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Where could I find a list of the moderators? As not to infringe the rules about the moderators.
While this isn’t explicitly a rule, I would assume that the rule concerning arguments/ignoring/impersonation of a moderator would implicitly extend to other people. It’s simply a matter of courtesy that you do not get into verbal fights with other members or ignore what they have to say, and impersonating them is just…well, I would expect it’s just “no”.
The rule itself does not, in spirit and in my interpretation, apply solely to moderators and I don’t think we should act as such. It’s one thing to get into a discussion – moderators are people too, and there’s no reason we shouldn’t discuss the comic with them from opposite standpoints – but it’s a totally different thing to argue with them.
…I suppose my point in all this is that we shouldn’t need a list of moderators, since this rule is simply a statement of courtesy that should implicitly extend to all members.
That’s a really good way to put it and makes sense to me. Thanks
You can find a list of all of the mods on the fourms. Fourm mods are also comic comment mods.
just out of interest is it classed as spamming to post the same post once on each comic on the day its released?
ha, I usually stop reading the comments now at the boring rulespam, but I’m glad I looked down one more. Maybe one day I’ll come back to reading the comments, they were great back in the day…
Rules are posted so people know what they are. It’s not that rules were added, it was just decided to let everyone know what standards they’re held to.
Publicly viewable rules do not detract from anything.
War…war never changes!!
Or does it? War has changed. Did it? The answer is no. Unless it is yes. No, of course it is. It is war.
War has changed.
It’s not about nations, or ideologies.
It’s not even about profit, resources, or ethnicity.
It’s an endless series of proxy battles,
fought by mercenaries and machines.
War, and its vast consumption of human life,
has become a rational, well-oiled business transaction.
War has changed.
Oh so oh sooo true friend
Wait that’s the same as what I said last time >:(
I mean it’s close to what I said
Storms of annoyed
…Wait, storms of annoyed WHAT?
Video Game Nerds?
Its not that I’m annoyed about I got lost in my train of thought while reading this
I was doing something important and then I forgot
what could possibly be more important than housepets
yeeap just like the book war and peace only thats not what im refering to the name “war and peace” basically goes along the lines of you cant have peace without war and you cant have war without peace its esential to human life and ppl dont seem to realise that ppl are wanting peace but people stand in the way of that so in order for peace they fight until the last one comes out its simple yet brutal and complex
i hope one day we can look past that
Sounds like something from Richard K Morgan.
And yet… avatar…
Which was basically Dances with Wolves but with 10′ blue people
i thought it was pocahontas in space
Ferngully with rebooted smurfs.
That actually reminds me of 1984 for some odd reason – the book, not the year
Nice. XD MGS4 FTW.
Sorry, I don’t play videogames. Missed the reference. If you liked that, might I suggest Richard K. Morgan’s novel “Market Forces”. The title is a pun and it means exactly what it says.
That is SO Metal Gear Solid 4
so its no different
Sorry I’m too much of a fan. X3
But anyways it HAS changed as the others have already said… but it’s only fun when it’s fought with pillows or water based weapond. XD
Thats always fun with pillows and waterguns/waterballons
The sound effects are freaking amazing
yes and the slow mo
Especially in the last panel
I like “BGLOOP”
so do I! XD
Chee Chee Chee Chee Chee Chee
I love grapes water gun. That thing looks legit. And Zach’s face in panel 1.
Man, I can imagine something like “Saving Pvt. Zach” or something, heh.
I wonder how is everything going on the dog side?
Or Grape going Rambo style on everyone with her water gun, or something like the dogs/cats running to the enemy lines with bombs/water balloons raining all over the place, just like WWII movies .
I like WWII movies .
Specially on the ones that are based in the Soviet campaign.
I can actually imagine that
Love Max’s expression in panel 4
also the last two panels
lol the look on Zachs’ face in the first panel is great. Way to go Max! Though it was him landing on the Balloon that popped it in the first place; that was still brave. Well as much as it could be seeing as its just a water balloon.
He should have grabbed it and thrown it back. It’s not like a bomb or grenade that explodes on a timed fuse. If it hits the ground and doesn’t break then it can be reused.
Actually you can buy a thing that you can put in balloons that pops them after a certain amount of time goes by.
One word: AWESOME
one word POP
CHEE. CHEE.. CHEE…
CHEE… CHEE…. CHEE…..
one thing that isn’t really a word: BGLOOP
One long word:
Is funny and sad at the same time
Also sorry for repeating myself last time 。・°°・(＞_＜)・°°・。
I will not let that happen again
I have newfound respect for cats ,it’s not much but its a start
But I still don’t like them
quite the amount of comments good sir
You know good sir you can ignore them
BUT if ya want ta waste your good time then be my guest and read away
How does such a big cat fit on such a small hat?
Cats are magical.
Also, they dislike water.
If I were as flexible as a cat and disliked water as much as the stereotypical cat, I’d be able to fit on top of my pot/hat/helmet.
Cats can get creative with small bowl-shaped items.
its a pot but i have the same idea
You’d be surprised what big cats can fit on xD My cat back with my mum is so big that you’d swear it needed a tiger-size bed to sleep on, but it curls up into this little 6×6 inch bed every night. And considering this is Max we’re talking about…I concur with Argent: cartoon physics apply.
Clever and heroic Maxwell is awesome!
grape is awesome
Dis guy I so agree with
GET TO DA CHOPPA!!!
ARE YOU JOHN CARTER
*INSERT A ARNOLD QUOTE HERE WITH AN ARNOLD ACCENT*
“I’ll be back?”
“Are you here to kill me?”
“… … …………….. ……. … …………… … ….. ….. no, you must live.”
“It’s not a tumor.”
“IT’S NOT A TUMAH!”
Gotta put the accent on it.
discombobulated corpse termination urbanization governmentalibation explosive montazuma’s blasting power revenge!
Do it! Do it NAOUGHW!
John Connor, sorry but I just had to
And upon landing on the water balloon, the war paint on the pot MYSTERIOUSLY VANISHED.
Scientists thoroughly confounded, the world shocked!
Hmm now that’s peculiar
Hmm ponder ponder
You are right. You have good eyes there.
Plus the stripe pattern on the pot is reversed in Panel 2. Continuity error!
I guess they used three pots in filming the scene.
Hmm pondering even harder。・°°・(＞_＜)・°°・。
CUT!!!!!! Hey there, bring in the stuntcat!!!!! Great job Max!
Here’s a question
come on dogs we need to win this! rip maxwels other ear off!!!
Aww man was that needed man let’s just keep this fun
oh im sorry he’s got such a appetising ear I couldn’t resist
I forgive ya buddy
ha ha lol funny but in other comics it LOOKS like there are more dogs than cats prolly giving them the strategical advantage over the battlefield so i think the dogs might win this one…
don’t worry we will win this one *me over the radio* U.A.V online
If Max’s other ear gets a bite out of it…well, Grape probably took a moment to ‘balance them out’ in the middle of battle (or on the sides). Which, I’m sure, would make a lot of people happy.
*stares at max’s other ear*
（；￣ェ￣）sighs in disbelief
hey they could bite max’s other ear if he fakley dies in the combat as part of a dogtag thing… i thought it was funny
ALT TEXT: THE SIX MILLION DOLLAR CAT
I always thought the Six Million Dollar sound effect was more “dunnnn dunnnn dunnn dunn…” or is that his super-vision sound-effect? (close-up on Steve Austin’s eye…)
it’s actually more of a “juh-nuh-nuh-nuh-nuh” sound.
Actually to me, it was more of a T-T-T-T-T-T-T-T-T-TTTTT sound (Sorry that there’s no vowels in there, but it’s the best I got.) XD
To settle this, the Six Million Dollar Man Soundboard!
This comic = http://tvtropes.org/pmwiki/pmwiki.php/Main/ptitle8px80d2wm3pd
I really like the way you drew the pouncing/falling Maxwell. Just so you know.
