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Wil: please continue to post here when you feel like it. I don't subscribe to Twitter, and am often not online every day, so I enjoy coming to this site whenever I crave a bit of delicious Wil-ness that you have admirably shared with us these past ten years. I will continue to have wilwheaton.net bookmarked. And I will continue to watch your work on the telly and read your work on teh webs and buy your books. Keep bringing the Hawesome! If that means less frequent blog posts, so be it. But please don't stop blogging. Your voice is welcome whenever you care to share it.
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Picture is full of Hawesome. Evil Wil Wheaton totally pwns the Moonpie.
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This definitely scores an Epic Win over the Sheldon Cooper "Bazinga!" Tee. Moonpie is doubtless squirming with geekish envy. Totally geek-tastic!
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Congratulations, Wil! That's all kinds of Hawesome! Time for a mazel-tov coctail. We eagerly anticipate the return of Evil Wil. Show Moonpie no mercy!
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Hey, Wil-- I know you say you're not in the same league w/the BBT writers, but you have the comedy pedegree (ACME et al), the acing chops, the first-hand experience of working on the show, you know the characters, AND you've written TREK manga, (which anyone can tell you is QUITE the writing challenge): I say to you, if you can write TREK, you can RAWK on BBT. Why not submit for next seaon, since they were given a 2-season option by CBS? You couldn't be more qualified. Just sayin...' Qapla!
Toggle Commented Feb 10, 2010 on Wow, nice shirt . . . Moonpie. at WWdN: In Exile
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I was volunteering for the campaign & had taken Election Day off to help in the final get-out-the-vote push. The Obama HQ was just 3 blocks down the road from my apartment, which made volunteering even easier than when I volunteered for Kerry back in '04. Since that meant being at HQ by 9AM, I had to go to my poll and vote early. I got there by 7:15. The line stretched out the door, down the sidewalk, out through the parking lot, and over halfway up the block to the other end of the building. There must have been over 300 people in line ahead of me, but everyone was relaxed, respectful and mindful of our purpose. By 8:45, I still hadn't crossed the threshhold, so I called HQ to let them know I'd be running a bit late. They said, "Just get here when you can." I got my "I voted" sticker, headed out the door, and down the street to HQ, which was abuzz with the most infectious, positive energy I've experienced in well over 12 years. The excitement was palpable. We were sent out in canvassing teams to remind committed voters to get out and do so. By 11:30 AM, we'd had such a turnout of volunteers that we'd completely canvassed the KC metro area. After checking back in, one paid staffer told us that turnout this year exceeded the total turnout for '04 by 40%. Wish I had the precise figures, but that was extremely encouraging. I did 2 more canvasses that day, then went over to my friend Michelle's to watch returns with her and a group of her "tree-hugger" friends. When McCain conceded, we popped the champagne. Then we got a call from our friends Cary & Carl in Chicago. They were in Grant Park, awaiting Barack's acceptance speech. By the time he'd finished, there wasn't a dry eye in Michelle's living room. YES WE DID! As I drove home, there were some impromptu fireworks going off over various neighborhoods. It was better than the 4th of July. As exhausted as I was, I still couldn't get to sleep that night. What was even better were all the smiles on everyone's faces the next day. We've finally shaken the monkey off our collective back. And I am no longer ashamed of my country.
Toggle Commented Nov 9, 2008 on one lever, pulled. at WWdN: In Exile
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I was volunteering for the campaign & had taken Election Day off to help in the final get-out-the-vote push. The Obama HQ was just 3 blocks down the road from my apartment, which made volunteering even easier than when I volunteered for Kerry back in '04. Since that meant being at HQ by 9AM, I had to go to my poll and vote early. I got there by 7:15. The line stretched out the door, down the sidewalk, out through the parking lot, and over halfway up the block to the other end of the building. There must have been over 300 people in line ahead of me, but everyone was relaxed, respectful and mindful of our purpose. By 8:45, I still hadn't crossed the threshhold, so I called HQ to let them know I'd be running a bit late. They said, "Just get here when you can." I got my "I voted" sticker, headed out the door, and down the street to HQ, which was abuzz with the most infectious, positive energy I've experienced in well over 12 years. The excitement was palpable. We were sent out in canvassing teams to remind committed voters to get out and do so. By 11:30 AM, we'd had such a turnout of volunteers that we'd completely canvassed the KC metro area. After checking back in, one paid staffer told us that turnout this year exceeded the total turnout for '04 by 40%. Wish I had the precise figures, but that was extremely encouraging. I did 2 more canvasses that day, then went over to my friend Michelle's to watch returns with her and a group of her "tree-hugger" friends. When McCain conceded, we popped the champagne. Then we got a call from our friends Cary & Carl in Chicago. They were in Grant Park, awaiting Barack's acceptance speech. By the time he'd finished, there wasn't a dry eye in Michelle's living room. YES WE DID! As I drove home, there were some impromptu fireworks going off over various neighborhoods. It was better than the 4th of July. As exhausted as I was, I still couldn't get to sleep that night. What was even better were all the smiles on everyone's faces the next day. We've finally shaken the monkey off our collective back. And I am no longer ashamed of my country.
