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That's such a lovely story. I've always enjoyed it. Thanks, Wil!
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Funny, I thought "oh brilliant. I am always irked by rules lawyers; I must have a hundred tales to tell on the subject." I can't think of any. Not a single one. I think it's been so long since I played D&D at a con (playing with my trusted friends leaves little opportunity for rules-lawyering without the risk of extreme retaliatory mockery) that I only remember the fun stories. I seem to have pushed the rules-lawyering out of my mind to make way for better things, like MC Frontalot lyrics. Lovely shirt, though. Waaaaaaaant! You should also not stop at this. There must be some good jokes to be had at the expense of the Turnip Zombies and the Metagamers.
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Kudos to your very clever DM.
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Well stated, sir.
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*Virtual hugs for everyone* We all need a hug now & then. Thanks, 2003 Wil. Your pain gave us the awesome that is 2010 Wil, and you're not so shabby yourself.
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Hey Wil- I meant to ask, do you have any quirky writer rituals that you do? Does your muse abandon you if you don't have the right tools? I find it difficult to write sitting in front of the computer, and I think it is because I am a Code Monkey by trade. You know "This job fulfilling in creative way...such a load of crap." Yeah, for me totally true. So if I'm trying to actually write I find it impossible to put a sentence together in front of the computer. I have to have a pen & paper, and my handwriting becomes atrocious in a way that it isn't when I am writing down a grocery list. I just wondered. I'm always interested to hear little things like that from very creative people. I find it fascinating how differently different people's brains work. :)
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I have to say that these are some of my favorite posts to read. The everyday simple joys that strike a little muse...that's where it's at. Thanks for sharing.
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Yes! It would, in fact, and I have gone on Demand and Demanded just that. Hopefully all of my geek brothers & sisters will follow suit & get you guys down here in the near future. I guarantee it would be an awesome crowd!
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Since D*C is out because the scheduling makes me sad panda, do you ever come to the Southeast at all? There is an entire contingent of Atlanta geeks that is sorely missing out.
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Yeah, I'm with Jules. It's times like these I'm sad I live on the East Coast & am way too far away from like, everything.
Toggle Commented May 27, 2010 on in which a list is completed at WWdN: In Exile
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Oh wow. Wil + Felicia in my ears = massive amounts of inspired and happy. She is so amazing. My list of people I wish I knew IRL keeps growing. The existence of stuff like RFB and The Guild just makes me so happy; I can't thank you all enough for all your hard work. Also, I'm sure The Goddamnedmotherfucking Bulldozer misses you too.
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Challenger is our generation's JFK. We all remember where we were, what we were doing when it happened. Our school had brought in TVs and we were watching it. Live. It was utter shock and horror. A roomful of 4th and 5th graders, and their teachers all sat transfixed in complete disbelief. I listened to "Stars" by Hum this morning on my way to work. My little send off for Atlantis.
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Awesome. I am so envious of everyone who could go. I have gone onto Demand & demanded w00tstock come to the ATL. East Coast cat can has w00tstock? PLEEEEEZ?
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"Nostalgia Oblongata"...absolutely brilliant. Wil, you have such a gift with words that it is always a pleasure to consume your media in every form. Thanks so much for sharing & just being awesome.
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I would like to add my voice to the chorus of "Geek Fitness, plsthxbai!" That would be SOOOOO awesome. I have a friend who is in the process of trying to lose over 100 lbs, and she would dig the crap outta that. What a fantastically simple and brilliant idea. It shouldn't really come as such a surprise, though, that some of the geek has rubbed off on your wife. Your wife loves YOU, nerd warts and all, and as such it just logically follows that she would have at least a little inner geek in her. Thanks for the post, Wil. It made me smile.
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The wigs really make that whole look. Awesome!
Toggle Commented Apr 30, 2010 on Untitled Trolololo Picture #6 at WWdN: In Exile
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Hot damn! New RFB containing a Muppet Movie cover = Happy, happy day for me! Incidentally, RE: the list of things required for you to do an RFB : #2 (having something interesting to talk about) is not necessary. We'd listen to you talk about whatever shenanigans happen to come to mind at the moment. :) Thanks, Wil. Entertaining as always. Amy
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What's the number of the beast? vivivi Evil geniuses everywhere prefer vi. I *really* miss vi. I know that it's still out there for general use and consumption, but it's just not the same. Those poor emacs and *gasp* pico users didn't know the POWER of the vi side.
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You should have just channeled Evil Wil Wheaton. "Do you *really* think that I'd walk through two department stores setting off alarms for a pair of jeans? Good. You just keep thinking that." BTW, I can see why the scene where Stuart introduced you took several takes. The timing on you turning around & Sheldon popping up like a disturbed Meerkat was brilliant! Have fun with your new jeans!
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Don't do it!! It IS as awful as you remember! Oh the horror...
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One of the great losses I have suffered was that of my classic Galaga cabinet. My mom got it for me used one year for my birthday, and I played the crap out of it. When I moved into a dorm for college, it was given to my nieces without my knowledge and I have tried numerous times in the years to come to get it back from them without success. They don't even play with it anymore, and I believe it may have a short in the display, which could easily be fixed. It's a travesty, to be sure. I miss moving my left hand back and forth while smacking that little red button with my right hand as fast as it would possibly go.
Toggle Commented Apr 5, 2010 on the fountain of youth at WWdN: In Exile
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Such excellent news. I'm glad to see that all of the geeky parts of my universe are starting to come together in nerdly harmony. Incidentally, are there many new characters on Eureka that *aren't* thorns in Fargo's side? That guy's got more thorns than the White House rose garden! Congrats, Wil. Have fun shooting it!
Toggle Commented Apr 5, 2010 on Eureka! at WWdN: In Exile
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If you did, Capt. Jack would probably try to make out with you.
Toggle Commented Apr 5, 2010 on Eureka! at WWdN: In Exile
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Ooooh child! FWIW, even those of us in the 80% still got a grin and a chuckle out of it. So here's my best April Fool's joke ever: My MIL was literally chomping at the bit for grandkids, so we decided to call her up & tell her that I was pregnant. The conversation went on for about 10 minutes before we pulled the "April Fool's" line on her. She was so furious that she hung up. A couple of weeks later we discovered that the joke was on us: I really was pregnant & just didn't know it yet. The following year I called and told her that I'd won the lottery in hopes that I could repeat the magic. It didn't work. Happy April, everyone!
Toggle Commented Apr 1, 2010 on from the vault: april's fool at WWdN: In Exile
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Off topic, but I had to share. I watched the video of the keynote yesterday, and it is stick-to-your-ribs excellent. So much so that in my spin class this morning, the instructor played the theme from Mortal Combat. I found myself while pedaling the bike full speed doing Sub-Zero's special moves and combos with my thumbs on the handlebars. Pavlovian much, Amy? ^_^
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