|Original review author:||Review begun by Jamie Doe and completed by Long Tom|
|Webcomic name:||Dangerously Chloe|
|Author:||Creators: Gisèle Lagacé & David Lundstrom, Story: David Lundstrom, Art: Jason Waltrip (2nd artist) - Cassandra Wedeking (1st artist), Editor: T. Campbell|
|Start Date:||October 22, 2012|
|End Date:||September 21, 2017|
|Genre:||Comedy, Fantasy, Fanservice, Child Pornography|
|Defining Flaw:||Unfunny comedy, repulsive characters, and even more repulsive smut.|
I got interested in this story from the BWW forums, because I wanted to write a review. I read a little bit of this story, after a person on the BWW forums told me the review is too short. I spent a lot of time looking at the pages of the story. I spent some more time on the story after one of administrators and two users told me to flesh it out. I didn’t finish because I knew the story was garbage. This webcomic is a spinoff of the other Pixie Trix webcomics which focuses on Chloe.
Long Tom: It seems that the reviewer left our company without having completed this review, so I am doing the job.
Dangerously Chloe is a Pixie Trix webcomic, of course it is going to be awful. It takes place in the scenario of Eerie Cuties as well. Out of all Pixie Trix webcomics, I have to say that this is the worst of the bunch, and that's saying a lot.
Story and Plot
Chapter One-That Damned Girl: Teddy is a boy who has broken into a place (a museum, I assume), and inadvertently awakens a god who says he will grant Teddy one wish. Teddy ends up asking for a girlfriend and receives one. Then Teddy and his new girl try to hide from the pursuing guards, but the girl ends up flying away with him, and introduces herself as Chloe the succubus.
Chapter Two-Demon In Bed: Teddy wakes up in bed, and Chloe is still with him. She fills him in on how they got there, and now Chloe wants to have sex with Teddy, but they are intruded on by Teddy's younger sister Abigail. Then Chloe tells Teddy that he had just sold his soul to receive a girlfriend, but the problem is that if Teddy were to be taken away, Abigail would be left all alone, and Chloe feels for her. To solve everything, Chloe agrees to help Teddy find himself another girlfriend to free him from the contract with the above-mentioned god.
Chapter Three-A Match Made In Hell: Problem is, Teddy is no good at getting girlfriends. Chloe asks if Teddy has anyone particular in mind that he wants, and it turns out he does, a girl named Jacqui Brightmoon. In fact, it is someone Chloe had gone to school with, and she goes out to find Jacqui. Chloe does, but Jacqui has no interest in dating Teddy. Also, this strip first mentions the time distortion between the netherworld that Chloe lives in and the regular "above" world-which will prove to be a big factor in the next part of the story. But Jacqui would be interested in a roll in the sack with him. So Chloe returns to the underworld to do research, but an adversary named Lucretia is there to cause trouble. However, the trouble, in the person of Sergeant Slash-Stab, decides to punish Lucretia while merely giving a warning to Chloe. Chloe returns to Earth to encounter Jacqui before she and Chloe had met. So Chloe decides to set up younger Jacqui with younger Teddy. She also has the father go out on a romantic date with a woman, and in their absence, Jacqui arrives to help Teddy study. Chloe tries to trigger a romance between Jacqui and Teddy, but things go wrong-and Chloe realizes she had inadvertently caused Teddy's family problems in the first place. And then Sergeant Slash-Stab arrives and believes that Chloe had caused trouble for Teddy's family on purpose, and lets her stay with Teddy as long as she wishes. Forward five years, Chloe admits to Teddy and Abigail of what she had inadvertently done, but though the past cannot be changed, Teddy still has to worry about not being sent to Hell.
Chapter Four-French Twist: Hold it, Teddy now has twin younger sisters? Actually, no. Chloe has put on a show of how she can magically change her appearance. Then she appears at Teddy's school, disguising herself as a teacher. Her idea? To find a girl for Teddy. Problem: School football quarterback Christopher Montana is the boy the girls at school are all after. Solution: Feed on Christopher, evidently to make him helpless. Next step: Set Teddy up with one of the cheerleaders. Whoops, the date didn't go over well.
