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Steven Universe Thread

We've got about a dozen episodes left in the first season. This leg of the journey's almost over.

Who'd have thunk?
No.232834
Anonymous
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No.232836
The Sneaky Tiki
OH GARNET ;_;
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The Sneaky Tiki
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FUCK YOU BEEDRILS
No.232840
Nøpe
Replies:>>232842
I'm glad we saw some real one on one interaction between Garnet and Steven.
No.232842
The Sneaky Tiki
>>232840
It's so great that a huge component of her character is what actual mothers and sons have, that genuine "You don't know me and I don't know how to relate to you."

Like she wanted him to get closer to her, that's just so damn sweet.
No.232843
Anonymous
Leading up to the reveal that she's fusion
No.232844
Nøpe
Replies:>>232845
>>232843
They must be awfully small gems considering she's not much taller than Pearl.
No.232845
The Sneaky Tiki
>>232844
My guess is they were dying and it was sort of a last ditch type thing, hence why it's permanent.
No.232850
Silverhawk Anon
Replies:>>232851
>>232843
Hasn't Rebecca actually gone on record saying she wasn't?
Could have sworn that was on a Reddit Q&A before...
No.232851
thatother1dude !!/PKS88+dMMc
>>232850
Both time Sugar replied to a question about Garnet's two gems or the blue gem on the door, her response was just "no spoilers/keep watching".

http://www.reddit.com/r/IAmA/comments/2e4gmx/i_am_rebecca_sugar_creator_of_steven_universe_and/cjw0cls
http://www.reddit.com/r/IAmA/comments/2e4gmx/i_am_rebecca_sugar_creator_of_steven_universe_and/cjw1h8h

Only one person directly presented the theory that Garnet was a fusion, and it didn't get a reply.

http://www.reddit.com/r/IAmA/comments/2e4gmx/i_am_rebecca_sugar_creator_of_steven_universe_and/cjvzyng
No.232855
Bunker !OFOzVPOG0g
I still find that to be quite the plausible theory, Garnet tried to fusion in an attempt to save them but they were too far gone and their mind just vanished.
No.232931
Nøpe
Okay.
Show's back on for regular reruns.
We're safe. There was nothing to worry about.
No.232963
Anonymous
Replies:>>232969
They just dumped plot and lore all over this episode
No.232969
Silverhawk Anon
>>232963
I was not expecting that.
Also, just in general, HOLY SHIT THIS EPISODE.
No.232970
Snes !v68zTeBMI.
Replies:>>232973
Finally, Amethyst gets some depth to her.
No.232973
Anonymous
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>>232970
Right? Fuck, even Lars had more character development than Amethyst before this episode. It's about time the most flat character matched her physique.

Seriously though, I'm impressed with how nearly every episode adds more depth to the show.

Also, I hope I'm not the only one who immediately thought of this when the "hole" thing came up.
No.232974
Anonymous
>>232973
Considering this show - if it seems like a reference, it probably is one.
No.232978
thatother1dude !!/PKS88+dMMc
Holy CRAP I did not expected this much. Or to find out what Peridot meant by "kindergarten" so soon.

>>232973
>I hope I'm not the only one who immediately thought of this when the "hole" thing came up.
I thought of it the second it was onscreen.
No.232980
The Sneaky Tiki
//youtube.com/watch?v=MG7_bVwhr6Iyoutube thumb

OH FUCK, the very first thing she's looking for.
No.232983
The Sneaky Tiki
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>Steven, you can't let anyone make you feel like Garbage.
No.232984
thatother1dude !!/PKS88+dMMc
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"They're here to hollow out the Earth!"

He was right.

Garnet's "We kept Amethyst." line from Steven's Lion seems a lot more meaningful... and Pearl laughing about it seems way less funny.

So I had guessed from what Sugar said about gems not reproducing that gems were just formed by their homeworld's geology, but never figured something this horrific. I'm guessing "normal" gems forming doesn't put too much of a strain on the environment (or only happens at the homeworld), but it's extremely slow, and expansionists started making the kindergartens.
No.232988
Nøpe
This is a very good show.
No.232989
Anonymous
Replies:>>232990
>>232988
It is, yeah.
No.232990
thatother1dude !!/PKS88+dMMc
Replies:>>232991
>>232988
>>232989
In so many different ways.
No.232991
Anonymous
Replies:>>233002
>>232990
for the sake of conversationin what ways would you say?

>>232984
literally the only reason why that episode happened
No.232994
The Sneaky Tiki
Replies:>>233002
>>232984
Okay lets follow this logic string using normal earth stones as comparison Gems must take EONS to form.

My guess is that the REALLY REALLY powerful gems like Rose are originals, Pearl and one of Garnet's gems before fusion are artificial like Amethyst but made through less extreme measures possibly on the original world.

I'm guessing Garnet is as tough as she is because she's a fusion of an Artificial and Original.

>>232984
Oh man, the "We kept Amethyst" line is so cruel now.
No.233002
thatother1dude !!/PKS88+dMMc
>>232991
>in what ways would you say?

Story-wise, you can tell a lot of thought has been put into the background and how it's presented to the audience. Just as important, though, is that is has characters endearing and with enough depth to give a shit about. When you've got these elements working together at once the results are some amazing pathos: Lion 3 and On the Run are probably the best examples; if aliens draining the earth to mine people using giant bacteriophage wasn't creepy enough, Amethyst talking about how she was born out of a hole in the wall sure fixed that. Also, it's usually pretty funny!

Art-wise, the character-designs are extremely diverse, expressive, and aesthetically pleasing, the animation is pretty good (although some storyboarders's style are worse, or at least very different, from others), and the backgrounds are beautiful. The music is really good too.

>>232994
However it works, and regardless of the motives/morality of whoever made the kindergartens, it does indicate some harsh consequences for the gems as a people. They don't age and they're hard to kill, but they're always fighting and sometimes get corrupted. If they really come into being that slow, they'll probably never go extinct, but could end up with new gems just being born scattered in the middle of nowhere with no one to live with or society to learn from.
No.233013
Anonymous
Replies:>>233015
the longest of the long shots

so the polymorphic sentient rocks came to earth to create more gems, perhaps your civilization has perished and few original gem survived, those that can be differentiated by staying in a unique color pattern, such as lapis lazuli and rose quartz, (I can not tell if her dress is white or a very light pink), then to rebuild their civilization they created artificial gem on their home planet, as garnet, pearl and peridot, but the planet did not have enough resources to reconstruct all its civilization it turned to the land and its mineral resources, probably before mankind dominion over the earth, were used as labor by the gems, which would probably make rose to fight against his own people. Rose and her followers probably won the battle and closed the passage between the worlds, and helping early humans as guardians.
No.233015
Anonymous
>>233013
Something like that it seems. The Gems have been involved in human history for a long time.
No.233016
Anonymous
Creepy as that was what Peridot was going to manually restart. Lore just keeps getting deeper.
No.233023
thatother1dude !!/PKS88+dMMc
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I just noticed this on re-airing. Holy shit, how did they get this on-air?

As a side note, "the Kindergarten" is definitely the creepiest name this place could possibly have.
No.233024
The Sneaky Tiki
>>233023
It's even creepier when you think about what the term kindergarten means, literally Child Garden.
No.233025
Anonymous
Replies:>>233026
>>233023
What am I supposed to be seeing in the puddle?
No.233026
thatother1dude !!/PKS88+dMMc
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>>233025
That puddle is what I'm talking about. I apologize if it's a bit unclear out of context, but that thing in the glass is basically a giant human heart and similar viscera. The way it broke indicates it's made out of some sort of rock, but either way, it's bleeding all over.
No.233027
Anonymous
Replies:>>233028
>>233026
Oh, is that all? With your reaction I was expecting something pretty questionable.
It's cool and all, but there has been things that are WAY more direct and blatant than something like that that have gone past the censors.

