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TEA TIME in L.A. 3/30 (7-8 PM Bronze Time) Starting tomorrow, the topic is a Buffy episode per day?


Welcome to TEA TIME in L.A. (7-8 PM Bronze Time) . . .
Posted by: forensicpopouri - Mar 30, 2002, 6:59 PM

. . . where we polish our pointy tongues by talking in verse.

Baffled? Curious? Furious?<g> . . .See the TEA TIME & SONNET FAQ:
http://www.buffy.com/bronze_posts.jsp?tid=51856

Here's the link to today's sonnet, #16 . . . the last arbitrary topic. <smile>
http://www.buffy.com/bronze_posts.jsp?tid=52286

A GOOD IDEA? Starting tomorrow, Sunday 3/31
   the topic of each daily TEA TIME thread will be
     an episode of Buffy the Vampire Slayer . . .
from the beginning . . .


SUN 3/31 #1 "Welcome To the Hellmouth"
MON 4/1  #2 "The Harvest"
TUE 4/2  #3 "The Witch"
WED 4/3  #4 "Teacher's Pet"
THU 4/4  #5 "Never Kill A Boy On The First Date"
 FRI 4/5  #6 "The Pack"
SAT 4/6  #7 "Angel"

OUR CHALLENGE (while sharpening our slayer tongues) is
to use the discipline of rhetorical verse to squeeze all "the juice"
there is to be squeezed from the artistic and cultural power source
that is Buffy the Vampire Slayer.


NOTE: Now that everyone will know the topic in advance, <smile>
you'll have time to "distill" your most profound thoughts about each
Buffy episode you wish to explore . . . into a sonnet to share
during Tea Time (if you wish).

TEA TIME hour is . . .
  4-5 PM in Los Angeles
  7-8 PM in New York City and in the Bronze
  12-1 AM in London (11PM-Midnight from 3/31-4/7)
  10-11 AM in Sydney (9-10AM after 3/31 due to U.S. Daylight Savings Time)

I'll be here until 8:PM Bronze time . . .


you speak



Responses


Well, once again we've come to TEA TIME'S END
Posted by: forensicpopouri - Mar 30, 2002, 8:02 PM 1 of 15

Remember all . . . the rules here do not bend. <grin>

IAMBIC PENTAMETER COUPLET


Tomorrow's all new! <smile>
Watch "Welcome To the Hellmouth."
again . . . the first time. <g>


POOF



With the topic known . . .
Posted by: forensicpopouri - Mar 30, 2002, 7:58 PM 2 of 15

Feel free to prepare some verse
to share at TEA TIME.

(2) More insightful lines
will come when you're not hurried.

Tea time's "exercise."

(3) Getting iambic
to flow from your slayer tongue
I claim, is useful.

(4) And there is value
that I will not discuss now
that comes from "constraint.

HAIKU SEQUENCE



Tomorrow's Topic . . .
Posted by: forensicpopouri - Mar 30, 2002, 7:49 PM 3 of 15

. . . is "Welcome To The Hellmouth."
The first episode.

(2) I'll watch it again
and see what still touches me.
Where is it's beauty?

(3) Then write a sonnet
condensing its highest art
(in my eyes, of course).

HAIKU SEQUENCE



Well, that's two sonnets.
Posted by: forensicpopouri - Mar 30, 2002, 7:44 PM 4 of 15

I'll rest my sonnet muscles
for a few minutes. <g>

HAIKU



[2.4] And here we meet to exercise our tongues.
Posted by: forensicpopouri - Mar 30, 2002, 7:40 PM 5 of 15

A savvy slayer has good words and lungs.


IAMBIC PENTAMETER COUPLET
NOTE: posts 2.1 - 2.4 complete a second sonnet



[2.3] Now, in the Buffy context, think of Giles.
Posted by: forensicpopouri - Mar 30, 2002, 7:37 PM 6 of 15

And Buffy's training to perfect her force.

Her slayer muscles went through many miles

of exercises. Kicks and stabs, of course.

IAMBIC PENTAMETER QUATRAIN



[2.2] If you have time, please look at what I wrote
Posted by: forensicpopouri - Mar 30, 2002, 7:32 PM 7 of 15

about the reasons I post sonnets here.

It is a sonnet sequence I won't quote

in this thread. But the link will make it clear.


