Gray Ajah Senior Member Interviews (OLD)

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Arie Davion

Senior Member Interview, January 3, 2010
Revised September 13, 2011
Gray Aes Sedai from 2009 to 2016
Why did you choose Gray?

There are many reasons I chose Gray. Of all these reasons, knowing I have a home where I am not judged and am accepted for who I am -quirks, history and faults included - is what made the choice so easy for me. What I bring to the Gray Ajah is only as good as the amazing things that they bring out in me. They are my Soul Sisters and I could not ask for a better group of Women (and Men) to be a part of.


Are you like the Grays in the Books?

I have a bit of every 'Ajah' dispersed in my personality. Some good and some bad. I am Blue in my drive for a cause and justice. I am Brown in my OCD for books, order and my general love of the written word. I am Green in my fierce loyalty to my sisters and I will draw swords to protect what needs saving at the cost of my life. I am White in my addiction to philosophy and and the more worldly questions that question the mind and challenge how we live out lives as a whole. I am Yellow in my ability to heal the Soul, support and aid in ways that sometimes defies the laws of medicine or even logic. I am Red in my fight for a stronger world by protecting Humanity with making the decisions that are hard to make. And last but not least I am Gray in my hope for peace, good will and an understanding of others that are far different than myself, even if my views are different and do not agree with theirs.


Do you love politics and do you like to discuss a lot?

I actually abhor politics and avoid it when I can. I grew up with learning a lot of the politics in the church and school systems and found I disliked it immensely. However, I play politics like a Blue. Easily and subtly and generally it goes unnoticed. It's hard for me not to see the threads and manipulate things to the better, or use things to my advantage. It's not a manipulation tactic but more a self preservation.


How was your time as Citizen/Novice/Accepted?

Touch and Go. I can't say that I had a horrible time because it is untrue, however it wasn't the easiest for me either. Something about too many eyes and too many rumors. However I have been steadfast and am now rewarded with a Lovely Gray Shawl and the best Ajah any Aes Sedai could ask for.


How long have you been a member of TV.net?

I joined in August 2007, but I faded away when I realized for one, I wasn't anywhere near done reading the books at the time, and I had responsibilities elsewhere that took priority. However, a year later it took a little nudging by Mother herself to get me back and active. I thank her every day for her nudges.


What things do you do for TV.net?

I have done a lot of varrying projects around the Tower, from siggie making back when I was a Resident Citizen to helping organize threads and even still I keep active in the Tower. *points to her involvement* I don't plan for my activity to change anytime soon.


How did you get to read the Series?

A [ex-]boyfriend actually got me interested in Fantasy. Wheel of Time was just one of many series that wet my tongue in this genre. This was way back in 1999-2000. I joined another WoT site and it pretty much cemented my love for the world. I read up til book 4 when I put it down for many years even though I was still 'very' active in various communities. I did not complete reading it, however, until 2007 and then once again in 2009 when TGS was released. I delightfully await the next edition.


Who is your mentee, if you have one?

I have three Mentees, two are Novices and one Accepted. Kerowyn al'Sindar, who is very busy with her Real Life, Alyssa Letherio, a Yellow demotee who I've found to be far too similar in humour to myself, and my beautifully independent Areandara Zukari'th.


Who is your favorite character of the Series? Favorite Nation?

Typically, Egwene is my favorite just due to the sheer volume of character development of her character. Suian is also a favored character with her pairing with Gareth. My favorite Nation at first was Tear. Then it changed to Cairhien, to Andor and then lastly to the Aiel. However I love each fairly equally and spend more interest in the Cairhien Academy than any individual 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?)

I was invited into the TV.net party rooms at the D*Con 2008, where I was delightfully molested by Mother, bitten without flinching by Red & Esteban. This is also where I met my Significant Other, James Davion. I was raised to Accepted at the 2009 Anni Party in Seattle (area).

Since being raised to Aes Sedai I have attended two D*Cons in 2010 and 2011.

I highly recommend attending RL functions. Not only do you learn more about the Tower on a personal scale, but the Tower learns that little bit more about you. These are fantastic people and why would you not want to get to know them. Just be prepared to know when to be 'mum' and to always have a bottle of rum handy for the wayward Browns.


What kind of music do you like?

World, Poetically Dark, Ambient, Goth, Opera, Lyrical If you want a Playlist, you won't have enough room here.


What job do you have?

Currently I have no job, although I do have a diploma in Web and Graphic Design, and will not be able to work until I am able to apply for a GreenCard, which will not likely happen for a while yet.

I aspire to be a Novelist.


Do you have a pet?

I have a Husband.


What languages do you speak?

English and 'some' Japanese. However I'm very rusty with the Japanese.


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

Equestrian Veterinarian, or a Teacher.


Lanfear or Moghedien?

Neither, I'm a Graendal Fan.


Seanchan or Shara?

Shara. Women are in charge and I can Channel without wearing a collar.


Candles or lamps?

