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"To A Squirrel"
Come play with me;
Why should you run
Through the shaking tree
As though I'd a gun
To strike you dead?
When all I would do
Is to scratch your head
And let you go.
William Butler Yeats

¿Quién es?[edit]

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My username is Yllosubmarine, but you can call me María. Yes, it's my name.

I'm a librarian by day and a recovering internet addict by night. Wikipedia is a hobby that I try not to take too seriously. What do I take seriously? Cooking, snuggling my Olde English Bulldogge, dissecting films/books, yoga, and napping.

What else? Why "Yllosubmarine"? I'm obsessed with these. I'm an anglophile and a bibliophile. I currently live in Florida, but like most others I'm just a transplant. My favorite city is Edinburgh, with Savannah and Asheville at a close second and third, respectively. I need to travel more. I do not have a favorite film or novel, but I do have top ten lists. I have a fascination with Gender studies, the grotesque, and historical fiction. Oh, and I like bears. ("Like" is putting it lightly; I'm fairly obsessed.)


I have been reading Wikipedia far longer than I've been editing. My first edit was on January 25, 2006. The first article I created was The Thirteenth Tale on January 9, 2007. My first article to achieve both GA and FA was Knut (polar bear). I have a number of academic interests, but for the most part I concentrate on 19th- and 20th-century American and British writers and their works; classic and contemporary films and actors; and the history of the conservation movement in the United States. Oh, and bears.

I am a major contributor to the following articles:



