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by dr_eirik
Wed Jun 26, 2019 12:30 pm
Forum: Old Comic Discussion
Topic: 2019/06/26 - So Crazy It Must Be True
Replies: 62
Views: 18011

Re: 2019/06/26 - So Crazy It Must Be True

Yeah, about 9PM sounds right. As to the shadow figure, it seems a bit slim to belong to Cory. Maybe Friday will give us a reveal, and Marion seems to have an invitation to stay. Jessica has a really good heart and cares for the animals that are less fortunate around her. As long as Marion doesn't d...
by dr_eirik
Wed Jun 26, 2019 12:15 pm
Forum: Old Comic Discussion
Topic: 2019/06/26 - So Crazy It Must Be True
Replies: 62
Views: 18011

Re: 2019/06/26 - So Crazy It Must Be True

Maybe someone already mentioned it, but if Marion were to change back with that necklace around his neck, he'd be in some distress. King's collar didn't pose any issues when he changed back . In Housepets! clothing is just kinda over looked when it comes to transformations. Although you are right a...
by dr_eirik
Wed Jun 26, 2019 9:50 am
Forum: Old Comic Discussion
Topic: 2019/06/26 - So Crazy It Must Be True
Replies: 62
Views: 18011

Re: 2019/06/26 - So Crazy It Must Be True

I wonder if this portion of the arc is, either planned or in response to a lot of our speculation, is to take characters off the board as distractions. Here we see Craig and Draig, who most of us assumed were either behind this or would be supremely interested in this situation, basically being show...
by dr_eirik
Tue Jun 25, 2019 12:38 pm
Forum: Old Comic Discussion
Topic: 2019/06/24 - Twilight Zone Twist
Replies: 68
Views: 17251

Re: 2019/06/24 - Twilight Zone Twist

Yeah, I'm curious too. It makes her sound like she was maybe initially born and raised near a tattoo parlor. Or a shop that does all kinds of printing; maybe that's where she got all those fliers? I had assumed it was a story like Truck, who got his name from an unfortunate incident with a truck. I...
by dr_eirik
Tue Jun 25, 2019 12:26 pm
Forum: Old Comic Discussion
Topic: 2019/06/24 - Twilight Zone Twist
Replies: 68
Views: 17251

Re: 2019/06/24 - Twilight Zone Twist

Anyone know where the name Custom Ink comes from? I had thought it was just Ink until recently and I feel like I'm missing something obvious.
by dr_eirik
Tue Jun 25, 2019 11:45 am
Forum: Old Comic Discussion
Topic: 2019/06/24 - Twilight Zone Twist
Replies: 68
Views: 17251

Re: 2019/06/24 - Twilight Zone Twist

If Kari’s basement is as elaborate as I’m expecting it to be then having 30-ish ferals living there would not be that hard to believe. We already have 21 (Including Jess) living in that treehouse so what’s another 9 or 10. I have the odd feeling that, when we see it, the basement is going to look l...
by dr_eirik
Mon Jun 24, 2019 7:11 am
Forum: Old Comic Discussion
Topic: 2019/06/24 - Twilight Zone Twist
Replies: 68
Views: 17251

Re: 2019/06/24 - Twilight Zone Twist

I would seriously love to know what's going on in Marion's head during the first two panels. I feel like he must be feeling awkward being in a treehouse full of ferals and eating pie so causally like it's not a big deal or to be honest, like stepping into the Twilight Zone. Being a squirrel is one ...
by dr_eirik
Mon Jun 24, 2019 12:30 am
Forum: Old Comic Discussion
Topic: 2019/06/24 - Twilight Zone Twist
Replies: 68
Views: 17251

Re: 2019/06/24 - Twilight Zone Twist

Another thought, Jessica is a little hard to read here. She doesn't seem to have a problem with Marion, but isn't exactly delighted to see him. Though if he keeps his tail clean, I doubt she'd throw him out.
by dr_eirik
Mon Jun 24, 2019 12:14 am
Forum: Old Comic Discussion
Topic: 2019/06/24 - Twilight Zone Twist
Replies: 68
Views: 17251

Re: 2019/06/24 - Twilight Zone Twist

Missing necklace is not missing. All that idle speculation ruined! Ruined!!

