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Should I be ashamed to admit this looks better than most of the first two seasons?
Toggle Commented Apr 16, 2011 on Your move, Fan Fiction Writers at WWdN: In Exile
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...And now the poster features Vasily Krusherovich, lothario of the stars. (He's the *real* Doomsday Machine.) (You don't want to see his "Corbomite Maneuver".) (something something space seed)
Toggle Commented Feb 14, 2011 on Cherry Flowers and Bedroom Songs at WWdN: In Exile
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This is a whole different kind of smurf photo, altogether.
Toggle Commented Dec 12, 2010 on now it's just getting silly at WWdN: In Exile
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La-la-lala-la-la. So that's, you know, coming along. I'm working with a vocal coach. Strengthening the "la". A lot of Smurfs ignore the song -- and this is about standards. I mean, if you're going to get into the Evil League of Smurf, you HAVE to have a memorable "la". I mean... do you think Azrael didn't work on his death meow? His ... terrible... death... meow. (No response, btw, from the League yet.)
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The wildlings are tracking you. Be wary. Winter is coming.
Toggle Commented Nov 27, 2010 on the circling hawks at WWdN: In Exile
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It's gonna suck when Paramount DMCA's this video and forces YouTube to take it down. It's an excellently edited combination of contemporary and archived material. I'm a bit confused, though, by the footage of Wesley: I don't recall what episode that's from. Was it perhaps an outtake that's only available on DVDs?
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There.. are.... FOUR posters!
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I hate writing something that's going to sound like totally unsolicited advice to a professional in a field that I'm at best have an amateur dabbling in, but your description of repeatedly rehearsing your speech reminded me of a time doing theater club in college. Once I saw a play I had previously been in. Hearing another person read words that I had been so intimate with gave me two startling realizations: the parts that the other guy was doing horribly *wrong* and the parts the other guy was doing horribly *right*. This led me in the future to, upon gaining familiarity with a part, to give the script to someone unrelated to the project and hear them read it. A roommate, a significant other, a parent -- someone who can just read it blindly while I could keep the character in mind instead of the words. So, yeah, where I'm going with this is to suggest that now that you're so fixated on the writing aspects, hand the notes to someone else so you can pay attention to the delivery. Feel free to give me advice on running web servers if you want to retaliate.
Toggle Commented Mar 24, 2010 on the play's the thing at WWdN: In Exile
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Perhaps there should be a panel at PAX East specifically to debate the cromulence of "professionately".
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Several friends and I have repeatedly described Twitter as a "collaborative, persistent IRC". By which I mean the real IRC and not the way it's described on NUMB3RS. The fact that it gives people the ability to see when they're being talked about (or talked at) just helps to (gently) stoke their egos in a positive-feedback loop that's become inherent in most of the successful "web 2.0" products. It's the ultimate in variable ratio reinforcement, except with human responses instead of slot machine jackpots. ...which is why all my updates are hidden. Stay off my lawn, you meddling kids!
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You mean like.... this? http://www.flickr.com/photos/czeano/4307410625/
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I think I just found the art for my first tattoo.
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Does this mug support the installation of other, more warrior-friendly beverages such as prune juice?
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@pojut You're sitting there thinking about a platter o' crazy-cold shrimp, and suddenly someone will be like, "shrimp" or "crazy-cold" or "platter" out of the blue. No point looking for an explanation, it's all part of the cosmic unconsciousness. @wilw Have you considered treating press photographers like the DMV? I mean, you go in assuming the photos are going to be torture and come out horrible, and just ham it up. *Try* to make it as bad as possible. Make funny faces, glare at them, maybe pick your nose a bit. What could possibly go wron... oh, hey, look, a TMZ update calling Wil out on his digging for gold. And there's 27 8x10 color glossy photos with circles and arrows and a paragraph on the back of each.
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Oh dear. "Meme" has been verbed? As cromulent as that is, I think it's time to stick a fork in the English language.
Toggle Commented Nov 24, 2009 on CSI: D&D at WWdN: In Exile
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Exec1: "What can we use to sell next week's 'Bang Big Theory'?" Exect2: "You mean 'Big Bang Theory'?" Exec1: "Whatever." Exec2: "Well, apparently the episode is about some sort of game, and there's a guest star from Star Trek." Exec1: "Who is it? Captain Pickard? Lieutenant Spot?" Exec2: "....... Uh. No. The guy who played Wesley on Next Generation." Exec1: "Am I supposed to know who that is? Can we market him?" Exec2: "We've been monitoring our Nielsen families carefully and during the 7 years Wheaton was on screen, viewer eyeball focus was up 90%." Exec1: "Wait a second, was he that annoying kid? That everyone hated?" Exec2: "I'm not going to lie to you, Marge: Mmmayyb... Yes." Exec1: "....Well, at least he's not that Nathan guy Fox keeps hiring. Make the ad and play it."
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The voice cracks while putting a rant in Picard's mouth really sells it. I bet Mr. Stewart would have taken that speech in the same direction. *ducks*
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If you give iTunes your regular old feed address, then invert the baryon flux dynamic, modulate the phase of the Interocitor harmonic, and then just selectively convolve it through the main deflector, it'll figure out when there's a podcast enclosure. Easy as pie for any first year chronomatic engineering student.
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And to cure it you tap and then bury a PAX mox.
Toggle Commented Sep 9, 2009 on in which a proclamation is made at WWdN: In Exile
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After the magician's trick went horribly, horribly wrong, Wil's feet were never seen again.
Toggle Commented Sep 1, 2009 on a happy accident at WWdN: In Exile
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Is this related to why no one's glasses are ever straight in closeups?
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In order: Galaxy Quest, Pure Genius, and an Indian metasyntactic greeting akin to "aloha". That's a 50 nerd point minus.
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Hi, Wil. So I'm sure you've discussed this at some point before, either in relation to someone asking about it or otherwise, but it bounces around in my brain every time you discuss this Herculean project: When you're watching episodes of a TV show that you both enjoy and were a part of making, how hard is it to switch contexts? Can you sit down and watch an episode just like it's an episode of some other TV show that you weren't part of? Can you forget about the arrangement of Reality on a soundstage and turn it into an arrangement of Imagination aboard a spaceship? Can you stop critiquing your own performance long enough to just roll with the character? Or is there always an underlying element of "My god, do I really sound like that? I thought my voice had more of a Clark Gable quality!"?
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One time I was at a Q&A session with John Waters. I was dying to ask him, "So... What's Homer Simpson like, you know, off camera?"
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Writer1: "Okay, we gotta co-opt some fans from other sources. How can we fluff up the audience by attracting people who like other sci-fi?" Writer2: "Star Wars is popular, I bet we could borrow some of those fans. What do people like about Star Wars?" Writer1: "Uhhh.. The Force? That's sorta neat." Writer2: "Hmm, we've already got a psychic on the show. Maybe telekinesis would stretch everyone's suspension of disbelief." Writer1: "Oh, that other thing.. the sword." Writer2: "Yeah! A lightsaber!" Writer1: "Hm, won't that be a bit blatant?" Writer2: "We can change it a bit. How about instead of a laser sword it's a ... I dunno, a laser halberd. Or a bow-and-laser-arrow." Writer1: "Dude that's pretty lame. We're not writing comic books here." Writer2: "A laser mace? A light... gun. Oh, duh, we already have those..." Writer1: "We could trump it up and have two laser swords back-to-back." Writer2: "Dude, three words: Thundarr the Barbarian. Even Star Wars wouldn't use that." Writer1: "Well, shit, what other kinds of weapons are there?" Writer3: (wakes up) "A whip!" Writer1: "Hahaha, yeah, right, a laser whip. How's that gonna work? Even if we write it in, it's gonna look stupid and visual effects is gonna kick our ass." Writer2: "Whatever, we'll put it in. Someone can change it later." Writer1: "If you say so." Writer3: "Hey you guys eat yet?"
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