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

IN THE BEGINNING (RE BtVS #1: "Welcome To the Hellmouth")

[CONTINUED FROM PART 1]

(3) BUT THOSE ARE "LONG SHOT" COMMENTS, let's zoom in

on how the story grows in that first show.

Let's versify the TEASER scenes, wherein

the tone is set for where we are to go.


WE OPEN ON A HIGH SCHOOL -- LATE AT NIGHT.

WE TRACK past Giles' lair to a science lab. . . .

WE "CRAWL" across the floor to our FIRST FRIGHT:

A "THING" outside the window makes a stab . . .


. . . and breaks the glass. BUT it's just GIRL and BOY.

Two teens. The boy says come, let's go inside.

The boy is confident. Is this some ploy?

For her -- it seems -- this is a spooky ride.


She hears a noise. She's scared -- or so is seemed.

He says they're all alone . . . THEN VAMP TEETH GLEAMED.


(4) THE BIG SURPRISE, of course, was it's THE GIRL

who was the vampire. He who was the prey.

And with this scene, Joss did his flag unfurl.

With this, the Buffyverse went on display.


To tell the episode in all details

would take more verses than I mean to write.

The characters we meet as they raise sails

on Whedon's sea. For us, love at first sight.


Relationships bein. And vampire dust

begins to clog the sew'rs of Sunnydale.

Trajectories of story gain their thrust

and set our orbit. Joss has made the sale.


I now shut up to let more voices fly

about ep number one. Please testify.



# # # END OF SONNET SEQUENCE


you speak



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CORRECTION: Relationships BEGIN. And vampire dust . . .
Posted by: forensicpopouri - Mar 31, 2002, 2:41 PM 1 of 1

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