Thursday, April 13, 2006

Calvin and Hobbes - Which Am I

A Bit Of BothYou are 60% Calvin and 40% Hobbes

Calvin & Hobbes, like a scruffy yin and yang, are in perfect balance within you. Like Calvin, you're weird, a bit insecure, and can be a trouble-maker. But like Hobbes, you're down to earth and sensitive. It's a risk to say it here, after just a ten question test, but I'll bet you're smarter than most. Both Calvin and Hobbes are crafty, clever characters, and any one made from equal parts of each is a force to be reckoned with.

I was completely torn on whether or not to take this quiz that is at, much less post it. I am a Calvin and Hobbes fan. The characters fascinate me, amuse me, and speak to my heart. But the cartoonist has made EVERY sane effort, and a few insane ones not to let the image be marketed because he didn't want the purity and innocence of a mischievous boy and his stuffed tiger not be contaminated by crass commercialism.

If you have seen a a Calvin on a t-shirt, mug, etc it is AN ILLEGAL USE OF THE ifs ands or buts about it. It doesn't matter if he's peeing on a Chevy symbol or if he's kneeling before a is STEALING. Bill Watterson does not want you using what he has worked so hard to create.

I remember in college, one of the candidates for student body president put out a Calvin campaign shirt. Somehow Bill Watterson got a hold of the fact, and threatened to sue them. He protects his work vehemently, and if he has chosen not to make money off of such things (which he could've made a FORTUNE), he has more right than anyone to insist that no one else does either. Since he would rather not have the image be used rather than pay for it....I respect his right and his integrity and will not use the images either.

I finally came up with the fact that discussing Calvin and Hobbes, however, is completely right, because some of the things Calvin and that adorable tiger have had to say about life are worth discussing (and Watterson did not come up with the personality criteria...Gwendolyn Books did). If there is anything to this test at all, or even if it is just fun....I'm proud to be a good mix of both (or a very troublesome mix of both at times!)

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