I’m pretty sure I wouldn’t want to handle escalations for Dragon Astral Travel Service.
Also, Ponbon! *tackles*
*Also tackles the Ponbon!*
Nice joke within a joke – 4Demons contains the numbers 666.
Y’all are channeling Kevin.
Alt Text: ‘Don’t i know you from somewhere?’ ‘Come on, that’s LITERALLY impossible.’
What an out of body experience! @.@
Ponbon!! And not ice cream!
Or Macy’s balloon
That’s a clever cameo, they always are with that guy.
hey i know that yellow furball anywhere
its funny seeing Ponbon though
The crystal ball has a touch screen interface.
Well, with the round, soft curves, and white exterior, I’m going to say it’s probably made by Apple. It seems like the inevitable design choice for them.
Apple never had blue title bars, it’s Windows, Motif, or OS/2.
OSX 12.0 (Ponbon)
The the title bars would be yellow.
Maybe its customized?
If it’s Apple, you can’t customize it.
Also, Apple’s got their patented black rounded rectangle now.
I know, right?
Hah I admit I didn’t see Ponbon coming. I wonder if we will see Tarot/Dragons (which ever side is doing it.) Panel, for some reason I doubt we will though.
No one ever expects the Ponbon!
i still dunno WHO’S PONBON dont make me start flippin tables T3T
Ponbon is a character from another of Rick’s universes, a member of the Danroo species. You can find more information in Rick’s deviantArt and FurAffinity pages.
Dem Rick ears.
Also did the hover text change in the two minutes its been up?
I first looked at it at about 5 minutes after it launched and it said “‘Don’t I know you from somewhere?’ ‘Come on, that’s LITERALLY impossible’”
Was there something else?
Yeah, I noticed the alt-text changed too. I don’t remember what it was though, something like “I’m pretty sure that’s 100% impossible”.
Aww its so cute can’t I take it home?
Also what is a ponbon.?
Ponbon isn’t Rick’s “persona,” though Rick does use him as an avatar, some places.
More a proxy?
Considering everything… I’d say it portrays Rick pretty well. But then again, I’m crazy. My conclusions are highly illogical.
That explains y a Google search came up with nothing
Ponbon is the yellow critter with the huge ears!
check for rick on DeviantArt http://rickgriffin.deviantart.com/gallery/680969#/dzwjl3
That’s the thing about peanut no matter where he is he acts so professional
Not dismembering anyone seems like a reasonable goal.
Still a good starting point, regardless.
Just one dismemberment? No? Sigh, okay.
What if it’s Pete?
Pete could use a good disembodiment.
Wait, wait a minute! Are, are you putting yourself in your own comic as a character you occasionally use? But, but, you can’t do that! That’s illegal! Mom! He’s breaking the fourth wall! Make him stop!
I’ve seen plenty of webcomics do it. Carribean Blue, Yosh! Saga, DMFA, maybe Project Future, even the creator of Twokinds once cameoed in his own comic as the world’s most unfortunate pizza guy.
I remember that scene in TwoKinds
One might say it’s LITERALLY impossible.
Tickets to the end of the time …. Mmmmmm … I´d prefer tickets to the 7th dimension
Tickets to travel in the past arrive at the Chinese theater and watch the premiere of “Star Wars” in the form of Ponbon! XD
Would it upset the balance of time and space if I go back and offer George Lucas $10,000 for the “Star Wars” merchandising rights?
So, is this like that episode of “The Odd Couple” in which Neil Simon shares a scene with Felix Unger?
End Of Time? Dude, I am SO going to get a ticket! I WILL meet Gaspar!
(Maybe Chrono and Spekkio will be there if I’m lucky….)
Don’t forget Harpo and Gummo!
I want tickets to the beginning of time.
Contact Chuck Lorre Productions
Just sit back and watch the Big Bang! *Wears dark glasses*
Or if you are a Theist, watch the creation story of your chosen religion.
“LET THERE BE LIGHT” Or whatever it would sound like in the pre-babel language.
We’ll be able to meet The Doctor!
Actually, maybe not but perhaps just see him!
Which Doctor? (Also serves as a left over pun from the Alan & the Groundsquirrels arc)
The one who travels through time, obviously. In his little TARDIS!
Mmmm … I wonder wich OS is that Crystal Ball using
Operates in mysterious and unknowable ways, and certainly doesn’t let you change settings. Mac, definitely.
I wonder how Peanut know how to use the ball/computer?
As long as he dont rips off Ponbons ears its aceptable
Don’t disembody him ether, Peanut!
I’m betting given that we are dealing with astral travel that don’t disembody anyone meant don’t send their spirit anywhere, etc.
Perhaps disembodyment is the Astral equivalent to bumping someone off an overbooked flight?
Like the old joke of you going to Hawaii while your luggage goes to Florida….except its your spirit going to 2564 while your body goes to 1977.
That would be rather inconvient, wouldn’t it?
ok, I just blow my tea out of my nose
Hope it wasn’t hot tea!
Well we now have a ‘???’ tag just as garrison sugested
but I dont know if its for the figures in the back or for Ponbon… Anyways how did he get there?
Isn’t he or she,,, Rick?? Bam!
I mean, I believe that yellow ??? Is Rick’s avatar. Who is ponbon?
Ponbon IS Rick’s avitar…I think he used ??? out of modesty
Rick uses Ponbon as an avatar, some places, but the character is not Rick himself; Ponbon is a character from another project of Rick’s. Rick himself is a Furret.
A furret that is also sometimes a(?) Ponbon, that calls itsef a griffin. Got it.
Ponbon is more a mascot than anything else.
So that means we have a furret dressing in a mascot fursuit of Ponbon, while declaring that it is in fact really a griffin.
…Someone needs to draw that…
On it…picture submitted to the gallery for acceptance by the admins.
