The Writing On The Wall
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  1. Xane

    I wonder if Peanut actually -can- read Akkadian

    • GarrisonSkunk

      Alt Text – ‘Also I hate this writing wedge, can we fast foward a few thousand years to the ballpoint pen’

  2. Ryu

    This cliffhangers! o.o

    • Lamandus

      well… telling that the “thing they are looking for” is in the castle of Aaaaargh” would be quite foretelling… but a mindblown idea for monty pythons-fans.

  3. xhunterko

    Raise your hand if you instantly thought of the willy wonka meme picture when you read the last panel.

    • *WhiteFang*

      *raising hand violently* oh oh oh oh

    • Gabe23

      *raises hand* But I think you refer to the Nicolas Cage´s meme

    • Legendario13

      I imagined sabrina shaking her hands (or paws) in the air while speaking
      but now that mention it *raise hand*

      • GarrisonSkunk

        Good question….has Rick ever had the Housepets refer to their hands as “hands” or “paws”? Closest I recall offhand was an early strip in which Grape was informing Earl and Jill that the raccoons invaded the kitchen and ended up remarking “We DO have thumbs, you know.”

    • Dontlookmenaked

      I think replying to your comment is enough.

  4. Gabe23

    How did Mr Milton decoded that message ?

    • IceKitsune

      IIRC Pete actually told him this in a dream instead of having him go into the temple to read it, as Mr. Milton wouldn’t have been able to survive the D&D style stuff in there.

      • Marco

        Ah ok that makes sense! :) )

      • Gabe23

        Of course the dreams ! I completely forgot about them, Thank you IceKitsune !

    • ToaSoul

      Rosetta Stone: akkadian?

  5. *WhiteFang*

    Such big WORDS

  6. IceKitsune

    Ok so this is how Pete got Mr. Milton to move the Temple (or at least he told him this in a dream anyway) I bet Keene is going to try to find some way to force Pete to do this, provided he doesn’t find out that it was all a lie first.

  7. Greycat

    Me-forsaken. Awesome ^^

    • D-Rock

      Yep, thought so too.

    • Frank

      Nope. No egotism at all.

  8. Marco

    Well Sabrina its a good start lol!

    • Gabe23

      Im still wondering, what do Sabrina wins by giving all this information to Keene ? What are her / Tarot´s / Dragon´s plans ?

      • IceKitsune

        More likely then not to keep Keene and the others from learning about the game and what is really going on here. What I want to know now is, did Dragon promise anything to Tarot and her followers?

      • Xane

        For all we know she’s intentionally mistranslating it but it does match up with what Pete talked about during his trial. Which also heavily hinted that the whole “people and animals in balance” myth was simply a lie to get someone to push the button.

        • IceKitsune

          He didn’t make it up to get someone to push the button but he made it up to get someone to move the temple just as Sabrina says here.

          • Marco

            Yeah that’s how I see it too! The desert is just nothing out there really! So, Pete wanted a more civilized modern society with someone who’s minds are more open, more ready to accept anything from a higher authority?

          • Xane

            Actually he just needed followers. The problem was that none of his followers were dogs or cats. And it ended up being a bunny that pressed the button anyway.

            It was never clearly stated that Pete actually has to give what he promised, though Zach’s dream about the mortals always getting “happily-ever-afters” might mean he actually does have to fulfill his promise.

          • IceKitsune

            Avatars have to be either Cats or Dogs not followers. Followers can be anyone. I doubt that is what the dream means as Pete pretty much said that what he promised was impossible.

          • bug

            I personaly think that he must do as he promoses wene in wrighting in his temple. Because a temple is ment to luer followers, shouldn’t he be obligated to do as he said he would?
            That would make things so clear as to why all the trobble over King. :I

          • Billy MT

            And the games stores are so far away when you live ina desert :x That’s a bummer

        • Gabe23

          So, after comunicating with Mr Henry Milton, Milton moves the temple and then builts Babylon Gardens (Assuming this cause the name of the place Babylon -> Mesopotamia -> Near where the temple was) to attract families with housepets so Pete could finally get an avatar. And when is time for Henry to take his part of the “deal”, he is conveniently dead …

          That´s my theory … does it make sense ?

          • ToaSoul

            …. you know thats a pretty good theory Gabe

        • GarrisonSkunk

          Maybe there’s some value to the temple itself that wasn’t brought out in the trial. If so it might be Dragon’s chance to gain some kind of upper hand over Pete by having her team capture it in some way.

          • Raska

            So…D&D meets Capture-the-(Temple)?

      • GarrisonSkunk

        She wins the internets! And a cookie.

  9. Legendario13

    Either she doesnt have idea what shes doing or is a very dessesperate request to the espirits…

  10. D-Rock

    Well, it was moved, so let’s see how Pete gets out of the fact he lied about bringing equality. Or maybe he can, he just can’t do much while being watched by the other spirits.

    • Doitean

      Well, it is possible that Pete did deliver (mostly) on his promise. Perhaps Pete is the one who gave all the animals in the Housepets universe their human-like bodies and intelligence, thus “equalizing” humans and animals?

      • Raska

        Or perhaps King /was/ an example of him “equalizing”. Human + Animal…same body.

        • D-Rock

          Didn’t help that Pete was a pretty bad owner to King. And it seems that King is still debationg whether or not he wants to change back. The spirits were unhappy with what Pete did anyway.

      • D-Rock

        Interesting theory, I’ll admit, but it’s possible that in this universe things were always this way.

      • IceKitsune

        Pete came in long after Animals gained their intelligence. Even if he didn’t as soon as he came to the world Dragon trapped him in his temple anyway so he couldn’t have done anything like that because he was limited to using dreams only.

      • IceKitsune

        Also there is the fact that he made all this up. Its not something he can actually do. Its impossible for him to make humans and animals equal like he says. He admitted as much in The Trial in Heaven.

        • D-Rock

          Wonder how Keene will react to the news, or even the various forest animals. Mr. Milton also pretty much wasted his time with that, too.

          Although Zach will probably enjoy the fact that the animals will likely stop worshipping him.

  11. Elwood Blutarsky

    What does Pete mean by ’side-by-side,’ is he raising animals up or bringing mankind down?

    • Gabe23

      No, I think he means to coexist in a more tangible way. And that was what Mr Milton was obsessed with as it says here: http://www.housepetscomic.com/2012/04/13/on-purpose/

    • IceKitsune

      Well the truth is that Pete really meant nothing by anything he said here because it was something he just made up to get somebody to move the temple.

    • Argent Stonecutter

      Just so long as Grape can keep eating tasty cows.

  12. Maken

    Technically isn’t what Pete did to Joel a way of “creating equality” in a backwards way? I might be reaching but wouldn’t Pete be the kind of guy to promise equality, and then do so by turning everyone into pets and claiming now everyone is equal?

  13. Keldor

    Poor Pete. He really is desperate. And I have a feeling that actually fulfilling your promises to your followers may be a prequisite to winning the game. Thing is, having a nearly impossible goal is still better than losing by default by having no followers at all.

  14. Keldor

    I can’t help but notice that Pete inserted himself in the place of God in “God-forsaken”.

    • Dissension

      There’s a reason for that! = P

      • ToaSoul

        okay that proves it Dissension is a Psychic and can see the future!

    • Argent Stonecutter

      I’m sure there’s a page on that trope but I can’t be bothered looking it up.

      • Raska

        “A God Am I” perhaps?

    • Argent Stonecutter

      Also, if he’s there, he can’t have forsaken it, can he?

  15. GameCobra

    if i were Sabrina right now and I found out someone wrote ‘AAAARGH’ on the text, I would treasure it as a personal reminder that even ancient writers can write their frustrations into the walls of a temple :)

    • Salenstormwing

      “The Castle… Arrrrgghgggghhhhhh…. Huh, he must have died while writing it.”

