[The screen turns on to show a young fair-skinned blonde woman sitting in the first floor Tea Room, seeming perfectly at home. There's a rather large pile of books and binders next to her on the couch, most of which are scholarly articles or academic analysis of the world of Alice In Wonderland, as well as the book itself and all related works. Someone's been busy. There's also a few Halloween editions of popular style magazines scattered about.
Dressed casually with wavy, shoulder length hair, Caroline looks bright and awake, eternal optimism shining loud and clear, even when the frustration at her current situation comes through in her voice.
I thought it was about time I introduced myself on here, so hey
. I'm Caroline Forbes. Former Miss Mystic Falls, current Wonderland captive. Libra, ex-drama major, big
fan of these cookies. [She holds one of the cookies from the tea room up before taking a bite, chewing, and pausing before speaking again. She's got a lot of energy and bounces a little in her seat.
, if the calendar's correct, that means I've not only missed my birthday, which sucks
, [no it really sucks she's actually upset about that, but she's staying focused ok
] but that Halloween's right around the corner. Which means costumes and yes
, a party. I happen to be great
at parties, so I've already started planning the end of the month Costume Ball. [So excite. Are you excited, Wonderland? You should be!
But, since I'm not in Kansas anymore
and, instead, living in a very real version of a child's whimsical nightmarish fantasy, I'm kind of at a loss as far as predicting the unpredictable elements, which I'm also
usually great at. [She sighs, and sits up straight, pleading in her eyes.
] So, fellow residents of Wonderland, help a newbie out? And don't
skimp on the gory details. Is this place going to ruin our Halloween party? If so, how
, and would moving the date back a few days maybe lessen the risk here?
Let me know, I'd really appreciate it.
[On a more serious note..
] Anyway, what do people do for fun around here? And is anyone working on a way to go home? Like, researching this place, separating fact from fiction, searching for a metaphorical or possibly literal rabbit hole, or looking for answers in general? [Little smile matched with sincere concern and determination.
] I'd like to help.