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tyrannosaurianrex9


I became a Brony in the summer of 2017, and I'm also obsessed with dinosaurs, science and friendship.

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How did everything go so wrong? Twilight had just been conducting some research on the Elements of Harmony, when Fluttershy came to her talking about some new animal from the Everfree Forest. Only this ‘animal’ sounds like nothing Twilight had ever heard of. Now, Canterlot and Ponyville had been invaded by someone called the Storm King, the Princesses and Spike had been captured, and Twilight and her friends are divided both physically and mentally. And to top it all off, it looks like the only way to fix all this is to put her faith in these creatures, these dinosaurs.


Prereader: sevenofeleven

Editor and Proofreader: one_shot_wonder (Unavailable), AppleChocolate (Unavailable) and raven618


This story is a fixfic that took place after the events of season 1, and some of the characters in the future events of the show didn't exist, but it had new characters I made up.

Rated E, but it's Rated PG, which contains some creature action and mild violence

Chapters (2)
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Okay, right off the bat this is much better than the last story. Your writing has improved dramatically, tyrannosaurian; well done! I'm actually kind of curious to see where this goes!

By the way, is that first dinosaur a Compsognathus? Or perhaps something more obscure, like Sinornithosaurus?

the participants accidentally knocked Fluttershy off the ground, leading to her fall towards the ground,

You may want to change that first ground to cloud or clouds.

Interesting start on this.

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In this story, all animals from the Mesozoic Era are from the Late Cretaceous Maastrichtian Age. And, it's actually a small alvarezsauroid, and you'll see what genus in the following chapters. The smaller ones in this story were portrayed as the 'Compies' from the Jurassic Park series, except they don't hunt in groups, they prey on insects and other tiny animals, they're scavengers, and lack of venom, since the fact no dinosaur (or bird) on Earth is either venomous.

Check out on google when you see alvarezsauroids from the Maastrichtian Age.

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Thanks for the clarification. Really cool how you're using a lesser known genus.

Although, some people think that the aforementioned Sinornithosaurus might have been venomous.

shows promise, but if that creature is a dinosaur, please NO FEATHERS! Science or not, feathers ruin them!!!!

Why is it in the AS group ?

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No they don't! :ajbemused:

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She might have been asocial, thanks to her Asperger’s Syndrome, but she was among the most intelligent of ponies, and loved studying and reading books.

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Don't worry. Not all theropod dinosaurs had feathers.

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I cant imagine any of them had feathers. It just doesnt make sense. Forgive me, but almost every school child before this decade grew up with the description of reptilian skin dinos.

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Okay, guys that's enough. I don't want any arguments in my story.

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Here's the thing. No matter what movies, books and documentaries you've seen growing up, dinosaurs were real animals that actually lived on this planet long before any apes could form opinions on what they should look like. It isn't about what looked cool or how you or I want them to look like, it is about what the real animals actually looked like millions of years ago, and through meticulous research of countless paleaontologists for many years we now know that many (but not all) dinosaurs definitively had feathers.

Are you saying we should ignore all that effort and research just because you feel offended by the idea? Because if we do, we might as well ignore all the science that's been going on for the last hundred years and depict dinosaurs as big sluggish cold-blooded lizards that lived in swamps.

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Sorry, but I just had to respond with something. I'll try not to drag out any arguments beyond this though.

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I'm personally fine with feathers on dinosaurs. But I must confess, seeing them as having a "shaggy" look doesn't strike me as aesthetically pleasing. I know it's probably how they looked in real life, given recent evidence, but still.

I like to depict them in a sort of "hybrid" style, combining scaly and feathered looks; I only put feathers where they're most likely to have them (the arms, back of the neck, and the tail), but everything else is either light on or completely lacking in feathers. Female dinosaurs generally have shorter or fewer feathers, and they're more for display than anything else.

Sort of like this:
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(link to art here)

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Personally, I just want them to look as real as possible...because, well, they actually lived on our planet and were at the end of the day were just wild animals...not movie monsters. And as cool as that image is, I just have a hard time accepting something that I know is inaccurate. It's also, among many many reasons why I can't stand the movie 'Jaws' for instance, since it portrays a real life animal as some kind of grotesque murderous abomination.

