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Larissa @ giggleicious added a favorite at WWdN: In Exile
Apr 24, 2012
i very very rarely if ever become the 13 year old version of my 39 year old self and actually decide to talk to a 'famous' person I see somewhere. I feel it's a complete intrusion on that said persons life. I live in South Wales, England just up the road from a castle where they film a lot of Merlin. Recently they were filming and a friend of mine who regularly acts like her 13 year old self and often ninja's those of fame said we should visit the castle. So I went along. They were taking a break in filming and Colin Morgan walks past. She squee's and runs up to him and asks for a photo. I am wrangling my 16 month old son and her 3 year old daughter and am not going to run after him like a loon when he is obviously going somewhere. So I don't. I get a photo from a distance of the back of his head. I spent the rest of the day kicking myself. After school my 5 year old daughter finds out and wants to go back and see if she can see him. So we do. Luckily they are still filming. And eventually they yell "wrap" and he waves from a distance at my daughter who is shouting "Merlin" with glee. And he eventually walks past. And I babble something about being really sorry to disturb him.. that I should have said something in the morning and that I feel really stupid but would he mind if we got a photo with him. And he stops and smiles and I cannot think of anything to say as I am grinning like my 13 year old self. And we got a photo. I felt bad for intruding at the end of his very long filming day ... and if I ever see him again I will geek from a distance and leave him be .. which is what I usually do. Maybe I can understand a little bit someone waiting for a long time for just a second of someones time. Someone that has had some kind of impact on their lives. And maybe I can understand being a little disappointed when the person they were waiting for doesn't stop for a second to even wave and run. But to ninja 'famous person' the way you got ninja'd ... that's wrong. To get in front of someone and stop them from moving or going where they were going is wrong. And then to scream and shout and swear is just plain stupid. Completely dishonorable and disrespectful. Sorry it had to happen.
Toggle Commented Jul 26, 2011 on if you cut me, i will bleed at WWdN: In Exile
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"What we are not seeing ... is the 'other' smurfs in the bottom half of the picture!"
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Amazing this was made with no budget. It shows what people can do when they have a passion for something and let go of the corporate selfish money man voice int he back of their heads and do something for the pure joy of doing it. A rare thing these days and something that should be spread. Also... I love it!!!
Toggle Commented Jul 28, 2010 on #GAMEON! at WWdN: In Exile
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Squeeeeee
Toggle Commented Jul 12, 2010 on The Guild: Season 4 at WWdN: In Exile
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My sons name is 'Tobias Zephram' .. you never know!! (OK spelling is the alt. version which we preferred...). Maybe he'll be a pioneer one day. (My husband drew the line at Tiberius). So what would you have NASA spend their money on instead? Longer space flight?
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Was a lovely surprise this morning to find. Loved it thank-you :) I also love 'The Mode'.... may go listen now... Black Celebration / Violator era.
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Larissa @ giggleicious is now following Wil
May 3, 2010
I've never had any problems with Itunes and RFB and I'm in the UK. Must have had a wobble.
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PS - plleease no background music next time. You voice is melody enough.
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Am in the middle of RFB. I have stopped in the middle to say Kazoo? WTF? On a side note.. please ask my 13 week old son to kindly let me eat lunch and listen to RFB. Thank you.
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Re REM .. I was the same age I expect when I have my REM memories. Maybe. Age 17-19 doing my Art A-Level (UK thing). Working in the art-room with the smell of clay and oil paints and the silly crush I had to on 2 guys who were in the year above me. In awe of them too. But they used to play REM on the cassette player when they were in there and it was where my love of REM began. I can't even remember the songs .. just the creative atmosphere there. Also .. I love to hear you read. I remember listening to Terry Brooks - Armageddon's Children on CD. All 20 hours or something of it on 2 epic car journeys. It's the only really long audio book I have ever listened to and was read by Nick Landrum. I loved it and couldn't read Terry Brooks after that becuase it just didn't work on paper for me any more. Have you done any audio books other than your own? Also .. yes I saw 'muscle shirt' ... which I felt was very wrong and thought you must have had a 'moment'. I put it down to that. K. babble over.
