The Age Of Aquarium
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  1. HunkRlz

    Whoa!! 0.0

    • Cannon Fodder

      Gee Brain, what are we going to do tomorrow night?
      The same thing we do every night Pinky, try to take over the world!

      • Manix

        ♪Pinky and the Brain, Brain, Brain do de la…..dun♪

  2. Kytan

    oh no pete took over a dolphin!

    • psychoJoker36

      No, that one dolphin was seen earlier

      • Kytan

        it has yellow eyes! pete has yellow eyes! and besides he called them foolish mortals and the dolphin earlier was at the zoo if you recall.

        • Val Kilmer Batman

          Yeah, but that dolphin was ALSO plotting to overthowthe human masters, if I remember correctly.

          • Challenger01

            You would be correct with this line telepathically uttered by one of the dolphins “Usurp the human leaders.” That’s when Peanut does a quick whip and looks back the dolphin.

          • Kytan

            but was that dolphin an immortal? i think not!

          • Val Kilmer Batman

            Dude? All the dolphins are evil. And I KNEW it was usurp. It was the leader part I forgot.

          • Hypergenesis

            Many times in great literatures have the word been spoken by one not truly immortal but only gifted with a prolonged lifespan. It’s more of a derogatory term for those who live shorter lives than the utterer.

          • Argent Stonecutter

            It’s confusing “immortal” with “immoral”.

          • Argent Stonecutter

            This is why every aquarium has a conservatively dressed big cat on security. Nobody’s going to mess with him.

          • sonic id furreh!!!

            wut type uz big cat…. if dey want ah RALLY BIG cat dey should get ah liger dey huge O_o

          • Val Kilmer Batman

            I see what was done there by you…

          • sonic id furreh!!!

            @ argent
            but ligers r real <:(

          • Frank

            The alt text now reads “tonight… we dine… on fish! Om nom nom”

          • Val Kilmer Batman

            What did it USED to say? I forgot…

          • Val Kilmer Batman

            or did it always say that?

          • Flammie

            The alt text on the comic has always been the same. Argent Stonecutter’s referring to the alt text put in the comment up there.

          • Krzeszny

            For tonight, we dine… on fish!
            and you know what is this?
            THIS… IS… AQUAAAAAAAA!!!
            *aqua 300 remix plays* aa-aa-aaa-aaa-a ququ-ququ-quququ-quququ-qu 2x;
            THIS IS AQUAA THIS IS AQUA-NO, THIS IS PATRICK!!
            (get it? heheh ;3)
            P.S. add me on facebook or Steam

        • Kamron

          Zach has yellow eyes right now as well.

          • Argent Stonecutter

            They’re green.

          • Kamron

            I guess it was just the other monitor I was using at the time.

        • Frank

          Yellow eyes = evil
          …maybe?

          • Lucier

            nah it just depends on what attached to them.

  3. Pseudo Faux

    A tad distracted, are we?

    • Hypergenesis

      To even call that an understatement would be an understatement.

      • Val Kilmer Batman

        To even say that even saying that calling that an understatement would be an understatement would be an understatement.

        • FuRrY321

          All this talk about “understating” is an overstatement. Just realize that it is an understatement to call being a “tad distracted” an understated understatement.

          • FlareKitsune

            Can’t let you do that, Star Fox.

          • Argent Stonecutter

            Do a barrel roll… and an immelman… and a backflip… chase your tail…

            Oh, sorry, otter moment.

          • Hypergenesis

            Wasn’t it just “Do a barrel roll” to ad nauseum?

          • Argent Stonecutter

            Not for an otter.

          • Val Kilmer Batman

            STAR Otter, that is…

  4. Challenger01

    Ohhh yay Fish! and Zach.

  5. psychoJoker36

    IT”S THAT ONE!!!

  6. KzT

    Those with low attention spans should never be villains.

    • Hypergenesis

      Yet that always seem to be the case as villains are almost always distracted before they’re defeated. . .

      • Val Kilmer Batman

        “I have a better idea, let’s put him in a easily escapable deathtrap and leave the room!”
        “But dad-”
        “Eh!”
        “b-”
        “NEH! We’re doing this my way.”

        • Amaterasu13

          Austin Powers?

          • Val Kilmer Batman

            A-yup

          • Aerix "the Twilight" Spades

            Way groovy man, nya! ;3

          • sonic id furreh!!!

            OH MAI GOD AERIX AGAIN XD
            ….. and yes austin powers id awesum ai wuz watchin goldmember last night :)

    • Argent Stonecutter

      Why do villains NEVER read the Evil Overlord list?

      http://www.eviloverlord.com/lists/overlord.html

      • Hypergenesis

        They claim it’s outdated.

        • Argent Stonecutter

          It’s classic, timeless!

          • Hypergenesis

            Yet they never listen and thus the results are always the same.

    • Expletive deleted

      That’s why I can never be one.

    • Justice193

      I’ve actually got an idea for a comic strip based slightly around that premise ;p.

      • Leinad

        Link should go here when you start it!

  7. Exulen

    fish fish fish fish fish fish fish fish fish fish fish fish fish fish fish fish fish fish fish fish fish fish fish fish

    • xhunterkoh

      fish? fish? fish? fish? fish? fish? fish? fish? fish? fish? fish? fish? fish? fish? fish? fish? fish? fish? fish? fish?
      *psst, the fish is a lie*
      *flees*

      • Exulen

        oh well, let sleeping fish lie, i guess

        • Val Kilmer Batman

          I SEE WHAT YOU DID THERE.

      • Val Kilmer Batman

        Behold!! The fork of truth, and the spoon of lies! Great and powerful eating utinsels they be! Unlike that lousy “spork of condescencion”. I mean, seriously, it was made of unbreakable but flimsy plastic, and all it does is make you taller than everybody you meet!

        • Skykitsune

          That comes from LFG doesn’t it…
          On another note: Can’t… Stop… Laughing… At Comic….

