about rw

Okay.

I am so sick of the “stop giving Jaune focus” bullshit. For one, this character IS A MAIN CHARACTER. DO YOU KNOW WHAT THAT MEANS? It means they get character development, and are relevant to the plot. OF WHICH JAUNE IS BOTH. 

Additionally, let’s tally up percent of showtime devoted to Jaune’s character development. I am counting whole EPISODES, not just screentime. This counts individual MOMENTS as ENTIRE EPISODES in counting terms, so I am lending myself as generously to the anti-Jaune argument as possible.

EPISODES WHERE JAUNE GETS CHARACTER DEVELOPMENT (at least, at this point in the series):
The Shining Beacon
The First Step
Jaunedice (Pt 1)
Jaunedice (Pt 2)
Forever Fall (Pt 1)
Forever Fall (Pt 2)
Extracurricular
Burning the Candle
Dance Dance Infiltration
Destiny
End of the Beginning
The Next Step
A Much Needed Talk
Kuroyuri
Welcome to Haven
The More the Merrier

Once again, I credit these ENTIRE EPISODES for even one moment of showing Jaune’s character in a way we haven’t seen before, further nuancing him. This list shows two important pieces of information: If you count parts one and two of Jaunedice and Forever Fall as one episode, the most character development scenes Jaune ever gets in a Volume is only ever shown in four episodes, tops. That means LESS THAN 25% OF VOLUME TWO was spent developing Jaune, the most criticized volume for giving Jaune screentime. 

So, if we include trailers and character shorts, the entire EPISODES that feature moments or scenes that develop Jaune only take up 22.5 PERCENT of the show’s total story screentime. Those are less episodes than the number of World of Remnants and Volume Trailers combined. For even MORE perspective, we surpass the number of episodes Jaune develops where BLAKE develops before we even REACH Volume Four episodes, and HER character development occurs over 35.2% of the show’s current runtime. Yes, Blake Belladonna, the character we always complained didn’t have enough focus in the show, has MORE INSTANCES OF CHARACTER DEVELOPMENT than the other significant main character, Jaune, who gets criticized for taking up “too much” of the show’s runtime.

In conclusion: Jaune is a main character. Treat him like one, and suddenly complaining that he gets too much screentime just… disappears. It’s a weak argument if you KNOW WHAT CHARACTER DEVELOPMENT IS.

Sorry for all the caps. I’m just really, really tired.

The Duchess of Cambridge’s wedding bouquet:

Lily of the Valley: Trustworthiness, return of happiness, purity of heart, sweetness; Sweet William: Gallantry, but is also a nod to Prince William; Hyacinth: Loveliness, constancy of love; Myrtle: Love and marriage, but also calls back to a royal tradition since Victorian times where brides use myrtle in their bouquets - this specific myrtle came from Queen Victoria’s 170 year-old garden; Ivy: Fidelity and marriage.

Hey, sorry knightofbalance-13 I don’t talk to pedos.

Anyway, we can talk about rw/by in however tone we like, because criticism is criticism, so long as you’re not sending death threats/wishes to real people. Then it’s something else entirely.

But just to go a little further with this, different people are going to react to media in different ways. We have the right to talk about it. You don’t have to listen, hell, you can even argue against it, but, like, it only crosses a line when violence and threats get involved

HOLY FUCKING SHIT BTW, while we’re talking about RT Fuckery- let’s not forget that a bunch of the things check out???

Shane said some things about what got animated in V3 and who got to animate it, and I watched SEVERAL Animation panels during R*T*X 2016- many things that animators said that they got to work on aligned with what Shane said in his letter (not that I’m vilifying them at all, the animators do their jobs, that’s all)

(I gotta remind you all that I didn’t purposely watch these panels to validate Shane’s letter, btw. i was trying to keep busy with something else, but the information just came up during the Ladies of RT Animation panel and I knew what it was related to.)

Also, like that post about RT’s shitty pay towards animation said, the “higher ups” bragged about trips to:

-Japan (RW*BY being dubbed and selling well in Japan)
-London (the MCM London convention, which they were invited to)
-and New Zealand (”A Simple Walk Into Mordor”? You know, that documentary that the present directors of RW*BY+C*mp C*mp starred in?)

and we KNOW who they fucking are because those same “higher up” people literally go on twitter and talk about those trips as well!!! The directors of RW*BY/C*mp C*mp literally posted about it!

It’s not like people are lying about how shady RT is because there’s evidence that substantiates these things ON THE INTERNET!!! FROM THE ACTUAL OTHER EMPLOYEES!!! And it’s not even like they have to directly address “drama” because if you just pay like 5 seconds of attention to all the other people and inner workings going on, it speaks for itself!!!

