Post by The_Cake_of_Roth on Apr 26, 2020 3:35:11 GMT
There are already some good ones in the twitter thread, but let's come up with some more!
"When the studios, as independent corporate bodies, fell apart in the late 1950s and early 1960s, assembly-line film production ended. And then the dragons arrived."
"On Sunday, the eleventh of November, 196-, while sitting at the bar of the New Parrot Restaurant in my home town, Watertown, New York, awaiting the telecast of the New York Giants-Dallas Cowboys football game, I had what, at the time, I took to be a heart attack. And then the dragons arrived."
I just picked a handful of books from my library though and thought this was also nice. From Hermann Hesse's Siddhartha:
In the shade of the house, in the sunshine of the riverbank near the boats, in the shade of the Sal-wood forest, in the shade of the fig tree is where Siddhartha grew up, the handsome son of the Brahman, the young falcon, together with his friend Govinda, son of a Brahman.
"It was the best of times. It was the worst of times. And then the dragons arrived."
"Hale knew, before he had been in Brighton three hours, that they meant to murder him. And then the dragons arrived."
"Mrs. Dalloway said she would buy the flowers herself. And then the dragons arrived."
"We were somewhere around Barstow on the edge of the desert when the drugs began to take hold. And then the dragons arrived."
"Emma Woodhouse, handsome, clever, and rich, with a comfortable home and happy disposition, seemed to unite some of the best blessings of existence; and had lived nearly twenty-one years in the world with very little to distress or vex her. And then the dragons arrived."
"'Christmas won't be Christmas without any presents,' grumbled Jo, lying on the rug. And then the dragons arrived."
"'Where's Papa going with that axe?' said Fern to her mother as they were setting the table for breakfast. And then the dragons arrived."
"A screaming comes across the sky. And then the dragons arrived."
"See the child. He is pale and thin, he wears a thin and ragged linen shirt. He strokes the scullery fire. And then the dragons arrive."
"All this happened, more or less. The war parts, anyway, are pretty much true. One guy I knew really was shot in Dresden for taking a teapot that wasn't his. And then the dragons arrived."
"'Yes, of course, if it's fine tomorrow,' said Mrs. Ramsay. 'But you'll have to be up with lark,' she added. To her son these words conveyed an extraordinary joy, as if it were settled, the expedition were bound to take place, and the wonder to which he had looked forward, for years and years it seemed was, after a night's darkness and a day's sail, within touch. And then the dragons arrived."