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Forum: The Library Café Sep 28 2017, 03:21 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 900
Posted By D. M. Domini
Re: D. M. Domini?

Hey guys. Just saw this now.

I'm around. Kinda?

2017's been a bit rough for me. A lot of personal stuff has been...coming home to roost? Some mental, some financial.

On the mental front,...
Forum: The Library Café Mar 15 2017, 05:25 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 1,222
Posted By D. M. Domini
Re: Webcomics - Do you read them?

I'm a fan of Kill Six Billion Demons recently: http://killsixbilliondemons.com/

The first few pages/scene or so is...well, it's rocky and weird-looking and I don't much like it, but once you get...
Forum: The Library Café Jan 14 2017, 09:14 PM
Replies: 42
Views: 3,202
Posted By D. M. Domini
Re: The Future of Fan-fic

I'm personally skeptical that they'll give permission, since every thing I ever read about the matter in the past pointed to wanting to make sure the copyright and such are firmly in AMC's children's...
Forum: Dragonriders of Pern Oct 26 2015, 04:45 AM
Replies: 20
Views: 3,407
Posted By D. M. Domini
Re: Comfort Books?

Hm, for Pern my comfort book would probably be Dragonsinger. (For all of AMC's works, Damia, maybe followed by The Ship Who Sang or Crystal Singer.) In Dragonsinger, I like to re-meet Domick and the...
Forum: Exhibit Hall Jul 7 2015, 10:05 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 2,939
Posted By D. M. Domini
Re: Dragon name generator

I've done another iteration, here:

http://www.danni.space/test2/randomnames.php
Forum: Book Collector's Meeting Room Jun 29 2015, 06:27 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 7,278
Posted By D. M. Domini
Re: 'Wherry' in other language translations

What did you translate "wher" to?

Given the relationship between dragons and whers, I feel like a wher would be closer to a wyvern. Maybe not in body type, but more like...a less evolved dragon....
Forum: Exhibit Hall Jun 29 2015, 06:18 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 2,939
Posted By D. M. Domini
Re: Dragon name generator

To me, it would be a bit messy if I had to "fix" too many of the names. So I've been massaging the list so mostly good ones come out.

I did some updates today. :D

Edit: For example, it...
Forum: Talent: Pegasus, Tower & Hive, and Barque Cats Jun 29 2015, 04:42 PM
Replies: 29
Views: 5,326
Posted By D. M. Domini
Re: T-1s and Primes

Kuagi - I agree, there's definitely evidence that the title "Prime" is specific to T-1 telepath/teleports working in the FT&T. Like, Elizara (and Zara Lyon) are both T-1s, but not Primes. It's also...
Forum: Talent: Pegasus, Tower & Hive, and Barque Cats Jun 19 2015, 10:55 PM
Replies: 29
Views: 5,326
Posted By D. M. Domini
Re: T-1s and Primes

Hey Bane Sidhe!

There's no formal list really of what Primes or other ratings are capable of. Initially, given evidence in the books that two T-2s can do what a Prime can do (just with more...
Forum: Exhibit Hall Jun 19 2015, 10:29 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 2,939
Posted By D. M. Domini
Re: Dragon name generator

And, wow...

My own script is being mean to me by throwing out this (non) beauty:

Behold, the brown dragon:

Browishith

::facepalm::
Forum: Exhibit Hall Jun 19 2015, 10:25 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 2,939
Posted By D. M. Domini
Thumbs up Dragon name generator

Hi guys! I made something. It's not a story for once.

It's a dragon name generator!

http://www.danni.space/test2/php_random_names.php

That's its temporary home. I'm still tweaking it a...
Forum: The Library Café Apr 23 2015, 08:47 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 1,332
Posted By D. M. Domini
Re: Vote for Anne!

Voted.

I was a bit confused that she wasn't on the first page, but it's a 3 page poll thing, so if you don't see her on the first, choose some entries (shouldn't be hard to do!) and move to the...
Forum: Dragonriders of Pern Jan 25 2015, 04:42 PM
Replies: 90
Views: 13,100
Posted By D. M. Domini
Re: Deaf Pernese and Blind Pernese? And Color Blind People?

Please do, I'd love to read your stories!



