The one that meant to run on Monday
Did anyone else get reminded of All Dogs Go To Heaven when they saw it turn into a watch?
I believe that’s why the arc is named what it is.
But it wasn’t so named yesterday!
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But isnt this post off topic? Nah im just messing with you. You have a very good point.
But yes, yes I did.
Absolute reminder of it
If I had my fate, I’d set it to 1:999,999,999:364:23:59:59:60-(5.39124X10^-44) s
What about 1/0? That’s infinite.
Yeah but how do you set that on a watch?
It’s not actually infinite. It tends to infinite. 1/0 could be any number, including infinite, but also includin 1, 54 and 983749.
No, that’s unsolvable, not infinite. If you get into calculus, the answer approaches infinity, but never reaches it.
Technically, nothing “reaches” infinity. A googolplex (a googol raised the googol power) is as far away from infinity as zero. Or 42. Or -5280.
There is an answer to every equation, we just don’t know them all yet. One could argue that 1/0 is not infinite because if you put it in any situation it would fail. Like if you put it in a situation of mass or joules.
Yes there is an answer – and in this case, like a number of others, it’s “that is an invalid expression”. It is not resolvable within the rules of the mathematical symbols being used.
hmmm… an equation of significance that we don’t know the answer to, have you tried 42?
joking aside, wouldn’t it be more effective to set the watch to the highest number it can handle then stop it?
Woah, woah, woah! Sorry! I was just jokiiiiing! I opened the Pandora box! I know it tends to infinite, I just wasn’t thinking clearly O.O”
Yes I did. Lol, that movie I haven’t seen in Yeats though. xD
Years… Stupid autocorrect on my iPad… Gut yeah, haven’t seen the movie since I was like 5. So that makes it 10 years since I’ve seen it. Holy cow I feel old…
Ugh my iPad is being stupid, sorry for the random nt making sense words.
Suddenly, I had an image of a Don Bluth animated version of “The Second Coming”.
“… and what rough beast, its hour come ’round at last, slouches toward Hollywood to be born?”
I haven’t seen the movie in a long time, so a lot of the details are super fuzzy. Uh, so yeah… I think I remember the watch, but not really.
I mostly remember the slightly scary demon dog, and the main characters, of course.
All I remember is the Big Lipped Alligator Moment near the end of the movie. Because… it’s a big lipped alligator moment.
Well NOW I do.
I gotta see that movie again sometime.
Silly question warning!
What is All Dogs Go To Heaven?
A great animated movie from the 90s. Featured talking animals, mainly dogs. Well, they didn’t really talk ( was a little girl who could actually talk to them, other humans just heard barks few times seen) but you get the idea there. Summery, dog (Charley) dies, murdered by friend/partner, goes to heaven on technicallity of being a dog, and uses the watch which was counting down his time on earth to go back for revenge, but winds up doing other stuff (see movie =P) instead.
That was my immediate thought!
King controls his own fate now?
yesh now ima go hide lol. i really dont trust king with fate orb D:
its his fate whats the problem there
Guess you can’t keep a good dog(?) down after all. =)
Well, we don’t know if he can do anything with it yet.
Oh god All Dogs Go to Heaven style arc? YES! SO VERY YES!
I like where this is going.
It’s also relevant to my interests.
And favorite movies. *giggles*
I love how they are all Double strips :3
Well, as soon as he goes back to single strips, we’ll have to say “You’re not in Kansas anymore, Rick!”
Yay! More King! <3
So wait, that movie actually exists ?
Also, Son of a charming woman xD ! That made my day
Yep, it does. It’s referenced in the strip multiple times, apparently all dogs cry while watching it (they should. It’s an awesome movie)
Oh! Maybe you meant “it’s a real movie”. Yeah, it is.
Awesome old thing, really it is.
That swear made my day. I think I might actually start saying that.
that was pretty funny if you put your cursor over it and keep it there it will say somthing even more funny
this’s laike an hour early fer meh
also teh end… it’s so funny X3
yeah, it is. it’s also on a different day, so the normal timing does not apply.
Well I officially don’t know what is happening. I know that it is related to All Dogs go to Heaven but I have never seen the movie before. Well better go rent it… Oh yeah my Blockbuster went out of business
It’s on Youtube, and I believe there are actually 2 movies, but not too sure since I watched it like 3 years ago.
You are correct. And as always, the first one is the most memorable.
Yeah, both are good I liked the first one a lot more then the second though.
There’s the sequel, a second Christmas themed sequel, and a television series.
Wasn’t one of them live-action? I seem to remember that..
and, ironically, NOW I remember the watch!
Thanks I just watched the movie! First off, dang that’s heavy. And secondly, for some reason certain parts of the movie seemed familiar. I was born in the late 90’s so I might have seen ADGTH but I vividly remember Rock-a-Doodle
Keep it out of the water, King! D:
Um… It wasn’t the water that got to the watch. Charlie had to keep winding the watch in order to stay alive. When it fell into the water, Charlie chose to save the girl before going down there and winding it back up.
(-_-); There I go again. *Groan* I need to get a life…
And now I also remember something to do with oil.
And where that happened.
Oil and fire!
And you did Pete?
Glad to see that all’s well with you Rick.
So now Joel/King’s fate is in his hands? Now that’s pretty good… I guess.
I’m more so reminded by that Christmas Special that All Dogs Go to Heaven did.
More specifically the song that Charlie sings. “Clean up Your Act”
Oh please don’t tell me this turns into All Dogs Go to Heaven.
It turns into All Dogs Go to Heaven.
You really shouldn’t expect it to be like that. similar, yes, but not a book-by-book copy of the movie to comic or something like that. The flare comes from the way it’s executed with characters and settings.
No, just borrowing a few elements to mess with
Oh thank the heavenly creator!
I was almost afraid you were going to do a modernization of All Dog’s Go To Heaven. XD
If I was gonna do that, King would have to die first
I wouldn’t be against it, just not really possible within the context of this comic
Only Disney can pull off death while keeping a PG rating!
I love how Rick goes to lengths to keep this comic rated PG. “Son of a charming young woman” is now in my vocabulary.
That is hilarious however the other saying wouldn’t be much of an insult… would it?
He’s been a dog too long when that’s how he’s starting to think of them. Course the watch may have the cure for that.
Well, he is a dog, so using the term (inappropriate synonym for a female dog) is no longer valid.
True, in his case it would be more insulting to say a “son of a human” insult. Not sure if King had much of a love for other people to begin with.
My common sense are tingling, but most of the times they are not right, and they are saying: TAIM TREVELLING TAIM. Also, they are saying other references… I love references.
(TAIM = Time)
“Son of a charming young woman”? That’s a new one!
“King of Persia: The watch of Time”… nah, how about “King to the Future”… no, no, no… uh… ” The King Effect: Faith on a Dog’s Paws”? Still, it is not good… OH! I have a really good one! How about: “King: A corgi to the Past”
Gawd, I’m terrible with tiles.
Hot Tub Time King?
Hahahah! I was thinking of that same title, but I don’t know why I didn’t put it up there
Common sense IS tingling.
You guys feel free to correct me.
I was thinking you meant common senseS are tingling
Maybe, maybe… thanks.
No, “common sense is tingling” is perfect, and perfectly funny. I’m going to have to use that one.
You guys do know Deadpool said that, right?
True, I heard that phrase many years ago, about 2 and a half to be exact.
In fact, this is the first time I use it.
This is just a random guess but I suspect Time travel of some sort. I bet the Watch lets King go back (and possibly forward) in time to change his Fate. However this is just a huge guess and I have nothing to back it up.
Ok Rick just confirmed no time travel so I’m completely baffeled on what in the world the watch could possibly do.
What the watch can do? I’m still trying to figure out how that watch got through the earth’s atmosphere without burning up!
a wizard did it. or it’s a mystical object from the afterlife. either one works.
Magic, son. Nothing else in the world smells like that.
Does that mean I’m FuRrY322 now?
Probably lets him extend his life….. or gain all the powers of Spot.
It’s a wonderful dog’s life? He already did that one!
The Christmas barking?
I like this exclamation much more than his older ones. He’s improving. And he just met Pete again. There goes his asylum.
“NO KING, DON’T DO IT!” ;__;
….that other grey dot must be… Fox? …or it could be one of the wolves…
anyways… looks like 6:03… 6 hours?!
…..besides, how did King survive that hit…. that thing fell from like.. nvm.
Whoa, Pete lost. He is mortal after all….well to some extent.
This is not going to end well at all.
King’s ears are so big you can basically see them from orbit
So it looks like natural affinity for the “owner” is in play (otherwise the chances of it winding up with Joel / King are pretty minimal) as well as dropping into the physical realm.
It still doesn’t tell us if “Heaven” is specific to the Housepets world or it it’s associated with a larger group of worlds or lower-order universes though; the affinity explanation would suffice in either case.
Given that a watch usually has some controls on it, but that the orb continues to exist in a new form, Joel / King is likely to have at least some ability to manipulate his “fate” (depending on the limits of such control) – but is still subject to it.
Now we can speculate as to whether or not the Great Kitsune was manipulating events as well, and as to whether this is mere “accident” (always questionable when fate is in play), if it’s what makes it possible for Joel / King to effectively “play the game”, whether it simply allows him to resist or evade Pete’s manipulations, or whether this is one of the “rewards” of playing as a free agent that the Great Kitsune mentioned.
The cans of soda have something to do with it, I’ll put money on that.
Would you like that in stone or permanent marker?
Hmm….makes you wonder just how far the Great Kitsune is manipulating the events.
Perhaps we will find out eventually.
What? No censor bar? King always gets to swear (albeit behind a censor box or something)
That only happened once, and only because it was for a good reason.
Perhaps that’s a special power of Joel / King; he gets to break some of the laws of the Housepets universe when sufficiently enraged.
I wouldn’t rate it as likely though, even if it is another vaguely-possible reason for Pete wanting him as an avatar.
Are people all that sure that King = Joel? Unless Rick’s confirmed that, I’d hold off on making that assumption, since it didn’t look like that was the name scratched out on Pete’s avatar slot.
yes, well king != Grape. she was his first choice, and he got stuck with king. plus, we saw Joel turned into king.
Huh. I wonder who all those animals are in the first panel… Oh, well.
Also, King’s swear is awesome. I’m gonna use that. ^^
The one on the left looks like a Dingo to me
It’s heaven, they’re spooks.
They iz all DEAD.
Oh wow, two swipes at the same swear in a row! XD
wow around 20 or so comments without the alt text
alt text: seriously they’re really nice i don’t know why they’re used for swears
its in all caps but caps gives me a headache
btw it went 28 comments without alt text posted, not counting replys or my comment
More or less.
Posting the alt-text is not required.
If no one posted the alt text, I wouldn’t get to read it.
Understood; however, there is no reason to imply, as here, that the alt-text has to be posted quickly. Indeed, we ask only that whomever posts it also includes a relevant comment about the comic.
I’m not saying “don’t post the alt-text,” I’m saying “If you’re going to post the alt-text, make sure it fits with the comment section rules and don’t behave as though people are in the wrong for not posting it before you.”
sorry didn’t mean to imply that it just usually gets posted near the top 5 and i was surprised no one had posted it yet
It’s getting interesting! very much.
does this mean no more King? and he’ll go back to Joel? does he even realize what he’s just found????
Oh noah! D: King we don’t want you to leave!
I need to watch that movie
At least it didn’t went over to Peanut. Remember the last time he found something? (Bino’s shock collar control)
What is that?! What is it?! It’s so… Stop-watchy!
Yay! I got a new type of swear phrase!
“After all, we call our puppies Boys when they don’t behave properly.”
Another Narnia reader!
anyone else notice Fox is next to King in the second to last panel
I wonder what will happen to Pete?
So… King has met his fate…
*DUN DUN DUUUUUUUN* O_O
Tell me it’s not contrived coincidence that it landed on King.
As for his non-swear, I don’t know if he’s expressing a new respect for female dogs or still under Pete’s free will limitations (“My name is King! …How’d you do that?!”).
Short version: It’s his fate, where else do you expect it to land?
It’s fated to hit him!
Your lucky it didn’t hit someone less responsible, likk Maxwell or Peanut!
Maxwell would give it to Grape…..and Grape would take it from Peanut before he hurts himself. Grape would get it in the end!
Yeah, think about it: if you were, for example, fated yo fall over the curb of a street, its not like the guy standing 4 feet from you is gonna do that and you’re gonna get up the curb.
…ok bad example, but you might know what I mean: his fate ends up getting HIM not the guy next to him
They don’t call me Mr. Random for nothing
Okay, am I the only unlucky soul who never got to see All Dogs go to Heaven 1?
You poor thing. I believe you are, and because you’ve added “1″ at the end there, I will assume you’ve seen the second part, witch makes it even worse.
Now go out there in the wild world, rent the dvd, and watch that wonderful peace of art that is called “All dogs go to heaven”
As for this comic… it’s hilarious !!!
Looking at the rest of the comments, I believe you aren’t the only miscreant who hasn’t.
BURN THE INFIDEL! REPENT! REPENT YOUR SINS AND YOU’LL BE FORGIVEN!
I saw it once when I was a kid. Scared me spitless.
Aye. That’s how I remember it; not the most recent time I saw it, but every time I think about ADGtH I remember being scared.
……I really don’t know why.
Now you are the only one lol. I just watched it. You sir, now officially are the only person to not see All Dogs Go to Heaven.
I normally TRY to comment something intelligent when I do comment, but this time, I just want to say how King is awesome.
Yeah, King is 95% awesome, 3.5% human and 1.5% dog, that is what I think about King.
It’s hard to fit that much awesome in a corgi.
Good (or awesome) things come in small packages.
Oh so thing may turn good for King now?
Oh what am I thinking… I’d be one heck of a horrible story writer with my Mary Sue standards. XD
Fox is with King. o.O
Will, they do tend to hang out together. =)
…um, hey guys? We were trying to cross the street, so if you could like, not be giant mythical beings fighting over a vague physical representation of an abstract concept for a minute, that would be cool.
hehe funny swearing lol But at least the watch hit the right dog XD
He has his FATE…I mean fate. Sorry, but BIT.TRIP has taught me, more than ever before, to be very wary when fate is involved.
This arc is gonna be very interesting…
It was fate that he got that watch
All of the dogs have watched All Dogs go to Heaven, right? I wonder what they will have to say to King carrying around that watch everywhere…
They probably won’t ask much besides where he got it, unless he gets panicked when it’s about to reach “zero”, or starts ticking loudly.
Then they’ll ask questions.
1-I love how the other citisens of the heavens aretn mistical monsters (maybe they’re dead people)
2-good twist transforming a magical orb fate into some chrono-thing
4-I actually didnt watch All dogs go to heavons , so maybe i wont get some jokes =_= (who cares?) SHUT UP VOICE IN MY MIND (i dont want) o well…
Very, very interesting. As stated above, an All Dogs go to Heaven style arc. I am intrigued.
1. Double strip double entendre! Yay!
2. His fate’s a *stopwatch*.
3. Looks like at least one cat got to heaven.
Wonder if King is going to end up doing something like this…
Oh dear… this isn’t going to be good.
King, what does the scouter say about Pete’s power level?
It’s under 9000, now that Pete no longer has control over King’s fate (right?).
Should be the other way around, actually.
Oh my, could this be the begging of the end?
