I seriously wish I could I ask this question to the writers for RWBY. I probably won’t ever get to because 1. I doubt they’d answer it if I asked on like twitter or something, 2. I won’t get to go to RTX for another year or two probably, though I’d hope for next year, and 3. I’ll probably forget the question by the time I make it to RTX to actually ask it..
The question is:
“How do you think your love of shows like Game of Thrones and Breaking Bad, has shaped your writing for RWBY?”
Think about it like this. Darker TV shows and various other forms of dark media have become incredible popular.
Those types of shows have always been around, but when did they really hit there popularity in the mainstream?
I’d say it was when Game of Thrones, and the other two, hit.
For a long time the three shows people couldn’t shut up about were Game of Thrones, Walking Dead, and Breaking Bad.
All VERY VERY dark shows and ones I always heard people at Roosterteeth talking about; with the exception of The Walking Dead, I actually heard them talk more about Dexter but that shows just as dark so the point stands.
Game of Thrones, and the others, seemingly pushed Darker versions of story telling to the height of it’s popularity.
So with them being so popular, and the RWBY writers liking them so much, how did that shape the writing for RWBY? How did it change it? If those shows weren’t as popular, would RWBY be going down the road it’s going down?
Every form of media that you consume shapes your creativity in some way. Some more overtly then others but it does happen.
I really want to ask the writers how it shaped RWBY, but I’m not sure if I’ll ever get that chance.