RUN KING RUN!!!!!!!
King press R or Z twice!
Nonono, it’s tilt the whole system! Or is it press L or R?
Darnit, now the 3DS has got me all confused.
They cut the hard line its a trap get out!!! “Oh no”
Oh ship. :O
OH SNAP XD
oh bumbaskets … <.< – er…
black txt bubble…
Black text bubbles are mean. Last time I ran into one, it talked to me in a deepish like voice
I AM REMINDED OF THE DISCWORLD’S DEATH.
I think it is a mental projection, like telepathy. ref:FoxFire Chronicles >> http://www.ariannia.com/2006/04/04262006/
Could be. Tarot’s is black and green:
It just doesn’t work withou the black speech bubbles
Was his plans to crash a barbeque? kind a lame super evil plan…
no, i’m pretty sure he’s there to kill tarot
He could just be there to return King to being Joel…naturally a great time for that as there are a bunch of K9 cops right there to nail him not to mention Fox who stated an intent to get Joel back for the kidnapping if he ever showed his face around Babylon Gardens again.
Or maybe the real plan will come to light. Was King indeed “proof of concept” for the destruction of the entire human race? Or is it much larger than that, the end of all who don’t know love in their hearts…
If he wanted to revert King back, why is he so persistant on telling him to stay home?
Unless it’s to make him want to go to the party even more! Ha, I’m a genius
It’s that old Xanatos Gambit again. No matter what Joel/King does, Pete wins?
I dunno, Pete looks really mad. Then again, it could just be that he’s in full Gryphon form (spelling it like that to differentiate from the author), and that’s just what his eyes look like.
I think Pete actually meant for King to stay at home. He just wanted him to. How would you feel, if you were a supernatural creature of mischief and chaos who was also the owner of a disobedient Corgi?
If I were a supernatural creature of mischief and chaos I could do a better job of keeping King under control than just sticking him in an easily broken cage.
Spelling to differentiate from the author?
I think there is pretty little chance of Pete assuming the form of the author!
Well, just as long as Rick doesn’t make it all confusing and add in another Gryphon by the same name. Though that would be interesting for a cameo!
He did say the Gryphon was his brother’s idea.
Maybe his brother will be the other Griffin to appear?
(yes, I know, the puns. Sorry)
Pete’s Back… And he’s going to kill King
That would be extremely dramatic – and a classic thing to do with a character who’s acquired a fair amount of sympathy if Rick wants to really establish Pete as a villian – but I hope not. I think it would be hard on the tone of the strip, and I like it now.
It wouldn’t make sense for Pete to transform Joel into a dog, go through a fair amount of trouble to keep him and teach him lessons, just to kill him.
It would be a dramatic and shocking twist primarily because it’s incoherent.
Now, if Pete transformed King into a different type of animal, or dumped him on the streets as a stray, that would be a suitably cruel change to the status quote that might make sense.
As an aside, what has Pete actually taught Joel!King? I don’t think “living like a dog and not a human” counts as a lesson.
It did in the hit Disney animation film “Brother Bear.”
“Giant supernatural eagle/lion hybrids are jerks”?
Well, he may have a few pleasant memories of time with Fox to overlay older unpleasant memories of being “kidnapped” by his own pets, but then he’s also got some fine new memories of Bino.
Never mind, I think that’s a wash.
Well, so far there isn’t enough on Pete’s actual motives to even rule out “randomness”. You’re assuming that Pete really does want to “teach Joel a lesson” – which is not necessarily true.
Well, he referred to himself as “a teacher”, but also refuses to turn Joel back, even when he shows he’s learning “the lesson”
Pretty mucha zero-sum support, huh?
Yep. I always figured that actions speak louder than words – and most of the words have been pretty ambigious. We’ve had “this must stop”, “I’m proud of you”, and “who ever said anything about changing you back?”.
And, at least to me, “I’m proud of you” looked more like a setup for the ensuing verbal sledge hammer to the brain.
So, another BSOD is coming up?
I wasn’t being serious I meant that King was really,really in trouble not that Pete would actually kill him. Sorry it came across wrong.
So he’s not omniscient!
Yeah. I thought we established that a few comics ago, though? I wonder if there’s gonna be an epic battle between Tarot and Pete? Maybe King will get an awesome suit of armor and sword and get to slay the beast!
Or maybe he’ll just turn tail and run into yet another awkward position.
Who knows? Maybe Pete wanted to use the “King” identity for a private anonymous chat with Tarot, and is simply annoyed that King has now spoiled that plan!
So he’ll have to start over by turning Joel/King into a cat, who can then get roped into trying to help Grape hunt for himself.
Tarot could tell that King was (formerly) a human. I think she’d be able to tell that the “anonymous” dog coming up to her for a chat is really King.
Besides, I think a Corgi is just too small a body for Pete to transform into. After all, his ‘natural’ body is huge.
But… his Gaspar form is considerably smaller than his gryphon form.
besides, i think Pete can turn that whole ‘conservation of mass’ thing on it’s head and laugh at it. he is a super powerful mythical jerk, after all.
