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BUFFY-VERSE SERIES    (2) SONNET #3 of 154 (4-7)
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What Do We Hold Sacred?

Posted by: forensicpoetry - Mar 21, 2002, 2:57 PM

Lacking time to search out another whiff of mystical sewer gas this morning,
forensicpoetry reluctantly lifts the left rear corner of his desk and kicks out a
folded piece of paper that he'd stuck there to keep his work "on the level." [smile]

He remembers the sheet of paper well. On it, a sonnet he'd composed around
the time of "Doublemeat Palace" . . . He begins retyping them into his laptop:

 
(BUFFY-VERSE SERIES) SONNET #003 of 154
What Do We Hold Sacred?

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{BVS_003_01.01} I HOPE IT'S FAIR TO SAY we're not "just fans."

{BVS_003_01.02} Our "group identity" does not require

{BVS_003_01.03} a thoughtless positive that squelches pans --

{BVS_003_01.04} won't blindly "worship" that which is our sire.

 
{BVS_003_01.05} Where Buffy's beauty shines, we PRAISE its light,

{BVS_003_01.06} and where a bulb has dimmed, PLEAD "Swap it out!"

{BVS_003_01.07} It's not for Buffy's honor that we fight

{BVS_003_01.08} with pointy language -- yet we are devout ...

 
{BVS_003_01.09} ... to what the Vampire Slayer has aspired.

{BVS_003_01.10} AND SHOULD good Whedon's team forsake their vows

{BVS_003_01.11} and lose their cool, clear vision -- become mired

{BVS_003_01.12} on paths less beautiful -- we won't be cows.

 
{BVS_003_01.13} A fealty to the highest quality:

{BVS_003_01.14} the Buffyverse depends on you and me.

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If you wander into many (most?) online forums where fans
of a TV series gather ... especially Buffy fans [smile] ...
you will usually find a great deal of intolerance of criticism.

"If you don't like it, why do you watch?" they'll (often) say,
and (often) get downright angry.

Which brings us to Season 6 ... during which many long-time
"fans" found a lot of things not to like about the writing.

Hence this sonnet ... Some rhetoric [smile] to pave the way
for more "balanced" discussion. BUT let me make very clear that
personal argument ... even if "civil" ... is never "fruitful."
Express your judgement as a PUBLIC ARGUMENT ... addressed to
your fellow citizens. ALL of them. Not Joe, or Susie. I under-
stand this is NOT STANDARD PROCEDURE for online conversation.
I'm saying it should be. (yada yada yada deleted)

BIG FINAL POINT [smile]: The most "controversial" idea here
is that the QUALITY of a TV drama series can (should) be
effected by viewers ... NOT just the choices of the "genius"
(gag me) WRITER/ARTIST/CREATOR. (And let's just let that sit
there for now. [smile] But that WAS THE POINT of ALL of "this" ...
when I started...)

Oh [ewg] there is this point: If you want to give your input
to a creative project ... you ought to have to "work" a bit ...
making your input "artistic." [smile] Like, in sonnet form.


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