From my Tumblr thing:
Question: "Hey Wil! Growing up, Stand By Me was an incredibly meaningful and important movie for me and still is to this day. I was curious to know what kind of an experience you had while making this movie. Was it a positive experience or was it more akin to the shitty child actor experiences your talked about before? I'd...
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littlejohn22:
this is so awesome and I read this on your Tumblr (my profile now deleted) I am so sorry that there were this awful times you had.
wizard0:
Glad that Stand By Me was a good experience for you.  It has always been one of my favorites.  Except that bloodsucker scene.  I still don't like walking through swamps.

I feel like I should be doing more, making more — hell, making anything — and generally being more productive.

But I just have nothing. No motivation. No ideas. No compulsion to create. I keep feeling like I’m just wasting time, just keeping my head down and hoping that today will be better than the day before and that this string of days will come to...
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lukevernon:
Hiya Wil, it bugs me that we can't make spaces in a comment, but so be it... here goes. Brand new here and loving the rawness... which you epitomize! 15 minutes? Yeah... that happens once. Then what? That's when you pull up your socks when they rotting about your ankles and you couldn't give a fig when they were washed or how they smell. That's when you don't care about anyone who gets offended by the stench of socks... it's when you when you find your meaning, your purpose. What that is... is only yours to know. Give up to get on mate! Don't give a Flying Fork about anyone's opinion... ESPECIALLY not your own! Here's an idea... what if that "meaning" is to collect particles of dust from window shelves? Does it have to be spectacular? Mate, I don't know. Been through the ringer and back... wrung out, strung out, and wiped out... still here. Looking for meaning and reason in dust and static.
poshallen:
@wilwheaton  First off who is telling you this? Tell those demons to fuck off already! As long as you are happy why stress the rest? As long as you can find joy in each day you ARE living life. Do not let anyone define ‘living life’ or ‘happiness’ for you.  We all go through times where we are not motivated and simply do not feel or value or worth. It’s exhausting and defeating. This is our mind playing a sick twisted trick on us. Enjoy the moments of silence in your mind because when you finally feel at peace the ideas and projects will flood in.  Age only make us wiser and brighter embrace the changes and dare I say 🤔 live your age! You’re not dead until you are dead, find the moments in each day that give you joy, the moments that make you smile and when that doesn’t work, roll through the motions. Do not worry if others will notice, if they will be upset, offended or what they will think. Do not let the thoughts of what others might think, say or do influence you.  Remember when you are feeling blocked or down, let it out. Write whatever comes to your mind even when its nothing but negative thoughts trying to keep you down. Take those negative thoughts and burn them! Watch the fire burn your depression and anxiety. Jump in some water and focus on the feeling and let the water move you. Then you begin again until there is nothing left to say. Easier said than done, I know. You have an entire community behind you that understands, hang in there and feel better. Much love 😘

Green Day's American Idiot was trenchant and relevant when it was released in 2004. It's still a great album that holds up entirely on its

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xheartswornx:
Agreed with both you and @leighgabriel. It's actually scary how a few other politic heavy bands and albums are as if not more relevant than they were 10 or 20 years ago. Dude. I. Don't know.
littlejohn22:
I never got into it until quite a few years after it was released
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When I see people complain about paying full price for a big video game title like Horizon: Zero Dawn, or Red Dead Redemption 2, I wonder where else they spend around a dollar an hour to be continuously challenged and entertained for months at a time.

I'm over 100 hours into RDR2, about 80% through the story, and I am *thrilled* that it's...
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wizard0:
Playing Skyrim, I have issues with a few of the quests, because I don't like killing or stealing from characters that I have had positive dealings with.
leighgabriel:
You named your horse Ted Danson? OMG, I didn't believe I could adore you more, I have never been more happier to be wrong.
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Terry Crews painting in the style of Bob Ross on an endless loop is the best thing on the Internet today:

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=YzC52BNPIK8

littlejohn22:
agreed
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I recently started streaming music for my friends with a Shoutcast server that Mysterious Kevin helped me install and configure at WWdN.
I've been playing an early-90s ambient mix, but I uploaded a new playlist that’s almost entirely early wave American punk from 1977 to about 1985. There’s also some rockabilly, new wave, and post-punk in there, too.
I tried my best...
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I’m having a bad mental health day.

Well, I’ve been having a string of bad mental health days.

Ten weeks or so, it seems, and every day is a battle just to get up and face it.

I’m paralyzed by a fear of failure, and that fear is stopping me from creating anything that matters.

Hell, it’s preventing me from creating...
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chroi:
*hugs*
ratkermit:
Nice exercise. I think I'll do this tomorrow for the piece that's been terrifying me for a couple months now.
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  1. I'm copypasting this from Tumblr, because it's helpful to me, and I hope it will be helpful to some of you:
"Be wary of those who claim if you don’t trust them, you’re hurting them.

"Be wary of those who insist you are obliged to give them more than they offer in return, and if you fail to do so, you...
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ratkermit:
Thanks for that. We don't get a lot of this these days.
nebula:
@wilwheaton thanks, I've been well! Just been limiting my social media time a lot recently for my sanity. Needed a bit of a break 😅
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I meet a lot of young women at conventions who have the scars of self-harm on their arms.

I want to be sure that if I'm saying or doing anything when I meet these people, it is helpful, kind, and loving.

So do I say nothing at all? Like, when I've met people who have dozens of scars on their arms, it feels...
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sanitariumlxix:
I say don't acknowledge it if they're strangers. You have no way of knowing where they are in handling it, and it will likely make them feel self conscious. If they're friends or acquaintances, still tread carefully.
wizard0:
Personally, I would ignore the scars unless they made it obvious they wanted to talk about them.