this is my entry for the dragon-sona contest. basically it's a dragonized persona of yourself.
now, contrary to popular belief, my "Wazaga" persona was never really a dragon. it was literally just a blue lizard with ears. but since Wazaga and Cheeko are practically accidental twins on the internet, anyone who watches both of us or sees our persona's together automatically labeled "Wazaga" as a "dragon."
which I always thought was amusing.
anyway, if I WAS going to be a dragon, this is probably what I would look like.
why? well, Saudi Arabia is technically part of the Asian Continent. and we also have allot of dealings with the far east, which means I deal with many cultures almost on a daily basis (mostly to do with Indonesia, Philippine, India, Pakistan and Bangladesh) that being said, any actual dragon designs we Arabs have would be more Eastern based. I've seen a few old urns and tapestries that prove it.
so Eastern-ish dragon it would be.
on the other hand, I would still pertain to my actual culture. which is why I decided to dress in something of an Abaya (woman's covering robes)
I'm proud of my culture. there are allot of people with misgivings, misinformation or simply lack the understanding that I am not bound by our strange dress code. I would go so far as to say that I'm perhaps more liberated by it than most women in world.
however, that doesn't mean we don't have some faults on that account. I've always thought of myself as a rebel and someone too-smart-for-her-own-good. the amount of backwards thinking I have to live against is downright disheartening. and the worst of it is needing to wear a mask to be "part of the crowd" lest you be "shunned for thinking differently". and that's why I would consider myself a sort of pirate. I may live in a dictated community, but that brittle shell is slowly being chipped away by today's youths. we're trying hard to develop ourselves and be more open to strange ideas. one of which is freedom of expression. the soul media being art. my direct city or region may not support it currently. but it's being fought for. and I'm one of those people. I fight for the right to create what I want, how I want it, and am not afraid to speak my mind on any subject while I'm at it. be it art, politics or un-wanted subjects like drug abuse and abortions.
so there I am. Wazaga the Dragon as I see myself.