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Forum: Dragonriders of Pern Jul 12 2012, 10:34 PM
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Posted By Tamara Henson
Green Folkloric Origin of the Firelizard?

I could have sworn there was a topic somewhere on this board on the tiny, firelizard-like, dragons in actual real-world myths but i could not find it using search so maybe I was mistaken.

In any...
Forum: Dragonriders of Pern Jul 12 2012, 10:19 PM
Replies: 64
Views: 10,833
Posted By Tamara Henson
Re: Sky Dragons

Just reserved Sky Dragons from the Library and should get it in a month or so.




Wondered about this myself. In my zoo tycoon 2 encyclopedia entry I just fudge it as



For the Zoo...
Forum: Dragonriders of Pern Jul 12 2012, 10:02 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 1,953
Posted By Tamara Henson
Re: A Weyr!

That is neat. :good: If they do the movie live action they could use that for a set (with some proper matting to remove the buildings and ocean of course). Wonder what it is actually for?
Forum: Science of Pern Jul 11 2012, 04:19 PM
Replies: 1
Views: 3,161
Posted By Tamara Henson
Some articles useful for Dragon anatomy

I found a website on pterosaurs that has a few recent articles that could have some clues on dragon anatomy. The articles in question have information relevant to all leathery winged flyers, not just...
Forum: Dragonriders of Pern Jul 11 2012, 03:45 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 25,535
Posted By Tamara Henson
Re: Pernese Dragons for Zoo Tycoon

My Dragonriders of Pern Pack is finished and ready for download at http://www.mediafire.com/?h0k02q7wn8lp387

Here is the basic description of the pack...
Forum: All the Rest Jun 20 2012, 07:44 PM
Replies: 91
Views: 20,652
Posted By Tamara Henson
Re: Worst Books

I am just the opposite I love Pern and enjoy Restoree and Dinosaur Planet but never could stand the Ship who Sang. I figured it was just because I read it when young (in my freshman days) and that I...
Forum: The Library Café Jun 20 2012, 07:40 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 1,721
Posted By Tamara Henson
Re: Ray Bradbury; 1920 - 2012

Sigh, it seems that all of the greats of the golden age of science fiction and fantasy are gone.

I just watched the Beast from 20000 fathoms (based on his short story "The Foghorn" the day before...
Forum: The Library Café Jun 20 2012, 07:34 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 1,593
Posted By Tamara Henson
Re: Making dragons - if I can get started and keep going.

Sounds cool. I made a plush gremlins for my sister during my High School sewing class and she still has it. Got a teddy bear pattern and a bunch of brown fur at about the same time but never made...
Forum: Dragonriders of Pern Jun 20 2012, 07:25 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 25,535
Posted By Tamara Henson
Re: Pernese Dragons for Zoo Tycoon

Guess no body knows what color wild wherries are. Oh well I will make them a diluted brownish shade of the dragon colors.

This pack is almost done :D and should be finished within the month! Now...
Forum: Games and Miscellany Apr 26 2012, 05:54 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 2,325
Posted By Tamara Henson
Gold Pony Creator (My Little Ramoth)

I found this cute game/art program where you can make your own My Little Ponies.

http://generalzoi.deviantart.com/art/Pony-Creator-Full-Version-254295904

You can make practically anything from...
Forum: Dragonriders of Pern Apr 26 2012, 05:38 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 2,228
Posted By Tamara Henson
Re: Pernese Monopoly?

Wow I would so play this version of Monopoly! Considering all the custom monopoly sets being sold in America today (everything from sports teams to cartoon themed) you could actually get this...
Forum: Dragonriders of Pern Apr 26 2012, 05:27 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 25,535
Posted By Tamara Henson
Re: Pernese Dragons for Zoo Tycoon

I just redid the felines as the originals had a bug that prevented them from eating meat (they would only eat fish) and they were constantly killing each other. Seems it was a model problem so the...
Forum: Book Collector's Meeting Room Apr 26 2012, 05:21 PM
Replies: 1
Views: 2,832
Posted By Tamara Henson
Smile Not by Anne but still cool

