Jurassic Jumble ๐Ÿฆ–

I’m running out of clever titles for my Jurassic-haul related posts… Anyway… my Jurassic Park Switch case by Numskull Designs arrived! This is one of my favorite items in my entire JP/JW collection. I collect Switch cases, but donโ€™t have many because Iโ€™m picky with them. I have a Pokรฉmon one, an Animal Crossing one, a Super Mario one, and now this one!

My only gripe is that it doesnโ€™t have a stand like my others to hold the Switch while I play with a controller, something I do a lot in the backseat during road trips. But quality wise itโ€™s amazing. No cost spared in materials and construction.

Hereโ€™s a little video so you can see the wonderful texture of the case. Itโ€™s truly my most beautiful case by a long shot, a true collectorโ€™s item.

I was surprised yesterday to find another Good2Grow #JurassicWorld topper! Now I have five different ones in my collection, not counting any of the Podz.

โœจ๐ŸŒˆ Atrociraptor ๐ŸŒˆโœจ

Itโ€™s here!! Such a cutie!

Lookit those liโ€™l chompers ๐Ÿ‘€

He doesnโ€™t come with batteries so I havenโ€™t tested him yet, but I do look forward to it.

The next Jurassic item I will share is bound to be one of the Build-a-Bear plushies. I have a $10 certificate to use, but haven’t decided if I want Rexy or Beta yet. I’ll probably go tomorrow, though.

After that, expect the next batch in July. It’s my birthday and I’ve naturally asked everyone for more Jurassic junk. ๐Ÿ˜ It is “Jurassic Summer” after all!

Is It Bad To Enjoy It all? ๐Ÿ˜Ÿ

As time goes by, Iโ€™ve become really passionate both about the Jurassic franchise and about paleontology. These are completely different things, obviously. I have to say though, JP/JW absolutely had a major impact in my interest in actual, fact-based natural history.

Of course, Jurassic Park / Jurassic World, the franchise, is almost entirely pure fantasy โ€”even more than I realized as a kid. But finding that out didnโ€™t bother me? ๐Ÿคทโ€โ™€๏ธ I love both things (fictional and factual dinosaurs) equally for different reasons. As I participate more in these Twitter communities though, Iโ€™m honestly saddened by the vitriol and the hate towards Jurassic Park / Jurassic World.

I see it mostly come from people seriously into paleontology and natural history, and to me it seems misplaced. Iโ€™m not the only person I know who became interested in the scientific aspect because of โ€œcool monster dinosโ€ as a kid. I dunno.

Expecting the movies to be realistic documentaries seems odd to me. Seeing the infighting / hate makes me sad. Itโ€™s easier to enjoy things for what they are and find common ground as we celebrate what makes us happy and passionate without always taking dunks at what others love.