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Bill Door
08-06-2012, 11:17 AM
Hello there.

So, I suppose I should introduce myself or something. As you can probably tell I go by the name Bill Door (free cake to anyone who knows where the name comes from*). I'm 18 years old, and I live in Ireland.

I started reading The Wheel of Time about four or five years ago when I found an old, dusty, never opened copy of The Eye of the World sitting on a bookshelf at home. I blazed through that book over the course of a weekend and never looked back. The rest of the series took me about two months and since then I've been waiting impatiently for each new book to come out.

I've been looking for a good WoT forum recently to discuss the books, since none of my friends are fans of fantasy. And I stumbled upon here the other day and made an account.

Outside of WoT I like to read a lot of other fantasy books, my favourites including Terry Pratchett's Discworld series and Jim Butcher's The Dresden Files. I just finished The Wise Man's fear by Patrick Rothfuss, and I'd recommend it to anyone looking for a book to read.

So yeah, that's about it. Hello and whatnot, feel free to ask me any questions. I hope I fit in well here.





*The cake may or may not be a lie...

DahLliA
08-06-2012, 12:56 PM
Welcome !

<-- cake

beer -->

Zombie Sammael
08-06-2012, 12:57 PM
Hi Bill... sorry, was it Door or Sky? I'm a little confused.

Anyway, even if your ideas are a little flat, welcome to Theoryland!

Bill Door
08-06-2012, 02:41 PM
Hi Bill... sorry, was it Door or Sky? I'm a little confused.

Anyway, even if your ideas are a little flat, welcome to Theoryland!

It seems it's my turn to be confused, I can't say I know a Bill Sky.

But anyway, thanks for the welcome. I shall endeavour to make any and all future ideas of a suitable gradient.

Uno
08-06-2012, 08:40 PM
It seems it's my turn to be confused, I can't say I know a Bill Sky.

But anyway, thanks for the welcome. I shall endeavour to make any and all future ideas of a suitable gradient.

As I recall, the first name Death could think of was Mr. Sky, but Mrs. Flitworth had never heard of anyone with that last name, so he went for Door.

Otherwise ... 18 years old. That'd make you four years younger than EOTW and a mere four years older than Theoryland.

Bill Door
08-06-2012, 09:01 PM
As I recall, the first name Death could think of was Mr. Sky, but Mrs. Flitworth had never heard of anyone with that last name, so he went for Door.

Oh. Okay, now I'm embarrassed, that one went right the way over my head.

Uno
08-06-2012, 09:07 PM
Oh. Okay, now I'm embarrassed, that one went right the way over my head.

It's was a pretty obscure reference. And I suppose she was Miss Flitworth, anyway, now that I think of it.

Zombie Sammael
08-07-2012, 06:50 AM
I tried to make it clearer that I knew what I was on about with the "flat" line, but I think that went over Mr Sky - er, Door's - head too. Oh well!

A proper welcome to Theoryland, now. Enjoy.

Figbiscuit
08-07-2012, 10:13 AM
I got your reference but was far too slow with my reply. Dammit.

Hail fellow Discworldian well met. PTerry is my favourite author EVER *ducks the flames*

(my justification for saying this being that RJ has written the best story I've ever read, but PTerry has created a whole world and everything in it and a wider variety of tales and anyway is a literary genius so there ner)

Welcome to Theoryland. I suspect you may make a lot of people feel quite old all of a sudden :D

yks 6nnetu hing
08-07-2012, 10:17 AM
I got your reference but was far too slow with my reply. Dammit.

Hail fellow Discworldian well met. PTerry is my favourite author EVER *ducks the flames*

(my justification for saying this being that RJ has written the best story I've ever read, but PTerry has created a whole world and everything in it and a wider variety of tales and anyway is a literary genius so there ner)

Welcome to Theoryland. I suspect you may make a lot of people feel quite old all of a sudden :D

did you hear, there's a new book coming out in September titled (I shit you not) "The World of Poo"

I know this because I'm now reading Snuff, which has the advert for the September release on the back.

Welcome to TL mr. Door!

Figbiscuit
08-07-2012, 10:25 AM
I know! I actually thought it was out already but maybe not. He's rattling books out at the moment. Good yet sad at the same time :(

SauceyBlueConfetti
08-07-2012, 11:23 AM
did you hear, there's a new book coming out in September titled (I shit you not) "The World of Poo"



LOLOLOLOLOL

Yes, I can act like a twelve year old sometimes.

yks 6nnetu hing
08-07-2012, 11:33 AM
I know! I actually thought it was out already but maybe not. He's rattling books out at the moment. Good yet sad at the same time :(

I just looked again and you're right, it's out already. September is when Dodger is released. I'm all sad and glad too:(

I thought that was pretty clever too, SBC :D

Sarevok
08-07-2012, 01:42 PM
Welcome to TL, Bill! :)

Figbiscuit
08-07-2012, 03:31 PM
LOLOLOLOLOL

Yes, I can act like a twelve year old sometimes.

