While I was in Montreal for the holidays, one of my relatives asked me for my Facebook info so that she could friend me. I was perfectly happy to do so until she mentioned having to partially block another friend because all she did was post about her burgeoning art career. In that case, I thought, I’m the last person she’d want to friend. Almost my entire Facebook activity is comprised of dog-related shares from animal rescues and missing pet sites. If these are of interest to you, then look me up: Baron Destructo!
A productive first day back at the office (the office not being an actual office in an office building or even a home office as I prefer to work on the dining room table by my liquor cabinet. I completed a first draft of the southern gothic pilot and sent it Tara’s way, then switched gears and addressed the notes to the other script we have in development and sent it Paul’s way. I worked out the next scene for the horror script and, time permitting, will write that tonight during the BCS National Championship game. I’m taking the 11 points and the Auburn Tigers!
Last night, Akemi and I started watching Stargate: Universe’s second season. A terrific season opener in Intervention written by my writing partner, Paul Mullie. I enjoyed it immensely although it did make me a little wistful – and reminded me that I have to start my SGU Trip Down Memory Lane at some point in the next few weeks. Before the start of the episode, we were treated to previews for Atlantis and Akemi was impressed with the visual effects. Once we’ve finished Universe, maybe we’ll switch gears to Atlantis and, if you’re all game, we can do a group watch-a-long and discussion. Interested?
Speaking of Facebook, I notice a lot of people posting these “Which X Character Are You?” personality tests. You know the ones I’m talking about. You answer a bunch of questions and your responses allow them to match you to a personality type? I am, apparently, The Walking Dead’s T-Dog, The Hobbit’s Bilbo Baggins, Shakespeare’s Hamlet, Star War’ Landro Calrissian, The Simpsons’ Krusty the Clown, Star Trek’s Khan, and Pride and Prejudice’s Charles Bingley. The science behind these various quizzes is questionable and I think a more accurate personality assessment could be derived from an inverse approach. Instead of figuring out what fictitious character your personality yields, we should be analyzing what fictitious characters we assume say about our personalities. For instance, the characters my friends and I chose to play in Dungeons & Dragons said a lot about our respective personalities. Stalwart, noble Nick was a paladin. Creative, ambitious Cas was a magic user. Cryptic, mysterious Paul was a fighting monk. And I, of course, was a goblin thief.
So, tell us about yourselves through the characters your used to play. And in the unlikely event you never played any such games (or, more likely, just don’t want to admit it), tell us which fictional character you most identify with.