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Hi all! I'm a long-time Wheel of Time fan and somehow just recently discovered this site. I have read the entire series a few times, and several of the books a few extra times out of order. I've also been following every tiny hint of a tv series for many many years and I am SO excited that it is finally happening. I am re-reading the series again (after watching the first season a couple times and every interview I can track down).

Answers to some questions:
Who is your favorite character in The Wheel of Time and why?
I love so many of them! I can narrow it down to a top group: Perrin, Mat, Tuon, Bayle Domon, Cadsuane, Verin, Bair, and Loial. Also TV-version of Lan and Nynaeve. All of them for SO many reasons but a common thread is their strong personalities and sense of self.

How did you find TarValon.Net?
I love cooking, and my current focus is finding (and creating) real-life recipes for foods in World of Warcraft. I got the idea that I should see what WoT recipes are out there, and one of the Library posts came up. This definitely feels like a place I should be a part of.

What do you do? (student? job? hobbies?)
I like to say I'm a professional fortune teller - I do budgets, financial analysis, and risk management for a private nonprofit university. I love my job. I also teach Excel to the Advanced Accounting class at my school in the spring. (if anybody needs Excel tips feel free to hit me up!) On the weekends I work for an organic farm at their farmers market booth.

I dabble in a LOT of hobbies. (Thanks ADHD!) My current focuses are World of Warcraft, bonsai, cooking, baking, food photography, mixology (especially making infused vodkas), and working on writing a cookbook focusing on recipes from fantasy worlds. I love learning things and consider myself a collector of knowledge.

Other things I do sometimes or have done: crochet, reading (especially fantasy / sci-fi / cookbooks), gardening, hiking / backpacking, rock climbing, belly dance, playing Japanese Taiko drums, crossword puzzles (NYT is my favorite), playing D&D, cosplaying at anime conventions, traveling, singing, botany, and probably more I don't remember at the moment. Did I mention I love new things?

Where are you from? What languages to you speak?
I am from Portland, Oregon (USA) and primarily speak English, although I speak a bit of Spanish and Japanese. I have also lived in Arizona, Utah, and Indiana.

What is your favorite book or author other than Robert Jordan and The Wheel of Time?
Probably Anne McCaffrey, I love her Pern series. Also Brandon Sanderson, Terry Pratchett, and Isaac Asimov.

So ummmmm I hope that isn't way too much. I'm happy to be here. :)
 
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Hooooold up. Another fellow Pern fan, D&D/fantasy/sci-fi nerd, musician, food lover, and philomath? We DEFINITELY need to talk! :laugh: Hello and welcome, Zeela! I have a feeling you're going to love it here. :joy
 
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Welcome to Tar Valon! Hope you enjoy exploring. If you have any questions, just let us know.
 

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Hey Zeela, welcome aboard! Look forward to seeing some of the WoW recipes you've tried.
 

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Welcome to Tar Valon, Zeela! :joy Your kitty is adorable
 

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Welcome, Zeela!!
 

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Welcome Zeela!! I hope you enjoy it here!

Omg, you have so many cool hobbies! Bonsai and fantasy recipes in particular. I'd love to see your fantasy cookbook once it's finished!! :suck

Portland is my favorite city in the US. It's so beautiful. What was your journey to learning Spanish and Japanese? Those are also the languages I've learned (although it's been years since I've gotten a chance to really speak either), and I'm always curious what draws people to the languages they learn.
 

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Welcome! Fellow Pern fan & D&D player here. :D So glad you found our community!
 

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Welcome to Tar Valon! :pleased-1:

Please let us know if you have any questions!

Your cookbook sounds like an awesome project. What WoW inspired food have you cooked up?
 

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Welcome to Tar Valon, Zeela and the cat! :joy
 

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Hi Zeela and welcome!
 
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