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Writer's Block

Who: Michael & Wolf, open to anyone else
Where: Smooth Moves smoothie shop, downtown
When: Monday afternoon
What: Having smoothies!
Summary: Michael's working on the new season's theme songs, and needs a smoothie break.
Rating: PG
Complete/Incomplete: Incomplete

"Who wants to be a vampire?" Michael sang for the fifteenth time that day. "Who wants to be undead? Fangs for the memories, sleeping in a coffin bed..."

He threw down the guitar in a fit of pique. "It's not going right," he complained. "There's just not a wide variety of 'happy upbeat catchy tune' you can do when you're talking about a game show that has a basic plot of answering trivia questions so that some ovedramatic overbiter doesn't rip your throat out."

He pouted and kicked his feet. "There's no good new shows this season! And filming starts for some of these like NEXT WEEK! And I don't have any good material to work with. And the line up's going to be dreadful, and no one'll remember any of the jingles because I'm not making any progress whatsoever here!"

Wolf was used to the tirade. It happened every season right before the new shows opened. Michael went through this process of writing so much he barely slept, then tearing apart what he wrote, and turning in a final product sometimes mere days before a show was scheduled to begin. "Smoothie?" he suggested calmly, getting the keys to their car.

"Smoothie?" Michael said, perking up. "Well, I really should finish this up but... that does sound good."

It didn't take much convincing. After a short drive downtown, they headed in to the Smooth Moves Smoothie shop - theme songs forgotten, at least for the moment.

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infiniteanna
Feb. 19th, 2008 02:48 am (UTC)
Anna leaned on the counter, balanced on one foot, and trying to decide what to get.

She was a little bored- her accounting work was done.
mi_malone
Feb. 19th, 2008 02:53 am (UTC)
Michael gave a scrunchy-fingered wave to Anna as they got in line behind her.

"Hey, how's the accounting going?" he asked, trying to be friendly. "Crunch any good numbers lately?"
infiniteanna
Feb. 19th, 2008 03:08 am (UTC)
"Hey hun." Anna smiled "Yeah. I'm all done with work for right now. How are you doing?" She waved, and finally ordered.
mi_malone
Feb. 19th, 2008 03:15 am (UTC)
"Been better," Michael said, frowning.

"Theme songs are not going well. They're going to fire me, I know it. I just can't think of anything good for 'Who Wants to Be a Vampire.' It's just.. meh. I have some sort of vampire-block."
infiniteanna
Feb. 19th, 2008 03:18 am (UTC)
"So... something spooky." said Anna "Well, Let me hear what you have, and I'll try to give you pointers. I'm not a music expert, but I used to dance."
the_army_wolf
Feb. 19th, 2008 03:27 am (UTC)
"The problem with compositions is that it's too easy to think of the right ones that others have already done," Wolf commented.
infiniteanna
Feb. 19th, 2008 03:31 am (UTC)
"That makes sense." nodded Anna "Just let me know if I can do anything to help."
mi_malone
Feb. 19th, 2008 03:39 am (UTC)
"Well, thing is they don't want spooky. They want happy-upbeat-cheerful. La la la, give me a bite.. la la la.. sire me tonight... - oh, hell, whatever."

Michael threw up his hands in disgust. "It just doesn't work. Maybe it's going to have to be an instrumental."

He sighed. "Need smoothie."
infiniteanna
Feb. 19th, 2008 05:15 am (UTC)
"So... like a showtune?" asked Anna "And those words sounded fine. 'La la, la, la. Give me a bite!' ...Kind of catchy."

She handed over some cash, and found a table once she got her smoothie.
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