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  1. Majin-Wolf

    About time we see these two!! ^^

    • HonorèDerazey

      … Why are you the first to reply all the time?

      • Lupin the Vapour

        Because Majin is awesome, that’s all we can reveal to the public. And genetic engineering had NOTHING to do with it….

        • HonorèDerazey

          *Pulls out shotgun and pumps it* That genetic engineering best not have anything to do with turning into a zombie!

          • Lupin the Vapour

            Oh no, that was m.. HIM v^Points at rWolf^v

          • Gaboris

            What doesn’t have anything to do with turning into a zombie? Viruses, gen. eng., the underworld got too crouded, wierd hornet larvas… ppl just not gettin enough sleep. XD

        • rWolf1991

          Ya it’s not like he has a computer hardwired into him or anything.

        • Majin-Wolf

          Ah Thanks Lupin your awesome too! ;-)

          No HonorèDerazey *gasp* not you too Lupin don’t kill me I didn’t do anything wrong! 0.0 *Hides inside Snake’s box*

          • Gaboris

            Come on man, cough it up, we ALL know. XD

          • HonorèDerazey



            …*Machine Guns Silver Snake box*

      • Frank

        Here’s my hypothesis:
        11:59
        us: “comic’s about to go up! yay! I’ll check it in a moment…”
        Majin-wolf: “Refresh! Refresh! Refresh!”
        12:00
        us: “comic went up! Let’s read it!”
        Majin-wolf: “Panel 1 has Tiger and Marvin. Let’s post about that”
        12:01
        us: “finished reading the comic! Wait, there’s already a comment?”
        Majin-wolf: “My work’s done. Let’s start reading the comic!”

        • Dissension

          I had posted basically this, but it got deleted.

          Oh, but I also offered an alternate hypothesis that he might be a witch.

        • Squival

          I would like to fund your hypothesis Frank, and see the results you can obtain from some carefully planned research. I expect the outline for your proposal by next week.

          • Frank

            Let’s see, I’ll need 10 voulunteers for the sample to be statistically representational (Rick says “most” of the comments are posted by 11 people). I’ll need 10 webcams to monitor them and 10 timers to keep the monitoring down to the 11:59 — 12:01 period. I’ll also need a computer with advanced image-processing capabilities to seive through the filmings and generate the statistics, and a statistics-processing software. That’s probably at most 10 thousand Euros. Samples will be gathered for 10 weeks, and I’ll need an additional 10 to process them. Contact me within the next 10 days.

          • Gaboris

            Ummmm… Heck why not? XD
            I’m in, I’ll get the comp off of my roommates body and I’ll make the progs myself and we’re all done for the show.
            Commenters obey to the call! X3

          • Majin-Wolf

            *Facepalm* Aiiee-yaaaahh! People is just Housepets, an awesome PG experience! ◕ ◡ ◕

          • Dissension

            I’ll heed the call! *gets into test subject mode*

          • HonorèDerazey

            That’s a lot Frank. Obviously some manual calculations will have to be done. The only thing I can advise is DO NOT divide 0 by 0 inside. This is what happened to my house the last time I did that:

            http://farm1.static.flickr.com/10/15116655_caa89981c4.jpg

        • Kamron

          You take a full minute to read every strip?

  2. Dissension

    Too true, Tiger, too true!

  3. Sleet

    I was expecting self-depreciation after the first panel. Guess I was surprised.

    Also, too bad it says “one-off.” One page involving Tiger is never enough.

    • Sleet

      Oh darn, I accidentally said the F-word. Now I need to wait for moderation.

      • HonorèDerazey

        LOL. I thought you actually said the F- word. xD

        • FuRrY321

          Yeah, I went and double-checked too.

      • Frank

        Heh. Here at Housepets, “The F word” has a whole different meaning :)

        • wingedwolfgirl

          Yea, it’s sortta like… The Game. XD

          • Ki

            …I hate you.

        • ShadyKitsune

          … I don’t get it.

