Extra Long Distance
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  1. Ryu

    If Professor Michio Kaku’s theories are correct! One round-trip ticket to alternate universe please Mr. Sandwich! :P

    • PatchedHaven

      Space and time are not conditions in which we live, they are simply modes in which we think (albert einstein).. and now with this touch of ponbon added to the mix spacetime has become that much more dare I say… fuzzy ;3

      • Black Ninja

        because i live under a rock I need to ask, who is ponbon? was it the guy talking to peanut in the last comic?

        • Zaitsev

          Yes.

          • Black Ninja

            what is he from?

  2. Cristian100n

    omygod datface so cute

    • dontlookmenaked

      And I don’t know how to make their faces my avatar D:

      • Facade Kitsune

        print screen crop in paint replace
        simple no?

  3. Xane

    Well if she’d bother explaining things once in awhile instead of pulling a Dumbledore all the time…

    Does this mean Ponbon is lost forever!? :(

  4. Cristian100n

    wait no more Ponbon?!

    • Frank

      They sent him to the end of time. Do you know what happens after the end of time?

      • GarrisonSkunk

        You subscribe to Newsweek?

      • The_Rippy_One

        Ponpon now does, if anyone…

      • BlueAnubis

        Ummm… you, The Doctor, and Captain Jack launch a bunch of humans off in a rocket ship?

        • Nick (from RFHP!)

          Only to come back in time as robospheres and decimate the population. With a little help from The Master… and his wife.

      • Ryu

        You become your very own Fursona?

        • RJ

          darnit now i REALLY need to get to PsyCon :(
          1 way ticket to the end of time is all i need!

      • Argent Stonecutter

        The Gnab Gib?

      • p0lo

        But I figured that time was cyclical

        • Salenstormwing

          Nah, it’s not round, it’s more of a wibbly-wobbly timey-wimey… thing… The best illustration is a box of Christmas Lights.

          • Argent Stonecutter

            Incandescant or the new fancy LED kind?

          • Salenstormwing

            Whichever version ends up as a Gordian Knot. Those things are impossible to untangle.

          • GarrisonSkunk

            Isn’t that how they illustrate Quantum Leap?

      • Fireclave

        New Game+

        • ghastmaskzombie

          That’s a Bastion reference, right?

          • Score

            It can be, New Game+ has been in various games before bastion though (usually the same concept, sans an actual ingame time-travel machine)

          • Akai

            For the time-travel sequence, it’d be a Chrono Trigger reference. :)

  5. Draven

    That IS a problem, Ponbon is too adorable to never see again.

    • Ryu

      A Ponbon plush toy to snuggle with! o.o

      • Draven

        I would LOVE that.

  6. IceKitsune

    The third panel is both adorable and depressing. And I’m guessing this arc is now over right?

    • IceKitsune

      Also Peanut totally killed a guy, what the heck Rick.

      • Gabe23

        I doubt he´s dead, but I find reaaaally difficult to take him back

      • Argent Stonecutter

        Grape totally killed a mouse and maybe the rat pack. Housepets-universe is totally full of what the heck, if you think about it.

      • GarrisonSkunk

        I read Peanut’s statement about not seeing him again as a joke relating to the crossover (in fact if you notice, he’s leaning on the – if not fourth then first – wall as he says it). Like at the end of the Simpsons/Critic crossover….

        Jay: “And if any of you want to come visit MY show….”
        Bart: “Nah, we’re not gonna be doing that.”

    • Cristian100n

      i don’t think ‘cuz you just never know

      • GarrisonSkunk

        To quote Leonard Nimoy “No one ever dies in Science Fiction” (and webcomics)

        • Salenstormwing

          Except Uncle Ben. He always ends up dead.

          • darkgloomie

            Also red shirts. But they’re more an institution than characters anyway, so they don’t “die” in the technical sense.

          • Argent Stonecutter

            Speaking of Redshirts, Scalzi’s new novel is awesome.

      • darkgloomie

        Considering Tarot is already planning phone calls to make, it probably means she has ways to bring Ponbon back. They’re just very annoying ways.

        • GarrisonSkunk

          Ether that or she’s just making calls to cover her fuzzy little tail in the matter.

          • Cristian100n

            Maybe to tell peeps that he’s gone
            That was actually my first thought

  7. GarrisonSkunk

    Peanut, EVERYTHING is a thing according to Sabrina!

  8. bene

    Aww peanuts sad face is so cute

    • Ryu

      Panel 3 is like “Titanic” moment or something! :)

  9. Ding

    This is why I never liked manning the wife’s booth while she was out.

    • Frank

      Because there’s no manning like womaning?

      • Foxtrack

        Your joke was bad and you should feel bad!

  10. Draven

    So… I guess Ponbon failed to prove his point.

    • Frank

      …epically

      • GarrisonSkunk

        Unless his point was with a friend saying, “Bet you that dog’s not dumb enough to send you to the end of time”. Then he’s winning.

        • GameCobra

          Or get lost at the end of time!

  11. John willow

    Ha! If this where a room full of psychics I’d be surprised they use phones too. That joke reminds me a lot of teamfourstar’s humour

    • Frank

      Now, what do you want to bet they work even when they’re not connected to the phone lines?

  12. Raska

    I’m so confuzzled

    • p0lo

      It’s all soo bamboozling

  13. GarrisonSkunk

    Lets not blame Tarot! I mean its not like she’s psychic and could have fortold that — em…. well, its not like she has a mental link with Peanut and could see what he was doin– em…. Know what, let’s blame Tarot!

    • IceKitsune

      You know you kind of have a point there.

      • Legendario13

        But what if Tarot wasnt paying attention at the moment, i doubt she is always linked to Peanut’s mind.
        That would be like privacity invation
        lets say both have a part of the fault…they are a couple, after all

  14. Lophiiformes

    Tarot should call this Doc Brown. I’m quite certain he can help her.

    • Foxtrack

      Naw, just need to call a blue box. it has been to the end of time and back before!

      • ghastmaskzombie

        Just carve the message into any box that will eventually end up in a museum. He will arrive immediately.

        • Kohaku Nightfang

          I thought he hated museums?

  15. Gabe23

    Phone calls ? why not “psychic” calls … you know … we are at PsyCon … just saying

    • Crystalwind

      Well, it’s been stated that in different planes, things manifest differently, so perhaps psychic powers manifest in the form of cellphones here.

      …Or maybe they manifest as cellphones HERE. That would explain why there are so many of them.

  16. RJ

    well i guess their decision to use FutureWindow1998 was a bad idea… it is very laggy and likely failed to load the “invalid request” page…

  17. GarrisonSkunk

    Well, at least its been established that Heaven exists in this universe, so he’s safe hanging out with Pete and Dragon, and Cerb, and Kitsume….. poor Ponbon….

    • Keldor

      I doubt Ponbon’s actually dead, more like lost somewhere in the distant future.

  18. GarrisonSkunk

    And on top of this, Peanut has to figure out how to tell Tarot that he drank all the rootbeer in the cooler.

  19. garbud

    it seems its time to call the Doctor

    • Foxtrack

      With Captain Jack on the side? :D

      • darastrixen

        I don’t think this comic could even pretend to maintain it’s rating if “Captain Jack” decided to show up.

      • Kohaku Nightfang

        As long as we don’t have to deal with Gwen. Can it be the whole Torchwood crew before Gwen joined?

  20. Foxtrack

    Why not just call up “Q”. I’m sure he has nothing to do.

    • Koranos

      well they could, but it’s a gamble how helpful he’d actually be

    • Keldor

      Bad idea. Q with nothing better to do has been shown to be the source of any number of existential problems.

    • Kilo Key

      For example, peanut and the gang could be turned into the cast for a real life robin hood with peanut as robin hood……..………..RICK, I HAVE AN IDEA.

      • GarrisonSkunk

        “I’m sorry. I’m NOT a merry Bino!”

        • Keldor

          Maybe Bino would be Robin Hood. “Steal from the rich (them) and give to the poor (me)”. Clearly Bino would be the real brigand Robin Hood, rather than the romantised hero one.

          • GarrisonSkunk

            Tarot or Grape as Maid Marion?

          • GarrisonSkunk

            Although if Bino’s Robin I guess Sasha’s Marion…which is about how they did it on “When Things Were Rotten”.

  21. xhunterko

    Okay, if you didn’t go d’awww, you may do so now.

  22. SilentWolfXIII

    you know, Peanut has a VERY good point in panel 2

  23. Profesor Rod

    Has somebody actually noticed that her eyes are yellow through all this strip?

    • GarrisonSkunk

      They could be green in the second panel when she’s yelling at him….her ear is blocking it from us to see.

    • Darkear

      Yes, they are. Whenever Tarot is actually “Tarot,” her eyes are yellow. But when she is channeling (I think that’s the right word) Spirit Dragon, her eyes are green. Here, she’s all Tarot.
      There, put where it was supposed to be. I swear, technology hates me sometimes…

  24. Hawkeye4Fur

    Oops! Peanut made a boo-boo.

  25. Ryu

    Hope they have the best and cheapest universal calling cards! :3

    • p0lo

      Or a good rate with Event Verizon

      • Argent Stonecutter

        That is bad. Horrible. You should be ashamed of yourself.

        • Draven

          I for one applaud
          *clap*

          • GarrisonSkunk

            I for two applaud as well and offer you a membership in the Bennett Cerf Appreciation Society.

    • Argent Stonecutter

      You need multiversal calling cards for this zone.

  26. Darkear

    Yes, they are. Whenever Tarot is actually “Tarot,” her eyes are yellow. But when she is channeling (I think that’s the right word) Spirit Dragon, her eyes are green. Here, she’s all Tarot.

    • Darkear

      This wasn’t supposed to be here… 0.0 *blink* *blink*

    • Argent Stonecutter

      Her eyes are green when she uses her powers, whether Dragon is involved or not.

      • darastrixen

        Which hints at the possibility that Tarot has little to no actual ability herself, and that Dragon is responsible for it all.

        • Argent Stonecutter

          Er, how do you figure?

        • darkgloomie

          it’s more likely that her abilities are somewhat genetic, but their roots lie in the empowering Dragon did of one of her ancestors.

          • Darkear

            See, I just figure that Tarot does have some powers, but without Dragon, her powers would be more like Sabrina’s. But when Dragon gets involved, Tarot gets the big crazy powers, like the projection thing.

          • GarrisonSkunk

            Speaking of Sabrina…she once theatened to erase Fido from existance. Assuming she wasn’t bluffing, maybe she can call on her connections to do the reverse and get Ponbon back.

          • Darkear

            Mmmm, good point. I’m sure Ponbon will be back eventually; no character could be gone for long. =)

  27. Argent Stonecutter

    He shouldn’t have passed on the enjoyment prediction.

    • RJ

      yep.

      • Maxmice

        indeed

  28. GameCobra

    Poor Peanut. I hope he takes things a little more seriously in the future in Tarot’s case

  29. King_Crimson

    automatically when she mentioned phonecalls i imagined the doctors phone ringing in the tardis.

  30. Argent Stonecutter

    Alt text: ‘At least it wasn’t the DAWN of time. You have no idea how many causality violations that would create.’ ‘Um . . . ‘

    Didn’t I say he should have checked *which* end of time Ponbon wanted to go to?

  31. Elwood Blutarsky

    Peanut and Tarot have their first on-panel fight, at least they sorted it out pretty quick. Happens to all couples.

  32. Sniperdeathangel

    Id be mad to if someone sent ponbon to the end of time

    • RJ

      are you?

  33. Grip Moonwolf

    I wonder if Ponbon actually CAUSES the End of Time. Which means that if Peanut HADN’T sent him there, it might cause a paradox. If that’s the case, then Tarot should be thanking Peanut. Or maybe I’m just over analyzing this.

    • Keldor

      That sounds suspisciously like the weird time junk that Kitsune’s house rules for The Game disallow. And since Dragon is involved, albeit indirectly, Pete could claim that….

      You know, it might juat be best if Ponbon is merely a tourist.

  34. Tommy

    awww penut you silly brained person! errr dog :P

  35. Maxmice

    Who would you call in a situation like this?

    • BlueAnubis

      Ghostbusters, The Doctor, or perhaps Twilight Sparkle (if all else fails).

      • Maxmice

        Ah, of course!

      • Kohaku Nightfang

        Just don’t call Dischord/Q. All he does is cause more chaos :P Jack Harkness and the Torchwood team might be able to help too

    • Argent Stonecutter

      The concierge.

    • GuyFace101

      Renard Queenston. Because logic.

