Do you believe that Holy Blue can be redeemed? And if you do how do you think its going to happen?
I think she can, sure. In fact, I wouldn’t be surprised if having to hide the appearance of Crystal Gems at what is effectively her base from Blue could itself eventually lead her to see how oppressive and dangerous Homeworld is.
in maryland, they stop at a 24-hour diner in baltimore and a bunch of
rowdy looking street punks crash their table to invite them to a
warehouse party that johns hopkins students are throwing just a little past the
notorious art kid-filled copycat building. henry is practically falling asleep in the
booth but mention of a skate ramp and bonfire and a dancefloor wake him
right up and they agree to go because why the hell not – and it’s
everything they were promised and more. gansey gets drunk and kisses a
frat boy who looks a whole lot like declan lynch while henry and blue
dance with the same girl between both of their bodies (her name is
mikaela and she’s a printmaking major but what really matters is that
she’s warm and giggly and more than happy to be in the middle of a
in pennsylvania, they drive through expansive rural farmlands that are
lush and green and the air smells sweet and crisp. they stay in an old
colonial-style cottage that’s said to be haunted and stay awake all
night pretending to film their own spoof episode of ghosthunters. the
only problem is that blue actually can kind of feel something
even though she can’t see anything, and henry is freaked out of his
mind at the thought; gansey pretends it’s noah and proceeds on as usual.
they end up with some entirely hilarious voice recordings of henry
admitting that he’s actually highkey scared of old haunted houses while
blue tries to sound way more chill than she actually feels and gansey
rambles on about electromagnetic fields and energies.
in nebraska, they roll through omaha and stay at an airbnb owned by a
kid named ricky with bright hazel eyes and a cute crooked smile who has a
huge map of the US on his wall filled with pins of roadtrips he’s taken
in the past. he tells them all about the one that he’s planning up to
canada henry is beyond thrilled to geek out about vancouver a bit. they
buy a bottle of patron from the liquor store across from ricky’s house
for only $14 (gansey is blown away by how cheap it is to buy liquor
here?!) and make margaritas and drink them in an inflatable pool in
ricky’s yard. the room they sleep in has blankets draped from the
ceiling and christmas lights strung around the walls and a nintendo 64
in the corner with a tupperware bin full of games. they play mario party
2 until it’s nearly one in the morning before all passing out in a pile
on the queen-size mattress that takes up most of the floor.
in colorado, they stop at a strange little cantina nestled in the mountains that has the best salsa blue has ever tasted and real cowboys sit in the booth opposite theirs. blue spends the entire meal trying to eavesdrop on them while gansey gives henry a thorough history of how cantinas came to be. henry steals more than a few sips of the beer gansey ordered with a fake i.d. that ronan dreamt him up and may or may not get quite buzzed when gansey orders a glass of over-proof bourbon for him; blue watches amusedly as henry gets increasingly more handsy and affectionate with gansey. by the time they finish eating and get back in the car, blue’s stuck driving because henry insists that he and gansey have to snuggle in the backseat, they just have to, okay?
in utah, they spend a few days in the uinta national forest to camp and
explore a bit. while searching for a good place to pitch their tent and
build a fire, they come across a group of train hopping kids who’ve been
camping near a little creek. blue is instant friends with a girl who
introduces herself as cosma; they start weaving little crowns from the
long strands of grass and weeds while chatting about the stars. gansey
strikes up an intellectual conversation with this stoned kid named
sequoia and impresses him with tales of welsh kings. henry plops down
besides a girl who’s doodling flowers and britney spears lyrics into a
beat-up sketchbook. she calls herself sprout; henry proceeds to call her
lentil and alfalfa and every type of sprout he can think of and she
laughs and laughs and laughs. they all build a fire together that night and smoke a little weed while sitting around it - they toast marshmellows over the fire and talk about love and blue braids cosma’s hair and they all howl like wolves at the night sky and sing silly songs to the moon til the sun paints the morning sky a dusty pink.
jonghyun: sometimes… this would happen to me: songs that i really like other people wouldn’t like that much. in my album there’s that kind of song …, in my first album, base, there’s a song called “neon”. it might be a song that’s… for other people… offensive to the ears and hard to listen to. (and) how i like it so much …, i’ll just put it in the album and like it even more.