That's pretty tame, honestly.
No.233028
thatother1dude !!/PKS88+dMMc
Replies:>>233029
>>233027
Well it's not nearly as horrifying as say, the "flesh apple" from Adventure Time, but I couldn't remember any CN shows having what is obviously red blood lying around... until I looked it up and remembered the couple times Adventure Time also puddles of blood lying around (and that one flash of a blood explosion).

Fair point, I oversold that.
No.233029
Anonymous
>>233028
And the blood demon turning his own blood into a sword.
No.233086
The Sneaky Tiki
Since we're already bringing up Adventure Time here anyway WOW, what a fucking pathetic episode, Finn meets his fucking Dad again and STILL NOTHING HAPPENS, it would have been the usual fair but with the Amythyst episode the same night it was just embarrassing.
No.233118
Anonymous
Replies:>>233122
>>233086
The people in charge of AT must be at odds with each other because I keep seeing attempts to roll back interesting plot points into the status quo. The end result is that the show has become remarkably boring and depressingly obtuse. Whatever fun the series had is being lost to this vague introspective bullshit.
The show needs a total recharge or just to end soon, because it's getting sad to see all that potential and progression flushed down the drain.

SU seems to be far better structured beforehand, so I'm hoping it'll retain it's wonder for longer.
No.233122
thatother1dude !!/PKS88+dMMc
>>233086
>>233118
There's already an Adventure Time thread on the second page, guys.>>227292
No.233123
The Sneaky Tiki
>>233122
We are discussing it in the context of a comparison to Steven Universe, chill.
No.233145
The Sneaky Tiki
Replies:>>233149
Man, Steven's coming along so great, good to see he really has a backbone.

https://mega.co.nz/#!dMA03SaZ!qQnJdCwvilyI7enLfTDEhKPZ2VV0Vw_fe0JywN3ZSKA
No.233149
Anonymous
Ronaldo is kind of a dick. Guy was all too ready to sacrifice another person when he had no real assurance that it would stop anything, even if that person is Lars who is definitely a dick.

>>233145
It's one of my favorite elements about this show. Steven is inexperienced and naive, but otherwise he's a bad-ass in the making, and it's shown in a lot of subtle moments in the show.

It's refreshing, honestly.

>>233122
>implying anyone would give enough of a shit about Adventure Time to actually want to talk about it in it's own thread
No.233155
Anonymous
Replies:>>233233
>>233149

Ronaldo seems to vary between kind of intensive to potentially dangerous it seems, like in the episode about conspiracy theories.
No.233163
Snes !v68zTeBMI.
>Nobody likes Adventure Time anymore

News to me. I'm still really liking it. Yeah it's slow to reveal stuff, but it's always been like that, and I like a show that can take a break from goofy adventures to have some more contained and introspective stories.
No.233165
Anonymous
>>233163

They seem to be slowly building towards a Second/Third (if you count the Evergreen one) Apocalypse, what with the hints that have been dropped since the show came back from haitus.
No.233177
Anonymous
>>233163
I'd be cool with slow reveals if they actually stuck. Nothing seems to carry much consequence.
But that's a discussion better left for the AT thread.
No.233183
Anonymous
Replies:>>233192
>>233149
>implying anyone would give enough of a shit about Adventure Time to actually want to talk about it in it's own thread

Sugar really took the quality with her, huh?
No.233192
The Sneaky Tiki
Replies:>>233193
>>233183
That's a drastic understatement.

Also it was hilarious that Steven called Lars a dink and that people on 4chan were going "OMG HE SAID DINK ON TEEVEE!?!!!1"
No.233193
Anonymous
Replies:>>233194
>>233192
Pfft. SOMEONE'S four years old.
No.233194
The Sneaky Tiki
>>233193
You'd think so, but like, dozens of people on 4chan were really amazed they would say dink on TV.
No.233195
Anonymous
Replies:>>233196
Dink?
That's a bad word?
No.233196
thatother1dude !!/PKS88+dMMc
>>233195
Depending on where you live, it can just mean "idiot" or be another way of saying "dick". I kind of doubt whoever wrote that line had that second one in mind.
No.233219
Anonymous
Replies:>>233233
>Steven calls Lars a Double Income No Kids
No.233233
thatother1dude !!/PKS88+dMMc
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>>233155
>Ronaldo seems to vary between kind of intensive to potentially dangerous it seems, like in the episode about conspiracy theories.

One of this blog posts implies he almost got his dad (and himself?) killed by leaving a stove's gas on, though that was more stupid than crazy.

>>233219
That also.
No.233238
Anonymous
Little story for Friday 13:

https://www.fanfiction.net/s/11042098/1/Koffi-at-Midnight
No.233327
The Sneaky Tiki
This episode was awesome, there is a good chance that the Diamond forces will actually have to invade since it seems the Gems have bombed the warp pad.

http://theworldofstevenuniverse.blogspot.mx/2014/03/01x42-steven-universe-english.html
No.233328
The Sneaky Tiki
Replies:>>233331
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Also Connie's dad is Sundowner.
No.233329
The Sneaky Tiki
http://www32.zippyshare.com/v/lcvqRUGQ/file.html

download link.
No.233331
Anonymous
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>>233328
Among other things.
No.233349
thatother1dude !!/PKS88+dMMc
Replies:>>233359
And her mom is Major Kusanagi. I knew Freeman had been doing non-anime/video game voice work for a while, but this it the first I can remember from McGlynn.
No.233355
Anonymous
Replies:>>233356
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>Connie is a weeaboo.
Poor Steven. His first girlfriend is shit tier.
No.233356
The Sneaky Tiki
>>233355
She's not weeaboo, she's worldly.
No.233357
Snes !v68zTeBMI.
http://deadline.com/2015/02/cartoon-network-upfront-powerpuff-girls-adventure-time-1201376480/

>Steven Universe/Uncle Grandpa Crossover Special “Say Uncle”: Two of your favorite Cartoon Network series, Steven Universe and Uncle Grandpa, are joining forces for a special crossover episode! Watch as a long-lost relative of Steven’s comes to town to aid him in unlocking the power of his mother’s gem!

Ha ha ha! What!
No.233358
The Sneaky Tiki
>>233357
I'm willing to see what it's like before I pass judgement, Uncle Grampa is a little low brow but it does usually do some fun things with it's animation.
No.233359
Anonymous
>>233349
She got started in TV acting first I think.
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Mr. Stone !zWb42fBPMM
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>>233357
No.233448
The Sneaky Tiki
Replies:>>233451
https://mega.co.nz/#!IF5ynZAQ!SZZ5tmo_J-cczfboXigoTHVX7I8zySchXfglycQi02s
No.233451
The Sneaky Tiki
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>>233448
In summary, THIS EPISODE WAS FUCKING HEAVY
No.233452
Anonymous
>>233451
I like at the start they have this double entendre, and you're thinking 'oh it's like Fingerprints on Animaniacs, haha got one by the censors'...

Yeah, I don't know if that was a joke anymore.
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The Sneaky Tiki
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>>233452
I think it's uncomfortably clear it wasn't.
No.233456
Anonymous
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this show is something else
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The Sneaky Tiki
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>>233456
Yup.
No.233459
Anonymous
i love this fuckin show
No.233460
Mr. Stone !zWb42fBPMM
>>233456

That was a bitch move on Amethyst's part. Wooooooooooooow.
No.233462
Anonymous
I never would have imagined the character with the most involving character development in the show would've been Amethyst.
No.233463
Anonymous
How does a kids show get away with such heavy implications?
No.233465
Anonymous
>>233452
Was it rape?
No.233466
Mr. Stone !zWb42fBPMM
Replies:>>233473
>>233452

I'm pretty sure I missed what you're talking about (because I am teh dumb). Explain plz?
No.233469
thatother1dude !!/PKS88+dMMc
I... don't think it's implying any sort of past intimate relationship between Greg and Amethyst, but there's definitely room for interpretation.

Regardless, the whole thing hit hard.

