Awesome Happy New Years to Housepets!!! \m/^o^\m/
And also Happy New Years to the awesome creator Rick Griffin.
B.U.É.K. to Y’all!
Just in case you’d like the translation.
Boldog(Happy) Új(New) Évet(Year) Kívánok(… basically it means “I wish”)
lol, i know that saying…..is that HUNGARIAN? lol yes it is!
yay im not the only one! XD
ps. good translation, lol
What you mean “yay im not the only one! XD”? :O
BTW thx, translation is one of my sweet points. :3
its just not to commen to see a Hungarian on the interwebz
its all cool,
Well look who’s back…
And now she’s already acting like a jerk to Peanut because of him…
AAaaaah it’s Imaginate, too! all over again!
Except this time I think he intentionally antagonized her first.
The Grape x Peanut shippers are acting up again!
I think it’s Peanut acting like a jerk.
Why Peanut? I’m guessing Grape didn’t even tell Peanut that Res was coming.
Why wouldn’t he just let Grape take the dang door?
Peanut wanted to get the door most likely because he was closer to it and Grape was napping so she didn’t have to get up. But again neither Peanut nor Grape are acting like Jerks and I don’t understand why you or rtlstien think either of them are.
nah. he just needs to get the door. haven’t you noticed from previous ones?
I don’t think either are acting like jerks, though Grape is maybe being a bit pushy I guess.
yeah… finaly, you know what? res has only bennin 5 strips. wierd
I didn’t even know Res existed.
“And the cat came back, the very next year
the cat came back – thought he was a goner
but the cat came back
he just couldn’t stay away…”
i think res is female honestly
Grape specifically refers to Res as a “him” when she’s in the car back from the signing. Of course, given that this is Housepets, Grape may or may not have been correct.
Of course. Remember how Peanut thought Grape was a guy for a while?
And in case there is ambiguity towards gender, it’s the default option to go with the male pronoun- it’s just rude to say “it”
Except among certain feminist circles. They would insist that “her” be the default form. Unless of course the person in question was making a fool of themself. Then it would be a “him”, obviously.
Meh, I like languages which don’t have gender based words.
YAAAAAAAAY RES!!! <333
Oh gosh yes!! Grape! Pitch your fanfic!!
too late! Peanut e-mailed it to Res already…
Oh yeah…. Though more were probably written since then.
oh mah gawd its res!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
Uh oh, the alt text doesn’t bode well for Peanut.
Still better off than King… and he’s still in the honeymoon period with his new girlfriend.
Can you say the alt? Phones are alt haters…
Requested Alt Text:
“Do you want a blanket or a ,throw pillow? Because I was about to make one.”
Peanut pillow is the best kind of pillow
I don’t know I’d like a Peanut ‘themed’ blanket.
Thank you very much for posting that.
I agree with Elwood. Thanks!
I don’t get it
What does it say? (I’m on an iPad and can’t check it myself)
Yeah, how do can you check the alt. text on a phone?
well unless you figure out how to plug in a mouse. XD
Hey, good to see this guy! I thought we would never get a glimpse of him ever again. And Grape, everybody knows that the dog answers the door *pshh*
Oh this should be interesting and no Arc title again. I wonder when we will get it this time?
That would be extremely awkward (for Res)
You know how Steve Jobs used to say Apple lives at the intersection of Technology and Liberal Arts?
Res lives at the intersection of Awkward and Embarassed.
Peanut and Grape live on the corner of Adventure and Destiny.
Not Imagination and Comedy?
Wouldn’t that be King?
Pain and Embarassment? False Hopes and Slapstick?
He totally deserves to move in with Bailey at Hugs and Cuteness.
Res is back!
Well res is back, peanut and grape are in the same strip, it seems this is going to be fun!
It’s all fun and games till someone’s fanfiction is exposed.
That already happened, actually.
Yeah I know, but I’m betting she wrote more.
Were they exposed to Res? I thought only Peanut and Max knew.
“I e-mailed your fanfic to Res.”
That was an alt-text, so not necessarily canon.
No, he really did it.
Sorry, I had a mouthful of coffee.
yeah, it was around Christmas last year that Peanut e-mailed Res her fanfic. so he already knows
wait, is res a boy or girl? i didn’t read that part of the comic yet.
This is a family comic.
Some fanfiction is family friendly.
But maybe not Grape’s…
From what we saw of her fanfic, it definitely isn’t…
Just because it’s mushy stuff doesn’t preclude it from being family friendly! Not that it is, of course. Grape’s statement on “saucy fanfiction” backs this up.
Well this was unexpected.
