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I have been told that I do the angst thing a lot. But for what I enjoy writing? I like the small stories, drabbles, One-Shots etc. The challenge of a small story contained, which encourages more word play. Symbolism, patterns and thematic elements are usually more poignant, and it forces my hand to be more creative. More times than not, I fail, but I learn something. Which is why I usually come back to this style when I’m stuttering on a bigger story that I’m writing.

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If you mean the different styles of writers in the show? I enjoy the slightly different perspectives the different writers offer to the same characters, but that there’s a singular story arc they all follow closely, so the characters don’t feel ooc.

Now, if you mean, how do I as a writer view the overarching writing of RWBY? Well, overall, I feel like the story has a good arc, compelling characters, and enjoyable lore.

Are there flaws? Of course! Nobody’s perfect (I mean, I know for a fact that I’ve got a lot more flaws in my stories than RWBY’s writers have had). Despite the timing of my answering this after the last episode we had, which has caused a lot of division in the FNDM about bad writing (not going to spoil anything– it’s an ask, and I don’t want anybody being ruined from the surprises along the way), I do believe that the writing overall is good.

Would I do some things differently? I mean, yeah. But that’s more preference on my part.

Is there pacing issues? Sometimes, but sometimes it’s a good break from the heavy emotional rollercoaster they put us through on the lore-light volumes. And vice versa. It can’t all be lore, or you’d have LotR which, while being one of my favs, is too lore heavy for casual reading/watching. You risk isolating your audience if you do too much of one or the other. So balancing that is an ongoing challenge.

My two biggest gripes?

First, they have a hard time creating/sustaining/flourishing relationships, and either making them realistic, or compelling. This new season shows the benefits of bringing in the other writers, since we’re starting to see that change. Renora, Bumblebee (say what you will, but it’s actually been a pretty good rendition of friends to lovers, slow-burn arc) both show that they’re starting to grasp and display good, healthy relationships, and how they can have challenges and still survive. Yes, some of it is more implied than shown, but these are small arcs, small snippets. And the cast is too large to give us enough time for more (mini-gripe, but it has given me my birb man, so it’s mini) but that’s where fandom fills in the gaps.

And my second gripe? Well, it’s related to the writing, but not the writing, per se.

I love that you want to be involved with your fandom, CRWBY, I really do - but please stop telling or hinting at things about the plot. If it’s not hurtful, don’t tell us. Let us speculate. Let us guess. Let us be wrong (or right). Don’t get into the theories. Don’t get into the ships. I think we’re all seeing the results right now of having gotten too involved with the fandom. It’s happened before, but this time… I think they might have learned this lesson the hard way.

So overall? They’ve created compelling characters and stories that I enjoy.

And wooooow did that become longer than I anticipated. Sorry anon, if this was more than you bargained for! I don’t usually get into this kind of stuff, but I’ll answer/talk more, if you guys want!

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Hehehe 😁 well, originally –and this is back when I planned it in 2019– that scene took place earlier in the morning, and it was Harry walking in on Tom as he finished j*cking off and he’d say “thats not what I ordered for breakfast”, so basically I kept the idea and adapted it to the new scene. Then given what he was referring to, I said to my editor “I’m sensing a buns pun here,” so it happened. As to Tom’s reply, well, have you looked at his 🍑 ? ;) But if you want to know how I really came up with it, you’ll have to ask my brain. It’s a relatively independent entity and I cannot answer for it 😅 but thank you! Thank you soooooo much 🥺🥰💙

> read Riding My ☆ Ten - Away (T)

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                         ‘     oh,     mr.     hook     -     is     that     a     book     in     my     lap,    or     are     you     really     happy     to     see     me  ??     ‘

           ————       𝚂𝚃𝙴𝙰𝙻𝙸𝙽𝙶  𝙰  𝙲𝙷𝙸𝙿     from     his     own     plate,     gaspard     fights     every     urge     that     says     to     look     &     see.               he     has     his     SMUGGLERS     across     the     isle,     contact     on     contact     to     get     the     covers     he     wants,     but     of     all    the     DASTARDLY   DO-BADS     he     had     not     expected     harry     hook     to     have     such     access.               it     wasn’t     as     if     the      lad      could     read.               what     would     he’ve     had     to     do,     to    get    his     hands     on     something     down    here   ??

          SURPRISE,     &     no     small     bubble     of     excitement     in     his     gut,     gaspard     sees     this     for     what     it     is.

                        ‘     thanks,     sea-sickle.    ‘

           ❛❛     gil     tell     you   ??               yeah,     not     doing     SO  BAD     for     twenty     two,    ah??    ❜❜          /          @tiderider​,     for     his     birthday

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like DSNJKDS IT’S STILL SO FUNNY, WHY DID IT HAVE TO BE THAT SERIOUS. fun fact they reblogged a post from me on my main blog like last month and it was so funny to see them in my notes (i only knew it was them because it was the same as their twitter handle lol) so i clicked on their blog and saw they had a derena sideblog and when i looked at the derena sideblog they had reblogged several of my derena gifsets LMFAOOOOOOO. reblogging my posts after calling me an ableist slur on twitter because they assumed i hated derena over 1 opinion… 😭 i have to laugh

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Thank you so much for reading it!

Sometimes I think about throwing in a ballpark ‘end’ chapter and then I realise that there’s no point, this story could realistically be around 80 chapters and I’m just going to…let…that happen…and then hide in a badger sett somewhere or something because of it, lol.

(Part of the reason it’s got so many chapters already is actually partly because many of the chapters are much shorter than my normal chapter lengths). But also I just think this is a Game Theory type story, where 450k as a wordcount is not unrealistic.

Holy shit though. x.x

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Mmm,, they’re good, they’ve been racing and training the best so far. Expect one is lame, so we’ll have to retire her.. but she’ll be okay.

Other than that, our new baby isn’t too bad, she hasn’t tried killing any of us yet.

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Hiya Anonymous! Thanks for the ask. I think it’s awesome that Peri has a twitter account. I’m not allowed to go look it up, as I’m not allowed to follow Rebecca Sugar on Twitter. But I’ll add it to my list of things to check out at the end of this journey. I do love Lars’ home. I think it’s my favorite of the show so far. Nothing about Onion’s house or Sadie’s house really grabbed my attention. Connie’s house is also pretty boring, run of the mill… I do, however, like Steven’s house though. I like the loft area in the living room, the shelves in the wall under the loft, the chiminea, and the peninsula in the open kitchen. There are also several decorations and books in the beach house that catch my eye from time to time. Honestly I probably only noticed the awesomeness of Lars’ home because I had just finished redecorating my dining room and one of the things we did was bring a lot of plants that we had throughout the house. It makes it feel so homey.

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