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Welcome to the Housepets! Information thread!

After seeing some of the same questions asked over and over again in the comments, I decided to compile...well, just about anything I could find that was HP related and put it here. Whether you're new to the comic, or looking for an answer to a question, I hope this is helpful to you.

PLEASE NOTE: I am not an official source, nor do I claim to be. I'm just an enthusiastic fan of the comic. This means that some information may be incorrect, or prone to change, no matter if said information is cited or not.

Quick info:
-Most answers to questions will be found in the HP! Universe Facts, further down in this post. Check there first, but if you can't find the answer there, post your question in one of the question threads, or if it has become very, very, cluttered, then create a new one. Rick does check the forums, and he does answer questions. Who knows, you may end up contributing to the list.
-If you find new fan art (or anything else), PM me with the link. Please make sure it's new, and within Housepets rating.
-If you find a mistake (spelling, accuracy, etc.), PM me about it.
-To read a spoiler (the large black boxes), highlight the text area between in the marked spoiler area.
-Last Updated: 4/27/10 (except for fanfiction section)

-Someone please help me with the ferret colors already. Check the Character section for more info.

Contents

Post One
-Links: Important and entertaining links in the forums and other spots on the internet.

-The Arc List: A massive list of the story arcs, in order, each with a synopsis.

-Characters: A list of all the characters spotted in the comic, and their importance.

Post Two
-Housepets! Universe Facts: The world of Housepets! has many differences to ours; this is a list of the differences we know.

-Odd Comics: A list of Special One offs.

-Derivative Works: A list of fan art, fan fics, reviews and anything else created by others that is based of Housepets that we have found.





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Links: New to the forums? I suggest taking a look at the following threads and other links about Housepets...

Forum Links:

Forum Rules Yup, we have 'em. Take a look. It isn't wise to anger the almighty furret overlord whom watches over the forums. (Who would be named Rick.)

THE OFFICAL "HI MY NAME IS..." This is our introduction thread! If you're new, post here so that we can welcome you.

Current Comic Since our forum traffic is currently a bit low, all our discussion on the newest comic is contained in one thread. We don't reference what comic we are exactly talking about and there are many points where it turns into general comic discussion, so if you get confused, don't worry. Just talk about the new comic!

Housepets IRC So, you like talking to us on the forums? Well, we also have a chat room, run by Alex (at the moment). When you have a chance, pop in and talk a while.

So many MORE questons... This is our main "question asking" thread, from us to Rick. I got a lot of the facts from here, just so you know.

Character Dossiers Here is an in-depth exploration of some of the Housepets characters: Their backstories and such as we know them from the comic, and speculation around what we know. Caution: Spoilers everywhere!

Signature Requests There are two types of people on the internet: Those who can photoshop, and those who can't. If you're one who can, why don't you try making a Housepets related signature for someone who can't and wants one? Request signatures, for free, right there! Major contributors: Dylan, Thoth, Kyderra, Alex, RaptorAnton.

Avatars The box to the left with your name is lonely! This thread contains a collection of Housepets avatars that the forumites have collected. If you don't have one, you can pick one up here!

Wallpapers Rick doesn't have much time for Housepets wallpapers, so it's up to us! Share Housepets themed wallpapers here.

Chat Thread This here is our general off topic thread. Feel free to talk about anything (within the rules of course) from post count to how your day was here.

Translation Projects: Housepets in other languages! Many are works in progress. There are also some silly, just for fun translations for you to see as well, and a thread of blank comics for the translators to use.

Italian By Valerio (Up to date+“All the King’s Men” pt.1)

Spanish By Lopiko (Lopiko is currently MIA. We need more Spanish translators!)

French By Foldo (Does current and old at the same time)

German By Lynard

Blank Comics These comics have empty speech bubbles for any translators who wish to help translate the comic in other languages!

Wikis:

Housepets Wiki Page On wikifur, this wiki about the comic is still rather sparse, and does need to be improved. At the moment, it contains brief info about the comic and the world in it, and an outdated character list, although it has more in-depth character personality descriptions. However, this results in spoilers, so ye be forewarned.

Housepets: TV Tropes TV Tropes is a wiki site aimed at following recurring themes in media. Clicking upon this link will waste three hours if it's your first time there, so caution. Be warned, there are spoilers here as well.

Rick Related: To learn a tad bit more about the artist behind the comic.

Rick Griffin wrote:
I am a student at University of Alabama Huntsville, working for far too long on my English Degree (with a minor in Classical Studies). Besides the comic, I do regular type artwork and story-writing.

Fairly regular-type anyway.

Rick's Deviant Art
Rick's Fur Affinity



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Housepets! Arc list:

Year One

I. Imaginate! - Date run: 6/2/08-6/13/08 - # of comics: 6
Characters Introduced:
-Peanut Butter Sandwich
-Grape Jelly Sandwich

Synopsis: When nobody's home and there's nothing to do, what else is there to do than use your imagination? Peanut and Grape decide to play a ridiculous adventure role-playing thing and hilarity ensues.

II. The Game - Date run: 6/16/08-7/4/08 - # of comics: 9
Characters Introduced:
-Bino
-Fox
-Rex
-Joey

Synopsis: Bino, a neighborhood dog, gets Peanut to play "The Game", the infamous internet game. where if you think of the game, you lose the game (so you all just lost again). When Grape tries to mediate the situation (to get Peanut to stop playing the game), the other dogs are not amused.

One-offs #1 - Date run: 7/7/08-7/11/08 - # of comics: 3

Synopsis: Boredom, the great outdoors, and one heck of a rush.

III. Cat Tail - Date run: 7/14/08-8/8/08 - # of comics: 9

Synopsis: Peanut is an amateur artist! However, as with most pictures, most people don't fully understand them. This plays true with Peanut's drawing, featuring a dog with a very long tail...a cat tail actually. And many of the other pets find it quite disturbing, save for Joey, who seems to like it far too much. This arc is where the entire "Cat Lover" idea comes from!

IV. The Raccoons - Date run: 8/11/08-8/15/08 - # of comics: 3

Synopsis: Some wild Raccoons break into the Sandwich Household.

One-offs #2 - Date run: 8/18/08 - # of comics: 1
Characters Introduced:
-Tiger
-Marvin

Synopsis: Emotional stability at its finest!

V. The Adventures of Spot - Date run: 8/20/08-8/22/08 - # of comics: 2
Characters Introduced:
-Spot the Superdog

Synopsis: Peanut makes a comic, featuring Spot, a superdog, who has a girlfriend, Stripe, who despite all appearances is not a cat.

VI. Fido's Return - Date run: 8/25/08-9/26/08 - # of comics: 15
Characters Introduced:
-Maxwell
-Sasha
-Fido
-Daisy
-Sabrina

Synopsis: Fido, who is Bino's and Joey's brother, is the top dog, the best dog around, the poster dog that all dogs want to be. And he's just graduated from the K-9 Police academy, and he's coming back home. Bino, who also wants to be respected as a leader, becomes jealous and goes crazy.

VII. Mouse Mouse Revolution - Date run: 9/29/08-10/3/08 - # of comics: 3

Synopsis: Some feral mice attempt to take over the Sandwich household.

VIII. Thematic Arc of Questionable Quality - Date run: 10/6/08-10/10/08 - # of comics: 3

Synopsis: An arc that is a homage to "Calvin and Hobbes", a famous print comic.

