space v dragons

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Is space better than dragons? That's space, with the stars and planets n everything (no really, everything), and dragons, with the claws and fire breathing and superior attitude.

Poll Results

OptionVotes
space 38
dragons 6


ledge, Tuesday, 29 November 2011 14:48 (ten years ago) link

Obviously dragons are cool, but come on! They're much more limited than space. In space you can have space dragons, as well was as space whales, space unicorns, and all other sorts of freaky shit!

Tuomas, Tuesday, 29 November 2011 14:51 (ten years ago) link

exactly!

ledge, Tuesday, 29 November 2011 14:55 (ten years ago) link

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=GnYoyCgFKSI

sandbanana, Tuesday, 29 November 2011 15:00 (ten years ago) link

voted dragons, because dragons are real

Z S, Tuesday, 29 November 2011 15:00 (ten years ago) link

Has to be space really, although I'm coming round to dragons more. Hoarders of gold and terrorisers of little villages, burning furry halflings like roast chestnuts. Gloomy, mute, inhuman and ancient populators of otherwise fey mare's nests of childlike variations on folk tales and dubious sexual cliche.

But space. Ray guns. Vistas of uncomprehendable reality. Moons.

Fizzles, Tuesday, 29 November 2011 15:03 (ten years ago) link

aliens.

ledge, Tuesday, 29 November 2011 15:09 (ten years ago) link

Ultimately I am a pacifist, so obvs space.

La Lechera, former application inspector for the (league of women voters), Tuesday, 29 November 2011 15:09 (ten years ago) link

I vote dragons because reptiles in myth get a bad rap and I think they're way more important than the sagas/Grimm Bros let on.

Making like Melusine (Pyth), Tuesday, 29 November 2011 15:11 (ten years ago) link

voted dragons, because dragons are real

Demons are real, dragons awake

Tony Hart land (Deep in the Tony Hart land), Tuesday, 29 November 2011 15:12 (ten years ago) link

it's just possible that there are actual real dragons out there in space. and if so, it's space we have to thank for it, not dragons.

ledge, Tuesday, 29 November 2011 15:13 (ten years ago) link

you need space so you can banish bad dragons to distant solar systems

pomplamau5, Tuesday, 29 November 2011 15:14 (ten years ago) link

otoh there could be vast tracts of unexplored space inside dragons

THINK ABOUT IT

OH NOES, Tuesday, 29 November 2011 15:14 (ten years ago) link

Demons are real, dragons awake
oh goddamn

also totally true, and i would rather be floating in space than spend one minute in the company of either/any of those guys

La Lechera, former application inspector for the (league of women voters), Tuesday, 29 November 2011 15:17 (ten years ago) link

maybe when you are eaten by a dragon, you are instantly sent into outer space
~think about it~

La Lechera, former application inspector for the (league of women voters), Tuesday, 29 November 2011 15:18 (ten years ago) link

aliens.

I forgot aliens! Knew there was something.

Fizzles, Tuesday, 29 November 2011 15:18 (ten years ago) link

aliens are gross

smh, Tuesday, 29 November 2011 15:20 (ten years ago) link

in general, space

Prefer my books to be about dragons tho

daramaracas.jpg (p much resigned to deems), Tuesday, 29 November 2011 15:23 (ten years ago) link

I vote dragons because reptiles in myth get a bad rap and I think they're way more important than the sagas/Grimm Bros let on.

This is a good point. Pretty sure that the legend of St George and the space wouldn't have had quite the same resonance.

pomplamau5, Tuesday, 29 November 2011 15:27 (ten years ago) link

How about aliens that look like dragons?

yes this is the real (snoball), Tuesday, 29 November 2011 15:28 (ten years ago) link

they are aliens

daramaracas.jpg (p much resigned to deems), Tuesday, 29 November 2011 15:29 (ten years ago) link

space is full of moons

smh, Tuesday, 29 November 2011 15:30 (ten years ago) link

dragons that look like aliens would def get my wote

pomplamau5, Tuesday, 29 November 2011 15:30 (ten years ago) link

i mean, how would you categorise aliens that look like kfc? Would you eat them because they looked like kfc? Congrats u just started a war we cannot win, bozo.

