Taven Stole My Thunder

Discussion in 'Introductions' started by Bracken Farthyne, Dec 20, 2018.

  1. Bracken Farthyne

    Bracken Farthyne Novice

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    Hi y'all. :)

    I thought the fact that I'm a second-time arrival would make me cool and interesting, but it looks like I'm not an uncommon occurrence after all. I will learn to live with the disappointment, but I plan to harbor a bitter grudge against Taven until further notice because he stole my thunder. There is a feud between our clans.

    I'm a technical writer in the Washington, DC, area and an evenings-and-weekends grad student. I was VERY into fantasy novels as a teen (hence my original appearance here), kind of wandered away into SciFi territory for a while, and rediscovered my love of the genre recently when a friend recommended I read The Lies of Locke Lamora.

    On my initial read of WoT, I devoured the ten books that were then available, but then lost interest after I wanna say the first Sanderson addition to the series? It had been so long at that point since I'd read the previous books that I had no confidence in my ability to remember crucial plot points that I'd need to know to appreciate the final installments. Well, I'm on a nostalgia reread now, and think I may actually finish these bad boys this time — I'm currently on Path of Daggers.

    Anyway thanks for having me back. Oh, p.s., anyone have leads on public domain avatars that look Aiel-ish? Thanks!

    Edited to add: I was last here in like 2007, but I think my name was Shala Miradsu, on the off chance that anyone recalls me, and I was Accepted of the Brown Ajah when I went inactive.
     
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  2. Taven Birne

    Taven Birne

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    If you are in DC, then the feud is definitely on. I'm only a few hours south in Charlottesville! Welcome (back)!
     
  3. Bracken Farthyne

    Bracken Farthyne Novice

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    DANCE THE SPEARS WITH ME IRL
     
  4. Taven Birne

    Taven Birne

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    I'm more of a Maiden's Kiss kinda guy, but let's dance MF!
     
  5. Leala al'Dareis

    Leala al'Dareis Aes Sedai Community Care Coordinator Forum Moderator

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    A fan of the Aiel!! I like her already!! *rattles spears*

    You and Taven look like awesome additions already! :lol

    Unfortunately, I can't help with the avatar area, because I draw my own. :look
     
  6. Bracken Farthyne

    Bracken Farthyne Novice

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    Taven! :eek That kind of immodesty is unbecoming in a man.

    Leala: Well crap! I have zero artistic skills beyond Bullet Journal borders. :lol I'm sure I'll find something. Thanks for the welcome!
     
  7. Jarl Lewin

    Jarl Lewin Aes Sedai

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    A hundred thousand welcomes, Bracken! Feel free to jump right in and post wherever the notion takes you. My PM box is open if you ever have any questions or just want to chat. :welcome
     
  8. Taven Birne

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    Modesty in general is unbecomming in a man ;)

    As for avatars, I looked to classic art for mine, maybe you could find something similar. I found this and think it is particularly beautiful, it's by an artist named Elizabeth Bruce and is called Desert Princess

    [​IMG]
     
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    Welcome back! Can't we all just get along?!?!?!?!?!
     
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    Oooh and we're off to a rip roaring start! I like it! horsey

    Welcome (back) to TarValon!! :D
     
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    Hey dude welcome to a fellow DC area person! I'm in Northern VA myself, glad to see we'll have some combat at our next local event haha
     
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    Welcome back :)
     
  13. Bracken Farthyne

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    We have those!?

    Wait, I knew we had those. I went to a RenFaire one back in the day. But at the time I was 17 and everyone there was, like, grown-ups. I felt weird about it and did not repeat the experiment. But now I AM the grown ups!
     
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    Welcome back, Bracken! :D I am also in the DC area. ^^
     
  15. Elania al'Manir

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    Welcome back to TarValon.net! :D I look forward to seeing you around the boards (and potentially in chat?).

    If you're interested in using your previous name and avatar, you should be able to email membership@tarvalon.net to recover your previous identity, so to speak. Or type. Whatever.
     
  16. Bracken Farthyne

    Bracken Farthyne Novice

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    Thank you, Elania Sedai! I think it's probably too far gone, now, though—I don't think I even have access to the email I used for it, anymore. Unless ... would i also regain my rank? It might be worth the trouble, for that.
     
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    Hi Bracken - it's great to see you back! :welcome
     
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