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SDCC Steven Universe Panel Highlights

I thought I’d summarize some details on the San Diego Comic Con panel for anyone who wants it.

The panel at SDCC opened with a live singing of the theme song.

Zach Callison is the moderator. He introduced the guests: Michaela Dietz (Amethyst), Deedee Magno Hall (Pearl), Estelle (Garnet), AJ Michalka (Stevonnie), and of course Rebecca Sugar. He gives her congrats on the Emmy nomination (which is for “Mr. Greg” if you didn’t know). Then he asks the other cast members some questions. This is all paraphrased, not direct quoting.

Zach to Michaela: What Amethyst quotes do you use most in daily life?

Michaela says that when she wakes up, she makes noises that sound like her Gem is cracked. Then she says maybe she should change her answer to “womp womp.”

Zach breaks in with “Which way to the baby war?” as his favorite.

Zach to Deedee: What songs do you sing around the house?

She responds “Which do I NOT sing?” She likes “Love Like You” in the shower. “Steven and the Stevens” when she’s doing dishes, and “Peace and Love” a lot lately. Her kids are learning the songs on piano and ukulele, so there’s lots of SU tunes happening in her house.

Zach to Estelle: How has the popularity of the show affected your music career?

Estelle basically says a new generation of people are noticing her music and realizing she is the singer on songs they encounter in the wild. Zach says he grew up on “American Boy.” ;)

Zach to AJ: How has Stevonnie changed since their first appearance?

She says Stevonnie has learned a lot, and has more confidence now.

Then the cast does a great little line read of the scene when Stevonnie first appears, beginning with them barging in with “Pretty cool right?” The voice actors all say their parts and perform it slightly differently, which is cute. Then they do a version of “Here Comes a Thought” with Estelle and AJ!

Zach to Rebecca: What’s next on Steven Universe?

(Of course she laughs.)

Rebecca says the show has recently had so many huge events, so there will be lots of fallout, like a roller coaster from here on out. Then they show a clip. It’s sort of like a trailer. It’s all about Lapis’s conflictedness not wanting to get caught in another war, Homeworld’s future actions, Pearl being unable to properly explain the context of everything even though she wants to, Greg not knowing his place in all this, and Lars being a cool caped pirate.

Zach says he hadn’t seen it yet.

Then they talk a bit about the Save the Light game coming out. A trailer for the game pops up and it includes footage that hasn’t been seen. Including a new character: Squaridot, a Peridot from Homeworld.

Rebecca was very involved in the making of the game. She says having a console game is a dream come true because they could do so much more than with the small mobile game, Attack the Light. There are Fusions and original characters, and the mechanics are relationship-based, and Greg is a player character who can play guitar. She likes that Squaridot is a Peridot who hasn’t made the kind of progress that Peridot has made. They segue to say Shelby Rabara (Peridot’s voice actor) is taking over social media for the week.

Then they talk about the Art and Origins book being out, and how there’s a SDCC-exclusive version. Launching also is the podcast, a 10-episode production, about the production of the show. McKenzie Atwood is the host. Rebecca and Steven were Episode 1–I’ve already heard this (and I seem to recall there wasn’t really a lot of new info except that the Gem writing in the Kindergarten will say who each section belongs to if you can read it, and that a lot of Ishtar imagery was used, including the 7 lions and the stars). Rebecca did episode 1 of the podcast with her brother, and says she wishes she could do everything with Steven. Zach and Grace are Episode 2.  

They talk about how the soundtrack Volume 1 is out, and announce that a vinyl version is out in fall! A limited-run Stronger than You and Love Like You vinyl single is out for SDCC.

Then they play a name-the-song game with SU cosplayers. They complimented a Pearl cosplayer’s cool spear too. They read lyrics, tell what song it’s from, and if the player gets it right, they win a vinyl single. Quiz songs included “Love Like You,” “Wailing Stone,” “Let Me Drive My Van Into Your Heart,” “Steven and the Stevens,” “It’s Over, Isn’t It,” “What’s the Use of Feeling (Blue),” and “Comet.” Most people got them right, but if they got it wrong they got to try another one.

Then there’s a Q&A, which I’m paraphrasing the 12 questions:

1. Audience member: Fluorite is a polyamorous relationship, right? What inspired it?

Rebecca said she went to an LGBTQ center in Long Beach and chatted about what stuff they really wanted to see. Poly relationships came up. (So yes, that’s confirmed, though in my opinion it really didn’t have to be since they were pretty clear about it!)

