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Daemon X
11-27-2009, 07:03 PM
Yo TLers. My name's Brian, and I'm from Arizona originally, but I live in California now. I'm 24, married, and teach high school English.

I've been lurking around the boards for a while, so I thought I'd register. I've actually been hanging out (read: idling) in the chat room for a couple weeks now, so I've already had the pleasure of talking to some of you.

Forewarning to anyone who actually catches me in the chat window, I've got a bit of a sarcastic bent and a penchant for puns. An example from a few days ago, likely formed after seeing another post by the awesomely-named Belazamon: Lews Therin Belamon, called Kin-neigher.

I've also already read Zaela Sedai's newbie sticky, so I'm good on that front.

Noticed a nice little questionnaire from Matoyak in one of the other newbie posts, so here goes:



What's your favorite book in the series? Either Fires of Heaven or Lord of Chaos.

Out of the series? Catcher in the Rye. Also, anything by Shakespeare except the histories, anything by Poe, Piers Anthony's Incarnations of Immortality, Bradbury, Orwell, To Kill a Mockingbird, Peter David's Apropos of Nothing series, The Name of the Wind. Like I said: English teacher.

Favorite character? Mat, hands down. Loial is also often win. Verin. As Leigh Butler puts it, girl is sneaky.

Least favorite character? Nynaeve and Cadsuane. Many non-main/secondary Aes Sedai are also on the list. Faile.

Most hated book? Winter's Heart. Outside of the series? Anything by Faulkner or F. Scott Fitzgerald, especially The Great Gatsby

A character you would like if only _______ happened to them? Hopefully Rand has stopped carrying the Idiot Ball after TGS, so maybe he'll be likable again.

Favorite flavor of bubblegum? Bazooka Joe and Dubble Bubble

Kurtz
11-27-2009, 07:14 PM
Welcome aboard.

Your pun made me do a little sick in my mouth

Birgitte
11-27-2009, 08:22 PM
Welcome aboard.

Your pun made me do a little sick in my mouth

I thought it was awesome.

And Welcome :)

Jokeslayer
11-27-2009, 08:40 PM
So, let's see. Organised, does research, goes to chat, highly polarising sense of humour, answers Mato's questions before he asks them, and what might be a TVTropes reference.

I approve. Welcome to Theoryland!

Oh, and in answer to your question, I believe that if lurks were to start posting, they would be doing so in a mere drawl.

Zanguini
11-27-2009, 10:28 PM
Yo TLers. My name's Brian,...and teach high school English.

hmmm all this seems a bit familiar... i wonder... a guy named brian who teaches high school english....
hmmmm.... very mysterious... hmmm.... I dont think I believe you.... Sir Apropos of Nothing is my favorite all time book. I think that is all i will say to this one ... enter the non-wot board if you dare.

WinespringBrother
11-27-2009, 10:46 PM
welcome aboard!

Name of the Wind, great book :)

English teacher? prose posting only please! :D

Nazbaque
11-28-2009, 02:24 AM
Welcome DX!!

Since you have studied the other newbie threads so well I probably don't need to introduce myself.

Anaiya Sedai
11-28-2009, 04:29 AM
hmmm all this seems a bit familiar... i wonder... a guy named brian who teaches high school english....
hmmmm....

my very thought when I first read that post :D

Welcome to TL, DX!

What's your opinion on grilled cheese sandwiches?

*sets naz on fire and warms some mead*

Sarevok
11-28-2009, 08:40 AM
Hiya, nice to see you've joined at last, after lurking in chat for a week. :D

And yeah, it does sound kinda familiar...

JSUCamel
11-28-2009, 11:44 AM
hmmm all this seems a bit familiar... i wonder... a guy named brian who teaches high school english....
hmmmm.... very mysterious... hmmm.... I dont think I believe you.... Sir Apropos of Nothing is my favorite all time book. I think that is all i will say to this one ... enter the non-wot board if you dare.

