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Thursday, April 2nd, 2009
2:20 pm
[dracotic]
EVER WISH TO OWN A GLUE DRAGON?...
Well, I figured this would be appropirate in this community, so here we go...


I am a crafter of hot-glue dragons(soon to be more), and I have for sale my first two largest completed dragons...I don't wish to overburden this community with a massively long post, so you can read it on my LJ entry...Prices are very reasonable, they are priced to sell quickly, and some have told me it's too cheep, but I need the money...Paypal or Money order is accepted, but Paypal is preferred...Please, check out my entry, and my Deviant Art account, http://dracoticcannibal.deviantart.com 

LJ GLUE DRAGON DETAILS LINK:
http://dracotic.livejournal.com/11350.html?mode=reply


Yours in bloodlust,
Dracotic Cannibal
Sunday, January 18th, 2009
2:31 pm
[tysharina]
Monday, January 5th, 2009
9:24 am
[tysharina]
Origami Dragon
I've never been that great with origami, but this link might interest some of you :)

How to fold an Origami Dragon. There is a video available to go alongside the photos.

Current Mood: awake
Sunday, December 28th, 2008
5:33 pm
[tysharina]
'Eon' not your average dragon fantasy (Book review)
'Eon' not your average dragon fantasy

By Jessica Harrison
Deseret News
Published: Sunday, Dec. 28, 2008 12:18 a.m. MST

"Eon: Dragoneye Reborn" by Alison Goodman, Viking Children's Books, 544 pages, $19.99

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Thursday, December 18th, 2008
11:10 am
[tysharina]
Dragonadopters
Its been rather quiet over here lately...

A new pixel adoption site I came across recently is Dragonadopters, and its proving rather fun. This is my little guy, Mericio the furdragon:
Dragonadopters

While clicks and visits are encouraged, they are not the only thing controlling your dragon's progress. Happiness and a full tummy also help. There is also an option to create items for your dragon to wear. Most give a bonus to resource production (for mine its dragon fur and blue aura) but special items can increase happiness, reduce their hunger, or increase growth rate, among other things.

If you like the sound of that, you can register by clicking their banner below. If you do get an egg, or have a dragon already, post its code as a reply (html for LJ) and I'll add it to my daily clicking list :)

Saturday, October 18th, 2008
9:59 am
[tysharina]
Monday, September 29th, 2008
8:07 pm
[glowtapejunkie]
Hiya!
Okay, so I've been a dragon lover for a long time now and they've always held a special significance for me. I found this place when I was surfing around and I figured it'd be here that I could have a question answered.
I collect dragons. Dragon art, dragon figurines, the usual. But all the sites I find online look really sketchy, so does anyone have any idea where I can find some non-sketchy dragon merchandise online (besides e-bay).
Much obliged!!

P.S. Figured I'd share the love if the love hasn't been shared already:
www.tarnishedimages.com (<--Ruth Thompson with some amazing dragon work)
www.ffoundry.com (<--pewtersmiths)

Current Mood: curious
Thursday, June 26th, 2008
7:13 pm
[tysharina]
The Prophet and the Dragon
For fans of Bitterwood, and the new book Dragonforge, the author James Maxey has his own blog here:
Thursday, May 29th, 2008
9:31 am
[anythingdragon]
Book - Jin Jin the Dragon by Grace Chang
Jin Jin the Dragon by Grace Chang

Illustrated by Chong Chang

Children enter the world of the Chinese dragon here, very different from the European dragon tradition that many may already be aware of. Jin Jin hatches from an egg and is not sure what type of creature he is. As he meets different animals, he finds he has much in common with them. He has the scales of a fish, the claws of an eagle, the body of a snake. In order to find out what he really is, he journeys to see Old Turtle and Crane who should be able to help him. On the way readers get a taste of Chinese lettering as well as Chinese culture. Finally, when he reaches his destination, Jin Jin fully understands what being a dragon is all about.

Lovingly written and illustrated by siblings, this book is a glimpse into another culture where dragons are kind, curious and enchanting. Both the text of the novel and the illustrations are more personal than most books, something that contributes to its authenticity. The book has the feel of a traditional picture book while still being modern and accessible.

