Oh Boy! 0.o
Not even Rick knows who that is! “???”
Whoever he is, he ’s giving them the “are you kidding me” look
I know I was as I was reading this.
lol I’m sure we all were
Who said it was a he? Those hips are awfully wide for a he.
So guys can’t have wide hips?
Agreed. I have wide hips, so I don’t get where Kitch is getting at. Shoulders are better for telling genders apart than hips are.
I think it was more of the clothes. Sorta loincloth-y style. In my opinion.
Women in native cultures wear loincloths. And remember, the female animals in the Housepets-verse don’t have human-style breasts.
I’ll point something else out to indicate it’s gender; look at those biceps! I know women can be muscular too, but those are a little large =P
(????: Ha-HA! Not even the GODS know who I am!!! >:V
Gab: SERIOUSLY I’m the one who’d get us banned? Quit it before you anger someone!)
All I can hear is “Remember who you are”
“Gotta put your BEHIND in the past!”
No, i think it sounds much better like this…
“You gotta put your past BEHIND YOU”
You are, of course, absolutely right.
I would think Spo would’ve noticed “???” materializing behind everyone.
I wonder if there was a faint “Vwoorp Vwoorp” noise
That would require a working chameleon circuit… Otherwise we’d be seeing a blue box!
That would only happen if the brakes were on.
Maybe he fainted?
Maybe ???? has a psychic filter?
Spo’s probably looking at the symbol too.
actually, I think he’s looking at the spirit aztec god(dess) apparition…thing. But is either too perplexed, interested, or uncaring to say anything. That, and the director (writer) told him not to.
Or he’s sleeping. Who knows?
So Rick is the Shadow?
Or he’s too freaked out to say anything!
He ignoring ???, because if you just ignore it it will eventually go away. Works every time.
Turn Around! You know you want to!
Hahaha First comic that made me laugh uncontrollably for a while.
Yay! A Ghost! So I guess It was the ghost directing someone or doing it him self depending on how much he can interact with the world. Also lol at the Turnaround stuff XD
Should I even ask about that creepy spirit behind them?
P.S where did Fido get a cell phone?
From within his collar that’s been imported from Gallifrey .
to your first question; no you shouldn’t ask, just accept
Am I the only one thinking Tezcatlipoca?
No, no you’re not.
Oh, here’s an awesome fantasy story about Tezcatlipoca …
I’ll have to read that sometime I run out of books…
Let’s try to say it other way… Sergeant Ralph, you’re ABOUT to have a weird look on your FACE. Very funny update, well done
So… A new player to the game? Or just a ghost that has a request in order to rest in peace?
No matter how many players join the game, one thing is certain…
You have…. a nice avatar
So if this ghost stole the gold how are they going to arrest him?
If hes doing it directly there is most likely nothing that can be done, unless Dragon can do something I guess. That’s why I think its likely he was directing or maybe possessing someone to do it for him and they arrest that person.
I’m thinking it might be more a matter of the gold being stolen from the ghost in the first place.
They’ll read him his last rights!!
Ooooor it could be some sort of illusion created by the culprit. But then that would only leave Sabrina’s ‘friend’ who is adept at creating ghosts, or the Milton ferrets with their special effects budget. Neither of which would really have any motive to steal Aztec treasure. Then again thats never really stopped the ferrets before…
Either that or I’ve been watching too much Scooby-Doo. Probably this…. >///> *slinks off shamefully into the shadows BEHIND YOU*
Arresting a god is kind of tricky…
Depending on how much longer is actually figured out about this case we might find out how well known magic is in this world among Pets and Humans since its most likely (I don’t want to say for sure but I’m like 95% sure it is right now) the ghost (either directing some one or doing it himself) stealing the gold.
Attack of the Pridelands! *bricked*
Grape: WRONG! That is crealy a South American Leopard! They are not part of the Savannah Pridelands!
