Reply to topic  [ 81 posts ]  Go to page 1, 2, 3  Next
2013/12/18 - Spotlight 
Author Message
Devil Skirrl
User avatar

Joined: Fri Oct 31, 2008 5:42 pm
Posts: 7928
Images: 0
Location: Elsewhere
Post 2013/12/18 - Spotlight
[ Spotlight ]

Title Text: I CAME HERE TO HAVE AN ARGUMENT NOW ARGUE WITH ME

Heehee, Jessica is adorable when she's angry. :p

_________________
Never forget there are people who care, even if you've not met them.


Wed Dec 18, 2013 1:00 am
Profile WWW
User avatar

Joined: Mon May 23, 2011 5:46 pm
Posts: 141
Location: Tucson, AZ
Post Re: 2013/12/18 - Spotlight
Dissension wrote:
[ Spotlight ]

Title Text: I CAME HERE TO HAVE AN ARGUMENT NOW ARGUE WITH ME

Heehee, Jessica is adorable when she's angry. :p


Jessica really didn't know what she was getting herself into, did she? :lol:

_________________
Image


Wed Dec 18, 2013 1:02 am
Profile
User avatar

Joined: Thu Nov 17, 2011 3:32 pm
Posts: 591
Post Re: 2013/12/18 - Spotlight
Aww she really was a believer :(


Wed Dec 18, 2013 1:03 am
Profile
laughing maniacally
User avatar

Joined: Mon Jan 24, 2011 10:42 pm
Posts: 17022
Location: an invisible, flying volcano over Virginia
Post Re: 2013/12/18 - Spotlight
She paid for an argument and Zach's just being uncontradictory.

_________________
I'm a shape-shifter. I'm currently in whatever form I feel like
Image
Paradigm Shift by me
I do not actually believe any of what I'm saying.
RP character sheets


Wed Dec 18, 2013 1:03 am
Profile YIM
User avatar

Joined: Mon Apr 26, 2010 1:35 pm
Posts: 4313
Location: Ohio
Post Re: 2013/12/18 - Spotlight
This is not at all what she expected.

_________________
Image
Image


Wed Dec 18, 2013 1:04 am
Profile
User avatar

Joined: Tue May 22, 2012 12:42 am
Posts: 277
Location: Home
Post Re: 2013/12/18 - Spotlight
Jess, why you don´t want him to agree with you ? Maybe because you don´t wanna be right ... or not, im not psychiatrist

_________________
Remember the two rules: stay calm and stay cool; but none of that matters
if you dont remember the third rule: NEVER QUIT
Image


Wed Dec 18, 2013 1:05 am
Profile
User avatar

Joined: Fri Mar 15, 2013 12:25 am
Posts: 424
Post Re: 2013/12/18 - Spotlight
And here we see that even Jessica wants something to hold onto. Zach isn't the one to go to to grant miracles, but he does have access to medicines, I'm sure.

_________________
Faith doesn't change circumstances. Faith changes me.

Check out my DeviantART if you'd like: http://d-rock92.deviantart.com/


Wed Dec 18, 2013 1:10 am
Profile

Joined: Sat Sep 21, 2013 1:04 pm
Posts: 134
Post Re: 2013/12/18 - Spotlight
I'm starting to get a picture here. I think, once upon a time, Jessica believed in the Opener just as much as any other feral. Then, something happened to her, maybe a loved one died, and she now doubts that the Opener is worthy of praise.


Wed Dec 18, 2013 1:11 am
Profile

Joined: Fri Sep 20, 2013 12:10 am
Posts: 314
Location: Alternet 0
Post Re: 2013/12/18 - Spotlight
Jess may not be angry at religion after all, she seems more jealous of it. There may have been some event in her past that tore her from being a believer, or may just not be made for that sort of thing. Either way, she seems frustrated by the apparent shortsightedness of those that have it, but envious of the hope it gives them, when she lacks it from any source, and wants something good she can believe in. Looks like Zach may have some things to be doing in future strips, including some religious idol duties. Humor note: After reading the 'Opener's Mass' bit, did anyone else get an image of an effigy of Zach that was, shall we say, disproportionate?


