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Forum: Dragonriders of Pern Jul 6 2008, 06:18 AM
Replies: 40
Views: 9,477
Posted By OnyxDrake
Re: Favorite Dragonpair

I keep thinking of Mirrim/Path. I'd still like to write a fic with a woman/green pairing who get up to all sorts of mischief. Just think, no one to put the responsibility of clutching or running a...
Forum: Dragonriders of Pern Jul 6 2008, 06:15 AM
Replies: 68
Views: 10,744
Posted By OnyxDrake
Re: Technical reasons for Ruth's abnormalities?

Something that I do remember reading was that if Ruth's hide was examined in a certain light, it had "all colours" beneath the white... So he wasn't an albino and, if he had been, he'd have had to...
Forum: Dragonriders of Pern Jul 6 2008, 05:34 AM
Replies: 59
Views: 24,185
Posted By OnyxDrake
Re: Are There Different Races on Pern?

If I remember a passage correctly from Dragonsdawn, many of the colonists who originally came to Pern had done so in order to get away from socio-political problems elsewhere and there had been a...
Forum: Dragonriders of Pern Apr 29 2008, 11:28 AM
Replies: 38
Views: 5,675
Posted By OnyxDrake
Re: Magic on Pern?

This is a topic dear to my heart. "Magic" would need to be defined. If you see magic as being the ability to bring about change in terms of applying will, then there are a fair amount of magicians...
Forum: Dragonriders of Pern Apr 29 2008, 11:04 AM
Replies: 33
Views: 6,818
Posted By OnyxDrake
Re: Terrestrial Weyrs

Then again, the climate by the Drakensberg is most likely not that grand. If we're looking for thermal heating plus mountains (which would need propery weyrs excavated) we'd be looking at the fold...
Forum: Dragonriders of Pern Apr 29 2008, 10:24 AM
Replies: 33
Views: 6,818
Posted By OnyxDrake
Re: Terrestrial Weyrs

Ah, hell. I'm going to vote for something totally out of the southern hemisphere. We have the Drakensberg range of mountains here in South Africa. My reason for voting in this way is that there's...
Forum: Dragonriders of Pern Apr 4 2008, 12:16 PM
Replies: 21
Views: 6,073
Posted By OnyxDrake
Re: World Premiere for Pern Museum: cover art for Todd's new book Dragonheart

It's beautiful. It's as if they're turning on their wings and dancing through the air.
Forum: Dragonriders of Pern Apr 4 2008, 12:03 PM
Replies: 58
Views: 11,708
Posted By OnyxDrake
Re: Short Pernese Books - humor!

LOL! Guys, thank you for this, it's brought a smile to my face after a very stressful day. I wish I could think up one on my own but right now my brain has turned to jelly.
Forum: Dragonriders of Pern Apr 4 2008, 11:48 AM
Replies: 350
Views: 117,165
Posted By OnyxDrake
Re: Well. they are making the movie.

The thing that works for Eragon AND McCaffrey and why both made good stories to read is the fact that there is a host of characters that readers can identify with. If you create a cast that catches...
Forum: Dragonriders of Pern Apr 4 2008, 11:14 AM
Replies: 350
Views: 117,165
Posted By OnyxDrake
Re: Well. they are making the movie.

Merchandising... merchandising. Now, authors, always remember to try and retain your rights to the merchandising...
Forum: Dragonriders of Pern Apr 4 2008, 07:35 AM
Replies: 16
Views: 2,848
Posted By OnyxDrake
Re: The Dolphins of Pern...

All the love and bubbles about dolphins aside, I've read some less appealing sides to their natures which I don't really like thinking about. I had a bit of a lump in my throat when I recently read...
Forum: Exhibit Hall Apr 4 2008, 07:19 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 3,268
Posted By OnyxDrake
Re: New fanfic: Weyrwoman Blues

I'd love to post it here but it's more than 30K words long and there's more than one chapter.
Forum: Exhibit Hall Apr 3 2008, 05:41 AM
Replies: 43
Views: 8,999
Posted By OnyxDrake
Re: Mary Sue's Revenge! - the comments thread.

Well, I've really enjoyed this piece. It had me laughing out loud and the ending was satisfactory as well. I kinda knew it would end with the protagonist on Pern but the conditions of her getting...
Forum: Exhibit Hall Apr 2 2008, 04:28 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 3,268
Posted By OnyxDrake
New fanfic: Weyrwoman Blues

Hi there

After a long absence, I have a new offering for those who are interested.

I've got a few more yarns in this vein to post but I'm currently busy with editing my first novel and writing...
Forum: Dragonriders of Pern Jan 13 2008, 02:00 PM
Replies: 38
Views: 6,808
Posted By OnyxDrake
Re: What would your Pernese job-description be?

Ha... that's a good one, the Weyrlingmaster you didn't want to have!
Forum: Exhibit Hall Jan 13 2008, 01:53 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 2,212
Posted By OnyxDrake
Re: Evolution

I was thinking the worst-case scenario if something did go squiff with the dragons' genes, resulting in beasts that actually remember without the benefit of their riders.
Forum: Dragonriders of Pern Jan 11 2008, 10:04 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 7,115
Posted By OnyxDrake
Re: Pern's Population

I always wondered what would happen if firestone started running out. Are there such large deposites of the phosphine-bearing rock available?
Forum: Dragonriders of Pern Dec 24 2007, 03:35 PM
Replies: 139
Views: 23,530
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Forum: Dragonriders of Pern Dec 24 2007, 03:25 PM
Replies: 38
Views: 6,808
Posted By OnyxDrake
What would your Pernese job-description be?

Here's a fun one.

What do you do now for a living and how would that translate into Pernese terms (keep in mind what you were "into" when you were a young adult)

Here goes... When I was but a...
Forum: Dragonriders of Pern Dec 24 2007, 03:18 PM
Replies: 69
Views: 12,886
Posted By OnyxDrake
Re: What Fire Lizard would you impress?

Knowing me, if I'd actually lived on Pern, I'd have ingratiated myself with firelizard keepers so that I could actually lay hands on a gold egg. I'd be breeding Belgian Shepherds right now if it...
Forum: Dragonriders of Pern Dec 24 2007, 03:11 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 4,255
Posted By OnyxDrake
Mating flights

I have this question. Whenever a weyrwoman dies and there are other junior queenriders to replace her, how do they decide who the next weyrwoman is? Especially if there is more than one likely gold....
Forum: Exhibit Hall Dec 24 2007, 03:07 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 2,212
Posted By OnyxDrake
White Evolution

Dear friends

I apologise for the long, sticky silence, but I've been very busy with work and preparations for my upcoming trip to Namibia.

At the following link is my humble offering of a...
Forum: Exhibit Hall Dec 24 2007, 03:00 PM
Replies: 24
Views: 6,879
Posted By OnyxDrake
Re: So...why do you fic? And, keeping the crackbunnies away...

I write speculative "what-ifs" for Pern post Aivas as that's what interests me the most... I like working with my own characters and they sort of jump out with their own stories. Why? Because I like...
Forum: Dragonriders of Pern Nov 22 2007, 01:49 PM
Replies: 60
Views: 10,212
Posted By OnyxDrake
Re: You know you're a Pern fan when...

You sit on the train writing fanfic when you should be writing your novel...
Forum: Dragonriders of Pern Nov 22 2007, 01:23 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 2,620
Posted By OnyxDrake
Re: Pernese newspapers

Where would the most likely places be for Pernese forestry?
Forum: Dragonriders of Pern Nov 22 2007, 11:15 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 2,620
Posted By OnyxDrake
Re: Pernese newspapers

Can do... but not sure re. the policies. I don't want to copy paste from fanfiction.net would I be able to just post a link and I gather that would be in the appropriate section in the Mezzanine?
Forum: Dragonriders of Pern Nov 22 2007, 06:37 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 2,620
Posted By OnyxDrake
Re: Pernese newspapers

