The Crack-O-Doom

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  1. Ryufire

    How graphic is the violence? 0.0

    • SilverZeo

      The kind that gets dumb down and heavily edited by 4kids.

      • Tendo

        So you mean someone just happened to much as mention a knife or gun?

        • T-Squared

          In other words, in the 4kids version, Macbeth threw MacDuff’s entire family into a portal to the Shadow Realm. ;)

          • SilverZeo

            After using Invisble gun-hammers!

          • Jinxed

            But not before murdering the king with a children’s card game!

          • darkgloomie

            With lollypops that throw smoke!

      • Solario the Visored

        Ah, so instead of swords, everyone waves their hands around while giving thumbs-ups until someone gets tired and “faints”?

    • Tensa Zangetsu

      The violence would be equal to a rated E10+ Game.

      • SilverZeo

        Do you mean American standards or Japan standards?

        ANd why is Mini-Moon with that coyote in you avatar?

        • Tensa Zangetsu

          Say what! If you played RPG games you would know that’s Presea Combatir, And Caius Qualls!

          • Tensa Zangetsu

            …oh wait I just read it a bit better…Anyways That’s a Clip From the opening
            To Tales of The World Radiant Mythology3

        • Tensa Zangetsu

          For the ratings it can be either japanese, or American! It doesn’t matter ^_<

        • rtlstien

          His name is Eugene

  2. rtlstien

    One little family slaughter and I’m branded for life!?

    And lol at Harry Potter reference

    • Rick Griffin

      Am not sure how it’s a Harry Potter reference when this is how Macbeth goes

      • rtlstien

        Sorry for not knowing Harry Potter stole it from Macbeth.

        If they had been doing Hamlet then I would have been on this much better, but I get to laugh at myself now for my ignorance lol

        • WhyLime

          Well, not stolen, but referenced. The whole song is a reference to the Macbeth witches. Double double, toil and trouble, fire burn and cauldron bubble!
          It’s why it’s considered the cursed play. Apparently Shakespeare didn’t ask permission to use black magic in the play, so the witches cursed it. That’s just one story.

          • rtlstien

            Hahahaha I’m laughing at myself again.

            But seriously, I know nothing about Macbeth. Hamlet, yes. Macbeth, no.

            The only thing I have any reference to Macbeth is from the old Gargoyles cartoon. And I’m at least smart enough to know that much of it didn’t actually happen like in the play…

            And please I hope I am not wrong because I’m tired of being correct and having to laugh at myself lol

    • SomeRandomGeekNamedBrent

      if you mean the “something wicked this way comes” thing, that was a Macbeth reference in Harry Potter.

    • Argent Stonecutter

      Man, Shakespeare is full of cliches.

      • Hera Ledro

        Shakespeare created a lot of cliches, the least of which is the “Wherefore art thou” line. Annoys me to no end that people think that means “Where are you?” as opposed to “Why are you”, but I suppose they’re justified =/ The Shakespearean cliches are perhaps the most stereotypical instances of exactly what a cliche is.

      • Frank

        “There’s nothing new under the sun” –Ecclesiasties 1:9

        And apparently, there’s been nothing new since

  3. Daggy

    Amusing. I’m really enjoying this arc, having read the play and finding it quite good. Seeing the Housepets! crew do it has been better than seeing my class try to perform it (where they butchered everything quite horribly.)

    • Tides

      Yeah, when my class tried to do Julius Caesar it was quite interesting to say the least, haha! I agree, the five of them are quite amusing in this play. Having Max play Macbeth is working quite well, I think. Nice casting, Rick, haha!

  4. IceKitsune

    geez a guy just can’t kill an entire family and not have everyone declare war on him anymore can he! :P I love Grape having a blindfold on on the TV.

  5. Tynach

    Tarot should use her holodeck powers to augment this play.

    • Elwood Blutarsky

      But then what would they do with the cute plastic bags?

      • anon_omis

        You mean paper. It they were plastic they’d be dead

        • rallyjr

          that would be a sad day

          • anon_omis

            Well I’m sure tarot could fix that

      • Tynach

        In case of ill effects caused by tampering of the visual cortex, they may use them as barf bags.

        There, I thought of a reasonable and productive use.

      • JokkePokke

        Ahem, *cough cough*, protectionfromfallingwhiteballsofdoom, aheeem, darn this cold!

        • anon_omis

          I saw what you did there….but I don’t get it

  6. Snowmon

    Is it just me or is it every time someone see the future they wind up causing it to happen. Seriously… Well, at least he got the deluxe package.


    • SomeRandomGeekNamedBrent

      it’s called a self-fulfilling prophecy, and it does tend to happen a lot.

      • anon_omis

        I call it an over used plot device

    • anon_omis

      It’s not so much the whole future as it is one or two specific events occurring in the future that they make extremely vague references to.

      • Snowmon

        Oh you mean something like this?

        I see… I see…
        I see… your future…
        I predict that this… is 98% accurate…
        You are going to die…

        period. no seriously. That’s it. That’s all I’ve got bub.

        • anon_omis

          Yeah, pretty much

        • rallyjr

          2% chance of immortality

          • SomeRandomGeekNamedBrent

            I like those odds. vague with a chance of immortality.

          • Snowmon

            No, I just had to consider the other methods of reaching an “end” excluding “death”. You know like: the Rapture, falling into the Mu Gate of pure darkness, slipping right out of existence, stopping yourself from being born by time travel, being infected by a mind-altering virus/parasite so that you are no longer “you” for the rest of your mortal life, and etc.

            You know the works.

    • Argent Stonecutter

      That’s your classic Greek tragic form.

      Prophecy: “Beware, this baby will kill you and marry your chick”
      Laius: “OK, stake his feet and throw him out for the jackals”
      Oedipus, baby: “Waah”
      Shepherd: “Whoa, someone harshed this baby, let me heal his poor little footsies and take him for my own.”
      Oedipus, grown: “Old dude, get outta my way!”
      Laius: “No”
      Oedipus: *kills him*

      • SomeRandomGeekNamedBrent

        Oedipus: *proceeds to marry the old man’s chick*

  7. white fanf

    ^_^ java funny

  8. SilverZeo

    How much work did put into this? They made a video for the play too?

  9. Argent Stonecutter

    Aha! MacDuff wasn’t born of woman, ‘cos he’s a dog!

    • Tom Flapwell

      Heh! That’s a more persuasive loophole than the original.

  10. *White fang*

    Grrr what i meant was: lol thats funny its my phone sorry^ _^

  11. Grip the wolf

    Macbeth: Uh… this was all in the plan!
    Me: No it wasn’t!
    Macbeth: Shut up!

    • anon_omis


      • Grip the wolf

        Me: And now for a word from our sponsor
        The Joker: It’s all part of the plan!
        Me: And now, back to our regular scheduled programming.

    • Tynach

      It was all in Plan B.

      • darkgloomie

        Wasn’t that the one in which he wastes time eating muffins?

        (prize for who guesses the quote)

        • Dena

          It’s true, though, the spotty one does look better than her in a skirt!

  12. rallyjr

    A bit sad how Macbeth was too busy being afraid to actually enjoy being the king

    • anon_omis

      And yet oddly hilarious

      • Tensa Zangetsu

        When you say oddly hilarious I say oddly Stupid :/

        • FlynnDawg

          Stupidity + serious situation = Comedy on the interwebs

          • Frank

            You’ve just restored my faith in the internet of making everything avatarizable

          • Tensa Zangetsu

            You just rocked my mind dude D: (JK)
            So …

        • rallyjr

          Tensa Zangetsu what is that picture from?

          • Tensa Zangetsu

            Tales of The World Radiant Mythology 3

          • rallyjr

            Thank you

          • Tensa Zangetsu

            Your welcome (^_^)

  13. gaboris

    Oh prophecies how convienently cryptic you are. :D
    “No man can kill me!(LotR)” and “No living man hurt the one wearing this armor.(Relic Hunter)” are my favorites. X)

    What’s the problem in the 6th panel? Two of the three prophecies said he’ll be fine. How could ANYTHING go wrong right?*sarcasm* XD

    • icarus

      trees moving and cesaerian sections almost NEVER happen EVERYTHING IS FIIIIINE

  14. Draven

    I wish the deluxe school package came with popcorn.

  15. Yehoshua

    Just one measly family and all of a sudden, he’s a criminal…

  16. Tensa Zangetsu

    This is getting more interesting

  17. icarus

    i honestly have to say i am LOVING this arc. as a lit nerd, former english major, etc…it’s just cracking me up left, right and center. the alt tags too. you’re doing this a hell of a lot more justice than most shakespeare in the park players.

  18. Tensa Zangetsu

    Also 2 quick questions
    1. Why is there a T.V?
    2. How are grape and peanut in it?

    • icarus

      1- they’re performing the play in their house, so they probably just used a house tv
      2- VHS?

      • Tensa Zangetsu

        I just had a Grune moment…I just acted like she would in this situation, and asked a simpleminded question! :D

    • Frank

      Rex’s camera!

  19. WingedWolfGirl

    Never ignore prophecy, ever.

