History TearJerker / ElGoonishShive

18th Jul '16 6:55:41 PM ladyofthelibrary
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18th Jul '16 3:41:26 PM LordOfTheSword
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* [[http://www.egscomics.com/index.php?id=2012 This strip]] depicts Tedd, who several strips prior was ecstatic about realizing that his gender fluidity was not unique and that there was a name for it, being afraid to tell his father about his magic mark, that grants him a "make your body permanently[[labelnote:]]as in non-expiring, not as in irreversable,[[/labelnote]] the gender you feel" spell obviously related to that realization, for fear of disapproval, given his father's attitude and concern about him spending so much time female.

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* [[http://www.egscomics.com/index.php?id=2012 This strip]] depicts Tedd, who several strips prior was ecstatic about realizing that his gender fluidity was not unique and that there was a name for it, being afraid to tell his father about his magic mark, that grants him a "make your body permanently[[labelnote:]]as in non-expiring, not as in irreversable,[[/labelnote]] the gender you feel" feel without time limits" spell obviously related to that realization, for fear of disapproval, given his father's attitude and concern about him spending so much time female.
14th Jul '16 10:12:34 AM Aeliren85
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[[AC:Sister III]]
* [[http://www.egscomics.com/index.php?id=2214 Blaike Raven's death]], just ten years after the birth of his son. To make matters worse, he failed his mission: the people he tried to protect were killed by a rampaging monster. Even Dan described it as a very difficult comic to make.
6th Feb '16 9:07:02 PM Kuruni
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[[AC:Grace's Birthday Party]]
* [[http://www.egscomics.com/?date=2006-06-21 Justin's story about being outed and putting his life back together after meeting Elliot]] never fails to make this troper cry.



* [[http://www.egscomics.com/?date=2009-09-27 This strip]], full stop. Nanase trying desperately to save her best friend [[spoiler: and lover]]'s life with the only spell that can possibly do anything to help, essentially ''eating away at her own life force every time she casts it'', and having it fail time and again is nothing short of heart breaking for This Troper, regardless of how often he rereads it.

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* [[http://www.egscomics.com/?date=2009-09-27 This strip]], full stop. Nanase trying desperately to save her best friend [[spoiler: and lover]]'s life with the only spell that can possibly do anything to help, essentially ''eating away at her own life force every time she casts it'', and having it fail time and again is nothing short of heart breaking for This Troper, regardless of how often he rereads it.breaking.
2nd May '15 1:35:51 AM partner555
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[[AC:Sketchbook]]
* [[http://www.egscomics.com/sketchbook/?date=2002-09-15 This]] strip from the sketchbook really shows how complex the relationship between an author and his characters can be. Also, it made me cry.

[[AC:Sister]]



* After Grace's birthday, we get to see Susan in an actual cheerful mood [[http://www.egscomics.com/?date=2007-02-19 as she admires her new hair color.]] Which is then [[MoodWhiplash promptly ruined]] when said look brings up [[http://www.egscomics.com/?date=2007-02-23 some very painful memories.]] Within seconds she's back to the BrokenBird we're all familiar with.
* [[http://www.egscomics.com/?date=2007-03-17 This]] may also count.
** Best. Cookies. Ever.
* And [[http://www.egscomics.com/?date=2010-05-31 this]]. You can see the exact moment where Susan goes from being a literal WideEyedIdealist into her current personality.
--> '''Dan Shive (in commentary):''' I have frequently seen Susan described as having a "bored" look on her face. For a long time now, I have seen it as something else.
* And [[http://www.egscomics.com/?date=2010-08-02 this]] could count as well.
* A very subtle one sandwiched in [[http://www.egscomics.com/?date=2007-11-24 a joke strip]], but one of the things Tedd imagines the "ideal" men that Grace rejects in favor for him is "Our mothers love us!" Ouch.



* [[http://www.egscomics.com/?date=2002-10-02 "You look in the mirror, but someone else looks back. You remember a life you never had, one that cannot be yours. You are the piece that does not fit; you don't belong in this game. The board has been knocked over, you shall be swept away..."]]

[[AC:Painted Black]]
* In a SympathyForTheDevil way, Damien. [[spoiler: He was made by extremists who wanted him to usher Armageddon, he destroys everything he touches and he is desperate to find other labs. He isn't looking for an army, he's looking for a family. He was raised with fear and intimidation used to keep him in line and he used those tactics because he thought that's how authority figures are supposed to act. He's Grace's SpearCounterpart. She had kindness. He had hate. They were led down different paths.]]
* [[http://www.egscomics.com/index.php?id=555 Here]], we see a much more human side of the previously monstrous Vlad(ia). It is small, but poignant.

