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Forum: Talent: Pegasus, Tower & Hive, and Barque Cats Jul 16 2009, 05:05 AM
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Posted By Gidget2
Re: About a Prime's Tower....

LOL Without that then I'll have given up ..... and that's not going to happen! I think it's important to keep everything in perspective, you know?



It's amazing just how many people actually go...
Forum: Talent: Pegasus, Tower & Hive, and Barque Cats Jul 15 2009, 02:12 PM
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Posted By Gidget2
Re: About a Prime's Tower....

:D Thank you, Beautiful Lady! :good:

Things are going well at the mo - you can catch up with what I'm up to here: http://domsrecovery.blogspot.com
Forum: Talent: Pegasus, Tower & Hive, and Barque Cats Jul 12 2009, 04:22 PM
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Posted By Gidget2
Re: About a Prime's Tower....

LOL Thank you!

I can't guarantee when the results will be published, but they will be! :D
Forum: Dragonriders of Pern Jul 9 2009, 11:03 AM
Replies: 137
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Posted By Gidget2
Re: 9th Pass Pern clothing

Just because it's not mentioned doesn't mean that there's not a condition known as Archivist's Lung or Archivist's Eye or something :crazy:
Forum: Science of Pern Jul 8 2009, 06:00 PM
Replies: 15
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Posted By Gidget2
Re: Anatomy of a Skybroom

That's exactly what I was thinking, yes! There had to be something pre-existing that came to the fore courtesy to the intense selective pressure bought about by Thread's arrival. I know that Thread...
Forum: Talent: Pegasus, Tower & Hive, and Barque Cats Jul 8 2009, 05:42 PM
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Posted By Gidget2
Re: About a Prime's Tower....

Hey guys - sorry about not replying with more quotes about what I was doing. I can't believe that it's been 2 months since I last posted ..... and I haven't finished Damia, let alone the others...
Forum: Dragonriders of Pern Jul 2 2009, 06:00 PM
Replies: 134
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Posted By Gidget2
Re: Before humans reached Pern

And AIVAS chose those particular times mainly because it was already evident that this had happened. I think that it was the one part of the master plan that AIVAS had trouble processing logically. ...
Forum: Dragonriders of Pern Jul 2 2009, 11:28 AM
Replies: 134
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Posted By Gidget2
Re: Before humans reached Pern

Personally I've long been a proponent that Thread is a naturally occuring organism (despite the fact that it seems to make no sense to have a carbon-loving lifeform evolving in such an inhospitable...
Forum: Dragonriders of Pern Jul 2 2009, 10:10 AM
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Posted By Gidget2
Re: 9th Pass Pern clothing

Or:

Check cattle if necessary, inject beets. (A silly example, but plausible enough.)

Cheek cattle, if necessary inject/reject beasts. (Leaves a reader wondering what the blazes "cheek cattle"...
Forum: Dragonriders of Pern Jul 2 2009, 09:37 AM
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Posted By Gidget2
Re: 9th Pass Pern clothing

Also the associated problems with copying (for example an apprentice copying elder as alder - not that I'm saying that those two were definitively on Pern) and hides disappearing.

However, perhaps...
Forum: Dragonriders of Pern Jul 2 2009, 04:35 AM
Replies: 137
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Posted By Gidget2
Re: 9th Pass Pern clothing

I quite agree. I can well imagine that various compendia exist in different Halls detailing exactly that. I should think that Healer Hall has several volumes of the medicinal properties of the flora...
Forum: Science of Pern May 25 2009, 05:10 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 7,672
Posted By Gidget2
Re: Anatomy of a Skybroom

Fantastic post about skybrooms, Danel! :D I really enjoyed reading your 'essay' LOL I've often wondered about skybroom (I think I posted about it's evolution somewhere around here a few years ago),...
Forum: Dragonriders of Pern May 14 2009, 01:45 PM
Replies: 137
Views: 16,324
Posted By Gidget2
Re: 9th Pass Pern clothing

I didn't know that. And the joy of Wikipedia is that you can go and edit the article!
Forum: Dragonriders of Pern May 13 2009, 01:19 PM
Replies: 137
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Posted By Gidget2
Re: 9th Pass Pern clothing

Terran example from c.1558 (as written by Alexis of Piedmont):

"To Die Skynnes Blewe, or of the Colour of Asure
Having fyrst well washed the skinne, and than wronge him, take the berries of...
Forum: Dragonriders of Pern May 13 2009, 02:36 AM
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Posted By Gidget2
Re: 9th Pass Pern clothing

Dog faeces was used in the tanning industry too ...... Maybe somebody has the lovely task of clearing up after the spit dogs and any other canines and sending it all on to the tanners?
Forum: Dragonriders of Pern May 12 2009, 02:50 AM
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Posted By Gidget2
Re: 9th Pass Pern clothing

I think you're right, Lady M! Especially with the part about fancy stitiching and embroidery on clothing.



