Cannibalism is frequently seen as a major social taboo amongst humans. However, it is a completely different story in the animal kingdom. Even dinosaurs were not exempt from cannibalism. The most successful predators would take advantage of every situation that provides food even if it means feeding on their own kind. This weeds out the weak so that the strongest members of the species would continue to thrive. One of the earliest examples of dinosaur cannibalism is the apex predator of Cretaceous Madagascar: Majungasaurus. Majungasaurus was part of a group of dinosaurs known as Abelisaurids, which have a notorious reputation for cannibalism. Most of the carnivorous species of dinosaur in my book series, The Kaligen Experiment, practice cannibalism. In one of my dinosaur short stories, there will be a scene that revolves around a scenario that results in cannibalism.
I am planning to write a collection of eight short stories about my fictional species of dinosaurs in their natural habitat. Each short story will depict a scenario of what these dinosaurs would do in those kinds of situations. Some stories will depict fights, some will depict hunts, and a few will depict mating rituals gone wrong.
I am so glad that we will be seeing other species of raptors in Jurassic World: Dominion, especially the Pyroraptor. The Pyroraptor in Jurassic World looks achingly gorgeous with its feathers. The last time I saw the Pyroraptor was in the documentary series Dinosaur Planet. Apparently, like the Velociraptor, the filmmakers have supersized the Pyroraptor. In real life, Pyroraptor was about the same size as Velociraptor, which was roughly the size of a turkey.
I love the design of the Oviraptor in Jurassic World: Dominion. Like the other feathered dinosaurs seen so far, it is achingly gorgeous to look at like a primeval bird of paradise. I thought the sounds that the Oviraptor made were kind of cute. I remember when I first heard of this animal when I was a kid and now I get to see it on the big screen. What a treat!
Easily one of the greatest examples of God’s wrath are the ten plagues of Egypt from the Book of Exodus. When the Pharaoh angered God by enslaving the Israelites, a series of plagues were unleashed upon Egypt. The plagues consisted of the following:
1.) Turning water to blood
3.) Lice or gnats
4.) Wild animals or flies
5.) Pestilence of livestock
7.) Thunderstorm of hail and fire
9.) Darkness for three days
10.) Death of the firstborn son
As my dinosaur book series, The Kaligen Experiment, progresses, I am planning to include a number of Biblical references to the story. Among those references will be the 10 Plagues of Egypt. These new plagues will not be the same as the ones that struck Egypt nor will they be the result of divine intervention. instead, these new plagues will be similar to the original plagues and have the same impact, but they will be happening on a global scale. The original plagues all but crippled Ancient Egypt as a civilization. Can you imagine how modern civilization who be affected by plagues that are global? These new plagues will be triggered by unpredictable technology that mankind has no idea how to control. Overall, this is going to be apocalyptic in nature.
As I continue to write my next dinosaur book, I can envision what the ending will be like. Like the last book, I intend to give the ending a sense of ominous doom. Essentially, I am envisioning the ending to be similar to the ending of Prometheus.
I have reached the 15th chapter of my next dinosaur book. All that is left is eight more chapters and an epilogue. While the last book displayed the surface world of Kaligen Island, this volume will depict what lies beneath the island’s surface. I will be drawing inspiration from prehistoric animals that lived underground. The whole process of writing this book is becoming increasingly exciting!
I have started the 12th chapter of the next volume of The Kaligen Experiment. This will involve a bunch of soldiers playing a game of cat and mouse with a pack of raptors. Then something bigger enters the fray, but I won’t say what.
Guess what I found? Apparently, there is a Youtube video that has a recipe to how to recreate the potion of Dr. Jekyll and Mr. Hyde. It is not like the real thing, but it is the closest edible replica to what is described in the novel.
On Twitter, one of my readers said this:
“Michael Crichton gave us Jurassic Park. Victor Milan gave us Dinosaur Lords. Grady P. Brown (@guardiansyoung) gives us an entirely new world!”
I was not expecting to be compared to Michael Crichton so this meant a lot.