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Forum: Beyond Anne McCaffrey Dec 17 2009, 07:35 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 1,620
Posted By DragonDance
Re: Jacqueline Carey

I own the first 6 and have read the latest hardcover. She writes in a over-wrought, purple language, but I love it because it is consistent---not just for sexy scenes---and it FITS both the character...
Forum: Beyond Anne McCaffrey Dec 17 2009, 07:31 PM
Replies: 45
Views: 3,986
Posted By DragonDance
Re: For the Future New Moon

Not seeing it in theaters, but I will borrow the DVD from my sis when the RiffTrax comes out. Good times to be had; the one for Twilight was hilarious.
Forum: Beyond Anne McCaffrey Dec 17 2009, 07:28 PM
Replies: 38
Views: 6,811
Posted By DragonDance
Re: Anyone seen Avatar

Seeing the midnight showing on IMAX 3D. I'll be sure to let you all know how it was. :D
Forum: Dragonriders of Pern Nov 3 2009, 10:54 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 7,848
Posted By DragonDance
Re: A List Of Dragon Eye Colours

With the eye color being one of the dominant modes of expression and body language, I would imagine the meaning/shade of the eyes varies between dragons much like smiles do between people. So one...
Forum: Beyond Anne McCaffrey Sep 30 2009, 04:51 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 1,290
Posted By DragonDance
Re: Gregory Maguire

I was given Wicked as a gift and was really excited about it and wanted to like it, but I just couldn't get into it. Its been a few years, though, so I might try it again or go with Confessions of an...
Forum: Dragonriders of Pern Sep 21 2009, 08:53 PM
Replies: 30
Views: 4,952
Posted By DragonDance
Re: Older folks on Pern.

Genetic diseases can always return. That's the beauty if mutation. Life on Pern, even in the 9th Pass, is still a LOT harder than life on earth today, especially for those on the lower rungs. Hard...
Forum: Beyond Anne McCaffrey Sep 14 2009, 02:34 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 2,388
Posted By DragonDance
Re: Companion to Wolves

Oh this just made my day.
Forum: Dragonriders of Pern Sep 13 2009, 02:27 PM
Replies: 122
Views: 10,813
Posted By DragonDance
Re: The last book of the ninth pass

No! No more cosmic problems! The freaking asteroid was already a one-in-a-million shot. I am NOT reading another Skies of Pern. I own one cosmic impact Pern novel; that's enough.
Forum: Dragonriders of Pern Sep 4 2009, 12:55 PM
Replies: 26
Views: 3,049
Posted By DragonDance
Re: Ships on Pern

I always imagined them as Spanish or British exploring ships, maybe a bit lighter. I want to imagine a huge Viking ship with a dragon head, but they'd prolly find that borderline blasphemous.
Forum: Beyond Anne McCaffrey Sep 2 2009, 12:16 PM
Replies: 45
Views: 7,828
Posted By DragonDance
Re: Who is a Twilight Fan

Will you marry me? Please?
Forum: Beyond Anne McCaffrey Sep 1 2009, 04:21 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 2,538
Posted By DragonDance
Re: Other Dragon Riders

I'll second, third, and fourth Novik's Temeraire series. Its historical fantasy, and it isn't just a rehash of the same dragon + knight theme you find in Joust, Eragon, etc.
Forum: Dragonriders of Pern Aug 29 2009, 12:35 PM
Replies: 47
Views: 8,514
Posted By DragonDance
Re: The Goldrider of Pern (fanart comic)

I do second this, actually. Its the only way to get better, it is part of your person. I just think that if you put your art---be it drawings or prose---in a place where people can criticize it,...
Forum: Dragonriders of Pern Aug 27 2009, 05:02 PM
Replies: 47
Views: 8,514
Posted By DragonDance
Re: The Goldrider of Pern (fanart comic)

Lorana is also terrible and horribly written. I do not consider Todd's work canon.

