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SONNETS #91-94 for Tea Time in L.A. #36 - TOPIC: BtVS #20-21 "What's My Line?"


Rhetorical verse for Tea Time in L.A. #36- (Talking about Buffy as Shakespeare would have. <g>)
Posted by: forensicpopouri - May 02, 2002, 6:09 PM

NOTE: If you watch "What's My Line?" (BtVS episodes #20-21 - Season 2 ep 9-10)
this sonnet sequence may make a heck of a lot more sense. <smile>


BIGGER (but smaller) NOTE: The insane idea of putting Buffy thoughts
inShakespearean 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


NORMAL SNORE-MAL - RE: "What's My Line (1&2)" Episodes 20-21 of BtVS


(1) "I WANT A NORMAL LIFE," Buf says once more.


[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


Please post comments/feedback in Sonnet feedback thread (see note above) Thanks.
Posted by: forensicpopouri - May 02, 2002, 6:18 PM 1 of 5

CORRECTION: Today's sonnets are #91-94 /154

FOR MORE INFO: See today's Tea Time CORKBOARD
http://www.buffy.com/bronze_posts.jsp?tid=101475



1 of 4 (sonnet sequence) NORMAL SNORE-MAL - (about BtVS episodes 20-21 "What's My Line)
Posted by: forensicpopouri - May 02, 2002, 6:14 PM 2 of 5

TEA TIME SONNETS #91-94/154
Rhetorical verse in Shakespearean sonnet form


NORMAL, SNORE-MAL - RE: "What's My Line?" Episodes #20-1 BtVS


(1) "I WANT A NORMAL LIFE," Buf says once more.

But Dor'thy Hammill was a childhood dream.

And S.M.G. herself sought fame at four.

So all this "normal" bullsh*t makes me scream.


Reluctant hero is stale story line

assumed to make us more identitfy

with those who by some quirk of fate outshine

the normal range of life, and so defy . . .


. . . the "normal rules" of what a life "should" be.

BUT WRITERS are "elitist" (after all).

Combined . . . their words define reality

for "normal folks" . . . who never got "the call" . . .


. . . from God . . . or daddy's friend . . . or pure dumb luck

to have a life, Good Lord, that doesn't suck.




[CONTINUED BELOW]



2 of 4 (sonnet sequence) NORMAL SNORE-MAL cont.
Posted by: forensicpopouri - May 02, 2002, 6:13 PM 3 of 5

(2) SOME LINES OF SLAYER KENDRA near the end

of this two-parter put a theme in light.

Pure slayer with no family or friend

nor dates with boys . . . SHE FRAMES THE SLAYER'S FIGHT:


"YOU TALK LIKE SLAYING IS A JOB. . . . IT'S NOT.

IT'S WHO YOU ARE."
Then says she learned that from

ol' B. herself. . . . Good Lord, what bloody rot!

It's good constructive praise, but Buffy's dumb . . .


. . . about her purpose -- else why all the whine.

about "a normal life" and college creds.

She pines for life where S.A.T.'s define

parameters of choice. . . . Oh, how she dreads . . .


. . . her life of purpose . . . gifted her by fate.


Her stupid whining's what I truly hate.





[CONTINUED BELOW]



3 of 4 (sonnet sequence) NORMAL SNORE-MAL cont.
Posted by: forensicpopouri - May 02, 2002, 6:12 PM 4 of 5

(3) THAT ENDS MY WHINY RANT, now let's have FUN.

Remember fun? The thing we used to have

while watching Buffy . . . why we used to run

to turn on W.B. and use the lav . . .


. . . before the fun got rolling Tuesday nights.

LIKE Oz's Willow talk of "monkey pants"

French monkeys mocking hippos with no tights.

A smile that wipes out all my thoughts of rants.


WHAT'S THAT? I feel that monkey reference

combined with France . . . and law enforcement jokes

INSPIRING ME to risk the deep offense

of all pro-Supernat'ral lawyer folks . . .


. . . and slip that sonnet owed to her RIGHT HERE.

I have on monkey pants. What can I fear? <ewg>




[CONTINUED BELOW]



4 of 4 (sonnet sequence) NORMAL SNORE-MAL cont.
Posted by: forensicpopouri - May 02, 2002, 6:11 PM 5 of 5

(4) LET'S MAKE THIS CLEAR . . . if I praised her too well

POETIC LAW requires that we be wed. <G>

SO, FIRST OF ALL, we must protect S.L.

from such a fate . . . AND SO I MUST INSTEAD . . .


. . . HIGHLIGHT HER FLAWS. What else is there to do? <ewg>

A LONG PAUSE as I think of something wrong.

(All libel I'll avoid, or she might sue.)


HMMMM . . . SURELY THERE MUST BE a Friar's song . . .


. . . that can be sung about 5-4 law femmes

in general that will avoid all praise.

Delightful monkey mocked ad hominems?

I search in vain for negatives through haze . . .


. . . of my profound respect for all I know

about this Super gal. . .
P. LAW!!!! Oh NO!!!!!
<EWG>


THE END


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HAIKU CODA

Equilibrium
is a "feature" of S.L.
which 4th sonnet serves.
<smile>




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