Here’s the first panel embiggened.
Where did she find a piano?
And where did you get the internet?
She inherited the Internet?
Her dad is Al Gore?
Her dad is Al Green!
love, sex & soul, yeah!!!
She left her room, walked the hall, got the elevator, went into the lobby and INVENTED the Internet.
Clearly, it came pre-installed on the piano.
I think your beard is almost thicker/longer than mine.
She left her room, walked down the hall, got in an elevator, went into the lobby, and INVENTED THE INTERNET.
Damn you. You beat me to it.
The Elders of the Internet.
Music/Fine Arts Department.
I would live in this room if I went there.
There could be one in their student center. They had one like that where I went to college.
Student Union lounge, Mezzanine floor.
There was one in my dorm. Not a grand one like that, but available for the occasional musically proficient student.
There’s one in the lobby of her residence hall. Don’t believe me, I can offer photographs!
There’s one in the lobby of pretty much every resident hall in my college. Last year, it stood against a wall that also happened to be the wall of my room.
There’s a piano in the common room of my college dorm with a note on it that says, “Please don’t play the piano between 9pm and 8am” with the last part crossed out with permanent marker and “EVER” written above it.
In our dorm you had to get a key to open it. The key was in the possession of the hall advisor, who had his room on the other side of the wall from the piano.
Your ability to get the key was directly related to how much homework the hall advisor had and how good of a player you were.
It’s okay, I believe you.
Due to syntax, he’s actually ordering you not to believe him so he can wave his pictures around as proof. It parses really weirdly in my head, and yet make perfect syntactical sense.
yeah, same, I was about to quote him to correct him, but then I realized: you don’t correct god. :/ dilemma…
ah, screw it: ” Don’t believe me, I can offer photographs!” -> ” Don’t believe me? I can offer photographs!” fix’d.
Now that I think about it, most colleges I’ve been to have a “public” piano in a lobby in at least one building.
I believe you, but I want the photographs anyway.
In my college every dorm and at least one piano. Along with one lobby room television, one billiards table, one cocacola vending machine, and one functioning kitchen.
Why, “The 24-Hour Piano Store”, of course!
IT’s a college campus. Pianos are friggin’ everywhere.
How does she feel about The Land Before Time?
Or ‘The Carnival of the Animals’, for that matter?
Or the musical scene in Fantasia focusing on dinosaurs?
Or ‘Harry and his Bucket of Dinosaur’?
She feels Denver the Last Dinosaur is an abomination.
But…but he’s our friend and so much more!!
When I saw that at…7? 8? I felt the names where unacceptable. “Longneck”, really? What, kids can’t figure out “Apatosaurus”?
Talking dinosaurs aren’t going to call each other “apatosaurus.”
That would just be silly.
If you are going that route they aren’t going to say longneck either. Better call up Tolkien’s ghost and get to work on a dinosaur language.
“We’re Back! A Dinosaur Story” must be like a Hitchcock for her.
Wow, she would probably have an aneurism watching 1,000,000 years B.C.
That list is probably laminated too.
Laminated, annotated, hyphenated, highlightated.
Why is Sarah surprised?
Why isn’t Sarah surprised?
Because she’s a horribly jaded person. She’s just flabbergasted that she actually listed all the inaccuracies. Thank goodness it was done in text, though, or else we’d need to hear every one of them instead of just perusing.
I’m not sure I understand what you mean by just perusing? Perusing is to read in very thorough detail, and I doubt Sarah’s doing that.
Interestings, according to m-w, ‘peruse’ has the two distinct definitions of essentially, “look at with exacting attention to detail”, and “look at casually with no real attention to detail”, side-by side. (The latter sense is the one I’m more familiar with.) So essentially it’s a long way of saying “look at”.
But it takes the same time and has exactly the same number of letters! One less space even! I’m using too many exclamation points!
I appreciate how you drew a line of music that actually makes sense instead of random nonsense notes like most artist do.
The XKCD guy did that too. http://xkcd.com/389/
Must … draw … Charlie Brown Christmas dancing scene … with … DOA characters.
Walky would make a good Pigpen.
So, who’s going to be Snoopy and Woodstock?
I’d say Ethan and Dina.
Marcie is Woodstock.
Marcie is Marcie!!!
Isn’t Marcie actually *based* on Marcie from Peanuts?
oh my god i’ve made sal into peppermint patty
I thought Ruth was Pettermint Patty…
When I saw that first panel, my mind instantly thought of that.
Does this scene mean that Sarah is Lucy?
I’m slightly disappointed that she wasn’t wearing her boner shirt.
Joe’s wearing it.
I totally want her to run into Joe and think he’s also into dinosaurs!
And then he’s like, “What? This shirt’s not about dinosaurs; it’s about sex.” Leading her to great confusion.
I love the detail of the notes trailing off for the brief moment she hands sarah the note.
I love Dina so much. I just felt that needed saying.
You and me both, man. You and me both.
She’s adorable that’s for sure.
Spread the good word man.
namely feathers, i mean C’mon how do you miss the feathers!
As an anthropology major, I would like to say unless the feathers left an imprint in the surrounding stone, or less likely were fossilized themselves, no one in the world could possibly know they existed thousands of years ago.
And more importantly, at the time of the movie’s making I don’t believe that any significant evidence of that had turned up yet, putting aside Mr. Archeopteryx. I don’t think that Dina would be as mean to it about things that it couldn’t have known.
I mean, they’d still be in the list, but phrased politely.
As a music major who is easily annoyed by horribly, horribly incorrect depictions of sheet music, I want to personally thank you for taking the time to do it right.
Finally, decades later, all those piano lessons paid off.
Way to go above and beyond, Willis.
I will nitpick, however: You don’t need that ledger line below the G in the first chord of the first measure
I think you just secure the loyalty of fans with music abilities now.
Yup, all three of them.
I’m one of the three.
Well, I have music training. Music talent is a whole ‘nother can of worms.
Urge… to… compose… DoA… theme… song… rising…
(for clarinet and/or sax choir)
… and for not just scanning in the sheetmusic for Never Gonna Give You Up…
Well, let’s see now. There’s the obvious one, which is that the Velociraptors are FAR too big, and are more the size of Deinonychus (which, to be fair, was once considered a member of the Velociraptor genus). Dilophosaurus definitely did NOT have the colorful neck frill, and there’s no paleontological evidence that they ever produced or spat venom. Tyrannosaurus’s head wasn’t quite so boxy, and no WAY could it run as fast as they depicted in the film (waaaaaaaay too top heavy), not to mention that there’s no evidence that they couldn’t see unless something moved (plus, there’s the fact that they have one of the largest olfactory centers of any large carnivorous dinosaur known, so they could just SMELL you, whether you were moving or not).
All that’s just off the top of my head. If I was really trying, I could definitely come up with more.
Ialways hate the way they get the DNA. The blood is fossilised, The mosquito’s DNA would also be present. And you cant “fill the holes” of DNA with DNA from another animal and get the original creature put of it. You’d end up with that walking liver thing from Splice
If the blood was fossilized, it wouldn’t be blood. It would be minerals. The point of the mosquitos in amber is that the blood -wasn’t- fossilized, it was contained and preserved. And yes, actually, you can splice genes from one animal into another animal and sometimes end up with an animal very similar to the original. This is because common ancestry means that many organisms (well, all organisms, in fact) have genetic similarities to other organisms at certain points. Although honestly birds would probaly have been a better match, since they’re more closely related.
But really, the fact that the dinos in JP are genetically engineered explains away all possible paleontological inconsistencies. These -aren’t- original dinosaurs. They’re copies that have been engineered in a lab from incomplete genetic data. If raptors are the wrong size, or T-rexes have a sight defect, or feathers are missing, or whatever, it’s because these aren’t the original animals, they’re just the closest the scientists could come to, honestly, what -they- thought the dinosaurs would be like.
Hell, it’s entirely possible they worked in some “defects” on purpose to stay closer to the public perception of the things.
