Wrapping It Up (Not A Mummy Joke)
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  1. dalonewolf25

    SO, did he leave the house or no?

    • Frank

      yes. Hence panel 1

    • dalonewolf25

      Alt-Text: The truth is there was NEVER any chicken.

      • Snowmon

        Mmm, chicken…

      • Snowmon
        • Skykitsune

          Odd song…
          He did have a legitimate reason for being scared though, hehe…

      • Final Silence

        Wait! I now know who the Spookmaster was! It was the chicken!
        (Wierd, Isn’t the saying “Blame it on the goose”?)

        • dalonewolf25

          Whut chicken?

          • Snowmon

            The chinese one.
            ‘(^_^)’ hehehe…

        • Mr Valentine

          The chicken is a lie…
          No exceptions >:)

  2. BeatReaktor

    lol

    • dalonewolf25

      This is one of those moments when you need a hug…

      • sonic id furreh!!!

        ai wish ai could get ah gwape huggle :(

        • FuRrY321

          Same, only with less sarcastic comments.
          Just one nice hug. Wouldn’t that feel different? Instead of hugging the tiny cat, the cat hugs you!

          • Frank

            If your problem is that the cat is tiny, go over to the Lions’ den and ask them.

            Not sure how the lions will take it, though

          • Mr Valentine

            In Soviat Russia, you dont hug cat, cat hugs you.

  3. Ryufire

    Ah Maxie maybe next Halloween you can do a whole lot better!

    • Final Silence

      Or Sabrina can help again and scare ALL of them witless!

  4. IceKitsune

    lol at well every panel and everyone in it also where is Zach?

    • dalonewolf25

      A one-off shall spawn from this…

      • Maikeru

        Im afraid you might be right

      • IceKitsune

        Yeah that would be neat to see

      • sonic id furreh!!!

        BUT the one-off shall beh funny ^-^

        • dalonewolf25

          …or will it break us all into tears?
          *foreshadowing…*

    • WingedWolfGirl

      Still in the house; out cold.

  5. lolparty

    :)

    • BeatReaktor

      :D

  6. lightwolf21

    Bittersweet moments…gotta love ‘em! XD

  7. lightwolf21

    *Maxwell parry* Nice. X3

    • dalonewolf25

      But all she wanted was to slap him with her tail, that’s all…

  8. Frank

    Panel 4: Adorable Grape + sulking Max → made of win

  9. Maikeru

    Serious face is fo’ serious.

    • Maikeru

      Awww, it didnt put my new gravatar up

      • Frank

        I’m seeing it

        • Maikeru

          No, my new gravatar is Max’s face in the last panel >:

          • Maikeru

            Ah, there we go.

          • Frank

            I know. That’s what I’m seeing. It couldn’t be your old gravatar since the strip didn’t exist back then

          • Maikeru

            Yeah, apparently it just took forever to re-cache for me.

          • dalonewolf25

            Give max. 15 minutes for the new avatar to load for same e-mail adress.

          • dalonewolf25

            *address

  10. Frank

    Heh. Just noticed that Sabrina’s pet name for max is the title to last year’s Halloween strip
    http://www.housepetscomic.com/2009/10/28/punkin/

    • Final Silence

      Well, he did kinda fall apart like that.

  11. dalonewolf25

    The miniature “TWAP” was to signify the character of a cat’s tail slightly tapping Max…

    • lightwolf21

      Maxwell parries. X3

  12. Asteri

    Poor Maxwell :(
    At least he gets a hug from grape.
    …. CAN I GET ONE AFTER HIM? :D :D:D:D:D

    • Frank

      I wouldn’t recommend it. Hugging grape can be hazardous to your health if Peanut is within walking distance:
      http://www.housepetscomic.com/2009/06/17/unspilled-milk/

      • dalonewolf25

        Trust me. She will…

        • sonic id furreh!!!

          oh peeshaw ai get dem all de taime ^-^ in fact *huggles gwape*

          • dalonewolf25

            *Watches total annihilation of sonic by grape*
            You huggled her. I think she prefers hugs instead…

          • Asteri

            *stares at dead body for awhile*
            …sweet! do I get one now???? :D
            *hugs Grape*
            *facestabbed*
            *ded*

          • sonic id furreh!!!

            wait wut ai’m ded D:
            ai dun wanna be ded
            NNNNUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUU!!!!!!!!!!! DX

  13. xhunterko

    And that’s a wrap!
    (couldn’t help it)

    Calling avatars in panels 1, 3, 4,… and Sabrina’s face as well.

