Karl, Charlie, Carlos, it all depends on how close we are/how pissed you're with me. I also answer if you wave food in my direction.
Warning: This is not a spoiler free zone, about anything.
but imagine if we had tiny little dragons
the size of puppies
and they would go wherever we went sitting on our shoulders and hissing at everyone who tried to touch you because you’re their most special thing in the universe and they are so tiny it’s ridiculously cute
the fact that this post has more notes than i ever expected makes me really glad
So, let me tell you about Discworld’s own Lady Sybil Deidre Olgivanna Vimes (née Ramkin), Duchess of Ankh, and the Lady Ramkin’s Dragon Sanctuary (also known as the Sunshine Sanctuary for Sick Dragons), home to all Swamp Dragons in need, because I think you’re gonna like it.
A Swamp Dragon (Draco vulgaris) is small, fly badly and tend to explode, due to the generation of various flammable gases in their internal plumbing. Their eggs are badly constructed, and so are they, being disastrously ill-equipped for life; the wings are usually decorative, so they are mainly flightless, except in a snowstorm or any kind of storm. They are also constatly sick. Swamp dragons are inexplicably popular as pets, and there are a number of different breeds. They will eat and drink anything that can be used as or converted to fuel for fire-breathing (and as such are fond of coal and fuel oil).
There is a trend among nobles and other rich people to keep swamp dragons as pets. There’s “breeders associations”, competitions and judging.
Unfortunely, there are always owners who throw out their swamp dragons, so Lady Sybil always rush to aid Dragons in need, and the sanctuary houses abandoned and sick swamp dragons.
A male Swamp Dragon is called a pewmet between hatching and eight months, a cock between eight and fourteen months, a snood between fourteen months and two years, and a cobb between two years and death. A female Swamp Dragon is called a hen until her third clutch, and a dam thereafter. A dead Swamp Dragon of either sex is called a crater. A group of swamp dragons is called either a slump or an embarrassment. During mating season, male Swamp Dragons will compete when they see each other by attempting to inflate themselves as large as possible (hopefully without exploding). Because of this, dragon owners are discouraged from keeping mirrors.
Remember kids, a Swamp Dragon is not just for Hogswatch, it is for life… its life at least, until it explodes.
Apparently Brigadier Lethbridge-Stewart exists in the Marvel universe. And he’s blond.
Seems Chris Claremont’s a Whovian- and the Brig is simply too awesome for one universe to hold him. Benton, meanwhile, is Benton no matter what universe he’s in.
[Uncanny X-Men #218]