True, but all of that can be fixed by saying that it is explained that they didn’t actually have the full DNA strands… they had to “make up” bits of the DNA they found, replacing it with frog DNA (hence why later they are able to reproduce asexually).
a friend of mine studies genetics, he said that the DNA of all creatures holds all possibilities, like the fact that i have shadow pain in my ‘tail’. Remember that there is a lot of unused strands of DNA. Also, they follow a basic pattern so it would not be hard to compare, guess, cut and past. Lastly, cells tend to replicate, even broken ones, and ‘repair’ themselves.
All I can think of is the feathers thing, but they didn’t actually know about that at the time.
And the fact that the dinosaurs didn’t have feathers. To be fair, though, that’s a somewhat recent discovery.
The JP “raptors” where larger than Deinonychus as well. And conversely, they where a bit small to be Utahraptor.
Aw, damn. I’d hoped that they’d used Utahraptors as stand-ins for ‘Velociraptors’.
Not to mention the fact that most of the dinosaurs are from the Cretacious era and not from the Jurassic. Altho in the 2nd Jurasic Park film they did acknowledge this somewhat.
The Velociraptor thing also irritates me. Velociraptors are the size of chickens. It’s Utahraptors that got that big (just watch the pilot ep of Primeval: New World where they acknowledged this and had a pair of them run rampant thru Vancouver! *lol*)
I don’t know about the book, but I think the Velociraptors from the movie were all Utahraptors. The movie did kind of follow classic images of dinosaurs from our childhood, though…
The book was correct at the time of its making but the thing is, we still know practically squat about dinos but we know more than then. The movie also took creative liberties. So the less knowledgeable could actually watch the movie without crying tears of boardom. Most people could care less except that raptors eat people. Spielberg is more about movie magic than facts any way.
Hold on a second, Utahraptors were WAY bigger than the raptors depicted in the film. Of course, both Deinonychus and Velociraptor are a lot smaller than those raptors, so…yeah, I guess Utahraptors the closest real-life raptor we got, huh? Also, Velociraptor was a lot bigger than a chicken, but still far smaller than the movie depiction (shoulder height was about 2 feet).
Well, considering that Spielberg just wanted to make the “Velociraptors” more intimidating and basically gave science the middle finger to do so, it was actually rather surprising when Utahraptors were discovered because of how similar they were to the raptors depicted in the film.
You can read more about it in Robert T. Bakker’s book “Raptor Red.” Yes, Bakker is one of the paleontologists that the kid asks Dr. Grant about when he’s talking his ears off.
And the Grant character is basically a mix of Bakker and Horner
Not to mention the fact that most of the dinosaurs are from the Cretacious era and not from the Jurassic
See, that part actually makes sense to me. There’s no way the park’s marketing team would have gone with naming it “Triassic, Jurassic, and Cretaceous Park.”
Were any of the dinos in JP from the Triassic? It was a more limited selection back then, and a lot of them were smaller and lesser known by the public.
After checking the JP wikia, it seems none of the dinos in the first movie were from the Triassic. The book has Procompsognathus “Compys”, which are Triassic. The book also mentions “giant dragonflies” which sound like Meganeura, which are from the Carboniferous.
In the book, the “T-rex only sees movement” thing was something that Grant figured out on the fly, rather than magically knowing it from fossils. The neck frills and venom on Dilophosaurus could easily be explained by a similar fashion (it was something they had that we couldn’t know about from the fossilized skeletal remains we have). It could also be a side effect of splicing in genes from other animals to create a viable genetic code.
My feelings exactly.
My girlfriend who does not read comics at all just leant right over my shoulder staring intently at the screen and started humming Jurrasic Park. Nerd Sniped – http://xkcd.com/356/
What are the odds that this is the only piece that Dina can play?
Equal to the odds that she does not know the score from any other dinosaur themed movie or game.
She probably could play Denver the Last Dinosaur on piano. Do not ask me how she can, just leave it at if it involves dinosaurs then Dina can do it.
Is he her friend and… “a whole lot more”? B)
Naah. Dina is asian. Of COURSE she plays piano.
Yeah, it’s a stereotype that asians push their kids into playing piano and violin– but I offer as evidence that my daughter’s Russian piano teacher has NOTHING BUT ASIANS as her students. Well, my daughter is half caucasian, but she’s half asian also.
So because there’s one example of the stereotype being true, it applies to everyone in that stereotype? Word.
