This is an attempt to organize the events of the strip into a day-by-day timeline. Obviously, it is a work in progress.
The main evidence used is when events occur in sequence along with references by characters to when past events occurred. The clothing worn by characters can also be used to identify events which are occurring within a single day.
This timeline does not include guest strips.
- Day 1: Friday evening, Marten meets Faye at a bar.
- Day 2: Saturday. Marten buys coffee in the morning, hangs out at home in the afternoon, and goes to dinner with Faye in the evening. He cleans out Pintsize who has eaten cake mix when he gets home.
- Day 3: Sunday. Faye moves in after her apartment burns down. It's possible that more time has passed than one day, but the justification is that 28 implies that it takes place only a couple days after 10.
- Day 4: Monday. Sara decides she isn't into Marten after all. He is sad about it. Faye and Marten hang out with Jimbo at his bar.
- Day 5: Tuesday. Marten buys an iPod. Faye trolls hot topic.
In 48 it is mentioned that Thanksgiving is upcoming. It is in dispute whether this reference really matters for timeline purposes (it could have just been a timely joke for the 'real world' calendar)
49-55 Indeterminate time passage. Marten gets a tax refund and buys a guitar.
- Indeterminate time passage. Faye makes Marten a cake. Pintsize damages himself eating the cake and gets a new chassis. Marten, Steve, Faye, and Sara go out. Faye breaks her glasses.
Possible jump betweenand . The continuity is based on Marten wearing the same shirt.
This set represents the earliest point in time that Year 2 could have started.
Possible multi-day jump here. Steve meets Sara inand they break up in .
- Indeterminate time passage. (In favor of one day is the fact that it seems unlikely Faye would've been let to stumble around blind for more time. In favor of multiple days is that Steve meets Sara in 66 and the implication in 94 is that they were together more than two days.) Marten gets Faye a new pair of glasses. Pintsize discusses his immortality. Marten and Faye go out to dinner. They stop by the coffee shop afterwards and Faye introduces Marten to Dora.
- Next day: Dora refers to meeting Marten "last night" in 83
Marten visits Faye and Dora at the coffeeshop on his way to work. Marten has a conversation with Scott at work. Faye meets Marten at work. Steve comes over. Marten, Faye, and Steve play video games and have a drinking contest. Steve says he's broken up with Sara. Marten and Faye go out for pancakes.
Continuity glitch: Scott implies it's Monday inbut Faye implies it's Friday in
100-118 Indeterminate time passage: Marten walks in on Faye while she's changing. Raven visits the coffee shop. Dora's mother mails her a vibrator. Dora flashs Marten. Faye invites Dora over to their apartment but she declines. Faye and Marten go over to Dora's apartment and Faye locks Dora out. So Dora comes to their apartment and sleeps over.
119-138 Next day: Dora goes home the next morning. Marten and Faye take Pintsize to an Anthro coffee shop. Marten and Faye go to the mall. Marten and Faye discuss the way she talks (her suppressing her southern accent and not using contractions). Dora comes over to visit Marten and Faye. They discuss their pasts and their attraction to Marten.
139-163 Next day: Dora and Faye go shopping the next morning. Dora flirts with Marten by asking him to rub sunburn lotion on her shoulders. Alan Turing, a federal agent, comes to conficate Pintsize. Dora and Faye fend him off. Marten and Faye go out for ice cream. Faye cuts her hair.
164-185 Next day: Faye's sister Amanda visits but returns home promptly after Faye patches thinks up between Amanda and their mother.
Amanda is on a semester break here.
186-213 Next day: Steve meets Ellen, sets up double-date with Marten and Dora. Faye cuts her hand making dinner.
214-236 Next day: Steve/Ellen & Marten/Dora double-date. Marten and Dora decide to be friends while Steve has heartburn over Ellen's age.
237-269 Next day: Ellen and Steve face their feelings over Ellen's age. Marten shares the story of his moving to MA to be with Vicky. Pintsize gets a virus.
Ellen is back in class here implying the new semester has started.
270-309 Next day: Faye updates her glasses prescription. Raven starts working at CoD. Marten and Faye start looking for a new apartment. Ellen and Steve knock boots.
310-350 Next day: Marten and Faye look at an apartment and are told they can start moving in the next week. Sven has dinner with Dora. Raven draws pictures of the CoD employees on the chalkboard with Faye's picture being a drawing. Pintsize is ducktaped to the wall.
351-383 The next week [exact number of days unknown, based on when Marten and Faye could start moving in]: Nat meets Amir while at dinner with Steve and Ellen. Marten says he doesn't think he needs to be worried about Dora being taken by some other boy. Raven finds out that Astro-Glide is not hair gel but sexual lubricant. Angus makes his first appearance while the CoD employees and Marten are eating pizza. Marten and Faye pack their apartment to start moving the next day.
384-395 Next day: Steve and Ellen come over to help Faye and Marten move to their new apartment. Ellen gets Faye to try on short-shorts, which she changes out of once they start moving. They finish moving and Ellen invites Nat down to join them for dinner and beers. This establishes that Nat and Amir have started dating.
396-417 Unknown time (Faye's first day back at CoD after moving in, but later dialogue indicates more than a day): Faye gets a bed while on her lunch break. Raven gets a tattoo in Japanese. Dora sees the new apartment for the first time.
Continuity note: It's established in 398 that Faye has been sleeping on Marten's couch for "the last couple months".
418-430 Next day: The Coffee of Doom gets redecorated. Pintsize has a housewarming party with other AnthroPCs to raise money to help Faye finish furnishing her bedroom.
