|Don't you just love 'em...
||[Mar. 2nd, 2007|09:36 am]
|||||cynical / cranky||]|
|||||George Benson - Dreamin'||]|
"Dragons are all reptiles"
We are? Gee, I must have forgotten to get the dragon handbook of known attributes when I signed on. Now let me ask you something...
If I should happen to see an anthro (your species of choice here) walking through the local mall in RL land, should I stop and tell him that he shouldn't be?
What's that you're saying? You say that anthro (your species of choice here) does not exist? Interesting.
Why do you insist dragons have certain attributes when they are creaturs of fiction, too?
Did you happen to forget you are speaking to someone in a fictional world filled with fictional creates that is based completely on the imagination?
If so, maybe you need some help. I'm sure there's a species handbook for your fictional species of choice that you can reference just as quickly as you did with the dragon handbook. Kindly leave mine alone, thank you. I am so tired of hearing it.
What makes things better is if you do a little searching in a 'common leading authority of dragons'. Like Dungeons and (what a surprise) Dragons. ;D
The Draconomicon, which is the DnD ultimate handbook on dragons, states: "At first glance a true dragon resembles a reptile. [...] Despite its scales and wings, a dragons body has features that seem more feline than reptile. [...] A dragons four legs are placed almost directly under it in the manner of most mammals. [...] A dragons feet resemble those of a giant great bird."
So that's like any combination of reptile, mammal and even avian inthere that you like ;D
And that's the logical, well thought out response.
For others I'll always point at a rant that 2 once did on the fictional species where an ~Anthropomorphic horse~ told the ~gryphon~ it was too fantastical...
And those who'd say such things at times are stuff like living rubber or something rather strange? Makes me want to tell them,"And you're living rubber. Now knock off the boob logic or you'll be vulcanized rubber."
This is reminding me of when a dragon movie came out a few years ago, and the dragons were portrayed as not really being sapient, perhaps; and they were incapable of speech. Someone wrote, "Real dragons are intelligent and talk," which turned into a popular line to quote in web forums.
Although, given that someone bothered at all to say that to you, I find it plausible that the individual said it solely to be irritating. I've seen this sort of thing before, someone complaining that someone else portraying an Asian dragon did not have an authentic appearance.
Oh, I agree.
It certainly came across that way.
I think my reply was equally irritating.
"All cats, dogs, horses, dolphins, ferrets and mice are mammals. So they are all the same color, and behave the same way."
To which I got: "Those are different species."
So I said "They are all mammals. One is the same as the next."
Dragons are mythical, chimerical creatures. And anywya, you look at an Eastern dragon and they're very fluffy in a way reptiles aren't.
2007-03-03 10:05 am (UTC)
I'm certainly glad all dragons aren't strict reptiles; they'd make really crappy heat-rocks if they were.