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i met you at ECCC a couple of years ago. You were going from your panel to your spot for signing autographs. And you were very gracious. As you said, it was about 'the moment' to meet someone I admired, and a chance to tell you i enjoyed your work. but, then again, I tried to keep it quick and not hold you up to long. ie. Since *I* wasn't a dick about meeting you, you were very gracious. I expect if I *HAD* been a dick, you would have responded in kind. i think that's the point. These people were being dicks, thinking you owed them because of 'what they went through' to get there. Even though you never asked them to. Plus, there are always proper venues for getting autographs, and they felt that they were entitled to bypass that.
Toggle Commented Jul 25, 2011 on if you cut me, i will bleed at WWdN: In Exile
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While I remember playing the 'classic' arcade games like Asteroids, Space Invaders, Missile Command, and the like. The one that stands out most is R-Type that I played at a local 7-11 during high school. Also, slightly related. My first memory of Dungeons and Dragons was over at my mom's friend's house watching her sons play. And seeing one of them roll for damage, and him having to roll twice cause he couldn't fit that many dice in his hands.
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wow. that's all I can say.
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grats, to both of you. And, you're right, being married to your best friend absolutely rules( I'm working on year 20). Not only is Anne very beautiful, but she also seems to really understand what make you tick. Personally, I love hearing all your stories about how she understands you, sometimes better than you do yourself.
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The problem is that transit is exactly the same, yet the population has exploded. And DOT's solution? A light rail from the airport to Seattle, that's the easy part of the commute.
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That was all kinds of awesomeness. you are an awesome story teller.
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Am I really the first to recognize the Awesomeness of Anne you slipped in at the end? Isn't it awesome to have someone who is able to speak in your own personal inner language?
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We need a PSA with that message. "Wil Wheaton says: Don't drive like an asshole!" We can drop the please cause it's past time for being polite. In just over 20 years of driving I have never hit anyone, but they just LOVE to hit me. In the last 2 years I've been rear ended twice, while sitting at a red light!! Both times the driver didn't have any insurance.
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Nothing better than when the woman you love makes/uses a pun or joke referencing something you love. My wife does that all the time, even referencing things I like that she doesn't particularly care about(such as Doctor Who). never fails to get a solid 'I LOVE you!' from me.
Toggle Commented May 5, 2009 on happy jedi day at WWdN: In Exile
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See, it's because of awesome stuff like this that you won Secretary of Geek Affairs. Perfectly sums up how it feels to be a geek. And as awesome as your visit to Seattle was for you, it was as much for those of us who came to see you. Standing room only for your Q&A, and well worth it. It really felt less like the Guest of Honor granting us his presence, as just a bunch of fellow geeks hanging out, and you were just moderating it.
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WOOT! I lives in Seattle area!! I'm thinking I know what my plans are this weekend, stalking Whil Wheaton! Seriously, hoping to catch you there.
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Holy ROFL! That reminds of this hypnotist guy I saw once with the in-laws at a local bar. He had this guy convinced that every time someone in the audience tapped the hypnotists microphone his member would get longer, soon the guy was watching it stretch all the way across the room, weaving between the tables, he looked quite pleased, but worried. Then the hypnotist said it was time to fix things back to normal, so now, each tap would bring it shorter. So the hypnotist had random people( dodged a pun about audience members there) tap the microphone. Then when it was my sister-in-law's turn *TAP* *TAP* *TAP* *TAP* *TAP*, poor had the most dismayed, devastated expression staring at his 'lack', it was priceless.
Toggle Commented Mar 27, 2009 on in the country of the kaurava king at WWdN: In Exile
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I also read Hyperspace in my early twenties, along with Short History of Time. Somewhere along the line I lost my copy of Hyperspace(I think i lent it, and it ended up on permanent borrow, i keep meaning to get a new copy). maybe you should start a Wil's geek book club?
Toggle Commented Mar 26, 2009 on Books I Love: Hyperspace at WWdN: In Exile
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While your life may not be where you planned, those rough spots are what made you who you are today, and help you to appreciate what you have today. If things HAD gone the way you planned back then I doubt that you would have been in the place to play D&D with your son, and that would have been a shame, and not just for your family, but for us too. btw, for the record, I enjoyed you as Wesley Crusher. He was the character I related to most in the show. And to be fair, ALL the characters(actors) seemed a bit uncomfortable the first couple of seasons until they had a chance to figure out who they were. But, it's still one of my favorite shows from back then.
Toggle Commented Mar 25, 2009 on in which wil has a good day at WWdN: In Exile
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What do you expect? Half the time they don't even check their grammar and spelling. And most of the time their galleries have massive duplicates.
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Not really related, but just wanted you to know what one of your woot shirts was up to. On Saturday I wore my How We Roll shirt while helping collect 21k+ boxes of Girl Scout cookies for Operation Cookie Drop. Thought you'd be happy to know your shirts are doing good work out there.That's a lot of cookies!
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It's amazing how so many of us can be so engrossed in a description of someone else's game session, but then, there's a lot to be said for your storytelling style. Really, enjoying hearing about it. My favorite "outside-the-box" moment from a game: Back, around '90, joined in a group that a friend's brother played in. My friend and I created characters using some add-on race that were shape shifters. We needed to defend this tower from a massive army, like 8 armies of orcs and kobolds and such, and 6 earth elementals mixed in. My friend and I each still had an unused slot to pick for creatures we could shift into, and I came up with the idea for us to each turn into Rocs and swoop down to lift up a earth elemental and toss it back at its own army. The DM was impressed enough with my idea that he ruled it was within the shape shifting abilities of the race, and that if we paired up on the same elemental, we would able to lift it off the ground and drop it back onto it's own army, much carnage ensued :). I think we still lost the tower but my idea let us hold it much longer than the DM expected us to. plus, I think we were just meant to delay the army while the 'king' or whoever got away, So I think it still counted as a success for the group. When I saw the battle of Gondor in Lord of the Rings, and they tossed the massive rubble that the orc armies made back at them, I immediately thought of that session and how that must have been what it looked like.
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add me to the list of those now jonesing for a real D&D session. WoW is fun, but I'm really missing the feel of a hand fulf of dice.
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woot, my first post here(geek cred +5!) My first D&D memory was at a friends house watching him and his brothers play, I didn't really get much of the mechanics but I remember watching him rolling for an attack and having to roll twice cause he just couldn't fit that many 6-sided dice in his hands at once. Now, I just try to collect RPG's and someday I'll get to gather enough like minded friends to actually play again. ps. I'm eagerly awaiting my order for your woot shirt(had to order it on re-run)
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