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==''Senior Member Interview''==
 
==''Senior Member Interview''==
  
;What is your Tower name?
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'''Why did you choose Green?'''
Cealestis Lumen
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I fit the Ajah, the Ajah fits me. I'm a tough girl, what can I say. I fight for myself and to get what I want, I fight to protect my loved ones. I actively chase my dreams and don't let myself be stifled by fears, even though they can be crippling. :) But I also have a kind side. It's all about the balance and I think that's also what the Green Ajah is about. You should know when to fight, but also know when to stand down.
  
;How long have you been a member of TV.net?  
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'''Are you like the Greens in the books? Do you like to have fun with men? Are you a fierce warrior?'''
Since February 8th, 2007
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I don't know. I don't think so. Most Aes Sedai have a little cliché personalities honestly ;p. If I should compare then... I'm not as outgoing as they are, I don't party as much, I do get along well with men, and well I guess I'm a warrior but not in the classical sense. I do roller derby, does that count?
  
;How was your time as Citizen/Novice/Accepted?
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'''Do you have a favorite Green Ajah character from the novels?'''
Oh, I have loved my time at those ranks. I don't remember all too much about Citizenhood, I do remember that I was rather shy and still not very confident. Then, when I was raised to Novice... I think of all the ranks I liked my time as Novice best. I had an awesome time, getting to know people better.
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Egwene :)
When I was raised to Accepted, I knew what I wanted. It was fun and it was great to mean a bit more to the site. I had a good time guesting, even though I didn't guest long.
 
  
;When were you raised to Aes Sedai of the Green Ajah?
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'''How long have you been a fan of the Wheel of Time series?'''
January 17th 2008
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Since 2006 or so.
  
;Why did you choose Green?
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'''How did you first get into the series?'''
I felt comfortable. Although Green wasn't the most active Ajah back then, it always appealed to me most. I got to know the Green Aspirants and the Aes Sedai at the time and I felt that we clicked. That was important to me. When I started guesting I found out that the Greens weren't too active in their Sitting Room either, but when you post a thread yourself or whatever you always get a quick reply, warm and loving replies, whatever the thread's about. The Greens are wonderful, strong and passionate ladies and I am proud to call myself an Aes Sedai of the Green Ajah.  
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My ex read them.  
  
;Do you like to party, love men and are you a sucker for fashion and make up?
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'''Who is your favorite "hero"?'''
I party... Once in a while. I love men *and* women and I love fashion - I care less about make up but I do wear it nearly every day.
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Mat.
  
;To whom are you bonded, if you're bonded?
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'''Favorite bad guy/gal?'''
I'm bonded to Anduin of Val'Cueran.
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Lanfear (/Cyndane), Mesaana and Moridin. And the Seanchan in general.
  
;What things do you do for TV.net?
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'''Favorite book and scene?'''
I made these interviews possible. I've been moderator for Mundane World between July 1st-December 31st 2008. I've also been Heart of the Green Ajah during the same term. I've worked on several projects within the Green Ajah, among which our Green Ajah HQ here in the Library and I have coordinated our Big/Lil program. I've also been in the Hall for three terms and I do lots of other (secret) stuff.  
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The ending of the Gathering Storm where Egwene finally is accepted as Amyrlin. Made me all teary-eyed.  
  
;How did you get to read the Series?
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'''If you were set down in Randland, who/what would you see yourself as? An Aes Sedai? Innkeeper? Seanchan Captain?'''
My ex was absolutely fascinated by the books. I wondered what they were about, picked them up and read them. Then joined the site.
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Probably Aes Sedai, if I had the gift, or one of the Atha'an Miere, either a Windfinder or Sailmistress. Or maybe a Far Dareis Mai. They're all pretty cool xD
  
;Who is your mentee, if you have one?
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'''How did you find TarValon.Net and what convinced you to stay and become a Senior Member?'''
Kiana (now Aes Sedai of Green), Shariyan (now Aes Sedai of Blue) and Amaryla.
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Found it through Youtube. Was watching a fanvideo and a member of TV.net had posted a link to the site. I was awestruck to find such a friendly community. What convinced me to stay... After I joined I'd made some friends, which was nice. Also, I really wanted to choose an Ajah and become Aes Sedai.  
  
;Who is your favorite character of the Series? Favorite Nation?
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'''What do you do in "real life"?'''
Definitely Mat. I liked Tuon a lot as well. And Egwene, later in the books. My favorite nation would be the nation of the Aiel.
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I'm a full time student - I currently study Clinical Psychology (major) and Criminology (minor). I'll get my Bachelor's Degree in February 2012, and I hope to be accepted to the Global Criminology Master's in September 2012. Aside from that I write sci-fi and pursue a career in writing (so not just for hobby even if I love to do it).  
  
