Over on twitter, I’m offering tidbits of little known behind-the-scenes trivia under the hashtag #SecretsOfStargate. Well, they’re little known only if you haven’t been a blog regular for the past 10+ years. But, on the off-chance you’re late to the party…
We interrupt this blog entry for an EMERGENCY REQUEST! Akemi needs a good cauliflower recipe! The last time we picked some up at our local farmer’s market, she brushed it with one of my hot sauces and roasted it in the oven. It was so spicy that it was almost inedible. I remember someone on the crew once mentioning a preparation that involved them slathering it in mayo before roasting. According to Akemi, this variation is served in approximately 85% of Japanese households. What else ya got?
It’s altogether bizarre. After my greatest ever reading year, I find the thought of starting another novel downright daunting. Checking out a new show seems an equally formidable task. I recently decided to check out a series that had all of six episodes – a relatively short-term commitment. The first four episodes were intriguing, but the last two so godawful that I’m now even further discouraged. I’ve got enough on my development plate to keep me busy (a second TimEscape script, the Crosswind pitch we’ll be taking out in November, a pitch and package for that high concept procedural, my series take on that well-received web series, a possible pitch for that fantasy book series), but I’m feeling…somewhat distracted. Antsy and unfocused. To quote John O’Hara in Pal Joey: “What gives?”.
BTW – We’ve made some changes to the blog. Have you noticed?