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Forum: All the Rest Mar 14 2013, 10:47 PM
Replies: 91
Views: 21,141
Posted By Dannette
Re: Worst Books

just to clarify an earlier post: the only books I couldn't get through were the Sassinak trio. Funnily enough the three Lunzie books and the two Dinosaur Planet books were fine...but I bought the...
Forum: All the Rest Mar 14 2013, 10:43 PM
Replies: 78
Views: 31,464
Posted By Dannette
Re: If you had to be a character...

For me, mere are my choices

Pern - Human: Menolly (as I sing and create my own tunes, though I need tolearn to write music and recognise pitch) or Sorka, or Torene.
Pern - non-human: A green...
Forum: Dragonriders of Pern Feb 5 2013, 07:55 PM
Replies: 50
Views: 10,667
Posted By Dannette
Re: Why was Lessa's talent at hearing dragons important?

Not to mention how the dragonriders would puzzle over how the Talents can go Between (as they would see it) to get quickly from A to B...without a dragon.

Dannette
Forum: Crystal Singer and Brainships Jan 27 2013, 10:37 PM
Replies: 38
Views: 16,749
Posted By Dannette
Re: Brains on TV!

Ship Who Searched for me, I'm on my third copy in paperback -my first I re-read till it fell apart, I gave my second to a dear friend, and my third is looking somewhat dog-eared now. Of course with...
Forum: Dragonriders of Pern Jan 27 2013, 10:11 PM
Replies: 25
Views: 6,241
Posted By Dannette
Re: What happened to Kylara after she became witless?

I do racall, in one of the books (don't remember which, perhaps The White Dragon?) that Jaxom was annoyed that Lytol had refused two fire-lizard eggs offered, feeling that he, as the Lord-in-waiting,...
Forum: Dragonriders of Pern Jan 23 2013, 09:38 PM
Replies: 50
Views: 10,667
Posted By Dannette
Re: Why was Lessa's talent at hearing dragons important?

So the Queen would MAKE herself heard to the other...maybe like a shouted or snapped order. And the ones I can recall, the Queen only did so when asked to by her rider. If there are any exceptions to...
Forum: Dragonriders of Pern Jan 22 2013, 05:05 PM
Replies: 50
Views: 10,667
Posted By Dannette
Re: Why was Lessa's talent at hearing dragons important?

I doubt dragons are HAD as such themselves, unless, like Lessa, it's selective or the babble would be confusing. I think it more likely that the Queens can MAKE themselves heard, if need be, and to...
Forum: Dragonriders of Pern Jan 22 2013, 04:59 PM
Replies: 25
Views: 6,241
Posted By Dannette
Re: What happened to Kylara after she became witless?

Brenda - A nice little story there, well done!

As I recall, Meron and Kylara got hold of a clutch of fire lizard eggs and when the queen lizard hatched, Meron went to grab for it but Kylara...
Forum: Dragonriders of Pern Jan 20 2013, 08:14 PM
Replies: 25
Views: 6,241
Posted By Dannette
Question What happened to Kylara after she became witless?

As I recall, after the Prideth/Wirenth fight, Kylara was decsribed as being "witless" (Haven't got the books to hand, so this is from memory.) After that, we hear nothing, so I was just wondering...
Forum: Dragonriders of Pern Jan 20 2013, 07:50 PM
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Views: 10,667
Posted By Dannette
Re: Why was Lessa's talent at hearing dragons important?

I agree with Razor that it's her ability to talk to ALL dragons, and if need be, many at the same time. If some of the higher riders notice Threrd's clumping, or the wind's cjhanging direction or...
Forum: Dragonriders of Pern Oct 8 2012, 04:53 PM
Replies: 34
Views: 5,016
Posted By Dannette
Re: Food -- Bacon on PERN?

I don't immediately have my copy of "Dragonsdawn" or the DLG on me. However, I do recall from "Drsagonsdawn" that turkeys did not survive, (I think the eggs just didn't hatch) but I don't recall...
Forum: Dragonriders of Pern Oct 4 2012, 08:13 PM
Replies: 36
Views: 11,780
Posted By Dannette
Re: Did Lessa need to go back?

Would the Weyrs all be there? I'm looking at Dragonflight, on page 322 when Lessa has woken up after arriving in the past.

