Afraid Of “No Ghost”
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  1. Ryufire

    I just LOVE Sabrina’s expression !!! ^^

    • MagicalSarai

      Oh, I agree… panel four is priceless!

      • sonic id furreh!!!

        ditto 2 da both of yall ^-^

  2. Pseudo Faux

    I see Tarot coming back for this |3

  3. Alex M.

    Grape look’s strange on last panel.
    Like a bunny.

    • xhunterko

      She’s doing some twitchy eye thing.

      • Val Kilmer Batman

        She IS scrunching up her left eye. And raising her right eyebrow.

        She’s trying to figure out the “reverse psychology” that Sabrina used.

        • Mika

          0_o <-like this

          • FunkyChicken

            She still kinda looks like Zach though.

          • dalonewolf25

            Add a carrot and you’ll be fine!

          • sonic id furreh!!!

            add ah carrot AND color her white… then you’ll beh fine ^-^

          • Alex M.

            @sonic: Then she will become Zach.

          • sonic id furreh!!!

            nu-uh then she will ALMOST become zack :3

    • xhunterko

      Or the hair is covering part of her eye. Oops.

      • Alex M.

        Both, but she look’s rather different than before and i think is a missing tooth.

        • Firewolf

          Yep, it’s the tooth that threw me off.

          • dalonewolf25

            But the left eye’s hair continues a little bit farther into the left side as well, and the hair’s border with the eyelid looks like it has a stronger thickness than the actual eyelid, making it seem like there was no eyelid in the first place, and since the above hair streaks are pointing outwards, it makes it seem like the eye-twitch is actually a hair streak pointing outwards.

    • Frank

      I think she’s cocking one eyebrow

    • Val Kilmer Batman

      The first thing I thought was:

      “That’s Bugs Bunny, right there.”

    • Alex M.

      Not strange,different.
      >.<

  4. Razuk

    All I can wonder now, is what is Zach doing?

    • CalaverX11

      He’s totally not busting the non-existent ghosts.

      • xhunterko
        • lightwolf21

          What does a ghillie suit have to do with anything? -_-;

          • xhunterko

            Now imagine all the forest critters in one. Then they jump out of the closets and corners.

          • Val Kilmer Batman

            That would be scarier in a forest. In a house… I dunno.

          • xhunterko

            Apparently, you have never had someone jump out at you in camo in a house before. Not fun. Especially with a loaded paintball gun waiting to go outside. But then, that’s when you pull the airsoft pistol.

          • Val Kilmer Batman

            I’m not saying it wouldn’t be scary (and that sands startling, to say the least), only that it would be scarier in the woods.

            The woodland critters, on home turf, wearing ghillie suits…

            I’m sure that they could come up with SOMETHING…

          • sonic id furreh!!!

            wai wold dey be warin ghillie suits?… dey have laike NATURAL ghillie suit

        • Argent Stonecutter

          I think hazmat suits would be scarier.

      • Frank

        Monday:
        Zach: Rats. I checked every room in the house and the PKE meter didn’t even blink. This house is a full magnitude less spooky than average background spookiness!
        Rat: Isn’t that what you wanted?
        Zach: No! It costs me 20 allowances to buy all this junk! Now I gotta– how did you get in here?
        Rat: You called for rats; rats came
        Marvin: Maybe we can work with this…

        • Argent Stonecutter
          • sonic id furreh!!!

            thers a book….. of killer rats

          • Alex M.

            Actually i have saw a movie about rats infesting a mall and somehow killing people.

          • dalonewolf25

            …the rebirth of the bubonic plague?

            @Alex M.: I can see an SNL skit of that happening…

          • Alex M.

            Excuse my ignorance, but what is that of SNL skit?

          • Frank

            Not sure, but given that it contains skits I think it’s Saturday Night Live.

            If you’ve heard of “more cowbell”, then you’ve heard of Saturday Night Live.

          • dalonewolf25

            Yes! You win one free internets!

            *plays saxophone* “Sergio!”

  5. IceKitsune

    I love Sabrina and Grape in the last Panel.

  6. PrivateElliot

    Sabrina sure is becoming more expressive if her facial expressions.

    • PrivateElliot

      I mean “with” not “if” >_<

      • HonorèDerazey

        We should all have a typos day where we all make typos.

        • Val Kilmer Batman

          Except that people who always type funny have to type without typos. Without intentional typos, at least.

          • HonorèDerazey

            I didn’t say it was opposite day.

          • Val Kilmer Batman

            BUT! if it’s typo day, and they NORMALLY type with typos, THEN! it could be argued that typing normally would be considered a typo as it is a deviation from proper typing form (or at least, their proper typing form)

          • Argent Stonecutter

            Unless you’re in a reverse zone, or you crossed your eyes while you were typing… doesn’t anyone know how to play Calvinball any more?

