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The Well #47 - Birkal

Discussion in 'Congregation of the Masses' started by Birkal, Oct 4, 2012.

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  1. Birkal

    Birkal caw
    is a member of the Site Staffis an Artistis a Super Moderatoris a Community Contributoris a CAP Contributoris a Battle Server Admin Alumnusis a Smogon Media Contributor Alumnus
    Super Moderator

    Oct 12, 2010
    A stranger is being shown around a village that he has just become part of.


    He is shown a well and his guide says "On any day except Wednesday, you can shout any question down that well and you'll be told the answer."


    The man seems pretty impressed, and so he shouts down, "Why not on Wednesday?"


    A voice from in the well shouts back, "Because on Wednesday..."


    Hello everyone; I'm Birkal! I'm honored to have a well, so let's get things rolling. I'll try to be brief in this opening post so that I can give you guys plenty of topics to explore with your questions. Let's boogaloo.

    My name is Paul and I'm from central Wisconsin, born and raised. If you look at the palm of your right hand, I live around where your second and third fingers start, haha. I grew up in a loving home with my older sister, mom, and dad. I'm currently 20 years old and I attend a small, private college in northeastern Iowa. In terms of academics, I'm a double major in both music and biology with a minor in education. This degree will allow me to teach K-12 in both subjects, so it's a nifty deal. My primary instrument is piano (I'm preparing for my junior recital in the spring), but I study choral education for music.

    In terms of hobbies, I have a pretty wide variety of things I like to do. I practice piano a lot; that usually comes first on any given day. Other than that, I play plenty of video games when I get the chance. I also love a good book, but haven't had the chance to read as of late. I've participated in a bunch of stuff, including musicals, plays, tennis team, CURLING TEAM, jazz band, marching band, orchestra, Spanish club, madrigal choirs, food council, and a bunch of other good stuff. I also like to swim (I live on a lake) and run, so that helps keep me active in college when I'm bogged down with homework! I'm a sociable guy, so I like to make lots of friends and spend quality time with them.

    My views on the world, politics, and religion are pretty unique, so feel free to ask lots of questions about those. I'm technically a Christian, but I guess the denomination I'd describe myself as falling into is Evangelical Free. I have a pretty practical view on "religion", so I don't necessarily see eye to eye with other Christians. Also, I am generally conservative by nature, I tend to get along with liberals better (my college is extremely liberal and I fit in just fine). Yeah, feel free to dig into this stuff with some questions; I'd love to philosophize with you guys.

    On Smogon, I do a bunch of different things. I've actually lurked CAP for years; I saw Arghonaut when it was completed. I started posting seriously around December of 2011 in DST (and OU C&C somewhat). That expanded into co-leading Dream World with Tobes (which I quit when Blaziken was banned screw you guys >:|). CAP2 got started in there somewhere, so I jumped on board and contributed furiously in CAP. In Smogon, I really like to contribute towards community projects, specifically by helping others formulate and refine their ideas. The cat got out of the bag that I can apparently draw too (the story behind that is interesting), so I also help out with art for The Smog. You can pretty much see me scattered all over Smogon; if you don't see me posting there, then assume I am lurking, haha. Feel free to ask me more about what I do; the list is more expansive than this!​

    There, that should be a good introduction. I will try my absolute best to give completely honest answers, so don't ask questions you really don't want answers to, haha. I'll try my best to keep on top of questions, but I hope you understand that my schedules a bit busy! I can't wait to see what kinds of questions you guys have. Let's get this party started =)
  2. Zracknel

    is an Artist Alumnusis a Super Moderator Alumnus

    Jan 24, 2006
    Birkal :)

    Username origin stories are fascinating to me. So I'll ask:

    Where does your username come from? why did you choose it?
  3. RitterCat

    is an Artistis a Forum Moderatoris a Smogon Media Contributoris a Contributor Alumnus

