Thomas Fay Syndicate (TFSyndicate for short) is a deviantART account specializing in comic-style fan art, photography and media by Thomas Fay.
Projects with their own pages:
- Catchphrase: The E train-"Mario! Are you LISTENING?!?"
- Cool Train
- Cranky Neighbor: The E train is 100% ill tempered, and really hates it when you try to ignore his rants
- Drinking on Duty: Charles, after being introduced to Cynthia.
- Robot Girl: Heather and Cynthia
- Shout-Out: Mario, the main character, has a newsstand at the Times Square station. Ever read The Cricket in Times Square?
- Baby Morph Episode: Chapter 3
- Caught on Tape: Tom once made out with "Egg-yolk" and Dani in chapters 9 and 10, and found it on record the next day. Turns out it was Rammy, ticked off because she was fired.
- Catchphrase: Tom squeals "WOW!"
- Fan Nickname: Tom sometimes refers to Teriyaki Yoko as "Egg-yolk".
- Gender Bender: Tom was a victim of this in Chapter 10, but was cut short thanks to the antidote Lammy gave him.
- Keeping Secrets Sucks: Tom believes in this theory. He even convinces Danny to spill the beans about his ghost powers to his parents. It worked well
- Not Me This Time: Tom is sometimes hit with this kind of paranoia, be it Rammy finding out where he lives and making his life miserable, or Valerie choosing his place for her shower without his permission.
- Musical Trigger: He's a musician. What do you think he does in the studio?
- Running Gag: Loads of them! The teenager who keeps saying "You want fries with that?" comes to mind
- Self-Insert Fic
- Shout-Out: Several. After all, this is a crossover.
- Chapter 2 has this little gem: "Rammy, you're trying to seduce me...aren't you?"
- Spit Take: Tom does this to his margarita after learning that Dani is an Opposite-Sex Clone.
- Starving Artist: Tom begins this way.
- Awesome Mc Coolname / Punny Name: Besides Todd Zeppelin (Half Todd Rundgren, half Led Zeppelin ), there's also Pearl Jam, Marcus Greil, and Todd's kids, Pink and Floyd.
- Fantasy Kitchen Sink: Aliens one minute, mermaids in another
- Fun T-Shirt: In addition to his L train ball cap, Todd's shirt has a classic rock-themed graphic on it, and it's never the same one twice!
Alien Radio tropes:
- Early Installment Weirdness: Before Todd Zeppelin, Alien Radio was originally another Self-Insert Fic.
- Pokémon Speak: Ello says "Hello", iMoccaneer says "I'm Walkin' Here!"
- Translator Microbes: in the form of a typical set of headphones with a microphone attached to it.
- Mars: Numar is from here.
- The Un Reveal: "Martian Mystery Tour" has Todd and Numar figure out why the mars rovers missed Numar and her people. The story ends before we find out why.
Baby Radio tropes:
- Baby Language: Heavily implied.Pegg: Todd! Anna! Stop drawing on the walls!Baby!Todd: Uhh...What did she say?Anna: I dunno. I lost her after stop.Baby Radio is presented in its original Baby soundtrack, with English subtitles.
- Brainy Baby: Mo-mo
- My Beloved Smother: Pegg
- Spinoff Babies
College Radio tropes:
- Mentor Archetype: Marcus Greil
- Minimalist Cast: In the Short Film, it was just Todd and Marcus. There was an actress hired to play Pearl jam, but her scene ended up on the cutting room floor.
- Transgender: Tomika
Fish Radio tropes:
- Amazing Technicolor Wildlife: Mermaids Bell and Tulip are blue and green, respectively.
Tropes frequent with the artwork in general:
- Art Evolution: From cauliflower hands, to kitten paws, to one-stroke eyes.
- The Alcoholic: Prominent in his earlier work.
- Big Applesauce: Except I.M. Hip, all original characters come from, or live in New York.
- Crossover: and lots of them!
- Our Mermaids Are Different: Many come in different colors. But no matter how much they want to, they cannot assume a human form.
- Ridiculously Human Robots: Subway trains, gas pumps, clock radios, garbage cans, wristwatches... anything that has a face on it: Particularly the ones designed by CUTE.
- Fun with Acronyms: CUTE stands for Computerized Utilities and Talking Electronics.
- Robot Girl: A recurring favorite.
- Roger Rabbit Effect: On most of his photography.