A tally is kept in the top right hand corner of the screen.

The first two episodes are available from the Inanimate Alice website.

​There are some gemlike moments in the Mariinsky's Swan Lake.

This is a ballet that was made for the St Petersburg company, after all, in 1895 (by Marius Petipa and Lev Ivanov), and has remained an important part of their rep ever since.

One character stands out: Brad, an animated creation and Alice's only true friend in life.

Each episode of Inanimate Alice become increasingly interactive and game-like, reflecting Alice's own developing skills as a game designer and animator.

The third episode, set in Russia, features a matryoshka game, which readers have the option to play.

The goal is to spot the dolls as they appear, click on them and then catch them as they fall.

See full summary » Six outwardly average individuals have elaborate fetishes they indulge with surreptitious care. Sad as it may seem, we have all been sucked into either the Disney version, the Care Bear's version, or better yet even the recent made-for-TV version that was on ABC.

A mousy letter carrier makes dough balls she grotesquely ingests before bed. See full summary » A quiet young English girl named Alice finds herself in an alternate version of her own reality after chasing a white rabbit. So, with that being said, we all then know the story of Alice's journey through Wonderland.

Brit talent Xander Parish, a rare foreigner at the Mariinsky, is an elegant, innocent Prince Siegfried.

In this reading he's a boy out of his depth, chasing after unavailable women who give him nothing back.

I read it lying in bed, feeling my throat getting dry.