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Phil73805
London, UK
Teacher and Psychotherapist, trying to maintain my tenuous grasp on sanity...
Interests: mountain biking, wargaming/roleplaying, shooting & flying (not all at once :)
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Thanks dude, that was awesome! I hope Wil's okay with you posting that. Living on the other side of the pond I don't get to go to these shows, it was awesome to watch Wil and co. perform like that. Monsieur Wheaton, that was pure, undiluted awesomesauce.
Toggle Commented Mar 30, 2011 on in which i am grateful at WWdN: In Exile
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That's beautifully written, thanks for the inspiration booster :)
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Okay, now that is funny :D I can confirm that the term is Cyclist. Cycling is awesome, though I have to add that I'm really talking about mountain biking rather than road cycling. Aerodynamics is cool and all but I still remain mystified by the shared belief of all roadies that using lycra to give all passers-by an anatomy lesson is cool. It isn't.
Toggle Commented Jan 20, 2011 on technology makes you stupid at WWdN: In Exile
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Duuuude... Do you know anyone who looks back on their teenage years and thinks, "man I was just awesome!"? Didn't think so :)
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Duuuude... Do you know anyone who looks back on their teenage years and thinks, "man I was just awesome!"? Didn't think so :)
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Duuuude... Do you know anyone who looks back on their teenage years and thinks, "man I was just awesome!"? Didn't think so :)
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A monkey couldn't make the dice more unlucky than they already are. In which case they can only get better. Monkey boy, touch away :)
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As a general rule I don't think very much of the people who write tell alls of that nature. It's the worst type of gossip and had JAG turned out to be that kind of book I would have been deeply disappointed. The real book was profoundly inspiring.
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That. Looks. Awesome!!!! Can't wait for the 13th!
Toggle Commented Jul 10, 2010 on The Guild: Season 4 at WWdN: In Exile
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I have honestly got no idea what to do with that. Sir Patrick they doth use your image in vain, blasphemy!
Toggle Commented Jun 13, 2010 on presented without comment at WWdN: In Exile
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Okay, let me see if I can put the feelings that your post has brought up into words... I've also been having the hardest time coming up with blog posts (nothing for over a month!) or getting on with my fiction writing. I've also been unable to work out why. Normally with patience the inspiration strikes quite regularly and I have the energy to respond to it, but recently. Neither inspiration nor energy. Nothing. I think you've hit the nail on the head, again. I think it's because I've gotten too locked down in the demands of work and study and haven't had the mental space to think or the emotional room for inspiration to hit. The funny thing is, when I read your post I realised that I knew that but it turns out that even lessons already learnt can be forgotten. It takes someone, someone willing to share their own experience, to remind me to get out and enjoy the world a little. To take in the vibrancy of the world around me free of the internal clutter of my own worries. Thanks Wil.
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Not sure what else to say other than I was moved and entertained by these last three posts. Thanks for sharing your experiences at the con. You never cease to amaze me with how much awesome experience you can cram into a weekend. If I managed half of that over ten years I'd consider it a win of epic proportions.
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The feeling that time spent relaxing is time wasted is a very familiar refrain. If you need time out then the time spent relaxing is equally valuable in comparison to the time spent working. In fact, the work is informed by the serenity that can be found in relaxation...with one condition. That you don't then feel the chill out was a waste of time. That only serves to stress you out further and makes that time out a real waste. Best of luck Wil, keep in mind that there are a few thousand of us standing right with you.
Toggle Commented May 26, 2010 on dejected arr at WWdN: In Exile
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lol :) That's a great little story! As for stuff that's not funny then but funny now, well, Comedy=Tragedy+Time
Toggle Commented May 18, 2010 on From the Vault: "Foster is down!" at WWdN: In Exile
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Nice story, glad to see you're writing again. I am distressingly familiar with the zero creativity funk you describe. As for insurance companies...asshole doesn't begin to cover it. Insurance is the biggest legally viable scam in the world. It's gambling with the added annoyance that if you lose the gamble you don't just lose the money you bet but a bloody fortune on top of it! Assholes, the lot of them. By the way, I hesitate to mention this but as a perfectionist myself I thought you'd want to know. In the paragraph immediately after the words "Over-Geek" you begin with "I look a relief briefly flashed...". I suspect you mean "A look of relief briefly flashed..." Oh and speaking purely for myself a healthy diet for gamers is an oxymoron :)
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Fantastic clip! Laugh out loud funny, and the reveal was pitch perfect. I must finish watching season 2...
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Oh hell yeah! Teh internets ftw! By the by I generally respond to my name the first time :)
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I knew you'd get the reference because you tweeted the link to the orginal which was creepy as hell! This version however is HI-larious and made entirely of win :)
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Nicely put and very true!
Toggle Commented Mar 24, 2010 on the play's the thing at WWdN: In Exile
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Couldn't help myself. Wrote a blog post about what your post brought up for me. Went free associative on your ass :) Been having the hardest time coming up with stuff for the blog so when the inspiration strikes I have to go for it. Thanks Wil. http://tinyurl.com/yfhmaus
Toggle Commented Mar 24, 2010 on the play's the thing at WWdN: In Exile
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Powerful words. You've painted a beautiful picture of one of those 'moments' when a teacher reaches out to a class and shares some hard earned wisdom. So many people feel that they must define themselves by what they do for a living, so much so that all else about them is drowned out. It's almost always the first question when meeting someone new after the 'how are you''s, 'what do you do?' I'm not immune to this but I think it would be liberating to say, just once, 'what do I do? Oh, I'm a gamer/blogger/amateur writer'
Toggle Commented Mar 24, 2010 on the play's the thing at WWdN: In Exile
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Congratulations! What a relief it must have been to finish the writing...short lived relief, but relief nonetheless. I'm assuming that PATV will be there in strength and that they'll record the whole of your keynote for us noobs who can't come to PAX. I look forward to seeing it. Any chance of putting it up on this very blog to be read after PAX? As far as not being able to top the 2007 speech, well, I wonder about that. Not only is this a different world but you're a different, more experienced writer.Combine that with a good editor and I can't imagine that it won't be better, in fact, I'm fairly certain that it will be thought of as the best yet...until your next one. Let us know.
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Sounds cool, thanks for the heads up. It may also interest you to know that I'm writing this while listening to Shira Kammen's song Downstream which you used in RFB24. Thanks for introducing me to her work.
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But of course there is...*facepalm* Thanks Wil, sorry to have bothered you. It is an astonishingly beautiful piece of music.
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Hi Wil, I know you mentioned it at the end of RFB24 but what was the piece of music you closed with? You said something about Braid? I'm not familiar with the reference but the music was beautiful and I'd like to get it off iTunes. Oh and I just realised that I posted my comments on RFB24 on your blog site without realising that I should have posted it here. Sorry.
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