    • Indagare

      He’s not ignoring it, he’s trying to avoid it. That never works.

    • Tensa Zangetsu

      i would… just sayin…

    • VOLK


  20. GameCobra

    Maxwell’s popcorn is no match for Peanut’s manly chest.

    That, and Peanut really knows how to pose on Television =3

  21. JokkePokke

    Completely off the topic, but will Duchess ever return? I’d love a new, British character, and I love her personality, judging by her first impression!

    • Avansis

      I’d say most probably, though not any time soon and not in a major role.

  22. Tommyrazor

    Am I the only one getting hungry from seeing the popcorn? Just thought I would be random enough to ask.

    • Frank

      You do realize “corn” in medieval britain basically meant wheat, right?

      • Slash0mega

        hows that relevent?

        • Frank

          Ever tried to make “pop-wheat”?

      • Argent Stonecutter


        • Pawcha

          Mine eyes have pierced what thou hath done yonder
          (I see what you did there)

  23. darkgloomie

    dun dun duuuun

    Prophecy Twist!

  24. Anonymous

    Let me see if I understood.

    Prophecy one: This guy s going to kill you
    Prophecy two: Nothing born from a woman can kill you
    Yes, I googled around and found about ‘the loophole’, but I guess Shakes could have produced a better one. (McDuff could have dropped a vase of flowers on McBeth’s head or something)

    Prophecy three: This one just made no sense to me. How this one works out?

    • chexwarrior

      Well if he dropped the vase on him it still would have been MacDuff killing him else all Shakespeare would have had to do is say “MacDuff’s sword isn’t born of a woman so it could kill MacBeth” As for Birnam wood coming to Dunsinane either be patient and wait until the comic gets there or go read the play, its public domain so there has got to be a free version somewhere.

      • Frank

        What if MacDuff’s blacksmith was female?

    • Indagare

      Basically Malcom and MacDuff lead an army to Macbeth’s castle dressed in camouflage, and they have branches and other foliage attached to them, so it *looks* like the Birnam Wood is coming against him.

    • darkgloomie

      Prophecy one is actually “You’ll be king, but your sons won’t be” which is different.

      Btw, did I mention already that Tolkien’s prophecy in LotR regarding the Witch King came to be because he was disatisfied with Shakespeare?

  25. Draven

    This is like the plotline to EVERY final destination movie. Knowing your doomed fate yet still trying to outrun inevitablity.

    • Frank

      Which is actually the basis of greek mythology

  26. xhunterko

    Like, the previous king was any worse right? Right?

  27. Salenstormwing

    Hey, that was a nice graphic for “Graphic Violence”.

  28. the big step that needs to be taken

    Maybe that step was too big

  29. Draven

    Does “graphic violence” count as a sound effect, kuz we need some awesome sound effects.

    • Sansash

      *Wilhelm scream*

  30. The Diet Poison

    “Deluxe comes with flashy special effects and popcorn” =D

    I totaly loled.

    • Tensa Zangetsu

      “… It’s nonsense” -Itachi

  31. Matthew

    i want the deluxe package?

  32. TheCrimsonFox

    Lol, I’m quickly loving this rendition of Macbeth a lot more than the original

    • icarus

      you saw the *original* rendition? how old ARE you?

      • Frank

        That doesn’t necessarily mean his old. Maybe his high school Lit teacher was evil and gave him this instead of the “easy” ones like Romeo and Juliet or Hamlet

        • icarus

          i was spoofing the fact that the original RENDITION would have been back in the time of old shakes himself :P what he means is the original script.

  33. Mastergodai

    i rather enjoy this version of Macbeth ^_^

  34. Matthew

    i am a true fan of this comic so somebody answer me this can i audition for the voice of peanut or king? Heck id even try out for tarot

    • Dissension

      If you’re interested in participating in the fan-created Housepets! radio play, you can get more information on [the forums], specifically the main ‘Fan Projects’ board.

      • Matthew

        ok ill try

      • Matthew


        • Dissension

          The part that says “[the forums]” is the link. You may also click the blue box at the top of this page that says “Forums.” : )

  35. Lyooon

    Am I the only person who has been lost on everything thats happened for the last 5 or so comics?

    • Dissension

      I’ve been following it pretty well, and several others seem to have no problems. Insufficient data exists to objectively answer your question, however.

  36. tahrey

    OK, I’m missing something – who is “SY” supposed to be?

  37. Sansash

    “Touchdowwwn!” (Max in last panel)

  38. Sansash

    “I’m off to kill MacDuff’s family” .. but not MacDuff himself?