It’s also incredibly grating because it’s because of Monty being brought on to work for RT, that the animation department of RT has become what it is today? And Monty worked hard. Super FUCKING hard. Yeah, he made it look easy, but that’s because he had well over a decade of animation experience under his belt, which got poured into every RT production he worked on.

And to hear that they don’t even pay their animators that well, only for a weekly web series like RW*BY to have writing errors, last-minute changes and shit for the animators to fix is INEXCUSABLE GARBAGE. As an animator, it makes me fucking livid. Especially knowing how much money gets thrown around at RT for other things.

Animation is hard work. Regardless of if you’re self taught, or professionally trained, animation is difficult. 3D animation, which is probably what the employee was referring to, is probably the most difficult medium to get the hang of, and has a high learning curve. And that is the medium that RT’s 2 biggest flagship productions is made from. (Yes, that is subtracting the machinimation for RvB)

With 3D animation, you can’t just make some clever photoshops or easy fixes to the final footage when you screw up. In 2D animation, you may need to redraw, recolor, and rearrange the frames you’ve done. But with 3D, you need to have your shit together BEFORE you send things to animation.

It’s one thing when, years ago, Monty would make last minute changes to things he wanted in RW*BY right before a deadline- but he was actually INVOLVED in the animation, modeling, and rigging processes.

It’s something else when you come from being a writer, a producer, and/or a film compositor and you’re in charge of an animated production, and you have NO PART of the actual 3D animation process, and you don’t have the God-like efficiency in modeling, animating, and rigging to push last-minute changes into the production before a deadline.

Yeah, those same ppl may contribute a little mocap acting here and there, but mocap still needs to be cleaned up and arranged in the correct places to be used properly versus the hand-keyed animation that still needs to be done for the show right before the next episode needs to come out.

The average salary for 3D animation in the United States is almost $60K a year, which is pretty decent for work in Austin, Texas (the avg. cost of living where RT is based is $55K yearly) So to hear the possibility that animators at RT actually DO NOT make the average animation salary in the United States is appalling to me.

13 Reasons Guys- FicBite 1

This is a little list I’ll bring doing frequently from now, and is about how the 13 RW guys reacting to a particular situation. It’s inspired by the amazing @13reasonswhyilovezachdempsey .

At the big game

Zach: looks so relaxed he’s practically horizontal, but you can see that he’s a teeny tiny but nervous under that whole “I rule this shit” demeanor. He gives you a smirk before he goes for a three pointer, scoring of course, because he’s Zach Dempsey and Zach always scores. Plus, he’s 6'3! He can basically just walk up to net lol

Justin: is completely utterly focused on the game. his eyes are always on the ball, and the way he moves is almost predatory as he goes for a layup. you can see that one muscle where he keeps all his tension on his neck go taut, and he’ll be rubbing it for hours later. he doesn’t look at you much, but somehow he always knows where you’re sitting and manages to make all the action happen around there

Jeff: comes in with that amazing smile of his and makes half the room fall for him, but he only has eyes for you and after the game, runs over and puts his arm around your shoulder like ‘let’s get outta this place’

Montgomery: is new to the team but the quintessential show off, and every time he gets near the ball he makes it a point to grin at every girl in the audience. he’s not as good as Justin or Zach, but makes up for it by acting like he’s Kobe

Marcus: Is marcus even at the game? oh yes, he’s at the back with Courtney trying to make himself look good. no-one cares, Marcus

Tyler: he’s taking pictures of everyone, and when you tell him to shut up and actually come sit with you he sighs but does it, reluctantly putting the camera down

Tony: He just joined the team but is chill as hell and scores without even trying. seriously, the guy is a basketball God. he raises an eyebrow at you as he saunters down the court when everyone else is sprinting, and you grin, because tony Padilla cannot be shaken

Alex: groans for ages because he doesn’t want to come to the ‘stupid pseudo-masculine ball chasing activity’ that basketball is but comes when you drag him there. it’s great though, because he makes sarcastic jokes about all of them and you can’t stop laughing

Clay: he’s really quiet when he gets there but you guys really warm up to each other over the game and leave before the end to go hang at Monet’s or wherever. oh, and he lets you ride his bike.

Ryan: you really think he’d come?

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Thank you for reading and I hope you liked it! Send me an ask or post a comment down below telling me what you want this to be about, and I am happy to write it. Seriously, any situation is good.

Royal wedding photographer Hugo Burnand, who took the official photograph of the Duke and Duchess of Cambridge with their bridesmaids and page boys, has given some insight into the demands of his employer.

