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Just a passing thought, but, so as not to confuse future historians: Do you think maybe you should number them "301-309" since there are already 300 numbered copies out there? I mean, Numbers One through Nine of "The Three Hundred" would suddenly have their uniqueness brought into question (and I imagine Number 6 might have particular issues with this!) I'm number 56, so it's not really an issue for me, but I'm just thinking out loud here...
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Oct 26, 2010
I will always remember the TV edit of 1991's Michael J Fox and James Woods epic "The Hard Way." Michael's heartfelt cursing of James, "You slug in a ditch!" had such a ring of truth to it...
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OMG, a "Red Balloon" reference... that movie weirded me out so much in school...
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Now, Wil, don't let this go to your head, but if you remember, I passed up a chance to play Magic with Richard Garfield on XBox Live, in order to play you instead. (Yeah, yeah, ok, it wasn't really intentional, but I really do think I got the better deal.)
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Wow... I totally got mentioned in the "Year in Review!" Well, OK, not by name, but I did get to play^H^H^H^H beat you in the XBox Game with Fame thing, so I'm gonna go ahead and count that. Anyway, if you remember me (and even in if you don't), Happy New Year to you and your family, from me (in an undisclosed deployed location in Southwest Asia) and mine (in England).
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Oh, and by the way, Wil had to resort to a last-ditch "Blightning" attack to avoid being beaten by more than 10 points! hehe. So I beat him by 9.
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I just got to play MTG online with you, Wil, and had a great time! I sent an email to the XBox Live folks like they asked, and I included you in the cc: line, so if that sort of thing interests you, pluck it from your spam filter :) Thanks for a great game! Dave
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And of course, the inspiration for Darths and Droids, which was DM of the Rings. Sadly, it's over, but it's here and oh so worth the investment of time...
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Yep, Wil, I discovered Ficlets through you... and only posted my first two ficlets there in November. I was just getting into it, when I saw the notice about its demise. Sad for me, but at least I only had two stories there, and I don't need to archive them because I still know where there are on my hard drive. We need another Ficlets.com.
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You haven't mentioned this, so I wanted to bring it up just in case it hadn't occurred to you. Military people overseas (with APO or FPO addresses) often have problems from merchants who won't ship to them because they think it's too difficult. I just wanted to make sure you knew that it's actually quite simple. Yes, we require a customs form, and we're willing to pay you for your time to fill that thing out (or even to fill it out for you and send it to you) but as far as postage costs are concerned, our addresses are US addresses, not foreign ones. Postage to APO and FPO is domestic, not international. A package costs the same to send to Baghdad, Okinawa, or England as it does to Phoenix, Albuquerque, or Bangor, if the address is "APO, AE" or something like that. And yes, I'm one of those overseas military guys, and hellz yes, I'm in ur blog, waiting to order ur signed/numbered hardback.
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Wil, If you're looking for a family game that's not gamerish, and can stand a card game, run (don't walk!) and get Fluxx. It's very simple, and every card played can change the rules or winning conditions. Kind of a card-based nomic. My gamer-geek friends introduced me to it, and my non-gamer wife saw us having such fun that she became hooked. Now my 8-year-old son is getting into it. It's from a company called Looney Labs (and you can find their website at the URL you would expect, which I won't post here to avoid triggering bots and spamcatchers and stuff). If your shop doesn't carry it, convince them to. If you and your family don't love it, I'll buy your deck from you. (Just you, Wil, the rest of you lot can find your own backers...)
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Er, that's "certainLY"
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And with this one post, you have certain risen to the top of my wife's "must read" list (you've been near the top, but now...) We've been readers for a couple of years, but she's a knitter, and reads that site daily. Just the fact that you mentioned will tickle her no end.
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My wife subscribes to a sort of inspirational-reminder-helpful e-mail-a-day things, and what always cracks me up is the completely unintentional irony of the weekly note she gets entitled, "Tomorrow is anti-procrastination day!" I completely understand your dilemma, though. I've recently started blogging (if you can call it that), and the hard thing for me is making myself sit down and write. I mean, *I* already know how I feel about things, right? And who am I to think that anyone else really cares what I think? But really it's about the process, isn't it? I write for myself, really. I find that when I'm done, I've either clarified my thoughts on something, or it's been cathartic in some way. It's not about us, man! We're just along for the ride! Just write something simple -- a chronology of what you did the day before, or something. As you go along, either you'll be reminded of a story you need to get out, or you'll get the need to put pen to paper (!) out of your system, for a short while anyway.
Toggle Commented Jan 16, 2007 on Utility = E x V / (Gamma) x D. at WWdN: In Exile
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I love reading about your bonding moments with Nolan and Ryan. I'm glad I'm not the only one who thinks it's pretty cool to be Dad...
Toggle Commented Jan 7, 2007 on peg eight for the bonding at WWdN: In Exile
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