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Okay, Everybody! Short announcement that I need some help!

Doing a Lovecraftian Project, think From Beyond or The Mist in nature. Rifts in a creepy old logging town, various creatures from the different "realms" of reality are bleeding into ours. I'm not thinking alternate universes here, I'm thinking literal planes of our own existence that are simply too alien to usually detect, are usually completely inaccessible to eachother and have physicsm, landscapes and organisms wildly different from our own. I just need some ideas for extra worlds and/or creatures. I'll probably credit you in the "thank you" section of the book, should it ever be finished, if you'd want that. Ideas for locations, creatures, creature abilities, dark gods and creature/place names are accepted. Just note the realms of the story have names that end on the suffix "-land". Think "Rootlands" or "Ashlands", or in the case of our world, "Bluelands" (a reference to Earth's sky). Not all ideas can or will be accepted, obviously, but anything you send can at least serve as inspiration and I might include a "field guide" at the end of the book, so who knows. I'll let you know if I'll use it or not. ;)

Thanks for reading and all the help guys! Please comment!
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Animated adaption of HP Lovecraft's "From Beyond", done by an excellent Michael Granberry on YouTube. Enjoy!

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PA BEGINS by HUBLERDON

Ladies and Gentlesophonts, me and my buddy :icongalhaad: officially announce the PA fan-project......

PRIMEVAL AMERICA!

A fun fan-project, it is based off the 2007-2011 UK science fiction show "Primeval" created by Tim Haines (of "Walking With" fame)and Adrian Hodges. It will be released in the form of episodic screenplays by yours truly, along with creature and conceptual art. Hopefully, me and Galhaad can eventually adapt the scripts into webcomics during the summertime. 

In the original show, a secretive government institution called ARC hires a group of scientists and researchers to track down and contain "Anomalies", mysterious spatiotemporal phenomena that are causing chaos across the UK. Resembling floating, glowing orbs of fractured glass, they are literal holes in the fabric of reality, magnetic and extremely dangerous. No one one knows exactly what they are, where they came from or why they're clustering in that specific time and place, only that as long as the anomaly stays open, it connects the present to potentially any time and place in earth's history, distant past or far future. Naturally, this gives a variety of prehistoric animals (including dinosaurs) and future creatures that have yet to evolve to rampage in the modern day, and it's up to ARC to stop them.

It's a really fun show, sort of a pulp-fiction sci-fi story come to life with strong paleontological elements and homages to Dougal Dixon. It's not really paleontologically accurate, though it certainly did introduce to the public a huge number of obscure prehistoric creatures that would never have gained popularity otherwise, such as Inostrancevia and Kaprosuchus, which is really awesome. Story and character wise, the show is.....a little bit of a mixed bag. The story arcs of the show tend to be dropped completely after a season or so, and some of the show's characters are either flat or completely insufferable(maybe the last part was intentional, Im not sure). There also tends to be completely out-of-place pop music during creature rampages, which tends to jarring. However, many of the "monster if the week" plot lines are fantastic (the Smilodon and Silurian episodes standing out especially), the world building and special effects are cool and original, and most of the main characters in the show are hugely enjoyable presences, especially Connor and Abbey. The show is also extremely talented at handling character death, swiftly and unpredictably offing major and minor characters long before Game of Thrones or the Walking Dead. Sadly, the show is currently on hiatus with little hope for a new season, and it's Canadian spinoff, Primeval: New World, getting cancelled after low ratings. 

Primeval America, our project, is a tad different from its derivation. It is obviously non-cannon, both in a Doyleian and Holmesian sense. Set in a literal parallel universe, an alternate timeline from the first show (multiverse theory is heavily implied to be true in Primeval) Primeval America explores a world where the Anomalies began to open in the U.S. instead of the U.K. With their own unique set of physics and a dangerously increasing rate, the anomalies are releasing a whole new group of creatures (past and future) upon the modern world, and it's up to someone to stop them. That is all I will say at the moment. It will have accurate creatures, be it scary accurate creatures.

