In The Spot Light

Discussion (159) ¬

  1. Majin-Wolf

    Superdog looks awesome in the first panel!!

    • Kamron

      Saso looks awesome in the last panel!!

      • Majin-Wolf

        Indeed and speaking of Saso, does that shock expression of Saso’s remind you of HomeAlone for some reason? :)

        • Noir the Sable

          More Edvard Munch’s “The Scream”, but that’s because I live with a Norwegian minoring in art as a roommate.

          • Frank

            Kevin Macallister’s expression in Home Alone is Edward Munch’s “The Scream”

        • rWolf1991

          Ya I does remind me of Home Alone.

      • Zlashdrive

        Spot looks so awesome in EVERY pannel.

        • Gardevoirian

          But Spot isn’t in the third panel

          • valerio

            the panels in this comic and every other comic’s

          • Argent Stonecutter

            He’s so awesome he’s even awesome in panels he’s not in. He’s so awesome he scares Chuck Norris.

    • Argent Stonecutter

      Saso look pretty awesome in ALL the panels.

  2. Rukral

    Bah, Tarot cheatin, looks like she’s still gotta get the hang of “pretend”

    • Indagare

      I don’t think she’s cheating. She’s simply using the logical conclusion Saso would come to under the same circumstances. Peanut, however, wants to do the explanation of what’s going on.

  3. KzT

    Tarot! You forgot your spoiler tags!

    • Frank

      That’s because she’s only got dog tags to work with :D

      • lolparty


        • techdude300


    • metaceryn

      Tagging within city borders isn’t a good idea, since Hyena City adopted a no-tolerance policy towards graffiti.

      …*runs away*

  4. Thelonious

    Its still “pretend”, after all

  5. rWolf1991

    Tarot found a clue! To solving the mystery Gang!!

    • BlueAnubis

      We need to set a trap so we can catch the monster!

      • Bryan Pope

        rWolf, Blue Anubis, you two have to lure the monster into the bear trap, while i’ll stand over here and look pretty.

        • Hopper200456

          They would have gotten away with it if it wasn’t for those
          metaling kids!!!

        • Max Wolfe

          Wait so Saso’s female…I thought Saso was a male in Spot(Superdog) comic strip D:

          • Solario the Visored

            I think Saso IS male, but since the only other male players, Max and Peanut, are taken up with alternated identities, and since Tarot has to be present in both scenes, she has to play the extra characters, even guys.

  6. johnwolf

    that one i DIDN’T see coming. i was hoping Saso was played as herself but THAT’s cool. Tarot still needs to stop using the power to see the future at these times.

    • Indagare

      She’s not using her powers to see the future; she’s using logic. Unfortunately, Peanut wants to give all the exposition.

      • johnwolf

        logic smogic, she can see the out come before it happens because she is using peanut’s memories to form this Image pojection. she already deducted this from her ability to see the FUTURE. lols

  7. ReCreate

    I thought tarot was a bird. 0.o Anyways, title pun win. :P

    • Pokeblue

      I think she’s just bouncing around between characters, since they have to work with a large cast and there’s only four of them.

  8. Icharus

    Criminy Spot is buff! Give Miles a good arm wrestle, I’ll bet!
    Also lol @ Tarot. Don’t worry, you’ll get the hang of it.

  9. Cannon Fodder

    And the city criminals would’ve gotten away with it too if it wasn’t for those meddling kids and their dog :V

    • AflacMan13

      Their extremely buff and super powered talking dog of super awsomness. (Scooby Doo can go suck eggs Spot is the new mystery solver dog.)

    • Hopper200456

      Thats what I said!LOLOLOLOL!!!

  10. HonorèDerazey

    “Jinkies”? I think this takes place in a earlier time. “Jinkies” is a modern term. So Tarot should also watch her slang to meet the time with takes place in.

    • Frank

      “jinkies”, diminutive for “Jinx”, was used as an expeltive by Daphne from Scooby Doo… 41 years ago. How much “earlier” did you want it?

      • Trefoiler

        Actually, it was Velma, the well-read, orange turtleneck-wearing member of the gang. I should know… I use this term from time to time.

        Speaking of time, there are tribal societies that survive even to the modern day. This could just as easily take place in an (altered) alternate here-and-now. Yet, you have a point, Honoré- it’s doubtful.

      • HonorèDerazey

        As sad as it is, I’ve heard MANY people say “jinkies”…

    • Argent Stonecutter

      Hush you! “Jinkies” is made of awesome!

      • Trefoiler

        I would agree.

  11. Doggard

    Anyway this is getting good

  12. falcon01

    “what would YOU do for a Scooby snack?”

    • BlueAnubis

      Ah come on man! you know I’m trying to quit!

    • NobodyYouKnow

      sung to klondike bar jingle?

  13. Pokeblue

    Lol, nice. I’m sure Tarot will get the hang of this soon.

  14. Cerberus

    So ummm is Saso a girl or is it just that Tarot is currently masqurading(sp) as him? Cuz ive always thought male and all the other hyenas are wearing more or less tribal clothing. Or at least cult member garb with the robes and what not.

  15. BlueAnubis

    it is nigh impossible for me to hear Saso with a voice other than Tarot’s voice in this scene, and I suspect that will be true for the rest of the game.

    I also wonder how she would say “Rot in a croc’s stomach you decrepit sonova-*Spear to the face*”? perhaps something along the lines of “Go get eaten by a croc you big meany head!”

    • Watcher

      I’ve been trying to find that quote for the past hour with no luck.

      I remember it, but I don’t remember where I read it. Do you have a link?

    • AflacMan13

      Wasn’t that Indiana Jones or that one movie where the guy and the girl crash their plane and are all of a sudden stuck in the middle of some treasure hunt in like brazil or something?

    • Ekevoo

      Tarot’s _voice_? What would be it?

      • Argent Stonecutter

        Whoopi Goldberg, alternating between Guinan and Shenzi. :)

        • Ekevoo

          HAHAHAHA! This is PERFECT! Beats Velma in every aspect, including the sarcasm in “Jinkies!” =D

    • NobodyYouKnow

      nigh=”now”, not “not”
      ex. the end is nigh

      • BlueAnubis

        I always heard “nigh” meant “near”

      • FuRrY321

        I think BlueAnubis meant “It is nigh impossible for me not to hear…”

        See what not including one word can do?!

        • Trefoiler

          I do so love this language of ours.

          Anything can make sense if you arrange it correctly!

          • Frank

            There’s a slim chance that I’ll say “fat chance of that”!

  16. Darcin

    So wait. Was Tarot also technically the hyena Spot (Superdog) punched out in the last strip?

    • Frank

      She’s “guiding a little bit of everyone else”. Maybe she wasn’t “in” that hyena, but was more accurately puppeteering him. I don’t know, we’ll have to see if she explains it better as the arc advances

  17. valerio

    Double YUMMY! For the panel one. There’s never enough hotawesomeness :D
    So, now we know that Saso was of the good guys, not a minor villain?
    Also, the way Saso’s drawn in panel onem he looks like he’s got a bad lipsitick smear over his muzzle :P
    Spot keeps looking cute when he’s angry!

  18. thewhitedragon

    Honestly, these mistakes can be easily forgiven.. after all, she can make these “roleplaying” sessions hyperrealistic :P

    • valerio

      not to mention she’s a f—t-timer at playing pretend.
      Really, Peanut should be more considerate -though, after all, he’s never been Spot before ;)

      • Ekevoo

        Peanut is just being a bit overprotective of his little alternate universe, now that other people are living it too. : )
        But I agree with you guys.

      • Frank

        LOL! you bleeped out the ordinal of 1!

        • Valerio

          I cheated :D

          • FuRrY321

            *gack* *no gravvie therefore it means no email address* *gack!*

            Does changing a lowercase to an uppercase suddenly void your Gravvie?! *ACK!*

  19. iSKUNK!

    Uh oh, I think I see where this arc is headed. Peanut’s getting a wee bit too wrapped up in his character… and his friends are starting to feel it.

    Shame that he couldn’t be as laid back about the whole thing as Grape and Max… he could’ve had some real fun with this whole Hyperreal Sensurround thing….

    • Indagare

      I think that Peanut just likes to explain things. His Spot (Superdog) comics have a lot of unnecessary explanations, and he probably has matched Joey in ’supplemental materials’. Naturally, if he’s playing the rescuer he’d like to explain *why* the person needs rescued.

      • Frank

        Quick! hide the “not a chocolate bar or brick, it’s a gun” arrows!

        • FuRrY321

          Actually, I was kinda hoping it’d be a chocolate bar, Imma kinda hungry. :P

  20. Cid

    Jinkies? What’s next, Yoinks? Excellent Scooby reference there. Meh. And why is Tarot playing Saso? Isn’t he male?

    • Frank

      You want them to invite Bino over to play Saso? They’re playing the game (no, not that “the” game, which I must’ve just lost…again) with only four players. With Tarot controlling the mental projection, she’s “guiding a little bit of everyone else”. Basically, she’s the computer, and “everyone else” is a computer-controlled character. However, apparently she needs to physically step in as them when it’s a major character, causing this hilarity

  21. valerio

    Someone else want to rub his back?

    • Frank

      Who’s back? Spot’s? Saso’s? Peanut’s? or (debatably because you used “his”) Tarot’s?

      • NobodyYouKnow

        based on the puddle – scratch that – LAKE of drool at valerios feet, id geuss spot

        • valerio

          Right on the spot! :D

  22. Gaboris

    Tarot realy doesn’t get what acting to the character means right? XD
    Great strip can’t wait the next one. :)

    • Indagare

      Actually, she does. The problem is Peanut wanted to do all the explaining about what’s going on.

  23. Legendario 777

    heh, it has to be Tarot messing with Peanut/Spot’s head again ^ ^ ….

  24. Frank

    Heh. this is funny. Saso with a girly voice. Though I must admit I didn’t remember Tarot was “guiding” him until Peanut called it in Panel 2 (I’m giving spot an amplified version of Peanut’s voice, to match the coolness of the character, if anyone’s wondering)

    • Ekevoo

      Again, voice? Is there some video with voices for them?

