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lathspell
11-20-2009, 08:37 PM
New member here, I've been lurking for two days now just trying to get a feel of these forums. I'm relatively new to this series and look forward to different perspectives on this epic tale.

Should be interesting.

DahLliA
11-20-2009, 09:59 PM
welcome to the asylum. don't worry about the doctors. they're as crazy as the rest of us :D

Nazbaque
11-20-2009, 10:52 PM
Welcome lathspell!!

You may call me Naz!!

Am I correct in thinking that you are a tolkien fan or is it a coinsidence that your name is the Rohiric word for sad news (or something like it haven't read the books in English for some time)?

EDIT: Now that my morning eyes really look I see that you live in lothlórien so that makes my question a bit silly.

Mat is Better
11-21-2009, 02:17 AM
Hi, welcome. Have a glass of taint on the house :)

Anaiya Sedai
11-21-2009, 07:40 AM
Hi, welcome. Have a glass of taint on the house :)

I keep taint as perineum now :rolleyes: .. thanks to the person who wrote my textbook...

Welcome to TL, lathspell! I see you have met some of our inmates. Watch out for Naz, unless you are fire retardant. And be careful with which foods you accept.

~sets naz on fire~
~roasts marshmallows~

GonzoTheGreat
11-21-2009, 07:42 AM
I look forward to you maintaining the pattern of thread titles you've adopted.

Mat is Better
11-21-2009, 12:50 PM
I keep taint as perineum now :rolleyes: .. thanks to the person who wrote my textbook...

I admit that I had to look that one up. Bravo. :D

Birgitte
11-21-2009, 12:55 PM
Welcome, Lathspell! :D

Ozymandias
11-21-2009, 06:03 PM
Welcome lathspell!!

You may call me Naz!!

Am I correct in thinking that you are a tolkien fan or is it a coinsidence that your name is the Rohiric word for sad news (or something like it haven't read the books in English for some time)?
.

From memory, I believe its "Ill news." As in, "ill news is an ill guest," is the quote Wormy gives.

Nazbaque
11-21-2009, 07:21 PM
Yeah I checked it. It's ill news. I concider sad a good guess since I remember the Finnish translation better and there aren't many words that completely match English words.

Belazamon
11-21-2009, 10:40 PM
Howdy!

Zanguini
11-22-2009, 12:16 AM
welcome as your crown prince I would advise you not to eat anything the puce dragon gives you unless you like seeing music and tasting light.
If you have an opinion on just about anything you should try out the non-wot board as there will surely be an opinion which you can disagree with to your hearts content. The topics from last week included such academic topics as cow tipping, beer, boobs, profanity, thread, marriage, gay marriage from a legal standpoint, a pretty cool video game
if you have an opinion on any of these topics and you dont mind being made a little fun of come and join us.

tworiverswoman
11-22-2009, 01:05 AM
Welcome to TL, Lathspell. I"m not sure how of if your name will ultimately be shortened. Probably something dismal like LS. Oh, well - we're all incurably lazy here. And typing takes SO much effort... ;)

I find it reassuring that you've lurked a few days before greeting us here in the newbie forum -- this makes it likely that we won't send you screaming into the hills fleeing our silliness.

At least, for the most part, we keep the SERIOUS silliness (oxymoron alert) for the newbie forum. The "olde fartes" tend to wax wroth when it shows up elsewhere.







It still does - at least anywhere Gonzo sticks a toe in, but he's been flexing the restraints for so long that those who would like to keep this a place for "serious business" just blink and shrug... (and privately giggle, I'm sure).

So, welcome :)

Matoyak
11-22-2009, 01:31 AM
WELCOME lathspell! Do tell us about thyself. What's your favorite book in the series? What about book not in WoT? Favorite character? Most hated book? Favorite genre of food? If you could kill off one character in WoT, who would it be and why? Favorite genre of music? (Can be more than one). Do you prefer pickled okra or fried okra? What country you from? If US of A, tell us which state, if you dun mind? What is your favorite color? What is your quest? What is the capital of Assyria? <someone off-stage interrupts> Oh, sorry, not a Montey Python sketch...carry on then...

Anyways, the insanity wards are down the hall, third door to the right. And just in case JWB doesn't come back, the straitjackets are to your right. He'll have to point out the crooked ones. Please join us in the insanity, it's a fun time. :D (and by insanity, I mean the chatroom)

Sarevok
11-22-2009, 04:52 AM
YAY!!! Another newbie!

*roasts marchmellows on Naz*
*munches*

Hmm? You say I forgot something? Oh, right!

Welcome Iathspell :D

btw, does your name start with a lower case L or upper case i?

Nazbaque
11-22-2009, 04:58 AM
lower case L. trust me on this.

Zanguini
11-22-2009, 11:39 AM
I dont trust you on anything

Sarevok
11-22-2009, 11:48 AM
I dont trust you on anything

Normally, I would agree with you on this. But on LotR, Naz knows his stuff. :)

Zaela Sedai
11-22-2009, 02:38 PM
Consider yourself officially welcomed to Theoryland lath!! (didn't really have a good way to shorten that name...didn't want anything close to RS ;) 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

Terez
11-22-2009, 03:07 PM
those who would like to keep this a place for "serious business" just blink and shrug...
Who are those people?

Belazamon
11-22-2009, 05:00 PM
Who are those people?
http://i91.photobucket.com/albums/k320/jalapenoguy/SeriousBusiness.png

Gilshalos Sedai
11-23-2009, 08:07 AM
Welcome lathspell! Speaking of shortening names, I'm Gil ("Jill"), never GS.