Monster Categorization

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The Halloween season is officially upon us, and I am just rip-roaring excited to collect this year’s completely unnecessary spooky merchandise. In honor of this, the most fantastic holiday season, let’s talk about monsters a little more in-depth.…

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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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A Review of HTTYD Dragon Species

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The How to Train Your Dragon franchise is just behind Game of Thrones for public media recognition of the word “dragon”. It’s exciting to see an entire world based around the existence of dragons of all shapes and sizes. Let’s take a look at some noteworthy dragon designs! Night Fury Might as well start with this series’ mascot, the Pikachu of HTTYD.…

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What Makes a Monster Scary

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Big teeth, big claws, and big glowing eyes should work, right? Meh. Simply mashing together hyper-predatory traits isn’t scary. It’s just cool. A monster that can devour me in one bite may be threatening, sure, but it’s not frightening.…

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Free Online Planet Building Tools

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While I’ve been working on Aerill, my own fantasy extraterrestrial planet, I’ve come across a number of awesome, free, web-based tools to help realistically generate or view your planet’s surface.   Fractal World Generator by drow – https://donjon.bin.sh/scifi/world/ Quick and easy to use; takes a minute to load the generated 2D    map on a new page, but it also provides you with randomized planet aspects such as the physical dimensions, gravity, atmosphere, and other fun inspirational thoughts.…

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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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