I like that Karishad, who’s been here before, brought a poultry cookbook. I’m curious if this is a regular occurrence or one-time deal for a cheap gag on Kari’s part.
Is the subtitle of Kari’s book “How to Serve Jerk Gryphon” ?
I think producing random, otherwise useless, articles to further a cheap gag is one of Karishad’s special abilities. I’d say it’s a racial ability, but that would imply that there’s more than one Kari, which is a concept too horrifying for words.
Kari is awesome xD
I especially like how even Pete has given p on stopping him ^^
I would recommend the Classic roasted Pete with a nice berry sauce and a nice Dripping Gravy….
just my opinion.
You’re going to need a pair of tanks to pull the wishbone apart to see who gets their wish granted.
I would slow cook him. Keep in mind he’s a tough old bird.
No doubt the introduction of a pressure cooker will put some, ah, force on the situation.
Ooh, I like pressure cookers. They have that Tim Allenesque aspect of working with live steam and all the fun noises that go along with that. It would take a rather large one to hold him, though.
Do Not Taunt Grumpy Jerk Griffin
Jamaican Jerk Gryphon, serves 1500!
3000 if you’re skimpy on how much each person gets
750 have to settle down for the furry parts
Don’t forget the Griffin-Tail Soup!
For you are mortal and taste good with ketchup
Oh Carp, very bad Juju! =_=
Keene seemed to man up rather quickly
Well he’s Keene of course he’ll say something ^-^
He mentioned Karishad having no sense of preservation but ferrets also know no fear!
Adeptus Ferretes: Holy warriors of the Imperium of man?
Not sure if heresy
Or just really awesome
He’s a ferret. He wants the shineys. And Pete’s socks, size XXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXL
I’d say in this situation Keene has bolth wet-himself and activated his nepolion sindrom !:O
He sure has guts to stand and face a powerful super-being!
He doesn’t realize who he is talking to…
Wow we finally know what is actually going on here in the U&U game.
Have I mentioned today the extent to which I love Pete? *giggles*
Everyone’s more willing to share there secrets and plans with a dagger pointed at them
Agreed, or at least to make the person(s) pointing sharp pokey things at them believe they are revealing said plans (maybe at least in part).
This is a dungeon quest, someone roll that sense motive!
Alt Text: “Um, Daryl fainted. Also the light spell wore off. Also its kind of difficult to show you everything when I’m going at the pace that I do–what do you want, Sluggy Freelance?”
What i was looking for yay!
“Haha thanks Garrison! Oh yeah Daryl would faint at Pete’s rather large presence! There should have been a *Faint* sound effect or *Daryl has fainted* XD
As much as I love Sluggy, that would mean Housepets now consists of 40% filler strips and Rick catches a cold 36 times a year.
I chuckled when I saw that. haha
If it was Sluggy Freelance, he’d provide the links to related strips instead of depending on Frank to look them up.
Is keene treathing sabrina with his tiny dagger or just pointing at a general direction
(did I just make a horrible bunch of mistakes)
and if they are not getting anything from Pete…can they keep thre looting?
I think he’s just pointing at Pete.
I think it was just being used as a pointer, not as a threat tool.
If nothing else, his survival chances should she be removed from the party would take a sharp dive.
removed by either being chased off or killed, that is
Alas, laser pointers weren’t invented in fantasy RPG worlds, otherwise he’d probably use that. Alas, Sabrina would probably just run after the red spot, thereby ruining the conversation.
But pointing, what a small knife, at a HEUGE grifion is relley going to do enything!
If you want to scare him get Dragon in there!!
He’ll talk then wouldn’t he?
actually looks like Dragon and pete have already had an agrement of some sort.
and perhaps we are talking of Pete, probably he wouldnt care anyways
If you got Dragon in there, the result would no doubt be a prolonged discussion about morality as it pertains to their respective actions in the game. This would either devolve into a debate over the minutia of the vast and unknowable rules, or end in name-calling. Neither case is likely to produce actual *useful* information, and the former may well last for millenia.
Bad Karishad; don’t vore Pete.
But that would be funny. . . (Insert cynical grin here)
I love Pete in this strip … he´s just sitting in there … chilling … like a boss
… Like a boss
Like a BOSS BATTLE!
We have the light spell, we’ll be fine!
A cat-tastrophe, Sabrina?
I knew you would be the one to make that pun as soon as i read the comic.
See the one thing that confuses me is in Trial in Heaven Pete implied that it was something he couldn’t actually do. (and in fact that it was something he made up on the spot to get someone to move the temple) Now here him and Sabrina are saying this was the reason the first U&U game was being played, and why Dragon and Pete disagreed and had to do this whole duel thing. So which is it?
I am also wondering how this all ties in with his stealing of King’s soul from Heaven.
He doesn’t actually say that it was his plan from the beginning to do such a thing, so it’s entirely possible that the duel is about something else completely and this has become a side issue that Dragon has taken a strong stance on, which would make it all the more important to her that she win. The “fine print” might be a general, catch-all clause to the effect that interfering in moral affairs is to be kept to an absolute minimum while the duel is in effect; it’s the kind of thing Dragon would advocate so as to minimize collateral damage.
@Verp: I imagine that Pete wanted King’s soul so that he could do something with it to make King more acceptable to him as an Avatar. As he said, King doesn’t have to like him, just have an inseparable connection with him. Theoretically, King still has to say “yes” of his own free will, but that doesn’t mean that coercion is out of the question; Pete took an uncommon interest in the fact that King has someone in his life that he cares about (his girlfriend).
I think it’s more like Pete *could* do it, but the consequences (I’d say unforeseen consequences, but I think Pete can foresee them just fine) of such a change could only be termed a major disaster. It wouldn’t open a metaphorical can of worms so much as open every worm can in the fishing bait warehouse.
Going back on darastrixen’s commet I think that is dead on target .
(But my GOD,you think you could have sortned that up?)
you spent a lot of time in that &you have done extreimly well in puting the things I want out there out there, the bug thanks you grate-one
Well, it’s not like they need the light here anyway.
The lucky wabbit will save the day I think?
No, see, only the foot is lucky.
The foot never seems lucky for the rabbit that lost it, now, does it?
depending on the catastrophe i might just agree with Pete….. Please let it be a really bad catastrophe so that doesn’t happen
I think one question is if the mortals would feel the end result was worth it.
He’s cheating on the wording there, if you go back to the dream sequence, the “happily ever afters” he’s talking about happen in Heaven… Earth could end up in catastrophe after catastrophe and he’d still be keeping his word.
While this seems to bring a moral gray area into the duel between Pete and Dragon, I feel it important to remember that Pete isn’t doing it out of charity, nor has he shown himself to have others’ best interests at heart. We’ll have to wait and see what comes.
True, but despite Sabrina’s self-righteousness, neither is Dragon – both of them want to win the game.
At this point I think they should both end up mortal.
I think Pete’s statement is a bit telling.
I believe it’s implying that Dragon, while she wants equality between Pets and Humans, wants to do it gradually, so as to minimize the disruption and upheaval.
Pete just wants to slam everyone together, regardless of the consequences…
Put another way. Wrap your hair up with duct tape. Dragon’s method would be to lift the duct tape bit by bit, slowly cut away at the hair and ease the duct tape off. You’d come out with much shorter hair, but it would eventually grow back.
Pete? He’d grab the tape and yank.
I suspect Pete’s solution is ‘kill them all and let heaven sort them out’.
Not all of them – just the ones that refuse to get along.
Okay, some of the ones that do want to get along will get caught up and die in the process, but in the end, everyone that’s still alive would be getting along – if anything, just for sheer survival.
“An acceptable price for lasting peace.”
Argent I really don’t think that is his plan (though I guess it could be maybe) that feels a bit to harsh even for Pete. I think it might be more like Dragon wants to manipulate things from behind the scenes and Pete wants to just force it on everyone like a dictator would.
As I read Zach’s dream sequence, it seems that Pete doesn’t seem to care what happens to “mortals” because they end up getting their “happily ever afters” no matter what he does.
