The Story Behind My Username(s)
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My story is fairly obvious. I liked the Japanese words "tora" (meaning attack) and "kamikaze" (meaning divine wind). Originally, it was the name of my Morxapanese Neo-Ninja Jedi Master character from my science-fiction stories, whom I at first called Tora Kamikaze, but then thought it too simple, so I rewrote it as Toraiin (Tor-ryan, or Tor-ion) Xamikaze, (the X sounding like a Z), which is also my username for my DeviantART account, and Xamikaze330 is my username for my Photobucket account, and not forgetting my Twitter username, Shazamikaze. And besides, I think it sounds a lot better and more cooler to say Toraiin Xamikaze than Tora Kamikaze. The 330 is part of of my letter-number designation I gave myself, ICO-330-367 (ICO being my initials for my (old) pseudonym (which I don't use much), "Ivan Cornelius Owens", my secret agent name. On the other hand, a better, more suitable pseudonym I am considering using is "Esteban Cornelius Owens", thereby making it ECO-330-367.) Xamikaze330 is also the name I gave myself when creating an Xbox 360 profile. 330 is actually my real initials in something I call "calculetter" code (or is it actually Leetspeak?), which is actually 033 backwards, and if you look at it upside down, it will say EEO. That is the story behind my usernames.
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Some Thoughts About My Mission
First off, I am a hardcore fan and scholar of all science-fiction themes, topics and subjects, specifically Halo, Half-Life, Mass Effect, Star Wars, Star Trek, Stargate, etcetera, and have been doing much scholarly study on multiple sci-fi themes. But for Halopedia, I'm just going to be sticking with my strengths. Among my God-given gifts are analysis, examination and observation, with a keen eye for spelling/misspelling mistakes, grammar and punctuation, and also just submitting legit images and renders I have created (see the Image Gallery Description below), and maybe just adding images retrieved from elsewhere on the Internet. Some janitorial duties, and some not so janitorial, like adding in facts to trivia and the like, from things I have noticed on examination and research, using multiple sources related to Halo. And of course creating some articles, and whatever else that comes to mind. And one other thing: I have a strong belief that I (and everyone else included) should work to better Halopedia.org to the point where it eclipses the Halo Nation wikia, thus making Halopedia a more reliable source of information for all Halo fans.
My Other Websites and Webpages
- Toraiin Xamikaze on DeviantART
- Toraiin Xamikaze on Tumblr
- Xamikaze330 on PhotoBucket
- Xamikaze330 on Combine OverWiki
- Shazamikaze on Halo Nation
- Shazamikaze on Destinypedia
- Xamikaze330 on Combine OverWiki
- Shazamikaze on Mass Effect Wiki
- Shazamikaze on Stargate Wikia
- Shazamikaze on Stargate Wiki
- Shazamikaze on Wookieepedia, the Star Wars Wikia
- Shazamikaze on Call of Duty Wiki
- Shazamikaze on Titanfall Wiki
- "Always in motion, is the future..." --Yoda
My Top Ten(Plus) Sci Fi Favorites
Under normal circumstances, I would never ever do a thing like this, rating one above another (always equal to each other), but if I were forced to, it would look something like this:
- Doctor Who
- Star Wars
- Star Trek
- Mass Effect
- Battlestar Galactica
- Firefly & Serenity (they're both effectively the same thing!)
Other random favorite media:
Babylon 5, Starship Troopers, The Last Starfighter, FarScape, Gears of War, Command and Conquer, Eureka, Warehouse 13, Sanctuary, 24, Call of Duty, Battlefield 3, Ghost Whisperer, Psych, Monk, Chronicles of Narnia, Lord of the Rings, Inheritance Cycle (Eragon, Eldest, Brisingr, Inheritance), Legend of the Seeker, Once Upon a Time, Merlin, Harry Potter, etcetera.
Articles on Halopedia I Have Created So Far
This is just my way of keeping track of the articles (not counting image categories and talk pages) I have created and written, in chronological order of creation. There isn't much else to add to Halopedia as of now, but if there is anything else, I'm sure I'll get to it, or someone else will. And of course I may very easily be wrong about my last statement.
- Unidentified UNSC scanning device
- 40mm Grenade
- Halo 4: Official Game Guide
- CAA Heavy Burden (CFM-88)
- Slipspace crate
- Hardlight blade
- M85 "Scythe" Anti-Aircraft Gun
- Z-330 Forerunner Escort
- Springhill-class mining ship
- G79H-TC/MA "Pelican" Gunship
Images Gallery Description
Basically, right now this page (and the subpages links) is being used for most, if not all, the images (most transparent cutouts, and others not) that I have created (using mostly Adobe Photoshop CS5) or else photographed on my computer or retrieved from the Internet and submitted to Halopedia and other websites like my DeviantART account (ToraiinXamikaze), my Tumblr account (Xamikaze330) and my Photobucket account (Xamikaze330) using legitimate in-game screenshots, scans, and other forms of related graphic digital media. But I might add that not everyting here is actually mine, merely just linking all the images I like, a Favorites gallery of sorts, and also a way of keeping certain images from getting lost or deleted, an insurance policy. I might also add that I have no personal images (4 personal images are allowed, but those are reserved for Facebook, etc.), but that every image in my galleries is Halo content. All credits and copyright properties belongs to Bungie Studios and 343 Industries for all their great work on the Halo franchise, games, books, music and otherwise. But in other words, I’m merely doing a public service, contributing, really, to the Halo fan community. And also, I like doing this kind of thing. So, it’s purely self-interest, or perhaps not. Honest. Finally, I kind of think of myself as one of possibly many self-proclaimed Image Archivist(s)/Librarian(s) of Halopedia.
Want to Help Adding More Images?
If you want to help out more, you can simply go to my talk page, or you can simply click on the following link: Wanted Images List. I'll try to make it so that anyone here who wants to help can make edits, and would allow the posting of external or internal links.
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