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Your dream reminds me of Chatterbox Pub in Minneapolis. My husband wants to own a Brewpub, Bed & Breakfast
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My husband and I had a great time. Thank goodness the Guthrie seats were so comfortable. But it was LONG night, especially sandwiched by a work and a long commute. It was long, but in a good way. I still would have liked more Molly Lewis, and certainly more Neil Gaiman- even though I knew he was there, I still cheered like he was one of The Beatles when he finally appeared! (Consolation for others who wanted more from Neil - here's the NPR recording of his now-infamous Stillwater talk It was a great experience, thanks for bringing the show out here! And I was so happy to ignore the back of my ticket prohibiting cameras, and bring in my big ol' DSLR to capture the show. Thanks!
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I have thought of you as the gatekeeper to much of teh awesomeness I've seen on the Web since I started reading back in the days of monkeys with typewriters. I'm watching your keynote off youtube right now (up to the LOTR/DragonAge segment). I'm not a hardcore geek or gamer, more of a fringe geek, and I have to say, while your stories clearly strike a chord with PAX, your storytelling makes you a Rosetta Stone for Geek to Non-Geek. Your stories connect with people across the spectrum. Bravo!
Toggle Commented Mar 30, 2010 on in which wil feels homesick at WWdN: In Exile
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After you were on, I finally put the show to top of my Netflix queue, and we've been greedily watching it marathon-style. My favorite quote so far: Penny, you don't want to get into it with Sheldon. The guy is one lab accident away from being a supervillain. My question is about the laughter. When I'm watching an episode, the audience doesn't bother me because I'm laughing myself- but re-watching it or seeing a commercial, I'm struck by the sitcom-laugh-track feel. How does it feel on set? Is there a live audience for everything?
Toggle Commented Feb 9, 2010 on Wow, nice shirt . . . Moonpie. at WWdN: In Exile
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I'm sorry for the loss of a member of your family, Wil. I'll miss Ferris stories.
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Wil, Another site I check in with a couple of times a week, "The Comics Curmudgeon" is a goofy site where they lambaste daily comics. Timely enough, the author is running a fundraising drive this week. This model could be a nice way to ask for a contribution from readers without requiring subscriptions. Sure you won't get full participation, but you WILL get support from your devoted followers.
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Wil, Another site I check in with a couple of times a week, "The Comics Curmudgeon" is a goofy site where they lambaste daily comics. Timely enough, the author is running a fundraising drive this week. This model could be a nice way to ask for a contribution from readers without requiring subscriptions. Sure you won't get full participation, but you WILL get support from your devoted followers.
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Cool! Are you going to be a character, or yourself? I used to love Family Guy, but South Park ruined it for me. Now all I can think about is those darn manatees.
Toggle Commented Sep 18, 2007 on freakin' sweet! at WWdN: In Exile
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Cool! Are you going to be a character, or yourself? I used to love Family Guy, but South Park ruined it for me. Now all I can think about is those darn manatees.
Toggle Commented Sep 18, 2007 on freakin' sweet! at WWdN: In Exile
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The more things change, the more they stay the same. Wil, you have been subject to this type of behavior for a remarkable stretch of technological advancement! You could do a Geek in Review on the social history of Web Abuse!
Toggle Commented Feb 15, 2007 on what happened to digg? at WWdN: In Exile
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The more things change, the more they stay the same. Wil, you have been subject to this type of behavior for a remarkable stretch of technological advancement! You could do a Geek in Review on the social history of Web Abuse!
Toggle Commented Feb 15, 2007 on what happened to digg? at WWdN: In Exile
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Lots of people hate doing this kind of thing, but you ought to feel very proud of it. It's impressive. My one editorial comment, this part didn't read well for me: Currently, Wil splits his time between writing and voice acting, providing the voice for Aqualad on the WB’s “Teen Titans”, Cosmic Boy on "Legion of Superheroes," as well as several video games, including Grand Theft Auto: San Andreas, Everquest 2, Grand Theft Auto: Liberty City Stories, Ghost Recon 2, and Ghost Recon 2: Advanced War Fighter. You are not currently voicing the video games, right? It's also a really long sentence (56 words). I think you could break it between stuff you're currently doing and then ". He has also provided voices on several popular video games, including..."