Definitely Candles!


Party or lounging at home?

Lounging, unless the party is intimate with great friends.


A short bio about yourself.

Web Designer, Artist and Writer; I dabble in various things that also include music, crafting and the occasional moments of satirical humor. I'm an avid RPer and reader and hope to one day be published with a series of my own. Other projects include; WoT Tarot Deck, Ajah Beaded Bookmarks & Knitting.


Ayende Sorre

September 8, 2011
Why did you choose Gray?

Gray is my home... Oh, you want a less cheesy but completely honest answer. Ok, Here goes. When I read the books I assumed I was a blue... all the cool cats are blues, they go out and make change in the world, and that was where I was headed. I was going to take the world my storm (by the way, I have taken the world by storm, I have made change in the world, and I will continue to do so, but as a gray, not a blue as my story will show). When I got into the tower, I posted in all the ajahs rooms (this was before guesting) and felt most comfortable in the Gray. I still posted in Blue, because no way was I some scheming conniving Gray... I was a Blue, I knew I was blue. But there was a disconnect when i was there. The lovely ladies of the blue were silly and around (aka, active) and fun, but I felt more at home with the Grays. I finally figured it out. Gray feels like home because it is my home.


Are you like the Grays in the Books?

My definition of the Grays, ya, I am TOTALLY like that. I love to educate, as in teach people things they did not know, or show them a new perspective, usually my perspective. I went to College in an area with politics that differed WILDLY from my own. My best friends out there were on the complete opposite side of the fence. Grays (and I) have the ability to be flexible, to change from within, and to look past differences to achieve goals. This is what I mean when I say I have still changed the world. The world needs the unyielding blues to go out and fight for their beliefs, but the world then needs the grays to come in and deal with the fallout caused by such abrasive tactics...

(am I making ANY sense?? I hope so, because this is starting to feel like my manifesto or something)


Do you love politics and do you like to discuss a lot?

Yes, and yes. So much. I love to know what other people think, and why and try to get them on my side, though i have no problem agreeing to disagree and going out Swing Dancing instead of debating.


How was your time as Citizen/Novice/Accepted?

How was my time? It was great. I remember as a citizen, a bunch of us made the GC club, Garbage Can Club... the GCs were awesome, we had these pimped out Garbage Cans we lived in and had a generally awesome time. I remember that I raced through Novice and became accepted the second I could, but for some reason, I delayed taking the final step to become Aes Sedai. I don't have a clue as to why. But Gray was my home, and there was more to the site, so, I bit the bullet and became a full blown Gray, and have been ever since.


How long have you been a member of TV.net?

Uh, I think I joined in '05, my Junior Year of High School. My best friend and I saw each other once a week for a while, and I would read a book and she would lend me the next book, and I would read it in the week. This went on for 5 weeks, and then a little more than a week was needed per book... She wanted me to sign up for the Site right away, before I'd read the books, but I negotiated down to I'd read one of the books, and then join. And the rest is history.


How did you get to read the Series?

See above... seriously, things got a little hairy there for a minute. I was not doing any homework (though I never really did do my homework) or sleeping or watching TV, I was reading these books, so that no time would go by that I didn't know what was happening next. Now, I wish I had spaced it out so that these LONG PERIODS OF WAIT would not be so painful... (the end is SO CLOSE, I can TASTE it)


Who is your favorite character of the Series? Favorite Nation?

Faile is awesome! I know I am not like her, but I think I would like to be. As to nation, well, again, I think I will be boring here and say Andor, I love the people that come out of there, and I could see myself quite happy in Andor.


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?)

I have never been to one of the Huge official ones, but I have loved the small informal gathering game that has been going on since my first get together with the Grays of Massachusetts (when there were more of us)


What kind of music do you like?

Songs you can sing along with. Folk Music. Klezmer and Yiddish Music. Simon and Garfunkel, the Beatles, the list goes on.


What job do you have?

I will soon be teaching English in the Republic of Georgia. I think teacher is what I want to do in the future as well.


Do you have a pet?

NO, not a fan of animals as a general rule.


What languages do you speak?

English and Yiddish well, Spanish not so well, and Russian and Georgian barely, though that will change soon.


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

First I was going to be a Ballerina, because you can't be President until you are 35, so what else would I do until then. So, Ballerina until I am 35, then President for 8 years, but what next. Well I still wanted to make change in the world, so I would THEN become a princess. I was going to redistrubute the wealth by having everyone in the world give their money to the fire fighters (I felt firefighters were most trusted) and then the whole world would line up around the world (I think I was influenced by that picture of all the people holding hands around the world) and the Fire Fighters would go around and give everyone one dollar until everyone had one, and then they would go around and give one more dollar, and this would go on until we ran out.

Yes, I was (am) a weird kid....)


Lanfear or Moghedien?

Moghedien, I like the spider in the shadows over the brazen here I am Lanfear.


Seanchan or Shara?

Shara, we know WAY less about them, and I want to know more!


