Well that’s it for this train wreck. Have some more one-offs coming up before a very special Halloween Arc
Several nasty looks can usually cover it…
nleh 2 da face though ;P
I am starting to like Joey alot more.
Same. His patience is admirable.
Yes, i need some of hi’s patience for the school exam’s
I always liked him, but this arc added some extra points to his will attribute I’d say. (I’m such a dork right now.) X)
now joeys resistant to TROLLS!
xtra experiance to lvl for very long pashants XD
Troll Res. Lv. 9001!
Trl. Res. 9001/9001
Urge 2 Kill Res. 2003/7000
Atk Lv. 5
Def Lv. 99
Me too! He looks sane next to Lester! D: And Squeak and Joey make an adorable “couple”.
Interest Levels at Maximum!
I know. I can’t wait either!
And I’ll be here all week folks!
(makes much more sense the I’ll)
“Well that’s it for this train wreck”.
Awww, I was having fun.
“Have some more one-offs coming up before a very special Halloween Arc ”
Looking forward to it!
Wow what happened to Joey arm in panel 4
It look strange, maybe too flat… but his face is pricelees, it’s like “come on, you have a week talking about a movie you disliked”
It’s bent so that the elbow is obscured behind the doghouse wall, so you see just the upper arm and the fingertips.
Oh yeah now i see, hehe next time i will look more closer and with more atention, thanks
That’s “fingertip” in singular: it’s only his thumb
your face is my face when Halloween arc.
I’m so tired. Running Start is hard.
:O…. my face???
I believe he means your avatar of Peanut with an extremely excited expression. <83
Maybe you should hit the ground running!
Lester personifies http://tvtropes.org/pmwiki/pmwiki.php/Main/FanDumb perfectly.
Read it. Liked it. You get a gold star.
Summer Wars is awesome btw.
Yeah it is an awesome movie.
While I’m on the subject, “Summer Wars” is coming soon to US theaters in late 2010 licensed by “Funimation Entertainment”.
DUB or SUB I would highly recommend you see it if you haven’t watched it yet.
wait. Those are both for the same thing?
They look completely different except for that thing with the key.
Now I must see this.
soooo…… ai dun get it wu iz this about?
It is about something. You must watch it.
oh thnx dat very descriptive -_-
Naw, he only hates the dub. I mean, sure, he does it to extremes that are terrifying, and at least half of those 113 changes are likely neccessary to make a translation of something work (Or, in the case of a dub, make the syllable pattern fit for the mouth movement…), probably more, but…
…For true fandumb… Well, head onto a Doctor Who fan forum some time and mention how much you enjoy the new series.
My god Jasper is just way to obsessed
Japser’s a cat. Oo
*smacks forehead* I mean Lester
I don´t have any trouble anymore with confusing names since I´ve read the series a hundred times over in lessons with a computer
some FRIEND he is
Indeed Joey’s a great friend to have to be patient enough to listen to Lester all this time.
Before you start, this was an intentional misunderstanding.
Actualy I was talking about joey
and YOUR point
So by intentionally misunderstanding an intentional misunderstanding, he properly understood?
Two wrongs DO make a U-turn!
ACK! intentionally misunderstanding an ACCIDENTAL misunderstaning!
It’s “two wrongs don’t make a right, but three rights make a left”.
ai no ai herd that sumwer b4 but ai’m not sure were
Looking at the bright side: it was short, and we got a better look at Squeak.
This Sketch Has Been Abandoned.
So, they have laptops and iphones(?)
If they’re ‘parents’ can afford it, I suppose.
their* grammar problems tonight -_-;
haha, now they have pups ._.
Peanut has a Wii and something that plays DVD.
The DVD player is at a Sandwich household living room, so I assume it’s their “parents” DVD player. Of course the Wii is in Peanut’s room.
Yes, i know remember Peanut also have a DS
gimme those GAAAAAMES
He reminds me of my brother strange enough
Wow, I didn’t know anyone could talk that long. I guess I could give him a few points for the show of loyalty.
I definitly give Joey more though for this.
I don’t know if anyone has asked this, but does Lester have a dollar bill on his collar? If so… why? With how much he keeps rambling on about Japanese culture I would think he would have the ¥ symbol.
Maybe is a TGC card
lol yeah 2 comics ago, i proclaimed it to be a YU-GI-OH card…i stand by such a claim
I know people just like Lester who all overreacted when they saw James Cameron’s Avatar -_-
Were those overreactions? X)
Oh and nice shading on the last panel.
Wait…. the mouse is his roommate?
