Water Water Everywhere

Still messing with some lighting techniques.  Because I can!  I have a comic here, I might as well practice my art stuff from time to time.

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  1. HunkRlz

    Hehe wet kitty!!

    • Lance

      *rings tail out* again again! XD

      • AflacMan13

        A wish I do wish…
        From the town of Glish Marish…
        A dish of Red Fish…

      • indigo

        shell yeah

  2. Challenger01

    Can I ride it with you two?

    • Skykitsune

      Me too!

      • HunkRlz

        Me three!

        • FuRrY321

          Us five!

          (What? *points at avvie*)

          • sonic id furreh!!!

            meh… six :D

          • NexusWulf

            Meh … Sevenzorz

          • Argent Stonecutter

            Eight! Otters love water!

          • Hypergenesis

            Nine of my towels are dry anymore, I’ll pass. . .

          • Hypergenesis

            Ten you’ll miss out on all the fun.

          • Hypergenesis

            Eleven it to you to have fun for me then.

          • Hypergenesis

            Twelve, don’t come drying to me when you are sitting all alone in the VR of a Roller Coaster.

          • Hypergenesis

            Thirteen is making bad puns of everything so don’t mind them everybody.

          • Ilovehousepets

            Dem Paradoxes, Hao they work?

          • thegamist

            me and my friends
            *points at a group of imaginated people*

          • the Art Wolf

            You guys are going to fill the whole ride! But if you have room, I’ll be there too!

            …what number are we on?

          • sonic id furreh!!!

            ai tink itz 16 ^.^

          • Kytan

            me 17 but let me grab my sword who knows what dangers lie ahead.

          • Lucier

            C-c-c-c-combo breaker!!!

          • sonic id furreh!!!

            @ Kytan
            hmmm… good thinkin ai think ai’ll get mai katana just in case

          • Argent Stonecutter

            Katana + water ride = bad idea.

            That reminds me, I need to clean my katana and oil it.

  3. Pseudo Faux

    General Consensus? Yes.

  4. Kytan

    yay wet grape!

    • Kytan

      i just wanna take a hair dryer to her!

      • sonic id furreh!!!

        meh 2 O.o

        • Kytan

          think about it she’d be all poofs and static!!

          • sonic id furreh!!!

            ooooooooooooooooohhhhhhhhhhhhh dats wut u mean
            … yah dat wood still be fun :3

          • NexusWulf

            Hell ya Fluffy Grape o.o :3

  5. psychoJoker36

    Did Rick just answer that age old question?

  6. psychoJoker36

    Lal, the ride they just got off of is the Slushie Hut

    • Argent Stonecutter

      I wonder what “Hot Dogs” and “Cotton Candy” are like.

      Or “Pizza Shack”.

      • Flammie

        We do know there’s a Pizza Pavilion, which is a roller-coaster, it seems.

        • Hypergenesis

          and the bathroom, a whirlpool waterslide.

          • sonic id furreh!!!

            ai found de slushies there ah place called freefall
            and bumber karts iz ah resturant :3

          • Flammie

            I thought freefalling is what the restaurant did?

          • sonic id furreh!!!

            yah but dats not wut it wud called ; )

          • Flammie

            Um… but you said that there’s a place called Freefall?

          • sonic id furreh!!!

            yah but ai mean the place UR thinkin of

          • Flammie

            But unless you’re referring to the webcomic called Freefall or you’ve come up with it yourself, I don’t believe there’s a ride called Freefall introduced in this arc yet… I may be wrong/unobservant, though.

          • sonic id furreh!!!

            oh woops never maind ur raight it’s actually called skymaster :3

          • Aerix "the Twilight" Spades

            Lolz! Luv teh accent, nya! ~^w^~

  7. rWolf1991

    Haha, I love how true this is!! :)

  8. IceKitsune

    Lol is it just me or do they look angry when their fur is wet like that over their eyes? Also lol that was funny Grapes complaining but wants to go again anyway. I must have been a ton of fun

    • psychoJoker36

      Everyone complains about how wet water rides are

      • Krzeszny

        I was in Bulgaria from 11.08.10 to 22.08.10 (few days ago). I was in aquapark for 10 euro, and it was fun (i didn’t complain about the water ;3 ). The only thing i didn’t like, was a shooting gallery, because the target was a black and white picture of a fox… with hundreds of bullet holes in it.

