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September 20, 2008

Misc updates

Have you ever had one of those days where you work on stuff all day long and still kind of feel like you're procrastinating? I think that must mean you have a whole lot to get done. I spent most of today working on the 4th cut of Electric Chainsaw film. It's really just about getting there.

And now I just finished my outline for my episode in the web series that I'm working on. It's good. It's actually very good. So I'm happy about that.

But I didn't write a word on my latest screenplay. And I also didn't get together the iPhone application stuff I was planning on doing today.

Oh well, I guess that's why there is tomorrow.

Random thought that I always think is so funny. Darby and I have queued up this film called "Slappy and the Stinkers" on our Netflix instant cue and we always try to get the kids to watch it with us. It seems like a great family film, about a seal named Slappy and a group of misfit children named the stinkers. Hilarity should ensue with that mixture. But Lyric and Ollie steadfastly REFUSE to watch it based solely on what they consider to be a horrendous title.

I told Lyric I was going to buy her a Slappy and the Stinkers shirt. She said she would NEVER wear it.

Lyric has been reading the Judy Blume books with Darby (mostly) and some with me. Those books are so good.

I also just ordered a series of books that I used to LOVE back in elementary school called "My Father's Dragon" and it's about a dragon named Boris. I'm very excited about it. One of the best fringe benefits of having kids is the ability to rediscover things you loved as a kid and share them with someone for the first time.

The Producer Program here at UCLA requires their participants to do a year long thesis where they identify a script and put together a marketing plan for it and try to get it sold and set up as a film. One of the producers has approached me about using The Kingdom of Tovenray as her project. It's very nice to see Tovenray get some love.

Posted by jason on September 20, 2008 03:35 AM

Comments

Jase! Slappy and the Stinkers DOES sound pretty horrible!

You can't blame your kids for having good taste, now...

But it is funny that you guys keep trying to get them to watch it and they continue to refuse...

Posted by: jessica on September 20, 2008 10:59 AM

My kids LOVE the "my Father's Dragon series!" Our fav is def the first one where he tricks all the mean animals.

Posted by: Anonymous on September 20, 2008 09:51 PM

Ah, Jase.....My Father's Dragon.....so good. Such good stuff to share with Ollie & Lyric.

Posted by: Mom on September 21, 2008 09:14 PM

great call with Boris! Also a huge favorite of mine as a kid.

Posted by: christian on September 21, 2008 10:23 PM

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