As The Hobbit 2: The Desolation of Smaug premieres ahead of worldwide release, what better way is there to wait and prepare than with a thrilling episode of Werewolf of Oz: Fantasy Travel by Google Maps. Moreover, it’s not just any episode.
The Hobbit 2 Still Concealed, Bri’s Bane Revealed
Hi readers, it’s the Greenygrey. Yes, possibly even more exciting than The Hobbit 2, in this Lord of the Rings inspired and parodied episode, Bri’s bane is finally revealed.
The episode also contains lots of comedy wordplay, as well as setting up the travel questers’ final and most dangerous test.
The Monty Python team is now reforming. Was that inspired by their inclusion in the Werewolf of Oz? We may never know!
Chapter 129. Life of Brian’s Bane below Brisbane
My hat’s excitement continued to grow; it seemed to be in the know.
We rushed into the cave, hurtling through the narrow passages as if time was of the essence.
My hat seemed to be getting stronger with every step, and provided enough glow for us to see clearly; it felt like I was wearing a green neon sign pointing ahead.
I started singing ‘Always look on the bright side of life…’ and the others quickly joined in.
Brian the Baggy Green
We turned a corner, and I could see a colossal cavern complex ahead. It was full of people, animals… and other objects. My hat suddenly flew off and headed straight for a baggy green hat. They met in mid-air, and embraced passionately.
We looked in awe, as the green reunion shone like a golden wonder.
Life of Brian’s Bane
When they returned to our level, my hat almost knocked me over without touching me, as it spoke for the first time.
It said, ‘Hello Grey, my name is Emily, the Emerald Cork Hat. I’m sorry I couldn’t talk to you before, but it would have been too dangerous for you. I had to wait until I was reunited with my other half, Brian the Baggy Green. It was foretold in historic hatlore that a greeny werewolf Halfling would survive a hat-trick of green tasks before reuniting the hats of hope here in the Emerald Beach cave. The union of green will lead to a top hat age of unpolluted peace and prosperity.’
I said, ‘It’s good to talk, and it’s no problem about the previous lack of communication, but there is just one thing, for I am Grey.’
Emily seemed to smile, before asking me if I’d seen myself lately.
I looked down and was totally shocked to see that I was green all over. I had become green in the Emerald Cave without even realising it. It felt like a landmark moment, and I now felt confident I could achieve anything; just like I always think Green can. I felt like bouncing around the cave like a spring green.
However, Emily quickly brought me down to earth with a warning, ‘There are still great tests ahead, and we will require your services again if you want to remain with us. We are heading north to our destiny; a war to end all wars. For Brian it is the bane of his life. If you join us, I’m sure we can win this one last great battle, and all return to the lives we desire.’
Baggy green hats have been worn by Australian cricketers for over a century. The author first heard of them on the sports quiz show, Question of Sport, just before reaching this stage of the book on the blog; over a year after starting to write it.
Life of Brian was a Monty Python film. It featured an Eric Idle song called ‘Always Look on the Bright Side of Life.’
Golden Wonder is a crisp (American ‘chips’) making company.
Halfling is another name for a hobbit in Lord of the Rings.
‘It’s good to talk’ was a strapline used in British Telecom adverts.