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Forum: Dragonriders of Pern Jan 29 2013, 09:31 AM
Replies: 25
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Posted By Shalyn
Re: What happened to Kylara after she became witless?

It looks like a mating flight can take hours. Nabol is in the next time zone over from High Reaches, from what I can tell on the maps. The distance seems to be about the width of Colorado. Now, I...
Forum: Dragonriders of Pern Jan 29 2013, 08:59 AM
Replies: 50
Views: 9,247
Posted By Shalyn
Re: Why was Lessa's talent at hearing dragons important?

I'm...almost speechless. The fact that dragons do communicate with each other is practically the foundation of Threadfighting - at least, from how I've read the books. If dragons didn't communicate...
Forum: Dragonriders of Pern Jan 28 2013, 12:52 PM
Replies: 25
Views: 5,574
Posted By Shalyn
Re: What happened to Kylara after she became witless?

Well, this is where a lot of people disagree. My feelings were that the only thing Kylara was doing wrong was having sexual relations with a Lord Holder that no one liked. And even that's not...
Forum: Dragonriders of Pern Jan 24 2013, 08:47 AM
Replies: 25
Views: 5,574
Posted By Shalyn
Re: What happened to Kylara after she became witless?

I thought I posted it here, but maybe not. It's on ff.net

http://www.fanfiction.net/s/4792107/1/The-Guilt-of-Forever

One thing they do say about Kylara is that she has the mind of a child. Or...
Forum: Dragonriders of Pern Jan 24 2013, 08:35 AM
Replies: 50
Views: 9,247
Posted By Shalyn
Re: Why was Lessa's talent at hearing dragons important?

It would be no different than a bunch of people at a party. You have your groups talking - but if you are at that party, you'll just tune anyone you're not interested in talking to out, and...
Forum: Dragonriders of Pern Jan 24 2013, 08:30 AM
Replies: 50
Views: 9,247
Posted By Shalyn
Re: Why was Lessa's talent at hearing dragons important?

Again, why couldn't Mnementh broadcast to all dragons? You're making it sound like a dragon can only talk to one at a time. So - again - F'lar ->Mnementh -> Lessa -> all dragons, or F'lar...
Forum: Dragonriders of Pern Feb 6 2011, 03:25 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 2,980
Posted By Shalyn
Re: Crafthalls - where are they?

Oh, I know that. I just want to go to the source.
Forum: Dragonriders of Pern Feb 6 2011, 03:24 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 2,980
Posted By Shalyn
Re: Crafthalls - where are they?

Yes, as I mentioned in my post,



I went to your website first.

I could not find the locations. I found the Masters of the crafts, but not the locations. Of course, I only looked in the...
Forum: Dragonriders of Pern Feb 5 2011, 09:10 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 2,980
Posted By Shalyn
Re: Crafthalls - where are they?

Well, thank you all!

I can't find my DLG...I would have looked there if I had it. My study is a mess though.
Forum: Dragonriders of Pern Feb 5 2011, 06:28 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 2,980
Posted By Shalyn
Crafthalls - where are they?

*pops in for a quick question*

I am interested to know where the Crafthalls are located, but can't seem to find a whole lot of reference. I looked in Hans' Archives, but all I was able to find...
Forum: Dragonriders of Pern Nov 14 2010, 07:46 PM
Replies: 42
Views: 5,781
Posted By Shalyn
Re: Do weyrs have doors?

Tapestries were used a lot in the old castles as pretty insulation. The cold stone walls sucked up the heat, so the tapestries were hung on the castle wall interiors for warmth.

As for the weyrs,...
Forum: Dragonriders of Pern Oct 26 2010, 09:22 PM
Replies: 19
Views: 3,991
Posted By Shalyn
Re: Dragon Hide Oil?

That would be OK for emergencies. But dabbing some oil/cream on a finger to oil a dragon's hide?

Uh, I don't think so. Dragons are big. I couldn't imagine "dabbing" something on a horse, let...
Forum: Dragonriders of Pern Sep 5 2010, 09:17 AM
Replies: 37
Views: 6,871
Posted By Shalyn
Re: Can a HAD 'turn it off'?

