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1[[quoteright:350:]]²²''[[ Pibgorn]]'' is a {{webcomic|s}} by Brooke [=McEldowney=], creator of ''ComicStrip/NineChickweedLane'' and is more or less a spin-off of the earlier strip. It follows the life of the eponymous fairy as she reacts to demigods who act like petty bureaucrats, her rival Drusilla the succubus, blustering loon Thorax, demonic game show hosts, idiotic robots and angels of death who act like bike couriers. It allows [=McEldowney=] more latitude to use large words and engage in the DoubleEntendre and good girl art that is his forte. Unlike ''9 Chickweed Lane'', ''Pibgorn'' is highly sexualized, and frequently features nudity, violence, and gratuitous sexual liaisons involving the main cast.²²----²!!This comic provides examples of:²²%%* AlienSky²%%* AllAnimalsAreDogs²%%* AllGirlsWantBadBoys²* AllWomenAreLustful: Since most of the early strips were dedicated to seeing which of the two female leads would get the right to service AuthorAvatar Geoff, it's sort of easy to see that the author is marching merrily on with the same theme he propounded in the parent strip. Indeed, virtually every single female character introduced invariably beds an AuthorAvatar of some variety or another. Frequent motifs include BDSM, demon mind-rape, and sight gags involving nudity of the titular character.²%%* AllTrollsAreDifferent²%%* AnimatedArmor²* {{Antihero}}ine: Drusilla the succubus.²* AuthorAppeal: Even worse than ''9 Chickweed Lane'', if such a thing can be imagined. Every manner of bizarre, disturbing fetish turns up in ''Pibgorn''.²* AuthorAvatar: ²** Geoff from ''Pibgorn'' is a nerdy musician as well.²** Even the "troll" in the current "genies" story who's supposed to represent [[TakeThatCritics those nasty internet people]] brings in the Author Appeal since he's the one who [[spoiler: turns Satori into Jeannie from "I Dream of Jeannie"]].²* AuthorFilibuster: The [[ "commentary"]] added into a rerun arc, apparently triggered after Wiki/TheOtherWiki told him he couldn't edit pages on his own work (he didn't like that someone described a scene as "the sexualization of music" but that's precisely what's going on: in the next scene Geoff tells Dru that he gets the impression she's pimping the music and ''in the commentary'' Brooke admits that Dru can't ''not'' do anything in a supernaturally sexy manner, not to mention all those other scenes of passionate piano playing). Let it also be known that in refute of his argument against the "fetish fuel" theory, that Drusilla employs hip grinds and pelvic thrusts as part of her "performance" during her concerto.²* BackFromTheDead: Pib and Dru have been killed so many times in this comic, you can make a drinking game of it.²%%* BecauseDestinySaysSo²%%* BlackmailIsSuchAnUglyWord²%%* BoltOfDivineRetribution²* BreakoutCharacter: Drusilla. In the beginning, she was strictly a supporting character who was supposed to be Geoff's DisposableFiance and a bit of a ButtMonkey. Then, Drusilla revealed to Pibgorn that she was a succubus and promptly moved to the forefront as a main character.²* CaptainErsatz: One story opens with a genie who looks suspiciously like [[WesternAnimation/{{Aladdin}} genie-Jafar]] but yellow and with giant nipple-rings having a conversation with a [[WesternAnimation/TheLittleMermaid1989 red-haired mermaid]] who hopes the next time he's summoned into the human world he gets sucked into a wormhole.²* {{Chiaroscuro}}²* ChuckCunninghamSyndrome: Pibgorn's [[IntellectualAnimal intellectual]] TalkingAnimal friends and (probably) the {{Obstructive Bureaucrat}}s in charge of fairydom.