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TEA TIME in L.A. THE BRONZE / 3.20-5.22.02
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BOKE
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 - May 03, 2002, 7:05 PM

TEA TIME BtVS EPISODES OF THE DAY: #22,23 -"TED" & "BAD EGGS"
NEW PARTICIPANTS SEE NOTES & LINKS IN THE 1ST RESPONSE
(SCROLL ALL THE WAY DOWN)

TTREF_37TT - THIS IS TEA TIME IN L.A. EPISODE:
#37

T.I.P. LOUNGE (RHETORICAL VERSE FORM: HAIKU)

SUDDENLY, IT'S HERE... where the Scoobies hit THE BEACH . . .
AN ALL-GLASS STRUCTURE.

A ROOM WITH ALL VIEWS
... (looking west) ONE WALL SHIMMERS
(Ask the Oracle)

THE VAST PACIFIC . . . is visible through THE WALL . . .
THE TERRACE outside.

IF YOU NEVER HAVE ... READ FULL PORTAL DESCRIPTION tid=65321
AND THEN CONTINUE.

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


you speak



Responses


The Oracle says . . . (HR to the deep blue sea and all . . . not caring the line has been drawn)
Posted by: ThePowersThatTea - May 03, 2002, 8:14 PM 1 of 38

I am annointed.
There will be no "dotoxing."
I am that I am.

I keep this PORTAL.
My authority rules here.
Strangeness is my gift.


===============================================================

I draw my own lines.
All Powers beware of me.
I transcend you all.

PORTAL DEMATERIALIZES . . . until Monday



Glow! So glad you're here... (HS)
Posted by: JNW - May 03, 2002, 8:04 PM 2 of 38

Me too, me too! He's been odd.
Rambling 'bout signatures and
skaters and spiders.

"Oracular" (smirk)
Is how FP describes this
behavior but I...

Think he's just having
Some fun. Or teasing. But still...
Clues -- Have any thoughts?



TEA TIME HAS ENDED =================================================
Posted by: ThePowersThatTea - May 03, 2002, 8:02 PM 3 of 38

Post follow-up questions and comments for Tea Time #37
on the today's CORKBOARD - tid=101475
http://www.buffy.com/bronze_posts.jsp?tid=101475

NOTICE: Our apologies for the behavior of the Oracle.
She/he/it will be detoxed . . . uh . . . repaired by Monday.



TEA TIME IN L.A. CREDITS:

INTERACTIVELY STARRING "THE ORACLE OF THE INTERDIMENSIONAL PORTAL" (AI)
SPECIAL APPEARANCE BY THE WHATEVER IN BLOODY HELL HE IS: MR VERSCHIP
WRITTEN & DESIGNED BY: FORENSICPOPOURI / EXECUTIVE PRODUCER: GOODTVGUY
CREATIVE CONSULTANT: MONKEYWITHOUTPANTS / FP'S RLR HAIR COLOR: CLAIROL

"C" (TLP) - GLOW(3), SUPERNATURAL LAWYER(4), PRUNEHILDA(1)

TRANSOCEANIC TOO-LATE-FOR-A-SCHOOL-NIGHT-PART-TIMERS: YELNIF(1)

RECENT GUEST VERSIFIERS STILL AWAITING A TEA LEAF DECISION: JNW

HONOR ROLE OF FORMER PARTICIPANTS NO LONGER PARTICIPATING:
HOLYWATER, SKULL_UK

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



Mr. Crankypants...(HS to Oracle)
Posted by: glow - May 03, 2002, 7:59 PM 4 of 38

It was I uttered 'scrolling'

To play clues are key



Beginnings of a joke... (It's Friday)
Posted by: JNW - May 03, 2002, 7:57 PM 5 of 38

So, these rabbits walk
into a bar, leaving a
trashed limo outside...



The Oracle says . . . (HR to the room)
Posted by: ThePowersThatTea - May 03, 2002, 7:55 PM 6 of 38

Who mentions scrolling?
Do you walk into a bar
and REPLAY all night?



HR to glow
Posted by: Supernatural lawyer - May 03, 2002, 7:54 PM 7 of 38

Glow! Thank God you're here!
We're looking to answer O
And his cryptic clues.

He makes no more sense...
Than usual... but has sniffed gas,
Which makes things hazier.



