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Soap Opera Style Christmas Cracker but not Like U.K. Rain Storm

It’s Christmas Eve Eve, and our last post before Christmas. There’s no better way we can think of spending Christmas than with the second thrilling part of the Werewolf of Oz‘s Battle of Bri’s bane epic war poem trilogy.

Christmas Wishes

Hi, it’s Greenygrey, with the first episode of the week of our comedy fantasy classic Werewolf of Oz: Fantasy Travel by Google Maps, available for just one £5 Amazon voucher or the equivalent in worldwide (human) currencies.

We hope you all have a great Christmas and holidays!

Battle of Bri’s bane Soap Opera Style 

bri
bri (Photo credit: sethoscope)

As British soap operas build up their storylines towards the big Christmas episodes ratings war, the Battle of Bri’s bane epic trilogy poem reaches its peak in this second part.

There’s still lots more thrilling and funny fun ahead, so please don’t think this is the end of the end; or the beginning of the end; more like the middle of the end.

Topical Stuff

As heavy rain hits Britain, it is also quite topical in that part of the human world. Thankfully, it’s just normal rain falling on the U.K.: not acid rain

Brian and Kevin
Brian and Kevin (Photo credit: Tim Patterson)

Australia has not yet renamed Brisbane to Kevsbane, but this accompanying photo shows what the change might mean to its visual appearance.

Chapter 134.  Will a Hat-trick be Enough for Rain

Battle of Bri’s Bane Epic Trilogy Poem 2

The COG commandos lost legions
fur and skin torn to lesions
rolling back down the slope in heroic death
Chinchillas of Goya drawing their last breath.

I reached the top after an hour of struggle
and saw Bri’s bane officers in a huddle
Emily and Brian were flying a pincer attack
Emerald from the front, Baggy from back.

My travel companions and I rushed to help
an arrow glanced Aussie and it gave out a yelp
we continued on through a battlefield royal
the chinchillas and allies staying loyal.

As Brian and Emily approached Bri’s bane
the huddle suddenly opened into acid rain
seeming to scent Brian it turned sharply
and flew screeching like a demented harpy.

I shapeshifted into a wolf and raced to Brian
distracting Bri’s bane rain as Emily leapt like a lion
Brian jumped for joy as the hats converged
soaking up the acid rain until it was purged.

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Notes

The harpy was a winged spirit in Greek mythology.

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Comedy-Fantasy Thrilling Battle Below the Sea

Hi, it’s Greenygrey. Although Greenygrey literature classicists might choose other episodes of Werewolf of Oz: Fantasy Travel by Google Maps as the finest piece of poetry and prose in Grey’s epic comedy-fantasy travel quest, today’s episode is my favourite.

The Time Crocodile
The Time Crocodile (Photo credit: Wikipedia)

Although I wasn’t the current me at the time of course, and that might give you a clue as to why it’s my favourite. I don’t want to spoil the thrilling episode for you, so on with the show:

67.  BATTLE BELOW BASS STRAIT STRETCHES CREDULITY 

Deeper and deeper we did descends,
down to the lair of the sharpest biting bends.

But the crocodile lost its glinting glare,
as a ghostly apparition increased the scare.

My fear turned to joy as it became clear,
the newcomer was nothing to beware.

Siamese crocodile, crocodiles often sleep with...
Siamese crocodile. (Photo credit: Wikipedia)

It was MiMo Moby swimming our way,
hopefully just in time to save the day.

The crocodile at once lost interest in us,
as its nemesis joined the rumpus.

Then Elle shot out from below deck,
and grabbed the crocodile’s slippery neck.

They grappled amidst the ocean ripples,
like drunken sailors after too many tipples.

And then I couldn’t believe my eyes,
as a green kingfisher showed enterprise.

It flapped its wings under the crocodile’s thighs,
making it change into a form we could recognise.

The two monotheists were together as if in sleep,
as the mild dragged the monotonous farther deep.

Female Green Kingfisher at Tortuguero, Costa R...
Female Green Kingfisher. (Photo credit: Wikipedia)

We managed to control the ship’s direction,
navigating north to the sun’s reflection.

Back on the surface I did jump with joy,
as the kingfisher shapeshifted into the real McCoy.

It was my other half Green; reunited at last,
we hugged so hard to the top of the mast.

werewolf of oz book cover

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Pious Poetry Precedes Pietry in ‘mania’s Melton Mowbray

One line’s text disappears
when I click delete
and the next seems to jump
to a rhythmic beat
joining other words in ver… tical… dict
poetic justice complete.

