Only In Your Dreams! or OIYD! is a romance drama comic created by Tuyetnhi Pham. The story has Cara Luong as its protagonist; a woman who meets with her Dream Boyfriend, Richie Love, every night till she had the means to see him in person. Only to realize that her fantastical memories vanished and hilarity ensues. For a while at least. The comic focuses on Cara and Richie's relationship dynamic and applying the realistic to the fantastical.
It is still ongoing and can be read here.
This webcomic provides examples of:
- Deadpan Snarker: Ana. Cara also shows signs of this with Richie.
- Dream Intro: The beginning of OIYD! Initiated by Cara and Richie in the dream world.
- Dream Walker: Cara when she first enters her dreams.
- Eating the Eye Candy: Attempted by Cara numerous times when interacting with the titivating Richie.
- Girl of My Dreams: More like Boy of My Dreams. Literally.
- Grand Romantic Gesture: An attempt Richie is making to help Cara regain memories of their relationship.
- Living Dream: Dealing with an Actual Dream Boyfriend in fact.
- Manic Pixie Dream Girl: Gender-Reversal with Richie. He gets bonus points for also being made from a dream.
- Real Men Wear Pink: Richie initially wears a pink shirt that also bares his chest. Very integral to his design.
- She Is Not My Girlfriend: Gender-Reversal. Cara denies her relationship with Richie upon their first encounter.
- Stood Up: A disappointing event in Caras romantic journey expressed by her dream version of Dean.
- Surprise Creepy: Cara realizes she's not the only one occupying her dreams... Even worse when her imposter is set hunting her down.
- Talking in Your Dreams: Depicted in 'Entice Me: Part I'. Cara is implied doing this multiple times before her dream memories were lost.
- Vitriolic Best Buds: Cara's relationship with Ana is rife with this, with Ana calling out on her faults with plenty of snark.