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    • Nora is the Queen of the Castle and dichotomy

      3 months ago

      RiordanOwensAus

      Recently I have found that writing is really good for me on a mental health level, and I like feeling mentally healthy...er? I feel like this platform is the correct one to share this kind of stuff on. Last night this idea came to me, and so I am now writing this very journal. Anyway, let's get to it.


      From the very first appearance of Nora Valkyrie at the start of Episode 4 of Volume 1 of RWBY, I immediately loved Nora and had found my absolute favourite character in the show. Reasons are as follows:
      1 - Clearly Nora is a morning person

      2 - Nora is super happy and upbeat

      3 - Nora has that social awkwardness that I feel we can all identify with

      4 - Nora has an attitude of "have fun, be mature only when necessary"


      As Volume 2 goes on, we see a little glimpse of what the backstory of Nora and Ren would be, and we get a real big hint in the start of Volume 3 when Nora has a moment of pure anxiety about losing the fight they were going to have. Then in Volume 4 we see Nora and Ren's backstory (as well as their relationship progress). We have seen how Nora was scared and alone, but she didn't let that keep her down, she went from being scared to being the most high energy character in all of RWBY (and that is saying something). I truly identify with this, because I had a not great childhood, and less than stellar teenage years, and a certainly room for improvement adulthood thus far, but through it all, I have always tried to remain happy, high energy, do whatever I feel is fun and right in spite of people calling me immature. It has always been something that I have pondered in how different people react to negative situations, see, I reacted to the things that went on in my childhood in an absolutely opposite way, people hurt me physically, mentally and emotionally, I don't ever want to hurt anyone, in fact, I fear accidently hurting people in one way or another. I spent a uncounted number of days sad, now I try to live every second happier than the last. I grew up in a very broken family, I want nothing more to have a healthy family. I grew up with alcoholism affecting people close to me, yet I don't drink. Then you look at my late older sister, she chose to go down the path of alcohol, drugs, the same and worse types of people in relationships. And that hurts on a deep level, it hurts in an indescribable way. 


      I suppose in a closing, I was always drawn to Nora because she was everything I wanted to be in life (minus the killing and leg breaking) and that fondness was only strengthened as we learnt more about Nora's backstory.

    • Let’s Talk About RTX Sydney 2018

      3 months ago

      RiordanOwensAus

      So this is an excerpt from a thing that I have been writing that no one, or very few people, will ever read. The TL:DR The ROO TEETH Community is awesome and made a day that had every reason to be terrible into the best day of my life


      RTX Sydney 2018 was a great experience. I have been to Every RTX Sydney/Australia. On the Saturday, as I always do, I went to the RT Store, then I met up with some people in part to take photos with Nora cosplayers and collect a piece of Nora artwork. One of the people I took a photo with happened to be a person I took a photo with at RTX Sydney 2017. I ended up spending most of the Saturday trying to see panels, trying being the operative word there. After the floor had closed, or right before it did, I met up with the same person that I took a photo with 2 years straight and some other people. We ended up hanging out for a few hours, got pancakes and other food, everyone other than me got bubble tea. After we all split for the night to go to sleep. I unfortunately ended up having a panic attack when I went back to my hotel and couldn’t sleep, I maybe got an hour in 15-20 minute blocks. The Sunday was the exact 3 year anniversary of my sister’s passing, which was the cause of the panic attack. This particular day had every right to be one of the very worst days of my life, yet it ended up be the absolute best day of my life without question. I ended up spending almost the entirety of the con with 2 cosplayers, the Nora cosplayer that I took photos with this year and last year, as well as a Jaune cosplayer. I ended up helping film a video. After we had finished with the video, myself, the Nora cosplayer and the other people I hung out with the previous night all went and hung out. We played quiplash, trivia murder party, had slushies and pizza. We hung out for a number of hours and went for a walk, everyone else again got bubble tea. Spending the day and evening with everyone was just great. Just thinking about the dichotomy of what the day could have been, to how it actually turned out, it is something special. The entire second day of the con was spent entirely hanging with the community and not really doing anything to do with the con per say. The 3 of us did go to Jon Risinger’s impromptu signing. The Nora cosplayer also could perfectly imitate Nora, made me smile every time.


    • Holiday exchange card

      4 months ago

      RiordanOwensAus

      Got my holiday card today, it sings "The Hockey Song" very Canadian haha but it's still great

    • 2018 years ago

      RiordanOwensAus
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