Look, I’ve been meaning to drawing them fighting for ages so here we are! I’ll try and get to some of those other suggestions later! Like, wouldn’t a fight scene between them be amazing!!!
I don’t know if people have been able to feel but I haven’t been feeling very satisfied with my art recently, but this, this felt goooooood. I love drawing action scenes, just as much as I love fluff. I should do it more often.
I’m disgusted with events that took place over the last 12 hours or so on Twitter, and I’m even more disgusted that this is a thing that happens repetitiously. So, here is a list of basic etiquette for meeting DnP in public. Honestly all of this is common sense, but apparently some people need to be reminded of it:
(Once you have read this, you have absolutely no excuses for your actions should you ever meet them (not that you had any excuses to begin with) and shall have 100% responsibility for your actions.)
(Also, these rules apply to any stars/celebrities/humans in general that you may encounter and apply in any location or scenario.)
DON’T take videos or photos of them without their consent, full stop. It’s a breach of their privacy, which goes against their fundamental human rights and is therefore illegal in almost all countries around the world, countries like Australia and the UK included…
…and if you do, DO delete it/them, especially if they ask you to. Again, it’s illegal and just morally wrong to take/keep/post non-consensual footage of them.
DON’T follow them or stalk them. It’s common sense and is for the same reasons as I listed above (it’s illegal), so if I get anyone questioning why, I will be really disgusted and disappointed.
DO go to meetups if you want selfies and if you want to meet them. The very reason meetups exist is so that you can meet your favourite stars in a consensual and relaxed environment, so take advantage of that rather than springing a trap on them outside of said consensual environments.
DO remember that DnP are no more or less human than us. I’ve seen people using the argument that they’re celebrities and that they should expect to be followed and whatnot, but they have the right to privacy as much as any of us and can feel frustration as much as any of us, so treat them like you’d treat any normal member of the public.
DO remember to distinguish between running into them coincidentally and deliberately tracking or following them. Running into them coincidentally is something you didn’t expect or intend to happen, therefore not your fault. Following or tracking them is 100% a conscious action so you are expect to take full responsibility for whatever may happen.
DON’T use “Oh but it’s a public area” as an excuse for following them. I’ve seen and argued with so many people who have used that excuse, but it doesn’t make following them any less morally or legally corrupt. Just because it may be deemed a public area doesn’t mean they’re always willing to interact with any people in it in a public manner. They are in public for the sake of sorting out shit for their own personal lives, it’s not an automatic invitation for anyone and everyone to follow them. Besides, Dan specifically said in a liveshow not to follow them in airports, so listen to them when they say that and assume the same request applies for any other public area.
DON’T think that they’re okay with being followed just because they offer to take selfies or whatever or because they don’t call you out on following them. I do wish DnP had more backbone regarding this, but the only reason they may agree to interacting with you is because they’re very selfless men who put their viewers wants (wants, not needs, because meeting them is not a necessity in life) before their own, however that doesn’t mean they’re comfortable doing it. Don’t take advantage of that selflessness.
DON’T remain under the impression that they live to serve us. They are under no obligation to do anything for us, not even on the internet, and it’s only because they’re good and admittedly-over-generous people that they do so in the first place. Just because they’re entertainers online sometimes doesn’t mean they’re idols to be objectified and dehumanised all the time, everywhere. They have their own lives and personal needs, exactly the same as we do.
DON’T be surprised if you receive backlash for doing things like what those people did today, you deserve every nasty tweet, post and DM you receive (unless you receive death threats or anything like that, which is never okay).
DON’T feel you have the right to defend yourself if you receive backlash, because you honestly don’t.
One final thought: you ever think about why celebrities imply or say that they want to live a ‘normal’ life? It’s because of stalkers and followers like the ones today, people who completely dehumanise them and put them on a pedestal where they’re expected to stay and be leered at 24/7. It’s not fair to enforce this on fellow human beings, especially with human beings as gracious and patient with us as DnP are. You don’t deserve to be called a ‘fan’ if you can’t love and value and respect them properly.
you guys realize Steven is half human and half Gem, so not every episode is going to be a Gem plot filled thing? That would be exhausting. Like we are on season 4 and it still feels like people are missing the fundamental nature of the show. Also what are your qualifications for what makes filler? Like, Mr Greg wasn’t relevant to the main plotline, but I sure as hell wouldn’t call it filler?
I used to watch SU just for the Gem-centric episodes, but over time learned to appreciate the human-centric eps as well. The inclusion of episodes that center around Beach city citizens is woven into the fabric of the show. The whole point and the thing that makes it different is that it shows ALL of Steven–the Steven who is thrust into this huge intergalactic conflict he doesn’t fully understand, yeah, but also the Steven who is just a kid growing up. That’s the point. That’s why he’s half human. If you want 100% action and major reveals all the time, there’s plenty of shows that are like that that you may enjoy, but Steven Universe might not be for you.
Have you ever met one of those big dogs that think they can fit on your lap? Well Prescilla is a small dog that thinks she can do big dog things. (Also note how she is taking partial credit for carrying the dog despite her obvious lack of being helpful). I guess the moral is don’t date Prescilla she’s too much.
one of the most irritating things i see a lot re: kavinsky is the constant refrain “ronan didn’t owe kavinsky anything”
now i one hundred percent agree with this, ronan doesn’t owe kavinsky anything. ronan is not kavinsky’s caretaker. ronan doesn’t owe anyone basic human decency or his time or his attention.
that being said, i feel like a lot of people who use that refrain fail to acknowledge ronan’s dick moves. ronan lynch is an asshole. i’m not saying this to upset anyone, he’s kind of a dick and he’s a flawed character. that’s okay. what’s not okay is when his mistreatment of other characters is dismissed because of this. ronan doesn’t owe kavinsky anything but if he couldn’t muster up the smallest amount of sympathy or basic human decency for kavinsky, he’s not the Soft and Kind boy you all make him out to be, not when his very visible edges have cut people. ronan essentially used kavinsky for learning how to dream and dropped him the minute, the minute, he manifested the camero. he got in the car, told kavinsky who had spent all this time teaching him to essentially fuck off and drove off. that? A Dick Move. ronan learnt everything he could from kavinsky and then told him there was no chance that they were ever going to be friends.
and honestly this isn’t just regarding kavinsky either because ronan treats declan the same way, like absolute shit, even when declan goes out of his way to take care of ronan
ronan doesn’t owe kavinsky anything but his actions also have consequences that he’s not held accountable for. ur always stringing up kavinsky like “why dont kavinsky stans see kavinskys faults” but suddenly yall cant read when people point out that ronan and the gangsey were absolute trashbags to kavinsky and im tired of it. yeah ronan didnt owe kavinsky anything but he should have given kavinsky an explanation after blatantly using him as a means to his own ends (which i repeat!!! a dick move!!) and then told him to stop dreaming bc ronan said so. yeah ronan didnt owe kavinsky anything but just because you dont owe someone basic human decency doesn’t mean you shouldnt give it to them
I cant believe how emotional I'm getting over a fucking handhold. I just watched that scene again from 3x16 and I'm a mess??!?! They just held hands and I'm irl crying. A FLIPPING HANDHOLD ?? WHY AM I LIKE THIS? I LOVE BELLARKE SO MUCH WHEN I WILL I BE FREE FROM THEM! I wish I could stop shipping them so my emotional stability can return from the war