        • psychoJoker36

          Well that’s just wrong. Why couldn’t they choose like a bear, or Justin Bieber?

          • Hypergenesis

            Because the former would be too big of a target and the latter would scare away customers.

          • FuRrY321

            I lol’d. Why doesn’t anybody do traditional “Duck Hunt” targets anymore? (Not sure they ever did but it would be neat to say the least…)

          • Hypergenesis

            They couldn’t find a laughing dog to ‘dog’ the ‘missing’ shooters.

          • Aerix "the Twilight" Spades

            Iz better tha teh dawg iz missing, nya! =3
            Otherwize, everybuddy starts missing on purpose so that they could shoot teh goggy, nya! “^w^

    • Hypergenesis

      It’s probably because their hair, ?, is pointed to the middle giving them the illusion of having angry eyes. Grape actually has displeased eyes for the first three panels though.

      • Flammie

        After a quick experiment, it seems that without the head hair covering the eye in that way Peanut does look more curious than angry. He does lift it up in the last panel so we can see his full glee.

        • FuRrY321

          Flammie, are you guys using the acronym title tag to do the ‘comment alt-text’?
          ‘Cuz until recently, I’d never seen that before.

          • Hypergenesis


          • Flammie

            Yeah, credit goes to Hypergenesis for utilising it first (I saw it used in the comments of the last comic), and it just kind of launched from there.

            I use the “abbr title” tag, though. I think the two are similar, though there must be a reason either is used other than differentiation.

  9. metaecho

    grape looks like a punk in the last pannel Xp

    • MagicalSarai

      She also kinda looks like a boy… but it’s a little cute too!

  10. Thoth

    Now the Alt-Text suggests some EXTREMELY long lines at various campgrounds.

    • Hypergenesis

      Overtaking the requests of some, here’s the alt text.

      “Only when the ranger isn’t watching. Even ferals appreciate some sanitation”

    • Indagare

      Not to mention it calls into question what happens with ungulates like deer…

  11. CalaverX11

    *complain complain complain* Go again? “YES!”

  12. CalaverX11

    On an artistic critique(!), I like the lighting effects. They aren’t blunt and in your face, and they add just one more layer of depth to the images. If it’s not too cumbersome, you should continue down this path like you did when you experimented on the facial features.

  13. 2MK

    Does Grape felt painful when she does that in the third panel?

    • Hypergenesis

      Usually you don’t do things that hurt badly to yourself, so I don’t think she’ll hurt herself.

  14. I Am...

    Yea ya really gotta like all that chlorine they but in pools and other big, controlled water spots. Yea, why not. I’d go again, even though my skin seem to have some kind of reaction to the chlorine. T.T

    • dalonewolf25

      …And that’s why you can’t go to wet n’ wild nor theme park land, for you are too prone to scare one of our customers!

      • I Am...

        Oooo I’m scaring your customers??

        …..EXCELLENT!!! XD

  15. dalonewolf25

    Wet kitty. Seen it. Ran away as fast as lightning, but mines came back, jumped in,then ran back out again.

  16. Val Kilmer Batman


    • dalonewolf25

      MAYBE. If he’s smart or if he’s trained to do so.

      • psychoJoker36

        Smart or trained to do so? Have you not seen the animals in this comic? Even the once feral Wolves were intelligent enough to know their ferility was crap

  17. Exulen
  18. CalaverX11

    Also, when I wake up tomorrow morning, there will be three different people with wet Grape as their avatar in the comments.

    • CalaverX11

      Correct, “AT LEAST” three different people, with three different wet Grape avatars.

      • psychoJoker36

        AT LEAST

  19. Komi

    Please do, Rick. Some of us here surely enjoy watching these coloring practices of yours.

  20. CalaverX11

    Here here.

  21. WildRoo

    But not a drop to drink!

    • utnaphistim

      Beat me to it.

  22. falcon01

    A lament I’ve heard at Busch Gardens constantly when we lived down south! Love the wet fur look!

  23. Inu225

    (Imitates Golem)
    We hates wet rides we hate it so much.
    We loves wet rides we love it so much.

    It’s a love hate relationship.