You new or something? read the “Cat Tail” story arc.
Your face is rather harsh. It’s amazing how avatars can affect the tone of text!
They were just talking about this on SLU.
wuts SLU :3
=/ man, it’s people like that on the internet I can’t stand. Those who think that no matter what, their opinion is the one that matters most and they’re the ones that are always right, and anyone who disagrees is a moron. Still, love the comic, lol
I also dislike people like that. Makes me wish I could teleport to them just to cause even more brain damage.
Same here, especially since I’m a Sonic the hedgehog fan. you wouldn’t believe the amount of Fandumb, as someone put it up above to describe Lester, that goes on in that fandom. It’s horrid, and it makes me ashamed to be a part of the Sonic fanbase, because of how many people I hear that dislike the littlest things about what goes on. i.e. Sonic 4, new game ocming out, people boycotting it because his eyes are green and not black, the clasic spriting isn’t being used, etc. I respect what others like..it just gets rediculous though. -_-
I read a article about that can’t remember where, but I laughed my ass off reading it. Sorry if that offends you though.
But I agree it does get ridiculous.
Naw, doesn’t offend me at all, it’s just..TOO ridiculous. I feel like one of the only sane ones who accepts changes in what I see in the fanbase, and acts how one should act. open to new ideas, not insanely stubborn, etc
I agree with Chaos Lightspeed here. Though I do not visit Sonic fansites, given the reasons he just did. =/
The funniest part about the supposed boycott is that probobly everyone who says are doing it will buy the game anyhow.
“Oh, I bought the game, but only to see how RIDICULOUS it is.”
I really dislike people who do this: spending a lot of time watching and b*tching about something they profess to hate. If you don’t like it, why do you spend so much time thinking about it?
Thinking to yourself with that much opinions would only serve to further the insanity even more. Better to do this than say it all at once.
Lester has now gained a lot of my respect.
LOL. wait, you do things like that too?
Lester is very annoying with his pathetic fanboy crusade against the English dub.
I mean who ruins a game of D&D to rant about anime. I feel sorry for Joey and Squeak for having to put up with that.
It’s his D&D character’s special power: right to gloat
True, true. But my special power is Abuse of Power*
*DM only power. Used on whiny players.
Depending on the setting:
“Rocks fall, you die.”
“IntSec drops from the ceiling, you die.”
“Inquisition exterminatus, you die.”
Lester can’t let it go can he? Also, new avatar, because Fido and Sabrina is nice.
YAY for F+S cuteness
ditto and also wen peanut colored in de pic uv dem 2 match his and gwapes fur color XD!
OK, it’s official: Joey is the normal one, here!
Lester really looks sinister in the last panel.
Oh, I’d just like to point out, anyone else just love how he seems to think Joey CARES?
Mee, that happened to me once, a friend keep talking about a movie, and i was like -__- , he talked about it for 3 days
hehe i jabberd on like lester here to my friends when i first played mass effect (i love the game too much) my friends did not appreciate this lol
Joey shares his home with Squeak?
this is not new.
I am showing off my new avatars at you.
do not be offended, the face is not at you. Directly. It’s looking at you in the mirror, so it’s basilisk gaze shall not kill you.
and this is my “D’oh!” face.
did u gaiz no that the word D’oh iz officially in de dicshonary
Neither is “gullible”.
Sonic said that it IS, Argent said “neither”, as in THIS ALSO IS NOT, AS THE OTHER IS NOT.
I failed my sonic-parsing saving roll.
Sorry couldn’t resist.
And off to the cropper I go, later. . .
But to reply to thewhitedragon,
Just because your girlfriend’s at your home late at night doesn’t mean she’s living in right?
But in this case, yes they do.
Guest-starring Biff in panel four =P
I STILL don’t get this.
It’s the eyes.
Joey in third panel FOR THE WIN OF CUTENESS *wanna hug Joey*
Exactly what I’m doing at work. .
Boggles me. .
Am I Lester?
That’s me when im studying -__-!
guess who´s WORSE
and by WORSE I mean sitting behind a desk like there´s a plug been pulled out of his/her life, staring at a blank point @ the wall, waiting for hours to pass hoping that the task will just vanish in smoke (although he/she is to stupid to realize that he/she is waiting) & practically drooling on his/her keyboard
cross out *her* or *she* and you have,… ME
I can’t wait for Halloween~
It’s just so terrible!
I also curl up into a ball like this while I work. . .
Really creepy contortions. . .
Good thing I didn’t say exactly. . .
You might want to start running now. I’ll hold them off!