Wed Dec 18, 2013 1:14 am
Profile
Game Master
User avatar

Joined: Sun Mar 17, 2013 3:09 am
Posts: 3101
Location: Wales, a luverrly land with noisy neighbours.
Post Re: 2013/12/18 - Spotlight
There's nothing worse than someone who won't argue when you're mad at them...

The argument reaches a passive will
that agrees with all she says.
This truth more anger beholds
as Jess wants to fight
'The Opener of ways'

Zach's so tolerant and so plain chill
he knows what she says is the truth.
None is his fault but his duty
as she tells the feral plight
and drills to his back tooth.

He feels his guilt, for good or ill,
does our friendly Rabbit
as the Possum lady
lays out his crimes tonight
and he agrees out of habit.

_________________
The Avatar is Commander Hawle of The Loper. He appreciates Hukley as an Artist. As do I.

Kilo - 2-8-3-9-10-2-5
Kilo
Leslie – 4-6-4-5-6-9-7
Leslie


Wed Dec 18, 2013 1:24 am
Profile
Banner Artist
User avatar

Joined: Sun Jul 07, 2013 10:37 pm
Posts: 100
Images: 1
Location: Texas, USA
Post Re: 2013/12/18 - Spotlight
D-Rock wrote:
And here we see that even Jessica wants something to hold onto. Zach isn't the one to go to to grant miracles, but he does have access to medicines, I'm sure.


That actually seems like a really likely scenario to me. Even though Zach will probably continue to keep his distance from this whole "opener" thing, he still seems like he'd be a compassionate enough guy to help out in whatever way he can. I smell an Opener-mas miracle in the making :D

_________________
Image
Image
DeviantART : LU Fanfic : SSBB Machinima (on hiatus)


Wed Dec 18, 2013 1:26 am
Profile
User avatar

Joined: Sun Sep 15, 2013 12:09 am
Posts: 14
Post Re: 2013/12/18 - Spotlight
I do honestly wonder what she expected.

If she was right, and the opener was a fake, then the world appears to be a rather dismal place.
If she was wrong, and the opener was real, then he was ignoring the needs of the critters, and the world appears to be a rather dismal place.
If she didn't figure out whether she was right or wrong, then she's angry and frustrated and in a faith crisis, and the world appears to be a rather dismal place.

I see a theme, here. :P

_________________
Profile pic courtesy of Chu, from Slightly Damned!


Wed Dec 18, 2013 1:39 am
Profile
Online
Game Master
User avatar

Joined: Mon May 25, 2009 6:53 am
Posts: 14536
Location: Italy
Post Re: 2013/12/18 - Spotlight
Zachary Arbelt, I do NOT CARE about philosophy and/or psychology right now, you GIVE her the medicine NOW! :evil:

_________________
Image
Image


Wed Dec 18, 2013 1:55 am
Profile WWW
Game Master
User avatar

Joined: Sun Mar 17, 2013 3:09 am
Posts: 3101
Location: Wales, a luverrly land with noisy neighbours.
Post Re: 2013/12/18 - Spotlight
valerio wrote:
Zachary Arbelt, I do NOT CARE about philosophy and/or psychology right now, you GIVE her the medicine NOW! :evil:

She's not actually asked yet...

_________________
The Avatar is Commander Hawle of The Loper. He appreciates Hukley as an Artist. As do I.

Kilo - 2-8-3-9-10-2-5
Kilo
Leslie – 4-6-4-5-6-9-7
Leslie


Wed Dec 18, 2013 1:56 am
Profile
User avatar

Joined: Wed Dec 26, 2012 12:33 pm
Posts: 511
Images: 10
Location: Galaxy: Milky Way, Planet: Gemini, Country: Enropia, City: Skyblend, Adress: 0713 bulivard Ave.
Post Re: 2013/12/18 - Spotlight
I think Jessica didn't believe in their religion because it failed her and seemed unfair. She did indeed believe in the Opener of Ways (at least partialy), but became angry when she saw her friends and family wasting their time and recsorces on something that wouldn't help them. Because of that she got the impression that the opener had stopped caring for them and basked in his own glory. Plus the fact that she's just straight up stubborn doesn't help. :D
Still shipping Jessica Rabbit

valerio wrote:
Zachary Arbelt, I do NOT CARE about philosophy and/or psychology right now, you GIVE her the medicine NOW! :evil:
I don't think just giving her the medicine will fix this, she kinda put him in one of those guilt holes that force you to make everything right. And if you didn't you'd look like some kinda jerk. :lol:

_________________
Image
My Webcomic: Image


Wed Dec 18, 2013 2:00 am
Profile WWW
User avatar

Joined: Tue Nov 26, 2013 7:12 pm
Posts: 16
Post Re: 2013/12/18 - Spotlight
Well,it look like jessica want that zach was some kine of prophet and she know that is not truth.