  24. Mr.Zero

    Wait, what? A cat that likes water?! IMPOSSIBLE! I’ll take talking dogs, dragons, and even people turning into animals that can still talk, but A CAT THAT IS FINE WITH WATER!? DOES NOT COMPUTE!

    • Challenger01

      Try dividing by zero. It’s weirder than a cat that loves water.

      • psychoJoker36

        Mr. Zero can divide by zero. Try eating JUST ONE lays potato chip. That is unpossible

        • Elwood Blutarsky

          I’ve done it. Munch one and leave.

          Now just accessing juat one page on TVTropes on the other hand…

          • psychoJoker36

            That is nothing. Try defeating a cat in COG armor

          • Hypergenesis

            Aren’t you supposed to be working on a wet (meh, something, don’t want to be a dicator) in COG armor?

            Better yet, give the whole cast a COG. =P

          • psychoJoker36

            I thought about doing the whole cast in Cog armor. Then I realised I don’t like Bino. So he can be Baird

        • Argent Stonecutter

          Bah, try eating just one chocolate covered coffee bean.

      • Hypergenesis

        Infinity! It’s not so weird if you remember that multiplying by zero always gives zero too anyways.

        • Argent Stonecutter

          What’s really going to bake your noodle, is when you start wondering about what happens of you divide zero by zero…

          • Hypergenesis

            L’Hospital’s Rule, not really too hard, just annoying : D

          • Argent Stonecutter

            Aha, but what if f’(x) = g’(x) = 0? :p

          • Hypergenesis

            Just repeat the iteration. That’s why it’s annoying :D

          • utnaphistim

            L’Hopital’s rule only works if you’re taking a limit of something, and you wind up with an undefined form. (R/0), (Inf/0), (0/0) and (inf/inf) are all undefined.

          • Argent Stonecutter

            Plus, f’(0) = f”(0) = f”’(0).

          • Hypergenesis

            So I just missed out on the perfect chance to say “Warning: Science Ahead”, maybe next time then.

            Anyway, permalink to the said post: http://www.housepetscomic.com/2010/08/25/actually-nevermind/#comment-42794

            and we’re straying quite a bit from the comic so probably finalize then put the topic to rest, we’re not here to learn differential calculus theories. :) )

          • Flammie

            I didn’t fully understand that, and I’m actually curious to learn more, but this isn’t exactly the place for it, I guess.

            Just on another note, is it just me, or does alt-text disappear after being held up for a while? It makes reading long ones normally harder in the comments and the comic itself…

            From how strange it is for cats to like water to calculus theories. Huh.

          • Argent Stonecutter

            If f(x) = 0, then f’(x) = 0, f”(x) = 0, and so on for all derivatives, and L’Hospital’s rule fails.

    • Firewolf

      What about Tarot’s consorting with sprits to find a tv remote? Or a griffin that looks like Adam with a derby? Or a dog baking cookies? Or ferrets that keep a clean home? Or flirtatious barn cats? Or even a dog and mouse that…yeah. All these are answered by one thing…IT IS A COMIC! =D (And a darn good one at that)

      • psychoJoker36

        1) You’re definately thinking Jamie.
        2) What about the entire universe being the map of a U&U game?

  25. ReCreate

    Wow, the shading looks amazing. :o And I lold at how funny they look wet. :p
    This is the first time we’ve seen any characters wet, I think. :o

  26. ReCreate

    And grape looks sort of scary in panel 2. O.O

  27. FoxBlood

    I want to go to the bathroom again. That ride seems like the best! :D

  28. Valerio

    Warning sign: ‘Cute when Wet’ :D

    • psychoJoker36

      Motion: Seconded

  29. DynoMutt

    Looks like not even Grape can escape the clutches of the confusing rides!

    • Hypergenesis

      Slight Review!
      Grape (Panel 1): Urgh! I can’t stand wet rides.
      Grape (Panel 2): You go on expecting to be refreshed, because unlike a drink in this place it’s free; but you end up spending the ride trying not to get wet.

      I think that means she went on the ride expecting to get wet though it ended up with her trying not to get wet.

  30. Firewolf

    Ooooh…so true…even the last panel…*Darn those bears take forever*.

    • Argent Stonecutter

      Will you hurry it up in there, fella?