WoW thats funny nooooooooooooooooooo….. pop thats it, classic ; )
the slow motion bit was awesome, but what does Max think he’s covering..a grenade… x3
yea, pretty much.
The Alt Text is just awesome
the orange cat looks like stripe…
Exactly what I was going to say ! Maybe Peanut’s inspiration? Or there’s a fourth wall in need of repairs?
In the last panel, one of Max’s toes ir green. Just saying so you can fix it x3
I was about to say, it’s the face paint that dripped, but yeah, it does look like a mistake
*Plays Guile’s Theme durring panels 4 through 7.*
This comic never gets old.
That was rather … anti-climatic XD
Gotta love the slow motion sequence and everyone’s expressions.
Wait, where’s Zach’s diary?
At home? Or maybe this page is so wet it’s illegible?
It’ll be back on like Friday or something; I felt it didn’t fit for this strip
There is no time for a diary when you are under attack.
“Look at the panic in Zach’s eyes”
This is WAR!!!
i miss the ferrets
Try a wider spray, or lead them a bit more.
What Argent says is true, but I find that simple practice makes everything much easier.
Though on the note of the ferrets, I wouldn’t be surprised if they were ‘funding’ such a thing or organizing it, at least. I don’t expect this is the case, but it certainly wouldn’t come as a surprise. It seems like something Keene or Pit would do for fun.
Anybody else think Max looks like a bunny in panel 6?
A little bit.
He looks like a cute curled up napping cat, except that he’s fighting da bomb
The cats often look a bit bunny-like to me.
lol love Max’s face in panel one and two. SO serious lol
He is at his most adorable when he is serious.
i liked when he was stuck in the rain and was all pouty, he was very adorable then
I love the smell of H2O in the morning. Smells like… wet fur.
Nice going Max now you need a dry helmet.
I love max !
I just finished reading everything from the beginning and I just love it!
Looking forward to more!
Agreed, I just caught up about a week ago and I love it so far!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
I’m really curious to see where this arc is going. Rick has me itching to see the dogs in this war.
But since the story is being told from Zach’s perspective, that would require Zach to get captured!
Wouldn’t that make it the second time he got captured? Well actually I guess you wouldn’t call it “Captured” considering he wasn’t actually in the water war thing in the first place.
True, but he hasn’t technically agreed to fight for the cats yet (unless I missed it), so I’d guess he could be taken to the other side without being held as a prisoner or hostilities or anything like that. I guess it also depends on which dog(s) had Zach.
I could imagine Fox getting captured AGAIN, only by the cats this time!
That would make my day!
I could also imagine Joey going undercover again in his high-tech, extremely effective cat-suit.
Alt Text is total hyper awesomeness
That thing betwen max and zach in panel 1 is a cat?
If it’s the one that gave the alarm, I wouldn’t be surprised if he/she had something on his/her ears
Ah, yes. The “Suicidal Bomb Disposal” myth. Mythbusters tried this out once. Turns out it works.
Well yeah, but the stand-in ballistic hero there is obliterated in the process.
Now Max, you need to put the pot back on your head, and get ticked off about getting wet anyway!
It’s kinda cool and much funnier. X3
A purple heart for Max!
No need to be greedy! He’s already got a purple girlfriend!
*Looks at panel 3*
…is that Joey in cat-form I see?
Nope it’s a regular orange cat with facepaint
Who else notices that Maxwell’s toe is green in the last panel?
No it’s …..ohh now I see it haha
Wow!!!! First time i saw a slow motion in a comic XD
What a great idea!!!
Press “RB” to throw back grenade
Can someone say M*A*S*H
The game of life is hard to play
You’re going to lose it anyway
So I can take or leave it as I please
Dum dum da DUM da DUM da DUM…
La la la… forget the words
Something something buttered toast and cheese…
Did you make that up?
Trying to remember the M*A*S*H theme.
I guess that’s why most the M*A*S*H shows I’ve seen have someone just whistling the tune…
The song with lyrics was somewhat less than acceptable according to TV social standards at the time.
