I personally don’t feel bad for either Jaune or Sun, getting turned down for the dance. The girls have every right to do so. Jaune should have taken no for an answer and left Weiss alone a long time ago, and Sun only seems to ever make a move on Blake when she’s vulnerable. I really get annoyed when people call the girls mean for not being interested.
Honestly? This is the most neutral argument I’ve ever seen so far.
Both have pros and cons.
that is all I’m going to say.
I would have explained more but I’m afraid people will come and lash at me how wrong I am. Which I will say now my point will be wrong to most people here. So.. why bother?
What’s the point of even trying to make a point here in this fandom?
Well, in Blake’s case she just doesn’t think it’s important enough to bother. Weiss has made it quite clear that she’s not interested in Jaune that way. But either way, I agree with emberkyrlee. The girls did have the choice to say no and its their right to be able to do so.
There is a difference between “No.” and “This is pointless, and a waste of time, and I expected you of all people to understand that.” In Blake’s case, she turned what could have been a casual rejection into a crushing, and purposefully personal, criticism of Sun. We don’t know why he asked her to go in the first place exactly. Maybe he wanted to just get her some time to relax, given he knows now how stressed she is. Maybe he just wants to have fun with her again like he did over that weekend. Maybe he just wanted to try dating her. We don’t know, so we can’t say we know. (Given his wording, he makes it sound more like a for-fun event than romantic.)
Regardless of the reason, Blake went beyond “the choice to say no.” She went so far as to act as if he was a bad person for even suggesting it in the first place, an act of lashing out.
And yes, if you need further proof of this, you can look later in the episode on to when RWY was trying to convince Blake to just relax and enjoy the one night. They poured their hearts out to her and tried to do everything they could… And Blake shut them down by calling it a colossal waste of time. Invalidating the effort and feelings of every one of her teammates. Lashing out.
Weiss not being blunt enough to Jaune is as much a miscommunication as Jaune not explaining why he’s interested in Weiss in the first place. Weiss clearly states it’s not that she can’t be interested, it’s that she assumes Jaune is only interested in her family name -a problem she claims to have dealt with before,- and thus doesn’t even bother talking to Jaune. She just brushes him off and moves on. That’s the fault of both sides, and moreover not having enough time dedicated to why the heck Jaune is so interested in the first place.
So. I disagree strongly on all accounts. I empathize with Sun because his attempts to reach out to a clearly disturbed Blake were met with scathing personal affronts. I pity Jaune because he can’t express the “why” in “Why he’s interested in Weiss.” That has nothing to do with the girls specifically rejecting them, but everything to do with how they handle the rejections.
I call Blake “mean,” or rather wrathful, for not only letting her own personal feelings get in the way of her personal health, but also for lashing out at everyone that tries to support her health, instead of just her crusade. Jaune and Weiss both have some serious things to work out, Jaune in actually expressing why he cares to Weiss, (and us while he’s at it,) and Weiss expressing why she’s distrustful of his intentions. From there they can move on however they choose, together or not.
Both girls have the right to reject the boys. Sure. But that doesn’t give Blake the right to attack Sun, or her teammates, and actual communication would be appreciated with Jaune and Weiss.