wdhr semi-regular dinosaur thread

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Magdalene 5/22/2019 12:54:09 AM
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Magdalene 5/22/2019 12:56:03 AM
My romantic gimmick lover is the most thoughtful beautiful birthday gift giver ever
ed_money 5/22/2019 12:56:16 AM
Hellbender.

Are they dinosaurs?
Magdalene 5/22/2019 12:57:02 AM
Show thyself my goat king
Magdalene 5/22/2019 12:57:41 AM
Excuse me but this is my birthday party
TinFINS 5/22/2019 2:50:50 AM
rawr
Magdalene 5/22/2019 3:10:59 AM
I love you too idiot
agent_friday 5/22/2019 9:48:50 AM
After I saw JP when I was 7 it was definitely velociraptor. They were portrayed as so goddamn cool. I was about 25 or 26 when I was finally informed that they are really covered in feathers and about the size of a large turkey.

I was crushed.

So I suppose I'll go back to my other favorite, triceratops.
withdeadhandsrising 5/22/2019 9:01:07 PM
agent_friday 5/22/2019 9:48:50 AM
After I saw JP when I was 7 it was definitely velociraptor. They were portrayed as so goddamn cool. I was about 25 or 26 when I was finally informed that they are really covered in feathers and about the size of a large turkey.

I was crushed.


actually, it's not as far off as you'd think. you see, when writing jp, crichton consulted with an expert who was doing research on what he called "velociraptor antirrhopus". that dinosaur is what the jp raptors, both book and novel, are based on, and why they're called velociraptor in both. velociraptor antirrhopus is now more commonly known and entirely referred to as deinonychus now, and they were originally even going to call them deinonychus in the film, but spielberg felt velociraptor sounded more dramatic. since nobody really refers to deinonychus as velociraptor antirrhopus anymore, the title of velociraptor has gone to velociraptor mongoliensis, which is the small, turkey-sized one.

*adjusts nerd glasses*
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