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Webcomic / Precocious

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"Where cognitive dissonance thrives! Cute furry little animal children will lead us into chaos!"

Precocious is a Furry Webcomic by Christopher J. "Chrispy" Paulsen that stars a rather large group of "superintelligent" children who live in two separate neighborhoods, and who just happen to be anthropomorphic canines and felines. The main characters are known for being completely (but lovably) insane in one way or another. Not very serious, but very funny, the comic is about those children/mad scientists in their everyday lives.

The comic is presently on indefinite hiatus.

Read it here.



  • Acme Products: Chrispco makes tablets, children's toys, and soft drinks.
  • Art Evolution:
    • Compare Strip #1 to Strip #28. See a difference? Good. Now look at an even later strip, like #87. Big difference, eh?
    • An even more dramatic comparison is at the bottom of this page.
    • It later regresses, at least in detail. In chronological order: eliminating color strips altogether; eliminating almost all backgrounds or inanimate objects; positioning all characters at the same depth (with few exceptions). Color is back, for now, thanks to a fan contributor.
    • However, now backgrounds seem not to be as much of an issue anymore, and there's even some varied perspective.
  • Asbestos-Free Cereal: Hiram's Grocery Store sells "Cruelty-free" orange juice. (A durian, however, is always cruel.)
  • Ascended Extra:
    • Kaitlyn Hu was referred to by Chrispy as the central character of another strip. That other strip (Copper Road) , featuring her and the other side of the class, was eventually made.
    • Expanding on this, Kaitlyn and her Copper Road friends (Yvette Nutley, Quincy Wozwax and Vincent Iddenstein, plus one of Yvette's moms, Candy), have all risen in prominence in the main strip.
  • As You Know: Played for Laughs in a strip, aptly titled "Relive those memories".
  • Attention Deficit... Ooh, Shiny!:
  • Author Avatar: In his FAQ, Chris states that Bud was originally "a cartoony avatar of myself." However, a more straight example would be Kaitlyn Hu, especially in the Copper Road strips.
    • A more literal example is the unnamed artist at the career fair.
  • Bag of Holding: Quincy's supervillain persona "D20" carries his comically oversized dice in a normal-sized dice bag, which causes Jacob to make a sanity roll.
  • Barefoot Cartoon Animal: The entire cast. Shoes are sometimes mentioned in the Alt Text but to this day the only only articles of footwear seen (outside of guest strips) were part of a spacesuit, and some snowboards and skis.
    • Yvette's Halloween costume seems to include socks with embroidered toe-lines to make her feet look doll-like.
  • Batman Gambit: "See?" A battle plan that depended on what the enemy was likely to do.
  • Bedsheet Ladder: All she wanted to do. Which is why her parents planted roses under the window.
  • Flanderization: Inverted (sort of). Most of the minor characters are introduced pre-Flanderized. Played straight, however, for Shii Ann Hu. Mentioned by trope name in the alt-text for strip 237.
  • For the Evulz: Dionne's impetus to do pretty much anything. Example. Not that the Gemstone Estates kids usually cite any other reason..
  • Fourth-Wall Portrait: Done in the name of caricature in this strip.
  • Free-Range Children: The comic has the Sapphire Lake kids (and on occasion others) wandering around the neighbourhood, and in one arc they go downtown. Tiffany's thoughts? 'I was told lowlifes and villains hang out here [the corner of Cruelty Ave and Evil Rd]. But it's only us! Where are they?'
  • Full-Name Ultimatum: The comic has a full arc about full-name ultimatums: The names of several kids are revealed, then some try to invoke the trope to learn more middle names...


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