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Forum: Dragonriders of Pern May 7 2016, 07:46 PM
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Views: 2,648
Posted By Gilluin
Re: A new fan for Anne McCaffrey

The Dinosaur planet books were good. I loved the crystal singer trilogy. Restore was alright. Even though I read some of them I couldn't get into the Powers or the ship books. Everything Anna wrote...
Forum: Dragonriders of Pern Feb 21 2016, 05:46 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 7,510
Posted By Gilluin
Re: The Size of Pern

I looked at the atlas of Pern and discovered something interesting. The size of the northern continent is only 1000 miles from Tillek to Benden and only 3 northern continents fit on the globe, or...
Forum: Dragonriders of Pern Dec 7 2015, 05:23 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 5,298
Posted By Gilluin
Re: What Would Happen...

In SOP there is several references to computer terminals being installed in several holds. Certainly if the Pernese can operate in space and AVIAS directed them to a level of technology that allowed...
Forum: Dragonriders of Pern Dec 6 2015, 05:44 PM
Replies: 70
Views: 17,620
Posted By Gilluin
Re: Another big, unanswered question

Yes but why is there a need for it? Can't there be a world were religion does not exist?
Forum: Dragonriders of Pern Dec 6 2015, 05:41 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 5,298
Posted By Gilluin
Re: What Would Happen...

The knowledge will not be lost again. Robinton set things in motion to assure that the Pernese will not loose knowledge again.

1 all the knowledge in the AVIAS files are being hard copied and...
Forum: Dragonriders of Pern Nov 25 2015, 02:51 PM
Replies: 70
Views: 17,620
Posted By Gilluin
Re: Another big, unanswered question

I will throw this back at you OP. Why does there have to be religion?
Forum: Dragonriders of Pern Oct 10 2015, 09:45 AM
Replies: 22
Views: 6,630
Posted By Gilluin
Re: New Covers for Harper Hall trilogy

the fire lizards are missing their front legs and their colors are off. Do the people who draw these covers actually read the books?
Forum: Dragonriders of Pern Sep 27 2015, 12:41 PM
Replies: 70
Views: 17,620
Posted By Gilluin
Re: Another big, unanswered question

I turn 50 next month. I believe most people are deluded, you can be deluded, without being stupid. I do understand the draw of religion and I understand the emotional support that people get out of...
Forum: Dragonriders of Pern Sep 27 2015, 09:11 AM
Replies: 70
Views: 17,620
Posted By Gilluin
Re: Another big, unanswered question

That is exactly what people are who believe in gods and religion, scared children who are afraid to put all that boggy man crap behind them. Anyone who has a belief in a god is not grown up enough to...
Forum: Dragonriders of Pern Sep 22 2015, 02:41 PM
Replies: 70
Views: 17,620
Posted By Gilluin
Re: Another big, unanswered question

Think about this for a second. How do you know about religion or a god? You are taught these beliefs as a child. What if there is no religion or belief to be taught and nothing about religion or a...
Forum: Dragonriders of Pern Sep 22 2015, 02:32 PM
Replies: 70
Views: 17,620
Posted By Gilluin
Re: Another big, unanswered question

Easy they grew up and put fairy tales behind them. It is not hard to live without religion and know that there is no god that the religions talk about and believe in. I will give you an example. Is...
Forum: Dragonriders of Pern Sep 13 2015, 05:35 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 6,111
Posted By Gilluin
Re: Pern measurements

The colonists would have used the metric system. Anne mentions clicks in the books. A click is 1 kilometer. I can not see the descendants moving away from the metric system, even if they do not use...
Forum: Dragonriders of Pern Sep 7 2015, 07:45 PM
Replies: 64
Views: 15,441
Posted By Gilluin
Re: Tubberman's Big Cats

I have never understood why they would bring big cats in the first place. It makes no sense.
Forum: Dragonriders of Pern Jul 8 2015, 08:13 PM
Replies: 25
Views: 6,256
Posted By Gilluin
Re: Pern in 500 years

Well I am not to familiar with Russian or even European rural life. I am familiar American rural life. We could easily say that pern is like modern rural Ireland.
Forum: Dragonriders of Pern Jul 8 2015, 04:42 PM
Replies: 25
Views: 6,256
Posted By Gilluin
Re: Pern in 500 years

I still stand by my statement that they would end up in a late 20 th century type of society. We are not that far from the late 20th century. People still had farms, they still road horses. I can see...
Forum: Dragonriders of Pern Jul 8 2015, 04:31 PM
Replies: 25
Views: 6,256
Posted By Gilluin
Re: Pern in 500 years

I don't see where integrated circuits, and computer parts are that hard to manufacture. Integrated circuits are just silicone and wire. Most can be printed right on the silicone boards. Remember they...
Forum: Dragonriders of Pern Jul 7 2015, 09:21 PM
Replies: 27
Views: 6,534
Posted By Gilluin
Re: What If: Jaxom Warns the Colonists

Who said he didn't. Since Ruth was about the size of the original dragons, and he was a blend of all the colors , where do you think kitty ping got the genetic material from?
Forum: Dragonriders of Pern Jun 22 2015, 10:23 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 2,142
Posted By Gilluin
Re: Lord Holders elected ?

