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  1. I think @olympe makes a valid point here, @HeatherMarie. As even YOU point out, an abortion IS a very serious decision, WHATEVER your reasons for deciding. The very fact that the issue IS so hotly debated proves that it is COMPLICATED and fraught with emotion ( Whatever your stand on it)... should we be surprised if some women at least ( not necessarily all) have regrets or second thoughts about their choice? Isn't that part of the responsibility that comes with making choices? WHY is pointing out that those feelings MIGHT arise (And they might) necessarily 'shaming'. ( THOUGH I will agree that the discussion needs to be handled carefully OR else it could easily become so!) Is wanting women to be INFORMED about all of the possible consequences of their decision a bad thing? AFTER all... even IF you assume that an abortion is nothing more than a medical procedure ( leaving aside the ethical argument about it).... when a patient is proscribed a medication by their doctor, or they require some OTHER medical procedure, AREN'T they usually informed at that point of all the possible side effects and complications that COULD occur ( whether or not those happen to THEM personally)? Why shouldn't that be the case with an abortion, too? Again.... don't get me wrong, it is a discussion that DOES need to be handled with care, BUT necessary, I think.
  2. Just a few more minutes tl DC midnight! I have been really HOPING for more chances at CBs!
  3. This. I don't MIND so much placing my usual entry by doing things I would be doing anyway...BUT paying shards for extra entries, I dunno, it'd feel a BIT like buying a lottery ticket to me ( Which I don't DO because I feel pretty sure the odds are 'not in my favor')... giving up something DEFINITE for NO guarantee of winning. To add to that, also agreed with those that point out there would be likely frustration from those that DID dump a bunch of shards on the raffle and come up with nothing to show for it. I would be more in favor of INCREASING the number of winners drawn, OR perhaps even of allowing prizes to be for sale in the market ( IF TJ were agreeable to that), over this option which, seems to me, might spell more trouble than anything. At said, I DO think @pinkgothic makes a point. EXTRA entries I would oppose, BUT I think allowing a person to choose to use their shards to buy their entry ( ONE, SINGULAR) rather than collect a breed they don't want might be an idea. ALSO I second what @Starscream said about punishing those that cheat the system to get an unfair advantage ( IE- via multiscrolling or such like that!)
  4. This. Very MUCH this. ( THOUGH I am HOPEFUL for a return of the Holiday Biome!) AND I would say this goes ESPECIALLY if the holiday biome is to be an established 'thing'. Because here is the thing! If holiday dragons have their OWN special biome... why NOT their own SPECIAL AP? The beauty of it? A person could then hunt holidays IF they wished.... or ordinary eggs if they had no interest in them.... or EVEN a combination! It would allow players more possibilities and options which can ONLY be a good thing. So, in short, I support a holiday AP to solve the problem, NOT reducing clutches for holidays. They only get to 'reproduce after their kind' once a year, after all! As for the OP's suggestion about nixing the cooldown on newly adulted holiday dragons and increasing the breeding window...I would say I am of two minds about it. I can see why lineage breeders would like more time. AT said, I would ONLY support it in conjunction with a separate AP for the resulting eggies. AT way those that aren't interested aren't hindered. For NEW release breeds at LEAST I think the 'artificial' cooldown should stay in place. On breeds from previous years.... not so sure. Again, I can see why this annoys the lineage breeders as other breeds can be bred to produce eggies as soon as they adult.
  5. Cis-gender person of the Female Variety, here.
  6. Oh! O.o I had NO idea! Thank you @DragonLady86
  7. OK, I am unsure HOW big a problem this is for the majority of players BUT I thought that I would pitch this suggestion and see how it flies. What I would like is something BIGGER than that tiny little box we get for editing and writing our dragon descriptions. These are longer than our dragons' names, naturally.... so WHY do the boxes need to be so small? it makes it HARD to look for typos and grammar issues and such. I don't recall that it USED to be so tiny? AND Mind you this is on a desktop computer I am talking about ( It may NEED to be smaller on a mobile devise , for all I know.) As it stands NOW scrolling to look through what you have written is a PAIN, since the scrolling buttons are quite touchy. Anyone else care to chime in on this idea of mine?
  8. I surely WOULD have reported them... if I could have figured out how.
  9. *Sigh* Something is BOTHERING me and I need to 'get it off my chest'. Yesterday I was playing online chess, as I often enough do...so nothing unusual there. The trouble IS that the other player it pulled up as my opponent? Well, turns out they wanted to 'chat.' NOW normally i don't chat much while playing chess... I find it somewhat distracting and would prefer to focus on the game itself...anyway MOST aren't that chatty either. AT said, I am not necessarily ABSOLUTELY opposed to a quick,' Oh, Hi' , 'good move' or such as that. The trouble IS that this particular person very quickly became rather abusive Things like : " You must be the stupidest American to ever play chess". NOW mentally, of course, I realize that this individual is a TROLL and that the things that they said reflect more on THEM than on me.( AND as a matter of fact I TOLD them, flat out that they were a troll and I didn't see fit to talk tot hem any further... when they couldn't get anything more out of me after that, they then let the timer run out on the game.) The particular individual EVEN had the unmitigated GALL to ask me for a rematch! Ha! I very quickly shot that down. The problem is that it all sort of struck a nerve for me because I have said things mentally at LEAST as abusive to and about my own self. The truly bizarre thing? I don't LIKE it when those sorts of things are said to me by others and they tend to make me angry more than anything...but I almost half believe them when I say them about myself. Losses are bad enough, but I truly didn't NEED that. ANYWAY...Mentally I know I should be over it, but emotionally... I keep chewing on what was said. It's hard to 'let it go' when your own mind keeps whispering...."BUT what if they are RIGHT."
