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TEA TIME in L.A. THE BRONZE / 3.20-5.22.02
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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 17, 2002, 7:00 PM

TEA TIME BtVS EPISODE OF THE DAY #32(2.20) "Go Fish"
NEW PARTICIPANTS SEE NOTES & LINKS IN THE 1ST RESPONSE
(SCROLL ALL THE WAY DOWN)

TTREF_47TT - THIS IS TEA TIME IN L.A. EPISODE:
#47 of 50

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.

YOU HEAR A VOICE SAY . . .
I see only what's in verse.
TEA TIME ends at Eight.


you speak



Responses


TEA TIME HAS ENDED ===================================================
Posted by: ThePowersThatTea - May 17, 2002, 8:00 PM 1 of 55

Post follow-up questions and comments for Tea Time #47
on the today's CORKBOARD - tid=141375
http://www.buffy.com/bronze_posts.jsp?tid=141375


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COMMERCIAL AT END OF EPISODE (HR)

Perhaps you will write

     your one hundred fifty four

and become "the one."


And if not that path

then perhaps some plastic wrap?

Saran's a sponsor.



.
Posted by: hollywoodholyman - May 17, 2002, 8:00 PM 2 of 55

Beware the spider.
Its web is everywhere.
Do not be deceived.

(he exits)



HR to O
Posted by: Supernatural lawyer - May 17, 2002, 8:00 PM 3 of 55

Sloppy Fridays are
Such that you don't always get
What you expected!



Oracle and Voices, this is for you
Posted by: VretilRaduriel - May 17, 2002, 8:00 PM 4 of 55

The voices speak, but there's no rhyme.
Have void voices lost their chimes?
Or is the task to hard to speak?
Sonnets are not for the meek.

Perhaps the voices need a guide
An angel like at Christmastide
Oh voices! Hey! Now listen here
This prophecy that you hold dear
It won't do much if no one hears.

So strive for clarity in words
Trust me now, it's not absurd.
Like channels hidden, secret, few
Dark words don't tell us what to do.

So join the club and speak your case
Now is the time and now's the place.
We're Sonnet Slayers, happy few, whose
Destony we'll keep, not lose.

Be bold and cross the line once drawn
To mystery don't be a pawn!



Yet another voice says . . . (BV sotto voce)
Posted by: ThePowersThatTea - May 17, 2002, 7:58 PM 5 of 55

I hoped there be more Buffy talk today.
Not just in readings, but the dialogue.



BV to O
Posted by: Supernatural lawyer - May 17, 2002, 7:57 PM 6 of 55

Then also I'll confess greed and anger.
Is that enough for you? I ask for help!



You hear a voice say (HS)
Posted by: ThePowersThatTea - May 17, 2002, 7:56 PM 7 of 55

The guilty one claimed

          the details of her great sin.

A memory lapse?



Much thanks to you , VR. I'm all relaxed
Posted by: prunehilda - May 17, 2002, 7:55 PM 8 of 55

and taking in the whole show now. FRIDAYS


BV to Oracle
Posted by: Supernatural lawyer - May 17, 2002, 7:54 PM 9 of 55

Dear O I think I must confess something.
I am not sure I know what I did wrong.
But I'll confess all faults. One sneaky step
I may have made. I meant well. What now, dear?



Oracle and those taking tea -- another comment...
Posted by: VretilRaduriel - May 17, 2002, 7:53 PM 10 of 55

Well now, the voice does speak, and just like B!
Or Girls. "If you don't know, then I won't tell!"



.
Posted by: hollywoodholyman - May 17, 2002, 7:51 PM 11 of 55

The poor may need clothes
but the ones I have are fine.
I am not so poor.



BK -- about that sonnet...
Posted by: VretilRaduriel - May 17, 2002, 7:51 PM 12 of 55

That sonnet kicks some a**! I say it's great!
Of course, the voice from void may not agree,
But Xander, I do think, should have a read.
Perhaps he'd learn, it's not enough, to say
His sins alone -- that words need followed deeds.



You hear a voice say . . . (HS)
Posted by: ThePowersThatTea - May 17, 2002, 7:48 PM 13 of 55

The guilty party

           must confess from her own heart

and from her own head.



HR to VR
Posted by: Supernatural lawyer - May 17, 2002, 7:48 PM 14 of 55

Thank you dear VR
For pleading my cause so well.
I'm at such a loss...

I did wrong I think.
But I confessed. I'm human.
Will O forgive me?



