Ben 10 #RestoreTheOmniverse hashtag tweet day tomorrow

  • Here's my contribution to the #RestoreTheOmniverse hashtag that's trending today.

  • So how did everything go for today? Seems like that hashtag is getting used pretty often.

  • @Tactical-Ochoa I dont know. My Twitter statistics only show trending things in Norway, not the US.

  • I think that it is a bit too soon and a bit too much though. I can't imagine what the writers, artists and everyone else who worked on the reboot will be feeling, seeing #RestoreTheOmniverse pop up all over Twitter one day after the end of the reboot. These are actual people working on the show who have actual feelings. Regardless of whether you liked the reboot or not, there are people who put their heart and soul into making the show to the best of their ability so far as the Network permits, and the first thing that people do is start booing it and calling for the original continuity again. I mean jeez, DJW is being harassed on Twitter by fans despite not even working on Ben 10 anymore! I can't imagine how deprecating it is to be in that position.

    I'm not calling you out Mortie, but I'm calling out the fans who think that it is ok to actively harass the creators over an animated series. Yes, constructive criticism and rational discussion with evidence is acceptable and if that leads to a better show being made eventually, that's fine. The #RestoreTheOmiverse movement isn't the problem, the problem is certain parts of the fandom taking it upon themselves to be d***heads to the creators just because they're triggered that their favourite childhood show isn't to their liking anymore, and that too literally right after the reboot has ended.

    I as much as anyone would love to see a brilliant Ben 10 series made eventually on HBO or whatever, but the fanbase shouldn't behave so immaturely to have one made (no wonder Ben 10 fans get such a bad name).

  • @Tactical-Ochoa I saw a lot of people tweeting about it. It seemed like most of the tweets were coming from Brazil.

  • @coreofthesun I think it's fine to use the hashtag as long as people are being respectful using it. Unfortunately, some people are spamming it which is not ok in my opinion.

  • @cooljay7 I have no problems with people using the hashtag respectfully while tweeting as you said (even though I think that we should've waited for a while after the end of the reboot to start using it) - it's just that certain people are using it to be horrible to the people who work on Ben 10 and spamming it.

  • @coreofthesun I have yet to see people misuse the hashtag but if that is happening, I'm not surprised. It's never an ok thing to harass people and it should stop.

    Other than that, something to take note of here is that stuff like this is a common occurrence in entertainment. When people don't like something, they express their criticism and disdain towards it and make demands like this regardless of how it makes the creators feel. If the creators feel like they're hurt over stuff like this, too bad. That's the reality of the entertainment industry. If you make a movie, show, video game, etc. that doesn't deliver, responses like this is what you get. Stuff like #RestoreTheOmniverse is a normal occurrence.

    Make a good product, everyone's happy. Make a bad product, stuff like this happens. There's no beating around the bush with this. The harassment and bad behavior needs to stop because that's going to get us nowhere here. Everything, or almost everything, else that's going on with #RestoreTheOmniverse is pretty much normal.

  • @Tactical-Ochoa I'm not saying that criticism of something isn't justified, because feedback from the target demographic of a TV series, film, comic etc is always important because that's part of how the people at the helm improve the show. There's nothing wrong with criticising the reboot for its flaws in a constructive manner and suggesting possible improvements, but as you said toxicity does nothing except for act negatively on the mental health of the writers, artists and the rest of the crew.

    I understand that this is a normal reaction and definitely not the biggest fan movement in recent times which has resulted in people going too far. It's just that I believe that the fans should be more respectful and understand the creators more.

  • @coreofthesun Agree.

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