I’ve mentioned how music takes me to my creative spot and then I was thinking about TV. What does it for you? Are there any shows that you ‘have’ to watch when you’re doing a particular activity?
For me I have to watch Project Runway when I’m sewing. I love it! It gets me in the creative sewing buzz and I’ve got a team of others right in front of me doing the same thing ; ) Feels vey exciting *grin*. If I’m trying to think of designs I like to watch Marie Antoinette or The Devil wears Prada (not a fan of the book though..). I’m pretty sure Sex in the City 2 will be added to this list once I get round to watching it.
When we eat dinner we really enjoy watching Top Chef or another cooking show with it. Sure it makes our food look somewhat boring ;p but it feels appropriate to be eating when watching it *lol*. I also find that when I watch Chocolate I want to eat yummy chocolate..mmmmm..
For my writing it depends on what I’m working on. With the new re-write I’m finding Buffy is really helpful. It’s got the snappy dialogue I’m looking for (no I’m not copying it, it just triggers thoughts/ideas) and the close friendships. It also has the arse-kicking girl whom as I’ve mentioned I adore.
For helping with the scenery descriptions I like LOR but I think I should try Avatar as well… hmmm.. Though the floating mountains annoy me to no end. Ugh and ‘unobtainium’??!! I’m sure it was meant to be funny..
I’m just a little frustrated at the lack of really good ‘monster’ movies. I had such high hopes for Percy Jackson but it fizzled. And Clash of the Titans was almost pointless to watch, I found his Aussie accent sooo distracting ; p
At the moment I’ll stick to Buffy, the monster might be cheesy but the theme feels right *grin* And when I eventually get my Sailor Moon set back from Loi I’ll use that for the romance scenes, I just wish I had a copy of the Japanese version with English subs. I’m told it’s HEAPS better than the DIC dub.
So do you watch anything for inspiration? Can you write and watch at the same time? Do you have any recommendations for me *grin* Dezzy?? You reading this? ; p Actually I’m looking forward to the Rapunzel re-make ‘Tangled’. I saw the trailer on Dezzy’s site Hollywood Spy and it looks awesome! Going to have to plan a girls trip to that one.