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SONNETS #87-90 for Tea Time in L.A. #35 - TOPIC: "ENTROPY"


Rhetorical verse for Tea Time in L.A. #35- (Talking about Buffy as Shakespeare would have. <g>)
Posted by: forensicpopouri - May 01, 2002, 6:46 PM

NOTE: If you watched "Entropy" (last night's Buffy the Vampire Episode - 6.18)
this sonnet sequence, it will make a heck of a lot more sense. <smile>

BIGGER NOTE: The insane idea of putting Buffy thoughts in
Shakespearean sonnet form . . . is based on the even more insane idea that
you might want to give it a try yourself.

For a "sonnetized" explanation of why this is not insane <g> . . . you might read
my previous Bronze threads WHY I POST IN SHAKESPEAREAN SONNETS:
PART 1:
http://www.buffy.com/bronze_posts.jsp?tid=48156
PART 2:
http://www.buffy.com/bronze_posts.jsp?tid=48152

THEN if that challenge seems like an interesting one to you, look for TEA TIME in L.A.
at 7:00 PM BRONZE TIME daily . . . which is truly strange. <g> But it just
might save the world. <ewg> In any case, you can brag about being able to write better than fill-in-the-blank. <g>


TEA TIME SONNETS #87-90/154(Shakespeare wrote 154 sonnets . . . why not you?
<g>)

Rhetorical verse in Shakespearean sonnet form


CONSTRAINTS - RE: "Enropy" Episode 6.18 of BtVS


(1) WITHIN THE NEXT TWO HOURS I'll traverse . . .


[OOPS . . . WE'LL HIT THE 1800-CHARACTER MESSAGE LIMIT.
READ THE ENTIRE 4-SONNET SEQUENCE. . . BELOW]


NOTE: TO KEEP THE SONNETS FROM SCROLLING INTO OBLIVION <g> . . .
PLEASE DON'T REPLY HERE, THANKS,
POST FEEDBACK / COMMENTS / QUESTIONS AT tid=80583
http://www.buffy.com/bronze_posts.jsp?tid=80583


you speak



Responses


NOTE: Please post feedback/comments in FEEDBACK thread tid=80583
Posted by: forensicpopouri - May 01, 2002, 6:57 PM 1 of 5

http://www.buffy.com/bronze_posts.jsp?tid=80583

FOR FURTHER INFO: See Today's Tea Time CORKBOARD at
http://www.buffy.com/bronze_posts.jsp?tid=96296

CORRECTION: Title of Sonnet sequence is incorrectly given (at one place)
as MORE GRAY . . . The correct title is CONSTRAINTS



1 of 4 (sonnet sequence) CONSTRAINTS - (about BtVS episode 6.18 "Entropy")
Posted by: forensicpopouri - May 01, 2002, 6:53 PM 2 of 5

TEA TIME SONNETS #87-90/154
Rhetorical verse in Shakespearean sonnet form


MORE GRAY - RE: "Lie To Me" Episode #19 / 2.7 of BtVS


(1) WITHIN THE NEXT TWO HOURS I'll traverse

my mind concerning last night's "Entropy."

The path I trace constrained by formal verse,

but on that highway new things I will see . . .


. . . that would not cross my mind without the rules

I have agreed to follow by my choice

of Shakespeare's sonnet form. My case unspools

within constraints that give my soul its voice.


Our genre box well checked, LET US NOW TURN

TO BROADER IMPLICATIONS OF constraint

within the Buffyverse. The facts we learn

along the way constrain the tale they paint.


The story line the writer take's not free.

The past constrains "the future" -- what will be.




[CONTINUED BELOW]



2 of 4 (sonnet sequence) CONSTRAINTS cont.
Posted by: forensicpopouri - May 01, 2002, 6:52 PM 3 of 5

(2) COHERENCE IN THE BUFFYVERSE demands

the logic of the past not be undone

by writers treating "facts" as shifting sands.

THIS SONNET'S POINT? To bring into the sun . . .


. . . the failures of the writer to .constrain

himself to story points that fit within

the context laid before. Go with the grain

of planks nailed down before that underpin . . .


. . . suspension of our disbelief because

the house that Joss has built with such great care

stands only if the writers know the laws

that kieep the walls suspended in mid-air.


IN "ENTROPY" THE WRITER DROPPED THE BALL.

In two more sonnets I'll explain my call.





[CONTINUED BELOW]



3 of 4 (sonnet sequence) CONSTRAINTS cont.
Posted by: forensicpopouri - May 01, 2002, 6:50 PM 4 of 5

(3)A VENGEANCE DEMON NEEDS her power source.

And Anya was transformed (when hers was smashed)

into a normal girl -- which set the course

for her romance with Xander that's now crashed.


SO HOW DID ANYA's veiny vengeance face

appear when that identity is gone?

She wears no amulet (as is the case

with her old vengeance friend who last tricked Dawn . . .


. . . into a wish that trapped the Scoobs at home.

YET all through "Entropy" it's Anya's goal

(with clarity of wronged-girl monochrome)

to get someone to wish her X to stroll . . .


. . . existence in a cursed abismal state.

Repay his "disavowal" with pure hate.




[CONTINUED BELOW]



4 of 4 (sonnet sequence) CONSTRAINTS cont.
Posted by: forensicpopouri - May 01, 2002, 6:49 PM 5 of 5

(4) THE PROBLEM WITH ALL THIS is Anya's got

no power to make wish reality.

Her vengeance demon friend explained the plot --

"the fact" that vengeance demons are not free . . .


. . . to exercise their power to revenge

themselves -- they must let others make the wish.

AND ON THIS STUPID POINT our plot did hinge --

that Anya went to ev'ryone to fish . . .


. . . for wishes for disaster for her beau.

BUT DUH! Who is the demon with the pow'r?

Her vengeance demon friend could make it so

if Anya made the wish. A WASTED HOUR!


I've stretched this stupid point out way too long. <g>

THE BOTTOM LINE: Dear writers, Learn the song!




THE END


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HAIKU CODA

I've often argued
about iambic meter.
You still want to fight?
<ewg>




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