Wed Dec 18, 2013 2:20 am
Profile
User avatar

Joined: Wed Mar 06, 2013 11:39 am
Posts: 486
Location: 16 Dimensions, 13th Hyperplane No. 47.54,3674.06,6378.13; Randomly travelling in between Hyperplanes
Post Re: 2013/12/18 - Spotlight
Zach should try to embrace the persona the ferals have given him, even though he knows it as false; I think it would be the best for both sides.

_________________
SL: Otter Valley
Image
Want to split a pineapple?
Collaborative Fan-Fiction:
Image


Wed Dec 18, 2013 2:20 am
Profile WWW
User avatar

Joined: Wed Jan 06, 2010 7:34 pm
Posts: 3057
Location: Noonkkot <32,64,51>
Post Re: 2013/12/18 - Spotlight
He might be lucky and the Arbelts will have some unexpired antibiotics he can slip them, but odds are kind of against it. He's just a pet, after all, and there's only so much one rabbit can do.

Maybe he could ask Pete for help?

_________________
Cinnamon "Sixtoes" Walton of RA (M Pine Marten #B06060) @


Wed Dec 18, 2013 2:23 am
Profile WWW
User avatar

Joined: Mon Nov 11, 2013 3:23 am
Posts: 141
Location: In the tropics, looking for mushrooms
Post Re: 2013/12/18 - Spotlight
Zach should hug Jessica to comfort her :D

or get her the medicine, whichever works :3

_________________
Image
Image
Sucker for greyish-green eyes
Image<~~ tickets to heaven! One click! ~~>Image


Wed Dec 18, 2013 2:25 am
Profile
Game Master
User avatar

Joined: Sun Mar 17, 2013 3:09 am
Posts: 3101
Location: Wales, a luverrly land with noisy neighbours.
Post Re: 2013/12/18 - Spotlight
Argent wrote:
He might be lucky and the Arbelts will have some unexpired antibiotics he can slip them, but odds are kind of against it. He's just a pet, after all, and there's only so much one rabbit can do.

Maybe he could ask Pete for help?

Why would Pete help? Zach's not part of the game. Only Cats and Dogs can be used.

_________________
The Avatar is Commander Hawle of The Loper. He appreciates Hukley as an Artist. As do I.

Kilo - 2-8-3-9-10-2-5
Kilo
Leslie – 4-6-4-5-6-9-7
Leslie


Wed Dec 18, 2013 2:26 am
Profile
User avatar

Joined: Wed Apr 08, 2009 1:27 am
Posts: 3936
Location: Cape Breton, Nova Scotia
Post Re: 2013/12/18 - Spotlight
I came here for an argument and all I got was exposition!

Been a lot of spotlighting in this comic this year. Rick is going to have to start paying for more spotlights.

_________________
3 words - Liquid Metal Fur
Image


Wed Dec 18, 2013 2:57 am
Profile
User avatar

Joined: Thu Aug 02, 2012 6:03 pm
Posts: 271
Location: stuff.ville
Post Re: 2013/12/18 - Spotlight
GameCobra wrote:
Been a lot of spotlighting in this comic this year. Rick is going to have to start paying for more spotlights.


Yeah, and...I really don't want to complain (please don't kill me)...but can I say that I don't really care for this?

I don't know, it's just, when we get to parts like this, Rick tries to convey all these really heavy emotions and stuff and while it's not really poorly done, it feels like a pretty jarring shift in tone from what the comic is usually about. It always comes back around to funny stuff in the end, which is good, but stuff like this and Maxwell's freak-out just feel a bit...too heavy for this comic's light premise in my opinion, you know? It's a comic about sapient animals that's mostly comedic, and having them express all these complex and deep emotions in such a dramatic way clashes with that for me.

