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Sorry to be off-topic Wil, but I don't know another way to contact you. Just wanted you to know you got a mention on OK, so Wesley did, but still...
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Wil, if you haven't happened upon it, check out this youtube video called "Imagining the Tenth Dimension". Starts with Flatland and goes from there.
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Wil, this is totally in the wrong thread but I didn't know if you'd be reading comments on the The Guild post below. Did you notice the actress in the in wheel chair was totally rolling her eyes in disgust while the rest of you scattered from the giant beetle? I don't know why but her reaction just cracks me up...
Toggle Commented Sep 26, 2009 on unraveling the mystery at WWdN: In Exile
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Wil, I am very sorry for your loss. Like many, I've avoided responding to your posts about Ferris under the impression that it wouldn't be much help. But after reading this post I thought I'd offer some advice. Just over two years ago I reached the horrible conclusion that it was time to put my dog down. He was fighting a battle with cancer and losing it. I came home from work to find that he only barely had control of his bladder. The look in his eyes told me it was time. Unable to do anything until morning, I slept on the floor next to him that night. Being a spoiled pup, he had more dog beds that I care to admit. As each bed would get soaked, I would carry in a new one in and lift him on it--no small feat as he weighed about 80 pounds. In the morning I drove him to the vet and he died in my arms. As you said earlier, this is suppose to make it better but I found it to be heart-wrenching and nigh unbearable. When I got home afterward, I was greeted by an empty house with five pee-soaked dog beds. There was nothing to do but clean them up immediately. But I happened upon something there by pure chance. I know many people who have lost a pet and find themselves unable to remove any reminders from their house. Beds, toys, leashes--all just serve as anchors for the loss. I'm sure I wouldn't have been strong enough to clean them up that quickly on normal circumstances, but as I said I had little choice. I think in the end that helped me a lot. I'm not saying it will be easy. I've heard the expression "you don't get over it, you just get use to it." As a reader of your blog I am of course stereotypically macho and tough. But just writing about this experience years later brings tears to my eyes. I know it might seems strange but consider yourself lucky. You get the bond between people and dogs. It is a experience like no other. Despite these moments of sorrow in a dog's passing, I wouldn't trade the moniker of "dog lover" for any other.
Toggle Commented Aug 27, 2009 on in which some comfort is found at WWdN: In Exile
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Wil...sorry for the off-topic comment. I couldn't see any other way to contact you other than in the comments. Over at Den of Geek, they had an article about the costume design of Deep Space Nine. Near the end they talked about bad costumes, including "...Jake Sisko was an active member of the Wesley Crusher Crimes Of Fashion Fan Club". :) Thought you might want to know.
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