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El Goonish Shive webcomic

El Goonish Shive created entirely by Dan Shive is often categorized as bizarre with science-fantasy. These story qualities are realized especially when the teenage cast is known to break the laws of physics.

El Goonish Shive has tolerance-related issues that seem to make it an LGBTQ-friendly read, including sexual orientations such as homosexuality and bisexuality, non-traditional gender roles, and lifestyle choices. As the cast is primarily made up of teenagers, they do obsess over relationships as teenagers do, but take time away from that to immerse themselves into dealings with magic, alien technology, parallel dimensions, "superscience," and immortal beings plotting drastic changes to the world.

El Goonish Shive has its own wiki, Shiveapedia, which contains the definitive timeline of the comic, plus full arc summaries and character bios. The comic is broken down into a number of storylines, which are usually part of a long, continuous plot. Most storylines are short and follow only a few characters, but some are multi-part arcs in which the whole lead cast is involved. As a bonus to El Goonish Shive Fans, the Twitter feed is included below.

 

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    "My favorite thing about dating Tedd is how totally real Tedd is. Like, you wouldn't believe Tedd's realness. You'll just be sitting there, and Tedd will do something, and you'll be like 'wow, so

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    Grace! What do your Grace eyes see?

    "That would be a spoiler!"

    Um, Well... Okay, fair.

    In order of appearance!

    That's Larry, Rich, George, and Tensaided.

    I'm aware most people

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    Today's News:

    Hope then immediately sat down at the furthest away seat, not browsing any comics.

    I'm still getting a feel for it, but I think I'm going to be happy with this short hair for Grace.

    And if I ever want

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    Today's News:

    "Immediately talk to this stranger? You got it!"

    "Do you require additional information?"

    "NOPE!"

    One of the most stressful things for me about this page was simply Grace's hair. I like it short,

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    Today's News:

    - "Half the players always show up at the last second"

    This was the page where I finally caved and decided we can see SOME of Hope's

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    Today's News:

    - Entrance to secret room

    This is how I originally imagined Part 4 beginning.

    There are a few reasons I like what I wound up going with better,

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    Today's News:

    - Justin's assessment of Hope's deck

    There was a LOT I was thinking about setting up before Friday night, but I decided that would have dragged on

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  8. New comic!

    Today's News:

    I like joking about, and commenting on, modern "AI" (which doesn't actually have any intelligence). That last panel certainly does that, but that was more of a bonus.

    The main thing I wanted to establish

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  9. New comic!

    Today's News:

    I swear I'm not turning the comic into a two-a-week thing! I got a new idea for how I want to start part 4, like... (looks at clock) about 6 hours ago while still working on this page, meaning I still have to

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  10. New comic!

    Today's News:

    "Remember, everyone, should we fail, our planet is DOOMED. No matter what, we can't take unnecessary--"

    "B-R-B, saving a random puppy from berserker ogres."

    "Oh for goodness sake."

    Thanks for

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  11. New comic!

    Today's News:

    I'm taking sick leave until further notice, and won't be posting new comics. 

    Naturally, I don't know for how long, but ALSO naturally, I hope to get well soon.

    Unless I'm feeling better

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  12. New comic!

    Today's News:

    Next story page Wednesday, January 24th. EGSNP continues as normal, planning a sketchbook Monday the 22nd.

    The 21st will actually be the 22nd Anniversary of the comic. I'm not planning anything

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  13. New comic!

    Today's News:

    I interacted with people for more than five minutes. I sleep now.

    (Please do not actually collapse in beds like that. Pillow or no pillow, you could hurt your face.)

    For the record, authorial intent

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    Today's News:

    I didn't hint at this being something available to her, but there were things in the story that suggested she probably had somewhere she can keep material things, so I consider this something someone could have

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  15. New comic!

    Today's News:

    It's possible Hope remembers some things more clearly than others.

    I was going to use blurred text for the lack of information about Luke, but I didn't like the result. I think what I went with conveys

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    Today's News:

    - Hope's earlier reaction to Justin, and the recollection of his magic mark

    Seriously, there are some parking lots I just avoid, or will go out of

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    Today's News:

    Thank you, everyone, for your patience! I don't think I should go into specifics about writing decisions made after the previous page.

    I will say it's a very, very, very good thing I took those days

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