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Forum: Dragonriders of Pern Nov 23 2010, 10:27 PM
Replies: 26
Views: 4,504
Posted By Weyrlady
Re: Drudges

;)I'm not going to throw rocks at you.:blush::):cool:

But I am going to-gasp- agree with Anareth.:eek:
Look at the rather frightening history of people with any sort of disability on this...
Forum: Dragonriders of Pern Jun 6 2010, 11:56 PM
Replies: 29
Views: 5,852
Posted By Weyrlady
Re: Odds of autism on Pern?

Wow, did this topic go with what I'm interested in!

In my almost-but-definitely-not-quite-forgotten fan fiction story set on Pern (I haven't updated it in forever), I have a queenrider who just...
Forum: Dragonriders of Pern Apr 27 2010, 07:50 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 2,773
Posted By Weyrlady
Re: Question: Anne and Todd - Dragon's Kin & Dragon Fire

I totally concur, Shepardessdog! Lorana is a Mary-Sue and the plague theme is :yawn: "Is that all?"

However, I can see the other perspectives, too, thaqt's the joy of online forums. Different...
Forum: Dragonriders of Pern Apr 24 2010, 06:35 PM
Replies: 20
Views: 3,442
Posted By Weyrlady
Re: F'lar and other women?

Of course he had some experience--I don't think he'd been neutered or something:fiend:! As one of my grandmother's used to say, "I'll never be too old to look!" F'lar has eyes, ya know; and pretty...
Forum: Dragonriders of Pern Mar 24 2010, 07:11 PM
Replies: 63
Views: 8,881
Posted By Weyrlady
Re: Rank issues

I can't think of any, unless someone else can come up with one.:?:

I always figured that Canth could Search so well because he's-well-cool:cool:, not necessarily because it has anything to do with...
Forum: Dragonriders of Pern Mar 23 2010, 06:51 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 2,316
Posted By Weyrlady
Re: Dinner and a movie

:D:lol::lol:^^^You go, girl! Hubba hubba-ing if you want to.


I was about to say that exact thing...:blush: :fiend:

OK, I think that I'd want to be 'trapped' with Canth for the...
Forum: Dragonriders of Pern Mar 22 2010, 07:25 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 2,316
Posted By Weyrlady
Dinner and a movie

Who on Pern would you most like to meet for dinner or just for coffee? Who'd provide the most interesting conversation? (:fiend:Or who would you want to meet just so you could enjoy looking at...
Forum: Dragonriders of Pern Mar 22 2010, 07:05 PM
Replies: 21
Views: 3,449
Posted By Weyrlady
Re: Give me down to there hair

I completely agree with this. Guys and gals on Pern probably get really creative with their hairstyles, depending on what works for them, the thickness/weight of it, what they are able to do...
Forum: Thematic Photography Mar 22 2010, 06:44 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 2,107
Posted By Weyrlady
Re: 36: 15 March 2010 - Friendship

Hi my second entry for this theme is a mom-and-baby pair of wild burros in Oatman, AZ.

http://farm3.static.flickr.com/2775/4454880043_e720bdec90.jpg

Also, I really like Pam's photo with the...
Forum: Dragonriders of Pern Mar 19 2010, 08:18 PM
Replies: 63
Views: 8,881
Posted By Weyrlady
Re: Rank issues

I know that he's decidedly not a goldrider, but--N'ton. In DF he's one of the first candidates Searched after F'lar wins the Weyrleadership, and it's said that "he can even make Canth understand...
Forum: Dragonriders of Pern Mar 16 2010, 08:14 PM
Replies: 63
Views: 8,881
Posted By Weyrlady
Re: Rank issues

. . . like Canth! In DF (I think) it's mentioned that he's one of the best at detecting candidates. Which makes F'nor kind of a "gary Stu" :erm:. . . well, at least he's a good-looking Stu!
Forum: Exhibit Hall Mar 16 2010, 07:58 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 1,745
Posted By Weyrlady
Re: Friendship extras

Love your 'extras', Cheryl! The relationships you display (especially the older couple on the couch) are very sweet and illustrate the power of of two! :-)
Forum: Thematic Photography Mar 16 2010, 07:51 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 2,107
Posted By Weyrlady
Re: 36: 15 March 2010 - Friendship

Does the friendship have to be between two humans?

