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The "no touching" rule makes me a little sad, BUT: I've only ever been to Blizzcon, and don't expect to have another con opportunity until my kids are grown; AND, I have a TERRIBLE cold right now, so I'm very sympathetic... I never want to touch people again! Also, I have a few games I LOVE, but not sure if they're Tabletop worthy. "Zombies!!!" is a lot of fun, as are the expansion packs. "Robo Rally" is hilarious, but complicated. What would be a lot of fun would be a "Retro Gaming" episode of table top... you could do "Hero Quest"!
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Happy Birthday, Wil!
Toggle Commented Jul 29, 2012 on Happy Don't Be A Dick Day! at WWdN: In Exile
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As an English major, I'm kind of ashamed to realize that I pronounce Gallant as "Gul- lont" in my head.
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WOW! I had no idea that the folks at Highlights were so cool! but now that I think of it, I guess they have to be! (He said, suddenly realizing that the "highlight's" authors from his childhood were probably retired and long since replaced by folks his own age) I also cursed the heavens when I found a filled out issue at the dentist... so much that my Mom finally ordered a subscription! The only trouble is that I'd play with the magazine instead of doing my homework.....
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Jonathan swift would be proud! (That's a "Modest Proposal" reference) My mother divorced my birth father when I was less then a year old, and married the man I would know as my father before I was 2. Even though we aren't genetically related, he will always be my "real" father, even though he and my mother divorced several years ago now. I eventually met my birth father in my twenties, and the most surprising thing was not how alike we were, but how this man embodied all of my negative traits! Reflecting back, I realized that I had come further in my life with the same bag of troubles than my birth father had in twice the time, and it was mostly due to the man who raised me. The things he taught me, and the love he showed me, helped me overcome many things. He'll always be my "real" Father, and I am thankful for him and all those people in the world who don't believe blood to be the only thing that defines family. Good job Wil!
Toggle Commented Jul 7, 2012 on A troubling realization at WWdN: In Exile
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that totally went into my bookmarks. Thanks Steve!
Toggle Commented Jul 5, 2012 on In which Anne and I make beer at WWdN: In Exile
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I'll definitely have to check that out. Thanks!
Toggle Commented Jul 5, 2012 on In which Anne and I make beer at WWdN: In Exile
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I've been struggling to find an activity that my wife and I enjoy... I guess that may have to wait till our kids are grown and gone! You lucky empty nester! Also, here's a question I'm apparently far to lazy to look up... is there a non-alcoholic alternative to beer making?
Toggle Commented Jul 5, 2012 on In which Anne and I make beer at WWdN: In Exile
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Ok, I definitely want one.... But chances are it will be chewed on by my 6 month old at some point. Any chance it can double as a Baby chew toy without suffering any long term damage (to either the doll or your pride)?
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Wil, have you seen this yet? The fact is, if this happened, I would totally take your word for it! http://www.the-gutters.com/comic/284-jeff-zornow
Toggle Commented Apr 28, 2012 on Why are you saying it that way? at WWdN: In Exile
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A laugh track/ dramatic score.
Toggle Commented Mar 14, 2012 on Things every person should have at WWdN: In Exile
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Thanks Wil. I've been thinking about this all day, and you've captured how I feel exactly.
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Congrats Wil! I've only been reading for about a year, but I hope to be able to check in with you for years to come! Also- Any chance of you talking Felecia Day into conning some Avengers news out of Joss? Maybe she can sneak you onto set so you can share some news with us! Sorry, I'm really excited... there's no way I'm making it to May!
Toggle Commented Aug 28, 2011 on 3652 days later... at WWdN: In Exile
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Wil- This post just made me realize just how many "jerk" roles you've played in the last couple years, especially given your motto (though admittedly, they're all awesome jerks)! Through you're blog, though, I've learned that you're an exceptionally nice guy. Is it hard for you to do these roles that are so against your nature? Or do these roles allow you to free the "Jerk" every so often and let off some steam so you can be that nice guy the rest of the time?
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I'm sorry, Will. That's a prime example of why people PISS me off. Typically, when I have run into a celebrity, I give them a wide birth and at most give a wave. I figure that I like being an anonymous person in public, everyone has the right to the same. PS> I can totally see Felicia doing that! She is so cool and sweet. I met her at Blizzcon at the guild booth a couple years ago, and not only did she chat with me, take a picture AND make a video message for a friend, she later visited the blog I posted about it and left a super nice comment (basically "I'm sorry I don't specifically remember you, but I'm so glad you had a great time" but way more politically correct, lol). Anyway, if more people were like you a Felicia, I think the world would be a less annoying place. (that really is a compliment, lol)
Toggle Commented Jul 26, 2011 on if you cut me, i will bleed at WWdN: In Exile
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Very cool! You know, it's funny you picked now to start this up... There was a show on NPR just the other day about home brewing, and they actually explained the whole history and process. I think it was "all things considered" but I'm not sure... it's the show that's on right around 9:30-ish in the morning. I would consider trying it, however, my son is only three, and I doubt the wife would approve of home brewing as a Father/Son activity. As for names, how about a "Instant Courage Ale" (+20 to courage, and -10 to charisma)?
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