Toggle Commented Nov 9, 2008 on one lever, pulled. at WWdN: In Exile
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January 20, 2009 can't come soon enough. Unless, perchance, Congress grows a collective spine and impeaches the Embarrassment-in-Chief.... In the meantime, I'm switching my Guinness to a Peoples' Beer of the Revolution today. (It's the closest I come to flag waving.) Cheers.
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January 20, 2009 can't come soon enough. Unless, perchance, Congress grows a collective spine and impeaches the Embarrassment-in-Chief.... In the meantime, I'm switching my Guinness to a Peoples' Beer of the Revolution today. (It's the closest I come to flag waving.) Cheers.
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Add me to the chorus recommending the Gardner Dozois anthologies. If you can find one in a used bookstore, there's a paperback edition of DANGEROUS VISIONS, edited by Harlan Ellison, that has some of the very best SF ever collected in one volume. Not only that, but it fits the portability requirement. Happy reading....
Toggle Commented Jul 4, 2007 on wookin pa books at WWdN: In Exile
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Add me to the chorus recommending the Gardner Dozois anthologies. If you can find one in a used bookstore, there's a paperback edition of DANGEROUS VISIONS, edited by Harlan Ellison, that has some of the very best SF ever collected in one volume. Not only that, but it fits the portability requirement. Happy reading....
Toggle Commented Jul 4, 2007 on wookin pa books at WWdN: In Exile
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Whoa. I felt like I was in the room. You totally captured the moment, and took us along for the ride. Bravo for your eloquence and your class and generosity. Any room for including this in your latest volume, or has it already been put to bed? Just a thought....
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Whoa. I felt like I was in the room. You totally captured the moment, and took us along for the ride. Bravo for your eloquence and your class and generosity. Any room for including this in your latest volume, or has it already been put to bed? Just a thought....
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Add me to the chorus of Happy Father's Day wishers, Wil. Congratulations to you, and best wishes to Ryan as he embarks on his college adventure. From what we read here, he's certainly been well-prepped. Cheers!
Toggle Commented Jun 17, 2007 on i am so very proud of him at WWdN: In Exile
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Add me to the chorus of Happy Father's Day wishers, Wil. Congratulations to you, and best wishes to Ryan as he embarks on his college adventure. From what we read here, he's certainly been well-prepped. Cheers!
Toggle Commented Jun 17, 2007 on i am so very proud of him at WWdN: In Exile
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Old: NIGHTFALL by Asimov Middle-ish: RINGWORLD by Larry Niven "I Have No Mouth and I Must Scream" by Harlan Ellison and the entirety of the DANGEROUS VISIONS anthology New(ish): PHASES OF GRAVITY by Dan Simmons And, I'll be damned if I can remember the author's name, (shame on me)but the 2002 Nebula Winners anthology had a short story called "Macs", which postulated an America which allowed cloning of convicted felons, said cloes to be turned over to the families of the victims to receive whatever vigilante justice they sought fit to mete out. The "Macs" of the title referred to Timothy McVeigh, and the story, told in multiple first-person voices, is absolutely chilling.
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Old: NIGHTFALL by Asimov Middle-ish: RINGWORLD by Larry Niven "I Have No Mouth and I Must Scream" by Harlan Ellison and the entirety of the DANGEROUS VISIONS anthology New(ish): PHASES OF GRAVITY by Dan Simmons And, I'll be damned if I can remember the author's name, (shame on me)but the 2002 Nebula Winners anthology had a short story called "Macs", which postulated an America which allowed cloning of convicted felons, said cloes to be turned over to the families of the victims to receive whatever vigilante justice they sought fit to mete out. The "Macs" of the title referred to Timothy McVeigh, and the story, told in multiple first-person voices, is absolutely chilling.
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Hey, Wil--great stuff here. I especially was moved by the last line in Part II. The narrative style is spare, but with just enough telling details. So PLEASE don't abandon this. I want to read more about Eddie and his world. And when you have those moments when you feel like "chucking it into the cornfield," this axiom might be helpful: Don't throw anythnig away, even if you think it's shit. Because today's shit is tomorrow's fertilizer. (not that I think "Poor Places" is shit, btw). Looking forward to Part III.