On a different subject, I've been theorizing as to how Gems become corrupted. The main theories I've come up with are that it's something that has always happened, it's something that only happens to Gems from the Kindergarten, or that Earth's environment disagrees with their biology (mineralogy?) somehow. Anyone got any others ideas they like?
No.233471
thatother1dude !!/PKS88+dMMc
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>Amethyst: Yeah, it's fun.
>Greg: Yuh!

Because "Cat Fingers", the episode with the fucking cat-Tetsuo, wasn't messed up enough, apparently. (Although I can't help looking at that face and thinking "Dammit, Bobby!")
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The Sneaky Tiki
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>>233466
No.233476
Snes !v68zTeBMI.
Replies:>>233480
So here's my read on the situation:

Amethyst and Rose used to be close and Amethyst liked that. Then Rose met Greg and started spending more time with him, which made Amethyst feel rejected. Some time after Rose died, Amethyst and Greg started spending time with each other because they had shared interests. However, Greg kept leaving because he had other things he needed to do (being a father and a small business owner and a biological human). When he did, Amethyst got that same feeling of rejection, which turned into resentment toward Greg for taking Rose away from her. She would then lash out at Greg by using her shapeshifting powers to taunt him, especially by turning into Rose.

I don't think there was anything untoward going on, just Amethyst acting out because of her issues. Kinda weird how Amethyst went from being the shallowest of the Gems to the deepest in just a couple of episodes, huh?
No.233480
Anonymous
Replies:>>233483
>>233476
What about the possibility that Amy knew Greg before Rose?
No.233483
Anonymous
>>233480
Thats what I was thinking. Rose knew about Greg through her.
No.233569
thatother1dude !!/PKS88+dMMc
Replies:>>233571
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Not sure why this is happening, but are you ready to spend (what may be) your spring break afternoons at home watching cartoons? I AM!

(the time in the screencap is Central, i.e. GMT -6)
No.233570
thatother1dude !!/PKS88+dMMc
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More confirmation.

https://twitter.com/ianjq/status/572907857898688514
No.233571
Nøpe
>>233569
They've done this with other shows fairly recently too. Sense November.
No.233603
The Sneaky Tiki
Replies:>>233628
https://mega.co.nz/#!lYpUSCjS!m0grQ94YU5fhcy9ZCUGBSlu221wTcuSGycSUCvFT-MU


SHIT
No.233604
The Sneaky Tiki
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>>233570
No.233610
Snes !v68zTeBMI.
"We can't fight these things forever. Well we can, but I don't want to."
No.233617
thatother1dude !!/PKS88+dMMc
Well, apparently I'm going to have to crawl into a cave until Thursday if I want to avoid whatever spoilers are in the promos for Jail Break.
No.233620
Anonymous
Yknow what? Screw all the other gems, Garnet is the real OG bae <3
No.233621
Mr. Stone !zWb42fBPMM
Replies:>>233623
>>233620

Everyone knows Pearl is best gem.

:3
No.233623
The Sneaky Tiki
Replies:>>233631
>>233621
Wrong.

>>233620
Right.
No.233628
rasputin_zero
Replies:>>233631
>>233603
//youtube.com/watch?v=xVKHadEvfs0youtube thumb

I also love how Connie's favourite book series is basically licence-free His Dark Materials. Wonder if Steven will come across the sucky film adaptation in a bargain bin and that somehow segues into PLOT PLOT PLOT PLOT PLOT again.

God, I love this show.
No.233631
thatother1dude !!/PKS88+dMMc
Replies:>>233656
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>>233620
>>233623
>>233623
It says a lot about this show that we can keep posting these things without it turning into an actual argument.

>>233628
>Wonder if Steven will come across the sucky film adaptation in a bargain bin and that somehow segues into PLOT PLOT PLOT PLOT PLOT again.

It's possible: the last episode next week (after the two-parter) is about Steven and Connie trying to re-enact a new ending for that book series (which I recall a lot of people complaining didn't have a very good ending itself) by using Rose's Room.

Promos are up for every other episode next week, but I'm just gonna post the first one.

//youtube.com/watch?v=BTxP9loBaJkyoutube thumb
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Anonymous
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I am the only one who wants to hear opal singing again ?
No.233656
rasputin_zero
Replies:>>233677
>>233631
Not to get all spoilery on the ending of His Dark Materials, but I didn't think it was "bad", what it did was tear my heart out and punch me in the gut. I can see why a couple of kids like Steven and Connie would want to change it to something more upbeat.

And in a similar spoiler-avoiding vein, I think I'll be steering clear of promos next week. This is gonna be fuuuuun...
No.233673
Anonymous
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No.233677
Anonymous
>>233656

Eh, the ending made sense in the extended William Blake-homage that Pullman was going for.
No.233679
thatother1dude !!/PKS88+dMMc
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It's fun to rewatch episodes and catch little details you missed the first time.

Just with the last episode, I noticed the book series Connie was talking about had four books and Steven said her read the first three, further setting up "Open Book".
No.233688
Anonymous
>>233679

True. Hearing Lapis Lazuli's comments at the end of two-parter sounds a lot more ominous knowing what we do now.
//youtube.com/watch?v=uNEOPshLfUMyoutube thumb
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thatother1dude !!/PKS88+dMMc
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>that wordless montage

Freaking beautiful. More good things to come (for the audience that is), I can feel it!

I wonder how long it will be till we found out what Rose was to Garnet.
No.233692
The Sneaky Tiki
https://mega.co.nz/#!vxh20BaD!ciYPW3r3eWUibOjYOyEcZuPXyShz05wVBZV2nJJVtGE

Thank you Avery.
No.233693
The Sneaky Tiki
;-; These tears will never stop.
No.233695
Anonymous
This show is something else.
No.233696
Anonymous
My gosh. Was everyone in love with Rose? That ending with Pearl heavily implied some sort of love, right? I can't be just seeing things
No.233697
The Sneaky Tiki
>>233696
Amethyst saw Rose as a mother while Pearl saw her in a militaristic quasi-religious manner.
No.233698
thatother1dude !!/PKS88+dMMc
>>233696
Gems are technically asexual and don't normally reproduce. The line between romantic and platonic feelings between each other is kind of meaningless.

That said, Amethyst definitely saw her as more of a maternal figure.
No.233699
Anonymous
>>233696
Yknow, I think its more of an overwhelming admiration of someone that looks like it. I guess she was supposed to be an extraordinary person, to the point where she'd actively end up giving birth to Steven, something absolutely out there.

...

Or maybe that's just my fuckin' hetero lens right there, maybe they did wanna pork her, iunno
No.233700
The Sneaky Tiki
//youtube.com/watch?v=mpmgHQbpbvMyoutube thumb

This song is becoming ever more apt as Rose's theme.
No.233712
Anonymous
>>233696
Greg and Pearl were very clearly romantically involved with Rose. Amethyst saw her as a maternal figure, and we have no idea how Garnet was with her.
No.233714
thatother1dude !!/PKS88+dMMc
Replies:>>233720
>>233712
>Greg and Pearl were very clearly romantically involved with Rose.

Even if Pearl felt that way, it doesn't seem Rose reciprocated.

>we have no idea how Garnet was with her.

And while we wait for the inevitable to be revealed, it's another good thing to speculate about.

If I had to guess, I'd say Garnet thought she was, if not a rival, than someone to aspire to be equal or better to, contrast with Pearl who basically puts Rose on a pedestal at all times.
No.233715
Anonymous
>>233712
Garnet I see as the Johnny Gat. Steadfast and loyal lieutenant
No.233716
Anonymous
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Cripes them feels
No.233720
Anonymous
Replies:>>233721
>>233714
I'm not sure I agree. Rose saying "my Pearl" at least heavily implies that it was reciprocated. Whether or not it remained that way after 5000 years is another matter
No.233721
Anonymous
>>233720
I think it might be a similar Marcie and PB situation they worked as a couple for a while but then their goals started to change and so did they.
No.233722
Anonymous
Replies:>>233723
Deep and loving relationships don't have to be romantic you know.
No.233723
Anonymous
Replies:>>233734
>>233722
Wow no I didn't know that. Thanks for that
No.233734
Anonymous
Replies:>>233735
>>233723
Assuming you're being sarcastic, what's with all the talk of them being lovers then?
No.233735
Anonymous
Replies:>>233747
>>233734
Because it's just as plausible as a non-romantic relationship so your snarky oh-so-helpful comment was not needed
No.233736
thatother1dude !!/PKS88+dMMc
https://www.youtube.com/user/robsugar/tem
>Rob Sugar: Steven Universe has been picked up by Cartoon Network fro Season 3. That means there will be at least 158 episodes at this point. Everyone has seen only 43.

