Hello! An introduction from a long time fan!

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Hi all!

I found a list of questions I 'should' answer in the welcome thread, so I think I'll start there :)

1. Favorite WoT character and why?
Well, I'd have to say Moiraine is my first choice. I wouldn't have chosen her prior to New Spring and/or books 11+, but I can now definitely say (without any spoilers) that she is quite similar to me in my life pursuits, and I admire her a great deal.
2. How did you find us?
I know some other fans who are members. I also dabbled in your site YEARS ago, but I don't remember my username/etc. (this was a LONG time ago)
3. What do you do (student, job, etc)?
I'm a biophysicist, and I live in Baltimore MD, USA. I study the physics of how proteins get their shape. This is important for things like Parkinson's and Alzheimers (among MANY others)
4. Favorite book/author (other than WoT)?
WOT has been the slight winner with the second most important series in my life being Harry Potter. (I know...) I was a bit old to catch on at first, and I avoided it until the fourth book or so, but I fell in love nonetheless. :)
5. Anything you need help with?
Well, not yet...as far as I know... I would be curious to know what the 'great crash' is. I suspect that I previously encountered the site before theis event. I would also be curious about the next steps toward becoming an initiate of the tower. :) (so far, I've only created an account for the message boards. I know that I need to read the membership manual and apply to be a citizen...and I plan to do this shortly)
 

Onis O'Leia

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Welcome to Tar Valon!
 

Ahmyra al'Ruley

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Hello and welcome!!! All one needs to know is in the membership manual. If after that you have questions or just want to chat feel free to send me a visitor message :) Hope you enjoy it here as much as i do!!
 

Sailea Nerid

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Hello and welcome :D I do hope you would stay with us and give us the opportunity to get to know you better. Moiraine is my favourite character too :pleased-1: If you need help with avatar, signatures, etc., have questions regarding the site, the Membership Manual or anything else, leave me a Visitor Message :D Enjoy your time here!
 
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Welcome :D
 
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Welcome! If you have any questions, or just want to chat, feel free to message me!
 

Lithiel Morn

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Hello, Elantrian! I love your name. :D Welcome to Tar Valon. :joy
 

Elia LePhant

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Harry Potter is the best. :look: *points to signature*

Welcome to Tar Valon! :D
 

Rhed al'Tere

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I think the great crash may have been a few boards ago when we had to go camping on EZ Boards. It was terrible because EZ Boards, but also kind of fun.

Anyway, welcome to Tar Valon, Elantrian! Hope to see you around. :D
 
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Welcome to Tar Valon Elantrian!

I got into HP late myself, but my owl finally came and now it's three cheers for Hufflepuff! :laugh:

Now that you have taken the first step and jumped in , you can start the process of becoming a citizen! I was surprised how easy that was, you just 25 posts in the forums. There a many interesting discussions so feel free to jump right in, everyone is wonderful here! As Ahmyra said, most of what you need to know is in the Membership Manual but if you need help, we're here!
 

Raeviendha al'Toma

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Welcome to Tar Valon! :welcome
 

Maibella ni Rhoiden t'al'Varrak

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Welcome! And YAY for a fellow Marylander! :joy I live just south of Baltimore. I'm always trying to put together local events so maybe we'll get to meet each other at some point. :)
 

Nandi el'Shahir

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Welcome!
 

Aduiavas Ida

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Welcome :)
There is absolutely nothing wrong with Harry Potter, I wouldn't even be into fantasy if it weren't for that series, so I owe JKR a lot :p

Also, I wonder, is your name taken from Brandon Sandersons book Elantris, or is that just a coincidence? If it is, I highly recommend you to read that book, it is great! :look:
 
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My name is ABSOLUTELY from that book! I have been using this UN on almost every webservice since sometime in 2005 ish, and you are one of only a couple of people who have ever guessed!!!
 

Aduiavas Ida

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:joy
I feel that that book is one of the absolute best one-novel fantasy books EVER written :pleased-1: I generally love everything Brandon Sanderson, but especially Elantris and Mistborn :)
 
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