2. Audience member: Fan theories–do they influence you or do you have a master plan?

Rebecca says she loves fan theories, but they work way further in the future, so no, they really don’t influence what the story does. She has loved reading the theories about the trial, because some are onto something, and some are like way off. Zach says the good stuff gets downvoted a lot.

3. Audience member: Says a favorite character of theirs is Rainbow Quartz, and wants to know will we see a version of her with Steven?

Rebecca says of course she can’t give spoilers, but that Rainbow Quartz 2.0 would inevitably be different. Then she quickly says, “Forget I said that.”

4. Audience member: How old is Lion? Have we seen all his powers?

Rebecca says it’s a good question and can’t say exactly. The episode “Buddy’s Book” gives a hint at the general time when Rose was spending time with seven lions. That’s a gauge for how old Lion is. She implies that Lion does have more to show us about what he can do.

5. Audience member: Regarding the “Off Colors” episode, which Off Color do you relate to?

Rebecca immediately says “Rhodonite, the neurotic.” Then Zach says he relates to Padparadscha because he’ll trail off in the middle of a sentence. Deedee says she relates to that too.

6. Audience member: On writing music for the show–any challenges?

Rebecca says it’s very challenging–they’re given no extra time to work on the songs. “Mr. Greg” was most challenging of course. Zach is glad the Emmys recognized Rebecca’s extra hours. He said he had a hard time when his voice changed. “Puberty is a thing,” he says, while talking about some songs he struggled with.

7. Audience member: Will there be a Blu-Ray?

Rebecca would like it. Making it happen will take more moments like this (the panel, people showing up for the show).

8. Audience member: Did Yellow Diamond shatter Pink Diamond?

Dude.

Zach: “We won’t tell anyone what you say Rebecca.”

Rebecca just says she’s really excited about the next run because it was a chance to do a real murder mystery.

9. Audience member: What inspired you to use gems/rocks?

Rebecca: “Aesthetic! It’d look cool!” But she learned a lot about myths. Smoky Quartz was fun to learn about gem trivia for, building important symbolism into their character. Estelle said gems are just really pretty, that’s enough of a reason.

10. Audience member: How often do you write a song and then build an episode around it or vice versa?

Rebecca says it depends. Character stories will need a song when dialogue just isn’t enough. “Here Comes a Thought” was unusual since it came before the episode. She wanted it to be a tool to teach kids about mindfulness meditation.

11. Audience member: Do you anticipate what’s going to be popular on your show?

Rebecca says on the inside they focus on loving what they’re making. Team ideas that are spur of the moment seem to catch on most with the fans too. They discuss Padparadscha’s immense popularity. Sapphires are sort of Zelda-like, Rebecca says, and she wanted one who reminded her of Peach. Lamar Abrams came up with the idea of making her hair kinda look like a crown to increase the feeling that she has a matching vibe.

12. Audience member: On Lars’ development: was it planned initially?

Rebecca says it happened naturally. He’s one of the oldest characters in the show, and she was drawing him in college. Lars-n-Sadie comics are older than SU. (This was already known but apparently some people didn’t know they predate the show.) So of course they were always going to be important. (Zach says Lars was important in the pilot for calling Steven names.)

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Ariana Alphabet: Activism

[Tyler Ford on Ariana] I wrote about this for Rookie. When I first went off hormones and didn’t know where I stood gender-wise and was trying to figure myself out, I was living with Ari and was spending everyday with her, 24/7. She was always the first person to just be like, “All right, you do you. I love you, and I still think you’re the most amazing person, no matter who you are, even if you don’t know what pronouns you’re going to settle on.” Every day, she would ask me, “How are you doing, now that you’re off hormones? Do you feel OK? What pronouns are you feeling today? What pronouns do you want me to use?” Even though I was struggling with who I was, I always felt comfortable with her, even if I didn’t feel comfortable with myself or anyone else.

