They're kind of shitty parents all things considered

>Hardly ever help Calvin with school
>Refuse to connect with Calvin on his level unless it's something they consider normal
>Make several backhanded comments to Calvin in his face, such as Calvin's dad telling him reproducing is overrated and how they wouldn't have paid for Calvin when he asks them if he's gifted
>His dad keeps fricking around with Calvin when the latter asks him genuine questions, making Calvin believe even more crazy shit and may have also contribute to Calvin's belief that boys are better than girls (his dad telling him men are better at abstract reasoning than women and asking him to tell his mom that)

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  1. 1 month ago
    Anonymous

    I'm sorry a cartoon hit you on an emotional level and has left you traumatized. If you like I can link you to a bunch of discords with sensitive people such as yourself who would love to agree with you about how serious a newspaper comic should be taken.

    • 1 month ago
      Anonymous

      Yes please I want validation and like-minded peers!!!

    • 1 month ago
      Anonymous

      I'm sorry I have given criticism on a comic strip and the messages and themes it presents the reader

      • 1 month ago
        Anonymous

        Most of your criticism involves criticizing a punchline in a joke on the foundation f taking it seriously with a straight face

    • 1 month ago
      Anonymous

      It's funny how angry Cinemaphile gets when someone tries to discuss anything beyond waifu shit.

      • 1 month ago
        Anonymous

        spamming lukewarm deconstructionist criticism and refusing to accept anyone's arguments to the contrary isn't discussing

        • 1 month ago
          Anonymous

          All of the arguments in the thread have been nothing but "it's a comic strip bro chill out".

          • 1 month ago
            Anonymous

            it is and you need to chill the frick out.

          • 1 month ago
            Anonymous

            see, this is a joke. Both a pun on gifted, and Calvin believing reporters will be interviewing Hobbes in the future.

            You're choosing to take it as 100% serious because I guess you have some unresolved trauma over your parents being sarcastic sometimes.

            • 1 month ago
              Anonymous

              How about you go ask your mom that as a six year old, get the same answer and see how you react. Calvin's a bratty kid, but the last thing she should have done is to just insult him to his face

              • 1 month ago
                Anonymous

                Holy shit, yes we get it. Cartoons do and say things that real people wouldn't.
                I'm sorry this is a hard concept for you to get around. Do you just have no suspension of disbelief or something?

              • 1 month ago
                Anonymous

                You're naive if you think there aren't shitty parents who regularly tell their children how much of a frick up they are.

              • 1 month ago
                Anonymous

                That’s the joke, nimrod

              • 1 month ago
                Anonymous

                don't call him a nimrod, he'll probably get autistic about how that's actually a mythological figure that was turned into an insult by a Bugs Bunny joke, and that's bad because jokes don't exist

              • 1 month ago
                Anonymous

                I do think such parents don't exist because you made this thread and someone clearly needed to tell you that you were fricking up somewhere along the lines.

          • 1 month ago
            Anonymous

            OH No Oh sweet little Calvin how could they treat you so? why why why? You are a precious gift to me Oh poor poor child. How could this terrible thing happen to a child?! Poor sweet sweet boy!

            • 1 month ago
              Anonymous

              I'm not asking her to give him hugs and kisses and say he's a perfect angel jackass.

  2. 1 month ago
    Anonymous

    Calvin is too young to need help with school and it's the sovereign right of a father to mess with his children when they are young enough that they'll forget by tomorrow.

    • 1 month ago
      Anonymous

      >it's the sovereign right of a father to mess with his children when they are young enough that they'll forget by tomorrow.

    • 1 month ago
      Anonymous

      His dad literally tries to help him with math once. That's all we see of his parents attempting to help him. They don't seem to care that he struggling in school - Calvin's mom even made an offer to Calvin to have him going to Summer School if she left her alone for three hours for three days per week of Summer break

      • 1 month ago
        Anonymous

        Calvin is in like grade 1 he doesn't actually need help because none of the work he's doing matters beyond knowing how to count and write.

        • 1 month ago
          Anonymous

          What about that insert collection where he had to gather a bunch of them and provide the scientific names of each

      • 1 month ago
        Anonymous

        It's a three panel comic. What the frick more do you want?
        Do you watch the Simpsons and think Homer actually tries to kill Bart when he chokes him as well?

        • 1 month ago
          Anonymous

          NTA but Homer choking Bart is obviously meant to be satirical, the very fact that narratively it's treated as a lighthearted joke is intentional commentary.

        • 1 month ago
          Anonymous

          No I don't, because that shit is clearly exaggerated, while Calvin and Hobbes is grounded in reality. Besides, The Simpsons show Homer and Marge (during the golden years at least) doing a better job at trying to raise Bart, Lisa and Maggie while still presenting them as people, unlike Calvin's parents

  3. 1 month ago
    Anonymous

    yes, we must examine the deep psychological implications of the daily gag comic strip

    • 1 month ago
      Anonymous

      Please and kindly frick off with this reductionist take. Art is meant to be criticized. Plus, for the most part Calvin and Hobbes is very grounded in reality aside from his imaginary adventures.

      • 1 month ago
        Anonymous

        I will not. They're "bad" parents because it's funny. There's no deeper implication of abuse or neglect here.

      • 1 month ago
        Anonymous

        Imagine sending your kid to an art college and all he does is complain about the psychological damage of cartoon parents in the funnies pages of a newspaper.

  4. 1 month ago
    Anonymous

    I have a suspicion the Calvin schizo is just a massive troll making fun of the trend of finding problematic things in popular media.

  5. 1 month ago
    Anonymous

    Let's cancel Bill Waterson. That son of a b***h has had it coming and I'm pretty sure he has said something cancellable.

  6. 1 month ago
    Anonymous

    Get help

  7. 1 month ago
    Anonymous

    Eh

  8. 1 month ago
    Anonymous

    I'm still of the opinion that after 1991 everyone in the strip becomes unlikeable

    • 1 month ago
      Anonymous

      >not a new IP

      • 1 month ago
        Anonymous

        In my personal opinion, I feel as though the strip lost a lot of heart once Bill came back from the first sebbatical. We never got stuff like the baby raccoon story or Calvin's house being robbed ever again, which really gave all the characters depth

  9. 1 month ago
    Anonymous

    This thread is nothing but anons getting pissy about someone offering criticism of the comic

    • 1 month ago
      Anonymous

      >no one responds because you just repeat your milquetoast deconstructionist takes ad nauseum
      >thread almost dies
      >samegay bump it back up
      >repeat
      just let it go, OP, no one wants to talk to you

  10. 1 month ago
    Augie Dogie

    Frick off and enjoy the comic

    • 1 month ago
      Anonymous

      Is art not allowed criticism now?

      • 1 month ago
        Anonymous

        You can criticize it all you want. Doesn't mean people need to agree or accept your criticism. Fun fact my friend, when people say "my two cents on the subject" that is what they mean. It means nothing to anyone.

  11. 1 month ago
    Anonymous

    You're right OP, but all the people who disagree with you will forever handwave it away as "it's just a comic" though, you're not going to get a deeper discussion on this or any other topic on the comic from its fanboys that isn't about how much they like it, they just love it too much

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