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1[[quoteright:350:]]²[[caption-width-right:350:Penny is subjected to all of the [[TVTropesWillRuinYourLife most dangerous pitfalls]] of nerd-dom.]]²[[ Enjuhneer]] is a slice of life comedic webcomic drawn by Jenny Blanchard. It is set in the fictional school of Enjuhneer Institute of Technology which is based off of the actual college Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute. The author attended RPI and so many of the characters and places draw inspiration from the campus itself as well as from the people the author knew while there. ²²The main character, [[AuthorAvatar Penny]], enters EIT as a freshman and quickly finds herself in the middle of nerd culture. She meets a wide variety of characters, including a non-militant hardcore femenist, an invisible roommate, [[LiveActionRolePlay LARPers]], and a guy who sneaks into the room just to play video games. Overall the cast is about what you'd expect from a nerd culture at a tech school. The comic is generally gag-a-day with occasional multi-strip arcs and a few asides where the author talks about things happening in her real life. The strip updates Mondays, Wednesdays, and Fridays.²²The author actually created a (kind of) fully functional website for the school, complete with course listings, which can be viewed [[ here]].²²A character sheet is now in progress, please add to it²²As of 26 July 2014, after a hiatus beginning on 10 March of that year, the author put up a comic explaining that many things around her personal life had changed and that she wondered whether to continue the comic in the original direction. As of 26 July 2016, the domain has expired, but you can still try your luck with the Website/WaybackMachine.²²----²Tropes used include:²²* AlphaBitch: The recent story arc involving Wiredwolf's past has a girl who is actually named Libby. She fits the Trope scarily well.²* AltText²* {{Animesque}}: Parodied when [[{{Invisibility}} Kali]] considered [[ cosplaying as people's emotions]] at a con.²* ArtEvolution: The art style has changed two or three times, most notably the shift to color.²* AuthorAvatar: Penny of course.²* BreakingTheFourthWall: Done more frequently at the beginning, but still occasionally used for a quick joke.²* CoatHatMask: Julian's LARP costume features a variation on this where the coat is replaced with a cape. And the hat has [[ bunny ears]].²* ConRecap²* CosplayOtakuGirl: Kali has an [[Manga/FullmetalAlchemist Alphonse Elric]] costume. As in his armor. [[NoFaceUnderTheMask The reaction is great]]...²* DistractedByTheSexy: [[ The only way to get a gamer away from]] VideoGame/Portal2.²* DrosteImage: [[ Here.]]²* EducationThroughPyrotechnics: Apparently Pocky doesn't react well to [[ time machines]]...²** This has [[TimeyWimeyBall seriously damaged the space-time continuum around the university]]. Among other things, people stay the same age for an entire year before abruptly "[[PlotRelevantAgeUp upgrading]]."²* FacelessMasses: They're primarily male, and most of the major characters are female, so they're all silhouettes marked with Mars symbols.²* GamerChick: Several. Most notably Kali.²* HammerSpace: [[ The Bucket]] [[ of Holding]]²* {{Homage}}: Several for xkcd and other webcomics.²* {{Invisibility}}: Played with repeatedly with Kali the invisible roommate.²* KillSat: [[ For launching marshmallows]].²* LiveActionRolePlay: Several of the characters participate.²* LifeEmbellished²* LuminescentBlush: Penny has done this several times now.²* NoodleIncident: This [[ strip]]²* OneWordTitle²* OurWerewolvesAreDifferent: Wiredwolf shifts whenever she's angry (and, once, when she needed a Halloween costume.) Post-PlotRelevantAgeUp, she has wolf ears (and tail) even in human form.²* ProudToBeAGeek: Raise your hand if you have ever [[ rolled dice to determine where you go in a mall...]]²* ScheduleSlip: Has been on haitus since Jenny announced she was planning a second comic. The only two comics since that announcement in May '12 have been announcing she was going to be at a con and a Halloween update.²** Started doing regular updates again on February 1st, 2013, though on a Mondays-only schedule for the time being.²* SliceOfLife²* SpeechImpairedAnimal: Tails, and played with once by Wiredwolf.²* Subject101: Check out EIT's [[ website]].²* WackyCollege: More or less the premise, though more silly than actually abnormal.²* WebcomicTime: {{Lampshade|Hanging}}d in [[ strip 208]].²* WriteWhoYouKnow: Most of the characters are based off of people the author knows.²----


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