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

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    • Skyrim on Switch

      2 days ago

      Miles Miles

      I'm curious... how many people are picking up Skyrim on the Switch? I've never actually FINISHED Skyrim (do people even do that?), and the thought of playing on the go is pretty rad. At this point, I THINK my Switch will have a game that scratches every, possible itch ('cause holy shit, fucking DOOM ON THE SWITCH IS THE BOMB).

      I still can't believe how cool video games have become. We're a long way from the Game Boy.

    • We're taking cast photos for Fan Service today...

      3 days ago

      Miles Miles

      You know... four days after I shaved all my facial hair off?

      I love it. It's so good. I can't wait.

    • This meeting...

      1 week ago

      Miles Miles

      I'm two hours into a nine hour meeting and holy shit I cannot focus. I'm really hoping this looks like I'm taking diligent notes right now. I bet it does. It probably does. Shit, Chris noticed me. I gotta go.

      EDIT: Real talk though, this is such a cool company to be a part of. Despite my ADHD doing its best to distract me, I can't help but admire the folks in this room who care so much about making RT better. I hope we can!

    • "Red Means Recording"

      3 months ago

      Miles Miles

      Just found this guy's channel last night and felt like sharing. As someone stumbling their way into the world of music, this kind of shit blows my mind.

    • The Making of "Better Than You"

      4 months ago

      Miles Miles

      Howdy Campers!

      I hope you guys have all been enjoying the new season of Camp Camp! It's been an absolute blast getting to work on this show with Jordan, Kerry, and Gray and I'm SO happy it's back.

      One of the things I wanted to do this season was write a new song, as I had a ton of fun writing "The Camp Camp Song Song" which plays at the start of every episode. I've always been really interested in music. In school I played violin, saxophone, and guitar... and I was terrible at all of them. HOWEVER, I've really developed a love for working with musicians on the shows we make (like Nico and David for RvB). The only problem is... I can't read or write music.

      Throughout the production of the Chorus Trilogy, I would often call Nico and have to sing melodies to him and describe the kind of instrumentation I was hearing in my head because I simply didn't speak the language. It sounded just as silly as you'd expect, but it got the job done, so I did something similar for David and Daniel's song "Better Than You"!

      It started with dozens of voice memos saved to my phone of me just humming different melodies, adding to them, and then eventually settling on one that I liked! After that, I moved onto the lyrics. Turns out writing lyrics for songs is INCREDIBLY fun. It's this cool word puzzle where you have to not only make sure the words rhyme, but that they all have the right number of syllables AND are hopefully funny/clever/cute/etc. I got my first taste of it on the RvB Musical from Season 14, then again with Camp Camp, but THIS time I wanted to flex my teeny, tiny music muscles and take on a duet!

      The song was originally titled "When Daniel Went Down to Camp Camp" (but I changed it as it was a little too on-the-nose), and these are the lyrics:




      I wrote David's verse first, Daniel's second, then had to write their simultaneous parts for the finale and figure out how to harmonize with myself. It took a LOT of voice memos, but I finally figured it out, practiced it, and walked into our sound booth one day and asked our mixer Alena for a favor.

      This was the end result.

      The children are horrifying. I know.

      We sent that off to Camp Camp's composer, Benjamin Zecker, and HE. MADE. THAT. SHIT. DOPE. Re-recording the song with ACTUAL music to listen to made the whole experience way more fun, and he made a slight suggestion to change the melody that actually works a lot better with all of his supporting instruments, BECAUSE HE'S A MOTHERFUCKING BOSS.

      After that, Daniel was cast! You might know Evan Gregory from the musical group The Gregory Brothers. Not only was he a great voice actor for our creepy cult leader, but the son of a bitch can SING. Like Benjamin, Evan added his own ideas to some of his lines that really helped elevate the entire song and we were super grateful to have him come on board for the role.

      Soooo YEAH! Thanks to the amazing work of Ben and Evan, our sound team, our animators, our producer, our director, and plenty of other incredible folks, we were able to take a silly little recording of myself and turn it into something awesome!

      Here's to hoping we can do it again sometime...

    • Breath of the Wild and Music

      8 months ago

      Miles Miles

      YO! So I wanted to record a video where I geeked out over the music in Zelda: Breath of the Wild but... I ain't got time for that. SO, I decided to just go ahead and post a rough version of the script I was putting together (mainly because I think by the time I would have time to film this, no one would be playing Zelda anymore, haha).

      I'd like to say that as of now I've yet to beat Zelda (DON'T BE  A DICK AND POST SPOILERS IN THE COMMENTS), buuuut here are some thoughts I had on the music of the game so far. Let me know what you guys think!


      The Legend of Zelda: Breath of the Wild is a third person, action adventure game developed and published by Nintendo on March 3rd, 2017--BUT YOU ALREADY KNEW THAT BECAUSE IT WAS LITERALLY THE HIGHEST RATED VIDEO GAME OF ALL TIME.

      There’s no doubt in my mind that people will be talking about this game for years to come, and for good reason, but I wanted to take a second to talk about something I personally found fascinating about Breath of the Wild and that’s its use of music.

      Now before I go any further I just want to say I’m not an expert on any of this. I don’t make video games or report on video games, I just play a lot of video games, and if you don’t agree with whatever it is I’m about to say or think it’s stupid or that I’m giving the game too much credit or whatever… that’s totally cool. Also I’m just gonna assume you have, like, a base level familiarity with the Legend of Zelda series and in regards to Breath of the Wild spoilers, I’m mainly gonna be talking about stuff that happens within the first few hours of the game and avoiding as much of the story as possible. That being said, I would rather you not spoil the game for yourself than read this. Seriously. Go play this game.

      ...Okay, I’m gonna nerd out over Zelda now.

      I would argue that the Legend of Zelda series has some of the most iconic music in gaming. The original cartridge was released back in 1986, which has given players over THIRTY YEARS to allow for dozens of melodies to be burned into their brains. You can’t go to a renaissance fair without hearing some dude playing The Lost Woods theme on an ocarina he’s gonna try to sell you for $20… maybe 15 if it’s Sunday.

