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Re: Calvin and Hobbes

Postby Oort » Sat Nov 10, 2007 11:10 pm UTC

Possibly my favorite comic ever, up there with The Far Side. Better than most webcomics, certainly. I'm also struck by how good his art is )especially the dinosaurs), even though his characters all have three fingers.

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Re: Calvin and Hobbes

Postby Nyarlathotep » Sun Nov 11, 2007 3:30 am UTC

Oort wrote:Possibly my favorite comic ever, up there with The Far Side. Better than most webcomics, certainly. I'm also struck by how good his art is )especially the dinosaurs), even though his characters all have three fingers.


I've found a lot of comic book artists to be like this. They'll draw cartoony figures and then just whip out something godly amazing and you go "WAAAAAAAAAHT."

... it's mostly 'cause the godly amazing stuff is a pain in the arse. we like it when we can just do random shite for fun.
'Gehȳrst þū, sǣlida, hwæt þis folc segeð?
hī willað ēow tō gafole gāras syllan,
ǣttrynne ord and ealde swurd,
þā heregeatu þe ēow æt hilde ne dēah.

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Re: Calvin and Hobbes

Postby EvanED » Wed Nov 14, 2007 7:57 am UTC

Mighty Jalapeno wrote:"Anthropomorphize", you mean. It sounds like a superhero!

In 7th grade, we had weekly spelling lists in English class. The spelling lists were student-selected: a couple people from each class would pick a word to be on the list.

When my turn came up, my word was "anthropomorphize". I got the word from a Calvin and Hobbes strip which I read, and didn't understand because I didn't know what it meant. (In the strip Calvin's mom is chopping up onions and crying. Calvin asks why she is crying, and mom tells him it's from the onions. In the last panel, Calvin walks away and says "It must be hard to cook if you anthropomorophize your vegetables.")

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Re: Calvin and Hobbes

Postby PatrickRsGhost » Wed Nov 14, 2007 12:37 pm UTC

Nyarlathotep wrote:
Oort wrote:Possibly my favorite comic ever, up there with The Far Side. Better than most webcomics, certainly. I'm also struck by how good his art is )especially the dinosaurs), even though his characters all have three fingers.


I've found a lot of comic book artists to be like this. They'll draw cartoony figures and then just whip out something godly amazing and you go "WAAAAAAAAAHT."

... it's mostly 'cause the godly amazing stuff is a pain in the arse. we like it when we can just do random shite for fun.


I always liked the strips where they were walking in the woods. Wherever the hell they are is where I want to be. I'd stay lost in those woods for quite a while.
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Re: Calvin and Hobbes

Postby Nyarlathotep » Wed Nov 14, 2007 3:42 pm UTC

PatrickRsGhost wrote:
Nyarlathotep wrote:
Oort wrote:Possibly my favorite comic ever, up there with The Far Side. Better than most webcomics, certainly. I'm also struck by how good his art is )especially the dinosaurs), even though his characters all have three fingers.


I've found a lot of comic book artists to be like this. They'll draw cartoony figures and then just whip out something godly amazing and you go "WAAAAAAAAAHT."

... it's mostly 'cause the godly amazing stuff is a pain in the arse. we like it when we can just do random shite for fun.


I always liked the strips where they were walking in the woods. Wherever the hell they are is where I want to be. I'd stay lost in those woods for quite a while.


I've got woods kinda like that near my house, c'ept that they've been so thinned out now that there's only a tiny strip of 'em and then you're back to Suburban Hell again.

Still, its' better than nothing, and when I was Calvin's age it seemed HUGE.
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Re: Calvin and Hobbes

Postby Mighty Jalapeno » Wed Nov 14, 2007 3:45 pm UTC

When I was a kid, up until about age 7, the woods behind my house continued until.... well, the American border. Seriously, about 30km uninterrupted, with a creek and everything. It was JUST LIKE THE COMIC.

Oh, yeah, and I was allergic to all of it and couldn't go in for more than half an hour without heavy medication. The magic of childhood.

