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Thanks Wil! Kobo is a Canadian company that's been gaining on our ebook market. Their ebook reader was distributed in the US by Borders, but is still strong here with the help of Chapters/Indigo and even Future Shop/Best Buy. If it's not feasible, there's always other solutions (the Kobo can read PDFs and ePub), but to be able to buy them directly would be the simplest way, as you could imagine. :)
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Will you add your books on kobobooks as well? Right now, your only books there are Dancing Barefoot and Just a Geek.
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I had the chance of meeting you briefly last year at PAX East and I can honestly say (as if anyone doubted it) that in normal circumstances, you're a nice as can be. I was well aware that you had little free time, and I actually was surprised that there weren't a mob following you. I'm glad that you accepted that I have my picture taken with you, but I would have definitely understood if you had declined for lack of time. Some people just don't have any sense of boundaries, and I suppose that this is only worse when it comes to being a celebrity, geek or otherwise.
Toggle Commented Jul 26, 2011 on if you cut me, i will bleed at WWdN: In Exile
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Wil, I too would have reacted the same as you did over missing an opportunity to meet Matt Smith (or anyone else from Doctor Who, past or present). In any case will need to check out that interview later (no can do at work, as Nerdist is blocked by my work firewall as being porn [???]). As for the writing/rewrite process, I find that it is best to let the text rest for a few hours or days before proceeding to a review or rewrite. This way you detach yourself from your own writing and can cast a more critical eye on the text.
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Wil, any idea when the episode will air? Either way, I'll watch it for sure (for the record, I'm on team Sheldon...). My parents, who are geeks, got me into BBT and it's now one of my favorite TV shows. So glad that Evil Wil Wheaton is coming back to the show!
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I grew up with anime and have always watched them, ever since the late 1970s. I grew up in Quebec where, just like in France, anime series became extremely popular, especially Goldorak (Go Nagai's UFO Robo Grendizer) and Albator (Leiji Matsumoto's Captain Harlock). And then there were tearjerkers Hutchi and Demetan both by Tatsunoko (yes, the same production company behind Gatchaman). They were two series that were surprisingly violent despite their cutesy image, but also had the great quality of being shown in Quebec French with the Japanese theme song intact. We even have one series that's a classic here called Le petit Castor (Don Chuck Monogatari). Quebec (and apparently Italy) were the only markets that showed that series outside of Japan.
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I don't understand the backlash against Wil on that site. We can all put ourselves in his place and most of us would react the same way. People have argued that Wil does give out some free material off the new book in podcast form (and question how it's different). Well, Wil actually decided how much he wants to give for free. And supporting the Creative Commons is nice and all, but like everyone else, he has bills to pay and a family to support. (BTW, that reminds me that I still need to buy a copy of The Happiest Days of Our Lives -- I already have Just a Geek in book form and have read it several times)
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Of course, the age difference also isn't as important as you age -- now that you're 37, if your former castmates are now 50, for example, that's a much smaller age difference than when you were 13 and they were 26...
Toggle Commented Oct 29, 2009 on ugly bags of mostly water at WWdN: In Exile
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Great entry, Wil! I think my saving throw would lose versus nostalgia... I never got into D&D as a kid out of circumstances (didn't have any friends who played), and I only corrected that recently when I started playing on a monthly basis with some of my friends. Anyway, I always liked RPGs and I can relate to what you experienced with the D&D encounters as a kid -- I was into Fighting Fantasy and other similar role-playing books (to us they all came from the same source, since their French translation was conveniently published under the same imprint, "Livres dont vous êtes le héros"). I've kept all my books (about 30-40 of them), including the earliest ones (like a Grail Quest book that can't be used anymore because I made marks on the maps -- doh!). For you, Rush is the ideal soundtrack to recreate those long-gone days, for me it would be Corey Hart.
Toggle Commented Oct 29, 2009 on senses working overtime at WWdN: In Exile
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