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10:05 am: Spiderwick and Valentines
 Yesterday, for Valentine’s Day, in addition to taking me purse shopping – a painful process because my current purse is perfect, except for the so old it’s falling apart part, but we found something that may work just fine – John took me to see The Spiderwick Chronicles movie.
We both enjoyed the movie immensely. It has delightful magical bits and moments that raised the movie to a higher level. The plot was very tightly woven and reminded us very much of the ESCIT game, the Avalon game and other games and stories of ours. The young man who played the twins did a marvelous job, we did not realize it was the same actor, and many other parts were well-done as well.
Some favorite moments included the very opening shot, which looked just like a piece of a painting by Theo Black. And the moment, at the end, when Holly Black’s name came up (John and I cheered.) There were a few other favorite moments, too, that I don’t want to give away, in case any of you might see it. I’ll just say that I loved all the parts involving the older parts of the family.
It’s kind of eerie yet delightful to think back on Jersey Devil Con in 2002 and remember the bright, sparkling young woman with black hair, black eye make-up, and black clothing (aptly named Holly Black) who was waiting for her first book to be published. Back then, we were both waiting and we both discovered we’d written books involving tithing the elves. Six years later, she’s got a nebula, a best-selling series, and a movie! I’m so delighted for her! She’s such a sweetie!


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Date:February 15th, 2008 03:28 pm (UTC)
Wonderful! We will probably wait to catch it on video due to captioning issues. We used to have quite a tussle over our 1 tv.
However, Autumn has learned how to watch the dvd's on the computer with captioning on, so she's happy.

Steve and I are off to the National Sporting Library tomorrow in Middleburg for images for my book. Whenever we do these things, sans kids, it feels like a date. It really does!
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Date:February 15th, 2008 05:41 pm (UTC)
Glad you guys liked Spiderwick, that bodes very well. I'll probably be takingthe sisters-in-law to see it sometime soon, as the younger one and I enjoyed the first book.

Purse shopping when one's Perfect Purse is near death is so depressing, isn't it? I need to make one of those expeditions, myself. So sad.
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Date:February 16th, 2008 01:04 am (UTC)
It's all the more sad because I did not start carrying a purse until I became a mom...so the Perfect Purse is also my very first purse. The new one seems promising, though...
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Date:February 17th, 2008 08:37 am (UTC)
From my Elfie: "Cool! We need to see it."
Date:February 19th, 2008 01:49 pm (UTC)
Saw this film yesterday and agree. It's charming but not for very young children. Good for tweens on up.
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Date:February 19th, 2008 03:20 pm (UTC)
>but not for very young children. Good for tweens on up.

I think that's true of the books, too.
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