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Webcomic / Namir Deiter

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(clockwise from upper left) Joy Satu, Blue Deiter, Snickers Namir, Tipper Namir

Namir Deiter is a Funny Animal comic created in 1999 by Isabel Marks (née Gonzalez) that started out with twelve-year-old Tipper Namir meeting her first boyfriend, Devin, co-starring her sister Snickers, Snickers's best friend Joy Satu, and their slightly older friend Blue Deiter. Devin dropped out of sight quickly, but the cast ballooned as each of these four became main characters in their own right, each acquiring a supporting cast of her own, Tipper's friends becoming especially prominent as she went through high school. The strip passes roughly in real time, so before too long, all of them were out of high school, into college and the real world; with the marriage of Tipper and Charles in 2009 and Gabby's Victorious Childhood Friend Joan's introduction around the same time, the strip ultimately spent its last 5-6 years as primarily a Dom Com centered on the four of them.

The comic ended on March 20, 2015. At the time of the ending came the announcement that ND would be succeeded by the Spin-Offspring comic, Nicole and Derek, which would serve as a sequel to ND and You Say It First.

Namir Deiter contains examples of:

  • All Men Are Perverts: Invoked when Charles and Tipper go jogging together. Charles didn't want Tipper to go jogging with him because she might assume he was only jogging to look at cute girls in shorts; one such girl calls out to him, and Tipper responds as expected. The girl in question was an old student who was getting back at Charles for giving her a bad grade.
  • All There in the Manual: Derek, Tipper and Charles' son, is unnamed in the comic itself (being a newborn in the comic's final days). But his name is in the tags for every comic he appears in and it's in the title of the Spin-Offspring sequel.
  • Anticlimax: A story in late 2011, entitled "The Wagon," opens with Blue coming home drunk and Joy starting to worry about her drinking. Blue turns it around to her issues with Isaac and her miscarriage, and she drops the subject. Blue continues to drink until a 2013 storyline that doesn't mention this one.
  • April Fools' Day: The comic either pulls a special meta-gag or has an in-story gag. All are searchable via the comic's "April Fools" tag.
  • Barbie Doll Anatomy: Male chests are suspiciously nipple-free. (Though, to be fair, they could just be under their fur.)
  • Divided States of America: No drama, but Sherup is one of multiple small countries to the south of Canada.
  • Downer Ending: "Burning Bridges", "Her and Her Feelings", "Unexpected plans"
  • Dragged into Drag: When Blue plans to celebrate Oktoberfest, Isaac tries to get Tipper and Joy to dress up in a skimpy barmaid outfit, because if he doesn't find someone, he'll be wearing it.
  • Early-Installment Weirdness: An early gag panel suggested Twix had been switched at birth with the Dorpe's actual childnote . This is never brought up again.
  • Exiled to the Couch: Gabby threatens Joan with this, when she complains that it's her turn to cook.
  • Express Delivery: Less than two weeks after Tipper confirms she's pregnant, a sudden Time Skip has Charles holding their unnamed son.
  • G-Rated Sex: Snuggly afterglow is the most we ever see.
  • Hypocritical Humor: Blue gets angry at Joy because she doesn't trust her, and rigged the Christmas presents so Blue couldn't sneak a peek at them. This happens when Joy catches Blue in the act, while she's still holding one of the incriminating presents.
  • I Didn't Mean to Turn You On: Isaac, before his identity is revealed, makes the wrong kind of connection with Blue.
  • I Never Told You Her Name: Isaac sees Ferdinand at the bar, and after Blue tells him that he was Joy's ex-boyfriend, he dresses up as a barmaid to chat him up. Eventually Isaac mentions Joy, and Ferdinand wonders how (s)he knows about him and Joy. Isaac panics but mentions the commotion between the two earlier, and Ferdinand realizes just how obvious it was.
  • Never Gets Drunk: When Gabby and Tipper drown their sorrows and get a massive hangover the next morning, Joan says she outdrank both of them, and has no signs of a hangover.
  • No Biochemical Barriers: Blue and Roxanne are cats. Their half-brother, Isaac, is a rabbit.
  • Out of Focus: Ducky in particular, right up there with Blue and Joy at one point, is practically forgotten. Bob has dropped out of sight as well, despite being prominent well after splitting with Joy.
  • Present Peeking: Blue tries to do it, but Joy has thwarted her by switching the wrapping paper with fabric, and sewing the presents shut instead of wrapping them.
  • Remember the New Guy?: Joan was known to both Charles and Gabby well prior to her first appearance in the comic. Well enough that she offers to be Gabby's girlfriend in less than ten strips.
  • Self-Inflicted Hell: Tipper and Charles and Isaac and Joy's UST-fueled mutual misery.
  • Take That!: Falco's cast page, which went up shortly after the second forum was taken down, includes a now-dead link to a mock-up of the forum in which she met Gabby, which blatantly shares many of the problems in that forum.
  • Uncanny Valley: Joy's newest doll was designed to look like a real baby, and it creeps Blue out.
  • Wax On, Wax Off: Tipper gets a college scholarship from "The Independent Women of Today" because half the test was doing things she had been doing as "odd jobs" for Blue for the past school year to pay off her college loan from her.