Erin and Hobbes #2

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Zachary Amaranth:

Raiyan 1.0:

Zachary Amaranth:
About 20 minutes? I would have believed ten.

No no. 10 is MOBA timeline.

He's playing on XBL. If MOBAS has XBL, he'd be like that in 2 minutes.

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I don't think there's enough profanity for such an unholy combination ...

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who wants to try and get LoL on XBL JUST to watch the fireworks, cause I do

Krantos:
No.

No, No No No No.

See this is the problem I always have with people "Revisiting" classic cartoons. They always feel they have to make it darker. Like having Charlie Brown kill Lucy for pulling the ball away. Or Calvin's parents putting him on anti-psychotics.

The old strips' innocence is what made them good. Well, C&H was also good because of the way Calvin and Hobbes would tackle existential questions, but that's another story.

People using the characters like this is just stupid. It's basically saying "hurr, hurr, Hobbes is Swearing!"

The only time I've seen classic characters used well were those Bacon and Hobbes strips.

These Erin and Hobbes strips come across as the writers just saying "Hey LOOK! We're Using characters from another cartoon! Like Us because you like them! Do you like us yet?"

...then again, that's kind of what Crit Miss has been doing ever since Erin's hallucinations started. hmm...

How is this strip any darker than the original series? In his imagination his parents are trying to kill him or the countless of snow art out there is actually darker than this.

It's funny because role reversal! Normally, Calvin would be the character on the sofa, while Hobbes would be the voice of reason! Hahaha!

Not the highest brow of humor, but it's not like we come here for that anyway. Though, if giving Hobbes to Kratos makes both of them calmer, then I call it a win. The dude looks like he could use an invisible tiger friend.

Uszi:

Krantos:
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Nooners:
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SpiderJerusalem:

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Heh, see, now I found it totally hilarious.

It isn't simply, "Look how funny it is when Hobbs uses naughty language." It's more, "Call of Duty on X-Box live would corrupt even Hobbs."

Anyway, I was surprised to see that Calvin and Hobbs has a borderline religious following.

I guess I need to read Garfield Minus Garfield with new eyes now, and consider that there might be huge fans of Garfield offended to outrage by the corruption of the strip.

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Borderline?

That line was crossed long long ago.

Zachary Amaranth:

Raiyan 1.0:

Zachary Amaranth:
About 20 minutes? I would have believed ten.

No no. 10 is MOBA timeline.

He's playing on XBL. If MOBAS has XBL, he'd be like that in 2 minutes.

Lunar Templar:

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I don't think there's enough profanity for such an unholy combination ...

>.>
<.<

who wants to try and get LoL on XBL JUST to watch the fireworks, cause I do

I quite agree. It seems unfathomable!

Wait, what is this...?

http://www.escapistmagazine.com/articles/view/editorials/reviews/10079-Guardians-of-Middle-Earth-Review

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Krantos:
No.

No, No No No No.

See this is the problem I always have with people "Revisiting" classic cartoons. They always feel they have to make it darker. Like having Charlie Brown kill Lucy for pulling the ball away. Or Calvin's parents putting him on anti-psychotics.

The old strips' innocence is what made them good. Well, C&H was also good because of the way Calvin and Hobbes would tackle existential questions, but that's another story.

People using the characters like this is just stupid. It's basically saying "hurr, hurr, Hobbes is Swearing!"

The only time I've seen classic characters used well were those Bacon and Hobbes strips.

These Erin and Hobbes strips come across as the writers just saying "Hey LOOK! We're Using characters from another cartoon! Like Us because you like them! Do you like us yet?"

...then again, that's kind of what Crit Miss has been doing ever since Erin's hallucinations started. hmm...

I think your overthinking it. It's just a cute cartoon taking a shot at Xbox Live. it's not "corrupting" Calvin and Hobbes.

I never comment on these threads mostly because I don't read this comic. But I had to today.

Use Hobs properly or don't use him at all! Using such iconic character for a shock-value prop diminishes his value and your own work value. Don't do it, it is not fun, it is not funny

Krantos:
No.

No, No No No No.

See this is the problem I always have with people "Revisiting" classic cartoons. They always feel they have to make it darker. Like having Charlie Brown kill Lucy for pulling the ball away. Or Calvin's parents putting him on anti-psychotics.

The old strips' innocence is what made them good. Well, C&H was also good because of the way Calvin and Hobbes would tackle existential questions, but that's another story.

People using the characters like this is just stupid. It's basically saying "hurr, hurr, Hobbes is Swearing!"

The only time I've seen classic characters used well were those Bacon and Hobbes strips.

These Erin and Hobbes strips come across as the writers just saying "Hey LOOK! We're Using characters from another cartoon! Like Us because you like them! Do you like us yet?"

