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So I had a kind of all-together shitty day, but I'll get over it. Mostly because I have the cutest goddamn little chinchilla ever, and I've been wanting a chinchilla since I was twelve.




she needs a name <33



also I really apologize to my friends for being such a dick today

CHINCHILLA

Sun Nov 18, 2012, 6:19 AM


OH GOSH
I WANTED THAT FLUFFY CUTE BALL FOR SO MANY YEARS
AND YOU KNOW WHAAAAT?
I.GOT.IT. I GOT A CHINCHILLA! :'DDDD
My parents bought it for me today and told me it's for my birthday, even if my birthday is 1 month away. c''':
OH CUTE FLUFFY DOGGIES
YEYEYEYEYEYEEYEYEYYEYEYEYEYEYEYEEYEYEYY

I name her Abby. SHE'S SO FRAKIN' ADORBZ. I want to have her in my room right next to my bed but my mom doesn't allows that (FOR NOW MWAHAHAHAHAHHAHA)

Yea, I love her!  <333333333

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:#1: The first 20 people answering this journal will get a free feature ^_^
:bulletwhite::bulletwhite: :bulletwhite: I'll show their avatar + 3-6 deviations I like best from their gallery here !
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:#1: IT WOULD BE COOL if you could do a feature in your journal too :iconyay-plz:
:bulletwhite::bulletwhite: :bulletwhite: The idea of this is to spread art around for everyone to enjoy !


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:iconemptyspaceplz: Claire and Nick by yura-tsuki ii-milk-x by yura-tsuki Specifics by yura-tsuki
:iconemptyspaceplz: Kumori by yura-tsuki xXTokyoGirlXx by yura-tsuki Summer Time by yura-tsuki
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(02):bulletwhite: :bulletwhite: :iconroney2011: ~roney2011
:iconemptyspaceplz: Simba and Timon Real life by roney2011Beautiful sunset by roney2011Good Night to all my best friend and watchers :D by roney2011
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(03):bulletwhite: :bulletwhite: :iconsir-catherine: ~Sir-Catherine
:iconemptyspaceplz: OVA Integra and Alu-bat by Sir-Catherine No-Man's LandDead and gone,
Life has fled.
What is left is better off dead.
Dark over and red below,
This is no-man's land
Where soldiers dread to go.
A pipsqueak tweet is the bugle's call.
The charge is yelled "Over the wall!"
To death's waiting arms they climb.
They seep onto the deadly land,
No longer able to care
That the world dies up there.
A nightmare is the scene.
Lost pawns of humanity
To satisfy war's dark vanity.
Dark over and red below,
This is no-man's land
Where soldiers dread to go.
Dark is evil and light is good.
Sparks and flashes reign around.
Showering death with their goodness.
Noise and confusion in deathly silence.
Bombs and mines from Hell's own stores.
Colors blur and sweetness kills.
Fences pierced and then destroyed.
Craters formed and quickly filled.
Death's own warriors they all are.
Dark over and red below,
This is no-man's land
Where soldiers dreaded to go.
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:iconemptyspaceplz: Arabian Nights by InMyLeftMind Did You Want Something? by InMyLeftMind Morning Light (2) by InMyLeftMind
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(05):bulletwhite: :bulletwhite: :iconmagur: *magur
:iconemptyspaceplz: summer sprinkles by magur beauty by magur Greeple by magur
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(06):bulletwhite: :bulletwhite: :iconiyyarocks: ~iyyarocks
:iconemptyspaceplz:  Amazed Shiro-kun by iyyarocks You didn't have to slice me up D: by iyyarocks Rukia by iyyarocks
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(07):bulletwhite: :bulletwhite: :iconwishmasteralchemist: =WishmasterAlchemist
:iconemptyspaceplz:On The Last Light by WishmasterAlchemistFree Hugs by WishmasterAlchemistRed Passion by WishmasterAlchemist
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(08):bulletwhite: :bulletwhite: :iconfrancescadelfino: *LadyfataPhotography
:iconemptyspaceplz:Little pink flowers I by FrancescaDelfinoA drop on the petal by FrancescaDelfinoPink flower by FrancescaDelfino
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For my DA-friends who are regulary commenting, faving, featuring my art :hug:
You've all brightened up my days ! I appreciate your support very much :blowkiss:


