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View Poll Results: What would be y our Favorite Job on Pern
Harper 6 40.00%
Miner 0 0%
Smith 2 13.33%
StarSmith 2 13.33%
Dolphineer 2 13.33%
Wever 1 6.67%
Tanner 0 0%
Seaholder 0 0%
Holder 0 0%
Farmer 1 6.67%
Breeder 0 0%
Other 1 6.67%
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Old Jan 12 2005, 06:47 PM   #1
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(besides being a dragonrider, of course!)
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Old Jan 12 2005, 10:30 PM   #2
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i chose harper...
but could you be a dolphineer/harper
that would be awesome!
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Old Jan 13 2005, 10:15 AM   #3
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I would like to be a Harper (minus the singing bit )
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Old Jan 13 2005, 01:00 PM   #4
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Harper. Travel, intrique, dragonrides!
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Old Jan 13 2005, 03:28 PM   #5
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Runner, if I could be fit enough! Now I hate jogging, but maybe not on Pern.
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Old Jan 13 2005, 04:50 PM   #6
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SMITH!
imagine being involved in those developments and inventions...
just like early 20th century physics all over again! *sighs*
though i havent exactly got much in the way of muscle!
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Old Jan 13 2005, 07:45 PM   #7
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HEY! Where's Healer? Harpers can sing all they want, but someone's got to piece those dragonriders back together (over and over again.)
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Old Jan 14 2005, 01:28 AM   #8
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Huh? What's this "wever" here?

I like the weavers, mainly because I'm biased by my own love for knitting, sewing, embroidery, etc.
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Old Jan 14 2005, 03:20 AM   #9
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Starsmith of course!

(Although for that job I think I'll stick it out Earth a bit longer - I've got Spitzer & VLT time coming up )
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Old Jan 14 2005, 06:07 AM   #10
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ooh you're interested in astronomy Kath?
though your avatar kinda shows it!
i'm not amazingly big on it but i do enjoy it. though i prefer the little bits of physics!
I saw a good piccie of the horsehead nebula the other day! cant remember where though!
I've got piccies of the lagoon nebula and the helix nebula on my walls courtesy of Mum- whos more interested in astronomy than me!
what do you think of this deep impact probe?
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Old Jan 14 2005, 02:36 PM   #11
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Starsmith or seaholder.

I absolutely love the ocean, but I also love stars, and astronomy.
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Old Jan 14 2005, 03:44 PM   #12
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Sorry about the typo's and the missing healers...
(wow. am i really THAT stupid)
alothough just about any of those ocupations would be fun...
just not singing. i could not sing in tune to save pern
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Old Jan 14 2005, 04:38 PM   #13
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Why, Harper of course

And to add to that, I am one of those "creeps" who like the archives and find unearthing a 400 Turn old secret (or maybe not even something secret) more exciting than fighting Thread!
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Old Jan 15 2005, 12:31 PM   #14
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Why, Harper of course

And to add to that, I am one of those "creeps" who like the archives and find unearthing a 400 Turn old secret (or maybe not even something secret) more exciting than fighting Thread!
what's wrong with that?
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Old Jan 15 2005, 04:16 PM   #15
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yeah...
isn't searching the internet sorta like that...?
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Old Jan 16 2005, 10:12 AM   #16
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I picked "Harper" , but I 'd really like to be both a Harper and a Dragonrider!
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Old Jan 16 2005, 09:40 PM   #17
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Harper would be my first choice though being a dolphineer would be fun too.
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Old Jan 18 2005, 05:42 AM   #18
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ooh you're interested in astronomy Kath?
though your avatar kinda shows it!
i'm not amazingly big on it but i do enjoy it. though i prefer the little bits of physics!

what do you think of this deep impact probe?
Heh. Astrophysics is my day-job! (Except when I'm working through the night, 'natch.)

Deep Impact is well out of my field (distant active galaxies in the early universe), but it sounds like a very interesting mission. We really don't know enough about comets/asteroids yet, especially since (a - pessimist) they're the astronomical body that the bulk of the human race (which will no doubt be stuck on earth for some centuries to come) is most likely to have a close encounter with, and (b - optimist) they're the source of some of the most important resources we'll need for future growth fo humanity into the solar system & beyond! Let's hope it works as well as Cassini/Huygens.
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Old Jan 18 2005, 05:55 AM   #19
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sorry-I didnt read your occupation before!

Hear hear! about the deep impact mission.
Have you heard that stuff about WMAP-it was in Physicsworld this month? saying that some of the variations are from later events-I havent read the article properly yet!
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Aside from being a dragonrider, I'd want to be a dolphineer or a harper, or perhaps a historian or archivist (I love history and reading, especially dusty old stuff that hasn't been touched in decades, like the German Bible we found in an old trunk while remodeling my great, great, great grandparents' old house).
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Old Feb 18 2005, 10:48 PM   #21
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Being a harper would be awsome! Especially the singing! But I guess being a dolphineer or smith would be cool, too.
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Old Mar 25 2005, 03:59 PM   #22
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i'm just posting to keep this current...
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Old Mar 25 2005, 04:56 PM   #23
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Shards. I missed this poll.

Oh well. My favorite occupation on Pern, besides Dragonrider, would be Dolphineer. My next favorite creature of Pern. And Earth.
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Old Mar 25 2005, 05:22 PM   #24
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I agree with McClance! Shards!

I would like to be a dragonrider, but since that was not an option.

Healer would be the next best.
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Old Mar 25 2005, 07:22 PM   #25
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I would be an artist. Is that included in harpering?
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Old Mar 26 2005, 10:17 AM   #26
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I missed the poll, but i will still post

I have always desired to be a Harper, not just for the music, but because they are involved in things in an often inobtrusive way. It's never a boring occupation!

I've also always been interested in astronomy and whats going on 'out there'. and gazing at the stars is something i do without even trying, being able to do this for an occupation, charting, mapping and depicting them, wow. what a delightful thing to do. besides, i'm a nightowl, lol, Starsmithing would be a very natural thing indeed to do!

Other than that, ive always been fascinated by the Weavercraft, the Glasscraft, and Smithing in general. I love making things, and used to design and help my dad make knives and all sorts of 'smithy-like' things. i read about those fabulous jeweled knives, or finely-wrough goblets with fine details, and start to imagine how i might go about crafting a work of beauty for a lovely Gather somewhere.

wow, my list is endless... i have worked with leather, and have often been fascinated with how boots, slippers, all sorts of footwear are desined. and most inportant of all, fitted to form to the wearer precisely. ive often dreamed of how wonderful it would be to have a pair of soft boots made just to fit my difficult-to-size feet!

but lastly, i think being a vintner would be a challenge on Pern. several very good turns in-between Falls that vintages could be produced in abundance. This has often made me wonder... how the Tubberman grubs affect the acidity and Ph of the soils during a Threadfall cycle? I would think it is at least a possibility that this would affect the nuances of the wines produced. but i dont remember that being discussed anywhere in any of the books, it may have, but i cant remember it.
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