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Forum: The Library Café Mar 1 2015, 03:16 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 2,509
Posted By Ryuu
Re: R.I.P T'khar Spock

A very sad day, indeed. Leonard Nimoy was a great inspiration to me with his portrail of Spock. And he was a wonderful actor with roles in many diverse movies and TV.

Of course there was the...
Forum: The Library Café Jan 22 2015, 04:58 PM
Replies: 4,404
Views: 302,805
Posted By Ryuu
Re: What is happening

:group::dragon::group:
for Kath & Mawra.
Forum: Exhibit Hall Jan 20 2015, 03:02 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 4,531
Posted By Ryuu
Re: TS&FL coming back - Where is AO3?

Thanks Spock & Ginny!
I'll get the next set of chapters posted soon.
& thanks for the referrence to Paul Harvey--he was such an awesome storyteller! It brings back so many memories:D
Forum: Science of Pern Jan 14 2015, 06:26 PM
Replies: 28
Views: 12,537
Posted By Ryuu
Re: Thread, substance and other data

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If that is the case, then it is possible that fire lizards have the enzyme, also. But that dragons do not have the enzyme due to a side effect of the bioengineering.
...
Forum: Dragonriders of Pern Jan 6 2015, 08:22 PM
Replies: 247
Views: 20,542
Posted By Ryuu
Re: A little Pernese humor

Ah, I had to reread this for all the good memories.
And I was surprised that neither I nor anyone else had previously pointed out the irony of how BB sites dedicated to Pern are having our...
Forum: Dragonriders of Pern Jan 6 2015, 07:57 PM
Replies: 247
Views: 20,542
Posted By Ryuu
Re: A little Pernese humor

:confused:

Um...I have to wonder...what's the difference??:erm:
Forum: Exhibit Hall Jan 5 2015, 04:32 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 4,531
Posted By Ryuu
Re: TS&FL coming back - Where is AO3?

So true :wekiss:






:sly:
Forum: The Library Café Jan 5 2015, 02:33 PM
Replies: 27
Views: 4,855
Posted By Ryuu
Re: The Dragonriders of Pern Movie - Todd's Official Announcement

Ummm---not really seeing your point about how Portman's acting ability, or the quality of the director for that matter, relates to the value of the CGI used :confused:

True, some CGI shops can be...
Forum: The Library Café Dec 29 2014, 05:23 PM
Replies: 27
Views: 4,855
Posted By Ryuu
Re: The Dragonriders of Pern Movie - Todd's Official Announcement

I liked W&G, so please don't misunderstand what I'm about to say, but I have to disagree wholeheartedly on that idea.

Stop motion is pretty limiting for several issues—the worst of which is the...
Forum: The Library Café Dec 29 2014, 04:42 PM
Replies: 27
Views: 4,855
Posted By Ryuu
Re: The Dragonriders of Pern Movie - Todd's Official Announcement

Sorry, my bad. You're right. It was Moore who stopped the Xenafying of Pern.
Forum: The Library Café Dec 24 2014, 03:10 AM
Replies: 3,570
Views: 222,716
Posted By Ryuu
Forum: The Library Café Dec 23 2014, 05:17 AM
Replies: 3,570
Views: 222,716
Posted By Ryuu
Re: Say Hello and Be Welcomed to the Library Café on MoM!

Hi Spock!:good:

Don't worry, I'm also a huge Trek fan, as you'll find so many other Pern fans are, too. Indeed, Spock is my favorite character from TOS, while Q is my favorite from TNG. And I'm...
Forum: The Library Café Dec 23 2014, 05:04 AM
Replies: 3,570
Views: 222,716
Posted By Ryuu
Re: Say Hello and Be Welcomed to the Library Café on MoM!

