I haven’t done outline posts for other SU podcasts, but I’ve listened to them all and loved them. I just figured I’d go ahead and give my summary and favorite bits list because I just listened to the podcast and it’s fresh in my mind.
Thanks to McKenzie for doing such a cute and fun job with these. :) I love you @pearl-likes-pi !
The Sugar siblings discuss their childhood stories that
ended up in the show as well as answering fan questions, and Rebecca
Sugar plays the song “Escapism” on ukulele–an unreleased song from an
Highlights from the childhood stories:
Steven Sugar’s comic “Nightmare in Birdland” was written in a
day–Rebecca was so surprised that Steven could do comics so fast when
she agonizes over comics. He chose birds as his subject specifically
because he didn’t know how to draw birds, which taught Rebecca that she
could build a project around doing something she didn’t know how to do.
Steven’s TV is on the floor on the show because the Sugar siblings had
their TV on the floor so they could play video games while hanging out
The video games in Steven’s room are
confirmed to be Wind Waker and Animal Crossing. (They were playing New
Leaf at the time and Steven’s town was named Donut. Rebecca’s was called
“Rose’s Scabbard’s” ending, with Steven
doing nice things like magic tricks to cheer Pearl up, was based on
Steven Sugar doing things Rebecca would like to cheer her up when they
Highlights from the Q&A:
When asked what Diamond she would follow if she were a Gem, Rebecca
said she’d probably follow Blue because blue Gems are diplomats and
intellectuals, but she’d probably actually be in Pink’s court. (She
can’t say more without spoilers.)
Rebecca’s crappy Toyota Corolla morphed into the Dondai from “Last One Out of Beach City.”
The protagonists’ Gem placements are very calculated. Pearl being in
her head all the time inspired a head Gem, Amethyst speaking from the
heart suggested a chest Gem, and Garnet being hands-on and balanced
meant she should have her Gems in her hands.
Amethyst’s favorite soda is the apple soda Apple Sidra. (She would hate Guacola though.)
Fluorite is inspired by the caterpillar from Alice in Wonderland and Grandmother Willow in Pocahontas.
Pearl’s favorite color is pink. Of course.
Rebecca used to be a vegetarian and loved eating pineapple and jalapeño pizza.
Rebecca confirms that some of the Crew did not go to art school, and she recommends doing LOTS of your own work.
Rebecca says they actually LOVE square pizza (from Ledo’s!) and doesn’t
know why Steven has a problem with that shape. She thinks Paul Villeco
came up with that.
Rebecca’s favorite One Piece character is Usopp because he’s insecure.
Pumpkin does not need to eat, but does sleep.
Sardonyx is a little like Psycho Mantis from Metal Gear in that she can
transcend reality (like Garnet seeing possible futures), which is why
she can break the fourth wall.
The idea that
Garnet’s visor changes to be balanced more between pink or blue based on
whether Ruby or Sapphire is influencing Garnet more? It’s not true at
all. She’s not being piloted by two people–she’s her own person, though
she does have internal conversations of course.
Yes, the Zircons are okay but in trouble.
There might not really be superheroes in Steven’s world because of the ancient Gem invasion.
The Zircons have monocles because of the iconic monocles associated
with the lesbian nightclub called Le Monocle. The Zircons were inspired
by Film Film Film, Jughead, and the jesters from What’s the Truth about
Unfamiliar Familiar is confirmed to reference His Dark Materials. Rebecca says the series blew her mind as a kid.
One-eyed Gems might have depth perception issues, but their Gem placement in the eye may indicate enhanced vision actually.
The Fusions that currently exist as Fusions COULD actually exist as
one-Gem Gems–meaning you could maybe find a single-Gem Sugilite or Opal
or whatever, occurring without being a Fusion. Rebecca confirms they
would look different from the Fusion version, but says there could
absolutely be a one-Gem Garnet.
Rebecca would love to have a crossover with OK KO. She had a concept of sort of fusing the characters together.
The song: Debut of “Escapism.”
Rebecca played ukulele for this upcoming show song.
