Call No Waiting

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  1. Dissension

    Clearly, the original psychic has issues. Shouldn’t she have leaped at the opportunity to explore a mystery temple with dragon and gryphon sigils?

    • Corey

      I believe that she was all too aware of the Temple with Dragon and Gryphon sigils, thus her reaction to learning of it.

    • GarrisonSkunk

      Am I seeing things or was the first comment at first something about pushing buttons?

      • Mr D

        He also edited his comment soon after!

        • GarrisonSkunk

          To paraphrase Mel Brooks…. It’s good to be the Mod.

          • ShadowclawFC

            +1 Movie Ref for Mr. GarrisonSkunk

    • microbuss

      sigils? Doesn’t Rick mean symbols?
      Otherwise idk what sigils even means :-P

      • AW

        It’s a type of symbol xD

  2. Ryu

    Jeeves is back! :P

  3. Xane

    A comedy of errors. Mr. Steward leaving Keene in the zoo now looks VERY suspicious!

  4. Erikuto

    It’s not often you get to frame a question with the future perfect

    ALT TEXT ^^^^^^^^

    • Erikuto

      Wait so Tarot made her Physic stuff public?

      Since when….. Well maybe PsyCon but not sure if that counts…..

      • GarrisonSkunk

        Well, its public to people who need her services, anyway.

      • darkgloomie

        “The best psychics aren’t in the phone books”

        If somebody needs her help, she knows she’ll already have called them for it.

    • Frank

      I ain’t never seein’ no perfect like the future perfect

      …wait

  5. Wolfswift

    Wow, now Tarot gets to know about hers/pete’s temple first! Go team Dragon!

    • Dead Men Walk

      Wait so there are teams for Pete and Tarot (like the Twilight movies)… cool!

      • GarrisonSkunk

        I’m assuming Team Pete consists of Bino and Oceans Two? And possibly Spo?

      • Wolfswift

        Well, Pete’s team is rather lacking since he’s a big jerk, King was forced as part of his team and will likely be again when Pete makes it back. But Peanut knows something about Dragon by now and is definitely with Tarot, as is Sabrina, so while a Team Pete might be lacking, there is definitely a team Dragon. Also, I kind of meant like readers who picked sides too.

        • The_Rippy_One

          I now have an image of Peanut and Sabrina in water tribe outfits, Grape dressed up as Toph, and Tarot in a red/orange scarf with a blue arrow on her forehead. Avatar: TLA has clearly corrupted me. In a way that I approve of…

          • ToaSoul

            then who would be Zuko… maybe King

          • Wolfswift

            What?! Peanut and Grape are siblings, they should be the water tribe clothes, and Sabrina is a psychic, she makes a perfect Toph.

          • ToaSoul

            yes i get that but WHO WOULD BE ZUKO!
            i would think king because he is techincally on petes side but he helps tarrot so it could only be him right?

          • The_Rippy_One

            Sabrina feels more like Katara, what with the animal outreach and the mystic caring thing, and Grape feels more like Toph, what with the Alligator wrestling and the breaking a broomstick off on kidnapper’s head, to me, personality wise.

        • Dead Men Walk

          i,m personaly following king to whichever team he wants to join. i,m a follower not a leader. and, king and me are very similar. so i will follow away!

    • Argent Stonecutter

      I rather suspect that Tarot knows about it already.

      • Wolfswift

        Due to rules of game, she might not have been allowed to be TOO omniscient, or if she was, then she couldn’t act on it until someone told her of it or something. As far as we know she hasn’t been to this temple yet, so going can help her, why she hasn’t been we don’t know, but we’re gonna find out and it’s good he talked to her.

        • Argent Stonecutter

          I suspect that according to the rules of the game this is an *awesome* opportunity for her. Pete’s gonna be $%@#@%#^&-ed.

        • bug

          From what I remember Tarot can only read certain thoughts. For example, if you think “I’m going to call Tarot and ask if she can come over.” then she would be there in a split-second. like in this comic,
          http://www.housepetscomic.com/2010/03/12/the-calling/
          Because of this I believe she is going to be the first on the scene
          WITHOUT QUESTION! -_-

  6. Gabe23

    So, the first phychic Keene called WASN’T Tarot. Just making sure

    • xhunterko

      Anyone but Tarot would’ve screamed and hung up.

      • Gabe23

        Yeah, but I wonder WHY the first physchic scream and hung up, what do she knows ? was she familiar with the dragon and gryphong sings ? Have she saw that symbols before, and that´s why she was afraid ?

