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Forum: The Library Café Dec 2 2013, 07:57 AM
Replies: 52
Views: 5,290
Posted By Bob12
Re: Who are you fav. writers besides Anne?

Isaac Asimov
Tom Clancy
Arthur C. Clarke
Robert A. Heinlein
Michael & Jeff Shaara
Forum: Dragonriders of Pern Sep 23 2013, 05:39 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 2,297
Posted By Bob12
Re: List of Pern's Volcanoes?

Thanks for the correction -- I'd forgotten about that part.
Forum: Dragonriders of Pern Sep 23 2013, 06:34 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 2,297
Posted By Bob12
Re: List of Pern's Volcanoes?

There are numerous references to volcanos including the extinct ones in the North where the Weyrs are located. The active ones are in the South: several volcanic islands in the island chain north of...
Forum: Dragonriders of Pern Feb 11 2013, 08:58 PM
Replies: 64
Views: 9,633
Posted By Bob12
Re: Sky Dragons

I realize that, but still do not like Todd's books. Whether Anne signed off or not, there are too many "non-canon" themes and incidents in Todd's books. I finally gave up on them, Pern or not.
Forum: Dragonriders of Pern Feb 10 2013, 05:22 PM
Replies: 64
Views: 9,633
Posted By Bob12
Re: Sky Dragons

I agree with you. I quit reading Todd's books one or two ago. I just couldn't continue to think of them as an alternate reality Pern. There are too many concepts that go against the Pern that Anne...
Forum: Dragonriders of Pern Jan 23 2013, 10:05 PM
Replies: 50
Views: 8,898
Posted By Bob12
Re: Why was Lessa's talent at hearing dragons important?

In Skies, when F'lessan's and Tai's dragons are attacked by the felines, one of the dragons "calls" Ramoth and tells her to time it.
Forum: The Library Café Nov 4 2012, 09:58 AM
Replies: 48
Views: 2,201
Posted By Bob12
Re: Mainly old MoMers

Interesting similarities, Draco. My earliest memories are also at my grandparents' house which was a duplex, but we didn't have a TV. I remember listening to Superman, Boston Blackie, and The...
Forum: Dragonriders of Pern Oct 2 2012, 09:58 PM
Replies: 36
Views: 7,935
Posted By Bob12
Re: Did Lessa need to go back?

The first Dragonriders only had Fort Hold to protect. Yes, during training, they were memorizing Southern landmarks, but the implication I got was that with so few riders and dragons, they would...
Forum: The Library Café May 19 2012, 08:17 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 791
Posted By Bob12
Re: Kitchen table question

Must have been a temporary thing. I just got on to ACMF about a minute ago with no problem and was also on the site last night.
Forum: The Library Café Apr 30 2012, 06:13 AM
Replies: 22
Views: 2,208
Posted By Bob12
Re: Gray hair!

My dad was fully gray at 30. My mom found her first gray hair at 65. Mine didn't become noticeable until about 50 and is still a blend of gray and dark brown. My younger brother is more like our...
Forum: Beyond Anne McCaffrey Apr 5 2012, 08:34 PM
Replies: 22
Views: 3,304
Posted By Bob12
Re: The Hunger Games

Thanks for the tip about the shakycam -- I think I'll wait for the blu-ray so I can pause it if I need to.
Forum: Thematic Photography Jan 8 2012, 10:07 AM
Replies: 20
Views: 2,990
Posted By Bob12
Re: Kath's 365 Project

Don't sell yourself short -- these are nice. One of the joys of digital is that it doesn't cost anything to take lots of pictures and pick out the best ones. I usually leave my camera set on...
Forum: Where in the World? Sep 16 2011, 04:51 PM
Replies: 29
Views: 3,116
Posted By Bob12
Re: Where in the world #287?

On the stage of "Cats".
Forum: Dragonriders of Pern Sep 1 2011, 09:50 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 1,919
Posted By Bob12
Re: Question about Jayge.

I just did a search and found a passage in Dolphins of Pern: "We don't have much of one at Ruatha," Jaxom said with immense good humor. "And speaking of my wife, I'd best get back to her. Surprise...
Forum: Thematic Photography Jul 28 2011, 06:36 AM
Replies: 32
Views: 4,381
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Forum: Thematic Photography Jul 27 2011, 12:22 PM
Replies: 32
Views: 4,381
Posted By Bob12
Forum: Thematic Photography Jul 27 2011, 07:40 AM
Replies: 32
Views: 4,381
Posted By Bob12
Re: #69 - 30 June 2011 - river or seascape

Not exactly a seascape -- Sauble Beach, Ontario on Lake Huron:

http://bob12.smugmug.com/Bobspix/Dragonrider-Images/Sauble-Beach-Sunset/666818511_fAfVv-L.jpg
Forum: The Library Café Jul 12 2011, 11:30 AM
Replies: 163
Views: 25,048
Posted By Bob12
Re: How to order your copy of "40 Years of Pern"

I could not find the ISBN -- unless it's on a less than obvious page. Here's the screen capture:

http://i512.photobucket.com/albums/t329/Bob12-MO/49yrsofpern-iTunes.jpg
Forum: The Library Café Jul 12 2011, 07:23 AM
Replies: 163
Views: 25,048
Posted By Bob12
Re: How to order your copy of "40 Years of Pern"

Price is US$9.99 --- available as a full purchase and a brief sample. Interestingly, when I used your link, iTunes said it was not available in the U.S. However, searching by title, I was able to...
Forum: Dragonriders of Pern Jun 22 2011, 05:16 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 1,242
Posted By Bob12
Re: Weyr heirarchy

Manora was Lessa's Headwoman at Benden Weyr
Forum: Thematic Photography Jun 19 2011, 11:37 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 2,534
Posted By Bob12
Re: #67 - 9 June 2011 - A walk in the park

Yellowstone National Park . . .

http://bob12.smugmug.com/Bobspix/Dragonrider-Images/Lake-at-Yellowstone/666807355_wVKU5-L.jpg

The Wall & Washington Monument, National Mall, Washington, DC . . ....
Forum: Thematic Photography May 12 2011, 02:30 PM
Replies: 46
Views: 5,494
Posted By Bob12
Re: 63 : 4 April 2011 - Birds

You have to have "" (without the quotes) in front of the link with no spaces, then "" at the end of the link, again without quotes and no spaces.
Forum: Thematic Photography Apr 29 2011, 07:28 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 2,614
Posted By Bob12
Re: 64: 28 April 2011 - Tree(s)

Kind of a segue from our previous topic to this one. Taken in my back yard . . .
http://bob12.smugmug.com/Bobspix/Dragonrider-Images/Nesting-Owl/666814639_7JmnK-L.jpg

And this one taken in...
Forum: Thematic Photography Apr 18 2011, 08:07 AM
Replies: 46
Views: 5,494
Posted By Bob12
Re: 63 : 4 April 2011 - Birds

Thanks. It took several attempts to get this one. :)
Forum: Thematic Photography Apr 16 2011, 11:48 PM
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Views: 5,494
Posted By Bob12
Re: 63 : 4 April 2011 - Birds

Not as clear as I would like, but I was happy just to get the picture. The eagle was pestering some gulls and other birds in the area and just keeping him in the viewfinder was a challenge.
...
Forum: Dragonriders of Pern Mar 30 2011, 08:42 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 1,703
Posted By Bob12
Re: Menolly and Robinton storm wrecked??

I don't recall it being covered in detail as much as referred to in a conversation between Robinton and Flar & Lessa when Robinton brings Toric to Benden Weyr. That conversation is near the start of...
Forum: Thematic Photography Mar 8 2011, 01:59 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 2,741
Posted By Bob12
Re: 61 : 7 March 2011 - Arches

It is. At 630 feet (192 meters), it is the tallest monument in the United States. The Statue of Liberty easily fits under it.
Forum: Thematic Photography Mar 7 2011, 07:58 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 2,741
Posted By Bob12
Re: 61 : 7 March 2011 - Arches

http://bob12.smugmug.com/Bobspix/Dragonrider-Images/Missouri-River-Bridge/666812198_ihVRq-L.jpg
Forum: The Library Café Feb 22 2011, 07:46 PM
Replies: 47
Views: 6,948
Posted By Bob12
Re: Anyone else Love their Kindle?

Yep, several. It seems to be the same on most backlit displays. The sole exception is my 27 inch HD monitor on one of my PCs. Perhaps that's because it takes up a greater percentage of my field of...
Forum: The Library Café Feb 22 2011, 03:03 PM
Replies: 47
Views: 6,948
Posted By Bob12
Re: Anyone else Love their Kindle?

I, too, have an iPad, and use it extensively, including taking notes at meetings. I do read occasionally on it, but, with overly light sensitive eyes, I can only handle about an hour's reading...
Forum: The Library Café Feb 21 2011, 08:14 PM
Replies: 47
Views: 6,948
Posted By Bob12
Re: Anyone else Love their Kindle?

Pretty much the same sentiments, except toward a Nook (the original, not the color). Really got me spoiled.
Forum: Thematic Photography Feb 21 2011, 04:31 PM
Replies: 20
Views: 3,991
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Forum: Thematic Photography Feb 21 2011, 01:25 PM
Replies: 20
Views: 3,991
Posted By Bob12
Re: 60 : 21 February 2011 - Love

http://i512.photobucket.com/albums/t329/Bob12-MO/IMG_4574.jpg
Forum: Thematic Photography Feb 7 2011, 12:52 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 2,473
Posted By Bob12
Re: 59 : 7 February 2011 - Green

http://bob12.smugmug.com/Bobspix/Dragonrider-Images/Yellowstone-001/666829124_udXKo-L.jpg

Foggy Morning -- Yellowstone National Park
...
Forum: Dragonriders of Pern Jan 6 2011, 10:50 PM
Replies: 35
Views: 5,553
Posted By Bob12
Re: Long Interval

In Dragonflight, when T'ron calls a council of Weyrleaders to discuss making the jump forward, there is the following paragraph:

Of Benden, only the Weyrleader himself was privy to these meetings....
Forum: Thematic Photography Dec 29 2010, 10:01 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 2,775
Posted By Bob12
Re: 56 : 27 December 2010 - White

Calcium Carbonate deposits near Mammoth Hot Springs, Yellowstone National Park . . .

http://bob12.smugmug.com/Bobspix/Dragonrider-Images/Calcium-Carbonate-Yellowstone/666799631_gwCXn-L.jpg
...
Forum: Thematic Photography Dec 16 2010, 08:39 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 2,847
Posted By Bob12
Re: 55 : 13 December 2010 - Black

Vietnam Memorial & Washington Monument at night . . .

http://bob12.smugmug.com/Bobspix/Dragonrider-Images/Vietnam-Memorial/666824957_g2yQT-M.jpg


And, sunlight reflecting on ripples at Lake of...
Forum: Dragonriders of Pern Dec 16 2010, 06:55 AM
Replies: 35
Views: 3,804
Posted By Bob12
Re: Dragonsblood

I always attributed it to the disorientation of coming out of cold sleep.
Forum: Dragonriders of Pern Dec 15 2010, 06:29 PM
Replies: 35
Views: 3,804
Posted By Bob12
Re: Dragonsblood

That quote I included above is on page 150 of the US Del Rey First Edition of Dragonsdawn and makes it quite clear that Sean's horse was born nearly 12 months after Landing and that Sorka had turned...
Forum: Dragonriders of Pern Dec 15 2010, 12:25 PM
Replies: 35
Views: 3,804
Posted By Bob12
Re: Dragonsblood

OK. Sent via e-mail in .pdf, .txt, and .wpd (WordPerfect) formats.
Forum: Dragonriders of Pern Dec 15 2010, 09:01 AM
Replies: 35
Views: 3,804
Posted By Bob12
Re: Dragonsblood

I don't mind at all. I sent the file to you some time ago but I can resend it if you like.
Forum: Dragonriders of Pern Dec 14 2010, 08:04 PM
Replies: 35
Views: 3,804
Posted By Bob12
Re: Dragonsblood

Thanks, Hans. Looks like I need to change my bios. I just found a fairly definitive passage which appears in the portion about the birth of Sean's horse: "On that morning, nearly twelve months...
Forum: Dragonriders of Pern Dec 14 2010, 10:04 AM
Replies: 35
Views: 3,804
Posted By Bob12
Re: Dragonsblood

The trip to Pern was fifteen years, which would make Sorka's age about twelve at Landing. In the list of short bios of Pern inhabitants I put together, Sorka's age is given as eleven, though I...
Forum: Dragonriders of Pern Nov 14 2010, 11:30 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 1,556
Posted By Bob12
Re: CoP:Rescue Run

I don't recall that the gig Erica had facilities for search other than possibly heat and high altitude visual. With Threadfall having recently ended, the colonists would not yet have started...
Forum: Thematic Photography Nov 8 2010, 09:14 AM
Replies: 13
Views: 3,268
Posted By Bob12
Re: 52 : 1 November 2010 - Blue

The blue water is Georgian Bay south of Cabot Head Lighthouse on the Bruce Peninsula in Ontario.
Forum: Thematic Photography Nov 1 2010, 08:44 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 3,268
Posted By Bob12
Re: 52 : 1 November 2010 - Blue

http://bob12.smugmug.com/Bobspix/Dragonrider-Images/Todd-Andre-at-Georgian-Bay/666820574_4g4h3-L.jpg
Forum: Café Archives Oct 12 2010, 03:15 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 1,468
Posted By Bob12
Forum: Thematic Photography Oct 11 2010, 05:53 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 3,153
Posted By Bob12
Forum: Thematic Photography Oct 10 2010, 01:09 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 3,153
Posted By Bob12
Re: 50 : 4 October 2010 - Flowers

http://bob12.smugmug.com/Bobspix/Dragonrider-Images/Butterfly/666799442_p3J6b-S.jpg

http://bob12.smugmug.com/Bobspix/Dragonrider-Images/Dogwood-Blossoms/666801832_ifnR6-S.jpg
Forum: Café Archives Sep 30 2010, 11:27 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 2,450
Posted By Bob12
Re: Astronomy question

Yep, it is: www.skyandtelescope.com
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