Pillow Talk
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  1. Dissension

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    • Frank

      Can we comment on the number of comments? Or the speed of the comments? (As in “Whoah, all these comments in just 5 minutes”)

      • SomeRandomGeekNamedBrent

        not unless you have something constructive to say about the comic itself.

  2. Alphonse

    That is probably the best Sasha face I have seen ever.

    Way to improvise.

    • Alphonse

      I see the Great Kitsune has not been tagged, however.
      That is upsetting, to say the least.

      • Nohbody

        Why would there be a GK tag? He’s not in it. The alt text doesn’t count towards tagging, especially as an authorial “neener, neener” to the WMGers that inhabit the comments section and the forums. :P

        (And for those not able to read the alt text: “oh well Sasha has red text I guess that means she’s the Kitsune’s avatar!”)

        • Alphonse

          There is plenty of red text, and despite the fact that the Alt text says something similar to that, Tarot does not have the same text as the Dragon, which leads me to believe the Great Kitsune is present, mayhap in the undertones of Sasha’s voice, as to make it more demonic.

          • Vlad the Cat

            You misunderstood. Tarot is tarot and dragon is dragon. Tarot havent talked with dragons voice yet as far as i know

          • Alphonse

            Which means that Sasha is Sasha, and GK is GK. Being that GK has his own unique text, any time I see that text, I believe that it is Kitsune talking, because that much is his. Thus, I take it as a cameo voice. You know, when somebody becomes possessed and they have that voice twelve octaves below theirs talking as they do, that is how I imagine this. And it makes for good TV.

            Only here to add the ambience. ;D

          • Vlad the Cat

            Haha yeah i understand you and see your point, but still, look what i wrote below

          • RFM

            Tarot talked under dragon’s influence when she is at the amusement park. Her eyes change color for one frame.

          • Dorrian

            I have to be honest, it is a good concept, except for one small flaw. the GK dragon, and Griffon are unable to interfere in any way with kings destiny, so by those rulings of their “game” Sasha can’t be the GK’s avatar.

          • Argent Stonecutter

            Sheesh. She’s got red text because she’s anime-level angry. She’s one step from pulling a hammer out of hammerspace and playing croquet with Bino’s head.

          • Alphonse

            Ohhh Argent, you just gotta come in all with your geas and make everything logical, doncha?

          • ZincChloride

            I remeber it being the eyes that have to be different colors, not the text. oh well. TAKE OFF YOU COLLAR!! X3

          • Leitrean

            i think you’re taking this alt text way too far….
            it was meant as a joke nothing more.
            he was just poking fun at all the theorycrafters that make the most ridiculous connections…such as with this comic

        • Vlad the Cat

          Is this alt serious ? I thought GK is like an overseer of the game and has no avatar

          • Keeshah

            Pete said WAY in the beginning, Sasha is protected.

          • Vlad the Cat

            Protected yes. But GK also said that he has no right to interfere in to the game… …
            He oversees them all through sasha ?

          • gaboris

            Welp… if you think aboot it that should sound about right. Since Pete broke the rules of… Heaven, it’s just natural that the Overseer steps in to even the odds. (I have NEVER played anykinds of these games so I have no idea how they work. :p)

          • LordWorpeltinger

            Never heard of NPCs?

      • Foxstar

        Just because she’s speaking in a angry voice does not mean that GK is involved.

        • gaboris

          YES PLS! Let it be like that. D:
          (I’m always whining cuz of these things so sorry aboot that. :p)

        • Hera Ledro

          No, but Rick’s Alt-text is a handwave to the assumptions, some of which are plausible. I doubt that GK is really involved, but some of these theories are interesting and at least plausible – whether or not they apply is entirely up to Rick.

          That being said, I’m of the opinion that Sasha’s text is red because it’s an evil “LISTEN TO ME OR YOU DIE” growl from Sasha; very demonic in its nature. It -would- be cool if GK was somewhere in the background, though.

          • Zarvain

            And he would most likely be having a laughing fit right now. =P

          • Leitrean

            alt text is never canon.

          • Mavros

            I think it COULD be cannon…If Rick elaborated more on it, it could be.

      • RFM

        Isn’t GK the dungeon master? I thought DMs usually did not have avatars…

        • Gabi

          I’ve seen and played many games in which they do. They’re usually there to guide the players and help the story move along, but sometimes DMs get attached to one of their characters and start playing it just for fun.

          I’m not saying that’s the case here, for all I know Sasha’s just really angry and the Alt. text is a joke. I guess we won’t know that for a while.

          • Leitrean

            the alt text is a joke….

