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Forum: Dragonriders of Pern Jan 26 2018, 08:58 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 681
Posted By Blue Rider 16
Re: Pern Lives on

Yeah, not sure how to take the description--it almost sounds like it would be contemporaneous with the events of the The White Dragon which would be a tad weird. I'm willing to give her a shot...
Forum: Dragonriders of Pern May 26 2014, 06:11 PM
Replies: 21
Views: 3,693
Posted By Blue Rider 16
Re: Watch whers

I always interpreted the "clipped wings" phrase in Dragonflight just to be another way of saying that watch-whers couldn't fly like dragons could, not that they literally clipped a portion of the...
Forum: Dragonriders of Pern May 26 2014, 06:00 PM
Replies: 39
Views: 5,206
Posted By Blue Rider 16
Re: Domick and Menolly

As for me, I wanted to get with Mirrim not Menolly. And indeed, my high school crush was a girl remarkably similar to both Mirrim and Lessa.
Forum: Dragonriders of Pern Jun 17 2012, 03:54 PM
Replies: 38
Views: 6,355
Posted By Blue Rider 16
Re: ATWOP/DOP oddities

That's weird with ATWOP. My copy has Chapter 7 in which Farli travels to the Yokohoma to have the chapter subheading of Present Pass 19 on page 137. Then Chapter 11 in which Amaranth hatches has the...
Forum: Dragonriders of Pern Jun 15 2012, 08:14 PM
Replies: 38
Views: 6,355
Posted By Blue Rider 16
Re: ATWOP/DOP oddities

As for the whole AtWoP/DoP conflicts, there not really as bad as it seems at first glance.
For AtWoP: Aivas found in the 17 PP. Farli's journey to the Yokohoma is the shift to 19 PP. Then...
Forum: Dragonriders of Pern Jun 15 2012, 07:59 PM
Replies: 38
Views: 6,355
Posted By Blue Rider 16
Re: ATWOP/DOP oddities

From Dragonflight, during the abortive battle with the Lords: "And the queen," he continued, "has risen to mate in her second year. Risen to mate and flown high and far"
I'd say that makes it...
Forum: Dragonriders of Pern Nov 26 2011, 04:55 PM
Replies: 64
Views: 10,594
Posted By Blue Rider 16
Re: Sky Dragons

DRAGON'S TIME SPOILERS BELOW


Aside from the first female and blue rider Weyrleader, doesn't this seems somewhat an echo of Dragon's Time? If I recall correctly (and I may not be--I've only read...
Forum: Dragonriders of Pern Oct 27 2011, 10:22 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 3,409
Posted By Blue Rider 16
Re: Petiron

I'm skeptical of the ability to make Harper if suffering from Asperger's Syndrome. I know some people with Asperger's and I know that the biggest thing that is affected is social skills. Almost any...
Forum: Dragonriders of Pern Oct 27 2011, 10:19 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 3,832
Posted By Blue Rider 16
Re: Occupy Ruatha!

Plus I think the Holders tried occupying Benden, and it wasn't exactly a smashing success....
Forum: Café Archives Oct 25 2011, 11:31 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 3,693
Posted By Blue Rider 16
Re: The Writer's Toolbox

The most important skill-set a writer can have in my opinion is the ability to capture a reader's emotions and Anne has that in spades. A lot can be forgiven in terms of technical skill if the...
Forum: Dragonriders of Pern Oct 11 2011, 09:59 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 2,650
Posted By Blue Rider 16
Re: Age of Majority?

In The White Dragon, Jaxom is told he is old enough to be confirmed in his rank or do something else constructive, and he would have been 18 Turns then, which would suggest that that is when one is...
Forum: Dragonriders of Pern Aug 28 2011, 12:07 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 2,547
Posted By Blue Rider 16
Re: Dragon's School (3rd Pass Finale - Spoiler?)