*cough* Well, I really don't like being negative, so...on the positive side, the last panel and alt text got a good laugh out of me, as always!

_________________
*cough*


Wed Dec 18, 2013 3:33 am
Profile
Online
Game Master
User avatar

Joined: Mon May 25, 2009 6:53 am
Posts: 14536
Location: Italy
Post Re: 2013/12/18 - Spotlight
giving room to this 'darker' aspect of the Housepets! world is just what makes this comic great. A 'smiley' place where the only thing that happens is comedy would not differentiate HP from the too many 'funny animal' comics going around the web.

_________________
Image
Image


Wed Dec 18, 2013 3:44 am
Profile WWW
User avatar

Joined: Thu Aug 02, 2012 6:03 pm
Posts: 271
Location: stuff.ville
Post Re: 2013/12/18 - Spotlight
valerio wrote:
giving room to this 'darker' aspect of the Housepets! world is just what makes this comic great. A 'smiley' place where the only thing that happens is comedy would not differentiate HP from the too many 'funny animal' comics going around the web.

I really don't think it's much darker than it ever was...it's just (in this instance) more...melodramatic. HP's world was never a completely "smiley" place, at least not since the whole Joel/King plot started. My problem isn't with the idea here necessarily, but with the way it's being shown with all the spotlights and the waterworks and the drama...it just feels like it's a little much. King's arc has some emotion and heart without getting dramatic like this; ideally, that's about as far as I'd like for the tone to go (though I'm not the one in charge here). Personally, I think that showing the darker side to HP's universe while still remaining tons of fun is one of the things that makes this comic stand out and...well, I don't want that to go away.

Ech...sorry about all this complaining. I hope I don't sound like I'm trying to say that "everything is going to be terrible from now on all is lost D'8". I really don't think that at all; this is just sort of bugging me.

_________________
*cough*


Wed Dec 18, 2013 3:57 am
Profile
Wanna play a game?
User avatar

Joined: Sun Feb 10, 2013 2:14 pm
Posts: 4500
Location: Germany, Europe, Terra
Post Re: 2013/12/18 - Spotlight
That's exactly what she needs. Some time in a shelter, just apart from the pure fight for surviving, where she can screem out all her frustration and fears. And that Zach agrees with her isn't the worst, I don't think that she wants to argue, she was only hoping that she isn't right in everything. But Zach can't take that from her. Jessica has to find a way to live with it and talking about it helps. She will feel much better tomorrow morning, even if there will be a slight guilt that she was warm and safe while the others weren't.
This will lead her to a better understanding of Zach and his unintended role in all this. I think they'll be friends later on.


valerio wrote:
Zachary Arbelt, I do NOT CARE about philosophy and/or psychology right now, you GIVE her the medicine NOW! :evil:
That wouldn't help. Jessica would probably only run back into the blizzard to bring it to Tiny Tum and that would be her death. No, they have to wait till the morning and the blizzard to end.
I wouldn't wonder if in one week the Arbelt's house will be full of ferals who want to celebrate opener's mass or openermas together with Zach (and in the warmth).

_________________
ImageIf life gives you lemons, ask for salt and tequila.

ImageImage
ImageImageImage


Wed Dec 18, 2013 4:04 am
Profile

Joined: Mon Mar 18, 2013 3:10 pm
Posts: 102
Post Re: 2013/12/18 - Spotlight
So that's what the inside of a possums mouth looks like. I am learning so much! THE MORE YOU KNOW!!!!


Wed Dec 18, 2013 4:17 am
Profile
User avatar

Joined: Mon Aug 19, 2013 1:15 pm
Posts: 43
Post Re: 2013/12/18 - Spotlight
"puts a roasted chicken leg in Jessica's great opened mouth"

Ferals are just victims of their own belief , Jessica ; Zach isn't guilty


Wed Dec 18, 2013 4:37 am
Profile
User avatar

Joined: Thu Sep 12, 2013 9:31 am
Posts: 115
Post Re: 2013/12/18 - Spotlight
Actually I can understand Jessica, the woodlandcritters seem to be too eager to worship "the opener" then to work for their own survival on their own and that makes her angry. She doesn't really dislike Zach, just his forced role as the opener.
Or maybe that's just my interpretation.