    Aug 28, 2010
    Do you like cats?
    What is your opinion on Australia/ will you ever visit it?
    Purugly is cute y/y
    Will you ever admit that I trounced you in the art fight?
    What is your stance on the existence of God?
    Opinion on gay marriage?
    Obama or Romney?
    Favourite book you have read?
    What do you love about Rotom?
    Favourite tier?
    Prettiest badge?
    Nicest user?
    What do you use for your art?
    Are you self taught? If so, how did you teach yourself?
    Greatest accomplishment on Smogon?
    A part of the site you want to get more involved in?
    Badge you're proudest of?
    Biggest regret?
    Family's religious views?
  4. cbt

    is a Researcher Alumnus

    Feb 26, 2012
    Opinion on the command /birkal on PS?
    Should there be an analysis for SubCM Terrakion?
  5. Oglemi

    Oglemi oh my gosh you found me
    is a member of the Site Staffis a Super Moderatoris a Contributor to Smogonis a Tournament Director Alumnusis a Community Contributor Alumnusis a Researcher Alumnusis a Tiering Contributor Alumnusis a Smogon Media Contributor Alumnusis an Administrator Alumnus
    Secret Boss Mod

    Oct 13, 2009
    why are all of your posts so long, if that OP was brief then my name is susie, and it's not

    what's with the obsession over rotom, like that's the weirdest mon to me for someone to have an unhealthy fetish over, and i've seen folg's latias fetish and ritter's purugly fetish

    favorite instrument to play besides the piano?

    bourbon chicken sometime ? y/y

    favorite and least favorite part of living in wisconsin

    what made you decide to go to the college you're at now, the music program there?
  6. Zarel

    Zarel Not a Yuyuko fan
    is a member of the Site Staffis a Battle Server Administratoris a Programmeris a Pokemon Researcheris an Administrator
    Creator of PS

    Aug 16, 2011
    What do you think of /birkal? Do you regret requesting it?

    GS EDIT: he'd better regret requesting it
  7. Layell

    Layell Alas poor Yorick!
    is a Smogon Social Media Contributor Alumnusis an Artist Alumnusis a Forum Moderator Alumnusis a Community Contributor Alumnusis a Researcher Alumnusis a Smogon Media Contributor Alumnusis a Battle Server Moderator Alumnus

    Nov 5, 2006
    Since you are in both music and biology I'd like to know how your studies and practices in the one field have helped to inform the other, or just how your studies in music have informed your greater sense of learning/life living.

    For my general well question now: What was the last play you saw, what did you think of it?
  8. Princess Bubblegum

    Princess Bubblegum

    Mar 2, 2011
    What is your secrete to being so amazing, seriously I'm jealous.
  9. Mafeking

    Mafeking channels his inner Wolverine
    is a Contributor Alumnus

    Jan 21, 2012
    Birkal do you love me
    Birkal do you regret the funny picture of you I have in my possession
    Birkal what's your hot sister's name

    we live in the same state now that's pretty cool (oh wait I knew this already!)

    Do you enjoy living in Iowa?
    What's your opinion on the election rush that's going on in the area right now (in my neck of the woods anyway)?
    If you were a color what color would you be?
    Do you feel like you have a lot to live up to as the first Community Contributor?
    Describe your favorite food.
  10. EspyOwner


    Sep 11, 2010
    My question is simple.

    bad words too impure for Birkal's innocent spirit (open)
    How the FUCK are you so nice to everyone?

    But seriously you're one of the best users on Smogon.
    How do you do it without becoming bitter towards the users of this vile website?
  11. KnightoftheWind

    is a Past WCoP Champion

    Feb 6, 2009
    Favorite and least favorite games?
  12. Jukain

    Jukain !_!
    is a Site Staff Alumnusis a Forum Moderator Alumnusis a Tiering Contributor Alumnusis a Contributor Alumnusis a Smogon Media Contributor Alumnus

    Feb 25, 2011
    what happened to dw birk-a-dit?
  13. Ray Jay

    Ray Jay "Jump first, ask questions later, oui oui!"
    is a Site Staff Alumnusis a Forum Moderator Alumnusis a Community Contributor Alumnusis a Tiering Contributor Alumnusis a Contributor Alumnusis a Smogon Media Contributor Alumnus

    May 20, 2010
    As a leader, is it better to be loved or feared?

    Sacrificing a few without their consent to save many. This is a.) honorable b.) morally acceptable c.) morally reprehensible

    Legend states that in their duel, Hamilton did not even fire at Burr, who had challenged him to the duel. Is this honorable or stupid?

