Your Funventure Safariventure Adventure (?)

Discussion (192) ¬

  1. psychoJoker36

    I will venture in and say this will be quite an adventurous arc

    • Kamron

      Get it straight: this will be a FUNVENTUROUS arc.

      We, the readers, will have a FUNVENTUROUS time during our FUNVENTURE of reading each and every FUNVENTUROUSLY amazing strip.

      • psychoJoker36

        sorry

      • Frank

        Ahhhhh! It’s missing the “™” sign!

        • HonorèDerazey

          Don’t worry, the Fair Use Act of 1976 says that’s OK as long as we don’t sell it for money.

  2. Pseudo Faux

    That ear looks chewier than usual

    • Pseudo Faux

      Max, in general looks a tab goofy o.=.O;

      And Miles… chaperoning? This will be fun.

    • Nohbody

      Maybe Rick was tired of everyone complaining about how the bite marks supposedly weren’t there when Max was looking in certain directions. :P

  3. KzT

    All the targets, and you hit the label.

    I want to ask “How?!” I really do.

    • psychoJoker36

      Accuracy: It matters

      • Lucier

        And disractions: they add to it…

        • Skykitsune

          Indeed they do!

      • sonic id furreh!!!

        unless ur blind firin XD

        • sonic id furreh!!!

          woops rong email ^-^

          • FuRrY321

            DMFA? Nice.

            Another thing:

            “Golf is full of distractions.”

            (Yes, I know that we’re talking about darts here, but it’s a quote from the Sunday morning comics.)

      • Val Kilmer Batman

        Hey, it could have been worse. I wish we could see the list…

    • Elwood Blutarsky

      He may have been drunk at the time (on pop of course, this is a PG-strip). Being that it’s darts that actually kind of fits.

      • Frank

        Orange-label pop!

        • Val Kilmer Batman

          “Hello, little orange soda. You’ll be my friend, won’t you?” *Hic*

    • falcon01

      Ferrets throwing darts….its amazing he even HIT the dartboard lol!

      • Val Kilmer Batman

        I’m sure it was a big dartboard. With that much money, they would buy a giant dartboard. How could they not buy a wall-sized dartboard?

      • pet_panda

        who says they were throwing them, for an animal that size they could have had the board on the floor and jumped from a high space with the dart in their paw

        • Val Kilmer Batman

          Maybe the used whatever they were launching the squirrels from!

    • Argent Stonecutter

      Rule of Funny.

  4. EchoFireant

    well, that explains why it’s called theme park world :D

  5. Kamron

    I’d go.

    “And this is our roller-coaster-themed carousel, and over there’s our bumper-cars-themed scrambler…”

    • sonic id furreh!!!

      wut bout de canon D:

      • Kamron

        It can go take a ride on the drop-tower-themed waterslide and DIE.

        • sonic id furreh!!!

          NNNUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUU!!!!! DX

  6. Pokeblue

    They hit the label? Well, it’s vague enough to work I suppose. XD

  7. IceKitsune

    lol this should be fun everyone is going to be there and maybe we will meet new characters

  8. Lucent Lupe

    Good to know someone is worse at darts than me.

  9. Inu225

    Is that a trademark symbol on Funventure?

    • Pseudo Faux

      It looks like it. So, the ferrets own the word furventure?

      • sonic id furreh!!!

        yep n every taime u use it u get taxed so that’ll be 10 cents

      • Inu225

        I guess so.
        I just think it’s hilarious that Keene needs to add “TM” whenever he has to say “Funventure”.

        • Val Kilmer Batman

          Reminds me of the supplementary “Semantics Officer” for Paranoia.

          • Val Kilmer Batman

            “Im sorry, but you have to say ‘Bouncy Bubble Beverage tee-em beverages’ not ‘cans of BBB’. That will be a fifty credit fine.”

            “B-B-B-BUT I JUST WANTED A B3!”

