alt text: but then I’ll insist that we have cake and then we have cake anyway
talking about humble….CAKE!!! XD
Is the cake real this time?
Neat. So apparently the alt-text works on a Blackberry, but the screen is so small (on my dad’s Curve, at least) that the pop-up obscures most of the comic! xD
Peanut wins for having an awesome DS.
Wonder if he wants the 3DS coming out in 4 monthes.
I know I sure do, but it’s too bad I probably won’t be able to afford it (or any of its launch titles, if I do get it) when it comes out. But when I can get it, I’ll probably get like at least 10 games to start out with xD
Now, for something more on-topic:
Boy, does Grape dream big! I just hope she isn’t disappointed. Even though I don’t recall hearing that quote before, I understand what Peanut means by “Don’t meet your heroes”. They may not be as larger-than-life as you think.
onleh 1 ting i hate bout videogames today…
…. once u buy dem they’re out of date -_-”
For some reason, I find your avatar really creepy.
Also, Motion Thirded
looks like it’s from Lackadaisy (with a silly santa hat edited in). Good comic. extremely well drawn. http://www.lackadaisycats.com/index.php
and yes, that character is a creep. a badass, but a creep.
but it takes laike 3 months fer 3 pages TT-TT
It’s still moving faster than some webcomics. “Girl vs Pig” is averaging less than one update a year.
I just have to say, that your avatar is total win. =D
No, forth does not have the u.
English sucks eggs.
Four, forty, forth, bleh.
Actually, ‘Forth’ is a synonym to ‘onward’, ‘forward’, ‘out’, and so forth.
Four and fourth are found in numerical use; the spelling does not change with form.
Incidentally, the number itself is remarkably flexible:
b4 2day i was #4 4 4 years! rly h8ed dat #3 guy. wut a jerk. 8 up all the atentiun
Huh. So is its first multiple, I guess. BUT, you’re right- English influences us to expect weird stuff like this all over the place. It can be ridiculous. Can definitely suck an egg or three.
Forth a programming language is. Forth favored by jedi masters is, yoda in reverse polish speak it makes. The forth a dark side and a light side it has, the galaxies bind together it does.
Thylvethter- you mutht feel the forth, and onthe you do, you will find that you can never forget the forth. The forth, you thee, it is alwayth prethent, everywhere, in all things living and dead. The forth will not, indeed cannot abandon you, nor you it.
Devote all of yourthelf to the forth, and it will guide you not where you want to go, or where otherth want you to go, but where you need to go. Where you mutht go.
Alt-Text: But I’ll insist that we have cake and then we have cake anyways
Where have I heard this before?
I ninja’d yours XD (and you missed the “then”)
Okay the moment this continues being a contest I am going to scrub everyone who posts the alt-text
aww but i cant see it on my WII :p
Well, here’s what we can do: we can all decide on someone posting up the alt-text for us at all times. We first give him a time limit of 30 minutes to post up the alt-text. If, for some reason, he’s not able to post it within the first 30 minutes of the comic being released, then anyone can post the alt-text. That way, we destroy the possibility of having a contest for 1st post with the alt-text. Simple as that. Any volunteers that are willing to do this?
Heh bit too much of a show for somethin like this I’d say. There’s no real need to post the alt-text so bad there has to be someone to “do the job”. XD
ai second dalonewolf’s idea
laike, imma not volinteering but just saying it’s ah good idea ^~^
I know this is YOUR website Rick, but isn’t that a bit too harsh? Everyone seems to have matured a little bit more since the “first” thingy everyone did. =/
People would probably still be doing the “first” thing if we didn’t do something about it.
You know this to be sadly true, admit it.
How about this. You can post the alt-text if you ALSO actually have a real comment to go along with it, and it has to be an actual comment, not a “think of something so that I can post first” comment. Otherwise, we nuke it like we’re gonna anyway!
Fair enough, right? It’s not like it’s that bad to have the alt-text a little ways down. No need to race, everyone.
