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You can talk to me here if you want. I don't care. Right now I'm deep in thought about what to get my friend for her birthday. It's in 5 days, so I gotta think fast. Hmm... -Brightstar Shiner 19:03, 6 November 2005 (UTC)

I don't suppose she'd appreciate a half-digested gazelle carcas? —AbdiViklas 20:25, 6 November 2005 (UTC)
Probably not. I just got her a nice game yesterday, actually. I can only imagine what she'd think of me if I gave her that gazelle carcas, though. Eww. -Brightstar Shiner 20:55, 8 November 2005 (UTC)


The Welcome AbdiViklas Gave Me

Welcome to the Homestar Runner Wiki! I wanted to extend a personal welcome, since I believe strongly that a Wiki should be a democratic and non-threatening place where everyone feels like they can contribute. Unfortunately it can be very frustrating at first if you make changes that are ignored or changed back by other users, but if so I encourage you to hang in there; as you get a feel for the way things are done around here you'll feel more at home. That was my experience, anyway!

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Feel free to delete this message when you're done reading it. (In general, it's frowned on to delete other people's input on talk pages, but this entry is just here to be helpful. When it's done being helpful, I guarantee you won't hurt my feelings by ditching it!)

AbdiViklas and the rest of the welcoming committee (00:57, 18 October 2005 (UTC))

Also, some additional fun formatting tips can be found at Help:Contents#Specific Help. —AbdiViklas 01:11, 18 October 2005 (UTC)

Actually, those links are all on the main help page. — It's dot com
Ah... um, so they are. —AbdiViklas 01:48, 18 October 2005 (UTC)

Hello from Wiki grrl

ML: I, PEP (you know who I am.....ur friend who LOVES Homestar) I created a username on here. It is Wiki_grrl or Wiki grrl. C ya! PEP --Wiki grrl


Hey, make sure you start your tower with {{userboxtop}} and end it with |}. Then be sure you copied ALL the code for the boxes. Then it should work! HTH, Qermaq - (T/C) Image:Qermaqsigpic.png 23:18, 22 April 2006 (UTC)

This user is asking for the help of wiki users who can figure this crap out! This isn't right. Almost perfect but not quite. -Brightstar Shiner 23:50, 22 April 2006 (UTC)

Looks good now. Anything else? Qermaq - (T/C) Image:Qermaqsigpic.png 07:08, 23 April 2006 (UTC)
Nope! Looks awesome. Thanks for all the help, Qermaq and others. -Brightstar Shiner 17:03, 23 April 2006 (UTC)

Hello From Unme93

Hey, I am no longer Wiki grrl. I have a new one cuz something happened to wiki grrl, like the password was forgotten and the email the account was on was cancelled. Wiki grrl is now Unme93.

Former Wiki grrl or nka (now known as) Image:Uncyclopedia.jpgUnme93 T/CImage:Flower.jpg

Image:Uncyclopedia.jpgUnme93 T/CImage:Flower.jpg

That Quote Thing

Anybody who can figure out the non-Homestar quotes on my userpage (the ones that I separated with bullets) gets cupcakes! -Brightstar 21:23, 13 September 2006 (UTC)

Whatev. The cupcakes are probably stale now anyway. The offer still stands, though! -Brightstar Shiner 17:47, 28 December 2006 (UTC)
You mean the ones from the Behind The Music: Blue Oyster Cult SNL sketch? — It's dot com 17:54, 28 December 2006 (UTC)
Yeeessss!!!! You get stale cupcakes! Hooray! -Brightstar Shiner 18:17, 28 December 2006 (UTC)

By the way, this is sort of a contest now. See my userpage for more info. I will change the quotes when someone gets it right. -Brightstar Shiner 18:32, 28 December 2006 (UTC)

