February 07, 2019
January 17, 2018
Would you please quit referring to Hobbes (the commenter) as an “impostor”! Do you even know what the definition of that word means? It means to fraudulently deceive people into believing you’re someone/something you aren’t in order to scam them (usually out of money but it can also be for any number of other reasons not associated with money). He’s never claimed to be Bill Watterson or anyone personally associated to/with Bill Watterson! If anything, he’s gone out of his way on numerous occasions to squash the continuous, persistent “rumors” going around that he’s really B.W. in disguise in order to monitor this site and what people are saying about the comic and him (even though he quit drawing any new C & H strips almost 17 years ago) but they just won’t let that idea go. Personally, I believe him. I find him to be smart, funny, and extremely helpful. He’s never said anything mean or unkind about anyone or anything that I can remember . . . which is a whole lot more than I can say about you.
Have you ever considered that every single person here who goes by any name OTHER than what their parents gave them at birth is an “imposter” . . . and that includes YOU?! Whether we’ve chosen our “names” because of a favorite book/t.v./movie/comic/comic book character . . . favorite sports team . . . favorite hobby . . . a nickname we went by in childhood . . . our current career/station in life (such as me being Gretchen’s mom, for example) . . . or something that makes absolutely no sense at all to anybody but you . . . we’re ALL “wearing a disguise” here! That doesn’t mean we’re all a bunch of hucksters looking to scam the poor, pathetic masses out of something ( which is what you’re making Hobbes sound like). So what’s the big deal? Why are you always so bent out of shape where he’s concerned anyhow? What has he ever done to you to make you so mean and hateful where he’s concerned? Just wondering!
By the way, Hobbes’s occasional postings of other comics (such as Ziggy and Peanuts) are ALWAYS relevant to the day’s C & H strip and I don’t mind them at all. I really enjoy them and from some of the comments I’ve seen posted afterwards, other people here seem to like them too. What I object to is someone coming here — to the Calvin and Hobbes fan board — and declaring that some other comic is BETTER than this one! Don’t get me wrong. I think it’s absolutely fine that he likes another comic better. First Amendment . . . free speech . . . yadda, yadda, yadda. That’s certainly his right to feel that way. But why come here and say it?!?!? If he likes some other comic better, then more power to him! But I think he should just stay there and “like” it all he wants to!!! We, the fans of C & H (which is why we’re here. Right?) love this utterly, superbly classic comic just fine and don’t like being told that it sucks and Heavenly Nostrils is better!!!!! There’s a time and place for everything . . . and here’s not that time or that place to spout crap like that. And that’s just MY First Amendment/free speech right opinion! (Sorry it’s so long everyone!)