Hi there, I'm Wil, and I'm the luckiest guy in the world. Why is that? Well, allow me to present the following items to support this outrageous claim:
According to the woot newsletter, it'll be available tomorrow (THURSDAY):
Ever Bought A T-Shirt Designed By Somebody On Star Trek? You Wil. Speaking of Shirt.Woot, noted actor, author, gambler, blogger, and android Wil Wheaton adds ''t-shirt designer” to his CV this Thursday, and it's all going down at Shirt.Woot <http://shirt.woot.com> . This is like a true-cross thing for hardcore geeks (like us), except that Wil himself will never have laid eyes on your actual shirt, much less hands. But still. As for the design, we don't want to give too much away, so we'll just thank Wil for rolling the DICE with us to release this to-DIE-for tee.
Speaking of DICE, The first episode of the Penny Arcade/PvP/WWdN/D&D4E Podcast (MP3 link) has been released! Even if you subscribe to the podcast in iTunes, you owe it to yourself to go check out the D&D Podcast page, because Mike and Scott did incredibly awesome art to go with each episode.
Returning to Woot for a moment: there's a woot-off happening right now, and you can follow wootoff on Twitter to get almost as many updates in an hour as I occasionally send.
Speaking of Twitter, as of right now, there are 105,547 accounts following me. Um. What? How the hell did that happen? I thought I was freaked out when it was at 51,000, but I didn't know what freaked out truly was until I tried to compose a tweet, and ended up staring at it for five minutes before I sent it because the thought of sending it to that many accounts paralyzed me.
What was that tweet, you ask? Allow me to show you: When I got this invite today, I thought it was too good to be true, but it's real: I get to see WATCHMEN *tomorrow* for this MTV thing!
Yeah, for at least four hours today, it won't be so bad that MTV doesn't play music videos like they did when I was a kid. They do a movie show called SPOILERS, and one of their producers invited me to come see the move. Because just seeing the movie wasn't cool enough, the entire cast will be there. Because that wasn't cool enough, Zack Snyder will be there, doing a Q&A after the movie. Because that wasn't cool enough, they're also going to show some preview clips of the new Star Trek movie. Because that isn't cool enough, they want me to go on TV and talk about all this stuff as some kind of expert.
Don't tell them I'm just a geek, okay? Or at least wait until after we're done. I don't want to mess this up.
The show will air on Saturday, but I think they're putting some live updates on their website somewhere today. I'll try to take my phone with me so I can Twitter about what's going on, (without spoilers, of course) but I suspect this will be one of those "don't bring your shitty little cell phone into the theater because the studio thinks you're going to pirate the movie with your tiny 3MP camera that can't even focus on the screen" kind of things.
I've gotten to do some really awesome things lately, and for the last week or so, I feel like I'm dreaming — in fact, last night, I dreamt that I was at PAX, and woke up all excited to go there — and I'm afraid that I'm going to wake up, and find out that none of this incredibly cool stuff has actually happened, so I'm working extra hard to appreciate every moment and not take a single thing for granted.