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(no subject) [Dec. 23rd, 2009|09:58 pm]
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[mood |curiouscurious]

Hi! I'm new here and I have two questions.

First is, does anyone know of a website or actual physical book that I could use as a basis to do some recreational dinosaur research? Kind of like a workbook that kids get in school, only geared towards adults. I found an online quiz that I was using for some questions. I'd read the question, and then study my dino encyclopedias for the dinosaurs listed in the multiple choice answers. Once I had an answer to the question, obviously I selected the correct dinosaur.

That was fun while it lasted, but I've finished it now, and I cant find any others worth my time. Most quizzes I've found are aimed at young people. That, and I would love to have a workbook that would allow me to go snuggle up in bed with my books, rather than sit at a computer all night. Anywho...

Second question is, do you think there would be much interest in a dinosaur shop full of hand made bits and bobs? EVERYTHING would be tastefully dinosaur themed. Anybody can sell a stuffed T-Rex made for babies but when it comes to adults with a love for prehistoric creatures there isn't much selection. I was thinking of making bags, coin pouches, jewelry, teeshirts, perhaps a decorated pair of shoes or two, accessories, soaps, stationary...All kinds of stuff. Thing is though, I have no idea if something like that would really take root, yanno? So I thought I'd ask the community.

Thanks for your time everyone.
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Dinosaurs as reference for Dragons [Dec. 10th, 2009|11:03 pm]
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First off, let me just say that I'm so happy that there's a community for dinosaurs here on LJ. I think that dinosaurs are freakin' awesome and really aren't given the amount of love that they deserve. Hopefully my post is related enough to dinosaurs for the community.

Anyway, onto the post. I'm currently planning on doing a dragon picture. However, I'm really tired of how I currently draw dragons, especially when it comes to the general anatomy of the limbs and the toes/feet. I've been trying to find some sort of dinosaur species to work from as a basis/reference, but to no avail. Just to explain what I think of when I think "dragon", I imagine a thin, four-legged dragon, with lion-like proportions when it comes to the length of the legs: almost like a four-legged raptor (I know there are probably better ways to explain that, but I'm really bad with dinosaur species in general). I'm only looking for a basis for body stuff, so wings are not a requirement. Any ideas?

PS: I could link to specific dragon pictures better explaining the body, but then I'd feel like I'm just asking: "What dinosaurs did this other dragon artist use as inpiration?"
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Fossil Fighters [Dec. 9th, 2009|09:34 pm]
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Dinosaur video games of recent years can be roughly classified into three types-shooters (in which the dinosaurs are trying to kill you), 'mon' games (in which you obtain, train, and battle dinosaurs, like in Pokemon), and weird stuff (like ParaWorld-dinosaur RTS).

Fossil Fighters, for the DS, falls in the second category. Strangely for a game that shares more than a few features with Pokemon, it's actually a first-party Nintendo title-so essentially the big N is copying itself. Despite this, Fossil Fighters is actually a pretty good game.

Not dinosaurs, VIVOSAURS!Collapse )
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Apatosaurus Fanlisting [Nov. 20th, 2009|03:53 am]
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I recently made a fanlisting for one of my favourite dinosaurs species, the Apatosaurus (Brontosaurus). If you are also a fan of them, please do consider joining and showing your love!

Gentle Giants - The Apatosaurus Fanlisting

"What is a fanlisting?" some of you might ask? A detailed desciption can be found here: http://thefanlistings.org/tfl101.php But mainly, it's just for fun and to create a small dedication to something you like!

New members would be greatly appreciated. Thank you for your time!
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Dino Run [Oct. 26th, 2009|10:39 pm]
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It is not terribly complex or educational, but I have found the Flash game "Dino Run" to be very entertaining. Its old-timey graphics make me nostalgic for Joust.
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"Land Before Time" drawing [Sep. 10th, 2009|03:49 pm]
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[mood |cheerfulcheerful]

I've been drawing this over the week and finally got around to actually colouring him in today.  This is the character "Chomper" from "The Land Before Time: The Great Valley Adventure".  He is definitely still my favourite character!

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dinosaur tattoos [Sep. 7th, 2009|10:41 pm]
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[mood |chipperchipper]
[music |rock lobster, B-52's]

hi, my name is David McRobie and I am in the process of writing an article for "The Prehistoric Times" on dinosaur tattoos.  If anyone is willing and wants to participate please let me know.  I need a few more volunteers to discuss why they wanted a tattoo of a dinosaur and why they chose said critter.
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LIOPLEURODON! [Sep. 4th, 2009|11:46 pm]
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The Chap Mei Liopleurodon has been on my want list for quite some time now. Chap Mei dinosaurs appear to be readily available at TRUs in the U.S., but only a select few make it up to Canada, courtesy of the Animal Planet toyline. Today I randomly stopped off randomly at TRU, and 'lo and behold, they had the Liopleurodon!


He's not exactly massive, but he looks cool and has a jaw-clamping feature. In addition to the giant purple viperfish, he comes with a human scuba diver, which I will simply dump in a Christmas charity bin come December.

TRU also had the Deluxe Jurassic Park redecos in. I'll probably pick up the Velociraptor and Triceratops. Here's hoping Hasbro does a future wave with the Pteranodon or the Tapejara.
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Chap Mei Dinosaurs [Jul. 29th, 2009|07:16 pm]
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For those not in the know, Chap Mei is a Chinese toy company that produces a wide variety of action figures: soldiers, pirates, monsters, wild animals, and dinosaurs, all of which show up at North American stores under a variety of labels. In this particular case, Animal Planet's Dinosaur Valley, found at Toys R Us.

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Dinosaur plushie patterns [Jul. 19th, 2009|04:41 pm]
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[mood |curiouscurious]

Has anyone ever made a dinosaur plushie or knows at least where one could find patterns?

I've spent the last hour and a half trying to find patterns and I can't find anything much less a tutorial.

I'd really love to try and make plushies of my pyroraptors.

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