Remaining Hope in Ben 10I've made it pretty clear that I hate Ben 10: Omniverse for the damage it is causing to the Ben 10 franchise, with my major issues being that Omniverse shows little respect to Dwayne McDuffie's contributions, the numerous retcons damaging the continuity (which was perfectly fine, Omniverse executives) of the Ben 10 franchise, the derailment of Ben Tennyson to be more like his original series' self (despite being a teenager now) and the ongoing attempt to make Kevin a villain again by slowly derailing his character until the Rooters unleash Weapon XI, which I am convinced will be Kevin, the horrific implications caused by the universal recreation (I think the Petrosapiens are now dead since Chromastone's flight ability has been retconned as a glitch, meaning Sugilite couldn't have gotten to Petropia's remains to restore it in time), and overall terrible writing (I'm looking at you, Rules of Engagement). As someone who has followed Ben 10 since the original series, Omniverse is even moreRemaining Hope in Ben 101 year ago in Personal More Like This
Ben 10 Omniverse: Rules of Engagement- My ThoughtsSo. I'm watching the Ben 10 Omniverse episode where Julie FINALLY comes back after 20+ episodes of being gone.... And she broke up with Ben. Off-screen. In a flashback.Ben 10 Omniverse: Rules of Engagement- My Thoughts2 years ago in Personal More Like This
This. Is such a waste of a character like Julie. She was FINALLY getting some good character development in the previous season. She was shown to be able to deal with Ben very well, and was very close to him, Gwen, and Kevin (well, Kevin somewhat). And she just disappears, only to reappear BROKEN UP WITH BEN AND WITH A NEW BOYFRIEND. WHAT THE HELL, WRITERS. WHAT THE HELL. THIS IS NOT HOW YOU TREAT CHARACTERS.
Yea, I know there wasn't really a chance of their relationship lasting for very long, but for it to unceremoniously end just like that, and without any true mention about until this episode, JUST MAKES IT SO FREAKING AGGRAVATING. It had its problems, like any other real relationship, but they understood each other, and really did care about one another. For goodness, THEY'VE FOUGHT VILLAINS TOGETHER BEFORE.
Kevin's Inevitable Return to VillainyFor all you Kevin Levin fans out there, I'm sure you've noticed that Kevin has undergone a severe character regression. In Ben 10: Alien Force and Ben 10: Ultimate Alien, Kevin slowly and steadily began to reform to the point that he has become a true hero. In the abomination known as Ben 10: Omniverse, however, Kevin is now a selfish coward who cares more about his car than Ben, who he left to deal with Princess Looma. I bet you're wondering what Kevin's future holds in store for him, and I have terrible news (the following information came from a chat I had with SilverLady7, the founder of the Ben 10 Original Series to Ultimate Alien group, a group that supports everything about Ben 10 excluding Omniverse, which they criticize in a civilized manner);Kevin's Inevitable Return to Villainy1 year ago in Personal More Like This
It's a foreshadowing of what Omniverse intends to do to Kevin...make him a villain like he was in the original series, but poorly written. I have 2 pieces of evidence that supports my theory;
1. Derrick J. Wyatt was asked if Kevin was a
I Dreamed a Dream (parody)I made my best, but had to cut off the first part, like in Susan Boyles version.I Dreamed a Dream (parody)2 years ago in Personal More Like This
I dreamed a dream in time gone by
When fun was high
And Ben 10 worth watching
I dreamed that Gwevin would never die
I dreamed that CN would be forgiving
Then I was optimistic and unafraid
And dreams were made and used and wasted
There was no ransom to be paid
No joke unsaid, no smoothie untasted
But Derrick J. Wyatt comes at night
With his ego as big as a mountain
As he tears your hope apart
As he turns your dream to shame
And still I dream Kevin'll come back to me
That he and Gwen will live the years together
But there are dreams that cannot be
And there are stupid people we cannot weather
I had a dream Ben 10 would be
So different from this hell we´re living
So different now from what Omniverse is
Now CN has killed the dream I dreamed.