Okay, I guess this where you got started looking for me :D

Some explanation I gave to the other guy, the BlackMoon is a project I've been working on for long time. It's basically a Star Trek/DND...
Forum: The Library Café Dec 23 2014, 04:18 AM
Replies: 24
Views: 2,395
Posted By Ryuu
Re: Pernese Stories

Heh! Like I said, not a fan of soaps. Some of those things have been around longer than I've been alive. It'd take another lifetime just to revamp them for Pern & briing them up to date.
However,...
Forum: Exhibit Hall Dec 22 2014, 08:13 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 4,531
Posted By Ryuu
Re: TS&FL coming back - Where is AO3?

Heh!

Yeah, you can all thank (or blame :evil: ) Alpe for getting me back out here.

At least I was able to remember my PW for here. Still looking for the PW to NKT though.

So, yes, it's...
Forum: The Library Café Dec 22 2014, 08:07 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 1,236
Posted By Ryuu
Re: MUST have van

Gorgeous work!
Forum: The Library Café Dec 22 2014, 07:57 PM
Replies: 24
Views: 2,395
Posted By Ryuu
Re: Pernese Stories

I am NOT a fan of soaps (that would be my mom), but they do have some good titles that could easily be Pernified:

"As the Wherry Turns"

"The Guiding Glow"

"The Edge of Between"

"The...
Forum: The Library Café Dec 22 2014, 07:47 PM
Replies: 163
Sticky: Good Bye, Anne
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Posted By Ryuu
Re: Good Bye, Anne

Beautiful pictures of the grave. Thanks, Kat.

Wow. It's only been 3yrs since she died. Seems like 5 or more:(
Forum: The Library Café Dec 22 2014, 07:31 PM
Replies: 27
Views: 4,855
Posted By Ryuu
Re: The Dragonriders of Pern Movie - Todd's Official Announcement

Yes it was. We can only hope the twits that caused Abbrams to pull the plug on production are no longer there (it has been 10+yrs).
I have seen a few recent news articles and it would appear things...
Forum: Dragonriders of Pern Oct 12 2013, 06:42 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 2,297
Posted By Ryuu
Re: List of Pern's Volcanoes?

From what I recall from TWD, it certainly sounds like it should be west of Cove, since Piemur said that he had started out from Southern. Right now, I'm in Japan and not where I can look at the atlas...
Forum: Dragonriders of Pern Sep 30 2013, 09:21 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 2,297
Posted By Ryuu
Re: List of Pern's Volcanoes?

Piemur also mention seeing a volcano being born as he was traveling from Southern to the Cove. IIRC, in TWD, he pointed out the general location on the map found in the shuttle that was dug up at...
Forum: Café Archives Jun 7 2011, 02:42 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 1,585
Posted By Ryuu
Re: Zac's Gone

Love the tribute Granath. :good:

I did not know that Tim Choate had passed away as well. :( Zathras was one of my favourite characters on B5.[/QUOTE]Indeed! Mine, too.

RIP, Zach. Please pass...
Forum: Café Archives Jun 7 2011, 09:52 AM
Replies: 14
Views: 1,707
Posted By Ryuu
Re: Good Bye, Marshall

What Draco said!! :(

When Peter Graves died last year, I looked for any sign that he and James ever worked on the same project together but couldn't find one. Odd that when the CBS News reported...
Forum: Café Archives May 18 2011, 09:00 AM
Replies: 33
Views: 3,322
Posted By Ryuu
Re: Turn on the news (death of Osama Bin Laden)

A local station affiliated with the Fox network did during their report. Their broadcast went viral on Youtube, but it was only seen by perhaps a few tens of thousands of people when it aired.
...
Forum: Café Archives May 2 2011, 08:18 AM
Replies: 33
Views: 3,322
Posted By Ryuu
Re: Turn on the news

Great news indeed, although this means that only one of the heads of the hydra has been cut off.
Forum: Dragonriders of Pern Apr 21 2011, 11:42 AM
Replies: 53
Views: 21,583
Posted By Ryuu
Re: Exploring the Subtextual - Robinton/Menolly in the DRoP series

