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KristinHanes
Portland, Oregon
Interests: i love reading, writing, ballroom dancing, and sci fi, playing tennis, especially star trek.
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You are seriously the cutest. And yes, chipotle peppers rock. I hope you have fun with those rainbow farts, LOL.
Toggle Commented Mar 25, 2011 on Soup. Black Bean. Hot. at WWdN: In Exile
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Beautiful post, Wil. The stars and space travel will never cease to amaze me, there is so much that we don't know and can't even comprehend. I hope someday, the public once again becomes interested in science and space. One of my favorite quotes of all time is when Picard says "Let's see what's out there." There's so much possibility and wonderment in that statement. Thanks for reminding me to look at the stars. In the hustle and bustle of life its easy to forget.
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I LOVE that mug. Want it, NOW. For me and my Trekkie father.
Toggle Commented Jan 24, 2010 on my god, it's full of futuremugs at WWdN: In Exile
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I'm glad the wet weather is helping you write! I think that is why so many writers live in the Pacific Northwest. It's somehow comforting to curl up with the laptop, looking outside at gray skies, and rain drawing lines down the window. Let the creativity flow!
Toggle Commented Jan 24, 2010 on billy bad breaks at WWdN: In Exile
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The cold weather this week is like a swift slap to the face, but the sunshine sure is beautiful. I hope you caught a glimpse of the snow-covered mountains! Puget Sound was actually steaming this morning as I took the ferry across to work.
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Hey Wil, just downloaded the first podcast last night, and I think your voice and delivery are just wonderful. I listen to voices for a living so I notice stuff like that :) Keep up the good work!
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You just finished writing a freaking book, don't be too hard on yourself. :) But thanks for this reminder. Forcing the words to take shape doesn't really work, we just end up with a lot of useless dribble.
Toggle Commented Nov 11, 2009 on on the hunting down of ideas at WWdN: In Exile
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This is so wonderful, thanks for sharing and Congratulations! I've seen so many marriages that didn't work, so it's great seeing one that DOES, and that both people still love each other deeply after so many years.
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Wonderful story and writing! You two have the best marriage. I've also experienced erupting soup, but luckily, it was a small geyster that I trapped with the lid.
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That is my favorite line EVER from Star Trek. I tried to show it to a non Trekkie and she said "What? I don't get it." The true geniuses are the geeks.
Toggle Commented Oct 23, 2009 on ugly bags of mostly water at WWdN: In Exile
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Wow, what an accomplishment. I just bought my copy on Lulu. I think writing and selling a book is a little like giving birth. Now all of us can enjoy your creation. You should be very proud :)
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I think the best part of this was your reaction. I love how happy and touched you were, and not afraid to show it. And you ARE awesome!
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These posts put a lump in my thoat. So hearbreaking, and heartfelt. It's obvious you loved that dog, and she was so lucky to have you. Losing a pet is so terribly awful, I'm so sorry you are going through this.
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Fiction! Awesome! I'm not that into zombie stories, but I'll give yours a try.
Toggle Commented Aug 14, 2009 on in which progress is made at WWdN: In Exile
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hahahahhaahha this is so funny. I'm going to make my boyfriend dress like that on Halloween. Pocket protector galore.
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This is so damn cute. Fun to read little snippets about your life. You're a really good writer, especially the way you described the sun. Maybe you will delve into fiction one day....sci-fi?
Toggle Commented Aug 7, 2009 on just another day at WWdN: In Exile
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Awesome, Wil! Perfect introduction to the next book I can't wait to read.
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Ohhhhh I wish I could go so badly. Sounds like a blast. I just had my own version of that event, where I drank good beer and read my own ramblings about Star Trek, that I wrote when I was SEVEN. YEARS. OLD. I wrote stories about Cerk, Spok, and the "Enter Prize." I can't believe I was a Trekkie before 2nd grade.
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You are so inspiring. I think it would be great if you could talk at writer's conferences about the non-traditional way of publishing. I think so many writer's are blocked out because of the hassle of finding and agent and publishing house. You've proved you don't need any of that stuff. You rock!
Toggle Commented Jul 13, 2009 on ...and the livin' is easy. at WWdN: In Exile
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I find that a beer on the ferry after work helps jangle the creativity loose in my brain, or in the morning before the craziness of the news business sets in. I write for a living, but hardly ever creatively, and it feels like a gigantic weight on my brain. You are an awesome writer, Wil, thanks for these posts.
Toggle Commented Jun 24, 2009 on time to write at WWdN: In Exile
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You could spend a week exploring the pubs in Portland. Green Dragon, Produce Row, Amnesia, Widmer Brewing, Pyramid Brewing. I ask myself: why the HELL am I in Seattle?
Toggle Commented Jun 23, 2009 on LEVERAGE: day five at WWdN: In Exile
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I'm glad you had a good time in my city :) I've never seen Leverage before, but I'll check out your episodes. Hopefully you'll get a chance to guest again on the show! I can imagine the sense of loss, it's always hard to leave new friends, and a new, fun experience.
Toggle Commented Jun 23, 2009 on LEVERAGE: day five at WWdN: In Exile
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Have a great time in The Best City in the World. As I've seen lots of other readers say, PLEASE go drink some of the beer :) I'm in LA County for a trip right now and all they drink is Bud and Coors. Gag me. Have fun!!
Toggle Commented Jun 16, 2009 on LEVERAGE: day zero at WWdN: In Exile
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Last night I was watching an interview with Gene, and he said in the 24th century, he thinks people would evolve beyond the "shoot 'em up" mentality. This is why my boyfriend and I were surprised when Kirk blasted the hell out of Nero's ship. That isn't something the original Kirk, or Picard, would have ever done. They had too much respect for life. I really loved the movie, but found myself feeling nostalgic, like a piece of the old star trek has died. I didn't really find a "message" in the movie, like I've found in so many TNG episodes. I like it when ST makes me think. But above all, the casting was great, the special FX were amazing, and the plot was fun. I just felt a little sad because all the actors I know and love might not ever been in ST uniforms again.
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I've felt in a blogging/writing dry spell as well, and I'm glad I'm not alone. It's great reading these comments and feeling as though I'm in a community of writers. I often feel so alone in that world, even though I do it just for fun. I have all these self-defeating thoughts like - "I suck," or, "that character has no depth",..or "I'll never finish, and who would want to read it anyway." I have to realize that its okay to have a shitty first draft, and its okay to have writer's block, its okay to commiserate online with my fellow geeks. You all rock!
Toggle Commented Jun 2, 2009 on serve the servants at WWdN: In Exile
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