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Creature of the Week List

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  • Registered Users Posts: 30,747 ✭✭✭✭ Galvasean




  • Registered Users Posts: 10,536 Nerin


    sweet. great idea


  • Registered Users Posts: 30,747 ✭✭✭✭ Galvasean


    The plan is to go through the alphabet (ie: next week is a creature beginning with D, the week after is E etc.) and then start again at A when we get through the first lot. Myself and marco polo will take turns choosing a creature.

    And of course, user nominations will be considered (not that there is anything stopping anyone from starting a thread of their own if they want a particular favourite creature of theirs in the spotlight). But, please, try not to nominate creatures which are too well known (ie: T.rex), which everyone already knows loads about.

    If people are interested we could make a creature of the month competition where users can vote for their favourite of the creatues. The creatures of the month could then go on to face each other in a creature of the year poll.
    Granted it's late November, so there wont be much choice for 2009, but I still think it might be fun.


  • Registered Users Posts: 10,536 Nerin


    diplodocus december :D


  • Registered Users Posts: 30,747 ✭✭✭✭ Galvasean


    Isn't he a bit well known?
    Well, it's marco's turn, so blame him.


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  • Moderators, Science, Health & Environment Moderators Posts: 10,073 marco_polo


    Down to the final three in the race for selection for next week, no Dinos in the shakeup I'm afraid. :)


  • Registered Users Posts: 10,536 Nerin


    dimorphodon december? ;)


  • Registered Users Posts: 30,747 ✭✭✭✭ Galvasean


    Dimetrodon... Diictodon... Dunkleosteus... Devincenzia... Dinictis

    So many choices...
    Best stop guessing. I'll only spoil the surprise.


  • Moderators, Science, Health & Environment Moderators Posts: 10,073 marco_polo


    Nerin wrote: »
    dimorphodon december? ;)

    Hmm.. Good suggestion.
    Galvasean wrote: »
    Dimetrodon... Diictodon... Dunkleosteus... Devincenzia... Dinictis

    So many choices...
    Best stop guessing. I'll only spoil the surprise.

    Quiet you. :pac:

    There is a great selection alright, I am under so much pressure I almost feel like a should do a Double D December extravaganza.


  • Registered Users Posts: 30,747 ✭✭✭✭ Galvasean


    marco_polo wrote: »

    There is a great selection alright, I am under so much pressure I almost feel like a should do a Double D December extravaganza.

    Dinosaurs with boobs does not sit well with me...

    That said, fo the month that's in it, do you want to stick with D until December is over?


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  • Moderators, Science, Health & Environment Moderators Posts: 10,073 marco_polo


    Galvasean wrote: »
    Dinosaurs with boobs does not sit well with me...

    That said, fo the month that's in it, do you want to stick with D until December is over?

    No I just forgot it was weekly there for a moment. :o


  • Registered Users Posts: 30,747 ✭✭✭✭ Galvasean


    We do need to pick a creature of the month for November...
    That would be Anomalocaris versus Basilosaurus.

    No need for a new thread. Just say who you want to win here on thread.
    Posters place your votes now! (runs until the end of December)


  • Moderators, Science, Health & Environment Moderators Posts: 10,073 marco_polo


    Tough choice so many Ds I would have loved to have written about, especially Dimetrodon. In the end I went with Diprotodon as along with most of the Australian megafauna, it is probably not that well known, and pretty cool in my book.

    Oh and it is now 1-0 to Basilosarus for November. :P


  • Registered Users Posts: 30,747 ✭✭✭✭ Galvasean


    marco_polo wrote: »

    Oh and it is now 1-0 to Basilosarus for November. :P

    Oh yeah? Who voted for him?


  • Moderators, Science, Health & Environment Moderators Posts: 10,073 marco_polo


    Galvasean wrote: »
    Oh yeah? Who voted for him?

    *Sticks hand up*

    Or should we have one of those fine upstanding gentlemanly abstention agreements, like MP in the House of Commons do from time to time?


  • Registered Users Posts: 30,747 ✭✭✭✭ Galvasean


    Hmmm...... nobody else has voted so far...


  • Registered Users Posts: 10,536 Nerin


    basilosaurus for the win! i love breeding them in wildlife park gold!


  • Registered Users Posts: 30,747 ✭✭✭✭ Galvasean


    Apologies for delay on this week's creature. We've been mad busy with the whole Xmas/new year curfuffle.
    Animal F should arrive this evening. Hopefully before the Arsenal game kicks off. If not, it might be another two hours.


  • Moderators, Science, Health & Environment Moderators Posts: 10,073 marco_polo


    Mightn't get to put up H untill tommorrow evening


  • Registered Users Posts: 30,747 ✭✭✭✭ Galvasean


    So, we're doing specific species now huh? :P

    I popped in links between Anomalocaris and Hallucigenia's pages (synergy!).


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  • Moderators, Science, Health & Environment Moderators Posts: 10,073 marco_polo


    Galvasean wrote: »
    So, we're doing specific species now huh? :P

    I popped in links between Anomalocaris and Hallucigenia's pages (synergy!).

    Just a Copypasta malfunction :p

    Good idea on the links


  • Registered Users Posts: 30,747 ✭✭✭✭ Galvasean


    Sometimes when Im bored I dig up really old threads and tag the crap out of them. :o


  • Registered Users Posts: 30,747 ✭✭✭✭ Galvasean


    Wont get to post up this week's entry 'til later tonight.


  • Registered Users Posts: 30,747 ✭✭✭✭ Galvasean


    Should get this week's creature up tonight.


  • Registered Users Posts: 30,747 ✭✭✭✭ Galvasean


    So much temptation to try and 'trump' Liopleurodon with 'megalodon' (but that would be cheating...


  • Registered Users Posts: 30,747 ✭✭✭✭ Galvasean


    M will be up tonight. Sorry about the delay but I was sick yesterday.


  • Registered Users Posts: 30,747 ✭✭✭✭ Galvasean


    This weeks cvreature is going to be unveiled tonight.
    I have hiddena clue as to what it is in this thread! :D


  • Registered Users Posts: 1,435 iUseVi


    Galvasean wrote: »
    This weeks cvreature is going to be unveiled tonight.
    I have hiddena clue as to what it is in this thread! :D

    The anticipation! Must....find....clue....


  • Registered Users Posts: 30,747 ✭✭✭✭ Galvasean


    Sorry about the delay with #19. I was going to use saltriosaurus, only to discover it is not a valid genus (not yet at least). The new creature of the week (no longer always weekly 'm sorry to admit) will be up tonight. I've hidden a clue in this very thread as to what it is. :P


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  • Registered Users Posts: 30,747 ✭✭✭✭ Galvasean


    Scratch that, my computer decided to restart to instal updates while I was writing the piece. Everything I wrote is lost, I'm tired and I have work in the morning. I'm going to be too busy to find the time to write it up again until Sunday.

    Grr....


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