Don’t You Wish You Could Read Like Me
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  1. dalonewolf25

    lol.

    • dalonewolf25

      Ahgh! I hate that big thick book of Dune. Interesting storyline, but it’s still too much info!

      • Mukavich

        You blaspheme! Dune is the epitome of Science-Fiction! Or very close to it.

        • dalonewolf25

          I know it was he, the author of Dune, who shaped it, but seriously? If you put all of the Dune books together, you get this really big book thicker, bigger, and more comprehensive than a bible.

          • Valerio

            and you also get the greates saga SF ever spanned since Asimov’s Foundation… :P

          • dalonewolf25

            Well, did you know that they’re making another Dune sequel to their already long as it is saga (Actually, it’s more like a prequel)?

          • Mukavich

            Ah, the prequels. They’re alright. But only alright. They are good, but not as good as the original Dune series, and definitely nowhere near as good as the first. They lack something, I think.

            Brian Herbert obviously didn’t learn enough from his father.

          • Valerio

            I concur: the prequel saga was good, but I think it was an error going beyond the generation preceeding the original saga.

          • Your Obedient Serpent

            Dune is like Highlander:

            THERE CAN BE ONLY ONE!

            (Okay, really, Dune Messiah and Children of Dune are acceptable, but it’s only Dune itself that’s a classic.)

            (and don’t even MENTION the ones that Herbert’s SONS did after Frank died.)

          • Mukavich

            @Valerio: I rather enjoyed the Butlerian Jihad series, and it does provide some insights to the original series that I find rather interesting.

            However: Going beyond the sequels was a mistake. I don’t think I’m going to read Hunters or Sandworms of Dune. I got completely burned out after reading Heretics, not to mention Chapterhouse.

          • Hypergenesis

            Not that I’m against prequels and sequels, but unless it’s made by the same author of the original, prequels and sequels are just ways to extracts the pockets of the readers of a popular tile.

            I don’t mind spin-offs but using the characters of another author feels like. . . Blasphemy?

          • WhiteWolf

            @Mukavich: But Hunters and Sandworms of Dune brings closure to Chapterhouse! AND it was made using Frank’s original notes!

            @Hypergenesis: *points up at his second sentance* XD

            As for the prequels (Jihad series and House series), I THINK they were created using Frank’s original notes left behind, but I can’t be positive on it. I really do think the entire series (Jihad, House, Original (through Chapterhouse), and Finale (Hunters+Sandworms)) was epicly done, and the books not created by Frank himself were still very well done. But that’s just me….

          • FurryNerd

            What IS dune? I’m really confused…

          • Mukavich

            @White Wolf: As far as I’ve been able to gather, the prequel series were based loosely on the appendices in the original Dune, and some exposition within the books themselves. But they also played fast and loose with most of the other details. Not that big a deal, from a story standpoint. In fact, beneficial, especially in the Butlerian Jihad one. But it sorta ruins the continuity set forth in the original Dune.

            My only real complaint is that it lacks something. I’m not sure what, but it doesn’t have the same dynamics as Frank’s Dune series. It could be different for the last two, but I dunno. I haven’t been able to find them at the library, and I try to make a point of never paying more than 3 bucks for a book.

          • sonic id furreh!!!

            ai agree w/ furry nerd ai man ai get i ah book but wut iz it about :?

          • FuRrY321

            I’ve read the House Atreides book and that’s about it. Once I’m done this series I’m reading by Jerry B. Jenkins (occasionally w/o the “B.”) I’ll have to read more.

        • Val Kilmer Batman

          I’ve never read DUNE. i’ve heard that it’s good, but kind of dry.

          • Gadora

            It is very dry. It is primarily set on a desert world.

          • Nohbody

            *badump-tshh!*

            (or however you’d type the sound of a rimshot :P )

          • FuRrY321
          • Lupus

            Gadora… I’m disappointed in you…

        • Argent Stonecutter

          Dune is, like, the ultimate product of the ’50s SF culture… even if it didn’t come out until the mid ’60s, it’s solidly grounded in the grand space opera arc before the new wave. I came of age surrounded by the new wave, so I never really enjoyed Dune all that much. By the time I got to it that kind of rollicking imperial fantasy seemed kind of quaint and parochial. But, still, I think I had a Dune-shaped hole in my heart that was eventually filled by Silverberg’s Majipoor chronicles.

        • Kesarra

          No, it’s not. Dune is the epitome of Fantasy. It has far too many made up word to be true SciFi.

          • FerreTrip

            To all of you:
            NERRRRRRDS.

          • Argent Stonecutter

            Kwisatz Haderach is a perfectly cromulent word!

          • Leinad

            Ferre Trip, if we’re nerds, then just what are YOU doing reading a webcomic about talking animals?

          • FunkyChicken

            @Leinad

            That would be a furry. According to TVTropes, if you’re not a furry you wouldn’t be reading this. Stereotypes for the win!!

            Disclaimer: This was supposed to be humor. Ignore it if you think it’s doubleplusunfunny.

          • SamBlob

            @FunkyChicken

            The use of Newspeak in a humerous context is disturbing.

            Actually, the use of Newspeak at all is disturbing; maybe more so than the use of Nadsat.

            …and how much of a nerd must I be to know of both Newspeak and Nadsat?

          • Argent Stonecutter

            A doubleplus horrorshow one, droogy.

  2. Tahoe

    *laughs* I’ve had very, very similar conversations to this before. <3 both of these guys and their love of books! =D

    • Naylorfan90

      Amen to that! *holds hand out for high-five* May books never go out of fashion!

