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ohmifuggingahd - I am sooo excited about this news. So happy because it means so much to you, and because you got to work on pretty much the coolest movie of the year, and close to the best Trek movie evar, AND because you got to work with JJ Abrams. My plan is for it to be our first Blu-ray purchase (or Watchmen)unless some one gives it to me for Xmas. :)
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I'm so sorry to read about Ferris, and sad for you and your family too, it is a crappy thing to happen. Not a lot of comfort, but at least it was quick. I've had a cat with a very drawn out old age, and although I didn't want her to die, I kind of kept wishing for it because she was so frail and unwell. But being selfish, had trouble actually taking her to the vet. Must be a thing with writers' pets today. Neil Gaiman's cat also died. http://journal.neilgaiman.com/2009/08/too-tired.html
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Thank you very much for this timely post Wil. My boy is imminently about to turn 13, and we are definitely feeling the pendulum swinging from moody irritable pre-teen to moodier, more irritable teen. These days we can't even look sideways without it being all about him, and how we are so mean/hypocritical/hyper critical/ humourless (at an obviously sarcastic remark). But yet, there are still moments when he is my little boy that wants to cuddle up. Guess I'd better hold on to those moments.
Toggle Commented Oct 24, 2008 on this is for uncle warren at WWdN: In Exile
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Thank you very much for this timely post Wil. My boy is imminently about to turn 13, and we are definitely feeling the pendulum swinging from moody irritable pre-teen to moodier, more irritable teen. These days we can't even look sideways without it being all about him, and how we are so mean/hypocritical/hyper critical/ humourless (at an obviously sarcastic remark). But yet, there are still moments when he is my little boy that wants to cuddle up. Guess I'd better hold on to those moments.
Toggle Commented Oct 24, 2008 on this is for uncle warren at WWdN: In Exile
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That is a delightful anecdote, and one I hope to replay with my son in the future. Right now he is 11 years old, and hates going to the comic shops with us. I ask you, is that right? I'd love to know what is in your collection. A geeky collection comparing thing you know.
Toggle Commented Nov 22, 2006 on see a little light at WWdN: In Exile
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That is a delightful anecdote, and one I hope to replay with my son in the future. Right now he is 11 years old, and hates going to the comic shops with us. I ask you, is that right? I'd love to know what is in your collection. A geeky collection comparing thing you know.
Toggle Commented Nov 22, 2006 on see a little light at WWdN: In Exile
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Wil, these look like awesome complations, and I'm hoping I can get them locally here in Australia. Our family only listen to Triple J here in Australia. I understand there is nothing like it in America. It is federally funded and plays to almost all of Australia. They play a wide range of alternative music styles, and NO adverts *yay*. You can listen to them via the Internet (http://www.abc.net.au/triplej/) The J's also have a great current affairs half hour called Hack, as well as a science Q&A every Thursday, which are now podcast. Definitely well worth having a 'look at'. Believe it or don't, I don't work for the ABC, I just love my radio station.
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Wil, these look like awesome complations, and I'm hoping I can get them locally here in Australia. Our family only listen to Triple J here in Australia. I understand there is nothing like it in America. It is federally funded and plays to almost all of Australia. They play a wide range of alternative music styles, and NO adverts *yay*. You can listen to them via the Internet (http://www.abc.net.au/triplej/) The J's also have a great current affairs half hour called Hack, as well as a science Q&A every Thursday, which are now podcast. Definitely well worth having a 'look at'. Believe it or don't, I don't work for the ABC, I just love my radio station.
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Like most people here, I was also affected by Poltergeist at the time, and for a long time afterwards. I saw it when I was 15, and away from home for 2 weeks with the school on work experience. A group of us went out one night to see the movie, Christine, Peter and Paul. On the way back to the boarding house, Chris and I were clutching each other, freaking out about the overhanging trees on this beautiful (by day) tree lined street. Unbeknownst to me, Peter picked up a twig and tickled the back of my hair. I shrieked like a banshee and took off at a run, closely followed by Christine, closely followed by the laughter of Peter and Paul. That night Christine and I slept in the same single bed, even though we were in the same room, and had four other girls in there with us. Sheesh, at least I was able to talk my mum into seeing it with us. I reckon she spent half the movie slumped so low in her seat, she could only see the top quarter of the screen. :D
Toggle Commented Oct 22, 2006 on you only moved the headstones! at WWdN: In Exile
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Like most people here, I was also affected by Poltergeist at the time, and for a long time afterwards. I saw it when I was 15, and away from home for 2 weeks with the school on work experience. A group of us went out one night to see the movie, Christine, Peter and Paul. On the way back to the boarding house, Chris and I were clutching each other, freaking out about the overhanging trees on this beautiful (by day) tree lined street. Unbeknownst to me, Peter picked up a twig and tickled the back of my hair. I shrieked like a banshee and took off at a run, closely followed by Christine, closely followed by the laughter of Peter and Paul. That night Christine and I slept in the same single bed, even though we were in the same room, and had four other girls in there with us. Sheesh, at least I was able to talk my mum into seeing it with us. I reckon she spent half the movie slumped so low in her seat, she could only see the top quarter of the screen. :D
Toggle Commented Oct 22, 2006 on you only moved the headstones! at WWdN: In Exile
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