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IF I WENT TO JURASSIC WORLD

“The most advanced amusement park in the entire world! Combining all the latest technologies. And I’m not just talking about rides, everybody has rides. No, we’ve made living biological attractions so astounding that they’ll capture the imaginations of the entire planet!”

John Hammond, Jurassic Park

When we saw Jurassic World, we got to see what a functional dinosaur theme park would have been like if Jurassic Park did not fail. After seeing what the park has to offer, I often imagine what I would do if I went to Jurassic World while it was open. I would prefer to visit Jurassic World about six months before the Indominus Rex breaks out. That way I could safely experience everything the park has to offer without fear of getting trampled or eaten.

I would start by getting a room at the local Hilton. When I had my book signing at WonderCon in 2015, I stayed at a Hilton and it was a very nice hotel to stay in. I would definitely stay at the Hilton in Jurassic World especially since it comes with a spa. I would take part in the spa in order to relieve my muscles and joints of all their stress. The Hilton will also be the place where I get my breakfast. I know from personal experience that they serve great breakfasts.

We shall begin with the attractions in Sector 1, which consists of the Botanical Gardens and the Golf Course. The Botanical Gardens would allow me to examine cloned prehistoric plants that are about 200 million years old. I own golf clubs so I think the Golf Course would be an ideal place to hit a bucket of balls.

In Sector 2, I would get to see the Bamboo Forest, the Gondola Lift, and Lookout Point. The Bamboo Forest would allow me to take a peaceful walk through a recreated prehistoric forest that houses seven species of dinosaurs. It would feel like taking a spiritual walk through the distant past. I would be fine about going on the Gondola Lift because I have ridden one before while vacationing in the mountains. However, there is not a chance in heck I would do Lookout Point because I have motion sickness, which would make me ill-suited to riding a hang glider.

In Sector 3, there is Main Street, Gentle Giants Petting Zoo, Jurassic World Lagoon, T. Rex Kingdom, and the Innovation Center. Main Street will be filled with restaurants where I would get lunch and dinner and an IMAX theater that would me to see a prehistoric world on the big screen with the best surround sound money can buy. The Gentle Giants Petting Zoo houses baby dinosaurs and is usually reserved for children. However, I would go into that petting zoo, sit in the middle of the area, and wait for the baby dinosaurs to swarm me. When they do swarm me, I would smother the baby dinosaurs with all the love I have to offer. I do the same thing at the dog park. The Jurassic World Lagoon is home to the Mosasaurus and I would get to watch its feeding show. The T. Rex Kingdom would allow me to come face-to-face with my favorite dinosaur, Tyrannosaurus Rex. And this would be no ordinary T. Rex; this would be the original one from Jurassic Park, which would make meeting her even more special. The Innovation Center would be like a museum full of information on prehistory and it would have the Creation Lab where the dinosaurs are made. It would be like going behind the scenes of Disney’s Imagineers.

In Sector 4, there is the Gallimimus Valley, the Gyrosphere Valley, and Triceratops Territory. The Gallimimus Valley would allow me to ride on a safari truck alongside a herd of Gallimimus, which would be like driving alongside a frolicking herd of gazelles or ostriches. The Gyrosphere Valley would enable me to move amongst many species of large dinosaurs while inside a bulletproof sphere. That way, I can walk amongst giants with little fear of injury. The Triceratops Territory would be the Triceratops equivalent of T. Rex Kingdom.

In Sector 5, there is the Aviary, Cretaceous Cruise, the Raptor Paddock, and the River Adventure. The Aviary is home to at least two species of pterosaurs: Pteranodon and Dimorphodon. That would be amazing to see flying reptiles as big as pterosaurs. I would go through the Aviary while riding Cretaceous Cruise, which is a kayak river ride that would allow me to see over a hundred species of dinosaurs and prehistoric plants while in my kayak. Cretaceous Cruise may also be part of the River Adventure, which features Parasaurolophus that glow in the dark. Then I would go to the Raptor Paddock, where I would watch Owen Grady train and feed his pack of Velociraptors.