Unexpected stuff is fun! And the whole comic is unexpected too but that is why Housepets! Is fun.
Probably gonna critique Grape’s fanfic.
Res puns, huh?
GAH, not supposed to be a reply!
Well, at least it’s better and more well known than “In Media Res”
Yaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaayyyyyyyy Reeeeeessssssss. =D
I second that.
Simply put: Horray!
Yay 50th arc!!!
And fight on Peanut!
Holy crow… I missed that. Happy 50th Arc, Rick!
Well i think that i called it ARC #50 EPIC WIN!!!!!!
Omg! Its Res again! Yay!
The cat came back…but why?
He(?) just couldn’t stay away?
If Max shows up I suspect hes gonna get jealous of Grape and Res spending time together at some point.
He might think Res is a girl… Maybe?
Why would he think that Res is a girl?
Res IS a girl! (I think… At least that’s the impression I got in her comic debut.)
if you don’t beleve me about that, read the comics that are still in black and white. or whatever the first few comics.
wait read the other comment first, then read the comment above this one. technical difacalties
i got the impression Res was male.
Look at T-Squared comment. Res’s gender could be up for debate. Not entirely sure though…
Res is a GUY.
He’s referred to as a guy in this strip.
No hes a guy Grape refers to Res as ‘He’ here http://www.housepetscomic.com/2010/12/22/if-only-in-my-dreams/ Second panel.
Well dissension judgement is good enough for me!
Res is a boy in my opinion!
Though the barrage of comments helped me decide.
well mabey res is a girl but is hiding her feminisim like grape did at first. ever thought of that?
If Res is a girl it will make for an awkward conversation.
I don’t see eyelashes, so I would guess that Res is a guy.
thats what i thought. so mabey your right. or mabey he really is a girl. who is to know
Res is a guy if you pay attention.
… So he’s a girl unless you’re looking?
What’s this, Schroedinger’s Gender?
Schroedinger’s cat’s gender!
So the cat is both genders till asked?
Or else neither o.O
RES! SHE’S BACK! 8DDDD *cheers*
*glares at Rick*
HOW DARE YOU KEEP HER OUT OF THE COMIC FOR A YEAR. >8c
Erm… Res is a guy.
No worries! It’s good to see Res again!
well, he can probebly be a girl. remember the first few comics that were not collered? grape was hiding her femanisim. right? so mabey res is to.
Res=Guy, Grape, sorta has a crush on him I suspect.
That will just make it more awkward when she finds out then.
I didn’t expect to see Res for a longer time than that. O .O
This is going to be both interesting, and hilarious.
Been waiting for Res to return… wonder what he thought about Grape’s fanfiction…. wonder how he would react living out his stories on Tarot’s holodeck…
He would be shocked that Grape got them banned from it.
yay, housepets comic shortly after new year! oh btw, happy new year!
and looks like Grape is having someone over, maybe to write fan-fictioooon? :3
But if you are the creator what is your fanfiction called?
But what if they don’t want it to be canon?
Is that a Spinoff?
Alternate Universe? Or they could publish it as ‘fan fiction’ under a different alias.
Diss is right it would be an Alternate Universe story
“Spice of the Pridelands, by Res who-despite-all-apearances-is-totaly-not-the-original-series’-stated-author’s-cat!”
Being a writer myself I laughed so hard at the (imagined) deadpan delivery of that XD I dunno if everything you write is canon though.
Also, for the first time ever I’m happy to see a cat! Res! I won’t even nom him, even though I’m a wolf and normally I nom cats. <3
Writers are allowed to write non-canon stuff. Like Larry Niven’s “Down in Flames”, where he reveals that the whole Known Space future history is a secret Tnuctipun plot.
Or a frying pan? Oh wait, that’d hurt.
ok fine how about a 60 deg mem. foam pillow
Nice to see Res back.
Also have to say I like his generic tabby colouring…. makes an exceptional pet look nice and normal… not to mention humble and likeable.
I can’t tell whats more painful, the pun in the alt-text or the one in the title
I love them both
This is SO going to be awesome!!!!
Why do I have this horrible feeling that Grape plans to try and get her fan fiction made into a best-seller? I will watch this with great interest. . . >:)
I look at his collar (maple leaf) and my first question is “Is he Canadian?” if he is my only response is “Oh, what’s up, eh!” Also, that could be the most awkward moment to walk in on…*thinks back to some previous arcs*…actually nevermind.
Three things: Whoa, Hooray, and Yikes.
