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Webcomic / My Little Python

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My Little Python is a webcomic about cute kid-like snakes living cute kid-like lives. At the same time, it sneakily introduces facts about snakes to its target audience of kid readers. That's it. Sometimes it has a plot, sometimes it doesn't. And yet it's oddly pleasing. As of 2020, the website has been taken down and the comic is no longer accessible.

This webcomic provides examples of:

  • Acting Your Intellectual Age: Caramel Apple, as far as we can tell, is very, very mature and smart, to the point of acting like a parent who's several times the age of the other pythons.
  • Adorably Precocious Child: Somewhat with Tangerinei although she might be a little bit to old for it to really work.
  • Animal Stereotypes: Fang. He's a rat and displays a lot of stereotypical rat traits, like infesting the pantry and being generally annoying. There are no bad characters in My Little Python, but Fang comes pretty close. Also, reversed with EVERY SINGLE CHARACTER EXCEPT FANG. They're all reptiles and amphibians and they're all nice, sweet, helpful, and kind.
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  • Back to School: Little Pythons at School, Sweet Grapevine Vs. Middle School...there's a different back-to-school arc every year!
  • Child Prodigy: All the Little Pythons are gifted in some way, with Stripie Snakie being the imaginative and very good at learning what he wants to learn kind of gifted, Tangerinei being more traditionally scientifically gifted, and Sweet Grapevine and Caramel Apple being very good at particular skills.
  • Colour-Coded for Your Convenience: The four main characters. In their original forms (before The Great Snake got lazy and removed the spots), Caramel Apple was green with brown spots, which The Great Snake thought resembled a caramel apple. Sweet Grapevine was purple and green, vaguely resembling a grapevine. Tangerinei was thus named because she was orange like a tangerine. Stripie Snakie is named because he's a snake who has stripes. Sigh.
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  • Cute Little Fangs: Every venomous snake has these, even characters like Albert Spinestein from Serpentville Science Fair, who's supposed to be a Gaboon Viper, the snake with the world's longest fangs.
  • Edutainment Show: My Little Python isn't a webcomic. It's a snake advocacy campaign focusing on kids and teaching kids that snakes are awesome and that they should donate their allowances to various snake organizations. The webcomic just thinly disguises that.
  • Furry Comic: None of the characters actually have fur (the whole point of it is to show that even animals that aren't cute and fuzzy are still cute, but it's still a comic which is really only funny because the characters are snakes.
  • Parental Substitute: None of the characters in My Little Python have parents because most snakes don't care for their kids. But, Caramel Apple, despite not actually being older than the other characters, acts as this, and the unnamed rattlesnake whose will to live is driving the Little Pythons places because Caramel Apple can't drive.
  • Reptiles Are Abhorrent: Averted. The entire webcomic is dedicated to averting this trope, to the point of making reptiles so cute it's nauseating.
  • Science Fair: Serpentville Science Fair.
  • School of No Studying: As far as we can tell, the Little Pythons only go to school to socialize and never actually do any work. Although, schoolwork is sometimes referenced like in Stripie's arc with the hypothetical computer replacement.
  • Shouldn't We Be in School Right Now?: A lot of the arcs take place during time when the Little Pythons really should be in school. Like, shouldn't Stripie be studying and not getting forced to use dial-up Internet so he gets a lesson about using too much bandwidth? Although, partially averted as it's never stated when the story arcs take place. It's possible that all arcs that don't take place at school are during summer or the weekend, although this seems unlikely.
  • Snakes Are Sinister: See Reptiles are Abhorrent.
  • Sssnake Talk: Used in a cutesy way with positive "S" words. Example: "Now that's a sssweet treat!"
  • What Measure Is a Non-Human?: Stripie's Lesson on Inappropriate TV is only appropriate for a family-friendly blog because it's snakes having sex. Averted in general as one of the main points of My Little Python is that "Snakes are people too!" and that an animal life should be valued as much as a human life.
  • You Dirty Rat!: Fang can be cute when he wants to be, but most of the time, he's annoying, disgusted, or legitimately mean.

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