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chris v.
Geek Monkey, the Internet
"Where you gonna go when the stumblers turn blue?" - Frank Zappa
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Weird...I can swap out the nouns and have an equally true sentence for me. See below: "I hate CATS. They have homes and nice gardens and a great park and the village green and all sorts of places to go and play, but no they hang out in a pack on the close being insanely loud and making me nuts. aaaargh. and the CHILD keeps farting at me."
Toggle Commented Jun 9, 2009 on grrr snarl at Seeking Xanadu
Boy, I think the last time I heard a mention of "Timerider" was when I actually saw it on VHS all those many years ago. Always loved Ward...thought he would have made (and probably could still make) a great Philip Marlowe based on his performance in "Cast a Deadly Spell" (obscure Fred Ward reference back in your court, sir). Strange that a Fred Ward reference would get me to comment on this site but, since it has, allow me a brief moment to say that's a it's a pleasure reading your posts and articles here and elsewhere.
I remember it, although I always confuse it with the show Haunted, which had a similar but completely different concept. Don't recall if I liked it, though I'm always up for watching John Glover in anything. As much as I loved Firefly, I'm content it now sits where it does - maybe another movie (as long as it was written/directed by Whedon), but I've let go of the show. As far as wishing anything to come back, I'd love to see more of Pushing Daisies and, from further back, please let me second Stray Taoist's call for more "Misfits of Science" - Huzzah!
Toggle Commented May 26, 2009 on Does anyone remember Brimstone? at Seeking Xanadu
Wil - thanks for the great advice. We just started getting back into D&D after 15 or years ways away from it, and it looks like I'll be the DM for Keep on the Shadowfell. Reading your posts (and listening to the hysterical "1st season" of the PA/PvP podcasts) have been a tremendous help in getting my confidence up to get a good adventure going.
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Wil - thanks for this, sincerely. Between this and the excellent podcast with the Penny Arcade/PVP folks, I went back out and bought the new Player's Handbook and DM Guide, my first D&D purchase in about 17 years, and am now slowly working with a friend to bring the "Over 35, Married With Kids" Clan back into the mix! We will be feared in between bouts of grocery shopping, department meetings, and trips to the in-laws!
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Brubaker's Captain America is the comic that got me back into comics, and still my favorite thing of his. Just finishing up the last volume of Sleeper (awesome) before diving into Criminal. Put him together with Zoe Bell, and I'm guessing "awesome" will fit in nicely.
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Wil - that shirt is, quite frankly, ridiculously sweet...I never bought something so fast!
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I'm sure someone, somewhere may have already mentioned these, but especially if you're a fan of Harlan Ellison, you owe it to yourself to hunt down copies of his Dangerous Visions and Again, Dangerous Visions anthologies, featuring some of the best speculative (SF) fiction out there, from the very best names ever in the biz, Bloch, Dick, Farmer, Niven...the list goes on an on. They relatively easy to come by on eBay, and I believe the original Dangerous Visions is still in print and can be ordered through your Amazon or similar online retailer. Or better yet, stop by his site and order them direct from the source!
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I'm sure someone, somewhere may have already mentioned these, but especially if you're a fan of Harlan Ellison, you owe it to yourself to hunt down copies of his Dangerous Visions and Again, Dangerous Visions anthologies, featuring some of the best speculative (SF) fiction out there, from the very best names ever in the biz, Bloch, Dick, Farmer, Niven...the list goes on an on. They relatively easy to come by on eBay, and I believe the original Dangerous Visions is still in print and can be ordered through your Amazon or similar online retailer. Or better yet, stop by his site and order them direct from the source!
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Wil - great book! I posted my own review up as well, adding your comments about the "debloggifying" http://whiskeymonkey.blogspot.com/2007/10/review-happiest-days-of-our-lives.html
Toggle Commented Oct 29, 2007 on Geekdad reviews The Happiest Days at WWdN: In Exile
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Wil - great book! I posted my own review up as well, adding your comments about the "debloggifying" http://whiskeymonkey.blogspot.com/2007/10/review-happiest-days-of-our-lives.html
Toggle Commented Oct 29, 2007 on Geekdad reviews The Happiest Days at WWdN: In Exile
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No desire to add or chime to the above comments. Just wanted to say good luck, stay positive, and after getting your confirmation email yesterday am eagerly waiting to dive into the new book.
Toggle Commented Oct 20, 2007 on good news, great news, bad news at WWdN: In Exile
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No desire to add or chime to the above comments. Just wanted to say good luck, stay positive, and after getting your confirmation email yesterday am eagerly waiting to dive into the new book.
Toggle Commented Oct 20, 2007 on good news, great news, bad news at WWdN: In Exile
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Sentiment echoed above...eagerly awaiting my copy, but saddened that I don't live close enough to have it autographed in person.
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Sentiment echoed above...eagerly awaiting my copy, but saddened that I don't live close enough to have it autographed in person.
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"Meh" is pretty apt for my feelings on Love. Now, if you do a search on Google for "Beatles, Hate" you'll find a remix album called Hate, which is a much more agressive mash-up (albiet more than slightly unauthorized) version of Love, with an anti-war slant. Much better IMHO and great if for nothing else than their play on the cover.
Toggle Commented Apr 18, 2007 on love at WWdN: In Exile
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"Meh" is pretty apt for my feelings on Love. Now, if you do a search on Google for "Beatles, Hate" you'll find a remix album called Hate, which is a much more agressive mash-up (albiet more than slightly unauthorized) version of Love, with an anti-war slant. Much better IMHO and great if for nothing else than their play on the cover.
Toggle Commented Apr 18, 2007 on love at WWdN: In Exile
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Last week I read Old Man's War and loved it. Since then I'e been checking out his blog and look forward to the next two books in the series. Can't wait to read both his book on writing as well as whatever you have coming out next!
Toggle Commented Feb 21, 2007 on Geek in Review: John Scalzi at WWdN: In Exile
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Last week I read Old Man's War and loved it. Since then I'e been checking out his blog and look forward to the next two books in the series. Can't wait to read both his book on writing as well as whatever you have coming out next!
Toggle Commented Feb 21, 2007 on Geek in Review: John Scalzi at WWdN: In Exile
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Don't know if it will help any, but in the "Comments" section of the survey I wrote "Don't screw Wil!" I meant it figuratively, of course.
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