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vch024
06-08-2010, 08:03 PM
Just wanted to say hello to everyone. I've been deep in the shadows for awhile now and decided it was time to come out.

Birgitte
06-08-2010, 11:22 PM
Welcome to the Insanity, V (typing out your name is more complicated than I feel like dealing with)! Join us in the Light, Darkfriend!

Sarevok
06-09-2010, 02:12 AM
Welcome to TL, vch240! :D

Now say something more to let us know you're not a spammer! Like:
What's your favourite WoT book?
And a lot more questions I don't have time to write out now. I'm sure someone else will fill in. :)

vch024
06-09-2010, 09:35 AM
How bout what lead you to even start reading the Wheel of Time series?

I was with my parents on vacation to Tennessee years ago looking for a book to read in the only bookstore in town. I had started to give up finding anything to read when a local man came up to me. He grabbed EOTW off the bottom shelf, handed it to me and said " Here ya go bubba it's a good book " I bought it and from the first sentence I've been in love ever since.

DahLliA
06-09-2010, 11:57 AM
How bout what lead you to even start reading the Wheel of Time series?

I was with my parents on vacation to Tennessee years ago looking for a book to read in the only bookstore in town. I had started to give up finding anything to read when a local man came up to me. He grabbed EOTW off the bottom shelf, handed it to me and said " Here ya go bubba it's a good book " I bought it and from the first sentence I've been in love ever since.

heh. it's funny how small things like that can have a big impact on your life :)

oh and welcome :D

Ivhon
06-09-2010, 12:40 PM
Hmmm... vacation to Tennessee. "Bubba." Clearly Sei'Taer sold you the book.........better not have been an autographed Winter's Heart.

Matoyak
06-09-2010, 02:04 PM
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And a lot more questions I don't have time to write out now. I'm sure someone else will fill in. :) :D
Ok V, welcome to TL. Insanity wards to the right, straitjackets left yadda yadda. Use 'em as you need 'em.
On to the questions, eh? These are, of course, your choice to answer. If'n ya dun wanna, you don't have to.
Favorite character from WoT? From another series? Standalone novel?
Favorite politician (In real life, that is)
Favorite scene in WoT?
Favorite bubble-gum flavor?
Anyways, feel free to toss in any other random info about yourself you feel like. Or none at all. Your choice, of course. :)
Welcome, be merry, and have fun.

Zaela Sedai
06-09-2010, 07:25 PM
Consider yourself officially welcomed to Theoryland 24!! (you know...like we can get all Get Smart on your arse)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

vch024
06-09-2010, 07:42 PM
Thanks everyone for the warm welcome!!!

It's almost impossible for me to choose a favorite character in the series, but if I had to choose it would be either Rand or Loial. Rand because the depths of emotion and conflict that have been inside of him since book one. Loial because it's freakin Loial!

I try to leave politics to the ravens.... lol

My favorite scene is the battle at Falme in The Great Hunt. I think it's one of the first times Rand starts to grasp what's really going on. It sends chills down my spine everytime I read it. Don't get me wrong there are more engaging battle scenes, but this one holds a spot in my heart.

I like the normal bubble gum flavor and any gum with the word "mint" in it.

Some random facts are: I play folk music, Richard Brautigan is one of my favorite poets/authors when it comes to non fantasy, I prefer mountains to oceans, I love Adult Swim, and in most instances closed toe shoes are over rated.

If there is anything else feel free to ask :cool:

Bane Darkwulf
06-09-2010, 08:45 PM
~looks around~ our biggest offender has not been around for a while ~sniff~

Was that for me, Zae?

Welcome, now I must prepare the bbq and my sword.

The Purple Wyveren been around lately?

Nazbaque
06-10-2010, 09:39 AM
My favorite scene is the battle at Falme in The Great Hunt. I think it's one of the first times Rand starts to grasp what's really going on. It sends chills down my spine everytime I read it. Don't get me wrong there are more engaging battle scenes, but this one holds a spot in my heart.

Ooooh my personal favourite is the sounding of the Horn right before that.

Welcome vch024!!

You may call me Naz!!

And now I must help Bane with the bbq.

*sets himself on fire*

Zaela Sedai
06-10-2010, 05:43 PM
hey BANE!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! !!!!!!!


and no its for GLotD

Bane Darkwulf
06-10-2010, 06:29 PM
Well, I instigated plenty myself, normally with the wyvern.

Belazamon
06-11-2010, 03:22 PM
Howdy!