      • Skykitsune

        *high fives extremely hard* YEAH!
        I seriously am a book fanatic, It got boring at school once I cleared out their supply of good books. Was forced to re-read each book at least 3 times, if not more just to entertain myself

  3. xhunterko

    My qeustion exactly Fox. My qeustion exactly.

    • xhunterko

      Uh oh, I may have lost my fox for this comment, oh dear.

      • xhunterko

        Did somebody do something with the gmail+ trick on here? I can get it working over at BPD, but not here. Anybody else have trouble? When I enter my password as ‘me+something@gmail.com it says not a valid email address.

        • xhunterko

          Sorry for the quadruple posting, I was doing it wrong, AGAIN!

  4. Fuzzypaws

    I like how Peanut is kind of a savant. :D Smart puppy.

    • Pseudo Faux

      And yet… he makes you wonder….

      • Lupus

        Dontcha wish your girlfriend could read like me?
        Dontcha wish your girlfriend couldodarithmetic like me?
        Dontchaaaaa oh
        Dontchaaaaa
        *seductive noises*

        • Loki Impisi

          HERESY *Hammer’d*

        • PrivateElliot

          Dontcha mean, “Boyfriend”? I mean come on.

          • Lupus

            Either or. We live in modern times.

    • HonorèDerazey

      If Peanut was a savant be socially awkward, seemingly gullible and-… oh wait…

  5. Fuzzypaws

    Oh, and Fox. That is entirely your decision! You could just as easily choose to be Peanut’s friend instead of Bino’s.

    • Tahoe

      OR BOTH

      • sonic id furreh!!!

        nah justz peanut bino’s ah jerk-face :evil:

        • Clairvoyant Legacy

          OBJECTION

          I quite like Bino as a character. He’s clearly got some sort of power struggle going on in him. It’s interesting.

          Perhaps it’s the inferiority complex?

          • Lupus

            HOLD IT

            As interesting as he is, the fact remains that he is still a jerk-face. And Fox is the best character ever.

            EVER

          • Krystal

            TAKE THAT

            However much of a jerk-face he is, it can still be said that he is an interesting enough character for Fox to remain his friend.

          • Pecan

            So if he’s a jerk-face, yet interesting…

            *Fuses logic* EUREKA!

            Could he be a main antagonist, or anti-hero?

          • FunkyChicken

            *insert “no really” face here*

          • sonic id furreh!!!

            @pecan
            isn’t petey da anti-agonist (antagonist)

    • AdriGummi

      Yeah, he could be friends of they both… who forbide him it? (maybe Bino?)

      • Argent Stonecutter

        That’s something Bino would do, yes, yes.

        • Mukavich

          To hell with Bino! He’s a jerk!

          Also, that didn’t stop Fox from being friends with King. ‘Course, King also wasn’t accused of being a cat-lover.

  6. Vv45689

    Peanuts last emotion was slightly new.

    • Mukavich

      Reminds me almost of King’s grin when Pete took over his mind.

      • FurryNerd

        Everytime i see Peanut I squee with delight, he’s just so CUTE! ~<3

    • Naylorfan90

      With the smile and the way his paws are in front of him, it kinda reminds me of how Sasha looks alot of the time…

      • Mukavich

        Yeah, I can see that now.

      • Vv45689

        What i meant.

  7. Alex M.

    Im a fast reader too.Go Peanut!

    • dalonewolf25

      I am a very slow-paced reader, but I get the actual message + the hidden ones on the first shot. Maybe it explains why they keep me in college, I guess.

      • Alex M.

        You see hidden messages on books?
        Wow nice.Sometimes i need to read again because sometimes i pass by some stuff and miss the point of the book.

        • dalonewolf25

          Well, usually, you have to. If you follow what the author tells you, then you’ll miss out on most things. That is why you read the beginning, the end, some of the middle, finally, you read the whole story.

          • sonic id furreh!!!

            hav u gaiz evah tried to read ah book backwards… it’s RALLY hard O_o

          • Lupus

            I don’t see secret messages. I see dead people.

        • Mukavich

          That’s why I read the whole book twice. I’ll burn through the book on the first pass, and then start reading randomly within the book, usually starting at my favorite passages. That way I get more out of it.

          • Alex M.

            After i read a book. most of the time i read another, and when i finish the second i read again the first.

        • Argent Stonecutter

          The hidden messages in books, they talk to me, they tell me to read more books…

          • dalonewolf25

            Odd, the hidden messages in books, they speak to me, they tell me to stay away from them by making the font insignificantly tiny and elongated.

          • Argent Stonecutter

            Elongated non-euclidean fonts? Are they squamous and rugose?

          • dalonewolf25

            depends on the book.

  8. Valerio

    Fox, sir, that’s the best question EVER.
    Fox + Peanut + King = AWESOME FRIENDS TRIO! :D

    • Alex M.

      Support it!

      • sonic id furreh!!!

        ditto

        • FunkyChicken

          Ship it?

          • Hypergenesis

            Titanic. . .

            It would be big.
            It would be called great.
            It would most likely kill all those who board it.

          • WingedWolfGirl

            I’m neither for nor against the shipping,
            But Hypergenesis, I like your comment. :D

          • notthatlol

            …HoYay…?

          • damianfox

            Am working on it now, give me a couple days.

    • xhunterko

      Which reminds me, where did you get That avatar?

      • PrivateElliot

        Read the fanfic, “Star-Crossed”

    • lightwolf21

      Why am I not surprised by Valerio’s new avatar? -_-;
      Peanut is awesome-fast at reading. I wish I could read that fast. I’d be able to read so much fan-fiction. :D

      • dalonewolf25

        Oh, the wonders of joy which can come from being able to read that fast…
        Fast reading+cookies&milk+all books which ever existed=1 day=win!

