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Forum: Exhibit Hall May 15 2009, 10:41 AM
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Posted By Thistlerose
Re: What to name him?

I'm not good at names, but he's pretty cute!
Forum: Dragonriders of Pern May 9 2009, 03:51 PM
Replies: 139
Views: 33,016
Posted By Thistlerose
Re: your Pern name

I'm trying to come up with a Pern name when I should be writing my term paper! Hmm. My parents' names don't lend themselves well (Joyce and Jon) but maybe their middle names...

Margaret and...
Forum: Dragonriders of Pern Apr 26 2009, 03:34 PM
Replies: 83
Views: 20,822
Posted By Thistlerose
Re: Which book is your favourite?

Moreta, far and away. It's the best written, and the only one that made me cry (buckets). Even Robinton's death didn't hit me as hard as Moreta's did. He was older, he'd accomplished so much, and...
Forum: Dragonriders of Pern Apr 26 2009, 03:22 PM
Replies: 52
Views: 14,384
Posted By Thistlerose
Re: Where Are Jaxom's Siblings?

Thanks for finding those quotations!

That wasn't quite what I had in mind when I wondered if Jaxom ever brooded about his parentage. I was thinking more on the lines of teen angst. It would be...
Forum: Beyond Anne McCaffrey Apr 25 2009, 06:47 PM
Replies: 226
Views: 55,231
Posted By Thistlerose
Re: Books you just couldn't finish!

I was supposed to have read Stephen Crane's The Red Badge of Courage in high school, but I just couldn't get into it. Crane only referred to his protagonist as The Youth, which I found extremely...
Forum: Beyond Anne McCaffrey Apr 25 2009, 06:36 PM
Replies: 77
Views: 21,474
Posted By Thistlerose
Re: The many incarnations of Robin Hood

He's right! Though there's a special place in my heart for Disney's animated version.

I recently read Lady of the Forest by Jennifer Roberson. It's mostly about Marian and it's pretty good,...
Forum: Dragonriders of Pern Apr 25 2009, 06:17 PM
Replies: 52
Views: 14,384
Posted By Thistlerose
Re: Where Are Jaxom's Siblings?

Do you remember whenabouts in the story he thought that? I believe you - I just have no memory of that, and I'd like to read it.
Forum: Dragonriders of Pern Apr 25 2009, 05:36 PM
Replies: 52
Views: 14,384
Posted By Thistlerose
Re: Where Are Jaxom's Siblings?

That would make a lot of young people intensely curious. I mean, there's so much talk about the importance of bloodlines and people having weyr blood. I wouldn't be surprised if, at some point...
Forum: Dragonriders of Pern Apr 25 2009, 03:20 PM
Replies: 52
Views: 14,384
Posted By Thistlerose
Re: Where Are Jaxom's Siblings?

Shalyn, I've thought that too! And why not? If any woman on Pern deserves some good, discreet sex, it's Gemma.

It bugs me a little that Jaxom never seems curious about his parents. Granted,...
Forum: Dragonriders of Pern Apr 25 2009, 10:02 AM
Replies: 44
Views: 20,071
Posted By Thistlerose
Re: Beyond Between

I wonder if anyone caught a glimpse of the Fort Weyr riders as they were coming forward. Didn't the dragonriders jump from above their own Weyrs?
Forum: Dragonriders of Pern Apr 25 2009, 09:43 AM
Replies: 52
Views: 14,384
Posted By Thistlerose
Re: Where Are Jaxom's Siblings?

I always interpreted that line as Fax mocking Gemma for her "inability" to bear a live son.

Regarding Fax's other women, I like to think that Lytol found some manner of employment for the ones at...
Forum: Dragonriders of Pern Apr 21 2009, 07:26 PM
Replies: 44
Views: 20,071
Posted By Thistlerose
Re: Beyond Between

I was referring to human beings; there's a world of difference between thinking of other human beings as lumps of meat and thinking of them as high-functioning animals who are capable of empathizing...
Forum: Dragonriders of Pern Apr 21 2009, 03:49 PM
Replies: 85
Views: 30,332
Posted By Thistlerose
Re: Discussion about Various Book Covers

I think it's a stereotypical male viewpoint, period. :) I spent a week organizing sci fi magazines from the 20s through the 70s for a local archive and whoa Nelly, some of the illustrations!

I...
Forum: Dragonriders of Pern Apr 21 2009, 03:43 PM
Replies: 85
Views: 30,332
Posted By Thistlerose
Re: Discussion about Various Book Covers

I loved Whelan's cover for AtWoP so much that I bought a reproduction and hung it in my bedroom when I was a teenager. I believe he got the idea from a dream. The landscape (cloudscape?) is so...
Forum: Dragonriders of Pern Apr 21 2009, 03:30 PM
Replies: 104
Views: 54,098
Posted By Thistlerose
Re: Favorite Character?

You should totally write that!

I have trouble deciding on a favorite character. In sixth grade I did a book report on "Dragonflight." I was supposed to choose a favorite character and just went...
Forum: Dragonriders of Pern Apr 19 2009, 07:36 PM
Replies: 44
Views: 20,071
Posted By Thistlerose
Re: Beyond Between

There is a huge difference between "lumps of meat" and "highly functional animals." At the risk of generalizing, the latter is what many - if not most - atheists believe, the former...really not so...
Forum: Dragonriders of Pern Apr 18 2009, 02:16 PM
Replies: 44
Views: 20,071
Posted By Thistlerose
Re: Beyond Between

I know this is the wrong place for a discussion of religion (or lack thereof) so I'm only going to say that that's really not what most atheists think. Even hardcore ones. :)

Larith, you can get...
Forum: Dragonriders of Pern Apr 16 2009, 09:26 PM
Replies: 167
Views: 57,094
Posted By Thistlerose
Re: Why all the Brekke hate?

Hey, Calenlilly! It's good to see you here. :)



Mm, not always. Moreta sleeps with Sh'gall (though only after mating flights, I imagine) and Alessan comes to love Nerilka well after their...
Forum: Dragonriders of Pern Apr 13 2009, 10:41 AM
Replies: 31
Views: 12,156
Posted By Thistlerose
Re: books too complex for their own good?

I don't think the problem is length so much as date written. "Dragonsinger," for all its brevity, was a bit boring in places. "Moreta" is, in my opinion, the zenith of the series. Not only was it...
Forum: Exhibit Hall Apr 12 2009, 02:07 PM
Replies: 44
Views: 10,574
Posted By Thistlerose
Re: You Can See the Curve of the Earth

Oh, that's sweet! I like the way you've translated the characters; it makes perfect sense for F'nor to be a fire fighter and for Canth to be his canine companion. Lovely.
Forum: Exhibit Hall Apr 12 2009, 11:26 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 5,435
Posted By Thistlerose
Re: One Sunlit Day (Moreta, missing scene)

I love this! This passage especially is so perfectly them, and so very RIGHT:



I'm so glad that you wrote this!
Forum: Exhibit Hall Apr 11 2009, 05:32 PM
Replies: 23
Views: 7,925
Posted By Thistlerose
Re: Once, and Nevermore (Pern, Sixth Pass)

Sweet! I'm looking forward to that story.

I use the phrase "making love" to mean sex because that's the phrase Anne uses. It's a phrase I don't generally use because it IS kind of sentimental -...
Forum: Exhibit Hall Apr 10 2009, 09:26 PM
Replies: 23
Views: 7,925
Posted By Thistlerose
Re: Once, and Nevermore (Pern, Sixth Pass)

You should definitely write it!

I recently reread DF, DQ, and Moreta, and I was really struck by the way Anne's portrayal of the women changed from the 60s/70s to the early 80s. Desdra, Moreta,...
Forum: Exhibit Hall Apr 10 2009, 05:30 PM
Replies: 23
Views: 7,925
Posted By Thistlerose
Re: Once, and Nevermore (Pern, Sixth Pass)

Don't forget B'lerion also has a dislocated shoulder. I'm sure he can manage, BUT...given his injury, given her youth, given her big brother's proximity, I always imagined him exercising some...
Forum: Dragonriders of Pern Apr 9 2009, 03:58 PM
Replies: 34
Views: 10,080
Posted By Thistlerose
Re: Moreta's Ride: What if and why

Holth could have waited for the coordinates. A dragon with her years and experience should have known better. I think dragon and rider are equally to blame for the accident, though others are...
Forum: Dragonriders of Pern Apr 8 2009, 10:09 PM
Replies: 137
Views: 47,897
Posted By Thistlerose
Re: 9th Pass Pern clothing

According to DQ, the color green is considered unlucky. Brides wear red.

I always pictured Ninth Pass Pernese outfits as pseudo-medieval in shape (i.e. not too puffy and frilly) but practical,...
Forum: Exhibit Hall Apr 8 2009, 06:24 PM
Replies: 23
Views: 7,925
Posted By Thistlerose
Re: Once, and Nevermore (Pern, Sixth Pass)

Thanks, guys! I really do appreciate it!

Brenda, you're misreading the line. B'lerion is thinking about the future; he and Oklina have not had sex yet, at least not in my vision of events. (I...
Forum: Exhibit Hall Apr 7 2009, 03:58 PM
Replies: 23
Views: 7,925
Posted By Thistlerose
Re: Once, and Nevermore (Pern, Sixth Pass)

Thanks so much, guys! I hadn't planned on writing this, but I recently reread "Moreta" and it occurred to me - for the first time - that because of the Ista trip, Moreta actually got another day. I...
Forum: Exhibit Hall Apr 5 2009, 11:08 PM
Replies: 23
Views: 7,925
Posted By Thistlerose
Once, and Nevermore (Pern, Sixth Pass)

Once, and Nevermore

Rating: teen
Summary: Set after the events in "Moreta." On a particular day in autumn, B'lerion finds he's needed at Fort.


"A fine autumn morning," Headwoman Nattal...
Forum: Exhibit Hall Apr 5 2009, 10:48 PM
Replies: 26
Views: 22,213
Posted By Thistlerose
Re: Dragonsong: An Alternate Tune (Fiction)

Ooh, I like this! As a character, I always liked Menolly better than Jaxom, so I don't feel all that sorry for him. :) This is well-written and interesting.
Forum: Dragonriders of Pern Apr 5 2009, 11:11 AM
Replies: 48
Views: 11,840
Posted By Thistlerose
Re: Eyeglasses on Pern

With no textual evidence whatsoever, I'm inclined to think corrective lenses were available on Pern - just because the technology is really not that advanced. (They might have been around as long...
Forum: Dragonriders of Pern Apr 5 2009, 01:28 AM
Replies: 564
Views: 308,459
Posted By Thistlerose
Re: Your Pern Movie Cast

For Brekke, if you want a waif with vaguely Eurasian features, how about Summer Glau? Or Dichen Lachman (Sierra on "Dollhouse")? Lea Salonga might have been good when she was younger; all she'd...
Forum: Dragonriders of Pern Apr 5 2009, 01:08 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 3,012
Posted By Thistlerose
Re: Pernese Kids - Renegades and later... Help!

I know that, as of "All the Weyrs of Pern" Sebell and Menolly have an infant daughter named Lemsia. They might have a middle child (another son) as well.

Jayge & Aramina's children (Readis...
Forum: Dragonriders of Pern Mar 30 2009, 03:59 PM
Replies: 167
Views: 57,094
Posted By Thistlerose
Re: Why all the Brekke hate?

Having just found a similar HUH? situation while reading "Moreta," I've decided to gloss over the site of Brekke's Impression - whether I'm rereading "Dragonquest" or writing fanfic. I suspect it's...
Forum: Exhibit Hall Mar 26 2009, 08:56 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 4,721
Posted By Thistlerose
Re: Links to fiction

Shalyn, thank you for the comments! Since this arc is a work-in-progress, feedback is especially appreciated.

In retrospect, I really should have made one chaptered fic. I may combine the first...
Forum: Dragonriders of Pern Mar 17 2009, 10:05 PM
Replies: 111
Views: 43,421
Posted By Thistlerose
Re: Unlikeable Main characters (was titled Favorite USUAL Character?)

I like Brekke. She's capable, she's compassionate. I can't fault her for being inhibited sexually; it's how she was raised. I love that she wanted to see girls riding green dragons again. She...
Forum: Dragonriders of Pern Mar 13 2009, 05:41 PM
Replies: 61
Views: 28,293
Posted By Thistlerose
Green mating flights

When a green dragon is ready to mate, do other greens have to vacate the Weyr temporarily? I don't recall reading that in any of the books, and it strikes me as a real inconvenience, considering how...
Forum: Exhibit Hall Mar 13 2009, 12:46 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 4,721
Posted By Thistlerose
Re: Links to fiction

Thank you for replying! And thank you for the welcomes!

Weyrlady: What happened was, I'd only intended to write one story (the one about the Brekke). Then people started asking me, "Well, what...
Forum: Exhibit Hall Mar 6 2009, 08:52 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 4,721
Posted By Thistlerose
Re: Links to fiction

Hey, thanks so much for the reply and the review! I really appreciate it. :) I'm glad you're enjoying the AU. I'm having fun writing it. Much as I love McCaffrey's world, "what if?" is such a...
Forum: Exhibit Hall Mar 6 2009, 04:39 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 4,721
Posted By Thistlerose
Links to fiction

I hope it's all right if I only post links here. I don't want to flood the forum with my stuff. A couple weeks ago, I asked for help working out some kinks in the alternate timeline I was...
Forum: Exhibit Hall Mar 6 2009, 04:28 PM
Replies: 89
Art: Lessa
Views: 41,707
Posted By Thistlerose
Re: Lessa

Oh, she looks like that actress from "Casino Royale" and "The Golden Compass"! I'm blanking on her name. Anyway, that's a beautiful sketch. I can totally see Lessa in that woman, with that serious...
Forum: Dragonriders of Pern Mar 2 2009, 08:04 PM
Replies: 113
Views: 23,198
Posted By Thistlerose
Re: If you had to live the life of one of the characters....

Yes! That's exactly what I was thinking. Plus, you know that when Morath matures, Deb and Iantine are going to have fantastic sex. I want to be her.

Or Oklina. The whole plague thing sucked,...
Forum: Dragonriders of Pern Feb 8 2009, 02:05 PM
Replies: 35
Views: 26,614
Posted By Thistlerose
Re: Question on dragon gestation?

I thought of that, but if she's fighting Thread (this is set during the Ninth pass) she'd be popping in and out of between, and that can't be good for the baby. This is Kylara, actually. I'm...
Forum: Dragonriders of Pern Feb 7 2009, 11:28 PM
Replies: 564
Views: 308,459
Posted By Thistlerose
Re: Your Pern Movie Cast

I've always pictured Genevieve Bujold as Lessa. Forty or so years ago, she'd have been perfect, I think.

http://farm2.static.flickr.com/1213/1405128276_b61d324223_o.jpg...
Forum: Dragonriders of Pern Feb 7 2009, 07:26 PM
Replies: 35
Views: 26,614
Posted By Thistlerose
Re: Question on dragon gestation?

Thank you! I'd forgotten about that teaching ballad.

That sort of throws a wrench in my plot. (I have a renegade weyrwoman whose queen recently mated, and who just found out she's pregnant. I...
Forum: Dragonriders of Pern Feb 5 2009, 11:11 AM
Replies: 35
Views: 26,614
Posted By Thistlerose
Question on dragon gestation?

Hi. I'm new here, so please forgive me if this question has already been asked! I DID check the first few pages of threads. :)

I'm working on a story and trying to figure out the gestation...
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