Wednesday, June 18, 2014
Guess what--I got a haircut! Woohoo! My mom saw me and immediately commented, "You look just like Tintin!" She's right; my short 'n' flippy blonde 'do is similar to his, and I don't mind the comparison. Volume 2 of The Adventures of Tintin guest-starred in today's photos.
For those who are unfamiliar, Tintin is the crime-fighting "boy reporter" dreamed up in the 1920s by Herge, a Belgian graphic novelist. As a kid I loved Tintin's clever heroism, and giggled along with the antics of his hedonistic dog Snowy and his boozy sidekick Captain Haddock. (Cuthbert Calculus was another favorite.) Unfortunately, recent rereadings have left me astonished at the horrendous amount of racist caricatures. A few of the stories are too cringeworthy to bear. I still enjoy other parts of The Adventures, but it always shakes me to realize how much I missed the first time around.
This exact outfit has been on the blog before. Shhh, don't tell anyone!