I’ve been wondering something lately: Is there a possible way to put the stories featured on this blog into a chronological order? If so, what would it be?
First off, all of my stories featuring Suzi and/or The Kayotics can be put into a chronological order, though Suzi’s Christmas Carol (or SCC) complicates things a little thanks to the ghostly time travel thing. It’s also a fact that SSD takes place after any and all Top of the Slops (TOTS) stories. So right now, we’ve got this:
SCC: Past -> TOTS Prologue -> TOTS 1 -> Secrets -> TOTS 2 -> Becky’s Game -> SSD Prologue -> SSD 1 -> SSD 2 -> Suzi’s Interview -> SSD 3 -> SSD 4 -> SSD 5 -> SSD 6 -> SSD 7 -> SCC’s bed scenes -> SCC: Present -> SSD Christmas (unfinished)
SCC: Future takes place in a timeline that Suzi averts the creation of by allowing SSD Christmas to go ahead.
Since I wrote all those, I can assure you that is the official order.
But then, there’s references to and appearances from my characters in other stories. The Kayotics got a shout-out in Summer School II, while Suzi showed up in The Ramp. Let’s look at the former.
Summer School takes place in… well, the summers of two consecutive years. SSD 7 is the Hallowe’en special and, if it doesn’t take place on Hallowe’en itself, takes place near it. Prior to this, there’s no way the public would have any reason to associate The Kayotics with gunge. This means one of two things:
1) Summer School II is before SSD 7. The person who put The Kayotics on is a legit fan of theirs before the WAM thing gets factored in, or…
2) Summer School II is after SSD 7.
Personally I think the latter is more likely. And since it takes place in the summertime, it’s also after the Christmas stories.
Summer School I is one year before, so it’s a case of counting the weeks backwards and finding where it takes place relative to the other SSDs. There’s a 1-week gap between 1-2, 2-3, 3-4, 5-6 and 6-7, with a gap of three weeks between 4 and 5. Summer School would need to be approximately 8 weeks before SSD 7. This would put it roughly at the same time as SSD 1. Since it takes place over several weeks, I’ll put it around SSD 1, which gives us the following.
SCC: Past -> TOTS Prologue -> TOTS 1 -> Secrets -> TOTS 2 -> Becky’s Game -> SSD Prologue -> Start of Summer School I -> SSD 1 -> End of Summer School 1 -> SSD 2 -> Suzi’s Interview -> SSD 3 -> SSD 4 -> SSD 5 -> SSD 6 -> SSD 7 -> SCC’s bed scenes -> SCC: Present -> SSD Christmas (unfinished) -> Summer School II (unfinished)
Now for The Hayley Williams/Sierra Kusterbeck/Taylor Swift Ramp thing. It would need to be after the start of SSD, but at no particular part. Obviously the rest can take place at any point after SCC: Past. Then there’s the rest of the Emma and Kelly stories to work in.
This is assuming that all stories take place in the same “universe”. Then you’ve got the other series to work in. This is also assuming we can make a coherent timeline.
(Also, this would make Alex Hendry a time traveller.)