²* ClicheStorm: In-universe²%%* ColdBloodedTorture²* ColdOpening: How most arcs of ''Pibgorn'' begin.²* ColorCodedForYourConvenience: Pibgorn the fairy is mottled green over a human flesh tone; Drusilla the succubus is red and black; [[spoiler: Drusilla's "daughter" is blue...]]²%%* ConstantlyCurious²%%* CoolSword²* CruelPlayerCharacterGod: The "troll" (as in an antagonistic human) who tortures videogame character Satori by killing her over and over (it's possible Satori ''is'' his character since she's from an MMORPG). Satori gets her revenge when [[spoiler: the yellow genie is so attracted to her that he brings her into the real world. She rewards him by slicing him ''and'' the troll into ribbons]]; unfortunately [[spoiler: the troll was the one who "summoned" the genie with his energy drink can and, after being revived, forces the genie to make Satori into a "Jeannie"]].²* DeadpanSnarker: Drucilla, lately Pibgorn, and especially the disdainful GrimReaper Mildred.²* DealWithTheDevil: [[spoiler: A guy who hated Drusilla around the Elizabethan Era made such a deal in order to torture her and the playwright she was in love with (I think) due to her being the playwright's muse]]. In fact, the villain in that sequence was [[spoiler: a demon passing as human who aspired to be a great playwright, and was stealing Shakespeare's play from his mind as they were being written]]. Drusilla [[spoiler: revealed his thefts]], after which he concocted his scheme to have revenge on her. ²* DefangedHorrors: What Drusilla did to the vampire rapist.²%%* DeliberatelyMonochrome²%%* DreamingOfTimesGoneBy²%%* DueToTheDead²* EarlyInstallmentWeirdness: In Drusilla's first story arc, Pibgorn rallies some friendly beasts to scare her away -- and she looks genuinely frightened. Granted, this is before the readers learn she isn't human.²%%* EverybodyHasLotsOfSex²%%* EvilGloating²%%* TheFairFolk²%%* GenreBlind²%%* GenreSavvy²%%* GetItOverWith²* GingerbreadHouse: After Geoff's house is destroyed, Drusilla creates a new one for him²-->'''Geoff''': That aroma... it's gingerbread!\²'''Dru''': I love that new-house smell.²* GodivaHair: Drusilla and more recently Pibgorn; ironically the hair fairy has shoulder-length hair -- [[FetishRetardant all over her body]].²* {{Gorn}}: ²** When Oognat, the hair fairy, got chopped to bits, it disturbed a lot of people; sure, she got better but by then, the damage was done.²** The infamous "thorn tree", where [[spoiler: first Pib then Dru was trapped in the fork of a tree with a giant thorny branch growing out of her mouth that was piercing her from the inside out as it grew bigger]].²* GoryDiscretionShot: We don't see [[spoiler: Satori slicing up her "user"]] but there's still ''a lot'' of blood spatter.²%%* GreenEyedMonster²* GrimReaper: "My name's Mildred. I'm ''death.''"²* HalfHumanHybrid: The king of the fairies has a humanoid upper body and a kangaroo-rat-esque lower body. [[spoiler: Drucilla and her human subject's "daughter".]]²%%* HesDeadJim²%%* IGaveMyWord²* ImpaledWithExtremePrejudice: Happens so often to [[WhatDoYouMeanItsNotSymbolic the female protagonists]] it's practically AuthorAppeal.²* InformedAbility: Drusilla often states she is omnipotent, yet is hurt, foiled and defeated by other characters more often than anyone else in the strip.²%%* InTheBack²%%* JourneyToTheCenterOfTheMind: What Dru can do thanks to her succubus powers.²%%* KneelBeforeZod²%%* LaserGuidedAmnesia²%%* LastRequest²* LesYay: There seem to be a lot more pictures of Dru and Pib together than Pib and Geoff.