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10 More Things You Don't Know About Dragons


As soon as I saw the ď10 Things you didnít knowĒ meme start back up again, I knew immediately that I needed to write one up for myself. Actually, this will be the second one of these Iíve ever written. If youíre really interested, you can read the original 10 Things You Donít Know about Dragons blog that I wrote three years ago. That blog was mainly video game related. Iíve decided instead to make this blog a little more personal. I hope you enjoy.

1) I actually started the original ď10 Things you donít know about ..Ē meme.

Yeah I bet you didnít know that one did you. I wrote the original blog entry that kicked this entire meme off. To my misfortune, I decided to do this on a weekend when I was doing the Cblogs recaps. I had to recap the majority of the meme myself. It took forever to do, but was so worth it. You can find the original meme recap here.

2) The thing I want most in this world is to have a big family of my own.

I grew up in a huge family, with lots of uncles, aunts, cousins, and second cousins. Ever since I was a kid I always knew that I would want to have a big family of my own, with lots of kids and grandchildren. That might seem a little sappy, but I donít really care. Itís a dream Iíve always had, and hopefully one day my wife and I will be able to make it a reality.

3) Iím obsessed with working out and Iíve lost 30+ pounds in the last 3 years.

When I first met my wife I weighed the most I ever had in my life. Going out to nice lunches everyday and not working out will do that to you. When I met her though, I decided it was time for a change, so I stopped going out to lunch and started working out and bringing in healthier lunches instead. I now work out 4 days a week, which includes weight lifting, running, and playing basketball, and since then Iíve lost 30+ pounds. Itís something Iím extremely proud of.

4) My favorite TV show of all time is Babylon 5.

Iím not afraid to admit it. Iím a complete Babylon 5 junkie. I own every single episode on DVD, including all the made-for-TV movies, and I think Iíve seen everyone one at least 4 or 5 times. The characters and the story are just so incredibly good. Other shows like Deep Space 9 and Battlestar Galactica have come to close to what Babylon 5 did, but neither of them could top it.

5) I had a chance to meet Felicia Day at E3 2010, but I chickened out!

She was standing 10 feet away from me with a couple of her friends and all I had to do was walk over, say hello, and tell her how awesome I think she is. Instead I pussied out like the chicken I am. It was a low moment in my life that could have been an awesome one! Thereís a lesson to be learned from this kids Ö I think.

6) I own every episode of Sex and the City on DVD.

Itís a good show damnit and thatís all Iím going to say about that!

7) Iím the longest running Cblog Recapper left.

I started doing the CBlog recaps back in 2008, and I havenít quit since. Thatís almost 4 years for those of you keeping count. Destructoid has changed a whole hell of a lot in those 4 years, and lot of great community members have come and gone, but I still love this place. I donít know how much longer Iíll be a recapper, but Iíll keep reading them if you keep writing them.

8) My wife is better than me at Mario Kart.

Iíve never admitted this to her, but I need to admit it to someone. We actually played Mario Kart together on our very first date, and I lost to her badly then. Iíve only continued to lose to her since. Iím good at games damnit, especially racing games, but she is just better at me at Mario Kart. Itís time to stop denying the truth and just admit it to myself.

9) I collect dragons.

I bet this one comes as a real shocker doesnít it. If Iím out shopping and I see a cool dragon statue, or a cool stuffed animal dragon, I buy it. Iíve been doing this for about 10 years now, and while my collection isnít gigantic, itís getting larger every day. Iím really picky though, and Iím not willing to spend tons of money, so it has to be a dragon that really catches my eye for me to pick it up. The picture above is of the collection of dragons I have in my office at work.

10) I play the bagpipes.

No Iím not Scottish, but I have been to Scotland. I started playing the bagpipes when I joined the Boy Scouts. My troop leader always had this dream of starting his own pipe and drum band, so he decided to turn his Boy Scout troop into a band. We all started out playing when we were only 10 years old, and the band just blossomed from there. We toured all over the east coast, performing at community events, in parades, at Boy Scout camps, churches, weddings and private parties. Our biggest performance was playing in front of 100,000 people at the 1994 National Boy Scout Jamboree. If you must know Ö I do own a Kilt, which I would wear proudly today if I could still fit into it.
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About SilverDragon1979one of us since 10:29 AM on 05.30.2008

Name: Shawn
Age: 37
Location: Raleigh, NC

*Senior Writer at GamerLimit.com.

*Follow me on Twitter: Shawne1979

*Official member of the Cblogs Recap team.

Systems Currently Owned:
- PS4, PS4 Pro, Xbox Obe, 3DS, XBOX360, PS3, PSPgo, PS2, Wii, GameCube, DS, SNES, NES, NES Classic

Games I'm Currently Playing:
- Random Stuff

Game Reviews:
- Star Wars: The Force Unleashed 2
- Metroid: Other M
- Starcraft II: Wings of Liberty
- Prince of Persia: The Forgotten Sands
- God of War 3
- Blaster Master Overdrive
- Dark Void
- Ratchet and Clank Future: A Crack in Time
- LEGO Rock Band
- Borderlands (PC)
- Uncharted 2: Among Thieves
- Dead Space: Extraction
- Darkest of Days
- The Beatles: Rock Band
- Shadow Complex
- Shatter

Front Paged
1) The Start of the Affair: Civilization
2) Feel the Hatred: The onslaught of Fall/Winter game releases
3) Halo-Life: Call of TurokShock - The Best FPS you Never Played

My Favorite Entries
1) My introduction post. Get to know me if you dare!
2) The Dragon's Den - My Gaming Setup
3) The Dragon's Lair - My New Office
4) The 12 Days of Destructoid Christmas

When it comes to video games I am obsessive-compulsive about beating them. If I start a game I must finish it. No matter how bad, or how hard it is I will not rest until the ending credits have rolled across the screen. Like Bruce Hornsby says ... that's just the way it is!

