I have always had a thing for dragons. Ever since I read the Hobbit (as a child) I had a fascination for them. Then came the doodles. My school books were full of cute little, smokey dragons surrounded by dwarven runes. I even taught my friend the runes so we could write notes in class (and not have anyone else be able to read them). But there was a problem. I tried to draw nasty, blood-thirsty dragons fit to give me nightmares but they but they always ended up looking cute. I tried. I failed.
When I Dungeon Mastered my D&D world in the 80s, I had a whole clandestine world of dragons. Occasionally one would take human form and wreck havoc on the world (more along the lines of practical jokes, embarrassing the lesser species and manipulating governments.
A friend was the first to give me a ‘pinch pot’ dragon - ‘to start my collection’. It grew from there. Then there was a small, pewter dragon to start my D&D miniature collection…
Over the years the collection grew. My daughter even finds stuffed toy dragons in opshops for me.
I even scored a remote control dragon for one of my birthday presents.
For those of you, dear Readers, who also love dragons, I have a Ancient Dragon design in my Roleplayer series on Red Bubble.
My most recent score was a set of dragons in my favourite colours – a birthday present from some friends. The collection just keeps growing; there are many other dragons secreted about the house (and garden).
So beware, he who enters. Here be dragons.
Here be Dragons