WORLD CHANGING CONSEQUENCES

“It’s not like us… it’s unlike us. I don’t know what it wants, or if it wants, but it’ll grow until it encompasses everything. Our bodies and our minds will be fragmented into their smallest parts until not one part remains… Annihilation.”

Dr. Ventress, Annihilation

I remember the scifi film known as Annihilation, which featured an energy field called The Shimmer. The Shimmer operated like a prism that refracted the DNA of all organisms within its area of influence. As a result, the plants and animals within the Shimmer became mutants. Some of these mutants were beautiful while others were grotesque. The important thing was it was taking the genetic material of Earth’s biosphere and remodeling it into something new. I will be taking a similar route in The Kaligen Experiment where the manmade dinosaurs possess something that changes every lifeform it comes in contact with.

SECOND ILLUSTRATION COMPLETE

My illustrator has finally finished the second illustration. It depicts my fictional species of raptor. I must say I am glad I found my illustrator. He makes high quality pictures for a sweet deal. The second illustration has exceeded my expectation just as the first one did. I look forward to how the other illustrations will look when our collaboration is complete. I will keep you updated on any further developments.

A VERY LONG NECK

One of the most iconic groups of dinosaurs are the sauropods or long-necked dinosaurs. Among the largest of the sauropods was Argentinosaurus, which was over 100 feet long, 30 feet tall, and weighed over 100 tons. Those measurements make it one of the largest and heaviest land animals ever to evolve. I will be creating my own fictional species of sauropod for the Kaligen Experiment and it will be as big and as heavy as Argentinosaurus. However, my creature will have features you will never find in real life sauropods.

AN AQUATIC HUNTER

Other large reptiles lived alongside the dinosaurs such as massive crocodilians. These prehistoric crocodilians began as a group of ancient reptiles called archosaurs before evolving and diversifying into countless different species. Some of these ancient crocodilians lived the amphibious lifestyle of their modern descendants. Some became marine reptiles and lived exclusively in the ocean. Some lived a purely terrestrial and would hunt prey on dry land. Since crocodilians and dinosaurs share a common ancestry, I will be creating my own breed of primeval crocodilian for the Kaligen Experiment.