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Take a slowboat to China over the Pacific Ocean. You might bump into the island I live.
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Oh, god! I still remember when I first saw the commercial. I couldn't believe what I was watching and took some minutites until I realize the man was the NICHOLAS CAGE!!! And of course laughed so hard. Gosh. Here in Japan, Pachinko CMs are aired in the time slots in late night due to the nature of Pachinko that is the R18 game of gambling. I guess that condition fuels the wackyness to all the other Pachinko CMs here; midnight=you are either too "high" or too sleepy to keep your sensibility which functions OK during the daytime. Thanks for the entry. I really do hope you will be on one of the CMs here. (crossing my fingers)
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Elbow added a favorite at WWdN: In Exile
Nov 28, 2009
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Posted Nov 19, 2009 at Elbow's blog
Simply beautiful, both of you! Congrats!
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I totally root for you, Wil. As you have mentioned, some people don't seem to understand that their own act will end up ruining the whole thing--creation and appreciation of art in any form--in the long run. I had the similar experience with my part of post-production work for a film, which I worked so hard and spent so much time to complete, was totally ripped off and distorted by someone who just wanted to make fast money on the net. When I found it out, I was ENRAGED. Then I sent them an email asking them to withdraw the "distorted ver." from their site, pointing out what they were doing was copyright infringement, they responded in a few days but there was no word of apology. I really appreciate people like you are articulating the importance of respect to creation and art because laypeople like me in the world are helped by such words. I'm looking forward to your new work on my toes!
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OMG. This is such a superb pic! Thanks for sharing! I was glad to hear the other day that Mr. Nimoy would appear in a TV show again. I envy all of you in the US or who have access to Hulu. (Sigh...)
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Wonderful! It really made my day. Thanks for sharing this. :)
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Holding such heavy emotion in without someone to talk to is really, really hard. Hang in there. That's all I can say. Just hang in there.
Toggle Commented Aug 26, 2009 on in which some comfort is found at WWdN: In Exile
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Thank you for posting such a precious photo. The film is a gem. Whenever I watch the piece of work, I still cry when Chris confides to Gordie about the truth behind "the stolen milk money and the polka dot skirt" and am fascinated by the serene/poetic moment when Gordie meets a deer in the morning. The different paths the four actors took after the movie were somewhat prophetic as you said. But I personally don't feel spooky about it. If you don't have the elements of the characters, you won't become "the one" no matter what others say or do. (Except for River's case, though. It could have been different if someone with decent mind was beside him...) I always remember the very last words of Alanis Morisette's "Ironic" when I think about it. [Life has a funny way of sneaking up on you/Life has a funny way of helping you out]. Probably knowing "the elements" consciously and unconsciously as a directer, Rob Reiner did a beautiful job of bringing them out from you all and embody them in the work. With the superb direction, the solid script, the beautiful cinematography and other out-of-the-frame works, the film was universally accepted and is/will be cherished throughout the world because it's authentic. One thing I could not and still can not understand is why Richard Dreyfuss was cast as Gordie the writer. "That little Gordie turns into him? Nah, I don't buy that." Though I admitted Mr. D as one of the good actors, Gordie was not him in my mind. Then, when I found your blog and recent picture, the idea became a conviction. You look a zillion times hotter than the big R, perhaps in a geeky way. :)
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This is so brilliant! And, to me, it's sort of like a "deja vu" experience because I posted an entry to my blog in my language, (i.e., in Japanese,) inspired by your book, "Just a Geek." (http://elbowin.wordpress.com/2009/06/20/nerd-%E3%81%A8-geek-%E3%81%A8-wil-wheaton/) I love reading your writing both on the net and in print. Looking forward to the new one. Happy B-day to your lovely partner!
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