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Webcomic / Alternate

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Let the insanity begin!
One of the most popular comics on Smackjeeves, Alternate is a comedy that follows an Insufferable Genius named Skye McGregor who is determined to be the BEST. His goal goes untarnished until he encounters Xin and Bailey, a happy-go-lucky pair of best friends who seize Skye's plans of academic success and promptly proceed to screw it up. Add in a cult-like newspaper club to the mix, and Hilarity Ensues.

The comic is by Nozmo and was updated for four years, but is now on hiatus on its third chapter. Also see her other work, Todd Allison & the Petunia Violet.

This comic contains examples of:

  • Affectionate Parody: Of various anime/manga cliches.
  • Anime Hair: Jing is described as having it:
    Xin: And his hair is supposed to stick up like a DBZ character!
  • Angry Eyebrows: Bailey does this when she's trapped in the photography room with Camilo. It hurts her face.
  • Asian Airhead: Xin, although it would be wise not to challenge him to a game of cards.
  • Fanboy and Fangirl: Xin and Bailey, respectively, over the series Zombie Stabbers.
  • Filler Strips: Mostly for any landmarking number of registered fans.