I transcribed the lyrics and I hope I got them right:
I guess I’ll have to face
That in this awful place
I shouldn’t show a trace of doubt
But pulled against the grain
I feel a little pain
that I would rather do without.
I’d rather be free, free, free.
I’d rather be free, free, free.
Free, free, free from here.
of course does not disclose which character sings it or in what
episode. Musically, it reminds me a little of “Everything Stays” from
ALSO I CRIED WHEN HARRY THANKED ALL OF US AT THE END OF THE SHOW BECAUSE HE HAD DRAPED THE RAINBOW FLAG OVER HIS MIC STAND AND KEPT TOUCHING IT WHILE TALKING TO US AND YOU COULD FEEL HOW MUCH HE LOVES US IM SO HAPPY I LOVE HIM
[BTS REACTIONS] : You're being submissive in front of the other members.
📌 BTS reacting to you acting submissive/overly affectionate in front of the other members.
Kim Namjoon *Namjoon wouldn’t know how to react in all honesty. Half of him is embarrassed and wants you to stop because the members are around but the other half sees how cute and needy you are when you’re being submissive and the dominant side of him can’t help but to show.*
“Daddy, I’m sleepy..” You chin was resting on his knee as you were kneeled in front of him on the couch.
Despite the stares at what you had just called Namjoon, he melted at the sight of your eyes as they looked at him: so sleepy and needy. He reached over and started to massage your scalp soon finding you fast asleep at the end of the movie.
Kim Seokjin He’d be annoyed more than anything else because he likes to keep those kinds of things in private. He’d pull you to the side and scold you like the mom he is.
“Why would you do that in front of all the members?! You should be embarrassed-!”
Min Yoongi He would be slightly surprised that of all times you could be submissive, you chose in front of the other members. Ultimately, he wouldn’t care but you definitely got in trouble later though.
Jung Hoseok He wouldn’t be embarrassed but definitely surprised at your behavior. The other members would harmlessly tease you both but Hoseok wouldn’t care, he thinks you’re adorable.
“My baby is so cute!”
Park Jimin *Embrassed but he can’t help but to think you’re adorable like this* ”Babe, the boys are going to tease us now.“
Kim Taehyung *Taehyung turned his attention towards you when he felt you bring his large and warm hand up to your cheek and nuzzle your face into it. You soon began to leave soft and tiny kisses on each of his fingertips. He wouldn’t mind though, he would see it as more as a display of affection rather than you being submissive because you could have done something more extreme.*
”You’re so cute, baby..“ Taehyung cooed at you while doing his famous box smile. The others thought it was oddly endearing but it was definitely some ammo to tease you guys about later.
Jeon Jungkook *Watching you with widened eyes and a heavy shade of red on his cheeks as you kneeled in front of where he was sitting, then taking his hand and placing it on your head indicating that you wanted to be pet. The others watched in shock because they didn’t think their maknae had such a kinky side to him behind closed doors.*
”Are you sleepy, babe? *nervous laughter* Let’s- Let’s get you to bed.“
Alright I’m in my lyft from tonight’s concert and my phones on ten percent but I just need to say that Harry’s concert tonight is the best show I’ve ever been to. And i go to a hell of a lot of concerts. He was so so funny and I got a bunch of videos I’m gonna post everything tomorrow. When Harry introduced the band, Sarah got such massive applause and not just from me!!!!! And when he introduced Clare she smiled so adorable and bowed and her hair looked super super cute she had a brown bob tonight she was adorable and at the end of The Chain Sarah just completely relaxed and collapsed down she was drumming her damn heart out and Clare’s vocals in From the Dining Table and Sweet Creature and Two Ghosts are some of the best things I’ve ever heard!!!!!!!! God I love them all so much my phones gonna die but I love Clare and Sarah and Harry and Mitch and Adam they were all amazing even though Harry had two mic malfunctions, one in Just a Little Bit of Your Heart and one in Kiwi like he had to start Kiwi over and he played it off as the crowd not going crazy enough so when they restarted oh man did we go crazy tonight was the absolute best and I’ve never been happier in my life!!!!!!! - joely olivia
okay anyway listen. LISTEN. here is my own personal mythology of dan humphrey being gossip girl.
