aries: passionate verging on obsessive. defensive of both themselves and the people they love. few layers; what you see is more or less what you get. good-hearted, intelligent. always up for a challenge, but becomes stressed out very easily and handles stress very poorly. even when they’re tired, they somehow seem so alert and two steps ahead of you. responsible. they prefer to lead and lead very well. interesting, competitive, loyal. although they like to be correct and love to prove people wrong, more than anything they just want someone to listen and expand on their point, not disagree with it. romantic but they like to pretend that they aren’t. they seek instant gratification and hate doing things that they’re not naturally great at (but they’re naturally great at a lot). can be very self-absorbed, but it’s not conscious. so loving and so lovely. the yang to my yin, the storm to my calm. a friend who completes me.
taurus: extremely nice, and they never want to hurt anybody’s feelings, so they tend to skirt around the truth or omit their opinion. truly, genuinely kind, the sort of person you hope will always stay in your life, the sort of person you feel like you really need. dependable, hardworking, stable. they have been through a lot, but looking at them, you wouldn’t know it. will ultimately put themselves before you (which is a good thing), but is always there for you when they can be. very realistic; they know what they can achieve and expect themselves to do so. private to a fault, and doesn’t usually express their feelings. there is something about their soul that makes me smile whenever i think of them. one of the people i love most in this world. my equal, the friend who i hope knows how much i love them.
gemini: endlessly charming, supportive, and brave. always wants to make everyone happy, often at the expense of their own desires, so they’ll do things they don’t want to do but be kind of grouchy about it, leading others to believe that they are picky and that they change their mind too much. frequently changes the details of a story to either make it more interesting or get out of trouble. wants more than anything to see and experience the good in the world but is very often a victim of the bad. overly-trusting. they can make any experience memorable, and they are the most fun you’ll ever have. quite self-critical but they also know that they have a certain power over people. forgetful, tolerant, warm. often feels quite overwhelmed and may not handle this feeling wisely. crazy but kind. the one whom words fail to describe. the biggest piece of my heart, my mother.
cancer: both friendly and intimidating. difficult to read. patient and cooperative but more often than not, they think their idea/opinion is better than yours. very, very smart. super dependable, so sensitive, hold grudges like it’s their life’s calling. courageous. behave very differently around authority figures, likes being seen as innocent and cute. they will keep your secrets but they will kind of hold them over you, and they tend to taunt others by saying, “i know [x] about [y] and you don’t.” very funny, dark, and sarcastic once you get to know them, but initially sweet and sugary. survivalists; they protect themselves first and their loved ones second and don’t really care about everyone else. friendly. once they’re in a relationship, they become rather absorbed by it and neglect the other parts of their life. dramatic, obsessive. rather strong-willed. when they’re having an off day, get out of their way. they will never forget anything you tell them. they see life as an inside joke. my figurative fraternal twin. the friend who is just like me but whom i’ll never understand.
leo: impressively loving, astonishingly generous, the whole universe in one person. soft and loud, wild and cautious. they are full of power, grace, and energy, and they awaken within you the sense that you are good and that you can do whatever you want to do. even when they’re quiet, their presence is felt. very self-critical, constantly questioning their worth. always in need of validation, which is why they like to be the center of attention; in order to know that they’re a star, they require a standing ovation. they want to love themselves, they need to love themselves. such a romantic, wants to be wooed and adored, and they’ll gladly return the favor. soothing. they are so easy to trust, but they are more careful with their own secrets than they seem. they love with every bone in their body. they want, more than anything, a best friend. loyal, inventive, go-getters. great listeners. can somehow empathize with every situation, but are mildly obsessed with themselves. love winning. my idol, the part of myself i hope i grow into, my aunt.
virgo: hilarious, dependable, treats you like their kid. trustworthy, sympathetic. they are fascinating and unique, but they are too attached to their own magic. more obsessive than they like to think they are. they take criticism very well, perhaps because they dish it out even better. level-headed but aspirational. they prefer to be the less loving one in all of their relationships. feels guilty for feeling sad or emotional. curious and interested. can talk for hours if you let them. kind and smart, wants to be special and different from everyone else. treats the people closest to them the worst. believes in tough love. loves to joke and be sarcastic but usually takes it a few steps too far. perfectionistic, which leads them to put little effort into things that they feel they can’t do flawlessly. the one i protect who thinks they’re protecting me. the friend whom i loved right away.