Let's pause at this point. I've told enough of this story to prove that this is an unfunny attempt at comedy-and that alone was enough to earn a listing here. The rest of the story has to do with members of the underworld Chloe is part of fighting and competing with each other, later involving the angelic world as well, with things like transformation and gender-changing part of the recipe. This might have been intriguing, but the characters are all unlikable and stereotypical, the comedy mean-spirited and unpleasant rather than funny, and the story is too confusing to maintain the reader's interest.
But except for some suggestive parts up to now, what's this about the webcomic being pornography? The truly smutty part comes later in the story, but it comes.
As mentioned before, Teddy's sister Abigail was underage at the beginning of the story. Okay, the plot had Chloe visit Teddy and Abigail at different periods of their lives, but in this strip, we can assume Abigail is at best a very early teenager. But the outright adult parts start at about here and then go on here, and let's face it, you cannot call barely censored genitals anything less than R-rated. Certainly not scenes like this. Or this.
All right, at this point the story turns into outright pornography. One is reminded of TwoKinds, which is also infamous for censoring nipples and genitals so that it can make the thin excuse of not being porn. But Dangerously Chloe is even worse. This webcomic would have been less repulsive if it were at least honest about being pornographic instead of poorly disguising the fact.
Black-and-white artwork with shading and shadowing, and proportions and composition are very good. The artwork is very much like that of the Archie series of comics, although it should be noted that while Gisele Lagace has actually drawn artwork for Archie comics, the Waltrip brothers have not.
Technically the artwork is good, but as mentioned above, what it is used for is awful. Remember that this artist once did work for the Robotech series, as indicated by the Wikipedia page listed below.
Eerie Cuties, the cradle for all the other Pixie Trix comics, actually started out as a cute and clever webcomic about various legendary monsters, with only a small amount of blue humor to spice it up, before that webcomic turned into outright pornography.
Unfortunately this webcomic wasn't even good to begin with. It started out as an unfunny comedy in the first place and would get worse. The story is confusingly written and you don't end up caring about any of the characters or what happens to them. The beginning is suggestive before it later degenerates into outright barely-censored pornography. Real pornography would be far more enjoyable.
There's not too much to say about the authors that hasn't been said before. However, at the BWW forums it has been suspected that DaveZero1 is the main influence turning Ma3, EC, and MC into smut peddling. Giséle's recent works have turned into a catalog for pinups, and now, underage porn. It's as of yet unclear how to verify who is responsible for this as the site has no description about DaveZero1's background. Until we find some info about him, it's unclear whether he is responsible for all this mess.
Giséle has some points in her favor for making Cool Cat Studios and Penny & Aggie, which are nice stories with some morals to them. After she teamed up with DaveZero1, smut4profit simply became the rule of the party. However, after a little chat with the fellas at the BWW we decided that Giséle might be as guilty as Dave is for letting sex become the trademark of her works. Besides, I've found at her forums she's no longer interested in Penny & Aggie but focusing her time at Ma3 which by itself doesn't speak well about her.
The art may be competent, but this webcomic is otherwise awful. It's not funny, it's not entertaining, it's just confusing and weird, not to mention smutty (though that part comes mostly in the latter part of the story).
Gisele Lagace is merely listed as the creator of this webcomic. Did she expect this one to become as repulsive as it turned out, and if not, did she give it her blessing anyway? But she is not credited as the writer; David Lundstrom is, and T. Campbell is to blame for being the editor of this webcomic. Whether these people are genuine perverts themselves or simply pandering to a perverted audience, it speaks well for none of them. Nor does this webcomic look good for Jason Waltrip, who did the illustration in the webcomic's latter days, having taken over from original artist Cassandra Wedeking.
All the same, even perverts might find better entertainment elsewhere.
- Wikipedia article about Gisele Lagace.
- Wikipedia article on the Waltrip brothers.
- Eerie Cuties The cradle for this junk
- Magick Chicks, which Gisele Lagace had been involved with until Strip 102, when David Lumsdon took over.
- Penny and Aggie, David Lumsdon's now-discontinued webcomic.
- Pixie Trix Comix BWW Official Warning: this area is heavily exposed to bad web comics radiation. Protective measures should be taken immediately. Avoiding this zone might be plausible as well.