[[AC:Shadows After Dark]]




[[AC:Grace's Birthday Party]]




[[AC:Hidden Genesis]]
* After Grace's birthday, we get to see Susan in an actual cheerful mood [[http://www.egscomics.com/?date=2007-02-19 as she admires her new hair color.]] Which is then [[MoodWhiplash promptly ruined]] when said look brings up [[http://www.egscomics.com/?date=2007-02-23 some very painful memories.]] Within seconds she's back to the BrokenBird we're all familiar with.
* [[http://www.egscomics.com/?date=2007-03-17 This]] may also count.
** Best. Cookies. Ever.

[[AC:Sister II]]




[[AC:Bringing Silly Back]]
* And [[http://www.egscomics.com/?date=2010-05-31 this]]. You can see the exact moment where Susan goes from being a literal WideEyedIdealist into her current personality.
--> '''Dan Shive (in commentary):''' I have frequently seen Susan described as having a "bored" look on her face. For a long time now, I have seen it as something else.
* And [[http://www.egscomics.com/?date=2010-08-02 this]] could count as well.
* A very subtle one sandwiched in [[http://www.egscomics.com/?date=2007-11-24 a joke strip]], but one of the things Tedd imagines the "ideal" men that Grace rejects in favor for him is "Our mothers love us!" Ouch.



* [[http://www.egscomics.com/sketchbook/?date=2002-09-15 This]] strip from the sketchbook really shows how complex the relationship between an author and his characters can be. Also, it made me cry.
* In a SympathyForTheDevil way, Damien. [[spoiler: He was made by extremists who wanted him to usher Armageddon, he destroys everything he touches and he is desperate to find other labs. He isn't looking for an army, he's looking for a family. He was raised with fear and intimidation used to keep him in line and he used those tactics because he thought that's how authority figures are supposed to act. He's Grace's SpearCounterpart. She had kindness. He had hate. They were led down different paths.]]

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* [[http://www.egscomics.com/sketchbook/?date=2002-09-15 This]] strip from the sketchbook really shows how complex the relationship between an author and his characters can be. Also, it made me cry.
* In a SympathyForTheDevil way, Damien. [[spoiler: He was made by extremists who wanted him to usher Armageddon, he destroys everything he touches and he is desperate to find other labs. He isn't looking for an army, he's looking for a family. He was raised with fear and intimidation used to keep him in line and he used those tactics because he thought that's how authority figures are supposed to act. He's Grace's SpearCounterpart. She had kindness. He had hate. They were led down different paths.]]

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'''Grace''' [''unhappily'']: Everyone I have ever known ever.
* [[http://www.egscomics.com/?date=2002-10-02 "You look in the mirror, but someone else looks back. You remember a life you never had, one that cannot be yours. You are the piece that does not fit; you don't belong in this game. The board has been knocked over, you shall be swept away..."]]

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'''Grace''' [''unhappily'']: [[RhetoricalQuestionBlunder Everyone I have ever known ever.
* [[http://www.egscomics.com/?date=2002-10-02 "You look in the mirror, but someone else looks back. You remember a life you never had, one that cannot be yours. You are the piece that does not fit; you don't belong in this game. The board has been knocked over, you shall be swept away..."]]
ever]].

[[AC:The Dawn]]



* [[http://www.egscomics.com/index.php?id=555 Here]], we see a much more human side of the previously monstrous Vlad(ia). It is small, but poignant.

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* [[http://www.egscomics.com/index.php?id=555 Here]], we see a much more human side of the previously monstrous Vlad(ia). It is small, but poignant.
[[AC:Pandoras Box]]
30th Mar '15 2:59:57 PM HarJIT-EGS
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* [[http://www.egscomics.com/index.php?id=2012 This strip]] depicts Tedd, who several strips prior was ecstatic about realizing that his gender fluidity was not unique and that there was a name for it, being afraid to tell his father about his magic mark, that grants him a "make your body permanently [[labelnote:]] as in plastically, not as in irreversably,[[/labelnote]] the gender you feel" spell obviously related to that realization, for fear of disapproval, given his father's attitude and concern about him spending so much time female.

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* [[http://www.egscomics.com/index.php?id=2012 This strip]] depicts Tedd, who several strips prior was ecstatic about realizing that his gender fluidity was not unique and that there was a name for it, being afraid to tell his father about his magic mark, that grants him a "make your body permanently [[labelnote:]] as permanently[[labelnote:]]as in plastically, non-expiring, not as in irreversably,[[/labelnote]] irreversable,[[/labelnote]] the gender you feel" spell obviously related to that realization, for fear of disapproval, given his father's attitude and concern about him spending so much time female.
29th Mar '15 2:05:48 PM HarJIT-EGS
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* [[http://www.egscomics.com/index.php?id=2012 This strip]] depicts Tedd, who several strips prior was ecstatic about realizing that his gender fluidity was not unique and that there was a name for it, being afraid to tell his father about his magic mark, that grants him a "make your body permanently [[note: as in plastically, not as in irreversably,]] the gender you feel" spell obviously related to that realization, for fear of disapproval, given his father's attitude and concern about him spending so much time female.