Wed Dec 18, 2013 5:11 am
Profile
User avatar

Joined: Wed Aug 14, 2013 1:56 am
Posts: 334
Location: The land of eternal candy
Post Re: 2013/12/18 - Spotlight
Jessica wrote:
You're sitting here in your cozy castle sipping tea and watching television! Everyone out there is
cold
and alone
and afraid
because that's the truth of the world!


*reels back in shock* (This isn't even the scary bit)

That's incredibly deep.
Sadly, I can also apply this to certain systems in our world (Okay this is the scary bit).

I love the last panel though. Its great that Rick knows how to weave humor into tough and sad situations such as this.
The use of single phrase in panel 5 was really effective too...
Also, I love how Rick repeatedly forgets to tag his double strips. XD

_________________
Image
"Reality continues to ruin my life." -B. Watterson

Ashleigh: S(5) / P(7) / E(5) / C1(4) / I(5) / A(7) / L(7) / R(4) / C2(10) / #8000BF / STEELHAVEN


Wed Dec 18, 2013 5:43 am
Profile

Joined: Fri Oct 11, 2013 2:28 pm
Posts: 11
Location: I'm right behind you
Post Re: 2013/12/18 - Spotlight
Am I the only one that when saw Jessica and Zack together instantly tought how cute they would be if they were a couple?

C'mon Zack just hug her or comfort her in some way!!!

_________________
I love to quote famous quotes from people, games, movies and comics!
Don't Starve rocks!


Wed Dec 18, 2013 6:23 am
Profile
User avatar

Joined: Sun May 05, 2013 9:40 am
Posts: 703
Images: 0
Location: Earth
Post Re: 2013/12/18 - Spotlight
Mister L wrote:
Am I the only one that when saw Jessica and Zack together instantly tought how cute they would be if they were a couple?

C'mon Zack just hug her or comfort her in some way!!!


I feel the same way.

_________________
My RP Characters:
Lucky Richardson

Ryyn Evern


Wed Dec 18, 2013 6:48 am
Profile
User avatar

Joined: Fri May 31, 2013 6:53 am
Posts: 462
Location: A PLACE
Post Re: 2013/12/18 - Spotlight
Jessica wrote:
[Well? Where are the miracles?


They're coming later.

_________________
Feel my icy wrath!


Wed Dec 18, 2013 7:13 am
Profile
User avatar

Joined: Fri Aug 30, 2013 1:47 am
Posts: 546
Post Re: 2013/12/18 - Spotlight
Welsh Halfwit wrote:
Argent wrote:

Maybe he could ask Pete for help?

Why would Pete help?


Because it's Christmas?


Wed Dec 18, 2013 7:27 am
Profile
Game Master
User avatar

Joined: Sun Mar 17, 2013 3:09 am
Posts: 3101
Location: Wales, a luverrly land with noisy neighbours.
Post Re: 2013/12/18 - Spotlight
WhoElseButQuagmire wrote:
Welsh Halfwit wrote:
Argent wrote:

Maybe he could ask Pete for help?

Why would Pete help?


Because it's Christmas?

Pete's not the 'giving' sort though and he's not interested in winning Zach over.

_________________
The Avatar is Commander Hawle of The Loper. He appreciates Hukley as an Artist. As do I.

Kilo - 2-8-3-9-10-2-5
Kilo
Leslie – 4-6-4-5-6-9-7
Leslie


Wed Dec 18, 2013 7:30 am
Profile

Joined: Thu Oct 31, 2013 3:56 pm
Posts: 186
Post Re: 2013/12/18 - Spotlight
Kouri wrote:
D-Rock wrote:
And here we see that even Jessica wants something to hold onto. Zach isn't the one to go to to grant miracles, but he does have access to medicines, I'm sure.


That actually seems like a really likely scenario to me. Even though Zach will probably continue to keep his distance from this whole "opener" thing, he still seems like he'd be a compassionate enough guy to help out in whatever way he can. I smell an Opener-mas miracle in the making :D


I'm hoping so, cuz I haven't seen alot of epicness out of Zach where i know there can be some.


