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Stories focused on the family and the friendly relationships of the cast. Plot-focused stories or light day-in-the-life stories. Pretty much anything that isn't focused on romance.Spinning Through Space by The Big Cat
Synopsis: Traveling through time and space in a cardboard box, with a boy and his tiger. "Well," mused Rose Tyler. "I doubt my life would be any more interesting at home, so... why not?" A crossover, of sorts.
Comments: A Lthough it does say it's a slight crossover, it's more like a fully rewritten version of Season 1 of Doctor Who, with the Doctor being Calvin and Hobbes at once. It works. Really well. Also, Rose is more kick-ass in this version, so Rose fans will love it. It looks like the author is planning to write the whole of the new series, so this will go on for a while.
Synopsis: Calvin may never age in the comics, but Reminiscence has him grow up and experience the joys and sorrows of life beyond childhood, moving away from its whimsy and magic.
Comments: Despite this Fan Fic being about Calvin moving away from the major charm of the comic, the story works. His life beyond childhood is portrayed as challenging and wonderful in its unique way, and the the ending hints that the childhood magic will never really be dead for someone like Calvin.
Recommendation seconded by Vifetoile. This fic is very well-written. It hits all the right notes, and in just the right ways. The emotion is adeptly handled without descending into sentimentalism, and the end is... well, perfectly heartwarming.
Synopsis: Calvin is a psychology major at NYU. Despite his maturity, he still acts as he does during childhood, as evident in that Hobbes is living in his dorm. He notices his old nemesis, Susie Derkins, has transferred to the university, piquing an interest to catch up with an old friend. Susie herself ponders why she can sometimes see a live tiger in Calvin's room...
Comments: A lighthearted series that still retains the silliness of the old comics while putting our now mature, at least a little, protagonists in the college setting.
Synopsis: Set a couple of years after the comics, when Calvin and Susie are still mortal enemies. The story sees them visiting each other's rooms (at the same time), and learning new things about the other one, all the while unleashing infernal plots against their respective mortal foes.
Comments: Well written, all characters almost perfectly in character, and reading it feels like reading the comic once more. Maybe those Xanatos Gambits they have going on are a tad complicated for a kid of that age, but then again, we know that both Calvin and Susie are very smart indeed.
Synopsis: What happened after the last strip? A different view on Calvin's future. Now added, Chapter 2 - Lost Souls. An unexpected sequel.
Comments: A sweet two-part fic (one focusing on Calvin and the other on Hobbes) about what (as the synopsis states) might have happened after the last strip. And the author adds in an OC of sorts, based off a childhood stuffed animal, giving a personal touch to it. And is leave us with the theory that Calvin is Bill Watterson, writing down his own childhood adventures.
Synopsis: Calvin tries to commit fraud online by making a patenting firm think he's an ingenious inventor. However, what he doesn't know is that the aforementioned firm is the one his dad works at. Hilarity Ensues.
Comments: To date, I think this is the best Calvin and Hobbes fic ever written. The plot is hilarious, the cast is completely in-character, and it even has Calvin and his Dad really bond for once. If Calvin and Hobbes had lasted into the information age, I can picture Watterson writing something like this.
Synopsis:After narrowly avoiding summer school in a heavy-handed boot camp, Calvin begins to research this supposed place of reform... only to find a conspiracy devoted to barbaric ideology. Dark, and ranty against abusive boot camps and abusive adults.
Comments: One of the best Calvin and Hobbes fanfics I've ever read. It's quite dark and it definitely deserves its "M"rating, but it's very beautifully written.
Synopsis: The lesson here, Susie thinks, is that tricking Death is tricky business. How do you outwit the personification of oblivion? Chess, obviously, won’t be the answer. Or: Susie plays Calvinball with Death.
Synopsis: She fought her way to the Box, and somehow made it work, and now she's back. Will she be able to prevent the end of the world this time around?
Comments: It probably isn't possible to write a dark, edge-of-your-seat thriller more reminiscent of Terminator 2 than Calvin and Hobbes and still maintain perfect characterization, all the while creating a moral dilemma that would do a professional philosopher proud. This doesn't prevent Eliezer from trying, and I believe he's succeeded pretty well.
jaimeastorga2000: I loved this one, but it doesn't really work if you already know who the characters are... it ruins the twist ending.
Synopsis: Calvin is eighteen and living in England with his folks. Now, he's faced with the task of telling Susie what he's been doing for the past seven years.
Comments: Both an interesting view of Harry Potter from an outside perspective, and a nice, semi-plausible, explanation of Calvin's relationship with Hobbes.
Hanz: I remember reading this quite a while ago. I love how Calvin is not shoehorned into the actual Harry Potter plot in any way, instead having his own adventures while the main plot happens in the background. Even then, he does interact with the side-characters often enough.