Win my friends.
Maybe next year.
Although I do like the fact that grape seems to be being drawn more feminine. It’s a good look for her. I see at least 3-4 new avatars in this comic. Specially panel 1 is up for grabs.
Keep Valerio away of that!
Valerio ships GrapeNut, but he acknowledges the fact that Grape loves Maxwell, as well.
Good thing there’s the plus trick.
Oh, Maaaxiee? Heere kitty kitty kitty…
NO! Put the bat down… that’s it… just put it down, and nobody has to get hurt…
NO! GET BACK HERE!
RUN MAX! RUN!!
…you better not…
*hits Valerio with a baseball bat*
The ‘actual evil’ coefficient drops sharply after the third twin, not even counting the ‘only a lookalike’ fraction
may ai just point out that gwapes eye looks a litte odd i panel 3
You’re right. It almost looks like a eagle’s eye…
maybe if the pupil was a little bit more to the left, it would’ve looked better…
ai think if the whaight part of the eye was a wittle smaller
Ah yes, but then the eye would still be looking at us, though.
yah matbeh ah mixture of both idea’s ^-^
Yes, I was staring at the eye that was staring at me. It looked a little… what’s the word… intense?
Oh, thank you, now I can’t unsee it. Grape in panel 3 is just wrong.
ur welcom argent *pats on back*
(and yes ai know ur bein sarcatic)
And I just realized how lucky I got.
I see an Avatar coming!
Tarot its very cute in panel 3
I think the reply to yourself thing only works well if Both avatars are different.
I don’t know how this thing of gravatar works -_-!
I want to use different avies for replies x3
Well…Mod’s the comment below has alt text, it shows the trick is that okay?
Valerio does that a lot lol!!
And I just fudged the comment…AGAIN! I’ll make a thread in the forums.
When you put a “+” after the name of your email, but before the “@”, anything you put in between them (and the plus) is ignored when the confirmation email is sent.
all my Joey avatars are at “joeyfaces+___@___” (where the first blank changes for each one and the last blank is the provider.)
And val beats me to it. Oh well, it’s there in the forums now. Be happy and make new avatars.
One of the issues is that, as far as I can tell, it auto-mods any comment with an actual e-mail address in it. Which is how I beat you.
Ohh, I see. Oh well.
It depends on the email provider whether they support the plus trick or not. And it depends on the website whether the plus gets through unscathed. Housepets and gravatar are modern, progressive websites, but a lot go “what’s this plus thing then?” and refuse the address or do something stupid like change the plus to a percent sequence, and some email providers don’t support it or use a different symbol (my old one used “-”).
Hey! They key is to stop using abbr! I am not allowing it anymore!
Ehm, erm, eh, ‘This isn’t what it looks like!’
“And here we see an Artist in his natural habitat, informing the ‘commenters’, which share a form of mutualistic symbiosis with him, of some of the rules of his domain”
What’s abbr, if you don’t mind me asking?
Maybe Rick you should remove it from the comment form, right below the “Submit Comment” button, then?
I think that’s put by Comicpress.
Out of curiosity, what did the abbr text say?
I’m sure he can edit the message, it’s all ones and zeroes.
Tara, the abbr HTML tag basically allows you to use abbreviations, but when you move the cursor over it, you get an expansion of the abbreviation.
No wonder my comments were being deleted after my multiple usages of them! E|>:(
And Rick, *They key?*
aww but Riiiiick ai enjoy mai peeps many faces
I concur as well. Good setting for her.
lol Max has a good point.
as do ai -_-
Get away from Peanut’s girl, Maxwell. >_<
Then again, how the HECK could Grape involve Tarot?!? Unless Peanut’s involved as well?? Tarot surely would not play along the enemy…
I think that Peanut would be predisposed to assist Max over Marvin, because that would make Grape happier.
Absolutely makes sense.
more fun incoming!
For my next trick, I shall predict that Max and Peanut will either work together and be awesome, or compete to win Grape’s affections. And be awesome.
In case of competition, this if Peanut wins.
I also predict that if Marvin takes Peanut, he will take Tarot as well.
BUT! Do we not agree that Peanut would be hesitant, at best, to try to frighten Grape and make her lose?
I’m sure he would rather be right next to her when she got scared, so he could hug her.
BUT! Do we agree that Max might intervene by saying that Peanut can’t join because of the Pridelands incident?
I’m sure it would cost him some points with Grape, but he really wants some huggle time with her.
What enemy? Tarot is totally on top of the whole Max-Grape-Peanut thing, and, well…
In fact, Tarot tried to convince Grape that her place is with Peanut. For now, she accepts that Max has the upper hand, but as a ‘for now’ situation. In the meantime, she helps Peanut to cheer up.
But isn’t Tarot playing with their emotions in order to get fun out of it?
That depends on whether Tarot is Spirit Dragon or a mortal channeling Spirit Dragon. And to make things more complex, Spirit Dragon’s got a crush on Peanut.
That’s probably because Spirit Dragon takes in some of Tarot’s emotions with her. Remember that in order for Spirit Dragon to have an avatar, the avatar must agree to let Spirit Dragon control her.
Well, we don’t know. Could go the other way. Maybe Tarot likes Peanut because Spirit Dragon thought he was cute.
Maybe, or vice-versa. Only Rick knows!
Stephen King is a hack, he’s rewritten the same 3 stories over and over and over again. And Tarot would likely make the house come to life and kill them or something…
Ever see The Shining?
Tarot would SAVE them if that house really is haunted if we’re gonna go with The Shining….
Spirit Dragon wouldn’t let any harm come to them, but Max doesn’t know that.
…like the time they fell into the lava?
Precisely. She didn’t let any harm come to them.
ur gravvie make me think u talk all sad
but ur not raight
“I’m not right?” I thought I was…
ok, good ai dun laike it wen ppl r sad
Same here. E|:D
YAY! XD let’s not be sad together *opens arms for a hug*… come on u know u want one
…ok. But I am wet, though…
iz ok ai dun maind *hugs*
Hmm… maybeh dat wasn’t suck ah good aidea… naow ai am all wet ;p
Ya, air-hug would’ve been better.
Well, Dan Brown’s done the same dang thing too. Da Vinci code, Digital Fortress, Angels and Demons, they all have the same plot.
I read “The Regulators”, which he wrote under a pseudonym, and the other version, which he wrote as himself.
Why would you write a book, and then write the same book again as a different version?! WHY?!?!
Oh, and after that, I didn’t sleep for about a week.
My face when I was reading the book, just before the horror truly set in.
I’ve never read any of his books (horror is a no-no for me :p), but I can imagine him feeling that perhaps the second book was a way of improving the original story.
Or he just saw it as easy green paper.
“Why would you write a book, and then write the same book again as a different version?! WHY?!?!”
For the money?
For the fame and glory?
It’s like dancing in a red dress, keep on dancing with the red dress and people grow tired of it. Change clothes and they think it’s a new dance.
And if you turn just ONE mr.bigglesworth white, you’ll tell the difference between the bigglesworths. Wash them all, and you’ll never tell them apart.
For Grand Fenwick!
A for Horses
B for Mutton
C for Yourself
E for Gabor
G for Police
Stephen King stories are like mexican food… all the same ingredients just moved around and called something else lol
also the same side effect. X)
upset stumik and diaria ?
Depends if you’re mexican or not not used to eating the food.
O rly nao?
You only need a strong stomach
Are the same way of making, but diferent ingredients.
And you are not totally incorrect some food are the same, but different ingredients and name.
Here is your special spellchecker!
*are made the same way*
*types of food* or *foods*
*with* before every instance of different you used
You spelled the first “different” wrong.
Not always true. Stephen King themes his books in the same place cause he knows the area but the events are all different yet link together. At least hes better then crappy Stephenie Myer and her twicrap series.
I think the discussion was about Stephen King and his choice for the setting, brining that up was completely out of the blue. . .
Though I have to agree with the second to the last word though. . .
You’re calling the guy who has 50 worldwide bestsellers a hack?
Yes. Yes we are. I was even more surprised when a random person comes up and brags me about me not knowing who Stephen King was in the first place.
Not to mention the “Make it real” incident… she’ll turn mr. bigglesworth into real ghosts and scare everyone else to the Tower card.
I think that requires the other person’s consent. Namely, if Marvin et al aren’t open to new connections (as Max and Grape were for the simple fact of being playing a game) they’ll just see them normally.
Mind you, a completely white cat in the middle of the night that also seems to have white dust coming off him can be pretty scary
Hmm,… what should tarot be able to do at this point?
It sounds like she’ll be on the sidelines for this one but hey at least she made an appearence and it was pointed out how cool it would be.
One wonders if this wasn’t a purposeful lampshading on the fact everyone seemed to think Maxwell would team-up with Tarot. Housepets! stories rarely if ever go the way the readers expect which makes sense as comedy comes from the unexpected. Even “It’s a Wonderful Dog’s Life” which was seemingly playing out as you’d think suddenly veered into a different direction than anyone saw coming when Bino detonated an IED made of catnip.
This is the most adorable I’ve ever seen Tarot represented. Kudos, Rick!
I have to agree. I think it’s because of the way she’s leaning forward. She looks more like a real dog.
Grape x Peanut Fans: NOOOOO!
wate wut did ai say yes 2?
You sed yes 2 Grape & Max fans.
oh ai laike gwapenut AND gwape and max l:P
Which makes one wonder sometimes what grapes doing. Or who’s the more serious, Peanut or Max.
On a side note, is it bad that I just realized that max is named after a coffee? One that I drink regularly?
Huh. I didn’t realize his full name was that. The company pretty much monopolized the name Folgers instead.
It’s not, I was being silly. I don’t think we know what Max’s family name is.
(in Howard Dean voice) YEAH!
It’s like Rick is toying with us, like a cat toys with…some … sort of … mouse-sized object?
Hey Grape&Max fans need some fan service too.
What fans? lol
You have to admit though, the first panel is kinda cute looking.
I will admit to that.
I just have this…hostile feelings, dunno why…
Maybe because he said “kinda cute” . . .
What me? I no say noth*–inggg. 0011001, overflow error.
You mean from me? No, I’m not trying to sound hostile ^^; I just made a statement. Maybe I was too blunt about my statement.
The first panel looks ALMOST EXACTLY like Valerio’s clipped together avatar, but with Max instead of Peanut. At least from memory.
Rick can be such a cruel entity, sometimes.
*sigh* killing us with cute, though!
QUICKLY!! HE’S REGRESSING!!
I NEED 30 CCs OF ZOLPIDEM!
TURN THE STAR WARS HOLIDAY SPECIAL BACK ON! NOW, DARN IT!! IT SHOULD RE-TRIGGER THE TRANCE-EFFECT!!
AND GET ME DR. HOUSE!!
CALM YOUR SELF LAD!!! THIS IS JUST A DREAM YOU WILL WAKE UP!!! eh…I think 0.o
*sniff* thank you Ryu
*is calmer now*
Did someone say “Corrupt Valerio’s mind?”
HOUSE? House is a very sadistic man…in a good way.
You wouldn’t leave me out in the rain, would you?
Come here near the fireplace, let me bring you that jug of milk.
You are wet, here take this towel!
…that jug of milk?
Yes, that one, don’t be shy.
Guess Max hasn’t forget the feeling of being a LAVA ……good for him.
excellent use of the bigglesworth horde.
That’s why Marvin said Max is better at recruiting.
“Attention everybody! The booth attendants will now take your bets on group brawl #43, Bigglesworths VS Woodland Creatures. Please try not to trample each other again. That is all.”
20 Gold Pieces on Bigglesworths using the Clone Teleportation Technique (That is, when you see something out of the corner of your eye that resembles a ghost then see another out of the other corner and another and another and another….) to scare Marvin.
I put 50M Gold Pieces on it failing!
400 quatloos on the newcomers!
Yay! Grape and Max snuggles! <3
And Tarot is as awesome as usual. i'm reminded of the movie Ghost when i hear that quote.
I must admit….. I haven’t read Stephen King…. what is Max referring to?
Pretty much every Stephen King book has some psycic phenomen (PHENAW-MENAW do-doo dah do-doot, PHENAW-MENAW doot doo-doo do) that is the cause of everything bad that happens to everybody ever.
It’s usually because if it’s magic, he doesn’t have to explain how it works.
Except for Under the Dome. That time it’s alien children! =D
EVERY Steven King story?
What about… no…
Oh! what about that one where they… wait… nevermind.
AHA! There was that book that had the… crap.
Misery. No psychics! HA! I win~!
Actually, the only Stephen King books I bothered reading were the Dark Tower books (I got the box set 1-4, still need the others) and “The Regulators”. And the other version of the regulators (I forgot what it was called). One of them was by Stephen King, the other was by Richard Bachman, who was actually Stephen King writing under a different name.
All of them were pretty messed up. So now I have to finish the Dark Tower and I can be quit of him.
There’s a novella by Stephen King you might like. It’s from the compilation Different Seasons and it’s called “Rita Hayworth and the Shawshank Redemption”.
The same collection has a story called “The Body”, which was the basis for the movie Stand By Me
You mean, soap opera?
Christine didn’t have any psychics either but I doubt anything from that would be usable by Max as he doesn’t drive and there’s nowhere that he could get his paws on a red Plymouth Fury
(I know it’s a joke and we’re not supposed to actually think about it)
The first thing I think of when I think you wrote Psykers:
“I cast Torch.”
Someone rolled a one it seems.
Goes like this:
That’s right. FUUUUUUUUDGESICLES.
They are delicious.
And not something that would get modded.
You could try “check this gravatar” before you use the email, to make sure you don’t get a blank or one you don’t want, seems to happen to me when I change it.
I was doing “check this gravatar” for this one for [i]TWO DAYS[/i] and it still came up as “bobblehead”… then suddenly started working. Sometimes Gravatar is just plain cruel.
AUGH, HTML, not BBCODE.
Bleeping Fuddleduck of a spelunking dashed shoppingbag.
Ya, you get that a lot…
Nor in Dolores Claiborne.
Not sure about The Stand, though. Especially since I only read the originally published version and not the later full text…
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