Quote:I'd like to challenge a few things, having been around dragon boards, being a dragon myself, and having a great many draconic friends:
Thank you for the feedback. I appreciate knowing from others views where I’m going right or veering off course by a good state.
Dragons are not mindless:
Quote:This depends entirely on the species. Some who identify as dragons had a reasoning capability no higher than that of a smart dog.
From here I’m more in regards to the souls of dragons which reincarnated (more specifically the ones who recognize it). I feel that a mindless being does not have the capacity to realize they in a new body and thus project past memories or feelings threw and into the new life. Even so, while small dogs aren’t smart, they still have a mind and thus the capacity to use it (more with a mind then being less of one, really).
So here I was more trying to quell a legendary stereotype that proclaims dragons are nothing more then walking volcanoes.
Dragon souls always dragon souls:
Quote:Before I lived as a shinoar, I lived as a wolf/baboon/thingy. I was still just a 'soul' then. Then I had my shinoar lifetime(s) and now my Self is a shinoar and the soul identifies as shinoar rather than just 'soul'.
I have personally been under the impression that while yes, you have lives other lives and as other things, your soul is the soul of which it was. I am clearly a human now, but I don’t consider my soul to be ½ human and ½ dragon.
From what it comes down to, I feel the draconic soul is as it always was, while being various other things along the way and that at the end of the day (or life) a dragon is what one is left with.
From discussions with others this has also been a similar case with them. But if the statement continues to be more controversial then mainstream I’ll probably cut it out of this.
Quote:Mmmmn... nu. And same for the vast majority of dragons I know. The only oddity to mine is that it flows and looks rather like a lava-lamp, color wise. And the color is green with highlights/accents of either silver-blue to saphire blue or pale lavender to royal purple.
That sure sounds unusual to me.
I may be deaf as a busted hearing aid but I have an alright eye when it comes to auras (as much as one can honestly think they can, anyway). A lot of otherkin in general of peculiar auras, specifically dragon otherkin in that those auras nearly never match up to how auras are for the most part perceived when it comes to others. So from what I perceived I have seen and/or what others have told me that they have perceived they have seen, that’s where I’m pulling that tid bit. So again, this is all controversial stuff that can neither be truly proven or unproven at this time.
Maybe I should add the side not at the bottom of “from my experience, of course”
Quote:I think the problem is that you definition of dragon is very strict and very vague at the same time. There are so many different *species* of dragon, that universal traits are pretty much entirely impossible. The only even vaguely "universal" thing I've been able to note is a thick, muscular tail. Beyond that, you have dragons that could not use magic at all, no matter what their age ( *raises hand*), and those who used it every day. You have tiny and huge dragons. You have sapient and non-sapient. You have hide/fur/scales, wings(feathered/bat-like/insect-like)/no wings, horns/no horns, 6 limbs/4 limbs/8 limbs/more, etc. Is there a clarifier that could be done at the begining, detailing what you are refering to when you say 'dragon' in this?
Being strict and vague was my best starting point when handling this write-up. I can’t be vague about something I feel so strongly about, but I can’t be strict either since none of this has any true backing or grounds to stand on besides my flimsy “tee hee, I feel this way” trampoline floor. I was going for an all/partial encompassing excerpt that can be relatable to my draconic peers about on the web.
Thus far you’re the first to come forward and take issue with my statements. For that I thank you since I appreciate learning from mistakes as well as giving myself further initiative/reason to stick up for the statements I have made.
I’ll see what I can come up with as far as a classification of sorts. But basically what I was trying to encompass was something so broad it can’t cover everything while trying to be strict about what it managed to go over. But I apparently couldn’t help trying, so there you have that.