Yeah I think that would be the most logical idea I’d say. Postin the alt-text all by itself has no point if ya ask me, but I’m not a big commenting guru so I can’t understand these things, but I still think this.
This sounds logical enough. Then we shall do it! After all, if I’m not mistaken, this is how it used to be done before…
You can’t predict what newcomers will be like
I predict they will be new!
*claps at Rick for finally putting his pants on regarding this issue*
BTW aperson who comments, i replied to your question on mondays comic, but just incase you missed it sorry i don’t have steam
Love the expressions in panel 4 btw XD
RICK! TYPO FAIL ON FIRST PANEL!!!
Yeah, the “?” after life
I’d say it’s missing an “it’s”. Different ways of reading the panel, I guess.
It has an “it’s” at the beginning… where do you mean?
“Because my life? is gonna be complete”
I don’t see the typo, seeing as that’s exactly what I meant to write
Oh, so the “?” is for the verbal inflection?
Oh, whoops, my bad then…
Why, yes, exactly like every other time I put a ? in there for that reason
Rick, I have reasons to believe AND evidence to support the fact that you did not WRITE anything, you typed it
But just so you know, I agree, I can read the strip just fine. I think Grape is a little bit too into Pridelands related things.
I feel like this has to be explained every time it shows up?
Wait, wait, wait. I thought verbal inflections were only used in Semantic languages… or am I just thinking of something else.
Now now Rick. It’s not safe to use sarcasm in such high levels.
I don’t recall seeing you do that before, but I’ll take your word for it… but this time at least it makes the first panel really confusing and breaks up the flow of Grape’s speech bubble. I think this innovative new typographical convention is a mistake.
Hey XAV TAY TOR TOT, can you hear me?
If you can, have your ears checked; I didn’t say anything. …I typed it.
“Hey there Mister Wolf. I’m here to pickup Peanut?”
correct reply if it were a question instead of just an inflection:
@Honorè: “Semantic” is just a fancy way to say “the meaning of a word”. All languages have semantics, otherwise we wouldn’t be able to use them
That’s at the end of the sentence, not interstitial, and answering a question indirectly is not at all unusual. For example:
Me: Do you have the time?
No, no, you don’t do that, do you? Oh, I do sometimes, as a joke, but most of the time it’s like this…
You: Do you have the time?
Me: Quarter past one.
Or, other ways this kind of question can sneak in…
You: We better get going?
Me: I haven’t finished my beer yet.
You: We’re leaving now?
Me: I’ll get my keys.
(of course you should say “oh no, I’m driving” because of the beer in the previous example)
And that’s how they became the Brady Bunch!
I love Peanuts look in the last panel its great. And lol at Grape hero worshiping
Yeah they look like if they’ve switched personalities or somethin. X)
That’s exactly what I was thinking! =O
My thought as well. ^_^
Peanut looks a little feminine in the last panel. O.o I dont know if thats just me though.
Eh, not seeing it. Hmmm
Hm…I think it’s the snout, it looks a tad shorter than usual from that angle. I could be wrong though.
Maybe he meant the eyes? Just my guess.
Anyways, I don’t see it either.
It looks like a eye and mouth combination to me…
It’s the philtrum; it looks like Sabrina’s look in the past…
There we go!
Good find man, at first I thought it’s cuz they’re like if they’ve switched personalities or somethin, but he does look somewhat like Sabrina there.
I see what you mean. I certainly do see the general closeness in appearance. Part of me still feels unsure though.
In any case, I thank you for providing a link to which one, I was just about to scurry through every strip Sabrina was in to see what you mean.
Philtrum is one of my secret words.
…and you wouldn’t believe how hard it was to find it…I always thought it was the cleft…silly me and my mediocre knowledge of English…
Cleft would work.
My 6th grade English teacher would always joke that the philtrum is the only part of the body that doesn’t have a name. The word is that rare.
this strip is adorable I just can’t @ how awesome it is
I believe these are the thoughts of every fan of every famous writer…
Except that most fans would imagine Miss Auburn sitting on the once and future throne of the Pridelands, gazing into the cracked Mirror of Truth, searching for the One Chosen to fulfill the prophecy and restore the Pridelands to its glory!
