"But I don't want to go among mad people," Alice remarked. "Oh, you can't help that," said the Cat: "We're all mad here. I'm mad. You're mad." "How do you know I'm mad?" said Alice. "You must be," said the Cat, "otherwise you wouldn't have come here."

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    Mar 20, 2008 7:35 PM GMT
    So... i have this odd obsession with Alice's Adventures in Wonderland and Through the Looking Glass and What Alice Found there. Specifically i have an obsession with the Cheshire Cat.

    Any of you other guys have odd obessions with books, movies, tv shows, or toys from your childhood?

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    Mar 20, 2008 7:40 PM GMT
    I think most of us have some sort of interest and or obsession.....

    One of them for me:

    Three Investigators Mysteries: The book series started out like way back in the mid 1960's and originally was fashioned after the "Hardy Boys" mysteries. By the time I came across them there were quite a few written by Robert Arthur and other writers.
    I loved it. The story of 3 teenagers that were intrigued with solving mysteries. They were exceptionally well written. I think my favorite was
    "The Mystery of Death Trap Mine".

    I even wrote a spin off from this book (with the guests they had written in). My cousin read it all.. so much for youthful enthusiasm!


    Another: Charlie Brown & Snoopy.... No wonder I love beagles so much!
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    Mar 20, 2008 7:46 PM GMT
    StripperRocco saidSo... i have this odd obsession with Alice's Adventures in Wonderland and Through the Looking Glass and What Alice Found there. Specifically i have an obsession with the Cheshire Cat.


    So what is it that obsesses you about the Cheshire Cat?
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    Mar 20, 2008 7:47 PM GMT


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    Mar 20, 2008 7:49 PM GMT
    Caslon said[quote][cite]StripperRocco said[/cite]So... i have this odd obsession with Alice's Adventures in Wonderland and Through the Looking Glass and What Alice Found there. Specifically i have an obsession with the Cheshire Cat.


    So what is it that obsesses you about the Cheshire Cat?[/quote]

    That's a good question. I really don't know. I did get to dance the role of the Cheshire Cat once in a ballet of Alice in Wonderland. The COOLEST part about that was that our Alice was a twin! I got to partner both of them as Alice... you can imagine the fun we had with the whole "Through the looking glass..." part! icon_twisted.gif
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    I dont believe you danced ballet. You have to post pics of you in your tights...frontal and rear views please... icon_rolleyes.gif
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    Caslon saidI dont believe you danced ballet. You have to post pics of you in your tights...frontal and rear views please... icon_rolleyes.gif


    uummm darling... there are pics of me in tights from rehearsals this past summer in my profile already...
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    I'm a bit obsessive about this show...
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    StripperRocco said[quote][cite]Caslon said[/cite]I dont believe you danced ballet. You have to post pics of you in your tights...frontal and rear views please... icon_rolleyes.gif


    uummm darling... there are pics of me in tights from rehearsals this past summer in my profile already... [/quote]

    You call those pictures....they are taken half way across a gymnasium.....I need tight shots...and crop the girl! .... icon_lol.gif
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    Mar 20, 2008 8:18 PM GMT
    Caslon said[quote][cite]StripperRocco said[/cite][quote][cite]Caslon said[/cite]I dont believe you danced ballet. You have to post pics of you in your tights...frontal and rear views please... icon_rolleyes.gif


    uummm darling... there are pics of me in tights from rehearsals this past summer in my profile already... [/quote]

    You call those pictures....they are taken half way across a gymnasium.....I need tight shots...and crop the girl! .... icon_lol.gif[/quote]

    HA HA HA HA I'll see what i can do for you...

    But while i'm doing that Caslon... why don't you chare what obsession you might have... other than ballet boys in tights? icon_twisted.gif
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    Mar 20, 2008 9:10 PM GMT
    i'm obsessed with tolkien. "the silmarillion," "the hobbit" and "the lord of the rings" - i just love them... the lanugages, cultures, history, geography... it's so lush. i really feel a kinship to sméagol/gollum. i love that entire oeuvre. i bought "the children of hurin," but i've not read it yet... it fits between sil and hobbit
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    Since StripperRocco just told me I have to, I guess I'll spill, though I'm not sure 'obsession' is the right word. I have the entire Star Trek: Deep Space Nine DVD set at home, and work my way through all seven seasons over and over. It's my comfort show, I guess, and I'm in awe of Avery Brooks' strong, temperamental role.

