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Forum: Dragonriders of Pern Apr 21 2009, 10:44 AM
Replies: 85
Views: 12,404
Posted By Maleus
2cent Re : Re: Discussion about Various Book Covers

High heels?! :eek: No, tell me you're kidding Hans :shriek:
It looks rather like sandals, isn't it? At least, I hope it is :brow:
For climbing on a soft hided dragon must be quite hard if you go...
Forum: Café Archives Feb 27 2009, 10:43 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 1,275
Posted By Maleus
Unhappy Re : RIP Philip José Farmer

OMG :eek: One of my favourite writer! He is the famous author of the "Riverworld" series. A world where, one day, all humans having lived on Earth rise from the dead, naked and with no explanation....
Forum: Café Archives Feb 27 2009, 05:24 AM
Replies: 26
Views: 1,884
Posted By Maleus
Re : Writers are people too

Feelings when expecting a new book to be published? Angry, never. But impatient, often :/
I understand perfectly what writers must go through to achieve their work and communication duties. But this...
Forum: Dragonriders of Pern Feb 25 2009, 07:12 AM
Replies: 19
Views: 2,633
Posted By Maleus
White Re : Confusion With Dragonseye Green

Why would it be so hard for Ian to wait a little? Morath would have grown soon enough, and Debera and him would have been happy ever after :) It does sound a little too dramatic here.

As for...
Forum: Dragonriders of Pern Feb 24 2009, 10:45 AM
Replies: 52
Views: 7,549
Posted By Maleus
Re : Re: A Different Direction...

Isn't this the difference between a writer and a critic? ;)

I read a good proverb which could be convenient here:
When you're good at it, do it.
When you're bad at it, teach it.

I like it...
Forum: Talent: Pegasus, Tower & Hive, and Barque Cats Feb 23 2009, 08:20 AM
Replies: 697
Views: 76,484
Posted By Maleus
Re : New Talent Books: "Barque Cats"

I didn't known there were that many plot theories about cat invading us Brenda. Nor did I know it could be a sensible subject :)

I have a cat myself, a wonderful little brat, black hair and green...
Forum: Book Collector's Meeting Room Feb 23 2009, 05:51 AM
Replies: 41
Views: 4,127
Posted By Maleus
Big Grin Re : Re: Re : Sunset's Gold, the new Pern CD

Hi Mike!

I am glad to hear you don't need help on such matter any more! I am also glad I was able to help you at the time, when it was needed. Actually, I was wondering how making the new page...
Forum: Dragonriders of Pern Feb 13 2009, 12:04 PM
Replies: 42
Views: 4,563
Posted By Maleus
Re : Re: Dragon Jobs Post-9th Pass

I fully agree with this timeline rule in Anne McCaffrey's world. What's done is done, no way to change it. But I kept thinking about how allowing emergency operations though events already happened....
Forum: Dragonriders of Pern Feb 6 2009, 06:32 AM
Replies: 51
Views: 10,554
Posted By Maleus
Re : ThreadFall Charts & Pern Calander

I would be quite interested in the answer to this question too! I am able to "guess" how to read Thread fall charts, but it is quite hard when it comes to precise reading. How can one foresee a fall...
Forum: Dragonriders of Pern Feb 6 2009, 06:24 AM
Replies: 52
Views: 7,066
Posted By Maleus
Re : AIVAS - a shellperson?

From afar, like from the Yokohama for example? :D

By the way, when Jaxom made his risky trip 50 turns in the future, was it not mentionned he tried to communicate with AIVAS and was half-suprised...
Forum: Dragonriders of Pern Feb 5 2009, 05:03 AM
Replies: 52
Views: 7,066
Posted By Maleus
Re : Re: AIVAS - a shellperson?

AIVAS is dead?!? :eek::faint2:
I may have forgotten a perfectly clear mention of this in ATWOP, but... There is no way it can be, come on! It was just a highly intelligent machine, how can it decide...
Forum: Dragonriders of Pern Feb 3 2009, 11:25 AM
Replies: 65
Views: 12,657
Posted By Maleus
Re : Long Pernese Books -- Humor!

"Dragons are from Pern, Threads are from the Red Star" by F'nor and Canth
"The Rukbat system in a Nutshell" by Wansor
"The Space Between Time" by Moreta
"How to Win Friends, Kick Ass and Influence...
Forum: Dragonriders of Pern Feb 3 2009, 09:31 AM
Replies: 205
Views: 27,693
Posted By Maleus
Re : If You Were to Impress...

