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first episode to start out the week

Date: 2015-06-15 09:41 pm (UTC)
From: (Anonymous)
Image

Apparently Connie's going to put her tennis skills to use today. :D Note Steven's guitar and Connie's violin. Maybe more Stevonnie time?

Date: 2015-06-16 05:30 am (UTC)
insanenoodlyguy: (Default)
From: [personal profile] insanenoodlyguy
So what's this about guidebook revelations? I missed shit apparently

Date: 2015-06-16 08:23 pm (UTC)
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From: [personal profile] insanenoodlyguy
Sweet thanks

Date: 2015-06-16 09:36 pm (UTC)
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From: [personal profile] insertbadpun
((SU's fanart will be the death of me. I love bird mom.

Pearl is really probably a war veteran of sorts. It's sort of insinuated in Rose's Scabbard and bits of other episodes that she fought alongside Rose in some Gem civil war of sorts. Like 5000 years ago or something.

But why are alien communities always, like, planet-wide while we have countries who are constantly at each other's throats? Like the entire race attacks a planet or something. Or Gem culture. Western Gem culture? Eastern? Northern or whatever? Do they just live on a really tiny planet?))

Date: 2015-06-16 10:28 pm (UTC)
From: (Anonymous)
I guess whenever they get space warps, distance isn't really an issue anymore. Plus, I guess it would get a hell of a lot more easier to establish a global rulership when you could just gather a couple of your good (Gem) friends and fuse into a super powered giant and beat everybody else in combat. ( ͡° ͜ʖ ͡°)

Date: 2015-06-17 01:13 pm (UTC)
From: (Anonymous)
I kinda get the feeling that Mayor Dewey lives in constant fear of getting X-COM'd at any moment judging by his reaction towards Ronaldo's probing.

"We Need to talk"

Date: 2015-06-26 03:15 am (UTC)
insanenoodlyguy: (Default)
From: [personal profile] insanenoodlyguy
Since it doesn't seem like that's got a discussion bit here... Holy shit. I think this episode has the best voice acting yet and is officially my new favorite. Why are Greg Episodes always the best? (also that barely concealed Pearl/Rose kiss)

Edited Date: 2015-06-26 03:17 am (UTC)

Re: "We Need to talk"

Date: 2015-06-26 11:58 pm (UTC)
From: (Anonymous)
How did I miss that, it's explicit as hell. O_O

I agree with you completely on Greg stuff being the best. Has anybody else noticed that with exception to the recording left in Rose's special place, all of the episodes featuring Rose and Greg have been literally dark, with poor illumination? SYMBOLISM!

Woah, this episode also showed me that Pearl is also kinda fucked up. Hella jealous/insecure about Rose paying more attention to Greg more than you? Tell that dude that he's going to die eventually.

Garnet continues to be cool though. ◦;)

Re: "We Need to talk"

Date: 2015-06-27 12:23 am (UTC)
insanenoodlyguy: (Default)
From: [personal profile] insanenoodlyguy
I didn't catch it the first time either, but thankfully tumblr has frame by frame photos of stuff like this. :) Garnet is never not cool. Except that one time she freaked out in the underground but hey, seeing the most important aspect of who you are perverted is a situation anybody gets a pass on if you ask me!

Date: 2015-06-30 09:38 pm (UTC)
From: (Anonymous)
The last couple of episodes have been pretty Pearl heavy, and I've been thinking about some of the things we've seen:

1) So Pearl says that she wasn't meant to be a fighter, but if not, then what was she before and why is her gem weapon a spear? Was it ever anything else? How do Gems change that part about themselves?

2) Gem shards. It seems like Gems don't have the ability to actually die... Even when they're shattered to pieces, they still come back, but just as a random assortment of screaming limbs. And they're stuck like forever. I think humans got the better end of the stick in regards to that.

3) Rose's decision to give Steven a chance to live. This is pure speculation, but maybe Steven was Rose's way of being able to fuse with Greg since she was never able to.

Thanks for making this place, btw! The problem with Tumblr is that it's pretty hard to have a conversation with others because I don't know all the tags to look through.

Date: 2015-07-03 04:46 pm (UTC)
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From: [personal profile] militarypenguin
1) The first thing that comes to mind is how Jasper called her "a defective pearl." I remember reading elsewhere a theory that Peridot might be the "perfected" form of pearl, since they both serve similar functions such as their hologram ability for storing data. Peridot also isn't shown to be much of a fighter, either, so I'm wondering if Pearl was also meant to be a sort of database keeper?

2) Yeah, ick, for all the cool abilities you could gain, the setbacks to being a gem seem even more horrifying in proportion. Then again, from a gem's perspective, I'm sure they feel the same way about humans. (A fleshy, easily destructible substance that can't repair itself and even shut down entirely? How can they live at all!)

