So I do this thing...I don't really advertise this stuff too much on here, but if you need something to pass the time before the new episode, here's 35 minutes of the craziest shit you will ever see, starring the Blood Gulch crew, Wash, Maine, the Meta, and 100 people you don't care about:
My thoughts on... Star Wars, of all things.So, as someone who used to be so obsessed with Star Wars as to know the names and stories of most every background character in the Mos Eisley Cantina scene in Episode IV, but who hasn't been paying much attention in recent years, here are my thoughts as the final curtain closes:
It is strangely satisfying to think that Star Wars, a story decades in the making, told through film, television, books, comics, and games by countless authors, a story that revolutionized the science fiction genre and inspired millions, is officially finished.
It is sad to see it end, but all things must at some point. At least, with the second Clone Wars show moved into the reboot, it can be immortalized with most of the continuity issues resolved. The next iteration of Star Wars will no doubt be full of new stories, and to those tasked with telling them, may the force be with you. You're going to need it to live up to what, in several decades' time, we may be calling Star Wars: Generation One.
Season 11I know I may not be the most prominent forum member, but I'd like to say a few words about season 11.
For me, Season 11 took a step backwards, and another step forwards - in a different direction.
Yes, season 11 went back to an all-machinima format, disregarding the CGI technology they had utilized for the past 3 seasons. I feel this is a step backwards in terms of quality, since it was that CGI that was starting to break Red vs. Blue out of the underground, and silence those who dismissed it as a silly halo thing. Season 11 essentially put the show back at square one. It was to be expected, as the move to Halo 4 would have meant the need for all-new character models and resources, and Rooster Teeth's primary efforts were on RWBY at the time, and I expected nothing more from this season than a "filler" episode to keep the show going.
Boy, was I wrong.
The writing in Season 11 was miles ahead of the previous few. Sure, it had its weak points, like the lead-up to Lopez Dos.0 and some of the plot elements being cliche, but what really shined were the characters. The beginning of Season 11 led audiences to believe that the show had returned to its status quo, with little regard for recent events. But as the season progressed, it began to chip away at that facade and by the midpoint the characters couldn't hold it up any longer. They finally admitted things they had been hiding for years. There were some really heartfelt moments along the way, leading up to a finale that hit like some of the BGC-side moments in Season 10 and promised that Season 12 would continue to give the spotlight to characters that have rarely ever had a chance at it (I'm rooting for you, Simmons!).
Sure, I've seen all the hate particular seasons have been getting (I was shocked at the Youtube comments for the Season 11 trailer - they were more civil than the Season 11 thread!), but at the end of the day, I like every moment of Red vs. Blue.
Because although the show sometimes falls below our expectations, there's a reason those expectations are there. Because Red vs. Blue is still the best gosh-darn motherfucking show on the planet, and I'm proud to be a part of its community.