[Fangirl] Heroes: Season Opener

At *that* part I totally sang:

Oh no! There goes Tokyo!
Go! Go! Godzilla!

Aaaand now we know what Mommy Dearest’s power is. Well, besides bearing preternaturally sexy children with emo!floppy hair.

You know what I love about this show? It still has the capability to shock and surprise me.

Bring it, Kring.

Oh, and since I love improving my hit count, the poem at the end of episode The Second Coming was entitled “The Second Coming” by W. B. Yeats. Which is a poem about Christ, as if you couldn’t figure it out.

Turning and turning in the widening gyre
The falcon cannot hear the falconer;
Things fall apart; the centre cannot hold;
Mere anarchy is loosed upon the world,
The blood-dimmed tide is loosed, and everywhere
The ceremony of innocence is drowned;
The best lack all conviction, while the worst
Are full of passionate intensity.
Surely some revelation is at hand;
Surely the Second Coming is at hand.
The Second Coming! Hardly are those words out
When a vast image out of Spritus Mundi
Troubles my sight: somewhere in the sands of the desert.

A shape with lion body and the head of a man,
A gaze blank and pitiless as the sun,
Is moving its slow thighs, while all about it
Reel shadows of the indignant desert birds.
The darkness drops again; but now I know
That twenty centuries of stony sleep
were vexed to nightmare by a rocking cradle,
And what rough beast, its hour come round at last,
Slouches towards Bethlehem to be born?

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One Response to [Fangirl] Heroes: Season Opener

  1. dub says:

    I think the subject matter of poem, “The Second Coming”, is the Irish War of Independence which was just kicking off in 1919 as Yeats was writing the poem. Following on from the 1916 risiing – “All changed, changed utterly: A terrible beauty is born.”

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