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Shamaunij [mc134f] - Wyrm Stage by indyana Shamaunij [mc134f] - Wyrm Stage by indyana
A Bishen Realm / BishenRealm adoption.  Bishel dragons are growing adoptions earned by submitting art or writing for each stage.

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Dragon: Shamaunij
ID#: mc134f
Description: Machesri Nightsky Female Wyrm
Bondmate: Anand
Adopter: ixris ( Platinum Star Parent by indyana)
Clutch: Machesri Clutch 14: Wild

Wyrm Notes: Introducing the first Nightsky Bishel dragon!  This little girl's scales only contain white stars at the moment.

Nightsky Color Information:  Nightsky dragons are a uniform, inky black.  Their hides and scales absorb light and reflect very little, making them deep black, even in broad daylight.  Moving reflections of space elements, such as stars, nebulae, and planets populate their back and belly scales.  Each dragon has its own set of celestial bodies that travel through its scales, although the contents can change as the dragon grows.  Nightsky dragons are inspired by the void and the dark energy moving through it.  They can develop powers relating to teleportation and repelling objects.  Some also explore phasing through matter, time, or space.  These dragons need lots of space and do not feel comfortable staying planetside for long.  Many also suffer from claustrophobia or, at the very least, hate feeling confined.


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Machesri Female Egg (Current Version) by indyana


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Endara-Mae Featured By Owner Apr 25, 2015  Hobbyist General Artist
Ooooo~ *_* She is so, so pretty, and so very dark! Those stars in her back and belly scales are gorgeous! I wonder if they'll also be in wing membranes(?), maybe(?), should she grow to be arboreal or a hybrid arboreal. I hope to one day be able to write a dragon story that inspires a new color; that's awesome! :D She is so lovely! Congrats, Lilu! Space Dragon! :dance:


Djose Kianga: *sneaks in and tosses a Girl Dragons in SPACE! club T-Shirt at the Nightsky wyrm* Pssst~ you should totally be our club president. ^_~
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indyana Featured By Owner Apr 25, 2015  Hobbyist Digital Artist
LOL  Djose sprang to mind today.  I love space dragons!  lethe-gray has several as well.

Thanks for the compliments.  As mentioned above, the more colors I create, the more difficult it gets to pinpoint the ones in between.  I have faith that you'll do it one of these days!
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ixris Featured By Owner Apr 26, 2015  Hobbyist General Artist
That's right!  Because **** (or is it ACTUALLY "Four Star"?) and Woodstock and their gang of roving Guide reporters have such a plush ride, I (somehow, wtf?) forgot that theirs were space!dragons, too.  Man, lethe-gray, originator of the Space Dragon franchise.  :heart:  Go you, Shard!
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lethe-gray Featured By Owner Apr 26, 2015  Hobbyist Writer
lol Yeah, technically they're in the Caledrus, the much more stable and controlled version of the Heart of Gold. It's a research vessel.

Actually I have a couple *actually space* dragons too, ones which others have made for giveaways that are amazingly cool.

www.droppin-the-fork.com/drago… <-- love those.
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ixris Featured By Owner Apr 26, 2015  Hobbyist General Artist
Oh man, that white one!  (also the Gravity Wyrms!  I was around when those were getting passed out, but I had no idea where to put it, lol)

I couldn't remember the Caledrus' name, and I didn't want to misspeak.  :heart:  You know, more than I already do.  lol
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lethe-gray Featured By Owner Apr 26, 2015  Hobbyist Writer
>_> you know I have that Chxalli / Mai clutch. >_> you know you want one.
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ixris Featured By Owner Apr 26, 2015  Hobbyist General Artist
LOLOLOL I probably do.  XD;

Remind me, because my nexus lore has always been super weak - the Chxalli are the crazy elemental fire spirits (like there was one for sodium, etc)?  (

also I have no idea what a Mai is...)
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lethe-gray Featured By Owner Apr 26, 2015  Hobbyist Writer
www.droppin-the-fork.com/drago…

Signup's in the Giveaways thread at the Nexus >_>
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indyana Featured By Owner Apr 26, 2015  Hobbyist Digital Artist
A little funny that no one's ever come close to triggering a space coloration when so many dragons have traveled on space ships.  I think the difference was all the time spent meditating on space (both actual meditation by characters and the constant theme of the black).