    There. I've confessed the extent of my geekiness. Now get off my case, Rocco, I was busy at the gym! icon_surprised.gif
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    Umm..

    I saw what has to be one of my favourite quotes from Alice/Through the Looking Glass and What Alice Saw There and just about came in my pants. True story!

    I've read and reread that book a bajillion times since I was a kid and I've probably seen that Disney cartoon based on them just as often.

    [quote]"Would you tell me, please, which way I ought to go from here?"
    "That depends a good deal on where you want to get to," said the Cat.
    "I don't much care where –" said Alice.
    "Then it doesn't matter which way you go," said the Cat.
    "– so long as I get somewhere," Alice added as an explanation.
    "Oh, you're sure to do that," said the Cat, "if you only walk long enough."[/quote]

    I've also just recently gotten re-obsessed with reading all my Hardy Boys mysteries books I have (I'm pretty sure I have 1 through 56). I've read about 8 or 9 in the last week.
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    Latte...

    did u see the miniseries back in, i wanna say the late 80's... possibly early '90s that had EVERY star in it? My god i loved Sammy Davis Jr as the Caterpiller tap dancing to "You are old father william".
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    I have an obsession with The Office. I memorize quotes and use them in public places. I have lost friends due to my ornery ways.

    Did you know that "gay" used to mean "happy"? When I was growing up, it meant "lame."

    And now it means a man who makes love to other men.

    We're all homos. Homo sapiens.
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    StripperRocco saidSo... i have this odd obsession with Alice's Adventures in Wonderland and Through the Looking Glass and What Alice Found there. Specifically i have an obsession with the Cheshire Cat.

    Any of you other guys have odd obessions with books, movies, tv shows, or toys from your childhood?



    Another example metaphor for Alice In Wonderland, the celebrity...



    of course the only way out of the rabbit hole for them is becoming irrelevant or death.
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    I'm not obsessed with Marvel comics at all. Haven't read them for decades. And yet..I seem to be the one explaining character backgrounds to all my friends for the movies. "Rise of the Silver Surfer" was a disappointment because I explained the plot, to friends who didn't want to ruin it for me, from the original print comic. They left out the off-world battle between Galacticus and Thing though.

    But I'm not obsessed.
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    Mar 24, 2008 6:47 AM GMT
    I feel they same way about Alice in Wonderland! I don't know why? I haven't read the books but I will soon. I guess I obsess over it too because sometimes I feel like I am Alice. I feel like I am in a different world filled with mad people who have no idea who I am. I feel like I am lost in a world that is not mine and I never really fit in with anyone or any group. My favorite quote is ,and I am going from memory, its like " I give my self good advice all the time, but I seldom ever take it" .....Something like that. But that is the definition of me.
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    WAAAAAAAAAAH!

    I was probably Lewis Carroll in my past reincarnation. ROFL. I simply love the guy.

    I first read it when I was still in elementary school. Both the books Alice's Adventures in Wonderland and Through the Looking Glass. I've reread it again and again as I grew up, and kept finding new nuances to the story that wouldn't have made sense to me when I was younger.

    It's simply something more than just children's literature.

    Try finding Carroll's The Hunting of the Snark too.

    Anyway, a proof to my obsession is that for our high school yearbook, we were allowed to have a personal motto.

    Mine was:

    `Twas brillig, and the slithy toves
    Did gyre and gimble in the wabe:
    All mimsy were the borogoves,
    And the mome raths outgrabe.


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    BTW, dancerjack, I was addicted to learning Elvish (er.. Quenya) in High School too. Unfortunately, only one passage ever stuck to my mind:

    "Laurie lantar lassi surinen"
    Golden fall the leaves in the wind

    from the poem Namarie (Farewell)

    I think Tolkein would've made me one of the Men from the East, hehe. I can still write Tengwar though, if given the alphabet table. hehe

    P.S. I found the Cheshire cat creepy. Also Tweedledum and Tweedledee gave me nightmares when I was younger, I think. LOL And I hated the Caterpillar for other reasons...

