“How can the human eye can see more shades of green than any other color? ‘Cause of predators. Used to be, monkeys we were, right? And in the woods, in the jungle, everything’s green. So in order to not get eaten by panthers and bears and the like, we had to be able to see them, you know, in the grass, and trees and such. Predators” Fargo 1x4: Eating the blame.

ALSO i’m really feeling the theory that because of Jasper’s “a defective pearl” comment we can infer that pearls are not a Unique Gem or whatever and that there are more pearls out there. Due to how pearls are formed, non geologically, and nowadays usually purposefully made and farmed, i’m guessing homeworld gems synthetically mass-manufacture pearls in a manner different from all other gems (aka kindergarten growing) without any regards for any uniqueness or sense of self. Just tons and tons of pearls. And considering the properties of pearls, they’re actually very soft minerals. Pearls are definitely not made to go to battle in a militaristic society like the gems. so they were probably made for general labor and servitude and things like that, depending on the placement of their gem. i’m guessing our Pearl was made for engineering or some other forward-thinking task because of her gem placement.

and it fits in line with all of rose’s Crystal Gems being misfits of some kind. garnet’s clearly taboo fusion choice, amethyst was obviously just abandoned at the kindergarten because she turned out wrong, and pearl simply existing outside of the role she was made for marks her as defective in gem society.