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greebo
09-30-2010, 02:00 PM
Hey there, Greebo here. Like so many, I've been reading these books since I was like 15 years old. lol- I'll be 36 in 2 weeks! I've been hanging around WoT sites for many years, but this is the first time I've joined one.
I just want to note that, even though some people dismiss fantasy, these books have deeply impacted the way I think about so many issues. It's good to see how well loved the series is!

greebo
09-30-2010, 02:05 PM
Actually, that being said, I'm curious to know how these books have affected anyone else's way of thinking on so many issues. After all, most of us probably started reading them as teens or early twenty-somethings. A very impressionable age group.

tworiverswoman
09-30-2010, 03:07 PM
Welcome to TL, PTerry fan. (And RJ fan, obviously) :)

I'm an Olde Pharte (more or less) so I only read them for pleasure -- which I received in great quantities (except for CoT).

Glad you wandered over to our rounded corner of the web, hope you stay for a while and post often.

The usual run of questions; i.e., who's your favorite character (Mat, of course); which is your favorite book, who do you want to drop off a cliff, who killed Asmo, what's your bankcard pin numb.. oh, wait, sorry. Got carried away.

Anyway... hello :)

Nazbaque
09-30-2010, 06:16 PM
Welcome you old softie!!

You may call me Naz!

Hmmmm let's see now... I need a long copper rod and a square of zinch large enough to stand on... check.

Now I'll take them to that hilltop... oh good there is a small pool of water here.

*Takes of his shoes*

Okay now my hands and feet are nice and wet.

*Stands on the square of zinch*

*Waves copper rod*

ALL GODS ARE BASTARDS!!

...

Bloody hell I think I've gone blind!

Tru! Did it work? Am I on fire?

Zaela Sedai
09-30-2010, 09:01 PM
Consider yourself officially welcomed to Theoryland Greebo!!! (Be honored to have the first personal greet of my return!!! yeahyeah it was only a 2 week absence..shhhh) 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.

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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.

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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.

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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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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

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Welcome to our little rounded corner! It’s a great time!



Enjoy!

Zaela Sedai, Official Theoryland Greeter, Mistress of Novices

yks 6nnetu hing
10-01-2010, 02:01 AM
Actually, that being said, I'm curious to know how these books have affected anyone else's way of thinking on so many issues. After all, most of us probably started reading them as teens or early twenty-somethings. A very impressionable age group.

Welcome Greebo :)

well, I suppose to answer your question the WoT books solidified my most basic world-view in the expression "take whatever you want and pay for it". Also, I very literally wouldn't be where I am without WoT.

greebo
10-01-2010, 10:24 AM
thanks for that yks etcetera..:rolleyes:
For me, it helped me to develope a sense of coming at an issue from all sides- that people always do what they do and think what they think for a reason. There are a lot of other things, but this wa a big one.

greebo
10-01-2010, 10:31 AM
Welcome to TL, PTerry fan. (And RJ fan, obviously) :)

I'm an Olde Pharte (more or less) so I only read them for pleasure -- which I received in great quantities (except for CoT).

Glad you wandered over to our rounded corner of the web, hope you stay for a while and post often.

The usual run of questions; i.e., who's your favorite character (Mat, of course); which is your favorite book, who do you want to drop off a cliff, who killed Asmo, what's your bankcard pin numb.. oh, wait, sorry. Got carried away.

Anyway... hello :)
hi Tworiverswoman... More of a "favorite scenes" guy as opposed to a favotite book, and that changes as often as my favorite character does. As of this moment, Egwene and Nyneave have made great strides there- actually all of the female characters are pretty amazing lately. Bank card number- 555... ;)

Birgitte
10-04-2010, 03:30 PM
Welcome to the Insanity, Greebo! Try to leave all the wolves and wolfbrothers alone. I know it relieves your boredom, but they get all cranky and while it's fun for one-eyed cats, it's rather annoying for the rest of us. ;)

Sarevok
10-04-2010, 03:40 PM
Welcome to TL, Greebo! :)

lowlandr
10-05-2010, 03:02 AM
Welcome here!! May you find posts and threads, and post some new threads :p

I just want to note that, even though some people dismiss fantasy, these books have deeply impacted the way I think about so many issues.

I believe that good books are about the 'believability/recognision' of the characters and about the talent of the author to tell a story, less about the setting/genre.

Confinfantry
10-17-2010, 11:39 PM
Welcome!!

DahLliA
10-19-2010, 04:23 PM
welcome ! :D