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  • RvB 15.08 [FIRST SPOILERS]

    6 days ago

    anneapocalypse Shine bright like a Lina

    I was so busy last week, I flaked on making a real episode post, but I'm back!

    So we’ve met the imposters, and transitioned into what I’d call the third chapter of this storyline.


    And I’m really not sure yet how I feel about these new characters. We’ve learned a few things about them, but everything we learned really raised more questions than it answered.

    So Church is supposedly in UNSC hands, and the imposters are supposedly responsible for relaying his message to Chorus. Mm. I still don’t like it, nor do I necessarily believe it, but those are really two separate things.


    A bigger question in my mind, though, is: the imposters have identified themselves as other sim troopers, and they claim to have reasons for their actions, namely someone within the UNSC trying to mop up all traces of Project Freelancer. But to me, that still doesn’t really explain what they stood to gain by blowing up buildings and stealing supplies, when the UNSC already had it out for them. Are they going to claim they were just preparing to defend themselves? It feel not just unnecessarily violent, but unnecessarily complicated. The raids have only raised their profile and made it more difficult for them to hide.


    But perhaps the biggest question mark for me is this: I’m not sure at present whether the way they mimic the Blood Gulch troops–in color, in voice and mannerism, even down to the absence of Grif and Doc figures–is just for shits, or is meant to indicate that they are still, despite their claims, deliberately imitating. I’d honestly prefer the second. I’d rather have it actually be plot-meaningful in some way, because if it’s purely a gag and yet one we have to read as canon, then it becomes vaguely uncomfortable without being useful or meaningful. It’s coincidence for the sake of a gag that, honestly, isn’t particularly funny. Sure, we all still get a good chuckle out of the Blood Gulchers’ characteristic quirks, but I don’t particularly find them funnier just because they’re happening in stereo.


    Cooperating with these duplicates, too, raises the question of stakes for me, since not only do I not have any emotional investment in these new characters, but the dissonance of their similarity to the main cast sort of actively discourages me from caring about them–and this is coming from me, who gets interested in new characters pretty quickly. I’m easier than most. But it’s hard to sell even me on characters who feel like throwaways–characters who, in fact, feel like they need to be removed for things to be set right, like the Tuvix episode of Voyager or the two John Crichtons in Farscape. Their presence creates a constant low-level sense of wrongness in the viewer, that will need to resolve somehow for a satisfying conclusion.

    Some minor notes:


     - “Four-star bureaucrat sweeping us under the rug before he runs for office?” That sounds like Hargrove, except as far as we know, Hargrove was captured, but hmm.


     - I am enjoying the little documentary-esque segments at the beginning of the episodes! I hope those continue.

     - I particularly enjoy Simmons pretending to have no feelings about Grif while continuing to talk about Grif constantly. 

     - Okay, there’ve been some travel jump-cuts in RvB but this one takes the cake. I have absolutely no clue where this underwater base is in proximity to the desert gulch, and it’s… kind of disorienting. Like way more than usual.

    I’m by no means unhappy, per se, just eager to see where this all goes and how it resolves. Looking forward to next week, and hoping to see Carolina and Wash again soon.



  • [RvB 15.06] On Grif.

    6 days ago

    anneapocalypse Shine bright like a Lina

    So, Grif was my favorite part of this episode, and I mean, if my favorite part of an episode isn’t Carolina and she was there, that means it was damn good.


    Grif is my favorite member of Red Team. I’ve long felt he’s the most multidimensional of the Reds, and I love how much he’s developed over the years. Though Tucker is in the protagonist position for most of the Chorus trilogy, and thus gets the most character development, I’ve always felt like Grif’s side arc was fantastic, and his “I don’t want to be the one giving shitty orders that no one wants to follow!” is a favorite moment of mine.


    And it would’ve been so easy to just sort of plateau his character development there. Not stop, just… level out. He’s gone through all of Blood Gulch, being transferred away, getting a promotion and losing it. Underneath it all, Grif can care and he is capable of putting in effort when he chooses too, but he dislikes the responsibility of leadership, and the asking other people to take risks for you that comes with it. Nevertheless, season 15 Grif could’ve echoed Recollections Grif, and Chorus Grif, with his resigned “Let’s just do it already.”


    But Grif isn’t quite that Grif anymore.


    It’s worth mentioning that Grif functions here as a bit of audience proxy, and it’s not the first time Joe’s used that particularly device. Thus far, the audience proxy has mostly been Dylan, stating out loud theories Joe anticipated his audience would formulate–for example, “Those aren’t the real Reds and Blues, the weapons are wrong,” etc. It’s something he seems to be really good at, anticipating where the viewer’s mind will take things and putting a character right there with us to confirm, deny, or simply relate. So Grif, with his “Why can’t Church stay dead?” gets to be a stand-in for the members of the audience who feel similarly.


    Of course, that’s not all he is. This is the next step of Grif’s personal arc. After years of following the others around on their wild adventures, even volunteering for those wild adventures more than once and yet still being characterized as the lazy one–after embarking on multiple high-risk operations to save others, Grif is done. He just wants some peace. While the Freelancers argue with the rest of the Blood Gulchers over which fire to put out first, Grif chooses door #3. Grif doesn’t want to play anymore.


    And he is really, genuinely, deeply upset. Dylan thinks she can talk him out, smooth things over–she thinks that from watching the logs, she knows him well enough to do that. She doesn’t. 

    Wash thinks he knows Grif well enough to think he’ll come along for the ride, that his (in his mind) good-natured ragging about “look who finally decided to join us” will go over fine. Sarge thinks he knows Grif well enough to crack a joke and give an order and make him come back.


    They don’t.


    None of them know Grif as well as they think they do.


    But I think the one hit the hardest by that realization is Simmons, who doesn’t say a word. He just stands there, staring, as Grif walks one way, and everyone else walks the other. He seems completely at a loss.


    Then, too, their little hook-up probably has hell’s bells of unresolved feelings behind it. I’m not holding my breath for that to be touched on in canon, but I’ll admit, the way the camera lingered on Simmons, there… I wonder.


    Either way, Grif’s characterization has taken off in a direction that’s new yet not at all out of left field. I can’t wait to see where it goes, and how his relationships with the others change along with it.

  • Got this sitting around

    1 week ago

    Kareichi What

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    Genderswap isn't rly my cup of tea anymore but I sure loved this moment still.

    Edit: Ah shit, didn't mean to post on the news section sorry

  • Oh look, fanart

    1 week ago

    Kareichi What

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    So like, I didn't mean to upload my other thingie in the news section, sorry about that;;; Also, I've been so confused on this site on how to upload my rt fanart for people on here to see but now I think I got it.


    pls don't repost.

  • hi peepa

    2 weeks ago

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    hi peaple I'm Dan I'm glad to meet ya

    I'm 26 I skateboard I read and watch tons of rooster teeth and anime


    I'm here to be a part of the rooster teeth family everything I read or watch or listen too is poor gold thanks guys

  • [RvB 15.05] On that Halo thing.

    2 weeks ago

    anneapocalypse Shine bright like a Lina

    To be honest my biggest concern about Church coming back is that we’ll get a remix of the plot of Halo 5. (Spoilers for that game follow, so if anyone cares, you should probably back out now.)


    When season 15 was pitched, it was a pretty clear parallel to Hunt the Truth, for anyone familiar with it. (You can find it here, and I highly recommend listening to it even if you’re not into Halo, because it’s a great story.) Hunt the Truth was a promotional podcast/audio drama released prior to Halo 5. In it, journalist Benjamin Giraud is working a story about Spartan John-117, or the Master Chief, who appeared to have gone rogue and betrayed the UNSC. During his investigation, Ben finds a number of details that don’t add up, and finds himself embroiled in lies, military secrets, political intrigue, and rumors of unrest in the outer colonies. 


