Ain’t Ain’t A Word
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  1. Rojo Ninja

    Lol

    • Rojo Ninja

      Rofl Holy water…. POWAH OF *brick’d* COMPELS YOU

  2. dalonewolf25

    Ghostbusters!

    • Val Kilmer Batman

      DADADUHDADA!!

      • Val Kilmer Batman

        NAH nah NAH nah NAH nah NAH nah NAH-NAH NUHNAHNAH!!

        NAH nah NAH nah NAH nah NAH nah NAH-NAH NUHNAHNAH!!

        • dalonewolf25
          • The Wolf Kin

            Vegeta geta geta geta geta geta-geta!

          • Naylorfan90

            XD I love your profile pic. Have we ever seen any Housepets! character get so…animated looking before?

        • Ryufire

          I ain’t afraid of no ghost!!!

          • Frank

            must… resist… using… strip title

          • dalonewolf25

            Ain’t ain’t a word, and that be the truth! But, I think they started putting it in the dictionary, so now it is a word.

          • Argent Stonecutter

            Plus it’s a double negative.

          • Silver Dragon ordinence

            Double negative is a positive.

          • sonic id furreh!!!

            ai thought double negative made ah super negative :(

          • dalonewolf25

            did u fail math by any chance? E|:P

          • Val Kilmer Batman

            It’s not a double negative because the first “Ain’t” is the subject of the sentence, not the… preposition, I think? It’s been forever since I knew what it would technically be.

          • Argent Stonecutter

            “I ain’t afraid of no ghost” is definitely a double-negative.

          • Val Kilmer Batman

            What? No, the title. I thought we were talking about the title. Obviously you aren’t afraid of there not being ghosts.

            :^P

          • sonic id furreh!!!

            @dalonewolf25
            nope! :D ai am in super duper mathy ppl (trig)

          • dalonewolf25

            @Val Kilmer Batman: The Title of the Comic: The subject “Ain’t” is a noun, followed by the verb, “Ain’t,” making it not a word; however, the sentence creates a paradox of itself by stating itself non-existent while it exists, even though the sentence is not truly a grammatically correct sentence. Your comment to Argent: I see what you did there.
            @sonic id furreh!!!: Cool. Wait ’till you get to Calc 2. In the meantime, here’s a cookie!
            http://www.brendanmckillip.com/blog/images/BlueSkyGhostbuster.jpg

          • Argent Stonecutter

            You either applied too many levels of indirection or not enough.

  3. xhunterko

    Who ya gonna call?

  4. Pseudo Faux

    Don’t cross the streams!

  5. EchoFireant

    Who you’re gonna call?

    • Ryufire

      GHOSTBUSTERS!!!!

    • Mr.Zero

      Not these guys, that’s for sure…

    • Elwood Blutarsky

      The A-Team, if I can find them

      • Mika

        Sorry, the A-Teams out of your price range, looks like it’s gonna have to be:
        The B-Team!
        still to much? Then here we have:
        The C-Team!
        Really? Get a job! Fine, i usually don’t mention these guys, but meet:
        The C-Team…

        College humor FTW :D

    • Chip Uni

      The Leverage team!

    • Val Kilmer Batman

      DEATHWATCH!!

    • Duskyo

      I summon The Dark Magician! >.<

    • dalonewolf25

      My Lawyer!

      • Frank

        I don’t think you get lawyers in the afterlife

        • dalonewolf25

          Yes you do! How do you think you go to heaven or hell? You have to fight for your case. *No offense to anyone religious*

          • Frank

            Ah yes, the famous “judgement”. But I don’t think the right to a lawyer is mentioned in any religous text.

          • dalonewolf25

            That’s why American Dad clarified it in their Christmas special; the angels are your lawyers!

        • Argent Stonecutter

          God and Satan had an argument over the border between Heaven and Hell. God was good and mad, full of that old testament power, smiting away to punctuate his points. Satan was used to it, and just shrugged off the thunderbolts and boils and irritable bowel syndrome. So God finally got mad enough to pull out what he thought was his trump card… and told Satan he’d see him in court…

          Satan just smiled. “Oh yes”, he said, “where are YOU going to find a lawyer?”

          • Hypergenesis

            And so on the 2439870th day, God separated goodness and came the church and the state. In the church remained the priests and high priest and from the state emerged lawmakers and laywers and he saw it was good and sued Satan for Infidelity.

      • Gaboris

        Objection!!!
        by Phoenix Wright. XD
        (I know he’s an attorney, but still don’ know what’s the difference. :p)

    • Expletive Deleted

      Cthulhu!!!!!!

