This comic is so awesome
Yes… a classic Shakespherean MacBeth Housepets comic.BRAVO LORD GRIFFIN!!
Now this is getting interesting
Hey, what does Tarot holding in her paws? A golden key or something?
That’s what it looks like to me
Yeah, i think it is a key. Her character mentions a key in the monologue that precedes MacDuff’s (Peanut’s) entrance.
Also, I know it’s getting old to say it, probably, but Tarot is delightfully cute in this arc (not that she isn’t normally, just saying). I love it!
Porter:If a man were porter of hell-gate, he should have old turning the key.
Yep, that’s the one.
Assuming she’s about to hand it over to Peanut, it’s probably the key to the city!
And Max just goes and breaks character. lol I love the first panel it great.
You know… it didn’t bug me at first, but… how the heck do they see in this arc?
I know… fictional characters, realism is unnecessary, position of bags/pitcher exaggerated for effect or w/e…
sense of smell?
You answered your own question.
How can ANYONE be expected to pay attention to things like the law or due proscess, they are both pointless.
Exactly! You should only pay attention to POINTY things!
Like this dagger I see before me?
Well, that certainly wouldn’t be pointless…
Man, aren’t you a sharp one?
I was going to take a stab at these but everyone got in before me.
I’m glad to have had my slice of this conversation.
Sorry to cut in but I prefer round points, get to it blacksmith.
Frankly, sir, I think what you write is a hack.
(gee, weak pun there, sorry guys I’m out of my depth here -.-)
yeah, that pun just didn’t cut the mustard.
I hate to cut this short, but I think that’s all the knife puns there are. It did take sharp wit to get this far though.
yeah, i don’t think I can handle any more.
(get it? because a knife has a handle.)
aww, but I steel wanna go on!
(ok, guys, STOP ME NOW. I request FRYING PAN ACTION, and soon!)
Just cut it out…. darn it
I kind of absolutely love Peanut’s mouth in the panel’s he’s in. It amuses me greatly.
Both! I think it’s the little pointy teeth showing that makes it great. *shrug*
Can someone explain:
1)what Tarot is supposed to be?
2)the joke in the last panel?
Tarot is playing the Porter, who is basically the part of the doorman in the scene.
I can’t say for certain, but I’m guessing that Rick was making a joke about the nature Macbeth’s comment about killing them being somewhat blunt/sudden, and possibly making a commentary-type joke about how it was odd that Macbeth would say this instead of just letting it remain a mystery. Macbeth’s reply (Max’s last speech bubble) is simply following along with the nature of Macduff’s/Peanut’s line and taking a humorous twist to what the original line was for Macbeth (originally it was a bit less flippant and egocentric, but rather serious and a passionate defense, claiming he was avenging the king by killing them).
It’s a little early so that didn’t make a whole lot of sense but I think I got it. Thank you very much ^^
I like the Porter scene, nice little comedic relief scene in the real play after the murder. Of course this is light anyway so no need for relief but nice to see a “Not doing that” gag about it anyway.
Is Tarot cool having her role shoved aside like that… she would since she can see the future…
Oh, SOLID SNAKE IS IN PEANUT’S TAIL!! THERE’S A SNAKE IN THE HOUSE!
Solid Snake doesn’t go (!) like that, it’s the guards that do. There’s a guard in Peanut’s tail!
Now that’s one wagging situation!
I did not get that at all.
Is it suppose to be a joke or something?
Video Game Internet Meme thing…
See the guard on the right side of this picture? That “!” over his head means he’s alerted and actively looking for Solid Snake (the guy in the karate outfit).
But he did in Brawl didn’t he?
Maybe it’s one of his fleas?
OMG, PEANUT’S BUGGED.
Wrong, someone from the Fable universe has a quest that needs to be completed.
*in Peanuts tail
Did they run out of paper bags or is that pitcher intentional? And what Tarot were going to say, por–?
The character she is playing is the “Porter,” and has a line that says “…remember the porter.”
I think the pitcher is intentional, because the character is either drunk or hungover (either way, has been drinking) and so supposing the pitcher was for the drink, I think that was at least part of the joke. Also (but this is a stretch), if the drink was port, then you could say that the pitcher that held said port would itself serve as the symbol of her character’s name in place of the bag with letters.
Also all the other characters have their Initials on their bags while the Porter is some no name guy who answers the door so no name no bag (the 3 witches didn’t have names or bags ether)
Ah okay, thanks, this explain something at least. Still a bit confusing as I haven’t read the original macbeth thing.
More like “Sense Murder (Wis)”, amirite?!
I miss eyes.
Eys ar ovrated,
I have got to like the first the most!
“Sorry, we have no room for your shenanigans.”
Sigh I’ve only been here for about four months now…
They’re good memories!
Hey don’t i know you from BCB? anyways, Housepets! actually was what kept me going through one of my depressions. I had something to look forward to three times a week!
Mettle it is me Tensa the one that got special Ed
For no reason!
I didn’t know you get on here.
Leave it to Peanut to demolish the fourth wall, pick up the pieces, then throw them in the grinder.
And yes, Macbeth is very campy.I think a lot of the desire to perform it as a serious play, however, comes from the fact that a lot of playwrights and performers think that Shakespeare is serious business, and to turn it into something less than the epitome of its genre (whether comedy, tragedy, or what have you) is a slight to the name of Shakespeare. A tragedy MUST be sad and serious; a comedy MUST be funny and over the top. All of these are, if anything, reasons for the playwrights themselves to lighten up a little and do something different. I have yet to see, in my entire experience as a writer and reviewer, a campy or balanced rendition of MacBeth, or of any of the Shakespearean plays. Lots of theme reversals; very little that shows the director or playwright having any fun.
Not counting some of Branagh’s work. Guy is an excellent director for Shakespeare, and knows how to have fun with some of his stuff.
You win the kewpie doll.
Shakespeare, first and foremost, was meant to be ENTERTAINING. He wrote for a crowd that were far less educated than, say, readers of a modern web-comic.
The English language has changed so much that we don’t realize how bawdy and funny he was in his time. (And a joke explained just isn’t funny.)
I was going to mention myself that Shakespeare actually wrote in the “low” tongue of the time. He didn’t write for nobles and the wealthy, he wrote for the common folk, the peasants and poor. His plays are filled with “bad english,” slang terms and Elizabethan swears and other language that the nobles and well to do would have found very crude.
Hooray! I knew my English Major would pay off somehow. So…what can I sell that kewpie doll for?
And to Damon, I think the funniest bit was that the nobles -enjoyed- it. He wrote Richard III (I think it was that one, but could be Richard II) and Her Majesty Queen Elizabeth actually quoted it against the Tudors (again, don’t quote me; my history is rusty). His plays were popular amongst the high-brows for the same reason that The Sopranos is popular amongst upstanding citizens: it’s another world that allows us to vicariously experience things that we would otherwise never do in reality. Not exactly the same feeling, but close enough for government work.
I gotta find/watch some version of Macbeth later.
It’s still pretty funny though.
I dont know guys…it seems like Romeo & Juliet would be more…you know…
They already did Romeo & Juliet.
Dangit, that strip made me shed a tear a second time!
Expected for follow?
Anyways, they’re looking expressive today, I like that. I guess it helps that their eyes are covered, so you have to do more with gestures.
BTW, is that a pitcher on Tarot’s head?
Oh man, skipped the gate keeper is that because the comic is G.
PG actually. and possibly.
Heh, this is hardly country matters, now is it?
I guess this joke got over my head (as nobody noticed it or was bothered enough to reply)
Even though yes, the murder of the king and his servants is effectively country matters, in both senses of the (shakespearan) word.
I’m beginning to think everyone gets carried away in these plays, lol
What’s especially weird is how Macduff plays thestraightman for a series of vaudeville-esque jokes at the beginning of this scene. This Shakespeare stuff is far more campy than people give it credit for.
Does someone wanna explain that last line for me.
Seriously anyone? I want to think it’s a FH reference but I’m not sure.
it is not. http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Camp_%28style%29
Thank you, this is why questions are good.
I agree, Max. I don’t like mysteries either
And thats funny lol, “We found their daggers, and they were covered in blood…” I killed them.
I Did Not Kill Them! But I Did Murder Them. :3
well this meets my quota for a day!
Ideas! for this comic!
could somebody qoute bino and his game speech
i think grape is so cute by the way
I think I see a typo in the second panel (alarum).
But still, that is so true. Wolves and pets should be exempt from laws! But especially wolves! XD
Unbiased opinions from the most socially accepted fandom in the world.
Wait, is that an insult or a compliment? *bares fangs* I can fight dirty!
Doesn’t it take a pack of wolves to take down one deer but one dragon to take down a herd of deer. You do the math.
Let’s end this ‘discussion’ now, please.
i adore this comic. I wish he would make a tv show from this so we could get to know the characters by seeing their full movements an hearing their voices, It would be fun to see how some of the scenes that they mention in the panels would have really been acted out. Why can’t i be a house pet, “sobbs” WWWWWWWWWWWWWWHHHHHHHHHHHHHHYYYYYYYYYYY!!!!!!!!!
“wipes away tear” house pets have so much fun.
well the forum community is trying to help with the voice part by providing them voices in the Housepets! Radio Show. sadly, we can do nothing for the animation part.
IM NOT THE ONLY ONE!
not the only what?
Max is so silly.
Imma see the king now!
This is just so funny!
Am I the only one who noticed a pun in the strip’s title?
Oh Max. Stay in character for a second, will you?
So, uh, when you saw the tail with the exclamation point in it, did anyone else hear the Metal Gear alert sound in their head? You know, that sound everyone always has in Second Life?
How I laughed at that little “!” in panel 2. I could almost hear that alarm go off from the MGS series. X)
but due process is what makes it all worthwhile. Hark! Thar be the ice cream man. Time for coffee and VENGANCE!
Are any other characters going to be in this arc?
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