So, obviously, I am new here. Or newly joined I should say. I have lurked here for as long as I can remember. When I first discovered WOT (5ish) years ago I knew exactly one person who had read them. So I looked for other outlets. And then I discovered Dragonmount. And lurked. I always told myself that someday I would register, and I am sad to say that it was RJ's death that made me do it. Not that I have anything particularly eloquent to say, but I find that I am alone in my grief, and I just couldn't take it anymore. The simple act of registering has made me feel a million times better, just because I now officially belong to a community that cares as much as I do.
I still remember RJ's first blog post, and how excited I was that now we would be getting the words 'straight from the horses mouth'. I remember checking his blog everytime I came online. When he announced he was sick, I felt sad. And guilty. My roomate and I used to joke (before he became sick) about what we would do if he was hit by a bus (or whatever) before he finished the series. The thought of those conversations now makes me feel slightly ill. He was an amazing man and he will be sorely missed.
But enough of that. Apparently ONWARD is the word. I look forward to being an active part of this community from here on out. :)