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  1. Crazy Counting Guy

    It's going to be a while before this is up and running again, since while I still have and use my notebook, it's been a while since I've updated it and I relied on the thread in the old forum to remind me of when I left off. I've heard rumors of an attempt at data recovery, but barring that I'll probably have to recount a lot of things to make sure I'm on track. EDIT: It occurs to me that the rules for appearances were in the original thread, which was deleted. Here are my criteria: -On panel appearance (duh) -Off panel dialogue -Partial appearance. This one is iffy, but I usually require around 25% visibility (or a face) AND clarity as to who the character is. Said clarity must exist in the strip itself, not including context from previous strips. Rare exceptions have been made to the visibility requirement, such as when The Boar died and only its hoof was visible, but I generally stick pretty hard to it. -Flashbacks and fantasy sequences count -Recurring apparitions that are not real, such as Susan's personality aspects, are counted as "semi-characters" -Characters with alter-egos (such as Elliot) receive credit for the appearances of those alter-egos, and the alter-egos themselves receive credit as semi-characters -If two alter-egos appear in the same strip (like Cheerleadra and Heidi, say) they would both receive individual credit, but Elliot would only be counted once -Different versions of the same character, like Zeus/Jerry, or any alternate universe versions like Beta Tedd or Second Life Ellen, are counted as separate characters
  2. Comic for Friday June 3, 2022

    This fits well with my "always punch Nazis" philosophy.
  3. https://www.egscomics.com/comic/balance-154 In my mind, Liam's voice is somewhere between Keith David and Dennis Haysbert.
  4. Crazy Counting Guy

    That would require her to be in every single strip for six months straight - something that to my knowledge has never happened before - and also for Dan to take no breaks and not miss a single day for that entire period. I'd say a year at the earliest.
  5. Crazy Counting Guy

    Given that Elliot has been the first to every milestone save one (600) and Grace has been second since 300 (save that same 600), my money's on Grace.
  6. Crazy Counting Guy

    Fri. Apr. 1, 2022 Cheerleadra: 112 Elliot: 1095 Liam: 8 Mon. Apr. 4, 2022 Grace: 1016 Dex: 30 (1st appearance since 2016) Cheerleadra: 113 Elliot: 1096 Liam: 9 Wed. Apr. 6, 2022 Cheerleadra: 114 Elliot: 1097 Liam: 10 Fri. Apr. 8, 2022 Cheerleadra: 115 Elliot: 1098 Liam: 11 Grace: 1017 Mon. Apr. 11, 2022 Cheerleadra: 116 Elliot: 1099 Grace: 1018 Fri. Apr. 15, 2022 Grace: 1019 Elliot: 1100 (1st!) Liam: 12 Mon. Apr. 18, 2022 Elliot: 1101 Grace: 1020 Liam: 13 Wed. Apr. 20, 2022 Grace: 1021 Elliot: 1102 Liam: 14 Fri. Apr. 22, 2022 Liam: 15 Elliot: 1103 Grace: 1022 Mon. Apr. 25, 2022 Liam: 16 Elliot: 1104 Grace: 1023 Mr. Verres: 171 Wed. Apr. 27, 2022 Liam: 17 Grace: 1024 Elliot: 1105 Dwight: 1st appearance Fri. Apr. 29, 2022 Dwight: 2 Elliot: 1106 Liam: 18 Grace: 1025 FULL COUNT
  7. Crazy Counting Guy

    I wasn't a big fan of Shortpacked either. I think what draws me most to DoA is the major theme of escaping childhood religious indoctrination.
  8. Crazy Counting Guy

    Indeed to both. I think Dumbing of Age is the best I've seen at it.
  9. Crazy Counting Guy

    Nanase and Ellen are the farthest removed from the rest of the cast. They're kind of almost their own thing. Either they're the focus of the story for months at a time, or they're barely in it at all. They've both had single digit appearances per year multiple times.
  10. Crazy Counting Guy