          • Val Kilmer Batman

            Yeah, lfg. But does nobody get the taller thing? If you’re taller than everybody else, you’re always “looking down on them”.

            You see what I did there? Huh? Huh? *nudge* *wink*

            *nervous smile*

            *crickets chirp*

            ACCEPT ME!

          • Exulen

            MY ACCEPTANCE CANNOT BE BOUGHT WITH HUMOROUS REMARKS!

            oh wait, yes it can. never mind

          • Flammie

            …Um…

            …Oh! I see what you did there.

            *Accepts Val Kilmer Batman*

            …Is that a tumbleweed?

            *chases after tumbleweed*

          • Hypergenesis

            Thanks for the cool air Val
            *applaudes to Batman.*

            ?

      • rWolf1991

        MINE! MINE! MINE! MINE!

        • rWolf1991

          Haha! No we’re just friends on Facebook!! XD

      • Argent Stonecutter

        Do you speak of… fishcake?

        • Exulen

          worse, fish tacos

          • FuRrY321

            Fish fries?

          • Argent Stonecutter

            Lutefisk?

          • Hypergenesis

            Hey, I ate all of those.

          • Argent Stonecutter

            Hah, if you’d tried Lutefisk I was going to raise the ante with Surströmming.

          • Hypergenesis

            I can’t stand strong scented foods, it sticks to my skin.

          • Argent Stonecutter

            You’re supposed to eat it, not roll in it!

          • Hypergenesis

            I meant the scent sticks to my clothes and skin.

          • Kamron

            I thought lutefisk was the worst of the worst. If it turns out there’s something worse…

          • Argent Stonecutter

            Surströmming is sold in tins that are often bowed out to near spherical shape by the continued fermentation after canning. It’s not allowed on aircraft due to the chance of explosion. You open the can outside because of the smell.

        • Mika

          Whatever, it’s probably a lie anyways…

    • WingedWolfGirl

      …Fish.

  8. Kytan

    hmm this makes me think of that one song…. good bye and thanks for all the fish!

  9. IceKitsune

    lol evil dolphins that are way to easily distracted lol

    • IceKitsune

      Also I love how Fox just doesn’t seem to care at all.

      • Kytan

        i assume he assumes it’s for the entertainment of the park…

        • Hypergenesis

          or it just means that he’s been to the zoo as well.

          • IceKitsune

            Yeah probably that or another Aquarium and he knows that they can’t do anything because the dolphins are so easily distracted so he just doesn’t worry.

          • Hypergenesis

            or he could have read it on one of his many books.

        • Aeonera

          and they dont have any thumbs, or hands for that matter…

          • Aerix "the Twilight" Spades

            Thnx teh ceili-cat fur tha, nya! “^_^
            Dolphinz have a total grudge on meh… Ah eat a lot of tuna, nya! “^w^

          • Val Kilmer Batman

            Thanks the wha? You have stumped me.

          • Argent Stonecutter

            Allow me to translate: “I must express gratitude towards the creator of all, Ceiling Cat, for ensuring that Dolphins have no manipulatory appendages with which to implement their fiendish plans… I cast a labial fricative tauntingly in their direction!”

          • Flammie

            Don’t forget “I do consume a large quantity of thunnus albacares, cat-like suffix.”

          • Justice193

            it all makes so much sense now O.O

            … it’s your fault their evil D:

            :p

          • Hypergenesis

            I’m free from guilt!

          • Aerix "the Twilight" Spades

            It wuz nevvah mah attention 2 make them ebil, nya! O.o
            Ah just like tuna, nya! “^.^

          • Val Kilmer Batman

            I see. We are a forgiving entity, and thus you shall be spared. For now.

            : P

          • Aerix "the Twilight" Spades

            Thank U father, amen, nya! 0:3

          • Val Kilmer Batman

            Aerix… I am your father’s brother’s sister-in-law’s nephew’s daughter’s best friend’s ex-roommate!

          • Aerix "the Twilight" Spades

            Owkay, Ah believe U, nya! “^w^
            Cuz yer Batman, nya! X3

          • Flammie

            Wait… doesn’t that make him a generation below you? Though there is some wiggle room with ex-roommate, I guess.

          • Aerix "the Twilight" Spades

            He’s BATMAN DAMMUT! >.< He can B anybuddy, nya! ;p

          • Val Kilmer Batman

            I’m the goddang Batman. I am my own straight man. I can make anything funny. Fear my power.

  10. Midnight Wolf

    lol, those dolphins always crack me up

    • Aerix "the Twilight" Spades

      Iz tha cuz they make those crackling sounds, nya? =3

      • sonic id furreh!!!

        ai laike dolfin cuz dey can make bubble ring …BUT… ai have figured out how 2 make dem 2 ^.^

        • Aerix "the Twilight" Spades

          How!? O.O Every time Ah try 2 make bubbles Ah run out of air, nya! “^.^

          • sonic id furreh!!!

            2 make ah buuble ring well u got 2 anker (de thing used 2 stop ah ship) ur self at de bottom of de pool and den make ah POW type sound under water but just w/ air

          • Aerix "the Twilight" Spades

            So that’s Y Ah couldn’t do tha, nya! O.o
            Ah need ta get an anchor, nya! OwO

          • sonic id furreh!!!

            eeeexxxxxxxxxxxxxaactleh ^.^

          • Aerix "the Twilight" Spades

            Darn teh navy peepz did not want 2 gib meh a anchor, nya! >:3
            Maybe Ah should try a different approach, nya! =3

          • sonic id furreh!!!

            u cood trai ah 15lb weight tat usually wrks fer meh ^_^

          • Leinad

            I think the internal translator i keep for you two just overheated and gave up…

          • sonic id furreh!!!

            durnit >:o

          • Flammie

            Really? I could somehow decipher all that… it’s an incredibly strange conversation, though.

            I dearly hope they weren’t serious about the anchor.

          • Aerix "the Twilight" Spades

            @sonic id furreh!!! – Tha could work, minya! ^w^
            Then teh navie peepz dun have ta worry, nya! ;p
            @Leinad – Sowwy, nya! “^w^

          • Hypergenesis

            The conversation also call for a large lung capacity as making a POW type-sound would force air out of lungs if done improperly, especially underwater.

