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YMMV: Sandra and Woo

  • Arc Fatigue: The Butterfly arc suffered from this, going on for four months. While it wasn't boring, it was fairly long and an interview with a fan even stated that it suffered from this.
  • Alternative Character Interpretation: Did Zoey deserve all of the things done to her by Larisa, or is Larisa just being an outright bully to her and she's just a Jerkass Woobie?
    • When Michelle rejected Zoey's affections after her sudden kiss, was her reaction just trying to remain calm and in control of the situation, or was she just painfully Oblivious to Love?
    • Michelle's huge Oh Crap face at the end of Zoey's arc, has spawned quite a few theories from Zoey being a Closet Key, to Michelle becoming a Heteronormative Crusader. But judging by the later strips (using the homophobia Landon's mom to get her to allow Landon dating Larisa), she was most likely shocked of how she hurt her friend's feelings. It is also a educated guess, that she apologized to her.
  • Crosses the Line Twice: The 2012 Halloween arc.
  • Designated Villain: Zoey is spoken of as a popular jerk, but the most we've seen of her so far is being a victim to Larisa.
  • Dude, Not Funny!/Values Dissonance: Because of differing viewpoints on the nudity taboo, this strip passed in Germany without much issue, but in English-speaking countries, got Knörzer and Powree briefly accused of playing an 11-year-old up for fanservice.
    • Larisa accusing a teacher of having an affair with her in order to get out of homework strays into this territory. Such accusations can cause a lot of trouble for a teacher, even if they're blatantly untrue.
  • Ensemble Darkhorse: According to this, fan interest in Zoey went up a lot when she was confirmed to be a lesbian, with an unrequited crush, to boot.
    • Michelle as well has garnered a fan-base, most likely helped by her pulling a Crowning Moment Of Awesome to help along Larisa and Landon's relationship.
    • Joe Miller only appeared in two strips, but because of the funny (and heartwarming) twist at the end of his arc, quite a few want to see him return. See the strip and the comments here.
  • "Funny Aneurysm" Moment: This strip which isn't as funny when you realize that Woo hasn't appeared as much since Sandra and Cloud became a couple. However, Sandra still likes being with Woo and spends time with him, so it isn't as terrible.
  • Genius Bonus: This strip, which actually rewarded readers for figuring it out.
  • Harsher in Hindsight: Hazel's cute little fall when a branch broke.
  • Jerkass Woobie: Zoey, after she gets rejected.
  • Les Yay:
  • Moral Event Horizon: The guy listed under Unfortunate Implications counts because of what he wanted to do. It's not quite as bad as what it makes you think at first, but still very inhumane.
    • Although with what she has seen of Larisa, Landon's religious mother has at least some justification for disliking Larisa and not wanting her son to see her ... then Landon's mother sees her son with a painting given to him by Larisa for his birthday that she does not like, she then proceeds to deliberately destroy the painting, and threaten to beat her son if he ever sees Larisa again. She apparently backs down on this after Michelle tells her that Landon was actually gay until he began dating Larisa.
  • The Scrappy: Landon's mom, Harriet, for being the embodiment of everything people hate about Fundamentalist Christians.
    • Dorothy Cambridge, the new Biology teacher, isn't winning anybody over either, especially with her poor treatment of Cloud. She is probably the most-hated character on the comic's history. You can see the strip (and the comments below) here..
  • Remind you of Anything?: The dialog between Cloud and Sandra, which precedes their First Kiss, sounds eerily similar to Cloud's dialog with Tifa just before the now infamous "Night Beneath the Highwind".
    Cloud: "I love you."
    Sandra: "I know."
    Cloud: (bashful) "I... I'm speechless."
  • Tear Jerker: I guess... We all have our secrets. I wonder what yours is?
  • Toy Ship:
    • Despite the characters' ages, there was a Love Triangle among Sandra, Cloud and Larisa early in the comic, until Cloud chose Sandra and Larisa started a relationship with Landon.
    • They are careful to depict the relationships of the main human cast (and their peers) in an age-appropriate fashion. Relationships are strongly suggested never to go beyond french-kissing, and even Larisa, who is depicted as being rather... er, precocious, is probably not going to do anything beyond that, since keeping her virginity is her mother's only concern. By this strip, however, is apparent that Larisa wouldn't mind actually taking the "next step" with Landon, but he is clearly not ready.
  • Unfortunate Implications: This comic. The facial expression on the man's face indicates that he's a little too eager to collect on that contract.
    • Worse. Potential Fridge Brilliance and Fridge Horror kick in when you note his name: Armin Fish.
    • Larisa's Halloween costume. Lampshaded when the school psychiatrist tells her this two strips later, only for Larisa's response to fall right back into it again.
    • Butterfly's arc is full of this from the implication that the Raccoon Goddess used eugenics, or selective breeding, to bring about a raccoon as gifted in climbing as Butterfly is, to the ending that seems to state that starting a family is the greatest achievement one can have regardless of anything else one has done.
    • Dorothy's story arc is supposed to be a parody of Straw Feminism, but winds up making it look like the authors are saying: "THIS IS WHAT ALL FEMINISTS BELIEVE."
  • Viewer Gender Confusion: Would you have guessed from this strip that Justin was a boy?
  • What Do You Mean, It's Not for Kids?: As time passes, more details of this world become clear. While they are rather tame, if you don't think too much about it, the world is fairly realistic when not using Rule of Funny, with all the things that entails. Half the stuff Larisa does is Troubling Unchildlike Behaviour and she's an avid pyromaniac. You tend to love her for the last part.
  • What an Idiot:
    • The principal for taking away Larisa's insulin shots. This is hammered home when she explains that she needs them to live, and the principal interprets this as dependency. Lampshaded when Larisa proceeds to repeatedly hit her head against the desk.
    • Dominic in the "T Word". What do you say when your dad is caught by airport security carrying a squirrel in his luggage (albeit by accident?) Why, claim that it's a TERROR squirrel trained to attack, of course! *facepalm*
    • Dorothy practising sexism towards the male students in the school is this. Potential for lawsuits and losing her job aside (which adds to the principal's own score for hiring her and allowing her shenanigans to take effect despite this to begin with,) consider one of the students she had purposely screwed over. As many of the comments pointed out here, consider who his mother is. Sure enough....
  • Write What You Know: The writer of Sandra and Woo is very interested in raccoons and wrote several Wikipedia articles about the species. He was also the creator of the Wikipedia article about the comic.
  • Woolseyism: After comparing the German and English text, it is safe to assume, that most, if not all of the text is written initially in English and than translated into German (sometimes the cultural references, slang and word plays can be translated, sometimes not (both the ones in the text or sometimes even those drawn ones).

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