Seems unlikely to be true to me. The title for the next book has been Dragonrider for a while now and that teaser sounds especially suspect given that Fiona, Lorana, and Kindan have been the main...
Forum: Dragonriders of Pern Jul 13 2011, 09:16 PM
Replies: 113
Spoiler: Dragon's Time
Views: 22,906
Posted By Blue Rider 16
Re: Dragon's Time

My opinion of Dragon's Time was basically the same as all his other books: Enjoyable to read in that he has inherited at least a portion of his mother's skill in capturing emotions but not really in...
Forum: Dragonriders of Pern Apr 19 2011, 03:34 PM
Replies: 350
Views: 73,107
Posted By Blue Rider 16
Re: Well. they are making the movie.

I'm excited by the news though I'm trying not to get my hopes too high. But David Hayter was involved in Watchmen and that was very faithfully adapted. Plus, Anne posted that his wife is a major Pern...
Forum: Dragonriders of Pern Jan 17 2011, 08:06 PM
Replies: 53
Views: 24,967
Posted By Blue Rider 16
Re: Exploring the Subtextual - Robinton/Menolly in the DRoP series

I don't think MHoP has any explicit reference but it definitely has a section involving Robinton struggling over the issue of Camo having a bad birth (umbilical cord was around his neck I believe,...
Forum: Dragonriders of Pern Jan 14 2011, 05:51 PM
Replies: 53
Views: 24,967
Posted By Blue Rider 16
Re: Exploring the Subtextual - Robinton/Menolly in the DRoP series

I don't think there's any subtext in the series. There is of course, the scene in The White Dragon where they share the kiss on the trip to Cove Hold after the heart attack and that was definitely...
Forum: Dragonriders of Pern Dec 22 2010, 06:39 PM
Replies: 52
Views: 6,630
Posted By Blue Rider 16
Re: What role would you play on Pern?

I'd want to be a dragonrider, blue or brown wingsecond if I could manage it. I'm not strong enough to be a holder, not dexterous enough for most of the crafts, and not cunning enough to be a trader....
Forum: Dragonriders of Pern Dec 22 2010, 06:35 PM
Replies: 205
Views: 30,553
Posted By Blue Rider 16
Re: If You Were to Impress...

I don't think dragons care too much about quirks. They would probably be adverse to sociopaths, psychopaths, mass murderers, etc. but short of that type of quirk you've probably got about the same...
Forum: Dragonriders of Pern Dec 6 2010, 08:00 PM
Replies: 60
Views: 14,517
Posted By Blue Rider 16
Re: Federation?

Federated Sentient Planets, FSP for short.
Forum: Café Archives Dec 3 2010, 10:26 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 2,841
Posted By Blue Rider 16
Re: family discussion

Oh, I don't know. My older brother and I get into a lot of discussions about all sorts of things. We've definitely discussed fan fiction and copyright rules. One of my favorite discussions was after...
Forum: Dragonriders of Pern Nov 30 2010, 08:24 PM
Replies: 265
Views: 39,574
Posted By Blue Rider 16
Re: Should Todd's books be considered canon?

Yeah, I'm another one who was reading adult stuff by the age of 12. And well Pern isn't the tamest series for that kind of thing it's definitely not the most explicit out there. Even Todd's stuff,...
Forum: Dragonriders of Pern Aug 16 2010, 12:23 PM
Replies: 141
Spoiler: Dragongirl
Views: 33,063
Posted By Blue Rider 16
Re: Dragongirl

I'd say it also makes sense to be naturally evolving on Pern because of the telepathic traits. Didn't the colonists trace the fire-lizards and tunnel snakes back to a mutual aquatic ancestor? What if...
Forum: Dragonriders of Pern Aug 15 2010, 11:14 AM
Replies: 141
Spoiler: Dragongirl
Views: 33,063
Posted By Blue Rider 16
Re: Dragongirl

On another note: Does anyone want to bet that Todd is planning a reverse situation of Lessa's jump. Lessa jumped to the end of the previous Pass to bring riders forward. My personal bet is that...
Forum: Dragonriders of Pern Aug 15 2010, 11:03 AM
Replies: 141
Spoiler: Dragongirl
Views: 33,063
Posted By Blue Rider 16
Re: Dragongirl

I will say that Dragongirl did at least wrap up some unanswered questions from the other books Todd has done. Though it does seem to me that it contradicts stuff in Dragonsblood. I mean the dragons...
Forum: Dragonriders of Pern Mar 23 2010, 09:21 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 2,628
Posted By Blue Rider 16
Re: Dinner and a movie