Actually the conformation is only to stave off a blood duels. This is why Robinton tried to Meron to name his heir. Meron being the dick that he was wanted his sons to fight to the death.
Forum: Dragonriders of Pern Jun 14 2015, 07:03 PM
Replies: 25
Views: 6,256
Posted By Gilluin
Re: Pern in 500 years

Pern is the same as Earth and has the same resources. Study planetary formation all the heavy elements stay in the inner solar system. So I would say that Pern has just as many resources as Earth.
...
Forum: Dragonriders of Pern Jun 5 2015, 08:51 AM
Replies: 18
Views: 7,510
Posted By Gilluin
Re: The Size of Pern

Pern's northern continent can not be as large as Eurasia. Think about how long it would take on foot to go from Lisbon to Seoul. That would be the same as walking from Tillek to Benden Wyer. Also I...
Forum: Dragonriders of Pern Jun 5 2015, 08:37 AM
Replies: 18
Views: 7,510
Posted By Gilluin
Re: The Size of Pern

The current theory on how the earth got its moon,http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Giant_impact_hypothesis is that early in the earths formation an object the size of mars struck the earth at a glancing...
Forum: Dragonriders of Pern May 18 2015, 05:36 AM
Replies: 23
Views: 3,903
Posted By Gilluin
Re: Female green riders

I still don't see it. How does a hetero male see sensuality in another male? As a gay man I don't find or recognize sensuality in women so why would a heterosexual man see it in men.
Forum: Dragonriders of Pern May 13 2015, 07:20 AM
Replies: 60
Views: 16,845
Posted By Gilluin
Re: Federation?

was the whole wizengot(or however you spell it) under the imperious curse? Don't you think that some of them would say no we can not round up the muggle born? No we can not put that big statue to the...
Forum: Dragonriders of Pern May 11 2015, 09:13 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 7,235
Posted By Gilluin
Re: Dragonriders of Pern games

what is the games are no longer produced?
Forum: Dragonriders of Pern May 11 2015, 07:12 PM
Replies: 23
Views: 3,903
Posted By Gilluin
Re: Female green riders

The reason I bring this up is because in SOP, bottom of page 27 in the hard copy, F'lessan makes the following observation about Tai. "She wasn't pretty; she didn't act sensual, the way some green...
Forum: Dragonriders of Pern May 11 2015, 05:41 AM
Replies: 23
Views: 3,903
Posted By Gilluin
Female green riders

How many female green rider are there by mid 9th pass? I understand that there are only 2 Mirrim and Tai by 31. Could there be others?
Forum: Dragonriders of Pern May 8 2015, 07:34 AM
Replies: 60
Views: 16,845
Posted By Gilluin
Re: Federation?

Really so you would like to live in a world where with the change in leadership, you could be rounded up by the secret police, questioned tortured and made to wear the wizard equivalent of a yellow...
Forum: Dragonriders of Pern May 7 2015, 09:00 AM
Replies: 60
Views: 16,845
Posted By Gilluin
Re: Federation?

Harrys use of two of the unforgiveable curses is more then just morally dubious, it is criminal.

I would rather be on Pern any day then stuck in the world of Harry Potter.
Forum: Dragonriders of Pern May 7 2015, 08:45 AM
Replies: 18
Views: 6,284
Posted By Gilluin
Re: How can Mirrim be a weyr leader?

So then Mirrim is actually the Weyrs headwoman. I guess she carries the title weyrwoman (small w) not Weyrwoman (capital w) because she is also a dragonrider
Forum: Dragonriders of Pern May 3 2015, 07:56 PM
Replies: 60
Views: 16,845
Posted By Gilluin
Re: Federation?

So apearantly

1 dealing with the undead as in the cave
2 12 grimmauld place
3 mind controlling your enemies
4 wiping your parents memories
5 reanimating corpses
6 house elf slavery
7...
Forum: Dragonriders of Pern May 3 2015, 07:25 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 1,255
Posted By Gilluin
southern hold

How big is Southern Hold and what are its boundaries?
Forum: Dragonriders of Pern May 3 2015, 06:36 AM
Replies: 60
Views: 16,845
Posted By Gilluin
Re: Federation?

I am not talking about actions of the characters I am talking about tone of the books. I am sorry but the tone of harry potter and the subject matter is very, very dark.
Forum: Dragonriders of Pern May 2 2015, 04:19 PM
Replies: 60
Views: 16,845
Posted By Gilluin
Re: Federation?

Agreed, but the overall tone of Pern and Its dragons is hopeful. The overall tone of Harry Potter is dark, even the lighter stuff is tinged with dark themes. It is like Pern is a summer day at the...
Forum: Dragonriders of Pern May 2 2015, 02:57 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 6,284
Posted By Gilluin
Re: How can Mirrim be a weyr leader?

