I don't have many watchers but I know you are all Earth-27 Fans (or you should be), I mean I only use Deviantart for E27 so any watchers on my profile should be fans of that too or you're going to be disappointed!!!! End tangent there.
Anywhos, I recently became a comment detective after Roysovitch posted a status update isssuing what he calls a 'decree' against shit talking his well known Time Travel ban. Personally, I'm all for it. I don't like the time travel and I feel that it makes Earth-27 really cool and unique and I hope he applies it to the X-Men too if he ever tackles them. Ending second tangent now.
So deputizing myself as a comment cop, I did some digging and found a couple people who may have been the ones who got banned. I have been in touch with a number of them and most of them seem to just very deserving of the ban. But there was one who posted a journal entry that I feel was well-written and shows a lot of good understanding on Earth-27 but I also feel was not particularly fair in its criticisms and portrayal of Roy. Anyway, I wanted some more feedback and decided to post it for you to decide.
Earth 27 - The Pros and the ConsSo over the past two years there's been this fan project on Deviantart called Earth 27; it consists of background work done by Roysovitch and art by Phil Cho. It's an attempt to reimagine the DC Universe into something new and original, and it's an impressive work that requires a lot of dedication. It has a lot of heart and there is a lot to love about it. At the same time though it's not perfect. There's both good and bad elements
Pros:
#1: Fresh takes on characters: Certain takes on characters are downright ingenious in my opinion; he expands on Bruce Wayne's backstory and Diana's past in ways that are rather clever (Bruce is implied to have committed his fair share of crimes for the League before finally realizing what he was becoming; Diana is revealed to have lived among men and fathered a daughter...unfortunately the man happened to be Steppenwolf, in disguise as a mortal. As such when Diana went missing Steppy took the opportunity to pour poison in their kid's ear and make her a

Do you think this person's ban is warranted or do you feel Roy should give him a second chance? I've been in touch with Roy on the matter and I have reached out to the author and I'm hoping for a good resolution. 
Sorry if none of you care about this, it could just be my occupational hazards bleeding through but I was all for Roy's ban and then this guy touched a heartstring with me for some reason.

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In a way yes. Take Rachel Summers. Her story is a deeply tragic one; she lost her parents at a young age, she's raised as a killing machine that was brainwashed into tracking and killing fellow mutants before being freed. She tries to undo her horrific future but finds that her timeline's just an alternate future now. She get sent back, and has to deal with the shock of seeing the world not a blasted shithole and finding her parents and friends alive, and is still haunted with guilt by what she was made to do. However she decides to fight and make sure the nightmare she came from never happens. In doing so she meets an evil sorceress who has lived for years (creating a dynamic of heroine from the future vs villain from the past).

Honestly I just find that so tragic and beautiful that it can't really be improved on. The ramifications of her being a time traveler are dealt with (culture shock, not always remembering she's in a different time) are dealt with and it motivates her character in a believable way (fighting to create a nightmare from happening.)

Also the X men franchise has a somewhat more believable example of time travel. If you change the past the original timeline just becomes an alternate future.


I think I mentioned something like this to him a while back and he suggested Rachel being grown in a lab with fake memories. Compared to Rachel's original backstory that just sounded......lifeless. Maybe a good writer could make it work (and Roy isn't bad) but it still felt rather hollow in comparison to the tragic beauty of her original story

I also mentioned that while his Booster isn't bad it lacks some of what made the original work (part of it was that he was bored living in a prosperous and happy future and his attempts at heroism in the past where out of selfishness. This leads to him learning to actually BE a real hero and care for others).

I haven't read zoom's file or the legion of superheroes one
DarthYan's avatar
I do need to give a heads up. Roy HAS banned me before and he reversed it (It was more that I made an unintentionally poor choice of words that hit a nerve in a certain way; I made it clear that I hadn't been trying to hurt him). I could have been more diplomatic and maybe my journal entry was a little harsh. I still feel that "double edged sword" isn't necessarily a harsh criticism. Sometimes it works really well (Mia Kent, Powergirl.)
Earth27FanGirl's avatar
I don't think the double edge part was the harsh part. Maybe one sentence here and there is a bit much, especially in the doesn't take criticism well part (if I am recalling correctly - Sorry. I am sleepy)
DarthYan's avatar
Maybe. Part of it is that Roy himself admitted he considered it "all personal" and when I gave my reasoning for why Hal being the mentor wouldn't be bad he got a little bit overvehamant. 

And it was frustrating that even when I outlined my reasons in time travel in a calm manner he said "I didn't read it." He had his reasons but it came across as rather....unfair.
Earth27FanGirl's avatar
In Roy's defense, he has made it clear that he is tired of the Lantern thing and I think you can't say "overvehament" based on words alone. Difficult to infer tone.

Not sure what you mean by him saying he didn't read it. Didn't read what? Something about time travel?
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I sent him a note about the X men. He said he didn't read my arguments why I felt time travel removal IN THE X MEN ONLY was a bad thing. I had taken the time to argue my point calmly so it felt kinda unfair.

That's another thing. I've kinda come to accept that in Earth 27 time travel is not present. I only got a little upset with the X men not having it; THAT'S what I meant by "double edged sword." Some of the X men's best stories (the saga of Hope and Cable, Day's of Future Past) and characters (Hope Summers) are the result of time travel and removing them is FAR FAR trickier.
Earth27FanGirl's avatar
Trickier than Booster Gold, Zoom, and the Legion of SuperHeroes?
DarthYan's avatar
Also the days of future past story is arguably one of THE most iconic x men stories ever (second to the dark phoenix saga).
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