          • Tom Flapwell

            They’re talking about a word that rhymes with “burst.” In most other places, “the F-word” is something more profane.

  4. IceKitsune

    Yay Tiger and Marvin Filler

  5. Eric

    Is Marvin surprised Tiger would read something as responsible as a newspaper, or just generally surprised that newspapers still exist?

    • Dissension

      I remember the ‘newspapers are dead’ debates we’d have in broadcast journalism classes. Good times, good times.

      They were especially interesting because all the journalism professors (save one) were former newspaper editors.

      • wingedwolfgirl

        My bro was promised “paper-less offices” as a kid.
        Sooo, where are these?

    • FuRrY321

      Newspapers should (eventually*) fade out due to devices such as the eBook readers and Apple’s new iPad, since they are already starting to put magazines on it.

      *Like, in the next 5 years, at least.

      • Frank

        I heard they wre going for “digital paper”, which very basically means we’ll get newspapers that act like they do in Harry Potter

        • Gaboris

          Yeah technicly they have somethin like that but it’s rather a flexible screen and is used by a special e-book gadget. :)

      • Kamron

        In my opinion– they shouldn’t– but they will. All you kids like your digital stuff. Me, I enjoy the smell of ink on paper.

        • Arcum

          I do like having a physical copy of something I want to read. At least I wont have to worry about the sun being too bright for my screen or have no battery to read what I want. Its also easier to put places than something very stiff if your on the go. I find it more reliable in this form more than as a technological copy.

          problem is that its much less money to just copy information over or just stream data though a cable then to print out a lot of copies on may pieces of paper using so much ink in the process. Its just more cost effective and uses less of some resources this way.

        • Sleet

          Newspaper comics should at least should fade out of existence. Gone are the days of as-broad-appeal-as-possible comics. Foxtrot is really the only broad-appeal comic that works anymore, and pretty much every other comic except Non-Sequitur would work fine as a webcomic (and already does). Non-Sequitur would work, but its author wouldn’t “stoop that low.”

        • Ki

          I, for one, will never use an eBook, or whatever it is. Give me a book made of paper and ink, not circuits and lights.

          Newspapers, however, I could care less about. I get my info from the TV

      • Arcum

        That may take a while though. There are still a few people that don’t use technology like a computer on a regular basis. Yes our society is now very well based around it but in a way newspapers are like a safety net for either people with electronic malfunctions( possibly no power for said electronic devices) or for people who just don’t know/ want to know how to use such devices. I can see it becoming much less subscription based and more vender based though in the more to near future and even the venders I could see becoming less common.

        This is how I see things anyway.

        • FuRrY321

          As for the no-power thing:
          people could just buy one of those hand-crank generators and become bodybuilders! :D

  6. ReCreate

    why are one-offs always tiger and marvin? just wondering…

  7. BlueAnubis

    Ah, Tiger, your level of questionable sanity is so reminicent of my own, it’s uncanny.

  8. HonorèDerazey

    Yeah Tiger, and I wanted Terminator 3 to be good but always don’t get what we want. >=/

    • Frank

      And Argent wanted an actual 4th Indiana Jones, but the world just doesn’t always work the way you’d like it.

      • Argent Stonecutter

        Not to mention the movie that must never be mentioned.

        • Gaboris

          What’s that? DO tell! Do TELL! X3

          • Argent Stonecutter

            No! It must never be mentioned! It does not exist! It can’t, the fabric of the universe is in peril!

            The fabric of the universe, by the way, is mostly denim with brass rivets and double-stitched cotton seams. Except for where it’s held together by the Force.

          • Gaboris

            Awwww… :’( (Not even a hint? :3)
            So does that mean ya can knit? XD
            SW reference WHOO! :D

          • Argent Stonecutter

            I don’t know if knitting cosmic strings is all that safe. Stick to macrame with *good* leather gloves, or cosmic duct tape (it has a light side, and a dark side, and binds the galaxies together).