I'd say talk to F'lar, Lessa, F'nor, Brekke, Jaxom, and Sharra. And be stuck on an island with Mirrim, Debera, or one of the other female green riders in Dragonseye.
Forum: Dragonriders of Pern Mar 12 2010, 11:32 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 3,157
Posted By Blue Rider 16
Re: Sad moments

Only book I've ever cried on was All the Weyrs of Pern during Robinton's death. This was especially surprising because I was thirteen, and I knew absolutely nothing about Pern or the characters...
Forum: Dragonriders of Pern Mar 8 2010, 10:15 AM
Replies: 22
Views: 4,949
Posted By Blue Rider 16
Re: Third Pass Names

Thanks everybody!
Forum: Dragonriders of Pern Mar 5 2010, 01:02 PM
Replies: 22
Views: 4,949
Posted By Blue Rider 16
Third Pass Names

So I've been re-reading some of Todd's Third Pass books, and the naming of some characters struck me as odd. I mean, for the most part they seem to be proper Pernese names. But some of them seem to...
Forum: Dragonriders of Pern Jan 28 2010, 12:06 PM
Replies: 63
Views: 10,455
Posted By Blue Rider 16
Re: Rank issues

I don't know how much it counts but the dragondex at the back of Moreta (at least in On Dragonwings) says that the greens are the only ones who can't last a whole fall. It does say specifically that...
Forum: Dragonriders of Pern Jan 26 2010, 11:28 AM
Replies: 24
Views: 3,782
Posted By Blue Rider 16
Re: Kylara’s children

Yeah, I suppose that's a good point. But if the women from the Lower Caverns ever wanted to abort they could ask a male dragonrider to take them between. Maybe that became the practice in lieu of the...
Forum: Dragonriders of Pern Jan 23 2010, 01:55 PM
Replies: 26
Views: 5,792
Posted By Blue Rider 16
Re: How long is weyrling training?

I don't think he was the age F'lar was when he became Weyrleader until DoP, and the latter half of it at that.
Forum: Dragonriders of Pern Jan 23 2010, 01:50 PM
Replies: 24
Views: 3,782
Posted By Blue Rider 16
Re: Kylara’s children

Yeah, Toric's devious, but he also tends toward underestimating the opposition--which I think is also a hallmark of the "bad guys" in fantasy/sci-fi.
Forum: Dragonriders of Pern Jan 23 2010, 01:38 PM
Replies: 32
Views: 3,283
Posted By Blue Rider 16
Re: Woman Harpers

No, I don't think he argued about sailing. But during the set-up of getting him to Cove Hold it was mentioned. Here's a quote from when F'nor brings Jaxom the news of the Masterharper coming:
...
Forum: Dragonriders of Pern Jan 22 2010, 12:29 PM
Replies: 55
Views: 9,808
Posted By Blue Rider 16
Re: Some other questions…

The one thing that makes me think that Ramoth wouldn't even fly if Mnementh and/or F'lar was injured is the part of Dragonsblood where Wind Blossom is explaining some of the programming in the...
Forum: Dragonriders of Pern Jan 22 2010, 12:23 PM
Replies: 32
Views: 3,283
Posted By Blue Rider 16
Re: Woman Harpers

I never saw the MHoP contradicting the sailing part. Wasn't it mentioned in TWD that he only got sick in small boats? I figured that was a result of Kasia's death. Weren't he and Kasia in a...
Forum: Dragonriders of Pern Jan 22 2010, 12:05 PM
Replies: 26
Views: 5,792
Posted By Blue Rider 16
Re: How long is weyrling training?

I realize DLG isn't exactly the most definitive source but Todd's section (I think it was when he was going under the name of Johnston) gives about 18 months. Putting a year for "preliminary"...
Forum: Dragonriders of Pern Jan 21 2010, 05:20 PM
Replies: 24
Views: 3,782
Posted By Blue Rider 16
Re: Kylara’s children

It's always struck me as odd that it took Kylara five children before she figured out she could abort. She had the first child near the time that she Impressed Prideth, right? She had lived in the...
Forum: Dragonriders of Pern Jan 20 2010, 01:50 PM
Replies: 55
Views: 9,808
Posted By Blue Rider 16
Re: Some other questions…

I'm pretty sure in the Skies of Pern, Tai reflects that Talina is "indolent".
Here's the quote:

"She left the two dragons on the terrace and made for the kitchen. All the lights were on and...
Forum: Dragonriders of Pern Jan 7 2010, 06:23 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 2,003
Posted By Blue Rider 16
Quote at beginning of the Skies of Pern.

