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  • I live in A fragment of a bigger universe.
  • My occupation is The one and only original harbinger of doom.
  • I am What do you think with a name like "Sif"?

Welcome to my domain! Remember, if you do anything wrong, i can break these cuffs! 

Swagalicious









Let my humble Albino Necrofriggian servants walk you through my rules! 

Necrofriggian #1: Rule number 1 is... (looking around) don't talk about Sif's Domain! 

Necrofriggian #3: That isn't a legitimate rule! 

Necrofriggian #2: Meh, who cares? Let's just get it over with! 

Necrofriggian #3: As the only responsible one here, i advise we add in legitimate rules! 

Necrofriggian #1: Fine. Hello random user!  There are barely any rules, do what you feel like! But if it's spam or to insult me, we WILL freeze you to death. 

Necrofriggian #3: Good enough.

Necrofriggian #2: Mehhhhhhhhh, you both don't know how to make a proper introduction. Needs more skulls, fires, and the color purple! 

Necrofriggian #1 & 3: NOBODY CARES WHAT YOU THINK, YOU GOTH FLAVORED MOTHER-- 

Me: (Closing the curtains) Yeahhhhhhh... well what are you waiting for? Send a message!

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  • INTERNALSCREAMING
    Happenings

    It's the fiftieth issue of The CaT Gazette, and to celebrate, I've made a custom thumbnail for this issue that accurately portrays the feeling of writing this thing up every week.

    As you may or may not have noticed, I cancelled a lot of my stuff this past week. Nobody was really interested in the cancelled material and I have a job and college to deal with irl, so writing something no one would ever read just isn't practical anymore. The cancelled projects include:

    • 13
    • Everything in the Tech 10 Renovation Project
    • Odyssey
    • Tech 10: Double Crossed
    • BTFF RPG: The Next Evolution
    • Tech 10 Shorts
    • Tech 10: Star Spirit Season 3/Final Saga

    Now, to finish Star Spirit, I'm creating a movie called Tech 10: Star Legacy that serves to cover the material I had planned for S3/Final Saga. Tech 10 may not have an audience, but I made a promise to myself that the story wouldn't go unfinished like almost every other franchise on this wiki. In addition, the rest of the material I had planned for the Renovation Project will be covered in Recaps on the OS Tech 10 series pages.

    Work on Ben 10: Milky Way Race continues. I updated the page with a custom title and a couple new episode descriptions (one of which you may want a Caeser Cipher for) and created a page for the MWR version of Spitter. Check those out!

    Wiki News

    We're currently voting on the future of Support Group. Please make sure to give your vote on this matter.

    We've updated the Main Page and Navbar's layouts to make them more accessible. Make sure to familiarize yourself with the new designs!

    Part of that update is a new, streamlined Community Portal, which I will go over here real quick just to get you up to speed on it.

    Category:OmnitrixesCategory:AliensCategory:SeriesCategory:HeroesCategory:VillainsSpecial:RandomNuImageMapS
    About this image

    From left to right:

    • AF Omnitrix: Links to the Omnitrixes category.
    • Heatblast: Links to the Aliens category.
    • Ben 10 Logo: Links to the Series category.
    • Ben: Links to the Heroes category.
    • Vilgax: Links to the Villains category.

    The OV Omnitrix's dial will take you to a random page when clicked. The eight other categories linked on the original Community Portal have been separated between the Events and Support tabs for the sake of making things less cluttered.

    I've started making badge art for pages that are fairly iconic but have art too outdated to be used on badges. This should open up a lot of freedom for pages that can be featured on badges, so be sure to bring up anything that comes to mind, and make sure to check out the list of badges that still need replacing.

    Editorial

    Only three more CaT Gazettes after this one until the end of the school year in my area. Since I work at a school, I go on break at the same time the kids do, so I should be more available during the summer.

    On an unrelated note the latest Samurai Jack episode was great but the oversensitive people screeching about it on Tumblr is even better.

    Writing Lesson

    Lesson 6: Writer's Block

    AAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAA

    The end.

