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About the Author

Wil Wheaton is a husband (Anne), a stepfather (Nolan and Ryan), a gamer (d20, GURPS, and Hold'Em), a writer (Dancing Barefoot), a blogger (WIL WHEATON dot NET), a sportsfan (Cubbies! Lakers! Kings! Dodgers!), and a geek. He lives in Los Angeles, California

Inclui os nomes: Wil Wheaton, Will Wheaton

Image credit: Wil Wheaton


Obras por Wil Wheaton

Associated Works

Ready Player One (2011) — Narrador, algumas edições17,675 exemplares
The Martian (2012) — Narrador, algumas edições17,304 exemplares
What If?: Serious Scientific Answers to Absurd Hypothetical Questions (2014) — Narrador, algumas edições6,294 exemplares
Redshirts: A Novel with Three Codas (2012) — Narrador, algumas edições4,718 exemplares
Boneshaker (2009) — Narrador, algumas edições3,649 exemplares
Armada (2015) — Reader, algumas edições3,215 exemplares
Lock In (2014) — Narrador, algumas edições2,911 exemplares
Ready Player Two (2020) — Narrador, algumas edições2,514 exemplares
The Collapsing Empire (2017) — Narrador, algumas edições2,341 exemplares
The Android's Dream (2006) — Narrador, algumas edições2,292 exemplares
Fuzzy Nation (2011) — Narrador, algumas edições1,730 exemplares
Agent to the Stars (2005) — Narrador, algumas edições1,665 exemplares
How To: Absurd Scientific Advice for Common Real-World Problems (2019) — Narrador, algumas edições1,547 exemplares
The Kaiju Preservation Society (2022) — Narrador, algumas edições1,274 exemplares
The Consuming Fire (2018) — Narrador, algumas edições1,171 exemplares
Head On (2018) — Narrador, algumas edições1,032 exemplares
The Last Emperox (2020) — Narrador, algumas edições979 exemplares
Homeland (2013) — Narrador, algumas edições955 exemplares
Masters of Doom: How Two Guys Created an Empire and Transformed Pop Culture (2003) — Narrador, algumas edições940 exemplares
Peter & Max (2009) — Narrador, algumas edições645 exemplares
Starter Villain (2023) — Narrador, algumas edições446 exemplares
Stand by Me [1986 film] (1986) — Actor — 434 exemplares
The Secret of NIMH [1982 film] (1982) — voice — 375 exemplares
The Legend of Drizzt Anthology: The Collected Stories (2011) — Narrador, algumas edições305 exemplares
The Big Bang Theory: The Complete Sixth Season (2012) — Actor — 214 exemplares
The Case of the Mummy's Gold (2008) — Prefácio — 194 exemplares
The Big Bang Theory: The Complete Ninth Season (2015) — Actor — 116 exemplares
Star Trek: The Manga, Volume 2: Kakan ni Shinkou (2007) — Contribuidor — 106 exemplares
Even Grues Get Full: The Fourth User Friendly Collection (2003) — Prefácio — 98 exemplares
The Big Bang Theory: The Complete Eleventh Season (2017) — Actor — 77 exemplares
The Sandman: Act III (2022) — Narrador — 71 exemplares
Rip-Off! (2012) — Narrador, algumas edições62 exemplares
Star Trek: The Manga, Volume 3: Uchu (2008) — Contribuidor — 57 exemplares
METAtropolis: Cascadia (2010) — Narrador, algumas edições56 exemplares
The Fiasco Companion (1840) — Prefácio, algumas edições53 exemplares
Teen Titans Go! To the Movies [2018 film] (2018) — Actor — 38 exemplares
War of the Worlds The Invasion From Mars (L.A. Theatre Works Audio Theatre Collection) (1994) — Narrador, algumas edições35 exemplares
The Maze of Games (2014) — Narrador, algumas edições35 exemplares
Eureka: The Complete Fifth Season (2012) — Actor — 34 exemplares
The Bones: Us and Our Dice (2010) — Contribuidor — 23 exemplares
Toy Soldiers [1991 film] (1991) — Actor — 16 exemplares
Prepare to Meet Thy Doom: And More True Gaming Stories (2015) — Narrador, algumas edições16 exemplares
Star Trek: A Comics History (2009) — Prefácio — 11 exemplares
The Guild: Fawkes One-Shot (2012) — Autor — 7 exemplares
The Curse [1987 Film] (1987) — Actor — 4 exemplares
Python [2000 Film] (2000) — Actor — 4 exemplares
Titansgrave: The Ashes of Valkana (2017)algumas edições3 exemplares
Lock In (with bonus novella Unlocked) — Narrador, algumas edições1 exemplar
December [1991 film] (2004) 1 exemplar


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Conhecimento Comum



Back in 2004, Wil Wheaton published an edited collection of some of his blog posts with additional linking material to turn it into a coherent narrative under the title Just a Geek. Last year, Just a Geek was republished with extra blog posts, but more importantly, footnotes. These footnotes clarify some stuff from the original book, apologize for bad writing or insensitive jokes, and expand on stuff he didn't say back then, about how his father emotionally abused him and how his mother deprived him of a childhood in her drive to turn him into a child star. I found it a bit of a mixed bag: the "comedy" footnotes were generally not funny and soon got wearying, the ones apologizing for misogynist early 2000s Internet discourse were necessary at first but not at the one hundredth iteration.

I found myself wishing that the material about his parents had been worked in as extra essays, not footnotes; what's frustrating is that the most important one (about the abuse he and his sister went through on the set of the film The Curse) doesn't appear until very late in the book, but it provides important context for a lot of what you've been reading. Aside from this, the best material in the book was generally the original contents of Just a Geek: I liked the discussion of his cameo in Star Trek Nemesis a lot, as well as his interactions with his TNG castmates, which were very sweet. There's a good "found family" vibe to it.
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Stevil2001 | 5 outras críticas | Oct 15, 2023 |

A book on a subject that I am not all that invested in (Wil Wheaton), written by an author who is deeply and passionately committed to that subject (Wil Wheaton). In fact this is an update of an autobiographical book first published in 2004, with explanatory footnotes telling us how his life and attitudes changed between then and 2021, with Star Trek: The Next Generation probably the single topic with most coverage but plenty else as well (for instance, there’s a gruelling account of a family medical emergency).

I found the result is a bit unsatisfactory; the structure is choppy, as most of the content is recycled from Wheaton’s blog, and some of the content is repeated, usually more than once, especially the question of how lousy his parents were. And there is a running joke, which gets old rather fast, about how much he hates his editor for the crime of, er, editing. But I give a couple of plus points for actually having the footnotes at the bottom of each page rather than the end of the book.
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nwhyte | 5 outras críticas | Oct 1, 2023 |
Enjoyed listening to this and learned a little about Wil.
dendorf | 5 outras críticas | Sep 30, 2023 |
I liked it. Wasn't blown away or anything but enjoyed it.
dendorf | 61 outras críticas | Sep 30, 2023 |



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