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Grandmaster Serukis
Dr Emily Vair-Turnbull
19 Nov, 2020 15:53

That's terribly unsettling.   I love how the existence of this disease has led to a prejudice against naturally horned beings. That seems exactly how it would happen in the real world.

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Journeyman Sloqush
Sloqush the Sloqush
19 Nov, 2020 18:03

I actually only thought of the cultural implications of the disease, because I plan to write about three "horned" species during WorldEmber.   So we shall see how (un)justified these prejudices truly are.

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Grandmaster Serukis
Dr Emily Vair-Turnbull
19 Nov, 2020 18:10

Knowing prejudices...

Emy x   Welcome to Etrea!
19 Nov, 2020 21:14

The house rabbits of RIFRAF (Resistance Is Futile, Rabbits Are Forever) formally object to this slander, on grounds that rabbits, hares and pikas -- not that yellow poseur from tv, but real ones -- are not rodents at all, but lagomorphs. No relation...although we do enjoy chewing baseboards, table legs, books and bookshelves, shoes, tv remote buttons, and expensive smartphone cords.   Since this condition involves empty heads, we would direct you to the squirrel and chipmunk union down the street. Or to any hoomin. Or that dumb birb that chirps at the window at 3am. Birb would be great.  

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  • Journeyman Sloqush
    Sloqush the Sloqush
    20 Nov, 2020 07:07

    Dear RIFRAF,   I apologize for this grievous error and have now adjusted the article to be more scientifically correct.   Sadly I must refuse the offer to shift the condition's primary host to a non-rabbit species, as the inspiration behind this condition was the "cottontail rabbit papilloma virus" (also known as "shope papilloma virus"), which only infects certain species of leporids and causes horn-like tumors to grow on their skulls; (a symptom that likely inspired the real-life legend of the Jackalope).   Though in regards to the patient's empty heads, I can reassure the RIFRAF that the heads of infected animals are in fact not empty, for they are filled with beautiful otherworldly noise.   ~ Sloqush

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    20 Nov, 2020 15:41

    LLOL! The bunnies will accept offerings of banana as a compromise; I'll make sure they get it. :D   "Beautiful otherworldly noise" would have been a fantastic replacement for 99% of the news this year...if someone in Cenorad can figure out how to bottle/harness it, that's a million-selling add-on for a spa visit right there!

    24 Nov, 2020 12:31

    This is both terrifying and fascinating!


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    Journeyman Sloqush
    Sloqush the Sloqush
    24 Nov, 2020 16:23

    It certainly is. I hope you have a holy hand grenade of Antioch at your side to deal with these killer rabbits ^_^

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