      • Maxmice

        Wouldn’t surprise me

    • bhPixelFire

      The Chronicler of the Ages
      (From The Legend of Spyro Trilogy)

  36. Tom Flapwell

    Does the end of time have an old man asleep standing up under a lamppost?

  37. bhPixelFire

    You never really see any love between these two…

    This is cute.

    Also, Ponbon is not lost.
    If space and time can’t be bent once…
    What’s stopping it from being bent again?

    • Incognitus

      Because if you bent something too much, it might break.
      And that could be pretty bad.

      • bhPixelFire

        The delicate fabric of space and time…

  38. soup

    ponbon will be back if i think my theory is correct he will be back in about 100,000,000,000,000,000 years when space time resets

  39. Salenstormwing

    Maybe Peanut just sent him to see the Great & Awe-Inspiring Egress! Step right up and see the Egress! From a far-off land, you’ll marvel at it’s magnificence! I mean, whenever I type “End of Time”, my iPhone always autocorrects to “Egress”.

  40. Natalman

    I hope I’m not the only one who went “aww” at the third panel.

  41. *White fang*

    Doppy eared peanut is so cute

    • GarrisonSkunk

      And vaugely Bino-ish…..was there a long lost puppy in the Bino/Fido/Joey litter by chance?

  42. D-Rock

    Well,…oops.

    Never seen them fight on-panel before, either.

  43. darastrixen

    It suddenly dawns on me that the most hilarious way to resolve this would be to have “Gaspar” Pete fetch Ponbon out of the End of Time.

    …which Pete might actually do if Dragon is willing to grant a concession or two, on account of how this could be construed as a “screw-up” by her avatar.

    • Argent Stonecutter

      The most hilarious way would be for Spot to rescue him.

      Most likely that’s all there is to this arc.

      • GarrisonSkunk

        Would Spot rotate the Earth backwards to solve the problem?

      • GarrisonSkunk

        Or this could turn out to be Grape helping Peanut with his next installment of “Spot (Superdog)” . Given the way Grape feels about Tarot, it could explain Tarot’s carelessness.

    • RJ

      those are probably the calls she was referring to. one to pete, and ten thousand to all the people who he demands as servants.

    • GarrisonSkunk

      darastrixen, Would that make her Pete’s Dragon?

  44. FerreTrip

    I wondered if something bad would happen. X3

  45. Natalman

    Why do I have the feeling that Tarot and Peanut are gonna have a lot more “screentime” together now that this strip is out?

  46. Sniperdeathangel

    I agree

  47. TurtleCopter

    NO PONBON, WHY?! D;

    • GarrisonSkunk

      Ponbon’s agent charges too much for guest appearence fees.

  48. Z24

    Peanut’s such a supernatural n00b…

  49. Z24

    RIP Ponbon

  50. Jadugara

    I read the “Dancers at the End of Time” series… It IS ppossible to come back from…then…and it can be QUITE the cool trip! He’ll be fine….

  51. Azlan

    There is a restaurant at the end of the universe, I’m sure he will stop to get something to eat. Something will be able to catch up to him there.

    • roguebfl

      So tarot as an in at Milliways?

  52. Coke_Yognaut

    Traveling eh?

  53. Snowmon

    In Peanut’s defense, concepts of both space and time do tend get mixed up all the… all over… a whole… Wow, there’s no avoiding a pun with this, is there?

  54. Kit

    I don’t know if I’m the only one who noticed this bit…. If they have the power to send someone to the end of time, wouldn’t they have the power to jump back about 5 or 10 minutes to stop him from going in the first place?

    • Maxmice

      Isn’t there some sort of law against that?

    • RJ

      yea i bet that is also part of the “standard celestial policy” that they cannot meddle with the destiny of others. Sabrina hinted on this in “Not All Dogs”.

  55. illeatyourself

    Lol I actually wasn’t expecting this.

  56. Raska

    Poor Peanut. He was told already. _Everything_ is a thing.

  57. GarrisonSkunk

    And as the closing London Olympic ceremonies proceed I’d like to award Dissension a gold metal for doing his best in trying to explain to everyone over the past five days the differences between Rick, Ponbon, Furrets and Danroos. You earned it :)

    • Keldor

      And griffins! Don’t forget the griffins!

  58. Sniperdeathangel

    Is this even discussing what happened in the comic?

  59. Erikuto

    Cute Peanut sad face :s