431-463 Next day: Marten's mom, Veronica, comes to visit unexpectedly. She lies to his boss to get him out of work for a week. It's established that Marten's dad is dating Marcel. Veronica and Marten have lunch with Dora and dinner with Faye. Marten considers starting a blog. Coffee of Doom redecorating continues. Faye opens up to Dora a little bit about what happened when she got her scar.
464-509 Next day (?): Marten starts his blog. Ellen says that she and Steve broke up. Steve has been drunk for days. Nat and Amir start a band. Marten, Faye, and Raven go to Dora's to drink and watch movies. Faye tells Marten about her father committing suicide. This is the first time she tells anyone the full details of what happened.
Continuity note: When Ellen walks into CoD, Faye says it's been a while since she's seen her. This indicates more than a day between 395 and 396.
510-534 Next day: Faye puts Pintsize in the freezer. At the shop, Faye tells Dora (and later Raven) about her father's suicide and about her conversation with Marten the previous night. Marten and Steve go to Jimbo's bar, who tells them about how he got caught having an affair with his publisher's wife. Marten drunkenly pees in the ladies' room sink and meets Hannelore. Faye, Raven, and Dora go to see Sven play at the Purple Opossum. Marten meets Winslow at Hannelore's apartment and they play Scrabble. Hannelore accidently reveals she's been stalking him, Marten accidentally tases himself, and Faye and Marten ultimately decide to befriend Hannelore.
535-569 Next day: Raven convinces Dora to "set a sexy trap" for Marten, and Dora goes home to change, but ultimately decides to ignore Raven's advice. Raven continues scheming to get them together. She also encourages Faye to find a therapist, and Hannelore shows up at the shop looking for Marten, having made a doll in his likeness. Marten plays music with Nat and Amir. Dora and Faye get Hannelore to hang out with them. When leaving their building, Dora runs into Marten; they hang out, and she kisses him. Marten tells Faye, who goes to yell at Dora but tells her that it's okay if they date.
570-580 Next day: Faye announces plans to make a visit to her family in Savannah. Marten runs into Steve and Ellen. Faye and Dora note Marten's uncharacteristic absence from the shop that day.
589-604 Next day: Marten wakes up early to see Faye off before her flight. Amanda greets Faye in the airport in Savannah. Faye spends time with her mother and plans to visit her father's grave the following day. Pintsize befriends Winslow. Marten hangs out at the shop; Dora is happy but hints about her insecurity over whether he would rather have been with Faye in a conversation with Raven. They consult the Makeout Hobo. Marten and Dora watch a movie at her apartment, and Dora decides not to have sex with him right away.
605-622 Next day (Monday?*): Faye visits the grave of her father, David. Marten slept over at Dora's, and the two go out for breakfast in the morning. Dora questions whether it was the right thing for them to get together. Faye spends time with Amanda. Marten returns home to find the aftermath of a party thrown by Pintsize and attended by Hannelore and several AnthroPCs. Steven, Ellen, and Marten hang out at the shop, and Marten bemoans the fact that he has to return to work the following day (having gotten off work for "the rest of the week" in 432).
*Because Marten gets off work "for the rest of the week" and not for a week exactly, and only six days actually pass, it can be inferred that 605 begins on a Monday.
Marten meets Tai, who hires him for a job at Smif College Williston Library on the spot. Hanners buys a roomba. Dora and Marten are assaulted by Shaolin monks while have a celebratory lunch. Dora tempts Penelope with a job at the Coffee of Doom. Marten waxes philosophical with Winslow at Hanners' apartment. Angus verbally spars with Faye. Steve tells the gang that Ellen accepted a gig on a deep sea research ship, and broke up with him pre-emptively. Marten, Dora, Hanners, Faye and Steve get pizza and go back to Marten and Faye's for bourbon. Marten walks a drunks Steve home and defends him from VespAvenger with a stop sign.
The next day. Penelope takes the job at Coffee of Doom. Tai tells Marten about her drama with Bailey. Marten, Dora and Faye google VespAvenger. Ellen and Marten have a showdown at the library. At home, Marten, Faye and Dora playact a fight to lure VespAvenger into a confrontation. They are outmatched by her Vespabot, until Pintsize destroys it with a brick. Agent Turing recruits her.
Continuity note: As of 726, Tai is still living in the dorms, so we can infer that the Spring semester hasn't ended.
989-1009 Sven visits the coffee shop. Faye visits her therapist and dicusses her drinking. Marten visits the coffee shop. Hanners reviews her mother's accounts. Penelope, Dora, and Faye go to the gym. Marten gets left in charge of the coffee shop. Raven is supposed to come in but goes to Canada instead. Hanners and Winslow come in to help. Marten and Dora go out to dinner. Hanners comes over and plays cards with Faye and Pintsize.
1010-1024 Hanners' father sends her a robot boyfriend. Winslow uploads into the robot. Pintsize and Winslow put Hanners of trial for grabbing the robot's ass. Marten defends Hanners. Sven visits the coffee shop and asks Faye to help him with song lyrics. Marten and Tai talk at work.
May be a jump here.
1025-1048 Steve, Meena, and Dave talk about Meena and Dave's former relationship. Steve and Marten go to the coffee shop and talk about Meena. Marten meets Dora's parents.
May be a jump here.
1049-1059 Faye and Penelope go to the gym and then chair-joust at the coffee shop over remarks that were made. Raven tells Dora about the man she met in Canada. Hanners and Marten go to the music store and Hanners buys a gong. Faye and Dora get up in the middle of the night and have a conversation in Faye's kitchen.
