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Old 11-17-2010, 01:23 PM
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Usually we do this on the non-WoT board, but most of our new members are hanging out here, so we're going to change the game a little bit. I'll make a list of questions; you copy the form and fill it out. We shall all get to know each other a little better.

1. How long have you been reading WoT?

2. Do you lurk and/or post at other WoT forums? Which ones?

3. When did you discover the online fandom?

4. Have you ever been to a WoT signing, with either RJ or Brandon? Tell us about it if you have!

5. What is your favorite WoT book? If you would rather, rank them all.

6. Who are your favorite WoT characters? Least favorite?

7. Are there any other books or series that you enjoy? As much as WoT? More?

8. What was your reaction to learning who killed Asmodean? Was it 'Yay!'? Was it 'You? No!'? Was it 'That's nice. Next!'?

9. Would you like to see Brandon write the prequels and outriggers? Or would you rather he stopped writing WoT novels after A Memory of Light?

10. Tell us something about yourself. Anything. It can be a random detail, or a 5-page essay. We are easygoing. (Except on Tuesdays.)

Also, if you joined any time in the last couple of years, you don't have to answer this one. We can see your join date. If you joined on Yuku or some other board lost in the mists of time:

X. When did you join Theoryland?

And these are also optional - perhaps only for the most hard core:

Y. What are your favorite WoT mysteries?

Z. Do you have any pet theories?
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Old 11-17-2010, 01:38 PM
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1. How long have you been reading WoT?

Since about 2001. Winter's Heart wasn't yet out in paperback.

2. Do you lurk and/or post at other WoT forums? Which ones?

I lurk and post at Dragonmount, 13th Depository, rafo.com, and Leigh Butler's re-read on tor.com.

3. When did you discover the online fandom?

As soon as I discovered the internet, in 2004.

4. Have you ever been to a WoT signing, with either RJ or Brandon? Tell us about it if you have!

I have been to JordanCon and DragonCon, both this year. I am unreasonably proud of having won the individual trivia competitions at both.

5. What is your favorite WoT book? If you would rather, rank them all.

I think that TSR and LOC are pretty much tied, and TFOH is close behind them. I must admit that the end is pretty exciting, though. Hard to compare the new books with the older ones.

6. Who are your favorite WoT characters? Least favorite?

My favorite has been Rand until now. I dislike the new Rand; he was much more interesting when he was crazy, and I don't trust SuperRand. Mat is of course awesome, and I even like Perrin more now. The more Egwene-hate I encounter, the more I like her. I'm a rebel like that. I also love the old Cadsuane. She's annoying now.

7. Are there any other books or series that you enjoy? As much as WoT? More?

None as much as WoT. I have read ASOIAF and Malazan, and they're both good, though both have frustrated me for one reason or another.

8. What was your reaction to learning who killed Asmodean? Was it 'Yay!'? Was it 'You? No!'? Was it 'That's nice. Next!'?

Definitely 'Meh'.

9. Would you like to see Brandon write the prequels and outriggers? Or would you rather he stopped writing WoT novels after A Memory of Light?

I would like to see them written. I definitely agree with Brandon that it should stop there, but I don't really relate to his suggestion that it might be harder to stop after those.

10. Tell us something about yourself. Anything. It can be a random detail, or a 5-page essay. We are easygoing. (Except on Tuesdays.)

I am a music student, pretending to be a piano performance major. I only listen to Bach and Chopin.

X. When did you join Theoryland?

October 2004, though I didn't join the message board (ezboard, now Yuku) until June 2005.

Y. What are your favorite WoT mysteries?

I think my favorite one by a long shot is the mystery of what the hell is going on in Rand's head at any given time. I'm also interested in theorizing about his death.

Z. Do you have any pet theories?

That Moiraine and Thom will rule Cairhien. I still believe that. That Dragonmount will blow. I still hope it destroys Tar Valon; that would rock. Though Aviendha's vision of the future seems to speak against it.
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Old 11-17-2010, 02:01 PM
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Usually we do this on the non-WoT board, but most of our new members are hanging out here, so we're going to change the game a little bit. I'll make a list of questions; you copy the form and fill it out. We shall all get to know each other a little better.

1. How long have you been reading WoT? 10 years

2. Do you lurk and/or post at other WoT forums? Which ones? 13th, DM, Tor

3. When did you discover the online fandom? 2000

4. Have you ever been to a WoT signing, with either RJ or Brandon? Tell us about it if you have! Just a few lol I've written up signing reports on them which can be found on Yuku and on this board. I was also a Storm Leader at the 2009 NYC signing.

5. What is your favorite WoT book? If you would rather, rank them all. TDR

6. Who are your favorite WoT characters? Least favorite?
fav: Perrin, Moiraine
least fav: Valan Luca, Elaida

7. Are there any other books or series that you enjoy? As much as WoT? More? Not more than WOT, but yes. Too many to list them all. Currently reading (or waiting for new books) by Brandon Sanderson, Patrick Rothfuss, Joe Abercrombie, and Peter Brett.

8. What was your reaction to learning who killed Asmodean? Was it 'Yay!'? Was it 'You? No!'? Was it 'That's nice. Next!'? Meh, knew it all along, the presentation was somewhat of a whimper, I need more details dammit!

9. Would you like to see Brandon write the prequels and outriggers? Or would you rather he stopped writing WoT novels after A Memory of Light? If he waits a few years so the new novels will be fresh, then yes.