            “Tsk tsk, that’s a thirty credit fine for saying ‘B3′ instead of ‘Bouncy Bubble Beverage tee-em’. Again. That brings the total fine up to… hmm let’s see… carry the five… three thousand four hundred and fifty two credits.”

          • Inu225

            Is that a movie or game?

          • Val Kilmer Batman

            It’s like D&D, except that part of the experience is being a douchebag. I’m bad at explaining things, but basically, the whole place (Alpha Complex) is run by The Computer. The Computer is your friend. Friend Computer knows what is best for you. Commie Mutant Traitors are bad. Troubleshooters have two jobs: 1) find trouble 2) shoot it.

            You are actually a commie mutant traitor (or at least one of the above), and must complete your mission and prove the guilt of your fellow party members before they can prove you guilty and terminate you.

            Fortunately for you, you start with a six-pack of clones and some overalls. Probably.

            It’s fun, because The Computer says it is! The Computer wouldn’t lie to you! The Computer is your Friend! Fun is mandatory, if you are not having fun, please report to the nearest termination facility.

            Basically, it’s a good game to let loose and be a douchebag to your friends, but only if they KNOW that that’s what the game is for, and only of YOU can take it.

            IT’S FUN! OR ELSE!

  10. Elwood Blutarsky

    They didn’t think to just throw the dart again?

    • Rick Griffin

      And just what is wrong with running with an idea?

      • Elwood Blutarsky

        Nothing. The ferrets that they are so eccentric that they almost always just run with it don’t they?

    • Kamron

      They were inspired, man!

      • psychoJoker36

        I believe they feared where the next one might hit

  11. ReCeate

    First panel FTW

  12. yoyodude

    Max looks very cross-eyed ( .)___(. )

    • Furr Mate

      He does LOL
      Now that you mention it, so does Grape….

  13. sonic id furreh!!!

    AI WANNA SNUGGLE W/ GWAPE :D

  14. Thoth

    Well, the wolves have evidently been good neighbors, since the Sandwiches (at least) trust them above the ferrets.

    Judging by their observed bahavior, that’s sensible enough – but it is an interesting counterpoint to the level of anti-feral prejudice on display when Miles visited the city. Evidently most of the humans of Babylon Gardens have shed a lot of their early conditioning.

    • Val Kilmer Batman

      Well, it’s not exactly hard to be more trustworthy (or at least dependable) than the ferrets are…

    • Frank

      “anti-feral prejudice”? You wouldn’t happen to be referring to the June 9th strip, would you? Consider, though, that Miles must’ve really worked hard on this social relationship before he was allowed in for a cup of (?) coffee.

      And possibly changing the subject: remember on May 19 I said I had a present for you? Well, I finally went and posted it! It’s here:
      http://www.housepetscomic.com/forums/viewtopic.php?p=69257#p69257
      (though you might’ve known that already)

      • Val Kilmer Batman

        That… explains a lot…

        • Val Kilmer Batman

          Woops, that makes it sound like I think it’s cannon, but what I’m trying to say is, nice job Frank. Well done, bravo.

          • Frank

            Thank you, and don’t worry; someone is sure to bring a cannon soon to enforce canon

          • Thoth

            Oh, I meant this one: http://www.housepetscomic.com/2009/10/05/sweet-christmas-its-a-wolf-get-in-the-car/

            It seemes like humans have a lot of old prejudices about ferals – and especially wolves.

          • Argent Stonecutter

            Even in our universe attacks by wild wolves on humans are virtually unknown in the continental US.

            Now if he was a coyote, that would be different.

          • Thoth

            Very true. There are some really rather depressing accounts of just how terrified normal North American wolves are of humans in some of Audubon’s works.

            There are some video clips on the internet as well, mostly from park ranger programs. It makes the usual “Wolves! The Horror!” reaction seem exceptionally silly when you look at a poor wolf frantically cringing away from a preschooler who wants to look at it.

            Of course, a good deal of the tradition comes from Europe and other areas, where the local wolves were often far more dangerous to humans – likely a result of being forced to live in far closer association with humans for a few millenia.