Yeah, given AMC's culture is heavily western (even if asian/indian peoples are name-checked, the CULTURE is still heavily western, and heavily...
Forum: Talent: Pegasus, Tower & Hive, and Barque Cats Dec 14 2014, 02:15 PM
Replies: 0
Views: 3,007
Posted By D. M. Domini
The story of Afra's life. (huge Sims 4 screenshots)

Damia sets herself on fire.

Afra puts it out.

Afra's expression: I'm SO done with these Gwyn-Raven women!

http://i.imgur.com/DszIEDT.png

http://i.imgur.com/Iuur4x4.png
Forum: Dragonriders of Pern Dec 1 2014, 08:36 AM
Replies: 90
Views: 13,100
Posted By D. M. Domini
Re: Deaf Pernese and Blind Pernese? And Color Blind People?

Xenolith - thank you for your post! I'm sorry you had the type of "meeting" you did with AMC, but glad you're here now.

I'd be really interested in reading any fanfics you might do with a deaf...
Forum: Talent: Pegasus, Tower & Hive, and Barque Cats Oct 5 2014, 02:36 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 1,931
Posted By D. M. Domini
Re: You will all hate me or love me for this.

One more, a close up of Afra:

http://puu.sh/bZRtY/3f4f606e2e.jpg
Forum: Talent: Pegasus, Tower & Hive, and Barque Cats Oct 5 2014, 02:25 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 1,931
Posted By D. M. Domini
Re: You will all hate me or love me for this.

So, some other examples of characters.

I let Damia and Afra have their first 3 kids "naturally". They all happened to be female, so I had to skip over the boy names. They also don't match up...
Forum: Talent: Pegasus, Tower & Hive, and Barque Cats Oct 5 2014, 12:18 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 1,931
Posted By D. M. Domini
Re: You will all hate me or love me for this.

Damia is not pleased with her childrens' birthday cake:

http://puu.sh/bZIHK/4718f62a4a.jpg

Unfortunately, can't get a stripe in her hair yet. We'll just pretend she dyed it, right?
Forum: Talent: Pegasus, Tower & Hive, and Barque Cats Oct 5 2014, 12:11 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 1,931
Posted By D. M. Domini
Re: You will all hate me or love me for this.

Actually, here's his flirty mood:

http://puu.sh/bZI9R/f1d3bc7102.jpg

Apparently when I told him to go read a book, he went and read a romance novel.

He also wants to buy a microscope, and...
Forum: Talent: Pegasus, Tower & Hive, and Barque Cats Oct 5 2014, 12:07 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 1,931
Posted By D. M. Domini
You will all hate me or love me for this.

Way back in the day when Sims 2 was out, I made Afra Lyon, Damia Gwyn-Raven, and their gigantic brood of children. And I posted pictures.

I didn't do it for Sims 3 because I couldn't stand how...
Forum: Dragonriders of Pern Oct 4 2014, 11:59 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 1,911
Posted By D. M. Domini
Re: Dragon wings & Flight

Unless, of course, dragon flight is all telekinetic anyway since they can carry as much weight as they "think" they can.

If that's the case, I'd say they can fly as soon as the telekinetic effort...
Forum: Exhibit Hall Jul 13 2014, 12:11 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 4,802
Posted By D. M. Domini
Re: Dragonquest Fan Art by MMHudson

I fully understand that writing is a business. If I have my way, someday I will support myself on my own writing. I also understand that it hurts to be taken advantage of. I have been taken...
Forum: Dragonriders of Pern Jul 13 2014, 05:50 AM
Replies: 46
Views: 7,405
Posted By D. M. Domini
Re: Fire lizard colors

@Cygnus - Bwahahaha. "At the same time have her not get any respect because she's the great great great to the Nth removed grandchild of Rodney Dangerfield or something."

That's actually a GREAT...
Forum: Talent: Pegasus, Tower & Hive, and Barque Cats Jul 12 2014, 09:07 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 6,060
Posted By D. M. Domini
Re: Green vs. Yellow

For a time I saw correlations between Data of STNG, but the original stories with Afra in them were published before that show aired. I think one of the short stories MIGHT even predate the original...
Forum: Exhibit Hall Jul 12 2014, 09:03 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 4,802
Posted By D. M. Domini
Dragonquest Fan Art by MMHudson

This is also amazing. Wow. But the story in it re: threatened legal action is dismaying. I really hate the history of legal threatening in this fandom. I mean, I get "where" it came from, it...
Forum: Talent: Pegasus, Tower & Hive, and Barque Cats Jul 12 2014, 05:12 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 10,291
Posted By D. M. Domini
Re: Fix-It Fun!

