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* '''Kenichi "DJ Scooter" Tanchibi''': The late-night DJ on the campus radio station, and the heir to a BlandNameProduct version of ''HelloKitty''. A big fan of retro music, he dresses like a [[ScooterRidingMod mod]]. Micki has a crush on him, and he seems to be flirting with her.

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* '''Kenichi "DJ Scooter" Tanchibi''': The late-night DJ on the campus radio station, and the heir to a BlandNameProduct version of ''HelloKitty''.''Franchise/HelloKitty''. A big fan of retro music, he dresses like a [[ScooterRidingMod mod]]. Micki has a crush on him, and he seems to be flirting with her.


** Gemma also has a [[http://www.webcomicsnation.com/shaenongarrity/narbonic_plus/series.php?view=archive&chapter=52597&name=narbonic_plus tiny cameo]] in ''{{Narbonic}}''. In the Director's Cut [[TheRant commentary]] for this strip, Shaenon says "Narbonic and Smithson [[BroadStrokes aren't exactly set in the same universe]], but I'd planned for Artie to eventually have a role in it as a character who would [[TheGhost never quite appear on-panel]]."

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** Gemma also has a [[http://www.webcomicsnation.com/shaenongarrity/narbonic_plus/series.php?view=archive&chapter=52597&name=narbonic_plus tiny cameo]] in ''{{Narbonic}}''.''{{Webcomic/Narbonic}}''. In the Director's Cut [[TheRant commentary]] for this strip, Shaenon says "Narbonic and Smithson [[BroadStrokes aren't exactly set in the same universe]], but I'd planned for Artie to eventually have a role in it as a character who would [[TheGhost never quite appear on-panel]]."


** In Chapter Two, the college radio station [[http://www.webcomicsnation.com/shaenongarrity/smithson/series.php?view=archive&chapter=3524 is playing]] a series of losing EurovisionSongContest entries. While most of them are real, the scene opens with the last line of "[[Series/FatherTed My Lovely Horse]]".

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** In Chapter Two, the college radio station [[http://www.webcomicsnation.com/shaenongarrity/smithson/series.php?view=archive&chapter=3524 is playing]] a series of losing EurovisionSongContest Series/EurovisionSongContest entries. While most of them are real, the scene opens with the last line of "[[Series/FatherTed My Lovely Horse]]".

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* CompletelyOffTopicReport: Evidence that Gemma is a GeniusDitz comes when, after weeks of avoiding her astronomy classes, she [[http://www.webcomicsnation.com/shaenongarrity/smithson/series.php?view=archive&chapter=3224 casually]] solves [[http://adsabs.harvard.edu/full/1971ApJ...164..469D Newell's conjecture]], when she was ''asked'' to write an essay about lunar eclipses.

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*PretentiousLatinMotto: The motto of Smithson College is "Facite Aenigmata, Non Expositiones" ("Create enigmas, not explanations").


** In Chapter Two, the college radio station [[http://www.webcomicsnation.com/shaenongarrity/smithson/series.php?view=archive&chapter=3524 is playing]] a series of losing EurovisionSongContest entries. While most of them are real, the scene opens with the last line of "[[FatherTed My Lovely Horse]]".

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** In Chapter Two, the college radio station [[http://www.webcomicsnation.com/shaenongarrity/smithson/series.php?view=archive&chapter=3524 is playing]] a series of losing EurovisionSongContest entries. While most of them are real, the scene opens with the last line of "[[FatherTed "[[Series/FatherTed My Lovely Horse]]".


** In Chapter Three, the line "[[http://www.webcomicsnation.com/shaenongarrity/smithson/series.php?view=archive&chapter=6126 She's a gig, she's roadside, man]]" is fake made-up slang from ''ForBetterOrForWorse''.

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** In Chapter Three, the line "[[http://www.webcomicsnation.com/shaenongarrity/smithson/series.php?view=archive&chapter=6126 She's a gig, she's roadside, man]]" is fake made-up slang from ''ForBetterOrForWorse''.''ComicStrip/ForBetterOrForWorse''.


''[[http://www.webcomicsnation.com/shaenongarrity/smithson/series.php Smithson]]'' is a webcomic written by Shaenon Garrity (''{{Narbonic}}'', ''SkinHorse'') and drawn by Brian Moore (''Teddy & Anna''), Bob Stevenson and Roger Langridge (''TheMuppetShowComicBook''). It's the story of a girl called Micki, her first year at Smithson College, and the campus superhero. And magic. And weird phenomena. And possibly a smattering of mad science.

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''[[http://www.webcomicsnation.com/shaenongarrity/smithson/series.php Smithson]]'' is a webcomic written by Shaenon Garrity (''{{Narbonic}}'', ''SkinHorse'') (''Webcomic/{{Narbonic}}'', ''Webcomic/SkinHorse'') and drawn by Brian Moore (''Teddy & Anna''), Bob Stevenson and Roger Langridge (''TheMuppetShowComicBook'').(''ComicBook/TheMuppetShowComicBook''). It's the story of a girl called Micki, her first year at Smithson College, and the campus superhero. And magic. And weird phenomena. And possibly a smattering of mad science.

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*OncePerEpisode: Every chapter starts with a student-tutor discussion, presented in a tight format of each character facing the reader during their part of the exchange. (Or the student only appears in the final panel, to show why there hasn't ''been'' an exchange.)


-->'''Micki''': Smithson is kind of a strange place, isn't it?
-->'''Jael''': I think it's about average.



* TwoPersonLoveTriangle: Micki is at the very least ''intrigued'' by Chumucka Man, and it's not clear how she feels about Chuck, least of all to Chuck.
* WorldOfWeirdness
-->'''Micki''': Smithson is kind of a strange place, isn't it?
-->'''Jael''': I think it's about average.

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* TwoPersonLoveTriangle: Micki is at the very least ''intrigued'' by Chumucka Man, and it's not clear how she feels about Chuck, least of all to Chuck.
* WorldOfWeirdness
-->'''Micki''': Smithson is kind of a strange place, isn't it?
-->'''Jael''': I think it's about average.
Chuck.


* TwoPersonLoveTriangle: Micki is at the very least ''intrigued'' by Chumucka Man, and it's not clear how she feels about Chuck, least of all to Chuck.

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* TwoPersonLoveTriangle: Micki is at the very least ''intrigued'' by Chumucka Man, and it's not clear how she feels about Chuck, least of all to Chuck.Chuck.
* WorldOfWeirdness
-->'''Micki''': Smithson is kind of a strange place, isn't it?
-->'''Jael''': I think it's about average.


* DJ Scooter opens a [[http://www.webcomicsnation.com/shaenongarrity/smithson/series.php?view=archive&chapter=3222 philosophical speil]] on his radio show with "Not to get all [[Series/NorthernExposure Chris in the Morning]] on you..."

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* ** DJ Scooter opens a [[http://www.webcomicsnation.com/shaenongarrity/smithson/series.php?view=archive&chapter=3222 philosophical speil]] on his radio show with "Not to get all [[Series/NorthernExposure Chris in the Morning]] on you..."

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* DJ Scooter opens a [[http://www.webcomicsnation.com/shaenongarrity/smithson/series.php?view=archive&chapter=3222 philosophical speil]] on his radio show with "Not to get all [[Series/NorthernExposure Chris in the Morning]] on you..."


** Gemma also has a [[http://www.webcomicsnation.com/shaenongarrity/narbonic_plus/series.php tiny cameo]] in ''{{Narbonic}}''. In the Director's Cut [[TheRant commentary]] for this strip, Shaenon says "Narbonic and Smithson [[BroadStrokes aren't exactly set in the same universe]], but I'd planned for Artie to eventually have a role in it as a character who would [[TheGhost never quite appear on-panel]]."

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** Gemma also has a [[http://www.webcomicsnation.com/shaenongarrity/narbonic_plus/series.php php?view=archive&chapter=52597&name=narbonic_plus tiny cameo]] in ''{{Narbonic}}''. In the Director's Cut [[TheRant commentary]] for this strip, Shaenon says "Narbonic and Smithson [[BroadStrokes aren't exactly set in the same universe]], but I'd planned for Artie to eventually have a role in it as a character who would [[TheGhost never quite appear on-panel]]."

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* ReallyGetsAround: Gemma and Blackbird Epstein.

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