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#AtoZChallenge: Dragons

04 Apr

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This is my first year participating in the A to Z Challenge. The list of participants can be found here. Thanks to Arlee Bird and the co-hosts for hosting this awesome challenge. Check out the site here.

I’m also participating in a mini-hop that got started on theme reveal day when a few of us realized we had similar themes. Β It’s called Supernatural A to Z. Click below to check out the list of participants. Β πŸ™‚

 

Dragons are the creature of the day. They are depicted as animals with reptilian or serpentine traits. The dragon is featured in many cultures. The main ones are the European dragons (European Folklore, Greek and Middle Eastern mythologies), and the Chinese dragon with counterparts in Japan (Japanese dragon), Korea and other East Asian countries. Dragons are one of the few supernatural creatures I like. I’ve always been fascinated by the mystery of them.

They are featured in movies such as The Hobbit: The Desolation of Smaug

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Books Like The Harry Potter Series, and A Song of Ice and Fire (Game Of Thrones)

 

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Finally, there is the game Dungeons and Dragons.

 

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35 responses to “#AtoZChallenge: Dragons

  1. Alex J. Cavanaugh

    04/04/2014 at 10:02 am

    And I spent many, many hours playing D&D.

     
    • sjledge2

      04/04/2014 at 2:56 pm

      Never played it but have friends who did.

       
  2. Sophie Duncan

    04/04/2014 at 10:09 am

    I love dragons. Good ones, bad ones and wild ones, I find them majestic.
    Sophie
    Sophie’s Thoughts & Fumbles – A to Z Ghosts
    Fantasy Boys XXX – A to Z Drabblerotic

     
  3. Yolanda Renee

    04/04/2014 at 10:26 am

    Love Dragons, but have never played the game. My son had an imaginary Dragon called Max, I gave him Max as a protector during the night – Max helped keep the other monsters away!

     
    • sjledge2

      04/04/2014 at 2:58 pm

      Never played it either. Got to love the imagination that kids have. πŸ™‚

       
  4. djinnia

    04/04/2014 at 10:50 am

    loved smaug in the cartoon version of the hobbit. i cannot wait to see hobbit pt 2. i want to see him in cgi!

     
    • sjledge2

      04/04/2014 at 2:59 pm

      I know. I can’t wait to see it either. From what I understand it’s great. πŸ™‚

       
      • djinnia

        04/11/2014 at 3:44 pm

        Saw it last night! Oh my giddy gosh! Spectacular! The voice! Dark deep dangerous. Perfect!

         
    • sjledge2

      04/11/2014 at 3:51 pm

      Got my copy of it yesterday. Will be watching it this weekend.

       
  5. sdneeve1

    04/04/2014 at 10:51 am

    Smaug is an awesome dragon, as are the ones in Game of Thrones, too! I used to love the dragon in Ivor the Engine, but you’re too young to remember that. πŸ˜‰

     
    • sjledge2

      04/04/2014 at 3:01 pm

      Dragons are awesome. Can’t wait to see Hobbit part 2. Love Smaug. πŸ™‚

       
  6. Crystal Collier

    04/04/2014 at 11:13 am

    I’m such a geek. Ask me anything about dragons, ANYTHING, and I can totally tell you the answer. I tend to shun my high fantasy roots because they’re a little too red. (You know, the same color hair as every fantasy heroine EVER.) πŸ˜‰

     
    • sjledge2

      04/04/2014 at 3:05 pm

      Hi Crystal,
      Dragons are great. I’m the same way about the show Supernatural. I can tell you in most cases the episode title, etc. and that’s with almost 195 episodes done. πŸ™‚

       
  7. Sukanya Ramanujan

    04/04/2014 at 12:08 pm

    A friend of mine used to name all her gadgets with dragon names from Middle Earth. I’m doing the A to Z challenge as well but I don’t have a theme http://sukanyaramanujan.wordpress.com/

     
    • sjledge2

      04/04/2014 at 3:06 pm

      Wow. That’s cool. I love Lord of the Rings. πŸ™‚

       
  8. Carrie-Anne

    04/04/2014 at 12:28 pm

    My favourite dragon will always be Mr. Dragon from the classic Mac game The Manhole. It’s just not the same in the modern, updated colour version. Mr. Dragon, and the other characters, lost a lot of their charm, whimsy, and surrealism.

     
    • sjledge2

      04/04/2014 at 3:07 pm

      Cool. Never heard of that one. I feel the same way about some of the games I used to play that have been updated. πŸ™‚

       
  9. melanie schulz

    04/04/2014 at 2:54 pm

    There is something so ominous about a dragon, isn’t there?

     
    • sjledge2

      04/04/2014 at 3:09 pm

      Yes, there is. I think that’s why I like them so much.:)

       
  10. Elsie Amata

    04/04/2014 at 3:30 pm

    I love me some dragons! And, I love me some D&D πŸ™‚

     
    • sjledge2

      04/04/2014 at 8:47 pm

      I love them, too. Never played it.

       
  11. Elizabeth

    04/04/2014 at 5:54 pm

    I’ve always been fascinated by how vastly different cultures, from Norway to Japan, could have such familiar myths and archetypes.

     
    • sjledge2

      04/04/2014 at 8:48 pm

      That’s so true. There is tons of lore on dragons. It was hard to choose what to put in the post and what to leave out. πŸ™‚

       
  12. Jessica

    04/04/2014 at 7:44 pm

    Dragons are such cool fantasy creatures. They can be frightening and deadly or catlike and playful. Dragons make awesome stories even better.

     
    • sjledge2

      04/04/2014 at 8:49 pm

      That’s true. My next book may have to involve dragons. πŸ™‚

       
  13. Entrepreneurial Goddess

    04/04/2014 at 8:23 pm

    Hello there. This is also my first time taking part in the challenge. I took a peek at the signup list and almost fainted when I saw the huge number of blogs I had to visit! Anyway, just stopping by to wish you all the best with the challenge.
    Entrepreneurial Goddess

     
    • sjledge2

      04/04/2014 at 8:49 pm

      Hi,
      Thanks for stopping by. Good luck to you as well. πŸ™‚

       
  14. atexasgirlblogs

    04/04/2014 at 10:32 pm

    Dragons is one of my sons favorite animals.

     
    • sjledge2

      04/04/2014 at 11:28 pm

      Thanks for stopping by. Dragons are awesome. πŸ™‚

       
  15. kborman

    04/05/2014 at 12:45 am

    I LOVE Daenerys’ dragons in Game of Thrones

    Kate at Daily discovery

     
  16. Tasha Duncan-Drake (@beren_writes)

    04/06/2014 at 10:43 am

    Dragons are wonderful – I love dragons. Some dragons are vicious beasts and some are educated and wise protectors and there are so many ways they can be used in stories. I used them in my last novel Cat’s Confidence because they are so much fun. They are simply brilliant creatures.
    Tasha
    Tasha’s Thinkings – AtoZ (Vampires)
    FB3X – AtoZ (Erotic Drabbles)

     
    • sjledge2

      04/06/2014 at 11:00 am

      Dragons are great. I have a copy of Cat’s Confidence. Haven’t gotten to read it yet.:)
      I have an idea brewing for a future project that may have to involve dragons as well as elves. πŸ™‚

       
  17. Beverly (@Bevimus)

    04/18/2014 at 2:09 pm

    I repeat the oft repeated sentiment: I LOVE DRAGONS!

     
    • sjledge2

      04/18/2014 at 2:20 pm

      I love them too. πŸ™‚ They are so cool.

       

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