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Luke Nielsen

aka Luke Nielsen

  • I live in Tofino, British Columbia
  • I was born on November 17
  • My occupation is None
  • I am Male

Myself

In a nutshell, I'm a white (Anglo-Celtic, Scandinavian, and German) , Christian (Lutheran), heterosexual male. I suppose this makes me very privileged, for which I apologise if my privilege has hurt you, but I refuse to apologise for who I am. This is probably overkill anyway. Just a disclaimer: if I sound like my options will be offensive to you, you should probably stop reading this page right about now.

Skills

Good at English, History, certain aspects of Biology (particularly birds and marine life, most of all pinnipeds)

Awful at math, most of the sciences

Historical Interests

Canadian history; British Empire; Late 18th-century voyages of discovery (e.g. Cook, Vancouver); First Nations of the Pacific Northwest (as I believe is the most correct term); Kingdom of Denmark-Norway; Polynesia; New Mexico.... and many, many other things

Tastes

Music: U2, Celtic Music, Jonathan Rudman (very obscure American folk/rock artist)

Books: Mostly nonfiction, though I make an exception for Don Quijote, Quo Vadis, To Kill a Mockingbird, most of Charles Dickens, and all of G. K. Chesterton, among other things

Films: Napoleon Dynamite, Monty Python and the Holy Grail

TV: Blackadder, Parks and Recreation, Poirot

Food: I eat and enjoy almost anything, barring mayonnaise, eggplants, cauliflower, and spinach; all other things are fine by me but I especially enjoy Indian and Greek cuisine

Political Views

Environmentalist Burkean Conservative with a tolerant attitude; agree most with Conservative Party of Canada, but have plenty of disagreements with that organisation

Heroes

Edmund Burke

G. K. Chesterton

Hates

Evil (basic evil of human nature, cruelty, murder, sexual assault, abuse, unjust war, exploitation of women, racism.... this is very depressing, I've managed to come up with quite a lot); hopelessness; urbanisation; any attempt by the US to annex Canada

Loves

The Pacific Ocean; temperate rainforests; rain; fog; Vancouver Island; the Olympic Peninsula; life; order; solitude.... and then of course, much more important things; namely a wonderful, kind, brown-haired girl; and even more, God

My favourite pages (I may be prejudiced in favour of the Imperial Federation)

My Timelines

So far,

I had some other ideas that I decided to give up on, but if you're interested (and if you need ideas) you can find them here.

Additionally, am interested (for sure) in creating two new timelines, which may be shared.

  • Seven Little Changes: Seven seemingly minor divergences over a period of seven decades from the 1940s to the 2000s dramatically change the world: an Italian court calls for the investigation of a disputed election; politicians from a British Associated State agree to move their capital and give the central government more power; the King and Prime Minister of a small European country set aside their personal antipathy and compromise; a Scots-born Australian woman remains in her adopted country; a political reshuffling occurs in the leadership of an Asian Communist country; a French teenager is sent to study in Québec; and a political advisor holds his tongue.
  • Edward and Mary: Henry VIII doesn't initiate the "Rough Wooing", and thus Mary, Queen of Scots, is brought up as a Protestant and marries Edward VI at the age of ten. When he dies, he leaves the throne to her, sparking a battle for succession between "the Two Marys" that doesn't end until Mary Tudor dies in 1558. Mary then takes the throne, innaugurates an era of peace and Protestantism, and is able to unite Great Britain into one country.
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