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Forum: Exhibit Hall May 20 2008, 01:56 AM
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Posted By TheDarkHorseOne
Re: An experiment in first person

I enjoy the fact you made your feedback known. I agree that @$$holes with random musings aren't much fun. Instructive.
Forum: Exhibit Hall May 17 2008, 01:38 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 12,973
Posted By TheDarkHorseOne
Re: An experiment in first person

Not that at all. A failed experiment. Scratch it and start over and learn from the experience, as you mentioned.
Forum: Exhibit Hall May 16 2008, 12:23 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 12,973
Posted By TheDarkHorseOne
Re: An experiment in first person

Nope. I'll pack it in. No use in continuing, really.
Forum: Exhibit Hall May 15 2008, 01:17 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 12,973
Posted By TheDarkHorseOne
Re: An experiment in first person

What's a tactful word for duh? Sorry, but it seems rather obvious that he's not a likeable person. It's my experiment, not just in first person, but in character, and you seem to have fallen in with...
Forum: Dragonriders of Pern May 12 2008, 11:57 PM
Replies: 29
Views: 3,776
Posted By TheDarkHorseOne
Re: Lytol- Certain to not put you to sleep

I thank you and Dawna for the compliments. Nice to hear I've not been practicing in vain, heh. I know I have a way to go yet, but it's certainly fun to learn on the fly!

I posted another...
Forum: Dragonriders of Pern May 11 2008, 12:17 AM
Replies: 53
Views: 12,011
Posted By TheDarkHorseOne
Re: Fun and gratuitous uses of dragonflame, post-Thread

Sign above the door:

Weyr in the World? Dragon assisted tourism and travel.

Sign two:

Get your Asteroid over here. Pesky space rock threatening your neighborhood? Pop on in. Asteroid...
Forum: Exhibit Hall May 9 2008, 02:10 AM
Replies: 44
Views: 3,432
Posted By TheDarkHorseOne
Re: Master Maelin

How do you do your work, dear Lady? Would you be able to sketch me from reading my posts, or do you work from pictures? I'd be curious to see how closely you could portray me from both.

Just...
Forum: Dragonriders of Pern May 9 2008, 01:59 AM
Replies: 59
Views: 17,317
Posted By TheDarkHorseOne
Re: Are There Different Races on Pern?

I'm pretty sure there were some races of runnerbeasts at Ruatha, and Robinton was involved in some stair races in a Hall if I remember correctly.

Those are two different races I can think of.
Forum: Café Archives May 8 2008, 11:02 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 1,838
Posted By TheDarkHorseOne
Re: The Haunted Thread

Ohhhhh, interesting ones, folks. Thanks for sharing.

This is the one I mentioned when I was just a wee child. I wouldn't call it fact because it's been ever so long ago and may be embellished by...
Forum: Café Archives May 8 2008, 02:48 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 1,838
Posted By TheDarkHorseOne
The Haunted Thread

Ever had a paranormal experience? A lingering inconsistency that snags in your mind when mention of ghosts or haunted places, familial bonds from beyond or something unexplained dots a conversation?...
Forum: Café Archives May 8 2008, 12:18 AM
Replies: 23
Views: 3,227
Posted By TheDarkHorseOne
Re: What happened to spring??

Here in Indy, we're actually HAVING a Spring this year. The Winter seemed overly protracted to me and a lot of folks I've spoken with, and we've eased now into the rainy, 60s/40s that seemed to...
Forum: Dragonriders of Pern May 7 2008, 11:50 PM
Replies: 65
Views: 15,100
Posted By TheDarkHorseOne
Re: Long Pernese Books -- Humor!

"Proper Hold Management and Acquisition" by Fax.

Currently out of print. Copies are rare. In fact, the only in existence is rumored to be found, well worn, on a shelf at Southern Hold.
Forum: Dragonriders of Pern May 7 2008, 09:34 PM
Replies: 19
Views: 3,810
Posted By TheDarkHorseOne
Re: Slavery on Pern

This is only my opinion, as it's never mentioned by the author, but I feel there's upward mobility and a certain sense respect that can be earned by drudges. I'll just use the example of kitchen...
Forum: Exhibit Hall May 4 2008, 07:22 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 12,973
Posted By TheDarkHorseOne
Forum: Dragonriders of Pern May 3 2008, 12:44 AM
Replies: 29
Views: 3,776
Posted By TheDarkHorseOne
Re: Lytol- Certain to not put you to sleep

To be frank, no. I could weave a tale about him and how I thought he'd act, but why bother with someone else's creation when I can make my own? While some think imitation of that sort is a form of...
Forum: Dragonriders of Pern May 2 2008, 01:37 AM
Replies: 29
Views: 3,776
Posted By TheDarkHorseOne
Lytol- Certain to not put you to sleep

He doesn't relieve the stuffy, achy, fever, cough blah blah so you can rest, but he is certainly mighty.

