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OMG! Just saw the flick and it was FRIGGING AWESOME!!! I agree with Wil. I want to see it again and very soon! My mom and I were high fiving the whole movie. How cool is that? (My mom is 57 and I am 38) There we were...giggling like two high school girls and high-fiving. Great night.
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Wil, Just when I thought, "he couldn't get any cuter or cooler..." You go and do it! Yay for your interview. I used to live in LA and KTLA interviews are often like yours. The poor interviewee has to sit and try to navigate an "interview" between themselves and four or five interviewers! Terrible. But you handled it like a pro! Man, I really wish I lived in LA just for the weekend of the Festival of Books just so I could come and see you speak. But alas, I do not. I will have to just be happy with reading all your books and reading your blog. Thanks so much for being you! Your writing really cheers me up! And I totally get your teeth thing. I had braces as a teen and now as a 38 yr old, they totally moved!!!! I now have a few gaps where my teeth spread out so I have to find a more permanent solution. Sigh. I heard Invisilign does work.
Toggle Commented Apr 28, 2009 on hey, look, that's me! at WWdN: In Exile
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OMG! I have always been a bit of a fangirl when it comes to you in STNG and then of course your blog, but I have to say...BRAVO! Criminal Minds, which is one of my fav shows, you were GREAT! A little Norman Bates meets Annie Wilkes (psycho kiler not stalker fan) I am SOOO glad to see you play something other than the nice guy, normal guy, the geeky guy... I bet it was so fun playing "outside the box". Again, great job and look forward to seeing you in more "dangerous guys." kind of parts. I lost focus and forgot that you were "Wil Wheaton" and thought, "Shit, he is scary." Good job ACTING! What a good performance.
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OMG! I have always been a bit of a fangirl when it comes to you in STNG and then of course your blog, but I have to say...BRAVO! Criminal Minds, which is one of my fav shows, you were GREAT! A little Norman Bates meets Annie Wilkes (psycho kiler not stalker fan) I am SOOO glad to see you play something other than the nice guy, normal guy, the geeky guy... I bet it was so fun playing "outside the box". Again, great job and look forward to seeing you in more "dangerous guys." kind of parts. I lost focus and forgot that you were "Wil Wheaton" and thought, "Shit, he is scary." Good job ACTING! What a good performance.
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You have it so right! I saw Sting and Annie Lennox a few years ago at the Bowl and got lucky that there weren't wasted people around me but before the show and during (like a bathroom break) the "older" people were pissed drunk! So embarrassing. These people looked and dressed well but somehow it's like they thought, "I make lots of money. I'm gonna get fucked up!" I was disgusted. I mean...It was supposed to be a pleasant Sting concert! I am seeing Robert Plant and Alison Kraus in a few weeks and if that nonsense continues there, I'm gonna say something. Screw it. They're not gonna ruin my night with Robert Plant!
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You have it so right! I saw Sting and Annie Lennox a few years ago at the Bowl and got lucky that there weren't wasted people around me but before the show and during (like a bathroom break) the "older" people were pissed drunk! So embarrassing. These people looked and dressed well but somehow it's like they thought, "I make lots of money. I'm gonna get fucked up!" I was disgusted. I mean...It was supposed to be a pleasant Sting concert! I am seeing Robert Plant and Alison Kraus in a few weeks and if that nonsense continues there, I'm gonna say something. Screw it. They're not gonna ruin my night with Robert Plant!
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Wil, Just go for it. I remember reading the bits of the short stories/fiction that you would post and felt absolutely blown away by it. So maybe you won't be up on Gaiman's level when you first write, but who cares? Every writer has to take that first step. You've already taken yours. You started with a blog and have completed THREE books. Not very many people can say that. Perhaps while blogging, keep a dream journal and a separate place for your other writing. Daydream of characters and situations and like others mentioned before...jump in with both hands and feet. You won't know unless you try and as an artist, you have to scratch that itch.
Toggle Commented Oct 16, 2007 on trudging through fog at WWdN: In Exile
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Wil, Just go for it. I remember reading the bits of the short stories/fiction that you would post and felt absolutely blown away by it. So maybe you won't be up on Gaiman's level when you first write, but who cares? Every writer has to take that first step. You've already taken yours. You started with a blog and have completed THREE books. Not very many people can say that. Perhaps while blogging, keep a dream journal and a separate place for your other writing. Daydream of characters and situations and like others mentioned before...jump in with both hands and feet. You won't know unless you try and as an artist, you have to scratch that itch.
Toggle Commented Oct 16, 2007 on trudging through fog at WWdN: In Exile
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As a person who has seen that happen too often in movie theaters, I now say something to the parents. After seeing two little children screaming at War of the Worlds (I know, not because of Tom...), I finally leaned over and said, "don't you think you should take them out of here?" And finally, after sullen looks from the parents, they relented and left after 3/4 of the movie was over. They are merely selfish people who not only do not care about others in movie theaters but their OWN children. BTW, is it permissible to beat up teenagers when they are CONSTANTLY texting during a movie? I mean, why did you pay $10 to get in a movie to text your friend sitting at the end of the aisle? Those friggin' LCD lights take my attention off the screen and drive me bonkers Yep, I'm turning into my mother/grandmother and will now start carrying the "big" purse and just start whomping people on the head with it from now on.
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As a person who has seen that happen too often in movie theaters, I now say something to the parents. After seeing two little children screaming at War of the Worlds (I know, not because of Tom...), I finally leaned over and said, "don't you think you should take them out of here?" And finally, after sullen looks from the parents, they relented and left after 3/4 of the movie was over. They are merely selfish people who not only do not care about others in movie theaters but their OWN children. BTW, is it permissible to beat up teenagers when they are CONSTANTLY texting during a movie? I mean, why did you pay $10 to get in a movie to text your friend sitting at the end of the aisle? Those friggin' LCD lights take my attention off the screen and drive me bonkers Yep, I'm turning into my mother/grandmother and will now start carrying the "big" purse and just start whomping people on the head with it from now on.
