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There were some books in high school that I didn't get -- Scarlet Letter, for instance, which I was too naive to understand at the time we read it, and I got bored as a result. But the only book that I recall flatly HATING was Crime and Punishment. I recall once doing my assigned 30 pages and coming in the next day to ask my teacher if anything was ever going to happen in that book, because I'd just read 30 pages of nothing happening at all. She was not amused. It's OK, though, because that's the same teacher who told us that the curriculum picked the least interesting Canterbury Tale, and so we were going to read it, but we were also going to read a couple of her favorites. She probably could have gotten into big trouble if we'd squealed, but we were having too much fun. My eighth-grade English teacher, however, is to blame for my love of SF; she lent me her son's copies of a couple of Heinlein books (including Starship Troopers, which was REALLY ballsy of her), and I was off.
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Thanks to Lizanne and the other folks who said Tabletop sent them to pick up Munchkin (and all the other games featured). I heard from our warehouse staff and they were SWAMPED yesterday!
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I can confirm that this is a great crew, great show, and great fun. I cannot confirm how I can confirm that.
Toggle Commented Mar 19, 2012 on This is my new show, Tabletop at WWdN: In Exile
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And by virtue of being an [E], you are ALSO one of the most awesome people ever. Thanks for everything that you and the rest of the [E] do, Tyson. PAX wouldn't be PAX without you guys.
Toggle Commented Aug 30, 2011 on How was your PAX? at WWdN: In Exile
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It's easy to be awesome to your son, because your son is awesome.
Toggle Commented Aug 30, 2011 on How was your PAX? at WWdN: In Exile
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And it wasn't much later that I first swung over to read it, and streamed RFB over our ISDN connection*. Hearing you talk about your favorite music, and what was going on, and how hard Shoutcast sucked, made me a reader for life. Occasionally I'd send you mail, and you replied to some small percentage, always politely, and then you started talking about maybe writing a book . . . and the rest is history. Go ten more years**! * Please don't invent a time machine and go back to tell our IT department back then. It was way misusing company bandwidth and I could have been in big trouble. ** Or more.
Toggle Commented Aug 25, 2011 on 3652 days later... at WWdN: In Exile
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Anion, thanks for giving Munchkin a shot! Very glad you enjoyed it!
Toggle Commented Jun 21, 2011 on i've got one more silver dollar at WWdN: In Exile
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I'm glad to hear you're ready to watch the movie. I know it'll be tough, but I hope happy memories of your friend can surpass your sadness that he's not there with you. And maybe you'll be able to treat the film as a celebration of your friendship and of friendship in general, because that's really what it is. We'll all be thinking of you. Let us know how it goes, OK? *HUG*
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Like HELL that card isn't tournament-legal. If the signee gets in touch with you, I'll make sure to send a letter proving it.
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"i am the modren man" would be PERFECT for this lineup.
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In defense of Wil, it's also his editor saying, "'Dialog' looks stupid. We'll go with 'dialogue.'" No analogue with catalogue should be inferred. (And "Captain's Logue" is right out.)
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Mega Piranha was awesome! You know, if awesome actually meant "so completely awful that I started laughing during the opening credits and didn't stop for two hours." Meanwhile, I'm very annoyed that I missed my chance to pick up a ticket for tomorrow's Alamo Drafthouse-hosted premiere of Mega Gibson vs. Tiffanoid...I'm sorry, I mean Mega Python vs. Gatoroid.
Toggle Commented Jan 15, 2011 on We Demand MacNeil! at WWdN: In Exile
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Time-Traveling Beard is my Sarah Jane Chronicles tribute band.
Toggle Commented Dec 23, 2010 on of books and beards at WWdN: In Exile
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EVERYONE should see Games and Gizmos at PAX. This has been an unpaid endorsement. Fnord.
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You gave your husband a d-Dreidel? #envious
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Congratulations on getting your novel completed! What's the title and where can we find it?
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The anniversary of the podcast incarnation, anyway. Some of us remember the OLD Burrito, on Shoutcast, which is how I got introduced to Cake and quite a few other bands.
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For the benefit of people who weren't there for the Gamma World game, allow me to set the scene: As soon as Logan passed out our character sheets, I wrote something down on mine. Wil saw me writing and asked what I could possibly be writing down. "My character name," I said, and showed him. "Fluffy," Wil replied. "Wait. Fluffy?" "Fluffy!" I declaimed. "But what if your character isn't furry?" "I would be disappointed if he were." I think that set the tone for my play style for the entire game.
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In addition to being Wil's editor, wielder of the Red Pen Of Doom, I was also a Latin teacher in a former life. (Truefact!) Noli mentula esse. You're welcome.
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You are TOTALLY a cool enough geek, Shane, and even if you weren't, we'd grandfather you in.
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Hee. My boss walked by, saw what I was watching, said "Cool! How much time until liftoff?" and was back just in time for launch. There are advantages to working in a geek-friendly industry.
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sudo Write me a TNG review.
Toggle Commented Apr 28, 2010 on Computerwelt at WWdN: In Exile
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You ARE strong and you WILL make it through this. You were strong enough to share your story and you made it through to the end -- that's the first and hardest step.
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I'll be wearing SJ Games shirts (probably mostly Munchkin, but I've got a closetful). Come by and say hi, please!
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It's not until mid-October, but the Pure Speculation Festival will be in YOUR HOME TOWN, and I know for a fact that they'll have gaming there, because they're flying me up as a guest and they wouldn't do that just for my charming personality. I hope to meet you there, Fiona! Andrew Hackard Munchkin Czar, SJ Games
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