Louis Agassiz - Earth’s Crust with the Evolutionary History of the Species, “Comparative Physiology”, 1851.

This diagrammatic history of life, proposed by Swiss-American naturalist Louis Agassiz, is very different from Darwin’s. Agassiz, an opponent of Darwin’s theory of evolution, shows the beginning of time as the center of a circle and the present day as the perimeter. According to a divine plan, different groups of animals appear in the various “spokes” of the wheel and then go extinct. Humans enter only in the outermost layer, and at the top, as the crowning achievement of all Creation.

Jasper: You can’t manipulate me Rose Quartz!

Steven: I- I’m not manipulating, I’m trying to help!

Jasper: Help..? Help?! I’ve been fighting from the second I broke free of the Earth’s Crust, because of what YOU did to my colony! Because of what YOU did to my planet! Because of what YOU did to my Diamond!

Steven: I… Yellow Diamond?

Jasper: Wha… My Diamond! Your Diamond! PINK DIAMOND!!!


I’ve been fighting since I broke free from the Earth’s crust-Because of what you did to my colony, because of what you did to my planet, because of what you did to my Diamond– My Diamond… Your Diamond… Pink Diamond!

these were originally gonna be in a longer video [that “i do love you” meme on youtube] but i saw someone had already done the thing with jasper in a similar way to what i had in mind and eventually i just sorta lost motivation to continue the project =w=;; figured i’d post em here anyways tho!!

My bones are mountains.
My tears, rushing rivers.
The earth’s crust is my skin.
Trees adorn my head.
The sun, moon, and stars
Are in my eyes.
The ether of the Universe is my breath.
Separateness is an illusion.
I am all things and all things are me.
—  Anya Phenix

sometimes i dance, alone, to music no-one can hear but me. when i dance i feel the beat of the earth’s own heart rise through my feet and legs, through my loins and belly and into my chest, until my own heart beats in time with the earth’s. 

then i wonder if you feel it too, beneath that portion of the earth’s crust where you stand, or walk, or lie, or dance too. because always, when i’m dancing, i’m dancing with you. *✧


cartoon meme: [2/5] antagonists ✩ jasper

“earth… is a prison. and i got out because i’m better than this place. i only came back to finish you off. you can’t manipulate me rose quartz!… i’ve been fighting since i broke free from the earth’s crust! because of what you did to my colony, because of what you did to my planet, because of what you did to my diamond! my diamond… your diamond… pink diamond!”

shklance headcanons

shiro and keith fall for each other, slow and burning. like magma beneath the earth’s crust, steadily shifting the world around them.

and lance? lance falls for them both, sudden and searing. like a meteor breaking through the atmosphere and crashing into a new world.

their love is a refreshing rush, but strong and ever flowing. like the rivers that carve away at mountains, marking their memory into the earth forever.

geology professor: *points at a diagram of the earth’s interior, crust to core* isn’t it amazing? no one’s ever been below that relatively incredibly thin layer of cooled rock and dirt at the top

me, at the back of the class: *knowing smile*

Granite gneiss

Slab of granite from Homagama, Sri Lanka, displayed at the Smithsonian Museum of Natural History. Washington, DC.

From the accompanying caption: “The cold slab of polished gneiss belies its hot tortuous past. The multicolored layers are visible testimony that the original rock – a granite – was deformed, metamorphosed, and partly melted deep inside the Earth’s crust.”

What's Yellow Diamond hiding?

So the Cluster was left inside the Earth’s crust after the rebellion and YD hoped it would destroy the planet and with it every memory of the rebellion/PD. But what did she intend to do with the Cluster afterwards? Did she just think it’d be cool to have an all-powerful, planet-destroying geo-weapon? Or did she want to use it on someone - or something - else?
And her line in What’s The Use Of Feeling, Blue, “Let’s make a plan of attack” - what’s up with that? Attack who or what? Most likely not Earth, since she considered it already doomed at that point.
Also, Peridot said something that appearently Homeworld’s resources were slowly but surely running out. Of course that had to happen at some point, since Homeworlds destructive way of living isn’t exactly sustainable, but come on - it’s the UNIVERSE, they’d always find more planets to exploit. Unless something - or someone - is hindering them. Could it be that Homeworld itself is fighting another war with an entirely unknown race?