Technically he probably has at least four examples, unless that’s a really non-busy piano teacher.
The teacher has had at least 30 students consistently for the last 10 years. (My daughter has been with her for 10 years.) Over that entire period I remember maybe two caucasian students. She doesn’t actively search them out, that just seems to be the group of people that want her services.
Now, mind, I live in Silicon Valley, where we have a high concentration of Asians and a high concentration of moderately-affluent people so the population is skewed with respect to the rest of the country. (with houses at 1 million for 3 bedrooms I dunno how Walmart employees *survive*.)
Isn’t that the DEFINITION of a stereotype?
Even an accurate stereotype isn’t 100% applicable to a group, hell it’s lucky to be even true to more than 40% of a large group, but they can be uhandy as guidelines if used properly.
Not to likely I think. You’d have to have some talent to get that far, and you just sit down and play Jurassic Park…well, who know…Dina may.
She is just full of surprizes. Cute little rascal.
Best part of DoA is the fact that Sal is mostly undamaged and Dina isn’t blown up. Always liked the little sweetie.
you need to see today’s sp
Have to link to this: http://jurassicparkwtf.ytmnd.com/
I just realized that Dina probably wouldn’t like Turok.
What about Dino Crisis?
and The Land Before Time?
What about Dinobots? Or Dinobot?
‘In addition to the unclear species and the incorrect distribution of toes, there is the apparent presence of large humanoid legs along its underside, which is not supported by current paleontological findings. On a similar subject, the tyrannosaurus-like creature in the same show appeared to be grossly out of scale.’
I meant how Turok is all about killing dinosaurs. James has a point about Dino Crisis, too.
And I thought it was impossible for Dina to be even MORE my favorite character.
Couldn’t agree more!
She is the best thing ever.
“Mr. Spielberg, after careful consideration, I’ve decided not to endorse your film.”
“Guess you get that question a lot, huh?”
(next page) “Enough to make this note so I don’t have to get distracted from my playing.”
I’d hate to see her notes on Carnosaur.
I like how the notes on the treble staff disappear when Dina stops playing with her right hand. That’s a nice touch.
HOLY FUCKING SHIT, IT’S A DINOSAUR!
She has a prepared statement on the piano. Classic!
Music from Jurassic Park is probably all she knows how to play so the question probably comes out a lot.
More likely it comes up all the time and preparing a statement was easier than having the same conversation a thousand times
Dina should play the ‘Dinosaur Train’ theme song if she’s taking requests…
And the only other song I know from the show: “Every Dinosaur Poops.” Total classic.
But does she separate them from those that were known at the time of the film’s creation and those that are known now?
It’s Dina so my money is one YES, yes she would. She is adorkable and seems to be fastidious in what she does do.
Is it wrong if this piano scene reminds me of Utena? It is, isn’t it? :c
It might make more sense if Dina had a look-a-like male twin.
Walky is pretty much the opposite to Miki and Sal’s no Kozue.
So it’s wrong :c
I think I just fell a little bit in love with Dina.
Do I have to do everything around here myself?
My personal favorite Jurassic Park track: http://youtu.be/-w-58hQ9dLk
Dina’s right; only two of the six major dinosaur species in Jurassic Park were actually Jurassic-era dinosaurs. The other four were Cretaceous.
Embiggened is a perfectly cromulent word.
Jurassic Park Theme on Piano
“But it’s still your favorite movie, right? It’s not like there’s a better, more paleontologically accurate film that could supersede Jurassic Park? Or, better yet, shut up and move over, I want to play Chopstix for the next eight hours.”
I guess I’m the only one who keeps thinking of “Weird” Al’s version instead…
It’s Macarthur Park, surely?
Anyone else hearing “Luke, I’m your father, it is useless to resist. Come with me, my son, we will rule. Search your feelings, it is true. So you have a twin sister whom Obi Wan was wise to hide. If you will not turn than perhaps you will give in to your hate. You are mine.”? Long live Moosebutter.
My entire musical career began because of Jurassic Park and a casio keyboard! Yes!
Just started reading this, find it amazing. Allthough what really made my night is the fact that it really is the notes to jurassic park, not just random scribbles!
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