“Kate is a keen photographer and was instrumental in how this image turned out. This image was a collaboration. It wasn’t the photographer saying: “I want this.” We discussed everything.”

13 Reasons Guys- FicBite 1

Hey guys! This is a little list I’ll bring doing frequently from now, and is about how the 13 RW guys reacting to a particular situation. It’s inspired by the amazing @13reasonswhyilovezachdempsey . You might have seen this on my blog, but since I do most of my fic writing here, I only found it appropriate to put in on here :)

At the big game

Zach: looks so relaxed he’s practically horizontal, but you can see that he’s a teeny tiny but nervous under that whole “I rule this shit” demeanor. He gives you a smirk before he goes for a three pointer, scoring of course, because he’s Zach Dempsey and Zach always scores. Plus, he’s 6'3! He can basically just walk up to net lol

Justin: is completely utterly focused on the game. his eyes are always on the ball, and the way he moves is almost predatory as he goes for a layup. you can see that one muscle where he keeps all his tension on his neck go taut, and he’ll be rubbing it for hours later. he doesn’t look at you much, but somehow he always knows where you’re sitting and manages to make all the action happen around there

Jeff: comes in with that amazing smile of his and makes half the room fall for him, but he only has eyes for you and after the game, runs over and puts his arm around your shoulder like ‘let’s get outta this place’

Montgomery: is new to the team but the quintessential show off, and every time he gets near the ball he makes it a point to grin at every girl in the audience. he’s not as good as Justin or Zach, but makes up for it by acting like he’s Kobe

Marcus: Is marcus even at the game? oh yes, he’s at the back with Courtney trying to make himself look good. no-one cares, Marcus

Tyler: he’s taking pictures of everyone, and when you tell him to shut up and actually come sit with you he sighs but does it, reluctantly putting the camera down

Tony: He just joined the team but is chill as hell and scores without even trying. seriously, the guy is a basketball God. he raises an eyebrow at you as he saunters down the court when everyone else is sprinting, and you grin, because tony Padilla cannot be shaken

Alex: groans for ages because he doesn’t want to come to the ‘stupid pseudo-masculine ball chasing activity’ that basketball is but comes when you drag him there. it’s great though, because he makes sarcastic jokes about all of them and you can’t stop laughing

Clay: he’s really quiet when he gets there but you guys really warm up to each other over the game and leave before the end to go hang at Monet’s or wherever. oh, and he lets you ride his bike.

Ryan: you really think he’d come?
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-Maya ( @thirteenreasonsfics )

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Arya Stark + the Ghost of High Heart

“I see you. I see you, wolf child. Blood child. I thought it was the lord who smelled of death … You are cruel to come to my hill, cruel. I gorged on grief at Summerhall, I need none of yours. Begone from here, dark heart. 
B e g o n e !

anonymous asked:

What do you think Sandor thinks about the red wedding? I know he is already a cynic who thinks the world is shit, but many other cynics in the books (including Tyrion) seem to be at least put off and even disgusted by it. I always wondered how Sandor would have reacted if he had still been in KL when it happened, when he would have also seen the effect it had on Sansa.

Well, we do see something of his feelings about it in his subsequent interaction with Arya:

When morning came, the Hound did not need to shout at Arya or shake her awake. She had woken before him for a change, and even watered the horses. They broke their fast in silence, until Sandor said, “This thing about your mother …”

“It doesn’t matter,” Arya said in a dull voice. “I know she’s dead. I saw her in a dream.”

The Hound looked at her a long time, then nodded. No more was said of it. They rode on toward the mountains.

So there’s a lot left unsaid here which, although Sandor does tend to be pretty talkative, is kind of the norm with him. His feelings are often more apparent in the things he does not say, only implies. So what we see her is an apparent attempt for Sandor to… what? Offer Arya comfort? Commiserate with her? Offer to go back and see if they can try to rescue Catelyn? We may not be able to say for sure what exactly he was about to say to Arya, but it was almost certainly something along these lines and that tells us something. Sandor was not insensitive to the horror of that event and he is not insensitive to the grief Arya is feeling. He cares enough to try, however feebly, to connect with her emotionally in that moment and that isn’t an easy thing for him considering his personality and his relationship with Arya… Sandor isn’t very emotionally available; at least not with anyone other than Sansa up to that point, and even then… Also, just based on his personality, it is known that Sandor despises liars and falseness and the Red Wedding was the height of devious treachery. Cynicism doesn’t mean being devoid of any shred of humanity. 

If Sandor had still been in Kingslanding and was there when Sansa found out about the RW… well that’s an interesting question… 

We’d have to think about how their relationship has developed since the BWB in this AU. Are they on closer, even more intimate terms or is she more wary of him? What was his reaction to her forced marriage to Tyrion?! Given how he reacted just hearing about it, I can’t imagine what he’d do if he was actually around to witness it happening. 

You kind of have start writing fanfiction to answer these kinds of questions, but assuming they have a similar relationship to what they have in canon before he left KL (maybe a wee bit closer for him sticking around) I’d say that in some quiet moment in the Godswood on on the Serpentine at night, Sandor would definitely try to offer Sansa his own rough form of comfort and, unlike with Arya, I think with Sansa he’d manage to actually get the words out because she tends to bring out the more emotionally sensitive side of him anyway. I think had Sandor stuck around in KL, she’d probably have come to gradually see him as a definite ally, then friend and then… well I’m pretty sure sooner or later they’d be more than friends. But you see how you end up writing fanfiction?

THIS IS A FAT WALDA FREY APPRECIATION POST

I am REPOSTING this from a previous location that I am for all purposes shutting down, so for those who have not read this, hope you enjoy!

Look anywhere in the Game of Thrones / ASOIAF fandom and you’ll see the following:

I hate ALL of the the Freys.

I hope ALL of the Freys die in a fire.

ALL of the Freys must pay for what the have done!!!

Friends, this is simply not true. Please sit in your wrongness while I explain to you the error in your thinking, for there is one Frey who rises above the rest. One Frey who is made of pure awesome and frilly pink bows. THE Frey.

Fat Walda Frey-Bolton

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Im honestly trying my best to get super hype about RW*BY again but theyre like…trying real hard it seems to make Ja/une the main character and its like ‘NO!! I came here for the GIRLS, WHERES MAH GIRLS???’ like the legit reason I got into RW*BY was because it was about 4 kickass girls doing cool monster hunting shit but now they’ve been like, pushed aside its sad and im now pretty apathetic about new episodes :/

[rough trans] 150722 Sukira Hoon + Soohyun talk about first time watching suggestive scenes/when they feel scared

JS: Jisook (Rainbow)  
DK: DK/Dokyum (Seventeen)  
SK: Seungkwan (Seventeen)

I’m sorry if I mix up DK and Seungkwan because there were some parts where I couldn’t see their faces and I don’t know Seventeen well enough to tell their voices apart ;o;

1, 2 

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RW: When did you first see it?
DK: What kind of thing?
RW: Those kind of racy scenes…
DK: Ah, racy scenes?
JS: They’re thinking about it in their heads now! These two…
RW: Well then, let’s start from U-Kiss. When did you first see it?
SH: Third grade in elementary school!
RW: In third grade?
SH: Yes.
RW: Oh~
SH: I went to my friend’s house and my friend showed it to me. I went there to play games though.
JS: He’s blaming it on his friend again
SH: No, I was super embarrassed—
RW: I think it happened to me in 4th grade….in my friend’s house.
SH: Yeah, the friend showing it  
RW: I saw it accidentally
HN: Right right right
RW: Back then, I received a shock!
JS: The friend that everyone’s talking about must be the same friend!  
RW: What about Hoon?
HN: For me…in 5th grade?
RW: It’s all during 3rd, 4th, 5th grade
HN: Doesn’t it happen during elementary school for everyone?
JS: So it’s like that, huh
SH: I’m the sunbae (in regards to seeing erotic scenes)
HN: Ah, sunbae, my sunbae-nims~
RW: Jisook, in the protected dimension…
JS: Yes, I still haven’t seen it.
All: (laughs)
JS: Yeah, I don’t know what it is.  
RW: Seventeen, you understand right? Just (answer) like this~
SK: Please save us…
RW: I won’t ask then?
SK (nods): Ah…
RW: Because it’s their first time
HN: We’ll protect you.
RW: Then things like kiss scenes.
SK: Ah, yes!
RW: When did you first see it?
SK: Ever since I was little, I saw them, while watching things like dramas…I didn’t watch it because I wanted to but…
JS: The way he’s getting embarrassed is cute right!
All: (laughs)
JS: No, it’s okay if you’ve seen it, what’s the big deal?
SK: Manager-nim, I’m sorry! Yes, I think I saw it in elementary school.
SH: When I was little, I was watching Tarzan, and when Tarzan kissed the girl I was like “Ohh”! It was too racy!
HN: Me too, me too
SK: When you’re watching animations, there’s a lot of those kinds of things
DK: Leopard print
SH: Yes, leopard print…(giggles)
(all guys break into laugher except Hoon)
JS: Oh, these men are weird!
HN: Leopard prints are that erotic!
RW (to Soohyun): Don’t laugh
SH: Ah yes, I’m sorry
RW: Warning~
DK: Yes, sorry
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