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TEA TIME in L.A. THE BRONZE / 3.20-5.22.02
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It's TEA TIME in L.A. ... when a transient interdimensional portal materializes on the beach


SANTA MONICA BEACH : TRANSIENT INTERDIMENSIONAL PORTAL (TIP) LOUNGE - TEA TIME (7-8PM BRONZE)
Posted by: ThePowersThatTea - Apr 10, 2002, 7:00 PM

#17TIPREF_SMTIP041002TT17
RHETORICAL VERSE FORM: HAIKU

SUDDENLY, IT'S HERE ...where, pre-Drac, the Scoobies snacked....
AN ALL-GLASS STRUCTURE.

A ROOM WITH ALL VIEWS
. . . of course, to the west . . .
PACIFIC OCEAN.

STILL FLOATING IN AIR . . . THERE'S THE CRUCIAL TIP CORKBOARD.
BE SURE YOU'VE READ IT. tid=63892
http://www.buffy.com/bronze_posts.jsp?tid=tid=63892

READ THE SONNETIZED . . . WEDNESDAY PORTAL DESCRIPTION . . .
AT THIS LOCATION: tid=63873
http://www.buffy.com/bronze_posts.jsp?tid=63873

THE ORACLE SAYS . . .
I see only what's in verse.
TEA TIME ends at Eight.


you speak



Responses


TEA TIME HAS ENDED =================================================
Posted by: ThePowersThatTea - Apr 10, 2002, 8:01 PM 1 of 24

Post follow-up questions and comments for Tea Time #17
on the Wednesday CORKBOARD at tid=63892
http://www.buffy.com/bronze_posts.jsp?tid=63892



THE ORACLE SAYS (speaking in BLANK VERSE)
Posted by: ThePowersThatTea - Apr 10, 2002, 7:58 PM 2 of 24

For those who wonder "what in bloody hell"
is going on in this infernal place.

I am the Oracle and I respond
to data I receive in proper form.

And if the portal is what's on your mind
then that's the data coding you should send.

But ev'rything that's said is catalogued
for future ref'rence of the Powers That Tea.

Who will transcend this room and zap away
beyond the shimm'ring wall that faces west?

Oh well, the time is running out today.
But I've been happy with my verseful play.

slipping in a couplet at the end



a fool?
Posted by: holywater - Apr 10, 2002, 7:57 PM 3 of 24

Did they tell Picasso his work was not art,
Just because it did not look the part,
In this final post I bid you adieu
With merriment abounding this fiend is flew!!!



THE ORACLE SAYS . . .
Posted by: ThePowersThatTea - Apr 10, 2002, 7:52 PM 4 of 24


glow wonders what's the topic?
And where's the portal?


TO BE CONTINUED
IN THE NEXT POST THAT I WRITE
IF I'M IN THE MOOD. <g>



Yeah
Posted by: prunehilda - Apr 10, 2002, 7:51 PM 5 of 24

It's true, I'm weak
Couldn't help but speak.



CORRECTION: "A liar now . . ."
Posted by: ThePowersThatTea - Apr 10, 2002, 7:49 PM 6 of 24

<g>


THE ORACLE SAYS (making couplet rhyme)
Posted by: ThePowersThatTea - Apr 10, 2002, 7:48 PM 7 of 24

There's prunehilda who said she wouldn't come.

I liar now? Good Lord, give her some rum. <g>



Haikus
Posted by: glow - Apr 10, 2002, 7:46 PM 8 of 24

(1) Credits I love them!

Now for today's tea topic

What is this portal?

(2) Or the Xan ep...

The Pack? So what's the topic

I'm slightly confused.



THE ORACLE SAYS (yielding QUATRAIN'S FORM)
Posted by: ThePowersThatTea - Apr 10, 2002, 7:44 PM 9 of 24

You'd think the British would have learned at school

to speak iambic rhythms in their sleep.

Yet would be BIG BADs play me for a fool

pretending that they play out with the sheep. <g>



Can't resist
Posted by: prunehilda - Apr 10, 2002, 7:42 PM 10 of 24

Earlier Hugs gave
Me a great big giggle. But
You two made me laugh.



THE ORACLE SAYS (making couplet rhyme)
Posted by: ThePowersThatTea - Apr 10, 2002, 7:40 PM 11 of 24

A big bad versifier's come to town.
Are they so terrible? Or just a clown?