        • Mavros

          In most of the RLRPGs that I’ve played, the main bad guy is usually directly controlled by the DM, even if he isn’t on the “Playing field”

    • Alphonse

      Fact of the matter is that it caused this much uproar. Makes for a fun time, non?

  3. Ryufire

    Whoa SHASHA!!! 0.0 *hides in COrner*

    • Ryufire

      Sasha don’t fail this now!!! GO!!!

      Her face is EPIC!!!

      • huntersunday

        Hides in other corner I don’t know about Bino but I would have thrown the collar half way across the room from that face

        • Ninja522

          Ehh, everyone has their moments. No need to hide for long. She’ll probably be her regular old self again in the very first panel of the next page.

      • netherwolf

        All her faces here are epic (epic cuteness) x3

    • 2MK

      I didn’t know Sasha can growl.

      • Ryufire

        Just by the look of Bino’s face says it all!

        Apparently she does! But I have to agree with Ninja522 she might be back to her adorable self again and might get a headache just for growling lol!

      • gaboris

        I can’t see her growl only… “snarl”.(Not sure if I used the right word here.)

        • Frank

          Growl is the sound. Snarl is the facial expression it usually goes with

          • gaboris

            Then I got it right! Thx again Frank. :D

  4. Daggy


    • Shady Kitsune

      Some like theirs hot tempered. =P

  5. IceKitsune

    OMG! Sasha has gone nuts! I am Loving the last panel so much best Sasha face ever!

    • Vladimir Zharkov

      Here we thought the last comic strip had the best Sasha face on it…

      • Alphonse

        All of Sasha’s faces are the best.

      • IceKitsune

        That one comes in at a close 2nd now

      • netherwolf

        She always has awesome faces,it depends on what mood you want her to be for the best face

  6. FunkyChicken

    Would the plan “Wait for Bino to Fall Asleep” have worked? Sasha is technically supposed to be a klutz, so it’s entirely possible that she was “looking at it” and it “slipped” and “a squirrel ran off with it”.

    • Ninja522

      This is a comic. Do you really think the characters in the comic are going to act that logical? Where would the story and suspense be if people followed logical plans?

    • Frank

      By rule-of-funny, probably not

  7. Vladimir Zharkov

    OH GAWD! I’d listen to her.

    • Ryufire

      Can’t argue with that!

    • The Moon Howler

      definitely listen to her

    • Pokeblue

      I agree greatly.

    • Ninja522

      Sounds like a good idea to me. I would rather take my collar off then risk getting my neck taken off.

      • Nohbody

        More like risk having the collar removed from the neck by way of popping off the head first, so said collar could just be slipped off of the neck without unbuckling it. :P

    • netherwolf

      quite right, i’d take my collar of if i was in Bino’s place,or else (gulp)

    • gaboris

      I’d just say: “Hi I’m dasy!”
      I’m SURE that would make her flinch. XD

  8. lightwolf21

    Win comic is WIN!

    • Vlad the Cat

      You understood this just now ?!

      I am dissapoint.

      • lightwolf21

        I meant this particular strip of course. :3
        The comic’s win, itself, goes without saying.

  9. Valerio

    today’s totally for the WIN!
    heh, anyone remembers Pete saying to King Sasha is ‘protected’? At least, now (to use Rick’s words) we can guess what he meant *crosses fingers*

  10. Russiarules1

    Screw Tiger blood, Sasha blood is better… don’t sue me… or ban me.
    Also, I literally laughed out loud when I watched Sasha’s expression in the last panel.
    And what’s up with the alt text? it is really making me do a lot of questions that make me lazy to write them down here.

  11. Thoth

    So Sasha is impressed with how urgent it is that King get the watch. I wonder what reason he gave her?

    • huntersunday

      Chocolate and lots of it if she gets the watch

      • Frank

        By which, of course, he means dog-safe white chocolate

        (I just know someone’s going to point out the chocolate allergy)

    • Argent Stonecutter

      It’s Sasha…

      King: I need that watch because it’s a part of my soul that was broken off in a fight in Heaven between a gryphon and a three headed dog.
      Sasha: Oh, OK.

      On the other hand, if it was (say) Grape…

      King: I need that watch because it’s a part of my soul that was broken off in a fight in Heaven between a gryphon and a three headed dog.
      Grape: If you don’t want me to know, just say so.

      • Teonnyn

        I think it’s more she was so impressed with King helping her clean that she decided to help him no matter what the actual reason was.

  12. Tha Housedog


  13. Elwood Blutarsky

    Woo? Everybody get naked?

    • Russiarules1

      You, sir… you win.

    • Alphonse

      Many laughs were given that day.

    • gaboris

      … What now? O_o”

    • Chip Uni

      Should we start calling her Mistress Sasha?

