Wil Power

By Shamus
on Nov 27, 2006
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Nerd Culture

A few people have put up comments over the past few days saying they found this site (and DM of the Rings in particular) via Wil Wheaton. This seemed odd to me, since I didn’t see any posts linking here over at his site. If it was just one person I’d assume a misunderstanding, but several people have said this now and I’m getting curious. There’s nothing linking me on his Typepad blog. There isn’t even anything coming from his old site.

My ego has a ravenous appetite, and its great hungry maw can only be sated by a constant supply of self-esteem affirming links. The thought that I may have missed one will soon begin eating away at me. From the inside.

More seriously: Can anyone shed some light on this? What did I miss?

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From the Archives:

  1. Rask says:

    There may be something over at the site that was spun off of Wil Weaton’s Soapbox message board: Teh Soapbox

  2. Lycoris says:

    Wil’s column at SuicideGirls recently featured a story of his visit to Gen Con, and I posted a link to your comic in the comments below. ^_^

  3. Hi Shamus, it was in the comments section following a recent post on SuicideGirls – http://suicidegirls.com/news/geek/19269/ — right about the middle of the first page of comments… (Wil linked from his blog to the full post here

  4. Damn you and you three minute lead while I had to look up the link, Lycoris! ;-) (But thanks for the pointer, as I too am one of the newbies here as a result)

  5. Shamus says:

    Mystery solved. I try to avoid NSFW links. Thanks for clearing this up.

    Also: Thanks for the mention, Lycoris. The more the merrier. :)

  6. Tirgaya says:

    What stuns me is how many people have come here as a result of a COMMENT on that Suicide Girls article… which I only found through a link from /.

    Imagine if he had mentioned you directly… or if your site had been on /.’s front page.

    Lastly… FWIW Suicide Girls does have a safe for work section of their site where articles like this are regularly posted.

    Yeah, I was surprised too.

  7. Arden says:

    I followed a link here from a friend’s Live Journal. Judging from the comments on his entry, so did quite a few other people. There’s also a link on the Shadows of Amber message board here, but it was made very recently.

  8. Strangeite says:

    Found your site (DM of the Rings in particular) from a comment on the Hirst Arts website.

    Good work.

  9. Dude says:

    Actually I just recently found the site via a link on totalfark.com. You didn’t make the main page, but I found it nonetheless. They were specifically linking to the DM of the Rings.

    Doesn’t your webserver log incoming traffic? You should be able to tell pretty easily where traffic is being redirected from.

  10. Rusty Badger says:

    I also got it from the SFW newsfeed from Suicide Girls – Wil is nice enough to let everyone know when the wire is SFW or NSFW. Don’t be surprised if he does pick it up though, being the gamer he is!

  11. fair_n_hite_451 says:

    Count me as one of the n00bs who came here via Lycoris’ comment on Wil’s article on Suicide Girls.

  12. Macros the Black says:

    Well, you link-hungry monster, I have posted a link to your site onto our guild site The Demon Knights

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