        • Crackles

          Sigil of Gryphon and Dragon is universally a red flag, no sane psychic would go for that .

          • Gabe23

            Mmmmm … touché

          • The_Rippy_One

            They’re a bit like buttons labeled “Push me to probably die.” 90% of the population look at it and just walk away.

        • GarrisonSkunk

          Psychics is the cwaziest peoples!

    • Argent Stonecutter

      The only psychic Keene called wasn’t Tarot, it seems.

      • i like your hat

        technically she called him :3 PSYCHIC AWESOMENESS!

  7. GarrisonSkunk

    Enter Tarot

  8. xhunterko

    I guess you don’t call the best psychics. They call you.

    • Ryu

      Do they block caller ID?

      • Verp

        It would partially depend on what their powers tell them about the person on the other end.

        • Ryu

          They have survived this long! Always be prepared for anything! ;)

    • Profesor Rod

      Do you guys notice that now we know how to get a call from Tarot? :3

      • Verp

        I have yet to get a psychic calling me, which means there are no good psychics around on this world when you need one or its better I take care of things on my own.

  9. bene

    Loven’ keens face in the 5th(?) Panel

    • bene

      6th but close enough

    • Xane

      Way too cute. He’s missing the Pac-Man eyes though.

      • i like your hat

        the pac man eyes? the ones like a sideways V?

  10. IceKitsune

    This should be interesting will Tarot (or in this case Dragon more likely) tell them whats really going on, lie to them about it or find some way to make them stay away? Hmmmm this is going to get very interesting. And It appears other Psychics know about this stuff and don’t like it at all.

    If Keene is not being paranoid Steward might also know more about what is happening and might be helping out the Nerds in some way interesting. Though again he could have other motives that have nothing to do with the Nerds.

    • Xane

      I kind of took that comment as a (possibly misdirecting) hint that Steward is in league with The Idiot Nephew).

      • IceKitsune

        That is a huge possibility and much more likely then my first idea now that I think about it.

    • Argent Stonecutter

      Why would Tarot want to make them stay away?

      • IceKitsune

        Well I don’t think it would be a really good idea to have them find out their fathers life work was based on a complete lie to win what amounts to a game of D&D.

        That’s kind of a thing that would generally tick people off you know. And the Ferrets would have enough resources that even if they couldn’t out and out stop the Game they could likely disrupt it.

        • Argent Stonecutter

          They don’t need to find that out, especially if Tarot goes along. But this will give Dragon a good in-game reason to mess around with Pete’s temple!

          Again.

  11. Wolfswift

    Wait… I didn’t get it at first, but did he just THINK I need a local psychic and get called by Tarot for it?! ‘Cause that’s awesome.

  12. Verp

    Things could get very interesting if King and/or others decide to play Pete and The Dragon against each other.

    • Ryu

      I think Bahamut would approve of that! lol

      • Verp

        There was a Disney movie called Pete’s Dragon. I wonder if there is a clue in that that indicates where this might go?

        • GarrisonSkunk

          It would be interesting if Rick introduces a character who resembles Mickey Rooney. Or at least Mickey Rooney from the nose down.

          • bug

            Personaly I think that that would be to funny to imajin!!

  13. GarrisonSkunk

    So Tarot runs at least two businesses….she’s one busy Pom.

  14. GarrisonSkunk

    What’s Jeeves doing in the seventh strip? His arm is in a slightly different postion and there are action lines around it.

    • GarrisonSkunk

      Seventh panel, rather.

    • Ryu

      He may have tried to pull out a business card of some sort! Maybe Tarot’s?

      • GarrisonSkunk

        I guess her card would just say:

        Tarot – Psychic
        Sabrina – Psychic Sidekick

        Dont call us, if you need us we’ll call you.

        • Keldor

          I don’t think psychics have sidekicks. Apprentices or neophytes perhaps, but surely not sidekicks.

          • ToaSoul

            so if i need a psychic and i need her i just think about it and….
            *phone rings in background*
            yes hello… yes i was looking for a psychic… you’ll see me today thanks… goodbye.

            Awesome!!

  15. IceKitsune

    You know the thing that interests me more then anything in the strip is why the other Psychic was so afraid of the Dragon and Gryphon symbols and therefore the Temple.

    • GarrisonSkunk

      Human Psychics would see it as the end of human rule over animals.

