Hi, it’s G.G. Howling, fiction writing correspondent at the greenYgrey inspired by highly successful writer J.K. Rowling.
The new chapter of the X Files parody begins with thoughtful information mixing the greenYgrey rebranding with Irkutsk maps and symbols, before Bert the butterfly enters the story.
After a tad too much time travelling, the episode ends with a little literary nonsense poem that rhymes A-B-A-B-A-B-A-B-A-B.
XaW Files Chapter 1 Episode 9
I felt at home looking at the Irkutsk map, as it seemed to have everything that the new rebranding of the greenYgrey has to offer, with large areas of green and grey, and a yellow Y shape in the middle.
I also liked the Irkutsk coat of arms, featuring Dauria the Siberian tiger amongst lots of old-fashioned greenygrey, but not so much that it was carrying a sable.
So I liked the greenYgrey Irkutsk Oblast district one better:
A butterfly called Bert then got in on the greenYgreying act, so I asked him if he’d seen anything of our Wolfhol.
He said there was a lot of greenygreyness around Irkutsk, but he didn’t know if any of it had been created by Andy. We looked all around the city, but couldn’t find any signs of Wolfhol, so Bert asked if we’d fancy some time-travelling.
We jumped at the chance, and were soon flying through time. However, we must have jumped too high, and found ourselves back in the early 1900s club.
It looked a lovely design,
but wasn’t really Wolfhol’s style,
I looked for an immaculate sign,
with horses waiting a while,
Sibiryakov had a glass of wine,
while Bert fluttered for a mile,
I suggested we follow the line,
down the street in single file,
and if we don’t find Wolfhol it’s fine,
at the arc we’ll take another time trial.
Hi, it’s Jack Wolfpac, legendary travel writing poet satirical comedy correspondent at the Greenygrey, inspired by Jack Kerouac. Here’s the latest post from the Greenygrey/Grey/greenYgrey’s third epic fantasy travel by Google Maps; the search for Andy Wolfhol across Eurasia.
The poem is a seven stanzas quintain rhyming ABAAB, unlike the limericks of the last episode, which rhyme AABBA.
Hi, it’s Jack Wolfpac, satirical comedy travel writing correspondent at the Greenygrey. The above heading was a James Bond movie, and there’s a Cheap Trick reference in the latest episode of the greenYgrey’s all new thrilling fantasy travel by Google Maps literary epic comedy parody of the X Files.
Cheap Trick’s Live at the Budokan was recorded in Japan, and was a major success for them, full of great anthemic pop rock songs.
Did the recent greenYgrey rebranding cost Green and Grey a place in Britain’s top 50 pairings? That’s been the alpha topic of discussion in the office this week, after the Daily Expressrevealed a 1000-humans Elizabeth Shaw survey for their new chocolates range.
Britain’s Favourite Trios Theory
With the greenYgrey now a trio after the promotion of Yellow it might have made the great British public overlook the Green and Grey five-years double act.
Green, Grey and Yellow are probably the second favourite trio in Britain now, after the Bronte sisters.
Or did the royal couple Kate and William’s Oz visit happen too late to rekindle memories of Grey’s epic Oz ramble by Google Maps, with Green also making an appearance or two.
While we found an article describing the Kamchatka Peninsula as fish-shaped, our intrepid researchers did not find one describing its neighbouring island Karaginsky as also being fish-shaped: to us it looks like a little fish just born from Kamchatka, and shot out facing the other direction. Here’s a photo of them together, with Karaginsky at the top-right of the image:
XaW Files Episode 3 Follows Claim Discovery
Hi, it’s Jack Wolfpac, legendary travel writer correspondent at the Greenygrey inspired by Jack Kerouac in the human world.
The Greenygrey hereby claims rights to the discovery of Karaginsky as a little fish-shape to Kamchatka’s big; putting down the virtual Greenygrey flag. If one day approved, it would be the first great discovery of the Greenygrey’s epic fantasy travels byGoogle Maps.
While you might think that’s enough for one blog; and if you did you’ll be delighted … or disappointed…; to read that we’ve also got the third thrilling episode of the story, which also provides the first prattle of poetry. Here it is:
Chapter 1 Episode 3
Can’t see in Karaginsky.
Falling through earth
emerging in rocks like birth.
Sitting in a cavernous belly
water washing around
multiple boulders and me.