    2009 was the only year in which not all of the main characters appeared (Sarah and Tedd,were the ones missing, incidentally).
  11. Crazy Counting Guy

    Another shortened month. That's three in a row now. Wed. Mar. 9, 2022 Elliot: 1089 Cheerleadra: 106 (2022 debut) Tedd: 942 Mr. Verres: 162 Grace: 1008 Mon. Mar. 14, 2022 Elliot: 1090 Cheerleadra: 107 Mr. Verres: 163 Grace: 1009 Wed. Mar. 16, 2022 Mr. Verres: 164 Grace: 1010 Elliot: 1091 Cheerleadra: 108 Owl Griffin: 1st appearance Fri. Mar. 18, 2022 Owl Griffin: 2 Mr. Verres: 165 Grace: 1011 Elliot: 1092 Cheerleadra: 109 Mon. Mar. 21, 2022 Owl Griffin: 3 Elliot: 1093 Cheerleadra: 110 Mr. Verres: 166 Wed. Mar. 23, 2022 Owl Griffin: 4 Mr. Verres: 167 Grace: 1012 Fri. Mar. 25, 2022 Elliot: 1094 Cheerleadra: 111 Owl Griffin: 5 Grace: 1013 Mr. Verres: 168 Mon. Mar. 28, 2022 Owl Griffin: 6 Grace: 1014 Mr. Verres: 169 Wed. Mar. 30, 2022 Owl Griffin: 7 Grace: 1015 Mr. Verres: 170 *Our first new character of the year! **Three main characters: Justin, Susan, and Diane, have yet to appear this year. FULL COUNT
  12. NP Comic for Thu. March 31, 2022

    I'll agree with this, though I find that the latter instances outnumber the former significantly. Ironically, if it's something important that does need to be explained for the coherence of the story, Dan generally does a pretty concise, succinct job of it and moves on quickly. When it's some minor detail that's not important but that they're worried somebody will misunderstand, that's when they spend way too long trying to explain themself. It's frustrating, and it's I think the only thing about Dan's writing that I don't enjoy.
  13. https://www.egscomics.com/egsnp/assorted2022a05 Today's comic (and accompanying commentary), is something about Dan that's always been very obvious to me, and it's something with which I've always heartily disagreed with him on. It's clear Dan feels the need to explain himself to his audience, and I can even understand why he might feel that way, but I do not consider it necessary at all. In fact, I find that the times an artist goes out of their way to explain or contextualize their art almost always weakens it.
  14. NP Comic for Thu. March 31, 2022

    What other hand? This is precisely what I was getting at. Part of it, anyway. I'm also opposed to hand-holding. Let me figure things out on my own. Indeed. Dan's standards with regard to their own work tend to be different. I have no way to verify this, but I suspect it stems from being a people pleaser.
  15. Crazy Counting Guy

    There have been a couple here and there over the years. Can't remember the last one, though.
  16. Crazy Counting Guy

    Oh yes, of course. Off-screen dialogue always counts, yes.
  17. Crazy Counting Guy

    Another short month. March will be as well. Gonna be low numbers this year. Wed. Feb. 2, 2022 Ashley: 296 (2022 debut) Magus: 62 (1st appearance since 2018) Sirleck: 29 (1st appearance since 2018) Ellen: 740 Kevin: 12 (1st appearance since 2018) Tedd: 936 Grace: 1002 Sarah: 773 (2022 debut) Fri. Feb. 4, 2022 Kevin: 13 Ashley: 297 Sarah: 774 Grace: 1003 Tedd: 937 Fri. Feb. 7, 2022 Kevin: 14 Elliot: 1084 Ashley: 298 Sarah: 775 Wed. Feb. 9, 2022 Tedd: 938 Kevin: 15 Sarah: 776 Ashley: 299 Fri. Feb. 11, 2022 Kevin: 16 Ashley: 300 (10th) Mon. Feb. 14, 2022 Mr. Verres: Tedd: 939 Ashley: 301 Elliot: 1085 Grace: 1004 Wed. Feb. 16, 2022 Grace: 1005 Mr. Verres: 160 Tedd: 940 Fri. Feb. 18, 2022 Sarah: 777 Elliot: 1086 Mon. Feb. 21, 2022 Elliot: 1087 Sarah: 778 Tedd: 941 Ashley: 302 Grace: 1006 Wed. Feb. 23, 2022 Sarah: 779 Elliot: 1088 Grace: 1007 Fri. Feb. 25, 2022 Mr. Verres: 161 ???: ??? Noriko: 6 (1st appearance since 2020) FULL COUNT
  18. https://www.egscomics.com/comic/balance-111 Yes! My favorite character is back! And this is a storyline I've been looking forward too as well.
  19. Crazy Counting Guy

