Though Creepy Twins Are Fine

Discussion (344) ¬

  1. PrivateElliot

    Win my friends.

  2. xhunterko

    Maybe next year.

    • xhunterko

      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.

      • Alex M.

        Keep Valerio away of that!

        • lightwolf21

          Valerio ships GrapeNut, but he acknowledges the fact that Grape loves Maxwell, as well.

          • xhunterko

            Good thing there’s the plus trick.

        • Valerio

          Too late.
          Oh, Maaaxiee? Heere kitty kitty kitty…

          • Val Kilmer Batman

            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!!

          • dalonewolf25

            …you better not…
            *hits Valerio with a baseball bat*
            Valeriox-1

      • xhunterko

        Alt Text:
        The ‘actual evil’ coefficient drops sharply after the third twin, not even counting the ‘only a lookalike’ fraction

      • sonic id furreh!!!

        may ai just point out that gwapes eye looks a litte odd i panel 3 :?

        • dalonewolf25

          You’re right. It almost looks like a eagle’s eye…

          • dalonewolf25

            maybe if the pupil was a little bit more to the left, it would’ve looked better…

          • sonic id furreh!!!

            ai think if the whaight part of the eye was a wittle smaller

          • dalonewolf25

            Ah yes, but then the eye would still be looking at us, though.

          • sonic id furreh!!!

            yah matbeh ah mixture of both idea’s ^-^

        • FuRrY321

          Yes, I was staring at the eye that was staring at me. It looked a little… what’s the word… intense?

        • Argent Stonecutter

          Oh, thank you, now I can’t unsee it. :( Grape in panel 3 is just wrong.

          • sonic id furreh!!!

            ur welcom argent *pats on back*
            (and yes ai know ur bein sarcatic)

    • xhunterko

      And I just realized how lucky I got.

  3. Ryufire

    I see an Avatar coming! :)

    • BeatReaktor

      called it…

  4. lolparty

    poof poof

  5. Alex M.

    Tarot its very cute in panel 3
    :3

    • Alex M.

      Indeed!

      • xhunterko

        I think the reply to yourself thing only works well if Both avatars are different.

        • Alex M.

          I don’t know how this thing of gravatar works -_-!
          I want to use different avies for replies x3

          • xhunterko

            Well…Mod’s the comment below has alt text, it shows the trick is that okay?

          • Ryufire

            Valerio does that a lot lol!!

          • xhunterko

            And I just fudged the comment…AGAIN! I’ll make a thread in the forums.

          • Val Kilmer Batman

            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.)

          • xhunterko

            http://www.housepetscomic.com/forums/viewtopic.php?f=3&t=930

            And val beats me to it. Oh well, it’s there in the forums now. Be happy and make new avatars.

          • Val Kilmer Batman

            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.

          • xhunterko

            Ohh, I see. Oh well.

          • Argent Stonecutter

            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 “-”).

        • Rick Griffin

          Hey! They key is to stop using abbr! I am not allowing it anymore!

          • xhunterko

            whoops!

            Ehm, erm, eh, ‘This isn’t what it looks like!’
            *flees*

          • Val Kilmer Batman

            “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”

            “Oooh! Ahhh!”

          • Tara

            What’s abbr, if you don’t mind me asking?

          • Argent Stonecutter

            Maybe Rick you should remove it from the comment form, right below the “Submit Comment” button, then?

          • Frank

            I think that’s put by Comicpress.

            Out of curiosity, what did the abbr text say?

          • Argent Stonecutter

            I’m sure he can edit the message, it’s all ones and zeroes.

          • Nohbody

            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.

            http://www.w3schools.com/TAGS/tag_abbr.asp

          • dalonewolf25

            No wonder my comments were being deleted after my multiple usages of them! E|>:(

          • dalonewolf25

            And Rick, *They key?*

          • sonic id furreh!!!

            aww but Riiiiick ai enjoy mai peeps many faces :(

    • ReCreate

      I concur. :P

      • xhunterko

        I concur as well. Good setting for her.

      • BeatReaktor

        Fancy.

  6. IceKitsune

    lol Max has a good point.

    • lightwolf21

      Grape agrees.

      • sonic id furreh!!!

        as do ai -_-

  7. lightwolf21

    Get away from Peanut’s girl, Maxwell. >_<

    • Valerio

      ditto.
      Then again, how the HECK could Grape involve Tarot?!? Unless Peanut’s involved as well?? Tarot surely would not play along the enemy…

      • Raxki AYmato

        so true

      • Val Kilmer Batman

        I think that Peanut would be predisposed to assist Max over Marvin, because that would make Grape happier.

