The nerve of some people. After extending an invitation to email scammer Patrick Chan to join me (Percival H. Lintmuffin) at the Mid-Summer Folklore, Renaissance, Civil War Re-enactment and Goat Gelding Festival, I received no response. The festival came and went. Then, the other day, I received an email from Patrick wondering why I hadn’t forwarded him the documents he had requested. Today, Percy Lintmuffin responded:
“Well now, who’s the Nervy Mervy? Contacting me so soon after blowing off my invitation to the Mid-Summer Folklore, Renaissance, Civil War Re-enactment and Goat Gelding Festival without so much as an “Verily! Methinks I mayest not keep my appointment. Eth.”
Hmmm. I believe a certain someone owes me an apology before I’ll provide them with those signed documents he’s requested.
Yours in the spirit of The Great Old Ones,
All Hail Shib-Niggurath,
Percival H. Lintmuffin”
Also, guess who’s back? Yup, James Williams checked in with Cookie Monster. Short and sweet, he wrote:
how are you?So were is the MTCN control number giving to you by western nuion, and more information about the money, if you have send the money”
Sadly, Cookie Monster had been feeling a little under the weather of late but managed to pull himself together enough to fire off the following missive:
“Dear James Williams,
Sorry no write back sooner but Cookie Monster very sick. Try out new frozen yogurt stand Bert and Ernie open up. Sign say “No Dairy” but not true because after Cookie Monster eat, he GET DAIRY! Have to run to toilet in Sesame Street public library and just make it (more or less). Hoo boy. Me do imitation of multistage rocket (solid AND liquid boosters) until librarian bang on door and say too noisy and scaring children so have to leave. Me protest. Dis be America! Cookie Monster have intestitutional rights!
Anyhoo, Cookie Monster lose dat argument, but not before get lawyer Grover involve and spend next two days in library bathroom staging “shit in“. Feel better now but underwear no more good. So mad. Next time me go to Bert and Ernie yogurt shop, for sure get different flavor instead.
So sorry for deelay but Cookie Monster FINALLY send money yesterday. James Williams receive yet?
P.S. Tank God Dominoes deliver to public toilet.”
Today’s pics: Selections from the Outcast art department package.
Today’s vide: Click on the date to check out what’s happening at post with post-production coordinator Kerri McDowall and ace editor Stein Myhrstad.
Okay, I’m back to field your comments and questions –
Anonymous #1 writes: “So, is Shep’s ex-wife’s name Karen or Nancy?”
Answer: While I appreciate a clearly devoted fan’s attempt to correct me, I don’t think I need to point out that since I was working on the script in questions yesterday afternoon, I should be in a better to know that Sheppard’s ex-wife’s name is Karen. I mean Nancy.
Pauline writes: “Carl will be back for season five won’t he?”
Answer: After dinner at The Budapest, how could I not bring him back? Also, he’s not a bad writer.
Elizabeth writes: “1) Will Sam be getting the ATA gene? 2) What episodes are Weir in? 3) Will the girl in Sateda be in any more episodes? 4) When is Stargate Ark Of Truth and Stargate Continuum supposed to be? After, during or before season four and season ten finale? 5) Will Bates be returning in season four?”
Answers: 1) No. 2) Good question. 3) Could be. 4) Definitely after the season ten finale. 5) Another good question.
Anonymous #2 writes: “Can you tell us if there are any plans to use Torri in season five?”
Answer: I appreciate your persistence in not taking my previous “we have no plans beyond season four” responses to heart. The truth is we’ve already written the whole fifth season including the Sheppard stick-fighting episode. You’re gonna love it.
Dreams-of-Skies writes: “In a book the characters can have thoughts in italics but in TV, you have to rely on dialogue and facial expression. Is this harder? How do you write for that lack of a device to use?”
Answer: Depends on the actor. If he/she is good at what they do, there’s no need to tell them how to act/react or what facial expressions to use. If, on the other hand, you’re dealing with someone, er, less talented, then you’re better off writing in their reactions to help them along. While you‘re at it, pointing out the jokes in the script to said individuals is a good idea too if you have your heart set on any sort of vaguely humorous delivery.
Jedi writes: “ You said something about a Comic con being held in NY.”
Answer: I did? Anyway, I believe someone provided a link in yesterday’s comment section.
Anonymous #2 writes: “Will you ever tell us which is Torri’s fourth episode this season or will you make us wait and see?”
Answer: Given that I haven’t answered this question the first 50 times it was asked, I’d put my money on “make use wait and see”.
Diamond-Raven writes: “Did you happen to notice if they serve langos at the Budapest?”
Answer: They do! They serve the delicious deep-fried flatbread with sour cream and garlic cloves (that you can cut in half and dab on the bread or, if you’re me, slice it up into very thin slices and lay them over the bread).
Mags writes: “I noticed recently that one of the writers was talking about clearing a name through the legal dept. before using it on the show. What are the reasons for this?”
Answer: Silly as it sounds, legal doesn’t want some guy living in the same state and sharing the same name as a character on our show getting their feelings hurt because we’ve suggested they’re a crazed alien being.
Tokiya 2 writes: “My question to you as a fellow dark chocolate connoisseur is, have you ever come across dark chocolate cocoa?”
Answer: I’m not sure what you mean by dark chocolate cocoa. Cocoa is used to make both milk and dark chocolate, the major difference being the addition of milk in the appropriately named milk chocolate.
Emily writes: “Is it hard to pick which scenes to include in the “Last time on Stargate Atlantis” intro or do you generally find it’s not too difficult?”
Answer: It can be very tricky.
Anonymous #3 writes: “do you think you could at try to assure some of us that McKay will be normal, brilliant scientist and normal person and not just comic relief?”
Answer: Let me assure you that season four will be a great season for the McKay character.
Anonymous #4 writes: “Can you spread any light/ information about the 3rd stargate series, Stargate Universe!”
Answer: Alas, I have absolutely nothing to report about the third series. Sorry.