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Laela
11-12-2009, 08:29 PM
Hey everyone!

I was sucked back into the series after a breakneck reread of the series upon discovering the impending publication of The Gathering Storm.

I fell in love with the books again - and went in search of like-minded people.

;) So here I am!

RogueSavior
11-12-2009, 08:33 PM
Welcome, Laela!

I'll let the rest give you their respective spiels, but welcome nonetheless for my lack of spiel!

Jokeslayer
11-12-2009, 08:38 PM
Welcome to TL!

The Great Serpent
11-12-2009, 08:44 PM
*ahem*

Delurking - Oh my, what a verb!
Your word choice has proven superb!
No longer the newest,
Though Saucey?s still bluest,
This Serpent?s now given his blurb!
________
Avandia death (http://classactionsettlements.org/)

Terez
11-12-2009, 08:47 PM
Welcome Laela! I don't have a spiel either. I used to offer kaf, but soon figured out no one would take it since Callandor used to give out kaf laced with crimsonthorn.

RogueSavior
11-12-2009, 08:53 PM
Don't lie, Terez.

You don't have a spiel because none of the cool kids were giving a spiel!

Zaela Sedai
11-12-2009, 10:32 PM
Consider yourself officially welcomed to Theoryland LAELA!! (Here's the spiel)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

Belazamon
11-12-2009, 11:45 PM
Howdy!

Hey, Terez, you should ask Uno about the poison kaf sometime, if you haven't already.

Terez
11-12-2009, 11:48 PM
Don't lie, Terez.

You don't have a spiel because none of the cool kids were giving a spiel!
If I do have a spiel, maybe you can be a helpful puppy and find it for me. Links will do. :)

RogueSavior
11-13-2009, 12:17 AM
You know, it's entirely possible that when you first came to Theoryland you noticed that none of the cool kids had spiels and thus never picked one up.

That you don't have one is not indicative of my statement being false.

Plus, people who aren't real wouldn't have spiels anyway.

Terez
11-13-2009, 12:21 AM
There are cool kids at Theoryland? I hadn't noticed....

Oh, wait. There's Mutt. But he doesn't post on the noob board...

Birgitte
11-13-2009, 12:43 AM
Welcome to our little rounded corner, Laela! (That used to be someone else's spiel. I don't remember whose. But I like it. :D ) Come visit the chatroom sometime. It's currently a bit flaky, but Camel's working on it!


There are cool kids at Theoryland?

Well, the plural is a bit much, but duh. I see TL's cool kid every time I look in the mirror.

Belazamon
11-13-2009, 12:48 AM
Well, the plural is a bit much, but duh. I see TL's cool kid every time I look in the mirror.
He just stands behind you at all times? That's gotta be a little creepy.

Birgitte
11-13-2009, 12:57 AM
He just stands behind you at all times? That's gotta be a little creepy.


:p No. TL's cool kid is me. Not my stalker.:p


:cool:

Nazbaque
11-13-2009, 06:07 AM
You can argue about the title of cool all year if you like, but I claim hot as my own!

*Sets himself on fire*

Any challenges?

Welcome Laela!!

You may call me naz!!

EDIT: My morning brain finally realized what was odd with your name. It's only one letter away from Zaela!

GonzoTheGreat
11-13-2009, 06:34 AM
Any challenges?Brita may be hotter than you are. Some others too, come to think of it. You don't seem all that hot, after all.

Nazbaque
11-13-2009, 06:50 AM
*Roasts a marshmellow for Gonzo*

That's how hot I am.

Now if Brita were to set herself on fire, I would have some competition. Or if Anaiya did it.

GonzoTheGreat
11-13-2009, 07:47 AM
Hah! They are so hot that they don't even need to feed me marshmellows for me to tolerate them in my presence.

Eats marshmellow.

