England’s Dreaming #6 – Some Questions and Answers

Question:  So, why did you call the last few posts "England’s Dreaming" when in fact a significant chunk of British folklore originated in Scotland, Wales and Ireland?

Answer:  I didn’t think the Celtic nations would mind.

Q:  Are you insane?

A:  If you’d actually read the posts you’d know the answer to that already.

Q:  Seriously, why did you choose that title?

A:  Because I’ve always liked the phrase and I’d like to celebrate a fine purveyor of dairy products.

Q:  So, is there anything you think you missed over the England’s Dreaming posts?

A:  Robin Hood.

Q:  And the anti-globalisation agenda?

A:  Ooo, good one!

Q:  And you missed the phrase "The pen is mightier than the sword" in the Excalibur post, didn’t you?

A:  Yeah, and that could have lead into a discussion of story-telling traditions.

Q:  Do you know anything about story-telling traditions?

A:  Do comics count?

Q:  I’m asking the questions here.

A:  Fair point.

Q:  Are you going to do any more of these posts?

A:  Probably, just need to clear some head space so I can look at Robin Hood, local legends and some obscure stuff that I sort of half know about.

Q:  Like?

A:  Like how Gog and Magog went from being apocalyptic biblical figures to being giants who hang out in Britain. Also black dogs.

Q:  So have you enjoyed writing this stuff?

A:  Yeah. That’s what I like about blogging, the free-wheeling stream-of-consciousness stuff. You don’t get to do that when you’re writing TPS reports.

Q:  So was there anything else you missed?

A:  Um. No.

Q:  Are you sure?

A:  Yes!

Q:  Didn’t Sudge point out that you also missed a reference to Indiana Jones and the Last Crusade when you were talking about the Holy Grail?

A:  There’s a reason for that. I forgot how to spell Jehovah in Hebrew.

Q:  With an I.

A:  Thank you.


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