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wait… i’ve seen the word Hell used a handful of times in different contexts in older strips comics and couple very recent ones.
what’s the official stance on minor swear words like that?
Don’t push it
thank you for the clarification.
*Rofl* I sense so many conflicting emotions in this.
I sense some sarcasm.
i wasn’t being sarcastic at all, i was just genuinely wondering where the line was drawn so i didn’t get in any trouble.
ignorance of the rules isn’t an excuse to break them so you gotta ask if you’re not 100% sure.
Absolutely. If something’s not clear to you, please ask to avoid unnecessary punishment. x3
That shouldn’t even be considered a swear word, unless the religious freaks start to moan like the pope
It’s not up for debate.
Hey, it’s a swear word, just like ***** and ****……… uhoh…
nah, imma just kiddin’ with’cha
And we NEED more King strips, it would so amazing if Rick would create a King-Only arc (In The Name Of The King for example), cause we all love him and want to see more of him
Don’t kid if you want to keep commenting rights.
You know what else is against the rules? Insulting or belittling other posters. Don’t flame.
this strip is full of win
Alt Text: Sabrina borrowed an umbrella from the wolf house. I’m not going to show it because let’s face it, you ought to be able to figure this out of your own.
Thanks for the alt, and i laughed at the strip title x3 we saw it coming
Careful King, choking Sabrina won’t solve anything.
Not just choking, but throttling.
Yes, there’s a difference, throttling is much more violent than mere choking!
What should he throttle then?
“Bino” is a pretty decent stock answer, I’d think…
You’re correct. Throttle Bino.
Some cat who’s boyfriend isn’t a police dog…specifically the police dog who arrested you.
Sad king is sad D:
Ohoho. King must find his fate.
This arc is filled with dual meaning.
omg … that tear in his eye … makes me wanna go there and help him search right now
i think it’s just rain but i could be completely wrong
He’s visibly crying in the third panel.
i guess i was completely wrong
could be, but i’m guessing he’s under the umbrella in the 2nd and 3rd panel, and a tear is a really nice touch, cause it makes him look so huggable.
And it kinda goes along with him being sad, and not having any faith in this universe (literally). Poor King.
Yes, Rick is quite the guru of emotion and facial expressions.
Yay! Now to find out exactly who took it. And It looks like I was right they’re really just a bunch of nerds playing a game for basically no real reason.
was probably those ferrets
maby the garbage truck picked it up
Possible It doesn’t look the the Garbage is there anymore.
Imagine it in Fox’s hands.
…What? Imagine it. I dare you.
i’m not sure he’d realize what he had
Fox? I love him….but I don’t think he has a clue about all this.
Nope. Not that easy…..
Wait Tarot can’t see the watch either? So even the Celestials can’t see them?
Then where could the watch have gone? Who could have taken them?
…is it Friday yet? I want to see what happens next ; -;
wait if they can’t see it then how was fox able to see it?
“See it” in the sense that radar can’t see a stealth fighter, but you can still find it the old fashioned way
aaah ok now i see
thanks for explaining it XD
Well, I thought it was obvious given the context
Oh that makes more sense
oh okay, I see. So she’s basically saying neither Tarot nor Sabrina can detect where the watch actually is..
Then said stealth fighter destroys everything you have worked for.(Metaphorically of course)
Unless you’re a bunch of Serbs with old Russian radar sets lying around…
So basically just no help from the spirits.
The old fashioned way? Dowsing? (i think that’s how you spell it)
Heh. The Dowsing Mchn from Pokémon Black & White.
*sigh* Were it that easy…
Sabrina said that the celestial beings could not see it. For example, Pete can’t have some sort of vision and see where the watch is, but Fox is a physical being like King so he can see the watch.
WeLl Rick seems to have a better explanation than me anyway…
Sorry to go off topic, but, Has anyone fought you, and if so, did you win?
Don’t be sorry for going off topic. DON’T GO OFF TOPIC IN THE FIRST PLACE.
Poor King! He even lost Faith in this Universe
And the universe is such a big place for one to loose his faith in. A needle in a haystack seems like a child’s play against a watch/faith in a Universe.
or a hay in the needle stack depending on your point of view
In this case a watch in a metaphorical minefield of the universe
Like, we’re gonna have questions about the umbrella, sheesh.
was one of the first this i thought of
I just wonder why Sabrina couldn’t find an umbrella the first time around. Maybe it was a case of rushing out the moment they found out about it?
So why didn’t they borrow a flashlight as well?
Why would wolf’s need flashlights they use their sense of smell of course on a second note why would wolfs need an umbrella of course if it wasn’t for Rick’s style they wouldn’t have hands in the first place…
I am going to stop now cause I just realized how pointless every thing I was saying was also I wish I could help King that tear made my hear
King’s face in the third panel ;_____;
I know…it’s a hugging panel. T_T
That was my reaction as well X3
Almost as in my avatar
Yeah, that was more sad.
… Which reminds me, I think this is the only comic I haven’t gone back and fully reread…
I should go do that. Might make my comments more informed.
It always surprises me how quickly the comments roll in right after the upload
Well some people just stay awake long enough to be sure they are here when the comic updates. I would say comments slowly become less frequent after this initial burst of everyone that stayed up at night waiting for the page.
I’ve observed there’s three “bursts”: midnight, 2AM, and dawn. After that, it pretty much only pays to check the comments the following day.
Seems like King will be searching not only for the physical watch, but his metaphorical fate as well.
dual meaning, dual meanings everywhere.
“Because The Arc Is Not Allowed To End Too Soon”
…does this mean this arc could have ended with this strip being about Sabrina borrowing an umbrella and King finding his fate watch? lol
if the watch had remained there yes. but then we wouldn’t get all those burning questions answered!
Nah, the arc could have continued even if King found it.
King: Yes! I’m master of my fate.
Sabrina: Well, technically, you always were…
(two panels of typical Sabrina digression)
King: So what does this do?
Sabrina: … so long as you don’t …
Sabrina: … do that.
But buttons are so fun to press, as Zach found out.
Hmm. I bet King’s fate is with Fox. He came back for it after King threw it away. Though perhaps Fox will give it to Sasha…
Then Sasha will give it to Bino. And Bino will give it to Joey. Then Joey to squeak. Squeak to Spo. (They’re mice. They ought to have met up sometime.) Spo to Fido. Fido to Peanut. Peanut to Grape. And then it was never seen again…
Well obviously because what we don’t know is Grape secretly loves to eat watches. I don’t agree with your chain of ‘who has the watch’ but I will say it’s a nice series of connections. Additionally, there might be some watch passing that happens but I doubt it will be that many times. Besides, why would Bino give the watch to Joey?
I guess because he would find it weird somehow, and want to get rid of it. I guess he could also just find it worthless and toss it.
Teh Brawler certainly thinks so
Aww, Kings tear in third panel make me wanna give him a big hug…(poor king T_T)
by the way, The watch(Kings fate) is likely to be found by Rex,
Because Rex is the “Watchdog” lol
Heh, didn’t think of that.
It was the punchline the last time we saw it!
I forgot about Rex being a watchdog. He isn’t the most major character afterall.
Oh yea, good point! Rex likely does have it.
Oh wow, you’re brilliant!
Hmm….the watch is green, so it was most likely taken by someone who would wear the color green, now then, considering the current events, it is unlikely that it would be someone who would give the watch back so easily….color green…stubborn…that sounds familiar
Fido’s gone rogue…I knew it!…
Just kidding but I think Bino might be too obvivous a choice. This one likely is more complicated than that
The kangaroos! Green and gold are the Australian Olympic colors!
Joey has a green collar. Perhaps he took it as part of a LARP, King’s life is known for irony.
I pity both of them, honestly. moreso King. Hopefully when this is over though, Fido doesn’t accidentally pay King a visit XD
Poor King.. sadly thats what lifes like for everyone..
I adore your comic. Absolutely adore. These little animals and their antics have brightened the past few days of my life like nothing has in quite some time.
Your way with expressions on non-human faces is phenomenal work. Every new post, I am more and more impressed. And I wait with bated breath for more.
Now the only question remains… Who took it? Obviously a garbage man doesn’t come in the afternoon(especially after six PM), and it’s what 2 or 3 in the morning right now? (plus that’d be literally impossible to retrieve if that happened.)
Maybe the Raccoons, Peanut, Ally Cat, or Daisy.
What’s your vote? (^.^)
I dunno about where you live, but garbage collection ’round here usually happens between 3:00 A.M. and 5:00 A.M. Not saying I necessarily think the garbage crew got it, but it’s not impossible for that to have happened.
Well, That’s also why I said, “plus that’d be literally impossible to retrieve if that happened.” I knew that someone somewhere has a different schedule for garbage trucks. Sorry. Though, I was not saying that it couldn’t have happened at all, but for the sake of the story arc it couldn’t have happened.
For the arc to continue, someone in the Gardens must must MUST have it.
it wouldn’t be IMPOSSIBLE to get it back… if it was taking by the garbage man than most likely one of the rats would get it and from there move back to the town area.
Or you know they could just go down to the dump and look for it.
Officially 7AM here, but sometimes they don’t get here until the afternoon.
Gah, I’m Surrounded By Red Herring!!!!!!
So Red Herring may have done it? Freddie knew it!
J.B. “Red” Herring, a little known “trashologist” and beat poet with a fetish for cheap athletic stopwatches. His pet is a pot bellied pig named “Shelly” who’s a secret fan of Pridelands.
Why do I even try…?
oh, yeah cause it’s fun!
>:( but I hate Sea Food!
Now I think of it, since pigs don’t have paws, from Rick’s earlier comments they would be quadrupeds. So, would people in the HP! universe keep them as pets?
They’d still talk, though
But would people want pets who couldn’t work a can opener?
Bino has it…
I’m thinking Peanut
something like that
I vote Peanut as well.
Peanut and King have oddly never meet despite being two of the strips most popular characters (well, they were both at the Good Ole Dogs Club Christmas party so they may have meet off panel but we’ve never seen them interact).
Well, I hope they do sometime later on! I’m looking forward to a climatic battle between the two!
Well he has met Grape anyway.
For a somewhat limited definition of “met”, anyway. He doesn’t, for example, know her name, and “that cat that threatened me” isn’t exactly a useful identification.
I think in Babylon Gardens, “that purple cat who threatened me” pretty much limits it to Grape. that’s good enough identification.
Omg King was almost chocking Sabrina
SHAME ON HIM!!!
Forceful reminder that he’s still Joel deep down?
Or a panic-driven reaction at the thought of a fate worse than death.
Hoping King’s fate is going to turn into a wonderful roller coaster XD preferably maybe *coughwithagirlcoughfriendcough* ahem, so yeah, this should be interesting.
Minus the girl part it already has…has any Housepets character even gone through that much emotion in just four panels before?
Peanut was once traumatized by four Barnyard cats before XD
Well, 3 and Grape makes four.
A whole lot can happen between 6 Pm and 3 Am. Raccoons, Ally Cat’s, Maxwell or maybe even Joey or Daisy are good guess’s
If the Raccoons get ahold of it Zach is going to end up with it.
Funny, I have the same kind of thoughts on how the universe works, at least in a supernatural sense. It feels more down to earth and makes more sense to me that way. XD
Man King can’t get a brake, I am really starting to feel bad for him. Also what kind of prizes or rewards are at the end of this game? Must be some pretty nice stuff to be willing to break into Heaven and change someones fate for it.
Nice Avvie =D
This strip, it is overflowing with the awesome!
Just one thing, LARPers? It looked to me like they were more like tabletop gamers. Of course, since King saw one of them disguise himself as an old man, I can understand why he might be confused. Or maybe he’s only heard the word in passing, and is using it without knowing it means Live Action Role-Players. It’s his term for gamers in general.
A quick question: what does Sabrina mean with “Tarot would be in as big of trouble as the gryphon if she even tried to touch it”?
Does she mean Heaven wouldn’t take kindly to ANY supernatural being to touch their things (even ones with a policy of intrinsic benevolence)? Or maybe touching the fate could lead to some kind of paradox by which Spirit Dragon = Tarot = King = great headache?
gah wrong reply xP
considering that Spirit Dragon and Pete take on the Physical forms of their avatars (Tarot and Pete’s avatar also named Pete) i think it would be considered LARPing
For a perfect example of what LARPing really is, get King to read Furthia High.
I don’t think King wants to burn his eyeballs out with such pap.
Haha King is so cute in the 3rd panel, I wanna give him a hug
For a second there I was mixing up fate fith faith, but now I can undderstand poor King.
Okay so King is on his own in this one, I was thinking(finally). If celsetial beings could get in so much trouble just by touching that watch who would risk messing with it?(With Pete being imprisoned.)
This means only a mortal can have it and who’d know what it really can do? Maybe if pressing buttons(or what) changes fate there’s a chance something’ll happen, but something so random… it can’t get that bad right?
On the other hand if Pete gets out(or a third celestial steps in) I guess heaven would be able to track them down.
But yeah since all stories need conflict I’m just interested in witch version will happen.
No one has said Tarot is inmortal
No-one said Superman is immortal either. I know the etymology is screwed up but “mortal” can also mean “mundane, non-supernatural, …”.
Yes thx Argent.
I may’ve said it in a wrong way.
If what King says is true and he has lost all hope in the universe of the comic, this could be concerning regarding what his future intentions in and/or with it might be.
By the way, I still haven’t got anyone’s opinion on a climatic battle between Peanut and King.
I see an epic conversation happening but there haven’t been to many battles in this comic.
I totally called it! I told you guys that King would have a hard night. I knew this would happen… well, not exactly, but it is still somehow like I imagined.
Good job, once again, Rick… good job.
But I still think that Peanut will somehow be related to this…
I hope so! He’s the main character after all.
Aww, little pet sized umbrellas.
Yes, all of your troubles can be solved the morning after. :3
“He’s moving closer to the shore.”
I know he’ll be there by tomorrow.
If the supernatural beings can’t detect king’s soul then maybe he can detect where it is, right?
I’ve been watching Soul Eater lately, so when I think of that happening (King “detecting” his soul) I think of Maka and how she can “detect” or “see” souls.
It’s more confusing if you put it that way. Call it a fate orb or something, please; it’s not necessarily his soul.
For example, if you could “see” King’s soul, then it would likely be attached to or within him.
O.O………………. geez king…….. no reason tah choke nobody
oh you poor thing……
He had faith to begin with? I thought he was already confused and depressed.
I’m guessing it went something like this
“We’ll be alright so long as God’s with us”
The godS of this universe include a gambling griffin and a bullying frost giant
“Oh well, we’ll be alright so long as we keep to ourselves”
The griffin just lost your fate
“Oh well, we’ll be alright so long as… who am I kidding?”
I bet Rex has it. After all, he’s a “watch dog.”
I don’t know why, but (just now) that last panel suddenly reminds me of Pete…
Did Sabrina always have that hairstyle?
i believe so.
Sabrina has the best facial expressions ever.
wow, King turned violent pretty fast…
A piece of his soul is missing, what do you expect?
I am Prediction-ing (yes i went there) more confusion to come, and at least one more face palm for King. x3
Oh definitely at least one more.
poor king, things never look good for him lately XD
How dare you laugh at his misery!
I find nothing funny about the above comic. I only feel pity and sympathy for King.
Therefore, it’s an “awwww” comic, not a “LOL” comic
I’m fairly certain most of King’s character can be described by two words:
That said, i want to hug him.
In addition, most of the views I have I share with him.
Now all I need is a giant gryphon to turn me into a Corgi named after a chess piece.
On second thought, never mind.
aww but I like that idea. You can be Bishop. *turns you into a Corgi* Sorry if I’m not a giant gryphon.
Wait, I need to kidnap someone first.
Okay people, take it from the top!
Hmmmm…. I predict: a lot of avatar changes!! ^^
I’m still holding out for more pictures of the Great Kitsune that aren’t taken to come later.
I might even get an avatar!
probably not though
i am now scared of king O_O
That’s actually a totally understandable reaction. If your life was just a pawn piece in a celestial game of chess, how would you feel?
I feel like king should get a role in that game more befitting his name, though wasn’t that the intention initially? King was suppose to be Pete’s avatar in which case he would be the most important piece on King’s side and comparing Universes and Unrealities to chess this would make King the ‘king’ on Pete’s team, vs. Tarot the ‘king’ on Spirit Dragon’s team.
That aside, I agree with your point. Pretty much everyone would feel similar to the way king is feeling right now if put in the same situation.
Honestly I think he’s taking this rather well, you say pretty much anyone but from what I’ve seen most people would either a), lay down and cry, doing nothing without prodding, if then; or b) go totally psyco (and no, what he is here is no where near that).
As is he does have a few voilent burst, again understandable MAJOR strain/stress here, but he is not running all over like mad tossing aside thing at random in his search, or any other number of simular actions. And while he probably well not be getting anymore sleep this night, he is willing to step back and wait till morning when he’ll (hopefully) have a better chance of locating it, and maybe even have spent some time going over events in his head. The thing DID fall straight to him from Heaven because of a connection they share, he may be able to use that to help him search if he thinks of it.
I tend to think most people lie between these two extremes of (a) and (b). In panel 2 you see an example of him losing it and leaning towards (b). In panel 3 he comes back to his senses and can be seen shedding a tear and thus (a). He does show parts of both but doesn’t lean too heavily in either direction.
How do you know it isn’t?
awwwwww…king cryed again….
Must… resist… urge to correct spelling.
Where’d you get that avatar, by the way?
I just started reading this comic yesterday…I went throught every single comic! (Like 8 hours straight) I totally have no life :3 But I wanted to say you are like AMAZING at drawing!!
Im really starting to like King as a character (: He is just soooo ADORABLE!!
I can sympathize with King, but if he kills Sabrina by accident he’s gonna’ have an upset Fido on his hands…
And at least a few upset comic readers who will break the 4th wall down from this side to get at him for it.
you got that right
Am I the only one who thinks King looks cute when he swears?
it’s the contrast with the bad language that accentuates the cuteness of his cute little body.
it’s like when you put an ugly person next to a good looking person, it makes the good looking person look even better, that kind of effect
He is cute when he swears xD
Man, he can look so pitiful sometimes…
Who found his Fate?
I now have 2 fate-finding scenes for the or near the end of this ark.
1: King finds his fate at the junkyard and live happily ever after bla bla bla and all that stuff.
2: King finds his fate at the junkyard but is not quick enough to grab it before it’s crushed or incinerated or whatever they do to junk there. Then whatever Rick makes up for the comic happens. Hopefully it’s number 1 but that would be a pretty abrupt ending so for dramatic effect it might be number 2. I guess we’ll just have to wait and see. Oh well.
These are just how I imagine it would be done just so you know btw.
Rick’s not that cruel, King’ll come out ahead in some way by the end of this. Just usually not how we expect.
King being happy and (mostly) in control of his life, for the remainder of the strip’s run is an abrupt ending?
The fate is found by Fido, who turns it in to Lost & Found, because he’s a police dog, and it stays in the back of a drawer in the police station until the next Left Luggage auction. Res’ owner buys it, and it inspires Res to write a corgi into Pridelands for no reason that he can imagine.
To give Peanut a canid character for the next time they play with Tarot!
I bet Bino’s picking his teeth with the watch.
Is King gonna have to choke a b– cat?
i was actually going to make that joke earlier, but decided against because I couldn’t figure out a good wording. excellent execution.
You mean “Is King gonna have to choke a charming young woman?”
Why yes, he did!
he didn’t have to. he did it out of frustration.
King has become quotable
Love the strip title. Yay more King!
No need to hurt your cuteness competition, King. There’s plenty of love to go around.
Oh, and Cerberus FTW!
poor king -gives king a hug-
The rain effect on those panels is epic, Rick. And it looks like the new inking style helps. Keep up the kick-butt work! (I refrain from using such profanity. The admins are watching…)
Don’t cry, King! I’ll make you feel loved and happy! NOOOoooo…
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