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TCIndiana
12-14-2009, 04:32 PM
Figured I'd introduct - er, introduce myself, So, hello all. I was lurking in this forum for about a week (I think?) and when I decided to actually introduce myself I didn't realize I had to sign up twice (once on theoryland home, once on the forums) and I was getting quite frustrated, but then I got smart and read the membership FAQ... Now I kinda feel like kicking myself.

I've been a fan of the books since... um... can't really remember, I do know that the first 11 books were already in paperback when I started reading.

when we got TGS, I decided that as soon as I'm finished reading it I'm going to join some sort of forum to discuss different stuff, so here I am!

Anyways, I probably won't post a whole lot, but hopefully you will find my posting to be worth reading.

My favorite types of theories are: theories about the nature of the one power e.g. what can and can't be done?

Belazamon
12-14-2009, 04:33 PM
Howdy!

Terez
12-14-2009, 04:36 PM
By all means, join in the discussion. We're not as mean to noobs as we pretend to be. We're having a discussion on the nature of the Power (somewhat) right now, in this thread (http://www.theoryland.com/vbulletin/showthread.php?t=2825).

GonzoTheGreat
12-14-2009, 04:56 PM
Now I kinda feel like kicking myself.No need to bother with that. There will be plenty of volunteer to handle that chore, I expect.

Birgitte
12-14-2009, 05:30 PM
Welcome to the Insanity, Indy! Feel free to help yourself to any straight and/or crooked jackets laying around (You can't expect a bunch of slackers like us to hang stuff up, can you?). Come visit those crazy people in the chat room sometime (if you can catch them actually talking, it's a good time).

yks 6nnetu hing
12-15-2009, 02:39 AM
Welcome Indy :)

I have this vague feeling that I should know what TCI stands for....

Terez
12-15-2009, 03:02 AM
It's probably just TC, and I'd guess that's his initials.

Anaiya Sedai
12-15-2009, 05:15 AM
Welcome to TL, TCI!
Feel free to jump on whichever bandwagon takes your fancy, and help yourself to some mead and marshmallows.

Gilshalos Sedai
12-15-2009, 08:23 AM
I think I'd prefer the nick, "Indy," if I were you. But then, as was pointed out on a thread in the Non-WoT, I'm a fangirl.


Welcome to TL!

Jokeslayer
12-15-2009, 08:36 AM
Welcome to TL!

Zanguini
12-15-2009, 08:42 AM
Welcome to Theoryland Indy, Dont worry about the fangirls they arent those. Though it might be nice if they dressed up as cheerleaders once in a while... Cause thats what i think of when someone says fangirl... but alas... If you dont mind being picked at and your morals questioned join us over at the non-wot board... The previous was an order from your crown prince.

Sarevok
12-15-2009, 09:21 AM
Welcome to TL, Indy!

And btw, you're not the only one to be confused by the signing up. :)

TCIndiana
12-15-2009, 09:24 AM
It's probably just TC, and I'd guess that's his initials.

You hit that nail right on the head (lucky you didn't hit your thumb... that hurts) I use the nickname everywhere, it's like my online identity or something.
I have run into a couple websites where TCIndiana was taken, but it's pretty rare. You can call me whatever you want... well, within reason.

yks 6nnetu hing
12-15-2009, 09:47 AM
It's probably just TC, and I'd guess that's his initials.

yes, yes, I realised something to that effect. it's just that TCI seems so familiar. ther'es the TCA... so maybe that's why...


but aaaaaanyways, let's see how can I bastartize your name into an embarrassing nick. How about Cindy (you see: C+Indy)?

Terez
12-15-2009, 12:01 PM
TCA, MCI...I can see why you thought TCI might have been something. There's also DCI, but that's rather a niche thing.

Brita
12-15-2009, 02:02 PM
Welcome Indy, welcome!

when we got TGS, I decided that as soon as I'm finished reading it I'm going to join some sort of forum to discuss different stuff, so here I am!

YAY!

Daekyras
12-15-2009, 02:09 PM
let's see how can I bastartize your name into an embarrassing nick. How about Cindy (you see: C+Indy)?

yks, I salute you sir.

Welcome to theoryland TCindiana. Do intellectual close friends get to call you TC....:)

Brita
12-15-2009, 02:26 PM
yks, I salute you sir.


