Soooo... many, many years ago, I stumbled across this lovely patch of the internet but alas, no sooner had I signed up (with an account long since purged - not that I can remember the details anyway, ha) life found a way to well, get in the way and I was never seen again... *dramatic music* UNTIL NOW! Ahem. Anyway, the hype around the upcoming WoT show has rekindled my love of the books and I wanted to be around people who shared that love, preferably at a slower pace than Twitter because I'm old, my meme-fu is weak and I tend to type in really long, rambling sentences that can't be contained by 280 characters. I'm starting a re-read of the series at some point this week, as it's been a couple of years and no matter how many times I read them, I always spot something new that I missed the last time around. I've been asked a few times how I can read the same books over and over again but the series just feels like home to me, the literary equivalent of putting a comfy pair of slippers on (just with more braid tugging and skirt smoothing). My favourite character is absolutely not Elan Morin Tedronai or any of his later incarnations (especially not the pretty one, oh no) because what sort of monster would find someone that messed up interesting? Not me, that's for sure. Beyond Randland related things, I live with my partner in a cold and rainy patch of northern England, along with a small, yappy dog and a really small, really grumpy chinchilla. I love football / soccer (because of my sins in a former life or my Nae'blis lust, unfortunately, I'm a Manchester United fan), I enjoy knitting but I'm terrible at it, currently trying to work my way up from hand sewing to be able to turn on a sewing machine without screaming because it moved. I like comics, as no doubt some of you have spotted from my avatar, MMORPGs, ball-jointed dolls and hoarding dice. I don't even play D&D (yet) I just like sparkly lumps of plastic. I can't think of anything else to put here, mainly because it's approaching 2am but also because there's a chance if I do think of something it'll start yet another rambling paragraph and honestly, if you've read this far down you've suffered enough already. Lovely to be here again, looking forward to being able to get to know you all better and may you always find water and shade or better yet, a comfy chair and a fancy drink with an umbrella in it.