Worlds Collide (And Have Dinner)
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  1. Willwhite3

    xD I love it!~ :D

    • Gabe23

      And once again, Max┬┤s grin is wonderful

      • Duck'n

        Of Course! Max has the slyest looking grins!

      • GameCobra

        The reaction from both Grape and Max alone made my day. Their amusement was satisfying, but their grin and tone… X3

        • Valerio

          there’s a nice chemistry goin’ on there, yush!

        • Silly Zealot

          How do you know the tone they are using? There’s no sound in this webcomic!
          Unless… “gasp” You were there, weren’t you?!

          • GameCobra

            Through actions and words, my friend!

          • Valerio

            so true, Cobra.
            So true…

        • Welsh Halfwit

          Max has REALLY puffed up with victory, hasn’t he?

    • Liandrii

      Alt Text: “All I remember is straw, straw everywhere”

  2. Ryu

    So peace after all? lol

    • Secret

      Or is it? Remember, grape has bumped into falstaff before (or was that truck), and now that there at the dinner table, it might get intresting.

      • RedDwarfIV

        I’m fairly sure brooms to the face were involved.

        • Silly Zealot

          On that note, I loooove the alt-text on this strip!

      • Anonymous

        Actually, I’m pretty sure she met both falstaff and truck.

  3. B.Squirrel

    Again, I didn’t see that coming.

    • john willow

      really? i didnt predict zach would be involved but i could see them being let into the party

      • LeaahWulf

        Why would they invite Zach, anyway?

        • StPyre

          comic relife? naw, that’s max’s job.

    • Argent Stonecutter

      I did! I predicted they’d get an invite! I win!

      Also “you guys washed these, right?” is perfect.

      The alt text is a bit obscure for me, though.

      • Argent Stonecutter

        Doh. Broom. Straw.

        • Silly Zealot

          Punch-line and alt-text, along with Zach’s statement, really complete this strip!

        • Frank

          You’ve spent too much time with synthetic-bristle brooms

  4. Gabe23

    That … went better than expected

    • Valerio

      the sweet irony :D

      • LeaahWulf

        Yeh, they had planned to steal the crawfish sooooooooo long and all they had to do was show up to the party.

        Grape and Max in the Last panel: Priceless keep doin’ good work Rick!

  5. Slenderman

    Yooo, woah woah! Max is semi-feral?! The raccoons think they know him?! Zach is a vegitarian?! WHEN WILL THE CURVEBALLS END?!

    • Texadaeus

      I think the racoons were referring to Grape. Probably why he said ‘distressingly familiar’.

      Please don’t kidnap me ._.

      • B.Squirrel

        Alt. Text: Please don’t beat me with a broom! Or the Crawfish.

        • Texadaeus

          Actually it’s: All I remember is straw, straw everywhere

          But I like your version better XD

          • b.Squirrel

            Was a little unsure of the definition of alt. text. You learn something new everyday, right?

        • Dena

          What if you put the crawfish on the end of a stick and call him Mr. Pinchy?

          • Jason

            My class once put a picture of Will Smith on the end of a meter stick. We called him Will Smith.

    • Keldor

      Either that, or Max likes to *think*of himself as semi-feral.

    • Argent Stonecutter

      Of course Zach is a vegetarian. He’s a herbivore.

      • Slenderman

        Lol what is a hurr-bay-vorr? Is it a new meme? o:
        Also texadaeus… OH HAI, I SEE YOU HAVE 7 NOTES….

    • dreamingcat

      of course the racoons know about Max…The Haunted House

      GOOD MEMORIES :3

    • RedDwarfIV

      Zach is a rabbit. He’s a herbivore. Vegitarianism is a choice humans can make because we’re omnivorous.

  6. xhunterko

    Distressingly would be putting it lightly.

    • StPyre

      “and in the deepest depths of his mind, in the darkest places where nightmares hide, the face of grape the cat slithered through the darkness”

      better?

  7. CHAOKOCartoons

    DONT TRUST HER FALS! RUUUUUUN!

  8. GeckoZY

    Broom, broom everywhere XD

    • Salenstormwing

      ,O, Brooms.

      • LeaahWulf

        Oh, for the Brooms
        Brooms everywhere.
        Must dodge them all
        Before I fall
        Please don’t hurt me
        Brooms are all I see
        Please, oh please
        Stop now
        Before I get
        Knocked out
        By your brooms of death
        Why do you continue?
        I’ll leave your Garbage alone!
        Never Come Back!
        -Truck

  9. Skarroth

    This is an interesting twist but grape has that grin like she is gonna pull out the old “Broom to your face” trick xD

    • Skarroth

      If you look in the second panel you don’t see grape so I think this would be the opportunity time slot of where grape retrieves the broom but that’s just my idea xP

    • Dena

      Nah, she sees the positives of having ‘real ferals’ being there to liven up the party.

  10. Marco

    Zach should have his own party, with lots of carrots! ;)

    • FriendlyFireFox

      Somehow the woodland creatures would all find out, and they would all try to come in!

  11. D-Rock

    They recognize Grape. That’s a good sign.