Poetry Explanation before Cheesy Temptation 

Melton Mowbray Hotel, Melton Mowbray, Tasmania
Melton Mowbray Hotel, Melton Mowbray, Tasmania (Photo credit: lokulin)

Hi, it’s Greenygrey, with the latest episode of Grey’s greatest solo adventure: Werewolf of Oz: Fantasy Travel by Google MapsI just deleted some text listening to Pete Tong‘s Essential Selection Miami Special, and the poetic words above seemed to jump into my mind and dance around.

I’ve got rid of them now, so here’s the next episode, which sees the quackers quartet reach Tasmania‘s Melton Mowbray, which reminded Grey of the town of the same name in Blighty.

61.  BEYOND THE LAND OF CHEESE, WOLFRAM IS KING 

We thanked the horses for the lift, and raced north. I didn’t know it at the time, but Hobart turned out to be the most southerly point of my Ozyssey.

Melton Mowbray is Cheesy Delicious 

Tarte aux épinards et fromage, spinach and che...
spinach and cheese pie (Photo credit: HatM)

We reached Melton Mowbray in time for dinner/supper, and saw a sign advertising The Scrumptioust Salubrious Surprise Supper Pie in South Oz. We agreed it looked too good to miss, so we called into the food emporium advertising it.

The surprise turned out to be that there was only cheese included in the pie. It was still delicious, but we couldn’t help thinking the advertising had been somewhat cheesy.

Wolfram powder

King Wolfram is a Grey Tonic 

The dust sandy path took on a greyish appearance after Melton Mowbray. Angry told us it was because Wolfram was king here.

I thought it must be nonsense, and was shocked that something grey and wolfish could be king. Shock later turned to flabbergastation when I saw a piece of wolfram. Not only was it grey, but it also looked greeny in sunlight.

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Notes 

The Melton Mowbray in England is famous for food.
Central Tasmania has many wolfram (tungsten) mines.

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Celebrating Chinese Year of the Snake with Beach Poem

Happy Chinese New Year of the Snake from a Wood Snake. There’s not much else to add, apart from it’s Werewolf of Oz: Fantasy Travel by Google Maps time; but there’s not much of that; just a solitary epic literary nonsense poem that doesn’t even get off the ground:

Beach sleeping.
Beach sleeping. (Photo credit: N Lee Photography)

47.  PARADISE SUNRISE WAKES GREY TO NEW DAY 

Waking up in the sunrise haze
put me under a twilight daze
and I only remember it in poetry
so here’s my V Bay second day story.
Waking on settled sands
with the sunrise hands
hugging sea and spray
in warmth across Vivonne Bay
I just wanted to lay
there all the day
before remembering time
Bonzo, Elle and other half Lime.
So I got up slowly
because I still felt lowly
if I’d gone for a swim
and water’d filled to brim
I wouldn’t have felt wholly
because I’ve got a holey
or three in my head
to stop me feeling like lead
girl o boy I ain’t no buoy
sometimes I’m coy or koi
carping on about all things fishy
and telling Green how I miss ye.

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Oz the Great and Powerful new Sam Raimi Disney Movie

Hi, it’s Greenygrey. I was amazed to see on MySpace that there’s a new Oz movie being released next month called Oz the Great and Powerful, and it was made for Disney by the legendary Sam Raimi.

It looks a real trip down memory lane for Grey; or should that be dust sandy path; after its epic comedy-fantasy adventures in Oz; but it’s too soon after my/our traumatic ordeal to watch it in the cinema.

Oz the Great and Powerful

Moreover, Oz the Great and Powerful seems to have some great greenygrey cinematography, as shown by the main image on its Disney website:

oz

Another one has a great greenygrey landscape:

ozgallery

Not so great for Greenygrey, the wicked witch looks decidedly greenygrey:

OZ wickedWitch

Historian’s Guide to Oz

Grey wasn’t the first to ramble across Oz of course, and Ranjit S. Dighe  even wrote a Historian’s Guide to Oz ten years before Grey’s epic Oz ramble.

And guess what. Oz was even greenygrey then:

oz2

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Artwork of Nagai Hideyuki Inspires Day at Greenygrey

Hi, it’s Baron Wolfman. Greenygrey sure is pleased it hired me, as the emorfes blog is keeping the Greenygrey art world supplied with lots of great material this week. I thought I’d be off helping Andy Wolfhol create something extraordinary this morning, but instead I was called in to the office to present the extraordinary 3-D pencil drawings artwork of Nagai Hideyuki. Photos 1,2 and 4 were on the emorfes blog, while I just found the third on Nagai’s website; so well done to me for some intrepid independent research!