libra: angelic, enchanting, sweet. picky. they are so afraid of offending someone that they have to know someone really likes them before they’ll be honest with them. so many layers. funny and diligent. treats everyone like their best friend, but when you are their best friend, there is just something so slightly different about how they treat you, something that makes you feel amazing. good at everything. completely unable to make decisions. gossipers. they want to like everyone, but they just don’t. absolutely hates saying no, but will do it if it’s 100% necessary. sleepy and goofy around people they love. works hard to look good, trendy. smart, fair. nervous around authority figures. fearful of loss and of growing up. secret control freaks. they are at once youthful and wise. crazy patient on the outside, just crazy on the inside. always somewhere on my mind, the one who i was always meant to know. my very best friend, my soul’s sister.
scorpio: the best listener. truly wants to know everything about you. extremely devoted, passionate. knows you very, very well. so funny, so kind. will stick with you through thick and thin, always on your side. gives great advice. the person across the room who you can’t stop staring at. secretive, fearful, romantic. both observant and judgmental. will hate you for judging them while they judge you. their heart is bigger than anyone else’s, and all they really want is to fill it to its brim with love. very often the sidekick, but they stand out to me. they are quite obsessive and they rarely wait for explanations. they want to own the people they love. intuitive. loves you soooo much. impossible to know fully. deep, powerful. the ocean flows inside them, yet all too often that ocean is stormy. the person many people think i am, the person i sometimes i wish i was. my confidante, my partner in crime, my heart, my friend.
sagittarius: the most supportive and dependable person on the planet. an amazing friend, the best person to have in your corner. honest and disorganized, friendly and capable. very quick to anger and has a hard time admitting they’re wrong. devotes themselves wholly and completely to their partner and puts them on a pedestal, but once they’ve moved on, they’ve really moved on. tends to succeed, lucky. has a hard time seeing the truth of a situation and often must be told what’s really going on. charismatic and caring, overly generous. can spread themselves thin. guided chiefly by morals which they never abandon. has a strong sense of right and wrong (specifically, they’re right, you’re wrong). my backbone, my other mother.
capricorn: pensive and stoic. has a brain that never stops going. they wake up every morning in the climax of a novel they’ve written in their sleep. loyal, just, intimidating. cold and private. mean to people who are mean to them. shuts down entirely for seemingly no reason. the wisest of all. mature. silently romantic. victim of their thoughts. intense, original. they want someone to fall really deeply in love with them, but they close themselves off to everyone. admires the beauty of the world, moved by small details that many people miss. always thinking of the future, no matter how good the present is. judgmental. wants to be better than everyone else. exceptionally smart. often falling apart on the inside. can think themselves into sickness, into joy, into anything. loves to be alone, hates more than anything to be lonely. soft on the inside. the best leaders but they don’t like to lead. kind-hearted and always doubting it. immensely fatalistic. the dreamy head behind my eyes. myself.
aquarius: very patient. analytical, detached. they have favorite people and things and they will be honest about who and what these favorites are. they love you, they just can’t tell you. wants to be cared for without caring in return. easy to talk to, somehow always makes you feel safe. impressive intellect. generous with the people they love. genuinely good, inspiring. easily overwhelmed. resorts to humor when offended. doesn’t try very hard to act like they like someone they hate. wants to be special. artificially nice to authority figures. can be surprisingly mean without intending to. very good liars. super funny. compliments mean a lot coming from them. the person i forget i am, the friend i should talk to more.
pisces: kind-hearted, funny. to really know them, you kind of have to know them forever. so easy to love. hates to think about the difficulties of the world and prefers to just have fun. very much in the present and tries not to think about the future. as such, they sometimes behave without thinking and wind up messing things up for themselves. they tend to be kind of lazy in regards to some things and extremely passionate in regards to others; there isn’t a lot of balance. can be very mean and very angry. won’t apologize first when you’ve made them mad. must express themselves in some way. no matter how much they say that they love you, they always love you more than that. quite sensitive, hates few things more than being called annoying. super generous, always wants to be there for you but hates not being able to make you happier. truly the sweetest. my favorite person, my brother.