1060-1079 Raven's boyfriend Benji visits the coffee shop. Dora has a touch of jealousy over the other woman who have been interested in Marten. Faye visits Hanners and finds out it's her 22nd birthday. They go to a karaoke bar and meet Sven. They go back to Sven's apartment and Faye ends up in bed with Sven.
1080-1110 Faye wakes upset that she had sex with Sven but then has sex with him again before leaving. She has an emergency appointment with her therapist to discuss the situation. She tells Dora and Marten; Dora's upset and Marten isn't. Marten meets up with Hanners and Steve and they go out to eat. Marten and Dora reconcile. Faye has a drinking relapse and Hanners helps her sober up.
1111-1129 Faye and Dora discuss Faye having slept with Sven. Raven finds out and is briefly upset. Hanners has a pregnancy panic (despite being a virgin) which Marten and Tai help her deal with. Angus visits Faye at the coffee shop. Sven discusses Faye with Wil. Raven says she broke up with Benji.
1130-1149 Dora visits Marten at the library. They plan on making out in the copyroom but catch another couple there instead. Sven visits Faye at the coffee shop and introduces Wil to Penelope. Raven gets bubblegum in Faye's hair so Faye goes home to get it out and Hanners comes over to visit. Marten gets food poisoning.
1150-1170 Marten and Hanners discuss Marten's food poisoning. Faye gets attacked by a raccoon at the coffee shop and goes home sick. Marten tells Faye he saw Sven with another woman which upsets Faye. Faye goes over to Sven's apartment and confronts a woman there who turns out to be his lawyer. Hanners, Marten, and Dora all have strange dreams.
1171-1198 Marten visits Dora at the coffee shop. Hanners and Marten practice with their band. They, along with Amir, try to talk to Natasha about her poor playing. Natasha quits the band and breaks up with Amir. Sven visits Faye at the coffee shop. Wil goes to the coffee shop looking for Penelope and gets misdirected by Faye. Faye goes to Sven's apartment and finds out Wil is a friend of Sven's. Faye spends the night with Sven.
1199-1226 Marten gives Hanners a worry hat. She bangs her head accidentally and becomes upset when she gets blood on the hat. Wil stops by to give Penelope a poem but gives her the wrong one. Hanners visits Marten and Tai at the library. Hanners buys some sexy firemen pictures from Pintsize.
1227-1254 Faye, Dora, and Raven discuss how to increase business at the coffee shop. Sven hires Lydia as an intern. Wil asks Penelope out on a date. Hanners visits Marten and Tai at the library where Tai flirts with her. Tai decides to get her clit pierced and brings Marten along. Faye and Hanners make cookies.
Continuity glitch: Sven supposedly hired Lydia at a party he went to the night before. But this party was not shown in the strip. It might have happened the same day as 1199-1226, but there may have been a jump.
1255-1257, Friday: Wil shows up for his date with a broken arm, and Penelope takes him to the emergency room.
1258-1264 Faye blows up the espresso machine.
Spring Semester Edit
1311–1320: Dora has blonde roots down to her eyes. It is snowing and exceptionally cold. Penelope reads a letter from Wil. Hannelore has the flu. Faye sleeps over at Sven's.
Continuity note: The change in Dora's hair from 1302 to 1311 represents a six-month time jump, according to Jeph's Twitter at the time. The weather indicates a mid-January time frame.
1321–1328: Hanners is still sick. Dora and Marten get in a fight after Cosette asks him out. Faye sleeps over at Sven's.
Continuity note: Dora changes shirts for dinner between 1326 and 1327.
1329 Next day: Marten tells Tai about the fight.
Clothing doesn't give any clues as to whether 1329 and 1330-1334 occur on the same day.
1330–1334 Saturday: Marten, Dora, Faye and Hanners play Drinkin' Srabble. Sven hooks up with Gina Riversmith.
Continuity note: Sven is at the concert he invited Faye to in 1320.
1335–1349 Sunday: Sven tells Faye he hooked up with another woman, and she ends their quasi-relationship. Dora chews him out.
Monday. Marten catches up with Steve. Faye sees her therapist.
Band practice. Dora hits on Hanners.
Angus stops by to tell Faye he's single. Sven has been "moping for days".
Hanners visits the zoo.
Same day? Faye is sexually frustrated and can't sleep.
1400s === 1423 is the last strip where snow is visible in the background. By 1432, the streets and hedges are clear.
1507-1514 Marten considers growing a moustache. Faye and Dora talk about how Raven has cut back on her working hours to go back to school. Marten's father, Henry, calls and invites Marten and Dora out to dinner on Friday.
May be a missing day here. Dora argues about plans being made only a couple of days in advance (1513).
1515-1522 Friday Marten and Dora have dinner with Henry and Maurice. Henry proposes to Maurice and they meet up with Faye and Hanners to celebrate.
1523-1536 Hanners, Marigold, Marten, Dora, and Tai go to anime convention. They meet Jimbo. Wil stops by coffeeshop. Angus stops by coffeeshop and asks Faye out to a movie. She declines. Angus goes to movie with Marigold instead and then they stay up watching anime.
1537-1554 Marten, Dora, and Faye, go thrift store shopping. Steve visits Marten. Marten reminds Steve that Cosette never called him. They go to Tai's to get Cosette's phone number. Cosette encounters Steve and Marten on the street before he has a chance to call her. Steve and Cosette go out on their first date and end up back at her room where they're interrupted by a fire alarm and a trip to the ER.
1555-1578 Pintsize and Winslow play with the roomba and it flies out the window. Faye tells Angus about her father's suicide. Hanners injures herself with a baton. Dora asks Marten to move in with her.