And Karishad is just being him...
by dr_eirik
Sun Jun 23, 2019 7:02 am
Forum: Old Comic Discussion
Topic: 2019/06/21 - Delivery Pie
Replies: 64
Views: 13424

Re: 2019/06/21 - Delivery Pie

Amazee Dayzee wrote:Now that I have reread that comic for the first time in forever, I can definitely see where you got that from and I agree. :P
I was thinking more like Kings "CENSORED " moment after Binos prank, but that Fido moment works, too.
by dr_eirik
Sat Jun 22, 2019 6:44 pm
Forum: Old Comic Discussion
Topic: 2019/06/21 - Delivery Pie
Replies: 64
Views: 13424

Re: 2019/06/21 - Delivery Pie

... And Kevin tackles him. "Alright, put your hands behind yer back! Yer under arrest for pie theft! Bet there's an empty pie pan in that tree house, Mr Pie-Snatchy Squirrel - and don't give that 'the old lady gave it to us line! We're too smart to fall for that old chestnut!" Sergeant Ralph rolls ...
by dr_eirik
Sat Jun 22, 2019 3:37 pm
Forum: Old Comic Discussion
Topic: 2019/06/21 - Delivery Pie
Replies: 64
Views: 13424

Re: 2019/06/21 - Delivery Pie

[ Lois is with the K-9's, who are searching the woods for Marion. Kevin and Ralph are there, and Kevin has human Marion's scent. ] Kevin: Wait, I think I found something!. [ He holds up the bracelet-necklace. ] Lois: That's one of the friendship bracelets we made a while back. [ She holds up her ha...
by dr_eirik
Sat Jun 22, 2019 10:55 am
Forum: Fan Projects
Topic: Lone Wolf - A Housepets/Dresden Files Crossover
Replies: 55
Views: 23962

Re: Lone Wolf - A Housepets/Dresden Files Crossover

This really is a good story. I'm still amazed how well you handle Butchers style.
by dr_eirik
Fri Jun 21, 2019 12:53 pm
Forum: Old Comic Discussion
Topic: 2019/06/21 - Delivery Pie
Replies: 64
Views: 13424

Re: 2019/06/21 - Delivery Pie

-( One of the more interesting ideas I came up with last night ) Steward may not be using the coin at all; he could be trying to get the countercurse working. If this is the situation, he could be rewriting what he can from memory of the parchment, and trying to activate it over and over again at n...
by dr_eirik
Fri Jun 21, 2019 10:40 am
Forum: Old Comic Discussion
Topic: 2019/06/21 - Delivery Pie
Replies: 64
Views: 13424

Re: 2019/06/21 - Delivery Pie

The comic posted upthread is interesting. I didn't recall king interacting at all with Zach or Jessica that far back. The four at that table would be almost a therapy group for Marion. King for obvious reasons. Bailey is the supportive type, Zach knows about at least some of the magic going ons and ...
by dr_eirik
Fri Jun 21, 2019 12:08 am
Forum: Old Comic Discussion
Topic: 2019/06/21 - Delivery Pie
Replies: 64
Views: 13424

Re: 2019/06/21 - Delivery Pie

I love the running gag. I'm sure Mungo made the exact same comment when he first saw the place.

