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Re: Passage of time in QC...
« Reply #250 on: 26 Aug 2015, 18:16 »

It feels like we've been arguing about this calendar since 1997.  :evil:
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Re: Passage of time in QC...
« Reply #251 on: 26 Aug 2015, 18:33 »

It does line up with 1777 though, and the third digit is more ambiguous than the second one (the third one could be 7 or 9, the second one is clearly a 7).

Yes, but that third digit is an extremely deformed 7 if it is one. The second digit I could see, but I have no doubt in my mind that the third one is a 9.

Edit: Looking at Jeph's Twitter feed, it looks like everyone there is seeing 1997, and asking if that's when the comic actually takes place  :-P
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Re: Passage of time in QC...
« Reply #252 on: 26 Aug 2015, 18:40 »

I can see the third digit being a nine, but I'm equally sure that the second one is a seven.
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Re: Passage of time in QC...
« Reply #253 on: 26 Aug 2015, 20:28 »

it's clearly 1997. geeze guys
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Re: Passage of time in QC...
« Reply #254 on: 26 Aug 2015, 20:29 »

It's clearly not clear :parrot:
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Re: Passage of time in QC...
« Reply #255 on: 26 Aug 2015, 20:39 »

It is to the Twitter people  :psyduck:
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Re: Passage of time in QC...
« Reply #256 on: 26 Aug 2015, 20:45 »

The Twitter people are right.

(A sentence I never thought I would type.  :psyduck: )
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Re: Passage of time in QC...
« Reply #257 on: 26 Aug 2015, 21:53 »

It is to the Twitter people  :psyduck:

You mean the twits?
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Re: Passage of time in QC...
« Reply #258 on: 27 Aug 2015, 00:02 »

It will be interesting to see if Jeph gives us a clue as to how long Faye has been working for the URFL because we know that it has been longer than a week. We could have missed a fairly hefty time-skip along the way!
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Re: Passage of time in QC...
« Reply #259 on: 27 Aug 2015, 15:04 »

It is to the Twitter people  :psyduck:
Not all of them...I tweeted a couple nights back that it looked like 1797 but nobody responded :(

And yeah, obviously 1997 makes more sense but that's not what it says.
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Re: Passage of time in QC...
« Reply #260 on: 27 Aug 2015, 15:28 »

Many here (and there) beg to differ  :-P
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Re: Passage of time in QC...
« Reply #261 on: 27 Aug 2015, 15:33 »

I never would've even noticed the calendar if someone here hadn't pointed it out :roll:
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Re: Passage of time in QC...
« Reply #262 on: 28 Aug 2015, 03:22 »

I never would've even noticed the calendar if someone here hadn't pointed it out :roll:

I noticed it at least on a subconscious level but never really saw it as significant. I guess I just don't have the mindset of a true nitpicker, tearing apart every bit of every strip for clues! :-P
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Re: Passage of time in QC...
« Reply #263 on: 14 Oct 2015, 23:46 »

I'm thinking that the long-predicted time skip has happened. We know that a week passed between strips 3010 and 3020 (Marten says so in 3020). However, at that point, Claire and Marten had only been going out for about 3 weeks maximum. Now (in Strip 3069), Marten and Claire have been going out long enough that they've had assignations at Claire's house, possibly several times. It's got to be at least two months now, in-universe, since they became a couple.

I just wish Jeph would throw us a clue about just how long that time skip was.
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Re: Passage of time in QC...
« Reply #264 on: 15 Oct 2015, 14:24 »

This is implying that Jeph knows. I'm pretty sure April has a better idea about the amount of time's that's passed than Jeph does.
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Re: Passage of time in QC...
« Reply #265 on: 14 Nov 2015, 20:10 »

Update, continuity salvage edition

Monday, 5 September 2005
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2884‑2893Marten and Claire get more comfortable.
Tuesday, 6 September 20052894‑2911Hanners helps Faye stay on the wagon. Dora picks a fight with Tai.
Wednesday, 7 September 20052912‑2941Faye picks up her welding gear from Coffee of Doom and attends a support group. Clinton and Emily have a date.

