An outline for the latest episode has been written! Here are some teases for it I posted on DeviantArt:
1. A new discovery will have a major influence on the plot, but it may not be the one you think (this one has sort of changed a bit since I wrote it, but the idea is still there).
2. Feduciucc’s apparent death WILL be addressed, as well as the Jeff plotline I started with the Liopleurodon episode.
3. Another plot thread will be addressed in the episode, but nobody seems to have picked up on it despite me being not that subtle with it (okay, maybe the actual origins for it aren’t that subtle, but maybe the presentation is).
noddytheornithopod gave us a subtle shout out in the latest episode of his paleontology satire series Palae-oh-no. Thanks, Noddy!
Palae-oh-no is a really fun series, by the way. I recommend it to all lovers of paleontology.
Also, to anyone who has a TV Tropes account, don’t be afraid to add entries to the Palae-oh-no pages! I honestly get excited when I see someone add something to it. :)
Albertonykus has made a very interesting observation on TV Tropes that I didn’t even intend!
"The various ways the non-troodont maniraptors escape being tranquilized in part one. Kollin outruns the tranquilizer darts, Corrie diverts them with a decoy, and Kim-Lee’s plumage turns out to be too thick to be penetrated. Meanwhile, all the troodonts are quickly captured. If there ever was clear demonstration that troodonts are not inherently superior to other maniraptors in-universe, this is it.”
I finally finished the conclusion to the latest story… after months.
I’d probably find some sort of device to increase intelligence, or I’d have them as a silent character that still works with the main cast.
I never run. People who say those horrible words run from me. The success rate of their escapes is also… variable.
Fan art of the main cast of Palae-oh-no, from left to right: Sampson, Cyryl, Lora, Jeff, Corrie, and Kollin
Have you not heard of Palae-oh-no? Then it’s time you did. Palae-oh-no is a series of short stories by Tyrannotitan333 (also known as Noddy the Ornithopod on Tumblr) set in the early Maastrichtian of North America, with the twist that maniraptors are sapient and live in civilizations. The societies are a bit crap in some ways though, because they are run almost entirely by troodonts while other types of maniraptors are discriminated against. (What’s up with the oviraptorosaur, alvarezsaur, and enantiornithine in the image then? You’d better read the series to find out.)
What’s especially clever about the stories, however, is that they incorporate a lot of references to the paleontological community and satirize poor science communication and common misconceptions about paleontology.
There, I even drew a picture to get your attention. Now listen to me and go check them out.
No, really. Why are you still reading this? Check them out.