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Posted by: forensicpopouri - May 15, 2002, 4:07
Time in L.A.
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Episode Of The Day - 120(6.20) -
Sonnets Of The Day -
#131-134 BIG BAD
(5/22/02) Episode of Tea Time In L.A..
. . will be episode 50.
TeaTimeSunday (see CORKBOARD 42 -
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TIME. THIS IS THE CORKBOARD.
Corkboard for messages to forensicpopouri or
discussion before or
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do post comments, suggestions, insightful quotes .
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Tea Time lasts one hour.
CORKBOARD appears 3 hrs before Tea
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* SONNET SCHOOL FOR SLAYERS -
* WHY I POST IN
SHAKESPEAREAN SONNETS: (1) tid=48156 (2)
* DESTINY (THE PORTAL,
THE ORACLE, AND YOU): tid=59313
MOST RECENT TEA TIME THREAD:
FAQ & INDEX:
FORENSICPOPOURI (if any) will appear as 1st
END OF CORKBOARD 45 of 50
forensicpopouri - May 16, 2002, 4:12
of 50 for THURSDAY 5/16/02 is up at
POSTCARDS FROM FP will be delayed an hour (until 5:00 PM
REMINDER: Corkboard messages posted after
AND NOW IT'S . . .
will not (usually) be
"processed" until the day after you expect.
prunehilda - May 16, 2002, 3:35
I read all your late
night posts and then went for a walk to ponder all that
was said, underlined and made bold. Since you like to
speak in metaphors I'll tell you what dream/reality I
remembered as I walked. Sometimes, infants get their
days and nights mixed up. Believe me I have plenty of
experience in this regard. Now, there are experts who
will tell you the best way to rearrange his schedule is
to let him cry it out all alone at night. I've never
been that hard hearted. When my children woke in the
night for whatever reason I always rocked them back to
sleep gently and quietly. It might take hours but that
time and attention was always worth the effort. I still
can feel their little hearts beat against my chest, hear
their tiny sighs of contentment, and smell that baby
Forensic, I owe you an apology for my
behavior in the early stages of TT. I should have
expressed my frustration in a more acceptable fashion
and given you the chance to explain. I'm terribly sorry
if I hurt you in any way. Please forgive me and all will
FTTC -- Formal Tea Time Related
VretilRaduriel - May 16, 2002, 3:26
Not wishing to cause
further disruption by her appearance on the beach, the
angel Vretil Raduriel, issues the following Press
To Those Who Are Concerned About Such
It has come to my attention a second
error in Tea Leaf accounting was made, unawares, by the
C. As with the first, I take full blame. The fault was
mine. So focused was I on whispering inspiration into
artist-writer-rhetoricians' ears, I did not give full
attention to the Tea Leaf matter when, undoubtedly, full
attention was merited. If not at first, surely at
second. The matter has been corrected, the Tea Leaf
accounts adjusted. I hope none will impute dishonorable
motives to the C where no dishonor was ever conceived.
My thanks for your indulgence and forgiveness for any
uproar this may have caused.
FTTC -- Formal TEA TIME Related
Communication from the C
VretilRaduriel - May 16, 2002, 3:12
Dear Mr. Forensic
Per your request the "C" resubmit
allocations regarding disputed Tea Leaves (hereafter
referred to as "TL") The ensuing conclusion and
amendment has been reached:
Article 1 -- DE (dba
"the much missed glow") shall receive 3 TL for fixing
the "Spike Quatrain."
Article 2 -- VR (dba "very
remorseful, distracted angel") shall be awarded 3 TL for
her haiku and IP verse regarding
Article 3 -- SL (dba "not SNL") shall
be awarded 3 TL for properly fixing the "Why I Post"
Article 4 -- BK (dba "prunehilda
the subversive") shall be awarded 9 TL for the most
original haiku response encompassing both dreams and
prophecies and silly movies like "Collateral
Article 5 -- The Powers That Tea (dba
"PTT") shall be responsible for awarding VR and SL in a
fair and adequate number for their brilliant sonnets
regarding the Buffyverse. Failure to do so by the PTT
will be deemed in breach of this Agreement (which
consequences will conveniently be left for the C to
Article 6 -- All C members, including,
but not limited to VR, reserve the right to dispose of
and/or transfer their TL as they wish, at the condition
they provide a reasonable and possibly entertaining
ground for such transfer.