          • dalonewolf25

            “Other kids’ games are all such a bore!
            They’ve gotta have rules and they gotta keep score!
            Calvinball is better by far!
            It’s never the same! It’s always bizarre!
            You don’t need a team or a referee!
            You know that it’s great, ’cause it’s named after me!”
            -Guess Me

          • sonic id furreh!!!

            s- so ai haf to taipe normal naow :( ?

          • dalonewolf25

            Well, you make up your own rules as you play along, that’s the first law of Calvinball.

          • sonic id furreh!!!

            sooooooo…. ai dun have to change de way ai type

          • dalonewolf25

            Nope! Because today’s not typos day!

  7. Filiocht

    Max obviously has yet to learn life’s most important lesson: NEVER anger an ex.

  8. CalaverX11

    That’s what I’m doing for Halloween.

    An unhaunted house.

    • HonorèDerazey

      I’m doing a Star Trek theme. I’m gonna dress up as George Takei, hide in my bushes, and every time someone comes up to ring the bell I’ll go, “Oooh my”.

      • Lycos

        No no no your meant to say “Hello” like how they did in the Family guy lol

        • sonic id furreh!!!

          no they say it laike this heeeelloooooo XD

        • HonorèDerazey

          I won’t know since don’t watch Family Guy for many, MANY reasons Rick Griffin said not to discuss on here.

  9. Hypergenesis

    Then in the end we find out why Sabrina’s still “in-training”.

  10. ReCreate

    Ahaha. xD

  11. SamBlob

    Of course, if she measured the background while Tarot was still around, then the Spirit Dragon would have been part of the “background noise”… ^^;

  12. Severedevil

    That last panel debuts either Grape’s Joeyface, or Joey’s Grapeface.

    Grapeface.

  13. SamBlob

    It would be very interesting if they were to go in the house and find… a call box for the London Metropolitan Police.

    Or rather, something that *looks* like a call box for the London Metropolitan Police…

    • Frank

      Ooh! Ooh! How about a 1985 car?

      Or better yet, it is a call box for the London police, and the spook is the long-distance fee!

      • xhunterko

        And after close examination they find a hook on the passenger side door handle.

    • The Wolf Kin

      If it’s going to be a police call box, it has to be of the Mackenzie Trench design.

      Except, then it’d be aliens, not ghosts.

      • Frank

        Aliens are still scary… right?
        Come on, back me up, people

        • dalonewolf25

          Well, it becomes normal 1000 years later…so….yeah…

          • dalonewolf25

            When you copy image location, make sure to view the full image, in order to minimize the linkage’s length.

            …And are they aliens?

          • dalonewolf25

            o.O Apparently, Sonic’s link has been modded…

          • sonic id furreh!!!

            wa- wai would it be modded ther was nothin bad on it just a picture of the doctah! <read with british accent ;3

          • Val Kilmer Batman

            “Doctor… what is that?”

            “He’s some kind of… absorbathon, absorbinator, absorbalof…”

            “Yes! Absorbalof! I like that!”

            “He’s an absorbalof.”

          • sonic id furreh!!!

            heh… David Tennant was the best :)

          • Val Kilmer Batman

            Yes. Yes he was.

            I suppose I’m biased though. My first ever Doctor Who experience was a SyFy channel Monday Marathon.

            IT WAS AWESOME.

            I started with the second part of that one with the 9th Doctor, and the Gas-Mask people (part 2 of 2). I then watched until the end. Next week, I saw from a few episodes after that (it started at 8, and it was summer), all the way through the introduction of the 10th Doctor.

            So the 9th and 10th are my favorites.

            Still, bowties are cool. I just wish that he could be a little more serious sometimes.

        • The Wolf Kin

          Raxicoricofalipatorians are scary. Daleks are scary. The alien that would come with the Police Box wouldn’t be scary.

          Then again, if he’s there, a proper, scary alien would probably be there as well.

          Vashta Narada?

  14. Frank

    They’ve already got 10+ people pretending to be ghosts. Why would they want more?

    (now re-read that as reverse psychology)

  15. lightwolf21

    It’s somewhat refreshing to see Sabrina featured so prominently in an arc, considering the lack of screen time she’s had during the comic’s run.

  16. Falcon01

    If i didnt know better i’d thing Grape was teasing Sabrina in that subtle GF to ex GF way…at least that is how it looks like Sabrina may be taking it….or….not….err nevermind

    • Falcon01

      think..not thing…arf, typos day!

  17. Alex M.

    How we can summon bening spirits?

    • Val Kilmer Batman

      And are they anything like tumors?

      • Silver Dragon

        IT’S NOT A TUMOR!