Yep – but that doesn’t mean that she knew that King was really a human before meeting him or that Pete might not be capable of concealing his true identity from her either for a time or permanently.
Meh. But you see my point.
Hm. Additional thought; have we got any actual evidence that Pete’s “natural body” is a gryphon or even that he necessarily has a real body? His method of astral-plane travel might indicate that he’s actually just a spirit and has no “real” body – or he might be a lovecraftian horror or some such.
Nah, that’s too complex. Let’s just keep him as a mythical creature with supernatural powers.
Tarot and King hadn’t met before this week’s strips (King didn’t know her name, and Tarot unabashedly said the one thing King would probably tell her to keep quiet about) so I say anything’s possible.
King’s a corgi, he doesn’t have a tail to turn! XD
Yes he does :O It’s just a very very short stubby tail
So he can turn tail VERY QUICKLY!
Oh hey, Griffin Pete is back. That reeeeally doesn’t bode well for ol’ King.
ya king is dead!!
Whoever said i was rooting for him in the first place?
and whoever said i wasnt rooting for him?
Basically, if any king dies, and you celebrate it, you are betraying that crown. Therefore, Hopper calling you a traitor is possibly the most appropriate thing he could call you
Heyyy… Griffin pete… Peter Griffin… ROFL XD
Took me a while to notice that myself.
Actually, Rick hates Family Guy, from what I heard. It was just a name he chose, no hidden joke to it.
Okay NOW what rumors are going around
Nothing, nothing to see here, these are not the rumors you’re looking for, move along.
If Phoenix says it’s true then it must be. Remember? He has the best cross-examination skills in the world! O.O
That’s a good game, though if you spend too much time away from it at once, it’s hard to get back into it.
I am using “em” tags from now on, as http://www.liliy.net/wam/ won’t let me use regular “i” tags.
let’s hope tarot can rescue king, maybe with some epic magics.
Won’t matter once Grape gets there. She’ll just kill him for hitting on Tarot anyways unless someone stops her.
I doubt that Grape will actually asault someone who’s obviously intoxicated and has already had one blow to the head today – unless they’re on the food chain…
Cats know the value of a good threat. Just mess with a cat’s food bowl and you’ll see…
I’m not all that sure she will show up again in this story. If she does, it will probably be just another walk-on spot. The story title isn’t, after all, “The Cat Days of Summer” (well, besides the fact it’d make no freaking sense whatsoever ).
No, screw Tarot! Let’s hope GRAPE comes to save him! I wanna see them get face-to-face, hating each other.
Don’t forget, Grape would recognize Pete.
Which would explain why Pete was so keen on having King stay home
You know its serious when eye’s lack pupils and the text is white on black.
Did the griffin eyes ever have pupils? I thought they were just yellow.
god, you people comment quick.
Also I’d have to say a giant griffin in a dark heavily wooded area would be terrifying. Too bad King’s too out of it to notice.
origanaly theres ten (i was one) but then theres all the replyers
Oh the joys of ignorance…
Is it just me or is the bump getting bigger?
well, swelling takes time.
The bumb’s not getting bigger, king’s getting smaller
Who’s willing to bet that Peter Griffin is a projection from Tarot?
I have no idea why that got posted there, instead of at the bottom…
It’s Pete the griffin, man. Peter Griffin is the fat guy from Family Guy
Well, hey, maybe Tarot could project Peter, so she could distract King while she talks to/takes on Pete!
Ah, so it’s a Family Guy cameo. Wow, he’s really gained some weight, hasn’t he?
He’s HUGE. And fuzzy. And feathered.
No the bump looks bigger due to the different angle on king’s head
It’s the orange soda talkin. No need to worry King
The giant blue griffin with blazing yellow eyes says otherwise.
no man the giant blue griffin with blazing yellow eyes, just wants a hug… or his life juices… and the life chunks.
or mabe he’s just gonna hit him on the noise with a rolled up newspapper welst says “no bad dog! bad king ! no leaveing the yard ! bad dog ! bad!”
I like that one. It would be a lovely anticlimatic twist.
I’d be reading and I’d be all like, “What the…?”
He’s just a side-effect of the orange soda.
I still say he’s unconscious on the floor at home.
Why would he be dreaming about Tarot being psychic? He doesn’t know that!
well a lot of REALLY weird thing can happen when dreaming mayby he’s a little psychic so he can have psychic dreams, I have them all the time
If he is dreaming, then this is a psychic message from Tarot. She’s got mad psychic skillz.
I can’t see Tarot sending a psychic message like that in a dream. I can see her showing up with muffins and, oh, so THAT’s where Peanut’s remote control got to…
My bullets says otherwise, pal!
(it’s the only day of the year I’ll be able to say that If you’re reading this afterwards, my avatar today is http://frankhightower.blogspot.com/2010/07/fourth-of-july-special.html)
The black text bubble means BUSSINESS!!!
LOL, this is gonna be fun
I searched randomly and found you!
Its said Recreate.
And it was the SAME avi!
The alt text couldn’t be more true.