some voltron future season predictions for literally no other reason than potential gloating rights a year and a half from now:
each of the voltron lions were forged on different planets and made from unique materials.
ala black lion = guardian of the sky; came from a meteor that crashed on the Galra home planet
one of the lions will be badly damaged and they have to take it back to it’s home planet for repairs
haggar has a strong personal grudge against allura (or alfor) and thats why she turned against altea
possibly also an evil aunt, just saying
keith’s dad is not only still alive but hiding out somewhere in space, I would put money on him showing up in person in future seasons.
this would also go along with the ‘keith’s dad left him’ theory since he might have literally just been carried off into space.
he’s probably still kinda an asshole tho
i don’t trust him
another one of the original voltron paladins is alive, possibly a recluse in some far corner of the galaxy
possibly one of those crazy wise old people that teach life changing lessons to those they encounter.
i hope it’s the blue paladin and lance
alfor survived the attack on altea. we didn’t see him die so in my book, he ain’t dead. at the very least the time between when alfor put allura in the pod and when altea was destroyed is important and what happened there will be revealed to us before the end of the show.
he even says ‘if all goes well i will see you again soon’ to allura right before he knocks her out !!! that man had a plan !!!!!!!!!!!
coran was probably in on whatever alfor did bc he was put into the cyropod after allura, likely on alfor’s request to watch after her.
Hunk is going to go through some kind of heartbreaking tragedy that becomes his will to fight
I say this because Hunk is the only one of the paladins who doesn’t have a Reason for doing what he is doing yet. (Shiro = revenge on zarkon, keeping his team safe, + just being the kind of good person who literally wouldn’t rest until he knew the galaxy was safe. Lance = his desire to protect earth and to return home to his family. Keith = his quest for knowledge about himself and his past, Pidge = her need to rescue her missing family members, ect.) so maybe his Reason™ is actually going to happen real-time, all the more heartbreaking.
Lance and Keith will get stuck alone together somewhere and have to work as a team to make their way back to the ship.
it will be gay.
they will bond and lance will actually remember it this time
Lance will attempt to sacrifice himself for one of his team members
A paladin (probably Keith) will run away and then proceed be tracked down mercilessly by the rest of the team and there is a heartfelt reunion scene where at least 2 people cry (not including me)
somebody important to Keith dies. likely his mom or dad. because he’s tragic like that.
listen the fuck up it better not be shiro because i will FIGHT
Pidge will find Matt but not her dad. they have to team up to save him.
alternatively: they find Matt but he doesn’t remember anything about Pidge or himself (just like how Shiro still hasn’t regained all his memories but Worse)
Lance accidentally commits some kind of grave alien cultural offense and gets thrown in space jail, the team has to spend the rest episode working to save him before he’s executed.
Lance befriends his cellmate who turns out to be the Important Person the team came to find in the first place.
Keith gets attached to a cute, tiny alien pet and immediately risks his life for it
Kaltenecker returns, she lives in the castle in her own grazing pasture. Lance takes care of her and has full on conversations with her daily. like a living cow diary.
that’s all tune in next season to see if i bathe in the fountains of glory or return a Fool to my people
The new Steven Bomb is crazy
story-wise. So much is
revealed, especially on the Diamonds, and we get an inside look at
some of the aspects of Homeworld’s society. The last episode is
particularly rich in terms of background and character development.
Let’s focus on the core scene from That Will Be
All : Yellow Diamond’s
Rebecca Sugar said she wanted to
explore how different individuals deal with grief. Blue grieves by
constantly remembering Pink through the Zoo which she keeps active as
a reminder of her presence.
Yellow tries to use
her song as a way to bring Blue back to her duties and make her leave the old
memories behind. But the entire song defeats that purpose. Yellow is
equally affected by Pink’s absence even though she expresses it very
differently. Their difference of personality is actually first
conveyed through their outer appearances. Blue is tear-shaped, even
her eyes look like they are falling, making her personality lean
towards melancholy and lingering feelings. Yellow is much more
guided by actions hence her neatly squared shape. Their ships’ form capture
this difference quite well.
The first part of the song is
devoted to Yellow’s refusal of feeling because it is an obstacle to action :
her song is mainly constituted of questions leading to the most
important one : What’s the use of feeling, Blue ?