Candles or lamps?

Lamps, the flickering of candles gives me a headache


Party or lounging at home?

Lounging at home with my friends. We have our own kind of party, it is called playing board games and singing all night.


A short bio about yourself.

More? What else is there to say? I am a spatially efficient (other people say short) happy person who needs a couple friends, a good book, and the a world to explore to be happy, which I generally am. I can't really think of anything else to say...



Badria Aidan

Senior Member Interview, September 8, 2011
Why did you choose Gray?

Because it was absolutely perfect. I felt like I had found people who were like me, they genuinely seemed to care about me and I cared about them. It felt like home when the other Ajahs I guested with didn’t. That was reason enough for me.


Are you like the Grays in the Books?

Partly in that I normally try to mediate quarrels. But I’m also hot-headed and in RL probably more green or red.


Do you love politics and do you like to discuss a lot?

Well, not really. I do follow politics but I don’t discuss them a lot and I wouldn’t consider them a passion really.


How was your time as Citizen/Novice/Accepted?

Well, to be honest I didn’t like being a Citizen that much. I remember being overwhelmed by the size of the community and all the strange faces. However, a few friends convinced me to give the tower a try as well. And they were right. From the time I was a novice things started to look up and I also joined the Online Events Team, which I really enjoyed.

Well and once I got raised and started guesting with the lovely Grays I truly felt part of the site.


How long have you been a member of TV.net?

I joined in November 2006, so almost five years now


What things do you do for TV.net?

Well, I’m a Sitter for the Grey Ajah now and I’ve worked for Online Events just as I said before. I like doing signatures and general graphics. Aside from that I fear I’m a bit of a lurker


How did you get to read the Series?

My mum’s boyfriend and his brother kept trying to make me read it until I got so annoyed that I gave them a try.


Who is your mentee, if you have one?

Aeval Devi, but she never answers my PMs


Who is your favorite character of the Series? Favorite Nation?

Egwene and Andor I guess…


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?)

I’ve been to three Europarties, one D*Con and one Anni and I really liked them. I think it’s great to meet the people you know from the site for real, it makes you get to know them so much better. I’ve made great friends that way and always enjoyed myself immensely. Plus, a real hug is always much better than a virtual one…


What kind of music do you like?

All sorts, it really depends on the song. My favourite band of all time is The Corrs.


What job do you have?

I’m a student


Do you have a pet?

Yes, a little white dog called George.


What languages do you speak?

German and English fluently and then just a little Italian, French and Swedish.


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

I don’t really remember. I think it kept changing to be honest.


Lanfear or Moghedien?

Neither! Graendal – I want her boy toys


Seanchan or Shara?

Shara


Candles or lamps?

Candles for romantic nights, lamps for normal days.


Party or lounging at home?

Definitely lounging at home.


A short bio about yourself.

Born in 1989 in Salzburg, Austria, moved to Euratsfeld, Lower Austria when I was 3. Went to primary school there and to secondary school in Amstetten. Moved to Edinburgh, Scotland when I was 18, worked there at an open air ice rink then as a nanny for about a year. After that moved to Glasgow to study at the University of Glasgow, graduated last summer and am now working towards getting into Edinburgh College of Art to study Animation.


Camlyn al'Carr

Mar 5 2008
Why did you choose Gray?

Because it was the one place that I felt truly at home, I have a family there and the love and support that my sisters and I have for each other is so uplifting that it just wouldn't of made sense to not go Gray.

Are you like the Grays in the Books?

Slightly, but mostly I don't believe that I am.

Do you love politics and do you like to discuss a lot?

Hell yeah I like to discuss things. I could talk a topic to death if I actually have knowledge about it...politics on the other hand irritates me.

How was your time as Citizen/Novice/Accepted?

Memorable. I met so many fantastic people here at tv.net during that time that they are the only reason I'm still here to be a senior member.

What things do you do for TV.net?

I provide support to my friends and sisters, I write for the Gray newsletter, I'm welcoming to our newest members when I can remember to get my butt into the intro thread and I'm sure there are some things that I'm forgetting right now.

How did you get to read the Series?

An ex of mine told me that I would love them so I thought I'd give them a try. I was hooked from book one, funny he knew that would be the case.

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

I'm not bonded yet, and it will be some time before I take that step.

Who is your mentee, if you have one?

I don't have a mentee yet, but I am looking forward to getting my first.

Who is your favorite character of the Series? Favorite Nation?

Lan, the man is as graceful as in my head and I've adored him since I first started reading the series. So Malkier would also be my favourite 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?)

I wish I'd attended a real life function. I'll be keeping an eye out for a future one here in Australia though.

What kind of music do you like?

I have eclectic taste in music, so I will listen to anything I deem to have an awesome beat/rhythm etc.

What are your favorite movies?

Boondock Saints, Lock, stock and two smoking barrels, Snatch, Romeo Must Die, Chronicles of Riddick, it's an extensive list I'm afraid...Star Wars is on it!