No my friend, this is the beginning to the end of the middle!
Let’s not get off-topic.
Actually, not off-topic at all!
If you remember, when Grape and Zack freed Pete, Tarot said
“The game must not be open, for it will bring about the beggining of the end.”
(see: http://www.housepetscomic.com/2009/11/23/so-cool/ )
So it really might be related. I’m still curious to know what she was talking about.
I was actually referring to the first reply.
I think I know where this story is going, and everyone in Babylon Gardens is in for a huge and infuriating surprise unless something happens.
But then I forgot this was themed All dogs go to Heaven and now I want to say, I hoep King knows what to do with his fate.
4. The stopwatch is in the Australian Olympic colors. What’s up with that?
Oh no, Ricks gonna kill King like he said. NOES how can you do this? :<
Maybe “King” will die, but we’ll get back “Joel”….?
No. I refuse to allow that. Maybe something comical, where he transforms back, quickly realizes that being a dog is better, and transforms back, not knowing that his “friends” are watching…
Oh dear….I think that watch only has 3 minutes on it.
that’s 3 seconds.
Either that or it’s E0:00 minutes.
i think that means his fate had an error.
Woot! King arc FTW!
Am I the only one who thinks(and/or hopes) that now that King has fate in his paws he will be given a chance to choose between turning back into a human or staying as his cuddly corgi self we all love?
Now, about that clock… Since it’s not related to time travel, it is his fate, but the arc is themed on ADGTH… Well, fate is all about the future, I think that he may be able to look into the future a little and change things he don’t like? See how things will end up being like if he take X or Y choice, and then be able to choose what most suits him?
Well, we can’t also forget that “One (reward) comes at the end of the game.
I hope this arc is a closure arc of this whole King/Joel/Pete/Tarot/Kitsune/Dragon thing. I really like it, but I want to see what else Rick has on stock for those characters after this issue is resolved.
Ricky, if you’re listening(reading), can I ask you something? Will there be a second part of the “All the man’s king” story? I really liked the first one, and I don’t usually like reading stuff on the computer.
So the thing falls from cosmic space and just plunks him on the head?
That is how we are playing this game, eh?
You could say it was…. fate.
The “Next” button doesn’t work…
I like the conception of (a single) Fate falling from the Heavens and thus transforming into the watch. Desptie the concensus that this is some sort of pun from Charley Sheen starring in All Dogs go to Heaven (the second one was awful) and that Fate is an infinte probability, its a good metaphor that Fate is limited by Time and that watch is merely the physical countdown of something trapped in one universe (this goes back to the panels telling us the Gryffion is a metaphysical and multi-verse person).
Most of you will realise of course that Time is actually very finite, in a flexible sense of the word. Only species of sentient and sapient evolution actually seek to limit themselves with the concept of time; the average length of a human life is 75 years (in this age), the average length of an insect is 24 hours, but Time is a word and if there were none of our critical thinking equal would Time thus exist? Time (without a too indepth description here) is simply a factor of 0 and 1, the nearest possible moment of something happening TO happen without all that human gibberish of points of millons of seconds to seconds. Time is always noW, nOw, NOW, NoW, Now. Fate is a Probability factor of equations based on the same principle but bent around the idea that Now could be shaped into different reactions (loosely put) that shape the moment of Now, that is to say that the Now that is Now isnt the same Now that was THEN.
Fate is very finite
A watch bouncing off my head and counting down would be the very least of my problems. The moment of Now in that panel is where can i find the nearest asprin!
Hey look theres actualy PEOPLE in that little city. I thought it was deserted or something..
Oh God, I haven’t seen those movies since… A long time.
Actually, for a dog, would that really even be a swear if you used the real word? i mean, their moms are… charming young women… heh.
FAVORITE. HOUSEPETS. EVAR.
I think I deserve to say…
On this page in a totally random poll, who would kill me if I said I hated All Dogs Go To Heaven? Just asking btw
They don’t call me Mr. Random for nothing
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