  14. Roadrunner23

    she’s so powerful lol
    just lol :D

  15. 2MK

    Whose bedroom are they’re in?

    • Ninja522

      Bino’s I assume since Sasha came over to his house and mentioned going upstairs.

      • Vlad the Cat

        Since it was rainy / late outside and bino and fido had to play and be bored inside – yeah.

      • 2MK


        I didn’t know Bino had an ordinary bed like King’s…… but with TWO pillows?

        • Frank

          It’s a King-size bed!

          • Argent Stonecutter

            One of the best Wizard of Id comics ever had this duke-from-another-kingdom-type come up and order a king-size drink, and getting a teeny weeny cup, and when he goes “o_O” the bartender says “you’re new around here, aren’t you”.

  16. huntersunday

    So I have to ask have we seen the dotted speech bubbles before or is the first to show whispering?
    Also Go Sasha

    • Alphonse

      Ooh! Fancy catch, I did not notice that.

  17. Vlad the Cat


    Also, cutest face yet in panel 3 x3

    • Vlad the Cat

      I meant panel 4

    • gaboris

      Heh, yeah we talked aboot that on the last strip… but I still doubt she’d hit Bino on the head. XD

    • Viath

      I stand corrected :) go Sasha, by the way!

  18. leaffly

    Oh my o-o
    The dark side of her! Dun DUN DUNNN!!!

    • netherwolf

      Bino, Don’t go to the dark side (but on the other hand since Sasha’s the dark side maby he odda go!)

  19. Valerio

    when all options fail, just show ‘em who’s BOSS

    • Frank

      Boss Sasha appeared! 36,000 hit points!

      • thropian

        Sasha uses intimidate
        It’s super effective!

  20. Pokeblue

    Whoa, Sasha sure can be scary when she’s angry. Bino better listen to her lest he has to find a new collar, again.

    • Frank

      You know, Bino could just appeal to “you’re cute when you’re angry” and (because Sasha is s easily distractable) get out of this

  21. Cerveny

    xD wow i never thought id say this but sasha is frightening me.. also this was well worth the wait x3

  22. Alabaster

    No fury like a girlfriend trying to get something she wants.

    Or something to that effect.

  23. American_Otter

    Holy, yikes, this is!

    Woah, now this is awesome and cool.

    Sasha, I wonder if that is the Great Kitsune.

    • huntersunday

      I think its just Rick being funny but who knows?

      • gaboris

        Hope so it’s just that, but anyways it IS a fact(in my head so correct me AT ONCE if I’m wrong) that when someone is controlled not just the text but the speech bubble changes the color as well.
        Pete: Black bubble, white text.
        Dragon: Light Green(I’m not color blind, but I AM bad with shades) bubble, black text. http://www.housepetscomic.com/2010/07/05/this-is-my-tsk-tsk-face-2/
        Kitsune: Light Red bubble, red text.

        • huntersunday

          yes but when someone speaks with violence in there words it can be put in red text and I think its just a joke cause of the alt text

          • gaboris

            Yes that’s what I meant. Since lil Sasha has a white bubble and red text. :)

        • thropian

          looks to me like the dragons bubble is light blue but I am a little color blind so I could be wrong

      • Viath

        sometimes people can read deeper meaning into inconsequential things. I agree with you, this is probably just Rick having a laugh at those people.

  24. Valerio

    Man. it was ABOUT TIME she showed some grit!
    That will also teach Bino something about not treating her like chopped liver

  25. Noir The Sable

    Holy hotdog in a handbasket! That is scary. O__o

    Well, I shouldn’t be surprised. After all, recall her last great musical opus, “Sonata for my Boyfriend Who, if He EVER REGIFTS ME AGAIN, Will Wake Up With His Ears Stapled to His Eyeballs, in D minor.”

  26. Valerio

    whatever the end of this arc, it will be worth for today’s comic

  27. Erkhyan

    Sasha in a room and King in a tree, C-O-N-S-P-I-R-I-N-G:
    First comes tricking,
    Then comes cajoling,
    Then off comes Bino’s face in a scary fit of rage…

  28. Daggy

    Reading into the alt text as more than just “Rofl I’m messing with you guys because you guys iz crazy” is absolutely silly. Why would the GM of the game have a player in it?

    She could be protected by the spirit realm or all sorts of silliness. Or that could have just been Pete saying “I’ve cast a spell over her for the time being so she doesn’t go cold” or something.

    • Frank

      We don’t know if the great kitsune is the GM or if U&U even requires there to be a GM. And I think we’ve sad before that GMs sometimes play anyway. Plus: why? rule of funny!

      • SomeRandomGeekNamedBrent

        I think the fact that GK was acting as a mediator between Pete and Spirit, and that he had the map in front of him (or whatever that tri-fold thing is, I don’t play this kind of game) I think it’s safe to assume he’s the GM, but the whole “GMs sometimes play” point is still valid.

        • Nohbody

          The tri-fold thing is probably just a screen, so the other players can’t peek at his notes. Depending on the specifics of U&U, they also make great ways to fudge the dice rolls if the GM makes them then calls the effects of the actions. :P

          • SomeRandomGeekNamedBrent

            but still, it says that he’s probably the GM.

          • Frank

            Or maybe just a player who is really protective of his character sheets?

    • LR

      Sasha is an NPC.

  29. tbird000666

    i like angry sasha :( im being sarcastic

    • Wolf-and-Spice

      Oh look! A Bastian!

      • Kormiak

        That’s “Basitin” and Yay! indeed. A fellow reader of Two Kinds! :D

        • tbird000666

          yes friend im a fellow reader in fact i started to like reading cuz of twokinds

  30. James Sitka

    Ahhhh, wonderful title refrence to the totally awesome Okami.

    • Foxstar


    • Whitekitsune

      Pillow Talk 
      private conversation, endearments, or confidences exchanged in bed or in intimate circumstances between spouses or lovers.

      In this case, between bf and gf. Otherwise I don’t think it’d make sense to reference the name of a flute/lightsaber.

      • Zarvain

        …sorry I got lost, what does a flute or a lightsaber have to do with pillow talk?

        • TheLaw

          Pillow Talk is the name of a flute/sword/lightsaber carried by one of the characters from Okami called Waka. In this scenario however, pillow talk is being used in the form of the definition WhiteKitsune provided.

          • Zarvain

            Ahh, Thank you for clearing that up. =)

      • James Sitka

        Hmmm, I guess not then.

  31. Clairvoyant Legacy

    Imagine if the alt-text was a brick joke.

  32. Valerio

    panel 3: Sasha’s tongue gone white.

  33. huntersunday

    Just thought of something funny King is really high up in the tree I wounder how hard it was for him to climb up with the umbrella

    • Zarvain

      Determination and desperation can make many a thing happen that would otherwise never be done.

  34. Gingly

    Every time I read Bino’s lines, in my mind I imagine him sounding like Gary Oak from the Pokemon anime dub. I guess it kinda fits…

  35. ben

    This situation quickly went from Bow Chica Wow Wow to Bow Chica WTF

  36. netherwolf

    lol,i almost had a heart attack (too many emotions and cuteness) ;3

  37. ShineVlue

    so cute Sasha :) lol

  38. A.T.

    Go Sasha! Go Sasha! Show ‘em who’s boss!

  39. Firewolf

    Ooooooh dear………Sasha…..a kitsune?……………….oh dang that would be freaky. Waaaait, wouldn’t that be “interfering” if she was the kitsune? XD

  40. Draco_2k

    Stretching the PG rating – in your mind!

    • SomeRandomGeekNamedBrent

      especially considering the previous implications regarding necks.

  41. YuMin28

    Sasha! you so cute~

  42. Shake

    Hey, whatever works. And I have a sneaking suspicion Sasha might *actually* turn out to be the GK’s avatar and the alt text is just there to throw us off all reverse-psychology like. Or maybe not…

    Man Rick, you love messing with us.

    • gaboris

      Yeah had the same thoughts myself, but there seems to be a rule(at least in my head) about the color of the texts and the bubles. Look one of my longer comments up a bit higher on the list.

  43. gaboris

    For a REALLY short second the dark parts of my mind kicked in around the last few panels, but I suppressed them right away. XD
    Boy Bino you’re making it SO hard for us to see you as a NOT so dark character. XP
    Aboot the alt text… How I HATE psychology! >_<"

  44. Nia

    Well now we know who is the top dog in this relationship

    • Zarvain

      lol (and I did) Was there ever really a doubt?

  45. tbird000666

    umm rick u for got to color some thing panel 5 corner of sashas mouth is still white

    • huntersunday

      you know it amazes me how you guys notice things like this I would have never noticed it until you said something

    • Coatl Ruu

      I’m pretty sure those are her teeth.

      • tbird000666

        no the inside of her cheek is white he for got to color it

        • dreamingcat0226

          whoa, i thought that was her teeth at first sight, tiny flaws

  46. A random person

    That’s probably gonna be the last time Bino says no to Sasha

  47. sonic id furreh!!!

    haha… this’s is da best ai’ve read ever X3!

  48. WingedWolfGirl

    Ah, cute Sasha …Whaaa!?!?!!!

    Now, in regard to the altext, is she?!?

    • Frank


    • Viath

      i very much doubt it. Tarot is an avatar and can’t touch the watch/fate. Sasha can, so….?

  49. Salenstormwing

    Bino’s learning; never say no to a girl who asks nicely and then who asks not-so nicely.

  50. Acey Winters


  51. Fennec

    OMG – after the last story arc Sasha wants to get Bino NKKD ?!??!

  52. Shaex

    And Bino doesn’t notice Sasha leaning out the window and wispering to King. I guess it’s like him not noticing the card she had. But this one is blatantly obvious.

    • thropian

      she does it when he isn’t looking.
      Bino is just as easily distracted as Sasha

  53. nukedude51

    should i be scared at that face?

    • Frank

      Depends. Are you Bino?

      • nukedude51

        no but i still feel like i should be scared

        • Leitrean

          but it’s just a digital image made of small squares of light.

  54. microbuss

    XD oh dear Moar of “advanced nakedness” LOL XD

  55. Ezhno Pallaton

    Dear Sasha
    You are toltally freaken Crazy
    But thats why I love you

  56. Naylorfan90

    I don’t know what’s funnier. The comic, or that some commenters still managed to start a conversation about Sasha being GK’s avatar despite the alt text making fun of that idea.

    • Hera Ledro

      Well, with Rick you don’t always know if he’s being funny, serious, or halfway both, and this comic Alt is a perfect example of that. He may be being serious and he may be being funny, but his history also suggests that he could be funny but still serious. Just making fun of an idea doesn’t discount it as plausible; if she is she is, if she isn’t she isn’t.

      Besides, in retrospect it really would add an interesting dynamic to the comic, having Sasha as the avatar for the GK. Based on what we saw in “Dog Days of Summer”, we know that he’s all for having fun while still being true to his role as a GM, even if that means he has to intentionally interfere with the game itself (recall: King was removed from Pete’s ‘custody’ by GK himself). It also seems likely that GK would want to get something as valuable as somebody’s fate back from the paws of someone like Bino or even Peanut, who in their naivite would likely mess with it without realizing the consequences. GK seems to be a member of Heaven of some sort, and his personality till now seems to belie a strong sense of responsibility and, if I may go so far, justice. He emphasized in “Dog Days of Summer” that just because something is easy doesn’t mean it’s right, and that he doesn’t allow for rule-breaking (which is effectively what Pete did when he tried to steal King’s fate). Ergo, it seems to me that GK would indeed work in some way to get King’s fate back into its rightful place.

      Given the above we may conclude that it is plausible that GK has an avatar in Sasha. Whether it is true or not is, as I said in a previous comment, entirely up to Rick.

      tl;dr – Sasha being GK’s avatar would be AWESOME! And make sense at the same time!

      • GameCobra

        Unfortunately, the red text is not the same as GK’s. Sasha’s red text is in a white background with black bordering while GK’s has a red border and a hint of red in the background and red text. Sasha’s just clearly very angry.

        • Hera Ledro

          J’accord; there’s also the fact that the background of Sasha’s speech bubble is not pink, which is inconsistent with the GK’s pink speech bubble. I do not for a moment believe that GK has an avatar in Sasha, I was merely stating the plausibility of the theory and playing Devil’s Advocate. I was merely re-establishing the fact that the theory is not implausible on the evidence presented thus far.

          • GameCobra

            Oh. >.> i misread it hten. sorry <3

          • Frank

            If I point out that “J’accord” is French –and thus, that most people won’t get what he means by it– does it still count as Grammar Nazism (as per rule 4)?

          • Hera Ledro

            Poopies on you >_> I don’t think a single compounded French word is really THAT bad. A pox on you I say, a pox!

          • Frank

            “Doctor, I think I have the pox”
            “The what? How did you catch that?”
            “Apparently over the internet”

          • Hera Ledro

            The internet is notoriously contagious. Yet this strain of the pox seems to affect only grammar nazis and trolls.

            …I need to reply to trolls more, now D:

      • Frank

        Actually, GK’s just worried about the rules of their U&U game. He said he was fine with breaking Heaven’s rules, but that, if Pete did break them, GK wasn’t going to do anything to help him.

        • Hera Ledro

          Aha, my reading was incorrect. Thankees for the correction.

  57. Anubis

    Oh god. If she’s Kitsune’s avatar I will die of laughter.

    • jmillart

      I doubt it just becouse he’d be bound not to interfere ether.

      • Leitrean

        or the fact that alt text is non-canon and just a joke.

  58. jmillart


  59. tuctchone

    YAY!!!! more throttling!!!

