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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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Werewolf of Oz Crossroads Point

Hi, it’s Greenygrey. We just remembered that we’re supposed to be telling you important parts of the Werewolf of Oz: Fantasy Travel by Google Maps story on this blog, to justify telling you it again, and not just filling up space, and Grey wanted to tell you that yesterday’s chapter of the Werewolf of Oz marked an important crossroads in its epic comedy-fantasy virtual-travel quest across what is known in the human world as Oz.

Solo Quest Ends with Arrival of Bonzo Scottie

That’s because in the next thrilling chapter of the Greenygrey world’s best ever book, Grey is joined by the ghostly dog apparition of Bonzo Scottie, who bears a striking resemblance to the Bon Scott of AC/DC Grey had seen on stage at the Rock-It festival.

Bon Scott
Cover of Bon Scott

So although Grey had met many travellers and characters in the first sixteen chapters of the book, from Chapter Seventeen it has a long-term travel buddy that will accompany it through most of the book, and many adventures.

Other Good Werewolf Book

In our Google Alerts Werewolf newsletter this morning we were alerted to a review of The Wolf Gift book by Anne Rice, which seems to feature a werewolf as nice as us, but not a Greenygrey. So we are still alone as far as we know.

Here’s the Sun Daily review, and The Wolf Gift on Amazon.

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