even though it's from a clip

trueromantic1  asked:

Klaroline + they find out dragons exist/aren't extinct when Caroline accidentally finds herself with a pet dragon

More of the mini drabble prompts from a couple weeks ago! I went full on with the magic school thing here. Sorrynotsorry.

Have It All

When Caroline’s newest student, a young boy from a coven in remote part of Sweden that was exhibiting abilities his parent’s didn’t know how to deal with, had shown up with a blue enameled box as a gift Caroline hadn’t been able to turn it down. He’d smiled, sweet and shy, and told her in heavily accented English that he was looking forward to beginning to learn and left the box on her desk while one of her assistants set out to introduce him to the other kids in his age group.

She’d studied the box for a minute, held it up to the light to admire the vivid blues and swirling silvers that decorated it. It had been remarkably heavy, she’d noted and she’d been searching for a latch when someone had knocked at her office door.

Running a school meant precious little time to kick back and relax, Caroline had found. She was forever on her feet putting out (sometimes literal) fires. She’d set the box aside once she’d returned to her office, buckled down to do some of her endless piles of paperwork, and forgotten all about it

Until it had begun to move. On its own.

Now, a couple years ago Caroline might have screamed bloody murder. Her nerves were made of sterner stuff now that she was often surrounded by tiny people with extreme, sometimes uncontrollable, power at their disposal. She merely pushes back her chair, eyeing the box perched innocently on a bookshelf under the window.

She’d been subject to a prank or two and while little Valter Andersson didn’t seem the type to attempt to make an entrance but maybe that had been on purpose, an attempt to lull her into a false sense of security by hiding his true shit disturber nature.

Magical kids were definitely crafty.

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The Parisian Girl

JuminV Week Day 6 Prompt: First Kiss

My last fic for JuminV week. This is set in Vabverse (between Shelter and VAB), but that isn’t necessary knowledge to understand and enjoy it. This fic is about V’s regrets in every instance he never revealed his true feelings to Jumin. (AO3)

On the regular occasion that he looked back on his life, there were a lot of things Jihyun could honestly say he regretted.

As a student in Paris, he spent many hours walking the streets, going out of his way to capture it on film. It was only after he returned home, having spent years examining each and every angle of the city, that he realised he did not have a single one of the Eiffel Tower. And only after leaving did he understand that he had come to use it as an anchor.

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so, about that AU where prompto is son of the emperor

it is a simple fact that the folks on the kink meme are geniuses and heroes

Behind him, he can hear Gladio yelling for him to slow down, get back - but Noctis ignores him, warps the last few metres to the door of the throne room and bursts inside. He doesn’t know what he expects to see. He knows what he fears, but - 

The throne room is not destroyed in the aftermath of a bloody battle. Prince Aldercapt isn’t laid open on the floor, which was Noct’s best case scenario five minutes ago. His father isn’t - his father is fine, sitting straight and regal on his throne, Clarus at his shoulder while Noct’s would-be fiance kneels on one knee before him, head bowed, flanked by Highwind and that strange magitek soldier.

“Dad!” Noct calls out. He’s vaguely aware of Gladio and Ignis coming to a halt just past the door. “What - ”

His dad lifts a hand and for once, Noctis obeys the order for silence. Aldercapt cranes his head back, blue eyes staring straight into Noct’s for a moment before he returns his attention to the king.

“This is gonna be kind of hard to believe,” Aldercapt says, the words tumbling from his mouth in a nervous stutter, “I mean I probably wouldn’t believe me myself but - ”

The magitek soldier raises its arms and Aldercapt cuts himself off, but even as Clarus’ hand falls to the hilt of his sword and Noctis tenses in preparation to summon, all it does is take off its helmet to reveal tightly braided blonde hair and… a face so achingly familiar from news clips and rare photographs carefully pressed between the pages of their shared diary.

“What he means, your Majesty,” Luna says, “Is please, just hear us out.”

Luna?” Noctis says in confusion. It feels as though the world has just turned upside down, but it’s almost a relief compared to the panic and desperation of the last half hour. “Why are you - what’s going on?”

Highwind makes a short, contemptuous noise. “Haven’t you figured it out, Highness?”

