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by: forensicpopouri - Apr 02, 2002, 3:21
A VERY SPECIAL TEA
TIME: Writing The Ballad of
[rhetorical verse in
LAST NIGHT I scanned the
Bronze and watched "The Witch."
Witch," I choose to hold my tongue.
in the Bronze I found a post for
I felt compelled to post what must be
TOPIC POSTER whom had caught my eye
going_through_the_motions (their Bronze
An English-class assignment
made them sigh.
They had to write a
ballad which would frame . . .
. . the story of our Buffy's
Now, ballads have more
slack than sonnets do,
and so I told
them that a useful key
Gellar's tale was Going Through . .
. . . The Motions' tune.
Rewrite that great song's lines
TIME: Write G's song in those confines!
# # #
EXAMPLE: SUNG TO THE TUNE OF
upon a time, a girl named Gellar
got a job
at sweet sixteen.
Acting on TV -- so well,
Won an Emmy fast. First year on
The OLD STAR on the show
said "No. No. No. . . ."
"Sweet Sarah's got
"Young Sarah Gellar's too
precocious, for her own damned good."
must run Miss Gellar from my hood." . . . . .
TO BE CONTINUED .
. . BY YOU? . . . AT TEA
REPOST of SMG bio information (that I'm
using as the basis to write an SMG
forensicpopouri - Apr 02, 2002, 4:15
You ask is difficult
Posted by: Ron_j_d - Apr 02,
2002, 12:38 AM
That's a pretty tall
order but here's some info on her...
Kendel Hart, Long lost daughter of Erica Kane on "All My
Children" when she was 16.
She started on the
show playing a 16 year old but people complained that
Erica couldn't have a secret 16 year old since she was
on the show for about 18 or so years and never been away
long enough to have a baby off-camera so the writers
quickly made Kendel 22 which put Sarah in an ironic
spot... she played over 21 when she was really 16 then
on buffy she played 16 when she was really over 21. (I
don't know how you can make THAT rhyme but I thought it
She won a Daytime Emmy for the
role her first year on TV.
That pissed off Susan
Lucci who played her mom "Erica" for almost 20 years
with no Emmies to her credit to that point (since then I
think she finaly won one).
became "Bad.. real bad" so bad that soon she had to be
written off the show. (I hope your proud of yourself
But that turned out to be a blessing in
disguise. She was now free to audition for a roll on a
TV series based on a movie about a girl who hunts
She auditioned for the role of a
She got the part of
That's a few tidbits of what I know...
hope you can use it in your assignment.
FOR EDUCATIONAL PURPOSES ONLY (some
forensicpopouri - Apr 02, 2002, 3:25
Going Through The Motions
for a few lines,
until we understand better just what
Joss was doing
when he composed the words to the
first song in
Once More, With Feeling (BtVS
(1) Ev'ry single
night, the same arrangement
(2) I go
out and fight the fight.
(3) Still I
always feel the same
(4) Nothing here is
real. Nothing here is right.
LET'S ANALYZE THE RHYTHM BUFFY
(1) EV'ry sin-gle
NIGHT . . . . THE SAME . .
(2) I go out and FIGHT
. . . THE FIGHT.
(3) STILL I always
FEEL . . . . THE SAME . . es-TRANGE-
(4) NOTHing here is REAL . . .
NOTHing here is RIGHT.
THE RHYTHMIC "DRUM BEATS" . . . IMAGINE A SNARE
(1) TA-ta ta-ta TA
. . . . TA TA . . ta TA TA
(2) TA ta
ta ta TA . . . . TA TA.
(3) TA ta ta
ta TA . . . . TA TA . . ta TA TA
TA ta ta ta TA . . . . TA ta ta ta TA.
NOW MAKE UP SOME LINES FOR
THE BALLAD OF SARAH MICHELLE GELLAR
SAME RHYTHM (and yes, I'll leave you to note the
(1) SING with all
my MIGHT . . . OF SAR- . . -ah
(2) (GOSH I hope I WRITE . .
(3) LOVE her pretty
FACE. . . . HER GRACE, so
(4) (PRAY I write good
LINES . . . PRAY I keep them