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Calvinist1966 Free

Born in 1966. Live in the UK. Favourite strip is Calvin and Hobbes so - like many others - I have taken my username from it. My second favourite is Andy Capp. The Wizard of Id and Red and Rover are in strong competition for third place.

Recent Comments

  1. about 1 hour ago on Andy Capp

    Indeed, he does say “Lovely, pet” before making his joke. This is very sweet by Andy Capp standards.

  2. about 1 hour ago on Andy Capp

    He’s got away with insults aimed directly at Flo and at her Mum.

  3. about 1 hour ago on Red and Rover

    Red can pretend that he ate it later as thanks to Rover.

  4. about 1 hour ago on Wizard of Id

    In “Wizard of Id Classics”. we have seen old strips of the Wizard plotting against the Fink. He now seems to accept the Fink’s authority.

  5. about 1 hour ago on Breaking Cat News

    As I said recently, the “carpet sea” reminds me of a blue kitchen mat that I used as the sea when playing with my Lego pirate ship in the 1970s.

  6. about 1 hour ago on Calvin and Hobbes

    Very true. As I have noted before, we see the tracks Hobbes leaves in the snow but other characters cannot.

    This reminds me of a specific example from the end of the Snow Goons arc. Calvin held the hose and aimed it at the Snow Goons. Hobbes turned the tap on at the other end of the hose. They froze the Snow Goons in ice. Calvin’s parents heard Calvin shouting “Die! Snow Goons die!” Hobbes told Calvin that the light was on and his parents must have woken up. Dad ran out, skidded on ice and landed in snow. Dad saw Hobbes as a stuffed doll in Calvin’s arms but Calvin was yelling “Run, Hobbes! Dad’s a snow goon too!” Obviously, Calvin saw Hobbes as running from Dad with him but Dad saw Hobbes as a doll carried by the running Calvin.

  7. about 1 hour ago on Calvin and Hobbes

    “We see Calvin sitting on the washing machine Hobbes is in.” We may have done. I was speaking of times when we see Hobbes sticking his head out of the washing machine to speak to Calvin. These strips show that Calvin still sees Hobbes as being his usual size although he is in the washing machine.

  8. about 2 hours ago on Calvin and Hobbes

    You replied that I had not said something which I remember saying. I was explaining that I may not have said it before but I remember saying it to someone on this site.

    As for whether or not this strip covers one reality or parallel realities, I am not sure. The main point I keep making is that Watterson says that he didn’t see Hobbes as part of Calvin’s imagination and I have accepted this as there are several factors that already made me suspect I had been wrong in suspecting Hobbes to be part of Calvin’s imagination – mainly the fact that Hobbes does things that Calvin doesn’t know about and sometimes does them when Calvin isn’t even present.

    Watterson has said that the strip covers different views of reality and at least one reader has described it as “parallel realities”. Calvin may be able to see into a parallel reality and see things which are real but which other characters in his reality cannot see. If this is so, Hobbes also has a view of the two realities as he can see and hear characters who see him as a doll and cannot hear what he is saying.

  9. about 2 hours ago on Fred Basset

    We had plenty of murder shows on TV but not Midsummer Murders which was inspired by books by Catherine Graham. I don’t think she is any relation to Alex Graham.

  10. about 2 hours ago on Fred Basset

    I gathered that by your LOL. I just explained the joke.