True Artistry Comes From The Heartburn

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  1. Loki Impisi


    • dalonewolf25

      Alt-Text: The scripts were much shorter before then


        I don’t think the Alt-Text will cure this case of Confusion, pal. :P

        • Loki Impisi

          Anyone else besides me wiki SPEC scripts?

          • Pokeblue

            I did.

          • Firewolf

            Care to elborate?

          • Bobcat

            A ‘Spec Script’ is basically a script (usually a screenplay for a movie, not commercials) that the writer is hoping to ’sell’, rather than the studio going to their writers and saying ‘We need a script for X, and it needs to appeal to the 18-25 demo, and have talking squirrels’.

  2. Dissension

    This scenario feels oddly familiar…

    Also, I wonder how well Sasha writes?

    • xhunterko

      As probably as well as she plays the piano.
      (especially, you know, since it’s her first time and all)

      • BeatReaktor

        Maybe that’s not the case… I play the synth like a god, but I can’t write to save my life. ;)

      • BeatReaktor

        That may not be the case… For example I play the synth like a god but can’t write to save my life. ;)

        my apologies if this comment shows up twice I’m having network issues :(

        • dalonewolf25

          It’s ok, it’s not your fault. When you mean the synth, you mean like a disk jockey?

          • Argent Stonecutter

            I assumed he meant MIDI keyboard.

          • BeatReaktor

            Yeah exactly… I produce original EDM tracks and then mix them live like a DJ. It’s how I makes teh money! :D

            Give me some credit Argent Stonecutter! lol I use modular/analog synthesizers. But I do have quite a collection of MIDI controlled VST synthesizers too.

          • Argent Stonecutter

            So if you don’t use a keyboard, what kind of controller do you use?

          • BeatReaktor

            Sequencers… but like I said I have a ton of MIDI keyboards I use just as much

  3. Fuzzypaws

    And this is where Sasha’s hidden savant talents come out and she has good writing skills, yes? *giggles*

    • Profesor Rod

      This is the “???” before “PROFIT!”.

    • sonic id furreh!!!

      didn’t dat alredy happen w/ the piano playin :| ?

  4. KimbaWLion

    Sasha looks great in panel 3… just sayin’

    • xhunterko

      Not to mention Rock in panel two.

      • KimbaWLion

        I never really was that big a fan of how the ferrets looked. That being said, the production assistant also looks fantastic :P

        • Hopper2004

          I..Need to go to bed….
          I think we can all dream of cute(Oh yes,) pictures of Sasha.
          Who’s my favorite female doggy?

          • sonic id furreh!!!

            sahsa’s da bomb (of cuteness)

          • Hopper2004

            Kaboom. I fell for her…<3

  5. gagi

    ooo this should be the best commercial ever :)  goooo Sasha

  6. xhunterko

    Cannine Cibble, the movie?

    • WingedWolfGirl

      No, no, no.

      Cannine Cibble; The Trilogy.

      • Final Silence

        The Series of Cannine Cibble.

      • Bobcat

        So… Gandalf wading through an unending mountain of kibble.. while the elf walks on top?

  7. Pseudo Faux

    Sasha has appeared particularly pinker this arc than usual… Vould just be a trick of the eyes though

    • xhunterko

      Probably. Even though, you have to admit, we haven’t seen her happier. At least not in a while.

      • Frank

        I think the closest thing was when she got the unicorn

  8. dalonewolf25

    Lol panel 3

  9. IceKitsune

    You know the fact that Sasha did this dose not surprise me in the least

  10. Hopper2004

    Aww… She is cute….

  11. ZV

    boing boing!

  12. dalonewolf25

    I see shipping opportunities…why? Why not?

  13. AmericanOtter

    This is….

    Wow, this is wow, smart girl behind her rather empty face…. nice job having all of us underestemate her, and nice to see she is saving the comercial.

    • dalonewolf25

      Now it’s Daisy’s turn, no?

      • Dissension

        Daisy is not a secret genius. I would bet on this. One Hamburger.

        • XAV TAY TOR TOT

          Oh yeah? well I bet a One Man Cheeseburger Apocalypse that Daisy is going to end up being smarter than everybody… she just has a disease that makes her only able to say one thing all the time.

          • xhunterko

            Oh really?

            I’ll bet yo a cookie! Without the disease.

          • xhunterko


          • sonic id furreh!!!

            oh yeah will ai bet TWO cookies that daisy’s goin to say “Hi I’m Daisy.”

          • dalonewolf25

            I’ll bet that if we keep this going, then someday…maybe just one day, will Rick let Daisy say something else…someday…

            I place a keychain on this…

          • Alex M.