Article 7 -- As of May
16, 2002, the total number of TL per participants is
therefore as follows:
BK -- 10
DE -- 6
VR -- 6
Yelnif -- 1
will be binding on all parties involved. Any amendments
shall be made exclusively by "democratic" decision among
the C members.
Dated: May 16, 2002
Vretil Raduriel, appointed representative of the
Most confusing! This claim that today's
corkboard is Tuesday's!
VretilRaduriel - May 16, 2002, 2:57
The angel shakes her
head, but then gives smiles.
To err is human AND
divine, both, true,
And errors do abound of late, and
we err, we also should forgive -- I
lawyer - May 16,
2002, 2:43 PM
Thank you for you
"late night notes." Truly moving. It made me think of
Spike's words in "Seeing Red:" "Great love burns, it
consumes..." And if you're strong enough to stop it
before "there's nothing left" what is indeed left is
more precious and more intense than any other human
experiences. I won't expand on that; just know that "I
About "Sophie's choice" remark. You would
not know how much it "hits home," in more ways than one.
Dear all, dear FP
lawyer - May 16,
2002, 2:07 PM
The DSL Gods have been
good to me and I should be around for Tea
Random <g> thoughts: The week-end is
approaching and, in the honor of the C, I was thinking
about visiting Staline's birthplace (or its L.A.
equivallent <g>). Maybe will I get answers (or
some much needed sleep)? Or I'll just go sniff below the
oh-so-mysterious SM sand and count to 14
<Note to self: next time, read the
hidden "don't try this at home" disclaimer on TT. Before
that: learn to read>
ONE LAST NOTE (re your sonnets) BEFORE
SOME SLEEP . . .
forensicpopouri - May 16, 2002, 10:15
<special smile of
EARLY LINK TO THURSDAY'S SONNETS #135-138
"UNFORGIVENESS" - tid=137623
forensicpopouri - May 16, 2002, 10:11
forensicpopouri - May 16, 2002, 8:05
SONNETS COMPLETE ON LEGAL PAD . . . NOW FOR
forensicpopouri - May 16, 2002, 4:59
END OF LATE
NIGHT COLLAGE . . . TIME TO WRITE
LATE NIGHT NOTES ON A WOMAN IN MY PAST .
. . TO WHOM I PAID ATTENTION
forensicpopouri - May 16, 2002, 4:55
(AND WHO GAVE ME
GREAT "HAPPINESS" <smile> AND UTTER TORMENT
She was born in
and grew up with a dirt floor
beneath her bare feet.
Her mother would always
tell her to put on shoes
but she rarely
She selected her toys from the junk
pile nearby . . .
pieces of broken colored glass
she found pretty.
When she heard that someone had
she would get dressed . . . and put on shoes
. . .
and go to touch the dead.
went to school for only one year
she would go to college
after she had learned
English on her own.
When she first came to
the United States
she spent some time in jail for
a federal border agent
treated her with disrepect.
She had a walk
that men noticed.
I first noticed her eyes.
For her, men were like my books.
a Jesuit priest who was a good friend.
But most of her men were like me.
Dishonorable, each in our own
She told me that I was "a frustrated
And she once said to me: "Either you
want me or you don't,
this is no Sophie's
I was not so sure.
We broke up several hundred
times (it seems).
I once wrote her a long and
explaining why I must leave her
alone before I went mad.
She took the beauty (and
length) of my letter
as I sign that I must truly
or I wouldn't write such a
I'm sure she was
COLLAGE ITEM - FROM A BOOK BY AN
INSIGHTFUL ENGLISH PROFESOR (pay close attention to
forensicpopouri - May 16, 2002, 4:18
course of a lifetime. an individual pays
a great many things, but in our
own tradition one of the things that
not to note is the way in which they are
the matters to which they
attend. . . .
[W]e have chosen not
construe ourselves as principles of
attention is a full absorption
we are in the midst of . . .
attention is an intense gathering of
that manifests the ways in which the
forces of the world
are bound to sites within
and it calls forth great intensity from us
As a result, it is a
demanding form of attention,
that also provides us with positive
Its intensity requires of us
kinds of things
so seldom found in the modern
a clear mind, a perspective on
events that doesn't
force them into rigid time
frames or nag one
with the need to accomplish
this or that before one
moves on to something
else. And the intensity
of the experience
means that we need energy of our own
we are willing to "spend" on such a "fruitless"
After all, asthetic attention
can only be immediately
socioeconomic benefit by hucksters.
demands our full compliance,
commitment of energy
and that is one of
the reasons why it is harder and harder
a place for it in everyday life. . .
