I was actually mugged on Monday evening, about an hour after I posted my last post, in fact, as I rode the light rail train home from Minneapolis to St. Paul.
Some middle school-aged kids stole my phone out of my hands and ran off the train. I wasn’t seriously hurt, just a few broken nails and a bruise on my arm because I grabbed one of them, and it could have been a lot worse, but it was still traumatic. And the police weren’t a great help either. I took the next day off from work to decompress.
I guess I can finally say I’ve had one of the quintessential “big city” experiences you see in the movies, after having lived in the Twin Cities for ten years now. I’ve always been careful, but I let my guard down because they were just kids. Ugh.
I was able to pay the insurance deductible and I received my replacement phone today, and almost everything on it was stored in the cloud anyway, so I haven’t really lost that much. But it was a violation, and the phone is passcode locked, so I don’t even think it’s any use to them since they turned it off to stop me from tracking it, so what was the point? It just sucks. 😦
But anyway, persian-pirate’s dragons don’t suck, in fact they’re wonderful, so why don’t we take a look at some more, shall we? This one is called Into The Void:
Next up, this lovely dragon and companion enjoying the scenery in Can’t Beat the View, which the artist describes as “Characters Gwilth and Ylnar from the [Czech/Slovak] RPG Dragon Riders.”
This next one has such unique coloring, and I love how some of persian-pirate’s dragons look like they’d be happy to curl up in your lap, like my own cats cuddled with me on Tuesday to cheer me up. This is Nyelm:
And then, just because I want to stuff more dragons into this post today, here are a few more — the blue is called Perla, the green is called Hunt Perspective, and the gold is called Ametrine Dragon. I had to look up Ametrine, which is apparently “a rare and unusual [gem]stone which occurs in quartz when amethyst and citrine reside in the same crystal.” (The pictures of the stone were a bit more purple than this guy, but who cares. It’s neat.)
Speaking of amethyst purple, this next one is called Tiiferi. I really like how persian-pirate uses patterned paper in a lot of her work. (Alliteration, yay!)
And finally, I really loved this dragon with his lantern, protecting a little bunny from the storm — I wish he’d been my companion on Monday, those kids would never have tried to mess with me! This is called Lampiony, and the artist says (in Czech, so thanks Google translate!) that she was worried about messing up the background, but I think it turned out wonderfully.
If you want to see more of persian-pirate’s work, you can check out her deviantart gallery, and also find her on Tumblr. Her dragons are lovely, but I also really like how she draws humans and portraits. As I went through her portfolio, I also realized that I’ve almost shared her artwork twice before! During the 2017 AtoZ Challenge, I could have used this Saphira when I posted about Eragon and the Inheritance Cycle; and for the Temeraire post, I could have shown you these OC’s called Twins. Check them out if you get a chance!
Okay, that’s it for me. I’ll be back with a spooky Halloween post next week, so stay tuned for that! Thank you so much for reading, take care, and stay creative!