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Putting on his best public face, Andrew Arthur sat as comfortably as he could in a chair that from a distance appeared to be comfortable but in reality seemed to have been intentionally designed to make whomever was sitting in it as uncomfortable as humanly possible without causing them serious injury. Almost certainly an intentional choice on the part of the Jurassic News Tonight crew.

"Austin, while I admire your belief that your audience remembers who I am since the last time I was on, you've had so many interesting guests on this couch since then that it's unfair to expect them to remember them all by name." Andrew answered with a jolly, friendly tone that suggested that after the show him and Jason might have a drink and catch up backstage... A lie of course, Andrew couldn't stand the man even when he wasn't hamming things up for the camera, but appearances were important. "I know that you've got a great line up for the show tonight and thus time is tight, but there should be enough time on the schedule to let you introduce me properly."

With the mild pleasant banter designed to trip up the host a little while hopefully making a good impression with the viewers at home out of the way, it was time to start answering questions. The first one was somewhat expected, but Andrew allowed a mild look of exasperation appear as he answered "Of course they do." before taking a breath and explaining further "They are living, breathing animals that fundamentally have the same desires that all creatures have. To have a safe, comfortable place to sleep, enough to eat and the occasional activity to entertain them. Just because they come from a lab doesn't justify treating them poorly."

The second question was a bit more complicated and needed to be treated carefully. "If you mean in the sense that I believe genetic modification is possible, that's not a belief Austin. It's just a fact that being able to modify the genetics of the dinosaurs that we bring into the world is possible and in the process of giving a new life to long dead species, sometimes it cannot be helped in order to make up for missing dna strands. However,-" Andrew stressed firmly "- myself and the rest of us at Cretaceous Coast strive to keep such tampering limited to necessity. Before you ask, we deem 'necessity' to be in relation to the genetic stability of the animal in question to give them the best chance possible at a long and healthy life. While this does lead to the possibility of altering its natural behavior, ethically we decided that it was better to risk a minor abnormality in natural behavior for research purposes rather then knowingly bringing into the world a genetically unstable dinosaur that is going to have a troubled, painful existence for the time it is here."

Question three rolled around and Andrew... leaned back in his chair as he sighed. "To start with, we earnestly hope that the situation where our security staff is put in a position where they must risk their own lives to save others never arises. No matter what industry you work in, that should be a rare situation at best. But that wasn't your question so..." There was an earnest, somewhat hapless smile as Andrew said "I would hope so. While we strive to select the best recruits possible, give them the best training we can and ensure that they have the equipment they require for whatever happens, the sad truth is that in the heat of the moment the decision is up to the people on the ground who are there dealing with whatever crisis is happening. Heroism is one of those traits that can only be confirmed in a person when the time comes after all."

"A fair question." Was what started off question four as Andrew leaned forward a little. "I know because I've asked my science staff about the possibility of prehistoric viruses before. They've already put into place rigorous testing with the intention of catching dna samples that might be compromised in such a manner before development of a living host for the virus can occur. Likewise we at Cretaceous Coast have no intention opening an exhibit to the public that isn't up to our very high safety standards for both the dinosaurs within it and the people outside of it. We utterly refuse to cut corners like Jurassic World did when it comes to the safety of our visitors and personal."

Question five was treated to a questioning eyebrow being raised as Andrew looked at Justin. "What a world we live in, that you have to ask me such a question." before with a shake of his head he sighed. "We are not the snake charmers or bear baiters of old. While it is true that our research staff will be running medical tests on our dinosaurs, it will be done with care towards their well being and quality of life in much the same way that medical and scientific staff at more normal zoos would treat the animals under their care."

Shifting slightly in his chair in a vain attempt to make himself more comfortable after having been seated in it so long, Andrew welcomed the final question with gusto. "Quite simply really. Putting aside the explanations about how the general public will be able to witness animals that last walked the earth when mammals had only just started to appear with their own eyes and the scientific research happening behind the scenes, people fundamentally like dinosaurs." Andrew actually smiled in a slightly nostalgic manner before speaking "When I was young... from about the age of four up to some point in my mid teenage years... I was obsessed with dinosaurs. Movies, tv shows, toys, books, clothing... if dinosaurs were involved, you could bet I was hooked. At eight years old, not only could I correctly pronounce of just about every known dinosaur by that point, I could tell you what era they were from, where they lived on the planet and at least two interesting facts about each of them, maybe more if they had really caught my eye. I was at least thirty before I was able to do even half of that again."

