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thisiscooling
11-03-2009, 10:15 PM
I am 21, my name is Caitlin, and I have been reading WOT since I was 10.


Happy to be here! Nice to meet y'all!

Firseal
11-03-2009, 10:46 PM
Um. Okay, I am apparently first. Welcome aboard, its nice to have you, we'll get the more effusive members over to greet you momentarily.

We're a pretty esoteric group here (despite, apparently, landing on a book jacket) but we are always interested in having new folk join in the discussions.

Belazamon
11-03-2009, 10:51 PM
Howdy!

bowlwoman
11-04-2009, 12:44 AM
Welcome! I'm pretty new here myself, so I promise at least I won't bite. :D

Matoyak
11-04-2009, 01:34 AM
Welcome to the forums. Do tell us about thyself. :D
(All questions are optional)
What is your favorite character? Book? Color? Number? Food? Flavor of Gum?
What is your country of origin? If US, what state?
What book had just released when you started reading?
Are you going to get an avatar and sig?
What is the story behind your name?
Add any other things that you feel like adding :D
Also, feel free to ask questions about us folks yourself.
The insanity wards are down the hall, first door to the right. Come join us in there, it's a fun time. >:}

Terez
11-04-2009, 01:45 AM
Hi Caitlin, and welcome to Theoryland. :)

Are you from the south? Just curious cause of the 'y'all'...

Jokeslayer
11-04-2009, 02:39 AM
Welcome to TL.

Gilshalos Sedai
11-04-2009, 07:56 AM
Welcome to TL!

Zanguini
11-04-2009, 08:09 AM
I believe 10 is too young to be reading WoT its good and all that you could read it at that age but I think, especially when you get to books 2-12 that they become a little too adult for a 10 year old.

Salutations I am the Crown Prince of Younglings and I welcome you and your pledge to serve me. As part of your oath of fealty you will receive one vial of Fairy dust shaken out of a real fairy, you will also will get one free ride on bela, also you will be awarded the special knowledge of who to be wary of... such as stay away from the dragon.

If you are 21 are you in college or university? If so what is your major.

Davian93
11-04-2009, 08:20 AM
Greetings and Welcome to Theoryland!!!

Hope you stick around :D

Sarevok
11-04-2009, 09:25 AM
Welcome to TL, Caitlin! :D

*sets Naz on fire*
Although he's not around that much, anymore... :(

GonzoTheGreat
11-04-2009, 09:29 AM
I believe 10 is too young to be reading WoT its good and all that you could read it at that age but I think, especially when you get to books 2-12 that they become a little too adult for a 10 year old.I would say that depends on the 10 year old.

Zanguini
11-04-2009, 02:11 PM
Well I was playing with Tonka trucks when I was 10.

Terez
11-04-2009, 02:56 PM
I was reading stupid books when I was 10, but if I'd had WoT I would have gobbled it up.

Zanguini
11-04-2009, 04:08 PM
Rigney began writing the first volume, The Eye of the World, in 1984 and it was published in February 1990.

Hmmm I was 11 when EotW came out... So I suppose it would have been possible for me to read it.

Firseal
11-04-2009, 05:43 PM
I had Agatha Christie read to me when I was four. I could read H. G. Wells at 10, and did, for fun.

WoT isn't that big of a leap, and if I wasn't scarred by Ten Little Indian Boys or War of the Worlds, anyone properly prepared should be able to take The Eye of the World.

Birgitte
11-04-2009, 05:46 PM
Welcome to the Insanity, Caitlin! You should go visit Sarevok in the chatroom! He's all lonely and the TCA is just too busy to entertain him. I know I'm barely there these days. Just sad for the Queen, but whatcanyado? Stupid Real Life. Pretending it's important.

RogueSavior
11-04-2009, 05:51 PM
Welcome, Caitlin! I'm RS.

And I only bite if you ask nicely.

Ivhon
11-04-2009, 10:12 PM
Hi Caitlin,

Welcome to Theoryland. Hope you find a home in here as so many of us have over the years...but don't let that intimidate you. Some of these folks have only been here a few months and they already feel like family.

Ok...this is feeling to much like a Greeting and I dont do that anymore.

Slack Greeters....somebody should take some pride in her work....

Matoyak
11-05-2009, 01:47 AM
Hmmm I was 11 when EotW came out... So I suppose it would have been possible for me to read it.I wasn't born yet when EotW came out. But I did start reading WoT when I was about 11 or 12. I joined TL at age 13. :D (And rereading the books years later I began to wonder how I ever understood them at all back then.)

