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#1 lt.nolan0347

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Posted 14 April 2011 - 09:22 AM

Ok, fellow Ogier. First, let me apologize for leaving so abruptly after being fairly active in these forums. It has been over a year since I last visited here, and it is great to be back among my friends at the stedding. It appears there are even more members than before, and they are more active at that. That's awesome, and I'm excited!

I've had a ton of stuff happen since I left, and while none of it was a direct reason for why I left (which I will not bore you with), the cumulation of all of these are reasons for my continued absence. The most notable one is this:

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He is almost three months now, and has sucked a lot of my time away. It's worth it, but I hate that I could not find the time to return to a community that I cared for. Now, this whole thread is mostly just to show off that adorable smile (that he got from his daddy :D ), but I have been busy with other things as well. My job continues to suck a lot of time and energy from me. Working 911/Dispatch is not a physically taxing job, but it can suck the energy from you just the same, expecially after a particular stressful night. My band continues to demand my time on the weekends, and my writing, while it took a backseat last time I frequented these forums, has started flourishing again. School is killing me, but bygod, I have a year left. I'm going to finish this thing if it kills me.

I have also discovered some awesome new books since I left as well, and I will post them as needed (though it would probably be safe to assume the Kingkiller books have been discussed at length here: hoooooly crap they rock). I'm rereading The Way of Kings, I need to finish a reread of the Kingkiller books, and it's rumored (and confirmed? I'll have to check) that A Dance With Dragons comes out this summer. Consider my life over if I have to reread that series :D

Ok. I'm long-winded enough, time to wrap this up: I'm glad to be back, I'm glad you'll still welcome me in the peaceful glades of the Stedding, and I missed you. There. I said it :wink: . Enjoy!
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#2 The_Fnorrll_Reborn

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Posted 14 April 2011 - 09:29 AM

Greetings! I'm Fnorrll, an official visitor from the White Tower. I'm glad to see you return to your Stedding which has welcomed me so freely. I'm sure you will find your place here again, untouched by the Shadow.

What a lovely son! He will grow up strong like his father, I'm sure.

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Posted 14 April 2011 - 10:38 PM

Welcome back lt.nolan! I can't believe you've been gone so long, but it is good to have you back! Sounds like you have been busy outside. Congrats on the new addition, he sure is a cutie!

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Posted 17 April 2011 - 11:01 PM

That's an awesome little man there Nolan. And Nathaniel is a good choice in name(My 5 yr old's).
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Posted 18 April 2011 - 02:55 PM

He is such a great kid. I'll have to link some pictures here or something.

He's cute, but man does he suck up my time, LOL.
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Posted 19 April 2011 - 08:43 AM

Welcome back! I don't think I was around when you were here; I've only been active here the last couple of months.

Your son is too cute! He looks like a very good-natured baby :happy:

I actually have not read the Kingkiller books, though they are on my looong list of books-to-read lol. I just read Way of Kings last month and loved it. I officially now love every book BS has ever written :D

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#7 lt.nolan0347

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Posted 19 April 2011 - 09:57 AM

Welcome back! I don't think I was around when you were here; I've only been active here the last couple of months.

Your son is too cute! He looks like a very good-natured baby :happy:

I actually have not read the Kingkiller books, though they are on my looong list of books-to-read lol. I just read Way of Kings last month and loved it. I officially now love every book BS has ever written :D

Good natured he is. I've got to do the proud parent thing and figure out a way to link some more pictures. He's just too cute to pass up :D

When you read the Kingkiller books, I would love to hear your reaction after the first one. It blew me away. I picked it up at random, not knowing what I was getting into. To have a book that I grabbed at random blow me away like it did... WOW. I can't get enough of Kvothe's story.
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Posted 19 April 2011 - 10:44 PM

Ohhh....ohhh, I have an opportunity to get a free copy of the new BS book coming out.
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Posted 19 April 2011 - 10:50 PM

Ohhh....ohhh, I have an opportunity to get a free copy of the new BS book coming out.

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Posted 20 April 2011 - 10:43 PM

It mainly is a reward for being patient during a tumultous experience with another involvement I had through Tor.
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Posted 10 April 2012 - 08:07 AM

Ok, I realize this is a huge necro, but I'm back. I also realize this is the same thing I said last year, shortly before disappearing. However, now that I am able to get this forum to work on my phone, I think I can remain pretty constant on my phone.

A wandering ogier has returned, if you will still have me. :-)
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Posted 10 April 2012 - 09:34 AM

Your baby is adorable, and welcome home :D

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Posted 10 April 2012 - 09:52 AM

Welcome back, Lt.Nolan - and of course we'll have you back. :smile:
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Posted 10 April 2012 - 09:59 AM

I'm finally back, finally for good. Thanks for being so patient with me!
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Posted 10 April 2012 - 09:39 PM

Welcome back! A couple things have changed, but we are, more or less, still here!
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Posted 10 April 2012 - 10:44 PM

Welcome back Nolan! I was all excited at first cause my friend has a two month old son named Tristen and up there your Trystan was three months... Now he'd be about a year though! You should post more pictures of him so we can see how cutely he's grown =)

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Posted 11 April 2012 - 04:35 AM

Haha he is a few months over a year old now. He has definitely grown since my first post! Here you go, a picture from this weekend!

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Posted 11 April 2012 - 04:01 PM

Oh cute!!!!! He's adorable! I love his hat! And he must be one happy camper with all those treats ^.^

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Posted 11 April 2012 - 06:21 PM

Oh cute!!!!! He's adorable! I love his hat! And he must be one happy camper with all those treats ^.^

Haha yeah. I gave him a marshmallow Peep and he stuck it on his finger and ran around the house trying to get the dog to eat it.

Spoiler: our dog apparently likes marshmallow Peeps.

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Posted 11 April 2012 - 07:34 PM

Haha that's so cute! What kind of dog do you have?

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