Riveille Anjeytal

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Riveille Anjeytal
Real Name Renee
Location Canada
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Affiliation Blue Ajah
Rank Aes Sedai
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Join Date March 20, 2006
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January 8, 2013

  • Why did you choose Blue?

As the song goes, it's "a little bit of everything, all rolled into one". ;)

Beside the obvious "it felt like home" answer, I really deeply identify with being a "Seeker after a Cause" - championing something using whatever talents and resources we're blessed with, whether it's a social cause, a belief, or simply standing up in defense of those we love - and that's a really beautiful thing.

  • Are you like the Blues in the books? Do you plot and manipulate? Do you travel a lot?

I certainly wouldn't call myself manipulative, but I've been known to orchestrate a plot now and again. I love the idea of travelling and wish I had the money to do so more often. :p

  • Do you have a favorite Blue Ajah character from the novels?

Siuan was my favorite. I always thought of Moiraine as being quintessentially Blue, but I adore Siuan for her rough edges.

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

Since I was about 19 or 20, I think.

  • How did you first get into the series?

A friend of mine had been pestering me to get into it since we were in high school. Considering the series has been going for over twenty years, I guess I'm a bit of a late bloomer. :p

  • Who is your favorite "hero"?

I always found myself giving more attention to Mat's POV than any other throughout the books. He's honestly flying by the seat of his pants much of the time, even after he gets that unintentional Age of Legends memory upgrade. Min is a favorite as well, for being the comparatively normal person in a world that is more and more thoroughly going to pot. Lan and Thom Merrilin also make the list for being BAMFs. :p

  • Favorite bad guy/gal?

Of the Big Bads, Semirhage would be my fave, for having the ability to utterly dismantle you with a Q-Tip, a penny and a wad of chewing gum. However, nothing scared me quite so much as Shaidar Haran. Betch be cray-cray. >.>

  • Favorite book and scene?

Favorite books would be The Great Hunt, The Shadow Rising, Knife of Dreams. Favorite scene of literally the entire series was Mat blowing the Horn of Valere in TGH and the BAMF-ness that ensued. At this point (January 2013) I have yet to read AMoL, so that could change. :p

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

I could honestly see myself being exactly who I am around TV.net: a Blue Aes Sedai who's all up in the outside world and needs to stop by the Tower for tea more often. :p

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

I think I found TV.net through Dragonmount somehow. I liked the idea that we could earn our ranks but that it wasn't an out-and-out RP atmosphere; we are very much ourselves, but with shawls. :p The longer I stayed, the more I was able to forge a relationship with the ladies who eventually became my Ajah sisters, and that's essentially what keeps me coming back now. (That being said, I do recognize that I need to poke my head out of the Blue Chambers a little more often. :p)

  • What do you do in "real life"?

Marketing Co-Ordinator for a small Toronto credit union, church choir director, erstwhile piano teacher, occasional wedding singer, and aunt to the most awesome little terror ever. ^o^

  • Do you have any hobbies?

Writing (bad prose, worse poetry), performing and creating music (piano, vocal, guitar when I can be arsed), reading, video games, and fangirling. :p

  • What kind of music do you enjoy listening to?

I'm all over the place. I have yet to encounter a genre to which I didn't enjoy listening.

  • What are some of your favorite movies / television shows?

Doctor Who, Les Mis, Avatar (the Last Airbender - the Legend of Korra to a slightly lesser extent), Firefly, Star Wars, Criminal Minds, The Princess Bride, and the majority of cooking shows and wedding shows. x)

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

Mistborn, The Way of Kings, ASoIaF, Jane Eyre, Scott Pilgrim, Tsubasa: Reservoir Chronicle, Harry Potter.

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

I think I started out wanting to be a novelist, then a journalist, then a concert pianist, and then a Broadway actress. Clearly none of that actually happened. :p