I think i like these bats! :3
as I once read in a book “I don’t understand why so girls are SO afraid of them. They are like little mice with wings”
Bats are this here girl’s favorite animal after snakes…
Rock On! Screw Gender Roles. That Bad Is The Most Adorable Thing Ever. X3
I like bats too. They are really cute! Although I do follow that I don’t particularly like snakes (I have pet one though) and I really, really don’t like spiders.
Where I live in the summer you can go outside at dusk and watch them fly by. Sometimes it seems like you can reach out and touch them, lol. But I understand the stereotype, my mother is terrified of them… and mice in fact, haha, but not me =P Also, I agree that these bats are indeed awesome!
Poor Sergeant Ralph!
I predict a mental breakdown in the… uh… well… some point in the future. I’d say near future, but let’s face it: he hangs out with Kevin on a regular basis so this probably barely qualifies as mind-numbing. Mr. Limerick was probably excruciating, but that’s probably just the anticipation of having to explain the encounter.
Speaking of, how is most of this going to be entered into evidence, anyway?
“We’ve got some grumbling about how artifacts smell like artifacts, a limerick from some dude in a shack, and some bats.”
“So… file it under testimony or…?”
I think it might be here say
Well either that symbol is something having to do with Magic of some sort, or its the thief’s signature.
a mystery only rick can tell
…and he is kind of telling it
What will become of the artifacts? Will they ever figure out what those strange lines mean? Find out next time on Housepets!!! *cuts to commercial*
If you move the line that ends in the center to end at the top of the circle it’s a kind of toppled out-of-proportion pentagram. I’m guessing cult. Lol, which I suppose is a cross between thief and magic? xD
It’s not Akkadian after all. Rats. I mean bats.
Maybe it’s warchalking, you figure out the SSID and WEP password based on which points on the circle are connected.
This must be why Rick hates us
It’s on topic!
Meanwhile, in the Bat cave.
I knew that one was coming!
Na Na Na Na Na Na Na Na Na Na BATMAN!
I wanna hold your haaaand, I wanna hold your hand..
Quick Ralph to the batcave we have not a moment to lose!
Correction: Batmobile :p
“Quick Robin, no time to lose! We must go without a single sound!” *immense crash* “Oh wait, thats right. YOU ARE USELESS”
AAAH BATS again!
Oh Rick… what have you done to the poor fellow animals?
“None fathom the Terrors of the Lights!” This just makes me wonder what other strange names wild animals come up with XD Also i think it’s quite obvious that Ralph is Not a fast writer lol
Or, the bats are really, really fast talkers
Well that’s what i was getting at. Because the bats are really fast talkers, Ralph can’t keep up with them, which indicates he’s not a fast writer.
I kinda doubt that the information the bat is giving to Ralph will be useful. But then again, you never know…
I guess the bats CAN talk.
considering all the other talking animals that we’ve seen it just wouldn’t be fair to leave them out expectantly since their use sound to find their way
looks like some kind of satanic symbol for bats
OR MAYBE ITS A MAP
no… IT’S A TRAP!!!
I bet IT’S A MAP OF A TRAP! OR A TRAP OF A MAP!
IT’S A LIE. THE CAKE IS A LIE.
IT’S A BOOBY-TRAPPED MAP TRAP!! XD
They’ll expect it to be booby-trapped, so they’ll get rid of the booby-trap or get around it somehow, then the map will lead them to a trap! And then they’ll escape and find the real map on their way out… XD
You know, when I saw your avatar and replies under ur response… I was hoping for another limerick out of random posts, but no, I was disappointed today. OMG how frustrating!
People always assume that. If the two points are at the top its satanic because it refers to the shape of the skull of Baphomet a goat-faced devil. If theres only one point at the top its just normal magic with no evil connotations at all. It bugs me how people assume they are one and the same.
Having said that I don’t think this is a pentagram, its drawn all wonky unless its a specific kind of pentagram, I guess. Sometimes you get ones with extra points or other such weirdness for specific groups.
Looks more like a map of lei lines, line of magnetic current where when they cross, odd things can happen.
Artifacts missing, and a weird symbol. I wonder if Pete is involved.
It very possible its one of the Cosmic Nerds and they might even have a reason for it (it has something to do with the game they are playing) but I think it might be another being like the Nerds not any of the Nerds them selves. Though this is just speculation of course I still need more evidence to come to some sort of definitive conclusion.
Plus as far as we know Pete is in some sort of Heaven Jail right now so it being him is unlikely.
Though its possible that Pete (or one of the Nerds or a being like them) is manipulating the bats from Jail/The game table (or where ever The Nerds stay)/Some place else if its just someone like the Nerds.
Unless……he escaped *gasp*
But yeah, i would be surprised if it was Pete or any of the Cosmic Nerds who was doing this, although i wonder why they would possibly want Aztec artifacts? They’ve got the whole Universe to themselves…….my only guess is that they are just playing silly games on the humans lol
That would really suck for King if Pete did escape.
The Aztecs had a rich culture and erm…sacrificed to the gods often, trying to please them with much praise as well, such being it is possible some mystical being put a curse or something on the gold, and now wishes it back.
Do I make ANY sense here?
I like the part about the gold being cursed lol
And yes i do understand what your talking about Dragongal ^^
He hasn’t escaped yet, this is leading up to that.
Hmm… Seems like another player wants to play?
But what mystical creature do we have left that could fit in?
Sky Coyote. Anansi. Loki.
Sabrina. Tarot. ZACH.
