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Hello! I am originally from San Diego, CA. I am a graduate from UCLA and from Temple University, Japan (TUJ). I live in Tokyo, Japan and have been editing and writing Wikipedia articles since March 2006.

Interests: travelling, photography, Japan, SE Asia, China, languages and tennis.

Travel: been to five continents and 41 countries.

I am focusing on in initiating and editing articles on languages, college football, animals (especially reptiles and marsupials), Southeast Asia, Japan and topics related to J.R.R Tolkien.

About myself
UCLA This user is an alum of UCLA. Go Bruins!
Flag of California.svg This user is from California.
Wikipedia Autopatrolled.svg This user has autopatrolled rights on the English Wikipedia. (verify)
Flag of Japan.svg This user lives in Japan.
Tokyo Landsat.jpg This user is a member of the WikiProject Japan Tokyo Task force.

This user was born in the year of the Horse. Horse.svg

Paullusmagnus-logo.JPG This user has been a Wikipedian since March 1 2006.
Wikipedia-logo-v2.svg This user is a Wikipedian.
Wikipedia-logo-v2.svg This user has made over
12,000 edits on Wikipedia.
Macintosh iBook.jpg This user contributes using a Macintosh computer.

Asahiflex600.jpg This user enjoys photography.
Cyprus-topographic map-en.svg This user is interested in maps.
Recycle001.svg This user supports recycling.

Ankh.png This user is interested in ancient civilizations.
Zhong.gif 這用戶對中華文化感興趣。
This user is interested in Chinese culture.
LOTR This user loves The Lord of the Rings, both the books and the films.
Phonetik.svg This user is interested in linguistics.

PH-2 This user is able to take good-quality photographs.
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This user does not smoke.

Flag-map of the United States.svg This user has visited 25 of the 50 United States. 25

United States Visited[edit]

| Arizona | California | Colorado | Florida | Georgia (U.S. state) | Hawaii | Idaho | Illinois | Indiana | Maryland | Minnesota | Missouri | Montana | Nevada | New Mexico | North Carolina | Ohio | Oklahoma | Oregon | Texas | Utah | Virginia | Washington (state) | Wisconsin | Wyoming

Countries Visited[edit]

| United States | Albania | Austria | Australia | Belgium | Brunei | Myanmar | Cambodia | Canada | China | Czech Republic | Egypt | England | France | Germany | Greece | Hungary | India | Indonesia | Italy | Japan | South Korea | Laos | Luxembourg | Netherlands | New Zealand | Mexico | Palau | Philippines | Singapore | Slovakia | Switzerland | Saint Kitts and Nevis | Taiwan | Thailand | Holy See | United Arab Emirates | Vietnam | Hong Kong | Macau

Contributions (including Unrecognised Content)[edit]

Over a eight-year period, I have contributed to over 7000 distinct articles and made 200 new articles and counting.
Three articles I originated have been featured on "Did you know?": A B C. I have written 19 of the 70 Monitor lizard species articles. Edit counts...

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This user has created 200 of Wikipedia's 5,342,599 articles.

Arda.Tengwar.svg This user is a member of
WikiProject Middle-earth.
Fx This user is interested in Space Sciences.
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This user is a member of WikiProject China.
Coat of Arms of Indonesia This user is a member of WikiProject Indonesia.

Flag of Thailand.svg
This user is a member of
WikiProject Thailand.
Okapi2.jpg This user is a member of
WikiProject Mammals.
This user is a member of
WikiProject Birds.
Chameleon02.jpg This user is a member of WikiProject Amphibians and Reptiles.

WikiProjectExtinction-Logo.png This user is a member of
WikiProject Extinction.
Wikimedia logo family complete-2013.svg This user has created a global account. Bruinfan12's main account is on Wikipedia (English).

This editor is a Veteran Editor II and is entitled to display this Bronze Editor Star.
This editor is a Veteran Editor and is entitled to display this Iron Editor Star.
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This user is a member of the Association of Inclusionist Wikipedians.

The motto of the AIW is conservata veritate, which translates to "with the preserved truth".
This motto reflects the inclusionist desire to change Wikipedia only when no knowledge would be lost as a result.


en This user is a native speaker of English.
en-5 This user can contribute with a professional level of English.
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ja-4 この利用者は母語に近いレベル日本語を使いこなせます。
it-2 Questo utente può contribuire con un livello intermedio di italiano.
es-2 Este usuario puede contribuir con un nivel intermedio de español.
de-2 Dieser Benutzer hat fortgeschrittene Deutschkenntnisse.
ko-1 이 사용자는 간단한국어를 말할 수 있습니다.
yue-1 呢個用戶可以用簡單粵語進行交流。
zh-1 該用戶能以基本中文進行交流。
id-1 Pengguna ini mampu bersumbangsih dengan bahasa Indonesia tingkat dasar.
sco-1 This uiser can contreibute wi a laich level o Scots.


P-3 This user is able to take high-quality photographs.