;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?)
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'''Do you have any hobbies?'''
I went to Summer EuroParties 2008 and 2009. I've also been to many many Local Events here in the Netherlands.
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I love to read and write, watch TV shows  and movies, and I love to listen to music. I recently started Roller Derby and I find it a lot of fun even if it makes my muscles squeal in pain ;p. I like to do craftsy stuff like knitting and sewing, too. And cooking! I love food and like to cook all sorts of food, from every culture.
I have also been to Anni in Wisconsin Dells in 2010, which was a nice experience.
 
  
;What kind of music do you like?
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'''What kind of music do you enjoy listening to?'''
I like all kinds of music, except for music like hip hop and r&b. I'm especially fond of electronical music. I like rock/metal, a bit of pop, jazz and classical.
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Loads, and in many different genres. I enjoy classical (favorites are Tchaikovsky, Vivaldi and Saint Saëns), I love electronic music (dubstep, trip-hop, goa... What have you. Favorites are The Knife, Slagsmalsklubben, Bonobo, Pogo, Gorillaz, Splashdown, Flux Pavilion, Juno Reactor etc.) metal (Metallica, Opeth, Tool, Taproot, etc) Indie/Alternative (Florence & the Machine, KT Tunstall, El Pino & The Volunteers, etc) singer/songwriter (Adele, Sia, Schradinova, Kate Havnevik)... I could go on forever. I have a last.fm account, find me [http://www.last.fm/user/jolinar here].
  
;What are your favorite movies?
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'''What are some of your favorite movies / television shows?'''
I love movies. I even wanted to be a director, when I was little. I think my all time favorite is Fear and Loathing in Las Vegas. But I have a long list of favorites, actually.
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I have many favorites for both - Dexter, Breaking Bad, Stargate series, BSG, Homeland, Desperate Housewives, Grey's Anatomy, Project Runway, Fringe, Modern Family, Pan Am, Boardwalk Empire, I'm also watching Terra Nova but I'm not sure if I like it so much yet. Movies: Spirited Away (and most other Studio Ghibli movies), Inception, Avatar, Fight Club, Seven, Donnie Darko, LotR, V for Vendetta, The Matrix (pt. I), The Big Lebowski, Pirates of the Caribbean Curse of the Black Pearl, No Country for Old Men, American Beauty, Pan's Labyrinth, Star Wars, One Flew Over the Cuckoo's Nest... And many more.
  
;What job do you have?
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'''Aside from The Wheel of Time, what are a few of your favorite books/series?'''
I have a bachelor's degree in Clinical Psychology and Criminology at the University of Utrecht. I am now working towards a master's degree in Global Criminology. In my spare time, I work as a fiction writer (www.manoneileen.com).
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I'm a big fan of Brandon Sanderson, I love all his work. I also love everything Patrick Rothfuss touches. I love the Dresden Files by Jim Butcher. The Hunger Games, Haruki Murakami's books, I also love the Kushiel Legacy by Jacqueline Carey. 1984. I read a lot but these are a few favorites.
  
;Do you have a pet?
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'''What profession did you want to have when you were a kid?'''
Yes, although they live at my mom's place. Two pretty cats, named Sylvester and Lucifer.
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Writer, which is why I'm chasing that dream. Dolphin trainer. Movie director, fashion designer, veterinarian. Astronaut. Who doesn't want to be astronaut at one point!
 
 
;What languages do you speak?
 
I'm a native Dutch speaker, I speak English fluently, I speak some German and French, a tad of Spanish but I'm afraid I lost most of it already.
 
 
 
;What profession did you want to have when you were a kid?
 
Vet, dolfin trainer, archaeologist... But also a fashion designer and a movie director. And a writer. I have great ambitions.
 
 
 
;Elayne or Cadsuane?
 
Cadsuane by far.
 
 
 
;Aiel or Atha'an Miere?
 
Hard one, I like them both. But if I'd really have to pick, I'd pick the Aiel.
 
 
 
;Winter or summer?
 
Winter because of the cosiness. Summer because it's nice and warm but I hate the bugs.
 
 
 
;Day or night?
 
Night.
 
 
 
;A short bio about yourself.
 
My real name is Manon and I was born in 1989 (do the math!). I live in Utrecht, The Netherlands.
 
  
  

Revision as of 13:10, 22 November 2011

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Cealestis Lumen
Real Name Manon
Location Utrecht, The Netherlands
Birthday September 2
TarValon.Net Information
Affiliation Green Ajah
Rank Aes Sedai
Title Head
Join Date February 8, 2007
Bonded to Anduin Spartan
Link to Forum Profile


Tower History

Tower Involvement

Current

Previous

  • Sitter of the Green Ajah: July 1, 2011 - November 21, 2011
  • Sitter of the Green Ajah: January 1, 2010 - June 30, 2010
  • Created and updated the Green Ajah HQ: January 2009 - Unknown
  • Sitter of the Green Ajah: January 1, 2009 - June 30, 2009
  • Took over the Big/Lil Sister Project in the Green Ajah: July 9, 2008 - present
  • Heart of the Green Ajah: July 3, 2008 - January 1, 2009
  • Mundane World Forum Moderator: July 1, 2008 - December 31, 2008
  • Online Events Team: May 12, 2008 - January 27, 2009
  • Started and updated the Senior Member Interviews Project: April 2007 - Present
  • Radio DJ: March 30, 2007 - May 31, 2007
  • Researcher: Unknown - Unknown