THE ORACLE BLINKS
Posted by: ThePowersThatTea - Apr 10, 2002, 7:38 PM 12 of 24

How could I have miscounted
so greviously? <g>



THE ORACLE SAYS
Posted by: ThePowersThatTea - Apr 10, 2002, 7:35 PM 13 of 24

VERSE MANGLER IN CHIEF?

Is that the CREDIT? <ewg>


RHETORICAL VERSE FORM: HAIKU



note on fiend sonnets
Posted by: holywater - Apr 10, 2002, 7:35 PM 14 of 24

Official parameters make me pale of tone and chilled to the bone,
Could I be the big bad's perfect match?
How can I bind my art?
(I'm actually a country girl at heart)



THE ORACLE SAYS (speaking in BLANK VERSE)
Posted by: ThePowersThatTea - Apr 10, 2002, 7:31 PM 15 of 24

A note to self: a CREDIT for "the fiend"
who slaughters sweet iambic rhythm's feet.

What place of honor shall to them be giv'n? <g>



THE ORACLE SAYS (speaking in BLANK VERSE)
Posted by: ThePowersThatTea - Apr 10, 2002, 7:28 PM 16 of 24

What is that sound I hear? Attempts at verse? <g>

Iambic meter's slaughtered by some fiend. <ewg>

A fiend from London? No! How could it be? <smile>



THE ORACLE SAYS (looking at the room)
Posted by: ThePowersThatTea - Apr 10, 2002, 7:25 PM 17 of 24

Today the Portal's empty. That's OK.

I have "the gym" completely to myself.

If you are puzzled by what's going on,
just rest assured that this has all been planned. <g>



Holywater's sonnet form
Posted by: holywater - Apr 10, 2002, 7:24 PM 18 of 24

So it's a truly demonlike game he plays,
Changing his tact and name in multifarious ways,
Knowing we'd have to comment on the new denomination
And pandering to egos with official credits (ah, if only)

Is there a purpose - will we ever know?
A reason why the words should be sculpted just so?
After all this brain strain I shall definitely seek solace from my Spikebot!



THE ORACLE SAYS (speaking in BLANK VERSE)
Posted by: ThePowersThatTea - Apr 10, 2002, 7:22 PM 19 of 24

This is a training place for slayers' tongues.

Consider me a watcher, if you will.

I exercise myself within this room --
within constraints that seem to some absurd.

RHETORICAL VERSE FORM: BLANK VERSE



THE ORACLE SAYS
Posted by: ThePowersThatTea - Apr 10, 2002, 7:17 PM 20 of 24

By reappearing
at the same time ev'ry day
a new place is formed.


RHETORICAL VERSE FORM: HAIKU



THE ORACLE SAYS (speaking in BLANK VERSE)
Posted by: ThePowersThatTea - Apr 10, 2002, 7:14 PM 21 of 24


The evolution of this space time spot

continues daily as it reappears.



RHETORICAL VERSE FORM: BLANK VERSE



THE ORACLE SAYS
Posted by: ThePowersThatTea - Apr 10, 2002, 7:11 PM 22 of 24

What is the mystery here?

The Portal's purpose?



REHTORICAL VERSE FORM: HAIKU



THE ORACLE SAYS
Posted by: ThePowersThatTea - Apr 10, 2002, 7:05 PM 23 of 24

Let's not forget why we're here.

What was that again? <g>


HAIKU



WELCOME TO TEA TIME ... WHERE THE RULE IS: VERSE ONLY ... THE ORACLE SEES:
Posted by: ThePowersThatTea - Apr 10, 2002, 7:01 PM 24 of 24


TODAY'S BUFFET SPREAD . . .
flown in from New York City ... the Lower East Side.

Wine and sultry cheese ... from down on Clinton street.
Thanks: Punch and Judy


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TEA TIME IN L.A. CREDITS:

INTERACTIVELY STARRING "THE ORACLE OF THE INTERDIMENSIONAL PORTAL" (AI)
WRITTEN & DESIGNED BY: FORENSICPOPOURI / EXECUTIVE PRODUCER: GOODTVGUY
CREATIVE CONSULTANT: MONKEYWITHOUTPANTS / EXTERNS: GLOW, PRUNEHILDA, YELNIF
EXTRALEGAL COUNSEL: SUPERNATURAL_LAWYER / VERSELESS OBSERVER: PLEASANT_GUEST
LONDON CORRESPONDENT: HOLYWATER / CANADIAN VERSE RELATIONS: GLOW (ALSO)

TEA TIME IN L.A. is a production/connection of ThePowersThatTea




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