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You know, I've 'known' Cherie online since before she started her association with Tor - and no one has worked harder or deserved the success she has had more than Cherie. She's driven, she's dedicated, and she managed to keep doing it even while relocating half-way across the country and working full-time 'rent paying jobs'. She's my kind of inspiration - glad she's yours too, Wil.
Toggle Commented Aug 27, 2008 on i thought i was the only one at WWdN: In Exile
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You know, I've 'known' Cherie online since before she started her association with Tor - and no one has worked harder or deserved the success she has had more than Cherie. She's driven, she's dedicated, and she managed to keep doing it even while relocating half-way across the country and working full-time 'rent paying jobs'. She's my kind of inspiration - glad she's yours too, Wil.
Toggle Commented Aug 27, 2008 on i thought i was the only one at WWdN: In Exile
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Yikes!! Get away from that keyboard! The couch is your friend! No stress! No bleeding!! More reading! Go. We'll still be here when you get back. Feel better soon!
Toggle Commented Feb 13, 2008 on is there anyone home? at WWdN: In Exile
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Yikes!! Get away from that keyboard! The couch is your friend! No stress! No bleeding!! More reading! Go. We'll still be here when you get back. Feel better soon!
Toggle Commented Feb 13, 2008 on is there anyone home? at WWdN: In Exile
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Since the Whovians have already weighed in to answer your questions, it would be redundant to answer. But I will note that I think you started with the right Doctor to get hooked. Tom Baker has a lot more accessibility as the Doctor than most of the others... and as the first Doctor so many of us Americans were exposed to, he tends to hold a dear spot in our hearts. He was my favorite doctor until David Tennant took over the role. I have to admit that I'm now enchanted by DT's version.
Toggle Commented Dec 29, 2007 on genesis of the daleks at WWdN: In Exile
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Since the Whovians have already weighed in to answer your questions, it would be redundant to answer. But I will note that I think you started with the right Doctor to get hooked. Tom Baker has a lot more accessibility as the Doctor than most of the others... and as the first Doctor so many of us Americans were exposed to, he tends to hold a dear spot in our hearts. He was my favorite doctor until David Tennant took over the role. I have to admit that I'm now enchanted by DT's version.
Toggle Commented Dec 29, 2007 on genesis of the daleks at WWdN: In Exile
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David - great of you to post it. I'm sure more than one person will find their way here searching - but I'm equally sure they will manage to take a couple of people in as well. :( It's stuff like this that makes the Internet such an unpleasant place to dwell sometimes. *sigh*
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I've never seen someone's blog on their business card before - you've got me wondering if that will be a future trend, or if it's just going to be specific to what you do.
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It's sad that I still have the receipt from a Gaming Supply Store in Minneapolis from that time that I had to replace my dice while out on the road... and the 'minimum replacement set' cost, with tax, $6.66 -- I still find it amusing. Mostly because the person who gave us a lift was convinced that D&D was satanic. Dice-ghosts echoing in your ears.
Toggle Commented Oct 16, 2007 on gaming monkey at WWdN: In Exile
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It's sad that I still have the receipt from a Gaming Supply Store in Minneapolis from that time that I had to replace my dice while out on the road... and the 'minimum replacement set' cost, with tax, $6.66 -- I still find it amusing. Mostly because the person who gave us a lift was convinced that D&D was satanic. Dice-ghosts echoing in your ears.
Toggle Commented Oct 16, 2007 on gaming monkey at WWdN: In Exile
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Oh, and I forgot to add - there will still be those who don't quite get how to utilize the medium. The VMA Twitters proved that in abundance... one can only scroll past so many vapid 'I'm in a limo!!' and 'I see another celebrity!' twitters before 'unfollowing' the feed. (and for some reason it doesn't show my name above - so call me yndy)
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It nearly boggles the mind to think of the strangle-hold that the United States has on the Internet. The assumption that either the RIAA or the U.S. Congress should have a say on what anyone 'broadcasts' on the Internet is truly an American hubris. Thanks for pointing out the latest machinations of Clear Channel and the RIAA. Anything and everything in pursuit of the almighty dollar - and the artists themselves be damned.
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It nearly boggles the mind to think of the strangle-hold that the United States has on the Internet. The assumption that either the RIAA or the U.S. Congress should have a say on what anyone 'broadcasts' on the Internet is truly an American hubris. Thanks for pointing out the latest machinations of Clear Channel and the RIAA. Anything and everything in pursuit of the almighty dollar - and the artists themselves be damned.
