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  4. I had no idea they had official illustrations until I shared this, so cool!
  5. I'm new to DM (and I'm in the Warder's Guild), but I kind of know what you mean. I finished everything when it came out late January 2013, two or three weeks before the end of an important part of my life, when I was accepted into the University of Edinburgh for a Masters degree 15 February 2013. As you well know (I'm still processing all you've written--nice to meet you!), I haven't left it since then. I started reading the WoT when I was 13-14, and once I finished the WoT (at 25), I felt I couldn't go back. I never met RJ, but my Latin teacher 8th grade was one of his former secretaries, his niece was two grades above me in our high school drama club, and one of my classmates at boarding school my high school senior year was one of his nearby neighbors. But I was about to leave my former life and go to Scotland. Sure, the WoT had defined high school and the moments I read the KoD during the lousy months of my Katrina exile that senior year were some of my happiest, but that was that. I would be an adult, now, I wouldn't talk about it anymore, and I didn't want to think about it. When I learned about DM (looooooooooooooooong before I reread--or listened to--the series), I didn't join, despite the fact we're all in love with it. Sure, I might make friends if I joined, but the WoT was over--so why prolong the agony? I only decided to join DM when I was halfway though the series last year--I think it was while I was reading a CoT (or thereabouts), and I only started talking to everyone when I was listening to a GS. In the years after I finished--from January 2013 through December 2017--I would occasionally think of a saying or read something I had written years before and, when looking up the reference, find out that it was a WoT saying or that I had been quoting something in the series! (Sometimes I found this out because of DM). It could sometimes be weird how much the WoT had been ingrained--I even forgot that Jak o' the Shadows was a WoT poem for some time! But finally, the wife of one of my closest friends revealed she was a WoT fan and had decided to re-listen to the series. (She's a seamstress, so she doesn't read, but listens to EVERYTHING). When she learned I too was a fan, she tried hard and then eventually convinced me to listen to it instead and when I did, I realised I had forgotten quite a few details, if I remembered the general story and I'd swallowed every trope. Occasionally, it was like jolts would come in as I listened--"So that's where that saying comes from" or "that's why I think that!" Ending it had helped me define a chapter of my life, sure, from adolescence until my journey to Scotland. But it turned out that the WoT was even more important to me than I thought it was--it had been a foundation stone for me. It had helped me define life itself! What would Mat say if he were me? It's as important to me now as it was ever, and so I'm as part of the WoT's story as much as anyone else. I hope all I've written makes sense. But--don't worry. Finishing it is difficult. And finishing it might be part of the end of your chapter. I know I thought I was lost for several months/years afterwards. But the story and its value will never end.
  6. I have not been reading a ton lately due to work and studying for the CPA exam, but I've been reading Tehanu by Ursula Le Guin, which is great like everything she's written.
  7. Hi Froggie! Verb asked us to condense boards. You can spam anywhere now. You might want to start new threads for it, though.
  8. They won because of two things, first nations didn't fight them all at once and second the more channelers they caught the more powerful they got. Avi saw how it harmed the nations to have their channelers captured and then turned against them. With the Aiel in the dragon peace and willing to talk to the Seanchan instead of immedietly fighting the future will change.
  9. @RyrinI wrote that after listening to a story where a council of sorceresses judged all men unfit to discuss magical topics--sure, in general, they liked men, but men were too ambitious, emotional, and unrealistic to discuss them dispassionately. I couldn't stop laughing. And seeing "f" just waiting there for a few days--well, I decided to go for it. Insects don't belong in my house either.
  10. How was everyone's Easter weekend (whether or not you celebrated it)? I'm American Episcopal, it doesn't exist here, and so I didn't, but I wish everyone well who did. I've been quiet here anyway because I have my own ways of making weekends special, and this one was unique. 1. Every few years, during spring breaks my old university's choir goes international, and this year it came to Scotland! The choir director and I also knew each other--I graduated May 2011, she May 2014, and although I hadn't been a choir member, I had been a voice student in the music department. The choir came to Edinburgh Friday, and although she and I had barely known each other during our university days, we had, and so our conversation and hug afterwards was genuine. I'm not sure we were ever friends before, but we became friends with that. 2. Because I got to attend this concert, two university friends and I had arranged a video chat for Saturday. It had been somewhat difficult to find a time for it because of timezone differences: I live in Scotland, but the other two--one lives in LA and the other in Ukraine. We ended up talking for two hours anyway. 3. Easter Sunday, it was (and still is) short-wearing gorgeous weather here. I've been unable to play golf the last few months because of tendinitis, but last Thursday the therapist had decided I was healed enough to try playing again (and we would check out whether she was correct this Wednesday). So I practised a bit in the gorgeous weather and found out that I could still swing it. I couldn't stay inside even after golf exhausted me, though, and so upon returning to my flat, I got out a harmonica I rarely practice and walked to a nearby park to see what I remembered. It was overflowing with people and the sunshine was excellent. I ended the day with some Dominoes. All in all, a wonderful weekend. I sent in two papers over the weekend to my professors, so I'm still trying to figure out what to do for the next few days. I think I'm ready to start rewriting my next "case study," (I first wrote it a year and a half ago and I don't think I need to update it substantially for my rough draft), but I've got to discuss these first two with them before I can begin rewriting this next (and last) case study. Hopefully, I'll be ready to start the final draft starting June. After I finish this next one, I just have to write the final chapter that wraps everything up.
  11. JordanCon 11 kicks off this Friday afternoon! I can’t wait to mingle with other Wheel of Time fans. It’s like a family reunion getting to see familiar faces and meeting new additions. If you’re able to be in attendance, don’t forget to check out the Anthology signing session on Sunday morning at 10:00! Our last interview is with Sarah Sover, talking about her submission “A Faerie Tale.” First, can you tell us about your writing? Is this your first published work? I write fantasy hybrids, but this is my only short story so far. My debut novel, a comedic fantasy about grog-chugging trolls pulling a perilous heist, releases in September. So this is my first published work of fiction by 5 months! Where does your story fall on the speculative fiction scale? Fantasy meets Horror. What excited you the most with writing this story? The most exciting part has been discovering that there are people who appreciate my deranged brain-children. My weird stories finding a place to exist in the world is something I never actually thought would happen, let alone twice in one year. As exciting as the actual writing is, that beats it all, hands-down. And working with Robyn Huss. She’s amazing. Are there any themes you want readers to get a sense of? I’m going to have to go with the dangers of messing with forces beyond comprehension and flat out nihilism. For my work as a whole, there’s a definite baby-eating theme. Is there a specific inspirational source you used for this story? An image popped into my head and remained there for an entire day, so I had to jot it down. The story grew from that black-and-white picture and sat on my desktop, untouched, until I saw the call for submissions two days before the deadline. What else would you like to say to your readers? I’m thrilled to have my story featured in this Anthology alongside the works of some fantastic authors. I hope you’ll check out Double-Crossing the Bridge in the fall, and, as always, #BewareTheGoats. You can find me on Twitter, Instagram, and Facebook @SarahJSover.