I've been wondering for the past while where the quote at the beginning of the Skies of Pern is from:

Ours not to ponder what were fair in Life
But, finding what may be,
Makeit fair up to our...
Forum: Dragonriders of Pern Nov 17 2009, 12:33 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 2,588
Posted By Blue Rider 16
Re: Favorite F'nor Scene [Equal Time]

I always liked the scene where F'nor revealed everything to Lessa in Dragonflight. Just the intensity he had during that scene, the hard edge--it spoke a lot to F'nor's character.
Forum: Dragonriders of Pern Nov 7 2009, 11:23 AM
Replies: 46
Views: 6,637
Posted By Blue Rider 16
Re: Zombie Dragonriders!

I like the idea of Elizabeth I on a queen, or even being a Lady Holder. Rasputin could probably be a good dragonrider, or even one of the "spy" harpers.
Forum: Dragonriders of Pern Nov 7 2009, 11:19 AM
Replies: 28
Views: 4,677
Posted By Blue Rider 16
Re: Naming a child on Pern - how?

Or even use an "I" in place of the apostrophe. Wasn't there a dragon in Moreta, that's name was Tigrath but was called T'grath either in the Dragondex or the text?
Forum: Dragonriders of Pern Nov 7 2009, 11:14 AM
Replies: 81
Views: 12,953
Posted By Blue Rider 16
Re: AAAAAAAAARGH! When?!

I always liked Jaxom as well. Though I can see where the criticism is coming from, I think most of it can be explained away by being a Lord Holder on Pern: quite feudal, really, though before the...
Forum: Dragonriders of Pern Nov 3 2009, 12:56 PM
Replies: 28
Views: 4,677
Posted By Blue Rider 16
Re: Naming a child on Pern - how?

I wouldn't be surprised. As with all social customs, naming on Pern would most likely be a social norm not an absolute.
Forum: Dragonriders of Pern Nov 1 2009, 10:58 AM
Replies: 48
Views: 7,565
Posted By Blue Rider 16
Re: Hatching and Impressing

I think that there is a difference in the Pernese mindset between fire-lizards and dragons--at least among most dragonriders. Sean, the first Weyrleader, understands the crucial importance of every...
Forum: Dragonriders of Pern Oct 30 2009, 11:55 AM
Replies: 28
Views: 4,677
Posted By Blue Rider 16
Re: Naming a child on Pern - how?

I think the important part then would be the combining of two names: usually the parents, but not always.
Forum: Dragonriders of Pern Oct 29 2009, 06:10 PM
Replies: 80
Views: 12,732
Posted By Blue Rider 16
Re: F'lar and dueling - a favorite pasttime?

Not to mention that T'reb wasn't the most responsible rider himself.
Forum: Dragonriders of Pern Oct 29 2009, 06:07 PM
Replies: 28
Views: 4,677
Posted By Blue Rider 16
Re: Naming a child on Pern - how?

I think children usually are named with a portion of their father's name, and a portion of their mother's. That was an acknowledged Pernese convention even in the short story, "The Ford of Red...
Forum: Dragonriders of Pern Oct 22 2009, 12:16 PM
Replies: 80
Views: 12,732
Posted By Blue Rider 16
Re: F'lar and dueling - a favorite pasttime?

I doubt R'gul was not aware of the grudge (assuming there was one). Dragonriders are emphasized as being more aware of emotional states than the common Pernese. R'gul was an able Wingleader and...
Forum: Dragonriders of Pern Oct 20 2009, 01:51 PM
Replies: 22
Views: 3,507
Posted By Blue Rider 16
Re: The timing of Ever the Twain

Do we know for a fact that there were only three female greenriders in the Ninth Pass? Sure, there were only three mentioned, but that does not exclude the possibility of more green riders. Tagetral,...
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