Dragon-A-Day Online: Day 59

Dutch: [the Predator pulls off his mask] You’re one… *ugly* motherfucker!
Predator” (1983)

Because one person liked yesterday’s ugly dragon on Facebook, I decided to revisit it.

While working on this post, I got to wondering if our collective knowledge and expectations have shifted our convention of what a monster is too radically (if I’m making any sense at all). That is to try to say that with our collective expanded understanding of anatomy and physics, combined with exponential increases in image-making capabilities (and the resulting increasingly higher and higher heights necessary in order for our belief to suspend properly), perhaps we’ve “come too far” for lack of a better way to describe it, and we might never return to that happy place where a snake with legs and other (cobbled-together chimeras) is a terrifying creature that gets stories told about it for years.

tl;dr: Sometimes I think that we are too smart for our own good; it takes some of the magic out of magic, which is not science without an explanation, thankyouverymuch.

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