User talk:Fredil Yupigo

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Starting over's always fun. Post any comments below! :) (Archive)

Change to my past behavior:: If you leave me a message I will reply here and not on your talk page.

No archive?[edit]

 $PЯINGεrαgђ  03:12, 20 November 2007 (UTC)

User:Fredil Yupigo/Archive :) Fredil 12:17, 20 November 2007 (UTC)
…no link? —Preceding unsigned comment added by Springeragh (talkcontribs)
No link to what? I'm a bit confused :) Fredil 16:42, 21 November 2007 (UTC)
(unsigned…doh…) There wasn't any link to it up there. —  $PЯINGεrαgђ  05:50, 22 November 2007 (UTC)
There, better? ;) Fredil 16:52, 22 November 2007 (UTC)

Re:Bonjour![edit]

How did you know I'm taking French classes? That really helps, please keep going. I'm not editing articles too much, school and this are taking up my time. I'm glad to see you've returned, Fred. I missed you.--CJ King (talk) 03:57, 22 November 2007 (UTC)

I missed you too... moving from Canada was hard. I know my friends will always be there when I need them, though, and that helps :) Thanks for the nice email, and Happy Thanksgiving! Fredil 16:54, 22 November 2007 (UTC)

Poetry shmoetry.[edit]

Try the <poem> tags. Like this:

<poem>
She's the kind of girl who gets her slings and arrows from the dumpster;
The kind who tells you she's bipolar just to make you trust her.
She's the kind of girl who leaves out condoms on the bedroom dresser,
Just to make you jealous of the men she fucked before you met her.
</poem>

...yields...

She's the kind of girl who gets her slings and arrows from the dumpster;
The kind who tells you she's bipolar just to make you trust her.
She's the kind of girl who leaves out condoms on the bedroom dresser,
Just to make you jealous of the men she fucked before you met her.

Lyrics courtesy of The Dresden Dolls ("Dirty Business", which is currently playing on my computer). *leaves with his hairdryers aimed heavenwards with fifty-foot extension cords* Will (talk) 21:48, 22 November 2007 (UTC)

Thanks! I never knew that existed :) Nice lyrics, BTW... my parents would kill me :P Fredil 04:19, 23 November 2007 (UTC)
Actually, I'm not going to use that because it messes up the italics, but thanks for it anyways - I'll undoubtedly find a future use for it! :) Fredil 04:20, 23 November 2007 (UTC)
Not if you use the HTML tags. :) Will (talk) 11:08, 23 November 2007 (UTC)
Hey, fun :) The magical sceptre compels you to bow. You bow down to the sceptre. ;) Fredil 18:16, 23 November 2007 (UTC)
­*evil laugh* Fear my HTML knowledge and... uh... knowledge of the UK roads network! Muhahahahaha! Will (talk) 22:35, 23 November 2007 (UTC)
I would bet I could get from Stonehenge to Hastings quicker than you could though. ;) (since I was the navigator when we went over there) —  $PЯINGεrαgђ  23:28, 23 November 2007 (UTC)
Up towards the M3, along the M25, down the A21. Will (talk) 12:29, 24 November 2007 (UTC)
That's just evil (and freaky). Fredil 23:16, 24 November 2007 (UTC)
The M25? I agree. So does Terry Pratchet. Will (talk) 23:18, 24 November 2007 (UTC)
Actually that's the way we went from Hastings to Taunton. Going there we went nearer the coast. —  $PЯINGεrαgђ  05:18, 25 November 2007 (UTC)

Re:StarCraft[edit]

Well, if you can write a good overview of Terran gameplay aspects in a paragraph, keeping it to what's encyclopedic and avoiding strategy and story, then sure! I need someone to do a gameplay aspects paragraph for the notability-spurred merge of the species, as I can't find the words to write. I could also use a hand in finding reliable third-party references - unfortunately that excludes Battle.net, which is currently being used - to cite gameplay information. Any development information you may know of relating to the creation of the species - either their appearance or their development in gameplay - would be useful as well. The draft being worked on is over at User:S@bre/Species of StarCraft. -- Sabre (talk) 18:24, 23 November 2007 (UTC)

