Monday, April 4, 2011

D is for Dragons

Dear Dragons,

I have always had a fascination with mythology and mythological creatures, and you were no exception. There are so many different tales of dragons—some being evil, some being wonderful—and I've read countless of these stories.

I think you are awesome and full of potential for the imagination.

A Mythology Fan

*Question: Are you a fan of mythology or any particular mythological beasts? Why or why not?


  1. If my dragon book turns into a kissing book, I am never speaking to it again. Just saying.

  2. Kate-BUT. BUT BUT BUT. KISSING. *is not helpful*

  3. Dragons are the best. If my association allowed pet dragons, I would totally have one.

    M.J. Fifield
    My Pet Blog

  4. Dragons are the reason I got into reading fantasy. Thanks for the cool pics :)

  5. I like dragons. They can be really cool in the right story. I also really like griffins.

  6. Really enjoyed this! I was a big fan of the mini-dragons YA series when I was a kid.

  7. I love dinosaurs and dragons are like fanatical dinosaurs, so I LOVED this post! Picture no. 1 is amazing :)

  8. My husband is a huge dragon fan and wrote a dragon story for last year's NaNoWriMo. I'm much more into cats; anything that has any part of a cat in it is awesome in my eyes!

  9. I always wanted dragons to be real, but there don't seem to be six limbed animals of any kind, ever (apart from insects). They could still have existed right?
    Moody Writing

  10. I want to snuggle the dragon in the first picture... *sigh*

  11. I love dragons! I actually am writing about some in a MG wip I'm working on. Glad to be following! Great post!

  12. Love mythology. Dragons are cool.

  13. I'm a fan of mythology too. I always thought that the pegasus was very intriguing. Loved the post!

  14. When did your fascination with dragons begin? Is there a particular dragon story you enjoyed more than others? I don't think I've ever finished a story that involved a dragon! That being said, I'm definitely encouraging my S.O. to write the dragon novels he's been developing in his head for years.

  15. Inspirational fantasy? Love it and the first baby dragon is so cute, I want to let him bite my finger.

    Glad to be following your blog.

  16. Dragons are pretty much the pick of the litter when it comes to awesome.

    Minotaurs come in a close second for me because I've always thought that they just needed a hug.

  17. I would have a dragon if they could be the cute little ones from Harry Potter and the Goblet of Fire (the miniatures from the bag).

  18. I love dragons, though I don't know much about the actual mythology behind them. They are a fun fantasy character. I prefer when they are good creatures instead of evil, or at least that some are good because I struggle to read any where all dragons are bad.

  19. M.J.-So would, as long as I was sure it wouldn't eat the neighbors. ;)

    damyantiwrites-That's awesome! Was there a particular book about dragons that initially pulled you into fantasy?

    TS-Griffins are very cool.

    Toby-Thanks! I don't think I've even heard of that series...*adds to list of books to check out*

    Alexis-Thanks! I loved picture #1. I may have gotten over-excited when I saw it. But then, I get over-excited about a
    lot of things...

    Angeline-I love cats! My co-author and I have cats in our series. :D (And dragons. ;)) And how great that your husband did NaNo. :D

    mood-I totally think they could have existed.

    Faith-I know! Isn't it adorable?

    Gina-Ooh, have fun with your MG novel! And thanks for the follow!

    Shelley-There are just so many possibilities with mythology.

    septembermom-Thank you! And the pegasus is very fascinating!

    Deb-Oh, that's tough to answer. I started reading every fantasy book (er, and pretty much every other book) that I could get my hands on as a kid. I know that there were dragons in the Narnia series, which my mom read to us...I loved the Enchanted Forest Chronicles by Patricia C. Wrede. They were kind of a conglomerate of fairy tales, and they heavily involved dragons, which was kind of obvious from the titles. (Dealing with Dragons, Searching for Dragons, Calling on Dragons, Talking to Dragons.) There's a book I've read several times called "Dragon's Bait." And then there were movies that increased my love of dragons throughout the years. (And that's fantastic that your S.O. has ideas for dragon novels--and that you're encouraging him to write them. Support like that is so invaluable.)

    Wanton Redhead Writing-Thank you! :D The first dragon is SO cute. It looks so tiny.

    Gyran-You should start a campaign. "Hugs for Minotaurs." :D

    Kari-The dragon minis from the bag in HP were adorable. And far less destructive than the real thing. O_O

    Dawn-I prefer when they're good instead of evil, too. There's one book I read called "Dragon's Bait" by Vivian Vande Velde where the dragon was kind, I don't want to say ambiguous, but "foreign." It was really interesting. (And it's in my TBR pile, because I haven't read it in several years and I'd like to reread it again.)

  20. I've loved dragons since Anne McCaffrey introduced me to the dragons of Pern.


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