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10/1/2012 20:23:14 plantagent New York City, renaissance faires, network marketing, college basketball, medieval/renaissance costumery, baseball, hippie-era classic rock, classical music
10/1/2012 20:32:14 Jayne2 ● Obsessive Compulsive Disorder - I have had this for as long as I can remember, so can relate personal anecdotes as well as knowing of it from a more professional level. ● Serial Killers - This has been a hobby (hah) of mine for many years - I know a lot of information about serial killers and also criminology in general (so what makes a sociopath, common traits, MOs, etc.) and can hopefully be of use. ● The Simpsons - Seriously just throwing this out there; if anyone is interested on information on The Simpson's, I'm your girl. Been a fan for many years, watched all the eps, know general pop culture on the show, etc.
10/1/2012 20:36:46 vinxman New Orleans cooking martial arts
10/1/2012 20:41:23 vinxman fitness bodybuilding exercise film
10/1/2012 22:45:51 Sashataakheru Modern Paganism, Wicca, and Witchcraft Pagan Magickal Practice Divination (tarot, etc) Kemetic (Egyptian) Paganism Perth, Western Australia Ancient Egyptian Mythology Crocodiles Dinosaurs Genetics/Chemistry/Biomedical Science University study Australian Culture Australian Politics Being Queer Kink and BDSM
10/1/2012 23:55:58 Ren-s Verona - Italy, Italian, tarot, coeliac disease, history of art
10/2/2012 0:20:40 MaxHallam Fencing (the sport).
10/2/2012 0:26:00 Omega1989 Physics, the UK Civil Service, nuclear weapons
10/2/2012 0:35:27 fuzz type 1 diabetes
10/2/2012 0:42:00 Jade Brooke Wicca, pagans, paganism, magic, faeries, spells, rituals, Odin, other gods and goddesses, etc NaNo in general Winnipeg, Manitoba
10/2/2012 1:32:34 appingo iPhones, cell phone technology, Japan, Japanese culture, Tokyo, Sendai (Japan), Fukushima (Japan), Japanese Education System, YMCA, El Paso (Texas), Playing video games for a living (Let's Players), ADHD, PCOS (Polycystic Ovarian Syndrome).
10/2/2012 2:40:02 T.O.G. General firearms General astronomy and low-math space related topics. General martial arts Location: Salt Lake City, Utah
10/2/2012 5:55:36 Dreamway costume, clothing, construction, sewing, fabrics, spinning, and weaving 20 years a professional costumer and more in fibre arts. Just took up crocheting. Had fun last year helping create workable clothing for fantasy cultures. practical onomastics When it comes to *People's Names*, I did write the book. Currently working on the revised edition. I probably have a pick list for anyone who needs but not older than Sumerian.
10/2/2012 6:54:33 Clairabel Antihistamines Depression and anxiety IV and PEG feeding Cystic fibrosis Dice living Death and bereavement Birmingham, UK
10/2/2012 7:17:57 mutewolf Basic DSLR Photography Ferret Care Rat Care Horses University of Kentucky Lexington, Kentucky Greenville, South Carolina Being LGBT Dating a transgender person BDSM Video games like Bioshock, Red Dead Redemption, Pokemon Girl Scouts Working for a research farm, large retail company
10/2/2012 7:18:16 ellorie medical school, psychiatry, mental illness, pharmacology, psychotherapy, New York City, Montreal
10/2/2012 7:21:58 Hype Graphic design (print, web and packaging), typography, swimming (on a nationally competitive level, coaching, and summer swim teams), photography, printmaking, bookmaking, art history (specifically Dada and Surrealism), being a cancer survivor (melanoma), the state of Georgia (locations, history, etc), general anxiety disorders, and a very large range of pop culture and internet humor.
10/2/2012 7:42:57 Spalven Touring with musicians (especially rock and metal bands), working at rock venues and music festivals, molecular biology (anything and everything that happens inside human cells), life in Norway / Bergen,
10/2/2012 8:52:53 aria617 Washington, DC American History Etymology Publishing Tutor England Greek Mythology
10/2/2012 9:26:20 laurenstl St. Louis, MO (specifically South City, the Central West End, & a few of the suburbs) Living in Kansas, St. Louis/the Midwest Attending high school in the Midwest/a small town Surviving tornadoes Vegetarianism Hypochondria Severe Depression/Self harm Acting in musicals & plays (specifically in high school) DIY ("do it yourself") hardcore/punk shows, bands, touring, etc. Living on your own for the first time Road trips Drinking/partying Marijuana Being the only girl in a group of all male friends Female perspective of serious relationships (from "first love" at age 14 to "engaged" at 22) Being engaged Wedding Coordinating at a bakery Working at a cupcake bakery/frosting cupcakes Working at the same place as your fiance/significant other Working as a barista Working in a clothing store The Civil War (my parents are historians) Harry Potter Being an atheist in a Catholic family
10/2/2012 9:33:37 thepet Psychology, biostatistics, UK universities, Oxford, Devon, parapsychology, transhumanism, autism, Asperger Syndrome, schizophrenia, academia, England, London, Victorian era, forensic psychology, criminology, mental illness
10/2/2012 9:57:24 CassyDK Denmark, County Cork Ireland, Paganism in general including Asa-tru rituals, fostercare, American history and literature, Danish history, Lancaster area.
10/2/2012 10:00:02 Hello, Dollface - Higher Education - financial aid, registrar, history of higher education, large public and small private college structure, etc.
10/2/2012 10:02:46 Haselnuth * Germany/ German - Born & still living in Northern Germany. Ask me anything. What I don't know I can look up. Also translations possible * School System in Germany - Working for one, I gotta know. * Bilingual Learning (English/German) - Who does it work? Is it possible to...? * Metal - What band did....? Who is friend with whom? What is the difference between...? * Festivals - I was on 9 festivals in Germany / Czech Republic. Ask me about camping, food and toilets. And understanding people you actually don't understand. * Ferrets - I'm currently living with ferret4 and 5 and had everything from 6 weeks old to grandpa ferret, healthy ferrets and sick ferrets, boy and girl ferrets... These monsters don't surprise me anymore. * Disasters - Volcanoes, Tsunamis, Pole Flip... I did a long research on these things 2 years ago for a novel and I still got the stuff. So if you need some information just ask, I might have it. Or at least know where I can find it. * Media Design - I had a 3 year apprenticeship in media design. I know the important facts, does & don'ts and how to work with Photoshop, Indesign & Illustrator. And of course how to see the world as a designer. I'm also not an expert but have some knowledge of: * Hopi prophecies & life (as far as you can get that from books), * the Whoniverse, * problems with/on (German) trains (I was late 12 hours once.)
10/2/2012 10:20:02 Emsy - Youth work/working with teenage young people - Musical theatre - The City of Bristol, UK - The Cotswolds, UK
10/2/2012 11:00:15 Becca Stareyes Astronomy, the solar system, basic physics, history of science, crochet, sewing, Ithaca (New York), Lincoln (Nebraska), Cornell University, living without a car, asperger's syndrome and autistic spectrum disorders, competitive math and science (high school), academia, being a scientist, student government (graduate student level), stargazing
10/2/2012 11:16:45 yowhound Blacksmithing, medieval weapons and warfare, farming, sci fi tropes and cliches, Massai and Romany culture, survival skills.
10/2/2012 11:51:02 Unwritten Highland dance Highland games Piano Synaesthesia Ontario Owning a large dog Homeschooling Internet schooling Unschooling Transition from home-based education to public school
10/2/2012 12:20:46 Black_roses Depression/self injury (experiences with them, not the technical stuff like what causes it) Teaching yourself instruments (specifically guitar and piano) Homeschooling/being homeschooled Life in the state of Georgia Southern slang, American slang Cats, cat owning, some cat behaviour
10/2/2012 12:26:13 Sahani * Limb differences/congenital amputation; living one-handed; some second-hand knowledge of prosthetics. * Germany (in particular the north and east); German language. * Some knowledge of linguistics and cultural/social anthropology. * Synesthesia.
10/2/2012 12:54:23 Hannah_337 Southern UK, Seaside towns and villages, Lyme Regis, waitressing in high end hotels.
10/2/2012 13:03:27 Jared.L Planetary science Space Physics Graduate school Private school (high school) Wisconsin
10/2/2012 13:24:28 necropolitician Nikola Tesla (I'm kind of a freak for him) Depression (Friends and me - so I've a few different viewpoints) Nonprofit/Disaster Relief (My sister is a volunteer coordinator in a few things - one of the things we've done together is helping rebuild in N'Awlins) Factory Life (I used to work in a cheese factory - my dad still does) I also like researching things; I think I'm pretty good at it. And I like learning.
10/2/2012 13:31:43 Midnight Ink General life in the UK (especially the north of England and north west Scotland), British history (especially Medieval), working with kids and teenagers, children's development (from a practical/psychological point of view more than a medical one), travelling in Europe, being vegetarian/vegan, alternative lifestyles, activism, amateur theatre, differences between American and British English. I also have some knowledge of the Child Protection services in the UK. Places I could help with: UK in general, Northumberland (the far north of England) and the Borders, Edinburgh (and the Edinburgh festival), the north-west coast of Scotland and the Isle of Skye, Italy from the point of view of a non-Italian who has spent quite a lot of time there.