            This remind me a lot of Foghorn Leghorn and Barnyard Dawg

  11. lolparty

    awww silly dolphins and your empty threats.

  12. Val Kilmer Batman

    So long, so long, so long, so long, so long! So long, so long, so long, so long, so long! So long, so long, and thanks, for all the fish!!

    I feel like I have no life. Lurk, lurk, lurk, lurk. T.T

    I even set an alarm for when this comic updates.

    • Val Kilmer Batman

      Oops, wrongish avatar.

      • Hypergenesis

        No worries, it just made the comment funnier.

        • sonic id furreh!!!

          and ai just made it awesome ^_^!

          • WingedWolfGirl

            yes U did.
            cool Iratu icon!

          • sonic id furreh!!!

            y, thanku

          • Val Kilmer Batman

            THAT’S where he’s from! I read that comic every saturday, but I completely blanked. We haven’t seen Iratu in forever. That’s my excuse. Accept it or don’t. Actually, probably don’t, ‘cus it’s a lame excuse. Nobody should forget about Iratu.

          • sonic id furreh!!!

            yah, iratu iz awesum especially in chibi form ^_^

  13. RockstarRaccoon

    Awesome! I love Zach’s character design! Glad to see he’s not confined to the house for running away!
    Oh yeah: LOL!

  14. Elwood Blutarsky

    Fox and Zach: An unusual teamming and yet it works so well. Figures Tiger’s rabbit sibling would get along with the other dogs better than he does.

    • Hypergenesis

      Everyone loves Fox.

      • Val Kilmer Batman

        Except for that PETA guy with the glandular problem, but he’s starring in the prison life fashion show now, and nobody cares about him.

        So everyone who MATTERS loves Fox.

        • Flammie

          I like Fox.

          I do like that Fox and Zach get shown together anyway, and the combo works, as well. I did say that I’d like to see the two, though I wasn’t expecting in the same comic.

          To be honest, I think a lot of the other pets get along better with the dogs than Tiger.

          • Hypergenesis

            Don’t judge those who were given taboo names to be insociable. It’s not their choice nor do they have legal means to change it.

            On a sidenote: Tiger used to be sociable, but his name caused him to be aggressive and paranoid, traits that are similar to ‘repel’ in RPGs.

        • Justice193

          what do you mean nobody cares about him? I’m certain that, as a fashion diva, he’s got a whole fan base…

          • Mika

            Oh yeah, in prison he’d be beating them off with a stick…

          • Argent Stonecutter

            A divah, whe-ah is his snorkel and flipp-ahs?

          • Hypergenesis

            Anyways, just decided to say that a diva is a FEMALE singer. . . Really disturbing guys (and girls).

          • Justice193

            yes, yes it is >:D

  15. Law

    This would pump more adrenaline in you than those other “rides”, “non-adrenaline junkie”. XP

  16. CamKitty

    Oh ya, all animals can talk lol

  17. tlarn

    And on the day of reckoning, the last words to be uttered to the land-walkers will be “So long, and thanks for all the fish.”

  18. Hypergenesis

    Usurp the human leaders. . .

  19. Ziggy

    The true evil of dolphins is revealed. At least their revolution is easier to avoid than the mices own…

    Still, I’m never going to the beach without a bucket of fish again…

    • Elwood Blutarsky

      Kind of hard to conquer the world when you’re aquatic. There’s no way you could take over Nebraska or Montana.

      • Desmont

        You might have forgotten that about 70% of the Earth is covered in water….

        • Elwood Blutarsky

          But all the good parts are the 30 percent that aren’t..

          • Frank

            The Little Mermaid would like to disagree with you, but she’s busy at the moment

    • Inu225

      It’s hilarious to think that dolphins are evil.
      If these dolphins are so evil how come they’re the ones incarcerated in an over-sized fish tank?

      • Argent Stonecutter

        Because they’re still working on their secret plan to… oooh, shiny!

        (goes into ferret-shock)

      • Hypergenesis

        It’s their passive world domination method. Start small, think big.

        Anyways, I’m off to puncture more holes into Evil Headquarters.

  20. Sansash

    This is the dawning of the age of aquarium, the age of aquariuuuum
    Aquaaariiiuuuuuuuuum
    Aquaaariiiuuuuuuuuum

  21. namelessone

    Seems to be something of a brick joke…also dolphins are easily distracted aren’t they?

  22. CalaverX11

    Remember kiddies, telepathy doesn’t always equate to intellect.

    • CalaverX11
      • Hypergenesis

        Yet fairy tales where a common man is suddenly regarded as the “Chosen One” by a mysterious voice beg to differ as any man chosen by these voices are almost always victorious.

        • Val Kilmer Batman

          perhaps only the intelligent voices are given the hero-finding jobs

          • Hypergenesis

            Then that makes the rest as wannabe-villains, villain-finders and villain-wouldbes.

  23. thewhitedragon

    that clearly shocked poor Zack a lot XD

  24. HunkRlz

    Angels of the sea huh?! Good thing they have a weakness so dry land is safe for now….
    We don’t want to see Lady Liberty underwater now do we!! Kinda like the scene from the movie A.I

  25. Hypergenesis

    TONIGHT . . . WE DINE . . . ON FISH! *om gnom, om nom*

    • Elwood Blutarsky

      I sense a flaw in their plan, being aquatic they have no way to kick a messager into a big random pit.

      • Val Kilmer Batman

        The marinas trench, maybe?

        • Hypergenesis

          and no feet means inability to kick.

          • Val Kilmer Batman

            BUT! what if they got some fake legs and hit people with them! Would that count?

          • Flammie

            I think at the moment the aquatic animals start searching for fake legs and a big random pit to successfully kick a messenger into, the impact would kinda be lost.

          • Hypergenesis

            Or the messenger would have died of suffocation already.

  26. FrostDemn

    Hey, are in one of those cool under-water tunnel things? Those things are so awesome.
    One of them’s at Shark Experience in Six Flags Mari–I mean Discovery Kingdom… And the other’s way longer and at Pier 39.

    …Does Aquaman exist in this world? Is he controlling those dolphins?? O.o

    • Hypergenesis

      I think they already usurped Aquaman.

      • Val Kilmer Batman

        You make it sound As if they drank him like a slurpie. Mm, blue razzberry…

        • Val Kilmer Batman

          “uslurp”. Best verb ever. Maybe. No?

          • Hypergenesis

            uslurp: to noisily drink as a group.

            How’s that for its definition?

          • Val Kilmer Batman

            It’s pretty good. So, “they uslurp their slurpies” would be valid? And a “uslurper” would be one who slurps drinks loudly with other people?

          • Hypergenesis

            Now to find a reputable community to force the term into the dictionaries.

          • Val Kilmer Batman

            We could make our OWN dictionary! BRILLIANT!

            We could call it, “The Big Book of Words that Don’t Exist, But Should”, or the BBOWTDEBS, for what appears to be long, instead of short.

          • Val Kilmer Batman

            Oh, I forgot to put the comma in the acronym!

            : P

          • Argent Stonecutter

            You need a shorter term. Fictionary, perhaps, or Recyclopedia, or Resaurus.

          • Hypergenesis

            Derptionary!

          • Argent Stonecutter

            I think we have a winner.

          • Val Kilmer Batman

            I liked fictionary… but how about this: the OFFICIAL name is BBOWTDE,BS and the UNOFFICIAL name is the derptionary.

          • Argent Stonecutter

            But it’s called “A-sitting on a Gate”, or “Haddock’s Eyes”.

          • Val Kilmer Batman

            You got… CONFUSED! (da da Da DAA!)

          • Argent Stonecutter

            Nobody reads the classics no more…

            http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Haddocks%27_Eyes

  27. Thoth

    Well, there’s a less subtle dolphin than the last one (presuming that the zoos dolphin have not been transferred to Theme Park World). Does that mean that the conspiracy is almost ready to strike?

    News… after dinner!

    • Hypergenesis

      I doubt it, the dolphin said “When the children of the sea unite as one. . .” and the only way that would happen is by breaking the food chain.

      Besides. . .

      • Argent Stonecutter

        “The children of the sea” doesn’t necessarily include “the yummy snacks of the sea”.

        Besides…

        • Hypergenesis

          Nomming yummy snacks makes them one with you I suppose.

          Besides. . .

  28. Valerio

    1) Zach’s expression on #2 is just priceless!. And he was worried about Tiger, heh!
    2) Lucky Peanut, he didn’t hear an ANGRY dolphin, last time, or he’d still have nightmares!

  29. Hypergenesis

    Now I don’t understand why Zach claims it to be relaxing. . .

  30. Oren Otter

    This strip is offensive. It makes aquatic mammals look as if we have nothing more on our minds than… uh…
    Hang on… I gotta grab something to eat.
    Fish! fish fish fish!
    …fish!

  31. Val Kilmer Batman

    You make me sad, mysterious comment moderator, for my emimently related comment has been deleted. How is a V for Vendetta speech NOT related to evil dolphins? Plus I thought that whole “ready, set, alliterate” was pretty clever, if I do say so myself. But it was RELATED. It had MEANING. and you destroyed it. You sent it into the abyss. And with its destruction you have destroyed a piece of my soul. You make me sad.

    • Rick Griffin

      It was all to similar to a certain other comment thread starter that was deleted

      • Val Kilmer Batman

        Oh okay. I’m not sad anymore.

        • Val Kilmer Batman

          But I do want that piece of my soul back, so do you know any place that rents cheap scuba gear?
          : P

          • Flammie

            You want the mini train ride. *points*

          • Hypergenesis

            There’s a beach about 300km away from my home that has a scuba rental for approximately $12.

      • Argent Stonecutter

        It’s a Rick!

        So, quick Q: why does Keene sometimes have a brown neck and sometimes a creamy neck like me?

        • Rick Griffin

          Because I can’t keep my references straight

          • Argent Stonecutter

            Aww, rats. There should be some deep underlying symbolism about it. Something mere readers wot not of. With significant… pauses.

            Which one’s the real Keene?

          • WingedWolfGirl

            The one in the glasses.

  32. Argent Stonecutter

    If dolphins had Ritalin they could rule the world.

    • Val Kilmer Batman

      Now I think I might have to switch over to a dolphin avatar. Curses!

    • Hypergenesis

      Though they would be quickly overthrown since their cries and calls alone are enough to unite the entire world against them.

  33. Firewolf

    Definitely my favorite comic of this arc so far! =D

  34. Phonti

    FOR TONIGHT, WE DINE IN HELL!!

    • WingedWolfGirl

      …AND ON FISH!

      • sonic id furreh!!!

        NNNNUUUUUUUUUUUUU DAT AH BAD PLACE!!!!! DX

        • Aerix "the Twilight" Spades

          Nah, iz not so bad, iz ruled by a guy named Lucy, nya! X3
          How can it B a bad place if yer mumz gave ya grrrlz name when ya R a boy, nyahaha! X’3 No buddy’s gonna take ya srrsly, nya! ;p

  35. Val Kilmer Batman

    Is it just me, or are the comments messed up again?

    • Val Kilmer Batman

      And now they’re fixed. Weird.

      Pointless comments, apparently. Feel free to delete, as no piece of my soul was embedded within as it normally is.

      • Val Kilmer Batman

        WHY ARE THESE STILL HERE?

  36. Shady Kitsune

    Let us thank all that is good that evil dolphins have extremely short attention spans.

  37. King

    i knew dolphins were secretly evil, they dont attack us yet cuss they want free fish

  38. falcon01

    Dolphins always made me nervous, they are a lot bigger looking when your actually in the water with them.

    • Argent Stonecutter

      They’re very large, very powerful animals.

      And remarkably few humans have been killed by them.

      • Hypergenesis

        Falcon Lunch.

        Aaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaugh!

        • Argent Stonecutter

          OK, I messed that up.

          His name was Tiao.

        • falcon01

          Not what I was afraid of, but when your 15 and snorkeling in the Florida keys and you look behind you and one is only a foot or so away it gives you quite a scare. I thought he(or she) would have made some noise or something but it was dead quiet .
          Sad story there Argent.

  39. Val Kilmer Batman

    So, if the dolphins talk telepathically, do the all sound the same? Or can they sound however they want? Or do they have a “mind-voice” that they can’t change? Can they make any sound they want telepathically? Because that would be an awesome band. Think about it. Well, as lo g as there weren’t any fish around during the show…

    • Val Kilmer Batman

      On a side note, sometimes “n”s can be invisible, as seen in the above comment.

      • Pecan

        It’s probably like the “thought-speak” used by Andalites in Animorphs.
        ….I’m such a nerd.

        • Greek Geek

          Oh my, I share in your nerdiness. Plus I totally agree.

        • Val Kilmer Batman

          I haven’t seen that, or read it, or whatever… I’m sorry.

    • Hypergenesis

      They don’t sound the same, thus the different colors.
      Not sure if they can modulate their voices, but it could be unique as telepathy is the resonance of one mind to another, and since the brain is susceptible to multiple resonant frequencies then different telepaths might as well be operating different frequencies from each other.

      They might be able to make any sounds, reasoning is the same as the above reason.

  40. Pecan

    Alternate title:

    Dolphins are Tele-pathetic

  41. Tahoe

    I could see Fox having this conversation actually, lol

  42. Kitch

    For something that unnerving, Fox sure is doing a good job keeping cool.

  43. Inu225

    Ok. Is it just me or I’ve been noticing in the past three comics a pattern that relates to “water”:
    King goes down a water slide.
    Peanut and Grape go on a wet ride.
    Fox and Zach go into an aquarium.
    Heck, Sabrina mentions something about getting wet in a “Spontaneous Wet Fur Contest”.

    Is there a deeper meaning to all this or am I over-analyzing things.
    Water? 水?(>人<)

    • Argent Stonecutter

      It’s the secret symbolism of the giant can of soda.

      • Flammie

        So what happens when Pete is thirsty?

        • Argent Stonecutter

          Aquageddon!

          • Hypergenesis

            Then drought as Pete tries to dry off the battle map.

          • Flammie

            “What does that cloth represent?”

          • Hypergenesis

            It should have represented my surrender but I decided a coaster is more important.

  44. SamBlob

    “And if my thought-dreams could be seen
    They’d surely put my head in a guillotine,
    But it’s alright, Ma, it’s life, and life only.” – Bob Dylan

    They’d need a really big guillotine for that dolphin… ^^;

  45. Stryde

    Mine? Mine? Mine? Mine? Mine? Mine?

  46. Gaboris

    So dolphins are evil megalomaniacs who wanna overthrow the land… SO WHAT? They’re still the cutests things out there so they can try to enslave me if they want. X3

    • Argent Stonecutter

      Otters are cuter.

      • Hypergenesis

        A world where dolphins rule. . . Ugh, fish everyday. Happy vegans though. . .

        • Aerix "the Twilight" Spades

          No complaint aboot teh fish…. But AH HATES WATUR, MAO! >.<

          • sonic id furreh!!!

            how duz u hat water?!?

          • Argent Stonecutter

            With an H, because it’s Horrid.

          • Aerix "the Twilight" Spades

            Ahm a cat, Ah hate water, nya! >.<
            Ah only like water from fountains, bottles, squirt gunz, but Ah hate full bodies of water, like lakes, seas and on bullies fingurz, nya! "-_-
            Unless it'z 30 degrees centigrade, nya! Then mah feline-genes will shut down and then Ah jump in like an otter, nya! "^w^

          • sonic id furreh!!!

            oooooohhhhhhhhhh tat explains it ai… am ah wolf *duz sum awesum pose*

          • Aerix "the Twilight" Spades

            Oh, yer an Awooooh, nya! X3
            A thought U wher a hedgehog, nya! “^.^ Cuz of yer name… {:3 Sowwy, nya! “^.^

          • sonic id furreh!!!

            no prob ai’m sure most ppl thoght dat ^_^;;

          • Gaboris

            Come on man, just because they want to rule the landmasses it doesn’t mean they want to food it or drive us into the waters instead of them. Got it Spades? XD
            I don’ really like fish, but I don’ have a prob with it.
            … Not sure what I am personally since I did make a wolf like avi but I’m no furry in my own eyes. What ya guys say? XD

          • Aerix "the Twilight" Spades

            Ah still say; Ya R a furreh, when U feel like it, just like when U feel like a metalhead, or a rocker, or a hippy, nya! ;p
            So U dun feel furry, then U properly ain’t, minya! =3

          • sonic id furreh!!!

            but if u wer 2 beh ah furreh u’d b ah doggie most laikly ah retriever ^_^

          • Gaboris

            Yeah ye’re right again Aerix. ;)
            But why would I be a retriever? I do have a WOLF avi don’ I!O_O

          • sonic id furreh!!!

            oh… ai thought it wud ah doggy ^.^;;

          • Aerix "the Twilight" Spades

            They’re both K9s, nya! =3

          • Gaboris

            WÁÁÁHHH!!! Why won’t anyone recognise it? Does it realy look that bad? X(

      • utnaphistim

        Otters are also vicious sociopaths. Fun fact: Otters bite their handlers more often than any other zoo animal.

        • Hypergenesis

          AHA! World dominator material.

          • Gaboris

            The cute ones are those who ya want to be bitten and dominated by… like chicks (humans not birds. XD).

        • Argent Stonecutter

          I’m sure the badgers and wolverines would outdo them if they were cute enough to put their handlers off guard all the time. For that matter, if my cats had teeth that could bite through two leather gloves at once I’d never dare give them a bath.

          I’m not sure the biting is all aggressive. Gavin Maxwell’s description of some of Mijbil’s behavior sure made it sound like another otter would be expected to grin and bear it. Like when he playfully pierced a friend’s ear for him.

          • Hypergenesis

            Aha! This be the fabled ear piercing. . .

            I knew wolverines could do that and the badger’s long fang certainly seem like they could pierce through a lot as well.

            Talking about cute biters, giant pandas (probably the most useless animal in the planet, and the ones with the lowest survival instinct as well) could take the top spot as their reputation far exceeds their capabilities. They probably have a disconnected brain sector or something so just think what might happen if it suddenly connects.

          • Gaboris

            Ummm… Argent how did ya make that black unkderline and the “?” thing in your post? Oh and ye’re pretty much right about the bdgers and wolverines, but who’s Gavin Maxwell and Mijbil? >_<"

            @Hyper: Are ya sayin that giant pandas can't bite or somethin like that?

          • Argent Stonecutter

            The black underline is the new “f” word. That is, if you use the “abbr” tag to create it you automatically get moderated, thanks to a fishy discussion now deleted.

            If you haven’t read “Ring of Bright Water”, Gavin Maxwell’s story of his experiences with the otter Mijbil and Edal, go read it now.

          • Hypergenesis

            Nope, I’m saying that in terms of unexpected bite threats, the giant pandas are the greatest of these threats.

            Sure no one intentionally angers an animal, and I mean no one sane is, but there are cases where the stimuli present just call for a biting response, and if that happened to giant pandas (to which I heard stories of them being left OUTSIDE their cages and free to roam the zoo [or was it a conservation center, anyway there were visitors there] while led away from entrances only by the promise if food) due to their presumed dimness, I would say that’s proof enough that more people find them “cute and harmless”.

          • Gaboris

            @Argent: Oh so instead of deleting the comment they just edit the unwanted partd… brilliant! :D
            Never heard of it, but I’ll look into it. :)
            @Hyper:Hmmm… aha now I know what ya meant, but so far I thought pandas are seen as numb, but dangerous animals(Act slow and look cute, but WILL tear ya apart if it can reach ya.)… somewhat like hippos.

          • Hypergenesis

            Furcisely!

      • Gaboris

        That may be true, but they are much smaller and they “hunt” motionless oysters not fish. X3

  47. Mika

    I WILL DESTROY YOU ALL!!!!

    But first, a lunch break!

    fish fish fish…nomnomnom

    • Hypergenesis

      Overthrowing does not always equate to destruction.

      • Val Kilmer Batman

        UNLESS you’re the Mastermind.

        “Yes! Boil the seas! Raze the land! DESTROY THE PLANET!”
        “Whoa! I thought we were CONQUERING the planet!”
        “Destroying is conquering. I looked it up.”
        “Bu-”
        “Alright, time to **** off to space. You got this? Great.”
        *Blasts off into space*
        *Planet explodes*
        “Hmm, maybe I didn’t think this through… WAIT! WHERE ARE MY CHEESY SNACKS! NOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOO!!!!!!!!!!”

        • Val Kilmer Batman

          Nobody? Nobody gets this?

          Well, Nobody, you’ll always understand me…

          • SoE

            that one overlord flash game?

  48. WingedWolfGirl

    Silly dolphin, world domination is for villains.

    …Luv the lighting effects in this.

  49. I Am...

    World Domination stopped by fish?? LMAO It’s a bet that Dio, character from Grand Chase, is providing ‘Here’s The Fish!!!’ (silly Dio meme) XD

  50. Nia

    Why do I have a feeling that when he wakes up, the 2nd question is gonna be “Do ya think fish have dreams?”

  51. Salenstormwing

    This is why ferrets are smarter than dolphins, because we’re distracted by fis…. SHINIES! *runs off after some tin foil*

  52. Corodan

    Where’s Zach’s towel?

    comeonsomeonegethtereferencetherebeforeIsmashsomeone

    • Val Kilmer Batman

      the only thing I can think of is Hitchhiker’s guide to the galaxy…

      • Corodan

        S’good enough.

    • Hypergenesis

      I deserve a bonk. . .

      • Val Kilmer Batman

        http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=3VeTevGmaoU

        Now, you can’t tell me that you didn’t see this coming…

      • Foxstar

        Your very close to getting worse. Stop screwing around with the alt text. Or else.

        • Hypergenesis

          I know, I’ve already stopped and those last ones were just tests on what happened to the alt text tags after the announcement.

          Though I do take offense being called screwing around since about 90% of my post were meant seriously, though nothing I can do about it.

        • Flammie

          I’m sorry… I did use it far too liberally. I’ve stopped using it, though.

  53. PuDdY15

    WE SHALL RULE AND YOU MORTALS SHALL FALL! BUT<strong first lets talk bout how great i am.

    • PuDdY15

      ignore de <strong thing…. IT MEANS NOTHIN!

      • Val Kilmer Batman

        or DOES it? No, I’m pretty sure it means nothing.

      • PuDdY15

        no seriously…. dets talk bout how great ai am! LETS!

  54. gagi

    are the dolphins an avatar for the U&U ?

  55. PuDdY15

    now this is jus meh but that dolphin doesn’t look dat evil……. but dolphins always look unevil…. but truth is…. dere evil!
    http://browse.deviantart.com/?qh=&section=&q=cute+dolphins#/d2aa7g2

  56. Profesor Rod

    300 dolphins!

  57. Radio Viewer

    I wonder… How does it feel when someone talk through your mind like that?

  58. FerreTrip

    Aaaahh, seeing that first line in the second panel reminds me of Animal Crossing. I made one of my villagers say that as their verbal tic.

