Hi, it’s Greenygrey. Sorry, yesterday I/we got a little mixed up in our blog, and ended up rushing one out from amongst quite a few ideas and a big amount of text. The young wolves should have been called pups or whelps; ‘her’ cubs/pups should have been ‘their’ (proof of my male mind leaving child-rearing to the women for eagle-eyed feminists?); and the title of the Adam Curtis documentary should have been All Watched Over By Machines of Loving Grace, rather than All Watched Over By Loving Machines. The three-part documentary is on Vimeo, and an interview with Adam Curtis about the series (that I/we haven’t watched yet) is on YouTube.
Describing Swan Fight without Prejudice
Funnily enough, when I/we went out I/we saw two swans ‘fighting’, like many humans were probably fighting that Saturday around the world; I/we guessed it was two males over a watching female, but that could be presumptuous, and show signs of sexism or homophobia.
I/We thought I/we might be safe mentioning their colour, but have thought twice about it, what with me/us being greenygrey. They did look beautiful from afar, as if dancing in the sun with necks entwined. It was only when I/we got closer that I/we saw they were actually biting each other, with feathers flying, showing how initial looks can be deceiving… and how even nice swans are not that different to demonised wolves… or humans.
We were going to have another thrilling episode of Werewolf of Oz, but have just run out of time, so it’ll have to wait ’til tomorrow. Until then…