        …Err… sorry about that. Couldn’t help it. That one was screaming at me, almost gave me a… headache.

        • Val Kilmer Batman

          I knew as soon as I posted it that somebody was going to have to. I’m surprised it waited as long as it did, actually.

          • dalonewolf25

            Huh, what is this? …I don’t even…Oh no….

            *Benign Tumors

    • Alex M.

      Oh oh!
      Maybe this way we can summon some ones,
      http://www.housepetscomic.com/2010/03/08/foreignese/
      Making a sacrifice ritual and speaking in foreing languages
      we can make the unhaunted house into a “Possesed House”

      • dalonewolf25

        But then, it’d be Déjà vu, no?

        • Frank

          Not necessarily. Remember it didn’t work that time

        • Alex M.

          Why it will be a Déjà vu, this time Max can use Grape as sacrifice and talk backwards something like :
          “Dnim Ruoy Otni Ees Nac Rood Eht”

          • dalonewolf25

            It can?

          • Alex M.

            Oh my bad…
            Why it will be a Déjà vu?

          • dalonewolf25

            No, I meant the “The Door Can See Into Your Mind.” Does it really?

          • Alex M.

            Good you got it :D
            Take a cookie.

          • Alex M.

            “Lous Rouy Otni Ees Nac Rood Eht”
            “Gnihtyreve S’ti Rood Eht”
            And yes, doors are spy.
            There is no plural of spy?

          • dalonewolf25

            “The Door can see into your soul,
            the door it’s everything.

            And yes, it’s “spies.”

  18. Firewolf

    Well this is going to be fun, a haunted experience in an unhaunted house. If they really want a scare, Tarot should just tell Pete to have at them all after they sign the “We’re okay with being scared” liability waivers. =D

    • NykVerien

      That would be interesting to see.

  19. kingisawsome

    if you are still doing pencil and paper i’m starting to notice a difference

    • Val Kilmer Batman

      I think the teeth are a little weird sometimes, but other than that I haven’t consciously noticed much difference. I’m sure there are a few, it’s just that I’m not aware of them.

      Meaning: what are YOU noticing? Anything specific?

  20. Val Kilmer Batman

    And now Sabrina is my new favorite character. I’m fickle like that.

    But I’m not getting rid of my Joey avatars. I spent like, two hours downloading, cropping, saving, uploading, adding emails, and sorting the 31 Joey avatars I have. They’re staying.

  21. Val Kilmer Batman

    I just realized…

    No new strip until Monday…

    This is either going to have a billion comments or almost none…

    But I must say that I REALLY want to see what happens next…

    I wish that I was a psychic…

  22. Lance

    Oh ho ho! What will happen now? =3

  23. Argent Stonecutter

    Rats, back to Plan A.

    • Hypergenesis

      They’re calling you to do it? XP

      • Argent Stonecutter

        Plan A was the twin trick.
        Plan B was Tarot.
        Plan C was Sabrina.

        • Argent Stonecutter

          So I guess it’s back to plan B, not plan A. Doh.

          • dalonewolf25

            …Or, Plan D, which includes Plan A and Plan B, where the Bigglesworths are controlled by “benign ghosts” summoned by Tarot.

      • Frank

        Actually, that does raise a point: will any ferrets get involved?

        • Argent Stonecutter

          Ferrets and wolves in hazmat suits.

          • dalonewolf25

            …and bunnies! Don’t forget about the bunnies!

          • Argent Stonecutter

            Tasty tasty bunnies.

          • sonic id furreh!!!

            or… u know *caugh*squarills*caugh*

          • dalonewolf25

            but if we include them, we must include cats, dogs, and crocodiles to control the population as well!

  24. Valerio

    haHA! Max is upsetting Sabrina and showing Grape why she deserves Peanut!

  25. Rocket Knight boy

    hmmm….marvin’s group will scare max’s but then something scares both groups out of the house SURPRISE CHARACTER APPEARS! who could it be (Peanut perhaps?)
    that’s how i think this arc is going to go anyway

  26. Nia

    This so won’t end well, might I sudgest someone prepares a counter spell, or some stupid ghost amulet, that sounds way to implausible…Just saying *looks around in a paranoid way*

  27. Argent Stonecutter

    I just realized Ricks background woodgrain tiles are mirrored, not tessellated. And now I can’t unsee them.

    • xhunterko

      These are not the woodgrains you are looking for.

  28. Valerio

    Sabrina’s headfur SCREAMS to be ruffled! *squeeeee*

  29. Inu225

    A psychic using reverse psychology? How psychotic. So psyched its psychedelic. Sorry it’s psychogenic.