    • Frank

      And what are you going to be calling them?

    • Maikeru

      Wait, calling as in calling dibs or predicting them?

      • dalonewolf25

        *feels like you’re forming an angry mob*

        • Maikeru

          O_O no! my secret plan!

          Pffft i dont know what i’d do with one X3

    • dalonewolf25

      I call Panel #2, then…

    • xhunterko

      sigh, predicting, and what kind of name is then?

      • Frank

        If that second one is aimed at me, I read it “called” as in “I’m going to call the avatar in panel 1 ‘george’, the avatar in panel 2 ‘bobby’, etc”

    • xhunterko

      Also, the betting for the plot details of next strip and how many cookies you intend to bet has been moved here. As seeing I am a cooking bank after all.

      • xhunterko

        *arc
        instead of strip

        • Frank

          We don’t know if a new arc will be starting. We could have one-offs until chrismtas!

          two giant cookies on that

          • Maikeru

            ~Pre-orders two bags of flour to be delivered on xmas~

            Ill see your two cookies and raise you a turnover!

          • Final Silence

            3 cookies (I’m broke) on the next arc having something with Wizard of OZ.

          • Final Silence

            Oh, and another cookie (again, broke) on it having King.
            (Who would he be now?)

          • Argent Stonecutter

            π cookies on King

          • Frank

            Wouldn’t that be three cookies and a bunch of crumbs?

            Hmm.. I guess now we know what FinalSilence broke

        • xhunterko

          π : Ack! I can’t count that high!

      • Final Silence

        Hey! You just stole my job! You’re going to drive me out of buissiness!

        • dalonewolf25

          Actually, you sold your business to me, and since I deposited it all to xhunterko… he’s holding the business for me…

        • Final Silence

          Wait, if I sold it to you than wheres my cookies for selling it?

          • Frank

            As I recall, there was never an actual purchase. You told him to step behind the counter, and then, due to some other thing or another, you told him he could just have it. No cookies exchanged hands. You gave the counter away, cookies and all.

  14. copper

    Well, that’s one way to get rid of an inflated ego.

    • Maikeru

      And fleas, tics and mites :D

      • Final Silence

        So thats what they all have in common, they all die of fright!

      • Final Silence

        PS- Oh My!

        • Maikeru

          Finally someone got it X3

  15. Pokeblue

    Aw, poor Max. Grapes comment is so bitter sweet, well at least there was no lose in respect points.

  16. Frank

    Also just noticed: we never found out which embarassing stories Sabrina and Grape exchanged

    New Checkhov’s Gun!

    • Secrettraveler

      This Holloween alone is embarassing enough for him……and It’s also kinda between him and Sabrina.

      • Final Silence

        And Grape now.

  17. Hypergenesis

    Too bad he didn’t just faint as well. . .

  18. Hypergenesis

    Panel 2 behind Max’s ear. . That’s his tail right?

    • Maikeru

      Close, its Sabrina’s

    • lightwolf21

      She tried tapping him with her tail, but he blocked it.

    • Frank

      No, that’s the back of his head
      Maybe he hit himself a little hard when the spookmaster put him down?

    • IceKitsune

      No Its Sabrinas tail

      • lightwolf21

        Yeah, I see it now…it was miscolored.

        • dalonewolf25

          Stripe avie is not on ya….

        • lightwolf21

          Sorry. I was mistaken, yet again…*facepawlm*
          Apparently it’s his ear.

