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Monday 8:27am
I woke up with you on my mind.
You called me babe last night —
my heart is still pounding.

Tuesday 10:53pm
Today I realized we won’t work.
What we are is hurting her.
And I think she matters more to me than you do.

Wednesday 11:52pm
I broke things off with you today.
She barely said a word.
I’ve never regretted anything more than this.

Thursday 4:03pm
I shouldn’t have sent that message.
You shouldn’t have been so okay with receiving it.

Friday 9:57pm
I almost messaged you today.
I didn’t.

Saturday 8:49pm
I’m walking around town in search of alcohol.
They say that liquor numbs the pain of having a broken heart.
I want to put that to the test.

Sunday 2:32am
I heard you texted a girl you’ve never spoken to before.
I wonder if it’s because you’re trying to replace me.
I can’t help but wish you weren’t.
I thought I was irreplaceable.

—  a week with you on my mind, c.j.n.
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EDIT: New Gemsona Stats Sheets can be found HERE

SURPRISE! In addition to the August Prompts this month, I wanted to give you guys a special bonus! This is the Gemsona Stats Sheet- a chart which you can use to evaluate your gemsona’s abilities and personality based on 15 different categories! This sheet serves not only as a reference for you and others- it’s a good way to get you thinking about your gemsona and working on character building! This is also great chance for you to flex your writing muscles and explain why you ranked your gemsona however-many stars in each category, and if you want, you can add a drawing of your gemsona alongside their stats!

Open the photos in a new tab for full-sized versions, look here for the stand-alone Stats Sheets without the drawing space. Examples of completed Stat Sheets can be found here and here

Updates: Transparent version can be found here.
Additional stats sheet templates: (1) (2)

What Each Category Means 

Strength: In terms of physical power, how strong is your gemsona?
Agility: How nimble or quick is your gemsona? 
Confidence: How self-assured are they? (Either in their abilities or in themself?)
Willpower: How well can your gemsona commit to a course of action and follow-through?
Social Skills: How well can they interact with other people / gems?
Charisma: How charming is your gemsona? 
Stamina: How much endurance does your gemsona have?
Creativity: How well can they come up with ingenious ideas?
Empathy: How well can they understand and sympathize with other peoples / gems’ feelings? 
Humor: How funny is your gemsona?
Discipline: How well can your gemsona control their emotions?
Intelligence: How well can your gemsona obtain and apply knowledge and skills?
Perception: How well can they notice things others don’t?
Luck: How well do things typically go for your gemsona? (Do situations usually work out in their favor?)
Skill / Special: Relating to your gemsona’s special ability, a talent that only they have, or a hobby. Open-ended.

How to Fill Out the Chart 

There are ten stars ranking your gemsona’s place in the category from 1-10, 1 being the lowest, 10 being the highest (and 0 being non-existent). The rankings are as follows: 0: Dreadful | 1: Very Poor | 2: Pretty Poor | 3: Poor | 4: Below Average | 5: Average | 6: Above Average | 7: Good / High | 8: Great / Very High | 9: Fantastic | 10: Outstanding

(Note about Fusions: If your gemsona is a 2-gem fusion, then each star counts as 2. For a 3-gem fusion, each star counts as 3, etc. Please note if your gemsona is a fusion in your post if possible).

Try to keep your total number of stars below 110! You can only max out 3 categories on the gemsona chart AT MOST. You don’t have to max out any categories if you don’t want to, but three categories is the limit. The reason? Overpowered characters are overrated and incredibly boring! There’s no need for you to max out all the categories in order to make a cool character! If you really want to make a gemsona who has 10+ categories with ten stars filled in (or 3 maxed out and ten of the other categories at 9 stars or something equally high) you can go ahead and do it, but keep in mind what I said before (and that your post won’t be reblogged to Gemsona-HQ). If you have a good reason for making your gemsona have more than 3 stats maxed out, I’m willing to listen. Please refer to the examples linked above to see some ways you can have a high-ranking character who still has balanced stats!

Dos and Don’ts 

Dos: Balance out your gemsona’s stats! Maybe your gemsona has a fantastic sense of Humor but their Luck is horrible, maybe they’re Intelligent but they have awful Social Skills, you tell me! Have fun messing with the stats. 

Don’ts: It’s worth repeating- one of the most important things to remember when filling out the chart is Overpowered is Overrated! Giving a character abysmal stats and watching them struggle and grow is more fun than working with an overpowered character who is already at the top and has nowhere else to go! (That being said- I don’t recommend you give your gemsona all 1′s or 0′s either- try giving them a couple stars somewhere. There’s 15 categories: I’m sure you can figure something out!)

Tag your post as #Gemsona Stats Sheet within the first five tags of your post so we can reblog them here! 

Once you’re done filling this out, check out the 30 Day Gemsona Challenge!  I can’t wait to see your gemsona’s stats!

Backgrounds from the Stevencrewniverse, Steven Universe Font via, all crystals, design, and layout done by me. Referenced The Six Stats and Character Stats among other DnD and character building resources for the categories. Thanks to everyone who helped me decide on the final layout of the sheet (you guys rock)!

Looking back, I can’t remember the truth. I blew everything out of proportion so I could feel the hurt and betrayal and write about it in vivid detail. It was my own method of torture. My own undoing; and I enjoyed every second of it.
—  c.j.n.