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    Wonderland wasn't always this way. There was a time when it mirrored medieval England, albeit with a few magical elements: a few quirks and eccentricities that made it truly unique. While all feared the Queen's mercurial temper and the fine blade of her Guillotine, all was well, until a little girl named Alice Liddell disturbed the status quo and sparked a revolution. The kingdom began to fall into decay as the taint of the modern world invaded. History is beginning to repeat itself and no one is happy. As the Queen of Hearts tangles in a battle of wits and riddles with the Cheshire Cat, the rest are starting to wonder ... is it true that the White Rabbit is bringing humans to Wonderland when they themselves are banned from going to London?

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 Posted: Mar 6 2015, 12:46 AM
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flashing lights & we took a wrong turn & we fell down a rabbit hole you held on tight to me cause nothing's as it seems i'm spinning out of control didn't they tell us don't rush into things haven't you heard what becomes of curious minds we found wonderland you & i got lost in it & we pretended it could last forever
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suggested faces: kiera knightly, natalie portman

the sister — the youngest born in the same litter of rabbits as fintan, SISTER never understood all the fuss about one of her older brothers displaying albinism traits. she never liked how he got all the attention simply because he was an all-white rabbit. after all, there was nothing particularly unique or special about her. (isn't the baby of the family supposed to get special treatment after all?) when the trio were children, their father mysteriously vanished . . . and SISTER felt like she was the only one who seemed to care. she grew up devoted trying to find her father, causing a rift between her and the rest of her family who just wanted her to accept the fact that he was gone and wasn't coming back. when the portals to london opened, she high-tailed it out of wonderland, anxious to see if Alice's world was more accepting than her own. she quickly grew enamoured with london, fascinated by the people and her new environment, and was soon distracted from her quest to find her father (why look for someone when you had waffles?). so when the portals ended up closing and fintan, her least favorite sibling, came to collect her, she wasn't the happiest camper on the bus. lately, she's heard whispers that her father might be in london and not only is she pissed that she squandered her opportunity to find him . . . she may or may not be secretly plotting a way to go back, fintan and his queen boss be damned.

first and middle names are open. (irish first name would be lovely to keep with the theme, but it doesn't have to be.) last name would be travers (unless she's married be secret marriage plots are fun, though she strikes me as currently single, again up to you). mid-30s would be somewhere between 34-37 (fintan is 37 due to so much london travel). fintan would describe her as temperamental, but only because she quickly gets frustrated and annoyed with him, so feel free to spin that however you want.

name: open — mid-30s — original wonderlander (rabbit) — membergroup: open — temperamental
suggested faces: matthew goode, robert james collier

the brother — squarely in the middle of fintan and SISTER, BROTHER devoted a good deal of his childhood trying to play peacekeeper between the only two siblings of his litter who survived infancy. BROTHER spent his days bouncing between them, reminding SISTER that it wasn't fintan's fault he was born special and telling fintan he needed to stop being such an arrogant prick about how unique he was. eventually he gave up, and when SISTER fled for london, BROTHER ended up getting to know fintan better. . . . fintan, who had a curious interest in the queen at the time and a habit of knowing people shortly before they disappeared. SISTER would later claim it's due to a lack of proper socialization because of their missing father, but BROTHER has his own theories; in particular, there's the one where fintan isn't as sane as he seems, and how he may have contributed to the former queen's slip into insanity (or perhaps it may have been the other way around). BROTHER plays along, if only to see where fintan's own rabbit hole will eventually lead him, and BROTHER has found himself getting equally entrenched in fintan's games. lately, BROTHER's agreed to things that normally he'd see as morally ambiguous or wrong but now it's kind of fun . . . like raising fintan's daughter in secret and waiting for the day he can play that card against his older brother.

first and middle names are open. (irish first name would be lovely to keep with the theme, but it doesn't have to be.) last name would be travers. relationship status is up to you. mid-30s would be somewhere between 34-37 (fintan is 37 due to so much london travel). his stance on london, wonderland, and the portals closing is up to you.

