One of my methods of keeping myself focused on writing is to put on a movie I've seen a bajillion times and know inside and out as background noise. It's handy, despite sounding distracting, since I don't need to watch it to know what's going on, and doesn't keep me twitching to surf the internet while bored, especially since I can take a moment break and watch the show without getting hung up in it.
There are exactly 2 movies right now that works for this, and my favourite one is BBC Pride and Prejudice (yes, the one with Colin Firth). I LOVE this movie, and have watched the whole thing hundreds of times in the 6 or 7 years I've owned it.( In which I babble about what scenes I love in the movie and book, and something about Mary Bennett that I somehow missed all this time. :O )
DAMMIT, I don't have my Darcy icon uploaded anymore!. :( Although I saw a great one floating around somewhere (maybe on Sam's Cafe?) of a cartoon drawing of Mary saying "I would infinitely
prefer a book". Maybe I should track it down and see if I can use it. :D
ETA on Nov 28: FOUND IT!redscharlach
has made a ton of P&P icons
, and similar ones for other fandoms, such as Doctor Who, Torchwood, Star Trek, Sherlock Holmes, and a bunch others. Definitely check them out, they're adorable!