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@dragon: Beware!

This thread is for Season 8. Spoilers abound!



Posted on 2019-04-20 at 04:39:49.
Edited on 2019-04-20 at 04:40:05 by breebles

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Maybe I am just to much of a purist but it kind of bothers me that the "dragons" are actually wyverns.  Guess mother of wyverns didn't have the right ring to it.  

I also loved the "I always had blue eyes" line.



Posted on 2019-04-20 at 09:23:30.

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@Keeper

You are definitely not alone in this! This is my top fantasy pet peeve: how so many get this completely SIMPLE thing wrong. I mean, how hard can it be?

2 legs, 2 wings=wyvern
4 legs, 2 wings=dragon

I can't express how much it annoys me that so many make the mistake of creating a 4 limbed reptilian 'dragon' and calling it a dragon! It is not a dragon! It is a wyvern! Same family, but different species. Like a dog and a wolf. Or a cat and a lion. The wyvern would be the cat and the dragon would be the lion (so, the stronger, more 'superior' species).

The only things I've seen that actually got their dragons anatomically correct are the Dragonheart movies, The Discovery Channel special The Last Dragon, The Neverending Story movies (well, Falkor looked more like a big shaggy dog than a dragon, so maybe?), The Hobbit movies and the BBC TV show Merlin. The rest is two legs, two wings. Was an extra pair of legs too costly or something? Did they run out of their budget (ha, ha. Sarcasm)? Or is it just dumb Hollywood making those stupid mistakes as usual? I vote the latter. Almost always is.


Posted on 2019-04-20 at 18:13:22.
Edited on 2019-04-20 at 18:16:04 by dragon-soul92

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I saw an article that said the creater of GoT wanted his fantasy dragons to "make sense" and no avian or reprilian creatures have 6 limbs.  He used bats as the inspiration for his "dragon" anatomy.  Bats were exactly what I thought of when I saw his creatures walking.  Article ended with " they are dragons because the show creater called them dragons".  



Posted on 2019-04-20 at 18:21:47.

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OMG, I HATE that line: 'They are dragons because the show calls them dragons'!

Just because somebody calls something a certain thing doesn't mean that it is that thing. Okay, then, my dog is a wolf because I call him a wolf. Er, no, even if I call him a wolf, doesn't mean he is a wolf. He's a dog. Same with the dragons on GoT. No matter what the creators call them, they are, and always will be, wyverns. It's fantasy, for Drago's sake. Fantasy doesn't make sense because it's fantasy. It's not supposed to be realistic otherwise it would be called 'reality'. I hate it when they try and make fantasy TOO realistic because it takes the fantasy elements out of it.

So, GoT, by dragon lore and anatomy, your 'dragons' are wyverns no matter what you call them.


Posted on 2019-04-21 at 05:41:54.

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Season 8 Episode 2

Good episode but not as good as the first one with all the reunions. However OMG next Sunday will be the roughly 90min Battle Of Winterfell and we see who lives or dies.

God I sooooo can't wait lol



Posted on 2019-04-22 at 00:54:58.

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Gaaaahhh so nervous!

Yeah, without giving too much away, I did like that the more secondary characters got the spotlight a bit, and that we got to see what everyone did and wanted to do on what many of them assumed would be their last night alive.

 

Next week is going to be insane!



Posted on 2019-04-22 at 02:54:28.
Edited on 2019-04-22 at 02:54:57 by breebles

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Is Sam still alive? I love Sam!


Posted on 2019-04-22 at 04:25:56.

   
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