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Forum: The Library Café May 11 2022, 04:04 PM
Replies: 11
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Re: Doctor Who

I've been a huge Dr. Who fan since December 1982 when I started with part 3 of The Hand of Fear (Eldrad must live!!!!). I can't remember when I watched Peter Davison for the first time, but in...
Forum: The Library Café May 4 2022, 01:35 PM
Replies: 1,219
Views: 42,151
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Re: What is Happening, part II

Well, today has given me a real bummer. A number of years ago I found a really great writing group. The SF/Fantasy slice I knew well split off into their own forum. Well, after being less than...
Forum: Dragonriders of Pern Feb 11 2022, 01:34 AM
Replies: 70
Views: 86,875
Posted By Bristol
Re: New Pern Books !

I think you might be wrong about that. I believe fleas still transmit it. That is why we avoid animals that might carry the plague. It is also transmitted from person to person or animal to animal....
Forum: The Library Café Feb 11 2022, 01:20 AM
Replies: 1,219
Views: 42,151
Posted By Bristol
Re: What is Happening, part II

Adulting? It seems like that is all I do. Lots of stress the last two months with my eldest and his school. He's behind because of COVID and they are acting as if COVID didn't happen. Because of that...
Forum: Dragonriders of Pern Jan 11 2022, 04:08 PM
Replies: 29
Views: 18,116
Posted By Bristol
Re: Screenwriter hired for Pern movie(s)

My question is movie or limited series?

A movie has to tell the story in around 2 hours. A limited series can give each book (parallel books) a series of 6 to 13 episodes. Which would you rather...
Forum: The Library Café Dec 8 2021, 02:10 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 427
Posted By Bristol
Re: Pearl harbor day

I was just reading that Edgar Rice Burroughs was there on Oahu that day. He and his son ended up serving guard duty for several days. ERB went on to be a war correspondant and his son joined and was...
Forum: The Library Café Oct 13 2021, 12:20 PM
Replies: 267
Views: 13,332
Posted By Bristol
Re: Zel's Automotive Antics & Occasional Distractions.

I understand car frustrations. I have one of my own. fortunately it is my classic and not needed. But it was in a flood and the engine and transmission were destroyed (still hoping to strip them and...
Forum: Dragonriders of Pern Oct 13 2021, 12:15 PM
Replies: 58
Views: 26,016
Posted By Bristol
Re: Domick and Menolly

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...
Forum: Dragonriders of Pern Sep 29 2021, 04:21 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 936
Posted By Bristol
Re: IF any dragon *could* survive the death of their rider, what would happen?

The dragon has to have a reason to stay that is stronger than grief. Nemorth stayed because of her eggs. She had a duty to dragonkind to remain until they were ready to hatch. She had to see that her...
Forum: Dragonriders of Pern Aug 16 2021, 11:51 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 928
Posted By Bristol
Re: Spliced of a differnt topic, Unwritten Threads Within the Books, Thoughts?

I'm glad you asked this question. This is the sort of thing I think would be wonderful to see. If the Pern saga were turned into a TV series, this is the sort of thing that could flesh it out and let...
Forum: The Library Café Aug 10 2021, 12:26 PM
Replies: 19
Views: 1,870
Posted By Bristol
Re: My Pern website will go offline on November 21, 2021

We are quite glad to be stuck with you. Sad to see the site go, but nothing lasts forever.
Forum: Crystal Singer and Brainships Aug 6 2021, 03:11 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 2,609
Posted By Bristol
Re: Crystal Singer Question

Not to worry. It is doing a better job than most voicemail transcribing services.
Forum: The Library Café Aug 6 2021, 03:06 PM
Replies: 21
Views: 1,720
Posted By Bristol
Re: Whatch Have you been WWatching?

My wife and I are watching Ted Lasso and Schmigadoon on Apple TV and I've been watching Bad Batch on Disney+.

I watched Spitfire not that long ago. Great movie. Mostly true from what I understand....
Forum: All the Rest Jul 29 2021, 05:56 PM
Replies: 33
Views: 51,445
Posted By Bristol
Re: When has Anne McCaffrey become answerable to Feminists?