No, I’m pretty sure she’s just hoping spring eternal…
Lol, Peanut lost a life in the last panel.
oh hey he did. how ’bout that.
so THAT’S what that was!
Dood. cake. If it’s a lie im sueing!
Glados will prevent you with NeroToxicn
But then Xav will triumph. Because Nero Toxicn simply causes you to burn down Rome.
If she released NEURO Toxin, however, then it would be a completely different story
How can you eat your cake, if there is no spoon?
because it’s a spork…
The spork is a lie!
then the spife is the ultimate truth?
There is no spife, only splayd.
I don’t know… the Snoorpk will always have a place in my heart.
Not exactly wieldy, but boy, if anybody tries to take your lie…!
… I mean your CAKE! …take your cake.
Sometimes you have to call a splayd a splayd.
Oh no… Peanut is foreshadowing when Grape meets the author. She’s probably going to be very disappointed from the encounter.
Peanut as a secret Santa? I wonder who he’ll get this time?
Place your bets on yet another wager (in cookies, please):
I place 5 cookies that it will be Bino.
No. This is the INTERNET! We must wager Internetz thereof!
I ran out of internets!
Oh, cool! I beat it, too!
The end boss is hard! Am I right?
5 on Fox
and ill throu in one grandom cracker!
My guesses would either be Fox, King, or Fido
Probability dictates it’s anyone but Bino. Anyone want to bet it will be King? (I just bet all my cookies away)
I hope it’s King. And I hope Peanut gets him something very doggy that freaks King out. Just before a weekend, so we have three days to speculate whether King’s going to blow his cover before Rick totally rolls us by coming up with something none of us ever thought of…
In that case I vote Daisy. Because come on, she’ll have to be important to something someday. Like Chekhov’s gunman..
What did she do with the bag of money she got from the Ferrets?
Before Rick totally rolls us… I see what you did there. AUGH.
On a side note, I hope King comes back into play at some point. I’m starting to miss him. *makes cookies for everyone so the betting can continue*
All my internets and cookies on joey. DON’T FAIL ME RICK
Can I bet that I don’t think it will come up again?
As a matter of fact, yes.
Maybe peanut will pull a secret santa for grape if she fails to get the book signed?
That would be really sweet of him, and something I could see him doing.
Reality will hit…
The skull’s for?
He lost a life on his game
It’s a video game noise, Peanut is playing DS, after all.
lol, I thought is was the secret santa paper >< XD
Keep dreaming, Grape ~__~
Did Peanut’s DS character just die in panel 4?
Based on preceding comments,
Lol, cute, this is probably gonna be interesting to see.
I wonder if Peanut knows that he just lost a life in his game.
Peanut is plotting something,hmmm…
haha peanut kinda sly in the last panel. love it
I *love* the expressions in this one, especially panel 4. Adorable ^_^
Grape looks a lot like Zach or a very familiar bunny in panel 2…
I was thinking the same…
This bunny situation is getting out of hand
It’s starting to become too canon to Bugs Bunny…
…it’s still cute, however…
Grape has just set herself up for major failure with this bit.
3-to-1 Miss Auburn is a a pet-hating human, a very canine dog or an over-the-top female equilivant of the bad parts of Jim Davis.
lil old mad cat lady!
lil old mad lady cat!
She has cat allergy.
And she’s angry at her publicist for making her do the book signing anyway.
“You and me against the world, baby!” is what this reminded me of…
Where’s that from? Or is it just a line ya thought of?
Either way it still fits it and it’s cool. X3
The Disney movie “Pete’s Dragon” has a song titled “You and Me Against the World”.
Actually, I got it from Ed, Edd, and Eddy…
Funny coincidence there, I imagine Eddy voicing Bino and Double D voicing Zach. :3
Ed needs a character…..
Are you still with us mister griffin?
yes its Mr. Griffin……………Peter Griffin…..
That’s CAPTAIN… Peter Griffin.
Grape is getting way ahead of herself there, haha!
Is going outside to play a DS what people normally do?
ehh i do that, My ma always go outside for some fresh air n sun so i just bring my ds and play some good ol pokemon
Wouldn’t the sun cause glare in the screen?
Well, there is a lack of sun in this particular strip, I suppose.
Not on a DS Lite or DSi . . . it has a ‘miniature sun’ setting for screen brightness
You don’t say?
Besides, the cool air helps it operate at optimum efficiency, yes?
It can get freaken hot here in New Zealand summer time. >_>
Cold air helps electronics, but it doesn’t help the batteries that power the electronics not plugged into a wall socket. Cold drains the batteries, though off the top of my head I’m not clear on the chemistry involved.
It’s a physics problem, not chemistry problem.
I think it’s because in a state with less temperature, the electrons are less active.
Actually, nevermind. I just finished my exams. Stuff this~
And usually grape is the more down-to-earth one. She has it bad…
WHAT IS THIS WHY IS PEANUT ALL LIKE THIS NOW.
This indicates a major shift in Peanut’s character. It seems like him and grape have completely shifted rules. Maybe I have shifted to the other side of the world and today is April 1st?
Or maybe they’re just funny this way. But it’s interesting how these two characters seem to shift roles with reckless abandon. They also seem to be more kid-like now, rather than the mature characters they were before.
I have absolutely no clue where they’re gonna go from here.
Grape’s just in fangirl mode while Peanut has other priorities.
Such as killing enemies in his DS game. Very serious stuff, dat. ‘_’
Because prideland is involved?
And it will probably be the same if Pete is involved……
And Don’t Panic.
I think it’s just with what each are doing, like here Grape is acting more child-ish in my opinion, so Peanut has to act more mature and as the voice of reason between the two.
I get what you mean, after reading this strip, my mind just took a double take and said ‘Whoa did they just switch personalities?’. How Grape is acting, is somewhat how I’d expect Peanut to act, and Peanut is acting rather mature, a trait I had associated with Grape.
I’m willing to excuse it though, that she’s just excited to meet the author to her favorite book series.
it’s been well established that Grape is an Ultimate Fan of the Pridelands series.
(The posters in her room, the begging to role-play Pridelands, the waiting in line for the book…)
And Peanut is maturing, as well.
The Squee… http://www.housepetscomic.com/2010/03/22/getting-your-drama-face-on/
An Ultimate Fan?
But… but I was under the impression that, you know…
There can be only one.
Peanut should mature as he gets older, although whether he will ever be “adult” is debatable.
Sounds like a page out of Anne McCaffrey’s core fandom. I saw someone actually demonstrate that attitude about McCaffrey.
Anne Rice used to have a problem with people showing up at her house wearing fake plastic fangs.
also, Robert Pattinson (Edward Cullen) has a lot of trouble with female fans asking to be bitten.
don’t ask how I know this. >.>… <.<
I’d heard he was basically in living fangirl-type h*ll, but nothing like that. Total squick.
Stephen King’s “Misery” is total squick. Anything less is merely incomplete squick.
It’s always cute when Grape acts like a kid, contrary to her usual behavior. XD
Excellent job with the expressions as always!
I just love this contrast between them and themselves at the same time, like if they’ve switched parsonalities for some time there. Nice job Rick.
I hope this whole story won’t end with Grape gettin her heart broken by the author though. >.<
Ah, the imagination of an everyday crazy fan. It would have been quite if it wasn’t disturbing and creepy.
Bets Are Kinda Starting Slow! The Current Total Is 25 and a crumb Cookies. The Question Is This: Which Pets Will Be There And What Do You Think The Author Looks Like Or Is? Please Get To Bidding!
PS @ dalonewolf: I say MERRY CHRISTMAS! at the time of the holidays, so… ummm, MERRY CHRISTMAS!!!
