Surviving with No Membership: A(n Overdramatic) Guide

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If you were to compare me to my brother, you would find a few glaring differences. One of which is the number of dragons we have. 
See, when we were much younger, my brother pestered my mom for a membership. He maintained this membership for a decent amount of time and amassed over 200 dragons. He does not have that membership today, because my mom got sick of paying for a game that he didn't even play. 
He still has Toothless, though. Gotta love that grandfather-clause, right? 
Anyway, now he has well over 200 dragons, while I have 17 at the time of my posting this. He has so many dragons that he can actually have Titan dragons... using Titan Runes. Can you imagine? 
So, as a child raised on table scraps, I'm here to share the best way to take advantage of what the game gives you. Take what you will. 
 
A forewarning: my sense of humor can be a little strange to some. Read on with an open mind. 
 
 
Overture: Acknowledge your position in this world.
You are the underdog. You move with the tides as they shift, ever turbulent, just trying to survive in this world. It is harsh. And all you have is your small glimmer of hope, of becoming someone who is known and feared in this literal children's game. I understand. Our lives lead in similar directions, and I will be your guide to the path of enlightenment. 
You will not complain about the gems you cannot buy. You will not compare yourself to the people who purchase memberships and support this game financially so that it may continue to run. You will grit your teeth, and you will build your foundations from the bottom up. You will take your birthright by force. 
 
Act 1: Your story begins. 
Scene 1: Your starter dragons. 
These first two gifts will be vital tools on your path to righteousness. 
The first dragon you receive is known as your secondary starter dragon, for reasons I refuse to understand. They will be an adult. The dragon that you are given will be important to your first steps in this game. 
If you received a Rumblehorn, postpone your dreams of racing. Yours is a slow path, but inevitably it is a promising one. The Rumblehorn will guide you to a future of Titans. 
If a Shockjaw was bestowed upon you, perhaps you may race. But know that yours is a challenging path. It may be wise to wait. 
If the Flightmare has bonded with you, then racing may be in your future. Your glimmer of hope is shining brighter. 
With the Sand Wraith, you are soaring. You are the sun. You have been gifted with perhaps the loveliest of gifts. Give thanks to your Hamingja and to Odin. This dragon of the tides will surely help you thrive in the coming future.  
For your primary starter, if you have already made your choice, it is no matter. In the coming days,  you need not worry about this decision. All of the primary starters, in due time, will be available to you for gold: a commodity that you will drain to its final drop in your efforts to claw your way to this mountain's summit. 
The most expensive of these dragons are the Monstrous Nightmare and the Deadly Nadder. But the value of the Nadder will be more extraordinary to you in your pursuit of Titan Runes. 
The path that I pursue is a difficult one. I strive to hatch only one of each unique dragon. This is not a cross that you must carry, but you might find it harder to remember the names of your dragons otherwise. The faces of the ones you love. Those who have supported you so far and will continue until the day they breathe their last breath. 
Or perhaps this is only a fear of mine? 
I digress. Do not worry about purchasing eggs from the store. No, be patient. Good things will come with time, and with any luck, they will come cheaper. 
 
Scene 2: The exposition. 
You have two faithful dragon companions at your side. You haven't the room for much more, for now, but it matters little. Your heart, as well as your stables, will grow in time. Have you written the story? Do you know who you are yet, or who you plan to become? Your pages long for ink. Promise them your future. 
You will press forward and complete every menial task that is asked of you. Every piece of gold whispers, and as their quantity increases, so does the volume of their song. Soon your pockets will be lined with the fruits of your labor. 
As you pass through the overworld, you may encounter chests. They will ask for your wealth. Only listen to their pleas if what they request is gold. Always be thankful for what you receive, from the simple boot to the dragon egg. 
Inevitably, you will find yourself in the dark depths. The darkness is your friend today. She will guide your hand towards an essential addition to your team: the Whispering Death. They share the same teeth. Her smile is unnerving as it is beautiful. 
How many quests have you completed? Have you attained enough Ultimate Dragon Trainer points to be rewarded with a Boulder Stable? This is the only one you will gain in this way. Be grateful, say thank you. 
Once you have your Whispering Death, take your time to raise them. Complete all of your other quests. Work until there is nothing left to be done, or until you have raised them until they are an adult. The next step of your journey is about to begin. 
 