    First update of the year! (I had to select a new color for my notebook. It ended up being a reuse of 2004's color; 2002 having already been reused, and 2003 being too close to 2018). Mon. Jan. 10, 2022 Elliot: 1075 (2022 debut) Mrs. Dunkel: 18 (1st appearance since 2018) Tony: 21 (1st appearance since 2019) Mr. Dunkel: 14 (1st appearance since 2018) Wed. Jan. 12, 2022 Elliot: 1076 Tony: 22 Tedd: 932 (2022 debut) Fri. Jan. 14, 2022 Elliot: 1077 Ellen: 739 (2022 debut) Mon. Jan. 17, 2022 Elliot: 1078 Nanase: 684 (2022 debut) Mr. Verres: 153 (2022 debut) Wed. Jan. 19, 2022 Mr. Verres: 154 Elliot: 1079 Tedd: 933 Fri. Jan. 21, 2022 Mr. Verres: 155 Elliot: 1080 Agt. Bishop: 6 (2022 debut) Mon. Jan. 24, 2022 Elliot: 1081 Tedd: 934 Mr. Verres: 156 Grace: 998 (2022 debut) Wed. Jan. 26, 2022 Tedd: 935 Elliot: 1082 Mr. Verres: 157 Grace: 999 Fri. Jan. 28, 2022 Mr. Verres: 158 Grace: 1000! (2nd) Mon. Jan. 31, 2022 Elliot: 1083 Mr. Verres: 159 Grace: 1001 FULL COUNT
  20. What Are You Listening To?

    Enemy - Imagine Dragons Anyone wanna guess what my absolute favorite show of 2021 was?
  21. This Day In History

    Because why not? On March 30 in History: 1432 - Future Ottoman Sultan Mehmed II is born. A collective chill runs up the spine of every citizen of Constantinople, but is dismissed as just the wind. 1841 - The National Bank of Greece, a private company owned by a Swiss man, is founded. The nation of Greece is immediately in debt to it. 1863 - The Greeks need a king. "Hey, how about this Danish guy?" "Sure, seems legit." 1867- U.S. Secretary of State William Seward buys a massive piece of land from Russia for peanuts. It is filled with gold, oil, and myriad untold natural and mineral resources. He is mocked for it until his dying day. 1870 - The United States let Texas back in. Both sides regret it to this day. 1870 again - The U.S. Constitution is amended to make clear that non-white people should be allowed to vote. Not women, though. That'd be crazy. 1981 - John Hinckley, Jr. shoots the president of the United States in order to impress a young girl he saw in a movie. It reportedly does not work.
  22. Crazy Counting Guy

    I was expecting it too, but at least she's pretty much guaranteed to hit it this year.
  23. Crazy Counting Guy