10. Tell us something about yourself. Anything. It can be a random detail, or a 5-page essay. We are easygoing. (Except on Tuesdays.) In general, I think it is good to not take yourself too seriously

Also, if you joined any time in the last couple of years, you don't have to answer this one. We can see your join date. If you joined on Yuku or some other board lost in the mists of time:

X. When did you join Theoryland? 2002

And these are also optional - perhaps only for the most hard core:

Y. What are your favorite WoT mysteries?
Will the Shadow or the Light ever use common sense?
Will people ever finally stop believing in Tainendred?
What does Shaidar Haran do in his spare time?

Z. Do you have any pet theories?
Ishydin is/was a ta'veren.
Beslan is a darkfriend.
So is Bashere.
Rand is linked to the Creator.
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I can't remember the last time I filled one of these out...

1. How long have you been reading WoT?

Since '91 iirc.


2. Do you lurk and/or post at other WoT forums? Which ones?

I lurk at them all.


3. When did you discover the online fandom?

1997


4. Have you ever been to a WoT signing, with either RJ or Brandon? Tell us about it if you have!

A few...but I think most know all about them. For noobs, DragonCon '05 was epic.


5. What is your favorite WoT book? If you would rather, rank them all.

I ranked them recently in my review; I love books 4-6.


6. Who are your favorite WoT characters? Least favorite?

Favorite
Mat
Min
Lanfear
Verin

Least
Cadsuane
Berelain
Gawyn
Egwene


7. Are there any other books or series that you enjoy? As much as WoT? More?

Death Gate Cycle by Weis and Hickman


8. What was your reaction to learning who killed Asmodean? Was it 'Yay!'? Was it 'You? No!'? Was it 'That's nice. Next!'?

Something like, "******* ridiculous"...and then, "it's over, what a relief"


9. Would you like to see Brandon write the prequels and outriggers? Or would you rather he stopped writing WoT novels after A Memory of Light?

I would like to see the world continue to expand, and I believe with his experience, Brandon is the best person to do so.


10. Tell us something about yourself. Anything. It can be a random detail, or a 5-page essay. We are easygoing. (Except on Tuesdays.)

Since starting Theoryland I've had three kids (although my wife did all of the tough work.) My eldest is now ten years old and just asked me when he could start reading the Wheel of Time.


X. When did you join Theoryland?

Hah! Um, 1998.


Y. What are your favorite WoT mysteries?

From those that remain?

Verin - what don't we know? I'd love to learn more.

Lanfear - why she has made it this far and what she will mean to the end, if anything?

Demandred - I'll be terribly disappointed if this isn't something fantastic.

Fain - How will he change the end of this Turning?

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1. How long have you been reading WoT?

Since November 1994.

2. Do you lurk and/or post at other WoT forums? Which ones?

Nope.

3. When did you discover the online fandom?

April/May 2001

4. Have you ever been to a WoT signing, with either RJ or Brandon? Tell us about it if you have!

One with RJ in 2003. Is was awesome, I totally had a pet theory that got completed crushed by a single statement.

5. What is your favorite WoT book? If you would rather, rank them all.

TDR is probably still my favorite. TSR, TFoH and LoC are up there too and ToM is growing on me.

6. Who are your favorite WoT characters? Least favorite?

Mat and Perrin (to a lesser extent prior to ToM) are my favorites. I think Rand was best in the first 6 books, after that I increasingly wanted to punch him in the face for not realizing what he was doing, but he did make for a very interesting character. I like the new Rand, probably for the same reason Terez doesn't, I don't trust him 100% and worry about the concequences of his TP usage and link with Moridin. Least liked, total tie between Egwene and Elayne.

7. Are there any other books or series that you enjoy? As much as WoT? More?

The Name of the Wind might possible be the single best book I have read (you know, right behind "There's a Wocket in My Pocket"). I look forward to the rest of the books in the Kingkiller Chronicles, and the same with the Stormlight Archive.

8. What was your reaction to learning who killed Asmodean? Was it 'Yay!'? Was it 'You? No!'? Was it 'That's nice. Next!'?

Figured.....lame.

9. Would you like to see Brandon write the prequels and outriggers? Or would you rather he stopped writing WoT novels after A Memory of Light?

Nope, I want this to end with AMoL.

10. Tell us something about yourself. Anything. It can be a random detail, or a 5-page essay. We are easygoing. (Except on Tuesdays.)

There's a Wocket in My Pocket is in fact one of the greatest books of all time. I got a brand new copy of it for my 18th birthday and have the book memorized. I read it to my kids from time to time and I can not wait to get them their own copy.

X. When did you join Theoryland?

May/June 2001

Y. What are your favorite WoT mysteries?

Verin, Demandred (though its been getting dragged along way too much), Rands TP usage (permission or link).

Z. Do you have any pet theories?

I have this strong gut feeling that Rand's wounds still have a significant role to play, not really a pet theory per se, but something I have thought for a while.
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1. How long have you been reading WoT?

Since 1996 - the guy that lent me EotW was a douche, but he gets plenty of credit for that!

2. Do you lurk and/or post at other WoT forums? Which ones?

No

3. When did you discover the online fandom?

Back in '99

4. Have you ever been to a WoT signing, with either RJ or Brandon? Tell us about it if you have!

I've been to the last two with Brandon in NYC; I stupidly skipped the KD one, and we know what happened after that

5. What is your favorite WoT book? If you would rather, rank them all.

TSR; the perfect combination of world-building, character development, and self-contained plots.

6. Who are your favorite WoT characters? Least favorite?

Rand, Fain. Least favourite: Egwene atm.

7. Are there any other books or series that you enjoy? As much as WoT? More?

None as much as WoT, but aSoIaF was good until GRRM lost the plot (literally).

8. What was your reaction to learning who killed Asmodean? Was it 'Yay!'? Was it 'You? No!'? Was it 'That's nice. Next!'?

Total blah.

9. Would you like to see Brandon write the prequels and outriggers? Or would you rather he stopped writing WoT novels after A Memory of Light?

I think they'd be fine. After all, no-one's forcing me to read them, and they'd hardly destroy the series' legacy. Seeing Moiraine and Lan reach the Two Rivers would be good.

10. Tell us something about yourself. Anything. It can be a random detail, or a 5-page essay. We are easygoing. (Except on Tuesdays.)

My handle comes from the stage name I used in a high school death metal band. We played one gig, for a free pint of beer each.

Also, if you joined any time in the last couple of years, you don't have to answer this one. We can see your join date. If you joined on Yuku or some other board lost in the mists of time:

X. When did you join Theoryland?

Late '99. After several years of lone fanaticism, it was a revelation

And these are also optional - perhaps only for the most hard core:

Y. What are your favorite WoT mysteries?

Z. Do you have any pet theories?

The body swap. I first proposed it 10 years ago, and am hoping to see it realized in 2012.
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1. How long have you been reading WoT?

Since just after Lord of Chaos hit paperback.

2. Do you lurk and/or post at other WoT forums? Which ones?

Ocassionally lurk on Dragonmount but dont like the tone and those huge sigs they use hurt my eyes. Dragonmount works better on iPhone though, Theorylands formatting gets messed up on mobile Safari.

3. When did you discover the online fandom?

Really not until a few months before RJ died.

4. Have you ever been to a WoT signing, with either RJ or Brandon? Tell us about it if you have!

'Fraud not.

5. What is your favorite WoT book? If you would rather, rank them all.

TDR and TSR because those were the ones I started with. I was so susceptible to Epic Fantasy back then and I remember how real they felt.

6. Who are your favorite WoT characters? Least favorite?

I still search out Rand's chapters because it really is his story but I liked Domon and Pedron Niall for some reason too. Ive got no time for Elaida or Masema though.

7. Are there any other books or series that you enjoy? As much as WoT? More?

I loved Roger Zelanys Amber series and Gene Wolfes Severian books.

8. What was your reaction to learning who killed Asmodean? Was it 'Yay!'? Was it 'You? No!'? Was it 'That's nice. Next!'?

Wait, Asmodean is dead?

9. Would you like to see Brandon write the prequels and outriggers? Or would you rather he stopped writing WoT novels after A Memory of Light?

I'm not interested in any outriggers. I haven't even read NS yet. I remember getting angry when that came out. Get on with it, I thought!

10. Tell us something about yourself. Anything. It can be a random detail, or a 5-page essay. We are easygoing. (Except on Tuesdays.)

I like oil painting, writing short poems and limericks and handmaking greeting cards. My avatar is a card I made but I've made many more, including a corset card. Oh, and I'm a sucker for a bad pun!

Also, if you joined any time in the last couple of years, you don't have to answer this one. We can see your join date. If you joined on Yuku or some other board lost in the mists of time:

X. When did you join Theoryland?

Nothing to see here.

And these are also optional - perhaps only for the most hard core:

Y. What are your favorite WoT mysteries?

I'm itching to see what the other flaw on Callandor is just because characters keep bringing it up and dropping it!

Z. Do you have any pet theories?
Not really but I am always convinced that anyone who looks a bit llike Demandred IS him. Oh and I thought for a while that Callandor was a Sa'angreal for the TP but I can't back that up at all!
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1. How long have you been reading WoT?
Hmm... I've been reading WoT for almost 8 years now. I have fond memories of seeing CoT on my dad's bedside table, and eventually I got to reading the books. I never put them down.
2. Do you lurk and/or post at other WoT forums? Which ones?
I used to be a member of wotism.net, but it shut down (which sucks!) and I lurk a bit on Dragonmount and tor.com (anything that has to do with WoT) from time to time.
3. When did you discover the online fandom?
Back in 2005 - I was browsing, and found wotism.net - joined in February 2005. Wow, I can't believe I still remember that!
4. Have you ever been to a WoT signing, with either RJ or Brandon? Tell us about it if you have!
Unfortunately, no - there's nothing close enough to me - which is why I I'm wishing for something to take place in Montreal - or at least somewhere close by (Ottawa's pretty close, too.)
5. What is your favorite WoT book? If you would rather, rank them all.
Hmm... difficult... I've never actually thought about it.

From favourite to least favourite (but in no way disliked):
LoC
tEotW
tGH
tSR
ToM
tFoH
tDR
tGS
KoD
aCoS
PoD
NS
CoT (just because this is near the bottom doesn't mean I disliked it - I just liked the others more)
WH

6. Who are your favorite WoT characters? Least favorite?
I've never particularly liked Elayne, and I hated Elaida; it was only recently that I really began to have a new-found appreciation for Egwene (somewhat) and Nynaeve. And as awesome as Min is, she doesn't play as big a role for me. There are really too many characters that I dislike (to some degree or another) to list.

