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alicein1derland
Born in the San Gabriel Valley
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Congratulations on a wonderful milestone. You should be very proud of your success as a couple and family. My husband and I just clicked our 35 year anniversary in October, but we have been together for 43 years. He is still my sweetheart. They say that a good marriage is not so much finding the right person, as it is being the right person. I think, based on what I know of you both, you have it made.
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Despite never having played D&D, I never miss your podcasts, and I confess to being totally caught up in the story. Your imagination is so vivid and colorful, I truly believe you would be a fantastic fiction writer. This is totally off topic, but I was wondering if, when you were more deeply involved in the poker world, you ever met Jennifer Tilly? I read her sister, Meg's, blog, and she wrote that Jennifer placed fifth and her boyfriend, Phil Laak, won the top prize. Meg Tilly is another actor who is a wonderful writer, and like you, I have collected all of her works. Have you ever read her blog or any of her books?? Just random questions.....
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Wil - I am so sorry that you are experiencing stress over the actions of an unethical, self-centered idiot. Although the possible lost earnings is of great importance to you, and all of us who work hard to support ourselves, I think it is also important to note that this bonehead has a total disrespect for you by taking advantage of your talent and generosity. And profiting by that disrespect - yuck. I hope that is it a small comfort that so many of your fans have rallied to your defense and praised your efforts to be such a giving artist. Since the download is not possible here at my work, I will wait until I get home and purchase it there. I have almost all of your collected works (with the exception of two of your chapbooks that you sold at events attended), including the audio for JAG. But I have yet to grab the audio version of HDOOL, and this issue has inspired me to get off my ass. This person-who-shall-not-be-named will get what is coming to him/her/it, times three - that's just the way the universe works. Yay for that. Don't let this harden your heart - there are still many wonderful, loyal people (like most of the posters here) who will support you, emotionally and financially. Sending you a comforting virtual hug.....
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Wow...... Just Wow. Your reaction could not have been more charming, and I was so happy for you. That kind of joy was just what the doctor ordered to help heal you after your horrible loss. The universe makes sense again. And you are sooooo worthy.
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As I read the eloquent discription of the pain you are feeling, it made me cry. I encourage you to talk about it whenever you feel the need, whether it's to your family, your friends or your readers - it's really true that a burden shared is less heavy. I hope that eventually, the sting of loss will not be so intense, and you can recall the joy Ferris brought into your life. I extend my sincere sympathy for the tragic passing of your sweet friend.
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Awww Wil - I am so sorry for your loss. Any words feel really inadequate, because I know there is not much that can help ease the pain. I share sympathetic tears, and comforting virtual hugs are coming your way.
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You paint such a lovely portrait of life at home with Wil, Anne and the boys. Thank you for that gift.
Toggle Commented Aug 7, 2009 on just another day at WWdN: In Exile
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Happy Birthday, Wil!! Take it from someone who was born several decades before you - you're not even close to old. Besides, it's a state of mind. I am approaching 60, but I still have similar thoughts and feelings as I did in my twenties. Something tells me you will always be a big kid at heart. That's all good.
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This is one of my favorite excerpts from JAG. It is obvious that you have strong emotions for some of your co-stars, and your descriptions of the interactions with them are both touching and charming. Thank you for the look inside your world and best wishes to Mr. Stewart.
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It's so cool that Tim Hutton knew about your book. I have always loved his work since "Ordinary People", and was a big fan of his dad, Jim Hutton. It was so sad when Jim died of cancer at such a young age. I get such a kick reading your updates when you are on a set, and relating your experiences as they happen. It sounds magical.
Toggle Commented Jun 17, 2009 on LEVERAGE: day two at WWdN: In Exile
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Hope you are feeling much better soon!
Toggle Commented May 4, 2009 on To everyone at Penguicon: at WWdN: In Exile
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LOVED IT!!! It was so adorable and sweet, and yet so true and relevant. Modern day Romeo and Juliet, for sure. Nice work on the voice characterizations - absolutely captivating!
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I'm with you ang..... we certainly want no repeats of this experience. Tell me where to send the money!!! LOL Wil - I hope you nailed today's audition. Personally, I have always thought Friday the 13th was an extraordinarily lucky day. Let us know if it was for you.
Toggle Commented Mar 14, 2009 on stupid murphy's law can bite me. at WWdN: In Exile
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We'll miss you, but if it's for a writing project, then it's pure win. For us, as well as you. Write away, sir.......
