To The Edge Of Night

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  1. rtlstien

    Never did watch Lord of the Rings.
    Fiddler and Keys making a funny cameo ftw

    • sonic id furreh!!!

      wut’s da cameo? ai dun get it :c

      • rtlstien

        I meant them just appearing out of nowhere like this in the middle of a battle just to play a song from Lord of the Rings

        • sonic id furreh!!!

          oh, thanks! :3

      • Hera Ledro

        A cameo is when characters who are not normally in a show/comic are given screen/strip time in said show/comic. While we are stretching the definition a bit (cameos usually only apply to characters that are from an entirely different show/comic), Fiddler and Keys are both seen here when they are not main characters; ergo, this is a cameo. Again, stretching the definition a bit, but you get it.

        • Keldor

          It could be a cameo in the sense that Fiddler and Keys are not characters in this particular arc…

          • rtlstien

            Yeah, I meant that they just appear out of nowhere and probably won’t appear in the rest of the arc

        • Grip

          There is a web comic called Freefall (I actually first learned of it through a comment made on a comic during the arc “The Vet”), and starting with the strip and ending with there were cameos made by robots from other web comics, television shows (such as K9 from Doctor Who), movies, comic books and a few from real life. On a totally unrelated note, I had no clue Zach was a nerd. Although I highly doubt he is a bigger nerd than me ;)

    • SilverZeo

      Though I worry for Fid’s choir outfit…

    • Tides

      Given the context of the arc, it is a really clever way to fit them into all this. All you really need to know about the LOTR reference is that it was a really cool moment in the film, and Zach kinda talks about the details. The joke of course is that it didn’t work in real time, but you can get the joke without having seen the film.

      • LegendaryHero

        *Goes to look up that part*

        • Tides

          if it helps anyone out, here is a link to the clip from the film

          • SomeRandomGeekNamedBrent

            thank you.

          • Argent Stonecutter

            What kind of crazy people attack a fortified position with cavalry waving swords? Where the heck were their own archers?

          • The Diet Poison

            Probably just following orders…

            …same reazon for which many naziz had to go to court; for killing innocent people under Hitler’s orders…

            THAT JERK!!! D<

          • Argent Stonecutter

            OK, what kind of crazy people give that kind of order?

          • The Diet Poison

            either somebody with brain damage…

            or someone who wants revenge…

            or someone who does’t care….

            or somebody with all of the above….


            … me! =p

          • KJOokami

            **spoiler alert**

            The order was given by Denethor, Steward of Gondor (the most powerful human kingdom in Middle Earth). The reason he gave such a ridiculous order is because he was, at the time, grief-stricken over his lost son (Boromir, who died at the end of the first film). He takes out his grief (and, with it: rage) on his other son, Faramir.

            He says himself (Denethor, that is) that he wished that Faramir had died instead of Boromir. In a last attempt to gain favor with his father, Faramir accepts the suicide mission to charge in to attempt to retake the river settlement, Osgiliath, which you see in the above video.

            **spoilers over**

            It’s probably one of the most emotional scenes in any of the movies. And it’s also got one of my favorite songs. Love Pippin. <3

    • Legion

      How could u have never watched LOTR, it’s only the most pinnacle fantasy movie ever. It alone sets the stage for every fantasy movie afterwards.

      • The Diet Poison

        I’ve never whatched them either…

        I’m not into fantasy….

        …. why is every one looking at me like that?
        … wait, what are you going to do with that?

        • Peanut

          The Diet Poison
          July 14, 2011 at 9:18 pm | Permalink | Reply
          If king is your favorite character… then why do you call yourself peanut?
          I don’t mean to be rude. Just wondering…
          Oh, and by the way, I also think that king should be hanging out with more characters already.
          I mean, why hasn’t King met Peanut already. I belive that it would be a verry cute encounter.

          i dont know

          • The Diet Poison

            YOU DID ANSWER!!! ^_^

            …a little late….. but better late than never!

            So, if you don’t know…….
            …watever! ^_^

            It’s not like it matters.
            Besides, your avatar defines you verry well. =)

          • The Diet Poison

            If you want to know how I came up with my name…

            Well, It’s kind of creepy…

            Ok, in short, I was thinking of making a joke recepie…
            …you know, put random and illogical ingredients.
            I was thinking of putting “baby blood” as one of them…
            …but I thought that it was way too obscure…
            …so I thought of diet poison.
            … I mean, imagine having diet poison as a real ingredient!
            … and a realy cool name too!!!