I think we can safely conclude the network believes in Steven at this point.
No.233737
Anonymous
Replies:>>233741
Man, folks get so defensive when it's implied (or even stated) that characters aren't straight. Rebecca Sugar even said at one point that the Gems (despite being biologically genderless) form romantic relationships amongst themselves, so Pearl and Rose being a couple in the millennia they were together isn't exactly out of the question.
No.233738
Anonymous
Welp. Another good ep!
Slow, but nice little bits of character development.
No.233740
The Sneaky Tiki
OOH, THAT ENDING
No.233741
Anonymous
>>233737
Maybe they need to call people out on their "hetero lenses". I'll admit it was something that would have been a thing with me in the past as well. But with shows broaching the subject more now than they were allowed in the past. Its a bit better even if people bitch and call it pandering.
No.233742
Anonymous
Eh. I could go for Pearl/Garnet but for some reason Pearl/Rose just doesn't really strike my fancy. Not really sure why.
No.233743
The Sneaky Tiki
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I am ever amazed that not only does Peridot seem to have an enormous amount fanart considering her few appearances, but that she seemingly has more than the main cast.
No.233744
Anonymous
Replies:>>233745
>>233743
She has a pretty great design, true. All the gems do in honesty. I love it when shows vary the body types and color schemata like that. It's good practice from a design perspective and one not nearly enough shows utilize.
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The Sneaky Tiki
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>>233744
It's funny too because with the new information we have her "Mega Man" design makes a lot of sense.
No.233746
Anonymous
Probably because they're both femmes, whereas with Pearl/Rose you have contrasting personalities which makes it interesting.
No.233747
Anonymous
Replies:>>233751
>>233735
There's no need to go on the defensive. I'm just throwing in the perspective.
If Rose and Pearl clacked stones, big deal, but any amount of affection shown in these shows seems to be automatically interpreted as purely amorous.

To me, it looked like a disciple/teacher relationship.
No.233748
Omegon
I don't even watch SU, but Peridot has an amazing design. I dropped it after the character design change debacle. But from what I've been filtering from various scources is that the plot and characterization has picked up so I will definitely marathon it once it completes its current season.
No.233751
Anonymous
>>233747
It's a perspective that's the norm so it wasn't actually adding anything to the conversation. It's also dangerously close to "why do they need to be in love? Why can't they just be friends?" as though that's mutually exclusive and/or not what everyone says every time there's even a hint of a non-straight romance.

Also I'm mildly worried if that's how you and your past teachers spoke to/about each other
No.233752
Anonymous
I'd like to see more of the Gem War. And when Pearl started to realize she was losing Rose to the humans and couldn't connect the way she was beginning to.
No.233753
Anonymous
>>233751
To be fair a lot of people were jumping all over the "Amethyst and Greg were totally fucking" wagon right above this even though there's not a lot of evidence that shit was going on in the slightest.
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Anonymous
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Garnet ain't ready for this shit.
not again
No.233756
Anonymous
>>233753
tbh I think that proves my point.
Minimal evidence of a straight relationship = they were totally fucking.
Pretty damning evidence of a gay relationship (whether it actually lasted or not is immaterial) = gosh there's other types of love besides romantic, you know. They're just friends
No.233757
Anonymous
Don't have any real opinion on SU shipping or Pearl/Rose since I haven't actually watched the show yet, but my personal aversion to shipping goggles comes more from conditioning in the old days of "classic" yaoi fandom when Drarry/Clophiroth/GW 1x2/Legogorn/RoyEd/BuffyFaith/etc were still huge things with extreme levels of overanalysis (they said something nice to each other that means they love each other!) and often accompanied with HORRENDOUS misogyny/misandry.

The circles I was in had bizarre double standards that led to Harmonians rightfully getting ostracized while rabid Drarry and Snarry shippers went unchecked so it took until Zutara before I developed that same distaste towards hetshippers, but since the vast majority of negative experiences I've had with extreme shipper behavior during my early fandom days occurred with same-sex pairings that made it harder for me to unlearn that skepticism even with more legitimate queer couplings.
No.233758
Anonymous
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This is one of the dumbest fucking conversation I have read in a little while.
No.233759
Anonymous
>>233751
>It's a perspective that's the norm
Now, see, the thing is, I don't give a shit.
Girls fuck.
Guys fuck.
I'm a guy who fucks guys and I know girls that fuck girls. That's just the nature of it.
I don't care how it relates to normal perception. Especially on the internet.

The only thing I'm trying to say is that I think people here jumping the gun here. The relationship didn't seemed like a different sort of devotion. As a Knight serves a Queen. That's it.

>Also I'm mildly worried if that's how you and your past teachers spoke to/about each other

I don't know where you're pulling these assumptions about my life or perspectives but I would appreciate it if you cut that shit out. I'm not the generic antagonist you seem to think I am.

>>233753

I think the "I've seen your junk" line played into it a bit more.
No.233760
Anonymous
Replies:>>233763
>>233759
>As a Knight serves a Queen. That's it.
Man amorous or not their relationship was way deeper than that. Pearl was incredibly defensive over even the very idea that Rose might keep secrets from her or that she was only as important as all the other Gems. That's the whole point of the episode, showing how Pearl related with Rose. It's really interesting especially since, for how protective she was of her special status, she doesn't show Steven or Greg any resentment at all. She actually seems fairly fond of both of them.
No.233761
Anonymous
>>233759
>I think the "I've seen your junk" line played into it a bit more.
Yeah but into the episode she explicitly compares the relationship Greg and Steven have to the one THEY had before.
No.233762
DudeWithMoney !SFwR6DnH/Y
Replies:>>233763
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>>233759
>As a Knight serves a Queen

Uh, you know, there's a whole thing about that...
No.233763
Anonymous
Replies:>>233764
>>233760
>>233762
Okay.
Let me put it another way.

Rose is Oprah.
No.233764
Anonymous
>>233763
You seem to be fighting pretty hard against even the idea that they were romantically involved and for the life of me I don't see why. You're telling me you seriously don't see how that entire episode can be interpreted as romantic? Really? You don't see what anyone here is talking about at all? I find that hard to believe
No.233765
Anonymous
>>233764
It's set up to be vague enough that any interpretation (worship, lovers, one-sided crush, obsession, whatever) is valid at this point. Neither the people who insist it can only be completely platonic or the people who insist that they were definitely in a relationship before are necessarily right, nor do they have the right to insist that people who see it the opposite way are clearly blinded by their heterocentrism/(anti)shipping goggles. Can we just agree to leave it there?
No.233766
Anonymous
>>233764
>You seem to be fighting pretty hard against even the idea that they were romantically involved
I'm not.
All I said was deep and loving relationships don't have to be romantic, and the relationship here doesn't look like a romantic kind.
Then it blew up into weird accusations and assumptions.

I take this same perspective with straight relationships. Just because people care about each other doesn't mean they're fucking.

Frankly it's not that important and I'm mostly just responding to comments like:
>your snarky oh-so-helpful comment
>folks get so defensive
>heir "hetero lenses".
>>>233751
Like I was some standard homophobic villain for not thinking the relationship seemed romantic. That sucks.
I don't like people making assumptions about me. I want to make sure my point is clear and people understand what I mean. So let me clear the air as best I can.

-If Rose and Pearl where romantically/sexually involved, that's fine.
-Pearls interest in Rose came off as quasi-religious servitude from my perspective.