My friends and I call that time the “crackdust.”
LAN parties make that time longer. About 5 to 6 hours, if you’re lucky. Sometimes more.
The sugar of all the pop and pizza and chips and other such goodies really takes its toll on you later. I came home around 7:30 am after about 22 hours of straight gaming, and I believe that is the first time I’ve ever had a “sugar high”.
Just one question:
why “crackdust”? That seems an awful lot like a certain illegal thing that you’re not supposed to touch, let alone consume…
oh one time i found crack in the bathroom at my school >:(
so den i told the cops and stuff happened and i was lafin the hole time
You musta gone to a public school, then. ‘Cuz there is NO way that dope would happen in MY Catholic Secondary School! (pun intended, even though Dope is Marijuana.)
1 time i went to a catholic school but i got kicked out and the principle called me the son of st.
Sorry, I go to a “Christian Catholic” school. There is a small bit of a difference, but not enough to matter.
And how bad are you again? ‘Cuz there’s no way I’d get kicked out of my school (honour roll student right here, baby – and yes, that IS a reason to brag )
Grape behind and Pete ahead. Not a good day (perhaps someday he’ll have one).
More than a bit silly of Pete though; Joel/King openly and bluntly stated that he would defy him and attend if he possibly could; why would he be surprised at being defied rather than at – say – King’s having managed to escape the carrier?
Evidently he wasn’t being sarcastic in the last strip though; he apparently has indeed taken the statement that Tarot is psychic as a simple statement of fact.
Didn’t matter if King thought Tarot being psychic was true or not. She ‘knew’ that he was human and that’s good enough for him. He needs to as Fox said “open up” to more than just him. Humans are a lot like dogs. We NEED some form of kinship and frankly Pete’s not giving it to him.
However I agree that it’s strange that the first thing he questions is the staying at home and not how’d he escape.
What is Pete planing however…? Me suspects that it has to do more than just that King “could meet Tarot”. Maybe he’s going to pull a prank on the entire club and didn’t want King in the crossfire.
Oh yes – but assuming that Tarot is crazy, making random off-the-wall comments that happened to hit, or possibly has been spying on him and Pete somehow wouldn’t say much about her ability to really understand.
He certainly does need some social contact though; he apparently came out of childhood confused enough to mistake Fatty for someone who was sane enough to follow directions from, and that didn’t look easy.
Sadly, as far as Pete’s plans go, I don’t yet have enough information to try and deduce anything -which is too bad, because that’s a big part of the fun, at least for me.
I think the bump on King’s head gives a good enough clue as to how he escaped from the carrier. Pete’s just mad at the fact that he’s a supernatural being who can’t keep his own dog from disobeying him (mind you, said dog was formerly a wilful human, who is not quite used to the whole “I’m your owner, so you must obey me” thing that Pete is putting on him).
Then why go for the rhetorical questions? King obviously has the information – and Pete wouldn’t need it or a lead-in.
Pete’s a jerk, remember?
Yep! So why not go straight to the messing-around? Even something as simple as (create a heavy steel one-piece cage around King) “Now to make sure you never disobey again…”
Then probably switching to other characters for a few strips to let everyone imagine things.
@Furry321: So Joel’s never had a cubicle job?
Considering he applied to “animal rights” groups, I don’t think he could handle a cubicle/desk job.
I think that I’ve got an Idea as to why Pete asked, “Didn’t I tell you…”
He was concerned about the consequences of having King wondering around more than he was that King was wondering around.
Just like how a parent is more concerned about a child stealing cookies before dinner rather than how the child got the cookies off the high shelf. (you know except that Pete isn’t a parent concerned for “King’s health” outside of torturing him.)
Kind of late to be making a comment I guess, but had to get it off my mind.
Fair enough. It would be interesting if it was a lead-in to some sort of appeal to reason or explanation. That would also be a twist – at least for Pete.
And it’s never too late until the comments close; after all, this is the internet, and conversations can take months.
I think King’s the dumb one here, and not just from the soda. Did he expect to return to his cage in time, hide the head bump, and not face any consequences from Pete? Or does he figure there’s nothing Pete could do that would not make the brief escapade worthwhile?
My biggest fear for King is a threat of neutering.
It’s probably just that King thinks that the worst has already happened, and that he’s not going to let Pete ruin what’s left of his life since he’s already ruined what came before. It’s a show of defiance, and his statement (no matter how unconscious it is) that “I may be your captive, but you’ll never be my master.”
I don’t think the thought of being *neutered* has crossed his mind as of yet.
Of course, if Pete had really wanted to make him suffer, rather than just teaching King some sort of lesson, he’d be doing a lot more than he already is. He’s a supernatural being of (potentially) massive power, and he seems to be able to make alterations to reality at will.
I can tell this won’t end well. Especially with the ominous look of glowing eyes on Pete.
Fido is a cannibal! He’s eating a hotDOG! Hehehe.
OOOOK! Can someone please kill me for making that joke now?
*click* BANG^^ Your dead. I shot you in the head. It was painless.
