(Pern) Big List O' Candidate Lesson TopicsExercises(Pern) Big List O' Candidate Lesson Topics3 years ago in Settings More Like This
1. Candidate mentoring, light- pair candidates with weyrlings, candidate sees how to take care of a young dragonet.
2. candidate mentoring, heavy- pair candidates with weyrlings for a week, candidate shadows weyrling.
3. Mock-hatching: practice what to do. AWLM gives situations to specific candidates and they respond, or some other method of doing mock hatching.
4. Sewing lessons for candidate robes.
5. Candidate robe worktime.
6. Dragon bathing: bathe adults!
7. Dragon oiling: oil adults!
8. Question period: AWLM's, Dragonriders and/or weyrlings. Bring non-AWLM's in, possibly. Have candidates ask whatever questions that come to mind for dragons and dragonets.
9: Meet the dragons: similar to above, but involving non-AWLM dragons, telling life stories.
10. fitting for robes
11. Getting comfortable with dragons: climbing all over
12. Getting comfortable with dragons: flights on the backs of adults. Fears will be addressed.
13. Dragonrider mentoring- pair candidate with dragonri
(Pern) Big List O' Weyrling Lesson TopicsExercises(Pern) Big List O' Weyrling Lesson Topics3 years ago in Settings More Like This
1. Break into sub-wings and practice as subwings?
2. break into groups based on who is LIKELY to go into what wing (* wings determined upon graduation based on skill proved through weyrlinghood, so these may not be final groups-- but what's likely, given dragonet build and rider personality?)
3. Dragons leading blindfolded humans, either their own or their riders. (Speaking to other humans not required, so as to not step on individual canons, but allowed).
4. Identify health ailments in dragons that are not their own
5. Firestone flaming target practice
6. Flamethrower use and target practice
7. Blindfolded flying: when 'lings can fly. Blindfold dragon and have the riders give htem directions and eventually land, to simulate blind threadfall.
8. Blow the leaves away- pre-flying. Since we're subtropical, use pulled leaves or sand. Pile sand or leaves, and have dragonets flap their wings to blow them down.
9. Weather flight training- various points through flight training. Pick
Sunny Loves Beckon Thanksgiving 2Thank the gods. The door opened not too much later, I was starting to become nervous, for once I appreciated the fact that Beckon worried so much about me that he hurried home. I heard him close the door behind him and the sound of his large backpack hitting the floor.Sunny Loves Beckon Thanksgiving 23 years ago in Settings More Like This
"Sun Sun I'm back," he said and I heard his steps hit the floor. It was such a comforting sound, the wood creasing under his weight as he made his way back to the kitchen. My mouth was filled with batter then, I wanted so badly to shout to him, but all that came out were bubbles of batter that I sputtered.
"Sun?" Beckon asked again and came into the kitchen.
"Be!!" I blurted out as best as I could as I saw his face and shoulders hover over the bowl.
"Sun?!" he yelped in surprise as his eyes finally fell on me in the bowl. "What the heck are you doing?' I felt horrible as I watched him roll up his sleeve and dip his hand into th
Dear DiaryDear Diary,Dear Diary4 years ago in Settings More Like This
Is it really that bad?
I mean To have 2 dads
My friend Sasha came over after school today, and told me it was weird that I'm the only girl at school who doesn't have a mom.
I told her that I didn't need a mom if I had 2 dads.
She asked me where I came from if I had two dads.
I don't know where babies come from yet Daddy and Papa told me that I'm to young to know just yet.
So I just shrugged.
She asked me if my Daddy and Papa ever kiss.
I told her they do, because they are in love.
Then she said two men couldn't kiss.
But they can. I see Papa give Daddy a peck on the lips before he goes off to work.
She told me it was just plain weird, and then she left.
Why does she think it's so weird? They love each other Right?
Why would it be weird?
Am I weird because I don't think it's weird?
I don't know But I hope Sasha will still be my friend
How to Make a WorldHow to make a worldHow to Make a World4 years ago in Settings More Like This
Table of Contents:
-Part 1: Home Sweet Home: The basics of you world
-Part 2: Into the Garden of Madness: The Human Psyche
INTRODUCTION! read this!
This is meant to be a general guide on how you can make your own planet/world and what patterns it would input onto its denizens. As well as how you can alter your world history as it goes on. PLEASE NOTE! This guide is going under the assumption that you are making an Earth/Human-like planet, if you're going to do something drastically different DON'T BE ALARMED, many pieces of this guide will still apply but just know where your world would differ from the "standard" set.