      Uh, never mind, take your time, I’m good…

      • Aerix "the Twilight" Spades

        It’s dangerous 2 do yer busyness bear handid, nya! ;p
        Bear tha in mind, nyahaha! X3

        But srrsly, teh last time Ah saw a bear using teh latrines, Ah heard ‘im shout: “That is the last time I steal a picanic-basket!” “^.^

  31. Elwood Blutarsky

    Love the water effects of the last two strips. Panel 3 here really sells it with the water coming out of her tail like a paper towel.

  32. xhunterkoh


    • xhunterkoh

      Ah, much better. Now if I can just get the proper sized one I’ll be good. How do you do it argent?

      And, obligatory rhyme finishing:

      Day after day, day after day,
      We stuck, nor breath nor motion;
      As idle as a painted ship
      Upon a painted ocean.

      Water, water, everywhere,
      And all the boards did shrink;
      Water, water, everywhere,
      Nor any drop to drink.

      (thank you wikipedia when my mind fails me. which is often)

      • xhunterkoh

        woops, meant to say val kilmer batman.

        • Lance

          ahh I’m liking the new avatar I made for you…but why is it still cutting off the ears? =(

          • xhunterkoh

            Dunno about that. This is the one from my desktop. I’ll see if I don’t have the other one somewhere.

      • Argent Stonecutter

        Just make it square, any size, then resize the grab handles to full size at Gravatar.

        • Val Kilmer Batman

          What I did was just take the strip, crop it to one panel, load that into gravitar, and move the grab handles around. You don’t NEED to crop it to one panel, but it helps with avoiding any unnecessarily chopped ears and whatnot.

          • xhunterkoh

            I meant setting up multiple emails. A bit tedious I guess but worth it.

          • Argent Stonecutter

            If your mail service supports the plus trick you only need one.

          • Hypergenesis

            Oh? What’s the plus trick?

          • Argent Stonecutter
          • Hypergenesis

            Ayt, many thanks. It’s easier to remember it that way. Now to move the avatars. . .

  33. Chaos Lightspeed

    lmao, nice comic, not much else to say about this one

  34. Inu225

    On a side note I like the lighting Rick been experimenting on his comic.
    This one in particular is great because i get a sense of how the day is slowly coming to an end.
    I think he should continue “messing around” with the comic. Changing things up is a great way for a web comic like this to evolve.

  35. Lord Wolfen


    Watter Watter everywhere and all the boards did shrink
    Watter Watter everywhere and not a single drop to drink

    is it me, or the tittle was inspired on the rhymes of the ancient mariner

  36. Michael

    I predict avatars of Grape

    • psychoJoker36

      Thou would predict correctly

  37. FurryNerd

    I love the new shading techniques, though it looks like it’s sunset there, maybe just cause the light’s coming from a weird direction :P
    Wet n’ Wild is the best water theme park in the world!

    • Hypergenesis

      Actually this type of lighting is making it look like it happened earlier than the previous comic.

      Though on a side note it also makes it look like an entirely different day as the orange sunset happens only during near or after rainfall. This bright sunset is for clearer days.


      • FurryNerd

        nono, it’s fair enough :P

    • Hypergenesis

      Oh, and the ride’s name is slushie bar.

      • Hypergenesis

        hut. . . I meant hut, not bar. . .

        • Hypergenesis

          Sorry for triple posting, but never mind this set of posts.

  38. Oren Otter

    Is that regular water, or blue family recreation water?

    • Hypergenesis

      It’s heavily treated water.

      • Hypergenesis

        I meant to say it is heavily chlorinated water so it would probably fall into the blue family recreation water despite chlorine being pale green.

  39. Uhm

    no wet grapes as avatars?

    • psychoJoker36

      Not yet. Then again, therew’s also less than 100 comments ad of this one. It was a slow night tonight

      • sonic id furreh!!!

        dun worry ai got 1 of peanut and gwape ^_^

      • sonic id furreh!!!

        and psyco were u get dat avvie? O.o

  40. Max Wolfe

    Seeing Grape likes doggy treats as well, seeing her show no real disgust towards water isn’t surprising :D .

    • Valerio

      she still refuses to admit it, but she’s quite into the Dog Side of things

      • Ilovehousepets

        I think we need to call pete…
        jk, that would mess things up.

  41. Hypergenesis

    As the old saying goes. . .

    The puffy chest fur makes them look less drenched that they should be, even short haired pets have their chest furs sticking to their skin when wet.