    Okay so that's obviously not the actual lesson, but it certainly feels that way sometimes, right? Everyone struggles with writer's block at some point or another, and it can get extremely frustrating. So, what exactly is writer's block and how can you deal with it? That's what I'll be going over with you today!

    To begin with, writer's block is a psychological phenomena generally associated with, well, writing, where someone finds themselves unable to generate creative output either as well as they used to or even at all. Writer's block has been documented throughout history, so it's not exactly a recent problem.

    Writer's block can be caused by a variety of things, such as loss of motivation, lack of inspiration, distraction thanks to other things, insecurity in your writing, etc. etc.; something to note is that the majority of these issues can be traced back to stress in one way or another. Extreme stress from any source can lead to feeling burned out and unmotivated, especially in your creative pursuits.

    Even aside from all that, stress can actually cause a direct switch in how your brain processes things, switching focus from your cerebral cortex (your creative thinky bits) to the limbic system (your survival thinky bits) and thus making you feel creatively "blocked" since you quite literally aren't processing creativity as well. I'd recommend reading this thesis paper on the subject if you're interested; it's a fairly engaging and eye-opening read that goes into detail about this subject.

    So, how does one overcome writer's block? There's no 100% guaranteed miracle method that's going to work for everybody, but the major thing to work on is learning how to destress and approach your writing in a healthier manner. The paper I linked goes into detail about this, so again, I recommend reading it, but for a quick summary, things like breathing exercises, meditation, listening to relaxing music, actual exercise (which the majority of you need more of anyways), and taking a step back to think about what you're writing instead of desperately trying to crap out words onto a screen are all great steps to overcoming writer's block.

    The main thing to keep in mind is not to give up or procrastinate, as tempting as those options might seem; you won't be getting anywhere, and you'll ultimately just make yourself feel worse about the whole thing.

    So, to sum this all up:

    • Writer's block is usually caused by stress.
    • Destressing techniques can help you overcome it.
    • Procrastination isn't going to help so STOP WATCHING THAT YOUTUBE VIDEO ABOUT A CAT THROWING UP FOR THE FIFTIETH TIME AND GET SOME EXERCISE OR SOMETHING DAMMIT

    Researching this topic was actually fairly helpful for me, and I hope this lesson will come in handy for you too.

    WILDMUTT IN THE REBOOT CONFIRMED?! (REAL) (NOT CLICKBAIT)
    CursedImage

    Art Corner

    SpitterMWR

    Spitter Redesign
    By ChromastoneandTabby


    A new design for the terrible black sheep of all Ben 10,000 aliens.

    Ben 10 News

    Nothing to report this time around.

    Closing
    Well, that's it for this Sunday, folks. I hope you enjoyed the this issue of The CaT Gazette, and I just want to thank all of you for sticking with me for fifty entire issues. So again, thank you, and I hope to see all of you around for the next fifty Gazettes!
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  • CaTGazette
    Happenings

    After a week's hiatus due to me getting sick as balls, The CaT Gazette is back, baby! Not much else is, because of the aforementioned being sick as balls, but work on my projects will start to pick up again in the near future.

    Wiki News

    We're currently voting on the future of Support Group. Please make sure to give your vote on this matter.

    The third Chain of Gifts has officially begun!

    I've started making badge art for pages that are fairly iconic but have art too outdated to be used on badges. This should open up a lot of freedom for pages that can be featured on badges, so be sure to bring up anything that comes to mind, and make sure to check out the list of badges that still need replacing.

    Editorial (and apparently also a haiku)

    Which one will end first

    The school year or my life

    That is the question

    Writing Lesson

    Lesson 5: Self-Insert OCs

    This is admittedly more of a problem for stories created when "[Name] 10" series were all the rage, but they still pop up on the wiki from time to time, and there's really quite a bit of misinformation about the subject despite how straightforward it seems.

    Generally speaking, a self-insert OC is usually little more than a vehicle for the author's own fantasies and daydreams. While there's nothing wrong with fantasy escapism, relying solely on the idea of escapism to engage your audience, especially when there are a million characters just like yours out there...doesn't work very well, to say the least.

    Now, contrary to popular belief, the idea of a self-insert OC isn't exclusively bad and can actually be pulled off well...assuming the author knows how. Considering that the majority of people jump right from using bad self-inserts to hating the idea altogether, these examples are fairly rare, if not necessarily hard to pull off.

    When using yourself as a basis for your character, your goal should be to make your character realistic instead of idealized. Idealized self-inserts are boring Mary Sue-ass shits that you might as well toss in your local dumpster fire. Realistic self-inserts will be more interesting because they represent an actual person, and actual people are generally more relatable than idealized cardboard cutouts.

    To create a realistic self-insert, you should give your character your flaws as well as your strengths. This can be difficult if you're not one for introspection, but all you really have to do in that scenario is ask around. I'm sure everyone around you will be able to point out plenty of crappy things about your personality.

    Of course, there are ways to make self-inserts that are good while still not being realistic persay. A lot of these methods should be examined on a case-by-case basis, but my personal favorite type of unrealistic self-insert is the Self-Parody.

    Self-Parodies are characters that take their creator's faults and eccentricities and dial them up to eleven. For examples on this wiki, there's Sol Masquerade, whose entire character motivation is getting some tail, and CaT (Character), who's basically a slightly moronic sociopath who screws with people to entertain himself. These characters get away with not being realistic by being played for comedy, a genre which can blatantly disregard realism for the sake of a joke.

    To reiterate, having a self-insert isn't always a bad thing; hell, it can even be downright good as long as you do it correctly.

    Unfortunately, most of you cannot do it correctly, and should probably just stick to writing characters unrelated to yourselves.

    What's Tomorrow Gonna Be?
    It's gonna be MAY

    It's gonna be MAY


    Art Corner


    I have made so much art over this past week for the Not Applicable recap movie that trying to tab it all just wouldn't be practical. As such, here's a gallery for it.

    DivaraRe1

    Divara Redesign
    By ChromastoneandTabby


    This is like design number four for this character because I just cannot get her appearance down correctly for the life of me.

    NovaS3Re

    Nova S3 Redesign
    By ChromastoneandTabby


    The old Season 3 design for Nova had weird proportions, so I went and redid it.

    PyrosRe

    Pyros Redesign
    By ChromastoneandTabby


    New art for the character Pyros since the old art was shite.

    Ben 10 News

    Nothing to report this time around.

    Closing
    Well, that's it for this Sunday, folks. I hope you enjoyed the forty-ninth issue of The CaT Gazette, and I'll see you next week! Feedback and support are appreciated!
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  • GazetteYear1
    ALSO EASTER

    Happenings

    As you can probably tell from the poster, it's been an entire year since The CaT Gazette started! Also it is Easter so ayy that's pretty cool. Technically tomorrow would be the Gazette's one-year anniversary, but the Gazette doesn't come out on Mondays, so this is close enough. Fight me.

    Milky Way Race is making some good headway into production, with Star Spirit coming in second in how much it's being worked on at the moment. People seem more excited for Milky Way Race, so I admittedly have more motivation to work on that right now over Star Spirit. It also doesn't help that Season 3 of Star Spirit is turning out to be really goddamn depressing and kinda tiring to write like holy shit RIP half the cast.

    Anyways, I even have a series discussion/Q&A thread up for MWR now, so make sure to check that out.

    Wiki News

    Aaron was promoted to Content Moderator this past week so he can help out with the Archives and stuff. Make sure to congratulate him and bug him about all of your editing needs!

    The next Support Group meeting is this Saturday, April 22nd, at 9PM EST over on the BTFF EX chat.

    Chain of Gifts 3: Easter Giving Spree is entering the signups phase! Make sure to sign up if you get the time to participate!

    We now have a second Discord chatroom that follows the rules of the wiki more strictly. Make sure to check it out!

    I've started making badge art for pages that are fairly iconic but have art too outdated to be used on badges. This should open up a lot of freedom for pages that can be featured on badges, so be sure to bring up anything that comes to mind, and make sure to check out the list of badges that still need replacing.

    Editorial

    Six more weeks until the end of the school year. I really need to figure out a healthier attitude towards work. It takes up like four hours of my day but I feel like it takes up all of it. Afternoons and weekends just feel like minute-long breaks between each shitty workday. It's not even a bad job, really; I'm just not good at handling it.

