Saturday, December 15, 2012

Album Review #1 - American Flyer

Throughout the course of the 1970's, LP's featured a diverse selection of musical choices, country rock, folk, disco, blues, classic rock, and other sorts of genres. Buried in the middle of the 70s was American Flyer. A folk rock supergroup featuring: Craig Fuller, formally of Pure Prairie League as well as Eric Kaz, songwriting master. It also featured Steve Katz formally of Blood, Sweat, & Tears with Doug Yule, of Velvet Underground. Don't remember Doug or Steve? None of us do... Don't even get me started on the Velvet Underground album "Squeeze"...

The album opens up with a soft but haunting piano piece on "Light of Your Love". Craig's powerhouse vocals to Eric's writings are to die for and give the album all it was asking for. The following track is once again Craig singing to Eric's writings to the song "Such A Beautiful Feeling". The song features a very upbeat feeling, but it feels lacking in the instruments. The Bearsville version Eric recorded in 1974 was very much superior in the instrument department. The Bearsville version can be found on "1000 Years Of Sorrow". The next track is "Back In 57", performed and written by Steve Katz. It's a typical folksy rock song, nothing special. Then Doug Yule comes in for track 4 and sings "Lady Blue Eyes", and every time I hear this record I wonder what American Flyer was thinking when they brought Doug aboard. Had they done research on Doug, they would have found Doug's project with Velvet Underground, (More of Doug, he was the only member...) was an album called "Squeeze". It received horrendous ratings and destroyed Velvet Underground. The next track, track 5, "Let Me Down Easy" was the peak of the album. It was a hit single and charted fairly high on Billboard at #80. Track 6 once again features Steve Katz in a typical folk rock song singing "M". Katz is a intermediate singer, lower than Craig's talent in vocals but sparks are defiantly visible. Tracks 7 (The Woman In Your Heart) and 8 (Love Has No Pride) are my least favorite of Craig's on the album. Love Has No Pride is a phenomenal song by Eric, but is more in suit for the female voice (as priorly demonstrated by Bonnie Raitt). Track 9, "Queen Of All My Days" is also by our favorite member Doug. Surprisingly, it was used as the flip side to the single of "Let Me Down Easy". Track 10, "Drive Away" is the one and only song on the album by Eric. George Martin (Producer of the album, and also producer of every "Beatle's" album, was curious to have every band member sing on the album). The track is a low for Eric. He was capable of much more, but overall it's an okay track. Track 11 helps close the album as Craig sings his final tune for the album with "Call Me, Tell Me". The strings are very nicely arranged but feel a little out of tune at the end of the song. The album finishes with a haunting string and piano piece called "End of a love Song" by George Martin and Eric Kaz.

Overall, the album was great, but there were obvious things that brought in down. Doug's poor sense of lyrics and singing, Eric's poor song choosing for his track, etc. The album did manage to find it's way nicely into the charts however, as opposed to a later but much superior album by Craig Fuller and Eric Kaz which didn't even scratch the surface of the charts. American Flyer probably did better do to a much larger advertising campaign, something neither Craig nor Eric ever really dabbled in, which is a shame as they are both great at what they do, which will be proven heavily 2 years later on their duo project entitled "Craig Fuller Eric Kaz". American Flyer was a strong album at parts, but weak at others, and a chain is only as strong as its weakest links. I give "American Flyer" a 7.5 / 10

Monday, November 19, 2012

I'm Back...

Hi Guys! :D

     I'm glad to be returning to my blogging! I'm going to try and get back into it, since I am also posting new videos. I'll probably be doing some CD and LP reviews, as I love music, and I love introducing people to new singers! Anyway, thanks for all your patience. I know I haven't posted in a while, this is do to the fact that I was messing with other channels. They were more highly acclaimed, but the joy just wasn't there. I had more followers, but they weren't as loyal and interested in my work as you guys. So I'll probably be with this blog and channel for quite a while! :)


Thursday, August 9, 2012

What's Your Favorite Way To Relax?

Lara's favorite way is to take pictures of her feet, but I suppose that's just how she is! :D

Thursday, August 2, 2012

Lara's Photo Album

"How do I work this thing, Dragon? A-ha, I see: this button takes the photo!"

So recently, Lara was suggesting that I provide her with a camera so she can take her own photos across the world of Tomb Raider, so I shared with her one and now every now and then she will be sharing some fun photos with you guys! Lara seems into photography all the sudden! (:

Friday, July 27, 2012

Diamond Wonders

Since I've had some free time, I decided to put together a forum! :D The forum is called Diamond Wonders and we discuss things such as Tomb Raider, Minecraft, & Others Videos. We also love to play games! So try and get the word out to all your Tomb Raiding buddies! Because we sadly have a shortage of members. Happy Raiding!

Tuesday, July 24, 2012


So Apparently...
Winston had managed to get a hold of my password on Tomb Raider Forums and decided to go around posting. At first it was pretty normal, but then he went around bumping 10 year old threads. 3 Threads to be exact. They were all in the technical support section. "I Was Just Trying To Help!" he claims. Winston's punishment is still being decided as well as my Ban time. In the mean time I will have plenty of time to be on my blog so check back often for updates on My Planet mission and etc! :D

Tuesday, July 17, 2012

Happy The Bear Wallpapers!

Enjoy These Original Happy The Bear Wallpapers!

Another Video From The Archives!

Let's Journey A Bit More Into The Lil Dragon Archives!
I've already shared the original ending to my first Tomb Raider video, but now I feel like sharing a bit more, so I proudly present a few unique clips from a really, really long time ago. A few of the clips date roughly a year. The clips are basically a test of animals replacing Winston to see if they will follow Lara. The monkey seemed like the most suitable fit. As you see in one of the clips we have a video of the monkey walking, as I'm guessing he was intended to go into Lara's home. I don't really remember why. I'm guessing planning fell through for that video due to the difficulty of having a Monkey do what you want. Butlers are easier to control you see! As for the second video, it was originally intended to be a tutorial on how to Fexmerg and TRItem data files. But I figured a typed tutorial may be much easier. Click the link below for the rare footage!

Thursday, July 12, 2012

Winston's Art

Well, I was finally feeling a little generous to Winston, so for one of the first times Winston has more screen time than Lara. In this new video Winston displays how he is not only a great butler, but he is also a great artist! He will share with you some magnificent art and explain it. I expect Winston may come onto my blog a little more often and share some of his paintings with you guys. I'm sure they will all look fantastic! Just kidding, they're going to look like absolute crap. Winston is one of the worst artists I have ever seen. But he still deserves a shot. In the mean time, be sure to watch his video! 

Restless Sea

Time Is A Lonely Prophet,

And A Thief In The Night

Takin' The Love

Breakin' The Hearts

& Stealin' The Light

I Guess I've Lost Spirt To Be Free

So Far From Shore

Lost On A Restless Sea

-Eric Kaz

Monday, July 9, 2012



Oh, hey guys. Sorry about that. :D
I sorry Winston typing something on my website so I smashed his face onto the keyboard a few times and told him to go back to the fridge for another week... Naw, I just lured him into the fridge, Winston's AI prevents me from hitting him. But Winston may try and get on my website later, he seems to have figured out the password. Which I have no idea how he did that, because he's pretty darn stupid. But let's get to the point, back on Earth, my original home planet, the date is getting closer and closer to December 21st! I'm so excited! I'm trying to get as big of a bowl of popcorn as possible and just watch the fireshow :D

-Happy Doomsday
Cute Lil Dragon 

Sunday, July 8, 2012

The Land Of The Walrus

Tiddlyfish and I have completed another video of our Minecraft Series! But now we're starting a new one called The Land Of The Walrus! :)

The video is... erm... interesting to say the least! :D

We've Reach 6,000 Unique Views!

And To All The Dragons Out There, I Love You! :)

Thursday, July 5, 2012

Let's Play - Mansion Master!

Hey guys! Tiddlyfish and I plan on having a little "Let's Play" series for Mansion Master! Incase you don't know, Mansion Master is an old idea I came up with where you modify the "Lara's Home" level so you start at a different position, and you have to get to the ending room, for example:
Start: Lara's Kitchen
End Goal: The Show

While it does sound fairly easy, there's loads of challenges to stop you from getting in, locked doors, thugs, floods, and everything available is out to stop you! If you submit a level to Tiddly or I we would be glad to do a playthrough of it! Otherwhys, Tiddly and I will simply play through our own! :)

Tuesday, July 3, 2012

How's Your Summer Going?

Lara Is Sure Enjoying Hers! :D
Winston... Not So Much! D:

An Interesting Art Piece

Words can not sum this up...
  Credit Goes To LeTourbillonEnchanT
If I'm understanding this right, there are a few things happening in this photo:

1) Lara Is Squeezing Bartoli's Face with he thighs, thus his guard trying to shoot her to save him.
2) Bacon Lara snuck in, in another attempt to kill Lara
3) The Bird is flying into the wall, like they always do
4) The Monk is controlling the T-Rex, and is having it eat all the baddies
5) The Men In Black are worshipping the rat
6) The Dragon is... wait, the Dragon is Bartoli? But Bartoli's right there?
7) The 2 Guards At The Top Ledge Tried to sneak in to the photo, but disgracefully got cut off.
8) Snake Wanted To Kiss Lara. 

And you know it's all true.