10/2/2012 14:34:57 Elyndra Fibromyalgia Chronic fatigue syndrome living with a chronic illness being on the patient side of health care (especially the Belgium health care) Belgium
10/2/2012 14:39:15 AnnaKoschka Classical Music, 18th Century Women -- Fashion -- and Domestic Life. I don't know if you need rationale or qualifications behind our areas of expertise but I'm in a classical chorale and have played classical piano for 22 years, and am an 18th century female re-enactor with years of research :) Looking forward to hopefully helping people!
10/2/2012 15:08:34 LonelyTreesMakeNoise Locations: Raleigh, North Carolina Aurora, North Carolina Gambier, Ohio Mount Vernon, Ohio Kenyon College Subjects: Computers/programming/coding American high school/college system General American history Acting/theater
10/2/2012 15:31:09 aggie80 Licensed Attorney Philatelist Martial Artist Navy Veteran (6 years, 2 spent with the Marine Corps) Ukulele Genealogist Jack-of-all Trades, Master of Some
10/2/2012 15:54:03 saraswati business law (US - california) civil rights law (US - california) wills and trusts law (US - california) Japanese taiko drums
10/2/2012 16:22:36 essbee ice hockey, scotland, cats, social policy, mature student, vegan issues
10/2/2012 16:22:55 essbee ice hockey, scotland, cats, social policy, mature student, vegan issues
10/2/2012 16:37:45 Nifty_Bananas Music theory, flute (playing and teaching)
10/2/2012 16:58:06 winterbloom American History: 19th century; American History: Revolutionary and Early Republic periods; History of New Orleans; Catholic doctrine and practice; Christian history and practice; Jewish history and practice; graduate school in the humanities; Haitian and New Orleans Vodou; vocal music performance: soprano; the Cult of the Saints; the Black Death; Yellow Fever; American cemeteries; Puritans.
10/2/2012 17:01:52 Metamorphize Mental Health Issues- This includes suicide attempts, visits to the psych ward, medications, etc. Music- two years of a bachleor's in music, working specifically with the trombone Child Care- I've spent most of my life working with children.
10/2/2012 17:53:28 iWrite23 Australia; Ancient Egypt; anything and everything New Age; vampire lore and vampires in popular culture; weddings; psychology; criminology.
10/2/2012 18:09:07 RedPanda11 Musics of the world (Ethnomusicology major, just graduated) French-speaking countries (my minor was in Francophone Studies) Video Games
10/2/2012 18:53:11 So8res - Computer Science ("Hacking", software development, etc.) - Economics (Banking, etc.) - Physics (Relativity, Quantum) Source: - I'm a Google engineer. I have worked for the Information & Simulations Laboratory at the Department of Defense. - I have an undergraduate degree in economics. - I'm a hobbyist physicist, I've researched it for books before. I know it better than most and especially in certain areas, but it's not my strong suit.
10/2/2012 19:04:23 Becca Stareyes zoo behind the scenes, meteorites, observatories, geology
10/2/2012 19:25:22 Twilight7fire I'm an expert horse rider and trainer. My specialities include tricktraining and other forms of show training, such as trickriding, stunt riding and working with horses & fire (or other 'scary' things). As far as horses go, I'm also an expert in the historical art of riding & mounted combat. I practice jousting, melee combat, rossfechten etc. on horseback. I have experience with several time periods and weaponry on horseback. My main areas of expertise are 15th century (Late Middle Ages) and late 18th/early 19th century (Napoleonic wars), but you can ask me about any sort of horse-related questions, from Antiquity up to modern day riding. Apart from mounted combat, I have a lot of general historical knowledge (comes with being a multi-period living history aficionado). I have some knowledge of historical martial arts (and definitely know people who know this stuff very well, so I can redirect your questions), loads of knowledge and experience with full plate armour and I know the inns&outs of everyday life of several historical eras. As a hobby I also practice historical cooking. I’m currently doing a Master in English literature, so I am reasonably knowledgeable about historical literature as well. Specialities include 19th century and 14/15th century literature. I am reasonably well informed about Old and Middle English and have some knowledge of medieval (Gothic) scripts & manuscripts. I have done some academic research on the history of werewolves and vampires, so you can ask me about that as well. Last but not least, I have a hobby interest in Western-European mythology and folklore.
10/2/2012 19:27:00 Elizabeth_Sabourin Eczema (skin disorder) Anxiety and depression (from the pov of a loved one) Professional cleaning Separation (from the pov of a teenaged child)
10/2/2012 20:12:04 Sandy.White owning and operating a small bed and breakfast newspapers in the 1970s and 1980s, including newsrooms of all sizes grant proposal writing Planning Commissions (Zoning Boards), including serving on the commission, how zoning ordinances are created and how land-use decisions are made (although this varies somewhat from state to state) Lionel Trains
10/2/2012 22:23:16 Emc2 Minnesota, crochet, making mini top hats, food service, everquest 2, dog training, leadership skills
10/2/2012 22:39:59 limmenel Antarctica McMurdo Station South Pole
10/3/2012 3:05:57 SecondLinnet autistic spectrum disorder & severe learning disability running a small charity care home management aspects of psychology/behaviour pain management techniques & home nursing teaching techniques
10/3/2012 3:50:42 JayElleBee City of Sunderland City of Letterkenny Small rural towns in county Donegal.
10/3/2012 6:49:20 Nighttime.Breeze - Germany (language, climate, vegetation etc.) - Volleyball (rules, strategies etc.) - Teens
10/3/2012 7:37:15 WritingGeek97 Lutheranism, quilting
10/3/2012 7:47:19 sumerianhaze Assyriology. Astronomy. Botany. Egyptology. Entomology. Evolutionary linguistics. Falconry and birds of prey. Fencing. Horse riding. Human evolution. Mineralogy. Mountaineering. Music (theory and practice). Particle physics. Physical cosmology. Pianos and piano music. Pipe organs. Rock climbing. Sword fighting. Zoology.
10/3/2012 8:15:39 Ketsurui Bondage, BDSM, and the D/s lifestyle. Angels and demons.
10/3/2012 8:29:49 atlantisflygirl opera; classical singing; music departments; school administration; public health; epidemiology; Boston, MA; Portsmouth, NH; New England in general; Miami, FL.
10/3/2012 9:56:36 Marygold Finland, Finnish language, university studies in Finland, public healthcare in Finland, politics in Finland, Finnish folklore, psychology, psychoterapy, psychological disorders, treatment of psychological disorders, social anxiety disorder, depression, phobias, obsessive-compulsive disorder, leukemia, childhood cancer, dreaming and sleep, videogames, feminism and women rights
10/3/2012 11:35:05 Nike Lennard subjects: High Medieval Europa (all day life, arts, crafts, handiwork, literature ...) Herbal Medicine German Law Calligraphy and Painting German Culture and All Day Life German Politics (since 1980) Locations: Hamburg (Germany) Frankfurt/Main (Germany)
10/3/2012 11:53:58 PearlRose getting a environmental science/library science degree/graduate school/Florida State University and Stetson University, living in Florida (Tallahassee, Daytona Beach-Orlando area, Southwest Florida), seeking therapy and treatment for/living with depression and anxiety, living with allergies/asthma/eczema, dealing with a blended family, Japanese anime/manga (esp. late 90's/early 2000's), baking and cooking, dealing with insomnia, living with an opposite-sex roommate, geek culture, dating a geek, women in videogames and roleplay.
10/3/2012 12:16:29 Doctor Batman Bipolar Disorder Customer Service Depression Deaths of loved ones (I'm depressing, I know) Horses Charleston, SC
10/3/2012 12:16:38 DoctorBatman Bipolar Disorder Customer Service Depression Deaths of loved ones (I'm depressing, I know) Horses Charleston, SC
10/3/2012 14:25:04 Boxofcrayons Commercial flowers/Flower meanings Owning/operating a small business Introductory Latin Calgary Alberta
10/3/2012 14:57:49 starlitnight Michigan (including the UP). Illinois (rural, not the cities). Indiana. Small town life. University town life. Living in one place for over a decade. Autism. Down Syndrome. Living with Special Needs siblings. Childhood Language Disorders. Speech Pathology/Therapy. Life-guarding. Teaching children in clubs. Dorm/class life at a religious university. Amateur photography. Traveling through the northern US and Canadian provinces.
10/3/2012 15:08:10 Annika_K - computers, particularly IT security - the European late Middle Ages (particularly the 15th century) - fencing and swordfighting - German language (native speaker)
10/3/2012 15:38:59 MasterThief * Law (I'm a practicing attorney, admitted in Virginia) * Catholicism (I'm a young adult catechist at my parish) * Academia (I worked full-time as an administrator and manuscript editor at a university for 8+ years) * Government/Political science/International Relations, particularly U.S. and Latin America (I paid $100,00 for an undergraduate degree in these fields, and dangit, I'm gonna get my money's worth!)
10/3/2012 16:46:03 J.Kievsky New York City (Queens, Brooklyn, Manhattan) Upstate New York/New York State Hartford area/Central and coastal Connecticut Birds/ornithology/falconry Bees/beekeeping Veterinary toxicology, esp. equine and avian Russian language, culture, & history Judaism
10/3/2012 16:53:21 CillanXC Atlanta, GA; 35mm and digital film projection; movies & movie theaters; graphic/web design; homeschooling; Christianity; WWII; the Cold War; college life; Star Wars; baseball; ice hockey; coffee.
