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?
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…
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