: in Homeworld’s vision, what you are and what you are to do in
society are the same thing. The
« use » is at the core of the Diamonds’ society. The idea of having a purpose in the gems’ society has been
addressed several times, especially by Rose : “When a gem is made,
it’s for a reason, they burst out of the ground already knowing
what they’re supposed to be and… that’s what they are forever”
(Greg the babysitter).
This is also the issue Amethyst deals with back in Steven
VS Amethyst “Hah…I know
what’s wrong with me. I’m not supposed to be small”.
everything needs to do something,
if there is no result then there is no use. The equivalence between
the use and the being is quite explicited in the song : A
army as a use, they can go and fight a war A Sapphire has a use,
she can tell you what it’s for A Agate terrifies, a Lapis
terraforms : here the link is
even stronger because of the direct association of the type of gem
and the verb of action which qualifies them.
shows just how enclosed the society is in its very foundations. But it also
means that the Diamonds are not free. They could have been tyrants
doing whatever they please. But no, the Diamonds are bound by the
exact same rule :
Where’s their Diamond when they need her, Blue ? :
this is a clear reproach. You’ve got to be a leader
We clearly see the similarity between an
Agate terrifies and you’ve got to BE a
leader, Blue. This casts a slightly different light on the
Diamonds. Of course they are still tyranical villains and Ruby is
there to remind us for that (”I can’t believe all that stuff about
Blue Diamond being merciful! She’s a shatterer!”, Gem Heist.) Nonetheless we can’t ignore the fact that the burden of their own society
system still weights on their shoulders. This allows a possibility
for the future. Now the Diamonds do not know they are being seen by
Steven and Greg, and through them, by the viewer. This is the perfect
configuration to expose their flaws and weaknesses. This is where
Yellow’s purpose is defeated. By pondering on feeling, she herself remembers Pink and grieves even though she hides better than Blue. The
central rupture is here :
Yes of course we
still love her and we’re always
thinking of her…
The we means she
identifies with Blue, she shares her grief. This first recognition is
immediatly followed by a return of action and how feeling blocks
But now there’s nothing we can do so
tell me what’s the use of feeling Blue ?
admits her feelings at the end of the song :
Oh yes of
course we still her and we’re
always thinking of her Don’t you know I miss
her too ?
We clearly see the shift from the we to
the I, allowing Yellow to sing in her own name. This
progressive acceptance of feeling is very well emphasized by the
music : the sudden speeding up at the end reflects how Yellow is
trapped in her own song and overwhelming grief. Yellow is not only
expressing her pain through her words, she also feels it physically, through her voice and posture.
She then repeats what’s the use of feeling for
herself, trying to convince herself.
The disposition of the lyrics shows
that Yellow is not quite ready to leave the past behind despite what
she says :
Start looking forward and stop
looking back !
If Yellow really didn’t
understand feeling, the two segments would have been reversed. The
fact that she ends on looking back precisely triggers her
While she tells Blue that feeling is basically
useless for their role, she herself expresses feelings. This is
already quite apparent from the chorus and title : what’s the use of
feeling, Blue ? If you understand it
with the comma, it’s about the refusal of feeling but since it is
sung, you hear at the same time what’s the use of feeling
blue ? which accepts the very concept of feeling in the first
What is actually quite paradoxical is that Diamonds are
actually capable of feeling when the humans from the Zoo don’t even
know “what hurt is” (The Zoo). Diamonds seem more human
than the humans. This « flaw », when a Diamond is
supposed to be perfect, may allow assomptions on a possible
way to treat with the Diamonds other than fighting, since shattering
them is out of the question in the Steven era.
this song stages is the role of the Pearls. It has been mentioned a
few times now that Pearls act as servants in Homeworld and our
Pearl’s poor treatment by Holly Blue during the episodes reflects it.
Now the Diamonds’ Pearls seem quite different. They act like
some kind of confidantes as you may find them in old plays. This type
of character usually is the servant of the noble or royal person and
allows them to relieve their inner thoughts. It is quite apparent in
this scene because of Yellow taking them in her hand and them
actually singing together : they support the song and accompagny it
with their dancing.
So, nice try Yellow but don’t we all know that
singing is always about feeling in SU ?
PS : The lack of
any mention of White Diamond is unsettling…