10/3/2012 19:49:53 PhantomDream Humane Societies Los Angeles Poetry High School Debate William Shakespeare (biographically)
10/3/2012 21:25:07 mpmuskie yarn crafts (crochet, knit, loom knit and weave), diseases of the eye, fake eye, using the computer with technology to make it accessible to the blind. blindness related topics.
10/3/2012 21:47:11 catwoman1138 -Small towns -Music (specifically: piano, saxophone, guitar) -Toronto -Baking/cooking -Journalism (I'm a student)
10/3/2012 22:00:35 The Bearded One American Sign Language Sign Language Interpreting Role-playing Games (including Live Action RPGs aka: LARP)
10/3/2012 22:20:47 SpinelliC Scotland Animal behaviour, biology and evolution
10/4/2012 3:01:30 ceekayell Locations: City of Bath, UK Subjects: Medicine, DC Comic characters, Dr Who
10/4/2012 3:16:59 nycelle Ireland, living in Ireland, visiting Ireland, studying in Ireland, especially Dublin but also other regions. Hillwalking in Ireland, driving in Ireland. Bereavement, losing a parent, losing a parent while at university. Stepfamilies Panic and anxiety disorder (personal experience, not professional!) Interrailing, travel within Europe Literature (Masters' degree)
10/4/2012 6:02:03 ChingChuan Playing the harp - >12 years experience Pencak Silat (general knowledge about martial arts) Medicine (5th year med student - in the Netherlands, med school takes 6 years) Euthanasia/palliative care etc. Christianity The Netherlands (generally stuff, what it's like to live there etc - I don't live in Amsterdam so I can't answer specific questions about that :) )
10/4/2012 8:14:14 MacA Physics Astronomy
10/4/2012 8:48:46 Fez Conditions for troops and warfare in WWI (from English side), Irish and English (especially fenland) folklore, traditional customs and superstitions, Arts and publishing (the process of publishing, putting together and pitching books, namely illustrated and comic books), Modern and near-future developments in technology, namely humanoid and companion robots and artificial limbs, and other 'helpful living' technological developments
10/4/2012 9:14:16 Station Agent UK immigration
10/4/2012 9:15:59 Stinula Classical music, especially string instruments.
10/4/2012 9:33:18 Falcon21893 New York City, New York City private schools, ballet (training and a little company life), photography (film and digital)
10/4/2012 9:50:27 nycvalentine I live in New York City so I can answer any and all questions about living in, working in, etc re: the city. Also, I am a lawyer, so I can answer legal questions.
10/4/2012 9:59:22 Byronicwoman Albuquerque New Mexico Paralegal profession Wedding/events industry Tea
10/4/2012 10:13:37 artzydancer234 I am knowledgeable about dragons, dance, and kids.
10/4/2012 11:25:08 Metamorphize I've already filled this out, but I forgot to mention that I'm also a crafter. Ceramics, beading, wire crimping, sewing... There's probably some I am not thinking of at the moment.
10/4/2012 12:23:46 leftygirl221 Gymnastics, knitting, Cincinnati OH,
10/4/2012 18:21:02 swallowfeather France (central region & Alps region, especially Grenoble and St. Etienne). I grew up there. Organic gardening & small farming. I know the daily & seasonal tasks on a small, diverse farm, including dealing with vegetables, small livestock, & fruit trees, as well as other self-sufficiency tasks like cutting firewood, etc. I have enough of an understanding of the rhythms & the reasons for what farmers do to extrapolate to basic details of farm life in other eras. Evangelical Christianity, especially Bible churches. If you want to set something in a Bible church, especially in Texas, I can help you. Evangelical Christian missionaries. Anything you want to know on this, I can help you out. I like to think I have as objective a point of view on this as anyone you're going to meet; anyway, I'll give you real details, not opinion. My parents were missionaries and at one time I was studying to be one. Christian communes. Not cults, communes. A little-known yet very interesting setting; if you care to try it, I can tell you what it's like.
10/4/2012 18:24:39 MrsX Edo period Japan, Samurai culture, general car insurance.
10/4/2012 21:36:35 Emilie_Hardie International Relations (particularly with regards to Australia), Australian geography, Australian culture, Australian history, Australian politics, French history, economics, Australian legal system, the Australian Capital Territory, military strategy, security studies
10/5/2012 3:25:35 Kaleidoscop27 Living in England - especially London and Manchester Being a tourist in the USA Working on a USA summer camp (as an international staff member) Laser eye surgery The British education system
10/5/2012 8:17:24 KylieSmiley Teaching (Secondary Ed) Celiac disease/gluten intolerance Dreams Lucid dreaming Modern slavery African geography
10/5/2012 11:32:31 E.Davis.Brown Horses/Horseback Riding Psychology Anthropology Canada
10/5/2012 11:56:47 gyrus Languages: French, German, Japanese, and Esperanto. Linguistics. Vocaloid and UTAU.
10/5/2012 12:14:47 AnneVR Locations: Århus, Denmark - a lot (hometown) Copenhagen, Denmark - also quite a lot, but depending on the actual location Topics: Stuff related to Denmark (school system, political system, infrastructure, language...) Software development Being a roleplayer Having kids (girls) below the age of 9 Coaching (= the conversational technique for helping people solve their problems, not coaching sports) Being a woman in a male dominated workplace/hobby/sport/group of friends/whatever Coping with stress (from a personal experience)
10/5/2012 12:37:31 Pippi Pocatello area, Idaho in general, theatre, dance (especially modern dance)
10/5/2012 13:45:23 E.Davis.Brown Piano Playing/Reading music Asexuality (the orientation, not the method of reproduction)
10/5/2012 21:45:19 littlestnewt Penetanguishene, Ontario (/north-central Ontario in general) War of 1812 re-enacting (British side) Flute - modern and historical technique/instruments
10/6/2012 1:28:58 GinnieHazel Rugby (The Place) - I lived there for the first 22 years of my life and I go there every other weekend so I'm able to take pictures and find out what I don't already know. It's a good example of a well connected English city in the Midlands and has a lot of interesting history. Asperger's Syndrome - I've suffered from this my whole life and coped with the problems it presented by researching and learning about my condition. I'm a third generation sufferer and it's still in the family. Depression and the treatment thereof in the UK - From life experience and research. Sociopathy/Psychopathy - From research for a project I was working on. Prostitution in England - Again, from research and talking to practitioners. Fancy rats and pet rats - There keeping, rearing, handling and health problems. My mum is a rat owner and breeder and currently has 60 or so. She's rattycorner on line.
10/6/2012 2:32:25 MaxHallam Fencing (the sport) Parts of a sword Types of sword
10/6/2012 7:55:16 somuchforendings Wildlife/ecology/plants/nature Dogs Competitive swimming US travel (particularly road trips) DC Metro Area Virginia Burlington, VT/Vermont in general Small town Central Pennsylvania
10/6/2012 8:14:32 Syderia Information security France French engineering schools
10/6/2012 9:11:47 ClockworkDragonfly Leather Working: nearly everything about it, as this is my profession Blacksmithing: with traditional, pre-industrial tools and improvised tools Bladesmithing: with traditional, pre-industrial tools Brass Casting: with traditional, pre-industrial tools Historical Body Armour (Primarily Medieval): making it, wearing it, fighting in it Traditional Archery: shooting, teaching, making bows, making/fletching arrows, string making, making assorted other gear Historical Western Martial Arts: primarily with a focus on sword use in the west Renaissance and earlier (I teach this, primarily for stage, but also for historical study)
10/6/2012 12:08:09 Silat Student Martial Arts (Silat, Tae Kwon Do, Karate, Jujitsu, Systema, WWII Combatives, Military Combatives) Tactical Shooting Basic Firearms Safety and Knowledge Massage Therapy
10/6/2012 15:20:28 brides_koneko this is in order of familiarity of subjects, pretty much. I've also included my specific credentials whether its personal experience, training or hobby. :) 1. Alternative Medicine - Energy and Therapeutic Touch: Reflexology, EFT (Emotional Freedom Technique), Reiki 1 Credentials: I've been taught as a layperson practitioner in all three modalities, my training as such is mostly in self-healing but I know the basics for teaching/helping others in a service setting under a qualified Master Teacher 2. Alternative Identity: healthy/natural multiplicity, fictionkin, soulbonding Credentials: personal experience 3. Basic Runeology(Ancient Runes divination) and Basic Cartomancy (playing card divination) Credentials: hobbyist 4. Basic Astrology & Personality Typing Methods: basic familiarity with bloodtyping, animal personality typing, and western, Chinese and native American astrology signs. Credentials: hobbyist
10/6/2012 17:44:47 dinosaurjam Theatre (acting, directing, scriptwriting, costume design and construction, and makeup are my most familiar areas; I have some knowledge about sound, lighting, and set design/construction, but not as much. I have more experience in theatre education than in working in professional theatres - though I do have thorough knowledge and experience regarding the auditioning process - and have a pretty solid knowledge of theatre history and dramatic literature.) Cooking (including following recipes to the letter, making variations on existing recipes, and just making things up without a recipe at all) Hedgehogs (the kind people keep as pets. If you have a character with a pet hedgehog, I can get you all the info you need - and probably more, haha.)