    • Lance

      sounds good to me!

      • xhunterko

        Just so long as King’s not invited to a holodeck pretend game. Although it might not be to bad just so long as Tarot didn’t use King’s human avatar.

        • dalonewolf25

          Why did you just bring this feeling as if King and Tarot are going to meet in the halloween arc, causing an update on what the Great Kitsune, Tarot, and Pete are up to?

          • Valerio

            *universe explodes*

          • Tha Housedog

            *Universe thinks that’s awesome and reforms*

          • notthatlol

            ITS SASHA
            SASHA IS KITSU
            MAY HE HAVE MERCY ON OUR SOULS

    • Pokeblue

      Those three would definitly be an awesome trio of friends.

      I got the same question as the others, where’d that avi come from? I mean I’ve seen avis with the two of them together, and usually if I can’t recall where it came from I excuse it as something I forgot, but this one really caught me.

    • dalonewolf25

      Btw, have you found the 3-up mushroom yet, Valerio?

      • Valerio

        Eat the whole box!
        Need new lives for the next dose of awesome Rick Griffin-brand cuteness! :D

        • dalonewolf25

          Ok, cool.
          Valerio x1
          Would you like to buy a book on how to earn more lives?

          • Valerio

            no thx, I have my discount market, with its ‘Life Savers’ shelf. ;)

          • dalonewolf25

            Ok, well, whatever you do, don’t say hi to the Dune Worm. Yes, the Dune Worm. Yes, even if he says hi. Yes, that one below me. Yes, don’t say hi. Yes, the nice little worm under me. Don’t!

          • dalonewolf25

            Hi!

          • Valerio

            Hi *waves*
            ew, this guy’s breath tastes like melange!
            Now you bring me to fuzzy cuddly cute heaven Mr. worm?

          • dalonewolf25

            Yup. *nom*
            Valerio x0

          • Mukavich

            Bless the Maker and His water. Bless the coming and going of Him. May His passage cleanse the world. May He keep the world for His people.

          • dalonewolf25

            I’m guessing you wants to go to fuzzy heavens too? *nom* Oh, and I get the reference.

          • Mukavich

            Liet Kynes FTW.

    • AdriGummi

      Totally agreed!

    • Val Kilmer Batman

      Can they pose as a team?

      • Hypergenesis

        Let’s hope that if they do, it’s going to be in…
        <–

    • Argent Stonecutter

      Fox + Peanut + King would be like juggling plutonium.

      Awesome idea.

    • Lupus

      I prefer Fox, King and Sasha as a trio. We need to get Bino out of the equation. Pair him with random generic off-screen feline.

  9. Lance

    ahh. and as always, it’s worth the wait. =^_^=

  10. Vinta

    I agree with the idea of Fox being friends with Peanut. 8D

  11. IceKitsune

    You know Peanuts reading speed has to be super human (Canine anyway)

    • FurryNerd

      I has to have something to do with dog years
      to them, 7 mins if like 1 min, their world goes 7 times faster! D:

      • Argent Stonecutter

        Like Nomes in Pratchett’s Truckers?

        • FurryNerd

          never heard of it. explain?

          • Argent Stonecutter

            http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/The_Bromeliad

            A ten year old Nome is a very old Nome, but they move and think and act ten times as fast as humans so it all balances out.

            That would explain why HP pets are so mature for their age. It’d make videogames pretty boring, though, unless they have special pet versions.

          • dalonewolf25

            …where the game disks are of terabytes of information and the frame rate is 150+ fps (30fps*7).

          • Argent Stonecutter

            That would be 210 FPS, which would be a waste if the display itself refreshes at 60 Hz.

          • dalonewolf25

            D’oh! Math fail. What was I thinking? Well, then, the display is especially for dogs, then. It probably explains why cats and dogs don’t watch tv.

          • Argent Stonecutter

            If this was the case, would King be living at pet-rate or human-rate?

          • dalonewolf25

            Most likely his body functions would be pet-rate due to the transformation, but his conscience and maturity would be at human-rate.

          • dalonewolf25

            Speaking of randomness:
            embargo=ograbme E|:D

  12. Alex M.

    Maybe it’s me and it’s late but,Peanut and Fox look different,they look thin.

    • Mukavich

      That’s because they spent all this time reading, and just came out into the real world. Naturally, they’d be malnourished…. I mean thin.

      • Alex M.

        Yes,that’s the word i was looking for.
        Sorry i don’t know all the words :(

  13. Phonti

    I have read less than 10 books in my entire life, and I’m 20.

    • Val Kilmer Batman

      This should not be possible. Go camping in a library this weekend.

      • Val Kilmer Batman

        My gravatar has failed me. Less amused than before.

    • Hypergenesis

      An easy way to rack up the number of books read is to go to the library and “read” their titles while holding another one before you. That way, you’ll read “through” the book once.

      • Naylorfan90

        I don’t know whether to clap or boo at that joke… XD *claps*

    • Argent Stonecutter

      You poor thing…

    • FurryNerd

      I’ve read a heap, a min cause I love matthew reilly!… *fanbois over everyone* :D DD

    • Frank

      The night’s still young! You can still change your ways!

    • dalonewolf25

      You are not alone, my friend.

  14. AmericanOtter

    SNRK!!!

    *Breaks out in a crazy laugh*

    I had this conversation with my dad.

    “Give me the book.”

