|Welcome to the group for fans of Brer Rabbit, be it the character from the original folk lore, Song of the South/Splash Mountain, elsewhere, and (especially) just the character in general. |
Brer Rabbit originates from African folklore, made famous after author Joel Chandler Harris wrote down and published them using his own creation of Uncle Remus to bring the tales to life. In 1946, Walt Disney released the movie Song of the South, further cementing the tales into immortality (not to mention controversy). Today, though many seek to suppress Brer Rabbit, he still can be seen on the Disney Parks ride Splash Mountain, still one of the most popular rides to date. Further testimony that this rabbit can never be brought down.
As for me, I'm the self-proclaimed biggest fan of Brer Rabbit in the world. No, really. You may think you're a fan, but I guarantee you have nothing on me. It was love at first sight, from the first time I rode Splash Mountain around age 6 or 7. As a child, when other little girls pretended to be princesses, I was imagining I was a rabbit who lived in the south. As I got older, my tastes and interests would change, but I never stopped loving Brer Rabbit. In fact, if anything I grew to love him more as I began to actually understand the humor and symbolism he and his stories deliver.
So if you're a fan, please feel free to join. The rules are pretty straight forward:
-Be respectful of your fellow members.
-All submissions must be no higher than a PG-13 rating. No porn, extreme violence, etc.
-Submissions must be your own work. No screen shots, other author's versions of the stories, etc. may be submitted.
-You are free to submit your own twists to things, however. I, for one, have been planning for some time to write my own ideas of how things went down in the briar patch. Feel free to submit anything of this like your own.
-The group is for all entities related to Brer Rabbit. Love Song of the South? Great. A fan of the Universal direct-to-DVD movie that came a few years ago? No problem! Mainly into the original Joel Chandler Harris publications? That's fine as well. We're equal opportunity Brer Rabbit lovers here.
Not too hard, right? So please join, and start submitting. We'd love to have you!