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#1 SushiKitten

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Posted 26 November 2012 - 04:15 PM

I was forced to sit through some class presentations today just for the attendance marks, so I ended up texting my boyfriend and talking about dragons, after hearing he finally got this dragon from the new WoW expansion or something (I don't really know).

So he decided that if dragons were real, he would want one that's not huge, but still large enough to ride.

I personally can't decide. I really like the idea of a tiny dragon, a tiny silvery-blue one that blows bubbles (however impossible that might be in the real world). On the other hand, the idea of riding a dragon is really alluring. I'm just torn.

Anyway, if dragons were real, what qualities would you want in your draconian friend?

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Posted 26 November 2012 - 04:39 PM

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Posted 26 November 2012 - 05:59 PM

I would want a dragon large enough to ride. The stereotypical dragon, able to burninate the countryside.

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Posted 26 November 2012 - 11:07 PM

Dragons already exist.
And they are in no mood to be ridden around.

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Posted 26 November 2012 - 11:57 PM

Dragons already exist.
And they are in no mood to be ridden around.

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Fun Fact: Komodo dragons have such a slow metabolism, 1 good meal can last them a month. They can survive on as little as 6 meals a year.

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Posted 27 November 2012 - 06:02 AM

A ridable dragon would be pretty awesome, but so would a dog sized attack dragon.
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Posted 27 November 2012 - 08:38 AM

I'd want a giant 'capable-of-destroying-the-world' kind of dragon, easiest way to world domination.
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Posted 27 November 2012 - 01:38 PM

Fun Fact: Komodo dragons have such a slow metabolism, 1 good meal can last them a month. They can survive on as little as 6 meals a year.


Indeed.
Much like pythons.

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Posted 02 December 2012 - 05:00 PM

Almost like a real, mini, dragon.
These things are fast and pretty dangerous here in Australia.

I am actually surprised that guy is right next to it, either that or he has been Photoshopped in, the Goana would have mauled him already.

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Posted 06 December 2012 - 09:22 AM

I have to say, with all this talk about riding dragons its starting to sound like The Inheritance Cycle... :P

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Posted 06 December 2012 - 02:53 PM

I have to say, with all this talk about riding dragons its starting to sound like The Inheritance Cycle... :P


Man that Eragon movie was piss poor.

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Posted 06 December 2012 - 04:21 PM

I agree with you, the books are what I'm talking about. They're amazing.

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Posted 06 December 2012 - 06:18 PM

I have yet to read any of them.
Perhaps I shall add them to my list of things to read.

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Posted 06 December 2012 - 06:21 PM

I have yet to read any of them.
Perhaps I shall add them to my list of things to read.


READ THEM NAO! They're so freaking amazing!

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Posted 08 December 2012 - 09:57 PM

First one's good, the rest is really stretched. You realize while you're reading it that Paolini doesn't have much creativity.

Add that to the feeling that the last book is rushed, and isn't really satisfying.

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Posted 08 December 2012 - 10:46 PM

^ This is why i often wind up cutting book series out of my "to be read asap" bin. So many authors do very well on the first book or even the first couple books, and then they run out of creative ideas and it all goes downhill from there.

First they came for the Socialists, and I did not speak out-- Because I was not a Socialist.

Then they came for the Trade Unionists, and I did not speak out-- Because I was not a Trade Unionist.

Then they came for the Jews, and I did not speak out-- Because I was not a Jew.

Then they came for me-- and there was no one left to speak for me.


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Posted 09 December 2012 - 09:00 AM

First one's good, the rest is really stretched. You realize while you're reading it that Paolini doesn't have much creativity.

Add that to the feeling that the last book is rushed, and isn't really satisfying.


I would agree that the last book was slightly rushed but also he had to fit a TON into that one book. And that book was already like 850 pages.

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Posted 16 December 2012 - 02:35 PM

I've always liked the idea of Dragons that could shapeshift into human form.

And hey, that'd be wonderfully inconspicuous.

So yeah, I'd want a huge, Smaug-like dragon buddy who could shapeshift into a human whenever they wanted.
We could hang out and watch movies, and sometimes pillage cities or some junk.
I don't think he needs to be immortal. I think all he needs to do is to write the right story. Because some stories do live forever.

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Posted 21 December 2012 - 04:32 PM

I'm torn like the kit'n. I would want both a dragon big enough to ride, but also some tiny, lovely ones. And I would totally breed them.

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Posted 21 December 2012 - 05:04 PM

I'm torn like the kit'n. I would want both a dragon big enough to ride, but also some tiny, lovely ones. And I would totally breed them.


A dragon breeder, that's a great idea!

I bet that would've been my calling if I were born in a fantasy world.