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Poll Question: What's your opinion on dragons?
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    Posted: June 04 2013 at 04:17
sorry for stealing idea, Stoolz, im jues crazy after dragons Cool, ( i like robots also). I am more a fantasy buff then science fiction buff. (sorry)

Robots and alians are the quintisential sci fi creatures

Dragons are the quintisential fantasy creature, bar none. (IMO) Big smile
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Post Options Post Options   Quote Icarium Quote  Post ReplyReply Direct Link To This Post Posted: June 04 2013 at 05:57
It is quite simple for me, i love dragons,,,Heart
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Post Options Post Options   Quote someone_else Quote  Post ReplyReply Direct Link To This Post Posted: June 04 2013 at 06:14
Not a fan, I'd say I am quite indifferent to dragons, but OK, I have a long time favourite: Glaurung from Tolkien's The Silmarillion.
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Dragons are cool. Sub-zero cool.
 
Wyverns are my personal fave because they are anatomically and physiologically achievable (apart from the fire breathing trick possibly), if dragons are ever going to evolve in the distant future, they would look like a wyvern just as pteranadon's looked like wyverns in the distant past.
 
 
 
 
Time to revive this thread perhaps: Which weapon would you grab to slay a dragon?
 
 
 


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The first thing I think of when I see a dragon in a movie, up close and personal with a humanoid main character, is, "whoa. I wonder how bad his breath smells".    Most monsters/dragons in movies feel the need to get all in your face and roar really loud before eating you, which is a perfect time to make your escape.  Just once, I'd like to see the dragon eat the guy instead of making a big production out of it.
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Post Options Post Options   Quote Icarium Quote  Post ReplyReply Direct Link To This Post Posted: June 04 2013 at 07:08
most dragons are just to... dragon like..... and show no sence of maturity,, they should vary in the portraing of dragons in movies, just like Vikings is mispresented in most films where vikings are represented. Tongue

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^ any mileage to be gained in the quaint idea that references to Behemoth and Leviathan may have acknowledged the existence of dinosaurs in the Bible?
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Post Options Post Options   Quote Icarium Quote  Post ReplyReply Direct Link To This Post Posted: June 04 2013 at 07:16
some say that dragons is the only fairytale creature you can find in all of earths civillisations, in vaious of shapes, sizes and forms.

is there truths to that.


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Post Options Post Options   Quote VOTOMS Quote  Post ReplyReply Direct Link To This Post Posted: June 04 2013 at 07:41
favorite dragon

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Post Options Post Options   Quote Gerinski Quote  Post ReplyReply Direct Link To This Post Posted: June 04 2013 at 08:24
Originally posted by aginor

some say that dragons is the only fairytale creature you can find in all of earths civillisations, in vaious of shapes, sizes and forms.

is there truths to that.
Although dinosaurs and humans did not coexist it is entirely plausible that ancient humans found fossils and tales of similar creatures spread around.

Or, they arose from tales coming from travelling people who had seen 'real dragons' not known in the main civilizations such as the Comodo Dragon or the Frilled Lizard.
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Post Options Post Options   Quote Icarium Quote  Post ReplyReply Direct Link To This Post Posted: June 04 2013 at 08:32
Originally posted by Gerinski

Originally posted by aginor

some say that dragons is the only fairytale creature you can find in all of earths civillisations, in vaious of shapes, sizes and forms.

is there truths to that.
Although dinosaurs and humans did not coexist it is entirely plausible that ancient humans found fossils and tales of similar creatures spread around.

Or, they arose from tales coming from travelling people who had seen 'real dragons' not known in the main civilizations such as the Comodo Dragon or the Frilled Lizard.
or animals like large Belugas, snakes, yes prehistoric bones, and other henious looking creatures. vulcanos...
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And without dragons we would not have a few great Roger Dean artworks.
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Post Options Post Options   Quote Dean Quote  Post ReplyReply Direct Link To This Post Posted: June 04 2013 at 08:44
Originally posted by Gerinski

Originally posted by aginor

some say that dragons is the only fairytale creature you can find in all of earths civillisations, in vaious of shapes, sizes and forms.

is there truths to that.
Although dinosaurs and humans did not coexist it is entirely plausible that ancient humans found fossils and tales of similar creatures spread around.

Or, they arose from tales coming from travelling people who had seen 'real dragons' not known in the main civilizations such as the Comodo Dragon or the Frilled Lizard.
As early humans were well knowledged in animal anatomy¹ it is perfectly reasonable that they would find bone fossils and recognise they were not from extant species of animal, it is also reasonable to assume they would be be able to reconstruct likely images for these extinct creatures based upon what they did know of existing animals.
 
Also, humans were present during the last ice age when mega-fauna (mastadon, giant sloth, sabre tooth tigers etc.) ruled the land so memory of those creatures could have been preserved in mythology, albeit distorted by the telling and re-telling of aural hsitories often are.
 
One curocity concerning Dragons is their alternative name of "Worm" which is also common to many disparate civilisations form the Wirm, Wyrm or Wurm in Europe to the wingless, legless dragons of China, suggesting that perhaps giant snakes are also part of the dragon mythology. Wurm is also the name of a river. A streak of lightning looks like a river of fire in the sky, the connection between lightning, river, worm and fire is an easy connection to make.
 
 
this is not a wild supposition- early humans existed as hunter-gatherers for 10s of thousands of years, butchering of carcases was an everyday event for them so they knew animal anatomy very well - they also used animal bones for tools so they were aware of their properties and characteristics too)


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Originally posted by Gerinski

And without dragons we would not have a few great Roger Dean artworks.
or the Hobbit,

would you read the book if it werent for the looming presence of Smaug

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Post Options Post Options   Quote CPicard Quote  Post ReplyReply Direct Link To This Post Posted: June 04 2013 at 13:16
I HAAAATE dragons. They were the b*****ds which killed the dinosaurs! Angry
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Post Options Post Options   Quote Barbu Quote  Post ReplyReply Direct Link To This Post Posted: June 04 2013 at 13:34
Hate them with a passion.

Excuse-moi d'casser ton fun mais j'me cherche une rime pour automne
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Post Options Post Options   Quote Icarium Quote  Post ReplyReply Direct Link To This Post Posted: June 04 2013 at 14:22
Why, exept for burning yor city.
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Post Options Post Options   Quote Barbu Quote  Post ReplyReply Direct Link To This Post Posted: June 04 2013 at 15:06
In fact, I think I hate the Cracoucass even more. Can't stand those house destroyer.
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Post Options Post Options   Quote Dayvenkirq Quote  Post ReplyReply Direct Link To This Post Posted: June 04 2013 at 15:46
Other: I like the Heroes of Might and Magic IV black dragons ... and faerie dragons, but more than so the black ones.


Ladies and gentlemen, in front of you stands a level four creature with the greatest number of hitpoints in the game - 400! (No, not 400 factorial, it's 400 and an exclamation mark.) Inflicts levels of damage beyond "that hurt like a b$%ch!" and it's completely immune to all magic spells (yes, that includes "Poison", "Lightning Bolt", "Fear", etc.) and I believe it's also immune to bad luck, but not very sure about that one. When you get 100 of those (and the hero that's leading them is level 26), they are pretty much unstoppable.
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