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[*] posted on 2-1-2010 at 12:48 AM
I am an expert at...


I'm lazy, so I'm copying this thread over from last year! :) (And I wouldn't doubt that I did the same thing in 2009 also.)

So, in case anybody is confused with the title of this forum, this is a place to ask questions. If you get stuck with any of the specifics in your novel, you can either check Wikipedia... or you can check here. :)

If you don't mind helping others when you are procrastinating in July, list a couple things that you are an "expert" at (or just really good at... or whatever).



For me:
- I am a long distance runner, so I can offer assistance if you're writing something involving athletics/running.
- I am fairly skilled with programming, creating web sites, etc. (currently working on a degree in Information Technology)
- I've lived in central Pennsylvania most of my life, and also know the Buffalo-Rochester area of New York rather well. I've also traveled to parts of Australia, California, Wisconsin, and Maryland, and other places.

Yeah, I'm not an expert at much. Who's next? :)

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[*] posted on 2-24-2010 at 02:34 PM


Hello. Well to offer up my advice heres what I can help in:

Anything animal related just about. Did animal rescue and first aid so I know a lot about.
Some human emergency medical help, been around paramedic's and trauma nurses most the time.
Graphic info.
Using Blade info.

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[*] posted on 2-25-2010 at 07:19 AM


♫ I have some knowledge of artificial intelligence: mainly on how robots work/respond.

♫ I've kept rats for six years, so know about their health/diseases/treatment and general behaviour.

♫ I've personal experience with gang violence & sexual abuse. Unless it involves guns I can probably help you with it.

♫ I can help with British politics. Whether it's how voting works, or information on policies, question time/hour, responsibilities of MPs/MSPs/local councillors and the publics general hatred of our infamous prime minister Gordon Brown, wa-hey! :P




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[*] posted on 2-26-2010 at 05:21 PM


- I'm a black belt in a self-defense-based martial art. It has various 'styles' within it, so I can help with pretty much any kind of fight from down-and-dirty-just-so-it-works realism to effortless ninja skills to flashy movie tricks (the last is derived from exaggeration of the effectiveness of real techniques).
- I have a decent amount of experience in French and Spanish and a little experience in Japanese and Chinese. You can probably find someone better at any given language, but I can translate a fair amount, tell you about the differences between the languages, probably point you to some sources, and also have an encyclopedia of language (why yes, I am a geek).
- I have some general knowledge in Forensic Anthropology--that would be what the show "Bones" is based around.
- I have an on-again-off-again obsession with various forms of mythology, especially Greek.

Yeah... not an expert on a lot, but I have experience with some stuff. That's nice to know. :)
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[*] posted on 2-26-2010 at 09:47 PM


* I know some firefighting stuff, not a whole lot but a lil bit. Mostly about ripping apart cars more than anything. ;)

* Um... Well, I know acting pretty through and through, from what makes a director to what I hate about high school wannabe's. >[ But that's not really much...

* Oh, yeah. I know excessive amounts about the series, FullMetal Alchemist. Just in case, in the slight chance, someone's writing a novel-sized fanfic. :P


[geez, I'm really not an expert on much, am I. ;_; ]

*EDIT: Oh yeah, almost forgot: I know lifeguarding, and first aid. And a lil bit of wilderness survival skills. :D

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[*] posted on 2-27-2010 at 06:44 AM


I'm basically a walking dictionary of Mythical Creatures....

And...errr. I'll get back to you on that....




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[*] posted on 2-27-2010 at 04:37 PM


I know French really well, so ask me for translations or whatever you need.
I know first aid stuff, like how the movies NEVER GOT CPR RIGHT. sorry, i get a little mad about that sometimes...
:) that's all I can think right now. i'll edit if i remember more.
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[*] posted on 2-27-2010 at 10:27 PM


I can help with just about everything animal related (yes, that includes mythical beings as well)

Fire: fire safety, fire starting, different types of fire, the best way to care for fires, etc

Spanish

A bit of first aid

and that's pretty much it :)


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[*] posted on 3-4-2010 at 06:22 PM


I'm an expert on:
Spanish
Italian
Abuse (Physical, Emotional and Sexual)
Psychology
Athletics and Gymnastics
And
Music

Thats all.:-/
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[*] posted on 3-17-2010 at 04:35 PM


For me?

I'm a

PokeFreak
Semi-Colon Priestess
9 Year Pianist
Human-Mind Weaver
Fleshed Thesaurus

I'm also studying ASL. :D
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[*] posted on 3-29-2010 at 10:23 PM


I have extensive knowledge and experience with music. I've played piano for 11 years and have been in several choirs, concert bands, and marching bands. I also play the saxophone quite well.



