Mad Murderess Tea Party


In the past, whenever I thought of Alice in Wonderland, I imagined the main character to be a spacy child who didn’t mind having an adventure or three. Her dazedness veered a bit towards the dangerous… okay, a lot towards dangerous—I mean, who goes around eating and drinking stuff they find in strange rabbit holes? I thought of her as naïve, even daring…

Then Alice: Madness Returns and my thoughts about the little girl fill with blades, blood, and a rabid looking Cheshire Cat… wearing a gold hoop.
Hm… it seems that things have always been dark, surreal, and straight up creepy in Alice’s mind. Could she have been wishing for the wrong sort of fairy tales?    
“I almost wish I hadn’t gone down that rabbit-hole, and yet, and yet—It’s rather curious, you know, this sort of life. I do wonder what can have happened to me! When I used to read fairy-tales, I fancied that sort of thing never happened, and now here I am in the middle of one! There ought to be a book written about me…”

Yes, Alice wanted a book. But as it often happens with wishes, people (and fairy tale characters) rarely get exactly what they want. Alice has many books these days, and “a psychological horror video game,” where mad murderess Alice plays with gore-covered blades as she waits to share tea and a frosted snail with you. 
Wait a minute What is the meaning of this! What the bloody hell do you think you are doing?
Don’t get too mad, Psycho Alice; Prissy Alice is just jealous of your bloody blade and splendid stockings.

“We’re all mad here. I’m mad. You’re mad.” ~ Alice in Wonderland
And Vanessa, the hostess of the Mad Tea Party 2013, is the maddest of us all. Go check…

images via Alice in Madness 

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55 comments:

  1. Alice is one of the most enigmatic and polysemantic characters. I always used to think of that caterpillar giving out puffs of smoke from hookah... not a children's literature feature...
    Alice is a strange girl and she goes to the place she belongs to I believe. We like her but we can't understand her completely.
    Great pictures... I am so sleepy today, I might doze off and see ..Wonderland.

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    1. I've always thought Alice to be a little creepy. The way she talks and acts is just so deliciously odd. And a little scary at times.

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  2. I love it, Magaly! That Alice game was one of my favorite a while back. It was truly disturbing. I identify with the original Alice quite a lot, because the world just doesn't make sense to me most of the time, so I'm learning to simply shrug and make my way through the madness. Oh, and I may have a childhood history of multiple gastric emergencies related to eating things "because they were pretty"...pokeweed, irises, vines...cakes and mystery beverages aren't a big stretch for me. lol

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    1. The world doesn't make sense, but she still makes the best of it--what a girl! She reminds me of someone I know well...

      I just pictured you eating unidentified things. My goodness, the gourmet adventures we would have had if we had grown up together ;-D

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  3. I like the idea of Alice as a mad murderess! Prissy Alice is annoying.

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    1. I have a feeling that she would smile, sweetly, after butchering someone. Yep, the girl has (creepy) style...

      And I can't get over Prissy Alice's mustache bangs LOL

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  4. I don't play games much, so this movie is what springs to mind when I hear the word 'Alice'. http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Alice_(miniseries)

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    1. I've never played the games, but I do love the pictures. I so hope they make this one into a movie. *grins, imagining the creepiness*

      Will check out the miniseries ;-)

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  5. The video game is excellent!

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    1. Did you ever review it? If you did, point me towards it. I would love to read your take on it.

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  6. I played the original American McGee's Alice ages ago when it came out on the PC and was giddy as could be when Madness Returns came out.

    If I can be totally honest, I've always loved Alice in Wonderland, but in my head it was always a lot creepier than most made it out to be. I imagined the hatter as a dark, lurid creature and the Queen of Hearts as a vanglorious, once beautiful, cougar. So when that first Alice game came out, it satisfied my own Wonderland imaginings in the biggest way. ;-)

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    1. You know, I don't play video games, but I might have to change that fact in order to get one on one with all this bloody madness. Should I start with the first one, or should I just jump to Alice: Madness Returns

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  7. Well now we are all in for a treat and I am looking forward to it all.........every bloody bit. Oma Linda
    PS Bad Alice sends her regards from C de C

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    1. I knew Bad (and bloody) Alice lived near you, but I never suspected you guys knew each other. Silly me! Let her know that I really like her ginormous knife ;-D

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  8. Do you play computer games? I loved Madness Returns, it was beautiful, nasty and gory all at once. I wrote a post about how that game got me through last year's nasty flu.

    Happy Mad Tea Party Magaly! You are cordially invited to mine :) http://msmisantropia.blogspot.se/2013/07/its-mad-tea-party-giveaway.html#comment-form

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    1. I don't play any kind of electronic games. Well, I guess puzzles and word games don't count in this case, right? I used to practice with tactical "games" while in the military, so computer games began to feel like work. After reading about Alice: Madness Returns I find myself intrigued...

      I'll stop by for a cup of madness ;-D

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  9. Oh the worlds I have missed by being older than video games.

    Yes, Alice (and her original creator) do have a darker side.

