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Old 10-17-2010, 07:17 AM
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There was still taint on the source when I started channeling somewhere about 2001. Naturally I went mad in about 2 hours after a weave called 'The Eye Of The World'

Though I am a software Developer, consultant and trainer, my family was planning to pack me off to some insane asylum.

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Old 10-17-2010, 08:41 AM
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Consider yourself officially welcomed to Theoryland Gholam!!! (Better be careful who youtry and get that fresh blood from!!!) 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!


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Old 10-17-2010, 01:14 PM
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Welcome gholam! I started reading WoT around the same time as you.

Has anyone else noticed an upswing in cultural diversity here lately?
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Has anyone else noticed an upswing in cultural diversity here lately?
Not untill this guy from India. The last newbie was from Switserland which isn't very different from the rest of Europe.
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I dunno about that...we mostly get Dutchies and Scandinavians. I can't think of any regulars besides yks, Anaiya, and adbf who are from any of the other non-English-speaking European countries. Also, we have some Frenchies now, and at least two people who live in Asia (though I'm not sure if they are natives or not). And cuthbert, from Italy.
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Not untill this guy from India. The last newbie was from Switserland which isn't very different from the rest of Europe.
Thanks everybody.

Since my joining brought so much of cultural diversity (almost like the WOT universe). my pride swells and I started to feel like the DR himself. I think I have toh towards you.

First off I should learn new weaves.
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There's defninitely more countries represented. A ton of new Dutchies too though...

The other countries haven't posted in here though...a couple Asian and 3 from Ireland too
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Thanks everybody.

Since my joining brought so much of cultural diversity (almost like the WOT universe). my pride swells and I started to feel like the DR himself. I think I have toh towards you.
One might think you were a Maiden, with that o'erweening pride.

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I think you should jump right into WoT discussion.
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One might think you were a Maiden, with that o'erweening pride.


I think you should jump right into WoT discussion.
Hey Terez, I follow you on twitter.

It's nice to see you here as well
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Yay! That is one weird thing about Twitter...I don't know most of my followers. I'm used to Facebook, where I at least marginally know all of my friends.
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I'm pretty sure we have more Dutchies than any other ethnicity (is ethnicity the right word there?) outside of Americans. And more Texans than any other American state (though the California crowd is fairly large too).


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It isn't. We are not ethnic. All you other silly buggers may be, but we aren't.
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I'm pretty sure we have more Dutchies than any other ethnicity (is ethnicity the right word there?) outside of Americans. And more Texans than any other American state (though the California crowd is fairly large too).
I think you are looking for the word 'nationality'.

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It isn't. We are not ethnic. All you other silly buggers may be, but we aren't.
I didn't know you spoke about yourselves in plural... next thing you are demanding we should call you 'highness' and claim royal blood
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The Dutch are not ethnic, we are individuals. It's all those foreigners who are ethnic.
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Welcome to the Insanity, Gholam! I'm sure you'll fit right in. I'd invite you to the chat, but I don't think anyone wants to chance you pulling them apart and drinking their blood. Sorry.
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