You're right vyon. Mordants .... Quick trip to Wikipedia (hey, it's early in the...
Forum: Science of Pern May 8 2009, 02:46 AM
Replies: 31
Views: 8,799
Posted By Gidget2
Re: On the Genesis of Species

Hoyle and Wickramansinghe are, I can assure you, definitely not future Earth scientists! Chandra Wickramasinghe was born in Sri Lanka in 1939 and Hoyle in this context is Sir Fred Hoyle born 1915 and...
Forum: Dragonriders of Pern May 5 2009, 01:33 PM
Replies: 52
Views: 5,256
Posted By Gidget2
Re: Where Are Jaxom's Siblings?

Nah - that's just what they tell to kids in school to make it "relevant" ......
Forum: Dragonriders of Pern May 5 2009, 05:30 AM
Replies: 52
Views: 5,256
Posted By Gidget2
Re: Where Are Jaxom's Siblings?

I don't think Pernese teenagers have much time for "teen angst" - and certainly not Jaxom!

Teen angst is rather a modern (and although the word and emotion of angst has been around for centuries,...
Forum: Dragonriders of Pern May 5 2009, 05:14 AM
Replies: 137
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Posted By Gidget2
Re: 9th Pass Pern clothing

Thank you :wekiss: It's been a while ...... :D



As has already been mentioned, some sort of filmy scarf was used by the upper crust girls (well, at least Pona and her crew). However, if hats...
Forum: Talent: Pegasus, Tower & Hive, and Barque Cats May 4 2009, 03:52 PM
Replies: 28
Views: 7,064
Posted By Gidget2
Re: About a Prime's Tower....

That's pretty much what I was trying to get around to saying earlier! LOL




Hmmm. Checking the later ones now.

From Damia:

"Unlike other Towers, there was no staff compound ........ She...
Forum: Dragonriders of Pern May 4 2009, 02:04 PM
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Posted By Gidget2
Re: 9th Pass Pern clothing

LOL F'nor .... Piemur ..... I can see how easily I could have confused the two ... *eye roll* Thanks, WL!! :D
Forum: Talent: Pegasus, Tower & Hive, and Barque Cats May 4 2009, 12:41 PM
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Posted By Gidget2
Re: About a Prime's Tower....

Oh. I kind of thought it was on a hill overlooking the Tower ..... going to have to get my books out! LOL
Forum: Talent: Pegasus, Tower & Hive, and Barque Cats May 4 2009, 08:19 AM
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Posted By Gidget2
Re: About a Prime's Tower....

I think up until the events of The Rowan, it's implied (and apologies for not having any quotes to back this up) that Siglen et al live on-site at the Tower itself. Maybe not in it, but certainly...
Forum: Science of Pern May 4 2009, 07:18 AM
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Posted By Gidget2
Re: On the Genesis of Species

I don't think Anne is subtle in her agreement with the panspermia theory. Arrhenius (as on the plaque in Benden Weyr) was a notable pro-panspermia scientist (who said it was all driven by radiation...
Forum: Dragonriders of Pern May 4 2009, 07:07 AM
Replies: 137
Views: 16,324
Posted By Gidget2
Re: 9th Pass Pern clothing

I always assumed that green was unlucky on Pern for a very good reason (or at least by the 9th Pass). They've spent nigh-on 2000 eradicating any extraneous vegetation from their places of residence....
Forum: Exhibit Hall Feb 13 2009, 04:45 PM
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Views: 4,232
Posted By Gidget2
Re: D'nic and Troth

It is a shame in a way as it would be a true honour for all of us 'models' to participate :D

But the reasons why not are completely understandable!
Forum: Dragonriders of Pern Feb 13 2009, 04:43 PM
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Posted By Gidget2
Re: Pern Colonist Genepool topic

The example there is valid, but from a Ninth Pass perspective.

Even after the plague years, women were expected to marry one man and have as many children with him as possible. And if he died, and...
Forum: Dragonriders of Pern Feb 9 2009, 02:41 AM
Replies: 139
Views: 15,503
Posted By Gidget2
Re: Pern Colonist Genepool topic

Mmmm, yes, apologies, I'd forgotten about the plague years!

However, there's no evidence that women had the freedom to choose which father for what baby. The nuclear approach seems to have been...
Forum: Science of Pern Feb 8 2009, 09:37 AM
Replies: 31
Views: 8,799
Posted By Gidget2
Re: On the Genesis of Species

I use OO and the only problem I've ever had is making sure I save anything I write or create in the Microsoft standard format and not the OO default (ie Writer will try to save as a *.odt and not as...
Forum: Dragonriders of Pern Feb 8 2009, 09:21 AM
Replies: 139
Views: 15,503
Posted By Gidget2
Re: Pern Colonist Genepool topic

Also remember that the moral set that prevails and the society that we see in the Ninth Pass is very different than that which the Colonists landed on Pern with.

No doubt after landing there was a...
Forum: Café Archives Feb 8 2009, 06:05 AM
Replies: 19
Views: 1,595
Posted By Gidget2
Re: Moved House .... Huffff .....

LOL Whoooop! Love it! Very, very lucky girl!!! :D
Forum: Café Archives Feb 7 2009, 07:23 AM
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Views: 1,595
Posted By Gidget2
Re: Moved House .... Huffff .....

Thank you, Kevia! :)

Loving that emoticon too! LOL
Forum: Café Archives Feb 6 2009, 05:21 PM
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Posted By Gidget2
Re: Moved House .... Huffff .....

I completely agree, Lady M!! :D
Forum: Exhibit Hall Feb 6 2009, 12:25 PM
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Posted By Gidget2
Re: D'nic and Troth

:nod: :heart: :D
Forum: Café Archives Feb 6 2009, 02:44 AM
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Views: 1,595
Posted By Gidget2
Re: Moved House .... Huffff .....

LOL With the amount of boxes I had to move that contained only books, I didn't need to use the library for books!!!

Since I'm an avid reader anyway, one thing I love is re-reading books I've...
Forum: Exhibit Hall Feb 5 2009, 05:14 PM
Replies: 65
Views: 4,232
Posted By Gidget2
Re: D'nic and Troth

You are owed the biggest hug in the world, my lady :bow: :wekiss:

I love it. I truly do - thank you so much. It hardly seems enough words. :ugg:
Forum: Café Archives Feb 5 2009, 04:24 PM
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Posted By Gidget2
Re: Moved House .... Huffff .....

LOL Indeed you are ....
Forum: Café Archives Feb 5 2009, 03:58 PM
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Views: 1,595
Posted By Gidget2
Re: Moved House .... Huffff .....

:D Thanks very much, everyone! :)

That's all very kind - always nice to be welcomed back after a time away!
Forum: Exhibit Hall Feb 5 2009, 08:57 AM
Replies: 65
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Posted By Gidget2
Re: D'nic and Troth

Completely and totally missed this post until just now.

Wow.

Wow.

I love it. Lin ...... Wow. Thank you so much. I can't even tell you .... Thank you. A million times, thank you. You are...
Forum: Café Archives Feb 4 2009, 06:37 PM
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Posted By Gidget2
Re: Moved House .... Huffff .....

LOL Thanks, Hans!

The house is ok. I've lived in worse places, and I'm pretty much ok with living anywhere, but my partner is finding it difficult as this is only his 2nd house after his 'home'....
Forum: Café Archives Feb 4 2009, 03:07 PM
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Views: 1,595
Posted By Gidget2
Big Grin Moved House .... Huffff .....

Mmmmm. I'm not really huffy. Honest. I'm not. In fact, I should be quite relieved.

On January 9th this year we officially moved house (well, from one rented flat/apartment to a rented house). It's...
Forum: Book Collector's Meeting Room Nov 17 2008, 01:43 PM
Replies: 90
Views: 6,748
Posted By Gidget2
Re: Euro Pern Portfolio copy thread

Tum ti tum. Back from work and had a message from Jay, sent by him to me on 16/11/08 after I'd gone to bed! Here it is:




(And, um, yes, when I know I'll let you all know too!)
Forum: Book Collector's Meeting Room Nov 16 2008, 12:21 PM
Replies: 90
Views: 6,748
Posted By Gidget2
Re: Euro Pern Portfolio copy thread

Jay and I speak almost every day so it's hardly a bother to keep him appraised of the situation. Besides, I'm having my done early next year so it's handy having someone to compare notes with!
...
Forum: Book Collector's Meeting Room Nov 16 2008, 08:10 AM
Replies: 90
Views: 6,748
Posted By Gidget2
Re: Euro Pern Portfolio copy thread

Sorry? The only thing I find disappointing, Hans, is your attitude and vituperation towards Jay.

Jay did let somebody know he'd posted - me. I didn't think that it was necessary to write a big...
Forum: Book Collector's Meeting Room Nov 15 2008, 07:49 PM
Replies: 90
Views: 6,748
Posted By Gidget2
Re: Euro Pern Portfolio copy thread

Well he definitely posted it out before then! I copied and pasted the message you sent me with the address details in (including the quirk of your address!) as you sent it to me, so *shrug*

I'll...
Forum: Book Collector's Meeting Room Nov 15 2008, 06:29 PM
Replies: 90
Views: 6,748
Posted By Gidget2
Re: Euro Pern Portfolio copy thread

Good evening!

I have just got off the phone to Jay, and he posted it out in July. He's having a dig around for the receipt at the moment and when he gets back to me about it, I'll pass on the...
Forum: Dragonriders of Pern Nov 13 2008, 04:57 PM
Replies: 53
Views: 4,305
Posted By Gidget2
Re: Dragonheart

Ta-ra! My copy arrived in the post today!!! Hurrah!!!!

I haven't had a chance to read it yet ...... But when I do then I'll let you all know what I think!! LOL :D :D :D
Forum: Book Collector's Meeting Room Nov 13 2008, 04:55 PM
Replies: 90
Views: 6,748
Posted By Gidget2
Re: Euro Pern Portfolio copy thread

Oh! I'll chase him up for you!! :D
Forum: Dragonriders of Pern Oct 14 2008, 06:11 PM
Replies: 31
Views: 5,100
Posted By Gidget2
Re: Nasties in Rescue Run

From the enlightening beacon that is Wikipedia:

Jerry was a nickname given to Germans during the Second World War by soldiers and civilians of the Allied nations, in particular by the British....
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