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Johnzo
Bridgton, ME
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This is actually a press release showing that the new smurfs movie is actually a Snow White and the Seven Dwarfs reboot. In a surprise move the studio have recast Wil Wheaton as the lead, taking the picture in a reported "new, more modern geek-inspired and 1980's Saturday morning direction". Deep Roy is reported to be providing motion capture stand-ins for the smurfs/dwarfs, and was unavailable for comment. Ok I'll stop... #carriedaway
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Happy Birthday Mr. Wil Wheaton sir! Thanks for teaching us the true meaning of nerd squee.
Toggle Commented Jul 30, 2010 on It's my birthday! at WWdN: In Exile
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Hurray!!!! I almost had to tweet you to say I burned through all my weekly podcasts during a particularly long Monday at work and that a RFB podcast would be a healthy dose of sanity. You are right on the ball sir. Good luck at PAX, I'm sure you'll be great!
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That video makes me feel weird... but also good!
Toggle Commented Feb 6, 2010 on Connect the dots! LA LA LA LA! at WWdN: In Exile
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b = 2 ...Right? Yay math!
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Bioware is definitely riding the crest of this. I just played KOTOR last year and started Mass Effect (first one) over xmas and MAN. Never have I played more engrossing games. I'll admit I scum-saved on KOTOR, but M.E. I'm playing straight. P.S. my wife and I have an annual LOTR extended edition viewing at the end of every summer (3yrs so far). Once a year is just right with us. Just hearing that music in hobbiton at the beginning sucks me right in.
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I cannot get over how awesome that is.... ... still nope
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I've dabbled in writing for years, short stories, screenplay type stuff and blogs etc. But a few months ago when I started writing my first novel I found myself constantly describing things with my internal monologue. Not even just the places, but interactions between people too. Instead of just listening to conversations, I add little bits of narrative after people talk like: "...she said sharply, her words laced with venom." Glad to see I'm not the only one. BTW, writers using Macs out there, I just got Scrivener for xmas and it rocks! It's an awesome writing/outlining/editing/resource-aggregation/etc tool. It's made working on my book much easier. Check it out: http://www.literatureandlatte.com/scrivener.html
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I had attempted to take part in NaNoWriMo (http://www.nanowrimo.org/) but only made it through chapter 5 (posted here http://www.writerscafe.org/writing/Johnzo/462435/). A little frustrating, but such is life. I find too that sometimes I just need to take a day or 2 off from the creative process to recharge my batteries. Then the next time I have a few moments to write I can really get into it.
Toggle Commented Dec 3, 2009 on obscured by clouds at WWdN: In Exile
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This has been around for a while, but there is a very cool video that describes a theory about the 10th dimension. http://tenthdimension.com/medialinks.php If I ever get into writing some scifi/timetravel themed stories, I'm definitely pulling from some of these concepts. Awesomely mind-blowing stuff.
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This was fantastic! Thanks for sticking to your creative guns, full of some awesome laughs. WWHHEEEEEEE!
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Wow this is awesomely inspirational. I think I'll come back and read it again the next time I get writers block. I'm currently working on my first novel over here: http://www.writerscafe.org/writers/Johnzo/ I find it's a nice place to get feedback and grind my own writing skills. (especially for me just starting out with serious writing) Once I'm done the book and it's edited a bit, I might shop it around to a publisher. But at the very least I'll be checking out small/self-publishers like lulu etc. Mostly this is just a story I've been kicking around for years, and I'm having a really good time bringing it to life.
Toggle Commented Nov 18, 2009 on Get Excited and Make Things! at WWdN: In Exile
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More podcasts please! There's a shortage of awesomely entertaining podcasts these days. And for us work-from-home programmer types, it's the next best thing to being around actual live people.
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I totally agree. I've heard that's why places like google that have such relaxed work environments. Stress can be debilitating to creativity.
Toggle Commented Nov 6, 2009 on on the hunting down of ideas at WWdN: In Exile
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Possible alternate title to blog post: in which a decision is made to purchase an immersion blender! My wife loves hers, and makes a great smooth+creamy+cheesy potato soup. A great bit of entertainment on an exhausting friday, Thanks Wil!
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Great post! I like the little odds and ends. My first system was either a C64 (technically a "computer" but you know..) or a intellivision. Though both were bought second hand in the mid-late 80's. My brother and I even had our own C64s at one point, and we shared a room! Though the SNES was my first real console love.
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Is the itunes download supposed to just be "Shame of the Otaku"? I thought my mac was freaking out, but when I was downloading episode 7 from itunes it's just the 3:50 song (not the podcast). The directly download link works though, which is good enough for now. Hurray for Mondays!
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The universe has shattered! Sorry Wil, Aeofel was awesome. He will be missed, Melora rest his zombie bones.
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Hurray! I thought #5 might be late. I've recently grown sick of all the worlds music, so podcasts like this are keeping me sane during work. Thanks Wil!
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That was 10 flavors of awesome
Toggle Commented Sep 10, 2009 on in which a proclamation is made at WWdN: In Exile
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Awesome Farnsworth quote and the video still kills me. OH! And a Simpson's quote and prime numbers reference in a comment! There is so much awesomeness in this one post. Speaking of primes, for any other math nerds out there: http://mathworld.wolfram.com/Semiprime.html
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I've had that song stuck in my head for 2 days now.... WAUUGH!!! Captain. Jean-Luc Picard. Of the U.S.S. Ent. Er. Prise.
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Wow that is exactly what I'm wearing right now.... Except no shoes because I have a sweet tele-commuting programmer job. But wait, is that a 2, 3 or full button down? Keep up the good work!
Toggle Commented Jun 16, 2009 on LEVERAGE: day zero at WWdN: In Exile
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