Sunday, July 1, 2012


This is a short little song I made called Rosemont! I plan on releasing more in the future! :D 
The song is very brief, and only plays for a short matter of time, I may perhaps use it as my theme song, or Happy's theme song. It's a nice little track for an opening don't you think?
 Please refrain from using the track without permission, or even if you do: credit me! :3

Saturday, June 30, 2012

Dinahcat's Crochet Croftie

Here's a awesome piece of art I found on Tomb Raider Forums! All credit goes to Dinahcat for this amazing figure! :)

Friday, June 29, 2012

Music Through The Generations

While I know I've, in a way, abused discussing music on my blogspot, I feel it is a very important part of the world. It can at times sooth us, motivate us, etc. Music has been going on for ages: and I can only say that every decade has it's unique taste of music. The 50's Pop, 60's folk & psychedelic, 70's Disco, 80's Punk, 90's Rock, And Today's Hip Hop & Rap. Music has certainly come a long way from the very basic roots. I would just like to take the time to thank all the amazing artists who have crafted music: Dylan, Elvis, Simon, even todays modern artists such as Kesha, M&M, Britney, and Nicki have crafted music in a way. While I don't necessarily like today's music, we can only expect in the future to be even more genres or unique types of music. In my experience, many artists have given me unique thoughts and ideas that I probably never would have had before. Most notably Simon & Garfunkel, Bear, & Craig Fuller. They've inspired me to try and also practice music, such as Electrical Bass and Acoustic Guitar. Their music is simply amazing to listen to. Contrary to my home channel "Biggreenmoviemachine", I have made 2 other musical channels: one being dedicated to Simon & Garfunkel, the other to Eric Kaz. In my personal opinion, Simon & Garfunkel are the best of the famous singers, Eric Kaz is the best songwriter, Fuller is the best of the rockers, and the Traum brothers are the best of the folk brothers. Those 5 are in my opinion some of the best singers and writers of all time to come. For the 1000s of years we've had music, they'll always be the best and the ones who deserve the most acclaiming.
-Cute Lil Dragon

The Survival Games

A Fun Little Server I Found. It's For Minecraft and it's dedicated to the classic Hunger Games Novels and Film! :)

Poor Ol' Winston

If You Could Shoot Winston The Butler, With Any Weapon Right Now, What Would It Be?

Happy The Bear

Hey Guys!!!
   Sorry I was gone for a while. I was on vacation for a bit. I managed to bring back some awesome stuff including an acoustic guitar and a totally awesome hand puppet bear thing. The bear's name is Happy, and I plan on him having his own little mini series. (No Promises however, because we know how my video promises turn out DX). But yeah, I'm back and ready to get those videos cracking! If you guys have any suggestions for Tomb Raider, Minecraft, Or Happy The Bear Videos: I would love to hear them! I'll tell you a few current thoughts on videos:

-Tomb Raider II - Winston's Pet Shop
-Minecraft - PTA 2, Hotels
-The Bear Chronicles - In Search Of Food

If any of these ideas sound appealing to you I will try and get them out as quick as possible! As for now, I wish you the best. And Happy Doomsday! :)

Thursday, June 7, 2012

Don't Your Feet Get Tired?

I don't know about you, but if I was running non-stop for 16 years my feet would be extremely tired! Do you think Lara takes some kind of special drug to keep her running? :D Or is she really just that motivated to find the treasure and get home once and for all to find Winston? Oh, speaking of Winston, a new video coming soon titled
Winston's Mansion

Monday, May 28, 2012

Eric Justin Kaz

Eric Kaz
As you know, I have listened to and shared several artists, some being very well known and acclaimed, others being some of the most unheard of artists to sing. Probably a notable one being the band "Bear". One of the members from Bear, Eric Kaz, went onwards to become a rather well acclaimed songwriter but at the same time still has a un-heard of voice in the singing industry. After Bear, he went silent for a few years, he surfaced in 1972 with his debut album, "If You're Lonely". A couple years later he released his second album, "Cul-De-Sac". Both albums didn't receive much attention at the time of release and still have little attention drawn to them today. In '76 he became part of the American rock group, American Flyer. Along with Craig Fuller, Steve Katz, & Doug Yule, they released two fairly well acclaimed albums. The Band broke up after two albums. In 1978 Craig Fuller & Eric Kaz would sing together in perhaps one of the greatest yet most unheard of albums of all time. The album however struck out, low sales were made. Kaz vanished into emptiness except for occasional songwriting for artists. In 2002 Kaz finally surfaced, except this time in Japan, where he had received a little more fame. He released a album consisting of studio recordings, live tracks, etc. Called 1000 Years Of Sorrow. Kaz continues to write songs to this day, and still tours.

Saturday, May 19, 2012

I've Returned

Cute Lil Dragon Has Returned!

Hello everyone, sorry I've been gone for so long. Basically, I was just taking a big break from Tomb Raider and stuff for a while. I was also finishing a 10 Minute experimental film called "Vietnam". It's merged with clips of LBJ, Misc. Concerts from the 60s, and Footage from the Vietnam War. But now I'm back and ready to make more videos! I'm also going to relaunch Monday Movie Night as well as possibly make more Minecraft videos with my friend Tiddlyfish, the Space Stories will also be picked up on and I will try and have more commonly posted entries. I'm still probably not going to be seen much on Tomb Raider Forums, so in the mean time you'll be able to find me here. Happy Raiding!

    -Cute Lil Dragon  

Monday, April 16, 2012

OSC 174 And A New Video!

Well, I won the last OSC with my photo. So I got to hold OSC 174. For this level:
The Deck.
Here's My Photo

Also: It's about time I got my newest video made! It's called "Tiddly & Dragon's Crash Site Run". And we're expecting my Tomb Raider Forums buddy "Tiddlyfish" to come out with the sequel soon. Be sure to view the video on my youtube channel! :D

Tuesday, April 3, 2012

Saturday, March 24, 2012

Puff The Magic Dragon!

This is a video about a Scottish Dragon, named Puff, and it's ability to kill you if you touch it.

Sunday, March 18, 2012

Cover Competition

Here's my game box for the cover competition held on Tomb Raider Forums! :D


A New Idea!
I came with a new idea for a competition on Tomb Raider Forums called
Scenery Screenshot Competition! :D
The basic goal is whoever gets the best scenery screenshot of a certain level wins. It's much similar to the OSC's.

Friday, March 16, 2012

Another Try!

Silly Dragon! It appears he didn't pay attention to the rules for OSC 171! :)
While it was a great photo indeed, I had to use cheats to reach the roof, so here is the new photo!

Tuesday, March 13, 2012

OSC 171

Well, I get to host OSC 171! So here is the title screen and my entry! :D

Sunday, March 11, 2012

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Thursday, March 8, 2012

The Paulger Games

A take on a movie called, "The Hunger Games", we now present to you "The Paulger Games" starring Paul Simon! :D
Just kidding, it's only a fan poster I made. But I decided that everything needs a little Paul in it to make it good.

Wednesday, March 7, 2012

Papa Joe's Auto Shop

Papa Joe's got it all! Guns, Gadgets, Pirated Movies, Bootlegs, etc. (The poster lies, it's just trickery). So come on down to Papa Joe's, and we'll be sure to give you the most illegal up-to-date stuff!

Uh... that advertisement was brought to you by Papa Joe's Auto Shop, "Where Crooks can be Crooks". Thank you Papa Joe. And now i would like to do a little interview I called "Winston".

Cute Lil Dragon: Good morning, Winston!

Winston: Euhhhhhh

Cute Lil Dragon: So, what are your thoughts on Lara?

Winston: *farts*

Cute Lil Dragon: Uh.... How do you like Croft Manor

Winston: Oof

Cute Lil Dragon: Mhm, how about your fridge?

Winston: *Stands Motionless

Cute Lil Dragon: Uh... Well it looks like we're out of time. Bye Winston!

Winston: Meh.....

Tuesday, March 6, 2012

Saturday, March 3, 2012

You Don't Know Dragon!

How Well Do You Know Dragon? Take the quiz, and find out!


1. Who is Dragon's Favorite Singers?

2. Where does Dragon currently live?

3. What is Dragon's favorite video game series?

4. Does Dragon do books or videos about Tomb Raider Games?

5. What is Dragon's Favorite Tomb Raider Game?

6. Name the two games that are featured in Dragon's Video Game Series.

7. Where did Dragon Originally Live?


1. Simon and Garfunkel

2. The Dragon Planet

3. Tomb Raider

4. Videos

5. Tomb Raider II

6. Tomb Raider & Minecraft

7. In Bartoli The Dragon's Castle.

Your Rank:

0 Right: You must be new! Welcome!

1-2 Right: I think I've heard of you...

3-5 Right: Wow, not bad, but I expected better.

6 Right: I'm impressed, you know me well.

7 Right: Are you a stalker, or something? *cringes

Tuesday, February 28, 2012

Two Blocked Off Areas in Diving Area

I figured I might as well add these here! :D 
They're basically two areas blocked off by doors, Greenapple requested to see what was behind them. :)

Monday, February 27, 2012

OSC 170 Photos

So many photos, such great choices...
This OSC is upon us, and I took a lot of photos, but I struggle to know which one to submit.
Perhaps you could help me? Just comment the one you like most! :D

 OSC 170 Photos

The 2 Following Photos May NOT be voted for: