YMMV / School Bites

  • Angst? What Angst?: Despite having just turned undead, when Cherri discovers that she's a vampire, the first thing she says is "Kewl." (sic) And after receiving an invitation to Shadow Academy, she goes along with it quite happily.
  • Ensemble Darkhorse: Regina Sharp, or Cleobatra as she goes, is pretty popular having a cute design, being very well-written and having a interesting backstory to boot being that she's a daughter of Lilith, aka the mother of all vampires.
  • Flat Character:
    • Sugar Shock shows no sign of any character development. We haven't even learned how she was turned.
    • Likewise Dante who, while coming off threatening, has no real end goal or motivation other then to make Cherri his because he turned her and she's now a student at an academy he hates.
  • Hilarious in Hindsight: While the series does make fun of Twilight in one comic. School Bites itself was mostly inspired by Anne Rice stories which had similar tones to that book series, and is often criticized for just being similar teen girl wish fulfillment. Considering this comic print version came out in 2004 and the first Twilight book released the following year, that kinda rings hypocritical of School Bites. What's more the story is a bit of reverse of Twilight, with a girl vampire pining after a male human.
  • It's the Same, so It Sucks: While School Bites predated it by five years, due to lack of advertising and infrequent updates/releases as well as the webcomic starting up on 2010 (the same year it premiered) most see the comic as a just slightly more mature version of Monster High. And even then, School Bites story wasn't considered really all that original as the premise has been done before (i.e Harry Potter) and the only thing it really brings to the table is just a more perky goth feel to it.
  • Nerdgasm: "I think she's havin' a star-gasm."
  • Tear Jerker: Annie Mia's backstory.
  • They Wasted a Perfectly Good Plot: The story doesn't really seem to go anywhere with itself. Just focusing on the girls milling around from time to time and, well that generally most of the series in the nutshell, with the occasional backstory and them not really doing anything vampire-y. The one time they go into the mortal world, it doesn't really go anywhere and spent on a nine page story of Cherri and Christopher in a shower. Fujiko's disdain for humans, which is hinted at, is never explored and quickly glossed over when she meets a fellow were-being. Likewise, the whole matter with Dante did seem interesting with the idea of a renegade vampire who wouldn't follow the rules of the masquerade, making him an enemy of Shadow Academy with an entourage that follows him while having a connection with Cherri and supposedly some history with Shadow Academy. So what happens? He gallivants like a stereotypical Anne Rice character, his followers are beaten by pies of all things and never seen again after their second appearance, his history is never explored, he constantly keeps trying to make Cherri his with no real clever planning and...is defeated in a dream sequence that makes no sense. His "threat" is just outright implied then really showcased and the only main danger he possesses is trying to sway Cherri to his side because he turned her, that's it.