This Timeline for El Goonish Shive is based on information provided by its author, Dan Shive, and is intended to make it easier to get a sense of how the plot and characters have progressed since the comic began. In February 2, 2010, Shive acknowledged the timeline in an in-comic Q&A session. In the commentary, he declared that, short of finding a flaw, he considers it canon. At that time, the page looked like this, and subsequent edits have not necessarily been vetted accordingly.
By looking at the dates given, one can conclude that the comic begins in 2013, as this is the only year with the right approximate technology where, for instance, May 24 and March 29 are Fridays. 2002, the year EGS was first published in, also has the correct day-date pairings, but the technology and cultural references used in later comics aren't consistent with that time. This being a fictional universe, of course, it cannot be ruled out. 2019 would also fit the established days, but would make any arcs from Family Tree onward take place in 2020, a leap year that wouldn't have the correct dates beyond Saturday, February 29.
The only thing Shive would originally say was that the comic takes place in the 21st century. Later, however, he admitted that it must take place before Star Wars: The Force Awakens (2015) but after the Star Trek reboot (2009), pretty much proving the year is 2013, barring alternate universe logic.
Note that since Identity, Dan decided to avoid giving any exact dates, using "next day" and "Thursday" instead. Combined with Elliot and Susan reviewing Guardians of the Galaxy, which came out August 1st, 2014, seems that he decided to actively sabotage attempts to set EGS to specific time.
How much screentime each day gets varies, see Time progress extremes.
Note: Some of these events are shown in flashbacks, some are just mentioned/talked about.
|Several centuries before present day||As her 150th year arrives, Pandora questions what her lifetime of jesting is worth, before finding a kindred spirit in the mortal Blaike Raven. In her 156th year, their son, Adrian Raven, is born, but in her 166th, Blaike dies defending others from a monster. Pandora vows not to let her love die.||EGS Main Story Comic for 2016-07-06||→||EGS Main Story Comic for 2016-07-18|
|18+ years before March 9 of First Year (1995 or earlier?)||Original Grace Sciuridae dies in car crash; Dr. Sciuridae replaces male human donor DNA with DNA from his daughter in Grace's egg.||Talked about at EGS Main Story Comic for 2004-03-12 ("I Guess Grace Didn't Die In That Dimension")||→||EGS Main Story Comic for 2004-03-12 ("I Guess Grace Didn't Die In That Dimension")|
|March 9, 18 years before the First Year (1995?)||Tuesday||The individual more commonly known as Grace Sciuridae is born as the last of 4 genetic experiments.||Talked about at EGS Main Story Comic for 2004-02-23 ("Grace's 'I'm Shocked' Face Gets Overtime")||→||EGS Main Story Comic for 2004-02-23 ("Grace's 'I'm Shocked' Face Gets Overtime")|
|March 10 - December 30, 18 years before the First Year (1995?)||Various||Elliot, Tedd, Justin, Sarah & Nanase are all born (based on Grace being the eldest & Susan the youngest).||Talked about at EGS Main Story Comic for 2004-02-23 ("Grace's 'I'm Shocked' Face Gets Overtime")||→||EGS Main Story Comic for 2013-05-03|
|December 31, 18 years before the First Year (1995?)||Friday||11:50pm - Diane is born.||Talked about at EGS Main Story Comic for 2013-05-09||→||EGS Main Story Comic for 2013-05-10|
|January 1, 18 years before the Second Year (1996?)||Saturday||12:10am - Tiffany Susan Pompoms is born, 20 minutes after Diane.||Talked about at EGS Main Story Comic for 2013-05-03||→||EGS Main Story Comic for 2013-05-03|
|Many years before the start of the comic (1996 or later?)||Noriko continually checks Tedd's power level until Adrian tells her to stop scaring the child.||EGS Main Story Comic for 2012-07-20||→||EGS Main Story Comic for 2012-07-20|
|14 years before March 13 of First Year (1999?)||Pandora & her son, Adrian, see each other for what will be the last time for over a decade.||Talked about at EGS Main Story Comic for 2009-12-18 ("Raven Family Reunion")||→||EGS Main Story Comic for 2009-12-18 ("Raven Family Reunion")|
|7 years before the start of the comic (2006?)||Elliot & Tedd meet in elementary school, after the former protects the latter from a playground bully. Owing to his androgynous appearance, Elliot initially thinks Tedd is a girl.||EGS Main Story Comic for 2002-05-24 ("The Conspiracy Continues")||→||EGS Main Story Comic for 2002-05-24 ("The Conspiracy Continues")|
|5 years before the start of the comic (2008?)||Edward Verres infiltrates Project Lycanthrope (Some details on this page were retconned, but the time wasn't disputed).||EGS Main Story Comic for 2003-03-17 ("In The Shadows Lurk The Nightmares Made By Man")||→||EGS Main Story Comic for 2003-03-17 ("In The Shadows Lurk The Nightmares Made By Man")|
|Four and a half year before March of the first year (2008?)||Damien declares the other cultists apostates and murders them for doubting his ability.||EGS Main Story Comic for 2004-04-28 ("A World Collapsing")||→||EGS Main Story Comic for 2004-04-28 ("A World Collapsing")|
|Four and a half year before March of the first year (2008?)||Damien murders everyone at Project Lycanthrope to seize their seyunolus.||EGS Main Story Comic for 2003-10-16||→||EGS Main Story Comic for 2003-10-16|
|2 years before March 10 of First Year (2011?)||Hidden Genesis: Terra & Magus duel, Magus is banished to the Spiritual plane of the Main Universe. Chaos gives DGB agents a cryptic warning about him.||EGS Main Story Comic for 2007-01-01 ("The Fateful Duel, Part 1")|
EGS Main Story Comic for 2007-04-11 ("FYI, the Alien--er, Personal Assistant, is Named Lavender")
|→||EGS Main Story Comic for 2007-01-12 ("I Also Blame Everything on Space Aliens")|
EGS Main Story Comic for 2007-04-21 ("And the Dots Start to Connect...")