Toggle Commented Apr 15, 2007 on Poor Places - Interlude at WWdN: In Exile
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Hey, Wil--great stuff here. I especially was moved by the last line in Part II. The narrative style is spare, but with just enough telling details. So PLEASE don't abandon this. I want to read more about Eddie and his world. And when you have those moments when you feel like "chucking it into the cornfield," this axiom might be helpful: Don't throw anythnig away, even if you think it's shit. Because today's shit is tomorrow's fertilizer. (not that I think "Poor Places" is shit, btw). Looking forward to Part III.
Toggle Commented Apr 15, 2007 on Poor Places - Interlude at WWdN: In Exile
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Could be worse. You could be in KC watching the Royals set a new all-time MLB loss record. (On course to set a third consecutimve 100+ loss season) If only the head-crushing worked on the Ownership....
Toggle Commented May 10, 2006 on the los angeles flatheads at WWdN: In Exile
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Could be worse. You could be in KC watching the Royals set a new all-time MLB loss record. (On course to set a third consecutimve 100+ loss season) If only the head-crushing worked on the Ownership....
Toggle Commented May 10, 2006 on the los angeles flatheads at WWdN: In Exile
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Booyah! Absolutely Wil! Best.Show.Ever. (network, that is) The character development, the backstories that reveal so much more than our first impressions, the phenomenal ensemble, the stunning location, the most diverse casting on network TV, the brilliant dialogue, the labyrinthine plotting.... One can go on and on. This is the only series that is Appointment Television in my book. Love the interplay between Jack & Locke. Terry O'Quinn has never been better. And how can you not love Hurley? Jorge Garcia is teh bomb! I wanna know whussup with Michael going all Commando? Can't get enough of Harold Perrineau. Ditto for the incomparable Mira Furlan as Rousseau. She is a miraculous actor, one of the shining lights of BABYLON 5, who deserves all the success that comes her way (and doncha just love the characters with surnames of the Great Philosphers (Locke, Rousseau)? I can't adequately express the frustration of being told we're getting a new ep, only to be confronted with another re-run. Haven't made the upgrade to TiVO yet, but the old analog VCR is still set weekly to record each new ep. The first season has its own place of honor on my DVD rack alongside TNG, B5, FARSCAPE and the Diana Rigg AVENGERS. Compelling is too inadequate a word to describe this series. May the TV ghods bless it for a long, long run.
Toggle Commented Apr 13, 2006 on lost at WWdN: In Exile
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Booyah! Absolutely Wil! Best.Show.Ever. (network, that is) The character development, the backstories that reveal so much more than our first impressions, the phenomenal ensemble, the stunning location, the most diverse casting on network TV, the brilliant dialogue, the labyrinthine plotting.... One can go on and on. This is the only series that is Appointment Television in my book. Love the interplay between Jack & Locke. Terry O'Quinn has never been better. And how can you not love Hurley? Jorge Garcia is teh bomb! I wanna know whussup with Michael going all Commando? Can't get enough of Harold Perrineau. Ditto for the incomparable Mira Furlan as Rousseau. She is a miraculous actor, one of the shining lights of BABYLON 5, who deserves all the success that comes her way (and doncha just love the characters with surnames of the Great Philosphers (Locke, Rousseau)? I can't adequately express the frustration of being told we're getting a new ep, only to be confronted with another re-run. Haven't made the upgrade to TiVO yet, but the old analog VCR is still set weekly to record each new ep. The first season has its own place of honor on my DVD rack alongside TNG, B5, FARSCAPE and the Diana Rigg AVENGERS. Compelling is too inadequate a word to describe this series. May the TV ghods bless it for a long, long run.
Toggle Commented Apr 13, 2006 on lost at WWdN: In Exile
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Belated Break-a-Leg Wil! By the time you read this, you should have already nailed the job! Loved reading about your experiences at Grand Slam, too. Wish I coulda been there. And why NOT ask Ron Moore for a recurring role on BSG while you're at it? (Hey, he already knows what a HAWESOME actor you are....) Keep on keepin' on. Oh, and for possible questions: Did Harrison Ford really wanna punch Sean Young's lights out in that "romantic" moment?
Toggle Commented Mar 15, 2006 on there are many copies at WWdN: In Exile
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Belated Break-a-Leg Wil! By the time you read this, you should have already nailed the job! Loved reading about your experiences at Grand Slam, too. Wish I coulda been there. And why NOT ask Ron Moore for a recurring role on BSG while you're at it? (Hey, he already knows what a HAWESOME actor you are....) Keep on keepin' on. Oh, and for possible questions: Did Harrison Ford really wanna punch Sean Young's lights out in that "romantic" moment?
Toggle Commented Mar 15, 2006 on there are many copies at WWdN: In Exile
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