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Well, TNG is how *Sheldon* relates to Wil, so it all makes sense in context. But yeah, Wil's just this geek, you know?
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No, no. It's going to be "twitonmyface", after the merger of myspace and facebook joins forces with twitter. http://www.stephenfry.com/2009/11/14/twillionth/ I nth the praise for 11001001. It's a really excellent episode, and Minuet made at least as much impression on me as she did on Riker.
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Yet another way to send care packages to deployed soldiers: Books for Soldiers -- Care Packages for the Mind Because you will be getting personal requests and personal information (names and addresses) from soldiers, you do need to do a bit more paperwork than for some other sites, but I think it's well worth it to connect a bit with someone who likes the sort of books (and movies) you do and share that with them.
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Finally watched this. Awesome. Of course for TBBT you're worth promoting, Wil. They debate Wolverine's origins and recite the rules of Rock Paper Scissors Lizard Spock. It's not like this is some procedural or something. ;-) Okay, keeping expectations low, I know this will rock. Because it's an awesome show that knows geeks to the core, and you know geeks to the core, and you had fun making it together. So we'll have fun watching it. Can't wait! (Will you be watching an east coast feed or waiting three hours?)
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The links already don't work, to clear up a bit of confusion upstream. The guy still has links to the hosting site, hotfile.com, on his journal entry, but the links now give you "This file is either removed due to copyright claim or is deleted by the uploader." A win already, but if they would disable his account completely that would obviously be better. Because all the other media are still there to be downloaded.
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* We are Whovians, and proud of it! That's what my public television station told me starting in 1978. * Genesis of the Daleks is indeed one of the truly classic serials of Doctor Who. There are others as good, but not many. You'll notice the Doctor's hesitation in killing the organic part of the Daleks... it's a fascinating contrast to Eccleston's and Tennant's Doctors' attitudes toward the Daleks, but no more of that as you seem not to have watched those seasons yet, unlike many who are discovering classic Who after devouring the new stuff and wanting more. * Opinions are gonna vary on the 80s thing. I'm going to say that only the Colin Baker seasons (1984, 85, 86) had that disease. * Oh yes. Favorite Doctors, favorite companions, favorite actor playing the Master, all of that. In my opinion, Tom Baker's seasons reward watching every single story far more than any other season until Eccleston's arrival. (Eccleston is my new favorite Doctor--it was always Baker until now.) I've got a theory that script editor Robert Holmes is what I really liked about that period. He was in charge for most of Tom Baker's first four seasons, and out of all that there are only 6 or 10 episodes I consider you might as well skip, and hey, at that point why not go for completeness (especially for his first season, which is one continuous storyline). So yeah, start with Robot and keep going! Seconding the recommendation of Blake's 7, which was my favorite sci fi series until Babylon 5. (Doctor Who is somehow in its own category that they are not measured against.) It's available on Region 2 DVD, but don't Google for information about the series or you'll be exposed to the major, infamous "Luke, I am your father" spoiler of the series. (For some reason I've again had to switch from FF to IE to post this.)
Toggle Commented Dec 30, 2007 on genesis of the daleks at WWdN: In Exile
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* We are Whovians, and proud of it! That's what my public television station told me starting in 1978. * Genesis of the Daleks is indeed one of the truly classic serials of Doctor Who. There are others as good, but not many. You'll notice the Doctor's hesitation in killing the organic part of the Daleks... it's a fascinating contrast to Eccleston's and Tennant's Doctors' attitudes toward the Daleks, but no more of that as you seem not to have watched those seasons yet, unlike many who are discovering classic Who after devouring the new stuff and wanting more. * Opinions are gonna vary on the 80s thing. I'm going to say that only the Colin Baker seasons (1984, 85, 86) had that disease. * Oh yes. Favorite Doctors, favorite companions, favorite actor playing the Master, all of that. In my opinion, Tom Baker's seasons reward watching every single story far more than any other season until Eccleston's arrival. (Eccleston is my new favorite Doctor--it was always Baker until now.) I've got a theory that script editor Robert Holmes is what I really liked about that period. He was in charge for most of Tom Baker's first four seasons, and out of all that there are only 6 or 10 episodes I consider you might as well skip, and hey, at that point why not go for completeness (especially for his first season, which is one continuous storyline). So yeah, start with Robot and keep going! Seconding the recommendation of Blake's 7, which was my favorite sci fi series until Babylon 5. (Doctor Who is somehow in its own category that they are not measured against.) It's available on Region 2 DVD, but don't Google for information about the series or you'll be exposed to the major, infamous "Luke, I am your father" spoiler of the series. (For some reason I've again had to switch from FF to IE to post this.)
