[[outofraptors]]: Ever since getting back into Jurassic Park, I’ve been noticing things I didn’t before, when I was younger, and it’s just…so awesome!!
Especially now, after ROLEPLAYING a velociraptor. I get to go inside of her mind, her mentality, her feelings. Understanding animals is hard, and even for us humans, all we can do is guess. And that’s what I’m doing through her, while trying to guess her thoughts through watching the movies. Granted, she’s only in the first one, but I can still combine the mentality of all the velociraptors in all the movies into her (since I came up with a theory that she survived at the end–obviously she didn’t in canon but hey for RPing as her I can attempt to make her survival believable).
Going into the mind of a JP!Velociraptor is so very interesting. Watching the movies allows me to see just how quickly these guys evolve and adapt. In the first one, they learned how to open doors. They problem solved that quickly. Same with the fences–they were testing them for weaknesses, so they could escape. And with Muldoon, it was ‘clever girl’ that took him down. I have a feeling, even before the beginning of the movie, he might’ve had a few run-ins with her. When they make eye contact, you could almost see the connection. She had a grudge against Muldoon…and she was finally able to unleash it in that scene.
Problem solving, grudge holding…pretty evolved, for a species that’s been dead for hundreds of years.
The JPIII raptors are a prime example of some fine (and rather scary) evolving.
When they were being chased by the male raptor inside the abandoned facility, and he pinned Billy and Amanda against the door, it didn’t take him long to look up and realize that he could climb up to get to him. But his only downfall was the humans figuring out that they could pin HIM by shutting the door and trapping him. Thus, him calling for help.
Then they set a trap–a freakin’ trap–to lure the humans down to their injured friend, so they could pounce on them all. But when Amanda nearly fell out of the tree, they sprung the trap and nearly got her, along with him. Seeing that their plan failed, they had no reason to keep the injured man alive…and snapped his neck. If they couldn’t have their human meal (and overall, their eggs back), then the humans couldn’t have their friend back.
I’M SORRY I’M HAVING TOO MANY FEELS ABOUT RAPTORS AND THEIR MANNERISMS RIGHT NOW THEY’RE JUST SO EXCITING AND I CAN’T WAIT TO SEE HOW JURASSIC PARK 4 IS GOING TO PORTRAY THEM EEEEEEEEEEE