Toggle Commented Feb 1, 2007 on The Obligatory Biography at WWdN: In Exile
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Lots of people hate doing this kind of thing, but you ought to feel very proud of it. It's impressive. My one editorial comment, this part didn't read well for me: Currently, Wil splits his time between writing and voice acting, providing the voice for Aqualad on the WB’s “Teen Titans”, Cosmic Boy on "Legion of Superheroes," as well as several video games, including Grand Theft Auto: San Andreas, Everquest 2, Grand Theft Auto: Liberty City Stories, Ghost Recon 2, and Ghost Recon 2: Advanced War Fighter. You are not currently voicing the video games, right? It's also a really long sentence (56 words). I think you could break it between stuff you're currently doing and then ". He has also provided voices on several popular video games, including..."
Toggle Commented Feb 1, 2007 on The Obligatory Biography at WWdN: In Exile
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This morning, as a matter of fact, I had a disturbing dream that someone took my children. I woke up paralyzed with panic, my heart pounding so hard I thought it would never slow. I struggled to take deep breaths trying to bring myself back to consciousness. Of course I couldn't get back to sleep. Even though the dream didn't make sense, that terrified feeling has haunted me all day and left me feeling wrung out.
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This morning, as a matter of fact, I had a disturbing dream that someone took my children. I woke up paralyzed with panic, my heart pounding so hard I thought it would never slow. I struggled to take deep breaths trying to bring myself back to consciousness. Of course I couldn't get back to sleep. Even though the dream didn't make sense, that terrified feeling has haunted me all day and left me feeling wrung out.
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I agree with AngieZ, the impact of the movie is very different depending on your age. I remember being so taken with the 'romance' of Luke rescuing Leia when I was little (I know, ick). In college we did annual trilogy (4-6) watching...but every year I found it harder to sit through. At the time it was made, it was AMAZING, the effects were awesome, the tension palpable (his FATHER OMG!). Now it's been ripped off so much that it's like Cinderella's dress after her stepsisters get done with it- it's as though we see the tarnish on our own innocence. Our daughter is 3 and I have to wonder, when do I show these to her and in what order? How will it be different for her? I think this about a lot of movies dear to my heart.(Remember your concern showing Ryan and Nolan Monty Python & the Holy Grail?) Movies that use special effects have a much bigger challenge holding up over the years because we get jaded by experience. And I agree with the defense of Hayden Christiansen- I was so impressed to see that he CAN act when I saw Life as a House. Knowing that made Sith even more intolerable, I just felt BAD for him.
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I agree with AngieZ, the impact of the movie is very different depending on your age. I remember being so taken with the 'romance' of Luke rescuing Leia when I was little (I know, ick). In college we did annual trilogy (4-6) watching...but every year I found it harder to sit through. At the time it was made, it was AMAZING, the effects were awesome, the tension palpable (his FATHER OMG!). Now it's been ripped off so much that it's like Cinderella's dress after her stepsisters get done with it- it's as though we see the tarnish on our own innocence. Our daughter is 3 and I have to wonder, when do I show these to her and in what order? How will it be different for her? I think this about a lot of movies dear to my heart.(Remember your concern showing Ryan and Nolan Monty Python & the Holy Grail?) Movies that use special effects have a much bigger challenge holding up over the years because we get jaded by experience. And I agree with the defense of Hayden Christiansen- I was so impressed to see that he CAN act when I saw Life as a House. Knowing that made Sith even more intolerable, I just felt BAD for him.
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Theory: Perhaps only Academy *Members* who pass away are honored for the In Memoriam segment. Membership is by invitation or nomination (see Wikipedia)
Toggle Commented Mar 6, 2006 on a few thoughts on the oscars at WWdN: In Exile
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Theory: Perhaps only Academy *Members* who pass away are honored for the In Memoriam segment. Membership is by invitation or nomination (see Wikipedia)
Toggle Commented Mar 6, 2006 on a few thoughts on the oscars at WWdN: In Exile
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