I Need A Hero

Discussion (177) ¬

  1. Rukral

    Spot the Super dog to the rescue!

  2. Majin-Wolf

    We do need a hero! Superdog looks amazing last panel!! ^^

    • Frank

      We need a hero; someone who, no matter what the odds, will do what’s right! Someone to tell us that the impossible can be possible if…you’re…awesome!

      • Icharus

        And Spot is Be-awesome!

        • Kormiak

          And he is most asuredly NOT re-donkulous!

  3. Frank

    “Mr. Sansweet didn’t ask to be saved. Mr. Sansweet didn’t want to be saved!”

    • EHH

      “Hey! I saved your life!”
      “You didn’t saved my life! You ruined my badass moment!”

      • EHH

        Opps. I meant “save my life”

      • Frank

        “My client has no further comment at this moment”

        • puddy15

          *muffled voice* “Dat’s ju’s c’uz I canna speak at th m-mnt.”

  4. ReCreate

    LOL he ruined the all fun XD

  5. thewhitedragon

    that PUUNCH was very remarkable XD

  6. kuisbright

    You come too early, Spot!

    • Kormiak

      yeah, that’s true, heh,heh…….
      ….Wait…..What’d he just say!?

      • kuisbright

        *nose bleeds*

        • puddy15

          He needs to take (superhero) lessons, then. XD

          • FuRrY321

            Graah! Stupidcommentthingwhycan’tmysisterremembertologoutgraah!!!!

          • Frank

            Let me get this straight: Puddy15 is your sister, and it upsets you to put stupid words in her mouth?

          • Argent Stonecutter

            That’s why you’re supposed to have separate accounts.

          • FuRrY321

            No, that’s why she needs to get her own computer, or, failing that, use a different web browser. Opera saves all information you type in, so if I forget to replace her info with mine, (we do have separate accounts, that’s how there are different gravatars >.>) I end up posting as her.
            And yeah Frank, it does upset me when I do that. :|

          • Argent Stonecutter

            I mean separate accounts on the computer, so that your opera settings and her opera settings are in separate profile/home directories.

          • FuRrY321

            nah, too much work.

            Thanks for the quick reply, BTW. Are you using RSS?

          • FuRrY321

            Forget my previous comment, perhaps I will do that. (Not too much work as in I don’t know how, I do, it’s just I’m thinking maybe she would forget to click on her account when logging in… plus with my computer you’d have to log out of mine first, because having two accounts open at once REALLY slows it down.)

          • Frank

            Don’t know about Argent, but when I answer quickly, it’s usually because (to put it simply) I’ve hit a “writer’s block” in what I’m doing and need to, er, “let of some steam”. So I come here, reply to a few things, and hit the refresh button for a while :)
            It’s quite refreshing when you’re doing an “all nighter”

            So no, I do not use RSS

          • FuRrY321

            How often do you do all-nighters?

            Whoa, I think this is one of the longest discussions-not-related-to-the-comic-by-much I’ve seen in a long time!

          • Argent Stonecutter

            Nah, keeping track of who I’m logged in as at N+1 websites (where N is the number I can actually remember to keep track of, and N+1 is the number I NEED to keep track of) is more work than hitting “switch user”when I sit down.

            No, I don’t use RSS, I just happened to catch your message.

          • Frank

            I used to do all-nighters quite a lot… ’till the effects on my health became visible. Now it’s more of a once-in-a-blue-moon deal

            So Furry, this shows that mine and Argent’s apparently fast replies are ruled the Rule of Chance. That is, the rule that staes that Chance rules! (Gotta love homonyms)

          • Ebly

            guys this is why we have a forum

            just saying

    • Chip Uni

      G’night, everyone!

  7. Frank

    Is it just me, or does the hyena in panel 2 look like Link from Legend of Zelda? (I also think he/she looks like Tarot, but I’m attributing that to more than just physical appearance)

    • Nohbody

      Can’t be, Link is a leftie, Wii abomination aside. :P

      (Seriously, I’m not one of those hyper-fanbois. Deviating from tradition is not the end of the world, people… especially not which hand is used to swing a toy sword :P )

    • Hopper200456

      You are not alone..

    • jack

      Actually Link was ambidexstrous. Remember in the original legend of zelda? If you pointed him right his sword was in his right hand and if you pointed him left it was in his left hand. LOL

  8. GameCobra

    Peanut, don’t be a killjoy </3

    Though i hope he realizes this in the future. poor max :(

    • Frank

      This is the future. We first saw Peanut’s killjoy-ish inclinations here, I think:

      • Frank

        Wow! My unintentional use of the ordinal of 1 was approved in less than three minutes! Does this mean Foxstar is awake?

