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Tear Uh No Vas by babbletrish Tear Uh No Vas by babbletrish
Ink, watercolor, and Photoshop words.

So... I watched a certain science fiction series that promised that (A) it was going to avoid making paleo-geeks like myself cry and (B) wasn't just going to be "'Lost' Meets 'Avatar' - But They're in the Cretaceous!"

A few minutes after watching the show, I drew this.

You can tell exactly at what moment they totally lost me, can't you? (Should note that with regards to the text, I am somewhat indebted to this piece and this piece.)

Important Addendums: First off, oh my God, I'm Internet-Famous! If you want to share this, it's cool, just give me credit please, okay? Wouldn't you want people to know you were responsible if it was your potential breakout hit?

Second off, before anyone comments on how it isn't really the Cretaceous Period and how it's more about the human characters and how I should, to borrow a phrase, really just relax: The sad fact is that more people are going to watch Braga's bulletproof gorilla suit Oviraptor-things tear up tanks with their tail-blades and assume that what they're seeing is the Bakker's-honest truth than will ever pick up a book, visit a museum, or listen to a teacher or a scientist. Think about how many people are still hung up on feathered maniraptors because of "Jurassic Park". And you should read my full review of the pilot, since I go on at length about how the humans all suck.

Third off, looks like "Terra Nova" has faded far enough into obscurity that some peeps are sharing this -with credit, thank you- as a criticism of ridiculously overpowered Original Character Do Not Steals in general.  I... I am okay with this. :)
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Bat-Snake Featured By Owner Dec 4, 2014  Hobbyist General Artist
Killallhumansodactyl is as big as a battleship! 
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CJCroen Featured By Owner May 3, 2014  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
@ the "Killallhumansodactyl", I kept mentally adding "but it's NOT a dragon!" and "but it's COMPLETELY DIFFERENT from a dragon" at the end of every sentence in its description XD
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babbletrish Featured By Owner May 4, 2014  Professional Traditional Artist
That's the joke...
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CJCroen Featured By Owner May 4, 2014  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
I know ^^; That's why I kept hearing it. :D
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AnimeFreak117 Featured By Owner Dec 17, 2013
wel these would b betr if dey wernt so "can destroy a tank" thing. i kno u didnt make dem but i rly agree wut u say bout the kill invincible blah thing
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Nettleheart Featured By Owner Jan 21, 2014  Hobbyist General Artist
...
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AnimeFreak117 Featured By Owner Jan 23, 2014
wat
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Nettleheart Featured By Owner Nov 16, 2013  Hobbyist General Artist
What do you have against tanks?!
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babbletrish Featured By Owner Nov 16, 2013  Professional Traditional Artist
(Sidelong "not sure if serious" glance...)
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Nettleheart Featured By Owner Nov 17, 2013  Hobbyist General Artist
(Yeah I'm joking.)
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Ehibika Featured By Owner Apr 8, 2013  Student Digital Artist
I know nothing about this series but already it's bugging me. I enjoy powerful and capable fictional animals but I hate it when some form of storytelling medium paints a creature as far more powerful than they should believably be within the given setting and still expect viewers to take it seriously.

"This creature's hide is so tough that even the strongest of bullets just bounce off without even as much as leaving a mark, it takes a city leveling nuke just to give it a rash! it's super intelligent and can outsmart any human! never mind the cast lacking in basic intelligence anyways. it's body seeps with a neurotoxin that will kill anything on contact within seconds! and it's claws can sever a line of bulky humans in body armor in half with one casual swipe!"

I just hate that in any form of fiction, it's not only hard to believe but quite boring, as it proves that the protagonist has no hope whatsoever and you know that the plot is going to just bail them out somehow.
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furbearingbrick Featured By Owner Aug 18, 2013  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Me three. I also seem to be the only person who hates it when monsters in creepypastas are so RIDICULOUSLY overpowered that they stop being scary and become downright laughable.
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Ehibika Featured By Owner Oct 1, 2013  Student Digital Artist
I don't read Creapypastas too often so exactly what do you mean by overpowered? like the very concept of escaping it gone beyond a shadow of a doubt? I ask out of curiosity because in horror, isn't the protagonist innately weak or inferior to the monster? How can a monsters abilities get to the point of destroying the element of suspense in a Creepypasta?
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Orionide5 Featured By Owner Mar 5, 2013
Chainsawraptor: make ALL the toe claws hyperextensible! The descriptions of these are almost as far-fetched as those of some Pokemon.
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babbletrish Featured By Owner Mar 5, 2013  Professional Traditional Artist
If you look close, I did exactly that.
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Orionide5 Featured By Owner Mar 7, 2013
Which is why I mentioned it.
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Bluedramon Featured By Owner May 2, 2012  Hobbyist Digital Artist
LOL I remember seeing this on your account on Flickr. The Chainsawraptor made me laugh the hardest.