“We’re, uh,” Aldercapt starts, looking almost sheepish as he rises to his feet, “We’re committing treason.”

oh yeah, ive mentioned this a really long time ago actually!! ive even been looking to see how hard/time consuming of a project it would be to pull audio clips from other sources the voice actors have been in to add more random dialogue. i felt like arcade had so little, but it also turns out a few lines are locked until you get into his quest. i think with vulpes it might actually have to do with intelligence though, because arcade is the only one who recognizes him. and with fnv i think its more like conversations are between you and the npc only, companions dont/cant interact, so i guessed boone doesnt know the courier gets the mark of caesar. meanwhile fo4 has the cinematic approach and voiced protags so its more natural and easier to let the companions interlude between conversations between player/npc. like when you take arcade to the fort, he does react but it isnt until your actually in the fort, after the long ass boat ride.

it also seems like they did have more content for the companions, like a cut part with cass where you wake up hungover and married to give you the real vegas experience. but ya know, bethesda’d again with that practically impossible deadline.

Oboro Audio Compilation - Rakuyou Arc
Oboro, Inoue Kazuhiko
Oboro Audio Compilation - Rakuyou Arc

Audio compilation of Oboro’s voice (only by Inoue Kazuhiko; does not include Yuuki Aoi’s parts for young Oboro) from the Rakuyou arc. Transcription below (taken from Crunchyroll’s translations) of every single line he spoke:

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anonymous asked:

seeing that robert sean leonard comparison made me wonder since he is such a wonderful actor: what do you think are the most well acted moments of skam? (personally my favorite is the phone call scene in 3x09. that was extraordinary, so natural, i really felt like i was the one calling and the nerves would destroy me.)

Hey, sorry, I was thinking about this question for a while! It’s so hard to choose because the bar is so high. Also, I’m just watching this as a layman without any technical knowledge so separating what I love because of the production choices vs what really features the acting can be tricky. I’m probably biased towards the moments that really feel like a punch to the gut too? My simple answer: “anytime Tarjei’s face (or even the back of his head, really) appears onscreen and also Henrik really getting to dig in during episodes 8-10 and also all eye contact they have together because that can tell their whole love story”. But I tried to do a top five, since you asked!

Honorable mentions: Tarjei in 6.10 part 3 - Kan du varme et til meg også, Henrik in 8.10 part 1 - Tenke det du føler, both in 5.10 part 1 - Hjernen er alene, both in 9.10 part 4 - O Helga Natt.

5) Henrik in 5.10 part 4 - Pause. I love love love that such a quiet scene is so pivotal and that it really only gets its significance from what they aren’t saying. They’re both good here but I single out Henrik because he goes through a complete emotional rollarcoaster in four and a half minutes. He’s nervous, then maybe the most simply happy we’ve seen him on “I’m not sad!”, then alarmed… resigned… saying goodbye. The first time around though… I didn’t see it all. This was second clip that aired after I started watching the show in real time and at that point, I still hadn’t figured out what was going on with Even. So, my first watch through, I was taken in by the way Even forces himself to remain casual and thought it was empathy for Isak rather than a personal reveal. Henrik in this scene is so good because there was just enough there, it was only when I watched it a second time that the alarm in his initial reaction and the moment he looks down clued me in that something was wrong here for him. When I watch it now though, I can almost see the thoughts flitting across his face the whole time as if he’s actually speaking them. It’s a love being built up and then suddenly slipping away right there in that locker room.

Standout detail: When he averts his eyes and takes a second to process:

4) Tarjei in 9.10 part 3 - Sees fredag. Already mentioned in the ask but this scene is done entirely through watching Tarjei go through different emotions in a room by himself. You don’t need to do anything but watch him to get how nervous he was: how he holds the phone to his heart, how he was steeling himself and running through his opening words in his head, how he closed his eyes and chanted silently “pick up, pick up” no matter how anxious about this conversation he might be. And then on the phone with his dad, how he sounds so defeated but he doesn’t break until he has to deny he’s upset… and then all the emotion just comes flowing out. I don’t think anyone could watch this scene without relating deeply?? I think everyone has had phone calls where you’re heart is beating out your chest like this, everyone has burst in tears just like that before. He nailed it.