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:iconemptyspaceplz: Earth in my paws by Lirulin-yirth Colourful dreams by Lirulin-yirth Moonlit darkness... by Lirulin-yirth
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:iconemptyspaceplz: NOM NOM CAKE by SillyCookieSonic123 Happy Birthday! by SillyCookieSonic123 Jenny by SillyCookieSonic123
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:iconemptyspaceplz: SEASCAPE II by ARTBYTERESA FANTASIA II by ARTBYTERESA POPPIES by ARTBYTERESA
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:iconemptyspaceplz: -Happy Christmas 2010- by Silvolf -Oceannik- by Silvolf -Dreamscape- by Silvolf
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:iconemptyspaceplz: A CONFORTABLE PLACE by CEACHESE THE THRESHOLD by CEACHESE :thumb151849251:
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:iconemptyspaceplz:Light of Dandelions by ChibionpuWhisper of the Dawn by ChibionpuWhen Creators Touch by Chibionpu
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:iconemptyspaceplz: Ketairo's Mom .:Base:. by erisama KetaYima as kittens.:Base:. by erisama  Miss Butterfly by erisama
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:iconemptyspaceplz: I'll Call You FRIEND by PridesCrossing Life Is Good by PridesCrossing YES More Butterflies by PridesCrossing
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:iconemptyspaceplz: Late Opening Sunflower by JocelyneR I will get it... by JocelyneR It is looking yummy, mmmmmmm! by JocelyneR
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:iconemptyspaceplz: Tears of InkCrying out loud
Doesn't feel right.
Neither does shouting
Or putting up a fight.
    Tears aren't endless-
    My throat ran dry.
    People stopped caring.
    The world was a lie
I found some paper,
An old, used pen;
Turned my inside out;
Let my emotions rule again.
    Paper after paper
    Filled with words in ink...
    No need to worry.
    No need to think.
Let it all go
The scars run deep.
It's bleeding out.
This is what i keep:
    A book with letters
    Written in tears,
    My heart on paper,
    My deepest fears.
ShadowI live in a shadow
On a brighter day
I walk in the darkness
On my own "Twisted" way
    People look
    But they don't care
    They think I'm weird
    cause of the clothes i wear
They don't understand me
Then don't want to know
My part of the Story
The one i don't show
    They just look away
    They think I'm a freak
    They hope I'll change
    But I'm not that weak
I have my soul
I still have my mind
I know what they're trying
I'm not blind
    I wont follow them
    Even when I'm alone
    I have my own path
    I'm not a clone
So i keep walking
And let them stare
Thinking to myself
"I'm just rare"
    I will manage
    Make it trough the day
    Never will I care
    About what they want to say
The shadow is my home
My most trusted friend
It never lies
It doesn't pretend
So i let go of it all
Hope i don't fall
I close my eyes
Let the darkness rise
    I feel the familiar embrace
    Of the cold shadow on my face
Is it real?Look at me
Look at my eyes
Look at the ocean
Look at the skies
      What do you see
      What do you feel
      Does it look right
      Does it look real
You look and you touch
But you don't see or feel
      This reality...
      I wonder if it's real

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:iconemptyspaceplz: redemption by HippieVan57 a mothers love by HippieVan57 doobie did by HippieVan57
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For those my best DA-friends + Watchers who've not been featured yet...
I'm planning to do so in near future.  So stay tuned :dance: :sing: :dance:

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  • Listening to: Of Monsters and Men
  • Watching: Dragonball Z
  • Eating: Cornflakes
  • Drinking: Milk

CHINCHILLA BABIES ARE HERE!

Journal Entry: Tue Jun 11, 2013, 5:49 PM
Oh gossssh! I went home today and BAM! Two little beautiful chinchilla kits were in the cage! All fuzzy and adorable >.<" I think they were born sometime last night :heart:

Bella gave birth to an ebony kit and a mosaic kit! Look at themmm!