I sometimes wonder how younger people feel about retro SFF.

When I came to it, even though it was the 1990s, I personally was living in a technologically retro household. No TV. Barely a radio. ...
Forum: The Library Café Jul 12 2014, 04:47 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 920
Posted By D. M. Domini
Thumbs up I'm a dork. Any other Flight Rising members?

I don't know why I've never asked here, but...does anyone else play the game Flight Rising? (http://flightrising.com/index.php)

It's basically a website pet game where you have dragons that you...
Forum: Photography ConCrit Jul 12 2014, 04:41 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 2,716
Posted By D. M. Domini
Re: Kibby's pictures

I agree, 1 and 4 are best.
Forum: Exhibit Hall Jul 12 2014, 04:34 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 3,106
Posted By D. M. Domini
The Original Mother of Dragons, by MMHudson

I recently found this image on Deviantart of Faranth and Sorka by artist MMHudson! It's absolutely stunning.

Visit the author's entry and leave them a comment! I'm SO excited to have come across...
Forum: Dragonriders of Pern Jul 12 2014, 10:26 AM
Replies: 15
Views: 3,048
Posted By D. M. Domini
Re: Endless speculations

Razor - you didn't cause offense. It just sort of reminded me that from the outside I could very easily look incredibly stupid, or lend a "wet-blanket" feel to the fandom when that's not my intent. ...
Forum: Talent: Pegasus, Tower & Hive, and Barque Cats Jul 12 2014, 10:22 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 6,060
Posted By D. M. Domini
Re: Green vs. Yellow

Kaltia is mentioned as having inherited her father's yellow eyes.

None of them are said to have inherited his skin.

My pet theory is that Capella has an invasive bacteria-like organism present...
Forum: Dragonriders of Pern Jul 8 2014, 02:42 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 3,048
Posted By D. M. Domini
Re: Endless speculations

I think sometimes people misinterpret the "endless speculation" that occurs as being more...harsh? Malevolent? Mean-spirited? Than it is.

I myself am very prone to very wild speculation (I...
Forum: Talent: Pegasus, Tower & Hive, and Barque Cats Jul 8 2014, 02:34 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 10,291
Posted By D. M. Domini
Fix-It Fun!

Because I'm tired of talking to myself, I wanted to brain-storm stuff!

So, I think it's sort of obvious there are parts of AMC's universes which are showing their age, alas. Be it predicted...
Forum: Talent: Pegasus, Tower & Hive, and Barque Cats Jul 8 2014, 02:27 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 6,060
Posted By D. M. Domini
Green vs. Yellow

In the short story "The Lady in the Tower" (if I recall correctly...it's that or "A Meeting of Minds"), Afra is described as yellow-skinned. In the later novel Damia, Afra definitely becomes...
Forum: Dragonriders of Pern Jun 29 2014, 04:08 AM
Replies: 24
Views: 3,328
Posted By D. M. Domini
Re: All the fics of Pern

@Kath - I always keep wondering why there's so few 9th Pass fanfics, or fanfics utilizing canon characters. In other fandoms, it's the exact opposite, and woe upon you if you try to insert an...
Forum: Dragonriders of Pern Jun 27 2014, 08:57 AM
Replies: 36
Views: 3,057
Posted By D. M. Domini
Re: AU: What would YOU change?

Skywaterblue - Actually, they are technology-interested from the start, although it's more obvious in Dragonquest than Dragonflight. It seems that technology mostly existed in old records and hides,...
Forum: Dragonriders of Pern Jun 27 2014, 08:52 AM
Replies: 24
Views: 3,461
Posted By D. M. Domini
Re: Fur and textiles on Pern

@Kim - I don't really like the change in names for farm animals either. I sometimes try to explain it as a Harper move to attempt to retain some manner of the scientific names for them (bovine,...
Forum: Dragonriders of Pern Jun 23 2014, 05:20 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 1,620
Posted By D. M. Domini
Re: Pern on io9!