Gilshalos Sedai
11-05-2009, 09:35 AM
Y'all are making me feel old. I started reading when I was 17. A LONG TIME AGO.

Sarevok
11-05-2009, 09:52 AM
Welcome to the Insanity, Caitlin! You should go visit Sarevok in the chatroom! He's all lonely and the TCA is just too busy to entertain him. I know I'm barely there these days. Just sad for the Queen, but whatcanyado? Stupid Real Life. Pretending it's important.
True... :(

And I can't even chat at work. Although that's what most of you are asleep, anyway. :(

Ivhon
11-05-2009, 03:31 PM
Y'all are making me feel old. I started reading when I was 17. A LONG TIME AGO.

Bah... you are a babe in swaddling. Green. Wet behind the ears. Shiny, dare I say...

Belazamon
11-05-2009, 04:49 PM
Y'all are making me feel old. I started reading when I was 17. A LONG TIME AGO.
I started when I was 12, I think. But the series was already a few books in by then. ;)

Zaela Sedai
11-05-2009, 09:17 PM
You are Officially welcomed with no Official Greet

/le sigh

Lord Bloodpath
11-05-2009, 09:53 PM
Hi Caitlin :) Welcome to TL

I think I started reading WoT when I was around 22, and that feels like a really long time ago.

Terez
11-05-2009, 10:04 PM
I started reading it around the same time, while Winter's Heart was still out only in hardback.

Zaela Sedai
11-05-2009, 10:59 PM
Consider yourself officially welcomed to Theoryland Caitlin!! (Ummm....I'm getting there with the greet thanks to Seal, but cant format anything but color)As I'm sure you've noticed, we have a pretty decent community of WoT fanatics over here. One of the ways that we keep it all friendly is a short list of courtesies we ask people to follow and, once in a while, actually do get followed. Imagine that! Insane people following some sort of order!


1) Don't flood the board with multiple THREADS all at once.
Allow us the time to absorb, evaluate, and discuss, OR LAUGH at one or two ideas, OR JOKES at a time. Some of us like to do a little research before responding and that can take a little time. Of course, we also have those others who are just a bit slow. Read that as "just can't handle more than one thought in their heads at once" or "dial-up modem". Your choice. I'd suggest "have a real life", but not likely. Does anyone still have dial up? Wow...it's getting hard to give the slow people an excuse

Addendum to 1) Try to stay on topic.
Going off on tangents can be super fun and is something we are all guilty of your's truly included but try and keep threads on topic unless, 1) the thread is dead or 2) the thread naturally moves over to another topic. This rule is much more lax for joke threads, pop culture threads...etc.

2) Try to back up your opinions & theories.
You'll get a lot more respect if you can. Quotes from the books (of which you CANNOT read too much) are your best weapon. Quotes from interviews are semi-acceptable. Gut feelings are pseudo-acceptable. Whitecloak blind-faith is best submitted while wearing asbestos panties.

3) Feel free to get as emotionally involved as you'd like.
Discussions can get very heated. But try not to take things personally. Remember: we only insult the ones we love. Or the ones we eventually hand over to the Trollocs.

4) Be respectful.
A lot of people have been around Theoryland for a long time. Being a Youngling means you're new around here. We do understand that you may have been reading WoT forever, but if you're gonna pick a fight regarding a WoT theory with someone who's an Elder, Ancient or Hero, understand that they've been around for a while now, and probably have posting friends. And Tamyrlin is Lord of the Board for a reason: this whole place is his brainchild. Keep that in mind. They also have posting enemies.... a good little bit of information to tuck away.

Addendum to 4: This is an international community.
In regards to the Non-WoT discussion groups, please respect the opinions of people from nations and cultures other than your own, even if you disagree with them or the policies of their leaders and politicians. Try to remember that not everyone here has the same outlook or life experience that you might. If you want to send a letter or e-mail to anyone in particular to indicate any specific moral, educational, intellectual, or genetic deficiencies they may have, feel free. Just please don't do it here.

Addendum 1 to Addendum 4: We don't all agree about the issues regarding the military action in Iraq. Post about this issue at your own risk. Things seem to be under control now. Though, there have been some flare-ups….be careful. We have had our own TLers over there, back home safe and sound, hope it stays that way. (I can't wait to be able to delete this Addendum.)

