Now for question 5.0
What was the first story you ever wrote?
I really, really can't remember.
I know that when I was in 3rd grade I created a family newspaper that all of about two editions, so that would probably include my very first story.
I think the first story that I can really remember well wasn't until I was a sophomore in high school. It was the first story that was long enough to be an actual story.
It was the first story that I remember being complimented on as well.
By the cute, blonde hottie in my writing class that I (and every other girl in my class) had a crush on.
It was about a deranged lunatic who escaped from a psychiatric hospital by killing his doctor and was going on a wild rampage before dying alone and afraid in the woods.
You know, a feel-good-fun-for-the-whole-family-happily-ever-after sort of story.
Honestly, I have no idea why I wrote it.
I was a bit of a dark, twisted soul as a teenager, I guess.
Or I was just really hormonal and didn't know how to deal with it.
Either way, it was a weird story.
But, I finished it. Other people liked it.
And I realized how much I loved writing.
So, now for question 5.1
What is your favorite Pixar movie?
So, like everybody on the planet, I love to see that little desk lamp hop across the screen and shine its light right in my eyes. I know I am about to be truly entertained.
I love the movie, Ratatouille. My daughters love it as well. I love how Remy the rat has an imaginary friend in Chef Gusteau. He says a lot of poignant things like "What do I know? I am only a figment of your imagination."
But, Ratatouille is not my favorite Pixar film.
I LOVE Finding Nemo as well.
How do you not love Dorie?
I love this movie so much. But now that I have my own kids, it sometimes makes me cry when Nemo gets
But, Finding Nemo is not my favorite Pixar film.
My very favorite Pixar movie is....
I love, love, LOVE this movie!
I love the setting.
I love all the red hair.
I love the three naked babies.
The fiery tempers.
But most of all, I love Merida.
I love her spirit.
I love that she's not satisfied with the fate that she has.
Instead, she does whatever she can to be in charge of her own fate.
I SIMPLY LOVE THAT!!
I think that theme of the movie really really resonates with me. I don't want to accept the fate that I felt I was heading towards. I want to change my fate, own it, and make my dreams come true.
Hopefully, without turning my mother (or anyone else for that matter) into a bear.
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