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Pern must die

Pern just won't die.

Since haddayr has already wrote it. The Pern movie will break my heart. Somehow I didn't want to be the first one. Like if I didn't say it, it might not be true. Like some sort of spell or something. But I think it will suck. It can't possibly be as good as something I've roleplayed for years. Nothing can. I've never heard of this production company. The Pern books have steadily gone downhill. I haven't read the latest two and I suffered through some mediocre Pern books. Though Mary Anne just blogged that she read the latest and "it was acceptable for a Pern junkie like me" Does that make me less of a Pern junkie than Mary Anne who has never played PernMUSH?

Edited: I still love Pern. I read about Pern as a young teen and part of me is still there. I spent literally years of my life in that world playing several different Pern MU*s. But now I'd just like to move on. The old lady is old and her son is taking over. I will still go see the movie even if it gets bad reviews. I suffered through bad Star Trek movies too. But I will feel taken advantage of. I won't be able to help myself. Will you be able to help yourself?


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Jul. 10th, 2006 07:21 pm (UTC)
I have a couple of the latest Pern books on my To Read shelf, but The Skies of Pern has been there for quite some time. And I mostly picked up the latest paperback out of some vague niggling curiosity about whether Todd McCaffrey will be able to write interestingly in the universe established by his mother (about which I have low expectations, but I'm at least willing to give it a shot).

But yeah. I am all about the sympathy for the feeling that it can't be remotely as good as what Pern fandom has been RPing for many years now. I reached that point a long time ago, not only with PernMUSH but also with my offline membership in Telgar Weyr--we were coming up with way more entertaining stories than the actual canon.
Jul. 10th, 2006 07:38 pm (UTC)
Dead and gone? *blink* Mentally, maybe, she sure seems to have gotten crotchety in her moderately old age. (It's hard for me to think truly old age, considering she's the same age as my grandma, who has never seemed that old to me.)

I think the only way I'd be seeing the movie is if it ends up on the Sci-Fi channel or something. Not only the cost of movie tickets for something that will no doubt be tripe, but now to figure in the cost of a babysitter... no thanks! I'd prefer to fork out the bucks for things worth seeing. :P

Am no longer buying new Pern books, either. Skies was so bad.
Jul. 10th, 2006 08:23 pm (UTC)
Yeah... I think morbid curiousity might drive me to see how badly it gets butchered.
Jul. 10th, 2006 09:22 pm (UTC)
I read skies and about died, it was so bad with so many inconsistencies. I heard Todd and Anne read Dragonkin at D*C and vowed not to read it. So I'm with you there - they're progressively getting worse. I don't know if I'll see the movie. I'm torn.
Jul. 10th, 2006 10:23 pm (UTC)
I'll see it and remember what was so good and fun.

And she did pass, finally? God, when?
Jul. 10th, 2006 11:52 pm (UTC)
Jul. 11th, 2006 03:35 am (UTC)
Sorry I keep forgetting she hasn't died! I think it's my inner self-absorbed teen who loved the old Pern books and can't believe the stuff that's coming out now is produced by the same person.
Jul. 11th, 2006 06:25 am (UTC)
I never even heard of Pern until I started searching for it and found this blog. I think I am gonna take a gander at it and see how it is. You say the series goes downhill though?

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Jul. 11th, 2006 01:21 pm (UTC)
I did play PernMUSH briefly. :-) I think I discovered it when I was deeply enmeshed in HoloMuck, though, and also trying to wean myself off all of those because they were eating my life.

The real question is, how many times have you re-read _Dragonsinger_? If the answer is less than twenty, *BEEP* -- thank you for playing.


- Mary Anne
Jul. 26th, 2006 07:04 am (UTC)

I wonder if inlerah knows. You knew her as Dysira, or is my memory going fuzzy again?
Jul. 26th, 2006 07:06 am (UTC)
Scratch question, I see my memory isn't totally fuzzy.
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