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Hi. I just read your message regarding my edit to the genre section of a page. I'll take the advice given. — Preceding unsigned comment added by UmbrellaCorp128 (talkcontribs) 23:53, 15 April 2014 (UTC)

Thanks! :) Evan (talk|contribs) 23:58, 15 April 2014 (UTC)

Sgt. Pepper peer review

Hi, Evan. I've put Sgt. Pepper up at peer review and I would appreciate any comments and/or suggestions you have for improving the article in preparation for FAC. Cheers! GabeMc (talk|contribs) 16:41, 23 April 2014 (UTC)

Will do! Go ahead and ping me again if you haven't heard back by Monday. Evan (talk|contribs) 16:10, 25 April 2014 (UTC)

Book links

Just want you to now that the book - Judaism's Story of Creation: Scripture, Halakhah, Aggadah (Brill Reference Library of Judaism)- actually calls it a creation-myth of Genesis at not a good source for your point..but it is a good publisher. Best if I tell you here before others go of on a rant about it - is a book used before to argue creation-myth. --Moxy (talk) 18:57, 25 April 2014 (UTC)

Ah, okay, thanks! I should have looked closer. We can put it in both lists, actually. Evan (talk|contribs) 18:59, 25 April 2014 (UTC)
Yup is a good example of the problem - they call it creation-myth of Genesis but use the term narrative when talking about its contents. --Moxy (talk) 19:02, 25 April 2014 (UTC)

Precious again

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Thank you for creating in collaboration quality articles on musicians and bands, such as George Harrison and his religious background, for your projects such as Led Zeppelin, for fighting vandalism, for updating useless witticism, and for amusing edit summaries, - you are an awesome Wikipedian!

--Gerda Arendt (talk) 07:22, 4 May 2013 (UTC)

A year ago, you were the 475th recipient of my PumpkinSky Prize, --Gerda Arendt (talk) 06:48, 4 May 2014 (UTC)

Two years ago ... --Gerda Arendt (talk) 12:49, 4 May 2015 (UTC)

Three years ago, you were recipient no. 475 of Precious, a prize of QAI! --Gerda Arendt (talk) 06:17, 4 May 2016 (UTC)

Wil Wheaton photo discussion

Hi. Can you offer your opinion in the consensus subthread of this discussion? Thanks. Nightscream (talk) 18:04, 9 May 2014 (UTC)

A barnstar for you!

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Thanks for lending your talent to the Sgt. Pepper peer review and FAC. Because of some wonderful teamwork during the last month, the article is among the best on Wikipedia today. I couldn't have done it alone, and I hope that someday I can return the kindness and generosity that I've enjoyed during this process. Cheers! GabeMc (talk|contribs) 16:23, 23 May 2014 (UTC)

A-class Rock Music reviews

Hi. I'm seeing if there's an interest in doing A-class reviews for rock related articles to help bridge the gap between Good and Featured status. The discussion is at Wikipedia talk:WikiProject Rock music#A class reviews and I'd be grateful if you had any comments. Thankyou. Ritchie333 (talk) (cont) 20:30, 27 May 2014 (UTC)

Peter Shatner

Please stop erasing factual data. I am starting to detect a bias. Please read below.

(Wall Street Journal Online by JAMES TARANTO, Aug. 28, 2012 1:59 p.m. ET - He turned out to be Peter Shatner--no relation to Sen. Mark Kirk of Illinois, but the son of the man who played another Kirk in the original "StarTrek."[1] [2]

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Have you added the citations to the article? You definitely didn't in the edits I reverted. If you want to add something to a BLP, you need to source the information in the article, not just when someone questions it. Evan (talk|contribs) 14:18, 24 August 2014 (UTC)

You're welcome

I should add that there were a lot - I mean a lot - or double redirects for this article. I started to clean them up, but would appreciate some help. It seems that someone went to a lot of effort to create a trail of breadcrumbs to the article. Regards, Ground Zero | t 18:26, 10 September 2014 (UTC)

Ah. I'll take a look. Evan (talk|contribs) 18:27, 10 September 2014 (UTC)


I wanted to thank you for acknowledging my mention of the Isabel Rivers work. I assume you have read it? This is one of the few books I have bought en masse and given away to people with any interest at all in the subject.

My boyfriend, who is a dyslexic musician, found this book most helpful when we studied it together. He loves Shakespeare, but it is almost a third language for him. There's no greater reward than seeing someone light up when they finally 'get' something from Shakespeare.

In any case, I truly appreciated your thanks for this.  :)

μηδείς (talk) 04:32, 18 October 2014 (UTC)

I haven't read it, actually, but after clicking your link I was quite taken with the excerpts I found. I've been dismantling both Milton and Shakespeare in search of various religious themes of late, so it's definitely up my alley (and, with my free time allotment being what it is, "short" is also a selling point). The used bookseller I placed the order from thanks you as well! Evan (talk|contribs) 04:35, 18 October 2014 (UTC)
Wonderful to hear. The book should cost you a pound at most used or two bucks. I'd suggest reading Richard II, Richard III after reading the book. Polanski's film of MacBeth also benefits, as does Olivier's King Lear. Especially Richard II which is undervalued but which has the
This royal throne of kings, this sceptred isle,
This earth of majesty, this seat of Mars,
This other Eden, demi-paradise,
This fortress built by Nature for herself
Against infection and the hand of war,
This happy breed of men, this little world,
This precious stone set in the silver sea,
Which serves it in the office of a wall
Or as a moat defensive to a house,
Against the envy of less happier lands,
This blessed plot, this earth, this realm, this England...
soliloquy in it. Much of what is said there and before and after cannot otherwise be understood. For instance, John of Gaunt is dying and knows he is dying and hence describes himself as a prophet new inspired. This is dealt with in the Stoicism chapter. The Stoics identified the breath with the soul, and hence held the words of dying men like Gaunt as closer to the "inspiration" of heaven. An Elizabethan schoolboy would know this, but not we latter-day readers. Enjoy and pass along. 05:03, 18 October 2014 (UTC)

