User:Heimstern Läufer

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Wilkommen bei Heimsternlä Es ist .de!

Yeah, that's what I look like. On the Great Wall, no less.

Hallo! Wie geht's Euch? Ich freue mich, daß Ihr meine Webpage besucht!

So, my name's Nat. I am 26 years old and live in California, though I'll be in China for the much of the summer.

My non-HR-related interests interests include various church-related activities, such as choir, Bible Study and outreach. I am also obsessed with classical music of all sorts, especially Haydn, Mozart, Schubert, Weber, Wagner and Mahler. I enjoy singing Schubert Lieder in my spare time. I am also fluent in German and enjoy speaking it whenever I can (as some of you may have guessed, my user name is a direct translation of the name "Homestar Runner"). Many on the Wiki believe I am German, and sometimes I wish I could tell them that I am. But it's just not the case: I was born and raised in the United States of America and have never lived in Germany.

German translation fun

"Du kannst mich nicht zerstören!"

The first person to figure out what Marshie is saying auf Deutsch and answer on my talk page wins cupcakes.

Those who have won cupcakes:
Es ist Dotcom (sechsmal)
DorischGrau (achtnmal)
E.L. Kühl
Donnervogel L17 (viermal)
Kermacher (dreimal)
Der Übersam
Irgendein Benutzername mit einem HSL Thema
Phlipp (zweimal)

Opera Quote

This contest is much Like Trey56's NES endings contest. I will post a quote from an opera and a question that relates the opera to H*R. Your task is to identify the opera and answer the question on my talk page. Ready? Go!

"Quant au douanier, quant au douanier, c'est notre affaire!
Tout comme un autre, il aime à plaire,
il aime à plaire, il aime à faire le galant;
ah! Laissez-nous passer en avant!"

Question: Where in H*R can one find the name of the opera written?

Previous winners: Trey56 (twice), Qermaq, Loafing, Has Matt?, The Commander IN COMMAND

My history with H*R and the Wiki

I first discovered in March 2003 when I saw a couple of friends of mine watching various Strong Bad Emails (at the time, the show was the new Email). I remember laughing really hard at japanese cartoon: I used to have a roommate who liked anime and so the parody of the clichés resonated well with me. After a couple of weeks, I went back and watched all the Strong Bad emails to that date (this time, it was spring cleaning that made me just about fall out of my chair). That summer, I introduced it to my entire family and hooked all three of my sisters (who often try very hard not to like anything that I like).

I first encountered the Wiki sometime in 2004 or 2005 (I believe I followed a link from Wikipedia), but I didn't become a regular user until summer of 2005. At that time, I discovered all the awesome things on the Wiki. I first registered sometime around 23 August 2005 because I wanted to vote on STUFF. For over a month, I remained a redlinked user and only voted in STUFF and occasionally corrected spelling or grammar (albeit anonymously). On 6 October 2005 I finally made a user page and was greeted shortly thereafter by AbdiViklas (back when he was called "notstrongorbad") and It's dot com, who remain two of my favorite users. As I had no concept of such things as the recent changes page at the time, I was surprised to see that I had been noticed me at all! This was when I began to contribute to the wiki. At first, it was just a little bit here and there, but eventually I became a very active user. I must have done something right, because I was made a sysop on 7 March 2006.

My Wikitivities


SADDY DUMPINGTON: Some troll decided to celebrate New Year's Day 2006 by vandalizing my user space, and since then it's been vandalized twenty-two times! Isn't that great?!

I enjoy making sure that the Wiki remains free of defacements and poor edits, and am to that end a member of the Recent Changes Patrol. I've reverted many a vandal edit in my day and have blocked several (or, in my pre-sysop days, informed sysops of them). My most memorable experience fighting vandals occurred when Lapper, Some HSR themed username and I stayed up into the wee hours of the morning of 28 January 2006 stopping an annoying group of sockpuppets.

What else do I do here on the Wiki, you ask? Or maybe you don't ask, but I'm still going to tell you. I vote on STUFF and correct bad spelling and punctuation (some of you should really watch local news again: Ohh, if-you-want-it-to-be-possessive-it's-just-I-T-S. But-if-it's-supposed-to-be-a-contraction-then-it's-I-T-apostrophe-S. Scalawag.) I also occasionally add Fun Facts and delete and STUFF bad ones (or at least I thought they were bad!). I also revert bad edits. I am a member of the Welcoming Committee, although I don't tend to welcome new users too often, as I tend to wait until a user has at least one edit (by which point usually someone else has done it).

Significant Contributions

At least, I think they're significant:

How do you pronounce Heimstern's name?

  • Heim- : hime (rhymes with "lime")
  • -stern : shtairn ("r" pronounced as a vowel, as some Northeasterners do)
  • Läu- : loy (does not rhyme with "how"!)
  • -fer : fah (kind of a mix between "ah" and a schwa)

Possible translations of other characters' names

  • Pom pom : Pompon
  • Marzipan : Marzipan (P.S.: The word Marzipan actually came to English from German)
  • Strong Bad: Stark Schlecht
  • Strong Mad: Stark Wütend
  • Strong Sad: Stark Traurig
  • The Cheat: Der Betrüger (although I prefer "Der Cheat")
  • Bubs: Bubs (not really translatable)
  • Coach Z: Trainer Z ("Z" pronounced "tsett")
  • The King of Town: Der König der Stadt
  • The Poopsmith: Der Mistschmied
  • Homsar: Hemsern

Some random facts

  • Current favorite quote: "Twees it out!"
  • I have a poster on my wall that my sister made for me that says "cool tapes!"
  • My birthday is the same as the composer Richard Wagner's.
  • My cousins have a pair of red boxing gloves that resemble Strong Bad's. The first time I tried them on, I naturally decided to try typing with them. No success. I still have no idea how he does it.

ME: And that's why come Schumann was so awesome.

STRONG SAD: Ohh! I see now!

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