Standout detail: When he just cracks as he denies he’s upset:

3) Tarjei in 6.10 part 5 - Vært litt spess i det siste. I’m just retreading what’s already been said here but I don’t think I’ve ever seen a more true-to-life coming out done? I’m getting a little teary just thinking about Isak on that bench, steeling himself to make that leap. It’s the sheer reality of this moment that has this so high on the list. Really, kudos to Julie and to Tarjei for getting it so right and putting this on screen. It’s such a universal experience for people who’ve lived this but I’ve never seen it done quite this well. All the little moments of waiting, the tension he’s holding as they go get food first, how nervous he is the whole time as they circle closer and closer to it, the overwhelming RELIEF after they’ve started to laugh about it. It’s just… pitch perfect.

Standout detail: When we cut back to his face as he’s waiting anxiously for Jonas’s reaction after he said “It’s not a girl”:

2) Both of them in 10.10 part 1 - Minutt for minutt. I cryyyyyyyyyyy. First of all, I’m in awe of how Henrik’s face looks completely different in this scene?? He’s getting help from makeup and lighting and camera angles but it’s amazing how different he looks having turned off that light in his eyes. He’s fallen open in a way that we’ve never seen. We’ve caught him turned inwardly, seeming to struggle or be wiped out by something, for brief snatches of time before but now, he doesn’t have the energy or motivation to keep any sort of guard up and you can see it all. He portrays the weight of depression so well too, the physical exhaustion he can barely speak through. How he believes what he’s saying but he doesn’t want to… I’m just really impressed by how well he plays it. And Tarjei, he’s always great, but I especially love the self-consciousness in what he’s doing in this scene. Like how when he reaches out to hold Even and stroke his face, it doesn’t come to him easily, he’s a little stiff at it. The shaky resolve of his voice. And his determination, the fire in his eyes in contrast to the blankness of Even’s.

Standout detail: Henrik’s face when Isak first denies the ‘truth’ he’s telling him and Tarjei’s slight clumsiness as he reaches out and holds Even’s face:

1) Both of them in 8.10 part 4 - 15:15-01:01, from 5:28 to 8:58. I still haven’t rewatched this clip in full, it was almost too effective, but this part is the very heart of it for me. Tarjei’s face as he’s starting to put together that something isn’t right here… my heart is in my throat. And I just never can say enough about how well Henrik played this. I think it would be easy for what happened to be something shocking, something off-putting that puts distance between the audience and characters, even increases the stigma about someone going through a manic episode. But I never felt like that, I felt like the audience was Isak here… it slowly dawned on us. The emotional impact of this scene hinges on both seeing Tarjei slowly putting it together but also Henrik walking that fine line where you can almost think nothing’s wrong at first, but you’re talking yourself into it… it’s just a little too much… and then it gets to the point you can’t ignore. We’re alarmed because we know Even and we know something is off. The way they intercut this with their conversation on the bed, which is another great performance, that’s about things they’re not saying creeping closer but in a much quieter and more intimate way, Even realizing he needs to backtrack and adding “I’m just kidding” and how much both of their eyes are saying there…

I can’t really put it into words. I think the editing and sound help create a lot of the fear you feel with this scene but the empathy, what keeps you with Even and with Isak’s worry for him, what keeps this from ever seeming like a spectacle but instead deeply personal, comes from the performances the two of them gave here.

Standout detail: When Even starts talking about the wedding and it’s just not… hitting… right and the complex mix of emotions in Tarjei’s eyes here, the fear and concern and knowing:

Sing Handles Its Characters Better Than Suicide Squad

I can explain.

In the first few scenes of Sing we zip around the city from Buster Moon’s failing theatre to Rosita’s overcrowded household to Johnny’s half-hearted heist to Ash (and her prickly boyfriend’s) failed audition at a local club to Seth McFarmouse’s sax playing and to Meena, a shy elephant singing happy birthday to her grandfather in a tiny house.

Narration isn’t used for any of these – instead we see how Buster Moon sneaks out of his theatre to avoid speaking to a representative from the bank, how Meena’s house is too cramped for a three-generation family of elephants, how Rosita’s raucous family constantly interrupts and disregards her, how Ash’s less-talented boyfriend tells her off for hedgehogging* the spotlight, how Seth McFarmouse shakes down a passerby who made too small of a contribution.

