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"RWBY" fanfiction

Discussion in 'Story Search' started by Nemrut, Oct 16, 2014.

  1. Nemrut

    Nemrut The Black Mage Prestige

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    Yeah, RWBY is relatively new but still, would appreciate it if the people here who found decent fanfiction would share it here.

    The one I found is really "just" a fluffy story. I liked it, but I tend to enjoy these types of stories from time to time

    With Friends Like These by Siderial

    And, of course, Ryuugi's story but I couldn't quite warm up to that. The gamer aspects dominated everything else too much for me.

    So, yeah, anyone found something?
     
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    I couldn't get into Ryuugi's story either, which shocked me. I usually love all of his fics.

    All of the Super!Juane fics out there remind of all of the Super!Xander fics the Buffy fandom produced.

    I haven't been keeping up with the RWBY fandom lately and I haven't read these in a while, but these are the stories I have on my favorites:

    The Longest Night by HolyOrdersOtaku

    War in Remnant by TheFaithless

    Soulbound by xT-Zealot
     
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    I just binge watched RWBY a few days ago, and I've been scouring the fandom.

    I both read The Gamer, and watched RWBY with the intention of reading Ryuugi's fic, and I enjoyed it quite a bit.

    Besides that, Ruin is the best fanfiction I've found.

    This story gets dark, fast. It's not perfect; I noticed a few spelling and grammar mistakes, and a few plot points left me wondering. Still my favorite pure RWBY fanfiction so far. This is also the completed first story of a trilogy.

    Other fanfictions of note:

    Blood Rose features an extremely sadistic Ruby that commits a crime and has to flee Beacon. It seemed to be decently written, but the plot really wasn't my cup of tea.

    Reunion is a Ruby/Weiss fanfiction. It's decent, if you like the pairing.

    Sadly, that's about all I have. I don't quite get this fandom's obsession with using Juane as a main character and making him stronger; I'm far more interested in team RWBY, and Ruby specifically. Oh well- I'll keep looking.
     
  5. Jarik

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    Really liked Soulbound.

    Season 1 for the series is a bit one dimensional from a plot/character perspective, with the fight scenes being the focus. Soulbound gives it life, with more interesting back stories to Weiss and Blake, which lead to certain scenes being more intense and emotional.

    With Friends Like These is just a lighthearted time killer which starts fun, but gets boring after a while.

    Will try some of the others you guys have linked.
     
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    And the reason is Jaune's got a little Indy!HP syndrome going on. He's the dumbass teenage boy with a dozen anime girls hanging around him. Of course there'd be fics of him becoming an actual badass getting all the ladies lining up at his feet. Why wouldn't there? It's what the predominantly male writers write about if they're not writing lesbian smut like all the predominantly female writers! And trust me, FF.net's about the only place that guy gets love. So let 'im have it.

    As for fic recs, I mean, there's a few time sinks but nothing crazy awesome. A lot's just anime-y with hijinks and OCs. The world's a blank slate enough to make the latter a big thing. Might do a fic myself that's apocalypse-flavoured somewhere along the way, but we'll see.

    Another fic concept I had along the way which might interest people for themselves is to use the idea that RWBY characters are based on various mythologies for easy character crossovers. In case anyone didn't know, the characters are all based on various figures, like Little Red Riding Hood (Ruby), Joan Of Arc (Jaune), Achilles (P-Money), Mulan (Ren) et cetera. So why not have a fic following a character based off Harry Potter (Or Dresden or whoever you like). And plot twist, because magic and Dust, he realises he is a reincarnation for Harry Potter and there's a Voldemort out there DUN DUN DUN. Or whatever. Lots of emphasis on souls in RWBY, and souls are a thing in HP and Dresden, so...
     
  7. Nemrut

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    Team RWBY is based on Fairy Tales, (Little Red Riding Hood, Snow White, Beauty and the Beast (Adam) and Goldilocks) while Team JNPR is based on mythological and historical gender-bent figures (Jeanne D'Arc, Thor, Achilles and Mulan), to complete the list.

    Cardin Winchester is based on the person who was prosecuting Jeanne during her trial.

    That's about all I know regarding the characters.
     
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    And Penny's Pinocchio, Sun Wukong is the Monkey King from Journey To The West, Velvet is the Velveteen Rabbit, Ozpin is the Wizard Of Oz, Glynda Goodwitch is well guess, Ironwood is the Tin Man, Qrow is Scarecrow, Oobleck is based off the Dr Seuss book Bartholomew and the Oobleck, Professor Peter Port is Peter And The Wolf, Roman is Candlewick/Lampwick, Neo is ice cream Iunno (It was speculated she was Cheshire Cat but that one was denied by Monty), Neptune is y'know the god Neptune, Mercury is a bit of Hermes, Emerald is a bit of Cleopatra, Cinder is Cinderella but on fire, Junior is the youngest bear from Goldilocks, The Twins are kinda Rose Red and Snow White (Their designs are based off Ruby and Weiss prototypes, so)...

