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Intragalactic is a webcomic by Steph Cherrywell (also known as Steph Sakurai), who also created Muertitos and Gorgeous Princess Creamy Beamy. It parodies many Science Fiction tropes while providing Fetish Fuel and Author Appeal. You can read it (beware, it's Not Safe for Work due to some nudity and other Fetish Fuel!) here.
The arc-based comic tells the tales of Benjamin Glee, the captain of a Neapolitan-class ice cream delivery ship and its crew of misfits, including her Brainless Beauty boyfriend Axl, aging and mean-spirited Robot Buddy Rusty, and science officer Piper, who is actually a puppetmaster parasite who suffers from a Guilt Complex over eating her host's brain.
Intragalactic contains the following tropes:
- Affectionate Parody
- Author Appeal: BBWs, women stuffing themselves till they can barely move, and so on...
- Balloon Belly: Scatchi seems to be prone to this.
- Bare Your Midriff: Male example: Axl
- Beware the Nice Ones: When Piper finally gets fed up with Scatchi, she tells the Snaffet to GO TO HER ROOM!
- Big Eater: Scatchi again: After stuffing herself with ice cream, she proceeds to then finish off a Dippin' Dot nearly as big as she is. And so on.
- Bizarre Alien Biology
- Boldly Coming
- Brainless Beauty: Axl is on the crew only because he's the captain's hot boyfriend. He is technically the navigator, but is far too much of a ditz to actually be allowed anywhere near the ship's controls.
- Camera Spoofing
- Cast of Snowflakes: Applies to pretty much everything Cherrywell/Sakurai's ever done, after the FSR days.
- Cloning Blues: Enstant Ensigns.
- Double Standard: Flipping age-old double standards and gender expectations is a good source of humour.
- Funetik Aksent: Scatchi speaks with a Lzherusskie Funetik Aksent, thanks to her Translator Macrobe.
- Green-Skinned Space Babe: Axl is a Gender Flipped example. He's a pink-skinned space bish.
- Holodeck Malfunction
- Jerkass: If Scatchi has any redeeming qualities, she's pretty damn good at hiding them.
- Killer Rabbit: here
- The Kirk: Captain Glee is basically a female Kirk expy.
- Laser Hallway:here
- Meaningful Name: Scatchi is quite bitter and cynical. Captain Glee is a cheerful hedonist. Rusty is, well, old and rusty.
- Mugged for Disguise /DressingAsTheEnemy: The enemies they mugged for their uniforms happened to be nude at the time... And it still worked.
- Nipple-and-Dimed: Inverted in this strip, where the Censor Steam covers the man's nipples, but not the woman's.
- The Nudifier: The Nuditizer.
- Older Than They Look: Scatchi is an adult snaffet, with a buxom figure. She passes for a child basically by virtue of being tiny.
- Petting Zoo People: Scatchi is a ratwoman, Axl is an... Axolotl-boy.
- Puppeteer Parasite: Piper's brainworm. Becoming a corpse puppet doesn't seem to have affected her personality much, apart from a guilt complex and poor body image.
- Red Shirt: Enstant Ensigns are expendable cloned crewmen. Naturally, they wear red.
- Scenery Censor: Played for laughs in a series of strips starting here.
- Serious Business: Delivering ice cream.
- Slap Slap Kiss: lampshaded.
- Taken for Granite: Benjamin, towards the end of the "Ivy" arc.
- Translator Microbes: Parodied with the Translator Macrobe. It is as big, and thus as painful, as it sounds.
- Tropes in Space