This is a surprisingly mature way to handle character introductions and it’s why Sing, despite its predictable and even cliché plotline, has generally fared well among critics. If you don’t like the music, and you’re not a fan of sight gags, or if you just weren’t paying attention and missed them, you probably didn’t like Sing. The movie has a few odd character designs, but once I saw how the characters moved I was more accepting. (Buster’s zany antics and quick wits might have been more suited to a lemur than a koala though.)

When I watched the intro to this movie I could only think of another terrible introduction scene I saw early this summer. Suicide Squad’s 45-minute long cast introduction, cut along Viola Davis eating a steak, bored me to checking my watch every time a new character was introduced. Sing trusted its audience to draw their own conclusions about each character’s motivations and personalities. Suicide Squad had Viola Davis read off the wiki pages for each new character. None of the clips presented revealed any character, since throughout the movie the characters were more or less impressions of the characters one could glean from a single comic book, and Viola Davis helpfully explained each character’s motivation since that wasn’t in the movie.

Even though Sing isn’t a particularly original film and its plot was revealed throughout its multiple trailers, it used its medium effectively, is fun to watch, and knows how to construct a story and its characters. It may be an original story with a thoroughly unoriginal premise, but its thoughtful construction blew other big-cast productions like Suicide Squad out of the water.

This is how you use a big celebrity cast, David Ayer.

*I’m sorry I had to.

How to watch SKAM correctly*

*a comprehensive guide by a SKAM addict

1. have a tumblr blog dedicated to SKAM

2. follow the SKAM tag on tumblr

3. bookmark skam.p3 on browser

4. follow skam update notification page on instagram. turn on notification for it.

5. bookmark skam translate blogs aka @shametv and @stormboxx on tumblr. turn on notifications for them.

6. check phone first thing in the morning after waking up to see if there are any notifications

7. check for update even though you have no notifications

8. proceed to incessantly press the refresh button and stare at the skam.p3 page for an update

9. be on the lookout for updates at 21:21 norwegian time

10. get a mini heart attack when you see an update

11. if it’s a text open tab “norwegian to english google translate”

12. after a while you don’t even need to type it all cuz google remembers

13. go to skam translate account bookmarked on browser to see if they posted anything even though you didn’t get any notifications

14. at least make one post on your SKAM blog about the new update. then proceed to reblog other posts about said update

15. if it’s a clip, rainbow heart the clip even before watching it

16. watch said clip trying to understand what is going even though you don’t understand Norwegian

17. search lyrics on song in the clip and listen to it on youtube. also make a cliche comment saying “skam brought me here OR isak and even forever”

18. check phone to see if translated transcript is out even though you didn’t get any new notifications 

19. when its out, read translated transcript visualizing said clip

20. go back to skam.p3 to rewatch the clip whilst remembering the transcript

21. impatiently wait for shametv to post the translated clip on google drive

22. keep refreshing bookmarked shametv’s google drive account to see if it is posted yet

23. when posted, watch clip. if that doesn’t work because of traffic, make a copy and download it

24. finally make emotional posts on tumblr about said clip until you calm down. then continue to reblog gifs of the clip from dashboard.

25. repeat above cycle daily

Croatian Gothic
  • the spring has finally arrived and all the little field flowers are blooming: snowdrops, primroses and violets. you’re careful not to pluck any, since you don’t have the specially issued ministry permit.
  • the elections are over and the votes are being counted. there are more voters than there are living citizens. the elections always unsettle the dead.
  • they were building a new apartment block down the street but the construction site looks abandoned. the lady in the store informs you that the workers have unearthed a WWII mine. you’re just glad it’s not another mass grave. 
  • you work as a waitress on a small island that is popular with foreign tourists. you hate foreigners. you smile sweetly and insult them while plying them with plum moonshine your cousin makes in his basement. the moonshine gives them nosebleeds and amnesia. they are charmed and vow to come again next year.
  • every coastal town now has a music festival but you’re not really sure it’s music they’re playing. all you hear is screeching metallic noises interspersed with loud thumps  and deep arrhythmic humming. the tourist keep coming though, blank-eyed, in droves. every year it takes them longer to return home.
  • you understand the people from all three neighboring countries perfectly but the dialect of the nearby village is undecipherable. you communicate using grimaces and hand gestures.
  • most foreigners cannot locate your country on a map and some even doubt its existence but they still manage to come and visit.
  • you watch a youtube clip about a local man who has two storks nesting on his roof. all the comments revolve around alliances to fascist and communist factions from the second world war. you already know what the comments will say but feel obliged to read them anyway. you can’t help it, it’s a reflex reaction. as you read, feelings of paranoia and rage build into a crescendo inside your skull. you share the link with your friends.