    I like the Dormouse, the Mad Hatter, and the March Hare. The Red Queen too. icon_razz.gif
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    Sedative14 saidWAAAAAAAAAAH!

    I was probably Lewis Carroll in my past reincarnation. ROFL. I simply love the guy.

    I first read it when I was still in elementary school. Both the books Alice's Adventures in Wonderland and Through the Looking Glass. I've reread it again and again as I grew up, and kept finding new nuances to the story that wouldn't have made sense to me when I was younger.

    It's simply something more than just children's literature.

    Try finding Carroll's The Hunting of the Snark too.

    Anyway, a proof to my obsession is that for our high school yearbook, we were allowed to have a personal motto.

    Mine was:

    `Twas brillig, and the slithy toves
    Did gyre and gimble in the wabe:
    All mimsy were the borogoves,
    And the mome raths outgrabe.


    icon_lol.gif

    BTW, dancerjack, I was addicted to learning Elvish (er.. Quenya) in High School too. Unfortunately, only one passage ever stuck to my mind:

    "Laurie lantar lassi surinen"
    Golden fall the leaves in the wind

    from the poem Namarie (Farewell)

    I think Tolkein would've made me one of the Men from the East, hehe. I can still write Tengwar though, if given the alphabet table. hehe

    P.S. I found the Cheshire cat creepy. Also Tweedledum and Tweedledee gave me nightmares when I was younger, I think. LOL And I hated the Caterpillar for other reasons...

    I like the Dormouse, the Mad Hatter, and the March Hare. The Red Queen too. icon_razz.gif


    I'm currently reading a book called "The Looking Glass Wars". In it there is a character called simply The Cat. It is pretty much the Queen of Hearts top assassin. I'm LIVING for the character (as i would since i also have a weird love for assassins).
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    StripperRocco saidSo... i have this odd obsession with Alice's Adventures in Wonderland and Through the Looking Glass and What Alice Found there.


    I've always been a huge fan of Alice. I am sure that reading those books fueled my sense of humor for life. One of my favorite passages from Through The Looking Glass:

    `I don't REJOICE in insects at all,' Alice explained, `because I'm rather afraid of them -- at least the large kinds. But I can tell you the names of some of them."

    `Of course they answer to their names?' the Gnat remarked carelessly.

    `I never knew them do it.'

    `What's the use of their having names the Gnat said, `if they won't answer to them?' . . .

    . . .`And then there's the Butterfly,' Alice went on . . .

    `Crawling at your feet,' said the Gnat (Alice drew her feet back in some alarm), `you may observe a Bread-and-Butterfly. Its wings are thin slices of Bread-and-butter, its body is a crust, and its head is a lump of sugar.'

    `And what does IT live on?'

    `Weak tea with cream in it.'

    A new difficulty came into Alice's head. `Supposing it couldn't find any?' she suggested.

    `Then it would die, of course.'

    `But that must happen very often,' Alice remarked thoughtfully.

    `It always happens,' said the Gnat.


    I always found this hilarious.




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    Mar 25, 2008 3:18 PM GMT
    Obsessions?

    Well I collect "The Hardy Boys" books, and I have read "The Lord Of The Rings" eight times, and "The Chronicles of Narnia" seven or eight times.

    "Alice In Wonderland" and "Through The Looking Glass" are two of the most unusual and imaginative books I have ever read.
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    i'm tearing through harry potter, but i'm not sure i'd call it an obsession so much as a fond interest.
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    dancerjack saidi'm tearing through harry potter, but i'm not sure i'd call it an obsession so much as a fond interest.


    I read my first Harry Potter book circa 1998. I went to midnight book launches for Goblet of Fire, Order of the Phoenix, Half Blood Prince and Deathly Hallows. My friends and I have spent countless hours between 2002 and 2007 discussing what we thought was going to happen in the next book. When Deathly Hallows came out, my friends and I had a Harry Potter book reading party after we bought the book. Every 5 chapters we would stop reading and discuss what happened. Occasionally, we'd discuss how right my theories were. I've seen every movie that's had a midnight release in my area at midnight. Then I've seen it again at least another 2 or 3 times before opening weekend was out.

    I'd say for a looong time, I was pretty obsessed. I've read through the entire series again 4 times since last July. Which means that over the years, I've probably read some of the books at least a million times.