Epitaph to a Dog
- Jul 15, 2016
Roman was a choice though, a choice that could've been better served by others who don't have the dialogue range of a quippy marvel character. Vernal being given more to do is nice, but the "third half-sister" thing is very soap opera, especially with how one of the main contributors of the team turned her and her new father into OCs.Well, watching this newest one, he seems to have kept two of the biggest things that came out of V5 (Raven only cares about herself, Ozpin sees people as mere pawns in a game of chess) that COULD have been something. At least he got rid of “sitting around in a house doing nothing”. And Vernal seems to get more to do, and Adam isn’t just wasted to prop up Ilia. So far…so good. Honestly, only the parts that show original art seem to show things that are interesting if you ask me.
As for self-insert, I don’t think so. Back when he showed Roman in V4, he said the swap for Roman was because Oscar was just there to keep Ozpin in the narrative and was the first example of RWBY as a show introducing new characters instead of finding new roles and things to do for their existing ones. And that Roman would be fun to work with.
The reason Jaune gets called a self-insert is because with every volume, it seems he gets something where he either gets the spotlight or has or does something you’d think a main character would deal with.
I’m sure the people are fine with the credit/exposure/not being paid angle if only because this thing is so small scale. RWBY as a show is WAY past its heyday and it’s not like new fans will come in by the truckload. I don’t think any careers will be launched or expanded by this, outside of becoming more known in the RWBY fandom.
As for the exposure thing, it's not as small scale as you think. Some of the artists are spending incredible amounts of time on their numerous pieces. I'm talking dozens of hours, if not pushing 100 or more.