For day three of Lapidot Anniversary Week (prompt: “fusion”),
I’m going to be doing some theorising about why I now believe that Larimar will
be the Lapidot fusion, based on the properties of the stone and its usage in
(Source: w w w . crystalvaults
. com / crystal-encyclopedia / larimar – please remove the spaces, I’ve
written it like this due to issues with posts not appearing in the tags if they
contain external links)
“Larimar is the embodiment of the tranquil Sea and Sky
This immediately reminds me of both Lapis and Peridot. Lapis, of course, has complete control of the
sea and she can fly – and Peridot can
also fly when she has her limb enhancers (as well as being the pilot of the
Hand Ship in Jailbreak).
“It brings the ancient wisdom
“Larimar is one of the cardinal Water element stones, yet is
born of Fire in its volcanic origins”
The fact that Larimar has volcanic origins is extremely interesting when you consider
that real-life Peridot can be formed in the earth’s mantle (along with
Peridotite) – which is something that Peridot herself mentioned in Gem Drill! We also have the connection to water again as
well, making it have relevance to Lapis too.
“Larimar cools tempers and calms fears, relieves stress…”
“Larimar is a crystal of serenity, promoting relaxation in
“Larimar is a powerful emotional cleanser and healer,
especially for phobias, panic attacks, stress-related imbalances, and excessive
anger or fear”
“It helps us moderate aggressiveness and deal with rage”
So, it could greatly benefit both Lapis and Peridot. They’ve both had more than their fair share
of stress and fear, and are both prone to exhibiting very bad tempers and/or aggressive
behaviour at times (with Peridot’s explosive tantrums, and Lapis’ brooding and often
“The more intense the blue and contrast within the [Larimar]
stone, the rarer and higher its value”
This jumps out at me for the fact that this principle also
applies to real-life Lapis Lazuli. Incidentally,
Lapis in the show also has a Gem that’s pure blue (as opposed to having any
“Larimar is a wonderful stone for mothers”
If you interpret Pumpkin as being the Lapidot “child”, then
this certainly takes on some relevancy!
Especially considering Peridot’s comment in Gem Harvest about missing the “pitter-patter of full-sized Gem
soldiers” (a reference to the expression “hearing the pitter-patter of tiny
feet”, which is used when talking about people who are imminently going to have
a child) when explaining why she and Lapis decided to grow their field of
vegetables in the first place.
“As a soothing Water element stone, Larimar cools hot
tempers and guides excessive passion into peace”
Peridot has generally become much calmer since being around Lapis, and
seems much more settled nowadays. Her
passionate side is still there, but it’s very much being used for good and
peaceful activities nowadays (such as “meep morp” and vegetable-growing). Could a fusion into Larimar with Lapis help
to further calm her, then?
“Larimar is an excellent stone for finding a soulmate”
As Peridot and Lapis barely leave each others’ side, I don’t
feel like this point needs any explanation.
“It facilitates the healing of unresolved issues or fears,
trauma to the heart, or past-life relationships”
I like the idea that Larimar can help with trauma –
considering that Lapis has had a very traumatic life and would appear to be
suffering from PTSD and depression as a result of this. I know the article here is referring to “past-life”
relationships, but it could still hold some relevance when you consider the
living nightmare in Lapis’ past that was Malachite.
“Larimar assists in identifying self-imposed limitations and
self-sabotaging behavior, especially toward martyrdom, and encourages taking
control of one’s life. It is particularly useful in admitting guilt, when
guilty, and in bringing about a sense of peace in truthfulness.”
Lapis started to express real guilt for her past actions in Alone At Sea (one such action, of
course, was effectively martyring herself in order to protect Steven from
Jasper - but deliberately hurting Jasper in the process). There’s a lot of horror in her
past that she still needs a helping hand to cope with. Likewise, I believe that Peridot is also burdened
with a lot of guilt for some of her past actions; which is something that she
appears to be bottling up.
Therefore, fusing into Larimar could help them both to make
peace with themselves and begin to let go of their pasts.
“It aids in breaking down the walls one has built around the
heart for defense, and allows for emotional release and the clearing of deep
emotional patterns. It helps one to reconnect to a previous, more natural state
of playfulness and joyful childlike energy”
I feel like this also has a lot of relevancy.
Again, Peridot is bottling a lot of things up – and quite
often, Lapis appears to be putting up a front in order to hide her inner
turmoil. The pair of them do have a lot
of playful energy at times, so Larimar could encourage (and completely embody)
“It emanates vivaciousness, humor, and a sense of one’s own
Peridot is the definition of vivacious! She and Lapis also have a shared sense of
humour (as seen in Gem Harvest, in
particular) – and Lapis wields an insurmountable
power over water.
“Light blue crystals [such as Larimar] help us accept the
life we have, develop patience, reconcile differences, or seek forgiveness. They’re
excellent for recovery efforts from addictions or destructive patterns, aid in
curbing tempers, and help us become more dependable and cheerful. Light blue
crystals also assist in dealing with grief, letting go of the past, and curing
I really think that this speaks for itself.
“[It] tempers excess, restores
calm after a storm, relieves stress, and neutralizes extremes”
This scene in particular was both a metaphorical and literal “calm after the storm”.
“Larimar also utilizes … a fresh, welcome energy that
moves us to serenity as new growth and life emerges. It brings hope, discovery
Much like Lapis and Peridot having a fresh start on Earth,
discovering this wonderful new planet together… and even creating new life
Small tip if you want to reblog a post with its tags
Okay so a lil thing that happens once in a while is people wanting to keep my tags comments on my posts when they reblog (I do tend to rant a LOT in my tags haha). While it’s not a big deal and this is in no way meant to call you out if you do it, as the creator it can be a teeny bit disorienting because the tags are where I often talk about my personal opinions/feelings while creating the piece.
So if I see someone reblog it and they copy all my tags into their tags, when I read the tags of the post (which I do pretty much all the time), I get a lil shock bc I see someone who isn’t me talking about the art piece like they drew it (in my own words).
AGAIN, not a huge deal but here’s a tiny tip on how to keep those tags in your reblog without freaking out the artist, that also gives you a place to put YOUR comments and differentiate the two ^ ^
First, copy all the tags.
THEN, instead of pasting them into the actual tags section, copy them into the text comments section of your reblog. They’ll still show up with hashmarks and it’ll be very clear that they’re originally tags!
After the tags, add who the tags are from, your source. For example, just: Source @yukipri works for me, or if you want to specify that I’m the original poster (instead of just someone else’s cool comments you found) Source OP, @yukipri etc. You can also add tags from people other than the OP!
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