I will *Brings out ROF launcher and fires*
Nonono, it’s “ROFLauncher”:
ROFLauncher? Ha, who needs those when you can have a flamethrower?
I bet they have really amazing LOLcats on the Housepets internet!
O HAI, THIS CATFUD NOT BAD
But-but-but, look at the other end!
HE IS BARBEQUING YOUR FACE WITH THE ROCKET EXHAUST
… before he dies of the rocket hitting the sand :O
Put down the keyboard, and back… slowly… away…
No, it’s the Randomly Organised Fragmentation Launcher. It’s an inside joke, and I have a slight feeling I may have explained it for Honore to understand. If not, it will be explained soon enough. OMEGA SQUAD FOR LIFE!!!!
well that’s NOT scary at all…
Oh, how I would love to see Chuck Norris beat the living daylights out of Pete for being such a jerk to good ol King.
but without his jerkyness, king would still be joel, thus we’d be lacking an awsome character
Doesn’t mean we still can’t open a can of Chuck Norris on Pete’s ass.
wooo go chuck norris!!!!! XD
oh if you love Chuck Norris heres a web that has all the fun facts about em =p
Bruce Schnier is tougher than Chuck Norris.
Lupus drops the A-Bomb and gets away with it, marking a turning point in the HP! comment history.
So wait Pete’s ‘plans’ for the night involved waiting for King in the woods?
I was wondering that too.
I think they involved meeting Tarot in the woods. Or something in the woods that both Tarot and Pete were interested in.
Are these the same woods with the spooky old man and the door with the mysterious Akkadian glyphs?
Perhaps Pete and Tarot are secretly in cahoots? Or whatever the term was…
What makes you think they’re anywhere NEAR Cahoots? Isn’t that out in Arizona somewhere?
You know what I mean >_>
Seriously though, that WOULD be interesting… o.o
This would actually be the perfect time for King to be confident and say something along the lines of, “AND didn’t I tell you I would defy you and come to this party.” Or, you know, something brave like that.
Perhaps it’s best to save that for when you’re reasonably sure that you won’t get eaten for it.
King is too wasted for that. I am thinking more along the lines of “Your not my real dad!” XD
Do *you* need the birds-and-the-bees talk?
Wait, he’s a gryphon. If you can cross eagles and lions you need something stronger than that.
Sorry for the long reply, , I picked that, cause if you notice with the other pets, they call their owners dad and mom, so if King is truly wasted and thinks like a pet, he COULD say that and it would make sense!
Well, I like long replies. I’d say the more detailed the better.
Dang it, where’s the poachers from “Crocodile Dundee” when you actually need them?
There’s a pun here, I just know it.
Also, black text bubble is awesome.
Hmm, Tarot went into the woods and there waits Pete. We may assume an awesome battle between these two with a choir singing in the background.
It will require slow motion sequences and a musical number written for it
Or Rick will just completely switch topics and next comic we’ll see Spo or something just to add some more wanton fun.
dude don’t give him any ideas!!!
Yeah pls Capt, I won’t take it if that happens. XP
Anything is possible nowadays. =P
Including BROOM TO YOUR FACE!
Omg nostalgia :O That would be incredible.
*Broom to Lupus’ face*
What about FRYING PAN TO YOUR FACE!
Boot to the head!!
And another one for Jenny and the Wimp!
That would be awesome but it won’t happen (yet anyway) they might meet for the first time however I wonder how that will go
Tarot: “Wait, you’ve got an appointment with the-creepy-old-man-that-talks-in-rhyme too?”
Pete: “And I had to wait three weeks for it.”
Tarot: “Oh yeh, he’s got a pretty full calendar this time of year.”
Pete: “I wish they had better magazines in the waiting area.”
Tarot: “Mummification Today? Where do they get this stuff?”
XD That would be great.
-chants- CHOIR CHOIR CHOIR CHOIR CHOIR
Things just got real. Uh oh…
dog-doo meet fan, fan meet dog-doo…oh i see your already aquainted~
Oh God… Pete looks like he’s gonna start blowing stuff up. RUN KING RUN!!!!!!
If he blows anything up, he’s starting with King.
…lol exploding corgi
And right after King gets a good look at Pete the Griffin:
“Oh… wow. I… TOTALLY forgot you were actually a giant… all-powerful-like magical creature… Hic!”
Why do I imagine a certain bunny coming into the picture? Really looking forward to the next one!
all hail to the gate opener!
Yes, The Opener Of Ways. shall return!
What we need is the Monty Python bunny.
let me get the holy hand grenade then,
call john cleese in, make john cleese a dog…..
John Cleese would make a really great corgi.
Pete confuses me. You think his intentions are good, but at the same time he just looks like he gets off at the discomfort of King.
for all we know, that jester could have planned extra fireworks for the party, have a chitchat with Tarot, havoc on the barbecue…
Lucky us, Rick-sama knows better
I must agree with the confusion – although I think whether or not his intentions are good is still as confused as what he’s up to.
The “Sort of a Jerk” bit does seem well-supported though.