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    1. It seems we are on the same boat, DogsMom. But hey, it doesn't have to stay that way. I think I'll definitely go exploring new old worlds... ;-D

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  10. AWESOME MAD tea party!!!! Think I'll stay awhile . . . I enjoy all the madness!!

    xoxo

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    1. By all means, I hope you delight in it ;-D

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  11. I love your Madness Teaparty...thanks for sharing...have a nice day
    Hugs
    Kerstin from Germany

    http://cobblestone-prims.blogspot.de/2013/07/happy-un-birthday.html

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  12. Loved the Party! Thanks so much for the invite.
    Wende

    http://creativeartseatables.wordpress.com/2013/07/13/tea-party-madness/

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    1. Crazy has a special hint of delicious, doesn't it? ;-D

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  14. Deliciously creepy indeed! There are all kinds of parties out there! Love it!

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  15. Love the darkness - glad I'm not the only poster who decided to take Alice down a darker path :)

    Thank you so much for sharing!

    Please do stop by my party as well, but beware the Jaberwock is lurking about!

    ~Shauna

    http://shaunahenryart.blogspot.com/2013/07/a-mad-tea-party.html

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    1. Yay! Can't wait to fly over to your cyber-home and drink up a taste of your Mad Alice Dark Yumminess ;-D

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  16. Hahahaha. Yeah, I always love the dark path as well. Malice in Wonderland can be great. :)

    Thanks for letting me share in your fun. When you have a free moment, drop by my tea party.

    ~ Misha

    http://dawaioser.livejournal.com/832697.html

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    1. I, too, love the different paths people take in order to arrive to the same mad fun. It puts a smile in the eyes of Imagination ;-D

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  17. This is a great post! You made me laugh Magaly ;o) Way to go Mad Alice ;o) Hugs ;o)

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    1. I do love filling you with laughing giggles, my crow goddess ;-D

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  18. Oh my goooodness, I hadn't thought about a darker more sinister Alice!! How very intriguing ;)

    Thank you ever so much for being a part of the madness!! ♥

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    1. This Alice is sooo pissed off at the world. I must admit that I found her by accident, for I've never played the video game... After, your party, I've convinced myself that I must find this game and explore it thoroughly... for research *cough, cough*

      Thanks for hosting!

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  19. I. Need. This. Video Game. NOW!!!!!

    LOL, thank you for introducing me to another potential obsession and as always thank you for the wonderfully witty and dark humor.

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    1. Isn't it perfect? I don't even play video games--computer or otherwise--but my goodness, this is awesome. I want to play just to see how the cat would move. Look at that grin on his face. And Alice? Deliciously creepy taken to a different level of bloody awesome ;-D

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  20. Oh my! Alice has gone down the rabbit hole one too many times! Lol... I do like the idea of a Bad Alice, slinging blades and kicking booty. Happy Partying! ~Michelle

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    1. Michelle, now I have to watch Sling Blade. I wonder if Karl ever heard of Bad Alice...

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  21. LOL I love what Kestril said....
    This is a fun and exciting party!

    Happy Mad Tea Party Day!
    Please visit my party!
    xo,
    Ricki Jill
    http://ricki-treleaven.blogspot.com

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    1. Well, things do get yummy creepy around here, every now and again. So Kestril is quite correct ;-D

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  22. Very clever and well written. I love your perspective and how it changes the character giving her more dimension and grit. What a pleasure!


    Swing by my party post. I have some party favors for everyone and a chance to win a prize. I think you'll enjoy the music in my little video. Check it out.

    Enjoy visiting all of the parties!
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    (¸¸¸.•*¨`*•.•´*.¸.•´* .•´*¸¸.•*¨`*• ♥♥

    Kathryn - Collage Diva

    http://collagediva.typepad.com/collagediva/2013/07/madteaparty2013.html

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    1. I like when artist take something known and loved and turn it into something uncanny and still lovable. It keeps me rediscovering great things about the the stuff I've always loved.

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  23. I love the look of the Alice games, but I am more of a point-and-click gamer than a fighter game unfortunately, wish they would make more crazy point-and click ones :(

    I hope you will pop by and visit my party also:
    http://www.madmadammel.com/2013/07/mad-tea-party-2013.html

    Mad Madam Mel xx

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  24. Oh my, naughty indeed,love it! That puts a fun twist on the story, love how you adapted it to your liking. :)
    Hope you stop over for to my party a visit too!
    ~Susan
    http://flutterbeforeyou.blogspot.com/2013/07/mad-hatters-tea-party-2013.html

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    1. I bet this is the madness they've been talking about all along. Now I KNOW how a "raven is like a writing desk": something about Poe, creepiness and bloody bits...

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  25. a very dark and interesting tea party!! thank you for having me!!
    Lisa
    http://crochetcrowe.blogspot.com/2013/07/mad-tea-party-2013.html

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    1. "dark and interesting" is good around here, especially if it comes with tea ;-)

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  26. LOVE!!! I missed this one. What a fun twist to Alice! Must.Go.Find!

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    1. "Must.Go.Find!" Now, now, now!!! Sounds a lot like what I said when I first saw the pictures LOL

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  27. What a interesting tea party..It must be funny and crazy..

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    1. Glad you found it to be so ;-)

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