I’ve always been slightly afraid to use escalators. = /
I’ve had dreams of falling over the steep sides
Then you should watch this.
Don’t worry, it has a happy ending.
you just posted the first coment on purpose! the comic was out for exacty 4 seconds then you postes this!
Dissension is a bot with a plot to take over the world.
there are those who do wait and spam refresh, just for a chance at the first comment
I just type quickly. : )
and read ^_^
Oh boy, let’s hear about how great you are.
All hail dissension!
Mods can be first post anytime they like, you know. We just usually don’t bother.
What, like, post before the comic is “officially” up? Or edit the posting times so you’re at the top?
it’s good to be the moddie!
As long as it isn’t a “First!” comment, I’m ok.
I’ve heard that they’re just thin plates of metal, and underneath are turning gears and such. There have been cases, apparently, where people have fallen through when too much pressure is applied onto the plates. So don’t wear high heels on an escalator. And if you really need to ride one, cling onto the rails for dear life and whimper on the ride up.
They’re actually the dissected gullets of a strange mechanical life form, kept artificially alive with electricity and unholy lubricants.
And an offering must be made every month to quell its wrath.
Not really, if you miss the schedule they’ll pick a volunteer for you.
alt-text smack bad into the security guard at the top
dab* not bad
Yeah, if you trip you could be falling down the stairs for hours.
I had that EXACT same dream last night… what makes it scarier is i had a FRESH cut exeactly where i got hit really hard and got a cut, which reminds me of kings storyarc
I warned you about stairs bro. I told you, dog.
Much safer than running down the up escalator!
Typo, panel two, Rick.
no typo that is not the theater lobby the lobby is in panel 3 in panel 2 they are showing that everyone is in the lobby and the fact that NO ONE IS ANY WERE ELSE!
I think he meant the double ‘the’
there is no double the it says THE THEATER!
Rick probably fixed it before you read the new page.
i read it the secomd it came out at midnight!
An abandoned and locked down mall is my ideal location.
Yes, I hats all the people there!
It would be a heck of a place to hold a paintball match
There used to be an abandoned mall in my home country that you could rent out for airsoft matches, I got friends to save up for it once, pretty awesome.
Ever played Dead Rising? NOT my ideal location…. xD
But Dead Rising mall is filled with walkers, which were once people so it couldn’t have been an abandoned mall.
Still, Me + Darkness + Zombies = AHH!!! xD I’d rather be on the moon without a space suit!
You should play Day Z at night. It’s real time day/night cycle and when it gets dark IT GETS DARK, you won’t be able to see without some sort of lighting.
Mine’s ruined malls. As in, the white-elephant ones. BEST place to practice parkour! /o/
…Lots of hazards too, but you know, if you’re training parkour without someone to quick-way the injured to the hospital then you’re doing something seriously wrong there.
now that free for all treadmill
Peanut comes up with some of the most wierdest ideas
You haven’t ever thought of doing this?
Yes, but without turning the stairs off first. I ended up in the hospital.
I now realize he was turning the escalator back on. I feel stupid.
it’s really common
i was gunna say that too
Been there, done that, everyone looked at me like I was a retarded. Doesn’t matter, had fun ^w^
Well if the Alt-text is cannon I knew that was going to happen.
oh my gawd guys! we of the 11:50 – 12:10 (adjust according to time zones) waiting for the next housepets comic, ARE the pridelands nerds waiting in the mall!
Already the second time Grape’s gone Ack! in this arc.
That would suck if Grape’s tail got stuck in the moving escalator floors!
i bet it wont be the last either. At least one more time when Grape get the new book. Ack!!!
And Ryufire, how come your not first?
wait? is Pridelands 2 a movie or a book?
Probably a movie. What evidence there is suggests at least one movie (Grape’s poster) but numerous already existent books.
A book series that’s been made into a movie series.
Could be a video game
though “theater” makes it more likely it’s a movie
Gives new meaning to the endless runner genre game.
And when the mall cop spots you, that’s when you switch to Hide-n-Seek!
That’s when Ralph and Kevin comes in! That would be epic!
Or full contact capture the flag; the flag being you in this case
I would LOVE that! I am way to slippery for anyone to catch me lol
My frinds and I hade a big hide and seek game I whus hidden for a month I hide in the most oves place the kicking cuberts
we need to start a fanclub for kansas housepet readers!
I second that! =D
Then it’s settled, I shall move to Kansas! And then to Emerald City….maybe
actualy emerald city dont exist and theres like NOTHING to do here so I was gona make a fan club to pass time and meet other housepet fans
wait you live in KS?
wait… so… rfhp is in kansas?!?! i would love to come and sit in the room while you do that!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! im silent i download alll your podcast on my phone and i could be like your first
actualy idk what the jayhaws or wild cats play… baseball? idk i only wach bowling
i… need to swich to my new profile pis soon…
Also i knew it! Their gunna get in trouble with security!
but be saved by braved Grape!
I’d rather run up the up escalator! =D Or down the up… something like that x3
I myself would prefer walking up the down escalator while it’s moving :3
“Mommy, what’s that strange person doing?”
“Oh, don’t worry about him, dear. He’s not going anywhere.”
