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midnightferret
Interests: I enjoy boardgames, cheese, adult beverages, 19th Century Brit Lit, space exploration, and world domination, not necessarily in that order.
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I recently reiterated my geekiness on my blog. Not that that was a big surprise to my friends or anything. Yeah. After reading this particular post, I have at least two things to say. First, I agree with you. I want to encourage "others" to take a good look at all the stuff they've been missing out on because those things are supposedly "uncool." On the other hand, perhaps I'm not quite as forgiving as you are, Wil, because I also hear this nagging voice that says "Hey! But they were *mean* to us!" I mean, it's all fine and good to talk to me NOW, when we're up in the bar and I can afford better drinks than they can, but they made every day of Junior High a living He- oh wait. We're talking about celebs, here... uh. yeah. Don't know much about celebs. Or how that works socially. Nope. Ok, the second thing I wanted to say was, well, rock on! As usual, I thought I loved you before (in a distant, metaphorical and platonic way, of course) but I was wrong. After this post, I love you still more than I thought was possible. Yay! And stuff.
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OK, I'm going to do an "internet no-no" here and expose my ignorance. Is the title _Memories of the Future_ in any way a reference to Frederik Pohl's memoir, _The Way the Future Was_? Because, um, if it is, then you get doublepluscoolpoints! Double plus, I tell you! Sorry if you have already talked about this: It's the end of the semester and work has me swamped so I'm behind on my reading.
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Heck, 2k5 seems like an eternity ago (mostly because of Katrina). But I totally see where you're coming from, here.
Toggle Commented Mar 14, 2009 on From the Vault: the safety dance at WWdN: In Exile
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Wil, I sincerely wish you the best in 2009. I follow your blog without commenting much at all, but I just thought I'd pop in for the occasion here. For lack of a better phrase, I'll repeat an overused one: you touch a great many lives. My heart is full of sentiment, but I'll try not to blather. Rock on, Wil. Thanks for being a geek's geek and representing for us in 2008. Thanks for being accessible enough and brave enough to share your thoughts on this blog. I feel as if there are parallel lines of growth between all geeks everywhere, and that's a warm and fuzzy thing to end the year on.
Toggle Commented Dec 31, 2008 on the 2008 year in review, part two at WWdN: In Exile
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My favorite thing about Doctor Who in general is that if the viewer keeps his or her eyes open, there are all sorts of great cultural references - from ancient to contemporary - hidden within. Some episodes have roots in Classical and Early EU mythology as well as - of course - Star Trek, and were fabulously written (Douglas Adams being among some of the great writers who contributed episodes). Oh, and let's not forget such dialogue gems as "He's fastened it... with some sort of locking device" (Invasion of Time). I also am very pleased that the BBC was able to bring it back after so long a hiatus with relatively little loss of "the magic." I still squeal when I watch a great episode, and my husband freaks out when I suggest we hide behind the couch during the scary parts.
Toggle Commented Jan 9, 2008 on genesis of the daleks at WWdN: In Exile
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My favorite thing about Doctor Who in general is that if the viewer keeps his or her eyes open, there are all sorts of great cultural references - from ancient to contemporary - hidden within. Some episodes have roots in Classical and Early EU mythology as well as - of course - Star Trek, and were fabulously written (Douglas Adams being among some of the great writers who contributed episodes). Oh, and let's not forget such dialogue gems as "He's fastened it... with some sort of locking device" (Invasion of Time). I also am very pleased that the BBC was able to bring it back after so long a hiatus with relatively little loss of "the magic." I still squeal when I watch a great episode, and my husband freaks out when I suggest we hide behind the couch during the scary parts.
Toggle Commented Jan 9, 2008 on genesis of the daleks at WWdN: In Exile
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It's so warm, comfortable, and disgustingly sentimental to consider that the same wonderful yellow storybook moon that kept me company as I ventured out to pick up pizza and cold medicine for my ailing husband added a nice little meditative moment to your evening, as well. At the risk of melting into sugary simpering fluff, I must admit that the fact that others were also contemplating that same moon, possibly at the same time, makes me think that the internets aren't such a jaded place to be after all.
Toggle Commented Feb 3, 2007 on tranquility base at WWdN: In Exile
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It's so warm, comfortable, and disgustingly sentimental to consider that the same wonderful yellow storybook moon that kept me company as I ventured out to pick up pizza and cold medicine for my ailing husband added a nice little meditative moment to your evening, as well. At the risk of melting into sugary simpering fluff, I must admit that the fact that others were also contemplating that same moon, possibly at the same time, makes me think that the internets aren't such a jaded place to be after all.
Toggle Commented Feb 3, 2007 on tranquility base at WWdN: In Exile
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Boardgames rawk oldschool... Heheheh. Incidentally, I assume you have already poked your head into http://www.boardgamegeek.com, right?
Toggle Commented Jan 6, 2007 on peg eight for the bonding at WWdN: In Exile
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Boardgames rawk oldschool... Heheheh. Incidentally, I assume you have already poked your head into http://www.boardgamegeek.com, right?
Toggle Commented Jan 6, 2007 on peg eight for the bonding at WWdN: In Exile
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Sadly, I live in a "Red" state. Since I was 18, I have been voting until my voting finger was sore in favor of things I believe in, and incidentally, this means against Bush. Both times. All I can do is thank heaven for term limits, although I can't help but notice the amount of damage one leader can do in 8 years. Wil, I heartily agree with your opinions and I weep for the future... GenX's children will be paying for mistakes made by a man who was voted in by some of our parents.
Toggle Commented Jan 6, 2007 on regarding majorities at WWdN: In Exile
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Sadly, I live in a "Red" state. Since I was 18, I have been voting until my voting finger was sore in favor of things I believe in, and incidentally, this means against Bush. Both times. All I can do is thank heaven for term limits, although I can't help but notice the amount of damage one leader can do in 8 years. Wil, I heartily agree with your opinions and I weep for the future... GenX's children will be paying for mistakes made by a man who was voted in by some of our parents.
Toggle Commented Jan 6, 2007 on regarding majorities at WWdN: In Exile
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