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Poem: But What About Kikyou?

But What About Kikyou?

“But what about Kikyou?”
 is the classic question asked
to slow down the story’s pace
when the romance comes too fast --
Her life recast as plot device.

Kikyou, bell-flowered maiden
Venging ghost cast in beauty,
toy of a twisted jewel
Intense, a sense of duty,
confounding those who loved her.

Reduced to a handy ploy
see her stand, her bow clenched tightly --
not aimed at Kagome, no,
but at those, laughing lightly
who would make of her pain a joke.

O, fortunately,
the arrows, you see
cannot penetrate
the writer’s substrate.
Thus, they remain safe.



( 7 comments — Leave a comment )
Jun. 3rd, 2008 02:57 am (UTC)
great poem!

I loved the second part a lot! :D
Jun. 3rd, 2008 04:55 am (UTC)
Great poem. Of course, we do know that she was a plot device because RT told us that Kikyou "was always by my side making me
feel better." RT once said that she named character Kikyo after
watching a show on flowers where the announcer said that the meaning of Kikyo was eternal love. Whereas, when she was naming Kagome she was looking for a name ending in e because she thought
it would sound cute.
Jun. 3rd, 2008 03:59 pm (UTC)
Really?? Where did she mention this? I would like to add to my collection of factoids!
Jun. 3rd, 2008 05:48 am (UTC)
Haha, that's awesome.
Jun. 3rd, 2008 01:26 pm (UTC)
Don't you believe it, she gets plinked every time.
Jun. 3rd, 2008 03:58 pm (UTC)
Poor Kikyou! It's true.... and at least RT is very kind to do only this to her....

*cringes, shudders and gags at the way Fanfic writers use her*
Jun. 3rd, 2008 05:54 pm (UTC)
Look at the interviews which are collected in The Art of Inuyasha. There are also interviews of RT collected in Rumic World and Inuyasha Companion.
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