Sector 6 would be less accessible than the other sectors since it consisted of Camp Cretaceous, the Carnotaurus Paddock, the Indominus Rex Paddock, and the rest of the sector would consist of docks and genetics labs. Camp Cretaceous is meant for kids and would not have started by the time of my visit. The Carnotaurus and Indominus Rex paddocks would be off limits for guests because the Carnotaurus is too aggressive and the Indominus Rex paddock is still under construction. The labs and the docks would be available only to park staff.

Overall, Jurassic World would be full of surprises, sights, and experiences that I would want to witness before the park was destroyed. It would be a place I would like to visit more than even Disneyland.

JURASSIC WORLD DOMINION LEAKS

“Nothing in Jurassic World is natural! We have always been filling the gaps in the genome with the DNA of other animals. And if their genetic code was pure, many of them would look a lot different.”

Dr. Henry Wu, Jurassic World

It is common knowledge that the dinosaurs in the Jurassic Park franchise are not fully scientifically accurate. None of them had feathers and several of them looked different from their prehistoric counterparts. In Jurassic World, it was revealed that the reason why the cloned dinosaurs looked nothing like their templates was because they were not pure-blooded carbon copies of the originals. When InGen cloned their dinosaurs, they would use frog DNA to fill in the gene sequence gaps in the prehistoric DNA. By the time of Jurassic World, scientists were able to include genes from snakes, cuttlefish, and scorpionfish in the dinosaurs’ genetic makeup. Due to all this foreign genes in their DNA, the Jurassic Park dinosaurs were unable to authentically resemble their prehistoric counterparts. Fortunately, that plot hole is going to be rectified in Jurassic World: Dominion, which will feature a prologue that portrays scientifically accurate dinosaurs with feathers. Such specimens include Dreadnoughtus, Quetzalcoatlus, Pteranodon, Ankylosaurus, Natsutoceratops, Iguanodon, Oviraptor, Moros Intrepidus, Giganotosaurus, and Tyrannosaurus Rex. It is a big deal for several of these dinosaurs to appear on the big screen and not just because they are more scientifically accurate. Moros Intrepidus was only discovered and named two years ago and it made its big screen debut in record time. Despite being a larger and more powerful predator than Tyrannosaurus Rex, Giganotosaurus never appeared on the big screen before until now. Even though Tyrannosaurus Rex appeared in countless dinosaur films, its feathered version never appeared on the big screen before. In addition, this preview will reveal the origin story of the original Tyrannosaurus Rex from Jurassic Park. Overall, this preview is going to look like a more high quality version of Walking With Dinosaurs and I cannot wait to see it next week.

JURASSIC PARK AND THE BIBLE

“God creates dinosaurs. God destroys dinosaurs. God creates man. Man destroys God. Man creates dinosaurs.”

Dr. Ian Malcolm, Jurassic Park

It has come to my attention that Jurassic Park has a number of references to the Bible, which were more prominent in Fallen Kingdom. The Book of Genesis was heavily referenced in Fallen Kingdom to highlight a new beginning where humanity’s attempts to play God result in the rise of life forms that will challenge their role as the dominant species on the planet. These references are often inverted and reversed from the original version. The first Jurassic World referenced the story of Cain and Abel when the Indominus Rex killed its sibling. While Cain and Abel were brothers, the Indominus Rex and its sibling were sisters. In an early draft of Fallen Kingdom, the Indoraptor was supposed to have a Cain and Abel moment when it murders its sibling. In the Bible, the male Adam’s rib bone was removed in order to create the female Eve. In Fallen Kingdom, the rib of the female Indominus Rex was used to create the male Indoraptor. The ship known as the Arcadia was the ship that carried the remaining dinosaurs off Isla Nublar as it was being destroyed by fire and lava. This is an inverted version of Noah’s Ark, which carried all the animals in the world from an apocalyptic flood. Benjamin Lockwood was one of the ones who contributed to the creation of the dinosaurs and was an inherently good man, which could be as a symbolic representation of God. Eli Mills was a greedy and deceitful man driven by his own ambition, which can be seen as a symbolic representation of Lucifer. When Lockwood found out what Mills was doing behind his back, he cast Mills out. However, Mills murdered Lockwood and usurped his symbolic throne, which is a reverse of how God cast Lucifer out. In this case, Lucifer won and claimed God’s throne for himself. While the Book of Genesis is heavily referenced in Fallen Kingdom, there are also aspects of the Book of Exodus as well. Finally, there is Maise Lockwood’s symbolic representation of Moses. As a clone herself, Maise has a connection and kinship with the dinosaurs that normal humans would never understand. When she pushed the button to release the dinosaurs into the world, she said, “I had to. They’re alive like me.” This can be seen as her way of saying, “Let my people go.” When the basement door opened and the dinosaurs ran through the tunnel into a new world, it is similar to how Moses’s followers traversed the parted Red Sea to a promised land. If Jurassic World and Fallen Kingdom were based on Genesis and Exodus, it is possible that Dominion will revolve around the Book of Revelation and portray a dinosaur apocalypse that will end human civilization. I look forward to finding out next year.