...then again, that's kind of what Crit Miss has been doing ever since Erin's hallucinations started. hmm...

To be fair, Hobbes has ALWAYS been the bad influence on Calvin. It's sorta the point. It isn't far off that Erin's bad influence would be a COD kiddie.

Wow. The amount of overreacting in this thread is fascinating.

*gets popcorn*

Uszi:

Anyway, I was surprised to see that Calvin and Hobbs has a borderline religious following.

I guess I need to read Garfield Minus Garfield with new eyes now, and consider that there might be huge fans of Garfield offended to outrage by the corruption of the strip.

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Way to miss the point.

Watterson was always adamant about not licensing his characters for anything because he wanted the message of the comics to stay true and honest. Thus, no toys, no shirts, nothing. Everything you might see on the market is a pirate. He also stopped doing the comic at it's peak popularity because he felt that he had nothing more to say and didn't want to turn the comic into a monotonous series of crap (like Garfield!).

Garfield, on the other hand, was licensed into anything and everything the moment it gained even an ounce of recognition.

Also, it isn't the whole "you can't use Calvin and Hobbes in anything" thinking, it's HOW they're used. And in this case, how Hobbes and Calvin are used is in the most cynical and lazy way possible.

Observation 1: As sad as I am to see even someone's id-stuffed tiger corrupted by Xbox Live, at least he hasn't learned to be a racist homophobe in the process.

Observation 2: Am I the only one wondering what sort of problem-solving skills Calvin is learning from Kratos?

"I can't reach the cookie jar on top of the fridge. Therefore, I will gut my parents and use their bodies as a stepladder."

Susan Arendt:
Wow. The amount of overreacting in this thread is fascinating.

*gets popcorn*

I know right! I can't stop reading these comments and keep coming back everyday to read more!

Also, will we be seeing another Calvin and Kratos?

Sounds about right based on my experience with BOPs 2.

Well I know you guys wouldn't put out a comic that would get you sued, but it just dawned on me, between all the characters you use from popular games like Kratos and Zelda why aren't you being in danger of being sued?

Susan Arendt:
Wow. The amount of overreacting in this thread is fascinating.

*gets popcorn*

My thoughts exactly. I haven't seen so large a storm in so small a teacup since a child told some guy to pick a colour...

Is Hobbes the Nerd equivalent of the Prophet Mohammed or something? Is it heresy to draw him out of character or make fun of him in any way?

I wonder what Calvin and Kratos are doing.

Scorpid:
Well I know you guys wouldn't put out a comic that would get you sued, but it just dawned on me, between all the characters you use from popular games like Kratos and Zelda why aren't you being in danger of being sued?

Technically we're covered under the fair use doctrine on account of our work generally being parody. That wouldn't stop people from trying to sue us though, and if they did we wouldn't have the money to fight back. Really, the reason we don't get any legal threats or anything is because we're very small fish in a very large pond. The more popular you get, the bigger a target you become. See Penny Arcade and Strawberry Shortcake for an example of that.

Grey Carter:

Scorpid:
Well I know you guys wouldn't put out a comic that would get you sued, but it just dawned on me, between all the characters you use from popular games like Kratos and Zelda why aren't you being in danger of being sued?

Technically we're covered under the fair use doctrine on account of our work generally being parody. That wouldn't stop people from trying to sue us though, and if they did we wouldn't have the money to fight back. Really, the reason we don't get any legal threats or anything is because we're very small fish in a very large pond. The more popular you get, the bigger a target you become. See Penny Arcade and Strawberry Shortcake for an example of that.

Thanks! You know this is the 3rd time you've responded to me. So let me say thanks for being so active with your fans, you and Cory do great work. I always get at least a good laugh from your comics.

On first thought I was a bit caught on the wrong foot too... BUT I think it is more about how Mr. Watterson handles his intellectual property he never gave away licences, never wanted to see Calvin and hobbes toys and is pretty shy to the public and his fans. So one will jump to the conclusion he won't approve of this either and defend his work against tresspassing. Also C&H are very loveable chrackters and you more you love someone the more you hate when something is done to them you do not agree with. I know there is rule 34 about C&H and I could not actually bring myself to activly search it because it would shatter my heart to see it. I do not agree with the use of how Hobbes as a charackter is depicted here but it is not that bad to get worked up about it.

If you come to think of it is actually a accurate display of Hobbes as a chrackter he always beat the shit out of Calvin when he insulted his "Tigerpride" and the point is there is a lot of insulting going on.
So sit back take a deep breath move on nothing horrible has happened.

Nile McMorrow:
Scrub Cannon? What on earth is that?