Sarevok
11-13-2009, 07:51 AM
Now if Brita were to set herself on fire, I would have some competition. Or if Anaiya did it.
Naz... you're no match for Anaiya, whether she's on fire or not. :p

Why do I feel like I've forgotten something??:confused:

:eek:
Oh! Welcome, Laela!

Gilshalos Sedai
11-13-2009, 09:02 AM
Well, I don't know if we're like-minded... do some of us still have minds?

Welcome to TL, Laela!

Anaiya Sedai
11-13-2009, 09:15 AM
I thought my ears were burning :D
Of course, without seeing a photo of Naz, I can't comment. (or have I missed you on my facebook list?)

T, you offered me Kaf when I joined, but I don't remember if I was possibly the last one..

welcome to TL, Laela!

*Rolls in a keg of mead*

Sarevok
11-13-2009, 09:22 AM
I thought my ears were burning :D
Of course, without seeing a photo of Naz, I can't comment. (or have I missed you on my facebook list?)

I think there's one in my photobucket. :)

yks 6nnetu hing
11-13-2009, 09:38 AM
Hi Laela

welcome to the um... place... with the... er... people... we like to, you know, discuss the... um... yeah, the books!

man, am I glad it's Friday!

Friday the 13th :eek:

Laela
11-13-2009, 02:23 PM
Thank you for all the warm welcomes! :D

RogueSavior
11-13-2009, 02:54 PM
In an on-topic question, Laela, I think you ought to let us know how hot you are!

Gilshalos Sedai
11-13-2009, 03:00 PM
If, in fact, you are a girl, RS means. Though I suppose he might be interested if you're a guy. Remember Verin and Bela?

RogueSavior
11-13-2009, 03:06 PM
The topic was hotness, regardless of gender.

though I admit to possibly following into the Verin/Bela Trap...

Matoyak
11-13-2009, 03:13 PM
Welcome Laela! Do tell us about thyself. What's your favorite book in the series? Favorite character? Least favorite character? Most hated book? Is there a character you would like if only _______ happened to them? If so, what goes into that blank? If you could kill off one character in WoT, who would it be and why? (not necessarily the same as your least liked.) What would you do if someone gave you a million tax-free dollars (or whatever your currency of choice for your country is).

Speaking of, what country you from? If USA, what state?

Anyways, the insanity wards are down the hall, third door to the right. Please join us, it's a fun time. (Hint: Insanity ward = chatroom)

EDIT: And wow, you got yourself an interesting topic for your newbie thread. Congratulations! :D ;)

tworiverswoman
11-13-2009, 03:31 PM
Holy cow - there's STUFF in the Newcomer Forum! Why didn't anybody TELL me?

Welcome to TL, Laela. I think you are the first newbie in YEARS who didn't have a name everyone wanted to meddle with (too long, too cryptic, too weird...)

Mato has a good list of questions for your responses, if you choose to tell us :)

My favorite book wobbles. At this moment it's TGS - no question!

I hope you have a long and happy stay here.

Sarevok
11-13-2009, 06:25 PM
Holy cow - there's STUFF in the Newcomer Forum! Why didn't anybody TELL me?

The forums get marked when there are new posts in them...;)

Matoyak
11-13-2009, 06:40 PM
The forums get marked when there are new posts in them...;)And besides that:
Matoyak: HOW COME you aren't in these wonderful newbie threads?I DID tell you ;)

tworiverswoman
11-13-2009, 08:01 PM
And besides that:
I DID tell you ;)And the moment you did - I was THERE!

Sare - shush. Don't make me look like a lazy moron. <.<

>.>

Sarevok
11-14-2009, 03:00 AM
Sare - shush. Don't make me look like a lazy moron. <.<

>.>
I never said you were a moron... :)

GonzoTheGreat
11-14-2009, 05:02 AM
Sare - shush. Don't make me look like a lazy moron.It is not Sare who is doing that.