50% of any Wyer is filled with green riders. Why is Mirrim so special? What if T'gellan was bi and his weyrmate was a male green rider? Would the male green rider be accorded special treatment like...
Forum: Dragonriders of Pern Apr 30 2015, 11:01 AM
Replies: 37
Views: 7,430
Posted By Gilluin
Re: Banks and Bankers on Pern

I believe that there are certain things we are not meant to think about. The economy of Pern is one of them. Sort of like Dorothy and the wizard, don't look behind the curtain. :)
Forum: Dragonriders of Pern Apr 29 2015, 08:50 PM
Replies: 39
Views: 7,092
Posted By Gilluin
Re: Domick and Menolly

very true in an agrarian society. The age you can marry in Nebraska is 14, a hold over from the 19th century.
Forum: Dragonriders of Pern Apr 29 2015, 08:16 PM
Replies: 60
Views: 16,845
Posted By Gilluin
Re: Federation?

Why mix the dark world of Harry Potter and the bright world of Pern.

The Dragons die if they do not find a Human to impress. Kitty Ping programed them to so. The Dragons can not leave the Rukbat...
Forum: Dragonriders of Pern Mar 13 2015, 11:14 PM
Replies: 20
Views: 7,493
Posted By Gilluin
Re: He was HOW old?

We are talking about an agrarian society. Look at the agrarian societies in the past on Earth. Children being married off at 13 or 14. I know it is Cliché, but granny on the Beverly Hillbillies was...
Forum: Dragonriders of Pern Mar 13 2015, 11:03 PM
Replies: 60
Views: 16,845
Posted By Gilluin
Re: Federation?

Yes I am aware, but the three series are more interconnected then Star trek and Pern. I can't imagine such an "abomination"
Forum: Dragonriders of Pern Mar 13 2015, 08:50 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 4,278
Posted By Gilluin
Re: Frozen (Zombie?) Thread

Actually I am not sure how thread survives at all in the upper atmosphere after the shell burns off. The Atmosphere on earth is as low as -30f at 30000 feet also the thread shells hit the atmosphere...
Forum: Dragonriders of Pern Mar 11 2015, 08:24 PM
Replies: 205
Views: 33,524
Posted By Gilluin
Re: If You Were to Impress...

I have a feeling I would impress green since I am primarily a gay bottom but being a masculine gay man I would end up with a blue.
Forum: Dragonriders of Pern Mar 11 2015, 06:41 PM
Replies: 60
Views: 16,845
Posted By Gilluin
Re: Federation?

They are in totally different universes and something that Anne would discourage strongly. Remember that the colonists wanted to get away from Earth and all its problems. I could see a crossover in...
Forum: Dragonriders of Pern Apr 3 2006, 08:38 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 1,779
Posted By Gilluin
Religion

Does anyone know anything about the back story how earth emerged from the age of religions? Emily Boll hints at it but I can find no quotes.
Forum: Dragonriders of Pern Apr 3 2006, 07:38 PM
Replies: 46
Views: 5,246
Posted By Gilluin
Re: People of Pern: What do they smell like?

I am thinking that they should smell a lot like the Amish. In many of the books we read about the upper part of pernese society. I think that they would smell like people who do don't bathe that...
Forum: Dragonriders of Pern Oct 1 2005, 10:37 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 2,812
Posted By Gilluin
Re: They wore what?

They wear a tunic and a pair of trousers. Remember Piemur getting several new suits of clothing. I would go with a womans or mens pull over blouse and a pair of leather pants and boots. You could...
Forum: Dragonriders of Pern May 21 2005, 08:56 AM
Replies: 30
Views: 4,808
Posted By Gilluin
Re: Favorite Human Character?

F'nor all the way. He is brave, handsome, honorable, happy-go-lucky, positive, and is not at all threated by or jealous of his brother. He is just happy with his place in life, except for that canth...
Forum: Dragonriders of Pern May 12 2005, 12:57 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 2,768
Posted By Gilluin
Re: secrets of Anne's success

Anne creates a world that you feel as if you are right there. I felt as if I were with Menolly as she was running from the hold. Her wrighting is so vivid.
Forum: Dragonriders of Pern May 4 2005, 11:25 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 2,351
Posted By Gilluin
Eggs

How do you think that people know the difference between a egg that has a gold and one that has one of the lesser colors in it? Do you think Kitty Ping programed the eggs to have a different color. I...
Forum: Dragonriders of Pern May 2 2005, 04:52 PM
Replies: 23
Views: 4,688
Posted By Gilluin
Re: After Thread - At what level will the number of dragons go to?

Dragons and their riders have a 3 fold role on pern post thread.

1, Transport remember that the dragons were originally designed to replace the failing sleds. So I can see some taxi type fee...
Forum: Dragonriders of Pern Apr 29 2005, 09:20 AM
Replies: 26
Views: 2,940
Posted By Gilluin
Re: Qustion about Liniage (sp?)

I would say that after 2500 years and only 6000, or about, original colonists that everyone is related in some way to everyone. The records issue is another hole in the plot. I still have a hard time...
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