It’s never easy to witness a false fact. It’s never easy to dribble the ball back. So I dribbled to scribble through all of that, dunking hope against hope I call this- this very moment. I came into this house as a woman of integrity and I will leave this house as a woman of integrity. I think most people know that deep down in their hearts that I do not deserve to be evicted tonight; however— I mean, my own team betrayed me. HOWEVER, if that becomes my reality, I want to say “Thank you” to God. I LOVE you, Jesus! And I want to say “Thank you” to CBS and the Big Brother family. This has been an incredible experience. I am beyond grateful. Um, If I have offended, wronged, or wrongfully accused anyone in anyway, I’m sorry and I ask for your forgiveness. For those of you out there listening, no matter who turned their back on you, you rise up in strength, you persevere, you stay true to who you are, and you hold on to your faith. I love you all. HAVE a great summer! Deuces!
—  Dominique Cooper, the winner of BB19

voldetorthasarrived  asked:

What advice do you have for anyone who might want to start drag? I'm considering but I don't exactly know where to start with ANYTHING

I actually have a live story up on IG (@jaxx_garcia) where my sister Jupiter Velvet and I go in depth about our inspirations, her advice as someone in the game for a year, my advice as someone who is relatively new, stigma on whose allowed to do drag, etc

it’ll vanish around 6 so catch it before it goes away!

The Noises of a Witcher

@awrypath said: I have a question…What kind of sounds Witchers do when threatened, in pain, being affectionate, sad about something, horny, etc? (Whining Witchers are cannon tho)

The sounds witchers make are another aspect of their behavior that can surprise anyone who isn’t prepared for it. Witchers are usually very skilled at appearing human, but sometimes sounds slip out that is the beyond the range of human vocal cords.

Angry or Frustrated

  • Witchers growl (a low, deep rumble in their throat or chest) when they are annoyed. If the sound could pass as a grumble instead of a full on growl, then the witcher may only be slightly frustrated.
  • A snarl sounds similar to a growl, but it is higher in pitch and sharper. While a growl might be an indication of a witcher’s mood, a snarl is a warning or threat.
  • Some witchers are very good at hissing. Paired with the standard slitted eyes, a sharp hiss can startle many. It isn’t a common sound for witchers to make, but it does happen.
  • What is really frightening, however, is whenever a witcher screams in rage. This sound can range from a scream to a roar and can have very unnerving inhumane qualities in pitch and volume. Witchers have been known to scream back challenges to their opponent (usually monsters), as it is a very clear signal understood by many animals to as “don’t mess with me, I’m fucking dangerous”.

In Pain:

  • Witchers can have high tolerance for pain when they are expecting it, but still, they might hiss air between clenched teeth or growl.
  • One of the more inhuman sounds a witcher can make will be a yelp of pain. For those that have heard this particular cry, you will agree that it is a sound that best fits an injured dog, not a human-looking witcher. A yelp is high pitched, sharp, and is usually followed by a more menacing growl to warn and threaten.
  • Witchers make all the same sounds that humans make when in pain, but there is usually an undercurrent of wildness and rage.

Affectionate:

  • If you are (un)lucky enough to have a witcher who cares about you, then you might hear them… purr is the best word. It is a low, deep rumble that can be heard in their voice when they talk. Or they might just make the sound when they are with you- it seems witchers are almost unaware that they are doing it in the first place.
  • Witchers are similar to humans in the sense of what they sound like when they are ‘in the mood’, except for the occasional reminder human vocal cords cannot mimic those specific sounds.

Sad:

  • Witchers are not known to express grief well, but when they do it can range from soft whine to a chilling, screaming howl of anguish.
  • Most witchers handle sadness poorly and thus, tend to cover it up with silence or rage. 

Other:

  • Witchers are very good at copying human behavior. If you are careful, you can notice that witchers will substitute spoken responses with various sounds or facial expressions.
  • The ????? noise of confusion is a favorite.
  •  So is grumbling.

anonymous asked:

Hey, I'm a masc-aligned nonbinary 16yo... and I feel bad bc I fit the tumblr trans boy stereotype. I have a dyed undercut. I like cute things and pastels and the color pink. I want to be seen as soft and smol. I want to be a pretty boy. And I feel like I'm not trans enough, bc I'm a perfect example of the "soft trans boi uwu" stereotype, and ppl more masculine than me say that trans boys aren't actually like that, that they don't want to be called "smol" or "cute". But I do...

It’s perfectly okay to want to be the soft small trans boy!
This website can be toxic towards both sides of the community in this sense- but you have the right to be happy and be who you want to be.
Don’t let anyone convince you that’s a bad thing because it isn’t! - Matthew

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I was tagged by @blodbranddod, @shakespeare-was-a-metalhead, and someone else who I cannot recall (I’m so so sorry) to do this thing! Thank you!
 
Describe yourself only with pictures you have, you cannot search or download new pictures. (I did this from my PC. All photos were already saved in folders. I do not own the art. The second, fifth, and seventh photos are mine!)

