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  1. I agree, Lily! We saw the Penguins play the Coyotes in December and it was so amazing! I'd never seen a live game before but I loved it! If tickets weren't so expensive, I'd love to go more often!
  2. I haven't watched more than a snippet or two in years! As a child--so in the 1990s--I remember watching all the ice skating events. I guess that was my favorite, by default. *lol*
  3. You started off with a really tough one, Ben! I'm going to guess St. Petersburg.
  4. @BFG Good work! You won that round. I will PM you with your word and you have 24 hours to post your drawing here. A triple toe loop is a type of jump in figure skating. A skater uses the toe pick of the opposite foot to help lift them off the ice. They start the jump backwards, for a triple they need three rotations, then they land on the same foot.
  5. Close, BFG! It’s something a bit more specific!
  6. You sure know your skiers, Rhea! What about the sport draws you to it? I should have included it in my OP, so here’s a list of current winter sports played at the Olympics. Basically: Winter Olympic Sports for 2018 The 15 sports of the Winter Olympics are categorized into three main categories: (1) ice sports, (2) alpine, skiing and snowboarding events, and (3) Nordic events. In each of these sports categories there are more specific events as listed. Ice Sports Bobsled (Two-man, Two woman and Four-man) Luge Skeleton Ice Hockey Figure Skating (Men's singles, Ladies' singles, Pairs, Team and Ice Dancing) Speed Skating Short Track Speed Skating(500m, 1,000m, 1,500 m and Relays) Curling Alpine, Skiing and Snowboarding Events Alpine Skiing (Downhill, Super G, Giant slalom, Slalom, Super Combined) Freestyle Skiing (Aerials, Moguls, Ski Cross, Ski halfpipe and Ski slopestyle) Snowboarding (Parallel Giant Slalom, Halfpipe and Snowboard Cross and Slopestyle) Nordic Events Biathlon (combining cross-country skiing and target shooting: individual, sprint, pursuit, mass start & relay events) Cross-Country Skiing (individual and team sprint, freestyle, pursuit, classical and relays) Ski Jumping Nordic Combined (ski jumping and cross country skiing)
  7. Welcome, Dar’Jen! Can I offer you a drink? Something to eat? Or a friendly arm wrestling competition?
  8. I’m sure more will come along so let’s get this started. Rhea! I’m PMing you your word. You have 24 hours to post it here. Good luck!
  9. Welcome to the White Ajah Winter Ball! I just finished up at the kiss and cry, so give me a minute to change into my gown. Here we are! The Winter Ball is a place for athletes to relax in between their sports, and to mingle with those of other countries (or Ajahs/Disciplines). So come in and have a seat. Eat some delicious food. Or hit the dance floor!
  10. Welcome to the White Ajah's Winter Carnival! Our theme this year is the Winter Olympics, which beings in real life next month! We're going to celebrate all things athletic with games, quizzes, and discussions. Winter Ball Games: Ice Skating Pictionary Hangman Trivia Discussions: Favorite Winter Sport Winter Olympic History
  11. Welcome one and all to the White Ajah Winter Olympics event! This game is PICTIONARY, a game where you get to show off your drawing skills. We need 3+ players to begin. RULES: Player 1 is given a ice skating term/topic/person from ME. They have 24 hours to draw a picture and post it here. Drawings can be digital, or real (with pen/pencil/etc.). A picture can be taken of a real drawing and it can be posted here. If you need directions on how to do this, PM me. As soon as Player 1 posts the picture, the other players are able to guess what the picture is. Player 1 or myself can chime in and say yes or no to the guesses. The Player who guesses correctly will be the next to draw. As the game progresses, new players can join in at any time! Just add your guess! Any questions? PLAYERS: 1. Rhea - 1 2. Kukasö - 1 3. BFG - 2 4. Chaelca -
  12. What is your favorite winter sport? When I was a child, I loved to watch figure skating, fueled on by films such as The Cutting Edge. This was about the time Nancy Kerrigan became famous, and not long after, Tonya Harding became infamous. I gravitated toward Kristi Yamaguchi and Oksana Baiul. As I grew up, I stopped watching the sport. Flash forward to 2016 when the anime Yuri on Ice came into being. My love for ice skating drew me to the show, and I'm glad it did! It's amazing, a show many real life figure skaters love because of how accurately it portrays the sport and the relationships established within it. Last weekend, my husband and I saw the movie I, Tonya, a retelling of the events between Nancy Kerrigan and her attacker, but told through Tonya Harding's eyes. It's was a phenomenal movie, and it was actually quite sad seeing it from her perspective. After ice skating, my next favorite is hockey--thanks again to The Cutting Edge. Watching hockey is very cool and exciting. Seeing the players throw their equipment to the ground and begin to punch each other, or roughly pushing another into the protective, plastic divider makes your heart skip a beat. It may be a tad bit violent--much more so than most other sports--but it's wonderfully entertaining! So, what's your favorite winter sport? Will you be watching the event this year and cheering on your team?