      • Argent Stonecutter

        Frank’s talking about the voices in his head.

        • Frank

          Ok, that sounded wrong. I’m going to need a shrink

  25. Hoheh

    Tarot is powerful, cute, and weird. I love it. She’s multitasking too!

    • Hoheh

      AND Scooby Doo, or more specifically, Velma reference! X3

  26. Kume

    panel 1 and panel 2 spot FTW :3

  27. Li

    Lol, peanut’s a godmoder

  28. Ray The Whimsical Lampshade

    Love jinkies and Tarot, this arc makes me wish Pridelands was for real, it seems so cool. I wonder if/how Max and Grape, will stumble upon Peanut/Spot and Tarot/Saso, though M & G have already met Tarot as the bird.

    • Hopper200456

      Lol! What will they think when they see Tarot as another character!!
      “You can’t be two characters Tarot!!!”

  29. FlareKitsune

    Aaaaand picturing Tarot with Velma’s voice.


    • Trefoiler



      • Manix


        • FuRrY321

          I beetz u all!


  30. brostudios

    Maybe Tarot is a little frustrated she doesn’t get to play a better role. Its like the equivilant of pretending to be April O’neil while someone else gets to play Michelangelo.

    • Frank

      Bounarotti? Oh, April O’neal. Green characters . Nevermind.

  31. Argent Stonecutter

    Saso needs a hug!

  32. Zekermeme

    Great. So Peanut is a primadonna and Tarot is a critic.

  33. MrMutt

    xD loved the whole last frame. Love how Tarot’s expression comes out in these other characters.

  34. Hopper200456

    Rick,I love your comic..

    • Ekevoo

      Indeed, me too. :3

      • Majin-Wolf

        Me three!!! ^.^

        • Kume

          Me four!

          • NobodyYouKnow

            i luv it so much, i skip 5.
            me 7!

          • valerio

            We ALL do! 9.999.999…..

          • WingedwolfGirl

            Luv the comic, -infinity. XP

        • FuRrY321

          Darn, can’t beat that…
          ah, what the heck! Yes, I can!

          Love the comic, to alternate dimensions where it is real. How can that not beat infinity?

  35. johnwolf

    you know, if i had the ability to image poject like Tarot i’d do something like this to. imagination and pretend would keep me away from video games. hell i bet video games would be some good insperation for crap like this.

    • Frank

      Most likely the other way around. Your mental projections would inspire some good video games. Hey! I just got a new get-rich-quick scheme!

  36. microbuss

    awesome comic *hits next button* oh darn I hate waiting for next comic ;-)

  37. Frank

    I just noticed those are barrels in the background. Are they still in “the city”?

    • Argent Stonecutter

      They’re in a cellar, it looks like. Probably under a tavern, that being the traditional place for conspirators to hide.

  38. Randomcommenter

    Still no sight of Stripe (who, despite all apperences, is not a cat), Cyborg, or that guy in a dress….

  39. wingedwolfgirl

    Hey! Saso looks cool.

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  41. Jitterbunny

    jinkies! just jinkies!

  42. Rider098

    Wow, to have to look over all of this has got to be putting a strain on Tarot. Hope she can keep this up!

    I shudder to think what may happen if she loses control… O.O

    • Kume

      O.o you probably revealed the whole story arc. XD

  43. MistingWolf

    Oh, no. Scooby-Doo reference >.>

  44. NobodyYouKnow

    watch out! changed ye olde avy!
    (and this time, its not fnar!)

    • FuRrY321

      You haven’t told me –
      what are your avvie’s from?!
      (And sorry if you have; I just don’t feel like looking back for it!)

  45. valerio


  46. Cid

    I’d like to petition for more of this arc. Big Cats and Big Dawgs in barely covering clothes are epic.

    • valerio

      *signs petition*

    • Argent Stonecutter

      Tarot/Saso is too huggable, too.

    • FuRrY321

      *signs petition and agrees with Argent*
      Good, I’m done now, my digital pen’s all out of ink! (Hey, if this were Animal Crossing that would be possible!)

  47. Evanne

    Now I won’t be able to read this without hearing Velma’s voice as Tarot…

  48. FuRrY321

    Is it just me, or are there more readers almost every comic? Either that, or I just take too long to read it, because I keep having to scroll down farther and farther to get to the end of the comments…

    Great, thanks to Evanne now I read Tarot’s voice as Velma!

    Also, I think Tarot is a great actor for Saso! It’s much more interesting when a girl who has delved deep into your mind plays as a boy character! Though I guess it’s kinda creepy too, I mean Peanut encounters each of these characters knowing it’s Tarot, so it’s kinda hard to relate to the character you’re talking to when it’s somebody else. Maybe that’s why it’s so hard for us ‘older’ (or should I say, more mature) people to play pretend; we have a hard time imagining our friend as something else.

  49. CalaverX11

    …wait a minute…is “Pridelands” an ACTUAL book series? o___O

    • Foxstar


    • Stevie Maxwell

      Yes… but it’s not the same. The Pridelands series in this comic is far different from the Kindle version you can find on Amazon.

  50. Andrew tiscareno

    Spot looks awsome as an original person!