Great idea! It may be that this has done before but I can't recall it. Then again my memory is currently a puddle of water so thats no conclusive evidence of the non-existence of anything.
You know you're a Dinotopian when:
When talking or referring to Az (or anyone else from this community) IRL you have trouble keeping in mind to refer to them by their RL human name.
When talking or referring to someone you know IRL who is also a boardmember, you have trouble remembering to refer to them by their screenname while on the OMB or in chat with people who DON'T know them IRL.
Problems, however grand, can be fixed if enough chocolate is used for a bribe.
You find yourself quoting the code IRL when you try to explain your actions or ideas.
You're dying to read the new HP book but you'd do anything to switch the release date of that with the release date of Journey to Chandara no matter how many murderous HP fans would come after you.
You never had any affinity with art before but Dinotopia 'saved' you.
You fall into a community, stay for 7 years and find yourself demi-admin. I'm still not sure what was in that chocolate Az gave me. jkjk
You spend way too much time wondering what Az's DINOTOPIAN wedding would look like.
When on a shopping spree with friends your mind is continuously converting objects and clothing to 'Dinotopian' versions or seeing a way to mend several different influences together into a Dinotopia-ish clash.
When going through your wardrobe, you get ideas on how to make a Dinotopia costume of some of it.
You really wish you could go to Bix and beg her to help you with your languages.
You'd go to Dinotopia if you could, EVEN if they didn't have coffee and you'd spend the rest of your life being an involuntary vegetarian.
Its funny because I used to actually base my characters after the vehicles we were currently driving. The large the vehicle the larger the saurian. How odd! :silly:
You Know Your a Dinotopian When:
~You scour caves for sunstones, thinking "If only I could find some, we could get rid of cars forever!"
~You find yourself repulsed at the sight of eggs, and meat. Just thinking of the creature that died to put that meat on your plate makes you sick.
~You find yourself creating whole cultures on Dinotopia and get exceedingly worried that they won't fit in with canon.
~You get a town named after you on Dinotopia (You go Azzy!)
~Your art begins to take on an oddly Saurian theme.
~You feel that the back story of Dinotopia is a bit vague, so you study the books and come up with a way to "Fill in the blanks" as it were in Dinotpian History.
~You actually find yourself looking for old journals with odd pressed specimens and pictures in used book stores and thrift shops.
~You get very annoyed when your friends touch your dinosaur models. Complaining they messed up your recreation of Dinosaur Parade.
~You celebrate Dinotopian Holidays more than regular ones.
~You begin to wonder if your house was built to "Saurian Standards".
~You use your knowledge of science, the books and just good old fashioned imagination to create plausible ways for Dinosaurs that span the millennia to all end up on an island without them evolving into one another or eating each other before entering the World Beneath. (I've actually done this one!)
Thats all I can think of right now. I'll get back to it.
Her mystique is one of innocence, I feel I'm lounging in lovely in her deep green eyes. And i will be living in paradise if I were always around her like her Siamese.
I find that I can't breathe And I can't sleep When she's not around Every day is bluey gray when she not in town when she's not in town.
Post by Highsoar and Alyssa on Jul 9, 2007 0:30:29 GMT -5
I went to a carnival yesterday and they had a ride that was supposed to simulate hang gliding...the riders lay on their stomachs on platforms to ride. Yes it did go around in a circle but I loved it anyway and rode three times...to me it was a little bit what riding a Skybax must be like, only without the metal restraints and going a lot higher.
Or being the skybax for that matter With the same differences as above. It was still easy to close my eyes and imagine it.
Hand over the chocolate and no one gets hurt! Except Raptors, because even I refuse to get between a raptor and his/her chocolate.
Happy to be a Christian Dinotopia lover
Quetzalcoatlus Skybax Highsoar and apprentice rider Alyssa Dunn
Really Dwaggie? That's cool. I hardly ever had to go as far as I-68, I always peeled off just before the split of I-70 and I-68 and headed to Berkeley Springs, WV. Hmm, I wonder if Dinotopia has a formation like Sidling Pass...*ponders*
- You learn the footprint alphabet and use it to write in a diary so no one else can read it! (I have!) - You ponder using "Breathe Deep, Seek Peace" in a tattoo and think it's a good idea to consult Gurney first! (I'll get around to that eventually...and getting an artist to make it look pretty!)
"Weapons are enemies, even to their owners," Chided the instructor. Edmund smiled and offered his hands palm-up. "Here are my weapons," he said, "My empty hands."
I have a colleague in another department at my work whose last name is Dennison. I have only ever made his acquaintaince through e-mail, since we are in different buildings. I cannot help but think of him as looking like Arthur in the books, though, and I constantly refer to him as "Will" instead of his real first name (Luckily just to myself and not in a message, at least so far)...
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cptstarlight: Dinotopia, like returning to the company of an old friend. Should old friends be forgot and never thought upon? I think not.
Feb 14, 2019 6:57:52 GMT -5
bricabrach: And yes! There's nothing like Dinotopia! Breathe deep, seek peace.
Nov 11, 2018 19:42:49 GMT -5
DinoAnon: Remember to uphold personal honour and find your own glory in the world and your traditions. Halcyon and the Knights of the Unrivaled could have done no less. Good bye, Dinotopia.
Nov 8, 2018 23:50:51 GMT -5
DinoAnon: So to old friends long gone, to times in the past, and with my dearest wishes of positivity in your lives, this is Steven/Lellywin from Canada saying farewell. Breathe deep. Seek peace. Good luck to you all.
Nov 8, 2018 23:49:20 GMT -5
DinoAnon: Spending time with Dinotopians. And how much more wonderful and magical the world was.
Nov 8, 2018 23:47:26 GMT -5
DinoAnon: Look at the last Jurassic Park films, still stuck in middle 90's dino science, still such corny nonsense. I think about what we could have had, and it frustrates me, but at the same time I am greatful for the years I spent among Dinotopians...
Nov 8, 2018 23:47:12 GMT -5
DinoAnon: And I have to really wonder how something so special and unique lost its footing in popular culture. There will *never* be anything like Dinotopia, especially as media marches on and continues to provide us such thoughtless and violent garbage.
Nov 8, 2018 23:45:33 GMT -5
DinoAnon: I remember 1995 and the glorious high point of The World Beneath and the exciting world of Dinotopia being explored. I look around now in a decaying fandom, though you don't need a fandom to enjoy something...
Nov 8, 2018 23:44:47 GMT -5
Rosa: Highsoar and Alyssa! Hi! It's so good to see you back!!!
Oct 31, 2018 20:55:04 GMT -5