Saturday, May 24, 2014

Down the Rabbit Hole

Not being quite able to let go of Secret Love Affair yet, I wrote my own quirky kind of send-up. The Alice in Wonderland images occurred to me early on, when Seon-jae went down the stairs and peeked through the black backstage curtain in the first episode. Other things began clicking in place until I came up with this.

 Chapter 1 - Down the Rabbit Hole
(Secret Love Affair - Alice in Wonderland Parody) 

Seon-jae was beginning to get very tired of sitting by his brother @docster6 on the bank and having nothing to do. Twice he had peeped into the book his brother was reading but it was a math book with no pictures or conversations in it. “And what is the use of a book,” thought Seon-jae,” without pictures or conversations?” He was dreamily thinking about going to pick up the March Hair from work when a terrible thought struck him. Surely the broken necklace she had been wearing around was not a ploy for him to get her another one? As he suddenly sat up, revolted, he saw a white @luvhollanlop rabbit run close by him, take a bow tie out of its waistcoat pocket, look at it, and pop down a large rabbit hole under the hedge. In another moment, down went Seon-jae after it, never considering how he was to get out again.

The rabbit-hole went down for quite a ways before leveling off into a long hall lined with doors and posters of famous musicians: @dualnon conducting an orchestra, @cicilia with a baton, @seungshini playing the piano. A soft tinkling sound led him down a side passage until he came upon a low black curtain. Peering around it he beheld a beautiful, sleek, glossy – concert grand piano. How he longed to get out of that dark hall and touch it. But a fox with a white scarf around its neck was watching a gryphon and a mock @turtle1 play a duet. Seon-jae waited until they left, and then, filled with piano lust, he stepped out from behind the curtain.

Chapter 2 – The Pool of Tears
(Secret Love Affair - Alice in Wonderland Parody) 

It wasn't easy to condense the duet down to be played by one person, especially since the gryphon had been hitting the low notes with its tail. Seon-jae tried it, but fled when he heard guards coming. “I don't see anything,” said the Five of Hearts, running into @diamond888.

“Look again,” ordered @katchie820, “Kang the Lizard is sure he heard someone playing.” Seon-jae ducked into a stall in the men's room. Unfortunately he dropped his phone and was reaching for it under the door when he came face to face with a lizard wearing a bow tie.

“Did you deliver this?” it asked, pointing to its tie.

“No, but I saw a...”

“Did you play the concert grand?” accusingly.


As Five and Eight came into the room, the lizard pushed Seon-jae back into the stall. The fox followed the guards in, as did a @sogazelle and a @Llamaesque. Five began slamming the stall doors open. The duchess stalked in, yelling, “Why is it so slack like this?”

The fox bowed her head, “it's my fault. The guards thought it was one of the performers.”

The duchess continued her rant until the guards fell back to let the @queennafre walk in. “Let's discuss the problem later,” said the @queennafre, grabbing the duchess by the hair and shoving her head into a toilet. Water spilled into the room, knocking the guards off their feet as the mock @turtle1 and a dodo swept by. Seon-jae thought he saw the March Hair forcing someone's head into another toilet, but he couldn't be sure. He and the lizard tried to sneak out in the confusion, but were pulled into the current.

“It's salt!” Seon-jae sputtered.

“Of course it is,” returned the mock @turtle1, splashing nearby. “This is all the tears you're going to cry in Episode 14!”


“You know, after the pretending party. @comickiwi arranged it with the White Queen.” 
“Wrong book,” muttered Seo-jae as he headed for shore.

 There you are. Secret Love Affair mashed up with Alice in Wonderland and our dear friends at Soompi. Stay tuned for the next installment.