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    The Rabbit Hole of Alice in Wonderland Adaptions

    What is it about Lewis Carroll’s Alice in Wonderland that has managed to endure so many remakes without audiences calling for enough? With the exception of adaptions such as the video game Alice: Madness Within and books like Alice in Zombieland, few break outside of the original story and yet, particularly throughout the nineties, every time you turn around there appears to be a new adaption.

    • Just a few quick pointers - it might be worth combining this topic suggestion with the three previous 'Alice' topic suggestions here at The Artifice - see "Alice in Wonderland: in Adaptation: What Makes it so Difficult?, The Legacy of Alice in Wonderland and American McGee's Alice in Wonderland, all of which have a similar theme in mind re adaption/adaptation (whichever variation is preferred). There's also the recent suggestion that Carroll's original intention behind writing 'Alice's Adventures in Wonderland' was to parody and pick apart what he saw as the inherent weakness of new abstract mathematics - a theory that actually makes a lot of sense if you really dig into the original text and read between the lines. Reductio ad absurdum, as Carroll decided, declaring that the new mathematics was nearly impossible to teach. It might also be worth bearing in mind, with regard to filmed versions of the story, that the world's first 'Alice in Wonderland' (silent) film was made in 1903. A partially restored copy is available on You Tube, for those interested. – Amyus 6 years ago
    • As a beautiful tale for children; the timeless classic is often overlooked as a treat for adults too. The Mad Hatter is such a character who can produce huge amounts of contents alone. – TheBlackCurse 6 years ago

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    I love the idea of sharing my writing with others, but unless I am 120% satisfied with it, the thought of showing anything sub-par to someone I know for help is terrifying and something I am working to overcome. There is such an expectation for writers to always be perfect, that people don’t grasp just how much time and help goes in to getting it to that standard.

    The Neediness of a Writer

    From what I’ve seen of the new Pottermore it’s essentially a less organised wiki, which is really disappointing. I loved the old Pottermore for finally having a place that fostered my unabashed Slytherin Pride. It seems the more that JK tries to ‘please’ readers these days, the more disappointing things become.

    The Lost Civilization of Pottermore

    So long as the writer isn’t trying to profit from the work, it’s an amazing way for young people to develop a love of writing. I used to write fanfiction and the constant feedback is what helped me develop my style of writing today. It’s also a great way for people to gain confidence in regards to their writing, as nothing was more encouraging than a review on my latest chapter. Personally, I think without it I would have given up writing a long time ago if I felt like I wasn’t getting that approval at such a young age.

    Fanfictions - Delusions or Expressions of Admiration?