So not cool, guys. Not cool at all. Bad! Bad dogs!
I suppose I should have learned my lesson the first time. The first time, of course, being last year when I taught the dogs how to dial 911 in case of emergency. They proved quick learners, managing to negotiate the dial pad with surprising nimbleness despite their pudgy paws. All well and good – until a couple of months later when our phone bills came in. Turns out that, instead of only using the phone for emergencies purposes as instructed, they’d been making long distance calls to various sports tip lines, a Joke-of-the-day service in Osaka, and a coquettish French poodle in Georgia whose owner had recently been transferred out of Vancouver. Anyway, suffice it to say that they were given a stern talking to and their phoning privileges revoked.
I thought they had learned their lesson. How wrong I was. Assuming it might be a good idea to educate them on proper computer use (A guy I know at work bought his wife a laptop and, a year later, she was raking in the cash as a computer wizard. Who wouldn’t want that for their pets?), I signed them up for a twitter account, gave them the briefest of tutorials, then left them to their own devices. Well, in no time, they were twittering away and uploading their own photos. I assumed they’d be posting pics like this –
Or this –
I wasn’t even aware of it until someone on my blog commented on the working title of the upcoming Stargate Atlantis movie! The news was broken on my dogs’ twitter page!
Apparently one of them, I’m not sure which, uploaded a pic of the title page earlier today. When I learned about it, I quickly went over to twitter and deleted the offending pic. I headed downstairs, completed my work-out, then came back upstairs to discover fans were still discussing the picture. I went back to the twitter account and saw the pic was still up. Apparently, the guilty party had uploaded more than one copy as a way of throwing me off. Well, I deleted that pic, then had breakfast, took a shower, and came downstairs to discover – yep, there was a third pic. By this point, there was no sense in deleting the picture as it had already been copied and uploaded to various sites including Gateworld.
Clearly, in a bid to entice fans to sign up and follow them on twitter, the dog (or dogs) in question decided they could do so by scooping me on the reveal of my own script title. I cannot condone such action so I’m asking you all NOT to sign up (here: http://twitter.com/JellMaxBubLu) and follow my dogs on twitter as doing so will only encourage such future behavior. I repeat: Signing up to follow my dogs on twitter (here: http://twitter.com/JellMaxBubLu) will only lead to more unsanctioned spoilers. Seriously. More followers will only embolden them and then rather than patiently wait until next year for the official release, fans will find out details about the movie beforehand. And that’s the last thing any of us want, right? So, remember, do not go here – http://twitter.com/JellMaxBubLu – and sign up to follow the dogs.
Anyway – yeah. Stargate Extinction. It’s the working title but I kind of like it because a) it’s story appropriate, b) a dynamic title, and most importantly c) not “Dark Gambit”.
Let the wild speculation begin!