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Fanfic / Attack of the Teacher Creature

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Attack of the Teacher Creature is the second in garfieldodie's Calvin and Hobbes movie trilogy, following Can You Imagine That? and being his second installment in the Calvinverse.

When Calvin's fun is squashed several times over during summer break, he and Hobbes get fed up with their parents and run away from home, deciding to move into an abandoned school building. There they meet two other refugees and end up battling a bizarre creature which isn't all that it appears to be...

This fic provides examples of:

  • Noodle Incident:
    "I can't believe this!" Calvin said indignantly. "You cause one or two minor riots and a bull stampede, followed by several the water balloon bombs of '98, and the neighbors think you're a troublemaker."
  • Not a Morning Person: Calvin's dad.
    Moe: That's the Teacher Creature's home! Let's just back away slowly.
    Dad: There's no such thing as a Creature.
    Mom: You are when you wake up in the morning.
  • Old School Building: Where the plot takes place.
  • Our Werewolves Are Different: Subverted - it's only a wax statue of a werewolf.
  • Parody Product Placement: Lampshaded:
    "It tastes like a cup of heaven!" he whispered.
    "And it goes down smooooooooth," added Hobbes, quoting the soda ad.
    Sherman was confused. "Is this just an example of product placement?" he asked.
    "Who cares?" Calvin said, taking another gulp. "Fresh, delectable beverages at reasonably cost prices is enough to win me over."
  • The Runaway: Calvin and Hobbes deciding to run away is what kicks off the plot.
  • Scary Shadow Fakeout: Calvin sleeping behind the furnace is mistaken for the monster by Hobbes.
  • The Scream: Calvin, following the above Humiliation Conga.
  • Sdrawkcab Name: "Who ordered the azzip?"
  • Sequel Hook/The End... Or Is It?: Calvin notices the fake Teacher Creature's costume was a normal color (after he and Hobbes had used paint bottles on him), and he denies shooting green gunk out of his wrists... and there's a dark shadow mentioned in the very end of Chapter 7.
  • Shout-Out: Chapter 1 is titled "A Series of SemiUnforunate Events".
  • Sophisticated as Hell:
    Sherman: To quote Albert Einstein, "you stink, and so do your relatives."
    Hobbes: Einstein never said that.
    Sherman: Did too. It's in his theory of relativity.
  • The Stinger: Retro forcing Galaxoid and Nebular to destroy Calvin.
  • Stock "Yuck!": Used a few times.
  • This Is a Drill: Calvin adds a drill to the cardboard box, but it doesn't do anything of use.
  • Unstoppable Rage: Calvin, while fighting the Teacher Creature.
  • Was Too Hard on Him: Calvin's parents feel they've been too hard on Calvin after realizing he ran away.