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Everyone should do their part! Write a Fair Use Rationale for your favorite image today! Almost none of the important images has a fair use rationale, but it's easy to do. Just use the template as described on WP:FURG#Template.

About me[edit]

I am a minor anime fan and I have contributed to Wikipedia articles on some of my favorite shows. Starting with the shows to which I have made the most useful contributions:

Basilisk: The Kouga Ninja Scrolls

Fullmetal Alchemist

Witch Hunter Robin


I am especially useful in contributing to Basilisk because I have seen every episode of the anime and have many on DVD. I also have the English translation of the original novel and two volumes of the the manga.

I have seen Ninja Scroll and I recognize the similarities between it and Basilisk. They both feature ninja with freakish abilities, including immortality and the curse of poisoning any lover. I especially notice that the woman with the poison kiss is named Kagerou in both and I feel that it should be mentioned in Kagerou's Basilisk article that she is also featured in Ninja Scroll. There are minor differences but there are far more similarities. Unfortunately, my edit was reverted and no one wants to talk about it on her discussion page.

I have seen many episodes of the Fullmetal Alchemist anime and am a devoted fan of the show, but I do not have any of it on DVD and so I am not a very reliable source.

I also enjoy Witch Hunter Robin and have seen every episode.

I have seen very few episodes of Bleach, but I like what I have seen and will try to improve the Bleach articles in any way that I can.

My Favorite Articles[edit]

Category:Open source games
Mornington Crescent (game)
Wang tile
Code page 437
Cotard delusion

I have recently become interested in CCGs and am reading this article:

Magic: The Gathering rules


Since I have a copy of the English translation of the original novel that was the source material for Basilisk, I intend to fill in the stub article for The Kouga Ninja Scrolls with details about that novel.

Lust's Image[edit]

I have just discovered the wonders of image uploading. An image was recently removed from Homunculi of the Fullmetal Alchemist anime#Lust because it lacked the necessary copyright information. Someone tried to replace it with this image from the web: [1]

It's a great image, though a little bit big. I want to upload it, but I am having difficulty in my research of how to do that without running into the same problems that caused the first one to be removed. I've been looking at other images on the same page to see what copyright information they have included, but I cannot find any information. I have been reading Help:Image page but it has not been very helpful.

Update: I have now unloaded the image. I reduced the resolution and did the best that I could to provide a fair use rational. The image is Image:FMALust2.jpg. I will wait to see if it is removed as the previous Lust image was.

Update(March 17, 2007): It seems that most images on wikipedia do not come with sufficient copyright information. Let us just hope that they are not all deleted someday!

Father's Image[edit]

The article on Father (Fullmetal Alchemist) desperately needs an image. There is an image here: [2] that was once part called File:HomunculiFather.JPG and part of wikipedia but it has been deleted due to lack of copyright information.

I want to restore this image or one like it with correct copyright information.

Here is a direct link to the image: [3]

Here is a link to the log for the old image: Special:Logs for Image:HomunculiFather.JPG


Some articles cite their references in the text of the article, but lack appropriate details. For example, they give only the title of a movie which illustrates some point, without giving a full citation. In this case, it is rather easy to create the reference and I plan to do so with the aid of this article:

Wikipedia:Citation templates

-- 21:18, 8 November 2007 (UTC)

Date Template?[edit]

I have recently realized that I want a template that I can use to subsitute the current date into an edit. So if I make an update to my user page, I can use that template to timestamp the edit on the page itself. I want it to work like ~~~~ but it wouldn't include my name, since my name is assumed.

Unfortunately, it seems that it might not be possible! The only templates that I can find to insert the current date are such that they do not represent the date of the edit. They represent the date at which the article is being view! Even if I use subst to substitute the template directly, all that does is put the code for displaying the date into the article and it still displays the current date instead of the date at which the substitution takes place.

I want to experiment with templates to discover the truth. If I use subst within the template, that might mean that the substitution only happens once when the template is being created and not each time the template is used. If that is the case, then it might be totally impossible to do what I want. See Template talk:Date and Template talk:Time for discussion on this issue.

Update(March 18,2007): It is definitely not impossible. I have discovered Template:Fact-now that does almost that I want. I believe the code for the template I am looking for looks like:

[[{{<includeonly>subst:</includeonly>CURRENTMONTHNAME}} {{<includeonly>subst:</includeonly>CURRENTDAY}}]], [[{{<includeonly>subst:</includeonly>CURRENTYEAR}}]]

Now I need only find a template like that, or perhaps make one myself.

Update(10:35, 25 March 2007 (UTC)): How silly of me! I can't believe that I didn't notice that ~~~~~ gives the date without the name, almost exactly as I wanted. This is a major discovery, but unfortunately, the date is not linked so that it responds to the preferences of the user.

User Boxes[edit]

he or she
This user considers the singular they to be substandard English usage.
snuk This user says snuck.
This user chooses never to split infinitives.
... in. Ending a sentence with a preposition is something up with which this user will not put.
Regarding gender, this user will use the vernacular, not what is politically correct.
This user thinks that too many people have no idea how to use words that they should have learned in grade two.
whom This user insists upon using whom wherever it is called for, and fixes the errors of whomever they see.
which / that This user typically uses "which" and "that" interchangeably.
their / there / they're This user thinks that there are too many people who don’t know that they're worse than their own children at spelling!
your/ you’re This user thinks that if your grammar is incorrect, then you’re in need of help.
. The This user does not put two spaces after a full stop.
, This user fixes comma splices. They are annoying.
A, B, and C This user prefers the serial comma.
its/it’s It’s really not that hard to use each word in its proper manner.
’s Thi's user know's that not every word that end's with s need's an apostrophe and will remove misused apostrophe's from Wikipedia with extreme prejudice.
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CVU.svg This user despises vandalism and reverts it with extreme pride.
1RR This user prefers discussing changes on the talk page rather than engaging in an edit war.
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Public domain Content contributed by this user is released into the public domain.
Public domain This user is a true Wikipedian and allows everyone in the universe to completely rewrite every edit he has written on Wikipedia.
Public domain This user is a true Wikipedian and reserves the right to completely rewrite edits by every user on Wikipedia.
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<sum>:1 This user believes that every edit should have a summary.
^_^ This user watches anime.
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