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JohnBooth
Interests: reading, writing, star wars, 1980s culture, news media
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Mar 15, 2010
I've been ridiculously happy watching this show evolve: I didn't watch it regularly from the start, because early on it struck me as very "Revenge of the Nerds"-y, with well-worn stereotypes and all-too-easy Trek jokes. Then a funny thing happened: It seemed like they started writing the show FOR geeks instead of just ABOUT geeks, and that's when the jokes got smarter and the characters became more real. It's not a growth you see often, especially in a sitcom situation, and I love this show for it.
Toggle Commented Sep 25, 2009 on the big bang buzz at WWdN: In Exile
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Ping Pong Ball Avalanche reference FTW. Thank you for not managing to work in a PicturePages joke, thus sparing me the indignity of actually snorting milk out my nose.
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Wil, Hope you're feeling better. I don't want to post my overly long gushing about my first Penguicon trip here, but I hope you give it a read. Here's the short version: Did I initially commit to the trip because you were supposed to be there? Yes. But now I owe you, because it turns out to have been a truly magnificent weekend with my daughter at a con I probably wouldn't have discovered on my own. Thank you.
Toggle Commented May 5, 2009 on To everyone at Penguicon: at WWdN: In Exile
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As a longtime fan of Lulu - I've published two books through the site - I've been absolutely thrilled to see you embracing the site and the POD model since the release of "Sunken Treasure." Hopefully it opens people's minds up a bit regarding the quality of the works available - Are there shoddy, amateurish books on Lulu? Sure there are. And how is that different from a bookstore stocking "The Mothman Prophecies," exactly? - and also to the usability of the site itself. I've run into people who would rather order directly from me because they feel odd about having to register to buy from Lulu. (Though they have no problem doing the same via Amazon. Oh, well.) And the cheap, DRM-free downloads are icing on the cake. The only complaint I've heard about those is that they don't include the cover images, apparently. POD thanks you. Looking forward to Penguicon!
Toggle Commented Apr 27, 2009 on more print-on-demand goodness at WWdN: In Exile
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I thought Amazon had a service that will convert any file (PDFs for sure) into a Kindle-readable file for something like 10 cents a document. A friend of mine put my Lulu books onto his wife's Kindle that way.
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I remember meeting Darth Vader at the mall and getting an "autographed" - as in signed, "Darth Vader" - 8x10 picture on really flimsy paper.
Toggle Commented Jan 14, 2009 on growing up star wars at WWdN: In Exile
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I was ridiculously psyched when Todd & Glen started that group last year, right around the time I'd finished a 16-month-long project of collecting my own Star Wars memories: http://www.amazon.com/gp/product/1435743768/ (Sorry for the shameless plug, but I just felt like this was an OK time & place to share. Apologies if I've overstepped.)
Toggle Commented Jan 14, 2009 on growing up star wars at WWdN: In Exile
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Happy Birthday, Andrew. You do good work.
Toggle Commented Dec 24, 2008 on Happy Birthday, @RedPenOfDoom! at WWdN: In Exile
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Happy Birthday, Andrew. You do good work.
Toggle Commented Dec 24, 2008 on Happy Birthday, @RedPenOfDoom! at WWdN: In Exile
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Hm. My Christmas shopping is done, yet there are still some shiny gold rocks - or at least a hopefully accurate number representing shiny gold rocks - left in my bank account. If only there were some way to make that number smaller... wait, what? Problem solved.
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Hm. My Christmas shopping is done, yet there are still some shiny gold rocks - or at least a hopefully accurate number representing shiny gold rocks - left in my bank account. If only there were some way to make that number smaller... wait, what? Problem solved.
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So, wait - the secret to foiling the supertechcrazyinvisible Stealth bomber is just ... having dogs?
Toggle Commented Dec 8, 2008 on not so stealthy at WWdN: In Exile
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So, wait - the secret to foiling the supertechcrazyinvisible Stealth bomber is just ... having dogs?
Toggle Commented Dec 8, 2008 on not so stealthy at WWdN: In Exile
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@DeLynn - FWIW, Romulus, Mich. is less than 3 hours from Northeast Ohio. (I'm already planning on making the trip even though I've never been to Penguicon - Wil AND Scalzi? Like I'm missing THAT.)
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@DeLynn - FWIW, Romulus, Mich. is less than 3 hours from Northeast Ohio. (I'm already planning on making the trip even though I've never been to Penguicon - Wil AND Scalzi? Like I'm missing THAT.)
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