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  1. NP, Thursday August 4, 2016

    I believe you : ) Yay! ... I may have actually thought the same thing at the time. I'm not even sure anymore. It seems like a somewhat natural conclusion: "He can magically sense puppies? How could that be!"
  2. NP, Thursday August 4, 2016

    I know someone has theorized this in the past, but regardless, I think this is mostly accurate:
  3. Things You Only Noticed On Reread

    You're writing this post as if Ellen would have had to grow up with such a genetic code. I imagined that, when Elliot was zapped by the TF gun, his genetic code stayed the same but his body transformed. Ellen wouldn't have "grown up" with Swyer Syndrome, nor would it look like she grew up with it. Instead, she looks like a normal human female, but at age 16 (or however old Elliot was when he got transformed), her genetic code said XY instead of XX. What kind of effect does it have if your genetic code says male after going through a perfectly normal female puberty and having all the female parts? Would Ellen be infertile? I would assume that the TF gun changes someone's genetics to get around such issues.
  4. Things You Only Noticed On Reread

    Ellen's proportions are a bit different though; larger breasts and such. Assuming the TF gun changes DNA, that aspect would probably be different in Ellen and Elliot as well. If the TF gun doesn't change DNA... Then Ellen would still have XY chromosomes? Hmm..
  5. Things You Only Noticed On Reread

    I am looking forward to a situation where most of the main 8 doesn't know how Ellen got pregnant and then see the baby I'm pretty sure this is all just fanfiction, though ^_^;
  6. Things You Only Noticed On Reread

    Honestly, if a lesbian couple gets a kid, "who is the father" is already an awkward, "non of your busines"-type question. Who gives a shit if people just conclude that it may be Tedd after comparing looks? Are we worried that people will think Tedd had a thing with Ellen?
  7. Things You Only Noticed On Reread

    We just have to make sure every single EGS fan asks the same question. It will definitely work! ^ _ ^ But he probably won't be able to fit it in this Q&A session, no
  8. Story Friday, June 10, 2016

    Seeing as Dan started uploading El Goonish Shive in 2002, I think we can safely assume sex-differences in Pokémon didn't exist when Dan first drew Sarah as a Pikachu.
  9. Story Friday, June 10, 2016

    Ooh, I'm really happy to finally see all this info collected in one page. I always enjoy conception/development info, and I kinda forgot most of it by now I seriously want a storyarc in which Sarah can say nothing other than "Sarah", though. That sounds hilarious.
  10. Things You Only Noticed On Reread

    I am very happy, because I finally found the page where the fact that Elliot has girl versions in his head is addressed! I knew it existed, but had no idea it was a Sketchbook comic! So yeah, this specific page (and its description) give a huge amount of insight into Elliot's identity imo.
  11. Story Thursday June 9, 2016

    Today's answer doesn't confirm that magic can't be used to heal such illnesses, though. It only makes clear that transformation magic can't be used for it. With Ted in the team, it seems like a matter of time before he investigates a person with healing-specific magic and applies it in Uryom-style technology. I mean, realistically. And, knowing this webcomic, "a matter of time" refers to many decades from our perspective
  12. Things You Only Noticed On Reread

    On this page, Dan is making use of some (basic) cinematography that I don't remember paying attention to the last few times I read it. (Panel 1 and 9 in particular) I'm not sure why I feel the need to point it out (most of you are probably thinking "well, duh"), but it just kinda proves to me even further than Dan is an awesome storyteller. And knew how to use his panels even back in 2005 ^_^;
  13. Things You Only Noticed On Reread

    You guys are going to laugh at me, but this is the first time I realized that everyone in this room looks female, except for Susan. Suddenly, I have a way deeper understanding of what Susan is feeling in panel 4, haha. I feel a bit stupid for not really realizing what it implied when everyone in the room is female and Susan decides to be the first person to go male. It's the important details that can be hard to notice but make EGS infinitely re-readable.
  14. Story Tuesday June 7, 2016

    I'm not even talking about appearing in the comic proper. I just like imagining these people simply existing somewhere in the Shive universe. This is what we should be writing our fanfiction about. Especially because transformation magic can just generally be a great tool for examining ideas of identity. Like, seriously. Also pornography I guess.
  15. Story Tuesday June 7, 2016

    These are now four of my favorite characters in the webcomic. I wonder if the characters themselves canonically exist somewhere in the El Goonish Shive universe. I hope so.