What is the craziest/stupidest thing you've ever done?

There are way to many of either of those situations in my life to pinpoint one as being crazier or more stupid then the other...

What job do you have?

Unemployed at the moment, but I do work at the local when they need me, I enjoy working behind a bar.

Do you have a pet?

Yes, two dogs and a cat. The dogs are Stretch and Bruiser and the cat is Kit (he's my precious).

What languages do you speak?

A little Japanese, basic Swedish, Spanish and a Native language that a friend of mine has been teaching me.

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

Archaeologist, Dancer, Writer.

Lanfear or Moghedien?

Lanfear for sure!

Seanchan or Shara?

Shara.

Candles or lamps?

Lamps.

Party or lounging at home?

Today, lounging at home.

A short bio about yourself.

I'm a little crazy, I have a big heart and I get easily frustrated with people that find it hard to be themselves. I love to dance like no one is watching, sing like no one is listening and love with passion. Surely life is about doing things with a passion born of interest and not of need. ;)


Eirlys al'Ghalan

Senior Member Interview, January 29th 2008
Why did you choose Gray?

Because I felt like I was home among the women of the Gray Ajah. I am a diverse woman, and they were a diverse group. I felt accepted, supported, and like I was part of a family.


Are you like the Grays in the Books?

No, nothing like them. I *hate* legal stuff. :lol


Do you love politics and do you like to discuss a lot?

No. I stay away from politics, I hate debating, it sounds like arguing, and it makes me upset.


How was your time as Citizen/Novice/Accepted?

I enjoyed it. :) Felt a little long at times, but I enjoyed it thoroughly.


How long have you been a member of TV.net?

On and off, for about five years. I joined before when we were on ezboards, and then left for awhile just as the site switched to the current format, then came back.


What things do you do for TV.net?

I teach classes occasionally, I mentor people, and I interact with junior members a lot. I also plan to serve on the Hall, and one day take serve as a moderator perhaps.


How did you get to read the Series?

I was bored one day in study period in high school, and picked up the first book. I've been hooked ever since. :)


Who is your mentee, if you have one?

Cordelia, a new novice is my mentee. :)


Who is your favorite character of the Series? Favorite Nation?

My favorite nation to live in, would be Tar Valon. My favorite character though? Moiraine. My favorite nation to study, is Seanchan. I find it intriguing.


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?)

I have not yet, but I have met a couple of Tower people in RL.


What kind of music do you like?

I like Celtic, some modern pop, but mostly I listen to 90's rock and alternative.


What are your favorite movies?

Fantasy ones, epic movies, that kind of thing. LoTR, Kingdom of Heaven, King Arthur, etc.


What is the craziest/stupidest thing you've ever done?

I prefer to minimize actions of craziness and stupidity. :P Meaning, I can't think of one right now. :lol


What job do you have?

I'm a housewife at present.


Do you have a pet?

Five cats.


What languages do you speak?

1, English. I dabble in French when I can.


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

Vet.


Lanfear or Moghedien?

Lanfear. Moghedien is a coward.


Seanchan or Shara?

Seanchan!!!!


Candles or lamps?

Candles! :D (fire goooooooood)


Party or lounging at home?

Lounging at home. :D


A short bio about yourself.

Well, I'm an active person, I love to learn about health and fitness, I enjoy yoga, belly dancing, fencing, jogging/walking, hiking, I love to do hand crafts too, I spend many hours knitting and cross stitching, as well as reading.


Elays Saeryn

Senior Member Interview,October 1, 2011
Why did you choose Gray?

I felt really comfortable being in this Ajah. It fits well with my personality and It feels like home


Are you like the Grays in the Books?

hmm.. I would consider myself a book white. I strive to let my logic rain. However in Rl I am in costant situations that require .. finesse and a way to mediate or present things in a specific way. I have come to the conclusion that had I been in the books I would have also started as White and ended aspiring in Gray


Do you love politics and do you like to discuss a lot?

No. I have decided I am alergic to them. They make people that I would otherwise like become un-likable.


How was your time as Citizen/Novice/Accepted?

Good and fun. Met a lot of good people and did fun things

How long have you been a member of TV.net?

Since 2006.


What things do you do for TV.net?

I used to be in the innkeepers guild. I am now participating at the tarvalon cook book thing. I like to post in the tavern and the Gray areas. I have been in the Hall and I am now a Heart

How did you get to read the Series?

This was one of the few good contributions that my soon to be ex did in the marriage. We were looking for a new book to read. One of his friends suggested WOT


Who is your mentee, if you have one?

Not at the moment since most of my free time is spent studying for a big tests


Who is your favorite character of the Series?

I really like Nyaneve Favorite Nation? Cairhien


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?) I attended a gray party and anni 2011. I had a great time at both events. I met great people and did great things It was wonderful. I would highly recommend that to any member


What kind of music do you like?

Anything expect offensive rap and mariachi music.