When you think of his background, imagine him on the ground shuddering as his dragon's...
Forum: Café Archives May 1 2008, 11:35 PM
Replies: 41
Views: 3,814
Posted By TheDarkHorseOne
Re: This is a bit silly, but I'm really excited

To answer you both, mine's a '94 with the square headlights and it's white with a black soft top. I doubt the door tops or back window will last much longer, as the weather is warming by increments...
Forum: Café Archives May 1 2008, 07:28 AM
Replies: 200
Views: 17,599
Posted By TheDarkHorseOne
Re: Pets, Pets! Ah, furballs!!!

Just get her to Sixty Feet- A Whale Tale

Here's a shortcut: http://forums.srellim.org/showthread.php?t=5290
Forum: Café Archives May 1 2008, 01:12 AM
Replies: 200
Views: 17,599
Posted By TheDarkHorseOne
Re: Pets, Pets! Ah, furballs!!!

Take a quick look over there, Lady. You'll note I posted my very first non-fiction. I have plenty more written and my head reels at times of possibility, so I may contribute more than just that. I've...
Forum: Beyond Anne McCaffrey May 1 2008, 12:56 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 3,356
Posted By TheDarkHorseOne
Terry Goodkind, Sword of Truth series

I was surprised not to see this author mentioned in the four pages of this forum, unless I missed it.

It's an incredibly engaging series from start to finish. I had the fortune of not having to...
Forum: Dragonriders of Pern May 1 2008, 12:27 AM
Replies: 71
Views: 8,302
Posted By TheDarkHorseOne
Re: What if. . .

No worries, dear Gold. I took Cheryl's advice and posted an introduction over at the Library Cafe, posted on a pet thread there, then mustered the courage to post a non-fiction work of mine on the...
Forum: Exhibit Hall Apr 30 2008, 10:50 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 2,578
Posted By TheDarkHorseOne
Just get her to Sixty Feet- A Whale Tale

This is something I wrote after watching an incredible and emotional documentary and felt the need to put it to words....

I hope it measures up to standards set here by the talented. I tried to...
Forum: Café Archives Apr 30 2008, 09:56 PM
Replies: 41
Views: 3,814
Posted By TheDarkHorseOne
Re: This is a bit silly, but I'm really excited

This is off the laptop topic, but is relevant to the 'being excited by new things' idea.

I recently purchased a Jeep, which was a dream of mine since I was 15 and crashing through the woods in...
Forum: Café Archives Apr 30 2008, 09:33 PM
Replies: 200
Views: 17,599
Posted By TheDarkHorseOne
Re: Pets, Pets! Ah, furballs!!!

<blushes proudly> Thanks, folks! Those are my babes, which now count three as you see. I'm a doting father, like you all.. Heheheh.

My apologies for the tears, but in all honesty, tears were in...
Forum: The Library Café Apr 30 2008, 09:11 PM
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Views: 291,694
Posted By TheDarkHorseOne
Re: Say Hello and Be Welcomed to the Library Café on MoM!

Thank you for the kind words and welcomes, folks!

Hans, I meant KINDA like the dragons do, heheheh. That made me giggle.

Nina, It's a name I use on a few other boards, so it feels comfy, like...
Forum: Café Archives Apr 30 2008, 12:33 AM
Replies: 200
Views: 17,599
Posted By TheDarkHorseOne
Re: Pets, Pets! Ah, furballs!!!

I'm a cat lover, folks. I've had at least one since my first came into my life. Listen to that story if you have a mind to....

Believe it or not, I was in a pet store for bird food when I first...
Forum: The Library Café Apr 30 2008, 12:09 AM
Replies: 3,598
Views: 291,694
Posted By TheDarkHorseOne
Re: Say Hello and Be Welcomed to the Library Café on MoM!

Let's see, now... How to introduce myself to a number of learned people in a way they'd enjoy and remember... Hello, my name is.. Nope, that is name tag style. Hmmmm. I have to think on this and be...
Forum: Dragonriders of Pern Apr 29 2008, 11:18 PM
Replies: 71
Views: 8,302
Posted By TheDarkHorseOne
Re: What if. . .

