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« on: June 19, 2015, 11:14:01 AM »
I'll just repeat pretty much what I said in another reply here. I am a member ( not very active as of the past year or so due to life circumstances) of Deviant Art and I belong to the Watership Down Club there. I have photos of my WSD collection on there ( all of it pertaining to the 1978 movie only) and Myrkin sent me a note a month and a half ago introducing  me to this site. I just read the note NOW, and promptly came here to join.


Here's my other long post. Forgive me because I'm just excited to be here :)

So....

Oh, gosh. I've been a fan since...forever. I was about ten years old when the movie came out, and I saw it with my parents in a theatre in San Fransisco, California. I think my parents, like so many others, thought this movie was going to be more like a "Disney" movie, but in fact, they ended up liking it far more than any typical children's venue, and I did as well. Even at that young age I was fully aware this was a story that involved some political aspect, the totalitarian Efrafa versus a democratic free society led by Hazel and company. I enjoyed the great beauty of the animation and the scenery. Looking back on it now, it's amazing that everything was painted and drawn by hand and so realistic.

There wasn't a lot of merchandise connected with the movie so all I remember getting was the Film Picture Book.

Interesting enough ( and I don't believe in luck or coincidence. I am a firm believer in fate and destiny) some years later, when I was in summer prep school, my English teacher introduced us to the film AND the book. We wrote essays about the complexity of the characters and what the true message of the book and the storyline was.


I never lost interest in WSD and I reread the book again about three years ago or so. Then I began collecting things like crazy, including the Royal Orleans items and managed to get an extremely rare set of the four original plushies from the UK that came out in 1978. I met someone on the Yahoo WSD group who sold me that set. I am still collecting, and wanted to have an entire room devoted to WSD and decorated to match that English countryside style. It's a work in progress. I also would love to buy some animation cels and drawings from the original movie.


Now, even better, I met someone on my blog whom I corresponded with and I noticed that this friend lived in OVERTON, which was on the small map in the book. Well it turns out he is but five minutes away from the River Test. I wanted more than anything to SEE the real Watership Down and the other landmarks of the story. And I will get there one day.

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« Reply #1 on: June 19, 2015, 11:51:33 AM »
Hello Hyzenthlay69 and welcome to our warren :wave

Always good to see new rabbits hopping aroung :cheers


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« Reply #2 on: June 19, 2015, 12:11:40 PM »
Greetings, Hyzenthlay69. Welcome to the warren and have fun here. :)
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« Reply #3 on: June 19, 2015, 02:51:32 PM »
Hello, welcome to our warren. Have a terrific time here :)!

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« Reply #4 on: June 20, 2015, 01:49:14 PM »
Quote from: Silverweed's ClawsonJun 19 2015, 10:51:32 AM
Hello, welcome to our warren. Have a terrific time here :)!
Thank you, it's wonderful to be here with other WSD fans! I am truly looking forward to participating in the community.

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« Reply #5 on: June 20, 2015, 08:41:33 PM »
Hey hey hey! Walcomm! Have a great time here \__('',)__/


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« Reply #6 on: June 20, 2015, 11:05:12 PM »
Welcome to this beautiful hill full of rabbits! x3
I love Watership Down!
 
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« Reply #7 on: June 21, 2015, 07:16:36 PM »
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« Reply #8 on: June 22, 2015, 01:41:48 AM »
I think it's fantastic there's so many die-hard WSD fans.  I'm starting to collect and commission more things inspired by the 1978 movie as well :). Again thank you all for a warm welcome and the enthusiasm here!

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« Reply #9 on: June 22, 2015, 01:48:34 AM »
If you have any questions, don't be afraid of asking us.
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« Reply #10 on: June 22, 2015, 02:48:02 AM »
Quote from: Silverweed's Claws on Jun 21 2015, 09:48:34 PM
If you have any questions, don't be afraid of asking us.
I won't, thank you! :D
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« Reply #11 on: June 24, 2015, 04:34:56 PM »
Always a lovely day to find new WSD fans. I think you'll like it here because you are genuinely devoted to watership down and that's something we discuss here. Though IMO Deviant Art has juicier content.

From one rabbit to another, welcome to Fiver's Honeycomb!

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« Reply #12 on: June 25, 2015, 04:17:09 AM »
Quote from: Mallow on Jun 24 2015, 12:34:56 PM
Always a lovely day to find new WSD fans. I think you'll like it here because you are genuinely devoted to watership down and that's something we discuss here. Though IMO Deviant Art has juicier content.

From one rabbit to another, welcome to Fiver's Honeycomb!
Thank you for the warm welcome and I already love it here :) It's nice to be part of an active forum with dedicated fans.

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« Reply #13 on: June 25, 2015, 04:58:27 AM »
And we are very glad to see you this active here. Keep it up :)!

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« Reply #14 on: June 25, 2015, 05:34:25 AM »
Quote from: Silverweed's ClawsonJun 25 2015, 12:58:27 AM
And we are very glad to see you this active here. Keep it up :)!
Exactely.

Keep posting! Quicker! Better! Faster! Move!!!

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