Yes! After I don’t want to count how many Jewel Packs, Jewlie came home! My second MR Jewel. This is the only black colored Jewel so far I believe.
Today I tried out both of these Jewels in the arcade, and the Jewlie one is undeniably better. Probably the best Jewel I have!
The Dressing Pafe+Nino Jewel is a coord bonus Jewel. It adds 800 to your coord score.
The Jewlie Jewel is a character Jewel, but it’s not like other character Jewels. Usually level 60 character Jewels (like most Kami Jewels) give an 800 base bonus which is bumped to 1100 if you use the designated character. But with this one it doesn’t matter if you’re using Jewlie or not (ahah you literally can’t anyway) it gives you the full 1100 bonus even with a MyChara.
This means, with Hikari now a Kami Idol and with this Jewel…
I CAN FINALLY USE NIGHTLIGHT IN THE GRANDPRIX WITHOUT SACRIFICING POINTS!!! YEAH!!
Imagine Mama Jack vs the bake sale, if you like the 'lads as kids' idea some do. Where she's trying so damn hard to make cookies for the lad's school thing but shit keeps happening (like Ryan eating half them, Fakehaus interruptions leading to a loss of a dozen to James, and at least one shootout) that eventually she just shows up with a couple of boxes of store bought cookies.
Oh my god!! Imagine Geoff going “Look, I’ll make brownies if you want…” And she’s like “NO, you don’t understand. I will make these goddamn cookies. So get the fuck out of my kitchen.” And Geoff’s like “But it’s mine…” And she points and he like leaves because nobody messes with Jack when she’s determined.
And she arms herself with a spatula after Ryan (and James) finishes off one more batch and every time someone appears in her kitchen she chases them out swinging her spatula.
And there’s probably this other mom, like a PTA mom named Debra, whose macaroons are always, always, always the talk of the bake sale, and Jack just wants to shove her face into the damn pan and prove that Debra is not even that great to begin with…
You don’t realize how much I love this. This is fantastic. Thank you so much :)
G: Do you write your story from start to finish,
or do you write the scenes out of order? Hmm, I’d have to say out of order. Sometimes I’ll build a story around a scene I have in mind, like in the very first terrible rhink fic I wrote. The whole story came after watching the Swedish Fishing video and wondering what would happen if they’d actually kissed while playing. Other times, like in Across the Street, the story comes out in disjointed bits, and my job is to figure out how to fit those pieces together.
L: How many times do you usually revise your
fic/chapter before posting? 2-3 times maybe? I’m not a perfectionist when it comes to writing. I get tired of looking at the same words again and want to know what someone thinks of those words beside myself. It’s a bad habit of mine. There have been many times that I’ve posted a fic and later wished that I’d forced myself to spend more time revising it.
N: Is there a fic you wish someone else would
write (or finish) for you? GOOD GOSH YES SOMEONE WRITE MY CURRENT FIC FOR ME. lol, actually I’ve had this idea for time travel rhink simmering for a super long time, as @pringlesaremydivision can attest. It was supposed to be a hard-hitting serial full of love and angst and humor and life lessons and R|andl sleeping with their college selves but I don’t have the writing skills to make that work. So the scraps of that story are sitting in Google docs, waiting until I learn how to actually put the words together properly.
T: Any fandom tropes you can’t stand? Hmm…I don’t prefer rhink fics where one of them commits suicide (or dies for any reason), or stereotypical representations of Christianity. Not that there’s anything wrong with them, I just find those fics a tad bit triggering thanks to my own life experiences.
I decided to draw this thing based off of a bigger idea I had when the PPG reboot started using memes (so like… right from the beginning). Kids HATE memes/fads when adults or corporations who have no clue what they’re doing or why it was supposed to be cool or funny in the first place use them. ‘Cause then they just suck out your life essence and make you wanna die. So… clearly they should be used as a tool of evil! To destroy children! And what better lame-o to use a tool like that than THIS chimpy lame-o!
Most of us guessed that Navy would end up betraying everyone by the end of the episode.
I don’t think most of us expected that having her go from this:
would be really good for Lapis’ mental health.
And despite certain people’s fears about certain story boarders… this was actually very much in character for her. I think it’s pretty safe to assume that Lapis has always been cynical, even in her pre mirror days. After she escaped she went from cynical to detached and apathetic. Not an unexpected defense mechanism for someone who was trapped in an inanimate object for 6,000 years. But she has made progress. She trusts Steven and Peridot. Enough not only to express her concerns, but to essentially make a confession.
Life on Earth is really confusing. It took me a long time to get use to it. I’m still getting use to it.
Given everything that’s happened to her on Earth, it’s only natural that she’s having a hard time adjusting. But she’s just confessed her biggest insecurity: she knows she’s having a hard time dealing with what she’s been through, while having to get use to to living a normal life on the planet where her greatest traumas happened. Before the rebellion she would have done her job and left for the next planet, Earth having been a distant memory by this time. But now she can never leave. Earth has to become home.
She wants to move on, but feels guilty about how difficult actually doing that is.
So here comes this I-Insta-Love-All-Things-Earth ruby, who seems freakishly well adjusted from the moment she crashes face first into the planet. Never mind that she was lied to not once, but twice, by the crystal gems. Never mind that she was blasted out into space and abandoned while they stole her ship. All is instantly forgiven and she just wants to be a part of their happy family.
Worse yet? The people Lapis cares most about just buy it. They go right along with it as though Navy’s behavior is perfectly normal. It took time for Lapis to even begin to be okay with the idea of living in Earth and forgiving the crystal gems- she’s still working on it, and it’s painful. She’s worked so hard for every inch of progress she’s made, and here’s someone who’s seemingly able to move on the same day they got to Earth.
I just don’t get it. Why is it so easy for her when it was so hard for me?
So when the perfectly well adjusted Navy turned out to be a gleeful sociopath gleefully hell bent on revenge, everything fell into place.
Navy’s sudden but inevitable betrayal was the best thing to happen for Lapis’ mental health to date.
So what’s the take away from this? 1) People react differently to trauma. 2) Just because someone seems well adjusted doesn’t mean they are. 3) It’s okay to take a long time to heal from your traumas. It’s okay for it to be a constant work in progress. It’s okay not to be okay.
And at the end of the day, that realization can almost feel like happiness.
Okay so imagine. A 2A Sapphire trying really hard to tell a joke and she's just completely flopping, can't remember how it goes, oh god help her But Ruby is doing the 1D thing really hard to try to make her feel better like HOLY SHIT THAT'S HILARIOUS