A darker turn indeed!!
Alt-Text: What have I done to / Mister Grinch? / Is this a dagger before my eyes? / Who would have thought for that old man / to have so much blood inside / Mister Grinch?
YES! Perfect Poe reference
EDIT: Unless you mean the whole thing in general, well yes that’s also Poe, but I was thinking Macbeth
So, Mr. Grinch existed before Santa Claus (Papa Noël) and Scrooge(Dickens)?
So, was Mr. Grinch before Santa Claus and Mr. Scrooge?
Funny you should ask. I had always thought the word “grinch” had existed since before Dr. Seuss.
The dictionary disagrees.
Gah, Macbeth! I was wondering where I recognized that from.
lol, i thought it sounded familiar…
I had to google it though…
ai always thought that wuz ah word that wuz always der
I love Macbeth
You’re supposed to call it “The Scottish Play”.
To continue Argent Stonecutter…
because it was (possibly still is) bad luck to call the play by its real name.
and all the water of the sea will not be able to wash the red from these…. hands…..
‘Hot potato, orchestra stalls, pluck to make amends’
Actually, it’s only considered bad luck if: 1. Your in a theater while saying it and/or 2. you are involved in a production of Macbeth… oh crud. *falls down stairs*
Tiger looks so happy singing
*Checks the Calendar*
So in housepets time is already christmas?
No, just Christmas Season
(it’s a one-off, you’ll notice)
I’m guessing no. Don’t people wish you a Merry Christmas during the entire holiday season? They do right?
*cough Merry Christmas Alex M. cough*
Then the actually Christmas arc will begin before this one-off.
Paint the halls with blood of Mr. Grinch, fa la la la la, la la la la!
No, no, no. That breaks the meter!
(or is it the meter stick?)
Since i know someone’s going to ask:
meter: the rhythm of a song or poem
meter stick: similar to a yardstick but about 3 inches longer (to reach 100 centimeters)
Then use a Metronome and problem solved
Band Geek here!
I have a Christmas Song for you all!
I recommend turning the volume on your speakers down BEFORE watching the video.
Paint the halls with blood and terror
Falla lalla la… la la la la…
What’s this? A bomb, addressed to ‘bearer’?
Myahahahaha… ha ha… ha ha…
You, ferret, are made of win!
e.o…… ai think mah ears r bleeding
Sorry about that, just had to do it. Post the link I mean
@silence: Lol! A big change from The Doors to a really random song
In A minor!
Natural, harmonic, or melodic? >;3
Yes he does. Creepy song, but he’s happy.
Hey! I mentally sang the whole thing. Good show, lol
Yeah. I did the same thing. Even with the Alt-text.
Appropriate actually – since it’s a Christmas story, there is inevitable doom and despair in the near future! That’s just how these things work.
I love this version of the song and I love Tiger now for singing it.
When you said “appropriate actually,” I thought you meant it was appropriate for Tiger to sing it like this, rather than it being appropriate for the song to be “the grinch song”.
Not that I’m complaining!
Wow Tiger has some issues there!!!
There? Tiger always has issues.
And here I thought I hear them all.
Tiger looks different… it must be the fact he’s using Bino expressions
Anyways, JOIN AN A CAPPELLA GROUP AT MY SCHOOL!
This comes as quite a surprize to me… because I’ve just read on Edmund’s Quest how the author there likes “The Grinch Song”. I mean, what are the chances two webcomic artists will reference the same song the same day?
I always thought Tiger was a little crazy, but…that’s just plain psychotic.
Have a little heart! I wrote the silly thing
Can we make the “I’m going to kill you in your sleep” a meme or is it one already? I mean, since Tiger did say this before…
Also, you did a nice job animating Tiger this time! …and the fact that you made him “psychotically cute” in a sense!
There’s already a song with that title.
*hides UNDER Marvin*
Issa SCARY song!
Naaaaaah. Tiger seems pretty legit to me!
