bad evil guy

For those [ Daewhi edition ]

For those who are saying Daewhi is mean to the team who had mostly F groups

its evil editing moves
Mnet focused on Daewhi when he said his insults but the editing team made sure the next line “wasn’t that too mean?” was softened out also keep in mind that the lines were taken out of context it was filmed mid conversation While choosing which team to pick for as the opponent, he was like “we should pick the team(the one with most fs), there must be a reason why they are left”(something along those lines, and also before he said that there were trainees practically saying the same thing just not directly). It seems like he said those words without any thoughts(the heechul type) and then felt bad and said (from the subbed part) “wasnt that too mean”. In which samuel said “its because we needed to survive” So Mnet editing. *sigh*. So when i said everyone was practically like that to them everyone wanted to pick them as their opponent because they seemed like the easiest one. The team everyone is confident that they can defeat. I bet you my fingers the kid didnt mean anything too deep when he said that


For those who are saying he is not humble; let’s see he admits he is the prettiest of them all, he has a rival [ if you really are arrogant you would think you are the best of the best and theres no such thing as rival ], he credited the other brand new music contestant when he was asked who made the song when he could have taken all the glory


For those saying he is desperate to win; ofc he want to do everything to win he is in a hip hop company who has never released a boy band this might be his chance to prove he can reassure the company’s reputation safe


For those saying hr plagiarize Hard Carry when what was so called copied was a fast and tough bass and electro intruments which is quite popular with the music industry as an agase I look the similarities and what I found was Hollywood was in the heavier side in terms of bass and electro instrument the most I can acclaimed is that it might be a inspired song [ trust me I was madden by it at first before I look up the difference and similarities ] + [ if it was really plagiarized JYP would have taken actions already ]


 For those who are saying he’s ugly; well that’s your opinion but please visuals are not everything and please focus on your bias rather than spread negativity in someone else bias


 For those who are saying he is talentless; keep in mind this 17yr old boy is an A level and is already a composer and lyricist he has one of the cleanest performance in the second evaluation


 For those who “Daewhi didn’t deserve being the center so now I will hate on him”; It was voted by the contestant.  it’s quite hard for a trainee who is not in the big 3 company and who is also an experiment of a hip hop entertainment to manipulate or rig a huge show like this


Lastly to those who are saying he is greedy for wanting more; its a damn competition everyone would want more no matter what they would always want to guarantee success especially trainees like Daewhi who is part of a company who doesnt do boy bands  

Top Misconceptions People Have about Pulp-Era Science Fiction

A lot of people I run into have all kinds of misconceptions about what pulp-era scifi, from the 1920s-1950s, was actually like. 


“Pulp-Era Science Fiction was about optimistic futures.”

Optimistic futures were always, always vastly outnumbered by end of the world stories with mutants, Frankenstein creations that turn against us, murderous robot rebellions, terrifying alien invasions, and atomic horror. People don’t change. Then as now, we were more interested in hearing about how it could all go wrong. 

To quote H.L. Gold, editor of Galaxy Science Fiction, in 1952: 

“Over 90% of stories submitted to Galaxy Science Fiction still nag away at atomic, hydrogen and bacteriological war, the post atomic world, reversion to barbarism, mutant children killed because they have only ten toes and fingers instead of twelve….the temptation is strong to write, ‘look, fellers, the end isn’t here yet.’”

The movie Tomorrowland is a particulary egregious example of this tremendous misconception (and I can’t believe Brad Bird passed on making Force Awakens to make a movie that was 90 minutes of driving through the Florida swamps). In reality, pre-1960s scifi novels trafficked in dread, dystopian futures, and fear. There was simply never a time when optimistic scifi was overrepresented, even the boyish Jules Verne became skeptical of the possibilities of technology all the way at the turn of the century. One of the most famous pulp scifi yarns was Jack Williamson’s The Humanoids, about a race of Borg-like robots who so totally micromanage humans “for our own protection” that they leave us with nothing to do but wait “with folded hands.”


