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Forum: The Library Café Oct 26 2017, 11:24 AM
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Posted By Brenda
Re: What is happening

Hey, everyone, I've been awol for a while - I got a fall/winter job at a Missouri state park, and it's going well, but my internet time is limited to when I can get to the library or the few times I...
Forum: Dragonriders of Pern Jun 16 2017, 11:28 PM
Replies: 36
Views: 5,880
Posted By Brenda
Re: Jora

In my version, it was R'gul!

http://forums.srellim.org/showthread.php?t=8933
Forum: The Library Café Jun 14 2017, 12:27 AM
Replies: 4,426
Views: 314,039
Posted By Brenda
Re: What is happening

I'll walk down, but not up.
Forum: The Library Café May 2 2017, 01:35 PM
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Posted By Brenda
Re: What is happening

I keep checking in every once in a while!
Forum: Dragonriders of Pern Apr 20 2017, 09:57 PM
Replies: 36
Views: 4,057
Posted By Brenda
Re: Domick and Menolly

Performing in public at a Fort Hold weekly-market type of gather is a lot different than performing in public at a major event like the wedding at Telgar. If only because at Fort, half the crowd is...
Forum: The Library Café Feb 12 2017, 04:29 PM
Replies: 4,426
Views: 314,039
Posted By Brenda
Re: What is happening

Here is a link to the actual post - I had to scroll down a bit on your page to find it! Although the Africa photos were really neat too!
...
Forum: The Library Café Feb 12 2017, 04:24 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 700
Posted By Brenda
Re: For all bookworms

What a great poem!

One thing is strange - apparently all your apostrophes have been replaced with ’
So it looks like I’ve, I’m
This is the same thing I saw in your story!
Forum: The Library Café Feb 12 2017, 04:21 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 1,160
Posted By Brenda
Re: Webcomics - Do you read them?

girlgenius.com

xkcd.com

twolumps.net - features two cats!
Forum: Exhibit Hall Feb 12 2017, 04:18 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 1,177
Posted By Brenda
Re: The Cases of Curious Convergence

I got the email and was better able to tell what was happening.

Do you not see those characters mixed in with the text? Is it just me? If you do see them, I would go through and remove them.
Forum: Exhibit Hall Feb 5 2017, 01:26 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 1,177
Posted By Brenda
Re: The Cases of Curious Convergence

I am having an extremely difficult time reading this because it appears to have replaced every single quotation mark/apostrophe with this: ”

So this is what I see as I am reading:

I am unable...
Forum: The Library Café Jan 29 2017, 03:54 PM
Replies: 42
Views: 3,044
Posted By Brenda
Re: The Future of Fan-fic

I wrote the one where Menolly Impresses Ruth - it's called Dragonsong: An Alternate Tune. Here and at Ao3.

I would vote for Dragondays, a viable sequel to Dragonsdawn.
Forum: The Library Café Aug 26 2016, 10:22 PM
Replies: 4,426
Views: 314,039
Posted By Brenda
Re: What is happening

Pretty shot! I bet it takes longer to walk there when it's soggy like that...
Forum: The Library Café Aug 20 2016, 01:03 PM
Replies: 4,426
Views: 314,039
Posted By Brenda
Re: What is happening

I've been working at Montauk State Park in Missouri this summer, and haven't had much chance to get on the internet. I recently posted a lot of pictures on my blog, though!
...
Forum: Dragonriders of Pern Jun 25 2016, 01:59 PM
Replies: 50
Views: 8,603
Posted By Brenda
Re: F'lar and Lessa: Why?

Eriflor - I know that, but she doesn't at the time in that scene, so that is her reaction - he mentions the Red Star in the mornings as a threat, and she associates that with the warnings, so is...
Forum: Talent: Pegasus, Tower & Hive, and Barque Cats Jun 1 2016, 08:49 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 2,310
Posted By Brenda
Re: Subsistence in Linears

Her older brother was the only legal one - if their mother had given birth to the next one in an official facility it would have led to her being sterilized, so she kept it secret in order to keep...
Forum: Talent: Pegasus, Tower & Hive, and Barque Cats May 12 2016, 12:16 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 2,659
Posted By Brenda
Re: Similar series

I wouldn't have thought of those books as a comparison to the Pegasus/Tower books, but I do recommend them as one of my favorite series! It's excellent historical fiction, revealing magic behind the...
Forum: Freedom May 12 2016, 12:13 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 10,871
Posted By Brenda
Re: Most memorable quotes

I don't like that one as much, but that's definitely a great moment! (After the triumph of defeating the Eosi, it was kind of a letdown to be reduced to bargaining in the bazaar by getting the...
Forum: Petaybee and Acorna May 12 2016, 12:12 AM
Replies: 16
Views: 34,946
Posted By Brenda
Re: New PTB series: as good, better or worse--you decide

I read the first of the new books and they just didn't do it for me. Same as when I read the first of the Acorna books about her daughter/s.