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* [[http://www.egscomics.com/index.php?id=2012 This strip]] depicts Tedd, who several strips prior was ecstatic about realizing that his gender fluidity was not unique and that there was a name for it, being afraid to tell his father about his magic mark, that grants him a "make your body permanently [[note: [[labelnote:]] as in plastically, not as in irreversably,]] irreversably,[[/labelnote]] the gender you feel" spell obviously related to that realization, for fear of disapproval, given his father's attitude and concern about him spending so much time female.
29th Mar '15 2:02:01 PM HarJIT-EGS
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* Ellen became a DeathSeeker after she was convinced she had a [[cloneDegeneration month to live]] then she throws away that precious month to fight a monster attacking innocents. She wanted to be a HeroicSacrifice.
* [[http://www.egscomics.com/?date=2004-09-22 This]] strip. What's worse is that is how Tedd acted in the main universe too, until he was given the TF Gun. Congratulations Shive, you've just made a seriously depressed five year old.

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* Ellen became a DeathSeeker after she was convinced she had a [[cloneDegeneration [[CloneDegeneration month to live]] then she throws away that precious month to fight a monster attacking innocents. She wanted to be a HeroicSacrifice.
* [[http://www.egscomics.com/?date=2004-09-22 This]] strip. What's worse is that is how Tedd acted in the main universe too, until he was given the TF Gun. Congratulations Congratulations, Shive, you've just made a seriously depressed five year old.



* in SympathyForTheDevil way Damien [[spoiler: he was made by extremists who wanted him to usher Armageddon, he destroys everything he touches and he is desperate to find other labs. He isn't looking for an army, he's looking for a family. He was raised with fear and intimidation used to keep him in line and he used those tactics because he thought that's how authority figures are supposed to act. He's grace's SpearCounterpart. She had kindness. He had hate. They were led down different paths.]]

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* in In a SympathyForTheDevil way Damien way, Damien. [[spoiler: he He was made by extremists who wanted him to usher Armageddon, he destroys everything he touches and he is desperate to find other labs. He isn't looking for an army, he's looking for a family. He was raised with fear and intimidation used to keep him in line and he used those tactics because he thought that's how authority figures are supposed to act. He's grace's Grace's SpearCounterpart. She had kindness. He had hate. They were led down different paths.]]



* [[http://www.egscomics.com/index.php?id=2012 This strip]] depicts Tedd, who several strips prior was ecstatic about realizing that his gender fluidity was not unique and that there was a name for it, being afraid to tell his father about his magic mark, that grants him a "make your body the gender you feel-permanently" spell obviously related to that realization, for fear of disapproval.

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* [[http://www.egscomics.com/index.php?id=2012 This strip]] depicts Tedd, who several strips prior was ecstatic about realizing that his gender fluidity was not unique and that there was a name for it, being afraid to tell his father about his magic mark, that grants him a "make your body permanently [[note: as in plastically, not as in irreversably,]] the gender you feel-permanently" feel" spell obviously related to that realization, for fear of disapproval.disapproval, given his father's attitude and concern about him spending so much time female.
16th Mar '15 2:54:50 PM indexer
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* in SympathyForTheDevil way Damien [[spoiler: he was made by extremists who wanted him to usher Armageddon, he destroys everything he touches and he is desperate to find other labs. He isn't looking for an army, he's looking for a family. He was raised with fear and intimidation used to keep him in line and he used those tactics because he thought that's how authority figures are supposed to act. He's grace's DistaffCounterpart. She had kindness. He had hate. They were led down different paths.]]

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* in SympathyForTheDevil way Damien [[spoiler: he was made by extremists who wanted him to usher Armageddon, he destroys everything he touches and he is desperate to find other labs. He isn't looking for an army, he's looking for a family. He was raised with fear and intimidation used to keep him in line and he used those tactics because he thought that's how authority figures are supposed to act. He's grace's DistaffCounterpart.SpearCounterpart. She had kindness. He had hate. They were led down different paths.]]
16th Mar '15 2:53:32 PM indexer
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*Ellen became a DeathSeeker after she was convinced she had a [[cloneDegeneration month to live]] then she throws away that precious month to fight a monster attacking innocents. She wanted to be a HeroicSacrifice.


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*in SympathyForTheDevil way Damien [[spoiler: he was made by extremists who wanted him to usher Armageddon, he destroys everything he touches and he is desperate to find other labs. He isn't looking for an army, he's looking for a family. He was raised with fear and intimidation used to keep him in line and he used those tactics because he thought that's how authority figures are supposed to act. He's grace's DistaffCounterpart. She had kindness. He had hate. They were led down different paths.]]
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