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Forum: Dragonriders of Pern Mar 29 2006, 01:32 AM
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Posted By Falkieri
Re: thread: tasty snack or flaming nuiscence?

I know, but I did find it interesting in light of this discussion.
Forum: Dragonriders of Pern Mar 29 2006, 01:29 AM
Replies: 14
Views: 2,662
Posted By Falkieri
Re: Queen firelizards and Flaming?

I just realized what's really happening here. When humans first came to Pern, Queen firelizards did flame. However, as time passed, humans got this strong idea that chewing firestone would make them...
Forum: Dragonriders of Pern Mar 28 2006, 01:29 PM
Replies: 203
Views: 21,038
Posted By Falkieri
Re: thread: tasty snack or flaming nuiscence?

By the way, the introduction to Renegades of Pern says the following (bold added by me):
Forum: Dragonriders of Pern Mar 27 2006, 02:06 PM
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Views: 2,083
Posted By Falkieri
Re: Why are McCaffrey's books so believable?

Don't be too hard on yourself, the question was a good one, and nothing at all wrong with it. I was only speaking for myself.
Forum: Dragonriders of Pern Mar 27 2006, 01:13 AM
Replies: 90
Views: 13,641
Posted By Falkieri
Re: Deaf Pernese and Blind Pernese? And Color Blind People?

True, she may never have come up with the idea on her own, that doesn't mean she didn't like it. I have a world of my own I've created and ran for the last 25 years playing an RPG, and there have...
Forum: Dragonriders of Pern Mar 27 2006, 01:04 AM
Replies: 15
Views: 2,083
Posted By Falkieri
Re: Why are McCaffrey's books so believable?

I'm not sure that "believable" is the right word. I've never found the science in them to be particularly good. What makes them so hard to put down, though, are the characters and the picture she...
Forum: Dragonriders of Pern Mar 26 2006, 02:11 PM
Replies: 90
Views: 13,641
Posted By Falkieri
Re: Deaf Pernese and Blind Pernese? And Color Blind People?

Expecting a writer to remain consistent with things said in an interview that were never published is putting far too much on the writer, IMO. I expect consistency in the books, but, a writer should...
Forum: Dragonriders of Pern Mar 26 2006, 12:49 AM
Replies: 29
Views: 2,425
Posted By Falkieri
Re: Some Questions...

I don't see any reason to believe that all blueriders, or even greenriders, are gay. Given that, throughout history, otherwise straight men who have not had access to women have made use of whomever...
Forum: Dragonriders of Pern Mar 26 2006, 12:37 AM
Replies: 203
Views: 21,038
Posted By Falkieri
Re: thread: tasty snack or flaming nuiscence?

Which still doesn't explain how it could possibly drown in watch-wher, let alone fire lizard, saliva.
Forum: Dragonriders of Pern Mar 26 2006, 12:32 AM
Replies: 90
Views: 13,641
Posted By Falkieri
Re: Deaf Pernese and Blind Pernese? And Color Blind People?

She may have said that, but not in any of the books, and that's the only place it counts. The books she wrote herself are not terribly consistent either, so I wouldn't discount anything.
Forum: Dragonriders of Pern Mar 26 2006, 12:29 AM
Replies: 14
Views: 2,662
Posted By Falkieri
Re: Queen firelizards and Flaming?

Most likely, history is being rewritten. Given that he apprently came up with fire lizards eating thread from a line in Dragonquest, he most likely forgot what was written in Dragonsdawn. He...
Forum: Dragonriders of Pern Mar 25 2006, 08:04 PM
Replies: 90
Views: 13,641
Posted By Falkieri
Re: Deaf Pernese and Blind Pernese? And Color Blind People?

Since it was also by Anne, you can't exactly discount it.

Given that we already know that birth defects are possible (witness Camo from the Harper Hall series), there's no reason why there would...
Forum: Dragonriders of Pern Mar 24 2006, 12:26 PM
Replies: 203
Views: 21,038
Posted By Falkieri
Re: thread: tasty snack or flaming nuiscence?