    Now comes my favorite part of this whole thing: the YEAR-END WRAP-UP! Characters Introduced This Year Agent Knight Chicken Guy Agent Bishop Line Cutter Uptight MSHS Teacher Flying Turtle Characters Returning After a Year or More (Parenthesis indicate year of most recent previous appearance) Damien (2011) Boar (2012) Agent Wolf (2013) Amanda (2014) Fox (2015) Cheerleadra (2017) Magic Emissary (2017) Agent Cranium (2017) Zeus (2018) Raven (2018) Sybil (2018) Will of Magic (2018) Jeremy (2019) Mr. Verres (2019) Noah (2019) Mr. Tensaided (2019) Lucy (2019) This Year's Count (Main characters bold, new characters italic) Tedd: 58 Grace: 48 Elliot: 38 Susan: 34 Arthur: 26 Justin: 24 Sarah: 22 Diane: 20 Ashley: 18 Mr. Verres: 17 Catalina: 17 Nanase: 16 Rhoda: 16 Magic Emissary: 11 (Cheerleadra): 9 Luke: 9 Agt. Knight: 7 Ellen: 6 Agt. Bishop: 5 Sybil: 4 Chicken Guy: 4 Dr. Germahn: 3 Agt. Wolf: 3 Line Cutter: 3 Lucy: 2 (Fox): 2 Flying Turtle: 2 Amanda: 1 Damien: 1 Jeremy: 1 Mr. Tensaided: 1 Noah: 1 Agt. Cranium: 1 Raven: 1 Boar: 1 Will of Magic: 1 Camdin: 1 Jay: 1 Uptight Teacher: 1 *Tedd has placed 1st for the first time after 20 years of EGS. Justin, Susan, and Ashley are the only remaining main characters who've yet to do it. **At 18th, this is Ellen's lowest placement ever ***At 8th and 9th respectively, this is the lowest placement for both Diane and Ashley since joining the main cast
  24. Crazy Counting Guy

    Fri. Dec. 3, 2021 Elliot: 1072 Tedd: 924 Mon. Dec. 6, 2021 Tedd: 925 Elliot: 1073 Wed. Dec. 8, 2021 Tedd: 926 Elliot: 1074 Fri. Dec. 10, 2021 Arthur: 58 Mon. Dec. 13, 2021 Tedd: 927 Arthur: 59 Wed. Dec. 15, 2021 Tedd: 928 Arthur: 60 Fri. Dec. 17, 2021 Tedd: 929 Arthur: 61 Mon. Dec. 20, 2021 Tedd: 930 Arthur: 62 Wed, Dec. 22, 2021 Tedd: 931 Arthur: 63 Bishop: 4 Fri. Dec. 24, 2021 Arthur: 64 Bishop: 5 Wed, Dec. 29, 2021 Mr. Verres: 151 Flying Turtle: 1st appearance Sybil: 8 Fri. Dec. 31, 2021 Mr. Verres: 152 Flying Turtle: 2 FULL COUNT
  25. Crazy Counting Guy

    November's pretty easy. And hey, (sorta) big milestones! Mr. Verres is, as usual, the first non-main character to reach a benchmark, this time 150. Though being there are two more main characters than there were when he hit 50 and 100, this means he's now the 11th overall to get there. And Arthur is the 30th character to reach 50 appearances. Mon. Nov. 1, 2021 Arthur: 47 Tedd: 913 Mr. Verres: 148 Fri. Nov. 5, 2021 Tedd: 914 Mr. Verres: 149 Arthur: 48 Mon. Nov. 8, 2021 Tedd: 915 Arthur: 49 Wed. Nov. 10, 2021 Arthur: 50 Tedd: 916 Fri. Nov. 12, 2021 Tedd: 917 Arthur: 51 Mon. Nov. 15, 2021 Tedd: 918 Arthur: 52 Wed. Nov. 17, 2021 Arthur: 53 Tedd: 919 Fri. Nov. 19, 2021 Arthur: 54 Tedd: 920 Mon. Nov. 22, 2021 Tedd: 921 Arthur: 55 Wed. Nov. 24, 2021 Tedd: 922 Arthur: 56 Mon. Nov. 29, 2021 Tedd: 923 Mr. Verres: 150 Arthur: 57 FULL COUNT