Remember, when you know the rules, you will also know how to break them. The point of this guide is not to copy the world history of our own lives but to create a new history unique to the setting which you create BASED on the trends our own species has experienced.
PART 1: Home Sweet Home, The Basics of Your World
This part of
Cole and Ava REWRITE Ch 3Ava woke with a start when she tried to sleepily roll over. Something was pinning her down, but she couldn't get a good sense of what was going on. Whatever it was, she was very warm. Hazily, she gathered the memories from the previous day.....and then stiffened. She didn't need to crane her neck to see her situation when she felt the confirmatory movements of breathing.Cole and Ava REWRITE Ch 32 years ago in Settings More Like This
His chest moved slowly up and down, continually pressing her against his hand each time. Ava looked up and all she could see was his chin, but she sensed that he was still sleeping as breath was deep and even. Closing her eyes briefly, she had a quick chat with herself. I have no idea what is going on still, but panicking will just make this worse. This is happening regardless, so I must deal with it. Once she steadied her mental state, she began trying to work her way out from underneath his fingers. After a few minutes of quiet grunting and intense effort she finally freed herself. Now what? Slowly she walked a
.::.The Long War Ahead.::..::.The Long War Ahead.::.2 years ago in Settings More Like This
- Fanfiction - Cross Over - The Long War Ahead.-
Loki glances towards his brother Thor, they were fighting for hours, the enemies showed no sign of giving up. He was clearly across the street, his brother busy at the next one down but able to see him from a distance. He didn't want to join a war or even yet help rescue Midgard from an invasion of demons and fallen angels.
Why Demons and Fallen Angels? Aren't they supposed not to exist? Guess he was wrong. It was his first encounter with these creatures and they were controlling human bodies or corpse that was lying around.
Loki swung his scepter, the side smacking into the possessed human head, a loud crack was heard as the possessed human fell down limp on the floor with blood oozing from the side of its head. This was a war, a big war and it seems more and more are just coming. The source of the trouble apparently was started when the devil's door was open due to some cult being the key to unlocking it. Well apparently two particular
Windsor Primer: RDNA-verse FINWindsor Primer: RDNA-verse FIN4 years ago in Profiles More Like This
An Excerpt from The Primer on Ruling Monarchies in the RDNA-verse, 2024.
The House of Windsor-Romanov
Formed from the merger between the two great houses of Europe, the Windsor-Romanovs hold sway over what remains of the British Empire and Commonwealth, led by the young Victoria III since her coronation in 2010. It should be stressed, however, that for all intents and purposes the dynasty is a continuation of the British line, being predominant over the Romanov side of the family even though it also claims legitimacy over the former Russian Empire.
The dynasty can be traced to the intermingling of the ruling Hanoverian and Saxe-Coburg-Gotha families in the late 18th to early 19th Century. In a move that served to further emphasize their connection with the peoples of Britain, in 1815 King George IV decided to name his line after Windsor Castle, near London with Parliament's consent. From that point, the kings and queens of the United Kingdom ruled unop
First ContactsIt's the early 24th century, and it's an exciting and somewhat disturbing time for humanity. It has only been a few decades since the development of the new "overdrive", which allows ships to travel at the equivalent of thousands of times the speed of light, superseded the old Lawlor Drive with its practical limit of about thirty times light speed. Humanity is exploding in all directions out of the confines of "civilized space", a roughly ovoid blob of the galaxy some 400 light-years across (although some far-flung colonies lie as much as a hundred light years beyond) containing several thousand populated solar systems.First Contacts3 years ago in Settings More Like This
It is an exciting time, if a somewhat uncertain one. Humanity is at the same time spreading itself extremely thin some new colonies have been established as much as several thousand light-years from Earth and growing closer together. An interstellar government has never been practical with even the Earth-Centauri run taking over seven weeks and electronic
Lost Nations Primer:RDNA-verseLost Nations Primer:RDNA-verse4 years ago in Settings More Like This
A Primer on the Lost Nations, in Relation to the Collectivist Internationale as of January 2024.
Distributed by [REDACTED]
To understand the Lost Nations, one has to see its origin and the fate of those ascribed to it; to list all these countries would be but distraction to this purpose. First coined independently across the Free Nations in the early 1930s, this peculiar term refers to those countries that crumbled under the Collectivists from the Terror onwards, and in particular to their "destruction."
