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Main character Honey
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Melancholy is a webcomic written and illustrated by Josh Nickerson. It follows the life of single gal Honey, as she struggles to find a steady relationship, and her interactions with her friends Rudy and Pepper. The comic tends to veer between comedy and drama regularly. Updates weekly on Tuesdays.


Contains examples of the following tropes:

  • Bittersweet Ending: Several chapters end this way.
  • Cannot Spit It Out: Rudy just can't seem to bring himself to tell Honey that he has a crush on her.
  • A Date with Rosie Palms: Heavily suggested that this is what Honey was doing at the end of the Speed Dating chapter. Subverted by the fact she was just playing a video game.
  • Early Installment Weirdness:
    • The pilot chapter had Honey casually using mild cursing. This habit disappeared shortly after.
    • Rudy had a chubbier appearance in the pilot chapter. He slimmed down in later chapters.
  • Deadpan Snarker:
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    • Pepper is this trope personified.
    • Both Honey and Rudy have shown a snarky side to a much lesser degree.
  • Genki Girl: Honey on occasion.
  • Long Hair Is Feminine: Honey has an epic hairstyle that extends well beyond her hips.
  • Oblivious to Love: Honey is this towards Rudy, despite it being incredibly obvious he has a crush on her.
  • Shower Scene: Very early in the pilot chapter.
  • Time Bomb: Honey disarms one during her daydream at the beginning of chapter three.
  • Tomboyish Ponytail: Pepper sports one of these. On rare occasions you'll see her with her hair down.
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