FUTURE DINOSAUR BOOKS

I have some news to report regarding my dinosaur books. I have completed the dinosaur guide, which will soon be edited. At this rate, the dinosaur guide might be released alongside my first dinosaur book at the same time, which is part of my plan. Meanwhile, the other dinosaur book that was supposed to be the second in the series will now be rescheduled as the third in the series. Thanks to my newly acquired outlining technique, I have the entire second book planned out with twenty-three chapters and a prologue. I have written the prologue and the first chapter and I am half-way through the second chapter. I have a basic idea of how the third dinosaur book will unfold, but I will need to formulate an outline to make the writing process much easier. Who knows? With these outlines, I might complete a total of four dinosaur books, including the dinosaur guide, over the course of a year or a year and a half. Overall, I have no shortage of story ideas for my dinosaur series and I look forward to delving deeper into it. I will keep you updated on any further developments.

WRITING OUTLINES

I must say that creating outlines for my future books has proven to be very useful. I have successfully created an outline for my second dinosaur book and it has made the writing process a whole lot simpler. Thanks to this outline technique, I have written the prologue and first two chapters of the second dinosaur book. I will now begin working on the outline for my future fantasy books. When my schedule opens up, I should be able to write them in an orderly manner. Overall, the usage of these outlines is making my writing methods far easier to manage compared to just winging it like I used to.

SECOND DINOSAUR BOOK DEVELOPMENTS

I have been doing a lot of tinkering with my second dinosaur book lately. I tried a new writing technique that I heard about in my writer’s group, but never tried until now. For the past few days, I have been creating an outline for my second dinosaur book. The outline consists of 23 chapters and a prologue. This has my overall story idea organized in such a way that getting writer’s block will be impossible. I have already gotten started writing it. I have completed the prologue and the first chapter. This outline makes writing a whole lot simpler. Up until now, I have just been winging it with my writing, but I think the usage of such outlines will make it a lot easier. The other dinosaur book that was intended to be the second book will be rescheduled as the third book instead of the second in the series. Overall, things are changing for the better with my writing since I am expanding my horizons in terms of writing techniques.

CLASSIC DINOSAUR FILMS

While I have been working on my dinosaur book, my interest in dinosaurs has awakened with a vengeance. Due to this, I have been binge-watching all manner of dinosaur films. A number of these films were adapted from books by Jules Verne and Edgar Rice Burroughs. The rest are cult classics from the 1960s and 1970s. Even though their special effects were cheesy and their creatures are not scientifically accurate, these have been an enjoyable bunch of movies. I would recommend these movies to anyone who is seeking something old school to watch.

EIGHTH ILLUSTRATION

My illustrator has completed the eighth illustration for my upcoming dinosaur book, The Kaligen Experiment: Genesis. This marks the halfway point in our collaboration. This illustration features my fictional species of sauropod or long-necked dinosaur. You can tell based on how big it is to an average human that if it stepped on you, you would become stuck to its foot like an old gum wrapper. This is the largest species of dinosaur in my entire series.