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In February 2019, Borba completed a sequel called ''Webcomic/BornToBeAlive'' which picks up a year after the events in this comic. He has said that ''I Will Survive'' and ''Born To Be Alive'' will make up a series called ''The Trilogy of Life''. The third installment is currently pending.

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In February 2019, Borba completed a sequel called ''Webcomic/BornToBeAlive'' which picks up a year after the events in this comic. He has said that ''I Will Survive'' and ''Born To Be Alive'' will make up a series called ''The Trilogy of Life''. The A third installment installment, tentatively titled ''Never Say Goodbye'' is currently pending.


In February 2019, Borba completed a sequel called ''Webcomic/BornToBeAlive'' which picks up a year after the events in this comic. He was said that ''I Will Survive'' and ''Born To Be Alive'' will make up a series called ''The Trilogy of Life''. The third installment is planned to start in late 2019 and be concluded in early 2020.

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In February 2019, Borba completed a sequel called ''Webcomic/BornToBeAlive'' which picks up a year after the events in this comic. He was has said that ''I Will Survive'' and ''Born To Be Alive'' will make up a series called ''The Trilogy of Life''. The third installment is planned to start in late 2019 and be concluded in early 2020.
currently pending.


* FullNameUltimatum: A variation. Judy wakes up Nick by calling him by his unabbreviated first name. Even though it's not his full name, his reaction lampshades this trope:
-->'''Judy''': Nicholas! I am serious! \\
'''Nick''': Geez! When you call me Nicholas it means I'm in great danger. \\

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* FullNameUltimatum: A variation. Judy wakes up Nick by calling him by his unabbreviated first name. Even though it's not his full name, his reaction lampshades this trope:
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-->'''Judy''': Nicholas! I am serious! \\
serious!\\
'''Nick''': Geez! When you call me Nicholas it means I'm in great danger. \\



* {{Hypocrite}}: Unlike his portrayal in the movie, Nick is shown to have religious convictions that he expresses in his comments on the pregnancy. In addition to the Roman Catholic iconography present in the background, when Nick is unable to convince Judy to keep the child, he calls her decision a "premeditated sin". This tends to imply a Roman Catholic or at least a conservative Christian religious viewpoint. Both have a strong pro-life perspective, but also have a rather condemning view on sex outside of marriage. However, Nick who is only Judy's boyfriend, doesn't seem at all bothered about about the sinfulness of the activity that got them into their current situation.

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* {{Hypocrite}}: Unlike his portrayal in the movie, Nick is shown to have religious convictions that he expresses in his comments on the pregnancy. In addition to the Roman Catholic iconography present in the background, when Nick is unable to convince Judy to keep the child, he calls her decision a "premeditated sin". This tends to imply a Roman Catholic or at least a conservative Christian religious viewpoint. Both have a strong pro-life perspective, but also have a rather condemning view on sex outside of marriage. However, Nick who is only Judy's boyfriend, doesn't seem at all bothered about about the sinfulness of the activity that got them into their current situation.


* BoldInflation: Borba peppers the dialog with words in bold typeface. However, there seems to be little rhyme or reason as to when words are presented in bold. It's done so frequently throughout the story that it becomes essentially pointless.



* EmphasizeEverything: A good portion of the text is in bold font.

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* EmphasizeEverything: A good portion of the text is in bold font.


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* ForWantOfANail: In a last-ditch attempt to talk Judy out of having an abortion, Nick asks what would have happened if Judy's mother hadn't given birth to her, saying that the world would be worse off, and he'd still be living a meaningless life..


* PoesLaw: Some people have argued that Borba is actually 100% [[StealthParody in on the joke]] and did the comic as a parody. It's hard to say for certain whether they're right, but certain particularly strange parts of the story (like the fact that Nick and Judy's apartment is [[https://i.kym-cdn.com/photos/images/facebook/001/320/488/d38.png directly modeled]] '''[[MakesJustAsMuchSenseInContext after Jerry's apartment from]]''' ''Series/{{Seinfeld}}'') seem difficult to explain as the work of a legitimate believer.

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* PoesLaw: Some people have argued that Borba is actually 100% [[StealthParody in on the joke]] and did the comic as a parody.an intentional and deliberate StealthParody. It's hard to say for certain whether they're right, but certain particularly strange parts of the story (like the fact that Nick and Judy's apartment is [[https://i.kym-cdn.com/photos/images/facebook/001/320/488/d38.png directly modeled]] '''[[MakesJustAsMuchSenseInContext after Jerry's apartment from]]''' ''Series/{{Seinfeld}}'') seem difficult to explain as the work of a legitimate believer.fan.


* PoesLaw: Some people have argued that Borba is actually 100% [[StealthParody in on the joke]] and did the comic as a parody. It's hard to say for certain whether they're right, but certain particularly strange parts of the story (like the fact that Nick and Judy's apartment is '''[[https://i.kym-cdn.com/photos/images/facebook/001/320/488/d38.png directly modeled]] [[MakesJustAsMuchSenseInContext after Jerry's apartment from]]''' ''{{Seinfeld}}'') seem difficult to explain as the work of a legitimate believer.

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* PoesLaw: Some people have argued that Borba is actually 100% [[StealthParody in on the joke]] and did the comic as a parody. It's hard to say for certain whether they're right, but certain particularly strange parts of the story (like the fact that Nick and Judy's apartment is '''[[https://i.[[https://i.kym-cdn.com/photos/images/facebook/001/320/488/d38.png directly modeled]] [[MakesJustAsMuchSenseInContext '''[[MakesJustAsMuchSenseInContext after Jerry's apartment from]]''' ''{{Seinfeld}}'') ''Series/{{Seinfeld}}'') seem difficult to explain as the work of a legitimate believer.

