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Monday, September 12th, 2011
9:06 pm - Black Rabbits of Inle For Sale

Howdy fellow WSD fans! Hope you are all doing well and having a lovely week!

I've posted here with some of my art ages and ages ago. Recently I painted a few little toys (rabbits made by Schleich and Safari Ltd.) to look like my version of the Black Rabbit of Inle (and his bizzaro world alter ego - The Psychedelic Black Rabbit of Inle!) and they are up for sale in my Esty shop now! I thought maybe someone here might get a kick out of them. :) 

Here's a group shot of them. They sure are a lot of fun to paint!

And here is a link to my Esty shop where you can buy them! Buy more than one and get free shipping! 


Thanks for reading!

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1:13 am - Hazel-rah

Hey guys! Glad to see there's a community here for my favorite book ever!!

I've read this book maybe 10 times and every time I read it I think about the ending and feel a little confused.

Extreme spoilers for the end of the book.Collapse )

current mood: contemplative

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Sunday, January 31st, 2010
2:38 pm - Bigwig Fanlisting


I made a fanlisting for one of my favourite Watership Down characters, Bigwig. If you are also a fan of him, please do consider joining and showing your love!

Honour - The Bigwig Fanlisting

"What is a fanlisting?" some of you might ask? A detailed desciption can be found here: http://thefanlistings.org/tfl101.php But mainly, it's just for fun and to create a small dedication to something you like!

New members would be greatly appreciated. Thank you for your time!
Monday, July 13th, 2009
6:34 pm

19: Watership Down (animated)
17: The Beatles
16: The Marx Brothers
13: Queen
5: The Cabinet of Dr. Caligari


come on over!

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Tuesday, February 17th, 2009
12:20 am

17: The Beatles
18: Queen
14: The Adventures of Tintin
4: Raiders of the Lost Ark
3: Watchmen
3: Watership Down
2: Beetlejuice
3: stock
2: art (Michelangelo; Salvador Dali)

3: The Beatles
1: The Adventures of Tintin


also there are more Watership icons scattered around my journal. just browse the tags if you like.

come on over!

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Wednesday, July 9th, 2008
2:45 pm

 Hi everyone, Im also new to the community, and Watership Down is without a doubt my favourite book ever, I have an old dog-eared copy of it that I've read over 50 times. My name Maythennion actually means Acorn in Lapine (rabbit language) which sounds pretty sad but hey.

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Friday, April 25th, 2008
11:20 pm - Joining in the WSD Love...

Hi all,

Just thought I'd introduce myself. I'm new to the wonderful beauty that is WSD, but know that it'll stick with me forever. I fell so in love with it I went looking for a WSD community to be part of, and found the Owsla!

It all started last school year, when a coworker suggested I read the book, as he knew I liked fantasy and books with an otherworldly quality to them. I picked up WSD over the summer, but didn't get a chance to start it given my limited time. Now, I'm a full-time high school teacher and working on my MFA in fiction writing, so a lot of what I read is dictated by my job and what my professors have me read. This semester I got to choose my own reading list, so I put WSD on it and read it for my April analytical paper.

I've read many books in my time, but nothing like this one. The characters moved me; the scenery and setting and description were breathtaking. I loved the element of storytelling, which really developed the rabbits as an actual culture all their own (and I got a great laugh at the story about the great hutch built to withstand the flood waters!). And when I got to the end, that wonderful, bittersweet, perfect ending, I cried. I bought the movie... and I cried. I love this book.

It's hilarious to get peoples' reactions when I gush about the novel; they ask what it's about, and I say, "Talking rabbits," and they get kind of skeptical. I think it's a book that really needs to be experienced. And now that I have experienced it, I can't fathom how I went this long in my life without reading it!

So anyway, I am looking forward to being a part of the community, and sharing in on the joy and wonder that is WSD. I find that it's always nice to find likeminded people to share with, so I'm glad to be a part of the LJ Owsla.

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Thursday, April 24th, 2008
9:33 pm - I come bearing gifts!


Hello! I'm a newbie to this community but certainly not to Watership Down. I first saw it when I was a little kid and have been obsessed ever since. So glad to find a community that feels the same!