.Though the project will be very fun to do, I don't want PA to be a simple copy of its successor. None of the characters from the original universe are present, at least at first. The show will be very different, both thematically and story wise, with a heavier focus on science and biology. It will also be considerably darker in tone (not "gloom and depression" dark, just dark themes) with some intense gore and creature violence. What can I say? I'm a Walking Dead fan. Some episodes I'll write may require creature contests, and I'm definitely open to (non-porn) fan art. :)

The first script, "Origin of the Species", will be released....sometime soon. It's 84 pages long, quite the whopper. You can post your comments, criticisms, etc in the comments section. Spoiler-related topics will be relegated to notes. That is all for now.

The past has a habit of coming back these days. 

Please comment!

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Tagged by :icondragonthunders:

Sigh, let's get this over with.....

1. Angkor Watt and the Hopi Cities.

2. Smilodon, no doubt in my mind. Even if they were limited to zoos, seeing those creatures alive would be something else.

3. A monitor lizard or a Pangolin.

4. Arthropleura and mantis shrimps are pretty rad. Meganeuropsis would be an EPIC pet if you could somehow train it in falconry.

5. Don't know its name. Sorry.

6. Whoo boy, that's a tough one......if the previous questions are any given indication, I don't really have absolute favorites. Does Spec count? :iconosmatar: 's creature Smilotyrannus Imperator:
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First proved to me feathers could look awesome on dinosaurs.

7. Camo Beast from Primeval and the Cryptiles from Future is Wild.

8. Rats and Zucchini, duh. I'm thinking practical here, people.

9. Sarcastic Fringehead, and that bird of paradise that can make its face completely disappear behind a black UFO disk. HOW DOES IT DO THAT?!?!

10. Bradbury and most Technothriller writers.

11. Here. Because I won't die. Non-Earth, Europa.

12. This is assuming my actions would create a separate timeline and leave mine unharmed. K/T. It would be awesome to see what it would all look like.

13. Very.

Now for your questions:

1. What, in your opinion, is the most badass or scary bird of all time?
2. Favorite Primeval creature? Why?
3. Aside from making the creatures more accurate, if you had complete control over the JP franchise, what would be the most fundamental change you'd make to it?
4. What paleoart, paleoartist, or general event ultimately showed you feathered dinosaurs could look awesome? Why?
5. Favorite Kaiju?
6. Favorite movie dinosaur?
7. Favorite Eldritch Ambomination?
8. What creature, real or fictional, would you sic on the YouTube programmers that still haven't fixed the Buffering? How many?
9. Your phone, address and social security-JUST KIDDING! This is filler. Write whatever you want for an answer.
10. Is a Cloverfield/Friends crossover the best idea in all of film history?
11. Scariest Spider? If not, cutest?
12. What paleontology-themed superpower would you have?
13. Favorite paleontologist of all time?

Now for the tagged:

:iconmionote:

:iconpreradkor:

:icongalhaad:

:iconhodarinundu:

:iconrickraptor105:

:iconhyrotrioskjan:

:iconclever-screen-name:

:iconpcawesomeness:

:iconabiogenisis:

:icondragonthunders: (give, and you shall receive) :)

:iconloneanimator:

:iconworldbuildersinc:

:iconkaijusamurai:

You don't have to do it you don't want to, or if you already have.

Have fun. :)
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Hello, everybody!

Though I'm pretty much always active, I haven't posted anything in a long, long time! However, that's gonna change. Time to discuss my future projects!

On Dinoworld: personally, I feel the project is at a good place right now, so I'm putting it on hiatus. It's not dead, I just have other things in mind!

First off, I am collaborating with my buddy :iconGalhaad: on a fan-Webcomic based on a fairly old science fiction show we both enjoy. I can't say anything about it currently, only that the first script is finished and I'm working with Galhaad on the creature designs. It will involve dinosaurs. And gore. I hope you like it.

Second off, I'm launching a whole new spec evolution project! Though its in the developing stages, currently, I hope to turn the concept into an RPG I can play with my friends! I will tag some of my friends so we can flesh out this freaky ecosystem!

Welcome.....to ISLA DE CALIFORNIA!

Inspired by the old dinosaur fiction such as Journey to the Centre of the Earth and old legends about the west coast pre- Loius and Clarke.

Set shortly after the American Civil War, ISLA DE CALIFORNIA chronicles the settlements and countries being established in Western North America. However, due this being alternate history, the wild, Wild West is......well, nothing like it is here.

Due to some slight changes in continental drift during the creation of the Western Interior Seaway, the settlers go west to find a drastically different world: one where the Plestiocene never really ended, the Midwest is covered in salt flats and extremely volcanic, and California is an island where relic populations of Mesozoic reptile still hold strong, one the Conquistadors had settled decades before. America pushing forward and purchasing the subcontinent, the west is as weird as it is wild.

The environment is populated by a variety of people: the settlers, the confused Mexican populace that has suddenly been assimilated into American culture, the United Native groups that rule the widwest and control the export of precious minerals from the area, militia splinter groups of neo-conquistadors dedicated to re-joining Mexico, rogue clades of deserting soldiers, fur-traders risking their lives among the larger megafauna, religious cults convinced California is the original garden of Eden, naturalists eager to study and preserve the new new world, and troups of law enforcers sent in to control the chaos. The ecosystem, however, is even more complex, housing creatures from the Plestiocene, Oligocene, Maastritchian, Cenomian and even relic populations of archosaur from the Triassic.

ECOSYSTEMS

THE SALT-FLATS: The American Midwest, a mostly-lawless land of salt-flats, salt pillars, short shrubbery, and a multitude of active volcanoes. Though more geologically interesting that biologically, it does house populations of Ornithocheirid Pterosaur from Isla de California, which have adapted to the desert climate. There are also descendants of Bison, Teratorns, bizzare giraffe-like ungulates uniqye to this world, and huge bears that colonize abandoned mines. A descendant of Meganateron has been tamed by humans to be a domesticated animal and has become quite popular in North America.

THE MIDLAND SEA: The short stretch of saltwater cutting off the subcontinent from the rest of North America. A very warm area, swarming with sharks and Sauropterygans. Pods of intelligent Mosasaur. Their prolonged presence keeps out most Cetaceans and other competitors. Many fisher pterosaurs, initially mistaken for pterodactylus.

THE COAST: A fairly safe area. Frequent in crustaceans and scavenger birds. Medium-sized marsupial predators patrol the beaches.

ESTURARIES: Swampy areas south of the subcontinent. Frequent in derived Porto-crocodiles, primitive mosasaurs and large beavers. Relict Depranosaurs dwell here, as in many forested areas of the island. How they ecked on so long is still unknown.

THE FORESTS: Swathes of forest, cover most of the island. Truly gigantic Mastodons the main Herbivore here, swimming over during the Plestiocene. Relic populations of Glyptodon, tree-dwelling Nimravids, variety of small flying Velociraptorine Dromaeosaurs. Gigantic Charcarodontosaurs serve as the apex predators.

THE PLAINS: Frequent in mastodons, burrowing birds, and a strange horned herbivore that evolved from the giant beavers. Large Dromaeosaurine Dromaeosaurs serve as the apex predators, adapted to high speeds. Some ornithopods.

THE MOUNTAINS: The upper altitudes and mountains ranges of the Island. Gigantic titanosaurs and derived Machairodontids dwell here, as well as other, more mysterious creatures. What they are is up to you.

This is what I can think of! You can add biomes and suggest creatures to me in the comments! You can even draw em yourself! Here are the people I tag:

:iconTheMorlock:

:iconQueenSerenity2012:

:iconPrisitichampsus:

:iconGalhaad:

:iconHodariNundu:

:iconTraheripteryx:

:iconHytrioskjan:

AW CRAP, the icon thing didn't work. Oh well, if you're watching me, at least you'll get the message.

Or anybody who would like to help!

Please comment!

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I need a logo for Dinoworld. Yes, the project is still going strong, just bit off WAY more dinosaurs than I could chew. Gonna finish off Yi Qi tomorrow, hopefully....

Anyone got any ideas for a logo? It's gotta obviously be different from anything else, just comment your ideas!

Hopefully, I can get some info before introducing the new set of dinosaurs....sort of a symbol that Dinoworld has finally opened!

Please Comment!

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This is my new profile on DEVIANTART!!! SO excited!

I specialize in Paleoart, speculative evolution, creature design, and stop motion puppet construction!

If you want so see more on my projects, check out my blog: hublerdon.blogspot.com
Recently, I did a review on Jurassic World.

Most of the artwork I posted already is digital, though I may post my sketches in the future. Enjoy!

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