Friday, November 27, 2009

Two weeks ago, I was struck by a brilliant idea. I was stuck on my novel, "Otters In Space 2," and I was feeling downhearted about the prospects for sending "Otters In Space 1" around the agent and publisher slush piles out there. So, I thought, why not create something entirely different? Something that can be published straight to the internet (not to be too cliche here, but...) like Dr. Horrible and The Guild? Of course, I have no actors...

Or do I!??!?

Actually, it turns out that I have some very fine actors. Canine actors. And, swathed in duct tape, Trudy and Quinn make some very fine SPACE HOUNDS.

So, I have been very busy, building sets, making costumes, giving my actors some last minute obedience training, and, oh yeah, learning how to use an entirely new piece of photo-managing software. But, the hard work has all paid off, and I am now using my precious vacation time at Orycon to make SPACE HOUNDS! live.

Saturday, November 7, 2009

Elaine checked a book out from the library today. She's seen me do it before, so she apparently had the concept down. We were in the children's section, flipping through a book called "Countdown to Kindergarten," about a girl with a cat who clearly reminded Elaine of Kelly. And, when I said it was time to go, Elaine declared, "Take book home!" So, she brought the book right up to the check out counter and, except for needing to borrow my library card, checked the book out all by herself.

Between inheriting her dad's old computer and learning to use the library, Elaine now has all the tools she needs to learn how to take over the world! Bwa ha ha!