IX. The Zoo - Date run: 10/13/08-11/7/08 - # of comics: 11

Synopsis: Peanut and Grape visit the zoo, seeing all of their animal buddies.

One-offs #3 - Date run: 11/10/08-11/14/08 - # of comics: 3

Synopsis: Poom, lack of fur, and some strange thoughts.

X. The Grove - Date run: 11/17/09-11/26/09 - # of comics: 5

Synopsis: Peanut finds an interesting Grove in a forest, and takes Grape. They find a griffin, who Peanut names Pete.

Characters introduced:
-Pete

XI. Housepets Christmas - Date run: 12/1/08-12/25/08 - # of comics: 12
Characters Introduced:
-Zach

Synopsis: It's the holiday season, where gift giving and happy spirits are abound! Or, they would be, if Bino hadn't been forced to get a gift for Peanut! As the pets go around with their holiday antics, Bino does his best to try to find a humiliating present for Peanut, for he still holds bad feelings about the "Cat Tail" incident.

The last comic in this arc marked the start of Housepets in color.

XII. The Yarn Ball - Date run: 12/29/08-1/2/09 - # of comics: 3
Characters Introduced:
-Jasper
-Mr. Bigglesworth (all of them)
-Fiddler
-Keys

Synopsis: The cats hold a New Year's Eve party! Woo-Who!

Aborted Arc: The Catnip Arc - Date run: 1/5/09 - # of comics: 1
Explained bellow in Odd Comics.

XIII. The Further Adventures of Spot - Date run: 1/12/09-1/16/09 - # of comics: 3

Synopsis: Pretty self explanatory. More of Peanut's comic.

XIV. The Vet - Date run: 1/19/09-2/6/09 - # of comics: 9

Synopsis: Peanut and Grape go for their medical checkup. Pets still hate the vet. Perhaps even more so!

One-offs #4 - Date run: 2/9/09-2/11/09 - # of comics: 2

Synopsis: Paranoia, sweaters, and Valentine's day!

XV. A Mouse Named "Spo" - Date run: 2/16/09-3/6/09 - # of comics: 9
Characters Introduced:
-Spo

Synopsis: Sabrina needs to get rid of a feral mouse, named Spo. But she doesn't want to kill him, so she hands him off to Fido, who grows strangely attached to the loudmouth runt of the litter.

XVI. ZAP! - Date run: 3/9/09-3/13/09 - # of comics: 3

Synopsis: Peanut finds a remote for Bino's shock collar. What can I say other than hilarity ensues? Also, this arc marked the start of the massive style change, where Rick shifted the art style of the comic to move it closer to his natural style of art and make the characters more distinguishable from one another.

XVII. Fall of the Pridelands - Date run: 3/16/09-4/3/09 - # of comics: 9

Synopsis: A sequel in a bestselling series, "Pridelands", is having a midnight release, and Grape, who's a big fan, wants to go! Peanut comes along, because he wants to see what the fuss is all about, and ends up getting wrapped up in the Pridelands madness.

One-offs #5 - Date run: 4/6/09-4/8/09 - # of comics: 2

Synopsis: Tiger and Zach...and politics.

Mini-Arc: Housepets Easter - Date run: 4/10/09-4/13/09 - # of comics: 2

Synopsis: The Good 'Ol Dogs Club annual Easter egg hunt! Wait, no supervision? Uh-oh...

XVIII. The Continuing Adventures of Spot - Date run: 4/15/09-4/24/09 - # of comics: 5

Synopsis: Part III of Peanut's comic.

XIX. A Sinister Shadow - Date run: 4/27/09-5/29/09 - # of comics: 15
Characters Introduced:
-Joel
-Kevin
-Ralph

Synopsis: PETA, a rather nut-job animal rights group, attempt to convert Babylon Gardens to their way of thinking, which is "you can't own pets". Needless to say, it doesn't end very well for them!

Year Two

One-offs #6 - Date run: 6/1/09-6/5/09 - # of comics: 3

Synopsis: Pap vs. Tiger, roll call, and more Spot!

XX. Roadtrip Woo - Date run: 6/8/09-6/22/09 - # of comics: 7

Synopsis: Peanut and Grape are going to Uncle Reuben's farm, but first they need to get there! It's a nine hour drive, which is plenty of time for the two to drive each other crazy.

XXI. Down at the Farm - Date run: 6/29/09-7/17/09 - # of comics: 9

Synopsis: Peanut and Grape have arrived at the farm, where they meet all types of animals, some of which are quadruped (like horses) and others like the wild barn cats. And events conspire against Peanut to bring the whole "Cat Lover" incident barreling back at him.

XXII. Money Sharks - Date run: 7/20/09-8/7/09 - # of comics: 9
Characters Introduced:
-Milton Ferrets
--Duke
--Keene
--Lana
--Pit
--Rock
--Simon
-The ungrateful Relatives: Celia and Thomas

Synopsis: Six ferrets get an estate at Babylon Gardens and a TON of money from their owner, Henry Milton, who built Babylon Gardens. They also hold a contest, which Bino will stop at nothing to win.

XXIII. n-ple Date - Date run: 8/10/09-9/4/09 - # of comics: 12
Characters Introduced:
-Jinx
-Tarot

Synopsis: Grape and Max go out on a date. Because Grape is uncomfortable, Max offers up the idea of double dating with other couples, but they both quickly find that they may be the only normal couple there!

One-offs #7 - Date run: 9/7/09-9/11/09 - # of comics: 3

Synopsis: Paranoia to the extreme, interesting food, and a pun!

XXIV. The Uncanny Adventures of Spot - Date run: 9/14/09-9/18/09 - # of comics: 3

Synopsis: Peanut Butter Comics presents: Part IV of Spot!

One-offs #8 - Date run: 9/21/09-9/15/09 - # of comics: 3

Synopsis: Ideas, anime, and rough drafts.

XXV. The Visitor - Date run: 9/28/09-10/26/09 - # of comics: 13
Characters introduced:
-Miles
-Lucretia
-Daryl
-Miles' wolf cubs

Synopsis: Peanut meets a wolf named Miles, who's pack recently began renting a house in the neighborhood (courtesy of the Milton Ferrets). Peanut helps the wolf pack with their housewarming party.

Mini-Arc: Halloween: 2009 - Date run: 10/28/09-10/30/09 - # of comics: 2

Synopsis: It's Halloween! Two comics this year.

XXVI. Oops, I Arced - Date run: 11/2/09-11/25/09 - # of comics: 11

Synopsis: Zach decides to run away to see what feral life might be like, and the pets mobilize a search party after him. Grape finds that the search for Zach leads her on the exact same path that Peanut led her in her dream last year, about her visit to the grove. Once again, they find Pete...but he certainly doesn't seem like the nice guy Grape thought!

Thanksgiving Intermission - Date run: 11/27/09 - # of comics: 1

Synopsis: Professor Spot shows us his comprehensive knowledge on origin of Thanksgiving.

XXVII. It's A Wonderful Dog's Life - Date run: 11/30/09-12/25/09 - # of comics: 12
Characters introduced:
-King

Synopsis: It's impossible to write a synopsis without a spoiler here. Joel, the PETA guy who was punched in the face, gets turned into a corgi by Pete. As a result, "King" the corgi is forced to live in Babylon Gardens among the pets for the holidays, learning a thing or two about the other animals.
Epilogue:
• 12/28/09, 1 comic.
• All The King's Men - a set of short stories released gradually throughout Housepets. Currently only one part, put up 3/28/10.

