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TOPIC | How Dragons Write
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I was recently rereading a Dinotopia book and had a thought about dragon writing. If you haven’t seen any of the Dinotopia books, they’re awesome; they’re a series of beautifully-illustrated ‘journals’ about a country full of dinosaurs, the art is amazing, and there are a lot of ideas that translate very well to Flight Rising. In this case, i was thinking about the writing system. It looks like this: [img]https://vignette.wikia.nocookie.net/dinotopia/images/c/ce/Dinotopia_alphabet_new.jpg/revision/latest?cb=20140423041413.png[/img] And it’s made like this: [img]http://3.bp.blogspot.com/-6t2LbczrDQc/VIVejj59h5I/AAAAAAAAZKY/59nRBdf4ggI/s1600/Dinotopia%2BEpisode%2B5c.jpg[/img] My brain immediately went to WCs and Faes. It is now my firm headcanon that this is an accepted form (not the only one, but an accepted one) of writing for dragons that can go bipedal. So poetry and dancing can be one in the same. I am firmly of the opinion that WCs propose by dancing a poem.
I was recently rereading a Dinotopia book and had a thought about dragon writing.

If you haven’t seen any of the Dinotopia books, they’re awesome; they’re a series of beautifully-illustrated ‘journals’ about a country full of dinosaurs, the art is amazing, and there are a lot of ideas that translate very well to Flight Rising. In this case, i was thinking about the writing system. It looks like this:

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And it’s made like this:

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My brain immediately went to WCs and Faes.

It is now my firm headcanon that this is an accepted form (not the only one, but an accepted one) of writing for dragons that can go bipedal.

So poetry and dancing can be one in the same.

I am firmly of the opinion that WCs propose by dancing a poem.
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THIS IS SO GOOD OP ILY
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Yeah. Absolutely. This is a great headcanon - after all, we have some breeds that don't even have flexible toes. Tomo canonically needs a scribe, and Snappers generally don't live with other breeds of dragon. They do like oral history, but I refuse to believe they do no written history. So while there's probably a more traditional script known to breeds like Faes and Coatls and Pearlcatchers, a footprint (and maybe tail-mark) based system of glyphs emerging as a side language is a brilliant and sensible addition to lore.

Also ridgebacks - writing is hard when you have giant, inflexible spurs coming out of the back of your wrists.

Poem (or story! imagine a mobile storyteller - the 'words' are kept short and sweet, but the motions of the arms, neck, tail, and wings tell more detail than a field of those words ever could) dancing is beautiful. :'D It's such a careful art, too. Can never step in the same spot twice. Getting backed into an area you've already fully written out is like getting tongue-tied; you have to step out and start that line over.
Yeah. Absolutely. This is a great headcanon - after all, we have some breeds that don't even have flexible toes. Tomo canonically needs a scribe, and Snappers generally don't live with other breeds of dragon. They do like oral history, but I refuse to believe they do no written history. So while there's probably a more traditional script known to breeds like Faes and Coatls and Pearlcatchers, a footprint (and maybe tail-mark) based system of glyphs emerging as a side language is a brilliant and sensible addition to lore.

Also ridgebacks - writing is hard when you have giant, inflexible spurs coming out of the back of your wrists.

Poem (or story! imagine a mobile storyteller - the 'words' are kept short and sweet, but the motions of the arms, neck, tail, and wings tell more detail than a field of those words ever could) dancing is beautiful. :'D It's such a careful art, too. Can never step in the same spot twice. Getting backed into an area you've already fully written out is like getting tongue-tied; you have to step out and start that line over.
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This reminded me of my mute Link fandragon, and it made me wonder just what he did before he got a sort of translator. Like, just imagine this knight dancing about trying to tell someone there's a Undying Featherback headed straight towards the nursery. He's a Wildclaw, so he's bipedal, and he's got short arms, so I bet a sort of draconic sign language would be tough on him if it included crossing those claws over each other. XD
This reminded me of my mute Link fandragon, and it made me wonder just what he did before he got a sort of translator. Like, just imagine this knight dancing about trying to tell someone there's a Undying Featherback headed straight towards the nursery. He's a Wildclaw, so he's bipedal, and he's got short arms, so I bet a sort of draconic sign language would be tough on him if it included crossing those claws over each other. XD
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Crim has a pen and inkwell... But sadly her parchment doesn't seem to have anything written on it.... Perhaps it's just for tallies.
Crim has a pen and inkwell... But sadly her parchment doesn't seem to have anything written on it.... Perhaps it's just for tallies.
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tomo does it the best edit: also a spade tailed fae what do you know. i wish this was a thing for us [img]https://flightrising.com/images/layout/trivia/tomo.png[/img]
tomo does it the best
edit: also a spade tailed fae what do you know. i wish this was a thing for us
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Headcanon 110% accepted and thank you for reminding me of this, this is perfect ;-;

edit: also that message reads "when i was hi..."

What does it mean?!?
Headcanon 110% accepted and thank you for reminding me of this, this is perfect ;-;

edit: also that message reads "when i was hi..."

What does it mean?!?
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Kavryn [ Kav-r-y-n ] | » Level 25 Lair Challenge «
[quote name="Kavryn" date="2019-11-21 12:44:47" ] Headcanon 110% accepted and thank you for reminding me of this, this is perfect ;-; edit: also that message reads "when i was hi..." What does it mean?!? [/quote] I have no idea. “When I was hired” comes to mind. Maybe the ornithomimus is recruiting more messengers?
Kavryn wrote on 2019-11-21 12:44:47:
Headcanon 110% accepted and thank you for reminding me of this, this is perfect ;-;

edit: also that message reads "when i was hi..."

What does it mean?!?
I have no idea. “When I was hired” comes to mind. Maybe the ornithomimus is recruiting more messengers?
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under this system the arcanist is effectively a living typewriter
under this system the arcanist is effectively a living typewriter
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According to Tomo, there's no written application of coatl.
They just dance
According to Tomo, there's no written application of coatl.
They just dance
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