        • Rick Griffin

          I’m still awake, silly

          • Frank

            Oh. Yeah, I see really now that was silly. Well thanks! Seriously. I should save and quit what I’m doing so I’m not tempted to post more randomness here :) (in my defense, it’s 2AM here)

          • FuRrY321

            Is there a way I can change the time zone on my end, so I see the times in EST?

          • Frank

            Actually, it is in EST right now. It just so happens that the entire East Coast is now in EDT. :)

            If you meant “get it in eastern time, such that it adjusts with DST”, then no, I don’t think that’s possible. From what I’ve seen, the timestamp is stored as text, making conversions difficult from a technical standpoint

          • FuRrY321

            Huh. Okay then, so I just add an hour then? ‘Cuz my latest comment says it was posted at 6:36, when it is actually 7:40 PM here…

      • GameCobra

        Pretty much anything with Spot in it is intended to save the day though. It’s apparantly what Peanut wants.

        The only thing though is it appears Peanut likes to also try the same thing also and save the day whenever he can as Spot, but not realize it’s different when it comes from a comic to playing pretend, which i’m also wondering if that will change!

  9. Frank

    I need a hero! I’m holdin’ out for a hero ’till the end of the night…

  10. Carma

    I need a heroooooo.
    I’m holding out for a herooo til the end of niiight.

  11. falcon01

    Buff-ness contest! I vote for Spot!

    • valerio

      my vote for Spot!

      • Frank

        *Your vote counts double because of your avatar change*

    • Thelonious

      My vote for Max!
      Spot has it too easy. Also, felines rule.

  12. Nohbody

    This is why you have to be sure that anyone you’re roleplaying with understands the concept that the universe doesn’t revolve around them. :P

    (Yes, waaaay too much personal experience on the subject, from the “shafted by the glory hog” position…)

    • FuRrY321

      ’tis why I don’t play pretend. :(

      Mind you, I sort of do, ‘cuz I’m into SFX/game making, so I get to pretend I’m something I’m not!

  13. HonorèDerazey

    Reminds me of that time I was shooting skeet. I was about the shoot 3 out of 3 (which is very hard to do) and right before I was about to shoot the last one my brother runs up and shoots it before I could get it. I was NOT happy. So much so that my dad had to take the gun away from me. >.>

  14. valerio

    there is enough awesomeness here to ignite a star!!

  15. valerio

    Basic rules of heroics engagement:

    1) help a fellow hero
    2) brawl with fellow hero
    3) join forces with fellow hero against common foe
    4) make up

    • GameCobra

      *hands these rule books to Max and Peanut* <__>

    • SamBlob

      This doesn’t necessarily apply to Marvel.

      This definitely does *not* apply to Namor the Sub-Mariner, Wolverine, or The Punisher. They don’t *ever* make up and they often fight *against* the hero right up to the end.

      • valerio

        I said ‘basic’ rules. meaning there are exceptions, right?
        Also, better Max and Peanut make up or there’s going to be bad case of broken friendship here…

      • Darcin

        Aren’t those three more anti-heros than anything else? Couldn’t one even classify Namor as a villain at times, what with his “LET’S INVADE THE SURFACE WORLD” moments?

        • Argent Stonecutter

          Doesn’t EVERYONE have “lets invade the surface world” moments?

          • Frank

            Get elected president and you’ll actually be able to carry them out. You just need to fixate what part of the wolrd “the surface world” is. ;)

          • Argent Stonecutter

            It’s the part outside this prairie-dog hole, silly.

    • puddy15

      Those are the basics of superhero engagement, here are the basics of a superhero’s life:

      4.Journey Home

      So far, we have #1 (Spot (superdog) born from Peanut’s imagination); I don’t know about #2; What’s #3, again?; We’ve yet to see #4; is there a reward for all this trouble?; and #6 we have, but it’s not set in stone.

      • FuRrY321

        Aaaand she goes and does it again while I’m talking on the phone with my friend. >.>

        You’ll know if it’s me (FuRrY321) or my sister (puddy15) depending on if everything is spelled correctly, if the grammar is (relatively) correct, and – obviously – the Gravatars.

  16. JB

    Spot versus Parnok, a competition to see who does the most knockouts.

    • ShadyKitsune

      *Spot knocks out a giant elephant*
      “That still counts as one!”

      • Kormiak

        “Certain death, small chance of success……..What’re we waitin’ for?”

