Wednesday, July 23, 2014
Alice's Adventures in Humperland - Down the tepid hole
" That is not said right,' said the Caterpillar.
'Not QUITE right, I'm afraid,' said Alice, timidly, 'some of the words have got altered.'
'It is wrong from beginning to end,' said the Caterpillar decidedly. "
So, Erika Thorkveld had this sunstroke... I mean, this absolutely zany idea. Brilliant choice of quote at the beginning btw!
She made this set inspired by the first chapter of the famous Lewis Carroll novel. Which, as she reminds us, is public domain and you can find on the Internet for free, in case you are up for a good reading.
Erika's post about it can be found of course on her super-up-to-date blog. I am quoting her comments in flickr that outline the idea behind this project and explain some more:
'If you need it, the original novel is in the public domain, you can read it here for example. Feel free to pick whatever you like in it, doesn't have to be chapter 2.
Most of the props have been done by me so I can give them away, even the rabbit av is full perms. The only thing that isn't is Alice's outfit, so you'll have to use me to get the exact same one. I'm sure it's possible to find something close enough if you prefer to have someone else as Alice. *smiles*[...]
Now I would love to see some other people take over and do a few other chapters of the book, I sure won't be able to do everything by myself - chapter 1 was already quite a piece of work… But well… I know people have more ideas than time to make them happen, so maybe I'm dreaming a little. *smiles*
Anyway, I am posting on the blog a few of the pics from the set, but of course I urge you once more to go see it on Erika's, for her pornified version of it is just so highly entertaining. Congrats on this astonishing effort in production and writing, and enjoy!
"She watched the rabbit running away with eyes open wide until it disappeared in the forest nearby."
"What a strange hole it was for a tree!"
"As soon as her waist got out of the hole, she slipped out completely and fell down."
"She opened the pot, dipped her fingers in it, raised them to her mouth, and licked them eagerly."
"She hasn't been far behind the rabbit: there it was, right in front of her, but running fast."
"It was a very tiny one, and it looked like the key might work with it."
"[She] wrapped her lips around it, and pushed herself forward, getting it as deep as she dared."
"And again, she spotted something that she was sure wasn't there before."