'''''[[http://askvelociraptor.tumblr.com/ Ask a Velociraptor]]''''' is a Website/{{Tumblr}} blog run by a ''[[ExactlyWhatItSaysOnTheTin Velociraptor]]''. It has gained massive attention and popularity from online dinosaur enthusiasts due to its aversion of RaptorAttack, as well as its consistently entertaining and [[ShownTheirWork well-thought-out]] answers.

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!!This work provides examples of the following tropes:
* {{Adorkable}}: ''Velociraptor'' himself qualifies. That's right; this blog makes a ''flesh-eating dinosaur'' into an adorable little ball of awkward.
* AnimalJingoism: The classic "''Velociraptor'' vs. ''Protoceratops''" example is lampshaded in one ask, with a twist; ''Velociraptor'' comments that ''Protoceratops'' are [[http://askvelociraptor.tumblr.com/post/20667968792/didnt-know-the-guy-myself-but-from-personal extremely violent and aggressive]] and will sometimes attack ''Velociraptors'' unprovoked. In an earlier ask, he [[http://askvelociraptor.tumblr.com/post/14242864449/id-only-ever-attack-a-protoceratops-if-it-was comments]] that he himself would never attack a ''Protoceratops'' unless it was too weak to fight back. And even then, he would still have to be cautious, as the rest of the herd would likely try to kill him to protect the weaker member.
* {{Animesque}}: The art style sometimes forages into this. The ''Velociraptor'' himself looks quasi-super deformed.
* CartoonCreature: "Poorlydrawndinosaur", who asks the ''Velociraptor'' for help figuring out what species he is [[http://askvelociraptor.tumblr.com/post/21192401724/im-gonna-say-some-form-of-tyrannosauroid here]].
** Played with in another post, wherein he's asked to guess what kind of dinosaur [[WesternAnimation/TheFlintstones Dino]] is. [[http://askvelociraptor.tumblr.com/post/25319591208/dino-seems-most-likely-to-be-some-kind-of-basal He immediately concludes that Dino is a basal-sauropod.]]
* CharacterBlog
* CleverCrows: A flock of crows [[http://askvelociraptor.tumblr.com/post/14483655017/of-course-anything-crows-can-do-except-yknow aren't amused]] by the ''Velociraptor'' boasting about having useable fingers and insulting the focus of the trope, their intelligence.
* {{Cloudcuckoolander}}: ''Microraptor'' are said to be these.
* CoolBigBro: ''Deinonychus'' are said to be these.
** ''Deinonychus'' also cheered ''Velociraptor'' up after he got buried by a sandstorm.
* FeatheredFiend: ''Utahraptor'', [[http://askvelociraptor.tumblr.com/post/14234343708/im-pretty-wary-of-them cassowaries]], [[http://askvelociraptor.tumblr.com/post/14483655017/of-course-anything-crows-can-do-except-yknow crows]]...Averted with our title character, though.
* FourthWallMailSlot
* HairTriggerTemper: ''Protoceratops'' is said to have this.
* IntelligenceEqualsIsolation: ''Velociraptor'' notes that ''Troodons'' and their ilk are very smart, but tend to keep to themselves.
* {{Jerkass}}: ''Utahraptor'' are said to be these. ''Protoceratops'' too, being depicted as confrontational to the point of picking fights with raptors for no good reason.
* NiceGuy: The ''Velociraptor'' himself is very polite, a far cry from how his species is [[PrehistoricMonster usually]] [[FeatheredFiend depicted]]. ''Deinonychus'' are also stated to be this.
* OrphanedSeries: No new posts since 2012.
* {{Pun}}: ''Velociraptor'' is fond of using these.
-->'''Velociraptor:''' (''after being asked how he feels about cassowaries'') I'm pretty ''wary'' of them.
-->'''Velociraptor:''' (''in response to a spinosaurid asking how he feels about spinosaurids'') You guys always seemed kinda ''fishy'' to me.
* RaptorAttack: Massively averted!
* SeldomSeenSpecies: ''Microraptor'' and ''Sciurumimus'' are shown on a couple of posts.
* ShoutOut: Music/{{Drake}} is mentioned once.
** ''Velociraptor'' said his favorite Franchise/{{Pokemon}} is Archeops.
** The above mentioned ''Deinonychus'' cheering ''Velociraptor'' up moment was inspired by ''Anime/TengenToppaGurrenLagann''.
* ShownTheirWork
* StockDinosaurs: ''Velociraptor'' itself, ''Deinonychus'', ''Protoceratops'', ''Utahraptor'', etc.
* SuperOCD: ''Velociraptor'' comments that ''Oviraptors'' tend to be rather neurotic, especially when it comes to [[MamaBear their]] [[PapaWolf eggs]].
* TakeThat: To ''Film/JurassicPark'' at various points.
* TertiarySexualCharacteristics: The female ''Velociraptor'' shown [[http://askvelociraptor.tumblr.com/post/23590224406/while-currently-lacking-any-females-and-or here]] has a single eyelash.
* TvTropesWillRuinYourLife: As seen [[http://askvelociraptor.tumblr.com/post/25304512412/i-was-notified-by-an-alvarezsaur-that-i-now-have-a here.]]
-->Warning about that site though, it can be very… time consuming.
* ZergRush: An occasional [[http://askvelociraptor.tumblr.com/post/14659015703/not-really-a-pack-group-of-other-velociraptor-i hunting technique]] for the ''Velociraptor''.
--> "We’re not coordinated enough to be a pack, honestly. We just tend to overpower whatever prey item we have our sights on, then proceed to try and overpower the other ''Velociraptor'' for dibs on the good bits."
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