Allison Page, firing off a quick article between commitments. Cause she is lazy like that.
I’m one of those people who doesn’t do a lot.
Don’t get me wrong, I do A LOT.
But there’s also a lot I never do. But I want to. I have the ideas, and I jot them down…and then that’s it. That’s all there is. They’re never fully formed, they just live these half lives in my phone which, as it turns out, is where my ideas go to die. Especially the shitty ones.
And now, a tribute to some of the things I’ve never written, according to the notes in my phone:
January 7th, 2013:
A parody of The Bachelor, but everybody keeps getting murdered.
January 24th, 2013:
Something about an evil doppelgänger
Or a play about someone like Joan Crawford and it’s just called “HAG” oh or “BATTLEAXE”
Something about Typhoid Mary
Something about abducting somebody who unfriended me on Facebook.
February 18th, 2013:
A sketch about a baby arguing with a dog. (I hope I was drunk when I wrote that)
February 21, 2013:
Guy who can’t pronounce the names of painters.
(Clearly I wanted to leave this open to later interpretation.)
May 29th, 2013:
WINGWOMAN – a film where I’m just trying to get dates for someone.
Also remember to watch Boardwalk Empire because I guess Bobby Cannavale takes his clothes off at some point.
June 12th, 2013
Play about people from high school who were not friends but must plan the ten year reunion tighter despite all odds. (I’m still pretty convinced this is at least a solid Hallmark movie scenario.)
June 24th, 2013:
Barbara Makes a Movie — about a middle-aged midwestern women who decides to make a movie. (slow clap)
July 7th, 2013:
Two Roads Diverged In A Bar (what?)
August 28th, 2013:
Madge Explains Nothing – I review movies I’ve never seen while wearing big sunglasses (slow clap x2)
October 19th, 2013:
In the future there is no death penalty only LIFE PENALTY. (wow)
December 17th, 2013:
What if time just goes in reverse? (……..)
January 21, 2014:
10 million dollar bigfoot bounty (to be fair, it’s impossible to tell if this was an idea I had or…something I saw somewhere…or something REAL. It’s hard to say.)
February 14th, 2014:
Choose your own adventure erotic fan fiction novel series:
(BEETHOVEN, YOU GUYS.)
March 13, 2014:
Aaron A. Aardvark
June 23, 2014:
Sketch about a doctor who says “wiener” instead of “penis” (you know what? I stand behind this one.)
September 21, 2014:
The 31st Annual Swearing Bee, examples: “cunty”, “muhfucka”
Something about laudanum
Something about looky likies
How the hell did Shakespeare write all those copies with a fucking quill? Wait is that even how he did it? I have a lot of questions.
The Young Lady Butcher
March 11, 2015:
There are a bunch more but I seriously might use them so I’m keeping them a secret.
The point is: you can’t write everything. Don’t beat yourself up about it. The other point is that some ideas are terrible and it’s okay to have terrible ideas. Don’t pretend you’re perfect. That’s too much to deal with. Laugh it off…and if anyone wants to collaborate on erotic choose your own adventure books about Beethoven, well, you know where to find me.
Allison Page is a ridiculous person and writer/actor/director. You can find her on Twitter @allisonlynnpage
Barbara Makes A Movie!!!!