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Postby PatrickRsGhost » Wed Nov 14, 2007 4:50 pm UTC

Actually the closest I came to woods like that were the woods that made up about 90% of the 170-some acres that was the old family farm about 60 miles southeast of Atlanta. Unfortunately I was never allowed to explore said woods when I was a lot younger (around Calvin's age) by myself. My great-grandparents owned the land at the time, and my great-granddad would only take me to certain areas. He had a trail cleared near where he always had his garden. It wasn't until when my parents and I moved there in the Summer of 1998 that I began to explore them. Almost daily. Mainly when I had time off from work to do so, whether it was days I was scheduled off (when I worked in retail) or Sundays (when I worked in warehouse). They weren't exactly as magestic as Calvin's woods, but they were damn well close. Unfortunately, they began thinning out a bit when my parents sold some of the timber off. One area pretty much became no more.
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Re: Calvin and Hobbes

Postby LE4dGOLEM » Wed Nov 14, 2007 7:15 pm UTC

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Let me clarifiy:

When I am not on my meds, nothing gets done. Ever. At all. I do exactly the minimum amount of work for me to survive and continue receiving internet access. Work. Does. Not. Get. Done. be it creative / for myself or otherwise.


So what? I do that as well. Only replace minimum amount to survive with minimum amount to pass my classes. Actually for the first couple of months of the school year I was not even doing that. I barely do any homework or pay attention in class and never study. I only pass because I am actually intelligent. Nothing wrong with that.



No.

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Re: Calvin and Hobbes

Postby pKp » Wed Nov 14, 2007 8:22 pm UTC

That goddamn ripoff depressive comic actually made me cry a bit.
I must be too tired.
Also, thanks to Phi, I know what I am going to do that night. And it's not sleeping.

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Re: Calvin and Hobbes

Postby 1337geek » Sun Nov 18, 2007 9:03 pm UTC

Calvin & Hobbes is THE best comic of all time. I remember when it ended; I was so sad. The only comics of the present that are of similar caliber are Dilbert, xkcd, and FoxTrot. FoxTrot actually takes much inspiration from C&H, and on a couple occasions has even acknowledged it by doing a strip with Calvin in it (can't find an image, though).

My two favorite Calvin & Hobbes strips:
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Re: Calvin and Hobbes

Postby Cytoplasm » Mon Nov 26, 2007 2:05 am UTC

Belial wrote:Every time I see that strip, it just depresses me to death.


I agree..wow...I'm hoping it's just a joke..right?
edit: I do a good job at reading. It was done by a fan..that really did scare me for a minuet.
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Postby Mighty Jalapeno » Mon Nov 26, 2007 4:49 am UTC

Cytoplasm wrote:edit: I do a good job at reading. It was done by a fan..that really did scare me for a minuet.

It scared me for a sonata.

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Re: Calvin and Hobbes

Postby Maseiken » Mon Nov 26, 2007 8:03 am UTC

I had a full Waltz going on.
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Re: Calvin and Hobbes

Postby Delbin » Mon Nov 26, 2007 3:11 pm UTC

I apologize profusely in advance http://youtube.com/watch?v=FwCETcpwxAA .

It was mentioned in passing earlier, but this likely my favorite comic of all time:
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I'm always amazed at just how relavant it stays even as I get old. My little paperback book has a strip about relativity for god's sake.

Edit: If you're okay with using bittorrent, I found one with the C&H collection. The gifs are a bit small for my screen, but they're easily readable if you zoom in once.

http://avatarfusion.net/delbin/Calvin%2 ... ip.torrent


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Re: Calvin and Hobbes

Postby william » Mon Nov 26, 2007 7:12 pm UTC

Am I the only one who thinks that Calvin and Hobbes is the most overrated comic ever?
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Postby Mighty Jalapeno » Mon Nov 26, 2007 7:18 pm UTC

william wrote:Am I the only one who thinks that Calvin and Hobbes is the most overrated comic ever?

Pretty much.

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Re: Calvin and Hobbes

Postby Bakemaster » Mon Nov 26, 2007 8:44 pm UTC

william wrote:Am I the only one who thinks that Calvin and Hobbes is the most overrated comic ever?