        • BlueAnubis

          Spot: Final count, 42.
          Parnok: 42? Not bad for a cape wearing puppy. I myself am standing pretty on number 43. *Heh heh*
          Spot: *Punches the one Parnok is standing on* 43.
          Parnok: He was already knocked out.
          Spot: He twitched.
          Parnok: He was twithing because I’m standing on his spinal cord!

          • FuRrY321

            lol XD

            Good one.

          • Evanne

            That should be…
            “He was twitching because he’s got my spear in his nervous system!”

            Love the movies, btw :)

      • wingedwolfgirl

        Yay!!! :D

  17. Cid

    Housepets, now with 67% more violence!!

    • valerio

      Housepets!, now with 200% more awesomeness!!

    • Cid

      I mean really, you put two uber buff male main characters in the same conflict arc and the testosterone is just gonna flow. There’s no other way to advance the plot!

      • valerio

        eye candy compensates :D

        • Cid

          Oh definitely. :D

        • Thelonious

          both action and eye candy give this arc a brand new level of awesomeness. I’m more addicted to the comic than ever.

        • Argent Stonecutter

          I don’t care much for Spot and Max, but Tarot as Saso is cute as a button.

          • Valerio

            so true! How could someone so cute burn villages and salt land!?!

  18. Aerix "the Twilight" Spades

    It boke again… Ow Ah know!

    “Stup bickerin’ U 2, there R still some enemies on ze field! Ò.Ó#
    Turn yer aggresion 2 them, nyaha! >:3 ”

    Ah exadently used script comands… “^.^ Siwwy meh!

  19. RockstarRaccoon

    lol. Spot (superdog) is OP. According to Skrawl, when that happens, you need to refer to the rule titled “No. That’s too epic.”

  20. Cid

    I’m in ur plotz pwning ur d00dz

  21. AceyWinters

    Ahah… crossover…

  22. Gaboris

    Spot on the spot to ruin the party of Max! XD
    So bad, yer sooo bad man, poor Max. X3

  23. valerio

    awesomeness test

    • valerio


      • valerio


        • Argent Stonecutter

          Dude, you’re going to use up all the awesomeness.

          • Valerio

            ain’t never enough in this arc.
            (and, only tonight I saw the avatar change worked)

  24. Weaver

    Proof that Peanut is still a kid. I was sure this would happen the moment he ended up playing as Spot instead of someone who would fit into the Pridelands saga.

    And now he shall learn a valuable lesson… or fret and mope. One of the two.

  25. BlueAnubis

    Grape: *shouting from the top of the wall* Seriously! How do you explain that lan- is that Peanut as Spot? That’s it, I’m leaving.

  26. Legendario 777

    stealing the SPOTline, eh ?

    • TallenMF

      Don’t you mean SPOTlight?

      • Legendario 777

        Yes sorry

      • Frank

        Well, I thought ‘e meant “line”. After all, Tarot shortly ago said “I didn’t mean to step on your line”

  27. TallenMF

    OMG YES! I can bet the next few panels will involve Maxwell complaining Spot can’t be in Pridelands…

    • FuRrY321

      “Or Grape,” you point out.

      • FuRrY321

        That was said in 3rd-person RPG-style, like “you got [item]!”

        I think it’s ‘cuz I’m making a game in RPG Maker VX… but it’s the 30-day trial version, so I can’t make a very good game with a long story. :(

        • Frank

          Holy Censors! They made a new RPG maker? I envy you so much!

          • FuRrY321

            Why? It’s only the 30-day trial… and I don’t have a credit card so it’s not like I can use Paypal to buy it… and my ‘rents won’t but if for me unless I somehow come up with the $60 on my own (and that’s hard to do if you got no job! XD).

          • Frank

            I know what you mean. I’ve spent all my time in college trying to save that ammount so I could move my Geocities site before Geocities closed. Let’s just say that the only way to access it now is from my harddrive.

  28. Darcin

    And lo, the Marty Stu arrives.

    • wingedwolfgirl

      Thus, the Pridelands universe fell into…
      a dim shade of gray…

  29. Kamron

    We’re looking at the possiblity of another MAD situation?

    • Frank

      An M.A.D. situation? I thought the cold war was over…

  30. Pogiforce

    I think I see where this is going…

    So far Peanut has hijacked and rewritten an existing character, brought his own character into an existing story, and pretty much meddled in every affair of said story, refusing to let anyone have any of the action.

    He’s a power player. And if this continues, which it looks like it will, he’s going to end up disliked after this. to put it lightly.

    • Frank

      But, for that to happen before the end of the arc, wouldn’t it require Orphanite?

