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Posted by: forensicpopouri - Mar 31, 2002, 2:30 PM

IN THE BEGINNING (RE BtVS #1: "Welcome To the Hellmouth")
[rhetorical verse in Shakespearean sonnet form.]

NOTE: Today's verse post is a 4-sonnet sequence, posted in two parts.</NOTE>

(1) TO FULLY UNDERSTAND when Joss began

to form the Buffyverse within your mind,

we must go back before the first film can

for "Welcome To The Hellmouth" filled. Rewind . . .


. . . to when the Buffy character was cast.

When Gellar read, she read for Cordy's role.

And only when sweet Katie Holmes had passed

(turned up her button nose at vamp patrol) . . .


. . . did Sarah Gellar put on Buffy's shoes.

(A snotty, little "bitcha's" Sarah's style --

much better matched to Cruel Intentions' hues.

She's much more fun to watch when she plays vile.)


To sweeten her, Joss gave her baby talk.

And taught her how to do the hero's walk.


(2) "THE SOFTER SIDE OF" SARAH was designed

by Joss to win our hearts. And it rang true

enough for those who aren't completely blind

to Sarah's vivid charms (more than a few).


If this seems an attack on what we love,

please note that I've watched ev'ry episode.

If S.M.G. did not quite fit the glove

of Joss's vision, that flaw prob'bly sowed . . .


. . . the seeds of better balance of the show.

Would I've loved Giles and Willow quite as much

if Buffy'd stolen scenes like Dawson's Jo?

Is B. too short and mean? Well, just a touch.


That may be why the show worked out so well.

(But if you see Ms. Gellar, please don't tell.)
  <g>


[CONTINUED IN PART 2]


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CORRECTION: LINK TO PART 2 (oops)
Posted by: forensicpopouri - Mar 31, 2002, 5:59 PM 1 of 2


http://www.buffy.com/bronze_posts.jsp?tid=53363



LINK TO PART 2 of this sonnet sequence
Posted by: forensicpopouri - Mar 31, 2002, 2:58 PM 2 of 2

http://www.buffy.com/bronze_posts.jsp?tid=53362



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