AtoZ 2017: O is for Ōkami

O is for Ōkami Another video game arrives in the April 2017 AtoZ Challenge!  This time, we’ll look at Ōkami, a beautiful game that won IGN’s 2006 Game of the Year. This is Ōkami – Yamata no Orochi, a lovely interpretation of the prologue of the game by Dutch deviantartist Caroline Lahaise, posting as Vyrilien.  Go check out more of…

AtoZ 2017: M is for Mulan

M is for Mulan Halfway done with the April 2017 AtoZ Challenge!  Today let’s take a look at another Disney lizard dragon, the very funny Mushu from the 1998 animated movie Mulan. Hey, dragon, dragon, not lizard.  I don’t do that tongue thing.  –Mushu That’s just one of the many funny lines actor Eddie Murphy delivers as the voice…

AtoZ 2017: K is for King’s Quest

K is for King’s Quest Continuing on in the April 2017 AtoZ Challenge, let’s revisit a computer (and later console) video game franchise that I haven’t thought of in years — the King’s Quest series. The Green Dragon guarding a magic mirror above is from the 1990 EGA-graphics remake of King’s Quest I: Quest for the Crown, which…

AtoZ 2017: J is for Jason and the Argonauts

J is for Jason and the Argonauts Next up in the April 2017 AtoZ Challenge, we’ll head back to Ancient Greece and look at the Colchian Dragon in the story of Jason and the Argonauts. The Theoi Project is a wonderful site “exploring Greek mythology and the gods in classical literature and art … [that provides] a…

AtoZ 2017: I is for The Inheritance Cycle

I is for The Inheritance Cycle We’re about a third of the way done with the April 2017 AtoZ Challenge, so let’s keep this dragon train going!  While I myself never read the Inheritance Cycle books written by Chistopher Paolini, I certainly recognize their position in the YA fandom. I just loved this image of Eragon and Saphira by…