Also, as usual, Jessica has Falstaffs number. Though that's hardly a surprise since that's been clear for years.
by dr_eirik
Thu Jun 20, 2019 7:24 pm
Forum: Old Comic Discussion
Topic: 2019/06/19 - Pie-racy
Replies: 61
Views: 13297

Re: 2019/06/19 - Pie-racy

It IS interesting that Mrs. MacG communicates with Marion and understands him. We've also learned that she and the raccoons can not only understand each other, their relationship has developed over many encounters (and probably many pies!). So, I'm a little puzzled (a common experience at my age), ...
by dr_eirik
Thu Jun 20, 2019 1:01 pm
Forum: Old Comic Discussion
Topic: 2019/06/19 - Pie-racy
Replies: 61
Views: 13297

Re: This Was Such a Wholesome Strip

Marion lying and saying he's been a squirrel his whole life and presenting himself as helpful to Jessica and company would be a good route to go. He can take his time and build up trust with them so eventually he can tell one or all the truth at the right moment and nothing goes wrong. He can use t...
by dr_eirik
Thu Jun 20, 2019 10:32 am
Forum: Old Comic Discussion
Topic: 2019/06/19 - Pie-racy
Replies: 61
Views: 13297

Re: This Was Such a Wholesome Strip

That is a very possible theory if Marion decides to wait it out in hopes that his family and friends finally notice he is gone and not coming back so he can swoop in a few days and say "Do you believe me now?" Yeah, I’ve just got this feeling that he’s going to decide to keep the info about his for...
by dr_eirik
Wed Jun 19, 2019 10:07 pm
Forum: Old Comic Discussion
Topic: 2019/06/19 - Pie-racy
Replies: 61
Views: 13297

Re: 2019/06/19 - Pie-racy

Once again don't think that Kitsune would do something like this out of malice or because of a stupid game in the case of Joel and King so I can confidently say he probably has nothing to do with it but will get involved somehow. The only way I could see him involved with the transformation is if t...
by dr_eirik
Wed Jun 19, 2019 9:27 pm
Forum: Old Comic Discussion
Topic: 2019/06/19 - Pie-racy
Replies: 61
Views: 13297

Re: 2019/06/19 - Pie-racy

I think we are coming quickly to a point where we are going to see where the pieces are moving. At this point, we dont even know what the game is, so to speak. Is this a plot by Steward? A new kind of trickery from Kitsune? Is the escaped demon behind this? Did Daisy wish on a star and it was horrib...
by dr_eirik
Wed Jun 19, 2019 7:01 pm
Forum: The Comic
Topic: Gratuitous Praise for Rick Griffin!
Replies: 186
Views: 232294

Re: Gratuitous Praise for Rick Griffin!

This might be a bit long, as if that's a surprise to anyone who reads my posts. I'm going to go ahead and credit Rick and this comic for helping me out of a dark time in my life. I've had a rough couple of years. Day after Christmas in 2017, I found out my wife was leaving me after 14 years. A few w...
by dr_eirik
Wed Jun 19, 2019 5:57 pm
Forum: Old Comic Discussion
Topic: 2019/06/19 - Pie-racy
Replies: 61
Views: 13297

Re: This Was Such a Wholesome Strip

Whatever is going to happen is going to happen at Jess's house. Steward is of course the likely next step because Pete and Dragon are practically useless at this point being that they are without magic and probably any knowledge of magic. They remember they had magic but probably not how it works o...
by dr_eirik
Wed Jun 19, 2019 5:25 pm
Forum: The Comic
Topic: Wild Mass Guessing
Replies: 2879
Views: 966893

Re: Wild Mass Guessing

I doubt that Rick is gonna kill off any characters in a dark way since he hasn't done so yet and doesn't seem like the type of author to do that. Besides, can you imagine the backlash he would get if he did go ahead and kill off Marion? I don't think Rick is the type to do dark endings. :mrgreen: I...
by dr_eirik
Wed Jun 19, 2019 3:44 pm
Forum: The Comic
Topic: Things you finally noticed on rereading
Replies: 578
Views: 312107