My relative favourites are:
Mat, Perrin, Rand, Lan, Moiraine, Thom.
7. Are there any other books or series that you enjoy? As much as WoT? More?
I really enjoyed Stephen R. Donaldson's Thomas Covenant series (multiple), and Terry Brooks' Shannara series (original, and Scions of Shannara series, too).
8. What was your reaction to learning who killed Asmodean? Was it 'Yay!'? Was it 'You? No!'? Was it 'That's nice. Next!'?
More along the 'That's nice. Next!' lines, cause it really didn't bother me that much - I think the fact that it was discussed so much online influenced my way of viewing the event, but when I finally found out, I found it was extremely anti-climactic.
9. Would you like to see Brandon write the prequels and outriggers? Or would you rather he stopped writing WoT novels after A Memory of Light?
This one's difficult, cause I would love to see the prequels and outriggers take form, but I don't think Brandon will continue - it's already taken 20 years to get this close to finishing the series. Although, seeing as Brandon has the experience now, if the outriggers and prequels were to take form, he'd be the best to write them.
10. Tell us something about yourself. Anything. It can be a random detail, or a 5-page essay. We are easygoing. (Except on Tuesdays.)
It's a good thing it isn't Tuesday

Let's see... I'm currently enrolled in Concordia University in Montreal, Canada, pursuing a Bachelor of Arts degree in Honours History: Public History with Internship - it's my first semester in Uni. right now. I'm planning on eventually getting my PhD (I'm thinking far into the future ) and most likely going into the Canadian Military relatively soon (probably after I get my BA, but after I go away to Germany to work for a year. Yeah, I squeezed that fact in there ). AND my passion is Military History of the 20th century, although I mostly concentrate on the Second World War.
I'm a devout Catholic (and proud of it!) and am one of the leaders of a Youth Group in my parish - we're extreme, awesome, and legen-wait for it, and I hope you aren't lactose-intolerant, cause the next word is gonna be DAIRY, we're legendary. True story.
I like to think I'm smart, too. More often than not I'm right, but only before I put anything into writing or into words.
Also, if you joined any time in the last couple of years, you don't have to answer this one. We can see your join date. If you joined on Yuku or some other board lost in the mists of time:

X. When did you join Theoryland?

And these are also optional - perhaps only for the most hard core:

Y. What are your favorite WoT mysteries?
I guess I'm not hardcore enough, eh? No outstanding favourite WoT mysteries do I have.
Z. Do you have any pet theories?
Aside from Elayne giving birth on the rocks of Shayol Ghul, thus fulfilling the "and His blood shall be spilled on the rocks of Shayol Ghul"? Nope, none that I can think of.
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1. How long have you been reading WoT?

Started reading the series right before FoH came out, I was in high school at the time and a friend recommended it. I stopped reading for a few years after I was disappointed with the ending of CoS, but picked it up again after CoT came out.

2. Do you lurk and/or post at other WoT forums? Which ones?

Occasionally lurk at Dragonmount and 13th Depository but not on a regular basis, I read the Leigh Butler re-read but have never posted a comment on it.

3. When did you discover the online fandom?

I remember reading the FAQ in the mid-to-late 90's but never participated in the newsgroup.

4. Have you ever been to a WoT signing, with either RJ or Brandon? Tell us about it if you have!

Nope.

5. What is your favorite WoT book? If you would rather, rank them all.

I would rank books 1-6, TGS and ToM all about equally.

6. Who are your favorite WoT characters? Least favorite?

Favorites: I'm interested in Taim and who he is, and like everyone else I like Mat. The gholam was pretty cool too.

Least favorites: Cadsuane, the *Gars for being boring villains, Faile up until ToM

7. Are there any other books or series that you enjoy? As much as WoT? More?

I love Lord of the Rings and Song of Ice and Fire, would like to read Way of King soon. Love anything by Philip K. Dick too.

8. What was your reaction to learning who killed Asmodean? Was it 'Yay!'? Was it 'You? No!'? Was it 'That's nice. Next!'?

Disappointment at how it was revealed and who it was. Lanfear via the wishes would've been more interesting!

9. Would you like to see Brandon write the prequels and outriggers? Or would you rather he stopped writing WoT novels after A Memory of Light?

Would love to see him write the prequels and outriggers! He's done an excellent job so far.

10. Tell us something about yourself. Anything. It can be a random detail, or a 5-page essay. We are easygoing. (Except on Tuesdays.)

I'm a molecular biologist.

X. When did you join Theoryland?

First started reading the theories and boards around the time CoT came out, didn't sign up for an account until later, and didn't post much for several years.

Y. What are your favorite WoT mysteries?

Who is Mazrim Taim?

Z. Do you have any pet theories?

Taim is an authentic AoL'er, not a 3rd ager.
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1. How long have you been reading WoT?

1993.

2. Do you lurk and/or post at other WoT forums? Which ones?

Nope.

3. When did you discover the online fandom?

1998.

4. Have you ever been to a WoT signing, with either RJ or Brandon? Tell us about it if you have!

Nope.

5. What is your favorite WoT book? If you would rather, rank them all.

The Shadow Rising.

7. Are there any other books or series that you enjoy? As much as WoT? More?

Malazan Book of the Fallen.

8. What was your reaction to learning who killed Asmodean? Was it 'Yay!'? Was it 'You? No!'? Was it 'That's nice. Next!'?

RJ is a lying bastard. Again.

10. Tell us something about yourself. Anything. It can be a random detail, or a 5-page essay. We are easygoing. (Except on Tuesdays.)

Curmudgeon.

Also, if you joined any time in the last couple of years, you don't have to answer this one. We can see your join date. If you joined on Yuku or some other board lost in the mists of time:

X. When did you join Theoryland?

1998.

And these are also optional - perhaps only for the most hard core:

Z. Do you have any pet theories?

Rand will retire to the Two Rivers, burnt out, the world thinking him dead, to live out his days with Min.

