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Servus Christi
11-01-2010, 09:50 PM
Servus Christi here, been reading the series for a couple of years now, currently frothing at the mouth waiting for the book store to open in a few hours to pick up Towers of Midnight.

I'll be around the forum.

Madgod
11-01-2010, 10:49 PM
Hello and welcome to Theoryland! Standard questions, favorite/least favorite character/s, favorite book etc. Come in and join the insanity.

Sarevok
11-02-2010, 04:43 AM
Welcome to TL, Servus! :)

And like Madgod said: tell us some more about yourself (if you want to). Where are you from? What's your favourite WoT-book? Non-WoT-book? Character?

lowlandr
11-02-2010, 04:49 AM
Welcome!!

GonzoTheGreat
11-02-2010, 04:53 AM
Gonzo very carefully refrains from commenting on the name of the newcomer. Plenty of time to do that later, after all.

Servus Christi
11-03-2010, 10:45 PM
Hello and welcome to Theoryland! Standard questions, favorite/least favorite character/s, favorite book etc. Come in and join the insanity.

Thanks for the welcome.

Favourite characters? Rand of course, possibly the top of the pile but only narrowly. I've consistently liked him throughout the series. I even liked him when he was finally broken by the Shadow (tGS). Loved him even more when he threw the yoke of the Madness off.

Nynaeve next. On my first read I was not her biggest fan. On my re-reads, and especially helped by events in tGS and ToM, I have come to like her even more. The compassion in her, the desire to heal those afflicted.. wonderful woman. The approach she takes with the Two River's folk may seem annoying at times, but that's because she had to take the older-sister-trying-to-keep-the-sibling-out-of-hot-water-for-their-own-good route. And it was all born out of a love she has for them and not her desire to control for her own authority and power.

Matrim, Matrim.. everyone loves Mat. His name is enough here :P!

Lan. The man is just.. Lan.

Elan. The nihilistic philosopher who woke up one day and decided.. "Screw it, it's going to end one day, why not tomorrow?". Got to love that man.

Least favourite characters? Egwene is top here. Then Elayne. Then pretty much all post-breaking Aes Sedai except for a select few. Faile and Perrin once had a spot here, but I see their redemption coming in the final book which I am glad for. Most of the Forsaken for pure failure. Exceptions being such as Graendal, Rhavin, Ishamael, Demandred.

I have too much hate to really go around :p!

Favourite book? Hm.. a toss-up between FoH amd LoC. Least favourite being CoT.

Welcome to TL, Servus! :)

And like Madgod said: tell us some more about yourself (if you want to). Where are you from? What's your favourite WoT-book? Non-WoT-book? Character?

Ta' for the welcome.

I'm located in Scotland, see above for my favourite WoT-book. My favourite non-WoT book? Hard one. Half-tempted to pick something up from ASOIAF.. but I have never been able to re-read that series even though I enjoyed it. Strange eh? I think I'll need to say The Lord of the Rings.

Favourite WoT characters can be seen above. Favourite non-WoT character? Don't know.. I'll just say Dumbledore :p.

Gonzo very carefully refrains from commenting on the name of the newcomer. Plenty of time to do that later, after all.

I pray you never do. I have a bad habit of turning infidels from once arrogant and proud demi-gods into bumbling wrecks, husks of their former selves..

And you seem like a nice guy. Shame to have to do that to you ;).

GonzoTheGreat
11-04-2010, 03:55 AM
I pray you never do. I have a bad habit of turning infidels from once arrogant and proud demi-gods into bumbling wrecks, husks of their former selves..

And you seem like a nice guy. Shame to have to do that to you ;).As a famous statesman said: "bring it on".

Of course, it may be a problem that I'm not arrogant enough. May have to work on that a bit.

Zaela Sedai
11-06-2010, 04:29 PM
Consider yourself officially welcomed to Theoryland Sev!!! (I'm really late! I was reading, no breaks while reaing new WoT books! So none of you are getting real personal greets, be glad you get it in your thread LOL)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: 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 2 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 3 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. We like to try and use enough wit to neutralize the trollies without help...

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. ~do not feel you MUST click on Lordy's sig links and join just cause he's Lordy... it's not mandatory, butt shhhh! I did not tell you that!

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 there are always ways to fight back! With your on bag o'quotes of course!

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
02-06-2011, 06:35 AM
The Naz is back welcome number 15:

Welcome Sev!

You may call me Naz!

*Sets himself on fire*

Gonzo, you are arrogant enough. Not perhaps as arrogant as myself, but for a simple minded mortal definitely arrogant enough.