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Don’t Ask Nanna: About Icelandic Elves

Don’t Ask Nanna: About Icelandic Elves

Published April 10, 2015

Nanna Árnadóttir
Main photo by
RMM

Dear Nanna,

Do Icelanders really believe in elves?

Best,

If-It-Elves-It-Sells

Dear If-It-Elves-It-Sells,

Hold on a second, I just need to call about 325.000 Icelandic people to double check.

I can’t remember if we really believe in elves or if we just pretend to believe in the existence of immortal supernatural beings based on stories passed down over centuries for the sake of profit and a quirky brand image.

phone gif via followthelaughter tumblr

Best,

Nanna

Dear Nanna, 

What should I call my new band? The name has to be Iceland related because it’s a real inspiration to my music.

Best, 

You’re-My-Muse

Dear Schmooze-You-Lose,

I have made you a list of possible suggestions below. I hope I have helped you push your music to the next level.

1. The Norse Whisperers
2. Snobo (a.k.a The Snow Covered Hobos)
3. The Sensual Eruptions
4. Smoked Meat
5. The Toxic Debts

Good luck on your future career in music.

Nanna

Nanna,

When will your country stop killing arctic foxes? Everything you write is pointless and stupid, meanwhile you kill foxes which are endangered species.

V

Dear V,

You are a god damn hero, V. You know that? The voice of the voiceless, the fox-activist to end all fox-activist.

After all, what’s the point of righteous indignation if you can’t wield it in ignorance? Does it matter that arctic foxes are endangered in mainland Scandinavia, i.e, Sweden, Norway, Finland but not in Iceland? No.

Does it matter that Iceland has so many arctic foxes they are literally being shipped away to boost depleting Scandinavian fox stocks? No.

Because what do facts even mean when matters of the heart are at stake?

Keep fighting the good fight,

Nanna

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