    ((Note it is two am, I bout the book and started reading at ten))

    “Okay, but i already finished it.”

    Dad with sleepy eyes stare at me. “You…. finished it?”

    “Yep.”

    He only turned around, turns off my light and closes my door.

    ((ANd I read the first four Harry Potter books in one week.))

    So yes, I can relate to peanut there.Cause I am a fast reader…. not that fast, but still fast.

    • Alex M.

      I read all the saga in a week.
      Indeed im a fast reader.

      • dalonewolf25

        All 7? One book per day? It took me two weeks each book! Then again, I was in elementary school…

        • Alex M.

          Sure! The third one was the shortest so i completed it about 5 hours.
          And the last 2 took me a pair of days to read them.

          • dalonewolf25

            Ah, I bet you read like 5 pages per minute, don’tcha?

          • Alex M.

            Something like that.

          • Alex M.

            Wait!.No, that’s light speed reading,i don’t read THAT fast.

          • dalonewolf25

            Yes you do! You just gotta believe in yourself!

          • FurryNerd

            I read something that thick in 3 days. But only if it’s good, then it takes me 3 days to read something a third that thick >.>

          • Alex M.

            If it’s a book very interesting,i get a overcharge and read really fast retaining 70% of the storyline,words.etc.
            When i finish it a let pass about a month and read it again more slow.

      • Ryufire

        You must believe boy, you must believe *dramatic music plays*

    • Hypergenesis

      I would really like to join in this “Hey, I’m just like that!” bandwagon, but remembering a time in my elementary years. .

      Can I join? I like reading books as well. . .

      Encyclopedias are books right?

      The Novel Club?!?!?

      I used to read reference books in two hours though I feel like I slowed down as I got older.

      • dalonewolf25

        They would do such a thing at kids, but hey, they were innocent. Encyclopedias are fun to read when you have the time, but with the invention of wikipedia, it all went downhill from there…

        • SamBlob

          When I was a child, we had “Britannica Junior 1961″ and “The Wonderland of Knowledge 1965″ and I used to read them both regularly. It was fun.

          These days I contribute to Wikipedia regularly.

    • Frank

      You’re saying you read Dune in 4 hours? Maybe you do read as fast as Peanut!

      • dalonewolf25

        No, I think he meant the Harry Potter saga.

      • Alex M.

        No,i haven’t any of Dune books.
        And yes i was refering to the Harry Potter saga.
        And another saga that i readed in a week was the Halo saga.

        • Frank

          um… I was replying to American Otter

  15. Pokeblue

    Good question, Fox.

    I actually forgot that Fox read books quite frequently. It’s actually kinda cool that Peanut can read that fast, especially to the point of wiping out the library.

  16. GameCobra

    Do it, Fox! You won’t regret it!

    You’ll be like the MythBusters!

  17. Mukavich

    He read Dune in under 12 hours. He must be the Kwizatz Haderach. Or the Lisan-Al-Graib, or the Muad’dib. Or…

    • dalonewolf25

      The DUNE WORM!!!

      • Argent Stonecutter

        THE SPICE MUST FLOW!

        • Mukavich

          Bless the Maker and His water. Bless the coming and going of Him. May His passage cleanse the world. May He keep the world for His people.

      • WingedWolfGirl

        That’s the ugliest Graboid I’ve ever seen. ;D

        • dalonewolf25

          That’s because it comes from the cover page of Dune.

    • Frank

      He read Dune in less than 12 hours, and still had time left over to read three other books!

  18. copper

    It must be quite a site to see Peanut reading that fast. He must have sent those poor librarians to a mental ward!

  19. Chaos Lightspeed

    On a side note..>_> I’ve never read Dune. I’m a pretty fast reader myself though, lol.

    • dalonewolf25

      You should read Dune. It is a 900+page book consisting of 8-font writing and little spacing between lines. If you make through it, the Dune worm would have already eaten your eyes off.

      • Alex M.

        900+ OMG! I need to read that book.Never heard of it u.u

        • dalonewolf25

          Yesh…Read me…
          http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Dune_%28novel%29
          Apparently, the original version is 420 pages…odd. My book was more compressed i guess…

        • Mukavich

          Mine’s 530, all told. But that’s got all the appendices and everything. It’s also falling apart. I think I’ve read it too much.

      • Frank

        I have to admit, I was about to pick up Dune last year, but I was literally scared off by its length.

      • HonorèDerazey

        Surprisingly, being the Dystopia fan I am, I didn’t like Dune that much. Don’t get me wrong, I enjoyed it, just not on the stop of my list. That spot belongs Atlus Shrugged or Slaughter House 5.

  20. falcon01

    Why indeed!

  21. Valerio

    My aunt gave me Dune for Christmas. After that, I went through the whole saga, enjoyng each and every book!
    *sigh* back in the old days of long-range commuter, I had read like 230 books in a year…

    • FurryNerd

      wow, good effort!
      reading books must make you really learnered lol

      • Valerio

        enough to write a decent ficcie at least… :?

        • lightwolf21

          :D AND HOW!

  22. Hypergenesis

    I have to wait a few more hours to get the book titled “Derp”

    And Fox, that’s the age old question.

    • HonorèDerazey

      HERP DERP!!!!

      Sorry… couldn’t resist…

      • Argent Stonecutter

        Derp and that avatar mix very strangely.

        • HonorèDerazey

          Yeah, it is strange. “MAH BOI” and “Derp” aren’t what you’d expect to mix so well together.

  23. Valerio

    If Peanut’s memory is up to his reading span, I am afraid about his level of knowledge…
    (what if Peanut is the Avatar of the Great Kitsune? That would explain…)

    • Hypergenesis

      Photographic memory is not something too amazing. . .

