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Warning: off topic: For all you beer brewers (and lovers): There is a petition asking the White House to release its recipe for beer. Yup... Obama apparently has them turning the White House kitchen into a brewery (NTTAWWT). Knowing Wil's got a bunch o' beer-makers reading his blog - I figured it would be okay to post this message. If not, Wil can come visit me in South Florida and slap me on the wrist. Then I can buy him that Guiness I promised him, so very long ago. Petition is here: https://petitions.whitehouse.gov/petition/release-recipe-honey-ale-home-brewed-white-house/XkpkYwc0
Toggle Commented Aug 22, 2012 on A few pictures from GenCon at WWdN: In Exile
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To Everyone: A wonderful site called Letters of Note recently added a gem of a letter written by a NASA Director (in 1970). He was answering a letter received from a nun. She questioned the priorities of a government spending so much money on space exploration rather than feeding and clothing the hungry. His response is a must-read. http://www.lettersofnote.com/2012/08/why-explore-space.html
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Wil: RE: The comic book: I try to watch you on TV, I would love to drink your beer, but I am primarily interested in Wil Wheaton the "Author". I have purchased (I think) everything you have in written form. Call me an eclectic reader, call me a fan, just don't call me late fo... oh well... you know that old joke. Point is: I have not been able to keep up with The Guild. I have not seen esiodes past season one or two. As a fan of Wil Wheaton, "The Author," I would love to read the comic book. Maybe I will. Maybe I won't. Yes - you should write for a particular audience (yourself, foremost; the selected audience, secondmost). But don't exclude the rest of us. An expositionary page at the front of the book could easily be skipped by the Wil Wheaton "The Actor on The Guild" fans, while serving to bring we fans of Wil Wheaton "The Author" up to speed. I realize that the critics can be sphincters at times. But the good ones are just trying to help you learn how to be a more successful writer. Yeah - It's cool to see your work in print - but wouldn't it be cooler if they have to do several reprints and then they ask you back to create more stories? Can't you make your "The Guild" fans happy AND be more successful.
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Tjedgar: You make some good points. Has anybody really done legitimate research to see how these technolongies have affected the entertainment companies (from a financial perspective)? I mean - geee - The Avengers just made a bajillion dollars and the movie companies keep green-lighting hugely budgeted pictures. I'm under the impression that they're not exactly hurting. I can't speak of the music producers, but are they all going broke? Let's prioritize the businesses we're worrying about. I, for one, would worry more about the health of banks that the damned entertainment industry.
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Wil, Saw you on Big Bang last night. Fun episode (as always) but it looks like the writers are turning you back into Evil Wil. I mean - come on - posting something so revealing? That was mean. Wish they'd give you more to do - like your own spin-off... "The Evil Wil Show." (Don't forget to come and get your Guiness next time your near Fort Laudedale. I keep reminding you, but you keep forgetting. Man. You must be getting old.)
Toggle Commented Apr 27, 2012 on Why are you saying it that way? at WWdN: In Exile
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Wil, Please tell the story of how Velvet Wesley (and anything else you may have provided) got into the show. Was this your idea? I literally howled and my 82 year old mom just gave me this funny look. I had to explain it during a commercial break so's not to talk over the preponderance of funny lines. You and Brent were great! I also liked how educational this episode was. I'd never known you could do such things with those action figures! (Ohhh what I could do with a Dr. Crusher figure...)
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Wil - I know that write-in and Change.org type campaigns rarely work to revive a show. But is anyone even trying to organize something like that? Eureka has been my favorite thing about Mondays (which, for the most part, suck). The show manages to have serious consequences for its characters without ever forgeting the humorous side. This must be very hard to pull off on any show. You and the rest of the cast, crew, writers and directors manage to do this admirably. Eureka definitely deserves another chance.
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Okay, Wil - here's what we need to do: First, you hold a beer naming contest. (Critical Hit sounds fine to me, technogamy, but the choice belongs to Ryan and Wil. Wil: you need many more ideas from which you may select.) Once named, you have a label design contest. Winners need receive nothing other than bragging rights. Make up any other rules you see fit (such as: "Any label design that includes an image of any personage wearing a clown sweater will be immediately disqualified").
Toggle Commented Aug 24, 2011 on Ryan and I totally made this. at WWdN: In Exile
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I "third" the P.O. Box option. Not going to any of these conventions anytime soon, unless you can come to one in Florida (yeah. Right). I'm not sure what dice I have left, but I'm sure I have something to send. I'd love to add to your collection. It's just one way I feel that I can support you and your work (in addition to buying your books, audiobooks you've voiced (not yet, but maybe, soon), and watching your appearances on TV. (I even watch most of the commercials. since that's (unltimately) what pays your salary). I'd send you the Guinness I owe you, but that would defeat the purpose of a face-to-face meeting, enticing you to sit with me for a few minutes and talk about some inane things. It's probably also illegal. Not talking about inane things - sending alcoholic beverages to a P.O. Box.
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