Top Reddit IAmA's http://www.topiama.com The latest IAmA's collected from Reddit I’m Jason Ritchie, a pissed off non-politician running for Congress. I’m a Democrat ready to Flip A District in Washington State. AMA! http://www.topiama.com/r/2850/im-jason-ritchie-a-pissed-off-nonpolitician When Congress shut down the government in 2013, my business suffered. When I learned that the shutdown, which accomplished absolutely nothing, cost taxpayers like you and me $24 billion, I got angry. When I discovered that my own representative, Dave Reichert (WA-8) voted for this useless government shutdown, I got busy.

The shutdown shows how out of touch Dave Reichert is, but it goes beyond that. He favors warrantless wiretapping on American citizens. He opposes women's right to make their own health decisions, he is unwilling to support comprehensive immigration reform and he ignores important issues like campaign finance reform and net neutrality. My opponent hasn’t held a town hall meeting since 2005 and hasn’t been able to pass a bill he sponsored except one that renamed a post office. He’s so ineffective, he’s been nominated for Bill Maher’s Flip A District campaign.

I am not a politician. I’m a small business owner, husband and dad. I believe that American citizens have a right to privacy. I believe that women have a right to make their own healthcare decisions. I believe that we need comprehensive immigration and campaign finance reform. I believe in action, not in talk.

I want to be part of the change we desperately need in our stagnant congress. Ask me anything!

Edit: My Proof

Edit2: I appreciate all the questions, this was a ton of fun. I'll try to check in later in case there are more - thanks!

Edit3: Back for a bit to answer some more questions, in the midst of a twitter bomb with #WA8 and #FlipADistrict!

Edit4: I'm still answering questions, keep them coming (9:29pm PST) Edit5: Still here, still answering questions. (10:54pm PST)

Edit6: Its midnight here and I'm going to hit the hay, thanks everyone for some great questions. If you have any further questions you can contact my campaign on twitter or via our website.

Twitter: @ritchie4wa8

My website

Website about my opponent

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Tue, 29 Jul 2014 0:00:00 EDT
I am Ron D. Moore, formerly of Battlestar Galactica and Star Trek. My latest project is Outlander on STARZ. AMA! http://www.topiama.com/r/2851/i-am-ron-d-moore-formerly-of-battlestar-galactica My writing career began on Star Trek: The Next Generation, and I spent the next 10 years with the Star Trek franchise, including working on Deep Space 9 and 2 of the movies. Then worked on Roswell, Carnivale, and then Battlestar Galactica and Caprica. My latest project is Outlander which is based on the series of books by Diana Gabaldon - the series premiers on Saturday, August 9 at 9 PM.

I'm here at reddit headquarters in New York City to answer as many as I can in the limited time I have. AMA!

https://twitter.com/RonDMoore/status/494174920545292289

edit: thank you all for participating. It's good to see that you're all out there and interested, and I hope you all tune into the premiere of Outlander on August 9 on STARZ at 9 PM. Since I will try to be more active on Twitter, feel free to send me your thoughts. Or you can follow the Outlander conversation using the hashtag #Starz_Outlander. Thank you!

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Tue, 29 Jul 2014 0:00:00 EDT
I am DIPLO. AMA! http://www.topiama.com/r/2852/i-am-diplo-ama It's Diplo. I make music. Random White Dude Be Everywhere. AMA.

Buy RWDBE: https://itunes.apple.com/us/album/random-white-dude-be-everywhere/id890684559

Official site: http://diplo.com/

https://www.facebook.com/diplo

https://twitter.com/diplo

https://twitter.com/diplo/status/494177294164840449

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Tue, 29 Jul 2014 0:00:00 EDT
I am Pandora Boxx, best known from RuPaul's Drag Race. Keep it fun & AMA! http://www.topiama.com/r/2853/i-am-pandora-boxx-best-known-from-rupauls-drag I'm Pandora Boxx a drag queen/comedian/actor/how many slashes can I make (please also make the slashing noise when you say it) who was Miss Congeniality on RuPaul's Drag Race S2 and kind of grumpy on RPDR All Stars ;) My brand new music video "Different" will be out on August 5, 2014. It's dedicated to anyone who ever felt different.