Apologies for confusing who said what. Busy thread.
Forum: Beyond Anne McCaffrey Aug 26 2009, 02:31 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 2,388
Posted By DragonDance
Thumbs up Companion to Wolves

I just wanted to see if anyone else here has read Companion to Wolves (http://www.amazon.com/Companion-Wolves-Sarah-Monette/dp/076535778X/ref=sr_1_1?ie=UTF8&s=books&qid=1251307849&sr=8-1) by Sarah...
Forum: Dragonriders of Pern Aug 26 2009, 02:18 PM
Replies: 47
Views: 8,514
Posted By DragonDance
Re: The Goldrider of Pern (fanart comic)

This I gotta argue with. Many people can learn to type. But to learn not only the rules of writing--spelling, punctuation, grammar, syntax, etc---but also how to put a plot, world, character, or even...
Forum: Dragonriders of Pern Aug 17 2009, 02:55 PM
Replies: 47
Views: 8,514
Posted By DragonDance
Re: The Goldrider of Pern (fanart comic)

I don't know how to approach this comic. I love manga and the anime art style, and this artist does too, obviously. Its not the 'everyone looks female' issue most people have with it, but rather that...
Forum: Dragonriders of Pern Aug 16 2009, 04:20 PM
Replies: 52
Views: 6,162
Posted By DragonDance
Re: What role would you play on Pern?

Greenrider, unless there was a canonical excuse to be a bluerider.
Forum: Dragonriders of Pern Jul 21 2009, 06:28 PM
Replies: 122
Views: 10,813
Posted By DragonDance
Re: The last book of the ninth pass

I think the style would be jarring, but it would make a more tightly-written and organized finale than the writing of Skies of Pern.
Forum: Dragonriders of Pern Jul 21 2009, 06:20 PM
Replies: 21
Views: 3,171
Posted By DragonDance
Re: A Question from Dancer

I think if Thread was falling too close to the weyr, the adult dragons sense of it would be communicated telepathically to the hatchlings. I've often wondered if the adults picked the time the eggs...
Forum: Dragonriders of Pern Jul 14 2009, 02:05 PM
Replies: 36
Views: 6,163
Posted By DragonDance
Re: A question about Robinton

So? Although my work with Autistic kids gives me the impression that even if they don't understand relationships and complex social ideas, kids know when something is cold or amiss. Besides, if you...
Forum: Dragonriders of Pern Jul 11 2009, 03:47 PM
Replies: 36
Views: 6,163
Posted By DragonDance
Re: A question about Robinton

Saying Sebell was like the son he never had isn't completely disregarding Camo. Camo is completely different from the son Robinton wanted. Sebell is like the clever, tall, handsome, charming son...
Forum: Dragonriders of Pern Jul 9 2009, 12:30 AM
Replies: 41
Views: 16,692
Posted By DragonDance
Re: Actors that could play dragonriders [original topic name: IF!!!!!]

I could see Toby Maquire as a young F'lessen or Jaxom.
Forum: Dragonriders of Pern Jul 9 2009, 12:26 AM
Replies: 134
Views: 13,184
Posted By DragonDance
Re: Before humans reached Pern

I know its probably just an Anne-consistantcy, but I like to think of the whole "ate Thread" thing as Kylara losing her temper and mis-speaking. "Oh! Oh! So mad! Say something outrageous the lizard...
Forum: Beyond Anne McCaffrey Jul 6 2009, 05:36 PM
Replies: 83
Views: 7,428
Posted By DragonDance
Re: eragon

I read all three Inheritance books, mainly out of desperation and the constant reassurances that "they get better!"

