Friday, March 6, 2009

Doped Up Bunnies

I was sitting at the computer the other day, and I thought to myself, "Gee, what did I do with my time before Facebook and Blogger?" I couldn't remember.
As I thought about it, I remembered (Yes, sad, I know) that I love to read. So, I went to the library to get a whole wad of books. All sorts, too. I got history, and fantasy, and more fantasy...(Yes, Mom, I know...I still have 10 of your books that are quietly collecting dust...it's just that Daniel Deronda looks too intimidating!).






I also put a whole wad of books on hold, and they have started to come in! I have sucessfully read the first 5 pages of Watership Down, and I hope I can stick with it (I mean, it's a novel about bunnies...I don't understand that kind of art form, I guess). Every time I open the book I hear in my head "Bright Eyes," which is odd since I haven't even SEEN the movie.


Since Jenny and Dad want to sing the song, I have been trying to find the sheet music (I even e-mailed the composer but he hasn't written back. But the composer for "The Last Unicorn" did! HEHEHEH!). I found out some interesting things though. The article said that Batt's ("Hey that's a fun name for a bunny!" I thought.) father was on opium. When I first read it, I thought, "Oh my gosh! Doped-up bunnies are SO not appropriate for children!" But when I read it again, I realized that they weren't talking about Watership Down. Webb is the composer (Whew!). The song was written originally for the composer's father who was dying of cancer and was prescribed opium--hence bright eyes.


I will probably watch the movie after I am done with the book. Hopefully I won't be disappointed! With pictures like this, though, it might be too intense...

4 comments:

Katscratchme said...

The book and the movie are a little intense. Rabbits aren't the quiet little balls of fluff they want us to think they are. They're mean, cruel little buggers who'd sooner rip your eyeballs out.. and YOU wanted to get one for your kids didn't ya? Didn't ya???

Zaphod said...

Richard Adams is one the great fantasists. Just don't read Girl on a Swing. It is certainly not for children and only adults with a serious "blue" problem will want to read it. A waste, considering the talent.

If you want a real take on "bunnies" watch Monty Python's Holy Grail, the Cave Scene. "vicious, victious little beasties"

shydandelion said...

NO, I HAVE NEVER WANTED A BUNNY. EVER. I have too many bad memories of being pooped on and bit. Blah...

Rebecca said...

we have 10 bunnies and they are nothing like the bunnies in Watership Down. I read the book 18 years ago. It is well written and I enjoyed it. It is sad... :(

Monty Python is yucky and the blood thirsty rabbit is disgusting... :)

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