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anonymous asked:

Could you please do an analysis of Steven's main character flaws?

I can try, I guess?

Steven’s hitting a point where he’s gotten… meddlesome. After a large portion of the show where his greatest feature is how he brings people together and helps everyone figure out their problems, he’s now having a little trouble with the realization that he doesn’t always know best, and his attempts to help are not always wanted. We see it in Sadie’s Song and The New Lars, where he assumes his standards and desires are the same as everyone else’s, and ends up making them stressed and miserable trying to deal with his imposed standard. We see its more malicious side in Bubbled, where his assumptions of what Eyeball needs to warm up to him results in nearly getting murdered.

I think a lot about Message Received, and how he almost learned the lesson that Not Everyone Wants To Be Saved. However, Peridot immediately overturned that lesson before it had the chance to sink in, and Steven went back to thinking everyone can be helped. Instead of that slow buildup and realization to a truth with Peridot, Steven now is learning through painful crash courses via Bismuth, Jasper, and Eyeball.

It all stems from a kind and caring place, of course. And when you have it in your head that you want so badly to fix everyone’s problems, it becomes harder to focus on your own. I don’t think I need to belabor the point with Mindful Education, since it’s pretty painfully clear: the kid puts everyone’s stress before his own, sees their struggles as more important and more worth worrying about, and as a result isn’t dealing with his very real and very frightening trauma. He’s becoming scared to rock the boat for his own sake, and puts others’ freedoms and revelations first.

It’s a distressing conflict: he assumes that what he likes and wants and sees as freedom is the same for everyone else, but at the same time he’s putting himself second. As he’s starting to learn the former better, it may lead to even bigger problems with the latter.

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crookedlyhopefulcheesecake  asked:

How come Eric's parents won't talk about him

Well because Wayne and Kathy have never gone public since the massacre this is all my opinion based on my knowledge of the case. I believe they won’t talk about him because they knew Eric was troubled. They are said to have found a pipe bomb he made which is a giant red flag. Wayne (his dad) also kept a journal of all of the things Eric did and attempted to help him work through his problems. The Brooks Brown incident was recorded in his journal which noted Eric was being little bully. The day of the massacre when the police went to search Erics room Kathy tried to stop them from entering. I think that they knew there was something wrong with Eric and that he was capable of violence. He had a anger problems he couldn’t keep under control.I think they haven’t talked because they were ashamed of what Eric had become, I say this because they didn’t handle his body after the massacre showing me that they had written him off completly. If Wayne and Kathy gave an interview it would just end in a lot of blame being put on them. It wouldn’t benefit them they would just end up back in the spotlight and it would reopen the past and things they aren’t willing to face publicly. I hope that answers your question!

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