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    From: jmsatb5@aol.com (Jms at B5)
 Subject: Re: She-Ra???
      To: rec.arts.sf.tv.babylon5.moderated  
    Date: 7/2/2002 9:35:00 PM  

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>I happened to watch an episode of "She-Ra"
>yesterday. they're doing re-runs here in Germany, on Tele 5, and I just
>happened to drop by. And then, watched it because in the titles, it said
>that the story of that episode was by "J. Michael Straczynski"???
>

It was a long time ago in a galaxy far, far away...

jms

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    From: jmsatb5@aol.com (Jms at B5)
 Subject: Re: She-Ra???
      To: rec.arts.sf.tv.babylon5.moderated  
    Date: 7/5/2002 3:26:00 PM  

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>"She-Ra, princess of power,
>You're my precious, precious princess of power.
>She-Ra, princess of power,
>I turn to you when my relationships sour."

.......I'm in hell........


jms

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    From: jmsatb5@aol.com (Jms at B5)
 Subject: Re: She-Ra???
      To: rec.arts.sf.tv.babylon5.moderated  
    Date: 7/5/2002 8:54:00 PM  

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>Seriously: I actually think it sounds like a rather pretty and catchy
>tune. It's nothing to be ashamed of.

Actually, while working at Filmation I'd once put some words about a minor
He-Man character to the tune of the theme music from "Bonanza" --

"Who is the man with the head of lead?
It's Ram-Man!
Who is as dense as a picket fence?
Ram-Man is his name!
Leaping here, jumping there, bouncing everywhere...."

-- which was as far as I got before everybody in the office dog-piled me to
stop the horror.

jms

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    From: jmsatb5@aol.com (Jms at B5)
 Subject: Re: She-Ra???
      To: rec.arts.sf.tv.babylon5.moderated  
    Date: 7/8/2002 6:10:00 PM  

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>1) Was "She-Ra" so bad that nothing could have elevated it above
> the "waste of precious, God-given moments of life" level?
>
> 2) Did you, as a writer, phone it in?
>
>If the answer to both questions is, "No", then you ain't got
>nothin' to be 'shamed of.
>

The answers are both no, as noted, and I never said I was ashamed of it...there
was some good work done there within the limits of the form.

The chagrin is the same thing you get when somebody finds photos of you from 20
years back. Somewhere, deep in a closet, is a photo of me from the 70s in
Angels Flight pants, a denim shirt and denim vest (with just a hint of fringe),
a denim *cap* and shoulder-length hair (back when I *had* hair), an outfit that
in retrospect is horrifying and even more horrifying to realize that a lot of
that fashion has come BACK.

Writing, for me, is a snapshot of oneself, it says this is who I was at that
time, and what I was thinking, and what I believed.

So SheRa, and that photo, get the same reaction out of me. And it sounds like
".....ook."

jms

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    From: jmsatb5@aol.com (Jms at B5)
 Subject: Re: She-Ra???
      To: rec.arts.sf.tv.babylon5.moderated  
    Date: 7/8/2002 6:12:00 PM  

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>>"Who is the man with the head of lead?
>>It's Ram-Man!
>>Who is as dense as a picket fence?
>>Ram-Man is his name!
>>Leaping here, jumping there, bouncing everywhere...."
>
>LOL! Did you come up with other songs? :)

Not that I will ever cop to.

jms

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(all message content (c) 2002 by synthetic worlds, ltd.,
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