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crue
11-08-2009, 02:14 PM
First off, I want to say what a great site this is. I've been lurking around for a few months, and have gained some great appreciation for the people on the site, the theories, the debates, and everything else that goes on here. I started by just reading the theories as something to do on my lunch break, but soon I read through all of those and found myself checking the boards as well. I had no idea at the time what I was getting into.

Well then, about me. I started reading WOT back in 1997. It was a purely coincidental thing, as I was at a bookstore with nothing to do. The cover art interested me, so I got the book. I was an instant fan. I've been an avid reader of the series since, having done a couple of re-reads and discussing all my little pet theories with the two other friends who had read the books. They stopped reading, which is why I'm here.

I live in Reno, NV, work for a casino as the graphic artist, and I am happy to meet you all.

Kurtz
11-08-2009, 02:20 PM
Greetings

Sarevok
11-08-2009, 02:45 PM
WOW!!! tGS is really bringing in new members here! :D

Welcome to TL, Crue. :)

Firseal
11-08-2009, 05:36 PM
Welcome aboard, crue. Hope you like it around here.

We're mostly informal, though if you do get active in the theories board experience with citation style, philosophy, logic, scientific reasoning, quantum physics, music history, a battleaxe, basic rhetoric, and how to scream louder than the other guy all help. Don't worry - its fun!

Except the Asmodean Murder threads. Or the Neo-Uber-Taimandred zealots. Those are serious business and the proponents of such should always be checked for weapons and sanity before you start a counterargument.

Anyhow, feel free to look around. Get a feel for the place, talk to some folks, read some theories, stab that guy in the pantry (it'll make sense later, trust me. Plus its fun), you know, the usual. Make yourself at home - its really the best way to accustom yourself to the site. Someone will be along to give a formal greeting soon enough.

Birgitte
11-08-2009, 05:45 PM
Well then, about me. I started reading WOT back in 1997. It was a purely coincidental thing, as I was at a bookstore with nothing to do. The cover art interested me, so I got the book.
:eek: :eek: :eek: :eek:

WOW


Err... I mean, Welcome to the Insanity, Crue! You should fit right in.:cool:

Kurtz
11-08-2009, 06:08 PM
:eek: :eek: :eek: :eek:

WOW


Err... I mean, Welcome to the Insanity, Crue! You should fit right in.:cool:


If I was looking for Deformo-Fantasy I may have been enticed as well.

RogueSavior
11-08-2009, 07:01 PM
Come on now, guys - there was bound to be someone in the Internet who liked the cover art!

And Welcome, crue, to the Theoryland crew!

Belazamon
11-08-2009, 08:06 PM
Howdy! Welcome to the asylum. :D

Except the Asmodean Murder threads. Or the Neo-Uber-Taimandred zealots. Those are serious business
http://i91.photobucket.com/albums/k320/jalapenoguy/SeriousBusiness.png

Come on now, guys - there was bound to be someone in the Internet who liked the cover art!
I actually liked the art for the first and third books. Even seven isn't all that bad.

Terez
11-08-2009, 09:49 PM
The only one that really looks decent to me is 8. Well, 7 is okay. 3 is ugly. 1 is alright but inaccurate as hell. Same for 5.

They keep getting worse because Sweet is punishing us for talking shit about him all these years.

Oh, and welcome to Theoryland, crue. :)

Anaiya Sedai
11-09-2009, 07:00 AM
That's why I like the UK editions: no dodgey cover art..

Welcome to TL, feel free to grab a marshmallow or 5. People here are also partial to grilled cheese sandwiched, although you might stop and consider for a second, before you offer (or accept) them.

Now excuse me while I go and clean raptor spit out of my hair and cleavage.

Zaela Sedai
11-10-2009, 10:42 PM
Consider yourself officially welcomed to Theoryland Crue!! (Notice how many came to the series cause of the cover of the 1st book LOL)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

Nazbaque
11-11-2009, 03:49 PM
Welcome crue!!

You may call me naz!!

As soon as I'm set on fire the roasting of marshmellows shall begin!!

Gilshalos Sedai
11-11-2009, 03:57 PM
The cover art interested me, so I got the book

I believe this is the only case where Sweet sold the book instead of making a would-be fan run away. I know it was because of the cover art I kept putting the book down @20 years ago until I needed a long read on the move from MN to TX. I then reread the book about 100 times.

Yes, I've been waiting 19 years for the end of the series. So, the first person to whine about the wait from TGS to the next one whose title I forget gets a smack upside the head from me and from Frenzy since she's been waiting just as long.

And now that I've walked uphill both ways in a snow storm barefoot, welcome to TL, Crue!

Sarevok
11-11-2009, 04:13 PM
Yes, I've been waiting 19 years for the end of the series.
Hmmm, I think you have me beat there... I couldn't even read 19 years ago. :D

Zaela Sedai
11-11-2009, 06:34 PM
Yes, I've been waiting 19 years for the end of the series. So, the first person to whine about the wait from TGS to the next one whose title I forget gets a smack upside the head from me and from Frenzy since she's been waiting just as long.


