So, I always found the RWBY naming rule to be quite silly. Especially when you have "Sun WuKong", and "Roman Torchwick."
Which... Are not color names at all. Roman is well... Not a color, it is in fact a difficult label. When you think of Romans, you think of Greece. And... a Torchwick is something I picture on a.. well... a torch, a brown piece of wood with rags and oil it's top.
Sun? People normally think of our Sun. But... the problem with that is... scientifically the Sun is a mass of gas. And a mass of said gas with an orbit is a star, and Stars can be any color really, and there are many "Suns" in the universe... and I don't see that represented. And WuKong is a Deity... Which has no color... I just... Don't even.
So at this point you're going "Get to the point!"
Point is... The Naming Rule is complete bullshit. Your own lore rips away from this. Yes, you have teams that sound like an object of color.
But... Sun Wukong is not only a lazy name, but it is a Chinese Deity.
You have characters like Lie Ren. Clearly Asian designed character... With the most Chinese Name, falls under Chinese fitness tropes of anime... but you have Sun WuKong. Just... Not even trying. If he is supposed to represent his colors, he does a terrible job. Blonde hair isn't orange, red, scarlet, or yellow. His skin is tanish white... Like a really light Tan.
Weiss Schnee, which I believe is German for "White Snow".
So... a former friend's argument was the color naming rule was... "The name has to evoke a color. A feeling."
When I hear the name "Weiss" and "Schnee" I don't think of a white all around girl. As in everything on her is white.
I think of a Russian girl trying to snipe me with a black trench coat in a rainy night.
It is because of this... I find the naming rule... inert. It does not work, does not need to be used. Especially when you have Torchwick misrepresented on what he was based on... If his name was "Roman Candle" I'd be fine because he mostly matches that then.
Sun WuKong is just a monkey deity who kicked ass in Heaven. Simply because he did not want to be a stable master. Love that story.
My former friend went full retard on me because of this shit. Because I dared to think and question the naming rule.
But, the rule does not even work fundamentally with all that I have listed. I like RWBY, I really do. But... Oobleck is a Dr.Seuss thing, not a real world material... so him having green hair makes no sense again...
You... See what I mean?
You can argue I think way too much into things, and I would not disagree.
Can argue I try to be overly logical. Would not even be wrong there.
But what you can't argue is the naming rule not contradicted by it's own characters.
Yeah. Guy yelled at me simply because I disagreed as stated. Not giving names, because even I hold respect into whatever husk he is now.
The rest of the conversation went on blaming me about how I apparently never changed, how I am this toxic person.
And... I might not be the nicest person, but I don't get mad over a fucking difference of idea. Of Opinion.
But me answering claims with logic is apparently dodging a question because "God forbid I am wrong."
Guys. You fucking know me. I admit when I am wrong on things.
Hell, I might be one of the most stern of people. But I am not going to be pissed at you for simply disagreeing with me. But I do get agitated when no one lets me finish what I am saying. Like, he seriously bitched how I was when I was 16, I am 20. Will be 21 this year.
Guy... Went to college... And... Apparently failed to learn that humans have difference of opinion... Yet me wanting to speak to him more was bitching...
Me wanting to learn about you was bitching... Me pointing out how another could contest something, is bitching in his eyes.
When... You're a writer. You take note of things, and then you share them usually with other fellow writers.
Usually if it is about character skills, it is to point out weaknesses or strengths.
That isn't a god complex. That is fucking taking notes of what you're sharing.
Hell. Me and
do shit like that all the time. We are not competitive people in that regard. Hell, when you're a DM of a game, you usually do shit like this all the time.
I guess what I am really amused about is how people attack me over a disagreement and never try to understand perspective.
Like, the biggest example is, my perspective from 4 years ago was more close minded, where today I am open to something to where I look at all angels.
But that does not constitute to dodging, that is using reason to respond rather than emotion. And... That is not a "God" complex.
A "God" complex is where I would pretend I am the most perfect being, that I am untouchable. That I am the absolute best there is and was.
Hell, I might consider myself good looking, better than most. Even despite my scars and breast (and rocking hot body...). But that is not the same at all.
That is just me being content with who I am as a person.
Hell, I am probably one of the hardest people to work with.
But to quote my friend.
"Hey, if you were easy, you wouldn't be you, and I like you."
At least I don't get so inhumanly pissed off to go for the lowest blow just to get slapped off course to where you have to literally backpedal you ginger fuc-