Anyone noticed how big Joey’s doghouse must be to have that many function rooms?
It’s second-hand, he got it from this beagle in a flight helmet…
Huh? I thought Sasha had gotten that dog house!
He’s really hard on doghouses. Not just getting shot up by the Red Baron, but the vacuum exposure on the moon encourages dry-rot, and you really need a reinforced floor for the marble tub…
I feel your pain Joey! I have friends EXACTLY like Lester
I feel your joy Lester! I have friends EXACTLY like Joey.
Panel 2 Lester must have offended Joey who had a girlfriend who liked the “derivative garbage”.
I’m sure I’ll start using the alt text as a comeback in my future conversations.
Panel 2. . .
iPhone induced paralysis? Wait. . I think it’s a blackberry. . . Hmmm. . .
No, it’s look more to iPhone to me,becuase the Blackberry is more square shaped and the IPhone it’s more mmmm…. more rounded (?)
Yeah sorry i don’t now how to explain hehe…
Wow this is major Anime Otaku ovah herah!
This is probably where me-relating-to-Lester’s-character derails. I mean I admit I am an Anime fan like Lester the only difference is I have this thing called “A LIFE”.
Yeah I have my little gripes when Dubbed Anime hits America and then I move on with my life. I don’t obsess over it. I got better things to do with my time like finishing up school, working at my part-time job and reading this web-comic and not necessary in that specific order.
A life? What’s that taste like?
Bland, coy, and overrated.
I already know when I’m being stupid…
I don’t need someone to remind me…
at 3 in the morning…
p.s.. Japanese dub vs American dub. WHO CARES! They each have their strengths and weaknesses. (http://guessworktheory.blogspot.com/2008/02/great-drew-norris-alerted-me-to-this.html)
I an I prefer Jamaican dub, mon.
Wait, why’s Joey with Spo and why is Spo suddenly so large?
Did I miss something? D:
Because, my good friend, that is Joey’s girlfriend Squeak and not Spo.
Oh…I probably should have refreshed the page before commenting. xD Thanks Hypergenesis.
NO WAIT I REMEMBER NOW
That’s his mouse girlfriend. :3
hmmm……i’m just wondering when Bino’s going to meet a rodent friend of some sort to have hang around his ears? Fido has one, Joey has one i think i see a mouse shaped pattern here lol
Zach needs a mouse-friend to put some steel in his spine.
but he is already protected, protected from the terrible secret of space
darn it argent XD
There’s a mouse-shaped hole in his life.
if zach had a mouse friend it would have to deal with marvin
…why …WHY did you remind me of that vid? you really didn’t have to.
Because I told him about it yesterday, so he’s freshly indoctrinated and needs to share the pain.
I doubt he’ll get one, Bino doesn’t need a “mean speaker” anymore.
Eyes… progressively closing…
Urge to kill…. steadily rising…
So the end result is, Lester’s a douche? x3
grape needs a mouse friend…. oo wait .. forget it, she ate the last one hehe
*volunt– waaaait a second…
So they’ll always be together. . . ♥
until toilet time…
Thus the avatar, thank you for explaining the joke.
omg .. lol .. you guys are awesome
Panel 4: That… shading… is… awesome!
Also, the ampersand is reversed in panel 2
Joey actually looks ready to beat the crap out him.
Ahahaha! That totally sounds like… something he would do. How about a squeaky bone?
LESTER!! ’squeek’ IT’S 3 IN THE ’squeek’ MORNING!! GO! ’squeek’
TO! ’squeek’ BED!! ’squeek’ ’squeek’ ’squeek’
My God… Lester is scaaaaary XD
Does anyone here think that Lester acts a bit like Bino “they both have this hole every one has to acknowledgment me and the way i do things” think about theme
If you put it that way, yes they do. Remember however that Lester was most likely invited ( http://www.housepetscomic.com/2010/09/20/what-have-you-done-you-monsters/ / Panel 1, “. . . Why did you come?”). So this could be a self-brought rant session.
Who in here will love to see Joey Bop Lester into last week?
hehe i must admit it would be more imoral to let lester carry on than it would to beat the crap out of him
Bopping Lester into last week means the next comic would be cued for Lester again.
So Joey and Squeak are living together?
How scandalous <3
Pets and ferals, living together, ANARCHY!
Uuuuuugh, cannot stand Lester. He’s every obnoxious weaboo rolled into one horrible ball of fur. X_X
joey: no, squeak he still here.
Joey and Squeak live together?
All this needs is for Bino to get a mouse friend too, then all three brothers could be in the company of one.