You had to pick one of my favorite movies and two 80's staples:
  • Joseph II in Amadeus
  • Emmett Brown in Back to the Future
  • Josh in Big - ISTC 19:02, 28 December 2006 (UTC)
Whoa! That was fast! get the first batch of cupcakes, fresh from the oven! Honestly, I didn't think anyone would even notice this. Maybe I should pick more obscure quotes from now on... -Brightstar Shiner 03:30, 29 December 2006 (UTC)
Is that last one "Forrest Gump"? TheYellowDart(t/c)
Yeah, it is. Spoken by Forrest Gump from the movie Forrest Gump. Anyone know the other two? -Brightstar Shiner 01:25, 4 January 2007 (UTC)
Can I have some cupcakes now? TheYellowDart(t/c)
Agatha Trunchbull from Matilda and Linda Rogo from The Poseidon Adventure? Loafing 03:03, 5 January 2007 (UTC)
Holy Cow! I underestimated the quote-savvyness of the HRWiki users. Yellowdart, you get cupcakes now. Chocolate ones. Loafing got the other two, so he gets double chocolate cupcakes. Looks like I'll have to go and change it again. -Brightstar Shiner 20:36, 5 January 2007 (UTC)
Ummmmkay, no Google, eh? Sorry, here are two nearly not eaten cupcakes back. I didn't know that was cheating, sorry! ;-) Loafing 04:43, 6 January 2007 (UTC)
Lessee, I'm almost certain the third one's from the end of Back to the Future 3. I am sure I've heard the first one, but can't remember where. The second is totally foreign. I'm so tempted to cheat! --Stux 21:27, 5 January 2007 (UTC)
<stunned silence> Argh! That just totally slipped my mind that people could use Google! FYI, if anybody uses Google to cheat at my contest, I will rain death upon your miserable, cursed soul. Just kidding. But I will take you off the winners list. Anyway, sorry Stux. None of those are right. I don't know if Back To The Future has a similar quote, but that's not what I had in mind. -Brightstar Shiner 21:40, 5 January 2007 (UTC)
Hey cool! Cupcakes! Hey, Brightstar, I'm adding you to my cool people list! Keep up the good edits and contest, TheYellowDart(t/c)
Awesome! I always wanted to be on someone's cool people list. You rock, Yellowdart! -Brightstar Shiner 21:51, 5 January 2007 (UTC)
Always have, always will. Keep shining bright, TheYellowDart(t/c)
Aww rats, and I thought I had the third one at least! Towards the end of the movie Marty asks Doc about the blank piece of paper and Doc tells him that his future's not written and that no one's is. That's why I thought it would be that. I've thought for hours about the first one and .... nothing. The only other movie that I could've thought of for #3 was Minority Report, but I seriously doubt it's that either. So I guess I'll have to wait for the answers or peek (I'm curious are any of these sci-fis anime?) --Stux 02:45, 6 January 2007 (UTC)
Wrong again, sorry. I'll give you one cupcake for the similarity in BTF, though. Also, none are sci-fi anime, but that would be awesome. I outta do a quote series with just anime movie quotes. Hello, Hayao Miyazaki films! But seriously, these are hard, so I'll give all y'alls some hints: 1. Cult film with a really long title. 2. Worst movie ever made. 3. I'll be back. -Brightstar Shiner 03:25, 6 January 2007 (UTC)
Lol. Yay! Thanks for the cupcake! Ok no no sci-fi anime (of which my knowledge is limited) so that narrows things. The hints help! Sort of. So, 1. I just have to think of cult movies with really long names (such as MST3K:TM) 2. Worst movie ever made? Most of the B movies shown on scifi on Saturday afternoons are the worst movie ever made! 3. Now THAT's too easy. But it makes sense now! Great movie! I still haven't seen its sequel with Claire Danes on it. A friend of mine has it and I wanna borrow it. Your knowledge of movies is quite impressive! --Stux 04:33, 6 January 2007 (UTC)
Is the second one Hitchiker's Guide To The Galaxy? Is the last one The Terminator? TheYellowDart(t/c)
No, none are from H2G2, or I would have got them all by now. ;) - link_icon.gifThe Joe(Talk) 04:47, 6 January 2007 (UTC)
I have to agree with Stux on the second quote. It's either from "Plan 9 from Outer Space" or from "Ed Wood" which is basically about that same movie. (this time without Google, yay ;-) ) Loafing 04:50, 6 January 2007 (UTC)