Noob tube/Grenade launcher.

Most likely.

WTF, Stop ruining a classic character "just because you can". I dropped into CM because I saw hobbes, and I see you've set out to just ruin OTHER people's artwork. How is this even slightly related to your usual stuff?

Cory Rydell:

I don't really want to do wrong by Watterson.

Oh really? What do you call this then?

I think Galactus has summed it up perfectly.

MrGalactus:
This is a dagger straight to the childhood.

Stop doing what you're doing.

People Need to chill the fuck out why are you getting so butthurt other this Its not ruining C&h for you

Susan Arendt:
Wow. The amount of overreacting in this thread is fascinating.

*gets popcorn*

Make sure there's enough to go round! This could be a good 'un!

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And I'm suprised Hobbes lasted 20 minutes. I consider myself relatively calm and Black Ops 2's multiplayer gets on my proverbials within about 10.

Never got into Calvin and Hobbs, so nearly everything about it is alien to me. Maybe a strip with P. Opus or Bill the Cat someday? Or am I really just a silly old fart?

Reduced_Silver:

MrGalactus:
This is a dagger straight to the childhood.

Stop doing what you're doing.

Seconded, with much vigour and sentiment.

Oh don't get your panties in a bunch you two.

I love Calvin and Hobbes, but I didn't really find this very offensive.

JRCB:
It has the Calvin and Hobbes feel to it, but I think that Calvin would be more in line with what's happening in the comic.

Also, totally necroing an old link so I can spread Calvin and Halo.

http://halo.bungie.org/misc/ch.html

That bit where Calvin pretends to be Captain Keyes was just gold. XD

ResonanceSD:
WTF, Stop ruining a classic character "just because you can". I dropped into CM because I saw hobbes, and I see you've set out to just ruin OTHER people's artwork. How is this even slightly related to your usual stuff?

Cory Rydell:

I don't really want to do wrong by Watterson.

Oh really? What do you call this then?

I think Galactus has summed it up perfectly.

MrGalactus:
This is a dagger straight to the childhood.

Stop doing what you're doing.

How are you coming to that conclusion? He's taking a jab at xbox live saying its community is bad enough to make someone as calm as hobbes into a raging dumbass. They're not ruining anything.

Christ people chill out. I love calvin and hobbes grew up with them and i LOVE this strip people this is not something to be complaining about it's nothing. you want to know what will kill your childhood? robot chicken, but i still love that one too. except the one where buzz got turned into a bong and went retarded and woody had to kill him in his sleep. that one fucked me up.

Cory Rydell:

Krantos:

These Erin and Hobbes strips come across as the writers just saying "Hey LOOK! We're Using characters from another cartoon! Like Us because you like them! Do you like us yet?"

...then again, that's kind of what Crit Miss has been doing ever since Erin's hallucinations started. hmm...

Weve got another in the works that may change your mind, its going to be a mini arc.

I happen to be one of the (apparently few) vile and demented regular readers who enjoyed the previous hallucination arc. I'm looking forward to this next one.

Susan Arendt:
Wow. The amount of overreacting in this thread is fascinating.

*gets popcorn*

"Fascinating" isn't the first word that came to my mind. There's a vibe here similar to the one some people made about George Lucas "ruining" their childhood...

By the way, Susan: Why did SnakeoilSage's post earn him a warning? Did what he said qualify as a direct insult to Grey?

This was a great comic. FOR A NOOB!

Wow, people are getting really worked up over this?

I despise the phrase "First World problems", but it has never seemed more appropriate than right now.

...Wow, I'm amazed at how many people are getting butthurt over this. Look, I love Calvin and Hobbes too, but like they say, "It's a parody, I should really just relax." ...Though people will probably still get butthurt anyway...

(Grabs some popcorn)

Never have I seen so many drama queens all getting their underpants twisted in one thread over something so trivial.

Nile McMorrow:
Scrub Cannon? What on earth is that?

Hope noone else has already told you, but if someone has; Sorry for bugging you.

My guess is "Scrub Cannon" is another name for the "Noob Tube".

Grey Carter:

Scorpid:
Well I know you guys wouldn't put out a comic that would get you sued, but it just dawned on me, between all the characters you use from popular games like Kratos and Zelda why aren't you being in danger of being sued?

Technically we're covered under the fair use doctrine on account of our work generally being parody. That wouldn't stop people from trying to sue us though, and if they did we wouldn't have the money to fight back. Really, the reason we don't get any legal threats or anything is because we're very small fish in a very large pond. The more popular you get, the bigger a target you become. See Penny Arcade and Strawberry Shortcake for an example of that.

o_0 The Strawberry Shortcake people sued Penny Arcade?!

>_> Hmmm...

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