RWBY - The Hindenburg on which Rooster Teeth rests its hopes, dreams and future

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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.
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.

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.
 

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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.
Making art is a time consuming process unless you're just sending out rough sketches and even those add up quickly. That five to ten seconds of 2d animation in the latest episode was probably an all day task, if not more than one day's work. Maybe I'm out of touch but a creator that has a Patreon should be using that Patreon to increase the quality of their work first and foremost, and one of those things they should be doing is compensating the other creators they bring on board for their projects since the point of Patreon is to allow creators to be paid for their work.
 

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The passive aggressiveness is on full display. There are of course the usual suspects rising to defend it by saying "its a joke", but its clearly just RT being butt mad they didn't get to unnecessarily force yet another shitty character into another franchise in a desperate bid to remain relevant.
Aren't both of those IPs past their prime though? I don't think it's worth the trouble to get mad over.
 

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I've probably sealed my own coffin on this thread by now, but if you think RoosterTeeth is on par with anime studios out in Japan, that's the biggest joke I've ever heard.
In terms of writing and storytelling at least it's not a joke, but the sad reality we live in. I'll be the last person to white knight for RWBY, but I really fail to see anime in this day and age is any different from shitty weeb webcomics or - may Allah forgive me for even saying this word - webtoons. I will however consneed that the Nips are way better at running anime studios and keeping their spaghetti in their pockets. I have yet to see a Japanese voice actor threatening to give someone AIDS over a Twitter tardfight for example.

Just to be clear: By the standards of any person with a traditional chromosome count RWBY is a humanitarian disaster and a cautionary tale. But by standards of modern anime it's (lower) mediocre at worst.
DxD? SAO? Are we like back to 2012 or some crap? There are worse shit out there that would make those two seem competent. RWBY is not one of them.
I disagree. While in terms of writing they're almost on par, the fact that RWBY isn't a power fantasy for incels or softcore porn for paedophiles puts it leagues above those two. For now at least because God only knows what Miles might do...
Cucked by fucking n*ruto and it's real. Holy shit! :story: This is so going in the OP.
 

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but I really fail to see anime in this day and age is any different from shitty weeb webcomics
That's because most of the animes we've been getting lately are adaptations of shitty weeb webcomics and LN/VN properties.
I disagree. While in terms of writing they're almost on par, the fact that RWBY isn't a power fantasy for incels or softcore porn for paedophiles puts it leagues above those two. For now at least because God only knows what Miles might do...
RWBY is beter than at least SAO by one metric: it hasn't been a driving influence on the medium as a hole for half a decade.
Cucked by fucking n*ruto
I'll defend Naruto and Shippuden as both being pretty decent on the caveat that you cut out the filler, the only real complaint I have with Shippuden is Kaguya but from my understanding that was more editor interference than any decision of the writer's.
 

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That's because most of the animes we've been getting lately are adaptations of shitty weeb webcomics and LN/VN properties.

RWBY is beter than at least SAO by one metric: it hasn't been a driving influence on the medium as a hole for half a decade.
Isekai has been a plague for over a decade or so.
I'll defend Naruto and Shippuden as both being pretty decent on the caveat that you cut out the filler, the only real complaint I have with Shippuden is Kaguya but from my understanding that was more editor interference than any decision of the writer's.
Eh, after Pain, it just becomes Kishimoto just giving Naruto and Sasuke more powers because he writes himself into a corner with villains more OP than the last.
 

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Isekai has been a plague for over a decade or so.

Eh, after Pain, it just becomes Kishimoto just giving Naruto and Sasuke more powers because he writes himself into a corner with villains more OP than the last.
Doesn't that sound familiar? That's the problem with shounen in general: they keep characters just continuously getting stronger, untill they make villains so OP that new powers need to exist just to explain the victory. It's funny that of all the things to be inspired by from shounen series, it was the main issue that occurs when they run for too long. Salem is just the chinese knock off equivalent to kaguya.
 

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Salem is just the chinese knock off equivalent to kaguya.
Except instead of Kaguya being defeated by the team work of a finally reunited Team 7, she got blown up by a nuke stored in Hiruzen's scroll and instead of Sasuke being the ultimate final boss, it's Iruka who turned into Anime Hitler, who is then defeated in thirty seconds and is replaced with Mizuki.
 

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