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  • Birthday 11/26/1978
  1. SO! Con plague swept through the house, Winnie got her arm dislocated (yea, totally my fault, I feel horrible about it) I (happily) got comissioned to do two websites but that's been keeping me VERY busy (on top of all my normal stuff life brings) and if that wasn't enough for you ... yea, my boss got contacted by our local university extension office with an offer to join a competition for our new business to win $3000 if we could write our business plan in two weeks time. Oh yea, and another convention organizing team saw our group at the Springfield convention and have invited us to come to Bentonville, Arkansas' for the Arkansas Anime Festival the first weekend of March (SHOUT OUT IF YOU'LL BE THERE!) So I'm prepping for another business trip. I love life but I'll be damned if my life doesn't go from dead and doing nothing to BUSY in .075 seconds. So, short answer is I'm still here... long answer is I'm in and out and no promises to activity save for my beloved Warder Alin who must have been having a heart attack over having been promised to me and then me bailing for weeks. Missed you all!
  2. oc: Thank you for being SOOOO very understanding of my time away Alin. I'll drop you a more private explaination after this post but I wanted to just give you a shout out here too. Can't imagine that it's reassuring to consider taking up a new Sedai and then have her not be around for a while. :) ic: "Well, at least you know how to laugh." She exposed a guarded smirk. "Trust me Alin, you'll have no fear of dusty bunnies while I'm in your care. I may not be as young and idealistic as I once was but I am not lay about either. If you don't lose that sword of yours once in the first year at my side, I will personally take you on a journey to make certain your blade & your skill doesn't lose it's edge." She looks down to the Great Serpant ring on her right hand, "I've made promises that I must keep, even in this late hour... and I am bound to honor them eventually." Taking a deep breath and exhaling it with a smile she tried her best for some humor in return, "It's been a long time... Now let's see, is bonding done with Spirit ... or fire?" She waited only a second and then chuckled. "Rest easy my friend... my mind isn't that gone yet." She winked at him. "Seriously though, I know some make a very big deal about this sort of thing but, this isn't my first trip to Tar Valon, if you know what I mean. Still perhaps we could have some drinks at a tavern with some friends and Ajah Sisters if you're up for it?"
  3. Day 5 of this and I've only been able to sleep in 2 hour bursts and only when I've reached utter exhaustion. If I'm not well come monday (or at least on the mend) I'm off to see the doctor but I hope it doesn't come to that as I'm uninsured. :(
  4. Just wanted to drop a note to let everyone know I'm not dead... or run off... just VERY ill. I spent time at a convnetion for work for a few days and then came back sick as a dog and still am. I'm fighting it but have been lacking motivation to write or surf the net more than my job requires. Expect me back soon! :D
  5. Miya listened to Alin's words and nodded thoughtfully. "Making a difference is the goal of every sister and Gaidin I suppose... but the blues like to pick something and run with it more than most. I suppose that makes us come off as pushy, meddling or nosey busy bodies but, it's not important what people think about your methods... so long as the job is completed at the end of the day." She nodded firmly to herself, satisfied that because she could say the words, obviously they were true. "It may sound crass but historians rarely dwell on the dark details of the making of peace ... instead they celebrate that it was made at all. We Blues pick a cause and commit ourselves to it from the moment the shawl is laid on our shoulders but for most of us... I suppose we knew from the first day we came here what it was we really wanted to be doing." "For myself, I've always been an advocate of Justice. I believe that without justice - for all men and women, there can never truly be peace or enlightenment. The Dark One's power over man thrives in any place where justice is denied ... be it in the backwater villages of Andor where a pig farmer is judged by his demeanor and not his actions or even here in Tar Valon ... the Light forbid that we should ever loose sight of the need for true justice." She stops and looks Alin in the eyes, “I can’t promise you that your sword will be caked in the blood of trollocs when you are at my side Alin… but the work I do and that I will ask of you, will be equally as important if somewhat less glorious. Does the idea of that bother you?”
