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Re: Anne McCaffery
« Reply #120 on: October 03, 2007, 08:14:52 am »
Oh, & I forgot to specify, it was written, with her permission, by someone other than Ms. McCaffrey.  And I think there are fans out here that could do really good jobs too.
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Re: Anne McCaffery
« Reply #121 on: October 03, 2007, 11:58:44 am »
Some fan fiction can be excellent. Does she have a website?

Do you think Patty would allow fan fic of her work to be posted here? It's a lot of fun when authors do that.

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Re: Anne McCaffery
« Reply #122 on: October 03, 2007, 03:06:41 pm »
That person wrote two, I only picked up the second one, but it didn't impress me at all.
 

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Re: Anne McCaffery
« Reply #123 on: October 03, 2007, 03:58:12 pm »
Ah, I found her site, and bookmarked it. :) Happiness.

http://www.annemccaffrey.net/index.php

And the aswer to my question is "no". She has links on her site to sites that are RPG's based on her works, and other fan fiction but nothing actually on her site.
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Re: Anne McCaffery
« Reply #124 on: October 03, 2007, 05:54:29 pm »
And our Hostess here is firmly anti-fan-fic in her worlds.  It's on her own posts.  I'd better go catch my bus. 
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Re: Anne McCaffery
« Reply #125 on: October 03, 2007, 06:13:15 pm »
She is? That's too bad. I have not seen those posts but I'll keep reading, I have so much to catch up on.
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Re: Anne McCaffery
« Reply #126 on: October 12, 2007, 08:04:51 pm »
Hey, twin, have you read 'the Mark of Merlin', her WW II romance/mystery?
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Re: Anne McCaffery
« Reply #127 on: October 12, 2007, 08:07:35 pm »
The title sounds familiar but the description doesn't. Do you think it's still in print?
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Re: Anne McCaffery
« Reply #128 on: October 12, 2007, 08:12:54 pm »
Not sure.  Should be in used book stores, it wasn't reprinted more than 15 years ago.  Oh, gosh, that's the same time Spryte was 'printed'!  Hee hee!
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Re: Anne McCaffery
« Reply #129 on: October 18, 2007, 03:02:56 am »
Mc Caffrey was one of the first authors of SF (with MZ Bradley) that lead me to love this genre. I began to read them when I was a teenager (first in French then in English)

I recommend
- The Pern's series
- Brain & Brawn Ship Series
- Crystal Singer Series
- Freedom Series
- Petaybee Series
- Talent Series and then Tower and Hive Series


Not among my favorites, but still good books
- Acorna Series
- The Coelura Series
- No One Noticed the Cat


Enjoy!

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Re: Anne McCaffery
« Reply #130 on: October 24, 2007, 04:48:34 pm »
Found this online a while ago, and thought you guys who also read Pern might enjoy it.

You know you've been reading Pern too long when...




-You actually have a folder on your computer named "Weyr".

-You name your harddrives after Pern and other stellar accompaniments.

-You try to scan documents using the cdrom drive.

-You run out of pressed sheets instead of paper.

-Your printer has wherhide instead of paper.

-You write "AIVAS" in big letters across your computer's case.

-You change your PC prompt to "AIVAS:/"



-Your wife asks "Who the hell is this Ruth you're talking to in your sleep?"

-You tell your boss to "go between and stay there!"

-You're at a National Park, you see a sign that says "Path This Way", and start running, looking for a green dragon.

-You have bumper sticker saying: "I'd rather be flying my dragon." or "My other vehicle is a dragon."

-You've started a "Don't drink and fly" campaign.

-You want to duck in between during difficult dates.

-You see your friend drawing a scaly red dragon with only two legs and whip out your Dragonlover's Guide to Pern (never leave home without it!) to prove him wrong.

-You wonder when the Weyrs will start their own airline.

-You are sure that the misquito that you were trying to swat just went between.

-You think that the best airline should get you anywhere on the planet in the time it takes to cough three times.

-You get into a fight with someone and call them "a smokeless weyrling"

-You're watching the Olympics and you wonder how a man can get a Gold, how a woman can get a Bronze, and if the Silver is a runt of some kind.

-You try to explain a really bad day with "It's like I just lost my dragon..."

-You're feeling slightly amorous and immediately think your dragon must be proddy.

-You swell with rage whenever you see a dragon depicted as evil in legends.

-You will only buy cars that are Bronze, Brown, Blue, Green (men) or Gold (women), and then after signing the contract you smile and tell the salemen the cars name.

-You're perfectly fine when you hear a voice that no one else can - he's your dragon, isn't he?