so one of the most major ways in which the books diverge from the show is that in the BOOKS, dan and chuck are both canonically queer. essentially dan’s entire plotline in the last two books is that he meets a cute guy while working at the strand, comes out as gay, has his first relationship with this guy, the guy leaves him for chuck (drama!), and then dan realizes he still has feelings for vanessa and he’s maybe bi?
and in the second-to-last book dan snail-mails jenny a letter that just says, “dear jenny, i’m gay, love, dan” and jenny writes back like, “wow! this is big news! i’m proud of you and i love you. haha remember when we were little we’d dress up in mom’s clothes and jewelry all the time! you loved her heels!! the writing was on the wall lol.”
and NONE of that made it into the show which is bull SHIT of the highest order. but it’s all there, it’s canonically Part Of The Dan Humphrey Mythos that he dates a boy and that as a kid he looooooooooved dressing up as a girl.
which brings me TO: dan humphrey, now a teenager, trying DESPERATELY to fit in at this extremely elite all-boys school where he’s already an outsider because he’s poor! he gets enough shit for being a scholarship student he can’t POSSIBLY step outside the bounds of hypermasculine gender presentation that is the bread and butter of this place! i mean the homophobia in all-boys schools for rich kids is BATSHIT my little brother spent a year as a scholarship student at such a school when we were growing up and he had to withdraw after being physically assaulted and called a f*g on a daily basis. and he’s not even gay.
so anyway. ANYWAY. you’re dan humphrey, you’re the only working class kid at this school full of zillionaires, so you have no social influence. you’re deeply in the closet and bound to perform heteromasculinity on a constant basis as a means of cultural survival. and you’re a really good writer. like, that’s the one thing you have total confidence in: you are excellent at creating stories.
so is it any wonder that dan creates the character of gossip girl? is it? he can exert some control and influence in this hyperprivileged social environment he’ll never fully belong to. he can immerse himself in this performance of femininity in order to make the stifling nature of the closet just a little more bearable. and if he’s believable as gossip girl, that’s TREMENDOUS validation of these aspects of his identity that he has to keep suppressed.
and then he graduates and instead of going ivy league he moves to fucking OLYMPIA to go to EVERGREEN like PLEASE. please. dan humphrey was genderqueer and the government knows it. the gossip girl persona was virtual drag that he used as a coping mechanism during a time when any outward experimentation with feminine gender presentation would have gotten him exiled. wow i can’t believe i have this many feelings about this but there you go. dan humphrey. bigender icon. in the books he comes out as gay and his divorced parents team up to throw him a surprise party with rainbow cake. i need to stop writing this post i’m getting meotinoal *emotional
Here’s Rick L-433. He’s in love with his Morty, but his Morty is in a relationship with Jessica and cares little about him. So Rick decided ‘fuck it, if I can’t be happy with my Morty at least I’m gonna watch some other Ricks be happy with theirs’, and now he spends his days with his eyes glued to the interdimensional goggles watching other Ricks and Mortys being nice to each other. He has a favourite dimension, D-117, that he watches every day. The Rick and Morty of that dimension have a disgustingly cute relationship that makes him wanna hurl and swear his lungs out in envy.
He spends most of his days lying on a couch and drinking himself silly, watching his “show”. The few times he goes on adventures with his Morty, he references his “show” so much Morty always ends up cutting him short because he can’t stand his obsessive monologues. That makes him sad, and he goes to watch his “show” to feel better. Once he feels good enough, he asks his Morty to go along with him to another adventure, and talks his ear out about the “show”. Rinse and repeat.
It was about 5 hours into the second day of her music video
shoot for the lead single of her new album, and Taylor was beyond excited for
everyone to see what she had been working on. She always knew that when her and
Joseph Kahn worked together they could create something next level. Today they
were filming the mountain of Taylor’s scene, and it was pretty surreal to walk
on set and see a bunch of girls all dressed like her past selves. Versions of
herself that she felt so distant from, yet in some ways still connected to
after over ten years of her career. So much had happened to her since she had
been most of those girls. While part of her wished that she could go back and
experience what is was like to be that naive and innocent, she was really
grateful for the place that she was in today, even if it took a really hard
year of the media and everyone trying to tare her down for her to get to here.
