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Webcomic / Blood Splattered Socks

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It only gets weirder from here
A boy who looks like a girl and a girl who looks like a boy become friends. Except one of them's a time traveller.

Blood Splattered Socks follows a kid named Charlie after he's involuntarily sent through time to live with his own grown-up self. Here he goes to school and pretends to be normal, though largely fails.

Blood Splattered Socks contains examples of:

  • Alternate Self: Charlie is this to Sam.
  • Bad Future: Emi comes from one wherein her father has murdered all humans
  • But Not Too Foreign: Ash is half American, which counts as foreign for the Australian setting.
  • Dude Looks Like a Lady: Charlie constantly gets confused as a girl to this, which is what causes him to go by his middle name instead of "Sam".
  • Embarrassing First Name: Charlie uses his middle name to avoid his gender-neutral first name. His adult counterpart has reverted back to Sam.
  • Embarrassing Old Photo: Sam offers to show Ash some of these of Charlie.
    • And again with photos of Ash with longer hair.
  • Fish out of Temporal Water: Charlie's only been gone 17 years, but he still gets surprised by things like digital cameras and how to use computers.
  • Gender-Blender Name: Basically everyone.
  • Groin Attack: The other kids' method to determine whether Charlie is really a boy.
  • I Want My Jetpack: Charlie's response to learning the current date.
  • Lady Looks Like a Dude: Ash, seemingly willingly and in a tomboy-ish way, wears her hair short and would always wear the gender neutral gym uniform to school despite any trouble that may bring.
    • Even going so far as to wear a suit to a wedding instead of a dress
  • Mathematician's Answer: Johnny's explanation for what his company does.
  • Mood Whiplash: Happens when Charlie realises everyone he knew has grown up.
  • Ominous Message from the Future: Sam gets one of these signed A Darker Future.
  • Time Travel: How Charlie and Sam met.
  • Masculine Girl, Feminine Boy: Charlie and Ash are a non-romantic example of this as they are close friends who both get their gender mistaken
  • That Came Out Wrong: Charlie's suggestion that they play doctor.
  • Title Drop: Each chapter is named after a line spoken in it.
  • Time Machine: A watch-shaped one.
  • Trivial Title: The comic's title "Blood Splattered Socks" is an example of this as so far it's only been a minimal side effect.