Hated them. They were highly derivative and epitomize every cliche in high...
Forum: Dragonriders of Pern Jul 6 2009, 05:11 PM
Replies: 134
Views: 13,184
Posted By DragonDance
Re: Before humans reached Pern

Perhaps I was unclear, I meant since the explosions on the record accounted for the two engines taken back, it meant they didn't take the engines further BACKWARDS than human habitation. Although it...
Forum: Dragonriders of Pern Jul 6 2009, 04:47 PM
Replies: 122
Views: 10,813
Posted By DragonDance
Re: The last book of the ninth pass

As far as Todd's skill, one doesn't need to be the manager or a chef to know when one is being fed poop. I think Anne passed it on to her son to keep it in the family, and maybe because as a mother,...
Forum: Dragonriders of Pern Jul 2 2009, 05:10 PM
Replies: 134
Views: 13,184
Posted By DragonDance
Re: Before humans reached Pern

As there were only two engines sent back in time, and there are two long intervals in the records of human habitation on Pern, it stands to reason that they didn't go back in time to plant the...
Forum: Dragonriders of Pern Jun 28 2009, 07:17 PM
Replies: 95
Views: 10,472
Posted By DragonDance
Re: Favorite F'lar scene...

The first ones that come to mind are taking weyr leadership by the horns and essentailly starting down R'gul, and the confrontation with the holders. I can see F'lar, sitting on Mnementh, lookign...
Forum: Dragonriders of Pern Jun 28 2009, 07:04 PM
Replies: 41
Views: 16,692
Posted By DragonDance
Re: IF!!!!!

Orlando Bloom would make a pretty green rider..../sigh
Forum: Dragonriders of Pern Jun 28 2009, 07:03 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 2,875
Posted By DragonDance
Re: Best And Worse And In Between!

Best: Moreta, Dragonflight

Good: Dragonquest, Dragonsinger, Dragonsong, Dragonseye, Chronicles of Pern

Decent: White Dragon, Dragondrums, Dolphins of Pern, Renegades of Pern, All the Weyrs of...
Forum: Dragonriders of Pern Jun 8 2009, 12:11 AM
Replies: 34
Views: 9,778
Posted By DragonDance
Brekke and Re-Impression

Pardon me if this has been posted before, but I must ask: Why, precisely, is it 'terribly wrong' for Brekke to re-impress?

My own feelings on her weyrwoman-ship aside, as everyone in the 9th Pass...
Forum: Dragonriders of Pern Jun 3 2009, 02:21 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 8,107
Posted By DragonDance
Re: Dragon's Kin Watch Wher Inconsistency

I can buy handlers saying that they can sense things humans can't without whers having heat-vision. Canaries can detect gas changes (by dying, but they can't really communicate "I can't frikkin'...
Forum: Dragonriders of Pern Jun 3 2009, 02:12 PM
Replies: 122
Views: 12,952
Posted By DragonDance
Re: Should have been something else

You know, I think a lot would have changed. Toric yearned for a dragon. The feel that I kind of got from his was he was screwed over a lot in the past, and the land-hungry, my-way-or-the-highway...
Forum: Dragonriders of Pern May 30 2009, 01:46 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 8,107
Posted By DragonDance
Re: Dragon's Kin Watch Wher Inconsistency

The naming convention I suppose could be explained by the general distaste and lack of bonding with the watch whers.

Night air, however, has such a tiny temperature and humidity difference that...
Forum: Craft Techniques and Processes Apr 28 2009, 01:27 PM
Replies: 43
Views: 6,354
Posted By DragonDance
Re: books too complex for their own good?

An ending should be written in blood.

I think I've killed off or seriously maimed a main character in every novel I've written for NaNoWriMo.

The crossbow specialist mercenary lost his dominant...
Forum: Dragonriders of Pern Apr 17 2009, 04:45 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 1,088
Posted By DragonDance
Re: summary

Quite possible the seller themself wrote it.
Forum: Beyond Anne McCaffrey Apr 16 2009, 12:38 AM
Replies: 27
Views: 3,709
Posted By DragonDance
Re: the death of the bookstore

Just picked up 8 books for under ten dollars at the local used book store. Can't beat that with a stick!
Forum: Dragonriders of Pern Apr 14 2009, 08:53 PM
Replies: 31
Views: 4,420
Posted By DragonDance
Re: books too complex for their own good?

Runner of Pern was twice as long as it should have been and far too predictable. THAT needed tightening up more than Skies.

A little complexity is good. I think White Dragon had a more complex...
Forum: Dragonriders of Pern Apr 12 2009, 05:47 AM
Replies: 111
Views: 17,205
Posted By DragonDance
Re: Unlikeable Main characters (was titled Favorite USUAL Character?)

Skies wouldn't be so bad in an abridged version, I bet. The Abominators bug me just because they had no shades of gray. They were just WRONG and BAD and the main cast was SMART and RIGHT. The huge...
Forum: Dragonriders of Pern Apr 12 2009, 05:16 AM
Replies: 34
Views: 3,732
Posted By DragonDance
Re: Moreta's Ride: What if and why

Dragons don't have much forethought. I wouldn't blame poor Holth in this case.

It didn't help that Moreta essentially cleared her mind of anything, including coordinates, before jumping with that...
Forum: Dragonriders of Pern Apr 7 2009, 12:04 PM
Replies: 109
Views: 12,148
Posted By DragonDance
Re: Klah, to drink or not to drink...

The stuff I was using was similar to this stuff: Chai Latte instant tea mix on eBay....
Forum: Dragonriders of Pern Apr 5 2009, 01:37 PM
Replies: 48
Views: 5,032
Posted By DragonDance
Re: Eyeglasses on Pern

If they have the tech for eyeglasses, I'm sure that they can make basic sight-corrective goggles. I use something similar for SCUBA. They may be more expensive to replace, but a rider whose goggles...
Forum: Beyond Anne McCaffrey Apr 4 2009, 07:22 AM
Replies: 13
Views: 2,894
Posted By DragonDance
Re: Piers Anthony

The first nine or so Xanth books, before he felt he had to use every reader suggestion for a pun, puns that came in huge clusters that brought books to a grinding halt and contributed nothing to the...
Forum: Beyond Anne McCaffrey Apr 4 2009, 07:08 AM
Replies: 27
Views: 3,709
Posted By DragonDance
Re: the death of the bookstore

We have a Borders out here where every employee knows me on a first name basis. They call when books come in, they suggest books for me, reserve (hide) books they know I'm going to get, such as the...
Forum: Beyond Anne McCaffrey Apr 4 2009, 07:03 AM
Replies: 15
Views: 5,658
Posted By DragonDance
Re: Jane Yolen - Pit Dragon 4

I felt that it was purposefully and wonderfully left open-ended as far as the world goes. The actual STORY is about Akki and Jakkin growing up, finding the cave people, developing their relationship...
Forum: Beyond Anne McCaffrey Apr 4 2009, 05:46 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 2,134
Posted By DragonDance
Re: Dragonhaven by Robin McKinley (review, no spoilers)

I just picked this up the other day. Never read anything by this author before.

I love the world she created. I love the twists on dragons she makes. Some scenes had me laughing out load,...
Forum: Beyond Anne McCaffrey Apr 4 2009, 05:40 AM
Replies: 24
Views: 4,177
Posted By DragonDance
Re: help I need a book to read

Going to try to shake things up a bit with some authors no one has mentioned yet. Links to the first book or books in series or trilogies. They summarize and review better than I can.
West of Eden...
Forum: Dragonriders of Pern Apr 1 2009, 05:15 AM
Replies: 34
Views: 3,732
Posted By DragonDance
Re: Moreta's Ride: What if and why

I think rests would actually make it more difficult. Yeah, you'd be physically fit, but its just one more time stream to keep track of. Real time, rest time/destination, and serum time. Better to...
Forum: Beyond Anne McCaffrey Mar 27 2009, 05:31 AM
Replies: 15
Views: 5,658
Posted By DragonDance
Re: Jane Yolen - Pit Dragon 4

Think of a herbovore dragon as a semi-new twist. We don't know the caloric or nutritional info on the plants of that planet. Certainly on a desert planet animals would evolve to not need vast tracts...
Forum: Beyond Anne McCaffrey Mar 27 2009, 05:15 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 3,277
Posted By DragonDance
Re: Temeraire: Book 5 by Naomi Novik

This book is so phenomenal. Temeraire is smart without having to dumb down other characters like in the first book, the action is great, everything. I love this series with all my heart.
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