    • Flammie

      Hm, you’re right, it does. That seems like a difficult thing to fix though, because I think it’s the head fur and ears that have sort of drooped definitely tells us that they’re wet, and those two parts are quite large, whilst the smaller bits of fur don’t seem to do so as noticeably.

      Maybe just their head got drenched on the ride, somehow?

      • Argent Stonecutter

        Wouldn’t they have shaken the water off, like King?

        • Hypergenesis

          But shaking would have dried their heads first.

          • Argent Stonecutter

            The fur on their heads is longer.

          • Flammie

            Apart from the head fur and maybe the ears, it seems about the same length on the head as the body.

            I don’t think shaking the water off occured to King in the last comic, either, looking at it… He still looks drenched when he snaps at Miles.

          • Argent Stonecutter

            Apart from the “hair” fur and ears, the fur on their heads (the cheeks for example) is still fluffy.

            And king shook the water off in http://www.housepetscomic.com/2010/06/25/its-getting-hot-out-here/

          • Flammie

            Oh, sorry, I thought you were referring to the last comic, forgot about that incident. Fair enough, then.

            So they shook most of the water out, but couldn’t get it out of the looser parts of the their body (head fur, ears, tail, etc.)?

  42. Kitch

    “So you you wanna go again?”

    • sonic id furreh!!!

      yah ai do XD

  43. Gaboris

    Hehe poor Grape, but we’re all masochists in theme parks aren’t we? X3
    Still love the art so don’ worry sir. ;)

    • Aerix "the Twilight" Spades

      Ofcourse we’re masochists in theme parks, nya! X3
      Why else would we go on rides that go loop-teh-loop or corkscrewy, minya! X3
      Teh more teh bettur, n-n-nya! @_@

  44. King

    isnt that the truth, even if you know ur going to end up regretting it later, ya still wanna do it i guess

    • King

      o, and i think the lighting adds a great atmosphere to the comic, its like i can feel part of it, something along those lines

  45. e

    i want to go on the slushie hut!!

    • Argent Stonecutter

      Lot of water rides… Bathroom, Slushie Hut, Chinese Buffet Express, …

      • Hypergenesis

        From the looks of things, the souvenir shops will be making lots of money once people are allowed in.

  46. Squival

    I prefer the lighting on the previous strip still ^^
    But the setting did seem slightly different, this still looks nice at least.

  47. lionboy55555

    does anyone else think that grape really has to work hard to look excited when her hair is wet?
    it seems like she’s really sarcastic in the last frame, to me at least.

  48. CalaverX11

    You people disappoint me.

    • Hypergenesis

      I take this is because of the lack of wet Grapes?

  49. Tendo

    So much for cats hating water

  50. WingedWolfGirl

    Oh Grape, this is why we love you. X3

  51. Pogiforce

    Peanut I think has a typo in his dialogue in the last frame.

    Also, Grape wants to ride again even though water rides make her feel bad? She’s such a masochist. :P

    • Hypergenesis

      M-m-maybe it-it’s shi-shi-shiversss…

      She can’t stand wet rides because while on the ride she tries to stay dry. Now that she’s wet, she doesn’t mind anymore.

      • sonic id furreh!!!

        hehehe….. wet grape so gonna be mai avie ;3

  52. sonic id furreh!!!

    ai just realaized she has ah BIG tongue in panel 3 O.o

  53. The Wolf Next Door

    first a wet corgi… then a wet kitty and puppy. I WANNA SEE A WET FOX :3

  54. Gabrek


  55. Leinad

    *blinks* i’m honestly surprised that one made it through the censor-thing.

  56. Forycles

    This lighting effect’s actually awesome. Honestly, so long as it is only this bright on sunny days(I’m hoping that’s what you’re trying to portray), then this is perfectly acceptable. In fact, it’s preferable.

  57. Traxer

    I just thought that it was late afternoon w/ the ambitious coloring. ^^

  58. microbuss

    hehe funny I agree with Grape & the answer to the question is no LOL ;-)

  59. FunkyChicken

    I STILL say that you should keep the lighting effects. Seriously.

    • xhunterkoh

      Agrees. It looks excellent.

  60. xhunterkoh

    Oh come on. The “you you” should’ve been made at least “y-you you” or “y-you”. It made perfect sense to me that he was talking while shivering.

