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Forum: The Library Café Aug 20 2013, 06:27 PM
Replies: 49
Views: 5,845
Posted By Cavatica
Re: Anne McCaffrey's House Up for Sale 2/14/2013

No, it isn't. I have it from a good authority. ;)
Forum: The Library Café Jul 30 2013, 05:26 PM
Replies: 37
Views: 3,372
Posted By Cavatica
Re: Dragonwriter as edited by Todd McCaffrey

I can tell you with certainty that Smart Pop had a long list of potential contributors, a list that may very well have originally included Steven, Mike, and Tania; I think that list was probably...
Forum: The Library Café Jul 30 2013, 01:50 AM
Replies: 37
Views: 3,372
Posted By Cavatica
Re: Dragonwriter as edited by Todd McCaffrey

Soooo I got my copy today. Oh man. OH MAN.

http://d3j5vwomefv46c.cloudfront.net/photos/large/795162024.jpghttp://d3j5vwomefv46c.cloudfront.net/photos/large/795162043.jpg

I thought you all would...
Forum: The Library Café Jun 30 2013, 08:42 PM
Replies: 37
Views: 3,372
Posted By Cavatica
Re: Dragonwriter as edited by Todd McCaffrey

Me too! Oh, and will you look at that—they finally got excerpts (http://www.smartpopbooks.com/book/dragonwriter) posted. Just the first few paragraphs of each essay; not enough to really gauge...
Forum: Dragonriders of Pern Jun 24 2013, 11:46 PM
Replies: 205
Views: 28,602
Posted By Cavatica
Re: If You Were to Impress...

This depends on whether you're talking about subtractive or additive color; light and pigment are two different matters. ;)
Forum: The Library Café Jun 12 2013, 06:36 PM
Replies: 37
Views: 3,372
Posted By Cavatica
Re: Dragonwriter as edited by Todd McCaffrey

You know at least TWO contributors: Jody Lynn Nye and me! :D

It's being published by Smart Pop Books, who have a page dedicated to Dragonwriter on their site:...
Forum: Dragonriders of Pern Jun 12 2013, 06:29 PM
Replies: 32
Views: 5,531
Posted By Cavatica
Re: Dragonwriter - A Tribute to Anne McCaffrey and Pern

Not interested in? Even though I'm a contributor?

Sadface forever. </3
Forum: Café Archives Mar 7 2012, 08:34 PM
Replies: 49
Views: 6,847
Posted By Cavatica
Re: Free Cell Phones?!

This girl literally blogged her way out of homelessness. (http://girlsguidetohomelessness.com/) Not sure what other evidence one would need to argue for the redemptive power of a computer!
Forum: Café Archives Mar 6 2012, 06:33 PM
Replies: 49
Views: 6,847
Posted By Cavatica
Re: Free Cell Phones?!

Cell phones and computers are necessities in 2012. Sorry.

A few months ago, I cancelled my land line -- I'd been hanging on to it as an "emergency" number that I probably only ever had to use once...
Forum: Exhibit Hall Nov 28 2011, 12:26 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 5,013
Posted By Cavatica
Audio: The Smallest Dragonboy

I know I've posted this in a couple of places around various forums, including this one; but as I didn't want the link to get buried, and everyone else is posting their tributes here, I figured this...
Forum: The Library Café Nov 23 2011, 11:40 AM
Replies: 163
Sticky: Good Bye, Anne
Views: 25,697
Posted By Cavatica
Re: Good Bye, Anne

I began crying at my office last night, probably 5:15 or so local time, when I found out, and didn't stop until I fell asleep from exhaustion at home around 8pm. The boyfriend came over to snuggle me...
Forum: Exhibit Hall Nov 16 2011, 06:32 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 2,538
Posted By Cavatica
Re: Cavatica's "The Price that Life Exacts"

I've updated, so I figured this deserved a bump. :>
Forum: Exhibit Hall Nov 16 2011, 04:03 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 2,504
Posted By Cavatica
Re: The Price that Life Exacts

Hey, look! More!