    • Duck'n

      Man she really must have done a number on them! The shock of getting a Broom to the Face must have Falstaff suppressing memories.

      • D-Rock

        Also the time where she stared them down, and won, to get in Pete’s Temple.

  12. CHAOKOCartoons

    Hey, doesnt somone win a heck load of stuff for betting whats gonna happen? I wasn’t in the comments section at the time, but I think I remember reading in the comments somone betting on this outcome…

    • Argent Stonecutter

      [pockets 400 Quatloos and strolls away whistling]

      • thebrokeartist

        You’re getting more than that my friend.

        • Silly Zealot

          I made the bet that this storyline would have and outcome, but something tells me this arc is not quite done yet…

          • aicivilwar

            I think I’ll accept my win, made of, now. No, nobody has said the crawfish are spoiled, but Max kindof said that they’re bad for him, so it counts, right?

  13. Kohaku Nightfang

    Wow they really don’t immediately recognize Grape? I’m surprised Grape doesn’t recognize them. Maybe it was that growth spurt Fals had or that candy binge Truck had.

    • thebrokeartist

      Nope. It’s been a year since the raccoons and Grape saw each other.

      • Silly Zealot

        A year OR MORE! Still, I don’t know if Truck was there, as the the other racoon in the old strips looks too tall and thin to be him.

        • LeaahWulf

          Maybe he was on a stool?,

          and maybe he gained weight?

    • Frank

      She hasn’t yet said if she recognizes them or not. So whatever she’s going to do, it’ll be completely surprising

  14. sev

    Havana all that planning and trouble when they could of just asked. XD!

  15. volkoseba

    Careful where you point that crayfish, Truck.

  16. snowmon89

    It’s so sweep to see you again.
    There’s plenty of broom in this party for them.
    Great fun Feral.

    So many puns, sooo tired tonight.

    • CHAOKOCartoons

      I think they’ll have to DUST of the spare chairs… what, does no one use a broom to sweep dust off things here?

      • Jason

        No.

      • aicivilwar

        A rag, a duster, or my hand. Most often I don’t even bother, though.

  17. Profesor Rod

    Straw to your face!

  18. Duck'n

    Oddly enough this kinda ending seems too fit the comic well, Crawfish all Around ! (Except for Zach for obvious reasons).

  19. Justacritic

    I wonder is this the plan of Pete as well? Or is it random hiccups in the world that are bringing animals and humans together and claimed as an action by parties that would benefit?

  20. Valerio

    AT – All I remember is straw, straw everywhere

  21. Ordinary Black Cat

    The openner ot the way get faith from two ferals.

    • Argent Stonecutter

      They must have done that “all hail” thing off-stage.

      • aicivilwar

        Somehow I doubt it… otherwise they might have been thrown in the trash can instead of invited.
        Wait, that was a guest strip… but it was included, so is it canon?

      • Rick Griffin

        They did that in an earlier draft of this arc but it didn’t really fit this story so I left it implied

  22. Queso

    And it seems that Truck has eaten his crawfish whole. Ah Truck

  23. Duck'n

    Poor Zach, how inconsiderate of them to not tell him about the theme of the dinner party!

    • Marco

      At least he was invited! XD

      • Incognitus

        Bunny invited into a carnivore party…

        • aicivilwar

          *Doo doo doo doo*
          *doo doo doo doo*

          You are about to enter another dimension…

  24. Secret

    wait, semi-feral? I didn’t know that max had some feral in him (or is that just a lie).

    • Duck'n

      Could be because he is more accustomed to life outdoors, cats like to roam wild after all.

    • Valerio

      since he was a kitten, he hated wearing the collar. He’s too tough for domestication!

    • Aerion Snowpaw

      I think he just means the way people view him.
      It’s not that his father was a feral cat (though, hey, might have been. Who knows), it’s that he’s not some indoor cat getting fat on luxury can-food while stretched out over soft pillows :P
      He’s got a safe place to stay for the night, most of the time, so he’s not FERAL per say, but unlike Grape his owners aren’t treating him all that nicely either.

  25. Vuk91

    Well, You know the lesson loyal racoons: stealing may be nature, but completely unnecessary

  26. Val Kilmer Batman/AsimovSideburns

    It’s not a carnivore party! Vegetarians totally eat fish all the time!

    What’s that you say? Hypocrisy, you say? Ludicrous!

    • Argent Stonecutter

      The opposite of “carnivore” in this context is “herbivore”.

      • Val Kilmer Batman/AsimovSideburns

        I was simply poking fun :)

        • aicivilwar

          With a stick?

          • FriendlyFireFox

            Poor fun. I didn’t think he liked sticks.

  27. Valerio

    Falstaff, just how MANY purple cats did you meet in your life??

  28. SamBlob

    Zach looks shorter and fatter than usual…

    • Prof

      A tad more padding suits him well. Poor guy’s way too skinny ;)

  29. MadFerret

    http://www.housepetscomic.com/2008/08/13/stick-em-up/

    ^ For those missing what this is a callback to.

  30. Arjay

    Now Falstaff and truck can brag they were invited to a party by the Opener of Ways! They are gonna get all the raccoon chicks!