Normal convection of a planet's atmospher heated by a sun has ground winds flowing from the poles toward the equator. But when a planet rotates, we get a series of convection bands that generally...
Forum: Dragonriders of Pern Apr 21 2011, 11:31 AM
Replies: 53
Views: 21,583
Posted By Ryuu
Re: Exploring the Subtextual - Robinton/Menolly in the DRoP series

Well, there's always BASS (Because Anne Says So)--but let's remember, Anne said that Pern is supposed to be Science Fiction, not Fantasy. And she even drafted a few scientist friends to do beta reads...
Forum: Dragonriders of Pern Apr 21 2011, 08:12 AM
Replies: 53
Views: 21,583
Posted By Ryuu
Re: Exploring the Subtextual - Robinton/Menolly in the DRoP series

Something to keep in mind: before Pern, Anne was a romance writer, so something of the subtext that Domini pointed out is going to be there. What's remarkable is the fact Anne DIDN'T subcom to...
Forum: Dragonriders of Pern Jun 10 2010, 11:59 PM
Replies: 98
Views: 20,354
Posted By Ryuu
Re: Dragon eggs and hatchling size

There was a study of bird body size (mass) vs egg size (mass) across hundreds of species that seemed to show a definite trend. This link only covers pages 750-765 of JSTOR...
Forum: Dragonriders of Pern May 12 2010, 08:26 PM
Replies: 37
Views: 6,558
Posted By Ryuu
Re: Can a HAD 'turn it off'?

Actually, in Renegades, Aramina did shut out the dragons' voices when the stress of trying to escape Thella got too great. A part of her psyche blamed the danger coming from Thella on her ability to...
Forum: Dragonriders of Pern Apr 7 2010, 08:01 PM
Replies: 24
Views: 5,416
Posted By Ryuu
Re: Time travel

There wouldn't be an infinite number of Lessas jumping back 400Turns and in fact, there was only one period where she existed three times: The un-Impressed Lessa as a child, the accidental first...
Forum: Dragonriders of Pern Mar 24 2010, 11:11 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 2,388
Posted By Ryuu
Re: Odd reading order

With all the Anne-sistancies (& even if one assumes the Todd-isms are attempts to fix some of those) in the series--it might very well be better to read them as standalone stories. They certainly are...
Forum: Book Collector's Meeting Room Mar 11 2010, 07:05 PM
Replies: 20
Views: 2,054
Posted By Ryuu
Re: Wagnerian cover?

Yes. "Ruth" and "Jaxom" obviously are discussing green mating flights just before flying off to see Corona:rofl:
Forum: Dragonriders of Pern Mar 10 2010, 05:20 PM
Replies: 31
Views: 3,817
Posted By Ryuu
Re: Who's Painting is This?

I've always been ketch reading, just not always responding;)

Whelan certainly knows dragons:evil: All his paintings for Anne pulls the reader into the stories like no other cover artist has done...
Forum: Dragonriders of Pern Mar 9 2010, 06:19 PM
Replies: 31
Views: 3,817
Posted By Ryuu
Re: Who's Painting is This?

I remember seeing the picture back then, that's why I recognized it was your work, but I forgot that you said you did from scratch:O & you're welcome--awesome job there!!
Forum: Dragonriders of Pern Mar 9 2010, 06:07 PM
Replies: 31
Views: 3,817
Posted By Ryuu
Re: Who's Painting is This?

Holy shit! You did REALLY damned good, then! It fooled me, too! :lol:
Forum: Dragonriders of Pern Mar 9 2010, 06:04 PM
Replies: 31
Views: 3,817
Posted By Ryuu
Re: Who's Painting is This?

spoiler list:Aside from the shape of Ruth's head and end of his tail changed to fit Anne's descriptions of the Enhanced Pernese natives, all the other dragons & their perches are gone, horizon is...
Forum: Dragonriders of Pern Mar 8 2010, 08:43 PM
Replies: 31
Views: 3,817
Posted By Ryuu
Re: Who's Painting is This?

