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Forum: Dragonriders of Pern Feb 3 2010, 05:04 AM
Replies: 63
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Posted By calenlily
Re: Rank issues

Actually, F'lessan was being an overachiever in that respect - the flying Wingsecond with Southern and Monaco was essentially on a volunteer basis. He was still a Benden Wingleader at the same time.
Forum: Dragonriders of Pern Jan 11 2010, 07:27 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 2,496
Posted By calenlily
Re: Random Questions....

I believe the reference you're thinking of is

However, none of the stories set in that time period say anything to either confirm or deny. I would be wary of accepting information they had about...
Forum: Exhibit Hall Jan 9 2010, 09:18 PM
Replies: 41
Views: 3,927
Posted By calenlily
Re: Kath became a fan of DRAGONFLIGHT!

Kath, did this get taken down? I went to reread it, but the link gave me a "you are not allowed to view this entry" message. :(
Forum: Exhibit Hall Jan 6 2010, 08:12 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 1,807
Posted By calenlily
OMG It's the Red Star

http://i263.photobucket.com/albums/ii157/calenlily/RedStar.jpg

A photo I took last summer (completely unedited). That's actually the sun, and it was a cloudless day - the coloring is due to smoke...
Forum: Dragonriders of Pern Jan 2 2010, 05:32 AM
Replies: 55
Views: 8,993
Posted By calenlily
Re: Lessa being telepathic with humans?

Her interference with the food preparation was through more mundane means, but she was definitely using her mental powers to bring about the duel. Later in DF, at the meeting where R'gul forbids...
Forum: Dragonriders of Pern Dec 29 2009, 08:07 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 2,299
Posted By calenlily
Lady Holders

If someone is Lady Holder in her own right, how would getting married affect her authority? (And how much is this likely to differ based on the time period?)
Forum: Beyond Anne McCaffrey Dec 26 2009, 06:25 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 1,494
Posted By calenlily
Yuletide!

Fanfic readers, if you've never heard of Yuletide, I highly recommend checking it out. Yuletide is a multi-fandom fic exchange dedicated to small fandoms, and their 2009 archive just opened up...
Forum: Dragonriders of Pern Dec 15 2009, 07:40 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 2,580
Posted By calenlily
Re: Oldtimers in the South

It looks like DD means Dragondrums.
Forum: Dragonriders of Pern Nov 21 2009, 03:01 AM
Replies: 19
Views: 3,361
Posted By calenlily
Re: Favourite Lessa scene

I love that scene too. Domesticity and banter are :heart: Also I love that F'lar puts indecent amounts of sweetener in his klah; my family always gives me hell for "adulterating" my coffee. :grin:
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Forum: Dragonriders of Pern Nov 19 2009, 05:40 PM
Replies: 19
Views: 3,361
Posted By calenlily
Re: Favourite Lessa scene

I approve of this topic :grin:

...drat, I'm stuck with the same problem as with the Favorite F'lar Scene one; paralyzed by too many options. :irk:

I definitely second all of yours, Talisath.
...
Forum: Dragonriders of Pern Nov 18 2009, 05:09 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 2,507
Posted By calenlily
Re: Favorite F'nor Scene [Equal Time]

It's the beginning of the part with the mating flight (p113-118 in my copy); F'nor explains about the long Interval and F'lon's death and how R'gul became Weyrleader and why sending K'net to raid was...
Forum: Dragonriders of Pern Nov 16 2009, 04:06 PM
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Posted By calenlily
Re: Favorite F'nor Scene [Equal Time]

If I recall correctly, there's actually a rather nice sketch of it in the corner of one of the pages in DLG (unfortunately I don't own a copy of it, so I can't look it up).
Forum: Dragonriders of Pern Nov 16 2009, 03:38 AM
Replies: 16
Views: 2,507
Posted By calenlily
Re: Favorite F'nor Scene [Equal Time]

DQ (p67). Canth being totally cool. :grin:


Also, there's a one-liner in DF that that I love for the foreshadow-y irony, when they're discussing setting up a Weyr on the Southern Continent...
Forum: Dragonriders of Pern Nov 13 2009, 11:17 PM
Replies: 95
Views: 10,879
Posted By calenlily
Re: Favorite F'lar scene...

No problem! Canon finding is fun :grin:
Forum: Dragonriders of Pern Nov 13 2009, 05:29 PM
Replies: 95
Views: 10,879
Posted By calenlily
Re: Favorite F'lar scene...

The scene you're thinking of is actually the third chapter of DQ (page 44 in my copy):



...Mostly I'm just commenting to say that Mnementh is generally awesome :grin:
Forum: Dragonriders of Pern Nov 12 2009, 05:19 AM
Replies: 54
Views: 6,622
Posted By calenlily
Re: A Idea For A Pern Movie Storyline...

