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Winston Setiawan

Dracology - An Introduction

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Hi Insa/Cornelia!I will send you two pages of scripture I wrote, just for the awesome Dragonrider 2. A tribute I suppose. If you can, post it up on the stories section or even the writing house times :) Thanks! Winston

"For you Dragon Riders out there..."

 

Well, I'm quite thankful that you have spent your time to read this. For you quick information, this isn't some kind of story. Wait, wait, don't close the page. This is some information you might also want to figure out. A long lost piece of knowledge people has never figured out of. After all, the title sounds neat, doesn't it? You can say this is a textbook, but I would say, a deep dive into adventure. And the mystery all behind them.

From when I was young, I have my passion on these vile creatures. The passion to learn them, and to study them through. They feel important, and I respect that matter of fact. And my passion does not only go until that far. I love them like I love myself. They are like my alternate guardians. My protector for the world. With some research, I have finally managed to figure out the true meaning of them.
Truthfully, I even manage to see them, talk to them. I'll explain that later.

Now that I have experienced this. It's my turn to give it to you. If it's possible, people can even make it as an international subject. We'll just need to wait and see in the future. The main subject of knowledge of the dragons, the famous fantasy, the wide-ranged legacy, Dracology.

"This is me, and I cannot change who I am."

Legacy itself says it, they're living reformation occurs. And yet, until now, they're quite famous among our society, our world. We can all know them, finding them in certain books, monasteries, paintings, and all others. But though, we haven't answered the true question: Do they really exist?

For an introduction, I will tell you that, they are truly among our existence. Now you may be thinking, "Where?" Yes. They are in another world, maybe far or near our own Earth, or even the Milky Way Galaxy.  But I feel that they also live in our Earth. Now that is quite impossible don't you think? Dinosaurs are extinguished, now dragons are in our world? No, not at all impossible. They still live in our world, I can tell you that. Not because that I can see them visually, or in my dreams, or sense them. It is because, we have not yet discovered this whole Earth. So now, we have not known what has been created has been discovered.

Now, a real introduction to Dracology. Well, if you think of it, 'draco' arrives from the word dragon, and -logy is a kind of study. Basically, Dracology is the study of dragons. Easy as pie. But what have you known about dragons? Are they, large? Small? Scaly? feathered? Good? Evil? A destroyer? Or a kind fellow? If you really read that much science fiction books, or young adult novels, yes, you know what they look like. They are the wild, the mighty, the fierce, the killer, the destroyer.
Or basically, the antagonists. But some books also claimed the dragons as protagonists: 'Dragon Rider Series' and 'Inheritance Cycle'. But I'm not talking of these books. I'm talking about the whole, wide-ranged society, figuring out the true meaning behind the dragon mythology. And that, we have to know about the facts of the dragons, what they look like or how large they truly are, or even they're death. Arriving with these facts will give us more clue to their existence, or even their purpose and their death.

Moreover, their existence cannot only be implied by a simple matter of words.
Like you, yourselves have seen, we have discovered false hoaxes of these certain matters. Instant sightings of these scaly creatures, either of them flying or in sight somewhere. We all can say that those are false, I agree. But the question behind them all, is why it is made in the first place? To prove the reality of dragons? But what is needed to be explained beyond that?

The word 'dragon' is derived from mythology, long time ago. They use to tell stories of the dragons. But, if you figured, why do they tell the stories? Why is it called 'dragon'? Why is it real from people hearing it? How can they know what dragons look like? This is because they really are there! We have just never seen it, for we weren't here at that time. The history can soon fade as time passes by, and can all the history of the world be (End of the World).

If you see in the internet. Dragon means: A legendary creature, typically with serpentine or reptilian traits, that features myths of many cultures. This is a true meaning, that dragons are legendary to our normal beings and they also have the traits of the reptilian family. Myths of them are now, of the past history we have lost throughout the time of man.

"And now today, we can still hear their echoes, roaring from the skies, searching for help. The rousing sound keeps me awake everyday, making me wonder what is next."

-Zubeida, the first dracologist

 

To be continued, "Dracology, the Complicated Prospect"...

 

Winston Setiawan

Jakarta, Indonesia

2014

7 comments

Christie on 15 October, 2018

Really interesting! Your writing style is awesome!

Dragon Lover on 31 May, 2018

I truly believe that dragons are real, but we just can't see them...yet. I believe that dragons help people as guardians, and I am pretty sure mine is very close always, although I can never get a very good look at her... but I don't think I need to know what my dragon guardian looks like to receive help and guidance from her. And when I say her it's not that I think they have a gender but more like a energy, sometimes it's male and sometimes female, like the way Mother Earth is more feminine and God is more masculine, but both are both. Dragons live in another dimension, similar to what how you said they live in another place in the Milky Way. But like some others, they can come here on Earth to help and guide us humans as we evolve. And I don't believe that dragons are evil, mean or cruel in any way, only pure light, love and compassion. By the way, I love your book and am trying desperately to get Dragon Rider 2! Thank you so much for showing the rest of the world how wonderful and awe-inspiring dragons really are!

Joanna on 8 April, 2017

You don't seriously live in Indonesia?! Like Winston, from Dragon Rider? Anyway, your text is amazing, keep it up!

Livi on 3 June, 2016

You inspire me...... if you are as interested in dragons as you say, just like I, you should read the Inheritance Cycle by Christopher Paolini. The first book is called Eragon, second is Eldest, third is Brisingr, and fourth is Inheritance. The books are quite thick, but I guess I'm used to that by now. -Your DragonRider admirer, Livi Shira Kaylan

Zoe Davad on 31 March, 2016

Quite interesting. Very intriguing. Perhaps someday scientists will find out dragons once lived here. Maybe.

Isobel C. on 23 June, 2014

Intriguing, Winston. I tend to adore science-fiction and fantasy novels, but never before have I thought about them as living creatures. Yes, it is obvious that you would want dragons around to satisfy your curiosity but the idea of them actually living here always seemed too unrealistic! I must say that although you have not entirely convinced me, with some more information I could at least glance down that road. -Isobel C.

Isobel C. on 23 June, 2014

Intriguing, Winston. I tend to adore science-fiction and fantasy novels, but never before have I thought about them as living creatures. Yes, it is obvious that you would want dragons around to satisfy your curiosity but the idea of them actually living here always seemed too unrealistic! I must say that although you have not entirely convinced me, with some more information I could at least glance down that road. -Isobel C.