10/6/2012 20:08:39 Miyridian Being a pilot Private jets Commercial aviation
10/7/2012 0:11:16 Sforzie Hotels -- All the nitty gritty about what goes on behind the scenes.
10/7/2012 7:36:36 Ketsurui US Hotels
10/7/2012 7:50:50 Cosmic The Cat UK/British Police Procedure
10/7/2012 8:48:44 delorfinde Music (I play the violin, the flute and the piccolo and am in numerous student orchestras and bands. I know about Classical music but also about Irish and Scottish folk music.) Dance (A year and a half of Irish Dance in England - it varies regionally, you see - and I currently take ballet classes. I also help teach it to three-year-olds which is very illuminating.) Archery (I've been taking classes for six months now, sometimes as much as 4 hours per week.) The British Education System (because I'm still a part of it so I know how schools work.)
10/7/2012 11:50:17 Felluly Estonia (country); the language, culture and history. (can be useful if you need an unspecified East-European ex-soviet country) Domestic animals (mainly dogs, cats, mice, rats) - everything from health to owning them to behaviour.
10/7/2012 11:54:50 Felluly Forgot to add: Marine mammals! (from whales to seals)
10/7/2012 13:00:37 Nimue Ailinen California (I can get insanely specific about the part of the coast between San Francisco and L.A., or provide broader information about the state as a whole.) Modern American politics World War II (in particular: espionage; the French Resistance; the western front of the European theatre; the Holocaust and aftermath) International humanitarian law
10/7/2012 13:11:01 InTheNorth Sami (pre)history, indigenous religion and folklore Finnish prehistory (mostly Iron Age) and folklore (that concerns (pre)historical beliefs) Vampires in literature and folklore Gym training Personal training Group Fitness training and instructing Anorexia
10/7/2012 13:12:33 PrimordialAstronaut Libraries, the city of Atlanta, Southeastern United States, sewing and craft, steampunk, zombies
10/7/2012 15:09:57 MistressCatchUp Birmingham, England. Canterbury, England. Brighton, England. Nursing. Victorians. Edwardians. British University.
10/7/2012 16:06:39 liralen Boarding school Eating disorders Knitting LGBTQ issues The publishing industry/process Running Sexual assault Women's colleges/single-sex education
10/7/2012 17:29:07 TREvans - California, all areas - High School - Elementary School - Teaching/Tutoring - English language - Traveling (in U.S.) - Politics, theoretical foundations and historical context - Psychology, different fields, experimental techniques, behavioral studies, etc. - Music, most genres (ex. metal, death metal, etc.)
10/7/2012 17:40:19 lil87blue Locations: Specifically North Platte, Nebraksa and generally Nebraska
10/7/2012 19:37:19 chelamarie Charleston, South Carolina
10/7/2012 23:17:05 xLorix Child trafficking Child sex trafficking International human rights The backwork that goes into tracking victims/perp Domestic abuse - marital/sexual/fiscal/mental/emotional/physical/isolation/neglect Legal options within domestic abuse cases The "Deep south" part of the United States Infant and toddler development (to age 2) Teaching in a preschool Rheumatoid Arthritis Fibromyalgia
10/8/2012 4:27:55 BroadwayKhaos brain aneurysms renaissance festivals phantom of the opera broadway high school theater shakespeare
10/8/2012 8:19:01 Gadifere - the Middle Ages: specialties are: * High and late middle ages (ca. 11th-15th century) * Aristocratic culture * Magic and science in the Middle Ages * Knighthood (ca. 9th - 15th century) * Hundred Years War * Historical events in France and Burgundy. - Rabbits: behavior, care, health issues (seriously, one of my rabbits had hay fever. If rabbits can have a health issue, mine had it) - the Netherlands: history, geography, culture, language, anything. I'm a native. I can be a tour guide for: - Amsterdam - Utrecht - Living abroad: I've lived for extended periods of time in the US (New Hampshire) and in France (Bordeaux, Paris). - Archives and manuscripts: how to work with manuscripts, how they are preserved, how manuscripts look after extended periods of time, etc. - I've worked in a large archive and I'm regularly visiting several archives for my studies.
10/8/2012 9:49:27 Wheeljacked I'm a paramedic in the United States and I've been involved in emergency medicine since 2003. Anything to do with physical trauma, unexpected medical problems, or heart problems, emergency pharmacology, paramedic training, and ambulances and their operation. I also have a decent knowledge of firefighting/firefighters and their operations on medical scenes. My strongest point is trauma and cardiac problems. What it looks like, how it happens, and how it's treated.
10/8/2012 12:35:08 Seffie Physics (General!) Neuroscience (Disorders/diseases, diagnostics, imaging)
10/8/2012 17:23:14 skinnyjeansandicecream Savannah, GA Manchester, NH Bedford, NH Working in a call center
10/8/2012 17:35:51 EmpressTheodora Latin (read, translate) Ancient Greek (read, translate) Roman History Early Christian History Early Medieval History
10/8/2012 19:26:17 Winged -Kentucky -Louisville, Kentucky, and surrounding areas -Midway and Versailles, Kentucky; to a lesser degree, Frankfort and Lexington -Horses -Horse riding--including, but not limited to, hunter/jumper, dressage, show jumping, eventing, trail riding, some western stuff; I am NOT very knowledgeable about horse racing (I do know some stuff), but am knowledgeable about thoroughbreds and off-track thoroughbreds -Birds, especially parrots -Zoology -Marine biology -Big families -Blended families -Outer Banks, NC -Michigan: Thumb area and Mackinaw City and Mackinac Island -Kansas: KC area
10/8/2012 19:42:07 Southern United States paranormal hoodoo magic in general world-building food Misc. Trvia
10/8/2012 20:28:05 cianne veterinary medicine/animals gymnastics, elite youth sports cold ugly northern ontario winters!
10/9/2012 6:08:51 Zoni Being a translator Big-box retail Retail management Autism Being homeless Dream interpretation Animals (in general, sharks and cats very specifically) Being an artist Victorian England Sherlock Holmes Traveling (both domestically and internationally) Moving cross-country Spousal abuse Having children Asthma Injuries Ohio Kansas North Carolina Long Distance Relationships LGBTQ issues Gender issues Furries Japanese animation (fandoms, fans and conventions) Pregnancy Feudal Japan Living with disabilities
10/9/2012 9:28:47 Medicalex --medicine, emergency medicine (ER and ambulance) in particular --the city of Boston --to some degree police work --keeping pet rats
10/9/2012 10:54:13 lfahy Irish folklore, folktales and fairies (not the winged Disney type but the traditional Irish fairy, which is far from cute and cuddly)
10/9/2012 12:13:05 lil87blue Hotels. I worked front desk for three years at a hotel and I know most of the ins and outs of the business
10/9/2012 13:14:05 MoonShoesPotter Massachusetts Baseball Ballet
10/9/2012 14:26:24 McTernell Alcohol, mixology Contemporary fashion French culture, history and literature French language Film history
10/9/2012 17:02:41 RobotEyes Seattle/surrounding suburbs Really bizarre injuries (if anyone is looking to injure a character's knee, wrist, ankle, shoulder, elbow, nose, knuckle, foot, those areas are my specialties) Making coffee Random information about tea Living with a host family (specifically in Japan) Transitioning from homeschool to public school
10/9/2012 22:05:25 MsJessica Judaism - religion, history, culture, denominations, etc Working for a non-profit organization New York City (Manhattan) Chicago (the city and close suburbs) Rural Illinois/Midwest Immigrating to America as a child Dealing with immigration (government agency) Getting married young Being married while in graduate school Having small birds as pets Natural ways to promote getting pregnant
10/9/2012 23:18:26 shatteredworld Asthma (esp. in teens)
10/10/2012 8:15:33 agentt006 High school, Christian life, summer camps
10/10/2012 12:16:56 writing under the stars Bristol, England. In particular the town centre and surrounding area, and a small outskirts area called Lawrence Weston. The harbour side and near the train station. The University of Greenwich, both Maritime and Avery Hill campuses. Living with a disabled parent/having a parent with Parkinsons Disease
10/10/2012 13:58:26 Andalee High school Alabama camping Car travel cross-country Modern dance Dance Space Camp Teenagers Having a younger sister
10/10/2012 15:03:01 Bento_Box Tolkien (anything from the Hobbit and the Silmarillion to Elven and the music in the movies/musical but not too much about his actual life) Flute (normal, alto, bass)/Piccolo/Orchestras (musical pits, symphonies, ballet pits) Seattle, WA, USA D&D 3.0/3.5 (and a little 4.0) Doctor Who (TV series from 2005 on)
10/10/2012 16:05:32 RedAutumn Familiar with many parts of Washington State Living in Seattle since 1984
10/11/2012 8:24:39 TheresaV Charlottesville, VA- Live there now 2 years Harrisonburg, VA- Lived there in the past 8+ years Northern VA (NoVA)- Lived there in the past 15+ years Divorce/Custody/Support laws in VA (I am a paralegal in this field)
10/11/2012 8:28:55 shockwavesyndrome I used to work as a tour guide at an underground bunker, CFS Carp, or more commonly known as the Diefenbunker. It was Canada's primary emergency fallout shelter for top government and military during the Cold War. I know a lot about that location in general, as well as Canadian civil defence during the Cold War, and I can help anyone looking to portray bunkers and/or fallout shelters in a realistic manner.