  6. For half-a-heartbeat Miya lost her composure. Her eyes went wide, horrified with insult, indignant at the idea that he obviously thought she couldn't handle a short walk around the court yard. "My ... staff," she stressed the word "is a traditional artifact of the Blue Ajah that has been a vital part of our identity dating back nearly to the Breaking." she first shook the stick at him as though she considered thumping him and then she motioned towards the door as if to say 'shall we?' and then began to walk. "Every Blue sister has one in some form or another though some do not carry them with the pride or frequency that I do.” Calming she continued thoughtfully, “I suppose it's seen by some sisters to be like the shawl.” Seeing Alin’s thoughtful expression she decided she would explain though it was less than customary to do so. “Wearing it too much makes one appear as new to her station as a babe to life… it‘s prideful, boasting and infantile in nature to do; but," she snorted, her eyes looking to her gray braids. “...with me there is little chance of that error in assumption being made, is there?" Before Alin could go on about how he didn't mean any insult to her personally, she waved a hand dismissively and pushed forward. She didn‘t care to waste time assuring him he‘d have to do a lot more than that to hurt her feelings; though she'd walk all day just to prove to this bloody man she could do it, burn her but she would! “I want you to know that the previous evening we spent together is not typical of me. Our circumstances puts us both into … awkward and unfamiliar territory. Most of all, I want you to know that I don’t intend for you to confess to me anything further about your business with Aaolain. Whatever has passed between you and she is for you and the Creator alone. It is privileged information and sacred and only the most insulting of sisters would dare disrespect either of you in that way. It is regrettable that I asked as much as I did of you and for that, you have my apologizes. It’s not the foot I would have chosen to start off on with you.” “Breaking a warder much in the same way as you might a horse is no good way to bring him into your service. Though some might say as much but, I‘d call such women witless and inexperienced.” She wrinkled her nose with the thought of more than a few women who thought the only reason to have a warder was to have an animated sword at their side. “Personally, I prefer to simply make my expectations known from the first moment and trust my brother-in-arms to work within those boundaries using the resources and mental acuities I chose him for to begin with. After all, if I wanted a mindless protector, then I have found myself a wolf-hound and not a partner in my quest to serve my cause.” Let him wonder about what that means for a while, it’ll do him good to be thinking about more than just how he phrases his words while we talk. “So, I suppose that‘s where we need to start our discussions. Explanations and expectations. I’ve always been a woman to say what’s on my mind, I suppose all Sisters are to a certain degree or another but I… more than most.” She smiled. You can take a woman out of Arafel but you can’t take Arafel completely out of the blood of the woman. “Leaving Aaolin out of the explanation, because your care for her only clouds the facts surrounding your own personal desires; I want to know why you took up the fan cloak rather than continuing your loyal service on Tower grounds. Obviously something in you was inspired to act and I want to be familiar with that side of you and I want to know what it is you expect as a warder of not just myself… but in general.”
  7. “Miya Sedai?” The girl surely couldn’t be of an age to be in the books… but there she was, all in white and jabbering nervously. Had she sent this girl on some sort of task before? Light, but how was she expected to keep track when they all seemed so much alike? Weak spirited, complaining, lazy young twigs of women who were barely fit for novice white let alone to aspire to a banded dress. “What is it child, the day isn’t getting any earlier.” “Forgive me, Aes Sedai but there is a handsome fellow asking for you at the end of the hallway.” This made Miya’s eyebrows raise for two reasons… the first was the idea that Alin had finally made his peace and was ready to move forward and in less than a ten-day and the second was at the girl’s interesting choice of words to describe Alin Gaidin. Yes, not hard on the eyes but she may have chosen any number of other descriptors for the fellow not the least of which included his proper rank. “Thank you girl.” Miya said thoughtfully. The child tried to hide a smirk as she nodded, obviously she felt that this encounter had gone her way. Full of herself and her abilities and fixated on men… future Green if I’ve ever met one. “Now take yourself to the Mistress of Novices and ask her to find a way to help you better to remember the proper address for Warders and for Light’s sake stand up straight and take some pride in your position.” Taking her walking stick she made her way down the hall to the ‘handsome man’ waiting for her. “Alin Gaidin, it‘s good to see you.” She greeted him. “Shall we take a walk while we speak or would you be more comfortable finding a private location?”