#arrives at the meme 15 minutes late with a starbucks #shutout my bud lilybarthes for lending a helping internet presence #ask me about croatian gothic

While it technically wasn’t an episode, this minute long “sneak peek” I saw at SDCC sealed the deal that I was going to LOVE this show. Having already been familiar with Wander through some of Craig McCracken’s old sketches, it was exciting to see this little character really come to life. And then there was everything else! The wavy, fluid style of the characters and setting, the colors that popped out but never distracted, and a fun beat that seemed to be in sync with the animation. As an artist, it was incredibly inspiring. There was one thing that upset me, though. It was only a minute long. And now I had to wait over a year to see more. The clip itself wasn’t even from an aired episode, so what if the show itself looked even better?? (spoiler: it did)

Wander Over Yonder became so much more than just this adorably hilarious, good-looking cartoon. There’s this whole message of seeing the best even when the situation is at its worst. That being positive and friendly doesn’t always end in things being okay, yet there’s never a moment where it throws out that way of thinking. It’s not at all what I would’ve expected from watching that short preview, though it never strayed away from being wonderfully goofy. It hurts everyday knowing it never got to finish telling its story, but there’s obviously an audience if people are still talking about it months after it ended. Hopefully, there’ll come a day where @disneyxd​ can give it that proper closure.

A photograph of the table in Eva Hesse’s studio, 1968;

The table top is gridded as if to anchor the objects upon it: an ashtray from ‘’Persia.’’ a kaleidoscope, a pencil, a thick-headed metal spike, a small pitcher and matching cup, each with some small object tucked inside. There is a roll of paper secured with a paper clip, and a small paper box, and a flip book by Robert Breer, and two squarish pieces of plastic - one of these is clear. Nearly invisible is a bristle of clear plastic tubing, standing up like a porcupine’s spines. There is a bowl with wrapped candies, and a a pile of books and sketchbooks, and a compartmentalized plastic box, its twenty-four hoppers filled with Canal Street trove - nails and washers and grommets and the like. There is another gridded lucite box, all order rather than diversity: a potlatch gift like the table itself, this is a work by Sol LeWitt. In and around and on top of these objects are bits of material that Hesse has put to the test: folded and poured and pinned and wrapped and skewered, fourteen such objects in all. Sandwiched between the grid and the things upon it is one further layer: words and pictures, each one chosen as if to stand for still other stages in the transformation from things to art. There is a typewritten list of titles for sculpture and a copy of the periodic table - elemental listing of the starting place of form. This is no impersonal inclusion; it is a handwritten object, signed and dedicated from Carl Andre to Eva Hesse. Is its strictly squared presence why the word ‘’Anti-Form’’ is nearby, legible though dimmed by a sheet of tracing paper? Next to it, even closer to the elements, is a photograph of an artwork - Repetition Nineteen I - as it was printed up to be used as the invitation to its maker’s first solo exhibition.

Meanwhile, the reproduction on another invitation stands in for its subject, the sculptor Ruth Vollmer, while playing a game of resemblance with the real works next to it. There are two clippings, one from the Times, on from the Village Voice. They are reviews of Hesse’s show; John perreault’s column, ‘’The Materiality of Matter,’’ is still half legible, but Hilton Kramer’s response has been wholly obscured by a vomit-like screen of plastic - ‘’Anti-Form’’ seems to be having its say.

i know the highschool detectives drama is known for the lesbian kiss that one ep

that ep i still havent reached yet btw

but i recommend it for many reasons anyway!