    See what I mean?


    I was definitely apprehensive about the idea of season 15 being, well, that closely derivative I guess (RvB has always been vaguely derivative of Halo but has never just borrowed a plot wholesale to my knowledge), but you know what, Joe hooked me early with good storytelling, and interesting characters, and my worries all but evaporated. Even if it was derivative, if it was a good story, I’d be on board.


    The potential reappearance of Church… well, that rings some Halo 5 bells. For the uninitiated (again, spoilers), at the end of Halo 4, the AI Cortana is nearing the end of her AI lifespan, and sacrifices herself to save the day, leaving her longtime Spartan companion and close friend John-117 behind. Again, sounds familiar. 


    In Halo 5, the big “twist” is that Cortana is alive… and is now the villain.


    Yeah, there are a lot of reasons why a lot of Halo fans do not consider this a good story.


    And given the already close parallels to Halo, Church’s reappearance in this context makes me nervous. I’ve written already about why I do not particularly want Church resurrected again, but I especially don’t want him to return as a villain. I hope Joe’s smart enough not to go this route; the blowback from Halo 5 was pretty loud if I understand it, and I would think you wouldn’t exactly want to pull from the playbook of a story with that much negative fan reception. But I’ll feel a lot better about it when I can clearly see that RvB isn’t going that route with Church.

  • [RvB 15.05] On [spoiler redacted].

    2 weeks ago

    anneapocalypse Shine bright like a Lina

    All right, so let’s talk about Church. 


    This post is much more personal feelings than theory. You might not agree with me and that’s fine–I understand that character deaths can be a sensitive subject and I am not interested in telling anyone else how they should feel. These are my personal feelings only. If you want Church back, you are welcome to want Church back and I’m not here to tell you otherwise. That said–


    I really do not want Church to come back.


    As of now, my working theory is that the holographic message is just that, a message, possibly something from when Epsilon was alive, possibly a manipulated voice recording or one constructed outright. While the word “Alpha” is clearly intended to make us think of Alpha Church, in context it sounds much more like he’s saying “This is Church from _ _ Alpha.” The double beat of static before Alpha makes me think he said “Crash Site Alpha,” but “Blood Gulch Outpost Alpha” is also a possibility.


    My favorite variant of this theory, courtesy of a comment from CheshireOfStars here on the site (man I wish you could permalink comments), is that the message is a trap intended to draw the Reds and Blues out of hiding, potentially to finish them off for good. I’m hoping it’s something in that vein.


    There are several reasons I do not want Church to come back.


    First, I’m just not a big fan of heroic sacrifices being immediately reversed. I said the same thing right after [spoiler redacted] died in RWBY; while there are times when it works, I tend to dislike denial of death narratives generally, though it really does depend on how it’s done. I didn’t mind Donut coming back, because his death had been so senseless that it was never particularly about his character development (the point of it was to be senseless, to show that Wash was at the end of his rope), and thus he had a lot more narrative value being alive.


    Church… well, Church is more complicated.


    Epsilon didn’t exactly pop up as a fully formed replacement goldfish for Alpha Church immediately following his death. In fact a lot of season 7′s plot is Caboose trying to figure out how to give Epsilon a body so that… well, so that they can be friends, mostly. Epsilontucker on tumblr 

    wrote some great stuff here about how Epsilon doesn’t immediately take on the identity of Church, how it takes some time for him to decide that “I’m Church now.” He grows into that identity over time. So Epsilon isn’t really a “Surprise! Alpha’s not dead,” not in that context (no matter how much the writers themselves just wanted to bring Church back). If the Church in this hologram is a living Alpha or Epsilon or fragment of Epsilon (epsilon!Epsilon if you will), his appearance would be much more of a “Surprise! Church isn’t dead!” if in fact that’s what he is. 


    Then too, neither Alpha nor Epsilon died for nothing. They both made a sacrifice, though for different reasons. I’m pretty firmly in the camp that Alpha did know what he was doing at the end, and did it for Tex and no one else; your mileage may vary on that one. Epsilon we know gave his life for his friends, in a final selfless act that we now know allowed the Reds and Blues to not only win their battle but take Hargrove prisoner. It’s also strongly hinted that he was closer to the end of his AI lifespan than the beginning, and that that might’ve contributed to his decision.


    I’m not going to say it necessarily cheapens a heroic sacrifice if the hero survives anyway, but I will say that I often find it unsatisfying. It’s not so much about believability, for me; it’s more that from a narrative standpoint, I feel like the writers are trying to have it both ways. They want all the emotional impact of a major character death in a dramatic manner, without the repercussions of actually losing that major character from the cast.


    And I gotta say that on a show where it’s been done a couple of times, it gets a little old. To put it bluntly: make up your mind, Burnie. You either want to keep voicing your very special Halo OC or you don’t. (And for the record, I’m not laying it on Joe if Church comes back because I’m 99% convinced that would be Burnie’s decision either way.) If you’re done, be done. Let it go.


    That’s the thing about Epsilon: his story is all about learning to let go. He’s the first version of Church who did. He’s the first one who decided to stop chasing Tex, to let her go and try to exist without her (and whether or not his forgetting Tex actually deleted her is another thing entirely and I’m not going to get into it here).


    Epsilon and Carolina learn that lesson together, the importance of letting go and moving forward–and Carolina is very clearly doing her best to do that, even in her grief. She is the carrier of the Church legacy–she is the spiritual successor to Tex (and really she has been since the Chorus trilogy but that’s another post and one I need to make). Wash carries forward the legacy (and the memory, literally) of Church the leader of Blue team, but Carolina carries forward the legacy of the Church family.


    Letting go has become a rather important theme in Red vs. Blue. Bringing Church back from the dead again does not play well with that theme at this point in time, regardless of which Church it is.


    The “Alpha” in the message is certainly going to stir up theories that Alpha Church wasn’t destroyed in the EMP, so here’s why I don’t want it to be Alpha, specifically:


    From both a character standpoint and a narrative standpoint, Alpha Church might not fit so well with the Blood Gulch characters anymore.


    That doesn’t mean they no longer care about him. It doesn’t mean they don’t miss him. But he has been gone for years. Alpha being dropped back into the cast would be a major adjustment at the very least. If Epsilon was pissed at Wash taking his place on Blue team, can you fucking imagine how Alpha would react to that? Alpha never showed the kind of affection for Caboose that Epsilon developed over time; how would he treat Caboose? How would he treat Tucker? Hell, Epsilon was gone for mere weeks and acted shocked and affronted upon his return at Tucker’s (then) modest character development. How would Alpha act toward him, having witnessed none of his development since Blood Gulch?


    Alpha and Epsilon were both Church, but they weren’t the same person. And I’m not saying I don’t like Alpha; I do, very much, and always have. But that’s not the question–it’s whether his return would make for a good story, and I feel that barring some very careful handling (of the sort that would take considerable time away from plot), no, bringing Alpha back to the cast would not be good story.


    As a final note, I really, really do not want this season to become a direct parallel of Halo 5… but that’s another post.


    In conclusion, I do not think bringing Church back in any iteration serves either the story or the extensive character development we’ve seen over the past several seasons, I don’t think it’s a good fit for the overall themes of the series, and I’m hoping the message is a red herring leading into some other kind of plot development.

  • [RvB 15.05] On character continuity.

    2 weeks ago

    anneapocalypse Shine bright like a Lina

    For most of us fans, I think, this episode was a real treat. Dylan and Jax have been a delight and carried the season very successfully thus far, and it was wonderful to see President (!!!) Kimball and Dr. Grey. But naturally, some of us were waiting eagerly for our old faves to show up: the Reds and Blues, and our Freelancers.


