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  • Anvilicious: A story arc that blatantly compares George W. Bush to Emperor Palpatine...published in 2011, three years after Bush left office.
    • Also, did you know that Sohmer doesn't think very favorably of Christianity? He paints with a subtle brush.
  • Creator's Pet: A large part of the problem with Rayne's character is this: he will act like a selfish brat for the first 90% of any given storyline, edging about as close as he can get to the moment when any form of sympathy for the character is destroyed. Then, about three to five strips before the end, he'll have a Pet the Dog moment that makes the other characters forget or forgive all the rude/offensive/destructive/etc. things he did before. The problem, of course, is that the readers aren't inclined to let the occasional good deed make up for all the crap one has to go through to get to it.
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  • Ensemble Dark Horse: The Frog King was never drawn in the webcomic, and existed courtesy of a Mondegreen induced punchline. The store, however, sells a t-shirt and a plush toy in his image.
  • Hilarious in Hindsight: Rayne is seen here bashing webcomic artists for not being willing to put in the work for accolades and acceptance, and even makes fun of an artist in a later strip for not updating regularly. Then along came a little webcomic called Homestuck, whose updates can provide any reader with years worth of strips, if each one is read daily, even with Schedule Slip.
    • Even more hilarious that after mocking other webcomic authors for not acting professional, he proceeded to lobby to be allowed to write for Deadpool in the most unprofessional manners possible, including petulant tweets and an internet petition.
      • To add to the hilarity, webcomic creators such as Brian Clevinger and Andrew Hussie have actually moved on to professional endeavours (the former with Marvel, even) without having to hamfist their ways into the business.
    • This comic when compared to the LICD ads that portray Rayne as occasionally wishing his partner were Chewbaccanote 
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    • Back in 2008, Sohmer would blog about how he hated webcomics with PayPal donation buttons and that anyone who asked their readers for money could not call themselves a professional. Years later, he became famous for his frequent Kickstarter campaigns and the Zuhfruh comic funded by Patreon.
      • Let's not forget The Gutters, where he guilted people into giving him money to make more comics... and then blew all the money commissioning single panel strips from famous comic book artists. He then begged for money again and finally just shut the whole thing down.
  • Ho Yay: The extremely straight Rayne has often been shown to have a mancrush on Aragorn from Lord of the Rings.
  • The Scrappy: Rayne. That's right, the main character is the Scrappy.
  • They Wasted a Perfectly Good Plot: 2011 Strip on Emperor Palpatine as a "Empire as legitimate government" being Shallow Parody on George W. Bush made people wish that they go with the idea of difficulty in running The Empire rather than dated political satire.
    • Pretty much every arc where Sohmer uses the comic to get on his soap box. While annoying some of his suggests could have led to interesting storylines... only for him to abandon them within days and never reference them again.
  • Tear Jerker: "Unca?"
  • What Do You Mean, It Wasn't Made on Drugs?: The Sunday Flashback Comics have been getting more and more like this. What started off as something of a Spinoff Babies parody has been getting more... hallucinatory...

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