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Viktaar
10-12-2010, 05:40 AM
Before I introduce myself I need to get one thing out in the open: Altough I'm a WoT fanatic with the most part of my heart, I'm also somewhat of a newbie. I've unfortunatly just read the books once and I haven't even read New Spring yet...when I get time (gaze far into the future...).

Ok...anyway my name is Viktor and Theoryland just spoke to my inner geek (who is slowly taking over my soul) and I couldn't resist :)

lowlandr
10-12-2010, 05:54 AM
Before I introduce myself I need to get one thing out in the open: Altough I'm a WoT fanatic with the most part of my heart, I'm also somewhat of a newbie. I've unfortunatly just read the books once and I haven't even read New Spring yet...when I get time (gaze far into the future...).

Welcome Viktor..
You better have some time in the near future. It has something to do with "release ToM" :p

Ok...anyway my name is Viktor and Theoryland just spoke to my inner geek (who is slowly taking over my soul) and I couldn't resist :)

no worries mate.. people here turn you from a geek into a HCFF in no time... Resistance is futile..

Zanguini
10-12-2010, 08:36 AM
first off New spring is like only two hundred pages... second off having your inner geek take over your soul is bad... as there shouldnt be an inner geek He should be let out for all to see if you dont he will just eat you from the inside... third off it is really sad a youngling was the first person post on the thread... fourth off you should join us over on the non-wot board depending on your tastes it will either feed your inner geek or make him mad...fifth off why am i numbering myself... sixth off I cant stop...seventh off ack i am still going... eighth off eighth just looks weird when written down... okay i think i am going to go eat a muffin now... maybe i will stop numbering myself...

DahLliA
10-12-2010, 10:11 AM
welcome Vik !:D

Madgod
10-12-2010, 10:30 AM
and form one youngling to another, welcome vik

Sarevok
10-12-2010, 10:46 AM
Welcome to TL, Viktaar :)

Viktaar
10-12-2010, 10:54 AM
@lowlandr: well ToM will be franticly read as soon as it gets out...but thats just one book not 13 I'm planning a reread after newyears :D I do have a feeling that it's just a small matter of time before I mutate into a HCFF...

@Zanguini: First off numbering is a hidden artform that should be regarded with much more respect, second off I've already embraced my inner geek I'm just striving towards being a knowledgeable geek of doom :O third off muffins... (drools)

@DahLlia, Madgod and Saverok: thanks :D

Terez
10-12-2010, 11:23 AM
The novel version of New Spring is around 400 pages, I think. Something like that. Legends version was much shorter and didn't include anything that happened in the Tower really.

Oh, and welcome Vitkaar! (Sorry, forgot what I came here for.)

One Armed Gimp
10-12-2010, 01:11 PM
Welcome!

lowlandr
10-12-2010, 02:16 PM
@lowlandr: well ToM will be franticly read as soon as it gets out...but thats just one book not 13 I'm planning a reread after newyears :D I do have a feeling that it's just a small matter of time before I mutate into a HCFF...

lol.. the day ToM comes out, I will evade all sites which have to do with WoT. It takes about a week before the book arrives here and I don't want any spoilers, subtle hints, etc.. then I will franticly read :D

third off it is really sad a youngling was the first person post on the thread...

Try bribing Tam into making me an elder.. in that way you'll sleep better at night :p

Zanguini
10-12-2010, 03:05 PM
Try bribing Tam into making me an elder.. in that way you'll sleep better at night :p

ha ha ha
it took 5 years for me to be named elder

Zaela Sedai
10-12-2010, 04:15 PM
Consider yourself officially welcomed to Theoryland Vik!!! (Ooooh.... the TL voices have already started speaking to him!!!) 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

Jokeslayer
10-12-2010, 05:41 PM
Welcome to TL!

Oh, and welcome Vitkaar! (Sorry, forgot what I came here for.)

You mean there are places you go for purposes other than telling people that they're wrong?:p

Nazbaque
10-12-2010, 06:22 PM
Welcome Vik!

You may call me Naz!

*Sets himself on fire*

*Roasts marshmallows*

GonzoTheGreat
10-13-2010, 03:52 AM
You mean there are places you go for purposes other than telling people that they're wrong?:pShe went to Amsterdam with the explicit purpose of not visiting the handbag museum.

Birgitte
10-13-2010, 03:16 PM
Welcome to the Insanity, Vik! Come join us in the lovely and talented chat room. We have fun pointing and laughing at other people and having some of the weirdest conversations ever. Well, at least we used to and we WILL again!



I can totally understand going to Amsterdam with the explicit purpose of not visiting the handbag museum. It doesn't mean much when you aren't visiting because you are an ocean away.

Terez
10-13-2010, 03:54 PM
She went to Amsterdam with the explicit purpose of not visiting the handbag museum.
I went to Amsterdam with the explicit purpose of going to church with you.

GonzoTheGreat
10-14-2010, 03:47 AM
I went to Amsterdam with the explicit purpose of going to church with you.All right, you also went there to tell me now that I was wrong. Still, unlike Jokeslayer was suggesting, that was not your sole purpose.

Viktaar
10-14-2010, 09:35 AM
Thanks for the nice welcome :)

Confinfantry
10-18-2010, 12:00 AM
Welcome !!!