Estelle hates pig tails, she’s willing to try out any hairstyle at least once but after years of having her mother force her into it on the grounds of it being “cute”, she grew to despise it. It didn’t help that while she was in school she got made fun of for them and the kids would occasionally pull on her “tails” and call her a Lopunny (because apparently pig tails = the ears of a Lopunny). She also refuses to use that style on the Pokemon she grooms, due to her logic of not wanting the Pokemon to be ridiculed like he was, her colleagues thinks she’s crazy
Can we talk about how much I love Steven Universe?! And completely putting aside how awesome the actual show is, let’s talk about the diversity for a second.
¾ of the main cast are actors of color!
Estelle as Garnet
Michael Dietz as Amethyst
Deedee Magno as Pearl
AND one of the four main characters (and really the best one, IMO) is a black woman with a badass afro!
WHO IS ALSO not just queer, but is the embodiment and personification of the lesbian relationship between two characters.
Ruby and Sapphire (yes, I know gems are technically genderless, but they identify/present as women and use she/her and ultimately that’s what the audience sees, so it’s still important queer female representation)
Whose voice actors are also POC women
Charlyne Yi (Ruby) and Erica Luttrell (Sapphire)
And there’s definitely some Les Yay/implied romantic feelings between Pearl and Rose Quartz, if one-sided (Pearl).
Rose and Pearl fuse into Rainbow Quartz
Actually, a lot of the fusions are incredibly Les Yay:
Garnet and Amethyst fuse into Sugilite
And there are so many side characters of color:
The Fish Stew Pizza Family
And so many great guest stars of color:
Godfrey (Kofi Pizza)
Reagan Gomez-Preston (Jenny Pizza)
Toks Olagundoye (Nanefua Pizza)
Sinbad (Mr. Smiley)
Matthew Moy (Lars)
Kimberly Brooks (Jasper)
And one amazing mega superstar of color as a very memorable character:
Nicki Minaj (Sugilite)
AND Steven’s love interest is an Indian-American girl
All of this is just to say how nice it is to look at a cast and character list and see such diversity. And the show is just so freaking spectacular. It really stands in stark comparison to those projects where characters are whitewashed and the casting director throws out the old “we hired the best person for the job” line and it’s some bland white person who can’t act themselves out of a paper bag.
YAY Steven Universe, and YAY Rebecca Sugar the FIRST WOMAN to create a show for Cartoon Network (and she’s not even 30 yet!)!
So because elves are Magic they don’t get cold like Legolas was hopping on snow drifts without proper shoes even. but Elrond is half human so what if he gets… chilly. Like not hypothermia or anything, but chilly like you wish you had brought a jacket. And the other elves see Elrond shiver like one time and flip the fuck out and just imagine: