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731 Edits since joining this wiki
June 20, 2012
  • I live in England
  • I was born on November 24
  • My occupation is student
  • I am female


Hi, welcome to His Dark Materials! Thanks for your edit to the John Parry/Stanislaus Grumman page.

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Blog post Edit

Please check this blog out. --Rowan SalazarTalk 03:14, July 1, 2012 (UTC)

Admin rights Edit

Hello, again. If you're still interested in being an admin on this wiki, please let me know. Although, I would like to ask how you plan to help out this wiki (aside from just adding interwiki links). --Rowan SalazarTalk 00:07, July 12, 2012 (UTC)

Hi Rowan! I don't think I have the time to commit to moderating a third wiki, especially now that I'm very busy on it.harrypotter because Pottermore has just released the beginning of Chamber of Secrets and Goblet of Fire has just been re-translated. Thank you for your kind offer though and congratulations on becoming the new bureaucrat here! - Amyosaurus 07:26, July 12, 2012 (UTC)

Admin rights and pt-br:Lyra Belacqua Edit

Have you by any chance reconsidered being an admin here? At present I am the only active one...

Also, I've just looked at the Italian and Brazilian-Portuguese pages for Lyra Silvertongue (because I needed their names for an edit to the HDM page on TV Tropes), and I noticed that the latter begins:

Lyra Belacqua ou Lyra da Língua Mágica (1984) é a principal protagonista da trilogia Fronteiras do Universo...

I don't know Portuguese, but it looks to me as if "principal protagonista" translates as "main protagonist". If it does, it's wrong; "protagonist" is Greek for "first character", thus already means "main" without the adjective. Perhaps this needs to be corrected? — RobertATfm (talk) 00:38, July 1, 2013 (UTC)

Hey! Actually, I had thought about it and I would like to be an admin. :)
And yes, you're right. I don't speak Portuguese either but I will change that. - Amyosaurus 08:59, July 1, 2013 (UTC)

Achievements Edit

I see you have enabled Achievements. To my mind this is a bad move; this "feature" is supposed to encourage editing, but in my experience it mostly encourages vandal editing, or trivial editing for the sake of racking up the points. For both of these reasons, it has been disabled (or never enabled) on nearly all the wikis I am involved in.

I would strongly recommend that this be turned off again. — RobertATfm (talk) 19:42, September 11, 2013 (UTC)

Actually, that was a mistake! I've turned it back off again. I was just looking at the features and must have clicked it by accident. Sorry about that! - Amyosaurus 22:02, September 11, 2013 (UTC)


Thanks for the welcome—This unsigned comment was made by Still doll85 (talkcontribs) on 01:21, September 29, 2013.

My edit to the GOB page Edit

Oops, I should have realised that "vaporise" is one of those awkward words that follow the original Latin rather than the French. Another one which used to trip me up was that one adjective form of "honour" is "honorary" (though I believe another is "honourable"). Although (and the OED site you gave confirms this) both the "-ise" and the "-ize" endings are acceptable in British English; it's only American English which insists on "-ize". — RobertATfm (talk) 02:03, October 19, 2013 (UTC)

Vaporise is a horrible word. I worked as an English teacher in Rome last year and had to listen to no end of students who were exasperated by English spelling. I told them that they shouldn't worry that they find it difficult because even natives can't spell words some times. It's such a bizarre concept for someone who speaks Italian as a native language, because every letter (except 'e' and 'o') has one sound so spelling is never a problem; if you can pronounce a word properly, you can also spell it. - Amyosaurus 08:53, October 19, 2013 (UTC)

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