Plus, a lot of this is me trying to pick up on the dragon vibes. XD  Some dragons just scream certain colors at me.
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ixris Featured By Owner Apr 26, 2015  Hobbyist General Artist
I'm actually surprised it took so long, too.  I mean, how long has "Celestial" been synonymous with "SUPER EPIC SPACE DRAGON" in the really old dragon circles? (it was one of the colors for the glenns, I know that, and since 'indy made the glenns' was totally my reasoning for trying for a black and that worked, this theory TOTALLY holds water, lol [I know that is NOT actually how this works])

I am stupidly in love with how much the characters in this story cannot shut up about the black.  I mean, it's essentially like constantly talking about the weather.

I am now imagining you going "Okay, little egg, it's time to ha--" "REEEEEDDDDD!!!!!!!!!! RED WOMAN RED DO YOU HEAR ME REEEEDDDDDD!!!!!!!"
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indyana Featured By Owner Apr 26, 2015  Hobbyist Digital Artist
True story.

XD

And Celestial is Bishen Realm canon, since Gratira and Aritarg are both Celestials.  Good luck unlocking that one, minions.  *snickers*
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ixris Featured By Owner Apr 26, 2015  Hobbyist General Artist
*SPITTAKE*  

Oh MAAAAANNNNN @_______@
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ixris Featured By Owner Apr 25, 2015  Hobbyist General Artist
Maunij: *is given a t-shirt!?*  o_____O ........??
'Dara: *whisperwhisper - explain*
Maunij: OH!  n___n  ........... um....   maybe not president...?  but ... but thank you!



Man, I'm like "FREAKING MANTA RAY WINGS NEED TO HAPPEN HOW DO I DO THAT!?!?!"  lol  (I don't think that's a viable bishel mutation XD; )  I am freaking in love with her on the webpage.  Indy did a FANTASTIC job on the matte black thing.  :heart:  She just completely disappears except for her starglows.  I love it.  *___*
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karimuffin Featured By Owner Apr 25, 2015  Professional General Artist
Her eyes are utterly gorgeous, as well as he belly scales. Ffff. She's so very cute! The way you shaded her kind of reminds me of the look of satin. I just want to pet her.
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indyana Featured By Owner Apr 25, 2015  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Thank you!  I was thinking about black velvet and the way it sucks in light as I was coloring her. :)
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karimuffin Featured By Owner Apr 25, 2015  Professional General Artist
You did a fantastic job of mimicking black velvet. :heart: ... O_o how would her scales feel btw? Just idle curiosity.
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indyana Featured By Owner Edited Apr 25, 2015  Hobbyist Digital Artist
In general, I imagine Machesri hide to feel solid and textured, sort of somewhere between skin and leather.  Her hide would probably feel a bit more textured or "grippy" than normal.  Same with the back and belly scales, which I imagine are a little harder and smoother on normal Machesri.
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ixris Featured By Owner Apr 25, 2015  Hobbyist General Artist
Do it.  Pet her.  She likes pettings.
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karimuffin Featured By Owner Apr 25, 2015  Professional General Artist
XD I will. *petpet* Such a cutie.
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ixris Featured By Owner Edited Apr 26, 2015  Hobbyist General Artist
maunij: n___n oh, okay, this is nice.  *streeeettttcccchh, be petted*
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ixris Featured By Owner Apr 25, 2015  Hobbyist General Artist
I have this to say right now:

SPACE DRAGONS!!!!!
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indyana Featured By Owner Apr 25, 2015  Hobbyist Digital Artist
I'm in SPAAACE 

Please enjoy your pitch black wyrm and your pitch black background.  Mua ha ha haaa.  XD