One-offs #9 - Date run: 12/30/09-1/8/10 - # of comics: 5

Synopsis: Christmas adventures of Spot, New years, conspiracies, Tarot readings, and how to name your children.

XXVIII. Ocean's Two - Date run: 1/11/10-2/15/10 - # of comics: 15

Intermission: Spot: 2/3/10, one comic.

Synopsis: Henry Milton's ungrateful relatives still hate the ferrets for the fact they got most of the fortune. When a possible treasure pops-up, the two plot to steal the map...with funny results as things normally go, but with ferrets and wolves!

One-offs #10: Date run: 2/17/10-2/26/10 - # of comics: 5

Synopsis: Creator’s Lament, junk food, Spot’s dayjob, birds and Monty Python, and in house RP rules.

XXIX. Imaginate, Too! - Date run: 3/1/10-4/30/10 - # of comics: 26 (longest arc to date)

Synopsis: Grape and Peanut play pretend again! But this time, Grape secretly invites Max...so Peanut (almost) invites Tarot, who can play pretend a little too well!

One-offs #11 - Date run: 5/3/10-5/7/10 - # of comics: 3

Synopsis: THEY need to make better stuff, physics and vectors, and cartoon identity issues.

XXX. The Present Date run: 5/9/10 -??? # of comics: Arc In Progress
Synopsis: This arc hasn't advanced enough yet for a proper synopsis.

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Characters:
The cast page can be found here. Although it isn't entirely completed, Rick plans to keep working on it. In the meantime, here is a complete list of all characters, from main to minor. The use of the characters, and the true cast page, determines the characters' placements here. So the characters' placements can easily change in the future. For a more in-depth look at some of the characters check the "Character Dossiers" listed in the links section above, though be warned for spoilers.

Main Characters: The comic's stars!

Peanut Butter Sandwich
First Appearance: 6/2/08 Comic: When Boredom Strikes Arc: Imaginate!
Also called: Peanut
-A rather happy go lucky dog who loves to play games of all sorts. He's also a fast reader and creates a comic, The Adventures of Spot. While he can succumb to peer pressure, he's still a very caring person. Yes, he has a crush on Grape, the cat whom he lives with.

In the recent events of the comic, has a new girlfriend: Tarot.

His fur is brown, and he has blue eyes. His collar is red, and his ID tag is shaped like a bone.

Grape Jelly Sandwich
First Appearance: 6/2/08 Comic: When Boredom Strikes Arc: Imaginate!
Also called: Grape
-A snarky cat that is creative, but also very lazy. So rather than coming up with a solution to a problem, she'd rather hit someone with a frying pan and go take a nap. She's generally smarter than most of the neighborhood dogs, and also takes care of Peanut despite the fact that she's younger.

Due to recent events in the comic, Grape now has a boyfriend: Maxwell.

Her fur is purple, and she has yellow eyes. Her collar is also purple, and her ID tag is shaped like a fish.

Major Characters: The other stars of the comic!

Bino
(Pronounced Bine-o. Not Bean-o. It rhymes with dino.)
First Appearance: 6/16/08 Comic: A Mournful Situation Arc: The Game
-A mean, selfish dog that is the co-founder of the neighborhood dog club. For the most part, his time is spent harassing other dogs and attempting to lead the club, or scheming. He actually gets most of his respect through his brother, Fido, since Bino is rather mean himself.

His Fur is brown, and he has a large spot on his back, which is a darker brown. His eyes and collar are green, and his ID tag is a standard diamond shape with a "B" on it.

Fido Bryon
First Appearance: (lines) 9/3/08 Comic: Our Sacred Duty (In person) 9/12/08 Comic: Mmm Foot Flavored Speech Arc: Fido's Return
-In a nutshell, Fido is the perfect dog. He teaches pups how to read and write, is in the local K-9 police unit, and is noble and great all around. He's won multiple track and field competitions and just plain out helps all pets.

...except one thing. His girlfriend is a cat, Sabrina. Illicit interspecies relationship, anyone?

His fur is brown, and his eyes are orange. He is taller than most pets and has a stronger physique. His collar is green, and his ID tag is a standard diamond shape with a "F" on it. In addition, he usually is wearing a pair of round shades, has Spo on his head, and he has a dark brown spot over his right eye.

Maxwell
Also called: Max, Maxie
First Appearance: 8/27/08 Comic: It's a Dog Thing Arc: Fido's Return
-The most annoying cat, ever. He's quite a bit of an ally cat (as evidenced by the bite mark in his ear) and pretty much knows every cat in the neighborhood. He lives with Bino, and often harasses him about the dog's social structure.

His fur is black, and his eyes are a turquoise color. He has a blue collar with a large bell on it. He also has a very large, distinct bite mark out of his right ear.

Tiger Arbelt
First Appearance: 8/18/08 Comic: Yup, He's Over It Arc: One Offs #2
-A dog with quite a few mental and emotional problems, mainly stemming from his unfortunate name. This is why you don't name a dog after a cat!

His fur is beige and has orange eyes. His collar is purple, and he has a standard round ID tag with a "T" on it.


Supporting Cast: What are the main characters without others to interact with?


Fox
First appearance: 6/25/08 Comic: You Cannot Win Arc: The Game
-The smartest dog in the neighborhood, although Bino can rub off on him, thereby lowing his intelligence. He's also good friends with Fido. His fur is grey, and he has blue eyes. He also has pointed ears and wears a bandana around his dark-yellow collar, which sports dog-tags as his ID tag.

Rex
First appearance: 6/25/08 Comic: You Cannot Win Arc: The Game
-A very strong, tall, grey bulldog. His eyes are green, and his collar is red and has spikes. His ID tag is shaped like a skull.

Joey
First appearance: 6/25/08 Comic: You Cannot Win Arc: The Game
-A runt-of-the-litter dog who is brothers with Fido and Bino. With brothers like that, he's usually out of the spotlight and ignored, but don't worry...
He can cope...
He is also quite a role-player, and does the activity often. His fur is brown, and he has a large spot down his back, and one over his left eye. His collar is green, and he has a standard diamond ID tag with a "J" on it.

Squeak
First Mentioned: 8/1/08 Comic: Anise is Like Catnip But For Dogs Arc: Cat Tail
First Appearance: 12/25/08 Comic: Housepets Christmas Edition Arc: Housepets Christmas
-A mouse who is Joey's...friend, we shall say. She is grey.

Sasha
First Appearance: 9/8/08 Comic: She's Not the Best One to Ask Arc: Fido's Return
-A somewhat spacey dog who is Bino's on-and-off again girlfriend. Her fur is white and brown, and she has pink eyes. Her collar is also pink, and her ID tag is shaped like a heart. She tries to go after Fido, not knowing that he is taken by Sabrina.

Daisy
First Appearance: 9/15/08 Comic: Shut Up We're Trying to Praise You Arc: Fido's Return
-A dog that seems to be a few dog biscuits short of a meal, her only line thus far has been, "HI I'M DAISY!" as reminiscent of Princess Daisy. Her fur is black, and she has yellow eyes and a yellow collar, which sports a flower as an ID tag.

Fiddler
First Appearance: 12/31/08 Comic: Night at the Ritz Arc: The Yarn Ball
-A cat who can play the violin. Fiddler's fur is brown and white and eyes are grey. Fiddler's collar is also grey, and sports a small violin and an ID tag.