And dear, stoned Verschip (HS)
Posted by: JNW - May 03, 2002, 7:53 PM 8 of 38

I am no Spider, though I use
your words in some quotes.

But Verschip, is it you?
Are you the Spider of which
The Oracle Speaks?

I wonder, since he
Speaks below with your post name.
"Or did you mess up?"



Mister Verschip says . . . (RC with eyebrows arched to the Oracle)
Posted by: Mister_Verschip - May 03, 2002, 7:53 PM 9 of 38

If you won't jog the plot along I will.
It won't be long before all get their fill
of drunken Oracles. Who cares it's gas?
The bottom line is we'll think you're an *ss.

(harsh smile)



glow rushes to join....(HS to all)
Posted by: glow - May 03, 2002, 7:51 PM 10 of 38

Not too late for a debate

But no time to scroll



HR to all
Posted by: Supernatural lawyer - May 03, 2002, 7:49 PM 11 of 38

I am at a loss
To find anything to say
In response to O.

Today was not good
For complex analysis
And deep clue solving...

JNW...
Sorry if I let you down.
See you on the "C."



Oops, now with egg on face...
Posted by: JNW - May 03, 2002, 7:48 PM 12 of 38

Please note: Correction.
Final line, previous post
Should read as follows:

"You Verschip?" Uh...Huh?
Please accept apologies
Dear, stoned, Oracle.



The Oracle says . . . (HS with a strange tone in his voice . . . even stranger than normal)
Posted by: ThePowersThatTea - May 03, 2002, 7:48 PM 13 of 38

A spider is pretending
to speak for me now?



The Oracle says . . . (HS to whomever cares to listen . . . )
Posted by: Mister_Verschip - May 03, 2002, 7:46 PM 14 of 38

They said the word signature
in Spider-Man film.



Mr. Verschip
Posted by: JNW - May 03, 2002, 7:44 PM 15 of 38

"Me?" As in the phrase,
"Me JNW," and
"You Verschip?" Huh?



To put it simply... (HS)
Posted by: JNW - May 03, 2002, 7:41 PM 16 of 38

They know their gifts, lucky ones
And in their gifts, they...

Pour all of their souls.
They love their callings so true
And their souls shine through



Mister Verschip says . . . (SQ to JNW and all)
Posted by: Mister_Verschip - May 03, 2002, 7:41 PM 17 of 38

That bloody monkey makes a mess of things
but seems to know that me must draw the line
at solid waste deposits. He just sings
his silly monkey talk while drinking wine.



The Oracle says . . . (HR . . . suddenly sensing all present and making all profound and all)
Posted by: ThePowersThatTea - May 03, 2002, 7:36 PM 18 of 38

Slutskaya. Spidey.
Each has their own signature.

Just what might they be?



Oracle (HR)
Posted by: JNW - May 03, 2002, 7:35 PM 19 of 38

Now be careful there!
Monkeys have been around here.
You never can tell...

What monkeys might leave
"Behind." Especially those
who do not wear pants!



The Oracle says . . . (HR to the floor)
Posted by: ThePowersThatTea - May 03, 2002, 7:31 PM 20 of 38

Pretty, pretty lines

traced by fingers in the sand.

Like a spider web.



To all (HR)
Posted by: JNW - May 03, 2002, 7:30 PM 21 of 38

For an Oracle,
This creature sure is worldly:
Classes, movies, gas...

Perhaps those waves move
In tantalizing rhythms
such as iambic.

The Oracle might
Like that, regular, fall, rise
Soothing I am sure.



Mister Verschip says . . . (BV with a wink to all the "ladies" present)
Posted by: Mister_Verschip - May 03, 2002, 7:29 PM 22 of 38

All that I know is sometimes he's this way.
Just try all lines of "reasoning" you think
his all-strange calculations may sum up.



....
Posted by: yelnif - May 03, 2002, 7:28 PM 23 of 38

Oh bloody hell... I
see what you mean, Verschip... seems
he's finally cracked



The Oracle says . . . (HS in the general direction of JNW)
Posted by: ThePowersThatTea - May 03, 2002, 7:26 PM 24 of 38

WHO said that I'm ennameled?
It is simply dye.



HR to O (about the Spider)
Posted by: Supernatural lawyer - May 03, 2002, 7:24 PM 25 of 38

So have you also...
Been to an early screening? <smile>
Should we talk 'bout it?



