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Nice to meet y'all! I'm Iamara, and I'm a research scientist in California. Some facts about me:
  • I've been into Wheel of Time since I picked up Eye of the World last June (and maybe kinda definitely binged the rest of the series + New Spring). I have seen the show on Prime, though I have mixed feelings about it
  • Perhaps my favorite character from the series is Egwene because of her tenacity and determination throughout the series and her brilliant work to succeed in some of the most challenging of situations throughout the series
  • I am fluent in English, but also spent years studying Spanish and Japanese. I've also dabbled a little with the Old Tongue
  • I count hiking, birding/birdwatching, and meteorology among my greatest hobbies and passions, and I enjoy a bit of adventure in my life. I also enjoy gaming (TTRPGs & video games), programming, and learning about a broad variety of topics
Looking forward to meeting and chatting with y'all!
 

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Hey, Iamara! Welcome to TVN! Always happy to meet another Egwene fan (she's the BEST and I will FIGHT YOU if you disagree :rofl: )! What kind of science do you do? I used to do biochemistry research, but now I am a government bureaucrat. :D
 

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Welcome to Tar Valon! What's your favourite bird?
 

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Hey, Iamara! Welcome to TVN! Always happy to meet another Egwene fan (she's the BEST and I will FIGHT YOU if you disagree :rofl: )! What kind of science do you do? I used to do biochemistry research, but now I am a government bureaucrat. :D
Welcome! :joy:

What kinda research do you do? And how did you get into meteorology?

Let me know if you have any questions :pleased-1:
Thank you Arinna Sedai, Arella Sedai, and Roheryn Sedai for your warm welcomes! I do R&D in physics, with a particular focus on optics and optical phenomena.

I first got into meteorology when I was four years old and got caught in a hailstorm in New Jersey. After a bunch of months fearing thunder, I picked up a book on weather and fell in love with it. Nowadays, I take classes in meteorology and climate whenever I can, and I'm a Storm Spotter for the US National Weather Service!
 

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Nice to meet y'all! I'm Iamara, and I'm a research scientist in California. Some facts about me:
  • I've been into Wheel of Time since I picked up Eye of the World last June (and maybe kinda definitely binged the rest of the series + New Spring). I have seen the show on Prime, though I have mixed feelings about it
  • Perhaps my favorite character from the series is Egwene because of her tenacity and determination throughout the series and her brilliant work to succeed in some of the most challenging of situations throughout the series
  • I am fluent in English, but also spent years studying Spanish and Japanese. I've also dabbled a little with the Old Tongue
  • I count hiking, birding/birdwatching, and meteorology among my greatest hobbies and passions, and I enjoy a bit of adventure in my life. I also enjoy gaming (TTRPGs & video games), programming, and learning about a broad variety of topics
Looking forward to meeting and chatting with y'all!

you binged the entire series in less than a year? or am I reading this wrong?
 
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Welcome to Tar Valon! Enjoy exploring. Feel free to ask questions. Lots of friendly folks about.
 

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Welcome to Tar Valon! What's your favourite bird?
Thank you for your warm welcome, Delara Sedai. I'm a bit passionate on the topic of ornithology, and as a result, I have several favorite birds depending on which continent/region you're looking at, most for completely different reasons:
  • Africa: Secretarybird^ - unique look and behavior
  • Antarctica: King Penguin - it's so pretty and majestic!!
  • Asia: White Wagtail* - first wagtail I saw in Japan, and it had gorgeous plumage!
  • Australia: Laughing Kookaburra^ - it's a Laughing Kookaburra
  • Central America: Great Tinamou* - I've had a conversation with one
  • Europe: (tie) Eurasian Blue Tit and European Robin - pretty + both are at the top of my list of birds to see when I visit Europe
  • North America:
    • East Coast: (tie) Cape May Warbler* and Painted Bunting* - I grew up on the East Coast, and these two always made me smile
    • West Coast: Violet-Green Swallow* - honestly one of the prettiest birds in the world with the right lighting
  • Pelagic: Black-footed Albatross* - first and only albatross species I've seen
  • South America: Ruby-topaz Hummingbird - I love hummingbirds, and this one is like a rainbow with wings!
  • Worldwide: California Condor* - the rarest, most endangered, and coolest bird I have seen
*I've seen this bird ^(in captivity)
 

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Hi Iamara, Welcome to the site! It's great to meet a fellow research scientist, I'm working in neuroscience/gene therapy.

Wow reading the whole series in less than a year is impressive! I started back in December 2021 myself and I'm currently halfway Winter's Heart. Which of the books is your favourite?
 

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Welcome welcome. Feel free to check out the games guild if you're interested. We're working on building a space where folks can find partners and coconspirators for our various games. @Alexr al'Petros Gaidin is leading the charge if you're interested in more.
Is there a game you enjoy best?
 

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you binged the entire series in less than a year? or am I reading this wrong?
yep! I enjoyed them that much!!
Welcome to Tar Valon! Enjoy exploring. Feel free to ask questions. Lots of friendly folks about.
Thank you Dar'Jen Gaidin!
Hi Iamara, Welcome to the site! It's great to meet a fellow research scientist, I'm working in neuroscience/gene therapy.

Wow reading the whole series in less than a year is impressive! I started back in December 2021 myself and I'm currently halfway Winter's Heart. Which of the books is your favourite?
Thank you Elleria! Without question New Spring, but Winter's Heart and The Gathering Storm are close seconds. I hope you enjoy WH and the subsequent books!
Welcome welcome. Feel free to check out the games guild if you're interested. We're working on building a space where folks can find partners and coconspirators for our various games. @Alexr al'Petros Gaidin is leading the charge if you're interested in more.
Is there a game you enjoy best?
Thank you Aylward! I'll have to check it out!

For TTRPG's, I am exceptionally partial to D&D 5e. For video games, I can't help but love Stellaris.
 

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For TTRPG's, I am exceptionally partial to D&D 5e.
Wonderful to hear. We have a few folks around who DM 5E. Here's the thread for the main Western Marches Campaign setting. How to see you around the DnD Threads.
 

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that is so impressive!!! well done!
 

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Welcome!
 

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Loved reading about your favourite birds! The magnitude of flora and fauna on this planet is amazing. You hope to see a blue tit and a robin, I see both of them daily. The fact that you have humingbirds, and people put up feeders for them etc, is so foreign to me. I would absolutely love to see one in the wild!
The Eurasian bullfinch is probably one of my favourites. It's associated with Winter and Christmas here. And I love ravens.

Being a storm spotter sounds cool! Not in the "I wanna stand around and watch a twister" kinda way, but in a it's helpful and important kinda way
 

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Welcome to Tar Valon, Iamara!
 
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