[W]e might think for a moment why our
tended to move from a
to a spectator's
COLLAGE ITEM - FROM WEEKLY NATIONAL
NEWSMAGAZINE (BUFFY'S CULTURAL POWER)
forensicpopouri - May 16, 2002, 3:32
. . Superman's 64-year journey from Man of Steel
PARTIAL NOTES: BtVS Episode #31 (2.19) "I
Only Have Eyes For Your" W: Marti
forensicpopouri - May 16, 2002, 3:08
I'm no stranger to conspiracy. I saw
I'm a truth seeker.
Pieces of the puzzle. And I'm going to
at all the pieces. And rationally I'm
keep looking until I know exactly
is all your fault.
(DEAD) MS CALENDAR'S COMPUTER CLASS
G. (re her
teaching/rapport/humor): "Good show."
(beaming): "I had good lesson
ANGRY SPIRIT IN LOVE: "Don't walk
away from me b*tch."
ANGRY SPIRIT IN LOVE:
"Love is forever. "(Shoots object of
X: "Your dreams are
getting wicked accurate, Buf."
X: "Yikes. The
quality of mercy is not Buffy."
B: "He doesn't
G: "To forgive is an act
It's not done because they
deserve it. It's done
because they need
B: ". . . an act of passion. . . .
He'll just have to live with it.
X: "He can't, Buffy.
C: "Overidentifying, much."
spirit is too angry. Too
ANGRY (GUY) SPIRIT INHABITS
HIS LOVE OBJECT (WOMAN TEACHER) TAKES OVER
BUFFY (ANGRY GUY SPIRIT) SHOOTS ANGEL.
(SPIRIT SIMULATED) ROLE
Praise Noxon now. <smile>)
ALONE, SMILING SPIKE STANDS UP FROM WHEEL CHAIR.
AND NOW IT'S THURSDAY IN SANTA MONICA
forensicpopouri - May 16, 2002, 3:04
Go Fish sonnet--
lawyer - May 16,
2002, 2:53 AM
Again, two lines
mysteriously disappeared from my "Part 1" post. Please
insert at the end of sonnet #2:
Team of Creatures from the Black Lagoon?
like something from an odd cartoon."
Go Fish sonnet (Part 2)
lawyer - May 16,
2002, 12:36 AM
divine Spike. Just Angel as plot trick.
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
As one wished. I tend to like darker
Where Bad is bad and writers build
If one good thing comes out of it: that
Like this can be true victims, not cruel
Not much to do with film by the
same name. <g>
A filler cute to watch in
How Willow, Cordi grew much and
The heroes that we’ve learned to (fear?)
No dark depressing shadow or sad
(But the initial brief lone slayer
Plots, simple--to the point-- bring some
Remember when the Buff was just
How did I write so much on such a
Did some of the plain themes somehow hit
That vain ambition puts convenient veil
things that matter... could turn one to
How far would you go to pursue your
To change in AND out for fake prize
Oyez, Oyez, this is SL's first full
sonnetization of an EOTD! (PART 1)
lawyer - May 16,
2002, 12:34 AM
episode: Go Fish (I know...)
Sonnets to be
re-published on Friday’s TT. Early publication due to
possible rebellion by DSL
line (or other “C” reason
Special thanks to VR for proofreading and
suggesting much needed changes, to prunehilda for
support and of course FP for even making me want
to write in IPs.
“Allez Poisson, pioche” or
BAD FISH, MAD FISH, SAD FISH
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.
vice I did commit.
On my first try at IP, please
"Go Fish" has not the primal, genius
That should have so intrigued a clever
But no such talent, here. I’m not that “hot.”
To practice is my goal. To learn,
(Or is it "gift"? <g> I'm sorry; I
And I, quite nervous, practiced “l’art”
On such a simple subject? I
Don’t mind the merits. Form was main
Don’t lecture! Both are linked: I can
It starts. A vict’ry party on the
A fire. First, X., his old smart self,
He mocks “cool gene” and makes his little
Why be there then. “School spirit” or no
Lone slayer stares at Big, Wet
Lame swimmers get all honors. She gets
She saves ungrateful "Third"and we sure
Her hope of getting a reward's long
As in the old B. style, remains are
When something smells of fish, Scoobs hit the
Sure, X. in Speedo makes for laughing
Where’s his “part fish,” one with these
Of course I care,
prunehilda - May 16, 2002, 12:10
I just never knew what
to put in there. Any suggestions?
