Question: Will I enjoy this series especially after being let down by All-stars?
As someone who loathes and hates All-Stars probably more than anyone in existence...yes. Ridonculous Race is an AMAZING season and is no doubt the best season/spin-off attached to this franchise. It's well written, the characters work off each other splendidly, everyone has time to shine and leave an impact (even the early leavers), there is plenty of foreshadowing and callbacks to future and previous episodes, and you honestly feel/see the characters develop. Unlike Total Drama, the characters come out of this game much better than they were when they entered. Sure there are some hiccups and one team I felt got it pretty raw, but by the end there was no lasting damage and they looked happy and it felt WAY less mean-spirited than Total Drama. Hell, the fact their host actually CARES about their safety and well-being, doesn't fudge or bend the rules on a whim, and has this professionalism that clashes so much compared to the more colorful cast, really makes him a welcome change from Chris. In my opinion, you'd love this series, but obviously you'll be the ultimate judge of that. XDQuestion: If RR were to cross over into TD, who would you want to be the ones to do so?
I definitely would want to see the Geniuses and Vegans. They were some of my faves and I think there is some real potential for development. They didn't have much development compared to the others, but they weren't blank slates either. They had actual goals and plans for the money, and got along well with the other teams (barring some exceptions) and I think future seasons would only help them. There's also some of the more positive groups who would probably really help the TD cast going through their own issues. The Sisters, Best Friends, and Goths are also high on that list. And maybe the Ice Dancers to show the past villains, like Al and Heather, how it's REALLY done. Question: Who are the underdogs you are most eager to see return from the TD cast, be it first, second or third cast?
Good Question. I'll go 5 each in no real order. 1st Cast: Eva, Katie, Sadie, Zeke, Trent. 2nd Cast: B, Dakota, Dawn, Anne Maria, Brick. 3rd: Sammy, Ella, Jasmine, Shawn, Scarlett. Question: Are you open to a fourth cast in the series?
Not at this time. We still have a LOT of characters who need some desperate attention and development. After that? Who knows. Question: Second anniversary of SMS, do you think there's still hope for Courtney and Gwen as characters? What do you want to see of Scott next time he's back? (In short, the three people who's plots were invalidated by this episode)
Courtney is in desperate need of a happy fucking ending after all the shit she endured in the past seasons. She deserves development and a having SOME good in her life. Gwen needs to develop and realize she's not a fucking victim and all the bad shit in her life is HER fault, made worse by the fact she never owns up to ANY of it until it's too fucking late and even then will only make excuses for herself. Scott...I could go either way. I really only liked him cause he made Courtney happy, but if he's that fucking easy to turn against her and will act all stupid at the fact she had crushes for people BEFORE they were dating (like she said, those people don't matter since she's dating HIM now) or how he'll take Cameron's word over her's didn't really endear him to me at the end.
In short, Courtney deserves it since she's gone through too much shit, Gwen needs it cause she's become a character I have 0 sympathy for and want to slap, and Scott's...whatever. Question: How would you feel if there was an LGBT relationship in the series?
I'd be cool with it. Long as it's a well written and healthy one. They've never had problems with depicting LGBT characters in past shows like 6teen, but since TD/RR are exported to so many countries they've sadly needed to draw back on that because of the ones that AREN'T so tolerant. Why they could never set up relationships like that in stone and ultimately HAVE to leave it to the interpretation of the viewer. If they could ever do something like Bryke and Nick did with Korra and Asami, that'd be great. But I think there might be a bit too much meddling with them to have that happen. Still, knock on wood. Question: How do you want the conflict when Gwen and Courtney solved exactly? Do you want SMS to be just ignored and for them to be friends anyway? Or do you want both characters to actually sit down with each other and talk out they're issues?
Part of me WANTS to just ignore SMS and all of that shit season in general. But that'd be the easy way out. RR has shown that these people CAN write genuinely good stories and drama without fucking us over a barrel. I would love for them to have the characters sit down and just let it all out. Have Courtney realize that friendship is more important than winning and have Gwen FINALLY get called out for all the short-cuts and excuses she's done in these situations since the first damn season. Have these characters fucking DEVELOP! Don't dedicate an entire season to building them up just to knock them back to square one. Question: The Fresh Q and A has stated that they would love to have a crossover with MLP of all things, how do you think you would feel about that?
Sure as hell be fun/interesting. Long as the went the route like the UG/SU crossover and didn't try too hard to have it make sense and just went balls to the wall with the two worlds interacting. XD Also have Chris get his ass kicked by one of the Mane 6 would be great and give some characters some WAY overdue love.Question: Where you rate Dawn for your favorite characters? Do you wish she could have won?
She was a total Darkhorse that we loved just from her design before the season even aired. XD She was really fun and I liked how though she was in touch with nature and people's auras, she was by no means a shrinking violet or weak-willed. She was someone you did NOT want mad at you. That death glare she gave Scott was something I'll always remember her by.
I'd have loved if she won, but I'm cool with the idea that her actions got Chris arrested and tossed in jail. And in my own Headcanon I like to imagine AS never happened, Chris is still in jail, and that Wawanakwa is now a preserve for all the mutated creatures. XDIf you could make any kind of team/teams for the next Ridonculous Race, what would they be and why? (It can be all OC's, an OC/canon character, or Canon/Canon team)
I'd love to see Courtney/Gwen as the Ex-Friends. Basically Bridge is still friends with both and is tired of how the break-up has effected them both and decides to do something drastic to fix this. Remembering how Geoff said how well RR fixed a LOT of the contestants problems during the show (since the teams were only two people you NEEDED to depend on your partner), Bridge decides to sign them up. She tricks both into thinking they're each going with Bridge, only to find out when they get to the starting point that she doctored the entry forms so it's both of them. Finding out that if they quit they'll have to walk home from where there, both are forced to work together in order to compete, their pride and anger toward the other preventing them from just giving up. Hopefully along the way they are able to finally mend fences.
Another was Chris and Chef acting as the 'villains' of the season. But really they prove to be out of their depth dealing with the challenges they've often forced others to do. Not helped is the fact that Chris' actions constantly screw them over. He makes Chef do all the heavy lifting and dangerous challenges, is constantly penalized by Don for his attempts to cheat or bend the rules (and trying to upstage Don on his own show), and his history with so many of the other teams means NO ONE is going to get into an alliance with him. Eventually this gets Chef to reach his breaking point and he outright attacks Chris in his rage. And everyone rejoiced.
Others would be the likes of Courtney and Ella (Princesses) who I think would do good for the other, or Courtney and her Lawyer or her Therapist, or Eva and HER Anger Management Coach. Heck, maybe have Katie and Sadie have a time to shine. Might not last long, but I think they've earned it. XD
Well that's all the questions I got. Thanks to all who participated, this was a lot of fun. Hope you had as much fun reading as I did answering! XD