User:Prhartcom

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Prhartcom
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Name Prhartcom
Country  USA
Current location Dallas, TX
Education and employment
Occupation Business Owner
Education B Sc
Hobbies, favourites and beliefs
Politics Liberal Progressive
Account statistics
First edit November 17, 2006
(7 years, 10 months and 2 days ago)
Edit count ~5,000
Edit count for Prhartcom
Permissions WP:Reviewer, WP:AWB, WP:STiki
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STiki logo.png This user uses STiki to revert vandalism.
Tintin-chaque-jeudi.png This user likes to read Tintin
comic albums and books about Tintin.
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They say I am entitled to display this Wikipedia Vest Pocket Edition, even though much less experienced editors have cooler books than this.

Semper fidelis[edit]

I love Wikipedia, but lately I have been busy in real life.

As a young boy in 1966, my subscription to Children's Digest began to include monthly instalments of The Adventures of Tintin. Reading it monthly, a single Tintin book would take an entire year to read. Somehow that would make each books' unfolding denouement even more of a big deal. These serializations introduced the boy reporter to me, as well as to a few thousand other young readers in the US. A few seasons later, a family friend loaned us the entire library of Tintin books—despite the unlikelihood that an American would own any of them—greatly furthering my interest in Tintin. I began reading the English literature about Tintin and I began keeping an eye on the Tintin files and articles in 2006 (there are over 100 of them; they occasionally go through tumultuous wiki-dramas of their own. At other times, working with other fine editors, I attempt to improve them, and other Wikipedia files and articles, when I can.

If you wish to contact me, feel free to use my talk page.

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