SO, did he leave the house or no?
yes. Hence panel 1
Alt-Text: The truth is there was NEVER any chicken.
Tastes like cat?
He did have a legitimate reason for being scared though, hehe…
Wait! I now know who the Spookmaster was! It was the chicken!
(Wierd, Isn’t the saying “Blame it on the goose”?)
The chinese one.
The chicken is a lie…
No exceptions >:)
This is one of those moments when you need a hug…
ai wish ai could get ah gwape huggle
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!
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
In Soviat Russia, you dont hug cat, cat hugs you.
Ah Maxie maybe next Halloween you can do a whole lot better!
Or Sabrina can help again and scare ALL of them witless!
lol at well every panel and everyone in it also where is Zach?
A one-off shall spawn from this…
Im afraid you might be right
Yeah that would be neat to see
BUT the one-off shall beh funny ^-^
…or will it break us all into tears?
Still in the house; out cold.
Bittersweet moments…gotta love ‘em! XD
I’d say it’s more of a sweet&sour moment
Ill get the rice?
Acid&Sweet Moment ;D
Sweet and sour chicken?
But there was no chicken! =p
hence, it is a moment.
There’s not MUCH spam in it.
ai dun laike spam X<
Spam Musubi is great!
Heh, she had no faith in him to begin with! XD
*Maxwell parry* Nice. X3
But all she wanted was to slap him with her tail, that’s all…
Panel 4: Adorable Grape + sulking Max → made of win
Serious face is fo’ serious.
Awww, it didnt put my new gravatar up
I’m seeing it
No, my new gravatar is Max’s face in the last panel >:
Ah, there we go.
I know. That’s what I’m seeing. It couldn’t be your old gravatar since the strip didn’t exist back then
Yeah, apparently it just took forever to re-cache for me.
Give max. 15 minutes for the new avatar to load for same e-mail adress.
Heh. Just noticed that Sabrina’s pet name for max is the title to last year’s Halloween strip
Well, he did kinda fall apart like that.
The miniature “TWAP” was to signify the character of a cat’s tail slightly tapping Max…
Maxwell parries. X3
Maxwell Defense Lv. Up!
Def. Lv. 25
At least he gets a hug from grape.
…. CAN I GET ONE AFTER HIM? :D:D:D:D
I wouldn’t recommend it. Hugging grape can be hazardous to your health if Peanut is within walking distance:
Trust me. She will…
oh peeshaw ai get dem all de taime ^-^ in fact *huggles gwape*
*Watches total annihilation of sonic by grape*
You huggled her. I think she prefers hugs instead…
*stares at dead body for awhile*
…sweet! do I get one now????
wait wut ai’m ded D:
ai dun wanna be ded
And that’s a wrap!
(couldn’t help it)
Calling avatars in panels 1, 3, 4,… and Sabrina’s face as well.
And what are you going to be calling them?
Wait, calling as in calling dibs or predicting them?
*feels like you’re forming an angry mob*
O_O no! my secret plan!
Pffft i dont know what i’d do with one X3
Isn’t it obvious? You gather more and make a parade!
http://freefall.purrsia.com/ff1900/fc01809.htm (and the next one(s) too)
Oooo a parade
Wait, dont we need permits for that?
You don’t need permits for an angry mob, so does it matter?
Wait, you don’t, so what is this permit Sam sold me?
I call Panel #2, then…
sigh, predicting, and what kind of name is then?
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”
And what are you gonna call Bugs?
I’ll call him an Arthropodal rabbit!
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.
instead of strip
We don’t know if a new arc will be starting. We could have one-offs until chrismtas!
two giant cookies on that
~Pre-orders two bags of flour to be delivered on xmas~
Ill see your two cookies and raise you a turnover!
3 cookies (I’m broke) on the next arc having something with Wizard of OZ.
Oh, and another cookie (again, broke) on it having King.
(Who would he be now?)
π cookies on King
Wouldn’t that be three cookies and a bunch of crumbs?
Hmm.. I guess now we know what FinalSilence broke
π : Ack! I can’t count that high!
Hey! You just stole my job! You’re going to drive me out of buissiness!
Actually, you sold your business to me, and since I deposited it all to xhunterko… he’s holding the business for me…
Wait, if I sold it to you than wheres my cookies for selling it?
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.
Well, that’s one way to get rid of an inflated ego.
And fleas, tics and mites
So thats what they all have in common, they all die of fright!
PS- Oh My!
Finally someone got it X3
Aw, poor Max. Grapes comment is so bitter sweet, well at least there was no lose in respect points.
Also just noticed: we never found out which embarassing stories Sabrina and Grape exchanged
New Checkhov’s Gun!
This Holloween alone is embarassing enough for him……and It’s also kinda between him and Sabrina.
And Grape now.
Too bad he didn’t just faint as well. . .
Panel 2 behind Max’s ear. . That’s his tail right?
Close, its Sabrina’s
She tried tapping him with her tail, but he blocked it.
Hence, happy Sabrina!
No, that’s the back of his head
Maybe he hit himself a little hard when the spookmaster put him down?
No Its Sabrinas tail
Yeah, I see it now…it was miscolored.
Stripe avie is not on ya….
Sorry. I was mistaken, yet again…*facepawlm*
Apparently it’s his ear.
I like Max’s expression in the 1st panel…and Grape looks…younger in the 3rd.
Marvin’s so cute, hah. As usual I like all the expressions a lot. ^.^
Max 0, Karma 1.
karma’s a bish. plain and simple. And now Max knows that.