I'm sure you're familiar with StarCraft Wikia? Would that be considered a reliable third-party source? And I'll try to keep my Terran gameplay paragraph concise, but just to let you know I'm worse at Terran than I am playing Impossible Dragoons by myself :) Fredil 18:26, 23 November 2007 (UTC)
No, SC Wiki is not a reliable third-party source (open wiki, plus so much incorrect details and misapplied assumptions), and the approach it takes to articles is not encyclopedic as is required on Wikipedia. Something like StarCraft Legacy is borderline reliable: the fact it sources it's news posts allows it to be used, but I don't think that Legacy have the gameplay detail required. A site similar to it might do though. Basically, it should reiterate the information at the StarCraft compedium on Battle.net, but be separate from Blizzard, not openly editable and have some sort of reputation for reliability and accurate facts. In any case, it doesn't matter how bad you are as Terrans, as long as you can write the overview accurately but not so specifically it falls foul of WP:NOT#GUIDE. The gameplay sections for the Zerg and Protoss are already done in the draft, that should give an idea to what to aim for. -- Sabre (talk) 18:38, 23 November 2007 (UTC)
Zerg isn't done... it's empty last I checked. But the Protoss section looks good. A reliable third-party source like that is going to be REALLY hard to find, mostly because most game sites about StarCraft are... strategy guides. I'll look for one though. Have you checked starcraft.org? I don't remember exactly what it talks about since it's been a while, but that could work. Unless it's a fansite. Fredil 18:41, 23 November 2007 (UTC)
The gameplay aspects of the Zerg are done, the lore side isn't. A reliable third-party source that's also a strategy guide should suffice. Oh, and the note on the capitalisations is very VERY deliberate. Raynor's raiders is an unconfirmed name, it's not been used anywhere except the force names on the scoreboard, and Blizzard have a tendency to either mess around with it (Mojo's Boys) or contradict themselves (the amount of times Garm Brood appears in Brood War) on the scoreboard. So until it's confirmed as the canonical name that the group calls themselves in lore, it should remain as the informal "Raynor's raiders" with the note that it's commonly used to refer to the group, but used as little as possible elsewhere in the article. The dark templar is a slightly different case: all Blizzard writings since the publishing of Queen of Blades (up to and including official SC2 information) have cut back on what is capitalised, and so we're following that style to match. That means dark templar, executor, battlecruiser, dragoon, cerebrate and judicator caste, capitalisations are on the way out in many cases, exceptions being class names of ships: Behemoth-class battlecruiser and so on. At some point after the rewrites are done, that even means changing it to zerg, protoss and terran, but I'm holding that particular capitalisation convention back a while. -- Sabre (talk) 18:48, 23 November 2007 (UTC)

welcome back[edit]

Hi Fredil, welcome back to Wikipedia, so good to see you around again! --Kyoko 22:31, 25 November 2007 (UTC)

Thanks ^_^ Fredil 12:20, 26 November 2007 (UTC)

Merry Christmas[edit]

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Merry Christmas, my friend. May this find you in good health, good spirits, good company, and good finances. If any of these be missing, may God see fit to restore you in good time. —  $PЯINGεrαgђ  05:06 25 December, 2007 (UTC)

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Hi Fredil, thanks for the greetings, I hope you have great year too! --Kyoko 17:21, 9 January 2008 (UTC)

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Saint Patrick's Day![edit]

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Happy St. Patrick's Day!
Everybody's Irish on the 17th!
Have a good one, mate. I've even brought you some Guinness! ;)