Or become a drooling, mindless idiot, to live out his days with Min.

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1. How long have you been reading WoT?
95 or 96. A teacher loaned me whatever was out at the time. I took a class and then was teachers aid, so I can't remember which time he loaned them to me.

2. Do you lurk and/or post at other WoT forums? Which ones?
Used to @ Dragonmount. Too many idiots, too much work keeping up. TL has the best thinkers.

3. When did you discover the online fandom?
When I discovered the WotFAQ (I miss it so). I think 4/5 books before it stopped updating.

4. Have you ever been to a WoT signing, with either RJ or Brandon? Tell us about it if you have!
Negative. Too many more important things to do.

5. What is your favorite WoT book? If you would rather, rank them all.
The Gathering Storm. Simply put, I had lost faith in the series. I didn't think it would end, and was not enjoying the books as much. I used to do a full reread before each new book. Not by the end. For CoT and KoD, I did NOT do a reread. I was done, and TGS revitalized me, therefore it is my favorite.

6. Who are your favorite WoT characters? Least favorite?
I think Elayne is painful sometimes, but love them or hate them, I think I'm feeling the emotions the author wants me to feel, so I like them all.

7. Are there any other books or series that you enjoy? As much as WoT? More?
Raymond E. Feist. The Riftwar Saga, specifically. I read all of his stuff through the end of the Serpentwar Saga. Checked Wikipedia, looks like he kept writing, I just stopped reading. I really like RA Salvatore's adventures with Drizzt. I like thrillers, too. Vince Flynn, etc.

But... WoT is the only series I own in Hardback, and the majority are first runs. So, I guess nothing I like quite as much. Maybe Harry Potter? *ducks*


8. What was your reaction to learning who killed Asmodean? Was it 'Yay!'? Was it 'You? No!'? Was it 'That's nice. Next!'?
I'm glad that's over.


9. Would you like to see Brandon write the prequels and outriggers? Or would you rather he stopped writing WoT novels after A Memory of Light?
I think the outriggers/prequels can be done right if handled with care. Think the Star Wars Expanded Universe.

10. Tell us something about yourself. Anything. It can be a random detail, or a 5-page essay. We are easygoing. (Except on Tuesdays.)
My life changed completely with the birth of my daughter. I read the last two Harry Potter books in one sitting, on release day(night). TGS, I read fairly quickly, after I got it from the library. ToM took me over a week. Sure, I could make more time to read, I just don't WANT to. I'd rather spend it with my family.
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1. How long have you been reading WoT?
I've been reading WoT since the summer of 2005, right before my 15th birthday, I got through the first three books in under a month, I couldn't put them down. Since then I've read the series twice over, excluding TofM as I just finished it.

2. Do you lurk and/or post at other WoT forums? Which ones?
I sometimes browse on Dragonmount and sometimes on Brandon's website. Theoryland is the only one I actually have an account on and post on (not very often though)

3. When did you discover the online fandom?
Almost immediately after I finished the third book. I was on a roadtrip while reading books 1-3 (my obsession with them really detracted from the sightseeing lol). As soon as I got back home I found encyclopaedia-wot and Dragonmount. I didn't stumble upon Theoryland for a couple of years.

4. Have you ever been to a WoT signing, with either RJ or Brandon? Tell us about it if you have!
Never have; Tor doesn't seem to like to send those fellas up Canada way, leastways not in the last 5 years. I'll always regret never making it to an RJ signing before he died. Kinda like I never got to see George Carlin live before he died. I plan to get to one of Brandon's signings for A Memory of Light, no matter where it is.

5. What is your favorite WoT book? If you would rather, rank them all.
1 - The Shadow Rising
2 - The Great Hunt
3 - The Gathering Storm
4 - Towers of Midnight (this is a VERY close 3 and 4)
5 - The Eye of the World
6 - The Fires of Heaven
7 - Knife of Dreams
8 - Lord of Chaos
9 - The Dragon Reborn
10 - Winter's Heart
11 - A Crown of Swords
12 - The Path of Daggers
13 - Crossroads of Twilight

6. Who are your favorite WoT characters? Least favorite?
I LOVE Rand. He is by far my favourite, although I love all the Wonderboys. Concerning the Wondergirls, I used to hate all of them, but recently as I'm growing older I have a lot more respect for Egwene and Nynaeve. Still can't stand Elayne though. I love Min and Aviendha. Among other characters I really like: Moiraine, Lan, Berelain, Siuan, Lanfear, Talmanes.

7. Are there any other books or series that you enjoy? As much as WoT? More?
I really love all that Brandon has written, Mistborn and Way of Kings are some of my favourite novels outside of WoT. I really dig Sword of Truth by Terry Goodkind, although it's no WoT. I also really love His Dark Materials by Philip Pullman nd A Song of Ice and Fire by George R. R. Martin. Also, Lord of the Rings, but I think that's a given for every WoTmaniac isn't it?

8. What was your reaction to learning who killed Asmodean? Was it 'Yay!'? Was it 'You? No!'? Was it 'That's nice. Next!'?
Disappointed. I thought it was too easy to attribute it to that character. Plus, there really wasn't any huge revelation, it was just like "oh yeah, btw, this character killed Asmodean. Move on you stupid readers..."

9. Would you like to see Brandon write the prequels and outriggers? Or would you rather he stopped writing WoT novels after A Memory of Light?
I don't know, to be honest. I'd rather just have WoT finished after AMoL; not to have to worry about what the next book has, although I do love the anticipation, it will be weird not to be constantly wondering about the next in the series. The prospect of an outrigger novel is enticing though, WoT has been a huge part of my life and I don't think I would be particularly opposed if Brandon/Harriet/Tor decided to expand the canon a little bit.