Blue Weyrlingmaster, insteresting choice! Is it common to see blueriders at this post? I can't remember if there is a tendency to pick a certain type of rider for training newby weyrlings :D
Forum: Dragonriders of Pern Feb 3 2009, 09:23 AM
Replies: 42
Poll: Which gift?
Views: 3,758
Posted By Maleus
Re : Which gift?

I picked Dragonflight, Dragonquest, and The White Dragon. Mostly because I read them first of course. But I think Dragonflight is the real hook for a new Pern reader :good: Though some of my friends...
Forum: Dragonriders of Pern Feb 2 2009, 08:38 AM
Replies: 78
Views: 14,340
Posted By Maleus
Re : Oldtimer queens lack of rising in White Dragon

All these expression sound like normal comments in a hierarchical structure, don't they? I mean, take any army and there are such rivalries or such teasing among different groups or grades. But that...
Forum: Dragonriders of Pern Feb 2 2009, 08:13 AM
Replies: 179
Views: 26,118
Posted By Maleus
Re : Defunct script for Pern TV

Thanks for the reminder Anneli. I completely gorgot about this. From what I read, we may think that Giron became lightly insane after his dragon died... Or deseparate. He acts like he has nothing to...
Forum: Dragonriders of Pern Feb 1 2009, 02:04 PM
Replies: 179
Views: 26,118
Posted By Maleus
Re : Defunct script for Pern TV

Hmm, good one Hans. But (yes, I am picky here, can't resist picky discussion ;) ) I had the feeling Giron was a little bit disturbed. He barely talk, his eyes are cold and empty, and one may wonder...
Forum: Dragonriders of Pern Jan 31 2009, 12:18 PM
Replies: 28
Views: 3,744
Posted By Maleus
Re : Dragonrider ID and other stuff

Are you talking about Poker Dragon? That card game is composed of 3 series IIRM: Weyrs, Holds and Halls with their respective minor cards; dragons, wheat and hammer. There are 2 harpers cards which...
Forum: Dragonriders of Pern Jan 30 2009, 10:50 AM
Replies: 28
Views: 3,744
Posted By Maleus
Re : Dragonrider ID and other stuff

Question is: is it that important to tell dragons apart? (exept maybe for the old watch dragon/dragonrider pair garding the Weyr)
Telling them appart should be as easy to do as to distinguish a...
Forum: Dragonriders of Pern Jan 30 2009, 08:58 AM
Replies: 179
Views: 26,118
Posted By Maleus
Re : Would you like a chance to read the script?

Well, I finally had time to dive deeply into the scripts! Thank you again for sharing this with us Cheryl! I appreciate a lot :shriek:
I first read it piece by piece (or rather act by act), but I...
Forum: Dragonriders of Pern Jan 27 2009, 05:31 AM
Replies: 78
Views: 14,340
Posted By Maleus
White Re : Re: Oldtimer queens lack of rising in White Dragon

I always thought Riders were a sort of special community in the Pern society, and that solidarity was one of their features. You know, like the "code" which binds Bikers together :group:
So if there...
Forum: Dragonriders of Pern Jan 27 2009, 04:06 AM
Replies: 60
Views: 6,342
Posted By Maleus
Re : Harper Hall CD from Opland-Freeman is Finished!

I am jealous too. My lifemate does not read much either. My passion for dragons, for Pern, or for any Anne McCaffrey related item does not hit match here :D But that does not prevent love indeed! It...
Forum: Café Archives Jan 26 2009, 10:41 AM
Replies: 21
Views: 1,686
Posted By Maleus
Re : Fries

I have a friend who eats her fries with... butter :D I could not believe her when she told me. "All this vegetal oil to cook it, and you add butter on it?! Do you wanna die?!" :eek: She simply told...
Forum: Talent: Pegasus, Tower & Hive, and Barque Cats Jan 22 2009, 11:48 AM
Replies: 697
Views: 76,484
Posted By Maleus
Angry Re : New Talent Books: "Barque Cats"

As much for having fun... :roll:
I definitively do not have some right now :envy:

May I ask why I am requested to do my homeworks by reading several books here? :confused: I read numerous posts...
Forum: Talent: Pegasus, Tower & Hive, and Barque Cats Jan 22 2009, 09:55 AM
Replies: 697
Views: 76,484
Posted By Maleus
Re : New Talent Books: "Barque Cats"