      But take all of those songs, every memory you have associated with them, every SINGLE thing you know and love about the Legend of Zelda… and understand that it’s gone.

      Because that is the message this game is trying to convey to you from the beginning: The land of Hyrule is dead. It died 100 years ago and all that’s left are the skeletal remains of a fallen kingdom.

      Everything about Breath of the Wild is screaming this message. The fact that you start with nothing, the fact that you scavenge for everything, the fact that hills are littered with ancient, rusted blades from battles long lost, the fact that - aside from one mysterious old man - you don’t meet another person until you’ve put hours into your adventure, and I could go on!

      ...but this is supposed to be a talk about music, so let’s take a step back and acknowledge that music… is noticeably absent from this game.

      Whereas most Zelda games immerse you with nonstop themes and melodies no matter where you go, Breath of the Wild’s creators made the decision to deviate from this strategy and instead provide scarce, atmospheric instrumentation that comes and goes depending on your locations, actions, and time of day.

      Now there’s tons of reasons why they might have made this decision, the most obvious of which I would assume to be practicality. With Zelda’s return to an open world design, constant music would inevitably become grating. So, they took a page from games such as Skyrim and Minecraft and opted for occasional and situational music. But this choice also helps to support the initial message and tone of the game I brought up earlier. As players we’re used to music in our Zelda games, so when it’s not there it’s weird.

      So, absence of music leads to unfamiliarity, but let’s talk about where there IS music. Breath of the Wild is doing something really cool and it starts at the Temple of Time. The temple is likely one of the first places you’ll explore in the game and it’s music falls in line with the scarce ambiance you’ve been introduced to so far, so much so that you may not even notice that it does indeed have it’s own theme. BUT if you listen, you’ll realize that composer Manaka Kataoka has incorporated Zelda’s Lullaby into the song… or at least... three notes of it. After those three notes, though, the melody takes a turn and drops into something completely different. It then almost seems to come back, as if struggling to continue, before again inevitably falling away into something new, unfamiliar, and ultimately… sad. This used to be one of the most memorable locations in the Legend of Zelda and it’s paired with what used to be one of the most memorable songs… but not anymore.

      (EDIT: Shout out to Twitter user @hylain_gamer for pointing out that the Temple of Time theme is actually still there in it's entirety, it's just UNBELIEVABLY SLOWED DOWN. Gotta go back and make an adjustment to this bit when I get time. Nevertheless, this is not the temple theme most remember. It's sad, slow, and broken down. Good ear, @hylian_gamer!)

      Fast forward several hours.

      At this point in the game you’ve learned more about who you are, why you’re here, and what the state of the world is. You understand that it’s up to YOU to save Hyrule and you are on a journey to do so. It’s around this time you’re likely to run into the first of many stables. Yes, stables have a theme song, and yes, Kataoka once again borrows three notes from a famous Zelda melody: Lon Lon Ranch.

      Unlike the Temple of Time, stable music is pretty nice! The first stable you’re likely to come across in the game is really one of the first signs of modern civilization you’ve encountered! It’s happy and it has a tinge of familiarity thanks to those three little notes. You remember the delightful NPCs of past games and you remember riding a horse, which brings us to the first, completely unsubtle incorporation of a Zelda song.

      Riding your horse at night allows you to finally listen to a song you’ve known since 1986: the Legend of Zelda theme song. Like THE theme song. The strings bring it in gently and it’s the perfect compliment to the soft, plucky notes of the piano. It’s not the theme in it’s entirety, but it’s unmistakably there. WHY?

      Because at this point, you have begun to take the world BACK and you have begun to feel like LINK. You’ve fought monsters, you’ve solved puzzles, you’ve found rupees, YOU’VE GOT A HORSE. These are things that are familiar and they are reinforced with THIS music that you’re likely to hear around this point in the game as you make your way towards…

      One of the Four Races of Hyrule. Whether it’s Zora’s Domain or the Goron City, the homes of these four races all use music that you’ve heard before. At this point it’s all there, ALL OF IT. By now you’ve begun reclaiming Link’s memories with the aid of Impa and the Sheika Slate and low and behold you’re given music that you, the player, remember!

      It’s all about reclaiming what was lost. Hyrule died and the music went with it, but as you fight to take the kingdom back you’re rewarded with the melodies you grew up listening to for hours. It’s different, it’s intentional, and maybe you hate it… but I love it, because I love the music of the Legend of Zelda… and I will fight every Moblin in Hyrule to bring it back.

      So… YEAH!

      Music. Zelda. Awesome.

    • Red vs. Blue: Goodbye and Hello

      8 months ago

      Miles Miles

      Hey there.

      This is now the eighth time I’ve sat down to try and type out this journal. It’s probably one of the hardest things I’ve ever had to write… and I’ve killed, like... a lot of innocent fictional characters. It’s super long and mushy, but it’s got some really exciting news and -- well, I’m getting ahead of myself. I guess I’ll just start by saying...

      I’ve been working on Red vs. Blue for six years.

      I don’t think I’ve ever fully comprehended that sentence until this very moment. Like, I was positive it was four, maybe five, but… I started machinimating as an intern the same day filming began on Season 9 six years ago. You can tell because Tucker’s head-bobs are TERRIBLE.

      And yet somehow, despite my mediocre machinima skills and tendency to lose rechargeable battery packs, I was given an opportunity that completely changed my life: The chance to write and direct a show I loved. You better believe I took that opportunity and ran with it the very best I could.

      Over the past six years I got to help tell the story of how a bunch of losers became heroes. There were times when they fought with each other and times when they worked together better than the fiercest Freelancers. There were mysterious walls, heartbreaking audio logs, adorable killing machines, forgotten colonies, civil wars, TWO LOPEZES, future cubes, new recruits, rebel leaders, wimpy generals brave generals, mercenaries, back-stabs, space prisons, alien relics, crazy doctors, talking guns, A.I. fragments, key-swords, flamethrowers, SANTA, avalanches, train fights, death towers, the most powerful suit of armor ever designed by man, and at the center of ALL OF IT stood the Reds and Blues. I have done so much more in the world of Red vs. Blue than I ever thought I could… and I’m happy.

