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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 the Transient Interdimensional PORTAL LOUNGE appears on Buffy's beach


SANTA MONICA BEACH : TRANSIENT INTERDIMENSIONAL PORTAL (TIP) LOUNGE - TEA TIME (7-8PM BRONZE)
Posted by: ThePowersThatTea - Apr 18, 2002, 7:00 PM

TTREF_25TT - THIS IS TEA TIME IN L.A. EPISODE:
#25 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.

IF YOU ARE NEW HERE: READ FULL PORTAL DESCRIPTION - tid=65321
AND THEN CONTINUE.


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


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EOTD: (Episode Of The Day) BtVS#14/2.2 -SOME ASSEMBLY REQUIRED
SOTD: (Sonnets Of The Day) PARTLY LOVE #62-65/154 - tid=73798
TODAY'S TEA TIME CORKBOARD: tid=75951
NEW GUESTS: SHOULD SEEK ANSWERS ON THE CORKBOARD

NOTE: THIS ROOM IS THE ORACLE'S VERSE-ONLY PORTAL LOUNGE.
IF YOU WANT TO CHAT DURING TEA TIME WITHOUT VERSE
THE TEA TIME TERRACE IS NOW OPEN JUST OUTSIDE

TEA TIME PORTAL LOUNGE CODES FOR FORMAL VERSE:
HS - Haiku (3 lines INCLUDING the SUBJECT line)
HR - Haiku (3 lines in the Response.)
BV - Blank Verse (unrhymed Iambic Pentameter)
RC - Rhyming Couplet (rhymed adjacent lines of IP)
SQ - Sonnet Quatrain (4 lines of IP, end-rhymed ABAB)
CS - Complete Sonnet


you speak



Responses


Good Lord! He's killed the CORKBOARD!
Posted by: goodtvguy - Apr 18, 2002, 8:13 PM 1 of 27

(dialing his cell phone)

GTVG here. Tell FP to cool it on the "lessons."
No messages in here today.

OK. Bye.
(shuts his cell)

Too bad.

POOF



TEA TIME HAS ENDED =================================================
Posted by: ThePowersThatTea - Apr 18, 2002, 8:01 PM 2 of 27

Post follow-up questions and comments for Tea Time #25
on the today's CORKBOARD - tid=75951
http://www.buffy.com/bronze_posts.jsp?tid=75951



Everyone varies (HS to Oracle)
Posted by: glow - Apr 18, 2002, 8:00 PM 3 of 27

The same formula won't work

for every artist.

Continuing HR

Some people will soar

and others more will falter

Rules may not apply.



The Oracle says . . . (HS to Verschip smiling)
Posted by: ThePowersThatTea - Apr 18, 2002, 8:00 PM 4 of 27

I see your wisdom growing.

BUT TEA TIME runs out.



Mister Verschip says . . . (RC to the Oracle . . . keeping his temper)
Posted by: Mister_Verschip - Apr 18, 2002, 7:57 PM 5 of 27

Constraint in Hollywood is social wall.

Will members of the tribe return your call.



The Oracle says (HS CORRECTING his MISDIRECTION. This Reply is for glow)
Posted by: ThePowersThatTea - Apr 18, 2002, 7:54 PM 6 of 27

ART and HOLLYWOOD.
How do contraints operate
in those diff'rent realms?

HR

Within the sonnets
constraints lead to NEW thinking.
Not so in H.W.



The Oracle says . . . (HS regarding Verschip's comment)
Posted by: ThePowersThatTea - Apr 18, 2002, 7:52 PM 7 of 27

Of course just talking in verse
can be pure B.S.



Mister Verschip says . . . (BV commenting on the Oracle's response to glow)
Posted by: Mister_Verschip - Apr 18, 2002, 7:50 PM 8 of 27

If you are saying what you say you are
then I agree completely with that thought.



The Oracle says . . . (HS to prunehilda regarding her request)
Posted by: ThePowersThatTea - Apr 18, 2002, 7:48 PM 9 of 27

ART and HOLLYWOOD.
How do contraints operate
in those diff'rent realms?

CONT HR

Within the sonnets
constraints lead to NEW thinking.
Not so in H.W.



The Oracle says . . . (HS regarding Verschip's eloquent seething)
Posted by: ThePowersThatTea - Apr 18, 2002, 7:45 PM 10 of 27

I sense a human trait here.
Is it jealousy?

CONT HR

I must calibrate.
Perhaps this Chip simulates
that green angry beast.



This morn' my phone rang (HS to Oracle)
Posted by: glow - Apr 18, 2002, 7:44 PM 11 of 27

The interview test I passed

Now I have new stress.

HR Continuing

Let's change the topic

Hollywood versus the arts

What lines do each cross?



Mister Verschip (SQ to himself, seething)
Posted by: Mister_Verschip - Apr 18, 2002, 7:40 PM 12 of 27

If they want Hollywood, just look outside.

There's Marsters chest just waving in the breeze.

While in this stupid room I must abide.

I bet that sodding Marster's chest has fleas.



The Oracle says (HS to glow who's just arrived)
Posted by: ThePowersThatTea - Apr 18, 2002, 7:37 PM 13 of 27

How was your job interview?

