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I just have to add my voice to the chorus of supporters. The backbone of the "pirate society" has always been jackasses, but at least when it's downloading the latest televised episode for a show that won't reach your country for 5-6 months, I can understand why it is done (especially since it's not possible to purchase these episodes legally in most countries until the DVD release :P ). However, there is no possible valid excuse to rip off an independent artist, especially one who treats his fans with such respect and consideration that you (Wil Wheaton) do. And also... how is it possible to obtain the "first copy" in the pirate chain without being familiar with your kind of artistry? So even if this person don't know the situation, it only means he got it from someone who did, and can't be arsed to figure it out (although several posters have made good arguments that he is probably just a dick). I just want to end my comment with thanking Wil for being a really cool geek and for all the cool stuff he produces, both the free stuff (this blog, memories of the futurecast etc) and the stuff he sells (I already have Dancing Barefoot and Just a Geek in book format, the collection wil grow) (haha, I made a funny :P (or not)). It's guys like you that give me hope for the future of the "entertainment industry". If enough artists choose your path (and enough of us consumers choose not to be dicks), perhaps the big corporations will finally see the value of not being dicks themselves.
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It's awesome to read about your new gig, even if you can't give us any specifics. BBT is one of my favorite shows, and I'm really looking forward to seeing you there. It's really fun for me that a lot of your latest gigs have been shows I follow (Criminal Minds, the Guild and now BBT). Only thing left now is for one of my family visits in the States to coincide with one of your con appearances so I can see you live on stage instead of youtube ;) Good luck on your ping pong on monday ;)
Toggle Commented Sep 25, 2009 on unraveling the mystery at WWdN: In Exile
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I can't help but notice the fact that the description of the boy fits neatly on Wil ;)
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Just watched the new Guild episodes. You are so delightfully evil. I love the Axis of Anarchy. I'm seeing a "bad guy" theme in your latest string of live-action roles. Not going to try to squeeze any info out from you regarding Big Bang Theory, but it would be kinda awesome if you keep up the trend there, there's all kind of cool ways you can be a dick towards the regulars :)
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This bodes well for the book once it comes out. Since I live somewhere far away from all the cool conventions, these podcasts provide a very good "second best" alternative :) Already looking forward to the next one.
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