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Completely off topic here...(sorry!) But I know you love all things pirate and thought I'd let you know that the next two weekends are the PIrate Weekends at the Socal Renaissance Faire. And back to the subject of writing, I used to write poetry and found that, for me, it was easier expressing my emotions than writing fiction. Like you, I often dream of writing the next great novel or screenplay. Sigh. But as some others mention, maybe all it takes is a little practice (along with a little genius).
Toggle Commented Apr 19, 2007 on "man, i wish i could do that!" at WWdN: In Exile
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Completely off topic here...(sorry!) But I know you love all things pirate and thought I'd let you know that the next two weekends are the PIrate Weekends at the Socal Renaissance Faire. And back to the subject of writing, I used to write poetry and found that, for me, it was easier expressing my emotions than writing fiction. Like you, I often dream of writing the next great novel or screenplay. Sigh. But as some others mention, maybe all it takes is a little practice (along with a little genius).
Toggle Commented Apr 19, 2007 on "man, i wish i could do that!" at WWdN: In Exile
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My boyfriend will have my head (no pun intended) if I don't say "Army of Darkness" since I was the one who introduced him to it. However, I am now a huge fan of Shaun of the Dead!
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My boyfriend will have my head (no pun intended) if I don't say "Army of Darkness" since I was the one who introduced him to it. However, I am now a huge fan of Shaun of the Dead!
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I am completely off topic here: but I know you are "fan" of air guitar and I saw that this won at the SXSW Fest and is coming to LA on MArch 30th. http://www.airguitarnation.com/new/
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I am completely off topic here: but I know you are "fan" of air guitar and I saw that this won at the SXSW Fest and is coming to LA on MArch 30th. http://www.airguitarnation.com/new/
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Thank you! Thank you! Thank you! Thank you! For many of my family who are "practicing Christians" this comes directly to the point. Jesus, for many, was teaching people of a new way to love their neighbor. A really new way of looking at peace on the planet and now some idiots think "peace sign=hippie=devil" Ugh. Thank you for pointing out that many Christians practice what they preach.
Toggle Commented Nov 29, 2006 on Seriously. What would Jesus do? at WWdN: In Exile
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Thank you! Thank you! Thank you! Thank you! For many of my family who are "practicing Christians" this comes directly to the point. Jesus, for many, was teaching people of a new way to love their neighbor. A really new way of looking at peace on the planet and now some idiots think "peace sign=hippie=devil" Ugh. Thank you for pointing out that many Christians practice what they preach.
Toggle Commented Nov 29, 2006 on Seriously. What would Jesus do? at WWdN: In Exile
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Man! I will say this over and over until I run out of breath! You are a great writer! I could see everything from your story in my mind's eye. And the part about Stripper Cowboy Hat...I laughed out loud here at work with all eyes then upon me wondering how "work" could be so funny. Busted! After a hot and kind of blah day, thanks so much for bringing a little laughter into my day. Good luck!
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Man! I will say this over and over until I run out of breath! You are a great writer! I could see everything from your story in my mind's eye. And the part about Stripper Cowboy Hat...I laughed out loud here at work with all eyes then upon me wondering how "work" could be so funny. Busted! After a hot and kind of blah day, thanks so much for bringing a little laughter into my day. Good luck!
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Wil, Thanks for mentioning that movie. Honestly, when I was a kid I couldn't stand to watch those "old" movies. But one Sunday, bored, I came across Sunset Boulevard and was hooked. I didn't know "old" movies could be so good. Since then became an extreme film buff which led me to film school. I highly recommend to anyone and everyone that they start checking out the classics because that is what they are.
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Wil, Thanks for mentioning that movie. Honestly, when I was a kid I couldn't stand to watch those "old" movies. But one Sunday, bored, I came across Sunset Boulevard and was hooked. I didn't know "old" movies could be so good. Since then became an extreme film buff which led me to film school. I highly recommend to anyone and everyone that they start checking out the classics because that is what they are.
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Wil, I couldn't agree with you more! I have been a lifelong fan of reading and books. However, my job is to read TV scripts (non-fiction, thank god...) all day and frankly, my eyes get too tired. I began to notice this past year that I was growing depressed coming home from work, night after night, making dinner, eating it and watching the crap that they put out there. I started watching more news, PBS and Discovery Channel (though I LOVE Family Guy too!) I began to feel a little better and decided since my local library is only 2 blocks away why not walk there and check out a few books? It was like I had found an old friend again. I am now up to reading a lot more, even if for a half hour or hour before bedtime. I and my boyfriend feel like turning off the TV has been good for us. He has discovered fishing again. Maybe we can all just start by turning off a little bit at a time?
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Wil, I couldn't agree with you more! I have been a lifelong fan of reading and books. However, my job is to read TV scripts (non-fiction, thank god...) all day and frankly, my eyes get too tired. I began to notice this past year that I was growing depressed coming home from work, night after night, making dinner, eating it and watching the crap that they put out there. I started watching more news, PBS and Discovery Channel (though I LOVE Family Guy too!) I began to feel a little better and decided since my local library is only 2 blocks away why not walk there and check out a few books? It was like I had found an old friend again. I am now up to reading a lot more, even if for a half hour or hour before bedtime. I and my boyfriend feel like turning off the TV has been good for us. He has discovered fishing again. Maybe we can all just start by turning off a little bit at a time?
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