Ebony Ebony Chinchilla Kit by CelesteCorinne

Mosaic Mosaic Chinchilla Kit by CelesteCorinne Mosaic Chinchilla Kit 2 by CelesteCorinne Mosaic Chinchilla Kit 3 by CelesteCorinne


I tried to get a picture of them together but they are very fast and don't like to sit still for long at all xD

I really tried to get more pictures of the ebony but most pictures came out as it looking like a black fuzzy blob xD

Chinchilla Babies

Journal Entry: Sat May 25, 2013, 11:43 AM
:heart: My chinchilla Bella is about to have babies any day now! :heart:
I'm so excited! Expect some pictures in the near future!
Grumpy Little Bella by CelesteCorinne


On another note~
I just noticed I have 700 watchers! Thank you all! I appreciate and love you all!



This is Patra. 

Patra is a beautiful female black fox with purple eyes. She is the princess of the temple in mirage oasis, who makes her debut in Pac-Man Party. She resembles the Egyptian deity Anubis.

Also, SHE'S FREAKING ADORABLE!!!

But she was in a game barely anyone even played, no one has even heard of her! How did I discover her? I work at a game stop and I spent a couple hours organizing their Wii section, and she was on the cover art for the game. I had to know more about her! And do you know what I found when I looked up fanart for her? Barely anything! And what there is, sucks! There is literally no decent fanart of her! O_o How can this be! She's as cute as Elh from Solatorobo, which alone warrants fan art (:iconraijinsenshi: 's words)! This is a sin!

Well I'm going to rectify this! >.< It's time for a CONTEST! :D *Applause*

***THE PATRA FANART CONTEST!***

That's right everyone, I'm holding a contest! You have from now (Aug. 12) to the end of the month (Aug. 31) to participate in the contest. Here are the rules.

1) Fanart and fictions are allowed, but I'm extremely strict on fictions. If it has bad grammar or spelling, I'm not going to bother reading it. And it may be hard for you to stay true to her character, so fanart is just easier, but I'll try to make time and effort for any fictions entered.

2) Nothing Explicit. If you can't post it on deviantart then it's not acceptable. I'm not looking for fanart of her getting *beep*ed in the *beep*. The art I want can range from cute things like her sipping from a juice box or nomming on one of your characters heads, to more kinky things like getting her skirt flipped up or spanked. Of course obvious things are not allowed like Gore, Vore, Scat, Watersports, Farting, Fingering, HEAVY Bondage, ect.

3) Your OCs ARE allowed. If you wanna draw her interacting with pacman characters, other random licensed characters, or even your own original charatcers, that's perfectly fine.

4) You can do as much fanart as you want. In fact, quality AND Quantity are going to be taken into consideration here. I'm trying to get as much decent fanart as I can, not just one from everyone. So if you wanna do more, I emplore you to do more!

5) No hate. This contest is for fun and to show love for a newly discovered adorable character. Show positive feedback even to your competition.

I assure you, you're not doing all this for nothing of course.

1st place = Up to three fictions from me, whether they be completely different, or a part of a series.

2nd place = Up to two fictions from me, whether they be completely different, or a two part series.

3rd place = 1 fiction from me.

It can be about original characters, characters from a series you like (but I have to know about the series otherwise I can't write about it) and so on. It won't be super omega long though. Writing fictions takes time and effort, and I do have a life people. It won't have to be super short either, but I'm not going to write the odyssey for you keep in mind. :XD: 

Those are the rules and the prizes. I look forward to what you people draw whether it's dirty, cute, or casual. Let me know when you have fanart of her in case I don't notice it right away. I'll post your contest entries here for everyone to see. Good luck everyone! :meow:


*CONTEST ENTRIES*

There aren't any... yet. >w>

Because I've been thinking about chinchillas too much lately. XD

loki chinchilla cosplay front by the-muffin-lord Little chinchillas by DiZa-74 chinchilla of the month by chinchilla-madness Chinchilla by PsychedelicGecko Kiss by armene Suki by twilightxdreams Chilli the Chinchilla 20 by Drazhar24 Chinchilla in a jar by tsunade136 chinchilla and babies by martyart21 Pikachu- Making Faces by NintendoMushroom My chinchilla by Lingxu-LM Chinchilla by zabooland chinchillas baby by Konsuello Pretty Sooty by Villa-Chinchilla 2 Chinchillas posing - Vchilla by chinchilla-madness A Perspective of Size by Dakeyrias Chinchilla Hugs Poster by Natsa666 Chinchilla by heytherejustine Breakfast Time by ChinchillaLoves Fluffies by Xtremebass Relax by BloodyBlow Oh you... by FriendFrog Peek A Boo by bapity88 Baby Chinchillas 56 - SSD2 by ShadedRain Chinchilla - Hey what's munching ? by Villa-ChinchillaChinchilla goes Dog-Jumping by Villa-Chinchilla Basket of Chinchilla Babies by Villa-Chinchilla Broom raiding Chinchilla by Villa-Chinchilla Chinchilla Bathroom Expedition by Villa-Chinchilla My Chinchilla by HikariRyu The King of Chinchilla Town by chinchilla-madness Chinchilla snack by chinchilakid Basil Bones- Chinchilla Wizard by Urbane-Rebel ChinSpin huuuuiiii by Villa-Chinchilla Baby Chinchillas by JessicaEdwards Exhausted Chinchilla by xAkiray09x Soda Chin by Momiji12 by chinchilla-madness
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  • Playing: Ni No Kuni: Wrath of the White Witch
  • Eating: food
  • Drinking: Coffee

I'm with chinchilla!

Journal Entry: Thu Feb 21, 2013, 2:27 AM
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Yes, after many years without a rodent in my home, I finally have a chinchilla :D

I love rodents, they are such sweet creatures, I love their curiousity and energy, I think they are very funny.
During my life, I've had rabbits, hamsters, chinchilla, and degu. Not all at the same time, though!

After my last rodents died, I never felt that I had the time, energy or room for another rodent. I had enough with Yoshi the cat.
But now - with my new, bigger apartment and my better life - I'm ready again.
And I was so lucky that I got to have my sister's chinchilla - Agnes!
My sister had no time for her anymore, but she doesn't want to sell her, so she asked me to take care of Agnes until she can find the time again.
If that never happens, I'm not sorry ;P

I've known Agnes since my sister got her, so that is a very big plus, but of course I have to start over with getting to know her now. But it's going well, she has lived with me and Yoshi for about a month now, and I think she has settled and feels at home. The first thing she did when we got home, was to eat her pellets and take a dust bath, and I believe that is a very good sign. I was prepared for having a very nervous, stressed out chilla for a couple of days at least.
Yoshi is accepting her and is showing a very mild interest for her. Agnes is used to cats from her old home so that wasn't something that I worried about.

All in all, it's great to have a rodent again - especially such a gorgeus, wonderful kind as a chinchilla!

Here are some videos of Agnes, for those of you that are interested.
I just wanted to share some of my happiness :)










Take care everyone :blowkiss:











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Fairly recently I came upon a realization of the sad state of 2D animation as an art form in America right now. I hear about great projects and ideas coming out of Europe, especially France, and it's not even fair to say how 2D animation is doing in Japan. Anime will never die, man. But here in the USA, animation has stagnated and is strangled under corporate executives eager for quick bucks and cheap costs. They don't care about 2D as an art form, or an outlet for creative storytelling. It's more time consuming than 3D animation and has more "limits" than 3D, Flash is cheaper and generally lazier, so therefore 2D is not worth it. No studio is brave enough to take a chance and experiment with creative new ideas, especially in the genre of action shows. All they want is reboots and stale comedies, all animated in Flash or 3D. A good portion of my favorite cartoon shows of the last decade all had their legs cut out from under them because of poor executive decision-making. And fittingly crowning this whole mess is this bit of news: Disney laid off the last of its entire 2D animation department just last week, the department the entire studio as we know it was built upon.

I've been hearing a lot that 2D animation is dead. That there's no place for it in America anymore.

I say SCREW THAT.

