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Glad you made it. Pizza, salad, a minibar AND free internets? Wow Wil.:) You may just be 'right at home'. Thanks for keepin' in touch. ~maxie
Toggle Commented Jun 22, 2006 on via chicago at WWdN: In Exile
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Glad you made it. Pizza, salad, a minibar AND free internets? Wow Wil.:) You may just be 'right at home'. Thanks for keepin' in touch. ~maxie
Toggle Commented Jun 22, 2006 on via chicago at WWdN: In Exile
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I had to smile when I read your blog. Annie knows you so well. :) Kudos on the "no cavities". Now that all your stuff is packed and ready, relax and have a great time. Take lots of pics. Don't worry about posting. Enjoy the cruise. We'll be here waiting when you get back. I've got my fingers crossed that someone *will* post your visit online. ~Maxie
Toggle Commented Jun 21, 2006 on and, breathe. at WWdN: In Exile
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I had to smile when I read your blog. Annie knows you so well. :) Kudos on the "no cavities". Now that all your stuff is packed and ready, relax and have a great time. Take lots of pics. Don't worry about posting. Enjoy the cruise. We'll be here waiting when you get back. I've got my fingers crossed that someone *will* post your visit online. ~Maxie
Toggle Commented Jun 21, 2006 on and, breathe. at WWdN: In Exile
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It's interesting to read this Wil. I am surprised that people were offended or that they expected a book entirely made up of Star Trek Memoirs. The parts I didn't like about your book were the Star Trek chapters. It had a more 'polished' feel to it. It sounded like a story you had told a hundred times and were simply retelling for our amusement. The stuff about you and your family had a more real, raw feel to it. THAT was the stuff I enjoyed. I half-skipped, skimmed the Star Trek stuff. You know what I WOULD like to see you write? A book about the ups/downs of being a hawesome stepdad. There aren't enough books out there from people who LOVE being a stepparent. Plenty on how to deal with the wicked stepchildren or evil stepparents, but not many on stepparents who LOVE being a stepparent. I would so love to hear advice on THAT topic. or maybe on what makes a great marriage work. You and Annie seem to have something great. Share the recipe. We'd love to know. or maybe you SHOULD write ONE Star Trek Memoirs book. Write it. End it. Then put IT away. If it's out there, people can stop searching for it. My geek says you and I should read Leonard Nimoy's books "I am NOT Spock" and "I am Spock". Maybe it would help to read something from someone who can more than relate to the same issues you face. Just my $.02 for the night. ~Maxie
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It's interesting to read this Wil. I am surprised that people were offended or that they expected a book entirely made up of Star Trek Memoirs. The parts I didn't like about your book were the Star Trek chapters. It had a more 'polished' feel to it. It sounded like a story you had told a hundred times and were simply retelling for our amusement. The stuff about you and your family had a more real, raw feel to it. THAT was the stuff I enjoyed. I half-skipped, skimmed the Star Trek stuff. You know what I WOULD like to see you write? A book about the ups/downs of being a hawesome stepdad. There aren't enough books out there from people who LOVE being a stepparent. Plenty on how to deal with the wicked stepchildren or evil stepparents, but not many on stepparents who LOVE being a stepparent. I would so love to hear advice on THAT topic. or maybe on what makes a great marriage work. You and Annie seem to have something great. Share the recipe. We'd love to know. or maybe you SHOULD write ONE Star Trek Memoirs book. Write it. End it. Then put IT away. If it's out there, people can stop searching for it. My geek says you and I should read Leonard Nimoy's books "I am NOT Spock" and "I am Spock". Maybe it would help to read something from someone who can more than relate to the same issues you face. Just my $.02 for the night. ~Maxie
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If you can't get your podcast going and you have hours of absolutely nothing to do, we'd love to "see" the conversation you had with your wife typed out if we can't hear it. :) You will get it to work. Somehow. We'll be waiting. ~Maxie
Toggle Commented May 27, 2006 on radio silence at WWdN: In Exile
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If you can't get your podcast going and you have hours of absolutely nothing to do, we'd love to "see" the conversation you had with your wife typed out if we can't hear it. :) You will get it to work. Somehow. We'll be waiting. ~Maxie
Toggle Commented May 27, 2006 on radio silence at WWdN: In Exile
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There have been a lot of good points made. I read and re-read the comments by Rafe, but I guess I thought "former.." was actually helpful. I would have absolutely no clue you were a writer if my geek hadn't turned me on to it. Not a clue. And I *loved* you as Gordie and Wesley Crusher when I was a kid. (You and Whoopi were the only reasons I watched Star Trek - although I am a big Patrick Stewart fan now too.) Until you were on Star Trek - I wouldn't have been caught dead watching it. I guess what I am trying to say is that the words "former ST.." might make people say "Wait... Wil Wheaton?? HEY! I remember that guy! What is he doing now?" That was my response when my geek said "Hey have you read Wil Wheaton's book?" I actually said "WHO?" and I used to have posters of you on my walls! I just had associated W.Wheaton with the Star Trek and SBM. I think you are a darn good writer, but I had to admit when I read your books, I half skimmed, mostly skipped over the pages and pages where you expressed your frustration with being remembered as Wesley Crusher. I thought it was a tad whiny and I don't see you as a whiny person. You describe those times in your life as fun - good memories -wish you could go back and do it again but .. if WE say "the guy from Star Trek", you seem to take is as some huge offense. I don't understand it. It's a bit of a contradiction to me. Einan78 had a good point about Mark Hamil. He will always be Luke Skywalker. Always. He's done a ton of cartoons too, but forever.. in our hearts, he is Luke. You and I are almost the same age so I guess I can say I grew up with you - in the same times that you did. Going to see SBM at the movies, watching TNG, and Wil - I even wanted to buy "The Curse" when it came out on VHS just because you were in it. Wow. Yeah. Sad, huh. (Well, I WAS 14). Even with all that, when I heard "Wil Wheaton, the author." I didn't even perk up. When he said "You know.. Wesley Crusher" I immediately went to Amazon and ordered! We've lost track of Wil Wheaton as we grew up, but we've never, ever forgotten cute little Wesley Crusher *grrrooowwwl* I guess what I am trying to say is this.. instead of hating the "former TNG" thing. Embrace it. Hell, sell the crap out of it. If that is what people remember you by, use it to say "Yeah, those were good times. Wanna hear about what I'm doing now?"
