I seem to have a lot of trouble writing from home. I find there are just too many distractions. Have you ever seen the movie Hamlet 2? There's this one bit where he just sits at his computer forever, can't seem to get anything done and then just yells at the cat. That's exactly what it's like which is why I usually find myself at coffee houses (or the office), preferably Bridgehead's since they have free internet access. That said, today there was some sort of protest going on today which detoured buses and prevented me from going to my usual spot. So, instead I met up with a friend who was also stranded and went for a little bus adventure. Once he got off at his stop, I just stayed on. Somehow this change of scenery totally freed up my writer's block and I was able to scribble away a second draft of my Fringe Festival script.
Funny how that works.
Hamlet 2 is not a very good movie, but as an artist there are so many "LOL OMG - yes that's exactly what it's like moments" that I couldn't help but be amused. For those of you who haven't seen it, watch the trailer below. Almost all the best moments are in it... well, the ones that aren't crude anyway. Somehow they weren't able to add Steve Coogan walking away from his computer bare ass or his reaction after reading a bad review of his latest high school play (a two hander version of Erin Brockovich) in the high school newspaper and yells, 'I feel like I'm being raped... in the face!' Seriously, that never got old! And because I feel like it, I few more clips from the movie. My gift to you: