I thought of a possible creature to include in a future volume of The Kaligen Experiment. I am envisioning this animal to be like a mix between Basilosaurus and Shastasaurus. Imagine swimming in the ocean with such a beast. My mind is always at work brainstorming new mutant creatures to include in my series. All of prehistory is overflowing with inspiration.
Monthly Archives: October 2021
I found this video that talked about another prediction of how “modern” dinosaurs would look like. This prediction is based on the idea of reverse engineering birds back into dinosaurs. The images that were used to represent the “modern” dinosaurs were very intriguing. Overall, this is much tamer than the Jurassic Parkscenario.
A “SAFE” JURASSIC PARK
I found this video that talks about a fictional project that depicts what a responsibly run dinosaur theme park might look like. The project is called Prehistorica and it essentially depicts what Jurassic Park could have been if it never failed.
A BUG SWARM
I have always been fascinated by the giant arthropods that existed 300 million years ago in the Carboniferous Period. They were nowhere near as big as the giant bugs you see in science fiction stories. However, they were still amazing because it is hard to imagine that insects such as those actually lived long ago. I am planning to depict a swarm of these large arthropods in The Kaligen Experiment. I will be drawing inspiration from the bug swarms of Starship Troopers.
THE KING WHO NEVER WAS
I often think about Rhaegar Targaryen, Prince of Dragonstone from Game of Thrones. He has been widely loved by nobles and commoners alike. Many believed that he would have been a far better king than his father or grandfather. Sadly, Rhaegar never got the chance to be king since he was killed by Robert Baratheon in the Battle of the Trident.
I often wonder how Rhaegar would have been if he became king. How would he rule? How would his personality change throughout his reign? How would the Targaryen Dynasty be affected by his reign? So many questions and answers that will never come.
For my six-part fantasy series, I will be drawing inspiration from Rhaegar for my main character. My main character will represent the ruler Rhaegar could have been. My main character will even have a similar personality to Rhaegar but will have my own twists as well.
Over the years, I have gone on vacation to Hawaii with my family. While I was there, I was fascinated by how the local plants all intertwined with one another, creating a thick jungle that is difficult to navigate. I later learned that a number of the plants were not even native to the islands and that the local and foreign plants were trying to envelope one another. This is what resulted in the tangled wilderness in Hawaii’s jungles. One time, I learned that one of our guides was the son of the original Shazam/Captain Marvel actor from the 1970s television show. That revelation made me geek out! While writing The Kaligen Experiment, I drew heavy inspiration from the tangled rainforests of Hawaii when depicting the primeval wilderness.
A DRAGON-LIKE DINOSAUR
The thing I like about Dracorex is that it is a dinosaur that resembles a dragon. I am a fan of both dinosaurs and dragons, which makes this particular dinosaur very special to me. I wonder if there are more dinosaurs out there that resembled dragons.
BREAKING THE FOURTH WALL
I just had a crazy idea for a future idea for The Kaligen Experiment. This idea will allow me to break the 4th wall like Deadpool. This story idea will be seen through my point of view as an author and will revolve around what could happen if my writing becomes real. For the longest time, my greatest fantasy was making my imagination real and this would be a good way to put that fantasy on paper.
What I find odd about Therizinosaurus is that it looks like a half-plucked turkey and seemed to walk like a pot-bellied bear. Their arms were ten-feet-long while each of their claws were each three-feet-long. I hear some experts theorized that Therizinosaurus and its relatives were so tough that they could hold their own against Tyrannosaurs. While it was a theropod, Therizinosaurus was a herbivore instead of a carnivore like the rest of its kin. It certainly was one of the greatest oddities among dinosaurs.
TOTAL DINOSAUR BOOKS
After much brainstorming, I have decided that The Kaligen Experiment will consist of seven books, including the zoological book. That means five more volumes will come after the first two that will be released in the near future. I already am coming up with frightening ideas and refining some of my original ideas. It has been a very mentally stimulating process. I will keep you updated on any and all developments as the series progresses.