1579-1586 Dora decides to move in with Marten and Faye instead.
1587-1591 Moving day. Hanners and Steve help Dora move into Marten and Faye's apartment.
1592-1610 Dora wakes up Faye and snuggles with her. Tai talks to Dora and Marten about her relationship problems. Angus dances with Marigold. Tai comes over to apartment and cuddles with Faye. Marten injures his thumb and Hanners helps him. Tai gets drunk and sleeps over at Hanners.
1611-1632 Tai wakes up at Hanners. Angus and Marigold go to the coffeeshop. Marigold forgets her wallet and the shop and Faye brings it to the apartment. Faye stays for tacos and bourbon. Marigold tells her she's interested in Angus. Faye leaves suddenly. Marigold makes a pass at Angus and is rebuffed.
1633-1662 Hanners consoles Marigold. Steve and Dale stop by the coffeeshop. Hanner's roombas return. Faye delivers her tyrannosaurus sculpture for the coffeeshop. Momo gets Marigold out of bed to go to the coffeeshop. She bumps into Sven enroute and accidentally takes his book. Hanners worries about having a clone.
Continuity glitch: Hanners and Angus refer to Marigold's pass as having been made "last night" (1633 and 1642). But when Momo gets Marigold out of bed she says been there for "two days" (1651).
May be a jump here.
1663-1669 Faye and Angus talk about dating. Hanners and Marten talk about the roomba. Faye and Marten talk about Faye dating Angus. Dora and Marten make love and Dora stay up all night afterwards.
1670-1693 Dora and Hanners stay up and bake. Faye invites Angus over for a party Angus, Hanners, Marigold, Penelope, Tai, and Wil come over for the party. Marigold finds out about Angus and Faye. Hanners visits Marigold. Hanners stays up a second night
1694-1718 Tai wakes up at the apartment. Interrupts Dora and Marten in the shower Marten, Tai, Steve, and Cosette go shopping. Dora hires Cosette and Hanners to work in the coffeeshop.
1719-1749 Cosette and Hanners work their first day. (Hanners said in 1709 they would be training "tomorrow".) Angus kisses Faye and asks her out on a date. Angus and Faye go out to dinner. Faye and Marten talk about her date. Dora catches them and overreacts. Marten goes on a walk and talks to Sven. Faye chews out Dora. Marten and Dora reconcile.
1750-1770 Marten, Dora, and Faye talk. Sven visits the coffee shop for Cosette and Hanners' final training. Sven and Hanners go on a pretend date.
Continuity glitch: Faye is wearing a brown shirt in the morning at her apartment, a white top later at work, and a blue top later in the evening at home.
1771-1772 Marigold runs into Dale. Hanners and Marigold talk about Hanners' date. The Singularity happens (1777).
1773-1793 Angus mentions it's a few days after his date with Faye (1773).
Faye tells Angus about Dora's overreaction. Marten and Tai discuss the possibility of her dating Dora if they broke up. Sven stops by the cafe. Tai stops in and meets Marigold. They go back to Marigold's apartment to read her fanfic.
Marten and Dora have another fight when she reads his porn stash after he asked her not to. They break up.
Faye sees Dora at the cafe after the breakup and refers her to a therapist. Sven picks up some of Dora's belongings at the apartment and she moves in with him temporarily. Hanners visits Marten at the library and later at his apartment. Faye and Angus discuss the break-up. Marten talks to his mother on the phone. Marten gets drunk and makes a pass at Faye.
Marten's mother visits. She sees Marten, Tai, Hanners, Faye, Sven, and Dora.
Marten's mother leaves. Hanners and Marten look for a new coffee shop and find the Secret Bakery. Steve and Cosette visit Marten. Faye visits Angus and spends the night with him. Marigold visits Hanners. Dora dyes her hair black.
Continuity Note: 1844 is in late winter / early spring
Maybe a jump here? Padma recognizes Marten by his usual order in 1865, although he also could have visited the Secret Bakery off-panel for a second time the next day.
Hanners and Dora are on shift at Coffee of Doom. Angus and Faye run into Padma; Faye and Padma evaluate each other's hand-to-hand combat skills. Faye and Angus discuss his prior relationship with Renee and go back to Angus and Marigold's place. Marten and Steve get beers at The Horrible Revelation and bond while the Bros cheer them on. They join Padma, Renee and Elliot at their table. Padma casually flirts with Steve, assuming he is in a relationship with Marten. Marten alienates Padma with his bad attitude.
(Maybe a skip here? Hanners has changed out of her work clothes from 1856, but it's still evening)
Hanners is at Margiold's and eats all of her beef jerky. She has a panic attack after realizing how much salt she ate. Faye calms her down, falls asleep on Marigold's bed, and dreams that they have traded places.
Pintsize tricks out the roomba with a new speaker system. Cosette is upset with Steve for flirting with Padma and gets in her face at the Secret Bakery. Dora has her first day of therapy. Hanners introduces Marigold to Sven at Coffee of Doom. Tai visits the shop to say catch up with Dora, and finds herself feeling crushy afterwards. Hanners comes home to find Faye and Angus making out in her apartment. They go back to Faye's place and have intercourse for the first time. Marten and Pintsize throw them a congratulations party.
Dora is thinking about moving to an apartment in Amherst.
Dora checks out an apartment. Hanners is upset about the social upheaval. Dale gets in Marigold's face over Dungeon Crawl.
Maybe a jump here?
Dora decides on the Amherst apartment.
Maybe a jump here?
UMass is conducting a study on Human/AnthroPC relations.
