I have reached a part of my third fantasy book where I will start telling the story from the point of view of various characters. I got the idea from how the Game of Thrones books were told from the point of view of multiple characters. In this section of the story, I will be depicting the point of view of a family of hunters and a gang of pirates. Both will have unique encounters with the monster army.
“The most advanced amusement park in the entire world! Combining all the latest technologies. And I’m not just talking about rides, everybody has rides. No, we’ve made living biological attractions so astounding that they’ll capture the imaginations of the entire planet!”
John Hammond, Jurassic Park
When we saw Jurassic World, we got to see what a functional dinosaur theme park would have been like if Jurassic Park did not fail. After seeing what the park has to offer, I often imagine what I would do if I went to Jurassic World while it was open. I would prefer to visit Jurassic World about six months before the Indominus Rex breaks out. That way I could safely experience everything the park has to offer without fear of getting trampled or eaten.
I would start by getting a room at the local Hilton. When I had my book signing at WonderCon in 2015, I stayed at a Hilton and it was a very nice hotel to stay in. I would definitely stay at the Hilton in Jurassic World especially since it comes with a spa. I would take part in the spa in order to relieve my muscles and joints of all their stress. The Hilton will also be the place where I get my breakfast. I know from personal experience that they serve great breakfasts.
We shall begin with the attractions in Sector 1, which consists of the Botanical Gardens and the Golf Course. The Botanical Gardens would allow me to examine cloned prehistoric plants that are about 200 million years old. I own golf clubs so I think the Golf Course would be an ideal place to hit a bucket of balls.
In Sector 2, I would get to see the Bamboo Forest, the Gondola Lift, and Lookout Point. The Bamboo Forest would allow me to take a peaceful walk through a recreated prehistoric forest that houses seven species of dinosaurs. It would feel like taking a spiritual walk through the distant past. I would be fine about going on the Gondola Lift because I have ridden one before while vacationing in the mountains. However, there is not a chance in heck I would do Lookout Point because I have motion sickness, which would make me ill-suited to riding a hang glider.
In Sector 3, there is Main Street, Gentle Giants Petting Zoo, Jurassic World Lagoon, T. Rex Kingdom, and the Innovation Center. Main Street will be filled with restaurants where I would get lunch and dinner and an IMAX theater that would me to see a prehistoric world on the big screen with the best surround sound money can buy. The Gentle Giants Petting Zoo houses baby dinosaurs and is usually reserved for children. However, I would go into that petting zoo, sit in the middle of the area, and wait for the baby dinosaurs to swarm me. When they do swarm me, I would smother the baby dinosaurs with all the love I have to offer. I do the same thing at the dog park. The Jurassic World Lagoon is home to the Mosasaurus and I would get to watch its feeding show. The T. Rex Kingdom would allow me to come face-to-face with my favorite dinosaur, Tyrannosaurus Rex. And this would be no ordinary T. Rex; this would be the original one from Jurassic Park, which would make meeting her even more special. The Innovation Center would be like a museum full of information on prehistory and it would have the Creation Lab where the dinosaurs are made. It would be like going behind the scenes of Disney’s Imagineers.
In Sector 4, there is the Gallimimus Valley, the Gyrosphere Valley, and Triceratops Territory. The Gallimimus Valley would allow me to ride on a safari truck alongside a herd of Gallimimus, which would be like driving alongside a frolicking herd of gazelles or ostriches. The Gyrosphere Valley would enable me to move amongst many species of large dinosaurs while inside a bulletproof sphere. That way, I can walk amongst giants with little fear of injury. The Triceratops Territory would be the Triceratops equivalent of T. Rex Kingdom.
