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Went to see The Incredibles yesterday. While the theater was indeed less crazy than it was on Saturday, it was still pretty spastic. What happened to teaching children the difference between "indoor voice," "outdoor voice," and "shhh!"? There was a row of children behind us who not only didn't understand "shhh!" but they hadn't managed to grasp "indoor voice" either. Loud and persistent distractions notwithstanding, The Incredibles was great! Both of us laughed right out loud. Matthew thought it started a little slow--too much focus on the soul-sucking suburbia elements--but I was pretty enthralled from the get go. I liked it best when the family combined their superpowers, and I also really liked the costume creator-genius, "E." Much giggling, shiny animation FX, and even some clever writing. Go, Pixar! Rah.



Writing Stuff:

Received: 18-day form reject from Alchemy

Words: 100

In my editing, I seem to have added words instead of cut. Hmm. I also completed two editorial passes. Time to hand it over to Matthew to first-reader.

Club 100 for Writers
10/100
I'm feeling:
amused amused
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On November 15th, 2004 04:30 pm (UTC), thisisyour_life commented:
Totally agree about the movie! I'm always hesitant to go during 'normal' hours because of the kids. My friend and I saw it at the midnight showing the first night opening and didn't have to worry about the younger crowd. :-)
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On November 16th, 2004 03:58 am (UTC), eugie replied:
We should've gone to a later viewing, definitely. Ugh.
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On November 15th, 2004 06:49 pm (UTC), ex_angeldove677 commented:
I think one of these days I'm gonna take my daughter to see The Incredibles. Just the two of us. *big smile*
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On November 16th, 2004 03:58 am (UTC), eugie replied:
You definitely should. I think both you and your daughter would really enjoy it!
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On November 15th, 2004 08:03 pm (UTC), alc2i commented:
Eugie, I know this is going to show my ignorance but, Debra wanted to know the best site to read some of your stories. Can you give me a link?
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On November 16th, 2004 03:57 am (UTC), eugie replied:
Hi, Al! Not an ignorant question at all. Unfortunately, I'm somewhat old fashioned, and I prefer print publication over electronic, so the majority of my work is (or is forthcoming) in magazines and books. I do have a short story over at Story Station, "Second Daughter" (which is reprinted from Leading Edge, a print publication).

I've also got a flash piece at Abyss & Apex, "Inside the Witch's Oven".

There's also a few excerpts at the Eggplant Literary Productions Library.

Links at my eugiefoster.com website too. Go to BIBLIOGRAPHY --> ONLINE.

Enjoy!
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On November 16th, 2004 05:10 am (UTC), horrordiva commented:
I agree w/ you :) We saw it on Sunday and I was blown away by the whole movie. They truly upped the par on family viewing/Pixar.

I liked the indepth characterization...you got to know this family...they had emotion/heart. It was amazing!
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On November 17th, 2004 03:50 am (UTC), eugie replied:
Oh, definitely! I think Pixar's fabu! We just re-watched Monsters Inc. on DVD and they really have vision and talent there.
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On November 16th, 2004 10:55 am (UTC), sonnydenbow commented:
Hi, Eugie. Glad to hear you liked the movie. Sorry to hear the kids were a pain. I think teaching children manners went out the window with spankings, stern looks, and the concept of discipline. That’s why I’m a big believer in DVDs.
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On November 17th, 2004 03:51 am (UTC), eugie replied:
Oh, we're huge fans of DVDs too! But no matter how big the television set, it doesn't compare to the movie-going BIG screen experience. Even if that experience involves screaming children (sigh).
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