Keys
First Appearance: 12/31/08 Comic: Night at the Ritz Arc: The Yarn Ball
-A cat who can play the piano. Key's fur is black and eyes are grey. Key's collar is white, and sports a mini-keyboard as an ID tag.

Jasper
First Appearance: 12/29/08 Comic: Housepets Now With More Cats Arc: The Yarn Ball
-A silent cat who only speaks in T.V. clichés when he does talk. His fur is dark blue, and his eyes are yellow. His collar is turquoise and his tag is a giant "J" shape.

Jinx
Only Appearance: 8/24/09 Comic: My Love it has Three Corners Arc: N-ple Date
-Jerry is to Tom as Jinx is to Jasper. This mouse is brown, and usually seen harming Jasper. He currently has but a single appearance.

Mr. Bigglesworth (10+)
First Appearance: 12/29/08 Comic: Housepets Now With More Cats Arc: The Yarn Ball
-A bunch of cats who are all Siamese mixes with the same name (even the girls). Their fur is colored the same, as a white and brown, and their eyes are a bluish-grey (or just a grey) and pretty much look all the same, allowing them to confuse others, and sometimes even themselves. Their collars are brown, and their ID tags are shaped like a giant "B".

Sabrina
First Appearance: 9/26/08 Comic: Goodnight Everybody
-This quiet cat dislikes harming others. Her fur is black, and her eyes are yellow. Her collar is yellow and sports an Egyptian ankh as an ID tag.

Spo
First Lines: 2/16/09 Comic: OHH DISS First Appearance: 2/20/09 Comic: Compensation Arc: A Mouse Named "Spo"
-A very small mouse. He's a loudmouth runt who befriended Fido. He's grey, and is usually seen riding on Fido's head.

Marvin Arbelt
First Appearance: 8/18/08 Comic: Yup, He's Over It Arc: One Offs #2
-Tiger's cat sibling. He usually is about to help Tiger, but also hangs out with the other cats. His fur is orange, and his eyes are purple. His collar is purple as well, and his ID tag is a standard round shape with a "M" on it.

Zach Arbelt
First Appearance: 12/25/08 Comic: Housepets Christmas Edition Arc: Housepets Christmas
-Tiger's bunny sibling, who was adopted on Christmas. He's rather scared of Tiger. His fur is gray (accented by a very light purple), and his eyes are a light-green. His collar is purple, and his ID tag is a standard round shape with a "Z" on it.

The Milton Ferrets
First appearance(s): 7/20/09 Comic: Meanwhile Back In Babylon Arc: Money Sharks
An eccentric cast of ferrets whom gained a massive amount of money through their "father's" will, after he died. They reside in a huge estate in Babylon Gardens.

Note: For many of their fur colors, I can not tell what they are, because I do not know what these colors are called. Help will be appreciated.

Simon: His eyes are light green and his collar is darkish blue.

Lana: The only female in the Milton Ferrets, she wears a pink collar and has yellow eyes.

Duke: His eyes are gray and his collar is light blue.

Keene: His fur is brown while his face is whitish with a brown "mask". His eyes are light blue, and his collar is red.

Rock: His eyes are orange, and his collar is light green.

Pit: An albino ferret, his fur and collar are white while his eyes are light pink.

All of the ferrets have a red rectangle for their ID tag.

Tarot
First Appearance: 8/28/09 Comic: But Happiness Is Not Dramatic Arc: n-ple Date
-Somewhat of a psychic that communicates with spirits, she's a Pomeranian with golden colored fur and yellow colored eyes; when she communicates with spirits, her eyes turn a glowing green. She has a light green collar that sports an "Eye of Ra" as an ID tag.

King
First Appearance: 12/2/09 Comic: An Undigested Bit of Beef Arc: It's A Wonderful Dog's Life
-An extremely sarcastic dog with a bad outlook on life, this corgi would rather be treated as a human, but much to his dismay, is now a pet, and most definitely doesn't like it. His fur is light brown with a white belly, and two white spots over his eyes. His entire back is a dark brown. His collar is black and white, with a chess piece (a king, of course) as his tag.
Actual First Appearance: 4/27/09 Comic: No Joke Today, Just Violence Arc: A Sinister Shadow
-King was originally Joel, a PETA worker. He was turned into a Welsh Corgi by Pete, the magical griffin, as to stop Joel's cycle of displaced anger towards pets. Strangely, Joel still feels compassion toward pets, and wishes to help those pets in need. Too bad he didn't do his research for PETA!



Minor Characters: Various one shot or less seen characters that we may or may not see again. The arc that the character appears in is named (if the character is arc specific), then the minor character. If not arc specific, then the character is named, then his or her appearances.

Arc Specific Characters:

-Mouse Mouse Revolution: Karl Lenin Faust (Mouse)
-The Zoo: Shardul (Bengal Tiger), Tarmac and Gambit (river otters) Karishad camo and Silverbolt. (Foxes); Other nameless animals: The wolves, kangaroos, gorillas, dolphins, birds, snake.
-Down at The Farm: Rufus (farm dog); The Horses: Made of Win, Action Replay, Money for Nothing; The Barn Cats
-Housepets Christmas: Fox's cousin
-n-ple Date: Girlfriend cat

Non-arc specific characters:

- Pete (Mythical Griffin) [The Grove; Oops, I Arced; It's a Wonderful Dog's Life]
- Wild Raccoons [The Raccoons; Oops, I arced]
- Joey's Creepy friends [Various comics]
- Pap the pup [one-off]
- The TV [Various comics]
- K-9 Unit: Kevin, Sgt. Ralph, and other K-9 dogs [Sinister Shadow; Various comics]
- The Wolf Pack: Miles, Lucretia, Daryl, Miles' cubs [The Visitor; Various comics]
- Pridelands characters

Human Characters: Well, they are pets. Here are their...er, parents. Minor humans are not mentioned.

-Earl (Mr.) Sandwich: Peanut and Grape's dad. He works as an auto mechanic. He's got a large, full beard.
-Mrs. Sandwich: Peanut and Grape's mom.
-Jeff: Bino and Maxwell's dad.
-Bill: Fox's dad. He works in the local police force, has a ridiculous chin, and a motorcycle. He's usually seen in a bike helmet.
-Ryan Bryon: Fido's dad. He's an R&D expert for a software firm and likes to play D&D in his spare time.
-Jerry Arbelt: Tiger, Marvin, and Zach's dad.
-Joel: PETA guy who was punched in the FACE. He stars in two arcs.
-The ungrateful relatives: Celia and Thomas
Currently Nameless parents: Daisy's mom, Sasha's dad, Rex's dad.
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Housepets! Universe Facts:
Building a world is built just like anything else: a step at a time. While the world of Housepets is quite similar to ours, it does have its own quirks and ways that it works. The facts listed here can either be reasonably be deducted from the comic, or confirmed by Rick, or a mix of both. Sources are cited. If there is some reasonable speculation, it will be added with a “speculation” tab. Speculation comes from myself, and other forum members. *Note that links to the comics can easily contain spoilers, so be careful.*

[1] is a link to a forum post by Rick.
[2] is a link to one of the comics.

Q: How long do the pets live?
A: “Pets live twice as long as usual.” [1]

Speculation: Pet’s lifespans are probably greatly increased do to the fact that they can talk. This means that they can tell their owners when they feel bad, or call for help when they get hurt.

Q: How tall are the pets?
A: Their sizes vary, but most seem to come up to the waist of a 6’ tall human. [1] Fido and Rex are taller, and the ferrets are shorter than other pets.

