April 16th, 2005

magikist

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Well, I was wondering how they'd handle David James Elliott's departure for ABC and a big development contract: JAG, which I've enjoyed for a number of years (both the new shows and the reruns), is going off the air. It's kind of sad. It was a good show. I thought the characters were well-developed and interacted well with one another, the stories were good, the writing was excellent, and, of course, there was Catherine Bell ;). I thought they did a really good job this year of preparing for life at JAG without Harm and Mac, and was looking forward to seeing what would happen next season. Guess it'll be up to the fanfic writers and the shippers to decide now.

I'm sure it'll live on forever in reruns, and no doubt there'll be boxed sets and whatnot. And, given our love for TV shows made into movies, who knows what could happen?
magikist

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This is for everyone who likes to write, who wants to write for television, or who's the least bit curious about writing for TV and animation. Larry Brody, television writer extraordinaire, keeper of TVWriter.com and one of the guiding lights behind The Cloud Creek Institute for the Arts, is going to be offering his Online Plotting and Storytelling Workshop beginning on May 16 for four weeks (not sure about Memorial Day yet). I took his basic television writer's workshop and not only enjoyed it but learned a lot. Even if you're not interested, check out his website; it's fantastic.
magikist

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As part of my job as a consulting trainer for this company, I am responsible for getting my own training materials printed and then bringing them with me to the customer site. There is one nationally known printing company (I'll leave you to guess which one) that we patronize because (a) they'll give us a discount and (b) they promise 24 hour service. Anyway, I bring my materials to them yesterday at 11:30 AM, with complete instructions on how to print each of the files on the disk that I provided them, and told them that I needed them by 6 PM today. So, I finally get out at 7:00 this evening, and I drive over to said printing shop to pick up my materials, where I find out that not only are my copies not done....

...THEY HAVEN'T EVEN STARTED THEM!!!

Now, when I get there, the two guys working behind the counter are standing around looking as though they haven't a care in the world. When I tell them who I am, I watch as the two of them gather around a computer, dismiss the screen saver, and I can see that the two of them have been looking at my job. They stand there for a good fifteen minutes and discuss the matter, whereupon the guy who "[doesn't] usually work at this store" comes over and tells me that he can have the job done by 10 PM.

He'd better damn well not be talking out of his ass on this one.

More as it happens...
magikist

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Latest update: I just got a call from them. They are out of paper and out of toner. They won't be done at 10. The guy who called swore to me that he's not going home until the job is done, and that I'll get a call when it's done.

How can you be a printing company and run out of paper and toner? Anyone have any ideas?