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The Alice Count; TV Tropes strikes again

Found another reference on TV Tropes and on a seemingly unlikely page at that.  More specifically, the reference was to one of the...stranger Alice inspired works that are out there (incidently, whoever was behind that one is a very warped man). If anyone is actually interested, follow the link (tvtropes.org/pmwiki/pmwiki.php/Main/DeadAllAlong), the reference is about half-way through the Anime and Manga section.

Current Count: 21

On a somewhat related note, I'm starting to get the feeling that the Sky HD ads that feature the Tim Burton version of Alice in Wonderland are stalking me. The ruddy things keep popping up everywhere. I can't count them though because I've already done so once and rules are rules.
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The Alice Count

Today's reference is courtesy of TV Tropes.org, a site which has eaten more of my time then any site should. Said reference described a...unusual use of quotes from Jabberwocky in a fan fiction.

Current Count: 19
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The Alice Count: Radom Edition

 Today's reference kind of came from nowhere and made very little sense, although I suppose that since this is Alice In Wonderland that we're talking about, that's probably fitting.  Basically there was a thread on a forum that I go on occasionally go on entitled "You are the...Sorting Hat" which was basically about what you'd do if you were the hat in question. After many responses that would be classed as trolling, someone posted this : "The Mad Hatter as the Sorting Hat with the March Rabbit."  I told you it made no sense. Still, it counts as a reference.

Edit: Just found another reference, a less nonsensical one this time, in the form of a post on a steampunk site which was entitled: "A Mysterious Moot of Steampunks gyre and gimble in the wabe."

Current Count: 18
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The Alice Count, yet again

Haven't come across anything today, however I did come across one on Tuesday but neglected to post it at the time due to being unwell. Said reference was in the film 'Dodgeball', with an commentator saying "Average Joe's hopes to drive their vorpal blade snicker-snack deep into the heart of the dodgeball jabberwocky that is the Globogym Purple Cobras."

Edit: Just got today's reference, an ad on a web page I was on for Sky HD featured a picture of the Johnny Depp-shaped incarnation of the  Mad Hatter.

Current Count: 16
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The Alice Count; Halloween Edition

The annual excuse for fancy dress and excessive sugar consumption has not let me down. I didn't go out myself as I'm too old for trick or treating and don't have any friends to invite me to parties *world's smallest violin plays in the background*. However, having a total lack of a social life is not something my sister shares and she did get invited to a party, which she attended dressed as a cat. She's just got back and has informed me that there was a girl dressed as Alice (classic Disney version, I think) who kept coming up to her and calling her her Cheshire cat.  Apparently 'Alice' was also a bit on the drunk side, obviously  'Drink Me' labels weren't necessary.

Current Count: 14
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The Alice Count

This time I've found an actual quote, which counts because I was looking fora particular quote about dogs at the time (which I still haven't found by the way). The quote I did find was: "Alice came to a fork in the road. 'Which road do I take?' she asked. 'Where do you want to go?', responded the Cheshire cat. 'I don't know.' Alice answered. 'Then,' said the cat, 'it doesn't matter."

Edit: Make that two quotes, the second one being: " 'All right,' said the Cat; and this time it vanished quite slowly, beginning with the end of the tail, and ending with the grin, which remained some time after the rest of it had gone."
-- Lewis Carroll, Alice's Adventures in Wonderland

Edit Number 2:  Today's turned out to be a busy day.  This computer is in the living room and my mum's watching TV. Anyway, she was flicking through the channels and X Factor (which I don't watch) came on briefly. Turns out one of the groups is called Wonderland.

Current Count: 13
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The Alice Count, again

Bit of a dry spell recently but I found a good one today in an online discussion on education. The quote: "Last century, AFAIK, education was vastly memorization-focused, especially primary education. I've got this turn-of-the-century arithmetic book that is just arithmetic facts rhymed to help you remember them—nothing conceptual at all. Or think of all those poems Alice tries to recite in Alice In Wonderland; they're parodies of poems that every girl would be expected to memorize in school."

Edit: Found another one, someone on a forum I hang around on uses the screen name 'Hatter', complete with an avatar of a guy in a top hat.

Current Count: 10
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Alice Count Update and Musings

Haven't found anything today, which isn't suprising since apart from going to an appointment down town I haven't been out today. I did come across a good one on Wednesday though, since a flick though a TV magazine resulted in me spotting a documentary series called Wonderland, which had nothing to do with it's namesake. There was also a couple on Tuesday which I'm not sure whether or not to count. Two were references to a couple of parodies from the early 20th century and the other was a TV program called 'Ponderland'. I'm not going to count the latter because it's a bit too much of a stretch but I'm in two minds about the other two since I first a came across them before I started this exercise.

Edit: I just found one for today, in the form of an Alice in Wonderland crossover where I'd never in a million years expect to see one. I've also decided to count the parodies mentioned above since I'd forgotten about them until I saw them again.

Current Count: 7

~Weaver