      I’m happy to have had the chance to learn from Burnie and Matt, I’m happy to have worked with so many talented people, and I’m happy to say that it’s now someone else’s turn.

      A lot of viewers pointed out that VIC’s monologue at the end of Season 14 felt like a goodbye, and in a way, it was. Season 14 was a celebration of RvB; it was a season that allowed us to just have fun with the universe and its characters and to do things we’d never have been able to pull off in a traditional season. It also served as a sort of audition. I’d reached a point where I felt as though I could no longer take the Reds and Blues to new and interesting places without it feeling forced, so we began the search for a new writer and director with new ideas and a passion for storytelling.

      We found him.

      You might know Joe Nicolosi from any number of projects he’s worked on in the past, though you probably know him from his stop-motion RvB episode “The Brick Gulch Chronicles”. Not only did he deliver a completely unique and out-of-the-box-canyon approach to Red vs. Blue, he captured the voices of our beloved characters perfectly. Joe’s also an absolute turbo-nerd and I love him (but don’t tell him I said that). I promise I’m not leaving RvB entirely. Just as Matt and Burnie helped guide me in my early days of writing RvB, I’ll be working with Joe so that we can make his story the absolute best it can be, and trust me... it’s going to be one hell of a ride. I hope you’ll all welcome him to the site and get to know him better. Be sure to check out his journal here!

      Season 15 picks up not far from where Season 13 left off. Kyle and Josh are firing up their Xboxes, Nico and David are tuning their instruments, and Joe Nicolosi is bringing new heroes, new villains, and a brand new adventure with him. I can’t wait for you all to see it.

      Thank you all for everything. Whether you’re a stupid Red or a dirty Blue, I love you.

    • My Top 5 Introductions to Anime!

      1 year ago

      Miles Miles

      Hey guys!

      For those of you who've been following Fan Service, you'll know we recently talked about which anime series we'd recommend to people who've never watched anime before, but are curious about where they should start! We decided on The Boy and The Beast, Full Metal Alchemist: Brotherhood, and EITHER Cowboy Bebop or Samurai Champloo. Now, before we came to those conclusions, we had to come up with some lists of our own, so here's mine (in no particular order)!

      1. Full Metal Alchemist: Brotherhood

      If you've always thought cartoons are just for kids, this series will prove you wrong. It's not the shortest series, but it's an epic journey that follows two brothers on their quest to right their wrongs and repair their bodies after a terrible alchemy accident. The story gets WAY crazier from there, but I think what's great about this show is its variety of tone and relatable themes. You'll get action, comedy, drama, and even a splash of horror with FMAB, and even though the world and characters are all fantastical, their internal struggles and relationships are extremely realistic. Family, duty, friendship, and love are things I think we can all relate to, and FMAB has them in spades.

      2. Cowboy Bebop

      This is the show that got me into anime. Period. Like... I just fucking love it, man.

      (Okay, now that that's out of the way.)

      Bebop is an older anime, but I'd argue the style and characters keep it feelin' fresh. It's a show about space cowboys hunting bounties that's supported by an INCREDIBLE jazz and western score. This show is bittersweet, through and through. Don't expect the hero to always win, don't expect the guy to get the girl, expect a hard and lonely journey with rare yet beautiful moments of levity. At it's core, Cowboy Bebop is a story about a man trying to run from his past, while his past is actively seeking him out. I think what makes it a great intro anime is that a lot of the ingredients the show is playing with are pretty familiar to western audiences. Oh, and it's also got some incredible action sequences. OH, and not to get spoilery, but I highly recommend watching the end credits every time. The song that plays is called Real Folk Blues and I'll say that after hearing it twenty-something times at the end of every episode, it made one moment in the series absolutely breathtaking.

      3. The Boy and The Beast

      I really don't want to tell you much about this film. It's a recent release, the animation is gorgeous, and the story is beautiful. A boy is in need of a father figure and a beast is in need of a pupil. The two must learn to work with one another and learn as much as they can from each other. It'll make you fucking cry. Again, themes are incredibly relatable here and it's a much smaller time commitment than starting a series.

      4. The Devil is a Part-Timer

      Okay, so the number one reason I'm recommending this is because it's simply a comedy (and a damn good one at that). There is no crazy, heart-breaking stuff, there is no super convoluted plot (though the show does poke fun at them), this show is STRAIGHT UP designed to make you laugh. The pilot opens with what appears to be a stereotypical westerner's idea of what anime is: Magical beings and fantastical lands, an epic battle for survival against demon armies, a list of what appear to be mini-boss style antagonists that our heroes must defeat by the time the show is over!

      Yeah, fuck that shit.

      Within minutes, Devil sets up a fantasy world, then throws it away, placing our characters in modern day Tokyo, confused and... hilariously ill-equipped to deal with our society. Lord Satan gets a job at McDonald's  aaaaaand hilarity ensues. There is a subplot that keeps things interesting throughout the series, but don't expect any groundbreaking stuff from it. It provides for some interesting character relationships, but beyond that there's not much. I will say, I watched this one in Japanese and the VAs fucking slayed me. I actually had to pause an episode because I was crying with laughter. Good shit, yo.

      5. Erased

      So this was a 12-episode story we followed during the pilot season of Fan Service, and it's wonderful. It's essentially a murder mystery/character drama with one mystical twist: the main character has the ability to travel through time... but not entirely at his own free will. The story we're left with is one of a young man who must solve a mystery in the past in order to prevent catastrophe in the future. It has some of the most touching moments I've seen in an anime and deals with some very real-world issues (such as child abuse, mental illness, and single parenting). This show actually got my MOM to watch anime, so that's pretty impressive. It's not always the most unpredictable show, but I think it's execution is superb.

      So yeah! If you're looking for places to start, those would be my recommendations! Hope you guys enjoy!


    • Beef Barley Soup Recipe

      1 year ago

      Miles Miles

      So I tweeted about a new recipe I tried out tonight and a ton of people asked me for it. I found it online some time ago but finally got around to cooking it today and I am ALL about it.

      Check-check-it, yo.

