Hello! I’m excited to be here, though I do have some questions…

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Hello, inhabitants of this virtual White Tower! I’m Jaye Tayaan Mydor’rareah (jay te-yawn my-door-rare-uh)!

The most notable things about me are probably the fact that I’m a saxophonist, an amateur composer, a very big book worm, and that I’m genderfluid. This isn’t my first time joining a forum relating to a book series as I came from the 17th Shard, but this is quite a bit different from the Shard even just at a first glance, despite the obvious reason that it’s solely based off Wheel of Time.

Q: Who is your favorite character in The Wheel of Time and why?
A: If I had to pick one, I’d say it’s probably Mat.
Spoilers for book 4 and on:
Mainly cause I find the idea of having other peoples memories becoming so ingrained with your own you can’t determine between the two. And his gradual acceptance with that fact is very interesting to me for some reason. I also feel like he’s the perfect balance between Rand and Perrin in terms of realizing that people are going to follow him no matter what he does, because he doesn’t try to vehemently refute it like Perrin does for most of the series, but he doesn’t accept it as readily as Rand does. I also just really like how he was written in the last three books (but this might just be because I’m a diehard Brandon Sanderson fan…)

Q: How did you find TarValon.Net?
A: I’m currently re-reading the Wheel of Time right now, and since it’s been about a year and a half since I first read it, I’ve forgotten a lot of things. So, when I wanted to try and remember something about a character, I’d just go and look it up in the Library.

Q: What do you do? (student? job? hobbies?)
A: Right now, I’m a Junior in highschool, and besides being a big book worm, I spend most of my time doing band or other music related things. For example, right now I’m writing a saxophone quartet piece for some of my very talented friends to play.

Q: Where are you from? What languages to you speak?
A: I’ve lived in Texas my whole life, so you would be right to assume I speak English. Though, I have been trying to learn a little Japanese, as one of my dreams would be to possibly teach English and music in Japan.

Q: What is your favorite book or author other than Robert Jordan and The Wheel of Time?
A: Cough, cough… Brandon Sanderson… cough, cough, and probably everything he’s written is my favorite.
Now for some questions of my own!

  1. Where does everyone here get all these great pfp’s?
  2. Do the pfp’s have to just be one character, because if I was an Aes Sedai, I’d definitely use Illusion’s to change my appearance depending on which gender I’m identifying as that day.
  3. I know this forum is really about RPing, but RPing is a pass time of mine, and I’ve always wanted an excuse to write my head cannon WoT character… so is there a place I can do that?
 
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Hey there, Jaye! Welcome to Tar Valon! I always get excited to see another musician; I've been playing the trombone for most of my life at this point (over two and a half decades now), and I come from a composing background myself, including for film. I'm currently playing in an Army band where I live. I remember being the great big band nerd in high school and having band and reading be the center of my world as well! It hasn't changed much, honestly. I wouldn't have it any other way, either!

To give an answer to you questions from a Novice's quarter at least, our profile pics come from various sources. I made mine (and make them for others, if you're interested). Other people have artwork they have permission to use, or make their own as well. I'll let someone more qualified answer about changing pics on the regular; I did it when I became a Novice so that I'm wearing white, but that's all the changing I've done personally. As for RPing, we do RP-lite things occasionally, but since that isn't so much our focus, you might check out https://goldencrane.aresmush.com/. I've just started playing there myself and am having a great time, but you have to be aware that it's set in the past compared to the books and you can't start out as an Aes Sedai or Warder; it's how they prevent the game from being overrun by powerful characters.

I hope you enjoy it here!
 

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Welcome to Tar Valon! I highly recommend to you to read our Home page, you can see the answer to your third question there and also you can gain a better perspective of the site and of its community. Also, if you like doing some research, you then may like wandering in our library: Tar Valon Library
 

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Welcome to Tar Valon!
 

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Welcome to Tar Valon!
 

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Welcome Jaye! It is so nice to have you here with us!

I took the opportunity to hide your information about Mat behind a spoiler tag, since some of our members haven't read this far into the story. Some have just picked up the series after watching the show, so it's no fun to spoil things for them :) Hope you understand :hug
 

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Welcome, Jaye!

As others have mentioned, we are not an RP site :pleased-1:

You can find more info in the stickied threads and in our Membership Manual: https://library.tarvalon.net/index.php?title=MM:_Membership_Manual

As for changing your avatar you can do so until you reach a higher rank. After that it's a process where you have to apply to have it changed. This is because most of us regonise people by their avatars

Please feel free to ask more questions here or send me a PM :pleased-1:
 

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Hi and welcome!!! If you have any more questions please let me know!
 

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Welcome Jaye! I love your reasons for liking Mat. I never thought about it exactly like that but your reasons really resonate with me now that I'm thinking about it.

We have a really awesome community here, with people who have established long-term RL friendships that stated here in in these forums. And we have a lot of fun. :) I encourage you to jump in and start checking out all out. You'll gain access to different parts of the site as you move up in rank, so consider applying to be a Citizen soon!
 

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Welcome Jaye!! :)
 
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Welcome Jaye! :swordy
What are you currently using to learn Japanese?
 

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Heyo Jaye, welcome! :D
 
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