January 25, 2021: Dark Matter fans convene! Yes/No Spaghetti O? My Super Bowl thoughts!

Later today, I'll be guesting on Orville Nation to talk about Dark Matter Episode 203 "I've Seen the Other Side of You".  Come join us for today's discussion. https://twitter.com/nation_orville/status/1353281158411386881 How about a little Yes/No?  Spaggheti-O Pie? Hey, Michiganers!  Is this a thing? Spent the day doing a deep dive into the magic elements and structure…

January 24, 2021: Suji Sunday!

Strolling. Contemplating. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=4yy9fBP2LC8 Our frenchie, Lulu, used to absolutely massacre kale chips.  Suji is a slightly daintier eater. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=XVx3LSgKvEM Every morning, Suji will wake up early and impatiently await my arrival and her Good Morning treat. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Hrtjxn8V1oc Getting comfy.  Suji is very particular about the layout of her blankets.

January 23, 2021: Saturday salmagundi!

So who do you got into tomorrow's games?  I'm rooting for a Bills-Packers Super Bowl.  Failing that, recount of this year's playoff games that would disallow turnovers south of the Mason-Dixie line, thus setting up a Titans-Saints Super Bowl. Jonas Quinn!  Fandom wars!  And check marks are bad!  David Reed and and I talk Stargate:…

Identify My Top 10 Vacation Destinations!

It feels like forever since my last vacation.  And, quite honestly, it looks like forever until my next one.  But in the interim, I can look ahead and maybe do a little planning. Here are my Top 10 Vacation Destinations.  Your mission, if you choose to accept it, is to identify all ten. #10. #9.…

January 21, 2021: Burgers, shake, and Stargate concept art!

Akemi and I ordered lunch today. On the left, two double cheese burgers with jalapeno bottle caps and a milkshake. On the right, a green smoothie. Can you guess whose lunch was whose? The answer may surprise you! Okay, I had the burgers and the shake.  Surprised? A little Yes/No... https://twitter.com/BaronDestructo/status/1352243824043687938 Not sure about this…

January 19, 2021: No news will be “NO” news!

So, what do you say? Yes/No? https://twitter.com/BaronDestructo/status/1351511399441330182 I'll take my chocolate beer without mint, thank you very much. Alrighty.  I have a solid first draft of the Project F pilot.  Going to go over it one more time and come up with some suitable music cues.  I had hoped to get a deck of the…

The sordid and shameful history of Deep Dish Pizza!

Many take issue with my perceived disdain for Deep Dish Pizza.  They ask me: "Joe - taste, texture, and vile appearance aside - what is your problem with deep dish pizza?" Well, the answer partly lies in its shocking and tragic history... We can trace the origins of Deep Dish Pizza back to the late 19th…

January 16, 2021: January Releases to Look Forward To. Or Not.

So when it comes to reading, what's your preference, digital or physical?  I've found that increasingly, perhaps due to my waning eyesight, I have shifted to digital, mostly reading off my laptop.  But I still do like the look of a library and make it a point to pick up a physical copy if I…

January 15, 2021: Pitch Day!

Well, I am exhausted.  Spent the better part of the day prepping a pitch.  The late-in-the-day pitches are the worse as it simply means more time spent stewing, and less time spent working on anything else.  In the end, however, it went very well.  I think.  Of course, it's impossible to tell and, even if…

Powder Mage!

https://twitter.com/BaronDestructo/status/1349696869283344388 https://deadline.com/2021/01/utopia-falls-joseph-mallozzi-adapt-fantasy-novel-powder-mage-as-tv-series-with-no-equal-entertainment-frantic-films-1234673264/ Well there it is, the promised announcement of that fantasy series adaptation I've been cryptically referring to for months now.  Very much looking forward to collaborating with author Brian McLellan, Frantic Films, and the amazing J.B. Sugar on this one.  As I told Brian, it's going to be a blast! https://www.tor.com/2021/01/14/a-tv-adaptation-of-brian-mcclellans-powder-mage-series-is-in-the-works/ Start your…

January 12, 2021: A first draft, jellied eels, and the perils of white hole technology!

Huzzah!  First draft of my Project F pilot completed, coming in at a robust 60 pages.  Right on the line!  It's gone out for notes, leaving me time to start researching and build a potential soundtrack. Beware if you purchased the Malted Vanilla and Tungsten Brittle ice cream.  It may no be gluten-free! https://www.thrillist.com/news/nation/ice-cream-recall-2021-weis-markets A…

January 11, 2021: Dark Matter! Mike Dopud! Galette des Rois!

I'll be joining the gang at Orville Nation later this afternoon for our weekly Dark Matter discussions.  Today, we'll be discussing episode 202, "Kill Them All", with special guest Mike Dopud! https://twitter.com/nation_orville/status/1348098551402926081 Well, shortly after my blog post about King Cakes, I visited my local bakery, Nord Lyon, to see if they were offering the…