Hello, I am Ienela Al'Vara.

Discussion in 'Introductions' started by Ienella Al'Vara, Jul 9, 2015.

  1. Ienella Al'Vara

    Ienella Al'Vara

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    Hi everyone, I am Ienela Al'Vara :). I joined just today, so I'm completely new, haven't applied for full member, etc. OK, first let me answer the 4 suggested questions... 1. favorite character? Oh goodness, I don't know... I always have such trouble with favorites. Uh, I like Elayne? 2. I found it when looking up "Minecraft Wheel of Time server" (it does not exist by the way XD). I don't exactly consider myself in the fandom yet but I'm probably going to join. How do you "join" a fandom anyway... From my own experience I don't even remember when I started loving my fandoms, but... I'm getting off track. Question 3. Well, I am too young for a job, I'm homeschooled, I love to read and write (hate math, ugh) and I'd like to start horse riding. 4. LORD OF THE RINGS. I am a proud Tolkiendil :). I am reading WoT for the first time and am on the 6th book, Lord of Chaos, so please no spoilers. I'm reading it on and off between other things as it's nice to have an ongoing thing I can always read, so I may not finish for a while, but as I go on I like the series more and more.
    If it's possible to change names or something, I was going to have my name be a WoT version of my actual name, Abigail, but couldn't think of how to change that... I mean, you have things like Daisy to Daise, Betty or Betsy to, um, was it Betse? etc. but not sure how "Abigail" would change. OK, my personality. I'd say which Ajah I would be in, but I honestly don't know and dread the day I'll have to choose. Um, I'm an Elf in Lord of the Rings? A Lothlorien Elf? Yeah, not too helpful... Alright. I'm shy (except on the subject of fandoms in which case I am the opposite of shy) very very self-conscious, introverted, Independent Fundamental Baptist, I love books and writing, my writing generally being very detailed, my favorite color is blue, I don't know what my greatest fear is, I prefer the country to the city, I love long dresses and skirts and don't really wear much else, I also like science and rock collecting (lately my list of Possible Future Jobs has expanded to: author, editor, gemologist (My dad says he's go back into the mineral business and I'd figure out how much things are worth), and someone suggested I help people with their minds, a, uh, Christian psychologist?) I describe everything almost unconsciously in a mental book (have been doing so for as long as I can remember) as if my life were a book, 3rd person, past tense, different name, I'm analytical and organized, besetting sin is pride, I have a younger sister who is a Warriors fan, um... Oh yeah, my favorite genre is fantasy.
    This is such a long introduction... Wow. Um, comment if you have any questions? I'm currently avatar-and-signature-and-basically-everything-less, so help would be MUCH appreciated. :)
     
  2. Luna Morn

    Luna Morn Aes Sedai

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    Hello, Ienella! I really like your name, and the effort you put into writing all this out. :D (Speaking of the name, you would have to message our Director of Membership to change it. You will get more information about the technical side of things when it comes to our community (avatars, signatures, Membership Manual, progressing through ranks, etc.) when one of our Welcoming Committee members sends you a message - keep an eye on your profile for it!)

    Do not worry about the spoilers - we keep such things in the book discussion threads, and those are carefully organised to exclude spoilers for those who are reading for the first time, and there are quite a few of such people around here. ^^

    Welcome to Tar Valon, it's good to have you!
     
  3. Theolyn Maryash

    Theolyn Maryash Aes Sedai

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    Welcome to TV.Net, Ienella! :clap That's a really nice introduction. ^^ Don't worry, the site might look confusing at first, but we're all here to help you with anything you might need! :D I'll add just a bit to what Luna said - to learn more about avatars here, you can check this page for now - though I'm sure there are other members who know more places where you can get one. :)

    And, there I'm pretty sure that there are quite a few members who play Minecraft - personally, I don't know much about it, but there was a project of sorts going on, if I remember correctly. ;)

    I will post more once it's not so late (for me), but again - welcome! We are very happy to have you here. ^^
     
  4. Cahalan Sothron

    Cahalan Sothron Aes Sedai

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    It's really nice to meet you, Ienela! I hope you find this little fandom corner as cozy as I do.

    And you're reading my second favorite book in the series right now! No spoilers from me, but I'd love to hear your thoughts when you finish it :)

    Please feel free to drop me a message sometime if you ever want to chat!
     
