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Real Life Comics is a Life Embellished webcomic by Greg Dean. It's not as faithful to real life as it claims, but the majority of the cast does consist of the Author Avatar and people he knows. The comic has been going since 1999, making it among the oldest webcomics out there, predating Keenspot, Megatokyo, and Bob and George.

The comic was updated on weekdays, but updates slowed down dramatically in 2015, going from Schedule Slip to Orphaned Series that December... until September 2018, when the comic returned, promising five updates per week. The schedule began to slip again in late 2018, with updates coming less frequently as 2019 rolled on. There have been no updates at all since mid-July 2019.


Not to be confused with, well, Real Life.

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  • Aborted Arc: One arc was a parody of Sky Captain and the World of Tomorrow, but the Artist cancels it a few strips in because it would take forever and the movie wasn't all that interesting to begin with. That, and he gave up trying to work out how to write strips without spoiling anything.
  • A.I. Is a Crapshoot: Averted with the various computers and consoles that have gained sentience over the course of the comic, like Dave's PAL and Dreamcast, which are nice and friendly. Though when Dreamcast returns years later in an Aperture Science Personality Core, Greg briefly worries that there's a psychotic A.I. somewhere that wants to kill him. Tony says there is, because that's just what he does.
    • Also, when Dave was experimenting with new voices and gave PAL the voice of HAL 9000, PAL claimed it was encouraging him to do terrible things.
    • There was a story arc where an AI played this straight. Naturally it was one built by Tony for his holographic double.


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