I can’t remember who I am everything’s a blur take me over
I’ve been wanting to make fanart for this song since FOREVER!! It’s close to becoming my favorite Gumi song but Echo always has my heart ; u; If you haven’t heard this AMAZING song by Circus-P please check it out here!
honestly i love owl city and adam young so much he goes on a break for like a year to do a thing he’s been wanting to do forever, and his first song for owl city when he comes back is about holiday shopping anxiety, starts with “the moment the first few flakes start falling is the moment i burst into tears,” and features other gold lyrics like “yeah how ‘bout i jump out the window (window)”
Lori and I started this video in November of 2014. Holy. Crap.
I’ve been wanting to make a Community video to this song for what feels like forever, and Lori helped me make that dream come true.
And how is this my first Community ensemble vid since the finale? Only my second Community video since the finale. OH YEAH, because watching these clips hurt my heart. I’m not even gonna tell you how much I cried in the making of this.
“Back before huntsmen, before kingdoms, it was said those withsilver eyes were destined to lead the life of a warrior. See, the creatures of Grimm, the most fearsome monsters that mankind had ever encountered, were afraid of those silver-eyed warriors. They were the best of the best. It was said that even a look from one of these fighters could strike a Grimm down.”
I’ve been wanting to use these song lyrics forEVER and Bee ended up helping me with putting together this little emotive strip of the elf girlfriends.
They both deal with emotional intimacy really awkwardly, but Elliel falls in love first and it shows in subtle but obvious ways. For a while Naelia struggles with receiving these affections gracefully, because even while she’s unsure about feelings of love, she’s admittedly attached and the fear of hurting this lost puppy weighs on her pretty bad
I’m glad to see a problem with Steven come back that we haven’t seen since “Sadie’s Song.”
Steven is an endlessly compassionate person with sympathy for pretty much anyone, and who wants to solve as many problems as possible with friendship, forgiveness, and goofy songs. And most of the time he’s very successful with this.
But Steven’s emotional intelligence does have limits, and those limits particularly comes up against certain negative emotions, particularly when people want to be LEFT ALONE to deal with those emotions.
We saw this on a smaller scale in “Sadie’s Song.” The moment Sadie’s mom suggests that Sadie give a big performance in front of everyone, Steven gets swept up in this excitement and his usual perceptiveness goes out the window in regards to Sadie’s clear uncomfortable feelings about performing. After all, performing is what STEVEN would love to do so OBVIOUSLY Sadie would want to do the same, right?
I figured that this issue would come up again in a much larger way and it clearly has with Lapis.
Steven wants Lapis to be friends with Peridot because, well, doesn’t EVERYONE want friends? He wants friends! He wants everyone else to be friends too! And Lapis likes him, so obviously she’ll like Peridot too, because Peridot is his friend! He of course knows that Peridot has grown a lot because he’s seen it firsthand, and doesn’t Lapis trust him? So clearly she should trust him about Peridot!
Steven obviously feels bad about what Lapis had to go through when she told him all about it in “Same Old World” but Steven is still having issues with understanding when what will make other people happy is NOT the same as what will make him happy. He simply seems utterly unable to understand why Lapis won’t change her mind about Peridot the moment he tells her that she’s different now. He can’t accept that Lapis would be well within her rights to hate Peridot forever based on her past experiences, and that if Lapis WERE able to change her mind about Peridot that she’s going to need TIME to get there. Steven thinks that because Lapis likes him and trusts him that she should be able to do that with anyone - he can’t quite grasp that Lapis makes a huge exception for Steven because he’s the ONLY person she’s encountered in actual centuries who has not tried to use her as some kind of tool or to further an agenda.
And nothing has really been resolved yet. Sure Lapis saves Peridot at the end of “Barn Mates” but having the attitude of “I would not like you to be captured/killed by Homeworld gems” is the barest minimum of caring and very far from the idea of friendship. Plus we haven’t yet dealt with the fact that while Lapis has been alienated from Homeworld she DOES NOT consider herself a “Crystal Gem” either, something that Steven would probably assume (she likes me, so she’s one of us!). If Lapis does become aligned with the Crystal Gems, it will probably take her at least as long, if not longer, than it took Peridot to defy Yellow Diamond.
I for one am very excited for where Lapis and Steven’s relationship is going to go, not just for Lapis, as I’m interested to see where her character who has always wanted freedom above all else will choose to align herself (or NOT align herself possibly). I’m also excited to see if Steven’s friendship with someone who mostly just wants to be left alone and IS NOT out to make friends with anyone and everyone will help him learn something new.