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General Protection Fault is a long-running webcomic by Jeffery T. Darlington. At its core it's about the workplace hijinks of the staff of GPF Software as they deal with clients, internal strife, would-be world conquerors, alternate dimensions, mad science, and spies.

And that's not including the internal conflicts between the main characters:

  • Nick Wellington — The strip's main character. Lead Programmer, Geek's Geek, Mad Scientist
  • Ki Oshiro-Wellington — Chief DBA, Action Girl, Gamer Chick, Nick's long-time girlfriend and recent wife.
  • Jason "Fooker" Barker — Systems Administrator. Slacker, not-so-secretly a government agent
  • Sharon Murphy — Fooker's girlfriend and co-sys admin
  • Trudy Trueheart — Marketing Director, Stepford Smiler, former would-be world conqueror, The Atoner
  • Dwayne Duncan — The Boss, software engineer, Straight Man
  • Dexter Smith — Coder, The Big Guy
  • Fred & Persephone — Sentient slime molds spawned from Fooker's garbage. Until recently, GPF's customer service operators.

The strip mixes geek humor with sci-fi elements (and occasional dips into the Cerebus Syndrome pool). A by-the-storyline index is available here.

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