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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 near Su


SANTA MONICA BEACH : TRANSIENT INTERDIMENSIONAL PORTAL (TIP) LOUNGE - TEA TIME (7-8PM BRONZE TIME)
Posted by: ThePowersThatTea - Apr 12, 2002, 7:03 PM

TO NEW GUESTS: READ THE TEA TIME FAQ
http://www.buffy.com/bronze_posts.jsp?tid=67836

WHERE'S BUFFY IN ALL THIS? READ TODAY'S TEA TIME SONNETS ABOUT BtVS EPISODE #8
http://www.buffy.com/bronze_posts.jsp?tid=67039

#19TIPREF_SMTIP041202TT19
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=67415
http://www.buffy.com/bronze_posts.jsp?tid=67415

READ THE SONNETIZED . . . TEA TIME PORTAL DESCRIPTION . . .
IF YOU ARE NEW HERE: tid=65321
http://www.buffy.com/bronze_posts.jsp?tid=65321

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


you speak



Responses


...
Posted by: yelnif - Apr 12, 2002, 8:02 PM 1 of 37

And, FP, (or Tea,
Whatever you call yourself)
Yelnif faking verse?

Please explain this line
(Unless it was an insult
to mu poetry...

I have never claimed
To be any Kippling or
even Joss Whedon...



TEA TIME HAS ENDED ===========================================
Posted by: ThePowersThatTea - Apr 12, 2002, 8:01 PM 2 of 37

Post follow-up questions and comments for Tea Time #19
on the CORKBOARD



Mister Verschip says . . .
Posted by: Mister_Verschip - Apr 12, 2002, 8:00 PM 3 of 37

I will keep my calm today.
For now I will POOF.



"Alas! You jest at scars that never felt a wound"
Posted by: Pleasant Guest - Apr 12, 2002, 8:00 PM 4 of 37

Dear friends,
I'd not intrude for the living world
upon so valiant an enterprise as structured verse
when I am but a base clown playing party tricks;

I wish only to say "Hello, I'm glad you're here."
And thus Pleasant returns to silent darkness...

Oceans of Love and Millions of Kisses!



The Oracle says . . .
Posted by: ThePowersThatTea - Apr 12, 2002, 7:58 PM 5 of 37

Ah . . . the lazy latecomers. <smile>
Welcome to the plot.



A shiny new clue
Posted by: glow - Apr 12, 2002, 7:58 PM 6 of 37

Money isn't the answer,
But part of the key.

(2) Rather not the key.
Virtue and morality,
Good character traits.

(3) Could they be the key?
Again the topic du jour
Has been overlooked.



The Oracle says . . .
Posted by: ThePowersThatTea - Apr 12, 2002, 7:57 PM 7 of 37

I hear yelnif clearly now.
Just read the FAQ dear.


<smile>



....
Posted by: yelnif - Apr 12, 2002, 7:53 PM 8 of 37

The time is coming
When you'll surely disappear...
So here goes nothing

Please forgive me Sir
For being so very rude
But you trouble me

Do you just come here
Wander the realms of the Bronze
Simply to confuse?

I suppose you won't
Respond, this is so very
unoriginal

Not the first to ask
Is Yelnif, but why, Sir, don't
You MAKE ANY SENSE???????



Mister Verschip says (in calm Blank Verse)
Posted by: Mister_Verschip - Apr 12, 2002, 7:53 PM 9 of 37

OK, I'll ask you nicely what's the deal?
What is the problem that you say I have?
I see that money is not what you want.
You seem to have a problem with just me.

So tell me now what do you see in me?



And what is the other
Posted by: prunehilda - Apr 12, 2002, 7:52 PM 10 of 37

Pray tell us Powers That Tea
Another clue Please.



I know that I'm late
Posted by: glow - Apr 12, 2002, 7:51 PM 11 of 37

But I am here none the less.

I am bad. What's new?



The Oracle says . . .
Posted by: ThePowersThatTea - Apr 12, 2002, 7:49 PM 12 of 37

The smell of his cold hard cash
is just ONE problem.



Mister Verschip says in Blank Verse (waving his wad of bills toward the SHIMMERING WALL )
Posted by: Mister_Verschip - Apr 12, 2002, 7:46 PM 13 of 37

This is a STUPID Oracle I swear.

A simple ticket is all I require.

Just through THAT WALL I have desire to go.

I have a lot of money don't you see!!!!



The Oracle blushed. . .
Posted by: ThePowersThatTea - Apr 12, 2002, 7:42 PM 14 of 37

Just as the Bronze has tech faults,
the Oracle slips.

<g>



....
Posted by: yelnif - Apr 12, 2002, 7:41 PM 15 of 37

To mister FP
Why now "ThePowersThatTea"?
Identity crisis?



Ooops BLOODY HELL . . . "How many of THESE pretty things you want?"
Posted by: Mister_Verschip - Apr 12, 2002, 7:40 PM 16 of 37

...