The next day. Clinton shows up to interview Marten and Pintsize, awkwardly fanboys at Hanners.
|May, Week 1|
|Mon||1933||Tai: "are you doing anything|
this Friday? We're throwing
a big end-of-the-semester
|Wed||1943–1951||"Did you know Dora's|
got a date with some
guy on Friday?"
|Fri||1952–1970||Dora's date with Jim.|
n.b. the real-life Smith
College's finals week
falls in early May.
|May, Week 2|
Maybe a jump here?
Marten misses Coffee of Doom. Clinton is stalking Hanners. Faye and Marten tie him to a chair and read him the riot act. Faye and Sven help Dora move in to her new place. Tai tries to start a topless party with Dora and Faye, but Faye is not having it. Tai discusses her crush on Dora with Faye. Steve and Marten go to Horrible Revelation, where Steve mentions that Cosette plans to move in with him in the summer. Faye and Angus discuss music.
Continuity notes: In 1896, Dora's apartment was going to be ready "by the end of next week", implying a less than seven day gap between that strip and these events.
Pintsize, Momo, Winslow and PT401X hang out.
Faye and Hanners visit the Secret Bakery and discuss a beans-for-pastries trade. They introduce Jim, the owner of the Secret Bakery, to Dora. Hanners and Elliot hang out at the Secret Bakery.
Penelope / Pizza Girl gag strip.
Tai invites Marten to her end-of-semester party.
Jim and Elliott deliver muffins to Coffee of Doom. Marten talks to Steve about Tai making a move on Dora. Raven shows up at Coffee of Doom to ask for her job back. Padma remembers Martens name; they talk about the Drama.
Angus and Faye make it official. Jim asks Dora out. Tai invites Dora to her party, but she can't make it. Raven attempts to send the Espressosaurus 96,763 seconds (~ a day) into the future. Tai and Marten talk about Dora and reaffirm their status as bros.
Friday. Dora and Jim have a date. Jim is creepy and Dora isn't ready for a new relationship. Marigold and Hanners dance at Tai's party. Dora shows up late and runs into Marten on the porch. They decide to be friends. Tai takes a break from DJing to talk to Dora. Marten is "zen-contented."
Espressosaurus reappears (three days late). A gallery owner gives Faye a commission. Marten stops by the coffees shop and talks with Dora. Marten decides to get more serious about the band. Marten, Hanners, and Amir have a practice session.
Continuity note: Raven's last appearance for the summer, although she remains on the Coffee of Doom roster as of 2527
Hanners and Marigold are both suffering from sleep deprivation. Marigold stays at Hanners to avoid playing computer games all night.
Hanners grounds Marigold from video games.
Marigold takes Momo to the robot store to buy her a new chassis.
|May, Week 2|
|Padma: "I'm moving home|
in a couple weeks."
|May, Week 3|
|Padma: "I'm moving home|
in a couple weeks."
|Wed||2038||Angus: "Are you working|
this weekend? I'm going
down to New York"
|Fri||2039–2057||Angus leaves for New York.|
Marten and Padma's
|May, Week 4|
|Mon||2066–2075||Angus returns from New York.|
Padma revises her itinerary
out "a couple weeks".
|Thu||2091||Padma's original departure|
|Marten and Padma make a|
date for the following Friday.
|June, Week 1|
|Marten and Padma make a|
date for the following Friday.
|Mon||2094||Padma's original departure|
|Fri||2094–2095||Padma flakes out on Marten.|
|June, Week 2|
|Thu||2098||Padma hasn’t called back.|
"It’s been like a week!"
Padma's revised departure date,
if pushed back from her original
earliest possible departure date
Momo looks for a new job and Tai hires her for the library. Marten and Momo go to the Secret Bakery and see Padma. Momo meets Sam. Momo and Marten are invited for a hiking trip.
Marten goes hiking with Padma, Elliot, Momo, and Sam. Padma reveals she is moving back to L.A. in "a couple weeks". Elliot and Marten stop at the bar afterwards.
Marten and Steve go to the Secret Bakery. Padma tells them about getting a phone call from Elliot. Padma invites Martern to go out dancing. Marigold runs into Dale.
Angus is going to New York for the weekend. Faye declines his offer to join her.
Angus leaves on his trip. Faye sees him off and they tell each other "I love you." Faye is upset and gets drunk. Faye, Marten, and Hanners go out dancing. They meet Tai and Padma. They go back to the apartment and Padma spends the night with Marten.
Marten walks Padma home. He runs into Elliott, who is bummed. Pint size throws him a party at home.
Marten calls Padma and they make another date. Faye gets a haircut.
Angus is back from New York. Hanners, Momo and Marigold run into Clinton. Marten and Padma's second date. She's thinking about postponing her move for a few weeks.
The next day. Marten shows up at work without pants and walks home, via Coffee of Doom. Marten and Faye talk about Angus and the L word.
2085 Momo reads a book on AI civil rights.
2091 Marten cuddles with Padma.
2092-2093 Cookie time with Hannah, Marigold and Momo. Marten and Padma make a date for Friday.
2094-2095 Friday. Four or five days pass. Padma cancels her date with Marten.
2096-2097 Momo's gets her first paycheck. Angus and Marigold hang out.
2098 Padma hasn't called back. It's been 'like a week'.
Padma calls. She's leaving tomorrow. Marten claims to be too busy to see her out of spite.
|June, Week 2|
|Sat||2100–2103||Padma's actual departure date|
|June, Week 3|
|Mon||2106||Marten asks for time off for a|
space adventure "next week"
Padma's revised departure date,
if pushed back from her original
latest possible departure date
|June, Week 4|
|Mon||2107–2126||space adventure, day 1|
|Tue||2127–2160||space adventure, day 2.|
Marten emails Padma.
|Wed||2161–2169||space adventure, day 3|
|Sat||2188–2195||Padma emails Marten back.|
|July, Week 1|
The next day. Faye and Marten have a talk.