name: open — mid-30s — original wonderlander (rabbit) — membergroup: open — shrewd
suggested faces: kaya scodelario, brie larson

the daughter — DAUGHTER's entrance into the world was so riddled with cliches that she frequently jokes about it now. her mother, slightly too old with slightly too narrow hips for a successful pregnancy, died during childbirth; DAUGHTER was the third and last born of a group that should've been much larger. fintan, her father, unable to see past the blood and stench that comes with maternal death, fled before BROTHER, her uncle, noticed she and her two siblings were actually alive. she was the only one of the three to survive past infancy and was raised by her uncle on the other side of wonderland. he never explained to her why he never introduced her to her father. it wasn't a secret in her village who was raising her but whenever the question came up, it was always evaded. she knew who her birth parents were her entire life; the less secrets we have, the better off we'll be, her uncle would say. there was always the nagging fear that fintan may have discovered her or what her uncle had been hiding for years, but it never came to fruition. when the portals opened, her uncle would take her to london for extended periods of time - primary school was completed in the early 1900s, her first attempt at secondary schooling was complicated by the humans' "second world war", and she finally managed to return to london shortly after the queen's coronation to finish secondary school. she takes pride in her london education. she dabbled with the idea of college but decided she would rather hold down a job and explore london, especially as word started filtering through that the portals would be closing soon. she came back, sort of begrudgingly, when the portals closed, and has decided to help bridge the cultural gap for humans who come into wonderland upon discovering that fintan does nothing for those he kidnaps. she continues trying to stay out of her father's notice, but when your work overlaps, there's only so much you can do before you're discovered, as much as your uncle would rather that not happen just yet.

first and middle names are open. (irish first name would be lovely to keep with the theme, but it doesn't have to be.) last name would be travers (though she may use an alias to keep under cover). early 20s would be somewhere between 20-23 (due to so much london travel). her stance on london, wonderland, and the portals closing is up to you.

open travers — early 20s — original wonderlander (rabbit) — membergroup: open — independent
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face: matthew rhys

the husband — behind every successful queen is her butt because a woman doesn't need a man to achieve her goals. this was jacqueline's motto her entire life. sure she had flings and such, but nobody ever caught her attention the way HUSBAND did when he showed up, newly hired like the rest of his fellow advisors. (that makes it a good thing they met after she got what she wanted, which was the crown and throne.) not royal yet not a street rat, either, he was widely known for his ability to predict how decisions would turn out. it wasn't so much a power as an uncanny perception of the consequences of events or decisions. he quickly gained jaq's favor for this; she made him her top political advisor by the end of his second week, an impressive feat for someone who's boss's worst kept secret was that she didn't trust anyone in any circles of hers. perhaps it was her enigmatic coldness towards news of any kind. maybe it was the smile she couldn't control when he ironically suggested a beheading ceremony for her first coronation day, a practice she had quickly abolished upon reaching the throne. jaq won't give you an answer, but HUSBAND will swear up and down it was the first time he convinced her to ditch her guards and sneak out of the castle for a night on the town. he let her fall in love for the first time, and through marriage, was eventually made king of hearts. recently, he was given full control of the card deck, and though he thinks the cheshire cat is playing with her attention, he continues to act as her soundboard for all her ideas and decisions.

first, middle, and last names are open. you can use monroe as a last name or not; i don't have a particular preference if she took his name or not. his stance on london, wonderland, and the portals closing is up to you, though he outwardly supports his wife (even if privately, he doesn't always agree with her) in her political moves. 'ambipathic' is someone who falls in the middle of apathetic and empathetic (totally uncaring and overly caring), and is mostly related to everything BUT his relationship with jaq. history up until meeting her is also up to you.

maixent monroe — 38 — king of hearts — red — ambipathic
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 Posted: Aug 2 2015, 01:26 PM
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flashing lights & we took a wrong turn & we fell down a rabbit hole you held on tight to me cause nothing's as it seems i'm spinning out of control didn't they tell us don't rush into things haven't you heard what becomes of curious minds we found wonderland you & i got lost in it & we pretended it could last forever
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