    Is the key to leadership admitting you may have been wrong or thinking that you can succeed if you stick to your beliefs until the end?

    Are people more inherently evil or inherently good?

    Favorite composer who focused on the piano?

    Is anyone not impressed by the number of fanboys this user has?
  14. symphonyx64

    symphonyx64 Private messages are the best way to reach me
    is a Community Contributor Alumnusis a Smogon Media Contributor Alumnusis a Battle Server Moderator Alumnusis a Past WCoP Champion

    Sep 20, 2008
    So you are voting for Mitt Romney?
  15. RODAN

    RODAN wikifeet admin
    is a Forum Moderatoris a Live Chat Contributoris a Smogon Media Contributor

    Nov 13, 2007
    why are you so fickle towards me?

    mfk; superman goku hitmonlee

    if you had the chance to travel back in time and say one thing to your parents before you were born, what would it be?
  16. LightBlueMist

    LightBlueMist (´・ω・`)
    is a Battle Server Moderator Alumnus

    Jun 21, 2012
    Are you prepared for the amount of questions you are going to get?

    What are your favorite music genres? And what bands/artists do you enjoy?

    Favorite video game genres?

    Top 5 TV shows?

    Top 5 movies?

    Would you consider yourself OCD in any way?

    Why are you so adorable?
  17. JamesSonofBaboonzo


    Sep 5, 2012
    What is your quest?
    What is your favorite form of Rotom?
    What is your favorite animal?
    What is your favorite primate?
    Which is better, Baboons or Mandrills?
    How many fingers am I holding up?
    What got you involved in the Create a Pokemon Project?
    What was your favorite CAP you worked on and why?
    Is Trick Room great? y/y
    Which day is your's in the well?
    Has anyone ever disliked you at all? Ever?
  18. v

    v protected by a silver spoon
    is a Site Staff Alumnusis a Super Moderator Alumnusis a CAP Contributor Alumnusis a Tiering Contributor Alumnus

    Nov 2, 2008
    ah, birdkal, my successful lawyer son
  19. Da Letter El

    Da Letter El Officially internet famous
    is a Forum Moderator
    Circus Maximus Leader

    Mar 28, 2008
    I feel terrible that I only really know you for posting the earthworm pecs picture in response to my rpsi entry

    So, are there any other online communities that you are involved with? Why are you involved in them?
  20. Stone_Cold

    is a Tutor Alumnusis a Battle Server Moderator Alumnusis a defending World Cup of Pokemon champion

    Oct 19, 2007
    How amazing am I?
    How would you describe our relationship?
    Am I the cutest user in grammar?
    What would you do without my glorious singing?
    Did you know you're pretty awesome?
  21. Xaqwais


    Dec 25, 2008

    I feel like this thread soured one of the beautiful things we had going together. Any ideas on how to fill this void?
  22. FireMage

    FireMage Ellie :]
    is a Forum Moderator Alumnusis a Community Contributor Alumnusis a Smogon Media Contributor Alumnus

    Mar 16, 2012
    CAP Questions incoming!

    Favourite CAP?
    Least Favourite CAP?
    Most Successful CAP (in your opinion)?
    Least Successful CAP (In your opinion)?
  23. Matthew

    Matthew I love weather; Sun for days
    is a Site Staff Alumnusis a Forum Moderator Alumnusis a Tiering Contributor Alumnusis a Contributor Alumnusis a Battle Server Moderator Alumnus

    May 26, 2008
    You may thank me for everything as I am your smog-dad
  24. Relados

    Relados fractactical genius
    is a Battle Server Moderator Alumnus

    Jul 9, 2012
    Hey Birkal, if you could be a tree, what kind of tree would you be?
  25. Solace

    Solace that's not a camel, that's my wife
    is a Site Staff Alumnusis a Super Moderator Alumnusis a Contributor Alumnusis a Battle Server Moderator Alumnus

    Nov 4, 2009
    birkal how powerful is our love

    I still have bojangleslullaby.wav on my computer and it came up on shuffle thoughts???

    favorite band / song?

    if you had to erase one rotom form from existance which would it be

    what's the CRAZIEST thing you've done?

    what age group of children do you want to teach?

    Birdkal or Birkal?

    BIRKAL <3
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