  6. Ryufire

    Ghost Busters 3 Starting Marvin, Max and Zach coming in 2011!!! wOOt I can’t wait :-)

    • Xuncu

      Y’know, there WAS gonna be a Ghostbusters 3:
      “Ghostbusters in Hell
      Seriously.

      • dalonewolf25

        o.O Proof?

        • Xuncu
          • Argent Stonecutter

            Looks like someone read So You Want to Be a Wizard (1982):

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

            (a most EXcellent book, by the way)

          • Val Kilmer Batman

            Why yes, yes it is. I can’t seem to find the second book though. And now I’ve mostly forgotten the first.

            AND THE FINAL COUNTDOWN JUST STARTED ON MY PLAYLIST YES.

            Sorry.

            If only I had and image of Joey headbanging I could use that.

          • Argent Stonecutter

            The first three volumes (So You Want to Be a Wizard, Deep Wizardry, and High Wizardry) are now collected in a single volume entitled “Support Your Local Wizard”.

          • Val Kilmer Batman

            WOOHOO!

            I had to get over to B&N soon anyways.

          • dalonewolf25

            @Xuncu
            Why did you say WAS? It seems like they’re gonna make it according to Wikipedia.
            @Argent
            Doesn’t the title of that volume seems a bit necessity-based?

          • Argent Stonecutter

            Necessity based? Wut? Cable asteroid comma fructose mandolin?

      • Ryufire

        Sigourney Weaver still looks awesome even in her early 60’s

      • Frank

        What happened? They saw what “Dragonball: everybody’s dead” was like?

      • Ryufire

        Bill Murray SAVE US!!! eh…wait a minute he got killed in Zombieland!!! RIP Bill -_-

        • Duskyo

          Amen, brothuh!

        • Gaboris

          That was horror!!! D:
          Still epic movie though. :3

        • sonic id furreh!!!

          that movie was hailarius :D

          • sonic id furreh!!!

            *shots into the air* *shots into the air* wait- sorry.. 2 shot heh heh *shots in the air* *shots in the air*

  7. Hypergenesis

    Now that’s a funny look for Marvin, or am I just not used to seeing him excited?

  8. IceKitsune

    Ghostbusters Zach! lol that is just great

  9. Alex M.

    Max looks like a bunny to me…..

  10. Challenger01

    Zach wins, hands down!

  11. Hypergenesis

    The house’s roof drainage just started collapsing. Are you two sure about what you’re doing?

    • dalonewolf25

      Like I said, Easter House. Magic. It won’t collapse unless some GM makes it so.

    • Elwood Blutarsky

      If they did this comic wouldn’t be half as funny

  12. dalonewolf25

    What are those vibrating antennas next to Zach?

    • Frank

      Incense, I think

      • EchoFireant

        more towards dowsing rods which kinda fails XD

        • Nohbody

          No, they’re incense, and the “vibrating” is the smoke from the burning.

  13. Frank

    Everybody’s saying “Ghostbusters”!
    I’m trying to make out the spirit tag

    • Hypergenesis

      I can make out the chinese word for “cry”, above that could be the shortcut for “beauty”, below “cry” could be a closed Egyptian eye and the last one appears to be the transmission antenna I submitted last 2 terms ago for my final project. . .

      So rough deciphering on my part I believe it’s a charm to make ghosts pleasing to the eye, makes them sad, blind and go away.

  14. Val Kilmer Batman

    GHOSTBUSTERS!!

    DADADUHDA

    NA na NA na NA na NA na NANA nuhnana NA na NA na NA na NA na NANA nuhnana…

    • Frank

      Now I’m going to have the siren stuck in my head all day

      • Val Kilmer Batman

        But it was the BEST siren.

        And the italics are worth more than usual, because it takes a CRAPLOAD of taps to do it on an iPhone keypad.

        • Argent Stonecutter

          Too bad you can’t get Graffiti for the iPhone.

          • Val Kilmer Batman

            Wuzzat?

          • Argent Stonecutter

            Graffiti is this awesome shorthand that Jeff Hawkins created for the Newton and then used as the basis of the Palm Pilot. Someone just did a version of it for the Android.

    • BlueAnubis

      When there’s somethin’ strange…
      In youur neighborhood…
      Who ya gonna call?

      • Rocket Knight boy

        my MOTHER! lol

      • Ryufire

        Chuck Norris!!!

      • Prof

        Uhm, stranger than usual?

