Cat and Girl

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Then All The Tropes is like the kid who leafs through all the books to get to the juicy parts.[1]

Cat and Girl is a Web Comic started by Dorothy Gambrell in 1999, and has been updating at least once a week ever since, hitting a thousand strips on January 31, 2011. The comic centers around the titular pair, and it often serves as a vehicle for Girl's philosophical musings, with Cloudcuckoolander Cat making only vaguely related remarks in the background—in other words, it can be said to be the more erudite side of Calvin and Hobbes taken Up to Eleven. Aside from those two, recurring characters include the political activist Grrl (note the spelling difference, she serves as the active foil to Girl's more passive character), the Straight Man Boy, Vampire (formerly Beatnik Vampire) and Bad Decision Dinosaur, who is Exactly What It Says on the Tin.

A lot of the strips openly criticize structures of politics, economics and education in the U.S., though much of its fanbase is of the highly-educated demographic being criticized in the strips, which contain frequent and obscure allusions to literature, film, art, music... and abundant subtle jokes and Continuity Porn. With such an audience, many of the comment sections below the strips can be often as entertaining as the strips themselves.

Also on the website is Donation Derby, in which Dorothy chronicles how she has spent donations from her readers.

Tropes used in Cat and Girl include:
  1. And TV Tropes is a Old Maid who hides books that offend her and pretends they don't exist.