What job do you have?
Do you have a pet?
What languages do you speak?

I speak english, greek, bad french, and even worse spanish


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

Ballerina, actress, ...


Lanfear or Moghedien?

Lanfear!


Seanchan or Shara?

Shara


Candles or lamps?

Candles


Party or lounging at home?

Both plz


A short bio about yourself.


Eriana Avin

January 29th 2008
Why did you choose Gray?

I just found that I seemed to click with the Grays that I talked to around the Tower (for example, in the Hallways). They were all really nice to me and had a great sense of humor about them, and I felt (and still feel) that I fit in with them.


Are you like the Grays in the Books?

I believe I'm somewhat like the Grays in the Books but not to a huge extent. I will sometimes mediate between friends, but I haven't had to do that very often. And I definately don't believe that I'm "cool and isolated" in the sense that the Grays of the Books have tended to seem :)


Do you love politics and do you like to discuss a lot?

I am very opinionated when it comes to politics and will discuss them if given a chance. However, at times there are some things connected to politics that get me so infuriated that i don't want to think about them at all. I guess it really depends on the subject.


How was your time as Citizen/Novice/Accepted?

My time as a JM was really fun. I had a great time getting to know the different Ajah's and my fellow Citizens/Novices/Accepted. Also, once I found my Ajah, I really started to find my own little home within the Tower.


How did you get to read the Series?

I got into the series when a friend lent me The Eye of the World after attempting to explain the many plot lines to me and then realizing that the only way I would understand is if I read them myself.


Who is your favorite character of the Series? Favorite Nation?

I would have to say that Mat is my favorite character becuase he is just so funny and just keeps going.


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?)

No, but I hope to in the future because i have met a number of people from the Tower in Real Life and we always had a great time and i would love to be able to meet more people!


What kind of music do you like?

Classical, Celtic, Movie Soundtracks, and a few other things that I can't really think of a name for.


What are your favorite movies?

The original Star Wars trilogy, Pirates of the Caribbean (all 3), Boondock Saints, Batman Begins, Lord of the Rings, and many many more :)


What job do you have?

Student!!! I'm a first-year at Smith College :)


Do you have a pet?

I have a Golden Retriever named Mariah back home.


What languages do you speak?

English, and I can read and write in Hebrew but I have no idea what I' reading or writing, and a little bit of Latin.


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

A Vet!


Lanfear or Moghedien?

Lanfear!


Seanchan or Shara?

Seanchan


Candles or lamps?

oooh, hard one, would depend on the mood :)


Party or lounging at home?

Lounging at home with friends :)


A short bio about yourself.

I'm 18 years old and a First-year at Smith College where i will probably major in chemisty. I'm from right outside of Boston, MA. I play the violin/fiddle, and play tennis for fun. I love to write poetry and a bit of fiction. Lastly, I am a total Star Wars nerd :)


Ilverin Matriam

Senior Member Interview, January 29th 2008
Why did you choose Gray?

Because in the Gray Ajah I felt most at home and I enjoyed the fun and the jokes coming from the ladies and their warders. I didn't expect that it will be like that, but I guess we have much in common.


Are you like the Grays in the Books?

No, I can't say that I am... maybe to some extent ... but mostly - no ;)


Do you love politics and do you like to discuss a lot?

I like to discuss a lot, but I don't like politics. I have to be interested in that , though, because it's important and I am listening what is happening with our politics, but if I have a chance to be mixed in the politics, I will pass it thank you... :D


How was your time as Citizen/Novice/Accepted?

My time as a Citizen was hard, honestly, because I didn't know what to do... well until I read the rules that is. But I didn't know anyone and I yet had to make friendships and all. I was happy to be a Novice and then to be raised to Accepted, it was a great experience to work hard for what you want, so I can say I enjoyed my time till the Senior membership ;)


How long have you been a member of TV.net?

Exactly one year, 3 months and 6 days :)


What things do you do for TV.net?

The best I can actually, because there are so many people that are also helping, so I am just offering my help and I wait someone to accept it.


How did you get to read the Series?

A friend helped a lot ;) but then I started to buy all the books... it seems she needed to give me just the first book for me to get hooked.


Who is your favorite character of the Series? Favorite Nation?

I love Moiraine and the Borderlands :)


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?)

I haven't been to any Real Life Function... and I am very sad about it... I hope though that one day I will be given a chance to see many people from TV.net


What kind of music do you like?

Hard rock, rock or metal... punk and those kinds...


What are your favorite movies?

Elektra, Pirates of the Caribbean, and some anime series ;)


What is the craziest/stupidest thing you've ever done?

I can't remember...


What job do you have?

Just a student for now ;)


Do you have a pet?

No, but I had a cat one year ago...


What languages do you speak?

Just Bulgarian and English... I know some German and Russian, but not good enough


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

Many professions I wanted to have... but mostly I wanted to be a designer.


Lanfear or Moghedien?