www.pandoraboxx.com www.facebook.com/thepandoraboxx www.twitter.com/thepandoraboxx Instagram: pandoraboxx

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Tue, 29 Jul 2014 0:00:00 EDT
I am the author of Goodnight Darth Vader and Jedi Academy, ask me anything! http://www.topiama.com/r/2854/i-am-the-author-of-goodnight-darth-vader-and-jedi UPDATE Thanks for the questions and compliments everyone, I really appreciate them all! That's all for this AMA, back to work drawing Jedi Academy book 3 now. Thanks for reading!

I'm the author of the NYTimes bestselling Star Wars books Darth Vader and Son, Vader's Little Princess, and Jedi Academy. My new Star Wars books are Goodnight Darth Vader and Jedi Academy 2: Return of the Padawan, so I must still like Star Wars. I've also co-wrote a film and drawn a lot of autobiographical comics. http://jeffreybrowncomics.blogspot.com/2014/07/ask-me-anything.html

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Tue, 29 Jul 2014 0:00:00 EDT
I am Steve Goldstein, DC bureau chief at MarketWatch, AMA! http://www.topiama.com/r/2855/i-am-steve-goldstein-dc-bureau-chief-at : Hello, I’m Steve, the Washington bureau chief for MarketWatch. Our readers want news on the economy and it’s my job to make sure we serve that up, with ample helpings of charts (I love charts). This week is probably the most important to Wall Street this summer, with second-quarter GDP, a Federal Reserve interest-rate decision and the July jobs report all coming out in the space of three days. You can read our preview here: http://www.marketwatch.com/story/get-ready-for-48-hours-of-economic-fury-2014-07-27?mod=latestnewssocialflow&link=sfmw .We’re here to help make sense of it all, and what it means to the markets, for the elections, and most importantly, you. AMA! https://twitter.com/MKTWgoldstein/status/494136758666149891

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Tue, 29 Jul 2014 0:00:00 EDT
IamA Cam Girl working in a semilegal studio in Romania. AMA! http://www.topiama.com/r/2848/iama-cam-girl-working-in-a-semilegal-studio-in My short bio:

Hello world, I'm your dirty girl!

I'm a 25 year old Romanian girl who started camming five months ago. I am employed at a videochat studio in Romania in semilegal conditions. I work 8h a day, 5 days a week. Sometimes I'll even be online for 16h at a time. I have an account and work on ten different websites.

Keep it polite and I'm willing to answer all your questions.

My Proof:

I sent my proof confidentially to mods because I want to keep my real identity a secret.

*edit: Wow, thanks for the gold, whoever you were!

** Thank you everyone for the questions, the support an being generally so understanding and nice. Your sheer curiosity has astonished me trully. I am very tired now and am going to sleep. I will answer all other questions whe I wake up. As for those who pm'ed me without me replying, can you please send the pm again? I might have missed it in the little flood I got today. Hope you had a good time :)

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Mon, 28 Jul 2014 0:00:00 EDT
IamA Teen Jeopardy contestant who avoided Pro Sports/Outdoors, AMA! http://www.topiama.com/r/2849/iama-teen-jeopardy-contestant-who-avoided-pro My short bio: Hey guys! My name is Kevin Huang, and I was recently a contestant on the Jeopardy! Teen Tournament (http://www.jeopardy.com/minisites/teentournament/), specifically the episode made famous by this post: http://www.reddit.com/r/funny/comments/2byj1r/these_are_the_two_categories_the_contestants/

My Proof: Follow me on Twitter: https://twitter.com/khuang10

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Mon, 28 Jul 2014 0:00:00 EDT
IamA employee at Fleshlight Headquarters in Austin, TX - AMA! http://www.topiama.com/r/2856/iama-employee-at-fleshlight-headquarters-in Back Again! Ask Away!

