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  1. Just put my vampires in the queue and got: Who would write something like that? If you don't like hommage names/descriptions - fine, if you don't like the writing - fine, if there's something wrong - point it out and don't accept. I could easily live with 'Not my cup of tea' or something but this seems somehow mean-spirited and while I'm an adult and can deal with that there are a lot of children/teenagers playing who might be hurt by some comment like this And it's probably the same person who pointed out 'Childer' as wrong. Dear commenter, childer is an old-fashioned word for children (still used in a couple of dialects today) and is sometimes used to refer to the whole of a vampire's offspring (a Sire and his Childer) and was therefore used consciously.
  2. That was kind of the point - or to quote Calvin 'I like to make everyone's day a little bit more surreal' Duck
  3. goose *All my dragons are named after cutlery - no really, I like it that way.*
  4. Herk

    A Wrinkle in Time

    I just bought a set of the 5 books and read them and while I loved the first one I think the rest were just OK with book 5 and Polly being my second favourite one. I think the author misses the opportunity to show any kind of development of the characters as the things that happened in the other books are hardly ever referred to. This is especially clear with the book about the twins, which was written as the 4th but takes place before the 3rd. The twins disbelieve/disinterest in book 3 is a bit hard to believe if you know they've been with Noah. Yeah-yeah I know, children's book. Still if she wants to make it a series she should make it a series otherwise she could tell us stories about other children of other families. I'm also a bit worried about the whole mega-religiousness (which is fine when she wrote it in the late 60's but seems a bit weird in the books from the 80's) and ultra-conservative tone (change =bad/evil). I think fantasy books should be about the story and not about shoving the author's values down the reader's throat. But I had that same problem with Phil Pullman's books. So all in all OK but far from my favourites.
  5. Wings with Ridges - sound like a warning label ^^
  6. Wow you got a couple of really funny ones Eagles Love Lions Brony (because it explains Glinda) (Puffalon was my baby speak for Luftballon =balloon) Oopps ninja'd @DragonEagle: Whoops' Sorry Lady
  7. Oh god - I love all the Buffy ones ^^ I only got to the block of silvers before my eyes went blurry but my favourite so far was: Who Died And Made You Elvis
  8. Those sound like comments to another description - weird
  9. First I wanted to go for the Ice 'Never Eat Yellow Snow' But then I found a vamp named 'Smoochie Pie Cutie' All my dragons are named but most of them rather conservative but maybe you find a funny one or two...
  10. Oh remember the sweet times before the lineage view page, when you had to click manually trough mothers and fathers to find out if your babies were inbred... Back then I didn't care at all. I started to care when I got more active in the forum and trading and gifting and people seemed to hate them, but I would NEVER kill a dragon (except in trying to get a zombie/neglegted/vampire). Nowadays all my Inbreds have the suffix Inbred to avoid accidental breeding (and I let a few go to the wilderness) but I wouldn't mind breeding them, if someone would want the offspring. Since my scroll is more or less complete when it comes to species (d*** you elusive GoN's and ND's) I know tend to look for pretty lineages and I toss almost everything back into the AP if it isn't CB, EG or a really pretty stair, inbreeding has little influence on that.
  11. Love the easter/hat description FieryIsis. And I really can't see a problem with a parade, even if no one in the Middle Ages ever did something like a parade - it's people/dragons walking around in a long row being smug about something they achieved I can't see how that disturbs the setting And I'm pretty sure there were religious processions and funeral corteges in addition to military parades, so no worries.
  12. My first frozen was a Green dragon about a year after I first joined. I never had anything against freezing and I wanted a complete scroll with all the pictures, so of course I wanted to collect frozens of each species. I only started so late because I wanted an adult first and only froze seconds of a breed. Back then there was no lineage view and I probably froze some pretty lineages and let the Inbred grow up because I got it first but hindsights 20-20 and all that
  13. Thanks kabocha for gifting me my first CB Goldwyvern egg, when they first came out and I could seem to neither catch nor trade for one. And I think katfur isn't active anymore but I will always be grateful for her gifting me my first green stripe in the days before teleport. Iside and shadesofchaos for helping me out with gifts for my lineages. Dracaena for an awesome EG 6 gift and all in all awesome trading. moensli and xaesha for great tradings and unexpected dino gifts. Everyone out there who traded with me, was polite and kept their IOU's. Lagie for her great work with the description thread. Socks and the other description mods for their awesome work. darkflowernightshade, wortgewaltig and the other newbie gifting mods for an awesome job. Everyone who does his/her best to leave constructive criticism with the descriptions and all the people who take the time to sweeten an accept with a smilie or short comment. The mods, spriters and TJ for making this such a great site of course. I hope I haven't forgotten someone, but if I did rest assured it's only because I have to clean my inbox regularly and sometimes names get lost that way not because I'm ot grateful.
  14. Got the following: Reject: Accept: Accept: Wow, I love it! There's an extra space after "remind", though. Accept: Accept: RIP Pear Fall! I love the comments and now I will lose them because I want to get rid of the typo AARGH! I hate people rejecting without commenting > Thanks to everyone who takes the time to write a short comment - it always makes my day Re-submitted after getting rid of that offending double space and got this: Accept: aww thats so sad im gonna go cry now but good description
  15. Hey ruins - the comment was mine I really liked the description as a whole and didn't want to dishearten you (I would have written that, too if the comments allowed more words) The fact is just, that the description rules state not to overpower it and the thread that gives you tips says that you shouldn't use greatest/best or any such superlatives without some kind of limitation (of her clan for example) as a rule of thumb. I tried to give a constructive way around that restriction not to put you down, sorry
  16. I joined August (11th according to my precious first dragon) 2008 and of course I can't find my validation e-mail anymore But I found WraithZephyr's tutorial and found this number: 60747
  17. Finished - yay! Thanks all you wonderful spriters and happy Easter ==:-3
  18. Just caught this Which I love to bits since it will be the perfect mate for her <3 Thanks dear breeder
  19. got: Accept: Accept: Could be longer, but APPROVED. Accept: Accept: This description is 800/1000 allowed signs long - I swear sometimes commentors try to mess with my head.
  20. 3rd annual easter egg hunt - I was really looking forward to this and I'm enjoying myself immensly. The eggs are gorgeous (as always) but I must say that whover did the band that separates this year's eggs from last year's really outdid her/himself Also this is a great opportunity to review descriptions while waiting for the next egg to appear