Toggle Commented Dec 30, 2007 on genesis of the daleks at WWdN: In Exile
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Congratulations, Wil. I'm looking forward to seeing the episode almost as much as I'm looking forward to the new book. Numb3rs is a great show, and the TiVo makes sure I never miss it. A bit of geeky Numb3rs coverage from NPR's Science Friday can be downloaded from their podcast page here . Anybody hunting that down may also be interested in the segment on American girls and math further down the page--the guests include Danica McKellar, who's become an excellent math evangelist. (If anyone's actually looking at this more than a couple weeks for now, look for the Numb3rs segment in the October 2007 archive and the other in September 2007.)
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Congratulations, Wil. I'm looking forward to seeing the episode almost as much as I'm looking forward to the new book. Numb3rs is a great show, and the TiVo makes sure I never miss it. A bit of geeky Numb3rs coverage from NPR's Science Friday can be downloaded from their podcast page here . Anybody hunting that down may also be interested in the segment on American girls and math further down the page--the guests include Danica McKellar, who's become an excellent math evangelist. (If anyone's actually looking at this more than a couple weeks for now, look for the Numb3rs segment in the October 2007 archive and the other in September 2007.)
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*takes the close-quote in her previous comment and drags it back nine words where it belongs*
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*takes the close-quote in her previous comment and drags it back nine words where it belongs*
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I'd absolutely join in on a WWdN tournament. And the only reason I haven't bought teh audiobook is that I was wondering whether I could purchase it and the next book together, but was too lame to get around to asking. It looks like they go via totally different channels, so there's may answer and soon you'll see my money for both! (Hmm, why do I have to both log in to typekey and repeat my info here to post? That wasn't always the case. Okay, now I'm trying to post in IE because in Firefox I got "please correct the error in the form below, then press post to post your comment, but it didn't mark any field as in error". Hmph.)
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I'd absolutely join in on a WWdN tournament. And the only reason I haven't bought teh audiobook is that I was wondering whether I could purchase it and the next book together, but was too lame to get around to asking. It looks like they go via totally different channels, so there's may answer and soon you'll see my money for both! (Hmm, why do I have to both log in to typekey and repeat my info here to post? That wasn't always the case. Okay, now I'm trying to post in IE because in Firefox I got "please correct the error in the form below, then press post to post your comment, but it didn't mark any field as in error". Hmph.)
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Thanks for the end bold tag, Craig. I thought I was gonna have to do that myself. Wil, you're one of the best public speakers I've had the pleasure to hear (at BARGE and book-touring in Boston) and I'm sure you will be fine. I know you have had the experience of somewhat hostile audiences but I think certain Trek cons were likely to be the extreme of that, not a representative sampling. If that's not reassuring, think about it math-geek style: there are tens of thousands of attendees, many of whom are truly your people. Who's going to actually be in the room with you, responding to your speech? They're almost entirely going to be the self-selected part of the convention who know you and feel a commonality with you. Not that it isn't great that you're making an effort to tailor your speech to your audience, but please don't stress over it. You'll be great.
Toggle Commented Aug 21, 2007 on PAX Panic at WWdN: In Exile
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Thanks for the end bold tag, Craig. I thought I was gonna have to do that myself. Wil, you're one of the best public speakers I've had the pleasure to hear (at BARGE and book-touring in Boston) and I'm sure you will be fine. I know you have had the experience of somewhat hostile audiences but I think certain Trek cons were likely to be the extreme of that, not a representative sampling. If that's not reassuring, think about it math-geek style: there are tens of thousands of attendees, many of whom are truly your people. Who's going to actually be in the room with you, responding to your speech? They're almost entirely going to be the self-selected part of the convention who know you and feel a commonality with you. Not that it isn't great that you're making an effort to tailor your speech to your audience, but please don't stress over it. You'll be great.