  8. January's Travel Log Thread is up! This is where we'll post all the clues so be sure to come read the prologue (some clues are there too!) and follow the thread as we go along. A word to the wise though... since this could be a city, state, or country you shouldn't guess until your CERTAIN you know what the answer is. Only one guess per person and I'm taking the first I get from you if anyone tries to pull a fast one on me. *winks* http://forums.dragonmount.com/index.php/topic,52358.0.html
  9. Everyone is welcome to take part! Learning isn't just for Aes Sedai and their Warders you know! We want to share this cool information with everyone at DM. We'll be starting the first month's thread very soon so keep an eye out. *Hugs & Brownies*
  10. Miya rose from her seat once Alin was done speaking. Nodding slowly she says, “Of course you need to talk to her. If you didn’t she’d wonder why you didn’t care enough to come asking about her reasons for letting you go and she’d assume you wanted to be rid of her …but, don‘t make too much of this. She already feels horrible about letting you go Alin. What she does now isn’t for herself it’s for your happiness and for the good of Tower & the world.” Walking over to the wall of a man she let’s Saidar slip away from her grasp. It was never good to hold the power too long, no matter how safe and powerful it made her feel in the face of less than promising odds. “You would serve as her friend and confident on a farm and be loyal to a fault… I have no doubt. But we all know that your talents would wither and waste on a farm where as a few years there might serve to make her a better Aes Sedai. You’ll grow older and slower and she… only more wise as it will be many, many long years before she’s got gray in her hair like me.” In a compassionate gesture, one she usually reserved only for children and victims of injustice, she put a hand on Alin’s arm. “You have so much yet to give the world Alin and she’s selflessly making sure you don’t squander that. Appreciate her wisdom and concern for your comfort and happiness… love her for putting the world first just as she swore she would… because if she couldn’t then every bit of the woman we care so much for would be gone.” Drawing breath she let her eyes lock on his, filled with more empathy that she’d spared for any man since Hamad. “… and promise whatever you can to help her to not question this decision because, regardless of how much it may sting both our prides that we can not reassure her enough to keep her here; forcing her to stay through guilt will only complicate and worsen matters.” Letting her hand fall away she finishes with, “I hate it… I made every argument to urge her to stay that was logical and reasonable, but she needs this.” Stepping back away from him she cleared the path to the door. “Dinner is my treat. Come find me tomorrow after your talk and when you’ve cleared your head enough to discuss the particulars of what must be done. If you don’t come tomorrow, I’ll wait until the next day… and the following and the one after that if it’s necessary but - I will wait for you and I expect that eventually you will make your peace with our duty as I have.”
  11. Ed, I'd be happy to help you writing a bio and getting approved if only so I could play with you. We enjoy picking on each other so much on non-rp boards... imagine the fun we could have on the rp boards! *snuggles evil ed* Oh yea.. HI Faiyaa! So glad to have you here at DM. If you need any help I or one of these other wot-addicts will be very happy to help you. :)
  12. Miya

    Im Back

    Just a brief note to say welcome back ConQuest! I hope that your internet access is here to stay! Watch out for those shadow-sworn shayol ghul guys... they got knives! *offers you a warm brownie fresh from the oven* Hope to see you around the boards! ;D
  13. Ladies and Gents, Over the course of the next 12 months the Brown Ajah is going on a Virtual Tour of the World and we need your help or we may never find our way back home to the White Tower! HOW IT WORKS Each month the Brown Ajah is going to visit a new place in the world and record information about that place to share with all of you! However, you know us forgetful Browns! Without YOUR help discovering the name of the location we're visiting we might not be able to find our way to the next destination or worse yet... home! WHAT WE NEED RIGHT NOW (HOSTS) However, before we can leave on this epic virtual journey we need offers of places to visit! So, if you're interested in playing host to the Brown Ajah in your city/state/country at some point during the course of our year long journey… send me a ****PRIVATE MESSAGE**** and tell me where you live and maybe a little about why it's a pretty spiffy place to visit. If we choose you to be our host while we're traveling in your city/state/country we'll let you know at the end of the month and we'll give you a special siggie to tell the world that you were a "Where in the World is the Brown Ajah" host in 2010. HOW TO PLAY ALONG Throughout the month we browns will be telling you a bit about the place we’re visiting. We’ll share pictures, historical facts, and other great information that can be learned by going to this location. As we give details of this place you must try to figure out where we poor, sometimes absent-minded, Browns have wandered off to! When you think you know the answer PRIVATE MESSAGE ME. Each person gets one guess so don’t send in your answer until you’re SURE you know where we’re at. The first person to guess where we’ve gone is the winner! WHAT YOU WIN FOR FIGURING OUT WHERE WE WENT Now, should you uncover where we've gone (based on clues we'll be posting to this board throughout the month) … then you’ll win a siggie that tells everyone that YOU found “where in the world” the Brown Ajah was for that month. ELIGIBILITY TO PLAY Obviously if you’re the host that month you’re not allowed to win that month. Further more, no one who has access to the Brown Ajah Private Board (where we’ll decide what location to visit) can guess either (that wouldn’t be fair.) All Orgs are welcome to participate so … invite your warders and friends to help! So… please private message me (subject line: WitWitBA Host) and I’ll enter your name into the pot for possible hosts. And here’s hoping you guys can find us… I’d hate to think we Browns might not find our way home! *eep* Jan 2010 - http://forums.dragonmount.com/index.php/topic,52358.0.html
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