In general, part of Red dogma involves the complete transformation of all men to the Will of the Workers. Particular emphasis was made on the blatant destruction of existing political and socio-cultural orders to fulfill this destiny. Regardless of race, religion, nationality or even purpose, they were all seen as "heretical," if not outright "abominations;" this even included, as some speculate, the very [REDACTED] themselves. And the Terror, from its beginnings around 1922-23, marked
Orwell's 2010George Owell's 2010Orwell's 20103 years ago in Settings More Like This
It's now 26 years after 1984, and the Inner Parties struggle with various problematic issues. The increase in stormy weather, rising temperatures and melting icecaps has come to the notice of people in positions of power, and they are Not Pleased to say the least about the correlation between CO2 production and rising temperatures that the State's small number of weather scientists have suggested. Due to backward computer tech, the modeling is still primitive, and many in the Inner Party prefer to think it's a natural phenomenon. AIDS is becoming a major health problem, but the Party is reluctant to announce a major failure and thus is pushing pro-condom propaganda hard without telling people exactly why, and increasing state violence against the "promiscuous." People seem to be increasingly skilled at hacking the state spy-camera system to conceal their activities, and the inhabitants of the "disputed areas" seem to be increasingly turning to bizarre, apocalyptic r
Opposites WorldOpposites WorldOpposites World3 years ago in Settings More Like This
In this world it is the same date as in 2010 here, but the positions of the planets in the sky indicate it is six months ahead in its orbital path.
What used to be the USSR in our world is today a peaceful social-democratic federation and the world's greatest power: the US is the crumbled remnant of a former fascist superpower, now aggressively moving back onto the world stage.
In the Americas, Canada is an impoverished former US territory, its inhabitants known for their political violence and criminality. Mexico, shorn of its northern territories by the US, is a first-world country to which many Americans flee. Brazil is a fascistic dictatorship where the 40-year rule of its mulatto dictator has been supported by the power of Voodoo, but which on the bright side treats its jungles as sacred. Argentina is a futuristic socialist technocracy, the legacy of Evita Ibarguren, greatest of 20th century popular revolutionary leaders. Wealthy Cuba is gambling, beaches, and offs
Character Survey: SywynCharacter Survey: Sywyn4 years ago in Profiles More Like This
FULL NAME: Sywyn Nym'el [sai-ween neem-el], originally Sywynel Nym [sai-ween-el neem]. No surname known.
MEANING: Sywyn = The-one-who-walks/walker, El = under, Nym = Sun-and-Moons/sky.
NICKNAME: got many of them during his life, but the one which stuck on him the most is Vor'Ard'Ves, literally "the one who can ride the wind"... he got this nickname during the wars in the Westland, from the people of the desert; now almost everyone knows him with this nickname, the Windrider.
ACTUAL AGE: no one knows his real age as he never answered to this question, but just the fact that he took part to the wars in the Westlands makes him older than 400 years for sure.
RESIDENCE: no one, he's mostly an outcast.
AGE APPEARANCE: late 20/early 30
SPECIES: Edhel'nar, (light elf)
SEXUAL PREFERANCE: straight
MARITAL STATUS: single
KIDS: some around the world, he only knows for sure about a couple of them (one of which is also dead)
OCCUPATION: freelance worker (read = mercenary)
Sunny Loves Beckon Chpt 5Beckon knew that there was more than just me in his pocket now. The motion of his body stopping caused me to jerk forward and all of my own puked sloshed around my shoes and pants. I was so embarrassed. Maybe I really was nothing more than a child to him. I wasn't strong enough to be in his world. Winry would have never thrown up and startedSunny Loves Beckon Chpt 54 years ago in Settings More Like This
Light suddenly opened up above my head. I tilted my eyes upward and looked at his confused face.
"What happened? Are you okay?" he asked in a tone that seemed tentative. He must be so disgusted with me.
"I threw up," I mumbled.
"Oh my gawd! Are you alright?" he said bringing his fingers into the pocket to look at me.
"No! Don't! It's gross in here," I screamed out.
"I'm so sorry Beckon," I cried to his face above. "I'm sorry, you must be so mad."
