- We’re so used to looking out at the world When there’s a whole galaxy existing inside me
- I believe my father who goes to the office everyday, my mother who is a realtor, my sister, even the stray cats and dogs on the road and the pebbles, we all have a galaxy in our hearts. Many people fail to discover that galaxy even until they die, no matter how they lived, how they died. Our Hwa Yang Yeon Hwa PT.1, PT.2 are, as I said, risk and energy, but they’re also the story we tell with the wish that you could find your own galaxy.
- I believe in your galaxy, ARMY!
- The ARMY Bombs are sparkling tonight. It feels like we are in the midst of the universe. It’s like we are entering the galaxy with ARMYs. I hope you won’t think that this galaxy, this universe would get bigger and wider and you will drift away from our hearts. Because your eyes, every one of you, they shine even brighter than ARMY Bombs. We are working hard to see and to light up those eyes, those starlights. Do you see this universe? In this galaxy, in this sparkling space, we are one. Please don’t forget that you are our galaxy.
- I think if you alll turn off the ARMY Bombs, we would fall from this universe, this galaxy we are standing in. Purple was my favorite color when I was a child. Looking at this purple sea today, I got goosebumps, because back then I once thought the universe was purple. Right now, I feel like I’m in the midst of a very special universe. ARMYs, I love you.
1. “I needed to show abs to buy you beef tenderlion” 2. “I just woke up but I’m bling bling?” 3. “Areumdawo neoya” 4. “It’s sunnyyyyy” 5. “I really want that ugly hot dog” 6. “I’m buter~” 7. “Simply K-FOP Come on!” 8. “Hannah Montana” 9. “If you cry, you get hairy ass” 10. “Wet in the mood huh? swag!” 11. “Since Rain needs to avoid the sun, he needs a sun cap” 12. “Hello? This is room service?” 13. “If it taste good, take responsability” 14. “Let’s party baby!” 15. “I´m going to buy this tea bag that smells like feet” 16. “Eggs scramble” 17. “NO END” 18. “Free Trade Agreement” 19. “Yechoux cream” 20. “Yellow card-inmida” 21. “Ar(g)entina” 22. “Eat shrimps crackers before you leave!” 23. “Bish I wanna get high~” 24. “I’m hip-hop” 25. “I’m not thinking right now because I’m not thinking” 26. “Hello Cleopatra, the thinnest potato chip in the world” 27. “I’m HAWK-EYE!!” 28. “Black Asian Beard” 29. “The hair in my armpits is blonde too” 30. “I can be your hero~ BAM! doo doo doo doo doo doo doo~” 31. “Let’s get it” 32. “I will drop kick him if we get chicken” 33. “5 loaves of bread?” 34. “You are too cute, shut up!” 35. “The wave on a sandy beach” 36. “That nigth in moscow” 37. “Bang song man” 38. “Down down down!” 39. “So you are you a dolphin now?” 40. “Excuse my charisma” 41. “Panda, panda!” 42. “A site, fire in thE HOLEE!!” 43. “There’s a reason our name is Monsta X” 44. “Encantado de conoberle” 45. “1-the-gay” 46. “He dances hip-hop when it’s sad” 47. “Kkukkukkakka” 48. “Dragon Ball X” 49. “Gongbu hate music like” 50. “Everybody make noise for his muscles”
So, this episode is composed of a mixture of 3 types of facial expressions: determination, worry, and a sprinkle of other things. Every single one that fell into the last category made it into this set. I think that goes to show how ridiculously determined Yuuri was during this first half of the episode, and then how worried/anxious he was during the second. You pretty much end up just wanting to hug him through the entire episode. As a couple final notes: I’m really glad I was able to get Yuuri’s 3A in a set because it’s beautiful, and Yuuri’s updated expression in the last gif tears my heart out every time I see it. Enjoy!
kept trying to make the juxtaposition post between Blue and Yellow Diamond
work, but I really needed a foundation before I started comparing their
characters. It was turning into a huge section for each character and less like
certain aspects of them were being analysed. It never turned out acceptable
enough to me, and I was taking longer and longer to write just one post. So I
decided to break it down (again) into a character analysis post for each
character, and I’ll be following up with their juxtaposition before talking
about PD’s shattering.
want to start with Blue Diamond first, if only because I’ve touched a little on Yellow Diamond
before . Blue Diamond is
a relatively new character in the show, in that her presence hadn’t been
confirmed until Steven’s Dream. Before that, all we had to go on were the Ziggurat
and Moon Base murals and Garnet’s story in The Answer.
is a very complex character. On the surface, she appears as a victim, a foil to
the “harshness” of Yellow Diamond (more on her in the next post). She is a very
visible and obvious embodiment of Homeworld’s humanity, that they too have been
hurt by the war and the conflict that underlay it. At the same time, though,
there is a
feeling of guilt about her that reveals she
wasn’t totally ignorant of the said conflict going on. Moreover, by her own
words, she has not only been dwelling in grief, but also has been searching for
Diamond then, is not a helpless mourner in distress and under duress. She is a
capable and intelligent ruler, trying—and failing—to put aside personal pain in
order to continue ruling. And that makes her similar to Yellow Diamond in more
ways than one. Like their civilisation, she is trying to heal but a focal point
of her healing is finding out what really happened the day PD was shattered.
