View Full Version : Greetings from Hinderstrap

11-06-2009, 01:23 PM
Hello all,

I am, of course, new to these forums as you can see from my meager post count and the little Youngling title under my name. I've been a fan of the series since I was a teenager (15 years ago... ) and i've lurked around several other boards for years but i've never before bothered to join in.

The new book got so much stirred up in my brain that I figured I might actually have something to say for once, so.. Here I am!

I look forward to getting to know all of you, debunking your theories, and trapping you in town until the sun goes down. (so you can be brutally murdered and eaten of course!)

11-06-2009, 01:33 PM
LOL! Welcome Zombie!

Brains---we love brains. Big, fat juicy ones.

11-06-2009, 02:11 PM
Welcome to Theoryland! :)

You misspelled Hinderstap.

Just sayin.

11-06-2009, 02:30 PM
Zombies don't spell so well.

You misspelled saying.

11-06-2009, 02:41 PM

11-06-2009, 02:46 PM
You should be proud of your Youngling title, as Crown Prince of Younglings I welcome your service to my office. Being a Youngling is more than just being a shiney newb or a long time lurker who just deigns to make his presence known. A Youngling is an infusion of new blood (even if it is the wrong blood type). And with new blood comes increased vigor and enthusiasm. New blood also brings with it increased flow to the brain which allows us to have different ideals and encourages more and wider discourse. So do not scoff at your Youngling title it is something to be proud of. Do not be too eager to throw off the title because with being an Elder comes an arrogance that cannot be removed with a steel wool and bleach. Be Proud, your a Youngling because you could always be Dutch. Also dont forget to pay your dues. You can send them to me and as your Crown Prince I will deposit them with no reservation. Next probably come the questions.

11-06-2009, 02:57 PM
Welcome to the forums. As a zombie you might want to avoid the political threads (y'might starve ;) ). Anyways, please do tell us about thyself.
(All questions are optional)
What is your favorite character in WoT? (I'm gunna guess Mat, but that's just a hunch... :rolleyes: ) Favorite WoT Book? Book in general? Band? Music Genre? Color? Food?
Nice avatar, it maketh me laugh. Gunna get yourself a sig?
Here's where I would ask about how oyu came about getting yourself your forum name, but I'm pretty sure I have a good guess in your case... >__>
Add any other personal information that you feel like adding. :)
Also, feel free to ask questions about us folks yourself. (Most of us will be happy to answer, I'm sure.)
The insanity wards are down the hall, first door to the right. Come join us in there, it's a fun time. :D

11-06-2009, 03:16 PM
You should be proud of your Youngling title

So long as I don't have to follow around Gawyn Trakand.. hate that guy.

Anyways, please do tell us about thyself.

Yar, my favorite character be Matrim Cauthon, if only he had been killed in that blasted town and allowed to rise as the undead.

My favorite WOT book is probably a toss up between Shadow Rising and Lord of Chaos.

I like rock n roll, rob zombie, the color green, and brains.... mmm... brains.

Dislikes are fast people, shotguns, shovels, and Woody Harrelson.

Zaela Sedai
11-06-2009, 05:08 PM
Consider yourself officially welcomed to Theoryland Zombie!! (yes...listening to that OTHER Z and not the ONLY Z may be detrimental to one's health...but then over the years I've found many of my younglings love the chain)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!


Zaela Sedai, Official Theoryland Greeter, Mistress of Novices

11-06-2009, 08:48 PM
Welcome to the Insanity, Zombie! :D

11-06-2009, 10:49 PM
Howdy! I already like your zombie style.

11-07-2009, 05:38 AM
Howdy! I already like your zombie style.
Welcome to TL, Zombie :D

Anaiya Sedai
11-07-2009, 09:55 AM
Welcome, Zombie :D

I see you've already met the local dominatrix, the fairy abductor (do NOT buy his blackmarket fairy dust!) and the other halfwits.
Help yourself to some marshmallows, get a fireproof coat (unless you're into that sort of thing) and avoid being too shiny, then you should feel right at home here.

11-07-2009, 01:59 PM
welcome zombie. hope you're not a vegetarian. Graaaaaaaiiiiiiins

11-11-2009, 04:33 PM
*Sets himself on fire*

*Makes a flaiming impressive entrance*

Welcome zombie!!

You may call me naz!!

Worship me as the eternal campfire and you shall have marshmellows!!

Gilshalos Sedai
11-11-2009, 04:41 PM
Uh... I see the inmates have already located your lair, Zombie. I see your least favorite movie would be Zombieland, then?

11-11-2009, 04:48 PM
Uh... I see the inmates have already located your lair, Zombie. I see your least favorite movie would be Zombieland, then?

Pffttt... That movie was so fake. We'd totally kick Woody Harrelson's ass.

I don't have a lair though, like all my zombie friends I work in middle management and live in a crackerjack apartment.

Gilshalos Sedai
11-11-2009, 04:51 PM
I dunno, man, he IS from Texas after all. ;)

11-11-2009, 05:10 PM
Now Bill Murray, he really understands the plight of the average zombie... And of course, they had to go and off him.