However, feral animals are much larger, and are about the same height as most humans, as seen in this comic[2]. But more common feral animals, such as wolves, are a bit smaller, coming up to the neckline of a human, like in this comic[2].

Rick also implies that some animals can be as big as normal. [1]

Speculation: So about 3’ tall or so is average for domestic animals and small animals. That’s about 91.5 cm for those who don’t live in the U.S. and use our weird measurement system. Or you can just imagine the height of a small child. That’s about right. For ferals, double that.

Q: Which animals are sentient? Bipedal?
A: All mammals, reptiles, birds and large fish (like sharks or dolphins) are sentient, but only pawed mammals are bipedal. [1] So deer, cows, horses and the like would be sentient but not bipedal. Note that sentience doesn’t mean intelligence. [2]

Q: Are the pets genetic mutations?
A: No. They are natural to the world. [1]

Speculation: In addition, domestication occurred in similar ways. [1]

Q: What animals can be owned as pets?
A: So far, it seems anything domesticated in the real world.
So it would be a bad idea to try to adopt a bear. Even if it can talk, it doesn’t mean it enjoys the company of humans, or even pets for that matter. [1] Despite that fact, it seems any animal can become a pet if they pass the G.O.E. mentioned in this comic[2].

Q: Uh, so then, what about the animals at the zoo?
A: It’s like a compulsory job. [1]

Q: Do the pets see in color?
A: Yes, though not as well as humans. [1]

Q: What are the pet’s dietary habits?
A: They’re Obligate Carnivores, as they are in real life. This means they primarily eat meat, and can eat plant material, mainly for cleaning out their digestive system and some nutrients that they can’t get otherwise. Or because it’s tasty. [1]

Q: Shouldn’t Grape be dead then?
A: WHAT?!?! Where did this question come from? Why would Grape…oh, you mean because of this comic.[2]

Truth be told, Theobromine Poisoning effects dogs AND cats in the real world; cats are even more susceptible than dogs. However, cats usually don’t eat chocolate on their own conviction, which is why you don’t hear about it as much.

Theorbromine Poisoning is often called “Chocolate Poisoning,” for those who are too lazy to look.

However, Theobromine is often found in another common substance that we consume, known as caffeine. So Grape should have dropped dead after eating chocolate covered espresso coffee beans! Yikes!

The cause of the poisoning is pretty much your standard overdose. Some animals simply can’t process the alkaloid as efficiently as humans, and when it builds up in their systems, it poisons them. But they can process it is small amounts.

So while a cup of coffee would be as deadly as chocolate, things like tea are fine because it contains very low amounts of the substance. Which explains why Peanut could be drinking it in this comic.[2]

Speculation: In fact, Peanut could probably get away with eating white chocolate because it contains far less Theobromine than milk chocolate. Baker’s chocolate however, is the most deadly. Stay away from chocolate cake, Peanut!

Speculation: So we can assume the author didn’t do the research or that cats are immune to Theobromine Poisoning. Possibly both, in this case. :p

Q: Do pets have legal rights?
A: The answer seems to be somewhat; they probably aren’t as strong as human’s rights, anyway. We don’t know much about this now, but we will likely encounter this in the comic later. We do know that they are being fought for, do to the sinister shadow arc, and this comic.[2] (look closely at what Bino says in panel two.)
-“It depends on the state.” [1]
-Pets can testify in court, but only if they have humans or several other pets back them up. [1]
-Pets can’t choose the family they get adopted by. [1]
-Feral and stray animals have no legal rights. [1]
-There are loopholes the size of a refrigerator as far as pet legal rights go, which can even allow ferals to live human lives. [2]
-Pets can receive inheritance. [2]

Q: Do pets go to school?
A: We don’t know. But we do know obedience school is like boot camp. [1]
-For any feral animal that wants to be a pet and be adopted, they must pass the G.O.E. (General Obedience Exam) [2]

Speculation: Yes, although we don’t know what pet school entails.
-Pets can be picked up for truancy if they aren’t wearing their collar. [1]
-Pap the pup, in this comic[2], isn’t wearing a collar. Maybe he hasn’t completed school yet?

Q: What are the roles of animal shelters? Pet Stores?
A: “Shelters are more like orphanages. Pet stores usually buy animals bred for the purpose of selling as pets.” [1]

Q: What are pet relationships like?
A: “They're just like regular animals. Only difference is that they can talk and reason, and therefore somewhat mirror human standards in their relationships.” [1] Mind, the key word in there, is “œsomewhat,” as Grape and Max observe in this comic.[2]


Some commentary...
Q: How seriously should I take this comic?
A: I advise you to read this trope and look at this comic (read the alt-text too) and draw your own conclusions. Go ahead and ask questions, as everyone gets curious, but try not to over-analyze. I've experienced (many times, and probably will continue to in the future) that over-analyzing gets you nowhere. I do have to admit that over-analyzing can be fun though...

Q: Where did you get the information for these questions?
A: From the forums, as evidenced by most of the citation links. If you have a question, just ask it! Rick is in the forums, and he does answer questions. Use a pre-existing question thread to ask questions; if it has gotten very, very cluttered (or derailed to the point where there are no survivors from the ensuing train wreck) then you can make a new one. BE AWARE, there are currently 4-5 that are active.

Q: Rick ignored my question! Why?
A: I’m sure there’s a good reason.

Speculation: Maybe he hasn’t seen it, doesn’t have an answer right away and forgets about it, or, wants to reveal it later in the comic. Or, perhaps, he doesn’t even have an answer to give yet. (Like I said: building a world goes one step at a time.) That’s right, take ignored questions as a good sign instead of a bad one. You should also keep in mind that not every question has one solution (so the answers we do have can change), or that the solution is always directly mirrored from the real world. Alternatively, if you’re the pessimistic type, it’s because forums hate you.




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Odd Comics:
This list of comics that are the “different” one-off strips; such as the one’s that mark holidays, and guest comics, etc.

Holidays
Thanksgiving 2008
Halloween 2008
Christmas 2008
New Years 2008
Valentines 2009 Bigger and higher res for printing
Halloween 2009: [1] [2]
Thanksgiving 2009
Christmas 2009
New Years 2009
Valentines 2010 Bigger and higher res for printing

Concept comics and art
The first original comics can be found on the about page.

Character Sketches
Intro Comic
The First Concept Comic
A 1 Page, 16 Panel Concept Comic (done for an English class)

The style change: Concept art for the style change can be seen at Rick’s DA. #1 #2 #3 #4
The style change began with the ZAP! arc and continued through the Fall of the Pridelands arc. You can see fans' opinon of the style change in this humorously titled thread and in the comments of the comics in the mentioned arcs.

Housepets Style commissions:
Set #1
Set #2

Filler/Guest comics
Found on the bonuses page. Most of these also have alt-text, too! Just hover your mouse over the resized strips. I’d link them here, but it honestly just looks far better on the Bonuses page. The comics on the bonuses page have been used while the comic was on break. The following are unused guest strips, or other fan made comics.

Kurui:
Blue Screen of Death

Kyderra:
Games
Spot!

SliceofDog:
Did you hear something?

Abrr2000:
King Gets a bath! [1] [2]

The Catnip Arc: Rick has pulled one strip from the main comic because he felt it was far too non-canon and broke his own self imposed PG rating. You can see the strip here, see the fans’ reactions here and Rick’s explanation of the whole thing here.




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Derivative Works:
Fanart, fanfics, reviews and more! If you find fan art or anything else that isn’t seen here, then PM me with a link. Keep in mind, only Housepets rating appropriate fan art will be linked!

Reviews and Interviews:

The Villain’s Corner Interview (Direct link, warning, there are some spoilers, although they pertain to the year 2009 and you are given fair warning beforehand)

ACTFurOnAir Interview (WARNING! This podcast contains and occasionally discusses and jokes about mature themes. Listen at your own discretion.)

Review by Coyote Trax

Review by the Webcomicritic (a.k.a. AC drawings on this forum)

Fan Art:

Fan art is posted on the bonuses page, but not all of it can go there so I’ll link the rest of it here. All fanart is linked, regardless of quality. However, it must be rated PG-13 or lower, in accordance with the forum rules. Fanart must be colored/inked for it to be in the general fanart section. Otherwise, it will go in the sketches section.

Bonuses page Fanart:
a.k.a. some of the first fanart to arrive, and is up on the bonuses page.

Pridelands Game By Kaiseto
Pet Job By Sweet J
Peanut Headshot By JakJak
Broom Attack By Straine
Grape Jelly By Icarus
Main Character Drawings By Callribustry

General Fanart:
Houspets related art produced by others people's imaginating.

Chochi:
Housepets Coffee Break Fanart

Kaiseto:
A cat and dog

Felt Peanut and Grape by MsTerious [1] [2] [3]

Keeshah:
Up Holding the Law

Two_twig: (Reigning supreme with his massive amount of fanarts)
Nip. Nip. And Sinder’s short story follow up
Just a Stroll
Convenient Affection While I Plot
How Delightfully Rich
Shades of Pink and Purple (Illustration for Sinder’s Fanfic: Star Crossed)
Griffin’s Flight
Pain Between the Lines (the drawing came shortly after this comic) And Sinder’s short story follow up
Cat Got Your Tounge?
At The Movies
Handy Dandy Collars
I’m Saying Wait a While (illustration for Sinder’s fanfic, Auld Lang Syne)
Tying the Knot
Catnapping
Good,Tundra and Distant, Oh. (illustrations for his fanfic)
Housepets...Two_Twig Style

Kuraggo:
Peanut headshot
Gaming: Peanut and Grape

IsaacWolf:
Housepets Fanart by…Peanut?

I'm a terrible person:
Timing

Roc_Wulf:
Chasin' Tail

Ultimate-Destroyer:
Grape and Peanut

Venicethehedgehog:
OMG Daisy

Kyderra:
Please?
Peanut Test!

Kiwaku:
King Cheeky
King Steamed
King Sleeping

MrPochan:
Housepets Fanart, commisioned by james319
More Housepets fanart, once again commissioned by james319

NickCole:
Maxwell (with some coloring help from RaptorAnton)
Peanut Headshot

Ndigit:
Sound of Meowzik

Esquire Fox:
King of Hearts
Lassie in Housepets!
Practice Kings

ChewyChewy:
Juliet…?

Hopper200456:
Grape Laying Down

Ulth001:
King


Fan Sketches:
Quick drawings or drawing practice using Houspets.

Anonymous_Pyro:
Peanut in a Coat
Random Cat

AC Drawings, the WebcomiCritic:
Character interviews

No Space:
Three Peanuts and a Fox
Crashing on the Couch
Pregnant Grape Sketch
Merry Christmas

Cowlinator (Toboe):
Housepets Sketches

Tomfox:
About Marvel

Kampidh:
Let the Cat Sleep!
Peanut/Grape Copic

DarkSideOfTheSun13:
Sketches

NickCole:
Doodles
Sandwich
Fox
Max
Peanut

Zei33:
Kisswhat? (part of an art meme)

Hopper:
Max Sketch
Not this crazy…really!

Abrr2000:
Fetch!
King’s Bad Dream

Bixlow:
Tarot


"Edit" Fanart:
Fanart that take's Rick's original work and modifies it in some way. Note that some of these are a result of weird, in-context, forumite jokes.

Two_Twig:
Walkin On Sunshine (trace) Colored Version

Alex:
Sad Peanut collage
Happy Peanut collage
Alex (PF:RP character)
Comic Edit

Tuariel:
"Dancing" .gif animation

Game Cobra:
"Raspberry"
Fan Ban
Contest

Dissension:
Housepets: Revisited [1] [2]

Tails++:
Various Grape Re-colorings (See below in "other" section)

Mathgrant:
Tribute!
BAN
Zelda

Sinder:
Flamewar

Dylan:
Screen Time

Kyderra:
Best seen at the beginning of April

Fanfics and Other Writings:
A picture may be worth a thousand words, but a thousand words are be just as impressive.

Fan Fiction:
If you want your fanfic linked here:
-It must be mostly free of mechanics errors: formatting, spelling, grammar etc.
-It must be fairly well written, or just very entertaining
-It must be enjoyed by others who read it (i.e. people comment saying they liked it)
-It must be rated PG-13 or lower

Sinder’s Fanfics:
Star Crossed
A story speculating what could have happened at the ridiculous cliffhanger the end of the “Down at the Farm” arc.
Auld Lang Syne
A story speculating what happened at the Yarn Ball.

The_Brawler’s Fanfics:
The story of Fiddler and Keys
A story speculating Fiddler and Key’s past.
Taking Care of Business
Fido's on the job.
Matches
Sasha, the morning after Christmas.

Grape’s Past By Alex
A story speculating, uh, Grape’s Past.

Wet Blanket By GameCobra
A story speculating how Max prepares for his date with Grape.


Dayshaun - Memories of the Mother By Dean
Dean wrote:
Time stops and moments fade yet our memories remain crystal and more solid than it's time of birth. They weigh within us. And as more events take place, we begin to pain as we long for their return.

Go read it. Now.


Symphony in Periwinkle By Two Twig
An unofficial sequel to Sinder's "Star Crossed" story.

How Long By Caesalson
A Peanut and Grape fanfic.

Cat and Mouse (Tentative title) By MC_Hollis

A Whole New World By Neko
A boy is going along his normal day, until his brother, for fun, tries out a spell from a magic book, just to see if it works...and our hero is quickly sent to the Housepets universe where he runs into Pete and other Housepets characters.

Other Writings:

A poem By GameCobra inspired by this comic.

Roleplaying:
Coping how Joey does. What? It's fun.

Pet Friendly: Richardson Valley
So what would happen in a different pet friendly neighborhood? Different pets, played by the forum members here, interact and build stories with quite a cast of characters, ranging from tame silver foxes, a thieving domestic raccoon, and many, many others.
Out of Character Thread (start here)
In Character Thread: Richardson Valley (The actual story/RP’ing)

As this RP grew, we had to create a new neighborhood to accommodate everyone!

In Character Thread: Radiant Gardens

Other:
Things so interesting they don't fit elsewhere.

Tails++
Simple Peanut Animator
How to re-color Grape
An actual, simple, Pridelands game

Mathgrant
A Housepets puzzle
Seek and Spell

Kyderra
Housepets Firefox theme (Persona)

...And that's everything! If you have any suggestions, I'd be happy to hear them. I hope this was helpful.
-Buck


A shout out to Ebly, and to everyone in the IRC and PF:RV. You know who you are, and you guys are awesome!