http://farm4.static.flickr.com/3434/3287180880_c7c751f2bf.jpg
Forum: Thematic Photography Mar 12 2010, 07:08 PM
Replies: 51
Views: 6,055
Posted By Weyrlady
Re: 35: 1 March 2010 - Portrait

:lol::cool:;)I was going to ask about that, but you beat me to it, Lady M. No worries Steven, we still love ya!:)

Love the wood portraits, Draco! Talk about unique. :cool::good:
Forum: Thematic Photography Mar 10 2010, 06:27 PM
Replies: 51
Views: 6,055
Posted By Weyrlady
Re: 35: 1 March 2010 - Portrait

Wow! I'm glad I don't have to pick a winner--great work all!The caliber of the skill in these Thematic Photography threads just goes up and up. :blush:

Nice to see you back with us, Farclas. I...
Forum: Dragonriders of Pern Feb 22 2010, 10:38 PM
Replies: 19
Views: 3,390
Posted By Weyrlady
Re: Pernese in the Old West

:cool:You found it! Thanks Ginnystar! ;)

Hey Shalyn, I just want you to know how well-written your post was. I totally agree with you about the "point to a fic" idea--oh, it's a "major dramatic...
Forum: Dragonriders of Pern Feb 21 2010, 09:18 PM
Replies: 19
Views: 3,390
Posted By Weyrlady
Re: Pernese in the Old West

'Cause it was a wild idea I had! 'Cause I've been working on my Master's thesis all day and need a mental break from that. 'Cause I like to write, and I like Pern, and I like to take people places...
Forum: Dragonriders of Pern Feb 21 2010, 12:44 PM
Replies: 19
Views: 3,390
Posted By Weyrlady
Re: Pernese in the Old West

Oh, Edith! I was going to ask, can I read it? But if you didn't write it, then nevermind. That's OK!

Also, thanks all! It comes a relief that I don't 'have' to kill everyone. . . I was...
Forum: Dragonriders of Pern Feb 20 2010, 09:42 PM
Replies: 19
Views: 3,390
Posted By Weyrlady
Pernese in the Old West

First of all, let me apologize if this thread should be in the writing forum instead.

I had this wild idea for a Pern fanfic...feel free to throw stuff...but what if one took canon Pern...
Forum: Dragonriders of Pern Feb 19 2010, 08:13 PM
Replies: 20
Views: 5,559
Posted By Weyrlady
Re: Travel time, trade caravan, with no Threadfall.

:lol::cool:Yeah, but you meet up with those ferry operators in Utah--they might help you get across some of the rougher stuff. And Ginnystar? Can you skip the cannibalism in your story? 'Course...
Forum: Dragonriders of Pern Feb 18 2010, 07:05 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 5,023
Posted By Weyrlady
Re: Dragon body

My personal favorite spiky dragon is the original 1971 cover of Dragonquest, where Canth has (no kidding) spikes, horns and antlers.F'nor'd probably impale himself just getting on or off in a...
Forum: Dragonriders of Pern Feb 11 2010, 07:18 PM
Replies: 58
Views: 6,908
Posted By Weyrlady
Re: Dragonrider Psychic Abilities (or, what openings are left for 9th Pass stories?)

Can someone remind me what boron does for one, nutritionally-speaking? I know that Kitti Ping altered the digestive systems of the Terran animals to be able to handle native flora and fauna. Does...
Forum: Dragonriders of Pern Feb 11 2010, 06:52 PM
Replies: 63
Views: 8,881
Posted By Weyrlady
Re: Rank issues

What's a Wing Hollow? Isdn't it always windy in Ista?

Is there such a rank as the Wingthird?Exactly how far does that go? (Wingfourth, Wingfifth. . . )
Forum: Dragonriders of Pern Feb 9 2010, 09:27 PM
Replies: 63
Views: 8,881
Posted By Weyrlady
Re: Rank issues

Oh, so it's a diagonal! Thanks for being patient of my flight formation ignorance, ground-pounder that I seem to be.
Forum: Exhibit Hall Feb 9 2010, 09:19 PM
Replies: 83
Art: Fandarel
Views: 7,552
Posted By Weyrlady
Re: Fandarel

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That's okay--I've had cacti coming out of people's heads before. Yay for photoshop!

Anyway, awesome job, Lady M.! As always. . . . :cool:;):) Also, the actor Robbie Coltrane may be...
Forum: Dragonriders of Pern Feb 8 2010, 04:49 PM
Replies: 63
Views: 8,881
Posted By Weyrlady
Re: Rank issues

Um. . . what's an echelon? Is that like a really wide 'V' or a chevron formation?

I did my thing in marching band in high school, but that still doesn't mean I know what echelon is. :erm:...
Forum: Exhibit Hall Feb 8 2010, 04:06 PM
Replies: 41
Views: 3,610
Posted By Weyrlady
Re: Kath became a fan of DRAGONFLIGHT!

Ah, thank you, r2005, for being patient with my Facebook ignorance.

Here's a thought. . . what kind of ringtone do you think F'lar would have on his cell phone, if such things existed on Pern? ...
Forum: Exhibit Hall Feb 8 2010, 04:01 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 1,593
Posted By Weyrlady
Re: Big snow in Prescott

You're welcome to some of ours!:razz: It's snowing more as I speak. . .
Forum: Exhibit Hall Feb 6 2010, 02:44 PM
Replies: 95
Art: F'lar
Views: 14,618
Posted By Weyrlady
Re: F'lar

GHarris, where are you finding all the photos of various hot guys? They add to enjoyment :-)

While I definitely agree that Ms. McCaffrey does a wonderful job of giving her reader a wonderful...
Forum: Exhibit Hall Feb 6 2010, 01:56 PM
Replies: 14
Photo: Night snow
Views: 1,618
Posted By Weyrlady
Re: Night snow

Wow, Cheryl! I love when the snow is all fresh like that and frosts the trees--looks like powdered sugar or marshmallow creme.

Setting exposure for snow and bright sun or moonlight can be...
Forum: Dragonriders of Pern Feb 4 2010, 09:39 PM
Replies: 63
Views: 8,881
Posted By Weyrlady
Re: Rank issues

:lol::)Like the 'boinking green riders':lol: comment, Anareth! That is true though. .. I might get around to calling what F'lessan did 'negligence' yet (he's responsible for the riders who fly with...
Forum: Dragonriders of Pern Feb 1 2010, 05:14 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 2,027
Posted By Weyrlady
Re: A Few Questions

I just have to say one thing. . . the DLG has the best picture of F'nor that exists (in my opinion!) Otherwise it's a good time, and as Cheryl says, it's great for fact-checking.
Forum: Exhibit Hall Feb 1 2010, 05:06 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 1,593
Posted By Weyrlady
Re: Big snow in Prescott

I hate to rub it in. . .. we had around 4 feet about 10 days ago, and I'm still all of a piece to tell about it, so. . . um, yeah.

Anyway, I like the 'frosting' on the trees on your photos. I've...
Forum: Exhibit Hall Feb 1 2010, 04:55 PM
Replies: 41
Views: 3,610
Posted By Weyrlady
Re: Kath became a fan of DRAGONFLIGHT!

:lol::):shriek:GO KATH!

This is the second reading for me as well. Can't wait to read the fourth part!

I do have a question, though. What is 'Superpoke'?
Forum: Dragonriders of Pern Jan 26 2010, 05:52 PM
Replies: 63
Views: 8,881
Posted By Weyrlady
Re: Rank issues

I do beleive that you're right. I seem to recall that during the big Weyrleader's meeting in Moreta, all the Weyrleaders had a second--which is why I just assumed that everybody always had one ( or...
Forum: Dragonriders of Pern Jan 24 2010, 09:16 PM
Replies: 55
Views: 8,082
Posted By Weyrlady
Re: Some other questions…

I don't think Tai hid during mating flights--she may have wanted to--but I highly dougbt she could. Anyway, in her particular case, Tai lucked out and both she and her dragon(Zaranth? Not Amanth,...
Forum: Dragonriders of Pern Jan 22 2010, 06:30 PM
Replies: 63
Views: 8,881
Posted By Weyrlady
Rank issues

Hi all- I' m a little confused about the ranks, namely the Wingsecond. Yes, I know what a Wingsecond is; he's the guy or gal who flies just behind the wingleader, backing him up or going to the Red...
Forum: Dragonriders of Pern Jan 22 2010, 04:27 PM
Replies: 26
Views: 4,915
Posted By Weyrlady
Re: How long is weyrling training?

Personally,I would go more towards the 2-years-old end of things, for simply physical reasons, if nothing else. I know that Pernese dragons aren't similiar to Terran animals, where it just makes...
Forum: Dragonriders of Pern Jan 22 2010, 03:29 PM
Replies: 55
Views: 8,082
Posted By Weyrlady
Re: Some other questions…

:ugg::erm:That'd be messy.:erm:

Ramoth did say, though, that Mnementh is 'her guy' and I finally had time to find the quote. It's on page 58 of Skies of Pern (of my copy; I have the paperback...
Forum: Dragonriders of Pern Jan 20 2010, 07:23 PM
Replies: 55
Views: 8,082
Posted By Weyrlady
Re: Some other questions…

No, F'lar and Lessa were/are better. Romeo and Juliet are dead, quite thoroughly so, and they never got to see the potential they could have had. On the other hand, F'lar and Lessa conduct...
Forum: Exhibit Hall Jan 20 2010, 12:50 AM
Replies: 28
Views: 3,418
Posted By Weyrlady
Re: Let It Burn

Oops, sorry, Cav. I read your story right after I made that comment, and realized, "Oh, Xavath is a blue! OK, gotcha. . . " I still like his name though, regazrdless of his color.

I agree...
Forum: Dragonriders of Pern Jan 20 2010, 12:13 AM
Replies: 55
Views: 8,082
Posted By Weyrlady
Re: Some other questions…

The first time I read Moreta, I was a hopelessly romantic teen and I had just finished Dragonflight. Dangerous combination, I know! I so wanted Sh'gall to be a F'lar--and oh! I was so disappointed....
Forum: Dragonriders of Pern Jan 18 2010, 08:31 PM
Replies: 55
Views: 8,082
Posted By Weyrlady
Re: Some other questions…

I personally think that, in the particular case of F'lar and Lessa, if Ramoth went into heat and rose, Mnementh would go 'do his thing', regardless. Mnementh is highly intelligent and independent- he...
Forum: Dragonriders of Pern Jan 14 2010, 06:49 PM
Replies: 30
Views: 2,506
Posted By Weyrlady
Re: I am looking for

:shriek::lol::lol:It does look it, doesn't it? :confused:Why?? It's like putting a steering wheel on a horse:lol::lol:
Forum: Dragonriders of Pern Jan 14 2010, 06:44 PM
Replies: 20
Views: 3,883
Posted By Weyrlady
Re: The Unmapped Weyrs: Igen and Telgar

Wow! Thanks Cheryl et al.! I had noticed thatt the Atlas didn't give an elevation for the High Reaches, but not read about the marine influence and all. Very interesting--thanks so much!

I'm...
Forum: Dragonriders of Pern Jan 13 2010, 07:17 PM
Replies: 20
Views: 3,883
Posted By Weyrlady
Re: The Unmapped Weyrs: Igen and Telgar

Hey Almaron, or anyone-
In all your research, have you ever found the altitude (elevation) of any of the Weyrs? High Reaches is the one I'm specifically interested in, and they're high enough...
Forum: Dragonriders of Pern Jan 13 2010, 07:00 PM
Replies: 55
Views: 8,021
Posted By Weyrlady
Re: Lessa being telepathic with humans?

Sorry everyone!! This is is off-topic. . .

but I just got the coolest mental image of Canth with a big mug of klah/hot chocolate, watching it snow outside. That'd have to be a BIG MUG!!
Forum: Beyond Anne McCaffrey Jan 13 2010, 06:45 PM
Replies: 38
Views: 6,537
Posted By Weyrlady
Re: Anyone seen Avatar

[QUOTE]


That is an excellent point!!

I saw Avatar for the 2nd time last weekend, in 3D this time, and seemingly got more out of it. The visuals are absolutely stunning, either way, but I...
Forum: Dragonriders of Pern Jan 11 2010, 06:20 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 2,375
Posted By Weyrlady
Re: Brekke telepathic? [split topic]

I mostly agree with this. I think that if Lessa 'leaned' at all, she didn't do it hard and she did it very carefully. Girl has talent--there's no denying that. But in that particular situation,...
Forum: Exhibit Hall Jan 7 2010, 05:11 PM
Replies: 28
Views: 3,418
Posted By Weyrlady
Re: Let It Burn

I didn't know that you worked in digital media, Cav! That's awesome!;)

This is kind of off topic, but I really like your dragon's name--very unique. Is he a brown? I hadn't read your story...
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