I’ll tag… @minhyriath @type-ho-negative @gipsyspirits @scarsoftheshatteredsky @misshammett @elixmia @finnishtrolls @blazesinthenorthernsky @fleshbutt-apocalypse @thepunmastersupreme @hobbitsmind @death-delirium @beatasticband @ollis-beard @eloquent-cabbage @the-secret-ginger @valhallstruevalkyrie @letwhatyoulovekillyouu @celtic-frosted-flakes @jordanfarnes @ashesofthepaleserpent and anyone else who wants to!

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Chapter 25: “The Final Battle” is up! 

This is the final chapter of my story, “The Phantom’s Obsession,” with the exception of a short epilogue which will follow tonight or tomorrow. 

It’s been thrilling and at times frustrating to get my first story written, but I am happy to have had some readers on the journey with me and to have had the enjoyment of writing something so vivid in my head. I hope I did it justice and some people got some entertainment from it. 

I’ve met so many awesome readers and writers along the way, and really want to encourage anyone out there thinking of writing their own story to DO IT and not be afraid of putting yourself out there. 

Special thanks to all who have reblogged, commented, given me pointers, taught me how this strange Tumble-land works, and otherwise encouraged me on this journey I was so hesitant to begin. What a bonus to find friends along the way!

Love and Cheers,


Pandora 

Yo legit Im thinking about posting some art for y'all to use in stimboards because I dont know how to make them but i love them a lot, its like a collab thing between us

Edit: Im like dead serious, Im gonna try and draw a bunch of shit so anyone who wants to can make stimboards with it. I really like slime and food stims but no pressure to do those, just wanted to throw it out there :>

anonymous asked:

This may sound rude, but what's your opinion on Vanessa? I find it a little strange that people ship Usnavi with someone not even in In the Heights and (most of the time) erase one of the best female characters? Do you pair her with someone else? Thanks for your time

Hey pal, I’m a gay man who works really really long weeks and I just want a little representation. Its not hurting anyone and it makes my friends and I really happy. I’m sorry if thats not enough for you.

Personally I ship Vanessa with Carla or Nina (but I love Nina and Benny sm)

If you are missing out on content or representation you can always make your own, I mean thats what I am doing.
Plus there are a few Vanessa heavy blogs out there to follow! There is the musical also.

Sorry please don’t hate me :( I’m a simple man with simple pleasures drawing shit on the internet. It helps me wind down from working two jobs and Im not upset about that

Jake Gyllenhaal Imagine

Originally posted by gyllenhaaldaily

You and Jake like to keep things low, like to keep it between you and him, but that doesn’t mean you hid or tell people you aren’t together. If someone asks you tell the truth that’s how it is with you and Jake. 

You’ve been attending a lot of events with him recently and that made your and his name be all over social media. People want to know everything about you two: where you eat, who plans the dates but most of all how you got together. That hadn’t been told to anyone just yet, the number of people who knew about it was lower then 10. Since Jake had to do some more interviews for his movie with Ryan. You did tag a long but not to all the interviews just like this one. 

Jake and Ryan were already on high energy as always when they were together. Laughter was all you could hear onside of the room. 

“So Jake, we know you are dating Y/N, who is also an actress, but no one really knows how you two started out. Could you tell us something?” interviewer asks making Jake smile thinking about you. 

“Oh I know, I know” Ryan started jumping in his seat, lifting his hand and acting as if he was in school. Jake looked at him and said with a sarcastic tone. 

“Oh you do, do you? I wonder why? Could you tell us, because it looks like I don’t” Ryan laughed out. Seeing Jake’s sarcastic look. There was no way these two could be normal for a moment. 

“Seriously can I?” Ryan asked Jake who pointed at the interviewer

“The man is waiting” again some more laughs and Ryan told to story. 

“I’ll keep it short and simple. Y/N was my friend, well more like a sister before these two met. So I knew they were both single, I knew they would be perfect so I set them up on a date” Ryan clapped and leaned back in his chair. “I’m the God or getting people together, cous Cupid is overrated” he laughed and looked at Jake who was just smiling. 

“You left something out” he said and smirked at Ryan. 

“That part isn’t important” Jake laughed out and turned to the interviewer. 

“That’s the best part.” he leaned in and finished the story “See he told me it would be a double date. Me and Y/N, Him and Blake. What what do you know, I get there and they aren’t there just Y/N. We call them, they don’t pick up.” Jake looked back at Ryan who was trying to hid his laugh “moments later I get a text from him Don’t mess it up. Who does that” Jake looked at Ryan who was hiding his face.  

“Wait a minute, it did work, you have girlfriend now and an amazing one” Ryan said and did not regret a thing. He sat there very proud.

“Yeah, that’s the only reason why I forgave you.” 

It was true. Ryan was the reason you two got together, wasn’t the most perfekts way but it worked. 

With a lot less salt, I just want to say that I’ve been that dumb kid who feels the need to violently protect the things I like and thought that anyone critiquing it was just being overdramatic and couldn’t take a joke.

I hate the fact that I was that kid. Hell, I was that way for part of my adult life. I was so stupid and I regret a lot of my behavior during that time. And chances are, a lot of people who are so quick to defend Dolph and say ‘It’s just a joke’ are going to look back and hate that they used to be that kind of person.

And the ones who don’t are the ones I truly pity.

anonymous asked:

but punk is so many different things? it's what someone believes in, how someone dresses, and/or movement. but most importantly it's doing what you like best and not caring what anyone else thinks.

I completely agree, but I think that is would be silly to call someone who hates punk music a punk. Because it is the same principle you say someone is a rocker or a metalhead.
I feel you can agree with all the ideals and morals and everything but not necesairily be punk.
And I don’t even understand why someone who hates punk music would want to be considered punk. Like, it is okay not to be punk, you can still smash capitalism and fight and protest etc.

Idk man

~ mod Petar

anonymous asked:

Can we get a ranking list for who should have 02!slapped Yamato?

We’re defining an 02!slap as a “wtf are you doing snap out of it" moment rather than an attempt to inflict actual pain.

  1. Yamato (anyone else get the sense he looks back on his Adventure behavior with utter embarrassment)
  2. Takeru (plenty of moments where you feel like Takeru wants to lash out at his brother for all sorts of reasons)
  3. Taichi (as the leader, he has the responsibility to slap the hell out of any soldier who’s hesitating or struggling with the job)
  4. Joe (as the Joe, he has carte blanche to slap the hell out of anyone he wants)
  5. Hikari (when a little girl asks you if everything’s going to be okay, you say yes!)
  6. Koushiro (can’t think of any specific incidents, but it would be super funny to watch him try)
  7. Mimi (sure she didn’t appreciate it leading to a fight, but he did have her back)
  8. Sora (nah, she gets it)
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anonymous asked:

do you think puma decides who they're gonna use (to pair jikook together) or whenever it happens, are they told without any choice or do they have a choice in this? because jimin did say he thinks he has the best working chemistry with jungkook so i think they would want to be paired together anyway

I don’t think they mind working with anyone within the group regardless of who it may be, and that they don’t have toooo much of a preference (but ofc you’ll always wanna work with your bfflll5eva ya know)

And I don’t think they have much say as we think they do, for a lot of things. It’s ironic that you brought this up cause I was watching the commericial, and it began with “MADE BY BTS”, and I was like I’M SHUUUUUUURE IT IS YOU CORPORATE SCAMMERS TRYNA CONVINCE IT TO BUY THE PUMA SHITES BECAUSE OPPA (and jungkook) MADE IT THEMSELVES PLZZZZZ

*cough* anyways. BTS makes great models for the brand. :D

anonymous asked:

Do you have sad/angsty headcannons about the Nordics? (If you don't want to you don't have to, I just have a soft spot for angst+the Nordics)

I’m not feeling particularly sad today, but I certainly can write some~

☆ Finland never talks about it to anyone, but from 30th November to 13th March there he is always haunted by nightmares about the Winter War with Russia. He tries his best to not let anyone notice it and he is unfortunately doing quite a good job. The only one who knows is Hanatamago, who always cuddles with him during those times.

☆ There was once a time in XVI century when someone heard Norway talking to his magical trolls and that’s how rumours started. Norway was then accused of performing witchraft. He had been tortured and later hanged, but he couldn’t die because of him being a country. Iceland accidently saw it when he wanted to visit Norway. Iceland never told his brother about it and that’s one of the reasons he doesn’t want others to know that he can see magical creatures.

☆ Denmark’s worst fear is being abandoned it forgotten by everyone, so he does his best to always be the center of attention and he feels very lonely when he is alone somwhere. He treasures every time spent with others, even annoying Norway just to get his attention.

☆ There was a period of time when Sweden refused to speak in his young age. He was too ashamed of his speech, so instead he only communicated by writing. The only periods of time he would speak up were when he was alone. He was trying to speak normally, but in the end he learned to accept it.