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Bees and Bees
So I saw the most recent Phineas and Ferb episodes today, Bee Day and Bee Story. The former was alright - (stereotypically?) emo Candace was funny, as was the joke about Charlene breaking up with Doof. The reason I labelled it as "alright" is because it starts to drop in quality in the third act, and that is pretty much because of the joke involving Buford trying to imitate Phineas. The reason it bugged me was not just because he sounded annoying while doing it, but the way he did it also felt a bit too mean spirited for the show. I thought Bee Story was pretty good however - the best part of the episode was that it managed to improve on everything in Isabella and the Temple of Sap - both the Fireside Girls and Poofenplotz plot (yeah, I noticed - should I just call it the "Poofenplot"? :V) were more engaging this time. There were lots of funny moments and references too (with my favourite probably being the fact that Poofenplotz ended up being just as inept at evil as Doof), and the so
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Is it just me, or...
...is Isabella's "watcha doin'?" catchphrase the most well known thing about Phineas and Ferb here? I hear people say the catchphrase everywhere, often in the exact same way as she says it. Just something I've noticed, as in America people seem to recognise Perry the most (then again, platypuses were common knowledge to Australians before the show even aired).
Anyway, got some books from Grandma for a belated birthday present. Already read All Yesterdays, which was a pretty good read (with the All Todays section being hilarious and weird - seriously, their "baboon" looks more like a Pampaphoneus). Now onto Matt Martyniuk's field guide on Mesozoic birds, which has so far been good, even if the choice of using different taxonomic names can make it more difficult to understand (even though they probably were written there because of the naming system).
Anyway, in the middle of the current story arc for The Clone Wars! Both episodes that have aired have been pretty good, in fact better tha
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Looks like I can talk about the WWD movie now
I worked on the Walking with Dinosaurs movie during preproduction as a character designer. I did multi-view skeletal and muscle diagrams to help guide the 3D sculptor (the talented David Krentz) and produced range of motion and movement studies. I continued to consult during development of the walk and run cycles, and served in a "catch-all" role on behavior and ecology when one of the other paleo advisors wasn't available.
There were of course many other important advisors, and an entire army of artists who have worked on the movie since I was last involved, and they deserve most of the credit. For me the process was incredibly challenging and rewarding, and while you never get everything you want on a project like this the trailer makes me very excited to see the finished product!
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Sinosauropteryx prima :iconxezansaur:Xezansaur 50 7 The Flying Shoelace Monster :icontyrannotitan333:Tyrannotitan333 3 4 Giraffatitan. A Sauropod. Finally. :iconyoult:yoult 53 11 The leg bone is connected to the... :iconscotthartman:ScottHartman 222 34 Dr. Hu :iconstygimolochspinifer:StygimolochSpinifer 43 9 Geez! You're ugly! :iconfelipenn:Felipenn 67 38 SKETCH--A Jaw Most Elegant :icongreen-mamba:Green-Mamba 26 10 This is a True Story :iconnambroth:Nambroth 151 40 Eustrepthroatspondlyus :iconstygimolochspinifer:StygimolochSpinifer 36 11
New dinosaurs include ceratosaur Chenanisaurus barbaricus, basal(?) theropod Shuangbaisaurus anlongbaoensis, birds Scytalopus alvarezlopezi and Opisthodactylus kirchneri, and tyrannosaurid Daspletosaurus horneri (which has generated much discussion for its inferred facial soft tissue).

New studies came out on resolving conflicts in neornithine phylogeny, craniofacial diversification in Columba livia domestica, jaw function in therizinosaurs, scaling of strigiform hind limbs, pectoral girdle morphology of Mesozoic avialans, and mandibular anatomy of Lesothosaurus diagnosticus. Previous inferences of sexual dimorphism in non-avian dinosaurs are found to be statistically poorly supported. Sociality is found to be correlated with reduced brain size in picids. Nestor notabilis is shown to have a distinct play vocalization that serves as a positive emotional contagion (similar to a laugh). Preservation of tendons/ligaments and cartilage in Confuciusornis show that it had a somewhat crouched posture of the hind limbs, intermediate between early theropods and modern birds. Laser fluorescence is used to study soft tissues in Anchiornis, revealing preserved outlines of the limbs and tail as well as scales. A new phylogenetic analysis of early dinosaurs resolves theropods as being closer to ornithischians than to sauropodomorphs, dramatically contrasting with our previous understanding of dinosaur phylogeny.

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Atlantis536 Featured By Owner Mar 26, 2017  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Have you seen my new sketch?
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Albertonykus Featured By Owner Mar 27, 2017
Only just now.
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Atlantis536 Featured By Owner Mar 11, 2017  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
What do you think of this sketch?
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Albertonykus Featured By Owner Mar 11, 2017
Not bad! The medium and art style are of course not conducive to rigorous paleo-restoration, but if I had to make a few suggestions: there should be wing feathers attaching to the second finger (unless those are also meant to be feathers; it's hard to tell with the style), each foot should have one more toe, the innermost toe should be longer, and the foot should be shorter (here is a skeletal for handy reference).
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Atlantis536 Featured By Owner Mar 11, 2017  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Thanks. Intried drawing wing feathers on the second finger before (on another dinosaur) but I really did not like it, so I just draw dinosaur wings with two fingers exposed.
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Kutchicetus-Minimus Featured By Owner Mar 10, 2017
Thank you for the watch!
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Albertonykus Featured By Owner Mar 10, 2017
You're welcome!
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dracontes Featured By Owner Mar 5, 2017  Hobbyist General Artist
Thanks once more for the favourite, Alb :)
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Amethyst2016 Featured By Owner Feb 6, 2017  Student Traditional Artist
Where are you from?
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Atlantis536 Featured By Owner Jan 13, 2017  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Where do you live? It'/ not in your description.
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