Hush, you must be very quiet because I’m about to reveal a top secret that has been treasured by the bookish community for centuries. Or maybe years, but let’s say centuries because that sounds way cooler.
I see quite a crowd here so I’m assuming almost all of you know what a bookdragon is but for the benefit of the newbies I’ll give a quick explanation. Urban dictionary says that bookdragons are people who are not just bookworms but consume books so vigorously that their lives depend on it. Because calling us mere book worms is the gravest insult that there could be.
Now that we’re all on the same page I shall reveal why we’re all here- to know how a bookdragon is born. Hold on tight to your books, here we go!
HOW A BOOK DRAGON IS BORN
We can’t really say exactly when the whole process starts but experiments led by book loving scientists have led us to believe that the first few symptoms are when a person starts feeling a little lost and finds themselves to be day-dreaming. Dreams may be regarding books and they might find themselves getting lost while thinking what happens next. Vision becomes rather hazy and distorted but sharpens immediately when they are in close distance of a book. May develop an eerie ability to spot a book from miles away.
Soon they began to whisper and talk to themselves about unending things like failed plotlines or making speculations about the book or maybe even reprimanding the characters of their actions and behaviors. Even through closed doors they can be heard screaming about the deaths of their favourite characters or about particularly unforeseeable plot twists. Other sounds that may be heard include sobbing or wailing noises and squealing over OTPs and shenanigans of the characters.
Then comes a stage where the person has lost all sense of hearing except for book related words. If you so much as whisper the name of their favourite book from the other end of the room they’ll jump on you within seconds. But keep yelling in their ear about the laundry and you’ll get no response. They will forever have their nose in a book, it is advised not to try and snatch away the book or you may face unending growling and hissing.
And then comes the final stage when the transformation is fully complete. The bookdragon’s entire time is consumed by fandoms, book twitter, taking pictures of books and reading books, of course. Try taking away their books or digital devices and they’ll breathe fire down on you, reducing your existence to ash and smithereens.
So I hope you’ve all learned a lot, you will soon be well off on your transformations to book dragons if you aren’t already. It’s a wonderful journey you shall cherish, especially the end because aren’t we book dragons superior than everyone else?
Okay I’ve been away from a book for far too long so I got to go. Bye fellow and future book dragons!