Re: Things you finally noticed on rereading

I'm not sure if I didn't notice this, but I think my brain has been chewing on it for a while. http://www.housepetscomic.com/wp-content/uploads/2018/12/2019-01-04-trickster-father-figure.png Kix says her owner bought the farm, then clarifies "fur farm". She is also looking significantly at Kitsune a...
by dr_eirik
Wed Jun 19, 2019 3:35 pm
Forum: The Comic
Topic: Wild Mass Guessing
Replies: 2879
Views: 966893

Re: Wild Mass Guessing

Just had a weird idea related to the current Teenage Squirrel story-line, but couldn't think of a better thread to put it in. What if this isn't a transformation, but a body swap? That somewhere in the woods or in the wider world is a female squirrel stuck in a teen boys body who is currently freak...
by dr_eirik
Wed Jun 19, 2019 3:07 pm
Forum: Old Comic Discussion
Topic: 2019/06/19 - Pie-racy
Replies: 61
Views: 13297

Re: This Was Such a Wholesome Strip

Given their horror at the thought of a spinach quiche, I suspect it's a mundane pie type like apple or cherry. She could always use low sugar to be healthy. It makes me wonder if they "stole" the spinach quiche or not. Giving the animals food is one thing but trying to make sure they eat healthy is...
by dr_eirik
Wed Jun 19, 2019 12:16 pm
Forum: Old Comic Discussion
Topic: 2019/06/19 - Pie-racy
Replies: 61
Views: 13297

Re: This Was Such a Wholesome Strip

Oatmeal Raisin are much better than Chocolate Chip. Also, it would be healthier for them and give them much better energy than the desserts. I wonder what pie they just stole?[/quote] Given their horror at the thought of a spinach quiche, I suspect it's a mundane pie type like apple or cherry. She ...
by dr_eirik
Wed Jun 19, 2019 11:04 am
Forum: The Comic
Topic: Wild Mass Guessing
Replies: 2879
Views: 966893

Re: Wild Mass Guessing

Just had a weird idea related to the current Teenage Squirrel story-line, but couldn't think of a better thread to put it in. What if this isn't a transformation, but a body swap? That somewhere in the woods or in the wider world is a female squirrel stuck in a teen boys body who is currently freaki...
by dr_eirik
Wed Jun 19, 2019 9:55 am
Forum: Old Comic Discussion
Topic: 2019/06/19 - Pie-racy
Replies: 61
Views: 13297

Re: 2019/06/19 - Pie-racy

Ale Donkey wrote:Mrs. McGillicuddy's pies bring all the boys to the yard!
NHWestoN wrote:chocolate chip cookies, to be exact!
Could be, or they could be oatmeal raisin.
She wouldn't be that cruel.
by dr_eirik
Wed Jun 19, 2019 6:43 am
Forum: Old Comic Discussion
Topic: 2019/06/19 - Pie-racy
Replies: 61
Views: 13297

Re: 2019/06/19 - Pie-racy

Well that is a bit unexpected. :lol: How very nice of Mrs. McGillicuddy, lot of effort to just feed some animals. Shes feeding their ego as well as their stomachs. :D I do wonder how long Marion was up there. If he waited for the pie to cool, there had to be at least a few mi items he is just reall...
by dr_eirik
Tue Jun 18, 2019 6:29 pm
Forum: Old Comic Discussion
Topic: 2019/06/17 - Pie In The Sky
Replies: 67
Views: 13638

Re: 2019/06/17 - Pie In The Sky

So your grandmother was the great baker and your mother wasn't, or your great-grandmother was the great baker and your grandmother wasn't? :?: My grandmother was a horrid baker but great cook. Others in the family took over the baking as they came of age. My mother never baked much. Good cook, thou...
by dr_eirik
Tue Jun 18, 2019 2:44 pm
Forum: Old Comic Discussion
Topic: 2019/06/17 - Pie In The Sky
Replies: 67
Views: 13638

