Who can tell the difference. Little kids are like Asians. No one understands them and they all look the same.
To avoid any possible spoilers in the comments let's talk about a little show called RWBY. I personally love the show and don't quite understand the reputation it has for being "poorly written". It's made by a small company that doesn't specialize in writing, and still manages to create an engaging story with likable characters. Weiss, Blake, and Yang especially have gone through beautiful personal transformations. I can agree that the show has had some pacing problems, but they don't exist if you binge watch the volume. What do you all think?
@lazarusaurus, That the resource cost of making hardened steel in Conan Exiles is insane.
@lazarusaurus, that Montys fights will never be replaced
@Slovak Guy , even though Monty's gone the fight choreography is still great, be it less frequently. Qrow vs Tyrian and Maidenbowl especially take the cake for me
@lazarusaurus, I think the bigger issue is that the art style is more different than people expect and not everyone is interested in or has the time to binge a show like RWBY. I personally think that a lot of shows, especially the seasonal ones, suffer a bit if you watch them back to back. Of course, that's not true for all, but you can understand where people might get frustrated.
@Willo, I agree with you, it's a difficult show to START watching, but why then write it off as poorly written?
@lazarusaurus, I think it's a great show except for Ruby whom I find absolutely I insufferable. She's like the handler from monster hunter world except somehow even less competent and more annoying. Otherwise, I think you just get used to the art and writing shortcomings with time.
@Shmay Fish, I can see that Ruby can be annoying if you don't like her voice, that's just personal preference, but she's not incompetent. She's the team leader for a reason. A good example of her intelligence would be in the second last episode of volume five (minor spoilers); Ruby is asked what the plan of attack is and she responds by shooting down the enemy's ranged fighter, causing him to run away. There's the plan: separate them. Simple and wordless
@lazarusaurus, Season 5 only had a handful of good fights. Most of the fights ended up either skipped over for two other characters talking, or the people fighting talked more than they did attack.
The final fight in season 5 also had a lot of inconsistencies as well as people becoming incompetent out of nowhere. RvC fight was great to watch, but felt out of place in the whole show.
@Sir LancesALot, I found the talks just as exciting as the fights (specifically Yang and Raven), and see that as a testament to good writing. I don't see how characters became "incompetent" or how the RvC fight was out of place. Could you explain? What I DO agree with is that too much fighting in the battle for haven was skipped over. Ah well, nothing's perfect
@lazarusaurus, it didn’t start out poorly written. Volume 4 and 5 were a major downgrade, and the fight choreography has seen a massive drop in quality. Now that’s due to Montys tragic death, but they haven’t learned much at all in the past few volumes it seems. Qrow vs Tyrian was janky as fûck and the maiden fight was basically an even worse DBZ fight. RWBY is now basically a paint by the numbers cliche anime, which is extremely unfortunate.
@TR8R, is disagree with just about everything there. The fights haven't ALL been great, but there have been great fights, like the maiden fight, and I don't think the show is cliche at all. The writers have talked about how they set up the villains to appear like a classic cliche villain team and that over time we'd see that they're more. Hazel is a good example of 'cliche stoic strong villain' having way more depth to him than you'd think, and the arcs that the main characters are going through are fascinating. You listened to Yang and Raven's argument in that last episode and thought "oh man that was so cliche"? I sure didnt. If anything the FIRST couple volumes were more cliche, being your average school story before volume 3 ended
@lazarusaurus, So if people are talking and you're trying to kill them, you're just going to let them talk? Naruto fell into that trait, but they turned it into talking while fighting, not pausing a fight to hold a conversation/monologue. It doesn't make sense in an actual fight and isn't a testament to good writing, it's a testament to poor writing/animation.
Weiss has been shown to be able to quickly cast her dust magic, but when she was being confronted, she only used attacks that took awhile to use? She's been shown to be smarter than that. Emerald has the ability to make illusions and use her weapons to grab people from a distance, but what does she do when Yang runs past her? Jump out and try and grab her with her hand. Yeah, that's smart.
The RvC fight was like putting DBZ characters into One Piece. I haven't seen it in awhile, so I don't remember exactly what happens, but I do remember being pulled out of any immersion I had.