      Beef Barley Soup

      Serves 8


      • 2 pounds stew meat (nicely marbled beef chunks)
      • salt and pepper
      • 2 tablespoons oil
      • 10 cups water
      • 3 mounded tablespoons good quality beef base
      • 3 stalks celery (about 2 cups), chopped
      • 2 onions, chopped
      • 5 cloves garlic, minced
      • 1 large potato, peeled and shredded, about 2 cups
      • 3-4 large carrots, peeled and shredded, about 2 cups
      • 1 cup barley, rinsed


      1. Generously salt and pepper the beef. In a large stockpot, heat the oil over medium-high heat.
      2. When it is very hot, add about 1/3 of the meat. Brown for about 1-2 minutes, then turn to brown the other side. Remove to a plate when it is browned on all sides.
      3. Repeat with remaining meat in 2 more batches. (If you add it all at once it will steam the meat instead of browning it--not what you want.)
      4. When all the meat is browned, add all the meat back to the pot with 10 cups of water. Add 3 healthy tablespoons beef stock concentrate.
      5. Add the chopped celery, onions, and garlic. Bring to a boil, then turn the heat to medium-low. Simmer for about 2 hours with the lid on.
      6. When the meat is tender and you can break it apart easily with a wooden spoon, add the shredded potato and carrots. Bring to a boil, then continue to simmer on low for another 30-45 minutes, or until the carrots are tender.
      7. Add 1 cup of barley. Bring to a boil, then reduce to low. Cook for another half hour, or until barley is tender.
    • RvB14: Making Mercs [SPOILERS]

      1 year ago

      Miles Miles

      Club, Call, and Consequences: The three episodes of Red vs. Blue that I still can't believe got made.

      Howdy folks! I sincerely hope you guys enjoyed what we've been internally referring to as "Mercs" here at RT Animation. It's been a labor of love long in the making, and watching comments pour in over the past three weeks has been an absolute delight.

      Bet'cha thought he wasn't gonna make it, huh? :P

      Well these three episodes represent just one of the many stories I've imagined for Locus, Felix, and Siris, and I do sincerely hope we get to tell the rest of those stories one day, but for now, I'm still overjoyed with the way this mini-series turned out.

      I cannot thank our production team enough. Literally every department that touched Mercs tried something new: new art style, new lighting style, new aspect ratio, new animation style, new models, new rigs, new music, new approach to sound design, new approach to editing, SERIOUSLY this entire project was one giant test for ourselves. We all set out to try something new, and god damn it, I couldn't be more proud of everyone.

      The first episode fight alone took months of planning. Making sure animation, editing, compositing, and sound were all in time with the awesome music David Levy created was a huge undertaking. I'm fairly certain the entire team wanted me dead at one point or another throughout production and I don't blame them in the slightest.

      I'd also like to thank our voice actors. Derek Mears played a wonderfully intimidating Spanish Crime Lord/Dad of the Year, David Jennison was the perfect little shit of a son (sorry we killed your character... again), and working with Chris Sabat was an absolute dream come true. That dude is the BEST kind of weird and brought Mason Wu to life in ways no one else could. And of course, I must thank my partner in crime: Gray Haddock. You're the green to my orange, the cloak to my light shield, the scariest brick wall of a bounty hunter, and one hell of a department head. Love ya buddy.

      Like I said, every part of the pipeline stepped their game up this year, and I'm honored to work alongside them (COMP TEAM MAKES DREAMS COME TRUE), but I have to give a huge shout out to the team that is so easily forgotten: our producers.

      Even though the project was only three episodes long, the amount of coordination and organization needed to pull it off was astronomical. EVERYTHING for this show had to be built from scratch and in addition to the entire internal team, we also worked with outside modelers, artists, and riggers throughout the course of production. Our producers kept us on track, gave us clear goals to shoot for, and helped make this an incredibly smooth production.

      Oh, and it turns out our fight performers are also legendary dancers.

      So yeah... we learned a lot on this production, and we had a LOT of fun making it, but now for the question everyone has been asking: What happened to the Mercs?

      We all know where Locus and Felix ended up, but this trilogy didn't answer what happened to Siris. It didn't show their descent into darkness like many people predicted... if anything, it just raised more questions. I know for some that's probably frustrating, but it's the tale I set out to tell; an open and close story with a bittersweet ending that asks the question "Did we do the right thing tonight?" There's no way to cover the entire history of these guys in just three episodes, so for now, let your imagination run wild! The point of these three episodes was to show that people change. Someone you may hate today may not have been such a bad guy years before you met them. We're all shaped by the events of our lives and the decisions that come with them. For Isaac, Samuel, and Mason, this was just one of many events that will shape who they inevitably become.

      Until next time... remember to check your comms, use codenames, and never ever threaten Mason Wu's family.


  • Comments (2154)

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

      1 month ago

      I Just saw this and figured you would want to see for yourself. I love watching RWBY and love even more that I get to watch RWBY CHIBI with my kids.

      Man at Arms RWBY Weiss Schnee's Myrtenaster

    • revanninja FIRST Member Star(s) Indication of membership status - One star is a FIRST member, two stars is Double Gold One who is judged by the

      1 month ago

      So I have read about the german panel and on Cinder's semblance.

      I dont believe it for a second.

      Now I dont believe because of Pyrrha, as you demonstrate with Ozpin and Oscar a body isnt needed to do a revival and we know we had the Aura machine Pyrrha was in and working before everything went Belly side up. With Gods Magic and world altering Relics Pyrrha having a body or not is not an unmountable project if you guys so desire.

      So Pyrrha has nothing to do with this.

      What me not believing you guys on Cinder's semblance is because its too strong. She can literally turn anyone with a mere touch into dust. That is extremely powerful. Now you might say oh well aura prevents it from just happening. There is a lot of things without Aura walls, floors, equipment and the like. Cinder at will has the ability to break down and reshape anything she so desires with a mere touch this gives her the ability to reshape the environment she is fighting in. This gives her huge advantages and the ability to stop most things short with but a shot.

