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An as-of-yet unpublished webcomic by troper Pablo360, with some input by two non-tropers.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.


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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