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Forum: All the Rest May 7 2009, 04:14 PM
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Posted By draconichybrid
Re: Fan Fiction - Do you have a favorite?

What I've read in the Whateley Universe (http://www.crystalhall.org/) is decent ... but CONTENT WARNING: NC-17 AT LEAST and I wouldn't call it great.

Oh... expect liberal use of Gender Bending, so...
Forum: Exhibit Hall May 7 2009, 03:53 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 2,046
Posted By draconichybrid
Re: As Yet Untitled Talentverse FFic

Yes, well.... Anne does qualify as somewhat Moral Guardian friendly herself (I spend too much time reading TV Tropes, so sue me) with her stances on things like homosexuality.

Then how do I...
Forum: Exhibit Hall Apr 28 2009, 04:16 AM
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Views: 2,046
Posted By draconichybrid
Forum: Monthly AMC Book Discussions Apr 14 2009, 10:54 PM
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Posted By draconichybrid
Re: dolphins and other smart animals on Pern

Dragons, Fire Lizards, newer model Runnerbeasts, wild Wherries. Am I missing any non-humans?
Forum: Beyond Anne McCaffrey Apr 7 2009, 01:49 AM
Replies: 69
Views: 9,842
Posted By draconichybrid
Re: Star Wars

To be fair, the sentence Luke gave Kyp for nuking Cardia was in many respects worse than the one Corran advocated for.

Remember, Kyp did have some help -- he was actively corrupted by a...
Forum: Talent: Pegasus, Tower & Hive, and Barque Cats Mar 26 2009, 03:06 PM
Replies: 104
Views: 16,578
Posted By draconichybrid
Re: Any real talents in here?

[quasi-off-topic]
Ian Malcom's rant in Jurrassic Park touches on this, Nina. :P
Catching up on reading topics, Jurassic Park's anti-science rant came to mind.... *shrug*
[/quasi-off-topic]
Forum: Monthly AMC Book Discussions Mar 26 2009, 02:54 PM
Replies: 75
Views: 4,400
Posted By draconichybrid
Re: #1 : 15 Feb - 14 March 2009. Theme = Ninth Pass Hatchings - unique or repetitious

Note: Sorry for the long absence....

IIRC, Brekke was Andemon's (? sp) (= Ninth Pass Farmcraftmaster's) daughter. Dunno if that helps with determinig her bloodline or not, but....
Forum: Dragonriders of Pern Feb 14 2009, 08:27 PM
Replies: 35
Views: 10,524
Posted By draconichybrid
Re: Question on dragon gestation?

That's something I didn't remember. Then again, it's been a few months since I picked up a Pernverse book, so that's hardly surprising.

I'm not saying I don't believe you guys, but that would...
Forum: Dragonriders of Pern Feb 13 2009, 11:09 PM
Replies: 35
Views: 10,524
Posted By draconichybrid
Of course, canonically Ms. Zero Personality...

Of course, canonically Ms. Zero Personality self-aborted "the little brats" using lengthy jaunts between.

I'm a healer by both temperament and inclination, so Kylara's "self-abortions" royally...
Forum: Monthly AMC Book Discussions Feb 10 2009, 06:35 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 7,201
Posted By draconichybrid
Re: Book/Theme Discussions Sign Up Thread

I'd like to lead a discussion (duly taking notice of Cheryl's point about fear)

Talentverse is best, due to the "if you volunteer to lead a discussion, you should be prepared to post several...
Forum: Dragonriders of Pern Feb 5 2009, 06:07 AM
Replies: 290
Views: 32,901
Posted By draconichybrid
Re: Kylara, a Bad girl or just misunderstood?

I'm not so sure of this, actually. I mean, we have Ruth -- by far the smallest Ninth Pass dragon -- who could catch a green ... if he wanted to.

Then we have Canth, who IIRC is the third...
Forum: Dragonriders of Pern Feb 4 2009, 09:59 PM
Replies: 65
Views: 13,000
Posted By draconichybrid
Re: Long Pernese Books -- Humor!

The Six Military Classics of Pern:
Fait Accompli: A Practical Guide to the Preemptive Management of Pern by Lessa and Flar, with Forward by Redis and Sebell and Examples Section compiled by Jaxom...
Forum: Monthly AMC Book Discussions Feb 4 2009, 01:52 AM
Replies: 31
Views: 2,063
Posted By draconichybrid
Re: Shall we start again?

