Imagine an epic fantasy adventure entirely in rhyme

      Imagining it wasn't hard for me, but remembering it all would be another matter, so I wrote it all down. The motion picture version would run to many millions of dollars, more than my independent production company could hope to raise, but a preliminary budget for an oversize illustrated book, audio production and made-for-TV video production of a live performance came in at around $3 million with a star attached, and fully a third of that was for the illustrated book, which could be postponed.
      Broadcast television is event driven and GRUMPUSS was a fresh, original work, with no track record. Still, with the right star and a fetching location, perhaps one of Britain's great houses, it might find a niche. England was a likely setting for a tale of knighthood and chivalry, but both Scotland and Wales had long-standing bardic traditions, and all three have castles, ruined and intact, which might provide stunning locations and a biy of history, perfect for a performance that harkened back to bards of old and that form of entertainment once reserved for kings, noble lords and outlaws.

All I needed was a hook, something to attract modernb audiences and broadcasters as well.


      Might Scotland's Grampian's be "Grumpians?" Is the mountain chain's modern name the result of a scribal error a "u" written poorly, closed at the top? What about the evidence on the ancient flag of Scotland, itself? Does that golden field represent a field of grain? Might not that red, heraldic lion represent a GRUMPUSS trapped in that field, and might that not explain why it's depicted rampant?