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[*] posted on 3-31-2010 at 10:45 PM


- Theatre: I've been acting for the past five years or so and can give you a good idea of what it's like behind the scenes.

- Latin: I'm in second year Latin, going on third. If you need something Latinized, Latin questions answered, grammar issues fixed, I'm your girl.

- Farm animals: I've had pigs, chickens, geese, horses, cows, and turkeys. Any questions about raising those, and I can answer them.

I think that's about it. =]

EDIT: OH AND
- Ancient Greek and Roman cultures: I'm a dork. If you've got a question about anything from Greek or Roman culture, I'd probably be able to answer it or point you in the right direction.

- Ancient Greek literature: Iliad, Odyssey, tragedies, playwrights, I'm your girl. I know tragedies. Ask me anything. I'll help as best I can.

- Ancient Greek/Roman Mythology: Again, big geek in this department. I know a lot about mythology and could help if need be.

Can you tell that ninth grade has been a year of ancient history/literature at my school? ;)

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[*] posted on 4-6-2010 at 04:52 AM


I'm an expert in:
Early Cinema and the invention of film
How the modern cinema works
Screenwriting
The politics of Education (UK only)
Aristotle

I know:
Latin (only been doing it for a year)
Human psychology (mainly that of traumatised children)
Early humans
Space travel (in theory) and Mars
Dogs

Erm, not sure what else really. But I am resourceful. Any questions, feel free to ask, and I usually know someone who knows about it.




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[*] posted on 4-22-2010 at 01:28 PM


I know about :
- Equestrianism. I've ridden and cared for horses for eighteen years, and competed at local and national levels for five of those.
- Arthurian legends.
- I'm a history student with knowledge in medieval warfare and military development, Norman naval warfare in the mediterranean (don't ask lol), Victorian society (especially sports), and the golden age of piracy (with a speciality in women pirates). Also know a fair amount about the Romans - more so with their use of horses than anything else.

Could probably help with:
- I have a fair knowledge of movies, in particularly sci-fi movies from the 70/80's, french horror films, thai action films, and dogme 95 as a genre.
- autopsies in the victorian era (again, don't ask :P).
- operas and classical composers.
- the Hundred Years War or the Crusades.
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[*] posted on 5-2-2010 at 11:33 AM


I'm an expert in:
- Gymnastics. I've been a coach for 4 years and my brother and sister are both British gold-medalists.
- Harry Potter. I don't know where this will come in handy, but you never know.
- Allergies and the workings of an anaphylactic shock and treatments. Have been an allergy sufferer from the age of eight, so eight years.
- Make-up. Also with makeup application.
- The inside workings of a business.
- Manufacturing methods.
- Piercings. :P

Could maybe help you with:
- Music Theory.
- Mythical Creatures.

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[*] posted on 5-8-2010 at 09:30 PM


I've had personal experience with emotional abuse and dealing with Narcissists. I can give a great deal of info on Narcissism, living with a Narcissistic parent, and the emotional whiplash that puts one through.

Having family with Cancer. Specifically breast cancer, but they're all kind of similar. Every female on my Mom's side of the family has had it, and several of the men have had other types of cancer.

Group therapy for addictions. I'd rather not get into my own troubles on the board, but me up on AIM and we can talk.

Attending anime conventions. Three years, and I still love the chaos.
On that note, I know everything there is to know about the anime One Piece. Not exactly sure how that could help anyone, but I'm a six year fan with some rather obsessive knowledge.

I live in a small town in Northern Idaho next to a lake with a ton of pine trees. Anything about that sort of area, I can tell you.

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[*] posted on 5-10-2010 at 09:34 PM


- Catholic school. Thirteen years and counting. :) (We wear uniforms, if anybody has questions about that.)
- I listen to NPR (National Public Radio in America...it's kinda kinda like the British BBC) constantly. Heh. Can't imagine why that could come up, but yeah.
- I just did a big research paper on the Thirty Years' War. It was for high school (specifically AP European History), so it's not like a dissertation or something, but I definitely have the basics, causes, and effects down.
- I'm going to counselling for family stuff, nothing too extreme. Yeah, rather not get into it here, but U2U me if you need help for your story. I'll let you know if my situation applies.




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[*] posted on 5-12-2010 at 07:02 PM


Alrightyy...
I could offer assistance in any topic relating in any way to the following:

I've played piano since I was 6.
I play oboe.
I have lots of cats that I love dearly.
I'm obsessed with the life of Cleopatra VII.
I love mythology. Mostly Greek but I know Egyptian, Native American, and Norse as well.
I never met either of my grandfathers, they died before I was born.
Both of my grandmothers have also passed away, one from Lung cancer and another from Staph Infection.
I'm obsessed with eye makeup.
I had OCD (hoarding) severely when I was in fourth grade and still take depression medicine for it.
I own a horse.
Singing is my life.
I've been in a choir for six years.
I own a guinea pig.
My parents are the age of some of my friends grandparents.
I have a brother who is younger than me by five years.
I've done extensive research papers on Gypsies as well as Abortion.
My best friend is the shyest person you will ever meet.
The town I live in has a population of 232.

that's a lot, so i'll stop there, but i know from experience it's nice to have someone to talk to about even small details in your novel - it makes it that much more vivid.