Act 2: Rising action. 
Scene 1: Battle events. 
Your Whispering Death is your faithful partner in this dance of flint and fire. What did you name them? Have you told them of the glories they will seize? Did you give them soft reassurances, pressing your hand to their head until they were at ease? You should treat your loved ones with care. 
Their soul mother, the darkness, is on your side when you approach the hull of the ship. You wait patiently for your siege to begin. Your brothers and sisters at the School surround you. They are buzzing with the same anticipation you are. 
All at once, you launch your attack, firing shot after shot until none remain, before doubling back, only to surge in again after your brief bath in the tall, golden beacons of light that shine above the firepits, your dragon revitalized. 
Do not be afraid to use your brothers and sisters as shields so that you may fight for longer. They will not notice. The hum of adrenaline in their ears is louder than you. It is louder than tinnitus that screams in your head in the contrasting silence that will follow the fight. You are all struggling for the same prize: gems. 
You will not get them every time. But you watch the sun and the shadows, and you fight in every raid you have time for. In time, it builds up, just as it does whenever you wake up every morning and greet the day. Even five minutes is enough time to take to amass your small fortune. 
When the ship sinks, you do not open the bounties of your struggle right away. You step back. You close your eyes, and the people around you fade. They are no longer there. When you open your eyes again, the faces around you are different. A new ship is there. 
You may not win this battle. But you must always fight it. Every scrap of experience will count, and every chest you reap from the splintering boards will testify your glory. 
Once your second battle is decided, you may breathe. You may open your gifts. Remember to be polite. It matters not if you have one or one-hundred Friendship Arches. Each is a statement of your efforts. They are badges that you will wear with pride. 
As you count your gems again, whether or not the quantity has changed, you will mull over your list of priorities in your head. 
The advanced fishing rod will make your life so much easier. And you heard whispers on the wind that your first Mystery stable holds a gift for you. But after that? 
You itch for new dragons. Perhaps already you have completed the Battle for the Edge. Some may say you are writing your story out of order, but in the end, it is we who forge our paths. The Armor Wing dragon in your fleet has made itself comfortable in your stables. They work hard with your other dragons who go off on missions, reaping in coins and valor. But you need more. 
 
Scene 2: Time moves forward. 
You cobbled together the gems to go on your next adventure. Perhaps you felt guilty for working out of order, and you started at Icestorm Island. Or maybe you wanted to feel adrenaline differently, and you answered the Call of the Death Song, knowing that soon after you would have a Razorwhip at your side, to race towards the golden gleam of fame. Maybe you didn't make either of these choices, to start. 
At this point in your story, your life is in many shades of charcoal and ink. Your narrative is vibrant. What did you name each friend that you made? How did they make you feel when you felt their scales for the first time? Have you painted them in the colors of victory? 
You have played the game of life patiently. You have tirelessly sent your dragons, trained well beyond their years, to collect Titan Runes. Who has been your most reliable team? Were you they with humble beginnings, who sent their Nadder, Razorwhip, and Rumblehorn to amass runes, possibly sacrificing the swiftest racing dragon in your collection? Or perhaps you were they with lesser luck and so sacrificed battle events so that your loyal, gorgeous child of the night, the Whispering Death, could trail after the Singetail and the Flame Whipper in the same pursuit? Your sacrifice is valiant. Perhaps in time, it will pay off. 
And so you play the waiting game. You remember the joy you feel when your first fleet returns victorious. It hardly matters that this is the first rune of the fifty needed to raise your first dragon up to the glory it deserves. You are happy to be making progress. By now, it has become an instinct to give thanks. You feel no need to fight this instinct. It has only served you well in the uphill battle you began so long ago. 
 
Interlude: Biding your time. 
Perhaps in the time that you have spent building the foundations to becoming somebody, you have grown bored of monotony. This is understandable, and people will not care as much as you might think if perhaps you go and do something else in the meantime. 
If you, however, are the type to embrace and welcome monotony, there are many more menial tasks you can attend to. 
Have you toiled in the fields, planting crops beyond what you were told to? Perhaps you should work to gain mastery over this craft. Keep an eye on the movement of the shadows throughout the day, however. Your crops are unforgivingly short-lived and will falter if you do. 
Maybe you should make your living through fishing. You have found the niches of the Wilderness that are plentiful in eels and in salmon respectively. You find yourself spending your idle time there. You have it down to a science. Hum a tune to yourself as you let yourself fade into the background noise for a while. It is good to sit and think, sometimes. 
If anything, though, you itch for the fame that comes with racing. You have been practicing on your own racing on all of your different dragons. You know these tracks better than you know your childhood home. You have found which corners to cut and which shortcuts to take. You have decided which dragon is your favorite to race with. 
You are ready to begin your ascent. 
 
Act 3: A new mountain. 
Scene 1: Attaining trophies. 
By now, you have tasted victory, haven't you? The hours spent memorizing each track evolved into rising above your peers, into finding superior racers. It is okay to feel intimidated, but do not be discouraged. You can learn much from these people. Follow their tracks, see what you've missed. If they are ahead of you, it is because they know tricks that you don't. If you discover their secrets, you can rise above them. 
Soon, what once seemed unattainable is now within reach. You work tirelessly to improve. Remember to stretch when your hands begin to ache. Breathe and take breaks when needed. Have you been drinking water? Be sure that you've been remembering to eat well during this time of intense focus. It is easy to lose yourself in the rush of it. 
Those who were once your superiors have become your peers. People have begun to know your name, your face, and your dragon. There is a stir of awe in the hearts of the masses, seeing this rising flame. 
By this time, you have likely been asked by countless people to join their Clan. You do not always have to say yes. Perhaps you are working strenuously to join a particular Clan. Let your heart guide you to your loyalties. You will find your home in due time. 
 