Greenygrey in the Morning

I’m kinda getting used to seeing the Greenygrey reach for the alarm clock on an early morning start, such as today, and this drawing sure does remind me of that sunrise extravaganza (there was a real one of those on Monday too!):

 

Once the Greenygrey is up and running its next task is to open its curtains to the world, and this next one reminds me of that special occasion:

 

A working day at the Greenygrey:

 

And finally, after a busy day in the Greenygrey world, everything returns to hush:

Long time ’til that today, and off to find Andy Wolfhol now for some extraordinary creating of our own…

Elle ‘The Body’ McPherson Aussie Icon Inspires Oz Character

Hi, it’s Greenygrey. I/we have decided to call ourselves I from now on, as I  feel at one after the enforced separation that inspired Grey’s classic comedy-fantasy, travel-quest, comedy-travel, fantasy-quest Werewolf of Oz: Fantasy Travel by Google Maps epic. And I don’t want to keep confusing you with double meanings when we could just use one!

And I’m still a non-gender Greenygrey werewolf; the last of our kind as far as we know. I might have given the impression I was male yesterday; I must have been in a male mood. Anyway, enough flannel for today, as we’ve got lots to blog you this week, and this one has Werewolf of Oz written all over it. It’s still free to borrow on Kindle for Amazon Prime members by the way, as well as on sale at the lowest price we could choose.

So without further ado, here it is for you to view:

27.  FINDING ELLE ON THE HIGHWAY TO HELL 

Cover of "Highway to Hell (Dlx)"
Cover of Highway to Hell (Dlx)

 

Bonzo didn’t like the sound of that, not fancying hell anymore, and rushed off to buy another two jumpers. Once he was wearing them, he said, ‘They might bring more luck on the Highway to Hell, and anyway, it Ain’t No Fun Waiting Round To Be A Millionaire in a Dog Eat Dog world.’ He pulled his third jumper right up to his jaw, and I heard him whisper to it, ‘I’m Up To My Neck In You.’

We said our Nitmiluk goodbyes, and Bonzo pulled his jumper down far enough to show a big smile. I smiled back, before we headed out into the unknowns of the outback.

Meeting Elle in Outback Hell

Bat out of Hell a well-known album cover by Ri...
Bat out of Hell a well-known album cover by Richard Corben (Photo credit: Wikipedia)

We left civilisation behind and headed into the outback. There was nothing but big wide open space ahead, and it all looked red; even the dust sandy path had an ochre coating. We travelled as fast as possible; like bats into hell.

I was beginning to question whether this could really be the correct direction for me to meet my destiny. It looked as if we were on the road to nowhere, and there was nothing of interest ahead.

That was until I saw a crouching human shape emerge out of the dust ahead. We stopped when we arrived in its proximity, and asked if we could be of assistance. It replied in a withering female voice that we should leave her, as she wasn’t worth bothering about.

’Ell of a Job Persuading Elle

SYDNEY, AUSTRALIA - FEBRUARY 23:  Elle McPhers...
SYDNEY, AUSTRALIA – FEBRUARY 23: Elle McPherson (Image credit: Getty Images via @daylife)

Bonzo and I looked at each other, before discussing the matter. We quickly decided that we couldn’t leave her all alone in this harsh environment, and invited her along.

She refused at first, but Bonzo said we weren’t going to leave without her. After a few minutes thinking, she said she would, but only for our sakes; because she couldn’t slow us down any more than not starting.

We laughed, and welcomed her to our Ozyssey.

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Notes

Bat Out of Hell (Meatloaf song).
Road to Nowhere (Talking Heads song).
Elle McPherson (model).
AC/DC songs: Ain’t No Fun Waiting Round To Be A Millionaire, Dog Eat Dog, Up To My Neck In You.

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GG in New York, New York (So Good they Named it Twice)

Hi, its Greenygrey. Hope you enjoyed yesterday’s epic comedy – fantasy classic episode. Today, we’re back down to earth with something very real. Well, in fact we’re going even lower than that, to under the earth…

One of the problems with travelling rapido like we did across North America (Grey took its time a bit more across Oz) is that you miss some of the hidden away local delights, as I/we did in our ground-breaking and acronym-creating ramble across North America. Both books are of course now available on Amazon.

GG in New York, New York History

From what we remember, by the time we reached New York we were plum-knackered, having crossed the continent three times. That’s the only excuse we’ve got for missing out New York’s G subway line, which was originally called the GG line.

G map
G map (Photo credit: Wikipedia)

We don’t like to speculate about which half of us might have been kept or discontinued, but the line is now coloured lime green on the official subway map (see below).

Closer Study Brings New Discovery

We were hoping to leave it at that, thinking we had enough for one blog, but then a closer look at the New York subway map showed not only another green line running parallelish to the G line, but also a grey one; and unbelievably, they cross each other.

What a joy it must be to travel on the ex-GG G line and other greenygrey lines in New York, New York, and especially at the meeting points between green and grey.

All they need now is greenygrey trains!

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