When an author changes their writing style because...
Forum: All the Rest May 12 2016, 12:09 AM
Replies: 2
Views: 1,084
Posted By Brenda
Re: Flock of Geese

I agree - those were always so intriguing. It seemed Anne had a lot more figured out about that setting than made it into the story.
Forum: Beyond Anne McCaffrey Mar 29 2016, 11:36 PM
Replies: 19
Views: 3,476
Posted By Brenda
Re: University Essay

I think it's all the apostrophes, and maybe quotes...

Can you see them in this section:

They also have “Tir” the god of war, whose worship has spread to the other races, and gods for...
Forum: Beyond Anne McCaffrey Mar 25 2016, 02:08 PM
Replies: 19
Views: 3,476
Posted By Brenda
Re: University Essay

I started reading and find it interesting but I had to stop because I really couldn't get past all of the ’ ’ ’ sprinkled throughout...
Forum: All the Rest Feb 29 2016, 12:23 AM
Replies: 1
Views: 1,037
Posted By Brenda
A Proper Santa Claus - and Toy Story 3

I recently rewatched Toy Story 3 and was annoyed by it all over again. I hate that Andy has to completely clear out his room and anything he can't fit in the car must be trashed or hidden in the...
Forum: Dragonriders of Pern Feb 21 2016, 12:03 PM
Replies: 55
Views: 6,585
Posted By Brenda
Re: Printer Hall

They didn't "lose" the printing press, they never had it. They had printers, and then those lost power or broke down or had no computers to print from. In DE/RSR the computers blow up before they...
Forum: Dragonriders of Pern Dec 27 2015, 12:05 AM
Replies: 53
Views: 8,933
Posted By Brenda
Re: Fun and gratuitous uses of dragonflame, post-Thread

Melting snow in the courtyard so that the water can freeze into a skating rink!
Forum: Exhibit Hall Nov 26 2015, 11:22 AM
Replies: 24
Views: 7,749
Posted By Brenda
Re: Dragonchoice 3 - coming soon (ish)

I had to reread the first two, and I had completely forgotten all that happens at the end of Dragonchoice 2, so I was a wreck when I started 3, and then OH SHIT!!!
Forum: Dragonriders of Pern Oct 27 2015, 07:26 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 3,507
Posted By Brenda
Re: The Pern Colony

If you think Nerilka's runnerbeast is bad, check out the dinosaurs hauling the trader wagons on the Renegades of Pern cover...

I read some fanfic recently, one of them covered the early days of...
Forum: Dragonriders of Pern Oct 11 2015, 06:18 PM
Replies: 20
Views: 3,332
Posted By Brenda
Re: Comfort Books?

Is there ANY canon example you can give of Master Robinton being ACTUALLY drunk and not just shamming to get someone else drunk or talking or whatever? (Being poisoned in AtWoP does not count.)
...
Forum: Dragonriders of Pern Oct 9 2015, 03:35 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 2,772
Posted By Brenda
Re: Leathercraft, boots and more.

What site? (I'm an NPS interp at Big South Fork NRRA - at least for three more weeks...)
Forum: Dragonriders of Pern Oct 9 2015, 03:33 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 3,203
Posted By Brenda
Re: Timing it

I thought F'nor and Lessa jumped ten turns back and then flew to the Southern Continent.
Forum: Exhibit Hall Sep 27 2015, 07:23 PM
Replies: 24
Views: 7,749
Posted By Brenda
Re: Dragonchoice 3 - coming soon (ish)

Yay!

(I did the drawing of the embroidery hoop in DC2.)
Forum: Dragonriders of Pern Sep 11 2015, 03:48 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 2,170
Posted By Brenda
A big What-If

I was browsing Pern fanfic at AO3 and found an amazing story that tells what happens after Moreta's Ride - a ride that has a different ending than the one we all know. I'm sharing it here partly so I...
Forum: The Library Café Aug 28 2015, 05:40 PM
Replies: 4,426
Views: 314,039
Posted By Brenda
Re: What is happening

We always put aluminum foil around the lid before putting it back on the pumpkin, so it doesn't dry out or roast.

Fun thing to do with your pumpkin afterward, if you're not planning to try and...
Forum: Dragonriders of Pern Aug 28 2015, 05:35 PM
Replies: 64
Views: 11,763
Posted By Brenda
Re: Tubberman's Big Cats

Anareth - I agree with all of that, except one bit - "Rescue Run" is about Stev Kimmer, not Ted Tubberman. Doesn't Tubberman get killed by his cats in Dragonsdawn?