Indeed. That is one of my favorite books as well.

Matoyak
11-28-2009, 12:34 PM
I...but... :(
Welcome.
...well that's all...
Nothing to see here. Move along, move along.
These are not the droids you are looking for.
~handwave~

Daemon X
11-28-2009, 01:05 PM
Aw, come now, Mato. I didn't mean to steal your thunder. Come up with some more questions and I'll answer those, too :D

Belazamon
11-28-2009, 02:20 PM
Howdy! Glad you like the name, I nicked it from Uno and DT about five million years ago. :D

To answer your question - if a Lurk starts posting, I believe that's known as "fading in."

DahLliA
11-28-2009, 02:51 PM
finally registered eh. welcome to TL :D

Birgitte
11-28-2009, 03:08 PM
So, let's see. Organised, does research, goes to chat, highly polarising sense of humour, answers Mato's questions before he asks them, and what might be a TVTropes reference.

I approve. Welcome to Theoryland!

Oh, and in answer to your question, I believe that if lurks were to start posting, they would be doing so in a mere drawl.

Approval seconded. ;)

And I'd rep you for the pun, Yaga, but it won't let me. I apparently rep you too much.

Jokeslayer
11-28-2009, 03:30 PM
It's the thought that counts, B. I find the run-up to Christmas an especially important time to remind people of that.

Zaela Sedai
11-29-2009, 01:37 AM
Consider yourself officially welcomed to Theoryland Daemon!! (Yes you get Rep for reading my sticky, but you still get your own! ;) Wouldn't want to miss out :p)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

yks 6nnetu hing
11-30-2009, 10:02 AM
Welcome!

but... but... Faulkner's short stories are FUN!

Gilshalos Sedai
11-30-2009, 10:17 AM
Oh, good! Another grammar nazi! Camel, Terez, Birgitte and I are overworked. You get swing shift.


Faulkner needs to be burned alongside Hemingway and Dickens.

yks 6nnetu hing
11-30-2009, 10:23 AM
I'll agree to burn Hemingway (whiny and overhyped, much like the Stephenie Meyer (sp?)actually) if I also get to never hear anything positive about Oscar Wilde ever again...

Gilshalos Sedai
11-30-2009, 11:32 AM
OK, I must take issue with the Oscar Wilde dislike. ;)

But bash Meyer all you want. ;)

Davian93
11-30-2009, 11:52 AM
Lets never compare Faulkner/Hemingway to Meyer...the former two are legit authors while the latter is a repressed mormon soccer mom with deviant fantasies about teenage boys.

Oh and welcome to TL, Daemon!


~ducks before Gil rips me a new one over Hemingway and his sexist crap~

Nazbaque
11-30-2009, 11:55 AM
Honestly Dav what is with you and soccer moms? You speak of them as if they were some lower life form.

Davian93
11-30-2009, 11:57 AM
Honestly Dav what is with you and soccer moms? You speak of them as if they were some lower life form.

Nothing really, I just use it as a catch all for people that panic over things like "to vaccinate or not to vaccinate", the snowflake syndrome with kids these days, and other annoying PC esque issues facing American society. There is nothing wrong with women that drive kids to soccer or support their kids who play soccer or with soccer itself...all are good.

The Great Serpent
11-30-2009, 03:53 PM
*ahem*

An English teacher, now that's Classy!
Is his school a lot like DeGrassi?
If so we will read,
He's lost it, indeed,
Ten dead in his rampage, so messy!
________
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tworiverswoman
12-04-2009, 02:10 AM
If a Troll(ac) starts Lurking, does he Fade into the background?

Welcome to Wonderland, DX. Love your style, so far.

Poor Mato...

Did you have any "YES!" moments in TGS?

lurk
12-09-2009, 11:05 AM
grmbl. a pun even in the title of the post grmbl
and lurks cannot smile grmbl
should have become hand of the dark instead of my brother grmbl

ah well welcome. :)