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TEA TIME in L.A. 3/31 (7-8 PM Bronze Time) Sunday's topic: BtVS episode #1


Welcome to TEA TIME in L.A. (7-8 PM Bronze Time) . . .
Posted by: forensicpopouri - Mar 31, 2002, 7:03 PM

Baffled? Curious? Furious?<g> . . .See the TEA TIME & SONNET FAQ:
http://www.buffy.com/bronze_posts.jsp?tid=53364


HERE ARE LINKS to today's Buffy Verse Sonnets, #17-20: IN THE BEGINNING
PART 1:
http://www.buffy.com/bronze_posts.jsp?tid=53362
PART 2:
http://www.buffy.com/bronze_posts.jsp?tid=53363


A GOOD IDEA? Starting today, 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
  11-12 AM in London (Midnight-1:00 AM after 4/7)
  10-11 AM in Sydney (9-10AM after 4/7 due to U.S. Daylight Savings Time)

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


you speak



Responses


P.S. to DaLilBit (NOTE: EXCUSE HTML ERROR. . . bigger than I meant to speak <g>)
Posted by: forensicpopouri - Mar 31, 2002, 8:06 PM 1 of 17

Bravo on your lines.
I've forgotten what that's called.
Using first letters.

HAIKU

DOUBLE POOF (until tomorrow)



Well, once again we've come to TEA TIME's END. <smile>
Posted by: forensicpopouri - Mar 31, 2002, 8:03 PM 2 of 17


I didn't keep on topic worth a dang. <g>

But since the second episode is part

of the first story told, I'll make it up. <smile>

BLANK VERSE



TOMMOROW comes "The Harvest" . . . That's ep 2.
I'll prob'ly write four sonnets more for you.


Will Shakespeare wrote one hundred fifty four.
Perhaps our Buffy will get even more.


IAMBIC PENTAMETER COUPLETS


POOF



:P
Posted by: DaLilBit - Mar 31, 2002, 7:58 PM 3 of 17

Buffy is getting good ay??
Unless you're a B/A shipper.
Filled with kinky sex due to the absence of Rippa,
Fights and blinvisibility rays.
You ever post this way??

...whew...tiresome...



CORRECTION: "How many would to post"
Posted by: forensicpopouri - Mar 31, 2002, 7:57 PM 4 of 17

How many would want to post


Regarding THREAD SIZE:
Posted by: forensicpopouri - Mar 31, 2002, 7:53 PM 5 of 17

WHAT IF one thousand people
were in this thread now?

(2) If that sounds insane . . .
How many would to post
if Joss read this thread?

(3) He's not, but I am. <smile>
And even I can only talk
with just ten people.

HAIKU SEQUENCE



In Buffy's case . . . there is a chosen ONE
Posted by: forensicpopouri - Mar 31, 2002, 7:49 PM 6 of 17

But I seek out the TEN . . . or slightly more

who can well speak their minds with verse constraints.

BLANK VERSE



Strewn through my many posts you'll find the clue

of why to do this. Just what verse can do.


IAMBIC PENTAMETER COUPLET



forensic...
Posted by: DaLilBit - Mar 31, 2002, 7:48 PM 7 of 17

...sorry to say this but...what the hellmouth are you talkin bout as far as thread size...as for WTTH...was a great ep...established the characters in their niches...


DaLilBit, 'fore I comment on S. Plath
Posted by: forensicpopouri - Mar 31, 2002, 7:43 PM 8 of 17

I'll wrap up my last thought on size of thread.

No thousand, nor a hundred. No just ten

Just ten at most could interact here well.


BLANK VERSE

Now, as for Plath . . . I'm as guilty as you are

of straying from the TOPIC OF THE DAY.

The topic is first Buffy episode.

The links up top hold what I had to say. <smile>

But I want to thank you for Plath. OK. <smile>


BLANK VERSE



Well, cut that down to just one hundred folks.
Posted by: forensicpopouri - Mar 31, 2002, 7:35 PM 9 of 17

That's still too many people to be read.

And even if there's lot's of pleasant jokes,

how could he well respond to what's been said?


IAMBIC PENTAMETER QUATRAIN



I like poetry...
Posted by: DaLilBit - Mar 31, 2002, 7:33 PM 10 of 17

...I just suck at it...I'm more of a quotation person...Sylvia Plath wrote some wicked poetry...

Nevertheless, I am the same, identical woman.
The first time it happened I was ten.
It was an accident.

The second time I meant
To last it out and not come back at all.
----------------------------------------
Dying
Is an art, like everything else.
I do it exceptionally well.

I do it so it feels like hell.
I do it so it feels real.
I guess you could say I've a call.

It's easy enough to do it in a cell.
It's easy enough to do it and stay put.
It's the theatrical

Comeback in broad day
To the same place, the same face, the same brute
Amused shout:

'A miracle!'
That knocks me out.
There is a charge

For the eyeing my scars, there is a charge
For the hearing of my heart---
It really goes.

And there is a charge, a very large charge
For a word or a touch
Or a bit of blood

Or a piece of my hair on my clothes.
-------------------------------------------

Out of the ash
I rise with my red hair
And I eat men like air.

from Lady Lazrus by Sylvia Plath



Imagine, if you will, a different case . . .
Posted by: forensicpopouri - Mar 31, 2002, 7:30 PM 11 of 17

Imagine if you knew that Joss were here.

(That is NOT now the case, but just suppose.)

Imagine that one thousand folks had words

to say to him. How could he ever read

that pile of words. 'Twould be insane to try.

BLANK VERSE

[TO BE CONTINUED]



Hey there, DaLilBit
Posted by: forensicpopouri - Mar 31, 2002, 7:25 PM 12 of 17

I have scared off most people
by requiring verse.

HAIKU</small

But there's a secret mission I am on <g>
that can succeed by a strange twisting path.
<smile>

BLANK VERSE



That was a joke, of course, about a curse . . .
Posted by: forensicpopouri - Mar 31, 2002, 7:21 PM 13 of 17

The truth is well contained in TEA TIME'S FAQ:

http://www.buffy.com/bronze_posts.jsp?tid=53364



hi...forensic...
Posted by: DaLilBit - Mar 31, 2002, 7:18 PM 14 of 17

...just stopping in to say hi and happy easter...I don't see alot of ppl here...I'm not much of a poet...like to talk bout Buffy in the layman's tongue...what do you think of my imitation of James Joyce... ;)


For those who don't know why I post in verse . . .
Posted by: forensicpopouri - Mar 31, 2002, 7:17 PM 15 of 17

What can I tell ya? . . . It must be a curse.

IAMBIC PENTAMETER COUPLET



I wrote four sonnets for Tea Time today.
Posted by: forensicpopouri - Mar 31, 2002, 7:14 PM 16 of 17

The topic they're about is the first show.

That's "Welcome To The Hellmouth." The delay . . .

. . . I had in posting Tea Time? Stubbed my toe. <g>


IAMBIC PENTAMETER QUATRAIN



Excuse the late start . . .
Posted by: forensicpopouri - Mar 31, 2002, 7:05 PM 17 of 17

There was a technical glitch.

It's all OK now.

HAIKU




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