      Most other semblances dont do that. Yang gets stronger with each hit but as Neo and Adam show that can be used against her very easily. Ruby has speed which can be predicted and countered like Merc did. Blake clones which can be useful but are by their nature limited. Weiss is the most Op of RWBY but even she has limits as her Glyphs are clearly shaped by her Dust which she doesnt have an unlimited supply and there seems to be limits on what the Glyphs can do.

      In Short Cinder's semblance as you have stated and shown is extremely over powered and she really didnt need it as she has been shown to be a powerful fighter on her own with the abilities that are not her semblance.

      And RWBY is about Awesome fights which Cinder as she currently is, is too powerful.

      The other reason why is the whole No body thing. Speaking as someone who has read a LOT having a Body is actually more proof positive as you can show they are dead and gone with everyones honest reaction to it.

      Doing what you did is the EASIEST way to make it so people can create theories. In case you are wondering go look up Final Fantasy Kingsglaive and look how they warp vs how Cinder "killed" Pyrrha they look a LOT alike.

      So if your intent was to make sure people couldnt say she could be still alive the way you went about it was the exact opposite.

      Then there is some of your answers which seems made up to move away from questions without making it too obvious you are doing so.

      So no offense but you guys arent selling me on Cinder's semblance.

      Now I love RWBY so I dont want you to think I am just slamming you guys I am just trying to make clear I think you guys are playing a shell game in order to keep future spoilers in check something you guys have made clear is a big issue you dont want to happen.

    • Cassner FIRST Member Star(s) Indication of membership status - One star is a FIRST member, two stars is Double Gold Hail Hydra

      3 months ago

      You probably more about twitter than the site now I. Days but I don't have twitter so here I go, My Hero Academia almost a full Froppy episode!!! You had to seen it by now. A bit of filler but who cares instead of the three pages of the characters talking about their internships just showing clips of them has great. And top it off Froppy episode, so hope only the best stuff happens for her. 

    • Handsy FIRST Member Star(s) Indication of membership status - One star is a FIRST member, two stars is Double Gold Professional Ametuer

      4 months ago

      Thank you for being so cool during RTX this year, both on the panels and face to face. Your positive attitude is infectious. All weekend I've been meeting people who i've seen online for years, and everyone including you have been so nice and genuine, its been a dream come true. So thank you for that.

    • Sting42 FIRST Member Star(s) Indication of membership status - One star is a FIRST member, two stars is Double Gold

      4 months ago

      Hi, Miles.  Thought you might find this interesting:

      Enjoy! :)

    • FunHausFraud

      5 months ago

      Holy crap, you actually accepted the request..?

      I have no idea why you would... Today's shaping up to be a strange day.

    • MylesSimon

      6 months ago

      Its two of your anime interests I believe. Dragon maid and Attack on titan.

    • BrianJohnso2

      6 months ago

      YES! I remember that Kim Possible episode with the super speed that, when she picks up people, their necks should've snapped. I forgot Smashmouth was in it till you mentioned it. How do we have the same childhood? Why do you have to make me remember things!

      Happy Birthday man.

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

      6 months ago

      Happy Birthday Miles! Thanks for everything you do for Rooster Teeth. Here is to many more!  jaune

    • DiMono FIRST Member Star(s) Indication of membership status - One star is a FIRST member, two stars is Double Gold It's Back Baby!

      6 months ago


      Sometimes he's blue

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

      7 months ago

      That Sonic Underground theme song... Am I right or am I dreadfully wrong :P

      P.S. - I'm loving Backwardz Compatible  thumbsup

    • BrianJohnso2

      7 months ago

      Thank you for accepting the request, it means a lot.

    • metallicmakarov

      7 months ago

      Just wanted to let you know that Season 13 Red vs Blue will always be my favorite :D

    • Jack_Lockhart FIRST Member Star(s) Indication of membership status - One star is a FIRST member, two stars is Double Gold Jack Lockhart

      7 months ago

      Hey Miles, I was wondering if I could send you a copy of a RWBY OC Character I've been working on, not saying I want him in the show just want to hear your Opinion and criticism on the character.

    • revanninja FIRST Member Star(s) Indication of membership status - One star is a FIRST member, two stars is Double Gold One who is judged by the

      7 months ago

      By the good Sir Efr-S



      This is the family of Dorks as it should be.

    • revanninja FIRST Member Star(s) Indication of membership status - One star is a FIRST member, two stars is Double Gold One who is judged by the

      7 months ago

      So I dont know how much of the writing you have done and which way you are going with it but this is something I noticed.

      You can start another World War in RWBY as the situation stands after vol 4.

      We have Watts and Co working with Leo the headmaster of Haven. That isnt a small thing and has a lot of potential to mess things up.

      Add in with Tensions high because of the Fall of Beacon and lack of communication it would be easy to fan war fever.

      Atlas is pinned for the Fall because Cinder televised Atlas mechs attacking Vale people. Now Atlas is closing its borders and stopping shipments of Dust. It would be VERY easy to spin that as them trying to stockpile and get ready for war.

      Cinder had connections to haven in fact Leo was her contact in Haven. She showed a LOT of attention to Pyrrha. Add in with how odd Pyrrha's "Death" was and things begin to take odd turns.

      If Pyrrha was "Alive" but somehow controlled by Cinder they could kick start a World War using her. Have recovered Atlas mechs attack Mistral with Pyrrha "Saving" the people. She then spews a story of Atlas being behind everything and they are beginning to attack.

      With Atlas's behavior and the fact people think they attacked Beacon with the right people backing Pyrrha, such as lets say the headmaster of Haven? , with her national tournament status Pyrrha could rally the people of Mistral to begin a war.

      Then while they are off fighting their war with Atlas White Fang comes in and attacks destroying Mistral. With Vale damaged, Mistral damaged, Atlas hurt by the attack that leaves only Vaccuo and Menagerie as the standing powers.

      Which knowing Salem and Cinder they would have plans for that as well. 

      Plans such as fingering Vaccuo as the ones who attacked Mistral as repayment for the old war? 

      Its VERY easy to see this devolving into another Great War if Handled right.

