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Posted by: Shoka Aug 21 2002, 02:32 AM
asmodeus gasps
"no fair!" well, it wasn't fair;
'twas magnificent!

"I'll show your doom!" the bat cried,
And charged to commit Sera-cide;
But Seraphim's weapon
Was a vision of heaven,
With a slice of cheesecake on the side.

Posted by: vonSudden Aug 21 2002, 03:00 AM
In reply to:

asmodeus gasps
"no fair!" well, it wasn't fair;
'twas magnificent!

A gentleman knows
What is meant by "the fair sex".
Of course she was fair!

Even in Heaven,
"Do what thou whilt" is indeed
The whole of the law.

(Edit: added the one on top, plus the quote)

Posted by: Mintaka Aug 21 2002, 06:28 AM
God calls to humans
Through beauty's sacramentals;
Goodness stuns evil.

Light shines in darkness;
Darkness can't comprehend it,
Much less resist her.

Points to Seraphim --
She burns bright with love's fire --
For naked courage.

<g> Theology haiku!

Posted by: Rowan Bristol Aug 21 2002, 08:00 AM
I am desire
Naked Rage and Primal Thought
You Knew me too well

Did anyone else hear choir music when Seraphim disrobed?

Posted by: NthDegree256 Aug 21 2002, 09:14 AM
Piro is at risk
His good conscience plays dirty
And so does his bad.

Posted by: OtakuWiz Aug 21 2002, 09:26 AM
So why doesn't Piro ever have a smirk of content, especially if his conscience does? I wonder what Largo's conscience looks like...

A poem inspiring comic... Hmmmm...

Asmodeus had stocked himself well,
With every type of weapon he could find in hell,
He would have made Largo proud,
Every weapon was quite loud.

But one thing he didn't bring,
Was protection for his manly thing,
Cause Seraphim needed only one weapon,
Those graces of God, the wonderful gifts of heaven.

Thank you.

Posted by: Hiigaran Aug 21 2002, 09:43 AM
Dead in his own tracks
The demon lost so swiftly
Felled by his nature.

The angel on high
Looks down and smirks, her enemy
whom she defeated.

Not much was needed
to win this day, Maybe now
She can help Piro.

Posted by: GoJiTa972 Aug 21 2002, 09:54 AM
What a pity... Why o why can't we have the correct point of view for this attack ? The victim's view would be so nice (*pervert mode is ON*)... just kidding

Posted by: Reflaxion Aug 21 2002, 10:39 AM
demon thinks to fight
angel uses devil's tricks
to win at all costs

Posted by: SilveryStorm Aug 21 2002, 11:26 AM
the path to success
cannot ever be outdone
if odds favor you

Posted by: Shoka Aug 22 2002, 12:18 AM
In reply to:

Did anyone else hear choir music when Seraphim disrobed?

Joy, fair spark of the gods,
Daughter of Elysium,
Drunk with fiery rapture, Goddess,
We approach thy shrine!

from An die Freude (Ode to Joy) by Friedrich Schiller, as
sung in the 4th movement of Beethoven's 9th Symphony

For planting that int'resting notion,
My ambivalent thanks to you, Rowan;
For I'm certain I shall
Never hear the Chorale
Without seeing an angel disrobing!

Posted by: Golgo13 Aug 22 2002, 02:11 AM
It's just a drawing
Flesh and blood sketches are not
Please get over it

Posted by: vonSudden Aug 22 2002, 03:42 AM
In reply to:

It's just a drawing
Flesh and blood sketches are not
Please get over it

Reality is
Just a construct of my mind.
What's the difference?

Even a simple
Drawing is a conduit
For the artist's soul.

Posted by: Shoka Aug 22 2002, 01:56 PM
A fixation on flesh and on blood,
Shows a fancy that's mired in mud;
If you wish to soar free,
Take this lesson from me,
And don't ever "get over it", bud!

Posted by: Golgo13 Aug 22 2002, 03:08 PM
Soar free, my friend, but one day you must touch the ground again...

Posted by: smurd Aug 22 2002, 05:03 PM
[!haiku]If we ever "got over it" we'd have nothing to write poetry with! A heartfelt "Tut tut!" on behalf of Seņor Borges...

For that matter, we'd have no MegaTokyo either.

Or manga, or anime.

Double-plus ungood.[/!haiku]

Posted by: chryozach Aug 22 2002, 05:11 PM
Hee hee.

Writing down his notes:
Go Boo! For Great Justice!
Naked equals win!

-I'll have a footlong Zach with everything but onions

Posted by: Golgo13 Aug 22 2002, 06:05 PM
What I meant to say
Was not to shun the comic
But sketch girls aren't real

Just please don't get off
On a chick with a trenchcoat
Who does not exist

Posted by: Shoka Aug 22 2002, 10:38 PM
In reply to:

Just please don't get off
On a chick with a trenchcoat
Who does not exist

I understand you very well - you object to my rhapsodizing over a character who is the product of an artist's imagination. As I see it, you are objecting for one of two reasons:

1. You are irritated, and wish to control my behavior; or

2. You have a genuine altruistic concern for my mental health.

I'll assume the second case is your true motivation, as my response to the first would be far too rude for public consumption. Ergo, let us examine the proposition that poetry written to a fictional character is mentally unbalanced.

Already, in the mists of imagination, I see the shades of Helen of Troy, Guinevere, Scheherazade, Nayotake no Kaguya-hime, and a host of others. They raise eyebrows in displeasure at the notion that the efforts expended by legions of artists over the centuries on their behalf was a foolish waste of time, or that the appreciation of those works by we more mundane sorts is a mental abberation. As do I. As do others.

Or, if you find that unconvincing, let us leave it at this: regard my sanity as a lost cause, and trouble yourself no more concerning it.

Posted by: Golgo13 Aug 22 2002, 11:10 PM
i do not question your sanity at all, as that was a sound reply. however, my statements were directed more towards the people clamoring for "naked seraphim t-shirts", "fan service", and the like, not those who appreciate good art, which i believe this comic to be.

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