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TEA TIME in L.A. THE BRONZE / 3.20-5.22.02
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TEA TIME in L.A. (4 PM Pacific) Buffy Verse & Discussion... no Brits allowed<g>


Tea Time #3 "Constructive Praise"
Posted by: forensicpopouri - Mar 21, 2002, 7:01 PM

LINK to today's SONNET (#3) What Do We Hold Sacred?   (usually posted at Noon, Pacific)
     http://www.buffy.com/bronze_posts.jsp?tid=47636

WELCOME

It's tea time in Santa Monica,
    the Pacific breeze pushes the smog back downtown,
and the "sharks" are still stuck not returning calls in their nasty little offices
   in Beverly Hills. <smile>

At the request of Pleasant_Guest the first topic up for discussion today is
   "Why does the sultry sulking and pleasing perversity of a pouting plum
   seduce strangers blind to her blade?"


   KIDDING! <ewg>

   No, seriously ... after reading today's sonnet, PG suggested that we
   focus our attention on praising the BtVS team.

   Which fits in with an article I had an English professor at U of St. Thomas
   send me yesterday about ...

         CONSTRUCTIVE PRAISE

I'll now pour myself a cup of coffee oops, tea . . . and listen.

As is perversely usual for me <smile>, I'll be around 'till 5 PM (Pacific).

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FOOTNOTES

NOTE: The rhetorical verse above is in Shakespearean sonnet form.

NOTE: Being abandoned by the British, California now claims Tea Time as our own.
Tea Time in L.A. is, by proclamation, 4:00 PM -- Pacific time, obviously. <g>

BRONZE-LINKS TO PREVIOUS TEA TIME SONNETS:
   #1 Beyond "Normal Again"  
         http://www.buffy.com/bronze_posts.jsp?tid=46649
   #2 Riley & Sam's Grown-up-itude   
         http://www.buffy.com/bronze_posts.jsp?tid=47071
         NOTE: Replies include insightful rhyming couplets by prunehilda


you speak



Responses


POOF ...
Posted by: forensicpopouri - Mar 21, 2002, 8:03 PM 1 of 20

And so farewell, PG ... and all ... until another time. <smile>

To wrap this Tea Time up I repost our "collaborative verse"
in praise of the Whedon team.

HAIKU OF PRAISE

Painful transcendence

    is a more challenging art

        than staking Big Bads.



(sigh) ! ah well!!!
Posted by: Pleasant Guest - Mar 21, 2002, 7:57 PM 2 of 20

cyberhug!

I enjoy chatting! Until next time...

(mounts dappled gray unicorn and gallops blithely away, smiling over one shoulder and pleased you don't think me complete moron after the "conversation" you witnessed with SPOCKSMYGOD and the...uh...accessories.)

=) lol



the Tea Time clock minute hand goes round but 6 more times ...
Posted by: forensicpopouri - Mar 21, 2002, 7:54 PM 3 of 20

...but I'm delighted by the result.

A "collaborative verse."



(sincere and gentle applause and smiling.)
Posted by: Pleasant Guest - Mar 21, 2002, 7:51 PM 4 of 20

as I have said before, "thou art as wise as thou art beautiful."

Is tea nearly over? =(



<smile> then may I order from the haiku menu for the lady ...
Posted by: forensicpopouri - Mar 21, 2002, 7:48 PM 5 of 20

HAIKU

Painful transcendence
    is a more challenging art
        than staking Big Bads.


Nor do I claim the level of art for my "rhetorical verses" ...

... except when I do. <smile>



I studied haiku in my oriental lit class but I write prose I'm afraid...
Posted by: Pleasant Guest - Mar 21, 2002, 7:44 PM 6 of 20

rather romantic smutty stuff, not art by any means...lol

but a chinese princess once wrote:

"may we not meet in the next life
if not in this one my dearest?"



I think...
Posted by: Pleasant Guest - Mar 21, 2002, 7:40 PM 7 of 20

Did you check out my post 'bout a quarter page down?

mayhap that might....(smile slowly, eyes never leaving your face) inspire you?



we posted simultaneously, PG ... didn't see your reply
Posted by: forensicpopouri - Mar 21, 2002, 7:39 PM 8 of 20

Perhaps you could haiku your "transcendant" idea?


Specific, high quality PRAISE is so much harder than clever CRITICISM
Posted by: forensicpopouri - Mar 21, 2002, 7:36 PM 9 of 20

... which explains the silence. <smile>

Well, that, and the fact that the tea got cold.<g>



well...how about the idea that the show transcends itself?
Posted by: Pleasant Guest - Mar 21, 2002, 7:36 PM 10 of 20

Buffy is being transfigured by her experiences.


turning his attention to THE TOPIC <g> ... and momentarily ignoring diversions<ewg>
Posted by: forensicpopouri - Mar 21, 2002, 7:26 PM 11 of 20

What facet of the Whedon team should we focus our attention on
in composing our ode of praise?



"his mind in engaged in the rapt contemplation of the thought of the thought of the thought..."
Posted by: Pleasant Guest - Mar 21, 2002, 7:23 PM 12 of 20

=)

I think I like you.

You're a mad genius, are you not?



I'd like to briefly praise Tallian for her posting a limerick today ...
Posted by: forensicpopouri - Mar 21, 2002, 7:21 PM 13 of 20

I smile, and move on. <grin>


my smiles are as inscrutable as my posts
Posted by: forensicpopouri - Mar 21, 2002, 7:19 PM 14 of 20

<smile>


High Tea is 5:00 ... My Tea is 4:00 <g>
Posted by: forensicpopouri - Mar 21, 2002, 7:17 PM 15 of 20

No, you Brits can't have regular Tea Time back.

We have stolen it fair and square.



afternoon tea and high tea are 2 entirely different entities!!!
Posted by: Pleasant Guest - Mar 21, 2002, 7:16 PM 16 of 20

afternoon tea is a formalised social affair.

high tea is a light meal.



ah !!!! "curiouser & curiouser!!!" like the chesire cat in Alice's Adventures =)
Posted by: Pleasant Guest - Mar 21, 2002, 7:15 PM 17 of 20

"smilest thou?"


can't leave without......
Posted by: holywater - Mar 21, 2002, 7:15 PM 18 of 20

sharing this cracker from my extremely Giles-like mother

"High tea is early evening between say 5 and 6. It consists of a cooked dish followed by bread, butter and jam etc, and cakes"

...so now you know why it can never be yours...rule britannia..



PG ....
Posted by: forensicpopouri - Mar 21, 2002, 7:13 PM 19 of 20

I strive for inscrutability ... except when writing sonnets. <smile>

Good idea for today's topic!

            Even if I bent it to my own perverse purpose. <g>



ummm.....(eyes wide, truly surprised) I SEDUCED someone?
Posted by: Pleasant Guest - Mar 21, 2002, 7:08 PM 20 of 20

dearest, in the south we call it flirting and all nice girls do it!

Hi!

I'll say this for you, you're great shock value!

You don't know my Bard?




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