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Beware the ides of Mawrth Beware the ides of Mawrth

This Dydd Mawrth drags on. Tuesday morning I had a toad (or a frog) under the recycling bin. No idea where it came from. It was tiny and dark grey, almost matching the pavement and had hopped on to other pastures when I checked back later. Meanwhile, a couple of counties over, a Rhyl lady had a more colourful visitor.…

Fancy a dip with the water wyrm? Fancy a dip with the water wyrm?

More giants! More dragons! Due south is Cader Idris, a mountain known as “The Chair of Idris”. It might be named for a giant or it could be imortalising a prince of Meirionnydd who fought the Irish during the 7th century. Idris Gawr (Idris the Giant) was an erudite fellow by all accounts, skilled in poetry, astronomy…

How do you cwtch a dragon? How do you cwtch a dragon?

I visited the dragons today. No, really! Three of them anyway. Not sure where the daddy dragon Dewi is at the moment. He gets around. The other three, however, dropped in at Caernarfon Castle, a Norman fortress that dates back to the 11th century and was reinforced by Edward I in 1283. Caernarfon is an area where…

Dragon's Lair Dragon's Lair

The arcade classic that was a virtual black hole for tokens if you were a kid in 1983.

Documentary:  Awaken The Dragon Documentary:  Awaken The Dragon

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Dragon Odds and Ends

We end this week of dragons with nary a mention of me watching Fairy Tail and Natsu’s epic dragon force power. Or for that matter we didn’t even mention Dragonforce, the epic band that was the hardest to defeat on Rock Band. So in this thread, let’s mention all the dragons we never got to in our other threads and…

When you imagine a dragon, do you see them as an intelligent beast?

I’m thinking about various portrayals of dragons I’ve seen. You know sometimes they are just like these animals, maybe as intelligent as dogs or something, that like gold and destroying things, possibly with fire. Other times, they are an ancient and sentient being, like Smaug or on Skyrim, with Alduin or Paarthurnax,…

Midnight Movie: The Flight Of Dragons Midnight Movie: The Flight Of Dragons

A mostly forgotten classic about a conflict between magic and science from the famed Rankin/Bass animation collaborations.

I'm pretty sure all of Backtalk needs to read this I'm pretty sure all of Backtalk needs to read this

Roleplaying gone wrong. And look! A dragon!

Puff The Magic Dragon Puff The Magic Dragon

A story about..... wait for it............ a magical dragon named Puff!

Trogdor the Burninator Trogdor the Burninator

Burninating the countryside!

An artsy dragon An artsy dragon

From Beowulf

Non-traditional dragon Stories: Paper Bag Princess and the Reluctant Dragon Non-traditional dragon Stories: Paper Bag Princess and the Reluctant Dragon

When I was a little kid, one of my favorite stories was the Paper Bag Princess by Robert Munsch. The princess was smart and heroic and ambivalent about marrying her perfect prince. The Prince was a bit cowardly and kind of a jerk. And the dragon, the fire breathing dragon bent on destruction was outsmarted by our…

Theme of the Week: Dragons and some other stuff, or teapot's list of approved mythical creatures Theme of the Week: Dragons and some other stuff, or teapot's list of approved mythical creatures

My fifth grade art teacher had no idea what she was getting into when she had us start a unit on dragons. Dragons were the first thing I discovered I could draw realistically, with their bulging muscles and the evil glint in their eyes. I fell in love (with my ability) and proceeded to doodle dragons on everything for…

Now That's What I Call Class Jams V.1: Smoke 'til Dragon’s Passed Now That's What I Call Class Jams V.1: Smoke 'til Dragon’s Passed

Tuesday twos day. Sometimes you need to double your dose to deal with the first half of the week, and that's why we're here. Today we talk about the dangerous Green Dragon, the spiritual side of smoking, sushi and we're smoking two joints before we post this today –then we're smoking more.

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