      • Valerio

        Peanutedia :D

    • IceKitsune

      if it is up there with his reading span he is a lot smarter then he lets on. By the way I did some calculations on how fast Peanut reads and if am right (but I terrible with math so who knows)Peanut reads about 4.6 Pages a Minute which as I said before in the comments that is super human, or close to it.

      • Hypergenesis

        Let’s see. . If we consider the average neighborhood, Fox’s house should be no more than 30 minutes walking time from Peanut’s house.

        Say Fox wakes up at 5 AM, and lends Peanut his books after his morning routine (which could be estimated at 6 AM as policemen would be at work by 7 AM. Peanut would have receive the books by 6:30 AM.

        Seeing the background lighting (it could be just me) they met at about 10 AM or 2 PM.

        If it is 10 AM, that means Peanut has read through the books in 3.5 hours
        if it is 2 PM, then it’s in 7.5 hours.

        Since Fox can hold the DUNE book with one hand, let’s estimate it with the thickness of two-thirds of a child’s hand. (Say 500-600 pages.)

        Since the pile is about three times the thickness of DUNE, that’s about 1,500-1,800 pages

        So calculating. . .
        10 AM: 7.14 – 8.57 pages / minute
        2 PM: 3.33 – 4 pages / minute

        So impressive either way.

        • Argent Stonecutter

          By the look of your avatar you’ve been reading too fast. Slow down. Play outside a bit, nu?

        • FurryNerd

          …wooooooooooow…

        • lightwolf21

          You’re forgetting the other books Fox lent him that he also read. I’m sure he can get up to 15 pages a minute.

          • lightwolf21

            Never mind, didn’t read it thoroughly *derp*

  24. Hypergenesis

    It’s not surprising though, some people actually read books by just breezing through the pages.
    I think the fastest reader was the one that reads books the same way we prime a new book for reading.

  25. Alex M.

    Actually reading Horacio Quiroga.
    And after that some Poe.

    • dalonewolf25

      Have you read “The Cask of Amontillado?”

      • Alex M.

        Yeah,I read the Libros de la Selva,Cuentos de amor,locura y muerte and some poems of Poe.
        (Sorry i can’t translate the books name)

        • Alex M.

          Poe poems?
          That’s the right way to write it ,no?

          • Frank

            When you got something as alliterating/consonance as Poe, I’m not sure even saying “Poe’s poems” is the right way

      • Argent Stonecutter

        When I was a kid I thought that was “The Cask of Armadillos”.

        • dalonewolf25

          Silly kids! Armadillos are for big cats and awkward adults!

      • Alex M.

        My favorite one is The Masque of the Red Death

  26. Thoth

    Sadly for Fox, that’s the penalty of loyalty. He was friends with Bino first…

    • Hypergenesis

      I would like to think he was friends with Fido first before he met Bino. If that was the case, it would be very understandable why he’s still friends with Bino despite being highly against his (Bino’s) attitude(s).

    • FurryNerd

      who says you cant be friends with whoever you want?

      • Hypergenesis

        A good guess would bring out Bino.

  27. kuisbright

    wow, that’s a serious speed read skill!

  28. thewhitedragon

    peanut looks so happy in these panels XD

  29. xhunterko

    Although, not to demean Peanut any at all. But, he may READ that FAST, but does he RETAIN what he READS? Although, that’s probably kind of rhetorical. Otherwise, he may have to do some serious re-reading.

    alt text: They were right though, it is WAY better then the sequals.

    • Hypergenesis

      Read what Peanut said in the last panel and you’ll know. .

      Hint: It’s yes. . .

    • Mukavich

      But he’s already been shown to retain all that information. Remember all that stuff with the pridelands? He obviously remembered enough for Tarot to make the holodeck make-believe thing.

  30. Inu225

    I don’t know about Peanut and Fox being friends. Personally I feel Peanut is a bit childish for Fox to even hang out with. Well… I can’t say Bino is any mature either. What I’m trying to say is Fox isn’t the type of dog that would enjoy doing things like “Imagination games, Hide and Seek, or video-games”. Additionally he’s not very fond of Cat-lovers.
    Granted they both like reading it’s just Fox would probably be more comfortable hanging with, the semi-mature, Bino.

    • Hypergenesis

      Not very much sure Fox is completely mature as well. If he has a grudge with cat-lover, BUT can tolerate cats anyways. . . I would say he’s quite immature as well.

      You could say Peanut is immature (being childishly innocent) and fox would be the semi-mature. Bino is immature as well – and if you revisit King’s first Christmas I’ll stand my point, firmly – though more on a selfish side which makes him less annoying in the long run as he would only be annoying, utterly at that, when he has found something of his interests but Peanut would be more like “FOX!!!”. . well you know the rest.

  31. gagi

    peanut is cooler than bino .. arff :)

    • Valerio

      Aaa-men to that!
      Plus, he doesn’t try to off himself all the time.
      And he wouldn’t recycle a gift for Sasha.

  32. Readasaur

    Fox is getting all KINDS of revelations about frienships, with Bino in particular.
    By the way, where are they standing? I can’t recognize the backround.

    • Frank

      The good-old dogs club? (the background being a crowd)
      The alternatives are an oddly shaped tree branch, or a wall whose paint has peeled off

    • Argent Stonecutter

      I think that’s sunset behind a bunch of trees and bushes.

  33. Valerio

    Fox in panel 4 = Priceless

    • Hypergenesis

      Truly, I can’t say I disagree.