He made the promise to old mister Milton out of desperation, not because he actually wanted to make animals and humans equal. It’s all a game to him.
I have not seen it stated that Dragon wants to do the same thing. in fact, why didn’t the old man turn to dragon instead of Pete? My theory is that Dragon doesn’t want to ‘force’ the mortals to do anything, but would prefer they don’t change (for now at least). In the end, Pete is more honest. He told them what he wants and why he is doing it, Not much is known about Dragon other then a fixation on peanut…and that leads me to believe he’s gonna be Pete’s new recruit. Yeah it’s a jerk move, but so was trapping Pete’s temple and locking him in place. Friggin spawn camping!
PS- How do we know that the animal’s having conscious thought and living actual lives isn’t already Pete’s doing?
Does this mean they won’t get the treasure.
I’m sure Karishad is quietly slipping coins between the pages of his book. He’s crafty like that.
He can get in any time he wants, now he knows where it is.
Do…Gryphons count as poultry? Maybe just the top half?
And which parts are white, dark and/or red meat.
It’s a griffin. I’m pretty sure it’s all dark.
And probably toxic.
Or at least bitter.
I am curious what Pete would end up as if he gets turned into a mortal for loosing the bet.
Hmm good question I would guess a small bird. Parakeet maybe
Wouldn’t it be an even better stab at his pride if he had to live a full LONG life of a human?
Well if lifespan matters then he should be a Galapagos Turtle.
Carp, even Carp live to be over 100.
So your goldfish can outlive you?! That’s a scary thought…
I was thinking African gray parrot. They live longer than humans and are rather cute.
The “oldest” just died at 64 I believe. They outlive their owners cos the owners tend to be older. Not many young people have the time and the money for a £700/$900 bird.
THIS IS SERIOUS BUSINESS.
Is this the first time Sabrina’s refered to Dragon as her Master? That sounded like an odd term, I don’t think even Tarot’s refered to her that way before.
Tarot’s an avatar – Sabrina’s a disciple.
“Always two there are, no more, no less: a master and an apprentice.”
Except–there were more. Did anyone else notice that?
I only saw the first of the Jar-Jar trilogy.
Of course there can be assasins, berzerkers, servants trained in the force. But only ONE true Master and only ONE true apprentice. -Darth Bane
In one swoop.. I no longer know who to cheer for in this game.
I may just have to side with Pete.
Neither. They’re both manipulative jerks.
Yep I agree with this. Neither are really villains per se, but neither Dragon or Pete are really worth rooting for.
I’m rooting for Kitsune. :/
I’m with you there. Kitsune’s avatar (if he has one, some DMs do roll up characters of their own. I know I do.) is probably incredibly awesome…which yanno, Kari ’s been working his way on for these recent strips. I agree with the others who think he might be Great Kitsune’s Avvy
I always made my own avatar, though I have to be careful when playing the enemy too. It might be a bit cliche for Kitsune to have a fox as his avatar but I like the idea.
Gasp I just had had a brainstorm what if kitsune’s were Karl they are both foxes
Son of a charming young woman, dang autocorrect I meant karishid
By the by, what are your issues with Pete vs Dragon?
well it just seems to me with Sabrina’s words that..
Dragon for all her niceness believes in the “status quo” I just get a feeling that she things one group should be in charge.
maybe a “all beings are created equal, just some more Equal then others”
I could be wrong its been known to happen. but hey cubi motto. “it seemed like a good idea at the time”
Sudden societal changes tend to lead to very bad things, at least in the short term. Think French Revolution. Or Russian Revolution, for that matter. Heck, the rise of Nazism would fall into this catagory. Purges, beheadings, all sorts of atrocities are the norm in these sorts of things, as well as the situations that follow should the people choose their ideals and leaders poorly.
Gradual change is really the only sane way to go about it.
I just realized that Daryl is in this Strip!!!!!!!!!!
* you can see his tail next to Karishad*
That’s the tip of Kari’s tail.
Yeah i realized that after i reread previous comics
Although you can read it both ways, with Kari’s tail curled behind him (as I assume Rick intended) or the tip going off panel stage left and the tail tip being Daryl’s…..it’s interesting to think Daryl went down face first just like Zach did earlier. That’s gotta hurt. Although now that I think of it …better to land that way instead of on your back and a quiver full of arrow points.
and then theres the bow he would also land on ….. and if he lands on his face wouldn’t he also land on Zach?
Ok, THIS is the comic where I can hear John deLancie speaking as Pete.
And now the awful truth for Keene.
Also, it’s a little scary how prepared Karishad is.
Is Keene trying to be intimidating with that knife?
No. He’s just gesticulating and pointing; he just never thought to put away the knife.
Where would he put it away?
Or maybe one of those invisible scabbards you see. Person puts weapon on hip / back; it stays there with no visible support.
Quick, Zach, pull out your diary! Battle Kari book-to-book!
will this effect king?
Only if he’s somehow used as a bargainnig chip.
Does griffin go well with cranberry?
Lol the fox be cheatin’ to get in there. XD NOCLIP TIME!! How much ya wanna bet he gets in there all the time so he can figure out how to turn Pete into dinner?
And now he knows where the shinies are…
PLEASE PLEASE PLEASE tell me Pete meets an unexpected end at the paws of Karishad!!!
Serves 2000, 1000 parts chicken, 1000 parts lion
I really like how Pete is portrayed in this comic. I wonder if Karishad is as simple of a character as he would appear. Pete makes a comment that may imply that Karishad has a special ability. The plot for housepets has come to completely circle around Pete and Dragons view from the audiences perspective. King and Pete are argueably the two most well developed of the characters in the script. However, shouldn’t the two most developed characters be Grape and Peanut because their the supposed main characters? I have more comments on this last thought but I believe this is enough for one post
That fox demigod said he goofs around in this world to where is he?
Excuse me please I meant to say “The plot for Housepets has become completely dependent on Pete and Dragons duel from the audience’s perspective.”
Why whenever Pete speaks do I imagine his voice to be that of John De Lancie/Q?
The smeg returns!
I’m now convinced that Karishad is some trickster spirit from some layer of reality/dimension between Dragon/Pete/Kitsune and our ‘home’ one.
He’s basically an NPC that even the GM isn’t responsible for.
..then again, he IS being pretty Kitsune-ish.. maybe he’s a GM self-insertion.. oooh, freaky.
And interestingly, if he is Great Kitsume/Kitsume’s avatar Pete apparently can’t tell.
why does it feel like Zach is the Great Kitsune’s character?
sorry i meant Karishad
Still, Zach being the Great Kitsune’s avitar has possibilities.
But not probabilities. Zach being’s Kitsune’s avatar wouldn’t make much sense, as he doesn’t seem to have any real understanding of what’s going on. Unless he’s fooling everyone.
My comment was a joke, actually.
Kari’s capability to be Kitsune’s Avatar actually is 100% dependent on if he followed the same rules Pete and Dragon have to in choosing an Avatar. After all.. they could only have Cats or Dogs.
Kari is a fox and thus ineligible for avatar status by the rules. If he’s following them that is.
two things 1 i dont even think that kitsune is playing and 2 …Loopholes…
I still want to know what’s up with the strange fellow in the cabin who talks in Limericks.
Well, all RPGs need a strange old man as an NPC.
Karishad will have a hard time cookin’ up that bird >XD
Pete must Burn!!
no just to the point where the meat is tender and falls off the bone.
Knowing Karishad he’s probably secretly taking some of those shinnies while Keene and Sabrina are distracting Pete
Wen is king going to kiss bailey in a new. Comic!!!!
Here ,hang on just a fox-pilfering minute. So the Temple got moved but then Pete has already used his powers to create the seemingly near equality that allows the housepets to talk etc etc freedom of rights etc etc. right? But, essentially, he hasnt yet. is that right? I seem to have gotten lost along the short way.
and I wonder if the fox isnt subtley an Avatar of the Kitsune superbeing…that may explain how he keeps getting into the temple
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