I just read that stupid "I want bisexual Weiss but the RWBY boys are lame post" and I can't fucking believe FNDM. Goddammit, they were bitching about Jaune not leaving Weiss alone, but now he backs off, they accuse him and Neptune of treating her like a possession? And what the hell did Sun and Adam do get on their shit list? Look FNDM misandrists, I'm sorry no guy wants to go out with you, but stop projecting your views on guys unto fictional characters. It's pathetic.
I’m going to get in trouble for this because I might not articulate this well enough, but dammit the FNDM’s pissing me off too much to just leave this unaddressed. (and also so that it doesn’t get pushed to page 2 in my inbox and I just forget about it)
You can complain about Jaune hogging the spotlight all you want and you’ll have some amount of merit. (even as somebody who likes Jaune, the title characters need development far more than him.)
But this whole mess with him and Weiss, why the fuck is everyone Demonizing Jaune but ignoring how Weiss isn’t exactly making things better? And how this whole thing probably wouldn’t have even happened if Pyrrha took her own goddamn advice and spit it out to him at the start?
From Jaune’s perspective: He genuinely has feelings for her. But he can’t express them properly or get a word in edgewise without spaghetti flying out of his pockets (or for those of you who don’t speak 4chan, being ridiculously socially awkward). He keeps fucking up, and as a result, he feels that if he could at least properly say what he wants to, he could at least have a shot with her.
This isn’t an issue of male entitlement or “I DESERVE to be in a relationship with Weiss because I say so”. For fuck’s sake the scene where he backed off when he saw her ask out somebody else should’ve been proof enough of that.
Sure you can say it’s dumb he can’t take a hint, but it’s not like it’s horribly out of character for him to make dumb decisions based on his own feelings of inadequacy. (See: how he lied his way into combat school despite not even knowing basic the metaphysics of the setting because he wanted to be worthy of his family name.)
Is it justified? Not really.
But my God, If half the shit Tumblr said about Jaune were true, we’d be seeing scenes of him sniffing her used panties or going through her trash for hair to put on his used-chewing gum-Weiss shrine, Helga Pataki style
…Okay I could’ve sworn she had bits of his hair for her shrine, but whatever you get my point.
From Weiss’ perspective: Most of the boys who ask her out only do so because she’s rich/(in)famous, and she assumes Jaune’s no different. We know Jaune does not have that as his motivation, but she does not.
Jaune may not be able to express how he feels properly, but Weiss’ quickness to shoot him down doesn’t help his “she won’t listen to me” mindset.
Yes Weiss has every right to turn him down, but it’d be a lot more helpful if she would communicate with him a bit more and just flat-out say “you’re making me uncomfortable, please stop.” (she always seemed to have expressions closer to “ugh this guy’s annoying” than “ew, this guy’s creepy” to me, but I guess that doesn’t really matter.)
Because AGAIN, if he has enough sense to back down watching her ask out Neptune, odds are he’d comply with her telling him that she’s not interested in the most blunt and unavoidable way possible. As opposed to mainly slamming doors in his face.
And speaking of Neptune, how sheltered do you have to be to think that a statement meaning “I don’t wish to court this woman anymore, and I think I understand that you do. So allow me to disengage with romantic gestures towards this woman so that things are not complicated between you and I”
“ME MAN GIVE WOMAN TO YOU FELLOW MAN BECAUSE DA WOMAN IZ ME PROPERTY”?
Like say what you will about Neptune turning her down because he was scared of dancing (because that IS kinda douchey, shooting someone down because of your own self-image and apparently not bothering to tell them why), but how the fuck do you hear a goddamn figure of speech and come to the conclusion that he’s giving her away like some object?
You’d think the FNDM would appreciate that a bit more considering if Neptune and Jaune didn’t come to an agreement with Weiss, we’d have more love triangle bullshit because they’d be busy tearing at each other’s throats.
something that last I checked, was something that we were near-unanimously against.
At any rate, I’m just glad that not only did Pyrrha finally confront him about the matter of her pedestal syndrome (even if she didn’t flat-out say “I want to bone you”), and Jaune had enough sense to not only get the gist of it, but to keep his promise and dance with her too.
Definitely a step in the right direction.
I hope things continue to go this way, not only as an Arkos shipper, but so that we can wrap this up ASAP if for no other reason than to give the FNDM its sanity back.
Now we just need the Queer characters to show up and maybe the FNDM can go back to being fun again.