Note to self: Assassinate everyone in the Cary, NC phone book whose first or last name is "William".
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Re: Calvin and Hobbes

Postby PatrickRsGhost » Mon Nov 26, 2007 9:15 pm UTC

william wrote:Am I the only one who thinks that Calvin and Hobbes is the most overrated comic ever?


Do me a big favor, won't you? Stand right *here* on this "X". No, not there. Right *here*. Just to make sure you stay there...

*sounds of large railroad spikes being driven through william's feet*
*ignoring sounds of william's screams*

Oh, don't be such a baby.

*walking up to front door step*

I'M HOME!!!!!!!!!!

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Re: Calvin and Hobbes

Postby william » Mon Nov 26, 2007 9:52 pm UTC

Aha, so it really is a cult.

I hadn't even given my actual opinions on the work itself, only people's perspective on it(which has been nothing but confirmed by the death threats, even if they are jokes) and I get jumped on for daring to give a contrary opinion.

I think that it's not very funny and that Bill Watterson wouldn't know what childhood was actually like if it bit his penis. That one strip put up there had some nice political commentary but nothing I hadn't seen before (both chronologically with respect to creation and chronologically with respect to when I saw it) and nothing particularly special, but because he does it in a way that reminds people of the horribly distorted memories of their childhood they eat it up.
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Re: Calvin and Hobbes

Postby william » Mon Nov 26, 2007 10:08 pm UTC

Mighty Jalapeno wrote:Yup.... just like pizza.

I've never seen people who dislike pizza immediately told that they should die.
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Re: Calvin and Hobbes

Postby Mighty Jalapeno » Mon Nov 26, 2007 10:17 pm UTC

william wrote:
Mighty Jalapeno wrote:Yup.... just like pizza.

I've never seen people who dislike pizza immediately told that they should die.

You don't have the right friends. REAL friends would kill you for that sort of mistake.

Besides, you didn't say dislike... you said "most overrated comic ever".

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Re: Calvin and Hobbes

Postby EvanED » Mon Nov 26, 2007 10:21 pm UTC

william wrote:
Mighty Jalapeno wrote:Yup.... just like pizza.

I've never seen people who dislike pizza immediately told that they should die.

You obviously have never seen anyone tell me they dislike pizza. ;-)

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Re: Calvin and Hobbes

Postby Malice » Tue Nov 27, 2007 2:46 am UTC

william wrote:Aha, so it really is a cult.

I hadn't even given my actual opinions on the work itself, only people's perspective on it(which has been nothing but confirmed by the death threats, even if they are jokes) and I get jumped on for daring to give a contrary opinion.

I think that it's not very funny and that Bill Watterson wouldn't know what childhood was actually like if it bit his penis. That one strip put up there had some nice political commentary but nothing I hadn't seen before (both chronologically with respect to creation and chronologically with respect to when I saw it) and nothing particularly special, but because he does it in a way that reminds people of the horribly distorted memories of their childhood they eat it up.


Calvin and Hobbes is overrated, I think, but not the most overrated comic ever (I'll give that award to Peanuts). As comics go, it's pretty good. As newspaper comics go, however, it's one of the best, especially for its time. To be honest, I can't compare it to golden age comics because I haven't read enough of them; but one of the things that made C+H good was that it tried to bring some of the golden age ideas back.

Calvin and Hobbes did at least three different things. It presented a purposefully idealized view of childhood; it aimed for artistic expression (especially later on in the Sundays, but also in terms of Calvin's flights of fancy, and the frequent action in the strip, which did pretty well in avoiding becoming the same boring talking heads crap that suffuses the rest of the funny pages); and it presented ideas about life and art with humor, irony, and cynicism.
(In fact, the blend of cynical ideas with idealistic childhood is one of the things that make the strip really stand out.)

Does Calvin and Hobbes stand up against the best in comics, graphic novels, and webcomics? Not really. Few of Watterson's ideas will match the complex notions presented in "Watchmen"; and not much of his art will stand up to today's infinite canvas techniques, or the freeform beauty of, say, "A Lesson is Learned but the Damage is Irreversible".

