Mar. 5th, 2016

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You can find a link to the fic in the sidebar to the right.  There will be a brief delay between these notes going up, and the fic updating on AO3.

Bye, James.  You were fun while you lasted.  Sorry for your pointlessly gruesome death.

Since people have been asking, the dinosaurs are not raptors of any variety, but metricanthosaurus – dinosaurs similar in shape and build to the T-rex, but around the size of the Utah raptor.  I don’t know why the park website lists nearly all of the predators in this part of the island, but they do.  And it’s stupid, because you just know that eventually, someone would manage to sneak off and get separated, and become dino food.

Also, why the park site lists two amphibious predators in the river is beyond me.  Nothing about this park has been thought through, which has been a common thread throughout the entire fic.  Partially because of how much it’s pissed me off as I’ve been working on it.

There also seems to be a weird amount of confusion regarding the timeline and plot structure for this fic, so I’ll clear that up here.  It was never meant to be a find+replace canon rewrite type of fusion.  I’ve never liked those, where the characters from canon A get slotted into the roles for the characters from canon B.  Those are boring to me.  I’ve seen canon B; why would I want to see it with the names replaced?  But this does take place during the movie.  Everything that happens during the movie happens in this reality.  Masrani just crashed his helicopter into the aviary and let loose a bunch of angry pteranadons and dimorphodons.  Most of them went to the boardwalk where all the people were, but I figure some of them probably veered off in other directions.  Like to the east.  So, those who were saying that they couldn’t think of any way out of the tree that didn’t involve a helicopter – you were kind of right, in a really convoluted, Rube Goldberg way, I guess.

On actual notes for the chapter, we finally get to see some emotion from Loki.  He’s learned to hide his emotions and just bottle every thing up, but there’s only so much room for everything, especially right now.  Pretending nothing’s bothering him is an old game at this point.  He’s good at it.  But Darcy’s also making it hard to keep pretending.  He’s no stranger to violence – he did go to prison for a violent crime – so he comes into this fairly desensitised already.  But Darcy’s exposure to danger, through the proxy of her job, has had almost the opposite effect on her.  Early on, she complained about being nervous just getting home at night.  She’s seen people die right in front of her, and she’s handling it about as well as one would expect to handle surviving a massacre.  She’s losing energy fast, and the shock is starting to wear off, and that’s making it difficult to keep thinking about the important things.  She can’t just turn off her empathy, however much she may want to.  But at the same time, Loki’s right.  They don’t have time for empathy.  Empathy isn’t going to get them out of the jungle.  Not alive, anyway.

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I've set myself a goal of 365,000 words for 2016, either fanfic or original fic. I'll update this as I think to.

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