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Alice in Wonderland and dogs on death row... [Sep. 16th, 2003|04:57 pm]
Miss Von Trapp
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[Music |Still got the Worm song in my head...many diff. versions!!]

I have begun re-reading 'Alice in Wonderland' and 'Through the Looking Glass' for a film project I am involved with in alice_x...

Having read both books when I was probably about 7-ish and upon reading them again now, I am surprising myself with just how much 'Alice...' has influenced my sensibilities growing up...all the 'reeling and writhing and fainting in coils'...'speak roughly to your little boy and beat him when he sneezes, he only does it to annoy because he knows it teases'...everything I have read so far (I'm up to the Mock Turtle atm) is so vivid in my memory!!!

I recall that when I was about 10 or so...my friends and I had a gang, in which ALL we did was put on 'Alice In Wonderland' every Saturday...I was always Alice...and wore about 8 different dresses one on top of the other for convenient scene changes...we went under a chair in the garden for the rabbit-hole...and that was a supreme effort in all those layers...my sister was the White Rabbit and sang the Disney song...
(I'm late, I'm late, so very very late, no time to say hello, goodbye, I'm late I'm late I'm late, I'm overdue, I'm in a hurry too...blah blah)...then we'd all have a teaparty on the swings...I forget where it went from there, but it was an extrememly potted version of the story hehe.

And Snoopy as the 'Cheshire Beagle'...practising on top of his kennel always made me laugh too...

Ok, I'm going to stop reminiscing now...

I've been in and fed Marshall, I'm going to go and cook some liver in about half-an-hour...and the highlight of work last night (apart from teasing James about his Yahoo profile in which he lists hotmail as a favourite site, and texting and his girlfriend as a hobby) was an envelope with 'I am a poor puppy on death row at a dog market in South Korea' printed on the front...we speculated what form of death it would recieve, what its last chosen meal would be and whether or not it was required to wear an orange boiler suit, specially tailored for a dog...god, were we bored...

I didn't manage to get up early enough to go to the Swarthmore and find out about Japanese classes...it's probably too late anyway...but I will try to do so tommorow before I go to theatre for Weird Cabaret rehearsals...I've also emailed my director all that stuff about the Worm Song from Sunday hehe...so thankyou to everyone who helped with that!:)

Ta-ta for now, need a cup of tea!!


[User Picture]From: wyldkyss
2003-09-16 09:49 am (UTC)
I still want to know what you find out about the Japanese class ;)
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[User Picture]From: missvontrapp
2003-09-16 10:11 am (UTC)
I'll do my best to get up there tommorrow...I believe it starts next week...and is basic japanese for beginners (language).

Free food tho apparently...so I can go before work and get fed lol...if there's spaces left.
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[User Picture]From: wyldkyss
2003-09-16 10:16 am (UTC)
Food is always good. :)

Anna runs an asian mart a couple of blocks from where I live, and she teaches a cooking class like once a month. I need to look into that.
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[User Picture]From: vimster
2003-09-16 10:28 am (UTC)
Oh girls games, playing Alice In Wonderland. We used to get veg crates from the local Spar, use bent nails to hold some old pram wheels on, and kart. Either that or we'd set up stunts, which usually incolved building a huge wall of boxes or boards, putting a load of rotting carpet tiles on the other side, then divng or cycling straight through it. Suprisingly satisfying it was too.

Fancy putting Hotmail as a hobby. Now if he was a serial spammer, I could understand.

That poor Korean Dog, when you say 'last meal', who's meal exactly? It could go either way.

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[User Picture]From: missvontrapp
2003-09-16 10:38 am (UTC)
I had a doll's 'Marmet' pram...took out the pram bit, folded the chassis down, strapped on a jaffa crate, tied on string for 'steering' (you had to use your feet...there WAS NO steering hehe)...

...and used to go suicidally down the hill and across the road...

...not to mention the cycling round the river in salisbury...downhill towards it with feet on the handlebars and a sharp turn at the bottom lest you fell in...

...and the tree-climbing and trap-digging in the woods hehe...

Girl Games??? Pshaw!
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[User Picture]From: vimster
2003-09-16 10:45 am (UTC)
Okay okay :) I can see you now, returning home, caked in mud and green from grass burns, panting and pink. Insert your own line there, boom boom.

Seriously, it all came to an end when they brought out the ZX Spectrum. At least you could have a teaparty AND a game of Knightlore at the same time.
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[User Picture]From: missvontrapp
2003-09-16 10:47 am (UTC)
Ahh but I'd have KILLED for Snoopy Tennis on the Game & Watch...had to content myself with my StarWars figures, model red indians and a wall lol!
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[User Picture]From: missvontrapp
2003-09-16 12:19 pm (UTC)

Re: Lewis Carroll


I don't do tv (one day, she mused)

...I've been doing theatre for years and kinda like the interactive audience.

My aunt was pretty good tho...(she's died before I was born and her birthday was a day before mine woooooooh!)

June Thorburn: http://us.imdb.com/name/nm0861185/
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[User Picture]From: missvontrapp
2003-09-16 08:40 pm (UTC)

Re: Lewis Carroll

I don't think so...

Oh, btw, *namedropping again*...Cary Grant (Archibald Leach - real name) was one of my distant relations too...sort of a great great uncle or something on my mother's side...


I much prefer the atmosphere a live audience generates...I really get a fantastic energy out of that...but I wouldn't turn tv/movies down hehe...
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