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Yeerk

aka Todd

  • I live in South Carolina, USA
  • I was born on March 7
  • My occupation is Student/Teacher
  • I am Male
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  • Hi, welcome to the Goosebumps Wiki! Thanks for your edit to the Which books do you think were the best and the worst? page.

    Please talk with one of the admins if you need help with anything! Also, make sure to abide by the site rules.

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  • Welcome to this wiki! Hope you like to help us! Well, I do! XD

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  • Hey Todd. It's great to talk with you, and I'm excited for you to be on Goosebumps wiki. I was wondering, if you were interested, if you wanted to also contribute to my wiki on R.L Stine. It's like this one, except in addition to Goosebumps, it also covers all his other works as well, like fear street, the nightmare room, and more. Me and many other Goosebumps wiki members work on it, so would you be interested in joining?

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  • Hi. I noticed you had some trouble editing a page's infobox. I "fixed" anything that seemed wrong to me. By that I mean that I added a link and made the mom's name go on a separate line. Now you can just edit the infobox without changing anything, to see how I did it. If you have any further questions I'll be happy to help, however I will need to sleep in about an hour, so apologies if I don't reply soon enough.

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    • I can crop with Adobe Photoshop. I thought about cropping the picture of Mark, but didn't want it to be a smaller width than the infobox. I was hoping someone knew of a better picture of Mark all around.

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    • Okay! You probably know way more than I do. XD Usually I search online for images and most of the time they're pretty plentiful. However in some instances that's not the case. Luckily I have Netflix to screenshot images from an episode when I need them.

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  • >I have three basic rules for reading and reviewing books by R. L. Stine:

    (...)

    2. Do not look for literary elements.


    You wrote this in your Goosebumps page. But what do you mean? Like, why's that a rule?

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    • Hey, Monster!

      So, I’m an English major. I intend to teach middle School English. I analyze literature regularly leisurely, at school, and professionally. I look for literary elements naturally when I read.

      As much as I love Goosebumps, I recognize they are flawed (some heavily-flawed); those entries in the series that aren’t flawed surprise me in a good way. Because of this, I don’t want to compare Goosebumps or hold Goosebumps to the same standards I do other books, because it would ruin my enjoyment of them.

      I hope that makes sense and doesn’t seem like I’m being overly critical of the series. Like I said, I love this series. Troy Steele at Blogger Beware heavily criticized the books because he held them to the same standards as other books. I recognize my love for this series is fueled by nostalgia and I’m going into the series again knowing and accepting from the beginning that they are flawed. That’s the difference, and it’s why I wrote that rule for myself.

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    • >I look for literary elements naturally when I read.

      So do I (although I still don't know that much about literature XD).

      >Troy Steele at Blogger Beware heavily criticized the books because he held them to the same standards as other books.

      Yeah, I noticed that too. But sometimes I have to agree with him, for example with his review for Bad Hare Day (just like I agree with your review for The Barking Ghost).

      >That’s the difference, and it’s why I wrote that rule for myself.

      Got it. Thank you!

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    • That's great, man! It will really help you later on in Literature courses.

      I usually look for things like symbols, figures of speech, character archetypes, foreshadowing, plot structure... You will get better at it the more you do it. 

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    • >It will really help you later on in Literature courses.

      I really hope so!

      Thanks, Todd!

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  • Hey, Todd! Hope you had a great day!

    Also, I'm really sorry I didn't send this message sooner :-(

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    • >Aw, thanks, guys!

      >Sorry for the belated reply.

      No problem at all!

      >I have a few weeks before school starts again and it should be more relaxed than Spring was, so I hope to get some more Goosebumps books read and recapped soon! 