-You hear noise outside in the middle of the night and wonder where your watchwher is.

-You make sure your kid's name can still sound good when he impresses a dragon.

-You sit in a traffic jam on your way to work and wish your car could go between.

-Every time you see a name ending in -th you wonder what colour.

-You ask a pregnant woman when she is going to clutch.

-You wake up in the morning and look around for your dragon.

-You go car shopping and only consider those which are gold, bronze, brown, blue, green or white.

-Someone speaks of making an impression, and you ask, "What color?"

-You meet someone named Ruth and wonder where Jaxom is.

-Every time you wake up in the middle of the night, you start saying, "Black, blacker, blackest..."

-You get confused and ask somebody, "When's the Hatching again?"

-You think that the plane that just passed over you looked a lot like Ramoth.

-You get embarrassed and try to pop between.

-You think that Komodo Dragons are one of Kitti Ping's early forays into genetic engineering.

-You wonder where the flight controls are on your car.

-You spell your kid's name with an apostrophy after the consonant.

-You spend 3 hours in the local DIY store looking for hide oil.

-You see Dragonheart and wonder which freak-queen's hatching Draco came from.

-On a school trip to see some natural caves you figure out where to put the bedding.

-You refer to the weather as being "colder than between."

-You go horseback riding and try to mentaly command your horse to go between.

-You hear a stereo system with a good woofer and start looking for the Hatching Ground.

-You wonder where to find sacks of fuel for your car.

-You keep begging your band director to order a band arrangement of "Moreta's Ride" or "The Firelizard Song."

-You have stuck wings onto your pet iguana (or just pet.)

-All of your household pets names end in "th".

-You pass K'Mart and wonder which dragon he rides?

-You have no idea what K'nex are, but you see them in the toy store and buy them right away because you like the name.

-You call seat belts riding straps.

-You think the book of Ruth in the Bible is about a dragon.

-You walk out of the mall and wonder where you left your dragon.

-You imagine which friend would have which colour dragon.

-You try and figure out what your friends' names would be if they had dragons.

-Ruth is your role-model.

-Your ranking scale of guys/girls goes somthing like: Gold, Bronze, Brown, Green or Blue.

-Your first reaction to a friend's wedding is "have your dragons agreed to the match?"

-You remind the kids to put on their fighting straps when you get in the car.

-You start wondering what your friends' names would be if they Impressed.

-Your entire literature class is a debate on whether or not dragons exist-and guess who started it?

-To you, each blob in a Rorschach (inkblot) test resembles a dragon fighting thread.

-You wonder how a dragon could ever hoarde treasure without its rider knowing.

-You refer to your homepage as a weyr-page.

-In a medi-evil era movie you can't believe that someone would want to kill a dragon!

-You think the Grand Canyon might be a good Weyr.

-You have a sign saying "beware of watchwher" on your front gate.



-You get really excited when you learn that salamander actually means fire lizard.

-You bring home a carton of eggs and start to put them in the oven, rather than the refrigerator: they'll never hatch in there!

-You keep a bucket of sand and a heating pad in the basement, just in case.

-You want to send a message by fire lizard since you're online and the phone line is in use.

-You wait for a rock to hatch - no one's impressing this fire lizard but you!

-You think the fairy tales Beauty & the Beast and Sleeping Beauty are about firelizards.

-You get pulled over by a traffic cop and you left your drivers licence at home. You can picture the exact spot you left it, and wish you had a firelizard to go home and get it for you. (Ouch!)

-You saw The Lost World and thought the compys were really fire-lizards.

-Instead of scratching your dog behind the ears you scratch its eye-ridges.

-You get frantic when your stuffed firelizard doesn't move.

-You want to send a letter and look for your firelizard to take it.

-You swear that your neighbor's new canary is a firelizard with feathers glued to it.

-You think a firelizard would be a great wedding present.

-At the beach, you have an urge to look for fire-lizard eggs.



-You wonder why roast wherry isn't on the restaurant menu

-You can't go to sleep, so you look for fellis juice in the fridge.

-You are at a fancy restaurant and look over the wine list for Benden White and are dissapointed when they don't have it.

-You actually make the klah recipe in The Dragon Lover's Guide to Pern.

-You search the supermarket for redfruit juice.

-You spend three hours in a pub with your friends discussing whether you like herdbeast or wherry.

-You put 'klah' on an actual grocery list without thinking

-You try to find bubbly pies in the local bakery.

-You look for roasted wherry on a dinner menu.

-You get hungry for dinner and start screaming for the Headwoman.

-You start squeezing the oil out of all the fish you catch.

-You make up a pot of Dragonrider's Choice klah in the morning.