“Pulp scifi often featured muscular, large-chinned, womanizing main characters.”

Here’s the image often used in parodies of pulp scifi: the main character is a big-chinned, ultra-muscular dope in tights who is a compulsive womanizer and talks like Adam West in Batman. Whenever I see this, I think to myself…what exactly is it they’re making fun of?

It’s more normal than you think to find parodies of things that never actually existed. Mystery buffs and historians, for example, can’t find a single straight example of “the Butler did it.” It’s a thing people think is a thing that was never a thing, and another example would be the idea of the “silent film villain” in a mustache and top hat (which there are no straight examples of, either). There are no non-parody examples of Superman changing in a phone booth; he just never did this.

In reality, my favorite description of pulp mag era science fiction heroes is that they are “wisecracking Anglo-Saxon engineers addicted to alcohol and tobacco who like nothing better than to explain things to others that they already know.” The average pulp scifi hero had speech patterns best described as “Mid-Century American Wiseass” than like Adam West or the Lone Ranger. 

The nearest the Spaceman Spiff stereotype came to hitting the mark was with the magazine heroes of the Lensmen and Captain Future, and they’re both nowhere near close. Captain Future was a muscular hero with a chin, but he also had a Captain Picard level desire to use diplomacy first, and believed that most encounters with aliens were only hostile due to misunderstandings and lack of communication (and the story makes him right). He also didn’t seem interested in women, mostly because he had better things to do for the solar system and didn’t have the time for love. The Lensmen, on the other hand, had a ruthless, bloodthirsty streak, and were very much like the “murder machine” Brock Sampson (an attitude somewhat justified by the stakes in their struggle). 


“Pulp Era Scifi were mainly action/adventure stories with good vs. evil.” 

This is a half-truth, since, like so much other genre fiction, scifi has always been sugared up with fight scenes and chases. And there was a period, early in the century, when most scifi followed the Edgar Rice Burroughs model and were basically just Westerns or swashbucklers with different props, ray guns instead of six-shooters. But the key thing to remember is how weird so much of this scifi was, and that science fiction, starting in the mid-1930s, eventually became something other than just adventure stories with different trappings. 

One of my favorite examples of this is A. Bertram Chandler’s story, “Giant-Killer.” The story is about rats on a starship who acquire intelligence due to proximity to the star drive’s radiation, and who set about killing the human crew one by one. Another great example is Eando Binder’s Adam Link stories, told from the point of view of a robot who is held responsible for the death of his creator.

What’s more, one of the best writers to come out of this era is best known for never having truly evil bad guys: Isaac Asimov. His “Caves of Steel,” published in 1953, had no true villains. The Spacers, who we assumed were snobs, only isolated themselves because they had no immunities to the germs of earth.


“Racism was endemic to the pulps.”

It is absolutely true that the pulps reflected the unconscious views of society as a whole at the time, but as typical of history, the reality was usually much more complex than our mental image of the era. For instance, overt racism was usually shown as villainous: in most exploration magazines like Adventure, you can typically play “spot the evil asshole we’re not supposed to like” by seeing who calls the people of India “dirty monkeys” (as in Harold Lamb). 

Street & Smith, the largest of all of the pulp publishers, had a standing rule in the 1920s-1930s to never to use villains who were ethnic minorities because of the fear of spreading race hate by negative portrayals. In fact, in one known case, the villain of Resurrection Day was going to be a Japanese General, but the publisher demanded a revision and he was changed to an American criminal. Try to imagine if a modern-day TV network made a rule that minority groups were not to be depicted as gang bangers or drug dealers, for fear that this would create prejudice when people interact with minority groups in everyday life, and you can see how revolutionary this policy was. It’s a mistake to call this era very enlightened, but it’s also a mistake to say everyone born before 1970 was evil.


“Pulp scifi writers in the early days were indifferent to scientific reality and played fast and loose with science.”

 FALSE.

 This is, by an order of magnitude, the most false item on this list.

