Semi-protected edit requests
Hi, When doing the edits requested please make sure you also answer it on the talkpage (by adding
|answered=no) otherwise it wastes everyone's time who goes to carry out the request,
Thanks, –Davey2010 • (talk) 19:03, 26 November 2014 (UTC)
The see also was a list of Duck breeds, the item I removed was a dish. The Pekin Duck listed was a Duck breed, not the Restaurant dish :-) Anyway, somebody has cleaned it thoroughly... — Preceding unsigned comment added by 22.214.171.124 (talk) 01:39, 9 February 2015 (UTC)
king of the English instead of king of england
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Style_of_the_British_sovereign according to this page the proper title is Rex Anglorum
(King of the English) therefore I would say that king of the English is the more accurate term — Preceding unsigned comment added by Bpoic (talk • contribs) 17:34, 19 February 2015 (UTC)
I can't resist asking if Cheer Up Keanu Day was in any way responsible for Reeves's current ebullience. Did he even know about it? "Oh, the internet deal," he says vaguely. "It was brought to my attention. Yeah, it was funny. But no, the book predates that by a long time. We finished it in August 2009. It is hopefully, in a quiet and enjoyable way, transformative. The kind of thing that takes you from this one place to another – to look at yourself and, y'know, it can always be worse. I hate that sentence: of course it can always be worse!"
The entire Guardian piece was for his book, not for Cheer Up Keanu Day. That said, this paragraph is noticeable.
Firstly, it shows that the "Ode To Happiness" book was completed before those pictures of him on that park bench came to light. Meaning... he was still "sad", even after having completed the book. Secondly, this particular quote shows him attempting to stay on the topic of the book, but the second part of the comment references the attention he received as a result of the pictures/Cheer Up Keanu Day. Lastly, when I rewrote the bulk of his "Personal Life" section about a year ago, the depth of tragedy in his life was detailed to a greater extent than it is now.
It's a good quote, given the proper context of his background. I've put a ton of time into Keanu Reeve's page, but I'm not gonna go back & forth on this. If you really think the quote is so out of place, then so be it. The flow of the Personal Life section has been eroded anyways. It is now pretty awful - two and three sentence subsections - ugh. It's difficult to separate the important personal stuff from career stuff anyways =/ — Preceding unsigned comment added by Grillmaster423 (talk • contribs) 17:36, 19 February 2015 (UTC)
- I do think the quote is out of place - it has little to do with the meme itself, except the first two sentences. I have no disagreement with using those two sentences by themselves to discuss the meme(and as I noted on the article's talk page, the meme being discussed at all in a Guardian piece is notable), but the body of the quote is specifically about the book. Reading into the background and his intent and things is too far into WP:OR to do. Cannolis (talk) 16:44, 20 February 2015 (UTC)
"Reading into the background and his intent and things is too far into WP:OR to do." Agreed.
For curiosity's sake, here's how it used to read:
In December 1999, Reeves's girlfriend, Jennifer Syme gave birth to a stillborn daughter. Ava Archer Syme-Reeves was born prematurely following an eight month pregnancy. 18 months later, Syme died, the sole passenger in an automobile wreck. Reeves, who was scheduled to begin shooting back-to-back Matrix sequels during the subsequent spring, was seeking "peace and time to deal with this," said his friend Bret Domrose, a guitarist in Reeves's alternative rock band Dogstar.
Reeves gained internet notoriety in 2010. Photos of him, seemingly distressed while eating alone, were posted to a 4chan forum. The images were soon distributed via several blogs and news sites. These pictures led to the "Keanu is Sad" or "Sad Keanu" meme being spread on internet forums. Furthermore, an unofficial holiday was created when a Facebook fan page declared June 15 as "Cheer-up Keanu Day".On the one-year anniversary of "Cheer-up Keanu Day", Reeves was interviewed for an article in British newspaper, The Guardian. When prompted about the unsolicited attention, he responded, "It is hopefully, in a quiet and enjoyable way, transformative. The kind of thing that takes you from this one place to another – to look at yourself and, y'know, it can always be worse. I hate that sentence: of course it can always be worse!"