The Weirdest Dragons in Media

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Listen, I love dragons. I love all interpretations of dragons. I love tiny fuzzy dragons and enormous blob dragons, beautiful and elegant dragons and ugly wretch dragons. Part of the fun of the concept of dragons is that it’s so open-ended, and there’s no real-world basis for criticism or limits on what a dragon can be.…

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Favorite Gen 3 Pokémon

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Continuing from my post on Favorite Gen 1 and Favorite Gen 2 Pokémon, let’s look at my favorite creature designs from Generation 3 and explain a little bit about why I like them. Aron Nubs! This Pokémon’s name always made me snort because it just sounds like a normal human dude name.…

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Favorite Gen 2 Pokémon

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Continuing from my post on Favorite Generation 1 Pokémon, here are my favorite creatures from Generation 2 and my review on their design elements. Crobat This furious little purple demon is the final form of the blind, obnoxious Zubat, though I always thought it looked more like an alternative to the huge-mouthed Golbat.…

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Favorite Gen 1 Pokémon

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I love creature design, and few creatures are as famous and well-recognized as Pokémon. I played Pokémon Blue on an original black-and-white GameBoy when I was a kid, and transferred my creatures forward to Pokémon Silver when it came out. I was heartbroken to learn that Silver and Gold were notorious for losing all save data after a long period of inactivity (which, to my understanding, is what sparked the release of SoulSilver and HeartGold), which meant that my very first Pokémon, a Venosaur not-so-creatively named “Viney” was lost to me forever, along with a then-ultra-rare shiny Golbat.…

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Favorite Pet Game Designs

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Pet games were ALL the rage when I was growing up. You visit a website where you play Flash games to earn money, buy food from virtual shops, feed and play with your pet to keep its stats up – like a Tamagatchi or original Digimon, only with much fancier graphics, a billion different kinds of items, and, most likely, a crazy-inflated economy where users try to hawk rare items off for your life savings.…

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