      • Val Kilmer Batman

        I would call Tedd. NOTHING can out-strange Tedd.

      • dalonewolf25

        I’d call 911. Don’t you see she’s burning on the dance floor? And you guys just stand here and watch?

  15. EchoFireant

    I’m quite sure garlic works on vampires unless the ghost themselves manage to pin the fear of garlic to vampires, causing would be ghost hunters to not use their one of their weaknesses? CONSPIRACY! XD

    • Frank

      It’s bhudist praying beads. see the alt text

      • Tara

        Yes, and there is garlic attached to the beads. Or at least that’s what it looks like.

        • Hypergenesis

          It’s a Maga(rlic)tama

    • Chip Uni

      Actually, they’re the ghosts of vampires.

      Which makes them scared of the ghost of garlic…

  16. falcon01

    Classic lol!

  17. Alex M.

    I think they are mmmmm……
    *Sigh*
    Incienso
    I don’t know how to write it in english.

    • Frank

      Incienso can be incense or frankincense (though it’s usually only frankincence when the context is the bible)

      • Alex M.

        Frankincense, ok no translation.
        And rather strange word, Incense of Frankin.
        Well all the languages have very strange and unique words.

        • Frank

          “And when they were come into the house, they saw the young child with Mary his mother, and fell down, and worshipped him: and when they had opened their treasures, they presented unto him gifts; gold, and frankincense and myrrh.”
          –Matthew 2:11

          “Frankincense, also called olibanum, is an aromatic resin [...] used in incense and perfumes.”
          Wikipedia “Frankincense”, page 1

        • Kamron

          Probably more helpful in dispelling the “Incense of Frankin” meaning: http://www.etymonline.com/index.php?term=frankincense

  18. Hypergenesis

    So that’s
    1) Ghostbusters (most Obvious)
    2) Luigi’s mansion?
    3) Phoenix Wright???

    Yeah, no idea, but isn’t the incense used to attract ghosts?
    As tradition says, they invite ghosts in to have a great time meeting with other ghostly friends so that they might pass on.

    That ward look more like a charm, careful with that Zach.

    And that’s holy milk!

    • Frank

      I thought Luigi’s Mansion was ghostbusters

      • Hypergenesis

        Isn’t that a handheld vacuum?

        • Frank

          No, its a hand-held torch!

        • Val Kilmer Batman

          Luigi’s Mansion was the Mario Bros. Version of Ghostbusters, but they used a vacuum because of copyright and nuclear power is hard to explain to kids.

          • Hypergenesis

            Well, they changed the concept from having to direct the ghost using a not very save contraption into a not very safe trap with a vacuum that does both leading and trapping at the same time. Call it a clone concept but I call it efficient and consumer friendly.

            Also despite the use of lower technologies, Luigi is more advanced than the ghostbusters and is therefore more of our time. (I think)

  19. Some Guy

    Now I have the Ghostbusters theme stuck in my head!

  20. ReCreate

    ahaha, xD lol at zach in the last panel

  21. dalonewolf25

    Alt-Text: I know I’m not Taoist, Buddhist, or Catholic, but you know, what if?
    E|:3

  22. Midnight Wolf

    *Powers up Proton Pack* Let’s do this.

    • Elwood Blutarsky

      Careful with that proton pack, I’m pretty sure Babylon Gardens has laws against unlicensed nuclear accelerators…

      • Val Kilmer Batman

        Actually, I’m pretty sure Captain Falcon Bill would be all over that like…

        Like…

        God, there is no combination of words to describe the sheer awesome.

      • Argent Stonecutter

        … ever since that incident with Simon and the Space Shuttle …

    • Hypergenesis

      Actually if that’s a real proton pack, why waste it on ghosts when you can use that to turn just about anything below AN-79 into gold.

      • dalonewolf25

        No, that’d be less profitable. Try Platinum. It’s better than gold.

      • Argent Stonecutter

        The fatal prompt radiation poisoning would be a drag, though.

  23. thewhitedragon

    wow, zash is a pro ghosthunter.. anyway why the hell he’s always adorable? XD

    WHO’YOU’ GONNA CALL?

    and I tought he was bright pink!
    he’s getting a winter coat? or he’s so scared he already turned white?

    • Frank

      Nah, I think he’s always been grayish

    • Val Kilmer Batman

      Typo=New Nickname?!?!

  24. Rider098

    Well, Zach has the typical medieval and oriental superstitions covered… but what about the southern? What can he do against voodoo? XD

    Then again who knows whats in that backpack!