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Senior Member Interview

Why did you choose Green? I fit the Ajah, the Ajah fits me. I'm a tough girl, what can I say. I fight for myself and to get what I want, I fight to protect my loved ones. I actively chase my dreams and don't let myself be stifled by fears, even though they can be crippling. :) But I also have a kind side. It's all about the balance and I think that's also what the Green Ajah is about. You should know when to fight, but also know when to stand down.

Are you like the Greens in the books? Do you like to have fun with men? Are you a fierce warrior? I don't know. I don't think so. Most Aes Sedai have a little cliché personalities honestly ;p. If I should compare then... I'm not as outgoing as they are, I don't party as much, I do get along well with men, and well I guess I'm a warrior but not in the classical sense. I do roller derby, does that count?

Do you have a favorite Green Ajah character from the novels? Egwene :)

How long have you been a fan of the Wheel of Time series? Since 2006 or so.

How did you first get into the series? My ex read them.

Who is your favorite "hero"? Mat.

Favorite bad guy/gal? Lanfear (/Cyndane), Mesaana and Moridin. And the Seanchan in general.

Favorite book and scene? The ending of the Gathering Storm where Egwene finally is accepted as Amyrlin. Made me all teary-eyed.

If you were set down in Randland, who/what would you see yourself as? An Aes Sedai? Innkeeper? Seanchan Captain? Probably Aes Sedai, if I had the gift, or one of the Atha'an Miere, either a Windfinder or Sailmistress. Or maybe a Far Dareis Mai. They're all pretty cool xD

How did you find TarValon.Net and what convinced you to stay and become a Senior Member? Found it through Youtube. Was watching a fanvideo and a member of TV.net had posted a link to the site. I was awestruck to find such a friendly community. What convinced me to stay... After I joined I'd made some friends, which was nice. Also, I really wanted to choose an Ajah and become Aes Sedai.

What do you do in "real life"? I'm a full time student - I currently study Clinical Psychology (major) and Criminology (minor). I'll get my Bachelor's Degree in February 2012, and I hope to be accepted to the Global Criminology Master's in September 2012. Aside from that I write sci-fi and pursue a career in writing (so not just for hobby even if I love to do it).

Do you have any hobbies? I love to read and write, watch TV shows and movies, and I love to listen to music. I recently started Roller Derby and I find it a lot of fun even if it makes my muscles squeal in pain ;p. I like to do craftsy stuff like knitting and sewing, too. And cooking! I love food and like to cook all sorts of food, from every culture.

What kind of music do you enjoy listening to? Loads, and in many different genres. I enjoy classical (favorites are Tchaikovsky, Vivaldi and Saint Saëns), I love electronic music (dubstep, trip-hop, goa... What have you. Favorites are The Knife, Slagsmalsklubben, Bonobo, Pogo, Gorillaz, Splashdown, Flux Pavilion, Juno Reactor etc.) metal (Metallica, Opeth, Tool, Taproot, etc) Indie/Alternative (Florence & the Machine, KT Tunstall, El Pino & The Volunteers, etc) singer/songwriter (Adele, Sia, Schradinova, Kate Havnevik)... I could go on forever. I have a last.fm account, find me here.

What are some of your favorite movies / television shows? I have many favorites for both - Dexter, Breaking Bad, Stargate series, BSG, Homeland, Desperate Housewives, Grey's Anatomy, Project Runway, Fringe, Modern Family, Pan Am, Boardwalk Empire, I'm also watching Terra Nova but I'm not sure if I like it so much yet. Movies: Spirited Away (and most other Studio Ghibli movies), Inception, Avatar, Fight Club, Seven, Donnie Darko, LotR, V for Vendetta, The Matrix (pt. I), The Big Lebowski, Pirates of the Caribbean Curse of the Black Pearl, No Country for Old Men, American Beauty, Pan's Labyrinth, Star Wars, One Flew Over the Cuckoo's Nest... And many more.

Aside from The Wheel of Time, what are a few of your favorite books/series? I'm a big fan of Brandon Sanderson, I love all his work. I also love everything Patrick Rothfuss touches. I love the Dresden Files by Jim Butcher. The Hunger Games, Haruki Murakami's books, I also love the Kushiel Legacy by Jacqueline Carey. 1984. I read a lot but these are a few favorites.

What profession did you want to have when you were a kid? Writer, which is why I'm chasing that dream. Dolphin trainer. Movie director, fashion designer, veterinarian. Astronaut. Who doesn't want to be astronaut at one point!