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Personnel data accurate as of: 12 Jun, 2013.
Bashir: “Of all the stories you told me [about your past over the last week], which ones were true and which ones weren't?”
I'm Gavin; a 17-year-old wikiholic, that lives in Melbourne, Victoria, Australia, and has been editing on Wikia since July 2011. Here's a bit more about myself:
Where I edit:
My home wiki is Locomotive Wiki. I have adopted Dinotopia Wiki and should have got a lot further towards its rescue than I have. I can be found on Community Central, in the staff blog comments (usually of technical updates).
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My Interests and Hobbies
I'm an avid Classic car enthusiast. To me a classic car is one that was built up until approximately 1975 — when we lost chrome bumpers. To me 'classic' covers all pre-1975 cars; I don't use terms such as 'vintage' or 'veteran' to describe cars. I like '60s-'70s American Muscle-cars, sports-cars, Ford-based Hot-Rods, some super-cars and anything in between that I've forgotten.
I love reading about history. My favorite periods/subjects are: the middle ages, the "Golden Age" of Piracy (approx. 1690-1720 IMO), the 18th century (for the ships, and technology) and World War II. I also like thinking about the far future, since, one day, it will be history too.
I've always been interested in locos, but it wasn't until finding Locomotive Wiki, July of 2011, that I really became obsessed. I think locos are so majestic in the way they gracefully roll along the rails; could it be almost philosophical, how they follow a course that's laid down for them?
I don't know about that, but I do know that my favorite motive-powers, in order, are: steam, diesel and electric. I like steam the best, because the design is just so ingenious. Diesels next, because they're mobile mini power-stations, with the diesel-electrics at least, which must be more efficient than pumping electricity all over the place. Electric is last for the same reason that diesels beat them.
I can tell you that my favorite locomotive is K 190. If you wish to know all my favorite locomotives there is a gallery of them on my Locomotive Wiki profile (I couldn't possibly choose a top-10 of them like I did with the cars!).
Yes, well... obvious ain't it? I guess I would put Star Trek before Star Wars for one major reason (at least): Star Trek is more accessible in my opinion, because they really are humans in it. Don't get me wrong; I was a Star Wars fan long before I was a Star Trek fan. Just something about us humans heading into space is... is both terrifying, and awesome at the same time!
My favorites in this subject are those from the 1700s mostly. As mentioned before I have a particular interest in the "Golden Age" of piracy. My two most favorite rigs are the brigantine and the schooner, but that's purely based on looks since I can't sail. I might know how one day.
Thanks for reading my profile. If you find any of the subjects I've mentioned interesting too, I'm always happy to have a chat — just send me a message, and I'll answer ASAP!
Yes, I did create this user template. If you wish to copy it, please go here. Or on the other hand send me a message and I'll show you how to build your own themed creation!