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Author Topic: What is it with dragons?  (Read 3773 times)

andyw1691

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What is it with dragons?
« on: May 04, 2012, 04:00:03 AM »
I'm currently reading yet another story that has dragons in it. These dragons appear to be the traditional european variants with big wings (most Chinese dragons don't have wings). As the dragons are rather large and have tough scales and talons not to mention a big mouth full of very large teeth they are going to be a bit on the heavy side. in fact they are going to be very heavy indeed.

The thing is I have held Eagle Owls who are quite large but very, very light. Their bones and feathers are built for lightness as light things generally fly better than heavy things. They also need very large muscles to drive the wings. None of this is ever evident with dragons. Everyone seems to except that you can get a 5 ton lizard with bullet proof armoured scales flying by sticking a pair of wings on the side of it. It's complete and utter nonsense. You might as well make them exceptionally intelligent too.

I'm not a fan of dragons.

Andy

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Re: What is it with dragons?
« Reply #1 on: May 04, 2012, 04:32:08 AM »
I guess they remind us of the dinosaurs that used to chase us around back in the stone age when we were cave men!

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Re: What is it with dragons?
« Reply #2 on: September 10, 2013, 04:24:06 AM »
except dinosaurs were a couple millennia extinct before man evolved.

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Re: What is it with dragons?
« Reply #3 on: October 09, 2013, 06:40:50 AM »
Aha! So you think we evolved do you?

There was a wonderful line from the comedian Sarah Milligan to one of her guests: "Just how hairy does a man need to be before they are still technicaly a monkey?"

Seems as though a few of us still have a way to go  ::)

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Re: What is it with dragons?
« Reply #3 on: October 09, 2013, 06:40:50 AM »