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Steven Universe Theory: How The Gem’s function

In this theory I am going to attempt to explain how the Gems of Steven Universe could potentially function in real life. This theory is based on a relatively superficial understanding of things like Quantum physics, so a more knowledgeable person in such fields would likely be able to tear this theory a new one. In fact I encourage such critiques, as I find debates like this rather entertaining.

With that disclaimer out of the way, let’s try to answer how, with my woefully rudimentary understanding of quantum physics, that The Gems could potentially function in real life.  

First we need to answer, what are the Gems? In the internet short called Classroom Gems, Pearl explains that Gems project hard light structures from their gems that comprise of their physical form from their gems. These Gems contain all of what they are, and their body is, as Steven puts it, “just an illusion.”

An illusion with Mass.

Is the concept of Hard Light possible? Actually yes, and in fact we’ve reputedly already made headway in this department. Princeton University has reported that they have begun Crystallizing Light. 

How have they achieved such a thing you ask?

Well what they did was they created a super conductive structure where the billions of atoms inside of it worked in tandem to create what they call an “artificial atom.” Photons that come in contact with this superconductive artificial atom take on the properties of said atoms, and they begin to interact with each other like particles. These photons, now entangled together like particles, began behaving like the states of matter, assuming qualities of liquids and crystallized solids.

In these experiments at Princeton, they reported that they were able to make light slosh about in a contained area like a liquid, and they were able to “freeze” this light into a Solid as well, all thanks to this superconducting “artificial atom” structure.

So we know now that there are potentially circumstances in which light photons can be made to behave like particles, thus creating hard light structures that are entirely malleable and able to shift between liquid and solid states very easily (assuming all this data is viable and laudable of course.) This sounds eerily similar to the Gem’s “physical” bodies. Much like with the results of these experiments, they are able to alter their physical forms at will, and as solids they behave just like regular physical bodies, if not much more durable.

So this begs the question, could a Gem potentially function as a superconductor?

A Superconductor is what is known as a Macroscopic Quantum effect, or something in quantum physics that is observable in large scale, as supposed to the atomic scale that quantum effects are normally associated with. A material becomes a superconductor when it reaches a temperature that allows energy to have zero resistance while traveling through the object. Normally an object’s conductivity is subject to resistance, which will cause the energy traveling through the object to be expelled via heat. This is why batteries run out of power when you put them inside something, because that energy is eventually expelled out of the wires via heat instead of continuing to circulate in the circuitry. In a Superconductor, the energy never leaves the circuitry and continues the circuit indefinitely until it no longer has its super conductive properties. 

This is consistent with Gems in Steven Universe, as all the energy they will ever need is inside their gems. While real life super conductors require intensely cold (or hot) temperatures in order to achieve this quantum state of conductivity, the Gems themselves appear to be a highly sought after theoretical state simply referred to as a “room temperature superconductor.”


A room temperature superconductive material would change the world of technology forever. Extremely advanced technology that is theoretically possible, but require an intense amount of energy with conventionally conductive materials, would be able to achieve the same effects with a room temperature superconductor with very little or no energy loss. As long as the equilibrium of Superconductivity is maintained, anything that utilized such materials would be able to function indefinitely.

This as well is consistent with Gems from Steven Universe. While each gem has variations on how much power they can exert at a given time, as long as they maintain within their boundaries and limitations, their gem forms will hold and sustain themselves for thousands of years with no sign of deterioration. This would also explain why maintaining larger hard light bodies than their Gems are equipped for is taxing for them. By pushing themselves beyond their equilibrium, they are losing their superconductivity and are losing energy from their gems via heat.


 When a gem is poofed, they retreat inside of their gems restore the equilibrium that superconductivity offers before reforming their bodies.

Can a Gem behave as a Superconductor? Gems, Diamonds and the like are composed of Carbon. Carbon can most definitely be used as a superconductor, especially as shown with experiments with a substance called Graphene. 

Graphene is essentially a 2 dimensional diamond, a lattice of carbon a single atom thick that is intensely durable (many times stronger than steel) and is a step in the direction of finding that coveted room temperature superconductor. Part of the process that takes place in the Kindergartens therefore, is changing the gem from a conventionally conductive substance to a room temperature super conductor, and feeding the energy that is drained from around them into the gem so it can achieve equilibrium inside of it and they can pop out fully formed. 

This would also explain why better formed gems like The Era 1′s are able to create things like Gem Weapons, while Era 2′s can’t even shapeshift. Gems like Garnet have energy to spare, so they can use it to create other hard light structures besides their bodies without affecting their equilibrium, while a gem like Peridot cannot afford such exertion. 

So far we’ve explained that, theoretically speaking, the Gems are a room temperature superconductive structure made of carbon, which house within them an equilibrium of energy that can be used to manipulate photons into behaving like particles, which they use to comprise their physical forms. Next is to explain where the intelligence and personality comes from. This is decidedly easier to explain. 

The Gems are artificial intelligence.

 Each atom inside of this room-temperature superconductive gem is a transistor, the thing that sends those 1′s and 0′s that are the building blocks of any and all computer programs and languages. We already have single atom transistors, so applying them in an intricate structure in the form of a seemingly ordinary gemstone is both plausible and practical. In fact we are currently working on a device that uses graphene (that afore mentioned 2 dimensional diamond) that uses light instead of electricity to compute things. In the lattice of graphene there is a single atom which operates as an “optical switch” 

Or a switch that can be flipped on an off at the speed of a photon. 