  34. Gaboris

    First of all aren’t Fox and Peanut friends to begin with? He did lend him some nice pile of books and all… Okay maybe I’m just off in this matter that’s not the point. :p
    BTW at these times I think how come Peanut is not some kind of scientist or talkin all high classish when he reads so many books? :O
    Plus libraries are boring and borrowing things is much easier. X3

    • Hypergenesis

      First (not actually) Question;
      I think it’s more of:
      “I wonder why I still hang out with Bino when there are these (like Peanut) who I share more of my interest than just that of anti-Felinophilia?”

      The word “friends” can be very confusing sometimes.

      Second (actually a) question;
      You could read an infinite number of books and not commit social suicide. Besides, not all books are correctly termed, grammatically correct or socially acceptable (I think there’s such thing as a “banned books week” in America?).

      Last (and also not a) question;
      Not all libraries are not boring >:(

      • Gaboris

        Okay-okay I’m bad at makin my point with questions. XP But yeah your point is good. :)

        I didn’ mean becoming a dork just that if he “wiped” out the whole library he must’ve read alot of classics and the such… hmmm… ya know now that I think about it I it was a dumb idea so yeah point to you again. >_:3
        BTW yeah rub it in my face a bit more that I don’ make good questions. :p

      • Frank

        Wait, that’s a double-negative. What you’re saying there is that there are some libraries that aren’t boring, but most are?

        • Hypergenesis

          Nope, I’m saying not all libraries are boring (no ratio).

          No ratio because while some enjoy the conservative libraries, other like those with digital media and some (like me) enjoy the silence of the place.

          I could say that there aren’t any boring libraries if I include the fact that some library books are actually stolen, restored and sold as expensive antiques. Now that would make them exciting right? Sadly I can’t say that because there are libraries which don’t carry old books.

          The point is, if anyone claims that libraries are boring, then it just means they don’t want to go there or stay there. Most people who says libraries are boring haven’t even been to a library and just give reasons based on what they heard others say. Sure books won’t dribble a ball or kick you a pass, but if you knew about the worlds in them (in the sense that I also mean wor(l)ds) I doubt you can say they’re any more boring than that chunk of rounded rubber or leather you call a ball.

          Now taking the word “library” literally. . . Let’s just save the conversation for another time.

          • gaboris

            Yes I understand what you mean and just meant that I don’ like the “get in, check out the book and be quiet” type of libraries not reading itself.
            What I was saying BTW is that it’s just easier to borrow from others than go through with all the check out stuff… Oh yeah and it was meant as a joke. XD

  35. Ryufire

    Peanut is just full of surprises ain’t he, a warm heart, skillz and one awesome treacherous pooch :-)

    • Valerio

      Ryufire, yours is the second best avatar in order of cute awesomeness :D

      • Gaboris

        Yeah and yours is first am I right? X3

      • Ryufire

        Hehe thanks Valerio yours too in the cute awesomeness club!! XD

  36. FrostDemn

    Question now, then, is can he beat Johnny 5 in reading? J5 is dang fast for reading. INPUT! INPUT!

    • Mukavich

      “Wouldn’t you like to be a pepper, too?”

  37. Xuncu

    I can read sorta fast. Like the last Harry Potter book; 16 hours (including sleep) after the midnight release, I finished.

  38. Mukavich

    So are we gonna see an imaginated version of Paul and Jamis’ epic battle? Or Paul and Feyd Rautha’s epic battle? Or the Fremen assault on Arrakeen? Could be awesome!

  39. namelessone

    I can read extraordinarily fast, but alas nowhere near as fast as that…

  40. Shady Kitsune

    Gee, I dunno, Fox. You and Peanut seem to be pretty friend-like there. =P

  41. CamKitty

    Dune . . . sounds dry.

    *is shot for quoting Penny Arcade*

    • Val Kilmer Batman

      Oh, you got to this before I did. I commented on it WAY up there, as a reply.

  42. Firewolf

    Peanut! I have a whole new admiration for him! I <3 speed reading! =D

  43. Argent Stonecutter
    • Hypergenesis

      Wee, free books!

      But I don’t got time for this, I got three years worth of backlog to sift through. . . =(

  44. Hypergenesis

    I would hope most would read this comment before posting anymore about Fox’s misnomer (or maybe it would turn out to be yours).

    The term “friend” is one of the most used word, so it is safe to assume it has multiple dimensions, uses and interpretations.

    In this case the word friend could mean:
    1. A known acquaintance (Confused meaning)
    2. A trusted acquaintance (Typical meaning)
    3. A supporter (Uncommon but comes out a lot in election time)
    4. A companion (Usually used in diaries)

    Of course, there are other meanings but I would like to move on to what Fox might have meant.

    Interpreting what Fox said using these four descriptions,
    1. Why are you just another name in my books?
    2. What is it that makes me dislike you?
    3. Why do I take Bino’s side over yours?
    4. Why do I hang out with Bino more?

    So before you ask “Aren’t you firends already?”, try to ask yourself “What does it mean to be friends?” and maybe you’ll understand the sentence better.

    • Rocket Knight boy

      thats…uhh………quite an illaberate way to say “hey stop asking weren’t they friends before it’s annoying me” lol

      • Hypergenesis

        Touché.

  45. Rocket Knight boy

    i used to read books (the last one i read was about vantriliqual techniques…lol)
    but……i dunno, i guess i just prefer visual story telling my mediam is film and animation

    • Hypergenesis

      I like strip comics best, not manga, not comic books.

      I guess it’s due to my adoration of conciseness.

  46. Argent Stonecutter

    This strip is putting me into another one of those “man the HP universe is creepy” moods.

    Except this time I’m not sure why.

  47. Kitch

    1) Peanut is brighter than is sometimes shown.

    2) BinOWNED.

  48. 2MK

    Why can they read if they’re dogs?

    Is it because of the N.I.M.H.?

  49. Captain50

    Is it just me or do they both look younger in this comic strip?

    • Valerio

      it’s Fox’s head. Makes him look chibi. :P

    • Kitch

      Rick’s been drawing Fox leaner as of late.

      • lightwolf21

        I wonder if he’s been eating enough.

  50. Exranio

    I could read fast if i wanted to

    But EVERY BOOK just completely boors the heck oyut of me.
    So i get my stories from J-RPG’s and Anime, and Movies.

  51. Padfoot

    Fitting end quote for Peanut.

    “Awesome as charged.” =3

  52. e

    because fox you are also friends with fido.

    • Mukavich

      Fido’s got no real issue with Peanut, I think. In fact, he’s the one who made Bino let Peanut back into the Good Old Dogs Club.

  53. Loofa

    I just caught up with this series… I can’t wait to see more!

    • Hypergenesis

      Welcome to our world, we hope you have a pleasant stay.

      • dalonewolf25

        …for it is just the beginning! *nom* muahahahhahhah!
        *evil laughter in the background*

  54. Teonnyn

    The Internet is the ultimate source for reading material. Just hope Peanut never gets caught in Wikipedia. You can vanish for hours in there following links.

  55. Lenn

    Because, Fox, for all your kindness to others and prowess as a K9 Unit…you’re a frikkin coward.

    • Naylorfan90

      Ow, harsh…wait, Fox is part of a K9 Unit?

      • Mukavich

        I didn’t think he was. I just thought that he hung out with the police dogs a lot, because his owner’s a policeman.

        • Elwood Blutarsky

          Yeah, Bill’s a cop but Fox isn’t nor has it been implied he was (Bino did try it but failed in training)

          • Lenn

            *Scratches head* Come to think of it, you’re right. Whoops.

            Ignore the K9 unit part plz! lol

  56. mikithedog

    cool i wish i ould read that fast

  57. Fang

    If i could read that fast, I’d forget school and just read up all the books, be easy way to get through education at age 10, then I’d go for who wants to be a millionaire just for the win.

    • Snowmon

      Just because you can read that fast does not mean that you can remember all that information.

      • lightwolf21

        Counter Point: http://www.metacafe.com/watch/312079/wo … st_reader/

        • Snowmon

          Touché…

          Counter counter point: The Adventures of Spot comics… speaks for itself.

          Restatement with clarification and point: Just because you can read fast (regardless if you remember all of the words), does not necessarily mean that you have an understanding of what you’ve read and/or remember.

          • lightwolf21

            Counter counter counter point: Pridelands, Peanut seems to remember the story very well despite reading it close to that rate. Also, I like The Adventures of Spot! :D

  58. Oleo

    HOW can someone so well-read be such a BAD WRITER?!

    • Elwood Blutarsky

      Easy, he gets real nervous when he writes because of what he constantly thinks about what others will think of it.

  59. The Wolf Next Door

    I want to be that fast as a reader someday ;3

    • Hypergenesis

      Now has never been a bad time to practice.

  60. Radio Viewer

    Oh Peanut, please teach me to read like you…

    If I can read that fast, imagine all the book I can read <3

  61. MrMutt

    Good grief. It takes me an entire day to finish a book. And that’s if I’m away on travel and don’t have my dog bothering me every hour.

    • Valerio

      blasphemer!
      doggies DO NOT bother! They give you only big doses of happiness! :D

      • Mukavich

        If by “big doses of happiness” you mean, “extraordinarily strong-smelling gas clouds” then, yes. Yes, they do.

        • Valerio

          mah boys NEVER did such a thing!

        • Tha Housedog

          Is your dog brachicephalic?

        • MrMutt

          Mine rarely ever do that. They just demand attention.

      • MrMutt

        You have to meet my dog. He’s 130 pounds of German Shepherd pampered and prissy prince. He’ll throw tantrums just to get what he wants.

        • Valerio

          when my boys want tantrum, tantrum they get from me! :D

          • MrMutt

            He gets plenty of treats. And toys. I get home and find that he liked having his claws painted pink. He even gets to sleep on the bed. How pampered does he need to be? :D

          • Valerio

            mah boys all get to sleep on the bed with me. Thet get to share my dinner and be spoon-fed at that, and they’ve got the right to wake me up by kissing me, even when I don’t have to go to work. Ha!

  62. Pogiforce

    Peanut looks like Daisy in that last frame. XD

    • Valerio

      Hi! I read!

      • Rendak

        Ha, i was thinking somerhing like that :P
        also, your avatar wins an uber-cuteness award

        • Rendak

          *sigh* My gravatar has decided to fail in it’s mission, I am not amused

  63. NickCrotser

    Peanut’s hair has changed!

    • Alex M.

      Peanut a O.D.S.T.????

      • lost wolf

        cool i like O.D.S.T but i dont think peanut is up to being a O.D.S.T :(

  64. Oren Otter

    ifyoucan’treadfastyoucansimulateit.infactiknowyou’rereadingthisinaveryfastvoicerightnow.

    • Alex M.

      Yesicanreaditveryeasyindeed.youshouldmakeitmoreharderbyaddingmoresentencesandyesilikereading.

  65. FlareKitsune

    Quick! We must go to get the Spice!

    • NexusWulf

      SPAICE !!!

  66. FerreTrip

    …Okay, NOW Peanut’s speed-reading is getting RIDICULOUS. He must have some super power to skim to the most important points and just skip all the unessential stuff…Or something…

    • WingedWolfGirl

      By day, he is mild-mannered Peanut,
      By night, he is Spot; Super Dog!

  67. Valerio

    new test for this computer

    • Valerio

      yayz

      • Alex M.

        Oh no! You will make me die some of this days.
        :3

        • Valerio

          die by cuteness

    • xhunterko

      And where did you get that avatar, and you as well Ryufire?
      ps: I hatez you now a half hour or so of programming gone. Thanks alot!

  68. The derp

    I read The Bourne trilogy in a day…

    Then spent the next day reading ender’s game to ender’s shadow

    It be a gift that is awesome people.

    I am glad that it has been given to peanut

  69. HonorèDerazey

    Geeeeeeez. Makes me jealous that he can read that fast, only books I read are Educational and Dystopia. I did read the first chapter of Twilight… after that I died a little inside, puked, had a meltdown, blacked out, shot the book with a .458 Magnum, burnt the remains and after that I went into another rage and passed out again.

    • dalonewolf25

      You forgot about the part of nuking the ashes.

      • HonorèDerazey

        Yeaaah, I wanted to do that. I asked Kim-Jong-il to loan me one because he said he had like six of them but he said he was just bluffing ’bout that saying he only had one… oh wells. =C

  70. sketcherofstuff

    It took me a while to sift through all of the Dune sequels at my local bookstore to find the original. There must have been dozens of them! Anyway, when I finally found the original I sat on the floor and read the first thirty or so pages before I realized that with school work and such I would NEVER be able to finish it so I just put it back on the shelf. I’m still amazed that I had time for the four lord of the rings books (including the hobbit, I mean)

  71. The Wolf Kin

    I’m a pretty fast reader myself, but nowhere at Peanut’s level. I WISH I could, that would be awesome.

    Also, I’ve yet to read Dune. I need to, but I never have money when I remember it, and my library’s copies are always taken out.

  72. LoneHowler

    I’m glad I can’t read like peanut, I already am a fast reader and it can get expensive fast, even using used book stores. I’ll re read some of my favorites to cut costs. if I want to I can easily finish a book a day depending on thickness

  73. Ilovehousepets

    Dang, it’s been a while. anyways, I bet you peanut could read the top 10 largest books in at least one hour.

    • Ilovehousepets

      woops, hit the “s” key when typing my email :woopsie:

  74. SamBlob

    I’m nowhere near that good. It took me 26 hours to read the 1100 pages or so of It by Stephen King.

    Actually, 22 hours, because I got four hours of sleep that night.

    • Hypergenesis

      Complete opposite here, I read the book for 4 hours and fell asleep for 22 hours, never finished it.

      Stephen King’s “horror and suspense” has been really sliding, not that I ever got horrified nor suspensed reading his works, but it’s becoming less and less like H&S and more of casual reading.

  75. I Am...

    ….O_o YES!! Yes I do wish I could read like u Peanut!!! XD

    but if Peanut can read that good, why is he an airhead? He should be the dominate, supreme overlord of the Alpha Brainiacs!! o_O

    • Indagare

      ‘Simple’ isn’t the same as ’stupid’.

      • I Am...

        O_o um doesn’t ‘Airhead’ mean ‘Simple’ as in Simple Minded??

    • dalonewolf25

      Ya, I usually experiment on people like that. I act simple to observe their reactions, then I come up with some randomness in order to see the difference in their reactions. Then, when I tell them the truth, I see their bewilderment and their denial within the depths of their conscience.
      Hey, when you say “I am…”, do you mean the biblical reference?

      • I Am...

        Biblical? nah no religion here. huh…I think the name means I’m still looking for who ‘I Am…’ maybe it is, but it wasn’t intentional.

  76. Silver Dragon ordinence

    Let’s see, given the current data and correct analisys on the subject matter, the relative conjugate view point of statistical human knowledge can provide positive backup that this comic is humorous.

    TEEHEE!!

    • Hypergenesis

      Analisys is not a valid command.

      Analysis failed, humor retained.

      TEEHEE!!

  77. Kitch

    This will either be foreshadowing, or a brick joke. :3

  78. RennisTora

    Fox has a good point.

  79. WingedWolfGirl

    O.O

    I salute you Peanut, I never even finished the Hitchhiker ’s Gide to the Galaxy series.

  80. Pew446

    I love peanut :3 He is so awesome. And not to mention he looks kinda cute too :P

  81. iHavezMyBirdo

    Peanut definitely looks different.

  82. root

    Now he’s gonna be walking without rhythm for weeks.

    • Argent Stonecutter

      Some of us are just naturally talented, and got no rhythm, no music, no daisies in green pastures, …

  83. NickCrotser

    The ony way I could read somthing that fast is if it intrests me, good thing too, considering ive read Dune before, and 2010, AT THE SAME TIME (I kept switching back and forth between them)
    Remember Kids, Reading is Fun! (exept for when you dream about it and they merge, then its just weird)

    • Tha Housedog

      I’ve had that happen, yeah, it’s very disturbing.

  84. Jooshbox

    lol i love the smile on the last frame

    • NexusWulf

      me 2 ^^

  85. Max Wolfe

    Don’tcha wish yo boyfriend could read like me~ *brick’d*

  86. Vv45689

    12:02 am GRAAAGGHH!!

  87. Vv45689

    I can’t wait.

  88. Bicycle Repairman

    This is nearly Identical to a conversation I had with my friend 2 weeks ago.