I know exactly what the Flame Whipper is now.

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Its Leopard Gecko! Leopard Gecko's can drop their tails when scared and it stays moving for 30 minutes after detaching!

 

And just look at this guy!

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And this guy!

 

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So, conclusively, the SOD own brand dragon is a Leopard Gecko with wings.

 

Cute, huh?

 

Just thought that was pretty cool bit of trivia.

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I have a dream, You are there

High above the clouds somewhere

  

Rain is falling from the sky, But it never touches you...

You're way up high

 

No more worries... No more fears

You have made them disappear

Sadness tried to steal the show
But now it feels like many years ago

And I...
I will be with you every step

Tonight
I found a friend in you
And I'll keep you close forever...

Come fly with me, 
Into a fantasy. 
Where you can be,
Whoever you want to be.
Come fly with me...!

We can fly all day long

Show me the world

Sing me a song

Tell me what the future holds

You and me will paint it all in gold!

And I...

I will believe your every word

Tonight

 

 

 

 

I have a friend in you

And I'll keep you close forever...

Come fly with me (oh-oh oh-oh)
Into a fantasy (oh-oh oh-oh)

 

Where you can be,

Whoever you want to be

 

Come fly with me

 

And oh, as time goes on, we grow.

In ways we'd never imagine...

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Subject? Oh, my hotburple sat on it :3

Aww that's so cute!! Thanks for the info! :D

~Infinity <3

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1. My viking

2. My Dragons

3. My backstory

4. Art Section!

5. Art made for meh

6. Fun things :P

7. Topaz (My Night Fury OC)

8. Expansions

 

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~ A Chief Protects His Own,

 

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My Viking:

 

Name: Infinity                                        

 

 

Age: 19                                    

 

 

Status: Multi-Dragon Trainer                 

 

 

Main Dragon: Giozzalth

 

(Silver Phantom)

 

 

Clan: Wulf Pack

 

 

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My Dragons

 

CrimsonWing-Female Flightmare (Lvl 13)

 

LightningNettle-Female Deadly Nadder (Lvl 11)

 

DiamondScale-Female Razorwhip (Lvl 28)

 

GalaxyTooth-Male Thunderdrum (Lvl 13)

 

NeonSpine-Male Eruptodon (Lvl 13)

 

CloudJumper-Male TITAN Stormcutter (Lvl 22)

 

SpiritClaw-Male Armorwing (Lvl 6)

 

AmberJaw-Male Deathsong (Lvl 13)

 

IcyWing-Male Groncicle (Lvl 11)

 

WildTail-Male Singetail (Lvl 12)

 

Essar-Male Sand Wraith (Lvl 14)

 

Toothless-Male Night Fury (Lvl 19)

 

CenninWing-Male Scuttleclaw (Lvl 10)

 

ChiorrithTalon-Male Smothering Smokebreath (Lvl 10)

 

EvylthFlare-Female Flamewhipper (Lvl 25)

 

Giozzalth-Male Silver Phantom (Lvl 18)

 

Tremere-Male Shivertooth (Lvl 10)

 

Neptune-Female Scauldron (Lvl 30)

 

Chardas- Male Hobblegrunt (Lvl 11)

 

Glacier- Female Snow Wraith (Lvl 10)

 

Saphira- Female Raincutter (Lvl 10)

 

Driller- Male Whispering Death (Lvl 10)

 

 

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My Backstory:

 

Many of my friends have really interesting backstories, whereas I was born on Berk. I always looked upto the professional dragon riders and dreamt about having my own dragons!

At the age of 6, I was given a flightmare egg for my birthday, and learnt to raise and ride her (I named her CrimsonWing). Although flightmares are supposed to be one of the most dangerous dragon species in the archipelago, I learnt to tame her and gain her trust. As long as I feed her and take her racing often, she protects me when I need it. Although, as I grew older, I realised that Crimson wasn't the fastest dragon ever. 