      • Argent Stonecutter

        Smashing!

      • Thoth

        Why thank you! And very very good that strip is too…

        And yes, I will indeed get back to updating the dossier thread; it’s just that things have been very busy for some time now. Hopefully that will slow down around the twelth of this month – and I have found the password again… (I have entirely too many of those things though).

  15. KnifeToYourFace

    ADVENTURE

    • DarkHearts

      Neerrr!!! (<— Annoying sound when you get something wrong.)

      FUNVENTURE™*

  16. Rusco

    Since their Theme Park is Theme park themed… if there are different zones with different parts of the theme, they could have a section themed for their theme park. That section, being part of the whole theme park, would include themes from all the other sections. This means that one of the rides in that section would be the Theme Park within the Theme Park Themed. But to accurately make a Theme Park within the Theme Park Themed Ride you must portray…. I give up…

    • Rusco

      Lets just call it recursive zone

    • Val Kilmer Batman

      Zero… DIVIDED.

      OH SH–

    • Val Kilmer Batman

      It’s “Theme Park World Land” and let’s leave it at that.

      • Val Kilmer Batman

        Te happiest place inside the happiest place on earth!

        • psychoJoker36

          ON EARTH!!!

          • Val Kilmer Batman

            Okay, now I’m picturing the advertisements, where at the end they go:

            soft spoken narrator woman: “theme park world, the happiest place on Earth”

            Angry bald guy popping out of stage right:”ON EARTH!!!”

    • Frank

      Of course, when have you seen theme parks that actually include all the possible areas derivable from their theme? e.g. Theme: world cities. But wait, Tangamandapio, Mexico, is not represented! What does it mean?

  17. Inu225

    2nd panel lol.
    “My name is [Insert here]…”

    Please to meet you [Insert here].
    I’m [name].
    I was born and raised in [place].
    I like to [verb] [noun].
    It is very [adjective].
    Nice talking to you [Insert here].

    • psychoJoker36

      Inu
      Jacob
      America
      run potato
      sandwichy
      Inu

      • Val Kilmer Batman

        Ah, mad libs, you have entertained me many a time with your strange stories of improbable… okay I need a verb ending in “ing”. Anybody?

  18. Challenger01

    Ah, the classic dart board trick. The usual technique for picking something without really making a decision.

    The way I did mine was a bit modified. I took the dart board and laid it down on the ground, then threw the dart in the air. A bit easier, but a LOT more dangerous.

    • Val Kilmer Batman

      You didn’t put any labels on your eyes, did you? You know, the choices you didn’t like?

      • sonic id furreh!!!

        the dart bord is de panzy way of choosing ¬_¬

    • Val Kilmer Batman

      Is anybody else getting blank space where Challenger01’s avatar should be?

  19. BlueAnubis

    Oh Max, you sneaky little feline. It’s always about snuggle time with you, isn’t it?

    • blackwaltz7

      that’s what i was thinking :3 kitty has a bit of a one track mind XD

      • sonic id furreh!!!

        AI WANNA SNUGGLE W/ PPL ^_^ mainly gwape

  20. Exranio

    if there is theme park world does that mean threes a theme park land on the other side of the country. also that bus looks like its mad of cardboard

    • Aeonera

      you’re grammar and spelling look like their made of cardboard.
      ka-BAM. (ooooooh ive been wanting to do that for sooooo long)

      • Exranio

        well you just made me feel really bad about myself. I’ll get over it though

        • Val Kilmer Batman

          It’s okay, he used “you’re” instead of “your”, thus stating that “you are bad grammar and spelling” look like they are made out of cardboard rather than the possesive “your bad grammar and spelling”,

          • Argent Stonecutter
          • Kamron

            ka-BAM

          • Val Kilmer Batman

            It was the “Shell” that threw me off…

          • Val Kilmer Batman

            But only for a second.

            then, I lol’d

            ————————

            If we get rid of apostrophes, then what will we use for Quotes withing Quotes?!

