Calvin and Hobbes by Bill Watterson for May 19, 2022

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    BE THIS GUY  3 months ago

    Hemingway did his best work that way.

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    Charles Barr Premium Member 3 months ago

    Suspense thriller.

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    Sugar Bombs 95  3 months ago

    As someone who’s been overwhelmed with too many creative projects and unsure of which one to focus on, I feel you Calvin.

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    codycab  3 months ago

    This is the story of a boy who does things at the last minute and as a result, ends up failing despite his “best efforts” to finish.

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    Храм С.О.Д. (Templo S.U.D. ucraniano)  3 months ago

    whatever floats your boat, Calvin

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    weatherford.joe Premium Member 3 months ago

    I’m familiar with that mood, but when it came to creative writing, I often preferred to get right on it instead.

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    su43dipta  3 months ago

    Last-minute for Calvin means on the bus to school.

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    GeorgeInAZ  3 months ago

    Tom Wolfe made sure he had deadlines imposed on him and that’s how he got writing done on time.

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    allen@home  3 months ago

    If Calvin was older. He and Peter Fox would be the best of friends.

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    efkasper  3 months ago

    From grammar school to retirement, I did my best work under tight time deadlines. I don’t think I’m unique in that way.

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    Liverlips McCracken Premium Member 3 months ago

    Panic is the mother of invention.

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    JudasPeckerwood  3 months ago

    As a freelance writer, I approve this message.

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    Guilty Bystander  3 months ago

    Adrenaline is a great substitute for caffeine when you don’t have enough money for coffee or Mountain Dew. Or so I’ve been told (cough-cough).

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    Susan00100  3 months ago

    Isn’t Calvin a little too old to be playing in a sandbox??

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    Susan00100  3 months ago

    I wonder if Calvin might be related to Adam@Home.

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    Detroit Dan Premium Member 3 months ago

    That was my formula for homework/projects, too

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    sandpiper  3 months ago

    Sometimes he hits a seven, sometimes snake eyes. But, in the true tradition of the addicted gambler, he is compelled to keep throwing the dice.

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    MY DOG IS MY CO PILOT  3 months ago

    Worked for me.

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    Ravioli's Gale Premium Member 3 months ago

    When I was in 8th grade I had to do a creative writing assignment for Language Arts (they call it ELA now), and I kept putting it off, and then it was the day the assignment was due and I hadn’t done anything. I had gym class right before Language Arts, and for whatever reason, we got a free day to do whatever we wanted, so I sat on the risers and wrote out this story, and then I turned it in. And the teacher graded it and I got an A+ and she said it was the most creative story she’d read.

    I called it Last Minute Panic and I am pretty sure this particular comic strip was the inspiration for that title.

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    dflak  3 months ago

    I use the Edison approach to creativity: 99% perspiration, 1% inspiration.

    I load up my left brain with facts and then turn it off and let the right brain take over.

    My left brain is like the garage of the neighbor you hate because everything has a place and everything is in it’s place and not a single piece of junk anywhere. Left brain logic is nearly perfect. My left brain has a grasp on reality,

    My right brain is like a teenager’s room. The first thing the right brain does when handed a jig saw puzzle of a problem is dump all the contents and throw away the box. Right brain logic is almost non-existent. My right brain is a world of unicorns, dragons and things that are impossible.

    Fortunately, the two halves are on speaking terms.

    When it comes to creative writing, Sybil has nothing on me when it comes to having multiple personalities.

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    Gen.Flashman  3 months ago

    See Hobbes, see Hobbes run, run Hobbes run=A+

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    mfrasca  3 months ago

    “Depend upon it, sir, when a man knows he is to be hanged in a fortnight, it concentrates his mind wonderfully.”

    ― Samuel Johnson

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    vaughnrl2003 Premium Member 3 months ago

    I do my best thinking “at the last minute”.

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    The Pro from Dover  3 months ago

    So I figured I’d go hang out in the neighborhood litter box.

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    txmystic  3 months ago

    10 years later, he has evolved into Peter Fox…

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    mourdac Premium Member 3 months ago

    The inspiration also for many homework assignments.

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    emftoots still causing mischief Premium Member 3 months ago

    yes, yes! last minute panic is a motivator.

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    gantech  3 months ago

    If necessity is the mother of invention, the father is often desperation.

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    Tallguy  3 months ago

    The Douglas Adams approach.

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    Amra Leo  3 months ago

    That’ll do it…

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    The Wolf In Your Midst  3 months ago

    If you’re not still writing the assignment as you put it on the teacher’s desk, then you didn’t really use your time efficiently.

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    snowedin, now known as Missy's mom Premium Member 3 months ago

    That’s how I used to do my homework. =p

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    John Jorgensen  3 months ago

    There may be something to that, actually. Without the ticking clock it’s possible you’ll just never be satisfied with the end result.

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    kathleenhicks62  3 months ago

    Write about one of your space adventures.

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    mistercatworks  3 months ago

    Writers were more productive when “dead-line” was taken more literally.

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    patricev70  3 months ago

    He has so much imagination that he doesn’t realize it… Why not write a Spiff adventure.

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    goboboyd  3 months ago

    Being ADD, this has worked very well for me in school and through my career. It has also resulted in spectacular failures.

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    Plods with ...™ Premium Member 3 months ago

    I love deadlines. The whooshing sound they make as they go by is inspiring.

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    BiggerNate91  3 months ago

    Peter Fox said the exact same thing yesterday.

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    artegal  3 months ago

    With his imagination, he’s struggling? How about a good old Spaceman Spiff story?

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    mindjob  3 months ago

    I see the symbolism here, the sandbox represents the barren dunes of planet Zorg.

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    nathan.sheriff3  3 months ago

    This sums up college papers exactly.

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    wiley207  3 months ago

    Sometimes you never know when the inspiration will kick in. That’s how it is with my fanfics. But if it’s an assignment like that, I try to get it done as early as possible before the due date.

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    coffeeturtle  3 months ago

    sad, but true!

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    liberalnlovinit  3 months ago

    I know that all too well.

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    willie_mctell  3 months ago

    Calvin hasn’t tried drugs yet.

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    JoeMartinFan Premium Member 3 months ago

    Driven by the genius of desperation…

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    Mediatech  3 months ago

    “O, for a muse of fire that would ascend The brightest heaven of invention!” – William Shakespeare

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    eccolibri60 Premium Member 3 months ago

    Sounds like how I got through college. I wish I had been diagnosed with ADD a lot earlier.

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