 

One day, Crimson and I were flying over one of our favourite spots; Glacier

Island when suddenly CrimsonWing heard a distant wailing noise. It didn't take long until I could hear it. She soared towards the imperfect melody and the sound grew louder. Crimson slowly descended and I dismounted her.

Cautiously, I shuffled towards the noise, and I dropped to the ground and

peered over a snow-covered rock. The sight which I saw was unexplainable.

In plain-sight, laid a wounded, yet powerful-looking Silver Phantom. They

were and still are known to be one of the biggest,  rarest, if not critically

endangered. Plus, no one on Berk had ever trained one. What should I do,

help it and ride it home, or run home for help? You know me, I tried to help

him and approched him. He was amazing, with his ocean-blue, silver and

moonlit purple colossal wings outstretched and his two ivory horns at the

apex of his head. Even looking at him, he looked like a zenith dragon. I told

him that everything was going to be okay (not like he could listen) and

tossed him a salmon from out of my backpack. I stretched my hand out,

closed my eyes and hoped he would trust me. I felt his smooth head against

my hand and I turned around. I exhaled in relief.

His beautiful, golden, amber eyes slowly blinked. Luckily, Gobber and I had

made a saddle in-case-of-emergency that fit all dragons. I slowly walked to

his back, applied the saddle and scratched his chin, reassuring him. That

night, I rode him home, with Crimson following. From that day onwards, he has been my best companion :)

 

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ART SECTION! <3 

 

 

---- Art By Others ----

 

(Sorry there's urr... quite a lot)

 

I honestly can't get over the cuteness of this AMAZING drawing of Giozzalth! By the incredibly talented ScarfyWings! :3

Thank you so, so much!

This amazing drawing of Infinity and Giozzalth! By the EXTREMELY TALENTED TosiLohi! :DD TYSM!!

AMAZING art of Giozzalth By dogloven! Thank you soooo much!! <3

Amazing picture of Infinity by the WONDERFULLLL ScarfyWings! :D

Another Amazing Piece Of Artwork By The Extremely Skilled BoomBox74! Thanks so much! <3

AMAZING artwork of Topaz by NeverendingSilverstorm! Thanks so much! :P

 

Wonderful GIF Of Giozzalth! (Picture: ScarfyWings) (GIF: mrizky2121) Thanks so much!!!

 

Some really amazing art made by the wonderful caterina_17! Thanks so much! Its gorgeous!

 

Amazing Art Of My Viking, Drawn By The SUPER Talented DuskDayBreak! TYSM!!

Amazing Easter art made by the amazingly talented Laykary!

 

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Welcome to this part of my siggy were I dedicate this

 

part to my Night Fury O.C ! (Topaz!)

 

 

This is Topaz: 

 

 

 

 

About her:

 

Name: Topaz

 

Age: 19 (like my viking)

 

Personality: Loyal, caring, powerful, agile, determined, curious,

daring, mischevious. 

 

Likes: Flying at maximum speeds, aerial acrobatics

 

Dislikes: Being stuck inside/not doing anything. 

 

 

 

 

 

Expansions completed:

 

♦ My favourite would have to be Return To Dragon Island ♦

 

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Yup!

lol, I remember when the Flame Whipper came out and I mentioned on a name thread that it was a cross between a leopard gecko and an Amazonian poison dart frog, and I think that first leopard gecko picture you have there is the exact picture I used! XD

 

But yup, you're right, it's part leopard gecko! It's tail and ability to walk on walls and ceilings is entirely inspired by that. As for the Amazonian dart frog, another source of inspiration for this amazing dragon, here's a picture of that animal:

 

http://www.activewild.com/wp-content/uploads/2015/07/Poison-Dart-Frog.jpg

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Soon her ice dragon would come for her, and she would ride on its back to the land of always-winter.

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...is not just fiction.