                              —  $PЯINGrαgђ 

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Save it for me, I'll be ready in a couple of years :) Fredil 22:22, 18 March 2008 (UTC)
I actually get to drink mine next year! ;) For a change (I'll probably only drink it on the 17th though) —  $PЯINGεrαgђ  00:12 19 March, 2008 (UTC)
Well, you still owe me a pint when I turn 18 :P Fredil 01:20, 19 March 2008 (UTC)
I'll grudge you one sometime, maybe if we ever meet after we become rich and famous. ;) I still don't think it's very fair that almost everybody in the world gets to drink (if they so choose) before we do. —  $PЯINGεrαgђ  04:41 20 March, 2008 (UTC)
Well until then, have some ginger ale! :) Fredil 21:03, 20 March 2008 (UTC)
I actually thought about it, or root beer in a mug or something, but I never really got around to it. ;) —  $PЯINGεrαgђ  23:44 20 March, 2008 (UTC)
Just don't give me any alcohol before my concert of Rachmaninoff's third! :D (Watch the ossia cadenza at 3:20!) Fredil 02:20, 21 March 2008 (UTC)

Happy Easter![edit]

Ostereier-Wien.jpg HAPPY EASTER!

← Here are some eggs for you to find today…they're all right there! ← ;)
On a less light-hearted and more serious note, please remember that "He is risen" isn't just a cliché; it's true.
On a more light-hearted and less serious note, please have a wonderful Easter today with you and whoever you like. :)
                    $PЯINGεrαgђ

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Thanks :) Fredil 16:13, 23 March 2008 (UTC)

Sitting at my computer at six in the morning (drinking coffee of course) and trying to think about what "ARGHH! WHERE?!" meant has resulted in...[edit]

I don't know what you meant, but it was with the San Francisco Symphony Orchestra in Davies Hall… —  $PЯINGεrαgђ  14:39 23 May, 2008 (UTC)

That is truly evil. I used to LIVE near there. Did you go!? Fredil 20:05, 23 May 2008 (UTC)
Duh…how would I know he played it flawlessly? :P The dinner I ate down there was good, too. (They also had two other pieces on the program. ) —  $PЯINGεrαgђ  04:02 24 May, 2008 (UTC)
You mind telling me next time Bronfman has a performance in a country whose language I can understand (that would be China, Canada, France, England, and the US)? :P Fredil 13:43, 24 May 2008 (UTC)
I couldn't keep up with him on just the contacts I have, but http://www.yefimbronfman.com/ should be a good indicator. :) —  $PЯINGεrαgђ  16:42 24 May, 2008 (UTC)
April 12
New World Symphony
Rachmaninov Piano Concerto No. 3 with Michael Tilson Thomas, conductor
My parents have always wanted to go to Florida. Too bad I missed it -_- Fredil 17:56, 24 May 2008 (UTC)
I saw that on his web site. I was like "so Bronfman has worked with Michael Tilson Thomas already this year, and on a different concerto! Wow!" By the way, his San Francisco performance a week ago was beyond amazing. Something I never say about the Auburn Symphony Orchestra (as good as they undoubtedly are).
I'm trying to learn the cadenza. It's kind of difficult so far, but it's FAR easier than I expected (and much harder than Bronfman makes it look!). Wish me luck! :D Fredil 20:36, 27 May 2008 (UTC)

Edit to my user page[edit]

Hi Fredil. Nice to meet another Moszkowski fan. I appreciate the correction to Frederic's spelling. I should just advise you, though, that other users' user pages are normally considered off limits. Talk pages are there to communicate issues. Cheers. -- JackofOz (talk) 23:45, 1 June 2008 (UTC)

mboverload is back. From outerspace[edit]

I am sending this message to people who wished me well after I said I was leaving for awhile. It's been about 2 years now but I am back. I have come back to my role as a developer of RETF and I have founded a new WikiProject, WP:TSN. I am looking for people to work on that too! Thank you and please let me know how you are doing, --mboverload@ 05:39, 4 August 2008 (UTC)

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