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Calvin and Hobbes is Rad
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Calvin and Hobbes is Rad

I read Calvin and Hobbes as a kid. But I never truly understood Calvin and Hobbes until now. I used to think Calvin was a good for nothing devious brat, but really he's a imaginative optimistic child who is alienated from his parents, school, teachers, and his dreams and adventures are always crushed by his parents and wormwood. Its comforting for me to read Calvin and Hobbes now.
11-10-2014 11:41 AM
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RE: Calvin and Hobbes is Rad

Watterson is the shit. “People who get nostalgic about childhood were obviously never children.” When I first saw that I had a "finally someone who gets it" moment.

Hello, traveler.

This is an ancient account I have not used in a long time. My views have changed much in the intervening months and years.

Nonetheless, I refuse to clean it up. Pretending that I've held my current views since the beginning of time is what we in the industry call a lie. Asking people to do so contributes to moralistic self-loathing. "See, those people have nothing damning! I do! I'm truly vile!"

Because you can never be a good person with a single blemish on the moral record, I thought that simply entertaining some thoughts made me irredeemable. Though I don't care for his writing style, William Faulkner presents a good counterexample. He went from being a typical Southern racist to supporting the civil rights movement. These days we'd yell at him for that, probably.

People are allowed to change their views.

Nevertheless, this period of my life has informed some of how I am today. In good ways and bad ways. To purge it would be to do a disservice to history. Perhaps it will not make anyone sympathetic, but it may help someone understand.

If, after reading all this, you still decide to use the post above as evidence that I am evil today, ask yourself if you have never disagreed with the moral code you now follow. In all likelihood you did, at some point. If some questions are verboten, and the answer is "how dare you ask that," don't expect your ideological opponents to ever change their minds.
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So Calvin And Hobbes isn't supposed to be exciting and smartly well-written?
11-12-2014 05:25 AM
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RE: Calvin and Hobbes is Rad

Huh?

"The Shit" != "Shit"

Hello, traveler.

This is an ancient account I have not used in a long time. My views have changed much in the intervening months and years.

Nonetheless, I refuse to clean it up. Pretending that I've held my current views since the beginning of time is what we in the industry call a lie. Asking people to do so contributes to moralistic self-loathing. "See, those people have nothing damning! I do! I'm truly vile!"

Because you can never be a good person with a single blemish on the moral record, I thought that simply entertaining some thoughts made me irredeemable. Though I don't care for his writing style, William Faulkner presents a good counterexample. He went from being a typical Southern racist to supporting the civil rights movement. These days we'd yell at him for that, probably.

People are allowed to change their views.

Nevertheless, this period of my life has informed some of how I am today. In good ways and bad ways. To purge it would be to do a disservice to history. Perhaps it will not make anyone sympathetic, but it may help someone understand.

If, after reading all this, you still decide to use the post above as evidence that I am evil today, ask yourself if you have never disagreed with the moral code you now follow. In all likelihood you did, at some point. If some questions are verboten, and the answer is "how dare you ask that," don't expect your ideological opponents to ever change their minds.
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RE: Calvin and Hobbes is Rad

I have one of those giant newspaper comic complation books only on Calvin and Hobbes (includes Yukon Ho and Weridos from another planet)

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RE: Calvin and Hobbes is Rad

"Leviathan" Hobbes and "Calvinism" Calvin?

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Calvin and Hobbes is awesome! I have this book with tons of the comic strips.

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I thought Calvinism is evil.
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