Mister Verschip says (in Blank Verse . . . while counting hundred dollar bills)
Posted by: Mister_Verschip - Apr 12, 2002, 7:38 PM 17 of 37

There's nothing wrong with green, if you ask me.

I know somewhere within you there's sweet greed.

How many of this pretty things you want?



The Oracle says . . .
Posted by: ThePowersThatTea - Apr 12, 2002, 7:36 PM 18 of 37

Without iambic feet?

Then walk in haiku.



The Oracle says . . .
Posted by: ThePowersThatTea - Apr 12, 2002, 7:34 PM 19 of 37

I do hear Verschip's request.

But something is wrong.



Meter
Posted by: prunehilda - Apr 12, 2002, 7:33 PM 20 of 37

If it is done well
You can't hardly tell.
But when it's done badly
Sounds like Glenn Close sadly.



Mister Verschip (with disgust oozing from his . . . well, from whatever he has pore-like)
Posted by: Mister_Verschip - Apr 12, 2002, 7:32 PM 21 of 37

O.K., my man, I play your stupid game.

Why won't you listen to my plain request?

I simply want a ticket through that wall?



The Oracle says . . .
Posted by: ThePowersThatTea - Apr 12, 2002, 7:29 PM 22 of 37

to noisy formless poets . . . <g>

I cannot hear you.



The Oracle says . . .
Posted by: ThePowersThatTea - Apr 12, 2002, 7:27 PM 23 of 37

Rhymes, rhymes, rhymes, rhymes, rhymes.

There goes prunehilda again
ignoring meter.



....
Posted by: yelnif - Apr 12, 2002, 7:27 PM 24 of 37

Yelnif faking verse?
I mock these accusations!
What do you mean?

That I'm no poet?
Well I said that from the start!
I verse for you, mate



Mister Verschip says (in a bloody couplet)
Posted by: Mister_Verschip - Apr 12, 2002, 7:24 PM 25 of 37

I read your Buffy sonnets for today.

What would you have us make of them? I say.



No question?
Posted by: prunehilda - Apr 12, 2002, 7:24 PM 26 of 37

Episode 8, as you well know
is Me Robot, You Jane.
You thought it really did blow
or maybe I'm insane.



....
Posted by: yelnif - Apr 12, 2002, 7:24 PM 27 of 37

Has the standard been raised?
Are we now supposed to rhyme?
My little head is dazed...
Set out of rhythm and time.

And just when I really thought
I'd got the hang of haiku,
I was again caught short
And now i don't know what to do...

Tonight I have, on my hands, some time.
So I will stay, and if necessary, rhyme.



The Oracle says . . .
Posted by: ThePowersThatTea - Apr 12, 2002, 7:22 PM 28 of 37

I sense someone's faking verse.

Could it be yelnif?



The Oracle says . . .
Posted by: ThePowersThatTea - Apr 12, 2002, 7:22 PM 29 of 37

I sense someone's faking verse.

Could it be yelnif?



The Oracle says . . .
Posted by: ThePowersThatTea - Apr 12, 2002, 7:19 PM 30 of 37

Ah, Mister Verschip
speaking in my name again?

You will fool no one.



....
Posted by: yelnif - Apr 12, 2002, 7:18 PM 31 of 37

Well hello my friend...
Or should that be aquaintance?
Well now there's a thought...

These definitions,
Hard to remember them all...
(Talking jibberish)

Don't know if you noticed
Last night I made an error
Sorry about that.



The Oracle says . . .
Posted by: Mister_Verschip - Apr 12, 2002, 7:16 PM 32 of 37

Dear prunehilda rhymes
but where are her happy "feet." <smile>

What's episode 8?



Mister Verschip (smirks and speaks a bloody rhyming couplet)
Posted by: Mister_Verschip - Apr 12, 2002, 7:15 PM 33 of 37

Dear Mr. Oracle who speaks haiku

I have returned to have a go at you.



OK
Posted by: prunehilda - Apr 12, 2002, 7:14 PM 34 of 37

I see we're going to start slow
It's difficult to make words flow.

Perhaps the Oracle could pose a question.
That would be my humble suggestion.



The Oracle says . . .
Posted by: ThePowersThatTea - Apr 12, 2002, 7:10 PM 35 of 37


The writing of verse requires
an inspiration.

Let our metaphors
grow out of the Buffyverse.
Let us remember.



The Oracle says . . .
Posted by: ThePowersThatTea - Apr 12, 2002, 7:07 PM 36 of 37


Don't forget: the Slayer's world
is our reference point.



WELCOME TO TEA TIME ... WHERE THE RULE IS: VERSE ONLY ... THE ORACLE SEES:
Posted by: ThePowersThatTea - Apr 12, 2002, 7:04 PM 37 of 37


TODAY'S BUFFET SPREAD . . .
biked over from the main drag . . . Santa Monica

Fresh gourmet slices ... of pizza with extra cheese
Wildflower's Pizza


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