It would be much more fun to play hide and seek. Then peanut could give grape that priceless face again
Ehh, anyone can run up the down escalator. Now let’s see them try to ride a bike down the up escalator. That would be a rush ; )
You’d probably be on there forever, but eventually you’d make it down the up. xD
It’s not that I don’t like escalators, it’s that I have a pretty strong fear of heights. I will be honest, though, Peanut’s idea sounds fun! Until the alt-text shows up…
i remember there were many escalators at Hollywood studio park that were like at a 80* angle like 10 stories high. it freak me out.
Seriously? Thanks for the warning .
well, it was one area with three row of them
Well, I pretty much never leave my home in Texas. Rarely left.
Now they are trapped in the mall for the night.
You’re just jealous because they didn’t invite you.
(Collapses crying and sobbing into paws).
well…all the better to end up cuddling till the morning
They should have bought a slinky so they could push it down the up escalator.
And on and on it goes. When it stops, nobody knows!
Everyone wants a slinky
You gotta get a slinky
Go slinky Go!
I love That movie.
ever tryed pushing a slinky down stairs it dont work it makes it like 6 steps then stops!
Some slinkies do.
I’ve only had 1 slinky in all my life that worked good.
Sadly my dad ran it over ),:
Aww, poor Max…
OMG! How many times did I do just that!
Ahh, sweet memories…
i cry on escalators AND IM 13! THERE JUST THAT SCARY!
that and im afraid of heights and think i will fall on my face and never stop falling because im falling down a up escalator!
You know, there should be an elevator nearby you can use in place of those multi-floor escalators
Yep, I’d totally do that.
I wonder, is it a good idea to sit on the Up escalator?
No, Its not.
If you don’t stand up before you get to the top you might squeeze inside the escalator and come out as a pancake from the other end.
have you seen final destination 4 yet?
Only the first and some part of the second. The novelty of the whole movie’s idea wore out pretty quickly..
im terrified of escalators now.
When I was 7 another boy shoved me on one and I fell down them and when i reached the top again he threw me back down breaking my arm and 3 of my fingers.
Escalators have always scared me. D:
And I’m an adult, lol.
Nice reference to http://www.asofterworld.com/ …
I get it now
I thought I was the only one who got it and scrolled all the way down here looking to see if anyone had pointed it out…
Weird thing is I don’t even read it, it’s just distinctive
Awesome time of my life XDDD
(It works as P.E. as well XD)
I assume the store they’re waiting on is still open …right?
The premier of the next Pridelands movie, at the theater, which is still open.
One day I did make it up the down escalator at a museum. Right into a security guard. Oh, the memories! Good thing he was just laughing and just said “don’t do that again.”
Great strip by the way, Rick, I like the dramatic monologue in the first 3 panels.
SEND IN ZE GUARDS!
http://xkcd.com/954/ This is all.
It’s all about panel 7, and the alt-text
Okay, I’m sorry, but you have no idea how much this annoys me as a nerd. The alt-text is only displayed when the image has not loaded. In essence, it serves as a placeholder to describe what is shown in the image. The title text is what displays when you put your mouse over the image.
I’ve always been more afraid of elevators then escalators.
Ever been in a glass elevator? Like, the one at the CN tower?
Talk about terrifying-!
And what bothers me the most about elevators is that I think I’m going to drop something into the shaft through the crack between the elevator and the floor.
I actually have been in a glass elevator, but nothing like th CN tower. It was at a mall. Im just afraid that the elevator will break down half way to getting to the floor and me being stuck in there forever.
It’s probably because when an escalator breaks, it becomes stairs.
When an elevator breaks, it becomes either a prison, or an elaborate way of dashing you against a metal plate at 120mph.
Yep, that’s exactly why.
Actually me and my sister ran up and down an escalator in macro quite a few years ago. The security guard was shall we say less than pleased. It was great fun. We got held until they called mum over. Ah the dissaproving looks we got, classic.
Ah, climbing up the down escalator. Classic mall shenanigans. Well done. I hope they don’t miss their movie though.
Dogs. They like to run. :3 >.> Also, I used to get yelled at my parents for doing that. Ah. :3 Last weekend. Good times…good times.
Is just like my life but from the outside
I sense a Frank West joke coming up. :/
I see what you did there, Rick. Joey Comeau and Emily Horne would be proud.
(You know, Probably.)
You may want to ride an escalator.
Or you may want to sit in an elevator.
But you have forgotten this peanut.
Your a nut.
and due to your ambition.
you will be kicked into submission.
For you have missed your movie.
I don’t want a ‘gator.
I just want to ride this es-ca-lator…
And then there were zombies!
Going up the down escalator you need to take the steps two at a time to make significant progress.
o..m…housepets i love this comic
did ANYONE notice the sub-title (literally?) “Smack dab into the Security Guard at the top”
by the way, where can i add a picture to my comments?
When you comment click on Get an avatar beside your name. Fill out the thing and there you go.
Peanut has his priorities straight.
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I’ve always wanted to do that :/
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They’re going to end up missing the movie.
yes the ultimate mall pass time! yays! XD
waiting 20 min for next comic! cant wait!
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