Over The Shoulder
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  1. Ryu

    Without Tarot’s help, what other secrets lay within that ancient temple? o.o

    • Gabe23

      And what does Pete wins by giving Zach those dreams ?

      • IceKitsune

        Its possible he doesn’t want Zach to get these dreams it could be an accident (like Pete is doing it subconsciously and doesn’t know) or they are meant for King or someone else and Zach is just getting them by mistake.

        • Ryu

          Or it may have to do with Zach releasing Pete from his imprisonment 3 years ago. In doing so might have left behind some kind of psychic resonance on Zach’s body. That might explain his visions the dreams he’s having about Pete lately?

          • King pin

            Or Pete is looking for another avatar since he can’t have King.

          • Gabe23

            Or maybe Pete is just playing his cards for finally getting King as his avatar

          • GarrisonSkunk

            He can’t use Zach due to the cat dog limitation.

          • Tynach

            He can’t have Zach as an avatar, but he might still be able to use him in other ways. Perhaps have him as a ‘follower’.

          • Argent Stonecutter

            Remember, whoever released him was supposed to get a power boost as an avatar. Zach’s gotten the power boost, but he’s got no idea what it is, what it means, or what to do with it…

          • IceKitsune

            So its likely that when he got that power boost it would have unlocked what ever his Avatar/Class powers where meant to be. The dreams could be a result of his powers and nothing to really do with Pete at all.

            Maybe its a vision of the future or something like that and not a dream.

          • Argent Stonecutter

            Well, it *was* Pete’s mana pool he got it from.

          • IceKitsune

            Well what I mean by “Nothing to do with Pete” is that Pete isn’t directly causing the dreams; like giving them to Zach knowingly. I agree that it could be why hes dreaming of Pete however.

          • Argent Stonecutter

            Oh, no, I’m sure Pete would be mortified to learn about it.

          • Frank

            @Garrison Skunk: He couldn’t use Joel either, but that didn’t stop him

          • Keldor

            Pete merely has to get Zach’s permission to turn him into a dog or a cat, or even set up a situation where it’s in his own best interest, so it’s not impossible for Zach to end up as Pete’s avatar.

          • Argent Stonecutter

            Maybe a fennec so he can keep the long ears.

          • shorty shortstop

            i agree with King Pin

          • Kalicko

            THIS IS SO CONFUSING!
            i barely remember any of this!

          • GarrisonSkunk

            I thought they altered the rules so Pete couldn’t get another avatar through transformation.

          • Argent Stonecutter

            No, they said he couldn’t transform someone against their will again… but King was stuck because weird time junk to undo the transformation was off the table.

          • IceKitsune

            No, it wasn’t because of weird time junk it was because Kitsune wanted Pete to do it, (because remember Dragon offered to change him back) and Pete wouldn’t, so he decided to just have him wait to the end of the game.

        • Gabe23

          But, what if … Zach´s just a pawn in this chess

    • shorty shortstop

      who knows does any one else here wonder how fido and sabrina became a couple

      • Gabe23

        In my case, Im not sure; but I am 95% sure that Tarot had something to do with it

        • GarrisonSkunk

          Seems to me like a case of the extremely popular couple getting together, like the head cheerleader and the captain of the football team of a high school becoming an item.

  2. Xane

    Zach’s just gonna keel over one of these days

    • GarrisonSkunk

      Alt text: You have really neat handwriting.

      • i like your hat

        he really does, maybe if he didn’t they wouldn’t be able to copy it again.

        • ToaSoul

          if they could’t thats what the scanner is for!

  3. Elwood Blutarsky

    This will be awesome for us readers…but it can only end poorly for Zach.

  4. Zaitsev

    Karishad has some serious infiltration skills.

    • Raska

      Of course he does, he’s a fox! We foxes have natural thief-skillz BD

      • ToaSoul

        He is a true NINJA!

        • GarrisonSkunk

          Wonder if he still has the finger trap on from his last appearence. Its impressive if he somehow managed to get his paws stuck together BEHIND his back somehow.

          • Raska

            As per “Fantastic Mr. Fox”, a good thief is just as good at getting /into/ traps as he is getting out of them

          • Keldor

            That will be interesting then, once the raid starts.

          • bene

            So will Zack and the fox dude be in the raid? I can see the fox as a thief/assassin but what will Zach be? Wizard maybe?

    • shorty shortstop

      yes he does

  5. Frank

    Does Zach know Kardishad didn’t come from the forest?

    • RJ

      seeing as Karishad has no collar and has the ability to break into his room as easily as every other woodland creature i’d assume not.

