Whitley: “Miss Rose, the best things in life are things you make other people do for you. Example: I’ve never cleaned my room! I just wait for it to get messy enough that Klein caves and he makes one of the maids do it for me. Win-win!”
Ruby: “…and you’re proud of this?”
Whitley: “Obviously! Otherwise, I wouldn’t have told you about it!”
Winter: what the hell is ‘🥺’? Use your words I don’t speak bottom.
i kinda like that Whitley’s change of tune had very little to do with Weiss actually. Weiss was ready to dismiss him because she hadn’t seen anything in her brother that made him seem useful or helpful and she was dealing with other things. Yeah, Willow made a point to mention not leaving Whitley behind and maybe if things were more calm Weiss would’ve made an attempt to reconcile but there’s a lot going on right now.
Meanwhile, Whitley doesn’t exactly have the weight of the world on his shoulders. Yeah, his dad’s in jail and the apocalypse is happening but Whitley isn’t involved in the Salem part of the story. He’s just a bystander. The family drama is his center right now and so it makes sense that he would have time to process how he feels about his father and his sisters.
Add to that the message from Ruby and knowing just how much deep shit everyone’s in, Whitley calling Klein had absolutely nothing to do with Weiss. Not directly anyway.
And I think it’s really interesting how Weiss admired Winter and essentially was inspired by her and followed in her footsteps and those two were relatively close but Whitley found his own path separate from them but still away from Jacques’ influence
Weiss: If this is about those stupid Tamagotchis, you left me with six of them, Whitley! Taking care of that many is like a full-time job!
Whitley: I left you with six adult Tamagotchis in perfect health, and by the time I came home, they were all dead. You have to like, ACTIVELY murder them in order for that to happen!
Weiss: I feel fine.
Whitley: You just were impaled!
Weiss: Don’t worry, I’ve been impaled before.
Whitley: YOU DON’T BUILD UP AN IMMUNITY TO BEING IMPALED, WEISS.
I hope if we get one F bomb in the show it’s Whitley saying ‘fuck you’ to Jaques
I have a new concept to introduce to the absolute mess of Ozcar AU’s the Soul Dozen has created 🙈 I humbly present…
Which I have decided to title “A Beacon of Hope”
- Ozpin starts a halfway house for strays, runaways, and juvenile delinquents.
- Oscar (14) was officially adopted by Oz after his parents kicked him out from coming out to them as trans (FTM trans!Oscar is underrated)
- Emerald (16), Mercury (16), and Cinder (20) are the only three in the house court-ordered to stay with him after they got caught stealing to survive.
- Weiss (16) and Whitley (12) show up one day out of the blue after escaping their abusive father.
- Blake (18) ran away from home to join the White Fang and came to him after that went sideways. She’s still too scared to go home and Oz’s main goal with her is to make her feel safe enough to do so. She helps him a lot around the house.
- I’m creating this AU so you know Cloqwork is involved but I won’t rant about that too much (yet). I only mention it because Ruby (16) and Yang (18) still live with Tai, but they visit their uncles all the time and become really close with most of the kids staying there.
- Yang gets super attached to Blake and visits often, finding the smallest excuses to help her around the house and run errands with her (yes, I’m adding Bumbleby to the mix, who do you think I am?).
- Ren (6) and Nora (5) are two little kids Oz noticed snooping around outside the house one day. He questioned them, asking them where their parents were, where they live, if they were lost, etc. When they didn’t have answers to these basic questions he knew what he had to do.
Sheepishly, he walked into the house and found Qrow in the kitchen. The kids are trailing behind him, hiding behind his legs.
“Qrow. Please don’t be mad.”
“Oh no. What did you do, Ozzy?”
Oz hesitantly steps aside, letting the presence of the kids speak for itself. Qrow can’t help but just laugh. He knows where this is going.
“They were just wandering around outside, Qrow! What was I supposed to do!”
Adopt them, obviously! And Qrow agrees. So now they live there, too.
- Pyrrha (22) and Jaune (22) are Oz’s only other staff members. They help the kids with homework, transportation, extra circulars, the more day-to-day stuff.
This post is getting too long so I will stop but yes, I do have more.
I’ve said this about many of my ideas, but this one is absolutely the most self-indulgent AU I’ve thought of. I plan on using this setting and these characters to stay focused on my studies this semester so any and all ideas/questions/interactions with it are greatly appreciated XD
Hey, if Whitley ends up going with the gang to save the world and then he sees Oscar, who’s ribs are broken, is bloodied and probably has a shoulder dislocated, he is gonna freak out. “Is that what’s gonna happen to me!?´´
Adam: your daughter calls me daddy too.
Jacques: wait. Which daughter?
Adam: the one you disowned
Jacques: Do you have the slightest idea how little that narrows it down?
Willow: *facepalm* Thank god I’m cheating on you with real man ain’t that right Adam?
Weiss: you been fucking my mom!?
Winter: you been fucking my sister!?
Whitley: I’m happy we could have family dinner together.
Winter: WHERE WERE YOU LAST NIGHT?! YOU DIDNT COME HOME!
Weiss: I-I was at a party!!! Smoking weed!!!
Whitley: Don’t lie. You were at the library, you fucking nerd.
*writes 20 long posts about winter and whitleys nonexistent relationship* I know what I am talking about.
WHEN I get a winter-whitley hug…
Whitley: Hey Weiss… do you think Winter’s doing alright? I know we don’t exactly get along, but I’m still worried about her. Maybe it’s just with everything else going on but I just have this awful feeling she’s doing something incredibly reckless right now.
Weiss: Well, the last time I saw her she was injured pretty badly, which obviously isn’t good, but right now I’d guess she’s still recovering in hospital and away from any fighting going on. It’s barely been a day and she’s smart enough to know her own limits, and even Ironwood wouldn’t force her to fight still in that condition.
Winter, at that very moment, having forced herself back into the field on Ironwood’s orders before properly recovering from her injuries, her body being held together and kept going by an robotic exoskeleton and sheer dumb willpower, about to enter an eldritch horror whale to detonate a bomb inside in a suicide mission when their are potentially still children inside:
Hey, just had this thought. It’s one of those, “Oh Lordy, this is depressing in hindsight” thoughts, but I had to get it out so all would share in my misery.
Does anyone remember, in Volume 2, “Extracurricular”, Jaune hitting on Weiss and Weiss shooting him down? And when called out on it, Weiss said, “All my life, boys have only cared about the perks of my last name.” At the time, we just took it for typical “Mean, rich girl being superficial”.
Now, let’s jump forward towards to Volume 5, “Alone Together”. When talking to Yang, Weiss gives us this glimpse into her past: “When I was ten, my dad finally admitted to my mom that the only reason he married her was for the family name.”
Ouch. And double ouch.
So I’m assuming that Weiss was so traumatized by what happened to her mom, that afterwards she just assumed that any guy, or maybe, any person, who showed her with any sort of kindness, was just doing it for the future rewards. And it isn’t until she gets to Beacon, until she meets genuinely kind and earnest people, that she starts to accept that there may be such a thing as good intentions. People that she can feel she can treat without being taken advantage of?
It’s been a long road for her, hasn’t it…?
I remember when the debut of Oscar, Whitley, and Ilia happened. I remember latching on to Whitley’s character immediately, and at the time hating Blake for some reason so much that anyone who was in opposition to her was fantastic. And then I saw prismatic ponytails and was like hmmmmmm. Then I was like, aunt Ilia??? Which eventually developed into mom Ilia.
There’s no real purpose for this post, I was just scrolling through posts and saw “Ilia” and “Whitley” in the same sentence and went hog wild.
I hope I don’t disappoint with this 😩
All in order (Ruby x Oscar, Ruby x Penny, Oscar x Whitley)
WILL WHITLEY GET HIS SEMBLANCE????????!