Difficult choice, but maybe Moghedien.


Seanchan or Shara?

Neither


Candles or lamps?

Candles... I am romantic... some times...


Party or lounging at home?

Depends on the mood...


A short bio about yourself.

My name is Ivana, I am almost 18 years old. I love to draw and I am somehow good at it, I like also to sew and make new designs of clothes or something else. I am currently a student, but don't know for how long. I want to dress in midle ages style, because I love it, I want to live in a fantasy, and that is why I am reading books like the Wheel of Time series and love it. Every new book has it's beauty and a perfect story. I love to read, but now I read mostly my books for school... well... I love cats and birds (can't decide which I love more) and enjoy being a bad girl, though I am not like that at all... I want to travel, to see some amazing architecture and nature :)


Iteran Bethanielle

Senior Member Interview January 25, 2011
Why did you choose Gray?

~ Because of the people in it.

Are you like the Grays in the Books?

~ Sometimes. Well most of the time to be honest.

Do you love politics and do you like to discuss a lot?

~ God no!

How was your time as Citizen/Novice/Accepted?

~ A lot of fun! I enjoyed it very much. Made a lot of good friends in that period.

How long have you been a member of TV.net?

~ About 4 years.

What things do you do for TV.net?

~ I mostly lurk but I'm kinda in charge of the Gray chat.

How did you get to read the Series?

~ A friend of mine recommended it to me in my senior year in high school.

Who is your mentee, if you have one?

~ The most amazing, awesome, gorgeous Taelinn <3.

Who is your favorite character of the Series? Favorite Nation?

~ Nynaeve believe it or not. Because she's just hilarious! Used to like Mat but he got a bit to popular for me.

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?)

~ Unfortunately, no. But I'm planing to do so in the very near future.

What kind of music do you like?

~ Everything. If it has a good beat, I like it.

What job do you have?

~ Operator in the call center of out city's clinic.

Do you have a pet?

~ Four cats and a dog.

What languages do you speak?

~ English and Serbian.

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

~ A Sith.

Lanfear or Moghedien?

~ Bellatrix Lestrange

Seanchan or Shara?

~ Seanchan if I must chose.

Candles or lamps?

~ Both actually. I like dim light.

Party or lounging at home?

~ Depends of the mood I'm in.

A short bio about yourself.

~ I am a geek. There you go!

Cheers!


Ivien Tarkand

Senior Member Interview, January 6, 2010
Why did you choose Gray?

I felt good in Gray. Crazy,friendly and very pleasant environment draw me to Gray. Everyone is ready to help and listen when ever what ever about. Weirdness,fun,laugh made me feel like at home.

Are you like the Grays in the Books?

Not really. Though I like to solve everything by talk and I'm very against wars and fighting. I'm not very interested in Law but RL I follow the rules pretty much. I don't think I'm very book Gray RL.

Do you love politics and do you like to discuss a lot?

No. I actually hate it and avoid it as much as I can.

How was your time as Citizen/Novice/Accepted?

Very fun. I was kinda of shy citizen and wasn't very active but once I become Novice all the fun begun. I loved being a Novice but I loved being Accepted even more. Guesting is lots of fun and I liked it a lot.

How long have you been a member of TV.net?

Two years and almost two months.

What things do you do for TV.net?

I'm moderator, I was member of Online Events team, I do bunch of stuff for Gray Ajah, I held a class and I plan to do it again and don't know what more really.

How did you get to read the Series?

I went to library one day and wanted to find something to read and I saw Eye of The World. I was thinking for a while between it and Ilion by Den Simons but WoT won and that's how it all begun.

Who is your favorite character of the Series? Favorite Nation?

Elayne and Met what leads to the conclusion that I love Andor the best :D

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?)

I didn't but I would love to and I plan in future. I think it's fun and would be an interesting experience.

What kind of music do you like?

Rock and Metal the most.

What job do you have?

I'm final year of Philological High School so I don't have job yet. I plan to study Design and be professional Designer in a few years.

Do you have a pet?

Yes. Fishes,dog and turtle.

What languages do you speak?

Serbian,English,very little Italian,Croatian,Latin

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

Teacher though I don't want it any more

Lanfear or Moghedien?

Lanfear :D

Seanchan or Shara?

Shara

Candles or lamps?

Candles

Party or lounging at home?

Depends from party :p

A short bio about yourself.

My Rl name is Ivana and I live in capital of Serbia, Belgrade. I'm 17 years old but I will be 18 in few days. I'm finishing Philological HS and I plan to study Interactive Design at University. In free time I love to read, go out with friends to some pub or 'play' in photoshop. I love travel and learn languages. I love winter,cold weather, nature catastrophes like tornadoes,earthquakes,volcanoes etc I'm pretty weird person but I don't mind it :D


Jordan Rayne

Senior Member Interview, May 5 2009
Why did you choose Gray?

When I first Guested with them it was like I was wrapped up and carried away! I just belonged there, and I knew it! I knew I could tell them anything, and they'd still love me.