This is not the full chapter, but I enjoyed writing this section of it so much, I wanted to share it right away.
---

Chapter Four

a slow thought, a wisp
languid...
Forum: Exhibit Hall Nov 14 2011, 10:51 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 2,504
Posted By Cavatica
Re: The Price that Life Exacts

Someone was shoving Matrigan toward a small group of young men. "Here, we've got one more," the man said, ignoring the teenager’s feeble protests. "You still got fuel in that flamethrower, boy?"
...
Forum: Events Board Aug 16 2011, 04:29 PM
Replies: 68
Views: 9,266
Posted By Cavatica
Re: Anne's attendance at Dragon*Con 2011 cancelled!

We've already started throwing around the idea of a card over on Weyrfest's Facebook page (http://www.facebook.com/weyrfest), if anyone would like to join the discussion there.
Forum: Events Board Aug 11 2011, 10:52 AM
Replies: 68
Views: 9,266
Posted By Cavatica
Re: Anne at Dragon*Con 2011

We're excited, too! And looking forward to meeting you!
Forum: Events Board Aug 10 2011, 01:24 PM
Replies: 68
Views: 9,266
Posted By Cavatica
Re: Anne at Dragon*Con 2011

It wasn't me who posted that, but it was a fair observation, yes.

Con-wide, most panels are scheduled to last for an hour, with half-hour breaks in between. The bulk of the AMCW/Weyrfest track...
Forum: Events Board Aug 9 2011, 12:37 AM
Replies: 68
Views: 9,266
Posted By Cavatica
Re: Anne at Dragon*Con 2011

I'm sorry to disappoint, kc -- though this should make your load lighter -- but at Dragon*Con Anne typically has a one-book signing limit. Even at 28, I would find it very hard to sign hundreds of...
Forum: Events Board Aug 4 2011, 07:00 PM
Replies: 68
Views: 9,266
Posted By Cavatica
Re: Anne at Dragon*Con 2011

Bit long! The badge name labels aren't very big. I'd just go with KC. :>
Forum: Events Board Aug 3 2011, 05:37 PM
Replies: 68
Views: 9,266
Posted By Cavatica
Re: Anne at Dragon*Con 2011

I haven't read this entire thread in detail, so I apologize if I restate something Hans or Cheryl or anyone else has covered.

Yes, Anne is definitely coming. Her appearances will be pretty well...
Forum: Exhibit Hall May 12 2010, 12:02 AM
Replies: 64
Art: F'lar
Views: 8,350
Posted By Cavatica
Re: F'lar

...up is down, left is right, black is white...

What does "orange" look like to you? :/
Forum: Exhibit Hall May 11 2010, 11:20 PM
Replies: 64
Art: F'lar
Views: 8,350
Posted By Cavatica
Re: F'lar

But... we HAVE to agree on what color "orange" is. Because it's orange. Red + yellow = orange. It's... there's a fruit called an orange, and it's... it's orange! Orange is friggin' orange. :P Oh,...
Forum: Events Board May 10 2010, 06:31 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 1,730
Posted By Cavatica
Re: Dragon*Con 2010

There's this amazing thing called "Google"...

Dragon*Con (http://www.dragoncon.org) is held in Atlanta, GA every year on Labor Day weekend, which this year is September 3-6.
Forum: Events Board May 10 2010, 12:44 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 1,730
Posted By Cavatica
Dragon*Con 2010

--yeah, this is actually more of a shameless plug for Weyrfest (officially "Anne McCaffrey's Worlds") at Dragon*Con... but, you know, feel free to use this space to be all like, "I'm going to D*C!...
Forum: Exhibit Hall May 9 2010, 06:04 PM
Replies: 64
Art: F'lar
Views: 8,350
Posted By Cavatica
Re: F'lar

Your work is as beautiful and dynamic as usual, Maelin!

