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Old Jan 24 2006, 06:06 PM   #1
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So, I was at a business dinner last night, trying to make polite conversation with the chap on my left and it was heavy going Anyhow, after a few false starts he eventually commented on the dragon necklace I was wearing - Hans will know the one I mean So we got talking about dragons and fantasy and LoTR and I mentioned Anne's name - and it turns out he's read all the Pern books We talked up a storm after that, it's the very first time I've met someone in person whom I hadn't already "seen" online who didn't look at me as if I were crazy when I talked about Pern

PS: and the real irony is - we were talking in Norwegian
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Old Jan 24 2006, 07:22 PM   #2
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Anneli, That is so wonderful, to meet someone like that. Now you will have more to talk about the next time you meet with him. I use to want to meet someone who really liked the books. I waited for years until I found all of you in here. This was a dream come true for me.
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Old Jan 24 2006, 09:22 PM   #3
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ooh Anneli that must have been soo much fun!
And the most fun function you've ever been to at that!
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That's wonderful Anneli!! I've met a few who have a passing interest in her, have never managed to convince any to come visit our site/s! yet though!
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*raises hand* I know the necklace you mean! *points to her own matching necklace*

That is wonderful Anneli! And shows you the power of that necklace. I had a brief encounter with a young woman at the counter in the card shop a few years ago, who noted the necklace and asked if I liked dragons. She was a Pern fan too! Unfortunately I never saw her in teh shop again (nor had I seen her before), and I go there at least once a month.
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Old Jan 25 2006, 12:37 AM   #6
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Ooh, I hope I meet a Pern fan in the "real world"
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Old Jan 25 2006, 12:57 AM   #7
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Any chance of a description of the necklace, and pickies
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Way to go, Anneli! Your first Scandinavian Anne fan! Soon, you will be swapping herring recipes, and chatting fish!
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Doesn't it give you the best feeling to meet someone who knows about Anne? Once I was in a bookstore looking up something on their customer computer, and I heard someone say, "Mom, look what Anne McCaffrey has to say about it!" and there was a person holding an Eragon book, reading Anne's reccomendation on it So I couldn't help but go up and start talking about Pern wither her, though her mother wasn't too thrilled with a complete stanger coming out of nowhere and start talking about dragons
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Ooh, such luck!
I hate sitting at a dinner party not having anybody to talk to. My necklace is an ankh hieroglyphic, but it has never helped me through a boring dinner party.

I can think of at least 4 Danish persons that I know of that have read some of Anne's books, but none of them are really fans, they "just" enjoy her books, but not enough to start collecting them and join forums.
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I've met a few-one of which I won't try introducing to the forum-he' the dreaded lab partner! I leant him dragon's dawn on a residential trip and he moved all my bookmarks for the discussions so I lost the pages!!!

I was introduced by Pern by someone I met on a cadets gliding trip-sadly I lost contact with her tho!
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Any chance of a description of the necklace, and pickies
Hmm, I'd have to take a pic as I don't think I have any of it already. It's somewhat reminiscent of the necklace Lessa wears in People of Pern -- a dragon wtih outstretched wings, but silver and hanging from a central point rather than the chains going to the wings.
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Wow. I've never actually met an Anne fan, though I'm sure the person who gave me my copy of Powers That Be read some of them. A teacher I've since lost contact with.
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How nice and what a wonderful surprise, Anneli And in Norwegian nonethheless, a language in which no Pern books are available

The necklace(s) took care of already two meets/remarks by fellow dragon/Anne/Pern fans... good heavens, I need to start wearing mine visibly
Yes, my friends, it is a matching trio of necklaces.

The one the ladies have is identical to this one (although the picture doesn't do it justice):

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Old Jan 25 2006, 04:32 PM   #15
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Very nice, Hans. Makes me almost want to wear one myself. If only to emulate you three.
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Ghyle, if I'm ever in Berlin around Christmas again, I'll see if they still sell them. Never seen them anywhere else actually which makes then even more special
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I wish that I could meet some Anne McCaffrey fans in Louisville, Kentucky
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Old Jan 25 2006, 04:52 PM   #18
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How about meeting one on a dig, Larry, preferavly somewhere in Jordan...

Wouldn't THAT be a hoot
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I started reading the books cos the librarian said so. Then I read all the ones in the library and she got mad at me again
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Old Jan 26 2006, 12:50 AM   #20
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Myt, er, two words (?) to remember: Interlibrary Loan.... (can you say librarian?)
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How about meeting one on a dig, Larry, preferavly somewhere in Jordan...

Wouldn't THAT be a hoot
Hans I did create some new Pern fans on digs in Jordan
There will not be a dig in Jordan this summer so I am planning to go to Greece
I hope it works out.
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Whoopy, I'm not an archeologists, Larry, I'd chose Greece over Jordan any time. I Greece!
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Old Jan 26 2006, 04:21 PM   #23
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Whoopy, I'm not an archeologists, Larry, I'd chose Greece over Jordan any time. I Greece!
It is not firmed up yet but Myceane - bronze age 1300BC
Hans I have studied Greece for many years and I am looking forward to being there at last.
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I've "studied" greek and roman culture too, Larry And I've been to all the most important (and a lot less important) sites, including Mycene

Nearby Epidauros is also fantastic!
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Mycenae--wow!

I'd love to learn more about Bronze Age Greece, especially in regards the physical culture. I may get the chance next year, if I take a break from English, and if the unit is offered, of course; but I wish you all the best. I hope that you make an exciting discovery or two!
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By far, Shani, by far

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Hans I have studied Greece for many years and I am looking forward to being there at last.
I'm turning green with envy! Have a great time!
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Wow, I'd love to see Greece. I've been to Italy, but I don't even remember that much anymore. More than I do of Germany, at least...

Lovely necklace, Hans.
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How nice and what a wonderful surprise, Anneli And in Norwegian nonethheless, a language in which no Pern books are available

The necklace(s) took care of already two meets/remarks by fellow dragon/Anne/Pern fans... good heavens, I need to start wearing mine visibly
Yes, my friends, it is a matching trio of necklaces.

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That is fantastic, It really looks like a Pern Dragon. Not like most of the ones like that, that look like an oriental dragon, or a fantasy magical dragon.
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I can't believe I forgot about this one! Once when my mom was in hospital for a month or so, when I went to visit her, the woman at the ticket booth noticed me reading when my grandpa was paying for it. She asked what I was reading, it was Moreta, and her eyes lit up and had a huge grin on her face. She was reading Dragon's Eye at the time, I think. So every time after a visit with my mom, we'd stop a few minutes at the ticket booth to talk about Pern :laugh: And my grandparents had no idea what the hell we were on about
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Excellent to hear, Spiffmeister!

(At which point:Me=; Spaceman=... hee hee!)
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