Brenda, I was just trying to find clues which may support this invasion theory :brow: My only obvious point is the Rascal's ungrateful personality since the Rowan mentionned it herself. Out of that,...
Forum: Dragonriders of Pern Jan 20 2009, 11:18 AM
Replies: 85
Views: 12,404
Posted By Maleus
Re : Discussion about Various Book Covers

I did not even noticed F'nor was lounging against Canth before you mentionned it Hans! :eek:
I incomprehensibly thought he was on the beach... :erm:
How blind can one be sometimes :D

This pic...
Forum: Talent: Pegasus, Tower & Hive, and Barque Cats Jan 20 2009, 10:50 AM
Replies: 697
Views: 76,484
Posted By Maleus
Re : New Talent Books: "Barque Cats"

OK, I found references to Barque Cats in what must be the book "Damia". They look /very/ intelligent and quite independant. They sure have qualities when living in a ship, helping with ship integrity...
Forum: Talent: Pegasus, Tower & Hive, and Barque Cats Jan 20 2009, 10:10 AM
Replies: 697
Views: 76,484
Posted By Maleus
Re : New Talent Books: "Barque Cats"

Looking closely to Karen's post on her blog and to results on Google for Publishers Lunch/Barque Cats, this announcement looks quite serious to me :brow: Does that invading plot sound that...
Forum: Book Collector's Meeting Room Jan 20 2009, 06:18 AM
Replies: 41
Views: 4,127
Posted By Maleus
Re : Sunset's Gold, the new Pern CD

Nope, no note in my package. But I really did not mind the "delay" anyway :D
Forum: Dragonriders of Pern Jan 20 2009, 06:00 AM
Replies: 21
Views: 3,348
Posted By Maleus
Re : World Premiere for Pern Museum: cover art for Todd's new book Dragonheart

Thanks Hans! I knew you would be the first to notice my post ;)

Valerie? I did not receive any mail from her yet. The one who answered my inquiries is Les himself. But I sure will let him/them...
Forum: Dragonriders of Pern Jan 20 2009, 05:49 AM
Replies: 85
Views: 12,404
Posted By Maleus
Re : Re: Discussion about Various Book Covers

1971? Must be this one (http://francois.labarbarie.free.fr/covers/images/dqusa1.jpg) then :)



Er... then maybe not. Are we talking about the same cover? Because Canth looks very snaky and not...
Forum: Dragonriders of Pern Jan 19 2009, 08:07 AM
Replies: 85
Views: 12,404
Posted By Maleus
Re : Re: Discussion about Various Book Covers

Just a quick notice on this address; I moved my website a few times since this one. Unfortunately, I was not able to erase my files on time so this old one stop showing in search engines... I moved...
Forum: Dragonriders of Pern Jan 19 2009, 08:00 AM
Replies: 61
Views: 10,862
Posted By Maleus
Green Re : Re: Pernese Insults

It certainly sounds better. Even if the second awards more stupidity to the Green mother than to the poor innocent egg :D

That would be a quite modern oath, since only Green firelizards (opposed...
Forum: Dragonriders of Pern Jan 19 2009, 07:51 AM
Replies: 21
Views: 3,348
Posted By Maleus
Brown Re : World Premiere for Pern Museum: cover art for Todd's new book Dragonheart

Er... Well, if you see the mention "sold" on this Prelim, I have to plead guilty for it :D I think I might get killed by my mate for buying such a piece of art for such a price :ouch:, and I may have...
Forum: Book Collector's Meeting Room Jan 16 2009, 11:47 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 1,800
Posted By Maleus
Re : The Last Dragon

Is is not this fiction documentary about how dragons evolved on Earth (http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/The_Last_Dragon_(docudrama))? Well, at least, how they could have :)
I think I saw parts of it on...
Forum: Book Collector's Meeting Room Jan 16 2009, 10:32 AM
Replies: 41
Views: 4,127
Posted By Maleus
Re : Sunset's Gold, the new Pern CD

Actually, they signed mine :D I did not mention it here before seeing your post because I did not asked them for it, and I did not want to sound haughty about it :sorry:
They kindly signed and they...
Forum: Dragonriders of Pern Jan 16 2009, 04:25 AM
Replies: 60
Views: 6,342
Posted By Maleus
Re : Re: Harper Hall CD from Opland-Freeman is Finished!

My enveloppe what printed with a black and white piece of the picture used to make the CD cover (mostly Menolly and her instrument). But it is not very well done, so there is not much worth keeping...
Forum: Dragonriders of Pern Jan 14 2009, 04:46 PM
Replies: 60
Views: 6,342
Posted By Maleus
Re : Harper Hall CD from Opland-Freeman is Finished!