10. Tell us something about yourself. Anything. It can be a random detail, or a 5-page essay. We are easygoing. (Except on Tuesdays.)
Since I was 12 years old, whenever I read a book I set a cast of actors and actresses to play the major characters (and minor ones too). It's just a thing I do, and I can't get through a book unless I have a very clear picture of the actor I want as the character. Sometimes it will cause me no end of grief if I get hung up on a certain character (Gareth Byrne for instance, until I decided George Clooney with a beard would do). Also, maybe it's just easier for me to do this, or maybe it's a testament to my selfishness but I always seem to play the main character in my head. So yes, for the past 13 books Rand al'Thor has been played by me, and I doubt I would be very happy if they made a film of WoT without yours truly in the main role. As for other actors who appear in my head: Johnny Depp as Mazrim Taim, Ralph Fiennes as Demandred, Daniel Cudmore as Perrin, Nick Stahl as Mat, Catherine Zeta-Jones as Siuan Sanche and Kate Beckinsale as Berelain.

X. When did you join Theoryland?
Off the top of my head, two or three months ago.

Y. What are your favorite WoT mysteries?
I loved Asmodean until they (in my opinion) copped out on who the killer was. I love the Snakes and Foxes and how they're never fully explained to the public, and I loved how Brandon gave us such an in depth exploration into their 'species' in ToM. I loved guessing Verin Sedai's motives until she was killed off last year. Currently my favourite mystery has to be what will become of Lanfear (Rand in the epilogue of ToM) and what is going on in the Black Tower (although it's pretty clear). Also, Nakomi is a big thing too.

Z. Do you have any pet theories?
Off the top of my head, nope!
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1. How long have you been reading WoT?
About 6 years. Discovered it while in high school, been hooked ever since.

2. Do you lurk and/or post at other WoT forums? Which ones?
This is the first.

3. When did you discover the online fandom?
Never really gave it to much thought until recently.

4. Have you ever been to a WoT signing, with either RJ or Brandon? Tell us about it if you have!
No, wish that I had, but no.

5. What is your favorite WoT book? If you would rather, rank them all.
Probably Shadow Rising or Knife of Dreams. Both are my favorite.

6. Who are your favorite WoT characters? Least favorite?
Mat and Rand as my favorites. Mat because he's awesome and hasn't had ANY power tripping, and Rand because it is interesting to see his personality change over the course of the series.

My least favorite: Egwene who has a Feminazi look on life where she thinks only women are competant at the important things, and Elayne who's foolish recklessness has gotten hundreds killed.

7. Are there any other books or series that you enjoy? As much as WoT? More?
The "Dragon's Wild" series and the "Temeraire" series rank right up there. Especially the "Temeraire" series, because it tells of the Napoleonic Wars, except dragons of various breeds and sizes are included.

8. What was your reaction to learning who killed Asmodean? Was it 'Yay!'? Was it 'You? No!'? Was it 'That's nice. Next!'?
I wondered about it, but really wasn't bothered that it was Graendal.

9. Would you like to see Brandon write the prequels and outriggers? Or would you rather he stopped writing WoT novels after A Memory of Light?
I would hope he would right outrigger and prequel novels, as I would like a few more backstories and I would like to know what happens after TG.

10. Tell us something about yourself. Anything. It can be a random detail, or a 5-page essay. We are easygoing. (Except on Tuesdays.)
21 years old, college student, born and raised in South East Wyoming, big Wyoming Cowboys fan, don't really care for pro-sports, enjoy watching anime, NCIS, and paranormal shows (Ghost Hunters and Destination Truth), and enjoy reading fiction/fantasy books with the occasional scf-fi thrown in there. Also a huge history nut, and more oriented towards military history than other parts.

Also, if you joined any time in the last couple of years, you don't have to answer this one. We can see your join date. If you joined on Yuku or some other board lost in the mists of time:

X. When did you join Theoryland?
A few days ago.

And these are also optional - perhaps only for the most hard core:

Y. What are your favorite WoT mysteries? How will the Last Battle be fought? Will Rand live (either comes back alive or just plain lives through) through TG? What happens to the main characters after TG? Does Mat finally give in to being a Lord?

Z. Do you have any pet theories?
Olver has some unknown importance in the series. Egwene get's that stick out of her *** (long shot, I know). Tuon will disband slavery and leashing of channelers will the help/being convinced by Mat. The Two Rivers becomes it's own country.
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1. How long have you been reading WoT?
I first started reading WoT almost a decade ago. The first 100 pages of The Eye of the World were quite boring to me so it took me forever to finally finish the first book. After that, I pretty much burned through the available series which I think was book 9 at the time.

2. Do you lurk and/or post at other WoT forums? Which ones?

I've only lurked here, but I come every few years so it looks different every time it seems; I remember everything (forum backgrounds, front page, etc...) were green. I come after every new book to read others thoughts and theories.

3. When did you discover the online fandom?

After I read book 9, and was waiting for book 10. It was interesting reading the theories, especially when they came true too.

4. Have you ever been to a WoT signing, with either RJ or Brandon? Tell us about it if you have!

Nope.

5. What is your favorite WoT book? If you would rather, rank them all.

That's a tough one, but I'd have to say books 3 through 6 were the best and I'd rank those pretty evenly.

6. Who are your favorite WoT characters? Least favorite?

My favorate is probably Matt and Tuon, least favoriate would be Perrin but his story was much better in book 13 and 14.