    And plotting ADHDers…yeah, we’re okay, just…yeah. (Poor Zach…)

  59. thegamist

    ooooooooooooooookaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaay
    inches away from the glass

    • thegamist

      wait … dolphins are mammals no fish
      I think

      • Aerix "the Twilight" Spades

        Yer rite, but that still makes em ebil, nya…. “^.^

        • thegamist

          OR just incredibly dumb
          (they don’t know what they are)

          • Aerix "the Twilight" Spades

            Or just messing wif ya fur fun, nya! ;p
            Ah do that often on U-Tub nowadayz, nya! =3
            Allot of “speshul-friends” came ta visited meh, nya! X3

  60. Rider098

    Huh, these aren’t the benevolent dolphins I read about in my Hitchhikers Guide… though they do like fish all the same!

    I can only imagine how a tank full of underwater creatures would sound like in this universe, all of them chanting of world domination in a swarm of evil. At least until feeding time comes around and all you can hear is “food!” and “fish!”. The trainer must have had a hard time starting out and I guess nobody is taking them seriously. XD

    • Val Kilmer Batman

      Every race has its bad apples…

      • Hypergenesis

        and within those apples are rotten apples.

  61. T-Squared

    Bread, Eggs, Milk, Squick. :D

    (Read all about it at Housepets’ TV Trope Page! 8D)

    http://tvtropes.org/pmwiki/pmwiki.php/Main/Housepets

  62. Mystery Penguin

    I hear Hell has great fish, who knew?
    Or am I late on the joke?

  63. Beastly

    YES! RETURN OF THE DOLPHINS! I love the dolphins!!!
    … Sooooooo…. we get to see the Dolphin arc play out three years from now?

    • Hypergenesis

      Implying that they’ll try to drown Sabrina?

      • Flammie

        You never know, maybe the dolphins will manage to carry out their plans in three years time, and Sabrina is one of the unfortunate victims.

  64. BluFox

    I’m tellin’ ya! ATLANTIS DIDN’T COME OUT OF NOWHERE!!!!

    • Val Kilmer Batman

      lol

  65. Kitch

    Check out Fox. Cool as the other side of the pillow.

    • Hypergenesis

      Unless you’re sleeping in an electric bed with its heater on. : D

      • Flammie

        Then does that make him… uh… hot?

        …I’d better start running.

  66. NexusWulf

    Anyone need some fish ? no srsly im scared of Dolphins now ;(

    • Aerix "the Twilight" Spades

      Dun B scared, nya! {:3 *pats you on the back*
      As long as ya keeps away from teh sea, it’ll B awright, nya! =3 *Hugs*

      • NexusWulf

        ok now im not weeely worried but i like ze water : <

        ha ! got an idea i use my harpoon i just found in mah trashcan 3 weeks ago and before im gonna sell it on e-petz.com im gonna hunt some *FISH* :3

        • sonic id furreh!!!

          NNNNNUUUUUUUUUUU NOT DE FISH deY HAAF DUN NUTHIN 2 YAH

        • Aerix "the Twilight" Spades

          Not fish, siwwy, nya! ;p They’re mamuls, nya! =3

    • thegamist

      I’d go for killer whales
      but dolphins can destroy your liver by hitting it so that oughta make perfect sense

  67. xhunterkoh

    Okay, now that I’ve read the tvTrope, I’m gonna have to hurt someone. Mostly whoever it was who first discovered the alt Text. Now not only do I have to read the comments, but the comments between the lines as well. You have sucked away two hours of my free time. I hope your happy.

    • Flammie

      If there’s too much, you can always view the Page Source, find the comment, and you should be able to see everything without having to hover over. Just sort of makes it like an ordinary comment.

      Well, I wasn’t the first one to discover if you’re still on a manhunt.

    • Rick Griffin

      Thank you, you’ve convinced me to stop the use of this dumb thing

      • Justice193

        it was only one negative comment about it O.o

      • Firewolf

        Wait, no more alt text? POR QUE!?! D=

  68. Fenrari

    WE DINE ON FISH!

    • thegamist

      OM GNOM NOM NOM

  69. shyannethefox

    Rick you always think of the awesomest names for the titles of your strips! But shouldn’t the dolphin be saying “So long and thanks for all the fish?” XD

  70. James

    Wait, aren’t dolphins mortals too?

    • sonic id furreh!!!

      no *_*

      • Aerix "the Twilight" Spades

        Ah have a few of em in a can of tuna… >:3
        Ah bet they live on in cans 2, nya? ;p

        • NexusWulf

          ANYONE NEED SOME *TUNA* <- Left 4 Dead Reference :3

        • Hypergenesis

          You should go to Japan, that’s where the fight for freedom is happening.

          • Aerix "the Twilight" Spades

            Ah rather not go 2 Nippon, nya! “^.^
            2 many cute school grrrlz and childrenz, mao… “-_-
            Then Ah’ll B cept up all teh time, cuz peepz wanna cuddle or pet meh, nya! ~^w^~ And Ah just can’t resist B-ing cuddled, purrrz! X3

    • Argent Stonecutter

      Dolphins get “immortal” and “immoral” mixed up ALL THE TIME.

      • Flammie

        “Foolish Morals”?

        • Argent Stonecutter

          They’re not so good about the difference between people and mushrooms either. They must work in IT.

    • PuDdY15

      @ James

      u see dolphins are not mortals for 1 logical reason…… dat reason, ai have no idea wat it is….

  71. JackDesert

    amazing… over 200 comments and nobody nabbed the dolphin for an avie for the thread XD
    but yeah hilarious joke.

    “So long… good bye.. and thanks for all hte fish”
    -Dolphins of Hitchhiker guide to the galaxy

    • PuDdY15

      ai think ai might “nab” de dolphin bein angry?

    • Val Kilmer Batman

      I considered it, but… Maybe. Next strip, if nobody grabbed it, I’ll take them. That way, it won’t upset comments on this strip until after everybody has moved on.

      • PuDdY15

        go ahead an take it if u want… ai’m sure non of us will use it anyway….

  72. sketcherofstuff

    Was fox’s nose always blue(or purple, I’m slightly colorblind)?

    • Hypergenesis

      That’s from the radiant glow of the aquarium. Try going to one and you’ll see what I mean.