    • Valerio

      or, perhaps, after some brawling, there will be some excuses and making up.
      Peanut will explain he played the ‘power player’ mode because he felt he was being left aside and wanted some spotlight.
      Max and Grape will explain that it wasn’t in their intentions to excluse him though their actions looked like that.
      I hope.
      A broken friendship is such a sad thing :(

      • Thelonious

        I really hope the arc doesn’t develop that simply. Many of us are already fed up of classic morals at the end of everything, just want some action, as Max has said!

    • Argent Stonecutter

      I don’t think that it’s really Peanut’s fault that he showed up as Spot. Tarot sucked the scenario out of his memories.

      • Thelonious

        Maybe you’re right, but I thought Tarot took from Peanut’s head only those things HE wanted her to project.
        I think this discussion is turning quite nerdy BTW ^^U.
        I haven’t practise my English in a while now, so I forgot many terms… What’s a “powerplayer”?

        • Nohbody

          “Powergamer” (same basic thing) is someone who, basically, steals all the action, ultimately making it so they’re the only one that counts. More extreme examples than what Spot/Peanut is showing include posing the other person’s actions for them, posing that any actions taken against them have no effect, and basically making their character a totally fault- and weakness-free invincible superhero.

  31. puddy15

    spot really needs to realize when people need saving and when they don’t.

    • Valerio

      when SPOT’s around, who doesn’t need saving? :D

      • Puddy15

        you have a point there!

  32. anthroguy101

    I need a hero
    To save my life
    A hero to save me
    Just in time

  33. FuRrY321

    I need a hero to save me now
    I need a hero, save me now
    I need a hero to save my life
    A hero will save me just in time

  34. puddy15

    or a hero will just ignore you like i’m doing!!

  35. wingedwolfgirl

    Every panel in this page is total Epicness!!! :D

  36. Argent Stonecutter

    Still got the studio lighting, I see.

    • Frank

      Nah, it’s just a spot(superdog)light!

  37. Randomcommenter

    I hate it when noobs steal your kills!!!!

  38. iHavezMyBirdo

    Glory hog. But then that won’t make sense; he’s a dog o-o

  39. Lax

    Spot (Peaunut) is just selfish. A real stage stealer

  40. Cingal

    … Wasn’t it night a moment ago!?

    • Frank

      It stil is; we got studio lighting and Spot-lights

    • puddy15

      there are also a few “stage” lights too!!!
      don’t forget the moons bright glow!!!!

      • FuRrY321

        No, that’s what “studio lighting” is, sis. <.<

  41. Billy MT

    Kill theft! Who’ll get the bandit drops? XD

  42. Argent Stonecutter

    Surprised I haven’t seen anyone adopt Max in frame 2 as an avatar.

    • Thelonious

      I’d rather use the 3rd frame of the previous strip. That oblivious look looks cute for some reason.

      • FuRrY321

        Then why don’t you? :?

        • Thelonious

          pure ol’ classic lazyness. Don’t really care for avatars, but thanks for the interest!

  43. FoxBlood

    Spot comes to steal the fun…Save the day!!!

  44. Aerix "the Twilight" Spades

    Ah think that Peanut just as Grape and Max, just want to play a character that they specificity like, nya!
    But Peanut is such a big fan of the Pridelands that he made a fan based situashun of it, and thus tries to place a role of his own made character in teh story-line.
    Me and mah beshtesh friend do that allot 2 ya know, nyaha! X3 And besides, allot of peeps do it as well wif their fav movie, comic or cartoon, minya!
    The only prob is that Max and Grape did nut think that Peanut would include a fan based story-line of his own in this RP “^w^ Ah tink that Max an Grape will scold ‘im for it “^w^

  45. Justice193

    love the dramatic “spot” light :D

    • FuRrY321

      Most overused (yet still awesome) saying EVA!

      Totally unrelated:
      The clouds outside my bedroom window all look like the Covenant’s CCS-class Battle Cruisers.
      Stupid Halo Reach fever. >.>

      • Justice193

        sue me, I was busy and only took the time to browse the posts… surprised I missed it though XD.

  46. Bamith Superqweadsf the 3rd

    i might as well say one thing… you say anything that i remember from the past 300 video games ive beaten ( 250 of em rented so ive saved like $10,000 ) also my new name is a combination of 3 usernames i use for e-mails and gaming accounts, i got like 40 accounts on ijji.com and like 30 emails ive made i havent used in the past 7 months… also i just rented just cause 2 LET THE CHAOS BEGIN~ also my 5th xbox this year broke so no splinter cell game… why is it my super nintendo is wroking great after 2 decades and my xboxes break in a month? and i aint an xbox hater… i just prefer the reliability of the PS3 ok enough talking back to destruction…

    • Frank

      why is it my super nintendo is wroking great after 2 decades and my xboxes break in a month?

      Things were made to last back then. Part of the modern technological revolution is possible because we’ve found cheaper materials. Cheaper in both senses of the word

  47. Bamith Superqweadsf the 3rd

    i talk to much .-.

    • FuRrY321

      You also didn’t complete your initial thought: “You say anything I remember from the past 300 video games I’ve beaten…”
      What happens then?

      • Argent Stonecutter

        A pot of petunias falls through the roof, just missing you. You look up just in time to see the sperm whale plummeting from the clouds. Quick! Which way do you run?

        • Frank

          There’s only one way to save yourself! You must activate the infinite improability drive!

          • valerio

            Then you’ll be turned into a giant vall of yarn!

          • Argent Stonecutter

            The infinite improbability drive deposits you at a muddy beach in the middle of the Florida Keys. You’re also a penguin. The snuffling noises from the mangroves sound JUST like a polar bear.

          • FuRrY321

            You freeze, but remember you are a penguin, and therefore you shouldn’t be cold. So you waddle away slowly, until you fall backwards into a hole in the ice.

          • Frank

            Ice? In the Florida Keys? I don’t think that happen even last winter! That means you certainly have grasped well the idea of the infinite improbability drive! Could I interest you in writing a sequel to The Hitchhiker’s Guide to the Galaxy?

          • Argent Stonecutter

            It’s not ice, it’s a big fake snowfield make of polystyrene foam. And the polar bear is… a polar bear. It’s filling out an environmental impact statement.

          • FuRrY321

            Meh. Go blame it on the sun, polar bear.
            What’s a polar bear doing in Florida Keys, anyway? :?

          • FuRrY321

            Or rather, why’s he filling out the statement there?

          • Thelonious

            Wow there’s a lot of Hitchhicker’s fans here! :D Marvin FTW

  48. MelSkunk

    “Peaaannnut, no godmoding!”

    • kuisbright

      Yes, god mod is bad!

  49. Bamith Superqweadsf

    i was gonna write something explaining wha i forgot to say up there and then some… but since almost midnight ill save it for around 5 am and so i dont get kicked off like last time for the use of worthless commenting…… also i no longer now have a 3rd in my name cuz it was tacky

  50. Fuzzypaws

    They should kick Peanut’s butt for being a dork. :3

    • valerio

      the poor doggie!!! OK, so he interfered, but it was the kitties who killjoyed him f–t! And this is HIS alternate universe, hm?

      • Thelonious

        He’s being too selfish spoiling all the fun. Sure it fits with his childish character, but that’s no excuse. The fact that the virtual world they’re playing in comes from his mental projections isn’t an excuse either.
        The cats just took an improvised break without telling him, no big deal.
        Well that’s just my opinion ^^U

    • Frank

      You want to punish Peanut’s butt? Take him to Grape’s vet!

  51. Frank

    Okay. So we got an extra day. So while we’re at it, am I the only one who thinks it’s wierd that Parnok’s pads are pink? I think lions’ pads are black http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/File:India_Animals.jpg (which, Mark Stanley explains, happens when they walk on rough terrain) but, of course, all the cats so far have had pink pads, so those may be Max’s, not Parnok’s

  52. Frank

    aw, man! I broke the comments page! Page 1 is at http://www.housepetscomic.com/2010/04/07/i-need-a-hero/comment-page-1/ for when the “previous comments” link disappears

    You’d think this would’ve happened sooner. You know, with 148 comments and all

  53. Profesor Rod

    Now, Imaginate Spot (Superdog) saying his lines with the manliest voice :o ~

  54. Nia

    Alright! Cut! Cut! Peanut! Your supposed to enter the fight Maxwell is near death and THEN save him! Let’s take it from the top people! Take 34!

  55. valerio

    A sudden image occurs.
    Spot and Parnok give life to a heated discussion.
    Spot gives out a torrent of fire breath.

  56. Solario the Visored

    Heeeere he comes to save the daaaaaayy!! :D

  57. J.J.

    Join us next week when Spot is heard saying, “Sorry…, er.., Sorry.”

  58. Zekermeme

    Peanut and Maxwell are both REALLY BAD AT THIS.

  59. Cid

    who’s to say it’s not an extra month! WOOOOOO

    • Frank

      Uh, if this is in response to my comment, I meant that (since Rick said here http://www.housepetscomic.com/2010/04/08/no-comic that he might post it on Saturday) we had at least one more day of waiting, and thus we “get” another day to discuss Wednesday’s strip.