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Who should be together for all eternity?

Bigwig/Thethuthinnang
2 (18.2%)
Boxwood/Haystack
0 (0%)
Clover/Holly
1 (9.1%)
Fiver/Vilthuril
3 (27.3%)
Hazel/Hyzenthlay
5 (45.5%)
Nildro-hain/Strawberry
0 (0%)
El-ahrairah/Nur-Rama
0 (0%)
Flairgold/Glanbrin
0 (0%)

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Re: Favourite canon couple (books)
« Reply #15 on: June 05, 2018, 07:14:28 PM »
As far as I remember, in the original book the only couples that are canonically stated are Boxwood x Haystack and Vilthuril x Fiver.

Strawberry, as we know, lost Nildro-hain. Clover was Laurel’s doe, but she left for the Watership warren and he stayed behind; and while it may be inferred that Holly is most probably her new mate, the book never actually says so; and the possibility of Buckthorn’s being the father of Clover’s litter is never definitely ruled out.
The SEQUEL book tells us Hyzanthlay becomes Hazel’s mate and co-chief rabbit- as well as confirming the hunch about Holly and Clover.

But honestly I am reluctant to consider TFWD as canon; I do not find it nearly so engaging as the first book.
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Re: Favourite canon couple (books)
« Reply #16 on: June 05, 2018, 07:48:13 PM »
There used to be a poll here, but it appears to have been lost in the server switch :( I re-added it.

Clover wad Laurel’s doe, but
I know Boxwood and Haystack were mates, but I don't remember anything being said about Clover and Laurel?

I agree that TFWD isn't as good as the original book, and I have mixed feelings about it.
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Re: Favourite canon couple (books)
« Reply #17 on: June 05, 2018, 10:55:31 PM »
Well— Laurel and Clover are described as a matched set- two of a kind. They are both short-haired black Angoras, just as Boxwood and Haystack are both black-and-white Himalayans. And the other two hutch rabbits were “together”, so that doesn’t leave either of them with too many other options. My guess is the book doesn’t really emphasize their coupledom strongly since Clover moves on and forms other attachments.
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Re: Favourite canon couple (books)
« Reply #18 on: June 06, 2018, 12:05:45 AM »
You make some valid points.  I had forgotten how Clover and Laurel were of the same breed (probably because she wasn't depicted as a black Angora in either the film or the TV series).

One thing I wonder though...why didn't the four Nuthanger Farm rabbits have kittens before they were freed?
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Re: Favourite canon couple (books)
« Reply #19 on: June 06, 2018, 01:22:34 AM »
For all we know, they may have.
I’d guess the baby rabbits would probably then have been sold.

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Re: Favourite canon couple (books)
« Reply #20 on: June 06, 2018, 01:39:06 AM »
Anyway to get back to the original question of ‘ships...

As I was saying, there don’t seem to be many canon couples, nor really any that we really get to SEE together as a couple. Even Fiver and Vilthuril we never actually see interacting.

Myself, I personally favor a ‘ship that has no official canon authorization; I like Hyzanthlay x Bigwig: whereas the sequel has her together with Hazel; and I can see why it makes sense, but I find her and Bigwig’s friendship one I wish to see continued. Besides, one of her litter is described as being particularly strong, and having to be taught not to bully (who does that remind you of?); AND Holly comments that he hopes they get more like this bunch- which makes me think of Hazel’s telling Bigwig that they’re relying on him to produce the warren a really good Owsla (-even Kehaar says he’s looking forward to coming back and frightening all the little Bigwigs away).

As I mentioned to you once before elsewhere, I would like to see a bit more development of Thethuthinnang’s character, and have *her* perhaps ship with Hazel.
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Re: Favourite canon couple (books)
« Reply #21 on: June 06, 2018, 04:52:12 PM »
I should make a thread about these two :D

It's interesting how, excluding mythological couples, Bigwig/Thethuthinnang is the only couple to have 0 votes.  I guess that makes sense, since Bigwig isn't very romantic :bigwig

I'm still waiting for that topic, if it's already created. I already gave my vote for Hazel and prim.   :hazel :primrose
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Re: Favourite canon couple (books)
« Reply #22 on: June 07, 2018, 01:12:20 AM »
I'm still waiting for that topic, if it's already created. I already gave my vote for Hazel and prim.   :hazel :primrose

In my own head-canon, Primrose is the name of Hazel’s only daughter.
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Re: Favourite canon couple (books)
« Reply #23 on: June 20, 2018, 12:57:49 AM »
I'm still waiting for that topic, if it's already created. I already gave my vote for Hazel and prim.   :hazel :primrose

In my own head-canon, Primrose is the name of Hazel’s only daughter.
Acacia is probably talking about a character called Primrose in the TV series.  She replaces Hyzenthlay and all the other Efrafan does, and mates with Hazel.

I like the idea of book-Hazel having a daughter by that name though :) Did you create names for his other kittens?
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Re: Favourite canon couple (books)
« Reply #24 on: June 20, 2018, 10:28:15 AM »
I was referring to gay couples like Hawkbit x Dandelion. Or Blackberry X Primrose (Hazentlay) ... Although it could also look good on this subject. X3     :dandelion :hawkbit          :blackberry2      :primrose

I'm just saying to keep the topics interesting.  :hannah4

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Re: Favourite canon couple (books)
« Reply #25 on: June 22, 2018, 02:58:03 AM »
I was referring to gay couples like Hawkbit x Dandelion. Or Blackberry X Primrose (Hazentlay) ... Although it could also look good on this subject. X3     :dandelion :hawkbit          :blackberry2      :primrose
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Re: Favourite canon couple (books)
« Reply #26 on: September 11, 2018, 06:45:47 PM »
Hazel x Hyzanthlay
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Re: Favourite canon couple (books)
« Reply #27 on: September 11, 2018, 09:33:43 PM »
I voted for :hyzenthlay and Hazel and Fiver and Vilthuril. It's nice that sweet li'l Fiver found a mate. I was getting Vilthuril confused with Thethinguncan'tspellname... the latter could also see things rather like Fiver, right? She was interesting, but I didn't remember that she became mates with Bigwig.
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Re: Favourite canon couple (books)
« Reply #28 on: September 14, 2018, 07:28:21 PM »
She was interesting, but I didn't remember that she became mates with Bigwig.
I think it was only mentioned in Tales from Watership Down.  However, it's been a while since I last read it, so I could be wrong...

Thethuthinnang shows up in the miniseries; it's going to be interesting to see how they handle her.
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