So I am jumping in, at last. I've read the membership manual and some of the other material (I LOVE the library!) I'm not very used to forums, and I've put off posting because I do feel a little overwhelmed by the sheer size of TarValon.net! So any help would be appreciated. I was going to join, and discovered that I'm already a member here from 2013 - probably because it was recommended at JordanCon in that year, and I rushed out and joined everything in sight! I'd like to get involved more in the various WoT communities because although I'm in a few WoT groups on FB, there aren't really any folk I'd call 'friend' and I'd like to change that. (I have joined the Black Tower under the name of Haeva Stone). My current job is too boring to mention, so I'll stick with two of my former careers - a librarian and a sailor - since they make me sound a lot more interesting But I concentrate more of my energies in my own interests, which besides WoT include Aikido, Bellydance, British History (1760-1830) and Irish/Scottish Mythology. Other books I enjoy include Tolkien's Middle Earth material; the Valdemar series by Mercedes Lackey; the Dragon Prince series by Melanie Rawn; the Books of Magic (a comic series) started by Neil Gaimon, but by various writers; the Dragonlance stories by Weis and Hickman (but not so much the rest of them); Georgette Heyer (author); the Ramage series by Dudley Pope; I think my favourite besides WoT is the Rose of the Prophet series, also by Weis and Hickman. I don't get much chance to watch TV these days, but I like Star Trek, Dr Who, Torchwood, StarGate SG1, Buffy, Charmed, Heroes. The more modern series seem to be limited to the Vampire Diaries and Supernatural at present. My favourite WoT character is Cadsuane. I want to be just like her when I grow up Logain also comes quite close. There are others in the 'favourites' list, but I'll be here all day if I go through them all.