Wed Dec 18, 2013 7:34 am
Profile
Online
Game Master
User avatar

Joined: Mon May 25, 2009 6:53 am
Posts: 14536
Location: Italy
Post Re: 2013/12/18 - Spotlight
Zach's family comes back home. Tiger tries to get rid of Jessica. Zach FACE!s Tiger, and then gives antibiotic to Jesse.

_________________
Image
Image


Wed Dec 18, 2013 7:50 am
Profile WWW

Joined: Thu Oct 31, 2013 3:56 pm
Posts: 186
Post Re: 2013/12/18 - Spotlight
I originally thought Jess came looking for Zach to prove her friends wrong, but now I'm seeing she came for two reasons.

She's seeking answers to why these bad things happen to such nice people, and why not alot of people do something about it. (Which in a way shows why she doesn't believe)

Also after looking backat the last strip in a way I think she was desperate to save that cubs life, even if it meant hoping she was wrong about Zach being this great being. It was like taking a leap of faith.


Wed Dec 18, 2013 7:58 am
Profile
User avatar

Joined: Fri Aug 30, 2013 1:47 am
Posts: 546
Post Re: 2013/12/18 - Spotlight
Welsh Halfwit wrote:
WhoElseButQuagmire wrote:
Maybe he could ask Pete for help?

Why would Pete help?

Welsh Halfwit wrote:
WhoElseButQuagmire wrote:
Because it's Christmas?


Pete's not the 'giving' sort though and he's not interested in winning Zach over.


That's where the Chistmas Miracle comes in :)

To paraphrase a NextGen episode.

Pete makes the kid well/ provides the medicine.
Zach: Maybe a bit of mortal kindness has effected Pete after all...
Pete suddenly appears.
Pete: Don't bet on it, Bunny!


Wed Dec 18, 2013 8:02 am
Profile
User avatar

Joined: Wed Jan 06, 2010 7:34 pm
Posts: 3057
Location: Noonkkot <32,64,51>
Post Re: 2013/12/18 - Spotlight
Welsh Halfwit wrote:
Why would Pete help? Zach's not part of the game. Only Cats and Dogs can be used.
Pete obviously considers him to have some value, remember the dungeon crawl? And the rules say only cats and dogs can be avatars, Zach is not an avatar... he's a prophet.

gameangel147 wrote:
So that's what the inside of a possums mouth looks like. I am learning so much! THE MORE YOU KNOW!!!!
Possums have really scary teeth. Remember, they're kin to the Tasmanian Devil. Google for them yourself.

_________________
Cinnamon "Sixtoes" Walton of RA (M Pine Marten #B06060) @


Wed Dec 18, 2013 8:10 am
Profile WWW
User avatar

Joined: Tue Nov 20, 2012 6:40 pm
Posts: 278
Location: In my skin, in my house/car/dorm, in Wisconsin, U.S.A
Post Re: 2013/12/18 - Spotlight
GeckoZY wrote:
Zach should try to embrace the persona the ferals have given him, even though he knows it as false; I think it would be the best for both sides.

Living a lie never works for very long. Also it doesn't seem to fit Zack's character traits.

Render wrote:
valerio wrote:
Zachary Arbelt, I do NOT CARE about philosophy and/or psychology right now, you GIVE her the medicine NOW! :evil:
That wouldn't help. Jessica would probably only run back into the blizzard to bring it to Tiny Tum and that would be her death. No, they have to wait till the morning and the blizzard to end.
I wouldn't wonder if in one week the Arbelt's house will be full of ferals who want to celebrate opener's mass or openermas together with Zach (and in the warmth).

Which is probably why my best guess is that Zack's Dad has a permanent rule for the house: No free gifts to ferals. It's bad enough that the chanting never ceases; they don't need wild animals ringing the doorbell at every hour and asking for medicine, food, wisdom, etc.

Welsh Halfwit wrote:
Argent wrote:
He might be lucky and the Arbelts will have some unexpired antibiotics he can slip them, but odds are kind of against it. He's just a pet, after all, and there's only so much one rabbit can do.
Maybe he could ask Pete for help?

