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#1 Lisa

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Posted 16 August 2005 - 09:31 AM

Hi everyone,

I have a question for those of you that have this solid- what is the gold part in the square supposed to be? I don't own this solid myself but I did get one to send to another member abroad so I did get to see it close up and am baffled by what this may be. blink.gif My guess is the dragon ate some beans. laugh.gif laugh.gif

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#2 blackvelvette

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Posted 16 August 2005 - 09:52 AM

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I am THINKING of an appropriate answer Lisa .... dry.gif

You had me in stitches there!!! laugh.gif laugh.gif laugh.gif

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#3 Queenie

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Posted 16 August 2005 - 10:32 AM

Lisa,
I thought it looked like a demon or alien from Jacqueline's novel. laugh.gif
There is a website I found on Dragon's : www.sommerland.com if that will help.
Look as though Jay Strongwater threw alittle something extra in this time. huh.gif


#4 Erica

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Posted 16 August 2005 - 10:55 AM

Although I do not own the Dragon, I'd say it is just a part of the billowing clouds... rolleyes.gif

#5 Ann and Ken

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Posted 16 August 2005 - 11:01 AM



The Chinese dragon is usually protrayed with clouds

" The Chinese dragon has a body of a snake; the scales and tail of a fish; the antlers of a deer; the face of a qilin (a deer-like mythical creature with fire all over its body); and two pairs of talons of eagles; and the eyes of a demon. They fly in the sky among the clouds. Almost all pictures of Chinese dragons show Clouds."

My guess would be it is a cloud.

They really should have put him holding a pearl or ball.

Ann



Edited by Ann and Ken, 16 August 2005 - 11:02 AM.


#6 kasi

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Posted 16 August 2005 - 11:03 AM

ROFLMAO Ate some beans?
Could it be an extra foot that they forgot to color?

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#7 2cute4u2

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Posted 16 August 2005 - 11:40 AM

Ok, people. Time to call a spade a spade...it's dragon poopie. But it's Ok because its gold-plated dragon poopie. laugh.gif laugh.gif laugh.gif

BTW..I don't like this dragon. It really pales when compared to the first one. But I guess this version was meant to recreate the Chinese dragon, whereas the original dragon looks like a mythical creature from legends or like the one in the song Puff the Magic Dragon.

I like my dragons mythical so that's why I love the first dragon.

#8 Petals

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Posted 16 August 2005 - 12:31 PM

Well I'm lost for words! Wish I had one here to look at.

Would clouds be overhead? Could be hot air! huh.gif

Trust you to bring this one up Lisa laugh.gif Am only wishing
I had one to look at first hand!

All the other comments have made me laugh! Need a laugh
today, so THANKS!

Edited by Jacqueline, 16 August 2005 - 12:32 PM.


#9 VEGAS LADY

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Posted 16 August 2005 - 12:35 PM


WELL I NOW KNOW WHAT THE FIRST THING I WILL LOOK FOR WILL BE WHEN I GET TO SEE THIS DRAGON. dry.gif blink.gif ph34r.gif

Margaret...... laugh.gif laugh.gif laugh.gif laugh.gif


#10 Lisa

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Posted 16 August 2005 - 12:46 PM

Yes, all very funny- I like the dragon poopie! laugh.gif

So do y'all think the dragon is standing on a cloud? If it is really part of a cloud attached to the dragon's hiney shouldn't it also be enameled green?


I'll never look at this solid again without a smirk on my face. tongue.gif

#11 favoritegram

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Posted 16 August 2005 - 02:20 PM

I think Dragon Poopie too, LOL, but does anyone have a picture from the other side? Lainey

#12 Linda

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Posted 16 August 2005 - 04:32 PM

QUOTE(Lisa @ Aug 16 2005, 02:31 PM)
Hi everyone,

I have a question for those of you that have this solid- what is the gold part in the square supposed to be? I don't own this solid myself but I did get one to send to another member abroad so I did get to see it close up and am baffled by what this may be.  blink.gif  My guess is the dragon ate some beans. laugh.gif  laugh.gif

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Dear Lisa

FOTFLMAO!!! You left me speechless

Linda in Hotlanta

#13 katita

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Posted 16 August 2005 - 05:11 PM

OMG!!! DRAGON POOPIE!!! LOL
Now I will HAVE to go to Neimans to see this thing up close. Too funny guys!


#14 Lisa

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Posted 16 August 2005 - 05:29 PM

I did get a shot of the back of the solid but you can't really see the "cloud" from this angle. As you can see it sure isn't a foot!
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Posted 16 August 2005 - 06:15 PM

Hi Everyone,

Ok...did some research on Chinese dragons and perhaps the tail is holding a flaming pearl. Here's some good info.

Some scholars report that the Huang Di (Yellow Emperor) used a snake for his coat of arms. Every time he conquered another tribe, he incorporated his defeated enemy's emblem into his own. Huang Di was immortalized into a dragon that looks like his emblem. That explains why the Chinese dragon has a body of a snake; the scales and tail of a fish; the antlers of a deer; the face of a qilin (a deer-like mythical creature with fire all over its body); and two pairs of talons of eagles; and the eyes of a demon. They fly in the sky among the clouds. Almost all pictures of Chinese dragons show them playing with a flaming pearl. Supposedly it is the pearl that gives them their power and allows them to ascend to heaven. Chinese dragons are occasionally depicted with bat-like wings grown out of the front limbs, but most do not have wings.
Also, since the Chinese consider Huang Di as their ancestor, they sometimes refer to themselves as "the descendants of the dragons".





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