That's about as clear as I can get. I'm moving on.
No.233770
The Sneaky Tiki
Replies:>>233776
https://mega.co.nz/#!m4wG1Yob!EwqUbeayl0Ghw4ZY0TvCl5ifiwlWe9hMo5fu2rCtG-g

Mayor Dewey...is a really great guy.
No.233771
Anonymous
One of these days, I'm feeling I'll edit this season of SU. Cut out the fat and make it less episodic. Merge episodes together so it flows more continuously.

It could be fun.
Would that be cool to see?
No.233772
The Sneaky Tiki
>>233771
I dunno, I think it could work but you'd have to be super careful, 90% of what people think is "fat" in Steven Universe are integral lessons in Steven's development.
No.233774
Anonymous
Replies:>>233777
>>233772
True, true. I don't think much cutting would be needed with these latest episodes, but the earlier stuff has a bit more fluff. I think what I'm saying is, making a fanedit that focuses more on the overarching plot.
No.233776
thatother1dude !!/PKS88+dMMc
Replies:>>233779
>>233770
Not to different from your or me.

>>233772
Or a minor episode has some foreshadowing or minor reveal that wouldn't make sense elsewhere.

"Arcade Mania" and "Steven's Lion" are probably two of the weakest and least important episodes of season 1a, but you can't leave out Lion's introduction or Steven finding out Garnet has three eyes--stuff just wouldn't make sense.
No.233777
Anonymous
>>233771
>>233772
>>233774
The only episode I could see safely being cut is the one that was entirely Steven imagining what Garnet was doing. Possibly Watermelon Steven (or whatever it was called), too.
No.233778
Anonymous
Replies:>>233780
>>233777
And everything about Lars and Sadie's relationship.
No.233779
Anonymous
Replies:>>233783
>>233776
>"Arcade Mania" and "Steven's Lion" are probably two of the weakest and least important episodes of season 1a, but you can't leave out Lion's introduction or Steven finding out Garnet has three eyes--stuff just wouldn't make sense.

I don't imagine I'd cut whole episodes. Maybe just retain certain scenes... I do think I'd cut Garnet's reveal, though. That was pretty anticlimactic.
No.233780
The Sneaky Tiki
Replies:>>233809
>>233777
Garnet's Universe, if the rumors are true, contains a lot of preludes and hints to upcoming story threads, particularly that her two side kicks are actually hints at her pre-fusion gems. You could cut it easily but it may have more importance than people think.

>>233778
NOOOOOOOOOOOOPE, they are tied deeply to Steven's development.
No.233781
Anonymous
the tall one, the purple one, the hot one..... lol so hard
No.233783
thatother1dude !!/PKS88+dMMc
Replies:>>233784
>>233777
"Onion Trade" and "Beach Party" are the only episodes I can think of that don't contain character development for a main character, introduction of a concept important to the setting, major plot developments, or foreshadowing thereof. "Joking Victim" and "Steven and the Stevens" are close, because they just have the VCR Steven would use in "Lion 3" and the flash-forward to "Ocean Gem".

>Possibly Watermelon Steven (or whatever it was called), too.

That introduced Rose and Steven's ability to grow sentient plants. A lot of people theorize Rose used that to make Lion, and Steven using it at some later point seems inevitable.

>>233779
That seems a bit beyond the scope of just editing existing footage.
No.233784
Anonymous
Replies:>>233794
>>233783
Well its just an idea I'm experimenting with, so we'll see.

...Also
>The hot one.
No.233785
Anonymous
Replies:>>233790
whatahell is onion anyway ?
I bet is a rose mistake
No.233790
thatother1dude !!/PKS88+dMMc
Replies:>>233793
>>233785
But that would mean he's older than Steven.
No.233793
Anonymous
>>233790
I think he is a sentient plant and his father too, so they speak a language that only they understand.
I'm not so perceptive to these things as you guys, so it's only a guess
No.233794
Anonymous
>>233784
Because the other two are the cute ones.
No.233798
Anonymous
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Even Garnet is afraid!
No.233809
Anonymous
Replies:>>233824
>>233780
>You could cut it easily but it may have more importance than people think.
Steven Universe confirmed for One Piece?
No.233824
thatother1dude !!/PKS88+dMMc
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If you told me beforehand the finale would have Garnet bursting into song in the middle of a fight I'd say that sounds stupid, but that was actually really great!

>>233809
Maybe.
No.233825
The Sneaky Tiki
Replies:>>233841
https://mega.co.nz/#!H1oWXJBC!b75rs7ONnKk4F3RdHftIGldFw7fz9jXhXn669sFS6m8

https://mega.co.nz/#!TwJzTKDK!P2ScAP4kd_CJo80hjMHKtZzDF5lQnAP7-nX9ygwNce4

Whoa.
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Anonymous
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Anonymous
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Anonymous
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No.233830
thatother1dude !!/PKS88+dMMc
Replies:>>233832
>>233828
Wrong button dude. Spoiler is the binoculars, the NSFW one is a collar shirt (get it?). I've made that mistake plenty of times.

According to the credits, her name is Malachite.
No.233831
Anonymous
>>233827
Thats garnet is my favorite, she always surprises me.
I need to download that song.
No.233832
Anonymous
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>>233830
oopsie
>>233831
I like Garnet
No.233833
Anonymous
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>>233831
//youtube.com/watch?v=0q-RSGsTI-0youtube thumb
here's a youtube link for now
No.233834
The Sneaky Tiki
Replies:>>233973
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oh hai
No.233835
Anonymous
Replies:>>233836
next episode, ruby and saphire story, lapus lazuli destiny.
epic episodes are coming.
No.233836
The Sneaky Tiki
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>>233835
The most important loose end.
No.233837
Anonymous
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well, that is interesting.
and, he doesn't have a family ?
No.233838
thatother1dude !!/PKS88+dMMc
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>Jasper has Franky's nose

Can't unsee.

>>233837
Sugar suggested a while ago that Sour Cream and Onion might be related.

http://www.reddit.com/r/IAmA/comments/2e4gmx/i_am_rebecca_sugar_creator_of_steven_universe_and/cjvylu6
No.233839
The Sneaky Tiki
Replies:>>233840
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This pretty neat design wise.
No.233840
Anonymous
>>233839
Oh wow I didn't even notice that. Very clever little addition
No.233841
Anonymous
Replies:>>233842
>>233825
>that ending
>"They are really bad for each other"
I'm guessing those molestation vibes were intentional then. Shit's dark man.
No.233842
Anonymous
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>>233841
JUST SAY YES
No.233843
Snes !v68zTeBMI.
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I actually didn't think the song was that great.
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Anonymous
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>>233843
No.233845
Anonymous
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>>233843
........................
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Snes !v68zTeBMI.
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>>233844
>>233845
Freestyle just ain't my jam, man.
No.233847
Anonymous
Replies:>>233851
here is the song for who wanted it
https://soundcloud.com/aivisura/steven-universe-stronger-than-you-feat-estelle


This is Garnet.
Back together.
And I'm never goin' down at the hands of the likes of you, because I'm so much better.
And every part of me is saying, "Go get her."
The two of us ain't gonna follow your rules.
Come at me without any of your fancy tools.
Let's go just me and you.
Let's go just one on two.
Go ahead and try to hit me if you're able.
Can't you see that my relationship is stable?
I can see you hate the way we intermingle.
But I think you're just mad cause you're single.
And you're not gonna stop what we made together.
We're gonna stay like this forever.
If you break us apart, we'll just come back newer.
And we'll always be twice the gem that you are.
I am made
O-o-o-o-of
Lo-o-o-o-ove.
Lo-o-o-o-ove.
Lo-o-o-o-ove.
Lo-o-o-o-ove.
Lo-o-o-o-ove.