  1. this is a kdrama with predominantly female casts, theres like SO little male folk in this its starting to stand out but ofcourse i do not hate it at all! its totally awesome to see so many female roles and some great acting man i swear ji jinhee JIN JIHEE (i realize ive been saying her name wrong all this time. i was damn close)is like - incredible. i only remember her from clips from highkick and i dont know what kind of role she had there, but she has a dark-ish, sober role in this drama (she gradually allows herself to endulge in silliness though) but her role is so stubborn and deadset and like SHE WILL CLAP BACK AT ANYONE EVEN ADULTS AND SUPERIORS LIKE - SHE GOES IN im just so impressed with the way she acts. and i havent seen much of her childhood acting but i feel like shes on the way to becoming the kind of actress that wins oscars and stuff.
  2. the plots are versatile and they have a clever way of mixing some comedy with some slice of life and some actual dramatic and heartwrenching situations. at first i didnt know how to receive this drama because i was used to 1 dragged out cliche plot and a fucked up plottwist in ep 12, breakup in ep 14 and reconcilliation in ep 16. but this is not the case here, there are seperate events, of which some continue later on but its basically about the seonam detective girlsquad (SQUUAAADDDD) and they get new cases as people run things by them, or they notice stuff themselves. its fun to see them deduct and walk through scenarios but also gather evidence and solve cases. 
  3. no annoying ost's 

so um yeah please do watch seonam highschool detectives, especially if you are for more girl-invested productions.

think about all the most popular dramas, and think about how many men there are in those as the main characters, and how many women are their fellow/opposing characters.

i can tell you about like 5-6 dramas with like 1 girl and a harem of twinky boys pretending to be in highschool like

embrace this drama please.


Hello hello! I know there’s already plenty of points made about the controversial kiss or hug between Yuuri and Viktor, but I happened to notice something else that could help provide some evidence it was more likely to be a kiss. However, this does not mean it’s 100% set in stone it was a kiss, and this is just my opinion and something I happened to notice whist analyzing the clip as I tried to decipher what I thought about it myself.

In the first photo when the kiss is initiated you can see that they are almost upright as the scene is slowed down and they haven’t fallen that far.

Then we pan to Minako, and then to Yuuri’s family and friends at home with their shocked reactions.

Now in the second photo (the part that caused most of this controversy) Viktor’s head is to the side of Yuuri’s. But notice how they are now a mere inch or two off the ground compared to the nearly upright stature they had when they began the kiss.

See what I mean? Viktor obviously was not going for a makeout session when he initiated the kiss, he was just going to get a simple ‘smooch’. So from the time the kiss was initiated while they were nearly upright to the time they were only an inch or two from the ground it’s quite likely the kiss was not long and ended, then Viktor moved his head to the side of Yuuri’s. He also would have done this because as Yuuri’s head hit the ground it would have recoiled back to Viktor, and if they were to keep kissing all the way down that wouldn’t have ended well now would it?

EDIT: Another thing to notice, not in these photos but if you watch the clip (which is no doubt everywhere right now including my own blog). When we see them kissing from the side view as they fall, Viktor’s head stays in the same place even though they’re moving down. If he were just hugging Yuuri his head should’ve continued to move past Yuuri’s face and to the side of his head as they continued to fall. But no. It’s suspended in the same spot as they are falling down.
Body Language (StormPilot, 1/1)

BB-8 had a mission.  Never in its short operation span had the droid ever focused such a high percentage of internal resources to solving a single task, but now was the time to compile the data and implement its new subroutine:

The mimicry of human body language.

Less than a dozen bio-organisms on base could understand 27th generation Droidspeak.   Any viewscreen with a data port could display BB-8’s conversation in text, but lacked nuance.  Any droid with a high-tech vocabulator could translate, but none were available for its ‘ridiculous nonsense’, as the General’s cantankerous protocol droid put it.  Nor could they keep up with the new model astromech’s fast-rolling design.

So BB-8 had decided to establish communications without assistance.  Poe understood at least the general essence of the droid’s language.  Poe was not the problem.  The problem was Finn.

