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Hello! I am Seiera Krikellis, and I have been a WoT fan since somewhere between the release of Knife of Dreams and The Gathering Storm. I found TVN on Facebook. I have loved reading all my life and realized fantasy was my genre when I was in middle school. By day I am a pharmacist, saving up to buy land and chase my dream of having a horse farm. I spend most of my free time reading, dabbling in some video games with my friends, and taking riding lessons. I took a huge break from reading the 8 years I was in college, and in the few years since I graduated I've been making up for lost time. Naming a favorite book would be hard, because the list is long. WoT, Sanderson's Cosmere, Kingkiller Chronicles, Naomi Novik's Temeraire and Schoolomance, Pern, Red Rising, Jane Lindskold's Firekeeper books, Green Rider, Kate Daniels, Mercy Thompson, Inheritance Cycle, Black Company, just so give a sample of what I read. I am currently working on Malazan, Ranger's Apprentice, and the Echoes Saga (no spoilers for these please).

I would really like to be more active in fandoms of my favorite books, so this seems right up my alley. I've read that the ajahs here are a little different than the book ajahs, so I'm curious to learn more at some point.

I have seen the show and will continue to watch it, but I have mixed opinions. I'm mostly just excited that we have a show at all. I have seen a fan in the wild wearing a WoT shirt who enjoyed the show but knew nothing about the books, so the show is definitely growing our fandom.

Hmm, what else could I share. I guess I could talk about my account name. Seiera is old tongue in the books for blue-eyes, which is the name of a flower and one of Min's horses. Krikellis is a word I put together myself from two old tongue words, kriko meaning bird and ellis meaning sun. I was trying to make the word "phoenix" and sunbird was the best I could do that still sounded good in my head.

Anyway, it's nice to meet you all!

Edit: One last thing. I feel a little lost with the avatar creation. I've seen the resources listed for the Smithsonian and the avatar creator, but I just don't know how to start.
 

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Welcome!

I love the Red Riding series but haven't read Lightbringer yet :D

Avatars can definitely be difficult. I was actually the one who wrote that list of resources. Feel free to reach out if you need a hand :pleased-1:
 

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Welcome to Tar Valon, Seiera!!
 

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Hello and welcome!!
 

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Welcome!! :D
 
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Welcome to Tar Valon. Enjoy exploring the site.

Very nice list of books. I need to read a few of those.

As to avatar, you can review resources, draw your own (or have someone draw one for you), or use any number of avatar creators.
 

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Welcome to Tar Valon! :joy:
 

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Welcome! You've got a great list of books there!
And its always nice to meet another horse person around here!
 

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Welcome, it is great to have you here. We also have some awesome avatar creators here. For years, @Laurien Achaur made mine. She is incredible.
 

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Hello and welcome!

I have ridden on and off for many years - what style/discipline do you prefer?

I also love anything by Naomi Novik and Kate Britain, as well as Patty Briggs! Have you ever read the Others series by Anne Bishop?
 

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Welcome! I love how you put together your last name!

My avatar is a picture a friend drew for me for my twitter profile pic a few years ago, and I just reused it for TVN haha.
 

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Welcome!! Omg, yesss. Love a Schoolomance callout. Those books are incredible from start to finish!
 

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Welcome to Tar Valon, Seiera!

Edit: One last thing. I feel a little lost with the avatar creation. I've seen the resources listed for the Smithsonian and the avatar creator, but I just don't know how to start.

Same! That's why I have never created an avatar since I joined this community and instead keep using my rl, though the hat and sun-glasses are photoshopped. :laugh:
 

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Welcome!! :joy:
 
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Hello and welcome!

I have ridden on and off for many years - what style/discipline do you prefer?

I also love anything by Naomi Novik and Kate Britain, as well as Patty Briggs! Have you ever read the Others series by Anne Bishop?

Hi Merena Sedai! As a kid I just did alot of backyard riding. I have been taking dressage lessons for a year, because I am fascinated with classical dressage (like the Spanish Riding School). I want to eventually branch out to dabble in eventing, working equitation, endurance, and whatever else strikes my fancy. What about you?

I have read most of Black Jewels and the first four books of The Others. I have the fifth book and will do a reread and finish the series some day, but to be honest some of the themes in that series do not sit well with me.
 

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Welcome! Glad to have you here with us!
 
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welcome as for avatar another option is if you play any games like sims or so on, you can make an avatar in t here, its what I did, that way you can easily do things like change hair and such later on if needed without starting over, as well as choosing angle for the shot to be taken from or even pose them if need be
 
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