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Posted Mar 10, '14 at 4:41pm

kylefitch1

kylefitch1

111 posts

You guys all have good points, especially you, MattEmAngel. I just have a few things to say.

I don't believe magic is good. I can tolerate it, and I even tend to like stories with wizards and such. I don't promote black magic at all(unless it's black like black holes, dark matter, get it?). I don't mean to promote it. I just won't play with it, dabble with witchcraft and spirits and stuff like that. I hope that makes my reasons clear enough.

And blood can be all right, but gore... I don't know. Long story short, lots of blood and any amount of gore makes me feel ill. And... can I say... I don't know if blood and gore are the same thing, but blood strikes me as blood, and gore strikes me as organs and things like that.

And can I ask... I don't know what AMW means, or OP for that matter. Can somebody tell me?

 

Posted Mar 10, '14 at 4:44pm

kylefitch1

kylefitch1

111 posts

blk2860, you have been entered.
Salvidian, you have also been entered... there's just one thing I don't understand... do you mean the man ate the stick, or the lion?

 

Posted Mar 10, '14 at 5:02pm

blk2860

blk2860

10,796 posts

AMW means Art, Music, and Writing, the forum that you posted this in. OP means original post, as in the post you made at the very start of this thread when you started this thread.

Also, Sal, I was wondering that too. What do you mean by "he ate the stick"? That doesn't seem very magicky at all.

 

Posted Mar 10, '14 at 7:12pm

pangtongshu

pangtongshu

9,954 posts

I don't promote black magic at all(unless it's black like black holes, dark matter, get it?)


Dem two things ain't magic doe .-.
 

Posted Mar 10, '14 at 9:33pm

StormWalker

StormWalker

7,883 posts

I have a bit of spare time, so I'll go for it. If anything I say offends you, don't hesitate to let me know. I'm not good at screening myself.
*looks back over it before I submit* Well, that was a lot longer than I expected. WOOHOO
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They said there was a wizard, a being of great magical power. Nobody really knew, and if any were old enough to remember the location, they never said. So all the kingdom had were those most pervasive of things, rumors. A steady flow of them traveled with the merchant caravans from the north, and it was from the north that their troubles lay. Even now, word was spreading that people had seen a dragon, a great big firedrake "with a neck that reached up to the stars and wings that blocked out the sky."
Fear was constant in the city. Considering the fact they were the northernmost of the colonies, would they not be the first ravaged by dragonfire? Would the other cities not see the smoke of their homes staining the sky and take caution?
The king was a good and serious man, though, and sent out multiple envoys to search to find any grains of truth in these rumors, and to split up and try and find the wizard. That was where their hope lay.
The king woke one morning to total darkness. Startled, he pulled on a robe and ran to the window.
His worst fears were realized; the dragon was here, and the time and expense he'd pushed into his searches were all to waste.
But after a moment, he realized that the dragon wasn't burning, wasn't wreaking destruction. There were no screams of pain as leaping orange flames streaked towards the clouds.
There was just an awed silence.
That, and the shape of a child standing in front of the dragon's elongated head, which was resting on the ground in front. It seemed as if they were...talking? Having a conversation? What was this?
He made for the stairs, but by the time he'd made it outside, it was all over. The dragon was nothing but a winged black shape shrinking with each second.
There was no sign of the child. People had stopped in their tracks and had their heads tipped upwards, watching the dragon disappear into the seemingly endless blue sky.
"What happened?" he asked breathlessly of the nearest person, a liveried servant dressed in red and white. It took her a moment to answer.
"The wizard has taken an apprentice," she said in an awed voice.
"An...apprentice?"
She blinked at him. "Yes, for the wizard was the dragon. He said he's getting old, and that he needs someone to carry on his legacy. So the girl volunteered, and he carried her away."
"And the dr- the wizard didn't try to harm anyone? Didn't ask anything?"
The maid shook her head. "He just wanted an apprentice. Now, if you'll excuse me sir, I have to deliver this message." She curtsied and disappeared into the castle's hallways.
The king made to follow - he still had kingly duties and all sorts of reassurances to make with allies and ambassadors of enemies and the like - but before he reentered his castle, he took one last moment to glance up at the shadow of the dragon in the sky.
--
tl;dr version: There's a wizard that's powerful, and there's also a dragon. People are afraid, so the king sends out people to find the wizard. One day the dragon wakes up, comes to town, and picks an apprentice because he's secretly the wizard.
tl;dr tl;dr version: FIRE LIZARD IS A WIZARD YO

 

Posted Mar 10, '14 at 9:44pm

kylefitch1

kylefitch1

111 posts

pangtongshu, I understand what you mean, but if you've played the Epic Battle Fantasy series, you'll know that Natz has black magic, and white magic, and the black magic is stuff like black holes, etc. Also, naturally occurring black holes and dark matter are definitely not magic, but if a human being caused them to appear, especially in a story, can be counted as magic.

 

Posted Mar 10, '14 at 9:47pm

kylefitch1

kylefitch1

111 posts

And StormWalker, you did fine! The length was not a problem, and you didn't offend me in any way! (I'm not good at screening myself either, so we're like two peas in a pod! At least in that respect.) And the

*looks back over it before I submit* Well, that was a lot longer than I expected. WOOHOO
was really funny. And I liked your tl;dr and tl;dr tl;dr versions. Very funny. You have been entered!
 

Posted Mar 11, '14 at 2:41pm

Salvidian

Salvidian

4,299 posts

About the eating stick/lion thing, he was eating the stick.

 

Posted Mar 11, '14 at 4:57pm

blk2860

blk2860

10,796 posts

About the eating stick/lion thing, he was eating the stick.


...Why?
 

Posted Mar 11, '14 at 9:34pm

Salvidian

Salvidian

4,299 posts

...Why?


Why not ask why not?
 
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