I don't think it would be hard at all to make them PG-13/T/whatever. I'd say the books are about the equivalent of that, anyway.

I was in middle school, 12 or so if I recall correctly, first time...
Forum: Dragonriders of Pern Nov 6 2009, 07:20 PM
Replies: 81
Views: 12,368
Posted By calenlily
Re: AAAAAAAAARGH! When?!

I dunno, I'd prefer if it hit him when he was visiting Paradise River and the owners were home. :fiend:
Forum: Dragonriders of Pern Nov 5 2009, 04:51 PM
Replies: 81
Views: 12,368
Posted By calenlily
Re: AAAAAAAAARGH! When?!

That's horrible! ...I like this idea :lol:
Forum: Dragonriders of Pern Nov 3 2009, 07:07 PM
Replies: 28
Views: 4,497
Posted By calenlily
Re: Naming a child on Pern - how?

Yeah, I'm pretty sure I've seen a number of dragonrider names without clear connection to the parents. For instance, I'm pretty sure G'dened was the son of D'ram and Fanna.
Forum: Dragonriders of Pern Nov 3 2009, 07:01 PM
Replies: 80
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Posted By calenlily
Re: F'lar and dueling - a favorite pasttime?

Um, do you mean respected? Because that makes a lot more sense than respectful. :)

But yeah, I definitely think there's something to that. Also there's the idea that by the end of a Pass people...
Forum: Dragonriders of Pern Oct 25 2009, 06:51 AM
Replies: 95
Views: 10,879
Posted By calenlily
Re: Favorite F'lar scene...

*fangirl squee*

That's wonderful news, Lady Maelin. I can't wait to see it!
Forum: Dragonriders of Pern Oct 20 2009, 05:47 AM
Replies: 95
Views: 10,879
Posted By calenlily
Re: Favorite F'lar scene...

:brow:Who says you have to want to live with a character to like them? It's very possible to like a character in spite of their faults, or even because of them. I'm well aware that F'lar is not...
Forum: Dragonriders of Pern Jul 9 2009, 07:28 PM
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Posted By calenlily
Forum: Dragonriders of Pern Jun 22 2009, 09:57 PM
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Posted By calenlily
Re: Should have been something else

I'm trying to say "you're wrong!" just "this is how I interpreted it", and my interpretation happens to be different than yours, is all.
Forum: Dragonriders of Pern Jun 22 2009, 05:54 AM
Replies: 122
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Posted By calenlily
Re: Should have been something else

Seconding Shalyn. There's a difference between forgetting someone's name and not recognizing the person. F'nor talks about Toric like he's never met him before. (Also, Weyrlady, you mention that...
Forum: Dragonriders of Pern Jun 20 2009, 06:21 AM
Replies: 78
Views: 16,878
Posted By calenlily
Re: Oldtimer queens lack of rising in White Dragon

Source is F'lar's quote during the fight in DQ (p189):
Forum: Dragonriders of Pern Jun 20 2009, 05:45 AM
Replies: 122
Views: 13,385
Posted By calenlily
Re: Should have been something else

Or she might just not have had a chance. It's been noted that queens rarely choose weyrbred girls, so maybe none of them were actually given the chance to stand as Candidates, and, while...
Forum: Dragonriders of Pern Jun 17 2009, 07:17 PM
Replies: 122
Views: 13,385
Posted By calenlily
Re: Should have been something else

It's in DQ, page 155-156 in my paperback (beginning of Chapter IX).
Forum: Dragonriders of Pern Jun 12 2009, 03:46 AM
Replies: 20
Views: 2,789
Posted By calenlily
Re: Dragon mental abilities

My theory is that dragons can't get inside the minds of people other than their rider, but if someone is projecting they may pick up on it. How strongly the person has to be thinking something for...
Forum: Dragonriders of Pern Jun 8 2009, 05:39 AM
Replies: 34
Views: 10,784
Posted By calenlily
Re: Brekke and Re-Impression

Well said, ED. That's my understanding of it as well.

On ages, there's definitely a limited range in which someone is eligible to Impress. While the limits are never specifically set out, from all...
Forum: Dragonriders of Pern Jun 4 2009, 02:00 AM
Replies: 70
Views: 9,811
Posted By calenlily
Re: So anybody else get tired of all the gold and bronze dragon loven?

Seconding Hans and ED. Also, sad as it is, people are elitist and discriminatory and prejudiced. If one factor is taken away, they'll find another to judge by. Pern's society being elitist about...
Forum: Dragonriders of Pern May 29 2009, 03:31 AM
Replies: 19
Views: 3,071
Posted By calenlily
Which character are you most like?

