Wednesday, July 19, 2017

Endless Whispers: Oogie Boogie

You'd better pay attention now
'Cause I'm the Boogie Man
And if you aren't shakin'
Then something's very wrong
'Cause this may be the last time now
That you hear the boogie song
-Oogie Boogie's Song, The Nightmare Before Christmas

Who can say just where he comes from?  And who can say just how he got here?  Either way - everyone had better be very afraid because he's the bogey man!  With a jolly laugh and a roll of his dice, Oogie Boogie has sauntered his way out of the Damned City to find his way through the Starlight Forest.  Unlike the other morose inhabitants, Oogie Boogie seems to be singularly unconcerned with the despair wrought by the Wizard and his terrible minions.

Oogie Boogie's arrival and origin are as incongruous and mysterious as that of the Wizard.  With the otherworldly schism tearing apart the distant Damned City, it is possible that Oogie Boogie somehow arrived through the nexus of cataclysmic shear forces which arrived following the Great Rebellion.  Reality has unraveled and new paradigms are forcing themselves upon the mortal plane - such is clear.  It is possible that his distant origin explains his constant mirth - for nothing seems to trouble Oogie Boogie.  Nothing, except for losing at gambling perhaps.  And, it could be said, that the Wizard is gambling with him...



1 comment:

  1. Wasn't it a character of "The Mask" cartoon series? Or I am wrong as it is stuck in my mind, I have seen it before in some cartoon. Anyways thank you for sharing it