Survival Horror in Short Skirts is a 2018–2020 series of fan webcomics by Tapas artist lazytiger, crossing the two most popular survival horror game franchises, Resident Evil and Silent Hill. Chased by a swarm of zombies, protagonist Jill Valentine of RE1 & 3 inexplicably finds herself glitched out of her own game and into the world of Silent Hill 3. Her presence and other consequences of the glitch exasperate the game's playable character Heather, who hates the break from immersion and resolves to fix the issue at any cost. The two of them form an Odd Couple, parodying and Lampshading every detail of and difference between the games as they endeavor to set things right.
The comic can be found here.
This webcomic provides examples of:
- Common Crossover: The Resident Evil and Silent Hill fanbases greatly overlap, to the point that either of them is expected to know enough about the other's franchise, or at least its original set of games. This fanfic series is built upon their mutual accessibility.
- Fish out of Water: Jill in the town of Silent Hill. Played for Laughs.
- Have You Tried Rebooting?: Heather's second attempt to set the game right again.
- Left the Background Music On: "One does not skip Joe Romersa."
- Medium Awareness / No Fourth Wall
- Metafictional Device: The DualShock 2 that Heather conveniently surfaces every now and again. Used so far only to skip Vincent.
- Murder Is the Best Solution: After failing to resolve the glitch by resetting the console, Heather blasts Jill to death twice with her submachine gun. Jill, however, gives Heather a Taste of Her Own Medicine; and quickly convinces her of its futility...for the moment.
- Just when you think it's over, Jill insists on trying to Defrost the Ice Queen.
- Issue #72 combines this trope with Killed Offscreen and Take Our Word for It.
- Overly-Long Gag: The elevator ride in episodes 30–43. It actually serves multiple narrative purposes, from a Lampshade of the game's actually long elevator sequence; to a cheeky Aside Glance from our two protagonists, with differing connotations; to a way to broach the announcement of the series' brief hiatus in early 2019.
- Parody Fic
- Rules Lawyer: Deciding that the reason why killing Jill doesn't fix the game is that the player did it, Heather proceeds to push her off the subway train and let the game do it for her. Not only does it not work, but it also incurs Jill's wrath upon her respawn.
- Straight Man and Wise Guy: Jill and Heather, respectively.
- Suddenly Speaking: The "intergalactic travel[ing]" Gray from SH3's "Revenge" (UFO) ending.
- Team-Up Series: After they're done resorting to violence.
- Trapped in Another World: Though Jill's home world isn't any less fictional than Heather's.
- Universal Remote Control: See Metafictional Device.
- Unknown Rival: Minmo to Mira.
- Violence Is Not an Option: As both of our protagonists find out by taking it: Heather, with Jill; Jill, with Claudia.
- Yet it could be argued that technically, for Jill with Heather, Violence Really Is the Answer.
- Vitriolic Best Buds: Jill and Heather don't get along very well at first (to the point of killing each multiple times), but they grow into this as their journey moves forward.
- Vomit Chain Reaction: Played with, since Jill only threw up after Claudia ingested Heather's barf.
- Working Title: "An as yet unnamed webcomic" (the first three issues).