We put off that talk.


CONTINUING HR

The talk of contraints
in Hollywood, and in art.
Is that what you'd like.



The Oracle says . . . (HS to Verschip about prunehilda)
Posted by: ThePowersThatTea - Apr 18, 2002, 7:34 PM 14 of 27

Do you see her standing here?

What bravery's that?



Yesterday twas late (HS to Oracle)
Posted by: glow - Apr 18, 2002, 7:33 PM 15 of 27

Missed the chit chat on constraints:

art and Hollywood.



Mister Verschip says . . .(RC to the Oracle about prunehilda)
Posted by: Mister_Verschip - Apr 18, 2002, 7:33 PM 16 of 27

She came in armor-plated to the teeth.
And bloody sodding verse did she bequeath . . .

. . . to your attention Mister Oracle.
I think if she were here, she'd just say: "Bull!"



The Oracle says . . . (HS to Verschip about prunehilda)
Posted by: ThePowersThatTea - Apr 18, 2002, 7:29 PM 17 of 27

She knows the rules, but resists.

And not brave enough.



Mister Verschip says . . . (BV to the Oracle about prunehilda)
Posted by: Mister_Verschip - Apr 18, 2002, 7:27 PM 18 of 27

So though she speaks in verse, she shall not pass
beyond the PORTAL WALL no more than I?



The Oracle says . . . (HS about prunehilda's verse again . . . behind her back)
Posted by: ThePowersThatTea - Apr 18, 2002, 7:24 PM 19 of 27

She sings so well this woman
but gets the beats wrongs. <smile>


CONTINUING HR

And such a coward
running for beer ev'ry time
she says anything.

<g>



Mister Verschip says (BV to the Oracle)
Posted by: Mister_Verschip - Apr 18, 2002, 7:20 PM 20 of 27

I see dear prunehilda's verse took you some time
to comprehend all that she had to say.

Or do you comprehend at all my friend.
Or simply count the syllables and rhyme?



Donning her breast plate and horned helmet ( the cute on though)
Posted by: prunehilda - Apr 18, 2002, 7:19 PM 21 of 27

The Wherefore

I cry "I sing the body electric"
Of democracy that good Walt Whitman
Once wrote. A poet for the common chick.
And yes, now, hotter flames the wind did fan.

I'm Boudicca, The Celtic Queen, from long
Ago...the beauty that did raise her sword
Against convention, to sing her song
against law, to squash the Roman Lord.

(GOSH)

I need a cigarette; this sense of bliss!
It must be time to go the terrace.


(Again, please watch your step and don't slip in all
that blood.)



The Oracle says . . . (HS about prunehilda's who has gone outside)
Posted by: ThePowersThatTea - Apr 18, 2002, 7:17 PM 22 of 27

<bigprunehilda brings a sonnet
. . . and then she retires. <smile>

CONTINUING H

Some beautiful words
with a few accents misplaced.
Does she realize?



Mister Verschip says ... (BV to The Oracle)
Posted by: Mister_Verschip - Apr 18, 2002, 7:11 PM 23 of 27

I mean no disrespect there Mr. O.

Just mumbling to myself as I came in.
I'll talk in formal verse from here on out.



Hi FP This is the last time I will be able to attend TT It comes at a bad of day
Posted by: prunehilda - Apr 18, 2002, 7:10 PM 24 of 27

So follow along if you dare.#1

The Spring

While I've been staring at a backlit screen
It seems that spring began in the Rockies.
A new sirens song burst forth on the scene,
A resurrection of sorts. Don't mock please.

I can't reflect on what it's like elsewhere.
Perhaps it could be far less dramatic
But here the world can come alive with flare,
Snow gone, sky blue: a motion picture flic.

The grey and white world melts and becomes lush
And soon brown branches pop with new leaf green.
Fresh words come to my lips. Metaphors flush
New life, new hope, new episodes unseen.

The virtual world now; The terrace calls.
Under its spell the victims quickly fall.

(She heads for the terrace)



The Oracle says . . . (HS to nobody in particular)
Posted by: ThePowersThatTea - Apr 18, 2002, 7:09 PM 25 of 27

Ev'ry day I hear noises
about the same time.



Mister Verschip wanders in from the TERRACE and says . . .
Posted by: Mister_Verschip - Apr 18, 2002, 7:07 PM 26 of 27

Bloody Marsters. Thinks he's so hot. Shift off. Good Lord!


WELCOME TO TEA TIME ... where the RULE is: VERSE ONLY ... The Oracle's HERE
Posted by: ThePowersThatTea - Apr 18, 2002, 7:02 PM 27 of 27

HERE IS THE TIP LOUNGE . . .
|
THE TERRACE IS JUST OUTSIDE: FUN, FOOD, BEER,
VERSE-FREE

TODAY'S BUFFET SPREAD . . .
by Aussie chef John Torode . . . who's now in London

Oysters, seared scallops ... For beef fiends: Shorthorn rump . . .
Thanks Smiths of Smithfield

And let's not forget . . . the daily special platter . . .
California cheese


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