Realized I neglected to send you my awesome wyrm form letter. Let me know if you want it.
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ixris Featured By Owner Apr 25, 2015  Hobbyist General Artist
*AHEM* Now for a reply of actual!content:

INDY SHE LOOKS SO FREAKING BOSS ON THE BLACK BACKGROUND!!!!!!121!!!;lgj;lJS:LFJS:LJSDG:LPWHWEPOTLFVDJ:LJKS:DGLJEW:TLj 

(see. that was totally content. lol)

Shamaunij is up, and her stats are updated: ixris.discalced.net/mixed/heis… (or ixris.discalced.net/mixed/heis… for those who just want to find the stats page easily and see what I'm talking about. :D )  I totally made up backstories for her parents, because I am tired of having weird orphan-like dragons from wild clutches.  (looking at you, Benedict)  Tell me if you want me to knock that stuff off.  :heart:

There appears to be a typo in your description of Nightsky dragons?   Some also expore phasing through matter - did you perhaps mean 'explore'?

And two questions:

- Do her stars emit light of their own?  Like, would she have little pinpoints of bright light shining out of the shadows if she were sitting in a darkish room?

- Being a carbon-based (if MAGICAL) creature, she can't survive in space, can she?  We're going to have to find someone who can rig an EVA suit for this kid, aren't we?  lol
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indyana Featured By Owner Edited Apr 25, 2015  Hobbyist Digital Artist
LOL  Yes, explore.

Yes, the stars emit light.  They move across her entire body BUT are only visible when on the belly and back scales, so often elements are out of view.  I've imagined that the dragons can control them with concentration and practice, so she could learn to "hide" them away from her scales and go dark (or, I suppose, push lots of stuff on to the scales and make them really bright?).

As a Nightsky, she has some natural resistance that she could develop.  For example, she could learn to repel the radiation/energy that would normally kill her.  She does have to breathe though, and the vacuum of space would be a problem.  A solution to that could be for her to learn to phase out and become incorporeal, but it would take a lot of practice indeed to maintain that for any length of time.  In the long run, some sort of space suit would be a lot less taxing.
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ixris Featured By Owner Apr 26, 2015  Hobbyist General Artist
I get it now.  I wasn't sure how much the stars were permanent or how much they were reflections (I believe you used that word above?).  So I'm glad I asked that, because that clarified something I didn't realize I was confused about.  Thank you!

Yeah, color-based reasons that terrible irresponsible thing that happened to her made sure she was TOTALLY OKAY YO.  :heart:  Thank you.  Now my whole head is like "..... BUT SHE'S A SNAKE.  HOW WILL HER FACE BE IN THE HELMET?!?!"  And Anand is just laughing.

Also, I just read your answer to Kari about her texture, and I've internalized this as "SHE HAS SHARK SKIN".  Is that far removed from the correct understanding?

Thank you for letting us grill you on such a pretty thing, captain.  :heart:
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indyana Featured By Owner Apr 26, 2015  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Hmm, would it be better if I replaced "reflections" with "images" in the description?  Basically, they are little, magical models of celestial bodies.  I guess "reflections" in that they can be influenced by things the dragon sees or likes, but not actual reflections of things off her scales.

Well, you could rig a collar inside the suit to keep it from riding up on her... or maybe... lol  *spends time considering a dragon space suit...*

... and no, that's a great description!  Wish I'd remembered that sharks have that type of grabby skin.  Yes, pretty much shark skin.

I'm glad you guys ask questions.  If I tried to write down every little detail I consider when making these dragons, we'd end up with a massive tome of crap that no one would ever read, so I try to let you all ask about things that pique your interest instead.
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ixris Featured By Owner Apr 26, 2015  Hobbyist General Artist
Perhaps something along the lines of 'moving elements of space objects'?  Though that sounds kind of clumsy, too.  :\  (my brain right now: blue giants blue giants blue giants blue giants @___@ )

:giggle:  I'm just going to have a whole page dedicated to 'space dragon gets her space suit' XD;