Some animation professionals who are more learned and wiser than I have said that this state will not last forever simply because it can't. There have been many times in the past that it seemed like 2D animation would never be feasible again, but determined studios like Disney and Warner Bros. and Hannah-Barbera came up with inventive techniques and different methods to keep the art form alive until it bloomed again. And this is what needs to begin now. A new renaissance of traditional animation to not only rival but equal the quality we see in both anime and the nostalgic cartoon classics of years gone by. And if I can, I would like to be a part of this.

I have an idea. A very, very ambitious idea. I'm incredibly intimidated by it, but excited at the same time, because I know it can be done. I've seen it done.

I am going to make a short animated film, planned to be about 30-45 minutes long. And I mean that in every sense of the word "make". I am going to write, direct, storyboard, animate, and edit this project myself. The only aspects I won't be doing alone are voice acting and music, because A) I have no musical talent to save my life and B) A female voice from me sounds terrible.

I pondered for weeks on what story I would want to tell, juggling potential ideas around and weighing all the pros, cons, and technical difficulties each option would bring. I wanted the story to have interesting and compelling characters, a straightforward plot that would allow for poignant character themes and moments, and a setting and style suited for crazy action. I narrowed it down to three, and then believed I had finally picked one...only for a brand new concept to swoop in literally out of nowhere while talking to my lady love on Skype and captivate all my imagination for days. I have at last found my story.

I want to keep most of the specifics a secret, but I'll tell you the very simplified basics. The story is set in 1942 during the Second World War. It focuses on a pair of Russian women: snipers who patrol and protect a strategically valuable mountain pass from invading German forces. When they learn that an elite team of Nazi special ops assassins will be moving through the region, it is up to them to halt the enemy's plot. It involves quests for justice, questionable science, bizarre weaponry, and beautiful women with guns. Also explosions.

I am nowhere near ready to begin writing the script yet, but I will strive to keep this project at the top priority aside from a job and commissions. This means that it could very likely take over a full year at least before the final film is complete. incidental work from me, such as Predator's Moon and random drawings, will be fewer and farther between, but I will try to keep Predator's Moon coming on a somewhat even schedule (which is hard when I'm constantly hit with writer's block, oy vey).

As I mentioned above, I will need assistance with music and voice acting. I have a few freelance musicians in mind for the score. I know I will voice one of the male characters, maybe two (possibly three, depending on how much of a range I can deliver,) but I will need two very talented actresses for the lead roles. I will post updates and notes as well as an open casting call as more details are set in stone during the pre-production phase.

I cannot promise any money at this time to interested voice actors. However, once more of the project is underway, I'm considering opening a Kickstarter to help fund this film. That money would go towards purchasing better sound effects, helping pay for music, purchasing computer programs to aid in production, paying my voice actors, paying for DVD copies, etc. I don't know how successful a Kickstarter campaign would be, given that I'm a small artist on DeviantArt with nothing big to my name. But that's a long ways off from now.

When the film is eventually completed, my hope is to take it to conventions and film festivals, sell DVDs, and maybe inspire others to help keep the art of traditional animation going strong.

So, this is my plan. I'd love to know what you all think!
I have touched upon the extreme loathing I have for the Ultimate Spider-Man cartoon in some previous journals, but for those who may not have read it, the cartoon is a shallow, annoying train wreck that is helmed by a team of incredibly talented writers with a lot of credit to their names, but overlorded by Jeph Loeb, head of Marvel Animation. It bears no resemblance to the excellent comic it gets its title from, the characters are all annoying, the "humor" is just mind-numbingly awful, the stories are dull and uncreative, and there is no character development, no story development, and only the barest sense of continuity.

The show is reviled by the majority of Spidey fans, and not only do fans hate it, but according to an anonymous source working on the show, the majority of the show's production staff hate it too. Even Paul Dini is not happy with it, and wanted it to have some maturity, which Jeph Loeb denied. Despite Loeb's insistence that the cartoon is doing great, its ratings have dropped steadily and most believe that the only reason people are watching it is because it airs right before the popular Avengers: Earth's Mightiest Heroes.

Speaking of Avengers: EMH, that show is getting canceled. Why, you may ask? Because Jeph Loeb apparently thinks that younger kids have no grasp of continuity or mature characters and storytelling. According to Loeb, he wants Marvel Animation to prepare younger kids to be Marvel fans. What does this mean? It means that the last bunch of episodes of EMH's season are going to do away with all traces of an overarching story and follow a style...more like Ultimate Spider-Man. Then Marvel Animation plans to start a whole new Avengers cartoon that will most likely take place in the Ultimate Spider-Man cartoon's universe.

On top of this, I have only just learned of Marvel's next upcoming animated series: Hulk and the Agents of S.M.A.S.H. The preview image shows Hulk, Red Hulk, Skaar the Son of Hulk, She-Hulk, and A-Bomb. According to the anonymous source, "the episode stories of the show are very simple, under-explained and many times don't make sense at all. Much like Ultimate Spider-man, HULK Agents of SMASH's characters backgrounds is never explored, but only touched upon (just like Ultimate spider-man's teammates). Hulk Agents of SMASH can be described as a mindless action show, with no character development and no intelligent stories." Let me just ask you this, you readers who are not die-hard comics fans: How many names that I listed above do you recognize? How in the world are we supposed to know or care about the Red Hulk or A-Bomb or Skaar when there are years of story and character development behind them all that new viewers will know nothing about? And guess what? This is what Jeph Loeb wants for all Marvel Cartoons. He wants them all to be as ridiculous and inane as Ultimate Spider-Man because he thinks kids are stupid. And he somehow thinks that these awful cartoons will encourage kids to want to read comics?


Let me explain something to you, Mr. Loeb, on the crazy off-chance you ever see this. Do you want to know why DC and Warner Bros have always had more success with their comic-based cartoons than Marvel? Because they do the opposite of what you are doing. I grew up on Batman: The Animated Series, acclaimed as possibly the greatest cartoon show of all time. I watched it when I was about five years old. Yes, the more intelligent and mature writing went over my head, but you know what? It encouraged me to learn more. I wanted to know what those words and concepts I didn't understand meant. And it inspired me to want to see and know more about Batman and his fascinating enemies. As I grew up, so did the maturity and depth of the DC Animated universe, with such shows as Superman: The Animated Series, Batman Beyond, Justice League, and Justice League Unlimited. All those series take place in the same massive continuity and created a rich world of imagination. And even though later DC shows like Legion of Superheroes and Young Justice don't take place in the DCAU, they adhered to that standard of developed characters and mature storytelling. They treat their viewers as intelligent people, Mr. Loeb.

And it is not just the DC cartoons, either. The 90s X-Men cartoon was just as immersing and enriching to me as a child as Batman. The 90s Spider-Man show, while not as good, still had an intricate continuity throughout its entire run, while each episode still told its own story. X-Men Evolution is praised for its focus on the characters and their continual growth and relationships. Wolverine and the X-Men, much like Spider-Man, told episodic stories that still advanced an overarching plot.

And finally, The Spectacular Spider-Man. This show was the best adaptation of the web-slinger we will most likely ever see. And do you know why? Because it did everything you are not doing in Ultimate Spider-Man. It started slow, easing us into the world and the characters, giving itself time to build instead of spending the entire first episode force-feeding exposition down our throats. It introduced several characters early, before they became important, so that their main introduction as heroes or villains had that much more meaning to the audience. It used Spider-Man's rich comic book history to draw inspiration instead of cramming in crossover heroes and villains in every single episode, like Ultimate Spider-Man does. Like other examples I listed above, it used story arcs to their fullest potential, instead of choosing to ignore continuity completely like you want to. The characters grew and changed with time, and we learned more about them as they grew and thus we cared about them more. It took its time to build drama and tension because it understood the concepts of buildup and payoff. The creators didn't try to throw in something huge like Venom into the fourth episode because they knew what a terrible idea that would be from a dramatic viewpoint. The Spectacular Spider-Man did everything right that a comic adaptation can do, and I will never be able to praise it enough. What you want to do with Marvel Animation is everything you can do wrong. The fact that your Facebook page had to be deleted because of fan hatedom for Ultimate Spider-Man should tell you something about that.


For more information regarding Marvel Animation's slippery slope of fail, read here: www.marveltvnews.com/2012/05/1…