"Come? Come where my dear?" Mardra asked, confused. "You've been going on...
Forum: Dragonriders of Pern Oct 4 2012, 02:08 AM
Replies: 36
Views: 11,780
Posted By Dannette
Re: Did Lessa need to go back?

As I recall, in "The Master Harper Of Pern", there was, then the beginning of one of the problems the dragonriders face, the belief that Thread would never come again. However, IIRC, when F'lon died,...
Forum: All the Rest Aug 22 2012, 06:54 PM
Replies: 25
Views: 8,873
Posted By Dannette
Re: Restoree: Sequel?

Anareth, I believe calling a Catteni a "Cat" was just a contraction - a disparaging one - of "Catteni". In "Star Trek: Deep Space Nine", Bajorans often referred to a Cardassian as a "Cardie." It...
Forum: Dragonriders of Pern Jul 12 2012, 06:29 PM
Replies: 247
Views: 23,053
Posted By Dannette
Re: A little Pernese humor

And one more, which didn't happen to me, but to a friend of mine...

When you have to look twice at the sign identifying Prince Regent train station becase the first time you look, you read "High...
Forum: All the Rest Jul 5 2012, 08:33 PM
Replies: 91
Views: 21,141
Posted By Dannette
Re: Worst Books

Tamara, IMHO, try reading "The Ship Who Searched." I found that hugely enjoyable despite Tia being a child prodigy. She needs to be as, if you read the book, you'll find out. A friend of mine loves...
Forum: Dragonriders of Pern Jul 5 2012, 07:34 PM
Replies: 64
Views: 11,044
Posted By Dannette
Re: Sky Dragons

The book only came out here in the UK yesterday (IT'S very EARLY am here ATM) and boy, was getting hold of it bloody difficult! NONE of the 3 bookstores we had locally had it so it was a mad dash...
Forum: Dragonriders of Pern Jun 24 2012, 08:08 PM
Replies: 98
Views: 24,886
Posted By Dannette
Re: Dragon eggs and hatchling size

Someone mentioned earlier that the eggs were soft and flaccid in DF, and in 'The Littlest Dragonboy' "striations" (which I believe are stretch marks?) on the eggs are mentioned. Perhaps as the little...
Forum: Dragonriders of Pern Jun 24 2012, 07:19 PM
Replies: 350
Views: 76,656
Posted By Dannette
Re: Well. they are making the movie.

Has there been any more news about this at all? I unerstand that with Anne herself dying last year (R.I.P Dragonlady, you will be missed) this may have ground to a halt/crawl, but just wondering. A...
Forum: The Library Café Jun 24 2012, 04:31 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 1,616
Posted By Dannette
Re: Making dragons - if I can get started and keep going.

I've got some velvet in four colours, and yes, I think I'll have to buy several shades of gold and choose one of them as bronze - thanks for your colour suggestion, P'ter.

Tamara - I will just be...
Forum: Dragonriders of Pern Jun 16 2012, 05:43 AM
Replies: 137
Views: 18,832
Posted By Dannette
Re: 9th Pass Pern clothing

I think it would deoend on what the dragon would accept being put on it, and remember, it would either have to be easy to remove quickly, or something that would not be dangerous in flight or would...
Forum: Dragonriders of Pern Jun 12 2012, 08:57 PM
Replies: 28
Views: 3,940
Posted By Dannette
Re: "In what book did I read about..."

3,000+ books? I know I got a lot of books and keep having to give them away (buy not my MCcaffrey books!) but 3'000+? I don't think even I have that much. Just one tall bookcase. Then again...
Forum: Dragonriders of Pern Jun 12 2012, 06:13 PM
Replies: 28
Views: 3,940
Posted By Dannette
Re: "In what book did I read about..."

I couldn't tell you which book, but he did, because I clearly recall, as a student, my friend and I spotting a Pern book we'd not read yet (though as I said I can't recall it's title.) My friend had...
Forum: Dragonriders of Pern Jun 11 2012, 03:29 PM
Replies: 28
Views: 3,940
Posted By Dannette
Re: "In what book did I read about..."

Thank you! It's been bugging me...

Dannette.
Forum: Dragonriders of Pern Jun 11 2012, 12:34 PM
Replies: 28
Views: 3,940
Posted By Dannette
Smile "In what book did I read about..."