What you wanna bet Grape’s biggest surprize is finding Miss Auburn isn’t even human? (10 cookies on that)
My theory. 20 cookies if she’s a cat, 25 if she’s a dog.
I thought we were betting on the secret santa.
This one is more likely to succeed, as we don’t know who’s going to get the stage of this arc, whether Peanut or Grape (which, at this point, is most likely Grape).
I bet 500 cookies that she’ll be breaking Grape’s heart at the end.
@FinalSilence: Well, in that case, Joyeux Noël! Feliz Navidad! Merry Christmas!
And a Happy New Year!
OK, 50 cookies on Grape realizing she’s only human, and accepting it in a heartwarming Christmas double strip where Peanut’s secret Santa gift is revealed as hilariously apropos.
in that case:
bet #1 King (Tarot may spoil him)
bet #2 Cat allergy
haha, I smell ratings
Me too, I- *looks at avatar*
…THERE CAN BE ONLY ONE!!!
Nah, just kidding.
Wait…nevermind. My King avatar that is exactly the same as yours isn’t showing. Odd…
It is fortunate you retracted that statement. I cannot allow another to stand in my way.
I do not even need to know you.
You only need to know me.
I will be The One! >:D
silly grape, didn’t she know the cake is a lie?
ya, i went there.
It may be a lie, but her dreams are STILL ALIVE
(I could make portal references all night long)
I am in awe of how you managed that. *claps*
*Flashback fro the time I saw Brandon Mull drunk out of him mind in a bar*
*Compares to the time I met Harrison Schmitt and he was a real, friendy nice guy*
so Peanut is Left-Handed, then
Awesome, I’m left-handed!
I think being left-handed is awesome, even if I’m right-handed :3
Okay, enter name here, where’d you get that avvie?
Third Panel: http://www.housepetscomic.com/2009/08/10/which-is-why-she-doesnt-talk-about-it-much/
second, my bad
Ah, how could I forget that one, and from one of my favorite arcs too! Gah!
*beats self with an arc reactor rod for reminder*
I think it’s kinda sinister.
why is that?
“Sinister” is derived from the Latin sinestra, meaning “left”.
In short, Argent was doing some multilingual word play.
Sinister and Dexter are archaic English terms for left and right, still used in heraldry.
I don’t mean anything bad by it. I’m ambiclumsy myself.
I think he’s more ambidextrous, in previous panels he’s used his right hand to write/draw.
Besides it’s not clear if he actually can use his left hand efficiently or if he’s just playing a game that doesn’t require much movement. (I sometimes switch to my left hand during long dialogues where I’m doing nothing but tapping the screen to keep the conversation going).
Hey Rick, could you enlighten us?
Good point there. He did use his right hand for drawing
I soooo want an avatar of fourth-panel Peanut. I just love that expression.
Try this. Remember to crop the picture to the desired width/height and enjoy.
Your welcome. I’m just here to help.
Of course, we ALL know RICK personally, from reading his comic and posting in his forum!
……. maybe if i offered cake….
no rly, no
Pffft, no one understands Rick. EVER.
Grape made Peanut lose a life, but he didn’t care.
Good boy. *gives him a biscuit*
(Notice the tiny skull “emote” in the last panel)
Oh, this is gonna be an arc…didn’t notice last time. Stupid me.
Oh, Grape X3 And whoops, looks like someone just lost a life.
Speaking of, dunno if anyone else has said it here yet, but Peanut’s a lefty? Why does this feel new to me? I know it shouldn’t…(Also, what game is he playing?)
And I dunno about you, but to play DS effectively, I can’t wear gloves–MAYYYBE one layer of the thin kind, but that’s it. Besides, up here in the upper Midwest, I’m to focused on the fact I’m freezing to play DS outside @_@;
That’s fur, not gloves. The only concession they’re making to the cold is the magic scarf.
I thought he meant the glove part as a completely separate point, motivated by the copious covering of snowflakes in the surroundings
(Supplemented surplusly with 10% more consonance!)
The gloves part was a separate point.
