Fortunately, I make it a habit of downloading a spare copy of each picture each time in case this happens (a holdover from my childhood using the internet; so many sites and pages that I used to visit now lost forever...), so it's not too hard to fix that.
So, here's a lovely picture that was done by tosaking a while back of Ddraig and Alexander as they'd appear in the "My Little Pony: Friendship is Magic" animation style! I still love the way this came out, and I keep insisting to Ddraigtanto that we should be getting more pictures like this done...
Sloooowly getting some more stories out...I uploaded one featuring her and her youngest hatchling recently, and Ddraig uploaded one of the Conclave chapters (the story showing just how Ddraig became monarch in the first place), with there being vague plans to sort out the revised "Dragons Unite" story...oh, and on Zhidkov's page there's the "Verdun" story we all worked on; aka Ddraig in World War I...quite something, and I'd strongly recommend it if you've missed it!
Anyway, once that's all done there'll be a solid set of stories covering this time period, and then it'll just need us to finish OSAS to cap it off.
Well, remember, before she was royalty she was in the Avalarian Army, so it was inevitable that she'd have been involved in both World Wars to a degree. We'd more or less figured out her role in WWII aaaages back, but WWI was trickier and the base idea changed several times before we finally managed to come up with this!
...incidentally, this tied in with us significantly tweaking world history as a result of dragons existing. Here, Avalar joined the Central Powers in World War I and fought against the Allies, Germany didn't annoy the United States and so they never joined the war (but they did send some volunteers), and in the end a bunch of revolts and other problems messed up both sides, leading to the war dragging on longer and ultimately ending in a stalemate with no clear victor (to the point where in hindsight everyone just views it as a stupid war and the rivalries as water under a bridge). WWII still happened, mind...all the angry extremists were still in the right place at the right time to capitalise on unrest and scapegoat everybody else, but some of the fine details ended up changing a bit...
...so yeah, just thought I'd mention that so you're not confused by Ddraig fighting the French alongside the Germans here. :p
When you decided to do a simple gift for a mate on his birthday and it ended up changing the course of history.
Ahh, I smile every time this tid-bit is referenced. Makes me feel like I did not toil in vain (that is, besides Ddraig's satisfaction).
Not too old by dragon standards; she was born in 1650...but remember, 10 years for a human is about 1 year for a dragon, so Ddraig's in her 30s right now.
WWI, not WWII.
There's a map here showing just how different the world ended up looking as a result of all this...check out Europe and the Middle East in particular; some very different borders there!
But yeah, it ended up being one hell of a godsend...changing that part of the history made it easier to change borders and governments and things that existed around the world in a way that worked with what we wanted to do, plus it meant we were able to work in stuff that we only learned about after playing Kaiserreich (if you've not heard of that, it's a AH mod for a game showing a world where Germany won WWI and the world ended up veeeery different...also, a Second American Civil War takes place between groups including Syndicalists (sort of a compromise between Capitalism and Communism), supporters of Huey Long (a southern politician who wanted to go further than FDR), Pacific Governors, and General Macarthur leading a junta to preserve democracy)...good stuff!)