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  5. Nymala Ingasy

    Nymala Ingasy Glitter Guardian Aes Sedai Director of Mods and Ops Forum Moderator

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    Welcome to Tar Valon! If you have any questions, please don't hesitate to ask! :welcome
     
  6. Rhed al'Tere

    Rhed al'Tere Aes Sedai

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    Hi Ienella! Welcome to Tar Valon.

    Maybe Abigayle? Or Abagaile. Or add an H in. That's what I did. :look :p
     
  7. 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! If you have any questions or just want to chat, feel free to message me!

    I'm an avid horseback rider and also a LotR fan (If you couldn't tell by my name) :giggle
     
  8. Maibella ni Rhoiden t'al'Varrak

    Maibella ni Rhoiden t'al'Varrak Aes Sedai Forum Moderator

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    Welcome! :welcome I'm glad you found us. ^^ We've had a few articles in our newsletter about the Minecraft server hosted my one of our members ... I'll try to remember to post the links here so you can check them out.
     
  9. Seryse ni Cousland

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    Welcome! ^^
     
  10. Ashara Koh'inor

    Ashara Koh'inor Aes Sedai

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    Hi, Ienela! I am Ashara, one of the Greeters on the Welcoming Committee. I was so excited to read your introduction! First, welcome and please let me know if I can help you in any way. Secondly, it is quite common here that many of us are shy in real life and more of the introvert types and yet when we find those that have common interests we come right out of our shells. My own children are homeschooled and my daughter, Elyss, is a Citizen on this very site. I am sure she'll be along to welcome you as well. You both have similar interests in writing and literature.

    Again, welcome and please feel free to message me or ask any questions. We are all here to help you get comfortable!
     
  11. Ahmyra al'Ruley

    Ahmyra al'Ruley Mistress of Foretelling Aes Sedai Tower Gatekeeper

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    :welcome!!!!

    I have three horses so we can chat about horses if you wish. I also happen to love LotR. There are many people here who share a lot of your passions and interests. Hope you enjoy yourself and choose to stay :)
     
  12. Maibella ni Rhoiden t'al'Varrak

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  13. Rehtaeh al'Navi

    Rehtaeh al'Navi Aes Sedai

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    Welcome Ienela!!!!!! I love your WoT name, although any spelling of Abigail could be fun too... Abyghel for instance, or Abghyl, or Ehbigl... :)

    Anyway, we are so glad you are able to join us here! This is truly a fun, wonderful place, where the most introverted of us can easily make friends :joy

    You can get involved on so many different levels! Just have fun and let us get to know you :)

    What name do you use for your Lothlorien Elf self?
     
  14. Sailea Nerid

    Sailea Nerid Aes Sedai

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    Hello and welcome :) I am glad you found us. I am pretty sure you will find a lot of people here who share the same interests as you so have fun. :D
     
  15. Padron Kerenmosa

    Padron Kerenmosa Gaidin

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    Welcome! You will find that most of us are introverts to some degree.;)
    I am also pretty shy in RL so I am certain you will find just like I did that this place is so welcoming it makes it very easy to become a part of the community.
     
  16. Aryawnah Federov

    Aryawnah Federov Aes Sedai

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    Hi Abigail! First, there is a wot minecraft server. ;) It's just private. If you wanted to join, Mejjad or Mendo here on the site could probably help you out. I absolutely adore LotR also. :look I am shooting a LotR themed wedding next year for a couple members of the site, and am super stoked. :joy I'm totally dressing like Tauriel. Yes, yes, I know she isn't in the book, but I just loved her look. :look As for joining a fandom, you already have. You're here which is about as close as you can get. :lol
     
  17. Ixialdor Lathanril

    Ixialdor Lathanril Gaidin

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    Welcome to Tar Valon. Hope you enjoy your time here, feel free to ask if you need anything!
     
  18. Mychael Ritoryn

    Mychael Ritoryn Aes Sedai

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    Hi Ienela!! Welcome to Tar Valon :)

    We're glad to have you here :D
     
  19. Elania al'Manir

    Elania al'Manir Aes Sedai Forum Moderator

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    Welcome to Tar Valon! :D
     
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    Welcome Tar Valon :joy