Scene 2: Home. 
Perhaps you received an invite from a Clan whose deeds are known throughout many lands, their names known by all. Or maybe you settled down in a friendly, smaller Clan, with few members but much love. You may have even started your own Clan with a few friends. 
As you rest at night, perhaps smelling smoke from your nearby stables, a telltale sign of your dragons preparing to sleep, do you find yourself questioning your choice? Or are your eyes already closing, queries of loyalties the furthest thought from your mind? 
Perhaps you dream of racing events alongside your Clanmates. Maybe you let one of the friends you've made name one of your newest dragons. You bask in the sun together, doing nothing at all because it feels so good to be with your family. 
You fight and win together, side by side. Your dragons were your first family, and now your Clan is, too. You repeat it in your head as if it will never get old: this is my home. And you mean it, don't you? 
 
Act 4: The spoils. 
Scene 1: Surplus. 
You have been battling hard. You have purchased the egg of a highly sought-after dragon for such a reason. You find yourself dealing more damage to ships than the rest of your peers. You can afford all the stables in the world for each precious new dragon egg you rescue. You no longer feel the need to weep for what was not handed to you. You hold all the bounties you could ever need. You have decorated your land with treasures of all kinds. 
Too, alongside your Clan, you have grown wealthy. People know your name when you enter the race tracks. You have been lucky enough to have people who leave because they know they cannot best you. It doesn't bother you much, anymore. You were raised on the table scraps that they now refuse to take. Taking second place never hurt anybody, and so you only laugh now when they insist that your developed skill isn't fair. They refuse to learn, and so they will never become like you. 
 
Scene 2: Await. 
There are always more adventures on the distant horizon. You may be unable to see them against the red-orange hue of the setting sun, or they may be obscured by the thick ocean fog. But there are still empty pages in your journal begging to be filled. You hear them nagging at you ceaselessly. You stroke the leather-bound spine of the book comfortingly. Soon you will give them what they long for. 
You idly wonder if there are things hidden behind the sea stacks, or hidden in the cracks of the places you've already seen. Maybe there are still places left unexplored. Wasn't there that island you swear you saw in a dream, once? Embraced by a caldera, the sky a burnt umber that matched the haze that hung over the island. You wonder if you'll ever get to see it up close. 
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A rainbow-colored infinity sign. It is a symbol that represents neurodiversity.
 
Hi, you can call me Saturn. I'm a college student who has been spending a bit too much of their free time tearing up the tracks in Thunder Run Racing. I'm an INFP, polytheistic, and I'm also on the autism spectrum. I talk a lot, and I'm not the best at taking jokes, but I guess that people always have room to improve!
 
A few fun facts about me in no particular order:

1. I'm a huge music nerd!

2. I adore Ghost-type Pokemon.

3. I eat a lot of peanut butter despite having a (minor) allergy to it.

4. I ardently refuse to wear blue during April. (#RedInstead)

5. I was born 2045 years after the assassination of Julius Caesar.

 

In-game, for the most part, you'll either find me fishing, racing, or partaking in battle events. I've been working on collecting Titan Runes, now, but when I'm not refreshing my Stable Missions every ten minutes, I'm racing.

And I'm pretty good at it, too: you can find my comprehensive list of Singleplayer TRR racing times here. Or you can find me in multiplayer and race me yourself. Just know that I will forever remember your name if you are the kind of person to use a speed boost at the very end of a race. It won't kill you to get second place, sweetheart. Some of us are raised on table scraps.
 
Finally, on a bit of a lighter note, I'd like to add that I'm always looking for new friends and racers who will keep me on my toes. If anyone would like to add me, just message me for my friend code!
 
My dragons:

Fuel n Fire - Adult Hideous Zippleback, Level 27. (Defenders Saddle) Adopted 09/13/2014; starter dragon.

Velocity - Adult Skrill, Level 50. (Defenders Saddle) Adopted 09/21/2014; purchased with gems.

Altitude - Adult Raincutter, Level 50. (Defenders Saddle) Adopted 09/27/2014; purchased with gems.

Scoria - Adult Gronkle, Level 22. (Defenders Saddle) Adopted 09/31/2017; purchased in a mystery chest with gems.

Thermos - Adult Groncicle, Level 22. (No items) Adopted 04/29/2019; free with the Icestorm Island expansion.

Ferro - Adult Armorwing, Level 22. (No items) Adopted 05/01/2019; free with the Battle for the Edge expansion.

Astigmatism - Adult Whispering Death, Level 30. (Wild Saddle) Adopted 05/02/19; free from the quest 'Explore the Dark Depths'.

Luster - Adult Razorwhip, Level 34. (No items) Adopted 05/09/19; free egg from the Deathsong Island expansion.

Riff - Adult Deathsong, Level 21. (No items) Adopted 05/09/2019; free with the Deathsong Island expansion.

Kerosene - Adult Monstrous Nightmare, Level 21. (Defenders Saddle) Adopted 05/10/19; purchased with gold.

Ricochet - Adult Deadly Nadder, Level 32. (Defenders Saddle) Adopted 05/11/19; purchased with gold.

Shear - Adult Mudraker, Level 31. (No items) Adopted 05/17/19; won from battle event.

Monocular - Adult Singetail, Level 30. (No items) Adopted 08/06/19; free with the Return to Dragon Island expansion.

Pumice - Adult Eruptodon, Level 30. (No items) Adopted 08/06/19; free with the Return to Dragon Island expansion.

