Posts Tagged ‘bunnies’

5th May
2009
written by Steph
It's like Lord of the Rings... with Bunnies!

It's like Lord of the Rings... with Bunnies!

Growing up, I missed out on a lot of your typical “kid in the ‘80s/’90s” fare.  As I’ve mentioned before, while my friends were watching Ghostbusters and E.T., I was busy watching musicals from the 1950s.  I didn’t see Indiana Jones until I was 16, I first saw The Princess Bride at 18, and I still have never seen E.T.!  Watership Down is just another one of those things that I feel I should have experienced when I was a young girl, but for some reason never did.  The gap is all the more puzzling because I was a voracious reader (still am!), so while gaps in my film canon make sense, gaps in books are more embarrassing. Watership Down tells the story of a band of rabbits who set off from their idyllic warren when a young rabbit named Fiver has a premonition that danger and death is coming to the warren and the only way to save themselves is to leave.  His brother Hazel attempts to warn their Chief Rabbit, but he will not hear of leaving, and so it is up to the two brothers to convince as many of their fellow rabbits to leave as they can.  The bulk of the novel focuses on their journey from the warren at Sandleford as they make their way to the hills of Watership Down, as well as their adventures and encounters with other hostile rabbit warrens aimed at rustling up some does (foolishly, the group who set out from Sandleford only consisted of males) so that their new warren will proliferate. (more…)
21st January
2009
written by Steph
If you're like me, you know about this little underground series called Twilight, written by Stephenie Meyer.  But maybe you haven't actually bitten the bullet and actually read the books.  Or maybe you have read the books and loved them!  Or hated them (I sure did)!  And the thing is, it's not just the books that have been hyped to all hell lately, but also the movie.  Because Robert Pattinson is totally dreamy (if you're 14), and his hair is the perfect length for tangling your fingers in it (at least it was until he was all scampish and went and had it all buzzed off).  Sigh. But maybe you're a diehard fan of the books who doesn't want someone else's vision tainting your own mind pictures where Edward is all yours.  Or perhaps you just didn't feel like shelling out money for all the pain and embarrassment the movie might bring you (heaps, on both counts), because wasn't all of that present in spades in the books? What I'm trying to say here is that no matter what kind of fan - or non-fan! - of Twilight you are, I have a treat for you.  Click on the image below to watch a 30-second synopsis of the film as enacted by cartoon bunnies!  You get all the story in considerably less time than it would take you to read the book or watch the movie... and in the case of the latter, I'd wager the acting is better in this version anyway! (There's no hard link for this video, so hopefully clicking the pretty picture will get you what you want, but if not, it should get you to a flash player whose sidebar you can scroll through in order to find the correct video!  Link opens up in a new window.)

Click me and allow hilarity to ensue!

Click me and allow hilarity to ensue!