Are you like the Grays in the Books?

A little, yes. I help my friends when they are having problems, usually relationship problems, because one isn't listening to the other. Usually neither of them are listening, when they both think they are.

Do you love politics and do you like to discuss a lot?

No... but I don't hate politics either. I do prefer not to talk politics with people though, because some get very hot headed about things... and I'd rather things were kept peaceful.

How was your time as Citizen/Novice/Accepted?

It was an experiance I'll never forget. And I'll never forget either time as an Accepted! LOL

How long have you been a member of TV.net?

Three years... almost four... wow... I had no idea... lol.

What things do you do for TV.net?

Currently I am involved in the Gray Ajah Newsletter writing an ongoing article about quitting smoking. I am hoping it will help me, and maybe inspire others, to quit. I was also a Sitter, when I was a Green Aes Sedai. I do hope to be a Sitter again, because it was an enjoyable experiance for me.

How did you get to read the Series?

My husband introduced me to it when we were dating.

Who is your mentee, if you have one?

I don't have one yet.

Who is your favorite character of the Series? Favorite Nation?

My favorite character is a tie... between Elayne and Aviendha. And my favorite nation is Andor.

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 Anni 2009. It was a blast!!! It was so much fun and most people are friendly and helpful. People should go to future functions because it's nice to put a real face and personality to the people you've grown to love here. And to those who haven't met her, Mother is the most wonderful, awesome person EVAR!!!

What kind of music do you like?

I listen to just about anything, this is probably the only area where I'm not too picky.

What are your favorite movies?

All the Alien movies, Harry Potter, Pitch Black, Grease, Twilight, Wizard of Oz and most Disney movies. This is sort've like the music... I like a lot of movies... but scary ones rank way up there!!!

What is the craziest/stupidest thing you've ever done?

I tried acid once.

What job do you have?

I'm a Groomer and a Deli Clerk at Safeway (Grocery Store)

Do you have a pet?

I have 2 red standard poodles and 3 cats.

What languages do you speak?

English, very little Spanish, and I can understand a tiny bit of French.

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

According to my mother, my kindergarten teacher called her one day. She was worried, because when she asked the class what they wanted to be when they grew up I said, "I'm not gonna grow up. I'm going to be a Princess forever."

Lanfear or Moghedien?

Lanfear

Seanchan or Shara?

Seanchan

Candles or lamps?

Candles

Party or lounging at home?

Tough one... lounging at home.

A short bio about yourself.

I'm very picky when it comes to what I'll eat, just ask my Gray Sisters lol. I'm always here for my friends and family, I love unconditionally, and I'm sensitive.


Kitiarah Lamseen

Senior Member Interview March 5, 2009
Why did you choose Gray?

First and foremost, they accept me in all my faults. They made me feel I truly had found my home. It felt natural being with them, I didn't have to "try".

Are you like the Grays in the Books?

I believe I am,though, when I approach a subject that needs delegation that involves friends, I pull no punches. Which, can sometimes be painful for them. Odd, I'm more delicate when it comes to those who aren't my friends and family. I think mostly this is because, I know my friends and family are closer to me and know me. I do love to find compromise. Life may not be fair, but if we try, we can always find a balance. It's convincing people that not everything is Black and White. That is why..We have Gray!

Do you love politics and do you like to discuss a lot?

Polictics, oh, WoW. Let's not get me started. I discuss more politics with my 15 yr old son. That is always intense. I find most of my friends, or family don't really want to get into the discussions with me about politics.

How was your time as Citizen/Novice/Accepted?

All stages of my time here started out the same. I was nervous. This was the first forum boards I had ever joined. I wasn't sure what to expect or really to do or say to people. I did make some friends as a Citizen, actually, I made a lot of friends and thru all of our stages, we have remained so. That makes things so much easier. I know if it wasn't for them, I would not be here now. I learned quite a bit about so many different things. I also learned more about myself. I can't say which was my favorite time, Citizen, Novice or Accepted, the time seems to bend and blend. I have a favorite quote, which holds true for all that happens in my life.

"We do not remember days. We remember moments"

What things do you do for TV.net?

I'm currently with the Online Events Team. I am part of the Gray Ajah Newsletter. I taught a class, but RL eated me during that. I also make siggys and if new members have problems with avi's and siggys I gladly help them in PM's to walk them thru the process of hosting, adding,etc..I was on the Welcome Committee for Anni 2009. What an experience.

How did you get to read the Series?

I started reading it at a friends house out of boredom. Everytime I went to his house, I would pick the EoTW up and start reading it, unfortuneatly, I moved away and then couldn't remember the Authors name. :tug Finally, I happened across EoTW in the library and found that it had the entire series. When I got to the last published book, I flipped and went searching. YaY, for finding you all!

Who is your mentee, if you have one?

one day.

Who is your favorite character of the Series? Favorite Nation?

