Nora, no, you’re not gonna leave the episode off on that note, are y–nope. Too late. She did.
Alright then! Ruby and Weiss, Yang and Blake, Pyrrha and Jaune, and Nora and Ren are our pairings. These are very interesting groups. I’m actually especially interested in Nora and Ren’s because they’re the only two who already have an established relationship and actually wanted to be together in the first place. Not having any bonding funtimes to go through will probably get them way less of a spotlight than, say, Ruby and Weiss for a while, but it’ll also spare us a lot of – dare I say it – routine shenanigans that’ll end up in them becoming better friends anyways. Well, maybe we’ll get a cool Ruby vs Weiss fight scene out of it. The point is that Ren and Nora have an advantage and it’ll be fun to watch them exploit it.
Besides the giant black snake, which had the best design, the monsters in general are…okay. They’re mindless dangerous fighting dummies, I totally understand. Everything starts off with low-level bad guys before it gets to the real villains with actual character and motivations. Fight the point of conflict, develop the character relationships, and then advance the plot some and you have a winning formula. That’s all the show needs for now.
But anyways, that’s selling RWBY short. It’s a great show waiting to pick up some speed! See you then!
I was trying not to love Pyrrha so dang much and then she turns out to be straight-up magical, goshdarn it. And now Jaune is too! I know, I know, Aura, everybody can be magic if they want, but Jaune has a healing factor. And that’s coooool. Too bad Aura makes their shields redundant, though.
AHAHA I was planning on being grossed out by this death but look at the subtitles, oh my god. I only turned them on by accident and it was worth it.
“OH NO A SNAKE STAB IT” *squish, whoosh*
But really, that’s probably the most fluid fight scene we’ve had to far! Exposition…monsters are the manifestations of grim, people use dust to fight the grim on the side of light. Like I believe I’ve mentioned before, I’m a huge sucker for light vs dark epics, so I am totally okay with this. Aaaaas long as we get some kind of evil godlike physical embodiment of grim towards the end.
Well, Pyrrha and Jaune were first, but I was close!
Aura, huh? I love aura stuff! That probably explains how Weiss could sense the monkey thingies before they came out of the bushes last episode. I hope they develop this. Maybe it’ll have something to do with glowy light powers.
Also, um, Pyrrha honey, you might want to seek some help for your voice acting there, it’s sounding a little…dead.
You know, part of the reason why I don’t update too often is because I’m getting quite sidetracked lately by all the good cartoons I’m trying to find. I went through a stale period for a while – obsess over Steven Universe, obsess over Undertale, rinse, repeat – but lately I’ve been finding so many more shows to watch. Young Justice, My Little Pony, D.N. Angel, and top it off with trying to catch up with Homestuck in time for 4/13 (I’m on act VI!). RWBY gets pushed to the side a lot.
But that’s sort of an excuse to mention all the stuff I love and want to obsess over with people, so enough of that. Let’s get going!