Will he learn learn his lesson and treat people nicer?
tune in next time on… HOUSEPETS!
Ahh poor Max no one believes in him :\
~Points to my gravatar~ I do >:
Although it IS getting increasingly difficult…
How would I believe him… *cough*
Ok at what time this come out D:
*I just realized the end of daylight saving time* ._.
Panel 4 is for win!
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
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.
Haha, she knew what she’s getting when she met Max
Invite a psychic (apprentice) and ex-girlfriend while engage in activities that scream ‘karmic retribution’, Maxwell you fool that was poorly though out…
But it wasn’t his fault…
darnit you were so close too
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.
That would be interesting, if for nothing else just to establish continuity.
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.
Obligatory: The chicken is a lie!
What about the cake? Is the cake real?
The cake is deliciously moist.
…and rewarded to only the top most of the elite for doing a splendid job at achieving something truly great.
I like Grape’s happy face in the last panel. =3
What does she see in him? =P She could do better.
You mean like Peanut?
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
I bet he’ll be right back to normal by his next strip! ^__^
well u know maxie iz perty predictable
but yes dat’s perty much all dat men do XD
daaaw Grape’s face in the last panel
Aw man, I thought we would see Max go absolutely insane. *sigh* Well, there’s always next year (or later on this one)!
But I thought we would find Zach then.
Who says we cant do both?
BUT WHAT ABOUT ZACH?
He’ll be back… You’ll see.
MUAH HAH HAH HAH HAH!!!
No but seriously he’ll be back.
(since i have a vauge suspicion you just tried setting up for a NC joke…)
Zach… will live!
I plead innocent! I don’t even know what NC refers to!
You’re referring to the Nostalgia Critic, right?
NC: But what about Boomer?!
God-like voice: Boomer… Will live.
NC: *Ear numbing scream*
OK… now I know what NC refers to. I dearly wish I didn’t.
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!
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?
Ummm…. underground? Oh wait your talking about the comment. Well, she could have thought less of him.
CHOOSE YOUR WARRIOR!
I expect that spirit Sabrina came in contact with to become a regular for the comic.
I believe it to be one of the (universe) DnD players pulling strings. The kitsune perhaps…
That’s gotta be one of the most adorable hugs from Grape. i love it.
a fun night out for max! lost his bet, pride AND vote of confidence all in one horrific night
Other then he never had a vote of confidence.
ah more good news for max!
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….^^
“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.
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..= =)
“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.
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 )
You got it, sport!
She means “punkin”, as in “punk’n”, as in, punking.
For pulling that stunt.
Remember Max, Cats Don’t Cry.
But Devil May Cry.
Actually i was refering to Boys Don’t Cry of The Cure, but anyway good reference ;D
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!
Comforts Grape so cute X3
Oh, female cats…always more full of spunk than Xena and Alex Roivas combined.
Let go and go get PEANUT!
Come on Hopper that’s an old story by now. Grape is with Max, but does love Peanut, they can’t just drop the last few arcs just for some shipping.
But you always have to bring it up. You can’t help it.
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?
I3 in the beginning of the Arc, Max saw a chicken.
But there was no chicken.
Sabrina may need to work harder on her Psychic abilities and we need to see Peanut some more too. Who agrees?
this. this this this this.
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.
yea, well thats just, like, your opinion man.
Ex-girlfriend vengance in form of Sabrina ;D
There goes the rest of self confidence Maxwell might have had.
…and whatever he’ll have in the future…
He had selfconfidence, selfesteem, and whatever self- things?
@ Final Silence, whatever, you get my point.
haha nice move by Grape ^^
Did his ear-chomp get bigger or is Rick needlessly compensating for everyone’s complaining?
Most likely the second.
Do you think my new avatar (if you can see it yet) is scarier than Spookmaster’s scare on Max?
I will now have intelligent conversation with the apple while trying not to laugh.
Fail in 3…2…1…
Apple is displeased…
Hey Apple! ….Apple!
Hey! …Hey Apple! Hey! Apple! Hey Apple! Hey Apple! Apple! Apple, Hey!
Hey Apple! Apple!
If I knew the ref. -maybe.
The icon of the comment below yours, -yes.
sorry but ‘POWDERD TOAST MAN’ wins the apple there
I know not one person that doesn’t love Ren and Stimpy. I wish it was back. =(
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.
I said the same to my bf all the time “i neved had anyfaith in you” xD!!!
ya, I have imaginary friends too…
Uh… and what does that have to do with the price of tea in china?
Called it. Knew he needed love.
wow haha, kinda saw this coming XD
Oh Max, you really don’t need to try so hard.
With a girlfriend and an ex-girlfriend like that…
Why try at all?
True, he really just gives them interesting stories to swap.
Grape just adorably said he’s a wimp, didn’t she?
Yeah, but he’s her wimp.
Grape: Maxie, you’re a complete lil whimp.
Max: … ;_;
Grape: But you’re MINE completel lil whimp! ^.^
Just found this site from a youtube video and I have to say its awesome! cant wait for the next comic.
Wait, What video?
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
Just for the extra text:
Oh god, he just ran in there.
Can you provide more information on this? cheers
I can’t get over how adorable they all are
The Truth: The Chicken, It Was(In)Max The Whole Time.
Not sure many will get it…
Everything, I leave on November, 15th in marriage. Congratulate me! To come now to you seldom I will.
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