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Forum: Dragonriders of Pern Apr 12 2010, 09:40 AM
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Posted By Emeraldrose
Re: Time travel

The shock and possibility of killing your past or future self was mentioned in Harry Potter and Prisoner of Azkaban when Hermione explained the Time Turner...."You must not be seen" Harry and...
Forum: Beyond Anne McCaffrey Mar 18 2010, 12:20 PM
Replies: 123
Views: 12,933
Posted By Emeraldrose
Re: Your last fantasy read

The Night Seer by Laurell K Hamilton. Also some of her short stories in Strange Candy are based in that same world. She has 17 books in the Vampire Executioner world of Anita Blake. I would wish...
Forum: Beyond Anne McCaffrey Jan 12 2010, 02:57 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 1,330
Posted By Emeraldrose
Quirk Books

I am currently reading Pride and Prejudice and Zombies (Jane Austen and Seth Grahame-Smith) to be followed by Sense and Sensibilities and Sea Monsters (Jane Austen and Ben H Winters). I am not sure...
Forum: Beyond Anne McCaffrey Dec 26 2009, 02:20 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 2,252
Posted By Emeraldrose
Re: Sanderson Gathering Storm

According to his website/blog he is about 78% done with Towers of Midnight so expects it to be in bookstores by late October/Early November 2010
Forum: Beyond Anne McCaffrey Nov 30 2009, 11:35 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 2,252
Posted By Emeraldrose
Re: Sanderson Gathering Storm

your comments made me smile...i saw someone refer to the capture of Faile and her rescue by Perrin as The Subplot of Doom I freely admit that I skip whole segments in my re reading on that point
Forum: Beyond Anne McCaffrey Nov 30 2009, 11:32 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 1,330
Posted By Emeraldrose
Re: Brandon Sanderson

I am currently in part two of Mistborn and although the beginning was slow it has definitely caught my attention now....
Forum: Beyond Anne McCaffrey Nov 21 2009, 10:23 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 2,252
Posted By Emeraldrose
Re: Sanderson Gathering Storm

I have completed the reread of the Wheel of Time series and finished A Gathering Storm this am. I cannot imagine a better writer than Sanderson to complete Jordan's epic work. Any additions that...
Forum: Beyond Anne McCaffrey Nov 3 2009, 02:20 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 2,252
Posted By Emeraldrose
Re: Sanderson Gathering Storm

I have been anyway since the reread esp since I read New Spring...Alanna just bonded Rand in Lord of Chaos (where I am now)....
Forum: Beyond Anne McCaffrey Nov 1 2009, 08:09 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 2,252
Posted By Emeraldrose
Sanderson Gathering Storm

The Gathering Storm is now out in bookstores. It is the first of 3 books by Sanderson to complete the Wheel of Time series begun by Robert Jordan.
I am currently rereading the serie (up to book 6)...
Forum: Dragonriders of Pern Oct 19 2009, 11:59 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 1,866
Posted By Emeraldrose
Re: Favourite Hold?

I voted Fort or Ruatha.
Forum: Dragonriders of Pern Sep 21 2009, 07:26 PM
Replies: 30
Views: 4,918
Posted By Emeraldrose
Re: Older folks on Pern.

I always had the impression that the elderly were well respected on Pern not abandoned but given easier jobs and their wisdom respected and shared. The old lady that Flessan and Golanth saved in...
Forum: Beyond Anne McCaffrey Sep 20 2009, 01:52 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 1,289
Posted By Emeraldrose
Gregory Maguire

It has been 2 years since I read Wicked and I finally got around to reading more of Maguire's books Confessions of An Ugly Stepsister and Lost to be exact. I also have Mirror,Mirror but have not...
Forum: Dragonriders of Pern Sep 14 2009, 09:03 PM
Replies: 122
Views: 10,759
Posted By Emeraldrose
Re: The last book of the ninth pass

Lessa and the Rowan meeting would be funny (to me anyway) :)
Forum: Dragonriders of Pern Aug 20 2009, 01:58 PM
Replies: 52
Views: 6,145
Posted By Emeraldrose
Re: What role would you play on Pern?

I know I would have to eliminate DragonRiding and Harper Hall due to lack of talent (musically) and inclination (fear of heights...Pern does not need another Jora)....
I would probably be in a Hold...
Forum: Dragonriders of Pern Aug 2 2009, 08:05 PM
Replies: 24
Views: 3,715
Posted By Emeraldrose
Re: Would all Harper Play and instrument...?

Thanks I forget some of the order re: AIVAS because of the overlaps...I knew it wasn't ATWOP as that is before R's death and all about AIVAS and Thread ending...Have not checked things out yet but...
Forum: Dragonriders of Pern Aug 2 2009, 09:16 AM
Replies: 24
Views: 3,715
Posted By Emeraldrose
Re: Would all Harper Play and instrument...?

If all Harpers (or even majority) required to sing/play instruments then how did Sebell manage (so easily) to alter the Harper Hall into a less musically inclined Hall especially after the death of...
Forum: Dragonriders of Pern Jul 30 2009, 11:37 AM
Replies: 24
Views: 3,715
Posted By Emeraldrose
Re: Would all Harper Play and instrument...?

I am sure that every Harper sang and knew music but the less "musically inclined" might be the ones going into the "other side of the business". If not music then art/painting and such....The...
Forum: Café Archives Jul 4 2009, 08:25 AM
Replies: 19
Views: 2,013
Posted By Emeraldrose
Re: Potty Training Break Through in Devon

I also had two boys but they were trained by the age J is now. However, my other grandson was older when finally trained. It seems that older is now more common but it can be frustrating...
Forum: Café Archives Jul 3 2009, 10:45 PM
Replies: 19
Views: 2,013
Posted By Emeraldrose
Re: Potty Training Break Through in Devon

I could use advice re: little boys...my grandson is 3 1/2 and understands the concept but cares not a whit although some days are better than others....He lives with us and apparently since I taught...
Forum: Dragonriders of Pern Jul 2 2009, 06:37 PM
Replies: 134
Views: 13,145
Posted By Emeraldrose
Re: Before humans reached Pern

I found the quotes in question in ATWOP pages 362-366 in my copy. Jaxom and Ruth alone on Yokahama when AIVAS explains the plan in more detail. Jaxom goes forward 50 years to show that the Red Star...
Forum: Dragonriders of Pern Jul 2 2009, 11:11 AM
Replies: 134
Views: 13,145
Posted By Emeraldrose
Re: Before humans reached Pern

IIRC the marine life native to Pern would swarm to eat thread. Dolphins sampled it but were not impressed---sort of a tofu I guess lol---
I do think that the long intervals were a result of the...
Forum: Dragonriders of Pern Jul 2 2009, 10:47 AM
Replies: 122
Views: 10,759
Posted By Emeraldrose
Re: The last book of the ninth pass

While I want some plotlines resolved. Toric's storyline re his meeting with the female abominator,the settlement of the western continent....perhaps some look to the future of families etc but would...
Forum: Dragonriders of Pern Jun 28 2009, 04:28 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 2,869
Posted By Emeraldrose
Re: Best And Worse And In Between!

I have read most of the books more than once. My views have changed somewhat so my current view of their standings is
Best --Nerilka's Story,DragonSong,Dragonsinger, Dragonflight,White Dragon...
Forum: Games and Miscellany Jun 27 2009, 12:24 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 901
Posted By Emeraldrose
Re: You know you're living in 2009 when...

#6 got me because I get my daughter calls me from the driveway all the time (and my husband calls from the other room lol
Forum: Dragonriders of Pern Jun 27 2009, 09:56 AM
Replies: 78
Views: 15,413
Posted By Emeraldrose
Re: Oldtimer queens lack of rising in White Dragon

I am currently re reading ATWOP and D'Ram is referred to as the oldest dragonrider (not sure if meant within context of the scene....He says he has an "ancient dragon" (I think it just in the sense...
Forum: Dragonriders of Pern Jun 25 2009, 07:57 PM
Replies: 95
Views: 10,440
Posted By Emeraldrose
Re: Favorite F'lar scene...