XD I lol’d at my own comment. It could also have been just your average theif with a callsign, similar to the Joker or the Riddler. Somebody like…BINO, perhaps?
Well, we could always make room for a dragon, no?
Kevin is really beginning to rub in on me. He’s such a curious dog and funny in so many ways.
Okay anyone else lost on what “fathom” is? Wiki said it’s a unit of length, but how does that fit in this sentence?
SO about that mark it was either the bats(who for some reason are PRETTY good drawers) or someone knows how to… teleport? O.o”
Fathom (noun) is a unit of length used in aeronautics.
Fathom (verb) is the act of understanding/comprehending.
The link is that water depth was measured in fathoms, and the process of dropping a weighted line in the water to measure the depth was sometimes referred to as “fathoming”.
See also, the origin of Samuel Clemens’ pen-name “Mark Twain”.
Ah okay so with the understanding part the bat makes perfect sense. Thx Yehos.
You are very welcome.
gonna be hard to resolve this, since the brainy one is away from the evidence.. and kevin is right next to the evidence ! XD
I suspect Ralph and the otehrs are going to have a hard time putting it together and then, when Kevin tackles it, putting it back together!
No. Kevin will tackle the subject head-on and solve the whole thing! XD Pun intended. I was kidding. Kevin will probably fail to tell anyone, thinking it’s not important and that it was just some random drawing or something from a past visitor to the cave. After all, he is that kind of guy. How much you wanna bet he only got his job because he was so much of a brute that the guys monitoring him and teaching him were too scared of him to fail him?
Clearly they are being lead back to the clearing where they found Pete. But why?
Oooh, it’s a teleporter from Doom! or Doom II! on… the wall…
Hmmm… How can we make ourselves stand on the wall to get the teleporter to work?
maybe it’s a switch for a teleporter that activates when pressed! DON’T TOUCH IT KEVIN!!
If I see a great big threatening red button that must never ever be pressed under any circumstances whatsoever, I WILL press it!
That would require a lapine sense of proactivity
I can think of a few possible solutions to this problem:
1. Duct tape (Duct tape can solve ANY problem)
2. Use the force Kevin! Use the force!
3. Use a portal gun. (ever since I got Portal 2, I can’t stop thinking with portals)
4. Do a barrel roll!
5. Use tools to remove the part of the cave wall that the symbol is on so that you can place it on the floor.
Good point. If it’s on the floor it can’t be used for summoning.
Actually, I was thinking of bolting my shoes to the wall.
Kevin would tackle the wall!! XD He’d go flying right through and slam facefirst into the floor, whereas the rest will see that, do the same thing, and somersault back onto their feet.
Where’s Nathan Drake and his little notebook to help me figure out this puzzle?
Is it a D&D’s symbol?
I think Rick just made it up
I have 2 questions
1 are there any more new characters?
2 is that suppose to be an Alchemy symbol or something?
1. You never know! There could be, if Rick thinks one’s necessary for the story.
2. We’ll see.
Magic/mystery XD I’m hoping it’s the league of animals with paper hats with silly things drawn on them.
you know, now i have to wonder, what is crime like now that every animal is a potential witness? would a birdfeeder count as a surveillance device?
“Hey Jeff, this guy’s door is UNLOCKED! Lets go get his TV!”
“Wait, the birds are looking at us! We gotta get out of here before they call the fuzz!”
A bird-feeder as a surveillance camera…..sure, why not? But i think most of the animals who would steal from humans would be the wild animals. I don’t think very many domestic animals would try and steal a TV, unless they really, Really wanted to get revenge of some sort.
I don’t think birds really talk much in this comic.
they talk enough to threaten to unionize: http://www.housepetscomic.com/2008/10/29/gourmet-buffet/
I think the ones talking about stealing the TV were human in this situation.
Duh, silly me X3
Love the bat. LIGHT IS EVIL!! Oh, reminds me of…
“The little bat
cried out in fright,
Turn on the dark,
I’m afraid of the light!”
Aah, good ol’ Shel Silverstein.
Terrance reminds me of myself in forensics class.
…That’s a big bat! …. Oh! If a mouse likes cheese, and a bat is like a mouse with wings, would the bat prefer “light” cheese!?
Bats are either insect or fruit eaters. Except for the ones that catch fish.
Of course , there are also vampire bats although they prefer cattle over people.
…well… in that respect, people prefer cattle over people too…
touché good sir, touché
.. oh right cattle
Hmm… You know.. that symbol looks familiar.. like a geometric proof of some sort? Circle.. radius.. right triangle, hypotenuse perpendicular… meh, too late for thinkings. *z*
loven thease comics
Step 1: copy weird symbol to google images
Step 2: get absolutelly no matches
Step 3: ….
Step 4: wait untill monday
Just gotta say, just found this comic (Via advertisement, believe it or not? I suppose they actually work) yesterday. Couldn’t put it down except… well work gets in the way. Love every bit of this. Nothing about this comic specifically, though, ’cause I’ve no idea what’s going on. (Man I miss the “i don’t have to wait to figure things out” moments.)
yea mine was by that too buddy but i find time to make it work to read :3
I’m telling you all. The artifacts were stolen by use of math, not magic. More like science was involve. The dreadful teachings of geometry. Math is EVIL!
Sure, just ask H P Lovecraft.
math IS evil *does the look in profile picture*
oh please math isn’t evil; its like a gun it depends on the user, and his/her competence
I know that symbol! although in a different angle and inverted. air, fire water, earth, spirit, and the individual’s will.
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