  61. keejerx

    Yay, lighting effects. I’d keep it if I were you. It looks pretty.

  62. anthroguy101

    I want to go to a water park now. What’s the nation’s biggest water park?

    • Argent Stonecutter


      • dalonewolf25

        A non-natural water park? Try Noah’s Ark Water Park: 70 acres. Else, go to Wet n’ Wild if you’re in Florida.

  63. MistingWolf

    I very much like this coloring/lighting you’ve been doing. It’s beautiful! I’ll certainly miss it if you decide not to continue it.

  64. Vv45689

    So cute. :3

  65. Corodan

    Well, late reply.

    That’s how it was for me at Raging Rivers, awesome place.

    Also, Grape looks pretty sinister in the last panel.

  66. namelessone

    He, Grape looks funny sopping wet

  67. thegamist

    why does grape look like king now?
    or is it just me?

    • e

      it just you.

      • thegamist

        maybe because she´s grouchy and letting her ears hanging wich king is something like all the time

    • thegamist

      oh yes and I kinda like the light effect rick´s using
      it makes me want to believe that it´s summer and getting around … eeer … 8 pm?

      • Argent Stonecutter

        8 PM is when they’re supposed to meet back with the chaperons!

        • Flammie

          Oh, wow, I forgot about that. Hm.

          I trust Rick Griffin’ll know when to end this arc and how, and do it well, anyways. I’d like to see Fox and Zach too, but of course it would be nice to see some of the other unseen characters as well.

          I wonder what will happen when the time comes. Maybe with a ( http://www.housepetscomic.com/2008/11/07/they-have-an-edge-because-theyre-literate/ ) sort of affairs, or being begged to be let out.

          Perhaps it’ll culminate with Miles and the other chaperones having to forcefully dragging a mob of pets by the collar back to the bus whilst also having to deal with a whole entourage of pets clinging onto them as well.

  68. PuDdY15

    “Does a bear do his business in a campground washroom”? *shakes head* doesn’t anybody know dat bears first raid de campgrounds in search of food first.

    • PuDdY15

      den they use de washroom.

      • sonic id furreh!!!

        dun ferget dey raid cars 2 :3

  69. Wolfspawn

    Wet Fur Is Hot ^^ and good for when it’s hot outside :P

    • ReCreate

      lol, this.

  70. Phonti

    WHOAAA! I wanna ride that ride daddy! —Me too son…me too…

  71. Sansash

    Wet Peanut Butter and Grape Jelly Sandwich…

  72. FerreTrip

    A cat? Willingly going back to water?…Is Grape secretly part tiger?

    Speaking of Grape, she looks funny in that last panel with her eyes and the hair. X3;

    • Argent Stonecutter

      Grape’s the cat who hangs around with dogs, remember?

    • Aerix "the Twilight" Spades

      What Argy said, nya! =3 Cuz she also eats goggy-biscuits, nya! =3
      Actually, they do taste great wif a prawn and curry-sauce, mrrrph! X3

  73. Aerix "the Twilight" Spades

    Wet fur…. Yeg! >.<

    • Aerix "the Twilight" Spades

      And by teh by, thnx guyz fur teh hugz, nya! X3
      Sowwy Ah did not awnswer back, nya! /._.\
      Ah was so busy wif mah staycation planz, and had alot O’social probz, wif mah beshtesh friend Rosie… She ain’t mah beshtesh friend no moar… She’s bin asking a bit to much this year, mao… /._.\
      So she’s just a normal friend nao… But teh wayz thingz R going nao… Ah dun believe it’ll hold up, mao… /._.\

  74. T-Squared

    Do ya think Peanut and Grape will go on the Tunnel of Love together next? :D

    Oh wait, that’s just the name of a kaleidoscope filled with cupid, heart, and bouquet-shaped sprinkles from the park’s gift shop… XD

  75. iHavezMyBirdo

    Hey hey, I like the shading~

  76. T-Squared

    No, wet COLLAR contest! :D

  77. Fuzzypaws

    Did I mention that we have a water park like 40 minutes from here!

  78. garbud

    it looks like dusk

  79. shyannethefox

    hehe I think of this everytime I’m at an amusement park. “Oh this will be refreshing” two mins later, gunk city..