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Azure Jane Lunatic (Azz) 🌺 ([personal profile] azurelunatic) wrote2017-02-03 07:37 pm
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Imagine Dragons Parking: probably VTOL.

There was a tweet out there, featuring a photo of one of those big programmable road signs clearly set up for a concert:

IMAGINE
DRAGONS
PARKING

and commentary:




This came up when on the phone, and extensive silliness ensued.

[personal profile] silveradept pointed out that dragons can bend, and would have their wings folded up and probably their necks raised and tails curled.

I asked how that affected take-off.

[personal profile] silveradept said that they'd always thought of dragons as VTOL (Vertical Take-Off and Landing).

And I was like: No, you've got to have enough SIDE room, so like:
Imagine you have a wide dragon in a compact space...
... and two other dragons crammed in, in the spaces next to it...

(at this point we have both dissolved in giggles)

At which point I speculate that in order to achieve VTOL, the dragon is beating its wings like a hummingbird...

[personal profile] silveradept provides helicopter-like sound effects.

Me: Now imagine the noise from a SQUADRON of these...

[personal profile] silveradept [hummingdragon intensifies]
[personal profile] silveradept *decent rendition of the appropriate bits of "Ride of the Valkyries"*

Me: *crying laughing*


...

...


Yup.
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[personal profile] alexseanchai 2017-02-04 03:52 am (UTC)(link)
hah win
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[personal profile] alatefeline 2017-02-04 05:52 am (UTC)(link)
That is effing beautiful. Thank you, all around. <3 <3 <3

For your further draconic delectation, some very large flying creatures: California condors and azhdarchid pterosaurs.

http://www.oregonzoo.org/news/2017/02/condor-breeding-program-welcomes-first-eggs-2017

http://markwitton-com.blogspot.com/2017/01/new-paper-when-short-necked-giant.html

These guys would be difficult to park...and could probably eat any normal-sized steeds you parked near them!

[personal profile] frobisherw 2017-02-04 06:33 am (UTC)(link)
Oh this is wonderful. I am honored to have heard it.
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[personal profile] kaberett 2017-02-04 09:15 am (UTC)(link)
Temeraire? :-p
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[personal profile] siliconshaman 2017-02-04 12:32 pm (UTC)(link)
Nah, dragons have in-built JATO units... although it does mean they 'breath' fire from both ends.

Now.. imagine a parking lot of those launching skywards on pillars of flame...just try not to imagine the..ah.. 'exhaust' gases rolling across the lot...
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[personal profile] vass 2017-02-04 02:16 pm (UTC)(link)
Nice.

Now imagine dragons' road rage.
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[personal profile] lannamichaels 2017-02-04 05:58 pm (UTC)(link)
*snickers* :D
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[personal profile] silveradept 2017-02-04 10:29 pm (UTC)(link)
*snrrrrrrk*