Because he hates taking messages….but LOVES trolling people.
If i go hiking with a heavy backpack, chances are at some point i’ll complain that “this thing weighs a ton!” Of course i know it doesn’t but i think that is why the caption had “literal” since we often use “ton” in a non-literal sense.
Why “yew” instead of “you”?
This feels different though since this isn’t a fantasy world and, moreover, it is something about which Calvin should already have much empathy for. To me it simply isn’t believable that he only just now realizes that someone having a beloved stuffed animal stolen would hurt them as much as it would hurt Calvin if Hobbes was taken. In other words, this is a morality tale that would have made more sense in the early days of C&H, but here it feels anachronistic. Even more so since we also have to overlook Calvin’s many philosophical musings about how cruel people can be towards one another and him wishing that humanity were better.
As to Calvin not being a bully here like Moe, i would argue it shows he would be every bit a bully as Moe except that he is too small to physically bully others and thus resorts to tactics like this instead. BUT that isn’t true to Calvin’s established nature, which is why i don’t find this particular arc convincing and think it makes Calvin look worse than he really is. Throwing water balloons or snowballs at Susie is one thing, but this just seems downright mean.
Make sure all those chips are really chocolate…
I liked this arc at first but it’s gotten a little too heavy-handed in its messaging for my taste. That, plus initially i thought (or hoped) Calvin was just playing a silly and lighthearted game instead of being totally earnest about it. But now with the latter being the case it makes him look as much of a bully as Moe ever was, which, despite all of Calvin’s outlandish behavior, is very much out of character for him (after all, hasn’t he bemoaned on more than one occasion about how cruel humans can be?).
Calvin is a genius when Watterson needs him to be and, likewise, Calvin is an idiot when Watterson needs him to be. Here though i’d like to believe Calvin didn’t want Susie to freak out and so he put his name on there as a way of saying “Don’t worry, it’s just me having a little fun…so no need to tell your parents or go to the cops or start crying or anything like that…just think of it as a game!”
Actually it is fake news. For the real story (cough) go here: https://babylonbee.com/news/breaking-trump-announces-he-has-captured-the-roadrunner/
Shhh…we’re supposed to pretend this is all happening in one year even if they’ve celebrated 20-something Easters and Thanksgivings and Christmasses (etc) since it first began :P
I think the assumption is that they did get there with a boat. Or rather, their boat sank and that’s why they’re there.