10/11/2012 11:44:31 mathx314 Being male-to-female transgender in grad school Being a grad student Many (not all) subjects in electrical engineering, physics, and math
10/11/2012 13:30:54 Chelle-Lynn Medicine (both diseases and how clinics and hospitals work behind the scenes) Charlottesville,VA (smallish college town) Colorado (specifically Denver and Colorado Springs) Military Kids
10/11/2012 18:09:38 iMaxRex LDS/Mormonism Opera/Vocal Performance Piano Crochet Sewing/Seamstress/Costuming Baking/Cakes New York City Austin Texas PolyCystic Ovarian Disease (PCOD/PCOS) Dieting/Weight Loss
10/11/2012 20:06:57 moderndancemama dance (ballet, modern) - teaching, performing, administering knitting sewing corset-making parenting babies & toddlers
10/12/2012 5:30:44 noturcupoftea - backpacking (I've been backpacking each and every summer for the past 5 years, mainly across Europe and South America. I know loads about hostels, public transports, backpacking tips etc.) - Ljubljana (and Slovenia in general) - running a half-marathon - snowboarding (and being a snowboarding instructor) - working as a museum tour guide - being a student
10/12/2012 9:06:39 erica in the novel linguistics, Swedish forests, international folk dancing, the island of Cyprus, teaching ESL/EFL, Los Angeles and Orange Counties in California during the 60's though the 80's, university education during the 70's through early 90's, ...
10/12/2012 10:42:49 MusicalMe Music- especially classical, folk, religious Piano Choir - participating and directing Texas Homeschool Religion - mainly Christianity, and the various denominations therein. I used to belong to a very conservative denomination and now belong to a very liberal denomination. Online dating
10/12/2012 19:26:20 chapeau Atlanta, Georgia Georgia French Revolution French history French language 1820s and 1830s French culture and politics Music (flute, piano, theory, marching band, composition) Synesthesia (any type) Film music (such as Hans Zimmer, Danny Elfman, etc.)
10/13/2012 0:05:17 Datista Service dogs, owner-training service dogs, USA laws on service dogs, dog training, temperament testing, aptitude testing dogs for jobs, obedience ring rules, living with an invisible disability, microbiology, eukaryotic cell culture procedure, photography, hunting (large and small game), bird dogs, English Setters, fresh water fishing,
10/13/2012 6:52:55 holy_shiitake Horses Ham radio Key West Provincetown, MA PTSD Cancer ...Did I mention ham radio?
10/13/2012 10:47:21 Icy Butler Film-making
10/13/2012 19:16:03 Pandah Rats Freshwater Aquariums Tarot
10/13/2012 23:36:31 doc_sk Locations * Utah * Vancouver, British Columbia Subjects * Chinese Language (Cantonese and Mandarin) * The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints (Mormons) * New Testament & Old Testament * World War I * Education
10/14/2012 4:21:28 Zirenda Politics International Relations History from 18th century to 21st century Chinese contemporary history, society and culture Snooker and billiards Chess Ice-hockey Everything about Finland Mushrooms Video Games
10/14/2012 15:11:13 Jessica888 Canada England Living abroad Dual citizenship Pregnancy/children University/college Social work Office work Retail Asthma Idiopathic Intracranial Hypertension (neurological disorder)
10/15/2012 18:44:58 Custode del Fratello US federal law US agency procedure, government contracts, fiscal litigation government contractors, aerospace industry commercial contracts, contract law, contract litigation space exploration, space science history of space travel history of the Internet modern European history history of armed conflict, WWI interwar / postwar literature and poetry German language German to English translation rules of baseball baseball statistics history of Baltimore Orioles New Jersey (central, shore)
10/15/2012 20:48:34 WindAndFire Taekwondo (training and teaching) Working with kids and teenagers Working out Bipolar disorder Self-injury Getting piercings/tattoos Living with multiple martial artists
10/15/2012 22:52:37 caraginter The Titanic (Ship/Shipwreck) The Empress of Ireland (Ship/Shipwreck) 1900-1919 (years) Europe & North America Winnipeg, MB (Canada) Working in a Bookstore
10/16/2012 9:50:36 Amethystasheryn Blindness (especially total or very nearly total): accessibility, misconceptions, anecdotes Radio dramas (especially OTR and British) Sound design
10/16/2012 14:01:46 MsMotty Ancient Egypt British Culture and regional differences Cancer (diagnosis and treatments) Strokes (causes, diagnosis, recovery and prevention/treatment) Dogs (health conditions, positive training methods) Horses (care, riding) Ancient mythology
10/16/2012 20:17:26 Lady Browncoat Teaching/School, 10-11 year olds in US. American Sign Language. Hockey. Titanic. Imperial Russia. Prohibition/1920s. Massachusetts.
10/16/2012 20:19:27 Lady Browncoat (Additional!) Cape Cod (as a Tour Guide).
10/16/2012 20:34:23 FSkornia I'm a librarian, so even if I don't know something, I can most likely find the answer. Primary areas of expertise: History - European, US, 19th century, Industrial Revolution, Japanese Information science and librarianship Fantasy & Science Fiction tropes
10/16/2012 23:58:13 Daria Freeman Supernatural Country music (1993 to present) Mythology Philosophy Paradoxes
10/17/2012 3:03:41 Becisvolatile Navy and military life (Australian) I am a current serving member with a working knowledge of most aspects of life at sea.
10/17/2012 18:38:13 DrDNA I am a biology professor with a PhD in developmental genetics, so here's what I know a lot about: Genetics Developmental Biology Biochemistry Molecular Biology Reproductive technologies Evolution
10/17/2012 20:31:18 downhillniki Gardening Botany Horticulture
10/17/2012 20:50:35 isabasil The late Victorian era in the US & London. (1870-1901) The Edwardian era in the US. Working in nightclubs and the nightlife industry.
10/17/2012 20:54:58 Kerio I am a family medicine physician in a small town I live in South Dakota I have been an EMT and volunteer firefighter Had a summer job working with raptors (eagles, hawks, owls, etc)
10/18/2012 1:16:07 Emsaidso Istanbul, and Turkey, Ottoman history Equestrian sports, dressage Bipolar and Anxiety Disorders Macs (since 1987)
10/18/2012 3:10:19 Anshin otherkin/therianthropy/nonhuman identity non-traumatic plurality/gateway systems being genderqueer/genderfluid/transgender BDSM Arkansas River Valley Russellville, AR Conway, AR University of Central Arkansas being queer in a Southern small town
10/18/2012 11:18:08 icewillfreezeyou Horses, horseback riding, anything to do with equines. Any questions about hair, hair dye, growth, cosmetology questions. Christianity.
10/18/2012 15:55:50 CorraSen I live in Kent, Ohio and go to Kent State University; I am knowledgable about both. I was also homeschooled all the way through!
10/18/2012 17:22:59 Plathimon Contemporary circus Cirque du Soleil Roman circuses (chariot racing) Assassination of Archduke Ferdinand French language Spanish language French history
10/18/2012 22:53:52 SethHarris Chemistry (general and organic), especially how labs work including all the equipment Psychology, how experiments are done...methods and different theories Florida, Caribbean area Some biological processes, might be helpful for sci-fi Classic literature
10/19/2012 4:51:38 BuddhistOnABus Buddhism Deaf education in the UK Education in general in the UK
10/19/2012 13:44:32 thinkc Law Criminal Law Courts Martial Arts (tae kwon do, kung fu) Oklahoma Stillwater, OK College towns
10/19/2012 22:59:45 AndreaHarper Auburn, California (which includes the Foresthill Bridge. The one that movies keep throwing cars off of.) Crafting, specifically sewing, knitting, crochet, spinning, weaving, embroidery, pattern drafting, costuming, dying and embellishment. How to run a costume shop for a large stage production. 1800's fashion from France, England, and America Production of textiles (what goes into them, how they're made, what sort of finishes can be applied and what they do, different weaves and fibers, etc.) Linguistics, specifically the structure of languages. I can do basic translation in French and Spanish as well, but it's not my focus (or my major) Odd folklore, from all over the world, and how specific themes show up in places unconnected by either trade or culture.
10/20/2012 2:45:30 caiknbake string instruments, especially of the violin family orchestral musicianship
10/20/2012 8:01:07 kalynn Veterinary Medicine Cats Wildlife Rehabilitation Evolutionary Biology Victorian Literature
10/20/2012 12:55:06 Catherine Crowley Locations: Rio de Janeiro (Brazil), Elche (Spain) Topics: Astrology basics (birth chart and etc), palm reading, basic tarot reading, moving across the ocean (from Brazil to Spain), Portuguese...
10/20/2012 19:02:18 guardianterra -Pawn Broker -College/ High School theatre -Anime Conventions(Working and Attending) -Lincoln NE -Black powder Guns -Japan(Osaka-Kobe)
10/21/2012 5:18:59 everybreathwedrew Linguistics Mental inpatient facilities Group/One-on-One therapy Medications for depression & anxiety
10/21/2012 5:33:42 everybreathwedrew The Manson murders Phoenix/West Valley Arizona
10/21/2012 8:48:35 Squiddish Knitting Jeeps The Bible Libertarianism Psychology (Specifically sociopaths/psychopaths) Autism -- Aspergers Syndrome Nannying Poisons Squids Baking Sewing Backpacking / Hiking Chicago & its suburbs
10/21/2012 12:30:13 Folen Environment - Forest: mainly temperate forests (master student forest and nature conservation) - Ecology
10/21/2012 12:57:35 doctorbob Medicine Emergency Medicine Military Medicine Trauma Injury patterns Medical School etc. etc. etc.
