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X Files Returns: Writer Mind Revealed

The X Files returns on Fox for its tenth series tonight, and it’s looking greenYgreyer than ever. Thanks to Fox for creating an intelligent series that makes its audience think, and question the world around them.

XaW Files: Mystery of the Writer Mind

While X Files only provided a framework for XaW Files: Beyond Humanity, the book does try to investigate my own mind, providing an insight into the difficult process of writing a whole book telling an original story, featuring multiple diverse characters who travel over the vast distances of the whole of Eurasia and beyond.

The book kept to the format of the first nine X Files series, as shown on Wikipedia:

Season Episodes Originally aired Nielsen ratings
First aired Last aired Average viewers
(millions)
Rank
1 24 September 10, 1993 May 13, 1994 N/A 111[19]
2 25 September 16, 1994 May 19, 1995 14.50[20] 63[20]
3 24 September 22, 1995 May 17, 1996 15.40[21] 55[22]
4 24 October 4, 1996 May 18, 1997 19.20[23] 20[24]
5 20 November 2, 1997 May 17, 1998 19.80[23] 11[25]
The X-Files June 19, 1998 N/A
6 22 November 8, 1998 May 16, 1999 17.20[23] 12[26]
7 22 November 7, 1999 May 21, 2000 14.20[27] 29[28]
8 21 November 5, 2000 May 20, 2001 13.93[27] 31[29]
9 20

 

November 11, 2001 May 19, 2002 9.10[30] 63[31]

XaW Files TABLE OF CONTENTS

The format of this book follows the nine series and 202 episodes television series history of the X Files. The number of episodes in each chapter also mirror the number of episodes in each series.

Introduction   –   pages 1 – 8.

Chapter 1: Russia – 24 episodes, pages 9 – 58.

Chapter 2: Baltic – 25 episodes, pages 59 – 113.
Estonia, Finland, Latvia and Lithuania.

Chapter 3: Central East – 24 episodes, pages 114 – 167.
Belorussia, Poland, Czech Republic, Slovakia and Ukraine.

Chapter 4: South East – 24 episodes, pages 168 – 221.
Hungary, Romania, Moldova, Bulgaria and Greece.

Chapter 5: Balkans – 20 episodes, pages 222 – 265.
Albania, Macedonia, Serbia, Montenegro, Bosnia, Croatia and Slovenia.

Chapter 6: Alps Western Med – 22 episodes, pages 266 – 316.
Austria, Liechtenstein, Italy, Spain and Portugal.

Chapter 7: Western Europe – 22 episodes, pages 317 – 370.
France, Switzerland, San Marino, Germany, Luxembourg, Netherlands and Belgium.

Chapter 8: Scandinavia – 21 episodes, pages 371 – 422.
Denmark, Sweden and Norway.

Chapter 9: North West – 20 episodes, pages 423 – 475.

Appendix   –  pages  476 – 488.

It’s available to buy, or rent for Prime members, on Amazon; and various other outlets too I think.

Beatles Song Inspiration and Inspiring Video

Collie in the Sky over Diomedes
remembered with respect
a certain song by
McCartneyLennon
that contained yellow and green
but no grey.

Hi, it’s Howlin’ Werewolf, music correspondent at the Greenygrey inspired by legendary Blues singer Howlin’ Wolf.

The title of the first XaW Files blog reminded me of a certain Beatles song. When I found a video for the song on YouTube I also found lots of great greenygrey imagery I’m sure ol’ Andy Wolfhol would’ve admired.

While the lyrics of the song missed out grey

Cellophane flowers of yellow and green
Towering over your head

the video has lots of all kinds of greenygrey. I hope you like it… I think it’s aWsome… and there’s a little more aWsomeness after it…

You know, before he left, I’ll never forget ol’ Wolfhol telling me:

My mind has travelled far
but the telescopes overtook me.

Maybe he’s out there flying with the telescopes.

Marc Latham has books available on Smashwords and Amazon (http://www.amazon.com/author/marclatham), including previous Greenygrey’s rambles.

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X Files Research for New Fantasy Travel Parody

It was exciting to receive the Greenygrey’s first message from the Chukchi Sea yesterday, and great to read that it’s yet again on a thrilling virtual travelling epic fantasy ramble by Google Maps. We’re just decoding the message from the Mapshere, and hope to have it posted pronto tomorrow right here.

Fantasy Travel Book Plans 

Cover of "The X-Files: Fight the Future"
Cover of The X-Files: Fight the Future

Hi, it’s Jack Wolfpac, legendary travel writer correspondent inspired by Jack Kerouac in the human world. While we wait for the Greenygrey’s first message, here’s the plans it left behind from its research into the X Files, which seems to set the template for the mysterious disappearance of the A.W.O.L A. Wolfhol.

Greenygreyologists are discussing whether this is a victory for freedom of information, or an easy way to write a blog post. They may be some time… unlike the Greenygrey’s research, which doesn’t seem to have taken long at all.

The research was done on Wikipedia, which is the information arm to the geography leg of Google Maps for our virtual travelling like Green is to Grey!

The first few sentences are notes made by Greenygrey, while the last few paragraphs are copied from Wikipedia. I had a feeling of X Filesish deja vu when I read about the mythology and standalone episodes that made up the X Files series, as that was how the first two Greengyrey’s Rambles books were written!

As with the Werewolf of Oz – Wizard of Oz the XaW Files is unlikely to mirror the X Files very closely.

X Files Research for New Parody

9 seasons 202 episodes – could have 9 chapters and 202 sub-chapters

as well as local people for mine I could have characters from my previous work appear, like the 50s books etc

Eurasia

geographical template set by book 1, but travelling opposite direction. chapter size set by book 2 – 142 then, so 202 seems good for this one.

scullymulder

gender reversal – scully more rational/sceptical, mulder more fantastical/open

Alien-de1
Alien-de1 (Photo credit: Wikipedia)

green positive/naive, grey negative/wise

In addition to the series-spanning story arc, “Monster-of-the-Week” episodes form roughly two-thirds of the episodes. Such stand-alone episodes enrich the show’s background while not affecting its ongoing mythology.

New main characters were introduced: FBI agents John Doggett (Robert Patrick) and Monica Reyes (Annabeth Gish). Mulder and Scully’s boss, Assistant Director Walter Skinner (Mitch Pileggi), also became a main character. The first five seasons of The X-Files were filmed and produced in Vancouver, British Columbia, before eventually moving to Los Angeles, California to accommodate Duchovny.

The main story arc involves the agents’ efforts to uncover a government conspiracy to hide the existence of extraterrestrials on earth and their sinister collaboration with those governments. Mysterious men comprising a shadowelement within the U.S. government, known as “The Syndicate“, are the major villains in the series; late in the series it is revealed that The Syndicate acts as the only liaison between mankind and a group of extraterrestrials that intends to destroy the human species. They are usually represented by The Smoking Man (William B. Davis), a ruthless killer and a masterful politician and negotiator and the series’ principal antagonist.[12]

As the series goes along, Mulder and Scully learn about evidence of the alien invasion piece by piece. It is revealed that the extraterrestrials plan on using a sentient virus, known as the black oil, to infect mankind and turn the population of the world into a slave race. The Syndicate—having made a deal to be spared by the aliens—have been working to develop an alien-human hybrid that will be able to withstand the effects of the black oil. The group has also been secretly working on a vaccine to overcome the black oil; this vaccine is later revealed in the latter parts of season five, as well as the 1998 film. Counter to the alien colonization effort, another faction of aliens, the faceless rebels, are working to stop alien colonization. Eventually, in the season six episodes “Two Fathers“/”One Son“, the rebels manage to destroy the Syndicate. The colonists, now without human liaisons, dispatch the “Super Soldiers“: beings that resemble humans, but are biologically alien. In the latter parts of season eight, and the whole of season nine, the Super Soldiers manage to replace key individuals in the government, forcing Mulder and Scully to go into hiding.[12]

 

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Satirical Comedy Set Free, GG Away on Fool’s Day

The Greenygrey has left to search for our head honcho of Creation, the AWOL A. Wolfhol, with April 1st chosen as the ideal date for the long perilous journey to the Chukchi Sea deep in the Google Mapshere.

Royal Send-Off for A.W.O.L A. WOLFHOL

Hi, it’s Wolf Whitzer, with a satirical comedy news report from the Royal – Greenygrey world.

Yes, as the Greenygrey once again left Blighty on another thrilling ramble into the Google Mapshere I’m delighted to say that Kate, William, George and Lupo were by their window to bid it farewell and good luck.

usmagazine.com

Harry must have had a late night!

Royal Help for A.W.O.L A. WOLFHOL

Moreover, George and Lupo also tried to recreate our favourite image of Andy Warhol in the human world; from where our ol’ Wolfhol might have developed.

