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Forum: The Library Café Apr 1 2012, 09:04 PM
Replies: 163
Sticky: Good Bye, Anne
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Posted By LadyDeerskin
Gold Re: Good Bye, Anne

A great dragon for you, Anne...i hope you have one greater than Ramoth to ride now.
http://i39.tinypic.com/o01ls0.jpg(yes, i know its a Toruk, but this makes me think so much of the dragons she...
Forum: The Library Café Apr 1 2012, 12:50 AM
Replies: 163
Sticky: Good Bye, Anne
Views: 25,613
Posted By LadyDeerskin
Unhappy Re: Good Bye, Anne

its been months since she died, but things keep coming up that bring back the pain of losing her. i read "Pegasus In Space", and when i got to the end, i had my usual reaction of "wonder how long it...
Forum: The Library Café Jan 3 2012, 06:21 PM
Replies: 163
Sticky: Good Bye, Anne
Views: 25,613
Posted By LadyDeerskin
Unhappy Re: Good Bye, Anne

i just heard today, through a comment sent to me by someone on Amazon. i know she hasnt felt well for quite some time, but this is a shock. and a loss that will never be filled or healed.

she was...
Forum: Dragonriders of Pern Nov 4 2011, 03:51 PM
Replies: 141
Spoiler: Dragongirl
Views: 29,712
Posted By LadyDeerskin
Unhappy Re: Dragongirl

its not about dragons and the bond with their riders, discovering new places, and all the beautiful things Anne wrote of... if thats what you loved, dont waste your money. put away the last two...
Forum: Dragonriders of Pern Nov 4 2011, 03:17 PM
Replies: 141
Spoiler: Dragongirl
Views: 29,712
Posted By LadyDeerskin
Re: Dragongirl

yeah, the last book was *the* last Pern book i'll ever buy. and those two of this trilogy i packaged up and put in the back of the closet, so my kids wont get hold of them. Todd wrote some good...
Forum: Dragonriders of Pern Sep 7 2011, 05:57 PM
Replies: 350
Views: 65,534
Posted By LadyDeerskin
Re: Well. they are making the movie.

what i would like to know from that con is if he said anything about changing his sick writing style, with all the porn with underage children/threesomes, the killing off of characters he has built...
Forum: Dragonriders of Pern Jul 20 2011, 09:51 PM
Replies: 141
Spoiler: Dragongirl
Views: 29,712
Posted By LadyDeerskin
Re: Dragongirl

now that the book is actually, out, I went to Amazon to read the reviews. this is where i stop buying Todd's books....he has some kind of perverted obsession that he is pouring into his last few...
Forum: Dragonriders of Pern Apr 27 2011, 12:06 AM
Replies: 265
Views: 36,560
Posted By LadyDeerskin
Re: Should Todd's books be considered canon?

hm, this was some years ago, right after the "MasterHarper" had come out. i had an appointment with that doctor, and had taken the book with me to read...more fun than the months old magazines that...
Forum: Dragonriders of Pern Apr 26 2011, 10:13 AM
Replies: 265
Views: 36,560
Posted By LadyDeerskin
Re: Should Todd's books be considered canon?

i cant remember who said it, but it was someone either here or athe Kitchen Table forum who named the books that were mostly Todd's work, but with his mother's name on them. "Masterharper" was one of...
Forum: Dragonriders of Pern Apr 25 2011, 06:47 PM
Replies: 265
Views: 36,560
Posted By LadyDeerskin
Re: Should Todd's books be considered canon?

thats one of the things i happen to like about his books...he's taken an overlooked creature of Anne's, and did something interesting with it.

what worries me is that he seems addicted to plagues,...
Forum: Dragonriders of Pern Apr 25 2011, 04:34 PM
Replies: 265
Views: 36,560
Posted By LadyDeerskin
2cent Re: Should Todd's books be considered canon?