Jump A = 1-2 days. In 2947 it has been a week since Veronica moved in to her new place. She was living there as of 2832, which was around September 2nd.

7+A September 20052943‑2951Covers one day on the basis of Hanners waring the same shirt in 2943 and 2951.

Jump B = 1 or more days. 2952 starts in the morning and Marten and Claire's outfits have changed from 2950 to 2953.

7+A+B September 20052952‑2960Momo's Day

Jump C = Probably 1 or more days. 2961 starts in the morning; Claire's outfit changes from 2953 to 2976, although Marten's does not and she could conceivably have changed into sleeping clothes.

7+A+B+C+0 September 20052961‑2990Hanners does not have cancer. Faye falls off the wagon. The Talk 2: Talk Harder.
7+A+B+C+1 September 20052991‑3000Clinton and Emily hang out by the library
7+A+B+C+2 September 20053001‑3010Faye gets a job at the fights. First appearance: Bubbles

Jump D = 4-6 days, on the basis of Marten's remark to Faye in 3020 that she's been out "every night this week".

7+A+B+C+2+D+0 September 20053011‑3020Hanners talks to Sven and Dora.
7+A+B+C+2+D+1 September 20053021‑3034Dora makes peace with Sven, with Tai's encouragement. Sven sends Hanners a thank-you present. Faye pokes at Bubbles.
7+A+B+C+2+D+2 September 20053036Hanners fête's the Bianchi détente.

Jump E = 1+ days (Dora's shirt has changed from 3036 to 3045)

7+A+B+C+2+D+2+E September 20053037‑3050Claire gets a new piercing. Hanners orders a few pizzas.

Jump F = 1+ days (Marten's shirt changes from 3049 to 3053)

7+A+B+C+2+D+2+E+F+0 September 20053051‑3077Faye invites Bubbles to a house party.
7+A+B+C+2+D+2+E+F+1 September 20053078‑3090Faye and Bubbles talk about the previous night. Momo investigates the fights.

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Re: Passage of time in QC...
« Reply #266 on: 16 Nov 2015, 10:44 »

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Re: Passage of time in QC...
« Reply #267 on: 28 Jun 2017, 01:24 »

Excellent work on the timeline.  If I may ask, why do you think it starts in the winter?  In strip 128, Faye and Marten talk about the new skirts indie girls are wearing.  Marten says, "So I guess those pleated skirts are the new indie fashion for this summer, huh."  This make me suspect that this strip takes place sometime in Spring, rather than January.


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Re: Passage of time in QC...
« Reply #268 on: 30 Jun 2017, 14:29 »

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I kid, I kid. Always nice to see a new face around here. The Spring/Winter thing is discussed right at the beginning of the thread, but I can't remember exactly how it settled. A quick glance says that seasons weren't really touched on for a while in-comic, so there's not much reason why it couldn't have started in Spring, and there's a timeskip fairly early that would allow for quite some movement.
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Re: Passage of time in QC...
« Reply #269 on: 14 May 2020, 10:55 »

Some of the 'previously' timeline is off. It states Marten moved to Northampton in Summer 2003 and met Faye in November 2003, but in comic 2332 Pintsize states taht he was Marten's only friend for 2 years before he met Steve.

The easiest way to reconcile would probably be to place the start of the comic 2 years later and having Marten be about 2 years older than Claire(?)
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Re: Passage of time in QC...
« Reply #270 on: 23 May 2020, 05:31 »

I'll yield to anyone who knows more but I believe that the Masters in Library Science is typically a 2-year course. Given that Claire's summer assignment was to work in Smif's library and she has now graduated (and we've had at least one winter since then), I'm guessing that the strips are currently one in-comic year after Claire and Emily were introduced.
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