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Hi.! I'm evkl, Bulbagarden's Operationsoperations Managermanager and an Editor-in-Chief Emeritus of Bulbapedia.
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====About Me====
My name is Evan, but I go by evkl online, all lowercase. My birthday is January 17, and I'm 19 years old, currently attending college in New York State. I'm a native of the [[wp:Philadelphia, Pennsylvania|Philadelphia]] area ([[wp:Pennsylvania|Pennsylvania]] side of the river). I've been working on Bulbagarden since Archaic took over in December of 2002. I've been playing Pokémon since I was about 9, although I find myself playing less and less as I've grown up.
====Introduction====I think knowledge is very important. I also think music is very important. Those two aren't really related at all, I'm just saying. On the knowledge front, I think Bulbapedia is a very good thing, as a specialized repository for knowledge that otherwise wouldn't be aggregated anywhere else. On the music front, if you're talking to me, expect an away message or signature or something involving an obscure reference to music or lyrics. Or maybe not-so-obscure. [[wp:Katy Perry|Katy Perry]] is cool with me.
About me...I'm 19. My birthday is January 17. I'm now attending college somewhere in the north-central part of New York State and enjoying it quite a lot, which explains why I'm not around here as much. I hail from suburban Philadelphia, which gets an unnecessarily bad rap for a whole lot of reasons, some of which I don't fully understand, but many of which I do. Anyway, I grew up there, so I suppose I liked it enough.
Do I still like this? This being the whole Bulbapedia thing. I like the institution, of course, and I'm very proud of where it's come over the past few years, although my interest in subjects pertaining to it has waned as I've matured. But it's a fun time around here, and I'd like to think that I'm not inactive in the community. I still enjoy keeping things nice and fresh and orderly around here, don't get me wrong--but I am no longer what one might call an active contributor. I do a lot of work in the policy of and planning on new projects and such, when I have the time. Otherwise, I'm kind of laid-back. Pretty normal, I guess.
Mm. Yes. I do have interests, and I do have a life outside of Bulbapedia. It's basically as follows, in no order.
* Amateur political pundit.
* Soccer. And football. Both of 'em.
* Cycling
* Writing
* Poetry
====Musical Interests====
Music is important...I listen to a whole lot of different things and write songs occasionally. This is some, but by no means all, of my favorite artists:
* [ Dave Matthews Band]
* [ O.A.R.]
* [ Counting Crows]
* [ Jack Johnson]
* [ Matt Nathanson]
* [ Guster]
* [ Bob Dylan]
* [ The Killers]
* Jay-Z
As I said, knowledge is important. I've taken a lot of courses, but I have somean experienceinterest or special knowledge in alla offew subjects. I'm very comfortable with both American and Middle Eastern history and politics from roughly 1600 to the followingpresent. subjects: My major involves evaluating and solving problems in governance and administration, which has exposed me to a healthy dose of government, philosophy, and economics.
Computer Science: Intro to Java, VisualBasic, and C++ <br>
English: Journalism <br>
Foreign Language: French <br>
History: American, European, and Middle Eastern<br>
Mathematics: Calculus and Economics <br>
Sciences: Chemistry <br>
I'm a mediator, adviser, and creative consultant to the current Bulbapedia [[Bulbapedia:Editorial Board|Editorial Board]]. If you have a problem, feel free to contact me--I'll do my best to try and fix it. The directory, at the top of all of my pages, links to some of the projects I'm currently working on. If there's something you'd like my help with, just drop me a line on my talk page.
* [{{SERVER}}{{localurl:Special:Contributions|target=Evkl}} User contributions]===Contact====
*If [ Aneed shortto biographycontact ofme, evklI'm onavailable Bulbagarden]at the following:
AIM: IMfromEvan - Don't be intimidated by an away message, I may be there, IM me to try.