Wikipedia – Am I a “little famous” yet?

On a recent comment here on MHN, somebody said that I should have a Wikipedia entry.  I thought to myself, naw, I’m not that famous of an author yet.  Wikipedia is for like, really important type stuff, like a complete listing of every episode of the A-Team, or the history of the Post-It.

But then I got to looking, and pretty much every other author I know is on there already. It seems like most of the Baen people are on there.  The guys that I went on book tour with have entries.  So now I feel left out while the cool kids are having all the fun. 

So are any of you guys Wikipedia writers?

I guess that I’m not supposed to create my own, because I would be obviously biased.  For example, this was my first draft attempt at an entry:

Larry Correia is the greatest writer of his generation. He keeps all his many awards in the same room as his giant Scrooge McDuck style pile of money. He won the Noble Prize for literature three times in one year. Larry Correia is tough but fair. Larry Correia can bench press seven times his body weight (citation needed).  Women love Larry Correia, and men want to be Larry Correia.  In addition to punching out former president Jimmy Carter during a no-holds barred cage match, Larry Correia invented cold fusion, salami, and vinyl siding. Larry Correia founded the country of Suriname. Larry Correia was played by James Gandolfini in the movie SUDDEN VIOLENCE: THE LARRY CORREIA STORY.

Okay, so maybe a teensy bit of bias might creep in.  So, anybody want to volunteer?  I can give any factoids you need, (actual factoids, like the thing about Jimmy Carter. So there I was, twenty seconds into the first round, BAM! Have fun digesting those teeth, old man!)

EDIT:  Somebody actually posted the following. I figured I better save it here for posterity before Wikipedia takes it down for lack of “citations”.

LARRY CORREIA is an international man of mystery. This unique human is infact the illegitimate son of “Odin” who, when offered a place at his fathers side in Valhalla he declined as he would consider it slumming, Larry then kicked Odin in the testicles for such an insult Clearly, one could see that this is no mere mortal man, for example his many exploits include the following.

1. He tore down the Berlin Wall.

2. He once used a live Jaguar as a condom and then visited all the woman in a small Guatemalan village. It forever became known as ” La noche de los gatos sodomizar ” or ” Night of the sodomizing cat “

3. Larry is known to demands the sacrifice of a 1st born male once every 10 years in a small village located outside of Glasgow Ireland. The last time he did not receive his sacrifice was in 1845 and his wrath lasted to 1852. History recalls these years as ” The Great Potato Famine “

4. Russel Crowe spent a week with Larry in an ill advised attempt to learn the secret ways of combat for his film ” Gladiator ” Larry’s retribution for Russel’s impudence was a daily regiment of beatings, torture, and verbally berated him to the point that Russel ran off and screwed Meg Ryan as a means to regain his lost manhood. Larry still holds his manhood in a manson jar under his kitchen sink.

5. Former President Bush took the term ” Shock and Awe ” from when Larry gave him a small demonstration of what he would do in Iraq if given full unilateral freedom. This demonstration involved 3 hookers, a jar of mayonnaise, a dead pig, and a toilet scrubber.

6. In 2007 Larry wrote of his life story of adventure, love, and insanity…it was later published under the title of ” Monster Hunter International “

Located in Utah, Larry now spends his time as a writer and accountant, as well a part time firearm instructor. His latest novels are the following

Monster Hunter International (available now), Monster Hunter Vendetta (available September 28th), Monster Hunter Alpha (2011), and The Grimnoir Chronicles: Hard Magic (2011) all of which are available from Baen Books.

Thank you, anonymous wiki author, but I’m afraid that this article is simply riddled with errors.  Monster Hunter Alpha will be out in 2010 not 2011 as stated.  EDIT 2: Crap. I read that MHA as MHV.  I take back what I said. That article is 100% accurate.  EDIT 3: Except I don’t think that Glasgow is in Ireland…

EDIT 4: Okay, looks like there is an actual realistic one posted on Wikipedia now that isn’t flagged to be deleted. (because obvoiusly, if I made a best seller list, then that is way more important than founding Suriname).  I think we should just call this one good.

EDIT 5:  Mrs. Correia was not at all pleased when she found out about ” La noche de los gatos sodomizar”. Thanks a lot, guys.

EDIT 6: Looks like somebody did start a TV Tropes Wiki for MHI.  Myers and Franks are “Those two guys” and “My Orcs are different”.  Sweet. :)

18 Responses

  1. I’d do it, Larry, but I don’t feel I’m worthy…

  2. When Chuck Norris hears the name ‘Larry Correia’ he runs and hides, cause that’s how badass Larry Correia is.

  3. you are referenced in the page on “wargs”

    “Larry Correia’s Monster Hunter International features giant wolf-like creatures used by orcs as mounts. However, it should be noted that the orcs of the MHI world are good and fight against the evil monsters. It is unclear whether these warg-like mounts are intelligent.”

  4. I’d write it up for you but when I added my own Chapter to the Space Marines index astartes on the Warhammer 40k wikipage I got the soul crushing ban-hammer.

  5. This article may meet Wikipedia’s criteria for speedy deletion as an article about a real person that does not credibly indicate the importance or significance of the subject. Note that this applies to an article about the person him/herself, not about his/her books, albums, software etc.
    Obviously, the credibility of the article was harmed by the fact that it did not specify “Tore down the Berlin Wall with his bare hands>”

  6. dude, awesome

  7. It’s been deleted now.

    I love how the reason it was deleted is “Article about a real person, which does not indicate the importance or significance of the subject” rather than “Article contains pure bull” or something similar. So there you have it, Wikipedia, the repository of all human knowledge, actually agrees that you did all that, it just doesn’t think you are important enough to warrant your own page. :-)

  8. I made one for you and one for MHI back in December, and they were promptly taken down for the following reason:

    Article about a real person, which does not indicate the importance or significance of the subject

    Granted, they were very sparse (yours included your name, Utah, previous jobs taken from your “About” page, and the fact that you’d published MHI) but I still think it was substantial enough to indicate “importance or significance”. Oh, wait, sorry, I’d forgotten that nowadays *everyone* is writing wildly popular novels.

  9. …I just want email notifications of future comments…

  10. I’m glad you copied the text before it got yanked. That’s hilarious.

  11. Haha, AWESOME you saved that text. Gotta be one of the funnier things I’ve seen today :D

    Anywho: I agree, you should have a Wiki page. Just because it might notch up another handful of readers.

    I’d volunteer, but on one wiki I “Helped” on, I put in two good entries, tried a third and the whole thing….uh…well…it went…*kaboom*.

  12. Wikipedia might be aiming a little high until you get a couple of books under your belt, and maybe win some awards. Your first goal should be to get a page for MHI on the tvtropes wiki.

  13. Love those articles. Best part:

    “Former President Bush took the term ” Shock and Awe ” from when Larry gave him a small demonstration of what he would do in Iraq if given full unilateral freedom. This demonstration involved 3 hookers, a jar of mayonnaise, a dead pig, and a toilet scrubber.”

    BWAHAHA.

  14. I gave up on trying to post on Wikipedia. The only thing I ever posted there that is still up is my snippet on how the Night Infiltration Course at Fort Benning is named after Rodger W. Young.

  15. I started an account today for the express purpose of giving MHI an article on TvTropes. I hope you don’t mind me stealing your description of it from your site. There aren’t any tropes included on the page, but I’m sure myself or someone will get to it eventually.

  16. If I weren’t permanently flagged as a “potential public menace” I would try and post it for you. However, I think my input may be counterproductive.

  17. Thanks for the laugh. I am in AF NCOA right now and that really provided a great pick me up. Larry keep up the great work, can’t wait to read your next book.

  18. Last I checked Glasgow was in Scotland.

    Glasgow is, however, wherever Larry Correia allows it to be.

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