Wednesday, 18 June 2014
Deep Thoughts: Wet And Wild Edition
So, in the world of The Little Mermaid, and of Finding Nemo, all the fish are sentient and can talk and demonstrate an awful lot of human-like behaviour, right? So does that mean they write stories? And when they do write stories, do they sometimes write, mainly for the juvenile fish, tales of things that don't really think and talk like fish thinking and talking like fish? What are those things? Kelp? Phytoplankton?
And then, in the fictional worlds these fictional fish create, do their meta-fictional subjects have their own literature, with their own metaphors? Could Sebastian the crab write a story in which talking seaweed writes a story about a talking, er, chemosynthetic vent?
If it's turtles all the way down, what does each turtle think it is? And what do they think the thing they think it is thinks it is?
Actually, I may have to go and lie down...