The more I watch Joey ranting the more I think of the people who ranted on Watchmen and Scott Pilgrim….It’s creepy…
people ranted on scott pilgrim! BLASPHAMY!!!
Yeah, alot of people ranted on the movie. Saying how it was just a piece of hipster garbage.
THOSE individuals shall soon be met with a swift kick to the face followed by a booming voice yelling K. O!!
You mean Lester right?
Joey doesn’t even have lines in this comic. . .
Halloween arc. More Tarot!
Why am I thinking about the Great Pumpkin?
Halloween is all about scaring children and pillaging their candy stock!
This be the only time they actually ask to be bullied, why not do so then?
your halloweens sound…interesting, dare i ask what costume you pillage in? (if any) lol
When my kids were little I used to wear devil makeup, then dress up in this scary monk’s robe with a staff, and pull the hood over my head so you couldn’t see my face. Then I’d sit on the front porch, sit very still, listen for the little voices.
“Is it real?”
“It’s a dummy.”
“I’m not going up there!”
“I’ll show you…”
Then I’d wait until I saw their sneakers, look up throw the hood back to expose my horns, and grin diabolically.
hehe cool, when i get my own place the halloweens are going to be great (for me hehehe…) being the crude and questionably mentally sound person that i am i’d wait for the knocks on the door and greet them with a rev of my chainsaw! (just to scare them off of course!)
Nothing too complex, wear a black long-sleeved shirt, some black pants, a little more black here and there. Grab a few of their “adorable” toys and wait for the rings and break the toy’s head off after they ask “Trick or Treat”, followed by a sinister laugh and vegetable giving.
I get scolded every time I do it but it’s well worth it.
hehe sounds like many lols to be had! even during the punishment!
Someones taking that all too serious .___.
In this arc, Joey is normal.
When was Joey ever weird?
It’s normal for pets/animals to. . .
Interact with other species.
Mimic the lifestyles of other species.
Do things that they can.
If you look at it as an unbiased viewer, “normal” people do all those things as well though “normal” people are usually blinded by the narrow vision brought to them by social trends. At least they (Joey-like entities) know how to be really free unlike those who only see themselves free based on how being “free” was taught to them.
I think what he means is that Joey’s antics usually cause people to be exasperated with him. And the fact that he has a romantic interest with a mouse doesn’t help things much.
But now we see Joey in a rare moment of complete annoyance toward another person, but this time by someone who is much worse than Joey.
Also, Rick describes his as such on his character bio.
If so many people didn’t do it, Lester’s ability to never stop talking would be a skill at this point.
so…so do they have puppy power or something?…you know…like…from that show “pound puppies”?
>w< This is almost painfully like people I know. As a big cinema fan, I am constantly surrounded by people like Lester. Bleh.
…urge to kill…rising…
Heavens, there’s a lot of mature language in the comments today.
It must be Hell then, try going back the flaming road and go down the sore throat road for Heaven.
I don’t even understand that.
“mirrorS arE morE fuN thaN televisioN”
“shE haS dyeD heR haiR reD”
Can’t sit through that, too painful, bad dialog, chopped up images, odd, pauses…
Oh, well the idea of the show was to look like a Noir Movie
not all the people like that tipe of movies, oh well i tried.
And now a want a pet flamingo. ._.
Rick should draw them
rally ai want ah pet leamur….. or attack hawk/pigen ^.^
Forget the flamingo
What i really want it’s a Wallaby >:3
After this lil monolog I started to think about who’s the more annoying: The fanboys who don’ know the original or the ones who do? XD
Love these short arcs, keep’em up Rick.
Can’t wait to see some Halloween scares. :3
I personally like some anime dubs. Some of my favorite are Lisa Ortiz’s VAing of Lina Inverse. If you’re going to complain about anime, you need to complain about the VA they get for it, and not that it was brought to the US shores.
Actually, I don’t hate Lester on this one.
Because if/when the movie for my favorite fandom comes out, I probably act just like that.
…Only more “psyched” then “demeaning” –about it.
I might actually have forgiven Lester had he been talking about Dragon Ball Evolution. However he is not. So I smack him.
…so this guy WOULDN’T just try to buy an import? Also, Rick, in the first panel where the guy is talking about the review score, you should’ve replaced the second “that” with “they.” Other than that, it’s actually kind of funny.
So how long do you guys think it’ll take for him to realize that Joey wants to Fursit Pawnch him in the face?
Actually, I’m thinking he’s talking about how low the rating is. “You’re studio doesn’t care about staying faithful to the original? Hah! You only got a 77!”
beeno gots ah laptop 2
ai wonder wut his e-mail is ;3
woops ai mean joey x)
you forgot the “.com” part, or else the e-mail won’t work.
Works fine in the HP universe!
_DUA0:[users.argent]$ ping babylon-gardens.hp
PING babylon-gardens.hp (127.0.0.3): 56 data bytes
64 bytes from 127.0.0.3: icmp_seq=0 ttl=64 time=0.135 ms
64 bytes from 127.0.0.3: icmp_seq=1 ttl=64 time=0.125 ms
64 bytes from 127.0.0.3: icmp_seq=2 ttl=64 time=0.132 ms
64 bytes from 127.0.0.3: icmp_seq=3 ttl=64 time=0.125 ms
— babylon-gardens.hp ping statistics —
4 packets transmitted, 4 packets received, 0% packet loss
round-trip min/avg/max/stddev = 0.125/0.129/0.135/0.004 ms
well, you’ll need a time-space fabric cutter knife in order to connect to the internet there.
where did you get yours?
1. It doesn’t need “.com” because “.hp” is the domain.
2. what’s creepy is, when I click it, my e-mail program accepts it as a real account.
3. In regard to dolonewolf25’s comment; Do Babylon Garden residents wonder what the .hp domain stands for?
In response to #3, it could be one of three more things:
1. It could mean “Home Planet.”
2. Their internet protocol is named different, so they just suppose to think that the extension is named after so.
3. No one really cared. It really didn’t matter as long as it would let them access their e-mail.
High Performance/High Power
I hope the Halloween Arc will have a Legend of Sleepy Hollow story. :3
That “&” looks more like a treble clef.
That’s because it’s reversed. Hold up a mirror to it to see it properly
SOMEONE MAKE LESTER SHUT UP PLEASE!!!! *cries*
My services aren’t cheap, ya know.
i don’t care, dalonewolf25 just make him shut up. make him beg for mercy. make him suffer a slow and horrorible death. ba ha ha ha ha ha ha ha ha ha ha ha ha ha ha ha, oh i’m crazy right now
I can’t do it. It’d be too violent. Besides, there’s too many passerbys.
fine. “passing by”
*twirls the rolled-up newspaper like a baton around one end* SILENCE THEE, WHINAH!! *THWACK*
I knew I’d have to. >_>;
Special Halloween arc? Hmmm…this sounds intriguing…Also, I think this might be the shortest arc yet!
SHUT UP LESTER. GO BACK HOME.
Lester reminds me of my cousin…
Shouldn’t have exposed him to Bleach and Naruto. That was a big mistake.
Same here, except I did it to my nephew. He’s 4 years younger than me…
Lester took this a bit over board ._. buuuuut I see his point and i agree to it~ just not to this extent =w=
Aaaah, American culture at it’s finest. =D
I got to ask though. . .
@Argent: Is this what you meant last comic about the detail of the spot on the eye and how it should be quite uniform?
If it is, great job on doing it Rick.
He’s doing it well enough that I didn’t notice it. ^^
I just noticed that in panel 4 it was still irregular. . . Though it seems the eyebrow has the power to clone itself. .
or was it forehead wrinkles like in pugs, just lest wrinkly for Joey. .
No no no, no overanalyzation at this late hour.
Lester needs to take a chill pill.
I just have 1 question:
what is squeak to Joey? (I mean, friend, pet or something else? (if your pet have a pet does that make him your pet too?(and if so, you have to buy rat food?)))
Squeak is Joey’s girlfriend.
And a mouse. Not a rat.
Well, it could be a chimera.
One must wonder if Lester has any other friends!
yah man me an him iz laike dis *crosses fingers*
…that comment could go both ways, none of them being negative…
an dats just how good ai am
Hey what does one-off mean?
A comic strip not part of an arc.
Ha ha these three comics were amazing! Lester acts just like my little brother!
Lol, I have played Farmville Lv.29 and Mafia Wars Lv.352
Actually i play mafia wars lv.335
I’ve followed this from start to the current comic strip and all I’ve gotta say is that this artwork and jokery is brilliant. It was recommeded by a family member and while it didnt make any sense halfway through it does now. Thankyou for the fun
Keep posting stuff like this i really like it
So Fido got patience and Joey did too. What happened with Bino? He can’t even get tips,since he hates Fido and only seems to give Joey attention when useful. Oh. Sasha. She could do it…
Heh, I just finished catching up yesterday, I love this comic.
I just noticed that the wideness of Joey’s eyes matches his patience for more ranting.
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