I think the word you’re looking for is “Jaguar”. ;-D
Yeah I thought I saw Pridelands resemblance. Maybe this is where Res got inspiration.
That’s… actually quite a scary thought
Kevin is not much of a musclehead as he thought of… though I do wonder how he would react to someone who is bigger then him… as well as being a cat… anyone want to wager he can tackle a ghost?
I bet he’ll try and borrow the “Ghost Busters” equipment lol :p
Kevin with a nuclear proton accelerator pack?
Wait… Fido has a iPhone too?
‘guess police dogs must be pretty well paid after all
Or it’s department issue.
I’d believe that. After all, they are issuing smart phones to the U.S. Military.
You should see the local PDs and SO. It seems like everyone rank Sgt and above’s been issued an iPhone, and the Majors and above are also married to their iPads.
Confused ghost is confused?
His eye is twitching because of the Turn Around joke in the comic
Which one? Turn Around and look again – there’s more than one of them…
All of them
I’m not sure any of the characters are quite aware of anything being a joke…
so we get a place called babylon gardens that hosted an ancient accadic portal and an aztec jaguar spirit. *gets aspirin*
It’s simple, really – these names actually predate the Tower of Babel, and thus were all part on the same universal tongue. When the tower was cast down, the words of that language were randomly distributed among the new languages of the world, so while they appear to be vastly different, they really mean pretty much the same thing, like “crag” and “peak” do.
‘I found a thing’ Why do I have a feeling if dogs actually could talk they’d say something like that.
I would have to agree with you on that.
There was an episode of Dexter’s Lab that did that.
… it was a Golden.
…whoever the ??? is, I like his expression……
Ah, I remember this character from last year’s Housepets Nano story. Wonder if Sabrina knows they are about.
Where do you find this story?
It’s not publicly posted. Was what Rick did last year for Nano
What did Rick do last year and what the heck is Nano? :-/
He wrote “Housepets:An Infinitesimally Brief History of the World for http://www.nanowrimo.org/
He posted an early bit of it here: http://www.housepetscomic.com/2010/11/02/housepets-7500-bc/
Is it for sale?
Ah, but will it be?
Can you say OBLIVIOUS?
No and I can’t spell it either.
well i guess that statement got TURNED AROUND
Ack! theres a scary Mayan leop- and you missed it.
No, it’s a jag… too late!
Hahaha wow, i get it now. Its from the song Eclipse of the Heart.
“TURN AROUND bright eyes” These lyrics never made sense to me.
“DOUBLE DOORS OPEN” “Why aren’t I reacting in this shot?!”
I read the title and thought Watership Down reference
silly ghost whether your transparent or not, your still invisible to the world
Oh how I love these scenes in shows. But I still can’t stop banging my head on my table whenever I see one of these. XD
Oh… what’s that?! O_o
It’s a genie i think
It looks Aztec. but I could be wrong.
I see what ya did thar
ARRRRGH! Why didn’t you just TURN AROU–*CONNECTION TERMINATED*
Oh, and I know who that is! That’s Ghostwriter!
Oh wait, if it was Ghostwriter, then it’d be just a speck of light.
XD The spirit looks pretty disappointed. “The Fffffff”
I thought this was leading into a “Total Eclipse of the Heart” gag.
No, because then it would have to be a stag.
This is such a Scooby Doo scene…
I’m sure they’ll all stop the chase to play their favorite beatles-like song any time now…. I’m calling ‘???’ on drums.
In Wednesday’s comic, the K9 unit announces loudly to themselves how they might fine clues to the missing gold, only to not have to after all.
“Every now and then I fall apart!”
Nah I’m just kidding, anyway… Ooh, ancient spirit.
But not Of Evil…
This investigation just keeps getting better and better!
This reminds me of the final scene of Katan for some reason…
(look it up on youtube
Aztec jaguar spirit is clearly not pleased by their lack of rotation.
Well well. This is going to be fun.
These are police dogs, but don’t notice a bright glowing feline ghost?
