Fruiternal Instincts

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Fruiternal Instincts

Pomaceous encounters are not always salubrious.

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Cowabungaa

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I really like the drawings but I still have no idea what these comics are actually about.

Are they references to things? Allegories? Something else entirely? Sheer surrealism/absurdism? I don't know. It's cool though.
 

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Cowabungaa said:
I really like the drawings but I still have no idea what these comics are actually about.

Are they references to things? Allegories? Something else entirely? Sheer surrealism/absurdism? I don't know. It's cool though.
Does it really matter? All it boils down to are those:
Cowabungaa said:
muscular anthropomorphic elephant buttocks
Actually, yeah, I am personally not so sure anymore. The first few seemed to be a childhood ruined/enhanced [link = Enhanced]http://knowyourmeme.com/memes/childhood-enhanced [/link] , http://knowyourmeme.com/memes/ruined-childhood play on nostalgic property but I am not so sure what it is after today's comic. Still found it amusing.
 

ZZoMBiE13

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If caught in the wild by an enraged mother pear, simply lie still and play dead. Everyone knows that.

Other remedies include reciting Shakespearean soliloquies and blinking headlights. Or are those things that enrage them? Ah well.
 

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ZZoMBiE13 said:
If caught in the wild by an enraged mother pear, simply lie still and play dead. Everyone knows that.

Other remedies include reciting Shakespearean soliloquies and blinking headlights. Or are those things that enrage them? Ah well.
Everyone knows that you're supposed to lie still and await the arrival of James, the Great Fruit Hunter, and his giant peach.
On another note, I'm not 100% that these comics aren't some kind of psychological experiment to see what the hell we all talk about.
 

Lyvric

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pear - bear. moby dick - moby dill. 'gotcha nose! Most are plays on words or common phrases.

As far as Babar goes, well, he always kinda weirded me out as a kid. So passive I always thought he was unhappy. Now I can tell my mom why he was sad :p
 

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I once met a mother pear. Four cubs always followed behind her. Until one day a pear hunter came along. Never heard of that hunter again.
 

ZZoMBiE13

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tangoprime said:
ZZoMBiE13 said:
If caught in the wild by an enraged mother pear, simply lie still and play dead. Everyone knows that.

Other remedies include reciting Shakespearean soliloquies and blinking headlights. Or are those things that enrage them? Ah well.
Everyone knows that you're supposed to lie still and await the arrival of James, the Great Fruit Hunter, and his giant peach.
On another note, I'm not 100% that these comics aren't some kind of psychological experiment to see what the hell we all talk about.
Oh no. Oh you didn't hear?

James ate his Giant Peach, then slipped into a diabetic coma from all the natural sugar. I'm so sorry. It was all over the news in my head a few minutes ago, I figured you'd know.

Too soon friend, too soon.
 

Teoes

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Re: "if you make eye contact, you're already dead."

Well that's ok then. Mother pears, while dangerous, are eyeless.
 

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ZZoMBiE13 said:
If caught in the wild by an enraged mother pear, simply lie still and play dead. Everyone knows that.

Other remedies include reciting Shakespearean soliloquies and blinking headlights. Or are those things that enrage them? Ah well.
Also, pears can't run diagonally down a hill.

Of course, if you're in flat lands, you're screwed.
 

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<img width=200>http://fc03.deviantart.net/fs9/i/2006/058/0/9/The_Biting_Pear_of_Salamanca_by_ursulav.jpg

Out of sheer morbid curiousity, I've spent minutes trying to make eye contact with this pear, but it's not working. ;__;
 

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I would think that if you have the staring skills required to make eye contact with a pear you could stare it down, or do pears have an amazing starring talent that I have not been mate aware of.
 

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Cowabungaa said:
I really like the drawings but I still have no idea what these comics are actually about.

Are they references to things? Allegories? Something else entirely? Sheer surrealism/absurdism? I don't know. It's cool though.
There usually is. That's why I always find it worth to check the comments section a day later to see what Lerman himself has added about his art. But in terms of style these comics are very intriguing as well, poetical even.
 

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ZZoMBiE13 said:
If caught in the wild by an enraged mother pear, simply lie still and play dead. Everyone knows that.

Other remedies include reciting Shakespearean soliloquies and blinking headlights. Or are those things that enrage them? Ah well.
It's much simpler to just call on the mother pear's natural predator. It's nemesis.
Should these titans meet, it would surely be climactic.
 

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lacktheknack said:
<img width=200>http://fc03.deviantart.net/fs9/i/2006/058/0/9/The_Biting_Pear_of_Salamanca_by_ursulav.jpg

Out of sheer morbid curiousity, I've spent minutes trying to make eye contact with this pear, but it's not working. ;__;
Darn you! Beat me to it!

I don't think there was a more appropriate time to post that image.
 

Nick Lerman

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Don't fuck with mother-pear!

...I think I already have, since Pear's are my favorite fruit and I ate a ton of em...sorry oh wise mother-pear...
 

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I don't usually do this when I'm not home, but I just discovered your comics (I'm so late!) and I can't believe I've been missing out on these gems. They're abstract and crazy but they make sense in some weird, twisted way and I love them.

I even love your comments almost as much. It's like the comic but in word form.

I hope you stay on the site for a long time, or I'll follow you to wherever you go. This stuff is too amazing to pass up. I can't wait to see what comes next.

I love how crazy the premise is, a pear chasing you down because you hold her baby pear, but it makes a story in my head. Either my lack of sleep caught up with me or I don't know but I'm happy it made me understand.

'sendshugs'
 

Nick Lerman

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CleverCover said:
'sendshugs'
Hugs received and appreciated!

It is probably hard for you guys to figure out where I'm coming from.
I regularly have trouble myself.
I often like to make comics that enable the viewer to fill in the sensical gaps with their own narrative.
The how, what and why can be what you make it and in that process I hope that you make it funnier on a personal level.
Sometimes this process fails.
When it does I just draw clowns or parody something from my youth.

I have been protecting you from the clowns but I can't hold them back for much longer.
 

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The Facebook replies state "Fruit with Peril". My initial reaction was "Fraught with Pear".

If you examine the baby pear in this comic, you will note certain visual dissimilarities between it and the larger pear breaking through the tree line. While the larger pear is clearly acting out the protective role of a loving adult figure in the young pear's life, I doubt it is the fabled Mother Pear. It's probably just the Au Pear.