Todd *could* carry on the series, but he would have to stay closer to his mom's well established, beloved story line format. (i was very suprised to hear that "Masterharper" was his work, and not...
Forum: Dragonriders of Pern Apr 15 2011, 12:13 AM
Replies: 350
Views: 65,534
Posted By LadyDeerskin
Re: Well. they are making the movie.

http://www.movieweb.com/news/dragonriders-of-pern-gets-writer-david-hayter

after going to the Copperheart site, i hate to say, but i think the McCafferys did go to the lowest bidder. i truly hate...
Forum: Dragonriders of Pern Apr 14 2011, 08:15 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 24,275
Posted By LadyDeerskin
Re: Pernese Dragons for Zoo Tycoon

hey, that is REALLY cool! but do you get to ride the dragons?

in the MMORPG "Perfect World", there is a two headed brown dragon (rather small, by Pern standards) for sale as an air mount. and...
Forum: Dragonriders of Pern Apr 14 2011, 08:07 PM
Replies: 350
Views: 65,534
Posted By LadyDeerskin
Re: Well. they are making the movie.

i liked the beginning,in the first movie, where they show the ordinary life of the hobbits. but after that, the focus of the movies as a whole seemed to shift to feature battles-and not always...
Forum: Beyond Anne McCaffrey Apr 14 2011, 07:56 PM
Replies: 86
Views: 15,254
Posted By LadyDeerskin
Re: Mercedes Lackey

oh, i love all the Valdemar books-this including the Velgarth ones of gryphons and all. im always on the watch for new ones, or new collections, ever since i first saw "Arrows" in a bookstore, the...
Forum: Dragonriders of Pern Apr 14 2011, 07:25 PM
Replies: 350
Views: 65,534
Posted By LadyDeerskin
Re: Well. they are making the movie.

if Hollywood can turn animation like "Guardians of Ga'Hoole" for realism, and cartoons like "How To Train Your Dragon", there is no reason why they cant do Dragonriders.

i have a feeling that what...
Forum: Dragonriders of Pern Apr 14 2011, 07:18 PM
Replies: 265
Views: 36,560
Posted By LadyDeerskin
Re: Should Todd's books be considered canon?

no, that doctor, who was such a fan she had Whelan art as her PC screensaver, there in her office, was quite scornful of the "MasterHarper", saying that it was Todd's work, that Anne hadn't written...
Forum: Dragonriders of Pern Jan 16 2011, 05:47 PM
Replies: 53
Views: 22,553
Posted By LadyDeerskin
Re: Exploring the Subtextual - Robinton/Menolly in the DRoP series

Robinton and Silvina had a relationship, which resulted in the birth of Camo. but for some reason, he blames himself for the birth accident that resulted in the baby's disability...


"Bonus:...
Forum: Dragonriders of Pern Jan 16 2011, 05:36 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 1,917
Posted By LadyDeerskin
Gold Re: Movement of Path, without moving her wings.

i've never understood how any of the dragons (or Talents, for that matter) could teleport anytthing/anywhere if you have to know exactly what a place looks like at that moment, so that you dont go...
Forum: Talent: Pegasus, Tower & Hive, and Barque Cats Jan 2 2011, 04:38 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 3,897
Posted By LadyDeerskin
Smile Re: Real Life Pukhas (Almost)

they could, if they really wanted to. i've seen so many electronic stuffed toys over the years, that, if someone was really clever, could perhaps move the workings into a stuffie. like kind of...
Forum: Dragonriders of Pern Nov 30 2010, 09:46 PM
Replies: 265
Views: 36,560
Posted By LadyDeerskin
Re: Should Todd's books be considered canon?

from what i've heard, hes been 'helping out' for years, with his mom acknowledging it in dedications or in cons. i dont recall which book it was, but a doctor of ours said that he had had a hand in...
Forum: Dragonriders of Pern Nov 30 2010, 04:10 PM
Replies: 265
Views: 36,560
Posted By LadyDeerskin
Re: Should Todd's books be considered canon?

ok, call it a matter of Catholic morals then. and also watching my daughter struggling with her emotions over a crush on an attractive male teacher hasnt helped encourage me to put additional...
Forum: Dragonriders of Pern Nov 29 2010, 08:11 PM
Replies: 26
Views: 4,642
Posted By LadyDeerskin
Re: Drudges

good answers, really. i guess it just hits a sore spot for me, because both i and our oldest son are autistic, and our other three kids are either on the spectrum, or otherwise affected by it. our...
Forum: Dragonriders of Pern Nov 25 2010, 12:09 AM
Replies: 26
Views: 3,911
Posted By LadyDeerskin
Re: Inside Ruatha Hold...

my daughter and i were looking through my old copy of the "DLGTP", and noticed some things that were out of kilter, some obvious, like the dragon sizes. but one thing she spotted was the drawing of...
Forum: Dragonriders of Pern Nov 24 2010, 11:51 PM
Replies: 265
Views: 36,560
Posted By LadyDeerskin
2cent Re: Should Todd's books be considered canon?

