Fandom: The Lorax
Summary: Life in the Truffula Valley after Ted plants the last seed. Smoking is a bad habbit.
Although they’re all so very thankful for the rains, they sometimes prevent Ted from coming out to the Lurkim. The Once-ler has told him to not come out during bad weather. Ted knows the way very well, but he’s not used to wet roads yet, and the last thing the Once-ler wants is Ted getting hurt.
It’s a Sunday, and it’s been off and on drizzling all day. The storm is almost completely passed over the area. The weather has been grey for nearly the entire week. It’s meant less time outside, which has reminded the Once-ler a little bit more of the years before Ted, when he never ventured outside, when he just sat around his home in utter misery.
But it’s not so bad anymore. Sure, he’s stuck inside, but he has some things to do. Audrey had thought to bring him books, and he’s been enjoying them. It’s a peaceful way to pass time, to just sit in his chair with the lamp lit and a book in hand. He’s got a hot cup of tea just within reach.Read more
Fandom: The Lorax
Summary: Life in the Truffula Valley after Ted plants the last seed. Bring on the rains.
Notes: I know acid rain doesn’t work like that. Just go with it.
The Once-ler is pleasantly surprised one Saturday morning to walk out onto his porch upon hearing the rumble of Ted’s uni-scooter and see a brilliant head of red hair poking out from behind the boy. The two children climb off the bike, and Ted waves enthusiastically. “Hi, Mr. Once-ler,” he calls. The Once-ler lifts his hand in a calmer greeting. Ted turns to the girl and takes her hand, starting to pull her towards the house. She looks shy, so the Once-ler just smiles kindly under his moustache. “Mr. Once-ler, this is Audrey,” Ted introduces. “Audrey, this is the Once-ler.”
The Once-ler holds out a hand for her to shake. “It’s very nice to meet you, Miss Audrey,” he says. “Ted speaks of you often.”
“You too, all the time,” she says, almost squeaks. “Or—I mean—you’ve—well—you’ve had such a huge impact and—oh, I should shut up. But I just, it’s so great to finally meet you. I just—if it’s ok—I just have so many questions.”
The Once-ler chuckles. Her fumbling is charming. “Keep her around, Ted,” he advises. Ted blushes but smiles.Read more
Just some Lorax feelings and opinions after a discussion the other day with my brother. He refuses to see the new movie, citing his usual excuse of “original is always better.” I maintain he misses out on a lot of interesting new perspectives with that mindset, but hey, his life. When my brothers and cousins and I were little, we used to watch the Lorax TV special a lot. And thinking back on that, it’s kind of strange that we watched it as much as we did, because we didn’t really like any of the characters. Obviously you’re not supposed to like the Once-ler, and we thought the Lorax was kind of annoying. And the animals didn’t really do anything worthy of note. There were just some lines that we liked (Baby says, “Boy, what a diaper!”) and we’d sing the songs. Kids are easily amused, I guess.Read more