            I’ll bet 1M of cookies That Daisy will find the cure of some disease like cancer.

        • silverfang16

          She is probably going to end up being the Great Kitsune’s avatar now, watch.

        • Final Silence

          You people keep stealing my job! (Although I haven’t worked in a few weeks.) By the way, who can I talk to for a new Betting Stand?

    • Argent Stonecutter

      Come on, the Schroeder scene was a dead giveaway.


    This will either be an extremely stupid commercial that no one thinks is stupid because it’s so stupid, OR, it’s going to be the most persuasive commercial Housepets! has ever seen.

    • Frank

      I thought was the most persuasive commercial Housepets! has ever seen.

      • silverfang16

        That was more of……a persuasive argument.

        • sonic id furreh!!!

          ai ferget wut they were tryin to do :/?

          • silverfang16

            Get better pet food with extra awesomeness.

          • sonic id furreh!!!

            ahhh oh kay :)

  15. Firewolf

    There we go! She’s all smiles and bounce. The World is saved…*contented sigh*…wait, spec scripts?..I don’t get it.

  16. Clairvoyant Legacy

    I spy a soon-to-be avatar in panel 3.

    • dalonewolf25

      Too late
      *piece of paper has complete randomness on it*

  17. HonorèDerazey

    I must be a Savant because every face I predicted in this strip to be an avatar became an avatar. >.>

    • sensorat


    • Frank

      So, you don’t think Panel 4 works as an avatar? It’s like the definition of cute! (when you look at it without the other three panels, i mean)

  18. Falcon01


  19. Gamerkitty

    look! up in the sky! its a bird! No, its a plane! NO! its the punchline soaring over everyone’s heads!!!! (didn’t get it either at first, awesome comic)

    • Firewolf

      SPEC SCRIPT – A spec script is a “speculative” screenplay, one that the Variety slanguage dictionary defines as being “shopped or sold on the open market, as opposed to one commissioned by a studio or production company.

      I didn’t get it either at first. I noticed that the esteemed Rick Griffin has been making the jokes of late a little too esteemed. As I say in IRC chat, I don’t get Smart People talk. =P But once I did some college level research on Spec Scripts (wikipedia) I got the joke and found it both humorous and enlightening.

      • Final Silence

        Point is for Hollywood to get some ORIGINAL ideas? That’s completly unheard of! :D

  20. Gaboris

    Hehe now I’m interested in what she made up. If she wrote what she didn’ know then it may just turn out to be a genious commercial. XD
    Must love how excited se is in panel two with all the boing soundeffects, but I understand why everyone loves panel three so much. :3
    BTW at first I thought that the alt-text was mean, but then I rememberd we were talkin aboot Sasha here. X)

    • Aerix "the Twilight" Spades

      Mod Edit-Speak English.

      • sonic id furreh!!!

        wait wut? aerix u oh kay >.>?
        *pokes with stick*
        aaaaeeeerrrriiiiixxxxxxx uuu oohhh kkkkaaaaaayyyyy???? :|

        • Hopper2004

          Wez’ betr tlk lik hm 4 ah whiwl soo he com nomale again! Nya!Nya!

          • dalonewolf25

            You have been warned…

          • sonic id furreh!!!

            ai think de mods r talkin through aerix O.O

      • WingedWolfGirl

        Oh My Gosh.
        Somebody replaced Alex with an evil Robot Clone!!! D8

      • Aerix "the Twilight" Spades

        Then I’ll repeat what I already said: Ask me politely.
        If you are all spelling Nazi about this, I am not going to take you seriously.

        Ah sez it az Ah like it, nya! >:3
        And iz not speikin’ iz typin’. ;p

        • Gaboris

          Hoy man, sheesh why they pick this one of your comments to mod and just now? :P
          BTW it’s funny seeing you type all average english(not “normal” or “right” don’ worry cuz that’s just a myth :p) after the feline style. XD
          So they gonna let you put your comment up again or are they all being SN’s? :O

          • Aerix "the Twilight" Spades

            Mod-Edit=Or your posting rights can go away.

          • Frank

            I thought the “propper english” portion was another mod edit :(

          • Gaboris

            @Aerix: =I have no idea what that was just now, but you must be right.= XD
            No wonder ya type like that, there aren’t much ppl out there to do that. XP Okay just keep it up man, I personally love your style, it gives some spice to the whole thing. X3

            @Frank: Don’ be sad man, it’s okay… as long as they don’ wanna start a war. XD

        • sonic id furreh!!!

