Posted in 2016, Adults, Teens, Web Series

RWBY: Volumes 1-3 (Or the Rooster Teeth animated show)

The Spoiler-Free Beginning

In another world, called Remnant. In said world, there are kingdoms. Outside the kingdoms, there are creatures called Grimm, who are incredibly dark and choose to eat humans. Huntsman and Huntressess, and they have semblances which is like a superpower fight these monsters. Also, there is something called dust. Dust are powerful jewels representing the elements.  There are also another race called Faunus. They are humanoids with physical animal traits.

Ruby Rose is a 15-year old girl who wants to be a huntress, but she wasn’t allowed to go school to be a huntress because of age. She fights a group of robbers who are trying to rob a dust store and the headmaster (Ozpin) and another teacher (Glydna) for Beacon Academy, a school for huntmen and huntresses sees how good she fights, while they were helping Ruby, and they let her in.

At the school, she is with her older sister, Yang and within the first day, they meet a boy named Jaune, two girls; Weiss and Blake. Then there is an initiation, where you are partnered up with the first person you make eye contact with. Yang is partnered with Blake. Ruby is partnered with Weiss, the two who didn’t like each other. Jaune was partnered with a champion fighter named Pyrrha.

Within the partners, two sets are put together. Yang and Blake & Ruby and Weiss are made team RWBY, Ruby being the leader. Jaune was made leader of team JNPR with Pyrrha, and a pair of two old friends named Ren and Nora.

The story follows mostly team RWBY and team JNPR as they live life as training huntsmen & huntressess and fighting Grimm monsters.

My Review

 

Remnant

The world of Remnant is a world that is very chaotic. It could be a world that is early in it’s civilisation, but they already had a great war that threatened individualism. After the war, the school for huntspeople was created. Also, the “Color Naming Rule” was created, all people and teams need to be named in relation to a color, because of indiviualism was threatened. SEE BELOW.

(RWBY Wiki) (http://vignette3.wikia.nocookie.net/rwby/images/a/a8/Rwby_naming_rules.png/revision/latest?cb=20140706224439)

Ruby

The character of Ruby is such an interesting character who looks innocent but she is able to make brilliant fight plans, and fighting style. One great moment on the show was when she was geeking out about what weapons people have, despite having one of the most powerful weapons in the world. But Ruby is in a way, a moral compass and she is a great leader. She has a scene where she talks to Jaune about being a leader, where she gives Jaune a good speech about giving him hope with being a leader, only a few hours after losing her confidence but having a good talk with Ozpin.

Weiss

Weiss’ character is a hard character to watch for the first few episodes, but she becomes an interesting character. She seemed like a foil to Ruby, until a professor talks to her to help her realize that she can believe in Ruby as a leader, which is a touching scene, and then she becomes a cool character. Her treatment towards Faunuses is hard to get through in the story at the end of volume one.

Blake

Blake is the most calm character of the story and she is shy and unwilling to go to the dance. Additionally, she runs when she gets too frusated. Blake may be the least talkative one of Team RWBY, she has some humor to her. She has even stronger beliefs then Ruby, which is explained. Blake is a very mysterious character for the first volume, but RWBY becomes as much as her story then Ruby’s story.

Yang

Something that annoys me about how Yang is shown, is that the voice of Yang is Rooster Teeth podcast regular, Barbara Dunkelman who makes a lot of puns on the podcast, but there are little references to that except for complaining about others’ puns. Despite that, Yang is a funny character. She is the happy peacekeeper of Team RWBY. She is the most socially adapt person on the show, and she’s the nice one. She sees fun in everything, like the food fight in the beginning of Volume 2 (which is the funniest RWBY scene.) Yang in a way is the mother of Team RWBY.

Jaune

Jaune started at Beacon as puking on the plane over and being the least confident person at school. He is then pushed into leadership of Team JNPR. Jaune is the kindest person and he is as Yang is to Team RWBY, Jaune is Team JNPR. Eventually, Jaune begins to build confidence with help of his teammate, Pyrrha.

