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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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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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