    • tuctchone

      awesome improvisation

    • Zarvain

      heh And already the new Sasha avi’s are out. XD
      Nice choice btw. ;)

      • tuctchone

        thanks lol

  60. Frank

    “Sure thing, Sasha. Just let me get my ‘censor’ bar”

    • Viath

      “Oh wait, it fell in the river. Never mind, please continue”

      • netherwolf

        He’ll buy a new one

        • Zarvain

          As cheap as he is? He’ll just get a piece of black construction paper or cardboard and some white out. =P

          • Frank

            White out is expensive. How about some chalk?

  61. Frank

    Wait a minute, dogs can’t climb trees!

    • Viath

      says who? these dogs have thumbs! And knowing king, if he couldn’t climb trees he might have gotten a ladder. :)

    • Argent Stonecutter

      King thinks outside the box.

      Sasha: Hey, how did you climb that tree?
      King: What do you mean?
      Sasha: Dogs can’t climb trees! Everyone knows that…
      King: But I’m.. uh… (plummet)

      • Frank

        Now you tell me!”

    • ReCreate

      Well, king was a human. o_o I’m sure he’d be smart enough to come up with a way to get up.

  62. Frank

    Just thought of this: If Bino does find out King took the watch, what’s he going to say? Claim revenge for the exploding catnip?

    • Hera Ledro

      What would who say, Bino or King? King would probably pull the “it’s mine!” thing, and Bino would start working up the other dogs to gang up on King. What I worry about more, though, is if Fox finds out. This is a major betrayal of trust on King’s part towards Fox, who is really his only real friend. If this jeapordizes that relationship, then things could get a lot more depressing for King very soon. The theft may also come back to bite him in the rump with the Ferrets and Wolf family: the Ferrets wouldn’t want to be seen associating with a delinquent (it affects business) and the Wolves would likely be pressured into throwing him out, or even get mad at him themselves.

      This strip is a minefield of possibilities; step on one part and you set off a chain reaction. That’s why I love it!

      • Frank

        I think he’s probably done enough for the wolves for them to consider him part of their “pack”, and thus would protect him if he’s in trouble

        • Hera Ledro

          Erm…aside from snuggling (voluntarily or otherwise) with Lucretia, I’m not sure what you mean by “he’s probably done enough”. Sure, I agree that he’s spent tons of time with the family and is probably considered one of them; I was just listing possibilities that came to mind, thus emphasizing the main point of my post in response to your own: this arc (and this strip) present so many different possibilities that there’s really no telling what’ll happen, and it’s awesome for it.

          • Frank

            Turning on the fire, opening the door (which he implies he does every time, along with all the other “human” things), and taking care of the cubs (albeit as prey). It’s not hard to imagine there’s more behind the scenes

  63. Viath

    Bino doesn’t even notice Sasha whispering out the window to King. :lol:

    • Valerio

      Bino is in self-absorbed blissful state during an intense private snuggling session. I won’t blame him, nossir!

      • Viath

        maybe not. Sometimes I find myself wondering who is actually the smarter one: Bino or Sasha?

  64. Hera Ledro

    Little comment, now that I actually find myself with time:

    The whole “TAKE OFF YOUR COLLAR” thing could be taken in such wonderful directions, and panel 7 makes them all so much more prominent (if wrong). This is such a wonderful example of GCPtR in the comic that it’s got me gripping my sides X’D

    • Frank


      • SomeRandomGeekNamedBrent

        I believe it means “Getting crap past the rating” but it’s usually censor at the end of that phrase.

        • Hera Ledro

          “Getting Crap Past the Radar”, but very close my trope-savvy friend ;D I think yours works better here, though; the only real censorship in the strip isn’t from a panel of media censors, but Rick himself; rating -does- seem to be the appropriate “T” here.

      • Hera Ledro

        Yeah, in the HP! universe, “Take off your collar” seems to be the equivalent (at least in Bino’s case) to “Get naked!”. Some pets don’t seem to be that creeped out by it, but I could imagine the uproar if Peanut went streaking through a soccer game or summat.

        • thropian

          I’m pretty sure no one cares about peanut being naked as he was shown in “the arc specifically about being naked” arc
          more specifically http://www.housepetscomic.com/2011/04/15/things-fall-apart/

          • Hera Ledro

            I know, but being naked incidentally is one thing; it’s an entirely different matter for characters to flaunt that. I highly doubt we’ll ever get to see streaking housepets (for good reason, but you never know, eh?). Besides, this was simply random musing about things rather than actually expanding on it. Other pets have been shown to be averse to being naked – Grape specifically, though I can’t really think of other examples – and we really didn’t get a look at how housepet -society- views collarless housepets in that strip. All we really get is a collarless Peanut cameo, and very little social response to it afterwards.

            tl;dr – Maybe, but we’ve no evidence to firmly ground that claim.

          • Argent Stonecutter

            All the wild animals are naked!

        • Argent Stonecutter

          I think that’s mostly a Bino thing.

          Peanut doesn’t care.

          Grape mostly worries about being picked up by animal control.

          We’re not sure about King.

          Bino has a thing about his skinny neck for some reason.

  65. Sirus

    Am I the olny one who thought of the red more as a demonic (for laughs) anger rather than GK. Alt text is dissapoint.

  66. Asuterisuku

    Am I the only one who sees Penny Arcade’s Gabe in the last frame? I swear that that’s exactly what he’d look like if he were a dog. In any case, I predict that feces are going to hit the fan very soon, especially when someone OTHER THAN Tarot and Selena figure out the link between King and Joel.

    • SomeRandomGeekNamedBrent

      I assume you mean Sabrina.

      • Asuterisuku

        That would be correct. We hadn’t seen her for a while and I forgot her name. *embarrassed*

  67. overzen

    She looks like she’s about ready to turn into a pink hulk.

    “Sasha mad! Sasha give neck rub!!!”

    • Frank

      Now that one’s going to keep me laughing all day!

  68. FerreTrip

    Lol at the alt text poking fun at how everyone keeps speculating who’s Kitsune’s avatar even though he’s basically said he’s not playing. >X3;

    Well, uh, I guess that’s improvising, Sasha ^^; Though I dunno if a neck rub is really that nice a thing…compared to a shoulder-/backrub or something…(I was going to ask how come Bino doesn’t notice her whispering out to King–who looks adorable sitting in the tree under his umbrella, btw–but then I remembered that this is Sasha we’re talking about…)

  69. Dizzy B Fox

    well frum wut iv seen pety brok rulls so why would the others not bend ruls themselvs its an intresting thery evrything in the posts seems plawsebl to me…..(pleas pareden my terbl speling)

  70. Dizzy B Fox

    im also in the hopse that even if fox figurs king out that they will remain friends i like kings charecter a lot and would love to see how far this gozzz

  71. GameCobra

    Sasha’s version of being brighter: Justified anger!

  72. TougeFoxJ.D.M.

    Hahaha! In that last panel, I picture Sasha saying “Take Off Your Collar” in a demented voice! It totally fits! And obviously she is intimidating when she’s angry, so I would probably do what she says too…

  73. xhunterko

    Improvise and ad lib. King knew Shasha was smarter then she looks/acts all along.

  74. JennifertheDark

    Hell hath no wrath like an angry Sasha.

    Sorry if hell is considered foul language.

    • Frank

      In the end, it’s up to the mods. It’s like talking about Herman Melville: Can you really name his book?

      • Chip Uni

        Let’s find out!

        *look left*
        *look right*
        Billy Budd

      • SomeRandomGeekNamedBrent

        yes. it is Moby Richard.

        and we’ve already established that that particular word is unable to be blocked, lest the filter block “hello,” so I think while referring to the place, it isn’t pushing it as much as saying “what the ____”

    • Nohbody

      I’m not a mod, but at a guess context matters. In this particular case it’s part of a famous quote, and talking about the actual place where Christian belief says sinners who have died are sent.

    • Foxstar

      It’s a ‘Use it sparingly, if at all’ term.

  75. The Wolf Kin

    And Sasha, this is why we all love you.

    As King has so kindly put it, and I’ve believed all along, Sasha is a lot smarter than most people assume.

    Also, the red background in the final panel works very, very well.

    • Zarvain

      Look close, not just red, is FIRE!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

  76. Immortel Shadow

    This is going to get very interesting…

    *Clears throat*


  77. Frank

    I’m pretty sure Sasha screaming angrily while nearly choking him just… er… puts it in context

    • Frank

      This (my 7:07 comment) was actually a reply to a deleted comment which stretched the PG rating. I’m guessing the mods left it to deter any similar comments

  78. Yehoshua

    Ok, well Sasha just went from funny to smart to funny to terrifying.

    • Hera Ledro

      Judging by his face, I’d say Bino agrees D:

  79. Lux

    Sasha is Beatrice.

    “I can’t take off my collar because of….small bombs.”

  80. Kohaku Wolflover

    That would be cool if Kitsune was her avatar. It seems possible but I also think Rick likes to mess with our heads :P

  81. Mr. Random

    I can see a new movie coming out:
    from the creator of Housepets! the web comic, Rick Griffin, comes a side story of one of his characters. The Incredible Sasha: Don’t make her Angry or she’ll turn red! Starring Sasha

    Really corny, I know

  82. Kurra

    Bino’s frickin’ lucky.
    Also I just realized the significance of Housepets removing collars, and this just got 10x more nervously funny. X33333 HAAAA

  83. Hoheh

    I like aggressive Sasha a lot. :3

  84. Reconstruction

    if sasha gets any redder she’d explode

    • Frank

      Katie Kaboom?