7. Are there any other books or series that you enjoy? As much as WoT? More?

I enjoy the series A Song of Fire and Ice by George RR Martin, but I'm getting rather disappointed at his pace, i.e. non existant. Other than ASoFaI and WOT, I don't really read fantasy books.

8. What was your reaction to learning who killed Asmodean? Was it 'Yay!'? Was it 'You? No!'? Was it 'That's nice. Next!'?

Eh, I thought it was pretty dumb learning it from the glossary.

9. Would you like to see Brandon write the prequels and outriggers? Or would you rather he stopped writing WoT novels after A Memory of Light?

I wouldn't mind a more expanded series whether it be from Brandon or anyone else. I think the WoT series is quite good, and more books/lore would be interesting.

10. Tell us something about yourself. Anything. It can be a random detail, or a 5-page essay. We are easygoing. (Except on Tuesdays.)

I used to hate reading due to the subjects I had to read in highschool. When I picked up this series, of which I still disliked reading but I just had surgury so I was bed ridden for 6 months, it still took me around 2 months to read the first 100 pages since I found them boring. It picked up, I probably read all 9 books at the time in a few months, and now I love to read books.
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1. How long have you been reading WoT?

2. Do you lurk and/or post at other WoT forums? Which ones?

3. When did you discover the online fandom?

4. Have you ever been to a WoT signing, with either RJ or Brandon? Tell us about it if you have!

5. What is your favorite WoT book? If you would rather, rank them all.

6. Who are your favorite WoT characters? Least favorite?

7. Are there any other books or series that you enjoy? As much as WoT? More?

8. What was your reaction to learning who killed Asmodean? Was it 'Yay!'? Was it 'You? No!'? Was it 'That's nice. Next!'?

9. Would you like to see Brandon write the prequels and outriggers? Or would you rather he stopped writing WoT novels after A Memory of Light?

10. Tell us something about yourself. Anything. It can be a random detail, or a 5-page essay. We are easygoing. (Except on Tuesdays.)

Also, if you joined any time in the last couple of years, you don't have to answer this one. We can see your join date. If you joined on Yuku or some other board lost in the mists of time:

X. When did you join Theoryland?

And these are also optional - perhaps only for the most hard core:

Y. What are your favorite WoT mysteries?

Z. Do you have any pet theories?
1. Since 1996, a weird college prof. turned me on to it.

2. I lurked on Dragonmount for awhile, but you guys are much more interesting.

3. Online fandom discovery would coincide with my join date here.

4. No. Wish I could.

5. Favorite is TSR (as with many). The sequence in the columnns is by far my favorite.

6. Favorite: Moiraine, Verin, Lan

Least Favorite; (only because of the excritiatingly long story arc) Perrin and Faile. Much better in last 2 books though.

7. I love ASOIAF, but if GRRM thinks he can keep a fan base with 5-6-7 years between books, I think he needs his head examined. Codex Alera was very good, but nowhere close to WoT.

8. I actually cared about this and then the reveal was like...meh...

9. If anyone writes them, it should be Brandon. No Star Wars crap with a dozen different authors doing it. I love to stick to a series, so if he writes them, I'll get them and enjoy them. After all, I am one of two people I know who loved the Star Wars prequel movies...

10. I'm not nearly as much of an asshole as it seems reading posts, emails, texts. I sincerely believe in the necessity of tone, body language and inflection to accurately convey a thought.

Pet theories? Nothing original. I like the idea of one of the Forsaken being turned back, but...
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1. How long have you been reading WoT? 1990

2. Do you lurk and/or post at other WoT forums? Which ones? Waste of time

3. When did you discover the online fandom?
started lurking here around 1999ish didnt post for a couple years however.

4. Have you ever been to a WoT signing, with either RJ or Brandon? Tell us about it if you have!
yes

5. What is your favorite WoT book? If you would rather, rank them all.
The Dragon Reborn

6. Who are your favorite WoT characters? Least favorite?
Lan and Rand favs
Elayne and Egwene least favs


7. Are there any other books or series that you enjoy? As much as WoT? More?
I enjoy many series, none more than WoT however.


8. What was your reaction to learning who killed Asmodean? Was it 'Yay!'? Was it 'You? No!'? Was it 'That's nice. Next!'?
who cares

9. Would you like to see Brandon write the prequels and outriggers? Or would you rather he stopped writing WoT novels after A Memory of Light?
no. i dont particularly like sanderson writing wot as it is. I deliberately held off reading any of his series till after TGS to not be biased. After TGS i read his stuff and I think his own books are garbage. hell even salvatore writes better imo.

10. Tell us something about yourself. Anything. It can be a random detail, or a 5-page essay. We are easygoing. (Except on Tuesdays.)
I enjoy history.

Also, if you joined any time in the last couple of years, you don't have to answer this one. We can see your join date. If you joined on Yuku or some other board lost in the mists of time:

X. When did you join Theoryland?
I joined earnestly during the yuku age, made an account or two to post prior to that... been lurking almost since inception.

And these are also optional - perhaps only for the most hard core:

Y. What are your favorite WoT mysteries?
LTT voice

Z. Do you have any pet theories?
yes
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Sorry? Thanks for answering, though; that was awfully damned sweet of you.
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1. How long have you been reading WoT?

Since summer 2003. Or it might have been 2004, I forget.

2. Do you lurk and/or post at other WoT forums? Which ones?

I used to lurk at Wotmania and I usually lurk at dragonmount around release dates.

3. When did you discover the online fandom?

February 2005.

