Most species accept this category covers paintings, sculptures, music even though the likes of Wes and Stan want Play Pixie Monthly included given they say they are truly awestruck by the pictures in this magazine. While that is in no doubt, theirs is likely to remain a minority view. The sprite communities do have some appreciation for art (especially good pictures) but are generally considered oafish by everyone else since they have to be dragged into art galleries and so on, the only group that does this.
Each Kingdom species has its own culture, special stories and songs though almost everyone agrees the sprites’ version of culture is disgusting, being full of innuendo. They themselves argue that is a cultural art form in itself as innuendo has to be subtle to be at its best. Again they’re on their own with this one.
The Kingdom sees this as one of the finest of the fine arts. Stories form a large part of the realm’s history. The stories emanating from the magical realm make it to other universes via certain selected minds. Minds open to the idea of the magical. On Earth the obvious candidates here were Hans Christian Anderson and the Brothers Grimm. Every species has at least one volume of fairy tales in their own home. All are encouraged to read. Indeed the hour equating to 7 to 8 p.m here on Earth is meant to be reading time for all not in public office. Those in public office are meant to have their reading time the moment they come off duty. The Queen never comes off duty as such but she reads in bed. All species are encouraged to read about other worlds (though Eileen’s texts on places she visited are only available to adults, willing to give their names and addresses, most don’t). The Queen encourages a good reading of the official history books. And when she encourages, she really encourages…! Most know how to take a hint when they get one.