10/21/2012 14:22:22 itsasiriusriot Locations- Northern Ireland Sports- Football (of the round ball, British variety) Sports - Sailing
10/21/2012 16:38:21 Rory Granger School - Private school in Chile (life as a student) School - Med school in Chile (life as a student/intern, how it works) Girl Guides and Boy Scouts in Chile (how it works)
10/21/2012 16:55:50 Virginia White Teaching English (20 years: high school and college) Happy marriage (38 years) Travel (have been to 49 states, 20 foreign countries) [particularly familiar with PA, ME, ID, CO, FL, CA] Languages (speak/read/write German, French, Spanish, and am learning Italian) Growing up in a military family Growing up with an alcoholic dad Fundamental Christianity Books, books, books--reading for 50+ years (literature and not-so-literature)
10/21/2012 17:27:59 ketchup-and-dragons Horses: mostly breeds, temperaments, and anatomy. Also, I'm very good with how horses think. Animals and how they think (predator/prey, fight-or-flight, reasoning, etc.) and a few training tips. Northern New Mexico: I grew up in Grants, a high-mountain desert area: forests, animals, mountains, hiking, malpais, Native Americans and their reservations, and my Dad knows even more about the Navajo, Acoma, and Laguna people. I also know a few veterinary tricks, as I plan to become a vet and spent most of the last two years working at both an inner-city clinic and a rural clinic. Along with the veterinary clinic, I spent some volunteer time at the local hospital, so I know a few tricks from the nurses there, too (i.e. procedures concerning IVs, O2 levels, XRay, etc.).
10/21/2012 20:02:41 BarefootBetsy Childbirth - At home and in the hospital Cooking - without using recipes Drugs - Sociology and psychology of drug use Education - Being homeschooled History - War on Drugs Jobs - Proof operator (encoding checks at a bank) Learning types - Hyperlexia Lifestyle - Barefooting (7 years) Medical conditions - Prosopagnosia (Face Blindness) Medical conditions - Phimosis (tight foreskin) Medicine - Circumcision, both male and female Music - Big Band Jazz Music - College major Music - High school band (every band class available for four years of high school) Music - Playing multiple instruments Music - Theory Psychology - Alexithymia (unable to specifically identify or put words to one's emotions) Psychology - Asperger's Syndrome in females
10/22/2012 0:06:36 Raven_Agbisit Cystic Fibrosis Hospital Stays (multiple day) Harry Potter
10/22/2012 8:33:13 borjiz basque country, bizkaia, bilbao; malawi, chewa people; spain, north of spain; mountain tracking; bioclimatic architecture, vernacular architecture; low-tech/appropriate technologies; enneagram, NLP, family constelations, systems theory.
10/22/2012 8:34:01 Brightbear Human anatomy bone structure and evolution marsupials (including kangaroos, koalas etc).
10/22/2012 11:41:19 EinnaD Alternative lifestyles - BDSM Psychology - Aspergers Syndrome Psychology - Depression Psychology - Anxiety Dissorder Psychology - Post Traumatic Stress Disorder Psychology - Post-crime psychology - Physical assault Psychology - Post-crime psychology - Harassment/stalking Psychology - Post-crime psychology - Sexual assault Psychology - Post-crime psychology - Rape Psychology - Post-crime psychology - Child abuse Crafts - Knitting Crafts - Crochet Crafts - General Religion - Wicca Religion - Witchcraft (general eclectic) Parenthood - Boys birth-4 years
10/22/2012 12:21:20 sarmarboo Relationships - Stepfamilies Location - Seattle, WA (also Western Washington in general) Preparedness - "Prepping" / Survivalism
10/22/2012 16:44:20 Qynce B. Chumley Fandom - LOST Religion - Jehovah's Witness' Astronomy/Culture (I don't know which one this would fall under?) - The Pluto Controversy
10/22/2012 19:55:49 twaltzing Chinese language and culture Music: dulcimer, harp Foreign language teaching and language acquisition Linguistics Dialects, phonetics, etc.
10/22/2012 23:04:06 Fruity Religion - Catholicism Religion - Ecumenism Sexuality - Theology of the Body Locations - Australia
10/22/2012 23:58:19 forward_ho dogs cocktails/bartending mental illness gender theory feminism LGBT community transgender community
10/23/2012 5:23:53 garretwriter Technical writing, software, programmable logic controllers, paralegalism, litigation, contracts, corporate law, getting and having an MBA, getting and having a BA in English, finance, investing, the stock market, working in a large city, consulting, astrology, Houston, Asheville, Eastern Tennessee, Augusta, business process improvement (business reengineering), buying a house, selling a house, landscaping, owning a home as a single woman, being childless, being divorced, dogs, being Episcopalian, being a nun, being Lutheran, going on a private retreat, being the child of an alcoholic, being the wife of an alcoholic, the Blue Ridge Parkway, the Appalachian trail, hiking in the mountains
10/23/2012 6:46:24 EdwardConway Norse mythology (and modern religions based on it) Being an exchange student (in Germany) The Navajo Reservation/Painted Desert/Grand Canyon areas of Arizona running a hotel working in a bookstore
10/23/2012 8:21:58 amandaherron Photography (5 years photojournalism, portraits, events, headshots, digital and film (self-developing in a darkroom) Journalism - Daily newspaper, small weekly papers, local magazines (design, getting stories, layout, editing, running the staff, staff drama, etc.) Public education high school and middle school (taught Reading, English, Lit, ACT Prep) Gangs in public schools Cancer - melanoma (my dad's experience) Appalachia Disability (Dad's loss of and amputation of one arm, gradual loss of the other) Doomsday Prepping/Homesteading North East Georgia North East Louisiana West Tennessee EHR/EMR (Electronic Health/Medical Record) - These are the programs docs/nurses use to do everything from admit you to the hospital, take/record vitals during your stay, order meds, discharge you, etc. Chicken farming (in a long chicken house for eggs, hens, or raising chicks to pullets) Raising hogs (for family use, not commercial) Small-scale cattle farming
10/23/2012 12:17:36 Nienna Speech and Language Therapy Communication Scotland
10/23/2012 13:59:00 atlantisflygirl Locations - Boston, MA; Massachusetts in general; Miami, FL Science - epidemiology, biostatistics, public health Jobs - College administration, dog walker, opera singer Education - Master's of Public Health, Bachelor's and Master's in music/vocal performance Arts - classical music, opera, art song Animals - pugs Hobbies - cooking, hiking/backpacking, kayaking, car camping
10/23/2012 16:22:22 Literary_Ditch Science (particularly chemistry, dabblings into biology and physics). My hand-waves exhibit particle-like properties, put it that way.
10/23/2012 17:55:01 DragonGirl11 Religion - Christianity Locations - Canada, especially small towns and costal regions. (living in)
10/23/2012 19:31:56 mabanero_pepper religion: atheism/secular humanism religion: Jehovah's Witnesses Hobbies: crochet Education: early childhood, preschool
10/23/2012 21:53:13 TREvans *I've already submitted a form, but this is a more complete list of the areas where I would be most knowledgeable. :)* Psychology -- General Scope, based on an undergraduate course Family -- Living with multiple siblings Family -- Being an eldest child Family -- Living in a large family Family -- Being a girl in a line of older boys Family -- Favoritism and Parental Bias Family -- Extended Family Issues Religion/Spirituality -- Apostolic Pentecostal Christianity Religion/Spirituality -- Being raised in church Religion/Spirituality -- Politics of Church Officials Religion/Spirituality -- Common Biases and Prejudices in Church Locations -- California (Northern) Locations -- California (Bay Area) Locations -- California (Central Valley) Locations -- California (Fresno Area) School -- US Schooling System School -- College Searching for High Schoolers School -- Tutoring (Elementary and HS) School -- Teacher Assisting (in HS) School -- (being) Homeschooled, traditionally School -- (being) Homeschooled, virtually/online School -- Bullying School -- Favoritism and Teacher Bias School -- Cliques and Groups Relationships -- Online Relationships Friends -- Differing Religious Beliefs Friends -- Dealing with Other’s Broken Hearts Friends -- Long-Time Crushes Friends -- Rivaling Best Friends Friends -- Being in a Middle-Man Position Friends -- Avoiding/Overcoming Peer Pressure Languages -- Learning Spanish Languages -- Speaking Spanish Languages -- Formal v. Informal Spanish Phrases Languages -- Basic Italian Languages -- English as a Second Language (from Spanish to English, esp.) History -- US History History -- Colonial America History -- Freemasonry History -- The (Bavarian) Illuminati Literature -- American Literature Literature -- Young Adult Fiction Literature -- Girls' Fiction General -- Being a Female General -- Gender Expectations General -- Living in the US General -- Being Black/African-American
10/23/2012 22:54:10 Ink and Crossbones History - The Prohibition Era/20s Cross Country Running/Competitive Running Seahorses Volunteering at animal shelters Cryptography Twins - I have a twin sister High School Teachers Babysitting
10/23/2012 22:55:39 Ink and Crossbones History - The Prohibition Era/20s Cross Country Running/Competitive Running Seahorses Volunteering at animal shelters Cryptography Twins - I have a twin sister High School Teachers Babysitting Sexuality - lesbianism/LGBT, being Girl Scouts Mock Trial Speech and Debate
10/24/2012 0:10:20 CopperStone Medieval Illumination Graphic Design Art History Life in Sydney
10/24/2012 3:28:22 blueytheredler Westminster Parliamentary procedure & system of government (includes many major world parliaments, though not the USA)
10/24/2012 3:45:51 bloodonmytypewriterkeys Locations - Australia, especially south-east Queensland and the Kimberly. (Personal experience). Sexuality - BDSM and other kinks; pansexual (being) History - gay and arguably gay influential men in western history Fandom - Supernatural, Doctor Who, Sherlock School - Being bullied Teenagers - Being bullied Relationships - Casual sex partners, i.e. friends with benefits, without the friendship Music - learning to play violin, guitar, drums or piano.