        • Valerio

          Absolutely makes sense.
          more fun incoming!

          • Val Kilmer Batman

            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.

          • Valerio

            this.
            In case of competition, this if Peanut wins.

          • dalonewolf25

            I also predict that if Marvin takes Peanut, he will take Tarot as well.

          • Val Kilmer Batman

            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.

          • dalonewolf25

            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.

      • Argent Stonecutter

        What enemy? Tarot is totally on top of the whole Max-Grape-Peanut thing, and, well…

        http://www.housepetscomic.com/2009/09/04/i-dare-you-to-do-otherwise/

        • Valerio

          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.

          • dalonewolf25

            But isn’t Tarot playing with their emotions in order to get fun out of it?

          • Argent Stonecutter

            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.

          • dalonewolf25

            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.
            Source:
            http://www.housepetscomic.com/2010/07/09/and-nothing-but/

          • Argent Stonecutter

            Well, we don’t know. Could go the other way. Maybe Tarot likes Peanut because Spirit Dragon thought he was cute.

          • dalonewolf25

            Maybe, or vice-versa. Only Rick knows!

  8. Pseudo Faux

    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…

    • Elwood Blutarsky

      Ever see The Shining?

      • Alechsa

        Tarot would SAVE them if that house really is haunted if we’re gonna go with The Shining….

        • Argent Stonecutter

          Spirit Dragon wouldn’t let any harm come to them, but Max doesn’t know that.

          • dalonewolf25

            …like the time they fell into the lava?

          • Argent Stonecutter

            Precisely. She didn’t let any harm come to them.

          • sonic id furreh!!!

            @ dalonewolf
            ur gravvie make me think u talk all sad :(
            but ur not raight :D

          • dalonewolf25

            I’m ok.
            “I’m not right?” I thought I was…

          • sonic id furreh!!!

            ok, good ai dun laike it wen ppl r sad :D

          • dalonewolf25

            Same here. E|:D

          • sonic id furreh!!!

            YAY! XD let’s not be sad together *opens arms for a hug*… come on u know u want one ;)

          • dalonewolf25

            …ok. But I am wet, though…

          • sonic id furreh!!!

            iz ok ai dun maind :D *hugs*
            Hmm… maybeh dat wasn’t suck ah good aidea… naow ai am all wet ;p

          • dalonewolf25

            Ya, air-hug would’ve been better.

    • Delta

      Well, Dan Brown’s done the same dang thing too. Da Vinci code, Digital Fortress, Angels and Demons, they all have the same plot.

    • Val Kilmer Batman

      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?!?!

      • Val Kilmer Batman

        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.

      • Tara

        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. :D

      • Frank

        Meta sock-puppeting?

      • Argent Stonecutter

        “Why would you write a book, and then write the same book again as a different version?! WHY?!?!”

        For the money?

    • BeatReaktor

      Stephen King stories are like mexican food… all the same ingredients just moved around and called something else lol

      • Hypergenesis

        also the same side effect. X)

        • sonic id furreh!!!

          upset stumik and diaria :? ?

      • Alex M.

        Enmoladas,Encremadas,Entomatadas,Enfrijoladas,Enchorizadas,etc.
        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.

        • dalonewolf25

          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.

    • Lycos

      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.

      • Hypergenesis

        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. . .

    • Naylorfan90

      You’re calling the guy who has 50 worldwide bestsellers a hack?

      • dalonewolf25

        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.

  9. Snowmon

    Not to mention the “Make it real” incident… she’ll turn mr. bigglesworth into real ghosts and scare everyone else to the Tower card.
    (http://www.housepetscomic.com/2010/01/06/the-real-culprit/)

    • Frank

      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

  10. Thegamist

    Hmm,… what should tarot be able to do at this point?

    • Elwood Blutarsky

      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.

  11. lightwolf21

    This is the most adorable I’ve ever seen Tarot represented. Kudos, Rick! :D

    • Frank

      I have to agree. I think it’s because of the way she’s leaning forward. She looks more like a real dog.

  12. Blackgatomon

    Grape x Peanut Fans: NOOOOO!

    • PrivateElliot

      NOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOO

      • sonic id furreh!!!

        YEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEESSSSSSSSSSSSSSSSSSSSSSS!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

        • sonic id furreh!!!

          wate wut did ai say yes 2?