I just found a signed first edition copy of Ringmaster http://www.amazon.com/Ringmaster-Year-Road-Greatest-Earth/dp/0525247572. I went to our local thrift store and saw the book, commenting to my...
Forum: Beyond Anne McCaffrey Feb 9 2012, 02:56 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 1,628
Posted By Tamara Henson
Re: Imperium by Nicholas Olivo

Thank you Anareth, I had no idea there was a PC app. I agree I don't need another machine. I have little enough room as it is with all my dead tree books scattered all over my room :) Now to go...
Forum: Beyond Anne McCaffrey Feb 7 2012, 12:18 AM
Replies: 2
Views: 1,628
Posted By Tamara Henson
Imperium by Nicholas Olivo

I just finished the first book in what is now my favorite Urban Fantasy series.

IMPERIUM by Nicholas Olivo

https://www.smashwords.com/books/view/70480
...
Forum: Beyond Anne McCaffrey Feb 7 2012, 12:04 AM
Replies: 47
Views: 8,809
Posted By Tamara Henson
Re: So...I wrote a book.

I like your description, way too many urban fantasies have become smut fests. I will need to check your book out.
Forum: Collecting Highlights Archives Feb 6 2012, 11:57 PM
Replies: 29
Views: 12,887
Posted By Tamara Henson
Re: Collecting Highlight (34) - Dragonharper and Dragonfire by Jody Lynn Nye

I am glad you finally got a copy of Dragonfire Almaron. I enjoyed your review as well. I have both books. I bought Dragonharper when it was first published and did not even know Dragonfire existed...
Forum: Dragonriders of Pern Dec 27 2011, 03:22 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 2,753
Posted By Tamara Henson
Re: Lets share Perny Dinosaurs

According to the source that figurine has been in a British museum for years. I wonder if it may have been seen by the artist (maybe as a child) and subconsciously used as a source for the painting?
Forum: Exhibit Hall Dec 12 2011, 04:56 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 2,958
Posted By Tamara Henson
Re: An Ineloquent Goodbye.

Me too. Wonderful story and I'm sorry it took me so long to read it.
Forum: Dragonriders of Pern Dec 12 2011, 04:40 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 2,753
Posted By Tamara Henson
Re: Lets share Perny Dinosaurs

Thats the exact cover that came to mind when I saw this sculpture.
Forum: Dragonriders of Pern Dec 11 2011, 06:55 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 2,753
Posted By Tamara Henson
Lets share Perny Dinosaurs

Just a few minutes ago I saw a sculpture that I just had to share. Its a (very) old fashioned and inaccurate Iguanodon. Why put it here? Because it strongly reminded me of a Pernese dragon - just add...
Forum: Dragonriders of Pern Nov 25 2011, 04:14 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 25,535
Posted By Tamara Henson
Re: Pernese Dragons for Zoo Tycoon

Well I guess this project will be a memorial instead of a birthday present for Anne :(

I decided to keep the bird-based dragons, both because they were already finished and because they can be...
Forum: The Library Café Nov 25 2011, 03:55 PM
Replies: 163
Sticky: Good Bye, Anne
Views: 29,444
Posted By Tamara Henson
Re: Good Bye, Anne

So sad. I have had the flu and off the internet for a while and the news of Anne's passing was one of the first things I saw when I logged on blastr.com. I immediately came here to confirm it. I will...
Forum: Dragonriders of Pern Oct 14 2011, 01:15 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 25,535
Posted By Tamara Henson
Re: Pernese Dragons for Zoo Tycoon

It does sort of look like big bird doesn't it? Oh well. I had to use a bird so it could fly but I'm the first to admit that it's not how I envisioned Pernese dragons, it's just the closest I could...
Forum: Book Collector's Meeting Room Oct 13 2011, 06:20 PM
Replies: 34
Views: 15,488
Posted By Tamara Henson
Re: I found Pern Clipart

As I said the Wyer, The Hold, The Hearth, and Ruth cards (as well as a few unlabeled) cards are included on my photobucket site linked to above. Another couple of interesting pics that I never saw...
Forum: Dragonriders of Pern Oct 13 2011, 06:10 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 25,535
Posted By Tamara Henson
Re: Pernese Dragons for Zoo Tycoon

