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MeiLin Miranda
Portland, OR
MeiLin Miranda writes the epic fantasy series "An Intimate History of the Greater Kingdom."
Interests: writing, reading, spinning, knitting, biking
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Those puppies make my ovaries hurt. o_O
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The harder you work, the luckier you get. :) I'm in awe of all the awesome right now in your life, and it's well-deserved, fella. You worked for it! Now back to watching Tabletop! (Any chance Felicia could get a Roku channel? We'd LOVE to have it on da big screen.)
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Portland loves ya, Wil, and as usual you guys put on a great show. Even my 14- and 10-year-olds loved it! (Yes, I Am the Bad Mom.) Come back soon. :)
Toggle Commented Nov 20, 2011 on title of the blog post at WWdN: In Exile
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Little bit of heaven, 94.7, KMET, tweedle-ee. Listened pretty much the entire decade and never missed a Sunday with Dr Demento. Met him years later, but that's another story...
Toggle Commented May 13, 2011 on Various things I want you to know at WWdN: In Exile
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KMET circa when? Love, KMET fan from the '70s. :)
Toggle Commented May 13, 2011 on Various things I want you to know at WWdN: In Exile
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Make it so!
Toggle Commented Apr 14, 2011 on Your move, Fan Fiction Writers at WWdN: In Exile
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http://www.instantrimshot.com/
Toggle Commented Apr 14, 2011 on Your move, Fan Fiction Writers at WWdN: In Exile
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I thought the Picard sounded a bit Aussie, though I suppose lots of planets have a Down Under, too. :)
Toggle Commented Apr 14, 2011 on Your move, Fan Fiction Writers at WWdN: In Exile
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I'm so sorry this happened to you, Wil. It's why I'm glad I have the "luxury" of not having to travel for work, though it'd be nice to go visit my folks now and again (if I take enough anti-anxiety meds to tranq an elephant, that is--not a good flyer). But the final straw was this. I can't go through the magnetometer *or* the scanner; I have an ICD unit. So I *have* to submit to groping. And I won't. Here's hoping Amtrak doesn't start doing it or I'll never leave town ever again.
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Thank you for being awesome yourself! I hope this means w00tstock 3.0 will come to the Aladdin in the Not Too Distant Future. :)
Toggle Commented Mar 30, 2011 on in which i am grateful at WWdN: In Exile
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Please let us know if they put the whole thing up somewhere, won't you? That was lovely, Wil.
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*falls over laughing* OMG. I had no idea you were down wit' the Bloggess. You are beyond plugged-in. :)
Toggle Commented Mar 9, 2011 on this is for @thebloggess at WWdN: In Exile
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Wil, don't be afraid of teh ebookz. Among Smashwords, B&N, Amazon/KDP and my own sales direct from my site I do about $200/mo not counting paperbacks (another $20 or so) or subscriptions to my site (another $150 or so), and I'm a nobody; you have a name and a following. It's early days for me still--about six months. I think when more of my series comes out I'll do even better. And no vampires of any variety are in any of my books. :) I'd offer to let you pick my brain, but I'm sure you've got lots of help already. Jump in. You have absolutely zero to lose.
Toggle Commented Mar 9, 2011 on here i dreamt i was an architect at WWdN: In Exile
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Thanks for highlighting this, Wil. I have never been tested for CD. I discovered I have at the least a strong sensitivity for gluten when we took my oldest girl off wheat for a bad stomach condition. Surprise! It healed. We gradually stopped all gluten as a family, and our health got better and better. When I get "glutenized" now I feel it for a couple of days, and yeah, it's a crumb's worth. We've never been tested because to get tested means we'd have to go back on gluten, and none of us want to be that miserable again. So we just eat that crazy fad diet and do better. My MIL used to make fun of us until a doctor suggested it for all her chronic health problems. She got better, decided it wasn't gluten, went back on it, got really sick again, and now she's GF for life. If you've got chronic health problems, just try it. It's not as hard as you think, and we don't buy all the substitutes. We just learned to enjoy life with more vegetables and no gluten.
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Thanks for helping keep the HBGary story alive, and for accurately tagging it for what it is: a war on the middle class by the elites. They won't stop until we're destroyed.
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Wil, the only time we laugh at you is when you say some crazy-ass funny thing. Acting and writing fiction--they're SO very much alike. You're an experienced nonfiction writer and an experienced actor; that puts you miles ahead of most "young" fiction writers. Your mantra "Dare to suck" has gotten me through more first drafts than you'll ever realize. Including the sucktastic one I gave you! Remember that you already know everything you need to know--you know how to be Pyke, for instance. And remember the audience wants to love you. The rest is just writing. And re-writing. And--OK, it's hard work. But you've got everything you need to do it. So dare. :)
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Harshing the mellow of a pedicure is inexcusable. Seize that woman's orange sticks. (Damn, your site hates me--can't reply)
Toggle Commented Jan 31, 2011 on In which we play Cal & D. at WWdN: In Exile
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Yes, but HOW WAS THE SPA DAY?? Inquiring sybarites want to know.
Toggle Commented Jan 31, 2011 on In which we play Cal & D. at WWdN: In Exile
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Hey Wil, as long as you're in PDX if you want to go check out bikes you could do a lot worse than go to Clever Cycles on SE Hawthorne, around 9th. Commuter and cargo bikes: easy, practical rides for non-racers who want to get from point A to point B in both style and comfort. I have zero affiliation with CC except as a customer (you're welcome to ping me for a ride on my sweet, sweet completely pimped-out electric-assist Xtracycle any time you're here). And there are a bunch of other bike shops in PDX with similar inventory; CC's is just the nicest and the people there are good. Tell them Lin and JJ sent you. :)
Toggle Commented Jan 19, 2011 on technology makes you stupid at WWdN: In Exile
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Goodness, you know it's much harder to write a 100-word story than it is a 1000-word story. And that's harder to write than a 5,000-word story any day. You just ran out of time! :) Put the bits and bobs in the compost bin. Something will grow out of them.
Toggle Commented Nov 24, 2010 on a whole lot of good exercise at WWdN: In Exile
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Wil, this is off-topic but when you tweeted the MY NAME IS BINGO! thing with the #nevertrustamonkey hashtag yesterday, my house asploded. 13yo daughter and 9yo daughter literally fell off the couch screaming. That CD is our "hey, we're startin' a road trip" music, no one else we know has ever even heard of it, and you possibly made their month. You have achieved a state of cool you could never have anticipated with them. In short, your future fandom is secure. :)
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I am dying of the cute.
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I can't believe no one has said this yet: Dare to suck, Wil Wheaton! My "full stop man glad I took the break from writing" moments almost always involve my kids. Gods bless them for pulling me out now and again.
Toggle Commented Jul 28, 2010 on singing fun fun fun at WWdN: In Exile
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I've returned to writing in longhand for the first time since grade school. It really helps, doesn't it? I'm freer to write mistakes, I find. I got back into it doing The Artist's Way and those stupid, addictive Morning Pages, and now I keep a notebook for "pre-writing." It broke me out of a couple of months of writer's block. I can't remember if I told you, Wil, but my 12.5-yr-old read "Memories of the Future" and loved it--and hasn't seen a single ep of TNG. :) We're both waiting for the next one.
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Oh boy. Do want. Can no has. No monies until after book comes out. This will be in the shop for a while, y/y?
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