Egere el'Pyne

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Egere Pyne
Real Name -
Location USA
Birthday November 21
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Affiliation Blue Ajah
Rank Aes Sedai
Title -
Join Date November 24, 2002
Bonded to -
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Senior Member Interview

May 4, 2009

Why did you choose Blue?

When I was raised to Accepted, the Tower was still fairly small, and the current system was not yet in place. I joined the Tower as a Novice and, after about three months, I passed the Accepted test; at that time, I officially requested to join the Blue as an Accepted. That's the way it was done, back then. I chose my Ajah based on the way the Ajahs are portrayed in the books. It was a very tough decision for me; I think that everyone who knew me assumed I'd choose Brown, because I am very much a scholarly type. However, I am also very much dedicated to Causes; and, the more I thought about it, the more I acknowledged that, in my Real Life, it's important to me to use my knowledge in the service of a Cause. So, I decided that I'm really a Blue; and the years have confirmed that decision for me. Fortunately for me, the Blue Ajah in the Tower just happened to be populated by a group of wonderful women who welcomed me and became a fantastic group of friends!

Are you like the Blues in the Books?

Very much so, in that I have spent most of my life working on behalf of various Causes; however, I'm different from most of the Blues in the books, in that I don't have a manipulative bone in my body.

Do you plot and manipulate? Do you travel a lot?

No; plotting and manipulating are just not in my nature. I enjoy traveling, however, and I hope to devote more of my time and money to it in the future.

How was your time as Citizen/Novice/Accepted?

I wasn't a Citizen; but my time as Novice and Accepted was fantastic. The Tower was small enough, back then, that I knew essentially everyone, including Senior Members and Admins, right away. From the beginning, I felt valued and appreciated at I really enjoyed getting to know people in a friendly and supportive environment. When I went to my first official Tower function, I felt as if I already knew many of the people there, although we'd never met before in real life.

What things do you do for

I made a decision, early on, not to take on administrative roles at This was because I am always tapped for leadership roles in the organizations I join, and I really wanted to be a sanctuary for me, a break from all the responsibilities I take on in the Real World. I've stuck with this decision, although I admit to feeling guilty sometimes, when I see how much other people do for the site. I think we all need a peaceful island, an escape of some sort from the stresses of our daily lives, and for me, the Tower has served that function. I think that's why I've stayed for so long: the Tower rejuvenates me and recharges my batteries so that I can continue to work for my RL Causes.

How did you get to read the Series?

I was sitting at work one day in 2002 (I owned a used-book store), and I was bored. I wanted something to read that wasn't too taxing -- I'd just finished Pynchon's Mason & Dixon, and I was looking for something a bit... shall we say... lighter. I hadn't read any fantasy in years, but quite a few people had been buying the WoT series, so I decided to give it a try. Halfway through The Eye of the World -- especially after that dismally executed "flashback" -- I was certain I wouldn't continue past Book One, but somehow, after I finished TEotW, I found myself jumping right into The Great Hunt. From then on, I was absolutely hooked.

To whom are you bonded, if you're bonded?

I'm not bonded, more's the pity...

Who is your mentee, if you have one?

I haven't had mentees, either. Same reason that I haven't taken on Admin positions.

Who's your favorite character of the Series? Favorite Nation?

Oh, wow... I find Verin tremendously intriguing. I can't really say that I have a favorite nation...

Have you ever attended any Real Life Functions? Did you like them if you did, and why? (Why do you think people should come to any future functions?)

Yes; I attended the Tennessee party -- I believe it was the third anniversary party?? -- in spring of 2003. It was fantastic to get to know all these people whom I had previously known only as avatars and collections of posts. I've also gone to a couple of informal Michigan Members get-togethers. Again, great fun!

What kind of music do you like?

I like folk-rock, world music, and classical. Some of my favorites include Jackson Browne, Bonnie Raitt, the Indigo Girls, political music from Africa and Latin America, Mozart, and Bach.

What are your favorite movies?

I don't really like movies. Go figure. I've seen fewer than 40 movies in my entire life. Can't really say I have a favorite.

What job do you have?

I own a used-book store. Love it, love it, love it!!!

Do you have a pet?

I am a Certifiable Crazy Cat Lady. Four cats live with me in my house/bookstore: Beebs, Ajax, Achilles, and Subcomandante Marcos. I also take care of -- feed, get spayed/neutered/vaccinated, and take to vet when necessary -- seventeen alley cats: Gray Mama, Te'Orsa, Kubra, Drethan, Skeleton, Anaximander, La Lucha (aka Feral Mama), Big Orange, Little Orange, Langenstein, Eratosthenes, Sisyphus, Poseidon, Fernando, Antigone, Spitfire, and Twinkle-Toes.

What languages do you speak?

English, fluently. Spanish, not-so-fluently.

What profession did you want to have when you were a kid?

It was always assumed that I'd be a professor; what I really wanted to do, however, was write.

Moiraine or Siuan?

Gleeps... Moiraine, I guess...

Shienar or Saldaea?

Ummm... I dunno... Sorry...

Tea or coffee?

Tea. Definitely.

Books or movies?

Books. No question. Books!!!

A short bio about yourself.

Well, let's see. I read. I write. I rescue cats. I eat way more chocolate than I ought to. I garden. I like ice cream, especially chocolate peanut butter ice cream with M&Ms sprinkled atop it. I'm a country person -- love hanging out in the woods.