Hanners invites Marten and Marigold to her dad's birthday ("next week"), on short notice.
Marten asks for a few days off "next week".
Liftoff! Space adventure, day 1.
Space adventure, day 2. The birthday party.
Continuity note: Marten and Hannelore change outfits after playing badminton in 2133, but Marigold wears her "Yaoi Zone" shirt throughout the day, to the party and into the next day.
Space adventure, day 3 & earthfall.
Dora has an appointment with her therapist and talks about it with Faye afterwards. Steve visits Marten and Faye visits Angus and Marigold.
Jim drops Sam off at the coffee shop while he goes out on a date. Sam and Faye unexpectedly bond.
Marten finds Hanners and Marigold dressing up Momo and Winslow. Dora visits Sven. Padma sends a response to Marten's email.
Continuity note: Sven hasn't hooked up with anyone "in months".
Marigold's father stops in for a very quick visit. Dora and Faye talk about Sven and cupcakes and then buy some cupcakes to eat.
|July, Week 1|
Emily, Claire, Gabby
|Tue||2234–2255||Tai asks dora out.|
|Dora and Tai’s first date|
|July, Week 2|
|Dora and Tai’s first date|
|Thu||2287–2289||Emily: "You are invited to a|
party! When: This Saturday"
|Sat||2291–2327||The lake party. Claire|
comes out to Marten.
Marten and Momo walk to the library and talk about human-AI relations. (It appears to be the next day because the conversation begins with a reference to cupcakes.) Three new interns, Claire, Emily, and Gabby, begin working the library. Marten takes them to the coffee shop and then trains them on working at the library. Tai and Dora visit Marten and Faye. Tai walks home with Dora and they talk.
Tai and Dora wake up and remember their conversation from the night before. Marten, Momo, and the interns show up at the library but Tai is late so they go to the coffee shop. Marten talks with Dora about Tai and then goes to the library and talks with Tai about Dora. Clinton stops at the coffee shop and reveals he is Claire's brother. Tai goes to the coffee shop to see Dora. They talk, they kiss, and Tai asks Dora out on a date. Emily explores Momo's features. Pintsize relieves his boredom by vandalizing Marten's bathroom with porn.
Dora and Tai go out on their date. (It's not clear how many days have passed since Tai asked Dora out.) Tai visits Marten afterwards to talk about her date with Dora.
Dora and Faye discuss Dora's date "last night". Marten, Claire, and Gabby go to the coffee shop. Claire runs into her brother Clinton. Faye goes over to Angus' apartment for quick sex. Emily asks Momo about AI's.
Emily invites people to a party at her parents' house.
Angus checks out Marigold.
Saturday Night. Emily's house party. Gabby, Marten, Faye, Angus, Marigold, Momo, Hanners, Steve, Cosette, Claire, Clinton, Dora, Tai attending. Tai and Dora are late due to hanging out with nudists. Clinton tells Marigold how he got his robot hand. Claire comes out to Marten. Emily cuts off her hair.
Continuity note: Emily's invitation in 2288 specified the party would take place over Saturday night / Sunday morning
|July, Week 3|
|Tue||2360–2375||Dora and Tai are "taking|
things slow". Marten and
Claire go on a walk. "[Henry
and Maurice's wedding is]
two weeks from now."
|July, Week 4|
|Claire buys a dress|
|Sat||2389–2406||Henry and Maurice’s wedding|
Sunday. Marigold plays SNES all day. Emily's parents show up and make dinner. Hanners wakes up. Marten tells Momo about how he got set up with Pintsize. Emily, Hanners and Marigold drops by Marten's place to pick up Momo. Momo asks for more closet space.
Sam surprises Dora and Faye at work and suggests an anomalocaris-themed espresso machine. Jim grounds her for a week. Marten, Faye and Dora talk about children.
Same day? Jump?
Dale delivers a pizza to Marigold's house. He flirts with her on the way out. She kills him and desecrates his corpse in WoW that night.
Same day? Jump?
Emily plays with Claire's hair. Marten and Claire go on a walk together and talk about music. Dora and Faye leave Hanners in charge of the shop for an hour. Marten and Claire find her in the midst of an anxiety attack and bail her out. Claire learns about the Marten-Dora-Tai triangle and leaps to conclusions. Marten and Claire discuss their parents respective divorces, and Henry Reed's upcoming wedding. Claire rags on Marten for forgetting about the wedding date. Marten calls Henry and finds out that the wedding is in two weeks. He asks Hanners to drive him there.
Continuity note: Marten's outfit has changed from to 2355 to 2361, so this and the previous two entries probably cover at least two days. In 2366, Marten states that it is still summer break, and that he's been working at the library for at least two semesters.
2376–2377 + 2397
Hanners is sick. Claire volunteers to fill in and runs off to buy a dress.
Friday. Claire drives Marten to Vermont. He fills her in on his family and introduces her to Veronica, Henry and Maurice. Claire finds Henry extremely attractive. Veronica and Henry reminisce about their wedding over dinner. Later, Veronica confesses her loneliness. Claire tries to drink scotch, but finds she can't hold her liquor.
Saturday. Claire and Marten dress for the wedding and join Veronica and her friend Jane for brunch. Claire tries scotch again and has better luck with it. Marten sends Tai a photo of himself with Ellen Allien. Marten and Claire collapse in bed, drunk and happy. She falls asleep snuggled up to him.
|July, Week 5|
|Mon||2412–2420||Martin buys an 8-string guitar|
|Fri||2441–2459||Angus contemplates the|
Nightly Show’s call for
practice with Marten’s new
guitar. Claire hangs out at
|Sat||2460–2479||Dale applies for a job|
at Coffee of Doom
|August, Week 1|
|Sun||2480–2489||Dale and Marigold's|
disastrous diner date
|Tue||2491-2504||Dale & May adventures, day 1|
Sunday. Steve eats cereal. Marten and Claire wake up (in separate beds). Marten analyzes the cuddling incident with Faye.
Monday(?) Marten gives Tai a recording of Ellen Allien's wedding set. Dale delivers a free pizza to Marigold, as a peace offering. Marten impulse-buys an 8-string guitar.
Tuesday(?) Emily and Claire run into the fairy girl. Clinton gets in Claire's face about the cuddling incident; she tells him to lay off. Emily quizzes clinton about his robot hand. Gordon orders a coffee from Hanners. Clinton embarrasses Claire in front of Marten; she takes an Ativan to calm down. They talk it over and hug it out.
Dora is bummed out over the death of a favorite musician.
Jump? Same day?
Angus tries to sell Faye on moving to New York. ---
The next day. Angus contemplates the Nightly Show call for auditions. Claire shows up at Coffee of Doom looking for Marten. Marten shows off his new 8-string at band practice. Amir thinks they're ready to book a show. Claire points out to Faye that Angus who wants to move to New York. Claire makes a mean remark and Faye puts the Fear in her. Hannelore mentions their band doesn't have a singer. Claire discusses her disinterest in death metal. Faye and Angus talk about a potential long-distance relationship. Pint-size initiates Claire into the group with the Initiation Paddle.
Continuity note: Hanners changes shirts from 2443 to 2446
The next day. Marten and Faye talk about the New York situation. Faye works on her welding with Sam. Emily and Momo talk about AI religion. Jim picks Sam up from Coffee of Doom and catches Tai PDAing with Dora. Dale asks Dora for a job at Coffee of Doom. Marigold gives him a flirtatious shove as they cross paths.
Tai tells Marten about the awkward situation with Jim. Claire and Tai contemplate setting Jim up with Veronica, and Marten up with Emily. Momo and Marigold run into Dale, and get an awkward dinner together at a diner.
Emily and Marten talk about beetles.
Jump? Same day?
Dale wakes up with May in his AR glasses. She follows him around to his odd jobs delivering pizza, staffing a convenience store, bagging groceries and washing dishes, peppering him with rude commentary. Later, she confesses that she's in Jail for grand larceny and doing community service as an AI companion as part of an early release deal.
|August, Week 1|
|Wed||2505–2514||Dale & May adventures, day 2|
|Thu||2515–2542||Faye's promotion. Claire|
gets her ears pierced.
|Fri||2543–2554||Dale's first day at|
Coffee of Doom
|August, Week 2|
|Sun||2555–2565||Dale and Marigold's|
weekend anime date
|Wed||2574–2600||Tai submits her dissertation|
Dale introduces May to Faye. Momo orders a pizza in an attempt to set Dale up with Marigold. Momo and May encourage them to talk it out. They plans to have an anime date on the weekend. Dale and May stargaze together. May leaves the next morning.
Dora promotes Faye to Assistant Manager, to the consternation of Penelope and Cosette. Emily pesters Claire with trivia. Faye suggests hiring Dale to reduce Dora's 80-hour-a-week workload. Dale bombastically quits his job at the pizza place. Claire asks Marten to go with her to get her ears pierced. Emily gets her ears pierced elsewhere, simultaneously. Claire's is irritated at being copied or shown up, but Emily confesses her straightforward admiration for Claire's style.
Continuity Note: Raven is still on the roster in 2527, but hasn't been seen on panel since the earliest part of the summer, in 1979, nor is she mentioned alongside the other employees 2477 or 2529. Claire and Emily's outfits change between 2526 and subsequent strips, but Marten and Faye's do not.
The next day. Faye trains Dale in the way of coffee; Hanners co-works with him, Tai climbs him. Everyone has someone to snuggle with but Marten.
Jump. In 2545, Marigold confirms that she and Dale are on for an anime date "this weekend". If there were not a gap between that day and the next, she would have said "tomorrow".
Saturday or Sunday. Dale continues his training. Dale and Marigold's anime date.
The next day. Claire comes out to Emily.
Dora meets one of Tai's exes. Tai authors a dissertation. Dale and Marigold kiss. Marigold alienates Momo by guilting her over the loan toward her new chassis.
|August, Week 2|
|Thu||2601–2613||Marigold asks Dale out|
|Marten hooks up with Delilah|
|August, Week 3|
|Dale and Marigold get frisky|
|Mon||2652–2667||Claire is NOT JUDGING Marten.|
Marten gets hammered.
|Wed||2690–2717||Veronica’s date with Jim|
Dale asks Angus for advice about asking Marigold out. Momo and Margiold make up; she convinces her to find Dale at Coffee of Doom and ask him out. Dora and Faye tease Marten about being single; Tai offers to wing-lady for him at a party that weekend and advises him that "if you think a girl is into you, you're probably right".
Jump. In 2613 Tai invites Marten to a party "this weekend", not "tomorrow".
2614-2627 / 2632-2636
Saturday. Tai introduces Marten to Delilah at the party. They hook up. Marigold overmedicates herself on antihistamines in anticipation of her date with Dale.