COMMERCIAL BREAK (PSA) AT END OF ACT 3 (HR)
Posted by: ThePowersThatTea - May 17, 2002, 7:46 PM 15 of 55

The Army needs strengh

        so when you come to enlist

please bring all you have.



Oracle, A question for you!
Posted by: VretilRaduriel - May 17, 2002, 7:45 PM 16 of 55

Our lawyer dear, did seem to make a small
Wrong step, in past (she does at times -- much pep!)
So what, did she do wrong? Oh please do say!
She will make good I'm sure, and right away!



Another voice says . . . (BV sotto voce)
Posted by: ThePowersThatTea - May 17, 2002, 7:44 PM 17 of 55

PLEASE disregard that beggar. There's no point
in wasting time with what he has to say.



Hmmm. Beggars, Beer, Primitive...
Posted by: VretilRaduriel - May 17, 2002, 7:38 PM 18 of 55

Oh, Holy man! I say! Do you have need
Of some fine clothes today? I have some here.



.
Posted by: hollywoodholyman - May 17, 2002, 7:38 PM 19 of 55

Do not speak to it.
You do not know where it leads.
I would not go there.



BV to ORACLE (re-post, if I must!)
Posted by: Supernatural lawyer - May 17, 2002, 7:38 PM 20 of 55

Like the so gentle wave you're asking for
Here I am with my shiny new IP.
That practic' pays is true. But does virtue?
If not should we just plan a Bali trip?



Welcome to hollywoodholyman (CS)
Posted by: prunehilda - May 17, 2002, 7:38 PM 21 of 55

Xander , can you say co-dependent?

If Buffy was a good friend true she would
have laid it on the line. Told X up straight
it's up to him to mend his ways. He could
bow down and then perhaps he'd get his mate.

B should have kick'd his a** up to the moon
and back,told him to cut that act of jerk.
'Cause I have Anya's back this time buffoon
so you had best wipe off that silly smirk.

And then the rest of them should follow suit.
If they love him and care as much as they
pretend they can't neglect he's been a brute.
Then X can move on to a brand new day.

Oh, Xander likes to play good guy but he
needs so much more than tea and sympathy.



BV to hollywoodholyman
Posted by: Supernatural lawyer - May 17, 2002, 7:37 PM 22 of 55

A brand new name appears! Who are you dear?
A helper or some other cryptic voice?



Why Hullo Holyman (HS)
Posted by: VretilRaduriel - May 17, 2002, 7:36 PM 23 of 55

Not a shrine, as you well know
Though Hollywood's rules

can seem strange -- at least,
In terms of what they worship.
What do you think this...

Strange portal here is?
You have power, I can tell.
So give us wisdom.



If I recall B
Posted by: prunehilda - May 17, 2002, 7:35 PM 24 of 55

likes beer and it makes her go
all primitive and

although that beer was
spiked I believe beer can have
that effect on most.



Another voice says . . . (BV sotto voce)
Posted by: ThePowersThatTea - May 17, 2002, 7:35 PM 25 of 55

Please disregard the crazy ranting man.
He's just a homeless beggar on the sand.



Another voice says . . . (BV)
Posted by: ThePowersThatTea - May 17, 2002, 7:33 PM 26 of 55

The A.I. processing cannot comply
unless the subject line has "Oracle."



HR to BK
Posted by: Supernatural lawyer - May 17, 2002, 7:33 PM 27 of 55

Your sonnet, please, post!
Yours's not an EOTD.
So anytime's fine.



BK, Post Away! (HS)
Posted by: VretilRaduriel - May 17, 2002, 7:32 PM 28 of 55

A sonnet of yours, I'd love
To see. So show me!



.
Posted by: hollywoodholyman - May 17, 2002, 7:31 PM 29 of 55

What evil is this?
A glass shrine to what power?
There is only one.



BV to the voice
Posted by: Supernatural lawyer - May 17, 2002, 7:31 PM 30 of 55

Like the so gentle wave you're asking for
Here I am with my shiny new IP.
That practic' pays is true. But does virtue?
If not should we just plan a Bali trip?



COMMERCIAL BREAK AT END OF ACT 2 (HR)
Posted by: ThePowersThatTea - May 17, 2002, 7:30 PM 31 of 55

It rains on the ball.

    But Kirsten Dunst likes the rain.

We're glad that she does.



BK -- Beer coming your way -- catch!
Posted by: VretilRaduriel - May 17, 2002, 7:30 PM 32 of 55

And then, my dear, if you would care to think,
Tell me: what you do think those fishes drink?
They once were boys, with fishy toys, and B,
Intrigued. Could they get her to play, you think,
If Beer, they served, to her and did not stink?