  30. Salenstormwing

    So, the place is so boring and abandoned that even ghosts don’t want to hang out there. That’s pretty sad. Either that, or the ghosts had the house re-posessed!

    HEYOOO! I’ll be here all week.

    • Frank

      But… but… this week only has two days left!

  31. NickCrotser

    Sabrina looks a little too much like Grape in the 3rd panel.

    • NickCrotser

      Why is my avatar not showing?

      • sonic id furreh!!!

        it’s there ^-^

  32. Jooshbox

    ilove the facial expressions in this comic

  33. dalonewolf25

    What Max meant was that he was going to need to change the theme of the house from the twins to Indian ghosts and have to make a skull with Indian feathers, which may also involve Tarot as well to make the effects work well. A stage like this was presented in family guy where the house became haunted and disappeared into thin air until Peter placed the skull back to the burial.

    • dalonewolf25

      Oh, and my bad. I just realized that family guy is not allowed…

  34. Exranio

    I see a grapes face and all i see is DERP

  35. Argent Stonecutter

    Is Max saying “FFS” in panel one? Oh my.

    • Foxstar

      You know better then that. He’s a cat. Cats fffsst all the time when annoyed.

    • GameCobra

      Like Foxstar said. it’s just Max giving off a sound to express his sarcasm.

  36. gaboris

    First of all it’s sogreat that Sabrina finally has more role, I love character development. (Why I use this expression if I don’ know what it really means is a mistery to me, sorry.)
    So now to that unhaunted part, yeah isn’t it horrible when on Halloween you’re in an old house that doesn’t have a supernatural being that A: Wants to scare you away or B: Wants you to join it in the Club of the undead… Why do I get such a sarcastic feeling while saying this? :p
    One more thing: Our scaring plan? Ya mean Grape and Sabrina? Then why doesn Sabrina act like she didn’ know about it… or somethin. :D

  37. BeatReaktor

    105th lol :D

    • sonic id furreh!!!

      wu :?

      • sonic id furreh!!!

        woops ai ment to say WUT ^_^

    • Frank

      Huh? You’re counting your laughs?

  38. FerreTrip

    I don’t quite get the last panel…As far as I can tell, Sabrina just lied to Max…?

  39. dalonewolf25

    Sabrina looks wolfy-ish in panel 2. Maybe it’s the tooth.

  40. Anthroguy101

    So, is the house haunted or not?

  41. Housepetsfan15

    Who else here thinks Maxwell and Sabrina would make a good couple?

    • dalonewolf25

      Let’s say they WERE a good couple, probably for superficial purposes too…

    • BeatReaktor

      Ya… you might wanna go read some character bios and look back a few arcs before commenting on recent work… Js lol

      • Housepetsfan15

        I know that they were a good couple, I am just saying, if they ever get back together, do you think they would make a good couple?

        • BeatReaktor

          that’s a good question

        • Val Kilmer Batman

          Most likely, there’s a REASON that they broke up in the first place. In general, I’ve found that most people don’t change that much, so if you can’t be in a relationship with somebody at one point, you probably won’t do very well if you try again.

  42. FunkyChicken

    Incidentally:

    Anyone notice a trend of the neighborhood pets looking progressively more kid-like? Maybe I’m just weird, but I went back and checked and Max and Sabrina and Grape were definitely more kitty-ish in earlier arcs then now.

    • dalonewolf25

      That’s adolescence for ya! You mature some, you immature some! It all depends on your choices and the world around you. Some mature faster than others, others don’t.

      • FunkyChicken

        ….wait what? I don’t follow.

        • BeatReaktor

          lol

          • dalonewolf25

            I broke ya, didn’t I? Well, notice that there’s also been a trend in their maturity as well, as in the last 3 or 4 arcs, compared to the ones beforehand and the ones now.

            …or since they’re just all cats, that means that they socialize better and more animated with themselves than with dogs.

      • Frank

        “I’m not aging, I’m maturing!”
        http://images.ucomics.com/comics/ga/1995/ga950614.gif

      • Val Kilmer Batman

        Obviosly others wouldn’t mature faster than others! That would be like suing that I’m taller than myself! Of course, of all of some mature faster than all of the others, do some of the some mature faster than the other some of the some? As a great and wise moon bear once said, “GrawrARGHARarw!!”

        • dalonewolf25

          That’s pretty much a psychological question you must ask yourself with total honesty.

  43. Failcakes

    You forgot the ankh in panel 1

    • dalonewolf25

      No, it’s there, just behind the notebook. Notice that most of the collars are not drawn with a linkage chain to their tag, by the way.

  44. dalonewolf25

    “I laughed, I cried, it was better than Forest Animals!

  45. tyrax10

    you just forgot a little thing its the ankh in panel 1

  46. Mr.0

    best webcomic evere!!!