Cognitive Dissonance

(NOTE: Based on time elapsed since the posting of this entry, the BS-o-meter calculates this is 4.824% likely to be something that Ferrett now regrets.)

I always get weirded out when someone discusses draconic behavior with the confidence of someone discussing a real animal: “Well, you know, dragons aren’t pack animals, but they do get lonely and seek comfort.”  What the fuck?  Dragons don’t exist, motherfucker!
But my friends discussing the best ways to kill a zombie, with the confidence of hardened apocalypse survivalists who’ve put a thousand walkers back in the grave? Sure, man, that’s what we do.
Remember, kids, it’s pretty fucked up to discuss unicorns like they existed. But if you wanna talk about how to avoid Cthulhu? Shit, sit in my living room and opine.

2 Comments

  1. David
    May 2, 2015

    Perhaps because dragons are less fixed in their representation than these other things? If I wanted to talk about dragons that way, I’d have to specify that I was talking about e.g. Pern dragons, or Tolkien dragons.

  2. Jim Ryan
    May 3, 2015

    Hey, don’t me started about gorgons; that’s stuff you do NOT share with a family audience…

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