(Original post by Frey)
Well I like writing silly fictional stories, but chances of getting that published=0.
Weird kooky academic books, I thought a nice one (probably been done before though) is like 'Trees in mythology and folklore', because most major Indo-European cultures have this 'tree of life', which bears fruit which makes you a. live longer b. gives you knowledge. So for example (although obviously the Bible isn't Indo-european) you have the Tree of Knowledge and the forbidden fruit, in Norse Mythology you have Yggdrasil (tree of life) and Idun with her golden apples (sound familar Medbh
?) who provides them to the gods to keep them young, and then there's obviously Greek mythology with the tree with the golden apples and Persian mythology has this tree too, who's apples give knowledge and life (strangely, like Yggdrasil the Norse tree, it has a little lizardy dragon thing trying to kill the tree). Of course this is a very brushed over explanation, there are plenty more cultures/ similarities that could be made, but it's things like that I find particularly interesting
Yes I'm in Scotland at the moment, but going back east in a few weeks
Trust me, living in Georgia was a real eye-opener. It was so openly corrupt and difficult to get anything it was really quite sad, but everything else was amazing (maybe apart from their diet, which was SERIOUSLY carnivorous and alcoholic
) Read back a few pages on this thread if you like to see where I ranted about their traditions/ culture which is very interesting
they really hang onto their roots, but are a tad sexist....it's almost quite funny. Literally what men do is just stand around with their arms crossed smoking in groups haha. Once when I was on an archaelogical dig there, our well stopped working... no man rushed to fix it and freaked out Western style, instead 6 guys all stood in a circle tutting with their arms crossed and staring at it for like 20 minutes haha I went hitch hiking a lot too (it's how I like to travel) and you meet a lot of nut bars and nice people (my friend and I were given a litre bottle of beer since some guys didn't have enough room for us in their car
)also got a lift in a beast of a Soviet coal truck.. shakiest thing I've ever been in haha. Got two christmases and two new years thanks to the orthodox calender and stayed in a flat with no heating and water never hotter than 20 degrees in winter
go chase the dream Jack! It's worth a shot, like all these things. Deffo won't happen if you don't try.
well in 'bum land' it might not be