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Lord of the Rings Themed Smiggin Holes Story Ends

Hi, it’s Greenygrey, we’re in that void between working-class week and wolf week, so I thought it would be a great time to have the next episode of Werewolf of Oz: Fantasy Travel by Google Maps. Fittingly for a weekend, it sees the end of the Lord of the Rings themed Smiggin Holes story, with Cathy’s spiritual thinking again at the forefront of the fightback against the Gollum/Smeagol inspired character.

Chapter 99.  Snakes and Ladderless Holes for Snaggin’ Smiggin 

English: Muddy Puddle
English: Muddy Puddle (Photo credit: Wikipedia)

I mentally prepared myself for a long fall into a deep chasm, but then the hole suddenly moved to the left, and I landed head-first in a muddy puddle. I didn’t even have my hat on to cushion the fall; but was relieved I’d avoided the hole.

Smiggin Holes is Down in a Hole

After I’d sat up and wiped the mud from my eyes, I saw the hole had moved under where Smiggin had been. Elle was standing beside the hole, but the holiculturist was nowhere to be seen.

I put my hat back on, and it felt good to be reunited with ol’ corky. We all gathered around the hole. Smiggin was sitting at the bottom of it; looking disconsolate but still clutching some of its green hoard.

Cathy Keeps Quiet about Snaggin’ Smiggin 

English: Grass Snake on the Path This grass sn...
English: Grass Snake on the Path This grass snake was happily wallowing in a muddy puddle. Wikipedia

I asked Cathy how she’d turned the hat into a snake and moved the hole. She said we all have our own special powers, and they wouldn’t be special if everybody knew about them.

Being a shapeshifting, chameleonic one-half of a legendary vegetarian werewolf I just had to agree with her, and left it at that.

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Notes

Snakes and ladders is a popular board game.
Down in a Hole is an Alice in Chains song.

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Link for Amazon book and kindle.

 

Link for multiple Ereaders at Smashwords.
Link for multiple Ereaders at Smashwords.
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Working-Class Week Starts with Negative Chav Image

Hi, it’s Greenygrey. As we start off working-class week at the Greenygrey with an episode of Werewolf of Oz: Fantasy Travel by Google Maps I was hoping it would have some working-class relevance, like the Latham story for example, but it’s more like a hangover from women and feminism week, with Elle’s body starring.

Not Leading You Astray at the Greenygrey 

English: Bishopgate, a former slum area in Wet...
English: Bishopgate, a former slum area in Wetherby. (Photo credit: Wikipedia)

So I looked up the biography of Elle’s human inspiration, Elle McPherson, on Wikipedia, hoping to find she had a poor background, and rags to riches story, but she is from a wealthy family.

Her parents did split up though, so she has had something of a dysfunctional background, and that can sometimes be worse than coming from a poor background within a happy family.

And that hopefully works as an example of how at the Greenygrey we believe in defending and promoting the working-class with balance, linked to other social groups rather than separate, as green and grey are linked by Y; more Martin Luther King and Barack Obama than Malcolm X and Louis Farrakhan.

Gollum Symbolic of Britain’s Chav Underclass Image

Angry (Anderson) is the main working-class hero symbol in the Werewolf of Oz, but he doesn’t appear much in this episode; showing this is all live and unplanned!

The Making of the English Working Class
The Making of the English Working Class (Photo credit: Wikipedia)

But thinking of the working-class image that grew out of Thatcher’s attack on the unions and working-class communities, and New Labour‘s focus on mass immigration multiculturalism; meaning the rich-poor gap has grown and British workers have been labelled lazy for not working more hours for less money; the Gollum/Smeagol character Smiggin is probably a good representative.

It’s not an analogy I like and want, and there’ll be a lot more on that this week, but for now here’s the start of the Lord of the Rings Smiggin Holes storyline:

Chapter 96.  Wizard of Oz Metamorphosis into Lord of the Rings

After eating our fill of veggie broth we had a good night’s kip snuggled up in a huddle under a puddle sky. We packed up and cleared away in the morning, before following the dust sandy path in the direction of Smiggin Holes. The path was as much powder snowy as dust sandy now.

Smiggin Holes Strange Happenings 

Gollum in Ralph Bakshi's animated version of T...
Gollum in Ralph Bakshi’s animated version of The Lord of the Rings (Photo credit: Wikipedia)

As we entered the forested valley on the approach to Smiggin Holes I thought the scenery was stunning; but I was becoming increasingly worried that I could see a hobbitish shape following us.
After the previous troubles on our Ozyssey,
I wondered what it could be.

Elle was walking beside me, and I asked if she’d seen something. She confirmed my suspicions, saying she’d seen movement parallel to us for some time.

We entered a forest half an hour later, and I feared the shape was closing in on us. Then I felt something snatch at my head, and before I knew it, I was hatless. My emerald cork hat had been pinched from right in front of my eyes; or right above my eyes to be precise.

Jack holding Santa Hat
Jack holding Santa Hat (Photo credit: tscibilia)

I was bewildered by the bonce burglary, but Elle must have seen it coming; she was after the viperous varmint before I regained my composure.

The others joined me, and we set off after them, catching up on the third ridge.

Elle was holding the hobbitish creature by the scruff of the neck. Meanwhile, it was holding the emerald cork hat close to its chest, while repeating the sentence, ‘my precious, my precious, it’s mine, it’s mine, it’s Smiggin’s hat, all mine…’

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Notes

Lord of the Rings featured a hobbit called Sméagol / Gollum, who acted in a similar way to Smiggin, only it was a ring that was its ‘precious’.
Zemanta’s ‘green’ images of snake and various objects inspired the direction in the next two blogs.

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Link for multiple Ereaders at Smashwords.
Link for multiple Ereaders at Smashwords.

 

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Werewolf Of Oz New Theme Resumes Contact

Gollum eating a fish.

Hi, it’s Green.  As you know, we lost contact with Grey’s travel around Australia during the upheavals here at the Greenygrey, but there was an exciting development today when we located Grey through its Werewolf of Oz blog.

New Theme for Werewolf of Oz

We picked it up because it has a bright new theme, so it was able to reach our blogoscope,  There is good news on the blog, as it seems that Grey and its travel companions had been having trouble with a Lord of the Rings Smeagal-Gollum style nuisance, but they have now snagged Smiggin in one of its own holes.

The blog is available at: http://australiatraveller.wordpress.com/