Tuesday, September 27, 2005


I feel like crap. I have a headache and after an unusually rhinovirus-free year, I'm coming down with a cold. I also have more work than usual to prepare for tomorrow's JOUR 202 class. The class used to hook up to Infomart through Telnet. This is my first time teaching it through the Web interface. It's easier in some ways, less powerful in others. Regardless, I had to teach myself how to use the Web variety, and then write up lecture notes on the process.

Sunday, while watching yet another substandard episode of "Family Guy", I was caught in a brainstorm. I thought up a decent plot for the short Nearmiss and I will be writing. She liked my idea "A LOT". I was pleasantly surprised to learn that she makes some money in the biz - neither of us is an amateur writer, although I still am an amateur screenwriter.

We hashed out an outline in chat Monday afternoon. She said it reminded her of a "Twilight Zone" episode; it is of that genre. She said she'd take first whack at a treatment and get it to me Wednesday.

Time for me to send some notes on "Medieval" to Alex. In some aspects, it resembles "Sheep's End": medievalized pop music (Alex used the Beatles, I used New Order and the Hoodoo Gurus); supernatural beings; and the whole swords-and-sorcery culture and audience.

I also have to get in touch with Lorne. I probably send him "Sheep's End" as a sample. If he likes it, we may end up collaborating.

What with how I feel, and the workload, I had to cancel on hockey tonight. :(

Bonus observation:

Not a single obituary has mentioned Don Adams's work on the execrable Canadian sitcom, "Check It Out".


Blogger Elvi said...

I wanna hear about the plot of the short, and how (if?) it relates to Family Guy. Quit holding out.

September 28, 2005 3:01 PM  

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