For the curious, the entire lyrics: http://www.stlyrics.com/lyrics/televisiontvthemelyrics-50s60s70s/mash.htm
(And during the google search I saw that apparently Marylin Manson has done a cover of the song. Haven’t listened to that cover, but if it’s anything like the butchery MM did to “Sweet Dreams”… ugh.)
Life is like a boat so you have to bear it even when life starts to get shaky,and ride the waves out to the endof your voyage
THE EXPANSIVE WAVE!
You know what? This is good for nothing! *shot, then tossed out the nearest airlock*
Well, at least that pot on the head is good for something.
Anyone else see the star wars reference?
Well now I do
It’s not like it had anything else that was actually important to protect…
(Okay, maybe I’m a bit of a GrapeNuts shipper… )
Oh noes, Grape is going to admire Max for being a hero.
I personally hope that he gets blasted by Peanut during the war.
Oh, it’s true! I wonder if Peanut is participating in this war?
“Peanut, there’s a war raging out there!”
*Game over music plays*
“Aw, Grape, you made me lose the war!”
“That’s the point!”
I think not because he is such a peaceful dog
Well actually in the Zoo arc which is actually what it’s called he gets in a fight or an argument with a snake and gets stuck inside the snake tank. Again.
LMBO next time throw it back, ya silly goose XD
Water grenade XD
I think max is a commander in this water balloon war
Or second in command to grape
I’d like to see Housepets! animated mostly because I didn’t know it was a slow-mo scene until it was mentioned later in the comments.
any time a single action takes more than one panel when it really would take a couple seconds, assume it’s slow-mo.
Oh come on! You’re supposed to throw it back at the enemy… Still, love the chee chee chee parts
Gotta love the sound effects
…wait just a minute, Zach has pads? Huh… that’s interesting.
You know what else is interesting? That I actually noticed that.
Save for the the hooved and the birds animals, all the pets have pads.
This world’s bunny paws have fur over the pads.
You know what? You’re right, and I’d even drawn him before without pads. I’ll fix that.
And you fixed the pot in frames six and seven!
Max still has a green toe in frame 8, and the stripes on the pot are in a different order in frame 2.
Is anyone else confused as to what that is in the background of panel one, I think it’s a dog but I can’t tell
This is the most epic war I have ever seen.
This ths the fourth most epic war
That I’ve seen
*Sings* I would catch a baloooooon fo ya.
Maxwell will earn a medal for that!
He will have to design and make it himself though.
The police is joining too? I though they were supposed to keep the streets safe!
Considering the… seriousness of the “war”, they should try and put a stop to it.
By the way, where are they fighting? I can just imagine how it looks like from twenty yards away!
I’m guessing at the park cause of the bench they’re behind
ZOMG I LOVE THIS COMIC MY FAVORITE.
peanut rocks whose everyone else fav animal
Fox is my fav pet
Dual reference win.
LOL WATER BALLOON GRENADE!
2319! We have a 2319! 8D
Monsters Inc reference
do i get a cookie for catching that
Does anyone else think Max looks kinda like bunny in the last few panels?
I do. I also noticed that the pan he has as a helmet fits his head rather well meaning the pan is Very small or Max’s head id rather large for a cat’s head but it’s a comic so I don’t even know why I’m commenting on that subject.
I can imagine fox or Fido shouting from the other side, something along the lines of “Fire in the hole”
Does anyone else notice Stripe(who is not a cat) next to grape?
THATS WHO THAT IS!!! I thought it was a average orange cat
Wonder What Peanut would say if he saw her!
He would pass out
Peanut(…gasped, screamed, has blind, deaf, dumb moment ,then grape throws a bucket of water on him)
Drama queen! XD
Fridge Brilliance: Since this is a -water- balloon fight, the whole “all the cats being deathly scared of water” doesn’t actually seem so far-fetched/fantastical anymore. It is actually realistic in an exaggerated sense.
…I love epiphanies xD
All we need now is a General Paton speech.
Slo mo sound effects
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