Thank you, Weyrlady. You made me blush, heheh. I think I'm going to take the Webmaster's advice and go intro myself over where she told me to. I think I'm more used to boards that move a bit faster,...
Forum: Dragonriders of Pern Apr 25 2008, 01:40 AM
Replies: 71
Views: 8,302
Posted By TheDarkHorseOne
Re: What if. . .

You folk are giving me a complex. Are my posts so uninteresting and flavorless that they go untouched, or you go untouched, by the words? I want to fit in here and be accepted, but it seems every...
Forum: Dragonriders of Pern Apr 23 2008, 01:24 AM
Replies: 71
Views: 8,302
Posted By TheDarkHorseOne
Re: What if. . .

But there are also folks that revere dragonriders, and still hold awe for them. For me, it's the same with folks of disability. The amazing individual capacity for humans to adapt and overcome is...
Forum: Dragonriders of Pern Apr 17 2008, 12:42 AM
Replies: 71
Views: 8,302
Posted By TheDarkHorseOne
Re: What if. . .

Words, I meant, heheheh. I'm a shepherd of words...

Sorry if that made some sick impression. I was imagining chickens as my words, and lopping them off into the ether to wander out here until...
Forum: Dragonriders of Pern Apr 16 2008, 03:19 AM
Replies: 71
Views: 8,302
Posted By TheDarkHorseOne
Re: What if. . .

I just chop their heads off and watch them wander around indiscriminately until they flop to their death.

Then I eat them, heheheh.
Forum: Dragonriders of Pern Apr 13 2008, 02:22 AM
Replies: 71
Views: 8,302
Posted By TheDarkHorseOne
Re: What if. . .

Place found, thank you for finding it for me.
Forum: Dragonriders of Pern Apr 11 2008, 12:56 AM
Replies: 71
Views: 8,302
Posted By TheDarkHorseOne
Re: What if. . .

A plea to you, ED. Try not to be so literal in your translation of this thread?

I dated a gal in a wheelchair for a year, and she was just as capable as me in everything human. We just did things...
Forum: Dragonriders of Pern Apr 10 2008, 02:20 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 1,804
Posted By TheDarkHorseOne
Re: Which came first?

The mark of a pretty good author is to take what's been already given and extrapolate on that. It's her work after all, and I'm sure her talent could have come up with something. Fortuitous that her...
Forum: Dragonriders of Pern Apr 10 2008, 02:06 AM
Replies: 71
Views: 8,302
Posted By TheDarkHorseOne
Re: What if. . .

I don't think you need a dragon, Weyrlady. I think you've 'impressed' enough humans to earn your worth.

God love you for it. My heart is yours.
Forum: Dragonriders of Pern Apr 10 2008, 01:47 AM
Replies: 26
Views: 3,983
Posted By TheDarkHorseOne
Re: The Flight of Icarus

No reason to be sorry, Hans. I think you misread my intent. It wasn't to get the opinion of the writer now, but to ask if one was given in the past. I wouldn't presume that on you or her. You told me...
Forum: Dragonriders of Pern Apr 8 2008, 03:25 AM
Replies: 26
Views: 3,983
Posted By TheDarkHorseOne
Re: The Flight of Icarus

No parallel?

I think you're wrong.

I'm still waiting for Hans to see if there was a connection. If not, then it's my folly that thought such.
Forum: Dragonriders of Pern Apr 7 2008, 11:43 PM
Replies: 26
Views: 3,983
Posted By TheDarkHorseOne
Re: The Flight of Icarus

An homage doesn't need to be exact, folks, to the letter of intent. That was my point and question. Not the intent of either flight, but if it was inspired in some way by it.

I did ask opinion...
Forum: Dragonriders of Pern Apr 6 2008, 02:19 PM
Replies: 26
Views: 3,983
Posted By TheDarkHorseOne
The Flight of Icarus

Perhaps you kind folks could give your opinion on this question I've had for some time.

Do you think Anne was paying a sort of homage to the flight of Icarus when she wrote F'nor's trip to the...
Forum: Dragonriders of Pern Apr 5 2008, 12:10 AM
Replies: 16
Views: 1,964
Posted By TheDarkHorseOne
Re: The Dolphins of Pern...

Hey, that was a really warm welcome, folks!! Thank you ever so much!

I think I mentioned that I might finish this weekend, but it turns out I did today. That was probably one of my favorites I've...
Forum: Dragonriders of Pern Apr 4 2008, 03:27 AM
Replies: 16
Views: 1,964
Posted By TheDarkHorseOne
The Dolphins of Pern...

Hey, folks... look at the newbie, hehehe.

Seriously, I'm a long time fan of Anne's and I've just recently started to explore beyond the first four books. That brought me to the subject line of...
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