Very disappointed with myself for missing that.

I just looked again and you're right, it's out already. September is when Dodger is released. I'm all sad and glad too:(

I thought that was pretty clever too, SBC :D

I thought so. Will definitely be buying Dodger when it's released. I currently have The Long Earth waiting on my bookshelf until I can stand the anticipation no longer, eeeeee.

Bill Door
08-07-2012, 05:57 PM
Thanks for all the welcomes, guys.

did you hear, there's a new book coming out in September titled (I shit you not) "The World of Poo"

The World of Poo was good, but it's no Where's My Cow.

I thought so. Will definitely be buying Dodger when it's released. I currently have The Long Earth waiting on my bookshelf until I can stand the anticipation no longer, eeeeee.

I've never read any of Pratchett's non-Discworld stuff, are any of them as good?

Uno
08-08-2012, 01:15 AM
Thanks for all the welcomes, guys.



The World of Poo was good, but it's no Where's My Cow.



I've never read any of Pratchett's non-Discworld stuff, are any of them as good?

They're generally Pratchetty. I thought Nation was a fine read. Of course, he's become rather more serious since he was diagnosed with the disease, but that's pretty obvious in the books set on the Disc, too.

Figbiscuit
08-08-2012, 05:27 AM
Basically what Uno said.

Funny story: My OH bought me Where's My Cow for Christmas the year before last, not realising just what it was. So apparently when it arrived he was a bit shocked and disappointed to see it was kind of slim and obviously a children's book, and cue his massive surprise & slight bemusement when I squealed with excitement upon opening it and showered him with kisses :D :D It wasn't something I was planning to buy myself, but I was extremely happy to add it to my Pratchett collection.

yks 6nnetu hing
08-08-2012, 06:01 AM
Basically what Uno said.

Funny story: My OH bought me Where's My Cow for Christmas the year before last, not realising just what it was. So apparently when it arrived he was a bit shocked and disappointed to see it was kind of slim and obviously a children's book, and cue his massive surprise & slight bemusement when I squealed with excitement upon opening it and showered him with kisses :D :D It wasn't something I was planning to buy myself, but I was extremely happy to add it to my Pratchett collection.

lol, that is a great story!

oh, the Pratchetty goodness...:)

Khoram
08-08-2012, 08:49 PM
18? It's about time I'm not the youngest on the boards! Greetings, and welcome to the great Land of Theory!

Sarevok
08-09-2012, 01:00 PM
Hi Bill! Sorry I just missed you in chat. I was making food. :D

Abbaaddon
08-14-2012, 04:31 AM
Hi there, and welcome !
One of the best introduction sentence of all time :They may be called the Palace Guard, the City Guard, or the Patrol. Whatever the name, their purpose in any work of heroic fantasy is identical: it is, round about Chapter Three (or ten minutes into the film) to rush into the room, attack the hero one at a time, and be slaughtered. No one ever asks them if they want to.
Which lead to the best "series" of the DW in my opinion.

Zaela Sedai
09-11-2012, 04:13 PM
Consider yourself officially welcomed to Theoryland Bill Door!!! (I feel like we shouldn't give you a nick name. And look at you having an old school derailment of a newbie thread, that's a good omen, we need to bring it back into style..)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

Sarevok
09-12-2012, 03:22 AM
Sorry I haven't been in chat much more, btw. You can blame Guild Wars 2, I do too. :D

Ieyasu
09-19-2012, 02:30 AM
Sorry I haven't been in chat much more, btw. You can blame Guild Wars 2, I do too. :D

i didnt even know we still had chat here since that link disappeared a few years ago...

Sarevok
09-19-2012, 03:00 AM
*points at top of page*
Home | Chat | Old Forums(Yuku)

Ieyasu
09-19-2012, 03:14 AM
*points at top of page*

ppl use that? ive clicked it a few times but no one is ever on that irc channel...

i suggested we move to irc SO long ago... funny to see it now hahaha

Sarevok
09-19-2012, 03:36 AM
ppl use that? ive clicked it a few times but no one is ever on that irc channel...


Someone is now. :)