YMMV: Hyperbole and a Half
- 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.
- It's kind of difficult reading Allie's stories about her sister after learning that said sister committed suicide not too long ago after a long battle with bipolar disorder (as Allie elaborates on in her WTF Podcast episode).
- 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.
- The Woobie: Allie, full stop, because of all the ridiculous crap that happens to her.