Oh my King, these cliffhangers hurt! >.<
ME want more ^-^
Alt Text for Le Phoners: “As fun as a grabbing cane might be, we’ll just pretend he can reach the doorknob by jumping for now”
Poor King, them stubby legs. Also, seems Kings had enough Cosmic DnD for a lifetime xD
That wasn’t a cliffhanger. That was the best way to solve the problem, by ignoring it. Also, this comic has a love of slamming doors. This isn’t a bad thing.
Unless you’re a door
They really should have a ‘Door Slamming’ tag, just because of how often doors get slammed in the comic. And yeah, be glad Doors aren’t sentient. That would be weird.
sure, keep saying that and have no respect for them door.
I’ll be laughing when Doorknobder will conquer the world and you’ll be her first victim
(incredibly nerdy comment xP)
That seems like the most appropriate course of action. = P
But she could just open the door….. with her spirit power
She’s already standing behind him. What door?
Incorrect! If she cannnot find the remote, then the spirits cannot open doors.
King has the best response…EVAR! That I will agree with.
That and guess these things are almost part of a common daily routine for him.
He’s in dire peril from the wolf cubs, from Bino, and from Duchess, even without bringing Pete back into it.
Still, that’s pretty stupid of King. Typically so.
It’s not like being in danger is anything new for him.
Wow, cool indeed
The door slam with a look of pure annoyance, such a fantastic thing.
that was mighty rude there king.
dont mean i dont blame him any though.
Well, it beats a punch in the face like he got as Joel.
Hmm…… Is it just me or is this a new art style Rick’s trying out? Things look different.
Might just be Tarot’s angle. It all looks pretty current to me otherwise.
Her eyes are also green when they’ve been yellow gold.
that’s because it’s Spirit Dragon talking through her.
Her eyes are green, when the spirit dragon is in control of her.
I wonder if there is any significance to Karishad’s green eyes.
Perhaps he is channeling Karishad
Oh. My. Dog. This explains a lot, not everything, but quite a bit.
All of their fur is all.. ruffled up like, and differently placed than before. (I’m pretty sure that’s it)
its because tarots a fluffy Pomeranian ^.^
Tarot looks adorable when she thinks someone is in danger. Also that grabbing cane would have been awesome!
Meh. Just another day of suffering.
Monday’s like that.
Don’t forget to lock it.
wait…. couldn’t she just unlock the door with her spiritual power???
She’s psychic, not telekinetic. None of the supernatural stuff she’s done has done anything directly to the physical world.
You don’t have to be psychic to know that there’s probably a key under the doormat.
They’re wolves. They wouldn’t know about that.
All avatars have their own powers, and Tarot has proven she can use hers HERE
also here http://www.housepetscomic.com/2009/09/02/staying-in-the-closet/
He’s in a house full of wolves. What is there to fear… other than the wolves?
He’s so sick of being a piece of this ridiculous cosmic chess.
nu nu nu… its not chess its cosmic D&D X3
i think you mean a piece in the cosmic D&D game
rather than chess heheheh
Oh, but can you really call the implements of D&D “pieces”?
And you’re both wrong, it’s U&U.
Unitarianism and Universalism? I’m a Unitarian Universalist (not to be confused with Universal Life or the Unification Church).
Proper good job mate!
Yeah. Concern for King or concern for herself? At this point I don’t believe a word that comes out of anyone known to be part of the game (but not The Game).
I feel the same
I wouldn’t put any stock in players of The Game either XP
Considering she wouldn’t help him during the whole Duchess incident yeah this is more for Dragon’s sake then it is for Kings. Plus there is the fact that no matter how much of a jerk Pete is he isn’t actually any kind of danger.
I think that King can’t be put in physical danger, but that doesn’t mean that Pete can’t emotionally damage King by destroying relationships or something.
Ok yeah he could do that.
if you look at her reaction during this and the one from the first i would say its genuine concern for king.
im not too sure….bout the genuine concern part
Think about it, she may not have helped with Duchess, however, she knows what it’s like to be in love…Well, maybe. And if that’s the case, she doesn’t wanna see King get hurt via emotionally :3
I’d agree with you, but once again, Tarot herself may know only a part of the truth and acting out of good faith.
I want to believe so because otherwise she is as bad as the nerds to play along with them
Her eyes are green and she’s not using her powers, so it’s probably Dragon overriding her brain to speak through her. I kind of wonder how much she’s aware of what is said when Dragon takes control.
I’m sure Tarot doesn’t know the whole truth, especially seeing how manipulative all the Cosmic Nerds are.
she must be aware, but not in control of her body, like HERE
King just doesn’t care anymore and I don’t blame him I would be beyond fed up with this if I was him. And isn’t that technically Dragon talking since Tarots eyes are green?