Resilient Barnstar.png The Resilient Barnstar Congratulations on a hard-earned and well-deserved FA star. Little bears don't do so well in the heat. Good thing you were able to keep your cool; otherwise he might not have survived! And now:
I look Forward to Emily
a Subject sure to be Worthy. --JayHenry (talk) 05:08, 7 December 2007 (UTC)
SpecialBarnstar.png The Special Barnstar For excellent and diligent research in preparing Emily Dickinson for FAC. --ROGER DAVIES talk 02:05, 14 January 2008 (UTC)
Purple Star.png The Purple Barnstar In recognition of the travails you endured and steadfastly overcame during the Knut FAC and during the little bear's appearance on Wikipedia's Front Page on February 4, 2008. --ROGER DAVIES talk 16:51, 4 February 2008 (UTC)
Biographystar.png The Biography Barnstar To María — In recognition of your excellent and tireless efforts in improving the biography of Stephen Crane.
Yamara 04:06, 16 February 2008 (UTC)
Book barnstar2.png The Literary Barnstar For your beautifully-written and carefully-researched contributions to Emily Dickinson - now millions will know that "there is no frigate like a book / to take us lands away". Thank you for making information on this wonderful poet so much more accessible to the world! Awadewit | talk 02:39, 22 February 2008 (UTC)
Barnstar of High Culture.png The Barnstar of High Culture For your long and determined efforts to create a high-quality truly encyclopedic article for Emily Dickinson --ROGER DAVIES talk 11:23, 22 February 2008 (UTC)
The Reviewers Award The Reviewers Award I Woody, do hereby give Yllosubmarine this reviewers award for all the hard work and excellent reviews you give at the FAC process. They are much appreciated. Thankyou. Woody (talk) 11:26, 7 March 2008 (UTC)
The Barnstar of Humour The Barnstar of Good Humor I don't often laugh aloud while reading Wikipedia, but your comment exposing the truth about literary thematic discussions at the TKAM FAC was gloriously enjoyable. – Scartol • Tok 12:00, 1 April 2008 (UTC)
Facundo quiroga.jpg Barnstar of Murder, Madness, and Mayhem On behalf of Murder, Madness, and Mayhem, this barnstar is to thank you for your hard work and patience in motivating, mentoring, and moulding the work of student editors, and helping them to achieve excellence in research and writing. For all your support, encouragement, and contributions, especially with reviewing. Thank you so much!
On behalf of the entire class of UBC's SPAN312. --jbmurray (talk|contribs) 01:18, 23 April 2008 (UTC)
Closeup groundhog FA.JPG Pennsylvania State Parks Groundhog Award, with Featured Article Star This award is given with respect and admiration to Maria for assistance in helping Black Moshannon State Park become a Featured Article from Ruhrfisch and Dincher (talk) 18:19, 27 April 2008 (UTC)
Original Barnstar.png The Original Barnstar Just felt that you deserved this for your very helpful GA review of Reservoir Dogs, thanks a lot! The DominatorTalkEdits 22:17, 5 May 2008 (UTC)
The Reviewers Award The Reviewers Award I hereby bestow this Reviewer's Award upon User:Yllosubmarine for her generous and incisive reviews of WP:Good Article candidates. Wikipedia is enriched both by her comments, which help other editors to improve their articles, and by her assistance in recognizing good content in the encyclopedia. -- Ssilvers (talk) 20:12, 21 May 2008 (UTC)
Creatures of Impulse Barnstar.png Creatures of Impulse Barnstar Thanks for your careful, detailed GA review - with your help, Creatures of Impulse managed to become an FA a mere month and two days after its creation! You came by at a critical time, and I think you deserve this barnstar =) Shoemaker's Holiday (talk) 01:01, 14 June 2008 (UTC)
Original Barnstar.png The Original Barnstar Simmaren and I were just praising your wonderful contributions to the reception history of Jane Austen today. Thank you so much for adding what will undoubtedly be the most-read section of the article! You are our Mr Darcy (is that too weird?). Awadewit (talk) 03:48, 25 August 2008 (UTC)
Book barnstar2.png The Literary Barnstar For Stephen Crane, whose biography will make a wonderful FA and will give reviewers a break from roads, hurricanes, and TV episodes. As wonderful and necessary as those things are, we all know books are far superior. :) Awadewit (talk) 20:36, 13 October 2008 (UTC)
Core Contest Award.jpg 2008 Core Contest Winner Award Let it be known that Yllosubmarine was awarded Fifth Place in the first Wikipedia Core Contest. This award is based on his or her outstanding work in improving Emily Dickinson. Thanks for your hard work in making Wikipedia's core articles better. Earthdirt (talk) 03:36, 7 March 2009 (UTC)
Tireless Contributor Barnstar.gif The Tireless Contributor Barnstar For your participation in the Spring 2009 GAN backlog elimination drive, in which you reviewed 10 articles, you are granted this barnstar! Great work! —The participants on the Spring 2009 GAN backlog elimination drive 21:29, 31 March 2009 (UTC)
Team Barnstar.png The Teamwork Barnstar Thank you for all your hard work on Oliver Wendell Holmes, Sr. - in his bicentennial year, no less! This cooperative effort came at just the right time to remind me that this Wikipedia project really can be successful with collaboration! --Midnightdreary (talk) 14:59, 28 June 2009 (UTC)
Content Creativity Barnstar.png The Content Creativity Barnstar For an excellent job on Nature fakers controversy Daniel Case (talk) 08:23, 27 April 2010 (UTC)
Working Man's Barnstar.png The Working Woman's Barnstar For reviewing 5 good article nominations during the April 2010 GAN backlog elimination drive, I hereby present you The Working Man's Barnstar. Nice job! Wizardman Operation Big Bear 23:35, 5 May 2010 (UTC)
Writer's barnstar.png The Writer's Barnstar For taking the time to write a comprehensive GAN review for Ernest Hemingway, and for reading and pointing out errors in the final push at FAC. Couldn't have done it without your input. Thanks! Truthkeeper88 (talk) 11:40, 17 May 2010 (UTC)
The Reviewers Award The Reviewers Award: I hereby bestow this Reviewer's Award upon User:Yllosubmarine for her continued generous and incisive reviews of WP:Good Article candidates. Wikipedia contunues to be enriched by her comments, which help other editors to improve their articles; her assistance in recognizing good content in the encyclopedia; and her encouragement of editors who are working on high-quality Wikipedia content. -- Ssilvers (talk) 17:41, 15 July 2010 (UTC)
Premium Reviewer Barnstar Hires.png The Premium Reviewer Barnstar To Maria, for taking the time to find my mistakes - always; and for making the articles better. Thanks so much for y reviewing True at First Light and Olivia Shakespear, and for your commitment to writing about literature. Truthkeeper88 (talk) 00:31, 9 May 2011 (UTC)
Invisible Barnstar.png The Invisible Barnstar Thank you for contributing to the December 2011 Good Article nomination backlog elimination drive. AstroCog (talk) 00:35, 28 January 2012 (UTC)