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Discussion in 'Introductions' started by Agoroth Shald, Jun 15, 2016.

  1. Agoroth Shald

    Agoroth Shald

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    Hi there!

    So, a little about me. I am from right outside of Philadelphia, PA, and currently living in Daegu, South Korea. I am 25, and I've been a Wheel of Time fan since I was about 11. That is when I began reading Book 1. Over the years I slowly made my way through the series up through Winter's Heart. Due to getting a little side tracked I never managed to get back around to finishing them up. I recently decided it was time to revisit the series, so I started from the beginning, buying the Complete Wheel of Time for my Nook. Unfortunately my first read through was plagued with impatience, which led to some skimming. I've already run into material that I don't remember from my first read through, barely having gotten back into the series, so I am grateful of my decision to begin them from the start.

    As for why I decided to join the community here. I loved the series when I first read through them, even though I didn't truly appreciate how great it is. Now starting them again I am remembering all of the little things I enjoyed about the books, and I wanted to be able to discuss and enjoy the world with others that feel the same way about them, so that brought me here! I am a huge fan of fantasy, and have done my best over the years to always find some time to read, no matter how busy I get.

    If anyone would like to know more about me, feel free to ask! I look forward to getting to know everyone here, and enjoying this great series! :)
     
  2. Sailea Nerid

    Sailea Nerid Aes Sedai Head of the Red Ajah

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    Welcome :) It's great that you are going to enjoy the series again ^^ There are a lot of people here who are very much into fantasy so I am sure you will have plenty of fun. If you have any questions about the forum or need help, please feel free to message me. I have always wanted to visit South Korea. It sounds like a very magical place to me ^^
     
  3. Onis O'Leia

    Onis O'Leia Aes Sedai

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    Welcome to Tar Valon!
     
  4. Carina al'Sim

    Carina al'Sim Citizen

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    Hey, I live near Philadelphia! I'm also not around there at the moment, since I'm in Iceland for the summer
     
  5. Ixialdor Lathanril

    Ixialdor Lathanril Gaidin

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    Welcome to Tar Valon! I have a buddy who was stationed in Seoul for a while, but moved back. Are you in the service?
     
  6. Cahalan Sothron

    Cahalan Sothron Aes Sedai Head of the Blue Ajah

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    Welcome Agoroth! We are happy you found us! If you have any questions or such, just give a holler and someone will answer :)

    :welcome
     
  7. Agoroth Shald

    Agoroth Shald

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    Thanks everyone!

    Sailea Nerid, South Korea is a lot of fun, you should definitely make a trip of it at some point! I have been all across the U.S. and North America, and all throughout Europe and parts of Africa, but South Korea and what I've seen of Asia overall is such a fun and unique experience.

    Carina al'Sim, that's exciting! Small world :) I haven't been back in the area since high school, other than the occasional week or two to visit family, but I definitely miss it sometimes.

    Ixialdor Lathanril, I am, going on 6 years now. I will be wrapping up my adventure here in Korea the beginning of next year, and heading to the Washington D.C. area for awhile. Seoul is really awesome, I've had the opportunity to go up multiple times. Daegu is like the little sister, most of the stuff Seoul has, but less crowded, a little more relaxed, and a little smaller. Really happy I've gotten to experience Korea here.
     
  8. Roheryn ni Galghandhrei t'al'Djinn

    Roheryn ni Galghandhrei t'al'Djinn Aes Sedai Membership Activities Coordinator Head of the Green Ajah

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    Welcome!
    I've always wanted to visit South Korea, but that may be a product of how much I love M*A*S*H....

    If you have any questions, or just want to chat, feel free to message me!
     
  9. Alcyon Devrix

    Alcyon Devrix Gaidin

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    Welcome!!
     
  10. Arisaema Draconis

    Arisaema Draconis Aes Sedai

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    :welcome
     
  11. Ixialdor Lathanril

    Ixialdor Lathanril Gaidin

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    Awesome! I am going on 16 years myself in the Navy. We have a lot of military/former military here in Tar Valon! My buddy is actually going back to DC here soon too.
     
  12. Stasia t'Andrei

    Stasia t'Andrei Aes Sedai

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    Welcome, Agoroth! ^^ Always glad to see a new face around!
     
  13. Jaim al`Bearach

    Jaim al`Bearach Gaidin

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  14. Maibella ni Rhoiden t'al'Varrak

    Maibella ni Rhoiden t'al'Varrak Aes Sedai TVT Editor Forum Moderator

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    Welcome! I'm glad that you're not skimming this time when you read - there's SO MUCH to be picked up on each time you (re)read. :D

    I live about 45 minutes from DC, and there are several other Tower people in the greater DC area, so when you move there you'll have people you know locally. ^^
     
  15. Al'Amar El'Haldir

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    Welcome to Tar Valon, Agoroth :) It should be fun and interesting with all these nice people (I'm new here; so I don't yet count among the established community). As to WoT and rereads; I'm close to 10 rereads (7-8 for sure; but I never counted); and each reread is an eye opener. WoT can be unique in that "why" you reread will always show different things. Next time, when the "why" changes into something else, you'll find the same lines giving you different perspectives. I remember reading for foretelling and foreshadowing different from reading about romance and relationships, and those two different from reading to compare different heroes and heroins; and all those different from reading with emphasis on 1 character's PoVs. Enjoy the ride, it should be very rewarding!
     
  16. Luciana Valkyrie

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  17. Amarande al'Kalin

    Amarande al'Kalin Gaidin

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    Welcome to Tar Valon, Agoroth!

    I'm Amarande Gaidin of the Welcoming Committee and I'm glad to see you've found our site. If you have any questions or would like to chat go ahead and send me a Visitor Message!

    My first read through was pretty quick too, I could stand to read the books again when I get a good chance :)
     
  18. Kassidy Rose ni DaiShan t' al'Kalin

    Kassidy Rose ni DaiShan t' al'Kalin Aes Sedai

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    Welcome to the site! :welcome
     
  19. Kyredeon Trevath

    Kyredeon Trevath Citizen

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    Welcome to Tar Valon!! I've read the series many times and still come across things that i don't remember from previous read-throughs, so it's great that you decided to read through again without skimming (although i admit that i skim through some of the less interesting bits now when i do re-reads). Can't wait to read your theories and opinions on the series:)
     
  20. Lillian O' Neeus

    Lillian O' Neeus Sparkly Brown Goddess Aes Sedai

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    Hi! Welcome to Tar Valon!

    I'm afraid that I'm just an American living in Canada, but I'm going to be spending the next year in Tokyo going to school. It's not quite Korea, but it's close!

    After my year in Tokyo, I'll have 7 classes between me and a Bachelor's degree. It will be a double major in Accounting and International Business with a minor in International Studies.

    Edit: Also, I'm Brown Ajah. Can you tell? :cheese