Must say, first time posting and I just have to tell you how unbeleivably funny this entire webcomic series/strips is/are. Please dont’ call the grammar nazis on me if I type anything wrong. I just wanted to tell you all that things with Grape seem to be going pretty well, too bad things may not end well…
Welcome! =D And why not?
Helloooo! It’s great to have you aboard!
I agree, won’t, and believe you may be right. She may find that Miss Auburn is not, in fact, larger-than-life… but is, rather, much the same size.
Well, maybe a little larger… I mean, heh, it’s only MISS AUBURN OMGGG
Also, what they said! Good to have you. ^_^
Don’t we all wish that we’d be able to have lunch with our heroes?
maybe they wouldn’tlike our food
True, not everyone likes dry Top Ramen. =D
Of course not! The Gods drink only Nectar.
…Wait, I can’t meet J.K. Rowling? Or Sonic? D:
And thus confirming my above statement
I’m for one more curious about what Peanut’s playing there. Small guess is that it’s Geometry Wars since it’s the only game I know of that I can play just using the stylus.
or scribblenauts. awesome game, that.
Or the Legend of Zelda Spirit Tracks… It uses stylus only too.
Whatever it is……he died……
I really like how you did thier expressions in this comic, especially peanut’s in the last panel.
I’m more surprised that Peanut is being the voice of reason here and Grape is pulling a Peanut.
Pridelands changes everything.
For example, http://www.housepetscomic.com/2010/03/22/getting-your-drama-face-on/
no, in that case, Tarot changes everything :3
They wouldn’t squee like that if it wasn’t Pridelands.
I totally agree with you on that.
has anyone notest that grape looks more like a girl now for some reason
Fangirl mode may include these side-effects: Insanity, hallucinations, extreme energy, looking more feminine, and loss of consciousness upon meeting a certain person.
I’ve noticed, maybe with all the comic posts that rick has done, he’s decided to change each character in a different way. If you look at the older comics, then look at today’s comics you’ll see some minor differences in appearance.
One of my friends met J.K Rowling.
no way! did they get an autograph?
is, like, J.K Rowling, God or something?
I just noticed this, what’s that little skull on frame 4 by peanut?
It represents death; it means something just died in his video game.
I’ve always associated that with the sound of Frogger getting run over. (Kind of like an amp being unplugged)
But that’s just me.
You’d think that there would’ve been a tower. x3
With the an exception Sansash, I do believe it means Peanut’s character just died due to him being distracted. But he obviously doesn’t mind so I’m assuming it’s not a very serious game.
I said “something” to cover all possibilities.
Derp. I just realized he’s holding a gameboy
Double Derp: He’s holding a DS.
way to kill it
I I had thought he wrote something very Evil
You know, for some odd reason, I have a feeling that Miss Auburn is going to be a dog… I don’t know why…
maybe a cat.. It’s about Pridelands, u know
Maybe she’s a hyena? Or a mongoose?
I wonder if Peanut would react the same way if he could meet Shigeru Miyamoto.
Maybe it’s just Peanut’s seldom-seen sly side coming out, but I can’t help feeling they’ve sort of swapped roles and partially personalities in this one…
I really oughta comment more.
But seeing Grape with her hopes so high is just <3
I second that.
Peanut is Left-Handed, so there’s something strange ’cause I’m Left-Handed, I like video games and I have a wii too, we have a lot in common. =P
Peanut is the clone of a lot of people. Avid reader, role player, and gamer.
Yes, that’d definitely me.
“I eat sandwiches… he eats sandwiches!”
You know… that earn my vote as well.
Its interesting seeing Peanut acting like the older brother that he is with Grape. I like it.
Peanut and Grape are like children in this one. : )
…I thought all housepets were supposed to be…
oh housepets…I love how you can make me smile when I’m feeling down. <3 thanks Rick. i really needed that. =3
In place of my own comment, I’m inclined to agree with every single word above.
Like the avatar, too
mmmmh … Coffee sounds good right now o.o
Grape is silly. “We will be buds! And then there will be cake.”
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