 

 

 

In-Game Dragons

 

Strike Class

Winterwind: female Woolly Howl (main dragon)

Dasher: male Woolly Howl (Snoggletog Wraith stand-in; main Christmas dragon)

Avalanche: female Snow Wraith (2nd main racing dragon)

Abominable: male Titan Wing Snow Wraith (3rd main racing dragon)

Icebones (in-game name Stormblaze): male Skrill

Galewing: female Titan Wing Skrill

 

Boulder Class

Icevein: male Groncicle (2nd main dragon)

Hoarfrost: male Groncicle (Icevein's father)

Permafrost: female Groncicle (Icevein's mother)

Crystal (in-game name Krystal): female Groncicle (Icevein's sister)

Snowblast: male Groncicle (Icevein's brother)

Firn: female Groncicle (Icevein's sister)

Coldnip: male Groncicle (Frozen Groncicle stand-in)

Stonemaw (in-game name Boulderdash): male Gronckle

Fireball: female Titan Wing Gronckle

Ironmaid (in-game name Honormaid): female Hotburple

Boulderdash (in-game name Stonemaw): male Catastrophic Quaken

Redwolf: male Grapple Grounder

Meteorblast: male Eruptodon

Sawblade (in-game name Sawtooth): male Whispering Death

Bramble: female Titan Wing Whispering Death

Furious: male Screaming Death

Merciless: female Titan Wing Screaming Death

Gemtooth: female Snafflefang

Charity: female Shovelhelm

Stonefist: male Thunderpede

 

Stoker Class

Sparrow: female Terrible Terror (3rd main dragon)

Van (in-game name Carsten): male Titan Wing Terrible Terror

Legacy: female Silver Phantom

Eclipse: female Night Terror

Brightsoul: male Singetail

Scout: female Flame Whipper

Firegale: female Monstrous Nightmare

Ridgeback: male Titan Wing Monstrous Nightmare

Lionheart: male Moldruffle

Sunheart: female Fireworm Queen

Cyclone: male Typhoomerang

Fireflight: female Hobblegrunt (Threadtail stand-in)

 

Sharp Class

Frostclaws: male Shivertooth (main racing dragon)

Solstice: female Shivertooth (4th main racing dragon)

Thistle: female Prickleboggle (main battle dragon; tiny Prickleboggle stand-in)

Oakthorn (in-game name Oakclaw): male Timberjack

Fleetsteps: male Speed Stinger

Spitfire: male Scuttleclaw

Jadeheart: female Titan Wing Scuttleclaw

Silvershard: female Razorwhip

Swiftslice (in-game name Whiplash): male Titan Wing Razorwhip

Windrider: female Stormcutter

Owleyes: male Titan Wing Stormcutter

Rainshed: female Raincutter

Shadowhunter: male Devilish Dervish

 

Tracker Class

Brightclaw: female Deadly Nadder (starter dragon)

Horntail: male Titan Wing Deadly Nadder

Echo: female Mudraker

Bullheart: male Rumblehorn

 

Tidal Class

Splashwing: female Sliquifier

Seacry: female Thunderdrum

Darkbreather: male Titan Wing Thunderdrum

Fjord (in-game name Duststorm): male Sand Wraith

Shorewind: female Titan Wing Sand Wraith

Sparky (in-game name Zipzap): male Shockjaw

Wavedancer: female Tide Glider

Riptide: male Scauldron

Freyasfang: female Windwalker

 

Mystery Class

Professor: male Flightmare (main Halloween dragon)

Aurora: female Titan Wing Flightmare

Sneak, Snip, Snap & Trap: male Snaptrapper (Leafy Snaptrapper stand-in)

Scourge: female Boneknapper

Wishbone: male Titan Wing Boneknapper

Nightingale: female Sithersong

Doomfang: male Death Song

Evermore: male Tiny Tooth Death Song

Bandit (in-game Swordtail): male Armorwing

Flower: female Changewing

Double & Trouble: female Hideous Zippleback

Short & Snout: male Titan Wing Hideous Zippleback

Honey: female Sweet Death

Fortitude: male Buffalord

Mistwalker: female Smothering Smokebreath

 

 

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Icevein

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Ylva Norling

Pickle

Yarrow

Norbert Haugen

Frostclaws

Thistle

Carsten

Avalanche

Dasher

Coldnip

The King

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The Wolf and the Howl: The Song of Death

The Wolf and the Howl: The Dragon at Dreadfall

The Wolf and the Howl: Dragon Sledding

The Wolf and the Howl: A Winter's Ride

The Wolf and the Howl: Matchmaker

The Wolf and the Howl: The Mysterious Chicken Caper

The Wolf and the Howl: Terror Loose on Dreadfall

 

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[She] liked winter best of all, for when the world grew cold, the ice dragon came.

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Ice Dragon from the How to Train Your Dragon Book Series: The Doomfang

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And only a Winter Child, and the ice dragon who loved her, could save her world from utter destruction.

~George R. R. Martin, The Ice Dragon

 

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I call them geckos too lol.

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Aunrey

 

Age: 16

Gender: Feminine

Rank: Dragon Trainer

Personality: Timid, intentionally lonely

Dragon partner(s): Flier, Murrdaih, Jet

Clan: Guardians of Pure Hearts

 

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Askar

 

Age: 15

Gender: Feminine

Species: Night Fury

Personality: Adventurous, docile

Human partner: None

 

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Huris

 

Age: 23

Gender: Feminine

Personality: Aggressive, loyal

Species: ???

Human partner: None

 

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Glacial

 

Age: 12

Gender: Masculine

Species: Ice Crusher

Personality: Impish, jolly

Human partner: Aunrey (carer)

 

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Brodie

 

Age: 14

Gender: Feminine

Species: Wolf-like creature of no known name

Personality: Humorous, fun, curious

 

For me? :O

 

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To this day

Written by Shane Koyczan

 

I'm not the only kid who grew up this way

Surrounded by people who used to say that rhyme, about sticks and stones

As if broken bones hurt more than the names we got called and we got called them all

So we grew up believing no one would ever fall in love with us

That we'd be lonely, forever...

That we'd never meet someone to make us feel like the sun was something they built for us in their tool shed So broken heart strings bled the blues As we tried to empty ourselves so we would feel nothing.

Don't tell me that hurts less than a broken bone.

That an ingrown life is something surgeons can cut away

That there's no way for it to metastasize It does

 

She was eight years old

Our first day of grade three when she got called ugly

We both got moved to the back of the class so we would stop getting bombarded by spit balls

But the school halls were a battleground we found ourselves outnumbered day after day

We used to stay inside for recess Because outside was worse

Outside we'd have to rehearse running away or learn to stay still like statues giving no clues that we were there In grade five they taped a sign to the front of her desk that read "Beware Of Dog"

To this day despite a loving husband, she doesn't think she's beautiful

Because of a birthmark that takes up a little less than half of her face...

Kids used to say she looks like a wrong answer that someone tried to erase but couldn't quite get the job done And they'll never understand that she's raising two kids whose definition of beauty begins with the word mom! Because they see her heart before they see her skin, because she's only ever always been amazing!

He...

 

...was a broken branch grafted onto a different family tree...

Adopted...

But not because his parents opted for a different destiny...

He was three when he became a mixed drink of one part left alone, and two parts tragedy

Started therapy in 8th grade

Had a personality made up of tests and pills

Lived like the uphills were mountains and the downhills were cliffs

Four fifths suicidal a tidal wave of anti depressants depressants and an adolescence of being called popper

One part because of the pills, ninety nine parts because of the cruelty.

He tried to kill himself in grade ten when a kid who could still go home to mom and dad had the audacity to tell him "Get over it."

As if depression is something that can be remedied by any of the contents found in a first aid kit.

To this day he is a stick of TNT lift from both ends.

Could describe you in detail the way the sky bends in the moments before it's about to fall

And despite an army of friends who all call him an inspiration

He remains a conversation piece between people who can't understand that sometimes, becoming drug free Has less to do with addiction and more to do with sanity!

 

We weren't the only kids who grew up this way...