To answer that, you'd have to know why thread "drowns" in the first place. Water seems to kill it as quickly as fire, at least that's the impression I get from the books.
Forum: Dragonriders of Pern Mar 23 2006, 09:32 PM
Replies: 203
Views: 21,038
Posted By Falkieri
Re: thread: tasty snack or flaming nuiscence?

Wind Blossom was upset to find a chained wher, if you recall, and seemed to think that would keep them from their purpose. That implies they can't get out of their chains. So, who's been destroying...
Forum: Dragonriders of Pern Mar 23 2006, 02:04 AM
Replies: 113
Views: 6,850
Posted By Falkieri
Re: Do Errors Bother You?

That may very well be, but, it does not explain how watch-whers can eat thread. After all, Todd is going to be the writer of Pern novels now, and given that Anne endorses his view, even if she does...
Forum: Dragonriders of Pern Mar 23 2006, 01:54 AM
Replies: 203
Views: 21,038
Posted By Falkieri
Re: thread: tasty snack or flaming nuiscence?

While I'm not defending the silly "drowning it in saliva" explanation Todd gave, the book does explicitely say that night Falls are very light. Presumably, the situation is more analogous to the work...
Forum: Dragonriders of Pern Mar 23 2006, 01:48 AM
Replies: 203
Views: 21,038
Posted By Falkieri
Re: thread: tasty snack or flaming nuiscence?

The problem is, the books are not clear on just what burrowed thread is. Airborne thread is limited in how much it can eat. In the first books, burrowed thread seemed to be the implied danger....
Forum: Dragonriders of Pern Mar 22 2006, 07:04 PM
Replies: 30
Views: 4,155
Posted By Falkieri
Re: Favorite Human Character?

Robinton
Jaxom
Paul Benden
Forum: Dragonriders of Pern Mar 22 2006, 06:51 PM
Replies: 113
Views: 6,850
Posted By Falkieri
Re: Do Errors Bother You?

The first quote works rather well, actually, and could apply to Watch-Whers as well. That would make the idea that grubs were designed in part from Kit Ping Yung's dragon program also tie in. If the...
Forum: Dragonriders of Pern Mar 22 2006, 06:44 PM
Replies: 37
Views: 4,702
Posted By Falkieri
Re: Mystery Characters!

F'lar is 29-30 in DF, in the first year of the 9th Pass, as it states he was 19 when R'gul became weyrleader, and he went back to that day roughly 10 years earlier. Of course, since DQ takes place 7...
Forum: Dragonriders of Pern Mar 22 2006, 06:20 PM
Replies: 25
Views: 2,400
Posted By Falkieri
Re: Self-awareness

I'm sure that's true. I didn't have a "tongue-in-cheek" smiley to put on that post. ;)
Forum: Dragonriders of Pern Mar 22 2006, 06:19 PM
Replies: 167
Views: 53,621
Posted By Falkieri
Re: Adult Topic! Brekke...Tai... Rape vs. Forced/Coerced Sex

It seems a common theme that women on Pern want to be taken. In their society, I don't think what F'nor did was rape. Its pervasive through the books. In Dragonseye, Zulaya doesn't show her feelings...
Forum: Dragonriders of Pern Mar 22 2006, 05:48 PM
Replies: 25
Views: 2,400
Posted By Falkieri
Re: Self-awareness

I like the connection to mentasynth....after all, it ends in "th" like all dragon names do......hmmmmmmm
Forum: Dragonriders of Pern Mar 22 2006, 05:39 PM
Replies: 203
Views: 21,038
Posted By Falkieri
Re: thread: tasty snack or flaming nuiscence?

Unfortuneately, I posted the following in the thread on errors before I saw this. So I'll repeat it here since its more specific to this discussion:

My impression had always been, at least after...
Forum: Dragonriders of Pern Mar 22 2006, 05:34 PM
Replies: 113
Views: 6,850
Posted By Falkieri
Re: Do Errors Bother You?

I despise consistency errors, though I understand them given that Pern was never meant to be a trilogy, let alone an 18 book series. I just try to find some means of explaining changes in my own mind...
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