3) I never thought of it that way! That seems very possible.

Date: 2015-07-04 06:07 am (UTC)
From: (Anonymous)
Ignoring the question of whether Peridot is a new type of Gem that existed in Pearl's time or not because that's a whole another can of beans (a can of beans that I would like answered, Rebecca Sugar!), Peridot is kinda OP. She has floaty non-connected fingers, can make a PDA, and gravity doesn't really apply to her. Meanwhile, Pearl is great at holo-powerpoint slides?

Date: 2015-07-14 04:02 am (UTC)
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From: [personal profile] militarypenguin
Sardonyx was amazing, I have a hard time choosing between her and Sugilite as my favorite non-Garnet fusion. And then they both appeared in the same episode!

This episode was really raw. I really felt for Amethyst and Pearl, and the "Cry For Help" title just gets sadder in retrospect.

It was really impressive on a meta level, too; both in the use of the Crying Breakfast Friends juxtaposed in between scenes and the last line of the episode. We, like Steven, often look to works of media with positive messages, or tackle down-to-earth issues we struggle with confronting in real life (Steven Universe is one of these works of media, for many!). We often expect episodes like these to end with advice or clarity and closure as many prior episodes have; but like life, sometimes things just don't go that way.

"It sure would be nice if things worked out the way they did in cartoons."

Amethyst's line serves as both to deliver the episode's message "Sometimes, there aren't any easy ways out" as well as give some fourth-wall-breaking-reassurance for people who are attached to and identify with this show that their favorite characters sometimes don't know what to do, either. It's something the show already does continuously (that is, reassure us that our favorite characters can make the same kind of mistakes and screw-ups we can), but here it addresses it upfront.

Also, the Crying Breakfast Friends are now the Shadow Girls from Utena of the series.

Date: 2015-07-14 06:26 am (UTC)
From: (Anonymous)
I really like this post! I don't know if I can be as eloquent, but I'm going to try.

One thing that I think this week going to be about is pointing out that both Amethyst and Pearl keep running to Garnet for support in a very desperate way. They are just lapping at the chance to get to fuse and feel valued by Garnet, but their messed up mental states keep getting out and in the way.

Pearl is so messed up in this episode once she got a taste of any sort of love or validation. She probably did worse in her attempt to get Rose's attention, but now that Rose is gone, she's resorting to trying to milk Garnet for that love drug.

Oh god this episode is going to make me into a Garnet/Pearl shipper isn't it?

Oh god x2, we haven't seen Garnet crack yet (if you don't count Keeping it Together's PTSD episode), but I imagine that if we keep seeing the Gems try to fill the holes in their hearts by drawing on her too much as their sole source of love and validation, then even Garnet's not really going to take it too well...

I kinda think that Sugilite's primal roar is just a perfect end to this episode. No closure. Just pain.

Date: 2015-07-17 01:31 am (UTC)
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From: [personal profile] militarypenguin
These have been a great few breather episodes while still letting us get to know the characters even better. This particular episode was on the meta side, as though the Crewniverse foresaw that the fanbase would react negatively to the characters messing up and hurting others, and they addressed it in a way that wasn't mean-spirited, either. A good hero must struggle!

Enjoy seeing Pearl smile. If the Sardonyx Week promo art of her is any indication, this is probably the last time we'll see her in good spirits for a while...

Date: 2015-07-18 01:31 am (UTC)
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From: [personal profile] militarypenguin
Huh! So I was wrong about this being the last we'd be seeing of Pearl in good spirits for a while. Not gonna lie, I was hoping Matt Burnett's comment on the SU wiki about this leading up to Pearl hitting rock bottom was going to pan out. I'm glad she and Garnet have talked things out, though. Their talk about looking up to each other nicely paralleled Vidalia and Amethyst's talk on the same subject.

Peridot's Starscream/Zim deal has been pretty funny, but I want to her to be a legit threat more. Steven's good-natured approach to her given that she tried to kill him once is pretty great, though.

Date: 2015-07-18 02:53 am (UTC)
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From: [personal profile] militarypenguin
Oh yeah, forgot to mention that Pearl's "I'm just a pearl" seems to imply that she indeed was intended to have a different use. Not sure if it's the same function as Peridot's, though her determination to get her did make me wonder... (even if it was to make it up to Garnet)

Date: 2015-07-21 02:18 pm (UTC)
From: (Anonymous)
Can we talk about Onion's episode (can't remember the name)?

Good god, it was probably one of the best because of how messed up everything was despite being PG rated. Holy fuck, watching his own birth video? Aaaaaaaaaaaa--!!!

I don't need horror movie monsters when I got Onion.

Date: 2015-07-22 04:08 am (UTC)
From: (Anonymous)
Lol! :D
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