Recommended for children to understand a different type of dragon and learn about another culture. This is perfect to use for Chinese New Year, but should not be limited to that. Appropriate for younger elementary children ages 6-8.

http://kidslit.menashalibrary.org/2008/05/jin-jin-the-dragon.html
Tuesday, May 27th, 2008
2:52 pm
[tysharina]
News: Dragons' reading den
Dragons' reading den

Children who want to witness an invasion of dragons are being urged to get down to their local library.
East Sussex County Council is launching a new dragon library membership card for children aged from eight to 11 years old in all its libraries on Thursday 29 May 2008.

Councillor Bob Tidy, Lead Member for Community Services said: "We are aiming to get more children to join their library and get their hands on the new dragon card – it's easy to join and it's free. This is the

National Year of Reading and we want to encourage children to enjoy books and discover the joy of reading. By becoming library members they will also benefit from all the other services on offer in their library such as free use of Internet computers."

Some libraries are putting on special dragon events to help celebrate the launch of the new card on 29 May. These include Bexhill Library which hosts 'The Dragons are coming' from 10.30am until 11.30am.

Rye Library in Lion Street has the same event from 2.30pm until 3.30pm, where you can indulge imagination by making a mobile dragon and other dragon designs,
while Hastings Children's Library in Robertson Passage is holding a fantastic dragon workshop from 10.30am until 11.30am.

Young people who are already members don't have to worry about missing out on the dragon fun either – they can come along to any of the dragon events and can swap their existing card for the new dragon card at any time on or after 29 May.

From: Bexhill Today
Saturday, May 17th, 2008
7:54 pm
[tysharina]
Fire and Ice: The Dragon Chronicles
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Press Release:

FIRE AND ICE BREAK LOOSE ON THE BUFTEA SETS
After 4 weeks of shooting, the feature “Fire and Ice”, produced by MediaPro Pictures for SCI FI Channel has entered the post-production phase.

“Fire and Ice” has all the elements of a classical tale – kings, queens, knights –, but it also comes with some innovations: the old hellish beast has turned into a dragon, while Prince Charming, or the hero who saves the day, is now embodied by a princess. Here’s the story in a nutshell: a prosperous kingdom is attacked by a dragon that destroys everything in its path. The king thinks there is no hope and he is preparing to admit defeat, but his daughter, Luisa, with the help of a knight, Gabriel, manages to save the land.

Official Site
Preview: Amy Acker in Fire and Ice (SciFiCool.com)
Voltage takes 'Dragon' rights (Variety)
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A straight-to-tv movie, which will probably be shown on SciFi, so I'm not expecting anything amazing. Dragons are the bad guys again, but that really isn't a surprise. Still, its something to look out for.
Friday, May 2nd, 2008
9:28 pm
[tysharina]
News: A dragon made of dough allowed my Olympic dream to soar
Yao Zhipeng: A dragon made of dough allowed my Olympic dream to soar

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My name is Yao Zhipeng. I am twenty-four years old and I graduated from the Central Institute of Fine Arts this year. From the time Beijing won its bid to host the Olympic Games seven years ago, when China fulfilled its "hundred years of dreaming," I had a dream: I wanted to contribute to the Games. I want the Olympics to show China's ability to host a grand event.

With the Beijing 2008 Olympic Games approaching, my wish was fulfilled this year during the Spring Festival: I designed a 5.6 meter long model dragon by myself and then created it with the efforts of my entire family. Making the dragon has allowed me to profoundly connect with my Olympic destiny. I plan to continue using this craft of traditional Chinese model making to spread Olympic spirit and Chinese culture.

Creative inspiration originated from a dream

In my hometown, Yuncheng, Shanxi, it’s a tradition in the family to steam buns during Chinese New Year or other festivals. When I was home for Spring Festival this year, I saw my mother preparing the buns and, in a dream, I saw an image of a great dragon dancing in the sky. It inspired me with the idea that my whole family could construct a model dragon out of dough to celebrate the Games. My family immediately supported the idea and we used the holiday to gather materials of all colors, using the very best flour we had to make the dough.

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The whole family constructs the dragon

Because of my major in advertising and design, I was of course given the responsibility of designing the dragon; my very practical mother, Li Yindi, was in charge of construction; my very skilled father, Ya Zengqing, came up with methods of construction; my sister, Yao Zhiri, was responsible for logistics. My mother had never made a Fuwa before, so I showed her its color, shape and size. As soon as my mother can see something, she can make it and soon after she saw the design, a Fuwa was born. My father made the “Bird’s Nest” out of cut up cigarette cases and tinfoil – his elaborate construction process made the final product seem like it was made of metal.

Overcoming difficulties to make the model dragon

Creating the dragon was difficult. A few days after steaming the body of the dragon, it began to fall apart and get moldy. And the Fuwa, Bird’s Nest, flowers and grass would break as soon as they were touched. My father did some research online and finally discovered that adding glutinous rice flour, salt, glycerin and other ingredients to the dough would solve our problems. After many trials, we had product that would last for a long time.

How do you steam a 5.6 meter long dragon? This was a difficult question to answer. After a few trials, we decided to steam the dragon in segments. By joining the segments together according to our design, the body of the dragon was just the way we wanted it.

We carefully inserted flowers and grasses into the dragon’s body, as well as stickers, fishes and insects. Then we inserted the Fuwa, the Bird’s Nest and models of athletes. And finally we added the words “Welcome Olympics!” and “Beijing Welcomes You” to the dragon’s bottom and sides. We put 29 clouds around the finished creation so that the dragon could soar through the sky!

On February 2, the dragon raised its head and was born. In total we spent one month making it and used 50 kilograms of flour, five kilograms of glutinous rice flour, 350 bamboo stickers and a lot of salt and food coloring, among other materials.

I will make many more of these Olympic models

It wasn’t convenient for us to bring the dragon from our hometown, so several days ago, our family made the same dragon again in Beijing. I hope that the dragon, which is meant to welcome the Olympic Games, will be seen in high schools and other locations and represent people’s eagerness to welcome the Games. I already have designs for many more models, such as one for the Olympic Torch Relay, one depicting a dove holding an olive branch in its mouth, one showing a basketball player making a shot and another of a table tennis match.

My inspiration is to bring the Olympic Games and this traditional Chinese craft together.

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From: Olympic Story (May 1)

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I think it looks amazing, and so colourful too. With all the news about riots and protests its nice to see a more positive Olympics story show up.
Thursday, May 1st, 2008
8:50 pm
[tysharina]
Dragon-slaying makes school fun
Dragon-slaying makes school fun

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Published Date: 01 May 2008

CHILDREN at Oyster Park Infant School celebrated St George's Day in style with fun activities and dressing up.

Youngsters at the Ferry Fryston school were invited to wear red and white, an England sporting strip, or dress up as a dragon, St George or a princess for the day.

They also had a special school assembly and each class held a variety of events during the day, including making shields, baking buns, decorating biscuits, making flags, painting dragon pictures and drama work.

Head teacher Mandy Reather said: “It was a fabulous day, all the children loved and several came up to me to say thanks for making school such fun.”

From: Pontefract and Castleford Express
11:08 am
[tysharina]
New Dragon Community
For those interested in joining a new forum-based dragon community check out the Valley :)



Current Mood: cheerful
Tuesday, April 29th, 2008
8:22 pm
[tysharina]
Lucky Dragon phone
This made me smile when I first saw it:

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If you're a follower of feng shui, then the Lucky Dragon phone should be right up your alley. Apparently, it was designed to "generate auspicious energy every time you hold and use it", and "activates good chi every time you make or receive a phone call." Sounds pretty dodgy to me, as calls from bosses at midnight rarely herald good chi, Lucky Dragon phone or not. This handset is available in Singapore, retailing for S$168 with a 2-year contract or S$668 without.