Hi,

I have a question, and rather than post my question, get it answered and there goes the thread, I thought people could use this to post their questions on what book did a certain event happen...
Forum: Dragonriders of Pern Jun 7 2012, 05:30 AM
Replies: 20
Views: 5,782
Posted By Dannette
Re: Menolly's rescue from Thread - Sweeprider? Where are the Queens?

Although it does state that was from the pain in her feet. I have found a bit that suggests an adrenaline rush, though only the positives of it, when she was running from Thread just before the...
Forum: Dragonriders of Pern Jun 4 2012, 11:15 PM
Replies: 29
Views: 6,928
Posted By Dannette
Re: Odds of autism on Pern?

Sorry I'm resurrecting such an old topic, especially as it went off-topic, but I noticed a couple of points I feel I had to reply to.

1) All families will contain members who carry at least one,...
Forum: Dragonriders of Pern Jun 4 2012, 06:33 AM
Replies: 20
Views: 5,782
Posted By Dannette
Re: Menolly's rescue from Thread - Sweeprider? Where are the Queens?

I assume that ability of seeing at short or long distances is something to do with their eyes being faceted? Different parts (or different facets/area of faceting) of the eye being used to see...
Forum: Dragonriders of Pern Jun 2 2012, 05:58 AM
Replies: 13
Views: 5,780
Posted By Dannette
Re: Pern measurements

When did the dragonlength come in as a measurement, and was it always the length of the average green? Because if so, over time, as the dragons grew, it would change. A dragonlength in, say, the 6th...
Forum: Dragonriders of Pern May 30 2012, 11:40 AM
Replies: 20
Views: 5,782
Posted By Dannette
Re: Menolly's rescue from Thread - Sweeprider? Where are the Queens?

So, that suggests that the dragon as longsighted and spotted her...and I missed the 'dove' reference...:)

And yes, if Elgion was picked up first - and Manora stated she was the second - they might...
Forum: Dragonriders of Pern May 30 2012, 06:12 AM
Replies: 20
Views: 5,782
Posted By Dannette
Menolly's rescue from Thread - Sweeprider? Where are the Queens?

Have just been re-re-reading "Dragonsong" and found this bit on Page 109, when Menolly has to run from Thread the second time:

"She heard the whoosh, heard the fire lizards' startled chirrups, saw...
Forum: Dragonriders of Pern May 29 2012, 05:00 PM
Replies: 205
Views: 31,925
Posted By Dannette
Re: If You Were to Impress...

Went with Gold, if we stick to original gender discrimination, I see myself as someone who can/will lead if there is a need, so prolly mainly a junior queenrider (at least until/unless I am in a...
Forum: Dragonriders of Pern May 21 2012, 01:55 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 3,749
Posted By Dannette
Re: Green Dragon Eggs are Green, Sam I Am.

And maybe in some cases it IS a guess, after all nobody seems to be certain. I can't remember which book ofhand but am sure someone says they wager there are a certain amount of bronzes in a clutch....
Forum: Dragonriders of Pern May 20 2012, 10:38 AM
Replies: 64
Views: 11,044
Posted By Dannette
Re: Sky Dragons

Head knobs are mentioned in the Dragonlover's Guide, p.37-39:

"Dragon's noses are more pointed than those of fire dragonets and their head knobs are fully developed."

Is that any help?
...
Forum: Dragonriders of Pern May 20 2012, 10:26 AM
Replies: 18
Views: 3,749
Posted By Dannette
Re: Green Dragon Eggs are Green, Sam I Am.

I was reading the story "The Smallest Dragonboy" in the short story collection "Get off the Unicorn" and found this on page 278:

"The egg was marked bya large yellowish splotch in the shape of a...
Forum: Science of Pern May 20 2012, 10:10 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 3,820
Posted By Dannette
Re: Dragon Locomotion

I don't know if this is relevant, or wheter it's already been discarded due to no wings, or because it's something obvious to everybody here that it dosn't work for dragons, but if i recall rightly,...
Forum: Dragonriders of Pern May 17 2012, 04:39 AM
Replies: 18
Views: 3,749
Posted By Dannette
Re: Green Dragon Eggs are Green, Sam I Am.

