Comments : Janis

  • 6 years ago

    by A lonely soul

    I assume Janis is the creator of PnQ? from whatever little I have read. A very nice tribute to a creator who hides in the shadows of his creation.....but I agree he should be guarding the forefront and rear of the site, like his namesake, the two-faced Roman God Janus.
    (For ignorants like myself: Janus is the god of beginnings, Janus is associated with doorways and gates,. Since he looks both ways, the term Janus-faced is used to describe someone who is duplicitous. He is also considered the guardian of peace).

    The last stanza is especially artful & crafty:

    Janis, a thief in the shadows, steals in,
    steals out, steals away, leaving only
    the tiniest of crumbs, dirt-colored,
    in his wake.

    I first thought that this poem belonged in the "funny poem" section, until I read it again and overcame my ignorance.

    A very ingeniously worded write, for all of us to appreciate the great brain behind this popular site. We now just need the two-faced head symbol (with actual photo perhaps)to decorate its gate (home page).

  • 6 years ago

    by Saerelune

    Well thats a whole new image of Janis, id surely never depict him as a god but now i think further about it...He does play the strings of our pnq destiny, lol. I don't have much to say but if this poem doesn't win for its quality then it should win just to bug Janis with it when it appears on the front page!

  • 6 years ago

    by Michael D Nalley

    This is awesome

  • 6 years ago

    by sibyllene

    "it should win just to bug Janis with it when it appears on the front page!"

    That's my biggest hope! Lol

  • 6 years ago

    by AJ

    Bravo! haha, this is amazing and so true. I hope it makes the front page!

  • 6 years ago

    by Britt

    This better make front page, salt in the wound of Janis' ego. Well, perhaps not, this builds him up to such a high standard. Should we fill his head more, even though it talks of letting us down? Nah. This is brilliant, Sibby dear!

  • 6 years ago

    by HOLLY ARMER

    Brilliant!

  • 6 years ago

    by Decayed

    Hahhahaha! This is a really amazing piece :)

    Am I supposed to laugh? I think yes.. Janis, I can imagine he is a Roman God, or something..

  • 6 years ago

    by Boy

    Hmm good poem
    :)

  • 6 years ago

    by Lostlove1

    What a brilliant idea for a poem Siby.lol right on time too!

    I'm sure this one will win, so Congrats early on this winning poem!!!!
    ~Lostlove1~

  • 6 years ago

    by Larry Chamberlin

    Timely, brilliant & audacious.
    Correct duel = dual (or was that on purpose?)
    & colloborations = collaborations

    5/5 & nom

  • 6 years ago

    by Rania Moallem

    High five for sibsib!

    Not only was it creative, but was enjoyable too, the play on words was very smart. There are a lot of creative poems, writings etc. but doesn't mean they are enjoyable, some hold good metaphors, but not all makes sense.

    Here, you've made a great mix, of a good sense of humor, this innocent irony, a bit of sweet anger (fed up) the tone was just very expressive, I believe most of us understood this piece very well, since we are all enduring troubles with site glitches.

    You have fairly descried Janis, and the way he acts around this community, however you very well described his authority, ability, and how much effect he've got around here..

    I love it, this should go to the ffront page I agree, but if Janis saw it, we better still have a front page lol.

    well done ;)

  • 6 years ago

    by L

    I'm dont know much about Janis other than he is the owner of PnQ but I really liked the poem.

  • 6 years ago

    by PnQ Mod Account

    An audacious attempt to bring the metaphysical down to the level of the mere IT mortal.

    Larry

    Snark, heh heh

  • 6 years ago

    by Britt

    I love the word snark. I use it all the time and Jason says its not a word :( it is, Sib uses it! So I plan to randomly post thoughts and what not. We will get ya to 100!!! Taunt Janis foreeeever.

  • 6 years ago

    by sibyllene

    Oh, it totally is a word! How can one be "snarky" if there's no such thing as "snark" for them to be like?

    (I think I just made it more confusing...)

  • 6 years ago

    by sibyllene

    But the way Larry is giggling at it, I feel like it's secretly a naughty word and I just don't know about it.

  • 6 years ago

    by Saerelune

    Congrats Sibs!

  • 6 years ago

    by Britt

    It might be and we don't know the dirty term behind it. I always use it. I'm snarky all the time. Jason says I'm insane. It might be the same thing. lol

  • 6 years ago

    by Britt

    Oh yeah, congrats on you win btw :)