    • howlslikewolf

      Deep South Ghost Protection: Paint the bottom four or five feet of every tree trunk white (for purity). Paint all the door jams and window sills blue. (Apparently, ghosts really don’t like blue – maybe they think it’s part of the sky and get confused). Stuff every crack in the walls with newspaper. (Ghosts are compulsive things, and have to read every word of newsprint before passing through.)

      See, in the south, the emphasis is on preventing ghosts from ever coming in. I never thought to ask what to do if you’re entering a house that’s already infested…

      • Argent Stonecutter

        You can also make ghost traps by putting a few stones in a dish with a palindrome (painted on the dish, or printed on a piece of paper). Ghosts don’t have much in the way of attention spans, so it doesn’t take much to amuse them.

  25. Frank

    Just a thought: that’s a lot of water… what if he drinks it by mistake, and then a witch shows up?

    • Alex M.

      *You startled the witch*
      Oh……

      • Val Kilmer Batman

        In Babylon Gardens, Witch startles YOU!!

        • dalonewolf25

          However, it’s not in Russia, so YOU startle witch.

          • Val Kilmer Batman

            STOP DOING DRIVE-BY SHOOTINGS AT MY DREAMS!!

          • dalonewolf25

            Catch me if ya can, for I’m just a figment of your imagination!

          • Hypergenesis

            Actually he (right?) is the 25th Lone Wolf and is using innocent animals as spokespeople(animals) representatives. So he (I sure hope I’m right) is actually there just very elusive (appearing only to deliver those drive-by[s]).

          • dalonewolf25

            No, I’m not using innocent animals… *cough* Yes. very elusive indeed!

  26. Firewolf

    I don’t think he’s scared of em, I think he slays them. 0.o

    • Frank

      so… how does burning incense help?

      • Hypergenesis

        Attraction.

        Can’t slay something that’s not there right?

        • Firewolf

          Actually, Zach by himself I think would scare the crap out of anoyone(thing) just by seeing him and his load of anti-ghost weapons.

  27. BlueAnubis

    Future Sight… GO!
    *Glowy Eyes effect*
    Max is going to partner with Grape, who will bring along Peanut, who will bring along Tarot, who will scare everyone out of the house all at once.
    *Glowing stops*
    Ooh! This is going to be FUN! (Even if in way off base)

    • Firewolf

      Woo Who! =D

    • Alex M.

      Crystal Ball Go!
      I see….. Joey…..and…..Lester….. playing…..
      D&D……

    • xhunterko

      No.
      Max is going to bring Fox, who is going to bring King, who causes Pete to show up, scaring the heck out of EVERYONE.

      • Firewolf

        I’d rather see Tarot use her *ahem* IMAGinaTION! =D

        • sonic id furreh!!!

          *puts hands in the air and maks rainbows and sparkles* ;p

    • Argent Stonecutter

      I see the ferrets getting involved, and the haunted mansion gets renamed “Lunch Special #3 with egg drop soup”.

      • Hypergenesis

        But they hate losing and would just condemn the house then call the police and fire rescue. All that just as they past a local law declaring pets that are being evacuated from the building must scream or no ice cream for a month.

        • Argent Stonecutter

          But Keene would feel bad about it.

        • Val Kilmer Batman

          I was going to make a joke about how the Keene Administration would never do something like that.

          But then I realized. If the ferrets own Babylon Gardens… does that make them the Presidents of the Homeowners Association?

          O.O

          Now imagine: What if they find out that THEY can make the rules now? Well, beyond the whole “money is power”.

  28. lightwolf21

    Is anyone else being bothered by Maxwell’s appearance in panel 2? It seems like something is missing. -_-; It might just be me, though.

    • Frank

      Because his bite-mark is off-panel?

    • Val Kilmer Batman

      You aren’t seeing any whiskers, perhaps?

      • lightwolf21

        That’s what it was. ;)

        • Val Kilmer Batman

          ONCE AGAIN, PEACE IS RESTORED THANKS TO…

          THAT GUY WHO HELPS PEOPLE BECAUSE HE IS HELPFUL!!

          • Val Kilmer Batman

            Aw crap I forgot to switch my Avatar

  29. dalonewolf25

    Note: There is foreshadowing here. Zach and Marvin have little chance of winning because their partner Zach includes all of the forest animals. If one of them leave, they all lose. Very clever, Rick.

    • Val Kilmer Batman

      The forest animals count as recruits, but only ZACH counts as the partner.

      Probably.

    • xhunterko

      No no no.
      If your partner leaves is the stipulation. Max is going to lose. Since even though a dozen or so of the forest critters runs away, there may still be a dozen or so left in the place. Thus, Marvin wins. Even if Zach runs. Also, it’d be especially beneficial if one hangs out on Marvin’s head, since Marvin’s doesn’t seem to be the kind to get scared by often. (from what we know at least)

      • dalonewolf25

        …but if ONE partner leaves, then it’s game over, no? Or, if you count the whole team of forest critters as one partner, and Zach as another, and all of the forest critters leave, then it’s game over?

        • Val Kilmer Batman

          Zach is MARVIN’s partner, the forest critters will be RECRUITED by Zach.

          • Val Kilmer Batman

            Oops. This is my “I DEMAND THAT MY VIEWPOINT BE ACCEPTED BY ALL ON PAIN OF ME BEING ANGRY EVEN THOUGH THIS IS THE INTERNET” face. It was never supposed to be used.

          • Flammie

            It’s very… intimidating?

    • Rick Griffin

      Uh no, only Zach counts as the partner. the others are recruited to do the scaring.

      • dalonewolf25

        Ok, never mind then. This should be fun.

      • xhunterko

        In that case, Max had best hope there’s not a Big Foot on that team then.

        • Elwood Blutarsky

          Why? That Ford monster truck is sweet, use it right and quite scary too!

      • Val Kilmer Batman

        HAHA! The Rick has spoken!

        (and I was right! :^P)

  30. 2MK

    What’s that fluffy thing on his back?

    And where is his spector deflector?

    • Frank

      His tail?

    • Val Kilmer Batman

      That “fluffy thing” would be his tail. His soft, fluffy cotton tail.

      • 2MK

        Oh, I thought it was a key-chain plush.

        • Val Kilmer Batman

          BUT IT IS SO SOFT?

          • Val Kilmer Batman

            Holy crap. That was even creepier than I thought it would be.

            It’s late where I am.

          • dalonewolf25

            Ahh! Stop corrupting my mind!

          • Argent Stonecutter

            “No I can not, I am busy! The fox and weasel are coming. If you want to bless me, you’ll have to bless my… er… bottom.” Said the rabbit prince, who’s tail was sticking up out of the hole as he dug.

            “Very well… Be it so.” And El-ahrairah’s tail grew shiny white, and flashed like a star. His back legs grew long and powerful, and he tore across the hills faster than any creature in the world. From behind a bush, the weasel popped out; but the Prince was too quick.

            Above him, Frith said, “All the world will be your enemy, Prince of a Thousand Enemies. Whenever they catch you, they will kill you. But first they must catch you. Digger, listener, runner, Prince with a swift warning. Be cunning, full of tricks, and your people will never be destroyed.”

  31. Thegamist

    GHOST BUSTERS!!!
    Ah, old movie still known
    how nice to know.

  32. GameCobra

    Max owes it to himself to bring Peanut along ;)

    • BeatReaktor

      Oh wow! I was reading this comic earlier on my laptop while playing a show during a really long synth solo in one of the songs I was mixing and accidentally LOL’d straight into the DJ mic in front of everyone… “^_^ hehe

      ‘nother awesome comic keep em’ coming Rick :D

  33. HonorèDerazey

    Zach, if you see a red pentagram with a goat skull hanging above it and a ribcage in the middle of the pentagram and 5 black candles at each point then that means Abalam (a demon) has been brought over to this world. He is notorious for not having exorcisms/cleaning rituals/religious fetishes not working on him, leave and never return there if that is the case…

    DON’T ask me how I know this stuff.

    • dalonewolf25

      …says the devil himself?

      • HonorèDerazey

        No, for a short time I had somewhat of an obsession with demonology.

        • dalonewolf25

          Ah, Wikipedia did this to you, didn’t it? *Readies Sniper Rifle*

    • Chip Uni

      Cleaning rituals might not work on him, but he still enjoys a nice bubble bath…

      • Argent Stonecutter

        “It always happens. I just get a nice bubble bath run, or I’m polishin my hooves, or sharpening my horns, and some demonologist, sorceror, or alchemist summons me and I have to do his bidding. Does anyone wonder why I dearly love slipping an ironically fatal twist into their silly mortal wishes?”

        • HonorèDerazey

          Demonologists can’t summon demon, I don’t think.

          • Argent Stonecutter

            Anyone who knows the trick, as revealed in Larry Niven’s short story “Convergent Series”, can summon a demon. But you really don’t want to.

          • dalonewolf25

            Hence, the “ironically fatal twist”.

  34. Tara

    Jeez, 78 comments already? oO

    Also, I have officially learned that the artist’s timezone is about two hours ahead of mine (which is PST).

    And yes, I haven’t read the comic read. I should probably get right on that….

    • Tara

      *read the comic YET :p

    • thegamist

      I’ll put it this way
      I have to get up @ 7 am to be (with luck) number 20 in the comments list
      this is the result of 20 minutes late

  35. Inu225

    I’m not superstitious…
    I’m just littlestitious.

    • dalonewolf25

      *The Office reference?

      • Inu225

        That’s what she said. XD

        • Manix

          But the question is……. Who’s she?

    • Clairvoyant Legacy

      You, Sir, win one internets.

      *Hands over one internets*

      • dalonewolf25

        This internets is broken. Can I gets another one?

        • Frank

          Oh come on, you only need to check 16 million computers to fix it

          • dalonewolf25

            Which means if the internet goes down, we’ll have a great depression again?

          • Manix

            no…..
            thats where the blue screen gets in here

      • Inu225

        An internets? Oh Boy!
        Om Nom Nom Nom… pfft!!!
        Ew… Its filled with cookies and spam. XP

    • Hypergenesis

      Shouldn’t that have been substitious?

      • Frank

        that would mean he believes in the things that stand below him (sub = below; stit = stand; tious = suffix meaning… well you know)

        • dalonewolf25

          That’s causing the Law of Cartoon Physics #1 to go in effect, then.

      • Argent Stonecutter

        Substitions are things that are true that everyone knows but nobody quite believes in. Like ‘It won’t get better if you pick at it’.

        • Hypergenesis

          Why I believe that’s the correct description for it.

          Posting twice won’t make you seem lonely.

          • Hypergenesis

            Especially if it involves you giving a follow-up on your own statement(s).

          • dalonewolf25

            I’ll keep you company. E|:D

  36. Hypergenesis

    Everyone forgot Zach still has two “Rabbit Feet”, one of them should be the lucky one.

  37. Clairvoyant Legacy

    Don’t cross the streams~

    • Rocket Knight boy

      lol i remember the lols with friends when we were all medics on TF2 just being stupid and yelling DON’T CROSS THE STREAMS!!

    • NickCrotser

      “I LOOKED AT THE TRAP RAY!”

  38. Secrettraveler

    …wait, Maxwell is aware of Tarot’s mental projection right……that’s hardly fair……

    • Tara

      …I never thought of that. :O I could definitely see him convincing her to play ‘pretend’ with the other guys somehow.

  39. Valerio

    The awesomeness of this arc keeps growing and growing

    • lightwolf21

      …and it’s only two comics in.

  40. Oren Otter

    My brother and I used to think the Ghostbusters’ beam projectors were called “trauma blasters”. Looking at Zac, I think it might be true in this case.

  41. Chaos Lightspeed

    Oh, silly Zach. i feel sorry for the little guy.

  42. Icharus

    I never knew you can “chose” a person, Rick. Just pointing that out.
    Also hilarious!

    • dalonewolf25

      That;s probably why Rick said Ain’t Ain’t a Word

    • Icharus

      There you go, good save.

  43. bb

    I’m pretty sure Maxwell wants to partner up with Grape, if so, will Grape then recruit Peanut to do the scaring? Or maybe Tarot’s mental projection? This arc has great potential.

  44. BeatReaktor

    RICK YOUR COMICS KEEP ME GOING THROUGH THESE LONG SHOWS! HOUSEPETS IS … MY MUSICAL INSPIRATION! LOL

    http://s1088.photobucket.com/albums/i321/SawtoothedOscillator/?action=view&current=Screenshot2010-10-05at110621PM.png

  45. namelessone

    Ok I got the taoist and christan part but not so familiar with the buddist part….

  46. Rocket Knight boy

    hmm…i smell foul play at work on maxwells part………oh wait it’s just zachs insence sticks

  47. Hypergenesis

    It’s quite easy to forget that they are already at Oct. 31 (or 30 so we’ll have a wallpaper).

    At first I was wondering why Zach would have already been prepared (for the worse) before the challenge was even given (or him invited).

    Also in this post, the answer to a long time question “How fast is the time in the HP universe?”
    This strip explains to us that their time is non-linear with the more important date stretching through days if not weeks of our time and un-eventful ones are almost instantaneous. Some days are neutral int he sense that it applies the same laws as our time.

    Off-topic, I ran a keyword count on today’s comic and found out I’m not the noisiest one this time around. (Yay me!, *plays awkward fanfare*)

    • Flammie

      Hm, comic time is played around with a bit in this comic for a while I think, it’s not quite timeless, yet not quite synced with us, I kinda thought of this comic when thinking about it: ( http://www.housepetscomic.com/2009/02/25/especially-who-who/ )

      I guess it allows for more creativity and convenience than being timeless, having a linear time or times that sync with ours.

      Hm, I never really would have thought you were the noisiest before.

      • Val Kilmer Batman

        He wasn’t ALWAYS the noisiest.

        That dubious honor used to belong to belong to me.

        • Val Kilmer Batman

          You see, it all started way back during the “Squidfletcher Incident”…

          *flashback pose*

          “NO! NO FLASHBACKING!!”

          • dalonewolf25

            Squidfletcher Incident…DMFA reference, maybe?
            …what do you mean by noisy?

          • Hypergenesis

            The one who speaks out the most. Normally I don’t count the single word post and the first ones might as well not count.

            The squidfletcher incident was an event that ceased to exist. It caused an unparalleled paradox and erased at least one hour of this world. I’m not pointing fingers but having at least two posts in this comment set makes you a prime suspect of it.

          • Hypergenesis

            My apologies, that was having two posts by the time this comment comes out. Derp.

          • dalonewolf25

            Hmm…yes, I see a greater continuity in his presence too…

  48. The Wolf Kin

    I think the incense is my favourtite touch.

  49. Gaboris

    Okay-okay, what I don’ get is HOW are they goin to scare each other away if they know it’s the other one (the requits I mean). Scary house and atmosphere I know but still. :p
    Can’t wait how this’ll go on. Keep it up Rick. X3

    • Hypergenesis

      It’s just like entering the haunted house attraction of a friend you know.

      You know who they are, you have an idea what they could be, you know why you’re there but you don’t know when they’ll be popping out.

      The organization of my friend (could be called club as well) organized one such haunted house and there were a quite a number that actually ran away screaming. Sadly they had us enter in groups of 5 which drastically reduced the terror (I was a spoilsport who was saying “Hi” to the hidden frights.), though there were still one that got really frightened.

      In short, atmosphere and susceptibility to fright would determine who will win.
      Rabbits and Cats are afraid of water (well more like hate water in a general sense). Also remember woodland critters, which snakes are ( http://www.furaffinity.net/view/4384137/ Remembered Rick drawing this.) Also, if he’s been using his Iron Artist Commisions to practice for this Halloween Arc, I won’t say more but I’ll be sure to wait for it (Yes, I’m actually going to wait.)

      • Flammie

        “There’s no terror in the bang of the gun, only the anticipation of it.”?

        • Hypergenesis

          Couldn’t have said it better. . . (I think?)

          • Flammie

            Well, it was a quote from Alfred Hitchcock, someone I had to look at in lessons, and I thought it seemed fitting.

          • Flammie

            Well, it was just a quote, but I thought it seemed to fit what you had said.

        • Gaboris

          Agreed, nice thought. :)

      • Gaboris

        Okay-okay once again (as always) ya got me there Hyper. Forgot about the part that some people still run away even if they know it’s not a real thing. :)
        Yeah we had somethin similar on a camp back at elementary school. We had to go on a walk around a ranch in the dark while the older ones scared us, the funny thing was that everyone who was in a room made the walk together, but I was alone in a room so ya can think how it was all alone nex to the woods in the night. But never had the feeling I had to run away no matter how scarry they were. :D
        Hmmm… Interesting and cool. I’ll be waitin for tomorrow as well so don’ worry. X3

    • Alex M.

      Bring Tiger along with you and Zach will run away.

      • Gaboris

        Point there. XD

  50. Exranio

    Everyone else here is refrenceing ghost buster.

    BUT WHAT IF ITS GHOST POKEMON

    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=VuIDm8vkB1I&feature=related

    Who ya gonna choose?
    PSYCHIC TYPES!

    • WingedWolfGirl
      • Val Kilmer Batman

        This actually makes MORE sense to me, but probably because I haven’t watched any “abridged series” yet.

        Wait. I just said that the pokemon reference was immediately clear to me (once made), while it actually took me a second to get the DBZ thing.

        Oh god. What have I become?!

        • Val Kilmer Batman

          CURSES! FOILED AGAIN!

          Stupid Gravatar not reading my mind.

          *mumble mumble grouch complain*

          • Val Kilmer Batman

            Oh hey, there’s a YouTube link!

            Derp.

    • Val Kilmer Batman

      OH GOD. LISTEN TO THIS ON HEADPHONES.

      IT MOVES BACK AND FORTH AND BACK AND FORTH.

      AAUUGHRARWKATAKAKAKAKABLAGH

      *head tilts to right but CONTINUES TO ROTATE COMPLETELY AROUND*

  51. tyrax10

    awsomeness

  52. Shady Kitsune

    Can’t blame him from not being prepared.

  53. Argent Stonecutter

    I hope Tiger knows CPR. Rabbits have been known to die of fright.

  54. Valerio

    Max in panel 2 FTW
    Zach = TOTAL WINNER

  55. Salenstormwing

    I see many new icons will be in use after this comic, mostly because Zack is freakin’ awesome!

    • dalonewolf25

      Funny. I’ve predicted 2 or 3. And you’re right: Zack is awesome (Especially when he’s an important asset)!

  56. Kamron

    Well, of course Zach would be the superstitious one– he already has a collection of rabbit feet, after all.

    • lightwolf21

      *facepalm*

  57. NickCrotser

    Bustin’ makes him feel good…

    • NickCrotser

      -”Someone saw a Cockroach up on Twelve”
      –”That’s gotta be some Cockroach”
      -”Bite your head off man”

  58. FerreTrip

    Wonderful, Zach. Wonderful. X3;

  59. Bicycle Repairman

    This was what Bill warned us about. “…cats and dogs, living together, mass hysteria!”

  60. WingedWolfGirl

    Nice touch with the orange jump-suit… (and recognizable tradmark logo) …there. XD
    But all the other ghost-buster jokes r taken; so I’ll just say,

    Zack forgot the tin-foil hat!

    • xhunterko

      but he’s not fighting aliens, so it’s not needed

      • WingedWolfGirl

        But the Martians attacked on Halloween.
        They said it on the radio.

  61. Argent Stonecutter

    So where do you get gallon jugs of holy water, anyway?

    • Firewolf

      Ummm…a lot of babies were baptized? *shrugs*

    • Hypergenesis

      Church lavatories?

      • Argent Stonecutter

        Holy ****

      • Val Kilmer Batman

        Oh…

        Oh God…

        Just…

        Oh God…

      • Hypergenesis

        Did I (pointed out that Zach) just committed blasphemy (or desecration)?

        • Silent Kitsune

          Mabye…

          • Argent Stonecutter

            Well, they’re talking about recovering pharmaceuticals that way, you just need to create a holiness filter.

          • dalonewolf25

            It makes no sense as to how the holy water is produced, however, or where it even comes from…

          • Kamron

            Maybe if we can filter out the holiness and concentrate it, any type of water, given sufficient quantities, can be used to fry vampire faces.

          • Hypergenesis

            I guess I just got used to the people who should “Hallelujah!” when coming out of the bathroom.

          • Argent Stonecutter

            Terry Pratchett came up with the idea of poisoning a vampire slowly using candle wicks that had been soaked in holy water and left to dry. Burning the candle slowly releases the holiness…

  62. Pew446

    People on this site make me lol :3

    • Val Kilmer Batman

      Thank ya, thank ya very much.

      (/Elvis voice)

    • Silent Kitsune

      They also make me lol :D

  63. Val Kilmer Batman

    Question:

    How does Zach summon his mighty army of dread forest beasts?

    My guess?

    “HEY YOU GUUUUUUUUUUYS!!!”

    • Silent Kitsune

      My guess?

      He just walks outside his house and they rush up to him and praise him…

    • Alex M.

      They are with him, but just off panel.

    • xhunterko

      There are 49 forest critters in that panel, see if you can spot them all.

      cough jk cough

      • lightwolf21

        I was only able to find 12.

  64. Squival

    carrying an unlicenced nuclear reactor on his back?
    *shuffles away slightly from proton pack*

  65. Radio Viewer

    You’ll need more than one spell paper Zach.

  66. Nia

    So wait…no gun with silver bullets, or golden bibel pages or even blessed bayonets? Yeaaaah…He’s dead

    • Firewolf

      Silver bullets? Heeeeey. :’( Tha’ts not nice. What would Miles say?

  67. Bleh

    I wonder if Casper the Friendly ghost will appear…

  68. RennisTora

    Who you gonna call!

  69. Lance

    hmm. this should be interesting. who will make it? I bet they either both run or both stay.

    • xhunterko

      Didn’t recognize you there for a minute. Nice avie.

  70. iHavezMyBirdo

    Holy water in a jug? That’s unholy, I think. o-o