    One of my favorite things about this episode was how well it held together tonally. I think it struck a really great balance between Blood Gulch style shenanigans and emotional continuity from the heavier events of previous seasons, and did a great job of demonstrating how those things aren’t at odds with one another. These characters being themselves, being goofy and doing what they normally do (Sarge needing a new enemy! Donut burning down buildings with the misuse of scented candles!) doesn’t have to mean acting like everything else never happened. 


    Wash has quietly come a certain distance from his high-alert drill instructor self at the crash site on Chorus, afraid to let his guard down or ease up on training. Here, he seems truly relaxed, even enjoying the Reds and Blues’ antics and content to watch how even their most ridiculous plans play out. And him trying out a beard is funny, of course, especially the way Carolina delivers the line, but I think that’s character development too, in the sense that Wash can finally allow himself to be nonreg, to be something other than a soldier.


    And Carolina. Oh, Carolina.


    What more could one even ask for, for Carolina? True to her season 13 declaration to Epsilon, she seems to have full adopted the Reds and Blues as family, and has become every bit as protective of them as Wash. She’s one of them now.


    And despite her difficulties with taking down time (she can try, oh my darling, I laughed so hard), despite her obvious grief for Church (which I am so happy was acknowledged), in describing their time on the moon, she sounds happy.


    She sounds happy.

    Her scene with Grif was easily my favorite (I’ll never be over “You’re not ready, Padawan!”) but you know what else I love? Carolina not liking water parks very much! Carolina being bad at singing! Carolina showing some traits that don’t revolve around her need to be the best. Carolina being a full person, getting new development, having quirks of the sort that make her fit in more with the Blood Gulch crew.


    Carolina being dramatic about Wash growing a beard because holy shit she’s never seen him like that.


    Carolina laughing.


    Joe has obviously given a lot of attention to all these characters’ development from season 13, and with the level of character writing this episode delivered, I’m thrilled to see what comes next for them.

  • RvB 15.04 (FIRST SPOILERS)

    3 weeks ago

    anneapocalypse Shine bright like a Lina

    One of the really neat things about this season so far is how the plot is really clipping along. Theories are arising and being confirmed or disproved from one episode to another. Which is exciting! And shows a certain amount of faith in the audience, I think. It would’ve been possible to write a story that dragged out the reveal about the imposters to the back half of the season–but a lot of tension would’ve been lost, and we would’ve gotten impatient waiting for the real Reds and Blues to appear. It’s satisfying to guess and so quickly be proven right, and it keeps things interesting to guess and quickly be surprised.


    So I’m pretty happy with the way things are shaping up this far, even if not all of it is precisely what I’d hoped for.


    This episode defied my expectations in a variety of ways–starting with Dylan’s uh, dedication to getting inside for a story. Heh. To be honest, I like her having a lot of grit maybe to a fault–I wouldn’t, for example, want her to be just the reporter version of Kimball, much as I love Kimball.


    So, Dylan is married. I’m surprised, but not particularly broken up about it since I try not to get real deep into headcanoning for characters we’ve only just met. Her husband doesn’t sound like a bad dude, though it’s clear they’re having problems and might be headed for a split because that’s generally how this trope goes. I don’t really think RvB needed another canon f/m ship, but I also don’t have super strong feelings about it at this point in time. 


    Lieutenants! Dr. Grey! Dr. Grey being protective of Kimball! Dr. Grey seeing right through Dylan’s little shot-in-the-butt caper! Dr. Grey having some Words about the UNSC and the media! I have grown so fond of Emily and I’m so happy to see her again.


    And speaking of Kimball, while I can envision many roles for her in post-war Chorus, I appreciate canon making her the planet’s new president. Besides demonstrating that she’s been able to unite the factions enough to, presumably, be democratically elected, it shows a certain respect for her as a character and as a leader. Many viewers, myself included, noted that Kimball unlike Doyle was never referred to as “General” during the Chorus trilogy, which had the effect of subtly undermining her position, so it’s nice to see her given an official title of leadership and respect. (Oh, and I did love “General Doyle General Hospital.” That was a real nice touch.)


    Seeing Dylan interact with Kimball was pretty exciting, even if Lindsay’s voicing of Kimball did feel a little off to me. I’m not quite sure why, and I might need to go back and watch some Chorus-era Kimball to compare. Nonetheless, it was a treat seeing them interact, and even more of a delight to see Kimball’s dedication to protecting the Reds and Blues and respecting their need for some peace. My theory’s out the window, but I can live with that.


    That said, I have mixed feelings on the Reds and Blues having actually voluntarily left Chorus. I’m not the first to say that, I know. I think it’s tough to swallow when so many of us have spent two to three years imagining the Reds and Blues and their Freelancers settling down on Chorus, and making a home there. And that’s the kind of thing that Joe, as a new writer picking up where season 13 left off, may not quite realize. It’s understandable and I don’t necessarily want to come down on him real hard for that, but I think it’s something a lot of us are going to be “Hm” about.


    That said, I’m deeply interested in finding out where they’re hanging out. Long before we knew anything about RvB15, I had hopes they’d set some portion of it on Sanghelios, since parts of Halo 5 take place there and the environments are available. I don’t off the top of my head recognize the island environment (it’s been a long time since I played the game) but I would still absolutely love it if the Reds and Blues had taken a trip back to Sanghelios so Tucker could spend his vacation reuniting with Junior.


    I remain very pleased with this season overall, and excited for more.

  • Fan Art Friday #63: Church by Occuli

    3 weeks ago

    Becca RT Torturer

    It’s time for our weekly look at the best Rooster Teeth fan art from our community, curated by the fine folks at BIGBITE!


    This week’s featured artist is Brianna, AKA @Occuli, for this line drawing of Church from Red vs. Blue.  


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    Brianna is a graphic designer and illustrator based in Vancouver, BC. She created this piece at the end of Red vs. Blue Season 12 because Church holds a special place in her heart.


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  • RvB 15.03

    1 month ago

    anneapocalypse Shine bright like a Lina

    “I spent a fortune on this slipstream so you could hear me loud and clear.” I… what. Carlos, what. I don’t think that word means what you think it means.


    Okay, so. there are a lot of things off here, besides Carlos’ vocabulary. For one thing… this is not the Mother of Invention crash site. It cannot be.


    There’s no cliff. 


    This cannot be the same crash site. There’s no way the ship just… magically is suddenly nestled in a valley surrounded on all sides by mountains (dare I say: a box canyon), instead of at the edge of a cliff with arctic waters below. While this could just be the limitations of the Halo map, they went to the trouble of showing the recognizable husk of the ship and then... no cliff. Two characters got tossed off that cliff! It's important!


    So I say: this is not the real crash site. This is staged.


    And if Dylan’s intel on the Project led her here… well, that explains why her information is so off. “Every single former agent is either dead or missing,” sure, true enough. “Most of the disappearances happened since the Reds and Blues started their crime spree.” They most definitely did not. Every named agent except Wash and Carolina has been dead for years already.


    So: bad intel, staged location, and Red and Blue imposters poised to ambush our girl and her trusty cameraman. At least Dylan’s catching on quick!


    I can’t wait to see what she’ll find on Chorus.

  • Fan Art Friday #61: dangerst

    1 month ago

    Becca RT Torturer

    It’s time for our weekly look at the best Rooster Teeth fan art from our community, curated by the fine folks at BIGBITE!


    This week’s featured artist is Daniel Gerstner, AKA @dangerst, for this CG video featuring a C.T. from Red vs. Blue.  