    • xhunterko

      There there:
      http://www.housepetscomic.com/2010/09/17/where-history-comes-back-from-the-dead-oh-no/

      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?

      • Argent Stonecutter

        Maxwell Folgers?

        • dalonewolf25

          Huh. I didn’t realize his full name was that. The company pretty much monopolized the name Folgers instead.

          • Argent Stonecutter

            It’s not, I was being silly. I don’t think we know what Max’s family name is.

    • Elwood Blutarsky

      (in Howard Dean voice) YEAH!

    • lightwolf21

      It’s like Rick is toying with us, like a cat toys with…some … sort of … mouse-sized object?

    • IceKitsune

      Hey Grape&Max fans need some fan service too.

      • BeatReaktor

        What fans? lol

    • Pokeblue

      You have to admit though, the first panel is kinda cute looking.

      • lightwolf21

        I will admit to that.

      • Valerio

        It’s cute.
        I just have this…hostile feelings, dunno why…

        • Hypergenesis

          Maybe because he said “kinda cute” . . .

          What me? I no say noth*–inggg. 0011001, overflow error.

        • Pokeblue

          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.

    • Val Kilmer Batman

      The first panel looks ALMOST EXACTLY like Valerio’s clipped together avatar, but with Max instead of Peanut. At least from memory.

      • Valerio

        Rick can be such a cruel entity, sometimes.
        *sigh* killing us with cute, though!

    • Valerio

      NNNOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOO!!!!

      • Val Kilmer Batman

        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!!

        • Ryufire

          CALM YOUR SELF LAD!!! THIS IS JUST A DREAM YOU WILL WAKE UP!!! eh…I think 0.o

          • Valerio

            *sniff* thank you Ryu

        • Valerio

          Dr. House…good
          *is calmer now*

        • Bleh

          HOUSE? House is a very sadistic man…in a good way.

    • Alex M.

      Yes?
      Nah kidding
      Noooooooooo!

      • dalonewolf25

        You wouldn’t leave me out in the rain, would you?

        • Alex M.

          Maybe?
          ……………
          …………..
          ……………
          Come in!
          Come here near the fireplace, let me bring you that jug of milk.
          You are wet, here take this towel!

  13. Secrettraveler

    Guess Max hasn’t forget the feeling of being a LAVA ……good for him.

  14. copper

    excellent use of the bigglesworth horde.

    • Valerio

      THIS!
      That’s why Marvin said Max is better at recruiting. :D

    • Val Kilmer Batman

      “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.”

      • FunkyChicken

        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.

  15. GameCobra

    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.

  16. Tendo

    I must admit….. I haven’t read Stephen King…. what is Max referring to?

    • Val Kilmer Batman

      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.

      • Naylorfan90

        Except for Under the Dome. That time it’s alien children! =D

  17. Val Kilmer Batman

    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.

    • Alechsa

      Misery. No psychics! HA! I win~!

      • Val Kilmer Batman

        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.

        • SamBlob

          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

      • Elwood Blutarsky

        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)

      • Val Kilmer Batman

        The first thing I think of when I think you wrote Psykers:

        “I cast Torch.”

        DAEMONHOST

        *TPK*

        • Val Kilmer Batman

          GRAVATAAAAAAAR!!!!!!!!!!!!

          • xhunterko

            Fzzzzzt…
            Someone rolled a one it seems.

          • Val Kilmer Batman

            Goes like this:

            *roll 1d10=9*

            *roll 1d100=100*

            FUUUUUUU—–

          • Val Kilmer Batman

            –DGESICLES.

            That’s right. FUUUUUUUUDGESICLES.

            They are delicious.

            And not something that would get modded.

          • Flammie

            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.

          • Argent Stonecutter

            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.

          • Argent Stonecutter

            AUGH, HTML, not BBCODE.

            Bleeping Fuddleduck of a spelunking dashed shoppingbag.

          • dalonewolf25

            Ya, you get that a lot…

      • SamBlob

        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…

  18. RAxki AYmato

    wow

  19. Raxki AYmato

    Finally my first comment on Housepets :D

    • xhunterko

      Welcome!

      • Raxki AYmato

        thnx :)

    • Val Kilmer Batman

      Hello there! I guess I missed you in all the excitement!

      (do I really have to say it guys?)
      (Yeah, yeah! Go ahead!)
      (alright, fine.)

