Yes, it is rare that I ship anything, so this is indeed special. I have heard recently that the new Teen Titans Go show is going to have Slade finally, actually, appear (a day I have dreaded, but at the same time, it's not... not... that
... *cough*... bad a.. *cough*... show... is that part of my lung on the floor??) in an upcoming episode this... um... 28th? I think-? According to wikipedia, anyway (and, for some reason, it also tells us that Slade is MARRIED to Lilian Worth and she is his WIFE--huge-ass dafuq moment) and so I thought I'd delve into the times that he was mentioned.
He made an appearance on a cover, then a variant cover by Tony Daniel (shocker if he LIKES the show
), he appeared in cameo in a TTGd2 comic, was referenced in an episode with Terra, and was mentioned in an episode---one where Rose appears. "Cool School."
I did not know this until I watched the episode just looking for the mention of Slade. I don't know why it never occured to me that she may eventually be in it (the entire DCU is unsafe) but there she was. I knew as soon as her face popped up (as if it was hard to tell XD) and cringed. Slade I think I could handle anything they do to him, but Rose? For some reason, it bothered me worse when she was in it than if he was in it. Dunno why, and as I watched, I cringed more and more. Her "insulting" the titans being the ways she defeats them wasn't... too bad... but at least I wasn't cringing anymore, just rolling my eyes. Fitting for an immature audience, certainly. As soon as Raven giggled before the team was taken down, I knew she'd be "immune" to the insults, and I was right. I didn't see her mockery of Rose's eyepatch (pirate joke was made) coming, and it did make me laugh, thankfully, because at that point, I could kinda see where it was going from there as Robin asked Raven why she wasn't fighting Rose. However, I did NOT see how it was going to effect me.
I started making ship jokes right away when the two snarky girls began complimenting each other. And screencaps, I started taking screencaps ASAP (actually, I was already doing that to capture a 360 of Rose's TTGS outfit) looking for the right hilarious scene to make the ship joke with on tumblr. For some reason, the concept of the ship hooked me, and as the scenes rolled on, I found myself with an evil laugh about this--it grew on me faster than my poison ivy (which is still hanging on, but dying at least), and the laugh got louder per scene. I was just about literally laughing out loud there in the library. It was almost as though the writers WANTED to make a ship, and went about making an episode to start said ship. I know they didn't (I think I recall hearing they hate romantic ships), but damn... it was just... you have to see it--it's so unbearably pungent.
Even though it began as an evil joke, I eventually succumbed to this ship. I ship it now. I ship so fast, FedEx may sue me. I don't know if it has a ship name yet (you know those lame as hell name combinations) but I thought RosRae was the least offensive combo. Others.... fell more flat than that one.
Combining "Ravager" and "Raven" doesn't work because it becomes... "Rav-en."
"Ravagen" sounds like Rose's son/daughter taken up the Ravager mantle and it "next gen"--thus "Ravagen."
"Rosen" sounds... I dunno... almost like too much of a normal name that it can't be a ship name.
"RosRae" is the only one that sounds like one of those moronic ship names. So it shall be! (*edit--after googling a few things, someone tried to call it "RaeRose"
isn't the more masculine (stronger) character supposed to lead the name, unless the lettering doesn't allow-? RosRae it stays.)
BUT, it's specifically THIS version of them. Not TT version, not comics version, not NuDC anything---JUST the TTGShow version. It may be kinda cute to look at in better graphics, like YY style, but as far as the personas, no, they don't work in TT. Not shipping it. Not that I need to, I'm so giddy about RosRae in TTGShow, who cares? I may draw them as TT sometime, but in their TTGS personas and their TTGS costumes.
I will note; I'm still not happy Rose was in TTGS. Someone else made the comment that it's just plain sad that her first appearance in a show or ANYTHING outside the comics was in something like this--and for a character as cool as Rose, THAT is REALLY pathetic. It doesn't matter if the show is good or not, for an awesome character's first appearance to be in a parody show is just sad. Given that the entire DCU is open to them, I'm guessing the same can be said of many other characters who have never had a chance to get out of the comic books (if not yet, then yeah, it'll happen soon enough
count on it) but still. This actually hurts her chances for an ACTUAL debut outside of comics. Hell, the writers didn't even want to use Slade in Young Justice JUST because of his appearances in the original TT cartoon! (lame as that reason was) This being Rose's first appearance, in a parody show, makes her look like she can't make it anywhere BUT a parody show. Such as the reason many actors sometimes don't get the chance to play various parts, because they were in a "goofy" part and then no one wants them on "serious" roles, fearing that they won't be able to carry it. The guy who played Herman Munster couldn't get SHIT for work due to that reason. I was stunned to see him in Pet Semetary.
I know this is going to hurt her chance for future appearances in serious things where she could really shine, but I can hope that someone takes the "risk" of using her and making her awesome.
For now.... I HAVE A NEW SHIP! The moon is blue tonight!