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Adam and BMBLB
So the RWBY hate boner as been increased since V6 C12. And people really have been hating the show because of Adam’s death and of the BMBLB moment. Personally, I think dropping a show because one character (especially if that character is overrated like Adam) is childish. And dropping it or not liking it because of the ship is also pretty ridiculous. Keep in mind I had criticized it a bit in my last review, but then I found a video by the YouTuber Xiao Long (yes I get a lot of info from YouTubers, but they actually try so sue me) that made me remember that BMBLB has actually been in development since V1 and V2.
Here’s the link to her video:
https://youtu.be/5dWpkduYS8Q
You’ve probably figured out that I’m going to be talking about the points from her video, but only in the BMBLB aspect. I’m also not going to bring up every point, for fair use.
Adam
I’ve already explained how I felt about Adam, and I still stand with it. Adam was just
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RWBY Volume 6 Thoughts
So with the end of volume 6, we find ourselves in Atlas where things might not turn out as easy as our heroes thought. Cinder and Neo have some nice new threads (with Cinder changing her color scheme) and are getting closer to the main action. And from the post credit scene, it appears as if Salem might actually be joining in the fight. Also did anyone else get the reference? Flying monkeys, Wizard of Oz, I’m sure you got it. But time to talk about the volume itself.
Let’s begin with what I think is the biggest elephant in the room, Adam’s death. So far I’ve seen fans being very positive about it while the only two critics I watch were not. Muffin Man Dan in particular apparently dropped the show because of it (and no offense to him, he can do whatever he wants, but concerning past videos he’s made about being a critic of RWBY, that’s pretty hypocritical of him). But when it comes to Adam’s death to me, I really don’t mind it at all. Adam
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I Think I Finally Understand Ruby (RWBY)
Ruby Rose, the main character of RWBY, has had some controversy around her for a while, mainly when it comes to development. Some would consider her underdeveloped, a bad protagonist, and some would even suggest that she’s not the real main hero. Volume 6 is changing things for her, and I like that, but it still gets me thinking about her. In the past, I’ve made a journal about Ruby and certain things about her that I would like to know about, and I feel like I’m about to completely undermine that by telling you what I think here. But, I think I have her figured out. Why we haven’t been given so much background or information on her compared with every other character in the show.
So, let’s first compare her with the other characters in the show. Weiss grew up with an abusive father and a drunk mother and people see her as a stubborn princess who comes from a discriminatory family. Blake wants to unite human and Faunuskind while dealing with an obsessive e
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Thoughts on RWBY V6 So Far
Okay, so RWBY is pretty much at its mid season right now, so I would like to make my thoughts on it.
First off, I knew Cinder would be alive. However, we know that things are going to be different with her. Not in that she’s working with Neo, which is a welcomed surprise for me, if only if someone didn’t spoil it, but we know that Salem is setting Emerald and Mercury after her. With that in mind, I believe Cinder is going to be somewhat of a wildcard in the show, fighting against RWBY and eventually doing the same with Salem’s Faction.
Now it took me watching the 2nd chapter to realize that Jaune was absent up until the 7th chapter. And I loved that absence. If you don’t know me, I’ll leave two links to some journals I made about Jaune in the description so you can understand my feelings towards him, but besides that we also had absent Ren and Nora. I would like you to hear me out on this, because I love Ren and Nora as much as the next person, the fact th
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The Good Man
Once upon a time there was a boy who lived in a forest. This boy was raised in a hate filled home, with an angry papa and a mama who left to be with the angels. Every day the boy endured his poor life in his miserable home made of sticks and logs, and at night he would say his prayers upon his bed in the hopes to hear his mama for the first time.
Though he daydreamed for a better life, on a peculiar day he was tasked to collect wood for his fireplace, for autumn had reached its final month and the forest would soon be covered in a frigid blankness. However, being too focused on his task, the young man discovered he ventured deeper in the environment than he should’ve and lost his way home. It didn’t matter how much he yelled for his papa or which direction he looked, he couldn’t find his cabin nor the trail that took him back to his cabin. Feeling defeated, the boy dropped what he had and wept. He wept and wept, until suddenly, “Young man, where are your parents
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Theory: Yatsuhashi is the White Fang Lieutenant
Yatsuhashi and the White Fang Lieutenant, two different people or are they one in the same? This is probably an underrated theory that might actually be true. When I first came across this, it was because of a fan art I saw that had Yatsuhashi and the Lieutenant in a split screen, which really got my gears turning. Though, I should say that while this theory has the potential to be true, it also has the potential to be false due to some continuity issues involving the two, which I’ll talk about later. And just like with the last “Theory” I did, I’m not going to explain the evidence in this paragraph, since it would be simpler to explain them in their own paragraphs. With nothing else said, let’s begin.
First off, we need to compare their appearances. But that’s not easy since the Lieutenant wears a face mask. However, the first thing we can take away is that the two are the same height. They were actually the two original giants of the show, not just
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Fictional Fighting IV
Today, we’re talking about swords! Before the invention of firearms, swords were the primary weapon of choice for many warrior classes throughout world history. As a matter of fact, just by saying the word, one might automatically think of knights, samurais and or pirates. Swords have also become a staple in the fantasy genre of fiction, where a lot of times they’re seen as relics that seek out the one who’s worthy to wield them. The best known example of this is the story of King Arthur, when he pulled Excalibur from the stone. And if that’s not the case, then swords represent the leadership role of any team, a common occurrence in the “Power Rangers” franchise where most Red Rangers have their own special swords or sabers.
Now in real life, most swords have a blade length of 2 to 3 feet, with some exceptions like rapiers (4 feet long) and claymores (5 feet long). There’s also certain longswords that range from under 5 feet to a little under 7
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Fictional Fighting III
Today we’re going to be talking about what I consider a bit of a hot topic to martial arts fans, when really it’s questionable in terms of its effectiveness. Today is about pressure points. Pressure points have been a concept for as long as there has been acupressure and acupuncture and has been a staple in eastern medicine. Then some combat enthusiasts in India (which is an assumption since Indian martial arts are one of the earliest recorded fighting styles even before Kung Fu, but that’s just a guess) thought that utilizing these concepts would be a good way of fighting. Some of the best known fighting styles that claim to use pressure points include: Tai Chi from China, Aikido from Japan, Hapkido from Korea and Systema from Russia. And while this concept has been mentioned in pretty much all forms of media, it’s probably most notable in the “Fist of the North” franchise, which has a fictional martial art that utilizes attacking the opponents pres
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Theory: Ruby and Yang are Faunus
I, seriously don’t know how this crack pot theory came up. Two girls that we’ve known since their respective trailers being Faunus. Also, one of them is apparently a dragon Faunus… yeah, the theory is that Ruby is a dog Faunus and Yang is a dragon Faunus, and it’s so because while Taiyang is human, Summer was a dog Faunus and Raven is a dragon Faunus. I’m going to be blunt, this is one of those theories I can’t believe people actually support because of the obviousness that surrounds Ruby and Yang being humans. Honestly, this theory grinds my gears a little more than the first theory I typed about, and I hated that one. Oh, and traditionally I would list all of the evidence that supposedly supports this theory, but I’m going to skip over that with this one since I know it’s going to be really short anyway. Plus this theory only has one hole in it that takes it down, so I shouldn’t waist my time on it.
As I’ve said, Ruby (ever
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Theory: Nora is related to the mafia
Now, when I make these journals (or submissions I should now call them, though what’s the difference between them anyway? Seriously, what’s the difference between a submission and a journal? Please answer that question for me) I’m usually trying to debunk fan theories because I’m pretty sure that they’re not true. However, this is a theory that might actually be true. Nora Valkyrie, who is among the most popular characters in the show, being related to a mob family. I don’t know about you guys, but I giggle a bit when I hear this because, I mean can Nora really get anymore surprising than this? And like I just said, this is a theory that might actually be true! Let me lay down some evidence: This theory pretty much started out when Nora said her famous line “We’ll break his legs!”. Then there’s Nora’s hammer, which is a blunt weapon that could easily break bones just like a baseball bat (more on that later). And then the
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Fictional Fighting II
Today I’ll be talking about a reacquiring trope that everyone should be familiar with because it’s that recognizable. Today is about berserker modes or blood lusts. The term “berserker” comes from the the Viking warrior class of the same name. A typical berserker mode is when a character becomes enraged beyond control and fights like so, gaining an increase in strength, speed and physical resistance in the process, which is actually faithful to the original Berserkers of the Vikings who would self-induce rage to achieve similar capabilities. Though it’s not always perceived as pure anger, some blood lusts could be of a state of insanity that leads to an enjoyment for pain or could leave the character expressionless, but they usually unlock the potential through anger. This particular trope has become a staple in anime and has been attributed to some fighting games, but it has also been seen in the comics as well (with the only two characters that I know of
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Fictional Fighting
For a long time, I had shown off my affinity for anime. But now that it’s almost summer and I’m done with high school, I think it’s time that I start flexing a muscle that I’ve never actually showed off. Martial arts. Yes, I’m a long time fan of hand-to-hand combat, I actually became a fan of fighting long before I became a fan of anime. But why do I bring this up? Well, it’s because I want to talk about something new that concerns martial arts in the fictional multiverse that we all know and love. There’s a lot of things that TV, comic books, movies, and even OCs made by people misconnect with the violent arts, that I honestly can’t help to express my thoughts about.
With that little introduction finished, what I’m going to be talking about today is the concept of mastering or specializing in more than a hundred or every fighting style known. Personally, I can’t help to roll my eyes every time I hear about a character who has
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It’s been a while since I made another one of these. Fortunately I can easily get back into something when I forget about it. And today we’re making our stop in France to learn about Savate.

Created in the 19th century, many people have attributed Savate with being made by French sailors as a form of entertainment. But fighting on ships was by no means an easy task, so the sailors thought up a whole new style by using only kicks while using their hands to remain stable. This style eventually made its way to the port city of Marseille, where it remains relevant to this day, and was given the name Savate, meaning “old shoe” (more on that later). But the story doesn’t really end there. Marseille and other cities from the north were crime ridden, so to protect themselves upperclassmen looked to Savate and refined their techniques, turning it into a form of street fighting. If it wasn’t for this aspect, Savate would probably not be the style it is today.

Those who are familiar with Savate may first think of its competitive form, where Savateurs wear leotards as their “dress”. But what the sport is better known for is being one of the only kick-boxing styles that allows wearing shoes (which is why the art is called old shoe). In fact, Savate shoes are similar to wrestling boots, but with reinforced toe and heel. The combat itself is very much like if western Boxing and Taekwondo were perfectly combined, though the sport only allows foot kicks and punches. On the contrary Savate is not just a sport. Keeping with its roots, one could learn Savate du Rue (Street Savate) which also teaches elbows, knees, locks, takedowns, and sweeps.

Savate is taught worldwide, especially across Europe. And has made itself prevalent in today’s media. Marvel Comics has a villain named Batroc the Leaper, who is a Frenchman and an expert of his countries fighting style. And in anime, Savate inspired the Black Leg style from One Piece and is the martial art of choice to one of the main characters of Medaka Box.

While many people may not think of France as a country full of tough people, in reality the French love and appreciate martial arts. So much so that they created one of the most intricate and dangerous styles ever. And whether you’re wanting to be a professional fighter or just want to learn self-defense, Savate can help you with both.

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It’s been a while since I made another one of these. Fortunately I can easily get back into something when I forget about it. And today we’re making our stop in France to learn about Savate.

Created in the 19th century, many people have attributed Savate with being made by French sailors as a form of entertainment. But fighting on ships was by no means an easy task, so the sailors thought up a whole new style by using only kicks while using their hands to remain stable. This style eventually made its way to the port city of Marseille, where it remains relevant to this day, and was given the name Savate, meaning “old shoe” (more on that later). But the story doesn’t really end there. Marseille and other cities from the north were crime ridden, so to protect themselves upperclassmen looked to Savate and refined their techniques, turning it into a form of street fighting. If it wasn’t for this aspect, Savate would probably not be the style it is today.

Those who are familiar with Savate may first think of its competitive form, where Savateurs wear leotards as their “dress”. But what the sport is better known for is being one of the only kick-boxing styles that allows wearing shoes (which is why the art is called old shoe). In fact, Savate shoes are similar to wrestling boots, but with reinforced toe and heel. The combat itself is very much like if western Boxing and Taekwondo were perfectly combined, though the sport only allows foot kicks and punches. On the contrary Savate is not just a sport. Keeping with its roots, one could learn Savate du Rue (Street Savate) which also teaches elbows, knees, locks, takedowns, and sweeps.

Savate is taught worldwide, especially across Europe. And has made itself prevalent in today’s media. Marvel Comics has a villain named Batroc the Leaper, who is a Frenchman and an expert of his countries fighting style. And in anime, Savate inspired the Black Leg style from One Piece and is the martial art of choice to one of the main characters of Medaka Box.

While many people may not think of France as a country full of tough people, in reality the French love and appreciate martial arts. So much so that they created one of the most intricate and dangerous styles ever. And whether you’re wanting to be a professional fighter or just want to learn self-defense, Savate can help you with both.

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Thanks for the fave on the Blake Belladonna Style Selector! If you haven't already, please take the style survey to let me know your favorite hairstyles for her.
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Hey, Happy Birthday.
Thank you kindly for all of the faves, dude!
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Thank you
And hey, I like it that you show Ruby as a badass
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Thank you.
I am trying to make Ruby not some push over, but damn near god-like in most of these crossover images make.
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Also, when it to your Black Rose AU. Did it say that was a comic?
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Hey happy birthday!!
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