If I may offer some constructive criticism?

One of the things that really bugs me about bronze dragons in Pern fandom art is that they...
Forum: Dragonriders of Pern Mar 8 2010, 11:01 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 2,445
Posted By Cavatica
Re: A question base of Skies of Pern, and rocks from space.

...can anybody translate that for me?
Forum: Dragonriders of Pern Mar 8 2010, 06:47 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 2,100
Posted By Cavatica
Re: Letter to/from Todd

Todd is nothing if not a super, super nice guy. I'm sure most of you aren't on Twitter, but he's @toddric there and he talks to pretty much everyone who talks to him. (He's also on Facebook, which...
Forum: Dragonriders of Pern Mar 8 2010, 03:24 PM
Replies: 22
Views: 4,543
Posted By Cavatica
Re: Third Pass Names

Thinking about it more, I find it interesting there aren't more standard Terran names, even in later Passes. Parents have a tendency of naming their children after famous or culturally important...
Forum: Dragonriders of Pern Mar 8 2010, 03:10 PM
Replies: 22
Views: 4,543
Posted By Cavatica
Re: Third Pass Names

Why shouldn't Terran names survive? Your standard Peters, Pauls, and Marys are all bastardizations of Biblical names. Sarah, Deborah/Debera, Ezekiel, John, Jacob, Noah, and, oh yeah, Jesus, take your...
Forum: Book Collector's Meeting Room Feb 19 2010, 03:52 AM
Replies: 34
Views: 14,504
Posted By Cavatica
Re: I found Pern Clipart

Ha! I have a color print of the one of Menolly, somewhere. I bought it at DragonCon many many moons ago.
Forum: Exhibit Hall Feb 6 2010, 11:53 PM
Replies: 83
Art: Fandarel
Views: 7,796
Posted By Cavatica
Re: Fandarel

I don't know what Computer Eee's is, but yes: in computerese ( ;) ), it's For The Win.

May I suggest Google next time? :P
Forum: Exhibit Hall Feb 6 2010, 03:20 PM
Replies: 83
Art: Fandarel
Views: 7,796
Posted By Cavatica
Re: Fandarel

Somewhat. ;)


FTW! <3
Forum: Exhibit Hall Feb 5 2010, 02:58 PM
Replies: 83
Art: Fandarel
Views: 7,796
Posted By Cavatica
Re: Fandarel

Since I learned to breathe frakking fire, that's when.

But Maelin's a nice lady and I won't pursue this fracas to its final stupidity. Not here, anyway. Y'all let me know when you get that boxing...
Forum: Exhibit Hall Feb 5 2010, 01:17 AM
Replies: 83
Art: Fandarel
Views: 7,796
Posted By Cavatica
Re: Fandarel

I'm sorry, I didn't realize being nice to one person made up for being dickish to someone else. Do your compliments ALWAYS come with conditions?


I did. She said, "If you can do better, let's see...
Forum: Exhibit Hall Feb 4 2010, 08:23 PM
Replies: 83
Art: Fandarel
Views: 7,796
Posted By Cavatica
Re: Fandarel

Frankenstein's MONSTER, people. Victor Frankenstein created the friggin' MONSTER.

*sigh*

Here's the book. Go read it. It was written by a woman, you'll love it.
Forum: Exhibit Hall Feb 4 2010, 04:57 PM
Replies: 83
Art: Fandarel
Views: 7,796
Posted By Cavatica
Re: Fandarel

You mean this one (http://forums.srellim.org/showthread.php?t=6352)? :lol:
Forum: Exhibit Hall Feb 4 2010, 02:44 PM
Replies: 83
Art: Fandarel
Views: 7,796
Posted By Cavatica
Re: Fandarel

:roll: You g'wan ahead and do a better job, then. I'm all for constructive criticism, but this is a little ridiculous.
Forum: Exhibit Hall Feb 3 2010, 10:51 PM
Replies: 83
Art: Fandarel
Views: 7,796
Posted By Cavatica
Re: Fandarel

Sounds reasonable to me! Giving myself a pat on the back for guessing the inspiration, though. ;>
Forum: Exhibit Hall Feb 3 2010, 10:49 PM
Replies: 6
Art: Pinup Girl
Views: 1,585
Posted By Cavatica
Re: Pinup Girl

Thank you! The original sketch was in pencil, but the painting is all digital. :D
Forum: Exhibit Hall Feb 3 2010, 02:14 AM
Replies: 83
Art: Fandarel
Views: 7,796
Posted By Cavatica
Re: Fandarel

Beautiful! The angle is perfect -- gives you a little bit more of a sense that he's bearing down on you -- and I especially love his belt. Great color, and I <3 buckles. ;>

I wonder if you weren't...
Forum: Exhibit Hall Feb 2 2010, 08:02 PM
Replies: 6
Art: Pinup Girl
Views: 1,585
Posted By Cavatica
Pinup Girl

Cheryl chastised me for not posting the original sketch (http://www.webbestre.net/art/other/pinup_naga_original_small.jpg) of a piece I've been futzing around with off and on the last couple of weeks...
Forum: Dragonriders of Pern Jan 27 2010, 06:05 PM
Replies: 63
Views: 9,343
Posted By Cavatica
Re: Rank issues

Yeah, and at full strength, a Weyr with a capacity of, I dunno, 300 fighting dragons -- let's say it's one of the smaller Weyrs ;) -- might break down like:

158 greens
87 blues
35 browns
20...
Forum: Dragonriders of Pern Jan 26 2010, 09:07 PM
Replies: 63
Views: 9,343
Posted By Cavatica
Re: Rank issues

I'm guessing the Weyrsecond would typically be the senior (or possibly just the favored) Wingsecond of the Weyrleader's wing.

Like, say you've got three wings flying wedge formations -- and we'll...
Forum: Dragonriders of Pern Jan 23 2010, 05:48 PM
Replies: 55
Views: 8,577
Posted By Cavatica
Re: Some other questions…

I realize this is coming from fandom, and on a game that itself takes an extremely liberal interpretation of the books, so it's not exactly canon-- but: at a leadership flight on the game where I...
Forum: Dragonriders of Pern Jan 23 2010, 02:55 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 5,137
Posted By Cavatica
Re: Dragon body

Dragons definitely don't have spikes! As other people have said, they have vertebral processes or protuberances, usually known as neckridges or ridges. In fact, the DLG sez:

On the back of a...
Forum: Exhibit Hall Jan 23 2010, 02:35 PM
Replies: 21
Views: 3,021
Posted By Cavatica
Re: A Girl and Her Green

If I were doing a closeup of the dragon's eyes, I'd facet them. From a distance, it's more artistic and painterly to just smush some color around. ;>


Green's considered unlucky by everyone on...
Forum: Exhibit Hall Jan 22 2010, 05:53 PM
Replies: 21
Views: 3,021
Posted By Cavatica
Re: A Girl and Her Green

Well, the title of the thread is "A Girl and Her Green"... ;>
Forum: Exhibit Hall Jan 21 2010, 08:16 PM
Replies: 21
Views: 3,021
Posted By Cavatica
Re: A Girl and Her Green

A green rider, now. ;>
Forum: Exhibit Hall Jan 18 2010, 05:02 PM
Replies: 21
Views: 3,021
Posted By Cavatica
Re: A Girl and Her Green

:D

Thanks, everyone!
Forum: Exhibit Hall Jan 11 2010, 05:38 PM
Replies: 28
Views: 3,554
Posted By Cavatica
Re: Let It Burn

It's probably true. And my parents like to tell a story about my dad sitting me on his lap when I was a toddler, putting my hand on the mouse and moving it around in MacPaint or whatever it would...
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