In fact, you might say that early science fiction fandom were obsessed with scientific accuracy to the point it was borderline anal retentive. Nearly every single one of the lettercols in Astounding Science Fiction were nitpickers fussing about scientific details. In fact, modern scifi fandom’s grudging tolerance for storytelling necessities like sound in space at the movies, or novels that use “hyperspace” are actually something of a step down from what the culture around scifi was in the 1920s-1950s. Part of it was due to the fact that organized scifi fandom came out of science clubs; Hugo Gernsback created the first scifi pulp magazine as a way to sell electronics and radio equipment to hobbyists, and the “First Fandom” of the 1930s were science enthusiasts who talked science first and the fiction that speculated about it second.

In retrospect, a lot of it was just plain obvious insecurity: in a new medium considered “kid’s stuff,” they wanted to show scifi was plausible, relevant, and something different from “fairy tales.” It’s the same insecure mentality that leads video gamers to repeatedly ask if games are art. You’ve got nothing to prove there, guys, calm down (and take it from a pulp scifi aficionado, the most interesting things are always done in the period when a medium is considered disposable trash). 

One of the best examples was the famous Howard P. Lovecraft, who published “The Shadow out of Time” in the 1936 issue of Astounding. Even though it might be the only thing from that issue that is even remotely reprinted today, the letters page from this issue practically rose up in revolt against this story as not being based on accurate science. Lovecraft was never published in Astounding ever again.

If you ever wanted to find out what Star Wars would be like if they were bigger hardasses about scientific plausibility, check out E.E. Smith’s Lensman series. People expect a big, bold, brassy space opera series with heroes and villains to play fast and loose, but it was shockingly scientifically grounded.

To be fair, science fiction was not a monolith on this. One of the earliest division in science fiction was between the Astounding Science Fiction writers based in New York, who often had engineering and scientific backgrounds and had left-wing (in some cases, literally Communist) politics, and the Amazing Stories writers based in the Midwest, who were usually self taught, and had right-wing, heartland politics. Because the Midwestern writers in Amazing Stories were often self-taught, they had a huge authority problem with science and played as fast and loose as you could get. While this is true, it’s worth noting science fiction fandom absolutely turned on Amazing Stories for this, especially when the writers started dabbling with spiritualism and other weirdness like the Shaver Mystery. And to this day, it’s impossible to find many Amazing Stories tales published elsewhere.

Me: I should go to bed early so I can be a productive member of society.

Also me: *scrolling through fan fiction at 3 in the morning*

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Frozen stars Chapter one: uh, home, it's nice

“It’s nice to know that you can trust possums, small creatures with tiny hands, fit for picking up nice and shiny rocks from the ground and keeping them in their tiny house. Like, their small and warm, never hurting anyone- I’d feel safe if one cradled me in its arms.” Lance says as he looks toward his mami, as they’re sitting on a cloud in the middle of the ocean, looking up at the starry sky, that’s filled with- pepe?  And normal, yellow, round stars. Wait- that’s not normal, but whatever.

Lance sits quietly with his mami as he sees small shadows of unidentifiable shapes by the horizon. “Mami, What do you think of possums?” He brings up, his mami looking at him and saying, “Hijo, I know you’re scared. Scared, empty, and sad.” Lance looks at his mami, questionmarks start popping up over his head- literally. “Que mami? What are you trying to say?” His mami smiles lightly and hugs him tightly. “You can’t hide anything from me.”

His mami starts singing in a familiar and calming tune, she used to sing this song to him everytime he’d have a nightmare, or couldn’t sleep. he looks up, and suddenly the sky changes its form, and the stars look different, it almost looks like the painting; Starry sky, a masterpiece created from an amazing artist, only to die young and in pain. Lance feels the warm embrace of his mami, and he closes his eyes, only to look up at the sky again. “Wow.”

The stars shine so brightly, like small twinkles in your eyes, it’s calming to know when your mami is with you.

