alietr wrote: seaborgium wrote:
seaborgium wrote:Today's the Calvin and Hobbes 1DS. I'd have been devastated to miss it, so I'm doing my small part to get the word out to those who'd feel likewise.
Olly-wolly polliwoggy ump-bump fizz!
Well done, Stefan! A true fan!
Thanks, Andy! The only one that I was anywhere near iffy on was the Calvinball question, but that quickly dissipated. The real challenge was in the moneys: the only one I was completely certain from the get-go about moneying was Watterson's alma mater. I ruled out the questions dealing with the first and last comics, figuring those would be better known than any one comic in between. I ruled out the ones dealing with things that recurred throughout the life of the comic, so the two side characters, the alter ego, and the cardboard box were out. (The Calvinball question didn't count, since the particular detail the question asked for was only explicitly mentioned once as far as I could remember.) That left five questions for my four remaining moneys, and I ruled out the 2014 comic question, figuring anyone still aware of newspaper comics could get that right. This left Calvin's report, Calvin's dad's job, the Calvinball accessory, and the magazine, all of which worked for me as moneys, since those questions had the fewest relevant, non-landmark strips pertaining to them. (Again, Calvinball is an exception, but it was merely a visual detail to which verbal attention was only called once.) I had the most trepidation about the "bugs" report, because the climactic panel is so iconic in my mind, but it was a single arc in the middle of the comic's history, and there was nothing I'd ruled out that I was willing to trade for it. Perfect score!