Among the many, many, MANY things that I find incredibly annoying, being misquoted or having things I didn’t say attributed to me ranks right up there. What usually happens is I’ll answer a question on this blog and then a fan will paraphrase my response over the course of a discussion on some other site. That paraphrased response will in turn be paraphrased at which point someone will draw a seemingly logical but wholly incorrect conclusion about what it was I had originally said. Then, the next thing I know, Gateworld is referencing the wholly incorrect paraphrased paraphrase of my original response and citing me as the source. While I’d love to set the record straight and deny this particular tidbit, that would in itself be a major spoiler. So, instead, I’ll do nothing (except bitterly complain about it here) but sit back and wait for the fandom meltdown after a certain episode airs. But you said…! No, I didn’t.
Hey, it suddenly dawned on me why I’ve felt so rundown and just plain exhausted of late. I haven’t been getting any sleep. I suppose I could rectify the problem by kicking the dogs off the bed so that I don’t have to spend the night twisted into a pretzel-like position. But that would mean denying Lulu access and when she looks up at me and starts crying, it’s hard to say no to the little cutie. And then when Bubba repeats the same act, I can’t very well deny him at the risk of being seen to play favorites. And then when Maximus simply sits at the foot of the bed and stares up longingly at the other two happily bounding about, it breaks my heart to leave him on the floor. And with the other three on the bed, I can’t very well leave Jelly on the floor as odd dog out. Instead, I just suffer their bed-hogging ways and spend most of the night contorted like some magician’s assistant inside a multi-skewered sword-box. I suppose I could just sleep in the other room.
You know, this could well account for my inability to accomplish much of late beyond the same half page of the script I am endlessly rewriting. It might also explain my general crankiness at being drawn into any sort of early morning time-travel discussion. But then again I’m sure I’m not unique in that respect. Honestly, tell me you haven’t wanted to throttle that guy from accounting every time he brings up quantum foam and Hawking’s chronology protection conjecture every frigging Monday morning at the water cooler!
We received a lovely box of chocolates today from the Shep-whumper contingent. How do I know it was from them? Well, check out the chocolates (pictured above). I was going to rearrange the letters to spell A Heehaws Ponies Plumpness but Tanja had already eaten one of the N’s. Anyway, thanks to Cheeky Lil Devil, Linzi, Sheppy D and the rest of the GW Shep whumpers.
Today’s pics: Alien thermal grenade, Fan Chocolates, Awww lookit the baby!, Awwww lookit the placenta!, For those of you wondering what the heck those framed pictures were in Carter’s office…
Hey! The mailbag is back!
Susiekew writes: “I can see some action figures on the shelves behind Leela – is this in your office? and what characters are they?”
Answer: Yes, it’s my office. Since becoming the Atlantis show-runner (with Paul), I decided to redecorate in a supervillain motif. On the shelf to my left: Magneto, Darkseid, Galactus, Apocalypse, and Thanos. On the shelf to my right: The Green Goblin, Dr. Doom, Carnage, Kraven the Hunter, and Venom. On the shelf directly behind me: The Red Skull, Deadpool, Rhino, and Mysterio. On the shelf across the room: Ultron-5, Catwoman, Gog, and the White Queen. Over on the windowsill to my left, busts of: The Lizard, Kraven the Hunter, Vulture, Carnage, Sandman, Electro, Dr. Octopus, Shocker, Mysterio, and Kingpin.
Patricia writes: “By the way, can you tell me if Carl Binder is married?”
Answer: Bad news, ladies. Carl is married.
Lisa writes: “I have to admit I have a bit dismayed about the addition of even more characters to SGA in season five when IMO the regular characters still don’t receive enough screentime or attention.”
Answer: And, on the other hand, there are the fans of Zelenka and Lorne who lobby for more screen time for their favorite recurring characters. The Atlantis expedition is big and varied, and there’s no reason why that shouldn’t be reflected in some of its recurring players.
Joe Abercrombie writes: “ Only imagine what we could have achieved if the internet had never been invented. YOURS is one of the blogs I’M constantly reading when I really should be writing. Aaaaargh, I’m doing it now!”
Answer: Hey, Best Served Cold aint gonna write itself. Back at it!
AJM writes: “How many episodes will Robert Picardo be in next season, in every single one or on a format like Amanda Tappings run in season 4?”
Answer: He’ll be appearing in 14 of 20.
Pauline writes: “Is this how you see Ronon losing his dreads, may be at Michael’s hands or some other Wraith faction?”
Answer: A scene has already been scripted and will be shot IF Jason decides to lose the dreads. Should he elect to keep them, then the scene will be rewritten.