No, I don't really take my coolant system for granted! Damn you blog spam!
Yeah, I run this blog without the CAPCHA control on comments because I know how hard it can be to try to say something on a Tablet or Smart Phone and you can't read it, so I just clear out my spam folder every day or two. When I just checked it now, the spam told me that I probably take my coolant system for granted. Well as someone that actually flushes their car twice a year, I certainly DO NOT take it for granted. I also have many more fans than I need in my computer set up. Oh well, at least its a break from all the "BALL BEARING" spam that I usually get. YES, MULTIPLE posts all talking about ball bearings!
Anyway, I hope everyone enjoys this cute little caption I made about 2 hours ago, after I got home from the gym. I think everyone should know the source material .. I mean, the last paragraph spells it out for those that weren't quite following. I was trying to build it up where people who knew the comic strip real well would catch on first, then progress onward until everyone was in on it at the end .. where the reveal would hopefully get a response of "Awww!" and warrant a reread for those who didn't quite get it until the end. I THINK I was able to flesh out 3 of the 4 wishes enough without leading people by the hand. Its so much better when your readers can catch on quickly. I never blame them though if they don't .. its my job to make sure they see what I want them to see!
All of this was borne out of seeing a Calvin and Hobbes book on the night stand. Most people would probably have to squint to see it but I certainly knew it was there. The look on her face screamed "JUST WOKE UP!" and she was so unkempt yet innocent, I pictured her as an older version of Calvin (she doesn't really look like Susie Derkins but I was trying to tie in as many references I could without making them a detriment to the storyline) so it wasn't too hard to craft a "wishing" story to wrap the picture around. Hell, I think everyone that is into TG stories and captions would love to own a device like Calvin's "Transmogrifier".
Other than Bloom County, Calvin and Hobbes was my favorite comic strip when I was growing up. Hard to believe that they've both been gone for almost 20 years. Thank goddess that we still have them in compilation form. Sometimes I wonder if both creators have kept writing the strips, but just haven't put anything out, and became reclusive sort of like J.D. Salinger. Then after they pass on, the family puts out like a HUGE collection so everyone can see their genius. Sadly, it is most likely a daydream, though the sort that a little boy and his stuffed tiger might think up.
DISCUSSION QUESTION: What is your favorite comic book strip of all time? How about from the current strips that are available? Any of these lend themselves well to TG Captions?