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Old Apr 27 2019, 12:34 AM   #41
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If Sebell being forty and Menolly being a teenager is icky, then what about F'nor (who is mid thirties, easily)and experienced being with Brekke, who is 16-19 and virgin?
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Old Sep 30 2021, 08:46 PM   #42
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Why does Menolly "need" to be hooked up with anyone? She's her own woman, focusing on her career. Plus, she already has 10 firelizards to take care of. I thought Sebell was boring, and the method used to hook them up was yet another "but they must!" moment, which I didn't expect to see in the HH trilogy (which was supposed to be aimed towards young readers).

If Menolly simply *had* to have a partner, Mirrim seems more likely than anyone else. Menolly is probably the only person Mirrim consistently gets along with, and they're both giving whatever the Pernese equivalent of the middle finger is to the patriarchy. Once Path can fly Between, distance isn't even an issue for them. They just seem to click more with each other than any of their male "love" interests. Plus, it would have been nice to see a canonical lesbian relationship on Pern before Xhinna and Taria.
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Following this thread , I don't have much to add, outside of maybe Sebell was as his 2I c he was not doing the gather and wedding like other harpers, were he could be doing more spi work, and being his shadow. doing things that only a special person could do, not someone doing the public route, as an example. from a different bbook, Moreta: Dragonlady of P the one that replaced the dead Master Harper at Ruatha, the one thatnamed Skinny and was thinking that runneserem could stop it and bring the runners needed in the main hold. Tero sp
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Not all that likely, since she'd need a majority of votes by all the Masters, both inside and outside the Hall. And Masterharper is a highly political position, requiring contact with Weyrleaders, Lord Holders and other Mastercrafters all over Pern. Many of whom look on women mainly as baby-machines, not leaders of any stripe.
I don't know. I think by the time that might happen, she would be well established as a masterhaper skilled in many areas and would be a good candidate for Masterharper. And I think by that point Pern would accept her.
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Well not to go fully off topic, but one of her friends is in the later books, a MasterSmith, Jancis who is married to Pimer andthey did have one son., and The MastherSmith is the Granddaughter of Fanderal , who pput her in in The Skies of Pern. as his pproxy.

Getting back to Mennolly becomeing a Master I don't recall which Loard Holder objected to her becoming one.

Also in The Skies of Pern whe see a Lady Holder and a few do recall other ones, just saying, sorry my mind is fissing out, so I shall stop here.

PS Sharron Manjaced her Lady Holder and a Master Healer quite well, along with a few others, I shall have to come back and break off this thopic to a new thread when I am thinking clearer.
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If Sebell being forty and Menolly being a teenager is icky, then what about F'nor (who is mid thirties, easily)and experienced being with Brekke, who is 16-19 and virgin?
I thought Sebell had been made journeyman shortly before Menolly came to the Harperhall!!
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Don't know, but I just thought of something Ranto sp is Sebell grandfather, and related to MasterHarper Robinton , inThe MasterHarper of Pern, who had perfect memory,., and made insterments, but stayed on as a Foruster, I am talking about Sebell's grandfather, but wanted his grandson to try and become a harper,, when Robinton was a boy, I don't recall when hwalks the table,, about as fast as his menter, who sends him to Igen Hold, for a Turn, misses his aide, and later helps adifferent aprentice 'Tuck' to train with Nip' I haven't listen/read the book so just some of it is cocomming from my mind. HeThis talking abouhis walking the tables, could be one of those 'because Anne said so, or talking about a different one.

I think maybe Talmor just walked for some reason in Dragonsinger for in Dragonquest, He was taken along to help at Telgar WWeddings, or mabye Tegegar sp the one that became the MasterPrinter in skies of Pern. Just my thinking, Sometbhing to get a idea age wise, Also maybe he did more 'NipandTuck assigments, then Public ones. Just thought of this as I was finishing my post.
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I thought Sebell had been made journeyman shortly before Menolly came to the Harperhall!!
In the Harper Hall books, this is the timeline.

In the Mastersinger of Pern book, this may be contradicted, and certainly the timeline of that book makes him be much older than Menolly.

Anne was very good at putting conflicting information in books -- between a fuzzy memory and to best suit the current story she was telling. As fans we try to untangle the conflicts and provide plausible explanations for them, but sometimes there is no hand-waving a flat-out contradiction.
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