The Kevin part is confusing, I know - I meant I still dream Kevin will come back the way he was in UAF, or at least ressembling these good old times, in another cart
A FarewellA Farewell2 years ago in Personal More Like This
As apparent from my absence in the last few issues of Supergirl I am no longer the series artist on the book. I will no longer be drawing the book and #20 was my final issue. I will however remain the cover artist on the book for just a few more issues.
What kept me from drawing the book initially was some health issues after which I had to rest for a bit. In the meantime I was offered some other projects which I took into consideration. Offers that ultimately had me make some important decisions. Unfortunately one of these decisions was to resign from art duties on Supergirl. Believe me, It was not an easy decision but one I had to make for the sake of several things in my career and life.
Over the past couple of years I've had an amazing time defining Supergirl for the New 52 with my collaborators in DC Entertainment. It was an honour to be a part of this bold new direction for DC. I was probably among the lucky few who had a wonderful
Nasty Newscast:Omniverse is terrible (updated)Hello readers, if you follow me you might notice that I already posted a nasty newscast about Omniverse, but I wanted to post it again becasue their are some new things I like and dislike about Omniverse that I didn't put in the first one so you might have trouble finding the new stuff I put down from stuff from the old article.Nasty Newscast:Omniverse is terrible (updated)1 week ago in Personal More Like This
I grew up watching Ben 10 since it aired in 2005, at that time it was a cool show, but when Alien Force came out I got into the show again and thought it was better then Ben 10 because of the new drama and action. Then when Ultimate Alien came out with the similar elements but with Ben's Ultimatrix, my interest of the show went up a whole level. But then my love for the show was diminished when the directors of the show directors decided to change almost EVERYTHING that makes Ben 10 and aired Omniverse. The show, in my opinion, was terrible, I hate it as much as most of the Total Drama fandom hated All Stars (which was most of the fan base).
Ben 10 Omniverse: I've Had ItI don't think I should be a Ben 10 fan anymore. Maybe it's because I'm getting older, but I just think Omniverse sucks so bad. The main character Ben Tennyson is such a fucking moron, it's unimaginable. And do you know the sucky part? I don't think Cartoon Network gives a shit. I can write how much I hate the Ben 10 sequel shows all I like, but no matter what I'll always find some fans who think Ultimate Alien was awesome or Alien Force was cool or Omniverse is the greatest show ever. I feel like it's a losing battle. I was a little excited when I heard about a new Ben 10 comic series from IDW but when I saw an Omniverse episode (Rule of Engagement) I just don't know if I'm going to pick up a copy. What do you think? Please leave a comment if you think my outburst was justified or if I'm being an idiot.Ben 10 Omniverse: I've Had It2 years ago in Personal More Like This
Collab That Will Probably Happenso this is a thing that i think might happen? i hope so...Collab That Will Probably Happen2 years ago in Personal More Like This
what i'd like to do is "host" a big ol' collab picture that includes a lot of artists. this will give artists exposure to others and vice versa, from their point of view. also, it is fun!!
what i am planning to do is make a template sheet and paste pictures you guys send to me onto it, hence me acting as a "host". to give you some ideas, i'll start to explain what i would like to do. this will be a large picture that looks like a "select your fighter" screen, like this:
that is the basic idea, but i would like to add a few things. first off, there will be enough space for you to show more than your character's head. let's say...
----> MAKE YOUR PICTURE 250 PIXELS WIDE (horizontal) AND 300 PIXELS HIGH (vertical).
under that, i will add your character's name
under their name, i will add a catchy sorta nickname for them, specific to th
Ben 10 OmniverseI liked The first Ben 10 series. The Second series was good Ben was a little more mature and was shown to have some hidden intelligence. and Kevin became a good guy. And the story in general became darker and edgier and more interesting. The third series ok, the whole ultimate alien transformation was kinda campy.Ben 10 Omniverse2 years ago in Personal More Like This
But Ben 10 Omniverse series Ben has taken a huge Level in Dumbass as well as general flanderistion, and has become too dumb to live and Lethally Stupid, granted he was always a Crouching Moron, Hidden Badass but now they over did it . In fact it's a wonder how Ben as not destroyed the world yet. and Ben has become extremely cocky and arrogant just downright annoying. A another thing in the original series Ben did most of the fighting himself occasionally getting some help from Max or Gwen, but in Omniverse Ben is comply helpless without Took or someone watching his back all the time (or adlest it was that way in early episodes of Omniverse) Rook even lampshades this.
