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Catiendha Myerin

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About Catiendha Myerin

  • Birthday 09/02/1974
  1. Thanks for the warm welcomes back! Yes, the real world has been rough the last year or so! But I am eager to get back into WoT, where I would live full time if I could! RP?!?! I will check that out! I need to find my way around this huge site again!! I will read updates and behave myself (mostly ;) )!!
  2. Hello everyone! I'm Cat. Also known as Catiendha Myerin. Also known as Cat Sedai of the Brown Ajah. Also known as Mama Cat. And Chris Myers in this mundane world!! I have been a Novice here in the past, also a naughty novice at TV, MoN and head of the Brown Ajah at ToL, Amyrlin at TTU and a few other WoT personalities. It has been a rough couple of years for me in the real world. I'm back on my feet and eager to reconnect with all my WoT friends! I'm ready to start over as a Novice here. When I left a year or so ago I was a Novice in House Sanche. I hope I can get a mentor to show me around. I'm eager to get back into the WoT world! Please smack me back into line! I'm very eager to be a good little Novice. Hi to all my old friends and hopefully new ones!
  3. Very good point Beer Rot! (btw, lurves the name! beer, hells yeah!) Narg, at least, could speak in the common language and have the cunning and restraint to overcome the Trolloc blood-lust of just killing for a time. Was he bi-lingual? Wow! He was probably a genius amongst Trollocs! The fact that Trollocs are organized into clans, with distinct insignia, also supports your idea Beer Rot! 1st book, when Lan muses over the different insignia gathered from the dead Trollocs. Who makes the trolloc insignia? Who makes their clothing, boots and weapons? We see later how Myrddraal swords are forged on the slopes of ThakanDar. Trolloc weapons, clothing, etc. should be much more common-place in the Blight. Interesting things to ponder! How do Trollocs breed? I think any chance they get, roughly, dirty with no romance at all! There are no romantic dinners, no flowers and no candy. Just Narg and his buddies rutting with female Trollocs until they fall over from exhaustion. It's all a Trolloc booty-call, since we have read that female Trollocs enjoy being preggers. Which leads to more questions, like who feeds the pregger Trollocs? And my insatiable question of who instructs the baby Shadowspawn in reading and writing? AGGGGGGGGGGG!!!! But what really goes on in the day to day life of Trollocs, unarguably the most common of the Shadowspawn?
  4. I am officially ignoring a certain grumpy, ill-mannered, confrontational grouch in this topic. If a certain looby wishes to twist words into negativity, that is his problem. I started this topic to focus on the positives we can bring to others in unexpected ways. I saw some unexpected kindnesses today. I decided to use public transit and took the bus to the store today. There were a few rowdy, loud, rough-looking young men at the bus stop. But they unexpectedly let others get on the bus ahead of them and were very polite in doing so. They helped several elderly people get on the bus, carried their packages for them, etc. It was quite amazing and made me smile! Adella-minimum wage and server wage is determined by state. In PA, the wait staff got about half of the minimum wage when I lived there. Not sure what it is now. Splitting the tips is not so uncommon. If the waiters/waitresses in your state get the state minimum wage and split the tips, they should count themselves lucky. Where I worked, the cooks/dishwashers/hosts/etc. got the real minimum wage and the waiters/waitresses got the "server" wage, which was about half of minimum wage. Some restaurants STILL made them pool the tips and divide it up based on hours worked. Totally not fair! But we are getting side-tracked again. I wanted to focus on what we all can do to make a brighter world for everyone! I'm busy with getting things together for moving right now, so random acts of kindness are kinda few and far between at the moment. Still looking and won't quit! Maybe I can help someone on the highway while moving next week!
  5. Fewer items. There, my good deed for the day. Anyway, I prefer not to mention it when I do nice things for people, as it then comes as more of a surprise when I next do them. Mr. Ares the only thing keeping me from introducing you to a good, old-fashioned ass-kicking is the fact that I am determined to be a good little Novice. I will take your punch, since it was so WEAK! We call that a love tap back in PA! :p I've had baby kittens kick me harder. Adella-that is an awesome story with the chocolates! Sometimes just being nice pays off. Pay it forward! Thealynn--that's what I'm talking about! Holding doors for people, letting people go ahead of you in line at a store . . .etc. that is unexpected and makes people happy! Happiness spreads! I remember the beanie baby craze. Handing them out is awesome! Collectibles go up and down in value. Maybe in 10 or 20 years one of those gifts will be super valuable and bring a fortune to one of your benefactors. If not, at least you made a child smile during a time of hardship, which is invaluable. This is something everyone can do: If you eat at a restaurant, please be kind to your waitress/waiter. I worked as a waitress briefly in high school. Waitresses and waiters get LESS THAN MINIMUN WAGE! Look it up. Minimum wage and waitress/waiter/server pay in your state. I'm still upset that this idiocy is still going on 20 years later. The government "assumes" that waitresses/waiters more than make up for the difference between "wait pay" and "minimum wage" with tips. Not always the case. If a customer is pissed off about their food, the restaurant, the time to get seated, etc. . . .they take it out on the waitress/waiter. Waitresses/waiters get stiffed ALL THE TIME, even if it is not their fault. The cooks, the hosts/hostesses/managers/owners etc. get paid a flat rate based on their hours, no matter how they perform on the job. The wait staff gets a much lower wage and has to depend on tips to make up the difference. Completely not fair! Don't get me wrong. I firmly believe in rewarding good work and giving a slap on the wrist for bad work. I've experienced some bad servers. When I have a good waiter or waitress, I tip generously. when I have a very bad waiter or waitress, I tell them why and give them a minimum tip. But I never stiff them.
  6. Evidence of Shadowspawn reading and writing: Book 2, The Great Hunt. Chapter 6. Page 92, 2nd paragraph in my paperback (Rand's POV): . . . blood covered the walls too, but in scrawled letters, single words and whole sentences splashed on every which way. Some were harsh and angular, in a language he did not know, though he recognized Trolloc script. Others he could read, and wished he could not. Blasphemies and obsceneties bed enough to make a stablehand or a merchan't guard go pale. soon after, Rand took straw from the floor and went to scrub away words written in blood We will meet again on Toman Head It is never over, al'Thor Liandrin interrupts him. . . .Moiraiane confronts Liandrin . . . Book 2, The Great Hunt. Chapter 7. page 105 in my paperback Verin speaking to Siuan . . . I thought you might wish to see this, Mother. . . . .What was written on the walls in the dungeon. There were few problems with translation. Most of the usual-blasphemy and boasting; Trollocs seem to know little else-but there was one part done in a better hand. An educated Darkfriend, or perhaps a Myrddraal. . . . these accounts support my idea that Trollocs and Myrddraal can read and write. Verin at least can translate, which means that the language of the Shadowspawn is known and translatable. She can distinguish "a better hand" from the normal Trolloc writing. By stating that the "better hand" might be from an educated Darkfriend or a Myrddraal, that implies that some Darkfriends know Shadowspawn language as well.
  7. oh-kay! Yeah, that is a sad commentary on the times that being nice can be misconstrued as having an ulterior motive. People today are too wary and think that everyone is playing the Game of Houses! I got that once while doing my snow angel thingy. One guy confronted me and asked me what I wanted. I told him I did not WANT anything. I was just trying to be a friendly neighbor and help clean cars off to surprise people with a clean car instead of a snow-covered mound. I went away and cleaned off other cars instead of his. Sometimes you just gotta walk away, even when you are dying to give them an earfull! F- him! If he didn't want my help and didn't believe me then he can clean his own bloody car off. Very sad. People are so suspicious about anyone trying to be helpfull these days! I blame the scam artists! Darkfriends! If someone tries to help you, do you think "thank you" or do you think "what scam is this person up to"?? Scam probably. that is sad. There are many scam artists out there, but we can defeat them! I will continue with my random acts of kindness no matter what! I hope others will join me. We have the power to bring smiles and happiness! Anyone have another idea of how to do random acts of kindness?
  8. Aginor--the original Mad Scientist! I deduce he was a biologist. He tested the Fades to destruction, yet could not fully comprehend how they did what they did. That is evil genius. His creations got away from him. As a geologist, I sympathize with his curiosity, but not with his evilness. I play with rocks and dirt. I have no compuctions to make evil rock or mud critters! Although if I was turned to the Shadow, I could probably make a gholem. I know where to get the clay, heh heh he he he he! jk. ;D I still think everyone is ignoring my questins about who teaches the shadowspawn to read and write? Female Trollocs? Myrdraal? Darkfriends? I think all you fellow WoT fans are as confounded as I am. Or else involved in some sekret plot. dang old game of houses! I just cannot wrap my mind around little baby Trollocs or little baby Fades learning to read and write! How scary would their teachers have to be to keep them in line? There is only 1 Mesaana, and she was bound up for a long time, so there must have been other evil teachers.