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Oh Wil Wheaton how I have missed you (though not obsessively so). Today's Burrito was just sweet and short but lovely. Am going to hunt out the recommendations now.
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I am also 'Doing the snoopy dance' PS. you made my husband - the geek.... call me a nerd. Due to me reading your books and geeking out so much these days and watching BBT.
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Being English (and despite having an American husband) I, until 5 minutes ago, had no idea who Pee Wee Herman was / is. So I Youtubed him and got http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=UVKsd8z6scw .. which left me somewhat bemused and rather amused!!! So actually I am more greatful for the introduction to Pee Wee Herman than Charo (though she is rather spectacular with the hair and the hips and the swaying!). Am off to find more Pee Wee Herman and grill my husband re him when he wakes up. And also, am I the only one who sees some resemblance to Sheldon in BBT? Also am reading 'Just a Geek' atm in the wee small hours whilst feeding my 2 week old baby. Am thoroughly enjoying it including the honesty, humour and soul bearing. Thank You!!
Toggle Commented Feb 7, 2010 on Connect the dots! LA LA LA LA! at WWdN: In Exile
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2 things. 1 - Until a year ago I lived in Newcastle upon Tyne .. the home of the Brown Ale. If it is that Newcastle you speak of. 2 - The same thing has happened to me barefoot in the kitchen. But with a barefoot 2 year old too. THAT was interesting .. and both of us managed to get out unscathed. "Do NOT move!" I said as though we were standing in a mine field. It's those teeny tiny slivers of glass that are the real danger!
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I'm going to have to say something similar to someone else ... If your running along after your paper boat and it goes down the storm drain DO NOT 1 - bend over to try and see where it went 2 - stick your arm in to try and grab it!!! Becuase big scary Ancient Clown Spider Monsters live down there! I am so glad we don't have storm drains like US ones in the UK. Though we could probably use them once in awhile. I've been to the US. I have seen your storm drains. They freak me out.
Toggle Commented Jan 19, 2010 on moves by just like a paper boat at WWdN: In Exile
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Do you ever wish though that you could switch it off? Be someone who is happy working a menial job and not have the drive to create? I am an artist / illustrator / photographer / crafts person and I can never switch off. I have to be creating in some way and if I don't I get itchy fingers (metaphorically). People always say how they would love to have my creativity and I say I would love not to have it sometimes and just be content to work a 9-5, come home, watch tv and go to bed (and also not be the family designer / photo editor / web site creator). I think if push came to shove I will still choose the creativity. But do you ever wish you could just 'be'?
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I never liked Dr.Pulaski as a character. Was so pleased when the good Dr.Crusher returned. Weirdly despite being the same age as you I wasn't into Depeche Mode till my late 20's! I was more into Marillion back then. Watched 'Shades of Grey' last night. Noted the grey must have been in reference to your outift :P .
Toggle Commented Dec 30, 2009 on the one with the Nanites at WWdN: In Exile
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My whole family are broke this year and have had to pare things right down. It's not something the whole family has been in to but we've only bought things we really want or need. We all have small children and they have enough toys already so there's been no point into buying things they will only play with once and then ignore. My daughter wants a Halloween cat cake.. so that's what she's getting. We're not religious either but I do want her to know the story behind Christmas and that it's more about family and warmth than presents and Santa. It's sad that so many people see it that way. It's also good to know you have had tough times too. None of us like the tough times ( I would sure like to be out of them). But I think it grounds us. Reminds us of what is really important. Thanks for this today. Been lovely to read :) Hope you have a lovely Christmas. Larissa
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Gah .. www.goodreads.com is a great side. But before I knew I could 'follow' you I tried to add you as a friend. Duh. Feel free to reject me. :P La aka Tinder
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Congratulations!! Hope it never ends. And it is great being married to your best friend!! I agree :)
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Nope.. I can't watch it either. Not being part of World America. Grrrrrr.
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Oh my.. how did I ever not see this before. And I do like you in the villain role.... though being in the UK and not having the substantial numbers of channels at my fingertips as you American's do.. I have missed out on many of your other villain-like parts.
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