 

 

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Posted in 2016, All Ages, Books, Fan Theories, Films, Games, Kids, Teens, TV Shows

Fan Theories Pt. 2

Disclaimer: Some of them actually have no answer to it.

A few months ago, I did a post about Fan Theories and I called it “Fan Theories Pt. 1” (link is below)

https://tvbookfilmreviewers.wordpress.com/2015/11/14/fan-theories-pt-1/

This is part 2.

Princess Bride

In the movie: Wesley had told Dread Pirate Roberts about Buttercup and was kept alive for that. Dread Pirate Roberts made Wesley the Dread Pirate Roberts (which is a code name)

This one is probably well known, but I brought it up on Reddit (Link in the subtitle). The premise of this idea is that The Dread Pirate Roberts heard the story of Buttercup and was touched, but still kills Wesley. He immediately regrets it and then looks for Buttercup in a way to repay Wesley, but never tells Buttercup (for obivous reasons).

“The Polar Express”

You meet a character on the roof on the train. He is a hobo, who is voiced by Tom Hanks. Along with the main boy, his dad, Santa and the Conductor.

I can’t find any reason for the hobo, but I have started thinking about who the Hobo could be:

  • An alternate version of either Billy or the hero boy if they never went on the train, they become bitter to life and became homeless and figures out time travel and makes sure his younger self gets on the train and disappears forever after. Counter-argument: Paradox! PEOPLE IN DIFFERENT TIMES SHOULD NEVER TOUCH!
  • The ghost of the original conductor who makes sure nobody ever falls off the train, because he’s a nice dude

Additional Theories I have no idea about:

  • When the Hobo disappears, why is the last thing remaining his hand?

Peanuts

This one is a silly, yet disturbing one. They’re all patients in an insane asylum in the ’50s. I refuse to type about, but it’s mind-blowing. Link is below

https://www.reddit.com/r/FanTheories/comments/22hkge/the_peanuts_gang_are_all_patients_in_a_1950s/

Doctor Who

  • From series 5, there is a huge alliance made of aliens who hate The Doctor. Prisoner Zero was the first to mention it. When the alliance comes, he is imprisoned, but Prisoner Zero was not there when the alliance imprisons The Doctor. Also, the Silence was part of it… everyone just forgot.
  • Midnight’s monster… who is it? I actually don’t know and neither does anyone else! Please help all of us!

Wizard of Oz

  • Oz is a parallel universe and the Wizard is Wonka after realizing he’s a failure… maybe?
  • Glinda is evil and was using Dorothy to get rid of her competition (like Grace Cahill may have in The 39 Clues)

Interstellar

  • One that overly bothers me: the poem “Do Not Go Gently Into That Good Night” is mentioned multiple times.
  • Another one that bothers a Reddit user: After being on the planet for 23 years, Cooper and Brand’s colleague was fine. He doesn’t go insane. HOW! HE WAS ALONE FOR 23 YEARS

Falling Into Place

I have two theories about this novel, but this spoils this novel heavily.

  • It’s all based on the last five chapters. Liz died and the end is what her imaginary friend wanted to happen and she’s fading into the ether forever and she trying to teach us all a lesson.
  • The other is that Liz is letting go of the imaginary friend and she is fading and she is teaching us all a lesson.

Edge of Tomorrow

  • That ending. That’s all I have to say. HOW DID HE RESTART TIME?! HE LOST IT!!!!!!

Sharkboy and Lavaboy

I have one theory, but it’s likely wrong… Max is a mutant and his power is he can create new worlds and people in that world.

Sherlock (BBC)

  • In episode one, the cab driver was immune to the poisonous pill (like “The Princess Bride” in the battle of the wits) and Sherlock would have died (for real)
  • In the end of Season 3, Mycroft says “You remember what happened to the other one?” who is this other person? The death of Moriaty? Irene Adler escaping? A third sibling?
  • Various discussions of Sherlock not dying and Moriaty not dying or actually dying.

Legend of Zelda

  • The timeline (Which in fact has been explained. Click here)
  • The game breaks the fourth wall and Link explains what’s going on to us. Click here

Mario

There’s one on Reddit and I really liked it, but it is somewhat disturbing BEWARE FELLOW HUMANS. Bowser is Peach’s dad and the king of the Mushroom Kingdom (Click here).

_________ is the true hero of ________. Or ____________ (perceived hero’s name) is the villain of _________

Always a fun theory to come across if you are familiar of said story. Honestly, just type into the Fan Theories subreddit search bar “is the true hero of”

Examples

  • Samwise is the true hero of Lord of the Rings (films)

This exists. I don’t know where. This is my personal favorite theory, because in a way, Frodo addresses that theory when Sam tells Frodo how famous he will become.

and various others

Wreck-It Ralph

This is maybe the only fan theory I made myself before I read it. Calhoun shot her husband as he got eaten by a Cyborg, which is incredibly sad.

The Incredibles

Kari playing Mozart causes Jack-Jack to get his powers. Click Here

 

The Ones I don’t have an answer and I need help for that

  • “The Polar Express” hobo’s hand
  • The monster from Doctor Who’s “Midnight”
  • The poem from “Interstellar”
  • Ending of “Edge of Tomorrow”
  • The other one from “Sherlock”

 

Feel free to break all my theories, or other people’s theories

Posted in 2016, Books, Fan Theories, Kids

Theories about The 39 Clues

DISCLAIMER: There is another general Fan Theories post coming. It’s just that The 39 Clues has a lot of mystery to it, so I’m giving 39 Clues a post to itself.

Madrigals: Who was, who wasn’t?

If you have read the entire first series of the 39 Clues, you understand that the Madrigals are a secret branch and they watch Cahills, and if they want to recruit a Cahill, they will give them a final test, and if they pass said final test, they would be told the history of the Madrigals, and become a Madrigal. It is not mentioned who could have been a Madrigal in the first place or during the series itself. I am going to examine each main character and historical figure of the first series in a Madrigal point of view, who weren’t already Madrigals.

The Beginning

The Clue Hunt itself was a final test for everyone who took the hunt and after the clues were found, all participants would become Madrigals, because after the first series, the younger generation (plus one) became Madrigals. Perhaps when the Madrigals felt that the clue hunter was ready they made them Madrigal.

Irina

At the end of “The Black Circle”, Irina tries to protect Amy & Dan and get them out of the Circle before Lucian guards came, but they did, but so did the Man in Black (Fiske Cahill, the head of the Madrigals) came to fight the Lucians. But he release Irina anyways. Why would he release Irina? The Madrigals had chosen the possible competitors, hoping to turn so of them into Madrigals (along with stopping the Vespers to find the clues as well), one of them Irina. There was about two or three days between the end of “The Black Circle” and “In Too Deep”, the Madrigals must have noticed that she began to change in “Beyond the Grave” when she doesn’t destroy the tomb with Amy & Dan in the tomb. So, they test her, between “Beyond the Grave” and “The Black Circle”, which was about a couple of days in between.

Jonah

In between “The Black Circle” & “The Viper’s Nest”, Jonah Wizard was never in the story at all, and his heart is out of the hunt by the end of “The Emporer’s Code” because how much he values human life. Maybe, at some point, he became a Madrigal, and realized the hunt was too much for him. A counter-arguement to that is when Dan reveals that he is a Madrigal, he is left shocked. HE’S AN ACTOR!  He can fake faces, and lie to his parents, who are way more into the hunt than Jonah. In “Storm Warning”, he is once again invisible. But in “Into The Gauntlet”, he’s really to work with anybody (other than the Kabras). The Madrigals are all about working together in between branches. Perhaps Jonah thought of a new way to get the clues, but he needed other people, like Dan Cahill, the person he knows the best, but also fellow Madrigal.

Hamilton

Hamilton was always the Holt who cared. But in “The Black Circle”, Hamilton aligns with Amy & Dan but his dad is very uneasy about the alliance. Even after the alliance is broken by his father, he is helping them behind his dad’s back. He’s always ready to work with Amy or Dan. But they are the only ones he is willing to help. I honestly think Hamilton was hunting clues with his heart, he wasn’t a Madrigal until after the Hunt.

Alistair

Off the bat, Alistair is making alliances left and right. None with anyone in his branch. But he was watching Grace for a long time. Why would Madrigals spy on each other? Then he has an alliance with Amy & Dan and the Kabras, in which the Kabras flip. He aligns with Amy & Dan again the next book, and again two books later. He is then arrested by his uncle, who thinks he’s lazy and going about the clue hunt the wrong way, but there could be more to it. Finally in “Into The Gauntlet” Alistair realizes that there was a love of human life that he never saw (Showing he was never a Madrigal until after the Gauntlet).

The Starlings

In “Maze of Bones” they get blown up and put in hospital and don’t appear until “Into the Gauntlet”. So no.

 

Grace was poisoned

Reading the 39 Clues again, Grace was dangerously close to finding all 39 Clues… and then she gotten cancer. It’s possible that she was poisoned by either a rival Cahill or a Vesper. It wasn’t Alistair. In “Maze of Bones”, he wanted to watch her for longer than he got to. Grace had many enemies in the Cahill family. They didn’t know that Grace would pull her other will, which triggers the clue hunt, meaning that the biggest threat in the Cahill family was taken out, meaning that someone else was super close to finding every clue, has an easier road to the clues.

Isabel & Vikram Kabra (Ian & Natalie’s parents) hatched the plan to take out her daugther, so would they take out her mother, who is much closer than they were to the clues? Also, in “Rapid Fire 2: Ignition”, Ian and Natalie already figured out that the post-funeral would be a huge clue hunt. Bae Oh was dangerously close and didn’t want his nephew to get the clues and he must have figured out that his nephew adored Grace, Cora Wizard may or may not have done something. Maybe Irina Spasky, who at the time was bitter had poisoned Grace. The Outcast may or may not be bitter about what happened between him and Grace and took out Grace. An unknown fact is that there was a Madrigal who was actually a Vesper had tried to infilrate the Madrigals other than Sinead Starling. She was in the cards. Her was Ana Kosara. She may have wanted the clues and poisons Grace and tries to steal her clues. The Vespers could have done it because he knew that the clues were almost found and Grace’s death would likely cause even more chaos in the Cahill family, letting the Vespers hunt clues without Cahills finding them. Also in “Rapid Fire 2: Ignition”, a Vesper poses as Cousin Ingird, a Cahill who turns down the hunt. Also, in “Rapid Fire: Legacy”, Amy & Dan were attacked by Vespers eight months before Grace dies, meaning that within 8 months the three most potentially powerful Cahills would all be gone. AND, Vesper One poisoned Astrid Rosenbloom, a Guardian.

The Rosenblooms (and possibly other Guardians) are actually Cahills

Astrid Rosenbloom was an incredibly smart woman, and so was Atticus, who had a good idea about what was going on with the Cahills. Jane Sperling was a Guardian and an incredibly sneaky lady. Guardians protect the doomsday device from ever being used. There’s a good chance that some generation had a child with a Cahill (possibly early in the Cahill timeline).  So, maybe the Guardians are Cahills as well.

 

J. Rutherford Pierce may have been a Vesper or was aligned with the Outcast

After Cahills vs. Vespers, Pierce who was disgusing Fiske Cahill had taken the serum. The only people in the world who had known about the clues were the Cahills and Vespers. There is a solid chance that Pierce was an Ekat or a Vesper agent and was a new part of the Council of Six.