To put it in more simplistic terms: Its a computer that does its computing at the speed of light and is woven together at the atomic level, not with visible circuit boards. The kind of processing power such a structure would have would definitely allow for an artificial intelligence comparable with or even significantly smarter than the average human. 

So to recap: A Gem from Steven Universe, in real life, would theoretically be an Artificial intelligence, programmed into an atomic, superconductive-supercomputer (which computes at the speed of a photon/light) made of a type of carbon, has an equilibrium of light based energy within itself that won’t deplete as long as they stay within their boundaries of how hard they can exert themselves, and can manipulate photons into behaving like particles which comprise their physical forms. 

little-red-witchy-wolf  asked:

*deep breath* Oh my goD I LOVE THIS BLOG ALREADY AND I JUST GOT HERE These are some of my favorite skellies. Especially US!Pap/Cherry. That being said! I have a kinda cute one: Plum, Cherry, Hunter, and Hound come home to find their s/o being a total dork, dancing around and singing the DuckTales song. By the way, love the names you chose for them :3


I’m so glad you like the blog so far! :D And thank you! I made Cherry’s a little longer just for you! *audible wink*


– Plum hears the music as he’s walking to the house and perks up. Are you singing? Oh my gosh!! He hurries along and opens the door as you’re dancing across the living room floor. Eyelights morphed into stars, he joins in. 

– He may not know the song, but that’s fine. He shimmies and mirrors your moves as best he can, feeding off of your enthusiasm. His cheekbones are dusted plum by the end, and he dissolves into laughter when it sinks in how absolutely bananas you two must have looked. 

– He’ll ask what the song is from, too. After you tell him about the show, he’ll ask if you can watch some of it together. You end up binge-watching the entire series, and now the next time he catches you singing and dancing, he’ll be able to follow along perfectly.


– Cherry shortcuts straight home from work, so there’s no warning when he ends up right in front of your dancing self. You sing the chorus into his face with a grin, easily adapting to the new obstacle and swerving to avoid him. 

– It takes him a moment to register what’s happening. He thinks he’s taken a shortcut to some parallel universe where everyone’s singing, but then he remembers that you’re just a big ol’ dork and grins wide.

– He takes out his phone and hits record, following you around as you dance and sing through the house. Some parts of the song are lost to the sound of his laughter. The camera’s still on when the song ends, so it catches him winding an arm around you to pull you forward into a kiss. You’re giggling now, and the video cuts off when he leans in for another.

– He turns the song into your personal ringtone afterwards. He even watches some of the show with you, but he doesn’t think it completely matches the magic of that incident. 

– He’ll look back on that video as one of his favourite moments with you. He’ll watch it if he’s sad, or he’s missing you, if he’s bored; He’ll just never get tired of it. Cherry saves it in three separate devices so that he can keep it forever.


– Hunter’s worn out from work when he enters the house, which means he’s cranky. He lays eyes on you dancing on the couch and decides he’s already had enough. He doesn’t want to take any of his irritation out on you unless necessary so he just continues past you to head to his room.

– But then the lyrics sink into him and he stops just short of the door. Ducks??Race cars?? Lasers?? Airplanes?? He turns around, trying to sort out the words into something that makes sense. You finish the song before he can, so he takes that opportunity to make you explain to him what the hell you’re going on about. Once it’s cleared up, he stares at you lamely. He goes to his room to get some rest.

– He’ll only sit through the sit episode with you if you ask him to. Otherwise, he avoids it like the plague.. Mostly because whenever he thinks of it, the damn song gets stuck in his head. Unfortunately for him, it’s a catchy tune.


– When Hound comes through the door, you’re close enough to yell the “DUCKTALES!” part loud enough that he freezes in alarm. He really wasn’t prepared for that. 

– But a second later, he realizes what you’re doing. He closes the door behind him and stands awkwardly in the middle of the living room as you dance around him. He watches you with an amused smile, taking pleasure in your unfiltered joy.

– He’ll ask where you learned the song, and when you show him the opening he finds it charming. He’ll watch some of the series with you just to see how invested you get. In the near future, you’ll find little collectibles from the show have mysteriously appeared in your room.

I thought of the smolist Ana. Kind of like a Thumbelina deal. I don’t have a story to go with this x3 it was just a thought.

Maybe a curse was involved.

anonymous asked:

Hello, I know this might sound as an strange question, but are you okay with people using the FishMob meme you have created in their arts and other works?

of course!! heck I claim no ownership over the idea itself, it’s a concept, you can do with it as you wish no need to ask me!! :DD

This week’s episode in a nutshell 

Or rather goodnight, sleeping beauty.
And yeap I needa sleep but felt like trying something soft for this two and bcux it’s more of a linework practice.. kisses are hard to draw. I’m getting rusty. Lul

Link and his cute Zora bf!

( i will make this into charms soon i think, if enough people are interested! ^ v ^ )


i wanted to have a go at designing a set of unique armour for my bloodborne character, so here he is! he’s an ex-combat medic/barber surgeon with a very bad (or dad?) sense of humour. 

(plus some fake screencaps, because they’re fun to draw.) 


Naruto Week 2017 // Day Seven
             Free Day // “No matter how far away you are, we will always be under the same sun, moon, and stars.”