          • Gaboris

            Kay-kay I’m beaten there. XD
            Well now that’s some special duck tape. X3

          • Argent Stonecutter

            That’s what the Force is. Cosmic duck tape.

            * Light Side – check
            * Dark Side – check
            * Binds the galaxies together – that’s duck tape all right.

        • Aerix "the Twilight" Spades

          Ah agree! Teh horror… TEH HORROR! O.o

  9. Res

    Very nice reference to Foxtrot in the first panel

  10. Cid

    Oh please, fanfiction is only fanfiction if the original author copies it and claims it as his via intellectual property :D

  11. Gaboris

    You see the funny thing is that that’s the reason why every second guy starts a story them selves, since they are too impatient to wait for others or just doesn’t like the idea of someone else saying where the story will go… SOOOooo we could say that Tiger’s a better man (dog) then most… if we don count that he may be a psycho. XD

    • HonorèDerazey

      Oh hi Gaboris! Can I call you Gaby shorts? =P

      • Gaboris

        Hoy! :D
        Fine by me. (Yaaay someone asked if he can call me names.) :3

        • HonorèDerazey

          I actually got that idea from being on Kongregate. I go by DeSallo on there and someone asked me if they could call me Sally.

          • Gaboris

            You gave the ball away so they just had to score it. XD
            BTW here in Hungary the nickname for my name (Gábor) is Gabi and thought they have somethin similar in english for it just with a “y”. :)

          • HonorèDerazey

            Yeah, I left a comment on your YouTube channel about you being from Hungry. =)

          • Frank

            He’s teasing you Gaboris. “Gaby” is short for “Gabriela”, a girl’s name

          • Gaboris

            … Wow so they have the same vers in english like in hungarian, that’s funny. XD
            Gabi is also short for Gabriella and Gábor… we just don’ make fun of it. XD

          • Frank

            Uh, actually Gabriela is a Spansh name, the female form of Gabriel (which, in turn, is a biblical name from the whole “origin of Christmas” part). The short form of Gabriel is usually Gabe or (if the person is a Spanish-speaker) Gabo.

          • Gaboris

            Didn’ know about the Spanish origins, but I know about the rest. It is my name and all. ;)

  12. ShiLin

    So after this Tiger is going to…………
    eat all the pizza?

  13. Lupus

    Maybe we’ll see more of King, Sasha and Fox…? :3 They seem to be somewhat of a group now…

  14. Frank

    There was another comic that made joke like the one in the second panel. It went
    crabby dude: Why does the paper write about all this stuff? I don’t care about it!
    sane dude: Uh, you do know that not all the stories in the paper aren’t oriented at you, right?
    crabby dude: THEN WHAT ARE THEY DOING IN MY PAPER?

    And a Real Life experience similar to the last panel:
    Me: Whoah, it took me six hours to write this, and it takes only six minutes to read it!
    My dad: Lo and behold, you have just discovered the secret of why there’s more readers than writers ;)

    So, yeah, you could say I enjoyed today’s strip :)

    • Gaboris

      Yeah, now that’s a classic. XD
      And your dad just said the smartest response anyone could’ve made there. X3
      BTW nice job on Photobucket. ;)

      • Argent Stonecutter

        What’s even better is when you write a program in six hours that takes six milliseconds to run. :)

        • Gaboris

          I’m writing a JAVA app for the second day now and it still only blinks once… Yeah I know how that is. XD

        • Aerix "the Twilight" Spades

          Ah agree, Ah used to be workin’ on an RPG fur teh PC… It took meh 8 hours too just try to fix a cutchene… “-_- And Ah still manage to forget a sertain group of scripts after ward…
          And Ah only ended wif a demo, that Ah only shared between friends… Mao… /._.\

          • Argent Stonecutter

            RPG to me is a kind of batch COBOL.