            Ok, maybe that’s too much information. D=

          • Peanut

            lol XD DIET COKE= diet poison just thought of that

          • The Diet Poison

            Wow… 0_0

            You know…….
            …I was actualy expecting you to say that I was mentaly ill or something….

            …… And I thought I was the creepy one! =(

            …perhaps, I’m not phsyco enough. =D

  2. kimo


    • megabob12

      i know who you are! you’re that guy, from that thing!

      • kimo

        what guy?

        • LordWorpeltinger

          nice Portazie art ^_^

          • kimo


          • Lelouch Vi Brittania

            Hmm now why does this seem familiar

          • kimo

            how does it seem familiar?

  3. rtlstien

    Nice dodging by Zach

    • huntersunday

      now if only he did a barrel roll

      • rtlstien

        Zach would be Peppy and Karishad would be Fox

        • rtlstien

          To which Karishad would do something ridiculous that would involve him putting himself in a barrel and rolling the down a hill, bowling over all the cats and dogs like bowling pins

        • Mr. Random

          I always thought it would be funny if someone made a Star Fox scene like…
          “Do a Barrel Roll! To Shoot, press Z or R twice! Use the Br-”

        • Lelouch Vi Brittania

          Ok I just don’t see that combination happening

      • The Diet Poison



        DO A BARRE—
        *hit with a frying pan*

  4. IceKitsune

    heh nice love it when Fiddler and Keys show up its always fun. I have to ask how much longer does this arc have exactly?

    • The Diet Poison

      My best guess would be: all summer…

      or, at least, most of it…
      or, perhaps, a little bit more than that…

      There are still many questions to answer about the arc.

  5. huntersunday

    its time to go to the beyond

  6. tbird000666

    see if there was a sniper then zach would be down

  7. SomeRandomGeekNamedBrent

    I have no Idea what music you’re talking about, but I don’t need to to get the joke. :lol:

  8. SilverZeo

    So Lord of the Rings do exist? Still make me wonder how Tarot, Dragon, and Sabrina feel about those, since the last Harry Potter movie just came out…

  9. sonic id furreh!!!

    there should be some type of slow-mo walk away explosion in this arc, with the person walking away putting on awesome glasses B)

  10. Hoheh

    Fiddler and Keys goodness! These thoughts are deep.

  11. Snowmon

    For once I’m not a big nerd. I’ve watched LOTR over a thousand times (Not by my choice, but I still liked to watch it at least ONCE and most 9). And yet I honestly don’t know what the joke is…

    Egad I’m NORMAL!!!!!!!
    Quick Somebody Nerd me up! What’s a “Aural” joke?

    • Snowmon

      Hold on, now I get it. The choir cat was singing the song, While Keys (I’m guessing) was playing some form of violin music. Also quite possibly sped up to compensate for the slow motion effect.

      • SomeRandomGeekNamedBrent

        wait, why would Keys play violin music? Fiddler is the one with the violin.

        • Snowmon

          Well, if Keys isn’t playing it…
          (*.*) then where is that music coming from?

        • Frank

          Notice Keys seems to be sitting down. My guess is he’s stitting at his keyboard

          • spiritkitsune

            He realy needs the piano from Schroeder (Peanuts).

          • Frank

            Ah, but Sasha has that one!

          • spiritkitsune

            Oh yes, now I remember. She got it from Bino for Valentine’s day.

      • Argent Stonecutter

        To be really authentic, there would be no backing to the vocals, no?

        • SomeRandomGeekNamedBrent

          Keys is there so his keyboards can provide that eerie reverb. other than that, there’s no need for music.

    • cesarinthewhitedragon

      pretty simple joke…

      the third movie… Faramir gets hated because he’s not Boromir.. and is sent by his father on a suicide mission with all the horseknights of the white city to try to reconquer Osgiliath..
      and the father asks pippin to sing while he eats.. and at the same time the unit of Faramir gets massacred by the orcs…
      so theres a huge war in slowmo in the housepets world..where Zach is almost getting hit left and right.. and Fiddler and keys are singing the LOTR theme XD

      • Gamecobra

        Enter Rufus with a chicken.

        I honestly loved the movie, but at the same time i sadly forgot most of it as well. =(

  12. Luffy

    LOL Another random and hilarious moment brought to you by Fiddler and Keys!

