Hello! My name is Halsted M. Bernard and I joined Wikipedia on 15 March 2004. I created the original article for Guilloché, which has since been expertly edited by my fellow Wikipedians from a mere kernel into an intricate, fascinating entry. This is like magic to me, and I am happy to be a part of it. I also love userboxes.

About meEdit

My latest bio blurb is: "An ever-molting black swan. Reader, writer, library director, over-enunciator. Listening + Unlearning. Opinions are my own. She/her. #BlackLivesMatter."

More information about me can be found on my website, cygnoir.net.

My contributionsEdit

Articles createdEdit

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Special thanksEdit

  • to User:Fluence, upon whose user page template mine is heavily based.

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My user name is a portmanteau of the French words for "swan" (cygne) and "black" (noir) because I love black swans.

enThis user is a native speaker of the English language.
es-1Este usuario puede contribuir con un nivel básico de español.
Wikimedia logo family complete-2013.svgThis user has created a global account. Cygnoir's main account is on Wikipedia (in English).
Noia 64 apps karm.svg This user has been on Wikipedia for 16 years, 7 months and 10 days.
Scotland (Location) Template (HR).pngThis user is a member of
WikiProject Scotland.
Portland&MtHood.jpgThis user lives in
Portland, Oregon
Flag of the United States.svgThis user is a citizen of the United States of America.
MLISThis user has a Master of Library and Information Science degree.
WSUThis user attends or attended Wayne State University.
UABThis user attends or attended
The University of Alabama at Birmingham
Quill and ink.svgThis user enjoys writing.
A fountain penThis user prefers to write with a fountain pen.
Library Ecole des chartes 2.JPGThis user is a librarian.
Open book 01.svg This user is a Thingamabrarian. Click here to see my books.
Ian M. Banks 2005.JPGThis user would like to live in the Culture.
Greek lc lamda thin.svgThis user is interested in linguistics.
Cat03.jpgThis user is owned by one or more cats.
Runner stickman.pngThis user is a recreational runner.
Garnknäuel gefärbt.jpgThis user enjoys knitting.
Asahiflex600.jpgThis user enjoys photography.
10 sided die.svgThis user likes to play Role-playing games.
Etrex in hand thms.jpgThis user enjoys geocaching.
2-Dice-Icon.svgThis user is a Board Game Geek.
Spoorbaan houten dwarsliggers alphen aan den rijn.jpgThis user is a railfan.
GFThis user follows a gluten-free diet
Black pan with stir-fried vegetables (broccoli, onion, red pepper).jpgThis user enjoys cooking.
Tetsubin1571.jpgThis user drinks tea.
♀This user is female.