I think they deserve a smack from the whole board birthday style....



Hmmm, I think you have me beat there... I couldn't even read 19 years ago. Hmmm, I think you have me beat there... I couldn't even read 19 years ago.

Lol you'd better duck

RogueSavior
11-11-2009, 07:56 PM
What? People are still alive who could read 19 years ago?

Are you sure?!

Anaiya Sedai
11-12-2009, 06:17 AM
I could read 18 years ago ;) just.

*drags in ESC and hides behind it*

Matoyak
11-12-2009, 07:21 AM
I could read 18 years ago ;) just.I was born 18 years ago. ;)

GonzoTheGreat
11-12-2009, 07:31 AM
I was born 18 years ago. ;)And you didn't know how to read?
I had thought that the skill was instinctive amongst they kind.

Matoyak
11-12-2009, 07:41 AM
And you didn't know how to read?
I had thought that the skill was instinctive amongst they kind.Now now, my good man, where did I say I didn't know how to read at that time? :rolleyes:

Gilshalos Sedai
11-12-2009, 08:26 AM
I ever meet you, Sare, I'm going to kick you in the arse. ;)

Sarevok
11-12-2009, 09:03 AM
I ever meet you, Sare, I'm going to kick you in the arse. ;)
Good luck trying. :p

Zanguini
11-12-2009, 09:03 AM
Welcome to the insanity.... I would like to put a thousand dollars on 21 red If I win you will not have to pay dues... If I lose you can take the money from Naz since people seem to think he is some sort of alternate personality.

Gilshalos Sedai
11-12-2009, 09:06 AM
Good luck trying. :p


Old age and treachery beat out youth and skill every time, Sare.

Zanguini
11-12-2009, 09:09 AM
Im going with gill with this one because she lives in texas and you dont mess with texas.

GonzoTheGreat
11-12-2009, 09:35 AM
Yeah, as they say, there's two things certain in life: dyslexia and texas.

Nazbaque
11-12-2009, 10:16 AM
ah so my good-for-nothing brother-in-law-wanabe is gambling my money...

*Hits zan in the head with his fire extinguisher*

*Puts the fire extinguisher back to his pocket*

Zaela Sedai
11-12-2009, 09:43 PM
Wow...how bigs that pocket...

or do you just have a tiny extinguisher?

RogueSavior
11-12-2009, 09:48 PM
or do you just have a tiny extinguisher?

Heh. Pervy kitten says "That's what she said!"

Zaela Sedai
11-12-2009, 09:50 PM
I don't see Kitten logged on...where he be!

Terez
11-12-2009, 09:54 PM
I see him. Maybe he is hiding from you? Been hitting him up for club sammiches again?

Zaela Sedai
11-12-2009, 10:12 PM
lol i didnt mean on AIM :p And he wouldn't be hiding if I was hittin him up for anything again ;)

RogueSavior
11-12-2009, 10:33 PM
Listen, if it's Obvious Cat who's obvious, it's got to be Pervy kitten who's pervy.

Anaiya Sedai
11-13-2009, 03:23 AM
or do you just have a tiny extinguisher?

..and lots of nuts...

Nazbaque
11-13-2009, 05:21 AM
My pockets and their size is no business of yours!

But my fire extinguisher is nice and big!

Anaiya Sedai
11-13-2009, 07:58 AM
I am, for once, lost for words..

Gilshalos Sedai
11-13-2009, 08:04 AM
I, too... wow. And I thought a lamppost was bad euphemism.

Anaiya Sedai
11-13-2009, 08:18 AM
I, too... wow. And I thought a lamppost was bad euphemism.

:rolleyes: it is. Doesn't mean it can't get worse.. you can always keep digging deeper holes.

BTW, did I tell you of that time I managed to run into a lamppost inside the MET Office on a school trip a few years ago? Thinking of that after reading your post seems somewhat wrong.

Zaela Sedai
11-13-2009, 08:52 AM
My pockets and their size is no business of yours!

But my fire extinguisher is nice and big!


Then I for one hope you have big enough pockets to hide it in

tworiverswoman
11-13-2009, 03:09 PM
I wanted to drop in and say "welcome" to Crue, but now I'm almost afraid to...

WELCOME!

~runs and hides~

Zanguini
11-13-2009, 04:19 PM
A thimble is not large Naz

Matoyak
11-13-2009, 04:38 PM
I wanted to drop in and say "welcome" to Crue, but now I'm almost afraid to...

WELCOME!

~runs and hides~Told ya the topics were interesting :D :rolleyes: :eek: <evil emote> :)

Nazbaque
11-15-2009, 08:40 AM
A thimble is not large Naz
I don't believe I ever claimed that it was, but I will say that it's all rather relative. to an ant a thimble is quite large indeed. And from the cosmic pov we are all so small that making comments on the size of a thimble is a bit pointless.