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So sad about this. Especially since here in Canada, we haven't even started the latest season. It'll be different knowing it's the last one and that it won't end the way they wanted it to.
Toggle Commented Aug 9, 2011 on Saying goodbye to Eureka at WWdN: In Exile
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I completely agree with your post. Whenever I go on vacation, I have the "must tweet" reflex but after a day or two, I find that I quite easily turn to my trusty journal/notebook, which I've been keeping around specifically for this purpose. I think you can find a good balance between being connected and disconnected, and yes, connecting even when there's little enjoyment in it is a form compensation, in my opinion, for a lack of socialising - I should know, I do it all the time. But it's a whole lot easier to be connected to nothing than to be disconnected. Often, I wish I could disconnect from my computer more often... if only I didn't work off of it!
Toggle Commented Nov 15, 2010 on on the benefits of being unplugged at WWdN: In Exile
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What a great post! I was too young to remember Challenger, but I've always loved the grandeur of space and the mystical nature of the stars. When I was a kid, I wanted to be an astronaut, and our family trip to Florida, with a pit stop at the Kennedy Space Station, was one I'll remember forever! I still have my laminated posted of Discovery blasting-off, with gold trim on the sides to match the beautiful orange glow beneath the shuttle. I'm so sad that the shuttle programme is ending... It means I'll never make it to a launch to feel the heat of the moment live. But maybe they'll want to send a writer to space, at some point, and that writer will be me! :)
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I don't know why, but I really love this post. It's just so... real.
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I really enjoyed this post! Especially the part about passing by a studio (or sound stage in this case) and really wanting nothing more but to spend hours upon hours there, just doing your thang. Of course, when you do, it doesn't always live up to your expectations - at least not in the long-term - but the dream is totally worth it.
Toggle Commented Jan 13, 2010 on there and back again at WWdN: In Exile
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Yes. As a writer/journo/TV broadcaster/blogger/tweeter/sharer, I definitely think we're compelled. There's just no other way to explain it. We don't just do it because we like it or want to... we HAVE to. When I don't write SOMETHING/ANYTHING for a while, I feel all bottled up and stressed and I just have to let it out in some form. Sometimes, I can avoid the actual creative process by doing something related, like singing or playing the guitar. But most of the time, that's just a temporary fix. Like craving chocolate but having hot chocolate instead. As for the balance... It's really tough to just "be". At least for me. I find it hard to leave the observational, detail-oriented, analytical part of me behind and just enjoy experiences. I always have the need to record and to share, and it's only after much struggling that I can push that need aside. I've found that going into a situation deciding NOT to report but just to enjoy sometimes helps achieve that "it's okay not to tell the whole world about this" feeling. But not always. Although it does become easier with practice! Thanks for sharing! :)
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This is absolutely completely awesome!!! Now I'm gonna have to watch it again and listen to your voice through all the Romulans! :)
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YES! Evil Wil Wheaton (The Big Bang Theory Version) MUST make a comeback.
Toggle Commented Oct 22, 2009 on The Creepy Candy Coating Corollary at WWdN: In Exile
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Woohoo!! Congrats, Wil! :)
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Awww... that's fantastic!
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I love it!!
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I've never been a pet owner because of allergies, but I've cried at funerals for inspirational people I barely knew... and I don't cry easy! Ferris was an inspiration to you, to your whole family, and to everyone who was touched by your stories of her. Her memory will live on in these stories, and there are times where I'm sure you'll wish she were there to share new moments with you, and if you keep that feeling alive, you'll always be close to her. *hugs*
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WOW.
Toggle Commented Jul 22, 2009 on when memes collide, we all win at WWdN: In Exile
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Maybe so, Johny Ho, but that just doesn't have the same effect.
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I cannot wait to buy this! :D I loved every single review you posted... it'll be great to pull out the book when one of those episodes comes on and follow along :)
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:D I told myself I'd be playing again this season... so far I've only done step one: Got myself a new pair of skates this week!! :D Kelly Hrudey is a sweetie. I've worked with him many times and he's laidback and stress-free and loads of fun :) Also, Quick is amazing. Definitely Quick between the pipes ;)
Toggle Commented Mar 27, 2009 on LA Times: through a goalie's eyes at WWdN: In Exile
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Way to taunt us, Shane... Crazy Idea is funny? I think that's our first hint! Lovely story Wil, as always. I love these because I think that when you'll re-read it someday, you'll sit back and think, "Wow. This is my life." and feel very lucky and (hopefully) very happy. PS (and yes, I did tweet this already): Coordinating tweets is pretty geeky... but not as crazy as @replying to the person sitting next to you. Especially if you're reading over each other's shoulders.
Toggle Commented Mar 25, 2009 on in which wil has a good day at WWdN: In Exile
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That sucks! Also, car charger. Or car plug converter. The good news? Maybe they'll see this post and feel bad and forget all about today's incident. Ya never know...
Toggle Commented Mar 12, 2009 on stupid murphy's law can bite me. at WWdN: In Exile
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LOL!! Ooooooh! This explains it then.
Toggle Commented Mar 6, 2009 on @stepto: YEEESSSSSSSSSSS at WWdN: In Exile
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lol! That's awesome! (Minus the surgery and meds part).
Toggle Commented Feb 27, 2009 on from the vault: my awesome dog at WWdN: In Exile
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LOL!!! Alex is hilarious. Also, sometimes I don't understand who people still have their jobs when they're so disconnected from their industry, and really, their jobs.
Toggle Commented Feb 26, 2009 on wil wheaton vs. text 2 speech at WWdN: In Exile
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Ah yes. I caught this video last week... priceless! Definitely met my lols quota for the day. In fact, I think I need to watch it again.
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Awww... I wish I had someone to share stuff like this with. These days, if I want to take a break from the computer, I either play guitar (using online tabs, which kinda defeats the purpose), or... I dunno! It's a solitary life.
Toggle Commented Feb 13, 2009 on the best ten minutes of the day at WWdN: In Exile
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hihihi
Toggle Commented Feb 12, 2009 on twitter funtimes at WWdN: In Exile
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THAT is HOT!
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