I'm sure that makes you feel a lot better. :p

Anaiya Sedai
11-14-2009, 06:09 AM
The boys like to talk about hotness, brasizes and grilled cheese.. :rolleyes:

Zaela Sedai
11-14-2009, 10:43 AM
mmmmmmm grillled cheese!!!!!!!!!!!!

Firseal
11-14-2009, 08:04 PM
Welcome to Theoryland, Laela (now if only we can find Layla. We'd have a real pair)! Make yourself at home, have fun, don't mind the crazy people - they are more or less here for either fun or local color. One of the two.

Remember to not take anything too seriously, and you are present here for your own entertainment / elucidement / enjoyment. In other words, nothing here should stress you. Oh, and avoid the pantry. Between the eldritch horrors, stolen food, and all the stabbings, its just not a place to get snackies any more.

Zanguini
11-14-2009, 11:06 PM
I sell snacks at 5 dollars a piece if you do not like fighting the pantry

Firseal
11-15-2009, 01:02 AM
Hey!

No safe snack choices.

They want tasty treats, they take the same risks as anyone else. Knives in the dark, whispering shadows, RS, and the long forgotten lobster. Also someone seems to have handed Nazbaque a box of kitchen matches when he went looking for a midnight snack.

If I have to go into that to get myself something to eat, so does everyone else. Which is why I am selling shivs to anyone who is hungry.

Nazbaque
11-15-2009, 09:54 AM
Also someone seems to have handed Nazbaque a box of kitchen matches when he went looking for a midnight snack.
You can beat me. You can torture me. But I will never tell you that it was Tru!!

tworiverswoman
11-16-2009, 04:22 AM
I uh er ... uhm.

~looks shifty-eyed~

Firseal
11-16-2009, 04:27 AM
If it makes you feel any better I already knew. I am punishing you by telling PD you are giving other fellows gifts, and Nazbaque by not telling him where the new flamethrower with grenade launcher attachment is.

GonzoTheGreat
11-16-2009, 04:55 AM
I uh er ... uhm.

~looks shifty-eyed~You? No!

Matoyak
11-16-2009, 05:55 AM
You? No!And Gonzo's final utterance hung in the air in a very Balefire-esque way, (but are obviously not balefire effects.) And thus the question was asked forevermore: "Who killed Gonzo?" :eek:

Zanguini
11-16-2009, 08:54 AM
It was RS.... I have the proof... I just need to find it... But first without any proof I will make a faction and shout down any other person who thinks it is someone other than RS... Until there is no more opposition and thus I win by default without really having to prove anything.

Nazbaque
11-16-2009, 12:06 PM
If it makes you feel any better I already knew. I am punishing you by telling PD you are giving other fellows gifts, and Nazbaque by not telling him where the new flamethrower with grenade launcher attachment is.
Bah! Grenade launchers are for ppl with weak arms and flame throwers for those who can't hold a mouthfull of 90% spirits long enough to light a match and aim.

Firseal
11-16-2009, 04:43 PM
Bah! Grenade launchers are for ppl with weak arms and flame throwers for those who can't hold a mouthfull of 90% spirits long enough to light a match and aim.

Which is why you own three, huh.

Zanguini
11-16-2009, 05:03 PM
new flamethrower with grenade launcher attachment is.

This seems needlessly dangerous towards the operator... Not all of us are flame retardant like Naz

Nazbaque
11-16-2009, 05:05 PM
Which is why you own three, huh.
Well yes. I mean that's why their previous owners are no longer here.

Firseal
11-17-2009, 01:27 AM
This seems needlessly dangerous towards the operator... Not all of us are flame retardant like Naz

Yeah, but its endlessly funny for the arms merchant.
Which, for those who didn't take part in the WoT written RPG, you may have forgotten that I am. As far as Theoryland goes at least.

Zanguini
11-17-2009, 09:24 AM
Rule of Acquisition #34- War is good for business.

lurk
12-09-2009, 11:07 AM
delurking eh? hmmmmm...


welcome to TL