    • Izayer FIRST Member Star(s) Indication of membership status - One star is a FIRST member, two stars is Double Gold Keeper of Stories

      7 months ago

      Hey Miles. I know you're a big fan of music. A while back I found this channel on YT. It's a great music channel for up and coming electronic based artist of all kinds. I hope you can pull inspirations for shows and scripts from this music channel.

    • RowdyRose

      7 months ago

      OMG RWBY is going on Japanese Television!!! OoO

    • jarodmw

      9 months ago

      Have you played Tales of Berseria yet? It's pretty awesome and fun and you should totally check it out! I think you'd really like it  jaune

    • revanninja FIRST Member Star(s) Indication of membership status - One star is a FIRST member, two stars is Double Gold One who is judged by the

      9 months ago

      So vol 4 is finished...Good Job.

      If you dont mind I am going to leave my overall impression of it what I thought you did well and what you did poorly.Also a few ideas on how to make it better.

      I understand if you read this roll your eyes and move on I just feel I should express myself to you.

      Before I begin I would like to say I trust you guys.

      Its very clear to me Vol 4 was meant as a construction Volume where you rebuild all your characters as well as give us Lore. You were also clearly trying to move away from Vol 3's tone and sense of defeat but doing so in a natural way.

      What makes me trust you guys though is how complex you have shown the world to be and the fact you guys have so much foreshadowing in it. The whole entire issue with the Traitor for example that makes too much sense looking back.

      And I think you guys have planted more but we arent aware of it yet because we lack the tools to see it.

      So because you guys have shown me your world is complex and full of things I dont understand yet but you have all clearly thought about this I feel I can safely trust you guys to tell a RWBY story I will love, I may not like parts of IE Pyrrha's death but ultimately I will look back at this and think it was worth it.

      Now let us start with the things I feel you guys did poorly.

      The Split focus of Vol 4 I think was just straining the limits too much. Some of this was because of pacing but others was the time limit. You had to bounce from part to part and it feels like you skimped on details to make the volume fit together.

      I think you also agree with this seeing as by the end of Vol 4 most of the cast is either in Mistral on their way or pointed at it. This will lessen the split focus by a wide margin and allow you to give more details.

      The other major issue I feel is feelings. There is a lot of emotional subjects discussed and brought up but many of them especially in regards to Pyrrha feel like they get brought up to remind us of them then buried again with no expression of them.

      I am pretty sure some of that is future issues and you are just keeping us aware but some expression of it I feel would be needed even if you are trying not to deal with them.

      The next issue is the fights..I cant place my finger on it but they dont feel outside of Tyrian and Knuckles special or memorable. I dont know how to express this but the fights just felt off for the beginning stuff and more real and RWBY like in the later.

      The final issue I see is some characters feel under used or Out of Character. Nora for example feels under used until we hit the last couple of volumes. Sun in the beginning felt Out of Character same goes for Blake's reaction to him in more then a couple of cases.

      Now what you did well.

      Expressions good lord the expressions you guys really did a wonderful job there. Blake is the stand out between her face and ears she really conveys her emotions. 

      The Latter Volumes Emotional Scenes many of them were deeply touching even when not a single word is said or expressed. JNPR in the Monologue for example or Ren and Nora on the Airship. You guys conveyed those emotions VERY well. 

      The recovery of the characters all of them slowly rebuilding and healing over the course of this volume and the way you guys showed them healing was really well done I feel. 

      Lore building. Vols 1-3 were light on the Lore most likely to avoid spoiling magic but now you guys are opening the flood gates and the lore you are creating is a complex tapestry that hints at a lot of things. Some I assume you meant others not so much.

      The Models. You guys have really increased your game in terms of character and models many of the places and people seen are just a sight to behold.

      Now how do I think you can do better in the future.

      I think your biggest issue is time you have such small time slots that you have to cut details and story in order to make it fit and I think sometimes that hurts you like here with the split focus. Now I am sure saying increase the time slot is easy to say not so easy to do. But I feel more time can only help you guys.

      Foreshadowing you guys have it and its really subtle but a couple of stuff could have been touched on a bit more such as with Ruby and the Pyrrha dreams. Just a bit more attention here or there I think would help.

      More varied interactions this is an issue going back to vol 1 but some of your characters barely interact with each other such as Blake and Jaune for example. I think getting your characters to interact a bit more with a wider group will help you guys.

      That is what I feel about this volume ultimately I feel you guys did a good job yes it wasnt perfect but from my way of looking at things I dont think you could have gotten it perfect I am going to borrow a quote here

      Because you were the Doctor on the day it wasn't possible to get it right!

      You had to handle so much from vol 3 tone, world shaping, split characters, and so on. With all that I dont think you guys could have done a perfect everyone is happy job. But I do feel you guys did a good job DESPITE all that.

      Also as an idea RWBY RPG.

      I dont know what you guys have in the workshop right now but I think RWBY would be VERY easy to translate into an RPG.

      Aura takes the place of HP. Dust MP. Semblances are Limit Breaks or other like abilities. You could have Special abilities like Jaune switching to Claymore mode or Blake doing a shadow clone strike and other like things. Grimm would be the bad guys and helps explain the never ending supply.

      Save Points Scroll or scroll docks and its you sending mission updates to home.

      Special party guests like Qrow and tai for example. 

      Shop Keep being your merchant. Little Funny sidequests like taking Zwei for a walk and ending up facing White Fang Power ranger rip offs. That sort of thing.

    • JROY FIRST Member Star(s) Indication of membership status - One star is a FIRST member, two stars is Double Gold Gaurdian Lvl.1

      9 months ago

      Ok just going to say the dude Shouting about Pyrrha made me laugh hard and I don't know why!

    • JROY FIRST Member Star(s) Indication of membership status - One star is a FIRST member, two stars is Double Gold Gaurdian Lvl.1

      9 months ago

      Hey big congrats on the wrap up of volume 4, was a fun ride and gotta say some of my favourite scenes were in this volume. Looking forward to volume 5! 

    • SAmaster

      9 months ago

      Dear Miles-

      Can I refer to you as Smiles? This has become an issue that needs sorting out. No joke.

    • Croswynd FIRST Member Star(s) Indication of membership status - One star is a FIRST member, two stars is Double Gold Youtube Anime Superstar

      9 months ago

      Hey Miles, I just wanted to let you know I was thinking fondly of you. You're always so happy-go-lucky and an utter joy whenever you're in videos or on camera.

      I know those aren't all the feelings you have or even want to show on recordings, so if you ever feel sad or tired like all human beings do, I hope you can remember the many, many people who cherish you.

      If a fan like me who has never met you and doesn't know the real you can hope and wish you the best, your friends and family can do a million times better if you ever need them to, I think.

      So I hope you have a great day, and thank you for always being such a star, in so many senses of the word.

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

      9 months ago

      Keep up the good work

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

      9 months ago

       jauneHey Miles, I watched your Final Fantasy XV stream the other day and really enjoyed it. I'm hoping you will continue streaming somewhat often on Twitch and/or teaming up with other members of RT to stream. pyrrha

    • Nola0534

      10 months ago

      Dear Miles
      I have been a fan of your work for a couple of years now, and I just found out that you were not only a Boy Scout, but an Eagle Scout! I just achieved my Eagle rank, and it makes me feel really good to know that someone I admire is also one!  

      Keep up the good work,

    • thmsmcd6 FIRST Member Star(s) Indication of membership status - One star is a FIRST member, two stars is Double Gold

      10 months ago

      I just wanted to say a big thank you to you and everyone involved in bringing RWBY to life. I've long been a fan of RvB, and RWBY is an amazingly cool show. I've seen through episode 7 of volume 4 at this point and I've never been on the edge of my seat more watching RWBY. I'm so nervous for these characters I love.

      Stop making us feel things! Haha! 

      All of you guys are doing a great job. I hope to also see more of RWBY Chibi so we can have just comic relief where nothing bad ever happens. Ever.

      Keep up the good work.

    • bachjay1 FIRST Member Star(s) Indication of membership status - One star is a FIRST member, two stars is Double Gold

      10 months ago

      Your writing some great stuff for Roosterteeth man.  Keep it up.

    • bachjay1 FIRST Member Star(s) Indication of membership status - One star is a FIRST member, two stars is Double Gold

      10 months ago

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

      10 months ago

      Dear Miles,

      So, I’m new to the RWBY scene, and I’ve had a banging time so far watching every single episode. As a new fan, it’s only fair that I start making my demands! 

      My question to you is when is James going to give Glynda the iron and the wood.  smirk A man that is half man, half metal should be able to turn Glynda from Glynda the "good witch" to Glynda the "bad b*tch." smirk I see the tension, the angst. I saw that elevator scene in Volume 3. Good old Glynda couldn't even walk straight after that moment. It's clear that they've been missing each other in Volume 4. Last we saw of Glynda, she couldn't even fix Beacon because she was having withdrawals. All of Volume 2-3, James was giving Glynda that good ole loving, and, all of a sudden, it stops! Poor Glynda doesn't know what to do! Her riding crop hasn't seen action in months! And don't get me started on poor Ironwood. He has a five o'clock shadow. His skin in looking paler. He has lost a bit of wait all because he hasn't been able to give Glynda that slab. smirk The distance between Atlas and Vale is life threatening! I'm afraid that if they don't see each other soon they won't be able to function properly from all of the sexual tension next time they meet. Forget restoring Vale, they will be restoring other things. smirk

      And let's not forget about Yang. She needs some loving after that tragic incident! She needs a man. She needs a nautical God! She needs Neptune! Forget about Weiss. Yang lost one appendage. So, it is only fair that she gets another! Let Neptune give her his trident! smirk


      RoseThornebush and Friend

      • SgtCabooseftw FIRST Member Star(s) Indication of membership status - One star is a FIRST member, two stars is Double Gold Slayer of Teammates

        10 months ago

        Damn. I cant even criticize because its so well put together

    • JROY FIRST Member Star(s) Indication of membership status - One star is a FIRST member, two stars is Double Gold Gaurdian Lvl.1

      10 months ago

      I keep hearing people complaining about RWBY cliffhangers so I had to make this.


    • JROY FIRST Member Star(s) Indication of membership status - One star is a FIRST member, two stars is Double Gold Gaurdian Lvl.1

      11 months ago

      Miles I'm bored make a comment to entertain me!

    • revanninja FIRST Member Star(s) Indication of membership status - One star is a FIRST member, two stars is Double Gold One who is judged by the

      11 months ago


      Saw this on RWBYMotivations I figured you should see and I support the message thank you for all your hard work Miles.

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

        11 months ago

        hey, thanks!

      • RoaringSkies

        11 months ago

        Hey Miles! The picture reminded me of a question, will we see Neo in the future? Thanks! ^_^

    • revanninja FIRST Member Star(s) Indication of membership status - One star is a FIRST member, two stars is Double Gold One who is judged by the

      11 months ago

      So I am not sure how much you would be interested in seeing this but here you go.



      Please ignore my dog's tail in the spear picture she decided she wanted to nap.

      I havent figured out what I am going to color it yet but the idea is its an older Model so it doesnt transform as much.

      Its based on the M1 Garand 6 clip version rifle.

      its Name is Dealg which is Irish for Thorn 

      I based it off Milo's rifle form and Spear form with some modifications because I have always liked spears.

      And yeah I have no problem with you guys doing stuff with it. I just figured you would like to see what you guys have inspired in others.

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

        11 months ago

        That is RAD. Keep up the great work. You're super talented.

    • ImmaThinkin

      11 months ago

      Just a quick question. Yeah, I know you're busy, but...


      ...correct me if I'm wrong, but is it just me, or do those two faunus in the middle have two traits each? I mean, I'd be cool with some faunus characters having 2 traits if they're descendants of some mystical species or some shit like that, but still- what gives, bro?!

    • revanninja FIRST Member Star(s) Indication of membership status - One star is a FIRST member, two stars is Double Gold One who is judged by the

      11 months ago

      There will always be times when even your best efforts fail. But the courage to give it another go...that's the steel you forge destinies with.


      World of Final Fantasy

      I think its obvious whom I think this quote most works with but I also think you and Kerry need to hear it as well.

      You may not always get it right with writing and directing or what have you. But dont let that stop you. Just because it failed once doesnt mean it needs to fail always.

      We are not the same person from a Day ago nor a minute ago. We grow and change with each breath we take. Failure is the past no matter its not determined until it happens. So try and try no matter how many times because that one success makes it worth it.

      My best wishes.

    • pyrozero FIRST Member Star(s) Indication of membership status - One star is a FIRST member, two stars is Double Gold red beard

      1 year ago

      I just want to thank you for what you said during the advice portion of always open. =)  

    • revanninja FIRST Member Star(s) Indication of membership status - One star is a FIRST member, two stars is Double Gold One who is judged by the

      1 year ago

      Miles the FEELS.


      Vol 4 Episode 2

      My hat is off to you and Kerry good sir.

    • revanninja FIRST Member Star(s) Indication of membership status - One star is a FIRST member, two stars is Double Gold One who is judged by the

      1 year ago

      You have given Jaune the bunny.



      With each generation Remnant will learn to fear the bunny.

    • JROY FIRST Member Star(s) Indication of membership status - One star is a FIRST member, two stars is Double Gold Gaurdian Lvl.1

      1 year ago

      Ok so by basic reaction to V4 ep 1

      -Dammit Miles why do have to make me feel sorry for Cinder WHY!?

      -Oh so the silver eyes hurt maidens huh Salem?..Maybe you should have told Cinder that 8 MONTHS AGO!!!!

      -Wow this guys so crazy that Neo would be like "dude take a chill pill"

      -Who the hell is this?...Seriously who the fuck are you?...Are you a hobbit?

      -Seriously can Nora just pick an eye colour already?!

      -Ren is instantly RWBY's new hot topic.

      -That fight was awesome!

      -Ok Ruby Jaune's shirt is not that funny...seriously you can stop laughing...see this is why I don't like you.

      - (puts on war helmet) Ok RWBY I'm ready for the feels bring it...BRING IT!!!! (three seconds later) currently crying in the corner hugging a Pyrrha plushie.

      -Ah that explains why its taken 8 months to get to Mistral, DAMMIT Nora!

      -Awww sad Weiss is sad.

      My reaction to the opening.

      -Weiss is exactly how I figured

      -HOLY SHIT is that Iron wood? Did he get plastic surgery or something?!

      -Daddy seems to have issues with her daughter dating, gee I wonder why.

      -Come Yang pull yourself together...Uh I mean figuratively.

    • revanninja FIRST Member Star(s) Indication of membership status - One star is a FIRST member, two stars is Double Gold One who is judged by the

      1 year ago

      Miles this got deleted with the site crash so if you saw this already sorry.

      I am hoping Pyrrha's diadem was not used in making Jaune's new gear. Milo Akouo is fine but the Diadem feels like a step too far and should be returned to Pyrrha's family.

      I have seen the Design on the shield and I am hoping that is a replication since its so much sharper then the original design Pyrrha wears. Also it looks bigger as well.

      But the feels wrong for it to be used like that.

      I also hope Pyrrha is coming back which is why its been so much of a non-emotional event in regards to her you want us to feel it HARD when we hear "Hello again." 

      If Pyrrha is coming back the way you are handling her makes sense you arent trying to be too in our faces so the impact is bigger but if she isnt and I really hope this isnt true then Pyrrha isnt being treated right.

      If Pyrrha really is gone we need a scene from JN_R just expressing themselves on that fact otherwise it feels like she is a discard plot tool. That is why I am hoping she is in fact alive because then some of the frankly odd ways of handling her passing makes sense but if she isnt then...yeah.

      I am sorry I am not sure I am getting my point across well and I am not sure how to. I guess I will end this saying I hope you guys havent really killed her and all you are doing is a magicians sleight of hand making us think she is dead when she really isnt.


    • MythicFox

      1 year ago

      I'm quite surprised that you even accepted my friend request months ago. I was expecting a "Surely you jest?" sort of response, but okay.

      Also quick but dumb theory after watching the Vol 4 clip and seeing Jaune not wearing his new(er) armor: he accidentally broke his fly or ripped his pants and tore off a big piece of Ruby's cape to cover it up before he embarrasses himself in front of Grimm or the enemy.

    • mypal1990 FIRST Member Star(s) Indication of membership status - One star is a FIRST member, two stars is Double Gold The one who works

      1 year ago

      Thanks for accepting my friend request! Looking forward to many adventures you have in store Temporary Burnie.

    • Dra90nL0rd1

      1 year ago

      I'm hyped for season 4. 

      So Hyped, I believe I've got a Good Theory on What Remnant's True Backstory Is & What's in store for Season 4.

      It would mean a lot if you checked it out. These videos don't come out for another week, so you are getting to see first.

      RWBY: The Secerts To Remnant's Past [Theory Pt. 1]

      RWBY Season 4 Predictions [Theory Pt. 2]

      Any comments? Confirmations?

    • Mayagius

      1 year ago

      Thanks for accepting my Friend Request! You are now currently my only friend on this beautiful website, so I thank you! :)

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

      1 year ago

      Not sure if you know.. but there's already a video game news show called Checkpoint by LoadingReadyRun , that's been running for around 5 years.... Link seems kinda in poor taste to start a show with that same name , especially when you're both associated with Fullscreen.. 

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

        1 year ago

        Already got the memo! You can read about it in Kyle's journal here:

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

        1 year ago

        Glad to hear it! and thanks for taking the time to reply.

    • restartreese FIRST Member Star(s) Indication of membership status - One star is a FIRST member, two stars is Double Gold Reese

      1 year ago

      Miles can we please see and animated music video for keeper of the flame pleaaase! btw i loved camp camp and you did fantastic on it :)

    • badyoutuber34

      1 year ago

      thanks for friending me

    • SgtCabooseftw FIRST Member Star(s) Indication of membership status - One star is a FIRST member, two stars is Double Gold Slayer of Teammates

      1 year ago

      After about 4 years of awensering that stupid question of, "What are you going to be when you grow up?" With a "I don't know," I figured that I wanna be a writer, and hey, maybe even for roosterteeth. What do you look for in writers there?

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