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Enheduanna
11-11-2010, 11:35 AM
Whoops, I didn't realise there was a place to put this! I've been reading WOT since before COT came out, I think RJ is a God (well the Creator anyway lol), and there a lot of very esoteric elements to the story (or is it called a saga at this stage?), which is what is so engaging about it. The fact that RJ has integrated sooo many myths, legends, traditions, etc. means that the story speaks to the unconscious, which leads to passionate debate!

Looking forward to participating, and thanks for the welcome!:o

BTW, my sig contains the first line of "The Great Invocation", which I believe is the most powerful prayer there is.

DahLliA
11-11-2010, 02:53 PM
welcome !

where's that prayer from? it seems familiar, but can't really place it

Madgod
11-11-2010, 08:58 PM
Welcome to Theoryland! Standard questions, favorite book/character, who would you balefire given the chance, anything else we should know, the meaning of life. I guess we should mention the straightjackets and padded rooms are . . . somewhere in the maze. I never picked one up (don't tell anyone) so I don't know where they are. Anyways, come in and enjoy the insanity!

Jonai
11-12-2010, 12:15 AM
Welcome to the site. *nibble*

Zaela Sedai
11-12-2010, 05:45 AM
Consider yourself officially welcomed to Theoryland Enhe!!! (That's why we refer to RJ as the Creator! Miss him dearly :)!)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

Enheduanna
11-12-2010, 01:45 PM
Welcome to Theoryland! Standard questions, favorite book/character, who would you balefire given the chance, anything else we should know, the meaning of life. I guess we should mention the straightjackets and padded rooms are . . . somewhere in the maze. I never picked one up (don't tell anyone) so I don't know where they are. Anyways, come in and enjoy the insanity!

G'day Madgod. Thanks for the welcome!

First of all, sorry, I should have introduced myself better. My RL name is Heather, I'm old enough to know a few things and that I don't know a lot more.

Hmmm... Fav book, probably FOH or LOC. Fav character was Siuane, but now Nynaeve. Elayne I detest, death is too good for her, she should die in TAR so she can't come back! If I used the straightjacket, how could I grab my braid? I'm astonished at how well TLers know the books, and it's fun and educational and TIME CONSUMING checking everything out!

Jonai
11-12-2010, 02:00 PM
First of all, TLers are AMAZING, and second, those books are awesome. Only protest I can think of is that book 4 matches five and six. Nynaeve is a beautiful person. Welcome, Heather. *hug*

Enheduanna
11-13-2010, 08:39 AM
welcome !

where's that prayer from? it seems familiar, but can't really place it

From the point of Light within the Mind of God
Let light stream forth into the minds of men
Let Light descend on Earth.

From the point of Love within the Heart of God
Let love stream forth into the hearts of men.
May Christ return to Earth.

From the centre where the Will of God is known
Let purpose guide the little wills of men-
The purpose which the Masters know and serve.


From the centre which we call the race of men
Let the Plan of Love and Light work out
And may it seal the door where evil dwells.


Let Light and Love and Power restore the Plan on Earth.

It was taught to me by a wonderful and wise friend when I was part of a magical/wisdom school many years ago. I recite it in my mind along with a light visualisation exercise as part of daily routine, the same as brushing your teeth, spiritual health should be maintained the same as physical health. I just googled it and it's also describes as "Christ's Mantra". anyway, I like it and it helps in difficult situations, and it seems to fit WOT in an amazing way :)

@Jonai *hug* back to you;) I started a reread 3 months ago thinking I'd be done b4 TOM, but I enjoyed 4,5 & 6 so much I reread them twice lol and so I've only got up to POD lol, I just hope my cataracts don't get so bad I can't read AMOL :eek:

Jonai
11-13-2010, 09:40 AM
Rereading WoT is starting to become a serious undertaking. It was so much easier in 1992...

I think if I start now and read at least 60 pages a day I'll be done by april of next year. lol

DahLliA
11-13-2010, 10:48 PM
It was taught to me by a wonderful and wise friend when I was part of a magical/wisdom school many years ago. I recite it in my mind along with a light visualisation exercise as part of daily routine, the same as brushing your teeth, spiritual health should be maintained the same as physical health. I just googled it and it's also describes as "Christ's Mantra". anyway, I like it and it helps in difficult situations, and it seems to fit WOT in an amazing way :)

oh. was sure it was from one fantasy-book or another I've read :p

lowlandr
11-15-2010, 06:32 AM
Welcome to you bright shiny new timeconsuming hobby :D

Nazbaque
02-06-2011, 07:56 AM
The Naz is back welcome number 29:

Welcome Enhe!

You may call me Naz!

*Sets himself on fire*

Awwwww hugs!

*Gives everyone a flaming hug*