His intentions might not be good! He might be playing with King. Turn him into the thing he hates, a pet. But after being one for a while, King starting to like it, so Pete might change him back!
and right in the middle of a dog-party, filled with police dogs…and fox!
I’ve been wondering if King’s punishment will end with an ultimatum from Pete: “Choose your species right now. You will not got another chance.”
Why do people think his intentions are good?
Cause people don’t use their brains.
Ins go teh bra!
*takes brain out*
I can smell your spicy brains.
Because the second most recent statement from Pete as to what he was up to was taken – at least by Joel/King – as a variation on A Christmas Carol, putting Pete in the position of the christmas ghos and Joel/King a Scrooge.
The most recent statement was, of course, the brief speech at the end of that arc – which could be read in many ways, including as a rather cruel setup for the “I’m not turning you back and you have another vet appointment tomorrow” capper. That certainly looked jerkish (as was pointed out at the time, “Not just yet… have a cup of hot soup” would have been a lot easier on Joel/King, would have said the same thing, and wouldn’t have cost Pete a thing).
At best, Pete simply said that Joel must stop blaming animals for his problems – an inaccurate statement to begin with from what we have on Joel – and failed to correct Joel/Kings incorrect assumptions.
Other than that, information on Pete’s motives is pretty minimal. We have an “ancient” (or planted) forest legend and a statement by Tarot.
Still not enough to really support a theory. We want INFORMATION… INFORMATION…
And we probably won’t get it any time soon. Oh well. So much for the power of old quotes from The Prisoner.
because we need to give the bad people a chance to do there bad things GO pete the griffin!
“Aww, poor Kingy!”
“Oh, Mr. BIG Griffin… NO, it’s not what tyou think…”
“No, it’s okay, I know what to do.”
*turns you into a dog*
your avi is missing…
that’s because I’m writing from home. For some reason, despite cleaning cache as well, gravatar doesn’t accept avvie
when is the service for king?
Monday, 1 a.m. EST, Midnight Central. Same bat time, same bat channel.
Perhaps seeing Pete like that will sober King up completely…
Or he’ll just pretend to be totally smashed in hopes of putting off any serious consequences until Pete has cooled down?
Honestly, I still suspect that it’s as much badly wanting to be drunk – and to blot out the world – as it is any kind of physical reaction. Even if soda gets pets drunk (and there wasn’t any indication that Grape and Peanut were going to go and get drunk when they were going to make rootbeer floats), one can really isn’t that much.
And make the soda really go to his bladder xD
and his bladder go all over the place.
Nothing else has so far, but this pretty much tops it…
Aaaaand the jerk has come back to ruin the fun!
Oh soda! You so silly~
Fido = Hot Dog with a hotdog
OK, now fire at will!
*protects* I actually agree with you
He is a cutie. XD
Is his owner named Roger? Because that would be really funny!
Fido’s owner is Ryan.
I was joking…
please tell me you saw it…
if not I’m going to run away crying and screaming at the crazy people who post here (aside from me, of course).
I got the joke.
someone important is missing from this group…. WHERE’S SPO?????
Stayed behind in case someone thought he was hors d’oeuvres?
I feel like I’ve seen or heard this kind of joke before… *shrugs* Who cares, this kind of joke is great! =D
could be under the speech bubble
He might be hitting on Joey’s girlfriend though.
Spo probably stayed home, his not with Fido ever moment of every day after all. They split up from time to time.
Spo, we miss you!!!
Hey is it just me or does kings bump look bigger?
Nah a few other ppl said it already, but no one’s sure.
Wait a second…If King does go after Tarot, who is dating Peanut, who may or may not still have romantic feelings for Grape who may or may not feel the same way, but is also dating Max then…
I don’t think there’s a shape in existence, to describe that!
i think it would look like a triangle with a hook coming off it…
Like a clothes hanger XD
Without King it’s four people with him it’s five but no one in the group has romantic feelings for Kings (that we know of anyways) so it’ll be a square with a diagonal line coming off it.
It’s a straight line, since there’s no link between Tarot and Max.
King -> Tarot Peanut -> Grape Max
CURSE YOU HTML. There’s <-> between Tarot and Peanut and between Grape and Max.
Mmm… *munches on Tarot Peanuts*
they’re better honey-roasted.
my head hurts…
*MEEP!* I almost ruined my bed… XC
I know I was whining alot cuz of King, but I don’ want him to get cut so soon from the story ya know. BTW there’s the fact that he’s aboot the most favorited character even more than G and P. (It’s true so don’ give me those eyes ppl. :p)
Let’s just hope this’ll go on the “He’s sorta a jerk.” line and it won’t turn out that they never said anythin aboot he’s not doing anythin bad… XP
Yeah, King is definitely a fan favorite. A lot of people would be disappointed if he got cut.
Oh man, I can’t conceive the idea of King dissapearing of the story… We love you, King!
King leaving would devastate me, He’s the best one of them all.
O.O <—– Those eyes.
*Snaps out of it!*
Okay!I know, King is very cool(And more than half of the fans love him.)
But I still think grape is the best.