But it beats Family fucking Circus any day of the week.
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Re: Calvin and Hobbes

Postby Mighty Jalapeno » Tue Nov 27, 2007 4:46 am UTC

Malice wrote:Does Calvin and Hobbes stand up against the best in comics, graphic novels, and webcomics? Not really. Few of Watterson's ideas will match the complex notions presented in "Watchmen"; and not much of his art will stand up to today's infinite canvas techniques, or the freeform beauty of, say, "A Lesson is Learned but the Damage is Irreversible".

Well, Thoreau says "Simplify, Simplify". Do the arts or concepts involved need to be complex in order for a comic to rank among the best?

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Re: Calvin and Hobbes

Postby EvanED » Tue Nov 27, 2007 4:53 am UTC

It also depends on what you're looking for. I don't read many web comics, but if you're looking for funny, I have found no comic better than C&H. Others reach the same peaks as C&H did, but C&H had consistency going for it as well. I can say the same about almost no other comic; for other good comics, the highs are very high, but the lows are low. For C&H, the highs are very high, but the lows are still not bad.

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Re: Calvin and Hobbes

Postby PatrickRsGhost » Tue Nov 27, 2007 1:04 pm UTC

One of the best ways to make light of any situation, or to make it better, is to exaggerate. Watterson did that in Calvin and Hobbes.

I think why some people consider the comic to be overrated is because it seems to touch on a common subject most people are familiar with. A child has an imaginary friend. Almost every child past and present had or has one. A child has a stuffed toy he takes everywhere with him. Again, it's been done in several other comic strips, cartoons, and even in real life. A child has a wild imagination. There are some TV shows that encourage children to use their imaginations, mainly Barney. A child has a babysitter he or she doesn't really like. Again, it's been done hundreds of times. It's still done today. The most recent example would have to be The Fairly Oddparents with Timmy and Vicky. I think Butch Hartman and the other producers of FOP had to have taken inspiration from C&H as far as the conflict between Timmy vs. Vicky in relation to Calvin vs. Rosalyn, although Timmy vs. Vicky makes Calvin vs. Rosalyn seem sterile. A child pretends to be other people (in our case, Stupendous Man, Spaceman Spiff, and Tracer Bullet). Again, it's been done. Children like to make up their own games, or put their own twists on a popular or well-known game like Hide-N-Seek. That's been done a lot too, sometimes in real life.

There is a fine line drawn between what is real, and what is imaginary or fantasy. In childhood, that line is often blurred almost into nonexistance. A child around Calvin's age doesn't have a firm grasp on what is real, and what isn't. A child Calvin's age still believes in mythical or imaginary beings like Santa Claus, the Tooth Fairy, the Easter Bunny, and the Boogie Man/Monsters Under The Bed. A child his age would believe in magical, imaginary creatures like unicorns, fairies, elves, wizards, dwarfs, leprechauns, etc. A child Calvin's age will don a cape and pretend he is a favorite comic book superhero like Superman or Batman. A child will give his or her stuffed animals names, and talk to them, expecting them to talk back.

Bill Watterson took the childhood imagination and childhood world to the next level with Calvin and Hobbes. In most cases, a child wouldn't apply his imagination to the real world, but in Calvin's case, he does. He applies "escapism" in order to instensify or exaggerate a situation, often making it more humorous, or making it humorous when otherwise it wouldn't be. For example, when Calvin received a bad grade on a test paper or homework assignment, he protests. We then see Calvin as Spaceman Spiff aiming his ray gun blaster at an alien, supposedly representing Miss Wormwood, with the alien shouting something back at him unintelligible. More than likely it's something rather rude. We then cut back to Calvin yelling "What?!" as if he didn't understand what she said in relation to his bad grade.