Coda - Adult Flame Whipper, Level 30. (No items) Adopted 08/11/19; free with the Secret of the Leviathan expansion.

Motif - Adult Sand Wraith, Level 21. (Rider's Saddle) Adopted 08/21/19; won from battle event.

Echo - Adult Smothering Smokebreath, Level 12. (Defender's Saddle) Adopted 08/23/19; won from battle event.

Treble - Teen Triple Stryke, Level 9. (No items) Adopted 08/28/19; free with the Rise of Stormheart expansion.

Fugue - Fireworm Queen. (No items) Incubating; won from battle event.

 

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Wowzers

*claps slowly with jaw on floor*

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*theatrical bow* thank you, thank you! i'll be here all night

It's been a while since I've written anything, and I wanted to do something over-the-top and gaudy. Needless to say, I found inspiration in School of Dragons. I then proceeded to type this up at around 9pm yesterday, working until maybe 11:30? I did some final, minor proofreading this morning before posting to make sure I didn't make any big mistakes in my sleep-deprived state. (There were... a couple grammar fixes to make here and there.) 

I'm super proud of how it all turned out! I'm glad you liked it. I hope to find more things to write about like this in the future, but writing is a fickle beast, and there is no guarantee that I can wrangle her. 

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Nice!

I will need this advice now that there are no more videos to watch for gems...to be fair though I have made it pretty darn far with only two three-month memberships in my lifetime...

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Author is prone to excessive fangirling and fits of giddiness. You have been warned.

 

 

HIIIIII!!!!!!!!

 

Oops, sorry, let me try again.

Hi!!! (Oh, much better)

I'm the Dragoness (or Ness, if you prefer. I'm not picky).

First thing you should know about me: I am forever and always a

 

PROUD MEMBER OF THE CHURCH OF JESUS CHRIST OF LATTER-DAY SAINTS

(also known as Mormons, but we prefer the title above. Long, isn't it? ;)

 

Second thing you should know about me:

I AM AN AVID NIGHT FURY LOVER. ANY FALSE OR PRETENDED SUBSITUTES FOR MY PRECIOUS DRAGON WILL BE DESTROYED ON SIGHT. #sorrynotsorry

Also, thanks to Dragonriders Fury for indulging my Night Fury obsession with an incredible banner! It's awesome!

 

Proud member of the Midnight Inklings

 

Hmmm what else...I love playing/composing music, drawing, and writing...if you can't find me I'm probably messing around with Shadow or in detention with Keefe...yup, that’s about it.

Now, on to business!!

 

Table of Contents

For your convenience

i. everything you need to know about me

ii. Le Fanfictions

1. My Vikings

2. Fandoms

3. Art done FOR me

                          

___Fanfictions by Yours Truly___

 

The Dragoness Backstory: Fanfiction

Distortion

 

 

 

 

 

My Vikings

This is first because it is boring and I want to get it over with.

Primary Viking: Heather Autumnsword

 

Personality: Feisty, determined, loyal, and sweet. Her favorite pastime is playing Dragon Tactics.

Clan: the Wildborn

(I LOVE this banner. Thanks, EmeraldHuntress!)

(This one was made by The Bohemian Critic--thank you so much, it's beautiful!)

Clan Position: Leader

Trophies: 1250+

Stars: 2 1/2 gold stars

Primary dragon: Midnight (Sand Wraith, but I pretend she's a Night Fury)

Other dragons include (but are not limited to)....

midnight (the kooky grandma, now a titan) (by AndreaEaston, thanks!)

Icyfire, the first of five Zipplebacks

Stormfire, the first of three Skrills

Shockwave the Screaming Death

 

 

Secondary Viking: Sapphire Wraith

(Picture pending)

Personality: Shy, stubborn, insecure, Sometimes rude, but doesn't really mean it.

Stats

Clan: the Wildborn

(I couldn't resist, I loved them both!)

Clan Position: Elder

Trophy count: 230+

Stars: 2 silver stars

Primary Dragon:

Iceshard (Sand Wraith)

(She had a little too much algae to eat)

Other dragons she has....

Mistfire, lookin' so purdy during her favorite holiday (also by AndreaEaston!)

Lady, Sapphire's soon-to-be Silver Phantom

 

 

 

 

 

FANDOMS

Ordered by preference, of course

(used to be top ten, but I have too many things that I love!)

 

HTTYD books/movies

(obviously, but I HAD to put that in there, it really is my favorite)

            

 

         The books were SO GOOD. No swearing, no (extreme) violence (does getting eaten by a lava dragon that dives into a volcano count? Or Grimbeard the Ghastly killing his own son?) Okay, scratch the violence, but it really is pretty awesome. The characters are SO well put together, each with his or her own little quirks that make them unique, and they’re all (mostly) lovable in their own way (Alvin and Exellinor are irredeemable). The little lessons Cressida Cowell teach by inserting them into the plot are truly inspired. Can’t wait for her to write more!!! (Also, I love the quirky way she capitalizes random words to make them a little bit more important. It’s just funny to me.)

I'll leave off mentioning all the characters of the movies, because you guys know them all aready! But you may not know the Heroes who came first...