Come chat with me
I look like I just shot
out of a dolphin
to my mother’s mouth.
I’m a rock fish baby
I can live on seaweed
and a little summer time
haven’t had werewolf for a while.
So tell me lost traveller
what you think I should do
should I rock you in
or roll you out
it’s still your shout
but please don’t hang about
because I can hear winter start to shout.
That was some carousing
Karaginsky I did reply
I like your belly
in a way I can’t describe
but I’m on a quest
to find another lost werewolf
who’s been this way
for a much longer time.
So please do send me
on my way
and if you saw pure folklore
pass this way
could you let me know
what direction it did take
so I can continue my just
started new ramble Eurasia
somewhere in east Russia.
It’s not your time to rock
I can see you have work to do
it’s obvious to me
there was a werewolf
going to the Okhotsk Sea
we had a similar conversation
over a cup of tea
only it said ‘Y: wolf not war’
not all the time, not repeatedly.
Something tells me the Greenygreyliens of yesterday’s blog are somehow connected to Andy Wolfhol’s disappearance. So I think it’s time for the second sensational episode of the XaW Files: Fantasy Travel by Google Maps.
X Files Parody: Chapter 1 Episode 2
The collies introduced themselves as Kolya and Oleg, and said I could call them Kol and Le. They told me more about meeting a werewolf that sounded like our Wolfhol over a herbs and edible roots dinner that warmed me up no end.
They said he’d headed south after a couple of days, painting the Siberian scenery as he went.
I slept the night in an igloo they set up for me, before heading south the next morning after a very warming berry brekkie.
Siberian Fantasy Travel
I met a Siberian husky on the crest of a hill overlooking Kresta Bay. He introduced himself as Seb, and showed me a short cut to Anadyr.
After reaching Anadyr anudder Siberian husky, called Berian, advised me to head for Karaginsky Island if I wanted to fish for answers about ol’ Wolfhol.
So I continued to the very east coast of Siberia, shapeshifted into a salmon, and swam south.
Living down the Litke Strait, for I indeed did feel alive, I realised what Berian meant when I reached a big fish shaped island that had a great greenygrey look to it.
I tried to climb onto the island, but when I stepped out of the Strait it swallowed me up. I found myself trapped in the belly of a big fish.
P.S. I was disappointed not to meet Cresta the Polar Bear in Kresta Bay, after being a big fan back in the day:
Hi, it’s Jack Wolfpac, legendary travel writer correspondent at the Greenygrey. Here’s the first episode of the all new XaW Files: Greenygrey’s Rambles 3. We’re receiving more information all the time from the Bering Strait, so please bear with us.
Chapter 1, Episode 1: Collie in the Sky over Diomedes
The new Google Maps had three views for my third and final journey: satellite, street view and 3D. As regular readers will know, I am also now 3D; or to be more exact, 2 Gs and a Y. On my first ramble I had been just 2G: Green and Grey. Then, on my second journey we’d been divided into 1G x 2; but by the end of it we’d been joined again, and discovered Y, making me three-dimensional.
You can also star your favourite places on Google Maps now.
This journey was the first time I travelled together to start a ramble. The second one Grey travelled to Oz through space, and Green followed. The first one I just woke up on the edge of Vancouver, so don’t remember any travel until the documented ramble got under way.
I remembered some places as I travelled over North America, but only really got my bearing over the Bering Strait; round about Kodiak Island in Alaska, the first American state I visited after virtually travelling most of Canada. There seemed to be less ice there now: more ni than nice.
I didn’t see any Kodiak bears on Kodiak Island, when I visited on my first ramble, but I saw a lot in the Bering Strait: they seemed to be circling Big and Little Diomede Island. The islands mark the border between Russia and the U.S.A., with the western Big island Russian and the smaller one just to its east American.
A flying collie appeared in the sky above the Diomedes, and led me to Kolyuchinskaya Bay. I shape-shifted into a collie to have a good conversation with the small community of collies there. I told them I’d visited Collie in Oz, and they said they also hoped to one day visit there.
I asked them about Andy Wolfhol, which is of course the main storyline of this ramble. They said an artistic werewolf proclaiming ‘Y: wolf not war’ had passed through not too long ago.
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
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’sRambles 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
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.
gender reversal – scully more rational/sceptical, mulder more fantastical/open
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.
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.
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.