Yeah know what ya mean Hopper and personally I just can’t chose who I like. That’s a normal prob with me. X3
Tarot’s imagination-land is a perfectly normal explanation!!
I see an “Oh CRAP” moment approaching. I see there’s a thought that King may revert back into Human, Joel.
Frankly I hope not…. I think he’s got his head more screwed on straight as King.
Yup, revert to being Joel for one day in front of everyone as punishment! How would everyone especially Fox react to seeing Joel? 0.0
I agree, lets hope things don’t turn out that way!
You mean… Pete might turn him back to Joel as a punishment?
Say… if he turns back, will he wear the same clothes as when he first transformed? Or will he still have just the collar?
Its that guy who tried to capture you!!!
And Hes nude!
And wearing King’s collar!
HE TOOK KING. KILL HIM. D<
Oh shiiiiii….Quick! King! COme up with a snarky one-liner!
Oh yipe! Pete looks nicely evil in the dark in his true form. Poor king!
Pete scares me.
Justifiably. Erratic, vastly powerful, and inhuman entities who can pop up anywhere deserve fear.
Indeed Dr. Prower, he does scare me too!! 0.0
This link reminds me if King finally realizes that he’s been caught, oh snap, BUSTED by Pete, and if he transforms into Joel and everyone looks at him *Gasps* “A Human at the party? *Fox Growls* [!]
What we are missing here, is that Pete, though not being all-knowing, surely knew what would have happened the moment he let a stubborn-head like King alone in the carriage, with a telephone nearby, instead…of making him sleep like a baby?
So, it is safe to assume the griffin was testing King for obedience.
Wonder what kind of punishment he has in mind…
What’s the point of doing an experiment if you already know what the result will be?
Less experiment, more of being a jerk. Pete -is- kind of a jerk.
Oh, it was a *rhetorical* experiment,
“Joel, what kind of human are you? Now be quiet while I make you some kind of dog and also not Joel.”
You won’t find much in that can King. By the way, LOOK BEHIND YOU!!
Oh yeah. Not completely sober.
Ok. Why is it when a character wanders off into the woods at night something ominous and dark arises. When Zach wandered off into the woods he lets loose the evil known as Pete.
It’s only when a character wanders off into woods at day something fun and adventurous arises. When Peanut and Grape go into the woods they meet a (seemingly) un-evil Pete.
It’s probably formula or something:
Woods + @ Nighttime = Bad Stuff = Evil Pete
Woods + @ Daytime = Good Stuff = (Seemingly) Nice Pete
it’s true. everything good happens during the day and everthing bad happens during the night. why?
Its all his fault!
Hes the one who made king Become a dog!!!
No wounder the animals love him…
oehh pete just creeped me out whit his black text balloon
now we have pete in the woods, king and tarot…..
well king drunk and pete behind him, what stupid one-liner will follow?
Tarot is in the woods, Pete is in the woods… what’s happening? What’s exactly the relation between those two? I’m desiring to read more… and poor King!
me: king don’t turn around.
king turns around.
me: what did i just said?
Wait a minute…Didn’t he know that King would escape all along?
Pete’s either being or a jerk or has an IQ of something around 30.
Well, I’m hoping that he doesn’t become something else…Maybe an insect???
Do you really need intelligence when you can usually fix your mistakes by just changing reality?
Besides, it’s easy to look foresighted when you make sure that no one is really sure what you’re trying to do anyway. All you need to do is watch whatever happens and look like it suits you.
Uh oh…King’s in trouble.
Pete doesn’t look happy.
He looks as if he’s smirking though…
oh darn it! now we all gotta wait till next week for the results?? *growls* hehe oh well good comic tho Loving every minute of it
Hey, have Tarot and Pete ever been seen at the same time?
You thinking what I’m thinking Pinkie? Cuz I noticed the same thing. Fido saying he saw Tarot enter the woods, then King enters and finds Pete instead? Perhaps that wasn’t Tarot in the party but Pete, who dropped that line to throw King for a loop and make him follow ‘her’ out to the woods, where they could have a little chat.
Yay Pete x3. I like fluffy Pete > old man Pete :<
This needs to be said…
Rut roh, Raggy!
Uh, I wonder if maybe ‘Tarot’ was Pete in disguise, since he seems to be good at that, but maybe not. It’s just a random weird conspiracy theory I had.
Also… why does Orange Soda make pets all goofy? First ferrets, now King.
it’s because they are small than the other pets so it’s goes right through them.
Oh, please tell me you meant “the Tarot who came to the party” and not “the Tarot that’s been Peanut’s girlfriend for a while”. That would be a bit too creepy for my mind.
we’ll just have to wait to see monday.
There’s enough evidence that Tarot ad Pete are not one in the same, she showed up a while before he did and warned of his arrival for one…from across town at the moment of his arrival
I meant more for the ‘former’ and not the ‘latter’.
But, anyways, maybe Tarot’s going to confront Pete in some sort of cosmic duel on Monday instead, if that was the real Tarot. Like… CARD GAMES ON MOTORCYCLES!