Games Beaten/Played Recently (in chronological order):
- Super Mario Odyssey
- Metroid: Samus Returns
- Dark Souls 3
- Batman: Arkham Knight
- Superhot
- The Last of Us: Left Behind
- Deus Ex: Mankind Divided
- Blaster Master Zero
- Legend of Zelda: Breath of the Wild
- Final Fantasy VI Advance
- Ratchet and Clank
- Titanfall 2
- Zelda II
- Gears of War 4
- No Man's Sky
- Inside
- Uncharted 4: A Thief's End
- Overwatch
- Bloodborne
- Rise of the Tomb Raider
- The Witness
- Firewatch
- Downwell
- XCOM 2
- Metal Gear Solid V: The Phantom Pain
- Starcraft 2: Legacy of the Void
- Halo 5
- Heroes of the Storm (level 40)
- You Must Build a Boat
- Metal Gear Solid V: Ground Zeroes
- The Witcher 3: Wild Hunt
- Pikmin 3
- Grow Home
- Ori and the Blind Forest
- Volgarr the Viking
- Axiom Verge
- Metal Gear Rising: Revengence
- Sunset Overdrive
- Bayonetta 2
- Diablo 3: Ultimate Evil Edition
- Far Cry 4
- Shadow of Modor
- Civilization: Beyond Earth
- The Walking Dead: Season 2
- Destiny
- Transistor
- Wolfenstein: The New Order
- Shovel Knight
- Assassin's Creed 4: Black Flag
- Rayman Legends
- Fire Emblem: Awakening
- Strider
- Infamous: Second Son
- Titanfall
- Broken Age (Part 1)
- Far Cry 3: Blood Dragon
- Guacamelee
- The Stanley Parable
- DMC: Devil May Cry
- Papers, Please
- The Walking Dead: 400 Days
- Gone Home
- Brothers: A Tale of Two Sons
- Super Mario 3D World
- The Swapper
- Need for Speed: Rivals
- The Legend of Zelda: A Link Between Worlds
- Killzone: Shadow Fall
- Resogun
- Hotline Miami
- Grand Theft Auto 5
- Super Mario 3D Land
- Saints Row IV
- Rogue Legacy
- Saints Row: The Third
- The Last of Us
- God of War: Ascension
- Aliens: Infestation
- AntiChamber
- Tomb Raider
- The Room
- Bioshock Infinite
- Starcraft 2: Heart of the Swarm
- Bastion
- Far Cry 3
- XCOM: Enemy Unknown
- Assassin's Creed 3
- Mark of the Ninja
- The Walking Dead: Episode 5
- Spec Ops: The Line
- Halo 4
- The Walking Dead: Episode 4
- Need for Speed: Most Wanted
- The Walking Dead: Episode 3
- Borderlands 2
- The Walking Dead: Episode 2
- Darksiders 2
- Dust: An Elysian Tale
- Resistance 3
- Warhammer 40,000: Space Marine
- The Walking Dead: Episode 1
- From Dust
- Assassin's Creed: Revelations
- Diablo 3
- Fez
- Journey
- Mass Effect 3
- Batman: Arkham City
- Gears of War 3
- Rayman Origins
- Assassin's Creed: Brotherhood
- Bulletstorm
- Dead Space 2
- Portal 2
- Uncharted 3: Drake's Deception
- Donkey Kong Country Returns
- Back to the Future: Episode 1
- Ghostbusters: The Video Game
- Need for Speed: Hot Pursuit
- Enslaved: Pigsy's Perfect 10
- Enslaved: Odyssey to the West
- Call of Duty: Black Ops
- Dragon Age: Origins
- Star Wars: The Force Unleashed 2
- Halo: Reach
- Metroid: Other M
- Starcraft 2: Wings of Liberty
- Super Mario Galaxy 2
- Prince of Persia: The Forgotten Sands
- Final Fantasy 13
- God of War 3
- Battlefield: Bad Company 2
- Bioshock 2
- Blaster Master Overdrive
- Mass Effect 2
- Dark Void
- Darksiders
- Assassin's Creed II
- Batman: Arkham Asylum
- Ratchet and Clank Future: A Crack in Time
- Modern Warfare 2
- LEGO Rock Band
- God of War: Chains of Olympus
- Borderlands
- Uncharted 2: Among Thieves
- Dead Space: Extraction
- Halo 3: ODST
- Darkest of Days
- The Beatles: Rock Band
- Uncharted: Drake's Fortune
- Shadow Complex
- Resistance 2
- MadWorld
- Shatter
- Bionic Commando
- X-Men Origins: Wolverine
- Gears of War 2
- Beyond Good and Evil
- Dead Space
- Prince of Persia & Epilogue DLC
- Ratchet and Clank Future: Search for Booty
- Killzone 2
- Shadow of the Colossus
- Flower
- Fallout 3
- LEGO Star Wars: TCS
- Call of Duty 4: Modern Warfare
- Mirror's Edge
- Resident Evil 4: Wii Edition
- Star Wars: The Force Unleashed
- Mega Man 9
- Mario Galaxy
- God of War 2
- Gears of War
- Metal Gear Solid 4
- Grand Theft Auto 4
- Bioshock
- Assassin's Creed
- Halo 3
- Forza Motorsport 2
- Mass Effect
- Heavenly Sword
- Ratchet and Clank Future: TOD
- Portal
- Resistance: FOM
- Metal Gear Solid 3
- God of War
- Metroid Prime 2

Backlog (Games I own but haven't played):
- Skyrim
- Forza 4
- Supreme Commander 2
- The Last Remnant
- Quantum Conundrum
- Hitman: Blood Money
- Rage
- Sleeping Dogs
- Civilization V
- The Binding of Isaac
- Far Cry 2
- Star Wars: Knights of the Old Republic
- Brutal Legend
- Infamous
- Deus Ex: Human Revolution
- Resident Evil 5
- The Longest Journey
- Just Cause
- Just Cause 2
- Half Life 2
- The Chronicles of Riddick: Escape from Butcher's Bay
- The Chronicles of Riddick: Assault on Dark Athena
- Red Faction Guerilla
- Metroid Prime 3
- Dragon Age 2

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