Cheryl, what I meant was that Anne's books in general were not Romance. I was aware she did write some in that genre, but I seriously doubt she was able to dumb her writing down to the normal level...
Forum: All the Rest Jul 22 2021, 09:33 PM
Replies: 57
Views: 95,862
Posted By Bristol
Re: Anne's english

Language is an interesting thing. We gather it as we learn. Our language is a window to our past. I'm sure mine is heavily influenced by Anne and her dear friend Isaac Asimov. So I probably wouldn't...
Forum: All the Rest Jul 22 2021, 09:22 PM
Replies: 33
Views: 51,445
Posted By Bristol
Re: When has Anne McCaffrey become answerable to Feminists?

I've heard of most of those, but never read them. But my guess is that they are a far cry from the trashy bodice ripper romances. I'm guessing that they are her typical story quality but heavy on the...
Forum: All the Rest Jul 20 2021, 03:58 PM
Replies: 33
Views: 51,445
Posted By Bristol
Re: When has Anne McCaffrey become answerable to Feminists?

Such interesting topics that pop up after laying dormant for so long.

I really believe that each world is the creation and property of the author and they write what they want. And delving into...
Forum: Dragonriders of Pern Jul 13 2021, 11:40 AM
Replies: 70
Views: 86,875
Posted By Bristol
Re: New Pern Books !

If you read Moreta, Dragonsdawn, and All They Weyrs of Pern, runnerbeasts are horses. They were horses in DD through to the crossing north. Runnel knew all the runnerbeast lineages back to that same...
Forum: The Library Café Jul 13 2021, 11:34 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 1,212
Posted By Bristol
Re: Artist Robin Wood has died

I didn't meet her in person, but I did correspond with her several times and she was always wonderful. She will be missed greatly.
Forum: Dragonriders of Pern Jul 13 2021, 11:22 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 1,047
Posted By Bristol
Re: Firelizard rising to mate

I believe I understand what you are asking. I think that such a person would get a bit aroused and it would be up to their personal standards if they wanted to ... provide some self relief ... or not.
Forum: Book Collector's Meeting Room Jul 1 2021, 12:13 PM
Replies: 39
Views: 9,852
Posted By Bristol
Re: Are you an Anne McCaffrey collector?

Interesting that this topic came up as having a new post, but there isn't one.

But it leads me to add my comments on the topic.

Yes, I consider myself a collector. My collection is perhaps odd...
Forum: The Library Café May 24 2021, 05:52 PM
Replies: 5,962
Views: 1,337,789
Posted By Bristol
Re: What is happening

LOL... Windows 3.0. My first experience with Windows way back when. Since I found a source for Window 1 and 2. They ended up with Windows for Workgroups 3.11 which is the only one that makes sense if...
Forum: The Library Café May 24 2021, 02:46 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 1,450
Posted By Bristol
Re: Testing!

Nice so see you still here, Hans. With familiar names and faces it feels like coming home again.
Forum: Dragonriders of Pern May 22 2021, 04:45 AM
Replies: 60
Views: 34,514
Posted By Bristol
Re: Dragon size references

The lengths listed in Moreta were not there in the original Hardcover. I think they were added for the paperback. But there are dates for the passes, which were changed in All The Weyrs of Pern. So I...
Forum: Dragonriders of Pern May 22 2021, 02:40 AM
Replies: 70
Views: 86,875
Posted By Bristol
Re: New Pern Books !

I found the book to be excellent. The description of Stupid with 6 legs was way off. And puting the Harper Hall inside Fort Hold instead of across from it as Anne clearly indicated was also off, but...
Forum: Beyond Anne McCaffrey May 21 2021, 04:03 PM
Replies: 0
Views: 990
Posted By Bristol
Carol Berg

I'm not sure how to go about describing this author. Considering the audience it is perhaps best to start by saying she is nothing like Anne McCaffrey. Anne tends to keep her characters in real...
Forum: The Library Café May 20 2021, 11:24 PM
Replies: 5,962
Views: 1,337,789
Posted By Bristol
Re: What is happening

Amazing Zelandeth. I wish I had the skill to resurrect a few of my old devices, but the modern ones work for me, for the most part.
Forum: Dragonriders of Pern May 20 2021, 11:17 PM
Replies: 104
Views: 54,200
Posted By Bristol
Re: Favorite Character?

I had to vote for Robinson. But it was hard to choose because they all feel like family.
Forum: The Library Café May 20 2021, 11:03 PM
Replies: 3,652
Views: 720,462
Posted By Bristol
Re: Say Hello and Be Welcomed to the Library Café on MoM!

I've been posting in a Pern Facebook group and re-found this site when I was googling something Pern related.

I picked this screen name because I suspect that back when Masterhaper of Pern was...
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