Book 8-07 – morning

Book 8-07 – morning


20 thoughts on “Book 8-07 – morning”

  1. Azreal DuCain says:

    I know this might seem odd to some people but dawn isn’t early. Dawn typically doesn’t come until well after 9am depending on what month it is and how far North you are. Mark is completely right about it being unusual for farmers to be starting work at a time when they can see what they’re doing.

    1. Shieltar says:

      That time depends on your latitude. In the UK sunrise occurs between 8:00AM GMT at winter and 4:00AM BST in summer.

      as this is autumn in the UK, that means it’s roughly 6 in the morning.

      1. Yet_Pone_More_Idiot says:

        Very true. For instance today in the UK, daylight is 6:14am – 7:49pm. (13hrs 35min)

        At the winter solstice, it is 8:03am – 3:53pm. (7hrs 50min)
        And at the summer solstice, it’s 4:43am – 9:21pm. (16hrs 38mins)

        As such, many farmers in the UK would consider getting up and starting work at day 5am as normal. Meaning they’d’ve had to get up perhaps as early as 4. So yeah, Mark’s dad let him sleep in a little bit. 🙂

      2. ryttyr says:

        If you wanted the time of day to be more clear you could have put a clock somewhere in the background (like on the kitchen wall behind Mark’s head about where the “Ding Dong” is and move the “Ding Dong” down a bit. Or perhaps on a night stand next to the bed in the first pane, that would probably have been best place for it).

    2. Borg says:

      The modal person lives around the northern edge of the tropics, at 23.5 degrees north [1]. That gives a minimum day length of about 10.5 hours, and thus a latest sunrise before 7 AM relative to solar noon (which I’m just going to pretend is the same as clock noon, because that’s close enough). To get sunrise to 9 AM at midwinter, you need to get to about 58.5 degrees from the equator. Thus, if you are for example in North America you are in Canada or Alaska (and are north of Juneau, not to mention most civilization), and if you are in Europe you are in Scandanavia (excluding Denmark, which is too far south), Estonia, Russia, or at the very northernmost tip of Scotland. And if you’re in the southern hemisphere you cannot be on any continent (or major island) but Antarctica. If you want to have sunrise after 9 for three months out of the year (in order to call it typical, since we’re not going to a pole to get six months) you must get to about 67.5 degrees from the equator, which of course puts you in the Arctic or Antarctic circle.

      Of course, once you take time zones into account you can tweak times by living at the edge of a time zone, but even if we assume an adjustment of plus one hour (due to living at the edge of a significantly overextended time zone) the thresholds are still about 49 degrees and 59.5 degrees.


      1. MOW says:

        But then, sun’s path is more angled the closer you get to any pole, so the time span from “horizon starts to light up” to “it’s bright enough to see what I am doing” could b quite long. Especially when surrounded by mountains.

  2. Ryan says:

    Aww, this is just all kinds of wholesome, and I am 110% on board with all of it.

  3. ryttyr says:

    That door is opened the wrong way btw. In the previous page it opened inwards and was hinged on the right side of the door frame (seen from the inside) but here it opens outwards and is hinged on the left. I see that the magic of the pony sisters have already started to affect the house.

    1. ryttyr says:

      Nevermind, I just noticed we’re seeing it from the outside here. Sorry.

      1. ryttyr says:

        But then… where is the ivory that was growing on either side of the door?

        1. Yet_Pone_More_Idiot says:

          I’d presume you mean the ivy that was growing, not ivory? 🙂

          1. ryttyr says:

            Yes. (Stupid autocorrect…)

  4. vis says:

    imma be honest, I thought that was Grace’s dad for a few seconds.

    1. Ryan says:

      Oh good, so it’s not just me.

  5. VulpesRex says:

    Sooo – do they start on the Farm (Fields, barn, equipment), or do they start on the farmhouse (which looks like something from the battlefield at Verdun)?

    1. Yet_Pone_More_Idiot says:

      Well I’ll admit I know next-to-nothing about working farms, but I’d say getting the farm itself – any crops, any buildings for farm animals, etc – in a usable state would be far more important than fixing up your own living quarters. The most vital part of the farm is the bit that will produce, well, produce, and make some money to keep things going. Where you eat and sleep isn’t going to do that, so it’s not vital.

      1. Arn says:

        Right now the house is dry and warm.
        So “Do the outdoor work first.”

  6. Krystal says:

    Freaking hell, this comic is so fucking awesome! I really hope he keeps doing this all the way until or maybe even past the point “equestria is born” :3

    I wrote a fanfic god knows how long ago with a similar idea of humans existing before the ponies but my had wizards and witches and stuff. :3

  7. Mark H says:

    Most of the time we can see what were doing, morning chores are feeding chickens, milking cows and the like. Most of which is in the barn under the lights.

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