Addendum 2 to Addendum 4: Please no angry profanity.
If you really need to tell someone off, be creative. And replacing characters with @$$ does NOT constitute creativity. I like tend to like the Shakespearean approach myself. The smarter and more subtle you are with it, just makes the person look that much more an idiot.


Addendum 3 to Addendum 4: Please be nice to Newbies.
We were all new at one time you are one right now and there is no need to come down on anyone for asking questions that to the elder community may be basic knowledge. This is for you to remember after you've been here awhile.


Addendum 4 to Addendum 4: Please TRY not to feed the Trolls.
Trust me, it ain't easy at times, but ignore the obvious instigators. Just sit yourself down between the Heroes and Ancients sharpening the WTF Couch sticks. There are many on the board who know how to deal with this breed, leave them to it. It can be quite entertaining. If things get too offensive to the population in general, Mods will intervene. Feel free, however, to respond to Gonzo, our Resident Troll, we love him like a red-headed step child.

5) Please don't use the New Users Forum to recruit.
We have plenty of room in the other forums for begging for support for factions, theories, and the TCA. Please let the newbies look around for a while before taking sides in any pseudo-battles. ~looks around~ our biggest offender has not been around for a while ~sniff~


6) Most important: Have Fun!
We do this because we love it and like to think that we are, at least, reasonably intelligent. Hell, some of us have deluded ourselves into believing that we've evolved into supremely intelligent beings! Half the posters here believe that divine supremacy has already come to them! My vote is for Frenzy, and myself, of course. You know the Truth when you see it. Don't let T and her massive bag o' quotes fool you. We will assume some intelligence on your part. You found us, didn't you? Until you prove otherwise…and there are many who have, you'll be safe. If you get hurt if you do prove otherwise, I will offer my one free Healing…but just that once. After that you get to meet a special pair of chains, Mwahahahaa

Remember, you EARN your respect here, it's not given out freely and some may never know the pleasure.


Welcome to our little rounded corner! It’s a great time!



Enjoy!

Zaela Sedai, Official Theoryland Greeter, Mistress of Novices

Terez
11-05-2009, 11:01 PM
If you're having troubles with formatting thanks to vbulletin's weird refusal to allow you to change formatting when you copy it in (sometimes), try copy/pasting into Word, paste special, unformatted text, and starting over?

Zaela Sedai
11-06-2009, 04:05 PM
year I tried clearing the format, I will play more when I get the chance, its down right aggravating lol... let me format color and bolding but nut size? WTF man!

Matoyak
11-06-2009, 04:15 PM
year I tried clearing the format, I will play more when I get the chance, its down right aggravating lol... let me format color and bolding but nut size? WTF man!The size issue is part of the new look and stuff that Tam did. vBulletin itself allows for size change, and the previews allow for it, but something goes haywire in the actual posting of it.

Sei'taer
11-06-2009, 04:27 PM
I started when I was 12, I think. But the series was already a few books in by then. ;)

Sigh...I bought a book in 1991 that had a half book attached. I figured I got a two'fer on it so if it sucked I could just throw it out. Turns out it was the first half of EotW. I was 21.

Welcome Caitlin.

Anaiya Sedai
11-07-2009, 10:05 AM
Welcome, Caitlin.

Do feel free to tell us more about yourself. I'd ask you some questions, but I'm trying to do 4 things at once while listening to the Veloscaraptor wail.

RogueSavior
11-07-2009, 11:37 AM
Teehee... Sei'Taer is OOOOOLLLDDD!

Sei'taer
11-07-2009, 11:44 AM
Teehee... Sei'Taer is OOOOOLLLDDD!


Wisdom, experience, taxes...all things that come with age.

DahLliA
11-07-2009, 12:58 PM
hello there. welcome to the nuthouse Caitlin :D

Nazbaque
11-11-2009, 03:27 PM
Welcome Caitlin!!

*Puts the fire out with his fire extinguisher*

You may call me naz!!

*Puts the fire extinguisher back to his pocket*

No cheating sare!!

Now someone can set me on fire!!

Sarevok
11-11-2009, 04:07 PM
Now someone can set me on fire!!
*sets Naz on fire*

Zaela Sedai
11-11-2009, 06:38 PM
Teehee... Sei'Taer is OOOOOLLLDDD!

So what does that say about Pops LOL

RogueSavior
11-11-2009, 07:50 PM
*shudder*