Peer Preasure!!!lol Poor Superdog
Pressure! My bad! But yes it’s getting better by each passing arc ^^
Peanut clinging to an illusion is so cute. : )
Not even in *my* own fanfic have I ever forgiven such sins.
Yup! that’s cute…
lol! Am liking where this arc is going xD
thats pretty strong peer pressure
Always works. It only takes a thimbleful of peer pressure to do “fun” things with fire and hair X.X
speaking from past experiences there, perhaps? just joking
Yep. Turns out hair burns like a million tiny fuses…
Ah, character reinterpretation, ya gotta love it.
Ahh, this brings back memories of my college days, playing in an absurd D&D alternate world history campaign. And then somehow I got roped into actually running it when the players shifted dimensions.
But I would definitely want Tarot as my GM.
DARNIT, I wish Pridelands were actual books. They sound so cool.
Wait, or is it an actual series? Because that would be awesome.
Well, there is a series called pridelands, but it is EXTREMELY adult… I wouldn’t recommend looking it up
Why not? If the story is good, that shouldn’t matter.
The Pridelands in this comic have nothing to do with the other series called Pridelands.
UHHHHHH………Nevermind………Forget EVERYTHING I just said!!!!
Peanut’s fallen into a comic fan/fanfic trap, but I forget the name of it.
There’s a reason why “fanfiction” is better left to the professionals.
There are people who make a living out of being fans?
the mary sue sindrome?
Is the name of the trap “fan fiction?”
I’m sure there’s a page on it at http://tvtropes.org/ .
This is a job for… Shaenon Garrity! Looks like Peanut is going to need something like this
The more I read this ark, the more I become interested in Pridelands itself!
Tarot doesn’t seem to be having as much fun as everyone else in this game, she just seems to get more and more annoyed due to the further deviation of the actual story. Hope they don’t push it too far! I wish it was Monday tomorrow… ah well I can wait.
Tarot is the outsider. The outsider is the greatest foe of fanfic writers and fanfic because they tend to point out how utterly silly the whims of fans are.
Wait! You mean there ISN’T a secret love affair between Parnok and the Cheetah King? That all the wars weren’t there as a cover for their ravaging luuuuuvre?
I feel cheated!
I wonder what will be Tarot’s opinion about the whole experience after it’s over. So far she clearly isn’t having much fun. For now it kind of makes sense because she has to actually understand the dynamics both the game and the scenario even though she knows the theory behind it all.
Learning isn’t fun until you feel you’re making progress and you get to use your new skill.
I’m really afraid of Tarot’s idea of ‘fun’.
Let some sleeping jokes lie…
I’m not: http://www.housepetscomic.com/2009/10/30/which-plans-witch-plans/
That it’s stupid and she’s never going to waste her powers on such stuff again.
It doesn’t look like Tarot can, say, run out of her powers at all.
Peer pressure? And I thought it was bad in school, they never wanted me to lay siege to a city! Well… I wanted to, but nobody else ever did.
Lol, quote from Tacitus in title. Meaning: “Where they create a desert, they call it peace”. If anyone was wondering. Did you purposely not put ‘Ubi’ at the end? Just wondering.
I gave into peer pressure once. To shoot myself in the leg with a CO2 gun… It hurt =(
The obvious solution to this entire situation is a bout of good old-fashioned super-weaving.
And spinning! But not just spinning, super-spinning.
Seeing where to look and seeing what to see.
Hmmmm… I dont get it can someone explain?
Saso was killed earlyer in the Pridelands serise, but was Peanut’s favorite character (I’m guessing).
Peanut thought up and alternate story in which Saso stays alive, but this has somehow caused a plot-hole in the story.
Peanut liked the character so much that he justified Saso’s actions,
Killing, being war-like into -> wanting peace, and misunderstaning.
As for the Tag-line,
I’m guessing it eludes to the Superman story, when he flew around the earth to bring Lois Lane back to life.
solitudinem faciunt, pacem appellant ?
