“The Clock Strikes Black”
(In response to all the asks about how I wrote the series)
The Clock Strikes Black was entirely hand-written during high school (during many of my classes, I’m sorry to say). Because of this, many of my pages have paint stains (art) and geometric shapes (geometry) at the top of the pages, because I used to try to trick my teachers into thinking I was taking notes.
She held it away from her face, watching as small wisps of pink smoke started rising out of the bottle. “What emotion are you?” She whispered to the coiling smoke as though it could respond. Surprisingly, she didn’t feel silly in the slightest.
The smoke seemed to stop, as though unsure of which emotion it portrayed. Finally, when all the smoke had almost disappeared she heard the small whisper, “Love.”
I would have to say that I favor The Mad Hatter, as I always have in most “Alice” adaptations. I gave him the power to rule over all of Wonderland, which he does with an iron fist, while he still maintains the image that he doesn’t care for others. He is feared by most, but still maintains a childish demeanor that is revealed through his jealousy when others are near ‘his’ Alice.
The most fun is his ever-changing mood, which makes him a danger for the other Wonderlandians and a dynamic character for readers to follow.
He’s the kind of character that is violent enough to make you wary of him before you crumble beneath how blindly in love he is with Alice.