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Old Dec 30 2010, 11:52 PM   #41
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Pern is very special to me. I am now 49, but when I was 20 I found out that I was very dyslexic; apposed to being an idiot, as I had always thought.

I took three years and retaught myself to read, and eventually how to write. I read and reread the Pern series so many times that each of the books had to be replaced several times. Ms. McCaffery has probably made at least a hundred dollars in royalties from me alone.

My first unpublished novel took place on Pern {a writing exercise actually but well over a hundred and fifty pages}. The protagonist was named Poetric, the son of a cruel miner-journeyman. Poetric had a brilliant mind and had designed a mining machine his father stole credit for.

Poetric escaped the mine and his father, and went to the Southern Continent, and discovered a clutch of wild dragons, 1/2 way between fire lizards and modern dragons, impressing several [this was long before the genesis of dragons was disclosed]. He became known as P'tric and rode the queen of the clutch, directing the rest from this vantage, as she was the only beasty of the clutch large enough to carry a rider...

Alas, that was nearly three decades ago, today I would be a harper, preferably a weyr-harper.
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Old Dec 31 2010, 07:39 PM   #42
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Master Harper of Pern or Bronze rider L'ry
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Old Jan 2 2011, 12:54 PM   #43
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Crafter, in the fiber arts. It doesn't matter what - I have the "feel" for all of it. I even wear things that are not common to weave! Like Lintz Londor candy wrappers!
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Old Mar 29 2011, 07:20 PM   #44
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Well I can't sing and my hand writing skills are dreadful, so not a harper I.

I am both a qualified healer and a counsellor in RL so Healer then for me.

BUT

A green dragonrider too I think.
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Old Mar 29 2011, 07:29 PM   #45
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I just realized that if i was a sea holder, someone would expect me me a sea holders wife,so then dolphineer probably.(anything on or in an ocean!)
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Old Mar 30 2011, 04:24 PM   #46
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I love horses/runners, so I would have a way with those & be a beastmaster, I might even be found on search as I can hear Dragons.
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I just realized that if i was a sea holder, someone would expect me me a sea holders wife,so then dolphineer probably.(anything on or in an ocean!)
Well in a AU zine we do have Sea Traders with Lady of the Ship,

I'm trying get a dolphineer working, its not easy.
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I would think a Brown rider, In one of the northern Weyrs, I do like the winter season.
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Old Apr 8 2011, 04:06 PM   #49
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can hear the music, but not produce it. That would likely rule me out for getting into the harper hall, despite them running most drafting projects... in a recording capacity. So I'd likely be in the smithcraft halls. Problem solver, high level of mechanical aptitude, and given Fandarel's way of running things, I'd likely be buried under a pile of hides trying to puzzle out gaps.
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As my signature might suggest, I'd like to be in the Printer's Hall at Landing. I learned printing from the ground up, including the older 'letterpress' process. I also like history, so being around Landing and reproducing all those needed records would suit me fine. I'd be the one finding typos for my master just after the printing run is finished.
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Even though my skills and experiences IRL are mostly on the creative side, I'd rather be a Dragonrider if given the opportunity. That's why I read most of the Pern books after all: to be with the dragons!

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Old Apr 13 2011, 02:34 PM   #52
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Provided I could be rejuvenated, I'd love to be apprenticed to the Printer's Hall. I liked the work when I did it in small shop I worked in.
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I'd love to end up in Harper Hall.. but my life would have started in one of the minecraft holds....
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