          • Aerix "the Twilight" Spades

            Hmmm… Well ah used a purrr-ity ol’ RPG maker fur it, nya! ;p
            So yeah, it’s a batch of simple 2d pictures, midi’s, MP3’s and simple yava scripts to make the in game scripting posible, nya! ~^w^~

          • Argent Stonecutter

            When I had to care about RPG, “2d pictures” on a computer meant “ascii art snoopy calendar”.

          • Aerix "the Twilight" Spades

            lol Nah, Ah meant 8 to 16 bit BMP, converted into chip-sets of characters, monsters and object, nya! ;p
            Ah made a cheap sceet monster, ripped off from one of teh Poki-manz game… (Ahm so darn cheap) Ah made teh Missingno glitch, but Ah wanted to use it as an optional boss so that you can get Ultra rare pieces of equipments (Buggie Pants or Binary sword ;p ), minya! ;p

          • Gaboris

            I also used RPG-maker 2K to make a game but after FIVE years it’s still in the making of ademo… cuz after a few months my bro deleted all my work cuz it was “fragmented” and couldn’t get myself to do more then reconstruct from a different save(a month old). XP

          • Aerix "the Twilight" Spades

            lol, What R brothers good fur any how! >:3
            But Ah just lost interes in maken’ teh RPG, it took 2 mch time, what Ah realy didn’t had thnx ta school, mao! >:3

        • Frank

          Get an older computer Argent. It should make you feel better :D

      • Frank

        Thanks, though I just put it in my name to avoid having to repeat Friday’s discussion
        http://www.housepetscomic.com/2010/04/30/just-friends/#comment-24895

  15. FuRrY321

    I missed these two, but there’s something strange about this strip…
    I mean, after the mushiness of the last strip, I was kinda expecting a gradual fade back into the comedy…
    But Rick delivers, and I bet we get to see either Grape walking Max home or Grape as she says goodbye to Max in the next few strips.

    …”But Rick delivers”…
    which means that he can do whatever he wants :D

  16. Frank

    Is it just me, or does Marvin look younger in today’s strip?

    • Gaboris

      Yeah he does… maybe cuz of the cute childish look. :)

    • FuRrY321

      People seem different when you haven’t seen ‘em in a while.

      • Gaboris

        That’s tru, but not here. He’s pic is right under the strip who knows since when so we did see him almost all the time. :)

  17. FuRrY321

    By the way, how many people took advantage of Free Comic Book Day May 1?

    The f-rst Saturday of every May (dang this is hard not saying it) is International FCBD.
    Though it’s too late if you missed it, you can check if your local comic shop takes part (they better) over at http://www.freecomicbookday.com/

    I know Housepets! is a webcomic, but I wonder if Rick made any appearances?

    • wingedwolfgirl

      Therewasa…free …comic …book …day?
      *bangs head into wall*

  18. Naylorfan90

    Hmm, could this be a “subtle” critique of fanfiction?

    I’M SORRY RICK! I wasn’t planning on writing it, I swear!

  19. FlareKitsune

    Oh come on, fanfiction can’t hurt that much.

    And a bit off topic, how many comments did we break on the last one?

    • Argent Stonecutter

      588

      • wingedwolfgirl

        Sweet.
        those are my two fav #’s

        • Frank

          Your two favorite numbers are “five hundred” and “eighty-eight”?

          • wingedwolfgirl

            5…and 8.

          • FuRrY321

            …and 8. If he was talking about digits, then yes. But he was talking about the individual numbers he so keenly spotted, so..

  20. 00lizard

    I love the different facial expressions these two present in today’s comic. It’s interesting to ignore the speech bubbles and just look at their faces. Also, Marvin looks so cute n’ cuddly in the 3rd panel. :P

  21. Humey

    Well this is just a strip away from the story arc because if you can’t tell he’s probably really tired of getting people telling him what they want to see and how the story should go and blah blah blah and he’s telling you that if you don’t like how the story arcs ending you can go make your own fanfiction. You are Tiger, he is Marvin.

  22. Ace

    I’ve honestly got mixed feelings about fanfiction any more…

  23. mc_hollis

    I feel the same way as Tiger does.

  24. Aerix "the Twilight" Spades

    Fanfics should only be made for personal entertainment, nya! >:3
    And you should abide teh no. 1 rule of fanficing, minya!

    DUN GO MARY SUE-ING TEH FRIGGIN’ STORYLINE, MINYA! >.<

    • Naylorfan90

      Yes! And teh no. 2 rule of fanficting (at least in my opinion):

      No silly/unbelievable pairings!

      Example: Peanut/Sasha.

      • Aerix "the Twilight" Spades

        lol exactamondo, nya! >:3
        Or Grape and Joey… Why did Ah mention tha… *Shudders*
        He would propably try to wear her scin… O.O

        • Naylorfan90

          >.>

          This sounds like the beginning for a forum discussion. Wierdest pairings, meow!

          • Aerix "the Twilight" Spades

            O.o Oh noes… Take it from meh, if we do that, teh entire interwebs is gonna crash from the blasphemies, mao! *Shudders again* He would REALY try to wear her skin… O.O

          • Kamron

            Bino + Spo

          • FuRrY321

            Great. Give me nightmares, why don’t you.
            Seeing how I have school tomorrow and it’s 10:30 and I get up at 6, I shouldn’t even be ON here right now, but Housepets! is just too awesome to ignore.

            Kinda like the Halo Reach beta, which reminds me, has anyone been playing?

        • Pokeblue

          There’s a term for that, I think that’s called “Crack Pairing”.

          Speaking of which, now that you mention that, it does sound…creepy, if you’ll allow me to use that word.

        • Sleet

          My favorite is Spo and Saso. That’s pretty much as absurd as they get.

        • Aerix "the Twilight" Spades

          What is it wif U people wif Spo? >:3
          Or do ya’ll just whant him to have more screen time, nya? ;p
          Kuz Ah like tha little mouse 2, but not in the way to couple em to any random character though… “^w^
          A like em on a semmich, minya! ÒwÓ

      • Frank

        That a wierd shipment alright… a shipment of fail

  25. HonorèDerazey

    BTW, are they standing behind a table or something? If it is then Tiger isn’t even using it to set down his newspaper. Is that just filler for the panel?

  26. wingedwolfgirl

    That’s right Tiger, u don’t want to go TOO far! XD

  27. Pokeblue

    Lol, good to see these two again.

  28. Argent Stonecutter

    Where’s the rabbit?

    • SamBlob

      Maybe Marvin ate him?

      • Gaboris

        Or he’s just not in the room at the moment. XD

    • wingedwolfgirl

      He’s King of the woodland creatures noaw,
      remember?

    • Frank

      “Don’t mwake any noise. I’m lookin’ fo’ a wabbits”

      • FuRrY321

        You should also look for a grammar/English teacher, Elmer Fudgesicle. Mine’s available (I think) :)

  29. Manic

    Wow, 115 comments the first day the new strip is up. Can’t blame them. This comic is so good I’ve read it twice all the way through now!

    • HunkRlz

      Same here, it’s nice to go back and read it from the start! I don’t think we can reach the 200 mark!

  30. Lutrinae

    I read a book called runt once, my fav book ever. is that what they are talking about?

  31. J.J.

    Well, well, well… some Puppy’s a GRUMP.

  32. Profesor Rod

    Oh, Tiger ~__~

  33. Hijack

    I’m pretty sure this is about two panels away from gettin’ jiggy with the fourth wall.

    • Argent Stonecutter

      o_O ;;;

      • Gaboris

        Ummmm… I don get it. XP

      • HunkRlz

        Eh….I don’t get it either! -_-

      • FuRrY321

        I think it’s just how he phrased it XD

    • psychoJoker36

      Or Tiger starts yelling at Rick. That would be scarey

  34. Typhon

    I laughed at the cover of the newspaper. Reminds of when Uwe Boll challenged his critics to a boxing match.

  35. Authur

    …so why is the background always very slowly spinning?