    Writing Lesson


    Lesson 4: Inspiration

    Inspiration is a big part of the creative process, but it's also a very vague part. Where exactly might one obtain the elusive "Inspiration"? The answer to that is...everywhere!

    You gotta think outside of the box when you're going about your day to day life. Look around you. That flowerpot on your neighbor's porch? That could make for a pretty dank alien. That USB stick attached to your computer? That could be a sweet Omnitrix. That weird pothole in the road that everyone complains about? That could become an entire episode! The possibilities are endless with enough applied creativity!

    The key is looking at everything you see from a new angle. When you look at the flowerpot, try not to look at it as a singular whole, but rather, a series of ideas combined to create something useful. What about it allows it to serve its purpose? What are the individual aspects of it that you could apply to your own creations? What is the true nature of being a flowerpot? Even if you don't find anything particularly interesting in the flowerpot (since, you know, it's a flowerpot), it still serves as a fantastic exercise in the type of creative thinking necessary to become a good author.

    No quiz this week, since this isn't really the type of lesson for that; however, I am giving out an assignment to anyone interested. Take a look at one of the objects to your immediate left and use it for the basis of a new alien. The alien doesn't have to be particularly detailed; simply described enough for someone to get the general idea of what it's like. Reply to this thread with the resulting alien, and I'll give you some feedback on it. This is an exercise in creativity, so try to make it as interesting as possible without moving away from the "source material", as it were. Have fun!

    Rev Up Those Memers!

    Cogrbqxpvory

    Art Corner

    SMZ Re

    Silver Mt. Zion Redraw
    By ChromastoneandTabby


    Gave Silver Mt. Zion an updated design with much better proportions.

    MWR Ben

    Ben Tennyson (Milky Way Race)
    By ChromastoneandTabby


    The redesign for Ben Tennyson as he'll appear in Ben 10: Milky Way Race. Yes, he is wearing the Ben 10,000 Omnitrix, and there is a very good in-story reason for that you'll have to read about to find out. When the first episode comes out, that is.

    Ben 10 News

    The Ben 10 reboot has finally started airing in the US. How well it'll do remains to be seen, but at least it's better than Teen Titans Go!.

    Closing

    Well, that's it for this Sunday, folks. I hope you enjoyed the first year of The CaT Gazette, and I hope to provide you all with more entertainment over the next year! Feedback and support are appreciated!
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  • CaTGazette
    Happenings

    I spent literally my entire goddamn week trying to fix my computer, and ended up having to buy an entire new hard drive for it to work. Fml.

    In regards to my content, I made a new logo for Ben 10: Milky Way Race and released another episode of CaT Reviews!, so make sure to check both of those out.

    Wiki News

    The next Support Group meeting is next Saturday, April 22nd, at 9PM EST over on the BTFF EX chat.

    We now have a second Discord chatroom that follows the rules of the wiki more strictly. Make sure to check it out!

    We've had some important policy updates intended to make the wiki less contentious. Please review them here.

    I've started making badge art for pages that are fairly iconic but have art too outdated to be used on badges. This should open up a lot of freedom for pages that can be featured on badges, so be sure to bring up anything that comes to mind, and make sure to check out the list of badges that still need replacing.

    Editorial

    Weekends aren't even close to being long enough, especially when you keep forgetting about the GODDAMN WEEKLY NEWSLETTER YOU HAVE TO GET OUT BEFORE MIDNIGHT

    Writing Lesson

    Lesson No: Screw It

    Do the good grammars and don't do the bad grammars boom lesson done for the week

    I'm so goddamn tired screw this shit

    This is a meme from the future, you won't get it unless you READ TECH 10
    Yas

    Art Corner

    BIOME Suit Re ConceptS

    BIOME Suit Re Concept
    By ChromastoneandTabby


    This is concept art for the Renovated version of the BIOME Suit (the BIOME being an acronym for [spoilers]). The BIOME Suit is the counterpart to the Underworld Suit used by OS Dethrouge, the redesign of which should be along in a day or two. The two suits were created by an unknown alien race and placed on Earth for use by humans, but were ultimately deemed too dangerous and sealed away by the humans themselves.

