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Discussion in 'Introductions' started by Ashara Koh'inor, May 26, 2015.

  1. Ashara Koh'inor

    Ashara Koh'inor Aes Sedai

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    Hello, everyone my name is Ashara Koh'inor and I recently joined with my daughter Elyss Koh'inor whose eloquent post preceded mine by at least a day or so. Joining TarValon.net is like a dream coming true as I am sure many of you have heard before. Although I have always enjoyed many genres of literature I immediately fell in love with WOT and wanted to leave my own world behind. I am a Naturopath here in NC, but I am also an artist and have degrees in painting and literature as well. In fact, I would probably be a perpetual student if I had the time, the money, and the ability to travel around the world to all the schools and places I long to see.

    I began reading WOT in the late 90's when my daughter was was very young and I was expecting my son (I am just starting my 5th reread). Jordan's world was so real and I was so caught up in it that often while reading TEOTW I would wake up frantic that my child would be born being able to channel. I had a real problem with the Reds for a long time just being the mother of a son! As Elyss commented in her own post, my son is very similar to Mat however, just enough to make one worry. Just the other day I heard her ask him if he would ever let a badger loose during a festival. He paused briefly, smiled that crooked smile of his and replied, "Yeah, probably." I don't know which bothers me more - the fact he would or the fact he didn't pause to consider what an odd question it was...

    Elyss is so much like Egwene, both in physical description and manner, that reading WOT has been a blessing and then also difficult. They are both amazing young women I admire. Elyss is already quite the author herself, a wonderful seamstress, and all around great craftswoman. I passed on WOT to her when she turned 14. I had waited and waited for that moment! For her 16th birthday all she wanted was a trip to Jordancon so that is what we did this April and we had a great time! I see in her post that Elyss also mentions that I am pretty much a dead ringer for Nynaeve and although at one time I would have bristled at the idea, I cannot deny it. Whether through our similarities or Jordan's character development, or both, she became one of my favorite characters.

    Thank you again for taking time to read this and welcome us. We both look forward to becoming part of a community that has been developed through such dedication, love, and hard work.

    - Ashara Koh'inor
     
  2. Cahalan Sothron

    Cahalan Sothron Aes Sedai

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    Easy to see where Elyss gets her eloquence from :) It's lovely to have both of you here!

    :welcome
     
  3. Luna Morn

    Luna Morn Aes Sedai

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    This was such a wonderful read, such an encompassing post. ^^ Very few go to such lengths when joining a community, and I am very glad to see how seriously you take it. If I may say so, this community is one of the best I have ever been part of, and as such, I hope you will enjoy it as much and choose to stay. You and your daughter are more than welcome. :hug

    And of course, I am at your service, if you need anything, from chatting to clarifying things about the community and its inner workings. :)
     
  4. Amina Coram

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    Hi, and welcome! I look forward to getting to know you and your daughter. That was a greater opening post!
     
  5. Mychael Ritoryn

    Mychael Ritoryn Aes Sedai

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    Bravo Ashara, wonderfully written! :joy

    We're very glad to have you and your daughter here ^^
     
  6. Elania al'Manir

    Elania al'Manir Aes Sedai

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    Welcome to Tar Valon! I'm sure you hear this a lot, but from that small introduction, I can tell you're a great writer. Even though you never explicitly mention it, the love for both your children and the Wheel of Time series shines through.

    :D
     
  7. Ashara Koh'inor

    Ashara Koh'inor Aes Sedai

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    Thank you everyone, I appreciate your gracious compliments. We are so excited to get started, and admittedly a little overwhelmed. It's amazing to see how many people are so welcoming and generous with their time! Thank you again.
     
  8. Keelinnea Isyne

    Keelinnea Isyne Aes Sedai

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    Greetings and welcome. :)
     
  9. Ariadne Davion

    Ariadne Davion Matron Mother of Mischief Aes Sedai

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    Welcome to you (and your daughter!)!! :D
     
  10. Satrim Kha'os

    Satrim Kha'os Aes Sedai

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    Welcome to TV.net!! (to your daughter as well)
     
  11. Seryse ni Cousland

    Seryse ni Cousland Novice

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    Welcome! ^^

    WoT does tend to find a spot in your heart and make itself at home. I'm doing my first reread now - I got up to Knife of Dreams shortly before I started high school, and now I'm trying again that I'm in college. My perspective on a few things have changed, but for the most part, I'm still in love with the characters and with the world. And the fan sites are committed beyond anything I've seen for any other series.

    On that note, I'm glad that you've found us here! :hug Please let me know if you have any questions, or feel free to drop me a visitor message if you'd like to chat!
     
  12. Nandi el'Shahir

    Nandi el'Shahir Sparkle Spren Aes Sedai

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    Welcome!
     
  13. Sailea Nerid

    Sailea Nerid Aes Sedai

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    Welcome :) It's great to have both you and your daughter here with us :)
     
  14. Ixialdor Lathanril

    Ixialdor Lathanril Gaidin

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    Welcome! It is awesome to see a mother and daughter that share interests like this! I hope my kids love Wheel of Time when they get older!
     
  15. Aryawnah Federov

    Aryawnah Federov Aes Sedai

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    Hello and welcome!! It's always wonderful when family joins the site. ^^ And I completely understand the joy of finding a place like this when you are so in love with a fantasy realm such as this. :) If you have any questions or need anything else at all, please don't hesitate to send me a visitor message!
     
  16. Maibella ni Rhoiden t'al'Varrak

    Maibella ni Rhoiden t'al'Varrak Aes Sedai Head of the Gray Ajah

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    Welcome! I'm glad that you and your daughter are reading and enjoying the series together. My dad is the one who introduced my sister and I to WoT when we were in middle school. All these year's later I'm sharing the series with my own son, though he's more interested in the graphic novels than the original books. It's so fun to share that joy and excitement with family. ^^ And yay for getting to attend JCon together! :joy I went last year but couldn't make it again this year.

    I look forward to getting to know you and your daughter as you settle in here!
     
  17. Nymala Ingasy

    Nymala Ingasy Glitter Guardian Aes Sedai Moderator

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    Welcome to Tar Valon! :welcome
     
  18. Naeris Vell'sean

    Naeris Vell'sean Gaidin

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    Welcome to Tar Valon. It looks like you really do belong at the white tower after reading your introduction post. I hope you will enjoy your time here.
     
  19. Kassidy Rose ni DaiShan t' al'Kalin

    Kassidy Rose ni DaiShan t' al'Kalin Aes Sedai

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    Welcome to the Site ! :joy

    If you want to chat , or have any questions my visitor message box is open .


    Nynaeve became my favorite from the moment I read about her.

    My Sister-in-Law (Owenaleah - Novice on the site ) spent years telling me I am just like Nynaeve and I need to read the books. I finally did. ^^
     
  20. Roheryn ni Galghandhrei t'al'Djinn

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    Welcome! If you have any questions, or just want to chat, feel free to message me!