10/24/2012 3:48:17 bloodonmytypewriterkeys Language - creating/speaking/writing a fictional language World building - mapping, history, languages, animals, fashion and all the other wonderful parts of fantasy world building
10/24/2012 6:07:05 khascat ballroom dancing elevators sewing cross-stitch crochet singing piano electrical engineering hybrid cars new york/new jersey
10/24/2012 7:12:51 Beato Location: Poland Language: Polish Subject: bilingualism Subject: translation, translation tools Sports: running
10/24/2012 7:41:31 badpoppet Psychology - Abnormal Psychology Psychology - Investigative Psychology / Profiling Crime - Criminology (I'm a Psychology/Sociology (Criminology) double major, and I have a bit of a love affair going with John Douglas.) Jobs (maybe should be hobbies or unusual jobs?) - Burlesque Dancer
10/24/2012 9:43:30 AccoSpoot Art - Critical Analysis and Aesthetics. Location - Norfolk, UK
10/24/2012 10:50:07 Jodie N Locations - Vancouver, BC
10/24/2012 11:46:49 AtHomeinDarkness Dairy goats Geriatric mental health specialist Washington State mental health system in the late 1980's to mid 1990's Growing up in the Middle East 1975-1979/being a US citizen overseas in the late 1970's to early 1980's Being educated overseas Being a pagan Native American spirituality Native American history Satanism
10/24/2012 12:14:21 caitlingd teenage pregnancy suicide/depression weed/coke/pill abuse alcoholism
10/24/2012 12:30:26 utoxin Amateur Radio (aka Ham Radio) Computer Programming Sanpete County, Utah Utah County, Utah
10/24/2012 13:08:00 abbeyinc Seattle, WA Anchorage, AK Resin Casting Silver smithing Trains
10/24/2012 14:02:39 nadica Locations - Latvia Locations - Riga Locations - Baltic states Locations - Moscow Locations - Russia Languages - Russian Travel - visas Travel - tickets, hotel reservation
10/24/2012 14:23:13 BlueAfrica Fandom - Artemis Fowl Literature - Jane Austen Locations - Michigan (more specifically southeastern Michigan) Religion - Catholicism Science - Basic botany
10/24/2012 16:23:43 EsmeRose Rats! I raise them, foster them, rescue them. I have several years of experience with them, from infancy to extreme age (which happens to be three years), their health, habits, responses, personalities, intelligence, communication and emotions. Yes, they have them. I'm happy to answer any questions.
10/24/2012 16:58:07 Elisha Colter Medieval culture (particularly art and architecture) Traveler culture in the US (modern hobos, hitchhiking, busking, etc) Atheism
10/24/2012 18:35:51 MurderDeathKill Military -- Air Force Careers -- Pilot
10/24/2012 21:56:11 hollimichele Clothing- historical and vintage (I sell vintage clothes for a living. I'm very knowledgeable on 20thc women's clothing, decent at 19thc, and have the general outlines of most earlier stuff.)
10/24/2012 22:55:27 Saito S. Fandom - Star Trek Locations - San Francisco Bay Area, California Transportation - Public Transit (planning, operations, & vehicle types, as well as getting around on it instead of owning a car) TV Shows - Star Trek (this probably won't be useful to anyone, but you never know! Mainly the three 24th century shows.) Video Games - games, hardware, industry (mainly console games from the '90's and early-mid 2000's)
10/24/2012 22:55:28 KayceeRonin Irish Dance Cincinnati, Ohio U.S. Presidential History Titanic (the ship, not necessarily the movie) Theme parks and/or working in theme parks the Catholic Church
10/25/2012 5:45:21 Spacebabe * Sweden - social life, language, beliefs, values, schools, workplace, pretty much anything since I've spent 30+ years here * Automotive tech - anything to do with the inner workings of a vehicle and its design & development * Sensor tech - lots of knowledge about different ways and methods to measure things (cameras, lasers, radars, pressure sensors, temp sensors, chemical sensors, etc.) * Being in therapy - I'll be happy to share what it's like to be in therapy * Continental relocation - been bouncing back and forth between Europe and the US a few times so I have some input on what that's like
10/25/2012 8:16:01 agoonia1 History and culture of Poland Digital art
10/25/2012 11:24:21 kogoeruyoru Los Angeles: I moved here several years ago from Louisiana, so I provide a perspective from a non-Californian. French: Though "expert" is kind of an overstatement, I've studied it for seventeen years and love it so. I'm capable of providing translations to and fro as well as explaining grammatical concepts concerning both English and French. Marijuana culture and legislature: Working as a journalist, I've covered the evolution of marijuana policy for several years and find myself constantly surrounded in its culture. Weather: Though I have no formal training in meteorology, I've chased the rain my entire life and analyze southern California weather trends for syndicated news.
10/25/2012 12:28:29 Skid British Columbia's Lighthouses (Modern, lived there) Bicycles Long Distance Bicycle Touring (Self-supported, transcontinental) Survival Camping
10/25/2012 16:34:30 keriamon Medieval European history, culture, clothing (esp. 13th century) East and Middle Tennessee history, culture, dialect Vampire mythology Death and dying Many handicrafts, including beading, embroidery, sewing, knitting, weaving, etc.
10/25/2012 18:26:26 brittd3 Tennessee Doctor Who Sherlock John Green books
10/25/2012 19:51:30 Harlow Psychology - Axis II disorders (Personality disorders, Intellectual Disabilities) Education - Middle School Education System Children and Adolescent Behavior
10/25/2012 19:56:03 Harlow Video Games - Final Fantasy Series Anime - Sailormoon Series/Universe Locations - Chicago, IL
10/25/2012 21:39:59 Mincy Wilderness First Response - an advanced form of first aid tailored to wilderness situations Knitting
10/26/2012 8:36:28 EchoFyre Depression Self harm Colorado Being married Getting divorced Catholic Private school Children under 2 Pottery
10/26/2012 9:56:10 Silver_Wolfen Language - Sign language ASL ( American Sign Language) Also have knowledge of the Interpreting process. Autism
10/26/2012 11:03:35 ShevaDas Israel Orthodox Jewish Culture Judaism Hebrew
10/26/2012 11:42:05 Green-san Floristics - Flower shops, arrangements, bouquets Folklore - Swedish
10/26/2012 15:31:50 thelemonadebandit Portland, Oregon Bend, Oregon Seattle, Washington Piracy/Nautical History Fencing/Swordplay Slavery and Abolition (in US history) Human Trafficking (modern day)
10/26/2012 19:49:02 AilurophileDJ Triathlons Cycling Sport clothes Cats Deaf Culture Deafness Being a short woman Obsessive Compulsion Las Vegas Old Vegas area Video Games Video Game designing
10/27/2012 12:16:49 lyrwriter Dinosaurs
10/27/2012 15:01:30 Mcat55 Medical Condition - Cystic Fibrosis (Parent of) Teaching - High school, Special Education
10/28/2012 0:36:26 Aerlinn Japan - history, culture, language (not fluent, sadly) Okinawa - taiko, sanshin, history, language, etc. Music - piano trumpet, jazz, classical, soundtracks, pit orchestras Community newspaper - interning for one Other (and more specific) locations - Seattle, Northern Nevada (Carson/Tahoe/Reno) Baseball - SF Giants, Seattle Mariners, a little bit about everyone else
10/28/2012 2:18:24 danagrey Occult: I've studied the 72 goetic demons for a few years now. I can give details on their attributes, ranks, patronage and how many legions they govern. I can also provide information of various satanic schools of thought/sects.
10/28/2012 9:41:15 babygege7 Psychology - Anxiety disorders Psychology - severe depression Languages - Canadian French Languages - Translation English/French Culture- Bellydance
10/28/2012 19:33:36 Kmoyer ASL and Deaf Culture (I am a hearing woman married to a Deaf Man) I can give you a perspective into Deaf culture, mannerisms, character movements. I can not think like a Deaf person.
10/28/2012 20:04:40 theladyafterwards Sydney, Australia
10/28/2012 22:09:26 Snap-Tite Firearms - Handguns, rifles, machine guns, ammunition, training, tactics Aviation - History, combat, airlift, cargo, logistics, operations, aircraft types, aircraft capabilities Military History - Post 1900
10/29/2012 1:51:23 shinysparks Mudslides - Though my knowledge of the geological aspect is a bit shaky, I live beneath one, so I'm familiar with what they look like, how they behave, the warning signs, etc. Knitting - I have 10 years experience, and can knit both right and left-handed.