Re: 2019/06/17 - Pie In The Sky

Maybe Mrs. McGillicuddy is a remarkably inept baker... (yuk!). Reminds me of a story my mother told me. Her mother was a phenomenal cook, I had a chance to confirm that before she passed away. Apparently she was a horrid baker. My mother said as a child, she could never figure out why Santas cookie...
by dr_eirik
Tue Jun 18, 2019 11:00 am
Forum: Old Comic Discussion
Topic: 2019/06/17 - Pie In The Sky
Replies: 67
Views: 13638

Re: 2019/06/17 - Pie In The Sky

It will happen? To my knowledge, Steward has never met King on panel. Peanut's never 'hung out' with Daisy. Sabrina hasn't encountered Truck. The cast is vast. They don't all meet up. The fact that they haven’t met up is because there has been no reason for them to. The fact that of all the people ...
by dr_eirik
Tue Jun 18, 2019 7:43 am
Forum: Old Comic Discussion
Topic: 2019/06/17 - Pie In The Sky
Replies: 67
Views: 13638

Re: 2019/06/17 - Pie In The Sky

It will happen? To my knowledge, Steward has never met King on panel. Peanut's never 'hung out' with Daisy. Sabrina hasn't encountered Truck. The cast is vast. They don't all meet up. While that's true, I get what hes saying. No matter what we see in this arc, even if Marion finds a path to humanit...
by dr_eirik
Mon Jun 17, 2019 3:30 pm
Forum: Old Comic Discussion
Topic: 2019/06/17 - Pie In The Sky
Replies: 67
Views: 13638

Re: 2019/06/17 - Pie In The Sky

NHWestoN wrote:
The pie is not dessert ………. it's ……. BAIT!!! Run, Marion (and don't step in the pie!!)!
He suddenly realized that this was one of Mrs. McGillicudy squirrel meat pies.
by dr_eirik
Mon Jun 17, 2019 2:38 pm
Forum: Old Comic Discussion
Topic: 2019/06/17 - Pie In The Sky
Replies: 67
Views: 13638

Re: 2019/06/17 - Pie In The Sky

The last panel looks awfully like Mrs. McGillicudy shut the window on top of Marion's arm. Then I noticed there's no window pane Now I'm not sure why Marion screamed so loud He was just startled. He didn't expect to see her, or didn't see her until she spoke. And it looks like he's about to fall ou...
by dr_eirik
Mon Jun 17, 2019 1:24 pm
Forum: Old Comic Discussion
Topic: 2019/06/17 - Pie In The Sky
Replies: 67
Views: 13638

Re: 2019/06/17 - Pie In The Sky

Amazee Dayzee wrote:I may be insane, but I'm not a psychopath. I was gonna shove it in the fridge for a hour or two. I go for humiliation, not maiming someone by burning their face off. c:
Just to cover all bases, don't freeze the pie, either. Your targets nose will thank you.
by dr_eirik
Mon Jun 17, 2019 11:46 am
Forum: Old Comic Discussion
Topic: 2019/06/17 - Pie In The Sky
Replies: 67
Views: 13638

Re: 2019/06/17 - Pie In The Sky

Mrs. M: [ She notices Lois' bracelet and points to it. ] And this is such a weird coincidence, my dear, but the darndest thing was that she was wearing a necklace that looked just like that! Lois: [ Does a spit take and sprays Mrs. M with coffee ] Lois: fumbles with phone and shakily holds up the p...
by dr_eirik
Mon Jun 17, 2019 9:32 am
Forum: Old Comic Discussion
Topic: 2019/06/17 - Pie In The Sky
Replies: 67
Views: 13638

Re: 2019/06/17 - Pie In The Sky

Well, there's really only one direction this story can go now. Mrs. McGillicuddy is a god. She's more powerful than Pete, Dragon, and Kitsune combined. She used her god powers to make her pie bake abnormally fast. She did this to Marion, and will turn Falstaff and Truck into humans as punishment fo...