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Title: A Burning Challenge!
Post by: thunderingelephants on August 24, 2017, 07:11 AM
I've sorted out my dragon's personality and characteristics: she's fairly brave but a bit dim and I can't figure what type of challenge she would face when learning how to scare a human.
Any thoughts?
Title: Re: A Burning Challenge!
Post by: Long Hair on August 24, 2017, 03:00 PM
What type of story, PB, MG...?
Title: Re: A Burning Challenge!
Post by: Vijaya on August 24, 2017, 07:55 PM
Would she roar? Breathe fire? Topple a child's tower? Or castle? I've always loved the idea of things backfiring. For instance, she breathes fire to scare a kid, but in reality, she helps the kid start a camp fire that he had trouble starting on his own. Stuff like that.
Title: Re: A Burning Challenge!
Post by: thunderingelephants on April 20, 2021, 07:25 AM
Would she roar? Breathe fire? Topple a child's tower? Or castle? I've always loved the idea of things backfiring. For instance, she breathes fire to scare a kid, but in reality, she helps the kid start a camp fire that he had trouble starting on his own. Stuff like that.
Vijaya, I know this is a very old thread, but I was thinking about this story: I haven't written for so long.
Thanks for the inspiration!

Title: Re: A Burning Challenge!
Post by: Pons on April 20, 2021, 08:39 AM
I don't know if you're still looking for suggestions, but your dragon might have trouble managing its size. For instance, it might want to scare a child by spreading its wings, but instead of scaring the child it accidentally knocks something down or punches a hole in a wall or shakes all the apples off a tree which then fall on its head. I missed this question the first time around and it's fun to think of possibilities.
Title: Re: A Burning Challenge!
Post by: Vijaya on April 20, 2021, 10:34 AM
Thundering, the dragon calls! Watch out! She just might breathe some fire onto you if you don't pay her attention.  :dragonheart

Pons, you paint a vivid picture. I like it.
Title: Re: A Burning Challenge!
Post by: JFriday on April 20, 2021, 02:19 PM
She could scare herself every time she tries something.
Title: Re: A Burning Challenge!
Post by: thunderingelephants on April 23, 2021, 06:38 AM
 :fireplace  :yourock
Title: Re: A Burning Challenge!
Post by: thunderingelephants on April 25, 2021, 07:36 AM
I'm just wondering: is it possible for a dragon to catch a cold?
Title: Re: A Burning Challenge!
Post by: JFriday on April 25, 2021, 07:53 AM
Why not?!
Title: Re: A Burning Challenge!
Post by: Pons on April 25, 2021, 08:21 AM
I'm just wondering: is it possible for a dragon to catch a cold?

Of course.  And it could create a lot of problems when he sneezes or coughs. I think when we're in the realm of dragons just about anything you think of is possible.   :star2
Title: Re: A Burning Challenge!
Post by: Debbie Vilardi on April 25, 2021, 06:07 PM
Since dragons are fictional and you are creating this dragon in a fictional world, you get to do whatever works for the story. Just make it consistent.
Title: Re: A Burning Challenge!
Post by: thunderingelephants on April 26, 2021, 01:15 AM
Since dragons are fictional and you are creating this dragon in a fictional world, you get to do whatever works for the story. Just make it consistent.
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Consistency is vital, isn't it, Debbie? Children often pick the flaws much quicker than adults do.