  10. Valid point. The dragons I have purchased in the Market ( AND I have bought a few ) Are ALL clearly marked as such if ypouy look at their pages. I assume that a Prize purchased in market would be the same.
  11. This... is a fair point.I mean... NO dragon is gonna be EVERYONE's thing. There are always SOME who aren't as pleased with a new release as are others. Just a fact of being an artist, I think. AT said, I DO get the point about pygmies being more difficult to do WELL because of their small size.
  12. Ah! But IF they were Plover dragons...wouldn't they be found MAINLY in the Coastal biome? ( As plovers are primarily shore birds, AFAIK?)
  13. It does! I already stocked on FIVE of their adorable little eggies! Two pair plus one! AND I grabbed a pair of gusties, too, so as for me I am happily locked with brand neweggies for the moment.... or not QUITE!
  14. This... is an interesting point! I mean.... IF there are laws governing the treatment of animals raised on farms( For eggs, milk OR meat!) WHY would those same laws NOT apply to a farm that raised animals for their fur? Doesn't make sense to me, QUITE aside from the argument over the ethics of using fur. AND I agree with what @RubyEyes said about it getting people to talking and thinking about it. I want to think the discussion CAN be a healthy one.
  15. Well... This states my thoughts pretty well. BESIDES which, even IF we go by " 'GONs' are Lugia "... I would assume that Lugia,being a very RARE pokemon, would only successfully give you a baby LUGIA a small percentage of the time.
  16. The only WAY this could be worth-while is IF the limits on them were lifted entirely WHICH I, quite frankly, don't see happening. Increased, maybe, but NOT lifted totally. The GONs are supposed to be very powerful and rare dragons, after all, so it makes sense if they aren't as common as some other breeds. AND it makes sense if the don't 'reproduce after their kind' the way other dragons do ( Or not often?) So... that is another nope from me.
  17. This. Very much this. I have no issue with the possibility of repulsing being possible.
  18. That is very likely true. AS someone pointed out... some dishes are meatless by nature, while OTHER dishes can be made with or without meat ( like pizza!). AND as that same individual pointed out, some cuisines make far less use of meat than others do.
  19. For MYSELF, myself, personally... I am not a vegetarian,much less vegan ( unrepentant omnivore, here. ) THAT being said I don't think there is anything inherently WRONG with making that choice.... just that I don't think I could, myself, personally. I WILL also comment that I think the behavior of the 'meat-eaters' that @Herk mentioned was pretty reprehensible. JUST because I choose to eat meat ( and dairy and eggs ) doesn't mean that there aren't other ways of thinking and points of view on the matter. People may have a variety of reasons for choosing NOT to partake in meat. AND IF I disagree with them it doesn't mean that I shouldn't' treat others who happen to think about it differently than I do with respect. In FACT, even IF I DO normally eat meat I wouldn't be opposed to TRYING the veggie dishes, necessarily. Who knows! If you try them you may even FIND that you actually LIKE some of those meatless dishes, whether you are a full time vegetarian or NOT. IMHO, they shouldn't have created so much DRAMA about it.
  20. I am not sure about furs, but as far as leather goes, I have no issues with its use. I always had the idea that , as @Fuzzbucket says, LEATHER primarily comes from cattle who were raised for meat anyway. It seems to ME that it is better that, if a cow is going to become a steak either way, the hide is put to some use. At said, if the leather itself is a landfill problem, It WOULD be good if we either had a better way of disposing of it .... or of reusing it. Furs... furs, as I said, I am less sure of. THAT said, it seems to ME that this law wouldn't stop someone who really WANTS a fur coat or such from going to another city to buy it. THEREFOR in my view sort of a silly law in that it achieves NOTHING. the people that don't believe in wearing fur are already NOT going to be buying it, and this law ISN'T going to change the hearts and minds of the people who believe it is OK to use fur and leather.
  21. That, actually sounds like a perfectly reasonable way to deal with it, to be honest. I am not sure why that ISN'T how it is handled , already, to be honest.
  22. To be FAIR , though, @Alrexwolf, that situation isn't really JUST on 'pro-lifers'. Matter of fact, I am totally in favor of someone being able to decide to be sterilized if they feel that that is the best choice. I have no problem with preventing a pregnancy BEFORE one exists. I think , more to the point, Docs are AFRAID that if they allow a person to go through with something like that, and that individual later changes their mind, well... that they will be held liable. People sue over some pretty silly stuff AND it isn't difficult for me to imagine this from the Doc's perspective. I am not saying you are WRONG about it being a problem ( I very much believe that it is... if a person NEVER wants kids and KNOWS they NEVER, ever will, why can't they make that choice? Certainly I find that preferable to abortion if/when pregnancy results.), just that docs may have their ( not totally pro-life related...) reasons for taking the stand on it they do... unfortunate though that may be.
  23. This is what I thought , too. At the very least it isn't NEW and has been there since I have owned any vampires on my scroll.
  24. AND I think there really ISN'T an excuse for the situation you mention... where someone has literally NO idea how pregnancy even HAPPENS. Certainly not if they are an adult.
  25. At isn't a bad solution in my OWN opinion,BUT I feel like some folks on here are wanting something a bit more...permanent.