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I don't even know. Just an idea that randomly popped into my head and I slammed out in about 20 minutes.

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- "Dino-Fanboy" denotes those who are really into dinosaurs, but not part of the palaeontology or palaeoartistic circles. The kind who only really know dinosaurs is their pop-culture pseudosaur form, force fed to them by the god-awful "documentaries" and books that plague the shops and screens.
- The FeatherNazi's is not a dig at the group, it's just a lighthearted self-parody.
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:iconterizinosaurus:
Terizinosaurus Featured By Owner 3 days ago
GOOD JOB :)
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:iconpristichampsus:
Pristichampsus Featured By Owner Apr 13, 2015  Professional General Artist
I heard somewhere that there is very little evidence for pack-hunting raptors. It's really just based on the association of Tenontosaur scraps with several Deinonychus, pretty tenuous. It seems that tyrannosaurs were the more doggish, pack-hunter types, along with the endurance sprinting carnotaurus, if anything, raptors are like cats (raptorial, scansorial, clawed, ambush predators), and might even have been solitary.
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acepredator Featured By Owner Edited May 3, 2015
IMO a feline analogy with any theropod is a bad idea, mostly because cats have poor stamina and theropods have the air-exchange system birds kept to this day. A Deinonychus and a leopard would have a similar top speed (much lower than what used to be said about dromaeosaurs but still quite quick), and similar agility, but the former would be able to run for a lot longer and therefore still press its attack.

And being a fast runner doesn't make you a pursuit predator. You still have to be able to turn after prey. A tyrannosaur would be a lot faster than a dromaeosaur at parity-but it would be slow to turn. Not a problem in open areas, but certainly not in forested areas. Come to think of which, that does make tyrannosaurs similar to wolves.

IMO droms were a combination of wolf (endurance-not to be confused with top speed), feline (agility and stalking behaviour), and eagle (use of talons as weapons).

And as for the predator-prey relationship between the two dinosaurs that started the Dinosaur Renaissance, here's what Mark Witton had to say about it:
"In short, there are multiple associations between Deinonychus and Tenontosaurus across at least two formations, the Cloverly and Antlers. We're not just talking about shed teeth, either: a number of associated partial skeletons have been recovered. It does seem that these two species were somehow linked, and a predator/prey relationship is perhaps the most parsimonious. The 'ill feeling' towards this relationship...is artistic rather than scientific. Especially for Tenontosaurus, it seems these animals cannot be rendered outside of mortal combat with one another. As much as the evidence points towards Tenontosaurusand Deinonychus being prey and predator, they almost certainly did other things which we could be showing in art."
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brenton522 Featured By Owner Dec 20, 2014
Isn't Feather-Nazi a bit of a sensitive term? You could say I am one, but you would never see me say it. Mostly because I don't like to think about Nazis.
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sumoowl Featured By Owner Dec 22, 2014  Student Digital Artist
I think a better term would be "Featherphile" or "feather-head". At least that doesn't make people sound like a nuisance.
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:iconpristichampsus:
Pristichampsus Featured By Owner Apr 13, 2015  Professional General Artist
Feather-head and featherphile could be misconstrued to mean those members of the furry community that draw or are attracted to bird-based anthro characters.
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:iconsumoowl:
sumoowl Featured By Owner Apr 13, 2015  Student Digital Artist
I see
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:icontomozaurus:
Tomozaurus Featured By Owner Dec 20, 2014  Student General Artist
Is "grammar-nazi"?
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:iconsumoowl:
sumoowl Featured By Owner Edited Dec 14, 2014  Student Digital Artist
I like them all except the dead and Feathernazi version (just a little to silly for my taste)
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:iconacepredator:
acepredator Featured By Owner Edited Nov 16, 2014
You should have done a realistic reconstruction or the fighting fossil for the last panel.

The skeleton is way too hilarious.
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:iconsia-the-mawile:
Sia-the-Mawile Featured By Owner Oct 28, 2014  Hobbyist General Artist
I don't like the JP raptors. I like the Troodons from the Walking With Dinosaurs movie.

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:iconsagittariussigner:
sagittariussigner Featured By Owner Jun 27, 2014  Hobbyist
I'm more into paleo-community.
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:iconsumoowl:
sumoowl Featured By Owner Dec 23, 2014  Student Digital Artist
me to
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:iconalexornisantecedens:
AlexornisAntecedens Featured By Owner May 17, 2014
i love this! i actually think the feather nazi one is the most plausible.
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:iconmutantninja0:
mutantninja0 Featured By Owner Jun 21, 2015
I want a good reason as to why...
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:iconocioproduction:
OcioProduction Featured By Owner Apr 13, 2014  Hobbyist General Artist
XD LOL !! LUV U
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:iconmalevouvenator:
malevouvenator Featured By Owner Apr 13, 2014
I really like this image! The dinofanboy image reminds me to the shit documentaries like jurassic fight club and some recent from history and  discovery channel (not dinosaur revolution)
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:icontomozaurus:
Tomozaurus Featured By Owner Apr 13, 2014  Student General Artist
Exactly what it's based off.
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:iconmalevouvenator:
malevouvenator Featured By Owner Apr 13, 2014
You have plans for other dinosaurs like this one?
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:icontomozaurus:
Tomozaurus Featured By Owner Apr 14, 2014  Student General Artist
I don't think so, they'd all be more-or-less the same.
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:icondontknowwhattodraw94:
Dontknowwhattodraw94 Featured By Owner Apr 13, 2014  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Dino-fanboys... where's the time when I was a kid and only drew that kind of stuff? xD
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:icongalliraptor:
Galliraptor Featured By Owner Mar 1, 2014
both FN and  Paleo Community are  good.
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:iconpinerain:
PineRain Featured By Owner Dec 13, 2013  Hobbyist General Artist
Excellent point! Kudos!
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:iconzaubererbruderasp:
ZaubererbruderASP Featured By Owner Sep 10, 2013  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
loool xD
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:iconfrapt:
frapt Featured By Owner Aug 5, 2013
The paleo-community one is probably the most plausible depiction.

