YMMV: Hyperbole and a Half

  • Creator Breakdown: No joke. Rather unfortunately, it got worse. How much worse? She was so depressed that she openly talked about committing suicide in front of her mother, and was annoyed when she got upset.
  • Ensemble Darkhorse: Spaghatta Nadle and Simple Dog. In both cases this was recognised, and more comics were made focusing on them.
  • "Funny Aneurysm" Moment: Some of Allie's comical references to feeling miserable about her life can be kind of Tear Jerkers in light of her struggle with severe depression. Feel better, Allie! Also, when Allie revealed on Twitter that she was going to her uterus and one ovary removed due to crippling endometriosis.
  • Harsher in Hindsight, Given God of Cake, her comparison to eating a whole cake on her own in this post becomes this.
  • Heartwarming In Hindsight: In her very first post, Allie complains about how her depressed neighbor keeps turning to her for solace. But she admits that she usually just acknowledges how bad he's feeling and doesn't try to "fix" it—which is exactly what she wanted people to do when she fell into depression.
  • Memetic Badass: Kenny Loggins, of which her family's descriptions of him read like the Chuck Norris Facts.
  • Memetic Mutation:
  • Paranoia Fuel: Again from "Skeleton Man", the eponymous Skeleton Man made young Allie extremely paranoid about the basement bathroom where the Skeleton Man supposedly lurked.
  • Series Hiatus: The series went on hiatus in May 2011 due to Allie's depression, except for a handful of posts about the subject.
  • The Wiki Rule: After Allie announced her plans to have "mandatory sex party" become an actual term, after seeing the only result on Google for it being her own blog, no one was surprised when a wiki was eventually made.
  • The Woobie: Allie, full stop, because of all the ridiculous crap that happens to her.