In a sense, Watterson not only blurred the line between fantasy and reality, he damn well erased it. When we see Calvin and Hobbes alone, Hobbes is just as real to Calvin as a real person is to us. The only time Hobbes is seen in his "true" form, that is as a stuffed toy, is whenever Calvin's parents interact with Calvin, and Hobbes is present, such as sitting in front of the fireplace after coming in from the cold, being tucked into bed, or riding in the car. Whenever Hobbes appeared real to Calvin, and other characters were present, the other character happened to be looking away at the precise moment, or else walking away. Three examples I can give are as follows: First, when Calvin lost Hobbes to a dog, and Susie finds him lying on the ground. Hobbes appeared to Susie as just another stuffed toy. She didn't know he had belonged to Calvin yet. When he goes to her house, and tells her to help him look for Hobbes, Calvin sees Hobbes appear "live" just as Susie turns her head to look at Calvin. In another case, Calvin took Hobbes to school with him to eat the bully, Moe. Moe thinks he's being set up to take Hobbes, so he tells Calvin he doesn't want his "stupid teddy bear." Calvin is so happy, and we see Hobbes, back in "live" form, yelling at Moe, daring him to call him a "bear" again. Finally, when Calvin and Hobbes want to set up a clubhouse in the garage for G.R.O.S.S. they go chasing after the car after pushing down the driveway. Calvin's mom is seen in the living room, reading the paper and drinking coffee or tea. She comments that she hasn't seen or heard from Calvin for 15 minutes or so. As she continues to drink her coffee or tea, and read the paper, we see out the window behind her that Calvin and Hobbes are chasing after the car. She then looks up and comments that he's probably getting into trouble.

In order to captivate the audience, and not be too predictable, you have to bend the rules, break the rules, or write completely different rules. Bill Watterson did that with Calvin and Hobbes. People who regard the strip as "overrated" only see the basic elements in the strip that have appeared in hundreds of other strips, cartoons, or TV shows.
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Re: Calvin and Hobbes

Postby jynjin » Tue Nov 27, 2007 2:45 pm UTC

It goes without saying I adore Calvin and Hobbes. Regardless of technical or artistic merit, Watterson left an impact on the comic world. It was the only comic I read in the newpaper growing up that I laughed at and related to on many levels (which I think is what a lot of followers also felt). I enjoy the way they get philosophical while careening down a snowy slope or walking in the woods and how they concoct elaborate schemes to avoid chores by inventing duplicates or robots. I think that as my own children have gotten to the point of imaginary friends and creative play I have begun to enjoy the comic even further. My 2 year old just pulled the whole zany face contortion sequence at our recent family photo shoot. My mother was mortified, but my dad, brothers and I couldn't have been more amused.

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Re: Calvin and Hobbes

Postby Bakemaster » Tue Nov 27, 2007 4:07 pm UTC

Malice wrote:Does Calvin and Hobbes stand up against the best in comics, graphic novels, and webcomics?

Comparing a comic strip to a comic book in terms of quality is retarded.

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Re: Calvin and Hobbes

Postby 22/7 » Tue Nov 27, 2007 4:52 pm UTC

william wrote:
Mighty Jalapeno wrote:Yup.... just like pizza.

I've never seen people who dislike pizza immediately told that they should die.

No one said you should die. If you'd read the comic enough to give a credible "it's really not that good" rating, you'd know that a recurring joke in the series is Calvin coming home and Hobbes exploding out of the front (or back or whatever) door and tackling him. That's what was being suggested. Don't be so melodramatic, or take things personally, as this is the internet, and nothing really matters.
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Re: Calvin and Hobbes

Postby EvanED » Tue Nov 27, 2007 5:08 pm UTC

22/7 wrote:No one said you should die.

I would say that Note to self: Assassinate everyone in the Cary, NC phone book whose first or last name is "William" is saying he should die. Jokingly saying it, but saying it nonetheless.

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Re: Calvin and Hobbes

Postby xndrew » Tue Nov 27, 2007 7:35 pm UTC

I have a lot to say about this, but I don't think I would do what I'm thinking justice with a small fora post. Instead, I'll say this and hope it leaves me feeling relieved. C&H is one of the best contemporary printed comics for three reasons. One: It captured some of the quintessential parts of being a child in lively ways (From imaginary friends to pretending to be something or someone you're not.) Two: Waterson pushed for more from the medium whether it be in artwork, topics, form, or presentation. Three: It remained true to itself and never lost focus. It was always about child-like wonder and adventure, cynicism, hope, and leveling your elementary school with an fighter planes.

