user since
Tue Aug 7 2001 at 19:11:32 (13.1 years ago )
last seen
Sun Oct 16 2011 at 19:26:51 (2.9 years ago )
number of write-ups
79 - View bobbb21's writeups (feed)
level / experience
3 (Scribe) / 2151
mission drive within everything
To enjoy life, delve beneath the surface and try to learn what makes it tick
specialties
Lots of things - I'm inquisitive and have a thirst for knowledge
motto
"You can dissect the body of a man...but you cannot dissect a mind" - George Macaulay Trevelyan
most recent writeup
Ten things Britons should not do when visiting the US
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bobbb21 - does exactly what it says on the tin

'The path of the historian is one of discovery, discipline and sometimes deceit.'

- bobbb21, 2004

I have decided that I quite like the alias "bobbb21", having hated it for a long time. A no-nonsense name for a no-nonsense kind of noder! I think I originally chose it because it has something to do with Blackadder - quite a few characters called "Bob" appeared and Rowan Atkinson always said it in a funny way.

Likes

History, University of York !!!!!, unbiased historians (do they exist????), music, freedom, trains, Half-Life, England, Japan, Anime, Manga, drawing anime and manga, books, Wild Swans (by Jung Chang), HK movies, rugby, rowing, cycling, Mozilla!

Dislikes

Tony Blair, George Bush, other politicians, terrorists, dictators/dictatorships, extremists, fundamentalists, anarchists, revisionist historians, people who act like they're an expert on everything, people who are too stubborn to change their views, Communism, Nazism, exploitation, people who let Microsoft get away with creating poor software so they can upgrade and charge us a fortune.

This is not a definitive list but it would take too long to write everything. Oh and don't assume that because my dislike list is longer than the like list, I have a negative view of the world. I'm an optimist, though I don't take everything at face value.

Friends and/or generally all-round good-guys

Xerces
Tiphereth
liveforever
wertperch

Nodes re-written for your pleasure

Geisha
okiya
ochaya
Arthur Golden
Daimyo
Geisha: The Secret History of a Vanishing World
Samurai
Silent Mobius
Katsumi Liqueur
Grospoliner
Lucifer Hawks
amp
Rally Cheyenne
Mana Isozaki
Kiddy Phenil
Yuki Saiko
Nami Yamigumo
Lebia Maverick
Absolutely Fabulous
Bubble
Saffron Monsoon
Edina Monsoon
Patsy Stone

I'm on a mission to improve all my write-ups. I may even return to earlier ones.