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An essay about mythical creatures and their relationship to humans

I discovered this fantasy essay from 2004 by Buck Young titled A Historical Overview of The Whereabouts Of Gnomes And Elves, Fauns And Faeries, Goblins, Ogres, Trolls And Bogies, Nymphs, Sprites And Dryads, Past And Present.

I haven’t figured out who this is, but the essay is great read. Someone posted the whole thing on Facebook, and it showed up in my feed. At first it seemed like a very easy read, so I started reading the beginning. Something longer than a short sneeze of information always sticks out on the Internet. Then, I realized the story is about elves and gnomes, and I thought to myself, “why am I reading this?” But then I couldn’t stop reading it.

It makes one think because this essay intertwines between reality and fantasy in a mockumentury style.