Incoming Paleo Community Rant!917 Views44 RepliesAdd A Reply
I've occasionally shown my distain for the current state of the paleontological community (particularly in one of the topics I've written) and how I believe that the community itself has become a chaotic mess. However I've mostly held back on my full thoughts, not wanting it to devolve into some angry rant and not wanting to start a potential fight. So I've mostly kept these thoughts to myself...
Last night, however, I unfortunately came across a heated (and extremely juvenile and hateful) battle between members of the paleo community involving pop culture (mainly the Jurassic series) and the paleontological field. I didn't take part in this fight (mainly because it was a few weeks old), but seeing the battle that took place and reading the hateful comments made by the so-called "professional" people involved really upset me. For the past seven to eight years I've had these thoughts and frustrations bottled up inside me. The whole thing is extremely overwhelming. It's filled me with a lot of anxiety and I feel like I'm reaching the boiling point. Seeing the insanity that I saw last night made me realize that I've had it with the paleo community's crap and that I can't keep these thoughts bottled up anymore. I need to finally vent all of my frustrations about the community.
I wanted to make a topic about this before writing my thoughts and posting it on this site, to make sure if it's okay or not. It'll take a while to collect all my thoughts and write them down, so I expect to have it finished later within a week. I've put so much thought into whether or not I should bring up this topic, and I've come to the decision that I should finally say something about it. I just need to get this off my chest, by stating my true, unbridled thoughts on the paleo community and why, despite my life long love of dinosaurs, I've grown to despise it.
No holding back anymore, life cannot be contained...
I'll try. My head's just...weird.
And now the paleo community is loosing it and fighting each other over the recent Jurassic World news...
I really hate that community...
im c o n f u s e d
my topic got moved here...hm. mk then
*Update* I'm a little more than half way done my full rant/essay.
I'm going to be uploading it to my DeviantArt account, because I'm a little worried that some of the things that I talk about in it might not be accepted on this site and I don't want to accidentally violate some rules of this site. I will post a link when it is uploaded.
Ahh...my old DA...when i used it...
i need to use it
I'll post a link to it when I'm done. I'm still trying to put all of my thoughts together, there's a lot I have to say. I've currently written 7 pages worth, and there's still a lot I have to say (I meant it when I said I wasn't holding back)
7 is my favorite number
this isn't relevant to what was said i just wanted to say
now, on topic...
Over the years I've seen a lot of garbage in the paleo community and despite all that I've written so far, I feel like I've barely scratched the surface of the many problems in that community. I'm trying to condense it as much as I can while still going into detail about it.
This is truly a rant 7-8 years in the making.
i mean, venting is a valid way of expressive feelings
and? it doesnt solve the problem
It won't completely change anything, the rant is mostly meant to release the bottled up frustrations that I've had for years, however, I'm hoping that by making it public it will help spread awareness to these issues that this community has. I'm hoping that at least a few people will listen and hopefully, by drawing attention to these problems, it helps to resolve these issues so that the community can improve itself for the future, if it doesn't, well at least I tried...
I vent a lot
In fact I should make a whole folder dedicated to all the dumb vent art I've drawn over the years
also, what SasquaDash said^
This one guy keeps bashing Jurassic World: Dominion for it inaccuracies, yet this guy claims to be working on a dinosaur game that is not only inaccurate, but strait up rips-off the Jurassic series (in dinosaur designs, sound effects and scenes) hell the name of the game is an unoriginal rip-off (Primal Dominion). Yet this guy has the audacity to complain about Jurassic World's accuracy. The hypocrisy of the online paleo community is baffling!!!