History ElGoonishShive / TropesMToR

7th Sep '16 8:16:17 PM PthariensFlame
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** Later, [[http://www.egscomics.com/index.php?id=2246 Elliot]] [[LampshadeHanging lampshades]] this trope.
31st Aug '16 5:09:47 AM aidreamer
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** Magic apparently has a sense of humor, and will make people more likely to get spells that are appropriate for their names. Hence the InUniverse explanation for why Catalina Bobcat has an affinity for cat based transformations.
30th Aug '16 9:12:18 PM Vir
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* NoBisexuals: The strip has a rather unusual take on sexual attraction and gender identity, which led to [[InternetBackdraft vast, multi-site flamewars]] on whether it was [[IneptAesop doing the GLBT contingent,]] and bisexuals especially, a disservice. In this comic, being subject to a GenderBender causes one to gain heterosexual tendencies appropriate to the gender being changed into (basically, straight people become bisexual while homosexuals see no real change in which gender they're attracted to), so El Goonish Shive is an aversion of this, as much of the cast have been bi, albeit only temporarily. Ellen (a magical duplicate of Elliot permanently turned into a girl) is also bisexual but has decided that she isn't able to deal with dating men, largely because she realizes her attraction to guys is a purely artificial construct forced onto her by SufficientlyAdvancedTechnology. She now identifies as a homoromantic bisexual.

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* NoBisexuals: The strip has a rather unusual take on sexual attraction and gender identity, which led to [[InternetBackdraft vast, multi-site flamewars]] on whether it was [[IneptAesop [[CluelessAesop doing the GLBT contingent,]] and bisexuals especially, a disservice. In this comic, being subject to a GenderBender causes one to gain heterosexual tendencies appropriate to the gender being changed into (basically, straight people become bisexual while homosexuals see no real change in which gender they're attracted to), so El Goonish Shive is an aversion of this, as much of the cast have been bi, albeit only temporarily. Ellen (a magical duplicate of Elliot permanently turned into a girl) is also bisexual but has decided that she isn't able to deal with dating men, largely because she realizes her attraction to guys is a purely artificial construct forced onto her by SufficientlyAdvancedTechnology. She now identifies as a homoromantic bisexual.
26th Aug '16 7:01:03 PM billybobfred
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* PulledFromYourDayJob: The events of the "So a Date at the Mall" storyline, involving an encounter between a superhero and a griffin in the middle of a busy mall, result in reporter Carol Brown [[http://www.egscomics.com/index.php?id=2113 getting called to the scene.]] However, as the audience was shown in [[http://www.egscomics.com/egsnp.php?id=274 an earlier storyline,]] Carol was supposed to be having dinner with her parents and younger sister that evening. This probably contributes to her frustration when she arrives on the scene to find that the superhero and griffin both left the scene almost immediately before she arrived.

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* PulledFromYourDayJob: PulledFromYourDayOff: The events of the "So a Date at the Mall" storyline, involving an encounter between a superhero and a griffin in the middle of a busy mall, result in reporter Carol Brown [[http://www.egscomics.com/index.php?id=2113 getting called to the scene.]] However, as the audience was shown in [[http://www.egscomics.com/egsnp.php?id=274 an earlier storyline,]] Carol was supposed to be having dinner with her parents and younger sister that evening. This probably contributes to her frustration when she arrives on the scene to find that the superhero and griffin both left the scene almost immediately before she arrived.
3rd Aug '16 12:57:44 AM Hfar
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*** He gets one even earlier when his mother vows to "destroy the world as it is now known" for the sake of creating a world where he's accepted. This wouldn't be nearly so bad if it weren't for the fact his mother is a half insane, near omnipotent immortal, and Raven knows that's no idle threat.

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*** He gets one even earlier when his mother mother, a half crazy all powerful immortal, vows to "destroy the world as it is now known" for the sake of creating a world where he's accepted. This wouldn't be nearly so bad if it weren't for the fact his mother is a half insane, near omnipotent immortal, and And what scares Raven is that he knows that's no idle threat.she's serious.
3rd Aug '16 12:52:23 AM Hfar
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*** He gets one even earlier when his mother vows to "destroy the world as it is now known" for the sake of creating a world where he's accepted. This wouldn't be nearly so bad if it weren't for the fact his mother is a half insane, near omnipotent immortal, and Raven knows that's no idle threat.



** [[RunningGag Elliot]]'s anthropomorphic representations of his brain when [[IdSuperegoAndEgo Super Elliot]] reminds them that [[spoiler:[[http://www.egscomics.com/index.php?id=1743 Susan and Sarah are watching the whole scene that Catalina is doing]].]]

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** [[RunningGag Elliot]]'s anthropomorphic representations of his brain when [[IdSuperegoAndEgo [[Understatement Super Elliot]] reminds them that [[spoiler:[[http://www.egscomics.com/index.php?id=1743 Susan and Sarah are watching the whole scene that Catalina is doing]].]]
15th Jul '16 2:06:09 PM HarJIT-EGS
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* OurVampiresAreDifferent: The creature that [[spoiler:[[http://www.egscomics.com/?date=2010-05-21 attacked Susan and Nanase in France]]]]. It's strongly emphasized by Susan that it wasn't ''really'' a vampire, but it was vampire-like enough that they may as well call it one. While they aren't TheUndead, aberrations do use ImmortalityImmorality and the comic eventually makes vampire an official synonym for aberrations.

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* OurVampiresAreDifferent: The creature that [[spoiler:[[http://www.egscomics.com/?date=2010-05-21 attacked Susan and Nanase in France]]]]. It's strongly emphasized by Susan that it wasn't ''really'' a vampire, but it was vampire-like enough that they may as well call it one. While they aren't TheUndead, aberrations do use ImmortalityImmorality and the comic eventually makes vampire an official synonym synonym[[note]] or hyponym, it isn't unambiguously clear yet[[/note]] for aberrations.aberration.
24th Jun '16 11:53:28 PM StreamofConsciousness
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** [[https://www.patreon.com/posts/double-calling-5566586 One of the Patreon Pinups]] features Ashley straddling Elliott and calling him while he's [[spoiler: shape-shifted in his Cheerleadra form, in which his phone and its functionality - including ''vibrating alerts'' - become a part of him.]] Dan even mentions in a comment that the only thing keeping this scene from being canon is that they haven't had an in-story opportunity to do it yet.
9th Jun '16 12:38:48 PM Landis
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'''Mr. Verres:''' Of ''course'' I have! Did you ''honestly'' think my strategy after hearing that someone from another universe was allegedly out to ''kill my son'' was to ''ignore it'' and ''hope for the best''?!\\

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'''Mr. Verres:''' Of ''course'' I have! Did you ''honestly'' think my strategy after hearing that someone from another universe was allegedly out to ''kill my son'' was to wasto ''ignore it'' and ''hope for the best''?!\\


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** Used straighter in Q & A 7, where pictures of cute animals are used in lieu of [[FamilyUnfriendlyViolence pictures]] regarding healing iinjuries with the TF gun or other transformations.
27th May '16 4:50:46 PM nmn3r3
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** Ziggzagged with the "Lisa has a crush on Amanda" gag. As of Q&A 6, Amanda has known that Lisa is a lesbian for a while, but whether she knows of Lisa's feelings for her isn't clear.
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