I'm kind of amazed that there are so many basic topics that are not covered extensively. I do *not* mean that as a criticism, it's just surprising. I am more than happy to get started on some of these "big scope" articles, and hope that others will join in. It's actually kind of nice, for though there are niches on Wikipedia that are almost entirely untouched (the vast majority of work on ukiyoe, kabuki, and certain other Japanese topics are, I think, almost entirely done by me), I never got to do work on the real big topics. Here goes. LordAmeth 04:30, 16 June 2007 (PDT)