I do kinda like Terra Nova, but it wasn't as impressive as I thought it was going to be. The dinosaurs didn't look all that great. Most of the dinos used are made up. And the ones that are made up are pretty silly.
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Pristichampsus Featured By Owner Feb 18, 2012  Professional General Artist
I can tell you're being trolled by fantards about this, what with the hidden commens, sorry to see that. But I do agree, despite the fact I like fake dinos.
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babbletrish Featured By Owner Feb 21, 2012  Professional Traditional Artist
"Terra Nova" has fans?
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Bluedramon Featured By Owner May 2, 2012  Hobbyist Digital Artist
If it exists, it has fans.
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babbletrish Featured By Owner May 3, 2012  Professional Traditional Artist
Actually, that is true. *Everything* has at least one "cheerleader". I remember in the early days of the Internet being stunned when I learned how huge a cult hit "Newsies" was.

(DISCLAIMER: "Newsies" fans, do not take that the wrong way, please, as I have since grown to like "Newsies" too.)
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Bluedramon Featured By Owner May 3, 2012  Hobbyist Digital Artist
I haven't watched more than...I think 6 episodes of the show. I may watch the rest, but I'm in no hurry.

I liked a few things on the show, like the village and some visuals, also the concept. But the show fell flat in my opinion. It was nowhere near as good as it could have been. And the main family? They're so generic and predictable.

The show was cancelled, but only because it was "too expensive to make" or something like that. I wouldn't doubt low ratings was another cause.
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Pristichampsus Featured By Owner Feb 21, 2012  Professional General Artist
At least the dinos in it are okay from a purely design perspective, if not a zoological one.
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Whachamacallit1 Featured By Owner Jan 8, 2012
The Killallhumansodactyl should be able to shoot out radioactive antimatter acid that turns you into a combustible nematode. Now THAT would be scarwee
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Nettleheart Featured By Owner Jan 21, 2014  Hobbyist General Artist
Combustible nematode?
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AmnioticOef Featured By Owner Nov 21, 2011
"Because something about its crest and bombardier beetles"

Classic! :D
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OmegaZilla Featured By Owner Nov 1, 2011  Hobbyist General Artist
Just saying 'Murderfaceratops' is awesome.
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MatthewOnArt Featured By Owner Oct 29, 2011  Hobbyist General Artist
DESTROY ALL THE TANKS :iconallthethingsplz:
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babbletrish Featured By Owner Oct 29, 2011  Professional Traditional Artist
Yes!

(Attacks tank with her... tail... It ends as well as one could guess.)
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WorldSerpent Featured By Owner Oct 9, 2011  Hobbyist General Artist
You know what's funny? This week's episode basically had a flock of Killallhumansodactyls in it.
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babbletrish Featured By Owner Oct 9, 2011  Professional Traditional Artist
OMG, I am psychic!
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Spritle22 Featured By Owner Sep 30, 2011  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
XD Niiiice
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babbletrish Featured By Owner Oct 1, 2011  Professional Traditional Artist
Thanks!
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Spritle22 Featured By Owner Oct 1, 2011  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Np~
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SlateGray Featured By Owner Sep 30, 2011  Hobbyist General Artist
All I got out of Tera Nova was "waah, you can't come back into my life suddenly and tell me what to do!!" And lost whatever meager interest I might have had.

Awesome parody! :D
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babbletrish Featured By Owner Sep 30, 2011  Professional Traditional Artist
I know, right? They go from the Unoriginal Crapsack World Future to Not Really The Cretaceous You Guys Chill Out and IMMEDIATELY start angsting at each other. Like you do when you are a human who has just escaped a post-apocalyptic wasteland and is suddenly in the Cretaceous Period and you are experiencing clean air and clean water and the clear sky and the sun and the moon and plants and animals and like such as. (Rolls eyes out of her head.)
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Himmapaan Featured By Owner Sep 30, 2011  Professional Traditional Artist
I haven't seen it, but I had suspected the humans probably do suck from just seeing the trailers. Now I may legitimately remove all doubt. >_<
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babbletrish Featured By Owner Sep 30, 2011  Professional Traditional Artist
Imagine the boring sitcom family from the most irritating Post-TGIF show dumped in prehistoric times and you have the idea. Imagine finally getting to experience a book-accurate version of little Lexi Murphy from Jurassic Park and you have the reality.
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Himmapaan Featured By Owner Sep 30, 2011  Professional Traditional Artist
I can't decide which is worse: that, or some (one? I don't know) of the too-macho-and-badass-for-words males...
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babbletrish Featured By Owner Oct 1, 2011  Professional Traditional Artist
Oh yeah. "I survived out here alone for half a year my balls are HUGE!!!"
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mishkuu Featured By Owner Sep 30, 2011  Hobbyist Photographer
this is amazing in every possible way
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babbletrish Featured By Owner Sep 30, 2011  Professional Traditional Artist
Aw, thanks!
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