“It’s time to say goodnight the the moon.”

She sings in a calm voice, so soft it can make even the waves fall asleep.

“It’s time to say bye-bye to the stars.”

She gives the warmest hugs, so calming and comfortable and makes you forget about everything bad.

“It’s time to say goodnight, and then dream away.”

I miss those hugs.

Lance wakes up with a chill running from the bottom of his back, traveling throughout his spine, having a dream of his mami doesn’t really make him feel good.

“Aargh, I really need a full eight hours of sleep for once.” Lance complains trying to ignore his homesickness, and having to go eat breakfast, he really just wants to lie in bed and do nothing. “Whatever.” He says before putting on his slippers and walking out of his room, towards the kitchen.

When he arrives at the kitchen he comes across Keith, Pidge- who’s having some sort of argument- and Hunk, who’s standing in the kitchen making some sort of breakfast-goo, whilst listening to Keith’s and Pidge’s argument.

“No, no, Pidge you don’t understand, MCR needs to come back together!” Pidge snorts at Keith’s comment, even making Hunk and Lance laugh. “Guys, please listen, they’re important!”

“Oh, and for what?” Pidge fires back with a mischievous smile on her face. “I- I don’t know! but they are good.” That comment only leads to Hunk, Pidge and Lance to whisper the same thing under their breaths in sync; “No one understands me, mom.” with Keith only shouting in anger and running up to Lance, trying to start another argument.

”So how was your beauty sleep, blue paladin?” Keith asks, and Lance responds with “W-well, better without you.” only to make it sound as if Keith has slept with lance in the same bed. “Well, whatever mullet-head. I’m hungry.” Lance says blushing before going to sit down on the table, waiting for breakfast to be ready, ignoring that conversation.

After a little while of chatting and waiting for breakfast to get ready, Shiro and Slav enters the room. “Good morning!” Shiro greets. “Morning!” Lance says smiling, with Shiro looking at Lance and smiling back. “So, Shiro, what do you think about MCR?” Pidge asks before anyone could do anything else. “MCR? Theyy uhh, they’re not a band anymore right??” Shiro responds confused. “Oh goooooo odd dd, lets us not bring that back up, please?” Keith asks with an annoyed tone. “Oh, don’t worry about it, I was just teasing you!” Pidge says whilst grinning.
“Breakfast is ready!” Hunk shouts, when he soon comes with a bowl of green goo and puts it on the table. “Yaaas! Thanks, Hunk!” Lance shouts, and as he’s taking a spoonful of goo, the alarm sets off.

“Goddammit!” Lance says, as he drops the spoon and runs to get his suit.

“So, what happened now again?” Lance asks whilst sitting in his lion, Pidge, annoyed answers with; “Ugh, didn’t you listen?”, “Sorry..” Lance replies. “ouch.” Lance thinks, Pidge didn’t know was that that comment actually really hurt Lance, he’s not really good with insults. “Guys don’t fight, and Lance, pay attention now. Some village in some planet claimed that they saw a galra ship, so we’re gonna check it out.”, Lance nods, not really responding, he just feels kinda bummed out, it happens sometimes.

When they land, they’re on a watery planet, with small islands with, what it seems like, palm trees, and some type of pink trees- like cherry trees, there’s Krystal’s everywhere, and the sky is blue in some parts, pastel pink on either parts, with white clouds, Lance looks around curiously, this planet almost reminds him of home.

“GUys I’m gonNa get something I forgot in Blue,” Lance says, his voice cracking up at that sentence, and then just, walking off.

“Is he sad?” Pidge asks, looking at her teammates. “I… don’t think so? If he was sad he’d be really quiet?” Hunk says, kinda confused,  with Pidge answering with “So, he’s basically never sad lol.” The others laugh, because, they think that it was true, although they don’t really mean to hurt lance with what Pidge said.

Lance sits crouched beside Blue and takes a few breaths, well, at least he tries. “Lance stop, don’t cry, please!” Lance whimpers to himself, then he can start hearing comforting purrs from blue, almost sounding like breaths, getting louder, then lower. “Follow my breath, little kitten.” Lance does as blue says and tries to follow those breaths with his own. “Thanks, Blue.” Lance says as he calms down, taking in some air and drying his eyes, hoping the others won’t notice that he cried. “Of course hey won’t.” “Shut up.”.

Lance walks back to the others, they didn’t wait. “Of course they didn’t.”, well, at least he can see them in the distance, walking towards a small wooden bridge built across the water.

It’s a good thing that they easily could find the village, the planet was quite small and there was really just three separate villages and one which had the “leader” for the villages.

The villages looks nicer than they expected, with small wooden houses built here and there, with pretty small paths made of some sort of white crystal, leading through different parts of the villages, and the place where the leader lived was just the same as the other houses, just a little inch bigger, and there were some pretty purple and black crystals growing in some parts of the walls. “Oh my god is the leader as emo as keef!?” Lance says jokingly, pointing at the crystals. “Lance, please, no more.” Keith begs, and Lance just laughs as Shiro walks up to the door and is about to knock when- the leader opens the door. “Hello, paladins! Welcome to my humble palace!”, being sarcastic at that comment. “How did you-” Shiro tries to ask before the leader abruptly responds with, “Aah, just a hunch!”.

The leader is quite tall and wrinkly, he’s green with blue spots all over his face, leading to his back, his legs are that of a frogs, but the rest of his body is almost like a humans, just that his skin is green, he has gills on his neck instead of having a nose on his face- he’s noseless, and he’s wearing some type of suit (More like bathing shorts and a crop top). He is quite muscular, but considering of the stick he uses to stand he’s probably quite old(ish), maybe as the age of Coran if he hadn’t been frozen so many years.

“Ah yes, come on give me a hug! Everybody now!” The leader says. “Oh no.” Lance thinks, as he’s not really comfortable hugging a guy he’s just met, as everyone gladly walks in for a warm hug by frog-grandpa except- “Except you, blue paladin, you don’t have to.” he says with, quite a comforting smile whilst looking at lance, as he lets go of the others. Lance, quite relieved, but confused asks “Why?” The leader looks at him and says “Say, have you been a victim of rape?” Lance steps back. “How did he know?” he looks at him dead in the eye, with sweat already running down from his forehead and tensed up says “No, why do you ask.” and the leader replies with “Just a hunch.”, shrugs and keeps walking whilst the others just kept staring in confusion. “W.. what.” Keith suddenly says, with everybody else just looking at him and agreeing, even Lance, because he doesn’t want them to know, something that’s supposed to be secret, he doesn’t want anyone to know.

The paladins keep on going with their mission, and it turns out that a Galran escape pod was launched from a Galran ship somewhere in space. Inside of the escape pod, there were some galran children that were forced to work with the captain, turns out they didn’t like the idea of them helping to destroy planets, so they escaped.

“What? Galran children!? We should keep them captive, they may be dangerous considering where they came from!” Allura hesitantly says as Keith looks down to the ground, and before he can protest, Lance tells Allura off. “Hey, princess, their kids, and, uh, I don’t know if you heard, but they didn’t want to destroy planets?? Rather just escape?? from CHILD LABOUR, perhaps?? Oh and didn’t I say they are just children?? Plus, not every Galra is bad.” He says, kind of irritated, looking at Keith, giving off a comforting smile, as Keith smiles back, it turns out it worked. “Oh, yes, my pardon Lance, they’re just children. But what are we going to do with them, maybe there is some type of childcare center somewhere, but would they then be comfortable taking care of Galran children?” Allura responds, ignoring the Not every Galra is bad phrase. “Maybe I can take care of them!” The leader says, smiling as he brought up the idea.

“Yeah, sounds good!” Shiro says, and before the galran children walk up to the leader they ask “But, what are we gonna do with the baby?” They say pointing at the ship.

The Paladins climb into the ship, only to see a small creature that is purple, looking almost galra, but it has horns and some type of antennas that you see on butterflies, it also has galra ears. Its eyes are yellow, but has pupils that looked more like if it would be from a lizard, and its skin is scaly on some parts, especially on its face, where its chin leading down to its neck is blue-purple scaly skin and with purple coloured fur on other parts. It is wearing ragged black clothes, well, more like cloth, and the little creature, who is quivering in the tiniest corner of the escape pod, what it looked like, it was probably about 7-8 years old, and, it wasn’t galra, well, maybe half galra. The team climbs out of the escape pod, only to ask the children where the creature came from. “W- we took it before we left, it was in the prison and its mother had been tortured to death, we don’t know if it’s a he or a she, and we couldn’t just leave it, so we took it with us but we, don’t know how to take off, like, smaller children.” One of the Galran children said. “But, can’t you take care of him??” Keith asks as he looks at the leader. “Nope.” The leader answers. “Why?” Hunk asks, with the leader responding with, “Just a hunch.”

As the other paladins start to argue about what they should do with the child Lance gets tired of their complaining, and shouts, “ENOUGH! I’ll take care of him! Jesus christ, climb in there and look at him! He’s scared to death as you guys are shouting!”

Lance climbs into the ship and tries to talk with the creature. Crouching, he looks at the boy with a small smile on his face, just to try and calm him. “Hey, little fella! You understand me?” He asks quietly, moving slowly toward it. The creature nods, hugging his legs to his chest and breathing heavily, looking down to the ground. “Hey, it’s ok, I’m gonna take care of you! J-just relax.” The child looks up at Lance, looking as if there is something lost in the child’s heart, a face with no emotions, and eyes without a spark. “My mami is dead.” it says, And it hits Lance, the way it said Mami, what he calls his mother, the word that hits too close to home, and Lance, with a broken face whimpers and says, “I’m sorry hijo.” And hugs the creature, that resists at first, but then hugs back.

i think one of the most essential things about jrpgs that square consistently gets right and has gotten right in the past is the beginning

when you play a shitty amateur rpgmaker rpg or even just some bad rpgs and general, the beginning can be pretty underwhelming. maybe you’re just a villager living in some village until [the beginning of legend of zelda wind waker compressed into 10 seconds] i mean until your tranquil town is attacked by an evil presence and you must [call to adventure] to defeat [the evil bad guy or whatever the antagonist is called in hero with 1000 faces], but square does NOT pull that shit. the beginning to every final fantasy game is as captivating and unique as the universes themselves.

you start out working for the bad guy, and go to destroy a village full of innocent people. you’re working with an eco-terrorist group to bomb a power plant. you start out playing as a character that’s significant to the real protagonist’s storyline in a battle that’s historically significant to the setting and you DIE. you’re planning to kidnap a princess by using a theatrical play as a front to enter the castle, and you find out SHE WANTS TO BE KIDNAPPED. from the very beginning you’re connected to the story and the characters because the story starts in media res.

An alternate Season 2

I talked a bit about lack of payoff in the second season in a previous post and I got asked to expand a bit on what I would have liked to see the show go on to do after the first season. (I’m going to be honest I wrote that post under the impression Mirror Gem/ Ocean gem were the end of the first season but I mean…since basically every episode after that with maayybe four exceptions was filler up until Jail break can you blame me for thinking that?) Since by that point the audience was still under the impression that the war for earth destroyed the entirety of the gem civilization save the crystal gems we know and gem monsters.

I thought that the show was about rebuilding a lost civilization out of and with the help of broken people healing.

The set up made steven learning his powers integral to the story, it made his human side vital to the theme of new beginnings

SO what if we did get something like that? Here’s some ideas trying to take the themes brought up in the first half of season 1 to their logical conclusions

 So in no particular order:

  • Steven tries to heal centipeetle early on, right after his success with healing Lapis. We get something similar to Monster Reunion, but this time he’s actually successful and centipeetle doesn’t disappear from the narrative
  • Maybe centi’s whole crew is healed and they begin to work on fixing their ship
  • It’s either at this point, interacting with another gem unfamiliar with Garnet, that Garnet is revealed to be a fusion OR
  • Garnet is revealed to be a fusion during or right after the stevonnie episode
  • Steven begins trying to heal other corrupted gems and we get some interesting conflict between the crystal gems and some newly healed gems that fought for homeworld
  • Or gems that fought for Rose and maybe regret it
  • Just some characters with conflicting viewpoints! Gems that see the crystal gems as the destroyers of everything they once held dear! Gems that see Steven as a hail mary for their species! Gems unsure how to live in a world that is not a rigidly-structured heirarchy!
  • Steven treated as someone still learning and growing out of his naiveté and not the sole voice of reason all the time
  •  Newly healed gems that dislike the crystal gems finding that they really enjoy the humans of beach city
  • BISMUTH! She gets unbubbled earlier on and is fucking livid that after she got imprisoned finding out what Rose did 
  • Bismuth winds up still liking Steven despite of this, maybe she’s the one that tells Steven he absolutely does not have to be like Rose at all
  • Bismuth becoming the first (besides the crystal gems) to actually join the cause Steven started of rebuilding a better gem civilization on earth. Steven is “do no harm” to Bismuth’s “take no shit”
  • Lapis returns at some point, after finding out that the war Rose led had been won, at the cost of Homeworld

  • Lapis doesn’t forgive anyone, really, but despite being more than a little wary of her she bonds with Bismuth over their shared imprisonment experiences

  • The two spend a chunk of time (that we get to see! Without Steven there!) excavating and rebuilding sunken Gem buildings and architecture like the Lunar Sea Spire. They hash some things out, to a varying degree of success.

Still want our favorite crystal gems to punch some evil space bad guys?? I want that to!

  • Some surviving gems from Homeworld turn their eyes toward Earth and we get a Peridot arc that plays out relatively similarly, but Peridot is not working on a kindergarten but assessing the planet to plan how to turn it into Homeworld 2.0
  • Her last message to Homeworld gems hanging out in space was that Earth was ripe for colonization, then the crystal gems destroy her devices and she cannot get more information out to the higher ups
  • Peridot keeps her mildly threatening and cold personality but finds herself impressed with the progress made by the crystal gems and friends to rebuild gem culture (without the shitty hierarchy)
  • Peridot finds she likes this set up more because her intellect is no longer hindered by the ambitions of others but the damage was done by that last message
  • Homeworld gems come a-knockin
  • We get the crystal gems and the friends they made by Steven helping to heal corrupted gems fighting against a force of colonization fuck yeah
  • The scattered gems that had been healed and had not stayed with the crystal gems had grown to like the earth the way it is. They enjoy not being under the thumb of a tyrannical regime and do not like the idea of their new home getting turned into one
  • Steven becomes the focal point for these gems, since he is a product of both Earth and Gems he becomes a symbol of “Look! You can be a gem and still be a part of earth!” sort of thing
  • This would be the end of the second arc of the show and the beginning of the third
  • The third arc of the show would be the many healing gems that Steven and his moms helped against the last of the Homeworld gems

Tentative third arc ideas?

  • Leading the last of the homeworld gems would have to be White Diamond

  • White diamond is a character I imagine to be fucking terrifying, just a brutal bitch who thinks of other gems in terms of what they can do for her

  • She has a strangely hard time understanding that other gems might have wants and needs that do not align with her own
  • She thinks she’s a god, basically

  • (this is getting really long so heres some last thoughts) Theres a few badass episodes of the new crystal gems and the old crystal gems fighting against homeworld gems

  • some enemies they manage to talk into joining the fight for earth

  • At some kind of climax, because Steven universe seems to like to defeat bad guys in unconventional ways, in the final showdown with White Diamond is maybe betrayed by a once loyal confidant 

  • The betrayal, getting injured maybe, and faced with the rebellion-age soldiers that killed her sisters (sisters? Other diamonds? Idk if they’re familial) and faced with the reality that her soldiers are no longer extensions of her will White diamond does not break but she corrupts

  • Maybe she becomes monstrous at first, but then just shrinks down into a tiny white lion

Hm this became a lot longer than I thought it would

Feel free to add your own ideas! I would love to hear them!

World building, characters, and the DA Fandom’s propensity to ignore nuance.

I have borne witness to both some serious Cullen Critical posts and Pro Anders posts in the last twenty-four hours and…ugh. I feel the need to put something out there.

As people who have played the protagonists of the Dragon Age games, we are skewed to be more magic-leaning and forgiving than the normal, average joe of Thedas, and it’s disheartening and irritating that a lot of the fandom seems to have a very basic issue with noticing this and applying that mindset when they look at issues in the game, particularly with certain characters.

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My Top 10 Women of the DCTVU!

Sara Lance - I love her, she tough and clever and resourceful, she’s human and flawed but strong. She doesn’t follow conventions and breaks molds. She is kick ass and beautiful and a great leader. I love her.

Alex Danvers - storng and confident but also fragile and sensitive. She’s an amazing person loyal and protective, can kick ass, is ver caring and supportive but also human and relatable. She’s beautiful inside and out.

Lena Luthor - oh boy is she beautiful, she another strong confident but flawed and insecure beauty. She’s tough and resourceful with grace and dignity and super smart. Oh please let he not be a bad guy my heart wont take it!

Cat Grant - the amazing rock of season 1 she was the moral compus and so much more than meets the eye. She was supergirls greatest supporter and she has a lot of strength and dignity. She cares and puts up walls but inside she is a kind person and a strong woman.

Kara Danvers - how can you not like Supergirl, its not just that she heroic and kind and fights for what right but its that she cares. She’s loyal to her friends and very protective but also sensitive and has inner strengh. Shes adorale and def someone I’d be friends with.

Nyssa al Ghul - stronge and beautful, a little out of touch with everyday human interaction and that makes her adorable. She loves full heartedle and can kick ass. She loyal and strong and a good leader.

Roulette - Oh she is evil, total bad guy but damn sexy! She’s calculating and manipulative but has such an air of confidence and cunning. She drips with sensuallity and is a little scary.

Gypsy - may have only been in one ep but was enough to enamour me to her. She’s another kick ass women with a sharp sense of humour and a soft spot for Cisco.

Thea Queen -  has been through a lot and has grown as a character to someone I really enjoy watching. She’s strong and flawed but speaks her mind and is clever. She’s loya to her family and can kick ass.

Iris West - she is just such a nice person she’s loyal and caring and loving. I love her ralationships with her family and that she is supportive and intelligent. She’d make a great friend how would look out for you.

It’s pretty easy to see my type is a women that would kick my ass (and thats even with me having a black belt in taskwondo), I love strong powerful women who break molds but still have depth and insecurity and love in them. Also as someone who is mixed race asian I love seeing diverse beautiful ethnic women in strong roles.

Did you know that Loki’s random turn in the mythology from the trickster who would occasionally screw things up for fun and then have to go fix them, to the guy who LITERALLY STARTS THE APOCALYPSE was because of the growing Christian influence in Europe.

Christianity sort of lumped him and other trickster gods from other mythologies into the ‘LITERAL SATAN’ category because tricksters are pure evil aren’t they?

That’s why Loki kills Baldr (who was also lumped into the ‘JESUS’ category) and was chained up for eternal punishment for being a bit of a dick.

This is Viking mythology remember, the gods tend to casually kill random annoyances and no one really reacts more than a ‘hey, stop that you.’

So basically Loki went from the guy who crashed parties, made stupid bets, and just kind of hung around helping the Gods occasionally when he could be bothered, to the pinnacle of evil, motiveless bad guy and shoehorned in Satan allegory.

Goddamn edge-lord Christianity.