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    Default Take a look at what sparked Anya`s bunny phobia

    http://www.openculture.com/2019/03/k...qx-OsD9syew_E8

    No I am afraid of bunnies too....


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    Ha! Wow! Those are seriously brutal bunnies (though sadly just doing what men do of course) and one of those rabbits is a total Bolton (GoT ref).

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    This is amazing! Good find!

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    Now everything makes sense...

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    Genuine question? Why IS she frightened of bunnies? She's not initially...

    I'd always presumed it was rabbits' capacity to reproduce.

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    Quote Originally Posted by TriBel View Post
    Genuine question? Why IS she frightened of bunnies? She's not initially...

    I'd always presumed it was rabbits' capacity to reproduce.
    I've always thought it's because she used to love bunnies and breed them, but they became to closely associated with her cheating husband. Or they could be associated with her turning into Vengeance demon and deep down she didn't really want to become a demon?

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    Quote Originally Posted by Priceless View Post
    I've always thought it's because she used to love bunnies and breed them, but they became to closely associated with her cheating husband. Or they could be associated with her turning into Vengeance demon and deep down she didn't really want to become a demon?
    Dunno - genuinely don't know. The reproduction thing was because the rabbits were breeding and she was giving them away. In Real Me, while she talks of exchanging children for cash. In both cases, she's ridding herself of offspring and in both cases it's a vehicle for a particular political mindset. She wears the bunny costume in Fear, Itself but all she says is “Bunnies frighten me.” I can't come up with something that convinces me. Ignore me - what do I know? I'm wearing bright yellow DMs.

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    Or it could be this:

    Cannibal hares
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    Quote Originally Posted by ghoststar View Post
    Or it could be this:

    Cannibal hares
    Nope...I'm flying the flag for British Hares. I'm not having it said that British Hares are cannibals...

    There's this:

    https://slate.com/news-and-politics/...it-phobia.html

    This is interesting:

    "Research suggests that animal phobias can develop in one of three ways: personal trauma, vicarious traumatic experience, and simply hearing that the creature is dangerous. Traumatic experiences are much more likely to cause a phobia if the person has no prior experience with the animal."

    We know she had a positive experience of rabbits so that leaves us with "vicarious traumatic experience, and simply hearing that the creature is dangerous".

    Then there's this: "Snakes, bugs, and rodents are the most feared members of the animal kingdom. (Rabbits were considered rodents until 1912, when taxonomists put them into a separate family along with pikas due to their unique teeth and diet.) Rabbit phobia isn’t particularly common, but it’s hardly unheard of. In the famous 1920 “Little Albert” experiment, psychologist John B. Watson conditioned a child to fear rabbits. Tennis star Andy Roddick is rumored to have a fear of bunnies. A phobic’s fear isn’t always of attack. (Although rabbit attacks apparently have occurred. A hissing, swimming rabbit approached President Jimmy Carter’s fishing boat in 1979.) Some phobias have more to do with disgust or revulsion at an animal’s perceived germy-ness. In the case of rabbits, this isn’t entirely imagined. Bunnies are the best-known source of tularemia, also known as “rabbit fever,” a bacterial infection that can be deadly if left untreated."

    It could be the text making a comment on "conditioning". Doesn't she produce a lot of rabbits in Tabula Rasa? It could be the text commenting on irrational fears as opposed to fears that have a rational basis.

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    I'm starting to feel there's a need to double check my rabbit is definitely shut up in its cage before risking sleeping in the same house as it!

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    Quote Originally Posted by TriBel View Post
    Nope...I'm flying the flag for British Hares. I'm not having it said that British Hares are cannibals...
    But can you defend the British deer?

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    Quote Originally Posted by ghoststar View Post
    But can you defend the British deer?
    Scottish, American, Canadian and Indian deer? Sigh...downside of having an Empire. With great power comes great responsibility. Give me 10 minutes and I'll find a way of blaming the EU.

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