LOL at the fossil skeleton.
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:iconmexicanzilla:
mexicanzilla Featured By Owner Jul 29, 2013  Hobbyist Artist
feathernazi's'' loooool
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:icondinoroy39:
DinoRoy39 Featured By Owner May 28, 2013  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
lol
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:iconbrolyeuphyfusion9500:
I prefer the "paleo community" one the most, I actually hate the JP dromaeosaurs...
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:iconhellraptor:
Hellraptor Featured By Owner May 3, 2013  Hobbyist Digital Artist
I really like this one :) and its all so true, sdaly i think the public raptor will be a ongoin dinosaur for many years to come, Jp is an exeption,
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:icontonystardreamer:
tonystardreamer Featured By Owner Apr 15, 2013  Hobbyist General Artist
How true this is.
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:iconslowusaurus:
slowusaurus Featured By Owner Mar 30, 2013  Student General Artist
"Paleo-com" and the "dead" one are my choices.
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:iconkazuma27:
Kazuma27 Featured By Owner Mar 7, 2013  Hobbyist General Artist
Ah!
Especially love the skeleton in the last pic, looking down all depressed :D
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:icondekiar70:
Dekiar70 Featured By Owner Feb 26, 2013
Clever girl this iS.
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:iconalpha-dilophosaurus:
Alpha-Dilophosaurus Featured By Owner Feb 4, 2013  Hobbyist General Artist
I'd say both 'feathernazi' and 'paleo-com' are the best ones the public one is ugly
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Teratophoneus Featured By Owner Jan 20, 2013
Personally, I like the "what the paleo community think I am " the best. From all the different raptors that circle the net, I think these ones come the most close to the "original".

Very hilarious drawing though :D
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:iconmrgorsh:
MrGorsh Featured By Owner Jan 16, 2013  Hobbyist Digital Artist
As someone who loves his raptors nicely feathered... I'd say both 'feathernazi' and 'paleo-com' versions look very plausible and real, it only depends on how much of the feather one imagines particular animal to have when it was alive :P

for a caricatural portrayal of 'feathernazi' imagination, I'd say that frizzle variation of Sultan chicken breed could be a good inspiration :D
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Tomozaurus Featured By Owner Jan 16, 2013  Student General Artist
I agree. Though at the moment I lean more towards the "paleo-community" version, due mainly to the fact that it lived in the high desert, so a really fluffy covering might be a bit much.
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abekowalski Featured By Owner Jan 15, 2013  Hobbyist General Artist
My view is between Feathernazis and "Paleo Community". I look at Raptors like the Feathernazis but with a bit less developed integument around the facial.
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:iconyoult:
yoult Featured By Owner Jan 15, 2013  Professional General Artist
Oh, how I hate those damn Feathernazis! Wait.. aren't that we? CROSS THAT!
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:iconspinozillarex:
SpinozillaRex Featured By Owner Jan 15, 2013
lol so true
i definetly agree
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:icont-pekc:
T-PEKC Featured By Owner Jan 15, 2013
Hahahaha, so true man! So true!
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:iconflipperskeemalker:
FlipperSkeeMalker Featured By Owner Jan 15, 2013  Student
It took me a second to get it. Comedy. Yes. XD Nice idea.
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:iconforgottendemigod:
ForgottenDemigod Featured By Owner Jan 15, 2013  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
:lol:
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:iconkiralawliett98:
KiraLawliett98 Featured By Owner Jan 15, 2013  Student
hahahha XD is funny because is true : D
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:icondinobirdman:
DinoBirdMan Featured By Owner Jan 15, 2013  Student Artist
Maybe it's hard to understand about these Dino-Fanboys and Dino-Fangirls.;)
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:iconredociraptor:
Redociraptor Featured By Owner Jan 15, 2013
Then I wonder what "Dino-Fangirls" think they are :)
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:iconslowusaurus:
slowusaurus Featured By Owner Mar 30, 2013  Student General Artist
...Maybe bishie-looking raptors making love to each other?
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:iconchrismasna:
ChrisMasna Featured By Owner Jan 15, 2013
haha YES!
this must be spread all over the internetz!
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:iconvictorhugo:
VictorHugo Featured By Owner Jan 15, 2013  Professional Digital Artist
haah the "feathernazis" hhahaah "Dinosaurs must have feathers"
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