Never got an answer for the nest so I made a couch-like resting place instead. I am calling it the Wyer couch. Here are some updated pics. Working on the firelizards next. Other animals I have in...
Forum: Book Collector's Meeting Room Oct 6 2011, 03:43 PM
Replies: 34
Views: 15,488
Posted By Tamara Henson
Re: I found Pern Clipart

I wondered this too. The date of the painting indicates it's the bathing F'nor from Dragonquest but the dragon is defiantly greenish, though too pale to be a true green. I think it's probably meant...
Forum: Dragonriders of Pern Oct 3 2011, 07:55 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 25,535
Posted By Tamara Henson
Re: Pernese Dragons for Zoo Tycoon

Thanks I am thinking of making an entire Pern Pack. Dragons, firelizards, wherries (wild and domestic), whers, and possibly a tunnel snake combined with firestone as a food for the dragons, a...
Forum: Book Collector's Meeting Room Oct 3 2011, 07:45 PM
Replies: 34
Views: 15,488
Posted By Tamara Henson
Green Re: I found Pern Clipart

Well my blog is gone thanks to a bunch of scamming hackers :mad: so I uploaded the clipart to photobucket if anyone wants to see them. In addition even more pern art was contained yet another ASFA...
Forum: Dragonriders of Pern Sep 7 2011, 05:30 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 25,535
Posted By Tamara Henson
Re: Pernese Dragons for Zoo Tycoon

I got a better idea. How about making a dragon out of a bird of prey and just painting on the arms, that way it can fly. I tried it out and it looks better than i thought-and you can ride it when it...
Forum: Dragonriders of Pern Aug 26 2011, 12:10 AM
Replies: 17
Views: 25,535
Posted By Tamara Henson
Gold Re: Pernese Dragons for Zoo Tycoon

I finally finished the My Little Pony Dragons and here they are:

http://i1010.photobucket.com/albums/af221/TamaraHenson/Zoo%20Tycoon%20mods/PonylandDragons.jpg

The head kind of reminds me of...
Forum: Café Archives Jul 6 2011, 01:55 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 1,913
Posted By Tamara Henson
Been away for a while

Hi, I have been away for a while but only because I have been very busy. I use the Library for most of my internet use but have been unable to go because of my work. It seems that every day I have...
Forum: Café Archives Jul 6 2011, 01:31 AM
Replies: 67
Views: 10,851
Posted By Tamara Henson
Re: Dragonrider film?

O you beat me to it :lol:, I just found this out a few minutes ago and posted it in another thread.
Forum: Dragonriders of Pern Jul 6 2011, 01:20 AM
Replies: 350
Views: 75,275
Posted By Tamara Henson
Re: Well. they are making the movie.

According to this site http://wegotthiscovered.com/movies/david-hayter-pen-dragonriders-pern-film-adaptation/ screenwriter David Hayter (who wrote Watchmen & X-Men) is set to adapt the Dragonflight...
Forum: Dragonriders of Pern Apr 18 2011, 01:03 AM
Replies: 17
Views: 25,535
Posted By Tamara Henson
Re: Pernese Dragons for Zoo Tycoon

Yep Zoo Tycoon 1 & 2 has a big following on the internet. You can still buy the first game for about 10 dollars (Though I have seen it for as low as 5 bucks) in the USA. Blue Fang/Microsoft abandoned...
Forum: Dragonriders of Pern Apr 14 2011, 06:37 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 25,535
Posted By Tamara Henson
Pernese Dragons for Zoo Tycoon

Hi, I was searching the net today when I found these for the game Zoo Tycoon and wanted to share.

Pern Dragons by Dragon Riders by Guest...
Forum: Dragonriders of Pern Nov 13 2010, 05:50 PM
Replies: 35
Views: 10,503
Posted By Tamara Henson
Re: The logic of klah:

I always assumed klah was a cinnamon like plant too. The description given (as both a 'shrub' and a 'tree' with edible bark) just seemed cinnamon-like to me. I never thought about eucalyptus, though...
Forum: Science of Pern Aug 6 2010, 05:07 PM
Replies: 19
Views: 7,659
Posted By Tamara Henson
Re: Just how big can flying creatures get anyway?

I always assumed Ramoth was as LONG as a jet - not as massive or as tall as one. Unfortunately most people seem to think of height as length probably because humans are tailless bipeds so their...
Forum: Beyond Anne McCaffrey Aug 6 2010, 04:47 PM
Replies: 123
Views: 14,967
Posted By Tamara Henson
Re: Your last fantasy read

I just finished Robin Hobb's Dragon Haven too. I agree, mush better than Dragon Keeper. I am now starting Naomi Novik's Tongues of Serpents (Temeraire book 6). Hope its as good as its predecessors.
Forum: Beyond Anne McCaffrey Aug 6 2010, 04:35 PM
Replies: 40
Views: 10,143
Posted By Tamara Henson
Re: How To Train Your Dragon

I saw this movie when it first came out and loved it. Even my Aunt (who usually dislikes dragon movies) still thinks it was the best movie she has seen so far and this is after seeing the newest...
Forum: Dragonriders of Pern May 28 2010, 03:59 PM
Replies: 98
Views: 24,299
Posted By Tamara Henson
Re: Dragon eggs and hatchling size

It has always struck me as funny that fiction books ALWAYS make the eggs of dragons and dinosaurs absolutely huge.

On earth an animal's egg cannot exceed a certain size or the shell becomes so...
Forum: Science of Pern May 28 2010, 02:33 PM
Replies: 19
Views: 7,659
Posted By Tamara Henson
Brown Just how big can flying creatures get anyway?

Well, I am about to reopen that can or worms about how big dragons really are, and the reason I am doing this is because of this picture...
...
Forum: Science of Pern Mar 31 2010, 05:46 PM
Replies: 22
Views: 13,911
Posted By Tamara Henson
Green Re: Scientific type names for the dragons

http://i1010.photobucket.com/albums/af221/TamaraHenson/Perncladogram.jpg

Well no one else suggested any more terms so I went ahead and whiped up this cladogram of pernese organisms along with this...
Forum: Dragonriders of Pern Mar 25 2010, 06:07 PM
Replies: 31
Views: 4,242
Posted By Tamara Henson
Re: Who's Painting is This?

Very nice preliminary painting Spaceman Spiff. I agree that Whelan's original had way too skinny a neck and head - reminding me of of a plucked chicken more thn anything else. The only major change I...
Forum: Dragonriders of Pern Mar 11 2010, 08:17 PM
Replies: 203
Views: 22,565
Posted By Tamara Henson
Re: thread: tasty snack or flaming nuiscence?

Bronx from Disney's Gargoyles! Only with little-bitty wings and a longer tail :D

http://www.loony-archivist.com/gargs/bronx.jpg



Probably hydrochloric acid as all Earth animals produce this...
Forum: Dragonriders of Pern Mar 11 2010, 07:48 PM
Replies: 31
Views: 4,242
Posted By Tamara Henson
Re: Who's Painting is This?

Sure Thing, I already have Whelan's website address. Thank You very much.
Forum: Dragonriders of Pern Mar 10 2010, 07:01 PM
Replies: 31
Views: 4,242
Posted By Tamara Henson
Re: Who's Painting is This?

I'm glad everyone likes this picture and I am especially glad to find that my first guess as to who the artist was was correct.

The Michael Whelan painting "Wyerworld" is one of my favorates, I...
Forum: Dragonriders of Pern Mar 10 2010, 06:24 PM
Replies: 203
Views: 22,565
Posted By Tamara Henson
Re: thread: tasty snack or flaming nuiscence?

I know its silly but it was just the only logical way I could make Todd's theory work :D. personally I always thought of whers as resembling the dog-like gargoyles found on Italian archetecture, lke...
Forum: Dragonriders of Pern Mar 8 2010, 06:41 PM
Replies: 31
Views: 4,242
Posted By Tamara Henson
Who's Painting is This?

My sister sent me this painting in an e-mail for my Birthday. She said that she found it on the internet but cannot remember where. The image is titled ATWOP-Bronzie.
...
Forum: Dragonriders of Pern Feb 28 2010, 05:43 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 8,491
Posted By Tamara Henson
Re: A List Of Dragon Eye Colours

I found a great animated giff of a dragon's eye at

http://kaiserflames.deviantart.com/art/Dragon-s-Eye-77305265

Its exactly as I always imagined it to look. :good:
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