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4 years agopacificspace
This is a second part of my breakdown of the X&V S2 trailer, if you have not read part one you can find it here!!! Read it so that you can understand this.
Have you read part one? Good. If you remember correctly, I left you on a bit of a cliffhanger. Where was I... Oh yeah! What's the big deal if there is a Vav/Mogar team-up/friendship built?
Well my reader, remember in the beginning with XRay looking mopey? Think about it, when someone looks like they havenâ€™t been taking care of themselves and there is junk food littered around a room, itâ€™s generally because of some sort of loss (such as a breakup, missing person, death, etc).
THUS I propose TWO separate theories â€¦.
1. THAT VAV LEAVES X-RAY TO GO FIGHT CRIME WITH MOGAR
2. THAT VAV DIES OR IS THOUGHT TO BE DEAD BY XRAY
"But Grace" I can hear you say, "Vav is too loyal to leave XRay! And Vav can't die, he's a main character and angst isn't a part of this show, it's supposed to be happy, Saturday morning cartoon style!"
Well hold your horses I'm gonna get to that!
In both cases, XRay would be heartbroken. Taking out all the gay shippy stuff (touching tips, XRay looking at Vavâ€™s groin with his xray glasses, THE FREAKING NEAR KISS IN THE TRAILER) throughout the show IT HAS BEEN MENTIONED MULTIPLE TIMES HOW GOOD OF FRIENDS THESE TWO ARE.
The first episode, XRay talks about how he wouldnâ€™t want to share the keys to the city with anyone else.
In the second episode when evil Orf hits Vav into boxes, XRay cries out his name and gets so angry, he actually manages to hit Orf (even though it doesnâ€™t do damage), the FIRST time in the show that XRay aimed at something, and hit it.
The beginning of episode 3 theyâ€™re hanging out together in their free time, and Vav is super concerned when XRay gets hit by the mind control beam.
Like the list could go on and on but basically it would be DEVASTATING if XRay lost Vav somehow. Vav is his best friend. If something happened so that the dorktastic duo was separated, it makes sense that XRay would look so defeated.
Now if you were paying attention, and choose to go with option 1, it would seem like the next step for Vav to pair up with Mogar because of an infatuation/admiration. As I mentioned before, Vav has always been about justice, and perhaps he thinks that he can do a better job as a hero with Mogar (something that in the trailer XRay states he is afraid of -- "People are gonna think he's a better hero than us!")
Remember when I talked about the line â€œItâ€™s a dog-eat-dog world out thereâ€? if you donâ€™t know what it means, hereâ€™s a quick breakdown. In the year 43 BC, Roman scholar Marcus Tarentius Varro observed humanity and remarked that even â€œa dog will not eat dog.â€ His point was that humans are less principled in the matter of destroying their own kind than other animals. The saying â€œdog-eat-dog worldâ€ then became popular in the Industrial Revolution due to the highly competitive, ruthless markets. The Cambridge dictionary describes it as â€œmarked by destructive or ruthless competition; without self-restraint, ethicsâ€
Weâ€™ve already seen that XRay feels threatened by Mogar. If Mogar has lived off the grid for most of his life/is secretive, it shows that he thinks things through and plots/plans things out, and is probably very cunning. And weâ€™ve already seen that XRay seems to be an â€˜act first think laterâ€™ type of person. In my opinion, a rift between XRay and Vav because of Mogar is a high possibility.
With option 2, itâ€™s also fairly obvious if we look back at the screencap posted where Vav takes a hit for the Ash character, some sort of a cut to the chest (similar to Mogarâ€™s slash marks against the Waluigi-esque character perhaps???). While it seems unlikely that theyâ€™d kill off Vav considering Lindsay and Jordan have said in the SDCC panel that they want to keep making more seasons, what COULD be a possibility is XRay THINKING that Vav has died. It would probably be enough to make XRay look so sad as he does in that opening scene.
To me, if this were to happen i would assume it to be during the mid-season finale, as it would leave us at a great cliffhanger. Because we all know that XRay and Vav would be reunited right? Or else I would cry so please don't make me cry @ Lindsay and Jordan.
BUT HEY, THATâ€™S JUST A THEORYâ€¦ A GAMEâ€“ shit wrong show, sorry Iâ€™ve been watching a lot of MatPat videos.
Anyways if you're interested in learning about why I think the Mad King is going to make a return in Season 2, keep an eye out because I will be posting it shortly and then will link it to both this post and the first one.
