Talk:The Bogeyman

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This is essentially a duplicate of Bogeymen. I think they should be in series, not parallel. --Old Dickens 22:51, 17 December 2009 (UTC)

One as a general description, history, et c of bogeymen in general, and the other to discuss specific named examples? I can go with that. Thus far the only bogeyman who's been more than a passing supporting character has been the Bogeyman, of Hogfather, who possibly merits a page of his/its own. The rest can share a page? --AgProv 23:01, 17 December 2009 (UTC)

I don't see why the whole concept wouldn't be on one page: History, Development, Examples...
These two duplicate each other a lot. Named bogeymen already have individual pages. --Old Dickens 23:06, 17 December 2009 (UTC)

Ah, I see now. I've just looked up confirmation of a dimly remembered memory of school physics lessons, concerning "in parellel" against "In series", and I now perceive the metaphor more clearly.--AgProv 23:10, 17 December 2009 (UTC)

Sorry; not universally recognised outside electrical technology, I guess. They do mean just what they say, though; not jargon as such. --Old Dickens 23:49, 17 December 2009 (UTC)

Go for it, then. However, I see the Bogeyman as worthy of his/its own article as a named supernatural entity, and the concept of all the others as a separate one, just as Violet Bottler needs a separate page from the Tooth Fairy. We have pages for enough minor characters, and the original Bogeyman seems to me to have been very important in terms of the development of humans - indeed, was it not the fear of the dark that led to humanity fleeing into caves, nurturing fire, creating shelter and, ultimately, to civilisation? In fact, having just written that (possibly overblown) question, until we do change/eradicate the article I'm going to add this to it. --Knmatt 09:06, 18 December 2009 (UTC)

Surely the Bogeyman is met in the Tower_of_Teeth, not Castle of Bones? (unsigned comment by, 23:41 18 Dec 2009)

Um...yes. --Old Dickens 00:53, 19 December 2009 (UTC)