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Aw Wil! That is awesome. LeVar and Jonathan are so wonderful for appreciating you. I am so happy that you have people like that in your life - you know, people who recognize the awesome in you, who treat you like family. This is an amazing final chapter for the journey you undertook first in Just a Geek - and to celebrate, I think it's time I picked it up to read it. BTW, I had the first day of my dream job today. It was over 9000 times more excellent than I expected.
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Dude. I just got a cyber-hug from Wil Wheaton. I think this is the highlight of my internet-using experience. ^_^ Thanks for the support. Good luck on everything! Enjoy the con in Phoenix, and don't forget your towel.
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Wil, I know this feeling. I've just traveled past the x axis past the zero point and into the integers of incredibly awesome. I quit something that I thought screwed my career up too (college), but along the way I picked up awesome friends and a great husband and fantastic in laws. One year ago next month, I was laid off from a crappy job that made me feel crappy and useless and ashamed that it was all I was doing in life - it took so much energy to get through the day, I never had energy left for the creative things I wanted to do (write and draw comics, books, poems, whatever). The lay off devastated me, especially since we were living paycheck to paycheck, but my in laws and my husband decided to make a lot of sacrifices for me. As of two weeks ago, I signed up for classes at my old university. One week ago, I accepted an offer for my DREAM job, which will work with my schedule as I continue classes. I now am proud of where I am going in life, not just of who I am going through it with. So I know this feeling Wil - you deserve every bit of it. Don't let up - you are only at the beginning of good things that are coming your way, not because they are coming to you at random, but totally due to your hard work and talent. And Anne and your family - the support of a family is critical to a creative person. Again, congratulations Wil, I hope to see you in many more projects. I'd love to see you help write a television series - or to get Wootstock in Houston, Texas sometime soon. I'm going to hit up the Creative Writing department at my college and see if we can't find a few hundred geeks to demand your presence. :)
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I live right by NASA in Houston, and I've worked with ex-contractors and know current employees... I used to dream of being an astronaut (until I discovered how bad I was at applied physics), I've been in the actual training grounds with the hydraulic simulated cockpit, even flown a landing mission as the "captain" on the simulator... let me tell you, I was 14 when that happened, and not a week goes by that I don't remember the surreal ecstasy of just SIMULATED space flight. I agree about our flaws as a species - if we could just focus on the amazing things we have and can do, and apply ourselves to science... that is way to a progressively better future. It helps when everything is going wrong and you've forgotten what good things there are in the human race, to remember our trespass into the cosmos, and how someday it will be ours. I like this Sagan quote, "The sky calls to us. If we do not destroy ourselves, we will one day travel to stars." Being so close to it, living just around the corner, it's like being on a farm in Iowa across from a Federation space port. One of Houston's many underground charms.
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Wil Wheaton, please get in contact with the makers of Chore Wars and do the writing for the d20 Diet. PLEASE OMFWTFBBQ!
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Just celebrated my 3 year wedding anniversary with *my* best friend. Yes, it does indeed RULE.
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Thank you so much Mr. Wheaton. I totally took this advice to heart - I've been trying to work on my NaNoWriMo project (mostly to prove I can stick to a schedule) and could NOT come up with a thing to write about that I liked. Then I read your post, and let things be for a couple of days. Sure enough, I had an EPIC dream this morning that provided the inspiration for the novel I am now working on - I wrote a completed ten page outline in THIRTY MINUTES! (Thank god for 100 wpm typing.) I never would have done this, I think, without the advice you passed on. Thank you for being a damn good writer and slipping us not-so-accomplished writers a few hints along the way.
Toggle Commented Nov 9, 2009 on on the hunting down of ideas at WWdN: In Exile
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That last line had me snort milk out of my nostrils. Thank you Wil Wheaton. Also, does anyone know when Memories of the Future Volume 2 is coming out? I want to give Wil more of my money, and obviously, read more of his unique take on TNG. (I've got them in lined up neatly next to the TV, ready to read and watch and read MotF2, like I did with MotF1.)
Toggle Commented Oct 29, 2009 on senses working overtime at WWdN: In Exile
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