1. Didn’t expect Res to show up again.
2. Happy New Year!
3. I already see where the conflict stems. I think. I’ll cover my tracks by instead saying, Whoa?
If Res came also because he wanted to congratulate Grape on her fanfic, this time she owns Peanut BIG time. HA!
indeed but you know he ejoys every second of it
This fight is not going to be easily Resolved.
So there is Resistance to a Resolution?
I Respect your opinion on the matter, but we must Reserve our judgements until things settle down.
May we take a breif Respite in our Respute?
Maybe we could Return from our Ridiculousness and Random overuse of the Reocuring R’s? Please Rethink what you’re doing? I could do this all day, I have nothing else to do.
Actually we were using words with Res’s name in it.
Is it bad that my first thought when reading this min-conversation is c-c-c-combo breaker?
I’m sorry to ingRess, but we cannot Resolve this with any Result.
Respond to each other with Respect and the Resemblance of Restitution will Resonate throughout the Rest of these Responses (Oh yea)
Shall we Reside in the Pridelands?
And, reply fail.
Is there no way to Rescue your Response?
Only if I try cardiopulmonary Resuscitation.
The first and second panel reminds me of my fav. Grape saying “so help me I will suck down this candy cane to a tip and stab you with it” lmao :p
ooooooo at last we we res again! i was beginning to think he vanished….. FROM EXISTENCE. but then i was like “theres no way, writers live forever!”
Didn’t think of seeing him again either. Kinda felt like one arc character, but I ain’t complaining. This is going to be interesting.
what is Res holding?
Looks like mittens.
They are mittens or gloves. I think.
I think it’s a laptop.
I think they’re talking about the yellow bracelet-like thing, not the blue-ish square-like thing
The yellow things are clearly gloves, it’s the big square thing he’s holding rather than wearing.
Laptop. Books. Small briefcase. Something like that.
it looks like maybe another chapter of his book
Also, does anyone else think of the Warriors series when they bring up Pridelands?
It puts me in the mind of the Lord of the Rings books above all else.
I thought I was the only one!
RES is back :3
BTW res is holding her labtop pretty sure
iam sure you ment “HIS” laptop
Not if it’s actually Grape’s laptop!
Ahh yes, didn’t think of it that way :s
yah i didn’t realise that until i posted.
Is the name of peanuts book “Beast of Burdon”? it looks like it but i cant really tell
Beasts of Burden its a Dark Horse Comic book series.
gotcha thanx for clearing that up
Ok after checking it out a lil bit I can see why peanut has an intrest in this one lol
res is male or female?
no one is sure actualy.
Second panel, Grape uses “he” when talking about Res.
not referring to “the fry pwnr”
finaly. Rick if it took you any longer, i would have to plot your demise. >=[
The comic updates on Mondays, Wednesdays and Fridays. Not before unless it’s a special occasion.
yeah I had that wishful thinking last night thought new years would have been that special occasion lol oh well
by finaly i ment by finaly res is back. sorry for the confusen, i just had a bad new year. on the 15 hour drive back from my grandmothers and im really tierd. i just wanted to see the update.
this was the first physical fight between the two of ‘em.
Also – NEVER keep a Peanut from his handle!
First ONSCREEN fight perhaps.
Not the first probably, but the first seen in comic.
Not fighting, wrestling. Because wrestling isn’t real, just like Grapes anger.
it would be the author of pridelands to come to their house
Is Res Canadian?
let me guess, the coller?
because, yes i think she is canadian.
He, dude. Res is a guy.
You seem to be the one to always be telling us Res is a guy now your calling Res a girl?
I don’t know, shouldn’t the tag be red to be canadian? It was green first, but recolored rather fast because of the implications.
nonononono. look at the tag. its a canadian symbol.
the color dosent really matter
Not every maple leaf is a canadian symbol.
It’s the internet. Someone was bound to find something wrong with it no matter what color he chose. Yellow seems like a good compromise
to use image highlight it the press enter
or something. oh……….. wait see the arrow click on that, then google, then go to google images. it sould be the first one.
Heh, oh puns are so much fun when even I can understand them.
I’m intrigued- any of you guys can read what the heck Peanut was reading in the first panel?
Beasts of Burden
ah, thank you for the clarification
Peanut’s so fuzzy in the second panel. c:
I think that’s “tense”
Noooooo!!! You can’t bring res back!! I’m not done with my fanfic yet!!!!!
Only kidding, this is going to be awesome!!! I can tell!!!
Sounds like something Grape would say!
Oh dear! It appears that Peanut and Grape are having a brother/sister moment!