Then again I might not be the best judge.
Well, somebody has it out for the grinch. What’d he do to you?
He stole christmas!
It was so bad, only a doctor could speak of it!
heh ….. ai dunno wut to call dat X3
Which “who”? The ones down in Whoville?
I believe she speaks of Doctor Who, my friend.
You sir win a cookie.
XD wow tiger just went a bit nuts there
You mean he wasn’t the least bit nuts before?
Careful Tiger! Marvin’s gonna kill you in your sleep!!!
Lol, cute…Interesting song, Tiger.
Lol! one thing I noticed is Zach is starting to fit into the family much better….not long ago he’d probably ran in terror at a song like that from Tiger.
He also ran from Tiger telling him he is his best friend.
Just noticed Zach’s harmonica in panel 2. Poor delusioned bunny, he was so excited!
It’s a pitch pipe!
TU-80 is more accurate… just saying
Huh. I guess that explains why it looked so small
Eagerly anticipating your Xmas avatar.
‘Might take me a while. First I need to get out of this dungeon of duedates
The three words that I use to describe you as, and I quote:
That made me lol, very clever.
*stands and applauds*
Wow… what a great way to start off December.
Have yourself a very Morbid Christmas. (-_- #)
“Marley was dead to begin with. Dead as a doornail”
Morbicity has been part of Christmas for quite a while
I’d rather have a Patrick Swayze Christmas…actually that’s pretty morbid now too when I think about it.
A Tim Burton Christmas…
Seeing as Tim Burton Wrote the new Grinch Movie. XD
And a Nightmare before Christmas.
Mr Tiger we love to see you narrate “The Tell-Tale Heart” I think… 0.o
You’d have to be crazy to do that in my neighborhood lol.
Deck the halls wi… POP! POP! POP! Screeeetch! vrooooom!
Any-who… How did the neighbors like the performance?
I’m guessing panel 8 is Tiger not getting cookies
They closed the door somewhere between panel 3 and 4
Add the *slam* onomatopoeia…
They closed it slowly, almost mechanically, as they were too disturbed to want to startle the crazy dog
“Startle the crazy dog” Paradoxical much? XD
I have to admit that normally is the other way around, with the carolers freaking out at the carolee. Hardly saw the other way around. Original XD
See, the alt-text would’ve been better if it was this:
“They closed the door slowly, almost mechanically, as they were too disturbed to want to startle the crazy dog”
…But then we wouldn’t have the current alt-text…
Really? I thought they were actually still there.
Tiger heart is full of unwashed socks.
His soul is full of gunk.
Mr. Tye -Ger!
Well… Isn’t “unwashed socks”a good thing in a dog’s world?
It is in a ferret’s!
Most of the time http://www.housepetscomic.com/2010/02/08/hiding-a-tree/ XD
Wondering, if smelly socks are a good thing on a dog’s world, what about King?
King is special!
As in doesn’t-like-it special?
If someone remakes the music, I’ll sing this full force.
I can’t get an Avatar to show for some reason..
It’s probably system32.
Look for “You’re A Mean One, Mr. Grinch.mpg” on Youtube.
See if you can do a better job than I did:
That has got to be the coolest Grinch theme EVER….
This strip probably registers Tiger for a good number of tropes. XD
At any rate, this has been something of a lighter turn for may day after attempting how to lighten up the plot for my next novel (or possibly graphical novel), because it was getting too dark for me to want to create it, to the point I was getting depressed just thinking about it all x_x
Do you think Tiger had a deep voice like Thurl Ravenscroft?
I think he’s having a power fantasy on that he wants to do to Bino.
Bino has done damage on Christmas before mostly on King and almost on Peanut.
In fact you made a Grinch reference then too.
My favorite of all Holidays… Christmas. Hope I live 80 more Christmas days.
Anyway, don’t forget about New Year! 2011…
Just Beautiful, I wish you guys a great time wherever you live.
makes me want to drink alchoholic beverages
I’m waaaay ahead of you…
How cute indeed.
…Huh. A Grinch reference and a Macbeth reference in the same webcomic strip. *Makes a mark on a list* Now, I just need to see a necromancer commanding an army of reanimated market-fresh chickens and I’ll have officially seen everything!
So you’ve seen a MONKEY scrubbing YOUR toilet with YOUR tooth brush
Once you’ve seen one animal scrubbing a toilet with your toothbrush, you’ve seen ‘em all
Is this a reference to the toothbrush burglar?
Right then, I have no idea what you people are talking about now.
Uh… no Argent. Something much more innocent:
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=kfvQMtQ1SbQ Minute 2:11
Oh, oh, I’d forgotten that. Very good!
Frank it’s you scrubbing the toilet
Uh… no. Those are rats. I’m a mouse. Rats are more than twice the size of mice.
(Of course, this is if you don’t consider New World species)
So you’ve seen a man eat his own head?
that was the first and last door he sang at im guessing lol
0.0 … Tiger scares me. *backs away, nice and slow*
He’s really scary when he’s actually nice.
O.O … I remember. “Marvin, now Tiger scares me even more.” lol
Time for Tiger’s owner to pay for more therapy sessions. And looks like Marvin and Zack will have to go out without him.
This comment made my day.
Oh man, I read that song in my head with the original narrators voice. Now I am imagining a creepy violin soundtrack in the background aaaaaand now I am totally freaked out.
This is why I wanna read a horror story from you Rick!
Uh… the original song was sung by Thurl Ravenscroft, not the narrator.
Ah, right! My bad.
Need to remember that Google is just a new tab away.
Tiger had a rough childhood is all, it’s hard being a dog with a cat name. ;_;
Yep, that’s Tiger! Got to love how both Zach and Marvin try to get him to shut up!
Also, can’t belive it’s already December 1st. I just remember eating a feast November 25th.
Ah, well… Merry Christmas!
Forgot to post this earlier:
The month November has come and gone
And none of my work has begun
The idea of a novel, scattered at my feet
A webcomic in a process so petite.
For those who read my introduction in the forums should know slightly of what I’m talking about, and yes, I will whine… a little.
speaking of poems I have one for November the 5th i forgot about until yesterday:
Remember, Remember the 5th of November, the gunpowder treason and plot. I no of no reason why the gunpowder treason should ever be forgot.
“Voilà! In view, a humble vaudevillian veteran, cast vicariously as both victim and villain by the vicissitudes of fate. This visage, no mere veneer of vanity, is a vestige of the vox populi, now vacant, vanished. However, this valorous visitation of a bygone vexation stands vivified, and has vowed to vanquish these venal and virulent vermin vanguarding vice and vouchsafing the violently vicious and voracious violation of volition. The only verdict is vengeance; a vendetta held as a votive, not in vain, for the value and veracity of such shall one day vindicate the vigilant and the virtuous. Verily, this vichyssoise of verbiage veers most verbose, so let me simply add that it’s my very good honor to meet you and you may call me V.”
Such vivid verbacity vindicates my vision, vain vernacular verbigeration aside, my voluntary verbiage spreads vim and vigor in its path.
He really has a thing for killing people in there sleep.
He should try it when people are awake its much more satisfying.
…….I like this song……
And your avatar matches perfectly! (It was accidental, wasn’t it?)
Aww, who’s afraid of the dark?
You know, this could bring a whole new life to the tradition of caroling. I’d give ‘em cookies.
Before or after shutting the door as instinctive response? XD
It’s as sweet as forty pies! That’s as many as four tens! And that’s terrible.
THIS. Oh gawd… XD You’ve made my day, sirbacon. You really have.
Aha, so it WAS a reference to that. I considered mentioning it but I didn’t want to look silly.
Today’s comic is just so reference-dense.
I wondered when someone would mention that one, actually.