To this day kids are still being called names.

The classics were "Hey stupid" "Hey spaz"

Seems like every school has an arsenal of names getting updated every year

And if a kid breaks in a school and no one around chooses to hear do they make a sound?

Are they just the background noise Of a soundtrack stuck on repeat When people say things like

Kids can be cruel?

Every school was a big top circus tent

And the pecking order went from acrobats to lion tamers from clowns to carnies

All of these were miles ahead of who we were we were freaks..

Lobster claw boys and bearded ladies

Oddities

Juggling

Depression

And loneliness

Playing solitaire, spin the bottle,

Trying to kiss the wounded parts of ourselves and heal

But at night! While the others slept, we kept walking the tightrope

It was practice and yes some of us fell

But I wanna tell them that all of this,

Is just debris...

Leftover when we finally decide to smash all the things we thought we used to be

And if you can't see anything beautiful about yourself get a better mirror!

Look a little closer!

STARE A LITTLE LONGER!!

Because there's something inside you that made you keep trying despite everyone who told you to quit.

You built a cast around your broken heart and signed it yourself, you signed it

"THEY WERE WRONG!!!"

 

Because maybe you didn't belong to a group or a cliche

Maybe they decided to pick you last for basketball or everything

Maybe you used to bring bruises and broken teeth to show and tell but never told

Because how can you hold your ground if everyone around you wants to better you beneath it

You have to BELIEVE THAT THEY WERE WRONG!!

 

They have to be wrong...

Why else would we still be here?

We grew up learning to cheer on the underdog because we see ourselves in them

We stem from a root planted in the belief that we are not what we were called

We are not abandoned cars stalled out and sitting empty on some highway

And if in some way we are don't worry

We only got out to walk and get gas

We are graduating members from the class of we made it

Not the faded echoes of voices crying out names will never hurt me

Of course... They did...

But our lives will only ever always continue to be a balancing act that has less to do with pain

And more to do with beauty...

 

 

 

 

 

 

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AHAH! Thats awesome!

AHAH! Thats awesome!

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Lol, idk I just felt like it.

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Geck the geck

Yup! I actually have a leopard gecko, and the tail is absolutely the same. In fact, first thing I thought when I saw the Flame Whipper was "LEO DRAGON! I must get one." Unfortunately I am a poor so that will have to wait. (I have a baby whispering death with no place to live, RIP)

(my snoot, Lily)

 

But actually the climbing thing isn't from leopard geckos! While many geckos have large toes with thousands of tiny hooks on them for gripping onto smooth surfaces, leos like Lily here only have the one claw per foot - actually, their toes look a lot like a night fury's! They don't have to climb over more than rocks in their natural habitat of dry, compact grasslands in Afghanistan and Pakistan, so there's no need for really amazing climbing feats. For comparison a day gecko has feet like this:

 

Which seems to be what the Flame Whipper has. So in recap, it's the coloring of a poison dart frog but the face and body are of any gecko, with the tail being leopard gecko (or fattail, an african gecko with an even bigger tail) and the feet belonging to an arborial gecko.

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Liljatyna the albino flame whipper, my main dragon, inspired by my gecko.

Lilja by the great Arrowalker

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Kas by Redwind

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Wow, amazing detail in the

Wow, amazing detail in the research there.

 

Kudos.

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Oh no, I didn't research for

Oh no, I didn't research for this. It's just important to learn about an animal before you try to provide a home for it, or you could get them sick. And along the way, you pick up some info about related animals and their care.

 

(also edit: one claw per toe, not foot. Oops)

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psh

sorry, double post glitch

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Lizards, amphibians and book dragons

I also saw the gecko resemblance and that's why I love this dragon. When I was 10 I researched several animal species including the poison dart frog, so the Flame Whipper's typical colours reminded me of it, and both creatures are poisonous too.

 

Besides this it reminded me of a dragon from the Hiccup books. At first I couldn't think of which one, but while flipping through The Incomplete Book of Dragons I noticed its resemblance to the Stink Dragon! It has the stripes, bright colours, similar head and nubby horns.

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Critical thinker; artistic; patient; obsessive over things he loves; absent-minded

Expansions completed:

Icestorm quest Deathsong quest  Battle quest  Rtdi icon  Tsol icon 2 

 

Sparkflare

Female, age 50

Found on Dragon Island July 18, 2013

Cheerful; ferocious in battle; easily distracted; excitable; reckless flyer

 

Streamglide

Male, age 3!

Rescued from hunters July 23, 2016

Caring & comforting; rescues other dragons; brave; stealthy; nimble

 

Globstract                                  Flingshot  

Female, age 2 ¾                              Male, age 12    

Level 30                                       Level 29

Adopted Nov 11, 2016                 Bonded Feb 12, 2017 

      Reclusive; disobedient;                     Sociable; co-operative; curious;

showy; artistic; cheeky                            lively; protective of me

 

 

Gargle

Age 15

Persistent & focused; mature; outgoing; confident; short-tempered

 

Bulkshield

Male, age 3

Hatched Jan 1, 2015

Friendly; stubborn & determined; moody; relies on brute strength; heroic

 

Brightslime

Female, baby

Level 8

Adopted June 11, 2017

Adventurous, likeable, observant, has quick reflexes, poisonous

 

 

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1. Globstract    -  1134

2. Streamglide -  1088

3. Sparkflare    -  1026

4. Bulkshield    -    859

5. Flingshot      -    573

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Wowza! Awesome.

Wowza! Awesome.

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Wow, nice catch there! I

Wow, nice catch there! I guess "stink dragon" didn't sound cool enough for a name in SoD, so they had to change it. I love to see more of the source material being used though!

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The similarity is coincidental

Well I'm certainly not saying it was based on the Stink Dragon, just that it reminded me of it. This species from the books is meant to be like a skunk (the smelly spray comes from its mouth instead) with orange and black stripes to warn others. When I get a Flame Whipper I may give her similar colours just to enhance the comparison. What can I say, I'm forever a Hiccup book fan!

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tbh

I live in a place where there are wayyyyy too many geckos. Gecko poop galore, if you don't know what it smells like, then you have been spared. 

 

the flipping second I saw the flame whipper I decided SoD lost it xD. When they actually made the flame whipper lose their tails when threatened, I really thought SoD had lost it. Here's my idea:

 

SoD dev 1: We need a new dragon for Secret of the Leviathan!

 

SoD dev 2: uh, let's ask Siri!

 

SoD dev 1: (asks siri) Siri, what kind of dragon would you suggest for school of dragons?

 

Siri: I do not know. I heard about a weird animal yesterday, though. It looks like a dragon. They live in hawaii. They look like dragons. They are called geckos.

 

SoD dev 2: OMG thank you siri, just what we needed!!1!1!1

 

LATER

 

SoD dev 1 and 2: (Types into google) turbosquid (Goes to the turbosquid website) (Types into turbosquid search menu) 'gecko' (Clicks on some free 3d gecko model for blender or some cheap program idk) 

 

(Types into turbosquid) 3d model of dragon wings (clicks on some cheap free dragon wing model for blender) (goes into blender and pastes the dragon wings onto the gecko)

 

(types into google) 'dragon name generator' (goes into the name generator and clicks the button) CLICK (scrolls through the names and finds Flame) (quietly listens to their rude neighbors playing music at 10 at night as Watch me Whip comes onto the radio) (Gets brilliant idea to name the dragon the FLAME WHIPPAH)

 

And that's the true story of how the flame whipper came to be.

 

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I used to live on Guam and

I used to live on Guam and let me tell you, Hawai'i is not the only place where geckos are everywhere. I've woken up with a warm tiny body on my face or had to clutch at my pants to keep one running up my leg more times than I can count. Still love them, though. Plus they eat the really annoying insects!

 

(I'm pretty partial to reptiles though, so it's ok if you don't feel the same way about gecks)