    • thebrokeartist

      Got that right. They can now have children who to tell that story so that they can pass it on to their children and so on.
      150 years later.
      Truck jr. ” Have I ever told you kids the story of my ancestor who got invited to the sacred temple by the Opener of Ways.

  31. IceKitsune

    Heh had a feeling this would be what happened.

  32. CrazyAce

    Gotta love Max!

  33. Hotep the psychic

    ALAS!!! MY PREDICTION CAME TRUE!!!!
    *rubs crystal ball*
    what will happen next though…………

  34. Khazix

    Huh. No opener of ways shenanigans? Guess Falstaff and Truck aren’t observant of it.

    • Indagare

      Rick mentioned above that he had originally planned to include that, but it didn’t quite fit, so he left it implied that they hailed the Opener of Ways off screen sometime.

  35. thebrokeartist

    AND THE WINNER OF THE GUESSING GAME IS!!!! Drum roll please. Tum tum tum tum tum tum tum.
    Argent Stonecutter!!!! Congratulation!!! YOU WIN THE GRAND PRISE!!!! Now let’s see what you win! 12 peanuts, 9 grapes, 6 tarot cards, 2 black kings, 2 white kings, 1 stuffed fox doll, 1 toy truck, 40 quatloos, 1 win, 5 couching tigers, 1 peanut butter and grape jelly sandwich, 1 cartain of Maxwell coffee with some grapes, 10 zorro-trucks, 1 care-package smoke grenade, an arm and a leg, 1 husky sized jacket, 12 bananas, 1 dollar, 12 oranges and 1 euro. NOW COME UP HERE AND COLLECT YOU’RE PRISEEE!!! :D And thank you all for particapating in this awesome game and hope that we do something like this again.
    Now tell us Argent Stonecutter how do you feel?

    • Argent Stonecutter

      How do I feel? With my fingers!

      • thebrokeartist

        Thank you for playing and stepping up here. And congratulation on your victory. Ladies and gentle men give around of applause to Argent Stonecutter.
        (Hands out the grand prise)

        • Valerio

          *is jelly*
          But well deserved, Sir! :D

        • Frank

          *Gives a sphere of believability*

  36. Duke of URL

    Don’t you mean “skulking”?

    • Xane

      I didn’t even notice it was sulking until this afternoon. I figure either one works. They could be sulking because every attempt to get food failed.

  37. GameCobra

    In the Housepets universe, it seems the community thinks like us, for we, too, think Max is a mysterious semi-feral.

    • Valerio

      hey, it works miracles on his cool-effect! (and his toothpaste too)

  38. WingedWolfGirl

    Thus we have our “broom to the face” reference.

  39. Valerio

    …wow, considering that Max is sitting, Zachary is pretty smaller!

  40. Z24

    Hey, you look different without the broom in the face!

  41. Z24

    Truck: No, you did

  42. T-Squared

    ANOTHER WHAM! XDDD (Seriously, I would call this a twist. XD)

  43. Valerio

    …and then Bino comes and spoils the party to chase after the coons… :(

    • LeaahWulf

      I hope he doesn’t do that

      Truck and Fals are too cute to chase!

  44. Gray

    Zach is so noble tho, someone get him a cookie carrot

    • Frank

      Maybe a carrot cookie? (What? There is such a thing! Just take the recipe for carrot cake and remove the water!)

      • aicivilwar

        You need *some* water to make the batter, right? Or can milk be substituted in place of water?

        • Frank

          Cookies are generally made without water. Butter is used for the role. (Note that I said generally)

          but I don’t know if that’s how they made them, to be honest. The ones I’ve had were a gift. (And no, the person who made them isn’t around so I can’t ask them)

  45. Verp

    I like Zach. Bunnies are cute, cuddly and white meat.

  46. TXCat

    where is ma broom?

    • LeaahWulf

      At Grape’s house

  47. AleColin

    Now the raccoons can finally rest and have fun in the party.

  48. Talia

    Well look at that, it all worked out in the end :) <3

    • Argent Stonecutter

      Twist ending on Friday: It’s all an ‘odd couple’ movie by Rock.

      • LeaahWulf

        That would be so hilarious!
        *gets dragged away by jeeves for figuring out*

  49. Gabi

    I can relate to Zach. :( I hate carnivore parties.

  50. Vuk91

    Grape has the bst ideas, especially when the idea is VIOLENCE :D

  51. Duez

    Oh you non meat eaters, always getting uppity cause meats are around~ XD
    Anyway, yay, more guests! And sticking to the cleaning habits I see. Almost like a germophobe. XD Those darn feline grins are so awesome, too. I need to work on mine a little. XD

  52. bhPixelFire

    OH MY GOODNESS
    GRAPE FLASHBACK!

    No seriously, you have no idea how hard I just laughed.

  53. I'll Eat Yourself

    Now that I think about it… HAVE we seen those two before this story arc? XD

  54. Impcraft13

    ‘You look distressingly familiar” XD ‘oh…hi…grape….fancy meeting you here…(don’t hit me with a broom please) D:
    lol