Hello, Everyone!

Discussion in 'Introductions' started by Jenisi, Apr 21, 2017.

  1. Jenisi

    Jenisi

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    My name is Jenisi Nolain and I know I know at least one of you here! ;)

    Let's see... as my bio blurb says, I got my start with WoT communities when I stumbled upon NWT, or Netland White Tower, back in 2001. I worked my way up, got in all sorts of shenanigans as an Accepted, used saidar to create an oosquai variant -Bluesquai- as an homage to my Ajah-to-be, and eventually became a Blue Sister... right before a hullabaloo involving site direction and a relaunch. As the dust settled for the relaunch as Silklantern, I became a Sitter of the Blue Ajah.

    Eventually, the founders decided to retire Silklantern and those of us who weren't ready to call WoT and our community quits hurriedly launched Portalstones. We became a place for a lot of NWT and SL's refugees, even though we weren't able to link through the old site. (We were told we had to start from scratch like they did, so some of our friends wandered homeless for some time before finding us.) At Portalstones, I was an admin/co-founder and the Blue Ajah's First Selector. I continued to manufacture and sell Bluesquai on the side!! ;)

    The co-founder who managed the domain and hosting kind of...disappeared after awhile. None of us were able to reach him through any of the means we could give us and one day the site went down, lost to the aether. Some of us from the site have stayed connected a bit via Facebook, and there was talk of relaunching a new site, but real life and "adulting" took us so far away from being able to avidly roleplay WoT that it just never happened. (Unless they moved on and didn't tell me, which is entirely possible! :p )

    I do have lovely remnants from the past, though, including my husband whom I knew from Silklantern but began a writing relationship with on Portalstones. When a Wader pursues a "high-profile Aes Sedai" (his estimation of me, lol!) and it turns out they have a lot of real life stuff in common, it's amazing what can happen. "Aeric" and I married in 2012 and have a lovely little girl who was the best honeymoon souvenir ever to come out of the Great Smoky Mountains! We still write together in various genres, but our WoT writing has slowed down a bit... leaving memories that fade to legend... Legend fades to myth... et cetera, et cetera...

    I realize that TarValon.net is not an RPG, and that's fine. I'm just kinda feeling nostalgic for a WoT community! I may just lurk, or who knows, maybe I'll be active and get hooked enough that I want to apply for citizenship. It's just nice to see that the Flame of Tar Valon still burns brightly, so to speak.
     
  2. Roheryn ni Galghandhrei t'al'Djinn

    Roheryn ni Galghandhrei t'al'Djinn Aes Sedai Membership Activities Coordinator Head of the Green Ajah

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    Welcome! Glad that you found us! If you have any questions, or just want to chat, feel free to message me.

    My husband and I also met through WoT, we connected here at TV.net. :)
     
  3. Ahmyra al'Ruley

    Ahmyra al'Ruley Mistress of Foretelling Aes Sedai Tower Gatekeeper

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    Hello and Welcome!

    We are kind of famous for sucking people in :look

    Please shoot me a message if you have any questions and I do hope you stay :)
     
  4. Cahalan Sothron

    Cahalan Sothron Aes Sedai

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    :joy :joy :joy

    I'm so happy see you here, Jen!!! I need help converting folks over to bluesquai :lol

    :hug Tell Aeric to join us sometime!
     
  5. Fern Al'Thorn

    Fern Al'Thorn Aes Sedai Head of the Yellow Ajah

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    Welcome!! And as Ahmrya Sedai says... we kind of suck people in... Have fun, lurk a bit and come hang in the threads!
    :D
    :joy
     
  6. Jenisi

    Jenisi

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    Ahhh, Bluesquai.... the crystalline blue libation smooth on the tastebuds... with the oosquai wallop of ten angry spear-maidens! How are they not lining up for miles?! :lol

    Thanks for the warm welcome, everyone!
     
  7. Qamra Daielin

    Qamra Daielin Tech Documentation Orderly & Sparkle Spren Gaidin Tower Gatekeeper

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    Welcome to Tar Valon Jenisi!!! :)
     
  8. Mystica Ari'Yena

    Mystica Ari'Yena Aes Sedai

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    that's quite the story, welcome!
     
  9. Chaelca Trevelyan

    Chaelca Trevelyan Glitter Guardian

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    Welcome to TV !
     
  10. Kethaana Nia Khamara

    Kethaana Nia Khamara Aes Sedai

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    Welcome to TV.net :)
     
  11. Madrin Al'Carthon

    Madrin Al'Carthon

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    Welcome to Tar Valon!
     
  12. Elania al'Manir

    Elania al'Manir Aes Sedai Forum Moderator

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    Welcome to TarValon.net, Jenisi! :D
     
  13. Ealandrelle Melyma

    Ealandrelle Melyma Aes Sedai

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    Welcome to Tar Valon! :D
     
  14. Vivianna L'antreau

    Vivianna L'antreau The Vivrylin, Mistress of Revels - North America Aes Sedai Mistress of Revels - North America

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    Welcome, Jenisi! I used to read a bit on silklantern back in the day :D
     
  15. Nynyra Falas

    Nynyra Falas Novice

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    Welcome! Sounds like you need tv.net & tv.net needs you. :) thanks for sharing your story.
     
  16. Jaim al`Bearach

    Jaim al`Bearach Gaidin

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  17. Luna Morn

    Luna Morn Aes Sedai

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    Hello, hello! Welcome to the community.

    I have to second Nynyra's words - I think we'll all benefit from you joining, and hopefully staying. ^^

    I enjoyed the story you told. Unfortunately, quite a few of us here suffer from RL. :shifty But we do what we can to keep this place up and running.

    If there is anything we can do for you, please do not hesitate to ask. I hope to see more of you around!
     
  18. Ninya Evoneigh

    Ninya Evoneigh Super Cool Kid Aes Sedai

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    Welcome Jenisi! We're a lovely place, and I look forward to getting to know you.

    The RPG in my sig is super active (and some NWT peoples play there) if you're ever interested in writing again. Your name makes me curious if maybe you already know of it, but...can't hurt to throw it out there. ^^
     
  19. Ilverin Matriam

    Ilverin Matriam Aes Sedai Outreach Activities Coordinator Head of the Gray Ajah Historian Tower Gatekeeper

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    Welcome to Tar Valon :joy I do hope you enjoy it here and stick around, I am sure you will find more friends :D :hug
     
  20. Imzadi Hopewind

    Imzadi Hopewind Aes Sedai

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    Welcome! :joy