Sunday, 13 September 2009
i've always liked 'alice in wonderland' (or for the purist, alice's adventures in wonderland), the classic by lewis carroll. there's something about the lsd-induced madness and literary nonsense that just captivated me years ago. since my first year at uni, i've been hunting for the sequel, 'through the looking glass', as well a couple of his famous poems, 'jabberwocky' and the 'hunting of the snark'. i actually found 'through the looking glass' while in london but regretfully didn't buy it because it was hella expensive :/ for those of my friends studying abroad, should you perchance yourself in a bookstore and find one of these works, please buy a copy for me!
anyway. many a year ago. when the world was young. and certain sages were without age (hence only asses). i played a little-known game, simply titled 'alice'. it was awesome. as a game it was pretty easy and straightforward. but the storyline, art and concepts were amazing. think alice meets exorcist meets silent hill.
there's supposed to be a movie based on the game, but it never came out. which makes me a sad panda. rumors are it'll be out in 2010, but i'm not keeping my fingers crossed (anymore). however, there is the promise of tim burton's rendition, which will just be a re-enactment of the original story (the cast looks promising and the movie is on schedule, so i'll be watching it nonetheless); as well as the sequel to the game which should also be out sometime next year.
here's to hoping.
p/s: for those with a somewhat similar taste as mine for the macabre, i've also linked a couple of (old) videoclips that may pique your interest to lurk moar into the depths of madness. enjoy ~
the used - all that i've got. love this one because it reminds me of the game.
incubus - dig. slightly less relevant but still an awesome concept.
Posted by etc at 10:45