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* PoesLaw: Some people have argued that Borba is actually 100% [[StealthParody in on the joke]] and did the comic as a parody. It's hard to say for certain whether they're right, but certain particularly strange parts of the story (like the fact that Nick and Judy's apartment is '''[[https://i.kym-cdn.com/photos/images/facebook/001/320/488/d38.png directly modeled]] [[MakesJustAsMuchSenseInContext after Jerry's apartment from]]''' ''{{Seinfeld}}'') seem difficult to explain as the work of a legitimate believer.


* InformedAttribute: As mentioned under ThePowerOfLove, it's hard to believe that Nick and Judy are in a loving relationship when they fail to show any of the attitudes or make any of the compromises necessary for a healthy relationship.

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* InformedAttribute: As mentioned under ThePowerOfLove, it's hard to believe The final panel informs us that Nick and Judy represent an "everlasting love that has triumphed over the odds and many challenges". However, neither Nick nor Judy are in ever shown demonstrating the qualities of a mature, loving relationship when they fail such as bringing a sense of compassion to show any of an argument, making an effort to understand an opposing viewpoint or being willing to compromise for the attitudes or make any sake of the compromises necessary for a healthy relationship.their loved one.


* ExtremelyShortTimespan: The entire story takes place over the course of approximately twenty minutes in-universe. Critics have pointed out that the story was particularly heavy-handed in the portrayal of a relationship tearing itself apart over such an important issue without any attempt at taking time to calm down or having multiple discussions once the argument got heated. Essentially, the story shows that Nick and Judy have one and only one shot at working things out and failure results in the total breakdown of their relationship.



* ExtremelyShortTimespan: The entire story takes place over the course of approximately twenty minutes in-universe. Critics have pointed out that the story was particularly heavy-handed in the portrayal of a relationship tearing itself apart over such an important issue without any attempt at taking time to calm down or having multiple discussions once the argument got heated. Essentially, the story shows that Nick and Judy have one and only one shot at working things out and failure results in the total breakdown of their relationship.



* InformedAttribute: As mentioned under ThePowerOfLove, it's hard to believe that Nick and Judy are in a loving relationship when they fail to show any of the attitudes or make any of the compromises necessary for a healthy relationship.



* PubescentBraces: There is a shot of an adolescent Judy with braces.

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* PubescentBraces: There is When Nick asks what would have happened if Judy's mother never gave birth to her, a collection of pictures of Judy's childhood are shown, among them a shot of an adolescent Judy with braces. braces.


* DownerEnding: Nick ultimately leaves Judy over her decision not to keep the child. She's heartbroken, and he's not happy with the decision, but their differences cannot be reconciled.

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* DownerEnding: Nick ultimately leaves Judy over her decision to not to keep the child. She's heartbroken, and he's not happy with the her decision, but their differences cannot be reconciled.as neither side was willing to compromise or even agree to keep talking, a breakup was inevitable.


'''Nick''': Geez! [[YouCalledMeXItMustBeSerious When you call me Nicholas it means I'm in great danger]]. \\

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'''Nick''': Geez! [[YouCalledMeXItMustBeSerious When you call me Nicholas it means I'm in great danger]].danger. \\


'''Nick''': Yes, I do know. It seems like you could even '''kill our baby''' for your career.

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'''Nick''': Yes, I do know. It seems like you could even '''kill kill our baby''' baby for your career.



-->'''Nick''': So what you're saying is... "Hey, Nick! Even if you can get me pregnant, '''I don't want to have any children with you'''." Did I hit the mark, Judy?

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-->'''Nick''': So what you're saying is... "Hey, Nick! Even if you can get me pregnant, '''I I don't want to have any children with you'''.you." Did I hit the mark, Judy?


* ArmorPiercingResponse: Nick to Judy, which results in her being taken aback, then slapping him.
-->'''Judy''': You know who I am! You know what's at stake for me since we first met! And you know full well that I did everything for my career!\\
'''Nick''': Yes, I do know. It seems like you could even '''kill our baby''' for your career.



* FullNameUltimatum: A variation. Judy wakes up Nick by calling him by his given first name. Even though it's not his full name, his reaction lampshades this trope:

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* DownerEnding: Nick ultimately leaves Judy over her decision not to keep the child. She's heartbroken, and he's not happy with the decision, but their differences cannot be reconciled.
* FullNameUltimatum: A variation. Judy wakes up Nick by calling him by his given unabbreviated first name. Even though it's not his full name, his reaction lampshades this trope:



'''Nick''': Geez! When you call me Nicholas it means I'm in great danger. \\

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'''Nick''': Geez! [[YouCalledMeXItMustBeSerious When you call me Nicholas it means I'm in great danger.danger]]. \\


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* LetMeGetThisStraight: Nick does this after Judy relates her fears about being pregnant with a fox/rabbit hybrid.
-->'''Nick''': So what you're saying is... "Hey, Nick! Even if you can get me pregnant, '''I don't want to have any children with you'''." Did I hit the mark, Judy?


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* MyGodWhatHaveIDone: Judy immediately regrets slapping Nick, but the damage has been done.


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-->'''Judy''': Nick! Where are you going?\\
'''Nick''': Don't worry. I will survive.


* MusicalThemeNaming: This comic takes its name from the popular, late 1970s disco song by Gloria Gaynor.


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* TitledAfterTheSong: This comic takes its name from the popular, late 1970s disco song by Gloria Gaynor.

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