Mister Verschip says . . . (BV to yelnif regarding the Oracle's historical strangeness)
Posted by: Mister_Verschip - May 03, 2002, 7:23 PM 26 of 38

I quite agree, my dear, he's always strange.

But stranger since he's sniffing sand gas. Much!



To the Oracle (HS)
Posted by: JNW - May 03, 2002, 7:23 PM 27 of 38

O Portal, My Portal?
You seem enamored



The Oracle says . . . (HR to the Shimmering Wall)
Posted by: ThePowersThatTea - May 03, 2002, 7:20 PM 28 of 38

You are my PORTAL.

And I am your gatekeeper.

I sense a Spider.



Verschip (HR)
Posted by: JNW - May 03, 2002, 7:20 PM 29 of 38

Simply a reading
I needed to vent a bit
No comments needed <smile>



HR to all
Posted by: Supernatural lawyer - May 03, 2002, 7:19 PM 30 of 38

How so nice it is
To see so many today...
No lazy Friday!

I am dreading, though,
That O has sniffed more "good" fumes...
I may need some too.

As for Ted/Bad Eggs
No inspiration has come.
Work has fried my brain!



....
Posted by: yelnif - May 03, 2002, 7:19 PM 31 of 38

Mister_Verschip, Sir...
"The Oracle is strange of
late"? Only "of late"?!

In my amateur
experience of him, he's
always a tad strange



Mister Verschip says . . . (BV to JNW)
Posted by: Mister_Verschip - May 03, 2002, 7:18 PM 32 of 38

Dear J.N.W. . . . you missed fine print
right at the very bottom of this page.

(smile)



The Oracle says . . . (HR to the vast Pacific . . .)
Posted by: ThePowersThatTea - May 03, 2002, 7:16 PM 33 of 38

I feel the waves move.

They keep their secrets from all
who don't move with them.



GRRR Aargh...
Posted by: JNW - May 03, 2002, 7:14 PM 34 of 38

A busy, NON-productive day has turned
Me feeling fey. Like Amy (Rat, think back).
She runs in circles, turns, but finds she's spurned.
That stupid wheel goes nowhere fast. And Rack,

Where's he when witches go awry? What's this?
(Off topic, yes, I know, but rhymes must fit
Or our Forensic sure will bitch). I miss
The point, again, I know. So now, to it.

This Ted, the twit preserved from "Company,"
Epitomizes a bad (sniff) egg. "He's not
a big Bezoar," say Xander, Will. But me,
To me, he's worse, an irritating Bot!

Those goody goody boys do tend to preach
Give me a sodding, sexy boy, a peach!



Mister Verschip says . . . (BV to yelnif)
Posted by: Mister_Verschip - May 03, 2002, 7:10 PM 35 of 38

Ms. yelnif I see that you're up late again.
Watch out, the Oracle is strange of late.



Bonanza is whipping Buffy's a$$. Vote if you can for the show.
Posted by: into_the_buff - May 03, 2002, 7:09 PM 36 of 38

http://tvguide.com/50th/features/020429a.asp


....
Posted by: yelnif - May 03, 2002, 7:08 PM 37 of 38

Good evening Gov'ner.
I will be joining tea time
tonight. It's friday. <g>



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Posted by: ThePowersThatTea - May 03, 2002, 7:06 PM 38 of 38

NOTE: Technical problem delayed start of Tea Time

WELCOME TO TEA TIME ... where the RULE is: VERSE ONLY ... The Oracle's HERE

TODAY'S BUFFET SPREAD . . .
If we find any out there . . . Terrace Monkey Fondue.

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


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TEA TIME NOTES & LINKS FOR FRIDAY 5/2/02

TODAY'S TEA TIME BUFFY EPISODES OF THE DAY - #22,23 "Ted" & "Bad
Eggs"

SONNET OF THE DAY: 95/154 NOTHING TO SING ABOUT tid=102735

TEA TIME CORKBOARD FOR TODAY'S INTERACTION IS : tid=102897
NEW GUESTS: SHOULD SEEK ANSWERS ON THE CORKBOARD


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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- NOTE: Complete Sonnets may be prepared in advance
and posted as A READING. They will not be processed as DIALOGUE.




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