In addition to making her feel a little sentimental, it was also a lot of fun. Taylor
had a great time talking with the girls and figure out which one of her self
was going to fight another version of herself. She knew it was kind of a crazy
concept, but also perfect for the message of the music video.
After they finished filming the first look, Joseph suggested
that they all take a short break since Taylor needed to go change into her
Junior Jewels tshirt and pajama pants for her next look. While she was
changing, she looked down at her phone and noticed a text from her boyfriend,
“Hey babe, I wanna come visit you on set! I’m already on my
way and I’ll be there in a couple of minutes so you can’t say no now ;)”
She couldn’t help but smile and role her eyes at Joe’s
words. She had been debating letting him come to the set to see her at all.
Part of her wanted to make him wait to see the video once it was completely
finished in order to make it more of a big surprise. She also kind of loved
torturing him a little by making him wait like everyone else to get to see the
finished project. But at the same time, she really wanted to see him and it
made her heart melt to think that he genuinely cared and really wanted to be
there to see her and support her in something that was going to be huge for her
career. Apparently Joe made the choice for her and was coming to visit her
whether she approved or not, which she was secretly pretty happy about.
“Okay fine, I guess since you’re already on your way I’ll
allow it this time. See you soon babe” Taylor quickly responded.
After she finished changing, she walked back out on set
wearing plaid pajama pants, a new and improved junior jewels tshirt, and
glasses with her hair pulled back into a messy ponytail. This was by far the
most comfortable look of the whole video. All of the different versions of
Taylor were scattered around the set chatting, drinking water, and eating some
snacks from craft service, while Joseph was busy looking at the footage that
they had shot earlier in the day.
Taylor walked up to Joseph to see how the earlier shots had
turned out and was pleased with what she saw for the most part. She could tell
that this video was going to look amazing once it was all edited together.
“Do you want start filming the next scene soon?” Joseph
asked while still staring intently at the computer screen.
“In a couple of minutes. Joe just texted me and told me his
was stopping by to visit, and he should be here any second. So I’ll just
quickly say hi to him for a minute and then we can get back to work.”
Just as Taylor finished her sentence, she looked up and saw
Joe walking in. She couldn’t help but laugh at the look on his face as he
glanced around slightly confused at seeing all of the many different versions
of Taylor. He finally made eye contact with the real Taylor and made his way
over to his girlfriend. Taylor immediately greeted him with a big hug and a
“I didn’t know I would be visiting so many of you today” Joe
“Well I guess I did get to give you a bit of a surprise
then” Taylor laughed
Taylor could feel the eyes of everyone else on the set
watching her and Joe’s interaction, so she decided that she should introduce
him to everyone else. They walked over closer to where the many other Taylors
were all hanging out.
“So this is my boyfriend Joe, he decided to crash the set
today” Taylor explained as she shot Joe a playful look.
“Sorry I couldn’t resist” Joe shot back as he placed his arm
around her and pulled her into him kissing her temple.
All of the other girls laughed and said hi back to Joe.
“Well these are all of the different versions of me throughout
the years as you can see. Is it weird seeing a ton of different Taylor’s from
before you even knew me?” Taylor asked
“Well I’m actually pretty familiar with this Taylor” Joe
responded with a smirk while looking over at his pajama-clad girlfriend. “In fact
I would say this is the Taylor I’ve spent the most time with, except normally
you’re just stealing one of my tshirts and now you’ve made your own” Joe shot
Taylor playfully hit his arm but couldn’t help but laugh. He
wasn’t wrong, a lot of the time that they had spent together in the past
several months of their relationship had consisted of chilling in the house that
she was renting in London, while watching never ending Netflix marathons and
cuddling. To he honest, she loved that. She loved not having to worry about
dressing up and doing her hair and makeup and always having to be so perfect
and put together for him. He genuinely just loved spending time with her, and
it was so nice to just relax and have some normalcy in their relationship.
“Is this your way of telling me I need to try a little
harder more often and change out of my pajamas every once in awhile?” Taylor
“Of course not babe, I think you look cute in your pajamas,
and you are welcome to steal my tshirts whenever you want” Joe replied with a
By now all of the different Taylors and Joseph had were all
laughing in amusement at the couple’s conversation.
“Okay love birds, as much as I would love to continue
discussing Taylor’s wardrobe choices, I think we should probably start shooting
the next look if we want to get everything that we need to done today. Don’t
worry you can tell her how beautiful she is when she looks like a mess later.”
Joseph spoke up.
“Hey!,” Taylor shot back pretending to be offended before
agreeing, “Okay you’re right, lets start filming then.” She then turned to Joe,
telling him, “Babe if you want to stay a
little bit longer and watch you can go sit over there. My mom should be back
soon anyways, so you can talk to her while we film.”
“Of course I’m planning on staying to watch. I want to see
all my Taylor’s in action” Joe joked before stealing a quick kiss and walking
over to sit down on the side of the set.
Joe couldn’t wipe the smile off of his face as he watched
Taylor in her element, being goofy and cute while fighting with the other
versions of herself. The fact that she even seemed incredibly excited about
being kicked in the face by another Taylor was super endearing, and it showed
how much she loved doing this. He could tell that she truly enjoyed her job,
even though there were definitely some hard aspects of it.
He continued watching her and caught up with Andrea once she
returned and took a seat next to him. They couldn’t help but laugh as Taylor
continued to act out the scenes. He was so happy just watching her that he
didn’t even realize he had already been there for hours. He heard Joseph say
“that’s a wrap, we’re done for the night,” distracting him from his
conversation with Andrea.
Once they decided to stop for the night, Taylor immediately
ran over to where Joe and her mom were seated and gave them both a big hug,
before turning to Joe and remarking,
“I can’t believe you
actually stayed for the whole shoot. You just sat and watched me act like a
complete dork for hours. You really didn’t have to stay the whole time.”
“I wanted to stay, it was fun to get to see you working.
Plus you just looked so cute as your 18 year old band geek self, how was I
supposed to leave?” Joe teased, causing Taylor to blush a little bit as she
laughed at his remark.
Her mom cut in, commenting, “I happen to agree, I think that
she has always been super adorable at every age” she joked. “You looked great
today honey! I can’t wait to see the final video when it’s finished!”
“Speaking of that, we should probably head home because it’s
already super late and I have to be back early tomorrow morning, so I should
probably go get some sleep tonight” Taylor noted.
“Well I drove here so I can just drive us back if you want
to have one of the guys drop your mom at home,” Joe suggested.
Taylor looked over at her mom before asking, “Mom is that
cool with you?”
“That sounds good honey. I’ll see you tomorrow morning. Go
get some rest.” Andrea responded hugging both Taylor and Joe before turning to
The couple then proceeded to walk out to Joe’s car hand in
hand laughing and joking about the day. Taylor couldn’t help but smile at how normal
this felt. Walking out to the car with her boyfriend to drive home. There were
no cameras or paparazzi at the moment, and she was beyond grateful to have Joe
in her life.
Once they got in the car Joe immediately reached out to hold
on to her hand and she looked up at him and said “thank you for coming today.
Really it meant a lot to me” with an obvious sense of sincerity. “Of course
babe, I wouldn’t miss it. Now lets get you home, so you can get some rest.”
There's this rly cute boy at my school and i used to live really near him and when he was 6 he would paint his nails pink all the time and now we're really similar and I wish we were closer friends but I don't have any classes with him and just... he's so soft looking and ahhh
okay listen there was this guy who came into my class today wearing a dress that was a v neck and showed his chest hair and he was wearing high heels as well. and he had leg hair and short hair and he looked SO GOOD and i wanted to compliment him but i was too scared so i just smiled at him and he smiled back so big and i hope that he is having a good day today!!!!
my crush showed me an outfit he said he liked and i was So Close to saying "you'd look super cute/hot in that" like u don't even understand. i had to take a breath for a moment to stop myself omg lmao but honestly??? he's super cute and i love him
OMG TELL HIM NEXT TIME I bet he would be super flattered! And you’d maybe even make him blush and get flustered and who doesn’t love seeing that ahh xx