Tuesday, November 8, 2011

Dinosauroidia.... What is?

Well, title, that is an excellent question to ask. And for the answer, we must go back to the very beginning. The beginning of the 1990's.

Back in the 1990's, some 65 million years after dinosaurs went extinct, there were lots of ways to entertain oneself. Namely, there was grunge music, but also, there was this other thing called 'buying dinosaur books'. The latter proved to be really awesome, and out-lasted the former. In one of those dinosaur books there were many awesome pages, but there was one page that was uniquely awesome in that it had a picture of a Troodon that had evolved into a humanoid. Serendipitously, this morning I have happened upon an image of the page exactly as it first appeared to me so many years ago. Through the magic of blogging technology I have included that image here, in this blog that you are reading, to the left of these words.

Dale Russel's famous "Dinosauroid," first presented to the world in 1982, was my first foray into the hypothetical or theoretical world of evolved dinosaurs. A world I now call Dinosauroidia. But what else is Dinosauroidia?

Good question, sentence. It is, in fact, probably the best research project of all time: officially, it is all that which concerns hypothetical, hyper-intelligent and sentient species evolved from dinosaur lineage. It is also a word that I made up. And it is awesome.

Don't you see, now? I intend to scour the vast, endless, strange edges of the internet for any and all versions of the concept, both scientific and fantastical. Don't you get it? Don't you get that the proposed evolution could have occurred on-earth or off-earth, that it may be maniraptoran or non-maniraptoran? And that representations both visual and literal will be brought to light?

Will no avenue be unexplored? Yes, no avenue will be unexplored!

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