A sigh escaped him... before he seemed to grow a little sad. "I spent more time then I can remember going outside on 'dinosaur hunts' because little me... didn't really understand the concept of 'extinction'. My reasoning was that just because people hadn't seen a dinosaur in a long time just meant that logically they were living in places where there weren't any people around to see them." A small, sad chuckle escaped him... before he smiled again. "Being able to see a living dinosaur back then would have blown my mind. Hell, it blows my mind now and I'm literally the CEO of a company that creates living dinosaurs! My hope is that seeing such a marvel of science and what was, long before humans walked the earth, nature might inspire those witnessing it with their own eyes. Even if they don't end up pursing a passion for dinosaurs, just the knowledge that something once thought lost forever can be recovered and the impossible made possible might drive them to achieve their goals... or rekindle dreams that were once deemed lost to the world."
@Kale19

Okay. Should I get an IC post up or would you rather wait for the first crisis?
@rocketrobie2 I look forward to competing with you.
@Kale19 I believe it's company policy to have a Protocerotops.

Also, I am rather happy with the name of my Park/Company. It is very much an alternative to Jurassic Park.
Name:
Cretaceous Coast

Location:
Along the coast of Victora, Australia

Leader:
Andrew Arthur

Head scientist:
Jacob Macdonald

Type of company:
Entertainment and Education

Background:
Reviewing the complete and utter failure that was both Jurassic Park and World, the Australian owned Cretaceous Coast was formed with a simple idea in mind; Creating a place in which dinosaurs could be studied for scientific reasons, earn a steady source of income by allowing the public to come and see them... While not being stupid enough to consider weaponizing them. CEO Arthur has publicly made his views on weaponizing dinosaurs known, making the statement 'At the end of the day, these are wild animals that completely lack the years of domestication required for animals that serve a military role. I honestly fail to see why any sane military would want to spend the time and resources on weaponized dinosaurs when more conventional technologies, equipment and combat trained animals exist to fill whatever need is required.'

Information about your company:
Apart from its public disdain for weaponizing dinosaurs (and using the Indo-Raptor as a prime example as to why it was a stupid idea) and 'creating freaks of nature' (citing the Indominus-Rex in turn), Cretaceous Coast is more well known for its family friendly park. While it can and will produce carnivores for the purposes of scientific studies, management has yet to feel comfortable enough to establish an exhibit that the public can access yet. For the time being, people can make due to the Herbivores.
Name:
Cretaceous Coast

Location:
Along the coast of Victora, Australia

Leader:
Andrew Arthur

Head scientist:
Jacob Macdonald

Type of company:
Entertainment and Education

Background:
Reviewing the complete and utter failure that was both Jurassic Park and World, the Australian owned Cretaceous Coast was formed with a simple idea in mind; Creating a place in which dinosaurs could be studied for scientific reasons, earn a steady source of income by allowing the public to come and see them... While not being stupid enough to consider weaponizing them. CEO Arthur has publicly made his views on weaponizing dinosaurs known, making the statement 'At the end of the day, these are wild animals that completely lack the years of domestication required for animals that serve a military role. I honestly fail to see why any sane military would want to spend the time and resources on weaponized dinosaurs when more conventional technologies, equipment and combat trained animals exist to fill whatever need is required.'

Information about your company:
Apart from its public disdain for weaponizing dinosaurs (and using the Indo-Raptor as a prime example as to why it was a stupid idea) and 'creating freaks of nature' (citing the Indominus-Rex in turn), Cretaceous Coast is more well known for its family friendly park. While it can and will produce carnivores for the purposes of scientific studies, management has yet to feel comfortable enough to establish an exhibit that the public can access yet. For the time being, people can make due to the Herbivores.

Edit: Sorry, used to things needing to be approved first before moving it to the character tab.
Oh shit, it's actually up. Okay, going to have to read through it properly.
Okay, you have my interest @Kale19.
Been a while.
So... is this Rp still accepting new people or is it filled up?
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