Is there an inside joke in the “I need to prove a point” line referring to something else that happenend previously out of the HP universe?
yeah whats the deal with that i also thought the same
oh my gosh its rich in a cute fuzzy form (squeezeable and loveable)
sorry i mean Rick, it looks like his avatar
hay its rick avater lol
Let’s hope Peanut isn’t using Crystal Orb XP. That thing always crashes
Oh Peanut, you need to makd them specify *which* end of time…
Isn’t that a very oddly coloured Jakkai?
Also, I guess they’re not holding PSYCON ∞ at the end of time after all.
You didn’t do that because of my comments Monday, did you?
its not in the end of time its in the space between spaces if i remember correctly
There’s lotsa spaces between the spaces, though. Not just infinitely many, it’s a while higher order of infinity. So that leaves it wide open.
*out of topic*
two Stonecutter Argents?
Or youre doing the same thing Frank does?
Or Frank’s doing the same thing I do.
It’s a handy little trick to know.
Just as long as Frank doesn’t start thinking rodents are tasty. That would be weird.
It’s actually before the beginning of time.
The Big Bang’s the firework show.
Rick? Why do you want to travel to the end of time???
That’s not Rick, it’s Ponbon, a member of the Danroo species.
HEY! I KNOW WHO THAT IS! XD (I know others do, but I feel so silly for actually knowing who that character is. )
Oh, and Rick, when you get to the end of time, can you say hello to Hotblack Desaito for me?
Is that ponbon thinking of visiting Milliways? Will he meet Arthur Dent?
Wow. I’m just totally amazed that Peanut actually knows what to do. And highly amused at the pseudo author cameo.
Peanut is nearly as unpredictably competent as Sasha.
Of course this does make the whole relationship between humans and animals in the Housepets!verse weirder and weirder.
It’s less an author cameo than a crossover.
And listed as such on TVTropes.
I hear the restaurant there is fantastic!
Huh, worlds collide.
And the enjoyment add-on isn’t too popular? Does kinda ruin it, if it doesn’t already say it won’t be fun.
Has any one tried to call that number yet?
Whoa, Ricks character O:?
Everyone in the comic is one of Rick’s characters, Ponbon just happens to be from a different universe. :3
Welp, I feel like a derp.
I meant as in his avatar character xD;;
And if you look up the listed phone number, it’s some sort of transplant/organ donor/scientific cadaver “tissue bank”. Creeeeeeeeeeeepy!
“I left my heart… in San Francisco circa 1906….”
“It’s okay, we have another.”
Don’t care much for your name, though.
I dropped Rick a line about it last night, but I guess he’s leaving it as is.
Why would he change it?
Just the whole 555 thing, avoiding the company getting a bunch of “Hey, where’s Peanut?” calls. Although I think HP! readers are generally above such things.
I suggested (888) 4Demons which still retained the joke, yet appears to not be a live number.
Totally wrong name, you’re supposed to stomp weasels, not smash them.
*spreads mayonnaise on the lawn*
This weasel’s not waiting around to get stomped.
Garrison hides Argent in Fox’s hammerspace bandana.
Ponbon is so fluffy I just want to hug him until the end of time.
Might be exactly the point he’s trying to prove
i don’t think he will have an easy time getting back, as the universe will no longer exist at the end of time and therefore he will not be calling during office hours,
“So, what destinations will I find there?”
“Well, there’s the end of the universe, the restaurant at the end of the universe, the end of the universe observatory…”
But wich universe, and if he’s send to a uneverse where magic doesnt exist how will he come back?
We lose more planeswalkers that way…
so thats why there is so few…people? in the convention.
But Peanut is his travel agent, he’s the best… even though he doesnt know whats he is doing.
Heh, Tarot still looks like she’s naked….not even the green of her collar is poking through anymore. Maybe she took it off to appear before her panel without any signs of human ‘ownership’.
Or else Rick didn’t draw it in because of her posture.
Oh, you’re no fun anymore! (Obligatory Monty Python quote)
I almost “hey it’s Rick in there!”, but as the comment says I’m wrong.
Y’know, I don’ see Rick himself in a comic of his even since the PCA days. Good times~
Hey Rich, Are you aware that the comments are still open from the last strip?
The comments are always open for the last two strips.
Oh… I tought it closed after the last
Oh and… OMG PONBON!
that magical ball seems to run on windows!
FutureWindow 1998 to be exact, made by Bill Gator to satisfy the technological needs of psychics. unfortunately, the company was bought out and dissolved by Microsoft and can now only be purchased at PsyCon’s used tech booth.
Windows rocks for astral people apparently lol
Uh, that’s a card that Peanut is holding in front of the ball. At least that’s what it looks like to me
I still think it’s a touch screen interface on the crystal ball
No, it is in fact a touchscreen. You can tell it’s not a card because if you look closely you can see Peanut’s claw, proving that he is touching it with his index finger rather than holding it in his paw. There’s also the fact that if it were a card you would see his other fingers behind it in front of the ball, but since that is not the case, it is quite obviously a touchscreen that he is, well, touching.
Hey I want to say thans for bringing this entertaning comic on the webs XD it helps pass the time when I’m bored and really just helps time fly by. thanks again and please keep it up
this comic isn’t ending any time soon, you know.
I honestly have no idea who Ponbon (as he is apparently named) is, but I am wondering how the heck Peanut knows what he is doing and what Tarot is doing that stops her from being at her panel. XD
All these questions and more will be answered on the next episode of…”Soap” umm … I mean “Housepets!”
Tarot is attending her panel, which prevents being at her booth. A booth is a kiosk at which goods or services are sold; panels are presentations.
As for who Ponbon is, that’s pretty well covered in the comments. = P
who’s this ponbon? everyone is talking about????
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