“they make a desert, and call it peace”
(that’s all I can get out of Google.)
The beauty of this arc is the way to give us a full overview of the Pridelands as if in those old movie trailers back in the ’70s, when a story was condensed in about 10 minutes of clips!
Well, I understand Peanut. Saso looks TOO adorable to ever think of the atrocities commited. |3
talk about ‘minor villain’… Way to go, Saso!
Lol peanut will be peanut~
Hee hee. Funny when he tries to comes up with an excuse to save one minor character.
Well if that isn’t the cutest superhero shrug. ^.^
Valerio, you are so correct. Peanut’s mind = awesome!
Quidquid latine dictum, altum videtur?
Minya! Ah luv this comic! ~^w^~ It’s so adictive, minya! (Like catnip centered chocolate mice)
This strip realy reminds meh of mah beshtesh friend, she’s almost exactly that way in fanfics, ;p She had a ” fan-crush” on Kisame (naruto character) “^w^ He killed many people and was a bit of a… Psycho… “^w^
do tell ME!
I am a long-time fan of Freddy!
Freddy? As in Freddy Crueger? ÒwÓ
Ah like ‘em! He’s phunny. X3 “Welcome to prime time b%&*h”
And then, of course, there’s *Cleve*.
There’s no way to rewrite “Best Seller” to have Cleve live, though. Either *someone* would kill him (as David Matlock did), or he’d be arrested, convicted of murder one, and get the death penalty.
Hmm, it is possible that Saso was under the influence of some external evil force. After all, magic seems to work, in the Pridelands. If so, we could discover that Saso has some important connections some evil clan wanted to be broken in the most effective way…
You mean, just like Dragon Quest VIII? Where the magic staff will posses the bearer and tries to use it’s powers so it could create anothe age of darkness, minya? ÒwÓ
And when the staff is taken away, and the grip of power fades away, that person becomes self aware again? ÓwÒ
With any magical object, it would have been easier for Saso to prove his innocence…
Maybe the key to his dilemma lays in the ruins of Illystos. If this particular event was taken as an example, maybe it was relevant enough to hold clues to the truth.
I also wonder if the hyenas of Pridelands are as matriarchal as in our world. If so, perhaps Saso could ask help from his own mother until he finds proof of his innocence…
Where do ya get allo’da info of Pridelands, nya?
Or am Ah a bad reader, nya! “^w^ *Caugh* (Darn dysl- Destl… LYSDECTIA! “>.< )
*suspenseful music cues*
I also daresay that perhaps Spot is NOT the only one who could’ve seen the truth behind Saso’s actions.
What if, ironically, that lion who used to know him when they were young had kept an eye on him, noticing the sudden change in the hyena’s attitude? For all we know, by now that lion is doing his best to convince his pride to get in touch with Saso, to help him and at the same time avoinding a conflict with the Laughing Face…
Hmm, Spot the arbiter..?
Uh… maybe he didn’t want the people to starve anymore… so he burned them. Burning folks don’t have to worry about starving or something. Uh… yeah.. uh… *points* LOOK! AN OBVIOUS DISTRACTION!
Well, that was weird, my comment didn’t post…
Anyway, Salenstormwing, have you read the webcomic Emergency Exit
And now the link doesn’t work… >.>
They have merchandise that says:
Look! A distraction!
You mean this sort of obvious distraction?
(to get the joke in the last panel, you’ll need to read the previous strip)
Ahh Freefall, one of my favorite comics of all time. But yes, much like that.
Oh no! Look out! That Obvious Distraction is right behind you!
Wow, Frank, we sure do read a lot of the same comics!
First Housepets, then Commander Kitty, and now Freefall! What’s next?
Have you read Narbonic? I mentioned it yesterday at 10:18 AM
Nope. What’s it about?
…never mind, whenever I ask that, I just end up checking it out, anyway. But seeing as how we have similar interests (in comics, anyways) I’m sure I’d like it.
But why don’t you tell me anyway?
Very basically, Helen B. Narbon is a mad scientists (who admits to being mad) and is obsessed with gerbils. Her company, Narbonic Industries, has two lab subj– I mean employees, who are comparatively sane, but still follow their boss in her “take over the world” schemes.
Sunday strips follow a separate continuity, but these affect the main continuity in the end.
This is the greatest problem of any writer: You have to create a full backstory for every character, no matter how minor they may be.
I have a feeling that Peanut will deviate so much from the story that Tarot will “put him in his place”: how she’ll do that, we’ll just have to wait and see.
Hey! That kinda rhymed!
I’m loving the overwrought dialog in Peanut’s fanfic scenario here… “We could fix the world!” XD
Yeah, it’s the polar opposite of “Come over to the dark side. Together, we could take over the world!”
Lol, peer pressure. xD
In the 3rd panel, shouldn’t it read “he was unable to see how that as a POSSIBILITY” instead of “he was unable to see how that as an impossibility”?
No. “Peace through war” is the impossibility.
Unless the war is started by someone else. Remember that small politician with a toothbrush mustache?
To ravage, to slaugher, to userp under false titles, they call empire.
Methinks the truly misguiged person here, is Peanut; with his obsesion to keep the Saso character alive.
…This is why all my fanficion happens AFTER a series ends. -_-
really love how Peanut’s character is showing through in the 4th panel!
The villages were really zombie-infected, and only Saso knew it… if he hadn’t destroyed and sterilized them they’d have taken over the Pridelands.
Look’s like Peanuts got a bad case of “Draco in Leather Pants” syndrome~
I TOLD you there was a page on TvTropes for that!
(it’s a pity Draco didn’t get to stay as a ferret)
Except that, as Rowling explained in Tales of Beetle the Bard due to the way he was turned into a ferret, he would have no memory of his past life.
For Draco, that could be an advantage.
Nope Penut isn’t biased, not one bit. XD
Great job, love that cute naive look of spot. X3
I’m reminded of the Jhereg series, where “everyone knows” that Morrolan sacrificed two villages to his demon goddess. It turns out that he’d actually destroyed two villages of bandits who had raided and killed everyone in his goddess’s temple and the village around it… but he never bothered to explain this because he’d rather be seen as bloodthirsty than apologetic.
I’m amused how he “de-supers” when he got nervous, really– from being Spot to just whitish-Peanut…
Think that’s just the angle.
Lol..I love this comic..
Peanut looks cute in that last panel, I’ve always enjoyed seeing characters stuck in sticky situations – a “pickle” – and watching them try to creatively struggle out of it.
Though how they would get out of a pickle is beyond me… how’d they get there in the first place?!
It amazing what peer pressure can make you do. Any one that made it through high school knows that. and those that didnt…………well whose idea was it to drop out?
Anyways i like how optimistic Peanut is. And Tarot is doing a pretty good job at what shes doing making sure everything fits. I like it
i really like these housepets comic strips.
By the way, Happy Easter every one. I wonder how the water balloon fight is going?
Yeah, I know, they don’t explicitly say they’ll have a water fight this year. But, well, there’s water guns involved so…
Perhaps they’ll have jellied gasoline flamethrower waterguns?
Hey, if they somehow manage to get a house on fire without the use of any such thing, I wonder what would happen if they did.
“Hey, Tarot, I know a prideland is supposed to be hot and all, but don’t you think you’re projecting a bit too much?”
“I’m not doing anything! It’s coming from outside!”
Next we see Bino enter the projection, breathing fire:
“Hey guys, what’s *burp* up?”
Peanut: “Bino!? Why are you breathing fire!?”
Bino: Huh? I dunno, I was just eating this jelly here… *shows jar labelled “Jellied Gas-” – “oline” is faded away*
Tarot: “Oh, that explains it!’
jellied gasoline flamethrower waterguns? would that work?
Tarot can make anything work!
poor tarot, she knows too much!
I was going to bring up Draco in Leather Pants, but someone already did! Anyway it’s hilariously awesome that Peanut would fall for the trope
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