I’ve really come to love Tumblr because I keep finding more and more of the people I’m interested in over there.
Writing, Comic Books, Science Fiction, Photography, and other interests of mine are well represented on Tumblr. My own Tumblr page consists of this blog (auto-post is great!), but it also contains things I find on other Tumblr pages that I reblog to my Tumblr page, so it’s not all just the same material as you can find here.
A couple of weeks back Wil Wheaton, best known for portraying Wesley Crusher on Star Trek: The Next Generation (but he is oh so much more than that single point in time) was answering questions on his Tumblr page.
When she was younger, my daughter had a crush on Wil (she may still, for all I know) and I used to tease her mercilessly about it, especially after she cried in the theater during (no spoilers here, but if you haven’t yet done so, you should go watch it) a certain scene from “Toy Soldiers” on the front steps of the boarding school.
But I admire Mr. Wheaton. He keeps his stuff real, has his head on straight and seems like the kind of guy you’d like to hang out with while enjoying a beer and talking about life. One of my favorite things about him is his mantra, “Don’t be a dick.” People are, and can be, unless you remind them they don’t need to be.
So I had just finished watching “Trek Nation”, a documentary about Gene Roddenberry by his son Eugene, and during part of it Wil Wheaton is having a conversation with Eugene. I wondered if the two of them had kept in touch over the years.
I asked – Wil Wheaton answered.