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  • Crazy Dancing Komodo Dragon cAught on Camera Showing off for a Photographer in Indonesia

    09/22/2013 2:38:17 PM PDT · by nickcarraway · 34 replies
    Daily Mail ^ | http://www.dailymail.co.uk/news/article-2401432/Dancing-komodo-dragon-caught-camera-showing-photogra
    This crazy komodo dragon does not show a hint of camera shyness as it shows off its dance skills for a lucky photographer. The Rumbaing reptile was spotted in a park near amateur photographer Woe Hendrick Husin's home in Surabaya, Indonesia, while he was out searching for local wildlife. Although the lizard was busy hunting insects, it still had time to stop and perform a quick dance before dashing off into the bushes in search of its next meal.
  • The Director and Stars of “The Hobbit” Share Thoughts on Bravery, Mercy and Tolkien’s Christianity

    12/10/2012 6:04:54 PM PST · by Mrs. Don-o · 34 replies
    Patheos/Christopher Closeup ^ | December 10, 2012 | Tony Rossi
    The new film “The Hobbit: An Unexpected Journey” (opening Dec. 14) has got action and adventure galore, just like “The Lord of the Rings” trilogy that preceded it. But the director and actors who worked on the movie are well aware of the deeper themes that lie at the heart of the work of J.R.R. Tolkien (1892-1973), who authored all the original books, published between 1937 and 1955. At a recent press conference about the film in New York City, Richard Armitage, who portrays the Dwarf warrior Thorin Oakenshield, said, “One of the things I find when I look...
  • R.I.P. Anne McCaffrey, Creator of Pern and The Ship Who Sang

    11/22/2011 7:36:09 PM PST · by EveningStar · 28 replies
    Anne McCaffrey wasn't just the inventor of Pern, the world where a whole society is based on dragon-riding. She was also an incredibly influential author who helped transform the way science fiction and fantasy authors wrote about women, and the way all of us thought about bodies and selfhood. She was the first woman to win a Hugo Award and a Nebula Award, as well as a Grand Master of science fiction.
  • Indonesia's dragons draw tourists to 'Jurassic' islands

    12/22/2010 2:59:24 PM PST · by NormsRevenge · 7 replies · 1+ views
    AFP on Yahoo ^ | 12/22/10 | Jerome Rivet
    KOMODO ISLAND, Indonesia (AFP) – They don't breathe fire but Komodo dragons -- the largest lizards in the world -- can kill a buffalo or any one of the intrepid tourists who flock to their deserted island habitats. "I feel like I'm in the middle of Jurassic Park, very deep in the past," said Hong Kong visitor Michael Lien during a recent trip to Komodo Island, the main habitat of the threatened Indonesian lizards. ... "What am I supposed to do if a dragon appears suddenly?" he asks Johnny Banggur, the guide on a tour of the island, an almost...
  • New Video Game: Dungeons, Dragons and Now Gay Sex

    12/04/2009 6:03:38 PM PST · by NativeNewYorker · 6 replies · 538+ views
    NY Times ^ | 12/4/9
    Like many video role-playing games, Dragon Age: Origins, a medieval epic that was released in November for PCs, PlayStation 3 and Xbox 360, gives its players far more to do than wage war against mythical beasts.The game, which was developed by BioWare and published by Electronic Arts, and is meant to take 60 to 80 hours to complete, allows players to develop combat and magic skills, interact with other characters and have romantic encounters. If you play as a male character, it is even possible to have a liaison with a male elf named Zevran.
  • Is There Some Truth to Dragon Myths?

    07/02/2009 9:21:03 AM PDT · by GodGunsGuts · 134 replies · 5,388+ views
    ICR ^ | July 2, 2009 | Brian Thomas, M.S.
    Harry Potter fans are looking forward to the boy wizard’s next screen adventure, when Harry Potter and the Half-Blood Prince opens this month. Pottermania broke loose when J. K. Rowling’s first book appeared on bookstands in 1997, prompting the creation of films, fan websites, and dozens of similarly themed books. Rowling’s world of wizardry has even inspired the name of a dinosaur fossil, Dracorex hogwartsia. But serious researchers are seeing evidence that dragons were more than just fantastical creatures...
  • Dragons do exist!

    12/06/2008 9:37:27 AM PST · by JoeProBono · 50 replies · 1,431+ views
    The Komodo dragon is the world's largest flesh-eating lizard and living reptile. This amazing creature is only found in the wild on four small Indonesian islands, where they are vulnerable to disease, volcanic activity, and competition with feral dogs and man. It lives on the islands of Komodo, Rinca, Padar, and Flores. The Komodo is an endangered species and there are only about 5,000 of them in existence around the world, including a small number kept and bred in zoos. This giant lizard can grow to 3 meters (10 feet) long, and has an average weight of 70 kg (155...
  • Former Freshwater students testify (goofy teacher who branded children with a cross)

    11/01/2008 11:23:15 AM PDT · by Soliton · 9 replies · 521+ views
    Mount Vernon News ^ | November 1, 2008 | Pamela Schehl
    Dinosaurs, dragons and Darwin were discussed Friday during the contract termination hearing of suspended Mount Vernon Middle School science teacher John Freshwater. David Millstone, attorney for the Mount Vernon school board, introduced several handouts allegedly distributed by Freshwater in class. Former Freshwater students Simon Souhrada and Kate Button testified the dinosaur handout implied that humans and dinosaurs probably coexisted, contradicting the generally accepted theory of evolution. Button said Freshwater told her class there was new evidence that dinosaurs probably were around when people were, because of the global incidence of legends of dragons. Both students also alleged Freshwater indirectly made...
  • They say Politics is a game: here's Barry O's character sheet

    10/31/2008 6:56:44 PM PDT · by Salgak · 2 replies · 303+ views
    Vanity | 10/31/08 | Yours Truly
    On another board, a discussion of Barry O's stats came up, as if he was a D&D character. . . And so, for your amusement and edification: The Character Sheet of Barack Obama * * * * * * * * * * * Barack H. Obama: Level 12 Politician INT: 18 CHA: 18/75 STR: 9 CON: 9 DEX: 7 WIS: 3 Alignment: Neutral Chaotic: Chaotic Evil Tendencies Skills: Oratory +80 (provided the Holy Teleprompter of Axelrod is at hand: otherwise, -20) Persons of INT or WIS less than 10 roll a saving throw vs Glamour: if they lose, they...
  • The Dragonflies'Lair~Thread XLVI

    01/04/2008 7:43:41 AM PST · by Soaring Feather · 2,058 replies · 1,182+ views
    Poets of The Dragonflies'Lair | January 04,2008 | Soaring Feather
    My Dragon Fly and Me If I could be a Dragon Fly and wing my way through the sky I would never be shy just me and my Dragon Fly! By moonlight we ride the wind chase the comets tail for fun by day we would hide from the sun our fragile wings would come undone On darkest nights we would use fireflies as our guide we would dip and we would glide through the heavens open wide and scatter diamonds in the night sky my Dragon Fly and me... And we would wing past our lovers silent in...
  • 'Red Dragons' fly into theatre to support operations

    11/06/2007 4:53:05 PM PST · by SandRat · 6 replies · 90+ views
    Marine Corps News ^ | Cpl. Ryan Jackson
    AL ASAD, Iraq (Nov. 6, 2007) -- The Marines of Marine Medium Helicopter Squadron 268 arrived at Al Taqaddum to support service members operating in the Al Anbar province, Sept. 15. The 'Red Dragons' assumed responsibility of the general support helicopter mission in the Western Al Anbar province after a transfer of authority ceremony with HMM-161. The Camp Pendleton-based CH-46E squadron offers helicopter assault support to ground units and general support to air elements, including water drop off at combat outposts, troop lifts and equipment transport from camp to camp to sustain operations. In addition to general and assault support,...
  • The Dragon Flies'Lair~XXXXIII

    10/07/2007 6:40:02 PM PDT · by Soaring Feather · 1,243 replies · 1,777+ views
    Poets of The Lair | October 07, 2007 | Soaring Feather
    My Dragon Fly and Me If I could be a Dragon Fly and wing my way through the sky I would never be shy just me and my Dragon Fly! By moonlight we ride the wind chase the comets tail for fun by day we would hide from the sun our fragile wings would come undone On darkest nights we would use fireflies as our guide we would dip and we would glide through the heavens open wide and scatter diamonds in the night sky my Dragon Fly and me... And we would wing past our lovers silent in...
  • Black Dragons, Iraqi Police team successful

    09/18/2007 6:20:08 PM PDT · by SandRat · 4 replies · 104+ views
    Multi-National Force - Iraq ^ | Pfc. Bradley J. Clark
    FORWARD OPERATING BASE Q-WEST— Soldiers from Headquarters and Headquarters Battery, 5th Battalion, 82nd Field Artillery Regiment, 4th Brigade Combat Team, 1st Cavalry Division, have been working side-by-side with the Iraqi Police (IP) since November in southern Ninevah province. During the 10 months of deployment, the 5-82 FA troops have seen the IP improve in their capabilities to conduct operations and ultimately secure Iraq. “A lot has changed since the beginning of the war and the beginning of our deployment,” said Sgt. Kurt Schroder, artillery surveyor and dismounted patrolman. “The IP are doing better on their own and they are doing...
  • The Dragonflies'Lair ~ Thread ~ XXXXII

    09/11/2007 6:37:15 PM PDT · by Soaring Feather · 1,006 replies · 3,788+ views
    Poets of The Lair | September 11, 2007 | Soaring Feather
    My Dragon Fly and Me If I could be a Dragon Fly and wing my way through the sky I would never be shy just me and my Dragon Fly! By moonlight we ride the wind chase the comets tail for fun by day we would hide from the sun our fragile wings would come undone On darkest nights we would use fireflies as our guide we would dip and we would glide through the heavens open wide and scatter diamonds in the night sky my Dragon Fly and me... And we would wing past our lovers silent in...
  • The Dragonflies' Lair~Thread XXXXI

    08/06/2007 3:44:50 AM PDT · by Soaring Feather · 1,026 replies · 6,332+ views
    Poets of the Dragonflies' Lair | August 9, 2007 | Soaring Feather
    If I could be a Dragon Fly and wing my way through the sky I would never be shy just me and my Dragon Fly! By moonlight we ride the wind chase the comets tail for fun by day we would hide from the sun our fragile wings would come undone On darkest nights we would use fireflies as our guide we would dip and we would glide through the heavens open wide and scatter diamonds in the night sky my Dragon Fly and me... And we would wing past our lovers silent in the night... to kiss their...
  • The Dragonflies' Lair ~ Thread XXXX~

    07/06/2007 7:07:33 AM PDT · by Soaring Feather · 1,183 replies · 6,477+ views
    Soaring Feather and poets of the Lair | July 6, 2007 | Soaring Feather
    My Dragonfly and Me If I could be a Dragon Fly and wing my way through the sky I would never be shy just me and my Dragon Fly! By moonlight we ride the wind chase the comets tail for fun by day we would hide from the sun our fragile wings would come undone On darkest nights we would use fireflies as our guide we would dip and we would glide through the heavens open wide and scatter diamonds in the night sky my Dragon Fly and me... And we would wing past our lovers silent in the...
  • Iraqi, Coalition Forces Detain 52 Suspects, Kill 29 Insurgents

    06/17/2007 12:32:50 PM PDT · by SandRat · 12 replies · 429+ views
    WASHINGTON, June 17, 2007 – In operations throughout Iraq the past several days, Iraqi and coalition forces killed 29 insurgents, detained 52 suspects, and found various bomb-making material and ammunition, military officials reported. Coalition forces killed 10 terrorists, detained 20 suspected terrorists and uncovered enemy weapons and bomb-making materials during operations targeting the al Qaeda in Iraq network yesterday and today. Coalition forces captured two suspected terrorists during a raid in Baghdad yesterday targeting al Qaeda in Iraq senior leaders in the city. One of the detainees is allegedly a senior leader in the area who oversees al Qaeda in...
  • The Dragonflies' Lair ~ Thread XXXVII~May, June 2007

    05/07/2007 3:37:31 AM PDT · by Soaring Feather · 1,245 replies · 7,620+ views
    Soaring Feather/Poets of The Lair | May 7, 2007 | Soaring Feather
    My Dragonfly and Me If I could be a Dragon Fly and wing my way through the sky I would never be shy just me and my Dragon Fly! By moonlight we ride the wind chase the comets tail for fun by day we would hide from the sun our fragile wings would come undone On darkest nights we would use fireflies as our guide we would dip and we would glide through the heavens open wide and scatter diamonds in the night sky my Dragon Fly and me... And we would wing past our lovers silent in the...
  • Golden Dragons Care for Local Residents

    02/12/2007 5:10:35 PM PST · by SandRat · 4 replies · 276+ views
    Defend America News ^ | Spc. Chris McCann
    Golden Dragons Care for Local Residents Infantry soldiers secure area as doctors, medics treat villagers. By Spc. Chris McCann 2nd Brigade Combat Team, 10th Mountain Division SADR AL-YUSUFIYAH, Iraq, Feb. 12, 2007 -- In a country where poverty is endemic and many people are afraid to leave their homes because of terror threats, basic medical care can fall by the wayside. The village of Sadr Al-Yusufiyah, Iraq, a mostly Sunni area near the Euphrates River, is no different, but the soldiers of the 2nd Battalion, 14th Infantry Regiment “Golden Dragons”, 2nd Brigade Combat Team, 10th Mountain Division (Light Infantry)...
  • The Dragonflies' Lair~Thread XXXII~

    12/01/2006 8:08:18 PM PST · by Soaring Feather · 978 replies · 6,758+ views
    The Muse and Poets of The Lair | December 1, 2006 | Soaring Feather
    My Dragon Fly and Me If I could be a Dragon Fly and wing my way through the sky I would never be shy just me and my Dragon Fly! By moonlight we ride the wind chase the comets tail for fun by day we would hide from the sun our fragile wings would come undone On darkest nights we would use fireflies as our guide we would dip and we would glide through the heavens open wide and scatter diamonds in the night sky my Dragon Fly and me... And we would wing past our lovers silent in...
  • The Dragonflies'Lair~Thread XXXI

    10/05/2006 8:13:09 PM PDT · by Soaring Feather · 1,002 replies · 5,822+ views
    Talented poets and friends of The Dragonflies' Lair | October 5, 2006 | bentfeather/Poets of the Lair
    My Dragon Fly and Me If I could be a Dragon Fly and wing my way through the sky I would never be shy just me and my Dragon Fly! By moonlight we ride the wind chase the comets tail for fun by day we would hide from the sun our fragile wings would come undone On darkest nights we would use fireflies as our guide we would dip and we would glide through the heavens open wide and scatter diamonds in the night sky my Dragon Fly and me... And we would wing past our lovers silent in...
  • The Dragonflies' Lair~Thread XXX

    08/26/2006 9:01:39 PM PDT · by Soaring Feather · 973 replies · 11,471+ views
    Anniversary Thread Celebrating Three Years | August 27, 2006 | bentfeather/Poets of The Lair
    Happy 3rd Anniversary Dragonflies' Lair and Poets Our Poets bentfeather fatima Hope and Glory Knitting A Conundrum Lady Jag Liberty Belt NicknamedBob Reaper Freeper Scubie Nuc starbase Texas Songwriter WayzataJohnn We the poets of the Lair, thank all who support us. We hope to be here a long time, singing our songs riding the stars, writing our own visions, and best of all, loving all who continue to lurk and visit here over the years. We write of love, we write of war, we write of sorrow, we write of Knights and Kingdoms from before, we write of drawing...
  • The Dragonflies Lair~Thread XXIX

    07/12/2006 8:30:09 PM PDT · by Soaring Feather · 1,039 replies · 6,986+ views
    The Muse and Poets of the Lair | July 12, 2006 | bentfeather
    My Dragon Fly and Me If I could be a Dragon Fly and wing my way through the sky I would never be shy just me and my Dragon Fly! By moonlight we ride the wind chase the comets tail for fun by day we would hide from the sun our fragile wings would come undone On darkest nights we would use fireflies as our guide we would dip and we would glide through the heavens open wide and scatter diamonds in the night sky my Dragon Fly and me... And we would wing past our lovers silent in...
  • The Dragonflies' Lair~Thread XXVIII~