I've always looked at Lessa's and Brekke's ability as HADs, as being able to tune out background noise - and Aramina just can't.

I sometimes read while my husband's watching TV. Ergo, I've tuned...
Forum: Dragonriders of Pern Aug 30 2010, 10:45 AM
Replies: 85
Views: 18,600
Posted By Shalyn
Re: F'lar loves Lessa?

And I just realized I just repeated what Anareth said.

What I meant to type was thet it was also lampshaded downtime, when D'ram brings up the fact that they don't know if they arrive. So, at...
Forum: Dragonriders of Pern Aug 17 2010, 08:17 AM
Replies: 85
Views: 18,600
Posted By Shalyn
Re: F'lar loves Lessa?

That, and also when F'lar and Robinton are talking, F'lar tells Robinton that yeah, they know the Weyrs left, but they don't know that they made it.
Forum: Dragonriders of Pern Aug 15 2010, 12:01 PM
Replies: 85
Views: 18,600
Posted By Shalyn
Re: F'lar loves Lessa?

The thing that y'all are forgetting, that Anne put into her world and what draws everyone, is that there is no bond greater than that of a dragon and his rider. You want to talk about lifebonding? ...
Forum: Dragonriders of Pern Mar 19 2010, 08:06 AM
Replies: 63
Views: 9,279
Posted By Shalyn
Re: Rank issues

Maybe Canth is just good at picking goldriders who are good at being subservient to forceful Weyrwomen?

...

Is there any mention of any other goldriders, besides Brekke, that Canth Searched?
Forum: Dragonriders of Pern Mar 14 2010, 10:47 AM
Replies: 22
Views: 4,529
Posted By Shalyn
Re: Third Pass Names

I now have an urge to write a fanfic using current popular American names for all the characters, using canonically correct naming conventions.

the first name I'm going to work with is Arizona.
...
Forum: Dragonriders of Pern Mar 6 2010, 10:36 PM
Replies: 22
Views: 4,529
Posted By Shalyn
Re: Third Pass Names

There's really no reason you cannot have an Earth name during any Pass on Pern - as long as you keep it in context with the Pernese naming conventions.

For example, the name "Sharon" - that one...
Forum: Dragonriders of Pern Feb 22 2010, 02:26 PM
Replies: 19
Views: 3,547
Posted By Shalyn
Re: Pernese in the Old West

What Anareth said.

Now - I don't blame you for being defensive over a fanfic idea you have - I have plenty of ideas myself. And when I write fanfic, or original fic, I get defensive if someone...
Forum: Dragonriders of Pern Feb 21 2010, 07:14 PM
Replies: 19
Views: 3,547
Posted By Shalyn
Re: Pernese in the Old West

Sandy did that Dr Who crossover fic. Was quite entertaining.

Weyrlady - why do you want to bring Pernese characters into the Wild West? What you're proposing really do is not making sense to me...
Forum: Book Collector's Meeting Room Feb 21 2010, 06:25 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 2,231
Posted By Shalyn
Re: First e-bay purchase

And you didn't tell me about it?

BAD MOUSE!
Forum: Dragonriders of Pern Jan 23 2010, 08:33 PM
Replies: 55
Views: 8,539
Posted By Shalyn
Re: Some other questions…

ROFL!

That's one way to lose a flight!

What was the story line for that? He wanted someone else to win?
Forum: Dragonriders of Pern Jan 22 2010, 11:31 PM
Replies: 55
Views: 8,539
Posted By Shalyn
Re: Some other questions…

True. I forgot about that.

And, if he has enough conscience to think that 'it might as well be rape', then why doesn't he stop?

Answer: Because the author has romanticized it.
Forum: Dragonriders of Pern Jan 22 2010, 11:29 PM
Replies: 55
Views: 8,539
Posted By Shalyn
Re: Some other questions…

Now, back to our regularly scheduled program.

Why would Lessa, who has lived in a Weyr for all of her adult life, and F'lar, who has lived in a Weyr all his life, have a real problem with another...
Forum: Dragonriders of Pern Jan 22 2010, 11:21 PM
Replies: 55
Views: 8,539
Posted By Shalyn
Re: Some other questions…

Please. Do not diminish the act of rape by comparing it to a dragonflight. Ramoth and Mnementh's first flight together =/= F'lar raping Lessa. The word 'rape' gets bandied about way too much in...
Forum: Dragonriders of Pern Jan 18 2010, 04:11 PM
Replies: 55
Views: 8,539
Posted By Shalyn
Re: Some other questions…

Well, don't you worry, it won't with Anne writing Pern.

Personally, I'd like to see it happen. See what the implications are for a strong Weyrleader to be ousted due to injury. It is something...
Forum: Dragonriders of Pern Jan 17 2010, 09:38 PM
Replies: 24
Views: 5,345
Posted By Shalyn
Re: Possible List Of Hold Foundings

How would moving east have Fortians in the sea?
Forum: Dragonriders of Pern Jan 11 2010, 06:11 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 2,385
Posted By Shalyn
Re: Random Questions....

I disagree.

Two queens shouldn't rise at the same time, but there's no reason that they can't clutch within weeks of each other. This is where dragonrider control will need to come into play very...
Forum: Dragonriders of Pern Jan 10 2010, 10:55 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 2,463
Posted By Shalyn
Re: Lessa being telepathic with humans?

No, no proof in the books. Brekke kind of fades into the background after she helps Jaxom with his firehead. Her claim to fame in TWD is that Jaxom allows her to ride Ruth, when Robinton has his...
Forum: Dragonriders of Pern Jan 10 2010, 10:53 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 2,463
Posted By Shalyn
Re: Brekke telepathic? [split topic]

I actually touched on this in "The Guilt of Forever" - the fanfic I wrote telling Brekke's story.

One thing that points to F'nor being leaned on is that when he is talking to Lessa and Brekke, he...
Forum: Dragonriders of Pern Jan 9 2010, 11:58 AM
Replies: 55
Views: 8,418
Posted By Shalyn
Re: Lessa being telepathic with humans?

To expand on this - I believe that all (or most) HADs have extremely high telepathic abilities. I think that sometime in the past - on either the OKT, the NKT, or here - there has been discussion...
Forum: Dragonriders of Pern Jan 9 2010, 11:58 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 2,463
Posted By Shalyn
Re: Lessa being telepathic with humans?

To expand on this - I believe that all (or most) HADs have extremely high telepathic abilities. I think that sometime in the past - on either the OKT, the NKT, or here - there has been discussion...
Forum: Book Collector's Meeting Room Nov 23 2009, 01:18 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 1,984
Posted By Shalyn
Re: Showing off again and a mystery.....

I have Faces of Fantasy. never thought of it as a collector's item, I purchased it for the different 'faces' in it.

And I love the stories in "Carmen Miranda's Ghost..."
Forum: Exhibit Hall Nov 14 2009, 09:21 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 1,982
Posted By Shalyn
Re: *Is a bad Plat*

DO WANT!!!!!


I love snakes. (I have been known as the Snake Charmer in my time!) It's beautiful, and I'm glad that the bites don't hurt!
Forum: Dragonriders of Pern Oct 29 2009, 08:14 PM
Replies: 80
Views: 11,073
Posted By Shalyn
Re: F'lar and dueling - a favorite pasttime?

Oh - and something else I thought of.

Why are T'ron and T'kul such bad Weyrleaders? The only reason I see anyone thinking they are bad is because they don't agree with F'lar OH NOES!
Forum: Dragonriders of Pern Oct 29 2009, 08:12 PM
Replies: 80
Views: 11,073
Posted By Shalyn
Re: F'lar and dueling - a favorite pasttime?

If I recall correctly, Kylara's bruise was on the underneath part of her arm. Anyone with half a grasp of human anatomy would know that that spot is a very tender area, and can be very prone to...
Forum: Dragonriders of Pern Oct 11 2009, 07:37 PM
Replies: 103
Views: 12,236
Posted By Shalyn
Re: Felessan’s birth

Was it specified that she couldn't conceive, or that she was cautioned against getting pregnant?

