Comic 91 - "TSUROPU-TAAAN!"

26th Mar 2010, 3:17 PM in Fridge Logic
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Oh, hey. Look at all those tropes!

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Author Notes:

When making a webcomic, you sometimes have to compromise. I had to push Bob's lines in Panel 5 out of the panel, because otherwise there would be no room for everyone else to sing the MST3K theme song. Twang!

TV Tropes references: Avatar And The Airbending Fellowship Of Vampire Slayers | Buffy Speak | Convection Schmonvenction | Everything's Better Deep Fried | Egregious | The End Of The World As We Know It | Hand Wave | Heroic Mime | Hypocritical Humour | I Lied | MST3K Mantra | Retcon | Set Right What Once Went Wrong | Trope Overdosed | Trope-tan | Wall Banger (deep-fried ice cream?) | A Wizard Did It | You Fail Physics Forever

Oh, and don't forget every single trope Trope-tan embodies. Except for Boat Lights, because she looked incredibly creepy whenever I tried to colour her eyes.

... this simple list of tropes is becoming woefully inadequate. I'll have to start putting footnotes on the comic or something.


27th Mar 2010, 6:09 AM

27th Mar 2010, 6:13 AM
I thought the title was referring to "Pettan Pettan Tsurupettan," a painfully catchy song.

27th Mar 2010, 6:14 AM
It is possible, assuming the "rocks" were actually chunks of antimony or bismuth.

Also, is this a Dungeons and Dragons parody or TvTropes: the comic?

27th Mar 2010, 7:25 AM
@Kazyan appears to be TvTropes the Comic Parody of Dungeons and Dragons.....

27th Mar 2010, 7:31 AM
@Kazyan Doesn't matter what the rocks are made of. The magma isn't sufficiently fluid for them to float in it, IIRC.

And Tsuropu-tan is "Trope-tan" in Japanese under Japanese pronunciation. According to TV Tropes, anyway, which is definitely the authority when it comes to Trope-tan.

4th May 2010, 6:35 AM
SQUEEEE! Trope-Tan

Well, technically...

24th May 2010, 11:21 AM would be Chu-roppu-tan. Not sure. Romanizing something it hard.

28th Jun 2010, 3:42 AM
Actually, it would be Toropu-tan.
It's true that you usually use the -u syllabes when converting lone consonants to Engrish, but the T- and H- are specifically exent, precisely because the consonant is different.
That is, there is no "Tu" or "Hu", they are "Tsu" and "Fu", and therefore we use "To" and "Ho" for both "t" and "h"

9th Jul 2010, 10:13 PM
To followup on that, I'm guessing it would be Toroppu.

30th Jul 2010, 2:11 AM
Actually, Deep-fried Ice Cream is actually a real thing.
{{Fridge Brilliance}}?



Bob: This comic's really just become an attempt to get onto Trope Overdosed at TV Tropes.
Serena: Oh, I wouldn't say that, sir.

Fred: So, uh, what do you actually serve here?
Serena: We've got a wide selection of foods, from deep-fried steak to deep-fried chicken!
Plus our expansive dessert menu, which includes... deep-fried ice cream, apparently. Not really sure how that works.

Serena: So, what would you like to order?
Bob: ...
Serena: The deep-fried ice cream? A good, if illogical, choice!

Jane: Shouldn't the heat from the magma have incinerated us instantly?
Bob/Serena: Lalala!
Fred: Repeat to yourself, it's just a webcomic, I should really just relax.

Jane/Bob/Serena: For Mystery Science Theater, THREE THOUSAND!
Bob: Actually, the lack of convection is plausible. If the little heat thingies from the fiery burny stuff run into the other thingies, then it'd be quite safe to walk on a rock floating in magma.
Assuming, of course, that it's possible for rocks to float in magma. Which it isn't.

Fred: Nah, of course it's possible.
Bob: Oh? Care to explain?
Fred: Magic.
Bob: ... huh.

Jane: Is that... Trope-tan?
Trope-tan: I have come, to SetRightWhatOnceWentWrong! To {{Retcon}} that which would cause TheEndOfTheWorldAsWeKnowIt! To...
Wait. This isn't AvatarAndTheAirbendingFellowshipOfVampireSlayers.

Serena: You remember when I said this comic wasn't Trope Overdosed?
Bob: Yes, yes you did.
Serena: I lied.
Trope-tan: Okay, {{egregious}} use of LampshadeHanging, NoFourthWall, direct references to tropes... Interesting...


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