  12. JordanCon 11 kicks off this Friday afternoon! I can’t wait to mingle with other Wheel of Time fans. It’s like a family reunion getting to see familiar faces and meeting new additions. If you’re able to be in attendance, don’t forget to check out the Anthology signing session on Sunday morning at 10:00! Our last interview is with Sarah Sover, talking about her submission “A Faerie Tale.” First, can you tell us about your writing? Is this your first published work? I write fantasy hybrids, but this is my only short story so far. My debut novel, a comedic fantasy about grog-chugging trolls pulling a perilous heist, releases in September. So this is my first published work of fiction by 5 months! Where does your story fall on the speculative fiction scale? Fantasy meets Horror. What excited you the most with writing this story? The most exciting part has been discovering that there are people who appreciate my deranged brain-children. My weird stories finding a place to exist in the world is something I never actually thought would happen, let alone twice in one year. As exciting as the actual writing is, that beats it all, hands-down. And working with Robyn Huss. She’s amazing. Are there any themes you want readers to get a sense of? I’m going to have to go with the dangers of messing with forces beyond comprehension and flat out nihilism. For my work as a whole, there’s a definite baby-eating theme. Is there a specific inspirational source you used for this story? An image popped into my head and remained there for an entire day, so I had to jot it down. The story grew from that black-and-white picture and sat on my desktop, untouched, until I saw the call for submissions two days before the deadline. What else would you like to say to your readers? I’m thrilled to have my story featured in this Anthology alongside the works of some fantastic authors. I hope you’ll check out Double-Crossing the Bridge in the fall, and, as always, #BewareTheGoats. You can find me on Twitter, Instagram, and Facebook @SarahJSover. View full news item
  13. I’m no longer listed on any of the sheets. The taint was too much for me and I wandered around in the woods for several years before returning. But I swear I used to be here... unless... could it be the taint? Is that why I believe this?
  14. Ribbit. My goal was to return to you and I have 🙂
  15. I’m surprised to see the thread still going but not surprised to see you here Cindy! Love you 😍 How’s Gill?
  16. I worked for Brandon Sanderson and Harriot for the signing of the last Wheel of Time book. I was devastated to see everything come to an end. I've been on Dragonmount since I was 12 years old. This is my second profile made in 2010 with a post count of over 16,800. I guess I felt such a deep connection with the series and friends that I made on here that I was afraid the last book and end of the series would lead to an end to... All of it. I couldn't bring myself to read that last book. Which meant I had to avoid the fansites that had come to feel like home. Because there might be spoilers. Which ultimately meant that my refusal to read the book I had received the night after it's release and had signed by Harriot and Sanderson was preventing me from returning to Dragonmount. My home away from home. My place to go when life was stressful and I needed to step back and talk to people from all walks of life all united under one fandom. My friends on here were from various countries, of various ages, religions, belief systems... My mind was forever broadened by my time here. I was exposed to so many perspectives, it would have been impossible not to grow from it. I made Facebook friends, pen pals, and friends for coffee dates. I know it sounds contradictory, to refuse to read that last book at let it end when refusing to read it meant I had to avoid the spaces I wanted to be in... But... Well AMOL was released during a major point in my life. I was in college and debating the direction of my entire life. So losing something that offered me such safety was genuinely terrifying. I wasn't ready for the world to end. I wasn't ready for The Last Battle. Now I am finally reading the entire series to completion. I am currently on Book 11. Hearing a TV show was on the way has given me the hope I needed to finally allow that chapter of my life to come to an end. I couldn't wait until I finished the book to come back. So here I am! To see my old friends and welcome in the new. I hope to grow and learn from you all over the course of our time here.
  17. Hello Wildfire! I missed you 🙂

  18. Hey Aiel Heart I love you!

  19. I murder Wildfire Sedai because I missed her
  20. I don't know about grand kids but I sure love having nieces and nephews! I hope to have kids one day. Watching my parents become grandparents through my sisters has been wonderful
  21. Myself as Nyneave al'Meara, I've been campaigning on my twitter @Kaitlingulstad. This is me and Zane (For Rand) fighting a Trolloc together: What do you guys think?
  22. I just made you this siggy as a welcome gift. I wasn't sure if you were Kull after the movies, metal band, or comic series so I avoided using it as the theme lest I get it wrong. For copyright reasons, I'll say I used the font Bleeding Cowboys from UrbanFont and this image : https://wallpaperplay.com/board/awesome-fire-wallpapers You have to use it if you don't want to I just thought you might like one 🙂
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