I registered Akemi and me for one of those private health plans that allows you to see a specialist or run a CT scan without having to wait for six months or longer. Part of the service is a comprehensive health assessment that includes blood tests, a full physical, and visits with a dietitian, kinesiologist, and someone called a “Brain Health and Psychological Health Consultant”. When I informed Akemi about the latter, she seemed genuinely concerned.
Akemi: “Even though I sometimes give the wrong answer in English, my brain is correct.”
Me: “Well, we’ll let the experts decide.”
By the time we get around to having MY head examined, I could well be in a lot of trouble. But nothing that the proper prescription can’t cure: valium, tranquillizers, or chewable bourbon tablets. The past couple of weeks have been mighty crazy as we scramble to put the pieces together for this potential production. It finally looks like it’s going to happen (let’s say 90% sure), but if it does, it won’t be without its challenges. Still, we’ll have plenty of lead time to plan and write some tight, production-friendly scripts. Today, I sent Paul my plan for the 13 episode first season and will do the same for our Production-Designer-in-waiting, provided we hear some good news on the budget front tomorrow. I’m sure you’ll all agree that construction and VFX are key, especially for a ship-based show, so it’s important for those numbers to make sense. And if they do, great! If they don’t, I’m moving to Japan to become a hilarious gaikokkujin comedian.
Or maybe just end up on one of their prank shows:
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