Today was Bring Your Doggy Daughter To Work Day at Dark Matter. For the morning anyway as I Suji had an early morning appointment with the ophthalmologist. Alas, more health issues for our new (old) gal. Like many pugs, she suffers from eye issues caused by corneal abrasions. They’re recommending micro-surgery to address the problem and I am, as always, torn. On the one hand, I want to ensure she doesn’t lose her sight but, on the other hand, I always worry about putting older pugs under anesthetic.
Anyway, she came to work after her appointment, got a lot of attention, sat in on a couple of meetings, and even had some great ideas for that Ishida Cruiser fight sequence.
It’s a fruit plate fit for a king! Actually, an emperor! Specifically, Emperor Ishida Ryo of Zairon. And Akemi is the artist behind the plate. Props Master Victoria saw her inspired doggy plates and asked her to put something together for tomorrow’s breakfast scene. Not pictured: the vegetable trays for that heated Misaki-Teku scene!
Sadly, my inspired creations (pictured above – beady eyes and nose compliments of Akemi) didn’t make the cut. 😦
Whew! The cuts are coming fast and furious. I’ve spent three straight days in editing, working Episodes 301, 304, and 302 (in that order) with 303 on deck next week. And, with the producer’s cut of our first three episodes on the docket, you know what that means…
Yes! Tomorrow, the polls open in our seasonal Name Our Episodes selection process. Like last year, YOU will get the chance to choose all 13 of this season’s episode titles. You’ll be presented with a choice of three potential titles (each of them dialogue snippets pulled from the episode in question) and you’ll be asked to pick one.
Here’s an example, last season’s Episode 207 poll:
“You’re not alone” were the words our Android used to console Nyx.
“It’s very…snug” was, of course, another Android line – this one a reference to THREE’s sassy transfer transit wear.
“The past has a way of catching up with you”was uttered by Nyx in her one-on-one chat with a distraught Devon.
“She’s one of them now”, our eventual winner, was Devon’s to the Seers, letting them know that Nyx had a new family now.
So, now that you know (or have been reminded) how it works, prep your voting helmets as we head to the polls in tomorrow’s blog entry!
Today, I leave you with a little something from the Art Department. Commander Nieman’s Quarters concept, hot off the presses.