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Wil, you really have a knack for making me watch shows that I would never otherwise watch in a million years. I had nightmares for a week after Criminal Minds... and while with a BNL-penned theme and the subject matter I wish I watched BBT, one of the actors on the show has bugged me for years and I think I only ever managed to sit through one full episode. Not that I'm really complaining, but can't you just once be on How I Met Your Mother or some such? ;) :P
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Took me ~45 min at 6AM to cast my totally redundant Upper West Side NY vote for Obama. Now I'm just watching Virginia and for the first time ever wishing I hadn't moved. :(
Toggle Commented Nov 5, 2008 on one lever, pulled. at WWdN: In Exile
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Took me ~45 min at 6AM to cast my totally redundant Upper West Side NY vote for Obama. Now I'm just watching Virginia and for the first time ever wishing I hadn't moved. :(
Toggle Commented Nov 5, 2008 on one lever, pulled. at WWdN: In Exile
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I loved that interview - your comment on how well the web works for niche communities is so extremely true. Plus I am a huge fan of the term "internet people".
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I loved that interview - your comment on how well the web works for niche communities is so extremely true. Plus I am a huge fan of the term "internet people".
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Amusingly enough, I've worked about 5 blocks from the flatiron building for two years, but because I never walk *downtown* past it (only uptown), I didn't realize it until this weekend.
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Amusingly enough, I've worked about 5 blocks from the flatiron building for two years, but because I never walk *downtown* past it (only uptown), I didn't realize it until this weekend.
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"This con, like PAX, reminded me what cons could and should be. There were families, couples young and old, and hundreds of teenagers everywhere, all having a great time being geeks. And that's the thing I love about cons: it's not just accepted, it's encouraged, and it's where I feel home." Just got home last night from a week-long convention-style cruise with my favorite bands, and that made me tear up with how much I miss everyone already. Thanks.
Toggle Commented Feb 2, 2008 on phoenix trip report, part 2 at WWdN: In Exile
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"This con, like PAX, reminded me what cons could and should be. There were families, couples young and old, and hundreds of teenagers everywhere, all having a great time being geeks. And that's the thing I love about cons: it's not just accepted, it's encouraged, and it's where I feel home." Just got home last night from a week-long convention-style cruise with my favorite bands, and that made me tear up with how much I miss everyone already. Thanks.
Toggle Commented Feb 2, 2008 on phoenix trip report, part 2 at WWdN: In Exile
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In an amusing coincidence, my Grandfather was complaining at dinner last night that he can't believe some of his friends don't use e-mail.
Toggle Commented Sep 13, 2007 on Geek in Review: Brave New World at WWdN: In Exile
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In an amusing coincidence, my Grandfather was complaining at dinner last night that he can't believe some of his friends don't use e-mail.
Toggle Commented Sep 13, 2007 on Geek in Review: Brave New World at WWdN: In Exile
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You have a lot more faith in the effectiveness of public interest/action over large corporations with money and government influence than I do.
Toggle Commented Sep 12, 2007 on Geek in Review: Brave New World at WWdN: In Exile
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You have a lot more faith in the effectiveness of public interest/action over large corporations with money and government influence than I do.
Toggle Commented Sep 12, 2007 on Geek in Review: Brave New World at WWdN: In Exile
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I have so many shirts I love and even more I want... Best one I've seen that I don't have has to be "These are not the breasts you're looking for." (Additionally, I once saw a tech at a concert who had a shirt which read: "My name is Hey You" and for this, I loved him)
Toggle Commented Aug 29, 2007 on my awesome t-shirts at WWdN: In Exile
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I have so many shirts I love and even more I want... Best one I've seen that I don't have has to be "These are not the breasts you're looking for." (Additionally, I once saw a tech at a concert who had a shirt which read: "My name is Hey You" and for this, I loved him)
Toggle Commented Aug 29, 2007 on my awesome t-shirts at WWdN: In Exile
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Dammit Wil, people like you and speeches like that are the reason I keep ending up at cons for things I'm not even in the fandom *for.*
Toggle Commented Aug 29, 2007 on PAX FTW at WWdN: In Exile
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Dammit Wil, people like you and speeches like that are the reason I keep ending up at cons for things I'm not even in the fandom *for.*
Toggle Commented Aug 29, 2007 on PAX FTW at WWdN: In Exile
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Thought the best piece of advice I got when I headed off to school (oh so many 5 years ago): Do as much learning as possible outside of the classroom. In 20 years, no one will want to reminisce about Calc 101. (and then of course, the only advice I got from my parents: Dad- Don't be stupid. Mom- Don't drink anything that was mixed in a garbage can.)
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Thought the best piece of advice I got when I headed off to school (oh so many 5 years ago): Do as much learning as possible outside of the classroom. In 20 years, no one will want to reminisce about Calc 101. (and then of course, the only advice I got from my parents: Dad- Don't be stupid. Mom- Don't drink anything that was mixed in a garbage can.)
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CoyoteBlue - you would fit in quite well with Barenaked Ladies fans. We're so used to the band coming out after shows and really being just so gracious and engaging that if security doesn't organize us properly we do it ourselves! I've also seen members of the band yell at bootleggers who were trying to get a million autographs to put on ebay. It's nice when everyone has everyone else's back.
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CoyoteBlue - you would fit in quite well with Barenaked Ladies fans. We're so used to the band coming out after shows and really being just so gracious and engaging that if security doesn't organize us properly we do it ourselves! I've also seen members of the band yell at bootleggers who were trying to get a million autographs to put on ebay. It's nice when everyone has everyone else's back.
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As someone with more than a passing academic fascination with "fandom" in general, I've been to many a con for fandoms I'm not even a member of, and it's amazing how differently attendees, staff and guests can view the same event. In my own personal fandom experience - going on the BNL Ships & Dip cruise, it was amazing how quickly everything exceeded all possible expectations. It's so mindboggling to me how often organizers forget (on a completely commercial level) that the better fans are treated, the more money they're willing to shell out.
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As someone with more than a passing academic fascination with "fandom" in general, I've been to many a con for fandoms I'm not even a member of, and it's amazing how differently attendees, staff and guests can view the same event. In my own personal fandom experience - going on the BNL Ships & Dip cruise, it was amazing how quickly everything exceeded all possible expectations. It's so mindboggling to me how often organizers forget (on a completely commercial level) that the better fans are treated, the more money they're willing to shell out.
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