Diesel Sweeties is an Life Embellished Webcomic written by R. Stevens, an avid and open disdainer and hater of elves . It can be found here. For a few month it was also published daily in some newspapers via the King syndicate, before Stevens was done in by the heavier schedule and content restrictions.
The comic would be a fairly typical story about urban twentysomethings engaging in witty banter and casual relationships, but also notes that several main characters are robots, who are perfectly able to have said relationships with humans. Notable cast members include:
- Clango, a likeable but naive robot
- Maura, alcoholic former porn star in (and out of) a long term relationship with him
- Lil' Sis, caustic sister of Maura
- Metal Steve, a Christian metalhead
- Alle Vegetoksis, a neo-hippie and Steve's wife
- Electron Mike, an Apple fan with no social skills
- Otakate, a blue-haired internet dweller
- Indie Rock Pete, a hipster with impressive misfortune
- Red Robot, a machine with no respect for human life (except his girlfriend)
The comic is computer-drawn in a heavily pixelated style. Part of the Dumbrella syndicate, along with Bad Machinery and Overcompensating. It also connects to the Questionable Content universe by way of Li'l Sis' fling with Amanda Whitaker.
The comic provides examples of:
- Author Avatar
- Dream Sequence: The sentient toaster dreams about getting back at CLango and Maura.
- Exiled to the Couch: Maura exiled Clango for a week, after he made anti-organic remarks.
- Fantastic Racism: Robots are not allowed in bars.
- Gosh Dang It to Heck!: Metal Steve, and usually Lil' Sis. People tend not to cuss often, either, which is weird for a webcomic that involves so much sex.
- Geeky Turn-On: How connections are made.
- Heh Heh, You Said "X": Tee hee! You said "modicum"!
- Insult Backfire: Lil' Sis' thoughts about Indie Rock Pete's new song.
- Love Dodecahedron: It's pretty alarming. There's a diagram drawn here, but even that's out of date now.
- Nobody Poops: averted SO MUCH.
- Pirate: Lil' Sis is shocked about Red Robot's hostility towards pirates.
- Pixel Art Comic
- Pixellation: Suzie topless.
- Toilet Humour: Occasionally, mostly from Lil' Sis.
- Red Eyes, Take Warning: When Eve went postal on Clango.
- Rocket Punch: in the Dream Sequence of Clango's cat.
- Screw Yourself: Clango has created a double to go to work, so he can stay at home. When he remembered, that he has no job: "Then let's make out!"
- Self-Parody: Strip 2513
- Yandere: Red Robot lied to have murdered his ex.
- Webcomic Time