The way she deals with her stress and sadness, as well as the way she interacts
with the gems around her, reveals a lot about her character. Let’s get to that.
1. BD dances the line between power and
is striking about BD is how she looks
like the quintessential ruler, a cross between the archetypes of mother goddess
and queen. She is altogether very regal and dignified. She speaks deliberately,
slowly compared to some of the other dialogue on the show. Combined with her
crisp diction, her words always feel weighty. One of my favourite instances is
her reply to Yellow Diamond in the Trial. YD almost annoyed asks whether
examining Blue’s palanquin is necessary and Blue quietly but firmly says,
“Isn’t it?” In that line, it was as if the room collectively held its breath,
and even YD paused for a moment.
Diamond possesses all of the attributes that we would normally associate with a
leader. Her presence, from her first appearance in The Answer, spoke of someone
who literally stood above others. Even while crying or angry she manages to
look elegant and composed. Like the classical leader, she is introduced not
with her generals but her Sapphire, analogous to leading with wisdom rather
than brute force.
picture of BD reaffirms the concept of a Diamond. In What’s The Use of Feeling
(Blue), Yellow Diamond reminds Blue how each gem has a role, and when she gets
to BD, she says the needs to be a leader. This is a very telling line, because
we begin to understand how the socio-political hierarchy is understood on
Homeworld. It isn’t a lie told by the Diamonds to placate lower-ranking gems in
society. They themselves fully believe in their role as rulers. They honestly
feel that “every gem in her place” is the only way for their civilisation to
“truth” becomes a huge limiter of the supposed power that comes from being the
unquestioned ruler of an empire. The Diamonds can technically do anything, but
they are situated in a particular context, embedded in particular social roles,
like any other character in the story. In the rigid social structure of
Homeworld, they are expected to lead. So they can do anything, in so much as
they do as leaders do. This explains why YD had to drop everything and run
after Blue in The Zoo and That Will Be All. Ideally, they can’t just do
anything they want because they are fully aware of the huge waves the ripples
of their actions will cause around them.
operative word here “ideal.” One thing to note is that all these rules are
enforced by a social structure. That
means social roles and expectations do blur and how to act within this
structure is largely informal. There probably aren’t written rules that say how
far behind a Diamond one should walk, when exactly a Pearl should speak, or how
much shoulder-punching is too much shoulder-punching among soldiers.
like ours, their society is governed by these informal rules as much as the
formal written laws. The Diamonds may have a formal set of responsibilities,
but so many other social factors intervene in the way they are perceived.
Things like power, class, and even height difference factor into how they are
perceived by other gems. This means that a structure in which everyone is
supposed to have a place, may not be as easily enforced, especially as gems go
higher up the social ladder. Discipline, particularly at the Diamond-level is
So it doesn’t mean they don’t break these unspoken rules—we’ve seen them arbitrarily
use their power when they’re upset or stressed. It so happens though, that in
the show so far, all we’ve seen them feeling is indeed upset and stressed.
idea that Blue is a powerful, at times unquestioned leader, is countered by how
crippled and paralysed she feels in the face of Pink Diamond’s shattering. Blue
has so much to offer gem-kind, not only as their leader, but also, as Peridot
pointed out in Message Received, someone with abilities that surpass those of
any other gem.
she is unable to fulfil her role. In her most vulnerable, while she’s on Earth,
she entrusted her safety to only her Pearl. For emphasis, Blue touched down on
a Homeworld-hostile planet with no guards, and no Sapphires. The only gem with
her was her Pearl. Given my old theory on PD’s shattering, and even the
theories floating around now, that whoever shattered PD would’ve had to be
close to her, it shows how exposed she is right now.
is a force, but she’s also presented as a character who is flowy, flexible,
rounded, and very sad. Were she the same size as the average gem, she would
appear weak, not a fighter, and unable to defend herself.
seems very much like the archetypal leader, the only Diamond we’ve seen hold
court and carry with her the formalities traditionally associated with leaders.
But she’s also immobilised by grief. There is a paradox in her looking so willowy
and bendable but deeply emphatic and firm about her beliefs, in this case, her
search for answers.
Blue we have a character seemingly transparent, showing everyone her tears and
her breakdowns, but at the same time so opaque, as she makes decisions behind
closed doors (or closed palanquin, as in The Answer) and has been searching for
answers with a resolve YD didn’t even know about.