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Cealestis is the current Head of the Green Ajah.
|Location||Utrecht, The Netherlands|
|Join Date||February 8, 2007|
|Bonded to||Anduin Spartan|
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- Joined TarValon.Net: February 8, 2007
- Joined Tower: March 31, 2007
- Raised Accepted: July 6, 2007
- Raised Aes Sedai: January 17, 2008
- Head of the Green Ajah: November 21, 2011 - present
- Department of Technology Staff: June 2009 - present
- 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
Official Event Attendance
- Summer Europarty 2008 (Waldmannshausen, Germany)
- Summer Europarty 2009 (Driebergen, the Netherlands) (Leader of Welcoming and Decorations Committees)
- Anniversary Party 2010 Wisconsin Dells, WI, USA (Co-Leader of Welcoming Committee)
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?
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"?
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 doing 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 an astronaut at one point!