          • Argent Stonecutter

            The apostrophe is different from the closing single quotation mark (usually rendered identically but serving a different purpose), and from the similar-looking prime ( ′ ), which is used to indicate measurement in feet or arcminutes, as well as for various mathematical purposes) and ʻokina ( ʻ ) (which represents a glottal stop in Polynesian languages). — Wikipedia.

  21. Frank

    I think this is the first time we’ve seen Keene’s whiskers.

    Also, are those plants in the window a photograph?

    • Val Kilmer Batman

      Of course they are! There’s no windows on the SPACE BUS.

      I still think that Theme Park World should be in SPACE. this, they are riding the SPACE BUS. Into SPACE. where Them Park World is in SPACE.

      SPACE.

      • Exranio

        hey that’s the entire idea of sonic colours

      • Argent Stonecutter

        It’s not IN SPACE, it’s ON EARTH! The happiest place on Earth! ON EARTH!

        • Kamron

          Why would the ferrets feel the need to emphasize it twice if they weren’t trying to convince everyone else it was true?

          • Argent Stonecutter

            Well, then. Space-dibs on the window space-seat.

            http://www.daisyowl.com/comic/2010-04-23

          • Kamron

            Let’s just not stop at the space rest area. That place is awful.

          • Argent Stonecutter

            It’s not so bad if you’re not a space-bear.

          • Val Kilmer Batman

            I can always get people to let me have the window seat by telling them I get carsick. Which, surprisingly, only happens in ONE place on ONE road as I head over the mountains to Eastern Washington.

          • Argent Stonecutter

            Getting space-sick in a space-suit isn’t a problem that other space-passengers have to deal with.

          • Argent Stonecutter

            Seems to me that getting space-sick in a space-suit doesn’t space-bear thinking about.

  22. Gaboris

    “Insert here”, “TM”, “(k)” heh I just love these ferrets how they’re trying to be formal. X3

  23. Elijah_Blu

    Nailed that Label.

  24. Djorra

    Technically, “debriefing” comes AFTER the mission, when the agents report back. The one BEFORE the mission is just “briefing”.

    • Frank

      But of course, these are the Milton ferrets we’re talking about. Would they know that? (Ok, maybe they do) Wouldn’t they exploit the joke there? Remember, they’ve got a Steward named Steward!

    • Val Kilmer Batman

      Well, yeah, but do you expect the FERRETS to know that?

      Besides, they might not all make it back, so we might as well get the briefing and the debriefing over with at the same time. More efficient and whatnot.

      On the topic of them not all making it back:
      Mr. Bigglesworth: Help! I’m lost!
      Mr. Bigglesworth: Hey, Me too!
      Mr. Bigglesworth: Well, if I have to be trapped, it might as well be with you.
      Mr. Bigglesworth: Yeah. So, you wanna go get some popcorn or something?
      Mr. Bigglesworth: Sure! But first, are you a guy or a girl?
      Mr. Bigglesworth: I’m offended that you even have to ask!
      Mr. Bigglesworth: So… you’re a…
      Mr. Bigglesworth: I happen to be a guy, THANK you very much!
      Mr. Bigglesworth: Oh, okay then.
      Mr. Bigglesworth: And… you are…
      Mr. Bigglesworth: Oh! I’m a guy too!
      Mr. Bigglesworth: Oh…
      Mr. Bigglesworth: HEY! WE’RE OVER HERE!
      Mr. Bigglesworth: Oh! That’s the group we should get back to them!

  25. FurryNerd

    WHOOOO! up to date, and imma stay upto date because this comic is awesome and cute ^_^ <3
    Thank YOU Wikifur! :3
    and thank YOU for your Rick for your awesome comic! :D

    • Val Kilmer Batman

      Hello and welcome to our incredibly exclusive group of commenters. Anybody can join! Wait, that means we’re INclusive.

      Whatever.

      Hi, I’m Val!