    And all of Team CFVY have names related to sweets (Coco, Fox Hunter Pie, Red Velvet Cake, Yatsuhashi is type of Japanese confectionary) while CRDL's all birds, but we don't their actual mythological basis if any. Sage and Scarlet neither, but the entire team's style is based off various KPOP stars. There's also a namedrop of a Professor Peach that might actually be a James And The Giant Peach shoutout.

    Don't think I missed anyone, but yeah.
     
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    Latest episode just introduced a faunus named fox. Queue more Naruto xovers.

    Cause originality.
     
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    Sun's team are all related to the solar system. Sun, Neptune, and the others who have either not been named or I cant remember their names
     
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    Sage and Scarlet
     
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    Zeelthor Scissor Me Timbers

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    Well, I can sorta see the femslash. Ruby is totally crushing on Weiss. As for Juane. Probably my favourite of the other team.
     
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    It's Jaune. J-A-U-N-E
     
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    Gesundheit.
     
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    Rearranging the Board

    Instead of team RWBY and team JNPR, it's team JPWR and team BRNY. I'm only three chapters in but I'm enjoying it.
     
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    I would actually totally be okay with a well written on.
     
  17. Jarik

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    Been doing nothing but reading shitty B-grade RWBY fics last few days. Soulbound remains the only one that doesn't suck. But there are some guilty pleasures about.

    I actually quite like the concept where Blake stays with the White Fang. Haven't really found anything decent (or really, long enough) yet though. Just a story called Black Fang and one called Burnout. Anyone come across anything else like these that have a bit more substance?

    Another fun fic Nemrut introduced me to is The Gentle Art of Making Enemies. It really varies in quality, and seems to have no idea whether it's a serious action fic, a serious romance or a complete crack smut fic. The whole Team RWBY orgy thing they had going on was kind of a fun dynamitc at times, but it got old after a while. I feel all the real drama/romance was rushed past, and a lot of potential was lost there. The actual action plot was decent, but felt kinda random, since half of it feels like crack.

    Really, for me the highlight of the fic is the characterization of Weiss's father, who is like, the Vernon Dursley of the RWBY fandom. In the Gentle Art of Making Enemies, he is freaking amazing. Every bit the cool, calculating douchebag you expect him to be, while being well, completely awesome, competent and charismatic.

    After the Fall is interesting for something a bit different. AU where they aren't Huntresses at Beacon, White Fang bomb the crap out of everything, and everyone is just trying to survive. Just Yang and Ruby at the start, with no previous interaction with Weiss or Blake.

    Gradient could shape up to be a not too bad Monochrome pairing (why isn't that more common? Is it just because people must pair up everyone in the team, and don't want Blake and Ruby left?) where Weiss becomes Blake's partner, and there's a lot more initial enmity between them.

    Again though, none of these are anything more than guilty pleasures. Only read if you have nothing better to do...


    Tried some of the other recs here too. The Longest Night was a bit meh for me. Time Travel fics are fun because of the tension before the big reveal. Here, Ruby basically tells everyone she's seen the future at the start, and the rest just becomes an attempt at a grimdark war in my opinion.

    Reunion was enjoyable, but didn't really feel all that different to any other RubyWeiss pairing story to me (apart from the fact its set when they're older). I suppose I was a bit put off by yet another evil Mr Schnee.
     
  18. Nemrut

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    At the very least, the RWBY fandom lacks the Lung/Guiche fights
     
  19. Zeelthor

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    I think the fanfics are going to be pretty difficult to write. The two main charms of the show are the characters and their cutesy interaction, which is generally amusing.

    Then you've got the awesome fights... And you just can't capture those in writing, not like they're shown in the series.
     
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    On the other hand, it does have the writing issue of...well, season 1, which is an entire semester in which very little seems to happen--and which generally involves only a handful of characters at a time. That's a road block I've seen a lot of fics stumble over.

    I've come across several good RWBY fics I'll hunt down later, but of the top of my head, I recently enjoyed this one a great deal:

    It's a well written character piece from the perspective of Taiyang, after Summer's death. Just a one-shot, but a good one--enough to make me eager to see Taiyang himself.

    Beyond that, I think Zodiac's one of the best RWBY fics, just for how creative it gets with the characters and the world. The basic idea is that everyone but Jaune is a faunus, but it goes way, way beyond that. A very fun read: