At The End Of The Tour

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  1. Ryu

    If only they brought with them a camcorder! Proof that they were actually there at the temple! ;)

    • xhunterko

      The piece of tesserac-* er mana isn’t enough?

      • Legendario13

        But what will keene do with it?

        • GarrisonSkunk

          Good question. And one Rick probably won’t answer for a few months.

          • Silly Zealot

            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!

          • legendario13

            in case theres not answear, use your imagination.
            If everything were solved what fun would there be.
            c’mon see the bright side

          • Silly Zealot

            Use my imagination? Hmmm, okay… doing that…
            Hmmm…
            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.

          • pb98

            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?

          • legendario13

            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

        • xhunterko

          What did Hydra do with the teseract? ;)

          • legendario13

            HAHAHAHAHAHA
            shall I clarify my question dear sir.
            *ahem, ahem*
            what will Keene do with his chip of mana?

        • Argent Stonecutter

          He gave it to Colonel Sanders, 2nd panel.

          • bhPixelFire

            HAHA!

          • Verp

            Or Dr. Quest.

    • pb98

      um…isn’t keene supposed to be like king now?

      • pb98

        y’know except for the part about being human gone animal

        • Argent Stonecutter

          He’s a minion, not an avatar.

          • GarrisonSkunk

            Is Sabrina a minion for Dragon or something else?

          • Argent Stonecutter

            She’s a something for Tarot… sidekick, student, something like that.

          • IceKitsune

            In the context of the game its likely she is seen as a Minion but Tarot/Dragon likely see her as a student personally.

    • Liandrii

      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!

  2. Gabe23

    I really enjoy/admire Sabrina´s way of think

    • IceKitsune

      Same here

    • GreighVonGottreich

      Ditto. :)

    • Xane

      Trippo. Sometimes I think Tarot’s class is epic level Drama Queen.

      • bug

        Alright what do you mean by that?

        • S.Jindivic

          Means he really hates Tarot and Dragon and has been expressing that in every comment……I guess you’re new to the comic.

        • bug

          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 :(

    • bug

      Ok people ‘nuf said.

      • bhPixelFire

        I assume you’re new, huh?

        • Dissension

          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.

          • bug

            I like you a lot right now. :)
            (Note to self read Dissension’s comments more.)

  3. GarrisonSkunk

    And so ends the longest arc featuring Sabrina without a paperbag on her head.

    • Marco

      Yeah and it was cool to see her with her unique personality! XD
      So… what happens now?

      • Silly Zealot

        I dunno, maybe the hat was made of paper…

      • bhPixelFire

        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.

        • Verp

          The Devil and Daniel Webster while wearing paper bags on their heads?

        • GarrisonSkunk

          I imagine Rick will do a few one-shots or three-part mini-arcs

  4. xhunterko

    A little much for eggs over easy don’t you think?

    • LoneWolf

      You don’t even want to know what he has to do for bacon…

      • Salenstormwing

        I heard the 100 Year War was fought because someone wanted JAM instead of BUTTER on their toast.

        Breakfast r serius bizness.

        • Verp

          What if you want both?

      • xhunterko

        For bacon it’d be worth it.

        • bhPixelFire

          HERE HERE!

        • Dead Men Walk

          agreed

      • Cursed Gardener

        I’ll have one civil war, extra crispy.

      • Verp

        There was one war where the only casualty was the bacon; http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Pig_War

  5. Legendario13

    So this is a truce? Or more like a burocratic open passive war?
    Also, yay steward is back. Cause we wanted him back right.

    • Stevie Maxwell

      A bureaucratic open passive war? You mean a Cold War? ;)

      • bene

        Than whose the commies and whose the bad er capitalists?

        • Silly Zealot

          Keene is the capitalist, no doubt about it at all. (Though he also wants to equalize all beings, so…. commutalist?).

      • legendario13

        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

  6. IceKitsune

    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.

    • Gabe23

      Agreed, it is nice to see how she knows she has free will and that she can be in disagreement with Tarot or Dragon

    • Legendario13

      Knowing this.
      I would still say Pete fits better in the bad side.
      Only In the case there were sides.

    • bug

      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
      …………………-_-

  7. IceKitsune

    Also from this I have a feeling Dragon and Tarot take this way more seriously then anyone else playing the game.

    • GarrisonSkunk

      Including Great Kitsume.

    • Legendario13

      Keene is a new player. Maybe he can react in an unespected way. But again he’s only a “minion”, so I doubt it.
      You’re right.
      And by “the game” you mean Universes and Realities not the game “the game” (that I just lost…) right?

      • xhunterko

        Bad player! Bad! No cookies for you! *grumble grumble*

        • legendario13

          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!

          • Argent Stonecutter

            That’s OK, I got your garage keys.

          • legendario13

            °_° !
            You!
            sneaky ferret! …well played…I’ll think something but meanwhile, well played

      • Argent Stonecutter

        Ferrets don’t play “the game”, that way they can steal your socks while you’re freaking out about losing.

        • bhPixelFire

          Same with dragons.
          While they go crazy we take their shinies!

    • Xane

      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.

  8. *WhiteFang*

    Herding cats through a needles eye never herd of it. . . . That’s pretty good *nodds*

    • Silly Zealot

      Such an scenario can be arranged. just cut the cats to tiny bits and pass them through!

  9. Elwood Blutarsky

    Herding cats huh? Today’s strip was sponsored by EDS.

  10. IceKitsune

    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.

    • IceKitsune

      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.

      • GarrisonSkunk

        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.
        Peanut: Hm?
        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.
        Peanut O-O

        • Dead Men Walk

          i think you over thought that… but it’s a good idea.

    • S.Jindivic

      I think it’s quite obvious that Sabrina enjoys these supernature stuff IMMENSELY.

      ……she’s kind of a nerd.

      • IceKitsune

        She may enjoy supernatural stuff but that doesn’t mean she likes or agree with what the Nerds are doing.

        • S.Jindivic

          …she can relate. (probably)

        • S.Jindivic

          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.

      • bug

        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!
        >:(

        • S.Jindivic

          …I’m not saying it’s a bad thing.

  11. 50CaliberCat

    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.

  12. Spider30

    I’m lost. What did he do right or wrong here?

    • Xane

      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.

  13. Draven

    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.

    • bug

      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.) :(

  14. Argent Stonecutter

    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?

    • bhPixelFire

      SO THAT WHAT I FOUND IN MY BISCUITS!

    • GarrisonSkunk

      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?)

      • Argent Stonecutter

        ‘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.’

        http://www.saunalahti.fi/huuhilo/dna2.html

  15. Timmie

    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!

  16. Whitekitsune

    Keene is left-handed? Huh, cool.

    • Argent Stonecutter

      I did a search for “left handed ferrets” and found this: http://www.lefthandedguitarists.com/lefty_detail.php?id=166

      • bhPixelFire

        …so his last name is Ferret…
        Awesome

      • Silly Zealot

        Why did you search for left handed ferrets?

    • Dead Men Walk

      yes like Daryl (how he holds the bow earlier in the arc).

      • Redallover

        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. :-)

      • Gabe23

        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´

  17. GarrisonSkunk

    Dragon must have been listening and made Keene’s sunglasses disappear in the last panel.

    • bug

      Yaaaa… hu.?. I seriosly did not notice that, thanks! :D

      • legendario13

        C’mon guys is not like he has the glasses glued to his face.

        • ToaSoul

          well he does have them on 85% of the time

          • GarrisonSkunk

            Interestingly one could argue you can’t see them from the back….if only it wasn’t for panel two in which you can.

          • legendario13

            Im trying to make some theory to get an answear.
            I get to the conclusion.
            Magic

  18. GarrisonSkunk

    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.

    • bug

      Mabe she wants to use him as a bug on the inside. ;D

    • Xane

      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.

    • Argent Stonecutter

      They need a fourth for the annual Minions, Sidekicks, Henchmen, and Avatars Luncheon, Seance, and Barn Dance.

  19. SeekingSolitude42

    Really enjoy the ability the writer has to keep the plot light hearted and fun.

  20. D-Rock

    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.

  21. illeatyourself

    That last part makes me laugh. XD

  22. AleColin

    I don’t think there going to be enemies, I think there just going to get along each other.

  23. GameCobra

    Panel 3 I like the most out of Keene so far. He’s got that hardcore thinking going on :)

  24. GarrisonSkunk

    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!”

    • Silly Zealot

      Magic versus science, the struggle continues! Make your bets, ladies and gentleman!

      • Silly Zealot

        I meant to say “gentlemen” not “gentleman”, sorry about that. Oh! And maybe faith will also come to play! Magic versus science versus faith!

  25. Hoodiemouse

    I have to admit, Keene’s got some style.

  26. sevitian

    Why nothing but a good friendemey relationship :)

  27. Argent Stonecutter

    So, Friday, a one-off or Thomas?

    • Gabe23

      I would say … Thomas and Celia

      • Gabe23

        Evidently … I was wrong …

        • legendario13

          what are you doing Gabe?
          the comic is one strip ahead from you
          XD hehe

  28. brent

    i want to know how sabrina and fido got together. will that ever be told?