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  1. This. Even IF an egg is picked up, there is no guarantee it will survive. It might be used as a neglected experiment, for example, or given to a vampire to bite. ( I admit... that is quite OFTEN how I find fodder for my vampires when they are in a Bitey mood.) Let alone the person who picked it up might be view bombed, or they might be a newbie and have not quite figured out how to raise their eggies yet. OR They might have picked it up with the idea of making a zombie of it, one day. There are any NUMBER of things that can happen to an egg. AND I would add that EVEN keeping the eggie on your scroll is NO ABSOLUTE guarantee it will be safe from view bombers, for instance. Do eggs of mine sometimes die? Yes, and it is sort of sad when they do ( I even know of one dragon of mine who has an offspring that was turned into a Neglected Dragon XD) , BUT... somewhat beyond my control. You really CAN'T absolutely ensure that your dragons' progeny will be safe and flourish. As Fuzz said, I carry on breeding what I feel like WHEN I feel like, anyway.... and I prefer to give others that same freedom. I get your point, however, that there probably ARE people who hunt the AP looking for something VERY specific... sometimes I do as well... and that an egg being tossed back doesn't NECESSARILY mean it was a thoughtless breeding. BUT I also agree with Fuzz in that what constitutes 'thoughtless breeding' or an 'undesirable lineage' is in the eye of the beholder. There are people on here that specifically hunt for the messiest lineages they can find, after all and just because I don't want a particular egg doesn't MEAN that some other user wouldn't LOVE to have that same egg on their scroll. AND just because their preferences on their scroll differ from mine doesn't make them any less valid.
  2. Oooh! I am gonna Pilfer ALL of your Infinity dragons! * Snap*
  3. Yep, yep. That is more or less how I see it, too.
  4. This... I always sort of viewed stalking the AP as shopping a rummage sale. The stuff that is there is THERE because its owner doesn't want it. You look because you never know what you might find, but it isn't guaranteed to be full of treasures. For THAT matter , we aren't guaranteed to find what we want when we go tot he biomes for hunting, either. At is all part of the game. I appreciate being able to play how i like with my dragons, and, though I understand WHY others might find walls annoying, I would say NO to anything that would impact another person's ability to breed what they like WHEN they like. Just because I don't want the dragons in the wall, doesn't mean there aren't other people who are gleefully grabbing all they can while the getting is good.
  5. Awesome! Thank you, thank you @Mewtie! I THOUGHT it looked like it might be, but with vines it is hard to tell!
  6. I have a vine hatchie that I am trying to tell whether or not is an alt... DIFFICULT. Please help!
  7. Absolutely agreed. Though I would also state that IF I were a winner, I wouldn't be above making a few beneficial trades with my prize babs to get me closer to my goals for my scroll. A little hard to blame others if they do the same. At said, i would like to think i would gift some also.
  8. +1 to 'adding more winners per raffle' from me! Admittedly that is MAINLY from the purely selfish motivation of 'more winners being picked means more chances for yours truly to be selected as one'. On the other HAND I can see the benefits of having more prizes around over all, too. AND as for 'value' I think prizes BEING so overvalued was, for a while, a HUGE problem, actually. The situation has improved, slowly but surely and this would move it further in the right direction.
  9. I SORT of like this idea, actually. I NEVER use earthquake primarily because I usually have eggs on my scroll I care about more than other s .... and an EQ could potentially effect them all!
  10. I see your point BUT! I was thinking of some of the far more complicated stuff dogs have been trained to do... well beyond a simple 'sit, stay'. Dogs have been trained to act as guides for the blind and helpers for the disabled... as well as assistance to law enforcement and all sorts of things. Admittedly not all dogs are smart enough for such, but I would picture these guys as on the level of a SMART dog? Also admittedly it would definitely take some training to get it right... BUT that is where the suggestion of a fail rate would come in, perhaps?
  11. AND I would add that people have trained DOGS to do some pretty remarkable things, too... I don't see why a drake couldn't be trained with the proper reinforcement.
  12. True, scary, but... if I may, the descrip strongly SUGGESTS that that is EXACTLY what we have going on there. A drake with some pretty remarkable powers.
  13. I didn't mean specifically someone from the US..... just in general. Like... how would they give the information tot hose that seemed to need it without revealing it to those whose attention would be... undesirable to the clinic. I think that question was more or less addressed acceptably. AND as someone who mostly considers them self to be an opponent of abortion tho... I can fully agree that the antics you hear about from some of these protesters are.... out of line and distasteful. Like... shouting and harassing women outside of a clinic , for instance, is just making what I think is already an unfortunate situation all the worse. I guess I am not a 'zealot' as you put it. AS I see it, an abortion is an invasive procedure with the potential for complications and side effects... I presume that people wouldn't have them just for 'kicks and lulz' after all. IF a woman decides to have one , she generally has reasons; I am aware of that. I think avoiding the situations that force women to have to make that choice is the better way to go. After all, we don't AGREE on precisely when a human life begins... that is a perfectly fair and valid point. Since we don't KNOW, I'd prefer to see better prevention of unwanted pregnancies in the first place than trying to enforce laws banning abortions that, ultimately CANNOT be enforced. Better education and birth control, and YES, more freedom to opt for permanent sterilization for those that want it and know they will NEVER want to have a child ... or any MORE children(when any pregnancy will only EVER mean an abortion...)...I am absolutely all in favor of. And YES, I do understand that that won't prevent ALL situations, but again, neither will an outright BAN. AND I would LIKE to comment that I think some of those aforementioned antics gives those of us who are more rational in our objections to abortion a bad name. *Sigh* I just think it is a shame that people are so inclined to let their emotions get in the way on this issue ( And yes, I am looking at both sides of this debate when I say that. ) The Just my two cents, for whatever they are worth?
  14. How does a person who.... feels they are in need of the services of such a clinic find them, then? * Is genuinely curious*
  15. Could be, i am not sure PRECISELY on all of that. However, I would say That in my experience... I work in a Walgreen's Pharmacy.NOT in the actual pharmacy part of it,mind you, but I am still required to make sure that any pharmacy related patient information, for example, is properly disposed of if I find it left laying, for instance. I would have to think SOMETHING could be brought against someone trying to maliciously use another person's medical history against them. THAT might even be a Federal issue, actually. Which is to say it might well be able to be taken over the heads of BOTH states. Again, speculation on my part. As I said... In the end it might end up being a question of what state gets the final say. WAR has been fought over where a State's rights extended in times past, after all. While I hope it wouldn't escalate that far, I COULD see it turning into an ugly legal battle, for sure.
  16. Meh, maybe I am lazy.... but frankly, that seems like WAY to much effort to go through. Still, you have a point to some extent, however. Couldn't charges be brought against someone doing such a thing, tho, on the grounds that it violated patient's privacy. Such things are taken pretty seriously, AFAIK.
  17. Even THEN, said protesters would need to KNOW that said individual lived in such a state.
  18. AND I doubt that a doc who DOES abortions is going to have enough of a problem with them to risk violating laws themselves to report on their patient in another state? AND as of others maliciously informing on you... Yes, some people might. Frankly tho... Georgia's law is over the top ( AND I am not necessarily a friend of abortion and I am saying that. :P)
  19. MMMM... but murder is still a CRIME, most likely, where the murder took place. Interesting info and I could see the situation creating some sort of legal battle? The thing to remember is that US states are still quite...jealous ...of what they consider to be their powers. I don't claim to be an expert on law or anything like that of course. After having READ some of the articles, it sounds like the situation with N. Ireland, bad as it is, is sort of... an unusual one and is being massively criticized and pressured to change. I presume that it either has or will. I ought also add that as the case of the French citizens death... interesting case BUT extradition is always a battle. It sounds to ME like France is maybe sort of desperate to close the case... which, IMO, can be a PROBLEM if they aren't careful to make SURE they have the right person? In any case, interesting points. As you say... possible I am wrong, BUT I would also say I still forsee a fight if Georgia pushes it.
  20. Interesting theory and... if I may... totally like TJ to set up something like that. So no, I don't think CRAZY at all. Well, We will find out. I have a pair of each, SO I can investigate once mine all grow up!
  21. Yes, I can agree... people's dragons getting bombed while in trade is a far more troublesome problem than possible hoarding of eggs and stashing them with the timer off.
  22. BUT! Wouldn't said egg still occupy a slot on their scroll? I have a hard time believing anyone would WANT to keep an egg around a whole month after a holiday, to use the example given, and occupying valuable space on their scroll. AND if they are willing to pay that price, maybe that is the trade-off? I don't see it as a problem, even. *Shrugs* maybe just me, tho. If someone WANTS to hang onto an egg for an unreasonable amount of time to attempt the perfect trade? I don't see the issue with it. As I said, PROVIDED that eggie in a trade still occupies a slot. They might not EVEN get what hey are hoping for it. Personally, I wouldn't PAY the price someone in August would be asking for a CB Holiday. Especially not knowing that there is a very good chance that they will drop again when the holidays role around again.
  23. may I submit my thanks tot he artists that made these lovelies? They are all magnificent.... so much detail! I had high hopes for them after last years Hogwarts four, and I wasn't disappointed at all! Thank you artists! Now... off to catch my second Gloris!