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coiling snake

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i was digging through a box o' stuff and found two of my older sketchbooks! some of their contents were post-worthy, and this is one such content! (i think i just invented a new definition for that word.)
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HP oj5600
Date Taken
Aug 1, 2008, 4:32:29 PM
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May i have written permission to use this drawing for Band purposes? Send permission to rrflmlgr1@aol.com if you will allow it.
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band purposes? you mean, like, as a logo?
Dirktheblade's avatar
This is hot. reminds me of Jormungder, or howeevr you spell his name...
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jormungandr, jormung, jormungand, jormungander...eh, it's all the same as long as you've got approximately the right letters. i've never seen it spelled the same way twice, tell ya the truth. my snakie is sort of based on him, though, so good job for noticing! ^^
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*snickers* y'know, now ya mention it, me neither!
ah, cool!
kuronoalien's avatar
um wow cool pic
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this is awesome.
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Panamatt's avatar
That's a very creative design. It reminds me of the Ouroboros, and I particularly like the way you have it coiling in and out of itself. It almost looks like it would make a good ring or earring, kind of like a puzzle ring.
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yes, exactly! in fact, it's sort of inspired by a lot of snake legends. did you know that every major culture and/or religion has a legend that prominently features a snake? the same goes for dragons. why do you think humans seem to have a common interest in large scaly things?
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I remember once watching a bit of a documentary on the origins of dragons in mythology, because you're right, they are present in almost every culture. One of their ideas was that homo sapiens' primordial enemies were primarily snakes, birds of prey, and large felines. Features of each of those animals are present in dragons, particularly western dragons.

One could say that we have incorporated pure awesome, the things that humans truly admire in animals, and put them into mythical beasts like dragons, griffins, and so on and so forth.

In this case, I was just in awe of the intertwining pattern.
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i like the awesomeness theory!
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and i think everyone on my friends list would agree...
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Well, it's quite likely true.
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yeah, i am confident that is the case.
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Very cool, I like snakes. but I hate spiders, so make no wierd comments. Name him Jormungr!
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i had scribbled "jormungandr," "ourobouros," and "sseth" on the facing page...
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it was a while ago, so i couldn't tell you exactly what my thought process was.
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