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Anna
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Online bios give me stagefright.
Interests: reading, writing, photography, exploring, adventures, if
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I was born in 1987, so I never got to experience that era properly. When I saw Tron Legacy, the moment the arcade lit up and the music started, I thought of you, Wil. I wish I could know what it felt like to have been there at the time - but because of the way you write about it, I kind of do...
Toggle Commented Jun 22, 2011 on the value of a quarter at WWdN: In Exile
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I do hope so. It would delight me. PS you have made something very special happen, you should be very proud of yourself. BUT I'm pretty sure Wil gets to demand a custom photo from you now!
Toggle Commented Mar 10, 2011 on this is for @thebloggess at WWdN: In Exile
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It's everything I dreamed it would be *single tear*
Toggle Commented Mar 10, 2011 on this is for @thebloggess at WWdN: In Exile
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I am poverty-stricken right now. But as it's you, and you are endearingly anxious about this, I kind of hope I cave in time.
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Please, please explain the science of dice to me at some point. That sounds fascinating! (And bonus points for Frinking.)
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Oh, you got SO told.
Toggle Commented Dec 17, 2010 on Check. And. Mate. at WWdN: In Exile
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I'm sat in my living room at 2.40am trying not to giggle too loudly in case I wake up my housemates. Thank you for that bit of late-night ridicularity.
Toggle Commented Dec 16, 2010 on in which i make shopping fun at WWdN: In Exile
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Sep 14, 2010
I'm not going to make excuses for you - you lost your temper, and shouldn't have done. Good for you, for doing the decent thing and apologising to us for putting all that in the public arena. However, I hope you've apologised to the person behind the @gamespolitics account too. Not everybody knows how to express themselves well through text - you're a writer, Wil, remember - and I know if it was me, I'd be angry and scared and all twisted up inside my head for pissing you off. Please make things right with the guy / lady in question. x
Toggle Commented Sep 11, 2010 on in which wil goes HULK SMASH at WWdN: In Exile
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I subscribed to Mediocre Films a few months ago, after finding Yeshmin and deciding he was just about the Best Person Ever. I had no idea you knew him! Isn't it great when awesome people work together to achieve... er... things? Comedic things? How did he get you to talk, anyway? "Come and do this interview, or I'll kill myself!"?
Toggle Commented Sep 11, 2010 on i'm mister laughypants at WWdN: In Exile
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I don't think that's anything to be embarrassed about! It always takes someone else to tell you that though, as I know from experience. (They just shouldn't let eight-yr olds on tv, that was a decade of shame and regret I had to endure!) As soon as I invent time travel I'm gonna head back and steal your virginity. Is that creepy? It sounds quite creepy, now that I write it. Let's rephrase that. You were / are super cute.
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I utterly adore your writing, Wil. As someone who has little hope of ever witnessing w00tstock first-hand, it really is a pleasure to read your insights and experiences. So, thank you, and please keep it up!
Toggle Commented Jul 26, 2010 on memories of w00tstock 2.4 at WWdN: In Exile
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Ohhhh Greg. Thank you. Also, have a psych evaluation ASAP, 'kay? If this isn't inspiration to get to the gym more often, Wil, I don't know what would be.
Toggle Commented Jul 25, 2010 on "as his kilt rises..." at WWdN: In Exile
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How do you walk the line between making a character comedic, and exaggerated, while still making them believable?
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How do you walk the line between making a comedic character exaggerated while still plausible as a person? Continue reading
Posted Jul 21, 2010 at Anna's blog
I'm noticing loads of Whoisms in your writing lately, I love it! Excellent t-shirt design. My roots don't go so deep, I'm sad to say, but I bet there'll be hundreds of geeks who Get It. (Or am I allowed to use grok yet? What geek level does that require?)
Toggle Commented Jun 28, 2010 on never forget your roots at WWdN: In Exile
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I would watch the crap outta that show.
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I wish I could give 2003 Wil a big hug. For some reason, geeks in distress always bring out that response in me, and I feel like the least I can do is give them a cuddle and maybe some boobie-smooshing. Wil, there are loads of people out there who are in the same place you were. Can you think of anything we could do to find and help them? Or is their pain necessary too? I honestly don't know, but my kneejerk response is always going to be to try and make it all better.
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Wil, I've been saving up these recap posts, knowing that I'd need them, and tonight I've had the worst insomnia. What could have been a crappy night has instead been 4 hours of videos and podcasts, at least half of which has had me laughing. So thanks :)
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So I'm watching the Eternal Arr video. Wil, I don't know if you know this, but you have possibly the coolest job in the world. Not many people get to stand on stage in front of a load of excited geeks, making pirate jokes! And what's with the anti-Janeway sentiment? What's wrong with her? Granted, she's no Picard, but you know what she has that he doesn't? A vaginarrrrr!
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I love it when a walk can stir up a bunch of writerly thoughts. I remember walking home at midnight once, and by the time I got home I just had to fire up my laptop[ and blog about it. About how I'd seen a cat staring at the river, and what do cats think anyway? About the clock striking twelve, and about my little sister, and what words are for. It's a good feeling.
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So! Wil. The bell. I really need to know: does it mean "that was a joke", or "that was a reference", or "I'm proud of myself right now and you should laugh"? Or all or none of these things? I suppose it may have been explained at some point, but a lot of the old RFBs aren't available any more. Every time you ding that little bell I try to work out what in the heck it means! Put my mind at rest?
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May 26, 2010
More power to you, Bryan! Wil's largely responsible (let's say 87% for the sake of precision) for me getting into roleplaying too, so I understand all too well the lure of nerdsquee. Geeky or otherwise, do what you love. And the friends who don't understand? They will eventually, just win them over with geek lite stuff ;)
Toggle Commented May 26, 2010 on dejected arr at WWdN: In Exile
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