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1%% ZeroContextExample entries are not allowed on wiki pages. All such entries have been commented out. Add context to the entries before uncommenting them. ˛˛[[ Read it here.]]˛˛Do it now.˛˛Because ''Absent-Minded Theater'' is a StandardFantasySetting LowFantasy dark comedy about a girl with one arm and no legs and a few other people who are being slowly and tragically ([[BlackComedy and hilariously]]) destroyed by all the ''worst'' aspects of a standard Renaissance-Europe fantasy setting. You know, like the awful medical care, and the evil forest, and the magic (which-you-can-only-get-by-selling-your-first-born-to-a-witch), and the crops to grow, because you've got crippled kids to feed. Even in fantasy-land.˛˛----˛!!''Absent-Minded Theater'' provides examples of:˛˛%%* AuthorAvatar: The Creator.˛%%* BeliefMakesYouStupid: Stanford˛* [[spoiler:BlackComedyRape]]: [[spoiler:Subverted. Koeb said she deliberately tried to write Wilbur's rape in a way that fit the darkly humorous mood of the comic, but made it clear how devastating it was to the characters involved. The comic showing how utterly broken Wilbur is as a result is a scene she admits she couldn't make funny.]]˛** [[spoiler:DoubleStandardRapeFemaleOnMale]]: [[spoiler:Consciously averted. Koeb wrote Wilbur and Daisy's reaction to the rape as a counterpoint to the belief that female-on-male rape isn't "real rape".]]˛* BlueAndOrangeMorality: [[spoiler:Sigmund went to hell not because he "killed" Daisy, but because he killed his own mother and then let her rot without eating her. For dragons, wasting food is the greatest sin.]]˛* BrilliantButLazy / BystanderSyndrome / RefusalOfTheCall: Ray, a perfectly capable soldier, will not bother helping his own uncle from being kidnapped by a witch because, well.... he didn't feel like it.˛%%* ButtMonkey / ChewToy: Almost everyone, to varying degrees.˛* CrapsackWorld / StandardFantasySetting: One and the same, all played for as much BlackComedy as possible.˛* GoMadFromTheRevelation: [[spoiler:Stanford, after an angel tells him that all suffering in the world exists for the amusement of higher beings.]]˛* HandicappedBadass: Daisy. Duh. She has a VERY mean punch. [[TheSpeechless Ted]] is pretty cool too, but he hasn't matured enough, so says the author.˛* KingOfAllCosmos: Stanford worships one of these that makes explosions.˛* KnightInSourArmor: Quincy, of all people, is showing shades of this. He started out as a snarky voice of reason amongst his brothers, but once [[spoiler: Stan told him how he thought his uncle and Daisy were dead due to being gullible and a lack of communication skills, he became a major playing character.]]˛* NestedStoryReveal: the finale reveals that the main story was actually a work of fiction from TwentyMinutesIntoTheFuture written by Ted. Daisy the character was based on his similarly disabled niece, whose recent acquisition of bionic limbs mirror's fictional Daisy's acquisition of magic limbs.˛* OrphanedSeries: the author realized she had written herself into a corner and quit. Later she added the NestedStoryReveal to give the story some closure,˛* OurFairiesAreDifferent: In this case, 'fairies' are nosy bug-type things that get in your face, and 'Fey' are more like TheFairFolk.˛* ProphecyTwist / TheUnchosenOne / PropheticFallacy: The son of Farmer Brown will be a hero. Problem is, he doesn't have a son, but a crippled girl. The other problem is, she might just ''make'' herself into a hero through sheer force of will. We're not sure what's going on quite yet.˛* TheReliableOne: Quincy, in spades. Selfishness or self-righteousness make Daisy's other cousins useless.˛* TheReveal: [[spoiler: Daisy and Quincy are actually siblings]]˛* SnarkyNonHumanSidekick: Garvan shows all the signs of being one to the witch.˛* YoungerThanTheyLook: Quincy. [[spoiler: Although he looks about 40, he's actually 27.]]˛----


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