LiveJournal and everyone on it went completely nuts for a day. The entire world had turned upside-down and inside-out and nobody was their normal self anymore. And it was such a good read, that I think it should happen for real.
January 27th is the birthday of Lewis Carrol, author of ALICE'S ADVENTURES IN WONDERLAND. Alice fell down a rabbit hole into a place where everything had changed and none of the rules could be counted on to apply anymore. I say, let's do the same: January 27th, 2005 should be the First Annual LiveJournal Rabbit Hole Day. When you post on that Thursday, instead of the normal daily life and work and news and politics, write about the strange new world you have found yourself in for the day, with its strange new life and work and news and politics. Are your pets talking back at you now? Has your child suddenly grown to full adulthood? Does everyone at work think you're someone else now? Did Bush step down from the White House to become a pro-circuit tap-dancer? Did Zoroastrian missionaries show up on your doorstep with literature in 3-D? Have you been placed under house arrest by bizarre insectoid women wielding clubs made of lunchmeat?
Let's have a day where nobody's life makes sense anymore, where any random LJ you click on will bring you some strange new tale. Let's all fall down the Rabbit Hole for 24 hours and see what's there. It will be beautiful.
It's spreading all over nicely; I saw it several different places on my friends list in the past two days. I've got an idea for some refinements, based on easalle's commentary about just posting her life uncensored... why confine this to LJ? Why not make life not make sense in general offline that day?
While actually transforming the modern world into something weird and strange may be more difficult than writing pretty posts about weird and strange stuff happening, one could certainly be someone abruptly transplanted from the rabbit hole for a day. There are certain things for the traveler to remember, however:
- Leaves are not valid currency on Earth. Pretty rocks, shiny shells, and the like also aren't, with the exceptions of certain metals (usually when stamped into rather dull discs). When tipping one's waitstaff with non-Earth currency, do remember to leave an appropriate amount of it in the local currency as well.
- Automobiles are fast and drivers can be dumb. Tea parties are not meant for the middles of busy intersections.
- Most Earth-countries have certain dress codes, and violation of same can mean incarceration, no matter how unnatural it is to conceal one's body with dead fibers.
- Airport security has no sense of humor; they'll only hear the "bomb" part of the word "glamourbomb".