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redxseeker:

draqua:

Can I just say that Kade Burns is written so much better in S2? He’s genuinely interesting/likeable now, and his rapport with Heatwave feels like a proper partnership.

Good job Kade!

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It’s called character development. It doesn’t mean he was poorly written before, it means he’s growing and developing and learning, and it’s a sign of good writing if he and his relationships progress over time.

Oh, I absolutely agree that this is good character development, and that characters should progress over time/learn/grow/etc. Good characters, like real life people, have flaws/shortcomings which they must overcome.

My problem with Kade was that his behavior and relationship to Heatwave in season one specifically didn’t grow or change that much compared to his siblings. Contrast Dani’s relationship with Blades for instance. Initially, Dani aggressively pushed Blades into flying, not caring about his phobia, and Blades was too fearful to be of use to the team. Very quickly, Dani learned to be mindful of Blades’ limitations and Blades learned apply himself. Blades still doesn’t like heights, but he doesn’t let that stop him, and Dani is still aggressive, but not to the point that she hurts other people. Basically, even early in S1, Dani and Blades were growing as characters and they built a good, respectful partnership. 

Kade was often bossy and dismissive to Heatwave’s feelings through the first season, not to mention generally rude to his siblings and the townspeople. And aside from him and Hailey cleaning Heatwave together at the end of “Small Blessings”, Kade never really answers for this or makes improvement to his attitude. To be fair, this is more of a problem with “Small Blessings” being a rather overstuffed, jumbled episode. Still though, 26 episodes of a guy being a jerk and having a poor relationship with his Autobot partner is a long time to sit through. It’s not like we didn’t have sympathetic moments with Kade (we did), and it’s not like Heatwave and Kade’s relationship didn’t improve at all (it did). It just feels like less was done with them than with the other characters, and Kade’s attitude was so egotistical and negative without any major changes that it felt unsatisfying.

By contrast, S2 Kade’s teasing of Heatwave is played as good-natured ribbing. Kade is more open about his love and protective feelings towards his family members. And when Kade screws up/puts people in danger he gets called on it (see Heatwave chewing Kade out for falling asleep on the job in “Blame in on the Gremlins”). This is all awesome! I just wish we could have gotten a smidge more of this development back in S1. But oh well, it is what it is. Basically, season 2 has been fantastic so far and I couldn’t be happier.

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Anonymous asked: Do you know if Graham from Rescue Bots has ever touched Mister Petty Paws?

Huh… Now that’s a very interesting question…

imageAfter reviewing every episode Mr. Petty Paws has been in to the best of my knowledge: the answer is no. Graham has never touched Mr. Petty Paws, petted him, or picked him up.

Kade has held him though.

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Hope I was of some help to you, let me know if there’s anything else I can do.

For giggles, here’s a screenshot of Mrs. Neederlander slapping Heatwave in the face.

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Adopted Kade

miss-sexgod:

It’s very clear that we weren’t the only ones who spotted the very…diverse looks on Chief Burn’s children >w>;

So a lot of us at the studio joked and theorized on these possibilities:

a) He adopted them all
b) Had different prostitutes wives and had a child with each of them who mysteriously disappeared of course he didn’t murder them. Tho I think in headcanon Chief Burn’s wife and Doc Greene’s wife had and affair and left the god forsaken island together in a “screw this noise” fashion
c) Kidnapped them all

One of my fellow animation supervisors began to elaborate on the third choice and it went like this…

Chief saw his mail man and wife with a child and he decides for some reason to kidnap him (who is Kade). Since Chief is the law the couple have no idea who stole their kid.

The Burns father then raises Kade to never go get the mail or even see the mail man for this reason. Until one fateful day…

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And now the show takes a turn for the sinister…

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ring the kraken bell: Rescue Bots Discussion: A boy and his firetruck

cruelfeline:

draqua:

Something I like in Rescue Bots is the ever present, but still understated relationship between Heatwave and Cody.

Now, Rescue Bots is not exactly a program that I expect to have characters experience deep emotional turmoil. But I do feel Heatwave has a…

Well, their is a bit of growth between them in 14, Small Blessings, of course I don’t want to spoil anything for you…  But basically, Heatwave and Kade’s partnership is very slow developing and I do feel it has more to do with Kade’s own egocentric attitude rather than Heatwave’s curmudgeon-ism.  After all, between an alien robot of a nearly extinct species living in asylum, and a handsome firefighter from a large and loving family living in domestic comfort…  who has greater reason to be a little caustic and who has a greater rationale to be welcoming?

Still, the season isn’t over yet…

(via optronixes)

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ocellite:


obfuscobble:


draqua:


Kade Burns stripping…  presumably for Griffon Rock’s 2012 “Hunks on the Rock” calender for women sold at the local mini-mart.


You weren’t kidding about drawing him stripping.  (amazing)


i can’t wait for the hateful ginger to be crippled in a transformers-related accident and turn to the decepticon side, probably also because he found out was adopted and abandoned as a child



Why would you saaaaaayyyyy that?

ocellite:

obfuscobble:

draqua:

Kade Burns stripping…  presumably for Griffon Rock’s 2012 “Hunks on the Rock” calender for women sold at the local mini-mart.

You weren’t kidding about drawing him stripping.  (amazing)

i can’t wait for the hateful ginger to be crippled in a transformers-related accident and turn to the decepticon side, probably also because he found out was adopted and abandoned as a child

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Why would you saaaaaayyyyy that?

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miss-sexgod asked: First and foremost I want to thank you so much for the awesome support you're showing for Rescue Bots! I love seeing anything from just insightful posts to fanarts ;D Now, I just wanted to point out that it's 'Kade' not 'Cade. Don't worry a lot of people have gotten the spelling wrong but I thought you should know >w< Again thank you! Please draw more <3

You got it, thank you. :)

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