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Just a quick little post.

First of all, today and tomorrow are the last days you can enter my giveaway. I’m giving away a copy of Begin by Ken Ham. Click on the picture to see it on Goodreads.

Begin

Two, I’m going to continue posting about dragons, since I only got in three or four posts this past month. Stay tuned for more dragon awesomeness.

Three… I don’t know. I’ll just wrap up here, I guess. Have a dragon.

DFTBA.

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A Dragon-Slayer

The Legend of Saint George

 

Here’s another dragon legend. This one is from Europe– England, I believe. It’s also from the Middle Ages.

Saint George is the story of a knight who rescued a princess by slaying the dragon that kidnapped her.. Basic dragon-slaying story, yes?

“A DREADFUL DRAGON LAY WASTE TO THE COUNTRYSIDE, TILL PERCHANCE A GOOD KNIGHT PASSED BY.

I SHALL HELP THEE IN THE NAME OF JESU CHRIST, SAID SIR GEORGE TO THE KING’S FAIR DAUGHTER.

VALIANT IN BATTLE, HE SMOTE THE FOUL BEAST, STRUCK A MORTAL BLOW, RESCUING THE PRINCESS AND SAVING HER PEOPLE.”

 

(Don’t forget about the giveaway. Only a few days left to enter!)

 

Cake For Everyone!

Do you know what today is?

If you said Tuesday, August 19, 2014, you are absolutely correct!

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But do you know why today is awesome?

 

#braceyourself

 

This is Spiral-Bound’s 50th post!!!

And I’ve been blogging for exactly 11 weeks!!!

In the short time I’ve been blogging, I’ve accumulated more than 75 followers, almost 2000 views, and just over 1000 comments. Thank you all so much for following, reading, and commenting!

#youalwaysknowwhattosay
You guys are awesome!

 

Also…

#Birthday
Ta-da!

I’m 23.

And that’s all I will say about that.

 

Don’t forget about the giveaway I’m having! There’s still time to enter.

Hope today is as awesome for you guys as it is for me! DFTBA!

 

 

 

 

 

I AM FIRE!!!

I enjoy a cappella music. I also love ominous music. Funny how often the two intersect.

Would you believe that I’m going to turn this into a dragon post?

Today, I am going to talk about Smaug from The Hobbit.

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Smaug is one of my favorite literary dragons and definitely my favorite evil dragon. He’s the villain of his story and a very good villain at that. He sits atop the  gold and gems of the dwarves, being intelligent, superior, unstoppable.

3D Smaug gif. This is pretty cool.<--No, you don't even understand. this is the best gif in the history of dragons.

He’s arrogant and he sounds very intellectual. (If you ever read The Hobbit out loud, Smaug needs a British accent that conveys intelligence and high college degrees. Not that Smaug ever went to Oxford…) (Go away, plot bunnies. I don’t have time for you.)

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Did you say “bunnies”?

Hmm… Smaug looks a bit hungry… I think I left the sink running. Excuse me! *takes off*

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(On a completely unrelated note, The Notebook Sisters are having a giveaway to celebrate 500 Bloglovin followers! Go check it out!)

Tag, I’m It

Hi! I’m answering the questions from my own tag today.

The questions:

  1. Which was your favorite birthday you’ve had and why? When I turned fourteen, my family threw a surprise party for me while we were on vacation. That was awesome and so much fun.
  2. Who is your favorite fictional dragon and why? Why on earth did I ask this question? What was I thinking? Well… Okay. Picking two. One, A-through-L from The Girl Who Circumnavigated Fairyland in a Ship of Her Own Making. (The book’s only fault is the length of the title.) Two, my dragon Drake.
  3. What is something awesome you’ve done this summer? I went to Gulf Shores, Alabama and I started a new book.  (Okay, that’s two awesome things.) Oh! And I started a blog.
  4. What are your favorite flavors of cake and ice cream? Texas sheet cake (it’s chocolate) and Heath ice cream.
  5. Which quality of dragons do you think is cooler, the ability to fly or the ability to breathe fire? Breathing fire. No contest.
  6. What is your favorite book that you’ve read this summer? The Accidental Hero by Matt Myklusch.
  7. Will your age on your next birthday be an even or odd number? Would it also be a prime number? Odd and prime! (Nope. I will not be giving exact numbers. Yet, if at all.)
  8. If given the choice, would you become a dragon rider? No. I am terrified of heights. But if I could be a dragon trainer, that I would do.
  9. Do you actually make a wish before blowing out the candles on your birthday cake? Yes. Yes, I do.

 

Don’t forget about the giveaway I’m having! You have to click this link to get to the giveaway: a Rafflecopter giveaway.

DFTBA.

Cowboys and Dragons

Do you guys see this?

This is a bit of dragon lore from the US on display. In 1890, a newspaper printed a story.

“A winged monster, resembling a huge alligator with an extremely elongated tale and an immense pair of wings, was found on the desert between the Whetstone and Huachuca mountains last Sunday by two ranchers who were returning home… The monster had only two feet… The head, as near as they could judge,  was about eight feet long, the jaws being thickly set with strong, sharp teeth. Its eyes were as large as a dinner plate and protruded about half way from the head… The total length from tip to was about 160 feet. The wings were composed of a thick and nearly transparent membrane.” (This is what it says in the display in the photo. If you can zoom in on that photo, you can read the other stuff that’s in the photo.)

Cowboys… and dragons. That is awesome. Tell me that doesn’t spark a plot bunny. 

DFTBA.

So It Begins!

Welcome to the first of my dragon posts and the first chance to enter the giveaway!

Before we dive into this, I have to tell you that the giveaway will be USA only. I’m sorry to all international readers. You are still welcome to take part in the games and stuff, though.

So! If you haven’t already figured it out, I love dragons. Big ones, small ones, some as big as your head (Kudos to the Captain Americas who understand that reference.)

Did you know that there are dragon stories all over the world? Seriously! ALL OVER THE WORLD. China, Europe, South America, the US, Greece, ancient Babylon… and what do you think good ol’ Nessie in Scotland’s Lake Ness is? And then there are lots of modern dragon stories that are cool. The Hobbit. How to Train Your Dragon, books and movies. Dragon Rider by Cornelia Funke. Eragon (the first book, anyway) by Christopher Paolini. I’m sure you guys can name more.

I wanted a dragon when I was in my early teens (I still want one). But they aren’t easy to acquire, it seems. I love writing dragons, reading dragons, and seeing dragons.

So, when I went on vacation and saw this…

Dragon

 

I was delighted beyond reason.

 

So here is where the giveaway comes in. I am giving away a book by Ken Ham. (Look him up.) For one of the entries, you must guess where I saw the literate beastie pictured above.

Other entries involve following this blog, following me and/or Ken Ham on Twitter, doing the tag (I don’t have it made up yet. It’ll be here on the 13th, hopefully.), and linking to this giveaway. (You have to click on the link to get to the giveaway.)

a Rafflecopter giveaway

Have fun! And may the dragons favor you (because they may eat you if they don’t)!

So! What other dragon stories (modern or not) can you guys think of?