This was GOING to be another comment on Em’s comment, but I decided I have a lot to say, so here it is. Read the comments on the previous entry if you don’t know what we’re talking about, everyone else.
Doodage! (Damn, something REALLY RANDOM comes out EVERY TIME!)
Yeah, I try not to get wound up at them, ‘s’just when they don’t care about anything technological that I make, (RMS IS AWESOMENESS!) so then I make a story in my free time just to try and get some decent comments from them, and then I get nervous about showing the story because it’s like, not my personality, I mean, the story’s dark and Ant-like (haha Ant, ZOP!), and I’m THE COMPLETE OPPOSITE in real life, so I’ll think that everyone will think I’ve just suddenly turned depressed, and then when I DO manage to pluck up the courage to tell them I’ve been writing it, they don’t really give a toss! Eh well. My mum would have hated it anyway, and my sister still reckons it’s a children’s story.
And about me getting angry at your answer, I’d only get angry if you had got it a million miles off, like, say it was a children’s story, even though there has been… what… a brutally mutilated Wyrm, an extremely vicious fight between Whirlwind and Ice, a horrible scene with the Dark Dragon… if this is a children’s story, then Saw III is a hilarious comedy for infants.
And that as well, people watch horror films like Saw and crap, and say it’s really horrible, and then they may read my story and not be bothered by it. Yes, I know Saw is a film and Dragon Worlds is a book, but I wonder if it’d be the same if they were switched around. No, really! See, this happened once, and it kinda enraged me… a lot. I didn’t SHOW it, but I really FELT it inside. It doesn’t help when you have this little dragon in your head, either. (No, I’m not telling you. You’d think I was some sort of retard when I TRULY put my thoughts on a page.)
Anyway, I was just at some sort of library, I can’t remember whether it was Kingsley, or… no, no wait… it was on Amazon. Yep, I remember it now. I decided to look for any dragon myths, ANY myth that didn’t end in the dragon being slain. I saw a pretty damned long book on dragons (’bout 400 pages) that seemed to be the main characters (That’s a first. No, wait, it’s a second, I was officially there first with the best story, not meaning to brag…
), and I thought I could compare it with mine… maybe… but after reading one page of the prologue I was so blindingly confused about all the RETARDED names and seemingly INVISIBLE plot, I gave in. So, I continued with my search until this one book caught my eye. I looked at the title, and it was like, a collection of dragon myths, assumingly for kids and young teens. I brought it up, as I was intrigued.
After my shite internet had loaded the front cover, I actually growled. I only EVER do that when I am REALLY angry, which is, hardly ever, unless I’m playing against some laggy bastard on Halo that managed to kill me twice with one bullet.
Now, earlier I mentioned that it was for kids and young teens. The stories might have been, but the cover, it was just not right. There was this knight standing over a dragon corpse, which was covered in blood. Now you see why I growled?
The thing is, it was really graphic, like… REALLY graphic. And yet, they allow a young kid to get a book with a bleeding dragon on it, but they DON’T allow the young kid into a horror movie with probably AS MUCH graphic violence there as on the book?! What in HELL’S NAME?! Sure, I know one’s a film and one’s a book, but ANY bleeding creature on a kid’s book is just not right in my eyes.
That’s why I’m really sensitive about dragons. No, I don’t cry over them, don’t even try and pull THAT one on me, but I just reckon that they’re seriously undermined. Come on, dragons are by far the BEST mythological creature, and people are just RUINING them by following crappy traditonal myths!
It’s just that one thing that really annoyed me. So, nowadays, they can show a bleeding dragon on the cover of a kids book, but they can’t show a bleeding human. Um, why?
EVERYONE, YOU SUCK AT THIS! SCREW THE CRAPPY MYTHS THAT BRING THE DRAGONS DOWN, JUST FREAKING USE YOUR IMAGINATION!
*ahem* Yes, I know, I have had this rant over and over and OVER again, and you’re probably getting quite tired of it. But it’s just my mission to get everyone to use their imaginations instead of using the same old boring, stupid dragon slaying myth. As soon as you hear or read the word "dragonslayer" in a story as it is talking about one of the main characters, you can EASILY predict the ending. Unless it’s Dragonheart. See, all you storywriters and film makers, the only reason you think Dragonheart sucked is because it was GOOD, better than the TRADTIONAL dragon myth! *in patronising voice* And oh, no, you didn’t want your precious myth to be taken from you and made better did you? Well, BOO FRIGGIN’ HOO! Also, ban all World War II games from ever being created again, I think they are getting BORING now.
Now that that’s outta the way…
Out of interest, now that I’ve mentioned my mum and sister not reading it, therefore I have NO-ONE but Em reading it right now, (Feel privileged, fellow dragon. Don’t scream and run now. No, DON’T! Not do! Do not!) has anyone else read any of the chapters yet? I’m mildly considering the thing you recommended I should do, Em… MILDLY. I probably will stop considering it until I can get some varied people to read it. And then the more people like it, the better the story will get because I might get inspiration from others, and the more UNMILDLY I think about "it".
Hell, I’ll POST it to Ant if I really have to! No, wait! What’s his address? That would be good! The bugger’s never on MSN so I can’t jump on him with my story, either, even though it’s actually TEN TIMES BIGGER than his modem!
I can probably jump on Matt PotMan with it, even though I reckon he won’t like it that much. And he’ll be too stoned to read it, anyway, but give him a try if you do show anyone! I just ignore people who say it’s shite with no reason at all.
Eekay, I leave you with a question: How many words are in Dragon Worlds right now? Go on, take a guess…
Bye de bye!