I'm toying with the idea of a post-Thread fanfic with a greenrider who started out as an archivist, was Searched, Impressed and then finds her vocation... It would be fun, since my rogue queen story...
Forum: Dragonriders of Pern Nov 22 2007, 05:58 AM
Replies: 68
Views: 7,547
Posted By OnyxDrake
Re: Holders Meals

I know here in South Africa we have something called a jaffle iron which is basically two round iron "saucers" attached to long pincers... You make your sarmie and then toast it between the iron...
Forum: Dragonriders of Pern Nov 22 2007, 04:49 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 2,620
Posted By OnyxDrake
Pernese newspapers

Hypothetically speaking, if, in post-Aivas Pern things got a bit more technologically apt...

How far would the development of a Pernese newspaper be feasible? I remember that there was a printer's...
Forum: Dragonriders of Pern Nov 19 2007, 01:43 PM
Replies: 167
Views: 79,651
Posted By OnyxDrake
Re: Adult Topic! Brekke...Tai... Rape vs. Forced/Coerced Sex

Mmmm... some excellent points raised. Perhaps I didn't clarify but I was more worried about the physical problems for a youngster of say 12 who isn't physically developed...

However, that being...
Forum: Dragonriders of Pern Nov 18 2007, 01:32 PM
Replies: 24
Views: 5,082
Posted By OnyxDrake
Forum: Dragonriders of Pern Nov 18 2007, 12:53 PM
Replies: 167
Views: 79,651
Posted By OnyxDrake
Re: Adult Topic! Brekke...Tai... Rape vs. Forced/Coerced Sex

Mmmm... now here's another "what if" scenario.

What if a girl Impressed a green... And I mean a really young girl of say 11 or 12 Turns who was physically quite immature. How would the Weyr handle...
Forum: Dragonriders of Pern Nov 3 2007, 06:34 AM
Replies: 20
Views: 3,800
Posted By OnyxDrake
Re: Chocolate on Pern

Well, look at how mad the youngsters are about bubbly pies. I know I'd be nuts about bubbly pies so if chocolate isn't available people'd probably fixate on "the next best" thing.

What berries did...
Forum: Dragonriders of Pern Nov 3 2007, 06:28 AM
Replies: 46
Views: 10,761
Posted By OnyxDrake
Re: Runner of Pern

Wouldn't this have something to do with Threadfall? One person could conceivably find shelter quicker than a person astride a runnerbeast?
Forum: Dragonriders of Pern Nov 3 2007, 06:19 AM
Replies: 53
Views: 9,448
Posted By OnyxDrake
Re: Dragons without weyrs?

I have this theory that I'm currently exploring in some of the fanfic that I'm writing that the Weyrs will continue to function but that the dragonriders would take on other roles in service to the...
Forum: Dragonriders of Pern Nov 3 2007, 06:06 AM
Replies: 43
Views: 14,166
Posted By OnyxDrake
Re: dragoriders on earth???

Of course if there was ever a need to build up tech to the point where some form of work in space was necessary (not that it would considering the real reason people went to Pern was to escape...
Forum: Dragonriders of Pern Oct 31 2007, 04:57 PM
Replies: 167
Views: 79,651
Posted By OnyxDrake
Re: Adult Topic! Brekke...Tai... Rape vs. Forced/Coerced Sex

Hey

I really enjoyed reading all of this. I'd guess that I side with the fact that I don't think women on Pern during those times were aware that they had a right to say no. I grew up in a very...
Forum: Dragonriders of Pern Sep 21 2007, 06:14 PM
Replies: 19
Views: 3,828
Posted By OnyxDrake
Re: Daily life for Weyrlings

I don't think I've seen Red Star Rising and Dragon's Eye here in SA... But will keep an eye open for those titles, should they be at the library.
Forum: Dragonriders of Pern Sep 21 2007, 06:12 PM
Replies: 48
Views: 7,647
Posted By OnyxDrake
Re: Dragon Harper

All I can say about Todd is that I find that his writing tends to feel a bit more "cold" for a lack of better description. I dunno... maybe he's still going to find his feet or something. I'm not...
Forum: Dragonriders of Pern Sep 21 2007, 06:05 PM
Replies: 60
Views: 10,212
Posted By OnyxDrake
Re: You know you're a Pern fan when...