I disagree back. In a book discussions setting, the guidelines are naturally going to be tighter and more strictly enforced than in an relaxed, informal setting.

Rules do reduce chaos to mere...
Forum: Monthly AMC Book Discussions Feb 3 2009, 04:16 PM
Replies: 31
Views: 2,063
Posted By draconichybrid
Re: Shall we start again?

No, I haven't looked; there was no point. Back when they were running and I was posting here, they were always about books I have never actually read.

I thought the comparison you guys were...
Forum: Monthly AMC Book Discussions Feb 3 2009, 10:03 AM
Replies: 31
Views: 2,063
Posted By draconichybrid
Re: Shall we start again?

Except for those few that have strayed really far off topic, sure.... like that one on Kylara's character, the one on that failed Pern script, and a few others I can't think of at the moment. ;)

...
Forum: Monthly AMC Book Discussions Feb 3 2009, 12:43 AM
Replies: 31
Views: 2,063
Posted By draconichybrid
Re: Shall we start again?

Great idea, Cheryl. Count me in as well.

P'ter: I'm thinking this would be a bit more organized and probably a bit more formal than the current discussions -- for starters, I think off-topic...
Forum: All the Rest Feb 3 2009, 12:28 AM
Replies: 43
Views: 12,491
Posted By draconichybrid
Re: Fan Fiction - Do you have a favorite?

As someone who typically feels written out of the equation himself, this pisses me off.

Oh well, par for the damn course. *shrugs, points to signature*

EDIT: Kugai, I already knew that sort of...
Forum: Exhibit Hall Feb 1 2009, 03:54 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 2,046
Posted By draconichybrid
Re: As Yet Untitled Talentverse FFic

Personally, I find the overuse of linear thinking more frustrating.

Anyways, I just made a few minor edits to Chapter Two. I'm going on hiatus from this fanfic for the foreseeable future -- I'm...
Forum: All the Rest Jan 31 2009, 11:41 PM
Replies: 43
Views: 12,491
Posted By draconichybrid
Re: Fan Fiction - Do you have a favorite?

I had figured most of that out already, actually. None of that changes the fact that I find the plotline sorely lacking. :roll:

Again, if you liked it, more power to you -- doesn't mean I have...
Forum: All the Rest Jan 31 2009, 10:42 AM
Replies: 43
Views: 12,491
Posted By draconichybrid
Never got that far. I suppose I might as...

Never got that far.

I suppose I might as well give the story another try -- you obviously enjoyed it, and for some reason I can't see you reading crap and enjoying it. :brow:

Edit: Tried...
Forum: All the Rest Jan 29 2009, 09:44 PM
Replies: 43
Views: 12,491
Posted By draconichybrid
Re: Fan Fiction - Do you have a favorite?

Yes, too many Borg.

Giving Voyager two or three ex-Borg is one thing -- Janeway goes one-on-one with the Queen (they're about evenly matched IMNSHO) while the two or three ex-Borg deal with the...
Forum: All the Rest Jan 29 2009, 04:32 AM
Replies: 43
Views: 12,491
Posted By draconichybrid
Re: Fan Fiction - Do you have a favorite?

Damn straight! It would be nice to see less censure, but....


I tried reading this -- too many Borg though.

Priceless, simply priceless.

Even better, she's a moral hunter/killer. Not...
Forum: All the Rest Jan 27 2009, 08:30 AM
Replies: 43
Views: 12,491
Posted By draconichybrid
Re: Fan Fiction - Do you have a favorite?

I'd say that Lynne Hamilton, Salomen Opah, and Nola O'Connor are the best out of all those characters. As I've said before -- I'm partial to 'take no prisoners' alpha types. *shrug*
Forum: Dragonriders of Pern Jan 25 2009, 04:56 PM
Replies: 290
Views: 32,901
Posted By draconichybrid
Re: Kylara, a Bad girl or just misunderstood?

Thanks for restating what I had already pointed out, GH.
Forum: All the Rest Jan 25 2009, 02:48 PM
Replies: 43
Views: 12,491
Posted By draconichybrid
Re: Fan Fiction - Do you have a favorite?

Damn, I'd kill to be able to write even an eighth that well.

...Or even an eighth as well as THIS (http://elorine.deviantart.com/art/The-Choice-69318349).
Forum: Dragonriders of Pern Jan 25 2009, 11:03 AM
Replies: 139
Views: 11,346
Posted By draconichybrid
Re: your Pern name

If I were to make a Dragonrider Character, my character would be Tyra Brennan from my FanFic Transposed over to Pern.

