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Old Jun 1 2009, 10:25 PM   #5
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Default Re: Accomodating Non-humans

Originally Posted by Anareth View Post
#1 thing to remember: a horse is not a bicycle. (Many fantasy writers have pointed this out.)
I'll try to keep that in mind!

You all write such interesting- sounding stuff. [I]'d be interested in reading your story sometime, Dawna! It sounds like a good read, and like a lot of thought went into it.

I totally see what y'all mean when you base your nonhuman aliens on things that we have on this planet and are familiar with. I read somewhere (and it makes complete sense) that the Pern dragons are loosely based on horses- which, in my opinion, is so much better than the overgrown chuckwalla that they call a "dragon" in other stories.

***Chuckwallas are big desert lizards. As far as I can tell, they're grouchy all the time.***
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