10/29/2012 5:08:33 GotNerd London Chemistry Dinosaurs History of Medicine British Culture University Life Sewing
10/29/2012 16:41:39 Eowyn Rose Horses
10/29/2012 17:40:58 ceej Location: London England (native resident) UK - general day to day living etc 1961- present day ( native Brit born in 1950's) UK Social Housing (ex housing manager) Support services for vulnerable adults in UK (ex regional support services manager) Medical conditions: Psoriasis & psoriatic arthritis Von Willebrands Disease Waldenstrom's Macroglobulinaemia Cancer Traumatic brain injury anterograde amnesia
10/30/2012 11:10:30 webitchtress kink sexuality fetish polyamory swinging BDSM exotic dancing horses animal care & training in general (former vet's assistant, Animal Control officer, professional trainer) southern New Mexico
10/30/2012 14:24:37 k80holland Medical Conditions - Depression, Anxiety Disorders (I have dealt with both since middle school, so for at least eight years.) Medical Conditions - Chronic Headaches (And those desperate ways to try and deal with them.) Medications and their Effects (My mother is a Registered Nurse, she also has a lot of Medical books laying around that are very helpful for when she's not home to ask.) Small Town Life, namely in Rural North Carolina/The Bible Belt (All my life guys, ask anything. And yes, it smells weird here. Also if you want to write about an obscure town that nobody's heard of, use Salemburg, NC. I can tell you seriously pretty much anything about it's history you would need. My grandmother helped with a small publication about the town so we have a copy, and our family's been in this town since people first came over on the Mayflower. Yay for land deeds.) Beach Rentals (Every year we go through this whole ordeal of renting out a different house for a week, I know all about on/off season, your usual amenities, towels in seran wrap, strangers' dishes, nosy care-takers, and the process of actually -getting- a house reserved.)
10/30/2012 16:01:56 drmab Art - Glass blowing Locations - Montreal, Quebec City, Quebec in general
10/30/2012 16:17:30 Spica Korean-Americanisms; being a child of two distinct cultures and dealing with not being automatically considered American due to nonwhiteness and dealing with being "too" American for Koreans; dealing with the constraints of a heavily Confucian culture; fluent in Korean Art school Queerness; especially dealing with my queerness while ensconced in a household/cultures that value heterosexuality and heteronormality over everything else. (Specifically, I am a pansexual and cisgender female.)
10/30/2012 18:58:52 thewriteratwork tarot (please don't put with religion/pagan as my specialty is as divination/meditation) school - seminary school - divinity religion - Christianity occupation - minister Liberation theology feminist theology Music - Christian hymns music - religious noir - literature lifestyle - Christian fundamentalist lifestyle - Christian 'birthers', 'quiverful', large families language - Biblical Hebrew language - Koine Greek
10/30/2012 19:00:59 thewriteratwork Location - Boston and Eastern MA including South Shore (but not Cape)
10/30/2012 20:04:12 t_k New Zealand (most locations)
10/31/2012 0:42:27 LFord85 Animals – Horses Animals - Dogs Animals - Cats Dog Training Dog Behavior Sports - Equestrian
10/31/2012 1:56:07 Stillalive Mental health/mental illness Graduate school (counseling/education focus) Emory University Lesbianism Sex and sexual health (straight and lesbian) Mobility aids (wheelchairs, walkers, crutches) Seizures
10/31/2012 5:28:19 Elizabeth_Sabourin Eczema (medical condition) Anxiety/Depression (from the POVs of the person going through it and a loved one) Cleaning professionally (the ins and outs of the business) Cats (the faithful servant of two) Sims (the games)
10/31/2012 9:21:54 DuckyDucky Law - U.S. Criminal Law Law - Juries Law - Evidence Law - U.S. Torts (Civil Lawsuits) Law - U.S. Constitutional Law Math - Statistics
10/31/2012 13:15:17 TortugaRachel Theater: high school and college productions (acting, directing, and stagecraft) Jobs - Retail video store; substitute teacher; office manager; online teacher; police dispatcher Medical Conditions: PCOS (Polycystic Ovarian Syndrome); adenomyosis & endometriosis (uterine conditions); Type 2 Diabetes; high blood pressure; spinal disc herniation and extrusion Psychology: depression; ADHD; OCD; cutting and other self injury; Adolescent Psychology Relationships: long term marriage Religion: Episcopalian School: academia; student teaching; graduate school; online courses; substitute teaching Sports: youth soccer; softball; Technology: educational technology Games & Gaming: MMORPGs; table top dice based gaming; board games; card games Military: US Navy F/A-18 Hornets; US Navy squadrons; US Navy training
10/31/2012 19:07:00 Ria23 Boston, MA Cambridge, MA MTF transsexuality hitchhiking UFO's
10/31/2012 19:08:04 Ria23 Boston, MA Cambridge, MA MTF transsexuality hitchhiking UFO's Forteana
10/31/2012 19:19:46 Chrno Torture. (Yeah, it may seem quite an odd subject to know a lot about, but I read a lot of books on it).
10/31/2012 19:30:53 theLiterator Location - The Arctic (I live [t]here)
10/31/2012 19:53:19 Kore-of-Myth Theatre Boston Florida Disney World (I'm a cast member) Orlando FL Florida in general Hurricanes island life Ski racing Ski instruction Fairytales Folklore Mythology Classics
10/31/2012 21:01:45 define_dancing Locations - University of North Carolina topics - horses
10/31/2012 21:56:29 Mestina Horticulture Gardening Landscaping Trees Shrubs Perennials Vegetables Herbs Annuals
10/31/2012 21:58:18 Mestina Horticulture Gardening Landscaping Trees Shrubs Perennials Vegetables Herbs Annuals Knitting Spinning yarn
10/31/2012 22:42:02 Anity horses outpatient psychiatric care (patient perspective) violin transmasculine/non gender binary people and issues feminism
11/1/2012 2:41:41 Schlyne biology tarantulas reptiles amphibians dogs orchids electrical engineering some chemistry some physics insects video games programming
11/1/2012 2:42:34 Schlyne alternative lifestyle
11/1/2012 2:47:17 Schlyne crochet Location - Chicagoland (around chicago, sections of chicago) BDSM paganism
11/1/2012 5:19:14 darkscorpia Genocides (especially Bosnia, Rwanda, Holocaust, Armenia, Sudan/Darfur, Albigensian, and Cathars) 20th Century Dictators Richmond, VA
11/1/2012 8:55:26 Merachelanne Violin - technique, performance, pedagogy Perfect pitch
11/1/2012 12:51:27 Moralis Locations: Holland (as in the Netherlands) Animals: Sheep Animals: Dogs Animals: Aquariums (sweetwater) Activities: Sheepherding Sports: Agility, dogfrisbee (dogsports in general)
11/1/2012 14:53:53 RodwenofRohan Locations- Houston, TX and the surrounding areas Waitressing - especially carhopping and barista-ing Cosplay/costume design - especially on a budget Religion - Christianity (Southern Baptist) and missionary work in the US Family - living with many siblings School - homeschool
11/1/2012 15:02:05 starlitsoul Clothing - Japanese kimono (historical through modern; construction of/wearing/social issues surrounding, etc) American college life Locations - Seattle, Washington Steampunk Human sexuality & LGBT issues
11/1/2012 16:18:54 GypsyBiscuit Irish Gaelic (language) Ireland Northern Ireland
11/1/2012 17:39:48 supaslim science- biology (eg. evolution, anatomy, physiology, ecology, etc) science- research art- ceramics art- graphic design publishing summer camp (counselor)
11/1/2012 19:13:15 Schlyne fibromyalgia - I was diagnosed in 2008 united states disability process - I have gone through the entire process for physical social security disability migraines
11/1/2012 21:12:00 thepillsburydoughgirl Oregon (Portland and surrounding suburbs, Salem, and Northern Oregon Coast) Cars and Mechanical Workings Mythology (Specifically Greek, but also Roman and Egyptian) Math (Up through Calculus) Working in a Grocery Store Cooking Sewing and Crocheting Basic Accounting Stuff Makeup
11/1/2012 21:59:51 Jenesisdark Basic cultural anthropology Hotels Gas stations Multiple Sclerosis Cats Cooking Sacramento
11/1/2012 22:19:27 silatda horses barrel racing reining Dressage horse training psychology self-injury depression borderline personality disorder
11/1/2012 23:04:35 Lady Brie theater/acting on a community level Shakespeare photography life with an infant Scotland medieval/Tudor life SCA (Society for Creative Anachronism) Worcester, Massachusetts Boston, Massachusetts English major
11/2/2012 2:11:51 The_Fillyhawk ~Horses~ Specifically I know a lot about English riding, especially hunter/jumpers (I train horses for a living) Ask me all about horse behavior, body language, tack and equipment names, horse markings, colors, breeds, etc.
11/2/2012 5:37:21 Jurgan Mathematics: General math up through Calculus and Statistics, and possibly more advanced math as well. Location: Charleston, SC Myrtle Beach, SC Rock Hill, SC
11/2/2012 8:35:55 Tree Jobs - radio DJ Relationships - polyamory/open relationships School - Catholic school School - all-girls high school