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Discussion in 'Introductions' started by Eryn al'Dael, Aug 14, 2019.

  1. Eryn al'Dael

    Eryn al'Dael

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    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.
     
  2. Atarah al'Norahn

    Atarah al'Norahn Aes Sedai Headmistress

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    Welcome (back)! :) I know exactly what you mean about the series feeling so comfortable.

    Are you starting your reread with Eye of the World or New Spring? (I seem to go back and forth on which I start with myself :lol)
     
  3. Dar'Jen Ab Owain

    Dar'Jen Ab Owain Citizen

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    Welcome to Tar Valon. This is an exciting time to be a WoT fan. Enjoy your re-read; I'm working on my first time through. Have fun wandering around.
     
  4. Eryn al'Dael

    Eryn al'Dael

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    Thank you both for the warm welcome!

    I think I'm going to start with New Spring this time but it all depends on which book I find first :lol
     
  5. 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 back!

    I play and I still love to collect dice!
     
  6. Juliya Karisu

    Juliya Karisu Accepted Forum Moderator

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    Welcome, Eryn! I am learning to sew on a machine and wish I could be better at hand-sewing.

    Hope you enjoy looking around here!

    Also you really made me laugh about your favourite character :lol I don't think I've seen that one before.
     
  7. Elia LePhant

    Elia LePhant Aes Sedai Director of Community Outreach Historian

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    Welcome back! Today was an exciting day wasn't it? :D I'm thinking of starting a reread myself now that I'm properly excited about the show!

    I'm going the other way with sewing... from machine to historical hand sewing. :lol It's much more my speed I'm finding. I'm also big into knitting and just crafting in general. Come join us in the Hand Crafts forum when you get a chance. ^^
     
  8. Alenya Al'Roran

    Alenya Al'Roran Aes Sedai Director of Marketing Social Marketing Manager

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    Welcome to Tar Valon!
     
  9. Luna Morn

    Luna Morn Aes Sedai

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    Welcome (back) to Tar Valon! ^^ It's good to have you here - feel free to explore wherever you can and want, and if you have any questions, we're all here.

    One post and immediately you sound like someone I'd love to get to know better. :lol
     
  10. Nymala Ingasy

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

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    Welcome back! :welcome
     
  11. Eryn al'Dael

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    Ah, thank you so much everyone! You folks really know how to make a girl feel welcome <3
     
  12. Leala al'Dareis

    Leala al'Dareis Aes Sedai Community Care Coordinator Forum Moderator

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    Welcome back, Eryn! I love your avatar!
     
  13. Autumn Sapphira

    Autumn Sapphira Sparkle Spren Aes Sedai

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    Welcome back!
     
  14. Eryn al'Dael

    Eryn al'Dael

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    Thank you so much! If you ever find yourselves in my neck of the woods, you're all welcome for tea (just bring a lint roller if you're wearing black, the dog is like a blizzard of fur and very friendly :lol)
     
  15. Raevyn Tsornin

    Raevyn Tsornin Aes Sedai

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    Ah welcome back. How long has it been since you were here?
    Hopefully it hasn’t changed in an overwhelming way here
     
  16. Brian Mandragon

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    Welcome back and may your stay be pleasant.
     
  17. Ilverin Matriam

    Ilverin Matriam Aes Sedai Outreach Activities Coordinator Historian

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    little late, but I wanted to say Welcome ^^ I hope you're enjoying yourself here with us :D
     
  18. Rhed al'Tere

    Rhed al'Tere Mother Amyrlin Seat

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    Hi, Eryn! Welcome back. I feel like I recognize your name but I don’t know if I actually do it if it’s the power of suggestion. :lol
     
  19. Nandi el'Shahir

    Nandi el'Shahir Sparkle Spren Aes Sedai

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    Welcome back!