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Forum: Beyond Anne McCaffrey Mar 7 2017, 04:42 PM
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Posted By ghost8772
Re: Favorite Terry Pratchett book, character, movie or all three! :-)

Reaper Man, That one I got, the others missed the mark with me, tried to get into them, after I read Reaper Man, some wer okay, others drug on. Gave up and went back to the one I liked.

Death,...
Forum: Science of Pern Mar 7 2017, 04:31 PM
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Views: 8,341
Posted By ghost8772
Re: Minerals

I'm not sure, the populace seems to have a mind that things in space need to stay there.

Know there is iron on planet (can't do steel without it), and copper (distance writer). of course box...
Forum: Dragonriders of Pern Mar 7 2017, 04:02 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 9,384
Posted By ghost8772
Re: Drudges!

Going back to the earliest postings, The mobility within a hold depended on the hold management. Nabol under Meron and Ruatha under Fax were prime examples of how drudges were in effect slave...
Forum: Dragonriders of Pern Jan 14 2013, 11:00 PM
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Posted By ghost8772
Re: How much do dragons weigh?

I see you feel that strongly about your logic. That or you take your coffee in thick slices.
Forum: Dragonriders of Pern Jan 14 2013, 10:49 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 2,391
Posted By ghost8772
Re: Am I the last one...

Never seen an image of Tony Bennett, but did notice a few others at the time. Yanus and Mavi being a pernese rendition of American Gothic, Harper Elgion was a dead ringer for Dirk Benedict -...
Forum: Crystal Singer and Brainships Jan 14 2013, 10:41 PM
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Views: 7,140
Posted By ghost8772
Re: meaning of the name 'The Heptite Guild'

I was going to suggest that. Since Anne seemed to have a reason behind every name she seemed to have put out Fuerte translates into "Duty" - appropriate at the time. from one of the romantic...
Forum: Dragonriders of Pern Aug 7 2012, 10:12 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 2,525
Posted By ghost8772
Re: Healer Hall

I think I'm with the original post, initially Oldive was the hall healer, especially since up to that point we only saw that Mavi had been the main person performing healing at Half Circle, with...
Forum: Dragonriders of Pern Aug 7 2012, 09:52 AM
Replies: 18
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Posted By ghost8772
Re: How can Mirrim be a weyr leader?

Talina Impressed at Benden, The queen who Lessa and F'lar were trying to get Brekke to Re-Impress on. (Ruth's hatching) Yes she was Ruathan-bred, at least according to Dragonquest.
I think its...
Forum: The Library Café Nov 25 2011, 08:16 PM
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Posted By ghost8772
Re: Good Bye, Anne

bye Anne, wandered many of your incredible worlds. hope you are wandering in them now.
Forum: Beyond Anne McCaffrey Aug 28 2011, 12:37 AM
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Views: 6,151
Posted By ghost8772
Re: Rick Riordan

I think he succeeded in his aim. I remember reading some Greek Mythology stories when I was younger, enjoyed the stories, even though I think the ones I read were watered down for younger audiences....
Forum: Dragonriders of Pern Jun 27 2011, 10:11 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 2,290
Posted By ghost8772
Re: Pern and Crystal Singers

Crystals have been used in technology, and sci-fi for a long time. piezoelectric effects have been used for decades. For many purposes even. its one of the basic forms of creating electricity. ...
Forum: Dragonriders of Pern Jun 27 2011, 09:48 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 7,313
Posted By ghost8772
Re: Was Robinton an alcoholic?

Thank goodness Pern isn't set in the modern day psych heavy diagnoses of Earth. because by those twisty, turny, self contradictory applications, Robinton, and pretty much anybody who drinks alcohol,...
Forum: Dragonriders of Pern Jun 27 2011, 09:33 PM
Replies: 6
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Posted By ghost8772
Re: Dragon's Voice Change

Dragonsblood is not even ten years old, TWD has been in print something like thirty years now. little bit of a difference there. I will concede that the dragons have dropped off the beaten path of...
Forum: Dragonriders of Pern Jun 24 2011, 12:51 AM
Replies: 31
Views: 4,359
Posted By ghost8772
Re: Temptation

first, I've never written or read fan fiction regarding pern, no interest. Second I also seldom play RPG's, so no experience in those areas. I have read, and pretty much understand the mechanics...
Forum: Beyond Anne McCaffrey Jun 24 2011, 12:12 AM
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Posted By ghost8772
Re: A Song of Ice and Fire

I find myself in the same camp as Hans, something of a compatible writing style, nice world and good character development, HOWEVER, killing off droves of "main" characters in each book, story going...
Forum: Dragonriders of Pern Jun 18 2011, 01:23 PM
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Posted By ghost8772
Re: Temptation

Not directly. the 400 years of one weyr was a result of Lessa traveling back in time to have the weyrs come forward. Jaxom skipping a couple teams of Dragons and spaceship engines back in time had...
Forum: Dragonriders of Pern Jun 8 2011, 11:01 PM
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Posted By ghost8772
Re: Temptation

I'm thinking the temptation wouldn't be so much to see/hear/feel the dragon one more time, as to attempt paradox, keep the dragon from passing between permanently in the first place.
Hmmm.......
Forum: Talent: Pegasus, Tower & Hive, and Barque Cats May 9 2011, 08:20 PM
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Posted By ghost8772
Re: A thought...

Not sure what age of joining Military and or post secondary schooling ran in that world. but sixteen did seem to be the main age for them being able to be considered adult. So, if that was a...
Forum: Dragonriders of Pern May 9 2011, 08:10 PM
Replies: 53
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Posted By ghost8772
Re: Exploring the Subtextual - Robinton/Menolly in the DRoP series

the Menolly /Robinton subtext did come to a head in my opinion, in The White Dragon. On Idarolan's ship, Dawn sister. I'm sure my page number differs, but here is the text of that part of the...
Forum: Dragonriders of Pern Apr 25 2011, 09:50 PM
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Posted By ghost8772
Re: Etymology of the Word 'Weyr' ?

and here I thought it either had an official definition before Weyr Search, or there was a discussion about Pern before anything was written...
"Here there be dragons."
"Where?"
"Ooh, that...
Forum: Beyond Anne McCaffrey Apr 25 2011, 09:17 PM
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Views: 3,998
Posted By ghost8772
Re: Mercedes Lackey--- Sanctuary

Read the series after they had come out. A pretty good yarn, of course I've been partial to dragons for a long time, so it takes a rather disgusting story for me not to like a book with...
Forum: Dragonriders of Pern Apr 8 2011, 04:06 PM
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Views: 7,344
Posted By ghost8772
Re: What role would you play on Pern?

can hear the music, but not produce it. That would likely rule me out for getting into the harper hall, despite them running most drafting projects... in a recording capacity. So I'd likely be in...
Forum: Talent: Pegasus, Tower & Hive, and Barque Cats Apr 8 2011, 03:53 PM
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Posted By ghost8772
Re: Favorite Guy in the 9 Star League

Yeah, I think Johnny also, though, more for how he pushed Reidinger until he could figure out how to push himself..... still get a grin when recalling Peter getting some of his own back from Johnny.
Forum: Crystal Singer and Brainships Mar 17 2011, 08:52 PM
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Posted By ghost8772
Re: Limits of the Symbiote's Regenerative Capability?

No, nobody dying of extreme old age was mentioned. the singer whose symbiont failed while away from Ballybran, Borella, and Rimbol are the only ones who didn't die in the ranges specifically.
...
Forum: Dragonriders of Pern Feb 27 2011, 06:34 PM
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Posted By ghost8772
Re: Crafthalls - where are they?

Didn't Skies of Pern have Tagetarl in the Printcraft Hall at Keroon? Across the bay from the hold itself?
Forum: Dragonriders of Pern Feb 27 2011, 06:29 PM
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Posted By ghost8772
Re: Shell Fish, fresh and sea, types?

Well, there was a crab variant in Dragonsong, Spiderclaws, that Menolly netted, or noted in several occasions. I'd speculate the rockmites might be as well, but not sure. trying to remember if any...
Forum: Crystal Singer and Brainships Feb 27 2011, 05:20 PM
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Posted By ghost8772
Re: Limits of the Symbiote's Regenerative Capability?

I'd agree with you there. Donalla was in a seriously weakened state from a prolonged illness. immune system had nothing left to fight current illness, or symbiote invasion. Even then it wasn't an...
Forum: Dragonriders of Pern Aug 25 2010, 03:28 AM
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Posted By ghost8772
Re: The logic of klah:

Well, found a reference in DD that klah was a shrub type plant. don't know how that might make a difference in the long run, botany is not really in my skills set.
Forum: Dragonriders of Pern Aug 25 2010, 03:11 AM
Replies: 85
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Posted By ghost8772
Re: F'lar loves Lessa?

That early? When Lessa and F'nor hopped to the Southern continent? I still think it would be Ramoth. though if you meant at the end, he'd be hurting across the board, lose his Wing-second,...
Forum: Dragonriders of Pern Aug 25 2010, 02:24 AM
Replies: 30
Views: 6,189
Posted By ghost8772
Re: When F'nor was sent back in time-

Think I'll put my 2 cents worth in. In DF there was no mention of anyone being left behind when the folk returned from the past, though I do recall the mention of two days and ten turns being the...
Forum: Dragonriders of Pern Aug 25 2010, 01:59 AM
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Posted By ghost8772
Re: Yet another Anneconsistancy?

I'd totally agree here. Especially to have someone else read through any work. after untold hours of reading, writing, changing, correcting, and otherwise creating a story out of thoughts roaming...
Forum: Beyond Anne McCaffrey Aug 25 2010, 01:23 AM
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Posted By ghost8772
Re: Mercedes Lackey

Think I'll start checking her stuff out , I've only read a couple she's co-authored on, two of the Halfblood books, and one of the Ship books, The Ship who Searched I think, though didn't look at...
Forum: Beyond Anne McCaffrey Aug 25 2010, 01:13 AM
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Posted By ghost8772
Re: Terry Brooks

I haven't read all of Terry Brooks books. I read the first Landover Novel and couldn't get into the rest. Shanarra I read up to First King, but couldn't get into that one and dropped it from there....
Forum: Beyond Anne McCaffrey Aug 25 2010, 01:05 AM
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Views: 10,886
Posted By ghost8772
Re: How To Train Your Dragon

wow, I opened a whole can of off topic worms there didn't I? Yeah, Starship troopers, the Movie grabbed names, the idea of the arachnids, and pretty much ran off on its own from there. they ended...
Forum: Games and Miscellany Jul 26 2010, 01:19 AM
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Forum: Dragonriders of Pern Jul 26 2010, 01:11 AM
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Posted By ghost8772
Re: F'lar loves Lessa?

I was thinking more of perceptions. Yes, F'lar wanted a strong weyrwoman, but he also expected her to act the way he wanted her to act. When she didn't, we saw incidents of him shaking her. no...
Forum: Beyond Anne McCaffrey Jul 26 2010, 12:58 AM
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Posted By ghost8772
Re: How To Train Your Dragon

There's the rub though. I've read books that have been made into movies. some followed the book religiously, others got rights to the book, then went their own way with it, and it comes down to the...
Forum: Beyond Anne McCaffrey Jul 24 2010, 02:08 AM
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Views: 10,886
Posted By ghost8772
Re: How To Train Your Dragon

I think the problem is inherent with the movie makers, but not on whether people will want to see the movie they make. HTTYD, movie, like a number of others, had the hollywood average of similarity...
Forum: Dragonriders of Pern Jul 24 2010, 01:52 AM
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Posted By ghost8772
Re: F'lar loves Lessa?

" It was infuriating of Lessa to take this moment, when all his energy and attention ought to go to settling the Holders' grievance for a show of rebellion. Why did she have to flaunt her...
Forum: Dragonriders of Pern Jul 22 2010, 04:29 AM
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Re: The logic of klah:

Well, I vaguely remember Dragonsdawn mentioning that they found an alternative to coffee, since coffee itself didn't grow on Pern, but I don't remember if the bark they used came from either...
Forum: Beyond Anne McCaffrey Jul 22 2010, 04:14 AM
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Views: 10,886
Posted By ghost8772
Re: How To Train Your Dragon

Can so see the warning notes on the entry "No entry if you are plagued with a weak stomach, or prone to epileptic seizures":faint:
Forum: Dragonriders of Pern Jul 18 2010, 03:34 AM
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Posted By ghost8772
Re: F'lar loves Lessa?

I don't know, at that point Ramoth was more important to him than anything else. The last Gold dragon, the day after her first mating flight. Toss in the high opinion he had of himself and his...
Forum: Beyond Anne McCaffrey Jul 18 2010, 03:23 AM
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Re: Percy Jackson books

I don't loan out books that I can't find a replacement copy of... too many books like that loaned, borrowed, or outright stolen... annoying to say the least.

Yes, the Percy Jackson books...
Forum: Beyond Anne McCaffrey Jul 18 2010, 03:11 AM
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Views: 10,886
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Re: How To Train Your Dragon

I totally agree, if they had stuck to the book, the movie wouldn't have been a thousandth as enjoyable as I'd found it to be. The issue is that the movie was trading on a book name, where the book...
Forum: Beyond Anne McCaffrey Jul 13 2010, 04:22 PM
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Posted By ghost8772
Re: Percy Jackson books

I've read all 5 books now. Yeah, the titles should have read more "The Demi-Gods and..." but the whole prophecy thing going on and big three stuff put Percy in the hot seat.

wasn't impressed...
Forum: Beyond Anne McCaffrey Jul 13 2010, 04:13 PM
Replies: 40
Views: 10,886
Posted By ghost8772
Re: How To Train Your Dragon

Loved the movie, not so impressed with the book. Kinda falls under the rare occurance category. Yet, the movie had a more typical Hollywood practice, grab the rights, take the names, add some...
Forum: Beyond Anne McCaffrey Feb 21 2010, 01:46 AM
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Views: 16,237
Posted By ghost8772
Re: Your last fantasy read

Currently working my way through the Belgariad one more time.
Forum: Beyond Anne McCaffrey Feb 21 2010, 01:44 AM
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Views: 6,897
Posted By ghost8772
Re: Your last science fiction read

I guess Kingdoms of the Wall was last Sci-fi. can't think of anything else I might have read lately.
Forum: Dragonriders of Pern Feb 18 2010, 03:58 AM
Replies: 20
Views: 7,150
Posted By ghost8772
Re: Travel time, trade caravan, with no Threadfall.

looks that way, with Igen Weyr in there as well. not to put a tunnel snake among the wherries here, but that trip would make much more sense starting on boat. sail around the igen peninsula, and up...
Forum: Dragonriders of Pern Feb 18 2010, 03:29 AM
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Views: 6,542
Posted By ghost8772
Re: How long is weyrling training?

well, I know in DF the dragons were presented with boys nearer ten turns old. Once F'lar took over the choices were closer to their majority, since dragons matured faster than the boys did. I'd...
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