||This user has been on Wikipedia for 7 years and 10 months.
Hello and welcome to my user page. I am Midnightblueowl (1982–?), a Wikipedia editor from Western Europe who has been active on the site since February 2006. Although I've run into a few rough editors in my time – including those who've accused me of being a government-funded propagandist for China or Venezuela (!?!) – on the whole my experience during this time has been positive. I believe in the Wikipedian ethos of free and accurate encyclopedic knowledge for all (with the proviso that you have internet access and an ability to read English of course). Why waste away my hours on a project for which I don't even get paid I hear you ask ? Well, because I think that a free encyclopedia is a bloody good idea isn't it ! In a world where millions live in poverty, with little access to food and healthcare, let alone accurate and plentiful knowledge, ignorance, prejudice, and fear of the misunderstood run riot. I really believe that Wikipedia has an important role to play in countering such trends in this tumultuous twenty-first century that we find ourselves trapped in.
Alongside reviewing other people's articles every now and again, I like to work on articles that I feel can be pulled up to GA and FA status with a little bit of love and tender care. In doing so, I've been successful with articles in such varied subjects as:
- Political biography: Nelson Mandela (), Muammar Gaddafi (), Mao Zedong, Early life of Mao Zedong (), Early revolutionary activity of Mao Zedong, Luo Yigu (), Mao: A Reinterpretation, Fidel Castro, Early life of Fidel Castro (), Fidel Castro in the Cuban Revolution, Premiership of Fidel Castro, Vladimir Lenin, Ken Livingstone, Early life of Ken Livingstone, Greater London Council leadership of Ken Livingstone.
- Intellectual history: Karl Marx (), V. Gordon Childe (), Noam Chomsky, Hegemony or Survival (), Occupy (book) (), Michel Foucault, Mick Aston.
- Western esotericism: Aleister Crowley (), Madeline Montalban (), Etymology of Wicca (); Gerald Gardner, Rosaleen Norton, Eddie Buczynski, Genesis P-Orridge, William Price, Austin Osman Spare, Kenneth Grant, Wilfred Talbot Smith, John Whiteside Parsons, Marjorie Cameron.
- Literature: Tintin in the Land of the Soviets (); Tintin in the Congo (), Tintin in America (), Cigars of the Pharaoh (), The Blue Lotus (), The Broken Ear (), Hergé, Alan Garner, The Weirdstone of Brisingamen.
- TV, Cinema, and Music: Divine (), Uncle David (), Snow White (2001 film) (), David Lynch, Kenneth Anger, Angela Lansbury, Sylvester (singer), Paul O'Grady.
- Social science: A Community of Witches (), Dreamtime (Duerr book) (), The Man-Eating Myth (), Magic, Witchcraft and the Otherworld (), The Archaeology of Ritual and Magic (), Islam: The Untold Story (), Some Spirits Heal, Others Only Dance, The Night Battles, Same-Sex Unions in Pre-Modern Europe, Inside the Neolithic Mind.
- Folklore, archaeology, and history: Thiess of Kaltenbrun, Coldrum Long Barrow, Rollright Stones.
- Crime and law: Murder of Dwayne Jones