WoT n00b...

Discussion in 'Introductions' started by Gweny al'Kashmir, May 12, 2020.

  1. Gweny al'Kashmir

    Gweny al'Kashmir Citizen

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    My first boyfriend told me about the Wheel of Time. I even bought The Eye of the World while I was dating him...but never read it. I've literally had that book in my collection for like 20 years...

    A couple years ago I met Relinya Ryviarra at a festival...and she's all about WoT.
    Just being best friends with her for 2 years -- I learned more than I expected about this series, and about this website, and about JordanCon. hahah

    Why hadn't I read the series yet? Well over the years I've heard enough negative stuff about it that I wasn't sold on starting such a long series. Things like...
    "There are way too many characters to keep track of"
    "A bunch of the books aren't that great"
    "The books are way longer than they need to be"
    "He goes on about some characters for entire chapter and you never hear about them again"
    "He died before he could finish the series" (yes I realize that Sanderson finished it tho)

    Well...recently I introduced Relinya to a couple of my friends from back home, who turned out to be huge WoT nerds and I didn't even know that about them! Well...now I had three close friends talking about this epic fantasy series that I hadn't read.

    And then quarantine happened. You know what I have a lot of time for while in quarantine? Reading.
    So I finally put The Eye of the World audiobook on hold at my library...and (not so) patiently waited for it to come in. (Random side note: Kate Reading is actually one of my favourite audiobook narrators, so I was pretty happy to hear she's part of it)

    And then it began. Finally.

    I already knew about a few of the things just from hearing Relinya talk about them...like Aes Sedai. (And specifically the Red Ajah, since she's in that one. And her sister is in the Green Ajah, so I know a bit about that one as well. Tho I'm definitely neither Red or Green :p)
    She always wears an ouroboros ring, and after hearing about the ring at the beginning of the book, I was like "Can I get one now?" lol (The answer was no btw)

    Pretty sure I made her day when I messaged her last week going "I don't know which Ajah I'd belong to...I feel like I could be three different ones!" (Tho I'm sad that none of them are my favourite colours...heh)
    And again when I messaged her the other day "I'm trying to figure out a name for TarValon.net. Can't be <redacted> there!"

    And now it's today...last night I stayed up until 1:30am finishing tEotW...and really enjoyed it!
    The Great Hunt has been downloaded to start listening to today (Thankfully I have access to three libraries...cause two of them had wait lists for a few weeks, but one had it available right now)

    So here we go...my first read through of The Wheel of Time.
    A journey that took 20 years in the making.

    Hi! *waves*
     
  2. Relinya Ryviarra

    Relinya Ryviarra Aes Sedai

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    :tackle

    YAY!

    FINALLY :D
     
  3. Leala al'Dareis

    Leala al'Dareis First Seasoner Aes Sedai Head of the White Ajah

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    Welcome to Tar Valon, Gweny!! :joy You're going to love it!!
     
  4. Anujun Trahearn

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    Welcome, Gweny :) Don't get mud on the shining walls. There's refreshments strewn about most everywhere. Watch out for the bubbles.
     
  5. Leala al'Dareis

    Leala al'Dareis First Seasoner Aes Sedai Head of the White Ajah

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    No! Embrace the bubbles! :bubble
     
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    Welcome, Gweny! I hope you'll like it here, and the books ^^

    Come discuss them with us in the book forum :joy
     
  7. Alenya Al'Roran

    Alenya Al'Roran Aes Sedai Director of Marketing Forum Moderator

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    Welcome to Tar Valon!
     
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    Welcome :)
     
  9. Elia LePhant

    Elia LePhant Aes Sedai Historian

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    Welcome friend of Relinya!!! :joy She's pretty awesome so I'm sure you're pretty awesome too. :D I wish I could go back and read the series for the first time! I also really love Kate Reading as an audiobook narrator.
     
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    Welcome to the Tower! :)

    And I hear you on the colors. :lol
     
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    Roheryn ni Galghandhrei t'al'Djinn Aes Sedai Membership Activities Coordinator Head of the Green Ajah

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    Welcome!
     
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    Welcome!!! You are on a great journey :)
     
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    Welcome to Tar Valon! :joy
     
  15. Gweny al'Kashmir

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    I like to think that she would agree that I'm also pretty awesome. :lol
     
  16. Relinya Ryviarra

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    Yeah, watch out for them, so you can embrace them :p
     
  19. Leala al'Dareis

    Leala al'Dareis First Seasoner Aes Sedai Head of the White Ajah

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    :lol :hug
     
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    Welcome! :)