While I do see your point, we now know that some dinosaurs, especially raptors (who were really closely related to birds) were just as feathered as their modern descendants.

For example, my spirit animal, the Velociraptor, would most likely look something like this.
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However, when it comes to our dear friend the T-Rex, your suggestion is actually more supported. I mean, this is a fairly recent depiction of the big Rexymedia.pri.org/s3fs-public/styles/story_main/public/story/images/TRex_Cropped.jpg?itok=3D6jxqBv

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It's also, among many many reasons why I can't stand the movie 'Jaws' for instance, since it portrays a real life animal as some kind of grotesque murderous abomination.

I understand that real sharks rarely attack humans and don't eat them, even though dozens of people die in shark attacks. But in my personal theory, Bruce, as what the Jaws fans call them, is attacking or killing humans because they're invading his territory since Great White Sharks are territorial. He's not evil, he just wanted to live in his natural habitat.

Will the dinosaurs talk in this story?

"Good. And since nothing in the Everfree Forest is natural, that thing you found... that is not an animal. Period."

Gotta love that one track mind.

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That is so true. Hell, the 90s was the age of the Dino fandom. We kids of the 90s were absolutely crazy about dinosaurs and this was before the more accurate depiction of dinosaurs was a thing, back than it was the movie version of dinosaurs we all were familiar with. Since the 60s to the 90s and early 2000s. Because when it came down to it, it was part of our childhood, there's not a kid from my generation who didn't have at least one or two figures of their favorite dinosaurs.

However, dinosaurs with some feathers on them does make some sense since it has been said time and time again. Dinosaurs were more related to birds and there were more than enough evidence discovered by archeologists to provide this was the case.

"So I lassoed one of them, but once I caught it by the neck, one of the others I haven't lassoed came out of nowhere, rammed right against me with its hard bony forehead, and then the rest overpowered me by headbutting, kicking, and blowing dust all over me. Then they ran off and disappeared out into the opening."

Damn...Applejack got her flank kicked by a herd of Pachycephalosaurus, those things are not something you want mess around with. I'm surprised she didn't end up with broken bones or something. :applejackconfused::twilightoops:

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Dinosaurs were more related to birds and there were more than enough evidence discovered by archeologists to provide this was the case.

Actually. They're called paleontologists, not archeologists.

Hi! New editor here! I'd like to apologize for the clunkiness of this chapter. I was trying to coordinate with the old editor and some stuff got lost in transit.

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I was waiting for his input on how to handle certain conversations or details. I'll take care of everything from now on though.

Sometimes, the enemy is the one unexpected thing you didn’t think would be bad enough. Something also tells me that the dinosaurs, pterosaurs, and other Mesozoic species are arriving to Equestria for a reason: to make ponykind and other sapient species like them see the folly of their actions. Let’s hope this even doesn’t cause another Godzilla incident.

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Something also tells me that the dinosaurs, pterosaurs, and other Mesozoic species are arriving to Equestria for a reason: to make ponykind and other sapient species like them see the folly of their actions.

...and what folly are we talking about, exactly?

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The illusion of control, power, superiority, and morality.

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Basically, ponykind either unwittingly or egotistically showing that they are better than everyone else.

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What do you mean “but how”?

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Do the names Svengallop, Suri Polomare, Lightning Dust, Gladmane, Wind Rider, and the Flim Flam brothers ring any bells?

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Those are just individuals.

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Yet they represent the darker side of ponykind, the kind willing to destroy lives just to satisfy their own selfish wants and needs.

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But the majority of ponykind doesn't seem to be like that, unlike humanity, which is more of a mixed bag.

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What I’m saying is the dinosaurs and other Mesozoic creatures are here to keep the ponies’ egos in check.

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But why does the whole species have to suffer for the actions of a few select individuals?

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Nature has many volatile and inexplicable ways to make sure its point is made. Like Godzilla, even those who don’t have a bad bone in their body are shaken enough to take the experience to heart and mind.

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Remember in the episode 'The Best Night Ever' where the Party-Goers are acting like 'generic city ponies' including Blueblood, and all the animals in the Gala are scared of Fluttershy despite her talents on taking care of wildlife?

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