Wednesday, September 15, 2010

Alien abandonment

The last week has been a big week on the home front with Alien One starting Kindergarten and Alien Two starting pre-school. The combined cataclysmic cut in my workforce has been playing on my mind for a couple of weeks now, but who can argue with the enthusiasm of Alien One after her first day.

While it is inspiring to see how completely Alien One has embraced the Squirrel King aesthetic, I am hoping that her teachers have uses for her books beyond those she found in the back of the car.

I am also hoping the shift in focus will make it easier to persuade Alien One to relinquish the cinematographic reigns to Tom Clancey (the DP, not the writer) with whom I have already been having covert meetings about the look and style for the series. Tom is a superb cinematographer and equally superb person and we are all very enthused to have him on board.

And in case you were wondering about Alien Two, rest assured she was every bit as excited about heading to school! And oh-so proud about her first art project!

And the silver lining to the depleted workforce? With after-school playdates we're utilizing more of the local talent ever before! Stay tuned for the next post in which we'll show off some of the work.

Chin chin
Ruthless Whims


  1. Dark Lightning came to me in a vision. He said "Let me captain the boat that Alien 2 created.... or else Mango Slice will become my 2nd wife". So, how 'bout it? How about letting that cute little angel fish live out his dream? Captain Dark Lightning. It has a certain ring to it, don't you think??

  2. Mango slice is looking more mango than ever, and increasing in size. I'm not sure what all that means for Dark Lightning's ... threat or ultimatum.