Still wonders how Ponbon’s trip to the “End of Time” was really like? O.o
Being eaten by king, ear first, was probably the end result.
Double double strip!
You said that the last time, but there’s only 4 new panels. Sneaky.
You mean just 3. Re-reading this strip over again, have I experienced déjà vu?
Hold it, you’re right and I’m wrong.
Other Swami-Hat Guy is the best Swami-Hat Guy. ;3
well what if these yet another Swami-Hat guy!
That Explains it cuz i wuz very Confused
Time loops, how do you stop them!?
Mcfly comes with his delorian. That will solve the problem
But it’s Doc Brown’s DeLorean!
Ah Time Travel how awesome yet mostly confusing
Well, glad we cleared THAT up -_-;
I wonder if this counts as deja vu <—AGAIN LOL
I'm so confused…..So does that mean if that peanut goes into the portal then gets warped to a different time with another peanut in the booth will it just be an infinite loop?
Someone explain to me what's going on
Oh wait is this supposed to explain how the other peanut got there or is this just another loop?
There is no other Peanut.
Zuul is hopelessly outclasses at this con.
Are you the keymaster?
My keys! Mine! My socks!
Oy vay another paradox also alt text plz
Alt tex is Same as Monday’s and Wensday’s – “I wonder if this counts as deja vu”
It counted before. Now it’s repetition…
Or is it just deja vu all over again?
So you’re saying the Swami is really Yogi Berra? Or maybe Yogi Bear?
Also, we can finally say … the future ain’t what it used to be.
dude people have been saying that for years.
I didn’t really say everything I said.
My guess, is yes
Darnit I left in the wrong gravatar address >:( won’t happen again.
More like double deja vu.
Well….double dog deja vu on you!!!
And this is why I love Rick so much. Don’t ever change your refreshing sense of wit, guy.
Yay ! Paradox avoided
And no universe exploding or endless cycles of paradoxes….hopefully!
Would have been a cute call back to Rick’s ‘what chicken’ joke if he put two ducks in the corner or background of the last panel…;)
Wait a minute……OTHER Swami-Hat Guy?
Yes. You’ll notice this one’s feather, jewel, and robe are differently colored than the original’s.
But does this mean that Peanut is now in a parallel dimension??
…Or perhaps there were simply two swami-hat guys in the booth?
Actually the booth is also different so it shouldn’t be but it might be because of the different point of views. I honestly have no idea though you may be right.
I see now…one mans the front booth, the other the gift shop.
or the could be the same person like that Doctor-Barber guy from Flapjack
i may have noticed that small diffrence but only like 4 people would ever miss the GIFT SHOP sign under the second swami hat guy like me
I noticed the Gift Shop sign, but initially thought the guy had just quickly put it there for when the vic- I mean – customer comes out of the void. Like a variation on the old sitcom gag when a small town official will keep changing the sign on his desk from Sheriff to Mayor to Court Judge and so forth.
thank you for proving my point , but it adds even more questions to why it is called THE GATE OF MYSTERIES!!!
The other remarks all could be true… man i never want to go to Psycon.
Or maybe Swami-Hat Guy has a huge wardrobe in the back? o.o
Perhaps now we are thinking with portals? Or perhaps time portals?
but then the grandfather paradox would probably take over and peanut will walk away before telling himself to go through the portal if you are thinking portals as into other dimentions (like wormholes) im probobly going to in depth with my thought now though.
Space-time isn’t about why, it’s about why not!
there are a lot of reasons to time travel but a lot of people would use it for the wrong reasons.
We need a way to use this to make 500 copies of King so Rick can sell “animatronic” corgis!
Temporal Dopplegangers don’t work that way, because they have to go back through time too soon.
Stop bringing logic into our fantasies!!
Xane if you can make that happen i will seriously buy sixty of those King copies
Put me down for two Sabrinas, an Itzuki and a Grape, please.
also maybe a Fox, a Kevin, and a Bino just to beat up when i get mad.
ill take 2 kings and 2 baileys
I’ll take a Peanut with extra pickles, and a large coke.
Would you like to Supersize that with a Pete?
i would buy twenty!!!!!!!
So will this event be on a continual loop?
No, he easily stabilized it.
Sort of. Each “version” of Peanut only travels through the time-portal once. Once Peanut goes through the portal, he simply convinces his “past” self to go through the portal, and the “future” Peanut wouldn’t need to go back (unless Rick decides otherwise, of course).
Apparently Tarot has gone through this situation before. Or is she just really calm?
Experts are rarely distressed when in their environment.
I have to agree with you. Good point.
agreed, otherwise they wouldn’t be experts
I spot a loop in this Space-Time Continuum!
Stable single time loop to be precise~
This is Why i hate time Travel its Confusing.
Quick Call Mcfly and his Delorian!
And my mind has exploded
I don’t know what just happened D: I swear I saw this before it came out.
Don’t worry it probably is just because you have seen it before… or at least part of it. Look at the previous comic.
…am I the only one thinking about how lazy this particular strip is? XD
so much copy-paste!
He probably needs some down time like most human beings. But it is a good strip.
If you think about it, it is not lazy at all. If you take out panels 2-5 then there are still 4 new panels and it is just like a single strip instead of a double strip.
I see it as a parody of “Back to the Future II”, when they had Marty and the Doc interacting with the old footage from the first film.
I was kind of hoping this strip would have the view from the other side of the counter.
Maybe if he feels like it, since he has lots of space under Peanut’s “I’ll get to the bottom of this!”, Rick could add three off panel speech balloons with the previous strip’s “So what’s this?” “The GATE of MYSTERY” “What’s it do?”
Or he could redo it for the book, as an easter egg.
*bling* Achievement unlocked GATE OF MYSTERY 20$
Peanut behind the booth met himself and went over to the Swami to find out how. He went through the gate back in time and became the Peanut who he’d met. After Peanut BTB left the stall, Peanut WHM took over for him. from Peanut’s point of view it was a single loop.
Oh, and BADWOLF BADWOLF BADWOLF.
perfect recap of a confusing strip. Bravo
+1 internets for your doppelganger named Fred,
All puns aside Rick, you forgot the standard ‘double strip’ tag.
well it was mostly recycled so when you think about it only 1/2 of it was new.
so it was technically only one new strip o3o
Sorry Rick but that is sort of lazy
No, not lazy….its the equivialant of a new strip with bonus material. Rick came through with exactly what he promised and should NOT be put down in my opinion.
And I know you had the smiley face next to it, but I know from experience that words like lazy can hurt/annoy an artist, even when said in jest.
As a person who writes a lot myself laziness almost never happens but trying something new that turns out weird happens a lot more than anything else…
its not laziness its something new that didn’t turn out right.
It happens and it shouldn’t be ridiculed.
it wasn’t ridicule and i did not mean it as an insult.
I apologize for my assumption.
sorry for the assumption.
Tags should still say “Other Swami-Hat Guy, Peanut, Peanut, Tarot”
Rick said in Weds comments that it won’t allow him to repeat Peanut.
You mean Monday’s.
He could have made it ‘Peanut, Peanut?’ and then changed it to just ‘Peanut’ when it was established that it was Peanut.
anyone but me wondering what would happen if Tarrot came back and there were two peanuts??
The other Tarot shows up and says “Oh no, not again.”
true true, very true.
How much time do we have left Tarot? >.>
perhaps ponbon went to the end of time to find a certain restaurant which should also be at the end of the universe and no not the other end Marvin!
And not the other Marvin.
That would be the Big Bang Burger Bar.
Next Time on “The Adventures of Tarot and Peanut at PsyCon” – Tarot returns from lunch
Tarot: “Ok, they were out of Lamb and Rice so I got you Beef and Gravy I hope that’s oka–”
(Sees Puppy Peanut looking up at her from behind the booth)
Tarot: Oh, carp!
wouldn’t a dog use something to describe this that is not a cat swear word?
