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BaD DoG
10-25-2011, 02:13 AM
Hey All,

Just finished my first read of the WoT series several hours ago and have decided to fill the hole that is left by having no new WoT to read by posting/reading wild speculation about A Memory of Light (which can't come soon enough).

I came to the series late (obviously, as i just finished my first read), and have read pretty much nothing except WoT over the past year (with the exception of the new Song of Ice and Fire). Over this past year, i've grown very attached to not only the series, but the authors, and the characters as well.

I'm hoping this forum/community can give me my fix

GonzoTheGreat
10-25-2011, 04:56 AM
You are indeed a bit late. For a long time, the traditional question has been: "Who do you think killed Asmodean?"
But that's a bit less pressing a matter now, what with the last book and all.

I don't think we've settled on a good replacement question for a situation like this, yet.

Terez
10-25-2011, 07:39 AM
Welcome. We shall attempt to be fix-fixing.

maacaroni
10-25-2011, 10:00 AM
I think everyone needs to go through a Taim=Demandred phase, especially as you have just read the series...

Welcome to the board.

(PS He isn't.)

Sarevok
10-25-2011, 10:43 AM
have read pretty much nothing except WoT over the past year

I think most of us who come to the series (relatively) late have been there. ;)

Welcome to the site, Bad Dog! :D

BaD DoG
10-25-2011, 02:00 PM
Thanks for the kind words and warm welcome.

umm let's see.

1. i've always thought Greandal killed Asmodean? can't say exactly why, but that's the vibe i've gotten.

2. In my opinion, Demandred is too proud to impersonate anyone though i'm likely wrong.

3. Bella is a darkfriend, but that's basically common knowledge.

Sei'taer
10-25-2011, 03:11 PM
Bad Dog, meet Bad Dog (http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=e20KxYD9eOk)

DahLliA
10-25-2011, 03:41 PM
welcome !

<-- beer

dog house -->

Janduin
10-25-2011, 04:29 PM
Welcome to the Forums!

The Unreasoner
10-25-2011, 05:37 PM
Thanks for the kind words and warm welcome.

umm let's see.

1. i've always thought Greandal killed Asmodean? can't say exactly why, but that's the vibe i've gotten.

2. In my opinion, Demandred is too proud to impersonate anyone though i'm likely wrong.

3. Bella is a darkfriend, but that's basically common knowledge.
1. I always thought it was a done deal when Graendal was the only one certain he was dead. Your intuition probably registered that subconsciously, and so you just 'knew.' (Another intuitive mathematician! Where do you think RJ got the phrase 'intuitively obvious to the casual observer,'?)

2. 'My pride is strong enough to support a little fat.'
-Lanfear
I wouldn't think Demandred would be too different. Although I agree that he's likely not bothering with the impersonating game. Maybe we can chalk it up to pride.

3. I always hated Bela/Narg jokes. If labeling them Darkfriend and Shadowspawn, respectively, ensures some sort of damnation, I'll ascribe to this theory 100%.

Anyway, welcome. GD is pretty slow right now, unless you want to discuss Moiraine and whether her treatment was subtly misogynistic. Non-WoT is pretty heated, but it also is revolving around only a few issues.

Spending a year reading will definitely get you into the mindset. One 'fix' is the WoT Interview Database (http://www.theoryland.com/vbulletin/showthread.php?t=372), Terez really delivered there. You could spend hours in it.

BaD DoG
10-25-2011, 09:19 PM
WoT Interview Database[/URL], Terez really delivered there. You could spend hours in it.

I've done a fair bit of perusing there. Natually, i book marked the interview with RJ about writing.

Terez
10-26-2011, 02:55 AM
I've done a fair bit of perusing there. Natually, i book marked the interview with RJ about writing.
The new database will make that particular category a little easier to peruse, I think. Much more thorough, anyway.

WinespringBrother
10-26-2011, 12:05 PM
Welcome to TL!!!

I think everyone needs to go through a Taim=Demandred phase, especially as you have just read the series...

Welcome to the board.

(PS He isn't.)

lol, I missed out on that, and I've been on TL for ages... (it was settled for sure the first book signing I went to for COT, and mostly settled since 2k's WH)

Sarevok
10-26-2011, 01:47 PM
Welcome to TL!!!



lol, I missed out on that, and I've been on TL for ages... (it was settled for sure the first book signing I went to for COT, and mostly settled since 2k's WH)

Same here. First thing I did after finishing the series was reading through the WOTFAQ, where the idea was brought up, followed immediately by the quote you just mentioned.

Zaela Sedai
10-31-2011, 03:21 PM
Consider yourself officially welcomed to Theoryland BD!!! (As I post this I am watching my sun have his foot stuck in a ride on train and he is dragging it behind him as he crawls across the room laughing...I'm letting him figure it out for himself LOL :D ))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

GonzoTheGreat
11-01-2011, 04:49 AM
(As I post this I am watching my sun have his foot stuck in a ride on train and he is dragging it behind him as he crawls across the room laughing...I'm letting him figure it out for himself LOL :D ))Sun or son, that is the question.

Zaela Sedai
11-29-2011, 10:39 PM
I could get all sappy and say he is my sunshine my only sunshine