4. Have you ever been to a WoT signing, with either RJ or Brandon? Tell us about it if you have!

I have not.

5. What is your favorite WoT book? If you would rather, rank them all.

TEOTW, TGH and LOC are my top three. Then all the rest, then COT (though I haven't actually read COT in a long time, and probably haven't read it more than twice, the same number of times I've read TOM, so I might be being a bit unfair on it)

6. Who are your favorite WoT characters? Least favorite?

Favourite: Perrin, Lan, late-series/post-marriage Nynaeve, Egwene before TOM/when I can forget that the series isn't about the White Tower, Moridin

Least favourite: I like Mat a lot less than everyone else seems to. I really did not like Egwene in TOM.

7. Are there any other books or series that you enjoy? As much as WoT? More?

ASOIAF is very good (though George Martin not finishing it pisses me off), Discworld is excellent for the most part but I think it's past its best

8. What was your reaction to learning who killed Asmodean? Was it 'Yay!'? Was it 'You? No!'? Was it 'That's nice. Next!'?

I'm glad it wasn't one of the stupider answers. I don't really care that much, though, and never did once it became obvious that who killed him was ridiculously irrelevant.

9. Would you like to see Brandon write the prequels and outriggers? Or would you rather he stopped writing WoT novels after A Memory of Light?

I would rather he stopped at AMOL, though if anyone is going to do write the others, I would prefer it to be him.

10. Tell us something about yourself. Anything. It can be a random detail, or a 5-page essay. We are easygoing. (Except on Tuesdays.)

I just like it when my post count goes up.



X. When did you join Theoryland?

14th of February 2005 for the main site, the mssage boards would be about a month after that


Y. What are your favorite WoT mysteries?

I can't think of anything at the minute that won't be a plot point in the last book, like How Will Rand Win Tarmon Gaidon? and What Will Nynaeve Tug Until Her Braid Grows Back?

Z. Do you have any pet theories?

Whatever Rand is going to do, he'll do it from within TAR. Lan will die and Nynaeve will pull a whatever that queen's name from way back when was (actually this is quite unlikely but I like mad theories because it's fun when they're right). There's a Creator version of the True Power (TOM suggests thius might be the Pattern itself; also this may have been ruled out by interview quotes, I haven't kept up with those in the last year or two and it occurs to me I could look this up before I post, but no.) And one I haven't really looked into but mean to when I have some time: Ishamael/Moridin had his own reintegration/memory-recall moment.
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1. How long have you been reading WoT?

Over half my life. It was summer of 1995, I think.

2. Do you lurk and/or post at other WoT forums? Which ones?

I post more at Dragonmount than here.

3. When did you discover the online fandom?

In 1996 I found #two.rivers on the efnet (IRC). I started out as Aviendha but they made me change it. For a while I used Sorilea or Mouse, but eventually I switched to Jalani because she was 16, and my 16th birthday was coming up.

I also joined the second most well-known email group at the time, and rose quickly through the ranks of their trivia rankings.

After I bored of those, I found myself a good WoT RP MUD, A Moment in Tyme, and started playing as the wolfsister named Lironah. After most of the WoT MUDs went kerflop, I didn't do much until I heard about the Storm Leaders. Been doing the forum thing off and on since then, but twitter more frequently.

4. Have you ever been to a WoT signing, with either RJ or Brandon? Tell us about it if you have!

I was a Storm Leader at the midnight release last year, and I went again this year to say hi to the Tower Guards. Never made it to one before then - RJ came within about an hour's drive of me once but I was busy that weekend.

5. What is your favorite WoT book? If you would rather, rank them all.

I think The Gathering Storm is my current favorite. I also really like The Shadow Rising.

6. Who are your favorite WoT characters? Least favorite?

My favorite changes a lot. List has included Aviendha, Nynaeve, Perrin, and Faile. Faile used to be my least favorite character, but then Perrin on Tyme asked me to play her since I already had a Hunter for the Horn character. After that I softened on her.

I can't really say who's my favorite now. Probably Egwene, with Perrin a very close second.

7. Are there any other books or series that you enjoy? As much as WoT? More?

I like The Lord of the Rings, The Chronicles of the Lensman, Watership Down, The Chronicles of Narnia, and The Book of Mormon. Um...I guess those are all about wars. So, probably anything about war and tactics works for me, but the WoT will always be my favorite.

8. What was your reaction to learning who killed Asmodean? Was it 'Yay!'? Was it 'You? No!'? Was it 'That's nice. Next!'?

I already knew who killed him. It was nice to have my formal vindication though.

9. Would you like to see Brandon write the prequels and outriggers? Or would you rather he stopped writing WoT novels after A Memory of Light?

I want to see Tam's story and more about the War of Power. Both war stories. You know me.

10. Tell us something about yourself. Anything. It can be a random detail, or a 5-page essay. We are easygoing. (Except on Tuesdays.)

Good thing it's Wednesday. Um. I like to swordfight, and have studied several martial and sword arts. I also draw, write, sing, play the mandolin, and code in CSS and PHP. Now if only I could pick one of those and stick with it, I might have an actual career going on.

I also DMed the WoT RPG.

Y. What are your favorite WoT mysteries?

Whichever one I haven't figured out yet. There was Verin, and Mesaana, and Taim, but I've been pretty firm on all of them for the last year or two, so I wouldn't call them mysteries anymore. I guess the only one left is how Rand's going to seal the Bore, and I'm already formulating a theory on that one.

Z. Do you have any pet theories?

Mazridin. You know it's true.
 

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