Well there’s a joke in the alt text, and it’s almost Halloween so it’s all in good fun
This is purely AWESOME-SAUCE!!!
Copyright COPYRIGHT!! XD jk
copyfreight… u mean laike ah freight-train
OMG ITS CTHULU!!!!!!!!
Whut? What happened to 8 and 9?
Alt-Text: Well there goes life number SEVEN
AH! I FOUND DEATH #8!
Isn’t it the other way around? You know life 1 goes before life 2.
Well whatever it is, I’m sure one of them was what caused that bitemark on his ear.
Not if you’re counting down…
Well let’s just agree on the fact that we’ll never know until Rick himself doesn’t tell us from witch way they count lives it in the HP universe.
Does anyone else find it kinda disturbing that Max has already died two times?
Not really, after all, he is a cat. One that is supposed to be the most annoying cat on the neighborhood. Surely some dogs or cars would have take some of those away already.
Maybe he’s being haunted by his own ghosts.
I just had a thought. If a cat dies of old age, would it go on to any extra lives it might have left? O_O
i’m beginning to think that Max’s ‘lost lives’ wern’t from him dying, but rather being beaten on. this only happened twice so far.
EX: The dogs that stampeded him at the dog meeting and the cats that pounded him for calling out a huge spoiler in Pridelands.
So That’s the Underworld!
Or inside Max’s mind as its twisted into everything he fears.
If there’s a difference at this point.
Ooooh boy… how does one explain this to their shrink and still sound sane at the end?
Also, conserning the alt text… doe that mean he’s already experienced lives 1-6?
One of 1-6 lives can be the reason of the bite mark.
or is it 8 and 9?
That’s just silly, cats don’t live their lives backward.
Tom from Tom and Jerry did…
But Sylvester went the other way (link in a post further down the page).
I think it goes like this: you start with 9 lives, so there’s your nine. Then if you die you lose a life, so subtract one, giving you 8. Then so on and so forth.
I think this is it.
By the way, is that Naylor fan as in “Jay Naylor” of “Better Days” and “Original Life” fame?
Indeed it is. Are you a fan too?
This is For Far my favorite strip
I think i write it incorrectly, hum…..
No, you spelled it right, but you have to replace “write” with “wrote” when writing in the past tense. Also, you could replace “For” with “So.”
Or “For” with “by”
And thus Rick finds a way to show off his other talents.
He’s done this before…
*looks quickly back and forth at avvie and comment*
Goes very well, I must say.
WHERE??? I haven’t seen anymore of his work like this.
That’s pretty dang creepy
I was actually genuinely freaked out by this. Great work… scary…
Mmm, makes you kind of want to see the full works :3
This…does not bode well. -_-;
shut out the light
Oh no…he’s been transported to the Alan Wake universe!
Oh god Max is going to scared for life after this.
Well, Max belongs there anyway.
*Gets attacked by Max fans*
THE EAR, RICK!!!
What about the ear? It’s mostly hidden.
Oh wait, never mind, I see the really tiny crease
Did Rick enhance it? Because I can see it just fine w/o zooming in…
And, darnit. You beat me to the avvie. Guess that’s what happens when you check the comic at 3:55 pm instead of 1:00 am xD
HE FORGOT IT AGAIN!
Man I suck.
WHICH EAR IS IT
You covered the left (or is it the right?) ear really well, and you even reinforced it with a little crease that a person would have to zoom in or get close to the screen to see it. However, I’m still holding your previous flaw hostage…
Witch flaw was that, I can’t remember any… maybe cuz I don’ pay much attention to things like that, but still I don’ know. XD
Look at his avatar.
Ummm nope that’s just the avatar not the strip itself. Take a look.
His avatar is a copy of the flaw.
Don’t give an EAR to the quietest fear of all.
Max is like “I must be on Catnip again yup that’s it WHOA”!!!!
Already did it
been there man lol
I have to ask, where do you come up with this stuff?
Wow… this is epic on so many levels.
Its always interesting to see how a serious page in a light comic fares.
This one fared well.
I could have put the punchline in the comic itself instead of the alt text but it would have sucked the energy out of it
This is one of the few times that kind of thing is acceptable, but I didn’t remove the punchline, just displaced it
It obviously was a good choice. Perfect for a special Halloween Page
And a great job ya done with it so kudos man. Keep it up.
Um, wouldn’t burning a life count as harming him?
probably not if he died by beeing scared to death!^^
Yes, yes it would.
Spookie’s gonna be in trouble with Sabrina.
PURE. TERROR. Rick, this is an excellent Halloween present. and i have to wonder, what exactly happened to lives 8 and 9? obviously, the ear is one of them…
The alt text is not always strictly canon!
Slick out, there.
So…does that mean it’s non-canon? If so, you would still be referring to a work of art. Hmm…
The canon has already been fired.
This is like Epic clip of the week or the year really cool! If there was a movie called Dead Pets Rising I’ll go and watch it!!
bad trip! BAD TRIP!!
I’ve had worse… much worse!
was it the time when the purple walrus`s attacked you?
Click on my name/link and you will see….
I agree when you say that was worse…
Very creepy, but cool. It makes me so nervous to see the next strip.
Well darn, I didnt run fast enough!
Also, poor Maxwell! *hugs the kitty*
This.(all of it)
“GO INTO THE LIGHT” “NO DON’T GO INTO THE LIGHT” “Make up your minds!”
Go into the light! They have better healthcare!
Come to the Dark Side. We have cookies.
But all your cookies are stale.
And peanut butter q_q
No cookies are stale when you are a Gold Member.
Join now only for $14.99 per month!
but didn’t the darkside bet ALL their cookies on predicting how the comic will end?
do u hav proof -_-?
exactly, we still have infinite cookies left
You invoked the axiom of choice!
You now have … infinite cookies!
Wait… did you say cookies?!?!?!
(sees a blue monster comming over the horizon)
ai agree with ur agreement -_-
Epic, wow, epic.
@alt-Text: HEY! Sabrina said don’t hurt him!
(and I do believe it’s counting down. even though garfield counted up I think)
Yeh, I agree, Spookie broke his promise.
I wonder if his fur will be all white or something next strip. Hehe…is it really possible to be scared to death?
Here’s the straight dope (literally):
That’s kind of depressing towards the end.
What do you expect in an Opera, a happy ending?
Why do these words sound familiar? …From a song maybe…? …Or maybe I’m just losing it…?
Particularly awesome page. The investigative side of me actually started to look into the words that’re everywhere. ‘Shut out the light’ is actually the name of a Bruce Springsteen song about leaving home and not being able to return. Probably looking a bit much into it, but this could be incredibly scary not only because of the visuals, but because it’s also playing off of Max being a stray?
I dunno, just thought it was interesting XD.
Max is a stray?
No, used to be. I think he lives with Bino if I’m not mistaken.
Right, sorry, should have worded that differently. >_<
Okay, so I’m assuming there is a song in these words, so anyone have a youtube link?
ATTENTION LADIES AND GENTLEMEN!!!
That is all….
This looks like it was fun to do! Very interesting.
Seven counting up or seven counting down..?
Seven down… Two to go.
Actually Rick didn’t say in what direction. All we know is its number Seven.
Whether thats 7 Deaths, or 7 Lives left (well i guess 6 lives left) we aren’t sure.
…he is the one behind the walls?
Nah. Already destroyed THAT guy.
I stand corrected.
Though, I still think it’s something I ate.
Daaaaaaaaaaaaang. SOMEone’s been tutoring Joel….
Dood! O.o Max iz trippin’ hairballz man, nya! @.@
Hoy man, long time no see.
WHAT’S THAT tripping stuff everyone is talkin aboot? I heard it about a million times by now and still can’t figure out what it means(and belive me I’m supposed to be good in those things :p).
Ooohhh… so it somewhat means being high? (Funny I only got it when I switched to the hungarian wiki. XD)
Well it could also mean:
The state of having an excess of Pokéballs.
Ash: I’ve got so many Pokéballs I don’t know what to do with them! I’m f@#$%g tripping balls! Ask Oak!
Prof. Oak: B@#$%s be tripping balls!
(VG Cats) ;p
heh… vg cats
Heh yeah vg cats references are always great, thx man. X3
… But still that was the first place I heard it and DIDN’ MAKE ANY SENSE OF IT… I’m fine now thoug.
“trippy” refers to what your mind does when it imagines something surreal.
It feels like your on a “trip”
Trip = Trippy.
FINALLY A STRAIGHT ANSWER!!! XD Thx man/girl/I’M LOST. >.<"
This is what trippy means: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=SAO-lzl3vVQ
Ummm… yeah someone being high may see stuff like that… I guess that’s what ya meen. O.O”
Wow! Trippy indeed, nya! O.O
My trip reply
Is so calm…
Oh hey! Long time no see! =D
Sowwy, wus a bit 2 bussy of late, nya… “^.^
ai no u were busy but ai gotta ask……. wai do u stay off fer laike 1 or 2 weeks then come back on ?
Well… Ah dunno… “^w^
Ah do read every day, nya! ^w^
Ah start every mornin’ screenin’ all-o-teh interwebz comics Ah like, nya! =3
But Ahm way to tired when Ah come home from work, Ah got loadz of activeties nowadayz and Ahm realy startin’ ta get into teh fandom so Ah got allot-o-chats wif furs, nya… “^w^
ahh… dat makes sense -_-
bee’in here at all is better that not at all :3
Nyuhu, this comic iz way 2 fun ta leeb it unread, nya! X3
so tru! XD
*notices you have your name repeated twice*
Sowwy, Ah corrected it, nya! “^w^
Ah deleted all-o-mah interwebz-cookies, so Ah had ta copy and pasta all teh data, and looks like Ah made a mistake while doin’ tha… “>.<
Oh, you’re fine! I’m just wondering how did it let you place yer picture even with the wrong username, that’s all…maybe it was the email or you have a fail-proof account…
wow. this was pretty darn awesome.
Max saw something he was not meant to know and went mad from the revelation.
I wonder how many points of SAN he lost.
All of them. (If there was any to begin with)
So he’s gonna end up being like Ed or Al from Full Metal Alchemist!? Lucky!
Watch him somehow wake up with a full suit of armor too…
So much aboot not hurting him right? http://www.housepetscomic.com/2010/10/25/the-works/
BTW Rick alot of us asks witch way do they count lives in the HP universe from 1 to 9 or backwards? Just wanna know.
Ps.: IT’S FRIGGIN DEAD SPACE AND THE TWILIGHT ZONE COMBINED! RUN FOR YOUR LIVES!!!! … CAAAT! XD
HMM… *looks closely* Is that a Nostalgia Critic reference there at the end?
Ummm… ELEPHANT! … DANG that doesn’t work for me… -_-”
Yeah, but just the “CAAAT!” part ya know, the DD+TZ was my idea. :3
Hehe, gotcha. ^__^
CHANGE? YA GOT CHANGE?
Sorry I just love the bum. XD
Two down, two to go.
(what happens to Grape and Marvin now…?)
WHO SPIKED MY ORANGE SODA!
oh that waz urs? ai’m srry ai thot it was argents >.>
“You put too much, Mugsy!”
Ahh, good times, good times…Anyways, look at the video around 4:00
I’ve always kind of wondered if cats are Time Lords. It would make sense.
So after this will we keep hearing Max mumble “Shut out the Light, Shout at the Night, And Shatter the Glass”?
That would make him a little creepy…
Followed by *glare at Grape* You’re SUCH AN ASS
It rhymes though! And if anyone might be behind something like that, it’d be Grape!
I looked at this and automaticly assumed the words were lyrics to something.
Probabaly not thought.
Oh hey, this is just like high-school.
That is some crazy stuff you got going on there.
I’d be having a lot of drinks after that.
yes yes thats all fine and dandy…but…where’s Nyarlathotep?!
Not in cruelty
Not in wrath
The REAPER came today;
An ANGEL visited
this gray path,
And took the cube away
Cool stuff, but still not quite as scary as ‘Elephants on Parade.’
I don’t think I could match Elephants on Parade if I stole Tim Burton’s notebook
I think you’re channeling Ralph Steadman with this one.
I kinda thought Rob Zombie more than Ralph.
The name of the strip reminded me this:
Turns out, when he lands at the bottom, and the worst demon is going to show it’s face…
It’s Bin-, No, it’s gonna be like, Girl Scouts or something.
Also DID ANYONE MISS ME I BET’CHA DID
I missed you, but my aim is getting better all the time.
TH’SNOIPERS A SSSSSPOY
In my opinion, this particular piece is so packed with stuff that you could submit it to a museum of art D: Very well-done, though I wonder if those are cut-&-paste lines on Maxwell’s legs?
This is the supernatural version to the ending of 2001: A Space Odyssey.
“I’m sorry, Max, I can’t do that.”
Dude…it’s Max Wake! Someone get him a flashlight and typewriter!
Is it disturbing of me that I want to make this into my desktop wallpaper?
not rally it’s pretteh sick lookin
dun wrry bro-ham ai got ur back -_-
There’s a sketch version in the front page, if you want.
wjhoa…. Trippy… Max REALLY should lay off the cat-nip for a while
There goes another bite mark XD
…or he could have done this one strip sooner…
by waking Grape.
this is over doing it… you can scare people, but not like this. this is just cruel. i hope Sabrina gets her just desserts
also any hint when we will see the celestreal role players again
Maybe Max will hallucinate them.
That would be awesome!
It’s Ruby Quest all over again.
If Max wakes up with an extra eye in the middle of his forehead…
Don’t hurt him she said… I think this counts as mental pain!
“LIKEA Candle-Lit?” Oh god, the most evil candle-light in the known world!!!
Get out of my childhood, Rick!
lol, i just found myself looking at this while listening to the song “Trans-Siberian Orchestra – The Mountain” It’s so fitting. xD
Well in my case i was listening Dancing Days of Led Zeppelin,
I think the chorus suits Max on this situation
“I said it’s alright, you know it’s alright
i guess it’s all in my heart”
Maybe its off point, but it suits me
HOLY COW this is EPIC O_O Looks like SOMEone took the chance to get some of his artsy side off his chest X3;
Nice poem, too…though I suspect they’re lyrics with the repetition…Self-made? Or where are they from? Regardless, they’re awesome.
Overall, this is now one of my all-time favorite pages. Well-done, Rick!! ^_^
*flips through the Tome* Okay, Recover Sanity, Recover Sanity…*looks up* Oh, I’m not looking to cure him of this right now thing, I’m thinking about afterward so that his owners might save on a few therapy bills.
Quit looking in the Tome!! This will only drive you to further insanity!
Oh, and there is no cure from the book about, oh letmethink, INSANITY!
AAAAAHHHHHH!!!!! DX *runs to hide in corner*
WE have cookies~
Come to the dark side~
I will see your avatar when I go to sleep at night.
If you have the same internal demons that Max, you’ll surely will saw them.
This is my eyebrows going supersonic from the speed of their leaving my face due to the awesome that is this page.
Foolish mortal, now take heed,
Of what fate awates your creed.
From beyond deaths door comes horrors untold,
which twist the mind and chill the soul!
Ha Ha Ha hahahahahahahahahah……!
That sounds kinda familiar…
Why was 6 afraid of 9?
cuz 9 8 7! (o___o:
ai always thought it waz cause 7 8 9
That’s the way I always heard it. Hmm…
I meant I always heard the 789 version, hehe.
*Gasp!* She made a new meme! Run!!!
…Rick I know a great therapist if you need one…
Wow! This was all created using inverted pencil and/or pen? Very effective. And no, I can’t find a joke anywhere. I’m surprised that you didn’t throw in a cameo of Giygas!
It’s in the alt-txt.
The joke eludes me, too. “Well there goes life number SEVEN” (the alt-text) doesn’t seem like a joke. Is there a joke to do with putting the number seven in capital letters? Or is the joke the fact he just lost a life?
On the other paw, the joke may be on me, trying to find the joke!
wow, that’s some wicked artwork.
*wakes up* wow, scary *falls back asleep* zzZZZzzzZZz
*HAS NIGHTMARE ABOUT FALLING OFF A CLIFF*
*grows wings in dream and flies across the meadow of contentment and the mountains of chocolate*
Yes…because your avatar just screams contentment. XD
Is the text from a poem?
Yeh, Rick, what’s the text from?
Happy Halloween everyone.
Obviously Max is going to be all “HOLY CRAP THAT WAS COOL!”
It’d fit his character too well.
That’s exactly what I was thinking! I believe max to get a THRILL from being scared out of his wits. Makes me think of WHY he started this whole thing in the first place. A creepy old house on the night of all hollows eve, wanting and expecting things to scare him, and getting angry when there’s no bit of ANY sign of ghosts at all, I feel he WANTED to get scared, and this is exactly what he got.
Now, the only question becomes, did he get more then he bargained for?
WOW. That’s just … wow. Nice. I love it!
>Maxwell: go into horror coma
Oh nuts…! I have some perfect music to go along with that.
It’s like he’s in the “Paraphernalia Wagon”!
I don’t think I can make any further comment than that.
CALLED IT. XD
Excellent work. I’m just waiting for grape to sleep through it all and my prophecy is complete.
Seriously creepy though. I’m not liking the dead look in his eyes.
hope Max dont get scar for life O^O
Oh jeez…I just realized something. Is that weird face…thing in the upper left corner…Max’s life as it leaves him!?
No idea. Max is going to need a snuggle after this one.
Yeah um, I just found out the truth about halloween and was kind of freaked out at the Rated Rness of it all. So yeah, verry funny joke in the ALT text, but my Halloween humor is kind of totally dead.
A Christian/Catholic Cover up for the most vile pagan holiday of the year. Children are “Sacrificed” every halloween all over the world.And a while back, The Pope moved the “All Saints’ Day” or “All Hallows Day” to November or October 31st to cover up the pagan celebrations that took place. Everything about halloween, all the way down to the witch riding a broom stick, has a sick Rated R (Comment would be deleted if I told what) story behind them. I didn’t believe it, but I watched videos of the actual rituals and…it was disgusting. I’m not celebrating Halloween ever again.
What was the source of this documentary?
DVD, and no, I didn’t stick around for the name. But seriously, look up what goes on on Halloween, It’s real freaky.
i already know all about All Hallows Eve myself. It’s scary isn’t it. What people did on this day, but that’s in the past. I still decorate and dress up and trick or treat. I still do all that stuff. You don’t see me catching a kid and “sacrificing” it to something or whatever. This kind of stuff still happens today. I researched the supernatural and all that for 3 years. I have alot of info. I stopped because I found a new hobby and I got a PS3, but there are scarier things and things worse than Hallowe’en out there ya know.
Dude, the scarier things are all ON Halloween. The worst things imaginable are done by witches and pagan folks on Halloween, when “spirits” are easiest to connect to. It’s still happens today, and the actual witch craft is spreading across Europe and America. It’s more freaky than anything I ever imagined, watching…yeah, it was bad. These were updated clips.
I’m Sorry To Inform Everyone In The Bidding, But My Predictions Were Right. Spookmaster Did Make This Difficult. Come Back To The Stand And Reclaim Your Cookies. Again, I Say, Sorry.
No cookies, just π.
I hate pi, cookies are better
your gonna be at that stand for a while…infinite cookies is a lot
If you apply the axiom of choice you don’t have to explicitly enumerate all the cookies.
Your probably right… How does Spot (superdog) travel through time again? Was it a lot of spinning or something like that?
He can’t. Instead, he proved it was impossible to stay in the same place. Now, since it did make us happy, I want my ∞+remainder cookies back plz thx.
Okay, here get behind the stand, right where I’m standing, I’ll just scoot over and you can get your cookies.
SILENT HILL! SILENT HILL! SILENT HILL!
background is killer
*Random* I’ll just say I really hate the sunlight, usually only do stuff at night, have very distinctive fangs, and am really pale… I also I like walking rainy days on the beach P= (I’m not as gloomy as you think…)
Reminds me of this video at 1:30
Is this a real song(in the background)? if it is, can someone tell me where it is?
Great spooky stuff! Really like the line, “Shout at the night.” An aside here: Go on You Tube and look up “Swing You Sinners” and see the Max Fleischer version of this panel.
Max’s expression reminds me of Ed, Edd n’ Eddy
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