A few slightly off -topic things to
ponder (as poor excuses for my not attending TT
lawyer - May 15,
2002, 9:29 PM
- Why do lawyers
always make 5-minute meetings last 5 hours? Or how I go
evidence of the demonic nature of opposing counsels:
they never eat and arrange it so that we--"normal"
people-- don't get to eat lunch until 4pm. Gosh, do I
-How dare Pacbell DSL lines pretend
that an itsy-bitsy earthquake can shut them down for a
whole afternoon? That's just non-sense.
So all my
apologies to the C and FP for my absence (in every sense
of the term) today. This has not been the pleasant day I
expected AND I missed TT. That's just no fair.
TEA TIME BREAKING NEWS REPORT -- Angelic
Sighting in Santa Monica
VretilRaduriel - May 15, 2002, 6:20
Today, an angel appeared over the Santa
Monica beach, responding to allegations levelled
yesterday against the honorable "C." Her staggering
presence and her words struck awe in everyone present.
Polls taken shortly afterward indicate an astonishing
majority of witnesses now deem the "C" completely
innocent. As one witness said, "I'm sure she's right,
and frankly, I can't believe she had to pull herself
from angelic duties to deal with all this. I'm sure she
has more heavenly things to do than deal with slight
Since mere reporting cannot
hope to reproduce that angel's revelation, we give it to
you in full, uncensored form:
The angel speaks;
the press then weeps, so stunned
By beauty, justice,
truth of her clear words.
The fault is mine. The
Powers have so dunned
The "C" for leaves of tea, our
Became. The verse I sang so
sweet, so light,
In sonnet form lines full, four
songs, by Them
Were SO ignored, they slipped into the
But sure, we thought the leaves were for these
Forensic, Their flawed rep. on Earth did
That lovely spins would win, and I
(This angel's mind on matters high did
But counterfeiting, warrant, there was
Just small misclaim. The three bright leaves
For verse before. Misnamed, but now you
On a related matter, the tourism board
has been flooded with calls as to the location of the
gas Forensic Popouri was sniffing...
FTTC Formal Tea Time
VretilRaduriel - May 15, 2002, 6:08
Dear Mr. Forensic
In regards to allocations of tea leaves,
conveyed to you by our lawyer yesterday, the "C" now
makes an amendation. This changes only one article of
aforesaid document. All other points previously
discussed will be considered still binding. In the
matter of tea leaves awarded to VR, the following change
is made. VR shall be awarded three tea leaves for her
"perfect iambic pentameter verse" and haikus regarding
the Buffy episode "Entropy." These leaves were
previously misnamed as awards for the Biellman Spin. We
regret this error, but claim said leaves nonetheless as
just reward and due.
Thank you for your
forensicpopouri - May 15, 2002, 4:09
RESPONSES COVER . . . FROM AND NOW IT'S
TUESDAY . . .
TO AND NOW IT'S
WEDNDESDAY. . . .
KEVLAR: BLACK & KEVLAR: RED
are fp-free ONLY in the sense that he will not
post there. Unlike "C"
where he is
allowed to neither read nor post. . . fp is free to read
KEVLAR: BLACK & KEVLAR: RED
BLACK - Use your normal Tea Time identity
KEVLAR: RED - Use only your
secret identity to post
TO ALL - 6. - Keep
that in mind. It drops by one, tomorrow. Keep in mind
TO "C" - Be sure to issue a
corrected FTTC regarding Tea
(in addition to Press Release FTTC
regarding responsibility for Tea Leave
TO YS -
Best wishes for tests that reflect your true
(They won't be at school.
TO BK -
You've had Tea Time Diaries named after you.
Don't you even care? <smile>
TO SL -
Last we heard from Monkey was that he was delighted by
your "love letter" . . .
and them something odd
about Bali. Perhaps we'll hear more by Tea Time. Check
TO VR - Monkey says he will
stick to typing. Hard to hold quill between his toes.
TO "C" - Strange late night
posts about BACK CHANNEL are
"misstep". . .
leading to frustration,
No, NOT VR's fault,
no, NOT FP. <ewg>
Though he went
along with it . . .
Not in the