reminder: door-to-door campaigners, like all salespeople, exploit social norms of politeness and hospitality to force you to listen to a sales pitch. you owe them nothing, not even a single word. Even if you support their candidate, there is *absolutely nothing wrong* with shutting your door in their face.
Dragon Appreciation Day (long, +)
Last minute for dragon appreciation day, what's the latest, newest, favorite dragon thing you've heard of? Here are some of mine:
This gorgeous shimmery feathered serpent by Nambroth, who otherwise specializes in photorealistic paintings of birds and gryphons: https://nambroth.tumblr.com/post/186796812382/incandescent-deity-digital-painting-corel
This drawing of dragons that does NOT come from the sort of time or place you would guess just by looking at it, you will NEVER EVER guess: https://beardbriarandrose.tumblr.com/post/180455111896
This paleo-artist's reasonably accurate illustration of the goddess Tiamat based on Her very uncertain description in the Enuma Elish (cw for breasts or udders or something): https://iguanodont.tumblr.com/post/180837372816/any-idea-for-a-speculative-tiamat-seems-like-a
This dragon body positivity post (shared on a very cool blog that shares early D&D art): https://oldschoolfrp.tumblr.com/post/180148527149
And no dragons are mentioned in this collection of quotes about marginalization, monstrosity, and mythos, but their theme feels powerfully dragon-adjacent to me: https://angelsandthearchitect.tumblr.com/post/161988624223/when-i-looked-around-i-saw-and-heard-of-none
that paper where they scraped Mastodon and found cauliflowers
Progress! I have formatted the open letter, and it looks pretty much ready to send around. Here it is in PDF:
And here is a copy in basic HTML:
It's #AppreciateADragonDay again! Here's my comic from last year.
Looks like they took down the dataset
"That's not what I expected," the knight said.
"What?" said the princess. "It's a dragon hoard."
The knight tried to count the dragons cuddling in a pile.
"I started with one, then found a couple of strays." The princess shrugged. "I guess I just started collecting them."
#MicroFiction #TootFic #SmallStories
Mmm, petting dragons 😌
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