I had the character in mind for quite some time, actually. Never thought I'd go through with it however. I eventually found it quite draining writing Harvey, especially when I saw Brody and Marx doing far more interesting stuff on Empire. So one boring night in college, I sat down and I tried putting my idea into work. There's still a lot of character development I wish to implement, but I guess it all depends on how my time in EAW goes. I have a history of dropping characters after a few months, but if I'm being honest, I don't see myself doing that with this character any time soon.
Years of crippling depression and frustration that comes with being a self-taught designer.
For real though, I can say a variety of things influence my style. To touch on that self-taught madness: I feel like even that has influenced my style. I never really learned GFX/design through school or anything, so most of it comes from what I taken in from the world around me. At first, I just wanted to create designs that were different. However, now I almost always consider your advice whenever I go ahead and create a poster, because you actually paid thousands of dollars to do design at university level.
TLDR; I like looking at real-life movie posters and try making my own e-fed posters based on those compositions. Another variables that have inspired me lately are vibrant color palettes and the implementation of geometrical shapes. Still working on perfecting the latter into my work.
I know you're one of my dream opponents, but that Specialists title match can wait. I do feel like a World title match would help give Jael at least some credibility. After all, she's the only Crowe's Nest gal who hasn't had her shot at the title. My honest thoughts though? I'd be comfortable challenging for the Specialists title right now, as long as you weren't already the champion.
She's the weak link of the Crowe's Nest, but that we been knew. My win/loss record is currently tied, and that I don't really mind. Kinda like that she doesn't win everything all the time, because it makes room for vulnerability, and that's definitely something to add to her character development.
You're the one who comes up with 5 new wiki alts for every new wiki you create, so don't say I have "so many". To be honest, I like creating different characters, even if I don't end up using them in an actual e-fed. Coming up with their backstories is pretty fun (whenever I cbf to do so at least). And as far as I'm concerned, I'd be happy to have my alts paired up with yours.
First of all, pause. I'm a legal US citizen. But to answer the question, I'd perform Judas by Lady Gaga. 7 years later and that song still urges me to learn the choreography from the music video. Sis I'd give them the whole fantasy with a couple of props and back-up dancers. A perfect illusion indeed.
The most iconic (and the one I can recite word for word) is probably Shangela's sugar daddy rant, which has since been turned into a meme in my daily conversations. I really like using the "Fuck my ____, right?" meme. I think the best Drag Race-related memes are the ones that come from Jasmine Masters though, and that's just the T.
I really liked the dynamic between the characters in Graham Greene's The Power and the Glory. That book was one of my main inspirations for Jael. As mentioned on another thread previously, Hyster Prynne from Nathaniel Hawthorne's The Scarlet Letter also influenced the character as well. Chelsea has also influenced the way I portray Jael: while your character is more in-your-face-Hot-Topic-cunt, mine is more reserved. And I really like having that difference between the two.
I'd also say that a real life inspiration for Jael just comes from my experience with growing up as Catholic. I guess that's what makes her one of my more softer characters. I'm sure there's more people who have inspired her, but after answering all these questions, my brain's been turned to mush.
I feel like a lot of inspiration just comes through anything I see in media, be it TV shows or films. I just look for characters in media that I think are portrayed the way I want or wish Jael to think and speak. Some long term inspirations for the character are Dana Scully from The X-Files and Alex Vause from Orange is the New Black.
When in doubt though, I almost always refer to in-character storylines and how they might effect Jael's promos. Seeing as though she's in a stable right now, I try to incorporate that into what she says, just to show how loyal she is to her teammates. People have recently been calling her arrogant, and I feel like I'll touch up on that in future promos. I know I tried it out for my GR promos, and it was pretty fun to just go wild with a character who, at her core, is pretty reserved.
I've been in the community for about 5 years. Started in 2013 after hearing about how it works through a couple of friends, one of them being TRE. Never really lasted long term, however. I learned about GFX through the hobby, and I guess I wanted to focus on that rather than writing promos. Back then I feel like I'd just make characters just to hog picbases and I'd never really think about gimmicks and storylines. Now though, those two elements are at the forefront of my mind when creating a new character. Proud to say I've been consistently active since 2016, with the exception of a few breaks due to school work.
