Sorry guys, my laptop is in need of repairs again, and I don’t have same-day or overnight repairs anymore since the warranty expired. I’m probably not going to be able to have it repaired until this weekend.

Discussion (55) ¬

  1. Elwood Blutarsky

    Well here’s hoping it’s a cheap repair and your files for work and/or school, if there were any, can recovered. Have a good week and we’ll see ya next week.

  2. zeroslash

    Laptops are the bane of technology and computer science. Get a desktop. Real men use desktops.

    Seriously though, hope your laptop gets repaired this weekend.

    • Deadly-Bagel
      • ConfusedAtYou

        For a thousand dollars I could build you two desktops that are way better then that laptop. Seriously, why do people pay this much laptops? Also that laptop retails at 1300$ – 1800$. You’ve got to be kidding me. Laptops are worthless.

        On the other hand I wish you the best of luck Rick.

  3. Cyndaquazy

    D: That’s TWO comics I won’t have updates for for the rest of the week!

    • ben

      I just went to your page and it reminds me of a Geocities page from ‘97. Where did you get your avatar/ what is it?

      • LegendaryHero

        Bulbasaur from vgcats’ Super Effective!

  4. SylverWolfe

    I despise laptops. Mine gives me trouble all the time. I hope you get yours repaired soon and that it isn’t too serious. See you soon.

    • Frank

      But what’s the alternative (as far as being able to run anything while still being portable)? An iMac?

      • Argent Stonecutter

        Get a cheap desktop from Goodwill as a spare. I just got one that was $80 with an Athlon X64 dual core, 1GB of RAM, GF 8600 video, and a DVD-RW. Install a cheap hard disk and Ubuntu and then use VMware Converter to suck your laptop in as a virtual machine.

      • FuRrY321

        How is an iMac “portable”? Methinks you’re thinking of a Macbook ;)

        Sorry, nitpicky. I, too, despise laptops, mostly because
        1)I have one, and it is the “bane of my existence,” as it is slow and hampered by a measly 1.6 GHz processor and 1GB of RAM. It is a 2006 Toshiba Satellite a200 series machine, and yes, I know I need an upgrade.
        2)The things are just so darn expensive, I paid a total of $800 CAD for mine at Future Shop (though that included a printer and extended warranty). When you can get a desktop for the same price or a little bit more that is so much better. For example, a 15.6″ laptop at BestBuy is $429.99 with an AMD Athlon II P340 Processor and 4GB memory, with a 500GB hard drive, while a desktop is available for $479.99 with a triple-core processor, 4GB memory, and a 640GB hard drive. Some may view $50 as a huge leap, while others may regard it as nothing. It’s your call.

        tl;dr: I hate laptops. Buy a desktop.

        • Frank

          Remember 1998? Computers that looked like giant, transparent rice dumplings with handles at the top?

  5. newpain117

    this new………it makes me sad.hope your lapton comes back okay, have a good week, bye :D

    • newpain117

      forget the bye part, just have a good week

  6. IceKitsune

    Well this sucks

  7. Valerio

    *withers, dies, soul falls into the depth of Hades*

    • Blaze


    • NykVerien

      I’m right there with you.

  8. Devin Parker

    Man, that sucks – laptop troubles, I mean. These things are expensive enough, and I remember well the chaos that ensued when my last laptop died.

    Hope all turns out well (and as cheaply as possible), and I look forward to next week’s comics!

  9. YoyoDude

    I was so pumped for this arc too, but it’s not like the end of the world!

    Looking forward to next week :D

    • Hopper200456

      Yes it is. =P

  10. ferretwithaspork

    Tease us with naked-ness and then leave us hanging. I bet that was your plan all along :P Good luck with the repairs.

  11. Adeptis

    Good luck with your repairs.

  12. xhunterko

    Oh well, there’s the role play forums to read in the mean time.

  13. GameCobra

    Sucks to hear, Rick. Hope things turn out for the better with the replacement/repairing laptop as well.

  14. Lance

    well I hope it cost you to much. best of luck Rick!

    • tanglestalker909

      I do hope that you mean “doesn’t.”

  15. Blaze

    This isn’t necessarily a bad thing, Now the anticipation over the next comic will build over the week…

    EEEEE!!!!! I cant wait!

  16. LegendaryHero

    ; ^ ;

  17. The Wolf Kin

    Take your time Rick, make sure it gets repaired right. We can all wait patiently.

  18. Ryufire

    Rick do you have a donation box somewhere on your site? Donations can help you get a new laptop or to help you pay for your repairs!

    • Valerio


      • Rayne

        Knowing how fans can be sometimes, he can probably ask and get one the best laptops ever from someone.

        • FuRrY321

          This happens all the time with webcomic artists who output good comics. If you have a decently-sized fanbase, and you ask for financial help, you’re likely to get to your goal in less time than you originally thought.

    • K

      I, definitively, agree with that.

  19. Val Kilmer Batman


    Laptop troubles! Truly, laptops are both gift and curse.

    Yea, the Omnissiah doth giveth, and yea, the Omnissiah doth taketh away. Let not that which was given unto the Rick be taken from him, for truly it is not yet his time. And yea, though I walk through the Valley of the Obsolete, I shall fear no Crashes, for my Warranty has not yet Expired. And well do we know that the Omnissiah may be both a Cruel and a Loving god, for though He may allow the Crash, so hath He created the Back Up, from which we may Restore that which was Lost to us.

    man, my friends are a bad influence.

    Anyway, hope it’s nothing too serious. I need to get my desktop up and running; my laptop is getting slower and slower, and I think it might be just about time to clean it out anyway.

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  21. RegularBird

    Dang I barely noticed this when I was hoping to see a new comic today! :C

  22. Rayne

    I never liked laptops. In fact I pretty much hate laptops.

  23. Karlos

    Oh, sorry to hear that, Mr. Griffin. I hope you will be able to get your laptop repaired as soon as possible :)

  24. Ilovehousepets

    Now I have no reason for using my phone’s interweb. D:

    • FuRrY321

      At least you have a phone. xP
      In unrelated news, Housepets! looks great on the Opera Mini browser for PSP (though, of course, downloading the comic or potentially using an RSS reader w/ picture capabilities would probably work better, but this works fine for when certain people close to me take my iPod Touch).

  25. Cerveny

    Ahh… well with a name like this new arc has i can wait =3i wish you much luck with your computer repairs

  26. FerreTrip


    Well, I know how life is with computers. Hope it gets repaired soon! ^_^

  27. gaboris

    Heh I can understand how ya feel man. Just have a nice week and we’ll be here next week. :)

  28. FuRrY321

    Amazingly, despite the crapiness of my computer, I have never had to get it repaired. Not even when I spilled honey tea on the keyboard, in my resourcefulness I went out and got a full USB keyboard.
    So, no, I don’t feel your pain, but I am praying that all goes well and you get it fixed, with no more problems in the near future.

    • Frank

      As far as I’ve seen, “knowing” how to use a computer means knowing how to push it past the limit, and being careful enough to keep it within that limit. It’s when you slip up that problems start…

  29. Valerio

    log entry #421420110324
    Patient is showing growing signs of intolerance due to lack of update. His speech is now tainted with a marked Russian accent. Patient has tried to talk to other patients, claiming that he could create an illuminated society in which everyone could be a comic author of equal skill, to grant constant and copious update. We had to sedate him when he successfully founded a party.
    During sleep, patient is yipping and barking. We are keeping him under observation.

    • Millerdark

      Is this Sarah Connor’s cousin?

    • Frank

      I’m more worried about the fact that there are already over 400 billion log entries


    It’s ok Rick, we all know you’re playing that new Pokemon game :D

    • xhunterko

      If I may make mention of it. Dawn Chapel certainly did for a bit there.

  31. ReCreate

    repaired, i wonder what happened to it. O_o I’ve never needed to repair any of my computers, and it’s like, 6 years old. xD

    • IceKitsune

      On his Twitter he said the fan failed or something like that. (I’m too lazy to actually check)