smh

daramaracas.jpg (p much resigned to deems), Tuesday, 29 November 2011 15:30 (ten years ago) link

who cares, you're probably already eating aliens every day already

La Lechera, former application inspector for the (league of women voters), Tuesday, 29 November 2011 15:45 (ten years ago) link

why not give in to the expansive peace of space

La Lechera, former application inspector for the (league of women voters), Tuesday, 29 November 2011 15:45 (ten years ago) link

Would you eat them because they looked like kfc?

http://theinfosphere.org/File:Omicronian_Larva.jpg

Making like Melusine (Pyth), Tuesday, 29 November 2011 15:46 (ten years ago) link

http://www.tvfanatic.com/gallery/bender-gets-made/

Making like Melusine (Pyth), Tuesday, 29 November 2011 15:47 (ten years ago) link

space music >>>>>>>>>>>> dragon music

pomplamau5, Tuesday, 29 November 2011 15:49 (ten years ago) link

^ space dragon

Tony Hart land (Deep in the Tony Hart land), Tuesday, 29 November 2011 16:01 (ten years ago) link

cf. singing space dragon in The Iron Man.

ledge, Tuesday, 29 November 2011 16:09 (ten years ago) link

well, space-bat-angel-dragon.

ledge, Tuesday, 29 November 2011 16:12 (ten years ago) link

what if space is really, really boring

dayo, Tuesday, 29 November 2011 16:15 (ten years ago) link

^hates life

gov. brownback blows a lot (henrietta lacks), Tuesday, 29 November 2011 16:18 (ten years ago) link

Other way around, bub. Space is about getting out of this life, possibly out of bodies and humanity altogether. Dragons are about as vital as it gets.

Making like Melusine (Pyth), Tuesday, 29 November 2011 16:19 (ten years ago) link

That's my theory for today, anyway.

Making like Melusine (Pyth), Tuesday, 29 November 2011 16:19 (ten years ago) link

Space is infinite.
It is dark.
Space is neutral.
It is cold.

Stars occupy minute areas of space. They are clustered a few billion here. A few billion there. As if seeking consolation in numbers.
Space does not care.

Space does not threaten.
Space does not comfort.
It does not sleep; it does not wake; it does not dream; it does not hope; it does not fear; it does not love; it does not hate; it does not encourage any of these qualities.
Space cannot be measured. It cannot be angered, it cannot be placated. It cannot be summed up. Space is there.
Space is not large and it is not small. It does not live and it does not die. It does not offer truth and neither does it lie.
Space is a remorseless, senseless, impersonal fact.
Space is the absence of time and of matter

^^^^you can't say any of that shit about dragons

Fotherington Thomas, Tuesday, 29 November 2011 16:20 (ten years ago) link

it's still pretty cool tho

ledge, Tuesday, 29 November 2011 16:28 (ten years ago) link

mine was a vote for space, BTW

Fotherington Thomas, Tuesday, 29 November 2011 16:28 (ten years ago) link

Space is infinite and therefore symbol for an infinite number of possibilities, it's the widest canvas possible to project the self.

Dragons on the other hand have always been convenient shorthand for fears of the unknown, fears of the Other: remember the old maps that imagine a flat world where you could just sail and sail until you fell of the edge? And what awaited you there? "HERE BE DRAGONS"

(might be a reason to prefer dragons, actually)

gov. brownback blows a lot (henrietta lacks), Tuesday, 29 November 2011 16:29 (ten years ago) link

Yeah, man, I'll take human life right here! All that stuff you just said about space repels me like fucken' magnets.

Making like Melusine (Pyth), Tuesday, 29 November 2011 16:32 (ten years ago) link

I prefer space because living in fear is a waste of time.

