I’d like to briefly interrupt fandom-related blogging to briefly get on a soapbox about one of my favorite ideas of all time: feathery dragons.
Imagine dragons whose plumage is coated in an iridescent, oily material that fireproofs their skin, and as a result it’s so bright and colorful that people catching glimpses of dragon nests littered with shed feathers insisted that they were guarding piles of jewels.
Dragons based on bearded vultures with magnificent scarlet crests who live in high mountains.
Dragons based on peafowl with huge, slightly cumbersome tail feathers that they use in absolutely incredible pyrotechnic displays.
Seafaring dragons based on pelicans and albatrosses.
Arctic dragons coming in super-fluffy snowy owl and sleek, aquatic, penguin versions.
Because listen, if dinosaurs have feathers, so should dragons. Pick a bird? Now make a dragon. Make a chicken dragon. do it. No one can stop you. Potoo? Potoo dragon. Corvid dragons. Pigeon dragons? Parrot and cockatiel dragons.