4 years agopacificspace
The following is a breakdown of the trailer INCLUDING SOME THEORIES I have about each thing. There will be a few of these.
THERE WILL BE SPOILERS
The topic is onâ€¦ something happens to split apart XRay and Vavâ€¦.
Within the very first few shots is a very important clue:
Take a good look at this picture. Firstly, XRay is alone, laying on the couch. We have never seen XRay and Vav separated throughout season one. Even in their free time, they were together. His eyes, if you look close has dark circles under them. His hair looks messier than normal. Thereâ€™s garbage everywhere, looks a lot like from snack food and soda. Overall it looks like heâ€™s given up and isnâ€™t taking care of himself.
He looks defeated.
Lastly, the exact line that is used at this clip is â€œItâ€™s a dog eat dog world out thereâ€ and then goes on to â€œThe only way to survive is to eat, or be eatenâ€, keep that in mind as you goâ€¦
THE NEXT PART TO POINT OUT
Throughout the whole trailer, XRay keeps pointing out and trying to convince to Vav that Mogar is lame, not to be trusted, has a dumb name, stealing their thunder, etc etc. Each time, Vav doesnâ€™t look like he really believes XRay and even looks a little annoyed at him.
So from these I think itâ€™s safe to take a guess that Vav is going to take a liking to Mogar, where as XRay does not.
AND THEN we have this quick sceneâ€¦
While the idea of kawaii â€œsenpai notice meâ€ Vav is hilarious, thereâ€™s a lot we can gather from this potentially. One, Vav obviously looks excited, and is admiring what we can assume to be a person. The hearts in the background confirm that heâ€™s got strong emotions towards whatever heâ€™s looking at.
And, we can be sure that the one person he ISNâ€™t looking at is XRay, because about a second later, XRay is slapping him so Vav will snap out of it.
Now while itâ€™s entirely possible that vav is looking at an object because that would be up the alley of the jokes and show style, I believe that he is looking at a person. And, itâ€™s safe to gather that it isnâ€™t someone that weâ€™ve met in the show before, given the look on Vavâ€™s face which seems to have a sense of shock/surprise to it.
That gives us about 4 characters that it could possibly be given the trailer.
1. The Waluigi-esque villain character that we see early on that gets beaten by Mogar. HIGHLY UNLIKELY but needs to be said.
2. The adorable smoll little child with the missing tooth and book that is likely being voiced Kerry Shawcross (it was confirmed during SDCC he would be playing a part). While this is more likely than the villain, the fact that itâ€™s a kid (presumably) makes it unlikely.
3. The new female character we meet which I have heard is named Ash and is voiced by Jessica Dicicco. I can see this being a solid possibility because of this scene right here where Vav jumps in front of her and takes damage.
However, I think we all can guess who it isâ€¦. everyoneâ€™s favorite bear and the majority of the fandomâ€™s favorite team pairing/shipâ€¦. In fact, considering that Lindsay is one of the writers and main driving force of the show, and she has multiple times joked about â€œmavinâ€, as well as Rooster Teethâ€™s tendency to make fun of things tumblr pushes, the answer isâ€¦.Mogar
Like seriously, everything weâ€™ve seen in the trailer seems like something from a fanfic, so is it so hard to believe that there will be some sort of joke about Vav/Mogar? Besides it doesnâ€™t have to even be about romance, Vav has always been in the show about JUSTICE and it could just be that he really admires Mogar for how he gets the job done so well.
Youâ€™re probably wondering what the importance of Vav/Mogar could be to the show, other than fan serviceâ€¦
WELL I DON'T HAVE ENOUGH CHARACTERS SO READ PART 2 WHERE I EXPLAIN THE REST, HERE.
4 years agopacificspace
Being as it is the RT anniversary today, I felt like I kinda wanted to do a weird thank you to the company for the impact it's had on my life. So this post is going to be sappy and emotional and touch on mental illness and mention suicide so trigger warning!
The first time I ever saw RvB was right about the time the Xbox 360 came out, and there was something on the dashboard about the show and I watched all of it I could and laughed. But after my console/internet privileges were taken away from me because of my shitty family life (that's a whole other shit story), I didn't pursue it.
It wasn't until December 2013 that I saw another RT related video; the first Surgeon Simulator Rage Quit. At this time in my life, I was in a major depression, though I've faced it all my life, to the point that I wanted to end my own life. I was having trouble with school and financial aid, was physically ill most of the time, and had spent the last year escaping an emotionally manipulative extended family. I hated myself and felt like a failure, and that the world would be better off without me. For a whole week, I could barely eaten and couldn't seem to get out of bed.
And then, I saw the Rage Quit video on my recommended area on youtube. I couldn't remember the last time I had laughed that hard, or even simply smiled for that matter. That night, I watched almost every Rage Quit that was out there, and started to feel good enough to function like a proper human. I started eating a bit more regularly and actually leaving my dorm and going to class, while getting more and more addicted to a bunch of idiots playing video games.
My life truly began to change though when I first went to one of Tina's streams, simply because Ray retweeted something and I was intrigued. From there, I met one of my best friends, Brendan, and so many other amazing people, and The Afterstreamers was born.
For once, I didn't quit feel so lonely. I had a community that was kind and welcoming and made me feel like I belonged. I remember breaking down over text to Brendan multiple times when things were rough, and it was my friends in the RT community that urged me to seek a psychiatrist, which I finally did. Because of this, I was diagnosed with Type II Bipolar and Generalized Anxiety disorder, and was put onto medication. For the first time in my life, I've felt more stable, and believe now that it really can get better.
The amount of support, whether it's in regards to my art or the Afterstreamers or just in general, I've gotten is something that still shocks me. Growing up, no one was ever proud of me, or believed in me. Now I have people buying commissions from me and saying I should apply for the RTX Artist's Alley (which I don't think I'll be doing this year just so I can hang out with friends). It's all incredible to me, and this last year has been the best of my life.
It sounds cliche, but because of all the events that has happened to me, simply by watching a video, I can say that Rooster Teeth has saved my life. So thanks.
Hi guys! As was recently stated in our last news update, we are going to start having community members on our weekly podcasts! Interested? Here's what you have to do to be on.
First, you must have a computer with a working mic. Second, you must have Skype and Audacity downloaded.
Next, all you need to do is comment on this forum! We'll go down the line, so first come first serve! We normally record on Sundays at around 7:30 PM Central.
EDIT (Sunny) : Audacity needs to be set up to export as an .mp3 by downloading LAME and a Dropbox account to send the files would be prefered
EDIT 2 (Sunny) : Recordings normally take an hour but often go longer. Please make sure you allot enough time. 2 hours would be a safe amount.
Post edited 10/06/14 7:20PM
4 years agopacificspace
I am a conspiracy theory nut, and could go on for ages talking about this sort of thing, but here's a conclusion I've come to based on what we learned in the season 12 finale of RvB (as well as past seasons).
We've now discovered from the season 12 finale that UNSC Oversight Chairman and CEO of Charon Industries, Malcom Hargrove, is responsible for inciting the war between the New Republic and Federal Army. He's seen onboard the Staff of Charon, which in season 10 was commanded by Insurrectionist Leader, an antagonist of Project Freelancer. The Insurrectionist Leader later was seen earlier in Recreation (Episode 7) at the military dig site, looking for alien weaponry after killing the original diplomats and researchers there. It is never discovered whom he was working for since he was killed.
Now, Charon Industries is "a weapons, technological, and cryogenics corporation'. Now, weapons and technology makes sense, especially if they're stockpiling alien tech as the plot has been around. However, why the cryogenics? There is really no need for it to be brought up, and it's stated only in passing because it doesn't have to do with the plot. Or does it?
The only other time that cryogenics has been mentioned (as far as I can tell) was in Season 9, back when North and South infiltrated the BjÃ¸rndal Cryogenics Research Facility. We're never specifically told exactly who the facility belonged to, however when South is caught during intel transfer, what name is on the two mugs being held by the soldier? Charon Industries.
Why was Charon so interested in having Maine's helmet? Yes, the UNSC was responsible for collection of all Project Freelancer equipment, 'in order to keep it from getting into the wrong hands' (However, as we've seen in season 12 that has not been the case, as we've found out that the Chairman was allowing this equipment to be given out which is a whole other thing in itself).
However, I have a sneaking suspicion that cryogenics wouldn't have been mentioned if there wasn't a reason for it. When we last saw Agent Maine, he was being pulled off a cliff by a warthog. And while the Reds and Blues believe Maine to be dead, remember that Carolina was thrown off a cliff and managed to survive. And, who would be responsible for picking up Maine's body? The UNSC, which the Chairman has obvious power over.
It is my theory that the Chairman currently has Agent Maine in cryogenic slumber and is attempting to get back his armour. For what purpose? To use Agent Maine as his own personal weapon? To learn about the after effect of the multiple AIs (since that was the original purpose of Project Freelancer)? I have no idea.
But RvB has had many a plot twists before that were very briefly mentioned seasons before (Omega 'infecting' Church and it not affecting him was definitely a big clue that he was an AI), and Miles has shown that he loves a good plot twist himself.
And I totally didn't originally think of the cryogenics theory when thinking of a possible way they could bring York back until a friend mentioned the Maine helmet. Nope. Though you have to admit, wouldn't it be fantastic if they brought York back but as a "Winter Soldier" thing and was used to fight Carolina and Wash?
Tell me what you think, y'all.
5 years agopacificspace
This post is going to get extremely personal, and is in response to some of the claims being made against me. There are potential triggers, so be careful when reading if mentions of suicide will affect you. Just to be clear, this in no way represents the collective of the Afterstreamers admins. Everything I'll be saying is my own statements and beliefs, and I do not bring those into the decisions I make as an admin. There are two 'main' complaints, I suppose you could call them, being directed towards myself. The first being that I don't care about the Afterstreamers group, and the second that I'm using the group (as well as my art, according to tumblr) to gain popularity in the Rooster Teeth community.
The Afterstreamers was something I co-created with Brendan, simply as a place where those at (originally) Tina's streams could all hang out. We'd both been at her streams a couple times, had laughed with others, and wanted to continue that. And when one night, Tina hung out afterwards, that was when Brendan went ahead and created the RT page. That night was possibly one of the best things to happen to me. I have met some of the greatest, funniest, kindest people through the group. Every person has made an impact on me in some sort of way. I'm so proud of how much we've grown, and so thankful to be a part of it.
Thus, it's incredibly sad that it's believed I and other admins don't care about the group. We've done as much as we can to keep the Afterstreamers as a safe, fun place for people to connect. We've spent countless hours trying to think of ways to help, and I think we've done an excellent job at organizing community events. We love our group. I love this group. When the statement of "if you don't like the way the group is, then leave' was made and I agreed, it was meant that if the group is not providing what you need and it was upsetting, perhaps it would be better for you to find somewhere else. It's harsh, but it's the truth. However, tensions were high when this statement was made and it clearly did not come across the way we wanted to. I care a lot about this group, or I wouldn't have continued to be an admin this long, I would have given up my position. But I can't please everyone, no matter how much I want to, and that is why it's been rough, and maybe that's why people don't think I care.
As for the second matter, there isn't much to say. It hurts me that someone could think I'm using others. My entire life, I've been used and manipulated by people, and I would never, ever do that to another. I don't care about popularity. All I've ever wanted is to have friends that I can trust, people that I know are in my corner. And I've become friends with some awesome people, whom I'm so happy I've gotten to know. When Brendan, myself, and the other original members first began, we never thought we'd get more than 20 people. We thought it'd be a dumb joke that after a month or two would go under. With my art, again, there's nothing to say. I love to make people happy, and through my art I can repay the people that have brought happiness to myself. It's the only way I know how, it's not much, but it's what I can do.
The last eight months have been life-changing. When the group was created, I was in an extreme depression, having constant anxiety attacks and couldn't even leave my dorm. I was practically suicidal again. But suddenly, I had a solid group of friends. Brendan especially, was there for me in times of crisis and I'm so thankful for that. I went to a doctor and was diagnosed with Generalized Anxiety Disorder and Type II Bipolar, prescribed a mood stabilizer, and am seeing a therapist for traumatic experiences I've had in life that I will not share. If it wasn't for the amazing friendships I've made through this group and tumblr, I don't know if I'd be here today.
And so, I'm not sure if this has really cleared anything up. The two complaints aren't exactly things you can defend yourself against. All I know is that I will never purposefully hurt or use any member of the Afterstreamers, and that I'm so happy to be a part of the group.
Thank you all for your support and love,
5 years agopacificspace
There is really no way to express how amazed, enthralled, and straight up overjoyed I am to be at RTX because it's simply too epic. I have had so much fun in the past 24 hours, it's incredible. Today I got pictures with Patrick and Brandon, which is just. Gah. No words. Just straight up awesome.
And while the heat is a killer, my feet hurt, and some crazy false alarm caused CAH to be rescheduled, I can't wait to be back out there tomorrow. Time to shower, watch the new Minecraft Monopoly Let's Play, and go the fuck to sleep.
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