User:JasonAQuest

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I'm Jason A. Quest. I'm a writer and illustrator, and I play with technology.

I am the admin of Neverpedia.com, a web site about Peter Pan, J. M. Barrie, and related subjects. Much of the "foundation" information on which the site is built is gratefully derived from Wikipedia, and I feed information and materials back to Wikipedia from it, as appropriate.

My fault[edit]

I created the initial versions of the following articles. A few were painfully translated from other-language Wikipedias, so I should only get credit for some tenacity and some facility with language. Some of them probably would've been created eventually without me, and some of them now consist mostly of other editors' work, but at least I got the ball rolling. Others were neglected subjects, things that deserve to be documented and remembered, and (for better or worse) putting the info in Wikipedia is probably the best way of ensuring that. A few are about people I know (on some personal level); I officially shouldn't work on articles like that, but I handled them with the experience of a decade of NPOV practice, so I stand by them. I've refrained from starting one about me. :)

Wikiproject Queer Comix[edit]

I've noticed some missing/deficient articles about LGBTQ cartoonists and related topics, so I'm slowly working on addressing that.

Category:LGBT comics creators

Titular[edit]

I've been "online" since before the Web and I think it's great that language has evolved during this time. But not when it simply degenerates. And one example of that is the overuse of the word titular. Someone apparently came across the word – probably seeing someone refer to Dracula as "the titular vampire" of Stoker's book, and figured that it was a fancier, smarter version of the adjective title. It isn't. The word actually has two meanings, the first referring to royal titles; that's not the one we're dealing with here. The second is similar to when you say "title character", but not quite the same. A "title character" is something simple and direct: it's the character named or referred to in the title. Like the title track of an album. But when you describe a character as "titular", you're... well... describing them, telling us something about them beyond the fact that they're referenced in the title. It is a fancy, smart turn of phrase, and when you finish it with "character", it lands with a thud. That wasn't the word you were looking for. If you want to refer to the title character, say "title character".

(Note: I'm not getting rid of titular where it belongs. I have no problem with "the titular prince of Denmark" or "Sherlock's titular detective". In fact, those are the kinds of things I'm trying preserve the word for.)