First (of course), Hiccup Horrendous Haddock III.

Rather a longish name for a smallish Viking. Hiccup is a member of the Hairy Hooligan tribe. He has bright red hair and about a million freckles. the series starts when he's ten-and-a-half, and progresses until he is fifteen and King of the Wilderwest. His best (and, for a few books, ONLY friend) is Fishlegs.

Fishlegs is scrawny, allergic to reptiles, pretty much scared of everything, and the only sane one of the group (well, the only sane one when Hiccup is making a Plan). But he's fiercely loyal to Hiccup, and a good deal stronger and braver than he thinks. 

Next is Camicazi, who's a little too brave and fierce.

She's a Bog-Burglar, a member of an all-girls tribe of people who, well, burgle things. She is a very accomplished thief and a master escape artist.

 

Narnia

 

Second in the fandom world is--you guessed it--Narnia. I have loved this world since before even HTTYD, I think. Though I'm not quite ready to meet Alsan, I would love to slip through the wardrobe for a few days--or years.

 

Keeper of the Lost Cities

"Team Foster-Keefe will always be cooler."--Keefe

....

Yup, couldn’t have said it better myself. Team Foster-Keefe all the way! Though could Legacy pleasepleasePLEASE be about the actually storyline and not JUST Fitzphie and matchmaking and stuff that doesn’t matter to the rest of the elven world?

 

 

 

The Magic Thief/The Lost Books/Sarah Prineas in general

 

The Magic Thief: MY PRECIOUS LITTLE CHARACTERS I WILL PROTECT YOOOOUUUUU!!!

I LOVE this series, it ended far too quickly for me (maybe cause I read it all in one day, hmmmmm). Connwaer and the magic and all of it are just so HILARIOUS and EXHILIRATING and FRUSTRATING to read about and STOP BLOWING THINGS UP, CONNWAER!!!

 

The Lost Books: MORE! MORE! I NEED MORE! (Seriously, when does the next book come out?)

Anyway, it’s about Alex, a librarian, and Kenneret, a queen, and her brother Charlie. Oh, and the books are alive (that’s enough to make any bookworm hyperventilate with happiness, isn’t it? ;D )

 

Dragonfell: YESYESYES THIS IS WHAT IT IS TO BE A DRAGON!!....ahem. 

Attention to all the dragon-touched: This is a must-read. Go. Read it.

 

 

Wizards of Once

Come out, come out WHENEVERYOUCAAAANNNNN...

 

 

Dwight in Shining Armor

I get a kick out of this every time I hear Dwight's shriek in the intro. BYUTv is the best!...at making things funny, clean, and SUPER awkward. But it's still great.

 

 

Brotherband Chronicles/Ranger's Apprentice

HOORAY HOORAY THEY COMBINED HOORAY HOORAY I COULD SIIIIIIIING!!!

 

Story Thieves

My favorites are actually Kiel and Owen. No girls this time around, which is really unusual for me. But these two are special. Hope they have all the adventures they can imagine...and maybe a few safer ones.

 

The Ever Afters (EAS)

This series is pretty good. Aurora--excuse me, RORY Landon is so gutsy and flawed and lovable and I love her.

 

Half Upon a Time

Not James Riley's finest works but still pretty good.

 

Brave (Merida)

Just gotta say, I LOVE this girl. Best Disney princess ever.

 

Pete's Dragon

Best song ever

 

 

The Map to Everywhere

One word: Unrealities.

Three more words: Future Dragoness fanfiction.

 

 

If you reached the end of this fandom section, and you haven't read some of the books, you might have noticed some spoilers. I am an avid lover of spoilers and all insider knowledge, so....sorry for ruining it, I guess? But at the same time....NOT! XD please don't hurt me...

 

 

 

 

 

 

ART DONE FOR ME

Look! See how pretty!

Okay, just a heads up, I am still collecting art from previous requests, so if you did something for me and it isn't up yet, I promise I haven't forgotten; I love all the art that is done for me!

 

This was done by the incredibly talented Katarile!

 

 

 

This adorable picture was made for me by Hestia82

 

THIS is my perfect Night Fury, Shadow, drawn by LissaFish.

 

Shadow (again) by MajaPercuilum.

 

Shadow and The Dragoness together (by The Blobfish Queen).

The ever-mischievous Shadow (again, jeez XD) by AndreaEaston!

 

(Adoptables)

 

This is my beautiful Bookwyrm, Aldwyn (drawn by Flitt-thank you!)

And THIS is ocean-happy Ashera, also drawn by Flitt.

 

Russet, my mischievous Kyte. Thanks, LissaFish!

 

 

 

 

 

Okeydokey, I'm 

 

 

 

ALLLLLLL DONE!

 

 

Byee....

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the loss of videos has hit us all hard, friend

I'm glad to be of any help! Especially when, slowly but surely, we've been getting less and less. I wonder why the ads are gone? They were starting to sway me, honestly. A couple more videos about ring pops and I think I would have given in... 

Not to mention, getting rid of potential ad revenue seems like a strange decision to make. The system has been in place for years. Maybe they figure that it will encourage us to spend more money? (Yes, let me dig some of these moths out of my wallet. Are these legal tender? What do you mean, no?) 

I guess they aren't really very transparent about what goes on behind the scenes, though, so we'll probably never know!

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Yum, ringpops...

I've already given in to ringpops, and I admit I love Blue Razzberry ones. Yummm...... oh, yes! As a member myself, I anounce the thread as helpful for anyone, I can use these tips anytime!

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edit: oh man

It looks like videos are back and we all overreacted! Excellent. I have never been happier to have been wrong! 

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"You know, I'm cursed with morals. I was raised a certain way. I wish I wasn't. I wish I was raised by wolves." -Carson Daly

In Game Name (IGN): Nyghtingale

Friend Code: Not Accepting

 

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Nyightingale

 Art was done by Fireflash

Nyghtingale is my in-game character. She takes on my own personality because... she is literally me. During quests, Nyghtingale loves to muck around and try to break the system by utilizing glitches- just for laughs, but she always produces reliable results. She is a fair Viking and she never uses glitches for her own personal gain. Some of my profile info will be listed below:.............

 

 

In Game Name:  Nyghtingale..............

Friend Code: Not Accepting...................

Clan: The Phantom Lords......................

Trophy Count (About): 8,500...............

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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Sasha

 Art was done by DuskDayBreak

She prefers to be called Lynx . She hates her real name. Lynx is bold and loud. She is like Luna Lovegood in the sense that she is rather... odd. Loud, shameless and spontaneous (not to mention immature). Lynx enjoys being flashy, showing off her skills. Once she sets her mind to something, she is naturally good at it. The problem is that she loses focus easy and doesn't like setting herself to standards. She craves adventure and can grow bored easily. Lynx love to talk... a lot. Often times, you cannot get her to shut up about this and that. Combined with her ADHD, it is extremely difficult to keep track of her conversations. She is particularly fast on her feet but has low stamina levels. She is strong and tall for her age. Lynx is stubborn and laid-back most of the time. She does not like to follow orders. Some of her skills include: being double jointed, the ability to be able to climb almost any surface, very good at mimicking animal sounds and is EXTREMELY good at sneaking around. However, there is a side to Lynx that she does not show very often. She is very lazy and selfish at times.

 

.Lyra

..Art was done by Chameishida

Lyra is more a kick-butt-now, ask-questions-later type of gal. She is brash and ruthless, quick to resort to physical violence to solve issues... and she is good at it. Really good. She is not a woman of many words, preferring to speak through her actions than words. Of course, if you get her mad, be prepared for the worst verbal... and physical lashing of your life. Lyra is hot-headed and slightly cocky about her fighting prowess, although it is justifiable. Lyra likes to keep to herself, preferring to quietly read a book or beat up some practice dummies than actual human interaction. As a result, she can come off as edgy and mysterious... and she likes it that way. She is a serious cynic and comes across as standoffish and brooding. Not that she really cares. Darker topics interest her and are sometimes the only way to get her make an actual conversation, beyond 1-worded sentences. Again, she likes to communicate through actions, not words. She has less academic smarts across find more street smarts. She is an amazing rider with a need for speed and showing up the competition.

 

 

 

 

Claudia

 Art was done by DuskDayBreak

One of Claudia s most defining traits is her cold and sarcastic attitude towards everything that breathes. Her sarcasm is different, though. It is much more subtle and soft-spoken. Typically, she poses her insults as a compliment, that after careful consideration, turn out to be insults. She delivers them coolly, directly and apathetically with a calm and collected demeanor, giving no indication in her voice or face that she is, in fact, being sarcastic. She is brutal when giving someone a verbal lashing, not because she raises her voice or her fists, simply because her insults are sophisticated, shrewd and complex. She is the type of girl who does not have to do much to stand apart from the crowd. However, Claudia is no way an extrovert, the reason why she puts herself in social situations is purely one of two reasons, the first one being is that she wants to go people watching. Where she sits in some corner and watches people, how they react and their social cues. She just observes them, untangles their motives and finds their interests. The second reason is that she wants to show up the competition, along with being stubborn, Claudia is a show-off. Just, not in the physical sense. Claudia, at her core, is an intellectual, preferring to beat her foes either brain as opposed to brawn. Of course, she is willing to get in a tussle, if absolutely necessary. She finds it beneath her. Claudia is highly observant. She pays extreme attention to detail, nothing escapes her keen eye and flawless memory. Due to her observant nature, she can glean a crazy amount of information about a person simply by looking at them. She is pretty much a walking encyclopedia, filled with tins of random and oddly relevant facts for any given situation. However, with her great intelligence, comes great social anxiety. Claudia buried this under layers of brashness but, this insecurity can be sorted out by the way she avoids social and emotional get-togethers entirely. It is not often that another emotion aside from apathy spreads across her facial features. She hates any kind of affectionate contact with another human being, be it a hug or a simple handshake. Due to her inability to express her emotions, Claudia finds herself at a lack of friends. She usually plays this off as her not wanting any friends but sometimes, when a dragon is your only friend, you can get lonely. The result, she makes a lot of enemies. Usually because of her showoff-ness and unforgiving attitude, and sarcasm.

 

 

 

 

 

 

Aeryn Night

 Art was done by Tosilohi

No one knows who Aeryn is. Not truly. They only know the persona she puts forth for them. This is why Aeryn is such a difficult character to write for and describe. She has multiple different personalities and will switch through them at the flip of a light. In a sense, it is quite similar to the multifaceted personality disorder, only, Aeryn recognizes her many personas. She chooses not to show anyone her true colors due to some insecurities. She switches personalities to shield herself from emotional damage as well as hiding away any insecurities. She starts off as a blank canvas every time she meets someone new. She observes them, analyzes them. She untangles their motives, figures out their personality, what they like, what they don’t like, then she tailors herself to become the person they would like (or hate, depending on how she wants to be perceived) the most. Her distressed youth explains why she feels she needs to conform, as well as shine, in every situation. With Aeryn, you never know if her reactions are genuine or just part of her charade. Her real personality is unpleasant to say the best. She is highly judgemental. She looks down on those around her. She is very apathetic towards others and everything she does has some ulterior motive. She is a queen at manipulation. Nearly everyone word that she utters is sugar coated in some way. She has the world wrapped around her fingers. Aeryn is very skilled when it comes to reading both people and animals. This is because, in her youth, she would sit in some corner and watch. Observe how people react, body language and their social cues. She views it as going to a zoo to watch funny animals. Yes, that is how lowly she thinks of everyone else. Not that you could tell.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Gail Cirek

 Art was done by Katarile

Gail is adorable. She is short, cute and very softspoken. A lot of people think she is innocent, will try to protect her. Gail does not like attracting much attention as people have a tendency to stare. She is very insecure about her face (since it is severely deformed on the left side) and does her best to conceal it. She gets very annoyed if someone asks about it. However, with this silence comes the ability to listen. She observes the world around her and is able to spot even the tiniest of details. This silent brilliance has made her a stellar judge of character. She reads body language very well and has a certain flare of stubbornness about her. Still, she is very dark. Generally, when she speaks, most people cannot hear what she says, which is probably a good thing because what she does say is usually pretty dark or gory. She often says random and slightly disturbing things and speaks extremely softly anyone can barely hear her. Gail seems to be pretty timid but is generally ruthless. She is a bit of a pyromaniac.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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                    Nightshade

 

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             Windracer

 

 

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warning: entering teacher mode

I... okay. I understand that this is a meme. I feel like I should start with that disclaimer. I know what memes are. 

(Also, it's a really old meme. What? Icanhascheezburger? The whiplash I am receiving is intense. I can see it now: the endless cat pictures. The stealing of buckets. A more recent memory of my own grandmother discovering the website and looking at funny squirrel pictures. I am recessing to a simpler time.) 

 

But it isn't sarcasm! 

Or at least, I don't remember writing anything that was explicitly sarcastic. I guess the 'literal children's game' part was a little biting, but in no way insincere. 

There are elements of personification (books, chests, and gold talking or whispering, speaking about the darkness as a person, etc.), lots of exaggerated language, and recurring themes (saying 'thank you', everything being a gift, stuff like that). I might also have at least one metaphor in there. I genuinely can't remember. 

If I was going to write something of this length that was wholly sarcastic... I feel like that would be a little something called 'satire'. Which is always fun to write. 

To be honest, other than 'really dramatic' I'm not sure if this style of writing is quite classified as hyperbole or not, since it's really only the language itself that is exaggerated and not the elements of the story. It's pretty much just... me being a classic theatre kid. 

 

...please note that I am really bad at taking jokes. It comes with the field. 

 

Anyway! I'm under the assumption that you enjoyed reading, and if that is the case, then that's great! 

 

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A wild post appeared!!!

It was the only suitable meme I could find... So I posted it using scarcasm as an umbrella term for irony. I mean, this isn't 'Modest Proposal' level of satire but you could argue that there are certain elements of it. So i unwittingly clicked 'save'.

 

Then the wrath of my Advanced English Composition teacher was released upon me in a firey hailstorm of vocabulary words I haven't bothered to memorise since the 5th grade and yet can't seem to forget.

 

So, for the sake of my fragile sanity- can we all just agree that English is a messed up language?

It can only be understood through thorough thought, though.

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oh, absolutely

Oh no, I genuinely appreciate the meme. It's a classic. And I more or less figured you knew the difference, I'm just incapable of taking jokes. It's... something I'm working on. 

Think of me as... a human version of Blathers. You've played Animal Crossing, right? 

 

Trust me, the English language is nobody's friend. Like, I don't care about the historical contexts of word origins, if the plural form of 'goose' is 'geese', the plural form of 'mongoose' should be 'mongeese' because the word goose is right there inside of it

The only reason I know this much is because... yknow... I have to know at least some things to survive in college. I just accidentally actually memorized things, instead of 'knowing it for the test and then forgetting' kind of learning. Now I just know things about the English language. I can use a semicolon. Who in their right mind can use a semicolon? 

Also, grammar rules, historically, change constantly. So there's that. 

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Awesome! Absolutely

Awesome! Absolutely gorgeous!!!

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hey!

Thank you very much! I really do try. 

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That is an awesome text that

That is an awesome text that can help many players, good job :)

I will not use it personally... cause I acquired more than 280 dragons without paying for any membership or gems and I’m already happy with that.

I can show this to my sister though ^^

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Age: 16 in november

 

I’am currently a lone wolf without a clan or friends, sitting on MMO off for whole the time except battle events.

(If you see me in game, please do not invite to the clan or to friend with you)

 

 

All dragons count: 277 - now more, but I’m too lazy to count them again

 

Titans: 32 - same here

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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ah, yes. the joy of siblings

Honestly, I was more or less just flexing my writing muscles after they spent so much time getting very little use in terms of things I actually wanted to write. It was, and still is, difficult to make school assignments interesting. I hate writing papers. Let me write you a novella and turn it in at the end of the year. I can prove that I know what 'rising action' is so much better if I just show you. Please. Don't make me write another paper about football. I don't watch football. 

...I have some personal issues to work out. 

Anyway, I'm glad to see you liked it! I still think that having anywhere over 100 dragons is just a bit much, but I guess that's because I get overwhelmed pretty quickly by that kind of thing. Here's to success without memberships, though! I hope your sister has the best of luck, too. 

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Ahh yes. theatre, also known as my life

Very helpful. I myself have gone on this daunting journy. I'm in fact doing it a 2 time. 

 

 

One question though, how come four acts instead of two and the ending scene? other than that, I appreacate the dramatic writing, do you do theatre by any chanch? 

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      Hello all! how are you guys? People who play the game will know me as Maz, IDK why 

 

 

   Leader and friend of At Last You See The Light, a good clan for anyone who enjoy's doing battle's and don't care  about Trophies to much!

 

 

                                                           Things about me: 

                                                   Age(ish): teen 

                                            Gender: female 

                                    I like to: read, dance, hang out with friends and musical theatre!

                            School: Home, in other words, I'm homeschooled

                     Family: I have many sisters and a brother

           Religion: Christan

  Friend Code: PM me to find out, I have it ready and waiting for you.

 

                                                  Become friends with my other accounts too

                                                                          F12DTA = Oashnokia

 

 

                           Sorry I have no pic's, they don't like me.

 

 

 

 

                              I have so many dragons it'll take awhile to write it all down!

                                        See how many fandoms we both read or watch!

 

1: Marya, the green sand wraith, She

2: Sky, sky blue Deadly Nadder, She

3: Will treaty, grean wispering death, He

4: Pendragon Gona (or Morgona, they wouldn't let me name her that though) Purple wispering death, she

5: Jennny, pink purple groncicle, she

6: Arther Pendragon, red wispering death, He

7: Uther Pendragon, grey wispering death, He

8: Phill Colson, blue eruptadon

9: Bomburst (from chitty chitty Bang Bang, I did that play before) red Groncle, He

10: Thanos, Baby purple Groncle, He

11: Jemima (also from Chitty) pink nightmare, She

12: Jeremy Potts (Chitty) blue titan Nightmare, He

13: the Flash, red speed stinger, He

14: Garmadon, Purple Changewing, He

15: Kili and Fili, pink Zippleback, He

16: Zuko, Bronze red Razerwip, He

17: Azula, Grey red pink Razerwip, She

18: TheBalrogOfMorgoth, Red and black Snafflefang, He

19: Regina Mills, purple Deathsong, She

20: Ananis, Purple thunderdrum, He

21: Saphira, Gold (or yellow, whatever you want to call it) Thunderdrum, She

22: Bealfire,blue and gold armurwing, He

23: LunaLovegood, yellow wholly howl, She

24: Shuri, purple deathgripper, She

 

                            More, Coming Soon

 

this is a toothless I drew on the computer with paint, it aint very good.

 

 

 

      I will praise you, Lord my God, with all my heart; I will glorify your name forever.

                                                                      -Psalms 86:12

 

 

 

 

Sorry for the bad writing and spelling, I have slight Dysgraphia and  thus my thoughts arn't very easly understood (Plus I talk in an Accent sometimes and it bleeds into my writing) :D 

 

 

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i only have theatre kid ENERGY unfortunately

Honestly, I’m not entirely certain why I chose to write in so many acts. I think that, for the most part, it was kind of a mentality of ‘ughhh, acts are so long. and this is taking such a long time to do. this is a nightmare. gods help me’ or something along those lines! Plus, honestly, there isn’t that much of a hard rule on how many acts any one play can have. You can have two, or five, or whatever you really want... although your audience is likely to get bored the longer you drawl on. 

Luckily, this is a situation where I can basically say ‘it’s mostly improv’ and get away with writing a few summarizing paragraphs in each scene and shrug off the rest. Hooray for being lazy! 

 

And uh, I never got to do any sort of theatre stuff in school or anything, actually. Always wanted to, but middle school was rough for me (hashtag... clinical anxiety) and in high school they just said I didn’t have enough experience and so I just stopped bothering! 

I did some stuff in choir, though. Never anything fun, since apparently only the men’s choir was allowed to enjoy themselves. But I do have like... nearly a three-octave range, which is probably kind of impressive? Maybe? Either way, D3-C6 means that I can sing along to a good number of songs I like without having to go up an octave, and isn’t that all that really matters?