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Web Comic / What the Fu

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What do you get if you watch Kung Fu Hustle, followed by four seasons of How I Met Your Mother while in bed with a 102 degree fever, blasted on cold meds? Apparently, a slice-of-life webcomic where Everybody Was Kung-Fu Fighting. Zac Hershey, Kitti Sorensen and Dries van de Sloot live in a sort of Alternate Universe that is ruled by the Rule of Funny and the MST3K Mantra, and where office workers are occasionally devoured by giant, flying anglerfish.


The comic can be read here. Updates are Wednesday, Thursday and Friday.


  • Alas, Poor Villain: Dougie suffers a breakdown from the revelation that he's not actually Scottish. Zac almost feels sorry for him, except he's "still a murderous psychotic bastard".
  • Bob from Accounting: Mentioned among the victims of the anglerfish.
  • Casual Danger Dialogue
  • Crouching Moron, Hidden Badass: Zac's amount of clues may be negligible, but he's a pretty competent fighter.
  • Everybody Was Kung-Fu Fighting: In What the Fu, everybody knows Kung Fu. EVERYBODY.
  • Hand Wave: The comic's preferred way of explaining things. The characters just roll with it.
  • How We Got Here: Subverted inasmuch as the anglerfish attack comes just as much out of nowhere in the "explanation" as it does in the opening narration.
  • Improbable Weapon User: Zac's weapon of choice is his necktie.
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  • Incredibly Lame Pun: The fighting styles "Tie Chi" and "Gaykwondo".
  • Large Ham: Dries's gaykwondo is powered by his dramatic flair.
  • Ninja Pirate Zombie Robot: Dougie, the Scottish cowboy.
  • Noodle Incident: The "potato juice incident of 2005", Kitti and Dries's "legendary" anniversary, and everything that happened to Zac on the Fleischmann Account.
  • Pre-Asskicking One-Liner
  • Oireland: Dougie's father. Worth noting though that it's only Zac trying to imagine what may be going through Dougie's head.
  • One-Hour Work Week: Lampshaded by Zac, who explains the he never really understood what Dries does for a living.
  • Unlimited Wardrobe: Dries's "bleeding-edge fashion sense". She's wearing different clothes on every page.
  • Unreliable Narrator: Zac pads out blind spots in the story with imaginary scenes.
  • Unusual Euphemism: "tucking fool" and "thucking frilled".
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  • Vague Age: Mostly due to careless narrating.
  • Violent Glaswegian: Dougie.

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