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SONNETS #121-124 for Tea Time in L.A. - XANDER'S SPECIAL HELL


Rhetorical verse for Tea Time in L.A. - (Talking about Buffy as Shakespeare would have. <smile>)
Posted by: forensicpopouri - May 11, 2002, 7:56 PM


TO READ TODAY'S ENTIRE 4-SONNET SEQUENCE
SCROLL DOWN
You don't have to start at the bottom and work up.

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Posted by: forensicpopouri - May 11, 2002, 8:06 PM 1 of 6

I GOOFED UP ON THE HAIKU BELOW . . . BUT NO ONE WILL NOTICE


HAIKU PROLOGUE
Posted by: forensicpopouri - May 11, 2002, 8:04 PM 2 of 6


Spike and Xander are

          the heaven and the hell

                of the Buffy-verse.




1 of 4 (sonnet sequence) XANDER'S SPECIAL HELL
Posted by: forensicpopouri - May 11, 2002, 8:01 PM 3 of 6

TEA TIME SONNETS #121-124/154
Rhetorical verse in Shakespearean sonnet form


XANDER'S SPECIAL HELL


(1) FROM SPIKE'S ROLE'S BUFFY-HEAVEN . . . WE DESCEND

TO XANDER'S SPECIAL HELL. Walk through the fire

to see the place. Survey the sins he's sinned.

Compendiums of bad jokes . . . And a lyre . . .


. . . he'll never play.
IT'S THERE TO LET HIM KNOW

HE COULD HAVE forced the writers to redeem

his role. A BETTER PLACE where he could go

than Xander's horror show and nightmare dream.


BUT HERE HE'LL SIT IN HELL to contemplate

"stupidity" in all its myr'ad forms.

HE'LL PONDER how to fix it. But too late.

Once you're in hell . . . who'd care about reforms?


In Buffy-time, he'll once proclaim: "NO MORE

BUTT-MONKEY XANDER." But still Wheedon's "whore."




[CONTINUED BELOW]



2 of 4 (sonnet sequence) XANDER'S SPECIAL HELL cont.
Posted by: forensicpopouri - May 11, 2002, 8:00 PM 4 of 6

(2) HE DID WHATEVER Joss paid him to do.

(For those who think "strange thoughts," I don't mean sex.)

He let the writers pave an avenue

for Xander straight to hell. DESIGN DEFECTS . . .



. . . THAT COULD HAVE BEEN CORRECTED if he'd said:

"Hey Joss, this feels all wrong, I must request

a reconsideration of my thread

of character . . . which now just fails the test . . .


. . . coherence in the Buffy-verse demands.

I mean no disrespect . . . I ask the same.

IF I KEEP ON THIS PATH, the Buffy sands

of time will flow . . . BUT TAINTED by my lame, . . .


. . . bad character. Big-badder than the worst

of evil doers. Lameness well-rehearsed.






[CONTINUED BELOW]



3-4 of 4 (sonnet sequence) XANDER'S SPECIAL HELL cont.
Posted by: forensicpopouri - May 11, 2002, 7:59 PM 5 of 6

(3) WHEN YOU MAKE TV DRAMA . . . you transmit

ideas we hold in common. Thoughts we share.


And shows that somehow reach the rank of "hit"

have something at their heart for which we care.


THE BUFFY NUMBERS never have been big.

A smaller set of people find their joy

in Buffy's "odd" reality. They "dig"

the tone . . or something magic . . . in this toy . . .


. . . reality
. . . DESIGNED with all the heart

and soul . . . and wit . . . its maker truly has.

AND ONLY FOOLS would say Joss isn't smart.

YET GREAT TV has something close to JAZZ . . .


. . . WHICH MEANS each artist follows his best line

constrained by key and rhythm . . . NOT DEVINE . . .


(4) . . . COMMANDS from THE JAZZ GOD who rules the set.

AS WOODY ALLEN SAYS: "If you can't think

of better things to say, then say this. Let

your own creative voice
be one strong link . . .


. . . within this project's chain. My sins atone."

(NOTE: KEVIN SMITH can't stand you not to say

each word the way he wrote it . . . in the tone

he hears it in his head. . . He gives no play.


AND HEAVEN HELP YOU on Dave Kelley shows

if you don't toe the lines he sets in steel.

I've crossed his path, but we'd have come to blows

if I to Woody's arguments appeal.)



I CLOSE WITH XANDER IN HIS SPECIAL HELL.

I wish each Xander-line had made him yell.


THE END



NOTES =========================================
Posted by: forensicpopouri - May 11, 2002, 7:57 PM 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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