So once again, a pleasure to join you all, and I look forward to my time here. :D


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Monday, April 21st, 2008
3:50 pm - Watership Down storytapes.

Back in the early 90's, there was a company called 'The Mind's Eye' and they made/sold story tapes of all kinds of great stories. Think we used to get the catalog in the mail since my mom belonged to some book clubs. Well, my mom purchased the Watership Down book on tape which consisted of 4 tapes and it is just about one of the greatest things ever....I think this production is far better than the movie and for a book on tape it will move you to tears. I still have the tape set but it is in somewhat poor condition and threatening to deteriorate....does anyone have any information on this company? I *think* I saw a CD version of it back at Border's in 1999 and I am kicking myself for never purchasing it.....I have considered trying to make my own CD copy of it but I'm not sure how to go about that.

Here's the cover (it's abouu as large as a VHS plastic case)

"Here is the brilliant and imaginative novel about an intrepid band of rabbits who leave their doomed warren to find a new home at Watership Down. Their odyssey, like the great classic by Homer, takes them into strange lands, filled with monsters and horrors, dangerous adventures, and unexpected beauty. The myths and legends that encompass the story create another, larger dimension that gives this novel it's special warmth and completness. And what unforgettable characters - Hazel, Fiver, Bigwig, Blackberry, Kehaar, General Woundwort, Frith, and many more - all brought delightfully to life in this special dramatization by the Australian Broadcasting company's Renaissance players. John Hannaford was the producer, with narration by Kerry Francis, sound effects by Peter Wilkinson, and music by Winsome Evans. The novel was adapted for radio by John Maher. Total playing time 4 hours 10 minutes.

Mind's Eye: 4 Commercial Blvd. Novato, CA 94949

If anyone knows any information on this I'd be most happy to hear it ^_^

current mood: curious

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Thursday, April 10th, 2008
11:12 pm - Watership Down Tattoo


Well...  I wouldnt say its JUST another Watership Down tattoo...

I put quite a bit of though into it since it was going to be my first. I settled on having the Blessing of 
El-ahrairh Tattooed on my forearm, wrapping it from wrist to elbow in an old typwriter style font. 

"El-ahrairah, your people cannot rule the world for I will not have it so. 
All the world will be your enemy, Prince with a thousand Enemies, 
and when the catch you they will kill you. 
But first they must catch you, 
digger, listenner, prince with a swift warning. 
Be cunning and full of tricks and your people shall never be destroyed."

I have a small pic on my Profile but Im still looking into getting a bigger shot online so i can post it.   =D


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Monday, March 31st, 2008
4:45 am - The Two Brothers

I hope y'all don't mind me posting this here, but I'm selling one of my WD treasures, and I thought I should at least let folx here know it's available.

It's my cel of Fiver and Hazel:


I hate to part with it, but I really have no choice...

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Wednesday, February 13th, 2008
1:06 pm - Very Important

Does anyone know how to get in contact with Richard Adams, any of his publishers, or any of the production companies for either the film or the TV series of "Watership Down"?  Or would anyone know where I might be able to look to try to find this information out?  It's very, very important!  Thanks for any help!!!

current mood: hopeful

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Monday, February 11th, 2008
5:33 pm - Hraka Tee

My first post in this community. I have been a HUGE fan of Watership Down for over 10 years now, ever since I first read it in 1997 (I was 12).

A gift from my sister arrived in the mail today, and I wanted to share it pictures of it right away. It was this shirt she ordered from cafepress.com.

Probably the coolest shirt I've ever had.

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Friday, February 8th, 2008
11:11 pm - Hrududu Tee

I don't think this has been brought up before, but there's a t-shirt for sale over at threadless.com featuring our fav rabbits... and a friendly hrududu?

it's here.

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Monday, December 3rd, 2007
5:46 pm

 RIght. So I did end up getting a tattoo of El-ahrairah, and I'm really glad I got it and love how it turned out. Even though I know that no one here is going to know what it is, and I've gotten a lot of "why do you have a bunny on your arm?" But oh well. 



current mood: awake

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Tuesday, August 28th, 2007
11:02 pm

"Watership Down Appreciation" news article just posted to DeviantArt (with lots of links to fan art)! http://news.deviantart.com/article/33290/ :)


current mood: cheerful

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Friday, August 3rd, 2007
1:33 am - Watership Down 35th anniversary edition

I had a look in Birmingham today to see if I could find out anything about the new 35th anniversary edition of Watership Down. No marks to WH Smith, who didn't have any copies of WD at all; slightly better marks to Waterstone's, who at least had the usual Puffin paperback; and full marks to Borders, who had the Penguin and Puffin versions, and this 35th anniversary edition. (And shelved under the "Classics" section of the children's department, too!)