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Ben 10 Reboot: Redemption CrossoverWith how bad Omniverse has become in the wake of the Duel of the Duplicates event, and with inspiration from Darinas, I have recently begun planning a fanfic that will reboot the Ben 10 franchise. This story is called Ben 10 Reboot: Redemption Crossover, and it will be a tribute to and a retelling of the Ben 10 mythos. Here are some important factors of this series.Ben 10 Reboot: Redemption Crossover1 year ago in Personal More Like This
1. While it takes place during summer like the original show, Ben and Gwen are 15 rather than 10, and Kevin is 16 rather than 11.
2. Julie is a main character, having been invited to join the Tennysons on their summer roadtrip.
3. The Omnitrix's design is a combination of the prototype Omnitrix, the recalibrated prototype Omnitrix, the Ultimatrix, and the Omnitrix. The Omnitrix is also sentient, serving as a guide for Ben.
4. The starter aliens are Humungousaur, Swampfire, Spidermonkey, Big Chill, Cannonbolt, Echo Echo, Wildmutt, Grey Matter, Arctiguana, Gravattack, and XLR8.
5. There will be crossovers with series that hav
Contest--Draw a Character! THEME:Contest--Draw a Character!3 years ago in Personal More Like This
The super easy theme for our very first contest is: Draw any character (an OC, yourself, a character from an anime/movie/video game, etc.) in your own, unique style using traditional and/or digital art!
Please be sure to submit your contest entry into the Character Contest folder here: http://rising-artists.deviantart.com/gallery/38241708. The folder will be open from now until the deadline, which is Wednesday, August 1.
After that, my admins and I will pick three semi-finalists from all of the submitted entries, which will (hopefully) only take one or two days. Then all of the members will have the opportunity to vote for their favorite artwork, and we will have a 1st, 2nd, and 3rd place winner!
Please follow all of the rules below, otherwise, your artwork may be disqualified.
1. Each member can only submit one contest entry. There's no need to sign up for this contest--anyone who is a member of this group can participa
Why I Despise OmniverseI've mentioned Ben 10: Omniverse a lot but I've never did a journal entry on how much I don't like it. Here's why.Why I Despise Omniverse7 months ago in Personal More Like This
New design - Reason: I've never liked the design because it's just too campy and also I would've watched the show if the design from Alien Force/Ultimate Alien remained. Come on, Ben being a 60's Dick Grayson guy, Gwen being a Velma Dinkley ripoff and Kevin being an Eric Draven ripoff?!Replacing Glen Murakami and the late Dwayne McDuffie with Derrick Wyatt and Matt Youngberg - Reason: Murakami and McDuffie made Ben Tennyson from a foolish hero to more Clark Kent from Smallville-esque character, but Matt Youngberg and Scooby-Doo! Mystery Incorporated and Transformers Animated art director and producer Wyatt "flanderised" the character into an idiot hero. Just no to idiot heroism because those two guys (Murakami and McDuffie) worked with Man of Action for the DCAU-influenced two sequel series and made it mor
Omniverse takes place in an Alternate Universe?Ever since Omniverse first aired, I've sometimes wondered if the events in Omniverse are taking place in an ALTERNATE UNIVERSE. I mean it is possible given the following reasons why.Omniverse takes place in an Alternate Universe?6 months ago in Personal More Like This
My first evidence is that the title of the show is called omniverse, which is the theory of their being more then one universe, each one having minor to major differences which also explains why things are different in Omniverse then in the other Ben 10 shows, kinda secretly giving us the clue that OV is in a different universe. My second fact is how they pronounce Albedo's name in Omniverse, in AF/UA they pronounce his name Al-bee-do but in OV they say it as al-bay-do , the only logical way you can go from calling someones name differently is if that person had that name since birth, also Albedo never showed signs of being disturbed by the mispronunciation or points out to people that they were pronouncing his name wrong. The third is how no one q
Project Sketch 'Em All UPDATEProject Sketch 'Em All3 years ago in Personal More Like This
Ok we're back, sorta. School is a terrible environment for art. And I have a lot of people who can vouch for that XD Anyway, the point is, I won't be working on it at 10 a day. Not for now, anyway. What is going to happen instead, is, I'll be drawing the remaining Pokemon first, then :IconAldenlite: will vector them. After that I'll color them all at one go, and you guys will see the complete collection. About time, I know. It's coming to the end of a school term, after which I have a week to rush up my homework, and of course, the project. Hopefully I can get it up by then.
