Pictured above: Suji’s expression accurately reflecting my mood over these past two days.

Lulu and Suji working on their tans.  This in direct contrast to Akemi who always ventures out in a sweatshirt, oversized sunglasses, and a baseball cap – and only after she’s slathered herself with sunscreen SPF 100.  According to Akemi, Japanese researchers suggest daily sun exposure should be limited to a very small window.  Said window?  21 seconds.

Well, things are coming along slowly but surely at the new place.  Not glacial-pace-development-work-slowly, but pretty damn slowly nevertheless.  Our bed finally arrives Wednesday.  As for the rest of the furniture…who knows?  We’re been going back and forth on the bookshelf, the dining room table, even the bar cart.  But the one thing we can agree on is this awesome cat lamp we special ordered from Japan…

According to Akemi, we have to name it.  We await your suggestions.

This looks to be the week where almost all of my questions will be answered.  Is the script and series overview for that sci-fi project ready to be delivered to the network?  Is that series overview fro that horror series in solid enough shape that I can move forward with the pilot script?  Am I making a deal to develop that other sci-fi series?  And/or making a deal to develop the other one?  What news on that hot horror novel adaptation that seems to have gone deathly quiet all of a sudden? Am I moving forward with the small screen adaptation of that upcoming sci-fi novel?  What about the adaptation of that foreign format?  How will the three projects Vanessa and I are going out with be received?  Is there a play there? Should I just start writing that original horror script?  And, once the dust settles on all of this, should I start reaching out to artists?

Yep.  This week, all will be decided.

Or, maybe the week after.

Or the week after that.

In the meantime, I’m just going to find a patio and watch the world cup.  So looking forward to that Japan vs. Iceland final!

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gforce

And I think it’s probably a fair bet that it will be at least the week after that.

Deathly quiet sounds perfect for the horror adaptation! I’d take that as a good sign. (Optimism!)

For the lamp, I’m going to suggest Lamp. Or maybe Lampey.

gforce

Oh, I finished reading that book, “We’ll Fly Away”, that you had recommended. I read it in 2 days, which must be a record for me, it was so good. An excellent, if heartbreaking, read.

KathyC
KathyC

I like Lampey.

Colleen Scott
Colleen Scott

Suji and Lulu need to watch that they don’t get heat stroke. Wicked hot today. A name for the new lamp should be Hikari. I wait with baited breath for your next project. I will be waiting as patiently as I can.

glowyzoey
glowyzoey

You sound busy, or about to be. I hope your furniture arrives soon. Akemi is being very sensible about not going out in the sun. As a redhead I should be as smart as she is, but I’m not. I do use SPF60 sunscreen but still go out for longer than 21 seconds. smile

Love the lamp. Is that a common shape/look for a Japanese cat that’s not Hello Kitty? I ask because years ago I bought a small stuffed toy kitty that looks very much like your lamp.

glowyzoey
glowyzoey

Tsk That should read that I bought the toy cat in Tokyo.

glowyzoey
glowyzoey

Obviously I meant a cat that’s also not a real living critter. lol

baterista9 AKA gildermcc
baterista9 AKA gildermcc

For the cat lamp, I suggest “Ki-ki”. That was the name of the one housecat in my life, some 60 years ago. Toddler me may have chosen the name. It was after Ki-ki’s disappearance that I developed allergies. 😿

Elminster
Elminster

I’m with gforce. Name the lamp, Lamp.
Elminster

Line Noise
Line Noise

Maybe it’s time to hang up the keyboard. Computers will be writing all the scripts soon:

https://arstechnica.com/gaming/2018/06/this-wild-ai-generated-film-is-the-next-step-in-whole-movie-puppetry/

OK, maybe not!

How about calling the lamp Neko Sutando? Too literal?

Jane
Jane

First time ever posting here but just had to comment because I saw a VERY similar lamp on Amazon.ca last week. Now, perhaps it’s not exactly the same because the one on Amazon is a night light…but if it is the same (just sayin’) you didn’t have to special order from Japan. Here’s the link, you judge. Love your blog by the way, have been stalking it anon for many years now!!

https://www.amazon.ca/Yimaler-Remote-Control-Silicone-Nursery/dp/B07CXMZS6P/ref=lp_3206462011_1_20?s=hi&ie=UTF8&qid=1529282171&sr=1-20

Peggy
Peggy

The lamp, call it, Catdipose.

Because, if you’ve seen that episode of Doctor Who with the little Adipose fat creatures???

That’s what the lamp looks like. Get it?

A little fat cat…adipose is fat….so, Catdipose.

{{sigh}} Yea, I know. Back into your cave Peggy. {{sigh}}

Ponytail
Ponytail

That cat lamp looked more like a pug.

“Hello Suji”

Darlene
Darlene

Boo. The lamp should be named Boo.

BoltBait

For the lamp, I’ll suggest “Marshmallow”. “Mellow” for short.

Tom Gardiner (@Thogar)

“Bob” is and always will be a solid name. Easy to say when you’re drunk, too.

Shana
Shana

That lamp is adorable! I suggest Yuki or Rin.

Dawn C Mueller
Dawn C Mueller

Cat lamp should be named FIVE!

ELGardner

Good luck. I wish you the best and all of the success you deserve.

RIP Dark Matter
Sniff, tear….

Sylvia
Sylvia

And, we wait with you…..

Drea
Drea

Possible lamp names:
*Blub
*Bub
*Flub
*Whim
*Purrflect

Or,
You could just call it by its obvious, intended,
politically correct, given name:

*Glowee*

(With many additional thanks
to our wonderful longtime blog sibling GlowyZoey
for having the perfect blog handle
for this particular auspicious occasion) xo

glowyzoey
glowyzoey

Haha Thank you. Why didn’t I think of that? lol smile

Sylvia
Sylvia

No disrespect intended – joking – name for the new lamp.
PEEP. It has an appearance of the Easter Marshmallow candies – peeps

Sylvia
Sylvia

Hoping all is well with Akemi’s family in Japan.

jimfromjersey

Names for the lamp:
Lampey IS good, @gforce!

Lampray! Get it? It’s a lamp, ray of light, and brings to mind one of the biggest “NO!”s that has ever lived on planet earth.

Drea
Drea

Just heard about the quake in Osaka. Praying Akemi’s family are all okay?

maggiemayday

The name of the white cat in Neko Atsume is Snowball. Snowball is the first cat to appear, the first cat to try new goodies. All hail Snowball.

@GlowyZoey … that cat shape is more ubiquitous in Japan than even Hello Kitty. I have Japanese cat stuff I picked up in the 80s with a similar shape.

J R oliver
J R oliver

Been putting off watching season 3 of Dark Matter because I knew it was the end. Finished it last nite. It was very good as were the previous 2 seasons. You just can’t let that hot commodity end unresolved. It’s unprofessional and insensitive to viewers on the part of the SyFy channel. You need to resolve this. Don’t let this be another Firefly! Obviously, you tried different things to get this going but try harder! There’s got to be some sensible people out there that appreciate the show and has the power or connections to get this done.
To good to let it go.

Randomness
Randomness

12 Monkeys Season 4 premiered last Friday on Syfy

Episode 1 – 336k, 0.07 18-49
Episode 2 – 259k, 0.04 18-49
Episode 3 – 215k, 0.03 18-49

Life after Dark Matter looks grim on Fridays.