History Literature / Dinotopia

27th Jun '16 3:38:05 PM DragonRanger
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* FunWithAcronyms: The Code of Dinotopia is a list of eleven proverbs (well, ten-and-a-half, given that much of the last line is missing) well-known among all Dinotopians. The first letter of each line put together makes a twelfth, "Sow good seed". (For what it's worth, the TV miniseries ruins the acronym, changing the lost line from "Don't p..." to "Fin...", full line "Find the light".)



* SpoofAesop: The Code of Dinotopia, a list of proverbs, has its last line cut off at "Don't p..." Some Dinotopians have he suggested that the line might be "Don't pee in the bath." [[spoiler:In actuality, code eleven is "Don't put out the light."]]

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* SpoofAesop: The Code of Dinotopia, a list of proverbs, has its last line cut off at "Don't p..." Some Dinotopians have he suggested that the line might be "Don't pee in the bath." [[spoiler:In actuality, code eleven is "Don't put out the light."]]"
31st Mar '16 11:09:52 PM schoi30
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* NobleSavage: Stinktooth the ''Giganatosaurus'' protects Arthur and his friends from a ''Tyrannosaurus'' after he saves his son, and even helps Arthur stop Lee Crabb from escaping the island. The "savage" part comes from the fact that he's still a carnosaur that lives outside of civilization and presumably eats non-seafood meat.

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* NobleSavage: Stinktooth the ''Giganatosaurus'' ''Giganotosaurus'' protects Arthur and his friends from a ''Tyrannosaurus'' after he saves his son, and even helps Arthur stop Lee Crabb from escaping the island. The "savage" part comes from the fact that he's still a carnosaur that lives outside of civilization and presumably eats non-seafood meat.



* NonMaliciousMonster: The carnosaurs of the Rainy Basin. Bix describes them as "hungry by nature, with no stomach for civilization"

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* NonMaliciousMonster: The carnosaurs carnivores of the Rainy Basin. Bix describes them as "hungry by nature, with no stomach for civilization"



* PteroSoarer: Skybaxes, the ''Pteranodon'' guardians of the World Beneath and InstantMessengerPigeon ''Dimorphodon''. They have most of the inaccuracies seen in other depictions.
** The TV miniseries makes a glaring error by portraying the ''Dimorphodons'' as birds, with feathers, toothless beaks and everything.



* PrecociousCrush: Will Denison is the subject of this, from a T. Rex hatchling of all things.
* PrehistoricMonster: Utterly averted. Most of the dinosaurs are wise and peaceful, and they are 'all'' sentient. Even the uncivilized carnosaurs of the Rainy Basin are not above negotiating with any travelers who try to buy safe passage with offerings of fish.

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* PrecociousCrush: Will Denison is the subject of this, from a T. Rex rex hatchling of all things.
* PrehistoricMonster: Utterly averted. Most of the dinosaurs are wise and peaceful, and they are 'all'' sentient. Even the uncivilized tyrannosaurs and carnosaurs of the Rainy Basin are not above negotiating with any travelers who try to buy safe passage with offerings of fish.fish.
* PteroSoarer: Skybaxes, the ''Pteranodon'' guardians of the World Beneath and InstantMessengerPigeon ''Dimorphodon''. They have most of the inaccuracies seen in other depictions.
** The TV miniseries makes a glaring error by portraying the ''Dimorphodons'' as birds, with feathers, toothless beaks and everything.
23rd Mar '16 12:41:16 AM Emperor_Oshron
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** In one of the not-quite-Canon spin-off novels, a city-dwelling herbivore was shown journeying through the Rainy Basin as she was about to die, providing the carnivores with food. This act was referred to in almost religious terms.

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** In one of the not-quite-Canon spin-off novels, a city-dwelling herbivore was shown journeying through the Rainy Basin as she was about to die, providing the carnivores with food. This act was referred to in almost religious terms. Another of the novels has a similar set-up in the mountains where local herbivores in the process of dying also offer their bodies to the local saber-toothed cats as part of a peace treaty.
17th Mar '16 9:54:32 AM Kuruni
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** [[DragonRider Pterosaur Rider]] -- [[Tropers/TragicTheDragon This editor]] couldn't have been the only one thinking of Will and Cirrus when she saw ''{{Film/Avatar}}''.
5th Jan '16 6:33:36 PM WillKeaton
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The book features gorgeously detailed illustrations, courtesy of [[http://dinotopia.com/ author/illustrator James Gurney]], previously best known for his book covers, animation background art, and especially for his incredibly detailed illustrations of historical cultures in ''National Geographic''.

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The book features gorgeously detailed illustrations, courtesy of [[http://dinotopia.com/ author/illustrator James Gurney]], Gurney,]] previously best known for his book covers, animation background art, and especially for his incredibly detailed illustrations of historical cultures in ''National Geographic''.
27th Dec '15 7:13:34 AM Raptorslash
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* DumbDinos: Averted - the dinosaurs are fully sapient and live alongside humansas equals.

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* DumbDinos: Averted - the dinosaurs are fully sapient and live alongside humansas humans as equals.
27th Dec '15 7:13:24 AM Raptorslash
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* DumbDinosaurs: Averted - the dinosaurs are fully sapient and live alongside humansas equals.

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* DumbDinosaurs: DumbDinos: Averted - the dinosaurs are fully sapient and live alongside humansas equals.
27th Dec '15 5:25:57 AM Raptorslash
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* DumbDinosaurs: Averted - the dinosaurs are fully sapient and live alongside humansas equals.
30th Nov '15 9:52:25 PM Tallens
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* ScalingTheSummit: As part of their training as Skybax riders, Will and Sylvia have to prove that they are not bound to the earth by climbing the tallest mountain in Dinotopia to a place called the Tentpole of the Sky, a monastary-type place built by Tibetans on the icy peak.
26th Sep '15 9:05:37 PM chicagomel
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* LiteraryAgentHypothesi: The original book was presented as a reproduction of a book Gurney found in a university library.

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* LiteraryAgentHypothesi: LiteraryAgentHypothesis: The original book was presented as a reproduction of a book Gurney found in a university library.
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