2021/06/02 - I’ve Done Every Other Cliche As A Webcartoonist, Now Get Ready For: The Hiatus Notice

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I'm sure that when he comes back that he will dive right back into that story but for now he needs time to take a break and figure out the best way to do the comic now.

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As of now, I dealy hope to see a massive trove of guest comics incoming to keep the site alive and funny. Let's all show our love for Rick, guys!
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Doesn't look like we are getting any tonight. Really do hope that we do get some soon.

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Well. With the comic in hiatus, maybe it's about time I start working on that fan story I've been mulling over off and on for the last few months...

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the kangaroo looks very cuddly though

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I would be careful saying things like that since its Rick's fursona and people don't take kindly to saying how adorable and cute they are and obsessing over them.

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It's always been my opinion that one should take the time they need when they need it, and I've never felt like I'm owed an explanation as to why; So I respect and understand the decision to take a hiatus. Especially after 13 years of consistency! The reason why isn't very important for me to know either.
Burn out or RL drama or whatever, doesn't matter, you need a break, you take one.

Here's to hoping the hiatus does for him what he hopes it will.

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So, like, I'm sure Rick has heard it a million times before, but can we talk about how cute that roo is? <3
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Sadly I won’t be sticking around for this comic as I have seen too many artists say they are taking a break, to find out later on they abandoned the series they had worked on for years. Shame I’ll never see how this arc would have eventually ended as well as how the whole series would ended.

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You can say we've been... Rick rolled... 😂

But seriously, if anyone needs to take a time and think of things, let it be. Housepets! is probably my favorite webcomic and I understand that it's not always easy to come up with something, especially having deadly deadline over Your head. I create worlds, characters and stories too, so I understand even more. But I am never chased by time, I just do things when I want them to do.

What I want to say is that Rick deserves any kind of break. I'm not even sure if there was any break in Housepets ever (I'm not talking about things like "comic will be ready next time, sorry", because that can happen and it's really understandable), while other comics had things like that... maybe not regularly, but while I read other webcomics, I see they are often getting breaks. Sometimes long long breaks. Namely Prequel (Making a Cat Cry) or GaMERCaT. Everyone needs to take a time some days. And we've been getting Housepets strips since forever now. And who would ever think that some simple thing as antropomorphic pets can have bigger plot in it?

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Sadly I won’t be sticking around for this comic as I have seen too many artists say they are taking a break, to find out later on they abandoned the series they had worked on for years. Shame I’ll never see how this arc would have eventually ended as well as how the whole series would ended.
Rick is proud of his creation. It's like his child. If those artists did that, then shame on them. And other Rick's artworks are very similar to Housepets, so it's not like he will be doing anything different. have a little faith in him. Look at the comic after a month, maybe two and it will be back before You will notice.

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We'll just see, mates. I suspect he'll be back by summer's end. No harm in hangin' around.

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Rick isn't the kind to walk away and leave a comic he worked on for 13 years in limbo. He did that with his other works but this one is different because he has gotten awards for it.

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Amazee Dayzee wrote:
Sat Jun 05, 2021 2:44 pm
Rick isn't the kind to walk away and leave a comic he worked on for 13 years in limbo. He did that with his other works but this one is different because he has gotten awards for it.
Also, he did that with works still into their infancy and that were going on erratically. Rick was still finding his way back then.
I'd say that as of now he's got a whole highway going on and he's on a roll! And like with every multiproject one-man artist, he needs and deserves to take a decent break.
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I'm sure that this break he is taking will be very rejuvenating and he will get back into doing the comic immediately with renewed vigor!

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Ricks leaving us :( I'm so sad you were so good rip. rest in pepperonni. (cries). I should have DROVE. I knew he was drunk but I didn't take the keyyyys!
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Ok for real im thankful for this comic I started reading it 2019 and read the whole thing in like 3 weeks. It's a masterpiece I haven't read anything else by him I guess I have time to now. I know a few awesome things about writing from this group I joined. I think really, he needs some time to think about how he wants to end this arc cause it's the biggest one he's done I think in housepets. or at least pretty big. Whether it's predictable or not I always say, it's o.k. to be predictable and if people guess what's going to happen: still do it anyway. Cause they guess it to be proven right. and if it's unpredictable even better. I alway go into theories about things and sometimes I'm right but I still like seeing it play out cause all the little nuances and character traits make things unique.

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Don't worry, Tom. He'll be back.
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Welsh Halfwit wrote:
Mon Jun 07, 2021 10:40 am
Don't worry, Tom. He'll be back.

More than that, I don't think he's going to slow down his other projects. He was recently streaming his monthly Patron picks as he normally does and he even mentioned two that are continuing in his message. Even if he comes to decide that it's time to end HP (which I don't for a second believe he's going to do) I think he would at least return for bit to finish the current story and wrap things up.
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Rick be like:
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=XY9jQq7U85c

Also, I just now realized HousePets will probably end one day...
CuriousCnidarian wrote:
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Well. With the comic in hiatus, maybe it's about time I start working on that fan story I've been mulling over off and on for the last few months...
I feel the same. I really need to write more entries in my fanfics.
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FireworkFox wrote:
Mon Jun 07, 2021 4:49 pm
I feel the same. I really need to write more entries in my fanfics.
Says nothing (bar my stories not really bing fabrics(!))
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Do you mean that your stories are not really fanfics? Not sure how your stories can be some sort of fabrics. XD

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Amazee Dayzee wrote:
Tue Jun 08, 2021 1:51 am
Do you mean that your stories are not really fanfics? Not sure how your stories can be some sort of fabrics. XD
That is the worst autocorrect error I've had for some time. (Word before being 'being', of course)
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I'm surprised i haven't posted here yet, but I'm looking forward to what direction Rick is going to take the story. He's at that moment now in Housepets where the timing feels just right.

I believe Rick has been planning for some serious storytelling for awhile ever since the K9PD arc, but I felt the way it was back then that the comic was making more misses than hits back when Rick did something like the K9PD arc. However, now that the story is moving into what I believe to be some hardcore story telling and Rick has been moving most of his stories in this direction, I think this would be a welcome change to the way the story is written.

I'll miss the three comic a week method, but i'm looking forward to what Rick is planning from here on.
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We don't know 100% if Rick is going to drop that format though I am thinking that he might end up doing that because its less pressure.

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He does have a lot of irons in the fire and the "slice of life" dimensions of Housepets seem to be giving way to progressively longer narratives, new characters, and variations on older themes.

I understand. I taught a set of history courses for decades and loved doing it. Every now and then, though, I'd dream up a new course just for a change. Sometimes one of the new ones would eventually replace an old one even though there was still an audience for the one set aside (Hey, haven't seen Bino, Tiger, or Marvin for a while, right?). So let's just see where he goes, eh?

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Whenever he gets back I'll be ready- until then, like Viktor Navorski, I wait.
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I don't want to sound like I am complaining but I do really wish though that he had guest strips while we wait. Though I understand why he isn't since he needs a full Housepets! break.

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