It's a hardback, not much bigger than the usual paperbacks, with an RRP of £9.99. The best thing about it is certainly the cover art, which I think is is very attractive. Inside, it seems to be the Puffin Modern Classics edition, complete with Nicholas Tucker's Afterword (the newer version, with the slight complaints about sexism cut out). The typeface and pagination matches that version, not the usual Puffin/Penguin paperbacks. Nothing wrong with it, but I do prefer the traditional looks.

What is disappointing is the total lack of anything new, that cover aside. There is a line-drawing illustration to start each of the four parts of WD, but again those are identical to the Puffin Modern Classics book, while the map is the usual small monochrome affair too. I would have liked an introduction along the lines of the interesting one that Nicholas Lezard contributed to the Penguin Modern Classics edition a few years ago, and maybe the four-colour fold-out map found in some of the earlier hardback editions.

Overall? I think this is one for the completists and obsessive fans of the book. I wasn't expecting it - after all, there was no 25th or 30th anniversary edition - and I will probably end up buying it, seeing as I am an obsessive fan of the book... but you're going to be disappointed if you buy the 35th anniversary edition on the strength of that cover and expect to find anything new inside.

Also of note: Borders had two copies of Richard Adams' newish novel, Daniel. I've known that this was coming for quite a while now, as Mr Adams wrote to me about it a couple of years ago1, but despite a publication date of last October this is the first time I've seen it on the shelves. I didn't buy it this time, but a quick flick through showed some promise.

1All right, but I don't get to name-drop very often, so I'm going to make the most of it here!

current mood: content

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Thursday, August 2nd, 2007
7:23 pm

Hello there everyone! So next week I'm going on vacation, and I have decided that I am going to get a tattoo. It's hard for most to find a subject, but for me it was fairly easy...and naturally since it's Watership Down I'm posting here, haha. That story has been with me since I was three, so as something that's been around my whole life, I decided that would be my subject. Anyway, I want other people's advice before I go ahead and do it. I've narrowed it down to two particular poses of El-ahrairah from the movie, and was wondering which one you guys liked the best. I'm trying to get as many outside opinions as I can.



Thanks guys :)

current mood: curious

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Tuesday, July 17th, 2007
7:35 pm - Frithaes! New member here!

Hello, everyone. Yet another joins the ranks of the WD fandom. =:)

I actually owe thanks to pokemastersan for introducing me to Watership Down. Those animated icons of rabbits sparked my interest and I had to find out more. (been a rabbit fanatic for a long time)

Anyhow, I (finally) purchased my own paperback copy of Watership Down yesterday! As soon as I picked the book up, the adjacent one fell on my hand, as though begging for attention. It was a paperback Tales from Watership Down. =:) Oh yes. I was happy.

To top it all off, just a few moments ago I randomly peered out my back window to see if any rabbits were visible. (We have a small warren growing in thick underbrush on the other side of a metal fence) Not ten feet away from the window, in full view, were two baby rabbits, perhaps of the same litter, that could've both easily fit in the palm of my hand. *dies of cute* They were apparently enjoying an evening silflay. Picture Hazel and Fiver as they might've looked as kittens. *dies of cute again*

Sorry, no pictures, though. MY KINGDOM FOR A DIGITAL CAMERA!!!   =;,,(

I know it's best to not interfere with wild rabbits when they feed, but it was so tempting to go and throw out a bit of flayrah. I abstained, though! =:)

I've also gotta ask this before I forget: I've had a WD fan fiction idea tugging at me for some time, but it's also a crossover with Sonic the Hedgehog, and I need to know if that's as unforgivable as "where" in a certain warren, or if it would be all right.

~Ice out.
[edit] There are now SIX kittens and Marli out in the same spot. The kittens are estimated at three weeks old. *squee*

current mood: ecstatic

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