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Wil, I've been reading your blog for almost 10 years (probably more like 9 and a 1/2) and it goes without saying that I have appreciated reading it virtually every time I checked in. There are ALL kinds of people in this world that will be negative and shoot you down, no matter what kind of venture you're in, or what kind of opinion you may have. All of us who have been here with you for the last 10 years or so have enjoyed sharing your stories. Keep them coming.
Toggle Commented Aug 25, 2011 on 3652 days later... at WWdN: In Exile
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Wil - this story is one of my favorites! You're not the only one who's done something embarrassing when put in the spotlight. Still, this is a great memory.
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I feel that Twitter will never replace the real, substantial content that you do on this website. Well, I certainly *hope* that you never reduce your viewpoints down to a one-sentence 'soundbite', anyway. You've done some excellent work here, and I've been reading your writing (and have bought your books) over the last ten years or so. It sort of troubles me to read that you don't enjoy writing as much about your more recent successes, as your past struggles. I've actually enjoyed the change. In any case, hopefully you will get past this crossroads of sorts in your development as a writer.
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I was 12 years old, sitting in my school library's computer room, typing away on an Apple II for whatever classroom assignment I happened to be working on that day. I remember our librarian suddenly running straight through the computer room, to the A/V storage area, and then wheeling out a t.v./vcr combo. This was enough for me to want to know what was going on, so I went outside of the room and into the library. One of our teachers, who was allegedly a finalist in the teacher in space program, was running down the hallway just outside of the library, in tears. Then the librarian turned on the television, and of course that was the only thing that was on the news. This is easily the earliest "Do You Remember Where You Were When.." moment in my life.
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I was in 8th grade, sitting in my school library's storage area, with all of the other Apple II computers, clackitying away - until I noticed one of the teachers who was actually a (relatively) high finalist in the teacher in space program just run right by. The school librarian came in a few moments later, and mentioned that there had been an accident on the shuttle launch. I remember walking very quietly out into the main area of the library, and watching the aftermath of the accident with about 15 other people. We were all completely transfixed. I do not know if school was cancelled, but noone was able to get their minds off of the accident for the rest of the day. I hope that the space program is able to continue on and prosper in some future form.
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Hi Will. For what it's worth, I was really disappointed when your TV Squad posts stopped appearing, and I was always wondering whether or not your reviews would continue on your site. But, your decision to publish them all together (in book form, for me) is very much welcome. Looking forward to Vol 2.
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Wil, you've inspired me to go out and replace my now empty bottle of Glenmorangie with a new one of Laphroaig. Glad to hear the good news about the new writing project.
Toggle Commented Jan 7, 2008 on a little celebration is in order at WWdN: In Exile
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Hi Will, if I lived anywhere near LA I would've been over there in heartbeat yesterday. In lieu of location, I bought two t-shirts yesterday.
Toggle Commented Dec 11, 2007 on Star Trek alumni support the WGA at WWdN: In Exile
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Hi Will, while I am not extensively read in apocalyptic fiction, my absolute favorite in this genre is "The Stand" by Stephen King. I think it's also one of the best novels for aspiring writers to read if they are interested in reading a book with numerous well-written characters.
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