I think my favorite parts about wrestling vary depending on what promotion I'm watching. If I'm watching WWE, I mainly like it because it's something me and my whole family can sit down and enjoy. Whereas with my love for indy promotions, it's a bit different. I definetely love the storytelling aspects in matches in promotions like PROGRESS or NJPW. I guess that's what will keep me hooked on wrestling for the long-run, which is why I prefer the indies over WWE. I'll say that NXT's Takeover events do an amazing job with telling a story, so there's that.
Also I do love me some good ol' Britwres chants. "TK and Dahlia" is a personal favorite, for very obvious reasons.
I will always be in love with the science fiction genre. I feel like with the name 'science-fiction', the genre is open to anything and everything - people can basically imagine whatever they want and make it into a film or show. Hell, that's how we got The Last Jedi. For real though, sci-fi has been my first love ever since I watched Star Wars: A New Hope, and I've never turned it down for any other genre. I will say true-crime is a close second favorite, though.
A part of me did once irrationaly fear for my life, just through my experiences with being a queer Latino kid. I felt that way after living in a deadbeat town and growing up in a Catholic household, but as I got older, I realized it was probably all the work of paranoia. Fortunate enough to say I've never been threatened just for my sexuality, but when I was much younger, it almost always felt like that. I'm happy knowing that I'm now living as my authentic self.
I was raised Catholic, and after being forced to come out, I almost threw away religion all together. However, two years ago I was able to relearn aspects of the religion I didn't even think about before. I do believe in God, the resurrection of Christ, all that good stuff. I want to say I'm a lot more progressive than other Catholics I've met, and I guess I'm just not all that interested in being devout about religion in general. I've learned that it's okay to believe in a higher power and still question why that entity exists, and I want to say that's where I'm at as far as beliefs go.
I loved English class throughout high school, because it was probably the only subject that never seemed dull or boring to me. I felt so productive writing essays and reading some classics. I would even go as far as saying if it weren't for my senior year of AP Lit, I wouldn't have gotten the drive to get back into e-fedding.
I fucking hated physics during my junior year. I was given the choice to do that or AP Chemistry as a science class, and I thought I made the better choice with physics. Turns out I was wrong because it basically became a second math class about a week into the course.
I have quite a few. Cringe Chat sticks out like a sore thumb. I can't imagine what drives them to hate me over (for the most part) memes and harmless wiki edits. But they can continue to block me on Twitter if that's what makes them happy. There's two things I have zero time for in e-feds: unfair bias and crying over losses. Glad they took that shit to Japan.
I don't support or acknowledge any wrestlers who bribe and/or take advantage of young women trying to break into the industry. I can dislike guys like Adam Cole and Johnny Gargano for being flabby and overrated. But I will hate bozos who think it's okay to manipulate or abuse people just to stay in power.
Haven't seen any "weird" films in quite a while. I remember watching some pretentious bullshit experimental films in uni, but they were more artsy than weird. I don't know what I expected when I first saw A Clockwork Orange. All the phallic imagery totally weirded me out. It's been one of my favorite films ever since though.
If you ever want to reunite the Moors Murders for a limited time, I'd do it in a heartbeat. But to be honest, once I say I'm done with a character, I don't have any true intensions to bring them back. I feel like I'd make people happy by bringing Harvey back, but I wouldn't be happy bringing back a character I'm not completely invested in. If I could be fucked to bring him back with a different persona and promo style, I guess I would. But it's not something I'm urged to do at the moment.
I've been a fan of Grimes for longer. However when put side-by-side like that, I'd have to go with Death Grips. They're such a highly influencial music group, and to me, they've truly changed the definition of the experimental genre. While I may not listen to every song in their catalogue, they're making the music they want to make. I admire that so much.
People need to show my girl Carmella some more love. I think she made quite an impression when she made her main roster debut, and she managed to make her self stand out very early on. I barely remember that she used to be Enzo and Cass' valet. In my opinion, Mella has made a name for herself, and I wouldn't be mad if she cashed in at Maina. She deserves her moment.
How'd you get the name Rhyse?
Favorite album of all time?
What's the match that really got you into wrestling?
Favorite WM match this year?