I can't choose. It's too hard. I enjoy all the characters equally. My favorite Nation, Aiel.

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?)

Oh yes, I attended Fall Ball 2008 at Walt Disney World. Then Anni 2009 in Washington. I loved both experiences. I was nervous at first,at Fall Ball, because I had never done anything so bold, as to meet people from the internet in RL. I got over that pretty quickly, when I realized just how great everyone was/is and then I felt normal, like I belonged there. Anni was even better than FB!! I am going to make a tradition out of Anni! The experience is something everyone should have, you don't really fully comprehend how much your family here at TV.net means to you until you meet them face to face. People you used to shy away from, you end up embracing and not wanting to let go of, the ones you already love, well, it becomes almost painful to let them go when it comes to leave. It's a very liberating, joyful, and may I say, addictive experience.

What kind of music do you like?

I love all kinds of music, though rap is at the bottom of the list.

What are your favorite movies?

Practical Magic, LotR, Underworld, Boondock Saints..I have a lot of favorites.

What is the craziest/stupidest thing you've ever done?

When I was 17, I had a bout of boredom, so I called my dad and told him I was going for a long walk. I lived in Grand Rapids,Michigan at the time. He asked where I was headed to and said, "I think I'm going to Indiana.". I packed some stuff in a backpack and took off. I walked/hitch hiked from Grand Rapids to Gary,Indiana. That was fun and full of crazy experiences. One of the best times in my life.

What job do you have?

At the moment, I don't have a job. Usually though, I am a server/waitress. I love working with people. My passion for a Career would be in Photography though.

Do you have a pet?

As many pets as I have, I should be living on a farm. I have 3 dogs,like 7 cats, fish, and a Prarie Dog!

What languages do you speak?

I speak English/American and I am slowly, very slowly, learning Swedish.

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

I don't think I remember, I know that I always loved pictures. Not being in them but taking them. My dad gave me a polaroid camera when I was young and I wore it out. So, I guess I've always wanted to do photography.

Lanfear or Moghedien?

Lanfear

Seanchan or Shara?

Shara

Candles or lamps?

Candles FTW!

Party or lounging at home?

That depends on my mood.

A short bio about yourself.

I am a Mom of 4 kids. I have 1 daughter and 3 sons. I don't have my daughter and that is a thorn in my side and a heartbreak in my life.I have been married and divorced. I am currently engaged. My sons are the reason I get up everyday and take one breath at a time. Sometimes, they are the reason I hold my breath. I have been all over the United States and found that my favorite place to be is in an area with both the mountains and the sea combined. That is my ultimate happy place. "When I grow up", I want to travel. I've never left the states and that is something I plan to remedy. I live simply, love passionately and try to learn from my mistakes.


Siera al'Cere

Date of Interview unknown
Ajah Questions
Why did you choose Gray?

Gray was home. I'm going to quote my aspiration thing 'They made me feel soo welcome! I could hardly believe it! I love spending time with the Grays, and pretty much any time something bad happened to me I know the Grays would help me and I know I got the advice from the Gray Ajah at least once . I think within the first few days of Guesting Gray, I knew it was my home. I just felt so welcome- I didn’t feel like a guest- I felt like part of their family. That was what made me realize that I was home.'

Are you like the Grays in the books? Do you enjoy following politics and mediating disputes?

I feel I am somewhat like the Gray's in the books. I mediate disputes (and try my best to not cause them), but I hate politics and NEVER follow them :P

Do you have a favorite Gray Ajah character from the novels?

I don't actually :look

Book Questions
How long have you been a fan of the Wheel of Time series?

Since as long as I can remember? To be honest I don't exactly remember, I believe I was in Grade 8.. so the end of 2005.

How did you first get into the series?

My best friend made me read them.

Who is your favorite "hero"?

I don't really have one

Favorite bad guy/gal?

The Dark one? :P I don't really have one.

Favorite book and scene?

I don't think I have a favourite book/scene either :P

If you were set down in Randland, who/what would you see yourself as? An Aes Sedai? Innkeeper? Seanchan Captain?

I'd love to be an Aes Sedai! So that or a farmer! I love my horses :D

General Questions
How did you find TarValon.Net and what convinced you to stay and become a Senior Member?

I believe my friend found it and made me join. The people made me stay. I love the atmosphere here and can't imagine leaving.

What do you do in "real life"?

I'm in school, studying Graphic Design :)

Do you have any hobbies?
What kind of music do you enjoy listening to?

I listen Pop/dance, country, pretty much everything but emo/ and any type pf metal.

What are some of your favorite movies / television shows?

Favourite movies; Flicka, Dreamer, HP, Megamind, and How to Train your Dragon. TV Showers; Heartland, Gossip girl, House, and NCIS.

Aside from The Wheel of Time, what are a few of your favorite books/series?

I love Anne Mccaffery's works, and as a child I loved Lauren Brooke's works.

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

I wanted to be a Princess, then decided that was not going to happen and wanted to be a Vet


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