so i had an insight about Jasper

so we know that Jasper popped out of her hole perfect. she is the Perfect Gem™. the biggest. the strongest. the toughest. the quartziest. even her hole is perfect.

and i realized, i know what that feels like.

i was a Smart Kid™. sure, i didn’t pop out of my hole perfect; i was also a Weird Kid™. but i was constantly told that i was smarter than other kids. that i was even a little bit better than other kids. i always heard “you’re too smart for the public schools!” “you’ve got the vocabulary of a kid twice your age!” “other kids don’t know as much as you.” “you shouldn’t correct people (but you are right).”

and i’d bet dollars to dolomite that that’s what Jasper heard too.

because Jasper, as we see her after Alone At Sea, is obsessed with strength. she’ll do anything to feel strong again.

beg back the gem who imprisoned her and tortured her? yup.

assemble an army of insane monsters? yup.

fuse with an insane monster just for more power? yup.

and that reminds me of things i’ve done. to me, this doesn’t look like a Jasper Is Obsessive thing. to me, this looks like someone who was constantly told they were good at something being confronted with a problem that they can’t solve.

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Jasper couldn’t defeat the Crystal Gems, despite being the Perfect Gem™ (because her strength wasn’t the right kind of strength necessary to defeat them). i struggled since i hit my sophomore year of high school, despite being a Smart Kid™ (because my intelligence wasn’t the right kind of intelligence necessary to solve these problems). like hell i turned to external aids and used every underhanded trick i could in order to maintain my status as Smart. Jasper reminds me of myself, in that she is doing everything she can to maintain her status as Perfect.

i don’t think it’s just the Rubies who were so impressed with Jasper. i think all Homeworld was impressed with Jasper. “The Facet 9 Kindergarten Quartz That Could.” “popped out of the ground with her helmet on.” “took out eighty Crystal Gems before the sun went down.” that’s what she heard her entire life.

so Jasper couldn’t let anybody down. she had to be Perfect. and that’s why she did the things she did.

Isn’t it remarkable, Steven? This world is full of so many possibilities. Each living thing has an entirely unique experience. The sights they see, the sounds they hear. The lives they live are so complicated… and so simple. I can’t wait for you to join them. Steven, we can’t both exist. I’m going to become half of you. And I need you to know that every moment you love being yourself, that’s me, loving you and loving being you. Because you’re going to be something extraordinary. You’re going to be a human being.

listen we need to talk more abt aaron i love aaron minyard here r some headcanons thanks

  • 5 bucks says that just how andrew loves sweets aaron loves salty food but he wont admit it
  • kevin hates them both for it
  • “aaron why are there 5 family size bags of salt n vinegar chips in the pantry” “wasnt me” “AARON MINYARD FOR THE LOVE OF-”
  • one of the first things that brings him and andrew together is the mutual hatred of chocolate covered chips because honestly thats so extra
  • he loves animals? like him and katelyn end up w a huge aquarium and a dog and i will bet my life that the aquarium was 100% him idea
  • he loves his fish he names them all talks to them when no ones looking
  • hes honest to god such a nerd he’ll talk ur ear off abt neuroscience 
  • u gotta get him drunk first though 
  • but he’ll do it
  • speaking of aaron as a doctor i bet u he decides to go into a career which has to do w/drug abuse and neurological disorders
  • because he knows thats what happened to his mother, a huge part of his life’s been fucked up by drug abuse and he wants to help everyone he can to get out of it
  • and he does he helps so many people and not just as a doctor like he starts to open up
  • to his patients at first, telling himself he’s doing it just to make them feel better
  • but thats half a lie, because he’s doing it for himself as well
  • and it gets easier and easier to talk about and just aaron minyard coming to terms with his past and using it to help other people and to convince them theyre not alone and that things get better
  • anYWAYS
  • he moves to chicago with katelyn right 
  • and they both love navy pier and katelyn always teases him
  • “are you sure youre tall enough for this ride?”
  • and it ends in them throwing popcorn at each other and laughing and watching the sun set over the water
  • and he ends up fixing his relationship with nicky because theyve always been more close than not but it wasnt as real 
  • he starts talking to him more (him and andrew) and realizes that honestly? family isnt so bad
  • (he wouldnt dare say that in front of andrew)
  • theyre both invited to his wedding and he cries because?? he’s marrying the girl hes in love with and thats one family and the foxes are there and thats another family and nicky and andrew are a third and hes surrounded by people that care about him 

basically i want aaron to be happy and he WILL be bye

Rhysand Explaining Plans to Feyre:

Ian Somerhalder will Always be Rhysand in my head❤️