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If you could have a relatively small (say, 50 lb. fully grown) version of a non-avian/non-theropod-derived herbivorous dinosaur, what type of dinosaur would you want? Feel free to be more specific regarding species in comments. 

23%
11 deviants said Sauropod/prosauropod
19%
9 deviants said Ceratopsian/protoceratopsian/psittacosaurid
17%
8 deviants said Ankylosaur
15%
7 deviants said Stegosaur
10%
5 deviants said Heterodontosaur
8%
4 deviants said Hadrosaur
4%
2 deviants said Pachycephalosaur
2%
1 deviant said Other (please specify)
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1 deviant said I wouldn't want a pet dinosaur because I suck

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thomastapir
Thomas Duffy
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United States
Current Residence: Washington State
deviantWEAR sizing preference: Macroscopic
Favourite genre of music: Thrash/Metal
Favourite photographer: Piotr Naskrecki, Art Wolfe, Andrew Zuckerman, Poul Beckmann, David Doubilet, Igor Siwanowicz, Melvyn Yeo
Shell of choice: Chitinous
Wallpaper of choice: Peeling
Skin of choice: Epidermous
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Thinking about cyborg evolution and reproduction, for a change:

thomastapir.tumblr.com/post/10…

I picked the reference images for the fact that they closely approach the heavily organicized designs I envision for these kinds of synthetic life forms, as well as the seamless integration of cybernetic and biological systems. While most of the 'borgs (or mechs) depicted here have a worn and distressed quality, I imagine near endless potential for visual variation especially in the surface treatment of true "evolved" cyborgs, and especially those in a vital "living" ecosystem...I can see everything from the stereotypical dystopian rusted metallic armor and chipped bone to sweeping chitinous exoskeletons in resplendent insectile colors, neoprene-sheathed "surfborgs," and sinister glossy black silicone-clad monstrosities as per the fetishistic BLAME! and GANTZ nano-/cyber-suits. And of course taking into consideration the aforementioned gradual purging or "shedding" of inorganic elements over time, eventually resulting in largely or wholly biological organisms indistinguishable from exotic "natural" forms.

The cyber ecosystem of the later BIOMEGA books also comes close to what I envision for a more heavily derived cyborg ecology...It can be hard to delineate all the different aspects of such a manga cyber-world, though, rife as they often are with alien viruses, energy-mass translation, probability manipulation, and near-magical nanotechnology.

I'm too ignorant of how this all works to know if anybody else will be able to see this, but I did just start a Pinterest "mecha" gallery containing some admixture of relevant reference images:
www.pinterest.com/tapirblue197…
For inspiration I primarily credit the works of Kow Yokoyama, Makoto Kobayashi, Kazuhisa Kondo, Takayuki Takeya, Takayuki Terada, Katsuya Terada, Yasushi Nirasawa, Tsutomu Nihei, and, as always, Masamune Shirow.
  • Mood: Tired
  • Listening to: November rain
  • Reading: Louise Hay
  • Watching: Baby animal videos 'n shit
  • Playing: Nothing, just absolutely nothing
  • Eating: Reuben sandwich, or "pastrami on rye" in the PNW
  • Drinking: That hipster vanilla soda again

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thomastapir:iconthomastapir:
I'm doing pretty good with the out-of-body experiences; it's more the "in-body" experience I'm struggling with....
Sat Sep 6, 2014, 7:17 PM
thomastapir:iconthomastapir:
I just saw a recipe for cuttlefish. COOKED IN THEIR OWN INK
Sat Sep 6, 2014, 7:16 PM
CrossDevice:iconcrossdevice:
Sapient Cuttlefish with power armor? Gosh I think my thoughts may be interfering with your dreams : P
Tue Aug 12, 2014, 5:57 AM
thomastapir:iconthomastapir:
I'm having recurring dreams about sapient cuttlefish in powered armor. WHY??
Wed May 7, 2014, 6:11 PM
thomastapir:iconthomastapir:
WOULDN'T YOU LIKE TO KNOW
Wed May 7, 2014, 6:11 PM
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harikenn Featured By Owner Sep 24, 2014  Hobbyist Digital Artist
wow your monster concepts are incredibly inspiring

I hope to make some wicked creatures like you some day
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thomastapir Featured By Owner Sep 24, 2014
Aw, thanks for your kind words, I'm glad you like them!  : D
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mr-author Featured By Owner Sep 13, 2014
>search for "organic buildings"
>fifty pages of half melted boxes
>give up, flip to tapir's devart
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