MONDAY AND FRIDAY BY JOE ENGLAND

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2nd Apr 2018, 12:00 AM

Joe England

A larger version of the picture can be found here.

Yes, the April Fools Day tradition is upheld one final time. Even Zandra can't be too upset at being an adorable pony when there are adorable baby bunnies in need of a wagon ride. Like Viv said, there are ways to find peace in any situation.

Speaking of tradition, I'd like to also wish a pleasant Passover to my Jewish friends and readers! I hope you're all doing well, and that you have a lot to look forward to as the festival continues and the weather warms. Well, attempts to warm. We've got another cold front creeping in over at my neck of the woods. Not that I'm complaining. I like snow. Yeah it's a hazard, but it's fun. Fun is generally hazardous. Fact of life.

Speaking of Easter and Passover, I could mention that Sam has a few religious traditions of his own that he brought over from his homeland. Though h's not particularly observant, especially since the calendars don't quite match. Which reminds me, some people raised concerns regarding the feasibility of a new race coming into being in an already crowded world. Especially when they breed like rabbits! It encouraged me to do some creative thinking.

The heavy text is in the last update's comments section, and I encourage you to dive in since there's some great thought put into it by very intelligent readers. My solution, simply put, is that over time the magicians of Earth would ensure that the birth rate of "High Rabbits" would more closely resemble human standards, so large broods like the one pictured above would become much rarer. Of course, there are quite a few other problems that would need to be acknowledged for more thorough world building, but I don't currently have the strength to get into it. Writing that dinky little poem took up a lot of my creative energy. For now just take my word that the High Rabbits (or "Oryctolags," as some would call them) eventually do settle into a relatively comfortable coexistence with humanity.

It helps that they're cute. Humans wouldn't be nearly as amenable if they were big barnacles.

-Joe

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2nd Apr 2018, 2:59 AM

Dainpdf

That's the issue, isn't it? We'll live with anything, so long as it's useful or cute. And there's no profit to be had in destroying it.
Well, I'm sure we could learn to find barnacles cute. We did it for pugs.

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2nd Apr 2018, 3:00 AM

Dainpdf

Or did you mean if the humans were barnacles? I mean, I guess I would be less amenable to most things, were I to suddenly and inexplicably find myself become a barnacle.

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2nd Apr 2018, 6:20 AM

Voidbane

Talent of Spontaneous Combustion?

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2nd Apr 2018, 7:54 AM

Siansaar

Good to see some things stay the same, no matter what XD

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2nd Apr 2018, 11:48 AM

E_voyager

very nice to see zebra pony on more time. this has been going on since that strip where jack had Tommey transform her doing one of his dreams right?

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2nd Apr 2018, 1:44 PM

O. B. Juan

Since Sam and Mary are literally the beginning of a new race are we going to get a new religious text out of this? Will Mary be pictured as the one taking the forbidden carrot from the garden? The painting on the ceiling of the Leporidae Chapel will picture the creator wearing a plaid robe. And instead of a white flowing beard, it will more resemble 'Dr. Strange'.

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2nd Apr 2018, 2:13 PM

Tarrodar

Last update was 20% more cute!

This one is 20% more awesome!

Keep it up!

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2nd Apr 2018, 10:00 PM

jb

Ah ha! The *true* origin of the rabbit people is revealed!!!

http://superredundant.com/?comic=744-almost-there

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3rd Apr 2018, 12:05 AM

Casewerker

Somebody who is not me needs to make Joe a Zandra pony. Like, cereally. This tradition is clearly a cry for help.

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3rd Apr 2018, 5:52 PM

Dae

The comic is ending before FiM.
Huh.

Really though, the critical question is: *Can they breed?*

I could see with momma's human past that the High Rabbits would be able to intermingle with humanity. With bunnyism being a recessive trait or something. Because that seems to fit this world.

...Also, I don't think anyone would be upset if your future work was, at some point, starring these little tykes.

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6th Apr 2018, 11:51 PM

All

I actually don't remember when it was Mary became a rabbit. I remember seeing her again as a rabbit, but nothing before that. I don't know how far back I have to go to find out when that happened.

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7th Apr 2018, 12:38 AM

Joe England

We never actually saw Mary's human form. Her earliest presence was through online chatter, and the next we saw of her was at her brother's wedding after Zandra came back to Earth.

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12th Apr 2018, 9:08 PM

All

Oh I thought we did, hm. Weird.

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