What did you think of Sonya and Finn's LGBTQ+ representation tonight? The republicans backstage were prolly buggin
Favorite RHCP song?
How likely is an MCR reunion?
Is college a waste of time? Do you think it was more accepting back in the day to not go?
What would you do with a million dollars?
What's a meme you quote on a daily basis?
Would you shit yourself if Dahlia messaged you asking for merch designs?
What keeps you from giving up on GFX?
Are we gonna get another male alt from you sis? :eyes:
Eh, the real reason of how I got it is pretty ultra-personal and I'd rather not have it online. I will say part of the reason why I chose it is because I loved having usernames that started with an "R", so Rhyse came to mind.
Michael Jackson's Bad. If it weren't for MJ, I wouldn't have ever gotten into music like I have today. Every song, every music video, every live performance from the Bad era just takes me back. I feel like it's honestly one of those albums that never fails to make me happy. I love all of MJ's work, but this one just stands out due to the impact it had on me at such a young age.
I got into wrestling through going to a Monday Night Raw show, but to be honest, I can't recall any of the matches on the card unless I went back and rewatched it. The first PPV I remember watching was WrestleMania 24. I'd have to say it's a tie here, because Shawn Michaels vs. Ric Flair and Undertaker vs. Edge absolutely did it for me.
Dammit. Leading up to WrestleMania, I would completely shit on Ronda Rousey and Kurt Angle vs. Stephanie McMahon and Triple H every chance I got. And once the match got underway, I ended up being entertained. The Intercontinental Championship triple threat was pretty cool as well. I'd say my favorite is between those two.
Oh bitch. You know I was popping all the way awf. Both were my favorites to win in each of their matches, but regardless of how the night went for them, I can't help but feel so fucking proud. LGBTQ+ representation is so important, especially in wrestling, especially during the biggest event in WWE history. I'm glad Sonya and Finn are using their platform to make us queer kids feel included. I could ramble on all day, but that'd get sappy real quick. So next question, sis.
Don't really know how to answer this. Most of the dream jobs I've had quickly left my mind after I wasn't cut out for this or that. If I could replace Glen Joseph and be Dahlia Black's co-commentator, that'd be my real dream job.
I've loved MCR for years, but even then, I believe that a reunion so soon is highly unlikely. You always hear music "news" sites/magazines talking about a reunion, that at this point, I'm so fucking over it. All of the band's solo projects turned out to be amazing, and I for one prefer the members to be happy with their own projects rather than give into the expectation of ever getting back together. I'd love a reunion, but I'm just not one of those people holding my breath hoping that it happens. But if it happens, it happens.
Not only is it a waste of time, but it's also a waste of money. I remember feeling more depressed and anxious while I was in college as opposed to when I got out. Not everything about it was a completely negative experience, but to be honest, it's not something I'm willing to experience again in a few years time. And to answer your second question: I honestly don't know. I was a first-generation college student in my immediate family, and I don't really keep in touch with other relatives who have gone to/graduated from college to know if it's had an impact on their life or whatever.
I'd buy my parents a house and get them the fuck out of the ghetto. I'd just use up as much of it as I can to help out my family, because they've already sacrificed so much just to end up where they are now - it's only fair that I repay the favor. I'd use some of it to buy Subway. Then I'm going on a world tour to visit my internet friends because I love y'all.
Bitch yes. I almost went ahead and DM'd her about a collaboration, but I just couldn't handle the potential rejection from my precious waifu. I don't care if she's just a commentator now, she deserves merch goddammit.
I was really close giving up just a little while before the EAW/REVOLT merger, but I think my common sense kicked in once I got that first DM from Ryan Adams. Prior to this, I just felt so burned out. I think I definitely let my own expectations get the best of me. For a little over a year, I've kept a pretty consistent style, and when I was feeling depressed a while back, it just felt like I hadn't learned or grown. But like John Cena, I kicked out at two, and I decided I wasn't going to let those negative thoughts get into the way. I guess you could say the reason why I don't give up GFX is because I want to expand upon my design knowledge. I want to develop my style and never feel the need to blend in or follow a trend. I want to be the first and last Rhyse.
I have quite a few really. Culture Shock is my most favorite, I just really love how they worked that Bowie sample into the production. I'm also a big fan of Pss Pss, Black Dice, Full Moon, Pillbox Hat, and Beware.