-The local strip mall has a tent sale, and you go asking for bubbly pies.

-You go to your local coffee shop and wonder why they don't have klah.

-You modify the klah recipie in the Dragon Lover's Guide to Pern to make it taste how you think klah should taste.

-You go to a fair and ask a worker which stall is selling the bubbly pies.

-You drink cinnamon herbal tea each day, just so that you can call it klah.

-You write down a recipe for a friend and use ingredients like "redfruit" or "fingeroots"

-You ask a McDonalds employee to give you a box of Herdbeast McNuggets.

-You have an arguement with your friend over whether herdbeast stew or bubbly pies taste better.



-You've organized your own gather.

-You think that the local athletic field is a Gather meadow.

-You spend your time in the Arts and Crafts tent at Summer Camp putting together your rendition of the infamous Ruathan tapestry.

-You refer to an upcoming party as the next Gather.

-You go to a horse race and ask where are the runnerbeasts?



-You're sure that a dolphin at Seaworld asked you to be his dolphineer.

-You ring a bell at Seaworld and wonder why the dolphins don't react.

-You can't find your leather jacket and ask about if anyone has seen your wherhyde as the winds are cold as Benden's peaks.

-You're planning a honeymoon and you wonder how difficult it would be to get to Cove Hold.

-You're sure that rare red-tailed hawk was a wherry.

-You name your home after a Weyr, Hold, Crafthall, etc. of Pern.

-You refuse to go into the subway system because of tunnel snakes.

-You see dolphins on TV and instantly wonder where the dolphineers are.

-You wish you had some firestone when your sibling drives you crazy.

-You complain to the airport about luggage gone between.

-You don't agree with you doctor's diagnosis of your back problems and demand to see a dolphin for a second opinion.

-You respond to a questionnaire and in the race box check other and type in "Pernese."

-Your spell check has learned words like Pern, Weyr, fire-lizards, harper, etc.

-You think that your country's coinage is fake because it isn't carved from wood, and there are no Crafthall markings on it.

-You've already read all the Pernese stories, but you read them again in order and conduct an intense study of which candidates Impress, and which are left standing.

-You go outside at night and look around frantically for the other moon.

-You look in the Sagittarius sector for Rukbat so you can locate Pern. -You try and figure out what your friends would be if on Pern.

-You actually have an excuse for why you are on Terra and not Pern.

-You watch Star Trek, hear names like B'Elanna, and think "Oh my word! They made a Pern show and didn't tell me?"

-Your spouse, thanks to you, knows just as much as you about Pern without having read any of the books.

-The local library's annual budget is made up entirely of the overdue fines from you Pern books.

-You ask your doctor for a Mentasynth injection.

-You make your own marks in Industrial Arts and hope no one sees you and charges you with counterfeiting.



-You get miffed when the music store doesn't have Menolly's latest CD.

-The name 'Fax' leaps to mind while watching a documentary about Hitler.

-You can never understand why people send a 'Fax'.

-You panic when you here that a friend is getting Fax at his office.

-You think that the '60s folk singer Melanie spells her name wrong.

-As you read about Robinton's death, you start wondering when they'll print the obituary in the local newspaper.

-You start talking about F'lar's and Lessa's latest escapades and wonder why your friends give you wierd looks.

-You see an ad for a sleeping pill and wonder what's so boring about Lytol.

-You wonder if Fandarel has noticed the fake sweetner brand has spelt his name wrongly.

-You think the rechargeable batteries were named after the Master Miner.

-You can think of, or understand, statements like the last ones without opening any books.

-Someone shouts "A fax for you" and you pull out your trusty knife.

-You watch the nightly news looking for a crime report about Lady Thella.

-You like Robinton's 'A minor miner problem.'

-You eat out with a person named Robinton and automatically order them a glass of wine, then ask them what year it is.

-When you hear "Take me to your leader" and the first name that comes to mind is F'lar.

-Asked who your favorite singer is and you come up with Robinton or Menolly.

-You read a story about con artists and wonder how many of them are Bitran.

-You've bet Bitran odds on anything.

-You start to cry when you read the notice in the front cover of any Pern books that reads "All characters in this book -are fictional."

-You see a good-looking guy and think, "Sure, he's cute, but he ain't no F'lar."

-You insult someone by saying "You son of a Bitran!"

-You get excited if you meet someone with the last name Hanrahan.

-All your passwords are names from Pern books.

-You have a debate with a friend about whether or not F'lar and Lessa should have tricked Toric into not holding too much land.



-You feel that only sand can get you a fresh clean feeling.

-You actually know which earth plants correspond to the plants used on Pern.