  19. Secrettraveler

    I like Max’s expression in the 1st panel…and Grape looks…younger in the 3rd.

  20. Fuzzypaws

    Marvin’s so cute, hah. As usual I like all the expressions a lot. ^.^

    Max 0, Karma 1.

  21. Tomfox

    Ahh poor Max no one believes in him :\

    • Maikeru

      ~Points to my gravatar~ I do >:

      Although it IS getting increasingly difficult…

  22. Alex M.

    Ok at what time this come out D:
    *I just realized the end of daylight saving time* ._.
    Panel 4 is for win!

    • Frank

      No, that’s next week: first sunday in November. The comic is late because Rick was some 7 minutes late finishing it. (blog post announcing it has now been removed)

      Of course, Europe did end DST yesterday, but that’s separate

      • Alex M.

        Well to me already is Winter Time, the daylight saving time ended the Saturday.
        And when i looked the comic at 12:00 on my computer, already where 60 comments, so the comic updated to my time at 11:00 pm.

  23. victorzorro

    poor max

  24. Lax

    Haha, she knew what she’s getting when she met Max :)

  25. namelessone

    Invite a psychic (apprentice) and ex-girlfriend while engage in activities that scream ‘karmic retribution’, Maxwell you fool that was poorly though out…

  26. Wolfie

    darnit you were so close too

  27. IceKitsune

    You know I wonder if Max really will have to deal with Night Terrors? That could be an interesting development for him. I doubt it will happen but I personally think it would be interesting. I mean that in a plot/character development sort of way not that I wish anything bad on Max because I actually like him as a character.

    • Maikeru

      That would be interesting, if for nothing else just to establish continuity.

    • Naylorfan90

      I was feeling the same way actually. For such a relatively major character, Mx doesn’t really have that much backstory/development compared to other characters, beyond Sabrina being his ex-girlfriend.

  28. HYBRIDcreature

    Obligatory: The chicken is a lie!

    • dalonewolf25

      What chicken?

    • Elwood Blutarsky

      What about the cake? Is the cake real?

      • Argent Stonecutter

        The cake is deliciously moist.

        • Marl

          …and rewarded to only the top most of the elite for doing a splendid job at achieving something truly great.

  29. Lance

    I like Grape’s happy face in the last panel. =3

    • Firewolf

      Ditto ^

  30. Firewolf

    What does she see in him? =P She could do better.

    • Final Silence

      You mean like Peanut?

      • Firewolf

        EXACTLY! =D

  31. Aerix "the Twilight" Spades

    Grape knowz way 2 much aboot Maxy, nya! “^w^
    Although hiz ego’s crushed fur nao, but Ah think after a few cuddles wif Grape he feelz his own silly and boasty self again, purrrz! ~^w^~
    That’s wut men normally do, nya! ;p

    • Naylorfan90

      Indeed, nyahaha!
      I bet he’ll be right back to normal by his next strip! ^__^

    • sonic id furreh!!!

      well u know maxie iz perty predictable ;)
      but yes dat’s perty much all dat men do XD

  32. thegamist

    daaaw Grape’s face in the last panel
    :3

  33. Final Silence

    Aw man, I thought we would see Max go absolutely insane. *sigh* Well, there’s always next year (or later on this one)!

    • Maikeru

      Or Wednesday.

      • Final Silence

        But I thought we would find Zach then.

        • Maikeru

          Who says we cant do both?

  34. Argent Stonecutter

    BUT WHAT ABOUT ZACH?

    • Inu225

      He’ll be back… You’ll see.
      MUAH HAH HAH HAH HAH!!!

      No but seriously he’ll be back.

    • Maikeru

      (since i have a vauge suspicion you just tried setting up for a NC joke…)

      Zach… will live!

      • Argent Stonecutter

        I plead innocent! I don’t even know what NC refers to!

      • Inu225

        You’re referring to the Nostalgia Critic, right?