      • Hera Ledro

        She go boom. Makes me think of Who Framed Roger Rabbit?, which is, btw, the most epic crossover movie ever

        • Argent Stonecutter

          I liked the book better.

          • Hera Ledro

            Who Censored Roger Rabbit? was a really epic book, but I think I liked the movie better myself. Just the explosiveness of the visuals and the (at the time) amazing merger between cartoons and live action. It was still a good book though, easily up there among my faves (sadly I haven’t read it since High School, all those years ago… T-T)

  85. zeroslash

    I wonder what Sasha gets from this. I mean, she doesn’t want to lose Bino as a boyfriend (or so I assume), and I can’t imagine King having anything that she would want or need, especially since he already built her a doghouse. I guess we’ll find out in the coming pages.

    • thropian

      King was calling in the favor of building the dog house for Sasha.

  86. JokkePokke

    I wonder why Bino wants that watch so bad, it’s not nice or anything… In fact, it’s really ugly, I mean, who would want a green watch? Or is it just because King wants it? He’s such a jerk sometimes :(

    • thropian

      It matches Bino’s collar and eyes. Why wouldn’t he want it?

    • Nohbody

      While thropian’s comment is a possibility, I think it’s mostly because Bino is a jerkwad, and is doing so only because King showed desperate interest in the watch. “You want this bad? Well you can’t have it! Neener neener!”

      (For some reason, I never get to use that phrase more than once in most discussion threads, on any subject… :D )

      • Yehoshua

        I never get to use that phrase period, and that is why I use it now. Neener neener!

  87. Espemon333

    Improvisation is clearly one of her strong suits.

  88. Rahiros

    panel 7:

    Danjaaaa zoooone!!!

    Archer, anybody?

  89. silverfang16

    Bino is the most unobservant thing I have ever seen….

  90. Aita

    I know that all of the pets show many expressions but for some reason i enjoy Bino’s so much more than the others….maybe because certain pain is usually around the corner(99.9% self-inflicted)

  91. Reconstruction

    he wants teh watch because it decides his fate, no joke look at previous comics!

  92. JokkePokke

    I heard Rick won the Ursa Major Award, but what category? Tom Fiscbach won it for TwoKinds, for Graphical Story, so what did he get?

  93. Reconstruction

    i can see some serious fanfics coming form this specific strip!

  94. Immorale Punk

    Sasha can give me a neck massage anyday

    But yeah, Sasha’s face there is totally epic..Love how she’s all “^D^” to become “>:S!”

  95. Leitrean

    i think i tinkled a little

  96. Cameron

    So I noticed he said he paid like 10 dollars on her present last year. Making a big deal. So I was wondering do they get paid very little? Because bino is making it sound like he spent alot of money.

    • Argent Stonecutter

      I doubt Sasha gets an allowance at all, given how her owner treats her, but the other pets seem to get enough that 10 bucks does seem stingy.

    • Zarvain

      Its in the “About” section, so if canon and typical of what the House Pets get, then 10 bucks would be kinda a big deal, seeing as how that’s 5 weeks worth of allowance.

      • Yehoshua

        Made me lol at the end.

  97. WolfLongFellow

    weres the new strip it was so pose to comeout lastnight. robble

    • Argent Stonecutter
    • Devilsnare35

      I’ve just finished reading the entire archive and I’m going insane. How can you guys stand to wait for days on end for a new comic to come out. I’ve been waiting a few hours and I’m ripping my hair out. This comic was my favorite thing ever and now I’ll have to wait days every time I want to see the next slide.
      *rips hair out in frustration*

  98. Aleyx

    SO win.

  99. Hopper200456

    “Get mad! Sasha doesn’t want your lemons! Demand to see life’s manager!!!”

  100. shadow wolf

    this comic is good

  101. Dogs Rule27

    Um…I’m scared now.

  102. Leitrean

    Bino should buy ME a present seeing as today is my birthday!

    • Leitrean

      derp..well it will b in 27 minutes

      • Yehoshua

        Happy birthday, Here is your present:

    • Alabaster

      Happy Birthday. Good luck with Bino getting you a gift, I suppose?

  103. *Insert creative and cool name here*

    I was wondering, when will this comic arc end and get back to the main characters, Peanut and Grape?

    • Foxstar

      When it ends. We just had a bunch of one offs with Peanut and Grape and remember, the comic is called “Housepets” not “Peanut and Grape”

      • Yehoshua

        Thank you.

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