"Hold on," he interrupted. He broke into another light trot then,
They Will Be Loved: FrostIron OneshotIt had been exactly four months, six days, eleven hours, and twenty minutes since superpowered criminal, Loki Laufeyson had begrudgingly agreed to live in the Avengers mansion due to a serious injury and having nowhere else to go, the numbers only being known because Tony Stark had instructed Jarvis to keep count. The count was only to win a bet with Clint and Bruce according to the billionaire, never wanting to admit that it was to silently gloat at how long he'd been able to keep the god around. Or to be more precise, in his arms.They Will Be Loved: FrostIron Oneshot3 years ago in Settings More Like This
The two men fought, well playfully disagreed would be a better term, constantly, causing the rest of the team, except for Natasha who'd most likely figured it all out quickly, to worry. Even if they appeared to despise each other's company, they truly couldn't get enough of the other. It was shocking that the two, being a similar and different as possible, could get along so perfectly. So perfectly in fact that they could talk easily, drink together, go out
Experiments - Chapter One“Happy May 2nd, Gavvy!” A shabby group of boys jeered at the seventeen year old sitting in the corner. Averting his dark blue eyes, Gavin Anders tried to conceal his chagrined expression.Experiments - Chapter One2 years ago in Settings More Like This
Heart falling, the boy picked at his cuticles. He’d been trying hard not to think about the date, but as the idiots who acted like they owned the place mentioned it, the memories all came crashing back.
May 2nd, 2009, Saturday afternoon. The boy with charcoal black hair was thirteen years old, a freshman in high school just being picked up from a soccer game.
Dark weather clouded the sky, but it hadn’t stopped the championship. Gavin’s team had won, and now his parents were carpooling a van full of kids to get ice cream.
No one had predicted that a gust of wind and a strike of lightning would split a tree in half.
No one had predicted that it would fall in the road in front of the black SUV.
No had predicted that four people would die and three would be injured.
Birthday Fun: RebornYou leaned down and peered at the fedora wearing baby before you. He looked so familiar but you just couldn't put your finger on it.Birthday Fun: Reborn4 years ago in Settings More Like This
Reborn looked up at the woman before him, a smirk tugging at the corners of his mouth. Oh he recognized you, he definitely recognized you.
Five years ago: Venice, Italy, Before the Curse
A blush lit up your cheeks as the suave Italian man pressed his lips to your hand, deep charcoal eyes peeking up at you from underneath the lip of his fedora.
"Would I be so fortunate as to have a dance with a lady as lovely as yourself?" The man said in a deep silky voice. He took the squeak you pushed out as a yes and placing his hand on the small of your back pulled you out onto the dance floor.
He twirled you out, your dress flying out around you. Suddenly you were pulled up against a firm, solid chest. You looked up at the smirk the man wore as he guided you with extreme grace through the floor, your heels clacking against the polished hardwood.
Suddenly you found yo
Cole and Ava REWRITE Ch 1 Ava could barely open her eyes, but it was necessary. Splinters rained from the sky as branches cracked and exploded from the large, dangerous being in their wake. She lay crouching under a dense covering of brush, her body involuntarily shaking in terror. She was frozen to this spot, just as rooted as the bushes that concealed her. Her muscles ached from running as they rigidly locked in place trying to grip onto the earth as everything shook around her. It....the thing....something her mind refused to comprehend....was getting very close.Cole and Ava REWRITE Ch 12 years ago in Settings More Like This
"Where are you? You know I saw you. You should come out, I don't want to accidentally....hurt you."
The words alone rattled through the overhead branches from the huge whisper. She shivered again in terror. This had to be some bizarre dream, but it felt so real. Her arms and legs were scratched from the branches. That was real pain. Blood dribbled down her cheek, the
Moving | Oneshot" Does this look crooked to you?"Moving | Oneshot5 months ago in Profiles More Like This
Now, before anything else can be said, Ryan didn't want to move. He thought their old apartment was beyond perfect for the two of them. Leaky faucets weren't too bad when you didn't focus on them. Cracks in the wall only added character! And that's not even considering their old place's view; A little balcony looking over a city skyline, doubling as a wondrous neon light show when the sun went down.
However, his lovely fiancée didn't see its beauty.
Leaky faucets kept her up at night and cracks in the wall only worked on her nerves. Kiera had already made it clear that before their life together could start, the lease for that 'busted shack' had to end. A crucial decision between his very first place and his soon-to-be wife.
A tough choice for sure.
But Ryan's answer had gotten him right where he was now; surrounded by cardboard boxes and white walls. Not to mention with his arms reaching above his head, attempting to fix an odd-angled painting. I
Dear Diary 2Dear Diary,Dear Diary 24 years ago in Settings More Like This
Sasha told some kids today at school that I have two Dadies.
They asked me what happened to my mom.
They asked me if she died or ran away.
