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#1 · Posted: 22 Mar 2007 12:02
Hello everyone,

I absolutly love watching tintin programs and books because of its storyline, the artistry and have a relationship with the characters.

But I often wonder to myself am I too old to watch and read tintin books and movies as I am turning 19 years of age.

I sometimes get embarast when people see that I have a collection of posters, books and deesktop backgrounds of tintin.

So I have made this post to ask:

1. How old are you?

2. Do you think there is an age limit to have an interest in tintin?

3. Are you afraid of showing an interest in tintin?

or any other views on the matter?
#2 · Posted: 22 Mar 2007 12:19
Age: 14, about to turn 15.

Age Limit?: Definately not. I've encountered one child who was very determined to prove to me that Tintin was for, in his words, "babies". I heartily disagree. I did use to read Tintin solely because it was entertaining, but now that i'm learning more i'm finding hidden story lines and jokes in the books. For instance, i just studied the Russian Revolution in Modern History, which made 'Tintin in the Land of the Soviets' so much better.

Afraid?: I do get a little embarressed when my girlfriend or some mates come round and see the whole collection of books tucked in my bookcase, but it's what i love and they respect that.

Never think that Tintin is meant for children!! Tintin is enjoyed by people of all ages all over the world! I suspect that without older generations reading the series it will die out eventually. Make sure it doesn't!
#3 · Posted: 22 Mar 2007 13:17
How old are you?

Do you think there is an age limit to have an interest in Tintin?
No, although many seem to think it's only for little kids.

Are you afraid of showing an interest in Tintin?
No, the comics are part of my interests and even though I may be critised for liking them, I don't give a rip what others think (concerning the comics).

or any other views on the matter?

#4 · Posted: 22 Mar 2007 20:19
There's a difference between taking an interest in something in an adult way and in a childish way. Would you say Michael Farr and Harry Thompson were childish because they wrote books on Tintin? Not at all, because they approached it from an adult perspective.

Lets not forget, after all, that Tintin was drawn by an adult, and a very cultured and intelligent adult at that, and he obviously must have loved Tintin himself (otherwise how could he have put up with so much painstaking drawing, drafting, writing and re-drawing?).

Remember, the fear of appearing childish or of being childish is in itself childish.
#5 · Posted: 22 Mar 2007 20:20
So I have made this post to ask:

How old are you?


Do you think there is an age limit to have an interest in tintin?

Considering I am 26 and will not stop anytime soon, I don't think so.

Are you afraid of showing an interest in tintin?

Not really, most people have had an interest in Tintin at some point in their lives, and are quite happy to discuss favourite stories, etc.

or any other views on the matter?

I think you'll find most members here are older than you, not sure who are oldest fan is though
#6 · Posted: 23 Mar 2007 10:04
Hey, come on. We're a billion chidren roleed into one; some with different personalities and some with different interests. I am 14 years old and i got friends who likes Tintin whose the same age as me. I have 70 Tintin wallpapers in my cellphone, including sketches from the Alph-Art. A friend had insulted, not me but Tintin Pornotintin. I was angry as he said that. You call Tintin a porn, you Gooblegeek! My arms were in rage and gave him a good punch. And said, 'Baboon! Ectoplasm! Terrapin!' and all other insults Haddock used to say. Tintin, a name to be fun off! Blistering Barnacles! I would punch that guy again if he insulted Tintin again. Blistering Books!

My friends insulted Tintin again and again. Tintin is just a hero. Now, what touches me most was the fact that Tintin teaches the world about being a big group of humans with different cultures. Tintin taught the world on fair-play of treating people and that's the most touching character that Tintin has.

[Edited by Moderator: combined 2 posts.]
#7 · Posted: 25 Mar 2007 02:01
I am thirteen years old.

I think that there is absolutely no age limit to have an interest in Tintin. I've actually noticed that the majority of the people I know who like Tintin are over 20. Really!

I am definitely not afraid of showing an interest in Tintin. I don't think that anyone could be "too cool"
for Tintin. After all, Tintin is the best!
#8 · Posted: 25 Aug 2007 09:10
1)i am 17

2)there is no such thing as "age limit" for reading tintin. this "age limit" matter is ridiculous.

3)not at all. in fact i am going on trying to get people to try tintin and like them. people who talk of tintin and its fans in low terms are fools themselves.

so my friend, there is no need to feel ashamed of showing interest in tintin. instead you ought to feel proud.
cigars of the beeper
#9 · Posted: 25 Aug 2007 21:51
I am 15, and I do not see that there is an age limit to Tintin, considering That many of the people on this forum are older than me. Also I know two adults who know of Tintin and read Tintin books. One of them is a retired US Army Colonel and the other is a college math professor. (No, Really!) I have not yet ever really been embarrased by Tintin, but I have never had a girlfriend, so when I do I think it will be difficult to tell her about Tintin.
#10 · Posted: 26 Aug 2007 01:07 · Edited by: Tintinrulz
1. How old are you?
24 years old.

2. Do you think there is an age limit to have an interest in Tintin?
No, as long as you can always keep a bit of the 'big kid' of you part throughout life.

3. Are you afraid of showing an interest in Tintin?
No, not at all. In highschool I got paid out a lot because of it, but I didn't care. What I don't like is that some people see graphic novels/comics as just for kids. They are so narrow-minded.
Sure I'm not into Tintin as much as I used too, but he's still my first love when it comes to comics.

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