i totally agree with you. his mother handled the mating flights very discreetly, and todd's hand is clear even in the most recent books that bear his mothers name, specifically "Skys of Pern". i will...
Forum: Dragonriders of Pern Nov 19 2010, 05:56 PM
Replies: 56
Views: 6,093
Posted By LadyDeerskin
Re: Wild firelizards and oiling

its in the scene where WindBlossom has gone to see Sorka before she died. Sorka kind of twisted her arm to get her to tell about why the Tubberman boy was so important, i think. to be honest, its...
Forum: All the Rest Nov 17 2010, 09:25 PM
Replies: 64
Views: 15,586
Posted By LadyDeerskin
Smile Re: Johnny Greene, the list

well, i really like that! a character i can always count on to be cool, and predictable. i especially like him in the Pegasus books. too bad they didnt seem to have had any T kids, to carry on his...
Forum: Dragonriders of Pern Nov 17 2010, 09:20 PM
Replies: 48
Views: 5,023
Posted By LadyDeerskin
Re: Eyeglasses on Pern

it cant be that hard to figure out how to make something to protect your eyes, the Smiths have to be using something while working, so with just a littel imagination the riders could borrow the idea...
Forum: Dragonriders of Pern Nov 17 2010, 09:09 PM
Replies: 26
Views: 3,911
Posted By LadyDeerskin
Re: Inside Ruatha Hold...

a few things i remember about Ruatha

*the main doors are airlock doors from one of the colony ships (Red was thinkitng it was one of the shuttles, but the size described sounds more ship sized)
...
Forum: Dragonriders of Pern Nov 17 2010, 08:51 PM
Replies: 26
Views: 4,642
Posted By LadyDeerskin
Unhappy Drudges

one thing that has always bothered me with the Pern books is something no one seems to talk about, so here goes....why, on a planet begun by people with such high standards and ideals, is there a...
Forum: Dragonriders of Pern Nov 17 2010, 04:52 PM
Replies: 265
Views: 36,560
Posted By LadyDeerskin
Re: Should Todd's books be considered canon?

thats what i found so appalling-an adult man, taking advantage of a child who's head is a little too big for her hats because of circumstances. he should have taken her by the shoulders that first...
Forum: Dragonriders of Pern Nov 17 2010, 04:43 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 2,465
Posted By LadyDeerskin
Re: Dragons for my Mum.

thanks! i remember, back in the '80s, there were patterns in the big books in fabiric stores for things like dragons, unicorns and the like, but for reasons i dont know, stores like that dont exist...
Forum: All the Rest Nov 17 2010, 04:15 PM
Replies: 64
Views: 15,586
Posted By LadyDeerskin
Re: Johnny Greene, the list

i've noticed how AMC uses that name so often. cant remember which book it was, but one of hers was dedicated to someone of that name or similar.

be interesting to know the story behind that.
Forum: Talent: Pegasus, Tower & Hive, and Barque Cats Nov 17 2010, 03:37 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 3,897
Posted By LadyDeerskin
Re: Real Life Pukhas (Almost)

i cant see the film yet, but the description sounds like the old furbys of the 1990s'....those might not have looked as real, since they weren't intended to be real animals, but man, they acted real!...
Forum: Dragonriders of Pern Nov 17 2010, 03:30 PM
Replies: 42
Views: 5,786
Posted By LadyDeerskin
Re: Do weyrs have doors?

good point- even in a society that as idyllic as this is supposed to be, there are going to be people looking for a five finger discount. remember how joel lillencamp had his storehouse locked all...
Forum: Dragonriders of Pern Nov 17 2010, 03:15 PM
Replies: 265
Views: 36,560
Posted By LadyDeerskin
Unhappy Re: Should Todd's books be considered canon?

for that matter, the way he has made a raunchy quortette of the main characters, it is *far* from being a child's/young adult book! i was disgusted by the changes in the sexual ethics todd has...
Forum: Dragonriders of Pern Nov 15 2010, 09:45 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 2,465
Posted By LadyDeerskin
Re: Dragons for my Mum.

i have a similar question.... i have a really nice, life sized firelizard, made in the colours of my queen dragon, made for me by an artist who also did the logo for a big sci-fi mailorder company at...
Forum: Dragonriders of Pern Nov 15 2010, 09:06 PM
Replies: 56
Views: 6,093
Posted By LadyDeerskin
Re: Wild firelizards and oiling

yes. if a dominant trait is designed that way, it will overrun lesser ones. and it would happen even with a breeding of menta x wild/original. its not the toe issue, its that the mentas were more...
Forum: Dragonriders of Pern Nov 15 2010, 06:11 PM
Replies: 42
Views: 5,786
Posted By LadyDeerskin
Gold Re: Do weyrs have doors?

remember, Fort and Benden Weyrs were the first two, so they got to use the rock cutters. they were described as cutting through rock like soft butter, i think. and in Todd's books, there was the...
Forum: Dragonriders of Pern Nov 15 2010, 05:46 PM
Replies: 265
Views: 36,560
Posted By LadyDeerskin
Re: Should Todd's books be considered canon?

yeah, fanfic written by somone who has no real grasp of the canon of the original books. there are parts i like, but i swear, where is is his head?! the stories are getting weirder, more depressing,...
Forum: Dragonriders of Pern Nov 15 2010, 05:07 PM
Replies: 56
Views: 6,093
Posted By LadyDeerskin
Re: Wild firelizards and oiling

:ot: actually, if we want to take a snippet from one of Todd's books, and treat it as canon,:D WindBlossom, in her last conversation with Sorka, was discussing how the Eridani would never permit...
Forum: Dragonriders of Pern Nov 15 2010, 03:29 PM
Replies: 56
Views: 6,093
Posted By LadyDeerskin
2cent Re: Wild firelizards and oiling

heh, no kidding! they fly off from Earth, with a Noah's Ark of animals they plann ed to modify to be able to live on the planet's resources....but apparently didnt remember what happens here, in our...
Forum: Dragonriders of Pern Nov 14 2010, 07:40 PM
Replies: 42
Views: 5,786
Posted By LadyDeerskin
Re: Do weyrs have doors?

same way that things are fastened to concrete, block and such today, i would think-drill or screw hooks into the walls, and hang up with grommets on the tapestries. its been done back in our own...
Forum: Dragonriders of Pern Nov 14 2010, 07:14 PM
Replies: 56
Views: 6,093
Posted By LadyDeerskin
Re: Wild firelizards and oiling

the five toed/mentasynth lizards were designed to be dominant genetically, so that eventuallly there would be none of the 3 toed.
Forum: Dragonriders of Pern Nov 13 2010, 08:34 PM
Replies: 35
Views: 9,034
Posted By LadyDeerskin
White Re: The logic of klah:

yes, and the leaves are used to stuff dog beds as a flea repellent, at least they used to, when i lived in California.

i was just suggesting the euca bark, because theres a lot of it on each tree,...
Forum: Dragonriders of Pern Nov 13 2010, 08:27 PM
Replies: 56
Views: 6,093
Posted By LadyDeerskin
Gold Re: Wild firelizards and oiling

i cant remember where it was in the book, but the geneticists said something about how they were seeing the five toed/altered lizards were already beginning to take the place of the original types....
Forum: Dragonriders of Pern Nov 13 2010, 04:55 PM
Replies: 42
Views: 5,786
Posted By LadyDeerskin
2cent Re: Do weyrs have doors?

you mean between the dragon's weyr and the riders room? no, its some kind of hanging, though why doors cant be used, i have never understood.

for that matter, there should be some kind of...
Forum: Dragonriders of Pern Nov 13 2010, 04:50 PM
Replies: 56
Views: 6,093
Posted By LadyDeerskin
2cent Re: Wild firelizards and oiling

"wild" firelizards arent actully wild, any more than 'wild horses' are wild. they are feral, after Kitti Ping and Co. genetically fiddled with them. remember? in the book describing the lading of the...
Forum: Dragonriders of Pern Nov 12 2010, 07:15 PM
Replies: 141
Spoiler: Dragongirl
Views: 29,712
Posted By LadyDeerskin
Re: Dragongirl

Moreta, with B'lerion and his bronze, go forward several months to collect needlethorn. and i think it was short, forward/back hops that brought her and Holth in the vaccine distribution
Forum: Dragonriders of Pern Nov 12 2010, 07:09 PM
Replies: 265
Views: 36,560
Posted By LadyDeerskin
Re: Should Todd's books be considered canon?

a resounding NO on most of his books. a small percentage fits in, or fills in, gaps left in AMC canon, but even that needs reworking. im thinking specifically of the business of the whers. while i am...
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