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Ruby Showcase - October 2019
« on: September 30, 2019, 10:48:04 PM »
Alright, Ruby! It is now officially your month!

Oh... uh, sorry about interrupting dinner!  Ummm... what to do here?  :thinking I know, I will let the others know you are here while you finish up! 


In this topic please feel free to discuss Ruby as a character, to share your own creations (fanfics or fanart), or to mention some of your favorite fanworks of others involving this character.  For a full set of rules please see the Monthly Character Showcase topic but keep in mind that this is meant to be fun as opposed to any sort of contest.

I will go ahead and get the discussion started with the following questions:

1) What special qualities do you think Ruby brings to the gang that did not previously exist in the gang as qualities?

2) What are your unique thoughts about Ruby's unique speaking style? :p
« Last Edit: October 01, 2019, 12:42:16 AM by rhombus »

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Re: Ruby Showcase - October 2019
« Reply #1 on: October 04, 2019, 05:12:02 PM »
Okay, now that we are here, let me talk about something.

Remember this?

I had made this in February 2013.  At the time, we still weren't sure if LBT would get another movie.  Heck, this was me making my peace with LBT being dead.  We would never get another movie.  I had believed that.  How wrong I was a few years later.

Anyways, this was also a tribute to Ruby, whom I felt was an important character in the TV Series.  She was a very good friend to the gang we know and love.  Plus, she was somewhat of a mother figure to Chomper during his time in The Great Valley.  What she meant to the gang was highlighted in that video.

I feel her role was to be a protector of Chomper from the Grownups of the valley. (After all, they don't welcome Sharpteeth for obvious reasons.) However, she also helped out Ducky quite a bit.  Getting back her treestars from some thieves and saving her life twice.  Not to mention, she risked her own life to save Littlefoot.  She really cared about the gang and that matters a lot to me.

As for her way of talking, I feel it to be unique to her character.  I didn't like it much at first, but as the TV Series went on, I got used to it.  To be honest, I don't care too much for it these days.

Those are mainly my thoughts on Ruby and I don't think they'll change anytime soon.


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Re: Ruby Showcase - October 2019
« Reply #2 on: October 05, 2019, 09:24:23 PM »
The first TV episode that I watched I honestly didn't much care for Ruby. It felt like she was kinda just thrown in for whatever reason and the way she spoke didn't help matters either. It took a couple episodes for that to finally change when Starday Celebration was released as we finally were given some backstory on her and more importantly her issues being at the forefront of this episode finally gave me a reason to care and empathize with. That and Remembering is easily the best TV series song in my opinion.

I did get over her speech once I started to like her more as the series progressed and it sometimes let to some nice humour when she would talk a bit too frankly about things. The one that stands out in my head was when Chomper woke up from his Lone Dinosaur nightmare and she says that he can't hurt you anymore, well, unless you go back to sleep? Way to help the situation Ruby :p

For those who might remember the Flathead vs Ducky drawing competition we had going a year or more back, we had actually done a Ruby drawing but never got around to posting it (and now I think Ducky has lost it somewhere last I remember?). It was a bit more unique as we were tasked with drawing 3 drawings of her from whatever source we found and could fit on the page in 1 hour instead of choosing a single drawing before hand.


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Re: Ruby Showcase - October 2019
« Reply #3 on: October 06, 2019, 06:28:06 AM »
So you actually did this in like an hour or so and managed to fit them all on one page despite the set deadline? Now that is pretty darn impressive, Flathead. As for someone who Ruby has been close to heart ever since watching the first episodes of the TV series and then later on the one movie where she finally made her complete appearance, if you might say it like that, this was something I like wholeheartedly. Something about her character just almost instantly made me become fond of not just her demeanor, but overall appearance and personality likewise – something that is still considered to be one of the best qualities I can possibly find in her on the whole. As for the drawing itself, I really like it a lot and while I cannot spot any clear exceptions in it that I could criticize about, I must point about one tiny little detail in the first drawing on the left; while it is very neat overall, Ruby’s frame is a bit too elongated in my opinion. I realize that is not a huge deal at all, but it is something that caught my eye initially. Altogether, it is a very all-inclusive drawing that details perfectly every possible mannerism of Ruby in clear light. Once more, I have to compliment you for the amazing drawing you made and all in one page as well – that’s something I probably wouldn’t be able to do, but then again, my drawings were never perfect in my opinion. I’d love to see more Ruby art from you one day, Flathead! Very solid job again!