Lol hubris, really? Is this an actual arc by the way or kinda a running one-shot? I like it either way
It’s an arc.
No! He’s going to kill Peanut!
… or at least his character
Nooooo! Someone have to save Peanut’s character!
B-but that is not how the play goes!
At least Peanut get’s to haunt him as a ghost, that should be fun!
bah, if Peanut could save Sasso, surely he can save himself!
YOU KILLED PEANUT!
You child of a delightful young woman!
I saw what you did there and I applaud your wit and creativity ^_Q
inb4 “Oh my god, they killed peanut!”
lol this play is really, really silly and filled with so much stupid stuff when you get down to it.
Wait. He’s not a real saint? Then who have I been praying to all these years?
Grape and Tarot, that’s a scary combination!
“So… you have magically powers… and you have a thing for Peanut… does that mean you’re not interested in Fido? You would be the first girl dog that I know who didn’t say FIdo’s name in that girly dreamy manner…. well aside from Daisy…”
… What?? ‘:(
Basically what I think the two would talk about if they’re were alone together.
Sorry. 2am and arguing with people more confused than myself.
I honestly believe Tarot has no interest in Fido.
Yeah. After all, we’ve never seen her going “God, Fido is so buff today!”
That’s something reserved to us in the comments…
Of course it is! Just like the yearly bruising of Bino, we have got to have some enjoyments to ourselves you know.
Yeah, the only thing daisy says is “hi I’m daisy”
Omigawd Lady McBeth is McBeth’s soldier?! What a twist!
WHAT A TWEEST!!!
This is probably the funniest version of Macbeth I’ve seen in a while.
And a nice throne as well. Max… err, I mean… Macbeth has it all!
It’s good to be the King except when you’re paranoid
MaxBeth… or Mac-well? ;P
Max read The Rime of the Ancient Mariner, or was it Peanut who wrote in the script to show off his booksmarts… to other pets who have only read Pridelands? Speaking of Mariners, I wonder what happened on Keys and Fiddles journey on the river…
What does it have to do with Max’s lines? Other than the Albatross’ mention (which he could’ve learned in a book about Ornitology or, as he’d call it, “Flying Buffet”), there isn’t much to go on that tangent.
I’ll admit I don’t know much of the Rime of the Ancient Mariner, but a) it’s about a mariner, b) who’s telling the story of how he and his crew got cursed for killing a sea bird, possibly an albatross but I dunno, c) and in the end we find out part of his curse is to tell his story.
So it really doesn’t have much to do with Max’s lines, unless I’m missing something
… Oh, my bad.
I just checked wikipedia, and it cleared my confusion.
(for those interested)
You see, apparently, the ancient mariner was forced by the other sailors to wear the albatross he killed around his neck, and thus “having an albatross around the neck” is a somewhat fancy way of saying you feel cursed of have a heavy psychological burden.
The More You Know!
(and now I wish I had a shooting star emoticon)
They said they didn’t know when they would be back, and then were back in time for The Great Water Balloon War
Looks like soldier grunts get no names. :<
Ah but that would confuse people! Especially if they are only there for one scene.
They’re just called Murderer 1 and Murderer 2 in the play!
Huh, I’m surprised Peanut didn’t insist on playing the protagonist, even if it does end tragically.
Well, he is playing Macduff, who does get to fight and triumph over Macbeth, so at least there’s that.
True, he could be playing one of the soldiers.
I wish I could do that…..
This just keeps getting funnier.
I don’ get it what’s Hubris? O_o”
… Also I again don’ understand what’s going on. (????: What a surprize. :p)
What’s the King’s problem? Lineage? Song? ALBARTOS? >_<"
Hubris is basically excessive pride and inflated ego, but in a way that shames other people- ie you flaunt just how better you are at something and always point out their shortcomings on that field- THAT’S hubris, and it’s one of the worst things one could doo in Ancient Greece (as Zeus was the patron god of hospitality, and shaming guests really doesn’t fly with him.)