~~whispers~~

Psst!- it's Ma'am.

~~louder~~

Yes, very clever yks :)

Daekyras
12-15-2009, 02:55 PM
~~whispers~~

Psst!- it's Ma'am.
:)

Hangs head in shame :o
Says hi to the ladies;)
Hangs head again:o

SauceyBlueConfetti
12-15-2009, 03:05 PM
Hangs head in shame :o
Says hi to the ladies;)
Hangs head again:o

Don't feel bad. Yks has been here for years now and I still have no idea how to pronounce her name in the real world.

Daekyras
12-15-2009, 03:18 PM
Don't feel bad. Yks has been here for years now and I still have no idea how to pronounce her name in the real world.

Robyn van persie? a little soccer humour...

Sarevok
12-15-2009, 03:46 PM
Robyn van persie? a little soccer humour...

It's Robin :p

Daekyras
12-15-2009, 04:08 PM
It's Robin :p

I was trying to use the girls spelling!!!:)

Zanguini
12-15-2009, 04:10 PM
Or dutch spelling

DahLliA
12-15-2009, 09:43 PM
welcome Indy ! :D

WinespringBrother
12-16-2009, 12:13 AM
welcome, Indy :)

yks 6nnetu hing
12-16-2009, 02:16 AM
yks, I salute you sir. oh that's so funny! my sig clearly says TL Siren... and there's a bunch of quotes by females in there... Not to mention my little pic thing... But I'll take that salute anyways :D

no worries SBC - Cammy sometimes used to call me yikes, does that help? Or did you mean the entire name?

GonzoTheGreat
12-16-2009, 03:09 AM
yks quotes Jane Austen in her sig. Anyone who thinks that could be done by a bloke ... well, perhaps Australians might think that. They're a bit funny, sometimes.

Nazbaque
12-16-2009, 06:21 AM
Welcome Indy!

You may call me Naz.

And on the subject of names both of the 'a's in my name are to be pronounced like the 'a' in 'father'. With the short version you can do what you please so long as there is no question of the letters being n, a and z

yks 6nnetu hing
12-16-2009, 06:46 AM
Location: Turku, Finland

There we go! Naz will know how to pronounce my name - in finnish it would be something like "yksi onneton mieliala" - not sure if I got the word-nuances right though.

Zanguini
12-16-2009, 08:39 AM
you please so long as there is no question of the letters being n, a and z

* Note Zan as a shorter form of Naz's name is unacceptable.


I pronounce Yks's name as Ix in my head it makes since to me.

SauceyBlueConfetti
12-16-2009, 09:34 AM
pronounce Yks's name as Ix in my head it makes since to me.

That's how I think of it also...but the middle part? IT HAS A NUMBER IN IT!

I just stick with Ix, even if that is completely off base. :p

yks 6nnetu hing
12-16-2009, 09:40 AM
That's how I think of it also...but the middle part? IT HAS A NUMBER IN IT!

I just stick with Ix, even if that is completely off base. :p

Ix is close enough :p the 6 represents a vowel that doesn't exist in English as a separate letter :p If you want you can think of it as o. Dai says it's the sound you make when you throw up - yeah, says a Dutchie, the glottal g isn't at ALL like throwing up/gathering a glob of spit/mucus in the back of your throat:rolleyes:

Sarevok
12-16-2009, 09:54 AM
yeah, says a Dutchie, the glottal g isn't at ALL like throwing up/gathering a glob of spit/mucus in the back of your throat:rolleyes:
It definitely is not!

yks 6nnetu hing
12-16-2009, 10:01 AM
It definitely is not!

you're right, sometimes it's like the sound a cat makes when a hairball is stuck in his throat.

Terez
12-16-2009, 10:22 AM
That is such a sad sound.

Daekyras
12-16-2009, 12:30 PM
oh that's so funny! my sig clearly says TL Siren... and there's a bunch of quotes by females in there... Not to mention my little pic thing... But I'll take that salute anyways :D


I'm all about the equality, a man can be a siren if he wants. Well, maybe...

As for the picture thing- I didn't really look. But by that logic I would love to meet Dahlia(Dancing dinosaur) and Terez(friendly spider?) and Sarevok is just plain scary! I am a man in the woods with a crossbow, just like real life.

But you are correct there were many many clues that i somehow failed to spot!

Terez
12-16-2009, 12:36 PM
Ix is close enough :p the 6 represents a vowel that doesn't exist in English as a separate letter :p If you want you can think of it as o. Dai says it's the sound you make when you throw up - yeah, says a Dutchie, the glottal g isn't at ALL like throwing up/gathering a glob of spit/mucus in the back of your throat:rolleyes:
Like I told Gonzo - I can pronounce his name, but I didn't think it would be ladylike to try.

Yellowbeard
12-17-2009, 09:36 AM
There's also DCI, but that's rather a niche thing.

DCI = Director, Central Intelligence?

Gilshalos Sedai
12-17-2009, 09:58 AM
I'm all about the equality, a man can be a siren if he wants. Well, maybe...


Sure he can. He just has to be an incorrigble flirt. Strange Package would probably be the first male Siren, but he doesn't discuss WOT.

FYI: I'm Gil. Pronounced, "Jill." If you say the full name, it's, "Jill-Shaylos."

yks 6nnetu hing
12-17-2009, 10:09 AM
Sure he can. He just has to be an incorrigble flirt. Strange Package would probably be the first male Siren, but he doesn't discuss WOT. Dav would probably qualify too.

FYI: I'm Gil. Pronounced, "Jill." If you say the full name, it's, "Jill-Shaylos." so not like Gilgamesh. that's another type of character completely.

Gilshalos Sedai
12-17-2009, 01:10 PM
Uh.... Dav is already the Fetcher. I can't go around giving equality to our servants now, can I? *weg*

Daekyras
12-17-2009, 04:51 PM
Uh.... Dav is already the Fetcher. I can't go around giving equality to our servants now, can I? *weg*

I'm beginning to think the entirity of Theoryland is a bit like Eyes Wide Shut! Or at least the Darkfriend scene at the start of tGH!!!

Also Gilshalos, when my wife pronounces your name(she's reading over my shoulder and is french) it sounds wonderfully sibilant....she just hit me!!!

GonzoTheGreat
12-18-2009, 02:41 AM
I'm beginning to think the entirity of Theoryland is a bit like Eyes Wide Shut!First Rule of Theoryland: don't talk about Asmodean.

Zanguini
12-18-2009, 08:20 AM
Tom Cruise is the devil... a sexy sexy devil. ... Uh... did I say that last bit out loud... hides

Anaiya Sedai
12-18-2009, 12:46 PM
Tom Cruise is the devil... a sexy sexy devil. ... Uh... did I say that last bit out loud... hides

ewww. nothing sexy about him.

Gilshalos Sedai
12-18-2009, 04:05 PM
Yeah, I'm with Ana. Ew.


I'm probably the only chick on the planet who thought Goose was better looking in Top Gun. (OK, other than Frenzy.)

Gilshalos Sedai
12-18-2009, 04:07 PM
I'm beginning to think the entirity of Theoryland is a bit like Eyes Wide Shut! Or at least the Darkfriend scene at the start of tGH!!!

Also Gilshalos, when my wife pronounces your name(she's reading over my shoulder and is french) it sounds wonderfully sibilant....she just hit me!!!

I've never seen Eyes Wide Shut so I have no clue what you're talking about.

Is she French or French-Canadian?
Bonjour, madame.

Zaela Sedai
12-18-2009, 06:26 PM
Consider yourself officially welcomed to Theoryland INDY!! (Yes I know... very late! I'M SORRY!!!)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

Daekyras
12-19-2009, 06:53 AM
I've never seen Eyes Wide Shut so I have no clue what you're talking about.

Is she French or French-Canadian?
Bonjour, madame.


She's actual french. Bonjour!

Gilshalos Sedai
12-21-2009, 10:43 AM
Awesome! I studied French for 12 years and minored in it in college. It's since leaked out my ears.

Should have studied Spanish, at least I'd have been able to use it in Texas.

GonzoTheGreat
12-21-2009, 10:51 AM
French, Spanish, them's all southern languages.

Terez
12-21-2009, 02:57 PM
You got something against Southerners?

Zanguini
12-21-2009, 05:02 PM
viva la basque!!

GonzoTheGreat
12-22-2009, 02:32 AM
You got something against Southerners?They all speak incomprehensible languages, so it seems a reasonable assumption to conclude that they'll all understand each other without any problems.
That's also the case in Scandinavia, which is to the north, after all.