We have it in our power to begin the world over again – Thomas Paine
Ptara is about harnessing that power. We don’t blindly follow the rules of Self Appointed Gurus, of Hollywood, or of Academia, or bow to conventional wisdom.
The Prehistoric Tripod And Reptile Alliance (ptara) was formed to fight the tyranny of boredom and complacency.
We have scoured the planet, from the American Wild West to Brussels in search of adventure, sought advice from ancient Chinese wisdom and modern fast food giants, landed in Normandy by boat (a few decades late I suppose), and wrote a few stories in the process.
Now, the journey continues…
The First Reptile was Vasco Phillip de Sousa. I write screenplays, video scripts, short stories, magazine articles and what you see here.
The team is now expanding, with storyboard artist and more, and we are planning future openings for technicians and administrators.
We also have guest creators, talented writers, filmmakers and artists, who are using this and future venues to promote history, art, fun, and the power to think. And, for short projects, we bring in cast and crew.
All images and text are copyright of their creators, unless otherwise stated. The authors assert their moral rights.
Dreamstime images are not licensed for use by third parties.
Those images that are derived from public domain images are derivative works, and thus not public domain. Though based on old work, the restored versions are copyright of those who restored them. Likewise, photographs we have taken are our copyright. These take time and care to make them look the way they do.
Please ask before using any image, text or media from this site. You may share images in blogs or social media in the default way for major platforms, such as the share boxes on your blog, provided you share them in a way that does not annoy other users or break the terms of service of those sites.
All rights are reserved.
The National Library of Wales, The National Archives, The Library of Congress, Ceredigion Public Libraries, The National Gallery, Presidential Galleries, NASA, and a few other resources have been helpful in our image, media and text research.
We thank everyone who allowed us to use their work on ptara.com.
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