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Offline Hazel

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Re: Your first contact with Watership Down
« Reply #75 on: September 05, 2018, 09:24:44 PM »
I have posted here but recently discovered a photo.


This is from a birthday, when I was about 5 or 6. I had unwrapped Watership Down on video. This, I think, is when I first watched it!  :wub
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Re: Your first contact with Watership Down
« Reply #76 on: September 06, 2018, 09:45:25 PM »
That's a really cute picture Hazel :fiver :pipkin
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Re: Your first contact with Watership Down
« Reply #77 on: September 16, 2018, 09:48:55 PM »
Aww! It's so interesting to see old photos like that where you really get a sense of the times it was taken in (e.g. videos were still the thing!). :D
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Re: Your first contact with Watership Down
« Reply #78 on: January 03, 2019, 02:10:42 AM »
My first contact was when I was about 10 years old when I saw something mentioned about the movie somewhere on some website. Didn't think too much of it at the time, then came across it shortly after in my school library, but didn't check it out due to the issue that my immediate thought was "oh, its about bunnies," which at the time didn't draw my interest. I also didn't understand the title.

Fast forward to Freshmen year of high school (2010-2011) and I met a friend of mine who was and still is a big fan of Watership Down, and around two weeks before Easter I decided to watch the movie on Youtube and was hooked almost immediately. I Got the book as an Easter gift along with the movie. Found this forum a few months later during one of numerous google searches that I did for any fansites, fanart, fanfiction, etc.

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Re: Your first contact with Watership Down
« Reply #79 on: January 19, 2019, 04:49:59 PM »
I only recently got in to WSD due to the miniseries that came on TV last year of which after watching that gave me a sudden interest and inspiration to read and watch other things related to WSD.

Currently i have watched the 1972 original film and the 2018 remake and just finished watching the 1999 TV series which id say is my favourite of them all.

I recently finished listening to Tales Of Watership Down book on Audible and now reading the Original book of which i am very much enjoying it.
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Re: Your first contact with Watership Down
« Reply #80 on: January 19, 2019, 05:42:46 PM »
Now that is the effect I was hoping the miniseries would have^^

Also @SlyMeerkat since you're reading the novel, feel free to join in on our reading. Don't mind the dates, anyone can jump in at any time, and we're still ongoing. :pipkin
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Re: Your first contact with Watership Down
« Reply #81 on: January 19, 2019, 06:04:38 PM »
Now that is the effect I was hoping the miniseries would have^^

Also @SlyMeerkat since you're reading the novel, feel free to join in on our reading. Don't mind the dates, anyone can jump in at any time, and we're still ongoing. :pipkin

I had heard of WSD before but it never really took my attention until now and i shall check out that link you posted :)
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Re: Your first contact with Watership Down
« Reply #82 on: January 20, 2019, 03:29:03 PM »
It is always very interesting to read the stories of new lovers of Watership Down. With the new mini series, I swallow some more to this cute forum of bunnies. We hope to see more x3    :hazel   :silverweed3    :buttercup
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Re: Your first contact with Watership Down
« Reply #83 on: January 22, 2019, 01:57:34 PM »
bbc netflix adaptation during the winter holidays. I immediately fell in love with the story and its characters how each is unique and the connections i could make with them. but it was really hard for me to see  hazel die as he was my fav character.