#121-124 for Tea Time in L.A. - XANDER'S SPECIAL
Rhetorical verse for Tea Time in
L.A. - (Talking about Buffy as Shakespeare would
Posted by: forensicpopouri - May 11, 2002, 7:56
TO READ TODAY'S
ENTIRE 4-SONNET SEQUENCE
You don't have to start at the bottom
and work up.
NOTE: TO KEEP THE
SONNETS FROM SCROLLING INTO OBLIVION . .
PLEASE DON'T REPLY
POST FEEDBACK /
COMMENTS / QUESTIONS AT
MORE INFO . . . SEE "FOOTNOTES" AT THE VERY
BOTTOM OF THE RESPONSES
. . .
forensicpopouri - May 11, 2002, 8:06
I GOOFED UP ON
THE HAIKU BELOW . . . BUT NO ONE WILL
forensicpopouri - May 11, 2002, 8:04
heaven and the
1 of 4 (sonnet sequence) XANDER'S SPECIAL
forensicpopouri - May 11, 2002, 8:01
TEA TIME SONNETS
Rhetorical verse in
SPIKE'S ROLE'S BUFFY-HEAVEN . . . WE
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
HAVE forced the writers to redeem
his role. A
BETTER PLACE where he could go
horror show and nightmare dream.
HE'LL SIT IN HELL to
"stupidity" in all its myr'ad
HE'LL PONDER how to fix it. But too
Once you're in hell . . . who'd care about
In Buffy-time, he'll once
proclaim: "NO MORE
BUTT-MONKEY XANDER." But still
2 of 4 (sonnet sequence) XANDER'S SPECIAL
forensicpopouri - May 11, 2002, 8:00
(2) HE DID
WHATEVER Joss paid him to do.
those who think "strange thoughts," I don't mean
He let the writers pave an
for Xander straight to hell.
DESIGN DEFECTS . . .
. . . THAT
COULD HAVE BEEN CORRECTED if he'd said:
Joss, this feels all wrong, I must
a reconsideration of my thread
character . . . which now just fails the test . .
. . . coherence in the
I mean no disrespect
. . . I ask the same.
IF I KEEP ON THIS PATH, the
of time will flow . . . BUT
TAINTED by my lame, . . .
. . . bad
character. Big-badder than the
of evil doers. Lameness
3-4 of 4 (sonnet sequence) XANDER'S
SPECIAL HELL cont.
forensicpopouri - May 11, 2002, 7:59
(3) WHEN YOU MAKE
TV DRAMA . . . you transmit
hold in common. Thoughts we share.
that somehow reach the rank of "hit"
something at their heart for which we
THE BUFFY NUMBERS never have
A smaller set of people find their
in Buffy's "odd" reality. They
the tone . . or something magic . . . in
this toy . . .
. . . reality . . .
DESIGNED with all the heart
and soul . . . and
wit . . . its maker truly has.
FOOLS would say Joss isn't smart.
GREAT TV has something close to JAZZ . . .
. . . WHICH MEANS each artist follows his
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."
KEVIN SMITH can't stand you not to
each word the way he wrote it . . . in the
he hears it in his head. . . He gives no
AND HEAVEN HELP YOU on Dave
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
I CLOSE WITH
XANDER IN HIS SPECIAL HELL.
I wish each
Xander-line had made him
forensicpopouri - May 11, 2002, 7:57
insane idea of putting Buffy
in Shakespearean sonnet form . . . is
based on the even more insane idea
you might want to give it a try
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
might save the world. <ewg> In any case,
you can brag about being able to write better
FOR MORE INFO SEE THE MOST RECENT
TEA TIME CORKBOARD