Changelog:
8/10/09: Added new arc, "n-ple Date." Improved Odd comics section by adding more info about the style change, under "concept art." Various spelling fixes and stylistic improvements. I promise I'll work on the Fan art section soon.
8/15/09: Changed Fan Art section to "Derivative Works," and added said section. Go check that out! Finished the Character section. Added more detailed "First Appearances" for everyone, and added some extra description here and there for the human cast.
8/25/09: Added more synopsis to "n-ple date." Changed Jasper's description based on the new comic. Added Jinx as a supporting character. Changed names for Twig's fanart, added annon's fanart, and added the reviews and interviews. Added an extra quip to the pet relationship question in the facts section. Currently debating what to do for the stats section...
Part 2: Added Alex's Peanut Butter collages.
8/30/09: Added the "links" section and the "stats" section. Added Tarot as a supporting character. Added yet another twig fanart, "At the movies." Attempted to add Dissension's comics (HP Revisited) but the pictures refused to load.
9/2/09: Improved Tarot's description. Moved the Milton Ferrets to the supporting cast, and added some description; I require help with their colors. Added Tails' animator, added The Brawler's fanfic to the derivative works section. And yet another two_twig fanart, the one with the collars. You know how much work you're causing me?!?!? Oh, and the pic that sinder found, by IsaacWolf.
9/4/09: Finished the arc for "n-ple" date. Added twig's latest pic, another illustration for Sinder's fanfic 'bout the Yarn Ball. Eliminated the stats section.
9/24/09: Time for a bit of housecleaning...added the two sets of one offs and "Uncanny Adventures of Spot" to the arc list. Added spoiler text (thanks Ebly for providing the "invisible" forum color) for small parts of the char descriptions and rearranged and added some of the minor characters. Will work on adding more of the fanarts in a bit, at which point I'll bump the topic again...
10/1/09: All caught up. Added in the newest story arc, removed all character spoilers, and added new fanart, as well as better organized the fan art section. Added a bit more to universe facts regarding the question about size.
10/12/09: Added a ton of "edit" fanart. Added some more stuff regarding education and legal status in the facts section. Improved synopsis a bit for latest arc. Added a link for Tails' "How to re-color Grape" thing. Very cool.
10/29/09: Blah blah blah I've been doing quite a bit of percussive maintenance so that I don't have a ton to update at once. If you're keeping track, check the arc list, facts, and fan art. I've added a couple of things here and there. I'll add the wolves to the chars list when a get another chance.
11/19/09: GAH! I updated the thread but not the changelog! Either way, I've been doing periodic updates. Things should be fully up to date now; Twig's links are fixed, added that puzzle, and added in the wolves to the char section, and fixed the fact that Zach's fur is gray with slight purple, not pink (shakes fist).
11/20/09: Various minor edits. NOTHING TO SEE HERE.
11/22/09: Added ACTFur interview. Haven't listened to it yet, so I have absolutely no idea of its content, but given ACTfur's track record...um, I should warn of mature themes. Lemme fix that. Anyway, Rick gets interviewed this episode, so it's in. I also decided to split the contents of the info thread for easier navigating.
12/5/09: Added a bit more organization for the minor chars bit. Added new arc, It's a wonderful dogs life, and added more fanart. Also added the spoiler text, and a small bit of commentary to the Universe facts section.
12/22/09: Removed a broken fanart link, added guidelines to getting your fic added, added Dean’s fic, added more to wonderful dog’s life synopsis, added more fanart, a tad bit about Rick, and other minor edits.
1/1/10: Added all missing fics (Brawler, Twig and Ces), added links for the avatars, wallpapers, and sig threads, added new arc for this week's one offs, and added a bit more to the translation links.
2/14/10: Added the latest arc, Ocean’s Two, and added synopsizes for the One Offs. Added valentine’s day to the special one offs section. Added the Housepets style commissions to concept and art section. Added a TON of fanart. Twiggy’s, NickCole’s, Ndigit’s awesome one, Mathgrant’s edits, and any other art I’ve forgotten to mention. Added Brawler’s Matches fanfic, as well as MC_Hollis’ fic. Let’s see…added Mathgrant’s Seek and spell puzzle. I will never let it stack like this EVER AGAIN
2/16/10: Updated the Ocean's Two arc, added the intermission in for that arc, and added Kyderra's firefox theme to to derivative works section.
4/27/10: Ohly crap it’s been a long time. Far too long. Thank you Ebly for helping out a bit. Okay, first post brought up to date: Ebly got the latest arc added (Imaginate, too!) and I added the last batch of one offs. Other than that, I added a few things here and there to the first post. For the universe facts, I added…maybe one thing? And fixed all the symbols as well. I also killed all the broken links in the fanart section, and fixed a couple of broken ones I could find. And then WHY DID THAT TAKE SO LONG I added all the new fanart I could find. Fanfiction? Don’t even ask me to do that right now. I’ll update that later…for now, enjoy an updated info thread.

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Oh wow, this must've taken a lot of time... but it was worth it, thanks a lot for this :D.

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Ah, now that my fans are doing all the work, I don't have to do anything!

But seriously, something like this would probably be better than having three separate pages for cast + about + bonuses, although I woudn't go as far as this thread in some cases . . .

Tiger's last name is Arbelt by the way, also who is Silverbolt?

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I suppose I could have looked that up *Giggles* Well he's not a cameo

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15" screen+no image resizing= A very sad Buck who can't see the entire forum page at once.
Also fixed Tiger's last name. It's always names that get me. Also fixed wording so that it doesn't sound like Silverbolt has a camo.

Edit: @ Ebly: Way ahead of ya!

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rickgriffin wrote:
Tiger's last name is Arbelt

Shoot, this is true. I didn't notice that.
Buck, you might also want to fix the other Alberts to Arbelts, too.

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thank you a lot for this precious ABC of Housepets! You did a great job!

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Whoowhoo! I added the fan art section (now named something else to fit the massive amount and variety of fanstuffs coming in), so go take a look!

(This post might also be called a bump...heheh)

Also, if you are the artist and wish to name your drawings (or whatever is linked) just PM me, and I'll change it to your liking. (Two_Twig, I'm a-looking at you. Who names all their drawings "Meh?" I came up with some names, but surely you can do better!)

Oh yeah, and if you don't like your fan art or anything else being linked, just tell me, and I'll fix that.

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Nice update!

and yes, i really need to finish that Fanfic when i get the time. >.> *gets to writing*

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Buckdida wrote:
Who names all their drawings "Meh?"

/raises hand

Well no, that's a lie. My name are more like onomatopoeia.

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Ya know, I've been wondering, how do you know how to pronounce Bino? Did Rick mention that somewhere? Since I've always pronounced it Bean-o instead of Bine-o, and I kinda prefer pronouncing it Bean-o. Just askin'

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Who names all their drawings "Meh?"

I name them all Meh (followed by chronicled number) because after I draw each one I'll usually just look at it and say "meh". Its more of a true to life method if you ask me. Also sometimes, though rarely, I fix up one or two of my pictures and delete the old versions off my photobucket account so you need to update two in particular (Sorry, I'm just really picky about how I draw), just the "Grape and Pete" and "Grape and Peanut sandwich" pictures.

-By the way, if you're annoyed by the names I'll change them if you want.

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Ya know, I've been wondering, how do you know how to pronounce Bino? Did Rick mention that somewhere? Since I've always pronounced it Bean-o instead of Bine-o, and I kinda prefer pronouncing it Bean-o. Just askin'


That's in an interview, which will be linked sometime soon. I think you can find it if you poke around on the forums, but be aware that it's about an hour long, hosted on bad servers and contains spoilers (and a rather major one for the Christmas arc, I do believe). I always pronounced it Bine-o, but I also suck and grammar and spelling.

