I just had an idea regarding my reverse engineered crocodilian in my dinosaur series. Anyone who has watched a nature documentary knows that the saltwater crocodile is capable of swimming in the open ocean. The average size of a saltwater crocodile is around 17 feet in length and weigh up to 1.1 tons. Imagine a crocodilian that is more than twice the size and weighs five times as much swimming in the open ocean. Fossil records prove that some crocodilians evolved to live in the ocean like the plesiosaurs, pliosaurs, ichthyosaurs, and mosasaurs. It would make sense for my reverse engineered crocodilian to be able to swim in the sea as well. Next time you go fishing in the sea, keep an eye out for something big, scaly, and hungry.
Currently, three of the illustrations for my dinosaur book are complete and there are thirteen more to go. At this rate, I estimate they will all be done in a matter of months. Fortunately, while my illustrator is hard at work, I have other projects to occupy myself with. I am currently working on three books at the same time. One book is my second dinosaur book, one is my second superhero book, and one is my third fantasy book. I have been dedicating roughly one and a half hours a day on each one. So far, I have reached about twenty pages in each book and counting. Who knows? If I keep this up, I may have more than one book ready for publication by the end of the year or shortly into next year. It has been a fun and engaging process and it has kept me busy while my illustrator works. I will keep you updated on any further developments.
“Monster is a relative term. To a canary, a cat is a monster. We’re just used to being the cat.”
Dr. Henry Wu, Jurassic World
A new toy line for Jurassic World: Camp Cretaceous revealed what could be the mysterious genetically modified hybrid known as E750. Whether or not this is the final version of the animal is up for debate, but it is still fascinating. By examining this creature, you can see traits belonging to Carnotaurus, Velociraptor, and Indominus Rex. If I were to guess, these traits likely grant E750 the strength and durability of the Indominus Rex, the speed and intellect of a Velociraptor, and the aggression and ferocity of a Carnotaurus. When you take these features into account, we are looking at a potentially dangerous and formidable beast in Season 3 of Camp Cretaceous. If it does have the traits that I think it does, it could easily be a more frightening genetic abomination than either the Indominus Rex or the Indoraptor. Speaking of the Indoraptor, it is clear that the showrunners have taken inspiration for E750 from early concept art of the Indoraptor. With this in mind, this further reinforces the possibility that E750 is the more compact weaponized hybrid that Vic Hoskins wanted Dr. Henry Wu to make during Jurassic World. Due to this, Dr. Henry Wu may have specifically designed E750 for combat much like he did with both the Indominus Rex and the Indoraptor. The kids in Camp Cretaceous have a hard enough time living on an island full of dinosaurs. Now, they will have to deal with a weaponized genetic freak like E750 as well. I look forward to when this creature makes its big debut next month.
As my illustrations for my dinosaur series are being made, I am left in a very intriguing state. Since my writing career started, I always wanted to have my books illustrated. After countless failed attempts, I am finally in the process of having this particular wish become a reality. The creation of my illustrations is significant to me on a personal level because my readers will not only envision my imagination through my writing, but they will also see my imagination take physical form through my illustrations. These particular illustrations are special on a personal level because they are depicting dinosaurs, which I have been a fan of since the day I was born. With things going so swimmingly with my illustrator, I am thinking of having illustrations done with my future books in the days ahead.
My illustrator just finished the third illustration for my dinosaur series, which features my fictional species of pterosaur or flying reptile. This creature is the undisputed king of the skies over Kaligen Island, the largest flying animal since the Azhdarchid pterosaurs of the past. With this picture complete, we will move on to the super sized crocodilian. I will keep you updated on further developments.
“Big things have small beginnings.”
The Tyrannosaurs have always been one of the most iconic family of dinosaurs ever to walk the Earth. However, their ancestral evolution largely remained a mystery until recently. Two years ago, the earliest ancestor of the Tyrannosaurs was discovered. This animal was no larger than a deer and was built for speed. Its name became Moros intrepidus, which means “harbinger of impending doom”, which is a fitting name considering what this creature’s descendants would one day become. Due to this discovery, experts theorize that Moros intrepidus lived in the shadow of larger carnivorous dinosaurs such as the carnosaurs. However, when the large theropods fell into extinction, Moros intrepidus and its kin wasted no time filling the power vacuum. Over the course of 16 million years, this one small predator evolved and diversified into over a dozen species of powerful predators including Tyrannosaurus Rex itself. This goes to show that even the mightiest of beasts come from the humblest of origins.
I have reached the fourth chapter of my second dinosaur book and the plot is thickening. Something big and hungry is about to appear in a small town. Up until now, the people have only been seeing the warning signs. Now, they begin to see the creatures face-to-face. The time for colonization is over. The hunt begins!
“A man can have anything if he is willing to sacrifice. With your birth comes a solemn vow: You will have nothing. Your privilege is the dirt. In the darkness, only ambition will guide you. The oath you swear, the promises you make, they are yours alone. Your freedom will be the wars you wage. Your birthright, the losses you suffer. Your entitlement, the pain you endure. And when darkness finds you, you will face it . . . alone!”
Sith Emperor Vitiate, Star Wars: The Old Republic
Even though Tomura Shigaraki is currently under the control of All For One’s vestige, I truly think he will break free in the near future. The reason for this is because Shigaraki openly said that he wanted to be an even greater supervillain than All For One ever was. I genuinely believe he can accomplish this. You only have to look a couple of story arcs back when the League of Villains battled the Meta Liberation Army. In that one battle, Shigaraki not only defeated the Meta Liberation Army, but he also took over it and all of its resources. This immense accomplishment was so significant that it greatly impressed All For One’s closest followers, Dr. Ujiko and Gigantomachia. Thanks to his victory, Shigaraki had gained a vast army of 100,000 soldiers, Sceptic’s ability to control the internet and the media, Re-Destro’s wealth and connections to industry, command over the formidable Gigantomachia, and access to Dr. Ujiko’s research and Nomu. It took All For One years to accumulate that much power and resources and yet Shigaraki was able to accomplish all of this in a single day. Shigaraki may have lost most of those resources during the Paranormal Liberation War, but I think he can accomplish the same feat again when he awakens at 100% stability. Shigaraki had accumulated so much power and influence and yet he never had a chance to fully utilize it, but I think he will get a second chance very soon. With hero society in ruins and Japan in chaos, the stage is set for Shigaraki to rebuild his power base. When he does and if he gains full control over the All For One quirk, Shigaraki will have a golden opportunity to truly reach his goal to surpass All For One as the world’s greatest supervillain.
I received a pleasant Easter gift from my illustrator today: the first draft of my third illustration. It looks great, better than I thought possible. I am glad that this species of pterosaur did not exist in real life. If it did, the skies would be full of these oversized vultures. I look forward to seeing the next draft.
While I have not established any actual chapters in my second superhero book yet, I have been making progress with some big scenes. I am currently writing the completion of the main supervillain’s transformation. Now, he is engaging in an army of thousands of enemies. As he fights, one power awakens after another, gradually making him more formidable than he was before. It has been interesting writing these scenes from the point of view of a supervillain, which I normally wrote in a one-dimensional sense in the past. This time, I am adding more depth to the character especially the desperation he feels when fighting hordes of foes.