For those who were wondering, I have put the book on hold for a few months. Here's why:
1. I spent so much time in the Rift I forgot this even existed. The fact that we started a new RP and I'm also turning that into story format doesn't help.
2. I have to spent a few weeks in Italy with minimal service.
3. I spent a week on my death bed due to being sick as all hell.
But since it's summer I think I'll be able to continue making Prehistoric Past. Plus, I've already got a lot of ideas in my head, it makes no sense to back out now.
So naturally after watching a bunch of dinosaur documentaries, reading the works of Shakespeare, Edgar Allen Poe, and H. P. Lovecraft, and reading up on dinosaurs in TvTropes, I decided that I had enough ideas and plans to begin construction once more.
As I tried to come up with a new plot, I encountered the problem of prehistoric animals coping with modern oxygen levels. That issue will be adressed...soon. Hint: It involves a mutant dromaeosaurid, dozens of corrupted animals, and a prototype of a dinosaur hellbent on what its creator hoped for it to achieve.
Remember how I included stuff like Utahraptor and Ceratosaurus before? Yeah, I ditched most of them(including Tyrannosaurus rex) in favor of lesser-stock dinosaurs. This list is what I managed to build.
Tyrannosaurids and larger spinosaurids: Albertosaurus, Suchomimus
Allosaurids, smaller spinosaurids, ceratosaurids, and tetuarans: Baryonyx, Allosaurus, Deltadromeus, Monolophosaurus
Dromaeosaurids and troodontids: Deinonychus, Troodon
Coelurusaurids, ornithomimusaurs, and herrerasaurids: Compsognathus, Coelurus, Gallimimus, Herrerasaurus, Staurikosaurus
Ceratopsians: Machairoceratops, Styracosaurus, Protoceratops
Hadrosaurids, hypsilophodontids, and pachycephalosaurids: Stegoceras, Ouranosaurus, Rhabdodon, Dryosaurus, Camptosaurus, Heterodontosaurus
Sauropodomorphs: Dinheirosaurus, Saltasaurus
Stegosaurs, ankylosaurs, and nodosaurs: Stegosaurus, Kentrosaurus, Tarchia, Sauropelta
Pterosaurs: Dimorphodon, Nyctosaurus, Pteranodon, Hatzegopteryx
Ichthyosaurids: Stenopterygius, Mixosaurus
Plesiosaurids and pliosaurids: Styxosaurus, Liopleurodon(Properly sized, no less.)
Birds: Phorusrhacos, Confuciusornis
Reptiles: Titanoboa, Pachyrhachis, Champsosaurus, Megalania
Fish: Xiphactinus, Bananogmius, Dunkleosteus, Some kind of electric eel
Invertebrates: Arthropleura, Titanomyrma, Megapiranha, Tusotheusis, Ammonite, Baculites, Sea Scorpion