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Erwin Blonk is now following Jeremy Wheaton
Sep 18, 2012
I think many have made the point so I'll just pile on it: the juxtaposition between Real Wil and the characters. Another reason why good-guy-plays-evil-guy is such an attractive one is the desire to get back at the evil guys but not with pure evil. I'm mostly familiar with Fawkes and Evil Wil Wheaton and underlying in those characters is a true sense of humor about what they do and how they do it. I perceive their motivations as evil and self-serving but the motive of gaining anything, while present, is dominated, thwarted even, by a desire to poke holes in the opposing characters. The evil makes you snicker. Evil deflation of your opponent is a different evil than evil destruction.
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I actually love the not-touch policy, not because I'm averse to touching but the salute thing is proper in the fun atmoshpere of a con for the simple fact of making something up that you wouldn't do in real life. Why shake hands? You can do that all the time in your normal life. It's a con, do something different, no other reasons necessary.
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The point is the power rush you feel for doing something other can't do anything about, subverting that person's intentions. As distasteful as it is, the intended germs probably won't survive or stay on much in the post-lick handling.
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My son actually loves the bleeps, he can't not laugh at them.
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It depends, seems like a bit more work but not very complicated. I'm trying to make sure my kids will have memories.
Toggle Commented Aug 10, 2012 on Summer memories never fade away at WWdN: In Exile
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Among most of my friends I just reference Wheaton's Law and they know what I mean. Happy Birthday.
Toggle Commented Jul 30, 2012 on Happy Don't Be A Dick Day! at WWdN: In Exile
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On another note, my son watched the Munchkin episode for the 4 time yesterday and Gloom for the second.
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There should be a game called Rules and Regulations Nazis. It has 5 books of each 300 pages with rules. If you find one of the other players breaking a rule, you can kick him out of the game. The last one standing wins the game and will be crowned The Wesley* Yes, I had to go there with Wesley Crusher. How could I not. That he is one of my favorite TNG characters needs no mention.
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I'm going rfb over this.
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The only Shakespeare I really enjoy is King Lear. I never got into 1984 whereas I loved Brave New World. What didn't help when a classmate did a presentation on 1984 it always started with a variation of "it is science fiction, but". Always. I love(d) SF. It made me biased against the book.
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You could consider a Talisman special outside the normal 2 week format. Still, that might take a lot of your time, I can understand you not doing it. At least for the forseeable future I wouldn't change the format, it is solid gold. As it is now you have the perfect balance for involved games that you can get non-geeks (and kids) to play. They are great for an evening without utterly dominating it. Game geeks could go from dinner till sunrise, other people not so much.
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Thanks for the episode.... Now I have to buy Castle Panic.... I already have Tsuro and Munchkin (which we played for the third day in a row now), yesterday I tried but failed to buy D&D (which makes the future shoplist Munchkin original up to 4, and Munchkin Bites plus expansion - together with Cowthulhu, which I have, this covers all the Munchkin translated into Dutch - and D&D). Friday we watched the CP episode, after which my son wanted to watch the Munchkin episode again. Tabletop is ruining my life! :-P
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Erwin Blonk added a favorite at WWdN: In Exile
Jun 15, 2012
Same kind of thing happening here.
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My son laughs himself silly at every bleep :-)
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It's a two-way-street. I get so much out of what your doing. The way you go about things make people, without even realizing it, look for non-mainstream, broaden their horizons. I mean it. I already had it lurking in me but people like you awoke the support-independent-artists-and-local-heroes persona that was hiding in me. I show my kids stuff they otherwise wouldn't have come across.
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Tabletop and the Flog are regular watches for the kids and I. I bought Tsuro and Munchkin is up next. I'm member of a local game club where we play everything that suits our fancy. Mainly table-top wargaming but we have a big stack of board- and cardgames. I take my kids there too. Geek and Sundry is one of the Youtube channels that turned me from TV watching to the more personal content*. The app on the Xbox helped because we can watch it on the big screen (medium-sized actually but 43" is big enough for me). My rediscovery of you started with the Gnomodex talk on IT Conversation. From there I saw you get back in the saddle. I'm still proud to be the first Burrito feeder and when I told my son about getting a personal e-mail from you telling me that and asking for permission to name me, and being on the roll call in episode 18, my son wanted to see the mail and here the episode. Thanks, Wil. * YouTube is what I watch these days (plus my BBT DVDs). Geek and Sundry, some Twit.TV, Beast of War (gaming of all kinds), videos of live performances of the bands my friend play in, Minecraft vidoes, you name it. There is so much good stuff ranging from quality to amateur level, from regular scheduled to irregular, it is so much better than normal TV channels. So very much better.
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Good one, sent it in a mail to myself to add it tonight. I was looking for independent movies. Almost all my music is independent, non-copyright, donate/pay-what-you-want/pay-x-or more and I'm looking for that in movies too. Maybe this is what I'm looking for.
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Erwin Blonk added a favorite at WWdN: In Exile
May 14, 2012
Those are great torrents. I've put them on mine too.
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Call me crazy but Kubuntu 12.04 is exactly what is being shared on my torrent. And Prettylights, came with uTorrent with the express intent of being shared. That's all.
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Tabletop is such a great show. I hope it'll run forever. The whole Geek and Sundry thing has drawn me in too. I completely stopped watching TV (I have BBT on DVD) but G&S got me back. My kids watch it with me (you'd be amazed how much they pick up with their limited knowledge of English - which btw is way more than mine at that age) and it makes my happy that I can show them other things than Nickelodeon and such. They are always asking me "Is there a new Tabletop, is there a new Flog".
Toggle Commented May 3, 2012 on A picture from Tabletop at WWdN: In Exile
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Mar 18, 2012
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Feb 15, 2012