User talk:Victoriaearle

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Formerly User:Truthkeeper88

Petrus christus, madonna dell'albero secco.jpg

Welcome back[edit]

Didn't see you sneak back in. Hope you are well. Belle (talk) 23:58, 14 August 2014 (UTC)

Yeah, it was a sneak. I'm a bit jetlagged and feeling a little ho-hum about editing again. Might have to leave again soon too, so don't want to get too involved. I see you're still whipping DYK into shape - huge respect to you. I glanced at the thread about the 7 day rule and agree with your comments. I stay out of the fray there though; put in my time a few years ago. Thanks for stopping by. Victoria (tk) 11:13, 15 August 2014 (UTC)

You might be interested in this. Nikkimaria (talk) 01:38, 16 August 2014 (UTC)

Thanks Nikki for bringing that to my attention. I unwatched a ton of pages recently, including FAC, so I wouldn't have known about it. Will take a look now. Victoria (tk) 16:01, 17 August 2014 (UTC)

Beaune Altarpiece[edit]

Geertgen tot Sint Jans - Virgin and Child - WGA08518.jpg

Nice image up top, very unusual, haunting. Um, I think the Rogier is about there at this stage, I have a few bits more to add today, but am thinking about pushing. I dont want to act until you are happy, so thoughts? Ceoil (talk) 16:49, 17 August 2014 (UTC)

Yes, I like that Christus mother and child, a bit dark, but nice. I've peeked at a few of today's edits and it looks good. I've not read through since June but will later today. I'm happy with it, thought I'd sucked dry the sources I have. One of us should do a swing through to fix the inevitable Engvar spellings I tend to introduce, but other than that, not much else I can think of. And that's a tiny issue. My schedule changes from day to day, but today it looks as though I'll be around for a while, so the timing works for me. Victoria (tk) 17:05, 17 August 2014 (UTC)
Thanks for the pic - scrawny dancing baby! I've had my head stuck in a book but am about to do a quick run-through on Beaune when you're done there. Letting you know to avoid ec's. Victoria (tk) 18:19, 17 August 2014 (UTC)
Phew, done for tonight. The thing we need to get across yet is the use of white, maily in the albs of in the inner panels; Mary, St Michael, the angels, the figure at the gates of heaven, and two saints in the Deesis. Then the contrast with the figures entering hell, who are covered in murky, earthy greens and browns. Lane is good here...Ceoil (talk) 23:41, 17 August 2014 (UTC)
Okay, I'll re-read Lane. I'll re-read Jacobs too, lots of description there. I made screen prints of a few pages which I could send on if you'd like in case you can't see the pages on g-books. Victoria (tk) 23:50, 17 August 2014 (UTC)
Um, which Lane? The Mass of the Dead or the Patron and the Pirate? I only have the first, will have to reset Jstor for the second. <complain, complain - making me work!> Victoria (tk) 00:10, 18 August 2014 (UTC)
1989. Ceoil (talk) 00:15, 18 August 2014 (UTC)

List of literary movements[edit]

I'm back to editing a little (paying only random attention to my watchlist, for instance), and was appalled to find where literary movement goes. Just thought I'd drop a note to the editor I know who does the most for literature articles. I left a comment, and that's all I can do at the moment or foresee doing. I feel somewhat like the prankster who drops a bag of steaming unpleasantry at the front door and runs after ringing the bell. Cynwolfe (talk) 15:22, 23 August 2014 (UTC)

First, I'm really happy to see you back! I was getting to the point of feeling like the last rat to abandon ship, (not that you're a rat) but you know what I mean. I've pared my watchlist way down too, and try to ignore it as much as possible. You'd think the devs could had a handy dandy hide button? Okay, pleasantries aside. Gee thanks, Cynwolfe! I don't think that page can be rescued. Delete and start over is my advice. But I'll have a look to see what can be done - maybe stubify and rewrite? Victoria (tk) 15:29, 23 August 2014 (UTC)

You can't go round changing your username...[edit]

...it's confusing for infrequent visitors with bad memories. That article is hard going, too many panels. I emailed you a while back but it got bounced as it went to the TK address. It wasn't important anyway. Bye, see you on my next visit in a year or so. Yomanganitalk 17:10, 28 August 2014 (UTC)