Amanda helps out with social media and work directly with the Fleshlight Girls. Kenny handles affiliates and writes from the blog! People of Fleshlight generally wear many hats.

We make fake vaginas! We work directly with porn stars! Ask us anything!

PROOF: https://twitter.com/Fleshlight/status/493795465264001025

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Mon, 28 Jul 2014 0:00:00 EDT
My son was Dan Eldon, a photojournalist who was murdered while covering the Somali Civil War. I started a charity to honor his memory and help others impact the world through art and media. My name is Kathy Eldon, and you can ask me anything. http://www.topiama.com/r/2845/my-son-was-dan-eldon-a-photojournalist-who-was My name is Kathy Eldon. My son, Dan Eldon, was a photojournalist with Reuters covering the Somali Civil War. He alerted the world to the horrors faced by Somali civilians, but he was murdered by a mob following a UN strike with heavy civilian casualties.

I struggled with forgiveness after Dan’s death—forgiving his killers and forgiving myself for not having been able to prevent it. I found peace with the men who murdered him by learning to see them as human, and with myself by working to keep Dan's spirit alive. My new memoir, In the Heart of Life, tells the story.

I knew I needed to do something positive to honor Dan’s memory. I started the Creative Visions Foundation to help others like Dan use media and the arts to make meaningful changes to the world. To date, our creative activists have touched the lives of over 90 million people, and raised more than $11 million so they can continue their work.

You can help Creative Visions Foundation support these artists and creative activists by watching Beyond Right & Wrong on FilmRaise.com. You might remember the film from Jo Berry’s AMA. The community response to her story was so impressive, I thought I could share my own story of loss and forgiveness. Each view means $.50 goes to charity on your behalf (please consider the Creative Visions Foundation).

Ask me anything about how to forgive others and yourself after the death of a loved one, and how we can use art and media to make a meaningful impact on the world.

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Edit Thank you for all of your questions. I have to head out for now, but keep asking! I will try to answer some more questions when I can this evening and tomorrow. I had no idea what to expect when I arrived this morning, but the experience has been profound and moving and I am grateful to have heard your stories and be able to share mine.

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Sun, 27 Jul 2014 0:00:00 EDT
I am Zach Phelps-Roper. I am a former member of the Westboro Baptist Church. Ask me anything! http://www.topiama.com/r/2846/i-am-zach-phelpsroper-i-am-a-former-member-of-the I grew up in the Westboro Baptist Church all my life, before leaving in February of this year.

Proof: http://i.imgur.com/bNd42lU.jpg

EDIT: A lot of you guys want to know if it's true that the objective of the church is to piss people off to the point of violence, sue, and gain profit. the answer is no. :)

edit 2: the most common question I receive is about my current beliefs. I still believe in God, but I believe God loves everyone. :) I attend a Unitarian Universalist church.

edit 3: I encourage EVERYONE to treat the members of the WBC with LOVE! That will make a difference. Saying "fuck you" can easily be forgotten and it doesn't change their beliefs but only makes them feel validated. However, to help you get it out of your system, here is a video of an old woman screaming "GO FUCK YOURSELF" at a WBC member:

http://youtu.be/i0OZ1k77V6c?t=47s

However, I also want you to understand that my family are human beings. This is a GREAT short video (under 20 minutes) made for a college class that really makes you understand them. :)

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=R9kXanMbLXw

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Sun, 27 Jul 2014 0:00:00 EDT
IamA YouTuber w/ 700,000+ subs & a Twitch streamer w/ 360,000 followers. AMA http://www.topiama.com/r/2847/iama-youtuber-w-700000-subs-a-twitch-streamer-w My short bio: I am a YouTuber with three different channels that have a combined 900,000+ subscribers. I also run a fairly successful Twitch channel with 360,000+ followers. Making me the 12th most followed in Twitch history. I am lucky enough to play video games for a living. Ask away! :D

Links:

https://www.youtube.com/user/GoldGloveTV http://www.twitch.tv/goldglove https://www.youtube.com/user/GoldGloveLetsPlays https://www.youtube.com/user/GoldGloveTV2