This is going to be interesting
#…burning like fire!#
I don’t get it. Why are those words bolded?
Because the ghost (or whatever it is) is BEHIND them.
I wonder if this works.
No it doesn’t :/ awkward… How do you delete comments?
You can’t! Your words are now forever stuck in digital space lol
All the more reason to Watch what you say
And what you post on YouTube *Is referring to the video of the fat kid singing “Bad Romance” into a banana*
Oh no! That poor banana!
And so, yet another god(dess) has joined the game of cosmic D&D.
God(dess) or not! All players lose… time while playing said activity!
??? Has joined the battle!
dont phone signals kill ghosts like in aqua teen hunger force?
Tezcatlipoca is not a ghost.
But we don’t know that’s who it is
There you go with your so-called facts again!
But I like facts, facts are good things.
You must believe me, it is just a holographic image using the power of math.
It’s not math, it’s SCIENCE!!!!
Well, they must have used numbers and equations so it’s a part of math.
The philosophers are laughing at all of them.
That ghost is a warrior O_o , he’s got an Aztec sword!
(only the smooth bumpy edge should be hammered in bit
of sharp square obsidian: http://www.precolumbianweapons.com/images/aztec.14.jpg)
Wow! you’re right! Perhaps it is just a sheath though?
There’s such a thing as an Aztec sheath?
Nope, they never had sheathes, so we’ll have to presume thats a fancy sword.
(this could mean that he’s from high stature, or,
I’m thinking too realistically)
The lymerick! ” From the lip of shade” Shade could also sometimes mean ghost. And “Of a long unpaid debt.” The Aztec gold was probably owed to the ghost by someone, and he wanted it so bad he waited and continued waiting after death.
Or the gold was there for the ghost to guard, and he pledged his life and afterlife to guard it, but was stolen, and the gold was owed to someone for a debt, but if they got the gold, something VERY bad would happen or somethin.
I have the same “don’t turn around” policy when I need to go anywhere and it’s really dark.
Just how did Ralph’s tail REALLY shrink from panel 1?
Maybe ??? did it.
Trick of the light?
SWEET, a jaguar. JAGGA.
What are they looking at?
the symbol on the wall.
Oh, that makes sense.
Who else thinks it might just be related to the “Magical Superbeings’” Dungeons and Dragons thing?
probably is… considering if you look at the story it COULD match up i hope it does :3
I know what Ralph means, but instead of avoiding to turn around, I avoid facing forward…. it’s very stressful
id try that sometime but i get talked to alot so i cant stand to not face forward
It’s a ghost! Somebody call the ghost busters! *gets a call on his phone* Oh, that’s just great! The ghost busters are not available. That means that we have to call ghost Nappa! *facepaw* I hate my life right now.
This reminds me of the Doctor Who episode “partners in crime”, where Donna and The Doctor keep narrowly missing each other at the beginning. At one point, Donna parks her car outside a building, and when she walks inside, the TARDIS materializes right next to her car. The Doctor pokes his head out of a cubicle multiple times, and Donna is poking hers out of another, and when The Doctor pokes his out, Donna has got hers inside the cubicle. When Donna pokes hers out, The Doctor has his inside the cubicle. It just reminds me of it because they keep saying that they may need to turn around, which would cause them to notice the ghost, but they end up not needing to because they get a phone signal. Why yes, I am a nerd. How did you know?!
The alt text needs some sunglasses…
I just got the name of the comic and I lolled.
“Turn around, briiiiiiight eeeeeeyes!”
the cellphone rules of horror stories broken. YOu never get a signal when you need it. I guess K9 dogs are immune.
I knew it was coming to this, Aztec, leopards, and feathers X3
All we need now is babylon gardens being built on a native american burial ground and the ensuing curse
Nice cape… it billows
I hope I’m not the only one who thought this strip, upon reading the title, might be a Watership Down reference.
Really? I thought it was a Planet of the Apes reference
Yes I did too
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