Sheils is very pleased with her perfectly controlled life (controlling others while she’s at it). She’s smart, powerful, the Student Body Chair, and she even has a loving boyfriend. What more could a girl ask for?
But everything changes when the first-ever interspecies transfer student, a pterodactyl named Pyke, enrolls at her school. There’s something about him—something primal—that causes the students to lose control whenever he’s around. Even Sheils, the seemingly perfect self-confident girl that she is, can’t keep her mind off of him, despite her doting boyfriend and despite the fact that Pyke immediately starts dating Jocelyn, the school’s fastest runner who Sheils has always discounted as a nobody.
Pyke, hugely popular in a school whose motto is to embrace differences, is asked to join a band, and when his band plays at the Autumn Whirl dance, his preternatural shrieking music sends everyone into a literal frenzy. No one can remember what happened the next day, but Shiels learns that she danced far too long with Pyke, her nose has turned purple, and she may have done something with her boyfriend that she shouldn’t have. Who’s in control now?
Hilarious and relatable (despite the dinosaur), Hot Pterodactyl Boyfriend is about a teen who must come to terms with not being in control of all things at all times, break free of her mundane life, discover who her true self is, and, oh, finding out that going primal isn’t always a bad thing.
This tour is hosted by The Irish Banana
Now for a somewhat unplanned topic:
Guess why this isn’t a review post, as planned? My eyes in the last week have been horribly light sensitive. I squint to see everything and I’m actually having to wear sunglasses inside (even when the only light is a lamp.)
I spent three solid days at work, completely miserable. I couldn’t read much, they hurt too bad. So, I haven’t read all the way through Hot Pterodactyl Boyfriend. I know. It makes me feel like this guy, only marginally better.
Five of My Favorite Facts from Jurassic Park:
Shield, CGI, Suits, Waterglass, Animators running like dinosaurs
5. While in Hawaii for filming, a hurricane almost ruined the production. Luckily, props were moved and everyone made it out okay.
4. The infamous rippling water glass was a difficult one to execute. In the end, what did the trick was a guitar string. By ‘strumming’ the string, the ripple was sent through the water. Neato!
3. Jurassic Park played a huge part in popularizing CGI animation. A side fact to this, was that not all the dinosaurs or dino scenes, were animations. They actually made fully functioning suits. When in use, people oporated the suit FROM THE INSIDE. Fo’ REAL.
2. Remember when the kids were in the jeep, and the T-Rex caused the glass roof to fall on top of them? From what I hear, that was an unintentional stunt. As a result of honest surprise, their screams sounded 100% authentic.
- Now, for my favorite fact: You know when the Gallimimus (kind of look like mini-TRexes) herd runs over tree logs, and one of them trips? A bunch of animators stood in a group, held their arms up like little dinosaurs, and ran. They then jumped over a log a few feet ahead of them. One of the animators tripped! They ended up keeping the sequence and animating it as is. It’s one of my favorite scenes because of this story.
I say ‘not as bad’ because at least I shatter 5million Rubles (73K dollars) worth of Vodka.
Jurassic Park still is one of my favorite movies! I’m sad that I haven’t seen Jurassic World….or Star Wars The Force Awakens for that matter. Man, I’m way behind.
Speaking of movies and favorite scenes (Don’t even get me started on favorite lines!) What is your favorite Jurassic Park scene? What’s an iconic/popular movie you haven’t seen yet? Tell me!
Three (3) Winners will receive a copy of Hot Pterodactyl Boyfriend