Maleficent Portents
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  1. Ryufire

    Cool Sabrina is back! :D

    • Jakkal

      and she seems to be queen fan, like me (I also got all queen CDs here).

      Her favorite songs:
      “It’s a kind of magic” and also
      “Who wants to live forever”
      :)

      • Veritas

        Not necessarily, alas! Maybe the CD she wanted to use had just been sitting in a car for a fortnight.

        • Tris

          Oh man, I hope that’s a Good Omens Ref. It sounds like one, and makes my day.

      • microbuss

        hehe I got a few Queen on record & cassette tape

    • KnightmareJoker36

      As well as I. Five months and a week, but I’ve returned. Hi ev’rybody!

      • gaboris

        Can’t remember you, but WELCOME BACK! :D

      • netherwolf

        Welcome back again from me too.Hope you catch up with the story till tomorrow :D

  2. rtlstien

    love the collar-scarf

  3. Tha Housedog

    That place is just like I imagined it!

    • RegularBird

      I’d just hate to drop a candle.

      • the Art Wolf

        you’d disturb the balance! O_o

        • RegularBird

          FIRE! FIRE EVERYWHERE!

          • the Art Wolf

            EY! IT BURNS!!

          • Riasiru

            Thus the reason why a proper temple is made of marble or some non-flammable building material… Or at least the ceremonial chambers.

  4. RegularBird

    You can still chant to Queen.

    • Val Kilmer Batman

      DUH! DUH! DUH! ANOTHER ONE BITES THE DUST!

      • SamBlob

        *stamp stamp clap* *stamp stamp clap* WE WILL, WE WILL ROCK YOU!

        • SomeRandomGeekNamedBrent

          *head bang* So you think you can stone me and spit in my eye.

          • Shiranai

            Don’t… stop… me… Cuz I’m having a good time. Having a GOOD TIME!!!
            There’s no stopping me!

          • AflacMan13

            “I’ve payed my dues, time after Tiiiiimme.
            I’ve done my sentence, but commited no criiimme.
            And bad mistakes, I’ve made a feeew.”

          • SomeRandomGeekNamedBrent

            I want it all, I want it all, I want it all, and I want it now.

    • Profesor Rod

      I see a little silhouetto of a man
      Scaramouch, Scaramouch, will you do the Fandango
      Thunderbolt and lightning, very, very frightening me
      (Galileo) Galileo (Galileo) Galileo, Galileo Figaro
      Magnifico-o-o-o-o
      I’m just a poor boy nobody loves me
      He’s just a poor boy from a poor family
      Spare him his life from this monstrosity

      Easy come, easy go, will you let me go?
      Bismillah! No, we will not let you go
      Let him go
      Bismillah! We will not let you go
      Let him go
      Bismillah! We will not let you go
      Let me go (Will not let you go)
      Let me go (Will not let you go) (Never, never, never, never)
      Let me go, o, o, o, o
      No, no, no, no, no, no, no
      (Oh mama mia, mama mia) Mama Mia, let me go
      Beelzebub has the devil put aside for me, for me, for me!

      • SomeRandomGeekNamedBrent

        I tink we’re getting close to having every lyric of Bohemian rhapsody on this page.

      • CalaverX11

        *headbang*

        • SomeRandomGeekNamedBrent

          So you think you can stone me and spit in my eye
          So you think you can love me and leave me to die
          Oh, baby, can’t do this to me, baby
          Just gotta get out, just gotta get right outta here

          • SomeRandomGeekNamedBrent

            and just so we don’t get past this comment without every lyric of Bohemian Rhapsody being posted:

            Is this the real life?
            Is this just fantasy?
            Caught in a landslide
            No escape from reality
            Open your eyes
            Look up to the skies and see
            I’m just a poor boy (Poor boy)
            I need no sympathy
            Because I’m easy come, easy go
            Little high, little low
            Any way the wind blows
            Doesn’t really matter to me, to me

            Mama just killed a man
            Put a gun against his head
            Pulled my trigger, now he’s dead
            Mama, life has just begun
            But now I’ve gone and thrown it all away
            Mama, ooh
            Didn’t mean to make you cry
            If I’m not back again this time tomorrow
            Carry on, carry on as if nothing really matters

            Too late, my time has come
            Sends shivers down my spine
            Body’s aching all the time
            Goodbye, everybody
            I’ve got to go
            Gotta leave you all behind and face the truth
            Mama, oooooooh (Anyway the wind blows)
            I don’t want to die
            Sometimes wish I’d never been born at all

            I see a little silhouetto of a man
            Scaramouch, Scaramouch, will you do the Fandango
            Thunderbolt and lightning, very, very frightening me
            (Galileo) Galileo (Galileo) Galileo, Galileo Figaro
            Magnifico-o-o-o-o
            I’m just a poor boy nobody loves me
            He’s just a poor boy from a poor family
            Spare him his life from this monstrosity

            Easy come, easy go, will you let me go?
            Bismillah! No, we will not let you go
            Let him go
            Bismillah! We will not let you go
            Let him go
            Bismillah! We will not let you go
            Let me go (Will not let you go)
            Let me go (Will not let you go) (Never, never, never, never)
            Let me go, o, o, o, o
            No, no, no, no, no, no, no
            (Oh mama mia, mama mia) Mama Mia, let me go
            Beelzebub has the devil put aside for me, for me, for me!

            So you think you can stone me and spit in my eye
            So you think you can love me and leave me to die
            Oh, baby, can’t do this to me, baby
            Just gotta get out, just gotta get right outta here

            Nothing really matters
            Anyone can see
            Nothing really matters
            Nothing really matters to me

          • SomeRandomGeekNamedBrent

            I meant past this comic.

          • Chaplin, A PERSON WHO COMMENTS

            Just…. Just…. Just give up….

          • SomeRandomGeekNamedBrent

            I was getting annoyed that we were skipping around and skipping single lines, so I just posted the whole thing.

          • LEGOZONE

            How come I was listening to Bohemian Rhapsody when I read this? :|

  5. Challenger01

    The “Best of Queen” was an awesome CD… Don’t see why Sabrina is complaining

    • RegularBird

      I can’t see how she can complain either.

      • Kov

        I don’t think its her complaining so much as saying “I put Queen in by accident and its all we’ve been listening to since cause its awesome.”

    • NeX

      Probably tarot didnt like chanting with queens ?

    • Argent Stonecutter

      Terry Pratchett. Good Omens: “Crowley was currently doing 110 mph somewhere east of Slough. Nothing about him looked particularly demonic, at least by classical standards. No horns, no wings. Admittedly he was listening to a Best of Queen tape, but no conclusions should be drawn from this because all tapes left in a car for more than about a fortnight metamorphose into Best of Queen albums.”

      • Moonie

        Squee! I knew that was a Good Omen’s reference! <3

        Thank you very much for that~ That is probably my favorite book~ (and below: Psh, who wouldn't want to summon Crowley! Especially if there is a chance if Aziraphale might pop up if he's pulling a favor for the old snake =3)

    • Scientist

      Guess Queen is too beautiful for dark magic.

      • Argent Stonecutter

        Too powerful. They’re likely to summon Crowley.

        • SomeRandomGeekNamedBrent

          used to be all you had to do to summon Crowley was bury a box at a cross roads. now he’s gotten all low and mighty and you need queen to get him up here.

          • SomeRandomGeekNamedBrent

            for the record, I’m referring to the Crowley in Supernatural, who is now pretty much king of hell.

          • Moonie

            The question is if you still need to give him a kiss or not when you are able to summon him…>3

          • SomeRandomGeekNamedBrent

            I think he makes the rules now, so whatever he wants.

  6. zero159

    Yay for candles

  7. netherwolf

    Sabrina in panel 1 and 4 almost look alike

    • Manix

      Copy and paste? :o

      • Naylorfan90

        Never! Rick-sama is too awesome to do such a thing!

      • FuRrY321

        Nope. Look closely at the little details, like the ears. Though the shading could be easily changed, it’s not quite the same.

      • WingedWolfGirl

        Line thickness is the same.
        If he had cut/pasted, panel 1 would have thicker outlines.

        • Frank

          Not necessarily; a good art program should let you adjust the line thickness after the fact. And at any rate, her body’s angle is different, so I think it’s pretty much moot

    • Lupin the Vapour

      She seems to do that face a lot. Just click her tag to see what I mean.

  8. KimbaWLion

    Am I the only one who thought Sabrina was seducing Peanut in the first panel?

    Probably

    • lightwolf21

      *does his usual thing* :3

      • Private Elliot

        Liiiiight ;3

      • Val Kilmer Batman

        A rather DYNAMIC ENTRANCE into the thread, wouldn’t you say?

      • Tha Housedog

        -_- Light, that’s just sad.

      • Naylorfan90

        I don’t get it.

        • Tha Housedog

          Light joked about shipping Sabrina and Peanut together…it WAS a joke, right, Light?

          • SomeRandomGeekNamedBrent

            if it wasn’t, Fido and Tarot will gang up on him. She can most likely transcend the boundary between our universes.

    • A New Housepets! fan

      Sabrina wont dare to seduce Peanut, else she might get a mind-slap by Tarot :D

    • AflacMan13

      Nice Avie man.

      • KimbaWLion

        Only the best :)

  9. IceKitsune

    lol Queen rules and Yay Sabrina

  10. Russiarules1

    QUEEN!!!
    This is for the Champions, my friend!
    We will keep reading till the end!

    Queen is just awesome, like The Beetles, ACDC, Guns N’ Roses, Weird Al Yankovic etc…
    And that’s a creepy room, if you ask me

    • Scientist

      You get +10 internetz for summing up my opinion about this webcomic in two edited song verses.
      Come to think of it… replace “my opinion” with “the opinion of every reader with good taste”.

  11. NeX

    Thankyou everyone for the welcoms, and hi ( for previous comic posts ), im from a country… eeeh… a retarded country named Moldova ( imma move from here when im 18 )

    • netherwolf

      hah..dude,i’m just the same way as you.I’m also from retarded country – Bulgaria and i too want to move somewhere else when i’m 18 (1 more year).What a coincidence a? :D

      • Russiarules1

        Looks like I am not the only one… Good!

        • NeX

          i suppose your a russian ?

          • Russiarules1

            Niet, I’m Mexican.

          • NeX

            oh okay, even if i live in moldova my main language is russian lol

          • anon_omis

            I live in a retarded country too-the USA

          • NeX

            retarded or not i wanna live there o3o

          • Manix

            Try Canada eh?

          • NeX

            oh.. I actually was thinking of it x3 but USA is cool too

          • SomeRandomGeekNamedBrent

            USA is full of fat people. and we’re okay with it.

          • Vlad thd Cat

            Im ok with fat people, they are… whats the word.. comish, fun, ? :/ lol

          • anon_omis

            That, and because of the huge partism (someone check my spelling) with Republicans and Democrats, nothing gets done with any efficiency on capital hill

          • Frank

            Capitol Hill”
            You know that white building with its dome on stilts? It’s called the Capitol.

            Sorry, Spelling nazi moment.

          • Argent Stonecutter

            You know who else was a spelling nazi? Hit… wait… nevermind.

          • SomeRandomGeekNamedBrent

            well, Hitler did write a book, so I’m sure he spelled a good many words.

          • MrMutt

            Hitler dictated his books (two I believe) and someone else typed them for him. So that someone spelled a good many words. :)

          • SomeRandomGeekNamedBrent

            I stand corrected, then. He may not have been a Nazi who spelled.

          • Frank

            If the typist was female, we can be sure he miss-spelled!

          • SomeRandomGeekNamedBrent

            he started dictating in prison, so I doubt it. also, have we actually missed a chance for a dictating dictator joke?

          • MrMutt

            You know. I totally missed that chance. Skipped joyfully past me.

          • SomeRandomGeekNamedBrent

            I almost did too, until I typed that he started dictating.

        • SamBlob

          I’m from Jamaica. If I could move to Querétaro, I would.

        • Blaze

          Canada!!!

          Where abouts Manix?

      • NeX

        yep, 1 more year + a couple of days for me ( b-day hint lol )… And bulgaria isnt retarded, at least its known xD im sure no one heard of moldova, its such a small country

        • netherwolf

          Correction..Bulgaria may be known,but you have no idea what misery it is.I don’t want to begin explaining it because it would take all morning and i need some shut eye.And btw..I HAVE herd of Moldova :) :D

          • NeX

            >:O you did ? Okay but 1 person is not much… And moldova’s in misery too if you ask me xD

          • netherwolf

            Ok,if you say so.So we live in misery,who cares..2 more years and it’s goodbye misery :D .But it’s good to see someone else that wakes up in 8 am to see the new comic :D

        • netherwolf

          correction …1 more year..my mistake :X

          • NeX

            yea x3

          • NeX

            Where are you from then ? Wait, would be great if everyone post where are they from ? x3

          • netherwolf

            Yeah it would be great.Hopefully the others live somewhere more Un-miserable :D

          • NeX

            soo you didnt say where are you from xD

          • netherwolf

            Bulgaria – Varna xD

          • NeX

            Oh yea.. im still sleepy so i forgot ( actually missunderstood but nvm ) so sorry xD

          • netherwolf

            no problem..i’m also a bit on the sleepy side..when i wake up i just can’t fall asleep after a while..quite a bummer if you ask me :X

          • anon_omis

            No country is not miserable I don’t know if you know, but the world economy has been taking a down turn since 2009

          • Vlad the Cat

            Тест – chirillic test

          • A New Housepets! fan

            make it Cyrillic :)

        • Argent Stonecutter

          I’ve heard of it, but I keep wanting to spell it with an “I” as “moldovia”.

          • NeX

            if in russian, it’ll be “moldavia”, so your close enough xP

          • Argent Stonecutter

            Apparently you can’t enter comments in Cyrillic.

          • NeX

            we can’t or not allowed to?

          • Argent Stonecutter

            When I tried it just refreshed the page without posting anything.

          • Vlad the Cat

            i misplaced the test, its a bit higher. Well chirillic works

          • Argent Stonecutter

            Weird. I guess I’m not leet enough.

          • Rick Griffin

            I don’t allow comments in Cyrillic because there was a rash of russian spam a while back, and it seemed the easiest thing to do

          • Argent Stonecutter

            それは、それを説明する!

          • NeX

            lol, russians attacking HP …. IM NOT EVIL D:

          • Shiranai

            @ Argent
            マジ? (T_T)

          • Argent Stonecutter

            はい!

          • Shiranai

            やれやれ

          • Argent Stonecutter

            Google Translate lets me be a barbarian in many languages!

          • Shiranai

            Ah.

      • A New Housepets! fan

        just wait a second? you are bulgarian? god bless i am not the only one! And for christ sake, don’t you DARE to call our beloved country RETARDED! (sorry, bit of a weak spot)

        • A New Housepets! fan

          Besides, we are the most UNIQUE people in Europe, sadly in both means of it, yet we are here from more than 1300 years. yet i think i know why you call our country like that – the politics are quite a mob, anyways i don’t know if you are aware but our historical monuments + nature beauties, if managed at they best, are able to put all of Europe’s best in the pocket. (well i don’t mean insult to anyone at all, yet that is true – for example we have the oldest gold trinkets in the known world)

          • A New Housepets! fan

            ok i know that this maybe boring and insulting for some people but well, just had to say it (i know i am a new guy and all, being yapping some stuff that probably no one cares about, but still i hope you guys to get my point)

          • Vlad the Cat

            Bulgarians invading HousePets, OH MY GOOOOOOO- thats cool

          • netherwolf

            Ok,I admit that i overreacted with the “retard” thing,but still Bulgaria has sum “pluses”,but there are still many things that need to change.They said on national news that we are the second worst country in Europe…Maby we are second because of the oldest golden artifacts that my friend was speking about..I don’t know….

          • Vlad the Cat

            was moldova in that list ? XD

          • netherwolf

            Don’t know :D ,do you want it to be in the list xD

          • NeX

            not that i want or no but im pretty sure moldova should be there xD

        • netherwolf

          COOL.. Hey “A New Housepets! fan” if you really from bulgaria (and i sertanly hope so) where do you live,i mean in which town (pls tell me it’s Varna),because i also tought that i’m the only one in Bulgaria that knows the wonders of Housepets

    • Erkhyan

      Well hello there and welcome to the club of people who want to leave their retarded country. In my case it’ Madagascar but… if I wanted to leave when tuning 18, I’m over eight years late now. SOMEBODY GET ME OUTTA HERE!

      • netherwolf

        if i had a privet airplane i’d get ya out of there

      • Argent Stonecutter

        Madagascar has the coolest animals.

        • Vlad the Cat

          This.

      • anon_omis

        Isn’t that like the only African country without civil unrest?

        • Blaze

          I think i heard this somewhere, but i’m pretty sure the entire island is also being clear cut to make way for resorts…or something like that…

          *sigh*

          • anon_omis

            and this suprises you?

    • phantomBR

      HA, my country is worst.
      I live in Brazil

      • Russiarules1

        I don’t really think so, Mexico is one of the 6 most violent countries in the world… how sad.

      • Argent Stonecutter

        Richard Feynman liked Brazil, so it can’t be all bad.

      • Naylorfan90

        Dudes…are we really trying to make a competition about who’s country is worse? Really?

      • Argent Stonecutter

        I live in Texas. That’s like a whole other country.

        • SomeRandomGeekNamedBrent

          and some wish to make it official.

          • Russiarules1

            Actually, Texas was a country… like for 10 years.

  12. xhunterko

    Lights please?
    Eeeeeeeeeee~*…
    (did, did I almost just type that? wow)

  13. Greek Geek

    Oh my goodness, Is that a Good Omens reference I see there? :D

  14. anon_omis

    Alt text plz!!!

  15. the Art Wolf

    Speaking of Tarot, where is that cute little psychic pomeranian?

    • netherwolf

      Probably speaking with someone in an other dimension.

      • RegularBird

        Or a restroom break.

        • the Art Wolf

          she probably forsaw herself getting stuck in snow trying to reach peanut so she just stayed home to enjoy her hot cup of I Can Believe It’s not Chocolate. :3

          • Blaze

            This

      • Frank

        I’m going to second Netherwolf on this one

        • netherwolf

          10x dude

    • Elwood Blutarsky

      Off panel, duh. Being so allows Sabrina and Peanut to meet face-to-face for the first time in the comic.

      • Val Kilmer Batman

        I hardly think it’s the first time. First of all, she knows Grape, and they’ve probably been hanging out and gossiping about Max. Also, she isn’t exactly a new cat, and the characters all knew each other before the comic started (that sounds weird, but you know what I mean).

        • SomeRandomGeekNamedBrent

          he said “in the comic” which implies that any time they’ve met before has been off panel.

  16. Jennifer the Dark

    Go alchemy circles!

    • anon_omis

      Not an alchemy circle

      • Val Kilmer Batman

        Oh isn’t it?

        You obviously don’t watch THE ANIMES.

        Actually. The pentagram is a fairly common symbol in a lot of practices, Five points representing the elements and either contained in or breaking free from a containing circle.

        • NeX

          FullMetal alchemist ftw ? x3

          • Manix

            Thats a good one :D

          • Val Kilmer Batman

            Yup.

            Also, Dresden files: your source for psuedo-plausible magic systems. Because it’s magic, how plausible does it have to be?

          • Val Kilmer Batman

            Of course, those are books. Not THE ANIMES. If there is a god, let them never be THE ANIMES; instead, they need to make a gritty animated movie using younger Clint Eastwood as a model for the main character.

            This is my dream.

          • The Broken Fox

            “This dark chanting CD has been passed down in my family for generations!” :D

          • SomeRandomGeekNamedBrent

            there was a short lived Dresden files TV show. the American was played by a British guy and the British guy was played by an American.

          • Val Kilmer Batman

            I am sad that I will never be able to watch this show, for it can never live up to my expectations.

            Dresden played by a Brit? Who is the British guy being played by an American?

          • SomeRandomGeekNamedBrent

            guess he wasn’t really British, he was just played with a British accent like most people in the media. It was Bob.

          • SomeRandomGeekNamedBrent

            but I think it was only a slight accent.

    • SomeRandomGeekNamedBrent

      they’re called transmutation circles, and I’m pretty sure most of them are more complex than a simple pentagram.

      • A New Housepets! fan

        not most of them – ALL of them, and this isn’t transmutation circle, them circles don’t have candles.

        • SomeRandomGeekNamedBrent

          true.

  17. Private Elliot

    I wonder if they have a pentagram in the oven again.

    • the Art Wolf

      well there’s no power so it’s probably just sitting there… cold… :/

      • Private Elliot

        That’s why they used actual fire.

        Or, the pentagram generates its own heat.

      • Frank

        Maybe it’s a gas oven?

        • silverfang16

          Still need a spark to start it…..unless they have matches.

  18. The Wolf Kin

    Interesting house, I’d visit. It’s good to see Sabrina again.

  19. Nohbody

    For those browsing via mobile devices or otherwise unable to see the alt text: “Don’t worry, we’re not making PACTS . . . we’ve been asking them to fill out surveys”

    • NeX

      Thankyou, it’d be nice to see the alt text in every strip comic ( 8 hour difference between the comic time and me, which means its morning here xD )

      • Frank

        You lucky dog
        …er… cat…er…

        • Vlad the Cat

          cat xD

  20. Keenan

    QUEEN!!! Oh joy!

  21. LegendaryHero

    Not a lot of snowing in being done here. Max, Bino, and Peanut getting outside and whatnot.

    • Alechsa

      Max and Bino were thrown out a window with shovels to work off their excess energy (or else they live higher on the hill and had less snow in the yard….), and Peanut dug a tunnel to Tarot’s as he said he would do many strips back.

    • NeX

      and if peanut is out, so is grape… And i thought grape and peanut would have their time alone in this arc :I

    • Rayne

      I assumed the police wear digging pathways.

      • SomeRandomGeekNamedBrent

        is that a new clothing brand?

        • NeX

          Haha, thats funny. I think he meant ”were”

          • SomeRandomGeekNamedBrent

            I know, I just enjoy being annoying. :P

        • WingedWolfGirl

          New designer brand; Ah-La “Digging Pathways”
          Lol!!!

          • SomeRandomGeekNamedBrent

            tunneling through the fashion world.

        • A New Housepets! fan

          You guys are evil :D

    • Frank

      The snow-plow has already passed; the streets are free

  22. Hopper200456

    Heheheheh…..Made me laugh
    …..
    CRUD NOW QUEENS STUCK IN MY HEAD!
    >.<

    • Elwood Blutarsky

      They will, they will, rock you.

      • Russiarules1

        We are the champions, my friend…

        • Val Kilmer Batman

          Born to be Kings, Princes of the Universe…

          • Manix

            ♪She’s a lover ohhh ohh a little girl♪

          • SamBlob

            “Walkin’ down the street shootin’ people that I meet with a rubber Tommy water gun…”

          • SomeRandomGeekNamedBrent

            Is this the real life? is this just fantasy? caught in a landslide no escape from reality.

          • anon_omis

            Easy come, easy go, will you let me go-o

          • Argent Stonecutter

            No I will not let you go!

          • anon_omis

            Im just a poor boy, no one ever loved me

          • SomeRandomGeekNamedBrent

            he’s just a poor boy from a poor family. spare him his life from this monstrosity.

          • Argent Stonecutter

            I’m just a poor boy, I need no sympathy.
            Because I’m easy come, easy go, little high, little low.
            Any way the wind blows, doesn’t really matter to me.

          • SomeRandomGeekNamedBrent

            MAMAAAA. ooOOOOOoooo. didn”t mean to make you cry. If I’m not back again this time tomorrow.

          • anon_omis

            are we going to find a way to incorrperate song lyrics into EVERY strip?!?!?! not that im complaining

          • SomeRandomGeekNamedBrent

            I hope so, this is fun.

        • anon_omis

          the only problem is sooner or latter im going to make an oldies reference and no one will get it

          • SomeRandomGeekNamedBrent

            try us. we might get it.

          • anon_omis

            we will see. but since a band is actually mentioned, it would be weird to reference a different group.

          • SomeRandomGeekNamedBrent

            yes, it would. try us the next chance you get.

          • anon_omis

            *quest accepted*…..wait! did i just type that?….*yes i did*…. hey! get out its my turn!

  23. garbud

    That house is scary

    • Elwood Blutarsky

      I don’t even know if we want to know what their owner does for a living.

      • Val Kilmer Batman

        He is a WIZARD.

        OBVIOUSLY.

        • Manix

          Doesn’t mickey work for him? 030

        • NeX

          Why would a magical dragon have an owner ? xD

          • Val Kilmer Batman

            She made a bargain with the Wizard. She poses as his pet, and he gives her a decent cover story. In exchange, he gets to brag to all his Wizard-buddies about his pet dragon when they go out for Wizard-drinks at the Wizard-soda-shop

          • NeX

            well thats more LOGICAL… hehe… logical magic…. did i say that ?

          • Elwood Blutarsky

            Tarot’s not the dragon, she’s just her avatar. Just like how King isn’t Pete.

          • SomeRandomGeekNamedBrent

            king wasn’t even an actual avatar, as Pete never actually took control of his body.

          • NeX

            tarot IS the dragon :I lemme find the strip …

          • NeX
          • SomeRandomGeekNamedBrent

            yes, she is. However, I think that she was a separate being who gave herself over to becoming the spirit dragon. somewhat like multiple personalities, only with transformation.

  24. Avansis

    I don’t see why they can’t chant with the Best of Queen. Just sitting around the pentagram and sing with Freddie Mercury.

    • Scientist

      Cuz Queen is too awesome to be dark?

    • A New Housepets! fan

      if someone has to be dark that is lordi :)

  25. Firewolf

    Gosh pagan phsycics freak me out.

    • Val Kilmer Batman

      You now realize that “pagan” means “non-Christian” and was originally a word for “villager”. Also “infidel” was first used as a slur against non-Christians during the Crusades.

      Because knowing is half the battle.

      • Argent Stonecutter

        Barbarian!

        • SamBlob

          Does that mean “bearded”, “red-bearded”, or just “someone who isn’t Roman or Greek”?

          • Argent Stonecutter

            What makes you think Romans aren’t barbarian?

          • Rick Griffin

            No, it was the Latin way of making fun of their speech; to them, the germanics and gauls sounded like they were saying “bar bar bar”, so they were known as Barbarians

          • Argent Stonecutter

            Greek. It was first used by Homer* to mean “someone who doesn’t speak Greek well”, well before there was a Rome. By the time the Romans arrived in Greece and started copying them, it had mutated to mean “anyone who isn’t a Greek” and sometimes “everyone who isn’t from MY city-state”. Particularly those tossers from Sparta.

            * Don’t give me a hard time about ‘Homer didn’t really exist’, you know what I mean….

          • Rick Griffin

            Oh that’s right, my mistake

      • SamBlob

        These days, it seems Muslims and Christians use the word “infidel” at each other. I would guess it means “one not of the faith”.

        • A New Housepets! fan

          hey, there are three main branches of Christians – Eastern, Catholics and Protestants (ok i don’t know exactly how it is written) and ever since the “Holy Crusades” they are acting differently to Muslims (OK just turned into lector … again)

          • Argent Stonecutter

            Eastern, Catholics, Protestants, and Anglicans. :D

          • SomeRandomGeekNamedBrent

            Anglicanism is actually considered a branch of protestantism, as are Methodists, Baptists, Lutherans, and a few others.

          • Argent Stonecutter

            Whether Anglicanism is more Protestant or Catholic is widely debated by Protestants, Catholics, and Anglicans. Strictly speaking, the term Protestant should be restricted to the churches that resulted from the movement started by Luther’s 95 theses… whereas Anglicanism is more “the King of England had a hissy fit”.

          • SomeRandomGeekNamedBrent

            or more accurately, the King wanted a son, so he had to trade in his hag for a younger model.

          • Argent Stonecutter

            Well, he thought he did, but as it turns out he was mistaken *. Regardless, Henry VIII wasn’t in any sense a reformer, had no objection to Catholic doctrine, and in fact disagreed violently with Luther. It was all politics.

            Anglicanism is more “Catholic Light”. Great taste, less filling.

            * So I guess Papal Infallibility didn’t rub off on him.

          • A New Housepets! fan

            Note to self: NEVER (and i mean EVER!) speak of religion in HP-s!

          • SomeRandomGeekNamedBrent

            It’s not like we’re actually debating the doctrines and beliefs of religion, we’re just discussing the organization of said religion. No opinions, just facts.

          • Argent Stonecutter

            Heck, we didn’t even start on Arianism and Nestorianism and their modern spinoffs like the Jehovah’s Witnesses.

          • SomeRandomGeekNamedBrent

            and we’re mainly sticking to Christianity, leaving out Buddhism, Hinduism, Zoroastrianism, Taoism, Confucianism, Shintoism, Judaism, and any other religion I’ve neglected to mention.

          • Argent Stonecutter

            You neglected to mention Islam!

          • SomeRandomGeekNamedBrent

            Follow the path of our replies. Islam has been mentioned.

          • Argent Stonecutter

            Context fail. Never mind.

            How about Scientology?

          • SomeRandomGeekNamedBrent

            I refuse to acknowledge that as a real religion, but even if I accepted it, I said “and any other religion I’ve neglected to mention,” which is inclusive.

      • Frank

        “pagan” simply means “without gods” (as in “that thing you’re worshipping? Yeah, they don’t count”) and this irks me to no end

        • silverfang16

          I second this.

  26. DZ

    In an occult enough setting, every CD turns into the Best of Queen within a fortnight.

    • Val Kilmer Batman

      I don’t often actually laugh at things I read on the web anymore; mostly I just crack a smile.

      I done guffawed.

    • SamBlob

      I would have thought they would turn into Their Satanic Majesties Request.

      “Allow me to introduce myself, I am a man of wealth and taste…”

    • Naylorfan90

      Odd, I thought they turned into Voltaire. :3

  27. Pecan

    Mistake.
    Riiiiiiiiiiight. ^.~

  28. Val Kilmer Batman

    I keep thinking he’s wearing the Spot (Superdog) cape in panel 3 :D

  29. Argent Stonecutter

    Beelzebub has a devil put aside for meeeeee……..

    • SomeRandomGeekNamedBrent

      for meeeee………

      • Argent Stonecutter

        Is this the real life?

        • Leinad

          or is this just fantasy?

          • SomeRandomGeekNamedBrent

            caught in a land slide

          • SomeRandomGeekNamedBrent

            no escape from reality.
            Open your eyes
            Look up to the skies and see

  30. Skyen

    Any music left in a CD-player for more than about a fortnight metamorphoses into a “Best of Queen” album – to paraphrase Terry Pratchett and Neil Gaiman.

  31. Rayne

    If I went over a girls house and saw that I’d either be thinking one of two things.

    1.”oh my god Oh my god this girl s scary must escape relationship.”
    2″I have found the best girl EVER!”

  32. Tails41347

    That… devil’s star. We are going to die! ;o

    • Argent Stonecutter

      Pentagram.

      • Tails41347

        No it’s the devil’s star! (A) xD

        • Argent Stonecutter
          • Tails41347

            Arg i know! x3

          • SomeRandomGeekNamedBrent

            read the article again, this one is in a circle, so it’s a pentacle.

          • Argent Stonecutter

            Picky picky. Now we just need to get King in the picture:

            The King of Pentacles is the card of worldly success, ultimate fulfilment, material satisfaction, and high ambition. He sits upon a throne decorated with carvings of bulls and vines and his robe is covered with embroidered grapevines rich with fruit. At his feet and all around him are vines, flowers, and plants of all sorts, representing the highest attainment of material success. In his right hand he holds the sceptre of his power and in his left he holds a golden coin, symbolic of his material influence. Behind him is his castle, the symbol of all he has built through his efforts and determination.

          • Leinad

            it’s also called a “joke”, argent. you might want to look that up one day.

  33. NeX

    lol i’ve spent my whole school-day sitting here and posting/replying. Best school day ever :D

    • anon_omis

      i would do that, but i actually care about my future

    • SomeRandomGeekNamedBrent

      my school blocks the comments.

  34. Vlad thd Cat

    Changed my name because NeX is used a lot in the internet :I found this out yesterday

    • gaboris

      Ya made a new gravatar acc or there’s a way to change the name? :O

  35. Valerio

    Sabrina is x-tra cute today! Darkness so becomes her! :D

  36. Ilovehousepets

    I love queen! their songs had weird lyrics, but that made them COOLER!

  37. E

    Run peanut don’t be a virgin sacrifice

    • Ilovehousepets

      what?

    • Frank

      Peanut wears a veil and a dress and proclaims the glory of The Lord?

      • Chaplin, A PERSON WHO COMMENTS

        CORRECT!! You win -2 internets!

    • A New Housepets! fan

      As i said somewhere above (or below?) Sabrina wont dare to do something bad to Peanut, else she will get mind-slap(or punch) from Tarot.

  38. Salenstormwing

    They’ve been making them fill out surveys? That’s totally worst than packs! Those fuzzy fiends!

  39. A New Housepets! fan

    Hey guys, how’s it going today?
    … well don’t answer that :) … anyways
    that pentagram scares me … wait just a second! WHAT are they going to summon? Pete? Or that n-tailed fox?
    Peanut, i hope Tarot was prepared for your arrival, else this would be bad! (sorry, fear of the pentagram is appearing again)

    • Vlad the Cat

      I think that pentagram is always there.. you know… just in case

      • madmoney

        ALWAYS!!!!!!!

      • A New Housepets! fan

        kinda think of it (sorry if i made a typo) there’s nothing to worry about. Since Tarot/Spirit dragon is in love with Peanut i bet she wont let anyone to do something to him

        • Chaplin, A PERSON WHO COMMENTS

          Just go with the flow and enjoy the satanic ritual.

    • SomeRandomGeekNamedBrent

      the multi-tailed fox is known as great Kitsune according to the tags.

      • anon_omis

        UGH!! you just reminded me of where i found this comic!!

        • Argent Stonecutter

          Why UGH?

          • anon_omis

            i found out about it while on a site that I cant mention because kids might be commenting

          • SomeRandomGeekNamedBrent

            you literally can’t mention it. The mods won’t let you.

          • anon_omis

            well no, i could, but i dont want to screw up the lives of any kids reading this. try googling “housepets” and see what else it suggests for a search

  40. Argent Stonecutter

    I like the candle light hilighting Sabrina’s face and neck.

  41. Chaplin, A PERSON WHO COMMENTS

    Holding a satanic ritual to 80’s rock I see.

  42. Frank

    I still can’t believe we had 167 comments when it was only 9:30 EST

  43. silverfang16

    Ugg, the pentagram gets labeled under satanic again……what a world.

    • Frank

      And suddenly, 1,000 little kids struggling to “get their stars to come out right” freeze in horror

      • silverfang16

        That’s what I thought when I was little! I had been drawing them for years.

        • SomeRandomGeekNamedBrent

          I still draw them

    • SomeRandomGeekNamedBrent

      it’s only satanic when drawn on the floor or wall in the blood of some innocent animal. I also believe it needs to be drawn within a circle to be a true pentagram, otherwise it’s just a star.

      • SomeRandomGeekNamedBrent

        nope, the circle one is a pentacle. I think that’s the only one that’s satanic.

        • Argent Stonecutter

          It’s not effective unless it’s on the wall. Demons hate showing up on their backs. (see Niven’s short story Convergent Series).

  44. Acey Winters

    sheeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeerrrrrr HEART ATTACK

  45. MYichao

    Yay Tarot’s back! Well…sort of.

    Is this the start of a new story arc? :D

    • SomeRandomGeekNamedBrent

      no, it’s a continuation of the snow arc.

  46. FuRrY321

    Blarg… too… many… comments… what I get for not getting out of bed until 11:30am EST on a P.A. day…

    By the way, listening to the song Preliator (or is that Prediator?) by Globus, I can just think of an awesome video montage of Sabrina summoning something to it.

    Seriously. Go check out Preliator (Prediator works too) by Globus. You’ll see what I mean.

    • Frank

      P.A. day?

      Also, is that Florence?

  47. sketcherofstuff

    Hearing Freddy Mercury singing in the middle of a pitch black room would be really creepy…

  48. FerreTrip

    I think the spirits would be too busy rocking out to one of Queen’s songs to listen to them. X3;

    And they’d BETTER just be making them do surveys…*nervous shuffle*

  49. anon_omis

    i know there is no snow in this one, but this arc is (hopfully) going to be me this Wed.

    • SomeRandomGeekNamedBrent

      I just need one to two more snowdays to push the teacher workday to Friday/Monday so I can get a three day weekend after mid-terms.

      • Z-Zman

        good for you. i wish it snowed here in LA. my 65 yr old dad said there was snow here when he was 3

        • SomeRandomGeekNamedBrent

          yeah, I would hate to live there. but apparently, if there’s a snow day, the workday stays on Thursday, the extra exams get canceled.

          • anon_omis

            ya but snowdays for you are like 2in.

          • SomeRandomGeekNamedBrent

            true. that or Ice.

          • anon_omis

            ha! ice! dont make me laugh! we got almost belowe zero out here in Chicagoland and it was just another day, no school cancelations or anything. by the way, i remember hearing somewhere that on of the highways going in and out of Chicago are on the worlds deadlest roads because of all tha black ice that forms EVERY year.

          • SomeRandomGeekNamedBrent

            Which is why I’m glad I live in VA.

          • anon_omis

            ya but some dont like it hot. I was in that area for the BSA National Jamboree last summer and it almost killed me

          • SomeRandomGeekNamedBrent

            agreed. That’s why (other than marching band) I don’t go out during the summer that much.

  50. WingedWolfGirl

    The spirits will file surveys? O.O

  51. RegularBird

    Some random dude played Queen on his speakers in my classroom today,
    then cut it off half way.

  52. Leinad

    judging by Sabrina’s face in the final panel, i’m not sure “best of queen” was a mistake…

  53. Shady Kitsune

    Maybe it’s just the darkness and candles everywhere clouding my judgement, but Sabrina and Tarot live in a HUGE house.

    • Chaplin, A PERSON WHO COMMENTS

      Who do they even live with???

      OOOOoooOOOOoooOO?!

      • SomeRandomGeekNamedBrent

        well, they live with people, but nobody lives with them.

  54. Javier

    Innuendo, the best song for rituals, blackouts or just let your body feel somewhere else

  55. Cruzor

    For those who thinks/thought that in panel one that Sabrina looked like she was attempting to seduce Peanut…Just remember that Sabrina is Fido’s secret girlfriend…By the way just because she is secretly dating Fido doesn’t mean she is into every male dog that walks within her proximity…Besides Tarot/Spirit Dragon would inpart her wrath upon Sabrina for such a breach in their friendship and/or apprenticeship agreement.

    • anon_omis

      well she is a cat, so she kind of makes that mischivous (some one check my spelling) face that could be confused for a seuductive one. look at Max’s 2 strips back

      • SomeRandomGeekNamedBrent

        Oh no, Max was seducing Bino!!!
        also, it’s mischievous.

        • anon_omis

          thanks, im actually on a computer instead of my iPhone so i dont get spell check

      • Cruzor

        I get the whole mischevious look…I had read earlier on this comment page that someone had thought that Sabrina looked like she was attempting to seduce Peanut…Though anyone who has been viewing this series knows that would be bad form for her to even think of doing such a thing.

        • Hoheh

          Fido (boyfriend) and Maxwell (ex-boyfriend) notwithstanding, she’s not even particularly flirtatious beyond her usual personality. Your observation sounds pretty spot-on.

        • A New Housepets! fan

          I will get annoying for constantly write that, but i will say it again – Sabrina will never try to seduce Peanut as Hoheh said cause of Fido (boyfriend) and cause of Tarot (her teacher), who will do nothing less than mind-slap(punch) Sabrina if she tries to.

  56. Hoheh

    Queen must be too catchy for proper concentration.

  57. awesomecooper

    Everyone seems to be talking about queen now!?!? It is a great band though, one of the best.

  58. A New Housepets! fan

    Hey, guys, how are you today? (don’t answer that please :) )
    i just happen to find an interesting video of Housepets! at one of our country Youtube-looking sites. It seems a bit old and it has a lot of fanmade stuff. SOME might not be able to see it, but to those that can – hope they enjoy it (will try to find it in youtube too). Hope Rick wont be mad. Here it is : http://www.vbox7.com/play:2864e20a.

  59. theblackcateyes

    i Like the first panel, the face of SAbrina and Peanut is so awesome, i have 2 questions:

    first one: Where is TArot??? i don’t get it if she is a physic she kwon that peanut is looking her??’
    second one: What song from Queen is? i expected that could be bohemian rhapsody
    I LOVE THAT SONG

    • Argent Stonecutter

      Track list for “Best of Queen”:

      Heaven For Everyone
      We Will Rock You
      A Kind Of Magic
      Radio Ga Ga
      I Want To Break Free
      Friends Will Be Friends
      We Are The Champions
      Don’t Stop Me Now
      Innuendo
      Bicycle Race
      Who Wants To Live Forever
      Bohemian Rhapsody
      The Show Must Go On

  60. gaboris

    Got a bit late again, but here I am. XD
    This strip looks great(it’s minimalistic yeah, but the lighting and the atmosphere is just great :3), but I can’t get over the fact that it freaking creeps me out! XP
    I never cared much for Queen although I like some of his music nor did I ever hear abour that Good Omen book(I guess it’s a book) so I couldn’t get it on my own, but after reading the comments it’s cool. This is why I love reading almost the whole list of comments… even if it gets sidetracked to religion sometimes. X3

  61. Nintendosagafan

    LOLZ thats ONE way to have lighting all round XD

  62. Mettlebird

    Awwwwwwwwwwwwwwwwwwwwwww!!!!! Now I’m sad! I’ve been reading the comics since three days ago, and now I’m all caught up! Now I haz 2 wait… D-: but too funny lolz. Tarrot is so creepy and yet funny… Reminds me of this girl at my school… O.e now THAT is weird… She seems just like this girl at school, creepy, and can tell fortunes that usually cone true… e.O

    • SomeRandomGeekNamedBrent

      read through the archives again. It’s what I did my first time catching up.

      • netherwolf

        I second that thought.

  63. tagat

    Haha I love how Peanut always has a huge smile on his face like in Panel 1

  64. anon_omis

    WHAT!?!?!?! no new strip for Wed.!?!?! depending on where Rick lives, he might have gotten hit by the blizzard thats currently battering my house

  65. anon_omis

    gravatar check

    • anon_omis

      ok why wont it work?

      • anon_omis

        hey!! now it works!!! and i dont think anyone else has used this! (please correct me if im wrong)