    ...Until they weren't.

    Make sure to keep an eye on the Renovation Project as it develops!

    Ben 10 News

    Nothing to report this time around.

    Closing
    Well, that's it for this Sunday, folks. I hope you enjoyed the forty seventh issue of The CaT Gazette, and I'll see you next week! Feedback and support are appreciated!
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  • CaTGazette
    Happenings

    We're back from vacation. I didn't get too much done while we were gone, but I did work on 13 and Ultimatrix Unleashed a bit. The next UU entry will probably be out fairly soon, but I can't promise anything. Fittingly enough, the next entry takes place on a plane, and I wrote the majority of it while we were on a plane. Fastest way to check your reference material lmao.

    Wiki News

    The next Support Group meeting is this Saturday, April 8th, at 9PM EST over on the BTFF EX chat.

    We've had some important policy updates intended to make the wiki less contentious. Please review them here.

    I've started making badge art for pages that are fairly iconic but have art too outdated to be used on badges. This should open up a lot of freedom for pages that can be featured on badges, so be sure to bring up anything that comes to mind, and make sure to check out the list of badges that still need replacing.

    Editorial

    Only 8 more weeks until the end of the school year and thus the end of my work year. I've never empathized with how much public school seems to drag on until now.

    Writing Lesson

    Lesson 3: Emoticons in Writing

    👆👀👆👀👆👀👆👀👆👀 waaay up tHere 👆 moRTY ✔ im gonna need 👆 🌱 u to put these seeds 🌱👆🌱waaaay 👆up inside🌱🌱 ur✔butthOle✔✔🍑mo-EURGH-rty 🌱👆👆👆wa𝖺𝖠AY up there 👆 morty 🌱 way up 👆 into your butthole (chorus: ᵇᵘᵗᵗʰᵒˡᵉ) mMMMMᎷМ🍑 O0ОଠOଠOooᵒᵒᵒᵒRR𝖱ᵣᵣTTY𝖸𝖸YY 👆🌱👆 🍑 👀👀 👀 👆 👆✔ waaay up there

    Read that sentence twice, scoop the gray matter melting out of your ears back into your skull, and then proceed to read it again. Now, you might be wondering why I would use this thing as an example for this week's lesson, since it's obviously just a joke. Of course, you're right, it is just a joke.

    Now imagine if it was done in complete sincerity and you'll get an inkling of why using emoticons in your writing is a shit idea.

    This is mostly a problem on older stories, granted, but I still see some newer users doing this today, and it's seriously obnoxious. I get it, using an emoticon is an easy way of telling the reader what the character is feeling, but there's a reason "show, don't tell" is a rule. Try describing how the character is acting or emoting and allow the audience to pick up on the emotions for themselves.

    That's about it for this week, so it's time for a pop quiz! Try to figure out in which sentences it is acceptable to use emoticons, and then open the Spoiler Text to see if you were right!

    1. Ben makes a '._.' face.
    2. Ben: O_o
    3. As he realized what had happened to the little girl and the dog, a look of sheer " (°Д°) " crept across Ed's face.

    WARNING: The following text contains some MAJOR SPOILERS about what is being discussed. Click to show the spoilers at your own risk. Thank you.

    | Answers:

    1. NO
    2. NO
    3. ABSOLUTELY NOT


    3-Week Discord Combo
    Tp5y9gn54koy

    Art Corner

    B2HEDGYC

    Bloody Hell (Censored)
    By ChromastoneandTabby


    According to Samurai Jack and UA, making blood black automatically makes it safe for kids, so here we are. You can find the uncensored (read: red) version on my DA.

    Ben 10 News

    Nothing to report this time around.

    Closing
    Well, that's it for this Sunday, folks. I hope you enjoyed the forty sixth issue of The CaT Gazette, and I'll see you next week! Feedback and support are appreciated!
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    Happenings

    I'm on vacation to the middle of nowhere in Georgia. I managed to fix our shoddy internet due to some dank ass hacking I'm hoping the resort doesn't find out about, but that doesn't change the fact that I'll probably be pretty busy over the next week or so (because why should vacations be relaxing amirite?! /s). I'll try to get some writing in while I'm here, but that might be a bit of an unrealistic goal.