Ditto for both questions, especially given that last comic it was news to Grape that Tarot was even there.
Which disappoints me slightly, as I was really looking forward to Pete becoming fallible, and loosing his massively-powerful brilliant super-being chessmaster status. I hate nigh-infallible super-beings as characters.
I’m not at all sure that he’s brilliant or any kind of “chessmaster”. So far his plans seem to have consisted of (1) get Grape to push a button (failed, even if someone else did it), (2) move into a house (not an especially difficult plan), (3) mess with a normal person who is already a mess (even easier when you have supernatural powers), and (4) Make Joel/King stay home (failed).
If you don’t tell anyone what you’re trying to do, any result other than a total disaster or injurying yourself can pass as a success – and Pete can’t be expected to explain his own limitations.
Personally I’d like to see Sabrina do that; she hasn’t been heard from in some time, and it would give her a reason to have been persuing that mysterious tome.
Third frame, shouldn’t his ear be in front of that tree?
Yowzaa! Didn’t see till’ you pointed it out!
Hard to say whether he’s passing in front of it or behind it really.
If the tree’s in the foreground I’d expect it to be inked.
Great, now he IS gonna miss the fireworks…
…unless someone somehow comes and saves his tail.
Which won’t happen. Because this is Pete. And Pete is never found out.
*like a whiny 5-year-old: * I WANT KINGY TO WATCH DA FIYAHWURRRRRKS!! D8
He’s gonna *be* the fireworks.
Is that fiz?
Great, now we have to wait until Monday to see what Pete wants. I’m never reading this comic again! EVER! (except on Monday and every other update after that!)
He tends to do out-of-arc one-shots on public holidays. You may have to wait until Wednesday.
I found the third panel incredibly touching. After all, what he really wanted was to talk to someone about his condition. He wasn’t worried about his secret spreading, and rather just wanted to voice his consternations…
Sadly, by the looks of it, Pete won’t let him, though.
I love those touching moments in comics. Unfortunately, I also like the creepy moments that come right after them, which makes Housepets! my favourite comic OF ALL TIME!!!
And yes, I have #2 and #3 slots, as well.
And all the more pathetic given that it’s someone he just met and has no connection with other than the hope that telepathy would automatically lead to understanding.
I know that I just skipped through a huge amount of comments, which is unusual for me, but I’ll get back to those later.
Now, for my comment-posted-at-the-bottom:
Scary Pete is Scary (to me, but not to drunken King).
Well, it’s not like quivering now would help. Might as well act as if you’re completely unaware that the vastly-powerful entity may be about to smite you; it may pause to explain why and thus have a moment to cool down.
Or it might just be drunken defiance, given that Joel/King seems both unable to think ahead very well and not at all manipulative.
Could this be the end of King? Could he be turning back into Joel?
Tune in next week for another exciting episode of… HOUSEPETS!
Isn’t that actually what Joel has wanted the entire time anyway? I mean, he could have his life back…albeit likely to trade a doghouse for a halfway house. Still, beats kibble twice a day.
I’m going to say this now since I don’t see anyone that has but what if Pete decides to actually be nice and help out King next?
wut if he was going to turn him back if he didn’t go? oooooohhh that woulda sucked so bad!!! XD
I’d applaud; he’s been a pretty poor pet owner so far – and when he transformed Joel into King, he took on those responsibilities.
Oooh, good cliff hanger 4da weekend.
there’s a sight that would make U lose both Ur soda and Ur kibble.
That’s not good…
…since he’s already lost his kibble! D:
(“The kibble really does make its own gravy!”)
But wait! Corgis are trumps, and I rolled a natural 11, and it’s Sunday, but you’re in a reverse zone… so, who’s on First?
Exactly, Who’s on First.
No, What’s on second.
Thats what Im asking!
Whos on first?
Whats on second?
Argent Doesn’t get it..:(
neither does I
Who’s on first?
What’s on Second.
He’s on third.
Who’s on third?
No, who’s on first!
You’ve really got that down to a T, or… i guess..a diamond?
For everyone else scratching there heads, this is a skit called “whos on first” by a comedy duo from the 40’s.
I gots it. Dun need ta sho’ me teh linkz w/o sund! (Flash won’t output to my soundcard. I’ve said it once, I’ll say it again: Stupidcomputerthatistooslowwhenusingwindowssoihavetouselinuxwhichisntallthatbadinstead!
oooh yaaahhh now i get it i that but i didnt know wut u were talking bout like i know the skit
There’s a modern version that goes
“Hu is the leader of China”
“No, not Watt!”
or something like that
It starts pretty well but it can’t keep it up…
“DIDN’T I TELL YOU TO STAY AT HOME?”
“Not in that voice.”
“Didn’t I tell you I’m a wanderer? The world is my home!”
“Puh-leez. I’m a dog, and this is called “The Good Ol’ Dogs Cookout” . Do you not see the connection?”
“Oh, I see a connection alright; my Talon to your Face!”
And then both Tarot and Grape come in, and Grape sees that the Gryphon she saw in her “dreams” is not that good after all!