That does indeed looks like Bronzie's ("Spaceman Spiff" here) redux of Whelan's AtWoP. I recently been to his Deviant Artists page & didn't see it there, but it might be in his photobucket account??
Forum: Dragonriders of Pern Mar 1 2010, 05:40 PM
Replies: 203
Views: 19,423
Posted By Ryuu
Re: thread: tasty snack or flaming nuiscence?

Here's another point to consider for responding to Tamara....Looking at your idea, there'd have to be some way of the whers to insure the entire clump fell into such a pouch. It's got merit to...
Forum: Dragonriders of Pern Feb 24 2010, 12:08 AM
Replies: 19
Views: 3,383
Posted By Ryuu
Re: Pernese in the Old West

Novik did change something to the history of the Americas.

There was an oblique mention of Washington, and while nothing specific--the passage is about the same time where a Sioux rider & his...
Forum: Dragonriders of Pern Jan 10 2010, 07:21 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 2,129
Posted By Ryuu
Re: Names for each series?

There's also going to be Todd's Dragongirl to be coming out soon.

Chronologically, there's a bit of overlap in a number of chapters in several books that Todd did in the Third Pass. I'm given to...
Forum: Dragonriders of Pern Jan 10 2010, 07:03 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 2,371
Posted By Ryuu
Re: Brekke telepathic? [split topic]

I would be inclined to think it's likely to exist, if simply never touched upon or explored. When one considers how close Anne was with Marion Zimmer Bradley--they both wrote stories with strong...
Forum: Dragonriders of Pern Sep 15 2009, 01:05 AM
Replies: 20
Views: 2,657
Posted By Ryuu
Re: Dragon mental abilities

The trauma from her adventures caused Aramina to actively block her telepathic abilities. Her own talent was perhaps on par with Lessa, if not exceeding the Weyrwoman's--but without the necessary...
Forum: Dragonriders of Pern Sep 14 2009, 07:20 PM
Replies: 20
Views: 2,657
Posted By Ryuu
Re: Dragon mental abilities

He was able to hear Corana, but only during the heights of passion. Other times, Ruth said he couldn't (or, more likely he wouldn't?) hear her.

And Ruth did call for her when Jaxom was strongly...
Forum: Science of Pern Aug 11 2009, 07:15 PM
Replies: 81
Views: 24,723
Posted By Ryuu
Re: Agenothree (HNO3, nitric acid)

Nitric acid (http://www.newworldencyclopedia.org/entry/Nitric_acid) was known in the 8th Century. The earliest known method for production was written down by Jabir ibn Hayyan...
Forum: Dragonriders of Pern Jul 1 2009, 08:10 PM
Replies: 85
Views: 12,415
Posted By Ryuu
Re: Discussion about Various Book Covers

100% what you said! Especially that last bit. Personally, I feel that Whelan is closer to Anne's dragons than any published artist on the covers. Descriptive-wise, I think yours are closer than...
Forum: Science of Pern May 26 2009, 01:25 AM
Replies: 26
Views: 9,217
Posted By Ryuu
Re: Energy in post 9th Pass Pern [split]

Costs are merely related to the effort to manufacture them.

Even in our era, as P'ter points out, the costs are actually sufficient to put off many folk from commiting to the expense of converting...
Forum: Café Archives May 14 2009, 12:13 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 1,028
Posted By Ryuu
Re: Is it True

I affraid the Heisenberg uncertainty principle applies to the filming of Pern at this moment:erm:
Forum: Café Archives May 14 2009, 12:08 AM
Replies: 41
Views: 4,054
Posted By Ryuu
Re: Math problem

Wait! You can't scream yet! We haven't applied the electric paddles to your chest!

**ZZZZZAAAAPPPP!!**

NOW, you can scream!:evil:
Forum: Science of Pern May 14 2009, 12:02 AM
Replies: 26
Views: 9,217
Posted By Ryuu
Re: Energy in post 9th Pass Pern [split]

They would also have the plans for hydroelectric generators to copy from the dam mentioned in the early chapters of AtWoP. They would certainly be more efficient than the c.e. generators (batteries)...
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