        NC: But what about Boomer?!
        God-like voice: Boomer… Will live.
        NC: *Ear numbing scream*

      • Argent Stonecutter

        OK… now I know what NC refers to. I dearly wish I didn’t.

    • Final Silence

      Quick, I need a Poltergust3000, a GameboyHorror, and Luigi! We will go in find him, and bring out whatever ghosts Sabrina missed &/or lied about. Come on people, movemovemove!

  35. Inu225

    Grape: I don’t think less of you.
    After all my expectations of you is zilch to nada.
    How can you possibly go any lower?

    • Final Silence

      Ummm…. underground? Oh wait your talking about the comment. Well, she could have thought less of him.

  36. Clairvoyant Legacy

    FATALITY

    • Maikeru

      FLAWLESS VICTORY

      • dalonewolf25

        HARA-KIRI

        • Final Silence

          MORTAL KOMBAT!!!!!!
          CHOOSE YOUR WARRIOR!

          • Maikeru

            Sonya? :D

          • Marl

            Sub Zero

  37. Corodan

    I expect that spirit Sabrina came in contact with to become a regular for the comic.

    • Marl

      I believe it to be one of the (universe) DnD players pulling strings. The kitsune perhaps…

  38. GameCobra

    That’s gotta be one of the most adorable hugs from Grape. i love it.

  39. Rocket Knight boy

    a fun night out for max! lost his bet, pride AND vote of confidence all in one horrific night

    • Maikeru

      Other then he never had a vote of confidence.

      • Rocket Knight boy

        ah more good news for max! :)

  40. Kryote

    Sorry,can someone tell me what the meaning Sabrina said “you get what you pay for punkin”,is that mean Max give Sabrina a pumpkin as remuneration? thanks….^^

    • Argent Stonecutter

      “Punkin” is likely a pet name for Max.

      She’s saying, he got her “help” for free, and it was worth what he paid for it.

      • Kryote

        Why “Punkin” is likely a pet name for Max?
        Does is acording to the context ..thanks ..^^|||
        (I hate my poor english,why I didn’t study english hard in my highschool..= =)

        • Argent Stonecutter

          “Punkin” is a common pet name in the US, like “honey” and “sugar”. It sometimes carries connotations of a close relationship. Punkin also has particular “suthun” connotations, it places a character as being from a state like Alabama or Louisiana rather than, say, Vermont. It goes well with Sabrina’s spookiness, carries a whiff of voodoo.

          • Kryote

            Thank you,now I know why valerio translated “Punkin” as tesoruccio.(I originally think again and again and again,Why his pet name is Punkin,his fur is in black,NOT ORANGE…..XD )

          • Argent Stonecutter

            You got it, sport!

      • Corodan

        She means “punkin”, as in “punk’n”, as in, punking.

        For pulling that stunt.

  41. Alex M.

    Remember Max, Cats Don’t Cry.

    • Final Silence

      But Devil May Cry.

      • Maikeru

        YEAAAAAAAAAAAH

      • Alex M.

        Actually i was refering to Boys Don’t Cry of The Cure, but anyway good reference ;D

      • Marl

        Devil never cry! Anyone who completed the game knows Leon started the business “Devil Never Cry” with (I think her name was) Kate, so HAH!

  42. Raxki Yamato

    Comforts Grape so cute X3

  43. FerreTrip

    Oh, female cats…always more full of spunk than Xena and Alex Roivas combined.

  44. Hopper2004

    Let go and go get PEANUT!
    D:<

  45. Gaboris

    Awww poor Max, but at least Grape loves him as she did before… don’ know if that’s a good thing though. XD
    BTW I don’ get the alt-text. What’s that suposed to mean? :P

    • Maikeru

      I3 in the beginning of the Arc, Max saw a chicken.

      But there was no chicken.

      1+1=?

      • Final Silence

        Sabrina may need to work harder on her Psychic abilities and we need to see Peanut some more too. Who agrees?

        • Maikeru

          this. this this this this.

