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Nat_A_Lie
SoFla but my heart is in Ireland
Writer / reporter for Paddy-Whacked Radio News and Ceol Mo Chroí
Interests: the irish. music. books. what else is there?
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I am having surgery this week and I put together my will, because as a parent, I have to be safe rather than sorry. It is a scary, scary thing. I am hoping it will serve like an umbrella in Florida: as long as you have one, you will not need it.
Toggle Commented Feb 3, 2013 on 31 to 1 at Nickerblog
She's gorgeous! Congratulations! I got mail from the Pasadena Humane Society yesterday about the Wiggle Waggle Walk (I live in FL) and I thought of the Wheatons and Seamus. :)
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"Your" picture-circling kid is a leftie, too!
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If this was a thing? I might go see movies more than once (maybe) a year. I would buy movie tickets, watch this PSA, and then leave before the opening credits. Please please do this. Wheaton's Fireside Chats
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I love you so hard that this post made me cry. THIS sort of thing is the reason I have been a fan / supporter / imaginary friend of yours since I was 13. Which is a long time ago, since when I was 13, you were 14. . . :) Thanks for being Wil Wheaton.
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A number of factors keep me from attending events that I would like to attend live, so I think that live stream is one of the best things that the internet has offered the world. Thank you for giving us this intimate look into your creative world. You kept saying it was "stupid" but I loved it. It felt just like it would feel to be at a friend's house, getting the tour of his favorite space, so thanks for that. I did have a much different picture in my head from listening to RFB as to what your workspace looked like, so it will be nice to be able to accurately envision your surroundings when I read / listen to your blogs / books / podcasts. And thank you for offering it as a recorded stream for those of us who COMPLETELY MISSED THE BOAT on the live stream. I would have been really disappointed to miss it entirely. :) Please do more live stream in the future for those of us with crap geography / hostile schedules that don't allow travel / stupid grown-up responsibility crap that gets in the way of getting to do fun things in person.
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This movie was a huge part of my childhood and I want to thank you profusely for the part that you played in making it such a wonderful film. I identified with the character of Gordie, and in my group of friends, that was my role. My best friend Brian was the Chris Chambers of our group (I hung out with all guys back then, and I still prefer hanging out with the guys). We had a Vern and Teddy, too, but many different guys took on their personas at different times and under different circumstances. Last night, after learning that yesterday was the 25th anniversary, I did what I have been dying to do since I first got the movie on DVD: I shared the film with my children. I was always concerned that some of the subject matter was too mature and I didn't want the language to be repeated. However, this movie is too special and sacred to not share, and I thought the occasion the perfect one to do so. My children (who have long heard me talk about Wil Wheaton and who have been exposed to many of your other projects) thanked me when the movie was over. They loved the film, too, and I loved being able to watch it with them. My son is 12 (going on 13) and my daughter is a little over 10. Thank you for being a special part of my childhood (and adulthood!) that I can share with my kids. And happy birthday to Anne.
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Nat_A_Lie added a favorite at WWdN: In Exile
Aug 9, 2011
I am terribly sorry that you had an experience such as that. I hate that people behave that way toward "celebrities" (I dislike that term) and I hate that people feel that because a person has a high-profile job, they automatically become a commodity and should expect to be bought and sold and put on display. I am glad, though, that you recognize that there are many more of your "fans" (another term of which I am not overly fond) who respect you as a creative person as well as a regular person, and I hope that this experience does not scare you away from interacting with and meeting your "fans" in appropriate settings. It is my hope (and has been since I was 13) that someday I will meet you in an appropriate setting and get to share that moment where respect and admiration is imparted and everyone walks away happier. Until then, I wish you only good dealings with the general populace. I am glad you shared this story. You need apologize to no one.
Toggle Commented Jul 26, 2011 on if you cut me, i will bleed at WWdN: In Exile
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While I feel for your pain, I do have to commend your ability to turn your suffering into enjoyment for the rest of us. Another hilarious post! "Lane, Feed the cat."
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I love you for writing things that confirm that I am not a total frakking weirdo when my mind Walter Mittys on me. You are the best.
Toggle Commented Jul 5, 2011 on long line of cars at WWdN: In Exile
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When my friends and I were in elementary school, we made up a dance to "Private Eyes" (CLAP) and put on a show for our friends and family. Thanks for bringing back THOSE memories. (CLAPCLAP) And now, I will have this song in my head all day. (CLAP) Also ILUOMG you're so hilarious. :)
Toggle Commented Jul 5, 2011 on tamed by the purr of a jaguar at WWdN: In Exile
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I have to say that, while I found 1 - 10 very enjoyable, every little bit of #11 made me want to put my house on the market just so that I could Paypal every penny of its sale to you.
Toggle Commented May 17, 2011 on Various things I want you to know at WWdN: In Exile
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I believe it just sprung from a random tweet Wil made when he went to Canada to work on Eureka. I could be wrong. It happens often. :P
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James Dean, having lost his mother his mother to cancer when he was 9 and being essentially abandoned by his father who couldn't care for him (he was left to live with his paternal aunt and her husband), likely suffered from abandonment issues and unresolved separation anxiety that caused him to feel loneliness even when not alone. By most accounts, he was depressive and childlike in his mentality. I, like you, hope that to some degree, he was able to enjoy the success of his films. His wonderful acting brought such joy to others that I hope he was able to feel happiness as a result of his creations. Thanks for writing this. ♥
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I wrote this long blog entry in 2003 about what Stand By Me meant to me my entire life. It's still one of the movies I quote frequently. It's not just a part of my childhood, it's a part of me. Thank you so much for making that film.
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That's a beautiful and touching story. Thanks for sharing it with us. . .again. :)
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"galsses"?? Admit it. You're drinking now. ;)
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What a tantalizing collection! I just had to chime in to say that while reading your README file, I could HEAR your cheesy 50's announcer voice booming it out in my head. YOU, SIR, HAVE MADE MY DAY!
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. . .which might be any day now!
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You are such a con tease.
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I wanna know what Pyke did! *throws money at you*
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'Muggle"!!?? My love for you just grows and grows.
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You, Sir, have a lovely family. Anne looks like Frida Kahlo. She is awesome.
Toggle Commented Jan 18, 2011 on In which I am a proud father at WWdN: In Exile
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It looks like you stopped yourself from breaking up your parents to win that bowling match just in time, there, Marty. WHERE DID YOUR HAND GO?
Toggle Commented Jan 15, 2011 on Happy New Year. I'm on a boat. at WWdN: In Exile
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