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Cortar
06-10-2012, 02:58 AM
Even though I rarely post....


Hi my name is ______ but you can call me Cortar. I have been here for a little bit and not really contributed much except bug people like Terez and stuff by having them look up stuff I didn't know.

I started reading the WoT in, technically, 3rd or 4th grade (im 21 for reference). My grandparents took me to a bookstore to get a new book (im such a nerd...) after we went to a museum and I picked up the repackaged Eye of the World that was split into 2 books. I didn't finish it because it was a little too much for me then, but in the 6th grade I went through the entire series and have been hooked sense. One of my funniest memories from school is people asking me what I was reading was about and me lost for words (how do you describe book 6 to someone who doesn't really read fantasy?)

GonzoTheGreat
06-10-2012, 05:14 AM
Hello ______, welcome to the board.

One of my funniest memories from school is people asking me what I was reading was about and me lost for words (how do you describe book 6 to someone who doesn't really read fantasy?)
People running around, trying to decide whether or not to stab each other in the back, or wondering who will (try to) stab them in the back next. With a bunch of big armies and some random love interests added to the mix.

That description actually works well for most of the books, come to think of it. For TEOTW you would have to leave out the big armies, though.

Terez
06-10-2012, 01:05 PM
Men in black, blowing stuff up.

Anaiya Sedai
06-10-2012, 02:55 PM
yes that works.

hello guy-with-no-nam-cortar, I am Ana. I sometimes go AWOL for periods of time and am rather self involved.
as you have been around for a while I don't think I need to point you towards the straitjackets.

Zombie Sammael
06-10-2012, 03:16 PM
Be officially welcomed by me, Cortar. I hope you don't mind if I just call you Cortar. It's easier to type than ______, after all. I've liked some of your responses so far, so keep up the good work and hard thinkin'.

GonzoTheGreat
06-11-2012, 04:33 AM
I hope you don't mind if I just call you Cortar. It's easier to type than ______, after all.
Only if you put store in getting the number of underscores precisely right. Otherwise, just press shift and bang a couple of times on the minus sign of your keyboard: _______.

PS I had to check to see whether or not I had gotten the length right.

DahLliA
06-12-2012, 07:29 AM
Welcome ______ !

<-- _________ ____ __ _____

beer ->

Zaela Sedai
06-17-2012, 02:52 PM
Consider yourself officially welcomed to Theoryland _________!!! (Ooh the underscore thing is fun!!!.;))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

Cortar
07-14-2012, 10:03 PM
Hi everyone, thanks for the welcome!

About the describing books thing: I've never been good at that bc i always feel bad tellin someone about a book, but not imparting the soul of the book to them. What I mean is that he wot is so much more than just a fantasy novel about magicians and armies. Also I'm really shy.

yks 6nnetu hing
07-15-2012, 04:32 AM
Hi everyone, thanks for the welcome!

About the describing books thing: I've never been good at that bc i always feel bad tellin someone about a book, but not imparting the soul of the book to them. What I mean is that he wot is so much more than just a fantasy novel about magicians and armies. Also I'm really shy.

Don't worry, you'll feel right at home here:) if you can make it financially, I've got to say that Jordancon was a real eye-opener for me... I've been coming to this site for so very long, even met my fiancee here but JordanCon.... the feeling of belonging you get when surrounded by hundreds of fellow nerds, all at least as passionate about the series as you are... well, that's just amazing!