Mmmm... I think I can relate to the one of sitting on the plane and wishing that it could go between instead of dropping hundreds of metres when you hit turbulence over Africa during the summer...
Forum: Dragonriders of Pern Sep 14 2007, 11:34 AM
Replies: 19
Views: 3,828
Posted By OnyxDrake
Re: Daily life for Weyrlings

Eish... and people thought that dragonriders had it easy... Thank you. I'm going to have fun with these concepts rolling around in my head.

I've often wondered what sort of situation the...
Forum: Dragonriders of Pern Sep 14 2007, 10:49 AM
Replies: 19
Views: 3,828
Posted By OnyxDrake
Daily life for Weyrlings

Before they graduate after approximately 2-3 years, what would the most likely daily schedule for weyrlings be?

I would assume that a fair amount of it would include dragon health, basic DIY and...
Forum: Dragonriders of Pern Sep 14 2007, 08:20 AM
Replies: 27
Views: 10,166
Posted By OnyxDrake
Re: Wherry, wherefore art thou wherry

I wonder if there would be different wherry species... Such as larger plain-dwelling types... Or ones that have adapted more to certain environments. Judging that there probably weren't any forests...
Forum: Dragonriders of Pern Sep 13 2007, 11:49 AM
Replies: 46
Views: 12,588
Posted By OnyxDrake
Re: A Pern Moment

Mmmm... I like the idea of using "Shards!" instead of the more obvious, similar-sounding word. Of course it would drive my poor husband quite wild if I did that.
Forum: Dragonriders of Pern Sep 7 2007, 08:02 AM
Replies: 27
Views: 10,166
Posted By OnyxDrake
Wherry, wherefore art thou wherry

I'm really trying to visualise what a wherry looks like and how big it is and what it's habits are. Any ideas?

Also, the avian species... where these Terran in origin?

Thank you in advance...
Forum: Dragonriders of Pern Sep 6 2007, 11:43 AM
Replies: 48
Views: 7,942
Posted By OnyxDrake
Re: Background music

My vote goes to either John Williams of Hans Zimmer for the score. However, incidental music at Gathers would probably be more folkish/Irish/gypsy in my mind... If anyone has had the pure pleasure of...
Forum: Dragonriders of Pern Sep 4 2007, 11:53 AM
Replies: 139
Views: 23,530
Posted By OnyxDrake
Re: your Pern name

Ah... and then I forget, there is also my fanfic character who's not a self-insert 'cos she can't read or write to save her life.

Her name is Shaya, rider of "sort-of" gold Suteth (and don't shoot...
Forum: Dragonriders of Pern Sep 4 2007, 11:49 AM
Replies: 139
Views: 23,530
Posted By OnyxDrake
Re: your Pern name

Mmmm... My Pern name... Well, my sis would have ended up being called Lehen, my older brother could have been called Drikel and that leaves me with Eidri and gods forbid that they bred any others...
Forum: Dragonriders of Pern Sep 4 2007, 11:39 AM
Replies: 41
Views: 7,819
Posted By OnyxDrake
Re: Young dragons flying...

Hey guys... Sorry for the long absence but I've read this thread now with great interest... been busy at work but I've got an idea of what I want to do with that piece of fanfic that I'm currently...
Forum: Dragonriders of Pern Aug 1 2007, 11:37 AM
Replies: 41
Views: 7,819
Posted By OnyxDrake
Re: Young dragons flying...

Thank you for that... Two turns... Eish, that's quite a while but that's good for me to know. Gives me some frame for pacing. Ja, here at work we're running on IE5 and Mac G4s... for the time...
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