Afternoon!
I decided to join the trend and post some random stuff about myself.

Today I'm gonna tell you about one of my favorite genres...ALICE! [lol]

This genre includes literature, videogames and music - three main points of harmony.

Let's start at the beginning.
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Alice! a childish story take,
And with a gentle hand
Lay it where Childhood's dreams are twined
In Memory's mystic band,
Like pilgrim's wither'd wreath of flowers
Pluck'd in a far-off land.


The original Alice was born in 1865. Lewis Carrol, a.k.a. Charles Dodgson, wrote two books - Alice's Adventures In Wonderland and Through the Looking-Glass, and What Alice Found There.
The books are being read until today, and the catchy stories of absurd still inspires countless artists everywhere.
The story is full of satire, parodies and it's a nice fairy tale at the same time.
It's influence is unspeakable.
[ Yes, I'm 16, and it's still my favorite book.xP ]


The other two Alices I'm going to talk about are disgustingly wonderful morbid interpretations of the first and only one.

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You guessed it, here's my favorite videogame.
Released by EA games and Rogue Entertainment on 2000, American Mc Gee's Alice still looks good in the presence of today's modern games! It combines 3rd person shooter and adventure genres, but the most important thing here is the mood.
The plot includes characters from the original Alice, but they're modified to fit in the horrifying, somewhat gothic enviroment.

The main protagonist, Alice, haven't reacted to the world since her family died in a fire.. she's now in the Rutlege Asylum, and the whole game is soaked in disturbing, creepy mood.
Soundtrack also adds to this, you have to hear it to understand. I found this AMV which includes one of the soundtrack's songs, "Pool of Tears"; unfortunately, the video itself presents the cartoon I didn't like. Surprisingly enough, together they sound ironically too.
Sound effects also are specific - music boxes, sudden ring of a bell, insane laughes and female vocals...o.m.g.

That's one creepy fairy tale.


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And finally, last but not least.
One of my favorite bands.


They don't have much in common with the original Alice, despite their name and this poster:
http://www.dodgearena.com/events/images/aliceinchains.jpg
but the music is somewhat creepy with dark and morbid lyrics, bringing up Alice in the ward.
I love the howling, eerie sound that creates the cheerless, but sarcastically satisfying mood.
Alice in Chains is usually considered to be grunge.
Some best-known songs:
"Bleed the Freak"
"Them Bones"
"We Die Young"
"Rotten Apple"
"Dirt"
"Heaven Beside You"
"Grind"


In conclusion:

Alice is Alice. The ironic mood flows through all interpretations. And I love it.


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Here it is...in a nut Mock Turtle shell.