Your Signature

It looks like you've put <span style="color: #800080;">[[User:Brightstar Shiner|Brightstar Shiner]]</span> in the "nickname" box in your preferences, but didn't turn on the "Raw signatures (without automatic link)" checkbox - you have to turn that option on to get fancy sigs to work. Incidentally, the <span> will have to go inside the link to work correctly: [[User:Brightstar Shiner|<span style="color: #800080;">Brightstar Shiner</span>]]. If you want more info, look at Help:Signature and HRWiki:Signature. --phlip TC 21:10, 7 October 2006 (UTC)

Thanks. Couple questions though. Can I still put 4 tildes for the sig or do I have to write all that out every time? And how do the sig subpages help? -Brightstar Shiner 21:15, 7 October 2006 (UTC)
Yeah, you can still use the four tildes if you put it in that box in the preferences and turn "raw sigs" on. The sig subpages help by letting you make more complex sigs without cluttering up the talk page source with your signature's code... which isn't a problem with something as simple as changing the colour, but for more complex sigs it's good to get it out of the way. --phlip TC 21:17, 7 October 2006 (UTC)
3 ~'s is just a siggy, 4 a siggy plus timestamp (what you want on Talk Pages) and 5 just a datestamp. The tildes will include whatever sig you're set for. As for subpages, what exectly are you wondering? Qermaq - (T/C) Image:Qermaqsigpic.png 21:19, 7 October 2006 (UTC)
I knew the tilde part already (you must get really tired of saying that over and over), but the subpages are just...some people have subpages for their signatures and I don't know why. Is it just for really complicated ones? Also, I would like to make my sig italic as well as purple, but I'm not sure how. It didn't say anything about that on the Help page Phlip mentioned.-Brightstar Shiner 21:25, 7 October 2006 (UTC)
Just put ''two apostrophes'' around stuff to put it in italics. --phlip TC 21:28, 7 October 2006 (UTC)
Yay, it worked. I know what those subpages are there for now, my sig is working, and everything is right with the world. Except for the fact that some n00b ripped off my userboxes for his page and I've had a really bad cold for more than a week now. Lame. -Brightstar Shiner 13:34, 8 October 2006 (UTC)

Sorry about this, but it seems that your holiday sig violates signature standards, as shown below. Granted, it's probably going to be reverted back to your normal sig after a few days, so feel free to ignore this message. --videlectrix.pngENUSY discussionitem_icon.gif user.gifmail_icon.gif 19:57, 24 December 2006 (UTC)

<giggles> I wondered when somebody was going to notice that! I didn't know if holiday sigs were exempt from the rules because of their short time in effect. I was planning on reverting it back tommorrow, so if you guys could deal with it until then, all will be fine. When next Christmas comes 'round, I'll get it right. Thanks, Venusy! -Brightstar Shiner 22:25, 25 December 2006 (UTC)
I wouldn't worry about it too much; there's a discussion here of how different characters are rendered differently according to screen resolution and browser preferences. On one computer I used, your sig is hardly outside of the box, but on the current one, it extends further. I don't think your sig is that problematic — the guideline is there for the sigs that heavily violate it. Trey56 16:11, 27 December 2006 (UTC)
So...I shouldn't change it? I guess it dosn't really matter now that I've switched it back... -Brightstar Shiner 20:41, 27 December 2006 (UTC)

Adding Songs

Hey, noticed you added a song to Songs By Character. Don't forget to add that to the main Songs page, and to Songs By Title as well. Qermaq - (T/C) Image:Qermaqsigpic.png 18:39, 22 October 2006 (UTC)


Hey, I was wondering if you'd do me a favor. I've been rewriting the Help:Template page, and I wondered if you'd give it a read-through and let me know if any of it's confusing or doesn't make sense or what. You mind? Qermaq - (T/C) Image:Qermaqsigpic.png 22:30, 23 October 2006 (UTC)

