Drankgon Tales

DGT#34: The Dragon Dance

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Dragon Dance is a form of traditional dance and performance in Chinese culture. Like the lion dance, it is most often seen in festive celebrations. The dance is performed by a team of dancers who manipulate a long flexible figure of a dragon using poles positioned at regular intervals along the length of the dragon. The dance team simulates the imagined movements in a sinuous, undulating manner. Very sensual. The dragon dance is often performed during Chinese New Year. Chinese dragons are a symbol of China, and they are believed to bring good luck to people. Therefore, the longer the dragon in the dance, the more luck...

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DGT#33: The Christmas Dragon

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What do you mean you have never heard of the Christmas Dragon?! Admittedly, neither had I until I googled "Christmas Dragon" and came across this gem. All I can say is wow. I cannot believe this is actually a movie that was made in 2014. It even won an award: "Best makeup," in the category of "Filmed in Utah" 2015 Awards. Congrats, I think? I didn't even know such a category existed, but apparently the Utah Film Awards is a thing. Here is a description of this illustrious awards program:  The Utah Film Awards competition seeks to discover outstanding work in film...

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DGT #32: The Two-Headed Dragon in Willow (Eborsisk)

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"An Eborsisk, by the gods! Kill it! Forget the man! Slay the beast before it breathes!"  —General Kael, in Willow, the novel Willow is an amazing movie from 1988 that was written by George Lucas. Val Kilmer was in this movie. Seriously, it's a gem if you haven't seen it, and it was one of my favorite movies as a kid. The two-headed dragon-creature from this movie terrified me. Looking back at this photo, I can still see why. Apparently, the dragon's name was Eborsisk, which is lamely a reference to the movie critics Roger Ebert and Gene Siskel.  Word from director...

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DGT #31: The Thanksgiving Dragon (Dragon City)

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    Happy Thanksgiving, everyone! Team Drankgon is thankful for dragons (of course) and all of you. It has been a great first year for our business, and we could not have done it without all of you. Today's Drankgon Tale is the Thanksgiving Dragon from the popular game/app/whatever Dragon City.  This dragon is one of the first habitants of the magical Dragon Islands in the game. It's known for its humble and grateful nature and has an incredible fondness towards oven-cooked turkey! Just look at it's beautiful transition from an egg with a hat and suit to a super cute baby dragon to...

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DGT #30: Shenron (DragonBall Z)

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Shenron (i.e., "Divine Dragon" or "Dragon God") is a magical dragon from Dragon Ball Z and its various spinoffs. He is named after the spiritual dragon of the same name in Chinese mythology, known as the master of storms and a bringer of rain. Shenron can be summoned by gathering all seven of the Dragon Balls of Earth. He dwells in the fiery center of the Earth's core when the Dragon Balls are not being used. Whenever the Dragon Calls are collected and he is called, he will arrive to bestow any wish as long as it does not exceed the power of...

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