Toggle Commented May 27, 2006 on learn to swim at WWdN: In Exile
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There have been a lot of good points made. I read and re-read the comments by Rafe, but I guess I thought "former.." was actually helpful. I would have absolutely no clue you were a writer if my geek hadn't turned me on to it. Not a clue. And I *loved* you as Gordie and Wesley Crusher when I was a kid. (You and Whoopi were the only reasons I watched Star Trek - although I am a big Patrick Stewart fan now too.) Until you were on Star Trek - I wouldn't have been caught dead watching it. I guess what I am trying to say is that the words "former ST.." might make people say "Wait... Wil Wheaton?? HEY! I remember that guy! What is he doing now?" That was my response when my geek said "Hey have you read Wil Wheaton's book?" I actually said "WHO?" and I used to have posters of you on my walls! I just had associated W.Wheaton with the Star Trek and SBM. I think you are a darn good writer, but I had to admit when I read your books, I half skimmed, mostly skipped over the pages and pages where you expressed your frustration with being remembered as Wesley Crusher. I thought it was a tad whiny and I don't see you as a whiny person. You describe those times in your life as fun - good memories -wish you could go back and do it again but .. if WE say "the guy from Star Trek", you seem to take is as some huge offense. I don't understand it. It's a bit of a contradiction to me. Einan78 had a good point about Mark Hamil. He will always be Luke Skywalker. Always. He's done a ton of cartoons too, but forever.. in our hearts, he is Luke. You and I are almost the same age so I guess I can say I grew up with you - in the same times that you did. Going to see SBM at the movies, watching TNG, and Wil - I even wanted to buy "The Curse" when it came out on VHS just because you were in it. Wow. Yeah. Sad, huh. (Well, I WAS 14). Even with all that, when I heard "Wil Wheaton, the author." I didn't even perk up. When he said "You know.. Wesley Crusher" I immediately went to Amazon and ordered! We've lost track of Wil Wheaton as we grew up, but we've never, ever forgotten cute little Wesley Crusher *grrrooowwwl* I guess what I am trying to say is this.. instead of hating the "former TNG" thing. Embrace it. Hell, sell the crap out of it. If that is what people remember you by, use it to say "Yeah, those were good times. Wanna hear about what I'm doing now?"
Toggle Commented May 27, 2006 on learn to swim at WWdN: In Exile
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Where there's a Wil there's a way.. or something corny like that. Long walk. Deep breath. Throw dirt clods against a fence. :) We'll be waiting. ~Maxie
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Where there's a Wil there's a way.. or something corny like that. Long walk. Deep breath. Throw dirt clods against a fence. :) We'll be waiting. ~Maxie
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Stand by Me was a Fave of mine too. Azu..thanks for the great link. I'm still singing it "Captain Jean Luc Picard of the USS Enterprise." e-e-e-e-e-engage!
Toggle Commented May 25, 2006 on what's wrong with gordie? at WWdN: In Exile
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Stand by Me was a Fave of mine too. Azu..thanks for the great link. I'm still singing it "Captain Jean Luc Picard of the USS Enterprise." e-e-e-e-e-engage!
Toggle Commented May 25, 2006 on what's wrong with gordie? at WWdN: In Exile
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Too damn funny Wil. Thx for sharing. ~Max
Toggle Commented May 25, 2006 on klingon law at WWdN: In Exile
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Too damn funny Wil. Thx for sharing. ~Max
Toggle Commented May 25, 2006 on klingon law at WWdN: In Exile
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