2628-2631 / 2637-2651
Sunday. Delilah kicks Marten out of bed to go to work. They don't remember each other's names. He goes over to Steve's to decompress. Dale surprises Marigold with breakfast pancakes; they hook up. Marten talks to Faye and Pintsize and concludes that one-night stands don't work for him.
Continuity Note: Faye didn't see Marten in the morning of 2640, so it must be the same day as 2628-2631, meaning 2632 opens with a flashback to the previous day before catching up with Marten's plot in 2637.
Monday. Marten tells Claire about his disappointing hookup. She's angry/jealous. Angus, Steve and Jimbo take him out for beers at the Horrible Revelation. Angus asks Marten's advice about his audition in the city the next day. Marigold bequeathes Hanners a USB disk of her sexy man-pictures.
Continuity Note: Marten says he had a "weird weekend" in 2653, meaning the previous two days took place over Saturday and Sunday.
Tuesday. Marten is hammered. Angus walks him home in the wee hours. Marten encourages Faye to stay together with Angus if he gets the New York job. Marten searches for meaning in his life while he falls asleep. Angus leaves on a day trip for New York. Faye is depressed at work. Veronica surprises her and Marten at home; she has a date planned with Jim the next day.
Wednesday. Veronica and Jim have a date at the Secret Bakery. They hit it off. He introduces her to Sam, who Faye and Dora are babysitting at Coffee of Doom. Veronica decides to move to Northampton. May surprises Dale and Marigold at home.
|August, Week 3|
|Thu||2718–2737||Marten "saves" Emily from|
a snake. She gives him
a thank-you kiss.
|Fri||2738–2771||Angus gets a callback.|
Sven tells Faye he’s in
love with her.
|Sat||2772–2780||Dora resolves to cut Sven|
out of her life
|August, Week 4|
|Sun(?)||2781–2801||Angus leaves for New York.|
Claire flirts with Marten.
Thursday (May is still over, in her prison outfit). Veronica signs a lease for an apartment in Northampton. Dale finds May a night shift job at the convenience store where he used to work. Sam, Emily and Marten go go for a walk in the woods. Emily gives Marten a thank-you kiss on the cheek for "saving" her from a snake. Tai advises him that dating an intern is probably not unethical.
Friday (Everyone has changed outfits except for Marten, who is still in the "Godspeed You Black Emperor Shirt" he changed into halfway through the previous day). Angus gets a callback for a TV show in New York. Sven confesses his love for Faye. May has her first day at work, and fangirls Hanners at Coffee of Doom. Hanners tells Margiold she's been neglecting their friendship. Marten angsts at Pintsize and Faye about Emily; Faye angsts at Marten about Sven. Cosette tells Dora about Sven's pass at Faye.
Continuity Note: Angus expected to hear back from his audition in two weeks (2686), but he gets called back for a second audition only three days later (2739).
Saturday (Marten and Faye are hung over from crisis wine). Hanners and Marigold gossip about her sex life. Dora resolves to disown Sven, but not to tell Faye or Tai.
Jump? If so, subsequent strips are almost certainly during the Fall academic semester.
Angus leaves for New York. Claire flirts with Marten at work. Marten thinks out loud with Tai about what he really wants to be doing with his career. Marten, Claire, Hanners, Steve, Dora and Tai take Faye out for drinks to distract her from Angus. Faye ribs Claire about her crush on Marten. The three of them go back to Marten and Faye's place. Marten is openly affectionate with Claire. She's interested, but excuses herself when she realizes that he's drunk.
Continuity Note: Tai states that she graduated from Smif college "a year ago" when Marten asks what happens to him when she graduates in 2787.
|August, Week 4|
|Mon(?)||–||Marten asks Claire out.|
Faye and Angus break up.
|Tue(?)||–||Marigold thinks about a new housemate.|
Marten and Claire make a dinner date.
- . May borrows Momo's shower after an incident at work. Marten tells Claire that he wants to give a relationship a shot. They kiss. Angus tells Faye he got the part.
-2848. Marten tells Tai (who tells a lot of others) and Faye. Faye considers what to do about Angus moving away. Marten and Claire run into Veronica.
2849-2874. Next day. Claire tells Clinton she and Marten are dating. Claire and Marten introduce Clinton to Emily. Faye wants to drink at work and starts drinking that evening. Marigold has a strange dream.
2875-. Next day. Faye drinks on the job, and Dora fires her. Claire invites Marten to watch a movie with her, but he calls her to tell her he can't make it when he comes home to find Faye passed out in a pool of vomit.
2882. Faye at the hospital, passing in and out of consciousness.
2883-2893. Possibly the next day (not enough time for Marten to have cleaned up the vomit). Dora shows up and leaves a message for Faye with Hannelore. Marten and Hannelore take Faye home. Faye pulls out one bottle of alcohol she didn't tell Marten about, but manages to pour it down the drain. Claire comes over, and she and Marten are sexually intimate.
2894-2911. Next day. Marten and Claire discuss their relationship. Faye hangs out with Hannelore, who teaches her to knit and helps her look for jobs. Faye sees an ad for a young adults' substance abuse support group. Tai and Dora have a fight. Hannelore hangs out with Marigold.
2912-2942. Next day. Tai tells Marten about her fight with Dora. Tai and Dora make up. Faye picks up her stuff from the shop. Hannelore accompanies Faye to the support group. Marten and Claire come home to find that Faye has superglued a metal phallus to Pintsize's head. Clinton tells Claire and Marten about his date with Emily.
2943 same day?