Yeah, one of my given names is "Gail" with a hard "G". Would've been picked on worse than I was had it been pronounced "Jail." :lol:

Dannette
Forum: Dragonriders of Pern May 17 2012, 04:22 AM
Replies: 35
Views: 10,758
Posted By Dannette
Re: The logic of klah:

Ok, my half-mark's worth.

1) Perhaps in it's shrub form, klah can be grown on windowsills or in a well lit room, in pts, sort of like a houseplant, but edible. Especially if the bark-shedding idea...
Forum: All the Rest May 6 2012, 07:32 AM
Replies: 91
Views: 21,141
Posted By Dannette
Re: Worst Books

I liked most of Anne's books. I couldn't cope with "Restoree" at first but came back to it six months after my first attempt and got through it fine (in fact it ranks amongst my top five books.) The...
Forum: Crystal Singer and Brainships May 6 2012, 05:20 AM
Replies: 38
Views: 9,314
Posted By Dannette
Re: Updated Poll: Radiant Fluid Colour

I always saw it as yellow/gold too, and looking fizzy, with bubbles in it...even though it's not!

Dannette
Forum: The Library Café May 6 2012, 05:07 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 1,616
Posted By Dannette
Making dragons - if I can get started and keep going.

The other day, I ordered some velvet, in gold, dark green, brown and blue (bronze is difficult to come by in velvet/velveteen) and plan to make some snugglable dragons/fire lizards. As I have already...
Forum: Dragonriders of Pern May 6 2012, 04:57 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 2,978
Posted By Dannette
Re: Could you fly a pterosaur?

If I recall correctly, the skybax is based or suppoesd to be a quetzacoatlus. Something else, it seems that James Gurney got right! First ovinutrix vs oviraptor, and now that a Quetzacoatlus could...
Forum: Dragonriders of Pern May 2 2012, 07:46 PM
Replies: 247
Views: 23,053
Posted By Dannette
Re: A little Pernese humor

And a few more, these ones my own..

When you're shattered and you tell your friend "Don't wake me for anything less than an incipient Fall."
When said friend, although s/he has never read the...
Forum: Dragonriders of Pern Apr 30 2012, 06:43 PM
Replies: 247
Views: 23,053
Posted By Dannette
Re: A little Pernese humor

None of these are mine, a lot found on other sites:
You call your parents Weyrleader and Weyrwoman (or Lord and Lady Holder) and refer to your suiblings as drudges.
You've laid (or taken) Bitran...
Forum: Dragonriders of Pern Apr 30 2012, 04:28 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 1,772
Posted By Dannette
Re: You Know You've Been Reading Pern Too Long When

I got a site closed notice...I wanted to add to it...back to the search function on here I think....

Dannette.
Forum: Dragonriders of Pern Apr 30 2012, 03:41 PM
Replies: 63
Views: 15,695
Posted By Dannette
Re: What is the tithe rate?

You put in better words than I could that wherry might cover more than one soecies. Plus you idea of wing-clipped wherries also works. Do you think wherries are permitted to graze, or are fed (corn...
Forum: Dragonriders of Pern Apr 30 2012, 03:29 PM
Replies: 63
Views: 15,695
Posted By Dannette
Re: What is the tithe rate?

If I recall rightly, in several of the books wherries are mentioned as flying - didn't Piemur get a slash from a wherry's talons while getting Farli from the sand when she hatched? Also in...
Forum: The Library Café Apr 30 2012, 03:09 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 1,833
Posted By Dannette
Re: Just a hello fom a new member

I had had a lot of issues in my life, and had been reading all of the Anne and Todd Co-written books (plus his own books though I found one of them comfusing.) I began re-readng some of Anne's dragon...
Forum: Dragonriders of Pern Apr 30 2012, 02:54 PM
Replies: 63
Views: 15,695
Posted By Dannette
Re: What is the tithe rate?

Yeah, true that, and as the dragons of Pern should have increased, so should have the Holds, which makes sense that the tithe would be a set proportion - 10% or 20%. That way, as the Hold prospered,...
Forum: Dragonriders of Pern Apr 30 2012, 02:08 PM
Replies: 63
Views: 15,695
Posted By Dannette
Re: What is the tithe rate?

I don't believe I mentioned breeding...except in reference to the holders keeping runts and sports for passing Riders...something that, considering dragonriders lost their status during the second...
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