  73. Hypergenesis

    So whatever happened to Fox’s original neckerchief? The one with the crosses.

    Wait, did Bino borrow it (as a rucksack for his late Valentine’s Day Gift) and forgot to return it?

    • Flammie

      I just realised that Fox’s neckerchief had crosses on it, though, yeah, they aren’t there anymore.

      Can’t see why Bino would want it… in the wash, perhaps?

      • Hypergenesis

        Well, I was thinking more of Bino’s irresponsibility with things though I guess he remembers details quite nicely as seen here (http://www.housepetscomic.com/2010/05/14/keeps-on-giving/ or maybe that’s just his life flashing back before him), but the wash is a more likely scenario.

        • Flammie

          Well, maybe he did borrow or take it, and he’s not giving it back. Unless Fox asks him for it back firmly, or maybe Bino tries to pass it off for a present.

          • Argent Stonecutter

            Regifting – the gift that never stops giving!

          • Flammie

            Disclaimer: We are not responsible if your ears get stapled to your eyes.

  74. Max Wolfe

    I’m pretty sure the dolphins do this on a daily basis, but funny enough they only slipped when they were around Peanut.

  75. Valerio

    hmmmm *ponders*
    what if Fox was the Great Kitsune’s avatar?

    • xhunterkoh

      No no. I do beleive that has been discussed and debunked by Rick before. For one, Fox would have to be psychic like Sabrina and Tarot. He would’ve also known that King (when they first met) was a human turned corgi, like how Tarot knew at the July party. And also, I pretty sure that (in this universe at least) psychic beings like dolphins would be able to tell other, more powerful psychic beings from other lesser mortals. Unless of course, on the other side of the argument, he’s hiding it really, really, really well.

  76. Jirodyne

    Woot! Finally get to see these guys again!

  77. Argent Stonecutter

    Tomorrow… let’s see. Bino? Joey? Sasha? Daisy? The rest of the ferrets?

    • Flammie

      Hm, the next strip could become 8 o’clock, as well, so we can’t be too sure.

      I thought Rick wasn’t going to show a character twice in the park, though Peanut was featured again (what on earth happened to the giant roller coaster plushie?), with Grape, so I guess a repeat is entirely possible.

      I’d like to see Fiddler & Keys, Daisy (I can’t think of what she’d do, though a Go-kart joke comes to mind.) or the rest of the ferrets, though. I’m sure there are others that would be nice to see, but those come to mind.

      • Hypergenesis

        Well, they were carrying it off somewhere so probably back in the bus with tags like those in the baggage counters.

        With Peanut’s return, it’s most likely since Grape can’t talk like that with anyone else (Maxwell maybe but still same gripe).

        Talking about the other ferrets, the 5W can be asked.
        Who is Lana with?
        What is Duke thinking?
        Why is Simon doing that?
        When is Rock going to cause trouble?
        Where is Pit taking that big bag of money?
        (Lifted of the cast page)

        Fiddler & Keys are probably in the arcade playing “Pop Banned”
        Daisy is in the park saying “Hi, I’m Daisy” (but I’d like to see myself wrong.)
        Tunnel of Love (Whatever it might be called (O o ) is probably reserved for Jasper and Jinx.

        • Flammie

          Yeah, quite stupidly, carrying it back to the vehicle occured to me immediately after I made the comment. Eh.

          Hm, fair enough, she’d probably be able to rant on her own, though Peanut’s presence allowed for the final exchange to work, I guess.

          Maybe we’ll get a strip that covers all five (though two will have to be in the same strip, though a double strip may also work for a handful of extended scenarios, as well (Or maybe all five/six if Keene is there as well (I wonder how he’s doing with the collapsed height restriction) will be in a single scenario).)

          Daisy has a run in with a mascot/automated greeter or something similar? I did suddenly have a thought of Daisy and a raccoon, on a go-kart, with a bag of trash, including a banana peel…

          I think Jinx is the mouse that was setting fire to Jasper, unless you’re implying that Jasper is doing a Joey?

          • Hypergenesis

            Nope, I was implying the theatrical nonsense that would happen if Jasper was in the ride with another can and how Jinx will try to mess things up, just like in T&Jerry.

            I would love to see the automated greeter idea be turned into a comic but that’s quite anti-climactic.

          • Flammie

            Oh, right, sorry, I thought when you said Jasper and Jinx you meant only those two. But, yeah, that would be quite amusing.

            Hm, anti-climatic? I guess it doesn’t really fit. Would be quite amusing. I ponder the idea of her pulling a Sasha, but that’s next to impossible.

          • Hypergenesis

            I meant anticlimactic (with a c).

            With Daisy pulling off a Sasha, that would ruin her daisy (guess the pun) character and that would probably be the start of what Japanese call as “yandere”, which is quite sad if it does happen to Daisy.

          • Flammie

            Yeah, it’s a stupid thing, but sometimes the mind wanders and you think of some ludicrous “what-ifs”. It definitely would be unfortunate if it happened to Daisy, if you expand that train of thought. Daisy’s meant to be, well, “daisy” (I got it), and I don’t think any of us would have it otherwise. The characters already have a lot of charm as they are.

            And, sorry, I’m not exactly on top of things, as you can tell (I did actually mean anticlimactic as well, but I spelt it wrong). I guess it doesn’t help that it’s quite late where I am.

          • Hypergenesis

            Oh, I thought you were correcting me. . . My bad.

            I know those what-ifs you talk about and I sure suffer from it as much as the next person.

            Talking about charms, growing accustomed to the characters gives them that and it would be almost rude (but not really) to just change their attitudes suddenly.

  78. Fuzzypaws

    Its evil expression in the second panel is awesome. =) And Zach is hyper cute!

  79. gorgeouskim

    hi there hows it going

  80. sketcherofstuff

    Um… I have been to an aqaurium and I now that light shining through the water emits a bluish glow. I suppose the color of his nose just looked off in contrast to the rest of the picture. Oh well…

  81. anthroguy101

    Oh, lol, didn’t think we’d get back to the dolphins again.