If only they brought with them a camcorder! Proof that they were actually there at the temple!
The piece of tesserac-* er mana isn’t enough?
But what will keene do with it?
Good question. And one Rick probably won’t answer for a few months.
SEE?! SEE?! THIS is why I hate storylines without a completely wrapped-up ending: They leave unanswered questions and you have to wait God knows how much to get the answers, if you get them at all!
in case theres not answear, use your imagination.
If everything were solved what fun would there be.
c’mon see the bright side
Use my imagination? Hmmm, okay… doing that…
I’m sorry but I think the idea of me beating the cosmic nerds with a stick, tying up all the loose ends in the story and then flying away on a dragon isn’t going to be a canon ocurrence, or even very popular among the fans.
um…so far this arc has been kinda confusing but mostly due to the fact that i mostly read only the short dialogue but isn’t keene supposed to be like king now?
Not quite. (I dont think so)
While King was, and just was, an avatar.
Keene is just a minion “he’s only a tool” or something like that.
@Silly Zealot: might not become popular but I liked
would be definitely an epic twist hahaha
What did Hydra do with the teseract?
shall I clarify my question dear sir.
what will Keene do with his chip of mana?
He gave it to Colonel Sanders, 2nd panel.
Or Dr. Quest.
um…isn’t keene supposed to be like king now?
y’know except for the part about being human gone animal
He’s a minion, not an avatar.
Is Sabrina a minion for Dragon or something else?
She’s a something for Tarot… sidekick, student, something like that.
In the context of the game its likely she is seen as a Minion but Tarot/Dragon likely see her as a student personally.
Alt text bump:
I’d hate to think I was evil simply for trying to do the right thing. And that’s why I always assume nobody else is doing the same!
I really enjoy/admire Sabrina´s way of think
Trippo. Sometimes I think Tarot’s class is epic level Drama Queen.
Alright what do you mean by that?
Means he really hates Tarot and Dragon and has been expressing that in every comment……I guess you’re new to the comic.
Not to be rude S.Jindivic but I kinda know that & NO I am not new to this comic I’ve been tooning in sence the mall
Ok people ‘nuf said.
I assume you’re new, huh?
Well, I’m not new. Let’s refrain from treating newness like it’s a bad thing – we were all new to commenting here, at some point. Everyone deserves equal respect.
I like you a lot right now.
(Note to self read Dissension’s comments more.)
And so ends the longest arc featuring Sabrina without a paperbag on her head.
Yeah and it was cool to see her with her unique personality! XD
So… what happens now?
I dunno, maybe the hat was made of paper…
What happens now?
Probably a new, completely unrelated arc…
Normal housepet stuff.
Then later we go back to all the silly versions of the occult.
The Devil and Daniel Webster while wearing paper bags on their heads?
I imagine Rick will do a few one-shots or three-part mini-arcs
A little much for eggs over easy don’t you think?
You don’t even want to know what he has to do for bacon…
I heard the 100 Year War was fought because someone wanted JAM instead of BUTTER on their toast.
Breakfast r serius bizness.
What if you want both?
For bacon it’d be worth it.
I’ll have one civil war, extra crispy.
There was one war where the only casualty was the bacon; http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Pig_War
So this is a truce? Or more like a burocratic open passive war?
Also, yay steward is back. Cause we wanted him back right.
A bureaucratic open passive war? You mean a Cold War?
Than whose the commies and whose the bad er capitalists?
Keene is the capitalist, no doubt about it at all. (Though he also wants to equalize all beings, so…. commutalist?).
As a matter of fact…
I wanted to avoid that term.
I felt it didn’t fulfill the situation properly, so I made up that but yes.
Is a Cold War
Well I like how Sabrina see this whole thing, even she acknowledges the whole thing is kind of stupid and neither of the players are really the good guy or bad guy in this. Its also nice to know she doesn’t agree with Dragon and Tarot on things.
Agreed, it is nice to see how she knows she has free will and that she can be in disagreement with Tarot or Dragon
I would still say Pete fits better in the bad side.
Only In the case there were sides.
This, I think, gives Sabrina an uper hand in this situation. Personaly I see everything in a vertual, 3D, bord-game perspektive.
Wene you can see the situation from a seperate partys perspektive you can see the moves you should make from your curent situation. One who looks into a situation with no ties to it, can make the best disition for what is at hand
Also from this I have a feeling Dragon and Tarot take this way more seriously then anyone else playing the game.
Including Great Kitsume.
Keene is a new player. Maybe he can react in an unespected way. But again he’s only a “minion”, so I doubt it.
And by “the game” you mean Universes and Realities not the game “the game” (that I just lost…) right?
Bad player! Bad! No cookies for you! *grumble grumble*
I knew this would happen! *evil laugh* Muahaha
now im thinking if it was worth losing cookies…
I almost always use sandals or flipflops so.
\/ No socks for you today Argent Stonecutter!
That’s OK, I got your garage keys.
sneaky ferret! …well played…I’ll think something but meanwhile, well played
Ferrets don’t play “the game”, that way they can steal your socks while you’re freaking out about losing.
Same with dragons.
While they go crazy we take their shinies!
You don’t look like a dragon.
On the other hand, Tarot’s “all without love in their hearts” speech could simply have been part of a very convincing act in order to further push them towards falling in love, thus depriving Pete of his avatar.
Herding cats through a needles eye never herd of it. . . . That’s pretty good *nodds*
Such an scenario can be arranged. just cut the cats to tiny bits and pass them through!
Herding cats huh? Today’s strip was sponsored by EDS.
That was my first reaction upon reading that phrase as well
A prime example of a commercial that was too clever for its own good — people remembered the image, but not the message.
I’m also wondering two things at this point 1: Sabrina likely is playing not because she agrees with Dragon or Pete but simply because she sees no other choice and no way to stop them. 2. I wonder if she has actually explained whats going on to Fido, after this it seems like something she would do.
My second point was worded poorly here’s a better way to put what I mean: 2. I wonder if she has actually explained whats going on to Fido, considering how she feels about the game it seems like something she would do, at least to a point where she wouldn’t get in trouble.
Well, we know Fido is aware that Sabrina has the potential power and connections to ret-gone people at will, so telling him that her Spirit Master is a giant green dragon playing a D&D style game doesn’t seem like a great leap. What would be interesting now is if Fido assumes Peanut knows everything as well.
Fido: You lucky dog.
Fido: Sabrina just told me about her spirit Master Dragon.
Peanut: Oh, yea, I know. I met her once. Nice girl.
Fido: Yea, I know. Sabrina told me how Dragon’s in love with you.
i think you over thought that… but it’s a good idea.
I think it’s quite obvious that Sabrina enjoys these supernature stuff IMMENSELY.
……she’s kind of a nerd.
She may enjoy supernatural stuff but that doesn’t mean she likes or agree with what the Nerds are doing.
…she can relate. (probably)
In the sense that she considers the game as a game, and actively enjoy herself (unlike King or Zack).
As how serious people take the thing…….in my own experience with RPGs, if people actually decide to arrange duos to settle arguments, they take it VERY SERIOUS.
Hey,hey, a supposive nerd can invent the next video game you play.
Being a nerd is a good thing, you could get lots of mony being a nerd!
…I’m not saying it’s a bad thing.
If Sabrina was a country she’d be Switzerland. Now I want to see if it’s possible to 1: Herd cats, and 2: get them through the eye of the needle lol.
I’m lost. What did he do right or wrong here?
The entire purpose of raiding the temple was to find information on what Pete promised his father, making humans and animals “more equal”. Which is kind of a tricky thing to define in the Housepets universe to begin with.
I find that true evil is very rare in today’s society. One might be described as evil, but will most often believe that whatever negative, or “evil”, actions are justified. They commit atrocities in the name of a greater good, or perhapse even personal embetterment. Very uncommon is an indevidual bad purely for the sake of being bad. When an evil act is committed with the intention of causing destruction and hurt, then it is true evil. This has become exceedingly uncommon, but it does still exist.
True, most people have an alterior motive for doing things be it good or bad.
In thier minds, they are justified, to others,mabe not. Although in that seince everyone is INISENT in thier own right, so thanks to thier thinking pateren if things get to be tecnical the only people who are wrong to us and themselves
are the people who are evil.
(sorry if I got on a ramble.)
So he’s giving the mana egg to Colonel Sanders in a lab coat? What plots are they hatching now? Is KFC going to come out with a really special new secret recipe?
SO THAT WHAT I FOUND IN MY BISCUITS!
Well, the HP universe Col Sanders apparently figured out how to breed chickens to willingly give up their lives, just like the turkey in the 2008 Thanksgiving Housepets strip. (As it so happens occuring just after we meet Pete for the first time…OR DO WE?)
‘Are you going to tell me,’ said Arthur, ‘that I shouldn’t have a green salad?’
‘Well,’ said the animal, ‘I know many vegetables that are very clear on that point. Which is why it was eventually decided to cut through the whoile tangled problem and breed an animal that actually wanted to be eaten and was capable of saying so clearly and distinctly. And here I am.’
So what happen to the others? I was hoping to see Daryl rescuing Zach… or Zach clinging to Daryl as the wolf flees in shear terror.
I can just see Daryl reverting back to a wild wolf running full speed on all fours with Zach riding him like a bronco in shear terror of the place as well as realizing (in terror of course) that he is riding a predator. hehe Double jeopardy!
Keene is left-handed? Huh, cool.
I did a search for “left handed ferrets” and found this: http://www.lefthandedguitarists.com/lefty_detail.php?id=166
…so his last name is Ferret…
Why did you search for left handed ferrets?
you don’t need any reason besides “why not!”
Keene is a ferret. Keene is left-handed. QED
yes like Daryl (how he holds the bow earlier in the arc).
As a fellow lefty, I approve of Daryl and Keene being left-handed and sympathize with them when they get pencil/pen stains ontheir hnds from writing.
Well, Daryl could perfectly be right handed. Look for example Rafael Nadal (the tenis player), he is right handed, but he plays tenis with his left hand. Dary could be like that … just sayin´
Dragon must have been listening and made Keene’s sunglasses disappear in the last panel.
Yaaaa… hu.?. I seriosly did not notice that, thanks!
C’mon guys is not like he has the glasses glued to his face.
well he does have them on 85% of the time
Interestingly one could argue you can’t see them from the back….if only it wasn’t for panel two in which you can.
Im trying to make some theory to get an answear.
I get to the conclusion.
Of course….it could very well be that Dragon wants Keene to be Pete’s minion for whatever reason and set things up to work out just as they did.
Mabe she wants to use him as a bug on the inside. ;D
I’m hoping that’s not the case because I like Sabrina better than Tarot or Dragon. But yeah, with all the (sometimes verging but never fully crossing into Evil™) manipulation we’ve seen from the Cosmic Jerk Squad, pretty much anything that happens could end up being a lie in the long run.
They need a fourth for the annual Minions, Sidekicks, Henchmen, and Avatars Luncheon, Seance, and Barn Dance.
Will the Barn Cats be at the dance?
I’ll bring the pillows!
Really enjoy the ability the writer has to keep the plot light hearted and fun.
I like how Sabrina is handling this situation. She’s a pretty good sport, but highly doubt Dragon is pleased with this, as she just said. As seeing how Keene handed over the mana to the scientist, it’s possible he’s trying to see if they can make more. Just a guess.
Alt. text is perfect for this situation, too.
That last part makes me laugh. XD
I don’t think there going to be enemies, I think there just going to get along each other.
Panel 3 I like the most out of Keene so far. He’s got that hardcore thinking going on
When I look at the second panel I see Keene as John Lennon in the scene from “Help!” when the Beatles take Ringo’s ring to the scientist to get it off.
“Scientist, you’ve failed, havent you!”
Magic versus science, the struggle continues! Make your bets, ladies and gentleman!
I meant to say “gentlemen” not “gentleman”, sorry about that. Oh! And maybe faith will also come to play! Magic versus science versus faith!
I have to admit, Keene’s got some style.
Why nothing but a good friendemey relationship
So, Friday, a one-off or Thomas?
I would say … Thomas and Celia
Evidently … I was wrong …
what are you doing Gabe?
the comic is one strip ahead from you
i want to know how sabrina and fido got together. will that ever be told?
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