Uh... it's hell being a balloon? Seriously think about it, you can't really control where you go in a moderate wind, you have no way of interacting with anything, your only purpose is to float and be towed around places, you can pretty die anywhere outside a house. I'd be a little suicidal if I were sentient in that situation.

Also, the Mushroom War also involved the return of magic, so there's that.

Dr. Epic, you should find a nice piece of fanart to top this strip.