|2 years before Spring of Junior Year (also 2011?)||Justin goes on a date with Melissa, but realizes that he's gay. He tells her & she, distraught, talks to her sister, who quickly spreads the word. Justin becomes ostracised & the victim of bullies. Elliot breaks up a fight, befriends him & introduces him to the Anime-Style Martial Arts dojo and Nanase.||EGS Main Story Comic for 2006-06-21 ("Prying Open the Floodgates")||→|
|EGS Main Story Comic for 2006-06-28 ("Love Cares Not for the Woes of Logic")|
|Summer after Freshman Year (also 2011?)||Susan & Nanase go on a school trip to France. Susan is attacked by an Aberration. Two Immortals Awaken Nanase & Mark Susan. Susan kills the Aberration.||EGS Main Story Comic for 2010-05-19||→||EGS Main Story Comic for 2010-05-31|
|October of previous year (2012?)||Eric yells at Sensei Greg & calls him a fraud.||EGS Main Story Comic for 2010-08-18||→||EGS Main Story Comic for 2010-08-18|
First Year (2013?)Edit
|January 25||Friday||The Goo: The first Goo created, fought for the first time.||EGS Main Story Comic for 2002-01-28 ("Not Again")||→||EGS Main Story Comic for 2002-02-10|
|January 26||Saturday||Shade: Sarah, Tedd & Elliot go to the movies. Enter Grace.||EGS Main Story Comic for 2002-02-11 ("Man, Do I Love Knowing Who That Is And Knowing That You Don't")||→||EGS Main Story Comic for 2002-02-23 ("Creepy, Isn't It?")|
|January 27||Sunday||Shade: Elliot & Sarah meet Grace. Sarah and Grace go clothes shopping.||EGS Main Story Comic for 2002-02-25 ("Oh, Like Your Phone Isn't")|
EGS Main Story Comic for 2002-03-15 ("I Wind Up Spelling Bad Words When Playing Without Even Trying...")
|EGS Main Story Comic for 2002-03-10|
EGS Main Story Comic for 2002-03-25 ("Hidden Motives")
|January 28||Monday||Relations: Elliot takes Sarah to martial arts class. Much awkwardness.||EGS Main Story Comic for 2002-03-26 ("Why, Super-Duper Good Actually!")||→||EGS Main Story Comic for 2002-05-24 ("The Conspiracy Continues")|
|January 29||Tuesday||Sister: Tedd V5's Elliot. Elliot & Sarah officially start going out.||EGS Main Story Comic for 2002-05-25 ("Secret Relationship")||→||EGS Main Story Comic for 2002-06-18 ("Meet The Parents")|
|January 30||Wednesday||Sister: Elliot goes to School as Ellen. Elliot & Tedd travel to PTTAOLUTASF.|
|EGS Main Story Comic for 2002-06-19 ("Holy Cow, Extras...!!!")|
EGS Main Story Comic for 2008-05-26 ("With Apologies to My Own Nation, the British, Museums, Tour Guides, Sorcerors, and Statues")
|EGS Main Story Comic for 2002-08-29|
EGS Main Story Comic for 2008-05-30 ("Risen Reaper")
|January 31||Thursday||Sister: Ellen tries to get Elliot in trouble at school. The Omega Goo is fought. The main 8 meet at The Verres' house.||EGS Main Story Comic for 2002-08-30 ("Diabolical Ellen, Hidden Tedd")||→||EGS Main Story Comic for 2003-02-21 ("Goodnight, Ellen")|
|February 2||Saturday||Flipping Cardboard: Justin & Nanase at the comic shop.||EGS Main Story Comic for 2003-03-03 ("Ah, Memories...")||→||EGS Main Story Comic for 2003-03-12 ("Duck's Apology")|
|February 7||Thursday||Lady Mysterious: Grace visits Ellen.||EGS Main Story Comic for 2003-03-13 ("El Goonish Shive Presents: Lady Mysterious")||→||EGS Main Story Comic for 2003-03-31 ("Not At All Awkward")|
|February||unknown||Lunchtable Revelations: Elliot asks Tedd and Susan to tell each other something about themselves.||EGS Main Story Comic for 2003-04-14 ("Feuding In-Laws?")||→||EGS Main Story Comic for 2003-04-29 ("Frankly, Susan did Tony a Favor...")|
|Last week of February||unknown||Night Out Part 1 - Martial Arts Crew: Nanase invites Ellen to hang out with her and Justin.||EGS Main Story Comic for 2003-04-30 ("Confusion Over This is Why I'll Always Be Reincarnated")||→||EGS Main Story Comic for 2003-05-09 ("It's Called The 'Fairy Doll' Spell")|
|March 1||Friday||Night Out Part 2 - Elliot's Crew: Tedd, Grace, Elliot and Sarah go to a movie, with Tedd and Grace disguised as each other.
Night Out Part 3 - Ellen's Crew: Nanase, Susan, Ellen and Justin watch movies at Susan's house and Nanase learns that her attraction to Ellen isn't due to FV5 pheromones.
|EGS Main Story Comic for 2003-05-12 ("Something's Not Quite Right Here...")||→||EGS Main Story Comic for 2003-08-05 ("Night's End")|
|March 2||Saturday||Tam eh Tedd: William and Gillian visit Tedd and Elliot learns about uryuoms.||EGS Main Story Comic for 2003-08-18 ("A Fun Way To Start The Day")||→||EGS Main Story Comic for 2004-07-05 ("The End")|
|March 3||Sunday||Sleepy Time: The main 8 dream.||EGS Main Story Comic for 2004-08-02 ("Sarah's Dream")||→||EGS Main Story Comic for 2004-10-20 ("Partial Credit For The Mysterious Cloaked Figure")|
|March 4||Monday||Red Alert: Principal Verrückt sees Susan and Tedd fighting and comes up with the school uniform policy.