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[*] posted on 5-19-2010 at 12:24 PM


Okay well here's the areas where I'm an 'expert':

*History - I'm just finishing up my degree now. The specific areas I've studied most:
~ Napoleonic Era
~ 1910
~ Civil War
~ Early Russia
*Small town / Rural life
*Flute
*Homeschooling
*Baking/ Cooking
*Classic Literature
*Sewing
*Modeling

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[*] posted on 5-21-2010 at 02:58 PM


I'm pretty alright in these areas:

My existence is pretty much all music related. Mostly singing.
History
World War II
Anything having to have to do with the life of Adolf Hitler. I'm obsessed.

Not very confident about anything else lol :)
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[*] posted on 5-21-2010 at 08:28 PM


Expertise areas:

psychology and animal psychology.
-Music - mostly piano experience as well as the injuries that can come with it. :P
-I've been in choir my whole life
-I'm a theater freak and know just about anything you know about our little land of Thespia (as I call it, no one else does) including lights, sound, acting, whatever
-Country life: Horses, rodeos, taming horses, living on a ranch
-I know anything there is to know about Harry Potter (including the psychology behind it :P)
-Cars - especially hot rods from the 50s and 60s
-Anything space-y, name it I know it
-Mythology
-My boyfriend is a black belt in karate and has gone to international competitions and placed, so any info on that I can cover you on.
-Being a tomboy. Completely.

Stuff that could be relevant:
-I'm an only child
-I have a somewhat messed up family (not divorce, but extended family fighting, disowning, and what not, message me if you want to know more)
-I grew up in a small town and moved to a huge city (7,000 to 90,000 people)
-I've been through numerous audition processes of any sort

Uh... yeah :)
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[*] posted on 5-21-2010 at 09:00 PM


- the Denver-Metro area
- general living in a city with a population over 300k that is still basically a suburb
- large (2500+) public high school (with IB, AP, and a variety of other programs)
- small (60-75) private alternative school (grades 7-12)
-- from that, teenagers who have been expelled from public schools for a large variety of reasons (violence, drugs, severe ADHD, one girl got kicked out of Jesuit school for putting a curse on someone... you get the idea).
- running/working at a large daycare/preschool/early learning center (and there's a difference between those)
- Old Norse/Icelandic language, literature, and mythology. I've personally translated the depiction of Ragnarok from Old Norse
- rugby
- most TV shows that have been on TV Land at some point
- 80s dance/pop music
- country music
- fantasy YA/independent reader books (you don't even want to think about seeing my collection)
- comics and video games - I don't know nearly as much as most fans, but I always seem incredibly knowledgeable to those outside




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[*] posted on 5-21-2010 at 10:12 PM


I have taken German for 4 years and have visited Berlin as an exchange student, so I know some about that city, at least from an outsider's point of view. I've also hosted 2 exchange students.

I play euphonium, trumpet, and trombone, so I can answer any general brass questions :)

Also, I come from (and live in) Minnesota, so any questions about that state can be directed here.
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[*] posted on 5-22-2010 at 03:53 PM


Hrm. I'm an expert on:

+ dogs, mainly herding breeds.
+ Hebrew and middle-Eastern culture
+ Spanish and Mexican culture
+ piano
+ film (~particularly from the 80s and on) and film-making
+ Catholicism and Judaism
+ asthma and arthritis, particularly in juveniles
+ California!
+ genetics
+ personal experience with lesbian sexual abuse
+ hoarding and OCD
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[*] posted on 5-25-2010 at 01:28 PM


I've been spending my life in Indonesia. So if there's anything you want to know about tropical countries, I might be able to help.

I'm Asian. Chinese, to be exact. I don't speak Chinese but I know the perspective and the tradition.

Quite good in babbling... er, yeah, this is one of them. Ignore this.

Great user of a BlackBerry. Well...

I'm Catholic. I attend Catholic school.

My school has pretty weird rules and I wear uniform to school, if there's anything you want to know since western people don't usually have this complicated kind of school.

Very moody person. I can cry absurdly in a day and write about pathetic stories for me to cry on. Tell me if you need to know about this personality.

Have ever been liked by two lesbians. I'm straight.

Well, I think that's all :)

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