Might have to finagle one ....thinking of F'Lar going back into time and seeing his younger self when R'gul became Weyrleader after his dad died...and his determination to someday become the...
Forum: Dragonriders of Pern Jun 24 2009, 10:02 AM
Replies: 95
Views: 10,440
Posted By Emeraldrose
Re: Favorite F'lar scene...

I will have to mull it over but agree that when F'lar first becomes Weyrleader and can begin to institute his ideas are great...When he confronts Larad and others prior to threadfall to get their...
Forum: Dragonriders of Pern Jun 22 2009, 05:36 PM
Replies: 137
Views: 16,279
Posted By Emeraldrose
Re: 9th Pass Pern clothing

Re reading dragonsinger. Menolly's pipes of sea reeds had a hint of purple from sea grass and fish oil...
Forum: Dragonriders of Pern Jun 22 2009, 03:23 PM
Replies: 21
Views: 5,159
Posted By Emeraldrose
Re: When did Menolly write the Firelizard song.

My edit seemed lost but I noted that the songs that were used to "trap Menolly" into revealing herself was the use of one of the songs sent to R by Petiron....In Dragonsinger pages 25-26 Robinton...
Forum: Dragonriders of Pern Jun 22 2009, 12:24 PM
Replies: 21
Views: 5,159
Posted By Emeraldrose
Re: When did Menolly write the Firelizard song.

We know that Menolly had her tunes hidden in with other tunes. Page 20 of DragonSong (Aladdin Fantasy paperback)

Yanus heard her tuning and beat her. She went hunting greens saw the firelizard...
Forum: Dragonriders of Pern Jun 20 2009, 09:25 AM
Replies: 21
Views: 5,159
Posted By Emeraldrose
Re: When did Menolly write the Firelizard song.

Wasn't it Petiron's replacement (E?) who sent the firelizard song to Robinton with a note about it being from Petiron's apprentice...He knew that Half-Circle was silent about it and I don't think he...
Forum: Dragonriders of Pern Jun 11 2009, 03:56 PM
Replies: 122
Views: 12,924
Posted By Emeraldrose
Re: Should have been something else

Toric went with F"Nor and Kylara to southern back 10 years and became a holder because he did not impress...did he actually stand at impression? Seeing Kylara over that 10 year period probably did...
Forum: Dragonriders of Pern Jun 11 2009, 03:15 PM
Replies: 34
Views: 9,706
Posted By Emeraldrose
Re: Brekke and Re-Impression

I think that Lytol faced the knowledge that others had dragons and he no longer did quite well...(I have been curious about his drunkenness at the impression of Ruth...was he truly drunk or acting...
Forum: Dragonriders of Pern Jun 11 2009, 03:06 PM
Replies: 20
Views: 2,718
Posted By Emeraldrose
Re: Dragon mental abilities

It seems apparent that dragons can "hear" others than their riders but I think the majority don't bother to listen and those that do seldom respond to the non rider (Robinton being an exception). ...
Forum: Dragonriders of Pern Jun 11 2009, 02:39 PM
Replies: 34
Views: 9,706
Posted By Emeraldrose
Re: Brekke and Re-Impression

I think/agree that the "replacement" factor is key to why it would be a bad idea...rather like the way some have a 2nd child to be a bone donor etc for an older ill child... (from a recent...
Forum: Exhibit Hall May 21 2009, 01:40 PM
Replies: 24
Views: 4,277
Posted By Emeraldrose
Re: The Skyboom (v2 - rewrite) feedback

Am very happy to see an update to this story....excited about the meeting with jaxom and ruth coming up as well....although sad to hear kids don't exist yet. jaxom married to shara and has kids...
Forum: Science of Pern May 20 2009, 04:44 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 7,660
Posted By Emeraldrose
Re: Anatomy of a Skybroom

just a quick note. my grandson got a booklet in a kid's meal the other day about the outdoors one comment made me think of this thread....It was stated that trees can "warn" other trees about...
Forum: Monthly AMC Book Discussions May 10 2009, 09:16 PM
Replies: 46
Views: 7,612
Posted By Emeraldrose
Re: dolphins and other smart animals on Pern

how long does "instinct" take to develop and come into play? I can see that the animals that survived threadfall in a pass would be the ones who had descendants but because of the intervals...
Forum: Dragonriders of Pern May 4 2009, 10:42 PM
Replies: 137
Views: 16,279
Posted By Emeraldrose
Re: 9th Pass Pern clothing

The conical straw hat would probably be commonly used...Was "recreated" during the crossing to Fort in one of the short stories (probably not straw persay as I recall it was created to protect from...
Forum: Monthly AMC Book Discussions May 4 2009, 10:34 PM
Replies: 46
Views: 7,612
Posted By Emeraldrose
Re: dolphins and other smart animals on Pern

The Felines were created by Ted Tubberman after his daughter died in the first Threadfall after he was shunned by the community. He also created the grubs at that time....so the felines survived...
Forum: Exhibit Hall Apr 24 2009, 01:34 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 4,577
Posted By Emeraldrose
Re: Flight (A Pern AU)

Having read both of the endings I am not sure which one I like best...You did a wonderful job of maintaining Robinton and Menolly as Robinton and Menolly rather than 2 other people borrowing their...
Forum: Beyond Anne McCaffrey Apr 22 2009, 08:06 AM
Replies: 77
Views: 8,647
Posted By Emeraldrose
Re: The many incarnations of Robin Hood

Thank you I could not for the life of me come up with the name Patrick Stewart....sigh
I don't think I have ever seen the Errol Flynn version of Robin Hood ...I just know EF was
known for...
Forum: Beyond Anne McCaffrey Apr 22 2009, 12:14 AM
Replies: 77
Views: 8,647
Posted By Emeraldrose
Re: The many incarnations of Robin Hood

We have all seen the Men in Tights version. But other than that I only know the Disney version with Robin being a fox and the rooster Allan A Dale narrating..To late to be known as John the First He...
Forum: Dragonriders of Pern Apr 22 2009, 12:05 AM
Replies: 44
Views: 7,502
Posted By Emeraldrose
Re: Beyond Between

Don't they have a "ghostriders in the sky" type of mythology (for lack of better term) the comets or meteor showers at some point of the year are referred to as dragons and riders of the past...
Forum: Petaybee and Acorna Apr 21 2009, 06:47 PM
Replies: 71
Views: 13,159
Posted By Emeraldrose
Re: You Picked a Fine Time to Leave Me Seal

I aam old enough to remember the song and the sequel...but then I remember Wolverton Mountain and sequel too...:)
Forum: Dragonriders of Pern Apr 21 2009, 06:39 PM
Replies: 44
Views: 7,502
Posted By Emeraldrose
Re: Beyond Between

I guess that makes Beyond Between the "Ghost" of Pern universe. I always felt sad for Marco not going on to what is beyond between but maybe that is part of the answer to the question re: what...
Forum: Monthly AMC Book Discussions Apr 21 2009, 06:25 PM
Replies: 46
Views: 7,612
Posted By Emeraldrose
Re: dolphins and other smart animals on Pern

Re Watchwhers are we talking Anne's or including Todd's? I got the impression that they were as intelligent as firelizards and dragons being in that same group. I know they are nocturnal...It was my...
Forum: Dragonriders of Pern Apr 20 2009, 10:57 AM
Replies: 137
Views: 16,279
Posted By Emeraldrose
Re: 9th Pass Pern clothing

The DragonLovers Guide has some pictures of various holds with different styles. The heavy Knitted sweaters of Tillek The more medieval dresses at Fort Hold and the re invention of the Bikini. Also...
Forum: Dragonriders of Pern Apr 20 2009, 10:24 AM
Replies: 44
Views: 7,502
Posted By Emeraldrose
Re: Beyond Between

It has been a long time since I read Beyond Between and no longer have a copy of Legends or Legends II....I know Moreta and Leri met up so that each could go back into between with their own dragons ...
Forum: Dragonriders of Pern Apr 20 2009, 10:17 AM
Replies: 56
Views: 5,167
Posted By Emeraldrose
Re: Do you think there were....?

As a child I loved long hair ...wore ponytails and "dogears" . I wore braids but never got a handle on frenchbraids as my friend nancy did...My mother and grandmother would bribe me to get my hair...
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