User:Stara729

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Hello World![edit]

I am a college student hailing from the glorious Windy City. I will update this page whenever I remember something noteworthy about myself. No, I am not an amnesiac - I just always seem to forget my most important traits precisely when I need to remember them...

Favorites (in no particular order)[edit]

Books[edit]

Jane Eyre by Charlotte Bronte

A Portrait of the Artist as a Young Man by James Joyce

A Room with a View by E. M. Forster

Howards End by E. M. Forster

Song of Solomon by Toni Morrison

Harry Potter and the Goblet of Fire by J.K. Rowling

Tintin by Hergé (not strictly books but oh well)

Mangas[edit]

xxxHOLiC by Clamp

Angelic Layer by Clamp

Ouran High School Host Club by Bisco Hatori

Gakuen Alice by Tachibana Higuchi

Dengeki Daisy by Kyousuke Motomi

TV Shows[edit]

Spongebob SquarePants

Sherlock

Nodame Cantabile

Movies[edit]

Spirited Away

Howl's Moving Castle

Princess Mononoke

Whisper of the Heart

Castle in the Sky

Summer Wars

Moulin Rouge!

Hugo

The Matrix

The Amazing Spider-Man

Crouching Tiger, Hidden Dragon

Music[edit]

Johann Sebastian Bach

Ludwig van Beethoven

Johannes Brahms

Claude Debussy

Gustav Mahler

Ralph Vaughan Williams

Philip Glass

Joe Hisaishi

Pieter Wispelwey

Jascha Heifetz

Berlin Philharmonic

Hilary Hahn

Martha Argerich

Berlin Philharmonic

Quatuor Ébène

Cœur de Pirate

Frank Ocean

Coldplay

Muse

Bon Iver

Food

Tomatoes

Pomegranates

Raspberries

Sushi

Ghormeh sabzi

Baozi

Carrot cake

Mochi

→ Anything that's served at Thanksgiving dinner, i.e. turkey with gravy and stuffing and sweet potatoes and cranberry sauce and wild rice

Pie (cherry, pumpkin, apple)

Places[edit]

San Francisco, CA (also Berkeley)

Montréal, Québec (Yes, a little different than the above)

Marburg, Germany

→ And of course, the marvelous Ann Arbor, Michigan

Wikipedia interests[edit]

I'm interested, for Wikipedia purposes, in the following topics:

Classical music: particularly string solo, chamber, and orchestral repertoire and composers

Manga: particularly Clamp

Anime: anything by Studio Ghibli

→ Learning how to use Wikipedia! I'm new to the site, so by all means leave me a message to give me advice or simply say hi!

Currently working on[edit]

→ Editing the xxxHolic page

→ Editing the List of xxxHolic characters page

→ Editing the Clamp page

→ Improving any page that has to do with Clamp, actually

→ Editing the Bach Cello Suites page

→ Editing and adding on to the Pieter Wispelwey page - he's my favorite Bach interpreter!

→ Expanding the Jean-Guihen Queyras page

→ Improving the János Starker page

→ Fixing stuff as a member of the Studio Ghibli task force

→ Looking around for more cello-related things to improve

→ Creating an xxxHOLiC Rei page (waiting for updates...)

→ Editing the Wenzel Pichl page

→ Learning how to Wikipedia...

Pages I've created/translated (and would like feedback on)[edit]

Quatuor Ébène

Jacques Mistral

Ophélie Gaillard

Skills[edit]

→ Language translation and interpretation: English, français, and فارسی

→ English grammar, spelling, and syntax

→ Classical music performance

→ Does being a CLAMP fan count?

Fun stuff[edit]

How is a raven like a writing desk?

Poe wrote on both of them.

Quotes[edit]

"Only connect! - E. M. Forster, Howards End

Userboxes[edit]

Vulpes vulpes sitting.jpg This users favourite animal is the Red fox. (Vulpes vulpes)


CDC raspberry.jpg This user eats raspberries.


Fruit3.JPG This user loves Tomatoes


Wikipedia-logo-v2.svg This user believes in the right of every human being to have access to Wikipedia.


Plato-raphael.jpg This user likes to ponder Philosophical questions like "Why does 2 + 2 = 4?" and "Why can it not equal 5?"


アニメ
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his/her anime subbed.


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This user has been spirited away.


cel-3 This user is an advanced cellist.


pno-3 This user is an advanced pianist.


Johann Sebastian Bach.jpg This user enjoys music by Johann Sebastian Bach.


song-3 This user's favorite song is "Starlight" by Muse.
Free software logos This user uses free software wherever and whenever possible.