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Jordan Morris is a freelance writer who has been published in anthologies, magazines and won the 2005 A.C.T. Young & Emerging Writer Mentorship with Jackie French. Jordan was formerly a high school teacher and ran a boutique hotel for writers and artists for a few years. He wrote the sold-out Noir Revue for the Spiegeltent in the Old Parliament House rose gardens for Canberra's Centenary. His first novel, Round and Round, was a quarterfinalist in last year's Amazon Breakthrough Novel Competition and was published in 2013.

Blog: hapax-legoman.livejournal.com/


If you fed your first and middle name into Google Translate, turned it into Latin, fiddled with the result then translated it back to English and switched the words around, you might get an idea of how Charles Lutwidge Dodgson came up with his pen name of Lewis Caroll. In less clever wordplay, Ever After High's Madeline Hatter is the daughter of Caroll's creation the Hatter (from Alice's Adventures in Wonderland.) He's not named 'Mad' or explicitly called a "mad hatter" in the novel, although he quite clearly is 'mad'. The saying "as mad as a hatter" actually predated Caroll's story. In the 1800s, hatters tended to breathe mercury fumes as they turned fur into felt, and it led to a symptoms that included trembling, uncoordination, slurring, losing teeth, memory loss, irritability and an unfortunate smorgasbord of mental conditions. (Many Chinese emperors took mercury as an elixir of immortality. Ironically it precipitated their deaths.) The Hatter once sung for the Royals of Wonderland, but his rhythm may have been flawed since The Queen Of Hearts charged him with "murdering the time!" Ever since then, time has abandoned the Hatter and for him it's always six o'clock - "always tea-time". The Hatter's companions include the narcoleptic Dormouse and the March Hare. ("Mad as a March hare" is another saying that existed before Wonderland.) The Hatter and Hare return in Through the Looking-Glass, and What Alice Found There as Hatta and Haigha (say the words out loud), two of the White King's pawns. In Wonderland, the Hatter asks Alice the riddle "Why is a raven like a writing-desk? 148 years later, his daughter's best friend's name is Raven. Coincidence? Well... in the lead-up to the full launch of the Ever After High, this Wonderlandish key:



...led to this silhouette and question:


Like her father, Madeline Hatter is certainly not a Royal, but at this point she's not a Raven-style Rebel. Madeline is happy "to follow the destiny of dear old Dad": she has a broken watch that inaccurately tells her it's teatime, loves tea, and hangs with a dormouse named Earl Grey. According to Madeline's bio, "everyone thinks I'm mad. So nobody believes me when I tell them I can see into the future." Maddie has a Cassandra Complex. In Aeschylus's play Agamemnon, Cassandra correctly foresaw the fall of Troy, the murder of Agamemnon and her own death, but was doomed by Apollo to be unable to change her destiny or convince anyone else of her predictions. In a Maddie-style forecast, here's an early preview teaser of her doll and Raven's:


Mad thought: Maddie is the only one who can hear and converse with the narrators. Is she the only one who's sane?

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LaceyCheshireGrin Featured By Owner Nov 29, 2015  Hobbyist Writer
I'm gonna be a little shameless right now and just leave this here xD 
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Rh1n0x Featured By Owner Oct 1, 2014  Hobbyist Writer
G'Day Mate,

It's Verno here, from OzFormers.

I was wondering if you'd be interested in doing a little bit of Colouring?

I've got this Page: sta.sh/0g96lrgujk0 which I'm hoping might take your fancy.

Let me know your thoughts.

Cheers,
Verno.
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Drancron Featured By Owner Oct 4, 2014  Professional Writer
Hey Verno,

I probably am interested - do you have a selection of pages - maybe even by various artists - that haven't been assigned and I could pick the one(s) that take my fancy?

All the best,

Jordan.
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Rh1n0x Featured By Owner Oct 4, 2014  Hobbyist Writer
G'Day Mate,

I've got a couple for you to pick from atm.

Csirac #3 - Page 13: sta.sh/05qs2u9nmse
Csirac #3 - Page 14: sta.sh/01c22q9xwobc
Csirac #4 - Page 7: afrolady114.deviantart.com/art…
Dark Designs - Part 2: sta.sh/0g96lrgujk0

Hopefully one (or a couple ;p) might interest you.

Also, if you were in a Line Art mood, I've got a page in need of drawing.

Let me know.

Cheers,
Chris.
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Drancron Featured By Owner Oct 4, 2014  Professional Writer
Hey Chris,

I'm definitely inspired by Afrolady's #4 Page 7, so I'll start there, and will give the original page you sent me(Dark Designs - Part 2) a shot as well.  Send me the script of the page you need drawn and I'll check it out too.  The only other thing I need to know is the colours of the characters (or who they are, or coloured surrounding pages) so I won't throw out the continuity.  (And anything else you think I might need - the original page's script, etc.)

Jordan.
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PennNorris Featured By Owner Apr 18, 2014
Thanks for the deviantWATCH
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Drivergamer127 Featured By Owner Apr 4, 2014  Hobbyist
hi there. Thanks for the watch
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TomKellyART Featured By Owner Mar 6, 2014  Professional Digital Artist
oh thanks for watching me I'll do my best to not let you down.
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Bit-sinna Featured By Owner Mar 5, 2014  Hobbyist General Artist
Thank you for the Watch. :)
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thank you for the watch ^^
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