Good catch, that seems to be the case.
True, now what’s dragon’s up to?….
Im not sure but she’s probably woried that pete might have an ace up his sleve and beat her at their game. Idk its just me
*Thinks about Past* oh, reference to a past strip (without the punch)
hes probably mad cuz she wouldnt help him
Why do I get the feeling Pete will hurt or try to hurt Bailey to get to King.
He would probably be in deep doo-doo if he directly interfered with a mortal in that fashion.
I don’t think he’d hurt anyone, but he probably wouldn’t have any problem pretending to be Bailey on the phone breaking up with King in order to send him into a sneaky hate spiral.
Or just let Fox and Bailey know that King used to be Joel.
That would probably destroy his happiness i mean his best friend who hates who he used to be and his GF.
But isn’t that the point? He’s a Dark Paladin or whatever Pete said, so he (Pete) gains more points the unhappier King is.
Uh, aside the whole PETA thing, Bailey got nothing personal on Joel. Now Fox… Truffle Shuffle on horizontal
1. Bailey is Fox’s cousin, so she’s got a dog in the hunt*.
2. Bailey may be a little freaked out to discover she’s dating a human.
* Yay inappropriate metaphors!
She would react like that for her crush? No lovers’ slack-cut discount? >.>
King must be very uncaring, or just find ignorance bliss.
Cypher would agree! :3
Right up to the point he was ganked, anyway…
Story of his life, now.
Hey hey, that wasn’t cool, King. >:( Tarot is my favorite character
Oh, so I am in dire peril. wow, totally unexpected.
So, hm, when will someone come and fetch this stupid watch?
King can’t reach the door, he just used the Force, or whatever the Game equivalent is. Of course, he doesn’t suddenly realize this until right as he is drifting into sleep, and then forgets about it after that.
I’m currently wondering how King can even reach that doorknob, what with his stubby little arms and legs…
The alt text covered that.
“As fun as a grabbing cane might be, we’ll just pretend he can reach the doorknob by jumping for now”
I think that’s the first time I saw those two shorties together.
Nope. First time they were both in the same image was 2 years ago.
Both in the same frame, rather.
Oh yeah, he should know she knows o.o
dont forget http://www.housepetscomic.com/2010/06/28/that-would-be-weird/
We do know he finally put the shovel down.
Oh my… I had totally forgotten about that!
I could I ever forget about shovel? Lolol you made my day
Glad to help.
you know, it’s actually kinda hard to see how short he is until an object like a door comes up x3
LOL poor Tarot
I did that same thing to my cousin. Lol.
It’s funny cause King had the entire thing explained to him already concerning the game those gods play. Since Pete can’t interfere with the lives of those close to King directly it’s most likely just going to be King in a series of nonchalant gags. Can’t tell for sure though.
He finally gets used to this. It’s a good start…in a way.
Let’s hope he won’t regret not taking the advice later…
There’s a very high probability that the advice would be more beneficial to Dragon than to King. I’m sure Pete wouldn’t actually tell Dragon what he’s planning on doing so any “dire peril” is more Dragon/Tarot being ridiculously overdramatic than anything concrete.
Pete could be bluffing, just to make king live in fear that something bad will happen, when in reality, nothing will actually occur.
The fear part doesn’t seem to be working well though :3
Well, if King is content in being King, none of Pete’s schema would accomplish.
he doesnt even care anymore
King’s happy as is.
And king makes an appearance YAY
Finally, a decent update! …With slamming doors. Well, not gonna complain about that…
Who saw that comming ??? … well … Tarot should ….
oh… OH i get it now i know this is completely off topic but i have to say i finally understand this comic after looking through the tarot tagged comics looking for a reference for a post http://www.housepetscomic.com/2011/06/17/inappropriate-title/ SHES TALKING TO DRAGON…. finally get it :3
What happens if Pete is counting on that spirit dragon trying to alert king at any costs, thus ruining any chance King has at peace in the process while he searches for a new avatar? Technically it’s what I would do if I took note of my adversary’s nature to try and subvert my plans at winning.
At this point King just DOES…NOT…CARE!
Now let’s see if the strategy of ignoring the gigantic cosmic U&U game…thing you’re part of makes it go away (I’m thinking no).
I strongly hoped his eyes go yellow before he slammed the door. Would be Pete’s way of saying: “Oh, no you don’t “
Yeah, but Pete’s speech bubbles are black.
That would be more creepy.
and hes not Pete’s avatar anymore if i remember correctly.