  13. I changed it for you. Now it's rotating. Not sure how it works--if you have to save it, then upload it, or if you can just copy and paste. Copy and paste worked for me. Or maybe this is another thing New DM is going to be weird on....
  14. Sorry! I forgot about this, Mother! Does this work?
  15. Our very own Jason Denzel was humbled by an opportunity to speak to Narg the Trolloc, who is in charge of The Daily Trolloc, a website aflutter with all the rumors within The Wheel of Time fandom. Every current bit of information is squeezed into each edition of The Daily Trolloc, and Jason’s interview is one piece of the latest gossip. Narg’s questions range from asking about memories of Robert Jordan to more personal topics, such as Jason’s Mystic trilogy—the second due out summer 2018, the third currently being written. Jason’s account of listening to Jordan read The Path of Daggers sent shivers up my own spine. (If you haven’t heard Jordan’s voice before, it’s worth listening to this audio clip; you’ll understand what Jason meant.) My personal favorite of Narg’s questions was an optimistic look at how the Trollocs are regarded: You can keep up with Narg and his adventures by following him on Facebook or Google+.
  16. Adam Whitehead recently published this fascinating article which is a culmination of Robert Jordan's notes, interviews, blog entries, and statements to show the evolution of Jordan's ideas regarding The Wheel of Time. One of the more interesting pieces of information is how different the series initially began. Whitehead refers to Jordan's first outline as "Death Metal Wheel of Time," and "essentially George R.R. Martin on acid." This version featured plotlines full of blood, violence, and sex--very different from the wholesome series we have today. The main character Rhys al'Thor was initially the Dragon, able to enter the wolf dream, and had amazing luck. Jordan eventually split these three attributes, forming Perrin Aybara and Mat Cauthon to help the Dragon with his world-saving. And another curious fact is that Rhys eventually became Tam al'Thor, not Rand. Jordan's intention was to make the savior a middle-aged war veteran, not the young farm boy typically associated with epic fantasy. And that's just the tip of the iceberg! Whitehead details so many characters as they were melded with others or split into two. There's also a lot about worldbuilding and the different cultures that make up The Wheel of Time. The time and effort needed by Whitehead to sift through all this information and make sense of the details is amazing! Even more so is Jordan himself, for allowing all of this to brew in his imagination. Check out Whitehead's complete article here.
  17. How's this? I can get them both added to a rotation if you like it.
  18. Here's a first attempt. What do you think?
  19. Do you want it to say anything, Mother?
  20. Rafe Judkins, the writer and showrunner for a potential Wheel of Time television series sent out a tweet earlier this week showing off his worn copies of the first three novels. Many have speculated that this means Judkins is starting to work on a script for the show. Adam Whitehead sums up the current rights and details of the show on his website, stating : We are all very anxious to see the show find a home, and having a fan at the helm definitely gives me hope! If you want to keep up to date with all the latest information, you can follow Judkins on Twitter. View full news item
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