      Awesome! :-)

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  • Hey dude, thanks for the edits on the Jonathan Chiller page. I think you were right in reverting my edits, I just thought 'a big old man' sounded a little vague, and in England we also use commas in lists to seperate the adjectives. Thanks. Cackles21 (talk) 20:01, August 5, 2018 (UTC)

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    • Hey. I'm not sure what commas you are referring to, but we do that in the States sometimes, too, like, "his ugly, rotten tooth." One isn't needed between big and old in "big old man," though. I'm not sure why that is. I guess "big old man" is just a cliche phrase or description we all have heard.  

      The reason I reversed your edits wasn't because you removed the word "big," but because your edit created a new grammar mistake.

      "He wears old-fashioned square glasses (the glasses for some reason were absent when Jonathan was seen on the cover of The Horror at Chiller House), as well as having a gold tooth."

      That latter bit just sounded awkward, and I went to correct it and make that part its own sentence, but then I noticed that it was already its own sentence before you edited it and you moved the sentence. I didn't know if you thought "big old man" was bad grammar, either. It was just easier to undo the edit. 

      You were right to split the run-on sentence, though, so I did fix that back and credited you. 

      I hope I didn't offend you! If Jonathan Chiller is not described in the book as big, feel free to remove that again. I'm not super familiar with the book or character (haven't made it that far yet), but from your edit notes, you were correcting grammar, not content issues, so I thought maybe you thought "big old man" was incorrect grammar, which it is not.

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    • Yeah, sorry. I just thought "big old man" wasn't the most clear sentence, sounding a bit strange. I think Jonathan Chiller did have a pot belly but wasn't particularly large otherwise, not even that tall. I'm very sorry, you're probably older and know more than me. Bye.

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    • Are you calling me old?! I'm just kidding...

      You should edit the page and go into more detail about his appearance like you did here if you feel stongly enough. Your description on my wall is much better than "big old man." Look, I simply reverted your edit because you said you were correcting grammar and there was nothing wrong with the grammar you edited, and there were grammar issues in your edit. I honestly believed you thought "big old man" was bad grammar. You didn't delete "big" and replace it with more accurate info (like the info you wrote on my wall here). I'm not an admin here, so this is purely advice and not instruction: If you think a sentence isn't clear, replace it with something more clear rather than deleting it. Someone thought it was important enough to add.

      No need to apologize, and I don't know more than you. I clearly stated I am not familiar with the character or book and just wanted to help. You obviously do know about the character, so you know more than me in this case. 

      I hope you are not offended. All of us have our edits corrected. I added something to Night of the Living Dummy the other day that GbA removed because he didn't think it was exactly accurate. I didn't get offended because he explained why he edited my edit. Wikis are community projects worked on by a lot of people. I was honestly just trying to help you. :)

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    • Got ya! 😀

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  • Evan is a normal boy. In fact, he is the normalest boy you could ever imagine. He likes being normal and doing normal things. His normality is a staple atrribute in his normal demeanor. #NormalHuman #JustLikeU

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    • You just made me spit out the Diet Dr. Pepper I was drinking. lol

      I'd be okay with it if Stine emphasized his normality in the books, but the statement is subjective at best and sterotyping at worst. Whoever wrote that originally went to town with it and listed things boys should like. I think Andy might fit the stereotype of a normal boy more than Evan. ;)

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  • >It's been a while since I read this book, so someone check behind me, but trying to be more specific than "one of the main characters.

    I don't know if "secondary protagonist" is really a title. Which is why I never liked using it on articles. We could technically say "deuteragonist", but I feel like using obscure words is unfair to the readers. That's why I simply say "main character" when referring to characters like Alex.

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    • So, if we've both always agreed on this, why didn't I fix this?

      ...Oh, wait. I'm veeery lazy.

      I'm putting myself on time-out as punishment.

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    • Haha, no worries. I disappeared for a couple months right after that because of school. I think I saw a badge on your profile saying you've edited everyday for a year? You're allowed laziness. :)

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  • Hey, so I always write short stories and I've even written a few books, and what u ppsted in the comments sparked an entire plot in my mind, so do u mind if I use it? I wont use all the stuff u wrote, but definately some...is it ok with u?

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