Picture this: a hyper, self-absorbed child initially concocts an imaginary friend as the ideal playmate, to whom more realistic qualities soon become attributed. This phantasm becomes a completely separate personality, with his own likes, dislikes, temperament — and the imaginer and the imagined clash and argue constantly, though remaining fast friends.
(Chow, Galvin P. “Fight Club: the Return of Hobbes.” March 11, 2001.)
Marla Singer = Susie Derkins, who Calvin hates and Hobbes sends valentines.
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