Ha, he's a brave man for warding into that morass! I took one look at the comments on that article and just didn't get involved.
Forum: Dragonriders of Pern Jun 23 2014, 05:16 PM
Replies: 24
Views: 3,461
Posted By D. M. Domini
Re: Fur and textiles on Pern

Even if some of them are fur, I still maintain it's sort of ridiculous to lose the term "blanket".
Forum: Dragonriders of Pern Jun 23 2014, 09:13 AM
Replies: 24
Views: 3,461
Posted By D. M. Domini
Re: Fur and textiles on Pern

I know many folks find Orson Scott Card problematic due to his views on homosexuality, but he did write a book on writing which I managed to read once. (Very odd for me, as I always hated reading...
Forum: Dragonriders of Pern Jun 18 2014, 04:57 AM
Replies: 36
Views: 3,057
Posted By D. M. Domini
Re: AU: What would YOU change?

@Kim - Thank you. :)
@skywaterblue - You made me laugh, because you said "redeem" Sebell. Usually I'd see that word used on, say, an anti-hero, but in Sebell's case he'd be redeemed out of being...
Forum: Dragonriders of Pern Jun 17 2014, 07:35 AM
Replies: 36
Views: 3,057
Posted By D. M. Domini
Re: AU: What would YOU change?

I'd rewrite MHoP entirely, to prove that Robinton is badass. That Jora stuff would be fixed in that; she'd either be proven as a horrible person, or there'd be more detail about how much of an ass...
Forum: Dragonriders of Pern Jun 15 2014, 04:46 AM
Replies: 18
Views: 2,772
Posted By D. M. Domini
Re: Fandom-Moan-ium

Kath writes some awesome stuff too.
Forum: Talent: Pegasus, Tower & Hive, and Barque Cats Jun 11 2014, 07:41 PM
Replies: 28
Views: 13,403
Posted By D. M. Domini
Re: Afra: Questionable attraction?

JParsons - I agree, it's definitely a habit of AMC's.

You can throw Sebell and Menolly onto that list too, and not just because Menolly wanted Rob. In MHoP Sebell was retroactively aged up to be...
Forum: Dragonriders of Pern Jun 11 2014, 07:24 PM
Replies: 21
Views: 3,467
Posted By D. M. Domini
Re: Watch whers

Haven't read Todd's books, but it seems reasonable that if you had an all-green operation going, maybe the absence of males would inhibit them from rising, to save resources better used for when a...
Forum: Dragonriders of Pern Jun 11 2014, 07:02 PM
Replies: 50
Views: 8,890
Posted By D. M. Domini
Re: F'lar and Lessa: Why?

Lessa and F'lar are by personality all about using each other. And for Lessa, if she'd become Lady Holder and wed, there really hasn't been anyone close to her age introduced that she wouldn't...
Forum: Dragonriders of Pern Jun 11 2014, 06:53 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 2,772
Posted By D. M. Domini
Re: Fandom-Moan-ium

Aja - I actually stick to writing fanfic and stay away from online weyrs because I feel like RPG weyrs are sort of a magnet for that type of thing. Really, the whole "dragon lust will make two...
Forum: Dragonriders of Pern Jun 11 2014, 06:42 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 2,593
Posted By D. M. Domini
Re: Toric's Personality

Bwahahaha. I could see Groghe doing that.

On the topic of Half-Circle, I always had the impression it was founded because the natural cavern made an excellent fishing spot, but it literally had...
Forum: Dragonriders of Pern May 10 2014, 11:56 PM
Replies: 36
Views: 4,201
Posted By D. M. Domini
Re: Domick and Menolly

Well, in light of Sebell being aged up to about the same thing in MHoP, and all the UST with Robinton, seems the author doesn't mind at all putting her with an older guy a la Damia and Afra.
...
Forum: Dragonriders of Pern May 10 2014, 11:52 PM
Replies: 29
Views: 4,261
Posted By D. M. Domini
Re: Fax and Gemma

Re: Toric - I'm pretty sure he's not at all related to Fax. The start of Renegades has a bit about him speaking to his father I think.
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