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An as-of-yet unpublished webcomic by troper Pablo360, with some input by two non-tropers. It's (or will be) a gag-a-strip webcomic centered around main character Sharon repeatedly insisting that she isn't in a webcomic, Karen insisting it is, and Mario being cynical and pessimistic about everything. It's based around a number of very silly gags, including Heaven turning out to be a giant can of paint as a part of an inside joke. Since it hasn't been published, it may or may not be an example of Dada Comics.

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Which is just about as much sense as the webcomic was planning to make anyway.

The follow-up to this work, which may or many not feature any of the same characters, is/will be Chain Of Implausibility. A Doctor, a Lawyer, and a Necromancer only "exists" so that the author will have (hopefully) picked up some artistic talent when he begins the latter work.


Tropes pertaining to Rage Against the Author:

  • Agent Mulder: Sharon, to the idea that she lives inside a webcomic.
  • Alliterative Name: The TritDeuters, to varying degrees.
    • Played perfectly straight with Mario Mendel.
    • Downplayed with Sharon Seaborg - while there is alliteration on the S, it's not technically consonance like Mario's name, since Sharon starts with a "sh" sound, but Seaborg starts with a "s" sound.
    • Downplayed even further with Karen Skylark - there's no alliteration at all, but there is a consonance (on the "k" sound, and to an even lesser extent, the "r" sound as well).
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  • Berserk Button: For Professor Wallace, sniffign paint. He goes on a huge rant when he catches a student doing it. Too bad inhalation of addictive chemicals is the true meaning of happiness and heaven is really just a giant paint can.
  • Butt-Monkey: Enantiomen, Mirror Monsters that lack the Required Secondary Powers of actually being able to, you know, get out of the mirrors.
  • Deuteragonist: Tritagonist, actually. The webcomic revolves around all three title characters.
  • Fantasy Kitchen Sink: Very much so, especially due to the Early Installment Weirdness.
  • Gainax Ending: It turns out Sharon was right. She's not in a webcomic. She's in a Sitcom. Written by a sadistic stick figure with a black hat.
  • Genius Bonus: "Enantiomen" comes from "enantiomer", which is a chemical that's a mirror image of another chemical. They only exist if the molecule has a chiral center - chiral coming from a word meaning hand. Enantiomen only exist for people blessed with the Hand of Lucifer. Lucifer means light-bearer, and mirrors reflect light.
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  • Idiosyncratic Episode Naming: The comic is broken up into several "seasons", as a Shout-Out to Tower of God; each season is named after something related to TV shows, such as Cast of Characters, Lights, Camera, Action!, Network Contract, and Grand Finale.
  • Medium Awareness: Karen, Sharon's friend who insists that they live inside a webcomic.
  • Meta Girl: Karen.
  • Mirror Monster: The Enantiomen. It's too bad they can't actually get out of the mirrors.
    • That is, until they find out that reflections in convex mirrors produce "real" images...
    • Their introduction even passingly mentions that there are only two ways they could conceivably harm someone: hurting their self-image and... the narrator can't think of a second one.
  • Not That Kind of Doctor: Dr. Karen Skylark got her PhD in quasi-Euclidean physics.
  • Shout-Out: the man who produced the Show Within a Show that the entire webcomic secretly was could be an iconic character from either xkcd or Mountain Time.
  • Stock Shticks: The comic opens with a variant on the "two men walk into a bar" joke, featuring the title characters - Sharon Seaborg, Karen Skylark, and Mario Mendel, respectively - walking into a bar. It then breaks apart because Karen can't make a joke out of Sharon's drink order (gin and tonic).
  • "The Reason You Suck" Speech: Wallace gives one to Tony for sniffing paint.
  • Three Lines, Some Waiting: The name of the game, since the gag-a-day style wouldn't be as well suited to full-on Rotating Arcs.
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