Hello! I am originally from San Diego, CA. I am a graduate from UCLA and from Temple University, Japan (TUJ). I live in Tokyo, Japan and have been editing and writing Wikipedia articles since March 2006.

Interests: travelling, photography, Japan, SE Asia, China, languages and tennis.

Travel: been to five continents and 46 countries and 16 time zones.

I am focusing on in initiating and editing articles on languages, college football, animals (especially reptiles and marsupials), Southeast Asia, Japan and topics related to J.R.R Tolkien.

About myself
UCLAThis user is an alum of UCLA. Go Bruins!
Flag of California.svgThis user is from California.
Wikipedia Autopatrolled.svgThis user has autopatrolled rights on the English Wikipedia. (verify)
Flag of Japan.svgThis user lives in Japan.
Tokyo Landsat.jpgThis user is a member of the WikiProject Japan Tokyo Task force.

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Paullusmagnus-logo.JPGThis user has been a Wikipedian since March 1 2006.
Wikipedia-logo-v2.svgThis user is a Wikipedian.
Wikipedia-logo-v2.svgThis user has made over
12,000 edits on Wikipedia.
Macintosh iBook.jpgThis user contributes using a Macintosh computer.

Asahiflex600.jpgThis user enjoys photography.
Cyprus-topographic map-en.svgThis user is interested in maps.
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Ankh.pngThis user is interested in ancient civilizations.
This user is interested in Chinese culture.
LOTR This user loves The Lord of the Rings, both the books and the films.
Phonetik.svg This user is interested in linguistics.

PH-2This user is able to take good-quality photographs.
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This user does not smoke.

Flag-map of the United States.svgThis user has visited 26 of the 50 United States.26

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Contributions (including Unrecognised Content)Edit

Over a ten-year period, I have contributed to over 7000 distinct articles and made 203 new articles and counting.
Three articles I originated have been featured on   "Did you know?": A B C. I have written 19 of the 70 Monitor lizard species articles. Edit counts...

This user has created 203 of Wikipedia's 6,114,883 articles.

  This user is interested in Space Sciences.
 This user is a member of
WikiProject China.

This user is a member of
WikiProject Thailand.
 This user is a member of
WikiProject Mammals.
 This user is a member of
WikiProject Birds.

 This user is a member of
WikiProject Extinction.
 This user has created a global account. Bruinfan12's main account is on Wikipedia (in English).

This editor is a
Veteran Editor II
and is entitled to display this
Bronze Editor Star.
This editor is a
Veteran Editor
and is entitled to display this
Iron Editor Star.

This user is a member of the Association of Inclusionist Wikipedians.

The motto of the AIW is conservata veritate, which translates to "with the preserved truth".
This motto reflects the inclusionist desire to change Wikipedia only when no knowledge would be lost as a result.


enThis user is a native speaker of the English language.
en-5This user can contribute with a professional level of English.
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it-2Questo utente può contribuire con un livello intermedio di italiano.
es-2Este usuario puede contribuir con un nivel intermedio de español.
de-2Dieser Benutzer hat fortgeschrittene Deutschkenntnisse.
ko-1이 사용자는 간단한국어를 말할 수 있습니다.
id-1Pengguna ini mampu bersumbangsih dengan bahasa Indonesia tingkat dasar.
sco-1This brouker can contreibute wi a laich level o Scots.


P-3This user is able to take high-quality photographs.