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Ahumm
08-22-2010, 01:14 AM
Hi all,

Just wanted to slip in here and introduce myself. I've lurked here and a few other WoT related places for a year or so but only recently got around to actually making an account. I am one of those 19 year old male types raised primarily in Washington state but attending a school in upstate New York.

I was introduced to the series around the age of 10 and it has easily been my favorite set of books ever since with at least one full re-reading annually (More if I get bored or have time). That said I think Mat holds the rank of best character in my mind with Lan not far behind.

I spend most of my free time reading just about whatever I can get my hands on from novels to science journals to cookbooks but my true love has always been the fantasy genre with occasional forays into science fiction.

Much of what little portion of my free time that is not taken up by reading is spent listening to music and cooking.

And that's about the point I ran out of things to say, so yeah, hello.

Edit: I suppose I might as well mention that I just started a re-read three days ago, up to tFoH now.

Nazbaque
08-22-2010, 01:48 AM
Welcome Ahumm!!

You may call me Naz!

Now someone set me on fire or feel the wrath of my stick!

Queen of Malkier
08-22-2010, 03:28 AM
*Torches Naz.* no need to swing that stick around!

Welcome to the boards, Ahumm! glad you have finally made an account =)

Sarevok
08-22-2010, 04:03 AM
Welcome to TL, Ahumm! :D

Anaiya Sedai
08-22-2010, 05:38 AM
Welcome to TL!

iokepa
08-22-2010, 07:10 AM
Hello, and welcome. Got any particular dishes you are just plain awesome at making?

DahLliA
08-22-2010, 11:54 AM
welcome ! :D

Ahumm
08-22-2010, 02:22 PM
Thanks for the welcome all.

And Iokepa, I make an amazing tenderloin rub and can pull off a pretty awesome bittersweet chocolate truffle tart, to name a few.

Birgitte
08-22-2010, 07:10 PM
Welcome to the Insanity, Ahumm!

Terez
08-22-2010, 07:33 PM
So....why, exactly, is your name a clearing of the throat?

I just finished TFOH in my re-read, but this one is going slow. Very difficult to re-read for me these days. I just got to chapter 1 of LOC and it's like I have that chapter memorized, I've analyzed it so much.

Ahumm
08-22-2010, 08:37 PM
So....why, exactly, is your name a clearing of the throat?

I just finished TFOH in my re-read, but this one is going slow. Very difficult to re-read for me these days. I just got to chapter 1 of LOC and it's like I have that chapter memorized, I've analyzed it so much.

It's a name I picked up years ago somewhere and have just been using ever since primarily out of habit. I suppose I could have gone with one of my more recent screen names such as Yksisarvinen but whatever.

I know what you mean on the difficulty of rereading some parts of the books.

GonzoTheGreat
08-23-2010, 03:31 AM
It's a name I picked up years ago somewhere and have just been using ever since primarily out of habit. I suppose I could have gone with one of my more recent screen names such as Yksisarvinen but whatever.Well, then we could've called you Yks, which would have been more convenient, all things considered.

Ahumm
08-23-2010, 03:41 AM
Well, then we could've called you Yks, which would have been more convenient, all things considered.

I suppose that is slightly easier in a text based communication system.

Sarevok
08-23-2010, 03:44 AM
Well, then we could've called you Yks, which would have been more convenient, all things considered.

No, we wouldn't :p. Yks might object. :)

Nazbaque
08-23-2010, 03:47 AM
It's a name I picked up years ago somewhere and have just been using ever since primarily out of habit. I suppose I could have gone with one of my more recent screen names such as Yksisarvinen but whatever.

I know what you mean on the difficulty of rereading some parts of the books.
You're a Finn then?

GonzoTheGreat
08-23-2010, 03:54 AM
No, we wouldn't :p. Yks might object. :)Then we would get the War Of The Ykses, which would enliven things around here.

Terez
08-23-2010, 04:20 AM
You're a Finn then?
Doubtful, since he said he was raised in Washington state.

Nazbaque
08-23-2010, 04:24 AM
Finn parents then

Ahumm
08-23-2010, 04:31 AM
Alas, only an eighth on my father's side.

Nazbaque
08-23-2010, 04:34 AM
More than most of the world's population has.

Just thought you might have a connection as "yksisarvinen" is unicorn in Finnish.

Ahumm
08-23-2010, 04:40 AM
Indeed. My usage of that stems from an argument I once got into with a friend while mildly intoxicated about the relative awesomeness of various mythological creatures. I don't remember much of the discussion itself but I am told I presented the unicorn's case eloquently and eventually won the argument.

GonzoTheGreat
08-23-2010, 04:47 AM
The unicorn is very good at luring virgin girls away from all non-virgins, and getting them all alone. Which, I think you'll realise if you think on it a bit, is a rather awesome trick.

Nazbaque
08-23-2010, 04:50 AM
A fine Finnish tradition the drunken argument. Bonus points for winning it and not remembering how. Another bonus for the posh subject.

Help me out guys! I can only rep him once.

Ahumm
08-23-2010, 04:50 AM
From what little I recall, that and the fact that a unicorn's horn would gore the hell out of you were the cornerstone of my argument.

Nazbaque
08-23-2010, 04:58 AM
You know someone is going to start calling you "horny" for that. Best to just go along with it.

Ahumm
08-23-2010, 05:04 AM
I have had worse nicknames.

yks 6nnetu hing
08-23-2010, 05:30 AM
It's a name I picked up years ago somewhere and have just been using ever since primarily out of habit. I suppose I could have gone with one of my more recent screen names such as Yksisarvinen but whatever.

I know what you mean on the difficulty of rereading some parts of the books.

welcome.

I'm yks. :p see people? totally normal handle to have! and yes, I would object to someone else using it.

Ahumm
08-23-2010, 05:44 AM
Well then I guess it's a good thing I went with Ahumm, otherwise we may have needed to engage in a fight to the death or perhaps some other contest of skill that I actually stand a chance of winning.

Sarevok
08-23-2010, 07:46 AM
Help me out guys! I can only rep him once.

Got him for you. :)

Zaela Sedai
08-30-2010, 06:35 PM
Consider yourself officially welcomed to Theoryland HORNY!!! (I win the aregument, bottom line, and there's only one YKS) 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.

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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

Nazbaque
08-31-2010, 01:34 AM
Consider yourself officially welcomed to Theoryland HORNY!!
Told you

tworiverswoman
09-04-2010, 08:48 PM
Thanks for the welcome all.

And Iokepa, I ... can pull off a pretty awesome bittersweet chocolate truffle tart...~wipes up drool~

that sounds ... really fattening.

But, OMG, so tasty...

Cary Sedai
09-07-2010, 01:05 PM
Welcome, Ah!

~sprinkles fairy dust on the newbie~