Tag Archives: DINOSAUR

TROPICAL INSPIRATION

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.

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.

THERIZINOSAURUS

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.

SPINOSAURUS RETURNS!

I heard an intriguing rumor about Season 4 of Jurassic World: Camp Cretaceous. It has been implied that the campers will somehow end up on Isla Sorna AKA Site B. That is when the Spinosaurus from Jurassic Park 3 will return and confront the campers. I certainly hope this rumor is true because we have not seen this animal in 20 years. I also hope we will see it in Jurassic World: Dominion next year.

A STRANGE NEW DINOSAUR

While writing The Kaligen Experiment, I decided to do something that has not been done very often in the dinosaur genre. I decided to make one of my fictional dinosaurs a species of Therizinosaurus. It will have the same basic body design of Therizinosaurus, but it will have a number of features and traits that make it stand out of the crowd. I have done this because I do not think that Therizinosaurs get enough spotlight compared to other dinosaurs.

ACTS IN A STORY

Throughout my science classes in elementary school, I was taught the six stages of every experiment: the question, the research, the hypothesis, the experiment, the analysis, and the conclusion. As such, the plot of The Kaligen Experiment will be divided into six acts, each one named after a certain stage in an experiment. The story will start with the question and end with the conclusion.

TWELFTH ILLUSTRATION COMPLETE!!!

The latest illustration for The Kaligen Experiment has been completed. It is a fictional species of small ornithopod similar to Dryosaurus or Othnielia. While it has the same body plan as Dryosaurus, it has a pair of fang-like tusks in its upper jaw, which gives it a vampire-like appearance. I got the idea from Heterodontosaurus, which has teeth that resembled canine fangs. I also drew inspiration for the tusks from the real life vampire deer. To highlight this creature’s bird heritage, I wanted it to be more heavily feathered than normal. The name of this animal translates as “Hickory Lizard”.