Intro To South: Diane asks Nanase to sit with her.
|EGS Main Story Comic for 2004-10-22 ("Word")|
EGS:NP Comic for 2004-04-13 ("Magic Comic Shop - Part I")
|EGS Main Story Comic for 2005-01-05 ("Brief 'Second Life' Intermission / Young Ellen Likes Her Boys Weird-Looking")|
EGS:NP Comic for 2004-05-29 ("Not A Date At The Mall - Part XII")
|March 5||Tuesday||Party Recruiting: Tedd invites Elliot, Sarah and Susan to Grace's birthday party.
Even More Recruiting: Elliot invites Nanase and Justin to Grace's birthday party.
|EGS Main Story Comic for 2005-01-07 ("Can You Smell the Suspense? I know I Can! *Sniff*")||→||EGS Main Story Comic for 2005-03-07 ("Guilt-Ridden Kitty")|
|March 6||Wednesday||Party Fashion: School Uniforms announced.||EGS Main Story Comic for 2005-03-09 ("Sarahs’ Going To Be The Best Darn Boyfriend She Can Be!")||→||EGS Main Story Comic for 2005-03-28 ("Natural Cuddle/Hug Friends")|
|March 7||Thursday||Party Fashion: Susan and Nanase conspire.||EGS Main Story Comic for 2005-03-30 ("Holy Skimpy Kitty! What Program Are They Using?!")||→||EGS Main Story Comic for 2005-04-06 ("The Yarn Ball, The Alpha Quadrant… It’s A Mural Of Destruction")|
|March 8||Friday||Party Fashion: Uniform pickup.||EGS Main Story Comic for 2005-04-08 ("This Isn’t The First Time Tedd’s Been Accused Of This")||→||EGS Main Story Comic for 2005-04-23 ("Bright Sides And Dark Sides")|
|March 9||Saturday||Grace turns 18.
Family Reunion: Grace's family congratulates her on her birthday.
Grace's Birthday Party: Grace, Tedd and their friends throw a sex change-themed party. Character development ensues, including Susan thinking about her father, Justin talking to Susan about the time he was bullied and his feelings for Elliot, Tedd and Grace talking about Tedd's fear of being attracted to Grace's male form and Nanase coming out.
|EGS Main Story Comic for 2005-04-25 ("For Your Viewing Pleasure, Sleepy Grace!")||→||EGS Main Story Comic for 2006-09-29 ("The End")|
|March 10||Sunday||Hidden Genesis/The After Party: Aftershocks from Grace's Birthday Party.||EGS Main Story Comic for 2007-01-15 ("If Not for Ellen Being His Sister, That Wouldn't Be a Half Bad Way to Wake Up")||→||EGS Main Story Comic for 2007-03-31 ("Soapy Mini Glomp")|
|March 11||Monday||The New Students and Squirrel In The Classroom: Grace and Ellen's first day of school at Moperville South
Susan Draws The Line: Beginning of The Susan Pants Rebellion.
|EGS Main Story Comic for 2007-05-23 ("Sharp Learning Curve Ahead")||→||EGS Main Story Comic for 2008-05-23 ("A Couple More School Uniforms")|
|March 12||Tuesday||Sister II first half: Abraham arrives in Moperville, Elliot wakes up female, Tedd joins Susan's rebellion. Elliot fights the Bloodgrem, Magic and Awakenings explained.||EGS Main Story Comic for 2008-06-02 ("Everything's Better With Monster Gremlin Monkeys")||→||EGS Main Story Comic for 2009-03-10 ("Sworn Duty")|
|March 13||Wednesday||Sister II second half: Nanase's makeover revealed, Abraham attacks Moperville South, Nanase gets burnt-out, uniform policy discontinued, the "Supernatural pin drop" occurs, drawing much media attention to Moperville. Probably also the epilogue of Nanase and Adrian recovering each in different hospital.||EGS Main Story Comic for 2009-03-12 ("Lessons in Meteorology")||→||EGS Main Story Comic for 2010-01-21 ("Supernatural Pin Drop")|
|March 20||Wednesday||T-Minus The Demon Ally: Magus decides to ask Sirleck for help.||EGS Main Story Comic for 2010-04-07||→||EGS Main Story Comic for 2010-04-09|
|March 21||Thursday||T-Minus Dark Allegiance: Magus asks Sirleck for help||EGS Main Story Comic for 2010-08-09||→||EGS Main Story Comic for 2010-08-13|
|March 30||Saturday||Indiana Elliot and the TOSF: Elliot and Tedd experiment with Elliot's powers. Ellen gets the copy spell.||EGS Main Story Comic for 2010-03-01||→||EGS Main Story Comic for 2010-03-15|
|March 31||Sunday||Indiana Elliot and the TOSF: Elliot ventures into Swedekea and meets Noah.||EGS Main Story Comic for 2010-03-17||→||EGS Main Story Comic for 2010-04-05|
|April 1||Monday||3:59am - Hammerchlorians: The Earthquake.||EGS Main Story Comic for 2010-04-12||→||EGS Main Story Comic for 2010-04-12|
|April 2||Tuesday||Hammerchlorians: Susan and Catalina go to Salty Crackers Comics.|
Elliot transforms into Sarah with mixed success.
|EGS Main Story Comic for 2010-04-14||→||EGS Main Story Comic for 2010-04-26|
|April 3||Wednesday||Hammerchlorians: Sarah and Susan meet to plan the trip to check on the artifact, and decide they need Grace to come with them.||EGS Main Story Comic for 2010-04-28||→||EGS Main Story Comic for 2010-04-28|
|April 4||Thursday||Hammerchlorians: Sarah, Susan, and Grace set off on their road trip. That night, Susan explains her powers, what happened in France, and discovers an unusual interaction of her spell with one of Nanase's fairy dolls.||EGS Main Story Comic for 2010-04-30||→||EGS Main Story Comic for 2010-06-11|
|April 5||Friday||Hammerchlorians: Sarah, Susan, and Grace find the artifact and meet Jerry. Susan has an angst-triggered Awakening and regains the ability to summon the hammers as her first new spell. Jerry finds out about the France incident and vows to help Susan, then completes his death.||EGS Main Story Comic for 2010-06-14||→||EGS Main Story Comic for 2010-08-02|
|April 6||Saturday||Hammerchlorians: Susan and Nanase meet in Susan's bedroom to demonstrate Susan's fairy.||EGS Main Story Comic for 2010-08-05||→||EGS Main Story Comic for 2010-08-05|
|April 7||Sunday||New and Old Flames: Greg contemplates his teaching anime-style martial arts.||EGS Main Story Comic for 2010-08-18||→||EGS Main Story Comic for 2010-08-18|
|April 8||Monday||New and Old Flames: Elliot wakes up to find that his clothes transformed into a superheroine costume while he was sleeping. Sensei Greg tells the ASMA students that he is shutting down the dojo.||EGS Main Story Comic for 2010-08-20||→||EGS Main Story Comic for 2010-09-03|
|April 9||Tuesday||New and Old Flames: Elliot visits Justin at the comic shop, they fight the fire summon, and Elliot discovers his superheroine spell. The fight is recorded, and the videos go viral. Carol is revealed to be Sarah's sister. Arthur reveals magic is real on national television.||EGS Main Story Comic for 2010-09-06||→||EGS Main Story Comic for 2010-12-17|
|April 10||Wednesday||New and Old Flames: Justin meets Rhoda, who has changed her look. George deduces Elliot is the superheroine and pressures Justin to tell him more; Justin eventually decides to feign ignorance. Noah tells Elliot of Melissa's history. Elliot talks with Justin and then Ellen about it. Grace decides to train with Greg.||EGS Main Story Comic for 2010-12-20||→||EGS Main Story Comic for 2011-02-28|
|April 11||Thursday||New and Old Flames: Noah talks with Justin, but is distracted by an apparently invisible magical creature and later admonished by Raven for not completing his intended goal. George backs off from Justin when he learns Elliot isn't Justin's boyfriend. Justin contemplates Melissa.||EGS Main Story Comic for 2010-12-28||→||EGS Main Story Comic for 2011-03-30|
|April 12||Friday||New and Old Flames: Grace and Elliot find the summoner at the ASMA Dojo. Elliot chases the Bulldog Dragon to the comic shop. Noah fights it as the CLB, and it chases him to the dojo. Grace knocks Dex out, dismissing the summons. Carol interviews Party Elliot. Noah realizes who Grace is.||EGS Main Story Comic for 2011-04-01||→||EGS Main Story Comic for 2011-06-22|
|April 13||Saturday||New and Old Flames: Justin and George talk about Thursday and Friday's events. Elliot and Sarah talk about Elliot's party animal/socialite form.||EGS Main Story Comic for 2011-06-23||→||EGS Main Story Comic for 2011-06-24|
|April 15||Monday||New and Old Flames: Justin promises Noah that he won't reveal his being the CLB. Justin and Melissa discuss their relationship. Raven recalls his conversation with Noah on Friday regarding Friday's events and speculates on Pandora's plan.||EGS Main Story Comic for 2011-06-27||→||EGS Main Story Comic for 2011-07-01|
|May 1||Wednesday||One Way Road: Nanase and Ellen make plans for a movie date, but Gerald interrupts them. Grace proclaims her need for romance and decides to go on a double date with Nanase and Ellen. Nanase and Ellen are reluctant, but decide to go along. Grace tells Tedd they are going on a date on Friday.||EGS Main Story Comic for 2011-08-02||→||EGS Main Story Comic for 2011-08-12|
|May 2||Thursday||One Way Road: Tedd tells Elliot about the date and admits he is reluctant to spend time with Ellen and Nanase. Tedd talks to his dad about the date; Mrs. Kitsune orders Nanase to share her 'wisdom of relationships' with Tedd.||EGS Main Story Comic for 2011-08-15||→||EGS Main Story Comic for 2011-08-19|
|May 3||Friday||One Way Road: Tedd, Grace, Nanase, and Ellen go out on a date and meet Gary at the restaurant. They go to the bowling alley/arcade, and Ellen and Tedd have a talk alone. Tedd stands up to Gerald.||EGS Main Story Comic for 2011-08-22||→||EGS Main Story Comic for 2011-10-07|
|May 4||Saturday||Legends of Celida: Sarah and Susan play video games with Little Nase, Susan's fairy doll.||EGS Main Story Comic for 2011-10-10||→||EGS Main Story Comic for 2011-10-21|
|May 12||Sunday||Death Sentence: Rhoda discovers overturned dirt in the park, is chased by a giant boar, and saved by Catalina. Ranger Simpson declares it will be destroyed when and if it is found. Raven offers to help save it.||EGS Main Story Comic for 2011-10-24||→||EGS Main Story Comic for 2011-11-22|
|May 13||Monday||Death Sentence: Grace tells Raven she wants to help him save the boar. Noah tells Raven that Grace is the one who defeated Damien, and Grace convinces Raven to take her to save the boar by proving that she can shapeshift and talk to animals.||EGS Main Story Comic for 2011-11-24||→||EGS Main Story Comic for 2012-01-12|
|May 14||Tuesday||Death Sentence: Grace and Raven attempt to save the boar, but fail; when it prepares to attack Grace, Raven shoots it dead. He then buys Grace an apology ice cream. Rhoda reads an article on the internet related to the boar's death.||EGS Main Story Comic for 2012-01-12||→||EGS Main Story Comic for 2012-02-10|
|May 24||Friday||The End of Spring: Elliot and Sarah watch a movie set in Paris. Sarah expresses her desire to visit Paris; Elliot expresses his dislike of traveling.||EGS Main Story Comic for 2012-03-05||→||EGS Main Story Comic for 2012-03-05|
|May 28||Tuesday||The End of Spring: Matt Cohen asks Susan out, but she rejects him. Mr. and Mrs. Dunkel tell Ellen she can enjoy what is technically her first summer, but tell Elliot to get a job. Sarah asks Tedd if she can be his lab assistant.||EGS Main Story Comic for 2012-03-06||→||EGS Main Story Comic for 2012-03-28|
|May 29||Wednesday||The End of Spring: Susan mulls over her approach to dating; Elliot asks her about the possibility of working in the Video Rental Store.||EGS Main Story Comic for 2012-03-30||→||EGS Main Story Comic for 2012-03-30|
|May 31||Friday||What Is Love: Nanase and Ellen babysit Nanase's little sister, Akiko. Akiko expresses interest in lesbianism, but unlike her sister's this is deduced to probably be a phase (Akiko is 8). Nanase tells Ellen she wants to have kids some day and is open to using uryuom technology, but hesitant to involve Tedd to achieve it (for some blatantly obvious reasons).||EGS Main Story Comic for 2012-02-13||→||EGS Main Story Comic for 2012-03-02|
|June 7||Friday||Summer: Sarah dreams about having magic. She goes to Tedd's house and tests a watch. Elliot fails his job interview, but gets the job anyway because Susan tells Tensaided that Elliot knows Cheerleadra. Grace acquires a job working with Justin at the comic shop. Sarah and Tedd fiddle with Nanase's hair and Tedd reveals to Sarah that he's Magically Impaired.||EGS Main Story Comic for 2012-04-02||→||EGS Main Story Comic for 2012-07-20|
|June 11||Tuesday||Summer: Elliot's first day working at the video rental shop. Catalina reveals to Susan that she has a date, and Susan becomes lonely.||EGS Main Story Comic for 2012-07-30||→||EGS Main Story Comic for 2012-08-07|
|June 13||Thursday||Summer: Susan calls Sarah hoping to arrange a movie date but Sarah says she is busy.||EGS Main Story Comic for 2012-08-09||→||EGS Main Story Comic for 2012-08-09|
|June 14||Friday||Summer: Susan realizes she might have given Elliot some not-totally-correct advice concerning video rentals on the 11th, and they make a lunch date. Magickal Gatherings Tournament at the comic shop. Grace reveals she has never seen Star Wars; Justin challenges Tensaided for the right to borrow Tensaided's Star Wars Laser Discs.||EGS Main Story Comic for 2012-08-10||→||EGS Main Story Comic for 2012-10-05|
|June 15||Saturday||There Be Whales Here: Sarah turns into a Catgirl at Tedd's house, VOLUNTARILY. Susan and Elliot watch Citizen Kane and possibly a few other movies. Sarah reveals her relationship problems to Grace.||EGS Main Story Comic for 2012-10-15||→||EGS Main Story Comic for 2012-11-23|
|June 17||Monday||There Be Whales Here: Elliot and Susan argue about movies at work, driving customers to watch those movies. Susan tells Elliot to call Sarah.||EGS Main Story Comic for 2012-11-26||→||EGS Main Story Comic for 2012-12-12|
|June 20||Thursday||There Be Whales Here: Tedd discovers he can disenchant himself. Susan and Elliot watch movies, then film reviews for them. Nanase and Ellen chase a mall goblin.||EGS Main Story Comic for 2012-12-14||→||EGS Main Story Comic for 2013-01-18|
|June 30||Sunday||There Be Whales Here: Tedd uses his gauntlet to discover the "whale" in the basement; it telepathically tells him that there is an overabundance of background magic energy in Moperville that is gradually spreading out. Tedd is revealed to be a "far more dangerous rarity" than a spellcaster. Tedd vows to do something with the info the "whale" gave him.||EGS Main Story Comic for 2013-01-21||→||EGS Main Story Comic for 2013-02-01|
|(Various times during the summer)||Summer Moments||EGS Main Story Comic for 2014-03-03 ("Summer Moments #1 - Bad Influence")||→||EGS Main Story Comic for 2014-03-07 ("Previous Summer Moments #5 - Hazards Of Clone Form Pranking")|
|Late August||Unknown||So A Date At The Mall: Elliot visits Tensaided in the guise of Cheerleadra and agrees to let him contact her in emergencies.||EGS Main Story Comic for 2015-07-24||→||EGS Main Story Comic for 2015-08-07|
|Late October||Unknown||Marker & Escape From The Mall: Pandora, in her cloud form, awakens after a week's rest. In the run-up to Halloween, she takes the guise of a psychology student to finding people to mark who have interesting desires. She encounters Ashley, whom she's unable to mark in spite of great potential, due to her inherent goodness contradicting her desires. Catalina and Rhoda go on a date at the mall, and Catalina is marked with a cat-person spell, which immediately activates. Catalina and Rhoda's attempts to leave the mall unnoticed results in hijnks including Kitty chasing them. Kitty is marked by Pandora and turns Felix into a catgirl.||EGS:NP Comic for 2016-06-25||→||EGS:NP Comic for 2017-03-10|
|Six months after June 30||Unknown||There Be Whales Here: Tedd shovels snow, vowing to take action about the spread of magic "any day now."||EGS Main Story Comic for 2013-02-01||→||EGS Main Story Comic for 2013-02-01|
