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SONNETS #117-120 for Tea Time in L.A. (about BtVS episodes #28 & #119)


Rhetorical verse for Tea Time in L.A. - (Talking about Buffy as Shakespeare would have. <g>)
Posted by: forensicpopouri - May 11, 2002, 6:05 AM


TO READ TODAY'S ENTIRE 4-SONNET SEQUENCE
SCROLL DOWN TO RESPONSES
What's this about? Read up here:


NOTE: If you've watched "Seeing Red" (BtVS episode #119 - Season 6 ep 19)

AND "Bewitched, Bothered, & Bewildered (BtVS episode #28 -Season 2 ep 16)

this Shakespearean sonnet sequence may make a heck of a lot more sense. <smile>


These two episodes are 91 episodes apart. In episode 28, Xander

wishes dating was as "simple and direct" as slaying.


In episode 119, Spike decides he'll go back to the clarity

of Vampire VS Slayer.


What is there to say as we leap across four seasons of Buffy

in a single bound? I had no idea. Not until I wrote the sonnets. That's what

writing your thoughts in rhetorical verse is good for. Figuring out what

you think . . . with a little help of the rhyme and iambic pentameter stuff. <no joke>


Today's sonnet sequence has the stupidest title I have ever come up with. <smile>

119 - 29 = 91

Scroll down to responses to read the sonnets. Want more info, scroll all the way to the bottom.



NOTE: TO KEEP THE SONNETS FROM SCROLLING INTO OBLIVION <g> . .
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PLEASE DON'T REPLY HERE, THANKS

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Responses


CORRECTION
Posted by: forensicpopouri - May 11, 2002, 6:42 AM 1 of 6

Well, duh . . . 119-29 =90 . . . but the episodes I'm writing about are 119 & 28
and I got it right when I typed it below, but goofed it up there. Up above it's
even stupider than below. <grin>



NOTE
Posted by: forensicpopouri - May 11, 2002, 6:22 AM 2 of 6

The sonnets below are a "strange" sequence of light night sonnets . . .

. . . the ones earlier today (A "story" sequence) might be more to your liking.

http://www.buffy.com/bronze_posts.jsp?tid=123717



1 of 4 (sonnet sequence) 119 - 28 = 91 - (inspired by BtVS episodes119 & 28)
Posted by: forensicpopouri - May 11, 2002, 6:10 AM 3 of 6

TEA TIME SONNETS #117-120/154
Rhetorical verse in Shakespearean sonnet form


119 - 28 = 91

(1) IN 119 SPIKE WANTS that clarity

of vampire vs slayer . . . tooth and stake.

To hell with Buffy-love's insanity.

That doomed infatuation? Big mistake!


"I will return to kill her. Make her pay

for not returning what that slayer b*tch

could never understand was her best way

(as slayer) to relieve a woman's itch . . .


. . . for love within constraints of duty's call.

She is a killing creature of the night.

Why could that stupid b*tch not simply fall

for someone who was clearly Mister Right.


Well fine. I'll click the switch. The world will change.

When I come back, her lungs I'll rearrange."





[CONTINUED BELOW]



2-3 of 4 (sonnet sequence) "119 - 28 = 91" cont.
Posted by: forensicpopouri - May 11, 2002, 6:08 AM 4 of 6

(2) NOW, GO BACK 90 EPISODES. . . ONE MORE.

And there is Xander wishing dating was

as simple & direct as how you score

the slaying game. No new math algebras . . .


. . . are needed when a monster's in your face.

You strike until it's dead. There is no pain

of indecision.
Grab and swing your mace

directly at your target -- smash its brain.


"If only winning love was just like that.

Well, not with nail-spiked balls. That makes a mess

of ev'rything. She'd have to wear a hat.

A caveman's club? Some love taps, more or less."



BUT reverie's disrupted by attack

of vampire. BUFFY SLAYS, THEN SAYS YOU LACK. . .


(3). . . A FULL APPRECIATION of her game.

The goal is clear, but tactics you must choose.

Decisiveness, dear Xander, not those lame

distracting jokes that guarantee you lose . . .


. . . initiative when facing down your foe.

Yes: "Monster: Bad." That's easy. THIS is hard:

Each moment firmly choose which way to go.

Not limply joking sideways. . . LIKE THE BARD . . .


. . . CHOOSE ONE STRAIGHT LINE . . . as you stab through the chest

of what you most desire. . . Your words define

your chances of becoming truly blessed

by your correct selection . . . You can't whine . . .


. . . at probabilities you'll live or die.

Much better that . . . than always joke and sigh.



[CONTINUED BELOW]



4 of 4 (sonnet sequence) "119 - 28 = 91" cont.
Posted by: forensicpopouri - May 11, 2002, 6:08 AM 5 of 6

(4) NOW SPIKE RETURNING to cruel clarity

makes sense . . . consid'ring all that he's been through.

It's not a case of losing purity.

He's "evil," after all. I wish him Dru.


BUT XANDER? It's too bad he wasn't shot

a long, long time ago . .. since he can't learn

a single thing. A "grown-up? He is not!

OH COME BACK DANCING DEMON, make him burn . . .


. . . with flames or viruses . . . Delete his part.

NOW . . . THINK OF SAM & RILEY who somewhere

fight evil hand to hand and heart to heart.

I often wish I watched this cool, clear pair . . .


. . . instead of Buffy's whacked out coma dream.

I'll let you guess my point . . . Let's eat ice cream. <ewg>



THE END

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HAIKU CODA

What's the point of that?
Figuring out there's no point?
Or do you see one?
<ewg>



"FOOTNOTES" ====================================================
Posted by: forensicpopouri - May 11, 2002, 6:06 AM 6 of 6

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: tid=48156 PART 2: 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>


FOR MORE INFO SEE THE MOST RECENT TEA TIME CORKBOARD at
http://www.buffy.com/bronze_posts.jsp?tid=123103




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