Neverland vs. Wonderland

Peter Pan and TinkerBell

Sometimes in moments of complete serenity and silence my mind wanders off on to stranger things.  Like the other day I was thinking which would be a better place to live Wonderland (from Alice in Wonderland) or Neverneverland (from Peter Pan), taking into consideration my personal ideas on both comes from Disney’s interpretation of the great works of literature.  I have read the books, but having seen the cartoons at a much younger age, it is that mental image that is always conjured up in my head.

Alice, Tweedle Dee and Tweedle Dum

Of course each one has its pros and cons.  For example you don’t grow up in Neverneverland,  there is fairy dust that helps you fly and mermaids too.  In Wonderland tea parties are cool, mushrooms change your size and you can smoke hookas with caterpillars.  On the otherhand there are pirates and crazy queens that want you dead in each world respectively.

It is also about the supporting characters.  In Peter Pan, I was in love with Tinkerbell, I thought that she was really cool because she had the fairy dust and without her no one would be able to go anywhere.  In Alice, the Cheshire cat was so coy and annoyingly funny and confusing at the same time, perhaps with the very wise quote;

“`Cheshire Puss,’ [Alice] began, rather timidly, as she did not at all know whether it would like the name: however, it only grinned a little wider. `Come, it’s pleased so far,’ thought Alice, and she went on. `Would you tell me, please, which way I ought to go from here?’
`That depends a good deal on where you want to get to,’ said the Cat.
`I don’t much care where–‘ said Alice.
`Then it doesn’t matter which way you go,’ said the Cat.
`–so long as I get SOMEWHERE,’ Alice added as an explanation.
`Oh, you’re sure to do that,’ said the Cat, `if you only walk long enough.'”

I suppose he just wanted to say that you will get somewhere if you keep walking but it just might not be the place you intended to go.  I have lots of other deep thoughts on the comparison but perhaps some other day.

Break a world record

When I was young we visited the Guiness World Book of Records museum in London and ever since then I have always had a fascination with world records.  So when I stumbled upon Firefox’s attempt to break the world record in the number of downloads in a 24 hour period for Firefox 3’s release I was very excited to pledge.  Of course I am already a Firefox user, and was going to download it anyway because it rocks and is the best browser in my humble opinion.

So if you are interested too, just click here and pledge.
Download Day 2008

This too shall pass

An amazing post by Jouka, about how This too Shall Pass.

We’re here

As you might have noticed, I moved the blog from wordpress.com to my own domain, all posts and comments have moved smoothly to this side of the blogsphere, but I am still in the process of a redisign.  Being the ever pragmatic daydreamer that I am, I decided to move it as it is so that I can continue posting and designing it at the same time.  If you have any ideas that you might want me to include please feel free to email me or add a comment.  Thanx for reading my blog which definitely made me take it to the next level.