      • IceKitsune

        One: Then they would be more interesting in exploring it and stopping it if they were scared of something like that. Two: That was something Pete told Milton so he would move the temple. Pete made all that up it was a complete lie.

        • Keldor

          The superbeings have the power to change the world through their avatars – just think of how many D&D campaigns have “saved the world” – so there’s no reason to believe he was lying. Pete’s goals are more or less noble, even if he is a jerk.

          • IceKitsune

            Pete said he lied about it here http://www.housepetscomic.com/2012/05/25/we-all-dream-for-sundering/ third and fourth panel. As far as we know none of the Nerds have any goals beyond winning what amounts to a game of D&D.

          • IceKitsune

            And heck they aren’t even trying to win a game of D&D (U&U in this case) They are playing a game of U&U to find out who will be the party leader of yet another game of U&U. So its like even more pointless and childish.

          • IceKitsune

            I’m sorry I mean *They aren’t even trying to win the main game of D&D

          • Keldor

            In order to retain his followers, Pete would now have to actually work to bring all this about. So… he really dug himself into a hole.

          • IceKitsune

            Not really actually; all he would have to do is tell them that he needs to win the Main U&U game (but you know make something up, so as not to tell them about the game itself I guess) so they would keep helping him and then just leave when the game is over. Its not like any of the followers would be able to do anything about it.

          • Keldor

            The problem is that the scale of the game is huge – hundreds of generations. What Pete has to do to retain any sort of following over that time period is form a major religion, and even then, very few religions can claim to have lasted 5000 years. History has never been kind to god-kings.

            Now, there are two ways that a religion can stay strong. Either there must be miracles that prove it to be true, or the tenants of the religion must have deep, personal ramifications. Intangibles. I doubt Pete’s cult-level following has much of the latter, so miracles are required.

          • IceKitsune

            Well he can do other Miracles in the mean time anyway. Because he can lie and say to do what he promised Milton he needs to win the game. Then he can do exactly what I said.

          • Verp

            Lying might be malice under the do no malice to mortals rule. Also, Pete may not be a complete jerk and actually keep his promise. I do find it odd, though that Tarot feels the whole sapient critters being pets thing a good idea.

          • IceKitsune

            Verp I don’t think that Pete can keep his promise even if he wanted to.From the way he was talking in Trial of Heaven to me he made it sound like its something that’s not actually possible to do. Likely because it might get him in trouble with Heaven or something like that.

    • Argent Stonecutter

      Even psychics who aren’t good enough to know when not to answer the phone would know when something was too big for them to take on. Shapechanging LARPers with the power of gods? Pass.

  16. Smallfoot

    Just to go with the alt text;
    Panels 6-7 waiting for the phone call:

    “This won’t take very long, did it?”

  17. Profesor Rod

    This is going to get very interesting.

  18. Frank

    I guess you just can’t trust names anymore.

    “You’re name is Steward! You must be a good Steward!”

    • GarrisonSkunk

      Is his first name Patrick?

    • Argent Stonecutter

      “So, it seems he changed his name legally when he heard about the will…”

    • Xane

      On the other hand, Jeeves is the one who has cultivated an aura of being overly nosy by questioning everything Keene does, so now it doesn’t seem suspicious when he continues digging for information…

  19. Keldor

    Isn’t making as if you were going to call and then (having someone else) looking into the future one of those things the spirits really don’t like?

    • GarrisonSkunk

      Who’s gonna call you? Tarot & Sabrina Spiritbusters. We already believe you!

  20. Draven

    Bigger on the inside? So it’s like the TARDIS.

    • Raska

      ‘cept without all the timey-wimey stuff

      • Jinxed

        And without the swishing and screeching and the through time-and-space-ness, but ya, like the TARDIS

  21. Dontlookmenaked

    I am very excited to know what happens next.

  22. twistiedsteel

    finely back to the original…er… mane story line.
    and yes the best psychics are not in the phone book.
    + Tarot is the best.

    • GarrisonSkunk

      I thought the Pridelands Arc was the mane story line?

      Sorry, can’t resist a good (bad) pun :)

      Nice to see someone else likes the “let us all sing loudly of our illegal activites!” line :)

      • ToaSoul

        can i join in!!
        la la la I stole a car!!! la la

      • ToaSoul

        How about a round of A-paws!!

        its contagious.

  23. Argent Stonecutter

    Keene can pronounce parentheses!