  13. Lelouch Vi Brittania

    He is sorta good at dodging

  14. malinik

    nice dodging and i like fiddlers face in the last panel…

  15. gaboris

    For a sec there I thought Fiddler was a priest on the battlegrounds or something, but then I remembered how things are suposed to go here. XD

    • Draven

      Fiddler isn’t a priest, he’s obviously a bard

      • gaboris

        Yeah that’s why I said “For a sec”, but then I realised I missed. :D

  16. spiritkitsune

    Only one word
    !!AMAZING!! :-D

    • Mr. Random

      I say the same about this strip and your avatar :) I luv furry artz

      • spiritkitsune


  17. WolfLongFellow

    ahh no insane battle what depessng

    • The Diet Poison

      I know…

      I feel a little disapointed too…

      …But, I guess that this only means that next strip will be so epic that I will be able to say: “GREAT GOODNESS!!!”

  18. KSR

    Hope Peanut come out immediately to finish this madness….
    not because I like Peanut but peanut…

  19. Nikola

    Haha that was so epic, although it might be because I’m a lotr nerd.

  20. Salenstormwing

    I would have suggested a nice Civil War background music myself… Still, Fiddler & Keys! Woot!

  21. WingedWolfGirl

    LOL, for a second there I thought Zach was going to say the situation reminded him of that song. Cue Fiddler and Keys. :D

  22. Peanut

    i like this one best one yet

  23. SamBlob

    Having not seen “The Return of the King”, what this reminds me of is the shootout in “FaceOff” where all one hears is the music playing on the baby’s headphones: “Somewhere Over The Rainbow”, while what one sees is a fairly typical John Woo gunfight (which is about ten to a hundred times more terrific than a fairly typical movie gunfight).

  24. Argent Stonecutter

    Unfortunately, Christopher Tolkien burned me out on his father’s work long long ago.

  25. spiritkitsune

    Remember Fiddler & Keys on a raft?
    Maybe the river they were floating on was the flood wave
    comming out the good ol’ dogs clubhouse.

    Did they start this war?

    • Argent Stonecutter


    • The Diet Poison

      That was way too long ago…
      … because I had forgotten about it.

      Anyways, I think Rick must have something else in mind…
      …that is, if he IS going to reveal the true, solid, and unquestionable reazon of why this war started….
      …Which he probably will. =D

  26. Hoheh

    Jay R. Arrr! Tolkein…

  27. The Diet Poison

    I like the idea of Zach having the ability to dodge.
    he looks kind of cute in panel 2.

    But I LOVE his sad expresion on panel 3. ^_^

    I’m just glad to see that Keys and Fiddler are not interested in participating on the
    getting-all-enemies-wet part. =)

    But if there is still a question to answer, that would be:
    What about Joey?

  28. Frank

    They’re back from the river!

    • Elwood Blutarsky

      Hope the fish was as good as I’ve heard

  29. T-Squared

    Rick, why do you have to draw your characters with their mouth open THAT wide when they yell?! XD

    • SonictheHedgehog125

      Because, that just means they’re yelling LOUDER!

      • Peanut

        July 18, 2011 at 9:38 am | Permalink | Reply
        Because, that just means they’re yelling LOUDER!

        lol u updated ur avatar the day this comic came out?

    • Frank

      Because it’s funny!
      …and intollerably cute

    • Argent Stonecutter

      Because they’re animals, and can open their mouths that wide.

    • LordWorpeltinger

      and it’s a nod to Charles Schultz’s peanuts.

    • The Diet Poison

      Simply because Rick wants it that way…
      Plus, it’s commical.

  30. FenixWong951

    in the absence of a good comentary of the comic cuz have never seen the movie return of the king, this user will put a nyan.


  31. Argent Stonecutter

    It’s all about drawing dynamic pictures of bunnies in dramatic poses.

  32. Roadrunner

    Zach in panel 3 is so cute

    • FuRrY321

      Agreed. I vaguely remember the reference that he is making to LOTR, but maybe that’s just because I watched all 3 movies in three nights, so I don’t remember everything.

    • BryanEric

      Dude! Have I offended you last time? I am so sorry if I ever did… I was just curious of your avatar too!

      • Roadrunner

        Oops, I’m so sorry, I didn’t check well my past comment…
        Avatar, of course, It’s my character. but there isn’t any detail.

  33. theblackcateyes

    Hahahaha, I love seeing Zachary in these last strips, Thank you Rick Griffin!!

    I like his expression and the Fiddler clothes rules!!! :)

    Where can i buy that costume?? hahaha

  34. Timmie

    Ah, the innocence of war. Panel three shows that very well.

