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[[http://www.somethingawful.com/series/barkwirecom/ ''Barkwire.com'']] is a series of articles by Josh "Livestock" Boruff posted on [[https://tvtropes.org/pmwiki/pmwiki.php/Website/SomethingAwful Something Awful]] beginning in 2008. The series tells the surreal story of a small town that is home to a "seedy canine underworld" and a dedicated (not to say fanatic) community of human observers. The narrative is framed as an oddly specific social network/review site, complete with its own system of rating ("?/5 bones") and likes ("Pet This Dog"). Each post is formatted as a profile page for one of the town's colorful assortment of dogs, with plot lines playing out in the reviews section, populated by an equally colorful cast of human fans.

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[[http://www.somethingawful.com/series/barkwirecom/ ''Barkwire.com'']] is a series of articles by Josh "Livestock" Boruff posted on [[https://tvtropes.org/pmwiki/pmwiki.php/Website/SomethingAwful Something Awful]] Website/SomethingAwful beginning in 2008. The series tells the surreal story of a small town that is home to a "seedy canine underworld" and a dedicated (not to say fanatic) community of human observers. The narrative is framed as an oddly specific social network/review site, complete with its own system of rating ("?/5 bones") and likes ("Pet This Dog"). Each post is formatted as a profile page for one of the town's colorful assortment of dogs, with plot lines playing out in the reviews section, populated by an equally colorful cast of human fans.


* PurpleProse: The trademark style of reveiwer [=KHunter=].

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* PurpleProse: The trademark style of reveiwer reviewer [=KHunter=].


* BiggerBad: El Cráneo Negro, [[spoiler: after the death of Vermin.]]



* HeroicDog: Auspice

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* GreaterScopeVillain: El Cráneo Negro, [[spoiler: after the death of Vermin.]]
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HeroicDog: Auspice



* RetiredBadass: Trotter.
* ScrapbookStory

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* %%* RetiredBadass: Trotter.
* %%* ScrapbookStory


* CompleteMonster: Antagonist Vermin.


* UnreliableNarrator / ThroughTheEyesOfMadness: It's not entirely clear how much of the dogs' personalities and social lives are imagined by the reviewers. [[spoiler: On the other hand, the event of the "dog war" may lead the audience to believe that there was more to these reports than assumed.]]

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* UnreliableNarrator / ThroughTheEyesOfMadness: It's not entirely clear how much of the dogs' personalities and social lives are imagined by the reviewers. [[spoiler: On the other hand, the event events of the "dog war" may lead the audience to believe that there was more to these reports than assumed.might be expected.]]


* MindScrew: Several reviewers perceive the works of resident canine artiste Satire as this.

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* MindScrew: Several reviewers perceive In universe, the works performance art of resident canine artiste Satire as this.Satire.



* UnreliableNarrator / ThroughTheEyesOfMadness: It's not entirely clear how much of the dogs' personalities and social lives are imagined by the reviewers. [spoiler: On the other hand, the event of the "dog war" may lead the audience to believe that there was more to these reports than assumed.]

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* UnreliableNarrator / ThroughTheEyesOfMadness: It's not entirely clear how much of the dogs' personalities and social lives are imagined by the reviewers. [spoiler: [[spoiler: On the other hand, the event of the "dog war" may lead the audience to believe that there was more to these reports than assumed.]]]


* RetiredBadass: Trotter.



* UnreliableNarrator / ThroughTheEyesOfMadness: It's not entirely clear how much of the dogs' personalities and social lives are imagined by the reviewers.

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* UnreliableNarrator / ThroughTheEyesOfMadness: It's not entirely clear how much of the dogs' personalities and social lives are imagined by the reviewers. [spoiler: On the other hand, the event of the "dog war" may lead the audience to believe that there was more to these reports than assumed.]

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* PoliceAreUseless: Several reviewers bemoan the conspicuous absence of Animal Control during the events of the story.

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* BiggerBad: El Cráneo Negro, [[spoiler: after the death of Vermin.]]


* UnreliableNarrator / ThroughTheEyesOfMadness: It's not entirely clear how much of the dogs' personalities and social lives are imagined by the reviewers.

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* UnreliableNarrator / ThroughTheEyesOfMadness: It's not entirely clear how much of the dogs' personalities and social lives are imagined by the reviewers.reviewers.
* TheUnseen: [=BiGDOG=] can't get through one post without praising Panzer, but never provides any detail. The only image ever posted of Panzer only shows as an error symbol.

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* CompleteMonster: Antagonist Vermin.

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* StayingAlive: The pound tried to put Vermin to sleep, but it just didn't take.

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* ThinkOfTheChildren: A frequent refrain from reviewer Angie.

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* MindScrew: Several reviewers perceive the works of resident canine artiste Satire as this.

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* MobWar: A major component of the ongoing plot.

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