“Change of plans. Mission took a jog to the left. I’m taking everything off-site.”
“The embryos are safe here. They can live up to eight weeks on the generators.”
“No, no. You — You listen. Park’s gonna be Chapter 11 by morning. Okay? Our little side project’s about to get shot in the arm. I don’t want a bunch of lawyers messing around with something they don’t understand. You get it?”
“Hey. I’m gonna take that as a yes.”
Dr. Henry Wu and Vic Hoskins, Jurassic World
Upon closer examination, I realized that the mysterious hybrid dinosaur known as E750 was indirectly mentioned in Jurassic World. Near the end of the movie, Dr. Henry Wu and Vic Hoskins spoke to one another over the phone and mentioned a “side project” they were working on. When Hoskins mentioned the “side project”, Dr. Wu looked visibly afraid. Considering E750 attacked Dr. Wu, it is easy to see why he would be frightened by the mention of the “side project”. Due to this, E750 was the side project that Dr. Wu and Hoskins were working on behind the scenes. Later in the movie, Hoskins mentioned the possibility of making a hybrid that was a more compact version of the Indominus Rex that was every bit as deadly and intelligent as the original and could hide from the most advanced military technology. At the time, we thought Hoskins was foreshadowing the Indoraptor, but now it is clear he was talking about E750. This would make sense because the Indoraptor would be made on the mainland two years after Jurassic World fell. Meanwhile, E750 was already made and fully grown on Isla Nublar by the time the events of Jurassic World took place. Essentially, E750 is Dr. Wu’s and Hoskins’s version of the Indoraptor before the Indoraptor itself was created. With all of this in mind, the kids in Camp Cretaceous are up against a creature that is not only a genetic freak, but also a living weapon that is specifically bred for combat. This has raised the stakes even higher and I look forward to seeing what will happen in Season 3 of Camp Cretaceous.
My illustrator has completed the fifth illustration of my forthcoming dinosaur book. It features the medium-sized predator of the story. We have commenced the sixth illustration, which will feature the smallest predator.
I remember the opening scenes of both the 2004 remake of Dawn of the Dead and World War Z, which depicts the characters’ lives being turned upside down overnight when the zombie apocalypse comes. In a single day, the characters’ community became overrun and ravaged by legions of inhuman beings. In my third dinosaur book, my characters will be thrust into a similar scenario. However, the inhuman beings they deal with will not be zombies. Even though these beings will be living creatures, they will have similar behavioral patterns to the fast moving version of zombies.
Due to unexpected developments that take place in my first dinosaur book, I am planning to write a sequel that takes place between the first and second volumes. This sequel will involve an expedition that explores the extent of the artificial ecosystem’s secrets. This expedition is mentioned in the first volume, but it is not shown. Therefore, I am thinking of introducing new life forms and new mutations that did not appear in the first book.
I have been a fan of Jim Carrey for as long as I could remember. It is extremely difficult to keep a straight face around that man. While he was filming Lemony Snicket’s Series of Unfortunate Events, Jim Carrey did the funniest impersonation of a dinosaur. Instead of making the classic growls and roars, Jim Carrey’s dinosaur impersonation sounded more like a dying chicken than a dinosaur.
I have started reading a new audiobook, Sir Arthur Conan Doyle’s The Lost World. The audiobook is nearly eight and a half hours long and I am about an hour in. I have watched every adaptation of this story and understand the basic summary of it, but it will be a new experience to listen to the actual story. I will provide my review of the book when I am done. After this book, I am planning to listen to Jules Verne audiobooks such as 20,000 Leagues Under the Sea and Journey to the Center of the Earth.
I have always been fascinated with the concept of lost worlds that are inhabited by creatures that were thought extinct for millions of years. Stories such as The Lost World, Journey to the Center of the Earth, The Lost World: Jurassic Park, and King Kong all portrayed such ecosystems. In most stories such as these, the prehistoric inhabitants remained unchanged for millions of years and are essentially the same as they were in the distant past.
However, I disagree with this idea because even if the animals’ ancestors survived mass extinctions, they will continue to evolve unchecked for 65 million years. With this in mind, creatures of a lost world would not be the same beasts we are familiar with. This is prominent with the Skull Island of the 2005 version of King Kong, which feature creatures that resemble the prehistoric animals of the distant past. However, even though they resemble their forebears, these creatures still underwent millions of years of adaptation and evolution.
If a lost world was artificially made like Isla Sorna in Jurassic Park, it is also possible that the island’s inhabitants would not be like their prehistoric templates. Through genetic engineering, scientists can try to recreate dinosaurs, but they realistically would not be like the real thing. That is due to the unpredictable nature of meddling in an organism’s DNA. You never know what you will ultimately get.
Overall, even though the concept of lost worlds is fascinating beyond measure, there is a noticeable flaw in it. There is no doubt that a lost world would be home to prehistoric monsters. However, due to the need to evolve, it is very likely that the inhabitants would not be like the beasts of the distant past. A real lost world would be a place with evolutionary mutations that no one has ever dreamed of.
Dinosaurs have been everyone’s favorite monsters that inspired our imagination for generations. As I was writing my dinosaur book, I came to a fundamental realization about the dinosaur genre. While I will always be a fan of the classical dinosaurs we have all come to know and love, I feel like they have been used far too often. When you write a story that includes classical dinosaurs such as T. Rex and Triceratops, the way you can utilize them is relatively limited because everyone is so familiar with them. However, if you create fictional species that no one has ever seen, you have a lot more artistic freedom on how to utilize them in your story. The reason for this is because since they are a new breed of creature, fictional dinosaurs are far more unpredictable than the classic dinosaurs. This generates a more engaging story as the reader tries to anticipate what these fictional creatures will do next. That is what I am attempting to achieve with the fictional dinosaur species in my dinosaur book.
Allow me to give you an overview on the fictional species of crocodilian in my dinosaur series. Every ecosystem has an aquatic predator that lurks in the rivers and lakes. In the age of the dinosaurs, there were various species of crocodilian that ranged from being amphibious, terrestrial, and marine animals. I decided to do a homage to this with my fictional crocodilian. In terms of size, i based it on the biggest crocodilians that ever lived such as Deinosuchus and Sarcosuchus. I made its head shaped like a T. Rex to highlight the fact that dinosaurs and crocodilians share a common ancestor. I even took a Godzilla approach when it came to the spike-like scutes on its back and the shape of its tail fluke. This thing does something nasty to one of the characters and has a run-in with a predator that was bigger and meaner than itself. Overall, this creature is going to be the terror of the rivers and lakes in my dinosaur series.
If you look at any ecosystem that has dinosaurs it, there are always flying reptiles present. Allow me to give you an overview of the fictional species of pterosaur (flying reptile) that will appear in my dinosaur series. When I created it, I wanted to make something that stood apart from the pterosaurs of the past. In terms of size, I based it on Quetzalcoatlus, one of the largest pterosaurs ever to fly. I also gave it a head crest that was similar in shape to a Pteranodon’s. The tail feathers are based on one of the earliest birds, Archaeopteryx. Since I am a dragon fanboy, I also wanted to give this pterosaur a physical structure that was similar to that of a dragon. Its curved beak is designed to rip through the flesh of its prey while the teeth-like extensions of its jawbones are designed to crack open bone. I gave it this feature to make it more like a modern bird of prey such as an eagle or hawk. It also has a fitting name that matches the elongated claws on its wings. Overall, my pterosaur is one of the more complex animals I made for my dinosaur series and I look forward to sharing it with you.