May 29, 2020: Let’s talk crypto currencies!

I mean, wut?  Alaskas favorite fast food restaurant is Tim Hortons?  Hawaii's is Popeyes?  Also - what's Mod?  And why is it so popular? I mentioned yesterday that our former VFX Supervisor on SG-1, James Tichenor, recommended we invest in Netflix.  Back in 2004.  Netflix?  The movie rental company?  James was quite insistent that streaming…

May 29, 2020: Breakfast cereal and haggis ice cream. But not together, because that would be gross.

I couldn't resist.  I was in the cereal aisle of my local supermarket today (in my masks and gloves of course) and decided to pick up these two boxes.  I'm more of a steel cut Irish oatmeal type of guy, but was inspired by Gabe over Cereal Time TV.  In truth the last time I…

May 26, 2020: My accomplishments pale to Akemi’s!

Well, time to take my supplements! So, that's what I accomplished this week.  Akemi, on the other hand, in addition to the gardening and the baking, has been making gyoza... I, of course, have been doing my part and supporting her by eating them. Today's movie-themed question... https://twitter.com/BaronDestructo/status/1265418067393339393 Received some sad news today.  Beloved french…

May 25, 2020: Results, a recommendation, and a couple of movie-themed questions!

Thank you to all those who weighed in with suggestions for Suji.  We're going to try introducing collagen supplements and CBD oil into her routine.  Hopefully we see some improvement in the next few weeks. Also, in the next few weeks, I look forward to seeing the results of our grand social experiment.  Either many…

May 24, 2020: Suji Sunday!

Suji seems to be slowing down.  It's as if someone flipped a switch on her birthday.  Whereas once she was a determined and tireless walker, lately she has been slow and given to lengthy stoppages. It reminds of a similar situation with my pug, Jelly, who would just quit partway through her walks, taking a…

May 23, 2020: On rewrites, credits, and substituting Bob for Bill!

Came across this article today: https://uproxx.com/movies/jack-barth-interview-yesterday-writer-richard-curtis/ that details the story of a struggling screenwriter who sold the script to what would become the movie Yesterday.  In a nutshell, the writer sold his original script which was later wholly rewritten.  He received a co-story by credit, the purchase price of the script, and a share of the…

May 22, 2020: I’m thinking my time could be put to better use.

Today's movie-related question: https://twitter.com/BaronDestructo/status/1263965267551543298 Came across this article today about Manitoba's plans to restart their film & television industry: https://twitter.com/CBCNews/status/1263945292048748545 My favorite part comes about halfway through the article: "Film productions are only allowed in Manitoba if cast, employees and the public can keep a separation of at least two metres from one another, except for brief…

May 21, 2020: Production Pandemic Issues

Came across this Variety article today: https://variety.com/2020/biz/features/restarting-production-coronavirus-pandemic-hollywood-1234611125/ A few things.  The article starts off by referring to Producer Tyler Perry's plans to restart production at his Atlanta-based studios, and the safeguards he will put in place: "Perry will fly out-of-town cast members in on his private plane, and, since the studio is a decommissioned U.S.…

May 20, 2020: David Hayman

https://twitter.com/BaronDestructo/status/1263163783893172229 The first time I met David Hayman was over a year ago when I visited his offices at Supergroup Sonic Branding, the media company he masterminded and built.   He was one of the first music supervisors we met with regard to our upcoming series, Utopia Falls, and five minutes into our conversation with…

May 19, 2020: Oops. Almost forgot to post.

Spent the better part of my day reading graphic novels as part of my #AGraphicNovelADay challenge.  Well, technically, the challenge only requires me to read one book - but often, after reading a first volume, I'll just go ahead and read the next few in the series.  In the case of todays' title, all six,…

May 18, 2020: Lockdown Life!

Me, today, while Akemi was trimming my hair: "Watch my ears, please." Akemi: "Don't be so chicken." The hair clippers we ordered are still about a week away, but Akemi couldn't help but get a head start.  Armed with knowledge gleamed from that random youtube video, she got in a little practice - ultimately resulting…

May 17, 2020: Suji Sunday!

First off, Suji wants to remind you about today's Dark Matter panel at 3pm ET with: Melissa O'Neil, Anthony Lemke, Jodelle Ferland, Alex Mallari Jr., Zoie Palmer, yours truly - and, of course, Suji who will be making a cameo! http://TWITCH.TV/HOMECONOFFICIAL Hanging with her friends - Ticklebelly and Tinkleberry. Yum! Pugsicle.  

May 16, 2020: Supporting my local favorites!

A shout-out to some of the local restaurants that we've been supporting during this lockdown... They had the bad fortune of opening up just before the pandemic hit, but have been making the most of it, serving up fantastic Filipino food including the feature Kamayan Feast. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=qdt9Nr3rWQM Jerk chicken, oxtail stew, fried plantain, and sailfish…

May 15, 2020: It’s the hermit’s life for me!

The highlight of today, by far, was this afternoon's Home Con Dark Matter Panel rehearsal that saw Zoie Palmer, Melissa O'Neil, Alex Mallari Jr., Jodelle Ferland, Anthony Lemke, and I get together with Rachel Skarsten and her team for a practice zoom session.  No doubt to ensure we were at least competent enough to follow…