La Lechera, former application inspector for the (league of women voters), Tuesday, 29 November 2011 16:35 (ten years ago) link

Important evidence for your consideration:

http://www.infinitas.com.au/ProductImages/9780786955534.jpg

sean doily, Tuesday, 29 November 2011 16:39 (ten years ago) link

in this one, space hands down

if it were space v dinosaurs tho, well, that's another story

Cuauhtemoc Blanco, Tuesday, 29 November 2011 16:41 (ten years ago) link

https://www.google.com/search?q=dragon+hentai

dayo, Tuesday, 29 November 2011 16:44 (ten years ago) link

http://i.imgur.com/UudDx.jpg

dayo, Tuesday, 29 November 2011 17:06 (ten years ago) link

This had hitherto been a contest between the sci-fi future and the fantasy past

M. White, Tuesday, 29 November 2011 17:07 (ten years ago) link

I also think of it as interior space/dragon and exterior space/space, though? Like space is gonna make us as we know "us" obsolete, or so different that we won't know where we came from. (I was thinking the other night while wringing out laundry about what a world without gravity or with very weak gravity would be like, and realized the differences in how we would live were eclipsed by the greater differences in what would have evolved as "human" in the first place.)

Whereas dragons are gonna show you what was already in you that you didn't even know about; primal, secret things.

Making like Melusine (Pyth), Tuesday, 29 November 2011 17:15 (ten years ago) link

Aw see I already know those things and I am ready to float in space, thank u

La Lechera, former application inspector for the (league of women voters), Tuesday, 29 November 2011 17:17 (ten years ago) link

guys

imagine a dragon made out of stars

draccus constellation

that would pwn imo

daramaracas.jpg (p much resigned to deems), Tuesday, 29 November 2011 17:19 (ten years ago) link

"Some legends even speak of the dragons being a comet from space and this is definitely another additive to this scenario due to the fact that comets usually accompany fire."

M. White, Tuesday, 29 November 2011 17:20 (ten years ago) link

predator vs dragon

daramaracas.jpg (p much resigned to deems), Tuesday, 29 November 2011 17:21 (ten years ago) link

I feel like space would only be palatable if FTL travel was provided. otherwise it'd be a BIG BORE.

dayo, Tuesday, 29 November 2011 17:33 (ten years ago) link

"Are we there yet?"

M. White, Tuesday, 29 November 2011 17:37 (ten years ago) link

FTL is a vague term with vague outcomes, stasis probaly the way fwd imo

daramaracas.jpg (p much resigned to deems), Tuesday, 29 November 2011 17:41 (ten years ago) link

xp - And then what, a dragon? Everything is a journey, you will never get there.

La Lechera, former application inspector for the (league of women voters), Tuesday, 29 November 2011 17:42 (ten years ago) link

think about all the space pollution space travel would bring - what if we changed the universe from a red shift universe to a blue shift universe because people were choosing mass produced spaceliners from betelguese V instead of artisanal, locally sourced cruiseships from alpha centauri?

dayo, Tuesday, 29 November 2011 17:44 (ten years ago) link

in dragons, no one can hear u scream

mookieproof, Tuesday, 29 November 2011 17:45 (ten years ago) link

Outside of a dragon, space is a man's best friend; inside of a dragon, no one can hear u scream.

Making like Melusine (Pyth), Tuesday, 29 November 2011 17:47 (ten years ago) link

also we are already experiencing space, every day! do you know how much space there is between an atom's nucleus and its electrons?????? think of all the atoms in your body!!!!!

dayo, Tuesday, 29 November 2011 17:48 (ten years ago) link

LOL

xpost

M. White, Tuesday, 29 November 2011 17:49 (ten years ago) link

For all we know, dayo, part of that immense space is inhabited by infinitesimally small dragons

M. White, Tuesday, 29 November 2011 17:50 (ten years ago) link

I call them...dragtoms

dayo, Tuesday, 29 November 2011 17:51 (ten years ago) link

I was about to google for cats in drag before I remembered I was at work

OH NOES, Tuesday, 29 November 2011 17:54 (ten years ago) link

clearly the superior way to travel thru space is on a dragon

daramaracas.jpg (p much resigned to deems), Tuesday, 29 November 2011 17:55 (ten years ago) link

do you know of the old proverb that revenge is a dish best served cold? it is very cold in dragons

mookieproof, Tuesday, 29 November 2011 18:05 (ten years ago) link

xxp you need to change jobs to one that allows you to do that during working hours, preferably as part of your job description.

also, late but here it is:

I'm an alien
an illegal alien
At a KFC
in New Yo-oooork

yes this is the real (snoball), Tuesday, 29 November 2011 18:21 (ten years ago) link

i mean, how would you categorise aliens that look like kfc?

