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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.

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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 and 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. Calvin and Hobbes III: Double Trouble and Trouble Island have also been rewritten, with numerous in-between stories such as The Collective building up towards a climactic final confrontation in the upcoming rewritten version of Retro Chill.

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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) 
  • Can You Imagine That? – "Now set immediately after the final strip. I like to imagine this as an experimental TV movie the network was attempting before actually going ahead with a movie. Upon outstanding viewing figures for this, they commission..."
  • Calvin and Hobbes: the Movie – First introducing the aliens.
  • Calvin and Hobbes: the Series: Seasons 1 - 4 – "The first season probably needs a rewrite. Attack of the Teacher Creature would be rewritten to take place during this season, re-purposed as a TV movie. All other seasons would proceed as they are."
  • Christmas with Calvin and Hobbes
  • Season 5: Part 1
  • Wildlife From Beyond – Takes place during Season 5
  • Season 5: Part 2 – ending the Series
  • Calvin and Hobbes II: Lost at Sea – rewritten
  • The Luna Syndicate – complete
  • The Collective – complete
  • The Final Grade – complete
  • Escape to Nowhere – complete
  • Calvin and Hobbes III: Double Trouble – rewritten
  • Which Way is Where?
  • Trouble Island – rewritten
  • Calvin and Hobbes IV: Retro Chill – rewrite in process
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
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The Pez Dispenser and the Reign of Terror.

This series is the Trope Namer for:


Common tropes in the stories include:

Alternative Title(s): Swing 123 And Garfieldodies Calvinverse

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