Jurassic Austen? This might be the oddest mash-up ever – or the most inspired! Join us between June 10-14 as we discover new, yet strangely familiar species of dinosaurs.
Several of our authors have put together a cast of dino-characters who may not have made the cut for Jurassic World, but would make a highly diverting ensemble entertaining Austen lovers far and wide. Ever heard of the Hunkasaurus pemberlii, AKA Mr. Darcy? Or the seen the Duplicidon creepus commonly know as Wickham? Well, we share some information on the Hunkasaurus in case you’d like to find one. We hope you never get caught in the sights of a Duplicidon creepus.
Common Name: Mr. Darcy
H. pemberlii initially employed an odd mixture of aloofness and insults to woo the female who had caught his eye, Vivamentopteryx vivoculos (Elizabeth Bennet). When those strategies failed, Mr. Darcy reformed his proud behavior, instead emphasizing his generosity, adaptability, and crisis-handling skills. These qualities, in combination with the aforementioned splendid estate, made him the ideal mate for V. vivoculos.
We will be posting about our newly unearthed creatures twice daily during the #JurassicAusten event. There will be a ‘scientific’ artist’s rendition and lots of ‘authentic’ information about these creatures habits.
It’s all fun and games and we want you to join us and play along. Follow the posts and make a comment on any of the participating blog posts suggesting a #JurassicAusten dinosaur name, sharing a picture of your own Austenosaur, adding to an existing description, or simply making your thoughts known. At the end of the event, we will enter all unique comments on the blog posts into a random drawing for a published Meryton Press book of the winner’s choice. Multiple comments will be accepted as multiple entries as long as they are each unique, don’t resemble spam, and are pertinent to the subject matter at hand.
Morning: KC Kahler: Diplosororia dramatis
Morning: Karen M. Cox: Knightleysaurus gallantum and his wonderful darling friend
Afternoon: Karen M Cox: TyrannoNorris acribum
Night: KC Kahler: Bellopteryx sorori
We hope you join us in our tongue in cheek ventures through paleontology.