User:Elric of Grans

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Elric of Grans is an Australian working in IT, specialising in Unix systems, in particular Embedded Linux. He is also an avid anime and manga otaku, known to take a look at almost anything, and collect large numbers of DVDs and tankoubon.

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Java-1 This user is a beginning Java programmer.
Lua-2 This user is an intermediate Lua coder.
pas-2 This user is an intermediate Pascal programmer.
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py-1 This user is a beginning Python programmer.
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General information[edit]

Elric studied Archaeology at Monash University, and is interested in one day being involved in Egyptology. Elric also has a particular interest in European witchcraft, and would like to be invoved in further study in this field. He is a registered cricket umpire, and studies Shi Sei Kan Karate Do under Kanchou Tomoaki Abe. Elric has also had a long standing interest in anime and manga, and could once have been considered an otaku, though is now slightly more casual in his fandom. Elric of Grans could once be seen on many discussion sites, including several for Diablo II, Quenya and poetry, but is makes his presence far less known, only making an appearance on a small number of fora.

Origin of the handle[edit]

Elric of Grans first began using the handle `Elric' in 1995, shortly after beginning to regularly access online communities. This name, merely chosen as the modern and more easily typed form of Ælfric (meaning Elf King), turned out to be in popular use at the time, in tribute to Elric of Melniboné --- a character he was not familiar with at the time. Looking for a way to distinguish himself from other Elrics, he turned to the doujin sequel to the Shining Force II roleplaying game he was working on at the time. In this, the character also named Elric was living on Grans Island, so he decided to append `of Grans' to his handle. This has now stuck for many years, and has been used for a variety of purposes, on a large number of media.

Current work[edit]

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Boogiepop (character) B Continue to expand; needs citations.
Boogiepop Returns: VS Imaginator Part 1 Start Needs major themes, as well as any references; needs citation.
Boogiepop Returns: VS Imaginator Part 2 Start Continue to expand; needs citation.
Boogiepop and Others B Continue to expand; seek information on Japanese reception to film.
Boogiepop series GA Expand Influence and impact section. Continue research for future FAC.
Characters of the Boogiepop series Start Continue to expand; may need citations.
Echoes (Boogiepop) B Continue to expand; needs citations.
Kirima Nagi B Continue to expand; needs citations.
List of Boogiepop media B Aim for Featured List!
Manticore (Boogiepop) B Continue to expand; needs citations.
Suema Kazuko B Continue to expand; needs citations.

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