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Woot!! I don't usually watch FG anymore - but I'll make a point of setting the DVR for that episode!! Rock! :)
Toggle Commented Sep 18, 2007 on freakin' sweet! at WWdN: In Exile
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Woot!! I don't usually watch FG anymore - but I'll make a point of setting the DVR for that episode!! Rock! :)
Toggle Commented Sep 18, 2007 on freakin' sweet! at WWdN: In Exile
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I'd say I'm pulling for you Dude... but really? I'm pulling for Us - because I'm sure we'd all love to see you in SCC!! (speaking of which love the concept, expect the name to tank 'sarah connor chronicles' is a major tongue twister after just a few repetitions!)
Toggle Commented Aug 31, 2007 on just a (geeky) audition at WWdN: In Exile
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I'd say I'm pulling for you Dude... but really? I'm pulling for Us - because I'm sure we'd all love to see you in SCC!! (speaking of which love the concept, expect the name to tank 'sarah connor chronicles' is a major tongue twister after just a few repetitions!)
Toggle Commented Aug 31, 2007 on just a (geeky) audition at WWdN: In Exile
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The amazing part to all of us who read WWdN is that you are still surprised how well you were received and how awesomely you came across... Congrats on living up to everything everyone predicted you would!! :)
Toggle Commented Aug 28, 2007 on PAX FTW at WWdN: In Exile
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The amazing part to all of us who read WWdN is that you are still surprised how well you were received and how awesomely you came across... Congrats on living up to everything everyone predicted you would!! :)
Toggle Commented Aug 28, 2007 on PAX FTW at WWdN: In Exile
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Awesome. Makes me wish I was going!! But I suspect 41 year old moms are going to be a bit thin on the ground there... I'll toast your success at PAX while I'm playing GuildWars this weekend. :)
Toggle Commented Aug 23, 2007 on my PAX schedule at WWdN: In Exile
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Awesome. Makes me wish I was going!! But I suspect 41 year old moms are going to be a bit thin on the ground there... I'll toast your success at PAX while I'm playing GuildWars this weekend. :)
Toggle Commented Aug 23, 2007 on my PAX schedule at WWdN: In Exile
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Okay, so yet another person signing up with TypePad just to comment on this... Wil, the nerves are to be expected. But this thread and the dozens of comments from people in your target audience demographic have got to show you that you're worrying needlessly. Don't sell people younger than you short. I'm 41 - and I've taught at the University level extensively - if there's one thing I can say with certainty, the 20-somethings of today are FAR more savvy about our youth than we were about the generations before us. The internet keeps information alive. Sure, someone who is in their early 20's doesn't remember what it was like when arcades were the norm... but it's not like they don't know everything about the history of computer gaming from Pong straight through to Halo 3. These are the information junkies of the world. The people who when they want to know it, hit the 'net and look it up. Your relationship with your teenage sons shows more than enough that you can and do know how to relate to a younger generation. Trust in yourself and go with it. At the absolute worst? Someone might walk out and ask the guy next to him "hey, what did he mean when he said XXX?" and the odds are more likely that the guy next to him will think less of the asker for not knowing than he will of you for including it. Go knock 'em dead!!
Toggle Commented Aug 22, 2007 on PAX Panic at WWdN: In Exile
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Okay, so yet another person signing up with TypePad just to comment on this... Wil, the nerves are to be expected. But this thread and the dozens of comments from people in your target audience demographic have got to show you that you're worrying needlessly. Don't sell people younger than you short. I'm 41 - and I've taught at the University level extensively - if there's one thing I can say with certainty, the 20-somethings of today are FAR more savvy about our youth than we were about the generations before us. The internet keeps information alive. Sure, someone who is in their early 20's doesn't remember what it was like when arcades were the norm... but it's not like they don't know everything about the history of computer gaming from Pong straight through to Halo 3. These are the information junkies of the world. The people who when they want to know it, hit the 'net and look it up. Your relationship with your teenage sons shows more than enough that you can and do know how to relate to a younger generation. Trust in yourself and go with it. At the absolute worst? Someone might walk out and ask the guy next to him "hey, what did he mean when he said XXX?" and the odds are more likely that the guy next to him will think less of the asker for not knowing than he will of you for including it. Go knock 'em dead!!
Toggle Commented Aug 22, 2007 on PAX Panic at WWdN: In Exile
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