HENCE THE ADVANCED SECTION OF THE WEBSITE.  :heart:  It's neat to see everyone else's questions in this more forum-like format, though.  What used to be just a whole flood of e-mails, now we all get to read and reference what everyone else says (if we want to).
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indyana Featured By Owner Apr 26, 2015  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Hmm, maybe I'll start making detail pages for things and pile the extra info into them for linking from the quick blurbs.  That way, it will be there without blowing up my "basic" pages...
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ixris Featured By Owner Apr 25, 2015  Hobbyist General Artist
Also: I am so disappointed that I didn't get my wyrm form letter.  I DEMAND A FORM LETTER.  (I don't actually, but I thought your egg letters were so cute! :heart: )
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ixris Featured By Owner Apr 25, 2015  Hobbyist General Artist
I have been screaming in joy for the last 15 minutes (or however long).  And also laughing myself sick that I just continue to get black dragons! (well... she is...)

Qui said that she quite liked the lineart color (? i am slightly color blind, so I'm going to take her word on that, lol).  I love that when you tilt the laptop screen a certain way, all she looks like is a constellation.  Also, as glittery as she is, I freaking LOVE the stardust in her eyes.  All I keep thinking is "Oh my god, it's full of stars..."  I am such a happy freaking nerd right now.

Thank you!  *GLOMHUG!!!*  @___@  Spacedragonspacedragonspacedragonspacedragon....
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indyana Featured By Owner Apr 25, 2015  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Yeah, I realized that I was just adding to your collection... XD  And it's even funnier given that the last stage I did for you was also black.  You avoided all the existing color elements though (which is getting more difficult to do as more colors get added...).  Even though deep space is dark and cold, and despite the fact that you locked her in a warehouse, it didn't have a Black vibe at all.

Quis has good eyes!  The line art is a very pale overlay on the black, but I wanted it to be almost invisible.  Just subtle enough that people's brains would fill in a shape to her on your background.

Eee, I'm so glad you like her! :happy: 
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indyana Featured By Owner Apr 26, 2015  Hobbyist Digital Artist
The line art is /always/ there.  Even if I turn down the opacity to next to nothing, they are never truly lineless.  I almost feel like I should now post the inkings in scraps or something afterward so people can see the lines. XD  I love the lines... 
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ixris Featured By Owner Apr 26, 2015  Hobbyist General Artist
Man, I would love to see a 'how it's done' from you sometime.  X3
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indyana Featured By Owner Apr 26, 2015  Hobbyist Digital Artist
I know people do have progress videos or streams... maybe I should look into how that is done at some point, as folks might find it interesting.  I promise not to edit out all the times I go, "NO, IT'S ALL CRAP!" and hit Edit > Clear.
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ixris Featured By Owner Apr 26, 2015  Hobbyist General Artist
AHAHAHAAHAHAH :hug:

The other thing you could do is just make a simple anigif of the process.  You know, if streams or vids are kind of a pain for you.  :heart:
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ixris Featured By Owner Apr 26, 2015  Hobbyist General Artist
Uny had to put up with so much of me going "Well maybe it'll be this instead? :\" fretfulness in the last month.  I was like "well, maybe if Anand were a stronger influence instead of Mr. Stay-out-of-the-way-of-baby-dragons, she'd be ... mountain haze?  buckskin? .... I guess those would work?"  Black kept coming up, but I was like "except she'd be the NICEST AND CALMEST AND PACIFISTEST FREAKING BLACK DRAGON EVER" and Kip and Julep kept giving me the stink-eye like 'wtf is wrong with this kid!?'  My other thought was that she might be moonstone - I mean, the story IS full of bad turns on a ship.  I was so crossing my fingers against that one.

And yeah, I don't think her story is so much 'traditional black' story.  It's got too much about connections and families to be a story that a regular black would thrive in.  :heart:

I was actually surprised that the lineart was noticeable at all since your more recent dragons totally eschew it.  I mean, given her color being black on black on black, obvs you had to change something up, so I didn't dock you for it.  And she's freaking awesome, no matter what you had to do to make it work.

Oh geez, I am so in love with her.  :heart:  Thank you so freaking much.  @__@
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