The Retroactively Continuous Adventures of Spot
Architect Of Sleep
Everything I have ever known has all been one big fat lie!
Comic: "Architect Of Sleep" (click for full size)
Number of Comics 3
Dates Published August 27th - August 31st 2012
Featured Character(s)
Spot (Superdog), The Cyborg, Peanut, Grape
Previous Arc
PsyCon2: PsyConner
Following Arc
Temple Crashers

The Retroactively Continuous Adventures of Spot is the 62nd arc in Housepets!.

This arc marked the end of a series of short weekly arcs, that had started with Testing Grounds.



Grape comes by while Peanut is drawing another one of his Spot (Superdog) comics, asking him what happened to the story with the Cyborg. Peanut replies that he made a bunch of kids fat, but Grape asks about the one where he was introduced, as Peanut left Spot and Stripe tied up and didn't finish it. Peanut looks though his box of old comics and realizes Grape is right.

Peanut draws up a new comic: The Special Retcon Edition. Spot declares that he has lost his memory, and the only clue he has is a photograph of him beating up the Cyborg. He finds an address on the back and flies to the location. Spot enters the building and finds the Cyborg, who is waiting for him. He makes a shocking revelation: everything Spot has done since his first encounter with the Cyborg has been a lie, and that he's really been under a virtual reality helmet this whole time! Peanut shows this to Grape, who gives him a look of confusion and disgust. 

Peanut argues that it could make an awesome gritty reboot, Grape retorts he could've done that without invalidating the current universe. Peanut quickly draws a new page. While Spot was dreaming, the Orphan-Stars had aligned and were hit by a dose of radiation, creating the Star Dream Clones of Spot and Stripe! And mind-linking together with the real Spot, all of their adventures really did happen, whereupon Star Dream Clone Spot arrives and beats up the Cyborg, releasing the real Spot and Stripe before vanishing.

Reading the comic, Grape tells Peanut he could've ignored the original story outright. Peanut says he can't since he already used the "history-erasing" plot. 


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  • This arc was originally going to be called "The Revealer of Paths" as shown in it's archive address.
    • Interestingly, this suggests that the arc wasn't originally suppose to be a Spot story arc, as it's title does not resemble that of other Spot story arcs, but rather resembles that of "The Opener of Ways" suggesting this was an entirely different arc originally.
  • The comic Grape refers to is from The Uncanny Adventures of Spot, which Peanut had left unfinished.
  • A retcon or retroactive continuity, is the alteration of previously established facts in the continuity of a fictional work.

Story Arcs
Imaginate! | The Game | Cat Tail | The Raccoons | The Adventures of Spot | Fido's Return
| Mouse Mouse Revolution | Thematic Arc of Questionable Quality | The Zoo | The Grove |
Housepets Christmas | The Yarn Ball |
The Further Adventures of Spot | The Vet | A Mouse Named Spo | Zap! | Fall of the Pridelands |
The Continuing Adventures of Spot | A Sinister Shadow | Roadtrip Woo | Down At The Farm |
Money Sharks | n-ple Date | The Uncanny Adventures of Spot | The Visitor | Oops I Arced |
It's A Wonderful Dog's Life (All the King's Men) |
Ocean's Two | Imaginate, Too! | The Present | Spot McCloud Presents Comics |
Dog Days of Summer | Theme Park World | The Adventures of Stripe | Movie Night |
Scaredy Cats | Noob Tube | Hope of the Pridelands |
We're Snowed In! | The Preeminent Adventures of Spot | The Arc Specifically About Being Naked |
Not All Dogs | The Great Water Balloon War | Let's Imaginate Macbeth! | The Interview |
The Case of the Aztec Gold | A Respite In The Country | Spots and Stripes | A Holiday at the Zoo |
Housepets Babies! | Show Business | What Money Buys | The Mall |
The Critical Review of Spot | The Trial in Heaven | Let's Imaginate Guys and Dolls! |
Testing Grounds | Taking Cover | PsyCon | Getting Physical | PsyCon2: PsyConner |
The Retroactively Continuous Adventures of Spot | Temple Crashers |
All Hallow's Ween | The Unbearable Lightness Of Being A Dog |
One Cat's Treasure | Love And War | Jack of One Trade | The King And I |
Jungle Fever | Yes, Jessica, There Is An Opener Of Ways |
Let's Imaginate And Then There Were None! | What's The Story? |
Tiger's Very Own Super Special Television Show! |
Heaven's Not Enough, Part 1 | The Interlude of Spot | Heaven's Not Enough, Part 2 |
The Ineptitude of Spot | Heaven's Not Enough, Part 3 | I Need A Vacation
All Hallow's Ween: Resurrection | Rabbit's Foot | Pageantate! |
Maternal Instinct | Wolf's Clothing | Ea(s)ter | The Future of Tomorrow, Today! |
All's Fair, Part 1 | The Plot Against Spot | All's Fair, Part 2 |
Housepets 5000 BC, Part 1 | Housepets 5000 BC, Part 2 | Housepets 5000 BC, Part 3 |
Special Delivery |
The Spot-tacular Spot | Flip That Den! | Fort Pillow |
The 4 Animals You Meet In Heaven |
Puppy Power | Real Stories of the K9PD | Snow Joke |
Save the Date, Part 1 | Save the Date, Part 2 |
Temple Crashers 2: Temple Crashers, Part 1 | Temple Crashers 2: Temple Crashers, Part 2 |
Temple Crashers 2: 2 Temple 2 Crashers (Part 3) | Temple Crashers 2: Temple Crasherser (Part 4) | Temple Crashers 2: Temple Crash (Part 5) | Temple Crashers 2: First Blood Part 6 |
Temple Crashers 2: Oops (Part 7) | Temple Crashers 2: Final Crashers (Part 8) |
Temple Crashers 2: Epilogue Crashers (Part 9) | Call o' th' Wild |
Directed To Video | The Hot Springs Episode | Hot Springs Encore |
The Maxwell Thing | Hearts and Minds