Got mine! Got mine in the mail today! :dance:
Only 5 days to reach home from Alaska. That may be the last time I complain about overseas shipping :D

OMG, it is so beautiful :faint2: :shriek:...
Forum: Talent: Pegasus, Tower & Hive, and Barque Cats Jan 14 2009, 10:10 AM
Replies: 697
Views: 76,484
Posted By Maleus
Question Re : New Talent Books: "Barque Cats"

Thanks for the input D.M. :)

I was able to go look on the Internet and see if I could find some tidbit news about it. I found an article in a blog made by a certain Karen...
Forum: Book Collector's Meeting Room Jan 14 2009, 06:52 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 2,131
Posted By Maleus
Re : Re: My latest acquisitions

Interesting, isn't it? Among all french covers, that may be my favourite one. This is another paint made by the polish artist Siudmak, which is not famous for matching stories and covers. Our...
Forum: Dragonriders of Pern Jan 13 2009, 10:15 AM
Replies: 70
Views: 8,884
Posted By Maleus
Re : So anybody else get tired of all the gold and bronze dragon loven?

I don't think intelligence can help distinguish dragon colors. Remember Kitty Ping voluntarily limited dragon intellect (mostly their memory) so they would not fear fighting Threads one day after the...
Forum: Book Collector's Meeting Room Jan 12 2009, 07:20 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 2,131
Posted By Maleus
Re : My latest acquisitions

Glad I could help you on your hunt Hans ! :D Hopefully, I'll be able to do more in the future.

I also am a lucky owner or "Dragonsong, the play", and I think I bought it exactly the same way you...
Forum: Café Archives Jan 12 2009, 04:30 AM
Replies: 23
Views: 2,831
Posted By Maleus
Re : Sunset's Gold

I guess you're right Hans. That is so unfair we have to wait so long for receiving overseas packages :( But I suppose a few thousand miles to cross are good reason for that...
I look forward...
Forum: Talent: Pegasus, Tower & Hive, and Barque Cats Jan 9 2009, 09:07 AM
Replies: 697
Views: 76,484
Posted By Maleus
Re : New Talent Books: "Barque Cats"

That's great news! I will appreciate reading a Talent-inspired story again :)

Er... and sorry to ask, that's something I should remember from reading the Talent series, but it has been so long...
Forum: Dragonriders of Pern Jan 9 2009, 06:31 AM
Replies: 21
Views: 2,760
Posted By Maleus
Re : Menolly's firelizards

I agree with Hans, we have no clue on such a habit by firelizards. The only reference to firelizards coming back to their homeplace (and not birthplace) is when settlers moved to the North continent....
Forum: Science of Pern Jan 9 2009, 05:41 AM
Replies: 31
Views: 9,767
Posted By Maleus
Re : Re: Re : Re: Titanium on Pern

Oops! My mistake. Sorry about that :sorry:
Indeed a dam would be no good to power a spaceship... :envy: Unless you can build a dam in space powered by thread falls :shriek:
Out of solar panels, and...
Forum: Café Archives Jan 9 2009, 02:54 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 1,538
Posted By Maleus
Re : Possible forum down time this morning

Ah, I got the database message too :) And I suffered from not being able to post :( Since I do from my office, it helps to pass time between 2 hard tasks ;)
Busy times are harder and harder to set,...
Forum: Dragonriders of Pern Jan 7 2009, 10:37 AM
Replies: 21
Views: 3,348
Posted By Maleus
Gold Re : Re: World Premiere for Pern Museum: cover art for Todd's new book Dragonheart

Yeah, I did notice these strange dragon hides too... Yellow and Orange... Geez, uggly :crazy: But the mating flight may happen during a sunset or at dawn, that would make for these uncommon colors :)...
Forum: Dragonriders of Pern Jan 6 2009, 08:23 AM
Replies: 38
Views: 3,675
Posted By Maleus
Re : Re: Dragondawn pern wildlife

Unless I am mistaken, I think only Earth's insects are hexapodal. And they have antennas which would make for the "missing" pair of limbs to match the 8 of most of their "cousins" in the arthropod...
Forum: Book Collector's Meeting Room Jan 6 2009, 07:59 AM
Replies: 19
Views: 4,024
Posted By Maleus
Re : Re: Question about Dragonflight graphic novels?

I did but I can't see it either. Looks like I found a ghost version of the Dragonflight graphic novel! :eek:
:D
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