Maybe it's required to bring...
Forum: Dragonriders of Pern Aug 12 2015, 12:51 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 2,640
Posted By Brenda
Re: Domick, Petiron, Music on Pern

I want and do not want to see the scene where Domick gets to hear a full orchestral recording of, say, Beethoven Symphony 5 or 9. Want because I would love to see him experience that overwhelming...
Forum: Beyond Anne McCaffrey Aug 6 2015, 12:30 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 2,626
Posted By Brenda
Re: Two New Todd McCaffrey Shorts

There is a new anthology called Women in Practical Armor that has a story by Todd in it!

https://www.kickstarter.com/projects/1054836899/women-in-practical-armor
Forum: Dragonriders of Pern Aug 5 2015, 05:16 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 2,640
Posted By Brenda
Re: Domick, Petiron, Music on Pern

Menolly says in Dragonsinger that Half-Circle Seahold only had three pieces of "occasional music", which I take to be more complex instrumental solos. I'm sure most backwater holds would be similarly...
Forum: Dragonriders of Pern Aug 5 2015, 05:11 PM
Replies: 21
Views: 5,563
Posted By Brenda
Re: What affects which colors are laid?

I find it more reasonable to think that firestone never had anything to do with it in the first place. It was a false conclusion, where they looked at the fact that greens chew firestone and don't...
Forum: Talent: Pegasus, Tower & Hive, and Barque Cats Aug 5 2015, 04:57 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 3,117
Posted By Brenda
Re: How conscious is Amariyah's talent?

Kind of like Acorna in that regard...
Forum: Talent: Pegasus, Tower & Hive, and Barque Cats Jul 30 2015, 03:41 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 3,117
Posted By Brenda
Re: How conscious is Amariyah's talent?

It seems almost like an involuntary reaction, sometimes.
Forum: All the Rest Jul 30 2015, 03:39 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 2,242
Posted By Brenda
Re: Finder's Keepers (aka Finder's Keeper)

And with his experience in finding lost children, he could head up a Search & Rescue team easily, to go along with his day job!
Forum: All the Rest Jul 26 2015, 02:50 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 2,242
Posted By Brenda
Re: Finder's Keepers (aka Finder's Keeper)

It seems it could be contemporary with the other stories that "To Ride Pegasus" started as. Maybe once the Talents become established, he could come forward with the truth about his success as an...
Forum: Dragonriders of Pern Jul 8 2015, 02:14 PM
Replies: 25
Views: 4,262
Posted By Brenda
Re: What If: Jaxom Warns the Colonists

I was thinking... AIVAS and Jaxom already have plenty of secrets and illicit time-traveling. Why couldn't Jaxom have the colonists leave a file in the main computer bank, to be triggered at a certain...
Forum: Dragonriders of Pern Jul 1 2015, 01:28 PM
Replies: 25
Views: 4,262
Posted By Brenda
Re: What If: Jaxom Warns the Colonists

Right. What could he warn them to do that would make a difference for them, without changing the larger timeline? Would he have to wait until he got there to find out what they were originally...
Forum: Dragonriders of Pern Jun 29 2015, 06:40 PM
Replies: 25
Views: 4,262
Posted By Brenda
Re: What If: Jaxom Warns the Colonists

Could Jaxom bring data from AIVAS to verify his story? "Here, this flash drive will explain everything!"
Forum: Science of Pern Jun 28 2015, 11:45 AM
Replies: 29
Views: 12,837
Posted By Brenda
Re: Phosphine/ firestone

It would have to be very hard sandstone to be finding chunks of it on the beach. Sandstone usually erodes down to plain old sand very quickly.
Forum: Dragonriders of Pern Jun 20 2015, 02:31 PM
Replies: 46
Views: 10,649
Posted By Brenda
Re: Clutch sizes

Well, she probably would have done more if she'd had more time, too - I imagine it's a lot easier to just cut off the connection that would allow queens to process firestone, than it would be to try...
Forum: Dragonriders of Pern Jun 18 2015, 04:17 PM
Replies: 46
Views: 10,649
Posted By Brenda
Re: Clutch sizes

It makes a lot more sense to me that Kitti Ping would plan for the greens to just be sterile, limiting the numbers of smaller dragons, than that she would attempt to link firestone use to fertility....
Forum: Dragonriders of Pern Jun 14 2015, 06:25 PM
Replies: 1
Views: 918
Posted By Brenda
Re: Moreta- pleased with the future of Pern or not?

Well, you can see that reaction in Dragonflight when Lessa goes back in time and first tells Mardra the whole story.
Forum: Dragonriders of Pern Jun 8 2015, 04:59 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 5,753
Posted By Brenda
Re: The Size of Pern

P'ter - was the storm with Menolly also at the Equinox? If not, then the foolishness was in ever going to sea again!
Forum: Dragonriders of Pern Jun 8 2015, 04:56 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 1,136
Posted By Brenda
Re: Skies of Pern: Local times

I guess before Aivas reinvented clocks for them, they just estimated by thinking, "It's well after dark here at Benden, it's got to be dusk at the Harper Hall." Not necessarily in so many words, but...
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