HERE COMES A THOUGHT: Steven healing Jasper’s corruption by entering her mind through his dreams, and the whole thing is a giant homage to the ending of Revolutionary Girl Utena.
Jasper is Anthy, and just as Anthy is trapped by swords of hatred, Jasper is trapped by the green spikes of corruption that plagues her mind.
But the Anthy trapped by those swords is not the “true” Anthy, and
the Jasper plagued by corruption is not the “true” Jasper, merely the
monster she’s resigned to be. The “true” Jasper is pure and uncorrupted,
possibly still wearing her Pink Diamond uniform, and Steven finds her
trapped somewhere deep within Jasper’s mind. Maybe she’s hiding in her
own hole from the Beta Kindergarten, sealed shut by the metal spikes
that she used to contain the other corrupted Gems. That’s how she sees
herself now–as nothing more than a corrupted monster.
Steven struggles to free the Jasper trapped inside her hole, just like Utena struggled to free the “true” Anthy trapped inside her coffin…
But he just can’t do it on his own. Jasper has to want to be saved.
“Jasper, please! Please, take my hand!”
I can really imagine Steven with this exact face, because he desperately wants to save Jasper and make everything right. He doesn’t even care that she was his enemy, he doesn’t care if she hates him or if she will always him, all he cares about his helping someone in pain. So he reaches for her…
shiro gets everything the paladins ask, as long as its in his price range and safe, much to keith’s dislike. The ultimate dad.
hunk likes to make hand-crafted things for each paladin, but not usually things they’d necessarily want, so all the ornaments and picture frames he crafts are left in the living and dining room to look at all year
pidge is mostly too broke and cant drive so she’ll update everyones technology and maybe get gift cards
keith doesn’t listen to what everyone wants and basically buys them all weapons- Shiro freaks out and tries to return it. He gets a special present for pidge thats all cryptid related and they’ll stay up all christmas geeking out over it.
lance likes to get a present that’ll please everyone so he’ll get multiplayer games or go all out and get a trampoline.
When Ruby Rose disappears from the scene, most people don’t notice at first. She’s always been the mastermind behind the crew, never in the forefront and never fully out there. So of course people don’t notice when she disappears. Her crew doesn’t notice when she stops drinking at first either, and if someone asks she just brushes it off. No one questions when she excuses herself from meetings. No one spares a second glance to the way her and Micheal almost seem to be closer, of the fact Meg and Gavin seem to know why. It’s not til Micheal, drunk from the liquor and high from the adrenaline of a successful heist, announces it in a bar did everyone put it all together. The crew is in disbelief at first, before Geoff shouts in congratulations and everyone follows. Lindsay smiles at her husband, even when he does start making comments that may be seen as ill meaning. By the next morning, all of Los Santos knows the news. The Jones’ have a baby on the way and, if it’s anything like it’s parents, it’ll set fire to the city in a few years.
Things you might not know about the production of Sense8
As found in the behind-the-scenes documentary, Sense8: Creating the World
All of the scenes were shot in the countries they were shown to be in. So they really did shoot in Mumbai and Seoul and Berlin etc.
They hired local actors and crews for each of the countries, which helped increase the realism of the scenes.
Between main, side, and minor characters, there were around 180 speaking roles.
When the cast visited each country they wouldn’t break between them. They’d be in one country shooting one day, and then shooting in another in the next.
The scene with Riley and Capheus, and also with Will on the plane to Iceland was literally shot on a plane to Iceland.
The cast described traveling around the world together for 4 months as something that created a family bond between them. They all grew very close and considered the feeling of the few times where they could all be together as ‘electric’.
They described being in the different cities as having different vibes and feelings that could only be experienced by really being there, which added a lot to their portrayals and helped them a lot with understanding their characters.
There were scenes that were shot two, three, or even four times due to having to do certain parts in different countries. This often meant that scenes could be changed a little as they had chances to watch over previous takes and see if they could improve it in some way in the new city.
The show really shot in the middle of the Gay Pride parade, and the scene where Nomi fell off of the motorbike was in the midst of the ‘Dyke’s on Bikes’ part of the parade.
They also had real wide-shots from the Mumbai Ganesh festival, however it would have been impossible to shoot the acting parts because of the vast amount of people that attend.
When shooting scenes where the sensates ‘share’, they don’t shoot one character doing the scene, shoot the other, and then put them together through editing. Clever camera shots where the camera pans away for a few seconds meant they would often literally switch places by one doing things like ducking and rolling away on the ground whilst the other jumped in their place.
Aml Ameen said that when he played Capheus driving the van, 90% of it was actually him. He got to drive around Nairobi, and was actually pulled over by the police at one point and the crew had to explain what was going on.
In Riley’s opening scene that establishes her as a DJ, she was playing to a real audience. She came on between two other real and well known DJ’s, and the audience wasn’t aware that she wasn’t a real DJ.
The very first scene Miguel shot as Lito was the sex scene in ‘Demons’.
The wrestling match that Lito, Hernando, and Daniela attended was a real match, with a real crowd and fighters.
Kala and Rajan’s dance scene was repeatedly shot all in one take rather than in short parts unlike traditional Bollywood movie dance scenes.
Brian sustained multiple injuries during the course of the show through Will’s action sequences including hurting his shoulder and his triceps, including an internal bleeding bruise.
Doona Bae was extremely excited about the cast coming to Seoul as that is where she lives, and so she gave them all tours around the city.
Similarly, Max Riemelt cooked dinner for his cast mates and showed them around Berlin.
Jamie Clayton said that her favorite scene in San Francisco was when Nomi was escaping by bike and decided to try and steal a car to get away before realizing she couldn’t drive, mentioning that she herself doesn’t know how to drive either.
And plenty more. It’s on Netflix. so you guys should definitely watch it if you haven’t already!
I really really really want Lukas to get to the point where he’s just openly declaring his sexuality to anybody in his general vicinity. Like, “Hi, I’m gay, this is my gay opinion, these are my gay thoughts, I’m so gay.”
I want him to text Philip like, “I’m gay,” at random intervals and Philip to just be like, “I love my gay boyfriend,” and feel his heart rush because oh my god he never thought Lukas could get to this point.
I just want Lukas to be comfortable with his sexuality that’s all I want pLEASE