Call me delusion mad or part of a media conspiracy, but the third episode of the new X-Files series, Mulder and Scully Meet the Were-Monster, seemed to have a lot of greenYgrey-related ingredients, such as storyline reverse were theme, questioning protagonist (my greenYgrey Y?) and an old-fashioned greenYgreyish were creature.
Reverse Were Transformation
Without giving too much of the story away, in case you haven’t watched it, the episode begins with Mulder in a questioning mood, seemingly having lost interest in searching for ‘the truth’.
A were creature features, looking greenYgrey in colour. However, it’s a mainly comedy episode, and reverses the stereotypical good human to bad creature were narrative, as one of my poems did many moons ago. It was posted on fmpoetry just over six years ago, and is repeated below.
I don’t know if Chris Carter and the X-Files writers are a-were of my writing, but it is a big coincidence otherwise, what with my comedy-serious X-Files parody being blogged before the new series was written. I don’t know, I am not a-were, but the truth is out there…!
The Reverse Werewolf Transformation
wild wolf partly eaten by a human
I know it sounds pretty gruesome
got my leg half bitten and lost two paws
surely there should be laws
to protect wolves like me
from this kind of atrocity
next full moon I fail to howl for the first time
my voice has no harmony
no more freedom for me
stumbling around without a pack
I wish I could have the old times back
now I’m a shackled city stray
lost my company and somewhere to play
The ideal accompaniment to the new X-Files series:
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