    I updated Star Spirit's episode guide with a more cohesive appearance and new descriptions, so make sure to check that out.

    Wiki News

    The next Support Group meeting is next Saturday, April 8th, at 9PM EST over on the BTFF EX chat.

    I've started making badge art for pages that are fairly iconic but have art too outdated to be used on badges. This should open up a lot of freedom for pages that can be featured on badges, so be sure to bring up anything that comes to mind, and make sure to check out the list of badges that still need replacing.

    Editorial

    Whose stupid idea was it to have a resort in the middle of the goddamn woods on a mountain filled with bears in the first place? And what hipster assholes stay here enough to keep it in business?

    Writing Lesson

    Lesson 2: Its VS It's & Your VS You're

    I like you are writing style. You are story's greatest strength is in it is characters.

    If the above sentences are borderline incomprehensible to you, you might have an idea as to why these contractions are important to get right.

    Its VS It's and Your VS You're are commonly confused phrases, especially on this wiki, so I figured taking a lesson to clear them up would be handy.

    The clear-up primarily boils down to the contractions. "Its" is a singular word that implies possession, whereas "It's" is a contraction for the phrase "It is". Similarly, "Your" is also a singular word that implies possession, whereas "You're" is a contraction for the phrase "You are". An easy way to remember it is that the apostrophe ( ' ) changes the meaning.

    That's about it for this week, so it's time for a pop quiz! Try to figure out which of the following contractions are used correctly, and then open the Spoiler Text to see if you were right!

    1. It's time to seize the means of production.
    2. I am going to steal you're memes.
    3. Orange may be the new black, but have you considered it's relation to the color white?

    WARNING: The following text contains some MAJOR SPOILERS about what is being discussed. Click to show the spoilers at your own risk. Thank you.

    | Answers:

    1. This contraction was used correctly.
    2. This contraction was not used correctly.
    3. This contraction was not used correctly.


    The Discord in a Nutshell (Again)
    Hc7hafl

    Art Corner

    WalkingPoster

    Walking Poster
    By ChromastoneandTabby


    A poster for Star Spirit featuring Theo in his Season 3 wear, including the StarTrix Encore.

    Ben 10 News

    Nothing to report this time around.

    Closing
    Well, that's it for this Sunday, folks. I hope you enjoyed the forty fifth issue of The CaT Gazette, and I'll see you next week! Feedback and support are appreciated!
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    Happenings

    As you may have noticed on the Gazette's main page, I've replaced Featured Article and Ads with a new segment called "Writing Lesson". It's where I teach you lazy shits how to write. Maybe once you people start producing a good amount of content again, Featured Article and Ads will return, but for now, this is more beneficial for the community and provides the Gazette with more consistent content.

    Tabby and I will be going on vacation in Georgia from this Friday to sometime next week. I should have my laptop with me, but I won't be able to be on BTFF or the Discord as much while we're gone.

    The majority of my new stuff was announced in the Fanon Con Main Blog, so make sure to check that out down below!

    (P.S. If you voted in the lewds poll you might want to keep an eye on my DA hint hint wink wink)

    Wiki News

    The next Support Group meeting is this Saturday, March 25th, at 9PM EST over on the BTFF EX chat.

    Fanon Con occurred over this past week, and things turned out swimmingly! Check out the main blog if you haven't already!

    I've started making badge art for pages that are fairly iconic but have art too outdated to be used on badges. This should open up a lot of freedom for pages that can be featured on badges, so be sure to bring up anything that comes to mind, and make sure to check out the list of badges that still need replacing.

    Editorial

    Mass Effect Andromeda looks like utter garbage, but I might pick it up during a sale just to laugh at it at some point.

    Writing Lesson

    Lesson 1: Run-On Sentences

    Have you ever been listening to someone drone on and on and wishing they would just shut up already? Well, run-on sentences are kind of like that, but for your readers.

    A run-on sentence, to be more precise, is a sentence made up of two or more different statements, AKA Independent Clauses, that could be separated by periods. For example:

    • We decided to go to the beach when we got to the beach I put on sunscreen.

    Doesn't something about that sentence rub you the wrong way? That's because this sentence is made up of three Independent Clauses; one is a statement about deciding to go to the beach, one tells us they got to the beach, and one tells us they put on sunscreen. To correct this sentence, you simply need to add some punctuation like so:

    • We decided to go to the beach. When we got to the beach, I put on sunscreen.

    Note that the second and third clauses were separated by a comma instead of a period. If I had used a period, it would have interrupted the flow of words and become a Fragmented Sentence, which is basically the opposite problem and an issue for next week. Note that using a comma to join clauses into a sentence isn't always a good idea. For example:

    • We decided to go the beach, when we got to the beach, I put on sunscreen.

    This kind of run-on sentence is called a Comma Splice. It occurs when you use a comma to haphazardly join two different statements. A comma splice is never good on it's own; however, it can be fixed by adding a Conjunction (and, but, for, nor, yet, or, so) like so:

    • We decided to go to the beach, and when we got to the beach, I put on sunscreen.

    Note that if your sentence is getting too long via overuse of conjunctions, you should replace some of them with straight-up periods. On the other hand, keep in mind that a sentence doesn't always have to be long to be a run-on sentence; it just has to have separate statements forced into a single line.

    That's about it for this week, so it's time for a pop quiz! Try to figure out which of the following are run-on sentences, and then open the Spoiler Text to see if you were right!

    1. I did not want to eat my broccoli it tasted gross I threw it on the ground.
    2. I didn't think highly of my neighbor, Suzy, but I still went to her funeral after she hit that deer.
    3. Shrek is love Shrek is life.

    WARNING: The following text contains some MAJOR SPOILERS about what is being discussed. Click to show the spoilers at your own risk. Thank you.

    | Answers:

    1. This is a run-on sentence.
    2. This is not a run-on sentence.
    3. This is a run-on sentence.


    The Discord in a Nutshell
    BTFFDiscord

    Art Corner

    SludgehammerRe

    Sludgehammer Movie Design
    By ChromastoneandTabby


    New art for Sludgehammer in the style of the upcoming Not Applicable movie.

    B2HPose

    Bomb 2 Hell Redraw
    By ChromastoneandTabby


    I guess you could technically call this art a redesign, but the only real changes are the addition of the back spikes and somewhat longer facial markings, so I figured the term "redraw" was more accurate.

    Hellfire

    Request: Hellfire for Migster7
    By ChromastoneandTabby


    Art for Mig's alien Hellfire. Just for the record, the arm flames were a pain in the ass.

    Ben 10 News

    Nothing to report this time around.

    Closing
    Well, that's it for this Sunday, folks. I hope you enjoyed the forty-fourth issue of The CaT Gazette, and I'll see you next week! Feedback and support are appreciated!
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    Happenings

    The big stuff I'd usually announce is in my Fanon Con blog, so you're gonna have to wait for Friday to get the big goods.

    Wiki News

    The next Support Group meeting is next Saturday, March 25th, at 9PM EST over on the BTFF EX chat.

    Submissions for the Spring 2017 Fanon Con are due today, so make sure to submit your work on time!

    I've started making badge art for pages that are fairly iconic but have art too outdated to be used on badges. This should open up a lot of freedom for pages that can be featured on badges, so be sure to bring up anything that comes to mind, and make sure to check out the list of badges that still need replacing.

    Editorial

    Most people think of the term "vacation" as a positive thing; a chance to get away from it all. One also usually associates a vacation with traveling, but in the case of an introvert, a traveling vacation can hardly be called a vacation at all if one wishes to keep the positive meaning of the term. I generally find travel to be rather boorish and uncomfortable, and would much rather spend my time off sleeping in my own bed, thank you very much.

    Featured Article
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    I've had to skip this section so many times because of a lack of good new pages that I'm beginning to think it's not worth having around.

    Ads

    Tbh nobody uses this section so I'm thinking of phasing it out. Any suggestions for a replacement?

    Drink Your School, Don't Do Milk, and Stay in Drugs
    F35

    Art Corner

    BatdrillRe

    Batdrill Movie Design
    By ChromastoneandTabby


    New art for Batdrill in the style of the upcoming Not Applicable movie.

    Ben 10 News

    Some previously unseen pictures of toys for the Ben 10 reboot have surfaced, bringing to light a few new designs. Most of the new pictures show off cybernetic armor for the aliens, but one of the new pictures seems to reveal a brand new alien suspiciously similar to Rocks from the original continuity. You can find these pictures, as well as discussions about them, on this thread over at BTP.

    Closing
    Well, that's it for this Sunday, folks. I hope you enjoyed the forty third issue of The CaT Gazette, and I'll see you next week! Feedback and support are appreciated!
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    Happenings

    Like I said last week, I got a lot of stuff being planned for S3 of Star Spirit, but I can't discuss it here. Rest assured you'll be seeing a lot of cool material at the upcoming Spring Fanon Con.

    CaT Riffs returns with both a Featured Series nomination and a whole new riff! I'm going to warn you right now that the thing I'm riffing this time around has some particularly uncomfortable content, especially for this wiki, so try to watch out for that.

    Wiki News

    The next Support Group meeting is this Saturday, March 11th, at 9PM EST over on the BTFF EX chat.

    Signups for the 2017 Spring Fanon Con are underway, so make sure to check out the thread and sign up for something!

    I've started making badge art for pages that are fairly iconic but have art too outdated to be used on badges. This should open up a lot of freedom for pages that can be featured on badges, so be sure to bring up anything that comes to mind, and make sure to check out the list of badges that still need replacing.

    Editorial

    You know, on the one hand, global warming is a bad thing, but on the other hand, I wouldn't mind not having to wipe snow off of my car every morning. What would we really lose if the sea level rose, anyway? California? Florida? Nothing of value, at any rate.

    Featured Article
    Wiki-wordmark

    The Featured Article this week is TKV, because if there was one thing this wiki was lacking, it was To'kustar STDs.

    Ads

    Tbh nobody uses this section so I'm thinking of phasing it out. Any suggestions for a replacement?

    The Human Race, Everybody
    B5f

    Art Corner

    NovaS3

    Nova Redesign
    By ChromastoneandTabby


    A redesign for Nova that's more in line with the style of Theo's current promo art.

    Ben 10 News

    Nothing to really report this time around.

    Closing
    Well, that's it for this Sunday, folks. I hope you enjoyed the forty second issue of The CaT Gazette, and I'll see you next week! Feedback and support are appreciated!
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    Happenings

    I've been doing a lot of behind-the-scenes planning for Star Spirit, but there's not much I can discuss until Season 3 actually premieres.

    I updated the art for Golden Divide and Mori- I mean, Moranna Ceres, so make sure to go check those out.

    (That last bit was some cheeky foreshadowing if you somehow didn't pick up on that)

    Wiki News

    The next Support Group meeting is next Saturday, March 11th, at 9PM EST over on the BTFF EX chat.

    Signups for the 2017 Spring Fanon Con are underway, so make sure to check out the thread and sign up for something!

    Alright everyone, this is the final call to vote for the first ever Featured Episode! There are only a few days left!

    I've started making badge art for pages that are fairly iconic but have art too outdated to be used on badges. This should open up a lot of freedom for pages that can be featured on badges, so be sure to bring up anything that comes to mind, and make sure to check out the list of badges that still need replacing.

    Editorial

    I'm too mentally exhausted this week to put any effort into ranting about something.

    Featured Article
    Wiki-wordmark

    There is no Featured Article this week. I literally could not find a single new page on this wiki I wanted to feature.

    You all suck.

    Ads

    No ads this time around. Make sure to put anything you want advertised in this forum thread.

    Every Damn Time
    Iforgot

    Art Corner

    GoldenDivideRe

    Golden Divide Redesign
    By ChromastoneandTabby


    The new redesign for Golden Divide. Before you ask, yes, his design is intentionally a Kamen Rider reference, specifically to the Energy Arms from Gaim.

    Ben 10 News

    Nothing to really report this time around.

    Closing
    Well, that's it for this Sunday, folks. I hope you enjoyed the forty first issue of The CaT Gazette, and I'll see you next week! Feedback and support are appreciated!
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