(At least I am pretty sure that’s what the 4th of July celebration is called.)
Which, by the way: Happy Canada Day and 4th of July Weekend! (For us Canucks, the celebration lasts all weekend. It helps that the Queen of England is visiting/visited. WHO VISITS YOU, HUH??)
HAPPY CANADA DAY EVERYFUR!!!!
or…4th of july to i guess…
You mean the Queen of Canada. If England were to cease to exist, we would still have our own monarch.
Which (by the way) is also my B-day.
Which day is your b-day, Snowmon?
‘Cuz Happy Birthday!
It’s only Independence Day where I live, but Happy Canada day to you FuRy321.
PLEASE, Rick, make the next page a longer one, we wanna know what happeeeeens~!
You have to admit, though I hate cliffhangers, this is actually a pretty good one!
wow FuRrY great avvie
The thing hanging from his hair is a Pikachu head from the Pokemon Trozei game for DS, in case you haven’t guessed.
Hey, that rhymed… sort of.
hey ur right it kind of did rhyme
It’s still awaiting moderation???
Oh well, I guess Rick is either out enjoying his 4th of July holiday, or he’s finishing up the next comic.
Either way, it’s fine
If it doesn’t get approved before the next comic goes up, here’s the link to the comic that character’s from:
(Just so you know, that’s probably the majority of all the swearing in that comic in one strip, so, yeah… beware.)
wow, Pete’s night is just getting worse and worse, isn’t it?
Snagged king in that last frame!
Argh i love your comic <3
I love how King’s ears go down when he talks to Fido..XD
Fido looks naked.
oh … my … gawd ur right
XD LOL I guess Fido took King’s drunk words seriously
There’s Fido, and the question is… where is SPO??? Maybe under the speech bubble?
Spo is one of my faves characters (but for sure, my absolute fave is KING!)
Oh goodness, I can see where this is going…
king: heheh, oh soda, what walk in the woods at night WON`T you make absolutely horrifying?
soda: well … THIS ONE *jumps away*
Wow. Times like these make me wonder how brilliant Rick’s mind must be.
Or just twisted. Yeah. I’ll stick with twisted.
(Brilliantly twisted, though!!)
Oh please let it be just the soda-sideeffects
king is gonna have a bad hangover
Aww, Pete looks so cute in this one…
When doesnt he look cute? But agreed.
Wow; lol, Pete’s the evil bird. I was being a smart aleck. I thought saying he looked scary was too predictable.
They need to find out how to seal that bird back up
Yep. Let’s see what Pete’s up to…
king: i thought you be home having a “i told you so” grin on your face.
pete: i’m thinking of a punishment for you beside turning you into a different animal.
king goes into fetal position
-tries not to piddle self-
HEY!Not on the New Carpet!
Pete should take an orange soda and chill out for a while. King was just having some fun! Now, I wonder if they can get the orange soda in kegs….
Hey, maybe they have Soda bongs at this party!
… go away gryphon. You’re about to suck the interesting out of the scene
Or at least the melodrama.
Oh no, the melodrama! D:
I get it know! Of course! The aftermath of all this will be King transforming, but not into his human form Joel. Instead, Pete will turn him into… ANOTHER MR. BIGGLESWORTH!
Oh ye gads! D:
NOT ANOTHER ONE!!!
Yes, but it’s true. All the Mr. Bigglesworths were previous humans that Pete had tried to teach a lesson, but they snuck out the house like King. So Pete got angry they failed their task so he turned them into a siamese cat, all Mr. Bigglesworths.
Actually, now that I think about it, Pete could actually be amused, and the black bubbles with white text is just how he talks while in Gryphon form. Can’t you see the little quirk of his beak (well it’s not like I can really say “mouth” when talking about a giant bird now can I?).
Upside: He’ll probably live. Downside: Pete is a jerk. With powers.
This will be interesting. Hoheh.
found your site on del.icio.us today and really liked it.. i bookmarked it and will be back to check it out some more later
I have this funny feeling that on Monday we’re going to see fireworks. No, real ones. With this story arc on hold until Wednesday.
heyowl no, I want it to go on
king, do what must cartoon dogs do and dig your way to other side of the world.
Wait, I got one:
“ZUUL, MUTHAF**KAH, ZUUUUUUUUUUL!!”
in the words of some famous person: oh come on
I… I forgot that King’s master is a griphon!
Wow, king’s kinda S.O.L.
AND HAPPY 4TH OF JULY TO EVERYONE ON THE OTHER SIDE OF THE ATLANTIC!!!
(And don’t forget to thank the French too!)
Next strip: Joel wakes up, still with a hangover, then blinks and realizes.
1) he’s back to human
2) he’s in jail
3) *Oh, frick!*
I think that Pete was disguising himself AS tarot to lure King, so he could yell at him. Just a guess.
No, I don’t think even Pete, the MOD, could pull off the full cuteness of Tarot. (No, wait, the Master of Disguise was some sort of movie, I believe, and we can’t have Pete walking around a club in a turtle suit, nosiree.)
it was a very good movie
dude king is scrued
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