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Anutwyll ( ɑ:ntwɪl ) is the name of a creature who has a part in the story I'm currently writing.
The name is a mix of my two elvish words Anu and Twyll which mean Dark and Moon

If you're italian and you're interested into having a look at my story, I'm publishing it here: www.efpfanfic.net/viewstory.ph…

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...and a two-legged dragon is not a wyvern.


Hello, it's been a while since my last journal and this time I'm bringing out a topic that drove me nuts in the last few months several times. As the title says: wyverns.
On every image, video, article that shows a two-legged dragon there MUST be that guy that goes ham: "That's not a dragon, it's a WYVERN!".
Well, if you reading this identify with this guy, then this journal is for you and the answer is a simple "NO".
I'm tired of seeing this all over the Internet. I'm tired of seeing artists drawing two-legged dragons and that guy in the comments must say "Nice wyvern".
Wyverns are TOTALLY DIFFERENT creatures, wyverns ARE NOT dragons. Wyverns just look like dragons.
For example, wyverns are said to very rarely breathe fire; and what's the most known ability a dragon has? You guessed it, dragons breathe fire. Also a wyvern doesn't grow as much, isn't as intelligent, and a wyvern's weapon of choice is poison - either a poisonous bite or a pointy tail like scorpions have.
For all of you, a quick Google search would solve the problem. Try to type "wyvern" in your search box, the first result you get would be Wikipedia, most likely. Which would confirm what I said above.
From Wikipedia:
"A wyvern is a legendary creature with a dragon's head and wings, a reptilian body, two legs, and a tail. A sea-dwelling variant dubbed the sea-wyvern has a fish tail in place of a barbed dragon's tail. The wyvern is often (but not always) associated with cold weather and ice, and it will sometimes possess a venomous bite and rarely have the ability to breathe fire."
Also Wikipedia:
"The wyvern has often been confused with the dragon, due to the similarities between them and due to the wyvern being a lesser-known mythical creature. In the Middle Ages, no clear distinction was made between the two. Since the sixteenth century, in English, Scottish, and Irish heraldry, the key distinction has been that a wyvern has two legs, whereas a dragon has four; however, this distinction is not generally observed in the heraldry of other European countries, where two-legged dragons are entirely acceptable." - ENTIRELY ACCEPTABLE, did you read that?
And if you're not satisfied, again from Wikipedia:
"Wyverns tend to be smaller, weaker, not as intelligent, and ultimately inferior to the much more ferocious and powerful dragon. While a dragon almost always has the ability to breathe fire (though other types of breath such as lightning have been seen as well), a wyvern will usually be unable to breathe fire. Those that can breathe fire are sometimes termed "fire drakes" and are still considered a lesser form. A wyvern will typically be unable to speak, while a dragon often does have that ability."

But that's just Wikipedia, right? We all know Wikipedia can be wrong! So why even trust it? Sadly I can't find anymore an awesome blog that carefully explains why calling a two-legged dragon a "wyvern" in an insult to the dragon. But still, think about "St. George and the dragon": did he actually kill a wyvern here www.ancient-origins.net/sites/… ? Or maybe here www.anglotopia.net/wp-content/… ? Or probably here s-media-cache-ak0.pinimg.com/7… ! Oh wait... there must be something wrong. The story says it killed a dragon but in the paintings he killed a wyvern! How is that possible?

Sarcastic jokes aside, in conclusion. I remember the times where no one was whining aroung calling two-legged dragons "wyverns". I don't know where the hell you got that from but a wyvern has been a different creature since the XVI century, and you now come and say two-legged dragons are wyverns - that have nothing to do with dragons? Seriously? Stop spreading this crap bullshit and study some medieval facts before listening to those D&D and whatever other games tell.
Two-legged dragons have nothing else than a WYVERN-LIKE body type, but THEY ARE STILL DRAGONS. Yeah I put it in caps so you might understand once and for all the difference between wyvern-like and wyvern.
Game of Thrones dragons are wyvern-like dragons, like their own Wiki would confirm: awoiaf.westeros.org/index.php/…
Smaug is a badass motherfucking wyvern-like dragon, no matter the number of the legs; in the story he's said to be a dragon, and the artists decided to give him ONE pair of legs. So what, is the will of Tolkien to be ignored because of some geek-nerd that actually doesn't know what real wyverns are?
Skyrim dragons are wyvern-like dragons, so no you're not a Wyvernborn.
Reign of Fire dragons are wyvern-like dragons, or you want to deny the dragon title to them as well?
You know what? I'm actually happy videogames, movies and tv shows keep showing two-legged dragons.

Please, really, stop whining. And understand the difference between a wyvern-like body type and an actual wyvern.
And by the way, do those creatures actually exist?
No.
So if an artist/author/writer creates a two-legged dragon and they call it dragon stop whining and respect their will. If they say it's a two-legged dragon well, guess what, it's a motherfucking two-legged dragon.

I tend not to be this brutal, I tend to be kind and understanding, but this topic really, really drives me mad. Sorry about that.

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Happy Birthday fellow dragon fan! :icondragongrin:
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cercherò di non farmi troppi spoilers XD
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Happy Birthday! :)
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Heyo! Happy Bday!
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:iconcaekplz:Happy B-day!:iconcaekplz:
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Hey Happy Birthday !! =)
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Happy Hatchday young dragoness, here is a llama badge as a gift!
May your scales shine bright!
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Happy Birthday! :party:
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Happy Birthday! :D
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Thank you so much for the fav! :iconyuiglompplz:
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