Anyway due to the new sequence of actions, we'll actually need 3 progress bars to handle this.
Sketched: 644/725 (Reuniclus)
Vectored: 600/725 (Seismitoad)
[Star!][No Star] - 83%
Colored (And Complete): 560/725 (Serperior)
[Star!][Star!][Star!][Half Star][No Star] - 77%
Hey guys, I'm working on a new Pokemon drawing proje
Omniverse review: Blucik and Driba go to MrSmoothyTo put it simply: this episode was horrible. Even by Omniverse standards. A series of unfunny, nonsensical jokes that felt like it didn't belong to the Ben 10 Franchise. And it brought ABSOLUTELY NOTHING to the plot.Omniverse review: Blucik and Driba go to MrSmoothy2 years ago in Personal More Like This
The episode follows to sides of the story: on one side, you have Ben and Rook with trying to take down Trumpibulor. For those who don't remember (not that I would blame them for that), Trumpibulor was a villain introduced in Ultimate Alien. He had no characteristic beside the fact that he was an Elephant-like alien criminal, and appeared only for two small cameo as a minor villain that Ben, Gwen and Kevin could apparently defeat easily. To my opinion, that guy was even lamer than Serpent.
And yet, for some reason, Derrick J. Wyatt thought it was a good idea to bring this guy back and make an entire episode focused on him.
Why? Seriously, why? I just don't get his logical: Aggregor, one of the most badass and memorable villains in Ultimate Alien, is out of question to be br
Continuation of K.I.R.T.V. : I'm quitting Ben 10Recently, Darinas commented on my previous anti-Omniverse journal, thinking I was being a bit too paranoid about my fears for Kevin's fate. While I'm probably a bit paranoid, my faith in Omniverse is that low. Here's why I'm justified in my thinking, with a sad announcement afterwards;Continuation of K.I.R.T.V. : I'm quitting Ben 101 year ago in Personal More Like This
Sadly, I'm just expecting Omniverse to make Kevin a villain again.
I mean, Omniverse undid Charmcaster's character development because Derrick J. Wyatt, and I took this from TV Tropes but DJW believes this, said he didn't think Charmcaster becoming a "homicidal maniac who is obsessed with her father and from a race of magic space elves" worked at all, that it ruined everything that was special about her in the Original Series.
Yeah, because a generic evil sorceress is so much better than a character who LOST HER FATHER TO THE CRUELTY OF AN EVIL TYRANT AND IS TRYING TO ATONE FOR THE GENOCIDE SHE COMMITTED TO TRY TO BRING BACK HER FATHER BECAUSE SHE MISSED HIM! No, we need Charmcaster to be craz
Quick Tips: On Referencing AnatomyReference from real life whenever possible.Quick Tips: On Referencing Anatomy3 years ago in Personal More Like This
When you reference or copy from another artist's studies/sketches/art, you may be copying their mistakes as well. Furthermore, an artist's studies are their notes and --just like with history or chemistry notes-- copying someone else's notes will not help you fully understand the material. To completely understand anatomy, you must take your own notes and build your own understanding through observation.
