Standing Forth

As agreed, meme. I really need to mention something that isn't obligatory one of these months.

Go here and reload until you get five quotes that sum up your philosophy or outlook, then post them.

1) Success is a journey, not a destination. The doing is often more important than the outcome.
-Arthur Ashe

2) When you encounter difficulties and contradictions, do not try to break them, but bend them with gentleness and time.
-St. Francis de Sales (Looking at YOU here, JHVH!)

3) To resist the frigidity of old age one must combine the body, the mind and the heart - and to keep them in parallel vigor one must exercise, study and love.
-Karl von Bonstetten

4) The most important thing is to be whatever you are without shame.
-Rod Steiger

5) I am here for a purpose and that purpose is to grow into a mountain, not to shrink to a grain of sand. Henceforth will I apply ALL my efforts to become the highest mountain of all and I will strain my potential until it cries for mercy.
-Og Mandino

...You know, sometimes I think I don't give humans enough credit.
Humansize dragon

We're off to meet the parents, the wonderful parents of Zhil!

Deep within one of His halls, Zhil adjourned His Day of Appeals; there was enough for one day, and while much had gotten done much remained to do. One thing in particular weighed on His mind as He spruced up, having His scales offer a particular shine before stepping across the worlds to where He might seek His fiancèe Naoko, but He tried to shake it off; this was a happy day, and it would remain that way if He had to physically cram joy and acceptance down people's throats!

Still, no reason to think that way at the moment. But as popping in on one's woman unannounced was just so gauche, He ended up right outside the nearest building instead. What better way to keep her privacy inviolate?

Knocking at the nearest door, He tried to look as unassuming as a six-foot golden Dragon-God might, which was rather more than one might expect. No ceremony here, just good old saurian style!
Standing Forth

An honourable duty discharged... I think.

It's been awhile since I fired up one of these 'me-me' what-do-you-call-ums. And as it seems obligatory to pass on one responded to, away we go!

1. Name:
2. Date of birth:
3. Where you live:
4. What makes you happy:
5. Currently listening/the last thing you listened to:
6. Do you read My journal?:
7. If yes, what makes it especially good or bad?:
8. An interesting fact about you:
9. What do you love at the moment?:
10. Favourite place to spend time:
11. Favourite lyric:
12. The best time of the year:

1. A film:
2. A book:
3. A band, a song, or album:
4. An anime/manga series:

1. One thing you like about Me:
2. Two things you like about yourself:
3. Look at My friends-list and tell what you like about one of our mutual friends:
4. Put this in your journal so that I can tell you what I like about you.
Pimp Hat

((Locked to sashanofstars))

((Continued from here))

Leading Sashan through the portal, He came out in an opulent Oriental foyer, smiling and chatting with the guy behind the podium in badly accented Cantonese. {Hey there, Li Pao! How did the foot operation go?}

Some short chatting later, Zhil and Sashan are safely ensconced in a booth as various white-shirted folk bearing trays and platters rush by. Sighing gently, He smiles at His guest... Then remembers He's not who she's interested in, sorta.

"I've been wanting dim sum for a good few years, now. Still, what was the subject at hand?

((OOC Announcement))

This one's a shout-out to a charmin' lass of my fond acquaintance. A marvelous textual sparring partner, a lady of infinite enthusiasm and emotions that run high and deep, with an unflagging appetite for hotness in all its forms! This one's for you, gal.

HAPPY BIRTHDAY, kali921!!!!

Wishing you nothing but the absolute best.


And deep in a lair, we have a dragon grown once more, reflecting upon another year come and gone with a goblet of Chablis in one paw.

"To much watching, and less doing... Perhaps the next year might hold better." Draining the glass, a casual flick sent it smashing into a wall.

"Happy birthday to me, then."

((*Mun's birthday has arrived once more!*))

Time to learn him something...

Warily entering the Nexus just long enough for Naoko to lead him over to the dimensional locator, he dropped in a scale and got the coordinates. The girl wanted to be the one to input them, but he'd do it himself.. Can't let the vassals do everything, right?

..And in a few moments, they found themselves atop a broad, flat mesa looking out over a deep valley, one of the high Watching-Points of Exaurdon Isle. Zhilbar was home, all right!


..Where were all the dragons? They should have been at least a few in the sky at this hour; there was always something that needed to be done! Heck, there's the Clan cave right over.. there....

Oh, Io.

This wasn't home. That forest, patchy and growing out of smashed log flinders, debris and half-molten refuse all in front of the much-withered Clan cave, the nearly eradicated Watchpost nearby... Who would do this? Why were so many of the mountains crowned with lava? If it wasn't for the layout of the land, he would swear this was Bloodtide island.. WHAT HAVE THOSE REDS DONE!?!?

He wasn't aware of the murderous rumble coming from his throat as he swung about, trying to see the extent of the devastation. Likeiwse, he couldn't tell the constant telltale touches of Time's inexorable hand, the utter erosion of the Watchpost or how the mountains stood so much smaller and weathered, the beach surrounding them from the beating tides.. Oh, no. All he knew was that he HAD to find someone who was to blame.

Hopefully Naoko can understand that he's a touch preoccupied right now!