Pearl: Okay ship, turn us around.
This is who we are.
This is who I am.
And if you think you can stop me, then you need to think again.
'Cause I am a feeling, and I will never end.
And I won't let you hurt my planet.
And I won't let you hurt my friends.
Go ahead and try to hit me if you're able.
Can't you see that my relationship is stable?
I know you think that I'm not something you're afraid of.
'Cause you think that you've seen what I'm made of.
But I am even more then the two of them.
Everything they care about is what I am.
I am their fury, I am their patience, I am a conversation.
I am made
O-o-o-o-of
Lo-o-o-o-ove.
Lo-o-o-o-ove.
And it's stronger than you.
O-o-o-o-of
L-o-o-o-ove.
L-o-o-o-ove.
And it's stronger than you.
No.233848
thatother1dude !!/PKS88+dMMc
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http://joethejohnston.tumblr.com/post/113474861138/is-garnet-a-fusion-gem
http://colin-howard.tumblr.com/post/113473308995/otp

Well, that's decidedly unambiguous.

>>233836
Judging by her trajectory, she managed to take off to the Great White North!~ Specifically, around Ottawa.
No.233850
Anonymous
Replies:>>233851
>>233848
Adorable couple.
I wonder if Saphire only has one eye.
No.233851
The Sneaky Tiki
>>233850
Chances are very high, though given the headband Ruby could have 3 eyes and Sapphire has none.

>>233847
Awesome.
No.233852
Anonymous
>>233848
Can't unsee Richard Simmons Ruby.
No.233853
The Sneaky Tiki
Replies:>>233854
It appears there are three diamonds in the great diamond authority, Yellow Diamond, Blue Diamond and White Diamond as represented the "three triangle symbol" seen throughout the series and on the floor of the arena during during jailbreak, for the first time colored.
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thatother1dude !!/PKS88+dMMc
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>>233853
No.233855
Anonymous
Oh hey. That was pretty cool.
I screwed it up for myself and saw them in the wrong order so I'm royally pissed off at myself for that but I still dug it.
I guess in the grand scheme of things there really is nothing in this show that isn't relevant in one way or another.

>>233846
Yeah Estelle is a more RnB singer while here they had her singin Sugar's "cute girl with ukelele" style of music only with a post-synthpop arrangement. Its a noteable mismatch but I still liked it.
No.233865
Anonymous
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Who else thinks this is part of a giant robot?
No.233866
The Sneaky Tiki
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>233865
Here is my theory on that, the Gems appear to have allegiances with most non-crystal gems wearing a diamond shaped insignia with a color denoting alliance.

Pearl's space suit for instance had a pink diamond shape, supposedly what she wore during space travel shortly before arriving on earth, my assumption being these alliances have giant ships which are stone statues with individual pieces either created by or owned by the members.

Giant stone statue decorated by gems being their ships, the lighthouse statue base if this is true would be a centuries old and far less advanced which is why it's so small in comparison.

This explains why all three hands of the statue fell off at the same place having originally been detachable, my guess also being that the old ships where literally just stone with the gems stuck in it to pilot it.

Whereas the new ships are constructed thus allowing them to have space to move inside due to size and superior construction.
No.233867
Anonymous
Well now we know why the Garnet Amethyst fusion was so wild. Makes me wonder what a Pearl Garnet fusion would be like though.
No.233869
thatother1dude !!/PKS88+dMMc
If you've been following the show's ending theme (hard given it only airs on digital version and some reruns), you'll have noticed it changed for season 1b and started getting mixed up a lot.

Well for "Jail Break", the season 1a theme came back with a little something extra.

http://artemispanthar.tumblr.com/post/113497256697/download-the-ending-theme-to-jail-break-is
No.233876
thatother1dude !!/PKS88+dMMc
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It's hilarious that anyone ever thought Jasper was a man.
No.233882
Anonymous
if this week was a way to apologize for the crime against humanity that is crossover between steven universe and uncle grandpa, they are forgiven
No.233884
Anonymous
>>233876
ftm isn't out of the question.
nor is male presenting
No.233885
Anonymous
>>233884
The only 'male' gem we know of is Steven. And he's half human.
I'm pretty sure the rest of them are going to be 'female'.
No.233886
Anonymous
>>233885
Shh, you'll wake the SJWs.
No.233887
The Sneaky Tiki
>>233884
Actually both of those are totally out of the question, word of god from Sugar herself, only Steven is a male crystal gem.
No.233892
Anonymous
Replies:>>233894
>>233885
Oh.
Well thats ok then.

I'm not surprised some people would consider Jasper nonbinary tho. I mean, sure, even if she's female-presenting.
No.233894
Anonymous
>>233892
That actually bothers me, tbh. Sugar flat out said that all the gems are what humans would consider female. As soon as one pops up that's strong mclargehuge people act like it's impossible to have buff ladies and that she MUST be a dude.
No.233895
Anonymous
>>233894
Probably because the probability of encountering a buff lady of that stature is about 1% IRL.
No.233896
Anonymous
>>233895
The probability of encountering a buff dude of that stature is also about 1% irl. What does that have to do with anything?
No.233897
Anonymous
>>233884
Seeing as gems don't have a biological sex to begin with, even if they are capable of having nonbinary genders it doesn't necessarily make them trans either. Like, Stevonnie is probably nonbinary, but in a cis way, if that makes any sense. Maybe trans compared to the male and female components, but since they're a hermaphroditic being to begin with their body probably matches their gender identity, which would the definition of cis.

Also, fyi gender presentation =/= gender identity. I personally like to present as what most people consider androgynous or masculine, but I consider myself cis female and it's fucking infuriating when SJWs who already know how I identify seriously try to convince me that I'm actually a deeply closeted, self-hating trans man. Likewise my neutrois friend prefers to present as feminine in public even though they're considering top surgery.

/soapbox
No.233898
Anonymous
>>233895
So? I'm pretty sure Holley Mangold, Carissa Gump, Cheryl Hayworth, and other athletes with similar builds still identify as female.
No.233899
Anonymous
Replies:>>233900
>>233894
Yeah, it's kind of infuriating how hypocritically sexist Tumblr's trans* community can be. For all their talk about promoting tolerance and social justice they sure seem eager to reinforce traditional gender stereotypes, like skirts, pink, and emotionality make you more feminine, even though those traits were historically considered a sign of masculinity in some cultures.
No.233900
Anonymous
Replies:>>233901
>>233899
Shit, didn't realize how harsh I came off. Didn't mean to condemn all of the Tumblr trans* community like that, just the tucutes and all the other windmill crusaders who like to spout off like they're experts on social issues they just recently found out about through the Internet.
No.233901
Anonymous
Replies:>>233902
>>233900
what's the * mean
No.233902
Anonymous
>>233901
Wildcard character. Some people prefer the term transsexual over transgender and vice versa so it's a good compromise. Plus trans can be used as the same prefix for a bunch of other different gender identities. Some people don't like having that symbol there at all though so I don't know if I even should be using it or not.
No.233903
Anonymous
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You nerds ready for best ship?
No.233904
Anonymous
>>233903
I...I-I don't know.
No.233905
Anonymous
>>233903
That's not Pizza Steve/Steven.
No.233906
Anonymous
I'm honestly mindblown by just how much shit this show gets away with, for good (Ruby and Sapphire, Pearl's probable crush on Rose, frank discussions of death, all the naughty jokes) or for worse (some of the sexual jokes/metaphors involving Steven and Connie's relationship are a little creepy IMO, aren't they like 10 or something? also Jasper's rape undertones might have been a little too heavyhanded to the point of bad taste for the kids watching).
No.233909
Anonymous
Replies:>>233913
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this show you guys

this show

literally me when i was goin through a rough bout of depreshuns. friends helped out but boy did i put up a fight
No.233913
thatother1dude !!/PKS88+dMMc
Replies:>>233914
>>233909
The more I think over this episode, the better I realize it is.

Ronaldo thinks he's Peter Parker, apparently.
No.233914
Anonymous
>>233913
Man I feel bad for Ronaldo sometimes as he seems to put up with a lot of shit, but then he opens his mouth and I remember he's kind of a huge selfish jackass himself.
No.233915
Mr. Stone !zWb42fBPMM
Man, I love this show.

