I'm Susie, a film lover based in Northern Europe. I joined Wikipedia in 2012 to help Loeba in getting Charlie Chaplin to Featured article status; Chaplin is one of my favourite filmmakers of all time, and his films remain some of the most perfect ever made. Although I had initially planned on only contributing to Chaplin's article, I got hooked on editing and decided to stay. Unfortunately, I'm a bit of a perfectionist and hence tend to work slowly. My only one other FA project so far has been Marilyn Monroe, who used to be my idol back when I was an angsty thirteen-year-old. While I'm no longer a huge fan, I wanted to improve the article because she remains so incredibly popular and surrounded by myth. Hopefully the Wikipedia article (and its 'daughter' article, Death of Marilyn Monroe) can help future angsty thirteen-year-olds in separating fact from fiction!
I rarely overtake large projects, but like to copyedit and review articles; if you'd like some help, leave me a message and I'll be happy to lend a hand if I'm not too busy! My main area of interest is film, but I often edit articles from other areas as well — wherever the Wikipedia rabbit hole takes me. In terms of editing "philosophies", I think it's important to keep in mind that we're writing for the casual reader, not for someone who wants to become an expert; Wikipedia should not aim to be an A to Z on every topic, but to provide balanced overviews with suggestions for further reading. Editors should also remember that none of us is free from bias, although we can and should strive to recognize ours. I don't take sides in the Great Infobox War, and don't wish to become an admin.
Finally (congrats if you've actually read this far), here's some ramblings about the types of films I like, for no useful reason...
I also have a soft spot for silly 1980s Hollywood comedies and film noirs starring Veronica Lake
I hate musicals.
Addendum: My username comes from True Heart Susie (1919), a D.W. Griffith film starring Lillian Gish. I chose it very randomly, simply because I liked the sound of it and thought I was only going to participate in the Chaplin project... in reality, I have not seen this film, nor do I like Griffith or Gish. Far from it, actually.
For your dedicated work on the Charlie Chaplin article which between you and Loeba you've got up to a resourceful state. Excellent work! I'd be happy to try to make further additions and work with you towards promoting to FA! I promoted City Lights recently to GA! ♦ Dr. Blofeld 20:23, 7 November 2013 (UTC)
For all our hard work!! Chaps is GA! We deserve this my friend :) CHEERS Loeba(talk) 17:51, 12 November 2013 (UTC)
The Million Award
For your contributions to bring Charlie Chaplin (estimated annual readership: 2,336,000) to Good Article status, I hereby present you the Million Award. Congratulations on this rare accomplishment, and thanks for all you do for Wikipedia's readers. -- Khazar2 (talk) 19:42, 12 November 2013 (UTC)
The Teamwork Barnstar
Dude, we did it! Charlie Chaplin is finally a Featured Article. I'm honestly so glad you stepped up and offered to collaborate with me - it would have been far too big a project to do on my own, I never could have managed it! You've been a pleasure to work with Miss TrueHeartSusie, THANK YOU and congrats! Loeba(talk) 19:22, 13 January 2014 (UTC)
The silent cinema award of excellence
For your fantastic work on Charlie Chaplin which has recently been promoted to featured article status. Your research, resilience, determination and commitment is to be both admired and applauded. Congratulations! CassiantoTalk 20:29, 13 January 2014 (UTC)
For your excellent work on the Chaplin FA. Cheers! GabeMc(talk|contribs) 01:27, 26 January 2014 (UTC)
Thank you, film lover "open for propositions on collaborative work, especially on silent film". for your concentrated quality contributions to Charlie Chaplin, making it possible, and for supporting roles such as his family, - you are an awesome Wikipedian!
awarded to TrueHeartSusie3 for her outstanding contributions regarding the culture of silent films in her tireless, quality work on the Charlie Chaplin article. --- Professor JR (talk) 11:42, 25 October 2015 (UTC)
The Barnstar of High Culture
another very well-deserved High Culture Barnstar for TrueHeartSusie3 for her outstanding work on Marilyn Monroe. --- Professor JR
(talk) 11:42, 25 October 2015 (UTC)
The Special Barnstar
Congratulations on bringing Marilyn Monroe to Featured Article status! A really excellent wiki-achievement that you should be very proud of =) Loeba(talk) 12:24, 27 December 2015 (UTC)