Notification of 2nd nomination of Victoria Pynchon for deletion

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The Beatles Invite

AbbeyRoadZebraCrossingRevisited.jpg Hi! I've seen you around on The Beatles' articles... Would you consider becoming a member of WikiProject The Beatles, a WikiProject which aims to expand and improve coverage of The Beatles on Wikipedia? Please feel free to join us.
Abbey Road... You're not in this picture... yet!
Nope! Thanks, though. Evan (talk|contribs) 19:17, 8 January 2015 (UTC)

Infobox photo discussion

Hi again. Happy New Year. Can you offer your opinion on which photo is better for the Infobox here? If you're not able to participate, just disregard this message; you don't have to message me. Thanks. Nightscream (talk) 01:14, 10 January 2015 (UTC)

Damion Scott Infobox photo discussion

Hi. Damion Scott has taken issue with the photo in his article. He previously demanded that I replace it with one that I thought inferior to the one already in the Infobox, and has now replaced with a third one of his own. In the interest of WP:CONSENSUS, can you offer your opinion on this? Thanks again. Nightscream (talk) 19:24, 2 February 2015 (UTC)

Community desysoping RfC

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A Prophet new inspired

Yes, I'll certainly be glad to help. I would have sworn the matter is covered in Rivers. I may also have read it in Harbage (A Reader's Guide to William Shakespeare) which I also highly recommend, or it may have been something I heard on a commentary documentary, although I doubt that. Giovanni Reale's Systems of the Hellenistic Age is invaluable for understanding the Stoics. The best thing will be to email me since I can mark an email unread as a reminder--WP is not good for leaving reminders. I just came acrost Rivers recently while cataloguing what I have in storage. I should be able to find that easily. Do you abide in the US? I might also be able to get you or email you a copy of the Fiona Shaw version of Richard II, since Deborah Warner's production company seems entirely uninterested in releasing it commercially. I live in NY, so both email me when you get this, and ping me around 8-ish on Thursday night.

Oh, and I just threw out my copy of Harbage, which had split in two at the spine. But I'll see if I can get it from the library. μηδείς (talk) 04:11, 29 October 2015 (UTC)

  • Do keep pinging me on this. All the people my parents' age are deciding to die, I have ineffectual healthcare, and the requested refs are only showing up once a week thru ILL. But I am trying. μηδείς (talk) 06:01, 6 November 2015 (UTC)


My source was indeed Reale's Systems of the Hellenistic Age, p 303, where he quotes Cicero (from Cicero's De Divinatione) as saying "Proof of the power of dying men to prophesy is also given by Posidonius..." You can read the full account here. Obviously you'll need to get the original Cicero. I don't have On Divination myself.

Here is the result of googling "Shakespeare and Cicero" and this analytical and densely annotated source, published on line, Materials for the Construction of SHAKESPEARE'S MORALS The Stoic Legacy to the Renaissance by Ben R. Schneider, Jr., Professor Emeritus of English at Lawrence U. seems quite excellent. μηδείς (talk) 23:01, 6 November 2015 (UTC)

  • Once again, sign on issues. In any case:
Hey, for some reason, I have been unable to read past page 8 of the pdf. (The problem may be on my end, I will see what I can do.)
I was curious if you know the history of Beethoven's Third Symphony, the Eroica, which is considered by many the first musical work of the Romantic movement, and which B had dedicated to Napoleon, until he ripped up the title sheet. Caveat lector: again I go by memory.
μηδείς (talk) 04:07, 24 December 2015 (UTC)
Hey, Medeis! I sent a PDF file again, along with the DOCX original. Hope you can get into it somehow. I am indeed aware of the Eroica affair, and it's certainly a great example of the kind of thing I'm exploring from a political angle—disillusionment, not to be confused with disenchantment in the Weberian sense, which is a parallel Enlightenment/Romantic development mostly in the realm of religion. The interesting thing about Napoleon is that Romantic admiration for him comes out of an era in which old religious and political orders were overturned, so by the time e.g. Wordsworth renounces the Napoleonic cause, the disillusionment has spiraled inward again into a weird kind of meta-disillusionment. In Byron, because of the way he casts it in supernatural and religious language, I think we can legitimately call this disenchantment, whatever that means on a literary level. The spell has broken. Evan (talk|contribs) 22:39, 24 December 2015 (UTC)
  • I am sorry I haven't gotten back to you yet, I got the pdf in fully readable format, but then Christmas and the relatives and New Years. Tomorrow I get the cast off my foot. Please just email me with the subject line "reminder" and I will get back, probably within 24 hours. μηδείς (talk) 23:07, 3 January 2016 (UTC)

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My hard drive has crashed 3 times since the early part of Dec., so forgive me on that. μηδείς (talk) 22:47, 29 January 2016 (UTC)

  • I should also mention that in the first 30 pages or so of The War of the Jewels, Tolkien has Fëanor say that he prophesies something, being close to death. I can get you the exact ref if you email me. μηδείς (talk) 00:12, 30 January 2016 (UTC)

Nomination of Robbie Benson for deletion

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