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"I think nasty is the word that is going to come up a lot as we go to training camp. We're gonna be nasty. You come in the paint, things are not going to be happy for you."
And I think this is as good of a hint as I can provide right now as to what you can expect here in the immediate future as I delve deeper into theropoda. Things are going to get a bit nasty here in the upcoming months. I don't think that there is any way to express what I want to about theropods without pulling punches. And, if I can toot my own horn a bit, I think I am uniquely equipped to do so. So yeah, overly violent and carnage ridden depictions of theropods has rightly been lambasted - but I will be taking the nasty to a whole other level.
I do intend to make these carnage laden posts scientifically, artistically, and emotionally interesting. I am not doing this just for carnage for carnage's sake. And hence the deliberate reference to Grand-Guignol theatre. Grand Guignol was a French theatre of horror (1897-1962) that featured on stage special effects, streams of blood, and audience members fainting. But it was also recognized for it's performances, intellectual and artistic merit.
"Without an element of cruelty at the root of every spectacle, the theatre is not possible" Artaud
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If excessive animal violence/carnage is past your threshold you might want to steel yourself for upcoming posts or just go elsewhere.
Consider yourself put on notice.