    Daniel is an artist and student based in Georgia (according to him, “somewhere near the devil in that song”). He wanted to see Red vs. Blue in a realistic light, so he decided to make that happen. To create this piece, Daniel modeled it in Zbrush, textured it in Substance painter, rendered it in V-ray, and made a blood sacrifice to keep his PC running. It took 60+ hours between render time (re-rendering, saving, having a tantrum, pleading for a merciful god, and finally finishing it).


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  • Want to see something made from Aluminum Foil?

    1 month ago

    TheFoilGuy

    Leave your requests. I will happily make anything you'd like as long as it's relevant to and appropriate for this site.

  • Mountain Nerd ep. 10

    1 month ago

    colespock

    I talk about Mass Effect, Rick and Morty, RVB, and Doctor who. Also a new Evil Overlord Tip of The week.See it all here!

  • The New guy

    1 month ago

    Glennetc

    Long time fan but first time becoming a member. Ive kept up with RT since the second season of RvB back in 04. Im 23 and dont plan on ever growing up! Hopefully you'll catch me at RTX this year☺

  • Church | Trailer 1 [HD] | 26th Century UNSC FILM STUDIO (Logan Trailer Parody)

    1 month ago

    Adipose_Von_Crompwell Local Man.

    The unofficial Red vs. Blue Logan Trailer Parody Rip Off that no one has been asking for!

     


  • Red vs blue

    1 month ago

    Ns222e

    I like red vs blue the end

  • Rooster Teeth and Red vs Blue 14th Anniversary Special Post: Issue 2 of the "Red vs Blue: REC0VERY" Speculative "Preposal" Script for a Fan Comic

    1 month ago

    AgentWashingtub008 FIRST Member Star(s) Indication of membership status - One star is a FIRST member, two stars is Double Gold Crackpot of Coffee

    Guys, I can't really describe how important this company and this show (and the community that has formed around it) have become for me.  It's a home I can always come back to.  It's a sense of continuity no matter where I go.  It's been an example and an inspiration for me in my writing and the things dedicated people can create.


    So instead of rambling in that vein I'll continue to show you a small thing that I've created in thanks and response to Rooster Teeth and Red vs Blue.  I haven't only been sitting on Issue 1 for a while.  I plan on finishing the scripts (two more is the most likely scenario) soon, but the back-to-back release of the first half is what I've come up with as my original contribution to the celebration.  Who knows what kinds of fun I'll jump into tomorrow with what you all have to offer.


    As always your feedback is appreciated.

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    LAST TIME ON THE PAGES OF RED VS BLUE: REC0VERY


    #TellYourRvBStory

     

    This is a treatment for a mini-series of comics set around a story of RvB.  It is based largely around what I think happened but set in a way trying hard not to confuse continuity.  It’s a little hard.  This is very informal in that I do not know if it will ever go far beyond this computer.  It is a fan work done as an exercise and in appreciation of Rooster Teeth.  All comments in note sections are meant to be casual and entertaining.    Though a frame story is present it covers the beginning of Agent Washington’s career in the Recovery Program and ends around the same instance that began the BGC and Wash’s full time as RecoveryOne

     

    Since this is based off of a web-series filmed in Halo, the actual look of things is pretty obvious.  It’s Halo (specifically things will all (unless otherwise noted) be Halo 2 style things as that is the armor Freelancers had up until the events of Recovery One where Wash and South were able to get Halo 3 armor from PF or other military sources (and all of the Sim Troopers upgraded around that time too). 

     

    If I was doing the art it would be fully and accurately colored people with backgrounds largely shades of one or two colors and important objects being fully colored too.  Also I’m thinking heavy lines in a Jack Kirby style or like Lichtenstein.  The reason for this pop-art approach is because it hasn’t been done in RvB before, I love it, and I imagine Wash would be a fan.  This is his story.

     

    The following notes are present because I don’t know if everyone knows how a comic script works.  I certainly didn’t when I first read one (highschool).

     

    I think it would be best if odd pages were on the right, starting with page one on its own, and even pages were on the left.  The reveals and paired pages have been designed in this format.

     

    Though I’ll lay out what I plan on panels looking like most of the time, the standard will be a two across and three down grid.  Things like how wide or narrow a certain panel is in my mind will be addressed in the Panel Discription.  Also, for quick reference I will label panels like this 1-2-1 for page one, panel 2, row 1.  That panel would, in the six grid, be in the top right corner.  The panel in the bottom left would be labled 1-5-3.  This is a spec script, I understand things would change.  Speaking with the artist about layouts would determine their final placings.

     

    The phrase “bubble break” means that the dialog is in two seperate comments in connected bubbles but not interrupted by a second speaker.

     

    More Formatting notes:

    -Bold things are present to help locate important information.

    -Italics will be author notes. 

    -Things in [Brackets] will be panel or art discriptions.

    -Character lines will be presented with the character name above otherwise marked text.  If it is a narration box that will be implied after the colon (:).  All lines in the panel will be presented in the order they are said/probably should appear in a left-right up-down manner and if a character has multiple lines in a panel, that means multiple bubbles seperted as they have been in the script is intended.

    -Bold, italics, or any other format IN a character line is meant to be reflected in the speech bubble. 

     

    I see each character as having unique speaking/narration/saying-things-off-page boxes.  Here they are, and unless noted for one reason or another I see AI’s having techy-looking font and people having more organic looking ones (like Courier and Times New Roman but other pairs are fine).  Also Characters (especially AI) having colors in their speech bubbles is something I’d be fine with but it’s more work and ink than is “necessary.” This list is presented as Text Color on Box Color.

     

    WASH: Yellow on Gray (Perhaps differentiate Past Wash with this and “Present” Wash with Yellow on Light Blue)

    INTERVIEWER: White on Olive

    DIRECTOR: Light Blue on Black

    COUNCILOR: Black on Light Gray (Perhaps a Smoother font)

    ALPHA: Light Blue on White (AI)

    EPSILON: White on Light Blue (AI)

    47-9ER: Gray-Blue on White (I realize there’s a lot of blues here but that’s half the show)

    FLORIDA/FLOWERS: Black on Cyan/Aqua

    FILSS: Blue on Black (AI)

    WYOMING: Black on White (with a “British” font (Copperplate Gothic Light?))

    HARGROVE: Dark Gray on White

    TEX: White on Black (AI (Wash knows so why not?))

    OMEGA: Purple on Gray (AI)

    DELTA: Light Green on Dark Green (AI)

    GAMMA: Light Green on Light Blue (AI (maybe even more computer (pixely)))

    SIGMA: Red on Orange (AI)

    THETA: Red Pink on Blue Purple (AI)

    ETA: Aqua on Yellow (AI)

    IOTA: Yellow on Aqua (AI)

    MAINE: Brown on White

    YORK: Silver on Gold

    CAROLINA: Silver on Aqua

    NORTH: Green on Violet

    SOUTH: Lime on Lavender

    CONNIE: Light Gray on Brown

    VIRGINIA: Tan on Navy

    WEST: Brown on Navy

    INDIGNAT MECHANIC: Rose Pink on White

    RECOVERY FORCES: Their Accent Color on Dark Gray

    PROJECT FREELANCER TROOPERS: Standard Black on White (they’re not really all that important)

     

     

     

    And that, roughly two pages in, should cover what I’d like to.  Now we can get to the actual script.  Yay!


     

     

    -----Issue 2-----

     

    Cover

    This issue is about a few departures and how Wash was left in the middle of things (and a few other things about loneliness and being left behind) so what I imagine as the cover is a large white background with Wash (Gray suit) standing in the center (looking down?) with Alpha (as just light blue outlines over white) as his shadow off to the left (Wash’s right) and Wyoming to the right (Wash’s left) and they both are facing away from him. 

     

    Obviously if the artist or others involved reads the issue and has a cool idea, we can work with that too,

     

    Page 1

    As with the last issue this page starts on the first right page after the cover and something (a recap maybe or a cool thematic image) on the left inside of the cover  So all pages are odds on the right, evens on the left.  If there’s ads, just put them around non-splashpages or so they don’t ruin a reveal if they don’t have to.

     

    [Page 1 is like the last first page, focusing on the conversation happening “now” between the INTERVIEWER and WASH (Blue suit and obscured face if his helmet is off (and I’m more leaning towards this option for a “twist” in the final panel of the final issue)). 

    Remember the room is a simple interview room from the USNC (I don’t know why but I always envision red-ish lighting but as long as it’s military I’m cool).  On the single table is a bunch of space future equivalents of tape recorders and casefiles.  There is a two-way mirror in a spot where (theoretically) someone could watch Wash but we don’t get any angles where we see his reflection (because of the twist).]

     

    1-1-1

     

    [This panel is the top third of the page and WASH should be looking just a bit bored (twiddling his thumbs or messing with the documents.]

     

    Interviewer:

    The next major recording of note is a little later and I believe it indicates things settled rather quickly, especially when it came to putting the Alpha into his safe location.  Would you agree?

     

    Wash:

    I can’t be too helpful here.  The Alpha was always kept in the dark, but after the break-in they put him in isolation.  Apparently he was lethargic after brief contact with Tex-

     

    Interviewer:

    [Interrupting WASH] Agent Texas was able to make contact with the Alpha during the break-in?  Why didn’t she take him?

     

    Wash:

    Only The Alpha and Texas fully understand each other.  If she left him alone then the reason was good, I assure you.

     

    Panels 2 and 3 split what remains of the page in half (vertically).

     

    1-2-2

     

    [This narrow panel is over the shoulder of the INTERVIEWER]

     

    Interviewer:

    And yet, she went to Blood Gulch…

     

    1-3-2

     

    [Flip shot over WASH’s shoulder]

     

    Wash:

    You’re getting ahead of yourself.  A lot of things changed between the break-in and Blood Gulch. 

     

    Page 2

     

    2-1-1

     

    [Another montage page.  As the Director and Councilor talk, a scene of ALPHA running through a maze occurs where he once again slowly turns into EPSILON (becoming more light-blue and white than white and light blue).  His movements are purposeful, but he seems scared as well.]

     

    The Director:

    When will he be ready?

     

    The Councilor:

    He is still preparing and we are running tests to make sure he even will be ready.

     

    The Director:

    But when?

     

    The Councilor:

    The timeline is murky. At the moment there are just too many possible avenues to pin it down.

     

    The Director:

    We need him moved soon. 

     

    The Councilor:

    As soon as we can be sure things will go as planned, he will.

     

    2-N-N

     

    [EPSILON turns around a corner and the shot switches to a front-on of WASH coming around a corner of a concrete wall in snow only to duck back immediately because of gunfire.]

     

    Wash:

    I think I’m pinned down.

     

    47-9’er: [over the radio]

    You think?

     

    Page 3

     

    3-1-1

     

    [I see this panel as wider than the following one in the row.  A wide shot of Sidewinder full of troops, vehicles, and cover, like the opening of Reconstruction.  In the back you can just see WASH peeking out from behind a piece of the cover.  A tank is aiming at WASH.]

     

    FILSS: [over PA]

    Tank Lambda-zero-zero-eight firing main cannon.

     

    3-2-1

     

    [WASH is engulfed in a tank-round sized glob of the pink paint from the training sessions in season 9]

     

    Wash:

    Son of a bitch.

     

    3-3-2

     

    [The remainder of the page is a less-far-out shot of everyone abandoning their equipment and filing inside the MoI.]

     

    FILSS: [Still over PA (in a text box in the top left corner)]

    The simulation is now over, please proceed to your next duties.

     

    [TITLES AND CREDITS are in the center or bottom left corner]

     

    FILSS: [bottom right corner]

    Will someone please help Agent Washington out of the paint?

     

    Page 4

     

    4-1-1

     

    [Back to the six-grid (sort of) and the first panel is of WASH in a room with a screen preferably.  I want this to feel like the flashback from Recovery One where Wash and the Councilor talked through the glass wall. He’s alone and flicking off some of the paint.]

     

    Wash:

    I hate that stuff…

     

    4-2-1

     

    [The sound of a radio going off and the COUNCILOR come on the screen.  WASH acknowledges this but does not exactly stand at attention either.]

     

    The Councilor:

    Agent Washington, how are you doing with your special training?

     

    Wash:

    I am doing fine.  It’s an adjustment.

     

    4-3-2

     

    [A shot of the screen with the COUNCILOR obviously probing, WASH’s line comes from the POV]

     

    The Councilor:

    Would you say it is difficult to work on your own after all of the time with the team?

     

    Wash:

    Not exactly.  I don’t think having a team would have changed much out there.

     

    4-4-2

     

    [A side-long shot where the COUNCILOR and WASH can be seen]

     

    The Councilor:

    Do you still feel like you have trouble communicating after the Epsilon incident?

     

    Wash:

    Not so much.

     

    4-5-3

     

    [Just a shot of the COUNCILOR again with a furrowed brow]

     

    4-6-3

     

    [Same shot but he’s talking]

     

    The Councilor:

    Than what would your “adjustment” be?

     

    Page 5

     

    5-1-1

     

    [WASH looking at the mirror/screen]

     

    Wash: [Drawn out]

    It’s really. Fucking. Cold.

     

    5-2-1

     

    [The DIRECTOR’s voice comes through the mirror/screen, shocking WASH slightly]

     

    The Director:

    I would say the same thing, Agent Washington.  It is a shame Agents Texas and York did not decide to crash our ship over the warmer simulation bases.

     

    5-3-2

     

    [Still WASH in the room]

     

    The Councilor:

    Director, I would not encourage this sort of behav-

     

    The Director:

    [Interrupting] I believe this is just Agent Washington trying to reclaim some of his old spirits.  I would not begrudge him of that.

     

    5-4-2

     

    [A silent shot of the room again]

    I want this moment to have something about Tex in it, or just to be hollow showing how in tune Wash and the Director have become.  His comment was meant to be probing.  If this was in machinima, a head tilt is all that would be needed.  Hopefully a mute panel will suffice.

     

    5-5-3

     

    [(Over WASH’s shoulder?) The COUNCILOR is on the screen, shuffling his notes]

     

    The Councilor:

    I- believe I have all I need to know for now.  You will run the equipment recovery simulation again tomorrow.  You are dismissed for the day.  And don’t forget to tell us if you remember any more of the break-in or what happened to you during the Epsilon Incident.

     

    Wash:

    It’s just the same for now.

     

    The Councilor:

    Very well, Agent Washington.

     

    5-6-3

     

    [Same shot.  The screen goes off with a click]

     

    Page 6

     

    6-1-1

     

    [Cut to a wide full top third panel shot of the training room.  WASH is in the center  and facing away from the control room.  He’s in a training program like Carolina’s martial arts floaty circle one, but at more distance.  All the spinning targets are red.  WASH still holding his magnum out and “firing”.]

     

    Wash’s Magnum:

    CLICK

     

    Wash’s Magnum:

    CLICK

     

    Wash’s Magnum:

    CLICK

     

    6-2-2

     

    [A face-on of WASH, still aiming. FILSS’s voice is coming through the PA, coming from off panel.

     

    FILSS:

    Agent Washington, you have successfully gone through several full cycles of this marksmanship test and your handgun’s clip.  Would you like me to vary its speed or change the rotation?

     

    Wash:

    No thank you FILSS.

     

    6-3-2

     

    [A wider shot of WASH from the side, still poised to fire.]

     

    FILSS:

    It has been found that mastery of a specific course can become damaging to a soldier’s ability to improvise.

     

    Wash:

    I am not doing this to get better at shooting.

     

    FILSS:

    Do you find this process therapeutic?

     

    6-4-3

     

    [WASH lowers his gun and turns to face the control room.]

     

    Wash:

    You sound like the Councilor.

     

    FILSS:

    I am sorry. 

     

    Wash:

    You don’t need to be.

     

    6-5-3

     

    [WASH lets his gun go down to his side.  He’s not as tense anymore.]

     

    Wash:

    FILSS, do you have any knife training programs?

     

    Page 7

     

    7-1-1

     

    [A wide shot of the training room again, but this time there’s mechanical noises as hard human-shaped targets come out of the floor on tracks to replace the glowing targets.]

     

    FILSS:

    Certianly.  Melee combat is something the Director encourages all of his soldiers to become proficient in.

     

    7-2-2

     

    [A case rises out of the floor next to WASH accompanied by mechanical sounds.  It is covered with knives.]

     

    FILSS:

    Would you like me to run the tutorial program?

     

    7-3-2

     

    [Wash POV as he picks out a knife]

     

    7-4-3

     

    [A bottom-third panel that’s a silhouette of WASH, the knife being thrown, and a target.]

     

    Page 8 and Page 9

     

    8-1-1

     

    [Show the target with a knife straight through the heart.]

     

    Wash:

    I’d rather improvise.

     

    8-2-1

     

    [The rest of page 8 and all but the lower right corner of page 9 are a big splash page back in the “present” interview room.  This follows the same pattern in this room and is up to the artist.  WASH and the INTERVIEWER are on either side of the table.  Show the records on the table.  Don’t show WASH in the two-way mirror.]

     

    Interviewer:

    It would seem you were being kept in isolation too.

     

    Wash:

    Well, yes, but that was just as much about me as the simulations.  Those of us on the leaderboard that were still alive were given missions while the lower forty were completely moved to simulation duty. 

     

    Interviewer:

     The scattering of assets.

     

    Wash:

    Bingo.

     

    Interviewer:

    Our records for each dispatched Freelancer are detailed except for Wyoming.  We only have that he was the last to leave of the higher ranking agents.

     

    Interviewer:

    And a note that his departure caused an “un-explained outburst in Agent Washington” that is later attributed to your Post-Epsilon paranoia.

     

    9-N-N

     

    [This panel is WASH staring into the middle distance]

     

    Interviewer:

    Can you tell me about Agent Wyoming’s departure?

     

    Page 10

     

    10-1-1

     

    [A similar shot of Past WASH in his quarters (sparse like the last one, he just moved in).  This WASH is also lost in thought.]

     

    10-2-1

     

    [WYOMING leans in through the door.]

     

    Wyoming:

    Knock, knock.

     

    10-3-2

     

    [We’re in a “memory” now, the same fuzzy AI-scape from the parts at the beginning of each issue.  ALPHA is banging on a closed door with a Gamma computer panel nearby.]

     

    Alpha:

    I need to get through…  I need to get through…

     

    10-4-2

     

    [Similar to previous.  Gamma’s dialog comes from “nowhere” it’s still a dialog balloon, but not with any directional indication.]

     

    Gamma:

    Knock, knock.

     

    10-5-3

     

    [ALPHA stops trying to open the door and looks around]

     

    Alpha:

    Hello?  (Bubble Break) Who’s there?

     

    Gamma:

    Knock, knock.

     

    10-6-3

     

    [ALPHA looks around more, panicked.  I imagine a closer shot.]

     

    Alpha:

    Who’s there? I need to get in!

     

    Page 11

     

    11-1-1

    Page 11 is four quarter-page panels.

     

    [A new, more manic angle on ALPHA turning in front of the door.]

     

    Gamma:

    Knock, knock.

     

    Alpha:

    Please!  Who’s there?  They’re on the other side!

     

    Gamma:

    Knock, knock.

     

    Alpha:

    My friends are in trouble!

     

    Gamma:

    Knock, knock.

     

    11-2-1

     

    [ALPHA leans against the door, holding his head in his hands.]

     

    Alpha:

    Please, I need in!

     

    Gamma:

    Knock, knock.

     

    Alpha:

    Who’s there?

     

    Gamma:

    HA-HA

     

    11-3-2

     

    [ALPHA slides down the door to a sitting position.]

     

    Alpha:

    It’s not funny!  She’s- They’re on the other side!

     

    Gamma:

    Knock, knock.

     

    Gamma:

    HA-HA

     

    11-4-2

     

    [ALPHA is now in the fetal position.  His body and dialog formatting is now “glitching” into that of THETA.  Surrounding him and more a part of the background than actual dialog are Gamma’s “Knock, knock” and “HA-HA” bubbles.]

     

    Alpha/Theta:

    Please…  Help…  Who’s there?  Who’s there?  Who’s there…

     

    Page 12

     

    12-1-1

     

    [Out in the MoI hallway, WASH has pinned WYOMING up against the wall.  WASH is breathing heavily.]

     

    12-2-1

     

    [WYOMING raises his hands.]

     

    Wyoming:

    Woah, there mate…  I was just stopping by on my way out.

     

    12-3-2

     

    [PF TROOPERS run into view.  They have weapons ready but not yet pointed at WASH]

     

    12-4-2

     

    [A pulled out shot showing WASH letting WYOMING down.]

     

    Wash:

     I- I wasn’t expecting anyone.

     

    12-5-3

     

    [WASH raises his hands, WYOMING dusts himself off, and the PF TROOPERS lower their guns.]

     

    Wyoming:

    Nothing to worry about here, gentlemen.  David is just reacting to my natural stealth.

     

    12-6-3

     

    [WYOMING faces WASH directly.]

     

    Wyoming:

    An AI can really can really mess with your head.

     

    Page 13

     

    13-1-1

     

    [Back to the Interview Room.  WASH has turned to face the INTERVIEWER.]

     

    WASH:

    I’ll tell you what I told the Councilor, in case you don’t have that.  Wyoming snuck up on me while I was sorting through the Epsilon incident in my head.  It caught me off guard and I became defensive.

     

    INTERVIEWER:

    And is there anything else to add?

     

    13-2-1

     

    [Shot of WASH]

     

    WASH:

    I never liked Wyoming and Gamma’s knock-knock jokes.  They brought back bad memories I wasn’t in a state to handle.

     

    13-3-2

     

    [Full middle third shot of them both across each other at the table]

     

    INTERVIEWER:

    Memories from your missions together?

     

    WASH:

    The punchlines were never good and he wasn’t as clever as he thought he was.

     

    INTERVIEWER:

    And his lack of wit upset you?

     

    WASH:

    It only ever made a bad situation worse.

     

    13-4-3

     

    [Silence at the table]

     

    13-5-3

     

    [Same as previous.]

     

    WASH:

    Should we move on to the next file?

     

    Page 14

     

    Page 14 has a panel in the top left that is the INTERVIEW ROOM and the rest I see as a very wide birds-eye shot of Freelancer City (Standoff (Halo 3)(with a gate that looks like Highground (as seen in Reconstruction)) It’s another roaming narration splash page.

     

    14-1-1

     

    [INTERVIEWER is sorting through the documents and recordings on the table.]

     

    INTERVIEWER:

    Yes- Why don’t we?

     

    14-2-1

     

    [The wide bird’s eye view of Freelancer City.  There’s activity and a lot of crates and a large group (30-60) of Gray PF Troopers (Recovery Troopers) off in an acceptable location in front of a bunker (and a make-shift stage as well).  All dialog is in narration boxes.]

     

    INTERVIEWER:

    At the point which we’ve determined as when the Alpha was relocated there is very little documentation, but it seems to be after Wyoming and Florida made their departures and just before the relocation to an old mass communication facility on the simulation planet where Blood Gulch was. 

     

    INTERVIEWER:

    Around this time we believe the Recovery Force started in full.  Is this correct?

     

    WASH: (Future Blue Wash)

    Yes, it is.

     

    INTERVIEWER:

    The next recording is from the Councilor, and one you might find very interesting.

     

    COUNCILOR:

    Notes for the File of Agent Washington: Post-Epsilon Recording 57

     

    COUNCILOR:

    Today we begin the next stage of reintegrating Washington into the Project.  Though his current disposition makes him the perfect agent to recover the equipment of fallen agents, there are still so many variables.

     

    Page 15

     

    Page 15 is a series of panels closing in on the group of Recovery Troops coupled a piece of COUNCILOR dialog each.

     

    15-1-1

     

    COUNCILOR:

    We are hoping that putting Washington into a position of leadership will either bring out his old personality traits or give us some idea of what the Epsilon fragment contained. 

     

    15-2-1

     

    COUNCILOR:

    Even in the containment unit at the new facility, Epsilon itself is only a mess of thoughts similar to the Alpha’s at the time of fragmentation.

     

    15-3-2

     

    COUNCILOR:

    I believe that keeping Wash and Epsilon so close is a risk but the Director would like to see it out.

     

    15-4-2

     

    COUNCILOR:

    He also believes that at the very best Washington will rise to his position of leadership and at the worst things will continue as they are.

     

    15-5-3

     

    COUNCILOR:

    With the Alpha as well, it seems providing structured opportunities will be our modus operandi for a while. 

     

    15-6-3

    [This panel is the last in the zoom in.  The RECOVERY TROOPERS are in a few rows. In the 2nd row and not in the center of the group but in the center of the shot are three RECOVERY TROOPERS with TEAL, SALMON, and SAPHIRE (in this order in their row) accents (shoulder and helmet stripe (we’re in Halo 3 now for RECOVERY TROOPERS but WASH still has Halo 2 armor).]

     

    COUNILOR:

    Post-Epsilon Recording 58: I certainly did not expect this.

     

    Page 16

     

    16-1-1

    [A front view of RECOVERY TROOPER TEAL and RECOVERY TROOPER SALMON]

     

    RECOVERY TROOPER SALMON:

    I wonder if we’ll get new armor.

     

    RECOVERY TROOPER TEAL:

    Really?

     

    16-2-1

    [RECOVERY TROOPER SALMON and TEAL are now in a full conversation.]

     

    RECOVERY TROOPER SALMON:

    Didn’t you hear?  Jimmy got a special promotion before we left that cold place.  He got this tight set of cobalt armor!

     

    RECOVERY TROOPER TEAL:

    Sweet, I can’t wait to see what we get.

     

    16-3-2

    [Pull out to show RECOVERY TROOPER SAPPHIRE chiming in.]

     

    RECOVERY TROOPER SAPPHIRE:

    Guys, we just got new paint in this special ops dark gray.  Why would they go to all the trouble of painting our old suits if they’re just gonna give us new ones?

     

    RECOVERY TROOPER TEAL:

    But he just said Jimmy-

     

    RECOVERY TROOPER SAPPHIRE:

    That’s one guy getting one set of armor for a secret promotion.  No one has heard from Jimmy lately, after all.  We’re several soldiers getting a new job together all at once after getting a new paint job.

     

    16-4-3

    [The three of them are silent.]

     

    16-5-3

    [RECOVERY TROOPER SALMON looks excited again.]

     

    RECOVERY TROOPER SALMON:

    Maybe we’ll get new equipment!

     

    Page 17

     

    17-1-1

    [RECOVERY TROOPER TEAL shares SALMON’S enthusiasm. SAPPHIRE does not.]

     

    RECOVERY TROOPER TEAL:

    Dude, that’d be awesome! I always hated the sights on my gun.

     

    RECOVERY TROOPER SAPPHIRE:

    Idiots...

     

    17-2-1

     

    [The RECOVERY TROOPERS are shocked to attention.]

    WASH:

    GENTLEMEN!

     

    17-3-2

    [Pull out to an over-the-shoulder pov of WASH addressing the RECOVERY TROOPERS from the stage. He’s up higher than them.  This panel is the remainder of the page and WASH’s speech is supposed to reminiscent of some of Church’s.  Orient it around the panel as you see fit.]

     

    WASH:

    I bet you’re all wondering why you are here.  I won’t waste any more of your time and tell you.  You are here because after the Break-In on the Mother of Invention Project Freelancer has been going through changes.  These changes have included increased threats on our operatives and assets and the confidential nature of this project.  To combat these threats all of you have been selected to act as a safety net for those assets when necessary.  You have been selected because of your dedication to the Project, your skills, and your discretion.  I know this because I am Recovery One, and though we will be working for the same goals, we will not be seeing much of each other.

     

    Page 18

     

    18-1-1

    [This is a flip of the last shot (and a full page panel).  We’re looking up from the group at WASH in the center of the stage and 47-9’ER is standing off to the side and back.  WASH at one point mentions her so he’s probably gesturing to her as well.]

     

    WASH:

    You all were there during the attack by Agents Texas and York.  We were hit hard not only because they crashed our ship, but because we were attacked when we all were together.  We lost Agent Carolina that day and Agent Maine is still MIA.  So too are the traitors.  We have to learn from this incident.  If we were to continue to work as one our enemies can also take us out as one.  But if each one of us does their job together with the rest of us doing their jobs, we might have a chance.  Project Freelancer is spreading out to recover.  We will be agents of that recovery.  While Project Freelancer conducts its simulations in this system, we will be here to maintain those simulations.  We will clean up messes, retrieve sensitive materials, and above all else we will keep the secrets of Project Freelancer.  This [gesturing to 47-9’er] is the voice of Recovery Command.  She will be giving you your numbered designations today and all of your missions from this point onward.  Before I hand this meeting over to her I have one last piece of advice for you. 

    [bubble break]

    Trust yourself first.  Know why you’re here and act on that.

     

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    19-1-1

    [Back in the Interview Room, the page is similar panels of WASH and the INTERVIEWER]

     

    INTERVIEWER:

    And that was that?

     

    WASH:

     That was that.

     

    19-2-2

     

    INTERVIEWER:

    You didn’t get any reprimanding for that speech?

     

    WASH:

     What could they have done?  Demote me suddenly after introducing me to the Recovery Forces?  Contradict my completely honest assessment of the Project and our role in it?  Have someone other than 9’er babysit a Freelancer because he might be “unstable” at the same time we were being investigated?

     

    19-3-3

     

    WASH:

    They put me in a corner, I put them in one.  Things went on with training from there.  And unless you have questions I don’t know if there is much more to say about that point in time.

     

    Page 20

     

    20-1-1

    [The INTERVIEWER looks through his documents.]

     

    INTERVIEWER:

    No, there’s nothing more about your training I need clarification on, but in my research I came across another interesting instance without much documentation.

     

    20-2-1

     

    INTERVIEWER:

    The first two recovery beacons came from two very different sources and shortly after one another.  Agent Florida’s recovery beacon was sent out and your Recovery Corps were sent to deal with it but that was only after you went after the first Recovery Beacon to go off.]

     

    20-3-2

    [This panel takes up the middle third of the page and goes into the past.  Wash is alone in his bunk room.  It’s his down time and I’d figure he’s messing with a knife.  Clearly lost in thought.  A silent panel.  With a dark/blue tone/pallate] 

     

    20-4-3

    [Wash is shocked, giving a jump of fright.  His knife goes flying.  This panel has bright/red as the tone and palate.  The sound effect should be dynamically placed.]

     

    Sound Effect:

    [As best as I can approximate the Morse Code-like sound of the Recovery Beacon.]

    De-dede-deee!

     

    Page 21

     

    21-1-1

    [This is a half-page panel of WASH loading up a HORNET with supplies in an Freelancer City hanger (it’s early morning).  47-9’ER is standing by, giving him instructions.  She has a tablet to reference.  It’s not necessary and should be very subtle but if we can see it, the tablet reads:

    -Recovery Beacons ACTIVE for Agent Virginia and Agent West Virginia-

    Mission Priority: Recovery of Agent Virginia and Agent West Virginia’s Equipment and Data Logs.]

     

    47-9’er:

    They’re pretty isolated out there. The Hornet will get you through the mountains easier than a Pelican..  You shouldn’t have a hard time finding the place, but a storm’s coming, might make landing difficult. 

     

    Wash:

    Great…

     

    21-2-2

    [We’re pulling out from that shot to behind the Director and Councilor, who are watching from a catwalk.]

     

    47-9’er:

    I’ll brief you on more of what we know in the air.

     

    Wash:

    I guess I better get going then.


    Page 22

    [Page 22 is a big splash page with a head-on view of WASH flying his Hornet away from the rising sun and Freelancer City.  It’s the big “Cowboy heading off to the pass” kind of shot.]

     

    INTERVIEWER: (Narration box)

    I’d like to know about what happened when you went after Agents Virginia and West Virginia’s recovery beacon.

     

    End of Issue 2

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  • WasssssUp

    1 month ago

    PatrickEnglehart Patrick Englehart

    Aight, so that was pretty cliché of me. But, I am just soooo happy to open an account here. I have been a huge fan of Rooster Teeth for over a year. I am an avid RvB fan and even have an Ifunny account solely dedicated to it. I can't wait for the release of season 15 on April 2nd. While I am here I want to explore some new shows and find new ways to prevent me from making good grades ;) I can't wait to dive in!

  • I've got a question for y'all

    1 month ago

    nehpets487

    I want to get into RvB, but I don't really want to watch 14 years worth of content to get caught up. Is there somewhere where I should start that I wouldn't miss too much?

  • My First Rooster Teeth Post

    2 months ago

    BraeDelaney Masters of Comedy

    Hey guys!

    This is my first post on roosterteeth.com. Here's a little bit about me. I like making and watching YouTube videos and I have a channel called Masters of Comedy. I recently created a series called Mimicry, a Halo machinima, inspired by Red vs. Blue. I also went to Vidcon recently, because my channel had grown and I wanted to meet some of my favorite creators. I went to a Markiplier panel but was unable to meet him so I was a little upset. However, the next day I went to a Rooster Teeth panel with Burnie and he was answering questions and stuff so I raised my hand to ask one. At this time Geoff and Ashley have come out of the back and into the panel booth. I asked how they came up with the names for the characters of Red vs. Blue because I was a big fan. Burnie then asked how old I was. I said 12. He asked my name as well, but you guys know my name. He then said "So Red vs. Blue is older than you." It was funny to me because I have actually thought of that before. They also asked how I found RvB and then answered my question. Long story short I got to meet them! It was really cool because they asked only me to come backstage and it felt very special. They also gave me this big coin with the Rooster Teeth logo on it. But anyways that's a little bit about me and how I went deeper in the Rooster Teeth community!

  • #MerchMarch Post #5

    2 months ago

    SachiiSez Good-Natured Realist

    It is great wearing my merch, but I love seeing my friends and family wear it too. At a family event recently my cousin, fiance and good friend all happened to be wearing RT T-shirts!

    Ben (cousin) has on the Sun Wukong shirt, and yes he is playing his Nintendo Switch
    Gary (fiance) has on a Funhaus Logo shirt
    Tristan (good friend, and the person responsible for me getting into RT) has on a RvB shirt

    I was dismayed that I too had not thought to wear one when I knew said people would all be in attendance. Ah well, we are lucky that we have family events often enough that I'll get the chance soon enough.

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  • rvb and rwby wishes

    2 months ago

    Lilybug92

    How cool would it be to get more in depth characters profiles of the freelancers! I absolutely miss them!!! Also more into all the soldiers involved with project freelancer.


    What ever happen to 479? 


    I really hope to see more of Qrow and Raven's background. 


  • The Missing Hype Train

    2 months ago

    anneapocalypse Shine bright like a Lina

    It's really, unreasonably difficult to find anything on this website anymore.


    I mean, it's nice that the RvB youtube channel is so well-organized (and it's my go-to to rewatch anything if I'm not using Netflix), and I'm sure it's beneficial to direct some of the site traffic over there (people rewatching whole seasons, for example) but that really doesn't excuse how un-navigable the site is generally and how hard it is to find information on some of RT's longest-running shows.


    The announcement of RvB 15's premier date, for example, is buried in a journal entry not even linked on the front page. If you hadn't already guessed Joe Nicolosi was directing and you weren't paying really close attention to twitter (which goes by at the speed of light especially if you follow high-traffic accounts), you'd never find it. It doesn't even come up in a site search for "rvb 15" or "season 15" or "red vs blue." I only heard about it from other fans on discord, days after the fact.


    I'm a huge longtime fan of Red vs. Blue and while there are other RT shows I really enjoy, RvB is what brought me here and what keeps me here. I understand that it's a long-running property with a well-established fanbase, but the lack of publicity for the new season is a little concerning. I can tell Joe's excited, and I'm excited to cheer him on, but I hope the company as a whole hasn't lost enthusiasm for Red vs. Blue.

  • Merch March Photo Collection 1

    2 months ago

    AgentWashingtub008 FIRST Member Star(s) Indication of membership status - One star is a FIRST member, two stars is Double Gold Crackpot of Coffee

    It's time for some #MerchMarchChallenge fun from over on twitter!

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    Hey and are you celebrating ? has offered up a challenge for us. Join me, won't you?

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    #MerchMarchChallenge

    Some early for

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    Bonus :

    Any day can be Mardi Gras if the USPS tries hard enough!

    Great this month. I got one of the signed .

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    I forgot the picture AGAIN and I haven't even used the glass yet.

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    Some merch just brings together an outfit.
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    My favorite on a lazy Sunday is the Chronicles of Blood Gulch.
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    Today's Camp Campbell Camp Councilor Fashion Tip: Dress for the seasonal weather! #MerchMarchChallenge

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    I've gotta be careful tweeting all this copywrited material during #MerchMarchChallenge

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    I have 2 RvB books. The nice one my friend got me.

    And then there's this asshole...

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    There's only one TOP way to save for more Merch during

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    The best thing about and the #MerchMarchChallenge is it lets me channel my silly.

    It's like a benign version of Shenanigans!

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    My RT travel cup had a leak in the lip, so I made a fun brush cup for my woodworking. #MerchMarchChallenge

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    What's really helped with this 's #MerchMarchChallenge is this notebook. More office supplies in would be cool.

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    And that's it so far.  How are you celebrating Merch March?  I hope you're having fun and don't just let me know.  @ailsarocks is not only interested, she's the one who came up with the challenge.


    Unrelated, I'm hard at work on Update #22.  Planning on it coming out mid-week.


    -008