DelMarVa

audiokinesis replied to your post “Maryland has only given the world 3 good things: crabs, roy rogers…”

steven universe is set near delaware you fake marylander

steven universe is set in delmarva and “The Delmarva Peninsula or simply Delmarva is a large peninsula on the East Coast of the United States, occupied by most of Delaware and portions of Maryland and Virginia”

so its partially maryland PLUS rebecca sugar is from maryland checkmate sjws

You know what I realized? Beach City is set in Delmarva, which while not an actual state, it IS an actual area where I lived for many years. Now there are many potential “Beach City” towns along the coast but consider this: Beach City is actually Rehoboth Beach.

Why?

It’s like the actual town from what I’ve seen (less an actual city than a place where people just hang out) and most importantly, in Delmarva, it is considered the “gay beach.” Even when queer people weren’t so accepted, it was always chill if you were in Rehoboth Beach.

I rest my case.

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A Guide to U.S. Route 13 - Pennsylvania through the Delmarva Peninsula

“U.S. 13, the most direct route between Philadelphia, Pa., and Norfolk, Va., traverses Delaware from end to end, passing through as industrial and suburban section of hilly and rocky country north of Wilmington, through gently rolling farmland in the middle of the State, and through the nearly flat, sandy, pine-wooded and truck-raising expanse of Lower Delaware lying in the Coastal Plain.  The Delaware section of U.S. 13 runs more than one-half the length of the so-called Delmarva Peninsula, the low-lying and water-bound region east of Chesapeake Bay that contains the State of Delaware, the Eastern Shores of Maryland and Virginia.”  – Delaware: A Guide to the First State (WPA, 1955)

Almost twenty years ago I attended university on the Eastern Shore of Maryland, and lived just off of U.S. 13.  I can recall quite clearly road trips down into Virginia and up into Delaware during my time in Delmarva and thinking how much the scenery seemed stuck in time.   Turns out not much has changed since I graduated and moved west to Baltimore.  Time has continued to be unkind to the people and infrastructure along that stretch of road.  Modernization only crops up in small patches of strip malls and it seems most people are struggling to make ends meet.  The remains of a more vibrant economy still remain in the forms of crumbling 1950’s style service stations and motels along with dilapidated farmhouses; no doubt the severe contraction of America’s middle class has left an indelible mark across the expanse of land along Route 13 from Philly down to Norfolk.

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Some interesting similarities here! Cape Henlopen is a peninsula in Delaware about the right shape and size to hold beach city, although it does lack the mountain. However I assume that the mountain was probably a magic thing anyway. If you don’t know where Cape Henlopen is, it is pretty close to Rehoboth Beach, which was apparently a part of Rebecca Sugar’s inspiration for Funland Arcade.

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Slower Lower from THE WILD LYFE

So the whole Peridot in Canada thing aside, is anyone going to talk about the obvious thing here. 

As in, the East Coast. 

It was stated earlier by Rebecca Sugar herself that a state known as Delmarva exists within the shows timeline, meaning that a large geographic change must have occurred at one point or another due to the presence of the Gems, or the war. This bring a lot of thing in to question, How long ago was the war? What true impact had it had on the Earth? How did it effect Earth’s natural history in such a manner to allow human development to continue into a modern era? And even then, this boast may other possibilities of the Gems’ acceptance by other humans outside of Beach City. Really, I see this all culminating as the show progresses and evolves as the plot diversifies, but if anything is clear, it’s that there’s still so much we don’t know. Of course, we’re all aware of that.