She probably picked it up from her time working with Sabrina.
The premise of what you have said is highly disturbing.
About Puppy Peanut or about Tarot and Sabrina working together?
Speaking of which, has there ever been a strip about Tarot and Sabrina’s working arrangement? The only things I can think of off hand were one panel of a strip in which Tarot talks to someone on the phone as Sabrina reads books next to her and the one-off strip of the Precognitive Chess game between the two of them.
The idea of sabrina’s cat habits rubbing off on tarot was disturbing. THE CATS ARE OVERRUNNING THE MINDS OF DOGS D:
Also we saw one of Sabrina’s psychic tests in the theme park arc and the living arrangement in “Were snowed in!” But other than that Tarot and Sabrina are rareley in the same strip going about their psychic buisness.
Also (2), Tarot was psychically communicating with Peanut when Sabrina was reading.
Also (3), precognition chess scares me D:
Ah, yes you’re right the mind link, I’m surprised I didn’t remember that.
Anyone want to play me in Precognition Chess i’ve gotten pretty good and have only been beaten 5 times. is kinda easy to get the hang of after awhile.
Darn! You win in nine moves! I want a rematch!
Funny thing is i suck at regular chess to many distractions.
Am I the only one hearing Swami-Hat Guy/Other Swami-Hat Guy as speaking like the guy who welcomed Fry “TO THE FUTURE……!” in the Futurama pilot?
-_- …I am now.
Heh, with all the BTTF references its funny seeing RJ’s avator(s) popping in after refreshes, reminds me of the picture of his brothers and sister that Marty carried.
yea Gravatar has no love for those who do not feed it cookies.
thanks for reminding me i should probably go do that now!!
Oh wow XD that was interesting.
Time travel confuses me. For example, if I have an old watch, and I take it back in time with me and forget it and some lady picks it up and delivers it to younger me like I saw in a movie, where the heck did that watch come from?!
It came from the jeweler who refurbished it offscreen.
Be sure to eBay the displaced one that will disappear when the time comes up.
Why would it disappear? That would violate causality worse than a stable time loop does.
VOOM! The Gate of Mystery comes complete with it’s own sound effect.
peanut’s reaction is what i would say XD
well, it may or may not be a paradox, but since life by his p[erspective is still linear, it doesn’t really effect him much.
therefore, does it really matter?
when time gives you a paradox, you already made lemonade.
It’s not a paradox at all. A paradox, by definition, contradicts itself. This situation actually causes itself. It’s circular causality! I invented that term myself. What do you think?
well, it is impossible.
think, he had to TELL himself to check the stand out, right?
how would this have been possible the first time? how is it possible to know without being told?
since the only way is to tell himself, the without doing so it would be impossible.
Well, at least we don’t have to worry about demon bats eating time because a paradox.
Ah, that feeling, you can only say what it is in French…
lol that was awsome
We’re stuck in an endless recursion of Peanut.
The thing is, there was nothing that “triggered” the event of Peanut going to the swami-hat guy. I mean. Before (future)Peanut showed up to tell (past)Peanut about the booth, (past)Peanut had no knowledge of it. So, how would Peanut with no knowledge of the booths assistance walk over to the booth in the first place?
What I”m trying to say is, there has to be a moment in some point of time (doesn’t matter when) where peanut goes “Hey, I wonder what that booth over there is” or else he would never walked though it. He didn’t know of the booth’s existence until he told himself about it, so where did his other self get the knowledge? (You can argue that he gave it to himself, but that still leads back to where the ‘first’ peanut got it.)
I totally watch too much doctor who.
There is no “in the first place”. This is a stable time loop, Peanut going back through time was always a thing, from the fourth dimensional point of view.
I detest the forth dimension. It makes things that are not things things.
If they’re things, they’re things, just differently thing.
reminds me of that Doctor Who mini episode
First of all I wonder if there are two swami hat guys or there is now an alternate dimension?
Second everyone keeps saying that a pardox only happens if Peanut changed what happened in the timestream. This isn’t necessarily true. A paradox is more of a contradction in time rather than a change. The paradox here is that Peanut wouldn’t have gone through the protal unless he told himself to so why did any of this happen in the first place? In Doctor Who the Master brought humans from the end of time to destroy the humans on Earth and take it over. The paradox is if they go back and time and destroy the humans then how were they ever created in the first place? http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Paradox
There’s only a paradox if you think three dimensionally. Four dimensionally causality is maintained.
Can you explain what you mean please :p Also why did my avatar disappear? RAR!
Your avatar is in the fourth dimension.
Yes, but the master actually had to convert the TARDIS into a machine to make a paradox possible. Doctor Who generally relies on a concept of time travel that more resembles what we see here, where events can cause themselves. It’s a more stable theory, and it’s just as easy to understand if you’re not stuck in the idea of linear causality.
Hmmm ok I guess. I would like explanation of this linear causality thing if anyone can help
LOL! THAT IS ALL
Okay, pay attention — I’m only going to say this once (in this continuum):
• Swami-Hat Guy has a blue feather and jewel on his turban.
• Other Swami-Hat Guy has a red feather and jewel on his turban.
Does this have something to do with the two, 1 truth-telling and 1 lying, guardians?
Also, Swami-Hat Guy has a green cloak with blue splotches, while Other Swami-Hat Guy has a blue cloak with green splotches.
Just to be sure.
You don’t see the possibilities?
Now in Stereo!
UGH PEANUT how did you manage to be even louder this ti…
Oh you have GOT to be kidding me.
(Major arguement over who loves Grape more ensues as she goes out to buy Aspirin)
Plus Peanut would always have someone to play video games against.
At the Rate this is Going It will be:
In Surround Sound
And the human race let out a collective sigh of relief, for the time line was maintained and reality did not explode… this time. Dun DUN DUUUUUUUN!
yanno, if we consider the fact that we all saw this coming, i think this counts as triple deja-vu
Wonder if Spot (Superdog) will now meet himself somehow in Peanut’s next strip?
that would be really repetitive then but different if added hopefully.
Looking at Monday’s comic, looks like there may indeed be shades of time displacement in the next Spot installment if not the canine actually meeting himself.
Self-fulfilling time paradoxes, never liked them. But at least this is the type that spins you around and spits you out on the other side. Some time-streams will trap you in a continuous under-toe –really creepy.
It can’t be a paradox if it’s self fulfilling. That contradicts the definition of a paradox. This comic does not contain a paradox, but it is self-fulfilling.
i think that’s the paradox
Finally, I’m all caught up! I’ve gotta say, I’m really liking everything about this comic so far!
Heh, Peanut’s final sentence mirrors what Tarot said after she dove into his memory for info on the “Pridelands” characters for Imaginate, Too!
Oh the irony… I kept hitting back to go to the previous strip and my computer, messing up, kept sending me back here XD
i think there are some morales to this story
1). NEVER leave Peanut alone at a convention
2). Pay attention in science class
3).If you find yourself stuck in a time loop refer to this comic!
Oh, I get it now!
I want to understand this… I really do.
Don’t worry one day will you understand this….or not^^
I am reminded of Monkey Island.
nobody really reads all the way down here do they?
Clearly, someone does.
New strip in two and a half hours.
Indeed…wonder if Rick will continue the pattern and do a revisit of Alan and the Groundsquirells, followed by an Itzuki miniarc and then back to the main story.
I noticed that he never said “I’ll get to the bottom of this” in the previous comic!
Maybe they didn’t act out the situation in the same way… *suspense builds*
Time and doctor who-ish stuff.
ALWAYS confusing no matter how many times my brain tries to comprehend it.
What happens if peanut didn’t go threw the door,can you guess?
I get it entirely! XD
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