A Dragon With a Plan – It Could Be Complicated

Today we have the final theory (for now, at least) as to why dragons seem to prefer maidens over men.  This one is a little more focused on cause-and-effect, because perhaps the dragons actually have some sort of strategy in mind (you never know!).

Theory #10

So, after a few abductions (and perhaps even some experimentation), the dragons would quickly discover a general pattern.  When they capture women, the men make a straightforward attack—an attempt to march on the dragon’s lair, kill it, and rescue the damsel.  Were they to take men, there could be several responses—

1: The men figure this other man should be manly enough to rescue himself.

2: The women get involved (because obviously the men aren’t as strong as they say they are, or one of them wouldn’t have been captured), and then what happens next is anybody’s guess.

3: The men decide it’s not worth it (dude isn’t worth the attempt)

4: The men attack anywaycurly-dragon

On the flip side, men seem to feel obligated to rescue the woman (and dragons always take beautiful women anyway, which pretty much quashes any hesitation).  While they might feel obligated with another guy, they might not (here, I’ll point out that in The Paper Bag Princess, it was the princess who had to rescue the guy; granted, the dragon did burn the castle, but there must have been men somewhere around, who therefore must have had no interest in the quest or they might have insisted on going in the princess’s stead).

Therefore, capturing women is the simplest way to obtaining a human and has the fewest consequences.  What they want a human for—that’s another question (which may or may not be answered by any of the previous theories).

8 thoughts on “A Dragon With a Plan – It Could Be Complicated”

    1. Yes, indeed, I did – I finally got the chance a little while ago. I have one thing to say about it – I’m still waiting!!

      ‘Twould be good
      For you to write
      So that I would
      Know more forthright!

      Thank you, thank you (for putting up with my bad poetry)

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  1. *claps* Bravo, bravo! You are a much better poet than I am. I am glad you enjoyed it. I know, I know. I really want to write. Honest. But the never ending schoolwork gets in the way. All last evening I spent working on our Non-Western exam and then I finished it earlier today. Now I have to write 6 pages of my thesis. Which I could do tomorrow right after chapel and before Dickens. But I probably should get a head start on it tonight.

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  2. Good news. I wrote 1,055 words of Jamie’s POV for Chapter 8 today while I helped my mom at her craft fair! Getting closer to having the chapter done.

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