What is this “reference” from?
Went over my head too.
Oh noes! One has fallen off!
lol, I’m a Marvel/DC comics nut, but I’ve never seen this.
“I’m going to kill you in your sleep Mr. Grinch” – Best line i this Whole comic. Ever.
I can only read Tiger’s lyrics and hear it them in Thurl Ravenscroft’s voice.
Why’d he rip his caroling book?
He made a better version?
the grinch was in it!
Because he didn’t have an electric guitar to smash.
*reads the whole song, and then looks at the camera*
You know, for kids!
Ah! I get the reference!
Oh man! That was so great! *I* almost died from laughter!
Tiger apparently has issues that go beyond eating…….poor guy. I think he and King would get along well, they both have the same outlook on life.
Crush, kill, destroy?
Jeez Tiger have some chocolate
AUGH! You aren’t even doing a very creative job with the improv, Tiger!! And you’re kinda mussing up the meter a little. And you’re going off the key–too much chromaticism. If you’re gonna be serialistic, stick to your tone row. Oh, and you’re a tiny bit sharp, too.
But you’ll ignore me. I don’t like modern music, much, anyway. (*ba-dum-kshh!*)
nice song… XD
I think I’ll sing the song Christmas too.
ha ha ha. i really wonder the music version goes XD
Not sure if this is what you meant but I had a shot at recording it:
Ehehe, sadistic much? x3
Hehe so much for “Improvise” Lolz;D!
I thought it was funny at first, but I didn’t actually laugh until I imagined these lyrics being sung in the original video…
I’m sensing some misdirected aggression here…
O rly? o.0
rick that was a bit crazy
and why did no one stop tiger
They tried… All failed…
ya i guess though why did tiger go crazy i mean did he think of bino
Next story arc: Zach and Marvin learn the true meaning of beating someone with a shovel
yay shovels and tiger in a hole
or thy could learn from grape
grape hits people alot
I love Tiger. I want him.
I like Tiger’s version best.
Tiger needs a “that-was-adorable-but-don’t-do-it-again” hug.
ya in a crazy way
Lol. xD *applaud* Tiger desires a nice treat.
TIIIIIGGGGGEERRRRR, WHO KILLED THE GRINCH???!
Did anyone else Imagine Marvin with the “The Grinch” Singer’s deep voice?
Marvin yelling “Tiger” in Thurl Ravenscroft’s voice? No offense but that’s just creepy.
Funny, I was planning to make a Grinch joke this year…
I knew that Tiger has SOME issues, but WOW! I’m not sure I’d be able to sleep if he’d be in the same houes as me. XD
Someone needs to make a death metal cover, like, now!
And Grinch is green, Bino’s collar color is green, already made the thinking?
There is something seriously wrong with that dog…
Ugh, don’t remind me of Macbeth.
Don’t get me wrong, Macbeth is awesomesauce. Just not when you have to do it 3 years in a row.
I can so tell it’s gonna be one blood bath of a christmas for Tiger when no one gives him any gifts =/ I don’t know why the owners keep putting up with his really disturbing mind XD
But people like that are the most…
… Interesting, for lack of a better word.
I doubt Tiger’s getting cookies for this one.
DON’T KILL JIM CARREY!!!!!
We’ve lost Leslie Nielsen that should be enough punishment Death
Seems someones been hitting the caffein and egg nog early this year.
I lol’d hard…poor mr. grinch ^_^
It makes you wonder who Tiger sees as “The Grinch” 0.o
Bino. He’s the automatic Grinch.
ya or tiger is just insane on his own
The weather in this neighborhood is rather erratic- If I remember correctly, it was just Monday when the trees were covered with bright red leaves.
He sings of the truth.
But man I want snow like that right now.
I had snow but not THAT much… And he does speak the truth.
This sounds like something I’d sing >:D
do you have the sheet music for that?
Tiger has interesting ways of showing his issues. I’d probably find his version catchy.
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