      • FurryNerd

        haha lol, hello Val, nice to meet you :3

    • Argent Stonecutter

      Nice avatar.

      • FurryNerd

        thank you ^^
        alls you need is google, and some photoshop know how :)

        • Argent Stonecutter

          Add a dash of imagination, and just a touch of tenderness… OOPS, too much!

    • sonic id furreh!!!

      PUPPY!!!!!!!! ITS SO CUTE XD!!!!!!!!!

      • FurryNerd

        THANK YOU! haha, I’m thinking I might make it my permanent avi now hehe

    • WingedWolfGirl

      Welcome.
      Ur name, Itz cute! :3

      • FurryNerd

        Thank you hehe
        It comes from my more usual non-furry name PsychoNerd lol

  26. WyldKAT

    Paying fanservice to the GrapexMax fans in the first panel, I see.

  27. 8feet

    Now that’s a lot of theme parks Lolz;D!

  28. Kitch

    Yup. Tunnel of Love time. :P

    • FurryNerd

      dont forget, the theme is theme parks ;3
      there’ll be roller coasters and things that go really really fast, and that IS the tunnel of love xD

  29. HonorèDerazey

    “For today only, Theme Park World will be a leash-free Funventure”

    WAAAH?! Since the ferrets own the park, I would expect it to ALWAYS be leash-free.

    • Argent Stonecutter

      That’s a goldarn good question.

    • Frank

      Ah, but do they really own the park then? Mwahahah!

      • sonic id furreh!!!

        nu ai do MWUUHAHAHAAHAHHAHAAHAHAHAHAHAH!
        mai evil laf id better

      • HonorèDerazey

        True, who DOES own it? We need someone to solve this mystery.

        • Argent Stonecutter

          Legally it’s owned by the Milton foundation, I’m sure.

          And the leash thing is probably a county/state statute.

          • Val Kilmer Batman

            Yup. Reminds me of the Zoo, though I’m sure the ferrets would allow the same loophole.

          • HonorèDerazey

            Wait, wait, wait… there are TWO Argent Stonecutters?! *Pulls out pistol* Which one do I shoot?! WHICH ONE DO I SHOOT?!

          • Frank

            Uh, both? There’s one Argent and he has two e-mail addresses

          • HonorèDerazey

            Why two?

          • Argent Stonecutter

            It’s Frank’s fault.

  30. JustAWolf

    Wait wait wait…

    If Miles is going to be there, doesn’t that mean a possible King appearance too? And… is that a possible new Job? *ponders* Oh well… guess we’ll find out soon enough. XD
    (Still needs an avatar)

    • e

      maybe but since he is a pet he’ll be at the threme pack having fun.

      • Argent Stonecutter

        King could be a chaperone.

        Maybe not.

        • The Wolf Next Door

          That’ll be a “no” ;P

        • Val Kilmer Batman

          King is the Junior Counselor. He doesn’t get paid, and he doesn’t get to play like all the campers, and he has no real authority and prays that none of the kids figure that out.

          • Argent Stonecutter

            That would work, though technically he’s senior to any of the wolves. Except he can’t let anyone know. :D

  31. crazyredemu

    I laughed out loud for real on this one.

  32. garbud

    i have to say the ferrets don’t plan there speeches do they?

    • Frank

      “I am prepared to write a check of any size to solve these problems”

  33. Hopper2004

    Dear Max,
    Do you like your face?
    Cuz’ it won’t be there if you keep talking that way!!!
    The cats will be mad about how Peanut should be you!!!!
    -Hopper

  34. sonic id furreh!!!

    hey u guys if rick DID choose sumbody to be in the comic who do u think it wud be… like, frum de comments? :3

    • Kamron

      Somebody expendable, probably.

      • sonic id furreh!!!

        probably ¬_¬

    • WingedWolfGirl

      Haz 2 B said,
      I seriously DOUBT he will do that.

  35. FerreTrip

    The cats look a bit silly. X3

  36. Argent Stonecutter

    Tags: “neighbor cats, neighbor dogs”. For the vague ear-shadows in the background of the first panel?

