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A character stumble upon a few plot points that hint at a bigger story. Webcomic
Simply put, a character (not the protagonist, hero, nor "chosen one") stumbles upon a few plot points that hint at a much bigger story, but it isn't touched upon for awhile until later on the story. The trope I'm trying to find might be even multiple tropes together. Stumbled Into the Plot might fit the bill, but it isn't precise enough for me.Edited by GoingBatty
Large speech bubble, little text Webcomic
When a speech bubble is deliberately made much larger than the text it contains would require, with the text often rendered in a particularly small font, to indicate whispering and/or unemotional delivery.
Examples: https://kiwisbybeat.net/minus/part-111 (panel 7) https://kiwisbybeat.net/minus/part-120 (panel 6)
Food that doesn't reduce hunger Webcomic
Do we have a food trope where the food tastes real but is not real and still leaves you hungry?
obvious but not said Webcomic
when certain speech and action bubbles pop up that gives clues to what someone is doing but the comic doesnt actually say what they are doing, or some of the time, even cover up parts of the picture of what they are doing
The background is minimalistic or even blank. Webcomic
An example would be Rain (2010).
Preview genre fakeout Webcomic
The initial previews/shown premise for a webcomic presents it as one genre, like a family dramedy, by only describing a vague summary or the first few chapters, leaving out the rest of the premise.
Then when its officially released, it gives us the full synopsis. Giving away the comicís actual genre. For example, a sci-fi adventure.
Non-sequitur panels Webcomic
When two or more panels next to each other in a comic are completely unrelated, both visually and narratively. Similar to Big-Lipped Alligator Moment but on an even smaller, more specific, and less related level. Or like a cutaway gag but even more random.Edited by prussianblue
Multimedia Comics Webcomic
Do we have a trope for webcomics that include audio for certain pages or chapters, without being a Motion Comic.
Mutual Death Assumption Webcomic
Alice and Bob were in a situation where they both barely managed to survive. They were separated and for some reason, each of them assumed the other died.
Pervert Fan / Pervert Creator Webcomic
Is there a trope for a common Take That! towards fanboys being that they're interested in a work because they're perverts who are sexually attracted to the female characters? Or at least take the Wish Fulfilment aspect of the work in the direction of using it for sex?
The idea there can be that the character likes something terrible because he's not sexually active and the fandom is "filling a gap", or that he's so into the fandom that it's taken over even his sexual preferences.
Another thing that might be related is a character who's a creator being unable to keep his fetishes separated from his work. Usually that comes in the form of a director that starts acting creepy whenever he's shooting a sex scene.
Those are mostly comedy tropes but I've seen them around in dramas too - usually pearl-clutchy stuff about fans being unable to separate fantasy from reality.
Rejecting the outcome of a coin flip Webcomic
Hello, basically in the story the main character flips a coin to make a decision to either stay home or leave. it ends up as tails, which he assigned the "stay home" choice. but he decides to leave anyway (the heads choice). is this a subversion of HeadsOrTails or some other variation??? TIA!Edited by Professional_Noob
Similar to Moral Event Horizon Webcomic
I'm looking for a trope that had this image at the top (https://imgur.com/a/mBFoK11) but I forgot the name. I think it had to do with when a show or series crosses a certain moral line, like moral event horizon. Can anyone help?
What trope or YMMV is this? Webcomic
I was trimming YMMV links in main pages when I found this under Dramatic Irony in Friendly Hostility:
- A more accidental - and meta - version occurs with the launch of Other People's Business - some fans have expressed concern that they won't be able to look back on F.H.'s fluffy and romantic moments without thinking about the impending doom of the sequel comics. It remains to be seen whether Fan Disillusionment, Alternate Universe - ing, abandoning of the 'ship or good old Fanon Dis Continuity will win out.
The example reads like a YMMV entry but could possibly be rewritten as a trope. Where should it go?
Usage of 3D background models for webcomics Webcomic
I see this a lot in webcomics, particularly those of the Korean Webtoons variety. Basically when it's (obviously) shown that the characters are hand drawn while the backgrounds (and sometimes background charcaters) are 3D models.
Is there a trope like this somewhere?
"I finally got to draw it!" Webcomic
I've seen it mostly in webcomics but I'm sure it crops up in other media.
The author plans a specific scene long in advance, but for whatever reason, they can't or won't create it until it actually shows up in the work. When it does, the author is elated that after all this time, they've finally drawn/written/filmed it.
Gunnerkrigg Court rant text:
"I've been waiting since Chapter 3 Page 23 to draw this."
Daughter of the Lilies rant text:
"this freaking page that i got to draw and ink after over a year of waiting
totally worth it"
Wilde Life comment by the author:
"This is one of the scenes that I pre-drew in 2013 when I was working on the script. It's always exciting for me when I get to them for real!"
https://www.wildelifecomic.com/comic/199Edited by Pumpkin_Cake
Did We Just Have Cthulhu For Tea? Webcomic
The latest Sandra and Woo ( Shub-Niggurath, Lightly Roasted), has characters eating "octopus", i.e. severed tentacles of the Eldritch Abomination.
So, presumably, this is a "playing with" of "Did We Just Have Tea with Cthulhu?", but is it a parody, inversion, subversion or what?!
Normal Conversation, Insulting Thoughts Webcomic
Two characters have a normal conversation with each other, unaware that both of them are insulting the other in their head (sort of like Two-Faced Aside but internalised).
- Bob: Did you enjoy your vacation to the Bahamas?Bob, thinking: You rich snob.Alice: It was lovely, thanks for asking.Alice, thinking: Nosy bastard.
Silent Sorrow Webcomic
When there aren't any onomatopias or speech bubbles, but it's all still almost audible somehow.