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10-06-2010, 06:38 PM
Hey everyone,
I've been lurking for a couple of months, and this looked like a fun place. Normally I lose interest in the various forums I join, but this place never seems to get dull.
I've only been reading WoT since KoD came out, so I relatively new to the series. That, compounded with the fact that I don't have my copy of the books on me since I'm living in a college dorm, means I might not always know what I'm talking about.
Just as a warning, I can come across as a pendant at times, and can be a little on the sarcastic side. Other than that I can't think of anything else to say at the moment, so hello again to everyone

10-06-2010, 06:45 PM
Welcome to the Insanity, Mad! We have a working chatroom right now, so come check it out. I just decided that I'm working on a PR campaign to make it cool again. ~tears well as she thinks of days of yore when her title actually meant something~ ~remembers that that was all a collective delusion~ Dammit.

I mean, how are you today? Feeling well? What's your major? Who's your favorite character? What's your favorite font? Does our current political climate make you want to cry like a little baby? Who is the coolest Transformer?

10-06-2010, 10:25 PM
At the moment Iím as fit as a fiddle, just tired and frustrated with homework due tomorrow morning. Iím an aerospace engineer, which means that my teachers are doing their best to kill us, and Iím only beginning my second year.
My Favorite character is sort of unusual Ė Elan Morin Tedronai. I normally enjoy the POVs of evil characters, and Elan is cool because of his personality and the possibilities his character has, especially as a foil to Rand. I donít have a favorite book, they all tend to blend together in my head, which means Iím always surprised by what happens in each book. Normally Iím expecting things to happen earlier or later than they do.
Political climate . . . Iím a cynic and the people still drive me insane. Thereís a quote I read once by Plato, "Those who are too smart to engage in politics are punished by being governed by those who are dumber" and I firmly believe that is true. As for Transformers, I was a deprived child and never watched the TV shows and the movies didnít look good enough to want to watch. *Quickly scans Wikipedia* Megatron looks cool, see above for my comments about ďevilĒ characters.

10-06-2010, 11:25 PM
from one youngling to another...Hello! :D

10-06-2010, 11:47 PM
Points for the original favorite WoT character. Though I have to say, if I were going Decepticon for my favorite Transformer, I'd go with Starscream (http://tvtropes.org/pmwiki/pmwiki.php/Main/TheStarscream). And the movies weren't that good. Shhh... don't tell anyone.

10-07-2010, 04:29 AM
Just as a warning, I can come across as a pendant at times, and can be a little on the sarcastic side.Are you sure you meant this (http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Pendant) and not this (http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Pedant)?

10-07-2010, 08:31 AM
Are you sure you meant this (http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Pendant) and not this (http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Pedant)?

Whoops. That's what you get when you write quickly. I'm an engineer, spelling abilities are optional. That's my story and I'm sticking to it.

Yay! I get points. And after reading that link, yeah maybe Starscream is a better choice. Now I have to see if I can watch the shows.

Zaela Sedai
10-07-2010, 11:49 AM
Consider yourself officially welcomed to Theoryland Mad!!! (I'll let everyone know to try to remember to dust off their sarcasm meters as we rarely have use for them anymore...) 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: We don't all agree about the issues regarding the military action in Iraq. Post about this issue at your own risk. Things seem to be under control now. Though, there have been some flare-ups….be careful. We have had our own TLers over there, back home safe and sound, hope it stays that way. (I can't wait to be able to delete this Addendum.)

Addendum 2 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 3 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 4 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. Feel free, however, to respond to Gonzo, our Resident Troll, we love him like a red-headed step child.

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. ~looks around~ our biggest offender has not been around for a while ~sniff~

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. 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!


Zaela Sedai, Official Theoryland Greeter, Mistress of Novices

Zaela Sedai
10-07-2010, 11:53 AM
B... where is this working chatroom you speak of

10-07-2010, 12:13 PM
B... where is this working chatroom you speak of

I also would like to know about this.

Welcome Mad, from someone who's relatively new here as well.

10-07-2010, 01:18 PM
B... where is this working chatroom you speak of

Top of the page just below the word "Forums", it says "Home | Chat | Old Forums(Yuku)"

That chat works. :)

10-07-2010, 01:22 PM
Yeah, what he said.

And Starscream is the most delightfully awful second in command ever.

10-07-2010, 01:55 PM
(I'll let everyone know to try to remember to dust off their sarcasm meters as we rarely have use for them anymore...)Ouch! My meter arm just bounced off my funny bone on that one...

Welcome to the group of silly people we call HCFFs (See the words right under "Theoryland" for full text. Word of warning... never argue with Terez without your books handy. :) If you ask, there's a link around here somewhere to an html version of the first dozen books (this includes New Spring, the BBW and TEotW through KoD) so you can access them from your computer.

So many people are turning to Evil these days. Sigh. There must be a reason.


Oh, yeah. That's the one.

10-07-2010, 02:32 PM
Thanks for all the welcomes. And Tworiverswoman, even if I had the books I'm not certain I would have the guts to argue with Terez. I'm slowly getting ebooks as I'm earning extra cash however. And now I'm going to have to play with the chat next time class gets to boring :)

Zaela Sedai
10-07-2010, 03:25 PM
i KNEW about that chat, doesn't work for me, Camel prolly blocked me or something LOL

10-07-2010, 03:48 PM
i KNEW about that chat, doesn't work for me, Camel prolly blocked me or something LOL

Are you aware of the renewed chatroom that came online a few weeks ago? :)

Zaela Sedai
10-07-2010, 09:49 PM
Are you aware of the renewed chatroom that came online a few weeks ago? :)

I can log in, but its just blank and when i type anything there's no way to send it and it says "Error onpage" in my status bar

10-08-2010, 04:52 AM
I can log in, but its just blank and when i type anything there's no way to send it and it says "Error onpage" in my status barAh, that's a User Error: replace user and try again.

Zaela Sedai
10-08-2010, 10:44 AM
lol thanks

10-08-2010, 10:48 AM
Welcome to TL I normally come on here imploring you to come to the non-WoT board but since your sarcastic you probably wouldnt like it over there seeings how its frowned upon to do that sort of thing... and dont let 2 (terez) get on your nerves too much its her job to dispense with the justice...

and tru... that was quite disturbing.

10-09-2010, 01:49 PM
Welcome mad!

You may call me Naz!

10-11-2010, 12:08 AM
we got a new chatroom? is there anyone in there? :p

oh. and welcome Mad :D

10-11-2010, 12:39 AM
My job to 'dispense justice'. I like it.

Welcome Madgod. Fear me not; I am only scary on Tuesdays.

10-11-2010, 09:52 AM
My job to 'dispense justice'. I like it.

Welcome Madgod. Fear me not; I am only scary on Tuesdays.

However she does not own a calender and she rarely knows what day it is... so... everyday is tuesday

10-12-2010, 03:08 AM
Whale com

10-18-2010, 12:58 AM
Welcome indeed! and thats guts being an aerospace engineer....

10-18-2010, 10:46 AM
Oh god yes. Due to midterms this week I haven't been able to frequent the forums as often as I would like to. And since I would like to try to avoid any major spoilers, I think I'm gonna bow out until ~November 5. See you then.