  6. GameCobra

    Oh, god. Say he’s not a Ninja… o_o

    • Verp

      He’s not a Ninja. Any other requests?

      • Gabe23

        If he´s not a ninja …. Maybe a very good 007 ?

        • Marco

          Comes and goes of a dark shadow like Batman?

        • GarrisonSkunk

          He likes his rabbits shaken, not stirred?

          • xhunterko

            You sir win a cookie.

      • GameCobra

        Say he’s not a fox =3

        • GarrisonSkunk

          He’s not a fox. He’s a Karishad. There can be only one.

          • Keldor

            It that like a Ponbon? Or is that more like all members of the Danroo species automatically being Ponbon?

          • Raska

            No I think Karishad’s more like Rei from NGE: Nobody Dies. Crazy + Awesome

          • ToaSoul

            *POKeMON MUSIC *
            dun dun dun
            a wild Karishad appeared.
            The wild Karishad used annoy.
            trainer faints
            *Karishad steals Wallet*

          • whelp

            “One girl in all the world” ~Buffy the Vampire Slayer

  7. GarrisonSkunk

    Zach looks like he’s doing a Jerry Lewis impression. :)

  8. Thoth

    Well, that doesn’t really seem like a boring outcome to me… But then I tend to make sure that every game of Civilization winds up with every unit settled and the happiness index up as high as can possibly be sustained.

  9. xhunterko

    And the chess pieces begin to fall into place. Everyone ready to play?

    • Gabe23

      Bring it on !

      • Keldor

        Does this mean King will be…? *broom’d for repeating an old joke one too many times*

    • xhunterko

      Ahhh! He’s doing it again! The fourth wall must remain unbroken! Bad Rick*! See panel 2 for my reasoning.

      (*not really, but still!)

      • Kalicko

        Dont worry! I have CANNON!!!
        *breaks 4th wall with crappy reference*

      • Aerion Snowpaw

        I didn’t notice that at first, but you’re right, the ‘bubble breaks the border’ thing is pretty obvious clue I should have noticed (note: the fox also has the power to break the borders <.<)

      • Keldor

        Pete’s not breaking the 4th wall, he’s just monologueing. Antagonists do this all the time; it’s just one of those things.

  10. IceKitsune

    Ok at this point I’m becoming convinced, that this is going to eventually end with King, Keene, Zach, and Karishad (maybe not him or maybe more) becoming some kind of anti-cosmic nerd force.

    • Keldor

      That sounds like a Spot (superdog) plot.

      • GarrisonSkunk

        It would be nice to see Spot punch Pete right in the beak.

        • Argent Stonecutter

          I’d like to see that illustrated in the style of “The Magic Pudding”.

          • Baxtrr

            And I may be the only furry in this forum who can take the book off the shelf and know EXACTLY what you mean, Arge. :)

        • shorty shortstop

          amen to that

  11. Gabe23

    I am fascinated by Pete´s angry/evil face in 3rd panel, it is so … good

    • GarrisonSkunk

      Pete’s certainly gone the gamut from Magical Friend in Grape’s vision, to real jerk dealing with King, then slightly bufoonish nerd defending himself and the Game, and now this.

      • Dissension

        What do you consider “this?”

        • GarrisonSkunk

          Gabe23’s description of angry/evil.

          • Dissension

            He’s not angry, he’s jaded.

          • GarrisonSkunk

            Exactly…he certainly seems to be a rollercoaster of emotions. What happenend between the end of the trial when he was full of glee and evil laughter (you yourself called him the King of Cool) and now?

          • Argent Stonecutter

            He’s a transcendant manic-depressive type, like Q.

          • Keldor

            I guess it’s a good thing he only plays U&U with mortals then, rather then playing with existential crises like Q does.

  12. RJ

    how much of a coincidence is it that i was just drawing an anthro-fox character and when i pulled up housepets the first thing i saw was Karishad XD

    • Gabe23

      As a detective i’m not allowed to believe in coincidences

      • RJ

        oh yay a mystery! I’ll be Watson!

        • GarrisonSkunk

          Come, Watson! The Game is afoot!

          • Argent Stonecutter

            Hey, let me go, that’s MY foot!

          • ToaSoul

            come on let the ferret go!

          • GarrisonSkunk

            Are ferret feet lucky?

          • RJ

            heck yeah! i’ll get the chainsaw :3

          • ToaSoul

            i don’t think Argent would like that at all!!!

          • Argent Stonecutter

            Stop it, I’m not a rabbit, and the game is not a foot.

          • RJ

            aww…

          • RJ

            you know what? i don’t need luck as a reason, I WANT YOUR FOOT!
            this time i’ll use a hacksaw because you’re being difficult >:)

          • ToaSoul

            why must you constantly try to remove the foot of Argent.

            it is by now a lost cause towards everything

  13. Legendario13

    Poor zach, he has enough already being the opener of ways
    Karishad is gona drive him (more?) crazy

    • GarrisonSkunk

      And don’t forget his having to deal with Tiger on a daily basis.

      • Legendario13

        Tiger is not bad is just a little weird.
        but youre right, maybe will be too much for Zach

  14. The Wolf Kin

    Heh heh, Khaishad is back.

    Oddly enough, this reminds me of how I often sneak up on my friends, to similar results.

    • Verp

      Its one of those predator skills I sometimes forget to turn off and unintentionally get the same reaction from people.

    • D-Rock

      I have that issue, too. From different people, too. Never realized how silent I was.

    • shorty shortstop

      how did he get in Zach’s room in the first place?

      • ToaSoul

        the window oh course!!
        *Shouts Karishad from behind shorty shortstop*

  15. Cristian100n

    So is Pete talking about King?

    • Verp

      No, Zach (the rabbit) is writing about the title the woodland creatures gave him for figuring out how to open the temple and seems to be getting some of Pete’s thoughts as a dream.

      • ToaSoul

        he just pushed a button, but i push buttons all the time but im not the Opener of Ways

  16. Marco

    King and Bailey’s first year anniversary date is close?

    • Keldor

      Not until next month.

      • GarrisonSkunk

        Assuming the comic time passes in ‘real time’.

        Don’t forget Pete’s evil laughter when Dragon mentioned her.

        • ToaSoul

          the first time king met bailey was one my birthday… i feel so special: the one thing, besides his friendship with fox, that would make King want to stay a dog

          • ToaSoul

            a.k.a the only thing giving Pete the chance of king being his full avatar…. now i don’t feel so special….

  17. Keldor

    It’s funny. Every time Karashad shows up, I get this headache. XD

    I wonder what class Zach will fall into when he inevitably gets sucked into the temple raiding party.

    • RJ

      wizard perhaps? I mean he is the Opener Of Ways.

    • Argent Stonecutter

      That reminds me, Karishad’s definitely a Carneymancer.

      • Keldor

        Whatever he is, I think we can rest assured that Karishad’s class name will somehow be a pun.

      • GarrisonSkunk

        An ArtCarneymancer?

        “Hey Petey, boy…we’re getting a little wide around the ol’ wingspand, huh?”
        “That does it! Out of my temple! Get out! Out!”
        “Sheesh, whatta grouch!”

    • Keldor

      I’m thinking cleric. He already has a religious following, after all. Don’t high level clerics tend to become prophets?

      • Keldor

        Of course, there’s no way Zach’s a high level anything, so… Skipping steps is he?

    • xhunterko

      Well, Karishad is Obviously the the Thief/Assassin. Whiteknight for Zach?

  18. D-Rock

    So is Pete unhappy that the temple is being raided? Maybe that will mess with his mana pool, if I remember what he said about it correctly.

    Wonder if Zach is always on edge now.

    • GarrisonSkunk

      Wasn’t Zach always on edge?

      • ToaSoul

        he probably on the verge of either a heart attack, please don”t let that happen, and a serious mental break down.
        Poor Zach

        • GarrisonSkunk

          On the plus side he DOES have two lucky rabbits feet.

      • Argent Stonecutter

        Well, yeh, he’s a _rabbit_.

  19. sevitian

    Regardless the mortals get their happily ever afters….hmm in that case then peanut and grape do get together eventually and fox and kings friendly relationship becomes stronger and fox forgives king if he finds out his true past and form :) hmm but we have to wait to see how it really goes down *sigh*

    • Argent Stonecutter

      Peanut and Grape get together, so do Peanut and Tarot, and Grape and Max. Don’t try to figure it out, it’s ineffable.

  20. Gabe23

    Im a little intrigued by the line “Regardless what happens the mortals get their happy-ever-afters” … So no matter who wins “The Game”, all the mortals are going to win ?

    • GarrisonSkunk

      I thought that was Pete somewhat jealous of mortal’s statis. Mortals can have happily ever afters, but by definition immortals can’t have happily ever afters since they don’t have ‘ever afters’, the term requiring (or at least implying) an eventual ending.