Another voice says . . . (BV)
Posted by: ThePowersThatTea - May 17, 2002, 7:27 PM 33 of 55

To mock the Oracle in limericks
may not be the best way to win a pass.



HR to VR
Posted by: Supernatural lawyer - May 17, 2002, 7:27 PM 34 of 55

All of the above!
X did like the attention.
Anything for B!



SL ,VR are (HS)
Posted by: prunehilda - May 17, 2002, 7:26 PM 35 of 55

we to post our sonnets here?
I could use a beer.



Nope -- Rebel Angel Tonight...
Posted by: VretilRaduriel - May 17, 2002, 7:24 PM 36 of 55

There once was an AI called O
He sponsored commercials that blowed
Though he spoke not too clear
The girls held him dear
So they let him sniff sand up his nose...



But I'll take that beer (HR to C)
Posted by: prunehilda - May 17, 2002, 7:23 PM 37 of 55

Calling to the voice
is friutless it seems but if
we can get a clue.



By the way SL (HS)
Posted by: VretilRaduriel - May 17, 2002, 7:22 PM 38 of 55

Lovely sonnets you posted!
Was Xander jealous...

Of the swim team's flair?
Their fins? Or B's attention?
Which one do you think?



Another voice says . . . (HR)
Posted by: ThePowersThatTea - May 17, 2002, 7:22 PM 39 of 55

Pepsi & Snapple

is all that is allowed here.

Please hide the beer, dear.



COMMERCIAL BREAK AT END OF ACT 1 (HR)
Posted by: ThePowersThatTea - May 17, 2002, 7:20 PM 40 of 55


Would you please tell me

    why you drink Slayer Bone Tea.

         Snapple is better.




Ah, dear VR, friend ( HS to VR)
Posted by: prunehilda - May 17, 2002, 7:20 PM 41 of 55

I must confess that I don't
smoke! 'twas just a joke.

A play with themes and
Hollywood schemes that we all
see on our TV



Oracle, I asked... (HS)
Posted by: VretilRaduriel - May 17, 2002, 7:18 PM 42 of 55

If you wanted a cold beer.
Reply to that first.



And now BK's here! (HS)
Posted by: VretilRaduriel - May 17, 2002, 7:16 PM 43 of 55

Welcome Dear! I'm off'ring beer.
Cigarettes as well.

Bad, I know, but hey,
I have to keep a few vices.
I'll bet there's no way...

Verschip gets to play
with vices in the Beyond.
Must be kinda dull.



Your hear a voice says . . . (HR)
Posted by: ThePowersThatTea - May 17, 2002, 7:15 PM 44 of 55

Such beautiful noise . . .

. . . it goes along with the waves.

None call out to me



HR to VR
Posted by: Supernatural lawyer - May 17, 2002, 7:13 PM 45 of 55

There is nothing more
That I would enjoy more than
A cold beer. Thank you!



(Part 2)
Posted by: Supernatural lawyer - May 17, 2002, 7:11 PM 46 of 55

3)
No divine Spike. Just Angel as plot trick.
As Willow gets a taste of power (sweet!)And cool guy is portrayed as usual prick...
When "perverts" did not make the Buff retreat. <g>

This plot has not much magic, one concedes.
Enhanced and fishy steam, Cold War, cute puns.
While B’s left to fulfill the green boys’ needs,
I too ask... why don’t Big Bads just use guns? <g>

While not as low as “Ted” and others, still...
The tale was not as scary and intense
As one wished. I tend to like darker frill, <g>
Where Bad is bad and writers build suspense.

If one good thing comes out of it: that beasts
Like this can be true victims, not cruel freaks.


4)
Not much to do with film by the same name. <g>
A filler cute to watch in retrospect.
How Willow, Cordi grew much and became
The heroes that we’ve learned to (fear?) respect.

No dark depressing shadow or sad grief,
(But the initial brief lone slayer scene).
Plots, simple--to the point-- bring some relief.
Remember when the Buff was just eighteen?

How did I write so much on such a tale?
Did some of the plain themes somehow hit home?
That vain ambition puts convenient veil
On things that matter... could turn one to clone.

How far would you go to pursue your dream?
To change in AND out for fake prize supreme?



SL? Vershcip? Beer? (HS)
Posted by: VretilRaduriel - May 17, 2002, 7:11 PM 47 of 55

I'll confess, it is a vice
I have. Others too.



Sonnet of the day (Part 1) or SL's "show-offy" ramblings on "Go Fish" <g>
Posted by: Supernatural lawyer - May 17, 2002, 7:10 PM 48 of 55

"Allez Poisson” or
BAD FISH, MAD FISH, SAD FISH


1)
Just saw a "Buffy" that was wet and bland.
So why in Hell did I, the “wit,” <g> pick it?
More sins, to, here, confess I had not planned.
The easy-way-out vice I did commit.

On my first try at IP, please be kind.
"Go Fish" has not the primal, genius plot
That should have so intrigued a clever mind.
But no such talent, here. I’m not that “hot.” <smile>

To practice is my goal. To learn, my "curse."
(Or is it "gift"? <g> I'm sorry; I digressed...)
And I, quite nervous, practiced “l’art” of verse...
On such a simple subject? I regressed.

Don’t mind the merits. Form was main concern.
Don’t lecture! Both are linked: I can discern.

2)
It starts. A vict’ry party on the beach.
A fire. First, X., his old smart self, complains.
He mocks “cool gene” and makes his little speech.
Why be there then. “School spirit” or no brains? <g>

Lone slayer stares at Big, Wet Mother Sea.
Lame swimmers get all honors. She gets none.
She saves ungrateful "Third"and we sure see
Her hope of getting a reward's long gone.

As in the old B. style, remains are found.
When something smells of fish, Scoobs hit the books.
Sure, X. in Speedo makes for laughing ground.
Where’s his “part fish,” one with these famous hooks?

A Team of Creatures from the Black Lagoon?
Looks more like something from an odd cartoon.



Britney's boyfriend is (HS to all)
Posted by: prunehilda - May 17, 2002, 7:10 PM 49 of 55

wrapped in plastic wrap too.
This I've got to see.



Oh, hullo there O!
Posted by: VretilRaduriel - May 17, 2002, 7:09 PM 50 of 55

Care for a beer? Got a few,
And I always share.



HR to all (and the voice out there)
Posted by: Supernatural lawyer - May 17, 2002, 7:08 PM 51 of 55

I tried and I failed.
Proud I am but I'll confess
(with grace <g>) sneakiness.



VR enters casually... mumbling to herself
Posted by: VretilRaduriel - May 17, 2002, 7:07 PM 52 of 55

At last, I'm here, with beer and friends. So nice!


COMMERCIAL BREAK AT END OF PROLOGUE (HR)
Posted by: ThePowersThatTea - May 17, 2002, 7:06 PM 53 of 55


Britney is jealous.

      Someone's after her boyfriend

wrapped in plastic wrap. <ewg>



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Posted by: ThePowersThatTea - May 17, 2002, 7:01 PM 54 of 55

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

HMMM . . . A LAZY FRIDAY?
"PREVIOUSLY AT TEA TIME ". . .
We have heard voices

Don't forget the words
"Ask the Oracle" up top.
Futile though it seems. <g>

BACKCHANNEL / CLUBHOUSE?
That haiku on the CORKBOARD.
Keep that in mind, too.

And a confession
by a misstepping person
would be pretty smart.

Monkey is surprised
that no one will come see him.
Maybe he's the key?

AGAIN THERE'S A VOICE
(that's getting impatient now)
"PLEASE START THE ACTION."

Monkey is laughing
thinks this is all funny stuff.
He likes to play tricks.<ewg>



NEW PARTICIPANTS READ THIS SECTION: ===================================
Posted by: ThePowersThatTea - May 17, 2002, 7:01 PM 55 of 55

TEA TIME NOTES & LINKS FOR FRIDAY 5/17/02

TODAY'S TEA TIME BUFFY EPISODE OF THE DAY - #32 "Go Fish"
SONNETS OF THE DAY: 139-142tid=141161

TEA TIME CORKBOARD FOR TODAY'S INTERACTION IS #47: tid=141375
NEW GUESTS: SHOULD SEEK ANSWERS ON THE CORKBOARD


NOTE: THIS THREAD IS THE ORACLE'S VERSE-ONLY PORTAL LOUNGE.

IF YOU WANT TO CHAT DURING TEA TIME WITHOUT VERSE
THE TEA TIME TERRACE IS NOW OPEN JUST OUTSIDE

IF YOU WANT TO PARTICIPATE HERE, YOU'LL NEED TO KNOW
THE TEA TIME PORTAL LOUNGE CODES FOR FORMAL VERSE:

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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