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So there I was in a bookstore around 1995 and there's 4 BIG fantasy books in a series, just they type of thing I like. So I dive in, was just off on a vacation too. Well, I got about half way through the 4th book and I said oh, oh. This isn't going to finish. So, I hit the bookstore again and nothing. A different book store - and there it is - Book 5. Naturally, by about 1/3rd of the way through I could tell this wasn't going to be the end either. A bit of research and I found book 6 was due out in a couple of weeks. Hurray! Cover of that said it was book 6 of 8. Well, we know how that turned out.
And where did the "Arado" come from. Way back in EverQuest I picked this from ARAgorn and froDO.
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I've decided to undertake a major effort to improve the WoT wiki. I'm not a very literary writer, since I tend towards concise and factual statements from my career in business. But I am much better at picking out the names and otehr references from the books. A superior aid I have for this effort is full text of the books (at least through book 11 right now) that I scanned in, fixed up and divided up by chapter. That will allow me to carefully read the text, and highlight terms that should go into the wiki.
I'll also try some other things now and then, but I'm not very well versed in some update processes, especially footnotes. If I really feel the need I'll dig into this some more.
Hopefully, if I can keep up with a couple of chapters a da…Read more >