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  • Aquillion
    replied to RWBY Volume 6
    It's been a long time since I saw that scene, so I might have to go back to refresh my memory, but I thought his response was more "yes, I can tell something is up, but it doesn't matter. The big picture is more important, and that means we have to deal with what people saw." (The big picture in this case being the risk of a catastrophic trust cascade failure leading to a massive Grimm invasion.)

    And in retrospect he wasn't wrong. Yang got a raw deal, but she was still acting like a spoiled child and failing to see what was really at stake (ie. a lot more than her personal...
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  • Aquillion
    replied to RWBY Volume 6
    1. That works both ways. If an argument is strong, and if it is backed by reputable, reliable evidence then it doesn't matter who makes it; but, conversely, that means that you shouldn't have to rely on someone else to make it, either. You should be able to just present the argument and the evidence yourself in order to convince us; you shouldn't have to link to a YouTube channel to make it for you.

    2. It's obviously not possible to validate all evidence and all assertions ourselves; in that case, we have to rely on the reputations of the sources doing the reporting. A source with...
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    Last edited by Aquillion; 02-09-2019, 01:47 AM.

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  • Aquillion
    replied to RWBY Volume 6
    The level of sexual harassment that can get you fired from work is far, far below the level that can get you in trouble with the law. What "courts of law" do you think would have been invoked here? Do you believe every single time he inappropriately hugged or kissed someone at a con, they should have called the police?

    As a voice actor, his work at cons was directly representing the company; he doesn't have to be perfect or polite at all times, but there's a bare minimum standard. If he was sexually harassing people while attending cons for the company - even relatively...
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  • Aquillion
    replied to RWBY Volume 6
    I mean, I can sympathize with the people who like that theory, though? It would be cool to have something happen that isn't strictly formula....
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  • I think the second post gets at an important point. (Which, in retrospect, I should have emphasized in my post a bit more, but I just sort of took it for granted that people would see it.) We're talking Watsonian reasons, but we need to step back and look at the Doylist ones for a moment.

    Having the entire universe collapse when SWLIHN dies (or drastically alter itself to the extent of an entire defining aspect of reality snapping out of existence) isn't very fun. It might sound fun to some people, but in practice it isn't playable in most games, which means that if someone says "killing...
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  • The Incarnae are slightly more connected to the things they manage than most other things in the setting, but even then, it's meant to be a "specific" sort of connection arising from their circumstances rather than a transcendent platonic form sort of thing. That is to say, at least in 2e, it was implied that the sun would be affected (though it wouldn't snuff out) if the UCS died, but that's because the sun itself is a physical thing directly tied to him and not because the UCS is some sole platonic embodiment of the concept of "sun" (or "perfection" or anything...
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    Last edited by Aquillion; 01-30-2019, 01:57 AM.

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  • Aquillion
    replied to RWBY Volume 6
    Almost of the wealth and privilege she inherited - plus the big famous title that meant so much to her - were all built, at least in part, on oppressing the Faunus. When she first met Blake her reaction was "eew, a disgusting Faunus terrorist who blows up my family's stuff for no reason!" And as I recall, the resolution to that - while it's been a while - was a weaksauce "racism is bad, mmkay" with a dash of "both sides have a point."

    But that doesn't, you know, make that history go away. As long as she identifies with the company, its wealth, and its...
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  • Aquillion
    replied to RWBY Volume 6
    I really disliked the way the Faunus arc was handled last season. We've gotten very little focus on the racism Faunus face or the reasons why the White Fang exists, and a huge amount of focus on the Faunus who go "too far." The show makes vague handwavy statements about how to make the world better, but aggressively hates on any concrete examples beyond just "be nice and hope racism just sort of fades away."

    The end result is that the current White Fang seems to have sprung from nowhere for no reason and is doing evil for the sake of doing evil (IIRC this was unambiguously...
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    Last edited by Aquillion; 01-24-2019, 03:12 PM.

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