Toggle Commented Mar 9, 2009 on nostalgia overload at WWdN: In Exile
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jonquil - I'm so sorry for your loss. Making that ultimate decision was put upon us twice for our two labradors, and it's heart-wrenching. That's why we hesitate to have another pooch. Losing another just might finish me. I mourn when I lose cats also, but maybe there is not the same amount of emotion invested. Dogs are higher maintenance, but I think you become closer to them because of that. Cats are fairly independent. You provide food and a place to do their business, and they are self-sufficient. One of our cats, Lacey, is especially attached to our daughter, Amanda. When Amanda leaves for the day, Lacey will inevitably cry for awhile, and then drag, by her teeth, one of Amanda's little decorative bed pillows out to the hall, as if she is leaving a present for when Amanda returns. We all thought this was cute until Lacey dragged one of Amanda's push-up bras into the front hall when we were all gone for the day, and that was the first thing we saw as we entered the door. Poor Amanda....
Toggle Commented Feb 28, 2009 on from the vault: my awesome dog at WWdN: In Exile
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I'm lucky enough to have my brother close by, but I would be very sad if emails and the phone were my only means of contact. Your brother is such a talented photographer - the pictures he has taken, of the area they live, are breathtaking. I hope you are able to see him soon.
Toggle Commented Feb 28, 2009 on my awesome brother at WWdN: In Exile
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I'm so glad that Ferris will be ok. I have always had pets, dogs and cats, but right now, just cats. We have owned three dogs in 34 years of marriage, and losing them was traumatic and heartbreaking. I don't know if I can go through that again. I like to hear other people talk about their dogs, and live vicariously through their stories in getting my canine fixes. Our two cats are funny and entertaining. Having them reinforces what I always knew - dogs have owners..... cats have staff......
Toggle Commented Feb 28, 2009 on from the vault: my awesome dog at WWdN: In Exile
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Chris - I've been a hockey enthusiast since the early 70's, and I don't enjoy watching the fights - but I'm a total girl about that. What I do appreciate is the need to allow them to do that. The difference in football and basketball - those players don't carry a lethal weapon during the sport. If you don't allow hockey players to let off steam, and establish boundaries with opposing players, they use those sticks to let out their frustrations, and there are actually MORE injuries. It's human nature to react with what they have. If you allow them to fight, they make the point they want, they rev up their team and the crowd, and THEY DROP THE STICKS!! The fights don't usually last long, and they accomplish an important move in game strategy. I love the Kings. I've been disapointed by their performance in many different seasons, but I never lose hope.
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Wil - I had never heard of this place until I read your article, but when I mentioned it to my daughter, she replied, "Oh... you mean the haunted forest??" I said, "What do you mean haunted?". She explained that when she was in high school, a bunch of her friends used to hike up from Lake Avenue and get into all kinds of mischief. She said they heard rumors that satanic rituals took place in the woods around the trail. Could that possibly be the same area????? She told me it is off-limits at night now, but during the day it's still a good hike. Could they have perhaps be referring to another trail, or have you heard anything like this??
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I honestly thought you DID look cool. And like you were having tons of fun. Are there no end to your talents???
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My mom once told me that sometimes when others put you down, it is to elevate themselves. Perhaps the author of that article is extremely jeolous of your writing accomplishments and is attacking you in the only way he can get some possible support from "Wesley haters". But he only managed to make himself look petty and stupid. You have ooodles of respect from your fans and the industry. He could only hope to be a household name anytime in the future. I was not a regular Simpsons watcher (don't throw things at me - I'm old...), but the phrase was completely identifiable from that show, even by me. Perhaps it was intentionally misunderstood so they could transfer the heat from them to you...... Disregard the negative people and take strength from the supporters. I am sure we will outnumber them tremendously.
Toggle Commented Jan 16, 2009 on unintended consequences at WWdN: In Exile
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I'm sorry about your sinus pain - it sucks to be sick. I know what you mean about the Tuesday Ducks/Kings game - it had the intensity of a tea party. I hope tonights game is much more action-packed and full of enthusiasm. You are probably getting ready to leave for the game as I type this. See you there!!
Toggle Commented Jan 9, 2009 on collecting random thoughts at WWdN: In Exile
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I'm a huge hockey fan - have been for almost 35 years. My son plays ice and roller, and referees for both. I don't know how you would actually have the time to fit in hockey, but if you are ever really interested, my son has lots of contacts in several rinks. (You met him at a con in Pasadena several years ago) He plays roller at Planet Hockey in West Covina, which has several thirties teams. He plays ice in Lakewood and Anaheim, and he is on a team with all ages, one being in his forties. Just don't think about playing at the Pasadena Ice Rink. The rink is in terrible shape, and the only time they allow for hockey games is like at midnight!!!! As far as equipment, he used to manage a hockey shop and is still friends with the owner. He could probably hook you up. Email me if you really cannot resist the urge anymore. But as I mentioned earlier, with your busy writing schedule, I don't know how you could possibly include a recreational sport. But hockey DOES get into your blood, doesn't it??? (er.... sorry I mentioned blood.....)
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