|December 23||Monday||End of an Era: Justin, Susan, Elliot, and Tedd hang out in Tedd's basement. Ellen and Grace train with Greg. Sarah and Nanase discuss Sarah's simultaneous desires to break up with Elliot and remain friends with him. Ellen and Elliot talk about Elliot feeling like cheating when he watches movies without Susan as they go to bed.||EGS Main Story Comic for 2013-02-04||→||EGS Main Story Comic for 2013-03-06|
|December 24||Tuesday||End of an Era: Elliot dreams about a romantic scenario with DeannaTroi!Susan. Afterwards, Ellen and Elliot debate Elliot's relationship with Sarah. Grace, Tedd, Ellen, Elliot, and Sarah watch Die Hard (and possibly other Christmas-y movies) in Tedd's basement.||EGS Main Story Comic for 2013-03-07||→||EGS Main Story Comic for 2013-03-21|
|December 26||Thursday||End of an Era: Justin and Susan discuss Susan's feelings for Elliot, while Susan cuts off any debate of ever having a relationship with Elliot by comparing people who wait for relationships to break up to vultures. Meanwhile, Rhoda introduces Diane to Susan's and Elliot's review show as a means to pursue Elliot. Diane watches the reviews late into the night.||EGS Main Story Comic for 2013-03-22||→||EGS Main Story Comic for 2013-03-29|
|December 27||Friday||End of an Era: Elliot and Tedd play games together and discuss the nature of love; Elliot concludes that he and Sarah should break up, and that he has feelings for Susan. Sarah and Elliot meet at Elliot's house, and break up amicably. Susan and Sarah talk about the break-up at the video store while Elliot hangs out with Ellen in Party Form. As everyone sleeps, Diane schemes to make Elliot hers.||EGS Main Story Comic for 2013-04-01||→||EGS Main Story Comic for 2013-04-29|
|December 31||Tuesday||Family Tree: Ellen and Nanase go to a party at Rhea's apartment. Everyone but Nanase, Ellen, Charlotte, and Diane are mind-controlled and transformed to look like Nanase by a magical being. Nanase gets her magic back; Ellen and Nanase battle the magical being via Nanase's guardian form and burn out. Mr. Verres, government agents, Grace, and Elliot show up for mopping up after the battle, while Jerry watches from afar.
Diane turns 18.
|EGS Main Story Comic for 2013-05-01||→||EGS Main Story Comic for 2013-09-04|
Second Year (2014?)Edit
|January 1||Wednesday||Family Tree: Nanase is woken by her mother after the party, but doesn't reveal what happened or her newfound knowledge on Noriko.
Susan turns 18.
|January 2||Thursday||Family Tree: Nanase gets her magic back (again) & discusses how to handle lying to their friends with Ellen.|
Squirrel Prophet: Tedd & Mr. Verres fight over public exposure to knowledge of magic.
|Between End of an Era and Squirrel Prophet||unknown||MV5: Grace, Sarah and Ellen are working on male eye-candy form.||→|
|January (Some day after the 2nd semester starts)||Monday or Tuesday||Identity: The group watches Elliot & Susan's latest review in which Sarah throws a couch.||→|
|January (Next day)||Tuesday or Wednesday||Identity: Rumors fly that Elliot's gay after a video comment. Catalina kisses Elliot to dissuade them. Tom talks to Susan. Elliot has sexy dreams & switches to male form that night.||→|
|January (Next day)||Wednesday or Thursday||Identity: Elliot's has buildups & transforms in front of Ashley. She warns him of Tom; her ex; manipulating Susan into asking him out, and admits liking Elliot, who asks her out. Luckily, Tom fails & the warning isn't needed.||→||
EGS Main Story Comic for 2014-02-27 ("Identity - The end")
|An unclear winter day BEFORE Question Mark||Unknown||Zombie Plans: Susan, Sarah, Grace & Tensaided discuss zombie apocalypse survival strategies. Susan calls Mr. Verres, who explains that such a thing is very unlikely.||→|
|Later that week
|Friday||Squirrel Prophet: Grace meets a magic emissary in her dreams At school she senses magic marks on Rhoda and Justin. That night, Justin holds a card tournament at the comic store. Tedd, Sarah, George, Tensaided, Larry and Rich all compete, plus newcomers Luke and Sam. Pandora shadows Sarah and Tedd in spirit form. Tedd gets a mark that allows gender swapping. Luke uses a mark that lets him read power levels and is overwhelmed by Tedd's. Tedd learns that his ability to intuitively understand magic is unique. Sarah bonds with Sam and they set up a "date" for next Friday. Justin talks magic with Luke and asks him out.||→|
|Saturday||Playing With Dolls: At Tedd's lab, Susan & Nanase create an alternate Nase for Susan, as well as a Tedd doll for Nanase. Tedd reveals that there's been nudity for himself, Sarah & Grace during tests with size & height changing. He also brings up the night before. |
Squirrel Prophet & Question Mark: During her daily check, Sarah finds a magic mark on her back & tries to figure out what spells she has. She finds out by accident that she can simulate time stops.
So A Date At The Mall: Elliot & Ashley go on their first date at the mall. Diane, Ellen & Nanase visit Charlotte to solve another mystery. After encountering a griffin, Tara, & several immortals, including Voltaire, Ashley, Elliot, & Tara meet Nanase, Ellen, Charlotte & Diane in a parking lot some ways away. Tara reveals she's looking for her wife. After a vampire tries to kill Diane over her hunter potential, Tara & her wife, Andrea, are reunited. They state that they're from the other half of the main universe, & that magic isn't flowing back there from Moperville when it should. Elliot accepts his superhero form, likely making his energy build-ups stop. 
|Sunday||Sister 3: Pandora meets the Emissary in Grace's dreams & learns of magic verging on changing, opting to fix the buildup she's caused, enlisting Sarah to help.
Edward tells Nanase that Susan and Diane are not twins but may be half-sisters. Voltaire appears before Tedd, Grace, Nanase, Elliot and Ellen vowing not to attempt killing Elliot.
Sarah tells Tedd what Pandora told her. Tedd learns about magic's refusal to become mainstream ending his dream of magic for all. Ellen and Nanase tell Susan about Diane and Susan, after turmoil, agrees to a meeting.
Pandora asks Adrian to help her remove the energy clog. He says that his father would hate what Pandora's become. Pandora realizes her mistake in regard to Tedd; Realizing his magic has a purpose, she swears to find it for him.
Sirleck and Magus discuss what's to come.
|Monday||Sister 3: Before school, Sarah experiments with magic. Elliot and Ellen discuss the coming day. Tedd goes to school as a girl, but switches back to male after a talk with Elliot.
Assistant Director Leifeld converses with Arthur about their plan to let magic change.
At Moperville South, Diane talks to Ellen, setting up a meeting with Susan at the mall on Friday.
After school, Elliot finds comments on the internet from people who still think he's gay.
|Tuesday||Sister 3: After a bad night, Elliot is still mad, until he learns at school that the fabricated Cheerleadra sighting Edward said he would set up on Sunday has happened.
Pandora goes to Egypt to meet Heka, learning more about Tedd's magic and that she was wrong about elves being unable to have children.
Voltaire thinks about his plans and Sirleck's vampire mercenaries has hired.
|Wednesday||Sister 3: Susan meets Justin after school, who still doesn't want to believe that Susan & Diane are related.
Late at night, Jerry is in Susan's room, watching her sleep & giving reasons why it's not safe for him to be around her.
Sirleck abandons his brain-dead host & takes over one of the old man's servants.
|EGS Main Story Comic for 2017-04-17|
EGS Main Story Comic for 2017-04-24
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|EGS Main Story Comic for 2017-04-21|
EGS Main Story Comic for 2017-04-26
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|Thursday||Sister 3: Elliot finally reads his spell-book. That night, he checks his messages after not checking for awhile and discovers that before the faked Cheerleadra sighting, someone purporting to be transgender asked Elliot for help in changing gender. This segues into a debate between Elliot & Ellen about magic, Immortals & jerks.
Meanwhile, Sarah is practicing her magic again when Pandora arrives, and they have very personal conversation. After Pandora leaves, Sarah realizes that Pandora is probably Mr. Raven's mother.
|EGS Main Story Comic for 2017-05-01||→||EGS Main Story Comic for 2017-06-21|
|Friday||Sister 3: Early in the morning, a sleepless Tedd goes down to their lab to enchant a watch. Pandora appears and, after the pair bond over being family, she instructs them in wand-making.
Noah rehearses asking Raven if he can call him "Dad". Characters discuss their weekend plans: Sarah's seeing a movie with Sam, Elliot's having a movie night with Ashley, Nanase & Ellen are mystery solving, and Susan's meeting Diane. Sirleck possesses Ellen and lies to Nanase to get her away from his plans. Arthur refuses to reveal magic to the public to force it's change. After school, a Moperville South janitor, Francine, hides in a bathroom after being possessed by Sirleck.
Susan meeting Diane for the first time at the mall. They meet awkwardly, and soon after entering the mall, encounter Mr. Raven soliciting for a veteran's charity. Both Susan and Raven sense something in each other. One of Sirleck's vampire mercenaries report to another mercenary that there are vampire hunters at the mall
During Elliot's date with Ashley Ellen, possessed by Sirleck, zaps Elliot, allowing Magus to take over Elliot's body.
Part 21: The Other Dunkel: Ashley wakes up in a car hearing the voices of Elliot and Ellen talking about lights in the sky. Magus—possessing Elliot—puts a calming spell on Ashley (he used a sleep spell to get her into the car and explains himself.
Part 22: Apocalypse: Zeus appears to tell Susan and Diane to get out of the mall. Pandora appears. Susan kills a vampire, Adrian Raven kills two more and Pandora has to break immortal law by killing the three remaining vampires to save Adrian. Pandora tells the others that Diane is Adrian's daughter and Susan more distant descendant. Pandora is reset for breaking immortal law. Pandora uses her reset to force every other Immortal on Earth to cast the same spell.
Part 23: The Fate of Magic: Tedd falls asleep and wakes up in an amorphous elsewhere with the Will of Magic speaking to him. Tedd is soon joined by two other Seers: Arthur J. Arthur and a strange child named Van who takes an immediate dislike to Arthur and runs to literally hide behind Tedd (who's still a girl). These three consult with Magic resulting in minor changes. Voltaire is a bit disappointed but not giving up on his ultimate goal. Magic explains what minor changes means before sending Tedd and Arthur away. But Magic keeps Van a little longer to tell him the truth about his family and why Van's half-sibling shouldn't learn about it until later.
Part 24: Ellens and Elliots: Magus, Sirleck and Ashley arrive at the Paranormal Things That Are of Little Use to Anyone Storage Facility. Magus uses the Dewitchery Diamond to split from Elliot and kills Sirleck with help from Ellen. The shattered Diamond infuses Ellen, Ashley, and several artifacts with power. Magus destroys an awakened Urteronc outside, attracting the attention of DGB. Magus flees and Ashley, Ellen, Elliot, and Kevin are detained by DGB.
Part 25: Changes: Arthur interviews Ashley, Ellen, and Elliot about the events of the day as a group and sends them home. Magus hides at a hotel. Elliot and Ellen talk Ellen's gender identity and find that their spellbooks are thinner. Grace finds that she can transform her clothes.