Bitch. I am 100% Ms. Vanjie. I know there's a million other gay bottoms claiming the same thing, but when Vanessa Vanjie Mateo left the stage saying her own name three times like that, I felt it in my heart and soul. I also feel like I can most relate to Tammie Brown's whole "teleport us to Mars" moment, because I'm the best space boi here
God. When I was a little younger, I used to believe in the whole conspiracy that Michael Jackson faked his own death. I feel like it was the most invested I've ever been in a conspiracy theory honestly. There was this forum I'd visit almost religiously just to keep up with the "news" too. I remember being heavily invested in Pizzagate back when it was still a thing, but eh. Also cliche as hell, but I love reading anything about 9/11 being a work by the American government. Guess you can say my favorite conspiracies vary depending on what I'm interested in at the time.
Y'know in a weird way, I think they are. I mean, they've been recognized by mainstream artists such as Beyonce and David Bowie, hell, even Bjork. If they don't become mainstream now, I can definitely see them becoming an influential music group in the distant future. Kinda like how people first rejected the idea of the Velvet Underground, then years later they became a staple in American rock music. Just because they're not known on the same scale as say, Taylor Swift, doesn't mean they haven't made an impact in the industry. Whether they have a cult-like following or not, they've fucking done it. Very little artists can say they've helped influence bigger names like Bowie, that's just fucking untouchable on my list.
I'm still very proud of my first Chelsea merch. It was my first time making vector art, and the reworked version got noticed by Dahlia on Twitter so it's automatically the best. But for real, I still like the first piece of merch I made for Astraea, the Injustice for All one. Don't know how I was able to pull it off, but I did. I've always liked working with collages - be it through graphic design or my mediocre traditional-based art. So seeing the finished collage of Astraea with various landmarks of Chicago behind her made me feel really accomplished.
10/10 noided. Honestly, in a way, Death Grips has changed the way I look at (listen to???) music, and it's for the better. I just really admire the fact that they're putting out the music they want to put out, regardless of what us as fans think about it. Their versatility is unparalleled, not one song sounds similar to the next. Should all musicians strive to be like Death Grips? No. But it just blows my mind how they take the so-called 'ugly' parts of sound and create masterpieces out of them. Ride enlightened me when he said that he had his own influences, but that Death Grips isn't striving to be like any of them. The only time they've ruined me is when I'm trying to explain to friends and family about this new band that I really like. They really aren't defined to a single genre sis.
Business is business. We're the Crowe's Nest, and we're here to destroy all of the neckbeards' precious waifus one by one and make some moolah out of it while we're at it. Doesn't matter how many husbandos you have, we'll still be the Top Cunts of Empire. #CryAboutIt #ShiverMeTimbers
I feel like I've been asked this question almost every time I open an AMA. Anyways, I got into GFX through efedding. Started making sigs after someone made me a custom sig on some old WWE Games forum. I'll admit, my first 3 or so years with GFX was mainly me fucking around and clicking random buttons. Then I got into a niche wrestling GFX league and started doing GFX within the Call of Duty community, and from then on, I guess you can say I started taking it more seriously. That's mainly because I started looking at design a lot differently and through a more 'professional' manner.
I did take a random design course during college last fall/winter. It wasn't really hands on, but I got the learn the history of graphic design, as well as some principles that have been a great help with most of the work I've been putting out as of late.
Absolutely. I love my Nest sisters, but I also hope that each one of us can tell a story through singles competition as well. April has that feud with Cloud, Chelsea has her Specialists title, I'm still hoping to have a proper feud with someone. Really, I'm open to just about anything. It felt great when I challenged Cloud for the World title, and after Terminus, I feel ready to tackle any champion put in my way. Even if it comes down to me versus Chels.
Honestly, she's been one of two characters I've had that I can easily find my footing with and tell a great story. I loved how I introduced her as this whole "grey-area" of morality, to now have her become one with her evil side. I'd say my favorite part is definitely the stuff I'm doing right now. I know to many, it just seems like I'm writing Chelsael fanfic every week, but there's a lot more I wish to explore, and with this new promo style, I hope that I'm able to capture Jael from every angle possible.