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SalFishFin Ace with a Podao from A respectful distance away Relationship Status: I get a feeling so complicated...
Ace with a Podao
Aug 19th 2019 at 6:56:02 PM

That's why I'm suggesting that some lines may be crossed.

3DS FC for PKMN & Smash:3583-2242-1801
Aug 19th 2019 at 8:19:25 PM

On the NP, I'm half-tempted to suggest that the "Elliot" in that storyline is Grace in disguise, and this is some sort of weird cosplay.

I mean, that doesn't work, but it works about as well as playing it straight does.

Edited by thok on Aug 19th 2019 at 8:20:26 AM

Aug 20th 2019 at 1:28:53 PM

That or Ashley is writing the plot again.

Apocalypse: Dirge Of Swans.
DatLonerGirl topsy-turvy from a top secret place Relationship Status: Chocolate!
topsy-turvy
Aug 20th 2019 at 4:18:18 PM

Even Shive seems confused.

Writer, or something.
TheLovecraftian Relationship Status: Seeking boyfriend-free girl
Aug 21st 2019 at 5:09:10 AM

New comic!

I must admit that I always thought Tedd had experimented on Jeremy.

Edited by TheLovecraftian on Aug 21st 2019 at 9:10:15 AM

TheUnsquished Apparently unsquishable from Southern Limey Land Relationship Status: Is that a kind of food?
Apparently unsquishable
Aug 21st 2019 at 7:19:37 AM

Jeremy facts from 2002.

Edited by TheUnsquished on Aug 21st 2019 at 3:21:08 PM

Lost: Marbles. Reward if found.
TheLovecraftian Relationship Status: Seeking boyfriend-free girl
Aug 21st 2019 at 7:35:26 AM

I must also admit that I never read that strip, because it didn't seem like anything particularly inportant or interesting at the time.

Edited by TheLovecraftian on Aug 21st 2019 at 11:35:34 AM

Aug 21st 2019 at 7:50:03 AM

Ashley did it wrong, You approach the cat hand down and let them sniff first.

Apocalypse: Dirge Of Swans.
TheLovecraftian Relationship Status: Seeking boyfriend-free girl
Aug 21st 2019 at 2:48:55 PM

New NP.

Yeah, this is fanfic. I might still be a bit unconvinced by the comic, but then Shive got into a big jiffy about removing possible suspects for writing it, which to me is basically him trying to throw us off.

Gilphon Untrustworthy from The Third Sound Relationship Status: Having tea with Cthulhu
Untrustworthy
Aug 21st 2019 at 2:53:26 PM

Mhm. The question, then, becomes 'who's writing the fanfic?'

My guess, based who Shive made a point of eliminating and who knows enough to write this scenario, is that it's Ellen

Edited by Gilphon on Aug 21st 2019 at 5:54:39 AM

"Canada Day is over, and now begins the endless dark of the Canada Night."
TheLovecraftian Relationship Status: Seeking boyfriend-free girl
Aug 21st 2019 at 3:00:29 PM

I'm gonna point to Justin.

TobiasDrake Exposition Dragon from Colorado, USA Relationship Status: She's holding a very large knife
Exposition Dragon
Aug 21st 2019 at 9:13:32 PM

Ashley seems the obvious culprit.

The greatest trick prejudice ever pulled was to convince the world it did not exist.
TheLovecraftian Relationship Status: Seeking boyfriend-free girl
Aug 22nd 2019 at 3:22:26 AM

I'd agree with you, but Shive actually made a decent case for it not being her with the idea that she normally puts a self-insert. At least, most of the times we've seen something she wrote, she had one.

DatLonerGirl topsy-turvy from a top secret place Relationship Status: Chocolate!
topsy-turvy
Aug 22nd 2019 at 4:50:08 AM

I say Elliot. It's so odd no one will see it coming.

Writer, or something.
Aug 22nd 2019 at 5:56:42 AM

Clearly the writer is Voltaire.

(I don't actually think that, but it would be the funniest choice of author. That said, one of Magus/Pandora/French Immortals is not an unreasonable guess.)

32_Footsteps Think of the mooks! from Just north of Arkham Relationship Status: THIS CONCEPT OF 'WUV' CONFUSES AND INFURIATES US!
Think of the mooks!
Aug 22nd 2019 at 7:53:59 AM

@stevebat Really, pretty much all animals that rely on scent should be approached in that way if acceptable to approach. Cats and dogs are just the ones you're most likely to encounter that can be approached.

Also, because I don't read NP, I also assumed that Jeremy was Tedd's doing. So huh... in a way, he's kinda got parallels to Grace. It also sheds a bit more light on Mr. Verres.

Reminder: Offscreen Villainy does not count towards Complete Monster.
TobiasDrake Exposition Dragon from Colorado, USA Relationship Status: She's holding a very large knife
Exposition Dragon
Aug 22nd 2019 at 11:10:08 AM

Maybe Grace is writing it. That would explain the semi-platonic cuddles the story started with.

Elliot's not a casual cuddler, but Grace is.

Edited by TobiasDrake on Aug 22nd 2019 at 12:11:17 PM

The greatest trick prejudice ever pulled was to convince the world it did not exist.
Gilphon Untrustworthy from The Third Sound Relationship Status: Having tea with Cthulhu
Untrustworthy
Aug 22nd 2019 at 6:19:03 PM

The commentary says that Grace wouldn't have written kissing.

"Canada Day is over, and now begins the endless dark of the Canada Night."
Aug 23rd 2019 at 12:21:51 AM

Party 52

...Nanase was the internet girlfriend, wasn't she? EDIT: ...oh, right, the mall. That... that makes more sense.

Edited by TwinBird on Aug 23rd 2019 at 10:31:31 AM

TheLovecraftian Relationship Status: Seeking boyfriend-free girl
Aug 23rd 2019 at 3:17:53 AM

Girl, in fairness, you haven't appeared in the comic for quite a while before this storyline.

FuzzyBoots from Outlying borough of Pittsburgh (there's a lot of Relationship Status: And they all lived happily ever after <3
Aug 23rd 2019 at 3:38:08 AM

Hmm... or maybe she's trying to show she can keep their secrets?

Aug 23rd 2019 at 5:55:35 AM

Has Ashley met Nanase since "So a Date at the Mall"? Nanase had different hair color then, and I wouldn't expect Ashley to know that spontaneous hair color change is a thing.

Edit: I've forgotten how bad a case of Webcomic Time El Goonish Shive has; how long ago in universe was "So a Date at a Mall"?

Edited by thok on Aug 23rd 2019 at 6:29:07 AM

JamesTheA-Hole Mr. Underutilized Potential from Right where I want to be. Relationship Status: If it's you, it's okay
Mr. Underutilized Potential
Aug 23rd 2019 at 8:01:49 AM

So far the Party Arc has been pretty hyper-focused on Ashley's discovery of transformation, so I'm betting that on Monday we are going to get Nanase being mad at Ashley for not recognizing her and then Ashley will be all like "WTFB I don't even know you". I don't even need to put WMG because this isn't just a theory, it's gonna happen.

[up] According to Shiveapedia, So A Date At The Mall started on Jan 11th and while the Timeline isn't updated to where we are now, if I've been counting right we should be on Feb 2nd. That's right. It hasn't even been a month since So A Date At The Mall.

Wow, you contributed a couple of tropes to a massive list of them. "Clearly" this is a CrowningMomentOfAwesome!
Aug 23rd 2019 at 12:10:18 PM

Thirty pounds? Jeremy's a chunky boy...


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