(and Kath, Anareth - should I make some changes to that chapter?
Forum: Dragonriders of Pern Oct 5 2009, 08:05 PM
Replies: 103
Views: 12,236
Posted By Shalyn
Re: Felessan’s birth

Right, but she's mentioning having to forcibly remove Ramoth from Lessa's vicinity. There is still no mention of surgery.
Forum: Dragonriders of Pern Oct 4 2009, 04:33 PM
Replies: 103
Views: 12,236
Posted By Shalyn
Re: Felessan’s birth

Same here. I don't recall anything about surgery...only about a difficult birth and that she almost died.

Actually - if she had had the C-section, she probably wouldn't have been in such dire...
Forum: Dragonriders of Pern Sep 13 2009, 10:09 AM
Replies: 122
Views: 10,754
Posted By Shalyn
Re: The last book of the ninth pass

I'm sorry, but something the size of the Red Star crashing into Pern would not allow for any survivors.

Red Star crashes into Pern, rocks fall, everyone dies. No survivors.

The Yoko, on the...
Forum: Book Collector's Meeting Room Aug 30 2009, 09:19 AM
Replies: 19
Views: 1,945
Posted By Shalyn
Re: Keeping Track - Take Two

Excel isn't a database. It's a spreadsheet.

For my books - not McCaffrey, but all books - I have an Access database. Sorting, filtering and querying in Access is just as easy, if not easier,...
Forum: Beyond Anne McCaffrey Aug 30 2009, 09:14 AM
Replies: 27
Views: 3,694
Posted By Shalyn
Re: the death of the bookstore

There's plenty of new and used bookstores in Ohio. I grew up in the Cleveland area, and I've also lived in the Toledo area, and have lived halfway between the two - and I could name several new and...
Forum: Beyond Anne McCaffrey Aug 30 2009, 09:03 AM
Replies: 18
Views: 2,531
Posted By Shalyn
Re: Other Dragon Riders

I'd recommend Brust - but not necessarily for what you were asking about. The closest thing to a real dragon in all of his books is a jhereg, and that is more like a firelizard, except with...
Forum: Café Archives Aug 3 2009, 09:40 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 1,721
Posted By Shalyn
Re: At my Best

I don't know...just in reading this, it sounds awfully cruel.
Forum: Dragonriders of Pern Aug 3 2009, 09:16 AM
Replies: 34
Views: 5,122
Posted By Shalyn
Re: The Adoption Option- on Pern

Because in the overall arc of McCaffrey's writing of Pern - that has not come up. She has not explored that aspect of Pernese life.

However, many RPGs have. Most PBeMs have some type or creche...
Forum: Collector's Marketplace Aug 1 2009, 11:03 AM
Replies: 1
Wanted: Mercedes Lackey
Views: 2,856
Posted By Shalyn
Re: Mercedes Lackey

Why don't you just post the ones you need, so that those of us who hit thrift stores and yard sales know to pick up the books?

...of course, I would anyway, since I can usually sell them on eBay.
Forum: Games and Miscellany Aug 1 2009, 11:00 AM
Replies: 26
Views: 945
Posted By Shalyn
Re: What in the world?

You can make frozen fruit bars out of them. Those are very yummy.

Just don't eat too many at first. I did once...still have a hard time eating the skin. Didn't get tummy-sick, but sure did...
Forum: Dragonriders of Pern Aug 1 2009, 10:42 AM
Replies: 24
Views: 3,712
Posted By Shalyn
Re: Would all Harper Play and instrument...?

Did Master Arnor play an instrument? He was a craftmaster at the Harper Hall - Master Archivist - but I can't recall if he could do anything musically.

I've always thought of the Harper Hall as...
Forum: Exhibit Hall Jul 28 2009, 10:48 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 2,131
Posted By Shalyn
Re: Three Pigs

That was hilarious.

Mozart = wolf gang. *snicker*
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