From: uberphones
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I guess its pretty, although a bit too 'bling' for my tastes, but I don't receive enough calls on my mobile to affect my chi. Still good energy everytime I get or send a sms message would be nice :D
8:03 pm
[tysharina]
The Legend of Spyro: Dawn of the Dragon Announced
The Legend of Spyro: Dawn of the Dragon Announced

Spyro trilogy culminates with premiere on Xbox 360 and PS3 system
Sierra Entertainment also announced that Etranges Libellules is developing The Legend of Spyro: Dawn of the Dragon the third chapter in the popular Legend of Spyro trilogy due to ship this fall, for PS3, Xbox 360, DS, Wii and PS2. In The Legend of Spyro: Dawn of the Dragon, players find Sypro teaming up with an unlikely ally - Cynder, his former enemy, to face his most challenging mission to date. As the Dark Master's (voiced by Mark Hamill) evil envelopes the world like a plague, Spyro must fulfill his destiny and unlock the true power of the purple dragon within him to stop the Dark Master in his tracks. Elijah Wood (Frodo Baggins in The Lord of the Rings trilogy) and Gary Oldman (Sirius Black from the Harry Potter films) are reprising their roles as the characters of Spyro and his mentor Ignitus. Joining the Spyro roster this year are Christina Ricci, Blair Underwood and Wayne Brady, rounding out an all-star voice cast.

From: gamershell

Fact Sheet:

Publisher Sierra Entertainment
Category Action
Developer Etranges Libellules
Format PS3, Wii, 360, PS2, DS

Product Overview
In the culmination of the trilogy, players find Sypro teaming up with an unlikely ally - Cynder, his former enemy, to face his most challenging mission to date. As the Dark Master’s (voiced by Mark Hamill) evil envelopes the world like a plague, Spyro must fulfill his destiny and unlock the true power of the purple dragon within him to stop the Dark Master in his tracks.

Product Features

Two elements never before seen in the Spyro universe: fly at any time and drop-in/drop-out co-op, with Cynder. Both characters can complete the game separately as well.
Cynder being introduced as a strong, female lead alongside Spyro, girl gamers will have something to get excited about!

Fun combat gameplay with new elemental attack moves/combos, enemies, environments, etc.

This is the third and final installment of an epic trilogy, giving players a more mature character design and story line since the previous title; The Eternal Night.

Spyro makes his debut on the PS3! This new venture for the purple dragon onto the next gen console will attract new players who may have not been able to experience the Spyro series previously.

All-star voice cast including Elijah Wood, Gary Oldman, Blair Underwood, Christina Ricci, Wayne Brady and Mark Hamill

Availability October, 2008

ESRB Rating E10+

Also from: gamershell

Official Spyro Site

Click here for screenshots
Wednesday, April 23rd, 2008
5:37 pm
[tysharina]
UK dragon collectors...
McDonalds have dragons in their Happy Meals at the moment :D

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The cards play a bit like Top Trumps and the CD has a desktop dragon to play with. Its silly but still rather fun.

Current Mood: cheerful
Tuesday, December 11th, 2007
9:19 pm
[anythingdragon]
Thursday, December 6th, 2007
10:17 pm
[anythingdragon]
Book: Dragon Harper
Dragon Harper
A New Adventure of Pern
by Anne McCaffrey & Todd McCaffrey



Synopsis
Kindan is an apprentice harper at the Harper Hall but he is finding the lessons very difficult and although he has his friends, Nonala, Kelsa and Verilan, he also has enemies, such as the bully Vaxoram. Things begin to improve for Kindan when he beats Vaxoram in a duel and Vaxoram becomes first his servant and then gradually his trusted friend. Then Kindan impresses a fire-lizard and becomes the proud owner of the magnicent Valla. At the hatching, he meets Koriana, daughter of Lord Holder Bemin of Fort Hold. She also impresses and she and Kindan fall in love, but her parents disapprove and she has to return to Fort Hold. Then a plague begins to spread across Pern, killing nearly everyone infected. Kindan and his friends search the harper records to see if they can find a cure, but all they can find is mention of a similar plague over a hundred Turns past. As the plague gets worse Kindan and Vaxoram are sent to Fort Hold to help tend the sick. Kindan will be reunited with Koriana, but will she be free of the plague, and will he be able to find a cure before more people die?

Hardcover: 384 pages
Publisher: Bantam Press (1 Jan 2008)
Language: English
ISBN-10: 0593055284
ISBN-13: 978-0593055281
10:15 pm
[anythingdragon]
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