It’s adorable. Which totally makes me hope for some shiptease
Shipteases are fun
Defo, because it doesn’t require shift in the actual relationships, but still comes out as uber cute.
ah, those good moments of cute chaos
Oh, cool. Res is back. And he brought his Laptop too. =3
Never expected him to personally come to Grape’s house though. This makes me think there will be alot of input coming from Peanut’s side this time rather than Grape. (much to her dismay)
Well it makes sense that RES is back, the last time that we saw him, he gave Max his number to give to grape
now, how MUCH must be embarrassing what Res is seeing right now?
* Puts on Sunglasses*
High RESolution! HAHAHAHA!!! I couldn’t resist. xD
You’re new around here, aren’t you? The “sunglasses” meme caused some trouble a while back.
So… er… next time, please try to resist.
What?! No really, that’s a fairly harmless meme in relation to… some nice subsection of the internet if such a thing exists. What happened?
Like all memes, people wore it out. Quickly. As in a half dozen or more people running with it every single comic. So it’s banned. All memes end up banned here sooner or later because people never know when to stop.
I was preparing to send an email to you about my want for more Res. And then this.
You, sir, are amazing. <3
I’m glad Rick’s resolutions include more title puns.
Cue the sitcom audience track on Res’s entrance. “WWWWWWWWWWWWWWWWWWWOOOOOOOOOOOOOOO!”
Cue Res bowing to the audience
“Cut! Res! You’re breaking character!”
The one crazy fan breaks onto stage, kidnaps them, and takes them home!
“security will protect you from 99% of your fans but 1% of your fan base will be crazy and get through”
Res is there to write the next The Adventures of Spot (Superdog) comic
Ain’t half bad an idea, now is it?
i don’t think Peanut nor Grape would like that
I was wondering when we were going too see him again, YAEH RES!!!
I’m glad to see him again.
When will you learn, Grape? The dog ALWAYS has to answer the door!
RES!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! YAAAAAA… now i hate my life for having no computer and having to use my friends instead
Don’t worry, your friend won’t mind missing their computer for a few weeks…
Well, look what the cat dragged in! …wait, what?
Is this the answer to February 18th, 2011’s comic? XD
Grape is pretty strong to over power a dog bigger than her!
Yay Res is back, and he brought his laptop too!
Let the fanfiction battle begin!
Is TBD the name of the arc or a placeholder? (I assume placeholder but I can never be sure with this comic)
Its a placeholder until Friday.
GRAPE, put Peanut in a full Nelson.
yay shes back
Yes, he is. = P
New dissension gravatar! WOO!
IS PRIDELANDS A REAL BOOK OR NOT!?!?
Not sure if trolling or just being silly.
Dead serious i even googled it to look for it
Pridelands is not real in our universe – or, at least, what Peanut and Grape would recognize as Pridelands isn’t – at least not yet.
It’s been a whole year res… where have you been?
Just workin on Pridelands
Sweet! Res is back!
lol, @ gaboris(3rd comment) is that HUNGARIAN? CUS I AM ONE!
I don’t think anyone’s mentioned it, but… There’s a typo in the last speech bubble. That tilde ~ should be an exclaimation point ! methinks.
I think he did that on purpose.
Rick is well aware of when there’s typos, no need to point it out.
I think its there to show she is emphasizing the word home. Most likely that she is saying it dreamy like, like a fan girl/boy would when meeting a celebrity he or she liked.
Here comes a new love triangle: Grape, Max and Res
Peanut is also somewhere in there.
I was wondering when he’d come back! And Happy New Year’s, everyone! ^^
I always find it funny and reminiscent of my dog how Peanut “Must…Answer…Door!”
They have it in their nature.
“I’LL GET IT!” Is always my first words when the doorbell goes, too XD
Which reminds me of the last time we heard from Res (and I mean through the note in Max’s book.)
Well I must say, Rick Surley knows how to make a story even better! (And i know i spelt surley wrong XD) But, this is how you keep your readers entertained! You all ARE coming back to read this story arn’t you all? Then I say Rick is doing a Excelent job so far Good job man! And i must say, Replying of some of your comments, thats not something that most writers do everyday, Its unique, And i thank you Rick! You inspire me to write a series of my own! the only problem i would have, is that i dont know how to draw very well….i mean i DO have drawing i have drawn, but what is YOUR advice? And HAPPY NEWYEAR TO ALL!!!! XD
Very well put Chaz I read the whole series in almost 3weeks and I can’t get enough of it, I WANT MORE, lol No but really Rick did an exelent job on this comic
Ya buddy no other way to put it
Omg I find all of these comics very funny, Great word play.
LOL! I lol’d at D pun! XD
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