Comic books; Not a hobby.

So recently on YouTube (or within the pat year), I saw a video of some guys breaking a CGC case because they don’t like CGC. Fine, whatever, I understand why people do and don’t. However, in the comments section, people were going on about how comic books are not a hobby. Now, I’ve been collecting and reading comics my whole life. I have always called it a ‘hobby’. I have never looked at comic books as literary adventures (although that is a good point), since I save that scholarly title for books such as “Pride and Prejudice” and “A Tale of Two Cities”. Granted, there are comics that are up to literary standards; Watchmen, Persepolis, and Maus. However, if I tried to pass my Detective Comics as such, all of my English teachers would probably burn them on sight.

So I went to www.dictionary.com and looked up the word ‘hobby’:

“an activity or interest pursued for pleasure or relaxation and not as a main occupation: Her hobbies include stamp-collecting and woodcarving.”

Well golly gosh darn to all of you “IT’S NOT A HOBBY” people out there! I totally collect and read comics as a form of pleasure and relaxation, and this is not my main occupation. My main occupation is working at a gym and being a senior in college! Trust me, I’m not doing either for relaxation, even though I do enjoy both a great deal.

-Lauren

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