History Website / SpecWorld

9th Jan '17 1:26:12 PM ElSquibbonator
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* PteroSoarer: Averted. Until very recently, this was due to the project simply not having any pterosaurs at all, as the creators initially believed they were declining prior to the K/T extinction. In the most current version, there are pterosaurs, but they are not numerous and exist mainly as flightless predators in Australia.



* PteroSoarer: Averted. Until very recently, this was due to the project simply not having any pterosaurs at all, as the creators initially believed they were declining prior to the K/T extinction. In the most current version, there are pterosaurs, but they are not numerous and exist mainly as flightless predators in Australia.
9th Jan '17 1:25:38 PM ElSquibbonator
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* RaptorAttack: Averted. While raptors are abundant, they are all correctly depicted with feathers, and most of them are not pack hunters.

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* RaptorAttack: Averted. While raptors are abundant, they are all correctly depicted with feathers, and most (though not all) of them are not pack hunters.


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* PteroSoarer: Averted. Until very recently, this was due to the project simply not having any pterosaurs at all, as the creators initially believed they were declining prior to the K/T extinction. In the most current version, there are pterosaurs, but they are not numerous and exist mainly as flightless predators in Australia.
28th Nov '16 6:41:19 PM ElSquibbonator
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* ToiletHumor: A fair bit, most of it courtesy of contributor Brian Choo.


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* VomitIndiscretionShot: The Nerd-of-Paradise is a bird that uses its own vomit to subdue prey and fend off predators. It [[AcquiredPoisonImmunity cannot be poisoned]] because it vomits out any toxins in its body.
28th Nov '16 6:34:59 PM ElSquibbonator
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* EverythingsBetterWithDinosaurs: They're the main focus of the site, with other, less spectacular groups like mammals being ignored in their favour.

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* EverythingsBetterWithDinosaurs: They're the main focus of the site, site (including birds), with other, less spectacular groups like mammals being ignored in their favour.



* RaptorAttack: Averted. While raptors are abundant, they are all correctly depicted with feathers, and most of them are not pack hunters.



* StockDinosaurs: ZigZagged. Obviously, none of the stock species themselves show up, but many familiar groups do, including [[TyrannosaurusRex tyrannosaurs]], [[RaptorAttack dromaeosaurs]], hadrosaurs, sauropods, ceratopsians, and ankylosaurs. The subversion is that the "modern" members of these groups aren't necessarily descended from the most famous extinct species--for example, Spec's ceratopsians are descended from [[https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Leptoceratopsidae leptoceratopsids]] rather than true ceratopsids.



** This is also the reason why you won't find anything even remotely similar to a sapient creature on Spec; it's a silent protest against [[HumanoidAliens Dinosauroids]] (to the point where the group of dinosaurs to whom Dale Russel's absurdly humanlike Dinosauroid belonged is almost extinct!)

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** This is also the reason why you won't find anything even remotely similar to a sapient creature on Spec; it's a silent protest against [[HumanoidAliens the idea of [[LizardFolk Dinosauroids]] (to the point where the group of dinosaurs to whom Dale Russel's absurdly humanlike Dinosauroid belonged is almost extinct!)


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* TyrannosaurusRex: Tyrannosaurs--implied to be descendants of T. rex itself--are the apex predators of North America and Eurasia.
9th Oct '15 9:07:08 PM TrollMan
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** The magnoraptor, a giant dromaeosaurid, was intended to be a descendant of what was once thought to be a real life giant dromaeosaurid, ''Megaraptor'', which is now known to have been a carnosaur.

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** The magnoraptor, a giant dromaeosaurid, was intended to be a descendant of what was once thought to be a real life giant dromaeosaurid, ''Megaraptor'', which is now known to have been a carnosaur.[[strike:carnosaur]] tentative coelurosaur, possibly a tyrannosaur.


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** The hoeks and baskervilles are stagodonts based on old reconstructions of ''Didelphodon'' before more complete remains showed that it was an aquatic animal more similar to otters than Tasmanian devils.
19th Sep '15 8:28:42 PM TrollMan
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[[caption-width-right:350:A mock-up for [[WhatCouldHaveBeen if it were a book.]]]]
4th Aug '15 5:53:04 PM Adept
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* FrogsAndToads: They don't appear to have come very far with their amphibians, but they do have a cookie-cutter tadpole that chomps on the behinds of wading dinosaurs.
25th Jul '15 6:30:45 AM Morgenthaler
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SpecWorld, or TheSpeculativeDinosaurProject, is a massive, ''massive'' world-building work in progress. It's basically an attempt to imagine how the world would be if the K/Pg Extinction Event hadn't happened 65 million years ago as seen from the perspective of dimension-hopping explorers and scientists from our world ("Home-Earth").