#4-7 WHY I POST IN SHAKESPEAREAN SONNETS (4-sonnet sequence)
       PART 1 - tid=48156
       PART 2 - tid=48152



ASIDE TO KRAUT <smile>
Posted by: forensicpopouri - Mar 30, 2002, 7:27 PM 8 of 15


Follow the link to the FAQ
that's mentioned up top.


HAIKU



[2.1]  If we go back to Buffy number one
Posted by: forensicpopouri - Mar 30, 2002, 7:25 PM 9 of 15

and watch each episode with brand new eyes

that seek the greatest beauty -- and the fun --

and see what better insights might arise.



School`s been out
Posted by: kraut - Mar 30, 2002, 7:23 PM 10 of 15

so , please, what`s asonnet again?
I honestly forgot.



. . . to write in Shakespeare's form here in the Bronze.
Posted by: forensicpopouri - Mar 30, 2002, 7:18 PM 11 of 15

In versifying coolness . . . I'm the Fonz. <ewg>

IAMBIC PENTAMETER COUPLET

NOTE: My previous 3 posts, plus this one, complete
one Shakesperean sonnet.



Each line I'm writing now's done in real time.
Posted by: forensicpopouri - Mar 30, 2002, 7:14 PM 12 of 15

I'm exercising sonneteering skills --

composing in iambic and with rhyme.

Will I lure other folks . . . against their wills . . .

IAMBIC PENTAMETER QUATRAIN



I have a tape of ev'ry episode . . .
Posted by: forensicpopouri - Mar 30, 2002, 7:10 PM 13 of 15

and though I've watched them all. Perhaps again,

but this time seeking a new mother lode

of insight --using verse to get new spin.

IAMBIC PETAMETER QUATRAIN



It came to me this morning in the show'r --
Posted by: forensicpopouri - Mar 30, 2002, 7:07 PM 14 of 15

that random daily topics aren't so hot.

Perhaps there was a path with greater pow'r

to mine the best of Buffydom . . . or not? <smile>

IAMBIC PETAMETER QUATRAIN



FOOTNOTES: PREVIOUS TEA TIME RELATED LINKS
Posted by: forensicpopouri - Mar 30, 2002, 7:00 PM 15 of 15


3/20/02 Question for a Brit: When is Tea Time?-tid=47101
3/22/02 Quote Of Joss Whedon Post About The Bronze from 5/21/00 - tid=48092

PREVIOUS TEA TIME THREADS
3/20/02 tid=47264 #1 Tea Time! (Yanks steal tea time from the British)
3/21/02 tid=47816 #2 "Constructive Praise" (What Do We Hold Sacred?)
3/22/02 tid=48211 #3 Joss Whedon & The Bronze
3/23/02 tid=48693 #4 Giles' Daylight Savings Time (& naughty Sing-Along)
3/24/02 tid=49105 #5 DoubleMeat Morality
3/25/02 tid=49423 #6 If You Could Speak One Haiku To Joss
3/26/02 tid=49999 #7 The Powers That Tea Proclaim: Verse Only (Marsters Encounter)
3/27/02 tid=50583 #8 All Musical Buffy?
3/28/02 tid=51074 #9 Sonnet School for Slayers? (I'm Your Watcher, Now<g>)
3/29/01 tid=51994 #10 Fun?

PREVIOUSLY POSTED TEA TIME SONNETS:
#1: BEYOND "NORMAL AGAIN" - tid=46649
#2: RILEY & SAM'S GROWN-UP-ITUDE - tid=47071
#3: WHAT DO WE HOLD SACRED? - tid=47636
#4-7 WHY I POST IN SHAKESPEAREAN SONNETS (4-sonnet sequence)
       PART 1 - tid=48156
       PART 2 - tid=48152
#8 DOUBLEMEAT MORALITY - tid=49007
#9-12 ALL MUSICAL BUFFY (4-sonnnet sequence)
       PART 1 - tid=50573
       PART 2 - tid=50575
#13-14 SONNET SCHOOL FOR SLAYERS - tid=50974
#15 BRING THE FUN IN - tid=51492

SATIRICAL SONG 3/23/02 Nude-Platoon Drill Sargeant Review of Season 6 ("Dead Things") - tid=48604

HAIKU SEQUENCE (OT) OSCAR "RACE" 3/25/02 - tid=49359

SCRIPTED SCENE SATIRE:SUMMERS' KITCHEN -DAY (Anti-Dawn) 3/20/02
    PART 1- tid=47399
    PART 2- tid=47400




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