This is a very nice surprise (and thanks for sprinkling in a least a small amount of snark Yomangani style) Yes, I had a rather spectacular flounce about a year ago and discovered that with the press of a button my email address could be deleted. So I did. But, good news is that I have a new one and I'll shoot you mail from there so you can find me. I can't promise that I won't flounce from here again, but I doubt I'll zap another mail account. Yeah, lots of panels there. Victoria (tk) 17:41, 28 August 2014 (UTC)
The "a mouse" correction for "amice" made me laugh. Belle (talk) 17:57, 28 August 2014 (UTC)
YaY, albeit briefly, WP has its funniest editor back again; welcome back Yomangani! Cassiantotalk 20:57, 28 August 2014 (UTC)

See?[edit]

That looks great. Grrrrrreat [Belle notices large tiger behind her] Gulp. Belle (talk) 00:38, 6 September 2014 (UTC)

Thanks! I had to dig around to find that markup, but, yeah, I like it. If everyone else agrees, then I think we've solved it. Victoria (tk) 01:02, 6 September 2014 (UTC)

WT:Flow[edit]

Hello, I clearly upset you with my response to your comment at WT:Flow, and wanted to apologise -- I did not intend to do that, but it is hard to get the tone correct in written coversations (whether wikitext or Flow). The point I was making was that even the Flow developers prefer to use a non-Flow page such as WT:Flow rather than a Flow-enabled page such as mw:Talk:Flow. Please do not feel that I want anything other than the fullest, frankest discussion of Flow at any venue. Deltahedron (talk) 15:55, 6 September 2014 (UTC)

Hi Deltahedron, thanks for stopping by. Yes, I felt like I was being told in successive posts that "this isn't really the place to be discussing these issues". I tend to avoid meta discussions, but as a person who regularly uses other software for commenting about writing or to collaborate, I think what we have here is hands down the most flexible. It's not the prettiest in the world, but it really gets the job done. I suppose I could add to the long list that posts can be struck too! I see that Erik hasn't replied and so best to leave it struck and let it go. Victoria (tk) 21:08, 6 September 2014 (UTC)
Thanks for that -- I get given that feeling often enough myself, not least from staff, and would hate to feel that I had been guilty of the same thing! Deltahedron (talk) 21:13, 6 September 2014 (UTC)

FA congratulations spam again[edit]

Just a quick note to congratulate you on the promotion of Beaune Altarpiece to FA status recently. I know you know all about WP:TFAR (specific and non-specific date slots) and the "pending" list, so this is just a reminder to use them as and when suits you. Many thanks. BencherliteTalk 14:50, 9 September 2014 (UTC)

It does look very good. I actually spent a lot of time trying to get a really good comparison shot of open and closed into the Signpost (successfully, I think). Adam Cuerden (talk) 21:18, 14 September 2014 (UTC)

Christus[edit]

Reading through the nativity article, and am knocked out. The iconography is amazing, especially wrt to the reliefs. I like too the flat perspective, and the Gottio like angles. Really great work from you here in explaining it all. Ceoil (talk) 09:17, 13 September 2014 (UTC)

Tks, it's much more complicated than I expected. The idea was to be able to present Bencherlite with something non-controversial for xmas, but I'm not sure I can get it done by then. I like the angels too. Victoria (tk) 22:44, 13 September 2014 (UTC)
You have earned a lot of faith in my eye, and if anybody can get this done, then well. Onwards, I think ;) Ceoil (talk) 01:01, 22 September 2014 (UTC)
Yes, of course, onwards as always; and thanks for your reassurance, which is comforting. Unfortunately my work-load suddenly doubled last weekend when a colleague went out sick, so I'm facing issues in terms of time and health, but in the meantime there's a live PR and then on to FAC with fingers crossed. Victoria (tk) 20:37, 22 September 2014 (UTC)

GGTF[edit]

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We would love you to join the Gender Gap task force.

There you can coordinate with editors who are addressing the effect of the gender gap on women on Wikipedia – whether as article subjects, editors or readers. If you would like to help, please sign up or visit the talk page.

Happy editing, SlimVirgin (talk) 20:07, 28 September 2014 (UTC)

Thanks for the invite SV. I'll do what I can to help. Btw - yesterday a book about a really interesting woman almost fell on my head in the library; looking at it, as I meant to put it back, I had to think, wow what a fascinating person. Needless to say the book came home with me instead of going back on the shelf. It'll be my next article - when I can get to it. So at least that's something to close the gap. Victoria (tk) 00:01, 1 October 2014 (UTC)