      *clears throat*

      “Hello good sir and/or madam, and welcome to the brilliant, shining example of awesome that is Houspets! and welcome to the Comments Club. We here at the Comments Club strive to make your stay as enjoyable and productive as possible. But try to stay away from the topic of Squidfletching, as the Moderators do sometimes take offense to harmless, hundred-post long threads that have nothing to do with the comic, at least in the Comments Club itself. However, there is a Forum directly across the street, where Squidfletching and all other topics may be addressed to your heart’s content. Please have a nice day.”

      (How’d I do?)
      (*snore*)
      (GUYS!!)
      (What? Oh! Here’s your dollar. Go away.)
      (The things I do for a can of soda. Wait a minute! With tax, that soda costs a dollar eight! NOOOOOOOOOOOO!!!!!!)

      • dalonewolf25

        -.- Had I known this, I would’ve been more aware of the consequences. Thanks for the tip! Here’s 8 cents. However, you can buy a can of soda at a vending machine without tax, y’know.

        • Val Kilmer Batman

          Yes, but now I have EIGHT MORE CENTS!

          MUAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHA!!!!!!!

    • Argent Stonecutter

      Here’s your welcome basket. Spo ate all the cheese already. Sorry.

  20. Thoth

    I wonder if Max might also be thinking “Besides… I think that bringing in actual supernatural powers is probably cheating.”

    After all, it does go a bit beyond tricks.

    • Val Kilmer Batman

      “If you ain’t cheating, you ain’t trying”

      on an only slightly related note, I JUST NOTICED THAT YOU ARE BACK!!

      Probably the lack of your Walls-O-Text (patent pending).

  21. Val Kilmer Batman

    What’s REALLY gonna bake your noodle later is…

    How can there be a THIRD twin?

    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=7g9WjcGdxuM

  22. Silver Dragon

    Halloween always reminds me of zombie hunting and monsters checking under their beds for my friends and I.

    • Gaboris

      You are not freaking Chuck Norris! … Are you? O_O”

      • Silver Dragon

        Nah, Chuck moved on from the monsters. Said it got boring. Think he misses Bruce Lee like we all do though.

        • Gaboris

          Oh why yes Bruce was a great loss. I got it now. :)

  23. Lance

    haha, “good point” awesome.

  24. Valerio

    The Shining, anyone?

  25. Hypergenesis

    If it’s Stephen King, I guess I know why he doesn’t want Tarot anywhere, but most likely for different reasons.

    (Stephen King = Not Scary, to me at least.)

    • Argent Stonecutter

      Misery was scary.

      • Valerio

        Christine = first SK novel ever read = creeped me out

        • Hypergenesis

          I’ll try to remember those two when I’m choosing what to read during “Dead Week”, (Oct. 30 – Nov. 2), since nothing happens during those times. (except for the breaking of toys, but that’s more of a chore now.)

          • dalonewolf25

            You mean, halloween included?

          • Hypergenesis

            I break toys for Halloween ^^

          • dalonewolf25

            Then it’s not really “Dead Week” because you’re having fun breaking toys.

          • Hypergenesis

            Read post one level higher.

          • dalonewolf25

            Oh. D’oh! My bad.

  26. Elwood Blutarsky

    Nice 3D effect on Maxwell’s missing chunk of ear in panel 3.

  27. Val Kilmer Batman

    Why does EVERYBODY disappear as soon as the comment clock hits 1:00 AM?

    • Val Kilmer Batman

      And why do people start reappearing as soon as I post that comment?

      • Alex M.

        Because they are making homework and making a post on his blog at the same time ;)

  28. Ryufire

    The first panel really lighten up my weekend!!! XD

  29. Val Kilmer Batman

    I think Tarot is frozen. Either that, or it’s a Tarot ROBOT that stands there and gives the answers to people’s questions on a timed basis because she already predicted what they were going to ask and when.

    • Hypergenesis

      She does close her mouth at panel 4, you can tell by the chin.

    • Flammie

      You made me think of a Tarot-style coin-operated Fortune Telling machine.

      • Argent Stonecutter

        King as Tom Hanks’ character?

        • Leinad

          YES! i call dibs!

          • Argent Stonecutter

            King: “I want to be … BIG”
            Tarot: *poof*
            King: …
            King: “I didn’t mean a Great Dane!”