Also! I'm now on the fence about whether Garnet or Pearl is best gem.
No.233916
Anonymous
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>>233915
No.233921
Anonymous
Replies:>>233923
>>233915
When Garnet and Pearl finally fuse the question of who is best gem will be over.
No.233923
Anonymous
>>233921
If they can, All Garnet's fusions might be prone to instability due to her fusion state.
No.233932
Anonymous
>>233923
She's basically YO DAWG in a nutshell, except she's legit.
No.233933
Snes !v68zTeBMI.
>>233923
In Coach Steven, Pearl seemed much more optimistic about the stability of her and Garnet's fusion than she was about Sugillte. Could be Pearl overestimating herself, but I think it's just that Sugilite isn't very reliable.
No.233934
Anonymous
Wonder if we'll get some Kamen Rider style hijinks with Stevonnie. They keep fusing to save the day and to get better at it.
No.233935
Anonymous
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so, here we have rose "diamond" quartz fighting with yellow diamond for the earth with garnet and pearl or ruby and saphire highlighted by her side.
But where was white diamond when the war happened?
No.233936
Anonymous
Replies:>>233937
>>233935
Actually, I doubt that's yellow diamond. I personally think that's Bismuth (that gem being held in Rose's bubble in Lion's mane).
No.233937
Anonymous
Replies:>>233938
>>233936
>Bismuth

I thought it was a 80's hat
No.233938
Anonymous
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>>233937
No.233939
Anonymous
Now a another question is when was Lion created by Rose. And what purpose, though seems to be connected in some way to Steven given the items in there. Though what is in the chest?
No.233942
Anonymous
Replies:>>233943
Is it me or does Garnet seem a lot purpler now? Wonder what was holding half of her back.
No.233943
thatother1dude !!/PKS88+dMMc
Replies:>>233944
>>233942
Her outfit changed when she reformed, just like Pearl's did earlier.
No.233944
Anonymous
Replies:>>233945
>>233943
I noticed the outfit, but I'm talking about the overall coloring.
No.233945
thatother1dude !!/PKS88+dMMc
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>>233935
I wonder if that pyramid was made by Gems, or by humans who were around during the war (Greg mentioned that humans actually died in the crossfire) just using a Gem.

>>233944
I thought it was just the lighting on the ship at first, but it seems her skin color also pulled a bit of a blue shift.
No.233946
Anonymous
Replies:>>233951
There is more to Greg than it seems. He's got serious PTSD when dealing with "Magic Gem Stuff" and seems to have first hand knowledge of the Gem War beyond what one would think Rose would impart to him.
No.233951
Anonymous
Replies:>>233953
>>233946

Hm, you could take his "I wasn't there" statement as him lying... which would mean that he's somehow over 5000 years old... Which seems unlikely.
No.233952
DudeWithMoney !SFwR6DnH/Y
Fun thing I noticed: The song Sapphire sings while imprisoned has the same tune as the chorus of Stronger Than You.
No.233953
Anonymous
Replies:>>233956
>>233951
Dunno, he could be First Man and the invading gems experimented on him and turned him into an immortal.
No.233956
Anonymous
Replies:>>233957
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>>233953

Would certainly put his being a Queen fan in a different light (what with Who Wants To Live Forever and all)... Although if he WAS present in the war between the Homeworld Gems and Rose's armies, he'd probably have met her prior to her coming to his concert and stuff.
No.233957
Anonymous
Replies:>>233958
>>233956
Maybe though he knew Amy before Rose started getting close to him. So he knew the gems on some level. Lotta pieces to this puzzle.
No.233958
Anonymous
Replies:>>233959
>>233957

Hm, point. Plus his being a gem-altered human would explain how he and Rose were able to have a kid, what with that usually being biologically impossible (Gems being non-biological beings and all).

Wouldn't his having a Grand Exalted Past kind of conflict with the idea of him being just an every day sort of person who just happened to make a connection with an immortal magical alien though? Like if they suddenly revealed that Lois Lane was actually an Atlantean sorceress who took up journalism due to her getting incredibly bored?
No.233959
Anonymous
>>233958
Not really, he doesn't gain any super abilities or super intelligence. He's just been around a while maybe living on the fringe of the gems perception of him existing.
No.233973
Anonymous
Replies:>>233991
>>233834
I think someone on the staff said that's just Sadie's mom.
No.233974
Anonymous
Replies:>>233976
'Kay so this is probably a really dumb question but if Connie's dad is a beach security guard who moves around a lot and her mom's a doctor then how does she stay employed? Doesn't being a doctor require long-term permanent residency?
No.233976
thatother1dude !!/PKS88+dMMc
>>233974
I wondered that too.

She said "My dad works for a bunch of different beaches, so we're not in the same place long." My best guess is that she didn't mean changing residence, just that her dad's job was why she was at Beach City right then... or something.
No.233986
Anonymous
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I dont know if it is just more greg jung o if it means something, but he does not seem the type of guy who would have weapons, not sure about the rest.
When Pearl said that greg and amethyst used to disappear for days shows that they had an old friendship, and when amethyst said "I had someone who was there for me Until she started hanging out with you" maybe she was talking about Greg.
My theory is that the gem needed human to work in kindergarten but as the human life span was very short, especially compared to the gems there were experiments, not to make them immortal, but to prolong their lives, greg even said "space race" that he would not live forever. And it was this same human who fought in the war.
Kindergarten probably existed during the war and when the home planet gems fled led all gem created there, amethyst least that was still in process and was found by pink to turn off the machine that was creating her, but she already had passed the point, who knows what kind of side effect this may have had. Equanto that Greg was the only or one of the few human survivors of the war, he wandered the world until one day end up in beach city where Rose received he probably already knew who he was.

About Greg and amethyst, and that's only a guess, they probably have a strong link because of kindergarten, do not know what was the state of gem produced there, but maybe they were concientes as they were produced so amethyst has strong feelings by greg.
No.233991
thatother1dude !!/PKS88+dMMc
>>233973
>I think someone on the staff said that's just Sadie's mom.

Yup:

http://raveneesimo.tumblr.com/post/113566810663/hey-raven-was-the-person-sadie-was-next-to-when
No.233992
Anonymous
Greg doesn't use weapons, but he'd keep works of art even they happen to also be weapons.
I think Rose took him globetrotting for a bit, and they both collected a lot.
No.233993
Anonymous
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Well the party is over

http://www.equestriadaily.com/2015/03/steven-universe-site-launching-soon.html
No.233995
Anonymous
>>233993
Ahahahah, fuck you tumblr.
Meh, it's not the first sister site EqD has, they have an anime one for a while.
No.233996
Anonymous
>>233993
As a fan of both My Little Pony and Steven Universe, I can say from the bottom of my heart that that sucks.
No.233997
Anonymous
Replies:>>234003
>>233993
It's funny how tumblr like to make early assumptions of everything.
No.233998
Anonymous
>>233993
>Tumblr being a bunch of babbies
Yeah so what's new. Most of the people who call themselves that are probably being ironic anyway. Goddamn hipsters.
No.233999
Anonymous
>>233993
>those implications that being a cis male of SU and acceptance of nb and queer characters are mutually exclusive
Sheesh. Most of the fullblown "Fedora MRA Brony" types are trolls or joke accounts anyway. Actual MLP fans are still obnoxious as fuck, but it's usually for different reasons.
No.234000
Anonymous
>>233998
The rampant racism and homophobia and misogyny on 4chan started as ironic, too. Then people joined who didn't get that it was ironic, just saw that they were getting attention and approval for being horrible, and started acting that way for real, for the attention. And continued to get rewarded for it. Eventually the irony was gone, and you got a board where /pol/ needed to exist just to release some of the pressure from all the genuinely horrible people who had come to make up a significant portion of 4chan's population.