"They must have looked something like a roast chicken."

yes this is the real (snoball), Tuesday, 29 November 2011 18:27 (ten years ago) link

please to consider in favor of space
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=UiEwnhVwzy0

La Lechera, former application inspector for the (league of women voters), Tuesday, 29 November 2011 19:03 (ten years ago) link

dragons motherfucker thats where i stay

HOOS aka driver of steen, Tuesday, 29 November 2011 19:07 (ten years ago) link

Mass Effect is better than Dragon Age, so Space.

kingfish sandbox bonaparte, Tuesday, 29 November 2011 19:11 (ten years ago) link

with all this Skyrim hubbub I'm sick of dragons, voted space.

wrinklepause, Tuesday, 29 November 2011 19:36 (ten years ago) link

dragons are and always have been bullshit

space isn't and hasn't

Julie Lagger, Wednesday, 30 November 2011 00:46 (ten years ago) link

P sure Bruce Coville never wrote a book called Jeremy Thatcher, Space Hatcher, come on.

Abbott, Wednesday, 30 November 2011 01:32 (ten years ago) link

pour one out for anne mccaffrey

mookieproof, Wednesday, 30 November 2011 01:46 (ten years ago) link

the only Bruce Coville books I read were the "my teacher is an alien" series

voted space

the lubbock babes, Wednesday, 30 November 2011 01:51 (ten years ago) link

I have never really felt like I could trust a dragon

the lubbock babes, Wednesday, 30 November 2011 01:54 (ten years ago) link

definitely need a bruce coville books poll

dayo, Wednesday, 30 November 2011 01:54 (ten years ago) link

I have never really felt like I could trust a dragon

*cries*

Christine 'Green Leafy Dragon' Indigo, Wednesday, 30 November 2011 17:15 (ten years ago) link

Oh, and here's that dragon in space that deems mentioned. (Just look for a U-shaped line of stars around the Little Dipper.)

Christine 'Green Leafy Dragon' Indigo, Wednesday, 30 November 2011 17:20 (ten years ago) link

Automatic thread bump. This poll is closing tomorrow.

System, Thursday, 1 December 2011 00:01 (ten years ago) link

What if all of space -- exists within the mind of a dragon?!

Frobisher, Thursday, 1 December 2011 00:44 (ten years ago) link

dragons in space obv

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=VoGYSvpJeII&feature=related

Pollbix, Thursday, 1 December 2011 00:47 (ten years ago) link

hold that thought, i'm gonna ring my mans for some good weed

Sad Banter (p much resigned to deems), Thursday, 1 December 2011 00:47 (ten years ago) link

pour one out for anne mccaffrey

word.

messiahwannabe, Thursday, 1 December 2011 14:49 (ten years ago) link

Automatic thread bump. This poll's results are now in.

System, Friday, 2 December 2011 00:01 (ten years ago) link

ha HA
38 is my lucky number too

space is the place

recently deposed application inspector for the (league of women voters), Friday, 2 December 2011 00:10 (ten years ago) link

RIP dragons, maybe I'll see you again in space sometime

ledge, Friday, 2 December 2011 09:08 (ten years ago) link

was this poll rigged? not sure i trust the programming in this place

the gas-cramp dilla (pomplamau5), Friday, 2 December 2011 09:11 (ten years ago) link

Those results look approximately right.

Take that, Smaug.

Fotherington Thomas, Friday, 2 December 2011 10:13 (ten years ago) link

if it came to a fight the average dragon would pwn space imo

Sad Banter (p much resigned to deems), Friday, 2 December 2011 11:34 (ten years ago) link

was this poll rigged? not sure i trust the programming in this place space

― the gas-cramp dilla (pomplamau5), Friday, December 2, 2011 4:11 AM (2 hours ago) Bookmark

dayo, Friday, 2 December 2011 11:49 (ten years ago) link

dragon breath wouldn't even work in space there's no oxygen

smh, Friday, 2 December 2011 14:40 (ten years ago) link


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