My Proof: https://twitter.com/GoldGloveTV/status/493524977275392001

Edit: Thanks for all the questions guys! I really appreciate it. Was a good time. Have some other things I have to go do now, hope you all have a good night. I'll see if I can come back tomorrow and answer some more. <3

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Sun, 27 Jul 2014 0:00:00 EDT
I'm here with my granddad George, a 96 year old veteran who served as a chaplain in the Navy during WWII, has seen the world, and lived through some very interesting times. He wants to answer your questions! http://www.topiama.com/r/2842/im-here-with-my-granddad-george-a-96-year-old Have more questions? Check out /r/AskGidge, where you can keep asking questions, and I will send them to George himself to respond!

IMPORTANT! PLEASE READ! DEAR REDDIT, My granddad has asked me to appeal to the reddit community for something. Many of you have by now read the story of how he and Carmel fell in love. Throughout all the years that they were together, each and every day they would write each other letters, all of which they kept in chronological order. About 4 years ago, when Carmel died granddad moved out of his house to an appartment, and during the downsizing, the boxes with letters were taking by the auction company that they had saved, as well as Carmel's most prized possesion: her violin. Needless to say, George was heartbroken, and as he told me about the letters today, he started to tear up. These are the last tangible pieces of the woman he loved more than life itself, and now they have been sold. The auction company is called Shirk's auctions and is based in Lebanon, PA. The auction would have occured around November, 2011. If anyone has any idea of the whereabouts of these items or what we can do to try and get them back, we would be very grateful. Maybe reddit can find this stuff! I can honestly say it would be the most amazing thing I have ever seen on here. Thanks for reading, George, myself, and our whole family.

The AMA is over, but check out /r/AskGidge!

I am with my granddad, reading him the questions and writing his responses.

Bio:

George was born in 1918 in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania to Italian immigrants. The son of a Methodist Minister, George group up through the great depression, went on to earn his Masters of Divinity from Dickinson college, and a degree in Pastoral Counseling from Harvard.

George served in the U.S. Navy for many years, serving on aircraft carriers such as the Mindoro. While in the Navy, George became father to two sons (one being my dad), and was stationed all over the country.

George has seen many amazing things and lived through some amazing times, including walking through the wreckage in Hiroshima a month after the bomb was dropped (we haven't seen any negative effects yet!). At 96 years old, he is still doing very well, keeping active, reading, and learning.

After the Navy, he went on to serve as chaplain at schools such as Perkiomen.

He would love to share his experiences with you, and answer your questions.

A note from me: It is fine for you to ask any question you like, but I do ask that you keep in mind my granddad's feelings. Remember that he grew up in a very different time from us, and that his views may differ. I completely respect individual's opinions, but I do ask that you try to respect who he is as a veteran and pastor. I won't link directly to any comments from the previous AMA as examples, but I am sure you can find them if you look. With this in mind, I reserve the right to slightly filter questions to make them more palatable for him.

My Proof:

Here he is, in all of his glory! (he finds the whole proof system hillarious)

We are eating lunch, and then will start answering questions, so ask away!

George would like to appeal to the reddit community. He wants to know if there are any other Navy chaplains, other WWII vets, or others in the pacific theater who are reading this. If so, he would very much enjoy having a chat and getting to know some fellow vets!

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Sat, 26 Jul 2014 0:00:00 EDT
We are Payload - a small indie team using a 'performative' development approach for our first game, TerraTech. Ask Us Anything! http://www.topiama.com/r/2843/we-are-payload-a-small-indie-team-using-a We are Russ Clarke (founder & coder) and Kris Skellorn (designer) from Payload Studios, a small indie developer based in London, UK.