          YYYAAAAAAYYYYYY XD!11111!!!!!!!!!!! aerix ur talkin normal agin XDDDDD

        • Foxstar

          Please. There you go, you have your requested politeness.

        • Rick Griffin

          Treat the mods with respect for crying out loud. Do you seriously want to have your posting rights revoked?



      • Gaboris

        Seriously? Aerix has his own style of commenting as most of us has. Okay if some ppl can’t get over it when they just shouldn’t read his comments, but even mods can’t? Now that’s sad sorry to say thiss. >:(

  21. Pecan

    …For some reason, to me, in Panel two, Sasha seems… hungry. Veeeery hungry. For ferret.
    (Of course, that’s only looking at the faces.)

    • Frank

      The eyes kind of ruin the effect

  22. Sperkle

    Panel 3 is WAY to cute. But I love the expressions on the 4th panel.

    On another note…. What does Sasha know?

  23. Final Silence

    Wait, so she’s a dog, but doesn’t know a thing about dog food? I think I’ve been listening to Peanut talk about dog food too much. XD

    • Final Silence

      OMG I just realized something! Thanksgiving is this week meaning food, Macy’s Day Parade, and no school! man, this is a slow day for me…

  24. Rocket Knight boy

    If you missed the comics joke heres a joke for you.

    “A man walks into a bar………he said OW!”

    “A horse walks into a bar………the man said stupid horse!”

    “There was an Englishman, an Irishman and a scotsman……..all of whom walked into the same bar and later called the Council for planning permission to get the pole removed”

    the end!

    • Argent Stonecutter

      No no, it’s “a mathematician and a physicist walked into a bar, but the engineer saw it and ducked”.

      • dalonewolf25

        Oh god lol…my nemeses…

        • Frank

          Which? The mathematician? The physicist, The engineer? The bar? Argent? Or (heaven forbid) the duck?

          • Argent Stonecutter

            The spherical lion.

          • dalonewolf25

            The physicist and the bar. The engineer and the mathematician are fine with me. Not sure about Argent and the spherical tribble…

  25. Salenstormwing

    Well, at least she’s well prepared.

    • silverfang16


  26. Vespier Leo

    Will wonders never cease, the girl does have talent!

    …Who would have guessed?

  27. silverfang16

    I was wondering where the Thanksgiving reference would be! ^_^

  28. FreakazoidVocaloid

    I love how Sasha bounces between being clueless and showing actual intelligence ^w^

  29. Kaotix

    Holy crap is Sasha cute in this.

    • sonic id furreh!!!

      isn’t she all ways ;) ?

      • Rendak

        This is true, however, both Sasha’s and Rock’s faces are specifically cute in panel 3

  30. FerreTrip

    If I’m right in thinking “spec script” means that it tells all the specs about the dog food…yow. O_O; Sasha, don’t let us down, girl!

    • Rick Griffin

      That is . . . completely incorrect

    • CaptainPea

      If it helps the confusion, I think you can safely eliminate the word “spec” in your mind and it will still make sense. It’s not quite as funny because it doesn’t really communicate as clearly, but the joke is still there.

    • HonorèDerazey

      A spec script is basically a screenplay written on speculation (that someone may buy it) rather than on commission

  31. Frank

    Wait, Macy’s parade? We now need a giant Sasha-shaped balloon!

    • dalonewolf25

      Or a float of Max with his “Max wants a balloon” face.

  32. Argent Stonecutter

    OK, I ran into someone on another forum who claimed to hear people[’s posts as voices.

    I asked her what talking ferrets sounded like.

    She said they sounded like Joe Pesci.

    Now, I’m a philistine who doesn’t watch movies or TV much, so I had to check that out on YouTube.

    And, you know, it works. It really does.


    Rock: Did you really expect this to last more than 4 seconds??
    Sasha: It took 2 hours to write, I figured it would take 2 hours to read

    • silverfang16

      Yay for Futurama references!


        At least someone has enough culture to get it

  34. WingedWolfGirl

    Those “Bong, Bong” effects kinda road-runner zip in lines.
    …or maybe that’s just me.

  35. Lance

    I love panel three. X3 so cute!

    • Rendak

      I concur and agree whole-heartedly! =3
      *Runs-off to make a Rock avatar out of panel 3 Rock*

      • dalonewolf25

        The excitement in his face, go for it!

        • Rendak

          Here it is!

  36. Alex M.

    “Boing” :D

  37. Nia

    Well explains how the scripts for thoes ’spoof movies’ are made.

  38. Sansash

    Hey! The production assistant stole Fox’s scarf bandanna thing!

    • Rendak

      OMG It really does look like it xD
      We must take it back!