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Dajoran
12-15-2011, 05:34 PM
... here's an introduction thread!

Well, first of all, I have been a very obsessive fan of WoT for many years - all due to my elder brother (who is 16 years my senior). I pinched one of his books way back when I was 9 or 10 (around about 1993 or 94) - this was 'Book One' of the Mallorean... After realising I was jumping into a book half-way through the series I went back and 'liberated' a different book... this time EotW proper 'Book One' gorram David Eddings!].

It literally took me a few months to get from Dragonmount to Winternight... maybe a mixture of my impatient youth and the odd change of story from a crazy mountain raising man to a ginger farm boy... but when the Bebops and Rocksteadys started crashing through that door... I was hooked.

Since then I've went through a few stages of fandom, from obsessing over wotmania to levelling my male channeler in the MUD. (
I think I quit the MUD a few weeks after my character started going crazy... I was young and the code they used to simulate craziness was amazingly clever - to the point that it freaked me out a little :o )

I had a period where the obsession was sedated [probably CoT], but flamed through again when by chance I walked into a bookstore on the release day of KoD.

I remember the day, two months after the fact, when I learned of the passing of the much loved and missed Mr. Rigney.

Then the excitement that followed with the announcement that his story would be finished – this of course has now lead to a love of Mr. Sanderson’s works – I enjoy reading his books as you can literally see this man become a legendary writer – he was pretty amazing to begin with, but the growth of his ability - and our luck in witnessing it - is something astounding...

I have been a frequent lurker of Theoryland for a few years... and have probably read the db's compiled by Terez more times than I would care to admit... but I have never been a 'forum' type [as present evidence suggests, I can be quite verbose] - I am here mostly at the suggestion of my lady friend, who has become quite sick of hearing about how the character that Chris Helmsworth played is an ispiration for this hairy man called Perrin (As a result, Thor was a fun movie for me, not for her :D ).

But anyway - HELLO!! :D

Fin
12-15-2011, 07:48 PM
Hi there pretty recent myself, but ive been looking through the forums for quite awhile myself. i ran across eotw about 12 years ago. never got past baerlon for the longest time in reading. wifes uncle passed in 2010 and he had the entire series so i sorta inherited them. after that i ran through them till the end and cannot wait till AMOL. ps i dig the rocksteady and beebop reference. cowabunga!

DahLliA
12-16-2011, 03:44 AM
hello and welcome !

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Terez
12-16-2011, 05:03 AM
I have been a frequent lurker of Theoryland for a few years... and have probably read the db's compiled by Terez more times than I would care to admit...Well then, you are ahead of the game at least. :D Welcome to Theoryland.

Zaela Sedai
12-19-2011, 05:33 PM
Consider yourself officially welcomed to Theoryland Daj!!! (Better late then never I suppose...I'll only give you a couple lashings ;):))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