I'm writing Tyra the way I am because I'm partial to her characterization.......
Forum: Dragonriders of Pern Jan 25 2009, 10:50 AM
Replies: 290
Views: 32,901
Posted By draconichybrid
Re: Kylara, a Bad girl or just misunderstood?

POV Trap, Sammy. Kylara didn't know that Brekke was a virgin. We the reader know that Brekke was, and so we can know that an open flight would be the worst thing Kylara could do to Brekke.

Just...
Forum: Talent: Pegasus, Tower & Hive, and Barque Cats Jan 24 2009, 07:29 PM
Replies: 22
Views: 5,482
Posted By draconichybrid
Re: Question

It's the Heptite Guild/Brainship universe, not the Talent/Brainship universe. :P

As for your question, it's not stupid -- there's no such thing. Plenty of stupid answers, but no stupid...
Forum: Dragonriders of Pern Jan 24 2009, 07:20 PM
Replies: 290
Views: 32,901
Posted By draconichybrid
Re: Kylara, a Bad girl or just misunderstood?

Pah, Kylara could find another drudge personality to replace Brekke... and this time, she could find -- and dominate -- a _true_ drudge personality (which Brekke isn't -- she applies her Craft...
Forum: The Information Desk and Suggestion Box Jan 24 2009, 03:01 PM
Replies: 71
Views: 10,577
Posted By draconichybrid
Re: User Titles, Ranks and Usergroups FAQ

...Or if you're (un)lucky enough to post in an archived topic... I noticed this when Hans archived that fanfic topic I stupidly didn't split at first, then realizrd the benefits of splitting, and...
Forum: Dragonriders of Pern Jan 23 2009, 11:36 AM
Replies: 113
Views: 9,160
Posted By draconichybrid
Re: If you had to live the life of one of the characters....

Jaxom, due to all the similarities involved.
Forum: Exhibit Hall Jan 23 2009, 10:54 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 2,046
Posted By draconichybrid
Re: As Yet Untitled Talentverse FFic

Well, yah, I suppose she could have -- but she also knows that whoever she brings into the merge could easily be burned out.

So I see her specifying LEOs only as prudent risk management -- this...
Forum: Exhibit Hall Jan 23 2009, 09:16 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 2,046
Posted By draconichybrid
Re: As Yet Untitled Talentverse FFic

As has already been noted, the lack of development is something that needs to be fixed. Chapter One is for the most part fixed (although the Irish and cop jargon fixes are coming later in the final...
Forum: Dragonriders of Pern Jan 20 2009, 10:05 PM
Replies: 290
Views: 32,901
Posted By draconichybrid
Re: Kylara, a Bad girl or just misunderstood?

But F'lar has his emotions locked up extremely tight -- 'war fortress' tight.

And to me, your description of F'lar describes Afra to a 'T' -- Afra rises from the obscurity of his Capellan birth,...
Forum: Exhibit Hall Jan 11 2009, 10:35 PM
Replies: 1
Views: 1,062
Posted By draconichybrid
Re: Still As Yet Untitled Talentverse FFic

Chapter Two: The Commissioner
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Note: Here it is, Chapter Two. I think Chapter One is solid enough to repost a revised Chapter Two.
******************************...
Forum: Exhibit Hall Jan 11 2009, 04:56 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 2,046
Posted By draconichybrid
Lightbulb As Yet Untitled Talentverse FFic

Please post any feedback for my As Yet Untitled Talentverse FFic (http://forums.srellim.org/showthread.php?t=6160) here.
No topic yet exists for a slight variant of this, a Talentverse/Riley Jenson...
Forum: Dragonriders of Pern Jan 11 2009, 11:57 AM
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Posted By draconichybrid
Re: Kylara, a Bad girl or just misunderstood?

Which is why ED's definition of Evil doesn't work for me.

Even this is too black and white for my taste. As one of Damia's Mirdri points out, "Grey is a very good color."


Exactly what I...
Forum: Dragonriders of Pern Jan 5 2009, 06:08 PM
Replies: 290
Views: 32,901
Posted By draconichybrid
Re: Kylara, a Bad girl or just misunderstood?

I'm fairly certain sure that that's not possible, but....


