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Alice and Bob (obviously named after a certain couple you always see here) is a blog story running on Tumblr on the account "thealiceandbobstory" ("aliceandbob" was already taken), written by our very own Panctice Squad Cutterback, the author of Allen the Alien. The story mainly concerns Bob and his powers of the world around him changing.

This work provides examples of:

  • Big Eater: Bob eats a 51-gallon tub of popcorn. ("High blood pressure, my ass")
  • Bland-Name Product
  • Bold Inflation: Lampshaded. "Man, I use bold way too much."
  • Captain Obvious: After Bob gets moved three spaces back in a board game.
    Alice: "Bob, you just got moved three spaces back. I think we're in a board game."
    Bob: "'Yeah, I kinda figured.' (People love to state the obvious)"
  • Department of Redundancy Department: Done here and lampshaded.
    "Anyway, I was about to be killed and murdered in my murderous killing bed. And I was going to be murdered. (I want to use redundancy for emphasis.)"
  • Edible Bludgeon: The characters used rotten food (technically edible) to fight in chapter 2.
  • Evil Is Coolinvoked: "Right now villain stuff looks tempting."
  • Gigantic Gulp: Bob drinks a 51-gallon tub of soda. ("High blood pressure, my ass")
  • Green Rocks: The Amy trophy, which was made of "phlebotinum". It's invoked by Phlebotinum Inc.
    "I watched a documentary on the Unnatural Channel. They said that it was constructed by "Phlebotinum Inc." to serve many purposes. Including superpowers, apparently."
  • Idiosyncratic Chapter Naming: "Holy X, Batman!"
  • iPhony: The iBone.
  • It Was a Dark and Stormy Night: Parodied. "It was a Bulwer-Lytton night..."
  • Lesser Star: Bob considers Alice to be this. "[She] isn't all that important. She's a supporting character at most."
  • Loads and Loads of Loading: Bob's iBone is only a fourth of the way finished loading even after a full hour.
  • Mathematician's Answer: Double subverted. "We are in a place. Well, thatís not a good answer. We are actually in a place."
  • Murphy's Bed: Bob is in one in chapter 2.
  • Nintendo Hard: Bob says that Metal Grinder "was as hard as an NEC game."
  • Nobody Poops: While the diarrhea from the rotten food is an aversion, this trope is lampshaded.
    "Surprisingly, nobody really seems to have to take a dump in fiction. Like, I used to play Elf Forest, which was overly realistic. You could pretty much do anything but relieve bodily wastes. The only game I recall in which you can do that is Simmy Buddies which I think had that toilet meter.
  • Potty Emergency: Due to rancid food, both Alice and Bob have to run for the toilet. Bob still has the runs in chapter 3.
  • Power Incontinence: Bob can't control his world-changing powers.
  • Precision F-Strike: Quoth Alice, "For the last fucking time, nuclear power does not give you superpowers."
    "Oh, crap, she used a swear word, it must be serious."
  • Radiation-Induced Superpowers: Defied. "For the last fucking time, nuclear power does not give you superpowers."
  • Reality Warper: Bob. The world can change at his will. Too bad he can't control it.
  • Reference Overdosed: If not, then it's certainly getting there. Even early after creation.
  • Revealing Cover-Up: The strikethroughs are clearly meant in-universe to cover words up.
  • Said Bookism: Zigzagged in chapter 2, with attempts at avoiding "said" and then just settling on that word.
  • Sophomore Slumpinvoked: Discussed.
    "I was watching my favorite anime of all time, The Sadness of Hurai Shoujo. Well, itís mainly just the first season that I fancy. The second season is just the same episode several times. For some reason, the second installment of anything good seems to suck. Like, when I played Dragon Emblem II, it was way too underwhelming for my tastes, compared to that first game."
  • Waxing Lyrical: I was reluctantly crouched at the starting line. With the engines pumping and starting in time...