English: Andy Warhol
English: Andy Warhol (Photo credit: Wikipedia)

Saving the real for last, Lupo is an Italian word for wolf.

Human, Wolf, Animal and Nature Art from Google+

Slovenčina: Bronzová plastika Andyho Warhola n...
Slovenčina: Bronzová plastika Andyho Warhola na bratislavskej Ventúrskej ulici (Photo credit: Wikipedia)

We’ve had greenygrey human, wolves, animals and natural environment focused XaW Files, so what could be the fifth and last XaW File. Well, super fittingly for the former Andy Wolfhol, it’s art focusing on the previous four categories.

Search for Andy Warhol of GG World

Hi, it’s Baron Wolfman, head honcho of Greenygrey Creation in the absence of Andy Wolfhol; our inspirations in the human world are Baron Wolman and Andy Warhol.

Having analysed my files, the Greenygrey has decided that the far east of Russia is the best place to start the search for ol’ Wolfhol, with strong signals received from that location in the Googlesphere.

So, having started its epic journey in the human world on the west coast of North America, the Greenygrey will be journeying close to that location, only a little north across the Pacific Ocean; over the Gulf of Alaska and Bering Strait from its original awakening, but below the Chukchi Sea (C3?).

Inma Fernandez on Google+
Ram Dass (Love Serve Remember Foundation) on Google+
J.ignacio Pila on Google+
“I give you my heart” by Angela Lergo, by art-profiles.com on Google+
J’adoore on Google+
diamantino ferreira on Google+
Arka Devbil on Google+
Ray Butler on Google+
Unknown original poster
list25 on Google+
HaldeCraft on Google+
Grethe Flaaten on Google+
Jorge Banha on Google+
berryluvlie b. on Google+
Eva pilar garcia garcia on Google+
Jorge Banha
Jorge Banha: Paintings by Paco Pomet – Xaxor
Jorge Banha: portraits drawn on vintage maps by Ed Fairburn
Jorge Banha
Stu Pitt Moran
art-profiles.com
Mohammed alsaad
Maxim Rodionov
Brendan Torazzi

 

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Wolf photos from Google+ Continue Start of New Book

Where there’s a wolf there’s a way, and when AWOL A. Wolfhol is away there’s a were somewhere out there.

Start of Greenygrey’s Rambles 3?

Hi, it’s Baron Wolfman with the second batch of files sent into the Greenygrey world by my former head honcho at Greenygrey creation, Andy Wolfhol.

As his last shadow image postcard last weekend called himself the former aW I have decided to call these images the XaW Files.

Wolf Images from Google+

Yesterday we started off the files with the humans, because we’re weres, and already very big in the wolf world, and want to break the human market as successfully.

So, here are the greenygrey wolf images sent from aW, with the real people who posted them on Google+ cited in the captions below, when available.

Carlos Moruzzo on Google+
Adelheid Adelliam on Google+
Adelheid Adelliam on Google+
kadari habib on Google+
J.ignacio Pila

 

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Humans, Art and Design Images from Google+

Hi, it’s Baron Wolfman, head honcho at Greenygrey communications in the absence of the legendary Andy Wolfhol. I learnt a lot from ol’ Wolfhol, but my biggest inspiration was Baron Wolman.

Messages from Wolfhol

You might have seen the three poetic image-messages left on the Greenygrey blog last weekend bearing the unique and seemingly impossible to forge aW Andy Wolfhol signature.

There were also a load of jumbled greenygrey images sent into the Greenygrey world from the Googlesphere, where Wolfhol must be; perhaps looking for a greenygrey way out. I’ve arranged them into some kind of order, with the first batch below containing those involving human design.

There’s a crossover between the categories, with for example, the first one being mostly dog, but the greenygreyness is from the human structure and shrubbery behind.

The citations below are for the people who posted them on Google+, and are not necessarily the owners of the images. If anybody would like any changes, please let me know.

Bonul Bown on Google+
Κατερινα Τσουρεκη on Google+
Alonzo Guerrero on Google+
Funny GIF on Google+
dimka angelova on Google+
fari bahar on Google+
Vesna Kujundzic on Google+
Renan Carvalho Bonetto on Google+
Renato Figueiredo on Google+
Shantel Nedelea on Google+
Chatchai Rombix on Google+
SmugMug on Google+
Dubie Bacino on Google+
Natalia Liakhovskaia on Google+
Paul Stein on Google+
Сергей Диков

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