scribbles and lies - Mark your calendars: January 27th is Rabbit Hole Day

Jan. 2nd, 2005

06:26 pm - Mark your calendars: January 27th is Rabbit Hole Day

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A few months ago, I had a dream in which LiveJournal and everyone on it went completely nuts for a day. The entire world had turned upside-down and inside-out and nobody was their normal self anymore. And it was such a good read, that I think it should happen for real.

January 27th is the birthday of Lewis Carrol, author of ALICE'S ADVENTURES IN WONDERLAND. Alice fell down a rabbit hole into a place where everything had changed and none of the rules could be counted on to apply anymore. I say, let's do the same: January 27th, 2005 should be the First Annual LiveJournal Rabbit Hole Day. When you post on that Thursday, instead of the normal daily life and work and news and politics, write about the strange new world you have found yourself in for the day, with its strange new life and work and news and politics. Are your pets talking back at you now? Has your child suddenly grown to full adulthood? Does everyone at work think you're someone else now? Did Bush step down from the White House to become a pro-circuit tap-dancer? Did Zoroastrian missionaries show up on your doorstep with literature in 3-D? Have you been placed under house arrest by bizarre insectoid women wielding clubs made of lunchmeat?

Let's have a day where nobody's life makes sense anymore, where any random LJ you click on will bring you some strange new tale. Let's all fall down the Rabbit Hole for 24 hours and see what's there. It will be beautiful.

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For consideration: this only works if you spread the word, of course, but three and a half weeks is forever in LJ Meme Time.

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From:rimrunner
Date:January 3rd, 2005 03:00 am (UTC)
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I like it. May I repost this (with ATTDAMMIT of course)?
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From:crisper
Date:January 3rd, 2005 04:23 am (UTC)
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Absolutely.
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From:xtopher42
Date:January 3rd, 2005 03:40 am (UTC)

Word

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This idea has been in the back of my mind since you first posted the dream.

I'm in.
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From:becomethesea
Date:January 4th, 2005 03:48 pm (UTC)

Re: Word

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I have much lurrrve for teh icon!1!!!
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From:wyldkyss
Date:January 3rd, 2005 04:33 am (UTC)
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That's an awesome idea. But do be a dear and remind me the day before, or I simply will forget...
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From:crisper
Date:January 3rd, 2005 06:43 am (UTC)
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I will remind.
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From:intangebility
Date:January 3rd, 2005 02:29 pm (UTC)
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top idea...if i remember, i shall surely post through the looking glass.
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From:beetlebomb
Date:January 3rd, 2005 04:24 pm (UTC)
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SOunds like a good occassion to throw a Mad Hatter Tea Party!!
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From:bunnykissd
Date:January 6th, 2005 11:41 pm (UTC)
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Or an UNbirthday party! :D
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From:taikonaut
Date:January 3rd, 2005 05:39 pm (UTC)
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On it.
By the way did you herar someone went on a killspree with a knife in London just before xmas? That's ,what, a 3x multiplier?
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From:crisper
Date:January 3rd, 2005 07:18 pm (UTC)
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Yeah, knife-only is a 3x multiplier... One dead, five injured with a knife. Hm. Don't see any special cunning in his plan, but he was arrested instead of killing himself... Sounds like 10.5 points or so.
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From:missmarypotter
Date:January 3rd, 2005 07:11 pm (UTC)
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this is really weird, because I watched Alice this weekend.
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From:crisper
Date:January 3rd, 2005 07:19 pm (UTC)
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All synchronicity is the same synchronicity.
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From:christhiane
Date:January 3rd, 2005 07:31 pm (UTC)
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ok. =) Sounds cool.
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From:harshday
Date:January 3rd, 2005 07:33 pm (UTC)
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PLEASE! Remind me. I made a post about it in my lj. Read if you'd like to see what special thing I'm going to try and do :)
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From:crisper
Date:January 3rd, 2005 07:45 pm (UTC)
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Reminders for sure.

