YMMV: The Oatmeal
- Family-Unfriendly Aesop: You should act out to get attention. Various ones appear frequently, considering the grim tone of the subject matter.
- Tear Jerker: The story of Inman's house burning down is just a little heartbreaking. Until the end that is.
- Ugly Cute: Many of the characters generally drawn.
- Oatmeal describes most of his people looking like a "frog-eyed sausage".