Our background is in mobile: past credits include the original Call of Duty iOS games and Hungry Shark (part 1). Kris, Russ and our producer Sai Wun Poon all worked at Ideaworks Game Studio, before going in separate directions and now reforming at Payload. Our art director Jolyon Webb also worked on mobile games among many projects at Blitz Games. But we have turned our back on mobile for Payload's debut title: TerraTech, a physics-based vehicle building game currently in the closing stages of a Kickstarter campaign (https://www.kickstarter.com/projects/payloadstudios/terratech-physics-based-vehicle-construction-and-c).

Inspired by indie teams like Vlambeer and Wolfire Games, we are developing TerraTech with full transparency, live streaming every weekday and iterating features and balance in our regularly updated** free demo** (http://www.indiedb.com/games/terratech), which we recently brought to steam as well (http://store.steampowered.com/app/285920/).

We chose the PC/Mac/Linux route, and the 'performative' approach, to solve the problem of building awareness and community for a new IP, as a new studio, with no big names, brands or megabucks to back us up. It has not been easy! But it sure has been fun.

Please ask us anything about making games, TerraTech, starting a studio, our development approach, mobile vs PC or whatever nonsense you can think of. We will also be streaming on twitch.tv/terratechgame at the same time as this AMA, from 5pm in the UK! :)

http://terratechgame.com/ https://www.facebook.com/terratechgame https://twitter.com/terratechgame http://www.reddit.com/r/TerraTech

Proof: https://twitter.com/TerraTechGame/status/493044040200650752

Answers from Kris u/zanzistar and Russ u/higekun

EDIT: We are now livestreaming this AMA along with playing some SUMO SHOWDOWNS in TerraTech over on Twitch, come and see your questions answered live! http://www.twitch.tv/terratechgame

EDIT: WOW! THANK EVERYONE SO MUCH! Due to the support of Reddit's AMA community we have smashed out Kickstarter Goal! We are Funded! Thank you all!

EDIT: Ok so after an epic 6 hour livestream Russ and I are going to take a break, but we will be back here tomorrow morning answering more questions and we will be streaming again tomorrow night at 5pm UK time. Thank you, thank you, thank you everyone! It's been awesome!

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Sat, 26 Jul 2014 0:00:00 EDT
IamA Parent of a 5 year old who wrote, illustrated, and published a successful children's book! His book is beating Dr. Seuss! Ask Us (almost) Anything! http://www.topiama.com/r/2844/iama-parent-of-a-5-year-old-who-wrote-illustrated EDIT - UPDATE! He's now the #1 bestseller in early readers, and the #37 bestselling children's book on ALL of Amazon's Kindle store!!!

My short bio: I'm a full-time author. A few months ago (when my son was 4 years old) he came up to me out of nowhere with a neat stack of paper, and proudly proclaimed he had written a book. I'd never asked him to do this - he had done it all on his own without any direction whatsoever.

He demanded I publish it. I was busy transitioning into some big projects, and like an idiot, I let his book sit on my scanner for almost two months! I waited so long my son turned 5... My son wouldn't let me forget it though. Like a true follower of Heinlein's principles, he asked every week for me to publish his book so he could "make some money".

I finally came to my senses and we sat down together to finish it. He narrated the book to me, I helped him write the words down, I taught him how to use photoshop to color in the white backgrounds on my wacom...

The book was hilarious... Especially the ending. Here's a link to the book on Amazon: There Once Was A Panda (By Bryce Author)

It's free with Kindle Unlimited, so if you're trying it out, give it a read! Besides, if you don't read it how will you ever discover the surprise "twist" ending?

We published it, and sales took off like a rocket. He's now the #5 bestselling book in beginner readers. He's ahead of Dr. Seuss! His book is just BARELY below the top 100 kindle children's books in the entire Amazon store (and that list includes books like Harry Potter)! He's getting amazing reviews and I'm beside myself. My son is a successful children's book author!

My Proof: Here's a pic with some original art from the book

And check it out, he's currently the #8 bestselling new release in the -entire- Amazon Kindle Children's Book Store: #8 in the store!

We're both here all morning to answer your questions. I'll do my best to transcribe his answers, and I'll probably voice-record a few of them for you. Go ahead, ask us anything!

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