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Universum
11-21-2010, 03:49 PM
Yeah, so much for a catchy title, eh.

So, just joined this forum, but I've been reading WOT for quite a while.

I am a 24-year old female living in Malmo, Sweden. Damdam. For some reason I started reading WOT in Swedish instead of English (I always try to read books in their original language if it is a language that I know), and simply continued doing so. Right now this kind of sucks, as the company translating the books into Swedish decided that they wouldn't do so anymore (with Knife of Dreams as the last translation), which made me quit reading the books for a while. By now I have picked up the reading again though, and am now halfway through Crossroads of Twilight (in Swedish, though).

So..uh. Yeah. I'm not that good at introducing myself.

But yeah. Uh. Hiya. :)

Jonai
11-21-2010, 04:16 PM
Welcome. Have you been able to read the last two books though. The Gathering Storm and Towers of Midnight? If not, stay away from both the general WoT boards and the Tower of Midnight board. You will be spoiled.

Dahlia should be along any time now to give you the real welcome message. ;)

Universum
11-21-2010, 04:25 PM
Nope, I haven't read these yet, but yeah, I figured that I should be seriously careful before digging deep into anything, actually. :P

Jonai
11-21-2010, 04:28 PM
Good good. Did they translate the last two into Swedish or are you gonna read the English versions?

Universum
11-21-2010, 05:07 PM
TGS and ToM have not, and will not (at least not by the company that translated the rest of the books) be translated to Swedish. It is a wee bit disturbing, since places, titles etc suddenly will have new names, which might be a bit confusing. But I'll get through it, one way or another. It's just annoying when they decide to quit a project this close to the end.

Terez
11-21-2010, 10:31 PM
Welcome to Theoryland. Our resident Swedes will probably make fun of you for not reading them in English in the first place like they did. Well, they would, but they don't hang out on the noob board.

Universum
11-22-2010, 01:59 AM
Welcome to Theoryland. Our resident Swedes will probably make fun of you for not reading them in English in the first place like they did. Well, they would, but they don't hang out on the noob board.

Hah, and they would have all the right in the world to do so. Especially since I really, really dislike the translator(s). There's at least about 10 spelling mistakes in each book. Yuck.

Jonai
11-22-2010, 03:58 AM
Only 10? That sounds better than the English additions!

Universum
11-22-2010, 08:25 AM
Aye, but every English book is split into two Swedish ones.

But yeah, I've been wondering about that - if it is the translators or Jordan's proofreaders that are/were doing a crappy job. Or possibly both. Cuz proofreaders in English can't help if Swedish translators spell the words wrong.. Either way it's very disturbing.

yks 6nnetu hing
11-22-2010, 09:14 AM
Welcome!

Cool, another European :) and a non-Dutchie to boot! NOt that there's anything wrong with Dutchies, I myself am known for my affection for Dutchies... But a bit of variety is always good :)

Jonai, I think you meant edition not addition? Although, technically they make editions via the addition of words together and paper and glue and suchlike... I find it highly amusing to nitpick the spelling of a post nitpicking on spellings :D

Jonai
11-22-2010, 12:38 PM
Of course that's what I meant Y. Apparently 4am isn't a good time for me and coherent thought. Though technically the spelling was correct I just completely used the wrong word. lol

Zaela Sedai
11-23-2010, 10:50 AM
Consider yourself officially welcomed to Theoryland Uni!!! (Hmmm, another Nordic addition...are they outnumbering the Dutch yet? Definitely be careful on th e boards, in fact maybe you should finish reading the series then come back 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

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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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DahLliA
11-23-2010, 08:36 PM
Dahlia should be along any time now to give you the real welcome message. ;)

wait what? shh. Zae might hear you >_>

<_<

*hears the sound of rattling chains*

oh, you've done it now :o

welcome Uni. deffo read the books in English. I started them in Norwegian and then went over to English when I ran out of translations. now I've bought all of the books in English and find that to be way better.

*runs away*

Terez
11-23-2010, 08:48 PM
Why is it that Norwegians always run and hide when there are Swedes around?

yks 6nnetu hing
11-24-2010, 03:09 AM
Because the Swedes used to rule the Norwegians and the Norwegians still remember...

It's been 200 years but they remember. And one day, yes, one day, the reckoning will come!




(only, please don't touch the Swedish banks, they own the whole of Baltics, we'll go bankrupt if the Swedish banks tank)

DahLliA
11-24-2010, 02:16 PM
Why is it that Norwegians always run and hide when there are Swedes around?

I was running in case Zae took offense. not because there's a Swede here. I like Swedes. they got the best blondes and cheap booze and meat.

and don't worry Yks. we got enough oil so we don't need Sweden ^_^

Universum
11-24-2010, 05:46 PM
they got the best blondes and cheap booze and meat.

Best blondes? Ugh. More like bimbos that's been bleeching their hair until there's nothing left. Yuck. And cheap booze? Well, maybe compared to Norway, but that's probably about it. Way much cheaper in Germany or even Denmark. As Swedish state has a friggin monopoly on booze, it's bound to be not cheap at all. And for meat.. I really don't know. Just recently started eating meat after spending the last ten years as a vegetarian.

But..eh. I do like Sweden. On the whole. I just need to complain about stuff. :P

Mort
11-24-2010, 07:24 PM
Best blondes? Ugh. More like bimbos that's been bleeching their hair until there's nothing left. Yuck. And cheap booze? Well, maybe compared to Norway, but that's probably about it. Way much cheaper in Germany or even Denmark. As Swedish state has a friggin monopoly on booze, it's bound to be not cheap at all. And for meat.. I really don't know. Just recently started eating meat after spending the last ten years as a vegetarian.

But..eh. I do like Sweden. On the whole. I just need to complain about stuff. :P

Sooo... not a blonde then? ;)

And don't trust her! She's practically danish! :D

One of the residential Swede's saying hi!

I've seen you post before but never realized you were a Swede :) Should probably have figured it out sooner since your username is "universe" in swedish :P

That makes it... two swedes total? :) Three if you count Powerslave but he's never around much anymore... havn't even seen him much since the new book came out.

Anyways, nice seeing another swede on here. Can't let the yankees think they own the place :D

Terez
11-24-2010, 07:39 PM
Anyways, nice seeing another swede on here. Can't let the yankees think they own the place :D
But Tam is a yank. And he owns the place.

Though I suppose you could argue that Uno is the real boss. He is a yank now but he pines for the fjords.

Mort
11-24-2010, 07:45 PM
But Tam is a yank. And he owns the place.

Though I suppose you could argue that Uno is the real boss. He is a yank now but he pines for the fjords.

Do you have to live quite so relentlessly in the real world?? :)

Why could you argue that Uno is the boss? Don't tell me Uno did a hostile takeover and now is annexing Theoryland?? :eek:

Terez
11-24-2010, 07:58 PM
Uno is Nae'blis, duh.

Universum
11-25-2010, 12:49 AM
Sooo... not a blonde then? ;)

I was blonde when I was a kid, but those days are long since lost. For now, I'm going with black and purple.

Terez
11-25-2010, 01:04 AM
Norgoth!

Zanguini
11-25-2010, 01:41 AM
Yes welcome. I am here to invite you on over to the non-WoT page. But we already have a relapsed vegitarian there.

Didnt Norway rule sweeden first? Or was that Denmark? That had to suck. Could you imagine Puff as your feudal overlord? shudder...

I would make a much better feudal overlord... but alas Navarre never conquered anywhere.

Universum
11-25-2010, 01:50 AM
The parts of Sweden where I live was ruled by Denmark until a couple of hundred years ago..

Mort
11-25-2010, 05:53 AM
The parts of Sweden where I live was ruled by Denmark until a couple of hundred years ago..

Hence you being partly danish ;)



Uno is Nae'blis, duh.


I had no idea.

Terez
11-25-2010, 10:28 AM
That's because it's a secret!

Mort
11-25-2010, 07:03 PM
That's because it's a secret!

Oh I promise, I won't tell anyone!

DahLliA
11-25-2010, 10:33 PM
Just recently started eating meat after spending the last ten years as a vegetarian.

But..eh. I do like Sweden. On the whole. I just need to complain about stuff. :P

congratulations on seeing the light. now tell me. a huge, juice steak or a hamburger clearly beats stealing the rabbit's food right? ;)

and complaining is always allowed. in moderation of course:D

Universum
11-26-2010, 01:07 AM
congratulations on seeing the light. now tell me. a huge, juice steak or a hamburger clearly beats stealing the rabbit's food right? ;)

Haha, uhm. I don't know. I'm still pretty.. sensitive when it comes to meat. ;P It all depends on my mood.

DahLliA
11-26-2010, 08:45 PM
Haha, uhm. I don't know. I'm still pretty.. sensitive when it comes to meat. ;P It all depends on my mood.

you'll come around :D

Zaela Sedai
11-28-2010, 04:45 PM
I was running in case Zae took offense. not because there's a Swede here.


~rattles chains~

No worries Dahl I never punish the wrong person....unless they want to be punished.

DahLliA
11-28-2010, 07:51 PM
~rattles chains~

No worries Dahl I never punish the wrong person....unless they want to be punished.

I know how it is when the chains come out. don't want to become friendly fire:p

Belazamon
11-28-2010, 08:42 PM
don't want to become friendly fire:p
Yeah, I thought that was Naz's job.

Mort
11-29-2010, 07:11 PM
~rattles chains~

No worries Dahl I never punish the wrong person....unless they want to be punished.


Don't offer something you won't be able to deliver. My needs can be quite... extravagant ;)

:D

Nazbaque
02-06-2011, 09:39 AM
The Naz is back welcome number 37:

Welcome Universum!

You may call me Naz!

*Sets himself on fire*

Someone called for a friendly fire?

Alas it seems like the Finn translators are also giving up. The job they did wasn't particularly good, but it's still a great shame since my dad can't finish the series now as his English is nowhere near as good as mine.