    • The Diet Poison

      I know….

      HOW CUTE!!!! ^_^

  35. AuvaAkita

    That looks like me when i play Dodgeball!

  36. dragonbreath007

    Yeah looks like me too…no wait, I was the first one who got hit every time. “sigh”
    Go Zach go!!!!

    • AuvaAkita

      I have quick reflexes and i’m also very nimble! I suppose those are probably two of the main components for winning at dodgeball, but i’m not sure cuz i only played it once or twice XD

      • The Diet Poison

        you won’t belive this guys!!!

        When I played dodge ball, I just waited still untill I had a ball I could hold, then I would go as far as posible and trow it and then…….
        …I WOULD GO BACK DOING THE MOON WALK LIKE MICHAEL JACKSON!!!!!! Becaue giving the back to the enemy is a bad idea.

        …I was terrible at throwing, to the point that I neever hit anybody….
        …But I was fun to play dodgeball with.

        • Luffy

          Haha I know what you mean, I kinda suck at throwing but I can dodge very well.

          • Draven

            Seconded, i dodged so epicaly the only way i was ever out was when some1 cought my horrible throw

          • Luffy

            I know right? One of my friends even compared my moves to those seen in the Matrix, of course he over exaggerated. XD

          • Draven

            My friends threw balls at me from behind kuz they were jealous of my skillz

  37. Corn

    *NEAR MISS* almost got the tail ^^

    • Tech

      what do you mean near miss it almost hit him so i’d be a near hit

      • Corn

        have you played need for speed… there is called near miss ^.=.^

  38. The Wolf Kin

    Zach’s a part of the matrix! Run!

  39. cesarinthewhitedragon

    oh my god, thats hilarious!
    so fiddler and keys also had to make the music of the battle in realtime? XD

  40. neonsky

    Your humor tends to whisk over my head and leaves me none the wiser.

  41. Draven

    Just thinking about that song gives me chills, excellent reference choice

    • Draven

      I must be the biggest nerd here to vividly remember that reference, granted I saw the movie last month

  42. xhunterko

    Good fight cats, good fight.

  43. microbuss

    LOL The way you draw big mouths “kills” me & its FUNNY!! XD ROFL

  44. Legion
  45. The Diet Poison

    The title is: ” To The Edge Of Night”

    That must mean that we will see some epic night action…
    maybe, one to three comic-strips from now…

    …Unless it has some reference to the Lord Of The Rings.
    I haven’t watched any of the movies, so, I don’t know.

    Or… it could be a methatphore pertaining to panel 3.
    “What’s the end result of all this violence?”

    …Or …it could also be a forshadow that the arc is about to end.

    Wow! I’m such a nerd and I’m not a nerd at all. =/

    • Legion

      It’s a line from the song reference

      • The Diet Poison

        awwwwwwwww! =(

        All that brain enery waisted for nothing!… )<

        …Well, I'm glad to know…

        …Whitch is somehting only a nerd would say. =(

    • Snowmon

      No, doubt about it. You a nerd. Join us, we’ve got cookies, water guns, and free glomps!

      • Frank


      • The Diet Poison

        That reminds me of a funny phrase I read once…
        It said:
        “Come to the dark side……. We got cookies!”

        Well, I WOULD love to join you-all…….

        …but i’m asocial. =’(

        By the way, now that I think about it I DO have some traits that can be catecorized as nerdy…….
        …like commenting here, in the first place! =D

      • Draven

        Wait, since when do we have cookies, all I have are star stickers

        • The Diet Poison


          I love star stickers!

          I wouldn’t join for cookies, nor water guns…
          …but, STICKERS!
          YAY!!! =p

          …nah, just kidding!
          I’m still asocial. =(

    • Peanut


  46. Alphonse

    I remember that part.
    I think…

  47. Misharu

    YES! I love those two cats :3 And yes, I’m a nerd started hearing that song in my head X3

  48. Jaxon Night

    my guess is that either peanut or king is max’s contact, since neither of them have any people they hate on the cats side, plus i could see both of them giving them weapons for attacking bino

    • IceKitsune

      Except as Max said he bought the guns from his contact with Catnip why in the world would Peanut want Catnip (I mean I know hes a Cat Lover and all but I doubt he would need it,except I guess to maybe give it to Grape,but that doesn’t make much sense since she could just get it from Max if she wanted) and King would need it even less so.

      I think Peanut would just give them the water guns if they asked him anyway.

  49. Leo

    This is awesome!!!