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New clip "life is good"

Isak is reading about mania on wikipedia. Eskild comes in and tells him that even though he is hurting now, it will pass. Its hard to believe but it will. He tells Isak to say if he wants to talk. Isak finally reads all the messages even is sending - they’re lyrics. He writes back: “Hi Even. I dont understand anything right now. Stop texting me.”
Then he gets a text from his mama that says: “To Isak, my son: from the first moment i saw you on june 21st 1999 at 21:21 I have loved you and i will love you forever.”

Peridot and Lapis’ role reversal

I’m happy to finally see Peri and Lapis interactions, but feeling pretty sour about the “official” CN leaks.

I mean, jeez. Way to shoot yourselves in the foot AGAIN, CN. Do they (CN programming, not the studio) even care about the show?

……..Really pumped for “Barn Mates”, though!

Its leaked clip offers some nifty clues about Peridot and Lapis’ characters and their previously off-screen relationship. Even in that short clip there’s a very clear reversal of power happening. “The Return”, “Log Date 7 15 2″, and even “The Message” also add pieces to the puzzle.

The Return

Let’s rewind back to the first official time they’re in the same scene, in The Return. There are two incredibly brief yet revealing moments where they react to the other:

When Lapis yanks herself free from Jasper’s grip, Peridot’s expression immediately shifts from neutral grumpy to this disapproving look, directly at Lapis. She almost looks disgusted. How dare this outdated gem, whose only value is as her informant, show disrespect for a high ranking warrior of Yellow Diamond’s court? Ungh. Do rules and authority mean NOTHING to this clod?!

When Peridot is ordered to fire, Lapis looks helpless and almost pleading. Even though she commands incredible elemental power and is the most dangerous gem we’ve seen in action so far, she reverts to a submissive state. 

That’s probably because of what happens in…

The Message

Lapis warns about Peridot’s arrival, and is clearly distraught about how advanced and unrecognizable Homeworld has become.  “Everything here is so advanced! I can’t even understand it!”

Lapis reacts like most would to overwhelming change beyond her comprehension: she becomes submissive and defeatist. “Don’t put up a fight!” She remains this way until Jasper causes her to snap in The Return/Jailbreak

Peridot in her limb enhancers, a modern gem who is merged with this new scary technology, would be positively terrifying to Lapis.

Log Date 7 15 2

Lapis isn’t here, but Camp Pining Hearts shows clear parallels of her (Paulette), Peridot (Percy), and other characters (Pierre, “the others at Camp Clod”). Peridot’s analysis shows what she thinks of Paulette, in other words, how she feels about Lapis. She most likely doesn’t know about Lapis’ water powers, and this is further supported by the Barn Mates leak.

To her, Lapis is just a weakling, an outdated gem from a primitive era, and one who has no place under Yellow Diamond’s authority.

“Paulette has NO place in the camp’s hierarchy!“

Which brings us to…(spoilers approaching)

Barn Mates leak

A lot has happened since they last saw each other, especially to Peridot! Scary half-robot gem Peri is no longer armed to the teeth with stuff Lapis can’t understand. She is now a mostly harmless, obnoxious little gremlin.

Lapis almost can’t believe it. Look at how she reacts when Peridot comes running back, chased by the Homeworld probe.

She flinches. Even with Peridot’s new “easily frightened munchkin” form, Lapis’ instincts still tell her she’s dangerous.

This makes me wonder what Peridot did to Lapis to make her physically flinch like that. We have seen how Peri treats those she considers beneath her, from condescending elitism to outright crushing them to death. That’s theory for another time, though.

…Look at how scared and helpless Peri is! And Lapis used to think this gem was a threat? Don’t feel too bad Lapis, some fans were fooled too.

As Peridot cowers in the shadows, Lapis realizes that the tables have turned. She steps forward to confront the drone and easily defeats it. It’s also interesting to note the character color palette choices in this moment.

“Hey dorito, remember that fragile gem you thought was pathetic and irrelevant? Look at what the fuck I can do.”

Holy flipping smokes.

Peridot is scaroused. And maybe just peed herself a little. And so begins a beautiful new journey in understanding.

Jikook Bad, Bad, Bad

They say we’re going to hell
Let’s find a cheap motel
And stay a couple nights
And when our time is done
We’ll go back on the run
Do whatever we like