      • DanTwelve3

        No, no, aarrggghhh, at the back of the throat.

      • Keldor

        He might have said it, but he wouldn’t have written it down.

        • GarrisonSkunk

          He happenend to write it on “Talk Like A Pirate Day”. After all, Pete’s nothing more than an over grown parrot anyway….

  16. GreighVonGottreich

    *facepaw* Hi Pete, very creative with your note there. *chuckles*

  17. Jesk

    Humm.. Wouldn’t Babylon Gardens existence in its current state..
    Animals communicating with humans and actually being listened to. The Pets being seen and TREATED more often then not as children and the pets seeing their owners .. as.. well not owners but rather parents.. Actually be.. well.. Pete having kept his word already?

    *acks as He has exposed himself and dives his raccoon tail back into the shadows*

    • bhPixelFire

      You have a good point.

      But perhaps something more like the wolves.

  18. RedDwarfIV

    It’s Aramaic!

    We will find the Holy Grail in the Temple Aaarggh!

    (Reference: Monty Python)

    • Dontlookmenaked

      I feel horrible for not getting it.

      • Salenstormwing

        You need to go watch Monty Python’s Quest for the Holy Grail. I suggest going to Netflix and avoiding any moose for the next few hours.

      • D-Rock

        Don’t feel too bad, I’ve only seen it two years ago. Try to imagine how much grief I got from my entire class when the instructor decided to put it on and I was the only one who mentioned never seeing it.

    • Verp

      I figured Aaaargh was the name of the Pete forsaken desert.

  19. Indagare

    Then why was he accusing Dragon of moving his temple if he *wanted* it moved?
    http://www.housepetscomic.com/2010/07/09/and-nothing-but/

    Also, during his trial he seemed to indicate he wasn’t serious about his promise and might not keep it:
    http://www.housepetscomic.com/2012/05/25/we-all-dream-for-sundering/

    • IceKitsune

      The only things I can think of for why he accused Dragon of moving the Temple is because he was grasping for straws trying to get Dragon in trouble as well. Either that or hes just an idiot, you know baring Rick just having retconned that part of it which is also possible.

      Really to me it seems more like he made the whole thing up and its not something he can actually do; rather then its something he can do but won’t. Though its not like it matters either way as they both have the same conclusions.

  20. FerreTrip

    “Me-forsaken” because Pete’s trying to sound like God. Even though he’s not on top of the pantheon. :P

    • Argent Stonecutter

      He reminds me of Bilious, the Oh God of Hangovers, whose eternal headache leads to cries of “Oh my me!”

      • Keldor

        A god worshipped by stupid college students the world over, no doubt. XD

  21. Echo

    “All the kingdoms of earth I shall give unto thee, would thou but sit down, and watch ‘My Little Pony’.”

    • ravor9933

      Uh, no comment, dagnabit its top late (hooray for younguns using old-people words)

  22. illeatyourself

    HAHA ME-FORSAKEN DESERT! THAT’S AWESOME! XD

  23. Max

    WOW I’ve missed ALOT.

    • GarrisonSkunk

      **hugs Max**

      Look at the bright side…..you get a weekend’s worth of new stuff to read to catch up:)

  24. The Leapolf

    What, no incredibly corny joke at the end this time? :P

    • GarrisonSkunk

      Well….maybe you can squeeze a joke/pun out of ‘paraphrasing’/'phrasing for the paranormal’.

      • The Leapolf

        Well yes but thats not incredibly cheesy

        • Keldor

          Um… Hmm.

          I know! Sabrina’s collar is cheesy! See how it looks like a wheel of cheese? It even has a wedge cut out in the front!

  25. Spork Master

    Whenever I hear someone say, “You don’t say,” I automatically picture a sarcastic meme.

    I love the way my brain works sometimes.

  26. bellshah

    You know what’s sad? I’m 22, English is my first language and yet I still had to Google what ‘paraphrase’ means. xD

  27. Z24

    The message’s very ambiguous and vague :/

    • Keldor

      What did you expect from a supernatural being?