  37. Dirk Karavalenge

    If he hit the label, then why isn’t it a Dartboard-themed theme park?

    • Argent Stonecutter

      Because that would be silly!

      • Kamron

        “Here’s the roller coaster where the car flies off the jump at the end and hits a target! And over here’s the Ferris wheel that flings you around and then detaches your car so that you fly off and hit a target over there! And look at this one…”

  38. King

    i wish i could go to a theme park where the theme is theme parks and was free! and max might get attacked for that comment

    • Manic

      I tried it in Roller Coaster Tycoon 2 a long time ago. Not the free part though. Never really completed it the way I wanted to, but I had a massive project with easily more than 2000 visitors a day, 6 completed themes, 2 themes in progress and 4 more planned for the future. The idea was to make it the largest, most beautiful and funnest park ever conceptualized (at least to my knowledge).

  39. TheBronzeGryphon

    The real question is: how does he pronounce the brackets in “magic(k)al?”

    • Val Kilmer Batman

      now THAT is a good question.

      perhaps “ma-jik-kal”?

    • Stryde

      Magickukal?

    • Frank

      “Magic –parenthesized kay– al”

    • Argent Stonecutter

      Any old FORTRAN geek will read that as magic-sub-k-ical.

  40. Mika

    Is it just me, or do Max and Grape both look a little lovestruck in the first panel…

  41. Stryde

    His facial style is changing a bit. Something about the eyes and the mouths and the cheek fur? I like it! I like the expressions lately. :D Improvement is wonderful.

    Yay for exciting new arc. <3

  42. e

    i going to ride the roller coaster!*one ride later* YEAH!*fall to ground then pukes*

  43. WingedWolfGirl

    “…and then Duke hit the lable.”

    I’ve heard that B4 some where.
    But seriously…
    Itz STILL funney!!! :D :D :D

  44. Oren Otter

    Andcominguponourleftyouwillseeabearholdingashark… Ohnoit’sjustaferretreadingfromapieceofpapeeeeeerrrrr.

  45. Tahoe

    The sunglasses and ferret thing really does work well for Keene ^___^

  46. Ace

    “And uhhhhhhhhhh we’ve got some lovely themepark themed items and uhhhhhhhhhhh coming up on your left we’ve got a talking ferret and uhhhhhhhh….”

  47. Indagare

    It’s going to look like something out of an M.C. Escher painting, isn’t it?

    • Argent Stonecutter

      Given that the ferrets are willing to write “a check of any size” when faced by technological limitations, it might.

  48. e

    the theme of the theme park is theme parks? clever quite clever.*bows*

  49. Manic

    “My name is insert name here”. Only a ferret would have that kind of attention span.

    • Argent Stonecutter

      “I, [recruit's name], do solemnly swear by [recruit's deity of choice] to uphold the Laws and Ordinances of the city of Ankh-Morpork, serve the public trust, and defend the subjects of His/Her [delete whichever is inappropriate] Majesty [name of reigning monarch] without fear, favor, or thought of personal safety; to pursue evil-doers and protect the innocent, laying down my life if necessary in the cause of said duty, so help me [aforesaid deity]. Gods Save the King/Queen [delete which is inappropriate].” – Detritus the Troll.

      • Thoth

        Can I offer you a Carrot to go with that sticky bit?

      • Kamron

        Remember, Vimes also does the whole routine in Night Watch. Only people who’re dim-witted, attention-deficient, or snarky would do such a thing.

        There, that sums it up nicely. LETS MAKE THIS A LAW

  50. GeminiDragon

    ugh….I really hate this Max & Grape pairing…

    • sonic id furreh!!!

      ai lub it! ^_^

    • Kamron

      Agreed. Let’s move on to the Joey + Kosmik Kitsune action we’ve all been waiting for!

  51. Hoheh

    Best debriefing I’ve seen.

  52. Kurra

    I’m jealous, and I’m not even a cat. ^_^