It's basically an outcropping of poe's law. Not only can you not make a parody that outshines the real thing, but you can't make a parody that won't attract people who genuinely believe the things you're saying you do as a joke. When you make a community specifically for those people, it is inevitably going to fill up with the genuine article. So whether they are posing that way ironically or not....give it six months.
No.234001
Anonymous
>>233993
How popular is Steven Universe with young boys anyway? I remember saying a while back that American media needs more positive male role models who embrace "feminine" things and Steven is shaping up to be just that.
No.234002
Anonymous
Replies:>>234013
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>>233993
I don't even like MLP or its fandom but these people are throwing a tantrum over nothing.
No.234003
Anonymous
>>233997
>>233998
Not that I like the others, but that second one is absolutely rational.
No.234006
Anonymous
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>Catch up on all the Steven Universe episodes
>decide to pop into plus /co/ to see reactions to episodes like Roses Scabbard and Maximum Capcity
>see SNES has terrible opinions as usual
>see anons going "muh gender binary" and "muh sexual relationships"

Fucking /christ/ guys. What an awful thread.
No.234008
Anonymous
>>234006
Yeah we fucking suck sometimes a lot of the time.
No.234009
Anonymous
>>233993
I bet bronies don't even make up that significant a part of the male Steven Universe fandom. It's probably Brozen all over again, just a small group trying to start shit and Tumblr overreacting as usual. But if they keep obsessing like this and giving them all that attention then they'll draw the bronies into this show for real.
No.234010
Anonymous
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>>234006
This is somehow a surprise to you?
No.234013
Anonymous
Replies:>>234015
>>234002
One any whiff of MLP or Tumblr is involved with something /co/ gets all.

//youtube.com/watch?v=DtMV44yoXZ0youtube thumb
No.234015
Anonymous
>>234013
trolls will use it as ammo to derail SU threads from here on in.
No.234020
Anonymous
Replies:>>234022
>>233986
Maybe something Akin to the Wandering Jew Legend or that of Tithonus which has a musical bent to its tale of someone being gifted with eternal life but not eternal youth.
No.234022
Anonymous
Replies:>>234026
>>234020
Greg doesn't seem all that old though. Slovenly, but if he shaved and was a little more physically active he'd look like a reasonable 30 year old.
No.234023
Anonymous
Replies:>>234044
>>234006
how dare we discuss a show

how

dare we
No.234025
Anonymous
>>233986
A big part of Greg's character is that he isn't special or magical and that means he doesn't get to be as big a part of his son's life as he'd like. It wouldn't really fit for him to be secretly immortal and five thousand years old, and I really doubt he'd keep it a secret from Steven after all the stuff they've been through.
No.234026
Anonymous
>>234022

Then it might be that he's actually long lived, a human modified by gem tech of the time to make him a solid worker for however long they thought they would use the planet.
No.234027
Anonymous
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>>233935
Middle figure makes me think Platinum.
No.234028
Anonymous
Replies:>>234030
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So will Bismuth be released, were they one of the first to become corrupted or were they another commander that Rose sealed away.

And will Pearl once again wig out about something Rose didn't tell her.
No.234030
Anonymous
Replies:>>234031
>>234028
Could be someone who was even closer to Rose than the three.
No.234031
Anonymous
Replies:>>234034
>>234030
Maybe Key piece to that pyramid.
No.234032
Anonymous
Oh this is brilliant

https://m.soundcloud.com/katerinu/stronger-than-you-feat-peridot
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Anonymous
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Anonymous
>>234031
Using what's basically the universe equivalent of a Soul Gem as a mere key is kinda iffy.
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Anonymous
Replies:>>234044
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I'm pretty much a 1.5 on the Kinsey scale and I'm usually into pretty manly looking dudes (or really handsome women), but there's something about Pearl that's super attractive and I can't put my finger on it. I... think I'm starting to understand how the waifufags must feel. Oh no. And it's not just because she's flat as a board.
Pointless sage for TMI.
No.234044
Anonymous
>>234023
>how dare we discuss a show

You can discuss the show without acting like a retard

>>234035
>I'm pretty much a 1.5 on the Kinsey scale

Okay, maybe not you guys in particular, but THEORETICALLY it should be possible.
No.234045
Anonymous
Replies:>>234051
I have no idea how the scheduling works on this show but how often are new episodes aired and when does Season 2 begin?
No.234047
Anonymous
Replies:>>234048
Why all the hate for the crossover with Uncle Grandpa? Granted I've never watched it but it's only one episode anyway. This shit used to happen all the time with Cartoon Cartoon bumpers.
No.234048
Anonymous
>>234047
Most SU fans probably just don't like UG. It's pretty much the exact opposite of what they're looking for. And that's really my only concern. The shows are just too different. One can't be glorified without cannibalizing the other.
No.234049
rasputin_zero
Replies:>>234050
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I know it's dumb as hell, but can I just say how head-over-heels in love I am with the "Peridot is a 360 no-scope MLG pro gamer" meme?

Though the "Peridot trying (and failing) to hide in Canada" is a close second.
No.234050
Anonymous
Replies:>>234051
>>234049
>Peridot is a 360 no-scope MLG pro gamer
Explain.
No.234051
thatother1dude !!/PKS88+dMMc
Replies:>>234058
>>234045
>when does Season 2 begin?
It HAS already--Friday's episode was the first season two episode. Although there were three episodes moved from season one to the beginning of season two (this week's episode is one of them) for the sake of last week including the season finale, it seems we'll be heading straight into the rest of season two without any breaks.

>>234050
It's mostly an extension of all those jokes that Peridot's head looks like a dorito and her color scene looks like Mountain Dew.
No.234054
Anonymous
>>234044
You seem to be having troubles in that area yourself.
No.234057
Anonymous
>>234044
Aheh. What's our golden standard? /sug/?
No.234058
Anonymous
>>234051
I wonder what is the distinction of seasons in this case? Is it in terms of plot, schedule, budget, or is it just completely arbitrary?
No.234062
Snes !v68zTeBMI.
>>234006
>see SNES has terrible opinions as usual
I suppose I should resent that remark, but truthfully I just find it hilarious that somebody on here knows me by name.

And trust me, these are just my bad opinions. I know better than to parade my terrible opinions around in public.
No.234063
Anonymous
Replies:>>234078
>>234058
Contract negotiations.
No.234067
Anonymous
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Another canon couple for people to be super supportive of.
No.234068
The Sneaky Tiki
Replies:>>234072
My favorite part is that compared to all other current singular crystal Gem Pearl is basically a giant.
No.234072
Anonymous
>>234068
She is also a walking stick, so I think it evens out.
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thatother1dude !!/PKS88+dMMc
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Pearl's nose is a miracle of the universe.

>>234058
>>234063
It's based on batches of episodes greenlit at once, but with some adjustment for re-ordering:
1a. 1-26: The first 26 episodes greenlit when the show itself got off the ground (fourteen months before the premier).
1b. 27-49: Originally meant to be the next 26 episodes (approved about a week after the series premier), three were moved back to the next season, so it ended up being 23 episodes.
2. 50-104: The 52 episodes greenlit last July plus the three episodes moved from 1b.

The network isn't making these distinction distinctions. We only "know" that "Full Disclosure" is the first episode of season two because that's what one of the writers (Matt Burnett) said.

The staff just seem to be saying the three episodes moved back are part of season two for simplicity and so they can still call "Jail Break" the season finale. The change was pretty last minute, so those three episodes ("Open Book", "Shirt Club", and "Story for Steven") are still set before "Jail Break". However, these episodes were chosen to move because the only continuity error this produces is that Garnet has her pre-"Jail Break" look.

How episodes are packaged in digital sales seems to just be by when a fix number is met--Amazon and iTunes bundle every 26 episodes together (as 13 half-hour episodes) as a season/volume, so "Full Disclosure" and the first three episodes of season two will be included in the "Volume 2/Season 2" grouping ("Full Disclosure" is already in there).
No.234079
Anonymous
>>234078
lewd
No.234088
Anonymous
>>234078
Since this thread is in autosage I can say whatever obscene things I want. I want to lick Pearl's nose.
No.423068
Anonymous
Bump! Wow, it's been a while, hasn't it?