Toggle Commented Aug 21, 2007 on PAX Panic at WWdN: In Exile
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I'm just here as a regular WWdN reader, and have only been on the fringes of the FanLib thing. I don't write fanfic, though I do read it. I believe FanLib does a fine, reasonable thing with their contests that are network- or show-sponsored. But I think they've severely misstepped in the other side of the company, in trying to create a bridge between the media producers and the fanfic, which has a questionable legal status and for which the fannish rule has long been *DON'T* bring it to the attention of the celebrities. See the comments in response to Chris Williams at the URL below for a good sampling of objections to the current state of things, not just the earlier TOS. http://www.henryjenkins.org/2007/05/chris_williams_respond_to_our.html (And yes, Mr. Williams did a pretty asshole thing in my estimation by telling some fanfic writers he was prepared to talk with them and never coming back to actually address their questions, instead talking to Henry Jenkins on account of his academic credentials. Way to make friends and influence people, guy.)
Toggle Commented Jun 15, 2007 on a good year to be a trekkie at WWdN: In Exile
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I'm just here as a regular WWdN reader, and have only been on the fringes of the FanLib thing. I don't write fanfic, though I do read it. I believe FanLib does a fine, reasonable thing with their contests that are network- or show-sponsored. But I think they've severely misstepped in the other side of the company, in trying to create a bridge between the media producers and the fanfic, which has a questionable legal status and for which the fannish rule has long been *DON'T* bring it to the attention of the celebrities. See the comments in response to Chris Williams at the URL below for a good sampling of objections to the current state of things, not just the earlier TOS. http://www.henryjenkins.org/2007/05/chris_williams_respond_to_our.html (And yes, Mr. Williams did a pretty asshole thing in my estimation by telling some fanfic writers he was prepared to talk with them and never coming back to actually address their questions, instead talking to Henry Jenkins on account of his academic credentials. Way to make friends and influence people, guy.)
Toggle Commented Jun 15, 2007 on a good year to be a trekkie at WWdN: In Exile
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And I join the chorus saying shiny limited edition hardcover! I got so much pleasure out of rereading Dancing Barefoot, there's really no question.
Toggle Commented Jun 9, 2007 on inspire in me the desire in me at WWdN: In Exile
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And I join the chorus saying shiny limited edition hardcover! I got so much pleasure out of rereading Dancing Barefoot, there's really no question.
Toggle Commented Jun 9, 2007 on inspire in me the desire in me at WWdN: In Exile
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I take great pride in not having asked Wil to say "Indians" when I've had him sign stuff. Because it's soooo tempting. I loved that episode before TNG existed, Wil.
Toggle Commented May 30, 2007 on Movie Magic at WWdN: In Exile
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I take great pride in not having asked Wil to say "Indians" when I've had him sign stuff. Because it's soooo tempting. I loved that episode before TNG existed, Wil.
Toggle Commented May 30, 2007 on Movie Magic at WWdN: In Exile
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Slow zombies, always slow zombies. Do you have a ZEP* ready, should the day come? If not, just be ready to join in a rousing chorus of "All we wanna do is eat your brains! Okay, it's not currently playable at the site, presumably because Coulton would like to make some money out of it. But in an amazing WWDN thematic merger, because Coulton releases songs under Creative Commons, you can watch it being played as a custom Guitar Hero II song. http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=pDFsD-2NECM Or hunt around YouTube for any of the many fanvids of the song. I favor the Hellsing/Shaun/Thriller one. *That's a Zombie Evacuation Plan. Get with it, or be a goner!
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Slow zombies, always slow zombies. Do you have a ZEP* ready, should the day come? If not, just be ready to join in a rousing chorus of "All we wanna do is eat your brains! Okay, it's not currently playable at the site, presumably because Coulton would like to make some money out of it. But in an amazing WWDN thematic merger, because Coulton releases songs under Creative Commons, you can watch it being played as a custom Guitar Hero II song. http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=pDFsD-2NECM Or hunt around YouTube for any of the many fanvids of the song. I favor the Hellsing/Shaun/Thriller one. *That's a Zombie Evacuation Plan. Get with it, or be a goner!
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Hey, I grew up there, too. (*Really*, what are the odds, among Wil's regular commenters?) That's some lovely photography.
Toggle Commented Mar 15, 2007 on buzzetti at WWdN: In Exile
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Hey, I grew up there, too. (*Really*, what are the odds, among Wil's regular commenters?) That's some lovely photography.
Toggle Commented Mar 15, 2007 on buzzetti at WWdN: In Exile
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