This is probably a no-brainer for many artists but... scruffynerfherder and I were talking about this last night, and with the increase of "anatomy studies" showing up on dA's front page, it's been on my mind. DA's resource category has some great material, but I also feel like there is a lot of misleading information taught by amateurs who really probably shouldn't be teaching things like shading or anatomy, because they have a less-than-stellar grasp on it themselves. I'm not trying to knock anyone here, but it's a bit tr
ben 10: my top 10 favorite aliens.1: way big.ben 10: my top 10 favorite aliens.8 months ago in Personal More Like This
5: four arms.
8: heat blast.
9: ben wolf.
10: ghost freak.
Lets get Political for a momentHi Watchers, and more specifically, interested watchers. I'd like to take a moment to start (hopefully) a civil discussion about America's politics, our president and the upcoming election.Lets get Political for a moment2 years ago in Personal More Like This
Deviantart is a big place with an eclectic bunch of people. I'm curious as to what some of my foreign friends have to say about the subject.
My stance As a 24 year old American, this will be my second election that I'll be taking part in. In 2008 I voted for Barrack Obama, based on what the republican party has presented for this election, I'll be doing it again this election. When I look at the candidates its a no brainer for me. A lot of people really don't like Obama, for what ever their reasons are. I think people don't have an objective perspective on things when it comes to the president. He's one man, a lot of what happens in the country doesn't happen as a result of him specifically. Often times its congress's actions that dictate the change and outcome of things here at home. As I ex
An elephant goes to ChinaThis journal was made in conjunction with this photo gallery. Meanwhile, the thumbs you see in this journal are just there to break up the walls of text, but they're just conveniently renamed Scraps. Enjoy.An elephant goes to China2 years ago in Personal More Like This
Ni hao, everyone. Allow me to introduce you all to my MOC and travelling partner, the Elephant!
Hey guys. This keyboard is far too wide for my little legs.
The Elephant and I have spent the past two weeks on holiday in China. I thought I'd share what happened!
I hate to start with something uninteresting, but the travel to Beijing was relatively uneventful. A brief stop in Zurich followed by The Avengers on a screen too small to do it justice… yeah, nothing of note.
Oh goodness, the journey was horrible. For a start, I didn't even know I was going until the night before; my shelfbud
Simple point commissionsI have been wanting to do this for awhile. Im just going to start with simple point commissions though.Simple point commissions3 years ago in Personal More Like This
I am now taking simple bouncing (or color changing) gif commissions for 3 each. Please note before you send any points so we can discuss!
Will be similar to this [ http://mortoboe.tumblr.com/post/21733790382/i-downloaded-a-easy-gif-maker-and-well-i-wanted ] or [ http://mortoboe.tumblr.com/post/21739016039/i-really-like-making-these ] unless specified.
Back from Florida!Very, very, very fun experience that I am glad I had the opportunity to go on. I had many fun opportunities and experiences while I was in Orlando and both Disney and Universal parks. From seeing the Blue Man group to visiting Hogwarts, taking over 4000 photos in 5 days to buying many souvenirs. There were soooooooooooo many things that I can't even start to list that I did and saw so I'll keep it brief. I am going to list all the firsts I had while I was there!Back from Florida!3 years ago in Personal More Like This
1. This was the first time I have set foot in Florida or had a plane ride in 4 years.
2. The first time I have ever gotten the pleasure to eat my favorite new food: Udon!
3. First time I got to visit the Hogwarts attraction in Universal.
4. First time I have ever been to every park in Disney (excluding Animal Kingdom, I was there four years ago.)
5. First time I haven't been on DeviantART for any time within 28 hours.
6.First time I ever rode or visited any attractions with friends.
7. First legit job. XD (Our band w
BEN 10 ULTIMATE ALIEN!I'm a little late with this news. It's likely been up for a while.BEN 10 ULTIMATE ALIEN!5 years ago in Personal More Like This
Has the title of the new series been changed?
Disscussion threads seem to indicate it has since the unveiling of the new Ben 10 toy line at the Toy Fair.
Here is the thread from Dwayne's forum. Go through it to see all the photos.
Ultimate Spidermonkey? Ultimate Spidergorilla is more like it. Also I spy a Ultimate Big Chill and a Nanomech!
Also the marathon scheduled for Feb 27th on CN promises some kind of sneak peeks. DVD RECORDING TIME!