          THIS.

  46. Pogiforce

    Grape in panel for made me go “aw” ^_^. Grape in panel 3 made me go “She looks like a little boy…” but then again that was always kind of the joke when this comic first started. Soooo… In Grape’s case it’s okay? iunno.

    • BeatReaktor

      yea, well thats just, like, your opinion man.

  47. Alex M.

    Ex-girlfriend vengance in form of Sabrina ;D

  48. Housepetsfan15

    There goes the rest of self confidence Maxwell might have had.

    • dalonewolf25

      …and whatever he’ll have in the future…

    • Final Silence

      He had selfconfidence, selfesteem, and whatever self- things?

      • Housepetsfan15

        @ Final Silence, whatever, you get my point.

  49. NexusWulf

    haha nice move by Grape ^^

  50. WingedWolfGirl

    Did his ear-chomp get bigger or is Rick needlessly compensating for everyone’s complaining?

    • Maikeru

      Most likely the second.

  51. HonorèDerazey

    Do you think my new avatar (if you can see it yet) is scarier than Spookmaster’s scare on Max?

    • Final Silence

      I will now have intelligent conversation with the apple while trying not to laugh.

      Fail in 3…2…1…

      • HonorèDerazey

        Apple is displeased…

      • Frank

        Hey Apple! ….Apple!
        Hey! …Hey Apple! Hey! Apple! Hey Apple! Hey Apple! Apple! Apple, Hey!
        Hey Apple! Apple!

    • WingedWolfGirl

      If I knew the ref. -maybe.
      The icon of the comment below yours, -yes.

    • Rocket Knight boy

      sorry but ‘POWDERD TOAST MAN’ wins the apple there

      http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=QMn1M02ouyU&feature=related

      • HonorèDerazey

        I know not one person that doesn’t love Ren and Stimpy. I wish it was back. =(

        • Final Silence

          They tried once… It failed miserably (sorry for spelling error).
          Then again, I think classic Nicktoons (Rocko’s Modern Life, Rugrats, AHHHH Real Monsters, Doug, etc) were, and are, the best.

  52. Sein

    I said the same to my bf all the time “i neved had anyfaith in you” xD!!!

    • Final Silence

      ouch

    • BeatReaktor

      ya, I have imaginary friends too…

      • Frank

        Uh… and what does that have to do with the price of tea in china?

  53. Hoheh

    Called it. Knew he needed love.

  54. Kadziet

    wow haha, kinda saw this coming XD

  55. silverfang16

    Oh Max, you really don’t need to try so hard.

    • Maikeru

      With a girlfriend and an ex-girlfriend like that…

      Why try at all?

      • silverfang16

        True, he really just gives them interesting stories to swap.

  56. Hoheh

    Grape just adorably said he’s a wimp, didn’t she?

    • silverfang16

      Adorably though…..

    • Elwood Blutarsky

      Yeah, but he’s her wimp.

    • Shady Kitsune

      Grape: Maxie, you’re a complete lil whimp.
      Max: … ;_;
      Grape: But you’re MINE completel lil whimp! ^.^

  57. Riff2580

    Just found this site from a youtube video and I have to say its awesome! cant wait for the next comic.

    • Final Silence

      Wait, What video?

  58. GameCobra

    You know, i really think Grape is just kidding on that last part. I think that’s just her way of expressing that she don’t care that Maxwell lost. That, or she tries too hard XD

  59. McCloud

    Just for the extra text:

    LEROYYYYYYYYYYYYYYYYYYY mmmmmJENKINNNNNNNNNNNNNNNNNNSS

    • Final Silence

      Oh god, he just ran in there.

  60. movie

    Can you provide more information on this? cheers

  61. Eveser

    I can’t get over how adorable they all are

  62. I Am...

    The Truth: The Chicken, It Was(In)Max The Whole Time.

    Not sure many will get it…

  63. FolinSid

    Everything, I leave on November, 15th in marriage. Congratulate me! To come now to you seldom I will.