    • GarrisonSkunk

      Obviously, Keene learned from the master

      http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=6bpIbdZhrzA&feature=fvwrel (G-Rated)

      Parentheses are an advanced lesson….I believe they are pronounced “Fffffffffffeet Tooooofffft….Toooooooffffft Fffffffffffffffffeet.” in the Borge System.

      • Verp

        Good thing Charlie Callas did not invent it, or most people would find it unpronounceable.

  24. DanTwelve3

    Psychics make for the best call-center support.

  25. Grip Moonwolf

    I feel like I laughed at the fourth panel more than I should have…

  26. Mr D

    Just how much does Tarot charges a minute? :P

  27. D-Rock

    Seems pretty difficult to surprise Tarot.

    Since Pete promised the equality of animals and humans to get out of the temple, wonder what will really happen. He doesn’t seem like the kind of guy to keep a promise.

    • The almighty 404

      I think King is a pretty good example of “equal” human, the Pete way.

      • Argent Stonecutter

        I could live with that.

        • D-Rock

          Doubt those in Heaven would approve if Pete did that, though. Then again, they really didn’t do much for what he did to Joel.

          • IceKitsune

            Well that was one person, even if that was his plan (which its not because he made the whole thing up), He would likely get in a ton of trouble for it because it would cause so many problems for Heaven it wouldn’t even be funny.

  28. Mr D

    Can’t wait to see more really excited for it! :D

  29. FerreTrip

    I love comics made by English majors. Their alt text can be delicious.

    Also, sixth panel is made of win. (Though it doesn’t have Made of Win in it.)

  30. savageshark

    THe first time i’ve commented on your comics. This one is just hilarious and cute. That’s one way to advertise for a psychic. XD

    Very good suh!

  31. legendario13

    DAT question…

    Magnificent!

  32. illeatyourself

    OH THIS IS AWESOME!

  33. Sniperdeathangel

    All I haft to say to this is lol rilly

  34. RJ

    tarot clearly is the best choice in this situation
    also,
    yet ANOTHER of my comments is removed for no reason. Spot on dissension :/

    • GarrisonSkunk

      Don’t worry, that happens to the best of us. He’ll just deem something off-topic or just an agreement without any new content. You shouldn’t take it personal.

      • Dissension

        I’m not the only moderator, you know. = P

        To address your concern, comments are only removed or edited for failure to adhere to the terms and conditions of the comment section, which can be viewed above the comment text box. They also include a link to e-mail us if you have any questions or concerns. As our policy is not to discuss rules minutia via comments, we would be happy to assist if you care to contact us.

  35. bhPixelFire

    THIS IS GONNA BE SO AWESOME!!!

  36. GameCobra

    For a minute there, I was thinking “If you leave a message on Tarot’s answering machine, she’ll already be at your doorstep before you answer it.”. Then I theorized that Psychic dogs must answer the answering machine like how Peanut must answer the door when it knocks.

    • GameCobra

      typo ~ “If you leave a message on Tarot’s amswering machine, she’ll already be at your doorstep before it arrives”

  37. ickda

    yay I found the end. Sad face, I now have to wait for new ones.

    • gameangel147

      I know that feeling, I ended up going through the whole thing again.

    • Dontlookmenaked

      I remember when that happened to me for the first time.

    • RJ

      absolute depression ensues :(

  38. gameangel147

    Oh this can only lead to trouble and mischief, which we will enjoy every second of.
    Also can someone explain the whole “mystic(k)al” thing, what is with that k?

    • GarrisonSkunk

      The same reason some people spell magic with a ‘k’, I suppose.

  39. TykeTheWonderHusky

    Yay! this is going to get interesting with Tarot involved.

  40. Psybite

    I was surprised that Tarot didn’t call him being psychic and all

    • Argent Stonecutter

      She did.

      • RJ

        i think he meant he was surprised she didn’t choose to NOT call :P
        i am too :/

  41. Raska

    And the alt text about future perfect is right. It’s not often you get to /use/ the future perfect, period. I’m not even sure why English /has/ such a tense anyways. *is such a language-nerd*

    • Argent Stonecutter

      The Hitchiker’s Guide ignores the issue of language in time travel, except for pointing out that the term ‘future perfect’ has been abandoned since it was discovered not to be.

      • Raska

        Argent, you always have the very best replies. How do you do it?

        • Dead Men Walk

          he’s close friends with tarot. (don’t tell Penut)

          • Dead Men Walk

            i meant don’t tell peanut. sorry it’s really early here.

  42. GuyFace101

    Oh God, this needs to be a movie. Seriously, that was an inadvertently epic moment/line.