          • Val Kilmer Batman

            ATTACK OF THE FIFTY-FOOT CORGI

          • dalonewolf25

            Wasn’t that a girly* reference?
            *Webcomic

  30. Valerio

    lol, the way Max’s ear stands in last panel, makes tarot look as if she’s bitterlemon-grimacing

  31. Gaboris

    Never read a Stephen King story before, but I know them as much to understand the joke so nice one Rick. :D
    So Max’ll stick to the good old classics, but what about Marvins team? Will they ask for Tarots help? :3

  32. Fuzzypaws

    Drops sharply _after_ the third? I say to you, sir, it drops sharply _starting_ with the third!

  33. BeatReaktor

    Duuuude… I feel so bad for peanut man. yo Rick why don’t you cut him a break and get him together with grape lol! nice comic btw … Panel 3 FTW :D

    • Alex M.

      Your avatar, XD im making a post about the acid!

      • BeatReaktor

        haha

      • BeatReaktor

        Robot Bees?… o_O

        • BeatReaktor

          kill them with fire!

  34. No one

    Over-sized powderpuff is win!

    • BeatReaktor

      Max with Grape is fail….

      • Valerio

        Cute fail.
        He rules.
        We suffer.
        Argh!

        • dalonewolf25

          Cute win.
          He rules.
          You suffer.
          Ha!

          • Valerio

            when grapenut shall triumph, you’ll pay for these words!

          • dalonewolf25

            I corrupt your mind nao.

        • BeatReaktor

          your gravatar FTW lol

  35. Falcon01

    panel 1 = eye searing cuteness!
    whole strip = total LOL!

  36. namelessone

    Yes, Stephen King FTW

  37. bb

    So if Maxwell & Grape are in one team without Peanut, does this mean he’s going to be in Marvins team? I bet Peanut would love to scare Grape.

  38. Exranio

    AHHH
    Book jokes
    the number one way to make completely sure I don’t get it
    DARN YOU BOOKS
    darn you all to heck

  39. Frank

    When the Bigglesworths get back:
    “Who used all of mommy’s flour for a prank? Who used all of mommy’s flour?”

    • Argent Stonecutter

      B1: That wasn’t me, that was Mr Bigglesworth!
      B2: What? No, wrong, totally wrong! It was Mr Bigglesworth!
      B1: Don’t look at me, Mr B!
      B2: Just ask Mr Bigglesworth, he’ll tell you!
      B3: Me? What? I know nothing!
      B2: But… but…

  40. Hypergenesis

    For my regular gripe, I call the missing B(igglesworth) cat-tag on the sitting Mr. Bigglesworth in panel 2.

    • Indagare

      I think that’s on purpose so that no one on the other team will realize it’s the Bigglesworths.

      • NykVerien

        Totally

  41. Argent Stonecutter

    Of course real danger is one way of making a haunted house super scary…

  42. Argent Stonecutter

    Monday: we see the woodland team preparations.

    • xhunterko

      And if we don’t, then it’s cliche’ that max is the loser. It’s just something I’ve picked up from watching some cartoons. The side you don’t see preparing comes out on top. Always. (almost, but 99.9 % of the time certain.)

  43. Ada

    Gak! First…panel…too…cute…! Power…to…ship…Peanut x Grape…fading…faaaaading!

    • Valerio

      ADA, RESIST!
      THINK OF PEANUT! THAT PANEL WILL BREAK HIS HEART! WE MUST SUPPORT THE POOR LAD! OUR WILL, OUR LOVE FOR GRAPENUT SHALL OVERCOME!
      THINK OF THE COUCH SCENE! YOU CAN’T FORGET HOW SHE LOOKED HAPPY WITH PEANUT! THEY BELONG TOGETHER

    • Val Kilmer Batman

      The engines can’t take it, Captain! She’s breaking apart!

    • FunkyChicken

      *insert high dose of morphine here*

      • dalonewolf25

        *insert high overdose of antimorphine here*

        • Frank

          Antimorph–
          so basically, just hit him with a hammer?

          (and yes, I cut it off right after the ‘h’ intentionally)

          • dalonewolf25

            Yup, pretty much…wait a sec…NOT TOO HARD, though. You’ll kill her!

            Btw, is it a reference to Dr. Who by any chance?

      • BeatReaktor

        d>_<b

  44. Surge

    …Tarrot is adorable!

  45. Shady Kitsune

    … I don’t really get the punchline.

    No I never read a horror novel, why do you ask?

    • Frank

      Let me refer you to Stephen King’s original novel on the subject:
      http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Carrie_(novel)

      • dalonewolf25

        AUGH! Now you’ve made me want to read a book! See what you’ve done? You’re starting to make everyone be edumacated!