The Secret of Sam: Sarah and Sam go to a movie as their first maybe-date.
|EGS Main Story Comic for 2017-06-23||→ |
|EGS Main Story Comic for 2018-07-06|
(Part 26: Epilogue) Characters interact with each other and recover from the events of Friday. Sarah meets Tedd and later calls Adrian. Ellen talks with Nanase and Charlotte while Elliot meets with Greg. Sometime the following week, Voltaire lays out his agenda to all other immortals.
|EGS Main Story Comic for 2018-07-09||→||EGS Main Story Comic for 2018-07-30|
|Jan 20th?||Monday||The Legend of Diane: Diane learns that there are nasty rumors flying around about her. After some introspection with her inner child, Diane proclaims her innocence to the entire cafeteria and learns that Lucy has a crush on her. Diane and Lucy begin a romantic relationship.||EGS Main Story Comic for 2018-08-22||→||EGS Main Story Comic for 2018-11-02|
|Jan 22nd?||Wednesday||The Secret of Sam: Grace and Sarah meet and discuss Sarah's "not-a-date" with Sam. Later that night, Grace decides to talk with Sam to help him reveal his secret to Sarah.||EGS Main Story Comic for 2018-11-14||→||EGS Main Story Comic for 2018-11-23|
|Jan 23rd?||Thursday||Party: Ashley and Elliot agree to go on a third date.||EGS Main Story Comic for 2019-04-22||→||EGS Main Story Comic for 2019-04-22|
|Two days later
|Friday||The Secret of Sam: Another card tournament is held, but Sam does not show up. Grace later demonstrates how her antennae could be used to sense her surroundings. Later still, Luke runs into Camdin, who expresses a desire to spy on Grace to determine her abilities.
Ashley and Elliot go on an uneventful date.
|EGS Main Story Comic for 2018-11-26||→||EGS Main Story Comic for 2018-12-24|
|The next day
|Saturday||The Secret of Sam: Grace and Ellen go to the mall, and Grace notices Sam, who run away after seeing her.
Party: Elliot and Tedd discuss his latest date with Ashley. Elliot decides to throw a party so that Ashley can be more comfortable with magic.
|EGS Main Story Comic for 2018-12-28|
EGS Main Story Comic for 2019-04-24
|EGS Main Story Comic for 2019-01-02|
EGS Main Story Comic for 2019-04-24
|The next day
|Sunday||The Secret of Sam: Grace realizes she can contact Sam using info from the comic shop.||EGS Main Story Comic for 2019-01-04||→||EGS Main Story Comic for 2019-01-04|
|The next day
|Monday||The Secret of Sam: At the comic shop, Grace discovers that Sam has become physically male. Sam reveals to her that Pandora gave him a magic mark. A smoky figure ("Smoke") manifests after eavesdropping on their conversation, in the hopes of observing Sam's spell. However, Grace transforms into her omega form instead, and "Smoke" flees. Grace deduces that "Smoke" is a wizard who freaked out due to being unable to copy her transformation. Later that night, Grace informs Tedd and Edward about the existence of "Smoke".
Party: Ellen, Elliot, Grace, and Tedd invite Justin, Nanase, Sarah, and Susan to the party. Everyone but Susan agrees to attend. Liz questions Ashley about what's been upsetting her, but Ashley refuses to explain. Later, Elliot explains the basis of the party and invites Ashley, who happily accepts.
|EGS Main Story Comic for 2019-01-07|
EGS Main Story Comic for 2019-04-26
|EGS Main Story Comic for 2019-03-08|
EGS Main Story Comic for 2019-05-15
|Jan 28th?||Tuesday||Party: Grace explains the situation with Smoke and her feelings about keeping secrets to Sarah.||EGS Main Story Comic for 2019-05-17||→||EGS Main Story Comic for 2019-05-24|
|The next day?
|Wednesday||Party: Justin and Diane discuss their Friday date plans. Ashley finds her typical transformation fantasies upsetting because of her newfound access to magic, sharing some of her anxiety with Liz. Grace ponders revealing her true heritage to other magic-users. Susan debates going to the party but does not make a decision. Ashley tells Liz about the party, leading Liz to gather information on Elliot's character from his friends and the review show. Liz concludes that Elliot is a nice guy, making the other possibility more likely.||EGS Main Story Comic for 2019-05-27||→||EGS Main Story Comic for 2019-06-24|
|The next day?
|Thursday||Party: Liz confronts Elliot about his secret identity as Cheerleadra due to concerns about Ashley's safety after her disastrous second date with Elliot.||EGS Main Story Comic for 2019-06-24||→||EGS Main Story Comic for 2019-07-10|
|Feb 2?||Saturday||Party: Ashley meets Elliot's friends at a party.||EGS Main Story Comic for 2019-07-15||→||Present comic and present (in universe)|
|This timeline is or will become incomplete: Anyone willing to fill in the story up to present is welcome.
But please keep the structure of the table (alternating colors) and use templates for references.
- ↑ Post on Keenspot Forum, global post ID #3293331
- ↑ EGS Main Story Comic for 2010-02-02 ("Time Keeps On Shrinking")
- ↑ elgoonishshive twitter status ID 405556504897417216
- ↑ elgoonishshive twitter status ID 861696271094091776
- ↑ EGS Main Story Comic for 2019-06-24
- ↑ EGS Main Story Comic for 2004-02-23 ("Grace's 'I'm Shocked' Face Gets Overtime")
- ↑ EGS Main Story Comic for 2013-05-03
- ↑ EGS Main Story Comic for 2009-11-19
- ↑ EGS Main Story Comic for 2009-12-12
- ↑ EGS:NP Comic for 2015-03-06
- ↑ EGS Main Story Comic for 2015-01-07
- ↑ EGS:NP Comic for 2014-12-22
- ↑ EGS:NP Comic for 2015-01-15
- ↑ EGS Main Story Comic for 2015-03-09
- ↑ EGS Main Story Comic for 2015-03-20
- ↑ EGS Main Story Comic for 2015-10-21