Thursday, August 9, 2007
August 9th, 2007
I spoke with Jacob again today. I finally got him to tell me where he was - apparently he's on some island in the Pacific and is ordering a bunch of people around. He has a minion named Ben that he gets to do most of his dirty work, like live experimentation upon people to see how they react to stress to help with character studies. He's such a great guy - you gotta love that Jacob! And for anyone who doesn't know what I'm talking about... You're clearly not as nerdy as you think you are.
Sorry - I didn't have time for any drawings today. I actually had to work. Though I passed some children in the park playing pirates and when I joined in I think I was a little too convincing for one of them threw a rock at me...
Interesting pics today. The first is of a slice of decadent chocolate malt crunch Oreo ice cream pie. And yes, it is worth the long name. The second is an old picture I rediscovered of the Christmas cookies I made this year while I was reading Eragon. On the left is the ever roguish Murtagh accompanied by Eragon. The third picture is Brom. For some reason I always imagined him like that - wearing a red diaper with a huge nose and a yellow beard, so imagine how let down I was when I saw the film and Brom was played by Jeremy Irons. With no diaper. Not even a beard. Fourth pic is a b*%#$ing fan and a dog. Fifth is Public Enemy # 1 with David Hewlett.
I must rush off to eat, so a quick look in the mailbox before I'm off --
Oh Noez writes: "I was going to post something making fun of fandom, but after staring in horrified wonder at the August 7th comments in Joe M's blog ..I ...I got nuthin'!
I mean, how in the hell are we suppose to compete with that?"
Answer: Sadly, I've got nothin', especially if you look at their response to the documentary in the August 8th comments.
Joseph Mallozzi writes: "Will fan favorite Lucius Luvin be returning in season four? There is still so much about this lovable character that has yet to be explored. If you're looking for story ideas, I'm your man.
P.S. Do you accept unsolicited pitches?"
Answer: Story ideas, you say? About Lucius? I'd love to hear them. I personally have many plans for Lucius Luvin. For example, I'd love to see him become a permanent resident of Atlantis and start a role play club which Ronon becomes completely obsessed with. Shortly after, Buster from Arrested Development would turn up, mistake a large box of red wine for juice and drink the whole thing before manically skipping through the halls, proclaiming his love of juice to all. In the meantime, Lucius would be attending a magic show performed by Gob.
No - normally I do not accept unsolicited pitches, however since you have an Italian surname I'll make an exception and disregard the legal issues. Pitch away.
Anonymous # 1 writes: " More Sparky! More Sparky!
That is all."
Ansswer: I do not discuss ships.
Iasha writes: "What is your opinion on actors trying to direct episodes? Yay or nay?"
Answer: I have a huge problem with them "trying." I wouldn't mind so much if they actually DID it successfully. As a little green man with Miss Piggy's voice once said, "Do or do not. There is no try." Or something like that...
Quiet_Fractures writes: "No I'm not Rachel Ray. Thank God."
Answer: ...I am so crushed. We would have been a great team. You could have made meals and I could have photographed them for your cookbook...
PG15 writes: " Joseph Mallozzi said...
...And then the Universe imploded."
Answer: I don't play favorites.
Anonymous # 2 writes: " you're like a Picasso, Moe. love ya!!! draw me a picture of Sparky and Spanky, puuhleeese"
Answer: Picasso? Wow. Thank you. And I'll see what I can do about that request...
Anonymous # 3 writes: "So did you contribute anything to Ark of Truth or Continuum?
And any chance at all Daniel will show up this season???"
Answer: No - I didn't. I tried, but they didn't like my idea of having Daniel dressed as a giant cheese. And to answer your second question, if the other writers let him show up dressed as a giant cheese, then yes, he will be.
Tollbooth writes: "So Moe having watched the Shipper War documentary, it looks like you basically got rid of Elizabeth for your own shipper needs.
Are you a sheyla shipper?"
Answer: I hope you start rioting in the streets against the filmmakers. Sheyla is the intended ship, but I don't play favorites nor do I discuss ships.
Hair In A Can writes: "Any chance of getting some John Sheppard development next season? Perhaps something shocking that will set the internet ablaze?
P.S. Daniel looks like he was stabbed in the forehead in your exclusive photo. True?"
Answer: Ah yes - in fact, in season four Sheppard will shock viewers when he (and Ronon) discover that they are actually identical women. And as for the Daniel pic... I was actually trying to draw Harry Potter but messed up and turned him fuglier than he already is so I made him Daniel.
Yasmin writes: "If we can't all poke fun at one another, what else can we do?"
Answer: Apparently bitterly complain, moan, rant, and spurt negativity in order to avoid a healthy dose of self-reflection.