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Forum: Dragonriders of Pern Apr 16 2008, 09:07 PM
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Posted By ElectricDragon
Re: (Potential Adult Topic) Dragons Sexual Selection

Okay, that does makes sense. Not sure if the idea was really bandied about that much for me to go with it, but it makes sense.
Forum: Dragonriders of Pern Apr 16 2008, 12:43 AM
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Posted By ElectricDragon
Re: (Potential Adult Topic) Dragons Sexual Selection

Hey, Honor Harrington rocks and I love it! Mind you, you run a pretty strong risk of getting fragged under her command but you'll damn well get fragged going forward, not retreating!

As the...
Forum: Dragonriders of Pern Apr 14 2008, 11:50 PM
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Posted By ElectricDragon
Re: (Potential Adult Topic) Dragons Sexual Selection

How do you figure "peer pressure" played into Mirrim's Impression of Path? I don't believe there was any fraction of the audience sitting there thinking "Mirrim should Impress a green." Heck, it...
Forum: Dragonriders of Pern Apr 14 2008, 11:47 PM
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Posted By ElectricDragon
Re: (Potential Adult Topic) Dragons Sexual Selection

I happen to agree that yes, there should be stories of this sort. We just haven't seen them. We know virtually nothing of Passes 4, 5, and 7, and very, very little of 8. Coverage of 1, 2, 3 and 6...
Forum: Dragonriders of Pern Apr 14 2008, 11:44 PM
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Posted By ElectricDragon
Re: (Potential Adult Topic) Dragons Sexual Selection

Maybe they have and we haven't seen it? We've only been treated to a small number of the hatching that have taken place on Pern, and a look at only about a third to maybe half of the Passes.
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Forum: Dragonriders of Pern Apr 14 2008, 01:48 AM
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Posted By ElectricDragon
Re: (Potential Adult Topic) Dragons Sexual Selection

Women not being considered for greens was at variance with the designer's original intentions, and it came about for some valid reasons:
1) Weyrleaders' desires not to have their greens down for...
Forum: Dragonriders of Pern Apr 12 2008, 11:15 PM
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Posted By ElectricDragon
Re: (Potential Adult Topic) Dragons Sexual Selection

I'm just going off what is written in the books. Sex is a discriminating characteristic for dragons with the same sex preferred, apparently trumping personality. If the same sex criterion can't be...
Forum: Dragonriders of Pern Apr 11 2008, 11:57 PM
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Posted By ElectricDragon
Re: (Potential Adult Topic) Dragons Sexual Selection

You probably need to move gender match up to number 2. Kitti Ping did program that into the dragons, and there is a statement in CoP: FF that notes that female-green pairings are more stable than...
Forum: Dragonriders of Pern Jan 16 2008, 09:29 PM
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Posted By ElectricDragon
Forum: Dragonriders of Pern Jan 16 2008, 01:41 AM
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Posted By ElectricDragon
Re: (Potential Adult Topic) Dragons Sexual Selection

And what in the quote makes all dragon-riders homosexual or bisexual?

Also what in the quote--from the very early years of the colony--says that such urbane awareness is passed down through 2500...
Forum: Dragonriders of Pern Jan 16 2008, 01:38 AM
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Posted By ElectricDragon
Re: (Potential Adult Topic) Dragons Sexual Selection

Years of experience have shown me that extremes are to be distrusted on any politicized issue. I haven't been proven wrong yet. Of course, how many politicized issues have definitive information...
Forum: Dragonriders of Pern Jan 16 2008, 01:22 AM
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Posted By ElectricDragon
Re: (Potential Adult Topic) Dragons Sexual Selection

Really? Where does it ever say that?
Forum: Dragonriders of Pern Jan 16 2008, 01:21 AM
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Posted By ElectricDragon
Re: (Potential Adult Topic) Dragons Sexual Selection

Too much pepperoni pizza too close to bed time is my guess.
Forum: Dragonriders of Pern Jan 16 2008, 01:20 AM
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Posted By ElectricDragon
Re: (Potential Adult Topic) Dragons Sexual Selection

Concur. Thus, it is not necessary or even probable that the entire population of dragon-riders is bisexual/homosexual. That has been one of my points. Any of them could wind up having a homosexual...
Forum: Dragonriders of Pern Jan 16 2008, 01:15 AM
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Posted By ElectricDragon
Re: (Potential Adult Topic) Dragons Sexual Selection

And we have how large of a sampling to be calling this a "rule of thumb"?
Forum: Dragonriders of Pern Jan 16 2008, 01:02 AM
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Posted By ElectricDragon
Forum: Dragonriders of Pern Jan 16 2008, 12:12 AM
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Forum: Dragonriders of Pern Jan 15 2008, 10:57 PM
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Posted By ElectricDragon
Re: (Potential Adult Topic) Dragons Sexual Selection

A fine and wonderful theory if you proceed from the assumption that everyone would be perfectly happy to be bisexual...if only they could get over their "hang-ups."

But what if one's sexual...
Forum: Dragonriders of Pern Jan 15 2008, 01:50 AM
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Posted By ElectricDragon
Forum: Dragonriders of Pern Jan 14 2008, 11:51 PM
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Posted By ElectricDragon
Re: (Potential Adult Topic) Dragons Sexual Selection

I was. I've been to college, too. Frats, dorms, apartments, rented houses, the occasional couple coupling on the quad rather startled as your entire squad hurdles them on a pre-dawn run... Also...
Forum: Dragonriders of Pern Jan 14 2008, 11:35 PM
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Posted By ElectricDragon
Re: (Potential Adult Topic) Dragons Sexual Selection

Good point. I was speaking from recollection of American native traditions and hard winters.
Forum: Dragonriders of Pern Jan 14 2008, 12:28 AM
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Posted By ElectricDragon
Re: (Potential Adult Topic) Dragons Sexual Selection

Lack of religion on Pern might remove the "moral" aspect of prejudice against homosexuals, but it will not remove the resource aspect, and on Pern that's the hard, brutal driver, especially in the...
Forum: Dragonriders of Pern Jan 14 2008, 12:13 AM
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Posted By ElectricDragon
Re: (Potential Adult Topic) Dragons Sexual Selection

Of course, we have no telepaths to consult on the matter. Sure, it could be wonderful. Of course, it could also be a nightmare. There are parts of ourselves we never reveal to anyone, and for good...
Forum: Dragonriders of Pern Jan 13 2008, 11:56 PM
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Posted By ElectricDragon
Re: (Potential Adult Topic) Dragons Sexual Selection

I don't think the Weyrs seed the candidate pool with homosexuals for the simple reason that if they're open-minded about the matter, as they must be for pragmatic reasons, they have no reason to even...
Forum: Dragonriders of Pern Jan 13 2008, 01:39 AM
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Posted By ElectricDragon
Forum: Dragonriders of Pern Jan 12 2008, 03:42 AM
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Posted By ElectricDragon
Re: (Potential Adult Topic) Dragons Sexual Selection

I've never bought into the idea of dragons selecting based on sexuality. There simply wouldn't be enough homosexual males to fill the ranks if every green rider had to be homosexual. There simply...
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