YMMV: Our Little Adventure
Here are some tropes about Our Little Adventure which are debatable:
- Big Lipped Alligator Moment
- Chaotic Good...ish: Fans dubbed Angelika this, in keeping with the The Order of the Stick definition.
- Ensemble Darkhorse:
- Terramycin and Daytranna Shadowleaf.
- Joyelle the Erinyes.
- Growing the Beard: The comic really begins to find its groove about ninety or so pages in. The characters' traits are mostly established, the comic is prettier than before, and the story starts to take off.
- Nightmare Fuel: Angelo is way too enthusiastic about adding to his collection of trapped souls. Even his husband, a part-time Evilutionary Biologist wizard sponsoring some truly depraved experiments in creating artificial life, is creeped out by it.
- Tlodnal is what happens when a celestial falls and is Driven to Suicide, but the universe won't let him die. His divine realm drives people over the Despair Event Horizon and into insanity in an instant - and the sheer good luck of dying inside a Magic Circle Against Evil was all that saved Julie's sister Angelika from an eternity there.
- It's played for laughs, but the clown tent is this in-universe. It's so ghastly that veteran adventurers, devils, and undead are creeped out by it because it's a demon.
- Tear Jerker: Pauline's death and events following it, including Julie's emotional state, desperately clinging to the notion that Pauline could be raised, and Angelika hugging and comforting Julie when the raising fails. Angelika even cries after lighting Pauline's funeral pyre with Scorching Ray.
- They Copied It, So It Sucks: Being accused of being a ripoff of The Order of the Stick is a fear that its creator mentioned to a reader. Detractors claim it's an OOTS ripoff down to the site's layout, while supporters (some of whom are OOTS fans) think that they're quite distinct despite both being minimalist D&D comics. This later became Hilarious in Hindsight when OOTS underwent an Art Shift to using Noodle People, which Our Little Adventure had from the beginning.
- The Woobie: Poor, poor Lenny. Often serving as the Straight Man to the other character's jokes, often being treated meanly by Angelika and Rocky, and having the job of lugging the party's swag around like Nodwick.
- What Do You Mean, It's Not for Kids?: It's got a somewhat cutesy, simplistic style and is often brightly colored, but the comic has some crude language in it, and the battles can get surprisingly violent.