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I think that, when all of your blog posts and the few excerpts of your books I've been able to snag up are considered (I'm not too "well off" financially, so buying stuff "just for me" *really* doesn't happen very often), I think I have read more of the words you've written than any other author in my entire life... and it's been an enjoyable experience. I first came across your blog when an IRC buddy of mine pointed out how hilarious many of your recollections are/were--specifically, the "Uncle Willy went to booty town" remark about Ashley Judd. Keep it up, Sir Wheaton!
Toggle Commented Aug 25, 2011 on 3652 days later... at WWdN: In Exile
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The world doesn't owe them shit, Wil. I'd say you handled it quite well, considering that if many of us were caught in that same situation, it would lead to a complete nervous breakdown (and possibly violent retaliation). You, sir, are NOT a dick--as you put it, you are human. Cheers. Sorry they put a damper on your con experience.
Toggle Commented Jul 26, 2011 on if you cut me, i will bleed at WWdN: In Exile
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That seems like an engineering approach to me. Very well played, Mr. Wheaton; very well played, indeed. :)
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Well said, Doc. I read video game (p)reviews before release mainly to determine whether or not there are any glaring errors in structure or design--not to determine the "fun" factor of a given game, since that is such a subjective measure. I'll either wait until some friends of mine have played it and recommended it (or at the least, some respectable friends-of-friends).
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Duuuuuude... totally forgot you were involved with Criminal Minds. I'm just now getting into that show (thank you, Netflix), and that just got me about 10x more excited to continue watching it. Odds are, I'm going to be picking up a copy of your production diary and lavishing it with my time in the very near future. :) I've long been trying to explain my affinity for your chosen projects to my girlfriend (as well as your own personal demeanor outside of your work), but she's chalked it up to a non-transferable nerdcrush thus far. The armor started to chip away when you appeared on The Big Bang Theory (one of our favorite "watch it together" shows) not once, not twice, but THRICE... and now, your face will be popping up in yet another one of our shared indulgences (albeit posthumously, for lack of my brain's ability to retrieve a better word that surely exists). Keep up the good work! :D
Toggle Commented Apr 14, 2011 on shameless self promotion at WWdN: In Exile
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Knock 'em dead, Wil!
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Holy crap... *totally* forgot about that movie (and even more *totally* forgot that you and Sean Astin were in it). Good film. Dated, yes, but a good film. It reminded me of Red Dawn in many ways, but not so much that it felt hackneyed.
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"Of course you do. Brain in a jar."
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Mountain Dew, straight out my nose. For reals. Crying in my cubicle right now. I can't thank you enough for bringing this gem to my attention, albeit slightly at your own expense. :D
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Your pedantry is not surprising. Anyhow, if you'd read closer, you'd see that I meant that the PERSON BEHIND THE TWITTER ACCOUNT does not represent the WHOLE of the ECA. Obviously they BELONG to it.
Toggle Commented Sep 14, 2010 on in which wil goes HULK SMASH at WWdN: In Exile
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While I can totally understand where you were coming from and empathize with your position, you really just do yourself discredit to fly off the handle like that, and especially to imagine the individual behind the GamerPolitics Twitter account speaking as some official representative of the ECA. Still, as some people have already said, you're a human being. Human beings do things like this, and they generally have a pretty good reason. It's just that now, in this digital and very public information age, a conversation that originally would have been confined to a handful of people in a room or on a chat service has now become the center ring in a circus of pedantry that never blinks, never sleeps, and certainly never agrees. I feel for you, Wil--just take solace in the swelling tide of people (not just "Gamers", a term I hate to use) who are taking your "side" of the issue.
Toggle Commented Sep 11, 2010 on in which wil goes HULK SMASH at WWdN: In Exile
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Seafood eaten at/near a pier = SO. GOOD.
Toggle Commented Aug 24, 2010 on a quick one while i'm away... at WWdN: In Exile
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By the by, I *finally* watched your episode of Eureka (S04E03 - "All The Rage" for those of you who haven't seen it). It must have been soooooo much fun to work on what is, so far, their most Romero-esque episode! :) GRAAAAARRRRRRR.. I'M GOING TO KILL YOU, FARGO!
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Happy, happy birthday.. to you? To you!
Toggle Commented Jul 30, 2010 on It's my birthday! at WWdN: In Exile
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My band just recently played our first large-venue show this past weekend, so I'm glad that we got to share such a wonderful feeling in the all-connecting blanket of existence. Congratulations on what you--and the audience--consider to be a successful w00tstock! On a side note, THANK YOU SO MUCH for the proper usage of the possessive-apostrophe-sans-letter-S after the polysyllabic noun. Too many bloggers seem to believe that you shouldn't have any respect for language just because the content is your own.
Toggle Commented Jul 27, 2010 on memories of w00tstock 2.4 at WWdN: In Exile
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I believe you can access streaming episodes legally if you live in Canada; no such luck for those of us in the states, eh.
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Well, now I know what I'm going to watch when I get home from work! :)
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That would be pretty sweet--the release and the format. I would definitely order a visceral copy, and hopefully, have you sign it if I can ever manage to make it to any of the cons/expos/etc. you attend/speak at. Huzzah!
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Murphy's can work some pretty serious magic. It saved the floor at the place I lived in during the previous chapter of my life.
Toggle Commented Jun 28, 2010 on nobody can see in our holler tree at WWdN: In Exile
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My home town has a fairly active local roller derby community. The band I'm in has played at a few of their bouts--it's great fun! http://www.comoderbydames.org/
Toggle Commented Jun 14, 2010 on kick out the jams, motherfu- at WWdN: In Exile
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Columbia native here, and I'm wondering the same thing. :)
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Son of a bee! I will also be in Chi-town one week after the w00tstock show for a show of my own. Bummer. :(
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Best.. Cure.. song.. evar. FWIW, you're right--a breath of fresh air and a change of scenery can do wonders for creative cognition.
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Knock 'em dead, Wil. Wish I could be there. (Living in the midwest definitely has its disadvantages for things like this. :P)
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Perhaps someone could make a modified version of Chore Wars (http://www.chorewars.com) for foods? :)
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