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SpecWorld, Spec World, or TheSpeculativeDinosaurProject, the Speculative Dinosaur Project, is a massive, ''massive'' world-building work in progress. It's basically an attempt to imagine how the world would be if the K/Pg Extinction Event hadn't happened 65 million years ago as seen from the perspective of dimension-hopping explorers and scientists from our world ("Home-Earth").
5th Jul '15 8:08:47 PM albertonykus
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The best thing you can do is just [[http://speculativeevolution.wikia.com/wiki/Speculative_Dinosaur_Project start reading]].[[note]]The project has been jumping around for the better part of a decade, to put it mildly. You may see the original incarnation [[http://web.archive.org/liveweb/http://web.archive.org/web/20080731013714im_/http://www.bowdoin.edu/~dbensen/Spec/ here]], but use it only for nostalgic purposes, as a lot has changed[[/note]]

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The best thing you can do is just [[http://speculativeevolution.wikia.com/wiki/Speculative_Dinosaur_Project start reading]].[[note]]The project has been jumping around for the better part of a decade, to put it mildly. You may see the original incarnation [[http://web.archive.org/liveweb/http://web.archive.org/web/20080731013714im_/http://www.bowdoin.edu/~dbensen/Spec/ here]], but use it only for nostalgic purposes, as a lot has changed[[/note]]
5th Jul '15 8:07:03 PM albertonykus
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The best thing you can do is just [[http://www.specworld-project.com/ start reading]].[[note]]The project has been jumping around for the better part of a decade, to put it mildly. You may see the original incarnation [[http://web.archive.org/liveweb/http://web.archive.org/web/20080731013714im_/http://www.bowdoin.edu/~dbensen/Spec/ here]], but use it only for nostalgic purposes, as a lot has changed[[/note]]

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The best thing you can do is just [[http://www.specworld-project.com/ [[http://speculativeevolution.wikia.com/wiki/Speculative_Dinosaur_Project start reading]].[[note]]The project has been jumping around for the better part of a decade, to put it mildly. You may see the original incarnation [[http://web.archive.org/liveweb/http://web.archive.org/web/20080731013714im_/http://www.bowdoin.edu/~dbensen/Spec/ here]], but use it only for nostalgic purposes, as a lot has changed[[/note]]



The project isn't entirely dead, as the Yahoo club below shows. Also, some DA pictures from the staff like [[http://pristichampsus.deviantart.com/art/Terrorsaur-139874737 this]] suggest that, [[LeftHanging once the main site is updated, things will get very interesting...]] (A summary including some of the new ideas can be found [[http://speculativebiology.wikia.com/wiki/The_Speculative_Dinosaur_Project here]].)

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The project isn't entirely dead, as the [[http://tech.groups.yahoo.com/group/DinosaurMailingList-KilledThreads Yahoo club below club]] shows. Also, some DA pictures from the staff like [[http://pristichampsus.deviantart.com/art/Terrorsaur-139874737 this]] suggest that, [[LeftHanging once the main site is updated, things will get very interesting...]] (A summary including some of the new ideas can be found [[http://speculativebiology.wikia.com/wiki/The_Speculative_Dinosaur_Project here]].)



* DeadFic: Not entirely though; the [[http://tech.groups.yahoo.com/group/DinosaurMailingList-KilledThreads Yahoo club]] is still functional. Its activity fluctuates, however, and at one point it was uncertain if it was still active, but it returned with a vengeance.
** As of the current time, the site itself has been moved. [[http://www.specworld-project.com to here]]

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* DeadFic: Not entirely though; the [[http://tech.groups.yahoo.com/group/DinosaurMailingList-KilledThreads Yahoo club]] is still functional. Its activity fluctuates, however, and at one point it was uncertain if it was still active, but it returned with a vengeance.
** As of the current time, the site itself has been moved. [[http://www.specworld-project.com to here]]
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