I just finished a pic of a dragon resting on its hoard, and the thing is super-detailed, so while I was drawing it I was thinking, "MAN, this is a LOT of gold coins and stuff!" It really reflects a certain archetype of the dragon as, first of all, this creature of immeasurable AGE, and secondly, obsessive-compulsive in the extreme.
What a LUST for shiny things it must have! What a raging compulsion, to be triggered at the merest glint of the objects of desire...
Then it occurred to me how familiar this is sounding. Yes, that's the exact same feeling that washes over me EVERY TIME I visit the gravelly area near our local coffee shop and deli which has TONS of fossils in it. I cannot seem to set foot in it without being irresistibly drawn to search for them, and before I know it I'm sitting plopped in the gravel sifting for crinoid stems!
I've got an embarrassingly large hoard of them.
So, how about you? Is there anything that makes you feel particularly dragony? Any large hoards around your house?
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