I really hope RT get that UI designer they're looking for. While the new video site looks lovely and sleek (and works!) the UI needs work.
Hopefully the community side of the site will be next to get some love.
8 months agoscheree Artist
I’m like buzzing on a weird internal cocktail of excitement and stress because I fly to New Zealand tomorrow (I’ll post something separate about that). I’m kinda bored, and procrastinating so I’m gonna type for a while about my whole 2 RWBY theories. I’ve been thinking about these and figure it’s time to get that thinking down somewhere. So hang tight and I hope you enjoy my crazy ride.
1. Oscar Ozpin… the Wizard?
So we all know the story of the maidens yea. Girls gifted powers by a wizard. When they die the powers move on to a new host. We haven’t met any alive (YET! BIG YET!) so we don’t know what happens in their head, like if it’s like what’s happening to Oscar with the previous maiden talking to them or just, hey I woke up one day and have cool nature powers and these people found me avatar style to train me to be a badass. But I’m not here to talk about the maidens. What I want to talk about is the wizard.
With Oscar we have look into what’s happening with this magical passed down through the generations super power. He has the voice of the last ‘host’ in his head guiding him on what to do. Qrow seems to know what’s going on, which leads me to think Ozpin would have clued him in on the, ‘this is what happens when I die. Codeword is gimmie back my cane’.
Now I feel like if the wizard was all powerful enough to give the girls planteer powers (alternate theory, what if silver eyes is the heaaaaart) what’s stopping him from still being around. But it’s been like 1000 years, he was an old hermit man scheree. You’re running crazy on stress get some sleep girl. Now I’m just running with mostly my own ideas here, but if he was that powerful I figure he might still be around, or the equivalent of him might still be around.
What if the wizard is the voice in Oscars head. The sweet sounds of Shannon McCormick, the voice we know as Ozpin. What if the wizard has been moving around from host to host over the many many many years and is the one who knows what’s going on.
I though about the ‘what if Ozpin was just the last host of the power and he had the previous host in his head guiding him’ but he seemed way to sure of himself in his knowledge and his ability to be able to come back after facing Cinder for me to think that. Like he’s too, I know what’s happening, see you in a few when I get my new flesh body back y’all.
Oh but but scheree the voice in Oscars head is the voice we heard from physical Ozpin. SHHHHH possible person thinking that, this is a show. A cartoon. That makes sense from the perspective in that we are an audience are watching the show. It wouldn’t make any sense if we had been introduced to random new character Oscar with OH WHAT RANDOM NEW VOICE THAT’S IN HIS HEAD WHAAAAAAT.
McCormick’s voice is familiar, the audience connects with that and is intrigued and without wasting time trying to re-educate you on why you should like new kid Oscar and the voice in his head, it ties Oscar’s story to the mysterious one we already know as Ozpin and lets us continue. We learn as Oscar learns. I’m gonna leave it at that. Go to film school if you wanna learn more about story audiences. Heck go to advertising school too while you’re at it. I’m learning so much stuff about audience in a marketing sense it ties surprisingly well into making stuff. MOVING ON.
My other theory, backing my thought that the wizard is the voice in the back of the hosts (Oscar) head, is that for a brief moment he was one of the narrators. He seems familiar with Salem and mentions that maybe she has simply long forgotten.
I feel like, and this is me talking as a storyteller who is invested in making good stories, that the Wizard and Salam have been at odds, war maybe even, for a long time. For them to know the stories, the history of how the world came to be. For Salem to be sick of the world, know how easily people can be corrupted and to be trying to destroy it, while the Wizard remembers and gives humanity a chance to fight back. Ying yang, light dark, good evil, Balance. One can’t exist without the other.
Maybe he’s tried to stop Salem before, maybe all he can do now is help prepare the people. Maybe once he interfered too much. Maybe he once too lost hope in humanity than four girls showed him kindness and he instead chose to give them a gift and help them fight back.
Maybe the Wizard and Salem created the world.
I’ve sort of lost track of what I was writing. tl;dr Ozpin maybe is the wizard who’s lived for ages and Oscar is his new flesh body host in the fight against Salem.
Will be interested to see the dynamic between them. Like is Oz just a voice and can only offer guidance his flesh body host or could he possible gain control either by cooperation with the host or by brute force of will. Like Oscar being all, I don’t know how I’m doing this cool moves help me I can’t control my limbs. Anyway, only time will tell.
Man I typed a lot there. I hope it makes sense and is at least a bit entertaining.
Anyway ON TO MY NEXT CRAZY THEORY!
2. Penny 2.0
Hold up, hear me out. This isn’t just because I love Penny. I have a legit theory idea here.
So Penny was probably an experiment so Atlas robo army can try to integrate their robo army into the world without the people of the world being up in arms and going OH HEY ROBO ARMY, WHAT CHA DOING. An army that just looks like regular people is less likely to cause problems yea? They’re just a bunch of huntresses and huntsmen doing their job… helping the army…
Anyway Penny’s sentient, essentially an AI. She can generate an Aura. Hot Dog Pinocchio she’s a basically a real girl, just with more wires.
So there will be no Penny 2.0. That much has been confirmed (Excluding the fact they could just be straight up lying, which lets face it is well within their rights to prevent s p o i l e r s). Makes sense, the world saw the girl get sliced into pieces. Her suddenly alive again would make people question a lot of shit, Atlas army probably don’t want to deal with that. Would be one hecka crazy day down in PR.
But she was probably a very big, very expensive Military experiment. And who and their right mind would be dumb enough to send their expensive robot AI with working Aura out into the world without making a backup? Whether it’s the base code that grew into the Penny we all know and love or a version of her experiences/consciousness up to the point of her last backup before leaving for Vale.
My idea is that if we ever do get to see a Penny 2.0 it won’t be as Penny. Maybe it’ll be Penny’s “younger sibling” Nickel or Copper. (Eeeey I worked hard to come up with those names)
With all the work that went into building Penny as a character, what she is and where she came from it would be a colossal waste to not see something done with this and evolve it eventually back into the story (hear me writers. Please don’t ditch the Aura bot. So much potential). Not right away of course, we’re like half a world away and none of the girls are in a position in their personal stories for Atlas Military to be relevant right now. Except maybe Weiss because of the whole Winter connection but I’m not putting thought into that.
Anyway anyway tl;dr A Penny 2.0 wouldn’t be the Penny we know and love because she evolved from her relationships with Ruby and the crew and experiences in Vale. But there is potential for there to be a “twin” or “sibling” which personally sounds much cooler and keeps the connection to Penny over ditching the robots with aura concept or using a 100% fresh AI with zero connection other than heeey another robot kid with Aura. Like with what I said with the magic Ozpin voice in the last theory. Why waste time re-educating your audience when we can connect it to a fan favourite which people will immediately want to connect with. That’s sort of where my twin/sibling theory comes from. Looks/sounds kinda like Penny but is not Penny.
Alternatively, if they were able to salvage the consciousness of the Penny we all know and love I imagine the same sort of deal. She can’t just be put back into the body of the girl who ‘died’. The world saw her dead, but that doesn’t mean she can’t still be a ‘twin’ or ‘sibling’ with a wink and a name change.
I mean it would be hilarious if new totally-not-Penny had to reteach Ruby and co that hey it’s me your friend Penny but don't call me that or vice versa with Ruby being all like FRIEND! And Backup Bot not-Penny being all wtf who are you meant to be, I've learnt in the timeskip since Penny bot 1.0 died to not be like 1.0.
Anyways woo my washing is done. Time to go finish packing and think more about ideas. Hope you are all doing good and have enjoyed this crazy mind dump of a read. Man I wrote a looooot. I'm looking forward to seeing where this next volume of RWBY takes us.
1 year agoscheree Artist
Long post is long but HAVE SOME VOL 4 RWBY CHIBIS that I totally do not keep forgetting to post
okay lies, I did repeatedly
(also some wallpapers at the end)
I have so many theories about Oscar. AHH!
! Please do not repost these anywhere !
So are you team RWBY?
Or team RNJR?
1 year agoscheree Artist
Life update journal because I promised that like forever ago and NOW I'M HERE. It's been so long. I don't remember when I last posted about life and something that wasn't art related.
How are you guys? I'm going pretty good. Been busy making comics and animations, commissions, hitting up conventions and working part time at my awesome game studio day job (still can't believe it's real). Home life kind of isn't great but I think I'm just over living in a share house and dealing with my housemates. So many toxic issues. I want my only place with my own internet where no one can suck up the entire download speed or leave dirty dishes in the sink for weeks on end.
I stayed in an awesome apartment last weekend for a convention and whoa I've long since forgotten that a home can be actually be warm and not require you to wear 3 layers. And it ain't even proper winter yet.
Trying to figure out what I'm allowed to do with work in terms of supplemental income. I want to maybe start a patreon for behind the scenes stuff for longer projects that I don't post about (comics and animations/videos). It's a slight gray area for the day job because I'm part time. At least I'm permanent now. No more stress about being sick and not being able to pay the rent. Yay for sick leave. Speaking of which finding a good doctor is hard. Last two I saw were some old guys who's response to my problems where 'that happens, it's a women thing'. Nope nope totally unacceptable. I'm not gonna share medical things but that's just not right.
What else has been happening. I will not be at RTX in Austin this year (awww) because of money (double awwwwww) but I did however, at the end of last year ish sometime apply for some stuff to get a green card to move over to the US which I find out about real soon. I'm kind of in a weird state right now about it because I find about it so soon. Like I've wanted to do this for so long but at the same time my life has literally stabilised for the first time in several years so I've got some weird buyers remorse thing going on of do I want to leave stability and still want this. I know deep down it's still a big fat yes I do but at the same time I'm an anxious ball of putty. Starting over is scary and it's been so long since I've seen and talked to so many of you guys and I know it's on me but like I don't want to bother people so I don't talk. It's some messed up social anxiety going on, same thing that stops me from replying to people on twitter. Write a tweet and never hit send. This is what happens when you're a hermit for way to long. I need positive people. And hugs and waaaaaaay more frequently than the maybe one a week I currently get.
Why am I being such a downer. What's something nice that's happening scheree. Nice and happy. Well if the green card thing does go ahead I should know by the end of the year if I'm approved all good and proper to move. What else, what else. I started collecting pins. Oh gosh I fell down that rabbit hole. Break one collecting habit, start another. Got into D&D good and proper over the last year. Got no one to play with though so I suck up whatever shows I can get my hands on. Critical Role over on Geek & Sundry is by far my favourite. I want to try tell a story/comic using dice roles to determine stuff one day. Not today though. Got too many of my own projects on my plate.
I got an Xbox One back at christmas time. I love it. Played Dragon Age Inquisition all the way through. Good fun that. Debating on it I want to get a Switch which I pretty much just want for Breath of the Wild. And mobile Stardew Valley. Oh man how I do love Stardew Valley. Good game to play while listening to podcasts and when I just need to unwind.
Started streaming to twitch which is the most awesome thing ever. I've been wanting to switch over to them for years and it's just never worked on my internet connections and now suddenly it does. I don't know if it was them supporting terrible internet or my ISP but I'm not gonna question it. Got to stream as part of RT World for Rooster Teeth's anniversary which was pretty amazing.
Oh man it's after midnight and I can't type straight anymore. so many spelling errors, help me auto correct. Time to go to bed I think. I've got some art to post but that might come tomorrow. Good night and sweet dreams friends. I miss y'all so very much <3
1 year agoscheree Artist
Gosh darn it I've been meaning to write a proper life update journal but I just haven't had time. I'll write it we I get back after this weekend.
In saying that I'm going to be at Gold Coast Supanova this weekend. Table 38 in The Alley. I've got new books (new comic yay!), limited number of old ones that aren't getting reprinted, new prints and a ton of old prints on sale for $5.
I stayed up way to late putting the books in plastic sleeves. One day I'm going to have space and own a second desk so I won't have to do this on the floor
Love you guys <3