Category: Fantasy

Worldbuilding Wednesday 9/19/18: Individual Dragons III

The earliest edition of  Dungeons and Dragons released in the late 1970s listed only ten different types of dragons for adventurers to test themselves against. The good-aligned ones were Metallic: Copper, Brass, Bronze, Silver, and Gold, while the evil ones were Chromatic and named after colors: Black, White, Blue, Red, and Green. Each type had …

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Dragon Hybrids That Didn’t Make the Cut

Evil sorcerers are known for their meddling in the dark arts, and that includes the creation of new and novel  dragon breeds. But not all of them made it into the dark army or evil fortress. The lobster dragon tasted delicious on toast. They were slaughtered by the thousands. The cow dragon could give no …

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Saucily Scaled

Glamour, thy name is Draco Terribilis.

The Pernese Dragon

Anne McCaffrey’s Pern series  put dragons on the map in the science fiction and fantasy world as both plausible alien creatures and the brand-spanking-new fantasy trope of the all-knowing, intelligent animal companion. The first two stories, “Weyr Search” and “Dragonrider” were published in Analog magazine in 1967; they later were incorporated into the first Pern …

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Worldbuilding Wednesday 9/12/18: Individual Dragons II

In the fantasy world, you can pretty much combine any any other animal into a creature and still call it a dragon. Dragon turtles are the terrors of AD&D maritime kingdoms. A Chinese dragon/lhasa apso hybrid featured strongly in The NeverEnding Story movie. And as I’ll continue to do on my site for September, there …

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Fetchingly Fanged

Cyguvid spent her days in luxury being fed bunches of grapes by her slaves. Then she ate the slaves too.  

Americus [Review]

Americus by M. K. Reed and Jonathan Hill First Second, 2011 Dragons make an appearance in this graphic novel about the dangers of censorship in that the book-in-a-book under fire features a “wytch” protagonist who is half-dragon… leading to cries of bestiality from the Christian far right! Americus is based on a controversy of some …

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Devastatingly Draconian

Portrait of a very wicked lady.  

September is Dragon Month

I’ve got a confession to make. At a certain point in my development, I drew dragon anthros. Dressed in designer gowns, their hairstyles, dress designers, and favorite colors, animals, and perfumes all lovingly detailed. They were posed in the manner of the models on my mom’s Singer sewing patterns, most often carefree and swinging their …

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Visual Creativity

The heart of an artist.   (Heartbrush, by Black 3G Raven)