I’m in Toronto for a couple of days, working on a show, before I go to Ottawa later this week.

I’ve had a nice time while I’ve been here, though I wasn’t prepared for how profoundly lonely I would feel after just 24 hours away from my family. I guess after months of spending as much time with my wife, kids...
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bromopar:
You call it stupid, I call it inspiration.  Maybe I'm pandering, fuck it I laughed.  It's a thing, it amused me and that makes it good.
oddly_charming:
I lol'd. Great job!
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I'm on location for a TV show, which is usually not that big a deal.

But I'm painfully lonely after being away from my wife, dogs, and family for just two days. I've gotten so used to being with the people I love, every single day, for the last couple of years, that being away from them feels like I've left...
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damian_stark:
Good luck on the show (and it's a bout time you got back to work! Heh.) and hang in there. Being away from the ones you love is rough. I just recently had to move away from all of my friends to stay near the one person I can't do without- my son. Hellacious to have to choose, but no one blames me for the choice I made.
wizard0:
Change is never easy, but you sacrifice for what you love.  Best of luck!

I answer questions on my Tumblr from time to time, and this one from today felt worth crossposting here.

the-eru-anne asked:

Good sir, what advice, if any, would you have for an aspiring actor? More so along the lines of – where in the world does one start if they cannot afford an agent? Because finding oneself work seems almost impossible. Or maybe I just don...
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dmaggot:
@wilwheaton Great advice!
wizard0:
Awesome advice.   Also, I can't stand reality shows.  Can't stand.

This has been on my mind for the last few days, as I’ve watched a loud and determined bunch of unhappy people do their best to make happy and successful people feel as bad as they do.

Everyone who becomes a fully-functioning adult — every single one of us — goes through a time in our lives when we are a shit. The difference between shitty...
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catdad:
Well said. 
baalseraph:
Very well said @wilwheaton.
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aubierr1967:
Reminds me a bit of a John Carpenter track, which I mean as a compliment.
baalseraph:
Sounds pretty good so far. I'll have my gf listen to it, she's much more into Dark Ambient, but I'm sure she'll like it. :)

Taking walks, by myself and taking walks with Seamus and Marlowe.

Exercising several times a week.

Keeping close track of what I’m eating and drinking.

Caring for my physical and mental health.

Reading more books.

Taking pictures.

Writing jokes.

Cleaning up after myself.

Holding hands with my wife.

Sitting with my therapist and talking it out.

Fitter, happier, more productive.

Missing my dog.

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thepsychicbunny:
"Holding hands with my wife" made me smile, simple joys of simple closeness.
ihsv1683:
all the best to you!

Thirteen years is a long time to spend with any living thing, and losing a companion that loved unconditionally and as enthusiastically as my little white dog did is tearing holes in my heart.

I’m trying so hard to get on with my life, but whenever I think I’m making some progress, and moving through the grief process, I see Riley out of...
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jozsef:
My understanding is that a loss like this has to hurt but we all process the event in our own time and come to terms with it, my point being that we don't need to take any action to "get over it" or make it better. I imagine you know all this but it's all I have. It does make me happy to know that so many people appreciate what a fine person you are and care about your feelings. That's a ray of hope in a world that seems much of the time to have lost its way.
totem:
So sad. I'm sorry for your loss. 
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totem:
Aw, that's a lovely sentiment. Let's bring it back!
javamanjaro:
There was a time. The only reason I'm here with a fresh account is there was some technical quirk about reactivating my old one, which never got resolved. As a result, it is extremely difficult to not bring up "the good ol' days," but I honestly could do that about any community I've been a part of. They grow, they change, they are dynamic. It is both weird and interesting to me. 

I’m not quite ready to announce the details of the world we created for our RPG show, but I am ready to show this little glimpse of it, and I encourage you to make of it what you will…


tinkergaloot:
Very intriguing! 
dmaggot:
Batman

We're shooting the Tabletop RPG show all this week. Yesterday was our first day of production, and we had so much fun, eleven hours of nonstop work flew by in a flash. In fact, at the end of the day, one of the players said to me, "that's it? I want to keep playing!"

We're going to be slowly announcing details about...
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maevee:
You should try Mansions of Madness on one of Tabletops episodes! It's incredibly fun. One of my favourite scenario is the one with the time machine.
chrispy6:
Can't wait for this! Me and the guys try to get together a few times a month to play. Been playing Eclipse, and Call of Cthulhu lately.

Can I come over and play Dragon Age?” My son asked me.

“Sure. I’m just going to watch more Land of the Lost tonight, so knock yourself out.” I said.

Ryan doesn’t have Dragon Age at his house, and when he was house sitting for me a few weeks ago, he fell in love with it the same way I did. He likes...
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littlejohn22:
OMG, is it so bad that i had to look up "mister Do"?
wizard0:
Awesome!  I used to play Mr do on my commodore 64!  Very similar to dig-dug.  Still have the working commodore, but damned if I can remember how to do anything with it.  Sad times.  I had hundreds of arcade games on that.  Love the story!  You're never too old to have an epiphany about family!
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lyxzen:
I can get behind this update. Get it? BEHIND.
trevor:
Sweet mother of fuck I'm watching the Cards Against Humanity episode of Tabletop right now. My man crush on you knows no limits.