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Re: Calvin and Hobbes

Postby Maseiken » Wed Nov 28, 2007 12:06 am UTC

PatrickRsGhost wrote:In a sense, Watterson not only blurred the line between fantasy and reality, he damn well erased it. When we see Calvin and Hobbes alone, Hobbes is just as real to Calvin as a real person is to us. The only time Hobbes is seen in his "true" form, that is as a stuffed toy, is whenever Calvin's parents interact with Calvin, and Hobbes is present, such as sitting in front of the fireplace after coming in from the cold, being tucked into bed, or riding in the car. Whenever Hobbes appeared real to Calvin, and other characters were present, the other character happened to be looking away at the precise moment, or else walking away. Three examples I can give are as follows: First, when Calvin lost Hobbes to a dog, and Susie finds him lying on the ground. Hobbes appeared to Susie as just another stuffed toy. She didn't know he had belonged to Calvin yet. When he goes to her house, and tells her to help him look for Hobbes, Calvin sees Hobbes appear "live" just as Susie turns her head to look at Calvin. In another case, Calvin took Hobbes to school with him to eat the bully, Moe. Moe thinks he's being set up to take Hobbes, so he tells Calvin he doesn't want his "stupid teddy bear." Calvin is so happy, and we see Hobbes, back in "live" form, yelling at Moe, daring him to call him a "bear" again. Finally, when Calvin and Hobbes want to set up a clubhouse in the garage for G.R.O.S.S. they go chasing after the car after pushing down the driveway. Calvin's mom is seen in the living room, reading the paper and drinking coffee or tea. She comments that she hasn't seen or heard from Calvin for 15 minutes or so. As she continues to drink her coffee or tea, and read the paper, we see out the window behind her that Calvin and Hobbes are chasing after the car. She then looks up and comments that he's probably getting into trouble.

It should be said that Watterson neither says that Hobbes is imaginary, nor that he is magic or anything else. He leaves that interpretation entirely up to the reader. Whether or not a stuffed toy Tiger is his "True" form, is a matter that could go on for weeks in debate, and I don't think anyone would truly agree on any one side.

EDIT: Also, F.O.P is FANTASTIC. I strongly recommend everyone on the fora to watch it, given the opportunity.
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Re: Calvin and Hobbes

Postby Cytoplasm » Wed Nov 28, 2007 12:32 am UTC

Maybe a little random, but a friend of mine is going to give me all his Calvin and Hobbes books, which I do believe he has all of them. I feel very lucky.
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Re: Calvin and Hobbes

Postby Angstrom » Wed Nov 28, 2007 1:18 am UTC

I have "There's treasure everywhere" or any other compilation as bedtime reading every night :D

Don't know what i'd do without those two.

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Re: Calvin and Hobbes

Postby xndrew » Wed Nov 28, 2007 1:19 am UTC

This is also a little off topic, but I'm gonna get a tattoo from Calvin and Hobbes, any ideas?

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Re: Calvin and Hobbes

Postby Allium Cepa » Wed Nov 28, 2007 1:52 am UTC

I'd get one of Calvin playing Calvinball, holding the ball, and Hobbes behind him with a flag.

I have the complete collection, it may be the most glorious compilation ever.
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Re: Calvin and Hobbes

Postby EvanED » Wed Nov 28, 2007 2:21 am UTC

Allium Cepa wrote:I have the complete collection, it may be the most glorious compilation ever.

I really wish I could justify getting that, but I can't. I already have all the strips in the books.

BTW, I would like to nominate Homicidal Psycho Jungle Cat as best book title ever.

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Re: Calvin and Hobbes

Postby Mighty Jalapeno » Wed Nov 28, 2007 5:49 am UTC

I started reading "There's Treasure Everywhere" tonight to my kids :) My 18 month old sat on the edge of the bed in rapt attention for 20 pages.


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