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Bismuth crystals aren’t exactly true minerals, but they show some of the symmetry properties and are really easy to grow. You can buy kits to be able to do this. Do not use a good pot or tongs - you aren’t likely to get them back.

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Which gem would you choose?

happy valentine’s day yall

i didnt include steven and the others because i literally ran out of space maybe ill do another one of these!

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Yesterday we went to Nakano Broadway, an Otaku street in Japan and I found this treasure!! It’s the key animations of takafumi hori, the guest animator who did here comes a thought. I’m so happy I found this, she’s such an inspiration to me! There’s also a lot of her kill la kill (an anime I really love!!) and little witch academia stuff! 💖 she even did a Mabel and Dipper cameo (gravity falls) in one of the shows she worked on!

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Steven is really going to have to turn inward and face himself. Throughout the show, he’s put everyone else first, and his main goal has been to become the person his family wants him to be. That’s got to shift. He’s got to accept that it’s impossible to fill the shoes of his mother, Rose Quartz. She was always barefoot.

What’s exciting as we get deeper into the show is making him realize that there are the magic Gem powers, but there are powers that people have as human beings to understand themselves and define themselves and make their own choices. It’s an incredible power that we all have, and are often told to ignore or take for granted. Those are the kinds of powers I’m excited to have him learn how to explore.

Rebecca Sugar for The Verge (read the whole interview here)