Nope, and Pete is barred from the mortal world until he gets a legit avatar of his own.
hell probaly try to make his life hell again tho :/
Y’know, when you’re literally holding your own fate in your own hands paws, it’s very easy to not care about what beings of higher powers have to say to you.
Must what? i mean what can king do? Pete will find him anywhere probably
i think he knows but he just wants to relax till then
Not a single darn was given.
He’s saving his Single Darn for someone else
It isn’t just about not giving a darn, it’s about being the center of darns not given.
Anyone else imagine Tarot barking like one of those annoying little purse dogs?
Not until now.
Door slammed in her face, just like she was a door-to-door salesperson.
A bit more gentle than how he was greeted when he knocked on the door .
Yep. That sums up the year pretty well
Nope. Not dealing with it.
I think he might get the message from someone taller than him
It’s not that he is jumping for the knob, It’s that the knobs are lower in the Milton Estate.
I’m beginning to think that King’s only hope for a life without the other Cosmic Geeks not interfering with him is to get a hold of a U&U Player’s Handbook and look for a loophole himself.
That or take player levels himself or something, Goblins-esque.
Though mostly, when I look at this strip all that is thought is: “Bigods is Dragon-Tarot fluffy. Like, REALLY fluffy.”
The actual rules are apparently too complex to fit into a book.
Well, technically it can fit into a book, though the font type will be very small, in German and will contain from 25,000,000 pages for the basic version to around 300,000,000 pages for the standard version, the expert version is infinite
Idk… he’s got the wolfs, fox and miltons on his side… mabey he’ll be ok.
theres no force that can protect him from pete, even if he had listen to tarot/dragon it would had been not enough
Well. Looking backs, Pete can’t interfere with king. And if anyone can exploited a loophole, its the miltons. Who also agreed to grant king asylum should Pete return.
Poor Tarot. =(
She jumped in at the wrong time </3
Dat king’s barely existent tail. Makes up for the less talkie part of this cut.
You know… you’d think she’d have seen that one coming. Her first words probably should have been ‘Don’t slam the door!’
Tiny Tarot next to tiny King makes Tarot look so much cuter! She looks so fluffy! <3
I forget about how short tarot is
I wouldn’t blame him.
Hey! Where is the frame of king jumping up to reach the door handle? He is obviously to short to reach the handle and to cute to not be jumping…
Not enough Peanut and Grape, not enough King! I want more of BOTH! Thanks for putting King in this year’s epilogue! XD
She knew that was going to happen yet she did it anyway
Anyoen else imagining Tarot barking like Dino form The Flintstones?
King needs to learn how to listen when an omnipotent being is telling him he’s in danger…
-_- this isn’t going to end well
They’re both so cute and little!
Does anyone else notice that Tarot is naked? No collar. That’s obviously why King slammed the door in her face.
Her Eye of Ra is just barely peeking out from under her chest fur. Look closer and you’ll see it.
how I hate you so.
More a Hate/Love thing
I am getting adds for tarot readings at the top of the page.
And this is what I expected from King. Can’t be any happier or excited on what will happen next.
You know whats funny, almost each “End of year” strips are with Joel/King =
End of Year One: http://www.housepetscomic.com/2009/05/29/end-of-year-one/
End of year Three: http://www.housepetscomic.com/2011/06/03/end-of-year-three/
End of year Four: this one …
“…I should’ve known…Why should I even bother?”
Surely King slowly becomes one of MAJOR character in HPC…
He is indeed dog with most interesting story for the time being…
Poor King… that’d be my reaction too.
Tarot/Dragon – “You’re in mortal peril!”
King – “So what else is new? I’m ALWAYS in mortal peril… literally. Every day. I live with WOLVES!”
P.S partial colour blindness still sucks. I still can’t tell the colour difference in her eyes when she’s Dragon’s mouthpiece.
There should be a ‘Dragon-through-Tarot’ tag
I am thinking perhaps by letting Dragon try to get though to King, she will end up being the source of his discontent. Pete will simply step in and help King use the power of that discontent to solve both of their problems at once.
Perhaps King can get in the middle and drive both gamers nuts. Maybe get them both turned mortal. He literally has his soul in his paws; I wonder if he can somehow elevate himself to the level of the gamers. Maybe drop it into a pool of mana? Even if Karishad has green eyes because he is connected to the dragon, he might be enough of a loose canon to really complicate things for everyone. I am just thinking out loud.
I love the way he reacts to this!
I am driven by sehlat curiosity. I would have carefully listened to what Tarot had to say. If what she had to say simply sounded like it was part of the game, I would have laughed and then slammed the door.
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