Finally, after days of searching, cutting, and pasting, that little side project I mentioned in yesterday’s entry is finally complete. If you’d like to check out all of Baron Destructo’s replies to email scammers, Cookie Monster’s lengthy correspondence with barrister James Williams, or the progression of Aloysius P. Hazzencockle’s dream home from phishing fantasy to meurtiere-outfitted sneaker-making orphan castle (and can’t be bothered to go through the time-consuming process of running a search on this blog) head here:
More slow and laborious progress on the Whispers script today, but I’m pleased to report that I am finally out of the Beckett -Porter scene. I was actually on a bit of a roll this morning (if half a page can be considered a roll – which, in my case, it can) only to be distracted by: 1) an impromptu gathering of the writers to spin four possible new story ideas including a sequel to that season 4 episode and the possibility of revisiting the SG-1-themed and shelved Yesterday, Today, and Tomorrow, 2) the unwelcome suggestion that we shoot parts of Whispers at Fantasy Gardens, 3) two guys unloading what appeared to be a stasis pod from their truck parked beneath my office window (pictured), 4) what the hobbits refer to as “second breakfast”, and 5) an interesting online article about the Pentagon’s plans to take out a 5 000 pound rogue spy satellite with a missile and prevent it from coming down on a populated area. Nice to know. Still, just in case, for most of early March I’ll be watching the sky and wearing my running shoes.
A quickie book club reminder. We begin discussion of Fast Forward 1, edited by Lou Anders, on Monday (February 18th). Come armed with opinions and questions for Lou will be swinging by to take on all comers. The following Monday (February 25th), we’ll be discussing Neil Gaiman’s Smoke and Mirrors. Then, the Monday after that (March 3rd) we’ll discuss the third book of our BOTM triumvirate: Children of the Night, by Dan Simmons.
And since some of you asked, here are a few of the websites I surf at work when I should really be writing –
Today’s pics: Concept art, Captain Alicia Vega, What the hell is going on down there?
The mailbag returns sometime in the not too distant future.