I've never really gotten the hang of the "memories" function myself, but I suspect there will be many and varied archiving attempts...
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From:achaikos
Date:January 3rd, 2005 07:44 pm (UTC)
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Very cool idea! I will post this to my LJ....and some communities I am in!
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From:nativegirl
Date:January 3rd, 2005 07:48 pm (UTC)
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rad idea. will whore on my livejournal (and participate).
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From:chainblinger
Date:January 3rd, 2005 07:49 pm (UTC)
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This is the best idea ever.
I've added this post to my memories so I won't forget and have pimped it out in my LJ!

You rule. I can't wait for the 27th:)
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From:matchingsocks
Date:January 4th, 2005 11:04 am (UTC)
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I love your icon! Hehe.
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From:kaffy
Date:January 3rd, 2005 07:49 pm (UTC)
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Sounds fun! I'm in!
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From:sweet_champion
Date:January 21st, 2005 10:31 pm (UTC)
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lol, i thiught your pic said 'germans' not 'germs', tehehe
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From:konniemacian
Date:January 3rd, 2005 08:05 pm (UTC)
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i'm not very good at writing that sort of thing but i would love to read it.
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From:eonone
Date:January 3rd, 2005 08:07 pm (UTC)
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Awesome. I love Alice in Wonderland. Will post around. :)
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From:aquaviann
Date:January 3rd, 2005 08:18 pm (UTC)

Whee!

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Hi, I followed a trail of links back to here. Just commenting to let you know I'll spread the word. I think it's a great idea.
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From:sri3m
Date:January 27th, 2005 08:12 pm (UTC)

Re: Whee!

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me too, same here, thanks!!
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From:robotnik
Date:January 3rd, 2005 08:44 pm (UTC)
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For consideration: What if nobody notices the difference?
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From:crisper
Date:January 3rd, 2005 08:50 pm (UTC)
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Well, there are certainly a number of LJers whose Rabbit Hole experience might very well be "Oh my God, I woke up feeling happy, ate a healthy breakfast, put on some clothes from the Gap, went to my 9-to-5 job, came home and drank a beer while watching Frasier re-runs, then went to bed at around ten PM and had a pleasant sleep free of nightmares! WTF is wrong???"
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From:frozenwithin
Date:January 3rd, 2005 08:45 pm (UTC)
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Adding it to my post babe - i love the idea =]
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From:killerkeychain
Date:January 3rd, 2005 08:55 pm (UTC)
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there with bells on
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From:serpent_eyes
Date:January 3rd, 2005 09:02 pm (UTC)
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Will spread word around!
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From:ozone42
Date:January 3rd, 2005 09:02 pm (UTC)
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I have no idea who you are, but I'm in. This is a fabulous idea, and an excellent tribute.
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From:wikdsushi
Date:January 3rd, 2005 09:09 pm (UTC)

Here via biichan

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How appropriate that would happen on my birthday.

*puts on Victorian finery and goes to take naked pictures of someone (preferably someone over the age of, say, 18 - sorry, Mr. Carroll)*
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From:_x_sunj
Date:January 5th, 2005 04:26 am (UTC)

Re: Here via biichan

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your icon gave me a frieght!
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From:cagewench
Date:January 3rd, 2005 09:10 pm (UTC)
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very cool idea (I heard of it via evilfuzzle)
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From:fluffy_cloud
Date:January 3rd, 2005 09:17 pm (UTC)
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Woot! Bring it!
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From:nasty_rabbit
Date:January 5th, 2005 07:53 pm (UTC)
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Nice icon ;-)
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From:fantabulous
Date:January 3rd, 2005 09:19 pm (UTC)
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I'll give it a shot! =)
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From:(Anonymous)
Date:March 4th, 2009 04:45 am (UTC)

myles old

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my impulse is why does this have to be every day? or, why do we have to be clever to say pieces of it every day? do you know how much more you can say to someone if you whisper in a crowded classroom without looking at them instead of actually pulling them aside and talking in a normal voice? you can tell them the wind talks to you and they already know because it scares them, enough to focus, take medicine, all sorts of crazy shit.
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