        • Val Kilmer Batman

          Perhaps we have misunderestimated his cunning scheme…

          • Val Kilmer Batman

            NOOOOO TYPOS!

          • dalonewolf25

            Ya, I don’t liek peple jeopardadizing ma edumacation!

  46. dalonewolf25

    If Tarot isn’t picked by Max, then Tarot will be picked by Marvin, maybe even including Peanut.

    • Mukavich

      They’re all screwed, then. Peanut and Tarot would make an epic scaring team. Just imagine all the books that Peanut must have read. He’s gotta have some great ideas!

      • dalonewolf25

        Exactly. *nom* I thought you were dead. They could bring the Dune worm back to life and could teleport them all to a deserted place.

  47. Nohbdy

    Come play with us, Maxie. Forever, and ever, and ever……and ever.

    • dalonewolf25

      And ever, and ever, and ever, and ever, and ever.
      AND EVER!!!!!!!!
      Yay! Yay! Yay! Yay!

    • NykVerien

      ROFL Awsome! Totally awsome!! I would love to see that scene done Housepets style

      • dalonewolf25

        Well, I think the incentive is the title of the comic, no?
        “Though Creepy Twins Are Fine”

  48. Kamon

    oh i can’t wait. I must know who gets the pants scared off them first.

  49. Tha Housedog

    Grape looks surprisingly masculine in the last panel…

  50. Exranio

    I’m getting the felling that have the month will be for the cats (and zach) and the other half will be for the dogs (and mice)

  51. HonorèDerazey
  52. Inu225

    I’m starting to get that weird feeling in my gut. A feeling that this Halloween Challenge will be beyond the realm of “Fun and Games” when things get too REAL for comfort.
    …Either that or it’s something I ate.

    • NykVerien

      If Tarot or Pete gets involved then yes it definitely would.

  53. FerreTrip

    Tarot looks especially adorable in the third panel–what she’s saying makes it better. X3;

  54. RennisTora

    We do NOT need rose red level sh*t going on thank you~

  55. SamBlob

    Things will get *really* bad if the cellar leads to the sewer, and the sewer leads to Pete’s cave…

    Can a whole town be haunted?

  56. dalonewolf25

    Well, this is a predicted comment probably relative to what’s going to happen next. E|:P
    http://www.housepetscomic.com/2010/01/06/the-real-culprit/#comment-18166
    Written 9 months ago by a random passerby. (Not me)

  57. Miranda

    Love this one :3 its so adorable

  58. Gamerkitty

    very nice, and very funny. Great work Rick, cannot wait to see how next weeks turn out.

  59. tyrax10

    awsomeness you just improve every time rick great work i expassaly ike the last frame in this one

  60. The Wolf Next Door

    “Yes they all float… And when you’re down here, YOU FLOAT TOO!”

  61. FuRrY321

    Hey Grape, stop looking up at the sky, that’s very rude when your boyfriend is talking to you. Also, scary eye, scary eye!!! 8O

  62. txteclipse

    This. This is classic.

  63. vv45689

    Hey i’m getting a kitten soon!

  64. Tara

    I just noticed that rick forgot to draw the tail on Mr. Bigglesworth (the one applying the makeup to the one on the stool). o_0

    • Alex M.

      :O
      True, but maybe is off-panel or it’s behind him/she.

    • BeatReaktor

      How did I not notice that!? O_o

    • Alex M.

      How Rick didn’t notice that?¡
      ._.

  65. BeatReaktor

    Ya cause he’s cool like that.

  66. Firewolf

    I don’t get it, plus I never watched/read Stephen King (whoever that is).

    • dalonewolf25

      Watch Pet Semetary.

      • Alex M.

        I haven’t read Stephen King.
        Bad….Bad….Bad…..
        Good?

        • dalonewolf25

          Ya, it’s kinda good, but preferably read just one book, else you’ll just get the same plot line over and over again. You can also watch the Stephen King movies on the AMC channel or anywhere you can find them.

  67. iHavezMyBirdo

    Tarot’s got one heck of a chin in the 4th panel

  68. Silver Dragon ordinence

    OMG!!!!!!!!!!! PANAL 1 WILL DESTROY ALL SADNESS IN MY MIND!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

  69. Reese

    Yes– because EVERY Stephen King book has someone that sees the future Specially in The Pet Sematary!! *loved that book* Oh god- they’re surrounded by ca– OH GOD THEY ARE CATS!! *runs away* GAAAH!!

  70. RockstarRaccoon

    Lol, no pants joke FTW. :3