Why would Pete help? Zach's not part of the game. Only Cats and Dogs can be used.

Mwahaha! (You'll see...)

WhoElseButQuagmire wrote:
Welsh Halfwit wrote:
Argent wrote:
Maybe he could ask Pete for help?

Why would Pete help?

Because it's Christmas?

Welsh Halfwit wrote:
Pete's not the 'giving' sort though and he's not interested in winning Zach over.



From Monday:
I wrote:
I would like the dialogue for the nextWednesday's strip to go something like this:

Zack: Look here! The only reason any of this 'Opener' nonsense keeps going on is because nobody's been listening to me! And the only reason it started is because I pushed some stupid button on a door!

Jessica: Wait, that's not what I...

Zack (interrupting): Then I was forced to stand around in a cold, dark room everyone says it was a temple until I pressed another button.

Jessica (quietly): Wait, that doesn't match what...

Zack (still monologueing): Since then, I've been mercilessly followed around, had my personal belongings stolen and can't get a moment's peace because of all the chanting outside the house at every hour!

EDIT
Zack opens a window.
Zack: WOULD YOU GUYS TURN DOWN YOUR VOLUME?!

Truck: But we're praising your greatness!

Zack closes the window
ENDEDIT

Jessica (quietly): So that's where Falstaff and Truck keep sneaking off to.

Zack (continuing): Well I've had it! I'm sick of all the mindless followers who refuse to fend for themselves despite every opportunity. I'm sick of being harassed and stolen from!
Zack looks up and shouts at the ceiling...
HEY MISTER GIANT BIRD! GET DOWN HERE! I KNOW YOU CAN HEAR ME AND WE NEED TO TALK!

*POOF!*
Pete appears.

Pete (smugly): Having a nice tantrum, are we?

Zack: Shut it!

Jessica (really quietly): I'm just going to feint now, is that okay?

To be continued...


I wasn't expecting that to happen, but I can wish, right? Anyway, I said "to be continued," so here's the continuation:

Pete: Okay you, what did you call me for?

Zack: Haven't you been listening to what I've been saying? how typical I'm sick of all this nonsense and I want it all to just go away! You're the one who's been messing with my dreams, so I know there's gotta be something you can do.

Pete closes his eyes halfway and uses his "deep in thought" expression.

Pete: There is one thing I can do, but it will require you to play a part that you won't like.

Zack: At this point, I'm willing to do almost anything to put this nonsense behind me.

Pete: I see. Would you be willing to become a cat for 24 hours?

Zack's face becomes totally blank for a minute. He wants to put the nonsense behind him, not dive deeper into it!

Zack: WHAT!?

Pete: (holding a hand aside his face and casually inspecting it) I'm only allowed to work with cats and dogs for what's going on. If you want to get this over with you'll either have to become one, or give your power reserves to someone who is one.

Zack:(hands on hips and one eyebrow raised) Well, I'd rather not become nonsense, if you don't mind! And what do you mean by "power reserves"? I don't have any special powers! If I did, do you think I would let this happen?
Zack points at the sleeping Jessica

Pete: Don't be obtuse. You know very well that your life changed after you visited my temple. You know how your dreams changed, and you were even able to cast a spell when in my temple again. Or did you think that ability came from that silly hat? At any rate, your powers come from me, and like I said, I'm only able to work with cats and dogs. So what's it going to be?


(To the mods: I don't believe this is too much fanfic for this thread, since this is Friday's extension of what I was hoping to see in today's comic. And I mean that with all respect.)

_________________
Dag nabbed petty annoyances...


Wed Dec 18, 2013 8:33 am
Profile YIM WWW
Display posts from previous:  Sort by  
Reply to topic   [ 81 posts ]  Go to page 1, 2, 3  Next

Who is online

Users browsing this forum: No registered users and 1 guest


You cannot post new topics in this forum
You cannot reply to topics in this forum
You cannot edit your posts in this forum
You cannot delete your posts in this forum
You cannot post attachments in this forum

Search for:
Jump to:  
  • Advertisement
Powered by phpBB © 2000, 2002, 2005, 2007 phpBB Group.
Designed by ST Software for PTF.