Nearly Frabjous Day

I re-watched Tim Burton’s “Alice in Wonderland” recently…marvelous film. (Yes, I know some would disagree with that. Bear with me, film snobs.  😛 )  Anyway, if you’ve seen it, perhaps you remember the scene where the Mad Hatter (played by Johnny Depp) mentions how he has not danced since the Red Queen took over. The whole land, in fact, is under a pall since the White Queen lost the throne.

What struck me is how the Hatter promises he will futterwacken one day again…vigorously. The way Depp pronounces the word you just know he means something naughty. 😀   Futterwacken!

I know exactly how he feels. This has been one of the longest stretches I’ve gone without writing, and it weighs on me. I think the trials and tribulations of the past 6 months have really taken their toll on me, and I haven’t quite shaken it yet. But I’m hoping to get my joie de vivre back soon. And on that day, my friends, there will be some vigorous kink being written…I promise.  :mrgreen:

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29 Responses to Nearly Frabjous Day

  1. pippin says:

    The past will soon be behind you before you know it. And I look forward to the day you post a new story, Alyx!

    P.S. I too enjoyed Burton’s version of Alice in Wonderland. He has a fascinating and thoroughly imaginative vision. I love his works.

  2. sparrow says:

    Illness attacks the spirit, and surgery is traumatizing. It takes time, patience, kindness and love to get through it. It also takes a good cry and lots of chocolate. As Ring Lardner wrote, “How can you write if you can’t cry?”
    Be patient and kind to yourself, love yourself, and know that you are loved.

    Oh, yeah…..don’t forget the chocolate!

  3. Basketball Girl says:

    In most RL situations, I much prefer the role of listening and tend to offer a perspective infrequently, so I could be completely wrong and off-base…
    Health is on a continuum and when ones moves along the continuum in an unexpected or unwanted direction, the sense of control over one’s life is relinquished to the illness/injury and the basic right of autonomy is denied. Losing the sense of control and autonomy can be devastating and may lead to feeling as though part of you is lost (physical and/or psychological). In fact, one may have to adjust to a ‘new normal’. Reaching the ‘new normal’ may require that one progress through a grieving process. The grieving process generally is not associated with a specific time frame, but as Sparrow said eloquently “be patient and kind to yourself, love yourself, and know that you are loved”. Support usually is associated with achieving the ‘new normal’ in a healthy way. The journey through illness/injury generally helps one form stronger relationships and enjoy some of the simple pleasures of life, eventually.
    Hoping you return to your vigorous self soon and your pen can dance with a new found passion!

    • Alyx says:

      I don’t think you’re wrong in those observations, BG. I do hope to regain my health completely, but it is good to keep in mind that health is one of those things that can be taken at any time and with no warning. I’ve been uncommonly lucky thus far, and perhaps the shock was therefore greater. However I have every hope of regaining my passion….that is a very worthy goal! 🙂

  4. Fizzy says:

    I like your implied definition of “futterwacken” MUCH better than the movie’s. Futterwacken away! (and don’t forget to shun the Bandersnatch) 😀

  5. SP says:

    Aw Alyx, please take it easy.
    *sending lots of joie de vivre chi your way …*

  6. Raine says:

    Aww just take it easy, Alyx. Last year was quite stressful and full of tribulations and you need time to shake it all off. 🙂

    • Alyx says:

      It’s weird, Raine, but 2011 was horrible for a lot of people I know. Lots of tragedy and death. So I was actually probably one of the lucky ones. But I do appreciate the good thoughts. 🙂

  7. Ahhh Honey… I am torn between chocolates and roses or paddles and palms… and this indecision could last a while – so, instead, here is an age-old recipe which -be warned- could brew up quite a potent potion to nip this wasting ailment of yours in the bud. *serious look*

    “Take 2 Proper Nouns, 1 Verb and add a Preposition. Then take a salty Noun and apply another Verb rigorously. Dress the Verb with several adverbs until one of the Proper Nouns tries an Interjection of her own and you have to decide whether to accept her Clause as a Modifying factor or whether it will become a Subordinate Clause, thus requiring a liberal Topping of several new Nouns and Adverbs. Repeat as required.”

    I have personally chouxed many a flaky lackadaisical muse into shape with this very recipe and hope it is rises to the occasion for you. *kiss*

    • Alyx says:

      My goodness, TMT, where were you when I was having to learn grammar?? I’m sure I would’ve retained a lot more if the lessons were so…saucy. *bg*

      I had to look up “choux” and the pictures of cream puffs and eclairs had me salivating. You do know the way to a grrl’s heart! 😆 Thank you for the good wishes, and I hope I manage to rise to the occasion as well!

  8. bystander says:

    Feel rested and better soon Alyx. wishing you all the best 🙂

  9. sandy says:

    I’ve never seen the movie, but having watched the little clip I agree with you…that tiny pause in the sentence and then the way he says “vigorously”, sounds wickedly suggestive!

    I wouldn’t worry about not having written anything new yet either, new stories aren’t the only reason readers visit your blog…I think it’s because the owner happens to be very highly thought of. And anyway, you’re still giving us regular posts, you get brownie points for that too you know!

    Take care Alyx.


    • Alyx says:

      Thank you, Sandy, I’ll take all the brownies I can get. *salivating at the thought* You know, I’ve been searching for the perfect brownie recipe for a long time. You wouldn’t happen to know of a good one, would you? Must be chewy, but not too fudgy. And not too light and cakey either. I like substance, but not stickiness. And walnuts. Walnuts are important. 😀

      Hope all is well in your neck of the woods too, hon. (And I’m getting close to writing again…no more excuses. *g*)

      • pippin says:

        You read that, TMT? Now that you’ve given Alyx your age-old recipe, ‘no more excuses’! *sitting back and waiting patiently for a new story* *vbg*

      • SP says:

        Ditto, I totally like the chewy kind too. And walnuts are a must in brownies!!! Oh, then eat with vanilla ice cream and/or raspberry sauce… dripping …licking ….savoring every bite … yum….lol
        Sadly I use the mix in a box, and every time the texture seems slightly different. Weird huh.

  10. Loki says:

    One can’t futterwacken until the Jabberwocky has been slain you know. So clearly what is needed is a band of brave and bold brats (preferably wearing scraps of leather) to go forth and slay the aforementioned beast. Then and only then, will you be able to futterwacken vigorously. In the meantime, you should stand around looking winsome and just a little bit spacey whilst everything goes to pot, as all good queens do.

    (That is not a snide remark aimed at yourself of course, but at Burton’s dreary interpretation of the White Queen being about as vigorous as a damp sock.)

    • Alyx says:

      Good point about slaying the Jabberwocky, Loki. And brats (or tops!) in leather is always welcome. 😀 But you know, I cracked up at Burton’s interpretation of the White Queen. And it seemed to me that Anne Hathaway was enjoying herself too, flitting about and holding her hands up limp-wristed like a….well, like a queen. *LOL* Plus there was this scene. *g*

  11. bystander says:

    I know i wig about stories now and again but i do really admire you and have done since my long ago days as a lurker. And happy to say no longer a lurker but still in admiration.
    (shh everyone, i am NOT being a suck up!! 😉 )
    Seriously though, you are awesome.

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