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« on: April 19, 2013, 06:46:58 PM »
Hello! I'm Silverlands. I'm a chemistry student from the UK.

I've read the book a good few times now and grown awfully attached to it. I recall having a long and heated argument with my old English teacher when he said he had found the book dull. Heh. It's far from it for me and the characters are excellent.

One of my favourite lines of the book has to be during the gambit to Nuthanger farm when they try to lure the dog to attack Woundwort and save Watership Down. I recall Dandelion telling Hazel that if this plans works "we'll have the makings of the greatest story ever."  Hazel replies "and you shall be the one to tell it." I don't know why but even in the most serious of moments I can't help but adore the camaraderie that is shown between the rabbits and that's perhaps why I just love the story to pieces. I'm so glad Adam's children made him write it down! The friendships between Holly and Bluebell and Kehaar and Bigwig and many others just make the book excellent for me and I certainly can't wait to read it a fourth time at some point...

I only watched the film a few months back when it happened to be on television. I decided to record it, though I thought it could never be as great as the book. It certainly was a pleasant surprise and endeared me to the book even further in a beautifully symbiotic way. I still have the film recorded on my television and I like to dip into parts every so often ^_^

But yeah, the characters and the book are just excellent to me. There are other things I enjoy reading too and most of my other reading is by CS Lewis, another author I admire and enjoy. I hope to be around here for a good bit yet =]

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« Reply #1 on: April 20, 2013, 09:10:17 AM »
Hello there, Silverlands. Welcome to the forum and have fun here. :)


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I recall having a long and heated argument with my old English teacher when he said he had found the book dull.

How did that end? :)


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I don't know why but even in the most serious of moments I can't help but adore the camaraderie that is shown between the rabbits and that's perhaps why I just love the story to pieces.

Yes, even though they had their differences and sometimes heated arguments, they stil grew to be a good team of friends, a big family.
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« Reply #2 on: April 20, 2013, 12:53:11 PM »
Hiya!

It ended with me thinking my English teacher was a bit of a nut, although that perhaps should've been obvious already since he wears a panama hat and waistcoat every day  :p

Mmm. Makes me wish I could go on an adventure like the rabbits of Watership down. hehe.

Is there like a general chat thread here by the way?


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« Reply #3 on: April 20, 2013, 02:33:01 PM »
The Honeycomb is the subforum where you can talk about general Watership Down stuff, if that's what you mean. Bluebell's Catch-All is for general discussions unrelated to WSD. Inle-Flayrah is for more serious or mature topics.
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« Reply #4 on: April 21, 2013, 11:15:16 AM »
Welcome Silverlands. :)  I never cared much for chemistry when I took that back in high school many many years back.  Props to you for understanding it.

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« Reply #5 on: April 22, 2013, 08:58:17 PM »
heh. Thanks. Really though, chemistry was the closest I could get to doing potions at Hogwarts and such ^^"

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« Reply #6 on: June 25, 2013, 07:59:48 PM »
Hello! Wow, chemistry - I hated that! If I have any trouble in my schoolwork I'll be sure to PM you - haha!
By the way, speaking about the camaraderie among the rabbits, I loved Bigwig and Keehar!
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