oh fuck no why
see, Fallen London was inspired by The Waste Land, or at least the dream qualities were, but you can still see many influences, especially the Lady in Lilac, and The Sandman was also inspired by The Waste Land in some of its chapters
because I read both of them, my current project, specifically the Dumuzid and Enkimdu (also read as: Abel and Cain) part, had one scene that seemed to heavily allude to The Waste Land, to be precise:
“That corpse you planted last year in your garden,“Has it begun to sprout? Will it bloom this year?“Or has the sudden frost disturbed its bed?“Oh keep the Dog far hence, that’s friend to men,“Or with his nails he’ll dig it up again!
it even factored the role of Dumuzid’s black dog
neither Fallen London or The Sandman had referenced or alluded to that part
I have not read The Waste Land until now
is that some creepy human collective subconsciousness thing?