²* AMagicContractComesWithAKiss (minus the contract): Pib needs to use the [[EverythingSoundsSexierInFrench Baiser de la Fée]] in order to do magic. [[spoiler: Actually she just needs a touch, but it's more fun with kisses]].²* MayflyDecemberRomance: Dru's past romances.²%%* MentalTimeTravel: What Dru can do thanks to her succubus powers.²%%* MixedMetaphor²%%* MurderTheHypotenuse ²* NinjaPirateZombieRobot:²** --> '''Pib''': I'm half fairy, half [[RobotGirl bimbesque android]].²** She describes her ''[[{{Squick}} sex organs]]'' as "turbocharged". Website/SomethingAwful goon [=TheOneAndOnlyT=] comments, "I'm kind of [[BileFascination morbidly curious]] about how one [[FetishRetardant turbocharges a vagina]]."²%%* NoirEpisode²* NonActionGuy: Geoff, although less so after he met Pib.²%%* OddShapedPanel²* OurDragonsAreDifferent: [[ Very much so.]]²* OurGhostsAreDifferent[=/=]OurSoulsAreDifferent: [[spoiler:Drusilla helped reunite two lost souls, a woman haunting Geoff's piano and a living Russian fighter pilot]].²%%* ParentalAbandonment²%%* PlanetaryRomance²%%* PoliticalCorrectnessGoneMad²%%* PrivateEyeMonologue²%%* PureIsNotGood²%%* RagtagBandOfMisfits²* ReallySevenHundredYearsOld: The magical/demonic characters in ''Pibgorn''; possibly possible interdimentional visitor [[CloudCuckooLander Thorax]] and his Pap.²%%* RedEyesTakeWarning²* RedRightHand: Dru's forked ears are the only part of her that cannot change, which marks her as a succubus. Also her red eyes.²* RidiculouslyHumanRobots: [[spoiler: Cornelia is actually an alien android modeled on Pib sent to gather human sperm for some reason. Unfortunately vampire sperm is [[Literature/{{Twilight}} "dead seed"]] so the aliens decide to kindly MercyKill humanity]].²%%* SadistShow: Tom Torquemada hosts one.²* SealedEvilInACan: Apparently the common cold is/was an army of baby demons just waiting for "an incredibly stupid succubus" to mistakenly set them off.²* ShesGotLegs: Everyone except the hair fairy, and who'd want to see hairy gams anyway.²* ShoutOut: Death/Mildred looks like Louise Brooks. The genie looks like [[WesternAnimation/{{Aladdin}} genie-Jafar]] but a really unappealing yellow; his mermaid "friend" looks like [[WesternAnimation/TheLittleMermaid1989 Ariel]] but topless and snarky.²%%* SizeShifter²* StuffBlowingUp: Dru stopped an alien invasion by blowing up a volcano; unfortunately this happened when a real-life volcano was blowing up.²* TakeThatCritics: Dru took time off from her busy schedule of being sexy to fry a bridge-structure symbiont while [[GrimReaper Mildred]], who does her work at the speed of thought, noted that most {{humans|AreIdiots}} would rather [[FlameWar brainlessly argue over minutia on the Internet then actually put their minds to work]]. [[note]]The author took down the comments page from his strips on [=GoComics=] and elsewhere as he was exasperated at the way readers would talk a lot of trival childish bollocks about his work, or press for more blatant nudity[[/note]]²%%* TalkingAnimal²%%* TenderTears²%%* ThereAreNoCoincidences²%%* ThinkNothingOfIt²%%* ThoroughlyMistakenIdentity²%%* TortureTechnician: Tom Torquemada.²%%* TreacherousAdvisor²* TriangRelations: Pibgorn, Geoff, and Drusilla (to Dru's credit she was there first).²%%* TrueLovesKiss²%%* UnwillingSuspension²* WhoWantsToLiveForever: A mysterious young woman who has been trying to kill herself for centuries [[spoiler: is actually the daughter of Drusilla and a human man she was inspiring circa the Elizabethan Era, artificially created just to torture Dru]].²* WholePlotReference: Pibgorn's slightly {{Gender Flip}}ped take on ''Theatre/AMidsummerNightsDream''.²----


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