    • Gabe23

      Wow … really nice point of viewing

  21. Profesor Rod

    Why do I have the feeling that Karihad is a harbinger of Chaos? ewe

  22. Shuma Jindivi

    ?

    ……I don’t get it.

  23. Campos92

    i need more, i wana read a lot more….

  24. john willow

    someones “COPYING” his journal?? it possible that Zach is the reincarnation of Keene’s dad. The Thomas Milton??

    • IceKitsune

      No, hes talking about the forest animals the worship him taking his journal to read it as some kind of holy text.

      • GarrisonSkunk

        This was shown at the end of the Water Balloon War arc. The raccoons borrow it and apparently return it the next day.

        • Keldor

          They don’t “borrow” it, you don’t just “borrow” a holy relic. Clearly they transcribe it into illuminated manuscript.

          • Argent Stonecutter

            An illuminated manuscript, you mean like a Kindle Fire?

          • Keldor

            Only when the backlighting is on.

        • ToaSoul

          hey Garrison can you read the part where the Opener of ways is kidnapped by the forces of evil again@!!!

  25. JackTHEripper

    So… tell me if this is crazy… but is Karishad the Kitsune’s avatar?

    • Keldor

      Nah, he’s just a part of a complex metaphore created by mortals… He represents a personification of the forces of chaos.

  26. *WhiteFang*

    *smilies* karishad:)

  27. T-Squared

    Oh dear…

    (BTW, shouldn’t this be arc titled “Legends of the Lost Temple”? XD)

    • Keldor

      I was thinking “Raiders of the Lost Temple”

      • LordWorpeltinger

        or “Raiders of the Lost Arc”

        • Keldor

          “Lost Arc”… Does that mean we’ll finally find out what happened when Bino lost his collar?

          • ToaSoul

            um…. maybe do you think the sensor bar will be there!
            after all “he is very macho behind that sensor bar.”

  28. Grip Moonwolf

    Who else but Karishad? *Shrugs while grinning*

  29. Lafayel

    Remember that the original avatar was to be a “DREAM SUNDERER”…

    • Argent Stonecutter

      o_O

      Good Catch

    • Frank

      “So do they sunder using dreams, or do they sunder by means of dreams?”

    • IceKitsune

      I guess its possible that Zach is also a Dream Sunderer like Fido Grape and Peanut. That is kind of a lot of Dream Sunderers in one place though, kind of a massive coincidence. However its likely, if that is the case, Pete may have “summoned” them here some how.

    • Keldor

      I have the feeling that the list of classes is far to vast to fit into something as crude as a book, so the chances of there being two pets in the same class is rather slim. And let’s not even get into the matter of prestige classes….

    • shorty shortstop

      that was Grape right?

  30. Ozimul

    Don’t read over his shoulder.
    That’s RUDE.

    • Frank

      Ridiculously, Ultimately, yet Detrimentally Exciting?

      • Keldor

        Really Under-Developed Exposition.

  31. illeatyourself

    Yay, Zach is back! Lol unintentional rhymes FTW! XD He really DOES have neat handwriting!

  32. shorty shortstop

    any one here think peanut and grape should become a couple?

    • Argent Stonecutter

      Nobody ever thought of that before. Never.

      • ToaSoul

        *cough*
        i totally agree
        *cough*

        • GarrisonSkunk

          I’m rooting for a Peanut/Sabrina coupling myself. That whole elevator scene during the “Snowed In” arc…..so much romantic tension!

          • ToaSoul

            But it got very awkward very fast!

          • Keldor

            Only for Sabrina. I don’t think Peanut even noticed.

          • shorty shortstop

            i can see that but peanut would then have top deal with fido.

  33. shorty shortstop

    who else is excited about housepets thrid book coming out i love the cover so funny!

  34. Dreziehn

    why do i feel like the only one who has no clue what dungeons and dragons classes are

    • ToaSoul

      your not alone… but thats what the internet is for!!!!

    • RJ

      sometimes i feel i have to look up D&D stuff just to get headway around here :/

      • ToaSoul

        same
        i feel the exact same thing
        It makes me feel weird that i have to look up the game though

  35. Xantham

    Oh that Kerishad :P

  36. DeeDee

    Not shure… but is Karishad an avatar to the Great Kitsune / is it the Great Kitsune?
    Personality matches…
    Annoyance matches…
    Being a fox matches…

  37. shorty shortstop

    anyone think Pete is going to try to make Zach his avatar?

  38. shorty shortstop

    does anyone here right any fanfiction just curious?

    • ToaSoul

      i know some one who does.

      Does that count?