Guess the Clark family resilience is useful for something after all.... ;)


Yeah, I might ... if I hadn't already given up trying. ...
Forum: Dragonriders of Pern Jan 3 2009, 03:28 PM
Replies: 290
Views: 32,901
Posted By draconichybrid
Re: Kylara, a Bad girl or just misunderstood?

Not intentionally snarky, but yah I'll admit that was rather snarky of me.

Offline frustrations and hostilities have a tendency to bleed online somewhat (and the reverse, for that matter).
...
Forum: Dragonriders of Pern Jan 3 2009, 03:11 AM
Replies: 290
Views: 32,901
Posted By draconichybrid
Re: Kylara, a Bad girl or just misunderstood?

'...and the Sun rises in the east.'

F'lar could have tried a jaunt between to the Red Star, too (minus the visualization he didn't have, which would've stranded him between permanently) -- but he...
Forum: Dragonriders of Pern Jan 2 2009, 10:05 PM
Replies: 290
Views: 32,901
Posted By draconichybrid
Re: Kylara, a Bad girl or just misunderstood?

You say that like F'lar was in the wrong, DG. (or at least, that's how I'm reading your opinion here. Feel free to correct me if I'm reading incorrectly)

I'm pretty much a F'lar antifanboy, and...
Forum: Talent: Pegasus, Tower & Hive, and Barque Cats Jan 1 2009, 07:10 PM
Replies: 25
Views: 6,030
Posted By draconichybrid
Re: Canon Questions Topic (FFic)

I've been wondering why I didn't like that.... ;)
Forum: Talent: Pegasus, Tower & Hive, and Barque Cats Jan 1 2009, 12:32 PM
Replies: 25
Views: 6,030
Posted By draconichybrid
Re: Canon Questions Topic (FFic)

We already know. Domini and I have both already said that that's what happened. We just went into a bit more detail.
Would you enjoy reading a story that ended with "And then the little girl woke...
Forum: Beyond Anne McCaffrey Dec 29 2008, 12:48 PM
Replies: 69
Views: 9,842
Posted By draconichybrid
2cent Re: Star Wars

Did George Lucas (or whoever had the rights to the franchise, assuming it has even changed hands) consider the Vong war canon? IMNSHO, if he did then Vong stuff is canon; if he did not, then it's...
Forum: Exhibit Hall Dec 28 2008, 05:18 PM
Replies: 1
Views: 1,062
Posted By draconichybrid
Still As Yet Untitled Talentverse FFic

Chapter 1: Incident
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Note: Much better title! An effective chapter title summarizes the contents of the associated chapter without giving too much away. 'Incident'...
Forum: Talent: Pegasus, Tower & Hive, and Barque Cats Dec 26 2008, 01:02 PM
Replies: 25
Views: 6,030
Posted By draconichybrid
Re: Canon Questions Topic (FFic)

Not having the books to double check against, I'll concede the point.


Thought of him, actually -- but I didn't remember enough details to mention him.

"It's better to keep your mouth closed...
Forum: Talent: Pegasus, Tower & Hive, and Barque Cats Dec 26 2008, 04:19 AM
Replies: 25
Views: 6,030
Posted By draconichybrid
Re: Canon Questions Topic (FFic)

Conceded.


And if the non-Prime wasn't indoctrinated into this mentality due to having to learn control on their own? Formalized instruction often inhibits creativity, after all.... :roll:
...
Forum: Talent: Pegasus, Tower & Hive, and Barque Cats Dec 25 2008, 02:15 PM
Replies: 25
Views: 6,030
Posted By draconichybrid
Re: Canon Questions Topic (FFic)

Thanks, you two.

It probably will be a long while before I get the first chapter finished -- I swear, my personal Muse is either a sadistic bitch or she gets way to many vacations....
Forum: Talent: Pegasus, Tower & Hive, and Barque Cats Dec 25 2008, 12:51 PM
Replies: 25
Views: 6,030
Posted By draconichybrid
Re: Canon Questions Topic (FFic)

T-4's get that much energy from a gestalt? Or do you mean a T-4 could probably 'port him- or herself anywhere on a given planet?

And I would think that self-powered 'ports would prove really,...
Forum: Talent: Pegasus, Tower & Hive, and Barque Cats Dec 25 2008, 03:30 AM
Replies: 25
Views: 6,030
Posted By draconichybrid
Re: Canon Questions Topic (FFic)

Thanks guys, but that says nothing about unpowered sends, which is what I was really interested in for the T-4 rating.
I want go a somewhat different route with Tyra than I mentioned, Domini --...
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