Fandom: The Lorax
Summary: Life in the Truffula Valley after Ted plants the last seed. Things are really starting to come together.
It’s another year before they see signs of real wildlife in the valley. Oh sure, there’s been some occasional bugs, but nothing substantial. The Truffula seedlings are slowly growing. The wild ones in the valley are a couple of inches tall, their tiny tuffs adding spots of color everywhere. Ted informs the Once-ler that the tree in town is nearly six inches long, its pink tuff forming a full puff.
The first animal that’s seen doesn’t stay. It doesn’t even land. It’s a swomme swan that flies over the town, low enough that the people can hear it honking. Ted tells the Once-ler how amazing it was to hear a real animal like that without the slightly mechanical undertones of the robotic bees or alley strays that had been in place before.Read more
Fandom: The Lorax
Summary: Life in the Truffula Valley after Ted plants the last seed. Being articulate is hard for a teenaged boy.
It’s nearing the end of May. Summer is fast approaching. It’s a prospect that Ted is most excited about. The boy rambles on and on about his summer plans, what he’s going to do, who he’s going to be with, and he takes the time to assure the Once-ler that he’ll be able to come out to the Lurkim even more. And with all that extra time, Ted suggests, they could paint his house. The Once-ler thinks they needn’t bother. After all, so few people see it, and he’s perfectly fine with the way it is. But as soon as Audrey hears the idea, she’s in a twitter, and the Once-ler can’t say no to such enthusiasm. She spends the rest of the afternoon gushing about patterns and colors. She assures him that she won’t paint Truffula trees on the house because when the valley is regrown the house will just be swallowed up by it. The Once-ler doesn’t bother to mention that he won’t be around long enough for that to matter.
But he does notice that Ted looks rather proud of himself after all is said and done.Read more
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
Fandom: The Lorax
Summary/Notes: Life in the Truffula Valley after Ted plants the last seed. I decided to write this because most of the fics I see involving the Old Once-ler are Norma-ler fics, and meh. I’m a lot more interested in the friendship between the Once-ler and Ted. So this will just be a collection of drabbles. Enjoy.
The Once-ler has never really had a friend before. As a child, he was always shunned within the family, and that had translated to school too. He was smart, too smart for most of the other children, and he had been teased relentlessly for it. Not to mention the way he’d lieved with his head in teh clouds. And then, when he had left home and traveled the world before coming to rest in the Truffula Valley, the animals there had liked him because he had a warm house and marshmallows. He certainly hadn’t had any friends, not real ones anyway, once he became successful, just staff and employees.
Just about the one person he tried calling his friend had brushed him off.
But that was all years and years ago. The Once-ler has long since resigned himself to a lonely existence. Living alone, with only his crippling guilt and remorse, for over fifty years helped with that some.Read more
if there is a line can somebody please tell me when i’ve crossed it
Well, Ted is said to be 12 years old. In the dream sequence of Audrey’s birthday she blows out 15 candles. So there really isn’t THAT big an age gap between them it just looks more distinct since Audrey, like a lot of young girls, tend to mature physically faster than boys are. Once Ted hits his growth spurt he should be a decent height so the age difference isn’t as glaring as it stands at the moment.
aka I like this
woah did you
did you actually bother to count the candles on the cake
[nervous laughter] E-heh…
Dinner break doodle.
My headcanon is that Ted led Once-ler through town à la Tracy Turnblad and absolutely nobody can convince me otherwise.
Hey Once-ler, hey Once-ler, look around
Everybody’s groovin’ to a brand new sound!
Hey Once-ler, hey Once-ler, follow me!
I know something’s in you that you wanna set free…
So let so, go, go of the past now,
Say hello to the love in your heart!
Yes, I know that the world’s spinning fast now
But, you gotta get yourself a brand new start!
oh my gosh this omg
The Lorax + Hairspray = YESSSSS EVERYWHERE
The image of Ted leading the Once-ler around and basically reintroducing him to life outside of excile really, really warms my heart. Ted adopted the Once-ler and that is that. And if there happens to be singing involved, all the better.
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