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The Calvinverse is an unofficial name for The Verse of Swing 123 and garfieldodie's Calvin and Hobbes Fan Fics.note All of them share some common traits: a tendency to rely on Aliens and Monsters, a lot of Genre Savviness, Lampshade Hanging, and general troperifficness. Oh, and a hefty dose of Adaptation Expansion and Script Fic.The other main gimmick of the series is that they all pretend to be either an animated movie or a series on a children's network, and thus most Medium Awareness moments refer to those areas (though, confusingly, there are some references to fanfiction elements, such as chapters).Calvin & Hobbes: The Series is the main focus of the canon, running for five seasons (with increasingly sparse updates). However, after garfieldodie took over uploading duty from Swing, he announced that Season 5 is the last season of The Series, but the verse will continue in a series of one-offs that will eventually bring everything to a close.After The Series, garfieldodie proceeded to upload a rewritten version of Can You Imagine That?, including a coherent timeline for the series, as well as the long-awaited rewritten version of Calvin and Hobbes II: Lost at Sea.
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Official works in the series (in order of release):
Calvin and Hobbes fics by the same authors connected to the canon
Official timeline (with comments from garfieldodie)
There are also several recursive fanfics using the same characters, though none have been addressed by the main two authors as canon. Among these is The Pez Dispenser And The Reign Of Terror.
This series is the Trope Namer for:
Common tropes in the stories include: