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No More Feathered Terror Birds by Albertonykus No More Feathered Terror Birds by Albertonykus
I'm so tired of people giving terror birds feathers! There's no evidence they did! We should draw them with scales until it's proven they had feathers, because scales are clearly the default for anything that doesn't have feathers! There's no evidence they had eyeballs instead of empty sockets either, but I draw them with eyeballs because I enjoy contradicting myself! Besides, they lived on tropical grasslands and were so big they'd clearly overheat if they had feathers! Okay, I acknowledge the fact that every member of the oviraptorosaur + paravian clade that we have integument of has feathers, but I think terror birds deviated from their ancestors for... no good reason, really! They just look silly with them; they look so much scarier being scaly and reptilian, and the appearance of living things is clearly dictated by how scary or mean I think they look! Furthermore, all feathered dinos lived in Asia, and terror birds were from the Americas, so that means they didn't have feathers! Right?
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If you check out the Wikipedia talk pages of any well-known deinonychosaur (Velociraptor, Deinonychus, and Utahraptor for most part), you'll invariably find some variation of the above. And most of them aren't even that intelligent.
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:iconffejgao:
ffejgao Featured By Owner Jan 21, 2017  Student
"Now I'm concerned on a number of levels."
-Mittens
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PCAwesomeness Featured By Owner Edited Jan 6, 2016
www.youtube.com/watch?v=umDr0m…

I get this is a joke. Just needed to put that there.
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acepredator Featured By Owner Edited Jan 6, 2016
Give feathers to all theropods unless it's a Carnotauurs, people. Besides that does not keep them from wrecking the s&!t out of you.
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PCAwesomeness Featured By Owner Jan 6, 2016
Or any ceratosaurian.

Also, agreed.
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austroraptorcabazai Featured By Owner Jul 22, 2015  Hobbyist Artist
thisis the best 
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Albertonykus Featured By Owner Jul 22, 2015
Thanks!
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Hybodus Featured By Owner Mar 12, 2013
This is quite funny. I wonder why so many people are not willing to accept that many non-avian dinosaurs had feathers... We may not have direct evidence for every genera but people should use some common sense.
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forkhead12 Featured By Owner Dec 18, 2012
Most Retarded looking thing ever. All small Therapod dinosaurs looked retarded without feathers even when people give them lizard hides they still look really pissy.
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Mesozoic0906 Featured By Owner Dec 1, 2012
The most annoying Anti-feather opinion I ever met:
Feather doesn't look cool, so don't draw it.

..?!!
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:iconalbertonykus:
Albertonykus Featured By Owner Dec 1, 2012
Agreed. Nature doesn't care whether you think it's cool or not.
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Gojira5000 Featured By Owner Oct 4, 2012  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Am I a horrible maniraptor fan or does this guy look somewhat threatening even without feathers?

It would be hideously inaccurate and somewhat laughable, but It's beak still holds up it's threat, though.

It could be a decent movie monster, though.

"Attack of The Feather Snatchers!", anyone? :P
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Albertonykus Featured By Owner Oct 4, 2012
Nah, you're free to like whatever you want, as long as you realize what's accurate.

Though the concept that any of my drawings can look threatening is new to me.
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RajaHarimau98 Featured By Owner Mar 15, 2012  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
I could not favorite this enough. Whenever someone says something like, "Give me proof Utahraptor had feathers", I just say "Give me proof Smilodon had fur and terror birds had feathers". :)
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Albertonykus Featured By Owner Mar 15, 2012
Exactly. XD Thanks!
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RajaHarimau98 Featured By Owner Mar 15, 2012  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Yup, no problem! :)
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:iconspongebobfossilpants:
I've seen a similar rant on the Utahraptor talk page (not the others, though).
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Albertonykus Featured By Owner Mar 10, 2012
Those from past years have probably been archived.
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Coelophysis Featured By Owner Feb 12, 2012   Writer
LOL, I encounter so many people who claim that fossil discoveries of feathered dinosaurs have somehow ruined their childhood! I don't want to see a featherless raptor again for the same reason that I don't want to see a tail-dragging T.rex.
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Tomozaurus Featured By Owner Jul 9, 2011  Student General Artist
Love how almost every comment on this THINKS YOU ARE BEING SERIOUS. lol
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:iconalbertonykus:
Albertonykus Featured By Owner Jul 9, 2011
I know, right? I didn't anticipate that at all when I posted this.
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EliteDinosaur Featured By Owner Apr 19, 2011
If you find a bird without feathers, let me know, until then, i like my terror birds with feathers.
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Albertonykus Featured By Owner Apr 19, 2011
As I can't tell whether or not you're playing along or not, I'll clarify that this is supposed to be a satire of people who think that maniraptors didn't have feathers. I'm not being serious.
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EliteDinosaur Featured By Owner Apr 19, 2011
Oh, ok, i was half and half.
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DeinonychusEmpire Featured By Owner Dec 27, 2010  Hobbyist General Artist
LOL! Clever way of trashing the raptor fanboys.
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Albertonykus Featured By Owner Dec 27, 2010
Thank you!
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DerKompsognatus Featured By Owner Jul 25, 2010
In America, our birds don't need feathers! Feathers are for pussies anyways.
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:iconalbertonykus:
Albertonykus Featured By Owner Jul 26, 2010
Of course. A bald eagle wouldn't look half as majestic if it had feathers!
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DerKompsognatus Featured By Owner Jul 26, 2010
That's why it's called a BALD eagle. Love it or leave it!
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:iconalbertonykus:
Albertonykus Featured By Owner Jul 26, 2010
My thoughts exactly. XD
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Jaldithas Featured By Owner Jun 15, 2010
genial
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Albertonykus Featured By Owner Jun 15, 2010
Thanks.
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babbletrish Featured By Owner May 19, 2010
If I could favorite this a million times, I would.
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Albertonykus Featured By Owner May 19, 2010
Haha, glad you liked it.
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DrawingDinosaurs Featured By Owner Apr 21, 2010  Hobbyist General Artist
For a second I thought you were serious, until I read the comments when you said you were just being sracastic XD.
I was going to write about how ostriches are big and run alot in hot enviroments and they have feathers. No need to now, lol.
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Albertonykus Featured By Owner Apr 21, 2010
A surprising number of people took this seriously. XD I prevously talked about why big maniraptors probably had feathers ([link]).
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Crash-the-Megaraptor Featured By Owner Apr 20, 2010  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
At first I thought you were being serious. XD

Epic Win now I know. X3
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Albertonykus Featured By Owner Apr 21, 2010
Maybe this should've been an April Fool's joke. XD
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:iconalbertonykus:
Albertonykus Featured By Owner Apr 21, 2010
I tried to make it obvious that it was sarcasm ("... I think terror birds deviated from their ancestors for... no good reason, really!"; "... I draw them with eyeballs because I enjoy contradicting myself!"), but I guess that didn't work well. XD
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Aslan3000 Featured By Owner Apr 20, 2010
Aslan1000: dude, are ya nutso? terror birds are birds so of course they have feathers. that's like saying since there is no evidence of sabertooth hair that means sabertooths are hair-less but their cats and all cats even sphinx have hair!
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Albertonykus Featured By Owner Apr 20, 2010
In case you didn't realize, I was being sarcastic. I'm making fun of people who think that some maniraptors (especially dromaeosaurids) didn't have feathers just because there's "no evidence", when in fact all the evidence we do have says they do.
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Aslan3000 Featured By Owner Apr 20, 2010
Aslan1000: Oh!
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