Steven Universe

Discussion in 'Fan Town' started by Wiwaxia, Mar 24, 2015.

  1. swirlingflight

    swirlingflight inane analysis and story spinning is my passion

    Those episodes tho

    1st ep
    Thank you for narrating at us while a newly healed gem is confused, Steven
    Amethyst's long, unimpressed slurping as he keeps trying to Help people (when he knows they don't want it) is good
    Jasper turning with that surprised smile and going "Really?" at fighting is so good
    I love what a fighty asshole she is, she just wants to crush and be crushed
    Some concern that he's glowing pink when angry

    2nd ep
    Pushing them hard out of comfort zones into things where people are moving at velocities in metal objects with possibility of dangerous crashes sounds great, Steven
    The little ice gem who likes screams should befriend Onion, I think they have things in common
    Amethyst having better insight into gem rates of change and figuring themselves out makes sense
    Like she has experience with this, knows what she's doing
    I appreciate her continuing to give him that look
    "Can you help me unhelp the people I helped"
    And then Smokey proceeds to impulse "help" wreck things and have to fix the helping
    Their attempts to help and fix the help are getting layered
    Slow mo = selfie time, as you do, that's important priorities (not sarcastic, I love that trope)
    " ... and that's okay."
    A valuable takeaway

    3rd ep
    I'm concerned that that was the face he wanted to see
    That expression seemed nauseous and a little horrified, not happy surprise
    And now the previews make sense, it being the freed Rose Quartzsz - all the trailers were intentionally ominous
    Amethyst's face in the line when she sees who he's with, tho
    Greg "NOPE" Universe
    Pearl and Garnet noping out more quietly is so much more healthy than Steven overcompensating and lying about his discomfort
    The curly haired Rose, who looks the most like her, seems to get what's going on the best
    And that's a cute resolution. A healthy apology, acknowledging repeatedly that it's not their fault and he should've been more forthright about the discomfort
    It's a good moment of, by not saying your truth, you leave room for others' fears to flourish
    And realizing they're more like siblings - all connected by being made by her - leaves room for connecting... eventually. With better perspective

    4th ep
    Alarming that healing didn't fix the problem
    The pink glowing is really coming on a lot, thanks for waking something up, Jasper
    "Did you come to compete" [again]
    Pearl I love your pointed barbed comments but boy howdy can I hear the weight of history dripping off that comment
    ...Interesting that Pearl thinks it was White Diamond, but Pink Pearl knows it was Pink Diamond. Nobody bothered to mention it
    And damn, Pink Pearl moves with some of the same body language as Spinel
    Pearl still doing this jittery simultaneous thing of trying to put the past behind her and be proud of who and what she is, but tripping over reminders of what she wasn't but wanted
    "And that set her off"
    Aw man
    The first set of visual memories Steven got trickled in was of Pink snarling and punching a window, wasn't it?
    And, the timing of things...
    Over 5k, the big battle with that ruined rose-filled battlefield
    A little over 6k, Spinel left beind in garden.
    Something like 8k, White Diamond took control of damaged Pink Pearl.
    Didn't catch when the injury was... but at least 8k.
    It seems like Pink Diamond raged over not being treated as an adult, her power splashing out and severely damaging Pink Pearl... and compensated hard with self-control, and secrecy
    Unclear is whether the others locked her in her room BEFORE her power started lashing out to express things more emphatically, or AFTER in a get a hold of yourself way
    But that tangle of hurt by her family and hurting others is part of the core of Pink|Rose
    The Pearls fusion is a delight
    Immediate Utena impression, especially in light of a whole abused people hurting others while they're still clambering for approval and control theme
    And the silhouettes with the red light underlined it
    ...Hindsight, seemed like Pink was biting her tongue dealing with Spinel the last few interactions. I wonder if the impression is supposed to be, stay here so I don't hurt you too
    Like, it seems like Pink whiplashed from one way of trying to minimize hurting people to another, with an urgency that's gotta be from knowing she's hurt people before
    Something about that bluescreen on Rose's face with Greg in the fusion flashback, on "I'm... not... a real person"
    Something White said about what piece of herself Pink was/reflected
    Healing and breaking
    Breaking and healing, those are such linked concepts. Roses and thorns, too.

    And, more lightly,
    on seeing Roses:


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  2. Penumbra

    Penumbra hiding under cloth

    does anyone have any links?
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  3. swirlingflight

    swirlingflight inane analysis and story spinning is my passion

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  4. GlassesBlu

    GlassesBlu I'm a Greg Coded Tom Girl

    tumblr_44d920b2bd838043f3f520c51cc38773_4b61be2b_1280.png ch..... chillhop beats to study to
    Put whatever you want on the paper
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  5. Steven Universe is unrealistic because Greg plays a positive and supportive role in Steven's life.
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  6. PotteryWalrus

    PotteryWalrus halfway hideous and halfway sweet

    Do we know anything about next eps yet?
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  7. Acey

    Acey optimism and bad vision

    They come out on Saturday! There were some last Saturday too.
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  8. Alexand

    Alexand Rhymes with &

    We do also know the episode descriptions! In case you don't want to spoil yourself on them, they're under the cut:

    • "Snow Day": Steven and the Crystal Gems get a chance to catch up when they're all snowed in together.
    • "Why So Blue?": Steven has heard rumors of a pair of Gems that are still destroying worlds. If he can't stop them, maybe Lapis can.
    In other words: LAZULORE

    Also I love the description for "Snow Day" because the way people react to it really demonstrates that there are Two Types of People. About half of everyone I see online is expecting it to be a comfy snow day episode (along the same lines as Winter Forecast, maybe?), and the other half are expecting Drama and Tears
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  9. Look, after the episode where “Steven helps Pearl find her phone”, I have no reason to trust these people.
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  10. YggiDee

    YggiDee Well-Known Member

    Yeah, the comedy episodes in SU are things like 'Rising Tides/Crashing Skies' , 'Hit The Diamond', and 'Kindergarten Kid' and the dramatic episodes trick you with 'Lion 3: Straight to Video' and 'Catch and Release'.
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  11. aetherGeologist

    aetherGeologist Well-Known Member

    It's going to be comfy just because we've all been primed for maximum drama. The crewniverse know what they're doing.
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  12. Helen of Boy

    Helen of Boy Hugcrafter Pursuivant

    My money's on both. Cozy drama! Warm tears!
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  13. leitstern

    leitstern 6756 Shatter Every Sword Break Down Every Door

    Hit the Diamond was an episode of Shakespearian drama and pathos, you swine
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  14. Acey

    Acey optimism and bad vision

    hit the diamond is legitimately and unironically one of the best episodes
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  15. KarrinBlue

    KarrinBlue Magical Girl Intern

    Honestly, I will be very surprised if the Crewniverse brings in any major new drama - stuff that can be resolved inside an episode, yeah, but the Future episodes are a big denouement, resolving what's been left hanging, not introducing much new.
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  16. Helen of Boy

    Helen of Boy Hugcrafter Pursuivant

    I mean... aside from the Super Saiyan stuff, at least? But even then, no new drama doesn't mean no drama, there's plenty left to explore.
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  17. KarrinBlue

    KarrinBlue Magical Girl Intern

    I didn't say there wouldn't be! Just that any new earth shattering plot twists are... pretty unlikely.
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  18. GlassesBlu

    GlassesBlu I'm a Greg Coded Tom Girl

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  19. GlassesBlu

    GlassesBlu I'm a Greg Coded Tom Girl

  20. gemini28

    gemini28 Don't Do A Hit

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