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"I am a bundle of pure trouble!"
Kyra, Uh-oh, it's a Dinosaur

Uh-oh, it's a Dinosaur (which began life titled Paul and Kyra) is a Life Embellished Webcomic by Andrew Bilitz (who also does Phil Likes Tacos) which updates three times a week.

The main character is Kyra who, as the title indicates, is more than likely a dinosaur in modern times. She's highly energetic and intelligent, even understanding and speaking human languages. She is also some bizarre escaped lab experiment with an occasional genius for mechanics and killing and slashing things that pops up at rather unexpected times.

Kyra lives with washed-up artist Paul, who works a thankless retail job, is rather timid, and is loath to venture beyond his apartment. While the comic takes place in what seems to be our regular world, every adventure they stumble upon ends up becoming over exaggerated and insane.

The tropes in play

  • Absurdly Sharp Blade: Kyra's claws, which can slice and dice small neighborhood animals with ease.
  • Animal Talk: Animals talk in emojis, which Kyra understands. She can also understand the English of the human characters, and bridges the gap with strange broken English. The occasional person who hears her talk can get completely weirded out by the experience.
  • Animal Wrongs Group: Jill gets between them and a group of gun-toting carnivores.
  • Arson, Murder, and Jaywalking: Example on page 332:
    Jill: If she wants to come out of hiding she's going to be confronted with politics, religion, and favorite movies like the rest of us.
  • Cameo: The MythBusters appear on this page. Many other pages hold cameos as well, such as a mustached man named "Mario" working at a shop.
  • Cerebus Syndrome: Intentionally averted. Bilitz wanted the comic to not head this way and at one point he realized it was headed this way.
  • Crazy Cat Lady: Mrs. Lucinda, with her one cat. You will eventually learn to feel sorry for the poor thing.
  • Shaped Like Itself: Stray Cat the, well... stray cat.
  • Speaks Fluent Animal: It never occurred to Beatrice that animals don't talk, so Kyra's talking is not at all strange to her. It is thus far unclear to what extent she can communicate to animals, but her beekeeping habits suggest it's at least a little.
  • Terrified of Germs: Paul is a clean/neat freak.
  • There Was a Door: Paul uses a tarp to cover the missing door to the apartment's balcony. Instead of simply peeling one side of it away, Kyra prefers to throw herself through it every time she enters or exits. This results in a funny moment when Paul reattaches it to keep rain out... And it's in tatters from Kyra-sized holes.
  • Webcomic Time: It's only been a few days in-story.