    06/11/2006 7:33:20 AM PDT · by Soaring Feather · 1,017 replies · 5,487+ views
    The Muse/Poets of the Lair | June 11, 2006 | bentfeather
    My Dragon Fly and Me If I could be a Dragon Fly and wing my way through the sky I would never be shy just me and my Dragon Fly! By moonlight we ride the wind chase the comets tail for fun by day we would hide from the sun our fragile wings would come undone On darkest nights we would use fireflies as our guide we would dip and we would glide through the heavens open wide and scatter diamonds in the night sky my Dragon Fly and me... And we would wing past our lovers silent in...
  • The Difference Between Fallen Angels, Demons, Aliens, Jedi, and the Watchers

    05/12/2006 8:24:27 PM PDT · by restornu · 121 replies · 31,935+ views
    The Watcher Files ^ | By Sherry Shriner
    In these last days, the Bible says it will be a time of mass hybridization and the mixture and corruption of human DNA by fallen angels, also known as "Aliens." The government is and has been, conditioning the existence of aliens through Hollywood, science fiction, cartoons, and other sources. However, they are not telling you the whole truth. These Aliens are not ascended masters, or enlightened ones, or beings from galaxies millions of miles away, nor are they our forefathers or original creators. They are fallen angels who were kicked out of heaven for their rebellion against the headship...
  • The Dragon Flies' Lair~ Thread XXVI~March 28, 2006

    03/27/2006 9:23:33 PM PST · by Soaring Feather · 1,011 replies · 6,282+ views
    The Seven Muses | March 28, 2006 | bentfeather/Poets of the Lair
    My Dragon Fly and Me If I could be a Dragon Fly and wing my way through the sky I would never be shy just me and my Dragon Fly! By moonlight we ride the wind chase the comets tail for fun by day we would hide from the sun our fragile wings would come undone On darkest nights we would use fireflies as our guide we would dip and we would glide through the heavens open wide and scatter diamonds in the night sky my Dragon Fly and me... And we would wing past our lovers silent in...
  • ~The Dragon Flies' Lair~Poetry Thread XXV~

    03/07/2006 9:06:41 PM PST · by Soaring Feather · 1,016 replies · 7,391+ views
    The Seven Muses | March 8, 2006 | bentfeather/Poets of the Lair
    My Dragon Fly and Me If I could be a Dragon Fly and wing my way through the sky I would never be shy just me and my Dragon Fly! By moonlight we ride the wind chase the comets tail for fun by day we would hide from the sun our fragile wings would come undone On darkest nights we would use fireflies as our guide we would dip and we would glide through the heavens open wide and scatter diamonds in the night sky my Dragon Fly and me... And we would wing past our lovers silent in...
  • Iraqis Flip Pelosi the Purple Finger

    12/17/2005 7:50:01 PM PST · by WaterDragon · 26 replies · 1,343+ views
    Oregon Magazine ^ | December 15, 2005 | Larry Leonard
    Would somebody tell Congresswoman Nancy Pelosi (D-CA) to just shut up? Today, of all days, this moron demanded that the U.S. begin the immediate departure from Iraq. After the latest example (this very day!) which is living proof that Iraqis are more intelligent than she, preferring as they do democracy over one-party fascism, is it not time that the dragon, having been pierced by the third arrow, should slink its scaly breast and scalding voice back into the vulcanic bowells from whence it came? Bush has proven his point, that he has a plan and that it has worked. The...
  • Discover Your Inner Dragon

    05/05/2005 3:47:44 PM PDT · by StoneColdGOP · 23 replies · 710+ views
    Stumbled upon a fun little quiz, sort of a personality test to find out what sort of dragon you are. Those of you who are fantasy, D&D, sci-fi lore types will know what I'm talking about. http://www.geocities.com/teo592/quiz/dragon.html
  • (Israeli) Army Frowns On Dungeons And Dragons

    03/09/2005 11:13:41 AM PST · by steve-b · 65 replies · 1,187+ views
    YNet News ^ | 2/28/05 | Hanan Greenberg
    Does the Israel Defense Forces believe incoming recruits and soldiers who play Dungeons and Dragons are unfit for elite units? Ynetnews has learned that 18-year-olds who tell recruiters they play the popular fantasy game are automatically given low security clearance. "They're detached from reality and suscepitble to influence," the army says. Fans of the popular role-playing game had spoken of rumors of this strange policy by the IDF, but now the army has confirmed that it has a negative image of teens who play the game and labels them as problematic in regard to their draft status....
  • There Be Dragons: New Deep-Sea Predator Species Discovered

    03/24/2004 3:36:36 PM PST · by blam · 43 replies · 726+ views
    Scienec Daily ^ | 3-24-2004 | HBOI
    Source: Harbor Branch Oceanographic Institution Date: 2004-03-24 There Be Dragons: New Deep-sea Predator Species Discovered FT. PIERCE, Fla. -- Dr. Tracey Sutton, a fish ecologist at the HARBOR BRANCH Oceanographic Institution in Ft. Pierce, Fla., has discovered a new species in a bizarre and elusive family of deep-sea predatory fish known collectively as dragonfish. The find, reported in the current issue of the journal Copeia, is the first new dragonfish species discovered in more than a decade. The first specimen of the new species, dubbed Eustomias jimcraddocki, was large, compared to the average pencil-sized dragonfish at about six inches long...
  • [ Daily Tolkien ] Where Have All the Dragons Gone?

    05/15/2003 1:49:56 PM PDT · by JameRetief · 2 replies · 504+ views
    Suite 101 ^ | December 15, 2000 | Michael Martinez
    Where Have All the Dragons Gone?I always thought the movie "Dragonslayer" was a bit goofy and slow in some places but there is one memorable scene that pretty much sells the movie, I think, to anyone who sees it. That's where the dragon's head rises up to dwarf the young magician who really has no clue about what he's up against.I think whoever came up with that scene must have read Tolkien. In the story of Turin Turambar in The Silmarillion, after Glaurung has destroyed Nargothrond and sent Turin north to Dor-lomin on a hopeless quest, Morwen and Nienor leave...
  • [ Daily Tolkien ] The Great Worms

    04/02/2003 4:47:31 AM PST · by JameRetief · 4 replies · 244+ views
    Warren Lawless ^ | 1995-1999 | Warren Lawless
    The Great WormsThis essay examines the characteristics, activities and survival of dragons in Middle Earth. Dragons were also called Urulóki ('fire serpents'), great worms, and fire-drakes. They were created by the Darklord Melkor, in the First Age. The first such creature was Glaurung, referred to as the 'father of dragons' (QS C18, p.181). He grew to be great in malice and power and committed much depredation and destruction against the lands and armies of the Darklord's foes. Though we cannot assume that all dragons shared the same characteristics as their monstrous forefather, the best survivng details pertain to Glaurung.CharacteristicsNearly a...
  • "TESTAMENT: Roleplaying in the Biblical Era" (For Dungeons & Dragons. Any D&D playing FReepers?)

    02/06/2003 8:58:56 AM PST · by Green Knight · 74 replies · 609+ views
    Green Ronin ^ | 02-06-03 | Press Release
    GREEN RONIN TO PUBLISH TESTAMENT CAMPAIGN SETTING Biblical Era to Come to Life for d20 Fans January 16, 2003—SEATTLE, WA: This April Green Ronin delves into the past with Testament: Roleplaying in the Biblical Era. Part history, part mythology, Testament is the d20 System campaign setting that's both instantly familiar and yet unlike any game world you have ever experienced. "I conceived this product as an alternative to the current crop of fantasy worlds," says Green Ronin President Chris Pramas. "Really, how many more vaguely Tolkien-esque fantasy settings do we need?" Veteran RPG and computer game designer Scott Bennie...
  • [ Daily Tolkien / Lord Of The Rings ] Dragons in the Writings of J.R.R.Tolkien

    12/11/2002 3:14:25 PM PST · by JameRetief · 5 replies · 1,148+ views
    Hargrove Home Page ^ | August 2, 2000 | Gene Hargrove
    DRAGONSin the Writings of J.R.R. TOLKIEN     In "On Fairy Stories" (delivered as an Andrew Lange Lecture in 1938) Tolkien confides that as a child he was little moved by Alice in Wonderland or Treasure Island, "But the land of Merlin and Arthur was better than these, and best of all the nameless North of Sigurd of the Vosslung, and the prince of all dragons. Such lands were pre-eminently desirable. I never imagined that the dragon was of the same order as the horse. And that was not solely because I saw horses daily, but never even the...