■ (on soran’s new song) go young bae: it’s a song that i received help from jonghyun for it! a song that i received help on through jonghyun’s connections is coming out! jonghyun introduced me to philtre whom he worked with in the arrangement of a couple of songs, and i ended up working on the arrangement (for the new song) with him. also: i got to hear a couple of behind the scenes (stories) about jonghyun from him! first of all …, that his life changed after meeting jonghyun.
■ jonghyun: what are you saying?! he was already doing well(before he met me)!
■ go young bae: he was, of course, someone who did well in his field of work. however, originally, he used to not use a style like the “déjà-boo” style. originally, he used to like the calm and emotional style, much like yoon sang sunbaenim’s style. but, after meeting jonghyun and working on “déjà-boo”, he started listening to a lot of funky songs - (so much) that his life and music style changed. also, you know, in “déjà-boo”, if you listen well, there’s a really memorable slap bass in it.
■ coffee boy: right. that’s true.
■ go young bae: philtre was actually thinking it’d be better without that slap bass, but jonghyun, as a former bassist, he said that it should be done with the slap bass no matter what and insisted on it (being kept in) a lot!
■ jonghyun: what insisting? (laughs) it was through each other’s communication and mutual understanding! and, during the recording of the slap bass, because of the recording environment, it contained a lot of noise, too. but i really loved it. (so much) that i had to use it!
■ coffee boy: i think it turned out really well.
■ go young bae: philtre honestly said …, “will this work? is this okay” and, since the producer (aka: jonghyun), liked it that much he couldn’t possibly win against him, but after it came out he said he liked it a lot and that it matched well with it.
Has anyone actually ever read some of the things on the board? Like “Lost Dracula” and “Found Dracula” or “ Depressed”, “on toilet”, and “Needs Ride”. Some of this shit is hilarious xD “ In a women” and “In a man” are there too.
Yeah, sorry for getting back to you late! I'm more curious about the one room in particular, with the little spinning thing where Steven was all like "what's that" and garnet was all like, "it's not what we came for" but also it seems odd to me that they would need both a diamond control room on the moon and blue diamonds court on earth. It just seems kinda like overkill? But idk
Hi there! Sorry for getting back to you late!
The thing is, Blue Diamond’s court wasn’t established where it was permanently. When we zoom out of the structure in The Answer, it can be seen that BD and her court were in a structure that was flat at the top.
And I’d say it more closely resembles a the SU Spires than it does a base of operations. It seems as though it was somewhere for nobility to gather and talk about things or for the Diamonds to make announcements.
It makes sense too, considering there were totally no other structures in the area aside from BD’s palanquin. If BD were doing actual work at the time, she would have a setup more similar to YD’s throne and computer, which is coincidentally what the Moon Base has.
In that regard, I’d say the Moon Base was the base of operations. Peridot says the base was used to “make plans for the colony.” But there were definitely other buildings that were definitely Diamond-affiliated on Earth and other colonies.
That thing they saw in the moon base the first time they went "what's that thing?" "Not what we came for." I always thought it was pink diamond healing in a little pod thing
My instinctive answer is to say that it’s a power generator, in the same way the Crystal Gem Temple has the Crystal Heart whose veins course through the entire temple and give it power.
Because that explanation sets a precedent that even stationary gem infrastructure, like buildings, need a source of power, not just ships.
But I’d also be open to asking, how much power would that orb have?
To power a Diamond Base, alone, I’d say about as much or even a little less than the Crystal Temple’s generator. If we’re talking about rendering images, which is the most we see it do in It Could’ve Been Great, the Gem Temple has to render entire people in Rose’s Room.
And that indicates there’s a lot this base is capable of that we haven’t even begun to see yet. Every time we’re on the base, it’s dark, but I’m rather certain Pink Diamond wasn’t ambling around in the dark by herself. She would have had, at the very least, a Pearl assisting her. If the base were up and running and humming and alive, I feel it would be capable of things like basic defence (weapons too), communicating and sending signals, and I’m thinking even inter-planetary travel.
It’s just, the characters now are either unaware or incapable (or both) of activating those functions.
And while PD’s shattering was a tragedy, I just don’t feel like the other Diamonds would be so callous as to harness her gem as an energy source unless it were to serve some very important purpose, like how the Ziggurat was in the location of “Homeworld’s last stand.”
Because they’re clearly still hurting from the war and the loss of their comrades, and considering this base was characterised ad “abandoned,” I think they would use some other means of commemorating PD.