This term comes from a very funny lady who is a member of an improv group that I belong to called “Consenting Adults”. We perform in theatres in and around Los Angeles. The term has been used when one draws a blank and can’t think of anything to say or do. You see, performing in improv and being good at it, you must have a really good imagination. To create the character and the scene, to make it come alive, be interesting and believable. I also think one should have an imagination when writing and I’ve had writers block for days now. Yes my universe is empty. I’ve got nothing only bored little crickets.
To be able to move someone and make them laugh, or entertain them is one of the greatest joys an artist or performer can have. Oh and it’s really fun when I get up in front an audience and can’t think of anything to say hahaha! Trust me it’s happened. I’m not proud of it, but it is what it is. I think of ideas to myself, “no not that one, “no, don’t like that one”. “Nope, not that one either” and it just goes on until one of my cast members saves me. Then there are other times when I can think of tons of stuff to say. I guess writing is the same way.
I recently made a Facebook post on not having anything to write about. Then one of my Facebook friends gave me some of his ideas. Which included but not limited to, a carrot that knows karate, speaks german and is recruited by an army of bumblebees to infiltrate the pentagon. There were some other cute funny little things too, but my guess is that they’ve all been done before. So I will stick with my empty universe for now and the crickets. Oh crap (listening) I think the crickets just left. Ah man!*