In Sector 5, there is the Aviary, Cretaceous Cruise, the Raptor Paddock, and the River Adventure. The Aviary is home to at least two species of pterosaurs: Pteranodon and Dimorphodon. That would be amazing to see flying reptiles as big as pterosaurs. I would go through the Aviary while riding Cretaceous Cruise, which is a kayak river ride that would allow me to see over a hundred species of dinosaurs and prehistoric plants while in my kayak. Cretaceous Cruise may also be part of the River Adventure, which features Parasaurolophus that glow in the dark. Then I would go to the Raptor Paddock, where I would watch Owen Grady train and feed his pack of Velociraptors.
Sector 6 would be less accessible than the other sectors since it consisted of Camp Cretaceous, the Carnotaurus Paddock, the Indominus Rex Paddock, and the rest of the sector would consist of docks and genetics labs. Camp Cretaceous is meant for kids and would not have started by the time of my visit. The Carnotaurus and Indominus Rex paddocks would be off limits for guests because the Carnotaurus is too aggressive and the Indominus Rex paddock is still under construction. The labs and the docks would be available only to park staff.
Overall, Jurassic World would be full of surprises, sights, and experiences that I would want to witness before the park was destroyed. It would be a place I would like to visit more than even Disneyland.
I have released the first book trailer for my upcoming dinosaur book, The Kaligen Experiment: Genesis.
I had an interesting idea regarding my superhero series. After I am done with the Herawulf Rising series, I am planning to write a separate story that is told from the point of view of a supervillain. It will be like The Boys where the world’s superheroes are heroes in name only and are really a bunch of privileged and corrupt thugs. Then one of these false heroes causes trouble for the main character, which motivates him to pursue a path of vengeance and destruction. My protagonist will reflect what I would do if I became a supervillain and will possess the darkest aspects of my character. Overall, this is easily going to be one of my darkest stories and I will be treading through the penumbra of the dark side while writing it.
My illustrator has completed the tenth illustration for The Kaligen Experiment. This is a fictional species of Stegosaur, but it has no back plates. Instead, it is bristling with spikes like a porcupine. The next illustration will involve a species of Ankylosaur.
“I am your father.”
Darth Vader, Star Wars
I just had a disturbing idea regarding My Hero Academia. I believe that All For One, the most powerful and sinister supervillain in Japan, is Deku’s biological father. Since the start of the series, Deku’s father has been notably absent from the story. Supposedly, Deku’s father has been “away on business”, according to Deku’s mother. However, I think Deku’s father has not been absent from the story at all. Thanks to Doctor Ujiko, All For One acquired a quirk called Life Force, which greatly extends his longevity, which has allowed him to remain active for over a century. I think throughout his long life, All For One has undergone many names and aliases in order to remain hidden. Doctor Ujiko, who also has the Life Force quirk, has done the same thing in order to conceal his identity. Perhaps, while assuming the name of “Hisashi Midoriya”, All For One thought posing as a wife and husband would make it easier to cover his tracks from All Might. One must remember that Doctor Ujiko was the exact same doctor that Deku and his mother went to see when Deku was a child. The doctor revealed that Deku was quirkless, but I think there was more to it than that. The fact that Ujiko was the physician that claimed Deku was quirkless means that All For One was involved. All For One is infamous for stealing the quirks of others and making them his own. Maybe Deku did have a quirk after all, but All For One discreetly took it from him. That would mean that Deku had a quirk that threatened All For One so greatly that he had to strip him of it. Maybe Deku inherited the All For One quirk and All For One himself saw Deku as a threat to his plans. If All For One is Deku’s father, the fact that he was absent in the story could also be connected to when he was weakened by All Might. There is a delicious sense of irony to All Might taking Deku under his wing because he would unwittingly make the son of his mortal enemy his successor. This would be similar to how Tomura Shigaraki became the apprentice of All For One since Shigaraki was the grandson of a One For All wielder. If All For One is Deku’s father, was Deku’s mother aware of her husband’s true identity? If this theory is true, All For One may have sired Deku, but he was never Deku’s father in bond. All Might has been more of a father figure to Deku than Deku’s own father has been. All Might was the one who bonded with Deku, raised him in the ways of the superhero, and supported him every step of the way. I look forward to seeing if this theory is true in future chapters.
“Such is the nature of evil. Out there in the vast ignorance of the world it festers and spreads. A shadow that grows in the dark. A sleepless malice as black as the oncoming wall of night. So it ever was. So will it always be. In time all foul things come forth.”
Thranduil, The Desolation of Smaug
After Deku’s fight with Lady Nagant, it was revealed that All For One wasted no time in gathering a new army of followers after breaking out of Tartarus Prison. During his one-man crusade, Deku has fought and defeated a number of these new acolytes and was saved from the latest one by his classmates. All For One recruited these supervillains and sicced them on Deku in order to erode Deku’s stamina and willpower. However, I think these escapees are just the beginning.
Tartarus Prison was home to the worst of the worst when it came to supervillains. All For One also liberated inmates from half a dozen other prisons, resulting in ten thousand criminals rampaging across Japan. According to Hawks, even though thousands of supervillains are now free, only Lady Nagant posed a significant threat to Deku. However, as proven by Lady Nagant, All For One can compensate for these supervillains’ relative weakness by giving them additional quirks. Also, like Lady Nagant, All For One can cover his tracks by setting up an explosive failsafe to prevent his minions from leaking information.
However, I think the recent escapees are just the beginning. Like Doctor Ujiko and Gigantomachia, I think All For One has other powerful followers from his glory days that have gone into hiding after he was weakened by All Might. Now that hero society is crumbling and All For One has returned to power, it is the perfect opportunity for these minions to come out of hiding. This would raise the stakes even higher than before.
One thing to consider is who will ultimately become the true leader of these creatures of darkness. For the moment, these supervillains follow All For One, but that could change if the vestige of All For One loses control over Tomura Shigaraki. If Shigaraki overthrows All For One’s vestige and kills All For One himself, will the supervillains follow Shigaraki? Considering Shigaraki could reach 100% and become stronger than All For One by the time he wakes up, I think it would be easy for Shigaraki to exert his authority over these supervillains. One way or another, the formation of this new League of Villains will herald the next stage of the new age of darkness.
I have made some serious progress on my third fantasy book. I have written the prologue to the eighth chapter. The prologue is frightening and introduces the vanguard of the monster army revealing themselves. Chapters one through seven introduces the main character and his interactions with various characters as well as the nine workings of his daily life. The eighth chapter shifts to the point of view of other characters, who are squires for the commander of the imperial military. Overall, after so much trial and error, the third fantasy book is finally taking shape.
As Deku prepares to fight his own classmates, my thoughts drift to Ochaco Uraraka. Throughout last chapter, we got to see her reaction to Deku leaving UA and his burden as a wielder of One For All. She looked neither sad nor angry, but deadly serious. It is no secret that Uraraka is secretly in love with Deku yet has been reluctantly to confess her feelings to him. Now, she is forced to fight the boy she loves in order to save him from himself. On the outside, she may seen serious. However, I bet she is struggling to keep herself from breaking down emotionally after seeing Deku in such a decrepit and wretched state. Uraraka has made it her mission to be the kind of superhero who saves other superheroes. Now, with Deku losing himself, Uraraka may be about to get another chance to save Deku when he needs saving the most. This may be when she finally confesses her love for Deku in an attempt to make him come to his senses. I guess we’ll find out in future chapters.
“We come to it, at last. The great battle of our time.”
Gandalf the White, The Return of the King
For my fantasy series, I am planning the final battle against the monster army to be a major siege battle. I have been doing a lot of research when it comes to siege warfare. As a result, I am planning for this siege to have a lot of moving parts. There will be unmanned barricades, flaming trenches, stake-filled ditches, cavalry charges, manned barricades, trebuchets, archers, booby traps, and stone walls. With each obstacle the monster army goes through, the more the battle’s suspense will increase. This is going to be the most complex and terrifying battle I have ever written so far. It will be like the Battle of Helm’s Deep, the Battle of Winterfell, and the Battle of Pelennor Fields all rolled into one.