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2004 is the year in which Chris turned 22 years old. This year saw the appearance of the first Sonichu's News Dash and its dissemination in Piedmont Virginia Community College, starting his mythical feud with the college dean Mary Lee Walsh, eventually resulting in him getting suspended. He met Megan Schroeder in August, and at the end of this year started drawing Sonichu #0.
Events of 2004
- January 1 - Chris writes an entry in his diary, stating his New Year's resolution to get a girlfriend, and his intent to make another attempt at PVCC.
- January 3 - Chris draws Sonichu (Jan 3), a classic Sonichu strip. This is probably the first time Chris started writing about his creation in comic-strip form.
- January 6 - Chris reports in his diary he went to see his optometrist, who is also his half-brother, David. He finds out he needs new lenses, and that David has an eight-year-old daughter.
- January 16 - Chris sends an email to a man named John Crowll. Attached to the email is a flyer Chris made to advertise the The GAMe PLACe's Pokémon League.
- January 18 - Chris writes the poem "Hard Love Quest".
- January 31 - Chris writes in his diary, expressing optimism that his new idea, the Sonichu's News Dash, will attract girls.
- January 31 - Sonichu's News Dash #1 comes out. He provides a link to the newsletter on CWC's Sonichu Site!.
- February - Sonichu's News Dash #2 comes out.
- February 1 - Chris tells Mary Lee Walsh in an email that he will not hang signs in school ever again if she lets him distribute the News Dash.
- February 2 - Chris creates the Magi-Chan Sonichu card and the Christian Chandler card.
- February 3 - Mary Lee Walsh responds to Chris's email and denies Chris's request, and requires that they meet on 9 February.
- February 9 - Chris meets with Mary Lee Walsh and Susan Hannifan to discuss his behavior. According to the Mailbag, Walsh says that he will never get a girlfriend, that his methods are flawed and stupid and that he is stupid. Chris then throws a temper tantrum. According to Chris in his diary, Walsh bans him from distributing the Sonichu's News Dash on campus. Chris declares war on Mary Lee Walsh, and hopes to incite the "masses" to support him. He updates his Sonichu site.
- February 19 - Chris starts making his "The Sonichu Chronicles" PowerPoint.
- February 24 - Chris's 22nd birthday. He gets snowed in. Chris is photographed on this date wearing his Sonichu medallion. He updates CWC's Pokésite 2.
- March 2 - In his diary, Chris reports that Mary Lee Walsh tried to influence the Chandler family to take him out of PVCC. Chris's parents get angry.
- March - Sonichu's News Dash #3 comes out. The possibility of Sonichu powering up to Ultra Sonichu is announced.
- March 18 - Chris draws Sonichu (18 Mar), a classic Sonichu strip.
- April 8 - Chris creates a Nintendo Power cover of himself and Sonichu.
- April 29 - An article about Sonichu is featured in the PVCC newsletter, The Forum. Chris writes in his diary that he is pleased but still yearns for a girlfriend.
- April - Sonichu's News Dash #4 comes out.
- May 4 - Chris's Animal Crossing Documentary is featured in Nintendo Power.
- May 8 - Mother's Day. Chris presents Barb with a Sonichu Mother-Day's Special, a classic Sonichu strip.
- May 29 - Chris attends the Anime Mid-Atlantic convention, where he meets voice actress Monica Rial.
- June 7 - Chris records a documentary for the celebration of his parents' 24th anniversary.
- June 13 - Chris draws Sonichu (25 years later), a classic Sonichu strip.
- July 17 - Chris begins to use the Charlottesville Fashion Square Mall as an Attraction Location, using his sign.
- August - Chris enters his short-lived fifth year at PVCC.
- August 1 - Chris writes in his diary that he has developed a new idea to attract women, involving a red string.
- August 5 - Chris says in his diary that a Jerkop destroyed the red string of fate.
- August 8 - Chris creates his "Girlfriend Attraction" Yu-Gi-Oh! card.
- August 9 - Chris makes his "Curse-Ye-Ha-Me-Ha" Yu-Gi-Oh! card.
- August 11 - Chris designs his "Rosechu", "Black Sonichu", "Metonic", Metonic's Sword", "CWC's Evil Glare" and "Ultra Sonichu" Yu-Gi-Oh! cards.
- August 14 or 21 - Chris meets Megan Schroeder for the first time, at his first Yu-Gi-Oh! tournament.
- August 17 - Chris creates the following Yu-Gi-Oh! cards: Chris-Chan Sonichu, Vamprosa, Wild Sonichu, Bubbles Rosechu, Angelica Rosechu, Punchy Sonichu, Magi-Chan Sonichu, Wes-Li Sonichu, Saramah Rosechu, Lonesome Self, Apology Letter, City of CWCville and Shattered Heart.
- August 18 - Chris creates the Virgin With Rage and S-Chu Ball Yu-Gi-Oh! cards.
- August 19 - Chris depicts his imaginary twin sister, Crystal Weston Chandler, for the first time on a Yu-Gi-Oh! card. He also creates the "Jerk", "Jerk's Loitering Lot", "Sonichu Zord", "Girlfriend?", "Hslaw Eel Yram", "Hooked on Sonichu", "Wisdom Teeth", "Girlfriend's Gift", "Metal Boots", "Vamprosa's Cape", "Level Battle", "Light Knife", "Random Trick" and "Mind Swap" cards.
- August 20 - Chris makes his "Plan for Attraction" Yu-Gi-Oh! card.
- September 4 - This date marks the 8th week Chris has spent trying to attract women at Charlottesville Fashion Square. Chris states in his diary that he "realized" holding a sign asking women to date him is akin to "selling himself like a new car".
- September 4 - Bob turns 77.
- September 5 - Chris creates his "Jerkop", "Metal Sonichu", "Silver Blachu", "Flame the Sunbird", "Bionic the Hedgehog", "Sonichu Medallion", "Fireshock Pendant", "Lightning Bracelets", "Trap of Fear" and "7 Chaos Emeralds" Yu-Gi-Oh! cards.
- September 6 - Chris writes a diary entry about his attempt to reason with a security guard at the mall. He shouted "NO!" at the guard, and believed he had intimidated the man.
- September 11 - Chris reports in his diary that he was arrested at the mall. He does not have to go to jail, but he is forbidden to return to Charlottesville Fashion Square without one of his parents.
- September 16 - Chris is suspended from PVCC for one year by "the Board". He is required to see a psychiatrist. In his diary, he blames Mary Lee Walsh. He claims Bob is planning to write to George W. Bush and Laura Bush demanding action.
- September 26 - Chris writes in his diary that he is lonely and depressed due to being denied access to the mall and PVCC. He decides to ask Santa Claus for a girlfriend.
- October 1 - Barb turns 63.
- October - Chris chooses the University of Virginia campus as a new Attraction Location (but without the sign).
- October 18 - Chris writes the first draft for Story of My Current Days.
- October - Sonichu's News Dash #5 comes out.
- early November - Chris is allowed back into Fashion Square Mall.
- November 5 - Chris receives a psychiatric evaluation from a psychiatrist at the University of Virginia. It recommends further treatment; Chris and his family ignore it.
- November 24 - Chris starts drawing his first full-sized comic.
- December - Chris gives up on the University of Virginia as an Attraction Location (for the time being).
- December - Sonichu's News Dash #6 comes out. Chris states that he expects a Christmas-apology from Mary Lee Walsh.
- December 2 - Chris makes the Angelica Rosechu card.
- December 4 - Chris writes the song "I Want a Girlfriend for Christmas".
- December 5 - Chris draws Sonichu (05 Dec), a classic Sonichu strip.
- December 20 - Chris records himself performing "So Need a Cute Girl" and "All I Want For Christmas Is a Pretty Girlfriend".
- December 25 - It is Christmas, and Santa doesn't bring Chris a girlfriend. He states that he is depressed. He records himself opening presents with his family, showing off his presents, and walking through his house. He also records the video ChrisAfterChristmas2004.