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->''"Life is what happens when Mom kicks you out."''

A comic about an old house, a geek, a cute transvestite, a tall lesbian, and several ghosts - with guardian angels, personal demons and not-so-alien aliens featuring in later storylines. Found [[http://www.tmi-comic.com/ here]] (occasionally NSFW).

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* AlienAbduction: Four times so far to Ace - the first time he woke up and caused havoc, the second time he was recruited specifically because he caused havoc the first time. Again to reap the rewards of what he did the second time. and once by hostile aliens who deposited him inn North Korea.
* AllegedCar: Ace's van, Old Faithful.
* AllAnimeIsNaughtyTentacles: Played with [[http://tmi-comic.com/2006/01/09/bleach/ here]]
* AnalProbing: Discussed - Orions don't, but The Greys [[AliensAreBastards are bastards]] so do it for the lulz.
* BachelorAuction: Ace and Carly are conned into participating in one early on.
* BarbieDollAnatomy: Averted and [[http://tmi-comic.com/2007/12/01/pg-13/ Lampshaded]]
* BatmanGambit: Done by [[spoiler: the Devil himself]], when [[spoiler: Pixie's ex, Steve,]] nearly dies in a fire.
* BettyAndVeronica: subverted by Maddie and Jaz as they are now together with Ace. Besides, that's how we wanted Betty and Veronica to end up anyway.
* {{Bishounen}}: Carly says this is the reason women find him attractive even though he's gay.
* BlackSpeech: Used for humorous effect when Carly reminds Pixie she doesn't actually live in the house.
* BlazingInfernoHellfireSauce: Ace is a fan of these. To the point one of them actually caused Hazmat to be called as everyone else in the building eye's were watering.
* BlindDate: Ace after the BachelorAuction above.
* BigBeautifulWoman: Ace's mom according to herself. (Not that she's hard too look at)
--> Ace: Is there a strawberry blonde plump woman behind me looking very irrate?
--> Ace's mother: Pleasingly Plump!
* BigRedButton: Anton combines this with BreakingTheFourthWall: "Because that podunk town doesn't even show up on Google! [[http://tmi-comic.com/comic/vraiment-petit/ And don't click on Image Search.]] Trust me on that."
* BreakingTheFourthWall: Occasional "Backstage" strips, usually set in front of a frame-filling wall - although there have been [[http://tmi-comic.com/comic/ill-kiss-the-world-goodbye/ exceptions]] (inc. BigRedButton above).
* BrickJoke: Rusty and Regina are shown heading off into space [[http://tmi-comic.com/comic/audacious/ in one strip]]. Several commentators thought that was the end of them... but just over a month later, [[http://tmi-comic.com/comic/noisy/ they're back]] - and inside the ship.
* ButchLesbian: Rocky, whose real name is Roxanne.
* CatsAreMagic: All of the kittens can see supernatural beings and Shinobi helped rescue Ace from one.
* ClarkKenting: [[http://tmi-comic.com/comic/come-again/ Trey]].
* CoolOldGuy: Grampy
* CuteGhostGirl: Spookie
* CuteKitten: Six of them: Chance, Victoria, Ms. Mistoffelees, Shinobi, Buzzsaw (except when [[CatsAreMean near Carly or Ace]]) and Crash.
* DeusExMachina: Lampshaded, courtesy of [[http://tmi-comic.com/comic/coincidence/ Spookie]]
* DisappearedDad: Ace's Father [[spoiler: Turns out it was Larry. Him and Ace's mother were both in the Air Force together. However Larry was several times more arrogant and she left him. He even admits he was a real piece of work and his arrogence wound up getting him discharged from the Air Force as he lost a leg and you can't be a military pilot missing a leg.]]
* FairCop: [[strike:Officer Friendly]] Sharron
* FateWorseThanDeath: Lady Si was [[http://tmi-comic.com/comic/stone-cold/ threatened]] with this: "One is embedded alive in a giant diamond the size of a large coffin, like a fly in amber, and put on display. It's not fatal to an Eternal. As long as there's sufficient ambient energy, the nano-machines keep us alive and aware."
* ForgottenFirstMeeting: The latest addition to Ace's UnwantedHarem is a very tall Ainu girl who ran away from home because she was always being mocked for [[HugeSchoolgirl her size]], determined to find the only boy who'd ever called her pretty - a young Gaijin boy she'd found after he'd become lost back in Hokkaido, and helped to find a police-box. Cue the revelation that Ace had gotten lost during a trip to Hokkaido with his mom when he was a kid, and had been helped by a pretty redhead...
* GodivaHair: Cleopatra, Shaed.
* GodsNeedPrayerBadly: Some spirits can become Astrals by having enough worshipers. Losing those worshipers causes them to die.
* GoodAngelBadAngel: Spooky and Cleopatra to Ace. Larry and Helene to Luna.
* GreenSkinnedSpaceBabe: 8 year old Ace meet several Orion females and met them again 8 years later (conveniently, males aren't trusted to be let loose on deck) - although their green skin is due to ingesting pills which replace melanin with chlorophyll.
* HauntedHeadquarters: The house the main cast lives in practically attracts ghostsnnot just those who lived there, but from the nearby cemetery as well.