Um, sure! My internet's being kinda slow, but I'll do my best! -Brightstar Shiner 00:34, 24 October 2006 (UTC)

My humor

...sometimes doesn't come across in plain text. I just want you to know I didn't mean anything against you personally. Sorry for making your day worse. Keep on tranglin'! — It's dot com 01:07, 20 November 2006 (UTC)

Thanks, Dot Com. It's all good and I'm on Thanksgiving Break now, so I'm feeling great! <does the Brightstar victory dance (I do have one)> I understand that, on the internet, it is relatively hard to express emotions such as sarcasm or "just kidding". Therefore, I took your comment way too seriously. Thank you again and good day. -Brightstar Shiner 21:06, 20 November 2006 (UTC)


  • Hi Brightstar Shiner! I don't want to seem some know-it-all jerk, but I just wanted to let you know you spelt "grammar" wrong on your user page, (I didn't want to edit it myself, because maybe you did it on purpose, and I didn't see the humor behind the irony...Wouldn't be my first time...). I really like your philosophy, and completely agree with you! Um, one more thing...What's a WoW clone? See ya 'round the Wiki! kai lyn 15:39, 15 December 2006 (UTC)
Oh, hi! Thanks for the compliments, I hadn't gotten any before! ^_^' I never noticed that I spelt "grammar" wrong and you caught my mistake, so thanks for that. WoW is short for Willy on Wheels, who is a notorious troll on various wikis. Some local trolls here like to copy him and mess up nice users' user pages, like mine. Twice. Anyway, thanks for the message! Bye! -Brightstar Shiner 17:00, 16 December 2006 (UTC)

Some A Quote Fixin'

Hi Brightstar, I'm not a regular like I used to so there are a lot of new faces around. Anyway I noticed that a part of your User page seems like it didn't quite come out the way you wanted it to. So I wanted to help. Short of editing your user page, I have copied the text in the next subsection and made the appropriate changes. Just hit the edit button on its subsection and copy the source over to your section! If you have any more questions lemme know. --Stux 03:06, 20 December 2006 (UTC)

Edit Me

The Homestar Runner: This picturemadrawin' looks surspicious.

Strong Bad: No foolin', man. That stuff is G-E-W-D gewd.

Homestar: That costume makes your butt look big!

Strong Bad: Oh no, these grapes are suculently crushing my windpipe. Oh, but they're seedless! (chomp, chomp, chomp)

Strong Sad: Look, you can tell me.

Homestar Runner: I can't!

Strong Sad: Oh, come on, what is it?

Homestar Runner: I'm... pregnant!

Strong Sad: No... no, you're Homestar. Runner. The male.

And uh...

  • Why don't you lay down that cowbell right now. With us. Together.
  • What does that MEAN?
  • I got a FEVER! And the only PRESCRIPTION! Is more COWBELL!


Yeah, I do have a question. The old one and the new one look exactly the same. Are you saying that when you look at my userpage, the lines don't look right? Because that's happened to me before, and it's...not happening now. I guess I'll go ahead and put those <br/> commands in, just in case it ends up like that again if I change something on my userpage. Thanks for the concern, but nothing's really wrong. See ya! -Brightstar Shiner 21:59, 20 December 2006 (UTC)
Hi again! To answer your question, in short, Yes. Without the <br/> tags all the lines were running together. I am surprised you never saw them run together like that, which I'm guessing the cause of which is a browser issue. I use Firefox as my main browser, and sometimes IE will not show things the same way. Of course I just checked using IE and saw the same problem in the older version. Perhaps you're using a different skin or other rendering tools? MediaWiki by default runs them together like it shows up in my browser. Anyway, Merry Christmas! --Stux 07:22, 27 December 2006 (UTC)
I use Safari, so maybe that's why. Well, I guess it doesn't matter now that I've changed it, so thanks for the concern. -Brightstar Shiner 03:25, 6 January 2007 (UTC)
Not a problem! I am suprised any browser would've shown that text correctly without the br's. Oh well! If you need any other kind of help just let me know! --Stux 04:39, 6 January 2007 (UTC)
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