User:WickerGuy

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In 2010, I graduated from Pacific School of Religion with a degree of Master of Divinity/Master of Arts, having completed a Master's Thesis about William Blake. I decided being a Unitarian minister was one of the last things I wanted to do, and have been working as a substitute teacher and private tutor since then. Prior to PSR, I was software engineer.

On January 6, 2009, I was awarded the Film Barnstar by Luke4545

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I noticed you've done a lot of work on film-related articles; so, I thought I'd award you The Film Barnstar. Good job! -- Luke4545 (talk) 20:14, 6 January 2009 (UTC)

On October 28, 2009, I was awarded the Literary Barnstar by Abie the Fish Peddler

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This Barnstar has been awarded to WickerGuy for the knowledge, time, and effort you've spent, and hopefully will continue to spend, on William Blake's article. Awarded by Abie the Fish Peddler (talk) 04:29, 28 October 2009 (UTC)

On January 14, 2011 I was awarded

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Thanks for finding that other series' have images, and what is acceptable in that regard, and for finding and inserting the image and then linking it to The Chronicles of Narnia article. Walter Görlitz (talk) 00:07, 15 January 2011 (UTC)

On April 27, 2011 I was awarded

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for your tireless work on Stanley Kubrick and your devotion to keeping it in prime condition. Rusted AutoParts (talk) 14:34 28 April 2011 (UTC)

On May 12, 2011 I was awarded

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I hereby award WickerGuy this Editor's barnstar for his fine work on 2001: A Space Odyssey (film)...excellent work!! Dreadstar 18:02, 12 May 2011 (UTC)

On August 22, 2011, I got my second barnstar (out of 6 now) specifically for my work on the Stanley Kubrick article.

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This Wikipedian of Excellence Award has been awarded to WickerGuy for the knowledge, time, and effort you've spent, and hopefully will continue to spend, on Stanley Kubrick's article. AndrewOne (talk) 20:06, 21 August 2011 (UTC)
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Great work cleaning up Psycho IV! Doniago (talk) 03:08, 20 October 2011 (UTC)
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Thank you for your lead, diligence and civility in pulling the Charles Dickens article together. Span (talk) 16:53, 17 March 2012 (UTC)
Subjects worked on in Wikipedia
Subjects I wish I'd worked on
in Wikipedia but haven't (sniff)
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but not narrow.
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Favorite Music
  • Pop music from the '40s thru '70s
  • Modern classical (especially Mahler and Stravinsky)
Favorite Song Writers
Favorite Singers
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   Favorite television

   * Most science-fiction and period drama. Yes, I'm a Trekkie, and fan of Buffy and Doctor Who.


   Favorite movie directors

   * Stanley Kubrick
   * Alfred Hitchcock (His most unfairly neglected film is Shadow of a Doubt)
   * Laurence Olivier (Better known as actor, and only directed 5 films)
   * Charlie Chaplin
   * Woody Allen
   * Fellini
   * Martin Scorsese
   * Francis Ford Coppola (has neglected gems such as The Conversation and Rumble Fish as well as acknowledged classics)

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Jane Austen
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the Brontë sisters
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Charles Dickens
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  Favorite Books

  * Lord of the Rings In the words of the author...

"The most critical reader of all, myself, now finds many defects, minor and major, but being fortunately under no obligation either to review the book or to write it again, he will pass over these in silence, except one that has been noted by others: the book is too short"

(such romantic dialogue...

“You examine me, Miss Eyre,” said he: “do you think me handsome?”
“No, sir”.

It still works.)

Favorite classical writers

George Eliot ("We could never have loved the earth so well if we had had no childhood in it"), Thomas Hardy, and of course William Shakespeare

Favorite popular fiction writers
Favorite science-fiction writers
Favorite literary critics
Favorite Poets
Favorite thinkers I mostly agree with
Favorite thinker I don't really agree with
  • Friedrich Nietzsche ("We are, all of us, growing volcanoes that approach the hour of their eruption")
Most obscure and arcane organization I ever joined
  • Sangha for Skeptical Buddhism (for practicing Buddhists who don't buy reincarnation)
Two dumbest recent quotes from the atheist-religion debate
  • Science flies you to the moon. Religion flies you into buildings.

- Victor Stenger, prominent activist for atheism

  • Love of God and compassion and empathy leads you to a very

glorious place, and science leads you to killing people. - Ben Stein creator of film "Exposed" and prominent anti-Darwinian conservative

Political affiliation
  • Democrat
Favorite people of my political persuasion
Favorite figure not of my political persuasion
Least favorite figure not of my political persuasion
Least favorite figures of my political persuasion
Favorite Democrat Presidents (that have left)
Favorite Republican President


Public figures about whom I have the most conflicted hot/cold feelings

and for mostly different reasons...(this really is strange bedfellows)

  • C.S. Lewis (great fiction writer, great literary critic, great historian of literature, overrated as theological apologist IMHO)
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Passionate Hobbies
  • Live theatre, wilderness hiking, poetry, and hanging out in coffee shops.
  • Occasional writer of poetry.