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Who names all their drawings "Meh?"

I name them all Meh (followed by chronicled number) because after I draw each one I'll usually just look at it and say "meh". Its more of a true to life method if you ask me. Also sometimes, though rarely, I fix up one or two of my pictures and delete the old versions off my photobucket account so you need to update two in particular (Sorry, I'm just really picky about how I draw), just the "Grape and Pete" and "Grape and Peanut sandwich" pictures.

-By the way, if you're annoyed by the names I'll change them if you want.


Not annoyed, in fact, if you want to have me change all the drawing's names back to "meh," I will do so, because they aren't my drawings, their yours, and I will respect the artist's wishes. I just thought that they were too good to be given names like "meh," because they certainly don't look meh to me, or to the others here! (Also, got your PM, will change names soon)

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Ya know, I've been wondering, how do you know how to pronounce Bino? Did Rick mention that somewhere? Since I've always pronounced it Bean-o instead of Bine-o, and I kinda prefer pronouncing it Bean-o. Just askin'


That's in an interview, which will be linked sometime soon. I think you can find it if you poke around on the forums, but be aware that it's about an hour long, hosted on bad servers and contains spoilers (and a rather major one for the Christmas arc, I do believe). I always pronounced it Bine-o, but I also suck and grammar and spelling.


I used to pronounce it Red Bino, but now I know it's by-no, bine-o, brine-glo, whatever. |:

Long link.

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...if you want to have me change all the drawing's names back to "meh," I will do so...
HEAVENS NO, not after all that effort I put into renaming them :shock: .
Just kidding, renaming them isn't that hard, and I'm glad you're considerate enough to edit them.

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Ya know, I've been wondering, how do you know how to pronounce Bino? Did Rick mention that somewhere? Since I've always pronounced it Bean-o instead of Bine-o, and I kinda prefer pronouncing it Bean-o. Just askin'


Bino rhymes with dino, short for dinosaur... That's the opening line to the (Almost Semi-) Official Housepets! Rap, in case you're curious.

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bump

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Ya know, I've been wondering, how do you know how to pronounce Bino? Did Rick mention that somewhere? Since I've always pronounced it Bean-o instead of Bine-o, and I kinda prefer pronouncing it Bean-o. Just askin'


Bino rhymes with dino, short for dinosaur... That's the opening line to the (Almost Semi-) Official Housepets! Rap, in case you're curious.

Interestingly enough, I pronounce dino as dean-o.



OP is dead. |:
But no really just be patient. Buck has to make sure he got all the words spelled correctly first. :|

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Now, you see, there's this wonderful thing called "school" which just happened to start back up. It's only been a week, and I work on it occasionally, so be patient. I don't have an update schedule, but I can assure you I'll add to it soon. I did follow up with adding the fan art section, didn't I?

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Bino rhymes with dino, short for dinosaur... That's the opening line to the (Almost Semi-) Official Housepets! Rap, in case you're curious.

Official Housepets! rap?

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Official Housepets! rap?

no

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Official Housepets! rap?

no

Thanks for explaining what he meant by that.

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Ha, there's another update. Check the changelog. Would you believe that took two hours? It's not that easy to pump out an update. Forum formatting is fuuuuuuuun.

Anyway, the stats section. What to use it for? Basically, I think that both serious (like current total # of comics) and silly (like who Grape's biggest fan is) will both be in there (distinctly separated, of course) kinda an "odds and ends" section containing not only random numbers, but various inside forum jokes, list of references, etc.

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hehe, I always look forward to these updates, and I also see those new names too! Thanks again :D
Sorry I didn't warn about the "Cat Got Your Tongue?" picture, I couldn't actually fit the one original piece on Photobucket, so I had to break it up... :?

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like who Grape's biggest fan is

Hm? Who is?

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like who Grape's biggest fan is

Hm? Who is?

If you really were, you'd have her as your avatar.

@Buckdida- You could put up something like "Who was rooting for what couple" in the "silly" stats section? You know, this arc will end and we'll know our answer, but you can add in the description something like "During the n-ple date arc" or something. The stats will be "Who wanted Peanut/Grape", "Who was neutral?" and "Who wanted Max/Grape". This popped my mind while I was reading through the "current comic" thread. I don't know, just an idea............

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Alex wrote:
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like who Grape's biggest fan is

Hm? Who is?

If you really were, you'd have her as your avatar.

Do I really give off the impression that I want to be her biggest fan?

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I now declare this to be "Finished." Finally!

The section that can use the biggest improvements is the stat section, probably, but it's honestly more of a sandbox section...

I kinda added the "Links" section randomly, so if you have any idea for improvements there, let me know.

Right, so working and finishing is through. Now for maintenance; I'll be keeping this thing as up to date as I can. And, of course, if any of you have suggestions to improve this whole thing (or any feedback, really) I'll be happy to hear it.



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Awesome.
Stats is definitely a nice addition.
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*is a hardcore Grape Fan*
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*but is also a hardcore Maxwell fan!*

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Hum de dum...'nother small update. Nothing too big, other than adding a couple of new fanstuffs that have popped up (made by twig, brawler, tails and some other guy that sinder found) and added some more description to Tarot.

The bigger thing I decided to do was move the ferrets to the supporting cast (since it sounds like Rick will use them again from one of the recent alt-texts) but I can't make heads nor tails of some of their fur coloring...I just don't know what to call the colors! So any help there would be appreciated, PM would be preferable.


Sinder...think of the poor people with the 15" monitors and low res views! (a.k.a. I would really, really appreciate it if you took your earlier post with that comic and just linked it...I don't like scrolling back and forth >_<)

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Who Grape's biggest fan is unknown. It would probably be a bad idea to guess because Ebly can get a bit crazy.

I'm sorry buck but i'm secretly unable to read bolded font
what does that say? does it, by any chance, possibly discreetly suggest that i just might be the biggest fan of grape?
just, just out of curiosity here, of course...

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Ebly wrote:
Buckdida wrote:
Who Grape's biggest fan is unknown. It would probably be a bad idea to guess because Ebly can get a bit crazy.

I'm sorry buck but i'm secretly unable to read bolded font
what does that say? does it, by any chance, possibly discreetly suggest that i just might be the biggest fan of grape?
just, just out of curiosity here, of course...

There is a somewhat substantial chance that this just may incriminate you as possibly being Grape's biggest fan.

But what do I know?

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I love you, guys.

Btw, I'm Max' biggest fan. Period.

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Buckdida wrote:
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Buckdida wrote:
Who Grape's biggest fan is unknown. It would probably be a bad idea to guess because Ebly can get a bit crazy.

I'm sorry buck but i'm secretly unable to read bolded font
what does that say? does it, by any chance, possibly discreetly suggest that i just might be the biggest fan of grape?
just, just out of curiosity here, of course...

There is a somewhat substantial chance that this just may incriminate you as possibly being Grape's biggest fan.

But what do I know?

Obviously, nothing, if you imply such a thing! :x

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I love you, guys.

Btw, I'm Max' biggest fan. Period.

Dude, don't bleed on me!

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Sinder blah blah blah

You wuss.

*edit*

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Sinder wrote:
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Sinder blah blah blah

You wuss.

*edit*

LOL WUT
edit? did you, by any chance, make a reference to fff i edited this out because you actually didn't

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