  9. I try to do at least 1 nice, unexpected thing every day. I try to do a random nice thing for some random person, just to make them smile or brighten their day up. There is too much negativity in our world today. I'm not trying to rack up brownie points or sound like a saint. I'm far from it! I just think that by making someone happy, they might pass it on, and make more people happy. How many times have we had a crappy day and grumped at others? they might get grumpy and grump or bitch at others, and so on. Snowball effect. By making at least 1 person happier, they may pass it on and have a happy snowball effect instead! You would be surprised at how much gratitude these random people give for small acts of kindness. When in a store, help a short person reach something on a top shelf. Carry groceries for an elderly person. When driving, let someone get "in" to the lane they are desperately trying to or wait a few moments to let someone turn or pull out when traffic is heavy. Late last night we had a freak snowstorm. No one saw that coming! It has not snowed here in over a month. About 3 to 4 inches of snow plus freezing rain. Since I am up late, I decided to surprise my neighbors by cleaning off their cars for them. Who wants to wake up to a frozen, snow-covered car? Not me! I just went outside and cleared off about 20 cars. I came in when I was freezing and felt like my toes were going to fall off! I brushed the snow off and scraped the ice from all their windows. 4 people came out to go to work while I was doing that. I immediately went over to do their cars when I saw them. They were all surprised but very gratefull. One woman even "paid it forward" by helping me to clean off some other random cars while she let her car warm up! that was the coolest thing ever! Today, I was a "snow angel" and I just hope someone is happier than they were because of it. Let's hope they have a good day and make others happy. So, do you do any random acts of kindness? I'd love to hear your ideas! This is not bragging, so don't be shy! Ideas on how to be randomly nice will help us all.
  10. I recall that I read female Trollocs enjoy being pregnant. That may have been in the BWB or in one of the books. Not sure. I'd have to go look it up. But I am sure somewhere it said the female Trollocs enjoy being pregnant. So yeah, they just produce baby Trollocs or litters of baby Trollocs. What interests me is the genetics of the Trollocs and Myrddraal. Myrdraal are "throwbacks" to the human stock used in the creation of Trollocs. I assume that means that once in a while a female Trolloc gives birth to a baby Myrddraal. Since we have never heard about a female Myrddraal, maybe it is a genetic thing. Like a recessive gene. Maybe like calico cats. http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Calico_cats Almost all calico cats are female. Maybe all or almost all Myrdraal are males? Are they sterile like the rare male calico cats? They are known to take pleasure in raping human women, but no ill-begotten children are mentioned. Is that because they are sterile or just because the Fades use the women to the point of death? This leads me to a side point. Sorry to distract from the main topic. Imagine raising and educating a baby/child Trolloc or Myrddraal! Who does that? Who are the teachers? From the books, we see that they can write, which by inference, means that they can read! Look back at the first book, "The Eye of the World" and in the dungeon the Brown sisters note that the writing on the wall in blood is in a better hand than Trollocs. Who teaches these Shadowspawn to read and write!!??
  11. I see I have left you all speechless, lol! So I will continue with my WoT brain attack of the mental images. Sorry, once I get an image in my mind it sticks. This is Susan Lucci. She plays Erika Kane on the soap All My Children. I admit, I used to watch it. I'm not a big fan of soap operas, but I used to live in texas and I didn't have cable and it was the only thing on TV in english. I picture her as Queen Tylin. This is Rebecca Budig. She played Greenlee on the soap All My Children. Like I said above, it was the only thing on television in english at the time and the image stuck. She played a very fiesty, smart, bitchy, strong, know-it-all young woman. I pictured her as Nynaeve. I always pictured Egwene as Anne Hathaway, ever since I saw Anne in the Princess Diaries. I loved her character in Ella Enchanted! She's young, sweet, innocent, smart, yet has an inner strength. That's how her characters have always come across to me.
  12. Ok, since I was asked for my opinion, I will post it. Be prepared for geekiness to the geeekth degree, lol! I have always pictured the characters in my head as I read the books. I grew up in the 1970's and 1980's, so a lot of these ideas are from that era. Once I formed an image of a character in my mind, it could not go away. I continued to read and re-read the books and the images stuck with me. Demi Moore could be an Aes Sedai, but I just don't see her as Moiraine. Sorry, but I think Demi would make a good Green sister, but not Moiraine. I always pictured Thom Merrillin as Christopher LLoyd, like he was in in the Back to the Future movies. I always pictured Elyas Machura as Ted Nugent. Ted Nugent is a big time hunter and woodsman, and completely a wild man. I can picture him as talking to wolves. My RL brother Dave actually met Ted Nugent once, while hunting in northwest Pennsylvania. Ted Nugent owns a hunting camp near my parents house in PA.
  13. Ah, okies! Brown in RL here! I recalled that Adolla was my mentor at TV a long time ago, but only remembered that after I posted here. Similar name. ;D I think Arya was my mentor here a long time ago. She was a member of one of my sites for a time, but I have not seen her in a while. Glad to meet you Adella! Well, off to explore the boards and hunt down my long-lost friends and hopefully find some more new ones! FYI all!--I am a hard-core WoT fan. I am very friendly and like to have fun.
  14. Adella, are you Brown on TV? I think maybe you were my mentor there long long ago! Missed you if so! If not, then glad to meet you! I'm glad to meet all of you also! I'm re-re-re-re-reading the books before I read the newest one. I always do that. I like to refresh my memory and look for hidden plots before I crack the spine of a new book.
  15. I'm interested in both! I love RP and I love the community chatting and just having fun with other WoT members. I came back because the other sites I was a member of kinda went inactive. Lots to look at here! I look forward to getting to know all of you and talking to old friends too.
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