* HeadTiltinglyKinky: The girls found something on "Ace's" [[http://www.tmi-comic.com/comic/history-mystery/ computer.]]
* HumanOutsideAlienInside: Inverted. Orions look alien, with their green skin and antenna, but [[spoiler: are homo denisova (separated from Terra for a few thousand years) and the antennae are cybernetic, connected to a neural implant.]]
* IdiosyncraticEpisodeNaming: Several chapters have themed page names (e.g. Sting songs, games).
* IDontWantToRuinOurFriendship: Ace with...everyone. See UnwantedHarem below.
* ISeeDeadPeople: Ace is able to see ghosts. Jaz and some others are able to sense them, but not as strongly.
* IThinkYouBrokeHim: Happens to both [[http://tmi-comic.com/comic/spell-it-out/ Ace]] and [[http://tmi-comic.com/comic/checkmate/ Luna]].
* IWasQuiteALooker: Rosa. She's still pretty good looking.
* IncompatibleOrientation: Rocky and Carly used to date. It's implied that this is the reason it didn't work out. Luna still hasn't given up on Carly either, despite the fact that he's a gay transvestite. [[spoiler:Rocky and Carly eventually resume their relationship.]] Jaz and Maddie, at first, until the latter makes some personal discoveries.
* JacobMarleyApparel: Ghosts appear in what they died in. Souls however (there's a difference here) appear naked.
* LesbianJock: Rocky
* MamaBear: Ace's Mom. [[spoiler: It's implied she destroyed the homeworld of an alien race called Saurians because they endangered her boy.]]
* NoodleIncident: [[http://tmi-comic.com/comic/contact-2/ "That kid's still in therapy, you know."]]
* OneDialogueTwoConversations: Several times
* OohMeAccentsSlipping: Rocky slips in and out of her southern drawl. At least until her grandfather calls her out on it.
* {{Otaku}}: Gina is a major anime otaku.
* OutOfTimeOutOfMind: Happened numerous times to Ace, to date four times on-screen and unspecified times off-screen.
---> '''Gina:''' He can start an international incident in his sleep.
* PrettyFreeloaders: Pixie at the beginning. To the point she says that Ace can't stay in her room.
--> '''Carly:''' Pixie. You don't live here.
* RetiredBadass: Grampy Williams, again.
* {{Robot}}: Rusty and Attendant Ready.
* RunningGag: A few
** Ace nearly falling asleep just for a ghost to wake him up.
** Maddie catching Ace in a compromising situation with another girl.
** Ace turning his back to avoid seeing naked females (especially his mum) in the hot tub.
** Ace's nuclear grade hot sauce.
** (Police) Officer Sharron Friendly almost always being the officer to turn up. Needless to say, it's eventually [[http://tmi-comic.com/comic/soaked-2/ Lampshaded]].
* SapientShip: [[http://tmi-comic.com/comic/double-down/ OIS Rod Serling]], [[http://tmi-comic.com/comic/depth-and-feeling/ Ruby Begonia]].
* {{Seer}}: Jaz, although she only gets flashes, not full visions.
* SetRightWhatOnceWentWrong: Astrally travelling two years in the past to stop Meimei committing suicide - the * TemporalParadox is resolved by past timeline!Ace becoming Deuce, an "echo", while new timeline!Ace regards it as AllJustADream.
* ShouldersUpNudity: Anywhere around Carly's hot Tub.
* ShoutOut: Several references to sci-fi series, especially Star Trek.
* {{Spinoff}}: Maddie's Monster, which later got lost in a site crash.
* TeenGenius: Luna's uncanny ability to marry research, observation and speculation to form hypotheses. May be bordering on GeniusDitz.
* TheAce: Ace, surprisingly enough.
* TheChessmaster: Rosa - at times it seems she's manipulating half the cast.
* UnfinishedBusiness: The reason the ghosts can't move on.
* UnsettlingGenderReveal: Even though there was no romantic involvement, this happens when Ace finds out that Carly is actually Carl Lee.
* UnwantedHarem: Ace's is made up of an heiress supermodel, a psychic/nurse/stripper, a policewoman, a ghost who later becomes his guardian angel, that ghost's great-granddaughter, and his pregnant (not his) ex-girlfriend from high school, half the crew of an alien spacecraft, two former yakuza princesses, one of whom stabbed him and is now his bodyguard for life. [[LampShadeHanging Lampshaded]] by Carly [[http://tmi-comic.com/comic/last-visitor/ here]].
* WallOfText: There [[http://tmi-comic.com/comic/too-much-information-415/ have]] [[http://tmi-comic.com/comic/relative-logic/ been]] a [[http://tmi-comic.com/comic/tighter-tighter/ few]] [[http://tmi-comic.com/comic/i-robot/ examples]] - not only are they now Lampshaded in the author's notes below the strip, but the author's notes can occasionally be a WallOfText as well...
* WeirdnessMagnet: Ace, as Peg points out [[http://tmi.ink/comic/define-normal/ here]].
* WeSellEverything: Cartmart. Even the Orions shop there!
* WholesomeCrossdresser: Carly, rarely seen out of feminine clothing. "[[http://tmi-comic.com/comic/a-difference/ I would never want to be a woman. That would spoil all the fun of dressing like one.]]""

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