We've had "favorite character" threads and "characters whose life you'd like to live" threads, but as far as I can tell there's no thread for characters you see as similar to yourself. (Apologies if...
Forum: Craft Techniques and Processes May 28 2009, 04:46 AM
Replies: 38
Views: 6,499
Posted By calenlily
Re: Writing Process

Terminology clarification: "Slash" used as a descriptor of a fic means its fanfic gayness. Using the / symbol between character names indicates that you're talking about a relationship between those...
Forum: Dragonriders of Pern May 28 2009, 03:15 AM
Replies: 560
Views: 115,766
Posted By calenlily
Re: Your Pern Movie Cast

Hmm... No clue whether I'm just making this up, but I always saw Merelan as dark-haired.
Forum: Dragonriders of Pern May 24 2009, 07:36 PM
Replies: 52
Views: 5,479
Posted By calenlily
Re: Where Are Jaxom's Siblings?

That would be page 36, at least in my paperback copy:
Forum: Dragonriders of Pern May 21 2009, 06:04 AM
Replies: 167
Views: 20,991
Posted By calenlily
2cent Re: Why all the Brekke hate?

Uh, no. Weyrs are not matriarchal. Dragons are matriarchal. Pernese human society is very much the opposite, and it's only slightly less extreme in the Weyrs. Their disempowerment is much more subtle...
Forum: Dragonriders of Pern May 5 2009, 06:55 PM
Replies: 52
Views: 5,479
Posted By calenlily
Re: Where Are Jaxom's Siblings?

The term "teen angst" may not have been have been around for that long, but the phenomenon is, I would argue, a characteristic of teen's maturity level. Perhaps they might have displayed it at a...
Forum: Games and Miscellany Apr 30 2009, 02:33 PM
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Forum: Craft Techniques and Processes Apr 30 2009, 02:57 AM
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Posted By calenlily
Re: books too complex for their own good?

I generally have a fairly good idea of where the story is going up until some kind of resolution (end of a planned vignette/short story/novel/whatever), but sometimes not even that far (I started...
Forum: Beyond Anne McCaffrey Apr 30 2009, 02:43 AM
Replies: 226
Views: 24,933
Posted By calenlily
Re: Books you just couldn't finish!

@StevenB: But wouldn't that be writing, not reading? :razz:
Forum: Dragonriders of Pern Apr 29 2009, 12:43 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 2,873
Posted By calenlily
Re: Dragondrums Questions

Yes, Turn 1 is the first turn Thread fell. And those calculations sound about right - if she's 17 in DDrums, then that would definitely make her 8 or 9 when Thread first fell.

I pity you, that's a...
Forum: Dragonriders of Pern Apr 28 2009, 06:21 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 2,873
Posted By calenlily
Re: Dragondrums Questions

Okay, I checked TWD and RoP - By RoP, Piemur arrives in the South in Turn 11, but by TWD Robinton and Menolly don't discover Cove until Turn 13. While the discovery of Cove isn't actually in RoP,...
Forum: Games and Miscellany Apr 28 2009, 05:59 PM
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Posted By calenlily
Re: Word Association

William

(the bloody awful poet)
Forum: Craft Techniques and Processes Apr 28 2009, 01:22 PM
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Posted By calenlily
Re: books too complex for their own good?

Huh, I find it easier to kill off my own characters, probably because it's been the plan all along for them. When I kill off someone else's characters it feels like I'm doing something unauthorized....
Forum: Beyond Anne McCaffrey Apr 27 2009, 11:00 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 2,453
Posted By calenlily
Forum: Craft Techniques and Processes Apr 27 2009, 10:54 PM
Replies: 43
Views: 6,581
Posted By calenlily
Re: books too complex for their own good?

Original characters can be really interesting for exploring the possibilities of a verse, but overall I've always preferred writing canon characters.

I also have trouble killing off canon...
Forum: Games and Miscellany Apr 27 2009, 09:24 PM
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Posted By calenlily
Forum: Games and Miscellany Apr 27 2009, 09:21 PM
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Posted By calenlily
Re: Change a letter

More challenging than plaiting your hair?
Forum: Dragonriders of Pern Apr 27 2009, 09:17 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 2,873
Posted By calenlily
Re: Dragondrums Questions

1. When they first discover Cove is considerably before the main timeline of The White Dragon, but I don't know if it's enough before to be what's referenced in Dragondrums. Trying checking...
Forum: Beyond Anne McCaffrey Apr 27 2009, 03:31 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 2,453
Posted By calenlily
Re: Awards Season! SFF style

I've only read Left Hand of Darkness and some of her essays, but I loved those and have been meaning to read more for a while.
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