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Re: Happy Things Go Here

Postby Stacey » Mon Aug 18, 2008 1:22 pm

My husband is back from Australia! Poor baby had to travel for almost 30 hours as his flight from San Diego was cancelled.
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Re: Happy Things Go Here

Postby McNutcase » Mon Aug 18, 2008 1:23 pm

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McNutcase wrote:My dragons actually make SENSE. There are logical reasons why they can fly and breathe fire.


Filled with Hydrogen, right?

If so, it would be a bad idea to make them fire-breathing.

Even though their skin is Kevlar?

And they have napalm glands and piezoelectric igniters in their noses.

Also, their only bones are the skulls and hands. All their other "bones" are basically balloons full of high-pressure hydrogen.

And yes, they do explode very prettily if you can hit them with a ballista. However, without these dragons, the airship industry would never have started...
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Re: Happy Things Go Here

Postby The Boulder » Mon Aug 18, 2008 1:54 pm

So what if you, are immune to fire damage and stab one?

These dragons sound like push overs.
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Re: Happy Things Go Here

Postby McNutcase » Mon Aug 18, 2008 2:01 pm

BA Mcgee wrote:So what if you, are immune to fire damage and stab one?

These dragons sound like push overs.

There's no such thing as immune to fire damage in this world.

And skull shrapnel from a k-kill will tear you apart.
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Re: Happy Things Go Here

Postby The Boulder » Mon Aug 18, 2008 2:06 pm

McNutcase wrote:
BA Mcgee wrote:So what if you, are immune to fire damage and stab one?

These dragons sound like push overs.

There's no such thing as immune to fire damage in this world.

And skull shrapnel from a k-kill will tear you apart.


so a rabid dog can take these things? If lucky?
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Re: Happy Things Go Here

Postby McNutcase » Mon Aug 18, 2008 2:20 pm

BA Mcgee wrote:
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BA Mcgee wrote:So what if you, are immune to fire damage and stab one?

These dragons sound like push overs.

There's no such thing as immune to fire damage in this world.

And skull shrapnel from a k-kill will tear you apart.


so a rabid dog can take these things? If lucky?

Did you miss the fact that they're coated in Kevlar?
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Re: Happy Things Go Here

Postby The Boulder » Mon Aug 18, 2008 2:51 pm

You really could have made up something better seeing as Kevlar is a fabric.
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Re: Happy Things Go Here

Postby McNutcase » Mon Aug 18, 2008 3:04 pm

BA Mcgee wrote:You really could have made up something better seeing as Kevlar is a fabric.

Actually, it's a polymer. It's usually made into threads which are woven into fabric, but other forms are perfectly possible and quite a bit tougher. The scales on my dragons are actually plates of aramid polymer, which are light, stiff and very, very durable.

However, it's a lot simpler to just say "they have Kevlar skin", as that immediately gets people on the right track.

And yes, it's perfectly plausible for an organism to be able to secrete aramids. It just has to be able to get the right nutrients. Overall, my dragons are a LOT more plausible than the monster in Alien, and that movie kicked ass.

Now quit nitpicking, or I'll get one of my dragons to sneeze on you. ;)
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Re: Happy Things Go Here

Postby David Blue » Mon Aug 18, 2008 3:54 pm

The five-year-old has declared that he is two parts horse and one part angry bullfrog.

His name is now "Bad Horse", and so he will go and fight the dragon named Hippo.

(I defy you to find a more adventurous plot in a living room without kids in it!)

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Re: Happy Things Go Here

Postby Noble Bear » Mon Aug 18, 2008 4:07 pm

David Gray wrote:The five-year-old has declared that he is two parts horse and one part angry bullfrog.

His name is now "Bad Horse", and so he will go and fight the dragon named Hippo.

(I defy you to find a more adventurous plot in a living room without kids in it!)


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