-You break your leg and frantically scream for numbweed.

-You cover your mouth in the presence of your pet cat.

-You see spots and think you have fire-head.

-You look for numbweed in your medicine cabinet.

-You're almost sure your cat has the plague.

-You refer to any tall trees as skybrooms.

-You spend hours searching the beaches for that closest match to skybroom wood so you can make marks out of it.



-You get the new Masterharper CD and can sing many of the songs first time through the CD.

-Your teacher starts discussing morse code and you compare it to the report sequence.

-You see Harper's Magazine and wonder if the other Crafthalls have their own literature.

-You make up your own teaching ballads.

-A huge event occurs and you wonder which Harper will write the ballad about it.

-You go to a local club and wonder which Harpers will be performing tonight.

-You hear some juicy gossip and look around for a harper to help you spread the news.

-You are considering getting married and wonder which Harper you can get to officiate.

-You want your teacher to teach you the Pythagorean theorem by using a teaching song.

-You refer to your teachers/professors as "Craftmasters".

-You call paperwork "hidework".

-You call nitric acid Agenothree in chemistry class.

-You can actually remember all of the Masters.



-You call an irritating sibling a "deadglow."

-You call your room a weyr or your bed a cot.

-You refer to being grounded as "all holds barred".

-You scream "Heard and witnessed" when your teacher threatens to throw your best friend out the next time they do that.

-You call auditioning people "Candidates" and those who made it "those who Impressed".

-When someone insults you, you cry, "I claim insult from you, _______!"

-You go to ask your boss for a promotion and ask him when you'll get to "walk the tables".

-You only measure big things in dragonlenghs.

-You have given yourself a Pernese name!

-You describe a bad sunburn as having "peeled like a tunnel snake."

-You think that the precursor to the world wide web was Harpernet.

-You substitute "turns" for "years".

-You take to swearing "Shards", "Shells" or any other Pernese cuss word.

-You introduce yourself by your Pernese name and then can't remember your Earth one.

-You think of your country's coinage as Marks.

-When someone asks your birthday, you say Pass 13.05.04

-You see a beatle and call it a trundle bug.

-You call you parents Weyrwoman and Weyrleader, and your siblings drudges.

-You name your buddy list "Dragondex".

-Your e-mail address has "Weyr" or a dragon name in it.



-You see grass growing between paving stones and bend over to remove it.

-You find yourself checking distant clouds for threadfall.

-The dorm fire alarm goes off, and instead of going for the exit, you look for threadfall shutters to close.

-You hear a newscaster mention that NASA is planning a trip to "the Red Planet" and you think, "but F'lar and company did that already."

-You refuse to go outside in the rain in case it might be Thread.

-You go out at night, look up at Mars, and shiver with dread.

-You look out at a grey sky and think "that looks like thread!"

-You check the weather channel to see if there'll be threadfall this weekend.

-You wonder if you should replace your lawn with cobblestones.

-You head for a stone building when you see Mars.

-You look up from reading and get scared because the walls aren't stone.

-You notice Venus in the morning sky and mistake it for the Buenos Aries.

-You carve a hole in a rock and wait for Mars to align with it.

-You plan your vacation according to Mars' proximity to the big rock on top of the hill.

-You refer to bleeding injuries as "threadscore".

-You wonder why they don't do Threadfall charts on the weather channel.

-You pass the weeds on the sidewalk and reach for your flamethrower.

-You look horrified when someone mentiones that your 'grubby' hands need washing.

-You hear news about an asteroid passing by earth and worry that it may carry Thread.

-You search bait-and-tackle stores for cans of drowned thread.

-Your local community is having a festival and you make a mental note that it must be a thread-free day.
 

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Re: Anne McCaffery
« Reply #131 on: October 24, 2007, 06:45:35 pm »
Wow - after reading all that, I think I've gotta re-read all my Pern books!
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Re: Anne McCaffery
« Reply #132 on: October 24, 2007, 07:35:52 pm »
Wow - after reading all that, I think I've gotta re-read all my Pern Porn books!

There you go Cerulean, I fixed your spelling.   Naughty Naughty.  :D
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Re: Anne McCaffery
« Reply #133 on: October 24, 2007, 07:43:17 pm »
Uh-oh, someone figured out how to play with people's quotes.   ;D
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Re: Anne McCaffery
« Reply #134 on: October 25, 2007, 12:38:05 am »
Uh-oh, someone figured out how to play with people's quotes.   ;D
Heh. They grow up so fast... :-[ But you can't help but be proud.

I'm sure Mike's been itching to do that ever since this thread was started. ;D
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