I told them I never had a mom.
They told me I had to have had a mom, everyone does.
Well I don't.
I told Papa about it.
He explained that to create a child you need a Mommy and a Daddy.
So I asked him where my mom was, and why I have two dads.
He explained that him and Daddy have a different relationship then most boys do. He told me that I was adopted.
I asked him what happened to my real mommy.
He said he didn't know.
That's okay though. I like Papa and Daddy.
They like me too.
But Papa looked really sad when he was telling me this, I didn't know why.
He said he was sorry the kid's were picking on me because of him and Daddy.
But I don't care, because I have two Daddies, and they only have one.
The only thing that does bother me is Sasha.
She's been acting different lately.
Whenever I try and talk to her, she acts like she rather
The Strange Future of the 36th Century: A ProfileThe Strange Future of the 36th Century: Legend of the Galactic HeroesThe Strange Future of the 36th Century: A Profile2 years ago in Profiles More Like This
“In every time, in every place, the deeds of men remain the same…”
In the Year of Our Lord 2039, in a galaxy much like our own, whole cities and entire nations were wiped out in what came to be called the Thirteen Day War. No one knows who fired first, but aftermath of the nuclear dark ages that followed would have far-reaching consequences. By the year 2129 AD, the United Earth Government was established in Brisbane, Australia, bringing together the shattered remnants of civilization. For the first time in history, all humanity was unified as one species, especially as people sallied forth into the Solar System and beyond. The oneness of mankind however could only go so far before human nature and history once more came into the picture. In due time, the burgeoning space colonists grew restless with United Earth. Tensions and calls for independence soon escalated to outright
[ThunderFrost].::.Villain hero school.::. [4/?]Loki grunted softly, narrowing his eyes in annoyance. He walked in front of his brother, being rather impatient right now. He pushed the door to the boy's locker room; he inhales the air, smells like sweat. He wrinkled his nose in distaste of the smell. "This place stinks." He muttered. Thor chuckled lightly. "It's called a locker room. Of course it will smell." He said. "Thanks for the pointing out the obvious God of Captain Obvious." He said sarcastically.[ThunderFrost].::.Villain hero school.::. [4/?]3 years ago in Settings More Like This
Mr. Douglas stepped out of his office to see two of his new students. He smiles; he was young, early twenties and dirty blonde hair with brilliant grey-green eyes. "Good morning and welcome to the locker room. Loki Laufeyson and Thor Odinson, am I correct?" He asked making sure it was there name. "Yup." They both said in unison which earned Thor a glare from his younger brother. "Well let's get you guys a locker and pair of gym clothes. You'll be changing out today." He spoke out calmly, looking down at his clipboard and scribbled
Experiments - Chapter Two“Gavin Anders, release Ferdinand Meyers at once!” Someone’s demanding voice came to the bewildered boy’s ears through a loud speaker, and he turned his head, gaping at the person speaking.Experiments - Chapter Two2 years ago in Settings More Like This
“I wasn’t touching him anymore!” Gavin stammered, observing as the people in the room cringed at his magnified voice.
“What’re we going to do? We don’t want the special forces on our tails!” Someone muttered.
“We’ve already alerted them.” The strange bald man with a shrubby brown beard spoke. “However, we have notified them that Gavin poses no real threat yet. That’s why I asked you to release him.” The lab coatless-man set down his megaphone, casually walking toward the boy as though nothing was wrong.
“Whats-“ Gavin began, then inhaled shakily, lowering his voice to avoid hurting anyone’s ears. “What’s happening?”
“I knew we should have used an adult,
A State of Disobedience: 2033Another OLD piece.A State of Disobedience: 203311 months ago in Settings More Like This
It's the world in oh say 2033, 20 years after the end of Kratman's "A state of disobediance". In that novel, the right does in effect a stealth coup by using civil disobediance to displace a moderately left-wing president*. This entry chronicles exactly why that isn't a good idea.
Yes, the protests happened in 2013, but it's not our 2013. For starters, the economy was worse in the 2000s, someone more competent than Bush was able to get the war on terror wrapped up successfully. Also, the increased anger on the right clearly implied someone less conservative than Bush was president. McCain, perhaps.
Yes, there was a constitutional convention but the dreams of pro-liberty types like then Texas governor seguin and others who simply wanted an end to the madness quickly turned sour. The militarist neocons and religious right used President Rottenmeyer's... over-reaching as an excuse for revenge. The result was a new constitution that resembles the islamic republics th