@lazarusaurus, um you serious? The maidens were built up to be awesome magic machines and the “big” maiden fight was literally them flying around DBZ fist fighting and summoning some soul caliber weapons LOL. Compare that to Cinder vs Rwby in the tower and you see the hilarious drop in quality and care. And hazel was a fúcking joke. I really liked him until I discovered his motivation was literally “My sister died fighting for a cause she believed in but RAWR OZPIN IS EVIL BECAUSE HE RECRUITED HER!!!!111!11” The first few volumes built up a very interesting world and fed us bits of the plot in a natural and intriguing way. Compare that to the massive exposition dumps we got in Volume 4 and 5 and it’s clear that RT doesn’t know how to handle this world without Monty. Also silver eyes? What’s that lol? We sure don’t know because it hasn’t even been touched on in 2 volumes 😂
@Sir LancesALot, yeah that whole final battle infuriated me to no end with how much standing around and talking there was
@Sir LancesALot, characters make mistakes, that's what makes them feel real. Weiss is smart and fast, but her over reliance on summoning cost her, just like Yang's over reliance on HER semblance cost her, it seems to be a reoccurring theme in the show. When it comes to emerald not using her hooks... who knows, maybe she's exhausted from the fight, maybe she wasn't at a good angle, there's no way to be sure, but assuming it's a writing flaw because it wasn't directly addressed is bad criticism (that said I agree with you, it looked weird, I just don't think it was "incompetence"). When it comes to talking during fights my mind thinks of the RvC fight and how Raven used it as a distraction, even Cinder's first response is "shut up", they use it as a tool to help them... sometimes. You are correct in that they sometimes stop fighting to chat and it can be weird, but it's not showbreaking. And the RvC fight had a similar scale to it that Oz vs Cinder had, as well as Amber vs Cinder
@TR8R, people seem to critique this show as if it's over. It's not done yet, and just because something hasn't been revisited doesn't mean it won't be. When it comes to Hazel's motivation and how the maidens fight I think those both come down to personal preference. I liked both, but some people I know only like one or the other, and some didn't like either, but neither are objective criticisms on the show's quality. Just because you don't like it doesn't mean it's bad
@lazarusaurus, um no I’m critiquing the show as someone who used to love it. It not being over is no excuse for the drop in quality. There is just so many problems now, the most egregious (discounting fight animation) being the awful pacing and the usage of massive exposition dumps to force information down the throat of the viewers instead of providing it in a natural and engaging way. I could go into the character and story issues too but I don’t have the time to even start on that. Now you can disagree all you like, if you enjoy the show then good for you. However keep in mind that your points are subjective as well. Just because you like it doesn’t mean it’s good.
@TR8R, I guess when it comes down to it those things don't bother me at all, but they do seem to bother you and I can't fight that. In any case even if the show isn't perfect I'd like to think it's far from "bad", but I may be wrong. Thanks for talking with me though, you brought up good points. Goodbye :)
@lazarusaurus, also stopping and talking in the middle of a fight might not be “showbreaking”, but when it happens on the hilarious scale it did during that final battle it removes any and all immersion and tension I might’ve otherwise felt. I literally felt nothing during that whole engagement except a mild sense of boredom and bewilderment. I wasn’t even worried about Weiss because the show became so cliche it was obvious Jean would unlock his semblance and save her.
@lazarusaurus, thanks for listening. I really wish I could still feel the same way about RWBY that I used to, it was one of my obsessions. Maybe further volumes will change my mind, I do plan on still keeping up with it out of respect for what Monty created
@TR8R, oh, before I forget, what do you think of the music?
@lazarusaurus, the OST is still one of the things that I love. Casie has only gotten better at singing over the years
@TR8R, Dang straight
@TR8R, Not going to lie, I still like rwby as a whole, I just wished they would just stop the rushing plot points (like the Faunis civil war that literally was resolved in two episodes). They are too scared of taking any sense of risk in the story. Also I hate the fact we are hearing the same paragraph of exposition every episode, like Miles and Kerry thinks we are too dumb to remember everything each week. (which is bad for when the story is a complete cut on blueray)
@lazarusaurus, hmmm, maybe because the beginning wasn't the smoothest. I honestly never finished the show, I just didn't feel motivated to finish it after what I think is a decent chunk of volume one or two
@Killing instincts , yeah I agree with that stuff. I like RWBY I just dislike most of the new volumes (4 + 5). I enjoyed 4 more than 5, where things seemed to just fall apart. Like the team has no idea how to get to the climax so they try anything and everything
@lazarusaurus, aside from a few problems with villan characters, show don’t tell, recent pacing problems, and recent lackluster fights; I still enjoy the show a lot and I absolutely love the soundtrack.
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I feel like these post often paint fathers in an unfair light. Like I understand the joke but i know most dads would kill for their kids. And yet this suggests he has no idea what his kid looks like and that he’d rather spend time on xbox than with his kids. Im not a dad so I can’t say for sure but this seems unreasonable. Also if im reading to much into a joke please tell me.
@JuztAD00d, yeah... a bit. The joke is that the father isn’t worried about what the kid is wearing just that it’s his kid. As a preschool teacher I have had this happen. The mom complained the kid didn’t come home in “her” pants. The dad was the one the picked the little girl up and we told him she had an accident. He said he would wash the loner pants and return them the next day. Mom still called cuz it wasn’t the right pants.... meanwhile we are annoyed that the mom never sent us a clean set of clothes after the last time.
@TheHashTagger, yeh can see how that would be annoying.