An Albatross is a bird (like a giant seagull, more or less). I’m not sure what’s the reference there, but what happens is that the three Sisters returned sometime before this scene (obviously offscreen) and told Macbeth that yes, he’s the king, but his sons won’t be, but Banquo’s will instead.
So Macbeth goes and makes his deposing a self-fulfilling prophecy- he’s getting deposed because he’s an unstable and paranoid rules, but he’s unstable and paranoid for fear of getting deposed.
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Albatross_%28metaphor%29 (I have explained it in an earlier comment though)
actually they told Banquo about his son’s being king in the fourth panel of this comic: http://www.housepetscomic.com/2011/08/17/all-hail/
McB was in the same room and heard it.
as for the albatross: http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Albatross_%28metaphor%29
“That girl will rain destruction down on you and your ship. She is an albatross, Captain.”
“Way I remember it, albatross was a ship’s good luck, ’til some idiot killed it. …Yes, I’ve read a poem. Try not to faint.”
I know what an albatros is as a bird, but thx.
Now I get these two references. Thx for the help people.
I have some suspicions about those paper bags. Are they from Burger King? God, I’m an idiot…
Hehehe, Tarot looks short… and fluffeh.
I thought Pete was the patron saint of comeuppance.
Pete is far from being a saint.
Pete’s the patron saint of being sort of a jerk…and Welsh Corgis.
Not according to Wikipedia, it ain’t.
He does, however, play the bouncer to the Great Disco Club In The Sky. Not that it has anything to do with your comment, heh.
Joke with your friend about being king and having kings for heirs, then try to kill him off before his half of the prophecy come true. Make sense to me!
This is why I never consult ancient prophecies.
… :/ does this remind anyone else of The Highlander?
*There can only be one!*
You’ve got yourself a bit backwards. Plus Macbeth isn’t immortal and won’t shoot off sparks of electricity when you cut off his head.
im talking about in a sense!
i dont know why, but it does.
Don’t compare McBeth to Highlander. They’re completely different.
They both just happen to have a ton of European people killing each other.
And the foreshading of maxbeth’s demise begins.
Fleeing the country to avoid suspicion.
What a age they lived in at the time.
Heh… Saint Hubris… I see whatcha did thar Rick, genius.
btw the alternate text is: “The patron saint of comeuppance IT’S A COINCIDENCE OK?!”
If I could, I would visit this world and have Peanut listen to Good Shive Low :3 Or, just, some other good music.
before the fall…
It’ll be interesting to see how this version ends.
On an unrelated but still House Pets related subject, Mr. Griffin, while I was watching the last half of Hogsfather, I just about died laughing reading a paragraph on the back cover of your House Pets book. I’ve only come across one other book that had such a funny bit there but I can’t remember it exactly.
McBeth Is Shakespear, Right? I Was Never Good In Litterature Classes. T.T
Yeah, only much funnier and more understandable here when re-enacted by the Housepets.
Oh so very true lol
It is funnier, but I still have no clue what’s going on.
Same Here. -_-
Hah! There is no such thing as prophecy! Some gypsy said I would “take a trip” today, and I haven’t gone anywhere speci- *trips over a rock* Ow! Maybe Max should be careful…
this just got interesting….
they literate because they have edge quoting one of the old ones
The other way around:
St. Hubris, a.k.a.; Lord Payback, Mr. Karma, Sir Comeuppance, Count Recompense, and the Duke of Presumption.
This arc is kind of engaging…
Haha, this comic is hilarious. especially this arc. It’s amusing.
I know I sound like an idiot, but Grape’s feelings confuse me. :/ I still like Peanut and Grape, but you know, Max is awesome. :3
Well I just got back from the hospital. So basically my weekend sucked!
My weekend consisted of me punching Hurricane Irene in the face.
Wow i watching about that
Wonder how tarot is going to use her powers next
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