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Posted by: forensicpopouri - Apr 23, 2002, 6:31
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JANUS - RE: "Halloween"
Episode #18 / 2.6 of
SLANDERING OF JANUS !!! God of doors . .
of PORTALS . . . new
beginnings. SHAME ON JOSS.
Giles has research running out his
HOW COULD god Whedon let the
writer gloss . . .
. . . the essense
of the Roman guardian
of the whole
universe to modern slang.
two-faced statue's meaning's been
by sloppy usage. HENCE this
comes the first month of the
fresh start as our hist'ry turns the
The sacred Janus month,
not one of fear,
but opportunity for
a new age.
First day each month . . .
first hour of each day . . .
first month -- to Janus Romans
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forensicpopouri - Apr 23, 2002, 6:38
2 of 4 (sonnet sequence) SLANDERING JANUS
forensicpopouri - Apr 23, 2002, 6:36
BUT IN THE
EPISODE NAMED "HALLOWEEN"
the villain prayed
to Janus to unleash
a chaos on
WELL . . . blame it on
the writer's mind's pastiche . . .
. of fragments of all knowledge from the past.
fixate on the two-faced statue's coin
common usage that pops rather fast
into our minds
when pieces we adjoin.
The carpenter who uses
one bent nail
to hold his work together should
his effort for the beautiful will
More care, Joss, in the nails that
A mish-mash of a theme is
what you get
if standards for your quality
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forensicpopouri - Apr 23, 2002, 6:35
THEME"? . . . What do I mean by
"COHERENCE" is the term that I will
to represent the goal -- the perfect
that comes when all things "click" to
light the fuse . . .
. . . of story power --
when all lines converge
within a magic circle:
WHEN DONE RIGHT, all the
with greater clarity. BUT HERE
I BARK . . .
. . . UNHAPPY DOG
with bones to gnaw with rhyme.
I paw the
episode for scraps of meat.
(I can't help if I
do this ev'ry time.)
I want my slobber'ring
verse to find what's sweet.
But dogs who've
tasted meaty bones will yelp
when tossed a salad.
YET I've come to help.
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forensicpopouri - Apr 23, 2002, 6:34
of course, will fix what has transpired.
episode is firmly in the can.
The only fix would
be if I was hired
a long, long time
ago. Instead of fan, . . .
. . .
consultant of a kind that's not yet
I swear the rhyme has led me down
A blatant plea for pay would
make me groan.
To bark for money? Give
that dog a bath!
The point, you see, of this
is killing time until I wrap this
with some profound remark that will
within your memory. But, Buttercup, . .
. . . whatever insight that I meant to
got lost when money happened in my
Perhaps all writers
can lose their
when their dogs hunt dough.
forensicpopouri - Apr 23, 2002, 6:33
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